We are starting to jump into the high school season in most places around the country and the college season is in full form. Let’s take a look at some of the top 2016 Major League Baseball draft prospects and how they performed this past week.
AJ Puk | LHP Florida
It’s been an inconsistent season for left handed starter AJ Puk. In his two previous starts, against Dartmouth and Harvard, Puk has walked eight batters with just seven strikeouts in 10.1 innings. On Saturday he took the mound against Missouri and dominated, showing why he’s one of the best arms in the country. He tossed 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just one walk and three hits with 11 strikeouts and was still hitting 94 MPH on his 107th pitch of the game. His ERA sits at 1.88 on the season.
Nick Senzel | 3B Tennessee
It was an interesting week for the Tennessee third baseman. He played in four games over the past week and racked up just two hits, both of which were singles. He only had 11 total at-bats though because he was walked seven times. On the season he’s now hitting .358/.505/.537 for the Volunteers with 21 walks and just 10 strikeouts on the season.
Corey Ray | OF Louisville
The outfielder for Louisville got out to such a torrid start, but he’s really cooled off since then. Last week was no different as he struggled in five games against Xavier, Wright State and Miami (FL). He went 4-22 (.181) with a double, home run, walk and six strikeouts. On the season he’s still hitting .325/.392/.639 with 13 extra-base hits, 22 steals, 10 walks and 12 strikeouts.
Kyle Lewis | OF Mercer
Kyle Lewis had another big week for Mercer. In four games against Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State he went 8-17 with a double, two home runs, seven runs batted in and five walks. He’s been the best hitting in college this season. The outfielder has a .450/.569/.875 line with seven doubles, nine home runs, 21 walks and 10 strikeouts.
Connor Jones | RHP Virginia
Jones moved to 4-0 on the season with 7.1 shutout innings on Friday over Wake Forest. The right hander walked two batters, hit one and struck out nine. He now has a 1.56 ERA in 34.2 innings with eight walks and 33 strikeouts.
Josh Lowe | 3B Pope High Sschool (GA)
One of the few high school players that was easier to find stats on, Pope is one of the top bats in the country. In 35 at-bats this spring he has hit .400 with three doubles, three triples and five home runs. He’s also pitched in relief several times.