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2016 MLB Draft Big Board – Hitters

  1. OF Mickey Moniak (La Costa Canyon HS, California): plus bat speed; legit plus hit tool; above-average to plus speed; pretty swing; average raw power; great approach; hits it everywhere; average arm; massive improvements to arm and bat this spring; ESPN comp: Trenton Clark; BA comp: Christian Yelich and Steve Finley; have heard Adam Eaton; really like Sam Monroy’s Joe Mauer swing comp; defense and hit tool make him a very good prospect, development of functional power and a more refined approach (with a great willingness to work deeper counts) could make him a star; FAVORITE; LHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
  2. Mercer JR OF Kyle Lewis: average to above-average power has kept jumping, now easy plus to plus-plus raw; very intriguing hit tool; average at best speed, others like it more (above-average) underway; average at best arm, others like it way more (above-average to plus); steady in a corner, could play CF; much improved approach, gets better every watch; above-average athlete; plus bat speed; young for class; D1 comp: Alfonso Soriano, Jermaine Dye (Frankie Piliere); Puig from me? FAVORITE; RHH; 6-4, 210 pounds (2014: .281/.340/.382 – 9 BB/17 K – 2/5 SB – 89 IP) (2015: .367/.423/.677 – 19 BB/41 K – 3/8 SB – 226 AB) (2016: .395/.535/.731 – 66 BB/48 K – 6/11 SB – 223 AB)
  3. SS Delvin Perez (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus bat speed; plus range; plus raw power; easy plus to plus-plus speed; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; good approach; lots of tools, lots of skills, lots of question marks developmentally and off-field; RHH; 6-3, 165 pounds
  4. Miami JR C/1B Zack Collins: plus to plus-plus raw power; raw glove, but improved; plus arm strength; good approach; slow; trouble with offspeed stuff; obvious Kyle Schwarber comp; BA comp: Mark Teixeira; Stephen Vogt is the floor; 6-3, 220 pounds (2014: .298/.427/.556 – 42 BB/47 K – 0/0 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .302/.445/.587 – 57 BB/64 K – 7/8 SB – 242 AB) (2016: .358/.534/.631 – 69 BB/48 K – 1/4 SB – 176 AB)
  5. Tennessee JR 3B/2B Nick Senzel: really good athlete; plus bat speed; great approach; strong hit tool; average or better speed, plus for some; very intriguing power upside, above-average to plus raw; above-average to plus arm, some like it less; good glove at either spot, love his 2B range; RHH; Rendon lite?; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .315/.419/.420 – 30 BB/25 K – 14/17 SB – 181 AB) (2015: .325/.399/.495 – 23 BB/36 K – 7/10 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .352/.456/.595 – 40 BB/21 K – 25/29 SB – 210 AB)
  6. Louisville JR OF Corey Ray: average to above-average raw power, some have it plus; plus bat speed; average or better speed, plus to plus-plus for some but admittedly plays down right now; plus athlete; easy CF range for me, many disagree; average or better arm; strong; older BA comp: Jackie Bradley; D1 comp: Carlos Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson, Ray Lankford (BA too); maybe Kirk Gibson; finally hit me: speedier Nick Plummer; Andrew Krause: too much all fields; LHH; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .325/.416/.481 – 12 BB/23 K – 4/4 SB – 77 AB) (2015: .325/.389/.543 – 24 BB/60 K – 34/44 SB – 265 AB) (2016: .319/.396/.562 – 35 BB/39 K – 44/52 SB – 260 AB)
  7. 3B/RHP Josh Lowe (Pope HS, Georgia): plus speed; plus arm strength; plus athlete; plus to plus-plus raw power; good approach; 90-94 FB, 95 peak; 82-83 SL/CB with plus upside; 85 CU with plus upside; has shown plus command…and not plus command ; good deception; monster talent that currently has a very real gap between what he consistently is and what he could be; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-4, 190 pounds
  8. 3B/SS Nolan Jones (Holy Ghost Prep, Pennsylvania): plus hit tool; good glove; plus arm strength, very accurate; good speed; above-average to plus power upside; plus athlete; good approach; strong; could also play 2B; 86-93 FB; good CB; shades of Ryan Zimmerman in his game, also reminds me of Corey Koskie; LHH; 6-5, 220 pounds
  9. OF Blake Rutherford (Chaminade Prep HS, California): plus approach; plus hit tool; quick bat; love the swing; tremendous balance; above-average to plus speed, should age average; above-average to plus power upside; average or better arm (above-average in my look), others like it less (average at best); enough range for CF; FAVORITE; Trot Nixon comp; profile reminds me of lefty Clint Frazier; Fangraphs comp: Grady Sizemore; PG swing comp: David Justice; Day Two of NHSI had some fantastic PA, completely sold me; BA comp: Jim Edmonds; outside the box comp: young lefty Moises Alou; LHH; 6-3, 190 pounds
  10. Wake Forest JR 1B/RHP Will Craig: above-average to plus power upside; strong; very smart; has also played 3B; 87-93 FB, 94 peak; 78-83 CB; SL; CU; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 230 pounds (2014: .280/.357/.439 – 20 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .382/.496/.702 – 41 BB/24 K – 2/3 SB – 191 AB) (2015: 7.92 K/9 – 4.88 BB/9 – 44.1 IP – 6.09 ERA) (2016: .379/.520/.731 – 47 BB/35 K – 0/1 SB – 182 AB) (2016: 8.04 K/9 – 3.86 BB/9 – 28.0 IP – 3.54 ERA)
  11. SS/3B Carter Kieboom (Walton HS, Georgia): average speed; big upside as hitter; above-average raw power; quick bat; average to above-average arm; steady glove; great approach; great athlete; have heard bigger Alex Bregman as a possible point of reference; PG comp: Corey Seager; FAVORITE; RHH: 6-2, 200 pounds
  12. OF/1B Alex Kirilloff (Plum HS, Pennsylvania): great approach; plus raw power; plus bat speed; average or better hit tool; plus glove at 1B; plus arm, mostly plays average; average or better speed; good athlete; strong; quick bat; hits it up the middle; FAVORITE; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  13. Menlo JR 3B/RHP Lucas Erceg: 92-98 FB; good athlete; plus power upside; plus arm strength; really good glove; Cal transfer; Sam Monroy comp: Matt Carpenter; have heard those who love him say lefty Josh Donaldson/Nolan Arenado; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: 5.79 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 14 IP – 1.93 ERA) (2015: .303/.357/.502 – 16 BB/28 K – 5/8 SB – 231 AB) (2015: 5.94 K/9 – 1.70 BB/9 – 10.2 IP – 2.53 ERA) (*2016*: .308/.351/.639 – 15 BB/18 K – 3 SB – 227 AB) (*2016*: 12.52 K/9 – 3.13 BB/9 – 23.0 IP – 0.78 ERA)
  14. Virginia JR C Matt Thaiss: average defender, I think he’s above-average; average or better arm, plays up; average to above-average power, some have it plus; good athlete; really good approach, very well-balanced; strong and slow; better athlete than he looks; BA comp: Brian McCann; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .265/.306/.338 – 2 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 68 AB) (2015: .323/.413/.512 – 33 BB/26 K – 4/4 SB – 254 AB) (2016: .375/.473/.578 – 39 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 232 AB)
  15. 3B/SS Drew Mendoza (Lake Minneola HS, Florida): above-average power upside; above-average to plus hit tool, others like it way less; good approach; good glove; above-average to plus arm; above-average to plus speed; good athlete; little too much swing-and-miss than ideal; LHH; PG comp: Corey Seager; 6-4, 200 pounds
  16. Wright State JR C Sean Murphy: plus to plus-plus arm; very good glove; above-average athlete; average to above-average power upside; quick bat; strong; moves well behind plate; now uses whole field; FAVORITE; 6-2, 205 pounds (2014: .254/.375/.316 – 16 BB/18 K – 4/6 SB – 114 AB) (2015: .329/.423/.458 – 28 BB/30 K – 7/10 SB – 225 AB) (2016: .270/.391/.505 – 19 BB/15 K – 5/5 SB – 111 AB)
  17. Louisville JR 2B/OF Nick Solak: great approach; strong hit tool; above-average to plus speed underway; sneaky pop, can drive mistakes; steady glove; D1 comp: “not” Kevin Newman; 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)
  18. Southeastern Louisiana rJR OF/C Jameson Fisher: above-average to plus hit tool; average or better power; below-average speed; raw defender behind plate; good athlete; can also play 1B; labrum surgery cost him 2015 season, knocked his arm to average at best; reminds me of Mark Zagunis as a draft prospect; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .279/.372/.384 – 21 BB/23 K – 8/16 SB – 219 AB) (2014: .389/.481/.469 – 30 BB/29 K – 9/17 SB – 239 AB) (2016: .437/.564/.716 – 50 BB/29 K – 15/23 SB – 190 AB)
  19. Vanderbilt JR OF/1B Bryan Reynolds: good hit tool; good athlete; above-average CF range, more natural there than corner; average to above-average speed, others like it less; average or better arm; average power; great approach; another potential Benintendi breakout candidate; FAVORITE; BHH; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .338/.395/.480 – 23 BB/49 K – 14/20 SB – 281 AB) (2015: .318/.388/.462 – 31 BB/67 K – 17/19 SB – 286 AB) (2016: .330/.461/.603 – 49 BB/58 K – 8/13 SB – 224 AB)
  20. Oklahoma JR 3B/RHP Sheldon Neuse: plus arm; steady glove; average speed; plus bat speed; above-average raw power; strong; good approach; 90-95 FB, 97 peak; average to above-average 80-82 SL with plus upside; above-average 82 CU; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .304/.369/.521 – 27 BB/31 K – 7/9 SB – 240 AB) (2014: 8.25 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 12 IP – 2.25 ERA) (2015: .275/.342/.424 – 24 BB/46 K – 10/16 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .369/.465/.646 – 39 BB/43 K – 12/14 SB – 198 AB) (2016: 8.83 K/9 – 2.33 BB/9 – 19.1 IP – 1.40 ERA)
