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2015 MLB Draft: Top 400 Prospects

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I could continue to tweak this up to the draft. Just scrolling thru it, there are things I'd like to change but that's how it works. These are MY top 400 prospects, not a consensus list.

Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman
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Rank

Name

pos#

School

College/ HS Location

LG

15 Level

Commitment/College

1

Alex Bregman

SS

LSU

Louisiana State

College

JR

Louisiana State

Alex Bregman is polarizing. He has been since HS. He is not built like a prototypical short stop and doesn't have the lithe build and the smooth actions of a future gold glover but I have seen him make plays and throws that would be excusable for a SS not to make. The routine play is the more crucial play and he makes them every time. He should stick at SS unless the drafting team has an existing player with superior skills. The bat is the real reason to be excited about Bregman. He hits everything hard. He smokes line drives, he can hit a ball 400' with ease. He does get pull happy and it can cause him to struggle but the skills are there for him to be a star.

2

Carson Fulmer

RHP

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Carson Fulmer is a polarizing pitcher. He is a short righty with a funky delivery. He has a fastball that sits in the 93-95 range and can touch 97. He has a nasty slider and developing change. He flat out doesn't need the change in the best conference in college baseball. That says a lot. He holds his velocity late in games, even with the unusual delivery. I see him as a potential front line starter and at worst, a dominant closer. I may be higher on him than any other draft prospect writer and I'm okay with that. If you look back at the best players in drafts, relievers are up there. Even if he doesn't work out as a starter, he's still a star to me.

3

Dansby Swanson

SS

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Dansby Swanson is smooth and has actions that tend to make you think he will stick at SS. I haven't seen Swanson play SS enough to know that he will stick there but most think he will. I have only seen him play 2B and play SS on turf, so I'm not sure what level of skills he has defensively. At the plate, he has excellent on base skills, good plate discipline and a great swing that is conducive to ripping doubles. He doesn't have a lot of over the fence power but will grow into 10-15 HR potential. He is a lock to go in the top 5 of this draft.

4

Brendan Rodgers

SS

Lake Mary

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida State

Brendan Rogers seems like the clear consensus to go 1-1 this year. So likely, he'll go #2. The Diamondbacks seem to be doing things to the beat of their own drum, so who knows. Either way, he is the clear cut best prospect in this draft. That isn't to say he has franchise changing skills, only the fewest weaknesses. He is a solid defender at SS and will likely stay there. He's athletic, he is polished and has all the tools you want in a top prospect. He has power with potential to hit 25-30 at some point. He has some swing and miss but should likely hit .280-300 most of the time. To me, the peak is J.J. Hardy with higher average. He is a near lock to be a big league regular and there is a chance he is a star.

5

Dillon Tate

RHP

UC Santa Barbara

UC-Santa Barbara

College

JR

UC-Santa Barbara

Dillon Tate is a big physcial righty who, up until an injury to a guy in the UCSB rotation, was slated to pitch out of the bullpen this year. That injury may have made Tate millions. He was able to start, hold his velocity in the mid to upper 90's late into games and show the nasty slider and above average change that give many confidence to say he is the best arm in this draft. I won't go that far but he is very good. He has a short track record. He has a lot of moving parts in his delivery and has plenty of effort as well. That seems to be overlooked by those who like him but it is a major fault of Fulmer. I'm not sure why it isn't with Tate. He has the stuff to be a #2 or 3 starter if it all works out but the short track record and the lack of dominance bothers me some.

6

Kolby Allard

LHP

San Clemente

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Kolby Allard is the most polished prep lefty in this draft and may have the highest ceiling as well. Justin Hooper is alos in that conversation but Allard has excellent command, can hit 97 and sit in the low to mid 90's from an easy, repeatable delivery.  He  has a nasty breaking ball which most scouts would label plus. His height is a knock and he only started two games this spring before a back injury knocked him out of action. He may be able to have some pre-draft workouts but it's still up in the air.

7

Kyle Tucker

OF

H.B. Plant

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

Kyle Tucker is the younger brother of recently promoted Astros OF and former Florida star Preston Tucker. Kyle is a taller, leaner, more athletic player than his bro. Kyle reminds me of Christian Yelich physically and could be a similar player. Tucker has a unique swing that will remind you of Ted Williams and Stan Musial. He keeps his hands low and has a natural uppercut but he lacks the snap and bat speed that the legends possessed. Tucker may develop it with time and adding strength and that is why he will be one of the first prep players taken. If a team thinks he can stick in center field, he could go in the top 5.

8

Daz Cameron

OF

Eagles Landing

GA HS

HS

HS

Florida State

Daz Cameron is one of the most polished prep products in this draft. He has been a very good prospect for years and many expected a jump in his tools. It really hasn't happened but he still has solid average or better tools across the board and that is impressive. He has the bloodlines to succeed as well, being the son of Mike Cameron. Overall, he lacks star impact potential but is a safe bet to be a big league starter in center field. He may end up moving to a corner in time but not real soon. I have heard recently that he is looking for top of the draft money, so I don't think he will be a target of any team looking to overdraft and sign him to an underslot deal as I earlier suspected. I think he will go in the top 15 picks and bypass Florida State.

9

Mike Nikorak

RHP

Stroudsburg

PA HS

HS

HS

Alabama

Mike Nikorak is a prep arm from the Northeast, so he doesn't have much for mileage on his arm or polish. He is a pretty raw pitcher and will take quite a bit of time to get to where he needs to be. He is strongly built and can hit 97, so the base of what you need to be an ace is there. He has a good breaking ball and change and could develop into weapons. His spring was up and down but it was only 29.2 Innings, so it's hard to really evaluate. He has the potential to be a front of the rotation starter and should at least be a #3/4 starter or closer if something goes wrong (barring injury). I can't see him getting past the 15th pick. If he goes to college, he's committed to Alabama.

10

Ian Happ

OF

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

College

JR

Cincinnati

Ian Happ looks the part. A strongly built, 5'10, 200 pound athlete that can move. He is quick but not a burner. I'm not sure he can stick in CF but he will start his pro career there. He may even be tried at 2B as he played there in the past. His arm is an asset. It isn't a rocket but it's accurate. He probably profiles best in LF. At the dish, he has a quick bat from both sides. He has good contact ability and impressive gap power that will lead to some HR's just from being hit hard. He is one of the safest picks in the draft to just make it to the bigs and provide results on offense and defense.

11

Walker Buehler

RHP

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Walker Buehler is exactly what every team would be looking for in an arm if he was 3 inches taller and weighed 40 pounds more. He is a thin, atheltic pitcher that has four good pitches. His fastball sits in the low 90's. He has an above average breaking ball on occasion but I think he'll be better off ditching one of the breaking balls to focus on one. His change is his best off-speed pitch. He has good command and repeats his delivery well. I think he is likely a mid-rotation guy with a small chance that he is better than that but not much of a change he isn't at least a good back of the rotation arm. He is a safe pick as long as you aren't worried he'll fall apart due to his build but I think that concern is fruitless with Buehler. Pitchers get hurt about 1/3 of the time so he could easily get hurt. Every pitcher could.

12

Garrett Whitley

OF

Niskayuna

NY HS

HS

HS

Wake Forest

Garrett Whitley may have the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. He is physically mature so there isn't a lot of room for projection. There doesn't need to be any. He is already strong and has a really fast bat. His power could be plus or better. He can run enough for center field and the fact that he doesn't need to bulk up and can still stick is a plus. There is a chance Whitley is a superstar center fielder. There is also a chance he can't hit pro hitting and he's another Donovan Tate. I think he will get picked in the top half of the first round and sign but if he doesn't, he's going to Wake Forest.

13

D.J. Stewart

OF

Florida State

Florida State

College

JR

Florida State

D.J. Stewart can hit. He has raked since he stepped foot onto campus at Florida State. He's 6', 230, but he's very atheltic for his size and moves fairly well. He won't be an asset in LF but he won't be a detriment. At the plate is where he will be an impact player. He has as much usable power as anyone in the draft but he is more of a mistake hitter right now. I think with time and facing better pitching, he will tap into it more often. He has shown the ability to make adjustments mid-at bat and has a great approach. While he isn't hitting as much this year as last, he is walking 25% of the time. He has a presence in the batters box that no one outside of A.J. Reed has possessed in the last few years. Whoever takes him could be getting a first division regular in LF and he could be in the majors in a little over a year.

14

Andrew Benintendi

OF

Arkansas

Arkansas

College

SO

Arkansas

Andrew Benintendi has come out of nowhere, almost literally this year. He is a draft eligible sophomore by a couple weeks. He doesn't have a track record because he didn't play in the Cape Cod League or for Team USA. He did not stand out as a freshman. He was a good defender but didn't hit much. He was a guy I expected to watch some this year and focus on next year because I missed out that he was a D.E.S. as many scouts did as well. This spring he has hit better than almost anyone in the country. The power is real. He has quick wrists and rips the ball. He has the total package as a center fielder. He isn't a physical presence but he has everything else to grow into a starting big league CF in just a couple years as he has a good approach already.

15

Tyler Jay

LHP

Illinois

Illinois

College

JR

Illinois

Tyler Jay has a big arm. He can hit 96 and work close to that out of the pen. He loses a few MPH's the longer he works but he has shown this season that he can go 6 innings, even though he is Illiois' closer. They have been on great run this year and he's been a big part of it but I have to think that he could have solidified his draft position if he would have been a starter this year. This is similar to Dillon Tate but he ended up starting due to an injury. Jay has four pitches unlike most college relievers. He has the plus fastball, a wipeout slider but also throws a breaking ball and change, giving weight to those saying he could start. He is physically close to maxed out and has a short track record. Jay could go right to the majors after being picked if a team had a spot in their pen but he could take time if they try to convert him to starting.

16

Beau Burrows

RHP

Weatherford

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas A&M

Beau Burrows is a big armed righty who can sit 93-95 and hit 98. I don't think that velo will maintain in pro ball and I think he'll be 91-94 with the extra gear when he needs it on occasion. He has a sharp 12-6 curve ball and an impressive change that has good tumble. In a draft in which everyone says lacks impact, Burrows has an arm that has hit 98 this spring and isn't even projected to go in the first round by some sources. Burrows has a bit of a funky delivery where he leans back as he should be sending his momentum forward and he's only 6' tall. There have been times as I've looked at rankings that he's been my #1 prep arm. If I were a scouting director, he would be one guy I would spend a lot of time analyzing because he could be the best prep arm in this class as well.

17

Nathan Kirby

LHP

Virginia

Virginia

College

JR

Virginia

Nate Kirby ended the year with a potentially arm related injury (lat muscle) so he was unable to show consistency this spring but he was able to showcase his low 90's fastball topping out at 94. He also showed a large improvement on his change and more frequent use of a slower curveball to go along with his wipeout slider. His slider is inconsitent but it's a plus pitch when it's on. His change may now be a better pitch than even his slider. Consistency is his biggest problem. He has struggled with command and control his entire college career but if a pro team can help him, he could be in a big league rotation fairly quickly. He is a mid-rotation guy with potential for more.

18

Nick Plummer

OF

Brother Rice

MI HS

HS

HS

Kentucky

Nick Plummer is one of the best hitting prep prospects in this draft. He has similar pros and cons to D.J. Stewart. He is limited defensively to left field, although Plummer could probably play CF for a year or two in the low minors. He has a short, compact swing with a line drive approach. He is solidly build so the power should play to at least average down the line. He runs well and should be an asset in LF. Here is the problem that I see. He is from Michigan. He has a short track record and he has yet to show any true weaknesses. How do you properly rank a player that is all projection and hasn't failed. Well, you can't knock him for what you haven't seen, so he will be ranked highly. I agree that he should rate high  but if he projects as a future LF with an above average or better bat, that's D.J. Stewart but three years further away from the majors and with more risk, albeit with potentially higher ceiling. So why is Plummer rated in the 10-15 range but Stewart in the 25-30 range? It looks to me that whoever takes him should be thinking he will be a CF with a similar bat to Stewart. Just something to think about. If he doesn't sign, he is going to Kentucky and could be a draft eligible sophomore, depending on the cutoff date.

19

Kyle Funkhouser

RHP

Louisville

Louisville

College

JR

Louisville

Kyle Funkhouser has a big arm as well sitting 92-95. His delivery is cleaner than that of Fulmer and Tate but he doesn't repeat it as well as either of them. That is much of the reason he has had higher walk rates than you'd like in a top 5 to top 10 pick. That being said, velocity like he has can't be taught. He throws a solid breaking ball and a better change. He should have the stuff to be a #3 starter in the majors with potential for more if he can command his stuff better.

20

Austin Smith

RHP

Park Vista Community

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida Atlantic

Austin Smith is a big righty with a ton of potential. He has gained strength and velo this spring and is up to 95 and sits in the low 90's after topping out in the low 90's last summer with a few flashes of higher velo. He has an easy, repeatable delivery. He throws both a slider and curveball and shows good spin but both are still works in progress, as is his change. Smith has a ways to go to be a finished product but there is a chance he ends up the best prep arm in this class. If he doesn't sign, he will go to Florida Atlantic and be a draft eligible sophomore. He's older than a lot of the arms in this draft and that means he may have already seen his big jump in velo and strength.

