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MLB Draft Mailbag: Rising draft prospects

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Every Sunday, I will answer questions about the MLB First-Year Player Draft. You can submit MLB Draft questions for the mailbag on Twitter (@DanZielinski3) or via email (danzielinski@the3rdmanin.com).

How high can Virginia outfielder Adam Haseley go?
–Doc H.

Adam Haseley is a two-way player at Virginia, as he’s an outfielder and a starting left-handed pitcher for the Cavaliers. But, professional teams view Haseley as an outfielder at the pro level.

A 6-foot-1, 195-pound centerfielder, Haseley is hitting .406 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs for Virginia this spring.

An athletic outfielder who’s a solid contact hitter with emerging power, Haseley is a first-round talent and one of the top college bats in this year’s MLB Draft class. Haseley has the potential to go as high as No. 10 overall to the Los Angeles Angels.

Is Puerto Rican prep shortstop Ricardo De La Torre a first-round pick?
–Adam S.

Ricardo De La Torre is an intriguing and skilled prep baseball player who has a bright future ahead. An Auburn University commit, he will have an opportunity this June to pursue a career in professional baseball.

A 6-foot-2, 175-pound shortstop, De La Torre has sky-high potential and an intriguing tool set offensively and defensively.

Will he hear his named called in the first-round on June 12? There’s a chance of that happening. But worst case scenario, he goes in the second-round of the MLB Draft.

Submit MLB Draft questions for next week’s mailbag on Twitter (@DanZielinski3) or via email (danzielinski@the3rdmanin.com).

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