1. Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood HS (Wash.)
At 6’1”, 190 pounds, McGuire’s defense along should make him a major league catcher. With an ideal frame and plenty of athleticism, he’s an advanced blocker with vastly improved receiving skills, as well as catch-and-throw skills that will quickly rank among the best in the sport.
2. J.P. Crawford, SS, Lakewood HS (Calif.)
The only shortstop in the draft class with a legitimate chance to remain at the position long term, Crawford has an athletic 6’2”, 175-pound frame and smooth, effortless actions.
3. Phil Ervin, OF, Samford
Although he’s been plagued by an ankle injury this spring, Ervin is an excellent defensive outfielder—regardless of position—thanks to a combination of plus speed, excellent instincts and aggressive routes.
4. Ryan Boldt, of, Red Wing HS (Minn.)
While there are plenty of center fielders in this year’s draft class, Boldt is among a select few players who project to say at the position long term. At 6’1”, 190 pounds, he’s a plus runner with excellent range and instincts.
5. Josh Hart, OF, Parkview HS (Ga.)
A plus-plus runner, Hart’s game-changing speed is as evident in the outfield as it is on the bases, as he’s an outstanding defensive outfielder with top-notch speed and tons of range.