The big news over the college weekend was that Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter bounced back to have a strong out against Ole Miss on Saturday. After poor performances two weeks in a row, followed by taking the weekend off last week, Leiter returned with 13 strikeouts over six innings in a 13-2 win. He allowed one run on two hits, three walks and two hit batters. His teammate Kumar Rocker wasn’t quite as strong on Friday night, though he did go longer. In his seven innings, he gave up three runs on five hits and one walk, with eighth strikeouts.
Here’s a Leiter video for your viewing enjoyment:
Jack Leiter, 96mph Fastball (swing/miss) and 82mph Curveball (sword/K), Overlay. pic.twitter.com/EUClzZWEI5
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 16, 2021
Keith Law put out new draft prospect rankings a few days ago and he had Louisville catcher Henry Davis as being the best prospect in the draft. Davis is usually ranked fifth/sixth in this draft class. Over this weekend, he went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk on Friday in the first game of the weekend against North Carolina. Davis was 0-for-4 on Saturday, as his team was shutout on three hits. On Sunday he was 2-for-5 with two singles. Through 44 games this year, he’s hitting .379/.498/.656, with nine doubles, 12 homers and a 30:20 BB/SO ratio.
Jordan Lawlar, who has been named often as a strong possibility for the Pirates at the top pick, saw his team lose twice this past week. He was 0-for-2 with a HBP and stolen base in the first contest. He homered and walked in the second game, going 1-for-3. That ended the season for Lawlar.