21

Justin Hooper

LHP

De La Salle

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Justin Hooper is a tall, athletic pitcher that look like a tight end on the mound. He really struggles repeating his delivery but the arm strength is elite. He can hit 97 and is able to maintain his velocity deep in games. He is able to spin a good slider but he doesn't repeat it well at all. His change is solid as well. He is a raw product. He will need time to develop. Tall pitchers always take time, lefties sometimes take a bit longer as well so Hooper could be a guy who needs 5 years to get to where he needs to be. He could end up at UCLA and be a dominant top of the draft arm. He could go to UCLA and not be able to throw strikes and get thrown in the bullpen and only get 50 innings over the next three years. If I were a team with multiple early picks, I would target him. He is a project that is worth the time and effort but I could see him sliding into unsignable territory if teams aren't sure they want to pay him.

22

Chris Betts

C

Woodrow Wilson

CA HS

HS

HS

Tennessee

Chris Betts was the best of the catchers before Tyler Stephenson showed up. He has huge power potential and while his body type may not allow him to catch for his entire career, his bat should be enough to carry him. He has a strong arm and good actions behind the dish. I would consider him a better defensive catcher than someone like Kyle Schwarber with similar potential with the stick in a few years. His bat should be good enough to play at 1B if he has to move off C. If he doesn't sign, he is going to Tennessee.

23

Trenton Clark

OF

Richland

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas Tech

Trenton Clark has high end speed. He should be able to play a good center field with it. His arm is below average and is a LF/CF type arm. He is more suited to be a speedy defense first player but some have been enamored by his ability to put the bat on the ball. He has an unusual swing but it should play well for contact but I don't know how much power he will have. I see his floor as Ben Revere with better approach. That should get him taken by the 20th pick. If he doesn't sign, he will go to Texas Tech.

24

Ashe Russell

RHP

Cathedral

IN HS

HS

HS

Texas A&M

Ashe Russell is similar to what Phil Bickford was in 2013. A big arm that is up to 97 with sink. One big difference is that Russell has a long track record. He was consistently good all last year and has done well this year. He has an above average slider and a change but doesn't profile as a front end starter. He could be a solid #3 and if the slider improves he could be better. There is some effort to his delivery and he needs to bulk up a little but I can't see him geting past top first round. If he doesn't sign, he is going to Texas A & M.

25

Cornelius Randolph

2B

Griffin

GA HS

HS

HS

Clemson

Cornelius Randolph is a bit unique. He doesn't have a strong position. He plays SS in high school but he won't in pro ball. He may end up at 2B and he could play 3B. The actions are good and the arm is strong. I haven't seen him enough defensively to know if he has the quickness for the hot corner. The bat should play wherever he ends up. He hits the ball hard and makes consistent contact. He has a short swing that should lead to high averages and solid power potential. He could be an above average regular wherever he plays.

26

Mitchell Traver

RHP

Texas Christian

Texas Christian

College

JR

Texas Christian

Mitchell Traver looked like a 3rd-4th round guy out of high school but he was injured and went undrafted. After missing his freshman year due to thoracic outlet syndrome, then Tommy John surgery, he hardly pitched in the first two years at TCU. Traver showed well this summer in the Northwoods League and for his size, repeats his delivery very well. He has a heavy low 90's fastball that can hit 95. His breaking ball is average at best and his change is a work in progress but there are all the pieces for a future #3 starter who eats innings and gets a lot of weak contact and ground balls. His change and breaking ball should get to be average with reps. He could also return to TCU to try to solidify his stock but he has thrown 62 IP this year and has been the best pitcher on one of the best college rotations. I am probably the high guy on Traver but I'm comfortable with that. He has everything he needs to succeed, including the drive.

27

Tyler Stephenson

C

Kennesaw Mountain

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia Tech

Tyler Stephenson wasn't even on my radar this spring. He was below the top 1500 picks on my list and here he is in the 1st round. That is what a great spring can do. I didn't have any notes on him from last summer. I've only seen a couple videos of him and have to agree with the consensus that he is the top prep catcher in this class. I don't like the start of his swing. The trigger is slow. Beyond that, he has everything that a star catcher would have. He is big, that is a bit of a concern but it hasn't hampered many other catchers. If he doesn't sign, he is going to Georgia Tech.

28

Brady Aiken

LHP

IMG Academy

UCLA

College

J1

UCLA

We all know the stuff we can know about Aiken. If he was a product at Wal-Mart, he'd be opened previously, taped back together with a big yellow sticker with a new price only a little less than the original. Why is it opened? Why was it returned? It looks ok, doesn't it? Only the people who have access to what we don't know actually know where he will go and what his deal is. I know that's hard to follow. That's the story of Brady Aiken. Big arm, up to 97. Good athelte, good stuff, plus slider, change, eveerything you want from a top of the rotation arm. The Tommy John Surgery and whatever else is going on with him is the question.

29

Dakota Chalmers

RHP

Lakeview Academy

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia

Dakota Chalmers really jumped on the scene last summer sitting 90-94 with one of the better breaking balls in the class. He throws a hard slider but also can break off a slower bigger breaking curveball. This spring, he has hit 97 from his rail thin frame. There is plenty of effort from his delivery but as he gets stronger, he may be able to tone that down some to gain command and consistency. He has a decent change as well, so he has a four pitch mix and high end velo. Chalmers will need time to bulk up and gain consistency but there is frontline potential here. The other side is that he has a ton of velo from a small frame and he could need TJ surgery shortly due to the big velo jump. Time will tell but he is a high risk, high reward kind of arm.

30

Donny Everett

RHP

Clarksville

TN HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Donny Everett has one of the best fastballs in the prep class, if not the best. He can hit 100 but it takes some effort. He can sit in the low to mid 90's as a starter. He has a hard breaking ball but it's average at best. He hasn't used his change much either. He is physically mature and there isn't much projection left. He throws hard enough to be an impact arm but the secondaries will have to improve for him to be an impact arm. The high effort makes me worry that he won't be able to gain command enough to be more than a back end of the bullpen arm or a #3/4 starter that has flashes of brilliance but is often frustrating.

31

Jonathan Harris

RHP

Missouri State

Missouri State

College

JR

Missouri State

Jon Harris is one of the hardest players near the top of the draft for me to peg. I haven't seen him much and what I have, nothing stands out. Reports are that all four of his pitches can be plus. His fastball can hit 95 and sit low 90's. He has a curve and a slider as well as a change. What I have seen looks more average than plus and the command isn't great. It's clear he is one of the best arms in this draft but I don't know if he will be better than a back end starter. If he improves his command and his stuff regualtes to closer to plus than average, he could be a #2 starter and that is what a team that takes him high is hoping for/confident in.

32

Cody Ponce

RHP

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona

College

JR

Cal Poly Pomona

Cody Ponce is a big, durable looking innings eater. That's the stereo type but Ponce came down with shoulder fatigue, furthering the notion that just because a guy looks durable doesn't mean he will be and vice versa. That being said, when Ponce is on, his fastball is 90-95. He has two breaking balls that he throws inconsistently. His slider can be a true slider and other times more of a cutter. He also throws a slower curveball but none of the breaking balls are consistent. His best secondary offering is his change. The breaking balls show potential and with good coaching he could figure out consistency. He could turn into a four pitch starter that could front a rotation but I think he is more of a #3/4 guy unless he really figures it out and even if that fails, he could be a back of the pen guy. He's an impact arm.

33

Chandler Day

RHP

Watkins Memorial

OH HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Chandler Day is another long, lean athelte. He is very thin and needs to add some bulk to his frame but right now he sits 88-91 and can hit 94. He has a really quick arm and I could easily see him adding velo with strength. He may struggle to add weight though, as he has an ectomorphic frame.  He currently has an above average breaking ball and change. He is polished for a prep arm and he's young for the class. The fact that he is commited to Vanderbilt will make him tough to sign and I could see him filling a rotation spot that Fulmer and Buehler reliquish when they sign. Day could be a weekend starter as soon as he steps on campus, stuff wise but if I were a pro team I would target him. I could see him being a top 10-15 pick in three years.

34

Josh Staumont

RHP

Azusa Pacific

Azusa Pacific

College

JR

Azusa Pacific

Josh Staumont is a hell of an arm. He can hit 100 and work in the mid 90's and can maintain it deep into games. He has a plus breaking ball and an average or better change. He has some of the best stuff in the draft. Command is the problem. He is very inconsistent with his release point. His delivery seems methodical and like he's thinking about it as he does it. I really think that with reps and confidence he will gain consistency and if he does gain consistency, he could be a front line starter. If he doesn't he can be an impact bullpen arm.

35

Kep Brown

OF

Wando

SC HS

HS

HS

Miami

Kep Brown has had a rough spring. Early on in the season, he tore his achilles tendon. Before the injury, he was looked at as a one of the best power bats in the draft class. He has a lot of present stregth and a good swing. It can get long and he could have some swing and miss but that isn't a big issue as long as the power plays and it should. He has a strong arm but if he slows down a lot after the achilles injury, he may end up in LF. The bat should play wherever he ends up defensively. He is commited to Miami if he doesn't sign. One interesting thing about Brown is his age. He is almost a year younger than Brendan Rodgers. He is only two months older than top 2016 prospect Seth Beer.

36

Riley Ferrell

RHP

TCU

TCU

College

JR

TCU

Riley Ferrell is a future closer. He could be in a big league pen as soon as he signs. He throws 92-95 and can hit 98. He has a nasty downer breaking ball that is 83-86 and is unhittable when on. He can throw a change but he rarely uses it. He is the rare arm I wouldn't even consider starting and would just throw him into the big league pen. If a team wanted to be careful, they could send him to AA and let him aclimate to pro ball but I just don't see a reason.

37

Ryan Mountcastle

SS

Hagerty

FL HS

HS

HS

UCF

Ryan Mountcastle is not a future short stop. I don't know where he will play. I don't really care where he will play. Probably 3B or a corner OF spot but what I do care about is the bat. Mountcastle has impressive bat speed. He doesn't have the cleanest swing but he hits line drives from line to line and has the raw power to hit plenty of home runs. He hit well in the games I've seen him and I have a lot of faith that he will be one of the better hitters in the draft. He has a good arm, good enough for 3B and he has enough foot speed to be useful as a corner OF. If he goes to school, he is committed to UCF but I don't think he'll get there.

38

James Kaprielian

RHP

UCLA

UCLA

College

JR

UCLA

James Kaprielian has really increased his draft stock this year by showing velocity that he had shown in the bullpen in the past but in starts this year. He has been able to hit 95 at the start of games and work his way down to that 90-92 range by the later innings. His plus breaking ball is an out pitch and he can throw an average change as well. His slider is a swing and miss pitch and he can slow it down to show a different look as well. He does tip it some by slowing his delivery but low level hitters won't pick up on it. His stats have been remarkably similar the last two years and he looks like a safe pick to be a #3/4 starter in a few years.

39

Peter Lambert

RHP

San Dimas

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Peter Lambert is an atheltic righty that sits 88-92 but can dial it up to 94. He has a big breaking ball that could use tightening but it something he can work on in pro ball or at UCLA to improve it to a potentially plus pitch. It's too much for young hitters to handle much of the time and he has strong K rates due to it. He has a change that's usable and could end up above average as well. WIth polish, Lambert could be a strong mid rotation arm. If he goes to UCLA, he could be a high first round pick if he develops as I expect.

40

Ke'Bryan Hayes

3B

Concordia Lutheran

TX HS

HS

HS

Tennessee

Ke'Bryan Hayes is the son of former big league 3B, Charlie Hayes, and that says a lot. Ke'Bryan is an awful lot like his dad. He is a 3B, good bat, solid contact ability. He has a strong arm. His dad topped out in 1993 with a 3 WAR season and I could see Ke'Bryan end up with a similar ceiling. He could be an impact bat. His swing strong and produces power.  It can get long and I could see him having some swing and miss issues but he is the best 3B prospect in the prep class. He is committed to Tennessee if he doesn't go pro, which I can't see happening.

41

Juan Hillman

LHP

Olympia

FL HS

HS

HS

UCF

Juan Hillman is young for the draft and is tough to analyze due to that. Whereas Austin Smith may have already taken that big jump in velo some get the year after they are drafted, Hillman may not get that until next year, and it may never happen. He hit 92 last summer and worked 88-92 with command. This spring he was more in the 87-89 range. Not what a lot of people wanted to see. The ability to command is still there but neither the curve or fastball improved. He has a plus change and if he can tick up the velo a little, he's the kind of guy who should go in the 20's in this draft. Based on projection, that's where he could go but I think most will play it safe and he could be one of the guys who slides enough to get to campus. He is commited to UCF and could really improve his stock there.

42

Phil Bickford

RHP

Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada

College

J2

Southern Nevada

Phil Bickford has taken an odd path. Former 1st round pick. Dominant D1 starting pitcher. He left to go to a JuCo this year and no one really knows why. The stuff hasn't improved since the 2013 draft. He still throws low 90's and can get up to 97. The breaking ball is still plus on occasion but is inconsistent and the change is average with potential. He is just two years older, that's all. He has shown he can dominate college hitters but hasn't shown he can be consistent. I like Bickford but much less than most. I think he's a #3/4 starter and potentially an impact reliever.

