Mychal Givens

School: Plant HS (Florida)

Class: HS Senior

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 185 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: ss/rhp

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Commitment: Uncommitted

Previously Drafted: None

Givens is the top two-way prospect in the draft.  He has the defensive tools to be a quality shortstop prospect, complete with the soft hands and lightening quick arm that reaches 95 mph.  That arm strength translates well to the mound.  He has a whippy sidearm delivery and throws a sinking fastball, a good changeup and breaking ball.

For a shortstop, Givens’ 6.79 60-yard dash time is hardly exceptional.  It may necessitate a move to third-base if a team wants to keep him as a position player.  If a team drafts him as a pitcher, they’ll have to choose whether they want to raise his arm angle and risk that he’ll lose his fastball movement or leave him as-is and make him a relief pitcher.

The Future:
Top 20 picks.

Spring 2008


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