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2018 NCAA Division I Senior Statistical Sleepers: The Bats

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 daSauce. 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.

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

Player Team POS AB BB SO NSB AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO*BB/K daSauce
Seth Lancaster Coastal Carolina SS 212 61 51 21 .311 .462 .660 1.122 .417 8.96
Chase Chambers Tennessee Tech 1B 230 41 24 -1 .400 .498 .652 1.150 .431 8.44
Mickey Gasper Bryant C 206 42 20 2 .340 .468 .539 1.007 .418 8.24
Christ Conley Canisius C 165 50 20 -2 .291 .481 .479 .960 .470 7.93
Nick Campana Hartford LF 198 22 15 15 .389 .472 .626 1.098 .348 7.84
Devlin Granberg Dallas Baptist LF 235 50 41 22 .426 .531 .651 1.182 .274 7.71
Clayton Daniel Jacksonville State 2B 255 28 10 6 .325 .397 .443 .840 .330 5.69
Chet Niehaus Nicholls CF 209 43 25 4 .321 .474 .488 .962 .287 5.62
Matt Dunlevy VMI LF 186 37 27 10 .339 .457 .575 1.032 .323 5.59
Garrett Giovannelli Austin Peay 2B 232 31 23 14 .362 .437 .560 .997 .267 5.51
Gabe Snyder Wright State 1B 215 22 24 13 .363 .426 .674 1.100 .285 5.38
Joey Denison Troy RF 230 28 27 15 .387 .460 .596 1.056 .217 5.03
Braxton Morris Morehead State 2B 257 32 24 2 .374 .451 .560 1.011 .248 5.01
Matt Sanders Troy SS 243 43 30 18 .383 .471 .543 1.014 .229 5.01
Drew Avans Southeastern Louisiana LF 206 45 39 13 .330 .462 .568 1.030 .275 4.71
Grant Williams Kennesaw State 2B 214 29 13 -1 .304 .397 .458 .855 .344 4.49
Bobby Honeyman Stony Brook 3B 211 17 7 3 .336 .387 .479 .866 .347 4.32
Jake Palomaki Boston College SS 200 34 18 17 .315 .421 .445 .866 .246 4.25
Liam Wilson Canisius 1B 214 19 23 2 .360 .440 .640 1.080 .231 4.16
Tyler Cropley Iowa C 199 30 28 1 .342 .449 .578 1.027 .253 3.72
Trevor Putzig Tennessee Tech 3B 195 39 38 5 .313 .423 .615 1.038 .310 3.69
Dougie Parks Eastern Illinois 3B 201 42 36 1 .279 .405 .572 .977 .342 3.62
David Fry Northwestern State 1B 235 37 42 -4 .336 .444 .626 1.070 .255 3.61
Stephan Vidal Jackson State C 167 34 22 2 .335 .449 .527 .976 .297 3.58
Gaudencio Lucca Texas Southern 2B 196 29 38 21 .383 .496 .607 1.103 .171 3.47
JT OReel Alabama A&M SS 185 21 11 6 .330 .405 .481 .886 .288 3.23
Matt Duce Dallas Baptist C 216 47 36 9 .231 .372 .435 .807 .266 3.20
Keegan McGovern Georgia LF 200 36 42 6 .325 .440 .630 1.070 .261 3.06
Mack Nathanson Wofford LF 216 37 54 12 .338 .466 .602 1.068 .181 2.87
Hunter Lee High Point 2B 213 42 37 1 .338 .460 .531 .991 .219 2.81
Logan Knowles Navy CF 209 35 19 9 .287 .395 .407 .802 .221 2.79
Kyle Adams Richmond 1B 191 42 20 -1 .262 .396 .398 .794 .286 2.77
Jackson Ware Mercer 3B 222 29 20 4 .351 .446 .477 .923 .183 2.69
A.J. Balta TCU RF 203 35 35 11 .310 .408 .517 .925 .207 2.63
Justin Mitchell Longwood 1B 189 45 32 5 .249 .403 .423 .826 .245 2.62
