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|Trey Ball has potential as a hitter, but the Sox are likely to develop him as a pitcher.|
Ball is the draft's best two-way prospect, so promising as a position player and as a pitcher that he could go in the first round as either one of the two. On the mound, his talent is easier to spot -- a 6-foot-6 left-hander with a loose arm, a fastball up to 94, and feel for a breaking ball already. His delivery has some effort in it, but he stays on top of the ball well and keeps himself online to the plate. He's inconsistent in finishing his pitches and doesn't get enough hip rotation, but there's nothing here that couldn't be fixed or improved in pro ball.