1. RHP Brock Porter, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s/Clemson Commit
Brock Porter is a 2021 All-American and 2022 graduate, ranked 11th out of Pipeline’s Top 200 MLB Draft prospects and committed to Clemson. He’s graded a 10 by Perfect Game, and may be one of the higher young draft picks this year from the mound. Even on the young side, a kid with such velocity and makeup would climb the Yankees’ farm system in fast-paced fashion.
The 19-year-old lights up the gun like a Christmas tree, with a 100 MPH max fastball, and averages a consistent 94-97 MPH. Complementing the fastball, he serves a side of slider up to 87 MPH as an out pitch, as well as a good changeup and effective 12-6 quick-drop curveball.
Next week, the New York Yankees will encounter a diverse list of pitching options, with a variety of age, competition faced, repertoire, and maturity. These three pitchers, based on these attributes, will best fit the Yankees’ selections in the first round or among their top three picks.