Elite College Players Head Up 2021 MLB Draft

TUCSON, Ariz. — The following are 10 of the top 78 college players who have an excellent chance of being drafted in the first two rounds of next June’s MLB Draft with a good season.

The list was made after consulting with college baseball coaches across the nation along with scouts.

RHP Kumar Rocker
The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder could easily be the first pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Last season, he posted a 2-1 record, 1.80 ERA and struck out 28 batters with 8 walks over 15 innings.

The year prior, Rocker struck out 114 batters with 21 walks over 22 games and posted a 12-5 record as a freshman.

During a Regional game against Duke, he struck out 19 batters and tossed Vanderbilt’s first no-hitter since 1971.

OF Jud Fabian
Univ. of Florida
Fabian was superb last season for the Gators as he hit .294 with 5 homers, 6 doubles and 13 RBI in 17 games.

He is expected to be a high first round pick in the MLB Draft with another solid season.

SS Matt McLain
McLain is an elite defensive shortstop who is an exceptional hitter.

Last season for the Bruins, he hit .397 with 3 homers, 4 doubles and 19 RBI.

RHP Jack Leiter
Leiter is another treasured pitcher from Vanderbilt by pro scouts.

Last season as a freshman, he posted a 2-0 record, 1.72 ERA and struck out 22 batters with 8 walks over 15 2/3 innings.

C Adrian Del Castillo
Miami (Fla.)
Castillo is one of the best hitters in the nation and has improved his catching skills.

Last season, he hit .358 with 2 homers, 2 doubles and 15 RBI for the Hurricanes.

RHP Jaden Hill
Louisiana St.
Hill has been up to 99 mph out of the bullpen and sits at 94-98 mph.

He has a superb 4-pitch mix in his pitching repertoire.

Last season as a reliever, he allowed just one hit in 11 2/3 innings and fanned 17 batters.

3B Alex Binelas
Binelas is an outstanding hitter who uses the whole field, line to line, with power.

He also has good plate disciple and runs well.

During the 2019 season over 59 games, he hit .291 with 14 homers, 14 doubles and 59 RBI.

OF Colton Cowser
Sam Houston St.
Cowser is a dynamic player who can run, defend and hit.

Last season, he hit .255 with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 6 RBI and swiped 5 bases.

OF Ethan Wilson
South Alabama
Wilson is an incredible defensive player who can hit.

Last season for the Jaguars, he hit .282 with 3 homers, 4 doubles and 12 RBI. He also collected 6 stolen bases.

RHP Jonathan Cannon
Univ. of Georgia
Cannon is tall, athletic and a projectable pitcher who is a strike throwers with a mid-90s fastball.

In five appearances last season, he fanned 12 batters and only walked 2 and didn’t allow an earned run with a 3-0 record.

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The Jan. 8, 2021 College Preview edition of Collegiate Baseball newspaper is now available which features top players from every NCAA Division I Conference and projected Players and Pitchers Of The Year in each league. 

Plus, Collegiate Baseball has an in-depth report on the top 40 pre-season teams in NCAA Division I and rundowns on each level of college baseball.

In addition, a special feature story was written on how Vanderbilt was built into a juggernaut by Head Coach Tim Corbin. Prior to his arrival in 2003, the Commodores had losing records for five straight years. In 116 years of baseball, Vanderbilt never won more than 37 games during a season, and that happened only once. The program had never won an SEC regular-season title. With Corbin, the Commodores have won two national titles and posted a 753-359-1 record.

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