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2017 NCAA Division I Senior Statistical Sleepers: The Bats

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Curious what senior bats your team may be looking to sign cheap? Look here!

Ever since the new draft bonus pools were put in place for the MLB Draft, teams have used rounds 6-10 to draft and sign college baseball seniors for cheap, and use the savings on earlier (or later) draft picks.

Some seniors are guys that teams have known about since high school; players who perhaps struggled over their first three years and put it together as seniors, or players who still haven’t put their high school promise together. And sometimes, teams just look for seniors who have outperformed their peers, regardless of the type of tools they have.

And for all of you fellow shadow drafters, I hope this helps!

These seniors are ranked by what is called SS v2, or Secret Sauce version two. Using some basic statistics, I try to determine which hitters could successfully transition to pro ball. There are other stats on this table, so feel free to copy/paste into excel and play around a bit. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

Without further ado, here is a list of senior statistical senior bats.

Senior Hitters.csv

Player Team POS AB HR BB SO NSB AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO*BB/K SS v2
Player Team POS AB HR BB SO NSB AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO*BB/K SS v2
Daniel Barnett Grambling 1B 185 6 38 17 8 .319 .441 .497 .938 .398 5.46
Adam McGinnis Western Illinois C 166 6 28 13 3 .355 .471 .566 1.037 .454 5.32
Ben Fisher Eastern Kentucky 1B 223 25 38 35 0 .363 .455 .762 1.217 .433 4.87
Dallas Carroll Utah 3B 191 7 33 19 8 .366 .462 .581 1.043 .373 4.65
Jack Zoellner New Mexico 1B 193 12 37 26 4 .368 .470 .663 1.133 .420 4.63
Toby Handley Stony Brook CF 196 5 45 31 15 .342 .466 .587 1.053 .356 4.50
Dan Holst Southeast Missouri State CF 208 10 49 39 10 .375 .509 .601 1.110 .284 4.15
Ryan Hagan Mercer SS 223 9 41 28 21 .296 .411 .475 .886 .262 3.80
Ryder Miconi William & Mary 2B 192 9 34 19 2 .318 .433 .531 .964 .381 3.76
Jose Garcia UT Rio Grande Valley LF 183 7 42 25 1 .317 .453 .519 .972 .339 3.44
Zach Reks Kentucky LF 216 3 37 20 11 .356 .466 .486 .952 .241 3.42
Cole Fabio Bryant 2B 204 2 43 18 14 .275 .406 .387 .793 .268 3.24
Bryson Bowman Western Carolina RF 218 11 37 31 5 .381 .470 .619 1.089 .284 3.14
Bobby Campbell George Washington 3B 220 8 26 14 2 .355 .423 .532 .955 .329 2.92
Casey Baker Stony Brook 1B 189 4 33 17 13 .302 .404 .439 .843 .266 2.73
Drew LaBounty South Alabama SS 172 4 45 28 6 .314 .461 .477 .938 .262 2.71
