MLB DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson Kowar, RHP — Florida – HERO Sports (blog)
This SEC pitcher plays on the same team as a potential No. 1 overall pick.
Published on April 24, 2018 at 7:05 PM EDT
Updated on April 24, 2018 at 8:05 PM EDT
The 2018 MLB Draft is coming at us quickly, with the Detroit Tigers having won the right to make the first choice in the draft after winning a tiebreaker with the San Francisco Giants. The yearly extravaganza will take place in Secaucus, New Jersey, with the first round taking place on June 4 and the rest of the selections taking place on June 5 and 6.
The MLB draft may not be as immediately important as drafts in the other major sports, but the sheer number of prospects plucked from the college baseball and high school ranks just goes to show how important a successful weekend is to the future of an MLB club. Teams will be looking to restock their minor league systems with the best players available, and this is a draft where a 29th round gem can develop into a future all-star.Here is another prospect that could find himself chosen this June.
This video features Florida RHP Jackson Kowar. Kowar is a little overlooked in this draft because teammate Brady Singer receives all the hype as the potential higher selection in the draft. This though is doing a disservice to Kowar who has become an outstanding pitcher in his own right over the last few years in Gainesville. The right-hander has always had ideal arm strength, but pitching at Florida has allowed him to understand his mechanics better and work on his control. Kowar is a potential top ten pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.