The Philadelphia Phillies found excellent value in the 14th round of the 2021 MLB Draft, taking long-time Future Stars Series participant Jose Acuna with the 415th overall pick.
Acuna first broke onto the scene at the Grad Class Tournaments, but established himself as a regular at our jewel events with a big showing at the 2020 National Combine. From there, he earned an invite to International Week as a member of the World Team, getting the start at Fenway Park in Game 1 and striking out seven batters in just three innings of work.
Most recently, Acuna attended the 2021 Pre-Draft High School Combine, and struck out the side.
“Wilson Alvarez; plus breaking ball, strikethrower, will pitch at 92-94 when he’s mature,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and president of the Future Stars Series. “His work ethic has improved, and he needs to continue to channel that work ethic. He enjoyed being drafted and having the opportunity, and he deserves the opportunity. He’s a guy that has a chance to have three sixes (60 grades) and really surprise you. If he goes to college and puts the work in, he might be a first rounder. If he signs now, he might get to the big leagues in three years.”
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