There have been high school outfielders in the Class of 2020 who have been "famous" for a lot longer than Veen, a Daytona Beach-area standout. While he was the 2018 PG WWBA Underclass World Championship MVP a year ago, it really wasn't until he was arguably the most consistent performer on this past summer's showcase circuit that he jumped up Draft boards. With a hot start to his spring, he kept soaring up lists to be considered the top high school bat in the class.
Veen has the kind of left-handed swing that scouts can dream on, all coming from a projectable 6-foot-4 frame that can definitely add strength. He's more hit over power in games with excellent bat speed, especially because he utilizes a spread out stance, but he'll show off big-time power in batting practice when he stands more upright and creates leverage, showing the ability to loft the ball consistently. He's reminded some of Cody Bellinger offensively and has drawn some Kyle Tucker comps as well, though he's not quite as athletic.
A solid average runner underway, Veen plays center field now, but is probably better suited for a corner spot. The Florida recruit is athletic enough with enough arm to profile in right, where his power potential could be a fit as well. If he continues to swing the bat like he did over the summer, he could very well figure into first-round conversations. His step forward at the start of the 2020 season, picking up from where he left off over the summer, has him very much in conversations among teams picking in the top 10.
Hailing from the Daytona Beach area of Florida, Veen performed consistently well throughout the summer showcase circuit heading into his senior year of high school to put him firmly on the radar. That, plus a hot start to his spring, turned out to be very important when the season shut down early, allowing him to leapfrog other prep bats and become the highest-ranked high school position player in the class and the second one taken, going to the Rockies at No. 9 overall and signing for $5 million, just a touch above pick value
A solid average runner underway, Veen played center field in high school, but is probably better suited for a corner spot. He has enough arm to play right, with the power potential to profile there as well.