Hunter Mercado-Hood San Diego RF 220 9 28 20 4 .314 .404 .536 .940 .311 2.63
Kramer Robertson LSU SS 230 7 33 23 4 .309 .417 .487 .904 .255 2.53
Alex Borglin Central Michigan SS 228 1 39 20 6 .298 .419 .417 .836 .232 2.49
Joe Schrimpf Arkansas State 2B 175 6 33 25 1 .343 .473 .531 1.004 .248 2.47
Matt Smith Western Carolina CF 211 5 36 25 12 .299 .418 .445 .863 .210 2.45
Josh Rojas Hawaii 3B 163 5 27 18 5 .288 .400 .534 .934 .369 2.44
Chris Carrier Memphis RF 202 16 29 38 7 .332 .439 .649 1.088 .242 2.09
Zach Sterry Oakland 1B 185 13 30 32 6 .346 .441 .643 1.084 .278 2.02
Hunter Hargrove Texas Tech 1B 228 5 28 22 5 .342 .424 .539 .963 .251 1.80
Will Schneider Morehead State RF 233 11 36 38 1 .386 .484 .622 1.106 .224 1.73
Jordan Glover Delaware LF 174 10 23 31 20 .339 .424 .592 1.016 .188 1.72
Kacy Clemens Texas 1B 192 11 37 38 9 .313 .428 .557 .985 .238 1.71
Logan Farrar VCU CF 221 8 26 22 0 .357 .444 .538 .982 .214 1.68
David Metzgar CSU Bakersfield 2B 206 0 24 14 13 .374 .428 .471 .899 .166 1.62
Derrick Mount Southeastern Louisiana 1B 182 5 22 16 6 .302 .389 .451 .840 .205 1.61
Carson Crites Southeastern Louisiana 2B 219 14 28 35 12 .301 .390 .571 .961 .216 1.56
Carter Grote Furman LF 234 8 27 27 2 .346 .433 .560 .993 .214 1.55
Tyler Lynn North Carolina LF 167 6 27 19 1 .299 .410 .479 .889 .256 1.53
Christ Conley Canisius C 157 3 34 25 -1 .299 .468 .420 .888 .165 1.53
Austin Langham Florida Atlantic 3B 205 5 36 26 2 .337 .448 .468 .916 .181 1.47
Cole Freeman LSU 2B 218 2 22 17 11 .339 .441 .427 .868 .114 1.47
Tyler Jones Air Force OF 170 14 29 38 1 .359 .471 .706 1.177 .265 1.43
Nick Rivera Florida Gulf Coast 1B 206 16 52 53 -1 .301 .445 .583 1.028 .277 1.42
Pat McInerney Illinois 1B 194 15 33 40 7 .309 .416 .593 1.009 .234 1.38
Danny Sullivan Gardner-Webb RF 194 17 31 37 -1 .325 .426 .639 1.065 .263 1.37
Adam Bauer Murray State LF 208 5 45 40 10 .313 .433 .471 .904 .178 1.34
Danny Collier New Mexico OF 192 3 31 22 5 .328 .417 .479 .896 .213 1.33
Ben Spitznagel UNC Greensboro RF 187 1 26 16 6 .358 .439 .465 .904 .174 1.31
Cole Hallum Campbell OF 184 10 32 42 0 .283 .436 .543 .979 .198 1.23
Dylan Burdeaux Southern Miss 1B 269 11 29 41 17 .364 .435 .572 1.007 .147 1.23
Jackson Boyce Fort Wayne SS 192 4 40 40 16 .318 .441 .479 .920 .161 1.23
Cornelius Copeland Jackson State 2B 185 0 27 29 15 .330 .468 .443 .911 .105 1.22
Bronson Larsen BYU C 177 12 35 37 1 .345 .450 .610 1.060 .251 1.21
Bradley Haslam Air Force 3B 213 10 21 24 4 .380 .440 .620 1.060 .210 1.20
Cayce Bredlau Austin Peay LF 178 9 34 33 2 .287 .407 .551 .958 .272 1.17
Charlie Yorgen East Carolina 2B 225 5 28 28 8 .347 .439 .493 .932 .146 1.17
Danny Sheehan San Diego State SS 226 6 27 30 7 .350 .440 .504 .944 .139 1.16
