School: Fresno State
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
High School: Dana Hills HS
Previously Drafted: 29th round, 2005 (Baltimore Orioles)
Scheppers has two plus pitches: a mid-90s fastball and a power slider. He’s got an ideal pitcher’s frame and he impressed coaches with a strong showing in fall practice in 2007.
Scheppers is inexperienced. He threw fewer than 110 innings in college and only pitched for one season in high school. He needs to develop a third pitch to project as a starter in the pros. He’s given up more than one hit per inning in his college career.
Mid-first round pick.