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2016 MLB Draft Reviews – San Diego Padres

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by San Diego in 2016

20 – Cal Quantrill
52 – Eric Lauer
66 – Buddy Reed
83 – Reggie Lawson
134 – Mason Thompson
202 – Lake Bachar
248 – Hudson Sanchez
262 – Tre Carter
302 – Boomer White
417 – Ethan Skender
429 – David Bednar

Complete List of 2016 San Diego Draftees

1.8 – RHP Cal Quantrill

One team needed to be bold and take the chance on Cal Quantrill’s (20) surgically repaired right elbow in the first round. Good for San Diego for being that team. Getting a guy who would have been squarely in the 1-1 mix if healthy with the eighth overall pick is exactly the kind of draft day gamble a team like the Padres ought to be taking. There were safer players to be had when their spot in the first round came up, but they went big. I respect that. On Quantrill from April 2016…

On talent alone, Cal Quantrill deserves to be right there with Jefferies as a potential top ten overall pick contender. Last year’s Tommy John surgery and the subsequent lost time in 2016, however, complicate the matter, though it’s hard to say how much. Quantrill’s 77-81 MPH change-up is one of my favorite pitches in this entire class. Easy velocity (89-95, 96 peak), a pair of interesting breaking balls, all kinds of pitchability, and that change-up…what more could you want? Good health, I suppose. A few late season starts would go a very long way in easing the minds of big league scouting directors charged with making the decision whether or not to cut a multi-million dollar check (or cheque in the case of the Canadian born Quantrill) to the Stanford righthander. I recently wondered aloud about how teams will perceive Quantrill in this his draft year…

The attrition at the top of the college pitching pile has left Cal Quantrill, yet to pitch in 2016 as he recovers from last year’s Tommy John surgery, one of the college game’s most intriguing mound prospects. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I wonder if the star student out of Stanford knew this and staged the whole elbow injury to allow time for his competition to implode all over the place. That’s a joke. Not a good one, but a joke all the same.

I also have said on the record that I’d consider taking him sight unseen (in 2016) with a pick just outside the draft’s top ten. You might say I’m bullish on Quantrill’s pro prospects.

The Padres went with Quantrill with a pick just inside the draft’s top ten, but otherwise we were on the same page here. Two small things from my pre-draft notes on Quantrill that I think are worth pulling out…

injury and a year’s lost development are factors to consider, but hardly deal-breakers;

This bears repeating as often as tolerated. Quantrill missed a whole damn season and still went eighth overall in the draft. Crazier yet, nobody around the game really batted an eye. I realize part of that was the relative weakness at the top of this year’s draft class pushing anybody who has ever showed any semblance of impact upside up the board, but still. A major injury and a critical year of development lost didn’t slow down the Quantrill hype train one iota. That has to mean something, right? Then there was this…

as much as I love him (easily the top arm in the college class if healthy), many focus on the injury red flag and gloss over his still underseasoned breaking ball

There’s my actual concern with Quantrill and the primary reason I dropped him a little bit lower on my board than I had originally anticipated I might. Quantrill’s fastball is legit: 90-96 MPH, mature command, serious movement. His changeup is, as I said in April, one of my favorite pitches in the entire class. At 77-81 MPH, it has tons of separation from his heater and comes out of his hand in much the same fashion. It’s also a bit of a diver, making it a really difficult pitch to square up if you’re willing and able to pull the trigger on it in the first place. Those two pitches give Quantrill a really high floor from the jump; it’s a tired comp that I use on all plus fastball/changeup righthanders with projection, but a successful career in relief a la Ryan Madson (sub in Joaquin Benoit, Tyler Clippard, or your favorite CU-heavy RP if you’re sick of me using Madson) seems like a more than respectable low-end outcome.

To achieve something more, however, Quantrill will have to do what Madson and so many others like him have failed to accomplish. Quantrill will have to master his breaking ball. For now, it’s a mid-70s curve that has slowly morphed into a harder 80-84 MPH slider. Whatever version you prefer, it’s really no more than an average at best pitch as of now. In Quantrill’s favor is time (especially when factoring in innings lost due to injury and the increased ease of throwing quality breaking balls the more distance is put between the present and a past elbow surgery), athleticism (it’s not an exact science, but better athlete = better delivery = more consistency = more frequent quality opportunities to work in breaking ball = better breaking ball), and makeup (bloodlines, work ethic, smarts, etc.). I’m willing to bet his slider becomes at least an average pitch for him, if not better. With his existing plus fastball/changeup combo, that would make him a potential game one playoff starting caliber pitcher. It’s not a perfect comp for a variety of reasons, but Quantrill’s upside could be just about a half-step down from what Zack Greinke has done in the big leagues so far.

1.24 – SS Hudson Potts

Fairly loud rumors of a pre-draft deal led Hudson Potts (née Sanchez) to going off the board to San Diego in the first round. Money saved with his selection was meant to go to Jay Groome earlier in the round, but Boston foiled those plans by taking the big prep lefty from Jersey with the twelfth overall pick. The Padres pressed on with their guy anyway and could be rewarded for their faith with a really solid all-around ballplayer. “Does so many things well” was the simple yet true line from Hudson Potts’s (248) pre-draft notes on the site. Chance for average hit, average to above-average power, average speed, average arm, well above-average (plus upside) defense at the hot corner…that’s pretty much the definition of a well-rounded prospect. His long-term defensive home will be something to monitor going forward — most thought third base (61.0 innings played there in his debut) for sure, but I know there are some who saw him this summer who think that short (210.2 IP) could work, not to mention a vocal minority who think his arm plays best at second (54.0 IP) — and his offensive game should take some time to mature (having played his entire first pro season at 17, Potts is one of the youngest prospects in this class), but a consistent above-average regular is an upside worth “overdrafting” in the first round.

1.25 – LHP Eric Lauer

On Eric Lauer (52) from February 2016…

As much as I like all three of those pitchers, there’s still a decent-sized gap between Eric Lauer and the field. Lauer, the third lefthander in my MAC top four, combines the best of all of the prospects below him on the rankings. There isn’t a box that he doesn’t check when looking for a potentially quick-moving above-average mid-rotation big league starting pitcher. He’s an athletic (like Plesac) lefthander (like Deeg/Akin), with good size (like Deeg/Plesac), very strong performance indicators (10.78 K/9 and 2.72 BB/9), above-average heat (88-94) that he commands like a pro, and a complete assortment of offspeed pitches (74-77 CB, 78-82 SL, emerging CU) he can throw in any count. One could quibble by noting there’s no singular knockout pitch here – maybe with continued work one of his secondaries can become a consistent plus pitch, but certainly not presently – so maybe Lauer’s best case scenario outcome isn’t quite that of some of his peers across the country, but that’s a nitpick for a still impressive ceiling/high floor starting arm. Maybe you don’t love him – I kind of do, clearly…but maybe you don’t – but he’s still a prospect that’s hard not to at least like.

Very little to quibble with when it comes to Eric Lauer. I guess you could make a strained comparison between Lauer’s lack of a sure strikeout pitch and Hudson Potts’s lack of a clear carrying tool, but the former has two truly outstanding years at Kent State (and one merely very good one) under his belt to help assuage that concern. If a guy doesn’t have that one go-to pitch to sit opposing batters down, then how exactly do you explain 2015 (10.78 K/9, 1.99 ERA), 2016 (10.82 K/9, 0.69 ERA), and his pro debut (10.74 K/9, 2.03 ERA)? Even without premium velocity (88-92, 94 peak), Lauer misses bushels of bats with a full collection of offspeed offerings. His 72-78 curve is at least an average pitch, his 80-86 cut-slider is consistently above-average, and his 83-85 changeup should be at least an average pitch with continued work. That kind of diversity on top of pinpoint fastball command (easy above-average to plus) makes Lauer a damn near ideal candidate for a very long successful career as a mid-rotation starting pitcher. I’d put his ceiling at even higher than that: mid-rotation starting pitcher with flashes of greatness possible in any given season. Part of this enthusiasm stems from the perspective gained from being away from the pre-draft bubble — I can’t prove it, but stands to reason that prospects with flashier skill sets gain the edge on steadier performers in the immediate days before the draft; it’s as true in other sports as it is in baseball, there’s no shame in trying to hit a solid single rather than always swinging from the heels — and part of it comes from the steady stream of positive comments I’ve gotten on Lauer since turning pro. There’s something about Lauer that makes smarter baseball men and women than myself want to compare him to some really excellent big league pitchers. I’ve heard “bigger, badder Wei-Yin Chen,” “better conditioned Hyun-Jin Ryu,” and Jose Quintana (intrigued by this, though Quintana has all but ditched his slider/cutter now). I’ll throw out my own JA Happ comp. I’ll also throw out an almost certainly irresponsible comparison that even the person making didn’t want to tell me at first: Cliff Lee. A ceiling like any of those guys and a reasonable fifth starter/swingman floor (if healthy) make Lauer one of the draft’s most appealing low-risk/high-reward prospects. San Diego got him with a pick far more in line with his talent than my pre-draft ranking suggested.

2.48 – OF Buddy Reed

The evaluation on (66) Buddy Reed is refreshingly straight forward: plus to plus-plus speed, above-average to plus arm, easy plus center field range, and no idea whether or not he’ll hit enough to ever be more than a speed/defense fifth outfielder. I think his non-offensive skills are so impressive that he’ll be a big league player at some point regardless of what he does or doesn’t do at the plate. When you see guys like Tony Gwynn Jr., Sam Fuld, Leonys Martin, Juan Lagares, Kevin Pillar, Jarrod Dyson, Craig Gentry, Nyjer Morgan, and Peter Bourjos all compile over 1,000 plate appearances this decade without a single one of them putting up a wRC+ of 90 in that time span, it becomes pretty clear that center field defense and speed will always be a priority for some teams at the highest level. One contact put his floor as Justin Maxwell: good defender and useful in a platoon and off the bench against LHP (Reed is a switch-hitter). I can dig it.

If, however, Reed figures things out as a hitter, then watch out. An athlete like this with something going for him at the plate could be a potential superstar. Of course, there’s very little evidence in Reed’s scouting background and performance on the field that suggest a breakout is coming. This is where I respectfully bow out of the deep scouting conversation and leave it to those who want to break down his swing plane and pitch recognition and bat speed and bat control and whatever else they claim either held him back when he doesn’t make it or changed drastically if he does. Tossing around nebulous scouting terms is a fantastic way to cover yourself in whatever direction a player’s career takes him. “It wasn’t my evaluation that was wrong, it’s just that the player developed unexpectedly by changing his approach/swing/mechanics/whatever in the pros.” Pretty brilliant way to keep things as “inside baseball” as possible while propping yourself up as one of the few blessed souls capable of watching grown men play a sport with a critical eye. It’s all junk science and anybody who tells you differently is just fighting to protect their own self-interests. It’s the way the world works. You have to sound authoritative enough to keep an audience while being sure to speak the right insider language to keep all the dummies not smart enough to crack the inner-circle at bay. The most infuriating thing of all about this is how quickly an outsider assimilates to the inside. The example would be an internet nobody like me getting hired by a team and suddenly completing changing his position on how much smarter those IN THE INDUSTRY are about the game. Happens all the time. People go from being curious and asking questions and having fun on the internet to super serious bullies who mock those who show the same curiosity and joy for the game they once exhibited. Everybody wants to belong to something bigger, I guess. If that means turning their back on their actual beliefs to parrot the self-preserving company line, then so be it.

Anyway, I’ve used the shrugging emoticon ( ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) one time too many during these draft reviews, so I’ll stay away from it here. But if you asked me whether or not Reed would hit enough to be an above-average all-around contributor in the big leagues, that would be my honest answer. My instincts say probably not — despite some of the snark in the paragraph above the scouting buzz is not meaningless, plus the historical track record of college hitters with career .275/.353/.384 lines (84 BB/156 K) isn’t great — but spending a second round pick to find out feels well worth it, especially if your own scouts have seen something in Reed that others have not. He’s a big league player for me whether he hits or not; now we wait and see what kind of hitter he’ll turn out to be.

2.71 – RHP Reggie Lawson

This is a really cool draft by San Diego. They keep drafting players I like that I didn’t even know I liked as much as I do until thinking about them some more. I like players like that. Players like that tend to be players I’m particularly intrigued in, but would be too chicken to draft as high as necessary to actually land them. Reggie Lawson (83) is exactly like that. Crazy athletic, tremendous fastball movement, burgeoning power breaking ball, and inconsistent yet improved command. That’s a fun prospect.

A really off-the-wall comparison for Lawson that I think works: Tommy Greene. That may not be the most flattering of comps at first glance — on one hand, sure you’d take a guy good enough to start 97 games in the big leagues; on the other, only 97 games and a 93 ERA+ isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire — but peak healthy Tommy Greene was really good. In fact, I’d argue that Greene was legitimately great in 1993 — an admittedly magical year for a 7-year-old fan that has no doubt warped my own baseball worldview including defending Greene against all comers — and could have been on the verge of a major breakout (he was only 26 in 1993) if not for a string of unfortunate arm injuries that wound up ending his career in the big leagues shortly after his 30th birthday. You don’t have to take my word for it, though: “He could have been a great pitcher,’’ former major league advance scout Eddie Lyons told staff writer Chuck Carree. “He could have been another Catfish Hunter.’’ Or this

“Believe me, it is easy to catch guys like this,” said cather Darren Daulton, who has seen Greene complete his last five games. “He reminds me of Doc Gooden. A power pitcher who’s developed breaking pitches and has command of them. Guys with stuff like that, they’re illegal in seven states.”

A healthy Greene shares that big fastball/power breaking ball starting point with Lawson — 88-94 and up to 96 with his heat; above-average mid-70s breaking ball that flashes plus when thrown with a little extra behind it — not to mention exceptional athleticism and a chance to be a non-zero at the plate. Toss in a usable change with a chance to be average in time and Lawson has the kind of upside that could give him a few seasons that resemble 1993 Tommy Greene.

3.85 – RHP Mason Thompson

From my notes on Mason Thompson (134): “if healthy, look out.” The third round feels like an opportune time for San Diego to bet on the return to full health of Thompson’s right arm. At his best (and healthiest), Thompson sits 88-92 (94 peak) with a quality mid-70s curve and a standout low-80s changeup that flashes plus. Thompson’s upside is high enough that he’s on the short list of players I’m most excited to see for myself in 2017. Between this pick, Cal Quantrill, Eric Lauer, Reggie Lawson, and Lake Bachar, San Diego low-key replenished their starting pitching depth before round five had the chance to wrap up. When you add in potential relief arms like Lucchesi, Stillman, Dallas, Sheckler, Scholtens, Galindo, Zimmerman, and Bednar, you can begin to see an argument for the Padres having one of if not the best pitching drafts in 2016.

4.144 – RHP Joey Lucchesi

Joey Lucchesi likes to throw fastballs. Joey Lucchesi has a really good fastball. Joey Lucchesi is really good at baseball…

12.08 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 2.19 ERA – 111.0 IP
12.00 K/9 – 0.64 BB/9 – 1.29 ERA – 42.0 IP

Top is what he did at Southeast Missouri State as a senior and bottom is what he did in the pros after signing. The man can flat miss bats. Equipped with a quality heater (90-94) and decent curve coming out of a funky delivery, Lucchesi has a long career of big league relief work written all over him.

5.144 – RHP Lake Bachar

ABA: Always Bet on Athleticism. If you follow that rule during the MLB Draft, you’re more than likely to come out ahead, especially as it pertains to pitchers. Lake Bachar (202) is an athlete. He also throws a fastball that can get up to 95 (90-94 typically), a pair of average breaking balls (83-85 slider, mid-70s curve) with more upside than that, and a usable but raw low-80s change. I like this one a lot.

6.174 – RHP Will Stillman

This is not one of my better takes because the two have less in common the more you think about it, but here goes: Will Stillman is like the Eric Lauer of relievers. Ignoring all the obvious differences leaves us with two college pitchers who consistently produced with well-rounded arsenals but still have plenty of doubters in certain circles who think of them as “stat” picks and not “scout” picks. Stillman has long had a good fastball (88-92, 94 peak), but took it up a notch in the pros (more 92-96 than not). He leans on the heat, but can also throw a pair of quality offspeed pitches (curve, change). The 6-4, 180 pound righthander could still have a little more in the tank as he continues to fill out. Even slight improvements in control — Stillman walked 4.99 batters per nine in his senior season at Wofford (his best full season mark) and 4.89 batters per nine in his pro debut — would make him a potential late-inning option for San Diego down the line. I get that I’m repeating myself too often, but, man, I like this pick, too. The Padres big league pitching staff in 2017 might be one of the worst we’ve seen in some time, but the pitching depth they are accumulating in the minors could change that in a hurry.

7.204 – LHP Dan Dallas

Any lefthanded teenager capable of living in the low-90s (87-92, specifically) with his fastball who can also throw a decent low-70s curve is all right in my book. That’s Dan Dallas. There may not be a ton of projection left in his game, but his present stuff is solid enough to justify a seventh round shot.

8.234 – LHP Ben Sheckler

I won’t pretend to be an expert on Cornerstone University’s first ever MLB draft pick, but everything I’ve come to learn about Ben Sheckler since draft day sounds pretty good. The 6-8, 240 pound lefthander couldn’t be built much more differently than the pitching prospect taken just one round earlier (Dan Dallas), but similar relief upside with an outside shot to keep starting seems like a fair forecast for the pair. Sheckler is an ascending talent who gets major sink on a low-90s fastball (90-94), a pitch he used in tandem with an emerging slider to get ground balls on a whopping 71.15% of all batted balls against him in his debut.

Since I knew nothing of Sheckler as of a few weeks ago when I began writing this thing up, I asked around if there were any decent comps for him. I got three fun ones, but all came with qualifiers. Ben Sheckler reminded people of Brett Anderson (“but not quite that good”), Chad Qualls (“but lefthanded”), and Marc Rzepczynski (“but much bigger”). The Anderson career path seems only obtainable if Sheckler can improve either his curve or circle-change enough to give hitters something slower to think about. Landing on a career like Qualls’s or Rzepczynski’s wouldn’t be a bad outcome at all for an eighth round pick.

9.264 – RHP Jesse Scholtens

On Jesse Scholtens from March 2016…

Jesse Scholtens, a transfer from Arizona, can crank it up to the low-90s with his fastball, a pitch complemented nicely with an average or better breaking ball. There’s clear senior-sign reliever potential with him and perhaps a little bit more if his changeup continues to develop.

Sounds about right for Scholtens, a quality senior-sign that has enough stuff (sinking 88-94 FB, average to above-average cut-slider, usable changeup) to potentially remain in the rotation in pro ball. That puts his ceiling somewhere between future fifth starter and quality middle reliever. Could definitely see the whole relief thing working out for him in the long run. Another nice pitching addition here.

10.294 – 2B Boomer White

Boomer White (302) has been one of the tougher evaluations in this draft class for me going back quite some time. The handful of firsthand reports I’ve gotten on him over the years have been uniformly positive. From raves about his hit tool (plus for some!), above-average raw power, and defense at the hot corner, you would think that White would be an easy player to project as a future above-average regular. Add on a really strong track record of hitting with a dominant senior season (.398/.476/.533 with 33 BB/14 K and 10/14 SB) as the cherry on top, and there really shouldn’t have been anything all that tricky about any of this. Boomer White: future regular. Easy, right?

In the high-stakes world of internet draft guessing, nothing’s easy. I’m not a scout, but my own looks at White in 2016 were not quite what I was hoping to see. I think White will hit, so that’s good. Beyond that, I never saw the kind of power projection that I’d feel comfortable getting up to average at his peak and defense at third that bordered on unplayable in the pros. Again, I’m not a scout but seeing these things up close was discouraging enough I had a hard time forgetting them when it came time to finalize a ranking.

Two comps for White that come to mind that may have some utility for you: Hernan Perez (if you believe he can play a few non-OF spots effectively) and Robbie Grossman (without the switch-hitting). I’m partial to the Grossman comp; I could see White grinding for years in the minors like Grossman before finally getting a shot to play in his late-20s on a bad team willing to give him a shot. No telling if he’ll take the opportunity and run with it like Grossman has so far.

11.324 – OF Tre Carter

I’ve called a lot of eleventh round picks perfect fits for the eleventh round, but Trevyne Carter (262) might really be the one true perfect fit. The eleventh round is when you should be rolling the dice on the boom/bust prospect that may have priced himself out of a single-digit round. That may not exactly be what happened to Carter — his $100,000 bonus technically doesn’t make him an overslot signing — but the same logic applies to him as a boom/bust prospect with some of the most impressive athletic bona fides in this class and all kinds of speed on the bases and in center. Carter’s athletic profile and physical projection make him one of the draft’s most intriguing and overlooked outfield prospects. His pro debut — .298/.411/.383 with 9 BB/10 K in 56 PA — came in a small sample, but was chock full of encouraging signs. The intersection of Carter’s physical gifts and small sample on-field polish suddenly makes him one of the most interesting round eleven prospects to follow.

13.384 – RHP Joe Galindo

With a big fastball up to 98 MPH, above-average slider, and a 6-4, 225 pound frame, Joe Galindo is a college relief prospect straight out of central casting. Toss in stellar strikeout numbers (14.59 K/9) and a boatload of walks (7.45 BB/9) that led to the definition of effectively wild (2.48 ERA) in his junior season. A late-season broken hand at New Mexico State will keep him from debuting in the pros until 2017, but his ready-made late-inning stuff should make him a quick riser through the system if he can curb some of his wild ways.

15.444 – OF Jack Suwinski

Jack Suwinski, like Tre Carter another high school outfielder who got a six-figure signing bonus, can hit. That’s about all I’ve got on him, but it’s enough. Suwinski can hit (and throw and defend enough for a corner). He reminds me a little bit of Josh Stephen, eleventh round pick of the Phillies. The comp works both on the field (both are generally unheralded bat first prep outfield prospects) and with the checkbook (Stephen got $600,000 to sign while Suwinski got $550,000).

16.474 – C Chris Mattison

Chris Mattison hit .384/.447/.708 with 18 BB/39 K and 9/12 SB in his draft year at Southeastern. If he can keep catching in the pros — and the Padres internally believe he can — then he’s a reasonably interesting mid-round follow based on his position and power. I’m a bit scared off by his plate discipline, but it’s the sixteenth round so you can’t have it all.

17.504 – SS Chris Baker

The Padres deserve a ton of credit for their pre-draft evaluation on Chris Baker. They saw a sure-handed shortstop with solid pop and an improving approach at the plate that many others didn’t see. This cool article breaks it down…

“Our scouts had seen him play there plenty of times,” said Conner. “We had seen him in high school and some with the Huskies. That is a big thing in our organization, to have multiple looks at guys so we can see their progression or regression and have a more informed idea of the player.”

The whole article is worth a read, but this part also stood out to me as being particularly important…

“For me, I had one at-bat against UCLA when the pitcher threw me a fastball away, and even though I was thinking away, I still fouled it off,” he said on the moment when things began to turn around for him. “And I thought then that if I had so much time that I didn’t need to rush it. It’s strange, but certain things can just click for you.

Pretty neat that one foul ball can be the start of something much bigger. I’ve heard many similar stories like that — one that comes to mind is about a guy who took a close pitch (a strike, as it turned out) he’d normally have swung at and that became his moment of “Hey, I can do this” — and they never cease to bring me joy. My “nine to five” job allows me to be on the front lines of moments like that everyday, so getting to read about them in the sport I love is a pretty nice way to bridge the gap between my “real life” and whatever this site attempts to do.

Anyway, Chris Baker is a really good get this late in the draft. Any time you can nab a legitimate shortstop capable of hitting .299/.384/.432 with 14/18 SB in 264 AB in his pro debut — better marks across the board save a couple points of batting average than what he did as a junior at Washington — then that’s a win. I commend San Diego for sticking with Baker over the years and think they’ll be paid back with a high-level utility player who has a chance for more if his defense keeps progressing at short.

18.534 – 1B Jaquez Williams

There’s no such thing as a bad signed high school draft pick past round ten. Even when that signed high school draft pick strikes out in 40.8% of his first 98 professional turns at the plate. Jaquez Williams is a big lefthanded power bat with a strong track record catching up to velocity. It’s not the prospect archetype one might typically associate with a $100,000 post-tenth round bonus (i.e., I wouldn’t have targeted him specifically), but, hey, it’s only money, right? And, lest we’ve forgotten already, there’s no such thing as a bad signed high school draft pick past round ten.

19.564 – OF AJ Brown

I know nothing about AJ Brown, star two-sport athlete who will continue to do the two sport thing by playing both baseball with the Padres in the summer and football with Ole Miss in the fall. No word at this time on what job will pay better.

20.594 – RHP Dom DiSabatino

I saw Dominic DiSabatino twice in high school, once in a workout setting and again during game action in Delaware. He was a big human with a monster arm and not a ton of foot speed, so my brain automatically tied him to another oversized prep shortstop I once saw a lot of at Bishop Eustace HS in New Jersey. That would be one Billy Rowell, first round pick and pro flop with Baltimore. Rowell’s struggles don’t have anything to do with DiSabatino, not only because one man’s issues have no place handicapping another’s future but also because DiSabatino will start his pro career not at shortstop but on the mound. Fair enough, though DiSabatino’s sophomore season at Harford was a good deal more impressive with the bat (.411/.519/.738 with 48 BB/36 K and 13/19 SB) than as a pitcher (4.2 IP). I still like what the Padres are doing giving DiSabatino a shot pitching

21.624 – OF Taylor Kohlwey

There was lots of positive buzz on Taylor Kohlwey sent this way throughout the spring. He’s got size (6-3, 200), speed (plus), and, most compelling of all, a legit above-average hit tool. That’s not the type of overall tools package you typically see fall to the twenty-first round. There’s definite fourth outfielder upside with Kohlwey. One contact said that he thought Kohlwey could wind up as a similar player to current Padres center fielder Travis Jankowski. That would be a great potential outcome in the twenty-first round.

22.654 – RHP Evan Miller

Nice work by San Diego realizing that Evan Miller was draft-eligible as a sophomore after his second year at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Miller’s two years as a Mastodon generated some fascinating numbers: 9.75 K/9, 6.09 BB/9, and 5.38 ERA in 152.1 IP. Miller also hit 19 batters and threw 37 wild pitches in those 31 career games (29 starts). If you know what to make of him going solely off those numbers, then you are far more attuned to the draft process than I am. Thankfully, we have a bit more than just the numbers to work with. We also know Miller throws hard (up to the mid-90s) with a nasty breaking ball that morphs between a truer hard slider and a variation on the traditional cut-fastball. He’s also been known to drop in a very occasional changeup. Getting locked in to just one key offspeed pitch — maybe the slider, maybe the cutter, maybe a cut-slider hybrid — should help him across the board (command, control, actual quality of stuff, etc.) in pro ball. I’m bullish on getting a pitcher with Miller’s arm talent this late.

23.684 – 2B Nate Easley

Nate Easley hit .403/.485/.655 with 36 BB/37 K and 29/36 SB in his draft year at junior college power and 2016 NJCAA Champion Yavapai College. He followed that up with a strong showing (.261/.385/.340 with 46 BB/59 K and 13/17 SB) in pro ball. Early returns on his conversion from center field to his father’s old position (second base) have been very encouraging. A patient approach, plus speed, and good defense up the middle could take him pretty far.

His dad made over $25 million in the big leagues and he started as a thirtieth round pick. The twenty-third round pick has a nice head start on his old man. My completely made up numbers — 25 million divided by 30 rounds times the difference of 7 rounds — means that Nate will finish his career with just under $31 million in the bank. Don’t argue with me, it’s math.

25.744 – C Luis Anguizola

Wisconsin-Whitewater, Cornerstone, Southeastern, Wisconsin-La Crosse, Chico State, and Baldwin-Wallace are just some of the universities that San Diego found prospects to their liking in the 2016 MLB Draft. That’s pretty badass. They dug particularly deep in finding Luis Anguizola out of Loyola University in New Orleans. Anguizola put up monster numbers (.428/.491/.738 with 26 BB/29 K) on a 22-33 NAIA squad. Context on those numbers matter. Anguizola’s BA was almost 200 points ahead of any other qualifier on the team. No other batter with more than eight at bats hit over .300. His OBP was 100 points better than anybody else. His SLG was almost 300 (!) points better than anybody else. Anguizola had a ridiculous offensive year any way you look at it. Good news about his pro debut: .279/.389/.356 with 17 BB/24 K and a 121 wRC+ may not be .428/.491/.738, but it’s not nothing. The less good news: Anguizola will be 23-years-old entering his first full pro season. That’s not a killer, but it does mean he has to get his rear in gear if he wants to establish himself as a debonair prospect. What’s a debonair prospect, you may be wondering. Well, Google didn’t recognize my original word choice of bonafide (written improperly as one word when it’s really two, so, hey, I’ve learned something new today), and for some reason wants to correct it to debonair. Debonair prospect should be a thing. Anyway, the even less good news: 23 of Anguizola’s 25 pro starts came at first base. He was announced as a catcher on draft day, but that dream seems less likely by the day. As a catcher, Anguizola would be a really REALLY interesting prospect. As a first baseman, he’s merely interesting. Still take that in a twenty-fifth round pick, of course.

27.804 – RHP Chasen Ford

I’ve seen Chasen Ford pitch at Yale. He’s looked good. Fastball ranging from 87 to 92 MPH, quality if still inconsistent breaking ball, good tempo on the mound, reasonably athletic, repeatable mechanics…all positive things. His results in the Ivy League, however…not so positive. Nobody really cares about twenty-seventh round picks as much as I do (or we do, assuming you’re reading this on your own volition), so this isn’t really true…but don’t late-round picks like Ford feel like mini-referendums on the age old scouts vs stats debate. If you only knew about Ford’s scouting report, you’d be on board. Bonus points for making the transition from standout California high schooler to star student-athlete at Yale, too. If you only knew the results of Ford’s time on the mound at Yale (4.65 K/9 and 3.05 BB/9 as a junior), then he’d be squarely in the middle of the UDFA pile. Since the debate isn’t really a debate at all — we all know this, but I’ll say it anyway: it’s not scouts vs stats, but rather scouts AND scouts working in harmony that make a front office tick — I’ll stay on the sidelines by coming down smack dab in the center. Ford’s scouting reports (including what I’ve personally seen) would have been enough for me to put him on my 40-round draft board at first, but his significantly below-average peripherals over the years would have bumped him off by the time I was ready to finalize the preference list. So I get why the Padres took him even if I wouldn’t have done so myself.

28.834 – SS Ethan Skender

I love this pick. Ethan Skender (417) won’t necessarily knock you over with loud tools, but the hoary cliché that I avoid on 99% of these pick reviews — “he’s a ballplayer” — rings true here. Skender can flat hit. That alone should make him interesting. Combine it with sneaky pop for a guy with his build and enough athleticism to stick up the middle (short for now, maybe second in the long run due to an average arm), and you’ve got yourself a keeper. I’m not quite ready to call a twenty-eighth round pick a future regular in the big leagues, but…fine, I’ll call it now. Skender is really good. Starter upside at second with a damn good shot to have a long, fruitful career in a utility role as a fallback.

30.894 – RHP Dalton Erb

Dalton Erb is a big guy (6-8, 250) with underwhelming velocity (but quality fastball movement) who pitched just all right at Chico State (7.68 K/9 and 3.62 BB/9) as a junior. He’s also “allergic to bees though his dad is a beekeeper.” Like rain on your wedding day, I guess.

31.924 – 1B GK Young

18 BB/38 K, 19 BB/50 K, and 23 BB/63 K. Those were GK Young’s K/BB ratios in his three years at Coastal Carolina. Not great. He’s got impressive present power and a strong arm, but the days of hoping he’d return to his catching roots have long since passed. That leaves us with an all-or-nothing first base prospect. Interestingly enough, Young’s junior year BB/K ratio (23/63) was almost identical to his professional debut BB/K ratio (23/63). A Chanticleer can’t change his spots.

33.984 – RHP Mark Zimmerman

Very cool pick here. Mark Zimmerman should be on any short list of most accomplished 2016 amateur baseball players. The two-way star at Baldwin-Wallace was second in the team in at bats and first in innings pitched. He made the most of both his time in the batter’s box (.368/.472/.540 with 30 BB/17 K and 17/17 SB) and on the mound (10.83 K/9 and 1.79 BB/9). Two draft rules I’ll always follow: bet big on athletes and, all else being equal, let the two-way guy pitch. Zimmerman’s athleticism is obvious to all who have seen him play up close — admittedly a very small number of people — so allowing him to concentrate full time on the mound could reap serious rewards. He’s already got a low-90s heater and quality slider, so a career in middle relief feels well within reach. Thirty-third round pick or not, I’m buying.

34.1014 – 3B Denzell Gowdy

I’m not an expert on Denzell Gowdy, but universal praise of his athleticism and work ethic make him a pretty interesting thirty-fourth round pick to track. His stellar draft season at Darton JC (.356/.473/.620 with 35 BB/37 K) certainly doesn’t hurt, either. Gowdy’s defensive versatility — he played second, third, and in the outfield in his debut — make him a worthwhile sleeper utility name to know.

35.1044 – RHP David Bednar

David Bednar is a really good looking arm that has the stuff to keep starting in pro ball. Not every team may be sold on his size or delivery as a starter, but he’s got the arm speed, depth of arsenal, and demeanor to stay in the rotation. I saw him throw at Penn and came away particularly impressed with his fastball (88-94, 96peak) and slider (above-average, flashed plus) combination. I’d love to see what kind of damage focusing in on those two pitches could produce coming in short bursts out of the bullpen. It’s silly to project any thirty-fifth round pick as a future big league player — the odds are decidedly stacked against such a prediction — but, in honor of my favorite stand-up comic, let’s get silly. David Bednar: future big league reliever.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Jamie Sara (William & Mary), Jared Poche’ (LSU), Hunter Bishop (Arizona State), Grae Kessinger (Mississippi), Collin Sullivan (South Florida), Ariel Burgos Garcia (Keiser), Quinn Hoffman (Harvard), Ryan Rolison (Mississippi), Will Solomon (?), JJ Bleday (Vanderbilt), Chris Burica (Creighton)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – Kansas City Royals

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by Kansas City in 2016

123 – Chris DeVito
170 – Logan Gray
183 – Khalil Lee
201 – AJ Puckett
253 – Nicky Lopez
404 – Jace Vines
455 – Dalton Griffin

Complete List of 2016 Kansas City Draftees

2.67 – RHP AJ Puckett

Not having a pick until after sixty-six prospects have already been chosen presents a unique challenge for any drafting team. The Royals opted to approach this conundrum by selecting a college performer with a long track record of success and a high probability of reaching his modest yet plenty useful ceiling. Fair enough. AJ Puckett (201) carved up hitters for three straight seasons at Pepperdine as one of the west coast’s most underappreciated collegiate arms. He’s been really good yet never dominant peripherally — 7.74 K/9, 7.52 K/9, and 8.61 K/9 — though his junior year dip in ERA to 1.27 after two seasons of 3.60 and 4.36 ball could obviously qualify as dominant run prevention in most quarters. Still, his good yet never dominant strikeout numbers dovetail nicely into a discussion about his good yet not dominant stuff. Puckett’s biggest strength is his ability to throw three average or better pitches for consistent strikes. His fastball ranges from 88 to 94 MPH (96 peak) with solid sink. His 73-78 MPH curve is an average pitch, but only in the sense that it sometimes flashes much better (above-average to plus) and sometimes has very little bend and gets hammered. Puckett’s changeup (79-85 MPH) isn’t all the way there yet, but shows signs of being an average to above-average pitch with continued use in the pros. With some projection left in his 6-4, 180 pound frame, a best case scenario could be a career not unlike what we’ve seen out of Alex Cobb to date.

3.103 – OF Khalil Lee

If you’re going to go safe with the first pick, then it only makes sense to swing for the fences with the next one. Highly athletic two-way prep star Khalil Lee (170) certainly qualifies as a big cut from the heels that could either result in a majestic home run or the cooling breeze of a major whiff and miss. Of course, that presupposes that boom/bust prospects result in all-or-nothing players; a swing for the fence can just as easily result in a double high off the wall or a sac fly. Prospect evaluation can mean many things to many people, but one thing it ain’t (or shouldn’t be) is an exercise in projecting binary outcomes. Anyway, Lee’s upside is considerable and the arrow on his likelihood of getting there is pointing up after a tremendous pro debut that saw him turn tools to skills quicker than just about anybody outside of the Kansas City front office could have anticipated.

Lee has the physical ability to be a star if he can remain in center feel as expected. He’d still have above-average regular upside in a corner — we know he has more than enough arm for right field — but the thought of him maintaining enough quickness and flexibility as he fills out to stick up the middle is particularly exciting. Offensively, Lee has the bat speed, swing plane, and muscle to hit for real power, average speed to do a little damage on the bases, and the keen understanding of the strike zone one might expect from a legitimate pitching prospect. There’s a lot to like when the overall package is taken into account.

4.133 – RHP Jace Vines

Draft-eligible sophomore Jace Vines (404) looks like a classic sinker/slider (88-92, 94 peak for the former; 83-86 and flashing plus for the latter) reliever to me with an outside shot at sticking in the rotation depending on how his changeup develops over time. I don’t hate it.

5.163 – SS Nicky Lopez

On Nicky Lopez (253) from March 2016…

Creighton’s best pro prospect for 2016 is Nicky Lopez, a slick fielding shortstop with plus speed and serious athleticism. Like the rest of the names at the top his bat might keep him as more utility player than starter. He’s a fine prospect in his own right, so hopefully this doesn’t come across the wrong way…but Lopez benefits greatly from being draft-eligible in 2016 and not 2015. Last year he might have gotten swept away with all the excellent college shortstop prospects getting popped early and often on draft day; this year, he stands out as one of the better options at the position for no other reason than the fact there’s little doubt he’ll stick there as a professional.

From that point on, Lopez grew on me a little bit with every passing day. Guys who hit .306/.417/.444 with twice as many walks (26) as strikeouts (13) in their draft year tend to do that. Beyond the obvious awesome plate discipline indicators, what I liked about Lopez is the steady increase in functional power (.038 ISO in 2014, .089 ISO in 2015, .138 ISO in 2016) and continued strong base running (83.3% career success rate). Those kind of secondary offensive skills and his longstanding quality defense at short — above-average range, plus arm, soft hands — elevate Lopez’s ceiling to a potential regular at short. If that’s too rich for you, then Lopez’s hot start should at least up the odds of him reaching his existing upside as a high-level utility guy.

6.193 – OF Cal Jones

Cal Jones is a classic, old school Royals draft pick. Take a special athlete with legit plus speed and more than enough range for center, and see if you can coach him up into a viable big league hitter. Great find by the Kansas City scouting staff. Now the really hard part comes for the development staff tasked with guiding Jones through the ups and downs of pro ball. I’m oddly optimistic on this one.

7.223 – RHP Travis Eckert

The Royals may have found themselves a late-bloomer in Travis Eckert, a steady yet unspectacular performer in two years at Oregon State who saw his stuff jump up across the board upon entering pro ball. What was once a fairly standard three-pitch command-oriented repertoire has been elevated to a slightly more interesting all-around profile thanks to a faster fastball (more flashes of mid-90s than his old 88-93 heat) and tighter 77-81 MPH breaking ball. Those two pitches combined with his solid 79-85 MPH changeup give him the requisite mix many teams require for a future in the rotation. I wouldn’t have put that that expectation on him six months ago — his immediate post-draft evaluation would have been something between unlikely middle relief help to minor league depth — but sometimes pro ball just agrees with a guy.

8.253 – 1B Chris DeVito

On Chris DeVito (123), the highest ranked player drafted by the Royals in this class, from March 2016…

I’m not yet sure what to make of Chris DeVito as an all-around prospect, but the confidence that he’ll hit as a pro grows by the week. The improvements he has made as a hitter, especially as he’s found a way to retain his big power while significantly decreasing the length of his swing, are real. One friend of mine affectionately refers to him as the “western Zack Collins.” My prospect love for Collins runs far too deep for me to go there, but I still like it. If DeVito can convince pro teams he can catch professionally, there’s no telling how high he can rise. I’m unsure if that’ll be the case – literally unsure: haven’t heard much in either direction about his glove, so I legitimately do not have an updated opinion on the matter – but I look forward to finding out more about his defense in the coming weeks. He’s a potentially great (top five round?) prospect – though I’d caution taking his offensive production with his offensive environments in mind — if he catch, and a good one (round six to ten?) if he’s forced to first base.

Of course, the Royals drafted DeVito, that same friend said after the fact, they already have his right-handed hitting counterpart in Chase Vallot. DeVito played exclusively first base in his pro debut, a sure sign that his number one job as a Royal will be to hit. Whether or not he’ll do so enough to be an everyday option going forward remains to be seen. I remain bullish on the Red Hercules as a plus power bat with patience and enough feel for contact to make a meaningful offensive impact at the highest level, so count me in on DeVito as a future regular.

9.283 – RHP Walker Sheller

Walker Sheller could be a quick-moving middle relief option for Kansas City as a funky strike-throwing fastball (87-93 MPH, 95 peak) and slider (low-80s, average but flashes better) righthander. It’s not the most explosive stuff or the highest ceiling, but it’s the kind of skill set that should play well in short bursts in the pros.

10.313 – LHP Richard Lovelady

It should be a pretty fun race to the big leagues between Walker Sheller and tenth rounder Richard Lovelady, a lefty reliever who can run it up to the mid-90s (sits 88-92ish) with a quality mid- to upper-70s breaking ball and usable upper-70s change. Good college numbers (10.26 K/9 and 4.93 BB/9) and a strong pro debut (10.80 K/9 and 3.24 BB/9) paint a pretty picture of a potential big league reliever.

11.343 – OF Vance Vizcaino

A big redshirt-sophomore season year at Stetson seemed to set Vance Vizcaino up for stardom at the college level, but his 2016 was a step back in just about every offensive area. That dip in production allowed the Royals to wait it out and and snag Vizcaino in the eleventh round. Getting someone closer to the 2015 version of Vizcaino would be a steal, but I can’t help but think that season will look more and more like an aberration the longer his career goes on. It isn’t that Vizcaino is a bad prospect — he isn’t — but he’s the epitome of an outfield tweener. He’s playable in center, sure, but much better in a corner. His speed is impressive, no doubt, but not quite on the level that I’d call it a clear carrying tool. His power is decent, yes, but not good enough to profile as a regular, especially in an outfield corner. Add it all up and the Tennessee transfer could be a useful backup outfielder in time if everything goes right. There’s no shame in profiling as a bench player, but I’d want a little more in a round that has turned into one where most teams target high upside, overslot gambles. That’s not Vizcaino.

12.373 – RHP Jeremy Gwinn

I was no Jeremy Gwinn expert in the spring and I’m no Jeremy Gwinn expert now. What I do know about him, however, I like. He’s got size at 6-5, 200 pounds. He’s got a good fastball at 90-94 MPH (95 peak). He can reach back and use one of three offspeed pitches (SL, CB, CU) in any count. His numbers at Colby CC this past year (11.85 K/9 and 2.39 BB/9 in 79.0 IP) were excellent. There is a lot to like here.

13.403 – 2B Logan Gray

Plate discipline is at or near the top of my list of required skills for any college hitter I’ll champion. It does seem, however, that every year there is a player or two who I can’t help but like in spite of consistently ugly BB/K ratios. One of those guys this year was Logan Gray (170). An optimistic take from April 2016…

All Logan Gray does is hit. There’s no point in me doubting him anymore. I’m sure there are scouts who don’t love every aspect of his swing or his bat speed or the way he circles the bases after hitting yet another home run, but at some point his extended run of hitting, hitting, and hitting some more has to matter. His athleticism and speed should translate to some steals (double-digits upside?) as he climbs the ladder and his power should play.

And a slightly more measured take from June 2016 right before the draft…

Logan Gray’s approach never took the step forward I was hoping to see (his sophomore to junior numbers are eerily similar), but he’s still so tooled up otherwise that he’s more than justified being a long-time FAVORITE. This class is dying for real third base prospects, so a raw yet highly athletic guy like Gray is very much welcomed.

There is so much about Gray’s game to like. He can run, he has power, he’s a great athlete, he’s capable of playing multiple spots…but the elephant in the room has been and figures to continue to be his approach. The downside to his game couldn’t have been made more clear in his 132 plate appearance debut in the Royals organization. Gray struggled to make contact (.187 BA), was unable to get into his plus raw power (.073 ISO), struck out a ton (34.8%), and barely walked at all (4.5 BB%). I’m not hopping off the bandwagon altogether after just 132 lousy plate appearances, but the fact that his struggles were so on the nose with what he’s had issues with in the past is more than a little concerning. Still, players with the kind of natural ability that Gray has shown don’t come around all that often, especially at the low low price of a thirteenth round pick. I had Gray valued at something closer to the fifth round — too early, probably, but defensible in this class when upside is taken into account — so it should go without saying that I love it in round thirteen. Whether or not Gray ever figures things out at the plate and gets past AA won’t make this pick any less clever to me. Process over results forever.

14.433 – RHP David McKay

David McKay joins a big group of relief prospects that could include every pitcher taken by Kansas City past their first overall selection. Competition for innings should be fierce in the early going, so McKay will need to impress as much as possible with his strong fastball (88-93) and breaking ball (once a plus slider, now far more of a curve as he’s adjusted to life post-Tommy John surgery) when called upon. So far, he’s done just that…

8.32 K/9 – 3.05 BB/9 – 44.1 IP – 2.64 ERA
7.96 K/9 – 3.14 BB/9 – 74.2 IP – 3.74 ERA

Top is what McKay did in his pro debut, bottom shows his redshirt-sophomore season at Florida Atlantic. Can’t knock the man for being consistent, that’s for sure. I like this pick a lot.

15.463 – LHP Mike Messier

I know it happened almost three weeks ago, but I still can’t get over Jaromir Jagr passing Mark Messier for second place on the all-time NHL points list. Jagr was old (but awesome) when I had the pleasure of watching him nightly with the Flyers and that was five years ago. This has nothing to do with Mike Messier and I apologize for that. Turning our attention back to baseball, kudos to the Royals for sticking with Messier despite a somewhat rocky junior season (4.75 ERA, highest among the three weekend starters) at Bellarmine. His peripherals remained solid (10.50 K/9 and 2.63 BB/9) and his stuff (88-92 FB) never wavered. Lefthanders with a certain baseline of velocity will always appeal to teams on draft day.

16.493 – OF Nick Heath

The pre-draft take on Nick Heath…

I like rJR OF Nick Heath as a potential high-contact, athletic, plus running center fielder, but the complete lack of power undermines what he does well otherwise. He’s more fun college player than serious pro prospect until he can start driving a few more balls to the gaps. They can’t all be power hitters, but the threat of power is a must in the pro game.

That feels pretty fair to me. Heath does enough well to potentially keep rising and make it as a reserve speed/defense outfielder, but the absence of power keeps his ceiling low. Solid depth piece at this point in the draft.

17.523 – RHP Dillon Drabble

A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space. Sounds a little bit like Twitter on a slightly larger scale. I’m much too dumb to write fiction, but let’s try to write a drabble about Dillon Drabble.

Dillon Drabble was drafted in the seventeenth round by Kansas City out of Seminole State JC in Oklahoma. He pitched well as a sophomore (10.45 K/9 and 3.19 BB/9) using a solid fastball (88-92) and cut-slider combination to get more than his fair share of swings and misses and a boatload of ground ball outs. He kept it up in his pro debut, notable mostly for a whopping 65.15 GB% on all batted balls in his 60.1 innings pitched. One contact who saw them both pitch in 2016 said he preferred Drabble to Kansas City’s similarly skilled fourth round pick, Jace Vines.

102 words! So close! I didn’t even get to talk about the comic strip as planned. Can’t win ’em all.

18.553 – LHP Vance Tatum

Two players named Vance in one draft class has to be a record, right? Vance Tatum is a fine find this late in the draft. The big lefty from Mississippi State has always done the job when called upon (7.73 K/9 and 3.45 BB/9 in 96.2 career college IP) thanks to enough velocity (85-91 FB), a true plus changeup, and a usable 76-81 MPH breaking ball. An imperfect comp for him that may have some merit, especially if he picks up a little velocity: Luis Avilan.

19.583 – RHP Tyler Fallwell

No matter what Fangraphs says, it’s Tyler Fallwell and not Falwell. The real Fallwell had a final draft year at Cochise (10.96 K/9 and 3.62 BB/9) and throws three pitches (88-92 MPH fastball, up-and-down slider, decent changeup) for strikes.

20.613 – RHP Anthony Bender

With a 9.94 K/9, 2.76 BB/9, and 1.65 ERA, Anthony Bender made his abbreviated sophomore year (16.1 IP) at Santa Rosa count. Armed with a fastball that could flirt with triple-digits in time (up to 97 already), Bender is exactly what you want in a mid-round quick-moving potential reliever.

21.643 – OF Dalton Griffin

I like a lot of elements in Dalton Griffin’s (455) game. He’s a solid runner with a strong arm, enough range to handle all three outfield spots (not at the same time though, that would be nuts), and a mature approach at the plate. Or, if that one sentence synopsis of Griffin doesn’t do it for you, how about just celebrating the fact that literally any high school prospect signed this late is worth getting at least a little excited about.

22.673 – RHP Cody Nesbit

Sometimes, just knowing a guy’s numbers can be enough. Cody Nesbit dominated this past spring at San Jacinto JC to the tune of a 15.60 K/9 and 2.00 BB/9. Knowing nothing beyond that, I’d still say that’s enough for me.

The Royals gave Nesbit $100,000 to sign. For those new at this, that’s the maximum amount allowed to a draft pick past the tenth round without dipping into the bonus pool allotment. The fact that Nesbit, a dominant junior college arm, got one hundred grand is wholly unremarkable. The fact that Nesbit is the is the twelfth Royal in a row to get a real signing bonus — ten of whom got six-figure bonuses — is pretty damn great. I love that Kansas City threw around that extra cash to get the players they wanted. I also love that the players got some real money upfront to help supplement their meager minor league salaries. I know Major League Baseball isn’t a charity, but if I was in charge of the draft room I’d push hard to give literally every player taken past round ten the full $100,000. There’s no penalty to doing so with the only real cost being a few extra bucks missing from the owner’s bottom line. I know it’s easy to say since it’s not my money, but the amount of good will around the game and potential for positive PR could pay for itself in time. A relatively small investment — the Royals signed 27 guys past round ten, so that would be $2.7 million if they followed my plan to the letter — that opens up the talent pool and could engender good feelings that resonate for years to come? Seems like something you could sell an open-minded owner on to me.

23.703 – OF Kort Peterson

UCLA has a deserved reputation of being a pitching factory in recent years. Everybody knows the big names like Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, but the Bruins have put big league pitchers like Charles Brewer, Erik Goeddel, Matt Grace, Rob Rasmussen, and Adam Plutko in the big leagues since 2009. James Kaprielian will join those guys shortly — he’s far more Cole/Bauer than any of those others — with Griffin Canning, Jake Bird, Justin Hooper, and Kyle Molnar all waiting in the wings. But the Bruins deserve equal credit for recruiting, developing, and sending off a slew of interesting high-contact, well-rounded offensive players to the pro ranks of late.

Maybe the group of Eric Filia, Kevin Kramer, and Tyler Heineman doesn’t have quite the same star power of that Cole/Bauer/Kaprielian trio, but all three are professional hitters who could carve out long pro careers if things fall the right way for them. I’d put Kort Peterson in that same class. Peterson doesn’t have any clear standout tools, but he’s a smart hitter with enough speed, range, and power to make a little noise in pro ball. His biggest selling point is his athleticism, so there’s more growth potential here than his good but not great college track record might suggest. I think my own track record (such as it is) of being bearish on college players who haven’t put up great numbers as amateurs (like Peterson) should indicate that I like the former UCLA outfielder’s overall skill set more than most.

