21. SEA – Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee

Gilbert has been a two-way star for the Vols since 2020. He has played very well defensively in center and has a fastball that can reach up to 93 on the mound. His arm would play well in any outfield spot and he gets good reads combined with good instincts for solid routes on fly balls. At the plate, he’s a solid hitter contact-wise that could still connect for 10-15 or so homers despite his 5’9” 185lb body. He has above-average speed and makes good decisions while running the bases. He should definitely be given the chance to stay in center field. 

22. STL – Blake Tidwell, RHP, Tennessee

Tidwell, a 6’4” righty is the best pitcher on a loaded staff at Tennessee. His arsenal features four pitches, a fastball that can reach 99, a frisbee-type slider that routinely sits mid 80’s, a curveball that sits in the 70’s, and a changeup with sink and sideways action that sits low to mid 80’s. Every pitch he has plays off his plus fastball. His changeup was his best swing-and-miss pitch, though with the velocity Tidwell has, every pitch is a good swing-and-miss pitch. With his solid repertoire and having played in the SEC, Tidwell could start a bit higher than most prospects who played in college. This gives him a chance to get to the show quicker. 

23. TOR – Brock Jones, OF, Stanford

Jones, a former safety on Stanford’s football team, has plus speed, good power, good fielding, and average contact and arm strength. He looks like a .250 hitter with 20 homers annually while also chipping in on the basepaths with 20-25 stolen bases. A rough Spring this year has caused his stock to drop a bit but his combination of power and speed will naturally draw interest from a lot of teams. Another red flag is his swing-and-miss rate, which is the highest it’s ever been for him. Defensively, however, he is sound in center field, gets good jumps on balls, and is able to track down a lot thanks to his speed. 

24. BOS – Logan Tanner, C, Mississippi State

Tanner is the best defensive catcher in the draft. His work receiving could be a bit more polished but he has an elite arm from behind the plate. As a pitcher in high school, Tanner’s fastball averaged 95-96. He makes hard contact and drives the ball well, getting extra bases a good amount. His only real weakness in his game is his speed. He has well-below-average speed but as a catcher, it shouldn’t affect him much. Tanner’s body is likely done adding strength at 6’ and 215lbs. 

25. NYY – Henry Bolte, OF, Palo Alto (CA)

Bolte, a 6’3” 195lb. outfielder stacks up well to the top two players in this draft in Druw Jones and Elijah Green. His tools are on par with both of them, but Bolte just doesn’t have the same level of consistency as them. He has great speed, above-average power, and average contact, fielding, and arm strength. When he hits the ball into the gaps, he can easily take an extra base. Bolte should stick in center as a pro because his speed is a weapon and his arm is not an issue. 

26. CWS – Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama

Prielipp, currently recovering from Tommy John surgery, was previously drafted by the Red Sox in the 37th round in 2019. After he stuck to his commitment to Alabama, he posted a 0.00 ERA in 21 innings before the coronavirus ended the season prematurely. In his first outing the next year he sustained an injury that required Tommy John surgery. Now, with the draft about a month away, he is back on the mound, throwing bullpen sessions for evaluators and scouts. There is a chance he will at least once more (likely at the Draft Combine) before the actual draft. His fastball/slider/changeup arsenal gives him the chance to be a very good number two. His fastball tops at 95, slider tops at 90, and change sits 82-84. There is room for a tick or two more velocity-wise, but considering he underwent TJ surgery, his stuff likely is at its hardest now. 

27. MIL – Andrew Dutkanych, RHP, Brebuef Jesuit (IN)

A 6’3”/210lb. righty from Indiana, Dutkanych features four pitches in his full arsenal. They are fastball, changeup, slider, and curveball. His fastball and slider are his two best, followed by the bender and the change. The fastball peaks at 97 but is routinely 93-95, followed by his slider which peaks at 90, but sits mid-high 80’s most of the time. His curveball shows true 12-6 action which is impressive because of his three-quarters delivery. His changeup is still developing, which is to be expected of a dominant high school pitcher. Considering he already has two plus pitches and the curveball is a close third, he hasn’t needed to use the changeup much, but it does have a bit of drop on it. 

28. HOU – Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall-Heath (TX)

Jose Altuve 2.0? The Astros take a 5’8” middle infielder here to balance out the age gap in their system. His best tool is his plus speed, followed by his solid contact, average arm strength and fielding, and finally his power. For a guy that’s 5’8”, the expectation would be a lack of power. Williams doesn’t “lack” power. For his size, he does have quite a bit of pop in his bat. He makes hard contact, doesn’t whiff much, and excels in differentiating pitches. There is a chance the 18-year-old could stay at short but he could also see time at second as well. His hands are quick enough to stay, it may just be a matter of if the team has another option that could be better defensively. 

29. TB – Jordan Beck, OF, Tennessee

Beck is one of the more balanced players in the draft. His best tool is his arm, then his power, speed, and fielding are all above average. His only average skill is his contact. His body does not need to fill out anymore as he stands 6’3” and weighs in at 225lbs. This combination of speed and power should serve him well at the plate, turning gappers into extra-base hits regularly. One area he could work on more is his plate discipline and pitch selection. There are times when he turns too aggressive and becomes swing-happy. His arm strength would indicate that may be best suited for right field but due to his speed and good jumps on balls, he could at least get a look in center when he turns pro. At UT, he played in right mostly due to the fact that Drew Gilbert was the Vols’ everyday centerfielder. 

30. SF – Zach Neto, SS, Campbell

Listed as a shortstop but can play everywhere, Neto is the anomaly of this class. He has started at every infield spot for Campbell. His hitting mechanics are untraditional, to say the least considering his leg kick and swing path. He has found a way to make it all work. The fact that he can play a bunch of different positions and is wacky at the plate would him the perfect fit for Gabe Kapler and the San Francisco Giants. Since he plays all over, his arm and fielding are at least average, and his offensive tools are the same. He also has average speed which makes him playable in the outfield as well. It will be interesting to see how he develops considering he can be moved around and has a swing that doesn’t project extremely favorable at the next level.

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