43

Kevin Newman

SS

Arizona

Arizona

College

JR

Arizona

Kevin Newman is a special hitter. He is the only player ever to win two batting titles in the Cape Cod league. He has almost no power. He can hit some doubles but there is no current over the fence power. He has enough speed to steal some bases and impact the game on both sides of the ball. The question is if he can stick at SS. Some think it is an absolute lock that he is while others see him as a 2B. I don't have a strong opinion on it, as I haven't seen him enough. I see him as less likely to stick than Bregman and Swanson and that is reflected in my rankings. Even if I saw Bregman as a 2B, I still prefer Bregman. That being said, the first time I saw him on film, the first player I thought of was Derek Jeter.

44

Alonzo Jones

2B

Columbus

GA HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Jones may be drafted as a short stop but I don't know that he can stick there. He is more methodical than natural there and will need reps if he intends to play there in the future. He is a great athelte. He can fly and is one of the faster players in this draft. He is also a switch hitter. He's more natural from the right side but isn't bad from the left. Again, reps will help. He's a high ceiling guy that will need a lot of polish. He's commited to Vanderbilt if he doesn't sign and that may very well be where he ends up in 2016.

45

David Thompson

OF

Miami

Miami

College

JR

Miami

David Thompson was an impressive freshman at Miami. He was hurt much of his sophomore year and has been in and out of the lineup again this year but he has hit a ton when he has been in the lineup. He also hit well in Cape Cod last summer. He is a bat first player who will be a LF in pro ball. He is a good athelte but he won't be a defensive asset wherever he plays and it's possible he ends up at 1B. The bat will have to carry him but I think he can be a .280/.350/.450 kind of guy.

46

Nick Shumpert

SS

Highlands Ranch

CO HS

HS

HS

Kentucky

Nick Shumpert has one of the higher offensive ceilings of any short stop in this draft. He has above average or better power and could hit 20+ home runs. He has impressive bat speed but sells out for power. I'm not sure he will hit for enough average to fully realize it but there is a chance and the fact that he is an excellent athlete and has good bloodlines, he will go off the board early. He is former big leaguer Terry Shumpert's son. As a defender, he has a good arm and soft hands. There is a chance he moves off SS to 3B or even 2B. If he doesn't sign, he is commited to Kentucky.

47

Michael Matuella

RHP

Duke

Duke

College

JR

Duke

Mike Matuella is the biggest enigma in this draft. He has a really short track record and really high end performance when he pitches. His sophomore season was dotted with elite performance and questions. He didn't pitch over the summer and was diagnosed with Spondylosis, a chronic back problem that seems to be treatable. Then this spring he returned to high end form prior to being shut down with forearm tightness, then TJ surgery. I have one game outside of video clips and he was off. He sat upper 80's to low 90's and the secondaries were just mediocre. The clips have shown that high end stuff but I would NOT take him high in this draft. There is just too much of a question if he's real or if he can return to form. That being said, if he can sit 93-95 with a plus breaking ball, average change and plus command, he's an Ace. Very high reward to go with the risk.

48

Thomas Eshelman

RHP

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton

College

JR

Cal State Fullerton

Thomas Eshelman is a rare pitcher. He sits 88-91 with excellent command. He has thrown 354 innings at Cal State Fullerton and only walked 17 people. That's 0.43/9IP. It's not because he lobs the ball in there. He commands his fastball, an upper 80's cutter, a low 80's change and a mid 70's curve. They all are right around average pitches but play up due to his command. I don't know how he is going to play in pro ball. He may be a back of the rotation guy that eats innings but gets hit hard when his stuff is straight but it wouldn't be a total shock if he ends up as a solid #3 starter or even better.

49

Jacob Nix

RHP

IMG Academy

UCLA

College

J1

UCLA

Jacob Nix was involved in the fallout with Brady Aiken last year. He has done well to improve over the last year. He sits in the low 90's and can hit 96. His breaking ball and change have both improved. He is a hell of an athelte and is a hard worker. I could see him going as early as the comp round. I think he will be fairly signable after settling with the Astros, so he doesn't need a huge pay day.

50

Luken Baker

RHP

Oak Ridge

TX HS

HS

HS

TCU

Luken  Baker is a 6'4", 240 pound moose of a man who makes balls disappear quickly. For as large as he is, his swing is compact, extending to the ball in any location and crushing it. Baker is going to make a team make a tough decision, or he may be allowed to make it but he could be an excellent power hitting first baseman or a power right-handed arm on the mound. He reminds me a bit of Stetson Allie but I prefer him on the mound and at the plate when compared to Allie. Allie had a bigger arm but less clue where it was going. Baker's swing at the plate is also more controlled. He has very high-end power potential and the swing looks like it will play in games as well. He has recenly notified clubs that he intends to go to TCU and I expect him to play both ways there.

51

Chris Shaw

1B

Boston College

Boston College

College

JR

Boston College

Chris Shaw is a muscular slugger that is likely tied to first. He is slow and would have very little defensive value in LF or RF. He does have a very good arm that would help him in RF. In the end, where he plays defensively doesn't matter, it's how much he hits. He has progressed significantly since high school and has the power potential one would want from a first round pick. He does come with the caveat of having a 20%+ K rate in college. He hit well last spring and showed considerable improvement on the Cape last summer in his all around game. He could go as early as the mid-first round.

52

Mitchell Hansen

OF

Plano

TX HS

HS

HS

Stanford

Mitchell Hansen is much of what I like in a prospect and some things that I don't like in a hitter. He has all the tools to be a starting CF, later moving to a corner as he bulks up. He has a sweet swing and great contact ability. He is even big enough he could hit for power down the line. The problem is he puts his foot down well before he needs to, sapping his power. A lot of young hitters are doing this, gearing toward contact. It's safe and looks like he's mechanical when he should be athletic, fluid and rip the ball when he gets the chance. I see a potential superstar in Hansen but this mechanism and a commitment to Stanford means I need to hit pause, wait at least two years, as he will be a draft eligible sophomore, and wait until he gets to pro ball to see if he'll ever hit for power or if he'll fade into tweener territory.

53

Cole McKay

RHP

Smithson Valley

TX HS

HS

HS

Louisiana State

Cole McKay flashed three plus pitches at times last summer. His stuff hasn't been as good this spring but the strongly build righty can hit 95 and sit in the low 90's. He has a breaking ball that will eat up low level hitters and a change that is his best pitch at times. While it's possible his best performance has already been seen, since his stuff isn't there this spring but he could just be better after he gets his arm stretched out. If he slides in the draft, he will join Alex Lange at LSU and scare the crap out the SEC but I think someone will take him high enough he will sign.

54

Jalen Miller

SS

Riverwood International

GA HS

HS

HS

Clemson

Jalen Miller is one of the better high school short stops who is likely to stay there. He lacks the bat that other highly rated prep short stops have. Comparing him to past defense first short stops, like Oscar Mercado, I prefer Miller's bat but Mercado's defense. I don't see him too much differently than Richie Martin on the college side, just less proven. He has smooth actions and good hands. He may develop into an excellent hitter or he may not. That will show his ultimate value as defensively, he will be an asset. It just depneds if he'll be a top prospect or a future utility type.  If he doesn't sign, he is comited to Clemson.

55

Eric Jenkins

OF

West Columbus

NC HS

HS

HS

UNC-Wilmington

Eric Jenkins is a true center field prospect. He doesn't hit for much power but has a good line drive swing. His speed is his biggest asset. He reminds me a lot of Dexter Fowler. If he doesn't sign, which to me is highly unlikely, he is commited to go to UNC-Wilmington.

56

Triston McKenzie

RHP

Royal Palm Beach

FL HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Triston McKenzie is a rail thin righty that has an upper 80's to low 90's fastball but didn't improve from last summer to this spring. He is inconsitent with all his pitches. He is a project and one that isn't easy to project because it's hard to see his body gaining a lot of strength. Considering he is commited to Vanderbilt, his best bet may be to go to Vandy and fill one of the multiple wholes in their rotation. They are losing Fulmer, Buehler and maybe Kilichowski, Pfeifer and Ferguson. Hayden Stone is recovering from TJ. There is a good chance he could step in as a starter. If it all works out, he could be a C.J. Edwards type and that isn't going real well right now. I think three years at Vandy could really help him and I don't say that about school very often.

57

Tristin English

RHP

Pike County

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia Tech

Tristin English is an athletic catcher that has become a far better pitcher since last summer, mostly because of his velocity reaching mid 90's. He has a short arm path and a quick arm that made me think he was a future reliever when I first saw him. The fact it's so easy and repeatable made me change my mind. He has excellent movement on his fastball, good fade to his change and snaps off a potentially plus breaking ball. If he goes to college, he is commited to Georgia Tech where he could be a dominant two way player.

58

Jahmai Jones

OF

Wesleyan

GA HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

Jahmai Jones is a short stocky hitter that has above average speed. He has excellent bat speed, quick wrists and good contact ability. Jones' biggest question is where he will play defensively. Playing CF may work but he could end up at either 2B or in LF. He should be able to be a defensive asset at either. If he doesn't sign, he is commited to North Carolina.

59

Nolan Watson

RHP

Lawrence North

IN HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Nolan Watson is a strongly built righty who has had a velo jump this spring. He sat in the mid to upper 80's last fall but has hit 96 this spring and sat 90-93. He throws a slider that could be above average, mixing in a curveball and he's developing a change. Watson is a good athelte and I could see him getting picked high enough to bypass Vanderbilt with the improvement he has shown this spring. If he slides past Chandler Day or Triston Mckenzie, he will likely go to school.

60

Alex Young

LHP

TCU

Texas Christian

College

JR

Texas Christian

Alex Young is a pitchability lefty who gets the job done on one of the best staffs in college baseball. He has a low 90's fastball, and three average secondaries in a change, slider and curveball. He commands the zone well and looks a lot like a #3/4 starter and should reach that ceiling fairly quickly.

61

Bryce Denton

3B

Ravenwood

TN HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Bryce Denton has some electricity in his bat. He has some serious bat speed. He's an above average runner, has soft hands and a very strong arm. He isn't as big as some of the other 3B's in the class but in all honesty, I could see him playing SS early in his career. He is committed to Vanderbilt, just as Julian Infante is and if they both go to Vandy, that could happen at some point. His bat will play at a corner though.

62

Jason Heinrich

OF

River Ridge

FL HS

HS

HS

UCF

Jason Heinrich has some of the most usable power in the prep class. He has strong wrists and forearms. He has a strong arm and is an average runner. The bat is what is going to carry him though. I see him as a Josh Willingham type with Paul Goldschmidt as his ultimate upside. If he doesn't sign he will go to UCF.

63

Joe McCarthy

OF

Virginia

Virginia

College

JR

Virginia

Joe McCarthy is a big guy but is very atheltic. He is more of a contact hitter than a power hitter even though he is 6'3",230. He runs well and cover ground to be an above average defensive LF but won't be able to handle CF in the long run. He needs to get into his power and while he hits the ball hard, he rarely hits it out of the park. He also missed much of the year with a back injury that needed surgery. He is an interesting athlete and could pay dividends for a patient team that likes the profile but he's not a typical LF.

64

Demi Orimoloye

OF

St. Matthews

ON HS

HS

HS

Oregon

Demi Orimoloye is a physical specimen. He reminds me a lot of Austin Wilson at the same age. Demi has come a long way in two years. I saw video two years ago and wrote him off as a prospect. He didn't have a clue at the plate. I still don't know that he will hit at a high level. He has plus power, an average arm and good speed. There is even a chance he can play CF at the pro level. It boils down to the bat though and I don't know that he can make enough contact for it to matter but the amount he has improved over the last two years makes me think he can figure it out. He is comitted to Oregon if he doesn't sign.

65

Brady Singer

RHP

Eustis

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

Brady Singer throws from a low 3/4 slot and has bumped up to 96 this spring while sitting in the low 90's. Due to his funky low slot, he struggles to break off a breaking ball consistently but he should be able to spin a slider with his arm speed. He is very projectable and could get his velo to sit closer to what he maxes out as. Commitments to Florida are often strong and I would rather see what he does at Florida than pay him top 2 round money. I'm not sure he can start with that arm angle and build.

66

Richie Martin

SS

Florida

Florida

College

JR

Florida

Richie Martin has been intriguing as a prospect for three years and has improve some each of the last three years. He has a decent bat but is hot and cold. Defensively, he can make some stellar plays look easy but he misses routine plays way more than he should. If he were more consistent, he'd be a mid-first round talent for me and some may see him there. I see him a little lower than that but he has a lot of potential considering he will play up the middle and at worst be an above average defensive 2B.

67

Jacob Woodford

RHP

H.B. Plant

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

Jacob Woodford has a pitchers build and plenty of arm strength. He works 90-94 and has the stamina to hold velo deep into games. His breaking ball is average, as is his change. His stuff could improve to give him three above average to plus pitches and slot in as a solid mid rotation arm. The fact that his stuff wasn't at it's best this spring and he is commited to Florida makes me think he will end up on campus and join a great staff and have a shot as a top pick in three years.

