Camarillo H.S. RHP Hunter Virant tossed a no-hitter on Thursday. This outing should guarantee Hunter a pick in the first round. I had hoped he would fall to a “two” and the Mets would grab him, but now, don’t look for him to be around when the Mets use the first of two Jose Reyes compensation picks. scouting report - Virant is a lanky left-hander who will no doubt challenge for the top spot among high school southpaws. He’s been consistently clocked in the low-to-mid 90s, and has touched 96 mph in the past. He complements his fastball with a stellar curveball, one that could be one of the best in the class with a bit more experience and polish. Virant is athletic enough to play multiple positions throughout his high school career, including first base and outfield. He shows enough potential at the plate to warrant a spot in the draft, but on the mound his future as a No. 2 or No. 3 starter is going to be too much to ignore
Keith Law tweeted that Clemson 1B Richie Schaffer will “definitely’ be a first round draft pick. - high school scouting report: - Richie Shaffer is a 2009 3B/SS/P with a 6'3'', 190 lb. frame from Charlotte, NC who attends Providence. Shaffer has a very athletic strong build and can do it all. He has very fluid infield actions and has hands work well. He throws easy with great carry across the diamond topping out at 91mph. He has good bat speed at the plate and the ball flies off his bat. He has easy power and can drive the ball to all fields. He has huge power potential and his bat projects very large with some minor adjustments. He also can get on the mound and topped out at 90 at the Metrodome, with more to come. Shaffer is an outstanding baseball player and a top 2009 draft follow. He is also an very good student and has verbally committed to Clemson. Aflac All American
LSU RHP Nick Goody - 90-93, power curve 79-82… 7th save. team web site - MLB Draft: 22nd Round in 2011 (New York Yankees). Arrives at LSU after a standout junior college career at State College of Florida in Bradenton ... elected to enroll at LSU instead of signing a pro contract with the New York Yankees ... outstanding competitor who is a strong candidate to work in the closer role this season for the Tigers. PRIOR TO LSU - Worked 84 innings in 2011, recording a 6-2 record, 33 walks, 114 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA for State College of Florida ... named the 2011 Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned JUCO all-America recognition ... named to the Dean's List of the State College of Florida ... a four-year letterman as a shortstop at University High School in Orlando ... a recipient of the Golden Glove award in high school ... an Honor Roll student who finished at University HS with a 4.2 GPA.
TAMU RHP Michael Wacha continues to prove why he’s a sure fired first round pick in the June draft. How’s this for a stat line vs. state rival Texas: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K… for the season, Wacha stands 6-0, 2.22, 77.0-IP, 78-K, 14-BB.
Stanford RHP Mark Appel had a very strong outing against UCLA. His line for the night: 7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K… for the season: 6-1, 2.73, 79.0-IP, 81-K, 20-BB