Law: Kentucky's Sean Hjelle could be standing tall on first day of draft

Standing 6-foot-11, Kentucky righty Sean Hjelle attacks batters from a high angle. Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire

Kentucky right-hander Sean Hjelle is the tallest pitcher I’ve ever personally gone to scout: 6-foot-11, listed at 215 pounds and looking, if anything, lighter than that. The 2017 SEC pitcher of the year doesn’t have huge stuff, but his size gives him a huge advantage over hitters who aren’t used to seeing the ball come from that height or from that close to the plate.