The NFL Combine is in full swing and the first day of it has been a mixed bag.
With a handful of top prospects making an impact and a few others looking to make a name for themselves, this is a very exciting time to be a baseball fan.
Here are our top picks for this year’s combine.1.
John Clayton (6-4, 180)The reigning All-American and two-time All-Big 12 player of the year is a versatile player who can also play center field and shortstop.
Clayton is a long-time MLB reliever who was an all-star in 2011.
He’s a good runner who can steal bases and plays the game with aplomb.
Clayton’s fastball sits in the mid-90s and he has a hard slider and curveball.
Clayton can also get on base with a couple of solid defensive plays.
Clayton, who plays his college ball at Southern Miss, has made a good transition to the college game, but he’ll need to get stronger to be able to play at the next level.2.
Tom Glave (6, 225)Glave is a highly-touted prospect who was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 draft.
He could be the next big-name college outfielder for the University of North Texas.
The 6-foot-4 outfielder has been dominant at the plate this season, hitting .320 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs.
Glave, who has started every game for the Cowboys this season and has batted .304 in his past 20 games, could see a jump in his draft stock in 2017 if he can continue to develop.
He has a plus arm and is a power hitter.3.
Kevin Patna (6ft, 165)Patna has a good arm and a good bat.
He hit .305 with 12 homers and 30 RBIs in 2016.
He is an excellent defender and a plus runner who plays a variety of positions.
Patna, who is 6-3, 200, played left field at LSU and can play both first and second base.4.
Joe Lavin (6’1, 210)The former Texas A&M catcher has made good strides in the last two seasons.
Lavin has a decent glove that he can play on the mound or throw to left field.
He also can play shortstop, third base, second base and right field.5.
Nick Blevins (6′, 210)Blevins, who was ranked No. 19 overall in 2016, is a big hitter who has hit .275 with 18 home runs in the past two seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals.
He can also hit for average, hit for power and hit for a high average.
He doesn’t have much power but he has the power to drive the ball in the air.
He was a standout at the University-San Antonio and has been the Cardinals most consistent hitter this season.6.
Sam Dyson (6′-2, 210-210)Dyson is the top defensive catcher in this year ‘s draft class and has the best arm in this class.
He hits well, runs well and is athletic.
Dyson is an athletic catcher who plays center field, shortstop, second baseman and right.7.
Nick Hundley (6′.25″, 220)Hundley is a good athlete and a solid defender who has been able to compete at the major leagues level.
He might not hit for the average, but Hundy has shown that he is a great hitter in center field.
Hundie is an elite defender at shortstop and could develop into a solid backup shortstop.8.
Sam Montgomery (6.75″, 220-220)Montgomery has the speed to play both center field or third base.
He plays a good outfield spot and is an outstanding runner.
He projects to be the third base and third baseman of the future.9.
Adam Kennedy (6´-3′, 190)Kennedy has the potential to be one of the top college outfielders in the draft class.
Kennedy has a quick, shifty first step and the ability to run.
Kennedy can play a variety position and could be a future first baseman or a backup outfielder in the future if he makes the right move.10.
Ryan Dickson (6’/1, 195)Dickson has the tools to be an effective third baseman and could help a young Cardinals team in 2018.
He had a strong year at Texas A & M, hitting nearly .300 with 20 home runs, 50 RBIs and 63 runs batted in.11.
Tyler Eifert (6½’, 205)Eifert has the size and strength to play shortstop and is the best defensive third baseman in this draft class at 6’1″, 205.12.
Adam Brooks (6¾’, 220)Brooks has the physical tools to play