Mansfield's Rhett Wiseman is expected to be taken in this week's major league draft, which starts today.
It's now a waiting game for Mansfield's Rhett Wiseman as the Major League Draft is starting today and will run until Wednesday. Wiseman, a senior at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, is rated as a top outfielder prospect. The 5-11, 187-pounder is a left-handed hitter with speed on the bases and in the outfield. When he is drafted, Wiseman will have a decision to make on whether to sign with a professional team or attend Vanderbilt University. He is going to get use to college baseball by playing for the Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League this summer. Baseball America projects him to be a fifth round selection. While mlb.com is predicting he could be taken in the earlier rounds. Here's the scouting report from MLB Draft …
Mansfield's Rhett Wiseman, who is expected to be a top pick in the major league baseball draft June 4, has signed a contract to play for the Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League this summer.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) announced the signing of Mansfield's Rhett Wiseman, a senior outfielder at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, Mass. Wiseman is widely regarded as the top high school baseball prospect in New England. The left-handed hitting center fielder is expected to be selected within the first 100 picks of the 2012 MLB Draft on June 4, and according to many scouts, could go as high as the first round. ESPNHS has him ranked 42nd among high school seniors, while MLB Draft Guide has him ranked 47th overall. The 17-year old Wiseman has committed to play at Vanderbilt University next season, after signing with the Division I Commodores of the Southeastern Conference as a 15-year …