2015 MLB Draft Board: High school third basemen
Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Condordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas: Hits right, son of former major leaguer Charlie Hayes, Tennessee commit but will go early enough to pass college. Line drive hitter hasn’t fully tapped power but that may come, should stick at third base with arm strength and polish. Target Territory: Late first round/comp round.
Tyler Nevin, 3B, Poway HS, California: Hits right, son of former major leaguer Phil Nevin, UCLA commit, has natural tools for third base including raw power, arm strength, general defensive ability/mobility, career a little behind schedule due to Tommy John surgery in 2013, could still go early enough to pass on college. Target Territory: Second round.
Trey Cabbage, 3B, Grainger HS, Blain, Tennessee: Hits left, University of Tennessee commit, line drive hitter with strength should develop more power,tools fit well at third base, many see him as a sleeper, enough that he really isn’t a sleeper anymore and stock has been rising. Target Territory: Third round.
Ryan Karstetter, 3B, IMG Academy: Hits right, University of Virginia commit, originally from Pennsylvania, well-built at 6-4, 200, classic third base tools with power potential, arm strength, good glove work, solid all-around with few weaknesses. Target Territory: Third round.
Travis Blankenhorn, 3B, Pottsville Area HS, Pennsylvania: Hits left, University of Kentucky commit, tools solid across the board, line drive bat with some power potential, athletic, good glove. Target Territory: Third round; much lower than this would present signability issue.
Ryan Mountcastle, 3B-OF, Hagerty HS, Winter Springs, Florida: Hits right, Central Florida commit, strong offensive track record with speed, physical projectability at 6-4, 180, currently a shortstop but projected as third baseman or outfielder. Draft status depends on how much power you project, TT: Third round.
Austin Riley, 3B, DeSoto Central HS, Southhaven, Mississippi: Hits right, Mississippi State commit,also a prospect as a pitcher but status is higher as a hitter due to excellent power potential. Some question if he can stay at third base due to 6-3, 230 build. Target Territory: Fourth round, might be a signability risk lower than that.
Matt Kroon, 3B, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Arizona: Hits right, son of former major league pitcher Marc Kroon, good tools across board including power projection, defensive mobility, arm strength. Stock might go higher with three years of college development. Target Territory: Fourth round.
Julian Infante, 3B, Westminster Christian School, Miami, Florida: Hits right, Vanderbilt commit with big signability concerns, has power and arm strength for third base but still somewhat raw as a hitter. Target Territory: Fifth round on merits, but that probably won't be high enough to sway from college. Like Kroon, stock could be higher in three years.
Brendon Davis, 3B, Lakewood HS, Lakewood, California: Hits right, Cal State Fullerton commit, good glove, solid hitter but hasn't filled out 6-4, 170 pound frame yet. Another one who might be better off with college development. TT: Sixth round.