Chris Okey, Clemson University
Zack Collins, University of Miami
Collins can straight up mash. One of the best hitters in college baseball the last two years, he posted a very strong .983 OPS in his freshman year before following it up with an even more insane 1.032 OPS in 2015. He has a very strong lower body that generates lots of power, making him a potential threat for 25-30 HRs perenially in the major leagues. He gets good loft in his swing that will produce hard flyballs, and he can really pull the ball with authority. He could use a little work with exploding his hips a little more and the swing can get long at times, but usually he can keep his hands in and drive inside pitches out to right field. Collins will definitely be a capable bat at the next level even if he strikes out a bit too much, but he is patient enough to draw some walks too so it should balance out. His issues are mostly on the defensive side, as many scouts don't think his big body will be able to stick behind the plate. He has a slow pop time and is below average at blocking and receiving, so his defensive chops will need a lot more work. If not, he should transition seamlessly to first base, and his bat will probably play there, but his offensive production would be very welcome behind the plate. Zack Collins reminds me a lot of Kyle Schwarber, and if a team falls in love with his bat the way the Cubs fell for Schwarber, he could go much higher in the draft than expected, but for right now Collins looks like a mid-to-late first rounder as well.