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Raffield is ranked as the nation's 55th ranked prospect by Perfect Game and was the top uncommitted prospect remaining in the 2018 class - Raffield had decommitted from Georgia after the Diamond Dawgs fired their pitching coach in the wake of last season.

Perfect Game notes that his arm action is long through the back and he generated good extension and plane on his fastball, working 90 to 94 mph.  He shows a feel for three (3) pitches, which includes a hard changeup at 85 mph.

baseballscoutz.com added the following report: Big Power arm 88-91 at our workout. Little wrist wrap on backside but gets ball back out on time with good life. Power stuff armside run. 3/4 slot. Curveball is 71mph 12/6, Changes 71mph turnsover. Major D1 arm, could be guy to watch in 2018 draft.

TigerNet has some quotes from Raffield in their commitment article.

http://www.tigernet.com/update/player/Tigers-land-nations-No-55-prospect-27107

And Nikki Hood & company have followed up with a full profile.

http://www.tigernet.com/story/baseball/Georgias-loss-is-Clemsons-gain-15985
Will he see campus or good enough to be concerned about draft?
He's a draft concern - his brother was drafted and signed with Cardinals in 2014, so the family has been through the process.

But at the same time, you have to take your shots. There will be guys that have average/bad Fall seasons going into their draft year (like Beer), or crack under the pressure of a litany of scouting visits in the Spring, and end up coming to college (as team's try to low-ball the prospect due to some uncertainty).