68

Luke Shilling

RHP

Notre Dame Prep

MI HS

HS

HS

Illinois

Luke Shilling has come on to the scene aggresively this spring hitting 95 in workouts and working low 90's in games against fellow Michigan prep Nick Plummer in front of a lot of scouts. His breaking ball is average as is his change. There is potential for more as well. He was a first baseman previously and he has Brett Wallace legs. He has a very thick lower half but that could help his durablity as a pitcher. He uses his lower half well. He is commited to Illinois if he doesn't sign.

69

David Hill

RHP

San Diego

San Diego

College

JR

San Diego

David Hill is a low upside starter but seems fairly safe. He has a low 90's fastball but can hit 94. He has a hard slurvy breaking ball that he doesn't always stay on top of but uses it well. He also has an average change that can get swing and misses.

70

Christin Stewart

OF

Tennessee

Tennessee

College

JR

Tennessee

Christin Stewart reminds me of former Vols OF Kentrail Davis, who I liked a lot. I like Stewart's bat better than Davis at a similar age. Davis was often compared to Kirby Puckett due to his size but Stewart doesn't have that kind of athleticism. He isn't a bad athelte but he is below average to average in LF. HIs bat will carry him. He has hit well everywhere he has played so it shouldn't be a problem in the low minors. At his peak, he could be a profile LF.

71

Drew Finley

RHP

Rancho Bernardo

CA HS

HS

HS

Southern California

Drew Finley jumped up this spring by gaining velo and sitting 88-93 with great command. He has also flashed a plus breaking ball and an average change. He tailed off at the end of the season but the impression he made was a good one. He is old for the class and could be a draft eligible sophomore if he attends SOuthern California.

72

Kyle Cody

RHP

Kentucky

Kentucky

College

JR

Kentucky

Kyle Cody had been mentioned at the top of the draft last summer and early this spring. He has a mid 90's fastball, an average breaking ball and change at his best but he struggles to repeat his delivery. He is 6'7" and will take time to get his mechanics consistent and he could be a mid rotation arm in time with potential to be more but he will take time.

73

Tristan Beck

RHP

Corona

CA HS

HS

HS

Stanford

Tristan Beck is a tall thin righty that sits 88-92 and can hit 94. He is very thin and will need to hit the weight room in pro ball or at Stanford. Both his slider and change are below average but show potential for improvement with reps. He is old for the class and is fairly raw considering that but age isn't as big of a factor with arms as it is with bats. He is an intelligent kid and I have a stong feeling he will end up at Stanford. He will be a draft eligible sophomore.

74

Dayton Dugas

OF

Sam Houston

LA HS

HS

HS

Wichita State

Dayton Dugas is very fast for someone his size. Size and speed is an always an intriguing combo and Dugas has power. He has plenty of swing and miss to go along with it but he is a rare athlete that should go high due to the potential.

75

Tyler Nevin

3B

Poway

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Tyler Nevin may sound familiar. His pops was Phil Nevin, 1992 #1 overall pick, five picks ahead of Derek Jeter. Also, six picks ahead of Calvin Murray, who is the uncle of top short stop prospect Kyler. But back to the point; Nevin looks the part of a future starting 3B. I like his simple swing. He generates power with it and should hit for plenty of extra bases. Nevin missed his sophomore season with an injury but Nevin is right in that range where he could be an excellent piece of clay to work with for professional development but I can really see him getting an education and being a stud at UCLA. He's going to be interesting to follow come draft day.

76

Skye Bolt

OF

North Carolina

North Carolina

College

JR

North Carolina

77

Travis Blankenhorn

SS

Pottsville Area

PA HS

HS

HS

Kentucky

Travis Blankenhorn is a lefty swinging short stop who is likely to end up at 3B. He is quick, agile and has a good arm. At the plate, he has a short, sweet swing that he repeats well. He should be able to hit for average as well as hit for gap power and run into a few homers. He should hit more as he gets bigger and stronger but that will make him more likely to move off SS or 2B. I think he'll be able to stick in the dirt at 3B though. He is commited to Kentucky and I think he'd be an excellent fit in that program.

78

Mike Soroka

RHP

Bishop Carroll

AB HS

HS

HS

California

Mike Soroka is a projectable arm from Alberta, Canada. He can throw in the low 90's and he has an excellent breaking ball. The breaking ball is an above average pitch with more potential and his change could be an above average pitch as well. He looks like a future mid rotation arm.  Soroka is a California commit if he goes to school.

79

Kyle Molnar

RHP

Aliso Niguel

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Kyle Molnar has an 88-92 MPH fastball with sink, an above average change and breaking ball and good command. He looks like a future mid rotation arm in the mold of Kyle Lohse. If he doesn't sign, he'll head to UCLA. Molnar kind of suffers from blending in with many of the other prep arms in this class with similar stuff.

80

Ryan McKenna

OF

St. Thomas Aquinas

ME HS

HS

HS

Liberty

Ryan McKenna has an easy, simple, pretty swing from the right side. He is fast and should be able to stick in Center but if he has to move off CF, he will be relegated to LF because he has a below average arm. He is commited to Liberty if he doesn't sign but I think he will get drafted  early enough to make signing worth it.

81

Ryan Burr

RHP

Arizona State

Arizona State

College

JR

Arizona State

Ryan Burr has a high end arm. He throws upper 90's sitting 96-97. He has trouble throwing strikes on occasion and he is basically just a one pitch pitcher. The breaking ball he throws the most throws off eye level but it isn't a swing and miss pitch like you'd hope a strictly bullpen arm would possess.

82

Donnie Dewees

OF

North Florida

North Florida

College

JR

North Florida

Donnie Dewees is a guy I haven't seen play other than a few short video clips. The stats say he can rake and is one of the best college bats in this draft. I see the skills translating int a second tier LF or a 4th OF.

83

Jonas Wyatt

RHP

Quartz Hill

CA HS

HS

HS

San Diego State

Jonas Wyatt throws from a high 3/4 delivery and has hit 95 this spring. He has a really fast arm. He has an average change and is able to snap off a good breaking ball. It could be a plus pitch. The three pitch mix and the potential to command it makes me think he could be a solid #3 or better if he gains command and consistency.

84

Blake Trahan

SS

Lousiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette

College

JR

Louisiana-Lafayette

Blake Trahan is another potential first round college SS. I'm not sure he can stick at SS but should at least be an above average defensive 2B if not. The bat is very fast. He has a waggle pre-swing that I don't like but it's a timing mechanism and if it falters, pro coaches will work it out. He hits the ball hard and will hit plenty of line drives which should let him hit for good average, I just don't see much power coming from him.

85

Andrew Suarez

LHP

Miami

Miami

College

SR

Miami

Andrew Suarez was taken 57th overall last year as a lefty that sits in the low 90's with an average slider and change. He isn't dominant but is a safe bet to be a back of the rotation arm or at least a lefty out of the pen in the bigs. The fact that he is now a senior with zero leverage could allow him to go as early as the comp round but could slide to the 4th round just as easily since he has never shown an out pitch.

86

Kyle Dean

OF

Rancho Bernardo

CA HS

HS

HS

Brigham Young

Kyle Dean is a solid OF prospect with a good arm and enough speed to cover a corner spot. His bat is what will carry him. Dean has a powerful swing when he gets extended. While he doesn't have huge bat speed, he looks like a guy who could be a profile RF. If he doesn't sign, he is commited to Brigham Young.

87

Kyle Holder

SS

San Diego

San Diego

College

San Diego

Kyle Holder is a defense first short stop. He is a lock to stay at short and offers above average or better defense. He has a strong arm and is a good athlete. He has a contact driven approach and shouldn't strike out much in the low minors but he may have more swing and miss against good breaking stuff and higher velocity. He won't hit for power and his progress will depend on his glove. I could see him going as high and the mid first round but as a utility infielder type, I couldn't justify taking him in the top 75 picks.

88

Scott Kingery

OF

Arizona

Arizona

College

SO

Arizona

89

Taylor Ward

C

Fresno State

Fresno State

College

JR

Fresno State

Taylor Ward is a good hitting catcher. He has the frame you would want in a catcher and is a solid defender. At Fresno State, I don't get much opportunity to see him, so it's pretty much stat scouting and YouTube. I dug around and found a few more videos of him and I had him underrated in my top 300 list. He has a better bat than I thought. I'd like to see him more in game action but he's easily a top 3 round guy if not higher. With his pop and his above average defense, he could be a big league starter or a prototype backup down the line.

90

Nick Neidert

RHP

Peachtree Ridge

GA HS

HS

HS

South Carolina

Nick Neidert has a strong arm but he's a smaller guy at 6'1", 185. He has a fastball that can hit 95 and a hard slider that could be an above average pitch. His change could also be an average offering with work. He did miss some time this spring with elbow tendinitis but returned to the mound with similar stuff. If he doesn't sign he is commited to South Carolina.

91

Jonathan India

2B

American Heritage

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

Jonathan India has the raw tools to be an above average big league 2B. He has quick feet and moves well laterally. He moves well enough to cover 2B or 3B well defensively. He could maybe even cover SS in the low minors. He is a high energy player and that hurts him some right now. He needs reps to become more efficient on D and at the plate. He hits the ball hard and has solid gap power. He uses the entire field well. He has the bat to be a first division starting 2B. He is committed to Florida if he doesn't sign but he's better than most MIF players that get to Florida.

92

Rhett Wiseman

OF

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Rhett Wiseman is a good athlete with good bat speed. He does have plenty of swing and miss though. This year he has hit considerably better than he had in the past but he still has a light bat for a corner bat. He should add some defensive value and could be an MLB starter.

93

Ryan Johnson

OF

College Station

TX HS

HS

HS

TCU

Ryan Johnson is a smooth swinging lefty who is likely to end up in right field. There is a chance he could play CF for a few years and that may be what happens if he ends up at TCU like he expects to. He has recently notified clubs he wants to attend college and he may be a two way player along with Luken Baker for TCU. If he plays up to his potential he is an athletic middle of the order hitter.

94

Jackson Kowar

RHP

Charlotte Christian

NC HS

HS

HS

Clemson

Jackson Kowar is a long, lanky righty that sat upper 80's until this spring but now sits 88-92 and tops out at 94. He has an above average change and slider with potential for more. Just looking at what he is, there is an argument to be made that Kowar could be considered similar to Ashe Russell. While he doesn't hit 97, the secondaries could be better. Getting a mid-rotation starter in the third round could be a steal. He may end up going to Clemson and ending up a high pick in three years though.

95

Wesley Rodriguez

RHP

George Washington

NY HS

HS

HS

Pittsburgh

96

Joe DeMers

RHP

College Park

CA HS

HS

HS

Washington

Big bodied RHP. Flys open and fires. Big velo. May be high end reliever.

97

Cole Sands

RHP

North Florida Christian

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida State

98

Lucas Herbert

C

San Clemente

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Lucas Herbert is a prep catcher that has shown solid catch and throw skills for years already. He has good actions behind the plate and a strong arm. At the plate he has a good swing but isn't an impact hitter at this point. He needs to gain strength to get to his ceiling there. He is committed to UCLA and they have a strong track record of having excellent defensive catchers.  The bat is what needs to be watched with Herbert at this point and there is a chance he becomes a very good overall player.

99

Cadyn Grenier

SS

Bishop Gorman

NV HS

HS

HS

Oregon State

Cadyn Grenier is one of the better defensive prep short stops and should be able to stick there. He may not be a high level defender but he should be average there. He has a strong arm, soft hands and quick feet. At the plate, he has a line drive type approach. He doesn't have great bat speed but controls the bat well and hits the ball hard. He is a gamer. He should be a guy where the sum is greater than the tools. If he doesn't sign, he is commited to Oregon State.

100

Trey Cabbage

3B

Grainger

TN HS

HS

HS

Tennessee

Trey Cabbage is a long, lean athletic third baseman. He has the athleticism to be excellent at the hot corner. He has a strong arm and should be a solid defender. His swing is a simple, strong swing.  He has power projection as well as the arm to profile as a starter at the hot corner. He has a lot of potential.

101

Andrew Stevenson

OF

LSU

Louisiana State

College

JR

Louisiana State

102

Brendon Little

LHP

Malvern Prep

PA HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

Brendon Little is a smooth lefty that sits in the low 90's but has touched 94. His breaking ball is above average with more potential and his change is average. His delivery lends itself to throwing a good change so I could see projecting it above average or even plus if you really wanted to. He is commited to North Carolina and he is there top pitching recruit so he may be a tough sign.

103

Bryan Hudson

LHP

Alton

IL HS

HS

HS

Missouri

104

Fitz Stadler

RHP

IL HS

HS

HS

Arizona State

105

Josh Naylor

1B

St. Joan of Arc Catholic

ON HS

HS

HS

Texas Tech

Josh Naylor is a thick bodied, powerful first baseman. He is around 6'1 and 220 pounds and will have to watch his weight. He has excellent power potential and hits the ball hard to all fields. He has swing and miss to him but he has good barrel awareness. He has a strong arm and with effort, he could play RF but I bet his future is at 1B. There is a chance he could become a star with his potential. Naylor is unique in that he is from Canada, so the level of talent he has faced has varied but this year has considerable talent in from the North country this year.

