Cameron Varga | RHP
Varga is from Ohio and he attends Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He is a recently converted shortstop who originally committed to Florida but has since changed his commitment to UNC. Varga was unable to pitch in showcase events last summer, first due to a minor biceps issue and later due to a cyst in his abdomen that had to be surgically removed.
At 6-foot-3 and 205 lbs., Varga is a big kid who will run his sinking two-seam fastball as high as the mid-90s. It usually sits in the low-90s. Both his curveball and changeup have shown the potential to be above-average pitches down the road, but right now they are both in need of refinement. Varga is a good athlete but there is a lot of effort in his delivery, which hinders command. Because of the biceps problem and the cyst, scouts went about nine months without seeing Varga until his senior season started a few weeks ago.
Keith Law (subs. req’d) ranked Varga as the 16th best prospect in the draft class while both MLB.com and Baseball America (no subs. req’d) ranked him as the 47th best prospect. Varga draws a lot of split opinions for two reasons: one, the injuries. Fair enough. Two, he will turn 20 in August and is one of the oldest high school prospects in the draft. No one checks IDs on the mound though, and if you catch him on the right day, Varga could look like a future ace with multiple out pitches. The Yankees don’t pick until the second round (55th overall) following their offseason signing spree.