28. Blue Jays: Sam Carlson, rhp, Burnsville (Minn.) HS

Scouts already loved this 6’4”, 208-pound righty’s feel for pitching and the movement and command of his fastball, but increased velocity—now sitting 91-95 mph and touching 96—has boosted his stock even further. Throwing from a low three-quarters arm slot, he hides the ball well, and both his slider and changeup have the chance to be plus pitches as well.

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