Jun 7, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals infielder Sutton Whiting (1) tags out Kennesaw State owls catcher Max Pentecost (3) at second base during bottom of the first inning at Jim Patterson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Due to a lack of track record the 2014 first rounder may be the biggest wildcard on this list, but his overall upside is as comparable to anyone on this list.
21 year old catcher and 11th overall draft pick Max Pentecost dominated for Kennesaw State in the NCAA this season and carried that over into his debut for the Gulf Coast League Jays this month, collecting 8 hits and 2 doubles over six games. The former Cape Cod League MVP and Johnny Bench Award winner was labelled the top true catcher in the draft, and he has a real chance to be a force on both sides of the ball for the Blue Jays in the near future. For now, he’ll make his debut for the Vancouver Canadians this Tuesday, after receiving the Bench award during the all-star festivities in Minnesota.
After getting a taste of the midsummer classic this season Pentecost will surely want more, and in order to get it he will have to continue to hit in Vancouver this season while preparing to move up to a full season league in Lansing or maybe even Dunedin in 2015.