According to MLB.com’s latest prospect rankings for the 2020 MLB Draft, seven players who have participate in either International Week, the National Tournaments or both are listed among the top 100.
Mick Abel, 8th
Zac Veen, 22nd
Drew Romo, 26th
Petey Halpin, 44th
Dylan Crews, 45th
Nolan McLean (pictured), 84th
David Calabrese, 89th
Abel has attended all three International Week events — he played in the first two, and still showed up to Fenway park last year despite being too sick to perform, impressing officials — and is universally projected to be one of the top two high school pitchers taken in the draft. He also played in the first ever national tournaments as a member of 503 Baseball.
Veen played for Scorpions Baseball and was on the National Team at the most recent International Week event, hitting only the second-ever home run in the three-year history of the games.
Romo was teammates with Veen on the Scorpions during the national tournaments, and was invited to International Week, but unable to attend.
Halpin’s draft stock climbed substantially after his performance at International Week, where he went 6-for-8 with four RBI and four walks.
Crews played on the stacked Scorpions team alongside Veen and Romo down in Cypress, Texas, but also made it to International Week as a member of the National Team, where he stroked a double off of the famed Green Monster.
McLean stood out both on the mound and at the plate as a member of the Dirtbags at the National Tournaments, and was invited to International Week, but unable to attend.
Calabrese started his path as one of the breakout stars of the 2020 MLB Draft prospect class with a standout showing at the national tournaments for the Ontario Blue Jays, which he then followed up with an inside-the-park home run as a member of the World Team at International Week.
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