With today’s pre-draft report, we are representing the Badger State with future first-round pick, Jarred Kelenic. If Kelenic can stay on the board long enough, he may find a nice home here with the Miami Marlins.
OF Jarred Kelenic
School: Waukesha West (Wis.) HS
Wisconsin is not necessarily known for its baseball talent. With that being said, Jarred Kelenic stands out amongst the rest. So much so, he decided that high school baseball was not the best route for him as a player. The Miami Marlins may be a good fit.
Instead, he played on traveling teams year round. The past two summers he played on the prestigious Team USA squad that took home two straight gold medals. On those teams, he was one of the leading offensive contributors. In 2016, he even led the squad in batting average.
Kelenic has one of the best hit tools in the entire draft to go along with solid power to all fields. MLB.com currently has him ranked as the 10th best prospect in the entire draft. Check our entire series of draft primers, here.
Most people around the game believe that he has the talent to be the first player from Wisconsin to ever be selected within the top-10 picks. Yet, when it comes time to pick, front office officials may hold the fact that he is from the cold weather state against the outfielder.