1. Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma
The only pitcher with a legitimate 80 mph fastball in this year’s class, the 6’5”, 215-pound right-hander utilizes his strong, powerful frame to work consistently in the upper-90s and usually eclipses triple-digits—he topped out at 102 mph earlier in the spring—multiple times in each outing.
2. Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
At 6’5”, 215 pounds, Appel has a plus fastball that peaks at 98 mph with late life, and he routinely sits 93-96 mph deep into games.
3. A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Stanford
The 6’3”, 215-pound right-hander’s long medical history and stressful delivery have eliminated all chances of a starting role, though his fastball is electric for a reliever and sits comfortably in the mid-to-upper 90s.
4. Braden Shipley, RHP, Nevada
An outstanding athlete with little mileage on his arm—he converted from shortstop to the mound last year—Shipley’s velocity has moved up in the low-to-mid-90s, and has been as high as 97-98 mph.
5. Kohl Stewart, RHP, St. Pius X HS (Texas)
Committed to Texas A&M as a dual-sport athlete (quarterback), Stewart has shined on the mound this spring with a fastball that’s reached 97 mph with late life.
*Due to the likelihood of OF/RHP Michael Lorenzen being drafted as an outfielder, he has been omitted from this list. But for the sake of comparison, the Cal St. Fullerton closer would have ranked second overall with a fastball that sits in the high-90s and flirts with triple digits.