HOUSTON - It is hard not to pay attention to the hype.
Every time they step up to the plate, a scout hits record on their camera. Every time they come set, the radar guns rise in unison. The attention is hard to ignore.
It is hard not to see where they are ranked in the MLB.com Top 100 Draft Prospects list heading into the spring or where they may fall in 2020 MLB Mock Drafts. It's a lot for a high school senior, who is still trying to figure out what tux they want to wear to prom. But for The Woodlands' Drew Romo, Episocpal's Tanner Witt and Kingwood's Masyn Winn, it's become a way of life.
"It's pretty hard not to look at it. It's definitely really exciting because it is something I've been working for my whole life," Romo, who is ranked No. 27 in the MLB. com Top 100 Draft Prospects list, said. "Right now, I'm not thinking about it too much."
Winn added: "I think it's pretty cool but I'm not trying to get too ahead of myself. I just sit back and appreciate it. I've been working on this since I was three years old."