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2016 MLB Draft – Final Board (College Second Basemen)

1 – Louisville JR 2B/OF Nick Solak: great approach; very strong hit tool, borders on plus for me; above-average to plus speed underway; sneaky pop, able to drive mistakes; steady glove; does all the big things well enough to play everyday and all the little things well enough to be a potential star; FAVORITE; 5-11, 175 pounds

2014: .351/.455/.464 – 17 BB/14 K – 9/13 SB – 97 AB
2015: .324/.416/.439 – 26 BB/31 K – 18/25 SB – 244 AB
2016: .380/.474/.576 – 27 BB/19 K – 9/12 SB – 158 AB

2 – Notre Dame JR 2B/3B Cavan Biggio: plus hit tool; great approach; quick bat; average to above-average speed; average to above-average raw power; mystified about the lack of buzz about him as a hitter; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds

2014: .246/.329/.353 – 21 BB/32 K – 5/7 SB – 187 AB
2015: .258/.406/.462 – 50 BB/54 K – 14/16 SB – 221 AB
2016: .311/.473/.454 – 54 BB/32 K – 14/14 SB – 196 AB

3 – Coastal Carolina JR 2B/SS Michael Paez: average or better hit tool; good approach; sneaky pop, could be average or a tick below raw; average or better speed; good defensive tools; strong enough arm to play some short, but not quite enough to do it everyday; impressive range at either spot; if he can streamline his swing again and get back to what he was doing on the Cape, then he’s a future regular; FAVORITE; 5-9, 175 pounds

2014: .245/.351/.314 – 23 BB/26 K – 17/21 SB – 204 AB
2015: .326/.436/.526 – 29 BB/23 K – 19/23 SB – 215 AB
2016: .292/.380/.555 – 24 BB/38 K – 6/9 SB – 236 AB

4 – San Diego SO 2B/SS Bryson Brigman: above-average hit tool; good athlete; average to above-average arm, enough for short for me some days; best shot of any of the second basemen to log meaningful innings at shortstop in the pros; above-average to plus speed; above-average to plus glove at second, slightly below that at short; sneaky pop; good approach; reminds me of Scott Kingery in a few different ways; 5-11, 180 pounds

2015: .339/.395/.436 – 18 BB/23 K – 5/8 SB – 218 AB
2016: .372/.428/.424 – 16 BB/19 K – 17/24 SB – 191 AB

5 – Florida Gulf Coast rJR 2B/OF Jake Noll: average or better hit tool, has shown it off for years; quick bat; above-average speed; good athlete; burgeoning power; can also play 3B; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .367/.416/.440 – 21 BB/23 K – 25/30 SB – 275 AB
2015: .348/.406/.423 – 20 BB/26 K – 15/18 SB – 227 AB
2016: .367/.427/.620 – 20 BB/29 K – 9/14 SB – 237 AB

6 – Kentucky JR 2B/OF JaVon Shelby: above-average to plus speed; power upside; above-average to plus bat speed; great athlete; continuously improving with the leather at second; can also play 3B, where he has generally impressed; strong arm; older PG comp: Josh Harrison; approach took a step backwards, but at or near the top of this class in terms of physical ability; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .250/.351/.372 – 23 BB/42 K – 0/2 SB – 180 AB
2015: .312/.442/.525 – 38 BB/51 K – 4/4 SB – 202 AB
2016: .212/.335/.470 – 29 BB/67 K – 6/6 SB – 198 AB

7 – Texas A&M JR 2B/OF Ryne Birk: good athlete; above-average speed; average raw power is more than you’d think at first glance; defense started rocky, but has improved steadily since 2014; average at best arm likely limits him to either second or left; 5-10, 185 pounds

2014: .306/.391/.441 – 14 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 111 AB
2015: .275/.365/.466 – 30 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 236 AB
2016: .318/.384/.494 – 27 BB/33 K – 8/12 SB – 245 AB