Cal Stevenson Arizona CF 174 35 16 3 .293 .416 .397 .813 .228 2.53
Chase Calabuig San Diego State RF 237 27 28 2 .359 .426 .561 .987 .195 2.52
Vinny Capra Richmond SS 202 35 29 7 .327 .435 .485 .920 .191 2.43
Dane Giesler Indiana State 1B 191 40 47 4 .304 .437 .597 1.034 .249 2.43
Gustavo Rios Alabama State 1B 157 30 22 2 .357 .462 .516 .978 .217 2.40
Brett Bautista San Jose State LF 207 26 16 4 .343 .428 .464 .892 .197 2.36
Luke Bonfield Arkansas DH 165 38 33 1 .309 .455 .521 .976 .244 2.34
Ryan Kemp Middle Tennessee 2B 165 19 8 7 .333 .402 .430 .832 .230 2.30
Dean Lockery Central Connecticut 2B 172 36 22 5 .331 .443 .459 .902 .209 2.29
Connor Kopach Southern Illinois SS 226 33 42 23 .336 .424 .522 .946 .146 2.26
Ray Hernandez Alabama State 3B 203 20 31 18 .379 .452 .601 1.053 .143 2.23
Keaton Presley Central Arkansas CF 191 35 38 8 .277 .412 .482 .894 .189 2.14
John Valente St. John's 3B 222 18 11 8 .356 .398 .477 .875 .198 2.11
Shaine Hughes Monmouth 3B 196 33 28 0 .316 .442 .480 .922 .193 1.95
Steven Wells Florida State RF 171 48 46 2 .263 .446 .468 .914 .214 1.91
Luke Sherley Texas State SS 219 33 32 13 .297 .386 .457 .843 .165 1.91
Stephen Born Navy RF 217 23 17 12 .318 .390 .429 .819 .150 1.91
Adan Ordonez North Carolina A&T C 173 22 7 0 .249 .345 .329 .674 .251 1.88
David Garza Tennessee Tech SS 235 32 41 2 .306 .395 .574 .969 .209 1.86
Chris Cook East Tennessee State SS 217 24 29 2 .364 .444 .548 .992 .152 1.83
Ryan Fitzpatrick UC Irvine 1B 192 33 38 -2 .307 .436 .526 .962 .190 1.81
Noah McGowan Ohio State 1B 217 33 41 0 .359 .449 .581 1.030 .179 1.80
Justin Toerner Cal State Northridge CF 197 28 29 2 .279 .383 .487 .870 .201 1.74
Josh Evans Stephen F. Austin 1B 188 25 22 1 .287 .372 .484 .856 .224 1.73
Chris Williams Clemson 1B 222 38 48 3 .275 .391 .554 .945 .221 1.70
Jackson Thoreson Saint Mary's C 184 31 34 -1 .288 .407 .516 .923 .208 1.68
Zack Leone Valparaiso 1B 173 25 22 -1 .347 .449 .497 .946 .170 1.66
Alex Hanson Mercer CF 243 30 41 22 .313 .415 .473 .888 .117 1.65
Luke Heyer Kentucky 3B 207 28 49 3 .348 .440 .691 1.131 .196 1.64
Tyler Niemann Morehead State LF 198 19 32 4 .333 .407 .591 .998 .153 1.63
Dalton Skelton Louisiana Tech SS 239 26 30 4 .301 .391 .490 .881 .164 1.63
Carson McGregory Alabama A&M 1B 154 18 16 1 .331 .427 .487 .914 .176 1.63
Michael Perri San Francisco SS 232 13 20 3 .336 .382 .547 .929 .137 1.61
Luke Morgan College of Charleston CF 224 23 27 14 .326 .393 .496 .889 .145 1.61
Ross Haffey Miami (OH) 1B 200 46 61 -2 .315 .450 .650 1.100 .253 1.59
Sammy Miller Longwood CF 195 41 28 14 .277 .415 .364 .779 .127 1.55
Anthony Godino Wagner LF 195 32 40 12 .267 .405 .441 .846 .139 1.52
Lee Sponseller Coastal Carolina LF 147 28 29 2 .293 .419 .517 .936 .216 1.52
Andrew Turner LIU Brooklyn 1B 154 32 41 2 .344 .498 .539 1.037 .152 1.52
Caleb Henderson New Mexico State 1B 221 25 42 0 .339 .438 .579 1.017 .143 1.50
Brian Davis Florida A&M 1B 173 34 39 0 .306 .470 .468 .938 .141 1.47