106

Alexis Diaz

RHP

Escuela Bonifacio Sanchez

PR HS

HS

HS

none

Athletic, loose arm. Edwin's brother. Like the breaking ball a lot.

107

Bryan Hoeing

RHP

Batesville

IN HS

HS

HS

Louisville

108

Doak Dozier

OF

Arlington Heights

TX HS

HS

HS

Virginia

Doak Dozier is a pure center field prospect with a strong bat. He has a strong left handed swing and good contact ability. There is potential for a big bat here. Defensively he has a strong arm and should play CF for the forseable future. He is commited to Virginia and could be an impact player there if he makes it there. From what I've heard, it's likely he slides enough to get there.

109

Javier Medina

RHP

Sahuaro

AZ HS

HS

HS

Arizona

110

Daniel Reyes

OF

Mater Academy

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

111

Brandt Stallings

1B

Kings Ridge Christian

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia Tech

Brandt Stallings is a tall, lean, athletic first baseman. He could be a right fielder maybe even center field in the low minors or college with his speed. As an athlete and hitter, he is not that far off of what Kris Bryant was in high school. They have different swings but Stallings hits the ball hard, gets loft and has a lot of power potential. He has long levers but stays inside the ball well. He keeps the swing short considering his arm length. He has shown the ability to put a charge into the ball but also to make contact and go up the middle or the other way. He is an excellent hitter. He is committed to Georgia Tech if he goes to college.

112

Miles Gordon

OF

St. Ignatius

ON HS

HS

HS

San Francisco

113

Cole Irvin

LHP

Oregon

Oregon

College

JR

Oregon

114

Nolan Kingham

RHP

Desert Oasis

NV HS

HS

HS

Texas

115

Julian Infante

3B

Westminster Christian

FL HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

Julian Infante is committed to Vanderbilt, so he is going to be a tough sign but he is worth the investment if you can get him into pro ball. He's a big, strong hitter. His hards are key to his defense and his hitting. He has soft hands on D and looks like he could be an excellent defender with a good arm. He gets low and gets that glove on the ground with ease. At the plate, he has really fast hands. He keeps them inside the ball and rips it. He has an intriguing set of skills and it will cost a pro team quite a bit to get him, if they can. Otherwise Tim Corbin will have another excellent player at Vandy.

116

Devin Davis

1B

Valencia

CA HS

HS

HS

Loyola Marymount

Devin Davis is a built, impressive physical presence. He is 6'2, 215 pounds and built. He punishes the ball in batting practice as well as in games when he keeps his swing short. His swing gets long some times and then things unravel. Davis has top of the draft potential. When you factor in risk and the fact that he is likely tied to 1B or DH, he will likely be a 2nd round guy or later. His ultimate ceiling is similar to Chris Carter but he has the potential to K a lot less and be a more well rounded player with similar power.

117

Wyatt Cross

C

Legacy

CO HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

Wyatt Cross is probably the third best prep catcher. He is on the other end of the spectrum compared to Betts. Cross is more in the Austin Hedges mold, where he has a huge arm, good actions behind the dish and a questionable bat. He has some bat speed but his swing mechanics need work. There is potential for the bat to catch up, as he's a good athlete and hits the ball hard at times but his value is in the glove and arm.

118

Harrison Bader

OF

Florida

Florida

College

JR

Florida

119

Chad Smith

OF

South Gwinnett

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia

120

Gray Fenter

RHP

West Memphis

AR HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

121

Nick Sprengel

LHP

Eldorado

CA HS

HS

HS

San Diego

122

Kolton Kendrick

1B

Loranger

LA HS

HS

HS

Southeastern Louisiana

123

Dexter "DJ" Neal

OF

Stephenson

GA HS

HS

HS

South Carolina

124

Mark Laird

OF

Louisiana State

Louisiana State

College

SR

Louisiana State

Really skinny athlete. Fast runner. Simple swing allows for good contact. Minimal over the fence power. Speed is his biggest asset. Should allow him to be a CF but he's a corner guy due to lack of experience and poor route running. It is still a possibility though.

125

Marquise Doherty

OF

Winnetonka

MO HS

HS

HS

Missouri

126

John Cresto

SS

Cathedral Catholic

CA HS

HS

HS

Santa Clara

John Cresto is a 6'3", 207 pound athlete. There is a chance he plays short stop if he goes to college because he's pretty quick, has a good arm and has soft hands. Even if he plays short for a short period of time, he'll be a third baseman long term and he has the tools to be good. Cresto has a great swing. It's simple, clean and efficient. He hits the ball hard. I love it. I look at his swing and his potential and see a little Scott Rolen. I know that is extreme but the athleticism and simple swing allow that to be a possibility. I don't know if he always trains with former All-star and Silver Slugger Matt Nokes but I know he has worked with him in the past. If he goes to college, he is committed to Santa Clara.

127

John Aiello

SS

Germantown Academy

PA HS

HS

HS

Wake Forest

John Aiello looks the part. He's a 6'2", 200 LB switch hitter. He has plenty of arm for SS and will likely move off SS to 3B in the near future. He should be an above average defender there. He has a good swing from both sides but the right side seems more natural. He is faster than he looks and has enough quickness that he could play SS in college or the low minors. He isn't a finished product and because of his potential, he may the kind of guy who slides and ends up going to school to validate his skills further. He is commited to Wake Forest.

128

Antonio Santillian

RHP

Seguin

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas Tech

129

Cody Poteet

RHP

UCLA

UCLA

College

JR

UCLA

130

Brett Lilek

LHP

Arizona State

Arizona State

College

JR

Arizona State

131

Jeff Harding

RHP

Chipola

Chipola

College

J1

Chipola

Short righty with explosive fastball and plus curveball. Height makes people think bullpen but change gives him a solid shot at starting. Reminds me a bit of Marcus Stroman.

132

Kevin Duchene

LHP

Illinois

Illinois

College

JR

Illinois

133

Darryl Wilson

OF

Canton South

OH HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

134

Tyler Ferguson

RHP

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Direct delivery to the plate. Lacks deception and allows hitters to time it well. Big time arm. Up to 97. Some movement to fastball but inconsistent. Very reliant on his fastball but has 12-6 hammer in there. Reminds me a bit of Joe Nathan.

135

Blake Hickman

RHP

Iowa

Iowa

College

JR

Iowa

Blake Hickman is fairly new to pitching but he has a big arm. He sits in the low 90's and can hit 95. He has a good feel for his change and can spin a breaking ball but he needs time to gain consistency and further develop his stuff. He is a high upside arm that could be available later than players with similar potential due to his short track record.

136

Michael Zimmerman

LHP

Gulf Coast

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

137

Garrett Davila

LHP

South Point

NC HS

HS

HS

Tennessee

138

Brandon Lowe

2B

Maryland

Maryland

College

JR

Maryland

139

Brandon Koch

RHP

Dallas Baptist

Dallas Baptist

College

FR

Dallas Baptist

140

Colton Eastman

RHP

HS

HS

Cal State Fullerton

141

Jason Goldstein

C

Illinois

Illinois

College

JR

Illinois

Jason Goldstein is the best all around catcher in the college class. His offense is based around hard contact up the middle, mostly singles, but he has the ability to punish mistakes. He is a square hitter and won't do anything fancy in any way but he is a durable, quality catcher. His arm and receiving are average. His speed is poor.  He's not a Molina but he's close. He looks like a sure fire backup in the majors with potential to be an average regular if everything works out.

142

Mikey White

SS

Alabama

Alabama

College

JR

Alabama

Mikey White has been a fixture in the Alabama lineup for three years. This year he has bulked up some and has continued to progress offensively. He isn't going to hit for a lot of power but he has hit well the last two years at Alabama as well as in Cape Cod last summer. Defensively he is probably not as good as you'd want an MLB regular to be but he plays above his tools so I can't rule it out. He would be an above average 2B though. He adds the the impressively deep short stop class this year.

143

Josh Sborz

RHP

Virginia

Virginia

College

JR

Virginia

144

Willie Burger

3B

Lancaster Catholic

PA HS

HS

HS

Penn State

Willie Burger has lightning quick wrists. He has that quick twitch swing like that of Clint Frazier, Chris Okey and Tyler O'Neill. It is very handsy and there is strength there but with that kind of aggressive hack comes swing and miss. I'm sure Burger won't be immune to that. He has taken reps at catcher as well and there could be a chance he ends up behind the dish like what the Cards are trying to do with Carson Kelly but that would have to take buy in from Burger and I have no idea if he would go for it. If he goes to college, he's going to Penn State.

145

Braden Bishop

OF

Washington

Washington

College

JR

Washington

146

Mac Marshall

LHP

Chipola

Chipola (Fla.)

College

J1

Chipola (Fla.)

Shows flashes of three plus pitches. Velo needs to tick up for that but commands change and breaking ball well. Mid-rotation type with more upside.

147

Isiah Gilliam

OF

Chipola

Chipola (Fla.)

College

J1

Chipola (Fla.)

Big bat. Better bat from the left side. Swing and miss from the right. Slow and likely a 1B. Maybe a LF with some work. Has enough arm for it. Was reclassified into 2014 draft after being a '15 until recently.

148

Blake Perkins

OF

Verrado

AZ HS

HS

HS

Arizona State

149

Alex Robinson

LHP

Maryland

Maryland

College

JR

Maryland

150

Jeff Degano

LHP

Indiana State

Indiana State

College

JR

Indiana State

151

Christopher Chatfield

OF

Spoto

FL HS

HS

HS

South Florida

Good athlete. Projectable. Swings and misses more than I like.

152

Jaret Hellinger

LHP

HS

HS

Kennesaw State

153

Travis Bergen

LHP

Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State

College

JR

Kennesaw State

154

Kody Clemens

SS

Memorial

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas

Kody Clemens is the younger of the two Clemens' available in this draft. He is the best hitter of the Clemens clan and may be the best athlete in the family. His contact ability is great and he has a slashing swing. There isn't much power but he stings the ball. Should be a solid average hitter with plenty of line drives. He's more quick than he is fast. If I were a betting man, I'd bet he would be the starting short stop at Texas next year after Hinojosa moves on, if he moves on.

155

Parker McFadden

RHP

Yelm

WA HS

HS

HS

Washington State

156

Andy Pagnozzi

RHP

Fayetteville East

AR HS

HS

HS

Mississippi

157

Parker French

RHP

Texas

Texas

College

SR

Texas

Works in the low 90's but can hit 95 when he needs to. Slider isn't as good as his change but they both work. Good command and presence. Potential mid-rotation arm.

158

Steven Duggar

OF

Clemson

Clemson

College

JR

Clemson

159

Patrick Sandoval

LHP

Mission Viejo

CA HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

160

Logan Allen

LHP

IMG Academy

FL HS

HS

HS

Alabama State

161

Tyler Alexander

LHP

Texas Christian

TCU

College

SO

TCU

162

Justin Garza

RHP

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton

College

JR

Cal State Fullerton

163

Austin Rei

C

Washington

Washington

College

JR

Washington

164

Gio Brusa

OF

Pacific

Pacific

College

JR

Pacific

165

Marcus Brakeman

RHP

Stanford

Stanford

College

JR

Stanford

Small guy with bullpen profile.

166

Greg Pickett

OF

Legend

CO HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

167

Dylan Thompson

RHP

Socastee

GA HS

HS

HS

Coastal Carolina

He tops out at 92 now but may have enough in him to sit there at some point. He has a strong build. Has a very good curveball with a two plane break but has enough downward action that it keeps it from being slurvy.

168

Desmond Lindsay

1B

Out-of-Door Academy

FL HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

Desmond Lindsay is lower on my list than where others will have him. He isn't a tall guy, at 6', but he could have the speed to play LF. His arm isn't enough for RF. Either way the bat will have to play up and I'm not sold on the bat. His swing isn't in sync. He has above average or better bat speed so there is a good chance he straightens out the issues that I don't like but he still doesn't square the ball up as often as I'd like for a LF/1B type. Some team may have in the Late 2nd, early 3rd round but I don't see him that high.

169

Jake Lemoine

RHP

Houston

Houston

College

JR

Houston

170

Garrett Benge

3B

Cowley County

Cowley County CC

College

J1

Cowley County CC

171

Justin Maese

RHP

Ysleta

TX HS

HS

HS

172

Jon Duplantier

RHP

Rice

Rice

College

SO

Rice

173

Ben Johnson

OF

Texas

Texas

College

JR

Texas

174

Nick Fortes

C

Deland

FL HS

HS

HS

Mississippi

Nick Fortes makes hard contact all the time. He gets out on his front foot too early but he still has the strength to rip the ball. Defensively, he's not Wyatt Cross but he's not overly far behind. I am a little concerned about off the field stuff, though. I had him very high and thought he was a gamer who would play above his tools. I'm not confident in that now. Maybe I'm wrong.

