The 33rd draft prospect Thaiss according to MLB Pipeline is the catcher for Virgina, who is not highly regarded as a catcher, but better than Collins. Some see Thaiss as a top 10 pick in a weak catcher’s draft class in 2016. The left-hander was drafted later out of high school by the Red Sox (32nd round 2013). He may have only had ten homers this year, but he hits for extra-bases.
Thaiss earned All-American honors for the second time in two years, and while he may have only had ten homers this year, but he has extra-base power. He led Virgina to win the College World Series in 2015. (MLB Pipeline)
2016: .382/ 10 homers/ 56 RBI/ .1068 OPS. (From the Baseball Cube).
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