8 – LSU JR 2B/SS Kramer Robertson: average to above-average speed; average or better power; plus athlete; intriguing bat that has really come on this past season; plus athleticism gives him more upside than most college second basemen with only one year’s worth of quality hitting on his ledger; 5-10, 160 pounds

2014: .200/.339/.290 – 17 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 100 AB
2015: .232/.338/.286 – 9 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 56 AB
2016: .318/.413/.426 – 26 BB/20 K – 14/18 SB – 242 AB

9 – Columbia JR 2B Will Savage: average or better hit tool; above-average speed; defense flashes, but remains inconsistent; 6-0, 185 pounds

2014: .320/.386/.405 – 12 BB/17 K – 14/16 SB – 153 AB
2015: .302/.406/.395 – 26 BB/28 K – 10/15 SB – 172 AB
2016: .367/.463/.487 – 26 BB/15 K – 20/25 SB – 158 AB

10 – Coastal Carolina SR 2B/OF Connor Owings: average hit tool; plus speed; gets the most out of his ability; 5-10, 190 pounds

2014: .326/.400/.446 – 21 BB/30 K – 11/15 SB – 233 AB
2015: .276/.406/.480 – 45 BB/42 K – 13/18 SB – 196 AB
2016: .283/.492/.701 – 41 BB/49 K – 14/15 SB – 201 AB

11 – Wake Forest JR 2B/OF Nate Mondou: legit hit tool; power upside; defense comes and goes; have heard a Daniel Murphy comp; 5-10, 200 pounds

2014: .279/.321/.465 – 11 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 172 AB
2015: .338/.391/.581 – 18 BB/30 K – 5/6 SB – 222 AB
2016: .302/.383/.416 – 22 BB/27 K – 4/5 SB – 245 AB

12 – East Tennessee State SR 2B Trey York: plus-plus speed; good glove; intriguing pop; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .231/.305/.349 – 15 BB/34 K – 11/13 SB – 186 AB
2015: .355/.437/.611 – 25 BB/44 K – 18/21 SB – 211 AB
2016: .348/.431/.648 – 30 BB/35 K – 17/24 SB – 233 AB

13 – Mercer JR 2B/SS Ryan Hagan: plus glove; average hit tool; some power upside; 5-11, 190 pounds

2016: .316/.419/.488 – 41 BB/40 K – 10/14 SB – 244 AB

14 – Gardner-Webb SR 2B/C Collin Thacker: strong arm; steady glove; good approach; 5-9, 200 pounds

2015: .285/.376/.358 – 19 BB/17 K – 2/3 SB – 165 AB
2016: .394/.452/.578 – 26 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 218 AB

15 – Lehigh SR 2B/SS Mike Garzillo: sneaky pop; above-average to plus speed; above-average arm; every source I’ve talked to says he’ll be picked much higher than anybody on the outside thinks; 5-11, 175 pounds

2013: .260/.343/.364 – 19 BB/35 K – 14/14 SB – 154 AB
2014: .308/.395/.407 – 20 BB/35 K – 10/13 SB – 182 AB
2015: .359/.422/.651 – 18 BB/43 K – 15/18 SB – 209 AB
2016: .313/.416/.562 – 27 BB/54 K – 13/17 SB – 201 AB

16 – Iowa Western CC 2B Jared Gates: hitting machine, could be a true plus hit tool; 6-0, 170 pounds

2016: .400/.455/.578 – 12 BB/15 K – 4/8 SB – 135 AB

17 – Florida Atlantic JR 2B/SS Stephen Kerr: plus to plus-plus speed; average arm; average to above-average hit tool; really intriguing defensive tools; great approach; sneaky starter upside if gains in pop prove real; 5-10, 175 pounds

2014: .324/.381/.372 – 21 BB/16 K – 10/12 SB – 207 AB
2015: .307/.389/.358 – 32 BB/31 K – 15/24 SB – 257 AB
2016: .248/.333/.368 – 26 BB/30 K – 16/16 SB – 234 AB

18 – Bryant JR 2B Cole Fabio: good approach; good speed; FAVORITE; 5-11, 185 pounds