24.733 – C Mike McCann

A torn thumb ligament cut short Mike McCann’s breakout junior season at Seattle, but the Royals made him a twenty-fourth round pick anyway. I heartily approve. McCann’s bat is ahead of his glove for me, but I still think he has the smarts if not the physical gifts to remain a catcher for the foreseeable future. A case could certainly be made that you’d rather have the smart catcher who can think along with your young pitching in the middle rounds than a bigger armed, better all-around defensive player lacking in the baseball IQ department. I’d take the latter guy early — big league tools are big league tools, after all — but, knowing what we know about the realistic success rate of players drafted at this point, getting a guy who will help with the overall development of his teammates makes perfect sense to me. Make no mistake, McCann is no slouch as a prospect in his own right. In a class loaded with college catching, his half-season (.319/.491/.445 with 37 BB/19 K) stands up to almost anybody’s. Great value here.

25.763 – 1B Robby Rinn

Robby Rinn is an older prospect (turned 24 this past October) confined to first base, so he’ll have to hurry up and start hitting if he wants to keep getting steady playing time in pro ball. His pro debut was fine (.280/.341/.386, 109 wRC+), but it was all in the AZL. That’s not Rinn’s fault — you can only play where you’re assigned — but he has to hope now that the Royals move him a lot quicker than that starting next spring. I believe in him as a hitter, but acknowledge that the odds are against him for a whole bunch of reasons.

26.793 – 3B John Brontsema

I don’t really understand this one. John Brontsema was already in my 2017 MLB Draft notes as a potential senior-sign — he has a solid glove and can play multiple spots — because I figured his unexciting junior season (.289/.364/.389 with 16 BB/44 K) would cause him to go undrafted. The Royals saw differently. Brontsema has rewarded that faith so far with a .337/.386/.396 (13 BB/33 K) debut.

27.823 – LHP Rex Hill

Rex Hill fell a little bit further than a three-pitch lefthander with good size (6-3, 200) probably should have. Perhaps it has something to do with Hill’s upper-80s fastball not being what pro teams want. I’d take it when combined with two average or better offspeed pitches (77-81 change, upper-70s breaking ball) and the chance he’ll gain a tick or two of velocity in a more consistent relief role. Worth a shot.

28.853 – C Yordany Salva

Yordany Salva hit .276/.339/.429 with 15 BB/33 K and 12/14 SB in his sophomore season at Broward CC. That’s all I’ve got. Typically those numbers wouldn’t be enough to be on my draft list, but the Royals obviously like him. We’ll see. Early reports on his defense have been positive, so at least there’s that to build on.

1/17 EDIT: As Shaun Newkirk of Royals Review points out, Salva has already been released by the Royals. It was fun while it lasted.

29.883 – RHP Grant Gavin

From 10.29 K/9 and 3.53 BB/9 (2.64 ERA) in 30.2 IP at Central Missouri to 8.57 K/9 and 0.91 BB/9 (2.01 ERA) in 49.1 IP in his pro debut: not a bad spring and summer for Grant Gavin. With a fastball up to 94 MPH, emerging offspeed stuff (CB and CU), and plenty of athleticism, Gavin could wind up one of this draft’s sneakier quick-moving relief prospects.

30.913 – RHP Geoff Bramblett

An established workhorse pitcher from the SEC with solid stuff across the board — 87-93 fastball, good low-70s breaking ball, improving sinking changeup — and plus athleticism still on the board tor the Royals in the thirtieth round? This is a pick you run to the phone to make. Nice work here.

31.943 – RHP Malcolm Van Buren

There’s literally nothing not to like about Kansas City taking a shot on Malcolm Van Buren in the thirty-first round. Athleticism, velocity (low-90s, up to 93), intriguing assortment of offspeed stuff (CB, CU, SL), and a 6-4, 185 pound frame with plenty of growth potential. The only issue here is his recent Tommy John surgery, but teams knew about the heading into the draft. If anything, strictly from a draft value perspective from the Royals point of view, Van Buren’s injury can be considered a positive. A healthy Van Buren goes twenty rounds sooner. As if I didn’t like this pick enough, the selection of Van Buren gives me an excuse to link to the classic clip you see below. When (fine, if) I sit down and try to determine my favorite picks across baseball from this draft, it’ll be hard to leave this one off.

34.1033 – RHP Nathan Webb

Very cool piece from a story on Nathan Webb, a pitcher I pretty much know nothing else about…

Safe to say he is the only member of the draft class who already has been presented with a World Series ring from the team.

That’s right, Webb, a right-handed pitcher, is one of four members of his high school team who works on the Royals’ grounds crew. The crew received rings.

“More than a replica,” said Lee’s Summit North baseball coach Mike Westacott. “They were really nice.”

How great is that? Good for the Royals.

35.1063 – C MJ Sanchez

When I start compiling notes for these draft reviews, I do so by collecting any and all relevant links that can add to the discussion about a given player. For reasons not particularly clear to me now, I found this link and decided it was worth saving. I can only guess that it had something to do with correctly guessing that the Jets would trade up to take Mark Sanchez. From there I linked Mark Sanchez to MJ Sanchez since MJ’s given name is also Mark. This is what passes for analysis in the thirty-fifth round. For what it’s worth, Sanchez hit well (.323/.384/.455 with 13 BB/15 K) in his redshirt-junior season at California Baptist. Have to figure that experience catching Tyson Miller, the highest drafted player in Lancers history, doesn’t hurt, either. It certainly helped Sanchez get multiple looks from scouts when he might have otherwise been given just a passing glance. I love it when a big-time prospect helps draw in scouts and gives exposure to talented teammates. I’m convinced there are way more good players out there than there are scouts on the road capable of seeing everybody. If you’re good they’ll find you, but getting a little serendipitous help along the way makes things a lot easier.

36.1093 – RHP Alex Massey

Alex Massey going all the way back to 2012 (!) at Tulane…

2012: 8.06 K/9 – 2.45 BB/9 – 51.1 IP
2014: 9.92 K/9 – 4.13 BB/9 – 32.2 IP
2015: 7.47 K/9 – 4.70 BB/9 – 88.1 IP
2016: 7.89 K/9 – 3.11 BB/9 – 75.0 IP

Four pretty solid seasons, all in all. Massey did it with a good sinking fastball (88-92 as a starter, but can run it up to 94-95 in shorter outings) and an above-average slider. That’s more than enough to warrant inclusion in the great big future middle relief pile the Royals have assembled through this draft.

37.1123 – RHP Justin Camp

Justin Camp had a weird college career at Auburn. He was basically the same guy in 2013, 2014, and 2016, but something much more in 2015. What do you do with that? I guess if you’re the Royals you take it in the thirty-seventh round and hope for the best. Camp has good stuff — 90-93 FB, low-70s CU, low-80s breaking ball — with decent command. Tough to see him being much more than an organizational arm, but he’s a bit more talented than your typical bottom of the draft selection.

39.1183 – C Chase Livingston

Chase Livingston was drafted by a MLB baseball team — the defending champs no less! — and I was not, so he’s clearly got plenty going for him and doesn’t need my approval in any way whatsoever. That’s why I don’t feel bad in pointing out that he might have the worst body of work of any 2016 MLB Draft pick. Livingston hit .202/.273/.267 with 25 BB/86 K in 337 AB at Rhode Island. His big senior year saw him put up a career-best .309 SLG as he hit .216 with a .275 OBP (11 BB/39 K). Naturally, he turned into a much better hitter (or had a nice run of fortune on balls in play in a small sample) in pro ball as he hit .273/.375/.273 (8 BB/11 K) in 66 PA split between two levels of rookie ball. With college numbers like his, the only way I can begin to rationalize this pick is to assume Livingston is the world’s greatest defensive catcher. It’s basically Nichols’ Law of Catcher Defense come to life.

40.1213 – RHP Taylor Kaczmarek

Some teams end with pointless nepotism picks, others pick players they have developed lasting long-term relationships with — the Royals originally drafted Taylor Kaczmarek out of South Mountain CC in 2012 — battling their way back from beating acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Kaczmarek is a feel-good story to be sure, but he’s not some total charity case selection: the reliever from San Diego has been up to 90 MPH with his fastball in the past.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Luke Bandy (Dallas Baptist), Kam Misner (Missouri), Joey Fregosi (?)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – Detroit Tigers

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by Detroit in 2016

23 – Matt Manning
105 – Kyle Funkhouser
130 – Daniel Pinero
133 – Zac Houston
169 – Brady Policelli
284 – Mark Ecker
318 – Jacob Robson
363 – Will Savage
387 – Bryan Garcia
486 – Austin Athmann

Complete List of 2016 Detroit Draftees

1.9 – RHP Matt Manning

High school prospects are risky. High school pitching prospects are riskier. Righthanded high school pitching prospects are riskiest. That’s about the only mean thing I can say about Detroit taking Matt Manning (23) with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Manning is really, really good. If you had to draw up the perfect righthanded high school pitching prospect, Manning would be it. I love his athleticism, easily some of the very best of any player at any position in this class. I love the way he pitches off his electric darting fastball, commanding it to all four corners with relative ease. I love the upside his breaking ball has shown even as it runs between a mid-70s curve and an upper-70s to low-80s slider. I love that he’s shown a changeup with promise even when he knows his fastball is all he ever needed against teenage competition. The only thing I don’t love about Manning is the inherent risk that comes with any high school pitching prospect. If you can get over that as I have, then you can fall in love with Manning, too. Love this pick. Detroit only signed three high school prospects, but Manning has a chance to be so good that no other selection in their draft will really matter.

4.115 – RHP Kyle Funkhouser

I’ve been as all over the place trying to figure out Kyle Funkhouser (105) as I have any other prospect in recent memory. I even devoted an entire post to him back in April 2015. Here’s a quick timeline of events from that post to the present day beginning in May 2015…

I’ve written about why Kyle Funkhouser intrigues me the way he does before, though I still will likely remain the low man on him as he enters pro ball. The narrative on him was kind of weird this spring as he was kind of the guy we all thought he was coming into the year, but the spin — and I was guilty of doing some of this myself — was that he was answering some of the pre-season questions about his game. I worried about his command, control, and third pitch coming into the season, and I still have worries about each of those areas today.

You know what, I think that’s a pretty fair summation of Funkhouser. Shut it down, we don’t need to go any further. I mean, we will because that’s just what we do, but this really does sum the big righthander from Louisville well. Command? Not great. Control? Definitely a concern. Unsure about the development of a third pitch? Heck, you could make a case that he needs to develop a more consistent second pitch right now. Let’s see what we saw in Funkhouser a few months later in October 2015…

Much electronic ink was spilled on Funkhouser last season, so I’ll be brief: he’s good. It’s unclear how good — I’d say more mid-rotation than ace, but reasonable minds may disagree — but he’s good. Of the many comps I threw out for him last year my favorite remains Jordan Zimmermann. If he can up his command and control game like Zimmermann, then he could hit that mid-rotation ceiling and keep pushing upwards.

From a stuff standpoint, I don’t think the Zimmermann comp is that bad. The command and control development, however, lag behind what Zimmermann showed at a similar age. This was the specific passage about Zimmermann that I was referring to…

I bring up Zimmermann not as a direct comp per se, but as a potential developmental path that Funkhouser could mirror once he hits the pro ranks. I think Funkhouser’s change should be given room to grow rather than ditched, but Zimmermann’s below average change was once said to have “promising action,” so what do any of us really know?

Predicting improvements in command and control is difficult for even the most seasoned scouts. Lots of time and effort spent breaking down a guy’s mechanics, athletic ability, aptitude for learning, willingness to receive instruction, and where/why he’s currently missing his spots go into it. Good command requires physical and mental strength, and finding an evaluator able to consistently read a young pitcher in both departments is a rare, if not impossible, thing. I’ve read just about everything written on Cliff Lee’s mid-career transformation and I still have no idea why he suddenly found command like he did. It’s a little bit like what I’ve been told about high school hitters: you can scout them as much as humanly possible, but nothing you’ll ever see them do as a teenage amateur can possibly equate to the day-to-day roller coaster ride of pro ball. They’ll either learn to hit in the pros or not. Same thing with a young guy and command: he’ll either learn it or he won’t. That’s what makes scouting more of an art than a science, and that’s what makes the mystic around it so appealing and frustrating all at once.

Anyway, back to Funkhouser. This time we jump to April 2016…

I hold out some hope that he’ll be a better pro than college pitcher because his raw stuff at its best is really that good, but there’s just so much inconsistency to his game that I can’t go all-in on him again. Maybe he’s fulfills the promise he showed last year, maybe he winds up more of a consistently inconsistent fifth starter/swingman type, or maybe he’s destined to a life of relief work. I no longer have any clue where his career is heading. I feel liberated.

I settled on this non-answer, and I think I’m really at peace with it all now. Funkhouser has flashed truly dominant stuff at times: 87-94 MPH (96-97 peak) fastball that moves, above-average 79-84 MPH slider, above-average 75-80 MPH curve, average mid-80s changeup, all commanded well enough in spurts. His biggest problem has been a longstanding inability to get all those pitches going at the same time. Some days he’ll scrap the slider for the curve entirely, other days the reverse will be true. On either day, there’s no guarantee that he can throw whatever breaking ball he’s going with for strikes. His changeup has steadily gotten firmer over the years; when his fastball is closer to the upper edge of his velocity band (90-95, 97 peak) then it can work as a nice timing disruptor, but when he’s more 87-91 (92-93 peak) with his heat then the changeup looks more like a batting practice pitch.

The massive deltas in his stuff on an outing by outing basis makes Funkhouser a really tough pitcher to make any bold predictions about. Instinctually, he feels like the kind of guy who just needs to find the right pitching coach at the right time to have the light bulb go off and become the long-time big league starting pitcher that his peak stuff suggests he could be. Or maybe not. Maybe he remains in the rotation, but has a career built on potential more than production; maybe he turns into an innings-eater who flashes upside but can never put it all together, a career path reminiscent of Brett Tomko’s. Or maybe he winds up in the bullpen and is allowed to focus on his fastball and one breaking ball, and his career takes off as a late-inning star. Or he’s more good than great in relief, but still has a long career pitching the sixth and seventh innings for a half-dozen different teams.

5.145 – RHP Mark Ecker

I love Mark Ecker (284). Every draft I struggle with where to rank college relievers and every year it feels like I get it wrong. Not so much with the individual evaluations, but definitely with where to rank straight relievers within the larger draft prospect landscape. One year I’ll overvalue them, the next year I’ll vow to never do that again and undervalue them, the next year I’ll go right back to overvaluing them, then I’ll overvalue just the top tier guys and ignore the next rung…it’s a mess. I think ranking Ecker as a tenth round prospect (give or take) undersells how good he is right now. It wouldn’t shock me at all to see him in the big leagues this upcoming year if that’s what Detroit needs. To make up for my underrating him in June, let’s write way too much about a fifth round college reliever…

Finding a comparable reliever to Ecker is surprisingly difficult. Did you know there are very few plus fastball/plus control relievers in Major League Baseball? It’s true! I’m using arbitrary standards here — more than 8.00 K/9, less than 2.00 BB/9, average fastball velocity 93+ MPH — and the pool of qualified relievers this decade comes out to just eleven possibilities. Of that eleven, none give me the kind of stuff close enough to Ecker to convince me to throw that comp on him. Liam Hendriks has ditched the change as he’s made the full-time transition to relief, Sean Doolittle is lefthanded and throws almost 90% fastballs, Rafael Betancourt is just short on velocity but not a terrible comp otherwise, and Robert Osuna relies more on his slider than his changeup. Junichi Tazawa might be the closest, but he technically throws a splitter rather than a changeup. The pitch serves a similar purpose, so maybe we should just allow it and call it a day. Mark Melancon would be perfect, but he almost literally never throws his changeup these days. Tony Watson is lefthanded, but fits the mold pretty well otherwise. Kelvin Herrera is a little too small and probably throws too many breaking balls, but he’s a decent facsimile for Ecker’s stuff/control combination otherwise. He might be the closest thing to Ecker that I can think of, though I’d be remiss to not at least mention Ryan Madson, my go-to fastball/changeup/control comp in these situations. Some combination of Herrera, Madson, and Melancon would be one heck of a reliever. That’s the kind of impact I think Ecker can have in the big leagues. In fact, there’s this from May 2016…

With a fastball capable of hitting the upper-90s and a mid-80s changeup with plus upside, he’s an honest big league closer candidate with continued development.

Sounds about right. Getting an arm with closer upside in the fifth round is a win every single time for me. Nice work by Detroit here.

6.175 – RHP Bryan Garcia

The Tigers pretty clearly went into this draft with the idea of adding players who will be ready quickly enough to help prop their present window of contention open a little bit longer. Outside of their first round pick (who happens to be a really good prospect and excellent trade capital if they go that route), every other selection all the way through round twenty-two was a college prospect. No snapshot of their draft better exemplifies their win-now philosophy than the back-to-back selections of Mark Ecker and Bryan Garcia (387). Like Ecker one round earlier, Bryan Garcia has the ability to pitch in the big leagues sooner rather than later. From March 2016…

Garcia has late-game reliever stuff (mid-90s FB, good SL) and pedigree (15.88 K/9 this year) to get himself drafted as one of the first true college relievers in his class.

His K/9 dipped all the way down to 13.03 by the end of the season and his low-80s slider morphed more into a curve, but Garcia finished the year more than holding up his end of the bargain. There’s a chance Garcia could be tried in the rotation — a pro contact who saw him this summer came away far more impressed with his changeup than I would have guessed — but letting him fire away in the bullpen with his mid-90s heat and potential plus breaking ball seems like the way to go. Like Ecker, I think he could pitch in the big leagues in 2017 if that’s how the Tigers want to play it.

7.205 – LHP Austin Sodders

Got a Matt Imhof comp for Austin Sodders late in the spring that I think is pretty fair. I don’t love the pick, but can appreciate the logic behind it. Sodders is a big lefthander with solid velocity (88-92), above-average deception and command, and the chance for two average offspeed pitches (CB, CU). If it all comes together for him, that’s a pretty valuable skill set.

8.235 – OF Jacob Robson

I like this one probably more than I should. Every team I’ve written about the past two weeks or so seems to draft at least two college center fielders known for their speed, defense, and minimal pop. I’ve always liked that profile, but lately am beginning to realize that the power component is even more important than conventional wisdom — which believes it to be very, very important, for the record — suggests. I’m sick of writing it, so I can only assume you’re sick of reading it, but the threat of power is an absolute necessity for any young hitter with the hopes of being an above-average offensive contributor in professional ball. Not everybody has to be a power hitter, but if you can’t hit for at least some power then you’re going to have a bad time in pro ball. The threat of an extra base hit changes the way you’re approached as a hitter.

That in mind, Jacob Robson’s (318) lack of pop is concerning. It limits his ceiling dependent on how you feel about his hit tool playing in the pros; you can talk yourself into him being more than a fifth outfielder if you believe, but he’s close to a “what you see is what you get” otherwise. I happen to like him and this pick a ton. That’s the power of the hit tool, I guess. Some guys just have a knack for consistent hard contact. That’s Robson. I’m not a scout so I lack some (but not all) of the reverence to the 20-80 scale that the pros share for it, but tossing around plus grades on an amateur’s hit tool is something even I don’t take lightly. I think Robson might have it. He might be able to hit enough singles and hustle doubles/triples to overcome his lack of power and become a starting quality player. His athleticism, speed, and center field range will also certainly help in that quest, but it’ll be the hit tool that separates him from so many similar players bouncing around the minor leagues. I’d call many players like Robson low-ceiling/moderate-floor types, but Robson himself gets a moderate-ceiling/moderate-floor tag. That’s not a whole lot better, but it is better.

9.265 – SS Daniel Pinero

There is no version of me in any alternate timeline who doesn’t appreciate a 6-5, 210 pound shortstop prospect. It should be no shock then that I’m an unabashed Daniel Pinero (130) fan. Pinero got better every season at Virginia while flashing big league tools across all areas of the game. I like his defense at shortstop more than anybody I’ve spoken to or read, so take the claim that he can stay at his college position in the pros with that in mind. Even if he has to move off short, he’s got all the skills needed (quick reactions, strong arm, body control) to excel at the hot corner. Offensively, Pinero will always have some swing-and-miss in his game (long levers will do that) and his speed has slowed down to average at best as he’s filled out over the years, but his power is on the rise, his approach is sound, and he goes into every at bat with a plan. I don’t think he’s a future star at the plate, but the chance to be an average offensive player with either average (shortstop) or above-average (third base) defense makes him a really nice prospect.

As far as value goes, it’s worth noting that I ranked Pinero only 54 spots lower than CJ Chatham, Red Sox second round pick who went 214 picks earlier. That may or may not mean something to you, but I look at it as Detroit getting a comparable talent much later in the draft. I think Pinero is a potential regular on the left side of the infield with a very realistic floor as a big league utility guy.

10.295 – OF Sam Machonis

Two years at Polk State (including this sophomore year: .310/.406/.470 with 20 BB/43 K and 14/15 SB in 200 AB) and two years at Florida Southern (combined .365/.443/.607 line with 38 BB/71 K and 26/32 SB in 394 AB) led Sam Machionis to Detroit on draft day 2016. Without being an expert on him from a scouting perspective, I’ll point out that his numbers, while very good on the whole, come with the glaring BB/K red flag that would scare me off using a top ten round pick on him. The scouting notes on him I do have — “strong arm, decent runner, can play all three outfield spots and first base, hits from both sides of the plate, handles velocity” — lean towards a potential bench contributor if he can curb some of his overly aggressive tendencies at the plate.

11.325 – RHP Zac Houston

Zac Houston (133) and his explosive 90-95 FB (97 peak) fastball is a pretty perfect fit in the eleventh round. He’s a live arm with college experience at Mississippi State that has seen ups (11.53 K/9 in 2015, 9.79 K/9 in 2016) and downs (6.47 BB/9 in 2015, 4.43 BB/9 in 2016). He did more of the same in his pro debut (14.90 K/9 and 4.56 BB/9 in 29.2 IP) while dominating on the scoreboard (0.30 ERA). It’s an imperfect comparison, but you can draw a shaky line between Houston and fourth round pick Kyle Funkhouser. Like the former Louisville star, Houston’s future role is as yet undetermined. His fastball will play in any role and his low-80s slider is quickly coming on as a potential second weapon, but the rest of his offspeed spread (cutter, curve, change) remain a work in progress. I think the bullpen is his best bet. If that’s the case, then a long career filled with strikeouts and walks could make him a very fun/frustrating reliever to watch.

With Funkhouser, Ecker, Garcia, Houston, Schreiber, Sittinger, and Schmidt all taken by Detroit in the draft’s top twenty rounds, the Tigers could have just formed the core of a young, electric, and cheap bullpen that will supplement their next contending team. It’s not sexy, but nailing down three or four knockout relievers in one draft class would be a major scouting and development win for a farm system in need of a W or two.

12.355 – OF Daniel Woodrow

Though long a prospect archetype I’ve enjoyed, I’ve grown suspicious of rangy center fielders with plus speed and no power of late. The “no power” thing is just too much of an offensive hurdle to jump; as we often say, it’s not so much the actual lack of power but the lack of power being a credible threat against bigger, smarter, better pitching. Of the many potential backup outfielders that follow the speed/defense/no power pattern in this class, I happen to like Daniel Woodrow of Creighton more than many of the others. There’s such a fine line between no power and very little power, but I think the small difference matters when it comes to how pitchers approach the opposition. Woodrow has just enough pop to continue being an effective table setter in the pros. He makes a ton of contact, has a decent approach, and provides all the aforementioned speed/defense (and arm strength). The upside isn’t huge, but Woodrow has a shot to make it as a fifth outfielder.

13.385 – C Brady Policelli

I’m an absolute sucker for Brady Policelli’s (169) defensive versatility, athleticism, and ability to excel at all of the little things. It’s dangerous territory for me because I’ve fallen in love with prospects like Policelli before with many topping out as fun college players and little more, but I can’t help but appreciate a legitimate defensive catcher with a really strong arm and footwork good enough to play shortstop for his college team in his draft year. I’ll go bold and say that Policelli has a long big league career as a standout defensive catcher with enough thump in his bat to have a few years worthy of being an everyday player.

14.415 – C Austin Athmann

This year’s college class has a chance to be viewed as one of the best of all-time. The talent level at the position . Detroit waited it out and landed a top ten round talent in most years all the way down in round fourteen. Austin Athmann (486) is a lock to stay behind the plate thanks to solid mobility, an average or better arm (more accurate than strong), and pro-level smarts in knowing how to handle a pitching staff. That alone gives him value this late in the draft, but Athmann adds on to it as a more than capable hitter with a chance for topping out as an average hitter with average power. The very optimistic forecast calls for starting catcher upside, but I’m more comfortable calling him a potential quality backup. That’s really nice value this late in the draft.

15.445 – RHP John Schreiber

John Schreiber dominated at Northwestern Ohio as a senior using a nasty fastball (90-95 MPH) and slider one-two punch. Definite middle relief upside here. Is this my shortest prospect breakdown so far? I think it is. Only problem is every word I write now artificially inflates the total. If you just skimmed through this and saw this nice little block of text, you’d have no real idea that the only bit of analysis I had to share on Schreiber this year.

16.475 – 2B Will Savage

As an self-proclaimed Ivy League baseball aficionado, I’ve seen a lot of Will Savage (363) over the years. Without fail, I’ve come away impressed with his game. There’s little flashy about Savage, but he’s got a knack for hard contact, above-average speed, and a chance to be a solid defender at second with more work. The problem with Savage is that he’s likely a second baseman and second baseman only in the pros; his arm and range are both stretched considerably on the left side of the infield. As much as I like him as a college hitter, I’m not sure the bat will be enough to carry him if his only path to the big leagues is as a second baseman. If Detroit can squeeze even a little defensive versatility out of him, then he’ll be in a much better position to climb the ladder.

17.505 – RHP Brandyn Sittinger

Brandyn Sittinger dominated at Ashland as a junior using a low- to mid-90s fastball and little else. He’s a consistent second pitch away from having the same middle relief upside as fellow state of Ohio product John Schreiber.

18.535 – 1B Niko Buentello

Niko Buentello as a lefthanded power bat with a decent approach and a shot to destroy righthanded pitching in the pros is enough for me to buy into him as a viable eighteenth round pick. It’s tough sledding making it as a first base only prospect, but, hey, somebody has to man the position, right?

19.565 – OF Dustin Frailey

I really like Dustin Frailey, a Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunner by way of Mt. San Antonio College who stayed under my radar until fairly late in the draft process. His draft year was outstanding by any measure (.376/.479/.593 with 30 BB/19 K and 23/27 SB) and his offensive game is a well-rounded blend of average power and above-average speed. There’s some sneaky fourth outfielder upside with Frailey.

20.595 – RHP Clate Schmidt

On Clate Schmidt from December 2015…

SR RHP Clate Schmidt has overcome a great deal to get back to position himself to a return to the mound this spring. His athleticism, fastball (90-94, 96 peak), and impressive low-80s slider make him a prospect to watch, and his story of perseverance makes him a player to appreciate. If the return to health in 2016 has him feeling more like himself this spring (i.e., he’s more 2014 than 2015), then his feel-good story should end with a potential top ten round draft selection and honest shot in pro ball.

Schmidt finished his final season at Clemson with the following numbers: 7.15 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 4.83 ERA, 85.2 IP. I’d say that definitely puts him closer to the 2014 version (7.23 K/9 and 3.82 BB/9) than the 2015 version (5.54 K/9 and 3.98 BB/9), and that’s an encouraging sign for Schmidt’s career going forward. His stuff wasn’t quite back to what he showed at 100% — he was more 86-91 MPH with his fastball in 2016, though his 78-82 MPH changeup remained outstanding and his low-80s slider solidified itself as a solid third offering — but it’s still good enough to make a little noise in the pros. Giving him the ball in shorter outings with the instructions to let it fly (and sink) might prove to be the best move for him and the Tigers. As a reliever, I think Schmidt could pile up ground balls and miss enough bats to be really effective. That upside combined with the hidden value of bringing such a hard worker and positive influence like Schmidt into the organization makes this one of my favorite picks in the whole draft.

21.625 – RHP Joe Navilhon

The first of back-to-back undersized college righthanders taken by Detroit, Joe Navilhon has a decent fastball (88-92) that he dresses up with a highly effective low-80s changeup. Toss in a mid-70s breaking ball and the Tommy John survivor has enough going for him to get his chances as a potential middle relief prospect. I’m bearish on his odds of breaking through compared to some of the other intriguing relief arms stockpiled by Detroit in this class, but you never know.

22.655 – RHP Burris Warner

I’m always happy to see an undersized flame-thrower like Burris Warner get his shot in pro ball. Even if things don’t work out for Warner in the long run, remember that Detroit got an established college reliever capable of hitting the mid-90s (seen him up to 95 personally) with his fastball in the twenty-second round next time one of the national guys refuses to rank more than fifty or so prospects in a given class.

23.685 – C Bryan Torres

The Tigers signed only three high school prospects in this class. Matt Manning is the obvious headliner, but getting deals done with Bryan Torres here and Geraldo Gonzalez later is a nice little bonus. A really rough small sample debut doesn’t change the fact that Torres was a worthwhile gamble here in the twenty-third round.

24.715 – LHP Evan Hill

On any given outing you might see Evan Hill hit just about every single 80-something MPH with his fastball. At his best, Hill is more mid- to upper-80s (up to 92-93 peaks at his bestest best), but the long and lean lefthander could have more in the tank (or at least more consistency in what he’s already flashed) with pro strength training and instruction ahead of him. He could use the extra tick or two on his fastball because of his offspeed stuff is more functional than fabulous. I like what I’ve seen out of a mid- to upper-70s breaking ball that’ll flash above-average at times, but his cutter and changeup are nothing to write home about. A shift to the bullpen could accelerate some of those hopeful velocity gains and potentially sharpen up his breaking ball. That feels like his best shot at an extended pro career.

25.745 – RHP John Hayes

Joe Navilhon and Burris Warner were back-to-back undersized college righthanders taken by Detroit in rounds twenty-one and twenty-two. Now the Tigers go back-to-back with big college righthanders with John Hayes leading off. Hayes missed bats as a redshirt-senior at Wichita State (10.57 K/9), but didn’t quite get the job done when it came to run prevention (7.12 ERA). I’m glad Detroit saw past his struggles to see the good (88-93 FB, quality CU, usable SL) in Hayes.

26.775 – RHP Colyn O’Connell

Colyn O’Connell has the fastball (89-93, 95 peak) and frame (6-5, 215) to excite, but his junior year at Florida Atlantic (6.33 K/9 and 3.33 BB/9) was mostly underwhelming. To his credit, O’Connell did keep runs off the board (2.00 ERA in 27.0 IP). Things took a turn for the better in pro ball (8.40 K/9 and 3.60 BB/9) even as the ERA climbed a bit (3.90 in 30.0 IP). You’ll make that trade-off any day when it comes to projecting a pitcher’s future.

27.805 – SS Chad Sedio

The Tigers gave Chad Sedio an honest shot to play shortstop in pro ball and the early buzz on his defense there — in as much as there can ever be buzz about Chad Sedio’s glove — has been positive. The versatile defender also has experience at second, third (where I listed him pre-draft), and in the outfield, so a future as a bat-first utility player isn’t out of the question.

29.865 – 3B Hunter Swilling

Two big power years in a row at Samford (.324/.415/.622 and .292/.393/.557) were enough to get Hunter Swilling his shot in pro ball. His combined walk to strikeout ratio during that same stretch (60 BB/124 K) probably would have kept me away, but I understand the inclination to buy power when you can. To his credit, Swilling can do more than just swing for the fences. The righthanded power bat is also a pretty solid athlete with a strong arm well-suited for third base. I had him as a first base prospect in my notes (with some upside on the mound), but early returns on his glove at third in the pros have been decent. The overall package is still not really my cup of tea, but in the twenty-ninth round sometimes you have to open your mind to players you might not have considered otherwise.

30.895 – LHP Dalton Lundeen

Dalton Lundeen’s pro debut (6.48 K/9 and 2.52 BB/9) looked a whole heck of a lot like his senior season at Valparaiso (6.65 K/9 and 1.91 BB/9). That should give some indication as to what kind of pitcher he is, but I’ll do my part to paint a fuller picture by noting that Lundeen’s fastball lives mostly in the mid- to upper-80s and his slider is his primary out-pitch.

31.925 – SS Dalton Britt

First time in MLB Draft history a team has drafted back-to-back Dalton’s. Or so I’ll assume, anyway. Dalton Britt joins Dalton Lundeen in the Tigers organization after going off the board in the thirty-first round. Britt has always been one of those guys described to me as a better potential pro hitter than what he ever showed at Liberty. That persistent noise was what had me continuing to push the “strong hit tool” scouting note for Britt even as the college shortstop hovered just below a .300 batting average (.299 in 2014, .294 in 2015, .292 in 2016) during his last three college seasons. Of course there’s more to projecting a hit tool than just looking at past performance, but ignoring what has actually happened on the field isn’t a very sound evaluation strategy, either. Britt hasn’t been so bad that I’d toss out the positive scouting notes, so we’re more in the “wait and see” stage of his larger evaluation as he transitions to pro ball. If the scouting reports prove true, then the Tigers got themselves a really nice potential steal this late. Britt can certainly hold up his end of the bargain defensively (steady work at 2B, 3B, and SS), so even a slightly below-average big league bat would make him an interesting utility option down the line.

34.1015 – SS Gerardo Gonzalez

Finally, we get to the third signed high school prospect. I’ll admit that I was a little bit more excited about this one when I mistyped Gerardo Gonzalez’s first name as Geraldo, the name most of the internet has him listed under. Pro ball could really use a star named Geraldo. Gerardo Gonzalez had a rough debut, but he earned his fair share of walks, played solid defense at second, and finished the season as one of the younger 2016 draftees (not 18 until 12/21/16). There’s no such thing as a bad high school signing past round ten, so no shame in focusing on his modest strengths for now.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Alex Cunningham (Coastal Carolina), Conner O’Neill (Cal State Northridge), Keegan Thompson (Auburn), Jacob White (Weatherford JC), Drew Mendoza (Florida State), David Fleita (Cowley County JC), Josh Smith (LSU), Garrett Milchin (Florida), Dalton Feeney (North Carolina State)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – Tampa Bay Rays

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by Tampa in 2016

9 – Josh Lowe
47 – Jake Fraley
136 – Zack Trageton
157 – Easton McGee
206 – JD Busfield
234 – Ryan Boldt
251 – Nathaniel Lowe
338 – Dalton Moats
401 – Austin Franklin

Complete List of 2016 Tampa Draftees

1.13 – 3B Joshua Lowe

I love Josh Lowe (9). There’s really no other way to put it. His collection of tools is unlike any other prospect in this year’s draft class. The power, speed, arm strength, and athleticism are all top shelf. That little (9) next to his name doesn’t do his upside justice; sifting through the top tier of this draft was a challenge, but that doesn’t mean I don’t already regret not ranking Lowe even higher than I did. Honestly, a few months of reflection on this draft’s top tier has me questioning if Lowe shouldn’t have been picked first overall. With so much confusion at the top, maybe pure straight unadulterated upside should have won out. That’s Lowe. More on him from May 2016 featuring some of my patented pre-draft hedging and a rather lofty comp…

He’s a little bit of a higher variance prospect than Jones – more upside if it all clicks, but less certainty he turns into a solid professional than I’d put on Jones – so if I was a real scouting director with real future earnings on the line, I’m not sure I’d take him quite as high as he could wind up on my final rankings. The possibility, however, that he winds up as the best player to come out of this class is very real. He reminds me just a little bit of an opposite-hand version of this guy

Bryant entered the summer with lofty expectations, but he often looked overmatched at the plate during the showcase circuit last summer. When he’s on, he’s a treat to watch. He has a lean, 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame and light-tower power that draws comparisons to a young Troy Glaus. The power, however, mostly shows up during batting practice or when he has a metal bat in his hands. There are a lot of moving parts to his swing and he has trouble barreling balls up with wood, so how much usable power he ends up having is a big question. He has a long, loopy swing and he never changes his approach when he’s struggling. He’s athletic for a big guy and may be able to handle third base. He has the arm for it, and some scouts said they wouldn’t be shocked if he eventually ended up on the mound. Some scouts love Bryant’s power enough to take him in the back half of the first round, while others turned him in as a token gesture and have little interest in him–especially for the price it will take to lure him away from his San Diego commitment.

I really, really like Josh Lowe, if that’s not already clear. I mean, I did once kind of compare him to Babe Ruth. I think a team would be justified taking either Lowe or Jones in the top ten…and quite possibly the top five…or maybe even top three. Let me stop now before I really get too far ahead of myself.

Give Lowe three years at Florida State and I have to believe he’d come out the other side as a draft prospect in the same 1-1 mix that Bryant was a few years back. Getting him at pick thirteen before he truly blows up as a prospect makes this pick as good as it gets. Whether he sticks at the hot corner or makes the predicted move to center, I think Lowe’s career trajectory will take him on a path to stardom. He’s the kind of talent who will compete for MVPs at the highest level. I really can’t say enough about how much I love this pick.

2.53 – OF Ryan Boldt

On Ryan Boldt (234) from October 2015…

World Wide Wes said it best: “You can’t chase the night.” Of course that doesn’t stop me from trying to chase missed players from previous draft classes. Nobody was talking about Andrew Benintendi last year at this time — in part because of the confusion that comes with draft-eligible true sophomores, but still — so attempting to get a head-start on the “next Benintendi” seems like a thing to do. As a well-rounded center fielder with a sweet swing and impressive plate coverage, Boldt could be that guy.

I should have listened! Why didn’t I listen? World Wide Wes is never wrong. Ryan Boldt is fine. He’s a good runner with legitimate center field range, so the speed/defense thing automatically gives him a long leash in the pro game. I genuinely believe in his hit tool — lots of line drives, advanced approach despite disappointing junior season BB/K, impressive plate coverage — playing at the highest level, but his lack of present functional power could keep him from being an above-average offensive contributor. Barring a breakthrough I’m no longer willing to predict for him, Boldt’s best case scenario outcome looks like an average regular in center with the more likely outcome being a high-level fourth outfielder and spot starter. It’s a reasonable enough floor with as yet untapped upside that I don’t hate it in the abstract, but there were plenty of college outfielders available here (Woodman, Reynolds, Dawson, Quinn, Fisher) that I would have personally preferred.

Oddly enough, the pro player comp I’ve used on Boldt over the years happens to be long-time (Devil) Ray Randy Winn. Maybe it was meant to be.

2.77 – OF Jake Fraley

In the pick analysis above, I mentioned a bunch of college outfielders I liked more than Ryan Boldt. One such outfielder is none other than the man Tampa took later that very same round, Jake Fraley (47). Nice little bit of redemption for the Rays, as if they cared. A very enthusiastic Fraley take from January 2016…

JR OF Jake Fraley is an outstanding prospect. I may have actually underrated him despite ranking him twentieth overall in the college class back in October. Here’s what was written then…

In a class with potential superstars like Lewis, Reed, and Ray roaming outfields at the top, it would be easy to overlook Fraley, a tooled-up center fielder with lightning in his wrists, an unusually balanced swing, and the patient approach of a future leadoff hitter. Do so at your own discretion. Since I started the site in 2009 there’s been at least one LSU outfielder drafted every year. That includes five top-three round picks (Mitchell, Landry, Mahtook, Jones, and Stevenson) in seven classes. Outfielder U seems poised to keep the overall streak alive and make the top three round run a cool six out of eight in 2016.

That fact about the outfielders still blows my mind. Six out of eight years with a top three round outfielder is one heck of a run for any university. Anyway, peers ranked over Fraley this year (according to me back in October) included names like Lewis, Reed, Ray, Boldt, and Reynolds. Banks, Wrenn, Quinn, Abreu, Brooks, and Dawson came next. I think if I had to do it again today with a few more months of research and thought under my belt, I would have Fraley behind only Lewis, Reed, and Ray, and in as close to a tie as humanly possible with Reynolds. He’s really good. In what is surely an unfair thing to say based on the sheer awesomeness of this guy’s numbers last year, I can see some opportunity for a Benintendi-like breakout for Fraley in 2016.

As it turned out, the only college outfielders who finished above Fraley on my final rankings were Lewis, Ray, Fisher, and Reynolds. I stand by that, of course, but not without a little uneasiness. What Fraley does well, he does really well: hit, run, defend. Like Boldt (and any speed/defense type), those attributes will keep him gainfully employed — in as much as the pittance minor league players make can be called this — for as long as he’s willing to chase the big league dream. I prefer Fraley’s hit/run/defend tools all over Boldt’s, and think his clear edge in plate discipline makes him a much better option offensively going forward. The aforementioned uneasiness comes when looking at a problem all too common with players like Fraley: power, or, more specifically, a lack thereof. It isn’t so much Fraley’s lack of present power that troubles me, but the fact his power potential doesn’t figure to make him much of an extra base threat (speed-assisted gappers excepted) could alter how pro pitching approaches him. I still think Fraley’s strengths are strong enough to make him a big league regular in center, but the lack of thunder in his bat limits the likelihood just enough that I won’t call him the stone cold mortal lock future big league starting center fielder I’d like to. Going super obvious and comparing Fraley to former LSU teammate Andrew Stevenson doesn’t bother me at all. Sometimes obvious comps are obvious for a reason.

3.90 – RHP Austin Franklin

Due to a rumored strong to VERY strong Stanford commitment, I didn’t spend nearly as much time digging around for information on Austin Franklin (401) before the draft as I should have. As such, some of my pre-draft information on him (86-92 FB, 93 peak) was a little dated by June (similar sitting velocity, but more consistent mid-90s peaks). That fastball combined with his really good 78 MPH curve give him a really nice one-two punch to handle young pro hitters. Definitely get a mid-rotation starting pitching vibe from Franklin based on everybody I’ve checked in with these past few months. Nice work by Tampa getting him signed for a good price in the third round.

4.120 – RHP Easton McGee

Easton McGee (157) could very well be the poster prospect for my “big guy who pitches like a little guy before filling out and getting the best of both worlds at maturity” prep pitching archetype. McGee’s present stuff — 85-90 FB, 93 peak; pair of offspeed pitches (SL and CU) that flash above-average; usable low-70s CB — doesn’t blow you away, but the way he uses it shows an appreciation for his craft well beyond his years. You walk away thinking how impressive the 6-6, 200 pound high school prospect will look once his body more completely fills out, his fastball bumps up a few ticks, and his offspeed stuff sharpens. Well, the pros have him listed at 6-7, 220 pounds, so we’re on our way to finding out. I’m bullish on McGee’s future.

5.150 – RHP Mikey York

Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but Mikey York makes it three consecutive young righthanded pitchers selected by Tampa in a row that I can’t help but like. York is an athletic, quick-armed (89-93, 94-95 peak) Tommy John survivor coming off a monster year (11.28 K/9 and 2.96 BB/9 in 48.2 IP) at the College of Southern Nevada. His change is a solid present pitch already and his 72-75 MPH curve flashes plus. I could see him either being developed as a three-pitch starter or getting fast-tracked in relief depending on what the Rays prefer. Either option is a viable one, so I’d let York keep starting until he shows he can’t. Like Franklin and McGee, there’s mid-rotation upside if it keeps clicking.

6.180 – RHP Zack Trageton

Why not make it four straight quality righthanders in a row? Tampa stayed in Nevada but moved from the junior college ranks to high school to find Zack Trageton (136) from Faith Lutheran HS in Las Vegas. There’s a ton to like about Trageton’s game. As one of the youngest prospects in his class (only 18 as of September 2), Trageton brings a steadily improving fastball (88-92, 94 peak) with room to grow, a potentially above-average upper-70s breaking ball, and all kinds of athleticism to the mound. His changeup is behind the three righthanders picked directly in front of him, but that’s about the only thing you can ding him on at the moment. I think a clear case can be made that Trageton has the most upside of any pitcher taken by Tampa in this class.

7.210 – RHP JD Busfield

On JD Busfield (206) from March 2016…

JD Busfield has the size (6-7, 230) that gets him noticed as he steps off the bus. His fastball velocity ranges from the mid-80s all the way up to a mid-90s (94-95) peak, but those wild fluctuations are largely because of the big sink he’s able to get at varying velocities. That sink, his impressive low-80s slider, and the silly amount of extension he gets with every pitch put him on the (no longer) short list of pitchers I want to dig into available batted ball data on.

How do 71 ground balls compared to 40 combined fly balls, line drives, and pop ups sound? I don’t know about you, but it’s music to my ears. Busfield’s early ground ball tendencies (64%) line up perfectly with his plus sinker, above-average slider, and exceptional extension off the mound. If it all works out, then maybe Busfield can follow a path similar to Doug Fister’s and become a bowling bowl tossing rotation fixture. A more reasonable outcome could be something like what Jared Hughes has done out of the Pittsburgh bullpen. Either way, it’s the kind of profile that’s worth a shot in round seven.

8.240 – LHP Kenny Rosenberg

On Kenny Rosenberg from March 2016…

For Kenny Rosenberg, however, the simple phrase “VIDEO GAME” felt appropriate. He’s whiffed 57 guys with only 10 walks in 41.1 innings of 1.96 ERA ball. It’s the best strikeout rate of any pitcher on the team and his ERA is third among qualifiers (first among starters). He’s not doing it with junk, either: Rosenberg lives 87-92 and has shown above-average command of three offspeed pitches. I don’t know how high his upside is, but I’m willing to keep watching him sit hitters down until we figure it out.

Rosenberg kept on missing bats as a pro, going from 10.84 at Cal State Northridge to 10.49 across two levels in his debut. Solid heat (87-92 FB, 93 peak) and command of three offspeed pitches (curve, change, cutter) give him a shot to do a little damage in relief.

9.270 – RHP Peter Bayer

An outstanding pro debut (12.40 K/9, 0.83 BB/9, 0.83 ERA) has thrust Peter Bayer back into the prospect spotlight after a surprising (to me) transfer from Richmond to Cal Poly Pomona took him out of it. I honestly lost track of him after he left the Spiders. My last real notes on Bayer from the site commented on his strong freshman season at Richmond and a promising frame you could dream on. His bonkers senior season (14.13 K/9 and 5.63 BB/9) as a Bronco and increased fastball velocity — something he credits to his work with Kyle Boddy and the Driveline guys — got him a shot in pro ball, and so far he’s run with it. I’m intrigued. With that heat now into the mid-90s and projection left in his 6-4, 200 pound frame (to say nothing of what else he might be able to accomplish using the damn intriguing methods at Driveline Baseball), Bayer is one of the sneakier high ceiling draft prospects around.

10.300 – RHP Spencer Jones

Spencer Jones is not entirely different from the pitcher selected just one round ahead of him, Peter Bayer. Jones has size (6-5, 200), an improving heater, a plus change, and a strong recent college track record all working in his favor.

12.360 – RHP Brandon Lawson

Brandon Lawson’s jump from 2015 (9.40 K/9, 4.60 BB/9, 6.40 ERA) to 2016 (9.89 K/9, 2.67 BB/9, 2.50 ERA) was one of college ball’s most pleasant surprises. That performance boost was enough to get Lawson on my personal draft radar (and clearly more than enough to get the attention of Tampa’s front office), but his solid but unspectacular righthanded relief profile (88-92 FB, 94 peak; average SL) didn’t move the needle for me much beyond that.

13.390 – 1B Nathaniel Lowe

I jump around from player to player when writing these draft reviews, often saving the guys I have either little to say about or too much to say about until the end. It didn’t occur to me until this very moment that the last two Tampa prospects that I need to write about are the Lowe brothers. My problem with both Josh and Nathaniel is that there is there is too much to say about them both, almost all of it positive. Who wants to read about sunshine and lollipops and future baseball stars? No snark, no edge, no style. What a snooze. Anyway, here’s some words on Nathaniel Lowe (251) from April 2016…

Nathaniel Lowe is a legitimate FAVORITE who has exceeded my lofty hopes for his 2016 re-entry to major college ball. Lowe and the aforementioned Jack Kruger might just be brothers from different mothers. Lowe, like Kruger, spent a year at a D1 program (Mercer), transferred to a well-regarded junior college (St. Johns River), and then hit the ground running back in D1 at Mississippi State. I know I just published these rankings a few days ago, but he’s too low already. Lowe is an exciting power bat in a class that needs them.

I don’t know what else to add. Sometimes a guy can just hit. Lowe can hit. Being locked into first base makes breaking through at the big league level a challenge, but I truly believe Lowe can be enough of an offensive force to make it work. Nobody I talked to throughout the spring was nearly as high on Lowe as I was; the “positive” reports tended to be centered around forecasting a lefty bench bat future if he makes it at all. I never really saw that and am pleased the very early returns (63 AB) on Lowe as a bat in need of protection against lefthanded pitching seem misguided. Again, we’re talking just 63 AB, but the big lefty from Mississippi State hit .365/.488/.619 against same-sided pitching in his debut. Maybe that doesn’t mean as much as I think it does, but I think the ongoing adjustments that Lowe seems to make as a hitter speak well to his ability to grow as an all-around bat in the professional ranks. It’s a stretch for a variety of reasons, but I dream of a Lowe, Lowe, and (Brandon) Lowe infield one day in Tampa.

14.420 – 2B Miles Mastrobuoni

I like this one for both Tampa and Miles Mastrobuoni. The Rays get an interesting prospect in the fourteenth round and Mastrobuoni gets to go to an open-minded organization more likely to value his skill set than most. It’ll still be a tough climb for a prospect likely locked into second with below-average power, but Mastrobuoni’s approach, speed, and steadying defensive influence at the keystone make him more interesting than his any right to be. Bonus points for being one of the younger college prospects in this class.

15.450 – LHP Dalton Moats

The Rays potentially landed another major steal in the fifteenth round with Dalton Moats (338). It’s a bit of a leap of faith considering Moats’s one year at Coastal Carolina was an abject failure (2.77 K/9 and 6.46 ERA in 39.0 IP) and present upper-80s fastball, but two solid seasons at Delta State and intriguing offspeed stuff including a curve that flashes plus and a change with promise makes it a risk worth taking. Early pro returns have been encouraging both in terms of results (8.70 K/9 and 1.50 BB/9 in 30.0 IP) and an uptick in velocity (more frequent 92-93 peaks).

18.540 – LHP Sam Long

Have to like a live-armed lefthander with decent college results and enough stuff (86-92 FB, above-average CU) and command (above-average to plus) to keep starting in the pros. That’s what Tampa got when they paid Sam Long in the eighteenth round.

19.570 – 3B Jim Haley

Jim Haley has an odd profile at the hot corner — solid speed, minimal power — but he’s been a consistent producer at the college level with a history of making lots of quality contact. If he can prove to be a little more versatile defensively, then he’s got an outside shot to keep climbing the ladder and make it as a utility guy.

20.600 – SS Kevin Santiago

Kevin Santiago hit .303/.415/.504 with 19 BB/30 K in 149 PA as a freshman at Miami-Dade JC, where the Puerto Rico native wound up after turning down both Cincinnati (39th round pick) and the University of Miami (his original college commitment) after the 2015 MLB Draft. The tools are there, so polishing up some of the rough edges around his game (including a generally impatient approach at the dish) will be the developmental challenge of the Rays on-field staff.

