2024 MLB Draft Deep Dive: Kash Mayfield, LHP, Elk City HS, OK.

The 2024 MLB draft is set for Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Arlington Texas as part of the 2024 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. The Phillies will pick at number 27 in the 1st round. Currently, the Phillies have 17 picks in the 2024 draft.

The baseball people here at EOP will update you on the top prospects in this yearโ€™s draft. This week we look at our projected twenty-seventh player selection (pick owned by the Philadelphia Phillies) in the 2024 MLB Draft. Kash Mayfield, LHP, Elk City HS, OK.

Potential

Mayfield established a reputation as one of the better strike-throwers for 2024 as an underclassman. Though he didnโ€™t pitch much on the 2023 summer showcase circuit. He rocketed up draft boards during the 2024 spring season after adding significantly more power to one of the better deliveries in the class.

ย Mayfield stands 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and has a smooth and easy pitching motion with excellent body control, balance, and athleticism. He throws with a clean arm action from a three-quarters slot with an operation that screams starter. After pitching in the upper 80s and touching 91 mph. Mayfield now throws a fastball that is consistently in the low to mid-90s and has been up to 97.

It looks like a future above-average offering. Heโ€™s got two advanced secondaries in the form of an upper-70s slider and a low-80s changeup that he throws with conviction. Both pitchers are at least average, with some scouts projecting an above-average grade on his slider as he adds more velocity. Other scouts do the same with his changeup, thanks to his confidence and command of the offering.

Mayfield is an advanced strike-thrower who should be able to throw all his pitches in the zone consistently. And it wouldnโ€™t be surprising if he eventually developed plus control. Heโ€™s committed to Oklahoma State and is old for the class, but his high-probability starter traits could make him a first-round pick.

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.

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