2014: .337/.454/.394 – 19 BB/21 K – 12/16 SB – 104 AB
2015: .347/.438/.477 – 29 BB/21 K – 17/23 SB – 199 AB
2016: .282/.373/.364 – 31 BB/30 K – 13/15 SB – 209 AB

19 – Arizona SR 2B/SS Cody Ramer: has flashed more pop than thought possible, whether or not it is sustainable is the question; good athlete; really good glove at 2B, steady at SS; average speed; can also play OF and 3B; utility player future if it all clicks; LHH; 5-10, 180 pounds

2013: .150/.243/.233 – 6 BB/16 K – 4/5 SB – 60 AB
2014: .250/.392/.290 – 25 BB/22 K – 7/13 SB – 124 AB
2015: .178/.288/.178 – 6 BB/12 K – 0/2 SB – 45 AB
2016: .356/.452/.494 – 41 BB/36 K – 8/13 SB – 233 AB

20 – Kansas SR 2B/SS Colby Wright: reliable glove, reliable bat; 6-1, 200 pounds

2014: .314/.415/.417 – 23 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 156 AB
2015: .264/.435/.326 – 21 BB/17 K – 4/4 SB – 129 AB
2016: .341/.466/.563 – 24 BB/21 K – 6/8 SB – 176 AB)

21 – Jackson State JR 2B/SS Cornelius Copeland: solid all-around skill set; highly productive; 5-9, 170 pounds

2016: .422/.537/.631 – 26 BB/16 K – 8/13 SB – 187 AB

22 – Central Michigan JR 2B/SS Alex Borglin: plus athlete; plus speed; good range; average at best arm likely pushes him off short; FAVORITE; 6-0, 175 pounds

2014: .225/.410/.312 – 35 BB/38 K – 6/6 SB – 138 AB
2015: .308/.420/.402 – 37 BB/30 K – 5/9 SB – 224 AB
2016: .299/.394/.402 – 32 BB/32 K – 5/9 SB – 241 AB

23 – Villanova JR 2B/3B Todd Czinege: impressive hit tool; confidence in his bat serves him well, but can get him in trouble at times when he gets too aggressive; good athlete; strong arm; can also play 1B and OF; average at best speed; bat will make or break him; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .306/.353/.434 – 14 BB/35 K – 5/8 SB – 196 AB
2015: .327/.372/.425 – 12 BB/37 K – 4/5 SB – 214 AB
2016: .307/.395/.460 – 27 BB/49 K – 2/3 SB – 202 AB

24 – Stanford JR 2B/SS Tommy Edman: steady glove; above-average to plus speed, others like it less; strong arm, average or better; good approach; quality hit tool; lack of pop holds him back; FAVORITE; 5-10, 180 pounds

2014: .256/.341/.344 – 25 BB/25 K – 3/6 SB – 195 AB
2015: .296/.383/.377 – 27 BB/16 K – 4/8 SB – 223 AB
2016: .286/.358/.371 – 25 BB/16 K – 8/9 SB – 213 AB

25 – LSU JR 2B/3B Cole Freeman: good glove, good speed, good program; 5-9, 185 pounds

2016: .322/.425/.396 – 32 BB/21 K – 26/35 SB – 202 AB

26 – Golden West JC SO 2B Dillon Persinger: good approach; above-average speed; average arm; good athlete; can also play OF; 5-11, 180 pounds

2016: .417/.523/.661 – 28 BB/30 K – 15/18 SB – 180 AB

27 – San Jacinto FR 2B/SS Nicholas Shumpert: iffy hit tool; approach is all over the place; average at best arm; plus raw power keeps him on the radar; 6-0, 180 pounds

