MLB Draft: 2016 Top High School Prep Arms

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MLB Draft Prospect Groome Comp
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Jason Groome is arguably the best pitching prospect in the draft, and also probably the best player in the draft as a whole. He will likely end up being the first overall pick in the draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and at the worst he will fall to third to the Atlanta Braves, but I’d venture to say he will be the number one overall pick.

Groome is a 6’6” and 220 pound left hander from Barnegat High School in New Jersey and is committed to Vanderbilt. The 17 year old won’t turn 18 until August 23, so he is still young. Groome has an electric arm, showcasing a fastball that currently sits in the mid-90s and can reach up to 96/97.

Groome also features a curve ball that is already above average, especially for his age. He is developing a third offering in the change up, which puts him ahead of the curve compared to other high school pitchers. He repeats his delivery and motion, allowing him to throw strikes with consistency, as he also comes from a higher three quarters arm slot.

Groome’s player ceiling appears that to be of Madison Bumgarner or even a taller Matt Moore. Groome won’t be on the board when the Pirates pick.

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