175

Austin Riley

3B

Desoto Central

MS HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

Austin Riley isn't the most athletic guy but he has a lot of power at the plate and on the mound. He has a low 90's fastball with more in the tank, potentially. He has a powerful swing but the footwork and the hands may push him to 1B. He isn't going to cover a lot of ground in the OF. He is commited to Mississippi State and could be a very good two way player for them if he doesn't sign. I think that's his most likely route.

176

Isaiah White

OF

James Hunt

NC HS

HS

HS

East Carolina

177

Ryan Karstetter

3B

IMG Academy

PA HS

HS

HS

Virginia

Ryan Karstetter looks the part. At 6'4,200, he checks that box. He has a strong arm, is an above average runner and has quick feet. At the plate, he has some power potential. His swing is a bit long but he has good bat control. He glides on the field and makes it look easy. Detractors will say it doesn't look like he's busting it out there. He is commited to Virginia if he doesn't get drafted or sign.

178

Kyle Ostrowski

LHP

Lincoln Way North

IL HS

HS

HS

Purdue

179

Edwin Rios

2B

Florida International

Florida International

College

JR

Florida International

Edwin Rios is a bigger guy who may be more of a 3B/LF in time. He has a strong swing and has quite a bit of pop but with that comes swing and miss. I haven't seen enough of him in games to see if it's a pitch recognition thing or a mechanical thing that he can change. The bat will get him drafted. Where he plays after that is a question but I bet he's a 3B, occasionally fills in at 2B and LF to see where his glove fits. If the bat doesn't play, it won't matter but if the power comes through like it could, you could see a .260 hitting 3B with 20 HR's.

180

Garrett Cleavinger

LHP

Oregon

Oregon

College

JR

Oregon

Reliever but big stuff.

181

George Iskenderian

SS

Miami

Miami

College

JR

Miami

182

John Kilichowski

LHP

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

SO

Vanderbilt

183

C.J. Hinojosa

SS

Texas

Texas

College

JR

Texas

C.J. Hinojosa doesn't look like a SS. He is a short, stocky guy who looks more like a catcher than a short stop. He is having a really poor year at the plate this year. Unlike most good prospects, he has actually regressed each year at Texas. He is inconsistent and just doesn't stand out on his team like he did as a freshman. Going into the year, I thought with improvement he could be a mid to late 1st rounder. At this point, I'm not sure he goes in the top two rounds. He is likely a 2B or 3B. His arm is a little short for 3B, as is the bat. Unless someone sees him good or he catches fire late, he could slide and end up back at Texas as a senior.

184

Austin Byler

1B

Nevada

Nevada

College

SR

Nevada

Austin Byler was a 9th round pick last year and hasn't changed much. He could go a littler higher and be a senior sign for a team to save cash and get a decent power bat out of the deal. He has added some additional polish and improved his production some this year. I'd be surprised if he's on the board past the 5th round.

185

Benton Moss

RHP

North Carolina

North Carolina

College

SR

North Carolina

Bulldog competitor. Can run it up to 94 but sits more comfortably 88-92. Has a deceptive delivery and a very good breaking ball. Change could be average as well. Could be a mid rotation guy if it all works out.

186

Kyle Twomey

LHP

Southern California

USC

College

JR

USC

187

Thomas Szapucki

LHP

William T. Dwyer

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

188

Josh Tobias

SS

Florida

Florida

College

SR

Florida

I was wrong about Tobias out of high school. I thought he and Delino Desheilds had similar skill sets and Tobias would be the better of the two. He's a utility guy. Maybe just an org guy.

189

Matthew McGarry

RHP

Menko-Atherton

CA HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

190

Joey Bart

C

Buford

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia Tech

191

Colin Poche

LHP

Arkansas

Arkansas

College

JR

Arkansas

192

Seth McGarry

RHP

Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

College

JR

Florida Atlantic

193

Corey Zangari

RHP

Carl Albert

OK HS

HS

HS

Oklahoma State

194

Christopher Cullen

C

West Forsyth

GA HS

HS

HS

South Carolina

Chris Cullen is a tall, 6'5", 200 LB catcher, so that tall of a guy isn't overly likely to stick but he has the tools to. He has a strong arm and is agile behind the plate but he's 6'5". Offensively, he has long levers and really gets into the ball when he hits it. He has a lot of offensive potential if it works out. Oddly enough, he's committed to South Carolina who just ran through a similar guy in Grayson Greiner. I'm usually not in favor of players going to school but he seems like a guy who could really do well in college. He may be a corner OF or a 1B down the line but the swing looks like he'll generate enough power to make that work if he needs to.

195

Jake Drossner

LHP

Maryland

Maryland

College

JR

Maryland

196

Christifer Andritsos

RHP

The Woodlands

TX HS

HS

HS

Oklahoma

197

Chandler Eden

RHP

Yavapai

Yavapai (Ariz.)

College

J2

Yavapai (Ariz.)

198

Jared Padgett

LHP

Graceville

FL HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

199

Karsen Lindell

RHP

West Linn

OR HS

HS

HS

Washington

200

Jake Lochner

LHP

Sullivan

MO HS

HS

HS

Missouri State

201

Solomon Bates

RHP

J Serra

CA HS

HS

HS

Southern California

202

Scooter Hightower

RHP

Columbia State

Columbia State CC

College

J2

Columbia State CC

203

Garrett Wolforth

C

Concordia Lutheran

TX HS

HS

HS

Dallas Baptist

Garrett Wolforth recently reclassified to be in this class. He is over a year younger than Wyatt Cross.  At this point I don't have all the draft ages compiled but he will be one of the youngest players in the draft. At this point, he is the youngest true prospect in the draft. He has an absolute rocket behind the dish. Offensively, he is very raw. He is a switch hitter but he needs work. He has potential at the plate and will need to focus on it as well as continuing to improve his defense. That arm is special and if catching doesn't work out, it's possible to see him as a convert to the mound at some point.

204

Elih Marrero

C

Coral Gables

FL HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

Elih Marrero is the son of former big leaguer Eli Marrero. At 5'9", 190, he looks exactly like a catcher should look. He's a solid bodied receiver with good actions, a strong arm and quiet actions behind the plate.  The more I see of him, the more I like him.  At the plate, he has quick hands and a short, compact swing that he uses to hit balls to all fields. He looks like a well-balanced all around catching prospect.

205

Yasin Chentouf

OF

Dr. Phillips

FL HS

HS

HS

Pittsburgh

206

Shane McClanahan

LHP

Cape Coral

FL HS

HS

HS

Charleston Southern

207

Ty Buck

3B

Red Wing

MN HS

HS

HS

Iowa Western CC

Ty Buck is a huge kid. He isn't quick at 3B and I have no idea if he can play it as a pro. He has the arm for it and looking at his size, he may end up moving to a corner OF spot or even 1B in the long run but the big man can hit. He has big time power. He isn't quiet at the plate and has quite a bit of movement. Considering he's from the north, he may struggle with good pitching. He is the best prospect in Minnesota and plays for the same high school as the best prospect from MN in 2013, Ryan Boldt. He is committed to Iowa Western CC, so he should be signable but it is a pretty good program, so you never know.

208

Gabriel Gonzalez

RHP

Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada

College

J1

Southern Nevada

209

Kyri Washington

OF

Longwood

Longwood

College

JR

Longwood

210

Jacob Taylor

RHP

Pearl River

Pearl River (Miss.)

College

Pearl River (Miss.)

211

Travis Lakins

RHP

Ohio State

Ohio State

College

SO

Ohio State

212

Eduardo Estrada

2B

Litchfield

MN HS

HS

HS

Minnesota

Eduardo Estrada is a strong and stocky. Prep second baseman aren't great prospects typically but he stands out. He is a good runner, is agile and athletic and has adequate arm strength for 2B.  He could probably handle LF or 3B, maybe even SS in college but his arm would be short for the left side most likely. His bat is what really makes him impressive. He has a compact swing but it stays in the zone a long time and looks like it will generate power down the line.

213

Tyrone Perry

1B

Avon Park

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida State

Tyrone Perry is a huge dude. Last summer when I saw him compared to video I have seen of him this spring is surprising. He has gotten even bigger. I would have pegged him in the 240 range, standing 6'1" or so last summer and now, he has to be 25-30 pounds heavier in the shoulders in legs, carrying similar weight in the mid-section. This isn't a bad thing. He swings more confidently now. He has huge power. He controls the bat well and hits it to all fields. He has a fast, powerful whippy swing. The body will need to be watched but he has the upside of someone along the lines of Ryan Howard.

214

Mark Mathias

2B

Cal Poly

Cal Poly

College

JR

Cal Poly

Mark Mathias is a good example of the best of the second base prospects. He can hit. He has very good bat control and makes solid contact. He doesn't strike out much, walks occasionally and hits a few extra base hits.  He could be a 1st division starter if he reaches his ceiling but is more likely to hold down a 2B job for a lesser team and have a couple strong seasons if everything works out for him. He had shoulder surgery to start the year and DH'd his first few games back but even with the bum shoulder, he should handle 2B well defensively.

215

Mariano Rivera

RHP

Iona

Iona (NY)

College

SR

Iona (NY)

216

Travis Maezes

3B

Michigan

Michigan

College

JR

Michigan

217

D.J. Peters

OF

Western Nevada

Western Nevada

College

J1

Western Nevada

Big projection remaining. Swing works but doesn't have the impact I'd hope from a guy his size. Gap power right now but more in there. Tall, long swing. Sexson like strike zone.

218

Peter Fairbanks

C

Missouri

Missouri

College

JR

Missouri

6'5", 205 and looks the part. Delivery isn't smooth but four pitch mix of average or fringe average stuff shows promise for cold-weather arm. He could be a guy who gains command and consistency over the next couple years with experience. This was his first year as a full time starter and k rate increased. Fastball has some life.

219

Matt Withrow

RHP

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

College

JR

Texas Tech

Simple delivery, stays on line well. Fastball can hit 95 routinely, sitting 91-93 with little movement. Has a tight rotating breaking ball which could be average but is very inconsistent at present. Needs time to improve but is intriguing. Didn't see a change. Command and control are below average. Fresh arm for Texas kid which is rare. Didn't throw a lot in HS. Brother is big leaguer Chris. Most likely a reliever or back end starter if he develops a change.

220

Tyler Williams

OF

Raymond S. Kellis

AZ HS

HS

HS

Arizona State

221

Matthew Kroon

3B

Horizon

AZ HS

HS

HS

Oregon

Matt Kroon is more well known for his defense than his bat. He is a smooth fielder with a strong arm and has a shot at sticking at SS. His bat would fit better there as well. He hits the ball hard but doesn't project to hit for a lot of power. He is a guy that seems like a college guy. He's commited to Oregon.

222

Breckin Williams

RHP

Missouri

Missouri

College

SO

Missouri

Breckin Williams has a 93 MPH fastball with an above average breaking ball. He has a closer mentality and shows it entering the game and on the mound. He could be a solid middle reliever or set up man in the bigs.

223

Kale Breaux

LHP

Sulphur

LA HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

224

Jesus Gamez

RHP

Dover

OK HS

HS

HS

Seminole State

225

Todd Isaacs

OF

Palm Beach State

Palm Beach State

College

J1

Palm Beach State

Really fast player that lacks a bat. Weak hit tool and minimal power potential. Speed is a game changer thouhg.

226

Kyle Wilcox

RHP

Bryant

Bryant

College

JR

Bryant

Power bullpen arm, dsiappeaing slider.

227

Casey Hughston

LF

Alabama

Alabama

College

Alabama

228

Reese Cooley

OF

Chipola

Chipola (Fla.)

College

J1

Chipola (Fla.)

Athletic. Excellent runner with a good arm. Could play all three OF positions. He has a very fast bat and a good swing. Excellent all around talent with potential at the plate and in the field.

229

Marrick Crouse

RHP

Dana Hills

CA HS

HS

HS

San Francisco

230

C.D. Pelham

LHP

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)

College

J2

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)

Fast riser last spring went to a JuCo this year. Arm strength is there but command is erratic. Good athelte with a fresh arm should get a chance.

231

Nic Enright

RHP

Steward

VA HS

HS

HS

Virginia Tech

232

Grayson Long

RHP

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

College

JR

Texas A&M

233

Kevin Collard

OF

Rancho Buena Vista

CA HS

HS

HS

San Diego

234

Jake Kelzer

RHP

Indiana

Indiana

College

JR

Indiana

235

Ryan January

C

Swampscott

MA HS

HS

HS

Louisiana State

236

James Herget

RHP

South Florida

USF

College

JR

USF

237

Xavier Turner

3B

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

JR

Vanderbilt

Xavier Turner is an odd story. Last year during the College World Series, Xavier was suspended. He went to summer school but was still suspended from the baseball team and this January, his coach re-iterated he would not be playing. He is serving a one-year NCAA suspension. I have no idea why he is suspended other than he violated NCAA regulations, which could mean just about anything. I've asked a few people and have never received any response. But, he is still eligible to be drafted this year. He has shown occasional power, a decent bat and very good athleticism. He should have signed with the Red Sox in 2012. There are a lot of questions and not a lot of answers but he is a good athlete.

