HOOVER, Ala. - As the games rolled along on Thursday, many of the scouts in attendance had one name…
SEC Tournament - Stock Rising
Grayson Garvin, LHP, Vanderbilt - Garvin, like his teammate Sonny Gray, is another highly consistent performer. He worked around 90-91 with the fastball and locate his secondary pitches effectively. Unlike Gray, Garvin did have some room to improve his stock and he did and has over the last few weeks. Lefties with command and a mix of pitches seem to find their way into the back of the first round, and that may be the case with Garvin next week.
Jason Esposito, 3B, Vanderbilt - Impressions can be made with one swing sometimes. Esposito made that impression on Sunday against Florida's Austin Maddox. After being buzzed high and tight, Esposito turned on a high 94 mph fastball and roped it off the left field wall. It says a lot about his bat speed as well as his mental toughness and competitive nature. And, the moment had scouts buzzing behind the plate.
Taylor Dugas, OF, Alabama - Dugas is what he is physically, but he just continues to impress with the bat. His swing is short and compact, and he finds a way to drive and lift the ball despite his lack of size. Someone is going to like his bat enough in the first five rounds to take him off the board. And, he impressed enough this weekend to get even more clubs interested in him that high up.
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP, Florida - No one raised their stock in Hoover more than Anthony DeSclafani. He pitched multiple outings in which he lit up the radar guns and got his fastball up to 96 mph. Relievers tend to get a lot of helium this time of year because they can make multiple impressive last minute impressions. DeSclafani is a premium, power arm and those always will be in demand. Don't be surprised to see someone jump up as high as the second round and grab this right-hander.
Taylor Hill, RHP, Vanderbilt - It was a losing effort, but Hill was superb in the SEC championship game not just in terms of performance. It was his stuff that opened a lot of eyes. He sat around 90-92 mph with his fastball and mixed in a sharp low 80s breaking ball. And, he got up to 94 mph a handful of times throughout his outing. He is a senior so his leverage is limited but it would be surprising if he didn't go somewhere in the top seven or eight rounds.
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