  21. Louisville JR C Will Smith: average hit tool; average to above-average arm; steady glove; average at best power; easy average or better speed; plus athlete; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .221/.333/.273 – 10 BB/9 K – 3/3 SB – 77 AB) (2015: .242/.333/.331 – 19 BB/27 K – 2/4 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .380/.476/.573 – 18 BB/12 K – 9/10 SB – 150 AB)
  22. Oregon State JR C Logan Ice: really good defender; power upside; average arm; BHH; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .250/.393/.279 – 40 BB/26 K – 5/5 SB – 172 AB) (2015: .276/.362/.431 – 17 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 123 AB) (2016: .310/.432/.563 – 37 BB/25 K – 2/2 SB – 174 AB)
  23. 3B/SS Andres Sosa (Reagan HS, Texas): good hit tool; plus approach; power upside; good speed; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
  24. 3B/2B Bo Bichette (Lakewood HS, Florida): plus bat speed; strong; plus to plus-plus raw power, others have it above-average; improved approach; hits it everywhere; average to above-average speed; has a weird back elbow thing; reminds me of Maikel Franco some; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
  25. LSU JR OF Jake Fraley: plus bat speed; above-average hit tool; above-average to plus speed; some power upside; good athlete; balanced swing, able to hit it anywhere; good approach; strong enough arm; easy CF range; LHH; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .372/.419/.521 – 9 BB/16 K – 8/10 SB – 121 AB) (2015: .307/.372/.427 – 21 BB/24 K – 23/29 SB – 225 AB) (2016: .319/.403/.442 – 35 BB/31 K – 27/35 SB – 251 AB)
  26. Florida JR 1B Pete Alonso: easy plus raw power; strong; plus bat speed; good approach; average or better arm; slow; improving defender; RHH; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .264/.344/.376 – 19 BB/35 K – 1/1 SB – 197 AB) (2015: .301/.398/.503 – 18 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .368/.464/.632 – 29 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 193 AB)
  27. 1B/3B Joe Rizzo (Oakton HS, Virginia): plus hit tool; quick bat; above-average to plus power upside; strong; strong arm; good approach; could be tried at 2B or C; have heard young John Kruk as a comp, which is amazing on many levels; FAVORITE; LHH; 5-11, 215 pounds
  28. Clemson JR C Chris Okey: good athlete; average hit tool; average or better defender; average at best speed; average or better power upside, could be plus; average or better arm, flashes plus; quick bat; Jason Kendall comp; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .248/.311/.350 – 22 BB/33 K – 3/5 SB – 226 AB) (2015: .315/.389/.545 – 27 BB/49 K – 3/3 SB – 235 AB) (2016: .339/.465/.611 – 51 BB/54 K – 4/7 SB – 239 AB)
  29. OF Brandon Marsh (Buford HS, Georgia): plus athlete; plus to plus-plus speed; plus arm; quick bat; average or better power upside; CF range; good approach; LHH; BA comp: Colby Rasmus; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  30. OF/1B Will Benson (The Westminster Schools, Georgia): plus to plus-plus power upside; plus to plus-plus bat speed; above-average to plus arm; very strong; above-average to plus speed; potential plus RF, but others disagree; obvious Jason Heyward comp, but lacks present defensive and plate discipline component; young for class; LHH; 6-6, 220 pounds
  31. Mississippi JR OF JB Woodman: above-average to plus athlete; above-average to plus speed; above-average or better arm, very accurate; good CF range; above-average to plus raw power; quick bat; strong; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .298/.346/.429 – 13 BB/34 K – 10/16 SB – 168 AB) (2015: .274/.386/.429 – 39 BB/59 K – 7/10 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .323/.412/.578 – 33 BB/48 K – 12/19 SB – 232 AB)
  32. Auburn JR OF Anfernee Grier: above-average hit tool; above-average raw power; above-average to plus speed; plus bat speed; sneaky pop, chance for average at maturity; above-average to plus arm (others have it average at best); plus CF range; leadoff profile; young for class; has blown by old Tony Kemp comp; 5-11, 170 pounds (2015: .323/.391/.445 – 22 BB/61 K – 9/16 SB – 254 AB) (2016: .366/.457/.576 – 32 BB/55 K – 19/24 SB – 238 AB)
  33. OF Taylor Trammel (Mount Paran Christian HS, Georgia): plus athlete; quick bat; plus to plus-plus speed; above-average to plus CF range; strong; iffy arm strength, could be average in time; average raw power; “good to plus” upgrades all spring; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  34. Louisville rSO 3B/SS Blake Tiberi: plus hit tool; great athlete; average power upside; above-average arm; good speed; strong defender; FAVORITE; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .261/.330/.424 – 9 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 92 AB) (2016: .331/.380/.534 – 18 BB/20 K – 2/2 SB – 236 AB)
  35. South Carolina JR OF Dom Thompson-Williams: plus athlete; plus to plus-plus speed; power upside; CF range; good approach; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .330/.431/.524 – 38 BB/50 K – 18/23 SB – 227 AB)
  36. Florida JR OF Buddy Reed: plus-plus speed; above-average to plus arm; plus athlete; above-average to plus raw power; easy plus CF range; relatively new to baseball; D1 comps: Michael Taylor and Devon White; BHH; FAVORITE; 6-4, 210 pounds (2014: .244/.314/.285 – 18 BB/38 K – 5/10 SB – 172 AB) (2015: .305/.367/.433 – 27 BB/56 K – 18/26 SB – 282 AB) (2016: .255/.358/.397 – 37 BB/58 K – 24/26 SB – 239 AB)
  37. 1B/OF Christian Jones (Federal Way HS, Washington): strong; quick bat; loud contact; power upside; good approach; really good athlete; PG comp: Jonathan Singleton and Bobby Bradley (swing); BA comp: Ryan Howard; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  38. 1B/C TJ Collett (Terre Haute North Vigo HS, Indiana): big power upside; really good hit tool; just straight up love the bat here; PG comp: Josh Naylor and Kyle Schwarber; LHH; 6-1, 220 pounds
  39. SS/2B Gavin Lux (Indian Trail Academy, Wisconsin): big hit tool; average to above-average raw power; good athlete; good defensive tools, chance to be above-average; plus arm, others like it less (average strength, but plays up); above-average speed; have heard bigger Scooter Gennett; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
  40. Florida Atlantic JR SS/RHP CJ Chatham: above-average range; above-average to plus arm strength, very accurate; hits it everywhere; above-average to plus power upside; would be outstanding at third if forced to shift over; easy player to dream on; could shift to mound if hole in swing proves problematic thanks to 90-93 FB and above-average SL; FAVORITE; 6-4, 185 pounds (2014: .300/.324/.415 – 8 BB/39 K – 1/2 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .335/.361/.496 – 10 BB/28 K – 3/6 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .365/.432/.568 – 23 BB/34 K – 2/3 SB – 241 AB)
  41. 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; 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)
  42. USC JR C Jeremy Martinez: good hit tool; above-average to plus arm; good enough defender; RHH: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .297/.380/.368 – 20 BB/14 K – 2/5 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .296/.395/.367 – 32 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 226 AB) (2016: .376/.460/.563 – 19 BB/12 K – 1/3 SB – 213 AB)
  43. Murray State JR C Tyler Lawrence: great approach; steady glove, has improved; 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .313/.397/.389 – 28 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .302/.391/.571 – 27 BB/38 K – 2/3 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .355/.469/.589 – 44 BB/42 K – 1/2 SB – 214 AB)
  44. OF/RHP JC Flowers (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): plus arm; above-average to plus speed; plus athlete; good approach; easy CF range; RHH; 85-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; good 79-80 CU; 72-81 SL (79-83), flashes above-average to plus; 6-3, 175 pounds
  45. Ohio State JR OF Ronnie Dawson: good athlete; above-average to plus raw power; above-average to plus speed; good approach, can get too aggressive; quick bat; strong arm; could be great in a corner; physically stronger than most; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .337/.396/.454 – 16 BB/35 K – 10/15 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .279/.363/.465 – 26 BB/41 K – 16/24 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .331/.419/.611 – 37 BB/43 K – 21/25 SB – 257 AB)
  46. Cal SO C/1B Brett Cumberland: good hit tool; average or better arm; good enough glove, but still raw; undeniable power upside; BHH; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .254/.405/.429 – 33 BB/41 K – 0/0 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .344/.480/.678 – 38 BB/40 K – 5/5 SB – 180 AB)
  47. Tulane JR C Jake Rogers: average to above-average power upside, plays down; plus athlete; really intriguing glove, chance for plus to plus-plus overall defensive game; excels at pitch-framing; exceptionally strong arm (plus to plus-plus for me), others like it less; could be better version of Austin Hedges; reminds me some of Buster Posey defensively and athletically, though not at all as a hitter; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .202/.264/.245 – 12 BB/23 K – 1/3 SB – 163 AB) (2015: .227/.330/.256 – 26 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .260/.382/.395 – 33 BB/39 K – 13/13 SB – 200 AB)