23.690 – OF Isaac Benard

A better internet sleuth than I might find more on Isaac Benard. All I have are what I assume are incomplete numbers (.395/.484/.526 with 13 BB/6 K in 94 PA) from his most recent season at Mt. Hood JC in Oregon. Seems reasonably promising.

24.720 – RHP Joe Serrapica

Joe Serrapica has a good fastball (90-94) and a history of missing bats (9.86 K/9 in 84.0 IP as a senior) that has stayed true as a pro. That’ll work.

25.750 – RHP Matthew Vogel

After a blink and you’d miss it career at South Carolina, Matt Vogel will take his shot in the pros. So far, so good: the 28.0 innings Vogel threw in his debut were almost as many (38.1 IP) as he pitched in his three years at South Carolina. Combine that inexperience with his prep background as a cold-weather (New York) state prospect and some of his college wildness (41 career walks) begins to look a little more forgivable. Also working in his favor are below-average but not outright terrible summer league numbers (5.63 BB/9 in the Coastal Plains League). His wild ways are also easier to take when you see a guy flashing plus velocity (90-95, 97 peak) and a nasty breaking ball (when he can command it). The twenty-fifth round is the perfect time to roll the dice on a live arm with control issues, and I have a weird instinctual hunch that this one could work out for the Rays down the line.

27.810 – 2B Robbie Tenerowicz

“He’s way better than his numbers show” was a familiar refrain from scouts who saw Robbie Tenerowicz play this past spring. This came up for two reasons, one obvious and one unexpected. The obvious reason is that Tenerowicz has plenty of as yet unseen upside as a ballplayer. He’s a really good defender at second (with enough arm to potentially get some time on the left side of the infield and/or the outfield if needed), he’s an average or slightly above-average runner, and he’s got very real above-average raw power, a rarity for a second base prospect at any level. Tenerowicz was also one of those guys that I had contacts repeatedly tell me had a much better approach at the plate than was reflected in his numbers (12 BB/31 K).

The other reason why I had so many people warn me not to sleep on Tenerowicz was because of his personality. Every single contact I talked to mentioned how fascinating a guy he was. There’s a whole lot of love out there for Robbie Tenerowicz the person; if you think that doesn’t matter late in the draft, you’re badly mistaken. High makeup guys are important for what it means to their own careers, but also for how their personalities rub off on the clubhouse and other perhaps more talented prospects in the organization. This whole article is well worth a click, but I’ll highlight my two favorite parts. First, Tenerowicz on why he was leaning towards turning pro…

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to go,” Tenerowicz said. “It’s a good opportunity. You never know what happens. It’s probably — well, not probably — it’s the best job offer I’ll ever get, so I feel like I have to take it, and I want to take it, and I like the Rays. I like [area scout] Allen Hall. I talk to him a good amount before the draft, and I really like him, and I think I look good in their colors, too. It’ll make my eyes pop.”

And then on his likely replacement at Cal (Ripken Reyes) with a very much appreciated take on how he views the game…

“He’s good,” Tenerowicz said. “He’s the opposite of me. I look really lazy sometimes, and I’m not, and he looks like he’s moving at 100 miles an hour, and once he tones that down, he might be better than me. I tell him every day he’s never going to be better than me — jokingly — but I think keeping it loose like that, showing him that it’s not boot camp; we’re still playing baseball, that helped him a little bit. He’s going to be really good, though. I’ll tell you that.”

All in all, I don’t really know what to make of Tenerowicz. I’m rooting for him, clearly, but beyond that I don’t know what kind of player he’ll be. The tools and makeup are damn intriguing, but the overly aggressive approach at the plate has always been the deepest shade of offensive red flag for me. Some guys are talented enough to hit with an approach like that while others improve as they mature, but the vast majority of 21-year-old college hitters who come out of school with career marks of 36 BB to 92 K don’t make it all that far in the pro game. I wouldn’t bet on anybody with those odds, but I wouldn’t bet against Tenerowicz, either.

28.840 – C Jean Ramirez

I don’t have much love for a good but not great college catcher who will be 24-years-old going into his first full pro season, but I’m willing to acknowledge the Rays, who have actually seen Jean Ramirez play multiple times up close and personal (I have not), likely know more about the catcher from Illinois State than I do.

29.870 – 2B Trek Stemp

Much of the same logic applied towards my lukewarm feeling about the Jean Ramirez pick one round earlier applies to Trek Stemp as well. Tough for me to get too excited about a 23-year-old outfielder with underwhelming college numbers. Been wrong before, though.

31.930 – C Joey Roach

This class and college catching, man. So many quality options from round one all the way down to round forty. In this case, the Rays find a dependable college catcher with four legit years of big production for Georgia State in round thirty-one. Joey Roach may not be a star, but he’s an offensive backstop with power, a strong approach at the plate, and a steadying presence behind it. If he can hang on long enough and keep hitting, he’s got a shot to play in the big leagues. I like this one.

32.960 – SS Deion Tansel

I like this one, too. Deion Tansel is another dependable glove at an up-the-middle defensive spot with enough offensive upside to maybe carve out a big league role someday. If he does make it, it’ll be on the strength of his above-average to plus speed, outstanding approach (64 BB/42 K in his career at Toledo), and defensive versatility.

34.1020 – 1B Bobby Melley

All right, now this is just getting weird. First Joey Roach, then Deion Tansel, and now Bobby Melley. That’s three of my favorite college senior bats taken in a four-round stretch by Tampa. Really nice turnaround from the Jean Ramirez/Trek Stemp back-to-back. Here’s some love for Melley from March 2016…

Bobby Melley has his so far this year, too. Combine that with a consistent track record of patience (88 BB/80 K coming into the season) and flashes of power (his 2014 was legit) and you’ve got yourself a really underrated senior-sign slugging first base prospect. His strong glove and good size are nice perks, too.

Sounds about right. Like Roach and Tansel, Melley entered pro ball with a legitimate four-year track record of hitting at the college level. Worth noting that all three hitters had big senior seasons that included at least as many walks as strikeouts. In Massey’s case, he walked 12 more times than he whiffed (42 to 30) while piling up a .313/.436/.518 final season at Connecticut. At some point I think Melley’s hitting is going to be too much for the experts to ignore. I’m not an expert, but I do think Massey is a damn good ballplayer and a potential big leaguer.

35.1050 – LHP Alex Estrella

I don’t think Alex Estrella will be a star — see what I did there??? — but a low-90s lefty with a good changeup in the thirty-fifth round is nice value all the same. Matchup reliever upside.

36.1080 – RHP Anthony Parente

Can’t say I see the logic in picking Anthony Parente after his shaky sophomore season at Fullerton JC (5.54 K/9, 5.81 BB/9, 2.16 HBP/9), but the Rays must have seen something they liked. I can dig it.

38.1140 – RHP Brian McAfee

I’ll bury a quick rant against Baseball America here where nobody will likely ever read it. I like Baseball America a lot. Even with the brain drain of the last half-decade or so (countless good people lost to competing sites and MLB scouting staffs), the site remains a tremendous resource for anybody (such as myself) into amateur and minor league baseball. I use their publicly available information — mostly via their writers on Twitter — to help round out opinions on players I might not otherwise have a ton of my own notes for and make the full attempt to credit and link them whenever appropriate. I don’t steal from them and I certainly don’t copy their rankings; in fact, I literally haven’t looked at their pre-draft rankings in years.

HOWEVER, a friend of mine recently alerted me to Baseball America’s pre-draft ranking of Brian McAfee. BA ranked McAfee, a fine pitcher to be sure who is probably better at baseball than I am at any one thing, as the 355th best prospect in the 2016 MLB Draft class. In a word, that ranking is laughable. What kills me is the complete absence of evidence in McAfee’s “scouting report” that supports the ranking. That report literally contains this line: “he could be a fine organizational solider with the makeup to be more.” If organizational solider with a chance for more is what you are getting with the 355th best prospect in the draft, then there’s really no point in ranking 145 players past that point. So why was McAfee ranked where he was? The easy answer would be the North Carolina connection. BA may be staffed with plenty of Tar Heels, but the love for all local universities (BA’s offices are in Durham) is fairly easy to spot in their coverage. Proximity bias is real, and, honestly, it’s not that big a deal to me. You see a guy enough and you’re going to put him higher on your rankings, consciously or not, than a similarly talented player who is just a name on a page. Or maybe you throw some local coaches and contacts a bone by giving their guy a little extra love in the rankings if it means getting better information in the future. I get it. That’s not why I think McAfee was ranked where he was, though. McAfee was a Blue Devil for only one season. Prior to that, he was at Cornell. One of Baseball America’s draft writers just so happens to be a Cornell grad and unabashed homer for his alma mater. Sometimes 2 + 2 = 4 and that’s that. It’s a bummer for any fan of the draft that relies on Baseball America’s rankings and doesn’t have the time to sort out one draft writer’s weird, unprofessional desire to prop up one of his own, but something something state of modern journalism something something.

(I’m not a scout nor do I write for Baseball America, but I saw Brian McAfee when he was pitching for Cornell. I liked him as a potential sinker/slider middle relief prospect then. I still do today. Early returns on that sinker/slider combination are really encouraging: MLB Farm has his batted ball data at 72.41% ground balls through his first 28.2 pro innings. I don’t think he’ll ever miss enough bats to be much of a threat to ever pitch in the big leagues [his 6.36 K/9 at Duke was a college career high], but there’s a place in pro ball for a reliever with extreme ground ball tendencies. I love high GB% pitchers, so I’ll be rooting for him.)

(I should also add that Ben Badler is the best. He’s not a draft guy, but he’s still a must-read and easily the best thing the site has to offer. That’s not a knock on any of the other guys there, but rather a testament to his industry-leading excellence. If you’re here you probably know all this already, but had to add get this out there just in case.)

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Zach Thompson (Kentucky), Dominic Miroglio (San Francisco), Wyatt Mills (Gonzaga), John McMillon (Texas Tech), Freddy Villarreal (Houston), Justin Glover (Georgia), KV Edwards (Coastal Carolina), Ryan Zeferjahn (Kansas), Joshua Martinez (?), Andrew Daschbach (Stanford)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – Milwaukee Brewers

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by Milwaukee in 2016

8 – Corey Ray
16 – Lucas Erceg
31 – Braden Webb
44 – Corbin Burnes
140 – Mario Feliciano
180 – Zack Brown
249 – Francisco Thomas
257 – Trever Morrison
311 – Zach Clark
313 – Daniel Brown
397 – Chad McClanahan
465 – Payton Henry
470 – Trey York

Complete List of 2016 Milwaukee Brewers Draftees

1.5 – OF Corey Ray

I remember checking the early pro progress of Corey Ray (8) and being surprised both at his aggressive assignment (surprised AND delighted) and his struggles transitioning to pro ball (just surprised, maybe a little bummed). Checking back in at the end of the season gave me another surprise, but this one was once again on the positive side of the ledger: Ray’s season line (.247/.307/.385) might not look like much, but from where he started and within the context of the league (101 wRC+) it’s a pretty nice start to a pro career. The fleet-footed outfielder is now in line to start his first full season at AA with the chance for a big league cameo at some point during the 2017 season. What kind of player might he be when he does make that MLB debut? So glad you asked. From April 2016 (with updated college stat lines for Ray included)…

I really do like Corey Ray: he can run, he has pop, his approach has taken a major step forward, and he should be able to stick in center for at least the first few years of club control. I mean, you’d be a fool not to like him at this point. But liking him as a potential top ten pick and loving him as a legit 1-1 candidate are two very different things.

I don’t have much to add about all of the good that Ray brings to the field each game. If you’ve made your way here, you already know. Instead of rehashing Ray’s positives, let’s focus on some of his potential weaknesses. In all honesty, the knocks on Ray are fairly benign. His body is closer to maxed-out than most top amateur prospects. His base running success and long-term utility in center field may not always be there as said body thickens up and loses some athleticism. Earlier in the season Andrew Krause of Perfect Game (who is excellent, by the way) noted an unwillingness or inability to pull the ball with authority as often as some might like to see. Some might disagree that a young hitter can be too open to hitting it to all fields – my take: it’s generally a good thing, but, as we’ve all been taught at a young age, all things in moderation – but easy pull-side power will always be something scouts want to see. At times, it appeared Ray was almost fighting it. Finally, Ray’s improved plate discipline, while part of a larger trend in the right direction, could be a sample size and/or physical advantage thing more than a learned skill that can be expected each year going forward. Is he really the player who has drastically upped his BB% while knocking his K%? Or is just a hot hitter using his experience and intimidating presence – everybody knows and fears Corey Ray at the college level – to help goose the numbers? It should also pointed out that Ray’s gaudy start only ranks him seventh on the Louisville team in batting average, fourth in slugging, and ninth in on-base percentage. I’m not sure what that means, but it’s worth noting.

(I mentioned weaknesses I’ve heard, so I think it’s only fair to share my thoughts on what they mean for him going forward. I think he’s a center fielder at least until he hits thirty, so that’s a non-issue for me. The swing thing is interesting, but it’s not something I’m qualified to comment on at this time. And I think the truth about his plate discipline likely falls in between those two theories: I’d lean more towards the changes being real, though maybe not quite as real as they’ve looked on the stat sheet so far this year.)

So what do we have with Ray as we head into June? He’s the rare prospect to get the same comp from two separate sources this spring. Both D1Baseball and Baseball America have dropped a Ray Lankford comp on him. I’ve tried to top that, but I think it’s tough to beat, especially if you look at Lankford’s 162 game average: .272/.364/.477 with 23 HR, 25 SB, and 79 BB/148 K. Diamond Minds has some really cool old scouting reports on Lankford including a few gems from none other than Mike Rizzo if you are under thirty and don’t have as clear a picture of what type of player we’re talking about when we talk about a young Ray Lankford. One non-Lankford comparison that came to mind – besides the old BA comp of Jackie Bradley and alternatives at D1 that include Carlos Gonzalez and Curtis Granderson – was Charlie Blackmon. It’s not perfect and I admittedly went there in part because I saw Blackmon multiple teams at Georgia Tech, but Ray was a harder player than anticipated to find a good comparison for (must-haves: pop, speed, CF defense; bonus points: lefthanded hitter, similar short maxed-out athletic physique, past production similarities) than I initially thought. I think Blackmon hits a lot of the targets with the most notable difference being body type. Here’s a quick draft year comparison…

.396/.469/.564 – 20 BB/21 K – 25/30 SB – 250 AB
.319/.396/.562 – 35 BB/39 K – 44/52 SB – 260 AB

Top is Blackmon’s last year at Georgia Tech, bottom is Corey Ray (so far) in 2016. Here is Blackmon’s 162 game average to date: .287/.334/.435 with 16 HR, 29 SB, and 32 BB/98 K. Something in between Lankford (great physical comp) and Blackmon (better tools comp) could look like this: .280/.350/.450 with 18 HR, 27 SB, and 50 BB/120 K. That could be AJ Pollock at maturity. From his pre-draft report at Baseball America (I’d link to it but BA’s site is so bad that I have to log in and log out almost a half-dozen times any time I want to see old draft reports like this)…

Pollock stands out most for his athleticism and pure hitting ability from the right side. He has a simple approach, a quick bat and strong hands. Scouts do say he’ll have to stop cheating out on his front side and stay back more on pitches in pro ball…He projects as a 30 doubles/15 homers threat in the majors, and he’s a slightly above-average runner who has plus speed once he gets going. Pollock also has good instincts and a solid arm in center field.

Minus the part about the right side, that could easily fit for Ray. For good measure, here’s the Pollock (top) and Ray (bottom) draft year comparison…

.365/.445/.610 – 30 BB/24 K – 21/25 SB – 241 AB
.319/.396/.562 – 35 BB/39 K – 44/52 SB – 260 AB

Not too far off the mark. I’m coming around on Pollock as a potential big league peak comp for Ray. I think there are a lot of shared traits, assuming you’re as open to looking past the difference in handedness as I am. A friend offered Starling Marte, another righthanded bat, as an additional point of reference. I can dig it. Blackmon, Pollock, and Marte have each had above-average offensive seasons while showing the physical ability to man center field and swipe a bunch of bags. I also keep coming back to Odubel Herrera as a comparable talent, but I’m not sure I’m ready to go there just yet. He fits that overall profile, though. A well-rounded up-the-middle defender with above-average upside at the plate and on the bases who has the raw talent to put up a few star seasons in his peak: that’s the hope with Ray. The few red flags laid out above are enough to make that best case scenario less than a certainty than I’d want in a potential 1-1 pick, but his flaws aren’t so damning that the top ten (possibly top five) should be off the table.

I’d like to think that was a fairly comprehensive look at what kind of player I think Ray can be, but I’d still like to address two quick things before we move on. First, it’s worth acknowledging that there was some degree of pre-draft chatter about Ray’s ability to consistently hold his own against lefthanded pitching. Those in favor admit that it’ll take time while those opposed think he’ll always struggle against same-siders. So far, both look more right than wrong. Ray had his issues with lefthanded arms in his debut. An optimist might argue that this is just the opening serve in the “it’ll take time” long game. A pessimist might be ready to bust out the “told you so’s” already. We’ll see.

Second, much has been made about Ray’s long-term defensive home. I still think he’s too athletic, too fast, and too hard working to not wind up at least an average defender in center field. I’m intrigued at the thought that the ability to play center isn’t totally something that can be taught — you’re either born with the instincts or not, so all it takes is five minutes of watching a guy out there to know — and can admit that maybe Ray isn’t hard-wired to play the position, but, like the aforementioned issues with southpaws, we’re in “wait and see” mode until we know more. In fairness, concerns about Ray’s defense weren’t new. From his HS blurb on this very site: “plus range in corner, solid in CF.” You can quibble with the exact qualifiers, but the larger point that he’s long been viewed as more of a natural corner outfielder remains. Still, a guy with his quicks should really be able to make it work in center. Anyway, the reason I bring up his defense at all comes back to this maybe being one of the last times we can talk about it with any on-field relevance for a while. The Brewers acquisition of Lewis Brinson, a glider in center often described as a “natural” at the position (if having instincts is an either/or proposition that can’t be taught, Brinson is well taken care of), this past season should push Ray to a corner by the time he’s ready to make his mark on the big leagues. Funny how that has worked out so far.

I’m 100% ready for an outfield of Braun, Brinson, and Ray. Or, in the event of a trade, something like Ray, Brinson, and Trent Clark would be pretty damn nice too. Hard to say quite how that outfield would stack up in terms of on-field value a few years down the road, but in terms of sheer entertainment value it would be really tough to top.

2.46 – 3B Lucas Erceg

In many ways, Lucas Erceg (16) reminds me of second overall pick Nick Senzel. Maybe not Senzel exactly, but the store brand version of him. And not just any old store brand, either; maybe something like the Kirkland Signature version. We’re talking really high-quality stuff that’s almost as good as the real thing and only costs a fraction of the price. Connecting a line between Senzel and Erceg leads to my own speculation that the Brewers may have liked the Tennessee star with their first pick, but managed to fall into Senzel-Lite in the second round as Erceg slipped down the board. Can’t imagine too many front office staffers in Milwaukee were all that upset with the one-two punch of Corey Ray and Erceg at the top of their draft.

As for Erceg the draft prospect, well, he can really play. I had him as a mid-first round talent going into June and even that might wind up underselling his ceiling. The fact that I got lefthanded Josh Donaldson and Nolan Arenado comparison for him this spring should tell you something. Whether that’s DAMN this Erceg kid could be one special player or DAMN this Baseball Draft Reporter guy needs to stop listening to the voices in his head is entirely up to you. I obviously think Erceg can and will be a star — if you hate my comps, I’ll point you in the direction of Sam Monroy’s Matt Carpenter comp that I liked a lot as well — due to his impressive athleticism (enough to play short in a pinch), plus raw power, monster right arm, and ever-improving defense at the hot corner. A mature approach to hitting (love his two-strike approach specifically) is the cherry on top of that delicious toolsy sundae. With a recommitted focus on the game and a seriousness to putting in the work to be the best player he can be, the sky is the limit for Erceg. I’m all in.

2.75 – C Mario Feliciano

I went with a risk-averse ranking of Mario Feliciano (140) before the draft. Why? I don’t know. The track record of high school catchers doing anything in pro ball is fairly pitiful, so maybe that subconsciously seeped into my brain. In any event, I had a lot of nice things to say about Feliciano, the young man from Puerto Rico who one mealy-mouthed draft writer (me) said “might be the highest upside catcher in the HS class,” back in May 2016…

Mario Feliciano has huge power, a cannon for an arm, and legitimate questions about his ability to stick behind the plate. I err on the side of positivity when it comes to teenagers, but that’s a philosophy admittedly grounded more on silly youthful ideals than empirical evidence. In Feliciano’s case, there’s enough positive buzz that he can work his way to an average defensive future than not. His issues right now stem largely from inexperience at the position rather than inability to do the job. The fact that youth is firmly on his side – he’ll play his entire first full season at 18-years-old next year, assuming he signs – only adds to his appeal. Writing and then re-reading this paragraph alone has kind of sold me on Feliciano as a potential top three to five prep catcher in this class…and even that might be underselling him.

If any dynasty fantasy types happen to stumble across this, I’d recommend buying up all possible shares of Feliciano available. He has the power (plus raw), he has the arm (above-average to plus, plays down at times due to footwork slowing down his release), he has the makeup, he has the athleticism, he even has the speed (average-ish)…we could keep going if you want. On top of that, Feliciano has the time to get better. As of this writing, Feliciano has only been 18-years-old for three days. He held his own in his pro debut at just 17-years-old with a .265/.307/.359 (90 wRC+) line in the AZL.

Generally speaking, high school catching prospects are a terrible investment. There’s more than enough recent data on this site that demonstrates that idea. There’s a reason that only six prep catchers (two by the Brewers!) were selected in the draft’s first 450 picks. Teams are getting wise to the difficulties of moving a teenage catcher from crawling to sprinting. But draft trends, while helpful to a point, shouldn’t dictate the terms of a singular prospect’s evaluation. Factoring in the risk of a certain prospect demographic should be part of the big picture view of projecting an individual prospect’s future, not the basis for eliminating a player from the board altogether. In other words, long live Mario Feliciano, the great young hope for high school catchers everywhere.

3.82 – RHP Braden Webb

In my pre-draft notes on Braden Webb (31), I mention that his already strong low- to mid-80s changeup is a pitch that “keeps improving.” That simple phrase stood out to me as a fine way of describing Webb’s game as a whole. From May 2016…

Braden Webb doesn’t have the track record of many of his SEC peers, but the man does not lack for arm talent. Explosive heat (90-94, up to 96-97), an easy above-average to plus 73-79 curve, and a rapidly improving 80-85 change. All of the ingredients of a big league starting pitcher are here. Grabbing Webb at any point past round one would be a major coup for whatever team is lucky/smart enough to do so.

Webb is a really difficult guy to fairly rank considering his age (22 in April) and lack of a college track record (93.1 IP in just one year at South Carolina), but the three-pitch upside he shows at his best is really exciting. I think Milwaukee got themselves a steal here. Future mid-rotation arm with a chance for more; failing that, a potential shutdown closer.

4.111 – RHP Corbin Burnes

Though it wouldn’t have been my exact pick, it’s difficult to rightfully complain about Milwaukee getting Corey Ray with the fifth overall pick. Getting a mid-first round hitter like Lucas Erceg in the second round was nothing short of brilliant. I had Braden Webb as a late-first round talent. The Brewers got him in the third. And here we have Corbin Burnes (44), an early- to mid-second round prospect, on my board, available to the Brew Crew all the way down in round four. Toss in the super high upside of Mario Feliciano (also in round two), and you’ve got yourself one of, if not THE best first five picks by any one team in this year’s draft. I’m really digging the direction of this franchise.

On Burnes from March 2016…

The arms are the story in the West Coast Conference this year. What’s especially nice about the 2016 draft class is the variety: whether you like velocity, size, or polish, it’s all here. Of course, the best of the best seem to have a little bit of everything working for them. That would be Corbin Burnes. Velocity? How does a sinking 90-96 MPH fastball that has touched 98 sound? Size? A highly athletic 6-3, 200 pound frame ought to do it. Polish? Burnes, who just so happens to be one of the most adept pitchers at fielding his position in his class, can throw any of his four pitches for strikes including an average 80-86 slider (currently flashes better with above-average upside in time), an average or better 81-86 changeup, and a 76-78 curve that also will flash above-average. What Burnes lacks is consistent with what the rest of the pitchers at the top of this conference’s class seem to lack as well: a clear plus offspeed pitch. Missing one of those guys isn’t all that unusual at the amateur level, so it’s not wrong to weigh the overall package of secondary pitches instead. Or at least that’s what I tell myself when I start to think Burnes has the all-around scouting profile to crack the draft’s first day.

As with Webb, the upside with Burnes is a damn fine mid-rotation arm that will show you flashes of better at times. Burnes is an excellent athlete with Gold Glove potential as a defender. Everything he throws moves — sinker/slider/splitter/bender — and he should continue to pile up ground ball outs as he progresses through the minor leagues. The Brewers were wonderfully aggressive with Burnes, giving him 28.2 innings in Low-A after a quick three game stint in rookie ball. I don’t know how aggressive the overarching plan for Burnes will be — or if Burnes will follow the timeline as he has so far — but the bold early decision by the Milwaukee front office should allow the big righthander from St. Mary’s a chance to see AA at some point in his first full pro season. That in turn could give him a shot at the big leagues as soon as 2018. That excites me.

5.141 – RHP Zack Brown

On Zack Brown (180) from March 2016…

Brown is a college righty with the three pitches to keep starting but questionable command that could necessitate a move to relief down the line. There are a lot of guys like him in every class, but I like Brown’s steady improvement across the board over the years as the tie-breaker.

Betting on Brown is a bet on a great athlete with a great arm figuring out a way to miss enough bats to start getting great results. For all his stuff — 90-94 sinking FB, up to 96; average or better low-80s CB; average mid-80s CU with upside — Brown’s best K/9 at Kentucky came in his sophomore season when he put up a pedestrian 6.87 figure. So far, the bet looks to be paying off for Milwaukee. Both Brown’s strikeout rate (7.99) and walk rate (2.35) were better than anything he had ever shown at Kentucky in his 38.1 inning pro debut. This makes Brown less of an outlier than maybe he ought to be; I haven’t crunched the numbers yet, but from doing a lot of these draft reviews the past few months it sure seems that there a lot more college players putting up better results in the pros than at school than ever before. Maybe it shouldn’t come as such a surprise considering we know we’re dealing with unfinished talents who see their entire lifestyle change upon signing a pro contract, but it still weirds me out a little bit. It’s neither good nor bad; it’s just weird.

Anyway, a large part (33.0 IP) of Brown’s successful first season in the pros came in Low-A. All of my logic about Corbin Burnes’s timeline moving up ever so slightly due to the head start Milwaukee wisely gave their early round college players this year applies to Brown as well. He’s a little more likely to have to transition to the bullpen than his fellow college draftees Braden Webb and Burnes, though with three quality pitches and the uptick in pro peripherals so far, such a move is hardly a sure thing. I loved the mix of position player talent in the Milwaukee system heading into the draft (and loved it ever more after), but felt that the pitching, both in terms of star power and depth, was a little lacking. They may have to wait another draft or two to find those future stars, but with additions like Webb, Burnes, and Brown all in the first five rounds (to say nothing of what the Brewers have done over the past year or so via trade) there’s a whole lot more quality depth to be found scattered from top to bottom across the organization’s pitching depth chart.

6.171 – C Payton Henry

I’m still a little surprised that Payton Henry (465) signed, but BYU’s loss is Milwaukee’s gain. The burly catcher from Pleasant Grove HS in Utah has above-average raw power and a really strong arm capable of hitting the low-90s from the mound. Big picture, Milwaukee went bold to double-dip with high school catching this early. It’ll be interesting to see how it pays off for them in the long run. Like Mario Feliciano earlier, Henry held his own at the plate in the AZL (.256/.333/.341 and 98 wRC+ in 93 PA) as a teenager. Unlike Feliciano, Henry is old for his class (turned 19 just a few weeks after the draft) so time is slightly less on his side. It’s a relatively minor thing in the grand scheme of it all, but something worth considering as the two will likely be compared side-by-side as peers when Feliciano is really almost a full year and a half younger than Henry. The potential age and physical maturity gap could also play a role in separating the two as they both rise through the system. The pair managed to split starts behind the plate almost exactly evenly this year, but doing the same thing going forward would be a less than ideal course of development for all involved. Should be really fascinating to see how Milwaukee handles their dynamic catching duo in the years to come.

7.201 – LHP Daniel Brown

As a 5-10, 180 pound college reliever (signing a pro contract actually caused him to drop an inch down to 5-9), Daniel Brown (313) is what he’ll be. Chances are that’s a handy middle reliever or matchup lefty. That’s what lefthanders with solid heat (88-92, 94 peak) and consistent above-average cut-sliders (78-84) tend to be. I’ve also seen Brown mix in an impressive low-80s changeup and a softer curve, but both could go the wayside in pro ball; I’d personally keep the change, but that’s just me.

8.231 – SS Francisco Thomas

A rough 88 PA debut for Francisco Thomas (249) doesn’t change the evaluation on him; in fact, if anything, I think it makes more sense to at least try to find some of the positives out of his first season in pro ball rather than dwell on the negatives. A 14.8 BB% is nothing to sneeze at. And…well, that’s it. But seriously, the evaluation remains the same: good approach (which we’ve seen some of already), interesting righthanded power, average runner, and more than enough athleticism to stick on the left side for a long time to come.

9.261 – 2B Trey York

On Trey York (470) from March 2015…

JR 2B Trey York (East Tennessee State) got the nod as the top second baseman on the this list because of his game-changing speed and above-average or better glove work. I had no idea that the guy who hit .231/.305/.349 last season would start this year hitting .469/.532/.922. It’s only 64 AB, but I’d take hot hitting over cold hitting in any sample. I have a hunch he won’t keep slugging .900+ the rest of the way, though he’s been praised for being stronger with a swing built for more power than most college middle infield prospects in the past. Once the power surge ends you’ll still have a capable defender with plus to plus-plus speed and good size. There’s something work watching in York.

“There’s something work watching” is a thing I wrote. The perils of literally never proofreading this thing. York cooled down somewhat after that scorching start to his junior year to finish the season at .355/.437/.611. Then he did more of the same as a senior by hitting .348/.431/.648. The nicest difference between the two seasons were the improvements made to his approach: York went from 25 BB/44 K to 30 BB/35 K in that time. Then he hit .289/.393/.407 with 33 BB/42 K in 194 minor league at bats split between the AZL and the Florida State League. A more fair and balanced site might point that he only spent about 10% of his season in the FSL, but I’m clearly on Team York here so pretend you didn’t just read that part. Before my stupid “work watching” typo way back in early 2015, I said this: “Once the power surge ends you’ll still have a capable defender with plus to plus-plus speed and good size.” Add on an increasingly interesting approach and mounting evidence that supports the idea that some of his power is real (if nothing else, he’s got enough pop to keep pitchers honest), and you’ve got yourself a legit pro prospect. Not bad for a money-saving ninth round senior-sign from East Tennessee State.

10.291 – LHP Blake Fox

On Blake Fox from March 2016…

His teammate, the veteran Blake Fox, has been effective over the years despite not missing a ton of bats. The chance that he’ll begin to do so after making the switch to relief in the pros makes him an enticing mid- to late-round gamble.

Fox saw his K/9 leap from 5.59, 5.91, and 5.81 in his first three seasons at Rice all the way up to 8.11 as a senior. I could see him staying around that mark as a pro assuming he does in fact make the full-time switch to the bullpen. That would make him a unique four-pitch reliever with command and size. I could get behind rooting for a pitcher like that. If he sticks in the rotation, then we’re looking at a fifth starter/swingman at best. I’m all for letting him start as long as he proves capable, but sometimes fast-tracking a guy in the bullpen just makes the most sense. I think that’s the case with Fox.

11.321 – 3B Chad McClanahan

Chad McClanahan (397) is a no doubt about it (for the next few seasons anyway) third baseman defensively with solid power and decent wheels. Lefthanded thump from a 6-5, 200 pound physical specimen is always worth taking a shot on.

12.351 – SS Trever Morrison

Doing these draft reviews gives me a little perspective about my own ranking tendencies (or biases if you’d prefer). This year I was generally hard on shortstops, a sentiment that may have been rooted in an overall dissatisfaction with the talent level of the position group as a whole. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on the site, I probably went too far downgrading the few up-the-middle infielders projected to a) actually stick defensively, and b) hit enough to be potential big league contributors.

For those precise reasons, I was expecting to see a much lower ranking for Trever Morrison (257) than what you see in the parentheses besides his name. That ranking puts him in the eighth/ninth/tenth round mix, a spot not too far off from his eventual twelfth round landing spot with Milwaukee; as such, I like the value Milwaukee got here quite a bit. Morrison’s hands, range, arm, foot speed, and reactions all more than qualify him for a shot to play above-average defense at shortstop going forward. That takes care of the first criterion (actually stick defensively up the middle) above. The second qualifier (bat) is where I have my doubts. Enough so, in fact, that my pre-draft ranking still feels a little higher than expected. A quick look back on some Morrison takes before the draft, first from March 2016…

Morrison came into the year known more for his glove than his bat, but the junior’s hot start had many upgrading his ceiling from utility guy to potential regular. He’s cooled off a bit since then, but his glove, arm, and speed all remain intriguing above-average tools. I think really good utility guy is a more appropriate ceiling for him at the moment, but there’s still a lot of season left to play. Morrison is a surprisingly divisive prospect among those I’ve talked to, so any guesses about his draft range would be nothing more than guesses.

And then from April 2016…

I like Morrison’s glove at short a lot and his physical gifts (above-average arm and speed) are impressive. I’m less sure about him hitting enough to profile as a regular than most.

Morrison is unique in that he’s a non-elite (by draft position) legitimate shortstop prospect who may not hit enough to play regularly. In this class, I’d peg the majority of the non-elite shortstop prospects as being more advanced offensively than defensively; their questions tend to be more about whether or not they have the goods to stick at short full-time than whether or not they can meaningfully contribute with the bat. I understand the bar is low for big league offense at shortstop, so maybe Morrison can get there. Questions about his approach and in-game power have me more bearish on that outcome than most. Still, a glove-first utility option with even a slight chance of starting — and I admit that Morrison’s is higher than that — is still excellent value at any point past the draft’s first handful of rounds.

13.381 – RHP Thomas Jankins

The pre-draft view on Thomas Jankins…

Thomas Jankins doesn’t have that velocity (he’s 88-90), but the confidence he has in his three offspeed pitches makes him a damn fine mid-round prospect.

Getting a guy with such an advanced idea on how to pitch, with a decent heater (Jankins upped his velo to the 88-92 range by the end of the season), and a history of getting outs on the ground in the thirteenth round qualifies as a win for me. I was surprised to see there have been only eight players named “Jenkins” in big league history. I was not surprised to see that we’ve yet to have our first “Jankins.” I think Thomas will be our first.

14.411 – C Gabriel Garcia

Pro ball is hard. I’m not sure anybody would argue that point, but the statement has almost become the punchline of a running joke here during these draft reviews. For every player who follows the Zack Brown path (see above), a dozen guys follow this pattern. Player tears up college ball, often at a lower level of competition. Player then struggles in his pro debut. Small samples are noted, conversation shifts to the prospect’s still promising future (tools!), and we all move on with our lives. It’s a decent bit, all in all.

Well, Gabriel Garcia has very rudely set out to ruin it. Garcia laughed at the notion that pro ball would be a challenge as he seamlessly went from .263/.387/.537 (31 BB/47 K) in junior college to .300/.393/.500 (17 BB/34 K) in the pros. That’s one heck of a transition; the man didn’t miss a darn beat. Garcia is young for his class, reasonably athletic, and a strong 6-3, 185 pound presence in the batter’s box. Some of the “scouty” things I’ve heard on him since the draft are mixed — love it when a fourteenth round pick can generate such divisive opinions — so I’ll be honest and say I really don’t know what to make of him just yet. Encouraging start is nice, though.

15.441 – RHP Scott Serigstad

Typical heat (88-92), above-average low- to mid-80s breaking ball, and stellar junior year production (10.03 K/9 and 1.09 ERA in 49.1 IP) was enough to get Scott Serigstad his shot in pro ball. He’s now one of hundreds of minor league relievers hoping to pitch well enough to keep surviving and advancing through the system. It may be hard to love this kind of profile, but it’s equally difficult for me to dislike it. Serigstad has a chance.

17.501 – 3B Weston Wilson

You wait and you wait and you wait and you wait for a player who has flashed big tools to finally put it together as a draft prospect only to roll into June of his junior season without ever having seen it happen. I won’t lie: it’s a bummer. But why? Why does a player not living up to expectations — expectations often created by outside observers (fans, media, internet draft dorks) disassociated with the deeply personal ebbs and flows of attempting to break into a high-profile profession in the public eye felt by the player — bum us out? The unfortunate answer is that it will make us look bad. We talk up a player and he disappoints, and we look like we don’t know what we were talking about in the first place. The in-between answer is that we are disappointed (sort of selfishly…and sort of not) in the loss for our game. Baseball is a great sport full of great players. We were hoping to see one more great player join our great sport, and are sad that it didn’t work out. Since we all share in our love of baseball, there’s some small degree of selflessness in wanting to improve the greater good at play here. So that one isn’t all bad. The best answer is the simplest: we’re all human beings. As human beings, seeing any individual fall short of achieving what has amounted to their life’s work to date isn’t a whole lot of fun.

I’ve waited a long time for Weston Wilson, a guy I thought had close to first round talent once upon a time, to break out as a draft prospect. There was this when he was back in high school…

3B/SS Weston Wilson (Wesleyan Christian Academy, North Carolina): really good defender; average speed; really intrigued by bat; easy frame to dream on, if he grows into it as hoped he could be a monster; FAVORITE; 6-4, 180 pounds

Every season I thought the big Wilson breakout was coming. Never really happened. Don’t get me wrong; Wilson was a really good college player who did a lot of positive things during his time with the Tigers. It’s just that we (fine, I) wanted more from a guy who had flashed such intriguing tools (above-average power, bat speed, athleticism) and defensive versatility (any infield spot in a pinch) at times. Part of this came from my usual brand of internet draft writer information accumulation, but my affection for Wilson ran deeper than that due to seeing him play in person more than a few times over the years. As an internet draft guy who prides himself on utilizing as many public and private sources as possible to paint the picture of what a player might be, I try my best not to let my amateur eye play too strong a role in my evaluations. Sometimes, as was the case with Wilson, my own eye (and ego) are too much to ignore. I loved Wilson and never really stopped believing, but…well, after a good but not great career at Clemson, I could understand why we’d arrived at a point where giving up on Wilson as a serious future big league player started to make sense. He fell off the top 500 and that was that. In my heart, however, he was the unofficial 501st prospect.

Then a funny thing happened in pro ball. Remember what I wrote about Gabriel Garcia three rounds ago? Weston Wilson managed to pull the same trick off. His junior year at Clemson was good (.279/.343/.434 with 26 BB/42 K), but not as impressive as his first 269 PA in pro ball (.318/.390/.498 with 23 BB/33 K). Maybe all it took for Wilson to break out was signing his name on a pro contract. It wouldn’t shock me at all if he could keep it up to some extent as he rises through the system. He’s a really talented guy. I’m thrilled that he can keep his dream alive for at least another couple seasons.

I should also point out that multiple players improving upon their college stats is a really good sign for both the decision-makers doing the drafting for Milwaukee and the on-field developmental staff. Players with tools beyond what the numbers had shown were identified and coaches worked their tails off to help the new hires maximize their abilities. This mini-trend would give me a lot of optimism if I was a fan of the Brewers.

18.531 – C Cooper Hummel

Cooper Hummel was the first of two Portland players drafted by the Brewers in 2016. Nice bat, nice glove, nice athlete. Nice player. This draft was packed with college catching.

19.561 – OF Zach Clark

Any mention of Zach Clark (311) has to start with the hobbies he listed on his bio page at Pearl River. Clark is a fan of kayak fishing, video games, music, hibachi, and coolin’. All apologies to ZWR, but I think I’d rather Go Coolin’ with Zach Clark. Anyway, Clark is one of the most fun boom/bust prospects in this draft. Or is he? As I’ve stated in a few draft reviews already, the traditional idea of a boom/bust type being the ultra-toolsy raw athletic prospect seems out of date to me. Clark’s speed, athleticism, and defensive value (the Brewers wisely made him a full-time outfielder this summer) put a reasonable floor as a speedy, athletic, valuable defensive backup. Funny how that works out. What makes Clark so exciting is the upside he’s flashed at the plate. It’s difficult to overstate how much development he’ll need to turn into an effective offensive force, but patience with him could lead to serious rewards. Here’s an incomplete list of top 2016 draft prospects that can match Clark’s power/speed mix: Delvin Perez, Josh Lowe, Will Benson, Buddy Reed, JB Woodman, Ronnie Dawson, Heath Quinn, Brandon Marsh, and Taylor Trammel. That’s not everybody, but it’s not a very long list. Finding a player with that kind of physical ability in the nineteenth round doesn’t happen every draft. Plus-plus speed, plus raw power, and a better feel for contact than many of the names on the list above give him close to a limitless ceiling. That sounds way more dramatic than intended, so take it more to mean that I personally do not know how to put a ceiling on Clark’s game. I’m sure somebody out there is more comfortable doing so than I am, but if everything works out for Clark then he would have a chance to be one of the better players in all of baseball. Maybe that’s his ceiling. I don’t know. There’s still a massive delta between Clark’s ceiling (superstar) and his realistic hopeful floor (fifth outfielder/pinch-runner), but I think there are more positive outcomes in-between to outweigh the chances he doesn’t make it. This may be my favorite singular pick in the entire draft.

21.621 – C Nathan Rodriguez

My only notes on Nathan Rodriguez go back to his high school days at El Dorado. He was a helium guy that year, as his once-questionable bat seemed to get better with every trip to the plate. That solidified him as a legit draft prospect, though his quality arm, above-average defensive tools, and solid power were probably enough for some teams already. His prep pre-draft ranking on this site put him between a pair of good looking 2017 catching prospects in Riley Adams (San Diego) and Handsome Monica (Louisiana). A .311/.395/.402 (24 BB/11 K) redshirt-freshman year line at Cypress College is just icing on the cake at this point. Rodriguez has many of the traits teams look for in long-time backup catchers with enough offensive promise (especially if his power starts showing up again) to maybe turn into a little more.

22.651 – LHP Cam Roegner

Cam Roegner is a lot of things. He’s a big (6-6, 210) lefthander from Bradley University. He’s a Tommy John surgery survivor. He’s a quality college pitcher (2.56 ERA as a redshirt-senior) with underwhelming peripherals (6.94 K/9 in 2014, 5.40 K/9 in 2015, 6.70 K/9 in 2016). He’s also capable of hitting 92 MPH (88-90 typically) with his fastball, so he’ll get his shot.

23.681 – 1B Ronnie Gideon

Ronnie Gideon had more extra base hits (17 HR and 20 2B) than singles (35) in his pro debut in Helena. That’s pretty good. It’s also good that his scouting reports — plus raw power — match the results so far. Nobody expects him to keep mashing as he did, but it’s more than just a small sample mirage. Gideon has serious power. From April 2016…

Gideon has the massive raw power and arm strength befitting a man his size (6-3, 240 pounds) who once made his bones as a catching prospect. I know next to nothing about his glove at third other than some scout rumblings that indicate he’s better than you’d think for a guy his size. That doesn’t mean he’s good (or bad) at third, just more nimble than one might expect.

It’s up to you whether you want to keep some of those notes about his defense stored away in the back of your head just in case or just throw it all away. I couldn’t fault you for either approach as Gideon played exclusively at first base in his debut. That doesn’t he’ll be a first baseman forever and always, but it’s a really strong hint about what the Brewers think about his long-term defensive home. Crazy as it might be, I think it could still work for Gideon. His power is no joke, he has a history of destroying lefthanded pitching, and he’s a quality defender at first. There’s tons of pressure on his bat, but I still think he could mash his way to a big league role one day.

24.711 – RHP Michael Gonzalez

“He’s probably looking at, I would say, anywhere between the 15th to 30th round,” said Mike Porzio, a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers and owner of The Clubhouse, Gonzalez’s current travel club in Fairfield. “He’s very appealing. One of his biggest assets is youth, so this is an exciting opportunity for Mike. He’s very projectable.”

And wouldn’t you know it, but Michael Gonzalez went almost perfectly smack dab in the middle of that 15th to 30th round “guess.” Porizio’s familiarity with Gonzalez could really pay off for Milwaukee. The young righthander from Connecticut can crank it up to 95 (88-93 typically). That boosted velocity is nice, but it has come at the cost of some control. If Gonzalez can continue to evolve as a pitcher, then the Brewers might be on to something with him. Time is certainly on his side.

25.741 – LHP Blake Lillis

Whatever you feel about the particular players picked, you have to love Milwaukee identifying two signable high school pitchers in back-to-back rounds at this point in the draft. Blake Lillis, a lefty best known for a nice changeup, joins Michael Gonzalez as another prep pitcher who should give the system some nice depth on the mound in the low-minors.

26.771 – SS Nick Roscetti

Nick Roscetti played both shortstop and third base in his professional debut. That makes sense as the infielder from Iowa has a legitimate plus arm — up to 92 MPH off the mound — and a steady glove wherever you put him. His defense will have to carry him, however, as I don’t see him hitting enough in the long run.

27.801 – OF Nick Cain

Nick Cain’s selection in the twenty-seventh round this year made him the first of three prospects from Faulkner to be drafted in 2016. That ups the total to 11 drafted Eagles since this site started in 2009. Pretty damn impressive for a NAIA school. Undrafted this past year was David Palenzuela, an infielder who hit .352/.455/.546 with 41 BB/18 K this past spring. BRB adding that name to my database ASAP.

Not to be outdone, Cain hit .351/.443/.722 with 33 BB/52 K and 20/20 SB in 205 AB. He’s got size, pop, and speed, all things that come in handy if you want to be a professional ballplayer. I think his ultra-aggressive approach could be his undoing, but we shall see. I can respect taking a shot on a power/speed 6-4, 215 pound outfielder even with some red flags.

28.831 – RHP Andrew Vernon

I’ve talked up Andrew Vernon multiple times since early 2015. The most recent example came a few days ahead of this past draft…

Andrew Vernon is legit. Good fastball, good slider, and great results. Love him as a mid- to late-round reliever.

Vernon kept missing bat (11.72 K/9) in the pros. It’s what he does. Future big league reliever. Great pick.

30.891 – RHP Dalton Brown

Dalton Brown is a large human with a low-90s fastball (up to 95) and quality breaking ball. He hasn’t pitched a whole lot over the years at Texas Tech, but he’s been pretty effective when on the mound. More relevant: 95 is 95. Velocity is king, don’t you forget it.

31.921 – 1B Ryan Aguilar

As a college senior first base prospect lacking big power selected in the thirty-first round, Ryan Aguilar shouldn’t register as much of a prospect. You see the name, you see his college stats (damn solid, but not otherworldly), and you move on. Or do you…

(Imagine a Lee Corso NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND photo that wouldn’t load here)

Aguilar spent most of his debut season split between the three outfield spots, but also saw time at his senior year position of first base. That presents an interesting conundrum for Milwaukee going forward. Aguilar is a fine defensive outfielder, especially in a corner, but his glove at first has a chance to be special. Choosing one spot for him now is probably a moot point as his future is as a utility player who will need reps at all four positions anyway, but it does raise the question: knowing what we think we know about positional adjustments, would you rather have a plus defender at first or a solid defender in an outfield corner? I’m sure we could make reasonable guesses as to what the better option would be using publicly available information (feels like something Fangraphs has well taken care of), but I like it better as one of those “unknowable” baseball questions of my youth. I think you can make a case for it as “unknowable” if you want to add in the potential offensive boost a player like Aquilar might get from playing a less physically stressful position. Fangraphs is great, but I have no idea how you’d even attempt to quantify that. Was it a coincidence that Aguilar broke out as a hitter in the very same college year he began playing first base consistently for the first time in his life? I have no idea!

So what does Aguilar have going for him besides his defensive value? Well, he showed some promise with the stick in 2016, he’s a solid runner, and a good all-around athlete. And, really, “besides his defensive value” downplays how important that element of his game truly is. Versatility is the key to getting playing time in the low-minors for many late-round picks. Playing time in the low-minors is the best way to eventually get playing time in the upper-minors. And playing time in the upper-minors can lead to…you know. I’m not calling Aguilar a future big league bench player — the odds are long, clearly — but he’s a better bet than many of the other players drafted this late.

32.951 – RHP Wilson Adams

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (cool name for a school, IMO) is still looking for its first big league player. Maybe it’ll be Wilson Adams. I mean, probably not but maybe! A 9.79 K/9 and 3.63 BB/9 in two years as a Charger — I was really hoping the school nickname was the Cerulean Tide or something, but alas — certainly help his case. Even better numbers in his pro debut (8.28 K/9 and 0.36 BB/9) don’t hurt. His stuff doesn’t scream future big league pitcher, but you never know.

33.981 – RHP Emerson Gibbs

I recently finished the Cleveland draft review. Maybe it’s recency bias or maybe it’s real, but Emerson Gibbs feels like a player who should have been picked by Cleveland. David Stearns only worked in Cleveland for eleven months and surely didn’t have any direct input into the selection of a thirty-third round pick, but I’m still going to stick with my newly created “Stearns’s Cleveland influence rubbing off on his new organization” narrative to explain this pick. If true, that’s a great thing for Milwaukee as Cleveland is one of my favorite drafting teams in all of baseball. And Gibbs is one of my favorite late-round college arms. Getting an experienced pitcher with legitimate plus control AND plus command this late is a major coup. Gibbs’s stuff won’t blow you away — 88-92 fastball with sink, average 77-82 knuckle-curve that will flash better, occasional change — but it is undeniably solid. Paired with his exquisite command/control and encouraging ground ball tendencies and you’ve really got something. I’m not sure what exactly — fifth starter maybe, middle reliever more likely — but it’s a big league something for me.

34.1011 – RHP Matt Smith

Like Emerson Gibbs one round earlier, Matt Smith is a low-90s command guy. He’s not as exciting as Gibbs, so he gets less words. I feel kind of bad about that, but I’m sure Matt Smith will be fine. My approval is not something he likely seeks.

35.1041 – RHP Chase Williams

And now for something totally different. After two command-oriented college righthanders, the Brewers take a stab on the live arm of Chase Williams from Wichita State. During the season this was written about the Shocker pitcher…

Chase Williams has a big arm (90-95 FB) with a good breaking ball and intriguing size. If he can show some measure of control, he could rise this spring.

A 7.05 BB/9 in 38.1 IP equated neither to a measure of control nor a rise during the spring. But a hard fastball, hard breaking ball, and plenty of size (6-5, 225) give Williams obvious appeal. He’s a project worth trying to fix in the low-minors.

36.1071 – RHP Parker Bean

Out with the command trend, in with the big guys with big stuff and small control phase of the Brewers draft. The selection of Parker Bean one round after Chase Williams makes this an official run — two picks in a row is a run, right? — on that size (X), stuff (X), and control (_) type. We speak a lot about diversifying your assets during the draft, and, despite taking the seemingly boring route of going with five straight college seniors (all righthanded, too!) in a row, Milwaukee deserves credit here for doing just that. Take enough command guys, maybe one shows enough stuff to make it work. Take enough stuff guys, maybe one shows enough control to make it work. That one could be Bean, though his BB/9 of 11.47 makes Williams look like Bart Colon. A 6-5, 225 pound righthander with athleticism, a fastball up to 95 (88-94 typically), and a pair of promising secondaries (77-83 cut-slider, changeup) and questionable control is a fine investment here. It’s worth noting that Bean’s BB/9 as a college player hasn’t always been a disaster. Going back from his junior year, it’s come in at 11.47, 6.38, and 2.42. If the Brewers can figure out whatever mojo Bean had going in his freshman season at Liberty (9.17 K/9 and 2.42 BB/9 in 52.0 IP), then this could be a major steal. This is one of my favorite picks of the entire draft for any team.

