Our top 100 countdown picks back up at 86 with Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner.
He was ranked as the third best prospect in the state of Missouri coming out of high school, and the top outfield prospect in the state according to Perfect Game. The Kansas City Royals selected him in the 33rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but he ultimately decided to play for Missouri.
As a freshman for the Tigers he hit .282 in 213 at-bats, while playing in 58-of-59 games. He scored 39 runs, hit 7 home runs and drove in 34. Misner walked 23 times and struck out 55 times, posting an on-base-percentage of .360.
The speedy outfielder led Missouri with 17 stolen bases in 22 attempts.
As good as those number are, they weren’t good enough for him to be placed on the Freshman All-SEC team.
Misner spent this past summer playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). He led the entire league with a .378 batting average in 135 at-bats. He also scored 35 runs, hit 8 home runs and drove in 25 runs, while stealing 14 bases in 21 attempts. Another impressive stat this past summer was that he walked 28 times and struck out just 20 times, showing a good eye at the plate.
Those numbers were obviously good enough for him to be placed on the 2017 All-NECBL First Team. Misner was also ranked as the best prospect in the NECBL by Perfect Game.
At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds Misner is an imposing player in the batter’s box. The left-handed hitter obviously has a ton of pull power, but won’t go chasing at pitches down-and-away.
He played left field and first base for Missouri this past season. His frame suits him better as a first baseman, but he still possess the speed to play in the outfield.
He won’t be draft eligible until 2019, but another big season this coming spring and he’ll be a hot name.