Donny Everett is a large bodied right handed pitcher out of Clarksville Tennessee. He is listed between 6’2” and 6’3” and 220 to 230 lbs. Looking at video and pictures I would say that weight is pretty accurate as he is a big boy. This isn’t a projection type high school pitcher.
Everett is being looked at as a mid-first round pick because of the stuff he possesses. His fastball up to 97 mph but has been sitting 93-96 mph. Below is a tweet that Kiley McDaniel posted when he saw him a few days ago.
Right now he is also throw a curveball and slider in addition to a very rudimentary change up. From video his curveball looks to have good velocity and depth. But like most high school pitchers he definitely needs to learn to refine it. But with that being said his raw stuff all scream mid to top of the rotation starter.
While I normally don’t include high school stats because they are hard to find I did find some on Everett. So far he has thrown 54 innings, allowing 27 hits while walking 5 and striking out 108. He has faced 196 total batters this year. That means he has struck out 55% of all the people he’s faced.
I like the idea of Everett being drafted by the Yankees. In a recent Keith Law chat he mentioned that the Yankees have scouted him and fits in the mid first round which is right where they are picking. A worry with him is Everett has committed to play baseball at Vanderbilt one of the best college baseball programs in the country if not the best. While I believe if the Yankees got him with their first pick they will sign him it is a concern. But on the whole I would like this pick. This would be a very good selection and a selection that I think Damon Oppenheimer would make as he resembles Ty Hensley when he was drafted. Get a good HS pitcher and develop him as the Yankees system needs high end pitching.
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