School: St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)
Class: HS Senior
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hometown: Brookeville, MD
Previously Drafted: None
Silverstein is a rare blend of present stuff and projection. He throws a low 90s fastball with run and a sharp slider. Silverstein uses a deceptive delivery and a high sidearm release to fool hitters. He’s 6-foot-5, so scouts expect he’ll improve his fastball velocity as he fills out.
Silverstein is a good student who goes to an elite private school. He has a strong commitment to Virginia.
If a team thinks it can sign him, he could be drafted in the middle of the first round. [UPDATE: 4/23] Silverstein has been shut down for the rest of the high school season with tightness in his shoulder. He will DH for St. John’s.