However, I don't think that should be the case for the 2022 Draft. This is my analytical breakdown of why Cooper Hjerpe is the clear top college arm eligible in the upcoming draft class.
Image courtesy of Mississippi State Athletics Introduction Will Bednar was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 14th overall selection in the 2021 Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft on Sunday, July 11th. Bednar, the brother of the Pittsburgh Pirates David Bednar, saw his draft stock rise significantly following his dominant performance during the... Continue Reading →
College baseball is just hours away after a near year-long hiatus. Fans are of course excited, but coaches have been dealing with COVID-19 protocols, quarantine policies, and testing results for the past five months; so they’re also itching to start playing games that actually matter. Some schools unfortunately won’t get to start their season until... Continue Reading →
Continuing down the unbeaten path of draft models; the last version of this was less than a week ago when I discussed a tricky metric in vertical approach angle. This time I'll be going over a rather broad pool of data. Batted ball profiles can be as simple as exit velocity and launch angle, or... Continue Reading →
Overview The Georgia Bulldogs had an impressive pair of starting pitchers get selected in this year's draft, Emerson Hancock and Cole Wilcox. After getting selected in the 38th round of the 2017 draft, Hancock spent three years at Georgia before being taken sixth overall by the Seattle Mariners this year. Wilcox spent two years at... Continue Reading →
During this year's shortened MLB Draft we had the privilege of watching players get drafted out of dozens of BCTeam college programs. This week we will be doing a mini blog series highlighting some of these draft picks and looking at the stats and metrics that make them so special. Introduction Cole Henry was selected... Continue Reading →