Ryan Blanton Georgia State CF 205 8 39 37 6 .302 .415 .493 .908 .201 1.09
Zach Racusin Georgetown LF 225 1 19 10 7 .342 .409 .409 .818 .127 1.09
Blake Rowlett East Tennessee State 2B 209 11 30 31 1 .263 .377 .488 .865 .218 1.09
Austin Listi Dallas Baptist 1B 218 20 43 59 0 .330 .452 .702 1.154 .271 1.07
Danny Rafferty Bucknell 1B 169 0 30 16 -1 .314 .423 .414 .837 .188 1.06
Joseph Collazo UT Rio Grande Valley OF 189 4 30 25 7 .307 .418 .434 .852 .152 1.03
Caleb Stayton Ball State 1B 163 3 37 25 0 .331 .455 .436 .891 .155 1.03
Brett Johnson James Madison 1B 163 11 28 28 1 .301 .397 .583 .980 .282 1.02
Jacen Nalesnik Lehigh RF 193 13 23 31 8 .321 .397 .606 1.003 .211 1.02
Reid Russell Lamar LF 221 10 41 45 6 .317 .427 .511 .938 .177 1.01
Jacob Wright Pittsburgh LF 199 7 39 45 10 .266 .405 .492 .897 .196 .99
Martin Figueroa Rhode Island C 157 2 24 16 7 .248 .363 .363 .726 .173 .98
Anthony Paulsen Winthrop LF 202 5 37 32 -1 .342 .452 .505 .957 .188 .97
Robbie Coman Virginia C 187 5 17 13 1 .348 .403 .487 .890 .182 .95
Wesley Drain Grambling 3B 190 2 34 34 26 .279 .409 .368 .777 .089 .94
Shaine Hughes Monmouth 1B 181 5 20 21 4 .359 .441 .519 .960 .152 .93
James Stea Valparaiso CF 195 7 24 38 13 .287 .420 .462 .882 .111 .92
Matt Sinatro San Francisco CF 226 2 36 30 16 .314 .418 .398 .816 .101 .92
LJ Hatch New Mexico State SS 215 5 23 30 13 .321 .408 .498 .906 .136 .91
Sky Overton Furman CF 217 5 23 25 7 .327 .414 .465 .879 .127 .91
Ryan Grotjohn CSU Bakersfield SS 206 1 22 17 1 .398 .466 .524 .990 .163 .91
Tom Marcinczyk Rutgers RF 186 7 37 36 6 .274 .400 .473 .873 .205 .90
Joey Bartosic George Washington CF 237 1 24 18 17 .333 .395 .405 .800 .096 .90
Michael Donadio St. John's LF 199 4 37 40 8 .377 .481 .558 1.039 .167 .88
Justin Paulsen Missouri State 1B 211 6 31 26 0 .341 .429 .507 .936 .198 .88
Jake Stone Fresno State CF 224 10 35 38 5 .330 .423 .549 .972 .202 .87
Will Robertson Davidson RF 221 16 14 28 4 .344 .407 .656 1.063 .156 .86
Marc Sredojevic Brown 1B 124 3 25 19 -1 .339 .459 .484 .943 .191 .84
Jake Scudder Kansas State 1B 211 13 31 37 4 .294 .387 .536 .923 .203 .83
Drew Butler Campbell LF 221 2 33 39 33 .317 .426 .398 .824 .069 .83
Nick Egli Belmont C 197 17 34 53 5 .350 .458 .716 1.174 .235 .82
Dan Shea Monmouth LF 140 7 31 33 1 .293 .433 .564 .997 .255 .82
Josh Ethier Kansas State 3B 148 4 33 27 2 .257 .400 .426 .826 .207 .80
Logan Taylor Louisville CF 193 0 29 25 17 .275 .396 .352 .748 .089 .79
Luke Hamblin UCF CF 215 1 45 42 16 .307 .430 .409 .839 .109 .77
Raphael Gladu Louisiana Tech LF 233 8 24 26 1 .378 .439 .579 1.018 .186 .77
Leland Saile Navy RF 191 9 23 26 -3 .319 .407 .529 .936 .186 .77
Cutter McDowell Lamar RF 178 4 31 37 -6 .365 .472 .556 1.028 .160 .76
