Judge, Bryant are college hitters to watch
Despite a pitching-heavy class, particularly in the college ranks, a couple of power bats have a shot to crack the top half of the first round, perhaps joining North Carolina's Colin Moran in that range of selections. Fresno State outfielder Aaron Judge, among the most intriguing prospects regardless of position, has created some buzz early in the season, and the sky is the limit in terms of his potential.
Judge, a 6-foot-7 center fielder for the bulldogs, entered the season with some questions to answer about his game power. The bat speed has always been there, but despite batting .308 with a .453 on-base percentage as a sophomore, he hit just four home runs. Judge, who has two home runs in his first six games this season, has made a strong early impression on some scouts.
"You're seeing really good at-bats from him," said an area scout of a National League club. "He's turned around some good heat and for such a big, long player, he works his hands well and stays back."
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