June 09, 2017

Arms such as Hall, Missouri righty Tanner Houck and Central Florida righty Nate Pearson are said to be under consideration here, but if the Tigers go for a bat, they’ve also been linked to Pratto, a two-way player whose bat has emerged as the stronger asset to the point. In fact, some evaluators consider him the best prep hitter in this draft class, and he’s been compared to Joey Votto. Pratto—who hit a walkoff single in the 2011 Little League World Series championship game—is a 6'2", 200-pound lefty with plus power, excellent command of the strike zone, and a mature approach at the plate. He's a plus defender at first base, and has a strong enough arm to play a corner outfield spot.

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