2016: .284/.348/.420 – 15 BB/51 K – 15/19 SB – 169 AB

28 – Portland SR 2B/OF Caleb Whalen: really good defender; plus to plus-plus speed, but doesn’t yet know how to capitalize on it consistently; solid approach; power is coming, average raw; good athlete; strong arm; have had some rave about his hit tool while others consider him a NP; can also hang at SS or 3B; 24 in October; 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: .271/.345/.446 – 17 BB/38 K – 0/1 SB – 177 AB
2013: .266/.343/.386 – 18 BB/44 K – 6/8 SB – 184 AB
2014: .265/.344/.423 – 16 BB/28 K – 3/5 SB – 196 AB
2015: .279/.380/.395 – 4 BB/10 K – 0/1 SB – 43 AB
2016: .304/.399/.551 – 16 BB/39 K – 5/8 SB – 138 AB

29 – Evansville JR 2B Trey Hair: solid all-around player; serious pop; Missouri State transfer; 5-10, 175 pounds

2016: .340/.435/.591 – 29 BB/54 K – 1/5 SB – 215 AB

30 – Notre Dame JR 2B/SS Kyle Fiala: good approach; power upside; above-average glove; average or better arm; average or better speed; can also play 3B; cratered as a hitter in his draft year and might need to head back to South Bend to rehabilitate his stock in 2017, but still an all-around prospect I believe in; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds

2014: .268/.362/.302 – 19 BB/20 K – 5/9 SB – 179 AB
2015: .301/.394/.452 – 31 BB/33 K – 10/12 SB – 239 AB
2016: .215/.278/.257 – 11 BB/30 K – 3/4 SB – 141 AB

31 – Florida State SR 2B/SS John Sansone: power upside; steady glove; average speed; does the Florida State hitter things we’ve come to expect; can also play 3B; 5-11, 200 pounds

2013: .228/.378/.311 – 34 BB/54 K – 2/5 SB – 193 AB
2014: .221/.361/.317 – 29 BB/58 K – 6/8 SB – 199 AB
2015: .245/.382/.404 – 35 BB/66 K – 3/5 SB – 245 AB
2016: .374/.459/.585 – 27 BB/30 K – 8/10 SB – 246 AB

32 – Austin Peay JR 2B Garrett Copeland: good speed; good approach; 5-11, 200 pounds

2014: .228/.362/.330 – 40 BB/49 K – 13/18 SB – 206 AB
2015: .345/.463/.518 – 36 BB/32 K – 18/21 SB – 197 AB
2016: .304/.418/.424 – 40 BB/42 K – 11/18 SB – 217 AB

33 – Jacksonville SR 2B/SS JJ Gould: good glove; Florida State transfer; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .272/.362/.377 – 24 BB/59 K – 4/5 SB – 191 AB
2016: .332/.441/.564 – 31 BB/49 K – 10/12 SB – 202 AB

34 – Dartmouth rSR 2B/SS Thomas Roulis: good hit tool, makes a lot of contact; pretty swing; uses whole field; above-average speed that plays up to plus because of first step quickness and smarts; not much power, present or raw; below-average arm limits him to second even though he has enough range for SS; old Jed Lowrie comp; 5-10, 175 pounds

2012: .257/.335/.349 – 15 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 152 AB
2014: .300/.335/.407 – 9 BB/14 K – 2/4 SB – 150 AB
2016: .328/.373/.420 – 8 BB/18 K – 1/4 SB – 131 AB

35 – Belmont SR 2B/OF Tyler Fullerton: steady glove; power upside; 5-9, 175 pounds

2015: .355/.444/.630 – 25 BB/28 K – 6/8 SB – 211 AB
2016: .336/.417/.621 – 9 BB/24 K – 5/5 SB – 116 AB

36 – Fort Wayne rSR 2B/SS Greg Kaiser: power upside; good glove; swings at everything; 6-3, 200 pounds

2014: .289/.339/.536 – 8 BB/32 K – 4/4 SB – 166 AB
2015: .361/.396/.639 – 6 BB/37 K – 5/5 SB – 194 AB
2016: .301/.364/.620 – 17 BB/50 K – 12/14 SB – 216 AB

37 – Pomona-Pitzer 2B Tanner Nishioka: average power; above-average hit tool; plus bat speed; 6-0, 180 pounds

