MLB Draft: 2016 Top High School Prep Arms

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Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Jared Horn, a right handed pitcher out of Vintage High School in California, is 6’3” and 190 pounds. An added bonus is that he is still only 17 years old, but will turn 18 on July 21. The right hander is committed to California, but he has the potential to be a late first round steal.

Horn currently sits mid-90s. He throws from a higher three quarters  arm slot. He throws a curve ball that appears to be 11-5 and is better than his slider and change up. His control could be better, but should be good enough for him to be a starter. If drafted into the right organization, Horn can blossom and become a really solid and become a number two type pitcher in a rotation.

I believe that Horn is the type of pitcher who needs the right organization to be successful, and the Pirates do have that track record with arms. I don’t see him as a viable option at 22 – unless the team looks to go for under slot value for later on, which they have done before – but I think at number 41, the Pirates would come away with a nice young high school arm they can groom.  Like they have with Tyler Glasnow, Nick Kingham, and other high school pitchers.

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