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2021 MLB Draft Profile: Peyton Stovall

Would the Marlins consider Stovall with the No. 16 overall pick?

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Overview

Position: 2B

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 180 pounds

School: Haughton High School

Commitment: Arkansas

Peyton Stovall is a 2021 second baseman out of Haughton, Louisiana and plays his high school ball for the Haughton Buccaneers. Stovall is one of the top middle infield prospect in this MLB Draft class. He played summer ball with the Academy Select 2021 Ingram. Stovall has already signed his NLI to play college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

At 6’0”, 180 pounds, Peyton Stovall is a medium-built prospect that has really risen his draft stock with an impressive summer circuit and senior season. Stovall has a lot of helium on the strength of his hit tool. MLB Pipeline rates it as a 60-grade, which makes him one of the best contact hitters in this draft class.

Stovall does have some power but he probably won’t ever considered a power hitter in the professional career.

Strengths

  • Plus hit tool
  • Drives ball to all fields
  • Constantly squares up baseballs
  • Some power potential
  • Good bat speed
  • Solid glove
  • Smart hitter
  • Projectable frame

Weaknesses

  • Limited defensively
  • Average-to-below average speed
  • Lacks quickness and range

Pro Comparison: Todd Walker

Projection: First Round Draft Pick


Bottom Line

With an abundance of pitching prospects already in the Marlins farm system, the Fish could really use another top hitting prospect. Entering Friday, Miami’s full-season minor league affiliates have a combined .223 batting average in 2021. Arkansas signee Peyton Stovall could be an option to address that.

Stovall has gotten a lot of first round love, climbing top draft prospects list with his recent success at the plate. If the Marlins are looking for good contact hitter with the No. 16 overall pick, Stovall not only fits the bill but he could probably be signed under slot value.