  48. 2B/OF Carlos Cortes (Oviedo HS, Florida): plus hit tool, others like it way less; average to above-average power upside; plus bat speed; great approach; no bad plate appearances; strong; quick bat; average arm(s); average at best speed; has also played C; PG comp: Kolten Wong; LHH; 5-9, 200 pounds
  49. 3B/SS Colton Welker (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, Florida): average or better power upside; average or better hit tool; good glove; good approach; PG draft comp: Nolan Arenado; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  50. 3B/SS Luis Curbelo (Cocoa HS, Florida): plus bat speed; above-average to plus raw power; good athlete; steady glove; plus arm; average at best speed; can also play 2B and OF; RHH; 6-3, 185 pounds
  51. 1B/RHP Ulysses Cantu (Boswell HS, Texas): one of the best hit tools in this class; average or better power upside; plus approach; strong bodied; strong arm; good glove; has dabbled at both C and 3B; 84-91 FB; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-0, 225 pounds
  52. Samford JR OF Heath Quinn: above-average to plus speed; plus power upside; average to above-average arm; strong; good approach; above-average range in corner; RHH; 6-3, 220 pounds (2014: .319/.398/.533 – 29 BB/62 K – 2/4 SB – 229 AB) (2015: .340/.418/.580 – 21 BB/44 K – 8/9 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .343/.452/.682 – 44 BB/55 K – 4/6 SB – 242 AB)
  53. 2B/SS Nicholas Quintana (Arbor View HS, Nevada): average to above-average raw power, some have it plus; above-average arm; good hit tool; strong; average at best speed, likely below-average sooner rather than later; admittedly I’m one of the few remaining who believe in him at SS, most others see him working best at 2B, 3B, or C; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
  54. OF Akil Baddoo (Salem HS, Georgia): chance for plus hit tool; above-average to plus speed; quick bat; good athlete; below-average arm; David Rawnsley comp: Rondell White; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds
  55. C Herbert Iser (Killian HS, Florida): plus bat speed; strong; really good defender, though not without some rough edges; above-average to plus arm; above-average to plus raw power; improved approach; not known as a great athlete; but athletic enough to stick behind the plate for me; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  56. Bradley JR 3B Spencer Gaa: plus speed; power upside; strong arm; quick bat; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .294/.382/.390 – 26 BB/33 K – 15/22 SB – 187 AB) (2015: .351/.387/.500 – 9 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .333/.403/.522 – 16 BB/13 K – 9/10 SB – 186 AB)
  57. Pittsburgh SO 3B/SS Charles LeBlanc: quick bat; strong arm; good athlete; strong; power upside; strong arm; young for class; 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .291/.370/.429 – 21 BB/46 K – 6/11 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .405/.494/.513 – 30 BB/29 K – 7/8 SB – 195 AB)
  58. Coastal Carolina JR 2B/SS Michael Paez: good hit tool; good approach; sneaky pop, could be average or a tick below; average or better speed; good defensive tools; strong enough arm, but stretched some at short; impressive range at either spot; if he can streamline his swing again, 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)
  59. 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; above-average to plus speed; above-average to plus glove at second; sneaky pop; good approach; reminds me of Scott Kingery; 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)
  60. C Ben Rortvedt (Verona Area HS, Wisconsin): good hit tool; above-average power; quick bat; average to above-average arm; agile behind plate; average speed; good athlete; very strong; good approach; older for class; LHH; 5-10, 190 pounds
  61. New Mexico JR 1B/C Chris DeVito: plus raw power; 6-2, 220 pounds (2015: .314/.398/.532 – 23 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 156 AB) (2016: .377/.434/.693 – 25 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 228 AB)
  62. SS Grae Kessinger (Oxford HS, Mississippi): leadoff approach; plus athlete; plus bat speed; above-average range; above-average to plus speed, others like it less; above-average to plus arm; chance for plus overall glove; FAVORITE; 6-2, 175 pounds
  63. OF Jaren Shelby (Tates Creek HS, Kentucky): good hit tool; plus bat speed; above-average to plus speed, plays up; easy CF range; good athlete; good approach; above-average to plus arm strength; power upside; RHH; little bit of the HS version of Corey Ray to him; 5-11, 185 pounds
  64. OF Avery Tuck (Steele Canyon HS, California): above-average to plus arm strength; serious present power with plus to plus-plus power upside, others like it less (average to above-average raw); plus bat speed; strong; plus athlete; average or better speed; definite contact questions, but the physical profile is still quite intriguing; PG draft stock comp: Greg Pickett; FAVORITE; LHH; 6-5, 200 pounds
  65. OF Chase Cheek (Phillips HS, Florida): plus to plus-plus speed; plus CF range; good arm; really intriguing hit tool; plays to strengths; good bunter; LHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
  66. OF Garrett Hodges (South Effingham HS, Georgia): plus bat speed; power upside; big hit tool; LHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
  67. C Bradley Debo (Orange HS, North Carolina): above-average arm; good defender, but still learning on the job; above-average to plus power upside; strong; PG comp: Chris Betts; older Kiley McDaniel comp: Nick Ciuffo; LHH; 6-1, 210 pounds
  68. Virginia JR SS/3B Daniel Pinero: plus defensive tools, though I admittedly like them more than most; really impressive range; average or better arm; average at best speed; has made continuous improvements as a hitter; similar boom/bust profile as CJ Chatham with a wide range of scouting opinions on his skill set; 6-5, 210 pounds (2014: .261/.372/.286 – 36 BB/31 K – 10/13 SB – 241 AB) (2015: .308/.409/.419 – 39 BB/37 K – 9/11 SB – 253 AB) (2016: .340/.441/.500 – 39 BB/30 K – 5/11 SB – 212 AB)
  69. Arizona State JR SS/2B Colby Woodmansee: plus arm; reliable glove; impressive range; quick hands; can make all the plays and then some; quick bat; average to above-average power upside; average to above-average speed; good athlete; could also play 3B; one of the best and safest all-around shortstop prospects in the class, arguably the “truest” shortstop of the college crop; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .200/.255/.318 – 6 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 85 AB) (2015: .308/.355/.454 – 20 BB/39 K – 2/5 SB – 240 AB) (2016: .269/.361/.443 – 30 BB/35 K – 1/4 SB – 219 AB)
  70. SS Nonie Williams (Turner HS, Kansas): good approach; plus athlete; plus speed; plus bat speed; impressive defensive tools; average to above-average raw power; might fit best in CF, but coming on fast as a SS; BHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  71. Kansas JR C Michael Tinsley: great athlete; good speed; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .361/.426/.459 – 7 BB/7 K – 2/3 SB – 61 AB) (2015: .337/.407/.459 – 24 BB/19 K – 4/5 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .377/.460/.495 – 32 BB/18 K – 9/10 SB – 212 AB)
  72. C Cooper Johnson (Carmel Catholic HS, Illinois): really good glove; plus to plus-plus arm; plus athlete; quick bat; average raw power; strong; obvious Austin Hedges comp; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
  73. C/1B Mario Feliciano (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus power upside; above-average to plus arm strength, currently plays closer to average; raw defender, but chance to be average; average speed; young for class; might be the highest upside catcher in the HS class; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  74. North Carolina State JR 1B/OF Preston Palmeiro: good hit tool, can hit it anywhere; pretty swing; above-average raw power; really good glove; good athlete; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .284/.359/.343 – 13 BB/27 K – 2/3 SB – 102 AB) (2015: .305/.381/.456 – 26 BB/37 K – 2/4 SB – 239 AB) (2016: .326/.404/.536 – 29 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 233 AB)
  75. Bryant JR OF Matt Albanese: above-average speed; average power upside; CF range; strong arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .322/.403/.463 – 20 BB/24 K – 11/14 SB – 214 AB) (2015: .319/.373/.542 – 9 BB/20 K – 9/9 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .366/.471/.639 – 28 BB/15 K – 15/20 SB – 183 AB)
  76. Auburn JR OF Josh Palacios: above-average hit tool; above-average speed; average power upside; corner range; iffy arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .385/.463/.608 – 19 BB/27 K – 12/17 SB – 143 AB)
  77. Texas A&M JR OF Nick Banks: above-average hit tool; above-average to plus speed (average for others, myself included); above-average to plus arm (average to above-average for others), very accurate; above-average to plus power upside; CF range, good not great; pretty swing; approach is work in progress, but chance to be pretty good; smart hitter, works pitchers; whole fields approach; D1 comp: Tyler Naquin; Hunter Renfroe comp; LHH; 6-0, 215 pounds (2014: .327/.386/.427 – 17 BB/33 K – 7/12 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .364/.450/.536 – 34 BB/58 K – 9/10 SB – 239 AB) (2016: .289/.360/.491 – 22 BB/47 K – 7/10 SB – 228 AB)