238

Jose Vizcaino

SS

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

College

JR

Santa Clara

Jose Vizcaino has a high waisted, athletic build and looks more like a 3B or even corner outfielder than a SS.  I would bet he's move to the hot corner right after he's signed, if he signs. He has a strong arm, quick release and good hands. He has been a bit under the radar for me as I have never seen a Santa Clara game, just some video. He has hit well in limited action this year and there is potential for him to be a big leaguer. His Dad was Jose Vizcaino, the 18 year big leaguer.

239

Jarrett Montgomery

RHP

Lawrence Central

IN HS

HS

HS

Florida State

240

Grant Wolfram

LHP

Hamilton

MI HS

HS

HS

Central Michigan

241

Tate Matheny

OF

Missouri State

Missouri State

College

JR

Missouri State

242

Jonathan Hughes

RHP

Flowery Branch

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia Tech

243

Tyler Neslony

OF

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

College

JR

Texas Tech

Slightly open stance with short, quick swing with some strength to it. Good bat to ball ability. I could see him producing average or better power. Hot hitter spring '14. Need to follow up in draft year.

244

Hunter Virant

LHP

UCLA

UCLA

College

JR

UCLA

245

Kenny Koplove

RHP

Duke

Duke

College

JR

Duke

sidearmer with big stuff

246

Brendon Sanger

OF

Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

College

JR

Florida Atlantic

247

Bryant Harris

OF

Luella

GA HS

HS

HS

Tennessee

248

Tanner Rainey

RHP

West Alabama

West Alabama

College

SR

West Alabama

249

Jimmy Webb

OF

Loyalsock Twp.

PA HS

HS

HS

Wake Forest

250

Austin Sexton

RHP

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

College

SO

Mississippi State

251

Eric Gutierrez

1B

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

College

JR

Texas Tech

Eric Gutierrez is a short first baseman at 5'10, 205 and physically is along the lines of someone like Anthony Rendon. Defensively he is smooth but he's short for 1B. At the plate, he's fun to watch. He's mostly a pull-oriented hitter who will occasionally hit one back up the middle but he'd do better to use the whole field. He creates average or better power from a strong swing. It doesn't have the electricity of someone who would be a star or a top of the draft player but he's a safe bet to hit. Guys like Max Ramirez make me concerned about players like Eric Gutierrez. He is also one of those odd bat right, throw left guys.

252

Matt Vierling

OF

Christian Brothers

MO HS

HS

HS

Notre Dame

253

Andrew Lee

RHP

Tennessee

Tennessee

College

JR

Tennessee

254

Andrew Moore

RHP

Oregon State

College

JR

Oregon State

255

Zach Farmer

LHP

Ohio State

Ohio State

College

SO

Ohio State

256

Taylore Cherry

RHP

North Carolina

North Carolina

College

JR

North Carolina

Huge body will be a concern. Need to watch himself. Good arm. Solid fastball. Good sink. Shows excellent change and useable curveball. Erratic command and short track record leave questions.

257

Trent Thornton

RHP

North Carolina

North Carolina

College

JR

North Carolina

258

Patrick Weigel

RHP

Houston

Oxnard (Calif.)

College

J3

Oxnard (Calif.)

Huge arm up to 97 but unrepeatable mechanics cause command issues. Will be taken for arm strength as a project.

259

Michael Hickman

C

Seven Lakes

TX HS

HS

HS

Oklahoma

Michael Hickman is another prep catcher with a well-rounded overall package.  He is quiet behind the plate receiving and has a strong arm. He will need plenty of work behind the plate and may not stick back there. He isn't fast, so he'd have to work on his defense wherever he plays, whether it's catcher, left or right field. He may even end up at 1B because he isn't fast. It all depends on reaction time and other things that will be decided and worked on well down the line if he doesn't stick behind the dish. At the plate, he has solid power potential. He could hit 20+ bombs with his power potential. He has to improve on his swing mechanics. The raw skills are there to be a very good player though. I've contemplated having him as high as the 90's and as low as the upper 200's. He is tough to get a handle on for me.

260

Eric Hanhold

RHP

Florida

Florida

College

JR

Florida

261

Brenden Spillane

3B

Wheeling

IL HS

HS

HS

Illinois

Brenden Spillane is a physical kid. He's 6'4", 210+ and has soild power projection. He hits the ball hard. He has a bit of a long swing but I don't see any red flags. He may not have a quick enough release to play 3B as a pro. He has a strong arm but has had TJ surgery. He is commited to Illinois if he goes to college.

262

Sage Diehm

LHP

Skyview

ID HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

263

Kal Simmons

SS

Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State

College

JR

Kennesaw State

Defense 1st switch hitting ss.

264

Clay Casey

OF

Northwest Mississippi

Northwest Mississippi

College

J1

Northwest Mississippi

Good power potential. Fast bat but some swing and miss. Should stick in RF. Nice late round get.

265

Michael Benson

C

Rancho Buena Vista

CA HS

HS

HS

UCLA

Michael Benson possesses solid defensive actions and arm strength as well. He has quick feet and is agile behind the dish. His defensive skills are not at as good as the top guys on this list but should be good enough for him to stick. I prefer Benson's bat to some of the guys listed ahead of him currently but the fact he isn't as smooth defensively keeps him down the list a little more. UCLA seems like they want a catcher out of this class because Benson and Herbert are both committed. It will be interesting to see the dynamics this causes, if any, come draft time.

266

Saturnino Santa Cruz

RHP

Sahuarita

AZ HS

HS

HS

Arizona

267

Kolton Mahoney

RHP

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

College

JR

Brigham Young

Impressed me with breaking balls and command in one viewing. Was a mess in the other.

268

Hector Moreta

RHP

Miami-Dade

FL HS

HS

HS

269

Reggie Pruitt

OF

Kennesaw Mountain

GA HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

270

Preston Morrison

RHP

Texas Christian

Texas Christian

College

SR

Texas Christian

271

A.J. Minter

LHP

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

College

JR

Texas A&M

272

Jason Bilous

RHP

Caravel Academy

DE HS

HS

HS

Coastal Carolina

273

Zander Wiel

2B

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

Vanderbilt

274

Jack Wynkoop

LHP

South Carolina

South Carolina

College

JR

South Carolina

275

Trevor Megill

RHP

Loyola Marymount

Loyola-Marymount

College

SR

Loyola-Marymount

Big, long limbed righty with some command issues due to his size. Has a four pitch mix with an 88-91 MPH fastball. Interesting talent.

276

Domenic DeRenzo

C

Central Catholic

PA HS

HS

HS

Oklahoma

277

Max Schrock

2B

South Carolina

South Carolina

College

JR

South Carolina

Max Schrock could is in the mix as the best hitting 2B in this class. He has great hand eye coordination but doesn't always have the best AB's. He often swings at bat pitches but when he gets a good pitch and connects, he has surprising power. Even though he doesn't always go after the best pitches, he does walk plenty. He could really improve if the switch flips on and he decides to wait on his pitch more often. Defensively, he's not great. He needs to improve or he'll be in the OF and then the bat will really have to play, as he doesn't have the speed to play CF.

278

Parker Ford

RHP

Lufkin

TX HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

279

David Berg

RHP

UCLA

UCLA

College

SR

UCLA

280

Jameson Fisher

C

Southeastern Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana

College

JR

Southeastern Louisiana

Jameson Fisher is another college backstop but he plays at SE Louisiana and I have never seen a SE Louisiana game. Not one. I'd like to see Fisher play. He has good stats, excellent K/BB rates and some speed.  He also had a solid year on the cape but I have yet to track any video of him down. I may be low on him. I'm not sure. I lack what I need to give him a full assessment. Along with that, he is out with torn labrum, so, there's that.

281

Hogan Harris

LHP

St. Thomas More

LA HS

HS

HS

Louisiana-Lafayette

282

Logan (LT) Tolbert

SS

IMG Academy

SC HS

HS

HS

South Carolina

283

Brendon Davis

SS

Lakewood

CA HS

HS

HS

Cal State Fullerton

Brendon Davis is 6"4 and 170 pounds. He is the definition of projectable. He looks like his legs are about 2/3 of his height (slightly exaggerating).  He looks like a basketball player in his length and thin, athletic build. He has a big arm and can throw in the low 90's and is could potentially play short stop to start his career but if he fills out, he'll be a 3B. He isn't fast and doesn't have the quickness I expect from a SS and his long legs don't make getting to grounders easy. He may even end up in the OF.  At the plate, he gets good extension and loft and could be an excellent hitter but again, it's projection. He has long levers so he could have swing and miss until he gets his swing under control, if he does. He is going to Cal State Fullerton if he doesn't sign and it's possible he pitches if he gets to campus as well.

284

Ryan Perez

RHP

Judson

Judson

College

JR

Judson

285

David Craan

OF

Whitney Young

IL HS

HS

HS

Illinois

286

Adam Wolf

LHP

Edison

OH HS

HS

HS

Louisville

287

Zack Erwin

LHP

Clemson

Clemson

College

JR

Clemson

pitchability lefty

288

Jacob Cronenworth

RHP

Michigan

Michigan

College

JR

Michigan

289

Jaylin Davis

OF

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

College

JR

Appalachian State

290

Chris Oakley

RHP

Florence-Darlington (S.C.)

Florence-Darlington (S.C.)

College

J2

Florence-Darlington (S.C.)

291

Jio Orozco

RHP

Salpointe Catholic

AZ HS

HS

HS

Arizona

292

Ronnie Healy

C

Broward CC

Broward CC

College

J2

Broward CC

Good two way talent. Level swing with power potential. Can get up to mid 90's on the mound as well.

293

Chase Mullins

LHP

Shelton State (Ala.)

Kentucky

College

J3

Kentucky

Coming off of Tommy John. Arm up to 95 when healthy. Has barely pitched since HS. Will need time but could be a lotto ticket.

294

Lucas Wakamatsu

SS

Keller

TX HS

HS

HS

Rice

I don't like the bat at all.

295

Bubba Derby

RHP

San Diego State

San Diego State

College

JR

San Diego State

296

Parker Kelly

C

Westview

OR HS

HS

HS

Oregon

297

Koda Glover

RHP

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

College

JR

Oklahoma State

298

Vahn Bozoian

OF

Concordia-Irvine

Concordia-Irvine

College

JR

Concordia-Irvine

299

Jared Foster

OF

Louisiana State

Louisiana State

College

SR

Louisiana State

One of the best athletes in the draft but was a train wreck at 2B. He's a good OF with a strong bat. It's late in the game here but I should have him higher than this. He could go as early as the 3rd round.

300

Jarret DeHart

OF

Howard (Texas)

Howard (Texas)

College

J2

Howard (Texas)

301

Kyle Martin

1B

South Carolina

South Carolina

College

SR

South Carolina

Kyle Martin is a one tool future org player. He has impressive power and is a mistake hitter. He should be able to continue to do that in pro ball similarly to a player like Kyle Roller. While not a strong asset, org guys carry value too.

302

Tyler Krieger

SS

Clemson

Clemson

College

JR

Clemson

Has some range at SS. Solid arm. Should be able to play there for a while before he fills out. Maybe can stay there long term. Potential at the plate. Want to see more as a junior.

303

Robert Tasin

RHP

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

College

JR

Oklahoma

low slot reliever type. Good movement. Late round senior sign.

304

Tekwaan Whyte

SS

Stephenson

GA HS

HS

HS

Chipola College

305

Nico Hoerner

2B

Head-Royce

CA HS

HS

HS

Stanford

Nico Hoerner is a solid all-around middle infielder. He is likely a 2B down the line as he doesn't have a big arm and that will likely keep him off SS past the low minors/college. He is commited to Stanford so he will be a tough sign. His bat fits Stanford as well. He has a hard contact oriented swing that is way more likely to hit a line drive or a grounder than out of the park.

306

Nick Lee

RHP

South Beauregard

LA HS

HS

HS

Louisiana-Lafayette

307

Kort Peterson

OF

UCLA

UCLA

College

SO

UCLA

308

Daniel Pinero

SS

Virginia

Virginia

College

SO

Virginia

Daniel Pinero looks impressive. He's 6'5", long and lean. He looks like he is in the mold of ARod or Manny Machado but as a freshman, he was very raw. He took good at bats but lacked any strength at the plate. He is from Canada and played like someone who is from Canada. I have yet to see him as a Sophomore but the numbers show power development along with continued plate discipline. The fielding numbers are down. I wish I knew more because he is an intriguing player. He is a draft eligible sophomore and could use this season to leverage a better bonus or return for his junior season next year.

309

Tucker Simpson

RHP

Chipola

Chipola

College

J2

Chipola

310

Devon Roedahl

RHP

West Brook

TX HS

HS

HS

TCU

311

Daniel Little

2B

Lexington Catholic

KY HS

HS

HS

Louisville

Daniel Little is a smooth player. It's a shame he doesn't have a stronger arm or he could be a solid SS but he'll have to play on the right side due to the lack of arm strength. At the plate, he has a simple swing from both sides and is line drive oriented. He's quick enough to be an impact on the bases as well. He is a solid all around prospect who is commited to Louisville if he doesn't sign.

