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Update on 2016 MLB Draft prospects in 2015 Cape Cod League

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How has the college talent playing in the Cape fared in the first two weeks of play?

Arizona State shortstop Colby Woodmansee
Arizona State shortstop Colby Woodmansee
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I want to thank everyone for your suggestions. I will try to implement as many as I can, including the request to cover Cape Cod League play. I will be doing this every week through the Cape season, which ends in August.

Here's how the standings currently sit, including runs scored, runs allowed, and run differential:

Team W L T RS RA Diff
East Division
Orleans Firebirds 10 3 0 53 30 23
Harwich Mariners 8 5 1 56 46 10
Chatham Anglers 8 5 0 37 38 -1
Brewster Whitecaps 6 8 0 54 60 -6
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 6 8 0 44 56 -12
West Division
Hyannis Harbor Hawks 9 6 0 57 43 14
Wareham Gatemen 7 8 0 70 48 22
Bourne Braves 6 7 1 40 42 -2
Falmouth Commodores 6 9 0 40 54 -14
Cotuit Kettleers 4 11 0 35 69 -34

The Orleans Firebirds and the Harwich Mariners are the current cream of the East division crop, while the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and the Wareham Gatemen lead the pack in the West division. Let's focus on the Firebirds, and look at who they are relying on the most.

Orleans Firebirds
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Lewis, K ORL 45
.333 .364 .619 .983 160 9.46
Dalbec, B ORL 34
.310 .412 .724 1.136 184 8.27
Brigman, B ORL 31
.385 .414 .577 .991 161 6.11
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Jordan, M ORL 3 15.0 0.00 Inf 0.60 10.2 4.3
Burnes, C ORL 3 12.0 3.00 98 1.08 6.8 1.5
Cedotal, K ORL 3 10.0 0.90 326 0.80 8.1 3.0
Lauer, E ORL 2 10.0 1.80 163 1.00 8.1 1.8
Serrano, K ORL 2 10.0 2.70 109 0.80 9.9 5.5
Ravert, J ORL 2 9.0 3.00 98 1.22 9.0 2.3
Ryan, J ORL 5 8.0 1.13 259 0.88 13.5 4.0

You can see why the Firebirds have given up the fewest runs in the Cape Cod to date. And with the College World Series over, they'll be adding Vandy's John Kilichowski to the mix. Eric Lauer and Kyle Serrano are well known from their prep days, and both could easily be drafted in the first round next June. But I'd like to focus on lesser-known Mitchell Jordan, the 6'2"/205 righty from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

Jordan was named the Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week for the first week of the Cape. He began his career at Stetson with a 5.64 ERA, 6.55 K/9, 2.6 K/BB over 68.2 innings in his freshman year. Not great, but respectable for a freshman. He did much better last summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Pitching for the Ocean State Waves, he had a 2.20 ERA, 7.44 K/9, and an impressive 9.0 K/BB ratio over 32.2 innings. He continued to take a step forward this past spring, with a 3.28 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 3.9 K/BB over twelve starts and 71.1 innings. And so far this summer, he's thrown fifteen straight scoreless innings in the Cape. He's got a nice, compact delivery that plays up his velocity, with a curve that has some potential.

On the offensive side, they've been buoyed by three big bats: Kyle Lewis, Bobby Dalbec, and Bryson Brigman. Soon to join them are Virginia's Daniel Pinero and Vandy's Bryan Reynolds. Pinero will be competing with Arizona State's Colby Woodmansee for time at shortstop, and Woodmansee has made the best of his early arrival to make it a tough competition, hitting .348 in his first seven games. But I want to focus on unheralded Kyle Lewis, the 6'4"/205 outfielder from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Lewis was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Week for the first week of the Cape. Prior to Mercer, he was a two-sport star in high school, playing basketball as well as baseball. However, it wasn't until his senior season that he started taking baseball more seriously, joining a travel team for the first time. He gave up basketball to focus on baseball when he entered Mercer, and has taken huge strides in his first two seasons.

His freshman year, he hit .281/.340/.382 before tearing up summer ball with the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League. There, he hit .342/.425/.533 in 152 AB with the wood bat before going 2/6 with two walks, two runs, and one run batted in during a brief trial with the Cape Cod's Cotuit Kettleers.

That set him up for a breakout sophomore campaign were he hit .367/.423/.677 with 17 home runs in 226 at bats. He will still be twenty at the time of next year's draft, and has played center field in college thanks to a 6.5 60-yard dash. But the it's the bat that will get him drafted, and could set him up to be the highest-drafted player from Mercer ever, surpassing the Expos 1973 second-rounder (32nd overall) Pat Creech.

So far in the Cape this year, he's blistered the ball, with a .983 OPS and 160 OPS+ that's helped him create the most runs on the Firebirds. He seems to love to hit with a wooden bat. He will definitely need to quiet up the swing in pro ball, but he has quick hands and an uppercut swing that will give him power at any level.