2016: .418/.505/.646 – 19 BB/18 K – 10/13 SB – 158 AB

38 – Chipola JC JR 2B/SS Wood Myers: good speed; good glove; UNC transfer; 5-10, 180 pounds

2014: .298/.358/.358 – 19 BB/15 K – 6/10 SB – 218 AB
2015: .333/.444/.353 – 9 BB/0 K – 4/4 SB – 51 AB
*2016*: .357/.411/.498 – 17 BB/14 K – 13/19 SB – 207 AB

39 – North Carolina Greensboro JR 2B/OF Ben Spitznagel: plus speed; 5-11, 170 pounds

2016: .385/.459/.474 – 25 BB/21 K – 21/28 SB – 247 AB

40 – Grambling State SR 2B/SS Larry Barraza: sneaky pop; 5-8, 180 pounds

2015: .312/.401/.512 – 24 BB/13 K – 13/17 SB – 170 AB
2016: .359/.426/.624 – 18 BB/24 K – 7/10 SB – 181 AB

41 – Lewis & Clark SR 2B/SS Cabe Reiten: plus defensive tools; Gonzaga transfer; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds

2013: .216/.275/.281 – 7 BB/22 K – 1/1 SB – 139 AB
*2015*: .411/.488/.627 – 24 BB/25 K – 4 SB – 241 AB
*2016*: .273/.408/.402 – 32 BB/20 K – 1 SB – 194 AB

42 – Hartford SR 2B/SS Aaron Wilson: strong glove; good athlete; plus speed; 6-0, 180 pounds

2013: .214/.369/.252 – 21 BB/41 K – 4/6 SB – 103 AB
2014: .234/.339/.266 – 18 BB/32 K – 13/20 SB – 154 AB
2015: .250/.383/.346 – 25 BB/27 K – 7/10 SB – 136 AB
2016: .349/.446/.497 – 31 BB/36 K – 20/22 SB – 195 AB

43 – Rhode Island rSO 2B/3B Chris Hess: really good glove; good approach; average arm; has also played SS and 1B; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .326/.398/.481 – 18 BB/32 K – 10/15 SB – 181 AB
2016: .301/.379/.530 – 20 BB/44 K – 8/11 SB – 219 AB

44 – Seattle SR 2B/SS Sheldon Stober: good glove; average speed; quick bat; power upside; 5-9, 190 pounds

2015: .304/.365/.435 – 22 BB/25 K – 22/28 SB – 230 AB
2016: .353/.384/.513 – 13 BB/21 K – 12/15 SB – 238 AB)

45 – Florida International JR 2B/SS Irving Lopez: good defender; 5-10, 175 pounds

2016: .335/.394/.437 – 15 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 197 AB

46 – Long Island-Brooklyn SR 2B Brian Lamboy: 5-10, 180 pounds

2015: .327/.469/.418 – 24 BB/9 K – 14/15 SB – 110 AB
2016: .309/.419/.398 – 30 BB/9 K – 6/13 SB – 181 AB

47 – New Orleans JR 2B/SS Aaron Palmer: good glove; power upside; good speed; 5-10, 185 pounds

2016: .325/.390/.442 – 23 BB/27 K – 19/21 SB – 240 AB

48 – Florida A&M SR 2B Alec Wong: steady glove; 5-6, 160 pounds

2015: .271/.372/.400 – 24 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 170 AB
2016: .378/.504/.528 – 40 BB/29 K – 6/8 SB – 193 AB

49 – Bucknell SR 2B/OF Joe Ogren: steady all-around with interesting power/patience blend; 5-11, 200 pounds

2013: .270/.368/.401 – 15 BB/24 K – 1/4 SB – 137 AB
2014: .309/.401/.392 – 16 BB/27 K – 6/8 SB – 181 AB
2015: .357/.463/.536 – 27 BB/25 K – 7/8 SB – 168 AB
2016: .293/.402/.479 – 26 BB/26 K – 8/9 SB – 188 AB

