B.J. Hermsen

School: West Delaware HS (Iowa)

Class: HS Senior

Height: 6′6″

Weight: 230 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: RHP

Hometown: Manchester, IA

Commitment: Oregon State

Previously Drafted: None

Strengths:
Hermsen is one of the most improved high school pitchers in the country, finally showing the stuff that scouts imagined out of his 6-foot-6 frame. Hermsen throws a low 90s sinker that he pairs with a solid change and slider. He’s got clean mechanics so another bump in velocity is conceivable. Hermsen is the highest ranked recruit for two-time defending champions Oregon State and the top high school prospect from Iowa.

Weaknesses:
He doesn’t have as much present stuff as other elite prep pitchers.  He hasn’t been challenged by quality high school competition.  He’s a strong student, which will make him tough to sign.

The Future:
Supplemental round.

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