Cleveland Indians 2021 MLB Draft: 3 prospects to consider in first round
Anthony Solometo, LHP, Sicklerville, N.J. (North Carolina Commit)
Coming from the same school as Zac Gallen and Devin Smeltzer, there’s a good line of pedigree for Anthony Solometo to follow into the 2021 MLB Draft. Standing at 6-foot-5, the 18-year old left-handed pitcher is drawing a lot of interest in the upcoming draft.
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This year has witnessed a lot of pitchers graduate from prospect status for the Cleveland Indians, leaving nine pitchers on the club’s Top 30 list. Of those nine, six are righties and three are lefties, with all six righties being higher on the list than the three lefties.
With that being said, the Tribe could look to add a left-handed pitcher to the roster and based on where they are picking Solometo could be a great option for them.
Solometo won’t blow anyone away with velocity just yet, throwing in the low-90s, but his size shows potential there. He’s also developed a strong slider as well.
Given his age and size with the added plus of being a lefty makes Solometo an interesting option. If the Tribe want to keep left-handed pitchers in their rotation moving forward, Solometo could be a great option to explore in the 2021 MLB Draft should he fall down to where Cleveland will be picking this year.