Here are the top performers over the first two weeks for each of remaining 9 teams:

Bourne Braves
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Boldt, R BOU 60 .291 .350 .364 .714 116 7.00
Humphreys, R BOU 56 .244 .370 .400 .770 125 6.45
Solak, N BOU 31 .346 .400 .462 .862 140 4.97
Bourne Braves
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Ravel, A BOU 2 9.2 0.93 315 1.14 7.4 8.0
Rogers, J BOU 2 9.2 0.93 315 1.03 8.4 3.0
Baker, B BOU 4 8.2 2.08 141 0.69 8.3 8.0
Jensen-Clagg, N BOU 2 8.1 0.00 Inf 0.48 17.3 4.0
Brewster Whitecaps
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Senzel, N BRE 55 .333 .382 .529 .911 148 10.31
Handley, T BRE 39 .344 .462 .531 .993 161 7.61
Tenerowicz, R BRE 35 .345 .429 .586 1.015 165 7.21
Brewster Whitecaps
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Busfield, J BRE 2 11.0 4.09 72 1.27 4.1 Inf
Ryan, Z BRE 3 11.0 2.46 119 1.09 5.7 3.5
Butler, H BRE 4 9.2 2.79 105 1.14 12.1 2.6
Chatham Anglers
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Short, Z CHA 41 .250 .325 .528 .853 138 6.18
Brooks, T CHA 49 .333 .413 .359 .772 125 5.73
Craig, W CHA 46 .286 .457 .314 .771 125 4.75
Chatham Anglers
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Dunshee, P CHA 2 11.0 1.64 179 0.64 4.9 Inf
Zeuch, T CHA 2 10.2 0.00 Inf 1.31 6.8 4.0
Teaney, J CHA 3 6.0 1.50 195 1.17 13.5 4.5
Cotuit Kettleers
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Paez, M COT 46 .375 .565 .438 1.003 163 7.49
Stephens, B COT 26 .348 .423 .522 .945 153 4.80
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Brown, D COT 3 11.0 0.00 Inf 1.09 9.0 2.2
Milburn, M COT 2 11.0 2.46 119 0.82 6.5 Inf
Woodcock, J COT 2 8.2 1.04 282 0.69 9.3 9.0
Falmouth Commodores
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Quinn, H FAL 50 .326 .400 .442 .842 137 7.02
Gray, T FAL 37 .300 .405 .400 .805 131 5.00
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Tribby, A FAL 4 17.0 1.59 184 1.24 4.2 1.0
Phillips, A FAL 3 13.1 0.68 431 0.75 8.8 4.3
Montes de Oca, B FAL 3 11.1 1.59 184 1.06 10.3 1.9
Harwich Mariners
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Biggio, C HAR 50 .333 .480 .462 .942 153 8.64
Pate, A HAR 39 .303 .395 .455 .850 138 5.92
Walker, N HAR 56 .244 .357 .378 .735 119 5.89
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Bramblett, G HAR 3 17.0 1.06 276 1.18 6.9 2.6
Williams, H HAR 3 11.1 1.59 184 0.97 7.1 4.5
ODonnell, J HAR 2 10.0 0.90 326 0.90 6.3 2.3
Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Noll, J HYA 38 .389 .421 .528 .949 154 8.00
Tiberi, B HYA 26 .520 .538 .520 1.058 172 7.00
Shelby, J HYA 53 .313 .377 .396 .773 125 6.94
Robinson, E HYA 46 .325 .378 .400 .778 126 6.18
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Smeltzer, D HYA 2 14.2 1.23 238 0.55 8.0 13.0
Deeg, N HYA 3 14.0 0.00 Inf 1.42 7.1 7.5
Hudson, D HYA 4 14.0 1.93 152 0.50 9.6 15.0
Wareham Gatemen
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Jabs, J WAR 65 .275 .422 .431 .853 138 8.43
MacKinnon, D WAR 51 .362 .412 .426 .838 136 8.24
Knizner, A WAR 34 .310 .412 .448 .860 140 5.12
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Clark, B WAR 3 16.0 0.56 523 0.94 6.2 2.2
Hamilton, I WAR 5 13.0 1.39 211 1.08 6.2 2.3
Houston, Z WAR 3 11.0 1.64 179 0.55 12.3 3.8
Williamson, R WAR 3 9.0 2.00 147 1.78 12.0 2.4
Jefferies, D WAR 2 8.0 1.13 259 0.75 9.0 8.0
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
Player Team PA AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ RC
Walton, D YD 50 .333 .360 .354 .714 116 5.90
Donadio, M YD 54 .255 .352 .362 .714 116 5.56
Edman, T YD 43 .278 .366 .417 .783 127 5.25
Player Team G IP ERA ERA+ WHIP K/9 K/BB
Thomas, R YD 2 11.2 0.77 381 0.77 10.0 4.3