The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is occasionally overlooked by pro scouts and college coaches, as many of the state's top baseball prospects choose to go the prep route.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of hidden gems at MIAA schools -- some of whom prove to be every bit as good as the top prep prospects. Take last year, for instance, when North Andover High senior Sebastian Keane cemented his case as the state's top pro prospect on the team's run to a MIAA Division 1A championship. Keane was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round of last year's MLB Draft before opting to fulfill his commitment to Northeastern.
This year's MIAA's plan to have a spring season that starts May 4 seems unlikely now that the state has settled into a remote learning structure for the rest of the year. As a result, there may not be any more opportunities for the players in the Class of 2020 to get scouted, unless they choose to do a postgraduate year at a prep school or spend a year at a junior college.
With that in mind, we will spotlight the top MIAA prospects in the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022.