312

A.J. Murray

1B

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

College

SR

Georgia Tech

A.J. Murray was an excellent prospect out of high school. He was athletic and had good receiving skills. I expected him to continue catching but he has only done so occasionally at Georgia Tech. I assume he will mostly be used at 1B going forward in pro ball. The bat will have to play at a high level to be a solid regular in pro ball but if the bat continues to play the way it has most of the last two years, it could happen. He has power to all fields and hits the ball from pole to pole with authority. He has plenty of swing and miss as well but he's a good pick in the 4th-7th round. If you read the catcher section, he reminds me of what Michael Hickman may become.

313

Lamonte Wade

OF

Maryland

Maryland

College

SR

Maryland

Skinny, slap hitting approach. Minimal gap power. Can run enough to cover ground in LF.

314

Clate Schmidt

RHP

Clemson

Clemson

College

JR

Clemson

Athletic player. Good sink to fastball. Tight spin on breaking ball but not consistent break. Command is inconsistent. Fairly high effort with a head whack during delivery. Velocity up to 93 this year, up from what I saw last year.

315

Nick Madrigal

SS

Elk Grove

CA HS

HS

HS

Oregon State

316

Austin Rubick

RHP

Buena

CA HS

HS

HS

Arizona

Easy delivery, up to 94.

317

Kevin Kramer

SS

UCLA

UCLA

College

SR

UCLA

Kevin Kramer gets lost in the shuffle of the college short stops this year. He isn't a prototypical pro short stop and will likely be a 2B if he becomes a regular but he could be an excellent future utility infielder. He had a shoulder injury last season but has recovered and hit well as a redshirt junior. He may be a candidate to go back for his senior year though, so signing isn't guaranteed if he is taken in the draft.

318

Ethan Skender

SS

Metamora

IL HS

HS

HS

Kansas State

319

Casey Schroeder

C

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

College

JR

Coastal Carolina

320

Greyson Jenista

1B

De Soto

KS HS

HS

HS

Wichita State

Huge dude. Agile and quick for his size. Soft hands. Plus defender at 1B. Good arm. Quick bat. Should be an excellent two way guy at Wichita State. Odd short arm delivery but a quality d1 arm.

321

Keaton Haack

RHP

Alabama

Alabama

College

JR

Alabama

Good projection. Solid 3 pitch mix. Good fade on breaking ball, good 12-6 curve

322

Drake Owenby

LHP

Tennessee

Tennessee

College

JR

Tennessee

323

C.J. Saylor

C

San Diego State

San Diego State

College

JR

San Diego State

C.J. Saylor was known for his strong defense out of high school and little has changed. He has had some injury issues at San Diego State and redshirted his freshman year. He only played in 14 games last season, so there is minimal collegiate track record. While he has plenty of college eligibility remaining to improve his skills, college isn't a good place to hone his catching skills other than getting reps. They typically don't call games and are told what to do from the dugout instead of quarterbacking the team on the field by themselves. He did get 102 AB's this summer in the Northwoods league but he needs to have a good season to get any semblance of a good draft position.

324

Jordan Hicks

RHP

Cypress Creek

TX HS

HS

HS

Tulane

325

Cody Morris

RHP

Reservoir

MD HS

HS

HS

South Carolina

326

A.J. Simcox

SS

Tennessee

Tennessee

College

JR

Tennessee

327

Max Wotell

LHP

Marvin Ridge

NC HS

HS

HS

Arizona

328

Tyler Ivey

RHP

Rockwall Heath

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas A&M

329

Jesse Wilkening

C

Hanover Central

IN HS

HS

HS

Nebraska

330

Ryley Gilliam

RHP

Kennesaw Mountain

GA HS

HS

HS

Clemson

331

Riley Thompson

RHP

Christian Academy

KY HS

HS

HS

Louisville

332

Dalton Sawyer

LHP

Minnesota

Minnesota

College

JR

Minnesota

333

Philip Pfeifer

LHP

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

College

SR

Vanderbilt

334

Brandon Bonilla

LHP

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

College

SR

Grand Canyon

Big arm up to 97 from Bobby's son.

335

Ryan Kellogg

LHP

Arizona State

Arizona State

College

JR

Arizona State

336

Ryan Feltner

RHP

Walsh Jesuit

OH HS

HS

HS

Ohio State

337

Zach Zehner

OF

Cal Poly

Cal Poly

College

5S

Cal Poly

338

Nick Dalesandro

C

Joliet Catholic Academy

IL HS

HS

HS

Purdue

339

Matt Gonzalez

SS

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

College

JR

Georgia Tech

Playing better this year than he ever has.

340

Blake Allemand

2B

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

College

SR

Texas A&M

341

Ramon Alejo

SS

Boone

FL HS

HS

HS

Mississippi

342

Curtis Terry

1B

GA HS

HS

HS

Georgia State

Curtis Terry takes a big aggressive hack. He isn't the most athletic guy and doesn't have a great arm, so he's really gotta hit. He has very good bat speed and with his strength, the power to play at 1B or LF could be there.

343

Dalton Dulin

2B

Northwest Mississippi

Northwest Mississippi

College

J2

Northwest Mississippi

Dalton Dulin is a grinder. He doesn't have a ton of tools but he plays hard and has a lot of what you want in a player. He may only be an org guy or he may just continue playing college ball but he's a good org guy type, at least.

344

Sean McLaughlin

RHP

Georgia

Georgia

College

JR

Georgia

345

Bobby Melley

1B

Connecticut

Connecticut

College

JR

Connecticut

Big strong lefty with some pop. Not sure how he does against top competition but the potential is there to be in the same mix as Shaw.

346

Brandon Waddell

LHP

Virginia

Virginia

College

JR

Virginia

347

Andrew Sopko

RHP

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

College

JR

Gonzaga

348

Ethan Small

LHP

Lexington

TN HS

HS

HS

Mississippi State

349

Scott Heineman

OF

Oregon

Oregon

College

SR

Oregon

Solid athlete can play all over the field. Having a horrible junior year.

350

Austin Russ

1B

CA HS

HS

HS

Southern California

Austin Russ is around 6'3", 200 and looks like a middle of the order bat at the plate. He has a lot of movement in his swing and is a bat only player. He isn't fast, so he is solely a 1B and doesn't have a big arm to be an asset, either but his bat shows promise. The movement in his swing could cause all kinds of problems against good pitching but I've seen him square up the ball enough to put him on this list. He has a lot to prove but he's a guy I want to follow.

351

Kyle Datres

SS

PA HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

Kyle Datres is a better athlete than he is baseball player. He's a solid short stop and a good pitcher. He is committed to North Carolina and is likely on his way there to pitch and hit to see where he profiles best going forward but if a team sees him hit well or break off a plus breaking ball, which he probably has in him and hit 90, they may gamble on the athletecism and pay him.

352

Ryley MacEachern

RHP

Stony Brook

Stony Brook

College

SO

Stony Brook

353

Stephen Kolek

RHP

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas A&M

354

Mitchell Gunsolus

3B

Gonzaga

College

SR

Gonzaga

355

Curt Britt

RHP

South Carolina

College

JR

South Carolina

356

Jonathan Engelmann

OF

CA HS

HS

HS

Michigan

357

Francis Christy

C

Palomar (Calif.)

Central Arizona CC

College

J2

Central Arizona CC

lh hitting, good oppo power, nice approach. Good approach. Good opposite field power. Heavy feet. Not sure he can catch.

358

R.J. Ybarra

C

Arizona State

Arizona State

College

JR

Arizona State

Likely a future DH. Bat is strong and will need to carry him.

359

Tristan Metten

SS

TX HS

HS

HS

Texas A&M

360

Adam Choplick

LHP

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

College

R-JR

Oklahoma

Huge. Massive. If he were my teammate, I'd call him "Pork". Two time TJS guy. Low 90s fastball with glove side run on occasion. Both change and slider are below avg but flash average.

361

Willie Schwanke

3B

Grayson

College

J3

Grayson

Smooth swing. Bounced around defensively at Arkansas before transfering. Bat is good but not good enough to be a 1B.

362

Connor Heady

SS

Kentucky

College

SO

Kentucky

Underperforming college 2B/ss.

363

Noah Burkholder

RHP

IN HS

HS

HS

Louisville

364

Kacy Clemens

RHP

Texas

College

SO

Texas

coming off TJ. DES??

365

Daniel Sweet

OF

Dallas Baptist

Dallas Baptist

College

J3

Dallas Baptist

366

Kevin McCanna

RHP

Rice

Rice

College

JR

Rice

367

Cam Gibson

OF

Michigan State

Michigan State

College

J3

Michigan State

368

Maddux Conger

RHP

Stephenville

TX HS

HS

HS

Vanderbilt

369

Andrew Dunlap

RHP

Rice

College

SO

Rice

370

John Clay Reeves

C

Rice

Rice

College

SR

Rice

371

Dylan LaVelle

3B

Everett (Wash.)

College

J3

Everett (Wash.)

372

Tyler Stubblefield

LHP

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

College

JR

Texas A&M

373

Seamus Curran

1B

Agawam

MA HS

HS

HS

Rhode Island

Could be an impact bat at Rhode Island. Big and awkward in the field but the bat could be an impact bat. Will need to hit to do much.

374

Jeff Hendrix

OF

Oregon State

Oregon State

College

JR

Oregon State

375

Johnny Sewald

OF

Arizona State

Arizona State

College

Arizona State

376

Will Haynie

C

Alabama

College

SO

Alabama

377

Jose Cuas

3B

Maryland

Maryland

College

JR

Maryland

378

Tyler France

3B

San Diego State

San Diego State

College

JR

San Diego State

379

Dalton Kelly

1B

College

JR

UC Santa Barbara

Very short track record but looks like a guy who could have a Frank Catalonotto type career with potential for more.

380

Drew Jackson

SS

Stanford

Stanford

College

JR

Stanford

Drew Jackson has all the tools to be a top two round guy but he hasn't shown any ability to turn the tools into skills. He hasn't hit at all in three years at Stanford or two years on the Cape. He will be a late round guy who will be turned over to player development to try to make something of him or a guy who will return to Stanford for his senior year.

381

Jacob Waguespack

RHP

Mississippi

College

JR

Mississippi

382

Nolan Long

RHP

Wagner

Wagner

College

Wagner

383

David Fletcher

SS

Loyola Marymount

Loyola Marymount

College

SO

Loyola Marymount

David Fletcher is a defense first college defender. He would be more highly regarded if not for the depth in this years draft in college SS. He has hit well as freshman and improved offensively this year as a draft eligible sophomore. He is an interesting guy and could go early this year or slide depending on if there is a feeling that he will sign or return to school.

384

Hunter Bowling

LHP

American Heritage

FL HS

HS

HS

Florida

385

Jagger Rusconi

2B

West Ranch

CA HS

HS

HS

Southern California

386

Jordan Holloman Scott

2B

GA HS

HS

HS

West Virginia

Jordan Holloman Scott is a very good athlete. The ball jumps off his bat. He isn't a great hitter but when he runs into one, he'll get extra bases, so he's not just a slap hitter. He has excellent speed and a good arm. His bat could improve with time and work as well. He's a good player development project, or he can go to West Virginia and see what happens in three years there.

387

Jacob Schlesener

LHP

MO HS

HS

HS

Logan Rogersville

388

Evans Bozeman

1B

FL HS

HS

HS

East Carolina

389

Willie Calhoun

2B

Yavapai

Arizona

College

5S

Arizona

390

Timmy Robinson

OF

Southern California

College

JR

Southern California

391

Cobie Vance

2B

Alabama

HS

HS

Alabama

Cobie Vance is a short stocky dude. He reminds me of one of the guys I have missed the most on, Josh Tobias. I was convinced he was a 1st round type of talent with 20-20 potential.  I thought he'd be a more powerful, less fast version of Delino Deshields, jr. I was way off. He has been mediocre at Florida, at best and Vance makes that red flag pop up in my head. Vance swings uphill which I don't like but he has some pop and a strong enough arm he could play 3B.  The best case scenario for him is late career Juan Uribe. He's committed to Alabama.

392

Brendan Illies

RHP

Puyallup

WA HS

HS

HS

North Carolina

393

Xavier LeGrant

SS

Philip O'Berry

NC HS

HS

HS

North Carolina State

394

Bernardo Bonifacio

OF

College

J2

Northwest Florida State

395

Chad Luensmann

RHP

PA HS

HS

HS

Nebraska

396

Trent Johnson

RHP

IL HS

HS

HS

Arizona

397

Hunter Haley

OF

Oklahoma

College

JR

Oklahoma

Good extension on his swing. Not big power but hits the ball hard. Instinctive runner. Speed plays up on bases.

398

M.T. Minacci

SS

College

J2

Chipola (Fla.)

Good bat. Good arm. Solid two way guy.

399

Chris Chinea

C

LSU

Louisiana State

College

JR

Louisiana State

Bat first catcher. May have to move to 1B/3B if he can't refine his D.

400

Jason Sierra

OF

Chipola (Fla.)

College

J2

Chipola (Fla.)

Solid contact ability. Has shown power. I liked him out of high school so I'm still a fan. Not great this year at Chipola.