M’s Pick RHP Ryne Stanek at #99
Great, great pick for the time. Top-rated player out of Kansas as a prep right-hander, and as I said, I trust our Midwest scouting more than just about anyone else’s. We’ll have to buy him out of an Arkansas commitment, but it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve done that, as I think we did that with Nate Adcock a few years back.
If you liked the Walker pick, you’ll love Stanek. It’s the same basic profile, 6’4 already, approaching 180 lbs, throws across his body a bit, and sits in the low-90s while touching 96 now and then. The difference is that Stanek’s mechanics are clean and developed, as you’d expect from a lifelong pitcher, and his curveball as a result is deep and consistent.