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2018 International Week Alums Espino, Paris, Hill Spotlighted On MLB Pipeline Top 100 Draft Prospects List

May 4, 2019

On the latest installment of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Draft prospects list, three alumni from the 2018 New Balance Baseball Powered by Program 15 International Week event held at Camelback Ranch are spotlighted.

Daniel Espino (22), Kyren Paris (75) and Glenallen Hill, Jr. (100, pictured) all cracked the list, and all stood out in Arizona at the P15 event.

Espino is profiled as “the hardest thrower in the 2019 class” which was on full display at the spring training home of the Dodgers and White Sox in this outing, one in which he racked up a tournament-high seven strikeouts.

Paris is considered “one of the better shortstop prospects available,” which is amazing considering, as also noted, he doesn’t turn 18 until November. In Arizona, he drew a walk, stole bases and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, all while displaying slick skills in the field.

Hill is, according to his MLB.com profile, projected to potentially go as early as the second round of this year’s draft and “has all the tools and athleticism one would want to see from a high school performer.” Speed may be his best asset, and he certainly showed that in front of an overflow crowd of scouts at International Week, stealing a tourney-high five bases over just three days. He also was the No. 2 prospect in the 2019 Grad Class Tournament held in Cypress while playing for partner program NorCal.

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
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