Pick 107: Anthony Servideo, SS Ole Miss
Let me introduce you to one of my favorite “sleeper” prospects in the upcoming draft, Mississippi shortstop Anthony Servideo. The 5’10”, 170 lbs shortstop is projected to be a fringe-average bat with developing power and a great understanding of the strike zone.
A good athlete with plus speed, Servideo spent time playing centerfield and right field for the Rebels in 2019 before becoming the starting shortstop in 2020. Servideo has a strong arm, soft hands, and quick feet and profiles as an above-average defender at shortstop who will make some great plays along the way.
The ability to draw walks combined with aggressive base-running and 60-grade speed make Servideo a nice candidate to hit at the top of the lineup. After hitting just 4 home runs total entering 2020, Servideo popped 5 homers in the brief 2020 season, showing some real growth from the rail-thin athlete.
Servideo’s profile and general physical traits compare well to current Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford and Servideo has the versatility to play all over the diamond. His best fit will be at shortstop but he can play a solid centerfield if Crawford takes off over the next two years.
You can never have enough up the middle options in your organization and Servideo’s athleticism, versatility, and growing power make him an interesting option for any team after the second round.