2022 MLB Draft Prospect- Hunter Barco

Hunter Barco

MLB Draft Prospect Hunter Barco is currently a left-handed pitcher for the Florida Gators.

Hunter Barco

Hunter Barco- High School Career

Hunter Barco attended Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida  and became a First Team Preseason All -America as selected by Perfect Game. He was named Florida Region All-High School Senior First Team and 2019 Florida Times-Union All-First Coast Team. Barco played at Wrigley Field in Chicago in the 2018 Under Armour All-American Game. In his senior season he was 5-0 with a 1.84 RA with 38 innings pitched and 67 strikeouts.The 6’4″ 205 lbs lefty made his commitment to the Florida Gators.

Hunter Barco- Florida Gators Career

As a freshman in 2020, he made four starts and was 2-0 on the season. In 2021 he just got better. He made 16 appearances and finished with a 10-3 record and a 4.01 ERA across 83 innings pitched. He fanned 10 batters facing Kentucky and pitched a complete game win over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. In May of 2021. he tossed four quality starts against top opponents.

Hunter Barco- The Prospect

Barco has four pitches he relies on to get outs. His fastball will be in the mid 90’s and his swing and miss pitch is his low 0’s slider and will need some major league adjustments. He uses his curveball to set up his other pitches and us a change=up sparingly but it is a strike pitch most of the time.

He is on a list of about five other college pitchers to go in the first round including Reggie Crawford from UConn, Payton Pallette of Arkansas, Connor Prielipp from Alabama. Hunter Barco is probably the most proven of these college arms. He is likely to go in the firs round. If he is there, look for a team like St. Louis to target Barco as they love arms from the South in previous drafts.

 

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