Wright, a 6-4, 220-pound right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt University, possesses some serious zip on his fastball as well, usually sitting in the 93-95 mph range, but showcases more refined secondary pitches than Greene. He is widely thought to be the safest pick near the top of the draft given his body of work. Either prospect would be a nice selection for the Twins, Greene for his age and enormous upside, or Wright for his track record and pedigree coming from an institution that has produced current MLB pitchers David Price, Sonny Gray and Mike Minor.
And then there’s McKay, the most intriguing prospect in the draft whose two-way stardom has situated him at the top of most analysts’ draft boards. The Darlington, Pa., native pairs a .333 career batting average and 25 home runs (15 this season and counting) with a 2.10 career-ERA in 291.1 innings pitched during his time at the University of Louisville.
McKay was the 2015 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award winner and was a standout this past summer with Team USA and will likely receive unanimous All-America honors when those teams are announced. However, even though most scouts’ only question regarding McKay is whether to draft him as a first baseman or as a left-handed pitcher, the Twins would be wise to pass on him altogether when the draft begins June 12.
The Giants activated closer Mark Melancon from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday ahead of the team’s clash against the Dodgers.
San Francisco originally planned on holding Melancon out until Friday, but the 32-year-old fared well after a 22-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
Prior to today’s game the #SFGiants have activated RHP Mark Melancon off the 10-day DL’IF Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to triple-A Sac.
Melancon will immediately resume his role as closer, which will force Derek Law back into a setup position.