50 – Princeton SR 2B Dan Hoy: good glove; power upside; 5-8, 175 pounds

2013: .340/.413/.493 – 15 BB/34 K – 12/13 SB – 150 AB
2014: .285/.361/.417 – 13 BB/29 K – 7/8 SB – 151 AB
2015: .311/.361/.576 – 7 BB/24 K – 1/5 SB – 132 AB
2016: .317/.380/.476 – 15 BB/26 K – 8/12 SB – 164 AB

51 – Bryant JR 2B/RHP Brandon Bingel: strong arm; solid pop; 5-10, 185 pounds

2014: .241/.331/.296 – 12 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 108 AB
2015: .317/.403/.522 – 19 BB/27 K – 2/2 SB – 180 AB
2016: .301/.360/.497 – 19 BB/27 K – 3/3 SB – 183 AB

2014: 5.40 K/9 – 5.40 BB/9 – 14 IP – 6.00 ERA
2015: 5.74 K/9 – 3.83 BB/9 – 47.1 IP – 3.26 ERA
2016: 8.03 K/9 – 2.63 BB/9 – 61.2 IP – 3.79 ERA

52 – Seton Hill JR 2B/SS Garrett Vrbanic: plus speed; can also play OF; 5-10, 180 pounds

2016: .315/.417/.490 – 20 BB/31 K – 30/38 SB – 200 AB

53 – Arkansas State JR 2B/3B Joe Schrimpf: does a little bit of everything well; 5-10, 180 pounds

2015: .249/.364/.380 – 27 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 205 AB
2016: .299/.420/.467 – 38 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 214 AB

54 – Cornell JR 2B/3B Tommy Wagner: limited experience, but has hit when called upon; 5-9, 175 pounds

2015: .308/.365/.352 – 8 BB/7 K – 4/5 SB – 91 AB
2016: .341/.429/.471 – 10 BB/7 K – 3/3 SB – 85 AB

55 – Nevada JR 2B Miles Mastrobuoni: good glove; 5-10, 175 pounds

2016: .364/.458/.474 – 38 BB/40 K – 18/21 SB – 228 AB

56 – Cincinnati rSO 2B Connor McVey: good speed; 6-0, 200 pounds

2014: .267/.344/.329 – 15 BB/22 K – 161 AB
2015: .167/.271/.262 – 3 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 42 AB
2016: .292/.379/.420 – 19 BB/26 K – 27/29 SB – 212 AB

57 – Oklahoma State JR 2B JR Davis: interesting hit tool; 5-9, 190 pounds

2016: .363/.444/.461 – 24 BB/18 K – 9/11 SB – 193 AB

58 – Oklahoma JR 2B/3B Jack Flansburg: great approach; FAVORITE; 5-11, 180 pounds

2016: .278/.401/.385 – 33 BB/28 K – 3/7 SB – 169 AB

59 – Miami JR 2B/SS Johnny Ruiz: good speed; steady glove; 5-11, 200 pounds

2014: .229/.352/.282 – 24 BB/24 K – 2/4 SB – 131 AB
2015: .315/.356/.361 – 8 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 108 AB
2016: .338/.429/.458 – 36 BB/48 K – 3/7 SB – 216 AB

60 – Arkansas SR 2B/SS Rick Nomura: good speed; steady glove; 5-9, 170 pounds

2015: .298/.370/.431 – 20 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 188 AB
2016: .272/.361/.415 – 27 BB/28 K – 6/8 SB – 195 AB

61 – Auburn JR 2B/OF Damon Haecker: good defensive tools; average at best arm; good hit tool; sneaky pop; has also played SS; 5-9, 175 pounds

2014: .259/.404/.280 – 35 BB/32 K – 11/18 SB – 189 AB
2015: .271/.404/.341 – 40 BB/37 K – 1/8 SB – 214 AB
2016: .248/.377/.310 – 23 BB/25 K – 6/8 SB – 145 AB

62 – Iowa JR 2B/3B Mason McCoy: average at best arm; average or better speed; steady glove; can also play SS; 6-0, 170 pounds

