MLB Draft 2018: Matthew Liberatore is as sure a thing as a high-school pitcher can be

As the 2018 MLB Draft quickly approaches, it’s time to take an in-depth look at some of the top prospects in this year’s class.
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Next up is Matthew Liberatore, a left-handed pitcher from Mountain Ridge (Ariz.) High School, who could potentially be the first high school player taken in June.

What is there not to like about Liberatore? He has performed as well as any high schooler can hope to perform prior to graduating and has done so against the best prep competition in the world. Beyond Delino DeShields Jersey the fact that his stuff on the mound is better than most left-handed pitchers three years his senior he keeps his fastball in the mid-90s and complements it Corey Perry Authentic Jersey with a curveball, a changeup and an advanced slider scouts think that Liberatore’s frame can support 15 to 20 more pounds, which they hope will lead to a jump in velocity and durability.

Masahiro Tanaka improved to 7-2 despite allowing four runs off of eight hits in just 5 1/3 innings. Tanaka has often failed to keep the ball in the park (4.79 ERA), but he’s received great run support.

While Stanton and Andujar showed off their power, Aaron Hicks kept the Yankees going with three hits, two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Adam Jones led the Orioles with three hits, a home run (10) and two RBIs. Baltimore (17-41) has the worst record in baseball.

It’s been a rough first season in St. Louis for Marcell Ozuna, but the former Marlins slugger went 2 for 3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 3-2 win over the Pirates. It was just Ozuna’s fourth home run of the season and his first since May 11. Kolten Wong helped St. Louis win with a walk-off home run.

The Nationals’ 19-year-old star Juan Soto continued his impressive rookie season by collecting three hits with two runs scored and a home run in a 5-2 extra-innings win over the Braves. Soto is now batting.349 this season.

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