Jared McCunn SIU Edwardsville 1B 184 32 31 2 .321 .438 .484 .922 .168 1.46
Jacob Jaye VMI SS 183 44 43 8 .219 .369 .421 .790 .207 1.45
Chris Kersey Lehigh 2B 173 31 26 7 .335 .435 .451 .886 .138 1.44
Ryan Stekl Canisius 3B 206 35 44 4 .301 .411 .529 .940 .181 1.42
Alex King Saint Louis SS 209 33 49 9 .287 .388 .569 .957 .190 1.42
Justin Jones Georgia State SS 205 30 33 5 .302 .412 .468 .880 .151 1.41
Parker Sniatynski Saint Louis LF 214 27 53 15 .313 .416 .570 .986 .131 1.39
Marshawn Taylor Grambling SS 214 25 13 15 .402 .469 .449 .918 .090 1.38
David Miranda Florida Atlantic RF 212 25 34 3 .321 .406 .542 .948 .163 1.36
Matt Morrow Wright State 2B 208 41 30 4 .279 .423 .361 .784 .112 1.34
Dean Lawson Northern Colorado 3B 179 32 37 10 .335 .450 .475 .925 .121 1.34
Dale Wickham Cornell DH 122 25 26 0 .270 .432 .475 .907 .197 1.33
Scott Schreiber Nebraska 1B 214 28 48 3 .369 .446 .692 1.138 .188 1.32
Trey Harris Missouri RF 215 22 34 9 .316 .413 .516 .929 .129 1.31
Kyle Mottice Cincinnati 2B 221 28 32 17 .335 .433 .443 .876 .095 1.30
Gehrig Parker Butler RF 211 30 39 4 .336 .424 .536 .960 .154 1.29
Wade Bailey Georgia Tech 2B 230 29 23 7 .339 .420 .430 .850 .115 1.28
Luke Pettersen Minnesota 2B 222 29 22 10 .333 .415 .414 .829 .107 1.28
Isaiah Pasteur George Washington 3B 236 26 56 28 .331 .398 .589 .987 .120 1.27
Steven Kraft Western Kentucky 2B 170 29 27 5 .382 .483 .494 .977 .120 1.24
Jr. Jacky Miles Florida A&M C 182 23 24 1 .346 .435 .500 .935 .148 1.23
Trey Truitt Mercer RF 233 34 58 11 .373 .457 .627 1.084 .149 1.22
Christopher Bec Maine C 178 18 26 11 .315 .379 .539 .918 .155 1.22
Jon Rosoff Army C 202 27 21 -3 .351 .445 .441 .886 .116 1.22
Collin Harris Tennessee Tech LF 186 24 37 9 .323 .411 .565 .976 .157 1.22
Jeff Riedel Ball State RF 226 21 34 8 .332 .413 .522 .935 .117 1.21
Anthony Schneider South Dakota State LF 156 26 41 8 .295 .432 .532 .964 .150 1.15
Luke Becker Kentucky 2B 206 37 45 5 .286 .410 .466 .876 .148 1.14
Nick Mascelli Wagner 2B 218 23 29 7 .280 .364 .445 .809 .131 1.14
Drew Arciuolo Fairfield CF 202 29 31 9 .347 .430 .470 .900 .115 1.12
Kyle Knauth Nicholls C 220 36 38 1 .259 .387 .405 .792 .138 1.11
Gunnar Troutwine Wichita State C 182 34 38 1 .302 .413 .505 .918 .182 1.10
JT Thomas Mercer C 214 35 38 2 .299 .412 .458 .870 .146 1.09
Jamie Galazin St. John's CF 208 25 36 4 .327 .414 .519 .933 .133 1.09
Samuel Vega Northern Illinois 2B 217 32 23 5 .309 .403 .396 .799 .121 1.05
Kyle Conger Belmont SS 201 30 43 10 .303 .408 .478 .886 .122 1.04
Mason Mamarella Kent State CF 201 37 34 26 .323 .442 .383 .825 .065 1.03
Kevin Woodall Jr. Coastal Carolina 1B 233 40 62 3 .300 .417 .592 1.009 .188 1.02
Matt Brown Missouri State 3B 152 37 56 1 .243 .440 .559 .999 .209 1.01
Newt Johnson South Dakota State 3B 183 37 46 7 .273 .431 .432 .863 .128 1.01

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.