2016: .291/.367/.390 – 24 BB/48 K – 7/11 SB – 223 AB

63 – Auburn SR 2B/SS Melvin Gray: steady glove; plus speed; 5-8, 170 pounds

2015: .304/.372/.373 – 17 BB/29 K – 18/21 SB – 161 AB
2016: .268/.392/.329 – 21 BB/38 K – 12/18 SB – 149 AB

64 – Nebraska SR 2B/SS Jake Placzek: good speed; sneaky pop; good glove; 5-10, 185 pounds

2014: .271/.377/.312 – 33 BB/36 K – 3/3 SB – 199 AB
2015: .212/.331/.317 – 19 BB/26 K – 2/3 SB – 104 AB
2016: .286/.460/.455 – 56 BB/52 K – 7/10 SB – 189 AB

65 – San Jose State SR 2B Ozzy Braff: plus glove; 5-11, 200 pounds

*2014*: .358/.408/.536 – 13 BB/34 K – 8/8 SB – 151 AB
2015: .298/.397/.365 – 16 BB/23 K – 2/2 SB – 104 AB
2016: .284/.357/.477 – 19 BB/39 K – 7/11 SB – 197 AB

66 – Arkansas rSR 2B/SS Mike Bernal: good defender, can also play 3B; good athlete; Oklahoma State transfer; 5-11, 190 pounds

2014: .250/.357/.317 – 12 BB/41 K – 1/2 SB – 180 AB
2015: .269/.398/.366 – 29 BB/40 K – 2/7 SB – 175 AB
2016: .274/.338/.448 – 14 BB/35 K – 0/1 SB – 201 AB

67 – Minnesota SR 2B/SS Connor Schaefbauer: good speed; good athlete; good glove; smart player; quick bat; 6-1, 200 pounds

2013: .324/.399/.375 – 17 BB/20 K – 4/5 SB – 136 AB
2014: .287/.374/.374 – 24 BB/28 K – 13/15 SB – 195 AB
2015: .260/.318/.333 – 17 BB/41 K – 10/15 SB – 204 AB
2016: .307/.336/.423 – 13 BB/43 K – 3/8 SB – 215 AB

68 – Cal JR 2B/OF Robbie Tenerowicz: above-average power upside; average speed; very good glove; good approach; 6-1, 190 pounds

2014: .168/.274/.234 – 15 BB/26 K – 3/5 SB – 107 AB
2015: .182/.236/.220 – 9 BB/35 K – 0/1 SB – 132 AB
2016: .251/.302/.340 – 12 BB/31 K – 10/15 SB – 215 AB

69 – USC rSO 2B/SS Frankie Rios: good defensive tools; 5-10, 185 pounds

2014: .145/.232/.177 – 4 BB/12 K – 4/4 SB – 62 AB
2016: .323/.386/.419 – 14 BB/37 K – 5/11 SB – 186 AB

70 – Delaware JR 2B Nick Tierno: good approach; 5-9, 185 pounds

2016: .340/.429/.437 – 30 BB/20 K – 4/8 SB – 206 AB

71 – William & Mary JR 2B/SS Ryder Miconi: steadily improving bat; 5-8, 175 pounds

2014: .346/.500/.423 – 7 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 26 AB
2015: .208/.262/.323 – 6 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 96 AB
2016: .307/.421/.417 – 37 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 192 AB

72 – Northern Colorado rSR 2B/SS Ryan Yamane: steady glove; 5-9, 180 pounds

2015: .400/.476/.527 – 8 BB/8 K – 1/3 SB – 55 AB
2016: .278/.467/.383 – 44 BB/24 K – 4/4 SB – 133 AB

73 – Missouri Western State SR 2B/OF Orencio Fisher: sneaky pop; strong; plus speed; strong arm; can get too aggressive; 5-9, 150 pounds

2016: .337/.397/.474 – 23 BB/44 K – 28/32 SB – 249 AB

74 – Radford JR 2B Danny Hrbek: high contact hitter; 5-11, 180 pounds

2014: .275/.442/.475 – 8 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 40 AB
2015: .276/.350/.346 – 21 BB/47 K – 9/15 SB – 228 AB
2016: .329/.385/.458 – 17 BB/16 K – 7/9 SB – 225 AB

