Draft Tracker: Feb. 27

Draft Tracker Draft Tracker returns as part of Baseball America’s 33rd year of draft coverage, including 14 drafts here at BaseballAmerica.com. Here are scouting reports on three college pitchers off to a good start to the 2013 season . . . Bradey Shipley, rhp, Nevada Shipley’s ascension has many parallels to Kyle Zimmer’s from a year ago. While Zimmer is a little bigger—Shipley is listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds—both players were seen more as position players before transitioning to the mound in college. Neither player was a big prospect out of high school and Shipley went undrafted at North Medford (Ore.) High. “He’s obviously taken it to another level,” Nevada volunteer assistant pitching coach Pat Flury said. “Last year, it started to get there over his last four starts, you started to see a little transformation. Then obviously this summer is where he took off and he just rode that wave right into the season.” As a sophomore, Shipley went 9-4 while leading the Wolf Pack with a 2.20 ERA. He struck out 88 and walked 40 over 15 starts and 98 innings. He headed to the Alaska League for the summer and easily ranked as the league’s top prospect. Over his first two starts in 2013, Shipley is 1-0, 3.21 with 16 strikeouts and four walks over 14 innings. Shipley’s fastball now sits in the 93-95 mph range and tops out at 98, and Flury said he’s improved the command of the pitch this year.
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