Round 31, Pick 937: C Patrick Winkel
Amity Regional HS (CT), 6’2” 190 lbs
The left-handed hitting Winkel was named Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year. Scouts report the high school senior shows “strength in his swing with good bat speed and balance through contact” and displays “good fundamentals behind the plate.” Winkel made a verbal commitment to Connecticut. Video: MLB.com
Round 32, Pick 967: SS Sincere Smith
East Bladen HS, 5’11”, 170 lbs
The right-handed hitting Smith was named to the Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament Baseball Team. The multi-sport prep school star from Elizabethtown, North Carolina has also played center field and pitched for his team. Smith sports a career .429 OBP.
Round 33, Pick 997: RHP Charlie Ruegger
Stevens Institute of Technology, 6’6”, 218 lbs
The right-hander from Morris Plains, New Jersey was Honorable Mention Empire 8 All-Conference in 2017 after appearing in 20 games — all in relief. Ruegger joined the rotation for his 2018 sophomore campaign, pitching to a 2.58 ERA over 80 1/3 innings. He struck out 97 batters and hurled three complete game shutouts, while limiting opposing hitters to a .233 average.
Round 34, Pick 1027: 2B Matt McGarry
Belmont Abbey College, 5’10”, 175lbs
The right-handed hitting second baseman from San Diego, California attended St. Augustine Catholic High School before committing to Belmont Abbey College. During his senior year at Belmont, McGarry slashed .349/.458/.479 in 265 plate appearances with 14 doubles, 23 stolen bases, and 64 runs scored in 54 games.
Round 35, Pick 1057: C Austin Wells
Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, 6’2” 195 lbs
Ranked 206 by Baseball America, the left-handed hitter has committed to Arizona. Scouts describe Wells as a physical catcher with “arm strength and obvious catch-and-throw talent.” He has experienced persistent elbow problems, which is why he fell so low in the draft. He possesses “above-average power and a chance for even more.” In his MLB Prospect Development Pipeline video, Wells stated that he’s a Red Sox fan.
Round 36, Pick 1087: RHP Jack Anderson
Jesuit HS (FL), 6’3” 180 lbs
The right-handed high school senior ranks 1,033 in the nation and 60th in Florida. Anderson pitched to a 0.87 ERA over 184 1/3 innings throughout his varsity career. He struck out 185 hitters and limited opponents to a .201 batting average.
Round 37, Pick 1117: RHP Landon Marceaux
Destrehan HS (LA), 6’0”, 180 lbs
Marceaux was the 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Southeast - All Region 1st Team), 2017 Underclass 2nd Team, 2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention, and 2015 Underclass Honorable Mention. Ranked 731st nationally and 25th in Louisiana, Marceaux has a four-pitch repertoire consisting of fastball, slider, curve, and change. He has committed to LSU. Videos: 1 and 2 on YouTube.com.
Round 38, Pick 1147: LHR Daniel Metzdorf
Boston College, 5’10”, 170 lbs
The southpaw from Burlington, Massachusetts attended high school at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, a private day school in Cambridge. He allowed 44 earned runs in 69 innings as a junior this season, good for a 5.74 ERA. He struck out 61 batters, while walking 30.
Round 39, Pick 1177: LHP Brady Allen
George Jenkins HS (FL), 6’1”, 210 lbs
Allen was considered a top high school prospect, but fell due to sign-ability concerns because he already signed an offer sheet to attend South Carolina. The southpaw ranks 23rd in the nation and third in Florida. During his high school career, he pitched to a 2.20 ERA over 41 1/3 innings and limited opponents to a .144 batting average. Video: MLB.com
Round 40, Pick 1207: RHR Reid Anderson
Brown University, 6’0”, 200 lbs
Anderson graduated from Aledo High School in Texas, where he went 12-1 with a 0.72 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 70 innings. The right-hander just completed his senior year at Brown University, having compiled a 5.98 ERA over his college career which spanned 143 innings. He walked 87 and struck out 130 batters.