75 – Binghamton SR 2B Reed Gamache: sneaky pop; 6-0, 190 pounds

2014: .283/.362/.347 – 9 BB/38 K – 5/7 SB – 173 AB
2015: .288/.422/.388 – 24 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 139 AB
2016: .367/.450/.551 – 22 BB/35 K – 8/9 SB – 196 AB

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4 Comments

  1. David B. says:

    Great information. Couple of basic questions. You have some people listed fairly high( top 20 or so in position) but then say they are likely a great Senior Sign option. I assume that means you don’t expect them to get drafted, is that correct? Also I saw a person ranked in the 60s in their position but you have them listed as a FAVORITE. Just curious as to what that means. Thanks for information though, looks like a lot of effort put into it.

    • Rob Ozga says:

      Both really good questions. Too good, really. I’ll do my best to answer them, but I’m not sure I can quite explain it in print the way it makes sense in my head…especially in my current sleep-deprived state. I’ll give it a shot. Could be a rambling mess, however.

      Senior-signs can mean a few different things depending on the context used, but they are typically players that are in fact drafted but at a discount to the drafting team. The new draft rules encourage teams to use top ten round picks on these players — typically we see runs of college seniors willing to sign for as little as $5000 beginning in the seventh round all the way up to the end of the tenth — as a way of saving money under the new draft bonus allocation spending limit rules. Money saved on a senior-sign in the top ten rounds can be then used on a player past that point without fear of penalty. Senior-sign can also refer to any college senior willing to take a smaller bonus to give pro ball a shot; though it’s typically associated with those top ten round value guys, I tend to use it for any senior.

      I should also point out that I overdo it big time with the rankings. I want to include everybody that interests me in one way or another, but going 75 deep on college second basemen is definitely overkill. For example, last year 42 college 2B were drafted. There were 42 the year before that, 32 before that, and 35 before that. So I guess a rough estimate would say that any player ranked in the top 50 here stands a solid chance of being drafted…if I have any idea what I’m talking about, anyway. Your mileage might vary with that one.

      The FAVORITE thing is what is hard to explain. There’s not a ton of rhyme or reason behind it. I think the timing of when players get FAVORITE tags is something I should mention more. Most of the college FAVORITES have been since either high school or very early in their collegiate careers. Some FAVORITES wind up as big-time prospects while others slip. I never take the tag away once I stick it on, though. I guess that’s part of the reason why there are some discrepancies with FAVORITES ranking relatively low on these lists. I think it also probably has something to do with me straight up liking some prospects more than maybe I should even when I know that there are objectively better players likely to be available at a similar point in the draft. I also shy away from making obvious favorites for all FAVORITES of mine; seeing Nick Solak as a FAVORITE undercuts this point, but he earned that tag midway through his freshman season after I saw him play up close.

      I suppose a simple way of looking at the FAVORITES is that they ones at/near the top are guys I obviously believe in in a big way. The ones ranked lower down the list could be there for a variety of reasons, but, at this point in the process, are more older FAVORITES that I’m admitting some measure of defeat on. Still root for them, still believe in them, but can’t in good conscience put them above other non-favorites that I’ve received better general feedback on and/or have put up much better numbers.

      No idea if any of that makes sense. Thanks for the questions. Made me think for sure.

      • David B says:

        Thanks, that does answer my questions. I did think you had quite a few people listed at some positions but with 40 rounds and 30 teams I wasn’t sure. Looking forward to see the pitchers to see if my son makes the cut. I left off names to avoid getting scolded by him lol but you have mentioned him in the past. Keep up the good work.

  2. Joshua B says:

    It completely befuddles me why no one else seems to be high on Cavan Biggio. He’s having a good year too! He seems like a player who will be a steal in the 3-5 round range. Enough glove at second, and an above average bat for the position.

    Great stuff the last couple days! Look forward to the reading the rest.

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