  78. OF Connor Capel (Seven Lakes HS, Texas): average to above-average hit tool; above-average arm; above-average speed; great athlete; quick bat; good approach; BA comp: Tyler Naquin; older for class; LHH; 6-1, 185 pounds
  79. OF Hunter Bishop (Serra HS, California): above-average speed; strong; good athlete; LHH; 6-4, 190 pounds
  80. OF/1B Dylan Carlson (Elk Grove HS, California): good hit tool; power upside; BHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  81. 2B/SS Cole Stobbe (Millard West HS, Nebraska): average or better hit tool; average power; average to above-average speed; above-average arm; good athlete; quick bat; strong; whole-field hitter; might be best at 3B; RHH; PG comps: Jed Lowrie and Mark Ellis; reminds me some of Brian Dozier; 6-1, 200 pounds
  82. SS/2B Alexis Torres (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): very good glove; impressive range; good athlete; average to above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; average to above-average raw power; MLB.com comp: Enrique Hernandez; RHH; 6-0, 170 pounds
  83. SS/3B Jose Miranda (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus bat speed; good hit tool; average power; good approach; good athlete; chance for plus glove at 3B; average arm, but enough; young for class; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 170 pounds
  84. Tulane JR SS Stephen Alemais: legit glove, lots of range; good athlete; above-average to plus arm; above-average to plus speed; average hit tool; some power upside, but not a big part of his game; borderline starter due to glove if he can keep making adjustments as a hitter; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .242/.308/.321 – 12 BB/20 K – 11/12 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .312/.361/.392 – 16 BB/25 K – 27/37 SB – 250 AB) (2016: .317/.370/.412 – 18 BB/28 K – 18/23 SB – 199 AB)
  85. Arizona State JR C Brian Serven: really good defender; plus athleticism and mobility behind plate; really strong arm; average or better raw power; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .249/.360/.355 – 20 BB/40 K – 1/2 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .294/.351/.448 – 11 BB/31 K – 3/3 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .293/.349/.418 – 16 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 208 AB)
  86. C Michael Amditis (Boca Raton Community HS, Florida): above-average arm; power upside; good approach; really good glove; good athlete; torn labrum is no joke, but his talent warrants a top three round gamble all the same; FAVORITE; 5-10, 190 pounds
  87. 1B/LHP Walker Robbins (George County HS, Mississippi): interesting bat; above-average to plus power upside; average speed; above-average to plus glove; very good athlete; 87-92 FB; LHH; PG comp: Dominic Smith; 6-3, 215 pounds
  88. 1B/3B Joey Polak (Quincy Notre Dame HS, Illinois): good hit tool; plus power upside; good approach; PG comp: Paul Goldschmidt; RHH; 6-5, 225 pounds
  89. 3B/RHP Rylan Thomas (Windermere Prep, Florida): plus raw power; strong; quick bat; PG comp: Joe Davis; RHH; 90-93 FB; 79-81 SL; 6-0, 225 pounds
  90. 3B/SS Kevin Brophy (Morristown-Beard School, New Jersey): strong; quick bat; good hit tool; good approach; power upside; good athlete; BHH; 6-3, 210 pounds
  91. Towson JR 3B/C Brady Policelli: playing SS in 2016; average to above-average speed; power upside; good athlete; plus arm; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .267/.360/.458 – 14 BB/25 K – 2/5 SB – 120 AB) (2015: .250/.364/.445 – 30 BB/44 K – 8/10 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .375/.502/.620 – 45 BB/42 K – 22/25 SB – 200 AB)
  92. Austin Peay JR 3B/SS Logan Gray: plus-plus speed (others have it above-average); easy average to above-average power upside; good approach; great defensive tools; great athlete; can also play 2B; FAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds (2014: .249/.318/.451 – 17 BB/59 K – 5/11 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .366/.461/.752 – 24 BB/44 K – 11/11 SB – 153 AB) (2016: .356/.446/.711 – 23 BB/43 K – 7/9 SB – 149 AB)
  93. OF Francisco Del Valle (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus power upside; quick bat; strong; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  94. OF Josh Stephen (Mater Dei HS, California): chance for plus hit tool; easy CF range; above-average to plus speed, others like it less; below-average arm; leadoff approach; power upside; quick bat; LHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
  95. OF/LHP Khalil Lee (Flint Hill HS, Virginia): power upside; quick bat; above-average to plus arm; CF range; good athlete; strong; average speed; 86-92 FB, 94 peak; 78-82 CU with plus upside; 76-78 SL; groundball stuff; LHH; 5-10, 180 pounds
  96. OF Thomas Jones (Laurens District 55 HS, South Carolina): plus athlete; plus raw power; strong; above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; quick bat; PG comp: Devon White; like a HS version of Anfernee Grier; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  97. 2B Morgan McCullough (West Seattle HS, Washington): good speed, plays up; really good approach, wears pitchers out; good hit tool; good glove; FAVORITE; LHH; 5-9, 175 pounds
  98. Florida Gulf Coast rJR 2B/OF Jake Noll: good hit tool; quick bat; above-average speed; good athlete; 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)
  99. UNC Wilmington rJR C Gavin Stupienski: good hit tool; steady glove; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 220 pounds (2014: .257/.364/.343 – 7 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB) (2015: .344/.415/.516 – 22 BB/30 K – 2/2 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .350/.448/.587 – 38 BB/27 K – 3/5 SB – 223 AB)
  100. Nevada JR OF/LHP Trenton Brooks: CF range; good athlete; PG comp: Mark Kotsay; 88-92 FB; good CB; 6-0, 170 pounds (2014: .330/.373/.420 – 11 BB/17 K – 4/4 SB – 188 AB) (2014: 6.43 K/9 – 5.14 BB/9 – 28 IP – 3.86 ERA) (2015: 5.84 K/9 – 4.86 BB/9 – 37.0 IP – 3.65 ERA) (2015: .365/.484/.515 – 39 BB/25 K – 5/8 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .277/.391/.451 – 40 BB/26 K – 7/12 SB – 224 AB) (2016: 6.38 K/9 – 2.44 BB/9 – 77.2 IP – 5.56 ERA)
  101. SS/CF Jaxon Williams (BF Terry HS, Texas): good glove; lots of range; quick bat; good approach; sneaky pop; plus athlete; really impressive in CF; RHH; 5-9, 160 pounds
  102. Georgia Tech JR SS Connor Justus: above-average to plus glove; average to above-average arm; bat coming around in a hurry; ascending player with a chance to play every day; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .254/.342/.321 – 22 BB/43 K – 1/7 SB – 209 AB) (2015: .249/.349/.308 – 23 BB/35 K – 5/5 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .324/.442/.486 – 41 BB/38 K – 9/12 SB – 247 AB)
  103. Missouri JR SS/3B Ryan Howard: average raw power; good defensive tools; above-average arm; steady yet unspectacular at short, could be better at third or second; average at best speed; profiles as bat-first utility player if drafting team deems his defense not good enough for regular duty at short; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .237/.340/.302 – 21 BB/20 K – 1/1 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .308/.369/.433 – 18 BB/24 K – 6/11 SB – 224 AB) (2016: .295/.381/.433 – 29 BB/33 K – 10/15 SB – 217 AB)
  104. South Carolina JR OF Gene Cone: good athlete; good approach; strong hit tool; good defender; average to above-average speed; enough range for CF; little power; 6-0, 170 pounds (2014: .221/.371/.288 – 26 BB/26 K – 4/5 SB – 104 AB) (2015: .257/.377/.322 – 35 BB/32 K – 13/14 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .373/.480/.515 – 42 BB/22 K – 7/11 SB – 204 AB)
  105. Michigan JR 1B/LHP Carmen Benedetti: quick bat; power upside; has experience in OF; 88-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 77-80 CU; 72-76 CB; better Brian Johnson?; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .275/.318/.392 – 10 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 153 AB) (2015: .352/.418/.541 – 28 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 233 AB) (2015: 13.80 K/9 – 7.80 BB/9 – 14.2 IP – 1.80 ERA) (2016: .326/.465/.492 – 45 BB/29 K – 6/7 SB – 193 AB) (2016: 10.48 K/9 – 7.40 BB/9 – 14.2 IP – 2.45 ERA)
  106. Arizona JR 3B/RHP Bobby Dalbec: above-average to plus power; above-average to plus arm; below-average speed; long swing; athletic enough to stick at third, where he has improved a lot; 88-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average 75-84 SL, flashes plus (79-85 in 2016); cutter; average 80-82 CU; Troy Glaus comp; have heard Chris Dominguez; RHH; 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: .266/.333/.355 – 18 BB/48 K – 1/3 SB – 169 AB) (2014: 5.68 K/9 – 2.37 BB/9 – 38 IP – 2.13 ERA) (2015: .319/.410/.601 – 32 BB/60 K – 0/2 SB – 213 AB) (2016: .253/.368/.418 – 31 BB/71 K – 7/9 SB – 194 AB)
  107. Eastern Kentucky SR 3B/1B Mandy Alvarez: good approach; quick bat; average power upside; average speed; average glove; average arm; could be tried at 2B again; Florida International transfer; 6-1, 215 pounds (2015: .319/.371/.565 – 17 BB/29 K – 1/4 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .409/.455/.646 – 22 BB/24 K – 1/2 SB – 237 AB)
