Here is what Keith Law had to say about Mikie Mahtook, an outfielder from LSU that led the SEC in steals…

Mahtook entered the year as a safe, high-probability college bat who could play up the middle and would hit enough to be an everyday guy. But in a year when new BBCOR bats have power numbers down all over the country he’s ratcheted up his own power output, establishing himself as a five-tool player with some star potential.

He’s a plus runner with an above-average arm whose reads in center have improved since he first got to LSU; I think he stays at the position but he has the arm and bat to play in right. As a hitter, he gets his weight down on his front foot a little late, but otherwise this is how you draw it up — quick hands, great hip rotation, good extension through, all with solid plate discipline. And he’s a plus-makeup kid who plays all-out, all the time. He’s a top-20 pick for sure with an outside chance to crack the top 10.

Click the ‘Read More’ link for two videos of Mahtook from the Team USA trials…



  1. Rumpy says:

    Anyone else notice he has the BJ Upton toe tap in his swing?

  2. phil says:

    Oh no!

  3. phil says:

    Seriously the rays are now loaded with outfielders in their system...Jennings, Guyer, Sale, Vettleson, Mahtook, Kes Carter and James Harris Jr


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