The College World Series is a great opportunity to showcase the best college baseball has to offer. The best teams along with the top players, some of whom were just drafted into the MLB, get to showcase their talent and lead their teams to a national championship. Here are the top prospects you should be keeping your eye on.
6. JJ Bleday
JJ Bleday is a breakout star for Vanderbilt. He was drafted fourth-overall by the Miami Marlins and he led Division I baseball in home runs this past season with 25. The LHH maintained a .328 batting average with a 448 OPS. Bleday holds the record at Vandy for the most home runs hit in a single season, surpassing Pedro Alvarez.
5. Logan Wyatt
Logan Wyatt of Louisville was drafted No. 51 overall in the second round by the San Fransisco Giants. This year at Louisville, Wyatt batted .291 with nine home runs. The first baseman has solid defensive skills with soft hands and a decent throwing arm which makes him a above-average fielder.
4. Ethan Small
Ethan Small is a southpaw who had a tremendous year for Mississippi State. He delivered in big time games for the Bulldogs all year and held a record of 9-2. He was selected in the first round, picked No. 28 overall by the Milwaukee Brewers. In 96 innings pitched, Small struck out 160 batters.
3. Josh Jung
Josh Jung was selected No. 8 overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2019 MLB Draft. The Texas Tech star was a good pick for Texas since they are thin at third base due to the departure of Adrian Beltre. Jung batted .332 with 21 doubles and 11 home runs.
2. Jordan Brewer
Jordan Brewer has had an interesting road to being drafted into the MLB. Once a highly-touted football prospect, he decided to leave the gridiron and head over to the diamond where it eventually paid off. The outfielder is currently batting .336 with 12 home runs. The Michigan standout was drafted by the Houston Astros in the third round. He was selected No. 2016 overall.
1. Michael McAvene
Drafted by the Cubs in the third round, No. 103 overall, Michael McAvene might sound familiar since his ejection in the regional game went viral. The ejection led to a four-game suspension. Now back on the mound in the CWS, the right hander has a lot of upside. McAvene has plus velocity topping out in the upper 90's and a wipe out slider. The Louisville closer recorded seven saves this year and sports an ERA of 2.67.