  108. North Carolina JR OF Tyler Ramirez: average power upside; average to above-average speed; average arm; really good approach; solid glove; CF range; Colin Moran swing comp; LHH; BA comp: Jon Jay; FAVORITE; 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .286/.364/.382 – 27 BB/43 K – 11/14 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .285/.416/.491 – 44 BB/51 K – 18/22 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .333/.482/.540 – 50 BB/54 K – 10/13 SB – 189 AB)
  109. Dallas Baptist JR OF David Martinelli: shows all five tools as consistently as almost any college hitter in this class; average to above-average raw power; above-average to plus speed; average to above-average arm, others have it plus; impressive athlete; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .274/.372/.453 – 28 BB/59 K – 3/4 SB – 201 AB) (2015: .267/.340/.510 – 22 BB/67 K – 6/9 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .321/.396/.528 – 24 BB/30 K – 9/10 SB – 193 AB)
  110. OF Dean Looney (Butler HS, North Carolina): plus bat speed; can really hit; easy plus power upside; LF defensive profile; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds
  111. OF Kobie Taylor (Portsmouth HS, New Hampshire): above-average to plus speed; easy CF range; quick bat; power upside; good athlete; strong arm; RHH; 6-0, 175 pounds
  112. Dallas Baptist JR 1B/RHP Darick Hall: plus power upside; good hit tool; good glove; LHH; 88-91 FB; mid-70s CU; upper-70s SL; 6-4, 235 pounds (2016: .298/.417/.615 – 30 BB/49 K – 1/1 SB – 218 AB) (2016: 8.84 K/9 – 1.61 BB/9 – 89.2 IP – 3.41 ERA)
  113. Kentucky JR 2B/OF JaVon Shelby: above-average to plus speed; power upside; above-average to plus bat speed; great athlete; good glove; quick bat; continuously improving at second; can also play 3B, where he has generally impressed; strong arm; PG comp: Josh Harrison; 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)
  114. Texas A&M JR 2B/OF Ryne Birk: good athlete; above-average speed; average power, more than you’d think; average or better still but inconsistent defender, better in 2015/2016; average at best arm; 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)
  115. LSU SO 3B/2B Greg Deichmann: power upside; above-average to plus speed; strong; way too aggressive; great athlete; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .268/.324/.482 – 16 BB/40 K – 5/11 SB – 220 AB)
  116. TCU JR 3B/SS Elliott Barzilli: really good defender; average or better hit tool; average speed; sneaky pop; can also play 2B and 1B; great athlete; Georgia Tech transfer; 6-1, 175 pounds (2015: .250/.315/.340 – 9 BB/13 K – 4/4 SB – 100 AB) (2016: .367/.440/.566 – 27 BB/27 K – 12/13 SB – 221 AB)
  117. Southeast Missouri State JR OF Dan Holst: plus speed; good hit tool; power upside; great approach; average arm; good in corner, CF range; LHH; 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .314/.463/.505 – 49 BB/46 K – 18/20 SB – 188 AB)
  118. Nebraska JR OF Ryan Boldt: above-average to plus speed; good approach; average to above-average raw power (some have it plus), still doesn’t really show up in games; above-average hit tool; above-average CF range; average at best arm; impressive plate coverage; smart hitter; pretty swing; popular Darin Erstad comp; I see Mark Kotsay/Melky Cabrera; could be 2016’s Andrew Benintendi; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .311/.382/.437 – 25 BB/35 K – 7/11 SB – 238 AB) (2015: .344/.429/.408 – 27 BB/27 K – 9/13 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .288/.344/.416 – 20 BB/36 K – 20/29 SB – 257 AB)
  119. Spartanburg Methodist CC C Tyler Lancaster: solid glove; power upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .376/.467/.608 – 36 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 194 AB)
  120. SS Grant Bodison (Mauldin HS, South Carolina): plus arm; plus speed; plus approach; average or better glove; quick bat; old for class; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  121. SS David Hamilton (San Marcos HS, Texas): very good athlete; good glove; chance for above-average hit tool; easy plus speed; strong enough arm, but might be best served moving to 2B or CF; sneaky pop; profile reminds me some of Roman Quinn; LHH; 5-11, 170 pounds
  122. SS/3B Hudson Sanchez (Southlake Carroll HS, Texas): average power upside; average speed; good athlete; quick bat; chance for plus glove at 3B; very young for class; does so many things well; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  123. SS Francisco Thomas (Osceloa HS, Puerto Rico): power upside; good approach; average speed; really good athlete; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  124. Mississippi State JR 3B/C Gavin Collins: strong hit tool; above-average to plus arm, likes to use it; average or better power upside; below-average speed; really good at 3B; Spencer Navin and Curt Casali comps; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .304/.355/.384 – 10 BB/18 K – 0/2 SB – 138 AB) (2015: .228/.313/.299 – 15 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 127 AB) (2016: .301/.404/.512 – 29 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 209 AB)
  125. Mississippi State JR 1B Nathaniel Lowe: strong; above-average to plus raw power; good approach; strong arm; LHH; 6-4, 230 pounds (2016: .358/.429/.504 – 30 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 240 AB)
  126. Michigan State JR 1B/2B Jordan Zimmerman: good hit tool; quick bat; good athlete; above-average arm; above-average speed; 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .374/.461/.594 – 32 BB/33 K – 10/16 SB – 219 AB)
  127. Creighton JR SS/2B Nicky Lopez: good athlete; plus speed; strong and accurate arm; really good glove; enough pop and patience to potentially get him to the big leagues; 5-9, 170 pounds (2014: .276/.392/.314 – 24 BB/21 K – 7/9 SB – 156 AB) (2015: .246/.321/.335 – 14 BB/14 K – 7/8 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .306/.417/.444 – 26 BB/13 K – 11/13 SB – 196 AB)
  128. Long Beach State JR SS/2B Garrett Hampson: plus to plus-plus speed, though others like it less; average hit tool; plus defensive tools; average to above-average arm, could push him to 2B on his lesser days; plus range; plus athlete; promising yet still unproven bat; little power; special instincts for the game; reminds me some of Kevin Newman defensively; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .308/.338/.392 – 14 BB/39 K – 9/15 SB – 240 AB) (2015: .296/.368/.366 – 20 BB/35 K – 18/22 SB – 216 AB) (2016: .307/.390/.402 – 28 BB/37 K – 23/31 SB – 244 AB)
  129. Pepperdine JR SS Manny Jefferson: steady glove, flashes more; could be better fit at third base athletically; above-average arm is more than enough for either spot; average speed; best is yet to come as a hitter; very intriguing all-around talent; 6-3, 170 pounds (2014: .227/.254/.301 – 8 BB/37 K – 1/2 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .250/.319/.378 – 19 BB/46 K – 2/4 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .277/.361/.515 – 25 BB/50 K – 2/2 SB – 202 AB)
  130. Oklahoma State SR SS/2B Donnie Walton: steady glove at multiple spots, flashes better; average speed; average arm; good approach; hit tool will carry him; BHH; 5-10, 175 pounds (2013: .298/.381/.367 – 25 BB/30 K – 7/10 SB – 188 AB) (2014: .310/.407/.405 – 38 BB/36 K – 7/10 SB – 252 AB) (2015: .326/.410/.481 – 22 BB/23 K – 3/3 SB – 135 AB) (2016: .352/.447/.466 – 31 BB/29 K – 13/17 SB – 219 AB)
  131. Oregon State JR SS Trever Morrison: really good glove; above-average arm; above-average to plus speed; good athlete; has experience in CF; has all the athletic tools to play the position, so confidence in his bat will determine his future role (regular or utility); interesting older (pre-breakout) Brandon Crawford comp; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .225/.350/.289 – 34 BB/50 K – 8/9 SB – 204 AB) (2015: .317/.412/.400 – 19 BB/23 K – 2/4 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .284/.345/.402 – 15 BB/38 K – 1/3 SB – 194 AB)
  132. OF Trevyne Carter (Soddy Daisy HS, Tennessee): above-average to plus speed; great athlete; 6-3, 185 pounds
  133. OF/RHP Michael Toglia (Gig Harbor HS, Washington): plus power upside; strong arm; great athlete; low-90s FB; BHH; 6-5, 200 pounds
  134. Ohio State JR OF Troy Montgomery: good speed; great approach; surprising pop; tools all play up; FAVORITE; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .235/.294/.353 – 12 BB/17 K – 4/9 SB – 136 AB) (2015: .317/.431/.493 – 38 BB/30 K – 35/41 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .297/.423/.466 – 50 BB/41 K – 21/28 SB – 236 AB)
  135. Georgia JR OF Stephen Wrenn: average hit tool; plus to plus-plus speed; plus CF range; plus athlete; average to above-average arm; average to above-average raw power; raw approach, still; BA comp: Peter Bourjos; 6-2, 180 pounds (2014: .254/.337/.272 – 24 BB/39 K – 16/20 SB – 213 AB) (2015: .324/.400/.482 – 23 BB/40 K – 28/34 SB – 222 AB) (2016: .297/.364/.435 – 19 BB/47 K – 12/16 SB – 209 AB)
  136. Ball State JR OF Alex Call: power upside; average to above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .354/.437/.442 – 23 BB/25 K – 2/9 SB – 206 AB) (2015: .339/.392/.465 – 19 BB/31 K – 12/18 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .358/.443/.667 – 29 BB/29 K – 17/21 SB – 243 AB)
  137. C/RHP Zack Smith (Eastern Wayne HS, North Carolina): power upside; quick bat; great athlete; strong arm; 88 FB; FAVORITE; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  138. C Jake Sullivan (Durant HS, Florida): plus raw power; strong; quick bat; older for class; RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
  139. C/1B Andy Yerzy (York Mills Collegiate Institute, Ontario): above-average raw power; good approach; has defensive questions to answer; 6-3, 215 pounds
  140. C/1B Thomas Dillard (Oxford HS, Mississippi): above-average or better power upside; good approach; good glove; above-average arm; strong; average speed; has gotten a Chris Okey comp, but not quite on the same level athletically or defensively for me; BHH; 6-0, 215 pounds
  141. C/OF Blake Sabol (Aliso Niguel HS, California): very good athlete; above-average speed; power upside; good arm; will have to sell teams on his defense as all taller catchers do, but might have the athleticism to stick; LHH; 6-4, 190 pounds
  142. Mississippi SO SS/2B Tate Blackman: average power upside;; steady glove; above-average to plus speed, others like it less; great athlete; average arm may keep him at second, but I believe in him at short for now; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .197/.293/.254 – 10 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 122 AB) (2016: .322/.392/.435 – 30 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 230 AB)
  143. 1B/3B Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, California): plus bat speed; power upside; good athlete; good speed; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds
  144. Hartford JR 1B/3B David MacKinnon: great athlete; good hit tool; good speed; above-average or better glove; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .366/.406/.450 – 8 BB/20 K – 6/8 SB – 131 AB) (2015: .351/.438/.443 – 25 BB/26 K – 7/7 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .392/.471/.544 – 29 BB/18 K – 5/9 SB – 217 AB)
  145. Southern Mississippi SR 1B Tim Lynch: plus raw power; good approach; LHH; 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .256/.382/.312 – 32 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .313/.400/.510 – 23 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .364/.464/.548 – 36 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 228 AB)
  146. LSU JR 2B/SS Kramer Robertson: average to above-average speed; average or better power; plus athlete; intriguing bat; steady glove; 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)
  147. OF Christian Long (Westside HS, Texas): plus athlete; quick bat; good approach; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  148. OF Jordan Wiley (Richland HS, Texas): easy CF range; plus speed; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  149. OF Ronald Washington (Ridge Point HS, Texas): above-average power; quick bat; strong; good athlete; average at best arm; young for class; RHH; 6-0, 210 pounds
  150. Jacksonville JR OF Austin Hays: good approach; above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; good glove in corner; above-average power upside; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .271/.345/.385 – 24 BB/35 K – 9/11 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .350/.406/.655 – 16 BB/32 K – 15/20 SB – 223 AB)
  151. Arizona State JR OF/1B David Greer: really strong hit tool; plus approach; average glove; plus arm; has also played 2B and 3B; West Coast version of Jordan Zimmerman; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .314/.366/.427 – 13 BB/42 K – 4/8 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .341/.430/.573 – 33 BB/41 K – 4/6 SB – 220 AB)
  152. Texas A&M SR OF/3B Boomer White: plus hit tool; average speed; above-average raw power; quick bat; LF in pros; can also play C; TCU transfer; 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .351/.389/.452 – 10 BB/19 K – 2/4 SB – 188 AB) (2014: .315/.367/.390 – 20 BB/25 K – 12/16 SB – 267 AB) (2016: .398/.476/.533 – 33 BB/14 K – 10/14 SB – 246 AB)
  153. Western Nevada CC OF DJ Peters: above-average raw power; plus arm; average speed; good in corner; good approach; 6-6, 225 pounds (2016: .419/.510/.734 – 34 BB/33 K – 7/10 SB – 203 AB)
  154. Eastern Kentucky SR OF Kyle Nowlin: solid hit tool; average at best speed; above-average to plus power upside; underrated athlete; corner outfielder profile; 6-0, 240 pounds (2014: .307/.410/.467 – 33 BB/46 K – 15/20 SB – 225 AB) (2015: .326/.438/.690 – 34 BB/47 K – 18/24 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .300/.435/.657 – 50 BB/66 K – 5/6 SB – 207 AB)
  155. OF Wyatt Featherston (Green Mountain HS, Colorado): good speed; good athlete; power upside; good approach; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds
  156. OF EP Reese (North Davidson HS, North Carolina): plus speed, uses it very well; good arm; good hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
  157. OF Dominic Fletcher (Cypress HS, California): quick bat; really good defender in CF; plus arm; average or better speed; LHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
  158. College of Charleston JR OF/SS Bradley Jones: above-average to plus raw power; can hit it anywhere; plus speed; quick bat; strong; good arm; could also play 1B and 3B; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .309/.394/.586 – 24 BB/52 K – 4/4 SB – 181 AB) (2016: .283/.385/.489 – 35 BB/49 K – 2/2 SB – 219 AB)
  159. Arkansas SO OF Luke Bonfield: good approach; power upside; reminds me of Skye Bolt as a hitter; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .177/.346/.194 – 16 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB) (2016: .304/.402/.509 – 26 BB/41 K – 0/2 SB – 171 AB)
  160. Miami JR OF Willie Abreu: easy plus raw power; average speed; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; average in corner; LHH; 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: .277/.371/.336 – 34 BB/61 K – 4/5 SB – 220 AB) (2015: .288/.381/.419 – 27 BB/41 K – 4/4 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .269/.343/.507 – 16 BB/56 K – 5/7 SB – 219 AB)
  161. Pearl River CC SO OF/SS Zachary Clark: plus raw power; above-average arm; plus-plus speed; plus bat speed; great athlete; chance to be really good in center; huge upside, huge downside; scouting profile reminds me some of Tim Anderson; bio states his hobbies as kayak fishing, video games, music, hibachi, and coolin’; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .350/.437/.618 – 24 BB/41 K – 24/29 SB – 157 AB)
  162. Georgia Tech SO OF/1B Kel Johnson: above-average to plus raw power; strong; below-average arm, could work way up to average; below-average speed; power is a clear carrying tool and it’s a fine one to have, but it’s all he’s got; RHH; 6-4, 210 pounds (2015: .298/.369/.570 – 16 BB/55 K – 0/0 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .319/.367/.532 – 19 BB/71 K – 2/2 SB – 248 AB)
  163. Mississippi State rJR OF Jacob Robson: plus to plus-plus speed; plus athlete; CF range; chance for plus hit tool; average arm; 5-9, 180 pounds (2013: .206/.304/.227 – 12 BB/22 K – 3/4 SB – 97 AB) (2014: .063/.375/.063 – 8 BB/8 K – 4/5 SB – 16 AB) (2015: .324/.436/.368 – 37 BB/32 K – 21/27 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .335/.430/.432 – 30 BB/34 K – 18/20 SB – 176 AB)
  164. Pacific SR OF Gio Brusa: intriguing upside in bat; average at best speed; above-average to plus raw power, average currently; average at best arm; plus athlete; 6-3, 220 pounds (2013: .256/.326/.387 – 15 BB/34 K – 5/7 SB – 168 AB) (2014: .257/.303/.406 – 15 BB/35 K – 1/2 SB – 202 AB) (2015: .291/.400/.527 – 20 BB/31 K – 3/5 SB – 110 AB) (2016: .337/.418/.614 – 26 BB/41 K – 1/3 SB – 202 AB)
  165. Mississippi State JR OF/RHP Reid Humphreys (2016): good athlete; plus bat speed; above-average to plus power upside; good defensive tools; corner OF range; plus arm; has also played 3B; RHH; 88-92 FB, 96 peak; average 76-81 CB; good SL; CU; TJ survivor; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .241/.333/.310 – 8 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB) (2015: .247/.328/.389 – 15 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .317/.404/.503 – 24 BB/48 K – 0/1 SB – 183 AB) (2016: 11.83 K/9 – 2.54 BB/9 – 21.3 IP – 5.48 ERA)
  166. SS Josh Smith (Catholic HS, Louisiana): really good glove; above-average arm; average speed; average hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
  167. UMBC SR SS Kevin Lachance: above-average to plus speed, some have it even higher; steady glove; average pop; average at best arm; checks a lot of boxes as a potential big league utility infield contributor; 6-3, 185 pounds (2013: .251/.313/.349 – 14 BB/23 K – 13/19 SB – 175 AB) (2014: .256/.345/.300 – 23 BB/20 K – 12/14 SB – 180 AB) (2015: .270/.362/.355 – 28 BB/26 K – 29/34 SB – 211 AB) (2016: .373/.451/.539 – 28 BB/22 K – 28/32 SB – 204 AB)
  168. Jackson State JR C Carlos Diaz: good defender; strong arm; Miami transfer; 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .409/.465/.620 – 15 BB/16 K – 10/12 SB – 171 AB)
  169. UMBC JR C Hunter Dolshun: power upside; steady glove; 6-1, 225 pounds (2014: .304/.400/.422 – 20 BB/21 K – 2/2 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .293/.391/.377 – 26 BB/38 K – 3/3 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .345/.416/.603 – 21 BB/14 K – 1/3 SB – 174 AB)
  170. UC Santa Barbara rSO C Dempsey Grover: power upside; strong arm; good defensive tools; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .238/.360/.286 – 3 BB/3 K – 21 AB) (2016: .284/.393/.403 – 29 BB/29 K – 6/6 SB – 176 AB)
  171. OF Preston Jones (Mountain View HS, Washington): strong hit tool; easy CF range; good speed; good athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds
  172. OF Keenan Bell (Episcopal HS, Florida): strong; average hit tool; above-average power upside; corner profile with a strong arm; below-average speed; LHH; 6-2, 215 pounds
  173. Mississippi State rSO OF Brent Rooker: plus bat speed; above-average to plus power upside; average or better speed; average to above-average arm; good athlete; improving approach; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .257/.325/.378 – 7 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 74 AB) (2016: .320/.371/.553 – 15 BB/46 K – 2/3 SB – 197 AB)
  174. Florida State JR OF/SS Ben DeLuzio: plus athlete; plus to plus-plus speed; average or better power upside; really interesting defensive tools; strong arm; quick bat; easy CF range; RHH; 6-3, 190 pounds (2014: .281/.371/.398 – 22 BB/44 K – 16/18 SB – 171 AB) (2015: .241/.345/.318 – 25 BB/47 K – 14/17 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .243/.352/.344 – 25 BB/33 K – 15/18 SB – 189 AB)
  175. Miami JR OF Jacob Heyward: above-average upside; average speed; average arm; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .205/.314/.250 – 5 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 44 AB) (2015: .327/.440/.473 – 20 BB/32 K – 7/9 SB – 110 AB) (2016: .226/.389/.367 – 44 BB/50 K – 7/10 SB – 199 AB)
  176. BYU JR OF Brennon Lund: above-average raw power; above-average to plus speed; easy CF range; plus arm; quick bat; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .303/.340/.333 – 14 BB/25 K – 11/15 SB – 228 AB) (2015: .308/.351/.383 – 15 BB/34 K – 8/11 SB – 240 AB) (2016: .387/.454/.531 – 23 BB/37 K – 15/17 SB – 243 AB)
  177. UCLA JR OF/2B Luke Persico: really good hit tool; good athlete; plus raw power, but still not fully tapped; good speed; average arm; quick bat; can also play 1B and 3B; 6-3, 175 pounds (2014: .246/.286/.335 – 9 BB/49 K – 3/6 SB – 191 AB) (2015: .285/.357/.386 – 27 BB/47 K – 11/14 SB – 249 AB) (2016: .323/.383/.416 – 20 BB/28 K – 7/8 SB – 226 AB)
  178. Tennessee SR OF/LHP Vincent Jackson: plus raw power; above-average to plus speed; good arm; good range; quick bat; great athlete; 84-88 FB; 6-5, 200 pounds (2013: .277/.305/.406 – 6 BB/22 K – 5/6 SB – 155 AB) (2014: .234/.311/.325 – 15 BB/18 K – 7/11 SB – 154 AB) (2015: .321/.439/.383 – 12 BB/14 K – 7/12 SB – 81 AB) (2016: .333/.426/.507 – 28 BB/37 K – 7/11 SB – 207 AB)
  179. OF Jose Layer (Colegio Angel David, Puerto Rico): plus speed; strong arm; CF range; good athlete; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
  180. 3B/OF Anthony Gonnella (Riverside HS, Florida): plus power upside; LHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
  181. 3B/RHP Mason Studstill (Rockledge HS, Florida): big raw power; 86-91 FB; 73-78 breaking ball; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  182. Elon JR 3B/OF Nick Zammarelli: quick bat; good athlete; power upside; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .284/.367/.387 – 20 BB/35 K – 2/3 SB – 155 AB) (2015: .288/.356/.443 – 23 BB/35 K – 4/7 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .342/.425/.590 – 31 BB/41 K – 10/12 SB – 222 AB)
  183. Arkansas rSO 3B/C Carson Shaddy: good athlete; quick bat; really good defender at both spots, especially third (plus?); good approach; can also play CF; Tommy John survivor; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .337/.427/.517 – 9 BB/26 K – 1/2 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .332/.400/.521 – 23 BB/52 K – 5/9 SB – 211 AB)
  184. Nebraska-Omaha SR 3B/SS Clayton Taylor: plus bat speed; can also play 2B; FAVORITE; 6-4, 220 pounds (2013: .328/.440/.418 – 22 BB/18 K – 8/13 SB – 122 AB) (2015: .308/.403/.490 – 25 BB/32 K – 3/4 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .333/.435/.560 – 33 BB/41 K – 10/10 SB – 207 AB)
  185. Columbia JR 2B Will Savage: good hit tool; good speed; 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)
  186. 2B/SS Tyler Fitzgerald (Rochester HS, Illinois): average hit tool; good defensive tools; plus speed; quick bat; good athlete; power upside; average arm, short for short but others like it far more; older for class; RHH; 6-3, 185 pounds
  187. Mercer JR C Charlie Madden: power upside; good glove; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .269/.357/.425 – 16 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 134 AB) (2015: .272/.359/.485 – 26 BB/49 K – 1/1 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .287/.385/.492 – 28 BB/38 K – 1/4 SB – 195 AB)
  188. San Jacinto JC C/OF Ryan January: plus bat speed; average hit tool; above-average raw power; average to above-average arm; average glove, still needs work; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .339/.450/.655 – 29 BB/59 K – 9/12 SB – 177 AB)
  189. 1B/3B Simon Landry (Ponchatoula HS, Louisiana): plus raw power; above-average arm; slow; 6-3, 230 pounds
  190. Southern Illinois Edwardsville JR 1B Keaton Wright: above-average to plus raw power; good approach; 6-1, 230 pounds (2014: .294/.442/.405 – 41 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 163 AB) (2015: .305/.410/.506 – 29 BB/20 K – 0/3 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .362/.420/.530 – 16 BB/21 K – 0/2 SB – 185 AB)
  191. 1B Bryant Packard (DH Conley HS, North Carolina): quick bat; strong; good glove; good athlete; hits it everywhere; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  192. 1B Spencer Brickhouse (Zebulon HS, North Carolina): strong; plus power upside; LHH; 6-3, 225 pounds
  193. Harford CC FR 1B Joseph Burton: average speed; good athlete; quick bat; strong; RHH; 6-4, 240 pounds (2016: .407/.514/.749 – 37 BB/36 K – 23/24 SB – 199 AB)
  194. OF Todd Lott (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): plus raw power; average arm; slow; RHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
  195. OF Cade Cabbiness (Bixby HS, Oklahoma): plus athlete; strong; plus arm; above-average raw power; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  196. Coastal Carolina SR 2B/OF Connor Owings: good hit tool; plus speed; 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)
  197. Wake Forest JR 2B/OF Nate Mondou: good hit tool; power upside; 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)
  198. 2B/SS Ben Baird (Agoura HS, California): average hit tool; average speed; average arm; good glove; 6-2, 180 pounds
  199. OF Clayton Keyes (Bishop Carroll HS, Alberta): power upside; good speed; young for class; quick bat; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds
  200. OF Edmond Americaan (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): good athlete; plus speed; CF range; above-average arm; older for class; LHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
  201. 3B Chad McClanahan (Brophy College Prep, Arizona): power upside; good athlete; average arm; solid defensive tools; average at best speed; LHH; 6-4, 210 pounds
  202. 3B/SS Daniel Bakst (Poly Prep Country Day School, New York): power upside; good defensive tools; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
  203. SS/2B Cam Shepherd (Peachtree Ridge HS, Georgia): quick bat; good hit tool; can hit it anywhere; power upside; steady glove; strong arm; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
  204. SS/2B Reed Smith (Russellville HS, Alabama): quick bat; easy plus speed; interesting defensive tools; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
  205. SS Zachary Watson (West Ouachita HS, Louisiana): plus-plus speed; good hit tool; little power; 6-0, 165 pounds
  206. Itawamba CC SS Delvin Zinn: plus athlete; above-average to plus arm; more advanced approach than led to believe; offensive upside, especially long-term power output, remains a question mark; 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .411/.464/.457 – 16 BB/14 K – 7/8 SB – 175 AB)
  207. Miami-Dade FR SS Santiago Espinal: good approach; average or better hit tool; average or better arm; steady glove; above-average speed; 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .432/.492/.562 – 20 BB/11 K – 15/20 SB – 162 AB)
  208. State College of Florida FR SS/2B Ethan Skender: above-average hit tool; chance for average power; average arm could push him to 2B; 5-11, 175 pounds (2016: .374/.425/.615 – 12 BB/17 K – 12/15 SB – 174 AB)
  209. Wright State JR SS Mitch Roman: strong arm; above-average hit tool; good speed; underrated all-around skill set; 6-0, 170 pounds (2015: .339/.377/.421 – 17 BB/38 K – 9/14 SB – 254 AB) (2016: .342/.410/.437 – 22 BB/26 K – 24/27 SB – 222 AB)
  210. 2B/SS Alex Santos (Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey): good hit tool; good approach; good athlete; steady glove; RHH; 6-2, 160 pounds
  211. C Kyle McCann (Lambert HS, Georgia): above-average arm; good hit tool; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  212. C Maverick Handley (Mullen HS, Colorado): good athlete; really good glove; strong arm; strong; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-10, 200 pounds
  213. C/3B Sam Huff (Arcadia HS, Arizona): average to above-average raw power; average or better arm; quick bat; good approach; more advanced and natural defender than size might suggest; RHH; 6-4, 220 pounds
  214. Middle Tennessee State JR SS Riley Delgado: steady glove; love the hit tool and approach, but many of my misses tend to be on guys with similar power deficiencies; 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .388/.492/.437 – 34 BB/12 K – 4/7 SB – 206 AB)
  215. Sacred Heart JR SS Zack Short: above-average hit tool; really impressive glove; good speed; real power upside; FAVORITE; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: .324/.417/.407 – 30 BB/32 K – 11/18 SB – 204 AB) (2015: .305/.424/.535 – 34 BB/36 K – 12/16 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .241/.352/.399 – 35 BB/52 K – 18/21 SB – 203 AB)
  216. Miami SR SS Brandon Lopez: have seen a plus arm, others have it average; good defender; really quick bat; slow and steady improvements as a hitter make him an appealing senior-sign utility prospect; 91 FB; 6-1, 165 pounds (2013: .249/.330/.271 – 20 BB/35 K – 5/7 SB – 181 AB) (2014: .233/.320/.275 – 24 BB/27 K – 6/11 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .303/.417/.382 – 29 BB/26 K – 1/2 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .392/.467/.490 – 23 BB/26 K – 4/6 SB – 194 AB)
  217. Bethune-Cookman JR C Michael Cruz: 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .330/.463/.623 – 35 BB/24 K – 0/2 SB – 191 AB)
  218. North Florida SR C Keith Skinner: power upside; 6-1, 210 pounds (2015: .325/.395/.429 – 19 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .382/.466/.486 – 36 BB/14 K – 2/2 SB – 212 AB)
  219. 2B/3B Michael Feliz (IMG Academy, Florida): strong; quick bat; power upside; average or better arm; good approach; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
  220. 2B/SS Shane Martinez (John North HS, California): good athlete; power upside; good approach; can also play 3B; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
  221. College of Southern Nevada rFR 3B/C Blake Wiggins: plus raw power; Arkansas transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .315/.448/.612 – 43 BB/46 K – 6/6 SB – 178 AB)
  222. SS/2B Carter Aldrete (Montery HS, California): plus athlete; quick bat; good glove; strong; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
  223. OF Trace Bucey (Carroll HS, Texas): power upside; good speed; plus athlete; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  224. OF Dalton Griffin (South Effingham HS, Georgia): good approach; easy CF range; good speed; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  225. OF Andre Nnebe (St. Mary’s HS, California): good athlete; power upside; below-average arm; persistent Aaron Judge comps from multiple outlets; RHH; 6-6, 220 pounds
  226. Nova Southeastern JR 3B/2B Danny Zardon: quick bat; average speed; average or better power; good defender; above-average arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .268/.339/.357 – 6 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 56 AB) (2016*: .318/.420/.613 – 39 BB/45 K – 8/10 SB – 217 AB)
  227. SS Logan Davidson (Providence HS, North Carolina): really good glove; strong arm; BHH; 6-3, 180 pounds
  228. Austin Peay JR C/3B Ridge Smith: good athlete; above-average speed; has also played OF and 1B; 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .310/.383/.481 – 24 BB/41 K – 11/15 SB – 216 AB) (2015: .339/.424/.487 – 26 BB/28 K – 13/21 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .273/.388/.536 – 32 BB/45 K – 7/8 SB – 183 AB)
  229. LSU JR C Jordan Romero: legit plus arm; good glove; strong; 6-2, 225 pounds (2016: .307/.383/.562 – 16 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 137 AB)
  230. SS/2B Cameron Cannon (Mountain Ridge HS, Arizona): good athlete; good arm; power upside; steady glove; above-average speed; RHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
  231. Cal State Fullerton JR SS/2B Timmy Richards: steady glove, but range doesn’t particularly excite; average arm; average to above-average speed; like the pop, but the approach needs cleaning up; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .215/.292/.215 – 7 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 65 AB) (2015: .229/.375/.309 – 30 BB/42 K – 8/9 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .279/.359/.470 – 23 BB/52 K – 10/12 SB – 215 AB)
  232. Mississippi JR SS/2B Errol Robinson: well above-average to plus defender; lots of range; plus to plus-plus speed, others like it less (average to above-average); good athlete; average or better arm; good approach; sneaky pop, but track record of driving the ball is underwhelming; good pro coaching could help his game really take off; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .294/.371/.327 – 24 BB/32 K – 5/9 SB – 214 AB) (2015: .297/.376/.364 – 26 BB/39 K – 6/9 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .270/.326/.352 – 21 BB/38 K – 9/16 SB – 256 AB)
  233. SS/RHP Will Proctor (Mira Costa HS, California): quick bat; power upside; strong arm; defense has gotten better all spring, really impressive range now; PG comp: JJ Hardy; RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds
  234. C/RHP Peyton Henry (Pleasant Grove HS, Utah): above-average power; quick bat; average arm; 88-92 FB; 76 CB; RHH; 6-2, 215 pounds
  235. Ball State JR C Jarett Rindfleisch: strong arm; good glove; 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .352/.447/.520 – 11 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 125 AB) (2015: .310/.417/.518 – 29 BB/43 K – 0/2 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .307/.446/.503 – 32 BB/40 K – 1/1 SB – 179 AB)
  236. North Carolina State JR C/3B Andrew Knizner: good defender, raw (balls in dirt) but getting there; above-average to plus raw arm strength, but inconsistent accuracy; average to above-average power, some have it plus; quick bat; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .330/.373/.450 – 4 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 209 AB) (2015: .317/.360/.426 – 12 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .296/.360/.395 – 20 BB/35 K – 233 AB)
  237. Florida A&M rSR OF Dylan Dillard: power upside; average speed; average glove in corner; Jacksonville transfer; 6-0, 190 pounds (2013: .312/.408/.512 – 15 BB/28 K – 8/8 SB – 125 AB) (2014: .263/.341/.361 – 19 BB/37 K – 7/8 SB – 194 AB) (2015: .282/.353/.417 – 10 BB/23 K – 7/11 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .335/.462/.587 – 36 BB/39 K – 4/5 SB – 179 AB)
  238. Monmouth rSO 3B/1B Shaine Hughes: good hit tool; power upside; good glove; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .289/.395/.403 – 22 BB/31 K – 2/3 SB – 159 AB) (2016: .385/.457/.522 – 17 BB/6 K – 7/9 SB – 161 AB)
  239. East Tennessee State SR 2B Trey York: plus-plus speed; good glove; 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)
  240. Gonzaga SR 1B/RHP Taylor Jones: good approach; strong; good athlete; above-average glove; average speed; 85-89 FB; up and down CB; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-7, 225 pounds (2013: 10.06 K/9 | 5.82 BB/9 | 3.65 FIP | 17 IP) (2014: 6.29 K/9 – 4.07 BB/9 – 72 IP – 4.68 ERA) (2015: .358/.414/.545 – 10 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .332/.398/.507 – 22 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 229 AB)
  241. Texas Tech SR 1B Eric Gutierrez: power upside; 5-10, 205 pounds (2013: .230/.363/.393 – 22 BB/39 K – 1/1 SB – 191 AB) (2014: .302/.399/.539 – 26 BB/27 K – 0/1 SB – 245 AB) (2015: .315/.444/.443 – 39 BB/26 K – 2/2 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .341/.468/.610 – 37 BB/30 K – 3/4 SB – 205 AB)
  242. Lee SR 1B Ben Holland: plus raw power; can get too aggressive, but has improved approach over time; good glove; 6-3, 225 pounds (2016: .424/.533/.859 – 38 BB/33 K – 7/8 SB – 177 AB)
  243. C/RHP Sam Ferri (Notre Dame Prep, Illinois): above-average arm; really good glove; mobile behind plate; plus athlete; 88-90 FB; good 78-82 SL; RHH; 5-10, 170 pounds
  244. 3B/SS Ryan Kreidler (Davis HS, California): plus arm; good athlete; intriguing defensive tools; has some Lucas Williams to him; 6-2, 170 pounds
  245. C/3B Max Guzman (St. Brendan HS, Florida): power upside; quick bat; 6-0, 215 pounds
  246. C Brandon Martorano (Christian Brothers Academy, New Jersey): power upside; good athlete; average speed; much improved defender, now really good back there; RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds
  247. Patrick Henry CC SS Jonah McReynolds: plus arm; above-average speed; really good athlete; 5-11, 165 pounds (2016: .326/.483/.528 – 32 BB/42 K – 28/31 SB – 178 AB)
  248. Minnesota JR C Austin Athmann: strong arm; steady glove; smart; average power; chance for average hit tool; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .277/.344/.337 – 6 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 83 AB) (2015: .286/.317/.337 – 3 BB/13 K – 1/2 SB – 98 AB) (2016: .356/.427/.601 – 14 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 188 AB)
  249. Nebraska-Omaha SR OF Cole Gruber: plus speed; quick bat; easy CF range; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .319/.429/.394 – 27 BB/36 K – 34/38 SB – 188 AB) (2015: .399/.495/.486 – 32 BB/33 K – 22/28 SB – 173 AB) (2016: .376/.464/.469 – 31 BB/34 K – 43/50 SB – 213 AB)
  250. Rhode Island JR C/3B Martin Figueroa: strong hit tool; power upside; can also play OF: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .239/.330/.283 – 6 BB/17 K – 1/2 SB – 92 AB) (2015: .293/.346/.454 – 11 BB/25 K – 6/7 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .335/.390/.542 – 17 BB/21 K – 8/15 SB – 212 AB)
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