Written by: Jake Tillinghast
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Kahlil Watson is a talented SS from Wake Forest HS in North Carolina and projects as an early Day 1 pick and as high as top 5. This is a talented player in all aspects of the game as the report below will lay out in more depth. There is 20 HR and 25 SB potential down the line here with clear SS actions and defensive capabilities.
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MLB Draft Scouting Report
SS | Kahlil Watson | Age: 18.1
Commitment: NC State
**Age is at time of the 2021 July Draft**
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Below is a HR that Kahlil got every last bit of from over the summer. An absolute no doubter to RF. The bat speed, body torque and power projection are on full display. And to think there is still more in the tank…. Special talent.
Below, BP from the Baseball Factory Showcase (Ignore the final 30 seconds, another player, Daylen Lile took a few swings). Gives a nice up close view of the mechanics behind the swing of Watson.
The athleticism paired with the ability on both sides of the ball are a dynamic pairing that is tough to come by. One that projects to hit near the top of the order and hit for power and ability to steal bases, stick at a premium position, and bring a ton of energy to the field everyday.
Kahlil Watson has consistently impressed throughout the summer circuit and into the spring. He has reportedly added some strength to the frame as he prepares for his High School season which has been delayed in North Carolina due to Covid-19.
This is a special talent. Likely the 3rd High School Shortstop off the board in the 2021 MLB Draft. But with the talent of that trio of prep SS, I would expect all 3 to be of the board in the top 10 with a legitimate chance at all 3 going in the top 5. One of the most talented prep SS classes in draft history and Kahlil is a big reason why.
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