Congrats to the following baseball players for earning academic All-Big Ten Honors.
Matt Carr, Jr., Sport Marketing & Management, Indianapolis, Ind.
Evan Crawford, Jr., Marketing, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Chris Hervey, Sr., Physical Education, St. James, N.Y.
T.C. Knipp, So., Sport Marketing & Management, Carmel, Ind.
Jerrud Sabourin, So., Biology, San Diego, Calif.
Kipp Schutz, Jr., General Studies, Evansville, Ind.
Ethan Wilson, So., Sport Communication-Broadcast, Pendleton, Ind.
Wes Wilson, So., Spanish, Lexington, Ky.
MLB.com Draft Reports
Summary: One of the biggest late risers in the Draft class, Arnett is a big right-hander who put himself into first-round consideration with a breakout junior season. He's got an above-average fastball and a slider that, while inconsistent, could be an out pitch as well. He struggles at times with his release point and arm angle, which hurts the effectiveness of the slider. He's come a long way in a short time, and the lack of track record may make some pause, as will the high pitch counts he had late in the year. But if he can develop an effective offspeed pitch, he's the kind of workhorse who could be a future No. 2 or 3 starter in the big leagues.
Summary: Few question whether Phegley can hit. He's got great skills at the plate. The questions are about his abilities behind it. He does some things well as a catcher, like calling his own game, but he has real trouble with pitchers who have a lot of movement. The more you believe in the bat, the higher you may take him. If a team thinks he can catch every day, he'll go plenty early because of the offense. If not, he's still a solid MLB backup, though that's not the type you take as quickly.