Hilton Head righthanded pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski had a chance in the MLB Draft.
The South Carolina signee was rated as a top-180 prospect by Baseball America, which would have put him in reasonable position t get taken in the first two days. But he wasn’t and there’s a reason.
According to a report from Lowcosports.com, Mlodzinski told pro scouts last weekend he wouldn’t sign if drafted.
“I just felt more comfortable with college at this point,” Mlodzinski told the website. “I didn’t think I was fully ready to be a professional.”
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Mlodzinski has developmental potential, having only thrown around 20 innings as a junior before making the jump to 50 as a senior as he earned Class 4A Player of the Year.
According to a MLB.com scouting report, Mlodzinski throws in the low 90s, can touch 95 and has a 78-82 curveball with a lot of drop.