Baseball America is amazing; to prepare for the upcoming draft the magazine has listed the top 400 draft prospects- high school and college players combined. In the 300 player update from a while back, three former Valley Leaguers were mentioned. Now that the list is up to 400 (released a couple weeks ago, on April 19), five players are present.
As usual, I’m done the work for you. Let’s take a look:
- #146- Graham Ashcraft, RHP, UAB (Waynesboro 2018)- Graham was #138 on the top 300 list
- #198- Zach Peek, RHP, Winthrop (Strasburg 2017)- Zach was #177 previously. He was also ATVL’s #1 starting pitcher in the summer of ’17
- #227- Kyle McCann, C, Georgia Tech (Harrisonburg 2017)- Kyle was #169 in the previous iteration.
- #326- Brandon Parker, OF, Mississippi Gulf Coast JC (New Market 2018)- Brandon is new to the list. He was the NJCAA Division-II Player of the Year in 2018 before coming to New Market.
- #339- Dominic Canzone, OF, Ohio State (Front Royal 2017)- Dominic was a star in the Valley League in 2017, and was named the 5th best hitter in the league that year.