37.1101 – SS Jomar Cortes

Jomar Cortes is young for his class. He now plays baseball for a living. That’s all I’ve got.

38.1131 – OF Caleb Whalen

Caleb Whalen might be the son of a Brewers scout, but that alone wasn’t the reason why he was drafted this year. Nepotism certainly didn’t hurt, obviously, but neither does hitting .309/.399/.551 in your senior season. I don’t think the approach is enough for him to make it as an outfielder, his primary position in pro ball to date. I can’t love every late pick, right?

39.1161 – OF Jose Gomez

It’s not my business who you root for, but you should probably make some room in your heart to root for Jose Gomez. How couldn’t you pull for a 5-3, 184 pound NAIA outfielder taken in the second-to-last round? Gomez hit .383/.481/.523 with 29 BB/29 K and 17/21 SB in his junior season at St. Thomas. He then more than held his own in rookie ball (.280/.372/.348, 113 wRC+), though he was admittedly older than most of the competition. To my knowledge, there has never been a big league player with the name “Jose Gomez.” That’s shocking to me. And did I mention he’s listed at 5-3, 184 pounds?

I’ll sneak a future lineup for the Brewers in here just because I can. Milwaukee could have this core coming together within the next three years…

C – Susac
1B –
2B – Villar
SS – Arcia
3B – Erceg
LF – Braun
CF – Brinson
RF – Ray

With offensive players and prospects like Nottingham, Feliciano, Henry, Diaz, Thomas, Morrison, York, McClanahan, Gatewood, Santana, Broxton, Cordell, Phillips, T. Clark, Harrison, Walker, Coulter, Taylor, and Z. Clark almost all at AA or higher by then. Three year forecasts are bogus, I know, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fun. Dream big, Brewers fans.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Kyle Serrano (Tennessee), Brennan Price (Felician), Jared Horn (California), Louis Crow (San Diego)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – Boston Red Sox

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by Boston in 2016

1 – Jay Groome
76 – CJ Chatham
90 – Shaun Anderson
98 – Mike Shawaryn
213 – Bobby Dalbec
324 – Stephen Nogosek
416 – Santiago Espinal

Complete List of 2016 Boston Red Sox Draftees

1.12 – LHP Jay Groome

Jay Groome (1)

That link takes care of a lot of my thoughts on Groome, the draft’s best long-term prospect for my money. For those less inclined to click a link, the most relevant excerpt…

Groome came out firing in the first with a string of low-90s fastballs (93, 94, 92, 93) before dropping a picture perfect 78 MPH curveball that made the Gloucester Catholic’s leadoff man’s knees buckle and the crowd of scouts and execs behind home plate (as well as a few thousand of their closest friends) audibly “oooh.” Incredibly, that was just the first of five different “oooh” curves he’d throw all night: there were two more in the fifth inning and two more after that in his sixth and final frame. I had that pitch ranging from 74-78 on the evening. Everything about the pitch is plus to plus-plus, though I think you could quibble some with a slightly slowed arm speed on the offering that tips it just enough for HS hitters to notice, but not nearly enough for them to react. The pitch is so good that there’s a chance he can get away with the slight pause in pro ball for a while; obvious point is obvious, but that’s really high praise. Groome’s curve is special and that alone makes him a top ten prospect in this class.

After going 93, 94, 92, 93, and 78 on the first batter, Groome went 93, 77, 92, 94, and 93 to the second hitter. That basic pattern — work off the fastball, mix in one curve per plate appearance — was followed by Groome for much of the game. I won’t say my notes were perfect — my focus on the fast-paced, well-pitched (though admittedly not particularly crisply played otherwise) game was a solid 98% throughout, but taking in the atmosphere occasionally led to a missed radar reading or two — but I only had Groome dropping two curves to the same batter on four occasions. This strategy obviously worked (14 strikeouts is 14 strikeouts) with the threat of a bigger fastball than he wound up showing, average fastball command that flashed better in certain at bats, and that devastating curve ranking as the reasons why in ascending order of importance.

Everything you’ve already seen, read, or heard about Groome’s mechanics held up. They are close to picture perfect. I’ve long been on the record of only caring about mechanical extremes, and I’d say with great confidence that Groome’s arm action and delivery are on that happy tail of the bell curve. With his frame, bulked up from a boy late last summer to a rock solid man by now (though I’d argue with some loss of athleticism), his age, and those textbook mechanics, it’s easy to imagine a day in the not so distant future where Groome is a consistent mid-90s arm if he wants to be. Of course, that’s all projection at this point: Groome’s velocity on this day fluctuated from those early game low-90s peaks to a strange middle inning dip to the mid- to upper-80s. I was almost positive while watching live that he wasn’t working in his changeup — some around me thought otherwise, for what it’s worth* — but I had him with an 85, 86, 87, and four 89’s between innings three and five. After thinking about it some more I could buy the mid-80s pitches being his attempt at the change to give the scouts a little taste of his third pitch; if so, I’ve seen it look better, but the arm action sure looked like the fastball, so at least there was that. Still, the 89’s for a well-rested teenage arm on a nice night weren’t exactly typical of what we’ve come to expect out of a potential first overall pick. He rebounded some in his final inning, sitting 90-91 with his fastball while relying more on the curve than in any other part of the game to that point. His final pitch of the night was a 92 MPH fastball that was swung through for eighth strikeout in a row to end the game and fourteenth overall.

(* Groome himself identified the pitch as a change: “As far as my command goes, I think that’s pretty good, but I need to show a little more depth to my changeup. I’m not really getting out in front of it and left a couple up high today. They fouled it off, they didn’t really make me pay. Later on down the road, I have to get that good depth on it.”)

This is the point in the report where I’m supposed to make a grand conclusion about what I saw out of Groome on the night. Well, I’ve got nothing. I selfishly wanted to see Groome at his very best — again, it’s worth pointing out that the man had fourteen strikeouts in six innings and that’s not his best — so that I could walk away ready to declare the race for 1-1 and top spot on my board over. The obvious good news is the confirmation that his curve and mechanics are both 1-1 caliber. His fastball has been in the past, but wasn’t on this night. I’m not terribly concerned about one good but not great velocity night — the fastball was still commanded fairly well (average to above-average), had such obvious late life that even my old eyes could see it, and came out of a deceptive enough slot that it had hitters taking bad swings all evening long — but I think the summer showcase version of Groome’s heater is (unsurprisingly) less the real thing than what we’ve seen out of him this spring. His changeup remains an open question, but that’s not atypical for a big-time high school arm with Groome’s brand of one-two punch locked and loaded for bear most starts. The development of his physique continues to surprise me — it’s as if he finds a way to pack on a pound or three of good weight every time I see him — but I do worry some that he’s getting close to the danger zone of sacrificing some looseness and athleticism, both facets of his game that excited me so much about him last summer, for strength. Add it all up (above-average fastball with plus upside, clear plus curve, changeup with a chance to be average, elegant mechanics, and a pro-ready body) and it’s clear that Jay Groome is a really, really good pitching prospect. What isn’t clear, however, is whether or not he’s the best amateur prospect in the country. For some, not yet knowing is knowing; when the risk of taking a teenage arm gets factored in, Groome not being a slam dunk pick above the rest means the risk is too great to pass on similarly valued peers (Puk, Lewis, Moniak, Rutherford, Perez, Ray, whomever) with more certainty. I think that’s where the Phillies are currently at in their evaluation. Between Groome’s staggering perfect world ceiling and moderate (for a HS arm) floor (less projection in his body than most, plus his mechanics portend good things to come) and the less than thrilling options that surround him at the top of the class, I’d have a hard time removing his name from 1-1 consideration if I was in charge of such a pick.

I’m not saying that’s the definitive Jay Groome take. Everything written above came from a game report from one Groome start. That outing was only one of five different times (once last summer, once in the winter, three times in the spring) that I saw Groome pitch in person. I’m not a scout so take all of the above with the usual grain of salt that comes with a fan’s observations of the game — though I’ll rudely point out for the millionth time here that watching baseball isn’t exactly rocket science no matter what those with a vested interest in creating that precise mythology within the industry would like for us all to believe — but I generally feel confident in my overall evaluation of Groome based on the combination of having seen him at multiple stages of his teenage development, having traded firsthand accounts for games and showcases that I’ve missed with others in the game, and absorbing all possible public published information on him.

In short, Groome is the truth. Sky high expectations caused some draft fans (and evaluators) to turn on him as the spring dragged on, but even at his “worst” he was still flashing easy first round stuff. There was some grumbling in the stands during a game where he struck out fourteen batters in six innings. I know scouting isn’t a performance-based thing, but, come on, that should at least tell you something about the guy.

I can’t get behind the Clayton Kershaw comparisons for Groome because Kershaw is in a different stratosphere altogether from the rest of the big leagues right now, but I’ll still throw out a very lofty comparison for Groome that I don’t think I’ve shared on the site before. Watching the young lefthander from Jersey’s evolution over the past eighteen months reminds me a lot of a young Andy Pettitte. We can’t help but think of Pettitte now and go right to his dominant cutter, but he didn’t start to throw the cutter consistently until the 2004 season (when he was 32-years-old) and he didn’t technically swap it out for his slider until 2008 (when he was 36-years-old). The 18-year-old Groome has plenty of time to reinvent himself a half-dozen times or so before he gets to the late-career portion of his big league run. Groome reminds me more of the early-career version of Pettitte, the one with a consistently above-average heater that could hit the mid-90s, plus curve, and above-average change. That’s the Pettitte that was written up as a soon-to-be 23-year-old back in 1995 courtesy of the always excellent Diamond Minds scouting database…

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So much about Groome reminded me of Pettitte after his last start against Gloucester Catholic that I was kicking myself (not literally, I’m not that flexible) on the whole ride home for not putting it together sooner. Their mechanics, the use of a knuckle-curve, the body types…watching Groome was like going back in time and seeing a young Pettitte for the first time. The scary part here is that I think Groome has a chance to be a better version of Pettitte. Call him Pettitte 2.0. That’s Hall of Fame upside. That’s what I think Jay Groome can accomplish.

(Self-indulgent post-script to the Groome/Pettitte comparison. I, like many others I’d imagine, have a hard time remembering what young versions of established stars looked like. The days before MLB.TV made watching the over-the-top amount of baseball we all do today a lot harder back then. I do, however, remember what a young Andy Pettitte looked like. Of course, entirely selfish reasons brought me to him in my own early teenage years. Pettitte, having just turned 27-years-old, was very much on the trade block in 1999. The Yankees had a deal in place with my hometown Philadelphia Phillies contingent on a few other dominoes falling that same deadline. The return for Pettitte would have been rather bleak in hindsight: Reggie Taylor, Adam Eaton, and Anthony Shumaker. New York didn’t get the reliever they wanted elsewhere, so they pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

2.51 – SS CJ Chatham

On CJ Chatham (76) from March 2016…

CJ Chatham is an intriguing modern shortstop who has opened eyes throughout the game with his huge start to 2016. In no means is it a direct comparison, but what he’s doing so far is similar to what Kyle Lewis has done at Mercer. Chatham, like Lewis, has done everything possible to turn a perceived weakness (approach) into a strength. Going from a 8 BB/39 K as a freshman and 10 BB/28 K as a sophomore to his draft year 10 BB/7 K ratio is something worth getting excited about. With Chatham’s seemingly improved approach, scouts can now freely focus on the other positives in his game (above-average range, above-average to plus arm, a 6-4, 185 pound frame to dream on) and begin forecasting a big league regular out of the overall package. In a class with a serious talent void at the top of the college shortstop rankings, Chatham has emerged as a legit contender to be the very first off the board and a top hundred pick. He’s that good.

Chatham’s patient start at the plate didn’t quite foreshadow a true shift in approach — he walked 13 times with 27 strikeouts from the time of that original writing forward to bring his totals on the season to 23 BB/34 K — but that didn’t stop the Red Sox (and many other teams) from being hot on his trail on draft day. I’m sure part of that had to do with the scarcity of true shortstops in this class, but plenty also had to do with Chatham’s dreamy 6-4, 185 pound frame, above-average to plus raw power, and outstanding defensive tools that could make him an above-average glove at short or a true plus defender at the hot corner.

It’s probably silly to make too much out of any player’s professional debut, but something about Chatham’s .259/.319/.426 line at Lowell to begin his career stands out to me. Call it an attempt at informed prospect projection or a wild ass hunch, but Chatham’s most realistic upside with the bat falling around .260/.320/.425 just feels right to me. Those marks would put him 13th (BA), 13th (OBP), and 14th (SLG) among qualified shortstops in 2016. Slap some above-average defense on him and that’s a top ten player at the position. For what it’s worth, that .260/.320/.425 ballpark projection gets us pretty close to what Troy Tulowitzki (.254/.318/.443) did this past year on his way to a just ahead of league average (102 wRC+) offensive showing. That line would also put him close to the career averages of guys like Jimmy Rollins (career .264/.324/.418 hitter), Jhonny Peralta, and Rich Aurilia. I highlighted the Rollins career stat line not only because it’s as close as you can find to that hypothetical .260/.320/.425 shortstop we’ve created, but also to reiterate the limits of performance-based expectation comparisons. Chatham and Rollins are too very different players from a scouting perspective; ten seconds of watching them makes that obvious to even the most casual of baseball fan. Thankfully, that’s not the intent of a performance comp. Different types of players can still bring about similar long-term value. A career like what Rollins, Peralta, or Aurilia did (or are in the process of doing) seems within reach for the Red Sox second round selection.

3.88 – RHP Shaun Anderson

I’m really excited to see what direction the career of Shaun Anderson (90) goes in pro ball. It’s really easy to see Anderson remaining in the bullpen and being one of this year’s quickest moving draftees. He’s got the plus to plus-plus fastball that is a good enough pitch for him to use it an entire inning at time. There’s velocity (88-94, 96 peak), movement (tons), and the ability to command it (all the more impressive when you factor in that crazy movement); in short, his heater checks off everything you’d want in the pitch. Anderson also throws an above-average to plus cut-slider that can also turn into a truer slider with a bit more bend when it takes a little off of it. In the bullpen, that fastball/cutter mix could be enough to mow down batters at a similar clip that he did at Florida.

As a starter, all bets are off. One of the easiest and most difficult things to do is to project a college reliever with all the attributes of a starting pitcher to a pro rotation spot. It’s easy because it just makes sense. If a guy has the body, delivery, temperament, and stuff to start, but circumstances as a college athlete forced him in the bullpen then dreaming on him in his “natural” role makes sense. Easy, right? What’s difficult about the whole thing is how challenging the actual transition really is. A plus fastball in short outings may just be above-average (if that) as a starter. A lesser fastball then allows hitters to more easily prepare for the premium offspeed stuff, and even that assumes said offspeed stuff remains as good as it was in fewer innings. There’s also the simple issue that some bodies, no matter how they look, are better equipped for one role over the other. Conventional wisdom be damned, there are big guys who tire more easily as starters and little guys who seem to get better the more innings they throw. I’m not saying there’s no way of telling how a player will react until actually put into the new role, but…actually, I guess that is what I’m saying. Projecting is what we do, but to call it an inexact science is an insult to actual science.

I’d like to think Anderson can maintain all of the stuff he’s shown in his three years (worth noting here he pitched 43.0 innings his junior year after just 39.0 IP his first two seasons) at Florida, but I really have no idea. If he can, then he’s a potential mid-rotation starter with the chance for a little more than that. If he’s destined to the bullpen (my personal hunch), then he could become a major relief weapon for the Red Sox sooner rather than later. With a legit four-pitch mix (emphasizing fastballs and cutters), above-average command, ample deception in his delivery, and plus control, Anderson could potentially be deployed in any number of ways out of the pen. A bullpen with both him and Stephen Nogosek capable of putting out fires and going multiple innings at a time could be a ton of fun.

4.118 – 3B Bobby Dalbec

Where to begin with Bobby Dalbec (213)? Let’s start with a flashback to March 2016…

Dalbec deserves a lot of credit for battling back from a slow start to now have a more than respectable 2016 overall batting line. He also deserves respect for being one of the realest 2016 MLB Draft prospects out there. What you see is what you get with Dalbec: massive power, lots of whiffs, and a fair amount of walks. His arm and athleticism help make up for a lack of easy lateral quickness at the hot corner, so sticking at third should remain an option for the foreseeable future. The older, popular, and common comp for him has been Troy Glaus; on the flip side, I’ve heard Chris Dominguez as a possible outcome. The Glaus ship appears to have sailed, so something in between that and Dominguez would be a fine professional result.

And then again from April 2016…

Bobby Dalbec continues to confound. More and more people I’ve spoken to are becoming open to the idea of sending him out as a pitcher in pro ball. As frustrating as he can be at the plate, I don’t think I could throw his kind of power away that easily, even if only on a temporary basis. I also don’t think I’d touch him in the first five rounds. The comparison shared with me before the season to Chris Dominguez feels more and more prescient by the day.

I had Dominguez ranked 41st on my final board back in 2009 before he was drafted 86th overall by the Giants. I’m not sure what it says (if anything) about my own evolving view on prospecting or how the industry itself has changed or how the game has shifted, but I can say with 100% certainty that Dalbec won’t rank anywhere close to where Dominguez once landed on my personal ranks. I can also say with about 95% certainty that he won’t be drafted as high as Dominguez was in 2009. Of course, a player’s draft ranking ultimately is not about where he falls on the average of all teams’ boards but rather where he eventually falls on the board of the one team that drafts him. That’s where that 5% uncertainty comes in: all it takes is one team to look at Dalbec’s two clear plus tools (raw power, arm strength) and believe they can tweak his swing to make enough contact to allow his natural ability to shine through. His upside is very real, as is the possibility he tops out as an all-or-nothing AA power hitter. I’m out on him for now, but I understand the appeal. Chicks dig the long ball.

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to Dalbec, a prospect who has been in the spotlight since his senior year at Legend HS. Any conversation about Dalbec tends to center around four different things, two positive and two negative. Working for the big slugger from Arizona has always been and will always be his prodigious raw power and cannon for a right arm. If you like Dalbec, you like his power upside and enormous arm enough to override any of the negatives to come. If you’re not as into Dalbec, then the power isn’t enough to distract from the massive amount of swing-and-miss in his game (career 81 BB/179 K as a Wildcat) and the arm strength isn’t enough to look past the defensive questions (many of which have been answered positively, to be fair) that have followed him for years. Best case scenario you’re getting a power-hitting third baseman. Worst case scenario you’re left with a first baseman with a long Swiss cheese swing unable to make enough contact to allow the power to play.

If we go back to my pre-draft comparisons, I’d say his future will probably result in a player not nearly as good as Glaus yet not quite as disappointing as Dominguez. I think that outcome would be fine value for a fourth round pick like Dalbec. Upside to be a lineup fixture and home run champion threat, downside that sees him flaming out in AA (and potentially making a return to the mound…), and most realistic middle ground as a four-corners power bat that will always rack up strikeouts but can be a positive value player for years if deployed properly. The approach scares me off enough that the downside makes this a slight reach, but, as mentioned earlier, it’s not so crazy a reach that it can’t also be considered fine value. All depends on how you weigh the possibilities of his potential outcomes.

(We’re about to get a little weird here based on a curiosity I had about Dalbec’s pro start. Feel free to skip this if you’re not about small sample size outputs and whether or not they can tell us anything.)

To Dalbec’s credit, the big righthanded bat went out after a long college two-way season and hit bomb after bomb in his pro debut. Dalbec’s awesome start to his pro career got me wondering just how many players have slugged .674 (as he did) in short-season rookie ball and failed to reach the big leagues. Small sample noise and misleading levels of competition often point towards early career success not being particularly predictive. I get that. But this isn’t run-of-the-mill early career success. This is leading the league in slugging (if he had qualified) by over 150 points over the top qualifier. That’s destroying the league. Does that mean anything? Let’s find out…

As mentioned, Dalbec signed too late to get a full season in and therefore didn’t qualify for the league leaderboard — Darick Hall and his .518 SLG led the league in his stead — but that slugging percentage would have been out all but one qualified hitter in the past dozen years. Dalbec’s .674 SLG is second only to Roman Wick and his silly .378/.475/.815 line in 141 PA for State College in 2014. If you can tell me anything about Roman Wick beyond the fact I just shared, then you’re probably related to him. For the sake of science, I went back and found every player in the New York-Penn League to slug .550 or better. These guys managed to do it over the past twelve seasons: Stone Garrett (.581), Roman Wick (.815), Travis Taijeron (.557), Cory Vaughn (.557), Marcell Ozuna (.556), Neil Medchill (.551), Miguel Fermin (.628), Ryan Patterson (.595), Michael Hollimon (.557). Cory Patton (.555), and Nolan Reimold (.550). That’s not a particularly encouraging list. If we expand the search for guys over .500 SLG, then we have the following…

Darick Hall, Garrett, Wick, Chris Breen, Conor Bierfeldt, Jesus Solorzano, David Washington, Taijeron, Dean Green, Danny Muno, Vaughn, Ozuna, Rylan Sandoval, Ryan Fisher, David Anderson, Darrell Cecillani, Jonathan Rodriguez, Medchill, JD Martinez, Sebastian Valle, Sean Ochinko, Deangelo Mack, Leandro Castro, Fermin, Luis Sumoa, Phil Disher, Ben Lasater, Todd Martin, Damon Sublett, Casper Wells, Patterson, Hollimon, Patton, Reimold, Neil Sellers, Francisco Plasencia

Some of those guys are too early in their careers to label and others were at least good enough to hang in the big leagues for a bit, but I don’t think it’s all that controversial a take to say that the track record of .500+ SLG players in the NYPL ain’t great. Of the 36 players listed above, there are only two (Ozuna and Martinez) that I would consider to be developmental success stories. Two out of thirty-six. This quick look back doesn’t mean that Bobby Dalbec will join the failed prospect crew or that he’s any more likely to struggle than his lesser-slugging peers (though you could probably float a theory about hitters who show big power early in their career as being free-swinging outliers and that such an approach leads to early power success but no long-term sustainability); it only means that early power success in the NYPL does not guarantee anything beyond that.

5.148 – RHP Mike Shawaryn

On Mike Shawaryn (98) from April 2016…

Shawaryn’s big 2015 (10.71 K/9 and 1.71 ERA in 116.0 IP) set him up as a potential first round pick coming into the year, but a slight dip in production and stuff has many cooler on him now than before. He’s always been in that ten to fifteen range for him as a 2016 college arm, so the recent downtick in stuff isn’t something I’m too worked up about. At his best, he’s got enough fastball (87-94, 95 peak), a changeup with big upside, and a breaking ball that seemingly improves every time out (even as he’s had some rocky starts this year). Breaking down his individual pitches is obviously important, but the main selling point with Shawaryn was always going to be his above-average to plus command, standout control, and deceptive motion. Assuming his decline is more fatigue – he’s approaching almost 250 college innings in his career; for context’s sake, that’s about a hundred more than AJ Puk and over twice as many as Alec Hansen – than injury (though separating the two can be tricky without proper pre-draft medical screening), Shawaryn might be the perfect candidate for a team in round two (or three if they are lucky) willing to draft a potential mid-rotation starting pitcher with the intent not to pitch him competitively the summer after signing. Draft him, sign him, get him working with your top player development staffers, and focus more about 2017 rather than getting onto the field immediately. If it turns out he’s feeling good and looking good sooner rather than later, so be it. But he’s the type of smart young pitcher that could begin his first professional season at High-A without much concern. That’s the path I’d consider taking with him, but maybe I’m making more out of a few good rather than great starts than I really ought to.

I think that holds up really well today. If you want the short version, we could go back to this from October 2015…

A long draft season could change this, but Shawaryn looks all the world to be a rock solid bet to wind up a mid-rotation big league starting pitcher. Never a star, but consistently useful for years going forward.

I think that’s on target as well: “never a star, but consistently useful.” Shawaryn is going to have a long career as a mid-rotation starting pitching in the big leagues. That’s excellent value in round five. Love this pick.

6.178 – RHP Stephen Nogosek

On Stephen Nogosek (324) from March 2016…

Another college reliever! Stephen Nogosek is one of the most interesting of his kind in this year’s class. He’s not the two-pitch fire-balling righthander with the plus breaking ball that teams view as a classic late-inning type. Nogosek commands four pitches for strikes, relying more on the overall depth of his repertoire than any one singular go-to offering. Many speculate that his delivery lends itself to shorter outings, but I’m not convinced that a pro team won’t at least consider using him in the rotation at some point.

And again from April 2016…

If it’s a true college reliever you want, then Stephen Nogosek out of Oregon is your best bet. He’s a little bit like [Ian] Hamilton in that he’s got the raw stuff to start – an honest four-pitch mix seems wasted some in relief – but his command would make longer outings untenable at this time. As a reliever, however, he’s effectively wild. Pitching out of the pen also puts him on the short list of fastest potential movers.

The sixth round feels like a great spot to land a high-probability/reasonable-ceiling potential quick-mover in Nogosek. The funky, undersized righthander can use any one of his three offspeed offerings — upper-70s SL that flashes plus, solid mid-80s CU, average or better upper-70s CB — while also commanding a quality 88-94 MPH (up to 95) fastball. I don’t think there’s closer upside here, but it shouldn’t take much for Nogosek to have a long career as a dependable seventh inning reliever.

7.208 – OF Ryan Scott

Hitting .435/.516/.713 at the D-I level should get you drafted in the top ten rounds, right? Tuns out that’s exactly what it does. I didn’t have anything on Scott besides the easy to Google knowledge of his awesome senior year performance, so let’s just go ahead and repeat that: .435/.516/.713. That’s ridiculous. The stat-inclined portion of my brain is really rooting for Scott to have a long, successful pro career.

8.238 – C Alan Marrero

Alan Marrero walked or struck out in 62.9% of his 70 plate appearances in his debut with the Red Sox. That’s nuts. I have a feeling that number will go just a touch in his first full pro season next year. I’m sure the Red Sox are counting on it even though they likely are more excited about Marrero’s athleticism, arm strength, and standout defense behind the plate than anything he’ll do as a hitter. Like a few other catchers in the 2016 MLB Draft class — both Jake Rogers and Cooper Johnson spring to mind — Marrero’s defense could very well be so good that the baseline offensive standard for his bat will be almost so low he can’t help but reach it. In other words, Marrero’s defense is just about big league quality already. Expecting anything special at the plate is just getting greedy.

9.268 – OF Matt McLean

Here’s a little bit on Matt McLean from March 2016 with a bonus Granger Studdard (twenty-second round pick) reference thrown in for good measure…

On (kind of) the other end of the spectrum is Matt McLean of Texas-Arlington. McLean is a good runner and savvy all-around ballplayer who (to my knowledge) isn’t being talked up by anybody as a serious draft prospect. I’m not sure whether he is or isn’t, but the way he commands the strike zone has my respect. McLean is off to a similar start as Studdard (12 BB/4 K), but differs in that it’s part of a longer track record of doing so (40 BB/19 K last year). When looking to fill out rosters late during the draft, I’d recommend McLean to my scouting director every time. I’m high on the McLean’s on the world not only for what they could become in their own right – solid org guys can occasionally turn into useful pieces over time – but also because of the unseen positives that bringing players like this into an organization can provide. I don’t think McLean possesses any magic plate discipline dust that would rub off on his teammates, but having my young guys exposed to his consistent professional approach to the game, calculated plan of attack as a hitter, aggressive yet smart style of play in all phases, and determination to succeed no matter what couldn’t hurt.

Everything written about McLean there holds up today, I think. He went earlier than I had anticipated back in March, but did so as a $10,000 bonus senior-sign. McLean’s last two seasons at Texas-Arlington produced a cumulative mark of 76 BB/41 K. He’s still only a fifth outfielder if literally everything breaks right for him developmentally, but damn if I don’t think there’s a larger value to bringing players like this into the system. Maybe I’m nuts.

Also, I’m probably just a touch too young to get this in a more meaningful way but I’m up enough on nostalgic pop culture references to think of this every single time I read McLean’s name.

10.298 – SS Santiago Espinal

I’m buying Santiago Espinal (416) as a potential big league utility player even with his glaring lack of pop. He makes a ton of quality contact, works deep counts, defends his spot well at both second and short, and can put up above-average run times. One thing worth noting with Espinal is his age: despite playing only one college season, the former Miami-Dade shortstop is already 22-years-old. It puts his outstanding freshman season (.432/.492/.562 with 20 BB/11 K and 15/20 SB) at the junior college level in a different light. Liking Espinal, however, is liking what you’ve got already with him. His brand of on-base ability and reliable defense up the middle isn’t something that needs much projecting past what he can already do.

12.358 – RHP Matthew Gorst

Matthew Gorst had a good year. He did this at Georgia Tech as a junior: 10.10 K/9 and 2.39 BB/9 and 0.55 ERA in 49.0 IP. He then followed that up with this pro debut: 9.00 K/9 and 2.00 BB/9 and 2.67 ERA in 27.0 IP. I’m still personally wary of a college reliever without premium stuff (88-93 FB, 84-87 cutter, 77-81 SL) with a limited track record of success, but Boston clearly must believe Gorst turned a corner in 2016. Pro results are certainly backing that up for now.

14.418 – LHP Robby Sexton

The Red Sox signed only three lefthanded pitchers in this draft class. You know about Jay Groome. You might not know quite as much about the two college lefties Boston scooped up from the Midwest. We’ll cover Kyle Hart from Indiana shortly, so let’s take a closer look at Robby Sexton from Wright State now. In brief, I like Robby Sexton more than I do most mid-round college pitchers with good but not great track records at non-power conference universities. Lefthanders who can pull off the sinker/slider combo are some of my favorite relief prospects to follow. That’s what you’re getting with the athletic Sexton.

16.478 – C Alberto Schmidt

My public notes on Alberto Schmidt were sparse — “good athlete; strong arm; older for class” — but I heard lots of nice things about him (both as a person and prospect) behind the scenes leading up to the draft. If you heard such nice things then you probably should have ranked him higher then, you might be thinking. Not a bad point, I’d counter. Maybe I should have ranked him higher (or, you know, at all). Yeah, you’d repeat, maybe you should have. Yeah, I’d say. Yeah, you’d say.

17.508 – C Nick Sciortino

The seventeenth round feels just a little too early for me to take a local product org player, but the Red Sox went out and took Boston College catcher Nick Sciortino anyway. His defense is good and his arm is solid, but I’m not sure he’ll ever do enough offensively to be anything but a handy catcher to shuffle around affiliates as needed.

19.568 – LHP Kyle Hart

A buddy of mine was insistent this spring that Kyle Hart could get big league lefthanders out right now. I’m not sure if that’s was said in part because of Hart’s present old man game — mid-80s fastball, advanced change, lots of slow curves, impeccable control — rather than a literal ability to get big league hitters out. Sometimes players with such limited physical projection wind up being a touch overrated because of a general assumption that they are better than they really are since they’re already likely as good as they’ll get. I just read that back and I have no idea if it’ll make sense to anybody but myself. Confusing attempt at a larger point aside, I still like the crafty, athletic Hart. Him getting big league lefties out at some point next year wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

20.598 – SS Nick Lovullo

On Nick Lovullo from February 2016…

Lovullo has the bloodlines, athleticism, and steadying infield presence to be a really solid org guy with the chance for more. His bat has improved each year at Holy Cross, so a big senior season is well within range. Nobody is asking for my seal of approval, but having seen Lovullo play on a few different occasions, I can certainly vouch for him as a player that does all the little things beautifully.

And then again right before the draft…

Nick Lovullo had an odd season. He only hit .225, but bolstered his OBP with a whopping 40 walks. I’ve always liked his approach, athleticism, and reliable defense up the middle, so I’ll overlook that .225 (and the dismal 6/15 SB success rate) and keep him on my draft board. He’ll make a fine future Red Sox minor leaguer.

I’m not going to go too crazy patting on my back for connecting the obvious dots here, but, hey, it is nice to win one every now and then. I think “solid org guy with the chance for more” remains a fair assessment of Lovullo’s upside. Like the Sciortino pick in the seventeenth round, this felt a bit early to me — I predicted Lovullo to Boston in the fortieth round, a spot more commensurate to his prospect value for me — but what do I know. Fair to wonder now if we see a quiet “Lovullo to Arizona for future considerations” type deal in the not too distant future…

22.658 – OF Granger Studdard

On Granger Studdard from March 2016…

Granger Studdard is another personal favorite of mine out of the Sun Belt due to his power upside, athleticism, arm strength, and speed. The last three facets of his game are far stronger than you see out of a typical first base prospect, so it’s not shock that the majority of those I spoke to who like him as well prefer him as a corner outfielder. That defensive versatility only boosts his stock. The most interesting thing about Studdard to me is how scouts have raved about his approach since his first year at Texas State. Much like what has been said about Kyle Lewis at Mercer, the buzz surrounding Studdard has been about how he really knows how to hit and approaches every plate appearance like a seasoned veteran. Like Mercer, however, the results didn’t seem to back it up: Studdard hit well in both of his college seasons, but did so while putting up BB/K ratios of 19/42 and 20/62. The disconnect between the scouting take and the on-field indicators figured to come to a head in his draft season, and, so far, the scouts look like they know a thing or two about the game. SMALL SAMPLE SIZE, but Studdard has walked twelve times in 2016 with only five strikeouts to his name. If that’s real, then you can put his standing as one of the best under-the-radar mid-major bats in the county in ink.

So was it real? Technically, yes. Studdard finished his junior year with 37 walks to 26 strikeouts. The more patient approach seemingly came at a cost of some power, however: his .285/.389/.380 line more closely resembled his freshman season (.270/.364/.385) than his sophomore year (.281/.345/.485). It’s how to deduce why that is without having seen Studdard multiple times throughout his final season at Texas State. Was he being pitched around? Is this just a small sample aberration? Was his sophomore year power spike the real outlier? Is there something in Studdard’s scouting dossier (swing, approach, pitch recognition, etc.) that explains it better? Anything I’d offer would just be a guess at this point. In any event, the reasons for liking Studdard are still reasons that explain why I currently like Studdard. He struggled in his debut at the plate, but 38 of his innings in the field came in either left or right. That’s a good sign for his prospect stock going forward.

23.688 – OF Juan Carlos Abreu

As an older high school talent (he’ll be 20 next May) with a game built on speed and a strong arm — two nice tools, to be sure, but arguably fourth and fifth in terms of importance if you were to rank them — Juan Carlos Abreu was more of a peripheral prospect on the radar for me this spring. Worth a shot as a twenty-third round pick, I guess.

24.718 – RHP Hunter Smith

Maybe some teams were turned off by Hunter Smith’s ugly 6.19 ERA in his draft year at North Carolina Greensboro. That’s about all I’ve got by way of explanation for Smith’s drop to the twenty-fourth round in this year’s draft. He’s got the size (6-3, 200), fastball (87-93, 95 peak), and offspeed stuff (above-average slider that flashes plus and an average or better change) to get stretched back out as a starter next year if that’s something Boston is willing to try. If not, I think he’s got a bright future in relief. Big fan of Hunter Smith.

25.748 – RHP Francisco Soto

Now I’m no Nancy Drew, but I consider my internet sleuthing abilities to be at least above-average. Francisco Soto is the first player drafted this year that I’m not sure actually exists. I mean, fine, he exists: he pitched twelve innings for the GCL Red Sox after signing after all. But my quick research on Soto’s time at Allen CC in Kansas has yielded nothing meaningful to date. He’s listed at 6-5, 220 pounds, so he’s got good size. That’s literally all I’ve got.

26.778 – RHP Jared Oliver

Mid-90s velocity (up to 97) is never a bad thing, so I get where the Red Sox are coming from when taking a chance on Jared Oliver. It’s just that he’s got a lot of work to do (7.12 BB/9 at Truett-McConnell) and not a whole of time to do it (24-years-old to start next season).

33.988 – OF Chad Hardy

Underwhelming junior college numbers? How does .297/.358/.513 with 13 BB/29 K sound? Brutal first 90 PA of pro ball? A hard to look at .163/.191/.233 with 3 BB/32 K. A 60-game suspension for testing positive for Tamoxifen? Why not add it to the pile at this point, right? I’m not here to bust on Chad Hardy’s disastrous first year with the Red Sox; if anything, I can empathize with a young man’s desperation when faced with a pressure-packed situation filled with “do-or-die” feelings of urgency. Hardy making it to AA — let alone the big leagues — would be a success I’m not prepared to see with this pick. Hope it works out all the same.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Carter Henry (Houston), Jake Wilson (Bowling Green), Austin Bergner (North Carolina), Carter Aldrete (Arizona State), Jordan Wren (Georgia Southern), John Rave (Illinois State), Aaron McGarity (Virginia Tech), Jeff Belge (St. John’s), Christian Jones (Washington), Tyler Fitzgerald (Louisville), Cam Shepherd (Georgia), Jordan Scheftz (Central Florida), Vince Arobio (Pacific), Beau Capanna (New Mexico), Trevor Stephan (Arkansas), Michael Wilson (Stony Brook), Nick Quintana (Arizona)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – St. Louis Cardinals

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by St. Louis in 2016

5 – Delvin Perez
19 – Dakota Hudson
70 – Connor Jones
79 – Jeremy Martinez
151 – Dylan Carlson
160 – Zac Gallen
165 – Walker Robbins
179 – John Kilichowski
245 – Tyler Lancaster
347 – Vincent Jackson
386 – Austin Sexton
419 – Spencer Trayner
467 – Andrew Knizner

Complete List of 2016 St. Louis Cardinals Draftees

This is the twelfth published draft review. Beyond that, I’ve more or less finished about half of the league’s draft reviews that should see the light of day sooner rather than later. In other words, while I don’t have a complete in-depth idea of what every team in baseball did this past draft, I think we’re now far enough along this process to start making some overarching observations about the 2016 MLB Draft as a whole. That in mind, it’s safe to now point out that the gap between what the Cardinals managed to do with their 2016 draft and what the rest of the league did is substantial. There are a lot of “it” teams in baseball these days — many of which are plenty deserving of the mantle, the most recent World Series champions being at or near the top of the list for most observers — but I still think that the Cards deserve the top spot as the best run team in the sport. All other candidates have enough advantages (terrible seasons that have led to high picks, crazy international spending and financial freedom to make personnel mistakes, big dollar free agents to supplement their core), but the Cardinals track record over the past decade plus is pristine. They just keep chugging along without little to no dip in overall output along the way.

This high praise got me thinking about how I’d go about justifying that claim to a neutral third party who loves baseball but doesn’t much care for the draft or long-term player development minutiae. To test how strongly I felt about the Cardinals’s recent track record of excellence, I fired off a quick email to a big baseball fan friend who literally knows nothing about the MLB Draft. My attempt to sum up what the Cardinals did as succinctly as possible…

Their first two picks were high school hitters who won’t turn 18-years-old until October and November respectively. Both hit really well in the GCL. Then they took a pair of college pitchers. I love one and like the other, but the important thing here is the plan they clearly had: combined the two got 56 ground balls, 9 line drives, and 6 fly balls in their debuts. That’s a 79% GB-rate on batted balls. They took up-the-middle college hitters in the fourth, sixth, and seventh rounds. Let me throw some lines at you. First, there’s a .325/.419/.433 with 32 BB/16 K in 235 PA. Then we have a .286/.400/.427 with 48 BB/29 K in 310 PA. Finally we get a .319/.423/.492 with 21 BB/21 K in 222 PA. Those ain’t college numbers, those are the pro debuts of those three picks. Their eighth round selection was a Tommy John recovery gamble that could pay off big.

They took a college hitter with this career line: .374/.446/.600 with 64 BB/32 K. They took a college player who did this in his draft year: .444/.502/.639 with 25 BB/15 K and 30/32 SB. Their tenth and eleventh round picks look like rock solid long-time big league contributors. They went with intriguing upside guys in the twelfth (HS), fourteenth (college), and sixteenth (JUCO) rounds, and did so by getting talent from everywhere.

And on and on and on I could have gone. This is a great draft. Don’t believe me? Read on…

1.23 – SS Delvin Perez

I love Delvin Perez (5). A few words from May 2016…

The MLB Draft: go big on upside or go home, especially early on day one. And if you’ve got the smarts/guts enough to do just that, then make it a shortstop when possible. And if you’re going to gamble on a high risk/high reward shortstop, make it as young a shortstop as you can find. And if that young shortstop also happens to have game-changing speed, an above-average to plus arm, plus raw power, and a frame to dream on, then…well, maybe Delvin Perez should be talked more about as the potential top overall prospect in this class then he is. I know there’s some chatter, but maybe it should be louder. What stands out most to me about Perez is how much better he’s gotten over the past few months. That, combined with his youth, has his arrow pointed up in a major way.

The Perez supporters – myself included, naturally – obviously believe in his bat, but also believe that he won’t necessarily have to hit a ton to be a damn fine player when you factor in his defensive gifts and plus to plus-plus speed. That’s part of what makes drafting a highly athletic shortstop prospect with tons of youth on his side so appealing. Even if the bat doesn’t fulfill all your hopes and dreams, the chances you walk away with at least something is high…or at least higher than at any other position. It gives players like Perez a deceptively high floor.

I like his scouting capsule quite a bit…

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

That’s a lot of pluses. A sampling of names I’ve personally heard when asking around about Perez over the past few months…

Jonathan Villar, Elvis Andrus, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, Brandon Crawford

Comps are hardly the be-all-end-all, but, hey, not a bad outcome among the group. Probably my favorite comp — and one I’m kicking myself for not thinking of pre-draft — is Jose Reyes minus the switch-hitting. I think Perez is a superstar in the making. Writing about him is difficult at this point because he’s so talented and so young that coming up with any kind of concrete analysis would feel like little more than guesswork as of now, especially in light of his pre-draft PED issues. My short version — “superstar in the making” — is about all I can come up with based on what I’ve seen, heard, read, and intuitively feel. The rare bit of brevity here will be more than made up for with some longer reads below…

1.33 – OF Dylan Carlson

This may change by the time you read this, but if you Google Dylan Carlson (151) then you get the list of Dylan Carlson information one might expect when you Google Dylan Carlson along with a surprise Wikipedia link for Michael Ohlman on the sidebar. I guess technically if you click that link it isn’t really about Ohlman, but it’s still funny to me. One day Carlson will take back over his sidebar. That’s the kind of fearless prediction you can only get on this website. Cherish it.

That preemptive diversion was meant largely to distract from the fact that I don’t have a whole lot to say at this point about Dylan Carlson than you probably already know. Carlson is a really easy player to fall in love with and the Cardinals picking him earlier than many (like me!) expected — he signed an underslot bonus, to be fair — has many (like me!) falling into the “well, if a smart team like the Cardinals liked him then he must be better than we thought…” trap that can often infiltrate post-draft analysis. I can admit that I’m a little bit guilty of that here, but St. Louis putting a first round stamp of approval on the “second round version of Kirilloff” (my pre-draft note from a team official) was far from the only reason this pick looks like a winner as we sit back and reflect on November 7th.

Carlson is a hitter first and foremost, but his well-rounded skill set gives him a chance to be a major asset both offensively (average speed, solid athleticism) and defensively (average arm, impressive instincts and first-step quickness) beyond what he should hopefully do in the batter’s box. Carlson as a first base prospect is plenty interesting, but, like Alex Kirilloff, his value as an all-around ballplayer jumps way up if he can play an average or better left or right field. The fact that the Cardinals have aggressively pushed him as a center fielder at the onset of his pro career seems to be a good sign about his early defensive progress as an outfielder. All of this non-bat talk is just icing on the cake. It’s Carlson’s ability as a hitter that will make or break him in the pros. St. Louis clearly believes it’ll make him and I’m in no position to disagree. Carlson is one of those young guys that gives off the simultaneous vibe that, yes, he was put on this planet to hit and doing so comes natural to him in a way that teammates are secretly jealous of while ALSO being one of those clearly dedicated athletes that will work both hard and smart to accomplish seemingly any goal set before him. Carlson is both a natural and a grinder. That’s a heck of a combination. I didn’t poll enough people to make this a scientifically significant study, but the next person I talk to that doesn’t think Carlson will hit his way to a starting big league role will be the first. Kid can hit.

Of course, the kid isn’t really a kid; in fact, Carlson is the old man of the Cardinals first two high school picks. The Cardinals first first round pick Delvin Perez won’t be 18-years-old until the end of November; Grandpa Carlson just turned the big one-eight last week (10/23). Sometimes a team drafting super young for their class early round prospects means something and sometimes it’s a coincidence. I have a strong hunch that the former is true in the case of the St. Louis front office knowing what’s up, but can’t say that for sure just yet. A trend of two isn’t really a trend at all, especially when you look at last year’s Cardinals first round pick, Nick Plummer, and his slightly older than his peer group age. But then there’s Bryce Denton, another early round high school pick from last year, who becomes yet another point in favor of the young for his class trend being an actual trend. Inconclusive, is the only real conclusion I have right now. Makes me wonder why this paragraph is even seeing the light of day…

1.34 – RHP Dakota Hudson

Asked a fairly simple Dakota Hudson (19) question back in April 2016…

Are we sure he isn’t the best college pitching prospect in the country?

Ask a simple question, get a simple answer. College pitchers ranked ahead of Hudson come draft day: one. Only AJ Puk stood in the way of Hudson finishing his junior season as the best college pitching prospect in the country. That might not seem that interesting or impressive, but consider where Hudson started the year. From October 2015…

Hudson is the biggest mystery man out of the SEC Four Horsemen (TM pending…with apologies to all the Vandy guys and Kyle Serrano) because buying on him is buying a largely untested college reliever (so far) with control red flags and a limited overall track record. Those are all fair reasons to doubt him right now, but when Hudson has it working there are few pitchers who look more dominant. His easy plus 86-92 cut-slider is right up there with Jackson’s curve as one of the best breaking balls in the entire class.

The strapping righthander from Mississippi State came into his junior year coming off a sophomore season spent exclusively in the bullpen and with a grand total of 33.0 college innings under his belt. My point here isn’t to highlight the fact that Hudson was some out-of-nowhere unknown nobody (he wasn’t), but rather the kind of precocious talent who survived and then thrived the as he learned how to be a major college starting pitcher in the SEC on the fly. As such, I think we’ve only scratched the surface as to how good he can really be. Check out this man’s stuff: explosive fastball (90-96, 98 peak), breaking ball with legit plus upside, a hard 86-92 cut-slider that’s already a plus pitch, and a nascent mid-80s changeup with the chance to be a fine pitch in its own right. His current flaws (fastball command, occasionally wonky mechanics, some inconsistency with the breaking ball) are all likely fixable with some clever coaching, something he’s sure to get with the Cardinals. I don’t say this lightly, but it’s ace upside. How many pitchers in this class can you really say that about?

On top of that, Hudson’s batted ball profile is a thing of beauty to fans of democracy. MLB Farm has him giving up 21 ground balls, 3 fly balls, and 2 line drives in his first 13.1 innings of professional baseball. That’s incredible. I put him on the Jeff Samardzija/Taijuan Walker/Jake Arrieta spectrum before the draft (FWIW heard absolute worst case scenario Blake Treinen after the draft), and I don’t see why he can’t at least achieve the minimum outcome (competent big league starting pitcher like Walker, who I still very much believe in as something more than that) as of now. If that’s the “downside,” then what’s the upside? I’ll stand by the Cy Young kind of upside that Arrieta has shown as being a very real potential outcome for Hudson. If we look at that comparison more literally, that would put Hudson in High-A (like Arrieta in 2008) to start his first full pro season next year. Considering that’s the same level that Hudson finished his 2016 season, I think that’s a very safe bet. The bar at A+ is 113.0 innings worth of 9.56 K/9, 4.06 BB/9, and 2.87 ERA ball. I’d say that’s very doable as well. Arrieta’s career has taken its fair share of twists and turns — development is nonlinear, development is nonlinear, development is nonlinear — so the literal career path comparison thing we’re doing here isn’t ideal, but it’s baseball and prospects and it’s supposed to be fun. Imagine Hudson as the next Arrieta (minus the Baltimore drama) is a lot of fun. I think he reaches those peaks and becomes the biggest steal of the draft.

2.70 – RHP Connor Jones

If you liked Dakota Hudson’s batted ball profile, then you’ll probably also get a kick out of what Connor Jones (70) did in his debut. How does a mix of 35 ground balls, 7 line drives, and 3 fly balls sound? Think the Cardinals might have a type? As if Cardinals fans needed another reason to like the picks of Dakota Hudson and Jones, one could very easily imagine a Chicago Cubs draft room filled with front office types milling about anxiously hoping, wishing, and praying for either guy to fall to them with their first pick. Neither guy made it to the third round, so the ground ball loving Cubs had to settle for Thomas Hatch instead. Interestingly enough (to me at least), my quick math had the junior season version of Jones (68.90%) and Hudson (68.57%) as two of the three (along with TJ Zeuch) most ground ball-y (I wanted to say “groundballingest,” but it just doesn’t look right) pitching prospects in the 2016 college class. If I had expanded that list to include more top pitching prospects, I surely would have thrown Hatch’s name into the mix. As it happens, I did the math on Hatch’s college GB% after the draft when I did the Cubs draft review. Wouldn’t you know it was almost identical (68.3%) to Jones and Hudson? Not only are the Cubs and Cardinals heated rivals on the field, but they also seem to be in direct competition for the same type of pitchers on the amateur market. Pretty cool.

The above gets at Connor Jones as an idea. What about Connor Jones the actual real life living, breathing pitcher? Since the Virginia righthander has been a pretty big deal for a long time now, we’ve got a pretty long history with the Cavaliers star to draw from. Let’s start way back in high school with his quick scouting capsule. From June 2013…

RHP Connor Jones (Great Bridge HS, Virginia): 88-92 FB with true plus sink, 93-95 peak; average 77-82 SL flashes plus; above-average upside with 78-82 CU; everything sinks; ground ball machine; plus command; 2013: 90-94; FAVORITE; 6-3, 190 pounds

If we fast-forward all the way to the present day, we can compare the Jones of three years ago to the Jones the Cardinals selected this past June. Here is the decluttered version of his most recent scouting snapshot…

Virginia JR RHP Connor Jones: 87-94 FB with crazy movement and plus sink, 96 peak; above-average 82-86 cut-SL, flashes plus; average 76-82 CB, doesn’t throw it often; 83-88 split-CU, flashes plus; complete four-pitch mix; good athlete; holds velocity well; 6-3, 200 pounds

The evolution of Jones was impressive, even when accounting for his already physically and emotionally mature start. Fastball ticked up a bit, but retained the same insane movement. Slider firmed up some as well and added some cutter action. Change morphed into a truer splitter, but continued to serve the same purpose. Added a curve that he rarely used as much more than a show-me pitch. Command, pitchability, and athleticism remained strong points. What’s not to like about this guy? Let’s keep digging. Next step, March 2015…

Connor Jones might now be the front-runner for me. Jones can get it up to the mid-90s with some of the craziest movement you’ll see, plus he can mix in three offspeed pitches (slider flashes plus, solid curve, and a hard splitter that acts as a potential plus changeup) with the know-how and ability to command everything effectively. Comps I’ve heard run the gamut from Jeff Samardzija to Dan Haren to Homer Bailey, but I’m partial to one that hit me when viewing his second start this season: Masahiro Tanaka.

Very optimistic! And such generous comps, too. Things are rolling now. How were things in October 2015…

Jones, the number one guy on a list designed to serve the same purpose as the one created over seven months ago, hasn’t actually done anything to slip this far down the board; competition at the top this year is just that fierce. I like guys with fastballs that move every which way but straight, so Jones’s future looks bright from here. His mid-80s splitter has looked so good at times that he’s gotten one of my all-time favorite cross-culture comps: Masahiro Tanaka.

Some acknowledgment that the college pitching class was crowded at the top with a lot of good but not great options, but still generally positive about Jones’s outlook. Who wants to bet I keep pounding that Masahiro Tanaka comp into the ground in February 2016…

I’m 100% buying what Connor Jones — the Virginia one, not Tyler’s lefthanded Georgia teammate — is selling. I’ve mentioned it before, but I get an unusually high number of comps on him from enthusiastic scouts. My hunch is that it has something to do with his exciting mix of ceiling (number two starter?) and certainty (very polished, very professional) that gets those guys going. I still love the cross-cultural Masahiro Tanaka comp for him.

I’m so predictable. More of the same in April 2016…

Connor Jones represents the best cross-section of upside and safety in this year’s college pitching class. Assuming non-catastrophic injury, I’d be stunned if he doesn’t wind up at least somewhere around a big league starter. That’s about where I’d put his reasonable upside as well: solid big league starting pitcher. There’s a chance for more, of course, due in large part to his dynamic one-two offspeed combo of an upper-80s splitter and a low- to mid-80s slider. I’ve comped him to Masahiro Tanaka at the highest of high ceiling projections, so, yeah, I like him. Future mid-rotation arms are tremendous real life assets, but fairly boring in fantasy land.

At least past-me gets more to the point about Jones’s value being tied heavily to his unique blend of upside and safety. It was hard at this point in the process to see Jones as anything but a useful big league starter down the line with the upside being a mid-rotation or better type. Some, however, were starting to get a little stuck on the first part there: “anything but a useful big league starter.” Everybody loves (or should love) a useful big league starter, but there’s plenty of room for those of us who want more than useful. Depending on your contextual expectations, useful can either be a compliment or an insult. It’s meant as a compliment here, but could very easily be spun as a negative by those who question Jones’s upside. In fact, later in the month we kind of went there…

I’ve gone back and forth on Jones a few times throughout the draft process. For as much as I like him, there’s something about his game doesn’t quite add up just yet. He checks every box you’d want in a near-ML ready starting pitching prospect, but it’s hard to get too excited about a pitcher who has never truly dominated at the college level. My big question about Jones is whether or not he has that second gear that will allow him to consistently put away big league hitters in times of trouble. His stuff is perfectly suited to killing worms; in fact, his sinker, slider, and splitter combination has resulted in an impressive 65.25 GB% in 2016. But he’ll have to miss more bats to be more than a back of the rotation starter at the highest level. His K/9 year-by-year at Virginia: 6.55, 8.77, and 6.79. Those aren’t the kinds of numbers you’d expect out of a guy being talked up in some circles as a potential top ten pick and first college pitcher selected in the draft. This evaluation of Jones is a little bit like the scattered thoughts on Corey Ray shared above in that it highlights how tough it can be when you’re one of the top prospects in the country. Potential top half of the first round prospects get nitpicked in a way that mid-round players never will. Jones, like Ray, is an excellent prospect, but because a) everybody already knows the top two dozen or so “name” draft prospects are excellent and continuously talking about how great they are is tired, and b) the greater investment in top prospects necessitates a more thorough examination of their total game, getting picked apart more than most comes with the territory.

There it is. The K/9 bomb was finally dropped. I’m way too lazy to do the work myself and far too unimportant to crowdsource the information otherwise, but I have a pretty strong hunch from doing this for years that not too many college starter pitchers who enter pro ball coming off a full (103.2 IP) junior season with a K/9 as low as 6.25 have had much sustained success in big league rotations. Strikeouts aren’t everything and Jones’s ability to generate ground ball outs by the bushel need not be ignored, but it’s hardly controversial to suggest that good big league starting pitchers universally share the ability to consistently get swings and misses in key situations. If Jones wants to be a “good” big league starting pitcher (i.e., more than an up-and-down four or five), then he’s almost certainly going to have to miss more bats. We’re admittedly setting a high bar to illustrate a point, but of the top twenty starting pitchers (by FIP) with at least 50 IP in 2016, only six did it without striking out a batter per inning. The lowest K/9 of any pitcher in the top thirty was Matt Harvey at 7.38. Second lowest? Masahiro Tanaka at 7.44. Hmm…

I don’t doubt that a guy with Jones’s stuff, smarts, and work ethic can keep improving as a professional and reach the modest version of his ceiling (back-end starter) sooner rather than later. I also wouldn’t dare shut the door on him fulfilling the higher end of those earliest projections (number two, maybe a three) with continued progress. Real upside with a very high floor. That’s a heck of a pick late in the second round.

3.106 – RHP Zac Gallen

Zac Gallen (160), sick of all the attention paid to Hudson and Jones by certain batted ball enthusiasts who shall remain nameless, went out in his pro debut and struck out 15 batters in 9.2 innings pitched. Who needs ground balls when you’re sitting people down at that clip, right? Gallen isn’t quite that kind of pitcher — to be fair, THAT kind of pitcher doesn’t really exist outside of Aroldis Chapman — but he did see his K/9 increase every season while in Chapel Hill. From 6.54 to 7.93 to 9.44, Gallen’s steady improvement as a strikeout pitcher was reflected by his improved out-pitch (cut-slider) and consistently awesome command. Gallen is pretty much the low-upside/high-floor college starting pitcher straight out of Central Casting. His fastball won’t wow anybody velocity-wise at 88-92 MPH (though I swear I’ve personally seen it up to 94 as a starter and even higher than that as a reliever…can’t confirm either peak and my exact notes have turned to dust), but he commands it exceptionally well. Between the fastball, cut-slider (a deadly offering that can hit any number on the radar beginning with 8), and a pair of average softer pitches (mid-70s curve, low-80s change), Gallen can roll through even the toughest lineups multiple times when he’s hitting his spots. A few older notes on Gallen, first from March 2016…

It’ll be really interesting to see how high Gallen will rise in the real draft come June. He’s the kind of relatively safe, high-floor starting pitching prospect who either sticks in the rotation for a decade or tops out as a sixth starter better served moving to the bullpen to see if his stuff plays up there. This aggressive (pretend) pick by Boston should point to what side of that debate I side with. Gallen doesn’t do any one thing particularly well — stellar fastball command and a willingness to keep pounding in cutters stand out — but he throws five (FB, cutter, truer SL, CB, CU) pitches for strikes and competes deep into just about every start. There’s serious value in that.

And then from April 2016…

Gallen’s profile seems like the type who gets overlooked during the draft, overlooked in the minors, and overlooked until he’s run through a few big league lineups before people begin to get wise. That’s all entirely anecdotal, but sometimes you’ve got to run with a hunch.

One thing that strikes me as potentially notable — though I suppose technically this is actually notable and not potentially notable since here I am noting it — is St. Louis’s tendency to gravitate to pitchers who have shown consistent depth of offspeed stuff in addition to their proclivity to target ground ball arms like Dakota Hudson and Connor Jones. “Legit four-pitch mix” is a phrase that comes up in both Jones’s and Gallen’s scouting profiles. Jones and Gallen — especially Gallen — are pitchers who get results based more on the sum of their stuff than any individual component. Stylistically, pitchers like Gallen bring me back to the age-old (probably) question that I’ve personally struggled with for years: do you like Pitcher A with his two knockout pitches and a fringey (or nonexistent) third pitch OR do you prefer Pitcher B with his four average-ish pitches? Neither Jones nor Gallen quite fit that Player B archetype as perfectly as I’d like to really hammer home this point — Gallen is the closer of the two, but I think his cutter is too good to call it simply “average-ish” — but you get the general idea of what the Cardinals like to target on draft day.

4.136 – C Jeremy Martinez

On Jeremy Martinez (79) from April 2016…

Jeremy Martinez is another catcher who has been described to me as “good enough” defensively, but that’s an opinion my admittedly non-scout eyes don’t see. I wrote about him briefly last month…

I’ve long thought that Jeremy Martinez has been underrated as a college player, so I’m happy to get a few sentences off about how much I like him here. Martinez was born to catch with a reliable glove and accurate arm. His offensive game is equally well-rounded with the chance for an average hit tool and average raw power to go along with his standout approach. His ceiling may not be high enough for all teams to fall in love, but he’s as good a bet as any of the college catchers in this class to have a long big league career in some capacity or another.

Then he went out and hit .325/.419/.433 with 32 BB/16 K in 235 PA for State College. Defensively, the man threw out 17 of 37 (46%) potential base stealers. That’s after hitting .376/.460/.563 with 19 BB/12 K in 213 AB at USC in his junior season. It might be time to accept the fact that Martinez can really play. I think it could be a 50 bat, 55 power, and 55/60 overall defender. That’s really enticing by itself, but when you add in his exceptional track record as a disciplined hitter (71 BB/43 K at USC) equally skilled with both getting ahead early in counts and hitting with two strikes, then you’ve really got something worth getting excited about. Between Carson Kelly, Martinez, and Andrew Knizner, the Cardinals don’t have to worry about life after Yadier Molina one iota going forward. Must be nice.

5.166 – OF Walker Robbins

On Walker Robbins (165) from May 2016…

If we’re going to pair Rizzo and Cantu together, then why not do the same for Christian Jones and Walker Robbins? The two lefthanded bats have very similar offensive ceilings. In a fun twist, Robbins, a legitimate pitching prospect with a fastball that ranges from 87-92 MPH, takes the place of Joey Wentz in this updated top five. Wentz, as many know, is a lefthanded pitching prospect all the way, but that wasn’t always the case. There were some fools (e.g., me) who thought his pro future would come as a slugging first baseman. Maybe there are some out there that think of Robbins more as a pitcher – I haven’t talked to any, but I’ve learned not to make assumptions with low-90s lefties – but at this point I’m pretty comfortable with him as a single-digit round hitting prospect. That’s some nice prospect symmetry right there.

Anyway, much like Jones, Robbins can hit. His power is real, he’s an excellent athlete, and he’s right around average with most of his run times. Also like Jones, the only real question I have with Robbins being where he is on this list is whether or not a pro team will challenge him with some outfield work after signing. I’d be fine with that, obviously – he can run, he can throw, and it’s not my money – but it would be kind of a shame to not have him play first base at the next level. I haven’t personally seen all of the players listed below, but of the ones I have, he’s easily the most impressive defender at first. It’s not the same as being a plus defender at catcher, center, or short, but it’s not nothing.

It’ll take time, but I believe in Walker Robbins as a power bat, defender at first, and athlete. Will he make enough contact to make all those good things matter? You got me, but that’s why he fell to the fifth round. That said, there’s not a 133 pick difference between his upside and Dylan Carlson’s. Getting both within the draft’s first five rounds (in addition to a potential star SS, two rock solid big league pitching prospects, and an advanced college catcher who is a clear potential successor to Yadier Molina behind the plate) is a major win for the Cards. Fans of twenty-nine other teams should be jealous.

6.196 – SS Tommy Edman

On Tommy Edman from April 2016…

Edman’s bat is more my speed thanks to his strong hit tool, good understanding of the strike zone, and ability to make consistent contact even when down in the count. I’ve given in to those who have long tried to convince me he’s more second baseman than shortstop, but there’s still a part of me who thinks he’s good enough to play short. For a guy with realistic ceiling of big league utility man, I can more than live with that kind of defensive future. If I really stuck to my guns here then you’d see Edman over Morrison, but for now I’ll defer to the overwhelming consensus of smarter people out there who let me know (nicely, mostly) that I was nuts for considering it. I guess the big takeaway here for me is that either player would be great value at any point after the first five rounds.

All’s I know is a sixth round pick hit .286/.400/.427 with 48 BB/29 K in 310 PA for State College, and that ain’t not bad.

The Stanford middle infielder turned Cardinals prospect’s strong debut was undeniably impressive, but not altogether unfamiliar. Drew Jackson had a similarly thrilling debut last year after being picked in the fifth round last year by Seattle (.358/.432/.447 with 30 BB/35 K and 47/51 SB) before coming back to Earth in 2016, so, you know, these things can happen when we’re dealing with relatively small samples. The pre-draft evaluation on Edman (“realistic ceiling of big league utility man”) shouldn’t be changed much just because of his hot professional start. Still, I’d rather see a fast start than a slow one, so if you’d like to feel a little extra enthusiastic about Edman as a ballplayer going forward based on those 310 stellar plate appearances, then far be it from me to rain on your parade. I will say that the pairing of Edman and the Cardinals feels like a perfect marriage. Envisioning him as a pesky hitting utility infielder (already annoying enough to the opposition in that role) who takes the opponent’s fan base frustration up a million notches when he inevitably gets called upon to start for stretches due to injuries elsewhere at various points over the next decade without missing a beat offensively for whatever star he’s replacing (Delvin Perez, maybe?) is just too easy. Easier than parsing the meaning of that monster of a sentence, I’ll bet.

7.226 – C Andrew Knizner

On Andrew Knizner (467) in December 2015…

JR C Andrew Knizner is a fascinating prospect who doesn’t quite fit the mold of what one might think of a potential top five round college catcher. Defensively, he’s still very much out of sorts as a relatively new catcher but his athleticism and willingness to make it work could be enough for teams willing to take the long view on his pro future. Offensively, he’s a high contact hitter with excellent plate coverage and power that has a chance to be average or better as he continues to add strength. I tend to give players new to a demanding defensive position the benefit of the doubt for as long as possible, so I’m fine with riding out another half-season or so of shaky defense behind the plate before beginning to ask the question whether or not Knizner has what it takes to be a catcher full-time in the pros. Almost no matter what transpires on the field this year, I can’t see a team drafting Knizner high enough that he’s signable with the intention of at least continuing to try him as a catcher for the foreseeable future. He’s good enough in other areas that it’s not quite a catcher or bust proposition for him, but that depends on how high one’s expectations are for him at this point.

Knizner split his time pretty evenly between first base and catcher at Johnson City in his debut. He also went out and hit .319/.423/.492 with 21 BB/21 K in 222 PA. I’ve had many people who have seen Knizner play in short looks come back completely unsold on his defense behind the plate. I appreciate firsthand accounts like that, but I find it telling that so many of these observations are the quick-hitter type. For whatever reason, Knizner’s defense is particularly difficult to judge when viewed only through the prism of a single game or series. The newness of playing the position is too often dismissed by those who are already convinced he can’t do the job, and the incremental progress he’s made defensively — the definition of slow and steady, emphasis on slow — is worth keeping in mind. I think Knizner has shown enough already to warrant serious consideration as a long-term catcher defensively, a personal view reinforced by his athleticism and arm strength. As an average or better defender behind the plate, Knizner has a chance to be an above-average all-around player. This is the type of college catcher (i.e., one with clear starter upside) worth taking a chance on here.

8.256 – RHP Sam Tewes

On Sam Tewes in mid-March 2016 before news of his announced TJ surgery was official…

Tewes’s arm (up to 95, good CB) and size (6-5, 200) is too good to pass up even with the rocky start. Even if his recent elbow discomfort ends in something unfortunate, he’s still the most talented player on this roster and best pro bet going forward.

And then later in March 2016 when we knew it was coming…

I always make a point to say that these are conceived as pre-season rankings that attempt to reflect the larger body of work rather than recent performances. There are, however, exceptions to that rule. Sam Tewes is a walking, talking exception as he was dropped a whopping one whole spot after news broke that he’ll be undergoing Tommy John surgery on Wednesday (March 31, 2016). His immediate draft future is obviously in doubt as he’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of rehabbing as a professional versus doing so as a redshirt-junior next season at Wichita State. I wouldn’t consider him signable as of now – guys with multiple years of eligible left are challenges from the start and the injury clouds up his future even more – but I’d sure as heck be on him this spring trying to figure out if there’s a reasonable number he’d agree to. His ability is undeniable. Tewes feels like the kind of guy the Red Sox pick late and convince to sign an overslot deal on while fans of all other teams slap their heads thinking “Why couldn’t we have thought of that?”

It says something both about Tewes and the rest of the Missouri Valley 2016 collection of pitching that I’d still take him second out of the group even with the bum elbow. Tommy John surgery should really drop you more than one spot, right? Maybe I’m overrating Tewes, underrating the rest of the Missouri Valley pitching crop, or making too many assumptions about the simplicity of Tommy John surgery; I’d accept any arguments against his placement, but will hold firm on his ranking just off the top spot for now.

Tewes went under the knife on March 31, 2016. That didn’t stop the Cardinals from taking a shot on the big (6-5, 200) righthander’s big (88-94, 96 peak) fastball and big bending curve. Add in a hard slider with promise and a nascent changeup, and you can see why St. Louis would be willing to get Tewes into their organization even with the injury. I love this pick. Tremendous upside — could see Tewes continuing to start in the pros, but the fallback as a dominant late-inning reliever isn’t so bad either — if it works out with minimal risk (an eighth round pick and only $100,000) if it doesn’t. Really can’t say enough about how much I like this one.

9.286 – OF Matt Fiedler

So much of post-draft analysis (in all sports) boils down to “well, they drafted a lot of the guys I ranked highly, so GREAT DRAFT!” or “they are clueless because their picks don’t correlate to my own board at all.” Neither of these responses are wrong per se (if you took the time to create a board you value, then you shouldn’t throw it out just because it didn’t line up with the reality of the actual draft), but, at best, I think we can call that kind of analysis incomplete. Judging a draft should be done in a more curious way. Approaching selections with the attitude of “I wonder why they did this” rather than viewing picks only through a singular (maybe right, maybe wrong) pre-draft valuation results in a far more interesting and useful overall thought exercise for writer and reader alike.

St. Louis took Minnesota RHP/OF Matt Fiedler in the ninth round. Fiedler was on my radar as a promising mid-round relief type (88-92 FB, good mid-70s CB, low-80s sinking CU), but, as an offensive prospect, I didn’t think the Gophers star was much more than a solid college bat. The Cardinals saw things differently. Without overreacting too much to his fantastic 220 PA pro debut, I can admit that I may have overlooked Fiedler’s power/speed upside (.166 ISO as a junior/31 for 36 SB his last two seasons in college) while also failing to give the two-way player enough of a break when it came to his solid but unspectacular (41 BB/48 K career) plate discipline (wholly anecdotal, but this is something that a lot of two-way guys see a positive bounce in the pros). Fiedler remains in a position where he’ll have to hit his way to the big leagues, but he’s off to a better start than most of his 2016 draft peers.

10.316 – 3B Danny Hudzina

On Danny Hudzina from March 2016…

Hudzina is a similarly talented hitter – more hit than power if we’re comparing him head-to-head with Lynch – who gets the edge because of his fascinating defensive versatility. I asked a few smart people about his long-term defensive home and each response gave me a new position to consider. Most preferred him at his present position of third base, a spot where he is really good already. Others thought he was athletic enough to handle short in a pinch, thus making his future position “utility infielder” more so than any one permanent spot. I also heard second base more than once, which made sense considering he has prior experience there. He also has experience behind the plate, so speculation that he’ll one day return to the catcher position will always be there. That was the most intriguing response, not only because of the idea itself (hardly a novel thought) but because of the conviction the friend who suggested it presented the thought (i.e., it wasn’t like he said that’s what should happen with him, he was saying that a switch to catcher will happen to him in the pros). Despite the certainty of that one friend, I’m still on the third base bandwagon with the idea of him being athletic enough to handle any infield spot (including third catcher duties) in play. All in all, offensively and defensively (wherever he may wind up), I think Hudzina has a big league skill set.

And then Hudzina went out and hit .408/.470/.564 with 26 BB/12 K. His combined junior and senior season walk to strikeout ratio: 40 BB/28 K. Hudzina is such a Cardinal it’s not even funny. Productive, patient hitter? Check. Multi-position defensive versatility? You know it. High marks in makeup, work ethic, and coachability? Like you really had to ask. As I said in March, Hudzina has a clear big league skill set. I think it’s more of a matter of “when” and not “if” he gets that far. For a $3,000 tenth round pick, that’s pretty awesome. Love this selection.

11.346 – LHP John Kilichowski

John Kilichowski (179) has a long history here on the site. Let’s dive in beginning in April 2015…

Ferguson’s stumble this season has opened the door for draft-eligible sophomore (he’ll be 21 in May) LHP John Kilichowski to slide in as Vanderbilt’s third best 2015 pro pitching prospect. He was great as a freshman last year (8.61 K/9 and 1.57 ERA in 23 IP) and has continued to do good things in 2015 (44 K/11 BB in 37.2 IP). His fastball isn’t an overpowering pitch (86-92), so he wisely leans on a pair of average or better offspeed offerings (mid-70s CB, upper-70s CU) to help him miss bats. Good stuff, solid track record, relatively fresh arm, and plenty of size (6-5, 210) all coming in from the left side? Nice. Statistically he’s had a very similar season to teammate rJR LHP Philip Pfeifer, yet another potential early pick off the Commodores staff. Pfeifer can’t match Kilichowski’s size or track record as a starter, but his fastball is a tick faster (94 peak) and his curve a bit sharper. How much of that can be attributed to his fastball/curveball combo playing up in shorter outings – in fairness, though he’s pitched out of the bullpen exclusively this season he almost always goes multiple innings at a time – or just having flat better stuff is up for the smarter area guys to decide. I give Kilichowski the edge for now based on what I know, but I can see it being a coin flip for many.

We actually could have started even further back in time. Here was Kilichowski’s HS scouting notes…

LHP John Kilichowski (Tampa Jesuit HS, Florida): 86-88 FB, 90 peak; solid CU; 73-76 CB with plus upside; 6-5, 185 pounds

He added thirty pounds, a few ticks to his fastball (86-92, 94 peak), and continued to refine his offspeed stuff in his three years as a Commodore. Not too shabby. Let’s check in on what we said about him in October 2015…

Vanderbilt pumps out so much quality pitching that it’s almost boring to discuss their latest and greatest. Kilichowski (and Sheffield and Bowden and Stone) find themselves sandwiched between last year’s special group of arms and a freshman class that includes Donny Everett and Chandler Day. The big lefty has impeccable control, easy velocity (86-92, 94 peak), and the exact assortment of offspeed pitches (CB, SL, and CU, all average or better) needed to keep hitters off-balance in any count. It’s not ace-type stuff, but it’s the kind of overall package that can do damage in the middle of a rotation for a long time.

And then again in May 2016…

Kilichowski excelled last season with nearly a strikeout per inning thanks to a legit four-pitch mix, above-average command, and impressive size on the mound. He’s only pitched 11.0 innings so far in 2016, so evaluating him will necessitate taking the long view of his development over the past few seasons.

It would be easy to look at Kilichowski’s injured-marred junior season as the reason why St. Louis could land a potential mid-rotation big league starting pitcher in the eleventh round for a reasonable ($200,000) price. It would also be correct. This is a heck of a pick by the Cardinals. Is ending each pick’s section with a variation on that theme getting tiresome yet? Too bad!

12.376 – SS Brady Whalen

All else equal, I root for just about every player to sign a pro contract. I say that because a) money is good, b) playing pro ball can open up lots of doors later in life even if actually playing the game doesn’t work out, and c) both the NCAA and the American college system in general are scammy at best and criminal at worst. This robs me of three years worth of evaluation time, so the pro leaning comes from a rare unselfish place. Still, there are certain players in every draft class that you can’t help but wonder “what if” about. Between the increased scouting exposure, risk mitigation, and personal growth one could expect a prospect to make over three calendar years, Brady Whalen could have come out of Oregon as a first day pick in 2019. Instead, the Cardinals took a chance on the toolsy 6-4, 185 pound prep shortstop from Washington in the twelfth round and managed to get him signed for about the same bonus they paid their fifth rounder. Whalen wound up playing a lot of second, a little bit of third, and a teeny tiny bit of shortstop in his debut. My notes on him before the draft were pretty straightforward: “steady glove, accurate arm, plus frame.” It’s pretty to envision a best case scenario of Whalen continuing to fill out and becoming a true power threat (the swing is there) while maintaining enough athleticism to play regularly at either second (a terrifying sight for incoming base runners), third (if his arm can handle it), or an outfield corner.

13.406 – OF Shane Billings

Shane Billings was a pre-draft FAVORITE for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, let’s go to his 2016 numbers at Wingate: .444/.502/.639 with 25 BB/15 K and 30/32 SB. That’ll play. Beyond that, he’s a plus runner with enough instincts to stick in center, decent pop (maybe a double-digit homer guy at his peak), and an average arm. It’s a rock solid fourth outfielder package with a slim shot at more if he keeps hitting.

14.436 – OF Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson’s (347) pro debut strikes me as pretty much the perfect kind of Vincent Jackson line: .233/.318/.357 (19.0 K% and 8.5 BB%) with 16/23 SB. You get a little bit of everything that makes Jackson such a fun prospect (power, walks, speed) and some of what caused him to slip to the fourteenth round (hit tool, strikeouts, general unrefined skill set). I’ve been bullish on the Tennessee senior for quite some time as you can see from these January 2015 notes…

The current number two to the top ranked Stewart is Vincent Jackson. Jackson is an outstanding athlete with considerable tools — in particular, his power stacks up quite well with Stewart’s and his plus speed blows him away — who has yet to blow scouts away at Tennessee. Inconsistent performance or not, his size and skill set evoke comparisons to two-time All-Star Alex Rios, a lofty comp at first blush but a little more palatable when you remember Rios’ earliest scouting reports and slow to manifest power as a young professional. Jackson’s blend of size, speed, raw power, athleticism, and defensive upside (above-average arm and range at present) combine to make a pretty enticing prospect. In other words, he’s also pretty good.

Of course, if that’s not far back enough for you we can always go way back to his Luella HS days when I called him a “big personal favorite as hitter” with “average speed,” a “strong arm,” and the chance to “hit velocity.” Those were the days. Jackson is a funky player to project because, while still plenty athletic and a fine runner, he’s a bit too big at 6-4, 200 pounds to fit the classic center field mold. If he’s a corner guy (he is), then the pressure on the bat goes up substantially. In what may be a cop-out, Jackson seems like one of those players who will either have the light bulb go off in a big way in the pros (potential regular in left or right) or top out as a AAAA player.

15.466 – 2B JR Davis

On JR Davis from way way way back in February 2014

Zach Alvord, formerly of Auburn and Tampa, is still well-regarded by many, but don’t sleep on JR Davis, a redshirt freshman ready to make his mark.

I guess I’m guilty of sleeping on him some as the steady hitting of Davis over the years (including junior season marks of .347/.422/.438 with 24 BB/24 K) got lost in the shuffle in the two and a half years since that initial mention. There’s clearly enough with Davis offensively to work with, so my mental line of questioning of him now moves to the defensive side of the game. As a second base prospect, Davis will have to keep on hitting as he did in his debut (.333/.362/.457 in 196 PA) to remain a realistic future big league option. If he can slide around the infield some, then his path to a long career as a utility player gets that much clearer. For what it’s worth, I’ve been told that his arm and present actions might limit it to second base as an infielder, but center field remains an intriguing viable option down the line. The name Cesar Hernandez has come up as a potential comp to his overall skill set. Now let’s go full circle in what I promise is 100% a coincidence. Turns out I’ve thrown out Hernandez as a comp on my site once before. Wouldn’t you know it was in the exact same post AND the exact same paragraph that I pulled that opening quote from? Keith Curcio got the comp then — still kind of like that one, to be honest — and Davis gets it now. Full circle.

16.496 – C Tyler Lancaster

You have to have some really impressive secondary offensive skills to hit .148 in 64 PA in your debut and still wind up with a non-disastrous 84 wRC+. That’s what a 12.5 BB% and a .185 ISO did for Tyler Lancaster (245) in his first taste of pro ball in 2016. Lancaster’s success as a hitter in pro ball will be contingent on him continuing to pile up walks and extra base hits. Insight like that is why I get paid the big bucks, folks. There was about a 50/50 split on his long-term defense prospects behind the plate based on those I’ve checked with; needless to say, if he can stick behind the plate AND hit as hoped, he’s a potential monster. Have to love that kind of upside in the sixteenth round. Even if it doesn’t work out — or if it works out to a lesser degree: maybe Lancaster catches but the bat isn’t all it’s cracked up to be or maybe he shows up as a hitter but has to move to first — it’s a great gamble. For what it’s worth, while I don’t know which of those three positive outcomes Lancaster will take, I’m bullish on him following one of those paths to the big leagues. I think he’s a regular at either first or behind the plate eventually.

18.556 – RHP Austin Sexton

There are tons of pitching prospects on the fifth starter/middle relief bubble drafted every June — see the very next pick if you don’t believe me — so an interesting study that I’ll never personally get to would be to find a way to isolate what variables keep a guy starting and what pushes a pitcher to relief. We all know there are certain barriers of entry that some teams look for in future starters — the requisite three-pitch-mix, ability to command said mix, specific height/weight benchmarks and the supposed stamina associated with them — but there are still certain x-factors beyond those that separate starters from relievers. I only have theories to offer at this point, but one that I often come back to is weighing more heavily the importance of a difference-making pitch. This is hardly a revolutionary thought, but I needed a way to introduce Austin Sexton’s (386) outstanding changeup as a potential difference-making pitch. Sexton’s change is a consistent above-average offering. It’s the biggest reason why I think he could stick in the rotation for a long time to come. The fastball is fine (88-92, 93 peak) and his breaking ball (78-80) flashes, but it’s the changeup that could carry him to a long-term role pitching every fifth day in the big leagues.

19.586 – LHP Daniel Castano

Daniel Castano did enough over his three years at Baylor to warrant this comment along the way (or, more specifically, from April 2016)…

Daniel Castano is a lefthander with size, some present velocity (87-92), and a pair of offspeed pitches (78-83 CU and 72-76 CB) that could be average or better pitches at the pro level.

Add some encouraging GB% tendencies to that profile and it’s a decent looking fifth starter, um, starter kit. Like any pitcher with that profile, the bullpen looms as a potential better (and more likely) option. I think that’s probably where Castano winds up unless he starts missing more bats as a starter. Still solid value in the nineteenth round.

20.616 – 1B Stefan Trosclair

Stefan Trosclair is an interesting potential utility player depending on how viable an option St. Louis sees him at infield spots other than first base. He spent the vast majority of his debut for the Cardinals organization at first, but also saw a few innings at both second and third. I think he’s probably a good enough athlete to pull it off, but that’s admittedly a far easier position to take as an outsider with no skin in the game. Any prospect can theoretically play anywhere until you see the ugliness that is, from personal experience, Cody Asche at second base or Ryan Howard in left field up close and personal. If Trosclair can make it work at any spot other than first base in a part-time role, he could hit himself into a big league bench job. If not, well, we all know how high the offensive bar is at first base.

22.676 – OF Mick Fennell

Mike O’Neill 2.0 was the description I got when asking around about Mick Fennell. That’s a lot of fun right off the top. Further elaboration led to a “Mike O’Neill with actual power” upside comp. That’s even better! O’Neill, long a favorite of the analytics crowd (guilty!), has never been able to turn the corner from minor league fascination to useful big league player due largely to a lack of consistent in-game power. I’m not in a position to speculate on whether or not Fennell has the power to break that big league glass ceiling — not that a lack of insight has ever stopped me before! — but, hey, I’ve heard good things. That has to count for something, right? And that .374/.446/.600 college career line (with 64 BB/32 K in 597 AB) certainly doesn’t hurt. For entertainment purposes only, here are the respective pro debuts of O’Neill and Fennell…

.283/.387/.380 with 15.2 BB% and 11.6 K% and 112 PA
.256/.366/.331 with 12.2 BB% and 8.8 K% and 147 PA

O’Neill had a .098 ISO, Fennell had a .074 ISO. Hmm. We’re talking minuscule samples in the grand scheme of things, but a (flawed) data point is still a (flawed) data point. Fennell is such an easy prospect to root for. The man’s K% in his college career is 4.6%. That’s just incredible. I’ve done no studies linking low college K-rates and professional success, but I’d have to think that overall numbers like Fennell’s AND the low K-rate have to mean something, level of competition be damned. I’d draft a guy out of any level but Little League who has hit .374/.446/.600 with 64 BB/32 K in his career in the twenty-second round every single time. Even though this was Randy Flores first draft as the man in charge, this is such a classic Cardinals pick.

This has nothing to do with anything, but, despite living almost all my life in the great state of Pennsylvania, I never knew that the California University of Pennsylvania’s nickname was the Vulcans. That’s awesome. I’m getting a t-shirt.

Oh yeah, we can’t forget the back flips.

24.736 – LHP Anthony Ciavarella

Anthony Ciavarella is an undersized lefty with a solid fastball (87-92) and a quality curve. He’s been decent when it comes to missing bats in his career (7.99 K/9 in his senior year at Monmouth) and his control has always been a strength, so maybe you get a matchup lefty down the line here.

25.766 – RHP Spencer Trayner

I think Spencer Trayner (419) has a future in a big league bullpen. He’s got a low-90s fastball (95 peak), average or better breaking ball, and a split-change that can get him loads of swings and misses when he’s feeling it. Toss in three solid years pitching out of the Tar Heels bullpen and the athleticism you’d expect from a former middle infielder, and you’ve got yourself a good looking relief prospect.

26.796 – RHP Eric Carter

Eric Carter is too old. Eric Carter is undersized. Eric Carter is too reliant on his fastball. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Eric Carter keeps sitting people down. As a senior at Louisiana, he had a 12.07 K/9 and 1.84 BB/9 in 44.0 IP. In his pro debut, Carter did this: 10.32 K/9 and 1.59 BB/9 in 22.2 IP. There are reasons to temper that enthusiasm some — add on his fly ball tendencies to that list of red flags — but I’ve always been bullish on guys who can just plain miss bats. It doesn’t hurt that Carter has a low-90s fastball (up to 94) and an inconsistent, underutilized curve that is nasty when on. Those positives outweighs the negatives, especially in the twenty-sixth round.

27.826 – RHP Mike O’Reilly

Mike O’Reilly pitched really well (9.83 K/9 and 1.99 BB/9) in his draft year at Flagler. Mike O’Reilly pitched really well (8.55 K/9 and 1.13 BB/9) in his first year as a professional. Can’t ask for much more than that.

29.866 – RHP Noel Gonzalez

One could probably ascertain that the Cardinals have been on Noel Gonzalez for a while now. That’s a safe assumption with just about any draft pick, but Gonzalez’s path from Bellevue (same school as Leland Tilley, thirty-second round pick) to Lewis-Clark (NAIA school that is always loaded) surely kept many Cardinal eyes on him over the past few seasons. That’s all I’ve got.

31.946 – 2B JD Murders

I don’t have much on JD Murders that isn’t already out there. He’s a fairly sure-handed defensive middle infielder with above-average wheels, sneaky pop, and some feel for contact. Any high school prospect signed after the tenth round is a good get in my book.

32.976 – RHP Leland Tilley

Leland Tilley went 10-1 with 9 saves in just 25 appearances for the Bellevue Bruins in 2016. That’s crazy, right? A closer with ten wins? Definitely not something you see everyday. That fits a pitcher like Tilley, a funky righthander with a delivery unlike anything most opposing hitters have ever seen. He used that delivery, a low-90s fastball, and a pair of usable breaking balls to put up the kind of numbers (9.53 K/9 and 2.00 BB/9) to get noticed by the pros. I like taking shots on relievers with unorthodox windups at this point in the draft.

33.1006 – 2B Caleb Lopes

When a guy hits .427/.521/.641 with 30 BB/10 K and 9/10 SB in 206 AB, you pay attention. In fact, Caleb Lopes inspired me to shoot off a quick email to a pal about how great his debut. It may or may not have sounded a little something like this…

You want an absurdly deep sleeper? No? TOO BAD. Get to know Caleb Lopes. Cardinals took him with the last pick in the 33rd round. That was pick 1006 overall. College shortstop who split his time in the pros at second (where the Cards announced him on draft day) and third. He hit .427/.521/.641 with 30 BB/10 K and 9/10 SB in 206 AB at West Georgia. Young for his class, too. Only turned 21-years-old this past July. Then he hit .336/.488/.420 with 30 BB/24 K and 2/2 SB in 175 PA in his debut at Johnson City.

This is what I email friends about. Unrelated, I don’t have many friends. Also unrelated, want to be friends?

34.1036 – RHP Jonathan Mulford

Adelphi University has had a player drafted in five of the eight drafts that I’ve covered since starting the site in 2009. That’s pretty impressive and something I never would have guessed in a million years. Jonathan Mulford is the latest Panther to get his shot in the pros. He had a solid senior year (8.47 K/9 and 1.72 BB/9), a fastball up to 93 MPH, and a nice curve. All in all, he’s worth a follow.

36.1096 – RHP Robbie Gordon

Pretty good year for Robbie Gordon. First no-hitter in Maryville history. First perfect game in Maryville history. First ever draft pick to come out of Maryville. First ever player from Maryville to play affiliated professional ball. And, if all that wasn’t enough, Gordon was actually pretty damn good in his debut. I mean, he was a 23-year-old with a solid low-90s heater and advanced changeup doing his thing against teenagers in the GCL, but it still counts for something. I can’t say I expect a whole lot out of a Division II pick with fine but hardly overwhelming career numbers (8.37 K/9 and 3.11 BB/9), but they can never take away 2016 from him.

37.1126 – 3B Andy Young

Andy Young made a mockery of the GCL in his admittedly short stay there: .323/.500/.452 with 7 BB/3 K in 43 PA. He then went to State College and hit comfortably above-average (.261/.322/.398 and 115 wRC+ in 182 PA) the rest of the way. Not a bad debut at all for the potential utility guy, especially when you factor in positive notes on his glove at 2B, SS, 3B, LF, and RF. I’m comfortable with putting a big league ceiling on Young based on that defensive versatility and a rapidly improving bat. The latter began in his senior season at Indiana State. His overall numbers stayed similar on the surface, but Young managed to almost completely flip his BB/K ratio into something far more palatable (30 BB/27 K) as a senior. The small sample pro debut stats quoted above give some credence that Young’s offensive bump is real and can be sustained. If that’s the case, then maybe the Cardinals really did turn a thirty-seventh round pick into a future useful big league player. Not bad.

38.1156 – RHP Robert Calvano

Robert Calvano didn’t pitch enough (6.2 innings in 2016, 5.2 innings in 2015) to get on my radar, but obviously the Cardinals saw enough in him over the years to take a late-round shot.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Jeremy Ydens (UCLA), Aaron Bond (San Jacinto JC), Jackson Lamb (Michigan), Josh Burgmann (Washington), Pat Krall (Clemson), JC Crowe (?), Cade Cabbiness (Seminole State), Matthew Ellis (UC Riverside)

2016 MLB Draft Reviews – New York Yankees

Top 500 Prospects Drafted by New York in 2016

11 – Blake Rutherford
37 – Nick Solak
65 – Dominic Thompson-Williams
117 – Nolan Martinez
214 – Mandy Alvarez
295 – Tim Lynch
371 – Joe Burton
375 – Connor Jones
384 – Taylor Widener
449 – Keith Skinner

Complete List of 2016 New York Yankees Draftees

1.18 – OF Blake Rutherford

Delvin Perez and Nolan Jones were the only players on my board that I would have considered over Blake Rutherford (11) where the Yankees selected him. That makes this a slam dunk pick for New York. Whatever trepidation there was before the draft about staying away from anointing Rutherford a real deal 1-1 candidate ceased to matter the moment he started falling past the first handful of picks. Rutherford at 1-1 (or the surrounding area) was justifiable, but admittedly tough to swallow. Rutherford at 1-18 is flat robbery. A quick look at the timeline that got us here beginning in December 2015…

Despite some internet comparisons that paint him as the Meadows, I think the better proxy for Rutherford is Frazier. Issues with handedness, height, and hair hue aside, Frazier as a starting point for Rutherford (offensively only as Frazier’s arm strength blows the average-ish arm of Rutherford away) can be used because the two both have really good looking well-balanced swings, tons of bat speed, and significant raw power. The parallel gets a little bit of extra juice when you consider Frazier and Rutherford were/are also both a little bit older than their draft counterparts.

Pretty cool that Rutherford is now teammates with Clint Frazier with the Yankees. Well, I guess they aren’t technically teammates yet but rather organization-mates. You get the idea. Here are their respective professional debuts with Frazier on top and Rutherford on the bottom…

.297/.362/.506 – 31.1 K% and 8.7 BB% – 196 PA
.351/.415/.570 – 23.1 K% and 10.0 BB% – 130 PA

Not a bad start for the Yankees latest potential star prospect. We’ll jump now to April 2016 to see what was said about Rutherford then…

At some point it’s prudent to move away from the safety of college hitters and roll the dice on one of the best high school athletes in the country. Blake Rutherford is just that. Him being older than ideal for a high school senior gives real MLB teams drafting in the top five something extra to consider, but it could work to his advantage developmentally in terms of fantasy. He’s a little bit older, a little bit more filled-out, and a little bit more equipped to deal with the daily rigors of professional ball than your typical high school prospect. That’s some extreme spin about one of Rutherford’s bigger red flags — admittedly one that is easily resolved within a scouting department: either his age matters or not since it’s not like it’s changing (except up by one day like us all) any time soon — but talking oneself into glossing over a weakness is exactly what fantasy drafting is all about. I like Rutherford more in this range (ed. note: For the sake of context, this was originally written in a mock that had Rutherford going 11th) in the real draft than in the mix at 1-1.

There’s a bit of a fantasy spin to that, but the larger point about Rutherford being better equipped to deal with the minor league grind straight away better than many of his high school class peers held up in his debut. When Rutherford starts next season in Charleston as a 19-year-old (20 in May, but still), nobody will be talking about his age relative to the competition anymore. That doesn’t change the pre-draft evaluation where his age most certainly should have been factored in as he was doing his thing against younger pitchers, but that’s all old news by now. Outside of the potential desire to track certain developmental progress indicators, those pre-draft evaluations can more or less be thrown out now that he’s 130 plate appearances into his pro career.

It took me until May 2016 before I managed to succinctly describe how I viewed Rutherford as a prospect…

His upside is that of a consistently above-average offensive regular outfielder while defensively being capable of either hanging in center for a bit (a few years of average glove work out there would be nice) or excelling in an outfield corner (making this switch early could take a tiny bit of pressure off him as he adjusts to pro pitching). His floor, like almost all high school hitters, is AA bat with holes in his swing that are exploited by savvier arms.

I’d update that now to raise Rutherford’s ceiling (above-average regular, sure, but some years of star quality output seem well within reach) and more or less nix the idea of him playing center much longer (pro guys were a lot harder on his defense than the amateur evaluators) while keeping the floor basically the same (maybe bump him up to AAA, but the difference there is minute). No player in this class save AJ Puk has been picked apart in quite the same way as Rutherford. I’m not absolving myself from guilt as I know I’ve done the same over the past year or so. So much time and energy have been spent trying to talk ourselves out of him being the type of prospect that could go first overall that his combination of polished skills and toolsy upside, a blend of talent unique to him in this entire class of hitters, has gone underappreciated. This pick really is as good as it gets in the draft’s first round.

2.62 – 2B Nick Solak

Nick Solak (37) in three quotes…

October 23, 2015

The day you find me unwilling to champion a natural born hitter with a preternatural sense of the strike zone is the day I hang up the keyboard. Solak is a tough guy to project because so much of his value is tied up in his bat, but if he build on an already impressive first two seasons at Louisville in 2016 then he might just hit his way into the draft’s top two rounds.

April 4, 2016

Nick Solak can flat hit. I’d take him on my team anytime. He’s likely locked in at second in the infield, so I don’t know how high that profile can rise but I have a hunch he’ll be higher on my rankings than he winds up getting drafted in June. I’m more than all right with that.

April 21, 2016

Nick Solak is an outstanding hitter. He can hit any pitch in any count and has shown himself plenty capable of crushing mistakes. His approach is impeccable, his speed above-average, and his defense dependable. I think he’s the best college second baseman in this class.

If you’re getting the impression that I think Nick Solak is a good hitter, then you’re on the right track. I straight up LOVE this pick for New York. I got a recent DJ LeMahieu (shorter version) comparison for Solak that I think is pretty smart. Yankees would surely be thrilled with getting that kind of hitter in the second round.

3.98 – RHP Nolan Martinez

I loved the Blake Rutherford pick. I loved the Nick Solak pick. I love the Nolan Martinez (117) pick. Three for three for the Yankees so far. Martinez is all about projection at this point. The 6-2, 165 pound righthander has a fastball (87-94, 96 peak) with crazy movement and a low- to mid-70s breaking ball with above-average upside. Those two pitches alone could be enough for him to get pro hitters out right now. It’s a lot of fun to imagine what they could do with a few years of growth behind them. Further development of a low- to mid-80s changeup could make Martinez a long-term fixture in a big league rotation. It’s not hard to imagine some good weight being added to his frame, a few extra ticks added to his fastball (could see him sitting mid-90s by the time he’s in his early-20s), a little more power added to his slider, and overarching improvements in command as the highly athletic two-way high school star begins to devote himself full-time to pitching. Martinez is a really tough player to put a ceiling on right now. I’m honestly not sure how good he can be. I’m not even sure he even realizes just yet how good he can be. Tremendous pick by New York.

4.128 – RHP Nick Nelson

I didn’t necessarily love the Nick Nelson pick, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this quote from his 2015 player page at Gulf Coast State JC. His answer to”Best Sports advice given to you” was “To be the best…you have to be the best!” Could be wrong, but I think something got lost in translation there. Typo or not, I think I actually like this version better. Sometimes direct and literal is the way to go. All advice should be so pointed. Maybe if somebody had given me this advice as a younger man, I’d be the best. Maybe…

As for Nelson the ballplayer, I wasn’t as up on him before the draft as I could have been. I can see what the Yankees liked about him: he’s an athletic, sturdily built guy coming from a two-way background with plenty of arm strength. If you’re buying him, you’re thinking that some of his issues — control and underdeveloped offspeed stuff — can be ironed out with full-time dedication to working out on the mound. I’m not quite there, but it’s easy to be incredulous without having seen him. On paper, it sure seems like he has a long ways to go before he’ll provide the value I’d want from a fourth round pick.

I can’t prove it, but players like Nelson strike me as the type that area scouts are willing to pound the table on. The pieces are there, but he hasn’t come all that close to putting it together yet. I think many scouts actually prefer guys like this. I sounds mean even though it’s not the intent, but I think players like this make some scouts feel more important in their role. It’s “easy” to point to a finished product and say “yeah, get him” because anybody who has seen a ballgame or two can likely do the same. Players like Nelson are the hidden gems of the industry that separate the “real” scouts from the wannabes. Hitting on an established name is never a bad thing, but getting a player like Nelson right is a true notch on the belt worth bragging about. I don’t know, maybe I’m projecting too much. Just a theory.

5.158 – OF Dominic Thompson-Williams

The college outfielders ranked third through ninth on my final board all came out of the SEC. That is some seriously useless trivia. It is somewhat topical here, however, in that Dominic Thompson-Williams (65), the man ranked eighth on said list, had this written about him at the time of said ranking: “lost some in the SEC shuffle, but raw tools stack up with anybody here.” Nothing has changed over the summer, so consider that statement a true testament to Thompson-Williams’s obvious physical gifts. His athleticism, speed, and center field range are enough to get him to the big leagues, and his burgeoning pop and approach at the plate give him a chance at a future much greater than that. As my pre-draft ranking can attest, I’m a believer in Thompson-Williams finding a way to continually get better as he figures out how good he can really be. Tremendous value pick here by the Yankees.

6.188 – RHP Brooks Kriske

Brooks Kriske has the goods to pitch out of a big league bullpen one day. His fastball (88-94, 96 peak) and slider (low-80s) both have the chance to be above-average offerings and his mid-80s changeup could be serviceable assuming he doesn’t scrap it completely in the pros. A good frame (6-3, 190) and strong senior season (10.71 K/9 in 35.1 IP) bolster his case. The sixth round feels a bit early to me for these kind of guys, but a quick look at league-wide drafting trends shows that rounds five to ten are the college reliever sweet spot. Fair enough.

7.218 – C Keith Skinner

Nobody cares, but Keith Skinner (449) going in the top ten rounds helped me win a bet. He’s now one of my favorite players in pro ball. Those two things may or may not be related. Skinner’s glove behind the plate leaves some to be desired, but his power and approach at it make a seventh round pick worth it. I’m not that complicated a guy sometimes; if you hit .382/.466/.486 with 36 BB/14 K in a college season, you get noticed.

8.248 – 1B Dalton Blaser

Dalton Blaser, a highly productive college performer known best for a measured approach at the plate, went one pick before a similarly productive college performer known best for a measured approach at the plate. I’m less enthused about the Yankees eighth round pick than the guy who comes next, but can respect the rationale behind the pick.

9.278 – 1B Tim Lynch

Here he is! Tim Lynch (295) was a damn fine pick in the ninth round. He’s got a disciplined approach with legitimate big league thunder in his bat. The first base only profile makes the road to the highest level predictably challenging, but his brand of lefty power could help get him there. I think he’s got a very realistic shot to be at least a productive platoon bat with a real chance for more than that. For the cost of a ninth round pick and ten grand, that’s a steal.

10.308 – LHP Trevor Lane

Effectively wild and athletic. Those were the three pertinent words most often used to describe Trevor Lane to me. His pro debut also pointed to something else interesting about his profile: ground balls everywhere. So an effectively wild, athletic, ground ball inducing lefthanded reliever. That’s Trevor Lane.

11.338 – LHP Connor Jones

Connor Jones (375) was the man behind this should have been bold prediction that didn’t quite get there because I wimped out with all kinds of qualifying language…

It may be a little out there, but a case could be made that the other Connor Jones actually has more long-term upside than the righthanded Virginia ace. This Jones has gotten good yet wild results on the strength of an above-average or better fastball from the left side and a particularly intriguing splitter.

There’s a lot to like when it comes to Jones’s raw stuff. His fastball flirts with plus from the left side (88-94, 95 peak), his breaking ball (78-81 CB) flashes average or better, and a newly refined splitter could act as a needed strikeout pitch at the pro level. He’s also a really good athlete coming off a nice season at Georgia and a very nice trial in the GCL.

12.368 – RHP Taylor Widener

If a fast-moving reliever drafted outside of the top ten rounds is your thing, look no further than Taylor Widener (384). Check what the former Gamecock did in his pro debut: 13.86 K/9, 1.64 BB/9, 0.47 ERA in 38.1 IP. Those numbers aren’t all that out of line with what he did in his final year at South Carolina: 10.94 K/9, 2.12 BB/9, 4.06 ERA in 51.0 IP. His fastball/cut-slider combination is obviously good enough to miss bats, and his athleticism and command are on point. I like getting Widener here a heck of a lot more than I do getting Nelson and Kriske where they did. Heck, draft position aside, I just plain like Widener better. Great pick.

13.398 – RHP Brian Trieglaff

Armed with a fastball that’s been up to 96 and an above-average low-80s slider, Brian Trieglaff has the stuff to move relatively quickly in relief. His control has been inconsistent over the years and his 6-1, 190 pound frame is far from the classic intimidating late-game mound presence, but the good outweighs the bad for this thirteenth rounder. I’ll take this Widener/Trieglaff back-to-back over Nelson (fourth round) and Kriske (sixth round).

14.428 – OF Jordan Scott

There are two Jordan Scott’s on the Minor League Players section of Fangraphs when you search the name. One was born in 1991, the other in 1997. Knowing that this Jordan Scott had the latter birthday instantly gave me a dozen more gray hairs. I also got a gray hair — the disappointment kind, not the old man variety — when I realized that the only Jordan Scott I’ve written about on the site was a different Jordan Scott altogether. Decent righthanded pitcher from Liberty aside, this Jordan Scott had a solid debut in the Gulf Coast League, a not unfamiliar theme shared by many of the younger 2016 Yankees draftees. His would-be college coach seemed to offer high praise for the one who got away…

“Jordan may be the best athlete in this class,” Mountaineers head coach Randy Mazey said after Scott signed a letter of intent with WVU in November. “He can play multiple positions, hit home runs, steal bases and is also a great defender.”

Jordan Scott is now officially on my radar.

15.458 – LHP Tony Hernandez

I’ve got next to nothing on Tony Hernandez, fifteenth round pick of the Yankees. “Big fastball from the left side” is all I’ve got. I can at least note that his two junior college teams both have ties to the organization. Hernandez was first at Lackawanna College in Scranton, home of the Yankees AAA affiliate. He was most recently at Monroe College in Rochester. I do realize New York is a big state and that Rochester is over five hours away from Yankee Stadium, but when you’ve got no pre-draft notes on a guy you have to find a way to make connections when you can. Turns out a few extra seconds of exhaustive investigating reporting (some might call it Googling), makes this connection get a little better. Hernandez apparently attended the New Rochelle campus at Monroe (about thirty minutes from the Stadium), so all’s well that ends well. Here’s a quick piece from the Monroe website that caught my eye…

Hernandez, who idolized former Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and Red Sox ace Jon Lester, was a member of this season’s Mustangs baseball team that went 38-16 overall and won a Regional Championship before being eliminated in the Eastern District final.

Either they know something we don’t or they meant Alex Fernandez, who retired from baseball when Hernandez was four-years-old. I really like to think that somebody at Monroe has a time machine or something and just broke a major offseason scoop. Probably not, though. Stupid boring reality.

(Damn. I do these draft reviews in stops and starts, so this particular player capsule was written in early September. Puts the Fernandez mistake “joke” in a totally different light. Stupid boring reality? More like stupid awful reality. Wild how the death of somebody you’ve never met can still make you feel physically ill just thinking about it a month after the fact.)

17.518 – 3B Mandy Alvarez

The Yankees challenged seventeenth round pick Mandy Alvarez (214) with an aggressive assignment to Low-A Charleston shortly after signing and he responded with a solid run in the South Atlantic League. Such a run wasn’t totally unexpected for the mature . I think he’s just good enough in all other phases of the game to stick at third base; if that’s the case, I believe in Alvarez’s bat enough to think he could be right around a league average big league player in time. I’ll even go a step further and say that I think his realistic floor is that of a quality bat-first utility guy. Getting a player with that kind of range of outcomes with pick 518 is nothing short of tremendous value for the Yankees.

Tangential thought alert! Drafting can be as hard as you make it sometimes. The Yankees made it look pretty easy in 2016. Look at their college position player picks in the top ten rounds: Solak, Thompson-Williams, Keith Skinner, Blaser, and Lynch. The combined collegiate BB to K ratio for those players (at the time of the draft) was 167 to 114. Think they have a type? In the interest of full disclosure, all but the ultra-athletic rangy in center Thompson-Williams from this group can be called bat-first prospects, so, yeah, there could be some defensive growing pains along the way, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Yankees clearly went out of their way to target prospects with above-average feel for hitting, average or better pop for their respective positions, and highly advanced plate discipline. Kudos to them for that. If you’re curious like I was, that 167 to 114 combined walk to strikeout ratio turned into a still solid 109 to 142 mark in the pros. I’d put the over/under of future big league players out of that group at 2.5 and still be inclined to bet the over with little hesitation.

18.548 – RHP Greg Weissert

On Greg Weissert from February 2016…

Greg Weissert can throw three pitches for strikes – 88-93 FB, 78-79 CU, mid-70s CB – and has missed bats at the kind of clip (10.45 K/9) to warrant his spot at the top [of the Atlantic 10].

Sounds about right. And he’s a local product (Fordham!) to boot. Weissert will attempt to be the best modern Fordham alum since Pete Harnisch. I didn’t know that Pete Harnisch was a Ram. How about that? Don’t ever let it be said that this site doesn’t teach you something new every now and then. If you knew that already then at least this site taught me something.

19.578 – OF Evan Alexander

Evan Alexander got $100,000 to sign as a nineteenth round pick. That alone makes him a name worth watching. Beyond that, all I know is that the Yankees have liked him for a long time going back to seeing him up close and personal in Jupiter of last season. That’s all I’ve got.

20.608 – RHP Miles Chambers

Miles Chambers is one of a handful of Yankees draftees with nice peripherals and ugly run prevention stats in their debuts. The righthander from Cal State Fullerton has fairly generic potential middle relief stuff (88-92 FB, SL that comes and goes). Could be better, could be worse.

21.638 – OF Timmy Robinson

I don’t always quote myself in these things, but I liked the Timmy Robinson passage from April 2016…

Timmy Robinson‘s tools are really impressive: above-average to plus raw power, average to above-average speed, above-average to plus arm, above-average to plus range, and all kinds of physical strength. That player sounds incredible, so it should be noted that getting all of his raw ability going at the same time and translating it to usable on-field skills has been a challenge. He’s gotten a little bit better every season and now looks to be one of the draft’s most intriguing senior-signs.

There’s no telling if Robinson will amount to anything more than a slightly too aggressive tooled-up just-missed ballplayer, but his physical gifts more than warrant a gamble in the twenty-first round. I like this pick.

23.698 – RHP Braden Bristo

For whatever reason I had Braden Bristo as a lefthander in my notes. Don’t let that stupid inaccuracy on my part obscure the real deal part of his quick scouting blurb. Bristo has a really fast arm that has been up to 96 in the past (90-94 generally). Both his command and control have seen ups and downs, but getting a fastball like that — lefthanded, righthanded, anyhanded — in the twenty-third round is a pretty good deal. I also had an honest to goodness dream the night after finishing this that I can’t really remember anything from except for stopping in the Braden Bristo Bistro for a glass of water. Guess the “joke” popped into my head when seeing his name (boo), I forgot about it (thankfully), and then recovered it (noooo) from deep down in the stupidest recesses of my brain while sleeping. That’s how dreams work, right?

24.728 – OF Joe Burton

Having already picked off my tenth ranked college first baseman, the Yankees go back and grab number twelve in big Joe Burton (371). Burton, the rare junior college player that I got a chance to see in person (albeit in a workout session and not a real game), is a mountain of a man with underrated athleticism, a quick bat, and a chance to hang in left field professionally. That’s exactly where he played exclusively in his debut run with the Yankees, so maybe they’ll find a way to make it work. There’s still considerable swing-and-miss to his game, but Burton’s encouraging start in pro ball reinforces his standing on the prospect map.

25.758 – OF Edel Luaces

I had nothing on Edel Luaces prior to the draft. I have nothing on Edel Luaces now. I can tell you he’s now one of four players with the given name Edel to have played professional baseball. There’s also been an Edelano (Long), Edelkis (Reyes), and Edelyn (Carrasco). No idea if any of those gentlemen went by Edel. Anyway, here’s a nice interview with Luaces via Robert M. Pimpsner.

27.818 – LHP Phillip Diehl

Thanks to above-average control and an average or better slider, Phillip Diehl is a better version of Tyler Honahan, another college lefty taken nine rounds later by New York. Both guys have enough fastball — 88-91 in the case of Diehl — to make it as a lefty specialist if the chips fall in their favor.

28.848 – RHP Will Jones

I’ve got nothing on Will Jones. Good peripherals in his debut. Not so much in the runs allowed department. Points for being an athletic two-way standout at Lander University with a low-90s heater and rapidly improving cutter. An athletic Yankee reliever known best for sawing off bats with nasty cutters? You don’t think? Nahhh…

30.908 – OF Ben Ruta

I’ve long been in favor of going with what you know in later rounds. I assume the Yankees know the prospects at Wagner College, a school that plays their home games in the very same park as the Staten Island Yankees. Ruta has pro size, a strong arm, and solid speed. He also has the exact kind of approach (college career 77 BB to 83 K) that seemingly all Yankees draftees must have to warrant draft consideration. You could do a lot worse in the thirtieth round.

36.1088 – LHP Tyler Honahan

Here’s another example of going what you know. Tyler Honahan played his collegiate home games just ninety minutes east of Yankee Stadium at Joe Nathan Field. In this case, going with what they know could result in a useful lefty reliever down the road. Honahan has always had solid stuff from the left side — 88-93 FB, 77-83 CU with upside — and his track record of missing bats is strong, so it was no shock to see him pitch effectively in his first shot at pro ball. The odds are against any thirty-sixth round pick, but Honahan can at least point to clearly defined big league skills to help his cause.

39.1178 – RHP Brian Keller

An excellent senior season (8.91 K/9, 1.80 BB/9 and 2.88 ERA in 100.0 IP), above-average command, and a fastball up to 93 were enough to get Brian Keller drafted. I would have guessed that combination would have been enough to get him drafted ahead of the thirty-ninth round (“mid-rounds” was my prediction during the season), but that’s neither here nor there at this point. It was enough to get him his chance at pro ball and he is more than making the most of it so far. Improving on all of your impressive senior season stats is good, right? Because Keller’s debut did just that: 11.20 K/9, 1.54 BB/9, and 0.88 ERA in 41.0 IP. Keller has a chance to be Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s first big league player. Very easy player to root for.

Unsigned Prospects and Where You Can Find Them in 2017

Miles Sandum (San Diego), Nate Brown (Florida), Zack Hess (LSU), Juan Cabrera (?), Bo Weiss (North Carolina), Blair Henley (Texas), Zach Linginfelter (Tennessee), Sam Ferri (Arizona State), David Clawson (BYU), Corey Dempster (USC), Bryson Bowman (Western Carolina), Gage Burland (Gonzaga)

2016 MLB Draft Final BIG 500

  1. LHP Jason Groome (Barnegat HS, New Jersey): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; up to 90-96 in summer ’15 (90-94), 97 peak; good 70-79 kCB (legit 72-79 now, 74-78 at its best as a true plus pitch), plus upside; average 76-79 CU with upside; really good command; plus athlete; 2016: 87-94 FB, 97 peak; plus to plus-plus 75-78 CB; average 82 CU; I actually think he could use his legs a lot more (front leg short stride, back leg too low), but I’m not a pitching coach so what do I know; more details from this outing explain my thoughts about him in greater depth, here’s the short version: he’s not the slam dunk 1-1 everybody was hoping would emerge in this class, but he’s still pretty damn good; 6-6, 225 pounds
  2. RHP Riley Pint (St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Kansas): 91-96 FB, 100-102 peak; plus to plus-plus 81-86 kCB; average 80-85 CU, above-average upside; some have his breaking ball as SL, but I think that’s just the spike CB coming through; really  good athlete; holds velocity late; Late Summer 2015: 94-98 FB, 99 peak; plus 81-84 CB/SL; 85-87 CU; big raw power; Spring 2016: 93-96 FB, 99 peak; plus 86-92 CU with slider movement; 80-83 CB, flashes plus; 89 SL; PG comp: Josh Beckett; ESPN and BA comp: Justin Verlander; Baseball Factory comp: Kevin Gausman; a high school righthander who throws 102 MPH is a terrifying investment, but what separates Pint from failed teenage flame throwers from the past is his present ability to throw two well above-average offspeed pitches fairly consistently and elite athleticism across the board; 6-4, 190 pounds
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Florida JR LHP AJ Puk: 90-95 FB, 97-98 peak; scrapped good mid-70s CB; above-average 80-86 SL, flashes plus; improving low-80s CU, average upside; good extension; good deception; inconsistent secondaries; plus power upside; 2015: 92-96 FB, 98 peak; 79-84 SL with average or better upside; CB; 86-88 CU with average or better upside; 2016: 90-96 FB, 98-99 peak; 82-88 CU, average upside; average above-average 82-86 SL, I have a hard time identifying it when comparing it to CU (underwhelming bite); reminds me of Sean Manaea as a prospect; can’t shake the Andrew Miller vibe when watching him, for better (elite reliever potential) or worse (took a few teams and a half-dozen seasons to ge there); 6-7, 225 pounds (2014: 9.90 K/9 – 4.05 BB/9 – 40 IP – 3.37 ERA) (2014: .222/.319/.270 – 8 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 63 AB) (2015: 12.00 K/9 – 4.04 BB/9 – 78.0 IP – 3.81 ERA) (2016: 12.21 K/9 – 3.99 BB/9 – 70.0 IP – 3.21 ERA)
  13. 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)
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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)
  17. RHP Ian Anderson (Shenendehowa HS, New York): 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; above-average to plus 75-80 CB/SL; above-average to plus 81-85 CU; plus command; FAVORITE; 6-3, 170 pounds
  18. LHP Braxton Garrett (Florence HS, Alabama): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average to plus 74-81 CB, best at 80-83 this spring; average to above-average 79-86 CU with plus upside, best at 82-86; 87 cut-SL; plus command; impressive control; damn smart; ESPN comps: Cole Hamels and Jon Lester; FAVORITE; 6-3, 190 pounds
  19. Mississippi State JR RHP Dakota Hudson: 90-96 FB, 98 peak; average or better 78-85 CB/SL with plus upside (I like it more than most); above-average to plus 86-92 cut-SL; raw yet improving 80-86 CU, average to above-average upside; FAVORITE; my comps: a ceiling somewhere on the Samardzija, Taijuan Walker (the most likely), Arrieta spectrum; 6-5, 210 pounds (2015: 13.76 K/9 – 5.82 BB/9 – 16.2 IP – 4.24 ERA) (2016: 9.20 K/9 – 2.87 BB/9 – 106.2 IP – 2.62 ERA)
  20. Stanford JR RHP Cal Quantrill: 89-95 FB with sink, 96 peak; easy plus 77-81 CU; 73-77 CB improving; 78-82 SL, flashes average; plus pitchability; on the way back from last year’s Tommy John surgery; injury and a year’s lost development are factors to consider, but hardly deal-breakers; as much as I love him (easily the top arm in the college class if healthy), many focus on the injury red flag and gloss over his still underseasoned breaking ballFAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds (2014: 7.97 K/9 – 2.77 BB/9 – 110.2 IP – 2.68 ERA) (2015: 9.47 K/9 – 3.79 BB/9 – 18.2 IP – 1.89 ERA)
  21. RHP Alex Speas (McEachern HS, Georgia): 88-94 FB, 96-98 peak; average 75-82 CB, above-average to plus upside; 82 CU, up to 90 this spring; average to above-average 83-86 SL, flashes plus; cutter; good athlete; inconsistent command; holds his velocity; hesitant PG comp: Dwight Gooden; more willing PG comp: Touki Toussaint; FAVORITE; 6-4, 190 pounds
  22. RHP Kevin Gowdy (Santa Barbara HS, California): 86-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; plus FB command; average 78-82 CU, above-average upside; well above-average 77-84 CB/SL, plus upside; ample deception; very good overall command; love his delivery; wise beyond his years on the mound, can look like a college pitcher mowing down overmatched competition on his best days; FAVORITE; 6-4, 170 pounds
  23. RHP Matt Manning (Sheldon HS, California): 90-96 FB with sink, 98-99 peak; above-average 73-79 CB, plus upside; CB runs into an above-average 77-80 SL; 86 CU; plus athlete; Mike Rooney comp: Phil Bickford; leans heavily on FB, pitching off it as well as any other arm in this class; FAVORITE; 6-6, 190 pounds
  24. RHP Jared Horn (Vintage HS, California): 89-95 FB, 97-98 peak; average or better low- to mid-70s CB, flashes plus; CU with sink; plus athlete; strong build; FAVORITE; 6-4, 220 pounds
  25. LHP/1B Joey Wentz (Shawnee Mission East HS, Kansas): 89-94 FB, 96 peak; good low-80s CU (79-85); 69-76 CB, above-average to plus upside; good athlete; good command; plus power upside; bigger Pavin Smith comp; LHH; 6-5, 210 pounds
  26. RHP Forrest Whitley (Alamo Heights HS, Texas): 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average to plus 82-90 cut-SL; above-average 76-81 CB, flashes plus (some call truer SL); average or better 79-87 split-CU, up to 90; legit four-pitch mix; 6-7, 225 pounds
  27. 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)
  28. 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
  29. LHP Adam Laskey (Haddon Heights HS, New Jersey): 88-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; average or better 80-84 CU, plus upside; average 80-82 SL with above-average upside; good athlete; 6-3, 185 pounds
  30. Pittsburgh JR RHP TJ Zeuch: 88-94 FB with plus sink, 96-97 peak; average or better 74-81 CB, flashes plus; 82-88 cut-SL, flashes average; 82-86 CU, flashes above-average; legit four-pitch mix; young for class; FAVORITE; 6-7, 225 pounds (2014: 6.63 K/9 – 2.75 BB/9 – 55.2 IP – 2.75 ERA) (2015: 9.20 K/9 – 2.56 BB/9 – 88.1 IP – 3.89 ERA) (2016: 9.57 K/9 – 2.46 BB/9 – 69.2 IP – 3.10 ERA)
  31. South Carolina FR RHP Braden Webb: 89-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average to plus 73-79 CB; good 80-85 CU, keeps improving; TJ survivor; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: 11.77 K/9 – 4.44 BB/9 – 93.1 IP – 3.28 ERA)
  32. LHP Braeden Ogle (Jensen Beach HS, Florida): 90-94 FB, 95-96 peak; 75-78 CB with above-average to plus upside; 81-82 SL; good 80-81 CU; 6-2, 170 pounds
  33. Louisville JR RHP Zack Burdi: 89-97 FB (as starter), 98 peak; 79-82 SL/CB; good 81-85 CU, plus upside; good athlete; Cape 2014: 94-97 FB; 2015: 95-98 FB, 101 peak; 84-87 CU with above-average upside; plus 81-86 SL; 2016: 96-100 FB; above-average 85-90 SL, plus to plus-plus at times; mid-80s CU, flashes above-average to plus; 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: 5.23 K/9 – 6.10 BB/9 – 10.1 IP – 4.35 ERA) (2015: 9.31 K/9 – 2.48 BB/9 – 29.1 IP – 0.93 ERA) (2016: 14.48 K/9 – 2.20 BB/9 – 28.2 IP – 2.20 ERA)
  34. Vanderbilt rSO RHP Jordan Sheffield: 90-96 FB, 98-99 peak; flashes above-average to plus 79-82 CB/SL; plus 84-88 CU; falls in love with FB at times; iffy control; TJ survivor; Cape 2015: 93-98 FB; average 81-83 CB, flashes above-average to plus; average 84-88 CU, flashes above-average to plus; lazy comps but could fit: Dillon Tate and Carson Fulmer; 2016: 93-97 FB, 98-99 peak; 80-84 CB, above-average upside; 85-88 CU, flashes plus; command remains inconsistent; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: 8.25 K/9 – 6.45 BB/9 – 60.0 IP – 2.85 ERA) (2016: 10.00 K/9 – 3.54 BB/9 – 101.2 IP – 3.01 ERA)
  35. Boston College JR RHP Justin Dunn: 91-95 FB, 97-98 peak; above-average 80-89 SL; 77-82 CB; 83-88 CU; iffy command; iffy control; Aaron Fitt comp: Jesse Hahn; 2016: 90-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average 80-84 SL, plus upside; 87-88 CU, average upside; 77-81 CB, get it over pitch; holds velocity; smart; FAVORITE; 6-0, 170 pounds (2014: 9.00 K/9 – 8.25 BB/9 – 12 IP – 7.50 ERA) (2015: 8.75 K/9 – 4.00 BB/9 – 47.3 IP – 4.94 ERA) (2016: 9.85 K/9 – 2.39 BB/9 – 60.1 IP – 1.49 ERA)
  36. 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)
  37. 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)
  38. 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)
  39. 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)
  40. 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)
  41. 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)
  42. Rice rSO RHP Jon Duplantier: 87-95 FB, 98 peak; average 82-84 CU; average 73-81 CB; average 82-85 SL, flashes above-average when harder; good command; great athlete; 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: 8.85 K/9 – 5.80 BB/9 – 59 IP – 2.29 ERA) (2016: 12.14 K/9 – 3.48 BB/9 – 106.0 IP – 3.06 ERA)
  43. 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)
  44. St. Mary’s JR RHP Corbin Burnes: 90-96 FB with sink, 98 peak; average 78-86 SL, flashes better with above-average upside; very good 80-87 split-CU; 76-78 CB, flashes above-average; legit four-pitch mix; great athlete; plus fielder; stuff tends to fade late; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 7.77 K/9 – 4.30 BB/9 – 43 IP – 6.14 ERA) (2015: 9.20 K/9 – 3.34 BB/9 – 89.0 IP – 3.74 ERA) (2016: 10.39 K/9 – 2.88 BB/9 – 97.0 IP – 2.23 ERA)
  45. 3B/SS Andres Sosa (Reagan HS, Texas): good hit tool; plus approach; power upside; good speed; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
  46. 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
  47. 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)
  48. Arkansas JR RHP Zach Jackson: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average to plus 82-86 CB, flashes plus-plus; emerging 83-89 circle-CU, above-average now (though inconsistent) with plus upside; if he fixes delivery and command, watch out; 6-4, 215 pounds (2014: 8.86 K/9 – 4.43 BB/9 – 42.2 IP – 2.53 ERA) (2015: 13.35 K/9 – 5.70 BB/9 – 60.0 IP – 2.10 ERA) (2016: 11.21 K/9 – 6.79 BB/9 – 53.0 IP – 5.09 ERA)
  49. Georgia JR RHP Robert Tyler: 89-96 FB, 98-100 peak; above-average yet underused 82-86 CU, plus upside; good 78-82 CB/SL, inconsistent; good command, especially of FB; young for class; plus deception; 2015: 92-99 FB; 84-86 CU, flashed average (plus to plus-plus for others, myself included); inconsistent but above-average when on 77-83 kCB, chance to be big-time pitch; Law comp: Ryan Madson; BP comp: Zack Wheeler; 2016: 92-98, 99 peak; average 78-84 kCB, sometimes worse; plus 83-86 CU with sink, can drop it down to 78-82; 87-89 cutter; holds velo; 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: 7.14 K/9 – 2.45 BB/9 – 80.2 IP – 2.68 ERA) (2015: 10.88 K/9 – 4.13 BB/9 – 28.0 IP – 2.25 ERA) (2016: 10.74 K/9 – 5.55 BB/9 – 74.2 IP – 4.10 ERA)
  50. Winthrop JR LHP Matt Crohan: 87-94 FB with sink. 96-97 peak; 82-87 cut-SL, flashes above-average to plus; good 82-88 CU; good athlete; velocity has dipped some late in games; Summer 2015: 90-94 FB; 86-88 CU (also 79-81, seems off); mid-80s SL; 6-4, 200 pounds (2014: 5.91 K/9 – 3.86 BB/9 – 35 IP – 4.37 ERA) (2015: 10.17 K/9 – 3.39 BB/9 – 76.2 IP – 3.04 ERA) (2016: 9.95 K/9 – 0.47 BB/9 – 19.0 IP – 2.37 ERA)
  51. Northeastern JR RHP Aaron Civale: 88-93 FB with sink, 95 peak; above-average 78-82 CB with plus upside, really like it; above-average to plus 86-89 cut-SL, leans on it at times; occasional CU; good command; smart; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: 8.27 K/9 – 4.14 BB/9 – 36 IP – 3.16 ERA) (2015: 8.79 K/9 – 1.93 BB/9 – 41.2 IP – 3.21 ERA) (2016: 9.53 K/9 – 1.18 BB/9 – 114.1 IP – 1.73 ERA)
  52. Kent State JR LHP Eric Lauer: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average or better 72-78 CB; above-average 80-86 cut-SL; 83-84 CU with average upside; good athlete; above-average to plus FB command; four pitches; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 7.20 K/9 – 4.05 BB/9 – 80 IP – 3.26 ERA) (2015: 10.78 K/9 – 2.72 BB/9 – 86.1 IP – 1.99 ERA) (2016: 10.82 K/9 – 2.42 BB/9 – 104.0 IP – 0.69 ERA)
  53. 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)
  54. 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
  55. 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)
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. LHP Jesus Luzardo (Stoneman Douglas HS, Florida): 87-95 FB, 97 peak; above-average 75-82 CU, plus upside; above-average 75-82 SL; average 73-78 CB; plus FB command; above-average overall command; legit four-pitch mix; reminds me of Juan Hillman a bit; D1 comp: Marco Gonzales; TJ 3/16; 6-1, 200 pounds
  59. 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)
  60. 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)
  61. 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
  62. 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)
  63. Cal JR RHP Daulton Jefferies: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 97 peak; average 73-82 CB, often labeled as a CB/SL and best at 78-79; above-average 82-87 CU, flashes plus; good 88 SL; three potential above-average to plus pitches; good athlete; D1 comp: Walker Buehler; PG comp: Mike Leake and Sonny Gray; 2015: 92-95 FB; 77-80 SL; 73-79 CB with average to above-average upside; 86-87 CU with plus upside; plus FB command; 2016: 88-92 FB; average or better low- to mid-80s SL, leans on it; well above-average 83-86 CU, flashes plus; uses CB way less now; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: 5.72 K/9 – 2.07 BB/9 – 91.1 IP – 3.45 ERA) (2015: 8.33 K/9 – 1.91 BB/9 – 80.0 IP – 2.93 ERA) (2016: 9.54 K/9 – 1.44 BB/9 – 50.0 IP – 1.08 ERA)
  64. Oklahoma JR RHP Alec Hansen: 90-96 FB, 98-99 peak; above-average 80-87 cut-SL, flashes plus; 83-89 CU with above-average or better upside, flashes plus; average to above-average 74-78 CB, more 78-82 in 2015; holds velocity; really good athlete; 2015: 95-99 FB, 101 peak; 2016: 90-94 FB, 96-98 peak; plus 83-88 SL; 86-87 CU; 78 CB; impressive command; righty Newcomb? Or Puk…; 6-7, 235 pounds (2014: 12.71 K/9 – 10.32 BB/9 – 11.1 IP – 4.76 ERA) (2015: 10.32 K/9 – 4.83 BB/9 – 82.0 IP – 3.95 ERA) (2016: 13.08 K/9 – 6.80 BB/9 – 51.2 IP – 5.40 ERA)
  65. 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)
  66. 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)
  67. Illinois JR RHP Cody Sedlock: 88-94 FB with sink, 96-97 peak; average 80-85 SL, above-average upside; 77-83 CB, flashes above-average to plus; 84-87 circle-CU with average upside; good command; legit four-pitch mix; 6-4, 210 pounds (2014: 8.53 K/9 – 3.13 BB/9 – 31.2 IP – 3.41 ERA) (2015: 8.33 K/9 – 2.87 BB/9 – 31.1 IP – 4.02 ERA) (2016: 10.31 K/9 – 2.75 BB/9 – 101.1 IP – 2.49 ERA)
  68. Western Michigan JR LHP Keegan Akin: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average or better 81-83 cut-SL; above-average to plus 78-82 CU; good deception; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: 6.34 K/9 – 5.01 BB/9 – 88 IP – 3.48 ERA) (2015: 8.33 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 81.0 IP – 4.33 ERA) (2016: 11.06 K/9 – 2.23 BB/9 – 105.0 IP – 1.46 ERA)
  69. Connecticut JR LHP Anthony Kay: 87-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average 82-86 CU, flashes plus; above-average 78-84 SL; 73-81 CB; might need to settle on one breaking ball; good athlete; plus fastball command; 2016: 90-93 FB, 95 peak, above-average to plus 82-86 CU, improved 77-81 CB; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: 7.52 K/9 – 5.37 BB/9 – 67 IP – 3.49 ERA) (2015: 8.64 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 100.0 IP – 2.07 ERA) (2016: 8.58 K/9 – 2.78 BB/9 – 113.1 IP – 2.46 ERA)
  70. Virginia JR RHP Connor Jones: 87-94 FB, 96 peak; average 79-83 SL flashes plus; good 76 CB; CU with above-average upside; smart; splitter; good athlete; 2015: 90-96 FB with crazy movement, easy plus sink; 82-86 cut-SL, flashes plus; 76-82 CB; 84-88 splitter, flashes plus and serves as CU; complete four-pitch mix; Samardzija and Haren comps; Tanaka and Bailey comps; 2016: 90-95 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; above-average to plus 81-87 SL; 83-88 split-CU; rare 78-79 CB; holds velocity really well; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 6.55 K/9 – 3.76 BB/9 – 54 IP – 3.11 ERA) (2015: 8.77 K/9 – 4.03 BB/9 – 115.2 IP – 3.18 ERA) (2016: 6.25 K/9 – 3.30 BB/9 – 103.2 IP – 2.34 ERA)
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. RHP Austin Bergner (Windermere Prep, Florida): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average to plus 72-78 CB, also works it 68-73; flashes average to above-average 80-85 CU, plus upside; good 74-79 SL/CB, plus upside; really good athlete; good deception; old for class; 6-4, 180 pounds
  75. RHP Charles King (Coppell HS, Texas): 88-94 FB with serious sink, 95 peak; above-average 80-84 cut-SL, plus upside; 82-84 circle-CU, plus upside; groundball stuff; good deception; FAVORITE; 6-5, 220 pounds
  76. 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)
  77. 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)
  78. LHP Jeff Belge (Henninger HS, New York): 85-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; average 74-79 CB, above-average to plus upside; average 79-81 SL; 77-84 CU, average or better upside; good athlete; 6-5, 225 pounds
  79. 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)
  80. 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)
  81. 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
  82. 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)
  83. RHP Reggie Lawson (Victory Valley HS, California): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; plus FB movement; above-average 66-76 CB with plus upside on firmer side; average 75 SL; average CU; great athlete; improved command; FAVORITE; Sam Monroy comp: James McDonald; 6-4, 200 pounds
  84. LHP Nick Lodolo (Damien HS, California): 86-92 FB; good CU; upper-60s CB, up to 73-75 now and flashes plus; PG comp: AJ Puk and Chris Sale; physically resembles Andrew Miller on the mound; Phillies have had lots of heat on him this pring; FAVORITE; 6-6, 185 pounds
  85. RHP Robert Peto (Monroe HS, New Jersey): 87-92 FB with plus sink, 94 peak; average CU, above-average upside; above-average 75-79 SL/CB with plus upside; good athlete; PG comp: Alex Faedo; FAVORITE; 6-4, 200 pounds
  86. LHP Cole Ragans (North Florida Christian HS, Florida): 86-92 FB, 93 peak; average or better 71-77 CB, above-average upside; average 74-81 CU with sink; plus athlete; good deception; Sean Newcomb 2.0; PG comp: Jon Lester; 6-4, 185 pounds
  87. 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)
  88. 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)
  89. 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
  90. Florida JR RHP Shaun Anderson: 88-94 FB with lots of movement, 95-96 peak; above-average to plus 81-88 cut-SL, can also be a low-80s (84-86) truer SL; good FB command; 81-83 CU, average upside; 78-83 CB; above-average overall command; good deception; legit four-pitch mix; 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: 4.00 K/9 – 1.50 BB/9 – 17 IP – 5.50 ERA) (2015: 8.59 K/9 – 2.45 BB/9 – 22.0 IP – 4.09 ERA) (2016: 11.72 K/9 – 1.26 BB/9 – 43.0 IP – 1.05 ERA)
  91. 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
  92. LHP/1B Kyle Muller (Dallas Jesuit HS, Texas): 85-91 FB, 93 peak; more 88-92 FB (94 peak) this spring; average or better 73-78 CB; average 77 CU; good athlete; above-average power upside; 6-5, 225 pounds
  93. Vanderbilt JR LHP Ben Bowden: 88-93 FB with tons of life, 94-95 peak; 77-81 CB; above-average 82-84 CU; plus 81-85 SL; good athlete; 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: 8.71 K/9 – 5.23 BB/9 – 10.1 IP – 3.48 ERA) (2015: 11.92 K/9 – 3.41 BB/9 – 37.1 IP – 2.92 ERA) (2016: 12.04 K/9 – 2.59 BB/9 – 48.2 IP – 3.51 ERA)
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. 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)
  97. 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
  98. Maryland JR RHP Mike Shawaryn: 87-94 FB, 95 peak; good 81-85 CU, plus upside; much improved 76-82 SL/CB with above-average to plus upside; good deception; very good command; PG comp: Lance Lynn; 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: 7.04 K/9 – 2.35 BB/9 – 92 IP – 3.13 ERA) (2015: 10.71 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 116.0 IP – 1.71 ERA) (2016: 8.82 K/9 – 2.36 BB/9 – 99.0 IP – 3.18 ERA)
  99. RHP Bo Weiss (Regis Jesuit HS, Colorado): 86-92 FB, 94 peak; improving 71-76 CB, flashes above-average; 78-82 CU with upside; good command; FAVORITE; 6-3, 180 pounds
  100. RHP Noah Murdock (Colonial Heights HS, Virginia): 85-92 FB with plus sink, 93-94 peak; above-average 74-80 CB, flashes plus; low-80s CU; FAVORITE; 6-6, 180 pounds
  101. RHP Nate Brown (Arrowhead HS, Wisconsin): 88-92 FB with sink; above-average 75-80 SL/CB, plus upside; 78-80 split-CU, above-average to plus upside; good command; ground ball guy; FAVORITE; 6-2, 185 pounds
  102. Duke JR RHP Bailey Clark: 88-96 FB, 97-98 peak; has also been 92-96; easy plus FB, tough to square up; average yet inconsistent 81-87 cut-SL, flashes above-average to plus; 87-89 CU; 2016: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; average 83-87 cut-SL, flashes plus; 87-90 split-CU; command a problem, tied to release point; young for class; 6-5, 210 pounds (2015: 7.60 K/9 – 3.26 BB/9 – 58.0 IP – 2.95 ERA) (2016: 9.71 K/9 – 3.95 BB/9 – 59.1 IP – 5.61 ERA)
  103. Oklahoma State JR LHP Garrett Williams: 88-93 FB, 94 peak; up to 94-97 now; easy plus 76-83 CB; 83-89 CU with above-average upside, up to 90-91 at times; 80-82 SL; good athlete; legit four-pitch mix; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 10.80 K/9 – 6.70 BB/9 – 41.2 IP – 5.40 ERA) (2015: 12.50 K/9 – 9.50 BB/9 – 18.1 IP – 5.00 ERA) (2016: 13.15 K/9 – 6.92 BB/9 – 13.0 IP – 6.23 ERA)
  104. Oklahoma State JR RHP Thomas Hatch: 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; average 78-82 circle-CU with splitter action; above-average 77-85 SL, plus upside; 86-88 cut-SL; coach comp: Tim Hudson; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: 7.04 K/9 – 3.72 BB/9 – 46 IP – 5.28 ERA) (2016: 8.17 K/9 – 2.24 BB/9 – 112.1 IP – 2.16 ERA)
  105. Louisville SR RHP Kyle Funkhouser: 88-94 FB, 95-97 peak; average to above-average 78-85 SL, flashes plus at 83-85; average 80-87 CU with upside; average 73-77 CB; groundball guy; good deception; iffy control; 2015: 89-96 FB, 97-98 peak; much improved command, especially FB; FB moves a lot; above-average 80-86 SL, gets better as game goes on and has plus upside; raw 75-82 CB with big upside, flashes average now; average 81-84 CU, up to 85-89; 88-91 sinker used at times as “change”; average command; 2016: 87-93 FB, 95-96 peak; average to above-average 79-84 SL, inconsistent; 82-86 CU; above-average yet inconsistent 75-80 CB, two different shapes; 6-3, 225 pounds (2013: 9.22 K/9 | 3.95 BB/9 | 3.27 FIP | 54.2 IP) (2014: 9.12 K/9 – 4.86 BB/9 – 120.1 IP – 1.94 ERA) (2015: 8.36 K/9 – 3.62 BB/9 – 112.1 IP – 3.21 ERA) (2016: 9.16 K/9 – 4.53 K/9 – 93.1 IP – 3.86 ERA)
  106. RHP Max Kranick (Valley View HS, Pennsylvania): 87-93 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; 80-84 CU with upside; 74-79 CB/SL flashes above-average; good command, especially with FB; 6-3, 200 pounds
  107. RHP Karl Kauffmann (Brother Rice HS, Michigan): 86-92 FB with plus sink, 93 peak; above-average 75-76 CB; average 80-84 CU; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  108. 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
  109. 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
  110. 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)
  111. 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)
  112. LHP Jack Dashwood (St. Augustine HS, California): 85-91 FB; CU flashes above-average; good deception; good command; PG comp: Justin Jacome; 6-6, 215 pounds
  113. RHP Greer Holston (IMG Academy, Florida HS): 86-92 FB with sink; 77-82 SL with above-average upside; good 80-82 CU; mid-70s CB; FAVORITE; 6-4, 215 pounds
  114. RHP Zach Linginfelter (Sevier County HS, Tennessee): 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; average 78-82 SL/CB, above-average to plus upside; average 82-86 CU, above-average upside; good deception; 6-4, 220 pounds
  115. RHP Davis Daniel (St. James HS, Alabama): 88-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; 78-80 SL with above-average upside; 80-82 CU; 76-79 CB with plus upside; good athlete; plays with arm slots; older for class; 6-2, 175 pounds
  116. LHP Rian Haire (South Caldwell HS, North Carolina): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 73-77 CB/SL, above-average to plus upside; good 79 CU; good athlete; good command; deceptive delivery; young for class; 6-3, 225 pounds
  117. RHP Nolan Martinez (Culver City HS, California): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; 69-76 CB/SL with above-average upside; low- to mid-80s CU; young for class; 6-2, 165 pounds
  118. 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)
  119. 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)
  120. 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
  121. Kentucky SR RHP Kyle Cody: 87-94 FB, 95-96 peak; good FB command; above-average 78-84 SL; emerging 81-88 CU; 74-75 CB; really good athlete; 2015: 91-95 FB, 97-98 peak; average 76-82 kCB with plus upside (confirmed, up to 79-84); 86-88 CU with average upside; inconsistent overall command; holds velocity; 2016: 91-96 FB with plus sink; average 78-82 CB; 82-85 SL flashes above-average; average mid-80s (84-86) CU; 6-7, 250 pounds (2013: 7.65 K/9 | 2.97 BB/9 | 4.02 FIP | 57.2 IP) (2014: 4.74 K/9 – 3.08 BB/9 – 38 IP – 2.84 ERA) (2015: 8.59 K/9 – 2.32 BB/9 – 66.0 IP – 4.91 ERA) (2016: 8.10 K/9 – 3.24 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 3.35 ERA)
  122. Florida JR RHP Logan Shore: 87-93 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; more 87-91, 93 peak later in 2016; plus FB command; above-average to plus 77-84 circle-CU, flashes even better (plus-plus, can even sit straight plus at times); inconsistent 78-84 SL/CB (more SL than CB in 2016), average upside but not often there; SL has flashed above-average, but rarely; plus command; 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: 6.37 K/9 – 1.88 BB/9 – 95 IP – 2.16 ERA) (2015: 6.75 K/9 – 1.93 BB/9 – 112.1 IP – 2.73 ERA) (2016: 7.80 K/9 – 1.46 BB/9 – 92.1 IP – 2.44 ERA)
  123. 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)
  124. 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
  125. 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
  126. 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
  127. 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
  128. OF Garrett Hodges (South Effingham HS, Georgia): plus bat speed; power upside; big hit tool; LHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
  129. 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
  130. 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)
  131. 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)
  132. Oklahoma State JR RHP Trey Cobb: 89-94 FB with plus sink, up to 92-96 now; above-average 77-84 SL, flashes plus more consistently now (up to 87); low-80s CU with upside; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: 7.27 K/9 – 4.67 BB/9 – 34.2 IP – 3.12 ERA) (2015: 8.08 K/9 – 2.90 BB/9 – 58.2 IP – 2.59 ERA) (2016: 11.25 K/9 – 3.36 BB/9 – 69.2 IP – 3.49 ERA)
  133. Mississippi State JR RHP Zac Houston: 85-92 FB, 95-97 peak (both as reliever and now a starter); improved 84 SL; split-CU; 2016: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; low-80s SL; 86-89 cutter; 73-75 CB; low-80s CU; 6-5, 230 pounds (2015: 11.53 K/9 – 6.47 BB/9 – 32.0 IP – 3.66 ERA) (2016: 9.79 K/9 – 4.43 BB/9 – 38.2 IP – 1.63 ERA)
  134. RHP Mason Thompson (Round Rock HS, Texas): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 74 CB; good 84 CU; TJ survivor, just coming back now; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-7, 200 pounds
  135. RHP Jonathan Heasley (Prestonwood Christian Academy, Texas): 88-92 FB, 94; leans on CB; promising CU; really good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  136. RHP Zach Trageton (Faith Lutheran HS, Nevada): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good upper-70s CB/SL; young for class; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  137. 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
  138. 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)
  139. 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
  140. 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
  141. RHP Gianluca Dalatri (Christian Brothers Academy, New Jersey): 86-92 FB; 73-75 CB; 79-80 SL with upside; 80-82 CU with sink; plus FB command; good deception; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-6, 250 pounds
  142. RHP/3B Cal Coughlin (Lake Forest HS, Illinois): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; good 74-77 CB; potential plus upper-70s split-CU; mid- to upper-80s (84) cut-SL; good defensive tools; plus arm; power upside; good athlete; quick bat; strong; BHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  143. RHP Drake Fellows (Joliet Catholic Academy, Illinois): 87-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; 77-83 SL, above-average to plus upside; 75-79 CU, above-average upside; 6-5, 220 pounds
  144. RHP Paul Tillotson (Lewis-Palmer HS, Colorado): 87-92 FB with plus sink, 94 peak; good FB command; good low-70s CB; 76-78 CU; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  145. 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)
  146. 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)
  147. 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)
  148. 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)
  149. 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
  150. OF Hunter Bishop (Serra HS, California): above-average speed; strong; good athlete; LHH; 6-4, 190 pounds
  151. OF/1B Dylan Carlson (Elk Grove HS, California): good hit tool; power upside; BHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  152. 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
  153. 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
  154. 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
  155. 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)
  156. RHP Jack Little (Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada): 86-91 FB; above-average 76 CU; 70-71 SL/CB; good command; PG comp: Grayson Long; 6-4, 200 pounds
  157. RHP Easton McGee (Hopkinsville HS, Kentucky): 85-90 FB with sink, 93 peak; 71-73 CB, 77-80 SL; flashes above-average; CU, flashes above-average; good command; deceptive; 6-6, 200 pounds
  158. BYU JR RHP Michael Rucker: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; low-80s SL with above-average upside; mid-70s CB; good low- to mid-80s CU; holds velocity late; Gonzaga transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds (2013: 6.75 K/9 | 2.53 BB/9 | 5.81 FIP | 10.2 IP) (2015: 7.52 K/9 – 3.76 BB/9 – 67.0 IP – 3.22 ERA) (2016: 8.27 K/9 – 2.73 BB/9 – 102.1 IP – 2.73 ERA)
  159. Gonzaga JR RHP Brandon Bailey: 88-93 FB; low- to mid-80s SL (80-81 SL); above-average 78-81 CU; 74-76 CB, flashes above-average; four pitches; plus command; TJ survivor; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: 5.47 K/9 – 2.21 BB/9 – 102 IP – 3.71 ERA) (2015: 8.44 K/9 – 2.78 BB/9 – 96.2 IP – 3.71 ERA) (2016: 11.22 K/9 – 2.78 BB/9 – 100.1 IP – 2.42 ERA)
  160. North Carolina JR RHP Zac Gallen: 87-94 FB, rare 96 peak (97 unconfirmed); plus FB command; average to above-average 82-87 cut-SL, up to 90; 72-76 CB; average 80-86 CU; truer 82-84 SL; good athlete; above-average overall command; 2016: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; 82-84 CU; 72-77 CB; average to above-average 81-85 cut-SL; legit four-pitch mix; 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: 6.54 K/9 – 2.43 BB/9 – 85.1 IP – 4.64 ERA) (2015: 7.93 K/9 – 2.04 BB/9 – 84.0 IP – 2.79 ERA) (2016: 9.44 K/9 – 2.09 BB/9 – 90.2 IP – 2.68 ERA)
  161. RHP Anthony Molina (West Broward HS, Florida): 88-93 FB, 95-96 peak; average 68-74 CB, above-average upside; average 71-75 CU; good athlete; new sidearm delivery; 6-4, 200 pounds
  162. RHP Dalton Feeney (Century HS, North Dakota): 92-96 FB; CB with upside; cut-SL; good athlete; pitching through partially torn UCL; FAVORITE; 6-3, 210 pounds
  163. 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)
  164. 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
  165. 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
  166. 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
  167. 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
  168. 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
  169. 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)
  170. 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)
  171. RHP Nicolas Hanson (Prior Lake HS, Minnesota): 87-93 FB, 95-96 peak; good 75-78 CB, above-average to plus upside; average CU; 6-6, 200 pounds
  172. RHP Riley Self (Magnolia Heights HS, Mississippi): 88-91 FB with sink; average 81-82 CU with above-average upside; 82-83 SL; good command; 6-4, 220 pounds
  173. RHP Dustin May (Northwest HS, Texas): 87-91 FB, 93 peak; 79-81 SL with upside; 72-76 CB; good command; 6-6, 180 pounds
  174. RHP Graham Ashcraft (Huntsville HS, Alabama): 88-96 FB with sink, 99 peak; above-average 76-79 CB/SL; 81-86 CU; 6-2, 210 pounds
  175. Indiana rJR RHP Jake Kelzer: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 84-88 SL, flashes plus; good CB; great athlete; 6-8, 235 pounds (2014: 12.37 K/9 – 2.53 BB/9 – 31 IP – 3.09 ERA) (2015: 7.03 K/9 – 3.82 BB/9 – 73.0 IP – 3.95 ERA) (2016: 10.54 K/9 – 2.63 BB/9 – 41.0 IP – 1.54 ERA)
  176. Houston JR RHP Andrew Lantrip: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; plus FB command; good 78-80 SL; upper-70s CB; 78-84 CU; good athlete; deceptive; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: 33 K/7 BB – 43.1 IP – 1.87 ERA) (2015: 9.16 K/9 – 1.83 BB/9 – 113.1 IP – 2.63 ERA) (2016: 8.40 K/9 – 0.50 BB/9 – 90.0 IP – 2.60 ERA)
  177. TCU rJR RHP Mitchell Traver: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; average or better 79-81 CB; mid-80s SL; CU flashes average; missed 2013 with TJ surgery; 2015: 91-96 FB; plus 81-86 SL; 77-78 CB; 6-7, 250 pounds (2015: 9.08 K/9 – 3.07 BB/9 – 76.1 IP – 1.89 ERA) (2016: 9.84 K/9 – 2.95 BB/9 – 18.1 IP – 2.45 ERA)
  178. LSU SO RHP Austin Bain: 88-93 FB, 94 peak; above-average 80-83 CU, plus upside; 73-75 CB, flashes above-average; good athlete; good command; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: 9.16 K/9 – 3.76 BB/9 – 54.2 IP – 3.93 ERA) (2016: 9.89 K/9 – 3.96 BB/9 – 27.1 IP – 4.61 ERA)
  179. Vanderbilt JR LHP John Kilichowski: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 74-79 CB; average or better 81-84 SL; really good 78-83 CU; above-average command; legit four pitches; 6-5, 210 pounds (2014: 8.61 K/9 – 3.13 BB/9 – 23 IP – 1.57 ERA (2015: 8.60 K/9 – 2.01 BB/9 – 66.2 IP – 2.82 ERA) (2016: 7.11 K/9 – 3.05 BB/9 – 26.2 IP – 5.06 ERA)
  180. Kentucky JR RHP Zack Brown: 90-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; average or better 81-83 CB, flashes plus; 83 SL; average 84-85 CU with upside; iffy command; great athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 5.59 K/9 – 3.41 BB/9 – 28 IP – 5.59 ERA) (2015: 6.87 K/9 – 3.68 BB/9 – 93.0 IP – 3.48 ERA) (2016: 6.62 K/9 – 3.63 BB/9 – 84.1 IP – 6.08 ERA)
  181. OF Francisco Del Valle (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus power upside; quick bat; strong; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  182. 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
  183. 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
  184. 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
  185. RHP/OF Brandon Fraley (Caravel Academy, Delaware): 88-92 FB; 75 CU; very good athlete; plus arm; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds
  186. RHP Brenden Heiss (Jacobs HS, Illinois): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 79-85 CU; good 75-77 CB, flashes plus; deceptive; 6-1, 200 pounds
  187. RHP Grant Gambrell (Buchanan HS, California): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 77-81 CU; good 75-76 CB; good command; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-4, 220 pounds
  188. RHP/1B Alek Manoah (South Dade HS, Florida): 88-94 FB, 95 peak; 81-84 CU with upside; good 73-78 CB/SL; good deception; FAVORITE; 6-6, 250 pounds
  189. Air Force JR RHP Griffin Jax: 86-94 FB, 96 peak; 78-82 CB; low-80s CU; mid-80s SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 4.25 K/9 – 1.88 BB/9 – 90 IP – 5.84 ERA) (2014: .250/.460/.306 – 13 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 36 AB) (2015: 6.29 K/9 – 3.23 BB/9 – 102.2 IP – 5.16 ERA) (2016: 7.69 K/9 – 1.71 BB/9 – 105.1 IP – 2.05 ERA)
  190. Stetson JR RHP Mitchell Jordan: 87-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; average 73-79 CB, above-average upside; average 78-84 CU, above-average upside; 78-81 SL, flashes above-average; above-average to plus command; very smart; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 6.52 K/9 – 2.48 BB/9 – 68 IP – 5.61 ERA) (2015: 7.32 K/9 – 1.89 BB/9 – 71.1 IP – 3.28 ERA) (2016: 8.75 K/9 – 3.45 BB/9 – 73.0 IP – 4.07 ERA)
  191. Central Michigan JR LHP Nick Deeg: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; average or better upside with 79-83 CU, inconsistent but flashes plus; average at best 71-76 CB, firmed up to an improved 79-81 version in Summer ‘15; 84 cutter; deceptive; 6-5, 220 pounds (2014: 7.02 K/9 – 2.85 BB/9 – 81 IP – 4.06 ERA) (2015: 5.60 K/9 – 2.80 BB/9 – 89.2 IP – 3.10 ERA) (2016: 7.90 K/9 – 3.12 BB/9 – 98.0 IP – 3.95 ERA)
  192. 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
  193. 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)
  194. 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)
  195. 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)
  196. 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
  197. 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)
  198. 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)
  199. 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)
  200. 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)
  201. Pepperdine JR RHP AJ Puckett: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 73-78 CB, inconsistent and bad ones get hammered; 79-85 CU, average to above-average upside; 6-4, 180 pounds (2014: 7.74 K/9 – 4.32 BB/9 – 50 IP – 3.60 ERA) (2015: 7.52 K/9 – 2.88 BB/9 – 97.1 IP – 4.36 ERA) (2016: 8.61 K/9 – 2.36 BB/9 – 99.1 IP – 1.27 ERA)
  202. Wisconsin-Whitewater JR RHP Lake Bachar: 88-92 FB, 95 peak; 83-85 SL, average or better upside; mid-70s CB, average or better upside; low-80s CU; plus athlete; fresh arm heading into the season, though overworked some this spring; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: 10.01 K/9 – 1.94 BB/9 – 92.2 IP – 2.53 ERA)
  203. Grayson CC RHP Kyle Weatherly: 90-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; above-average to plus 78-82 SL; average low-80s CU with above-average upside; 6-3, 185 pounds (2016: 11.78 K/9 – 2.26 BB/9 – 75.2 IP – 2.62 ERA)
  204. San Jacinto SO RHP Montana Parsons: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; plus CU; Texas State transfer; FAVORITE; 6-3, 180 pounds (2016: 10.35 K/9 – 2.00 BB/9 – 64.1 IP – 2.38 ERA)
  205. South Carolina JR RHP Wil Crowe: 87-94 FB, 95-96 peak; above-average 78-82 SL; above-average 71-75 CB, flashes plus with plus upside; average 78-83 CU; FB cuts and sinks; BA Tommy Hunter comp; Lance Lynn comp; torn UCL in 4/2015; 6-2, 240 pounds (2014: 5.77 K/9 – 1.86 BB/9 – 91 IP – 2.74 ERA) (2015: 10.41 K/9 – 3.35 BB/9 – 51.1 IP – 4.94 ERA)
  206. Loyola Marymount JR RHP JD Busfield: 85-92 FB with big sink, 94-95 peak; above-average 79-82 SL; above-average 77-85 CU; CB; lots of extension; FAVORITE; 6-7, 230 pounds (2014: 6.35 K/9 – 1.85 BB/9 – 33 IP – 5.29 ERA) (2015: 8.29 K/9 – 3.55 BB/9 – 38.0 IP – 1.89 ERA) (2016: 6.22 K/9 – 1.02 BB/9 – 88.1 IP – 4.08 ERA)
  207. Tennessee JR RHP Kyle Serrano: 90-95 FB with sink, 96-97 peak; above-average 81 CB, flashes plus; CU flashes plus, inconsistent; above-average low-80s SL; iffy control; BA comp: Garrett Richards; I see Jarrod Parker; reminds me some of Buehler; Cape 2015: 89-94 FB with sink; above-average 81-84 SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 6.07 K/9 – 6.22 BB/9 – 59.1 IP – 4.55 ERA) (2015: 7.79 K/9 – 3.98 BB/9 – 54.1 IP – 4.47 ERA) (3.2 IP)
  208. Oregon rSO LHP Matt Krook: 88-93 FB, 95 peak; above-average78-80 CB with plus upside, leans on it heavily; plus 80-84 SL; raw 86-86 CU; good athlete; TJ survivor; Cape 2015: 89-93 FB with plus movement; 79-81 CB/SL, flashes above-average; 83-86 CU, flashes above-average to plus; command still coming back; [FB-CB-CU]; 2016: 88-92 FB; above-average to plus 78-82 SL/CB; mid-80s CU; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 12.00 K/9 – 3.80 BB/9 – 45 IP – 1.80 ERA) (2016: 11.42 K/9 – 8.23 BB/9 – 53.2 IP – 5.03 ERA)
  209. John A. Logan JC FR RHP Matthias Dietz: 90-95 FB as starter, 94-98 FB in relief; average low-80s SL; raw CU; 6-5, 230 pounds (2016: 10.22 K/9 – 0.96 – 103.0 IP – 1.22 ERA)
  210. Heartland CC SO RHP/3B Collin Holderman: 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; average CU; low-80s SL, flashes plus; very good athlete; plus raw power; FAVORITE; 6-5, 220 pounds (2016: 11.14 K/9 – 2.79 BB/9 – 74.1 IP – 1.57 ERA)
  211. RHP/SS Greg Veliz (Key West HS, Florida): 90-96 FB, 98 peak; good 84-87 CU; good 68-78 CB; low-80s SL; quick bat; old for class; strong; quick bat; 6-0, 185 pounds
  212. RHP Tyler Mondile (Gloucester Catholic HS, New Jersey): 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good CU; above-average to plus 76-83 CB; 6-1, 185 pounds
  213. 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)
  214. 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)
  215. 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)
  216. 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)
  217. 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
  218. 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
  219. 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)
  220. Michigan State rJR LHP Cameron Vieaux: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 75-78 CB; 81-83 CU flashes average to above-average; above-average 77-81 SL; legit four-pitch mix; good athlete; 6-5, 200 pounds (2014: 7.23 K/9 – 2.28 BB/9 – 70 IP – 3.17 ERA) (2015: 7.10 K/9 – 3.20 BB/9 – 90.1 IP – 3.50 ERA) (2016: 7.97 K/9 – 1.97 BB/9 – 87.0 IP – 2.28 ERA)
  221. RHP Anthony Locey (Houston County HS, Georgia): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 69-76 CB, better firmer; 74-78 CU; SL; four-pitch mix; 6-3, 240 pounds
  222. RHP Skylar Szynski (Penn HS, Indiana): 88-94 FB, 95 peak; good 76-80 CB/SL; 84-86 CU; good FB command; 6-2, 210 pounds
  223. LHP Lucas Krull (Mill Valley HS, Kansas): 87-92 FB; average 73-75 SL/CB, above-average upside; upper-70s CU; good athlete; young for class; has some Puk-like qualities; 6-7, 220 pounds
  224. RHP/C Nathan Walker (Carlsbad HS, California): 88-91 FB with sink; mid-70s CB; good glove; young for class; 6-5, 185 pounds
  225. RHP Will Reese (Anacoco HS, Louisiana): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; plus athlete; FAVORITE; 6-3, 170 pounds
  226. UC Santa Barbara JR RHP Shane Bieber: 85-90 FB with plus sink, 92 peak; above-average yet inconsistent 79-85 CU; average to above-average 78-81 SL/CB, true hybrid; plus command; good athlete; good deception; holds velocity; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 5.60 K/9 – 1.53 BB/9 – 52 IP – 3.74 ERA) (2015: 7.57 K/9 – 1.04 BB/9 – 112.2 IP – 2.23 ERA) (2016: 7.22 K/9 – 1.13 BB/9 – 119.2 IP – 2.86 ERA)
  227. British Columbia JR RHP Curtis Taylor: 90-93 FB, 94-95 peak; average or better SL; average or better splitter; FAVORITE; 6-5, 210 pounds (2016: 11.10 K/9 – 2.16 BB/9 – 91.2 IP – 1.96 ERA)
  228. RHP Travis Marr (Regis Jesuit HS, Colorado): 85-90 FB with sink, 91 peak; good mid-70s CB; 80 CU; ground ball stuff; 6-4, 200 pounds
  229. 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)
  230. 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)
  231. 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)
  232. 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)
  233. 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)
  234. 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)
  235. Mississippi rJR RHP Brady Bramlett: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; good 77-79 SL; oddly effective 66-71 CB; low-80s CU; smart pitcher; good command; torn labrum in 2013; BA comp: Lance Lynn; 2015: 84-89 FB; plus FB command; plus deception; 2016: 90-94 FB; 6-4, 250 pounds (2013: 9.38 K/9 | 3.75 BB/9 | 3.38 FIP | 24 IP) (2015: 8.89 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 84.1 IP – 3.75 ERA) (2016: 10.50 K/9 – 2.52 BB/9 – 82.1 IP – 3.17 ERA)
  236. California Baptist JR RHP Tyson Miller: 87-94 FB; good 79-84 SL; 77-79 CB; good 82-86 CU; 6-5, 200 pounds (2016: 7.74 K/9 – 1.93 BB/9 – 107.0 IP – 2.27 ERA)
  237. Arkansas JR RHP Dominic Taccolini: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good 76-79 SL; above-average CU, flashes plus; 6-3, 230 pounds (2014: 5.81 K/9 – 3.48 BB/9 – 31 IP – 4.94 ERA) (2015: 7.83 K/9 – 4.79 BB/9 – 77.0 IP – 4.32 ERA) (2016: 7.63 K/9 – 3.25 BB/9 – 72.0 IP – 5.75 ERA)
  238. San Jacinto SO LHP Devin Smeltzer: 85-91 FB, 94-95 peak; 84-85 cut-SL flashes plus; good 76-82 true SL; 73-75 CB; 80-81 CU; plus command; plus deception; Florida Gulf Coast transfer; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: 7.10 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 52.1 IP – 6.23 ERA) (*2016*: 12.57 K/9 – 2.26 BB/9 – 91.2 IP – 1.18 ERA)
  239. LHP Travis Hosterman (Hagerty HS, Florida): 86-92 FB; above-average 73-76 CB/SL; 79-80 CU with average upside; good command; younger for class; 6-2, 190 pounds
  240. LHP Ben Brecht (New Trier Township HS, Illinois): 88-91 FB; 65-71 CB; FAVORITE; 6-8, 200 pounds
  241. RHP Chris Lincoln (Rancho Verde HS, California): 85-90 FB with sink; good 77-79 CU; upper-70s CB; SL; PG comp: Triston McKenzie; 6-4, 170 pounds
  242. RHP/SS Tobias Myers (Winter Haven HS, Florida): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; low- to mid-70s CB (71-73); good 79 CU; young for class; 6-2, 175 pounds
  243. RHP/3B Ray Gaither (Coppell HS, Texas): 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average 76-79 CB/SL; good athlete; 6-3, 220 pounds
  244. RHP Jordan Balazovic (St. Martin’s SS, Ontario): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; good CU; 74-75 CB; SL; young for class; 6-4, 180 pounds
  245. 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)
  246. 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
  247. 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
  248. 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
  249. SS Francisco Thomas (Osceloa HS, Puerto Rico): power upside; good approach; average speed; really good athlete; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  250. 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)
  251. 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)
  252. 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)
  253. 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)
  254. 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)
  255. 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)
  256. 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)
  257. 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)
  258. LHP/OF Andrew Baker (Ridge Community HS, Florida): 86-92 FB; good 74-81 SL; good deception; good athlete; above-average to plus speed; above-average arm; quick bat; LHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
  259. LHP JJ Bleday (Crawford Mosley HS, Florida): 85-90 FB; good 75 CB; good 80 CU; good athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds
  260. RHP Austin Shields (St. Mary’s Catholic SS, Ontario): 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; low-80s SL with upside; 6-6, 225 pounds
  261. RHP Trey Benton (West Columbus HS, North Carolina): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; good 78-82 CU with sink; emerging 73 CB, flashes above-average; FAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds
  262. OF Trevyne Carter (Soddy Daisy HS, Tennessee): above-average to plus speed; great athlete; 6-3, 185 pounds
  263. OF/RHP Michael Toglia (Gig Harbor HS, Washington): plus power upside; strong arm; great athlete; low-90s FB; BHH; 6-5, 200 pounds
  264. 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)
  265. 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)
  266. 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)
  267. RHP Cameron Planck (Rowan County HS, Kentucky): 90-94 FB, 95 peak; average or better 83 SL; low-80s CB; mid-80s CU; 6-4, 220 pounds
  268. RHP Tyler Myrick (Columbia HS, Florida): 88-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; 76-78 CB; CU with upside; ground ball guy; young for class; 6-0, 180 pounds
  269. RHP Will Ethridge (Parkview HS, Georgia): 86-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; above-average 78-83 SL, flashes plus; above-average 81-85 CU; 6-5, 200 pounds
  270. LHP Graeme Stinson (Norcross HS, Georgia): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 78-80 SL/CB; 80-81 CU; 6-5, 240 pounds
  271. LHP Zack Thompson (Wapahani HS, Indiana): 85-91 FB, 93-94 peak; good 72-75 CB; good 80-85 CU; 6-2, 180 pounds
  272. RHP Cole Duensing (Blue Valley Northwest HS, Kansas): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 77-81 SL; good athlete; 6-4, 180 pounds
  273. RHP Jordan Jones (Kentwood HS, Washington): 87-92 FB, 93 peak; good CU; 77 breaking ball; good athlete; deceptive delivery; 6-2, 175 pounds
  274. RHP Zach Hess (Liberty Christian HS, Virginia): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 76-82 CB/SL flashes above-average, plus upside; 78-80 CU; very deceptive; older for class; iffy delivery; very good athlete; 6-5, 200 pounds
  275. RHP Bryse Wilson (Orange HS, North Carolina): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 78-82 CU; average or better 77-80 SL, above-average upside; good deception; 6-1, 215 pounds
  276. RHP Ryan Zeferjahn (Seaman HS, Kansas): 85-92 FB, 94-95 peak; average 75-83 SL, flashes above-average; average CU, raw; good athlete; 6-4, 190 pounds
  277. 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
  278. C Jake Sullivan (Durant HS, Florida): plus raw power; strong; quick bat; older for class; RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
  279. C/1B Andy Yerzy (York Mills Collegiate Institute, Ontario): above-average raw power; good approach; has defensive questions to answer; 6-3, 215 pounds
  280. RHP Chris Rodriguez (Monsignor Edward Pace HS, Florida): 90-95 FB; cut-SL flashes plus; young for class; 6-2, 180 pounds
  281. RHP Todd Peterson (Lake Mary HS, Florida): 86-93 FB, 95 peak; mid-70s (77-80) CB with upside; upper-70s SL; 82-85 CU; legit four-pitch mix; 6-5, 200 pounds
  282. RHP Garrett Gooden (St. Pius X Catholic HS, Georgia): 86-90 FB with sink, 92 peak; 71-74 CB; 83 CU; 6-5, 210 pounds
  283. Minnesota SR LHP Dalton Sawyer: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; 74-76 CB/SL with above-average upside; emerging CU; BA/D1 comp: Tom Windle; 6-5, 215 pounds (2013: 9.08 K/9 | 4.54 BB/9 | 3.61 FIP | 35.2 IP) (2014: 8.46 K/9 – 4.63 BB/9 – 44.2 IP – 2.62 ERA) (2015: 6.84 K/9 – 5.76 BB/9 – 49 IP.2 – 4.50 ERA) (2016: 10.66 K/9 – 4.00 BB/9 – 94.2 IP – 3.33 ERA)
  284. Texas A&M JR RHP Mark Ecker: 90-96 FB, 98-99 peak; 83-85 CB/SL; 83-85 CU with plus upside; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: 9.82 K/9 – 3.55 BB/9 – 33.0 IP – 2.45 ERA) (2016: 10.64 K/9 – 0.82 BB/9 – 44.0 IP – 0.41 ERA)
  285. Florida rSO LHP Scott Moss: 90-94 FB; upper-70s CB; SL with average upside; good low-80s CU; TJ survivor; 6-5, 215 pounds (2016: 12.35 K/9 – 3.58 BB/9 – 22.2 IP – 1.59 ERA)
  286. Auburn JR RHP Keegan Thompson: 87-94 FB, 95 peak; plus 74-75 CB; plus 78-79 SL; good CU; plus FB command; power upside; Jonathan Gray comp; TJ surgery in 2015; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .244/.273/.285 – 4 BB/21 K – 1/1 SB – 123 AB) (2014: 7.33 K/9 – 2.31 BB/9 – 89.2 IP – 2.01 ERA) (2015: 7.97 K/9 – 2.06 BB/9 – 69.2 IP – 3.09 ERA)
  287. Henry Ford CC LHP Kyle Roberts: 95 peak; above-average upper-70s to low-80s SL, plus upside; CB; CU; 6-6, 210 pounds (2016: 14.28 K/9 – 8.41 BB/9 – 46.0 IP – 3.72 ERA)
  288. Northwest Florida State SO RHP Jake Godfrey: 89-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; plus 78-82 CB; potential plus 82-84 SL; 81-84 CU; LSU transfer; 6-3, 215 pounds (2016: 7.89 K/9 – 3.95 BB/9 – 43.1 IP – 3.53 ERA)
  289. Oregon rJR LHP Cole Irvin: 86-92 FB, 93 peak; average 72-74 CB; 78 CU with plus upside; emerging 81-82 SL/cutter with upside, flashes plus; strong pitchability; good control; good athlete; great move; 2015: 85-90 FB, 92 peak; 88-92 (94) by end of season; 70-72 CB, up in the upper-70s lately and better; 79-81 CU with above-average to plus upside; 75-77 SL; TJ survivor; 2016: 85-92 FB, 94 peak; average upper-70s SL; low-70s CB; above-average CU; cutter; 6-3, 180 pounds (2013: 4.81 K/9 | 1.63 BB/9 | 4.62 FIP | 116 IP) (2015: 5.01 K/9 – 2.73 BB/9 – 79.0 IP – 4.10 ERA) (2016: 7.97 K/9 – 1.37 BB/9 – 105.0 IP – 3.17 ERA)
  290. 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
  291. 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
  292. 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)
  293. 1B/3B Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, California): plus bat speed; power upside; good athlete; good speed; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds
  294. 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)
  295. 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)
  296. 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)
  297. OF Christian Long (Westside HS, Texas): plus athlete; quick bat; good approach; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  298. OF Jordan Wiley (Richland HS, Texas): easy CF range; plus speed; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  299. 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
  300. 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)
  301. 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)
  302. 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)
  303. 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)
  304. 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)
  305. OF Wyatt Featherston (Green Mountain HS, Colorado): good speed; good athlete; power upside; good approach; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds
  306. OF EP Reese (North Davidson HS, North Carolina): plus speed, uses it very well; good arm; good hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
  307. OF Dominic Fletcher (Cypress HS, California): quick bat; really good defender in CF; plus arm; average or better speed; LHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
  308. 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)
  309. 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)
  310. 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)
  311. 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)
  312. Texas A&M JR RHP Ryan Hendrix: 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; average or better 79-85 CB, flashes plus; emerging 83-86 CU; Jeff Farnsworth comp; 2016: 94-96 FB, 98 peak; 83-86 SL, flashes plus; 83-86 CU; CB; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 9.00 K/9 – 6.00 BB/9 – 8 IP – 7.00 ERA) (2015: 10.53 K/9 – 3.97 BB/9 – 59.0 IP – 3.66 ERA) (2016: 13.33 K/9 – 7.41 BB/9 – 24.1 IP – 6.66 ERA)
  313. Mississippi State JR LHP Daniel Brown: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average to above-average 78-84 cut-SL; good low-80s CU; mid-70s CB; 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: 12.60 K/9 – 5.40 BB/9 – 20.1 IP – 4.95 ERA)
  314. Cal Poly JR RHP Justin Calomeni: 88-94 FB, 97 peak; sinking CU; 80-85 SL with plus upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: 8.14 K/9 – 2.22 BB/9 – 73 IP – 3.70 ERA) (2015: 8.00 K/9 – 3.25 BB/9 – 36.0 IP – 5.00 ERA) (2016: 13.84 K/9 – 4.32 BB/9 – 39.2 IP – 2.95 ERA)
  315. LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc (Jefferson HS, Iowa): 85-90 FB; good 78-80 CU; above-average to plus 70-74 CB; SL; good command; 6-4, 200 pounds
  316. Yavapai JC SO LHP JoJo Romero: 88-92 FB; average SL; average CU; good athlete; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: 10.21 K/9 – 4.04 BB/9 – 113.2 IP – 3.64 ERA)
  317. 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)
  318. 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)
  319. 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)
  320. 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)
  321. SS Josh Smith (Catholic HS, Louisiana): really good glove; above-average arm; average speed; average hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
  322. 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)
  323. College of Charleston rSO RHP Bailey Ober: 2015 TJ surgery; 86-92 FB; good 72-77 CB; good 79-82 CU, flashes plus; plus command; 2016: 86-90 FB with sink; good 80-82 CU; above-average command; good athlete; 6-8, 215 pounds (2014: 7.15 K/9 – 1.60 BB/9 – 106 IP – 1.51 ERA) (2016: 8.91 K/9 – 2.51 BB/9 – 97.0 IP – 3.53 ERA)
  324. Oregon JR RHP Stephen Nogosek: 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; 77-79 SL with plus upside; good 84-85 CU; above-average 77-80 CB; honest four-pitch mix; good athlete; 6-1, 170 pounds (2014: 6.75 K/9 – 4.00 BB/9 – 35 IP – 2.50 ERA) (2015: 9.31 K/9 – 5.28 BB/9 – 58.0 IP – 2.02 ERA) (2016: 9.98 K/9 – 3.10 BB/9 – 40.2 IP – 1.11 ERA)
  325. RHP Matt Cleveland (Windsor HS, Connecticut): 88-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; average 75-76 CB; 74-76 SL; low-80s CU; good athlete; 6-5, 200 pounds
  326. Dartmouth SR RHP Duncan Robinson: low-90s FB; good SL; emerging CU; CB; 6-6, 220 pounds (2014: 6.55 K/9 – 2.95 BB/9 – 54 IP – 2.95 ERA) (2015: 7.20 K/9 – 1.66 BB/9 – 65.1 IP – 2.63 ERA) (2016: 9.58 K/9 – 0.92 BB/9 – 68.2 IP – 3.28 ERA)
  327. Northeastern JR RHP Dustin Hunt: 87-93 FB, 94-95 peak; 6-5, 200 pounds (2014: 7.92 K/9 – 3.25 BB/9 – 82 IP – 2.49 ERA) (2015: 9.46 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 78.0 IP – 4.96 ERA) (2016: 9.73 K/9 – 2.83 BB/9 – 86.0 IP – 2.72 ERA)
  328. 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)
  329. 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)
  330. 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)
  331. Cal State Fullerton JR RHP Dylan Prohoroff: 90-94 FB, 97 peak; above-average 78-83 SL/CB; 6-3, 215 pounds (2016: 10.25 K/9 – 1.71 BB/9 – 26.1 IP – 0.68 ERA)
  332. Cal State Fullerton JR RHP Chad Hockin: 87-93 FB, 95-96 peak; above-average 83-87 cut-SL; emerging 80-81 CU; upper-70s CB; good athlete; stuff has played up in relief; 2016: 92-96 FB, 97 peak; 83-87 SL, flashes plus; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 5.68 K/9 – 3.32 BB/9 – 18 IP – 5.21 ERA) (2015: 8.50 K/9 – 1.50 BB/9 – 18.1 IP – 3.00 ERA) (2016: 8.06 K/9 – 2.46 BB/9 – 25.2 IP – 1.05 ERA)
  333. RHP Mark Potter (Melbourne Central Catholic HS, Florida): 85-92 FB, 94 peak; average CU; average CB; 6-7, 250 pounds
  334. Coastal Carolina rJR RHP Alex Cunningham: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average 75-76 CB; good 76-79 CU with sink; 80 SL; good overall command; recovered from fractured elbow; 6-1, 210 pounds (2013: 6.30 K/9 | 4.20 BB/9 | 4.76 FIP | 30 IP) (2015: 8.85 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 59.2 IP – 2.55 ERA) (2016: 8.13 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 93.0 IP – 3.87 ERA)
  335. Emporia State rSO LHP Tyler Stubblefield: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; raw SL with upside; 78-82 CU with above-average to plus upside; great athlete; good deception; ACL injury in 2015; Texas A&M transfer; 6-4, 210 pounds (2014: 9.31 K/9 – 3.36 BB/9 – 59 IP – 5.66 ERA) (2015: 7.50 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 12.0 IP – 5.25 ERA) (*2016*: 8.72 K/9 – 2.74 BB/9 – 105.1 IP – 2.65 ERA)
  336. Albany JR RHP Stephen Woods: 88-94 FB, 95-96 peak; average 79 CB, up to upper-80s now, plus upside; 85-87 CU with upside; good 84-87 cut-SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 7.80 K/9 – 9.90 BB/9 – 30 IP – 11.10 ERA) (2015: 9.17 K/9 – 7.00 BB/9 – 54.1 IP – 4.00 ERA) (2016: 12.26 K/9 – 5.71 BB/9 – 64.2 IP – 5.57 ERA)
  337. LHP Jonathan Gettys (Gainesville HS, Georgia): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average or better 75-80 CB with above-average upside; emerging CU; 6-2, 215 pounds
  338. Delta State JR LHP Dalton Moats: 86-90 FB; CB flashes plus; CU with upside; Coastal Carolina transfer; 6-3, 185 pounds (2014: 2.77 K/9 – 4.85 BB/9 – 39 IP – 6.46 ERA) (2015*: 9.50 K/9 – 2.55 BB/9 – 2.43 ERA – 77.2 IP) (*2016*: 9.24 K/9 – 2.00 BB/9 – 112.0 IP – 2.65 ERA)
  339. Holy Cross JR RHP Jon Escobar: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; 72-76 CB; good command; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: 7.87 K/9 – 8.25 BB/9 – 24 IP – 5.62 ERA) (2016: 12.11 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 26.0 IP – 2.08 ERA)
  340. OF Preston Jones (Mountain View HS, Washington): strong hit tool; easy CF range; good speed; good athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds
  341. 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
  342. 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)
  343. 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)
  344. 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)
  345. 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)
  346. 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)
  347. 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)
  348. OF Jose Layer (Colegio Angel David, Puerto Rico): plus speed; strong arm; CF range; good athlete; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
  349. 3B/OF Anthony Gonnella (Riverside HS, Florida): plus power upside; LHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
  350. 3B/RHP Mason Studstill (Rockledge HS, Florida): big raw power; 86-91 FB; 73-78 breaking ball; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  351. 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)
  352. 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)
  353. 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)
  354. RHP Morgan McSweeney (Worcester Academy, Massachusetts): 87-91 FB; good FB command; mid-70s breaking ball; 80 CU with upside; good command; 6-3, 200 pounds
  355. Bradley JR RHP Matt Dennis: 89-93 FB, 94 peak; plus CU; good low-70s CB; good command; Aaron Heilman comp; 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: 9.46 K/9 – 4.38 BB/9 – 39 IP – 4.15 ERA) (2015: 8.44 K/9 – 3.56 BB/9 – 47.2 IP – 1.50 ERA) (2016: 7.99 K/9 – 3.47 BB/9 – 85.2 IP – 3.89 ERA)
  356. Ball State JR RHP Zach Plesac: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 80-81 CU, flashes plus; 75-77 CB with average upside; SL; great athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: 7.09 K/9 – 3.49 BB/9 – 85 IP – 2.12 ERA) (2015: 6.48 K/9 – 3.20 BB/9 – 107.1 IP – 3.28 ERA) (2016: .304/.381/.536 – 5 BB/9 K – 0/2 SB – 56 AB) (2016: 9.07 K/9 – 2.96 BB/9 – 48.2 IP – 4.25 ERA)
  357. Washington State JR RHP Ian Hamilton: 90-96 FB, 99 peak in relief; above-average 80-86 SL, flashes plus; 82-84 CU; really good athlete; PG comp: Sonny Gray; 2016: 90-93 FB; 83-84 SL, flashes plus; 80-82 CU with upside; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: 7.20 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 30 IP – 2.70 ERA) (2015: 7.74 K/9 – 3.56 BB/9 – 43.0 IP – 1.67 ERA) (2016: 6.41 K/9 – 3.21 BB/9 – 87.0 IP – 4.86 ERA)
  358. Texas A&M SO RHP Brigham Hill: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; 78-80 SL; plus low-80s (83-85) split-CU; good mid-70s CB; good athlete; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: 10.89 K/9 – 4.26 BB/9 – 18.2 IP – 5.21 ERA) (2016: 9.46 K/9 – 2.32 BB/9 – 92.1 IP – 1.95 ERA)
  359. North Florida SR RHP/1B Corbin Olmstead: 88-92 FB; plus SL; very smart; plus raw power; FAVORITE; 6-3, 225 pounds (2013: .287/.329/.353 – 8 BB/24 K – 1/2 SB – 150 AB) (2013: 9.29 K/9 | 1.51 BB/9 | 3.51 FIP | 41.2 IP) (2014: .358/.407/.601 – 13 BB/21 K – 1/1 SB – 173 AB) (2014: 6.32 K/9 – 2.05 BB/9 – 57 IP – 6.16 ERA) (2015: .308/.362/.561 – 16 BB/37 K – 3/3 SB – 214 AB) (2015: 12.34 K/9 – 2.31 BB/9 – 35.1 IP – 0.26 ERA) (2016: .359/.438/.558 – 30 BB/33 K – 2/3 SB – 231 AB) (2016: 9.39 K/9 – 4.14 BB/9 – 32.2 IP – 1.65 ERA)
  360. Air Force JR LHP Jacob DeVries: 87-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 74-81 CB; 82-83 CU; reminds me of Jeff Degano; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: 8.47 K/9 – 5.61 BB/9 – 84.2 IP – 4.66 ERA) (2016: 7.78 K/9 – 7.41 BB/9 – 63.2 IP – 5.09 ERA)
  361. LHP Garret Rukes (Pine Crest HS, Florida): 85-88 FB; above-average CB, plus upside; good command; good deception; 6-4, 180 pounds
  362. RHP Owen Griffith (South Aiken HS, South Carolina): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average 75-77 CB; good 78 CU; 6-1, 185 pounds
  363. 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)
  364. 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
  365. 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)
  366. 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)
  367. 1B/3B Simon Landry (Ponchatoula HS, Louisiana): plus raw power; above-average arm; slow; 6-3, 230 pounds
  368. 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)
  369. 1B Bryant Packard (DH Conley HS, North Carolina): quick bat; strong; good glove; good athlete; hits it everywhere; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  370. 1B Spencer Brickhouse (Zebulon HS, North Carolina): strong; plus power upside; LHH; 6-3, 225 pounds
  371. 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)
  372. LHP Ryan Rolison (University School of Jackson, Tennessee): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; 74-76 CB; 81 CU; good command; old for class; 6-2, 190 pounds
  373. TCU JR RHP Brian Howard: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; 81-88 cut-SL, flashes plus; 72-79 CB needs work; emerging low-80s SL; emerging 79-82 CU; good command; good athlete; 6-9, 185 pounds (2014: 9.69 K/9 – 6.92 BB/9 – 15 IP – 3.60 ERA) (2015: 9.00 K/9 – 2.74 BB/9 – 46.0 IP – 3.52 ERA) (2016: 8.16 K/9 – 2.62 BB/9 – 86.0 IP – 3.56 ERA)
  374. Michigan State rSO RHP Dakota Mekkes: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 82-83 SL; 76 CB; CU; plus deception; 6-7, 250 pounds (2015: 9.75 K/9 – 5.25 BB/9 – 12.0 IP – 5.25 ERA) (2016: 15.16 K/9 – 6.47 BB/9 – 57.0 IP – 1.74 ERA)
  375. Georgia JR LHP Connor Jones: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average or better mid-70s CB (78-81); 79-80 CU; really intriguing splitter; good athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: 8.84 K/9 – 4.42 BB/9 – 75.1 IP – 4.66 ERA)
  376. Louisville JR LHP Drew Harrington: 88-92 FB that moves, 93 peak; above-average to plus 76-82 SL/CB, leans on it; average 79-84 CU; good command; deceptive; Frankie Pilliere comp: Ron Villone; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: 8.42 K/9 – 1.73 BB/9 – 36.1 IP – 4.95 ERA) (2015: 12.19 K/9 – 3.48 BB/9 – 31.0 IP – 0.29 ERA) (2016: 6.95 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 103.2 IP – 2.08 ERA)
  377. Mississippi JR RHP Chad Smith: 90-95 FB, 97 peak; good yet inconsistent 80-83 CB/SL, flashes plus; CU; 6-4, 200 pounds (2016: 9.36 K/9 – 5.04 BB/9 – 59.2 IP – 4.22 ERA)
  378. Texas A&M SR RHP Andrew Vinson: 86-91 FB; good 75-77 CB; good CU; good athlete; 6-0, 180 pounds (2013: 9.45 K/9 | 4.05 BB/9 | 4.89 FIP | 20 IP) (2014: 8.27 K/9 – 2.68 BB/9 – 36 IP – 2.92 ERA) (2015: 9.00 K/9 – 1.97 BB/9 – 63.2 IP – 2.11 ERA) (2016: 10.19 K/9 – 1.48 BB/9 – 48.2 IP – 2.40 ERA)
  379. Missouri rSR RHP Reggie McClain: 85-91 FB with sink; 78-82 CB/SL; plus to plus-plus 76-81 CU; great athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: 7.13 K/9 – 1.69 BB/9 – 101.0 IP – 3.56 ERA) (2016: 8.38 K/9 – 0.80 BB/9 – 101.0 IP – 3.65 ERA)
  380. RHP/C Adley Rutschman (Sherwood HS, Oregon): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; mid-70s CB; good athlete; strong arm; power upside; 6-2, 210 pounds
