- Round 1 Pick 5: Gerald Hull (CF) – A rare five-tool player,
Hull is undoubtedly the top offensive prospect in this year’s class and
has the durability to play all 162 games. Hull can hit for both average
and power in addition to drawing a lot of walks and was one of the
fastest players in this year’s draft. Hull will be the anchor of the
Peacemakers’ lineup for the next decade plus and a perennial MVP
ML Projections: .330 BA, 1.000 OPS.
Round 2 Pick 85: Enerio Valenzuela (P) – An absolute flamethrower, Valenzuela has a good shot at the majors once he fully develops, assuming he is able to stay healthy. More effective against LH batters than RH may lead the Peacemakers to use him on a situational basis.
ML Projections: 1.60+ WHIP, .300+ OAV
Other notable selections: None.
Grade: A. The Peacemakers have to be thrilled that they were able to pick up the top offensive prospect in this year’s draft at pick #5, a sure sign that the three teams drafting in front of them will be reorganizing their scouting departments.