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International Week Alums Highlight Latest Baseball America 2020 MLB Draft Prospects List

October 10, 2019

Alumni of the most recent New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 International Week event held at Fenway Park make up four out of the top 20 players in Baseball America’s most recent rankings of high school prospects from the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft.

Keeping in mind that the ratings were last updated prior to the event being held, Mick Abel (3), Dylan Crews (12), Zac Veen (13) and Petey Halpin (19) are all on the prestigious publication’s highly-regarded list.

In addition, in their early-October mock draft, Abel is the eighth player off the board overall.

Abel was in attendance at Fenway, but after having pitched in the first two International Week events, was unable to throw due to illness.

Crews, who memorably homered twice at the national events for the Scorpions, doubled off of the Green Monster and did nothing to hurt his draft stock. ¬†Neither did Veen, who hit only the second homer in International Week history with a blast at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium in the opening game.

Halpin, however, may see his ranking at 19 climb even higher after an extraordinary showing in which he went 6-for-8 with four RBI and four walks over the three-game event.

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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