Our MLB Draft prospect series rolls along today with North Carolina shortstop Logan Warmoth. Baseball America has him ranked as the 19th-best player available on their big board, and the third best shortstop behind Hunter Greene and Royce Lewis (of course, Greene and Lewis might not even be drafted as shortstops).
MLB.com’s scouting report on the 21-year-old junior:
While Warmoth doesn’t have a standout tool, he also doesn’t have any obvious shortcomings. He’s a gifted hitter who controls the strike zone, handles good velocity and uses the entire field. He started to show some power toward the end of his sophomore season, and has enough to hit 12-15 homers per season in the big leagues.
Warmoth has solid speed and the savvy to use it on the basepaths. His instincts and quick hands help him make plays at shortstop, and he’ll get the chance to play there as a pro. With average range and arm strength, he’s probably better suited for second base.
Where the latest mock drafts have Logan getting picked:
Seems like a lock to go in the first round, hopefully we see him and his girlfriend Tristan Muniz on the MLB Network set next week. She’s a Kappa Delta and cheered at Florida State.