Charles Misiano LIU Brooklyn 2B 186 1 32 29 3 .290 .418 .366 .784 .084 .75
Nick Tierno Delaware 2B 174 2 30 20 10 .328 .427 .437 .864 .164 .75
Ryan Brennan Fairleigh Dickinson 3B 181 7 20 27 -7 .370 .440 .580 1.020 .156 .75
Mason McCoy Iowa SS 227 4 24 20 4 .330 .395 .471 .866 .169 .73
Trevor Davis Troy LF 193 6 27 30 -3 .306 .401 .492 .893 .167 .72
Riley Delgado Middle Tennessee SS 233 3 23 19 4 .352 .427 .464 .891 .136 .72
Irving Lopez Florida International SS 226 6 25 31 -6 .319 .426 .478 .904 .128 .70
Matt McCann Fairleigh Dickinson SS 182 0 23 22 1 .379 .453 .451 .904 .075 .68
Troy Scocca Fairfield OF 199 7 25 27 -2 .332 .410 .548 .958 .200 .66
Brian Lees Southeast Missouri State C 187 4 24 28 -4 .326 .429 .519 .948 .165 .65
Quintin Crandall Kansas State SS 207 8 25 31 -6 .275 .371 .469 .840 .156 .65
Brandon Brintz Houston Baptist RF 172 1 26 18 8 .320 .404 .436 .840 .168 .64
Michael Brdar Michigan SS 233 3 23 23 0 .318 .379 .416 .795 .098 .62
Jake Schleppenbach Nebraska 2B 182 4 23 22 1 .286 .371 .434 .805 .155 .62
Alex Robles Austin Peay 3B 225 10 20 32 -12 .347 .414 .551 .965 .128 .62
Renae Martinez Oklahoma C 180 7 20 21 -1 .328 .405 .522 .927 .185 .61
Wood Myers Coastal Carolina 2B 212 6 19 23 -4 .330 .393 .476 .869 .121 .60
Stephen Kerr Florida Atlantic 2B 172 4 36 37 -1 .262 .394 .407 .801 .141 .59
Michael Ketchmark Dartmouth 1B 146 5 19 19 0 .329 .408 .527 .935 .198 .59
Nobu Suzuki Western Carolina 2B 194 4 19 21 -2 .330 .424 .459 .883 .117 .58
Sam Brown Gonzaga LF 210 0 24 16 8 .319 .397 .386 .783 .101 .58
Connor Heady Kentucky SS 184 7 34 33 1 .283 .413 .435 .848 .157 .58
Brad Witkowski Hofstra SS 170 3 18 18 0 .276 .372 .406 .778 .130 .57
Jeremy Giles Stony Brook SS 121 1 43 30 13 .190 .414 .314 .728 .178 .57
Mike Carter Rutgers OF 219 5 20 23 -3 .329 .397 .470 .867 .123 .56
Ryan Tufts Virginia Tech SS 211 9 30 42 -12 .313 .430 .540 .970 .162 .56
Allen Smoot San Francisco 3B 209 2 39 34 5 .364 .470 .459 .929 .109 .56
Tyler Albright Tennessee-Martin 2B 207 5 26 28 -2 .343 .422 .488 .910 .135 .55
Alec Skender SIU Edwardsville 2B 215 2 21 22 -1 .386 .444 .493 .937 .102 .55
Joe Gellenbeck Xavier RF 205 11 32 49 -17 .283 .390 .512 .902 .150 .55
T.J. Dixon Samford CF 238 1 22 28 -6 .324 .398 .416 .814 .072 .52
Richard Slenker Yale 3B 158 3 25 24 1 .342 .450 .462 .912 .125 .51
Taylor Beene Sam Houston State SS 173 2 24 27 -3 .318 .448 .393 .841 .067 .51
Tony Butler Indiana 2B 191 3 24 29 -5 .304 .414 .429 .843 .103 .50
Tanner Chauncey BYU SS 214 2 20 11 9 .327 .385 .397 .782 .127 .50
Alex Lewis Longwood 3B 193 2 30 26 4 .264 .377 .373 .750 .126 .50
T.J. Nichting Charlotte RF 237 5 15 22 -7 .380 .414 .540 .954 .109 .50