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

Strengths:
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.

Weaknesses:
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.

Video:
Spring 2008

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: