The Cubs selected another very good college hitter in North Florida CF Donnie Dewees in the 2nd round. Some have compared him to Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.
He may have gone higher if it were not for a broken wrist. Keith Law had him as the 20th pick in his first mock draft, who mentioned that some scouts thought he was the best college bat in the draft. He has a sweet swing and the ability to go the opposite way.
Dewees isn't a power hitter but he is a plus hitter, on par with some of the hitters taken earlier in the draft. He also has plus speed and good range in CF. He projects as a leadoff type.
If you like statistics, you'll like Dewees, although the caveat here is that he has not faced top competition. Dewees hit .422/.483/.749 with just 16 Ks vs. 18 HRs and 30 BBs. He also stole 23 bases in 26 attempts.
Filed under: 2015 MLB Draft