Alex Kirilloff, Plum High School (Pennsylvania)
Position(s): RF, 1B
The most polished of the three outfielders, Kirilloff’s father is a hitting coach and it shows. It’s helped him get noticed while playing his high school ball in Pennsylvania.
After going 1-for-2 with a stolen base in the Perfect Game All-American Classic last August, capping off a strong summer, Kirilloff found himself in the first round mix.
He’s is a polished hitter, one of the better pure hitters in the class, spraying line drives around the field. Kirilloff’s swing reminds me of Sean Casey’s.
He doesn’t show a ton of power in games yet, but the raw power is there, as he won the Perfect Game All-American Classic Home Run Derby last year. Kirilloff is a good athlete for his size; he runs well and has a strong arm, making right field a natural fit.
If a team buys the bat and thinks the power will develop, Kirilloff may not be available by the time the Dodgers pick. If he lasts util the 20th pick, Los Angeles would at least have to consider adding another promising young bat to their system.