  381. St. John’s SR RHP Thomas Hackimer: 85-90 FB with sink, 92-93 peak; above-average 84 SL; average CU; submarine delivery; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: 9.84 K/9 – 3.09 BB/9 – 31 IP – 4.22 ERA) (2015: 9.52 K/9 – 3.98 BB/9 – 51.2 IP – 1.90 ERA) (2016: 11.92 K/9 – 3.19 BB/9 – 53.2 IP – 1.17 ERA)
  382. Buffalo rJR RHP Mike Kaelin: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average 81-82 SL; CB; CU; reliever all the way; FAVORITE; 5-9, 185 pounds (2015: 12.14 K/9 – 2.51 BB/9 – 43.1 IP – 3.35 ERA) (2016: 11.31 K/9 – 1.54 BB/9 – 35.0 IP – 4.11 ERA)
  383. RHP Andrew Schultz (Greater Atlanta Christian School, Georgia): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 77-78 SL/CB with upside; CU; 6-4, 200 pounds
  384. South Carolina JR RHP Taylor Widener: 87-92 FB with sink, 93-94 peak; good 81-84 cut-SL, plus upside; 77-80 CB; CU with upside; good athlete; big power upside; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .191/.283/.191 – 6 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 47 AB) (2014: 8.55 K/9 – 3.38 BB/9 – 40 IP – 1.80 ERA) (2015: 12.38 K/9 – 5.34 BB/9 – 32.0 IP – 4.78 ERA) (2016: 10.94 K/9 – 2.12 BB/9 – 51.0 IP – 4.06 ERA)
  385. Oklahoma State JR RHP Tyler Buffett: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; plus 81-84 cut-SL; 84 CU; 79-81 CB; four-pitch mix; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: 5.89 K/9 – 3.93 BB/9 – 55 IP – 2.95 ERA) (2015: 6.55 K/9 – 1.43 BB/9 – 44.1 IP – 3.68 ERA) (2016: 8.83 K/9 – 3.88 BB/9 – 67.1 IP – 3.34 ERA)
  386. Mississippi State JR RHP Austin Sexton: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average to plus 78-81 CU; good upper-70s (78-80) CB/SL with plus upside; good athlete; FAVORITE; old Chris Stratton comp; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: 7.22 K/9 – 2.84 BB/9 – 76.1 IP – 3.79 ERA) (2016: 8.66 K/9 – 2.26 BB/9 – 95.2 IP – 3.67 ERA)
  387. Miami JR RHP Bryan Garcia: 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; good 79-80 SL; CU; Chris Perez comp; velocity down in 2015, 90-95 in 2016; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: 9.88 K/9 – 3.35 BB/9 – 51 IP – 1.76 ERA) (2015: 8.64 K/9 – 4.55 BB/9 – 39.2 IP – 2.50 ERA) (2016: 13.26 K/9 – 4.33 BB/9 – 35.1 IP – 2.04 ERA)
  388. North Carolina JR RHP AJ Bogucki: 87-94 FB, 96 peak; really good mid-70s CB (76-78); average 78-86 SL, flashes plus; good command; good athlete; 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: 10.27 K/9 – 4.94 BB/9 – 23.2 IP – 2.28 ERA) (2015: 12.94 K/9 – 6.19 BB/9 – 16.1 IP – 5.06 ERA) (2016: 9.48 K/9 – 4.47 BB/9 – 50.1 IP – 2.86 ERA)
  389. RHP/3B Chris Machamer (Washington HS, Ohio): 90-94 FB; CB with average upside; raw CU; power upside; strong arm; good glove; older for class; 6-2, 185 pounds
  390. OF Todd Lott (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): plus raw power; average arm; slow; RHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
  391. OF Cade Cabbiness (Bixby HS, Oklahoma): plus athlete; strong; plus arm; above-average raw power; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  392. 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)
  393. 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)
  394. 2B/SS Ben Baird (Agoura HS, California): average hit tool; average speed; average arm; good glove; 6-2, 180 pounds
  395. OF Clayton Keyes (Bishop Carroll HS, Alberta): power upside; good speed; young for class; quick bat; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds
  396. OF Edmond Americaan (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): good athlete; plus speed; CF range; above-average arm; older for class; LHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
  397. 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
  398. 3B/SS Daniel Bakst (Poly Prep Country Day School, New York): power upside; good defensive tools; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
  399. RHP Alex Haynes (Central HS, Tennessee): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; low-70s SL; 6-3, 190 pounds
  400. RHP Kevin Roliard (Spring Klein HS, Texas): 89-93 FB with sink, 94 peak; 76-81 CB/SL; 79-83 CU; good athlete; 6-3, 175 pounds
  401. RHP Austin Franklin (Paxton HS, Florida): 86-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average 78 CB; 6-3, 220 pounds
  402. RHP/C John McMillon (Jasper HS, Texas): 95-96 peak; big raw power; LHH; 6-3, 235 pounds
  403. Vanderbilt JR RHP Hayden Stone: 86-91 FB, 93 peak; plus to plus-plus 81-87 SL/CB; TJ surgery in 4/15; average CU; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: 12.41 K/9 – 2.17 BB/9 – 58 IP – 1.71 ERA) (2016: 10.14 K/9 – 5.49 BB/9 – 21.1 IP – 4.22 ERA)
  404. Texas A&M SO RHP Jace Vines: 88-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; 83-84 CU; 83-86 SL with plus upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: 8.56 K/9 – 2.66 BB/9 – 61.0 IP – 4.87 ERA)
  405. RHP Korey Bell (Brentwood HS, Tennessee): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good athlete; 6-5, 240 pounds
  406. LHP Dion Henderson (DH Conley HS, North Carolina): 86-90 FB, 92 peak; 64-70 CB; 72-75 CU; 6-4, 200 pounds
  407. LHP Miles Sandum (Granite Hills HS, California): 87-91 FB, 93 peak; good 74-77 SL; mid-70s CU; mid-60s CB, up to 73-75; 6-4, 215 pounds
  408. Wake Forest JR RHP Parker Dunshee: 87-93 FB; average 78-84 SL; improved 83-84 CU; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: 7.74 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 49 IP – 2.16 ERA) (2015: 9.30 K/9 – 4.15 BB/9 – 71.2 IP – 2.89 ERA) (2016: 9.06 K/9 – 2.84 BB/9 – 101.1 IP – 3.20 ERA)
  409. North Carolina State JR RHP Cory Wilder: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; good 77-83 SL, flashes plus; good 78-86 CU; average 76-79 CB; 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: 9.00 K/9 – 11.00 BB/9 – 9.0 IP – 7.00 ERA) (2015: 11.06 K/9 – 8.26 BB/9 – 64.1 IP – 3.50 ERA) (2016: 6.36 K/9 – 4.77 BB/9 – 56.2 IP – 4.61 ERA)
  410. Dallas Baptist rJR LHP Colin Poche: 86-92 FB, 93 peak; SL flashes plus; average low- to mid-70s (74) CB; average CU, flashes plus; good command; good deception; good athlete; missed 2015 season (TJ surgery); BA comp: Sean Gilmartin; old PG comp: Andy Pettitte; 2016: 90 FB; low-80s breaking ball; 6-3, 215 pounds (2013: 10.98 K/9 | 5.03 BB/9 | 2.76 FIP | 19.2 IP) (2014: 6.46 K/9 – 6.23 BB/9 – 39 IP – 3.00 ERA) (2016: 7.60 K/9 – 2.75 BB/9 – 98.1 IP – 2.38 ERA)
  411. LSU JR LHP Jared Poche’: 86-91 FB, 92-93 peak; above-average or better 73-78 CB, flashes plus; really good 78-82 CU, easily average or better; good mid-80s cutter; good command; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: 5.11 K/9 – 2.55 BB/9 – 91.2 IP – 2.45 ERA) (2015: 5.94 K/9 – 2.06 BB/9 – 109.1 IP – 3.06 ERA) (2016: 7.45 K/9 – 3.38 BB/9 – 90.2 IP – 3.47 ERA)
  412. 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
  413. SS/2B Reed Smith (Russellville HS, Alabama): quick bat; easy plus speed; interesting defensive tools; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
  414. SS Zachary Watson (West Ouachita HS, Louisiana): plus-plus speed; good hit tool; little power; 6-0, 165 pounds
  415. 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)
  416. 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)
  417. 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)
  418. 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)
  419. North Carolina JR RHP Spencer Trayner: 88-93 FB, 95 peak; good 75-78 CB; good 79-83 SL; good 79-82 split-CU, flashes plus; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: 7.55 K/9 – 3.66 BB/9 – 39.1 IP – 1.60 ERA) (2015: 8.59 K/9 – 4.91 BB/9 – 22.1 IP – 4.91 ERA) (2016: 8.25 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 36.0 IP – 2.50 ERA)
  420. RHP DJ Roberts (Atlantic Coast HS, Florida): 86-94 FB, 95 peak; 77-80 CU; average or better 73-77 CB; average or better 76 SL; legit four-pitch mix; torn labrum puts his future in question; 6-2, 220 pounds
  421. Utah FR RHP Riley Ottesen: 94-96 peak; 6-0, 175 pounds (2016: 9.47 K/9 – 4.03 BB/9 – 38.0 IP – 6.87 ERA)
  422. RHP Garrett Stallings (Grassfield HS, Virginia): 88-92 FB; good 78-82 CB/SL; good command; older for class; 6-2, 200 pounds
  423. RHP Bobby Nicholson (St. Anne’s-Belfield HS, Virginia): 86-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; good 78-83 SL; 74-76 CB; 6-3, 215 pounds
  424. Alabama JR LHP Thomas Burrows: 88-94 FB; good breaking ball; good command; 6-1, 225 pounds (2014: 8.12 K/9 – 3.58 BB/9 – 37.2 IP – 2.15 ERA) (2015: 9.50 K/9 – 3.75 BB/9 – 36.1 IP – 3.25 ERA) (2016: 13.04 K/9 – 2.86 BB/9 – 28.1 IP – 0.95 ERA)
  425. RHP/3B Kenyon Yovan (Westview HS, Oregon): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; average 72-74 CB; 77-82 SL; 79-80 CU; good deception; plus power; strong; quick bat; RHH; 6-3, 220 pounds
  426. RHP Daniel Ferrario (West Linn HS, Oregon): 90-94 FB; 6-2, 215 pounds
  427. RHP Jacinto Arredondo (South Sumter HS, Florida): 88-90 FB; plus 75-78 CB/SL; 5-10, 175 pounds
  428. RHP/SS Carter Henry (Port Neches-Groves HS, Texas): 87-92 FB with sink (up from mid-80s); CB with plus upside; plus athlete; 6-4, 215 pounds
  429. Lafayette JR RHP David Bednar: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good SL; 71 CB; CU; four pitches; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: 10.05 K/9 – 2.72 BB/9 – 43 IP – 4.19 ERA) (2015: 10.00 K/9 – 2.57 BB/9 – 63.1 IP – 3.43 ERA) (2016: 10.57 K/9 – 2.11 BB/9 – 59.2 IP – 3.92 ERA)
  430. 2B/SS Alex Santos (Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey): good hit tool; good approach; good athlete; steady glove; RHH; 6-2, 160 pounds
  431. C Kyle McCann (Lambert HS, Georgia): above-average arm; good hit tool; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
  432. C Maverick Handley (Mullen HS, Colorado): good athlete; really good glove; strong arm; strong; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-10, 200 pounds
  433. 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
  434. 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)
  435. 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)
  436. 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)
  437. LHP Jordan Roberts (Trinity HS, Texas): 85-92 FB, 94 peak; 71-78 SL/CB; 79-85 CU; 6-5, 240 pounds
  438. LHP Erik Miller (De Smet Jesuit HS, Missouri): 87-93 FB with sink; 73-77 CB, flashes above-average; good deception; low-80s CU; 6-5, 220 pounds
  439. RHP/1B Trey Piesco (St. Joseph Academy, Florida): 90-92 FB; 76-78 breaking ball; 6-2, 200 pounds
  440. RHP George Kirby (Rye HS, New York): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; CU; 6-4, 200 pounds
  441. RHP Nick Prather (Zionsville HS, Indiana): 86-92 FB, 93 peak; 71-75 CB; 76-83 CU; 76-79 SL; 6-1, 200 pounds
  442. RHP Reid Schaller (Lebanon HS, Indiana): 86-92 FB, 93 peak; good 80-82 SL; low-70s CB; 86 CU; 6-3, 210 pounds
  443. LHP Kenneth Mendoza (Clearview Regional HS, New Jersey): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; 6-4, 215 pounds
  444. RHP Trey Riley (Edwardsville HS, Illinois): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 6-2, 175 pounds
  445. RHP Zane Strand (Hamilton HS, Arizona): 87-92 FB, 93 peak; good 73-77 CB; 6-3, 200 pounds
  446. RHP Keaton Winn (Pekin Community HS, Iowa): 87-92 FB; mid-70s CB; CU with sink; 6-4, 200 pounds
  447. High Point JR RHP Andre Scrubb: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average to plus 78-85 CB, moves like a SL; occasional SL; 6-4, 260 pounds (2014: 7.17 K/9 – 6.25 BB/9 – 58 IP – 5.19 ERA) (2015: 8.00 K/9 – 3.17 BB/9 – 54.0 IP – 2.50 ERA) (2016: 11.43 K/9 – 6.57 BB/9 – 74.0 IP – 4.86 ERA)
  448. Bethune-Cookman JR C Michael Cruz: 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .330/.463/.623 – 35 BB/24 K – 0/2 SB – 191 AB)
  449. 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)
  450. 2B/3B Michael Feliz (IMG Academy, Florida): strong; quick bat; power upside; average or better arm; good approach; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
  451. 2B/SS Shane Martinez (John North HS, California): good athlete; power upside; good approach; can also play 3B; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
  452. 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)
  453. SS/2B Carter Aldrete (Montery HS, California): plus athlete; quick bat; good glove; strong; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
  454. OF Trace Bucey (Carroll HS, Texas): power upside; good speed; plus athlete; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  455. OF Dalton Griffin (South Effingham HS, Georgia): good approach; easy CF range; good speed; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  456. 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
  457. 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)
  458. SS Logan Davidson (Providence HS, North Carolina): really good glove; strong arm; BHH; 6-3, 180 pounds
  459. 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)
  460. 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)
  461. SS/2B Cameron Cannon (Mountain Ridge HS, Arizona): good athlete; good arm; power upside; steady glove; above-average speed; RHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
  462. 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)
  463. 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)
  464. 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
  465. 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
  466. 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)
  467. 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)
  468. 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)
  469. 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)
  470. 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)
  471. RHP/1B Sean Reynolds (Redondo Union HS, California): 85-90 FB, 92 peak; power upside; 6-7, 200 pounds
  472. RHP Tommy Barnhouse (Leavenworth HS, Kansas): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; CU; CU; 6-4, 225 pounds
  473. RHP Travis MacGregor (East Lake HS, Florida): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; CU flashes average; 6-3, 180 pounds
  474. LHP Zach King (Spring Hill HS, Tennessee): 88-92 FB; 6-6, 210 pounds
  475. RHP Evan McKendry (North Broward Prep, Florida): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average 77-82 SL; average 72-78 CB; 78-82 CU; 6-2, 200 pounds
  476. RHP Tyler Benninghoff (Rockhurst HS, Kansas): 87-92 FB; plus 76-79 CB; shows CU; good athlete; 6-4, 180 pounds
  477. RHP/OF Cyrillo Watson (South Milwaukee HS, Wisconsin): 88-90 FB; good 74-75 CB; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  478. 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)
  479. 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)
  480. 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)
  481. 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
  482. 3B/SS Ryan Kreidler (Davis HS, California): plus arm; good athlete; intriguing defensive tools; has some Lucas Williams to him; 6-2, 170 pounds
  483. C/3B Max Guzman (St. Brendan HS, Florida): power upside; quick bat; 6-0, 215 pounds
  484. 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
  485. 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)
  486. 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)
  487. RHP Trey Morris (Taylor HS, Texas): 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good 69-73 CB; young for class; 6-5, 200 pounds
  488. Michigan JR LHP Brett Adcock: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average 75-82 kCB with above-average to plus upside; upper-70s CU; 86-87 cutter; 6-0, 215 pounds (2014: 10.29 K/9 – 3.38 BB/9 – 53.1 IP – 2.87 ERA) (2015: 9.50 K/9 – 5.20 BB/9 – 90.0 IP – 3.10 ERA) (2016: 11.49 K/9 – 7.13 K/9 – 3.22 ERA – 78.1 IP)
  489. LHP Chris Murphy (Granada Hills HS, California): 88-94 FB; 72-75 CB; 77 SL; 6-0, 175 pounds
  490. RHP Tyler Dyson (Braden River HS, Florida): 90-94 FB; average CB; 6-3, 210 pounds
  491. RHP Evan Floyd (Pensacola Catholic HS, Florida): 90-93 FB; 82-84 CU; 6-1, 200 pounds
  492. Texas rSO RHP Morgan Cooper: 88-93 FB; impressive 69-73 CB, flashes plus; good CU; TJ surgery in late 2014; 6-5, 220 pounds (2014: 6.59 K/9 – 1.45 BB/9 – 56 IP – 2.89 ERA) (2016: 7.40 K/9 – 2.28 BB/9 – 67.0 IP – 4.03 ERA)
  493. RHP Adam Lukas (Grafton HS, Wisconsin): 91 FB; young for class; 6-4, 210 pounds
  494. LHP Mitchell Miller (Loganville HS, Georgia): 86-91 FB; good 77-80 CU; 70-72 CB; FAVORITE; 6-5, 180 pounds
  495. RHP Alec Marsh (Reagan College Prep, Wisconsin): 87-92 FB; upper-60s to low-70s CB; 78-81 CU; 6-2, 215 pounds
  496. RHP Dakota Donovan (Pine View HS, Utah): 84-90 FB; average CB; average CU; 6-6, 215 pounds
  497. RHP Joe Fulcher (Munford HS, Tennessee): 86-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; good FB command; upper-70s (74-79) SL; CU; 6-2, 185 pounds
  498. West Virginia JR RHP Chad Donato: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average to plus CB; red flagged medically with a strained UCL; 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: 7.05 K/9 – 1.86 BB/9 – 96.2 IP – 3.06 ERA) (2016: 10.37 K/9 – 1.87 BB/9 – 96.1 IP – 3.27 ERA)
  499. 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)
  500. 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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TCU JR 2B/SS Mason Hesse: good glove; 5-9, 155 pounds (2016: .275/.407/.406 – 12 BB/15 K – 4/6 SB – 69 AB)
TCU JR 3B/2B Cam Warner: average speed; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .309/.357/.442 – 18 BB/47 K – 9/12 SB – 249 AB)
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)
TCU JR SS Ryan Merrill: average speed; good arm; steady glove; good athlete; LHH; 5-11, 185 pounds (2016: .291/.349/.411 – 14 BB/28 K – 11/14 SB – 151 AB)
TCU SR OF Dane Steinhagen: average to above-average speed; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .289/.346/.353 – 18 BB/52 K – 10/18 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .309/.372/.498 – 20 BB/46 K – 11/14 SB – 217 AB)
TCU SR OF Nolan Brown: good athlete; above-average or better speed; Aaron Fitt comp: Darren Bragg; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .302/.371/.373 – 23 BB/44 K – 19/22 SB – 225 AB) (3 AB)
Tennessee JR 3B Jordan Rodgers: good speed; sneaky pop; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .130/.333/.130 – 5 BB/5 K – 3/3 SB – 23 AB) (2015: .278/.351/.340 – 8 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 97 AB) (2016: .282/.337/.454 – 15 BB/41 K – 13/14 SB – 216 AB)
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)
Tennessee SO C Benito Santiago: above-average arm; strong; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .132/.205/.145 – 5 BB/29 K – 5/5 SB – 76 AB) (2016: .309/.362/.420 – 14 BB/58 K – 5/8 SB – 181 AB)
Tennessee SR 3B/2B Jeff Moberg: strong glove; 5-9, 170 pounds (2013: .242/.359/.263 – 10 BB/19 K – 4/4 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .167/.242/.300 – 1 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 30 AB) (2016: .415/.519/.554 – 10 BB/11 K – 4/6 SB – 65 AB)
Tennessee SR OF Chris Hall: strong hit tool; above-average speed; strong arm; power upside; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .222/.366/.222 – 13 BB/12 K – 9/12 SB – 99 AB) (2016: .307/.439/.356 – 32 BB/37 K – 12/13 SB – 202 AB)
Tennessee SR OF Derek Lance: plus speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .291/.380/.405 – 12 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 79 AB) (2015: .173/.215/.213 – 4 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 75 AB) (2016: .328/.394/.369 – 24 BB/29 K – 8/12 SB – 198 AB)
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)
Tennessee Tech JR 3B/OF Matt Jones: 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .308/.385/.470 – 10 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 117 AB)
Tennessee Tech JR C Chris Brown: 6-1, 225 pounds (2016: .330/.384/.542 – 18 BB/56 K – 0/0 SB – 212 AB)
Tennessee Tech JR OF Tyler Brazelton: 5-6, 170 pounds (2014: .245/.410/.355 – 21 BB/10 K – 3/3 SB – 110 AB) (2015: .315/.468/.452 – 30 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 146 AB) (2016: .236/.371/.407 – 20 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 123 AB)
Tennessee Tech rJR OF Jake Rowland: plus bat speed; good speed; power upside; CF range; Tennessee transfer; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: .328/.399/.450 – 25 BB/44 K – 8/10 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .152/.282/.152 – 3 BB/13 K – 2/2 SB – 33 AB)
Tennessee Tech SR 2B/SS Jake Farr: 6-1, 180 pounds (2015: .275/.376/.354 – 22 BB/20 K – 1/3 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .330/.420/.463 – 25 BB/21 K – 1/3 SB – 227 AB)
Tennessee-Martin JR 1B Ryan Helgren: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .321/.425/.545 – 21 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 134 AB)
Tennessee-Martin JR C/OF Daniel Kerwin: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .299/.376/.482 – 20 BB/38 K – 2/4 SB – 164 AB)
Tennessee-Martin JR C/OF Tanner Wessling: good approach; power upside; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .290/.365/.490 – 10 BB/25 K – 0/0 SB – 100 AB)
Tennessee-Martin rSO OF Collin Edwards: FAVORITE; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014*: .333/.476/.515 – 8 BB/9 K – 2/2 SB – 33 AB) (2016: .258/.390/.455 – 10 BB/18 K – 1/2 SB – 66 AB)
Tennessee-Martin SR 1B/OF Austin Taylor: power upside; 6-1, 235 pounds (2016: .299/.376/.456 – 22 BB/50 K – 0/0 SB – 204 AB)
Tennessee-Martin SR 2B Nick Pribble: 5-11, 170 pounds (2016: .319/.412/.398 – 24 BB/23 K – 2/4 SB – 166 AB)
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)
Texas A&M JR 3B/C Ronnie Gideon: plus raw power; plus arm strength; steady glove; quick bat; 6-3, 240 pounds (2015: .294/.359/.522 – 13 BB/42 K – 0/0 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .284/.419/.597 – 17 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 67 AB)
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)
Texas A&M JR OF Walker Pennington: good approach; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .276/.368/.569 – 8 BB/14 K – 3/3 SB – 58 AB)
Texas A&M JR OF/ SS Nick Choruby: CF range; good speed; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .154/.290/.154 – 5 BB/6 K – 3/4 SB – 26 AB) (2016: .301/.366/.341 – 17 BB/29 K – 13/15 SB – 176 AB)
Texas A&M JR OF/1B Joel Davis: power upside; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .280/.363/.492 – 13 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 118 AB)
Texas A&M JR SS Austin Homan: 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .369/.406/.443 – 11 BB/26 K – 4/6 SB – 149 AB)
Texas A&M SR 1B/RHP Hunter Melton: power upside; can also play 3B; 87-92 FB, 93 peak; good command; 6-2, 225 pounds (2013: .288/.354/.492 – 10 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 118 AB) (2015: .300/.381/.473 – 25 BB/56 K – 0/1 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .305/.379/.510 – 23 BB/60 K – 2/2 SB – 243 AB)
Texas A&M SR C Michael Barash: really good glove; average at best arm; LSU transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .238/.316/.292 – 16 BB/20 K – 1/3 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .328/.397/.436 – 18 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 204 AB)
Texas A&M SR OF JB Moss: quick bat; above-average to plus speed, have heard higher; plus arm; sneaky pop; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .245/.364/.284 – 16 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 102 AB) (2015: .253/.344/.407 – 21 BB/45 K – 6/9 SB – 150 AB) (2016: .325/.416/.486 – 32 BB/52 K – 16/20 SB – 249 AB)
Texas A&M SR OF/1B Jonathan Moroney: good athlete; really impressive approach; FAVORITE; 6-3, 215 pounds (2013: .254/.285/.366 – 6 BB/32 K – 1/3 SB – 134 AB) (2014: .282/.337/.424 – 5 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 85 AB) (2015: .271/.379/.438 – 8 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 48 AB) (2016: .346/.432/.568 – 13 BB/18 K – 2/4 SB – 81 AB)
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)
Texas A&M SR OF/LHP Blake Kopetsky: 88-92 FB; good low-80s SL; good approach; good athlete; good speed; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .269/.415/.385 – 12 BB/12 K – 3/7 SB – 52 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi JR 3B Dawson Yates: 6-0, 215 pounds (2016: .298/.347/.421 – 9 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 114 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi rJR OF Zacarias Hardy: good speed; plus arm; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .315/.353/.444 – 6 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 124 AB) (2016: .309/.353/.430 – 11 BB/24 K – 4/8 SB – 207 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi rSR OF Zack Gibson: good athlete; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .279/.390/.480 – 24 BB/45 K – 7/9 SB – 179 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SR 1B/OF Austin Krajnak: power upside; good approach; slow; 6-3 (2016: .208/.253/.299 – 5 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 77 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SR 3B Cody Clarke: power upside; good speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .194/.269/.235 – 7 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 98 AB) (2016: .214/.353/.500 – 1 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 14 AB)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SR SS Casey Thomas: 5-10, 160 pounds (2015: .281/.322/.327 – 12 BB/33 K – 7/9 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .322/.368/.394 – 17 BB/24 K – 5/9 SB – 208 AB)
Texas JR 1B/RHP Kacy Clemens: good athlete; plus glove; power upside; 84-90 FB; cut-SL; good low-70s CB; good low-70s CU; TJ survivor; 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .212/.331/.245 – 37 BB/50 K – 0/0 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .204/.339/.204 – 9 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 49 AB) (2015: 4.20 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 45.1 IP – 4.20 ERA) (2016: .303/.418/.470 – 35 BB/40 K – 0/1 SB – 185 AB)
Texas JR C/3B Tres Barrera: strong arm; good defensive tools; average to above-average raw power; slow; also played 2B this year; 6-0, 225 pounds (2014: .261/.337/.402 – 21 BB/41 K – 0/0 SB – 241 AB) (2015: .288/.395/.481 – 33 BB/39 K – 0/0 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .289/.379/.455 – 28 BB/54 K – 3/5 SB – 211 AB)
Texas JR OF/3B Zane Gurwitz: average speed; good athlete; good glove; has also played 2B; 5-8, 180 pounds (2014: .284/.327/.370 – 13 BB/36 K – 9/9 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .260/.365/.395 – 27 BB/34 K – 6/10 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .294/.352/.449 – 17 BB/35 K – 3/8 SB – 214 AB)
Texas Rio Grande Valley JR C/OF Jose Garcia: good athlete; average speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .369/.447/.477 – 18 BB/14 K – 16/19 SB – 176 AB)
Texas Rio Grande Valley rJR 2B Joseph Collazo: 5-7, 180 pounds (2016: .306/.409/.383 – 24 BB/16 K – 7/12 SB – 183 AB)
Texas Rio Grande Valley SR 3B/1B Scott Mercer: 6-5, 200 pounds (2016: .275/.374/.374 – 29 BB/19 K – 7/8 SB – 171 AB)
Texas Rio Grande Valley SR OF Cole Loncar: plus arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .348/.428/.467 – 22 BB/25 K – 8/14 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .304/.387/.391 – 22 BB/24 K – 5/9 SB – 161 AB)
Texas rSO SS/3B Bret Boswell: average hit tool; average raw power; average arm; average at best speed; good defensive tools; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .253/.376/.348 – 32 BB/59 K – 0/0 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .241/.303/.397 – 12 BB/38 K – 1/3 SB – 141 AB)
Texas Southern rSO SS Richard Alamo: 5-7, 165 pounds (2016: .337/.448/.400 – 19 BB/18 K – 21/24 SB – 95 AB)
Texas Southern rSR C Javier Valdez: good glove; 5-8, 160 pounds (2015: .298/.384/.405 – 19 BB/13 K – 2/3 SB – 131 AB) (2016: .333/.382/.540 – 5 BB/9 K – 2/3 SB – 63 AB)
Texas Southern SR OF Christopher Scroggins: 5-11, 170 pounds (2015: .313/.390/.392 – 21 BB/17 K – 6/8 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .338/.453/.421 – 30 BB/29 K – 6/7 SB – 145 AB)
Texas Southern SR OF/2B Ryan Lazo: plus speed; great athlete; CF range; 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .243/.372/.320 – 31 BB/35 K – 34/45 SB – 181 AB) (2016: .302/.408/.401 – 26 BB/36 K – 38/38 SB – 162 AB)
Texas State JR OF/1B Granger Studdard: above-average to plus power; strong; quick bat; above-average speed; above-average arm; good approach; great athlete; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .270/.364/.385 – 19 BB/42 K – 5/8 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .281/.345/.485 – 20 BB/62 K – 1/3 SB – 231 AB) (2016: .285/.389/.380 – 37 BB/26 K – 1/3 SB – 221 AB)
Texas State SR C/1B Tanner Hill: 6-1, 250 pounds (2014: .220/.302/.353 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB) (2015: .319/.379/.511 – 16 BB/35 K – 2/4 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .321/.369/.583 – 17 BB/37 K – 1/1 SB – 240 AB)
Texas Tech JR OF Anthony Lyons: power upside; 6-5, 240 pounds (2014: .286/.342/.314 – 6 BB/17 K – 1/1 SB – 70 AB) (2015: .295/.340/.341 – 3 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 44 AB) (2016: .316/.440/.421 – 5 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 19 AB)
Texas Tech JR OF Hunter Hargrove: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .253/.317/.396 – 8 BB/12 K – 2/2 SB – 91 AB) (2016: .312/.378/.455 – 8 BB/4 K – 2/3 SB – 77 AB)
Texas Tech JR OF Stephen Smith: power upside; strong; 6-1, 220 pounds (2014: .287/.417/.395 – 37 BB/37 K – 2/5 SB – 195 AB) (2015: .291/.428/.533 – 41 BB/38 K – 6/6 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .328/.432/.544 – 36 BB/52 K – 7/11 SB – 241 AB)
Texas Tech rJR C Kholton Sanchez (2015): plus to plus-plus speed; above-average arm; no power; raw defender; could be tried at 2B or CF; 6-2, 180 pounds
Texas Tech rJR SS/2B Cory Raley: average at best arm; average at best range; still should be good enough to stick at SS; could be really good at 2B; plus to plus-plus speed; raw bat; great athlete; Texas A&M transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .350/.408/.486 – 17 BB/34 K – 3/6 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .333/.427/.489 – 36 BB/54 K – 18/18 SB – 225 AB)
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)
Texas Tech SR C Tyler Floyd: 5-9, 200 pounds (2014: .241/.421/.345 – 11 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB) (2015: .221/.359/.309 – 22 BB/34 K – 3/5 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .242/.345/.333 – 15 BB/22 K – 2/3 SB – 120 AB)
Texas Tech SR OF Tyler Neslony: good approach; power upside; average speed; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .375/.454/.600 – 20 BB/16 K – 2/3 SB – 160 AB) (2015: .286/.369/.460 – 27 BB/39 K – 2/3 SB – 224 AB) (2016: .317/.401/.541 – 26 BB/40 K – 3/3 SB – 205 AB)
Texas Tech SR OF Zach Davis: 5-11, 165 pounds (2014: .367/.441/.400 – 2 BB/3 K – 9/9 SB – 30 AB) (2015: .276/.357/.337 – 8 BB/20 K – 7/10 SB – 98 AB) (2016: .256/.420/.308 – 10 BB/6 K – 13/13 SB – 39 AB)
Texas-Arlington JR 1B Colton Turner: 6-0, 210 pounds (2016: .277/.341/.452 – 15 BB/34 K – 1/2 SB – 155 AB)
Texas-Arlington JR 2B/OF Quintin Rohrbaugh: can also play 1B; 5-10, 200 pounds (2015*: .351/.406/.413 – 13 BB/20 K – 7/11 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .343/.382/.461 – 14 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 230 AB)
Texas-Arlington JR C Brady Cox: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .274/.361/.301 – 4 BB/6 K – 0/1 SB – 73 AB) (2015: .252/.337/.294 – 18 BB/26 K – 2/2 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .365/.427/.455 – 23 BB/27 K – 2/2 SB – 222 AB)
Texas-Arlington SR 2B/SS Darien McLemore: steady glove; power upside; 5-9, 190 pounds (2013: .273/.340/.347 – 18 BB/30 K – 4/6 SB – 176 AB) (2014: .301/.406/.422 – 31 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 166 AB) (2015: .238/.279/.297 – 9 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 172 AB) (2016: .324/.402/.468 – 26 BB/49 K – 4/5 SB – 222 AB)
Texas-Arlington SR OF Cody Farrell: good athlete; quick bat; power upside; good speed; strong arm; average defender; 6-5, 220 pounds (2015: .213/.304/.281 – 10 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .257/.325/.446 – 5 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 74 AB)
Texas-Arlington SR OF Matt McLean: good speed; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .337/.448/.374 – 40 BB/19 K – 7/9 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .307/.411/.407 – 36 BB/22 K – 7/11 SB – 231 AB)
Texas-San Antonio JR C Mason George: 5-9, 190 pounds (2016: .265/.373/.381 – 28 BB/27 K – 3/4 SB – 181 AB)
Texas-San Antonio JR OF JT Gilmore: 5-9, 180 pounds (2015: .322/.369/.475 – 5 BB/13 K – 1/4 SB – 59 AB) (2016: .326/.370/.395 – 6 BB/17 K – 3/3 SB – 86 AB)
Texas-San Antonio SR 3B/OF Geonte Jackson: good approach; average power; good defensive tools; good athlete; good speed; LSU transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .298/.361/.363 – 20 BB/39 K – 6/11 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .310/.388/.548 – 6 BB/8 K – 2/3 SB – 42 AB)
Texas-San Antonio SR 3B/SS Tyler Straub: good hit tool; average or better speed; power upside; average glove; average arm; has also played 1B; 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .340/.391/.463 – 12 BB/26 K – 12/15 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .282/.342/.366 – 16 BB/19 K – 9/13 SB – 202 AB)
Texas-San Antonio SR OF Matt Hilston: 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .263/.421/.384 – 45 BB/36 K – 13/14 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .228/.420/.380 – 57 BB/52 K – 3/6 SB – 171 AB)
The Citadel SR C Stephen Windham: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .305/.398/.416 – 28 BB/44 K – 0/2 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .259/.386/.392 – 37 BB/49 K – 2/3 SB – 189 AB)
Toledo rSR OF/SS Dan Zuchowski: good speed; above-average or better arm; gap power; good approach; could be solid 2B; 6-2, 185 pounds (2012: .253/.343/.401 – 22 BB/37 K – 2/4 SB – 182 AB) (2014: .243/.365/.367 – 31 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .164/.235/.164 – 5 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 73 AB) (2016: .264/.289/.319 – 2 BB/13 K – 1/2 SB – 72 AB)
Toledo SR OF Cory Finkler: 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .278/.417/.340 – 21 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 97 AB)
Toledo SR SS/2B Deion Tansel: steady glove; above-average to plus speed; 5-8, 150 pounds (2013: .302/.393/.343 – 18 BB/14 K – 10/12 SB – 169 AB) (2014: .306/.374/.347 – 18 BB/11 K – 10/16 SB – 219 AB) (2015: .324/.413/.388 – 12 BB/8 K – 12/18 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .329/.401/.408 – 16 BB/9 K – 12/19 SB – 213 AB)
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)
Towson rJR OF/1B Chris Henze: good hit tool; power upside; 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .331/.419/.503 – 22 BB/37 K – 3/5 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .278/.418/.409 – 35 BB/32 K – 2/3 SB – 176 AB)
Troy JR 1B Justin Friend: 6-3, 250 pounds (2016: .271/.416/.424 – 26 BB/36 K – 0/1 SB – 118 AB)
Troy JR OF/1B Joey Denison: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .322/.398/.495 – 16 BB/37 K – 7/11 SB – 214 AB)
Troy JR OF/1B Trevor Davis: good athlete; plus raw power; 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .267/.340/.367 – 21 BB/47 K – 9/16 SB – 221 AB)
Troy rJR 3B/C TJ Binder: 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .095/.240/.095 – 4 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 21 AB) (2015: .283/.383/.336 – 17 BB/26 K – 1/2 SB – 113 AB) (2016: .312/.409/.442 – 18 BB/31 K – 0/0 SB – 154 AB)
Troy SR OF Cameron Sanders: 5-11, 175 pounds (2016: .288/.367/.356 – 16 BB/23 K – 3/4 SB – 132 AB)
Tulane JR 1B Hunter Williams: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .285/.351/.386 – 17 BB/49 K – 0/1 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .266/.319/.500 – 7 BB/25 K – 0/6 SB – 124 AB)
Tulane JR 1B/OF Lex Kaplan: good defender; power upside; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .179/.297/.205 – 19 BB/26 K – 2/4 SB – 117 AB) (2015: .243/.349/.416 – 31 BB/59 K – 8/9 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .266/.333/.360 – 23 BB/53 K – 6/6 SB – 222 AB)
Tulane JR 2B Jake Willsey: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .263/.331/.307 – 10 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 137 AB) (2016: .276/.374/.558 – 19 BB/57 K – 0/0 SB – 163 AB)
Tulane JR 3B Hunter Hope: power upside; steady glove; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .265/.319/.362 – 15 BB/63 K – 2/2 SB – 196 AB) (2015: .230/.301/.369 – 19 BB/73 K – 3/6 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .267/.358/.505 – 23 BB/82 K – 3/6 SB – 210 AB)
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)
Tulane JR OF Jarrett DeHart: plus speed; power upside; good athlete; LSU transfer; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .182/.347/.312 – 18 BB/30 K – 2/2 SB – 77 AB)
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)
Tulane rJR 1B/C Jeremy Montalbano: plus raw power; below-average arm; below-average defender; Texas transfer; 6-2, 215 pounds (2016: .276/.352/.507 – 23 BB/35 K – 0/1 SB – 221 AB) (2016: 12.86 K/9 – 0.00 BB/9 – 7.0 IP – 2.57 ERA)
Tulane rSO 2B Matt Rowland: good approach; Louisville transfer; 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .344/.462/.375 – 7 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 32 AB)
Tulane rSO OF Grant Brown: power upside; good speed; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .228/.274/.281 – 4 BB/18 K – 4/4 SB – 57 AB) (2015: .229/.300/.457 – 2 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .171/.306/.357 – 13 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 70 AB)
Tulane SR OF Richard Carthon: plus speed; great athlete; CF range; 5-8, 200 pounds (2013: .295/.387/.399 – 15 BB/44 K – 14/23 SB – 193 AB) (2014: .259/.368/.297 – 17 BB/34 K – 8/10 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .272/.355/.340 – 13 BB/40 K – 6/10 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .273/.325/.385 – 6 BB/28 K – 5/7 SB – 143 AB)
UAB rSR C Esteban Tresgallo: good glove; good athlete; power upside; Miami transfer; FAVORITE; 6-2, 220 pounds (2012: .243/.335/.379 – 20 BB/46 K – 3/4 SB – 140 AB) (2015: .292/.404/.571 – 26 BB/37 K – 8/8 SB – 161 AB) (2016: .241/.305/.390 – 8 BB/33 K – 7/9 SB – 141 AB)
UC Davis JR OF Mark Cardinalli: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .333/.402/.423 – 12 BB/8 K – 3/5 SB – 111 AB)
UC Davis SR C Cameron Olson: plus raw power; plus arm; defense improving; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .286/.365/.381 – 5 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .208/.323/.453 – 6 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 53 AB) (2016: .273/.365/.503 – 15 BB/38 K – 6/8 SB – 143 AB)
UC Davis SR OF Tanner Bily: 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .255/.346/.341 – 22 BB/32 K – 8/13 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .318/.403/.373 – 27 BB/16 K – 17/27 SB – 201 AB)
UC Irvine JR 2B John Brontsema: good glove; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .289/.364/.389 – 16 BB/44 K – 7/9 SB – 190 AB)
UC Irvine JR OF Adam Alcantra: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .323/.344/.323 – 2 BB/14 K – 1/2 SB – 62 AB) (2015: .299/.382/.343 – 6 BB/9 K – 0/2 SB – 67 AB) (2016: .337/.428/.442 – 12 BB/19 K – 5/12 SB – 172 AB)
UC Irvine rJR OF Evan Cassolato: 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .238/.289/.276 – 8 BB/15 K – 2/3 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .250/.300/.304 – 4 BB/3 K – 4/6 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .345/.408/.442 – 8 BB/22 K – 5/5 SB – 113 AB)
UC Irvine rSR 1B Jonathan Munoz: 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .230/.305/.311 – 8 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 74 AB) (2016: .266/.351/.344 – 16 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 128 AB)
UC Irvine rSR 2B/OF Grant Palmer: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .268/.331/.303 – 22 BB/31 K – 3/6 SB – 228 AB) (2015: .273/.298/.307 – 3 BB/9 K – 0/1 SB – 88 AB) (2016: .315/.425/.385 – 21 BB/22 K – 2/6 SB – 130 AB)
UC Irvine SR 3B Mitchell Holland: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .325/.382/.482 – 13 BB/37 K – 1/3 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .300./369/.411 – 16 BB/21 K – 3/3 SB – 207 AB)
UC Irvine SR SS Mikey Duarte: steady glove; 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .345/.416/.429 – 18 BB/20 K – 1/4 SB – 226 AB)
UC Riverside JR 1B Aaron Cisneros: 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .274/.346/.437 – 22 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 190 AB)
UC Riverside JR OF Mark Contreras: power upside; average speed; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .148/.303/.148 – 3 BB/10 K – 4/4 SB – 27 AB) (2015: .282/.337/.353 – 9 BB/48 K – 5/9 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .333/.409/.432 – 22 BB/38 K – 9/14 SB – 192 AB)
UC Riverside JR OF Vince Fernandez: average to above-average power; above-average speed; quick bat; average to above-average arm; good approach; corner profile; FAVORITE; 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .316/.387/.524 – 23 BB/63 K – 9/14 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .350/.431/.509 – 30 BB/58 K – 4/7 SB – 220 AB)
UC Riverside rSO SS Colby Schultz: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .277/.350/.397 – 19 BB/26 K – 3/5 SB – 184 AB)
UC Santa Barbara rJR OF Andrew Calica: good hit tool; good range in CF; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; LHH; 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: .310/.408/.352 – 15 BB/25 K – 10/12 SB – 145 AB) (2015: .329/.445/.424 – 25 BB/35 K – 15/21 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .266/.446/.387 – 43 BB/20 K – 18/22 SB – 199 AB)
UC Santa Barbara rJR OF/SS Devon Gradford: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .238/.240/.238 – 1 BB/5 K – 1/2 SB – 21 AB) (2016: .346/.431/.477 – 12 BB/21 K – 4/8 SB – 107 AB)
UC Santa Barbara rSO 2B JJ Muno: 6-0, 175 pounds (2016: .282/.361/.445 – 10 BB/35 K – 17/22 SB – 209 AB)
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)
UC Santa Barbara rSO OF/LHP Josh Adams: above-average raw power; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .237/.337/.381 – 18 BB/31 K – 2/4 SB – 139 AB)
UCLA JR OF Brett Stephens: CF range, might be better in corner; interesting hit tool; good athlete; average power; average speed; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .211/.308/.244 – 11 BB/23 K – 0/4 SB – 90 AB) (2015: .298/.382/.424 – 19 BB/30 K – 12/14 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .223/.335/.309 – 25 BB/31 K – 4/4 SB – 175 AB)
UCLA JR OF Kort Peterson: good speed; average or better power; good glove; exciting athlete; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .097/.349/.097 – 6 BB/11 K – 3/3 SB – 31 AB) (2015: .274/.341/.360 – 12 BB/40 K – 15/16 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .271/.416/.402 – 36 BB/48 K – 12/17 SB – 199 AB)
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)
UCLA rJR C Darrell Miller: out in 2016 (labrum); strong arm; raw defender, but has gotten pretty good; 6-2, 220 pounds (2015: .257/.324/.351 – 16 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 191 AB)
UCLA rSR OF Christoph Bono: good athlete; good speed; good arm; intriguing pop; good glove; plus CF glove; 6-1, 185 pounds (2013: .216/.337/.324 – 9 BB/26 K – 2/4 SB – 74 AB) (2014: .228/.289/.291 – 7 BB/47 K – 5/9 SB – 206 AB) (2015: .241/.332/.397 – 25 BB/53 K – 5/6 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .183/.335/.266 – 28 BB/44 K – 10/12 SB – 169 AB)
UCLA rSR OF Eric Filia: out for 2014 season (labrum); academic suspension in 2015; plus hit tool; great approach; average or better speed, above-average for most; good range in corner; pretty swing; contact is a real strength; line drive machine; below-average to average arm; good instincts on bases and in field; above-average power upside; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds (2012: .245/.355/.264 – 7 BB/8 K – 3/3 SB – 53 AB) (2013: .277/.388/.355 – 34 BB/21 K – 9/16 SB – 242 AB) (2016: .295/.415/.411 – 41 BB/20 K – 8/13 SB – 207 AB)
UCLA SR 2B Trent Chatterdon: good defensive tools; 5-8, 175 pounds (2013: .248/.355/.286 – 13 BB/15 K – 2/2 SB – 105 AB) (2014: .291/.371/.339 – 21 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .280/.359/.370 – 18 BB/26 K – 0/2 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .193/.290/.240 – 24 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 192 AB)
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)
UMBC JR OF Andrew Casali: CF range; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .264/.325/.365 – 14 BB/23 K – 10/13 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .315/.362/.419 – 11 BB/18 K – 11/14 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .296/.343/.451 – 12 BB/12 K – 7/14 SB – 162 AB)
UMBC rJR OF/RHP Tim Kelly: plus raw power; Virginia Tech transfer; 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .243/.259/.378 – 2 BB/36 K – 3/5 SB – 111 AB)
UMBC rSR 1B Anthony Gatto: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .309/.436/.455 – 27 BB/17 K – 29/34 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .361/.431/.494 – 16 BB/26 K – 3/6 SB – 158 AB)
UMBC rSR OF Nick Naumann: 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .352/.429/.388 – 19 BB/23 K – 9/14 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .263/.386/.300 – 23 BB/23 K – 13/19 SB – 160 AB)
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)
UNC Asheville JR OF Kyle Carruthers: good speed; good athlete; good arm; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .185/.324/.185 – 6 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 27 AB) (2015: .203/.305/.315 – 21 BB/46 K – 2/3 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .271/.342/.337 – 16 BB/57 K – 4/5 SB – 181 AB)
UNC Asheville JR OF/3B Joe Tietjen: good speed; sneaky pop; 6-0, 170 pounds (2015: .302/.390/.451 – 29 BB/53 K – 10/11 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .344/.416/.553 – 26 BB/48 K – 12/16 SB – 215 AB)
UNC Asheville SR C Lucas Owens: 5-10, 170 pounds (2015: .266/.374/.370 – 23 BB/31 K – 2/2 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .281/.415/.368 – 29 BB/25 K – 1/2 SB – 185 AB)
UNC Asheville SR C Pete Guy: 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .235/.358/.500 – 11 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 68 AB) (2015: .250/.422/.330 – 25 BB/42 K – 0/0 SB – 100 AB) (2016: .246/.459/.503 – 53 BB/68 K – 4/5 SB – 183 AB)
UNC Wilmington JR 3B Daniel Stack: 6-0, 215 pounds (2016: .286/.360/.483 – 25 BB/43 K – 5/7 SB – 203 AB)
UNC Wilmington JR OF/2B Robbie Thorburn: good speed; 5-10, 190 pounds (2015: .223/.331/.313 – 16 BB/32 K – 5/7 SB – 112 AB) (2016: .358/.418/.500 – 19 BB/35 K – 20/22 SB – 212 AB)
UNC Wilmington JR OF/RHP Casey Golden: good speed; power upside; great athlete; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .269/.351/.404 – 19 BB/39 K – 9/10 SB – 223 AB) (2015: .283/.346/.435 – 20 BB/60 K – 5/9 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .321/.409/.582 – 15 BB/36 K – 2/2 SB – 134 AB)
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)
UNC Wilmington rJR SS Kennard McDowell: really good defensive tools; strong arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .289/.316/.433 – 6 BB/58 K – 5/6 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .230/.283/.360 – 15 BB/45 K – 3/6 SB – 200 AB)
UNC Wilmington SR 3B/SS Terence Connelly: no big tool, but solid; LHH; 6-1, 205 pounds (2013: .306/.469/.344 – 38 BB/23 K – 3/5 SB – 186 AB) (2014: .246/.386/.283 – 26 BB/20 K – 0/1 SB – 187 AB) (2015: .344/.478/.417 – 41 BB/33 K – 6/9 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .267/.365/.311 – 6 BB/7 K – 2/2 SB – 45 AB)
UNC Wilmington SR OF/3B Steven Linkous: plus speed; great athlete; good glove; 6-0, 170 pounds (2013: .211/.328/.228 – 10 BB/13 K – 4/5 SB – 57 AB) (2014: .247/.333/.294 – 11 BB/17 K – 8/9 SB – 85 AB) (2015: .315/.405/.394 – 34 BB/49 K – 30/40 SB – 241 AB) (2016: .386/.471/.508 – 35 BB/46 K – 29/34 SB – 236 AB)
UNLV JR 2B Cooper Esmay: 5-9, 175 pounds (2016: .284/.350/.475 – 13 BB/31 K – 1/4 SB – 141 AB)
UNLV rJR 2B/OF Justin Jones: 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .259/.353/.328 – 26 BB/28 K – 4/6 SB – 174 AB) (2014: .267/.308/.355 – 12 BB/36 K – 6/7 SB – 217 AB) (2015: .222/.271/.254 – 5 BB/5 K – 2/4 SB – 63 AB) (2016: .250/.346/.429 – 26 BB/25 K – 3/6 SB – 196 AB)
UNLV SR C Andrew Yazdanbakhsh: 6-1, 205 pounds (2015: .410/.511/.462 – 8 BB/6 K – 0/1 SB – 39 AB) (2016: .254/.355/.331 – 24 BB/30 K – 0/1 SB – 169 AB)
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)
USC JR OF Corey Dempster: above-average speed; CF range; average raw power; good athlete; 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .179/.207/.179 – 1 BB/9 K – 4/4 SB – 28 AB) (2016: .290/.368/.485 – 21 BB/39 K – 10/12 SB – 169 AB)
USC rJR 1B David Edson: 6-1, 180 pounds (2016: .279/.436/.349 – 12 BB/13 K – 0/2 SB – 43 AB)
USC rJR SS Reggie Southall: good athlete; good glove; good speed; 5-11, 175 pounds (2014: .250/.325/.309 – 8 BB/19 K – 1/3 SB – 68 AB) (2015: .250/.362/.320 – 21 BB/38 K – 10/11 SB – 128 AB) (2016: .266/.322/.294 – 9 BB/21 K – 6/8 SB – 109 AB)
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)
USC SR OF David Oppenheim: Pepperdine transfer; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .284/.406/.392 – 35 BB/28 K – 3/7 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .387/.500/.508 – 39 BB/24 K – 6/8 SB – 191 AB)
USC SR OF Timmy Robinson: above-average to plus raw power; average to above-average speed; strong; above-average to plus arm; above-average to plus glove; RHH; 6-1, 225 pounds (2013: .273/.305/.358 – 4 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 165 AB) (2014: .236/.297/.342 – 12 BB/40 K – 7/11 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .295/.391/.442 – 34 BB/42 K – 19/27 SB – 224 AB) (2016: .282/.368/.486 – 30 BB/45 K – 9/12 SB – 216 AB
USC SR OF/1B AJ Ramirez: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .259/.307/.476 – 10 BB/69 K – 9/10 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .301/.382/.505 – 24 BB/59 K – 4/9 SB – 196 AB)
Utah JR 1B Hunter Simmons: 6-4, 210 pounds (2016: .290/.387/.344 – 25 BB/17 K – 1/4 SB – 183 AB)
Utah JR C Max Schuman: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .221/.293/.338 – 11 BB/38 K – 4/6 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .286/.400/.357 – 13 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 84 AB)
Utah JR OF Josh Rose: plus arm; power upside; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .187/.288/.312 – 13 BB/24 K – 1/4 SB – 96 AB) (2015: .209/.281/.324 – 12 BB/39 K – 4/5 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .293/.373/.461 – 18 BB/50 K – 4/10 SB – 167 AB)
Utah rJR 3B Dallas Carroll: good athlete; good approach; 6-0, 200 pounds (2013: .282/.361/.350 – 11 BB/14 K – 7/9 SB – 103 AB) (2015: .283/.407/.332 – 28 BB/22 K – 16/26 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .300/.416/.465 – 27 BB/22 K – 9/16 SB – 200 AB)
Utah SR 1B Kellen Marruffo: above-average raw power; 6-4, 225 pounds (2016: .309/.389/.430 – 20 BB/30 K – 0/1 SB – 165 AB)
Utah SR 2B Kody Davis: 5-8, 170 pounds (2013: .273/.364/.347 – 9 BB/15 K – 14/15 SB – 121 AB) (2014: .237/.372/.284 – 28 BB/29 K – 12/15 SB – 190 AB) (2015: .275/.423/.365 – 25 BB/32 K – 15/22 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .268/.399/.357 – 18 BB/31 K – 11/18 SB – 157 AB)
Utah SR C AJ Young: 6-3, 220 pounds (2013: .211/.328/.321 – 16 BB/38 K – 0/0 SB – 109 AB) (2014: .203/.372/.216 – 16 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 74 AB) (2015: .297/.407/.446 – 27 BB/49 K – 3/6 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .234/.366/.387 – 21 BB/32 K – 3/3 SB – 124 AB)
Utah SR SS/2B Cody Scaggari: good defender; good athlete; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .288/.370/.356 – 8 BB/14 K – 4/6 SB – 104 AB) (2015: .252/.316/.376 – 15 BB/18 K – 8/16 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .327/.378/.482 – 13 BB/11 K – 6/10 SB – 199 AB)
Utah Valley JR C Zac Willis: 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .300/.376/.485 – 19 BB/33 K – 2/2 SB – 200 AB)
Utah Valley JR OF Justin Erlandson: 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .308/.415/.427 – 22 BB/36 K – 8/11 SB – 143 AB)
Utah Valley SR 1B/OF Mark Krueger: plus raw power; LHH; 6-5, 225 pounds (2013: .245/.300/.354 – 13 BB/49 K – 4/6 SB – 192 AB) (2014: .306/.366/.466 – 20 BB/47 K – 4/5 SB – 219 AB) (2015: .290/.390/.410 – 34 BB/45 K – 5/6 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .328/.414/.483 – 34 BB/49 K – 5/9 SB – 232 AB)
Utah Valley SR 2B/SS Greyson Bogden: 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .279/.350/.351 – 18 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .269/.330/.391 – 13 BB/41 K – 2/2 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .299/.365/.449 – 17 BB/31 K – 10/12 SB – 254 AB)
Utah Valley SR OF Craig Brinkerhoff: great athlete; above-average speed; above-average arm; power upside; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .295/.357/.542 – 12 BB/60 K – 3/5 SB – 190 AB) (2015: .299/.358/.401 – 11 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 147 AB) (2016: .328/.409/.564 – 17 BB/40 K – 1/4 SB – 204 AB)
Valdosta State JR OF Dalton Duty: strong arm; UCF transfer; 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .415/.500/.652 – 31 BB/27 K – 14/19 SB – 164 AB)
Valparaiso JR 1B Nate Palace: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .329/.424/.579 – 16 BB/25 K – 0/0 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .304/.390/.393 – 20 BB/31 K – 16/20 SB – 191 AB)
Valparaiso JR OF James Stea: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .304/.390/.393 – 20 BB/31 K – 16/20 SB – 191 AB)
Valparaiso rJR C Jake Hanson: 6-1, 190 pounds (2016: .347/.439/.531 – 4 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 49 AB)
Valparaiso SR 1B Shea Molitor: 5-11, 220 pounds (2016: .312/.414/.437 – 32 BB/26 K – 2/3 SB – 199 AB)
Valparaiso SR C/OF Daniel Delaney: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .325/.400/.439 – 27 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .274/.354/.447 – 23 BB/39 K – 1/2 SB – 208 AB)
Valparaiso SR OF Josh Clark: strong arm; 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .261/.353/.330 – 25 BB/40 K – 4/7 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .343/.411/.472 – 22 BB/30 K – 12/16 SB – 216 AB)
Valparaiso SR OF Nolan Lodden: 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .327/.441/.416 – 38 BB/41 K – 10/18 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .347/.448/.463 – 33 BB/47 K – 14/18 SB – 216 AB)
Vanderbilt JR C Jason Delay: good defender; average arm; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .246/.374/.325 – 17 BB/32 K – 1/1 SB – 114 AB) (2015: .283/.373/.394 – 10 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 99 AB) (2016: .248/.296/.336 – 7 BB/35 K – 1/5 SB – 149 AB)
Vanderbilt JR C Karl Ellison: really good defender; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .192/.352/.219 – 13 BB/18 K – 0/2 SB – 73 AB) (2015: .215/.291/.282 – 14 BB/39 K – 1/1 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .213/.270/.388 – 6 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 80 AB)
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)
Vanderbilt JR OF/2B Ro Coleman: plus speed; 5-5, 150 pounds (2014: .217/.343/.261 – 17 BB/17 K – 4/9 SB – 115 AB) (2015: .295/.402/.394 – 34 BB/44 K – 5/10 SB – 241 AB) (2016: .236/.317/.292 – 15 BB/28 K – 3/8 SB – 161 AB)
Vanderbilt JR OF/INF Nolan Rogers: good speed; 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .203/.310/.243 – 14 BB/35 K – 3/5 SB – 148 AB) (2015: .247/.396/.288 – 12 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 73 AB) (2016: .185/.258/.259 – 1 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 27 AB)
Vanderbilt rSO 1B Penn Murfee: 6-2, 190 pounds (2015: .256/.330/.385 – 9 BB/21 K – 2/4 SB – 78 AB) (2016: .290/.351/.377 – 5 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 69 AB)
Vanderbilt rSO OF/1B Tyler Green: power upside; good athlete; 6-6, 230 pounds (8 AB)
Vanderbilt SO 3B/SS Will Toffey: good athlete; average or better power; above-average to plus arm; average to above-average speed; good approach; good glove; strong; can also play 2B; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .294/.380/.420 – 34 BB/65 K – 8/12 SB – 255 AB) (2016: .227/.387/.266 – 51 BB/44 K – 9/13 SB – 203 AB)
Vanderbilt SR 1B/OF Kyle Smith: strong arm; plus power upside; 6-3, 220 pounds (2013: .225/.446/.625 – 13 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 40 AB) (2014: .154/.205/.205 – 3 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 39 AB) (2016: .227/.352/.364 – 12 BB/36 K – 3/3 SB – 88 AB)
Vanderbilt SR 2B/SS Tyler Campbell: good speed; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .212/.297/.303 – 3 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 33 AB) (2015: .234/.301/.274 – 13 BB/41 K – 4/9 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .259/.333/.318 – 11 BB/44 K – 7/8 SB – 170 AB)
Villanova JR 2B/3B Todd Czinege: good hit tool; too aggressive; good athlete; strong arm; can also play 1B and OF; average at best speed; 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)
Villanova JR OF Donovan May: quick bat; good speed; good athlete; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .189/.307/.217 – 12 BB/19 K – 2/3 SB – 106 AB) (2015: .237/.346/.283 – 25 BB/29 K – 7/13 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .287/.389/.346 – 29 BB/30 K – 6/9 SB – 188 AB)
Villanova SR 1B/RHP Max Beermann: 6-6, 225 pounds (2013: 5.40 K/9 | 7.43 BB/9 | 4.51 FIP | 13.1 IP) (2013: .208/.312/.409 – 10 BB/48 K – 1/1 SB – 149 AB) (2014: .304/.423/.492 – 24 BB/56 K – 1/1 SB – 181 AB) (2015: .280/.348/.490 – 16 BB/45 K – 1/1 SB – 200 AB) (2015: 10.07 K/9 – 3.15 BB/9 – 14.1 IP – 5.02 ERA) (2016: .262/.336/.437 – 18 BB/48 K – 3/3 SB – 206 AB)
Villanova SR 3B/1B Kevin Jewitt: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .272/.382/.317 – 22 BB/30 K – 4/7 SB – 180 AB) (2015: .277/.359/.367 – 22 BB/29 K – 15/18 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .254/.326/.361 – 21 BB/28 K – 11/14 SB – 205 AB)
Villanova SR OF/SS Adam Goss: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .203/.394/.258 – 21 BB/23 K – 2/7 SB – 128 AB) (2015: .326/.436/.451 – 23 BB/30 K – 13/16 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .261/.377/.397 – 33 BB/29 K – 10/13 SB – 199 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth JR 1B/3B Darian Carpenter: 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .278/.458/.444 – 5 BB/5 K – 1/1 SB – 18 AB) (2015: .268/.389/.439 – 31 BB/57 K – 2/4 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .285/.379/.463 – 25 BB/51 K – 2/2 SB – 214 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth JR 2B/SS Matt Davis: quick bat; can also play 3B; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .258/.353/.354 – 20 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .312/.404/.457 – 21 BB/42 K – 2/4 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .321/.385/.443 – 18 BB/40 K – 3/3 SB – 237 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth JR OF/2B Logan Farrar: good approach; plus speed; good athlete; strong; sneaky pop; good CF range; below-average arm; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .305/.393/.368 – 18 BB/22 K – 10/15 SB – 174 AB) (2015: .307/.392/.423 – 27 BB/29 K – 8/14 SB – 267 AB) (2016: .295/.388/.405 – 25 BB/22 K – 15/19 SB – 227 AB
Virginia Commonwealth SR 2B Cooper Mickelson: 5-8, 170 pounds (2015: .177/.271/.210 – 6 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 62 AB) (2016: .302/.432/.340 – 21 BB/11 K – 3/4 SB – 106 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth SR OF Cody Acker: plus speed; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .291/.354/.321 – 15 BB/26 K – 11/17 SB – 237 AB) (2015: .254/.324/.324 – 18 BB/22 K – 6/11 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .284/.349/.305 – 20 BB/15 K – 10/13 SB – 190 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth SR OF James Bunn: above-average speed; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .315/.415/.390 – 14 BB/20 K – 12/15 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .284/.407/.342 – 21 BB/49 K – 7/9 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .259/.358/.377 – 18 BB/18 K – 5/6 SB – 162 AB)
Virginia Commonwealth SR OF Jimmy Kerrigan: Temple transfer; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .296/.432/.401 – 15 BB/23 K – 10/11 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .318/.409/.438 – 18 BB/21 K – 15/17 SB – 217 AB)
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)
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)
Virginia Military Institute SR 3B David Geary: 6-2, 215 pounds (2015: .285/.371/.376 – 20 BB/35 K – 5/7 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .320/.424/.562 – 31 BB/39 K – 9/12 SB – 203 AB)
Virginia SR C Robbie Coman: good glove; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .283/.377/.368 – 13 BB/9 K – 106 AB) (2015: .289/.360/.333 – 21 BB/21 K – 2/7 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .200/.333/.200 – 2 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 15 AB)
Virginia Tech JR 3B/SS Ryan Tufts: steady glove; average speed; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .232/.344/.256 – 12 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 82 AB) (2015: .245/.324/.298 – 6 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 94 AB) (2016: .284/.386/.416 – 27 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 197 AB)
Virginia Tech JR OF Mac Caples: power upside; great approach; good speed; good in corner; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .200/.367/.284 – 13 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 95 AB) (2016: .232/.306/.375 – 6 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 56 AB)
Virginia Tech rJR 1B/LHP Phil Sciretta: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .391/.429/.402 – 5 BB/18 K – 1/2 SB – 92 AB) (2014: 5.85 K/9 – 4.05 BB/9 – 20 IP – 9.00 ERA) (2015: .221/.329/.235 – 9 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 68 AB) (2016: .315/.405/.416 – 28 BB/42 K – 2/3 SB – 219 AB)
Virginia Tech rJR OF Saige Jenco: plus-plus speed, knows how to use it; good approach; plays within himself; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .323/.449/.365 – 40 BB/23 K – 20/26 SB – 192 AB) (2015: .330/.394/.466 – 22 BB/34 K – 10/11 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .302/.437/.357 – 41 BB/36 K – 12/16 SB – 182 AB)
Virginia Tech rSO 2B Garrett Hudson: 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .317/.405/.417 – 8 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 60 AB)
Virginia Tech rSO 2B/3B Sam Fragale: 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .267/.338/.445 – 12 BB/51 K – 0/2 SB – 191 AB)
Virginia Tech rSO OF Nick Anderson: power upside; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .339/.418/.483 – 19 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 174 AB)
Virginia Tech rSO OF/LHP Tom Stoffel: 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .290/.412/.312 – 15 BB/24 K – 2/3 SB – 93 AB) (2016: .270/.373/.396 – 20 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 159 AB)
Virginia Tech SR C Andrew Mogg: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .222/.289/.326 – 13 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .259/.333/.366 – 12 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 112 AB)
Wagner JR SS Nick Mascelli: good glove; lots of contact; 5-7, 175 pounds (2014: .293/.392/.317 – 27 BB/23 K – 5/12 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .304/.409/.372 – 29 BB/17 K – 4/6 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .374/.414/.472 – 14 BB/11 K – 2/6 SB – 195 AB)
Wagner rSR OF Trey Nicosia: good speed; 5-10, 190 pounds (2015: .294/.344/.371 – 12 BB/26 K – 8/12 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .349/.382/.423 – 3 BB/31 K – 2/2 SB – 149 AB)
Wagner SR 3B/OF Ben Ruta: above-average arm; good speed; power upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2013: .322/.409/.373 – 13 BB/15 K – 2/2 SB – 118 AB) (2014: .250/.322/.358 – 15 BB/15 K – 18/21 SB – 204 AB) (2015: .327/.412/.469 – 29 BB/33 K – 10/15 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .343/.406/.439 – 20 BB/20 K – 9/15 SB – 198 AB)
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)
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)
Wake Forest JR C Ben Breazeale: good glove; good approach; strong; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .274/.378/.400 – 14 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 95 AB) (2016: .246/.388/.335 – 41 BB/39 K – 1/1 SB – 179 AB)
Wake Forest JR OF Jonathan Pryor: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .316/.366/.384 – 5 BB/40 K – 8/10 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .247/.421/.313 – 39 BB/51 K – 5/6 SB – 166 AB)
Wake Forest rSR OF Kevin Conway: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .269/.409/.366 – 15 BB/32 K – 1/1 SB – 93 AB) (2016: .259/.336/.418 – 25 BB/59 K – 8/11 SB – 239 AB)
Wake Forest SR OF/2B Joey Rodriguez: good speed; tons of tools yet raw; 5-7, 170 pounds (2013: .232/.267/.326 – 3 BB/16 K – 4/5 SB – 95 AB) (2014: .204/.278/.282 – 9 BB/27 K – 6/6 SB – 103 AB) (2015: .305/.411/.468 – 21 BB/37 K – 9/13 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .256/.352/.370 – 23 BB/53 K – 3/6 SB – 219 AB)
Walters State CC SO C Weston McArthur: quick bat; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .191/.376/.348 – 19 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 89 AB)
Washington JR 1B Gage Matuszak: power upside; good approach; plus glove; Utah transfer; 6-1, 235 pounds (2016: .276/.351/.529 – 8 BB/43 K – 0/0 SB – 87 AB)
Washington JR 1B John Naff: 6-0, 220 pounds (2016: .300/.421/.469 – 30 BB/43 K – 1/1 SB – 160 AB)
Washington JR 3B/OF Josh Cushing: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .235/.331/.341 – 13 BB/39 K – 1/3 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .287/.369/.478 – 11 BB/39 K – 3/5 SB – 115 AB)
Washington JR OF Jack Meggs: good speed; good athlete; good glove; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .188/.305/.232 – 10 BB/7 K – 0/3 SB – 69 AB) (2015: .243/.319/.296 – 18 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .277/.349/.343 – 17 BB/25 K – 1/5 SB – 213 AB)
Washington JR OF Kyle London: 5-7, 160 pounds (2016: .307/.505/.413 – 27 BB/16 K – 4/7 SB – 75 AB)
Washington JR OF MJ Hubbs: 5-9, 180 pounds (2016: .257/.373/.398 – 33 BB/53 K – 3/6 SB – 191 AB)
Washington JR SS/3B Chris Baker: steady glove; has also played 1B; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .259/.326/.348 – 16 BB/43 K – 2/3 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .316/.373/.495 – 13 BB/30 K – 2/4 SB – 212 AB)
Washington SR 1B Duncan Hendrickson: 6-2, 225 pounds (2016: .277/.426/.340 – 12 BB/11 K – 2/2 SB – 47 AB)
Washington State JR OF Cameron Frost: good athlete; average or better CF range; above-average speed; strong arm; power upside; way too aggressive right now; older BA comp: Aaron Rowand; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .226/.306/.226 – 4 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 31 AB) (2015: .221/.289/.316 – 10 BB/42 K – 7/9 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .238/.310/.343 – 14 BB/57 K – 8/9 SB – 181 AB)
Washington State rJR OF Trek Stemp: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .355/.393/.388 – 8 BB/23 K – 12/14 SB – 183 AB)
Washington State SR 1B Patrick McGrath: 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .281/.344/.384 – 13 BB/35 K – 2/6 SB – 185 AB)
West Virginia JR 1B/RHP Jackson Cramer: power upside; strong; 6-4, 230 pounds (2014: .242/.353/.343 – 16 BB/34 K – 0/1 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .291/.389/.520 – 27 BB/48 K – 2/2 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .300/.416/.535 – 32 BB/59 K – 7/11 SB – 200 AB)
West Virginia JR C Ray Guerrini: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .289/.401/.482 – 21 BB/48 K – 5/9 SB – 166 AB)
West Virginia rSR OF KC Huth: good speed; strong arm; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .260/.327/.377 – 14 BB/25 K – 2/6 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .263/.332/.404 – 18 BB/25 K – 9/15 SB – 171 AB)
Western Carolina JR OF/1B Matt Smith: 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .260/.365/.342 – 10 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 73 AB) (2015: .332/.448/.474 – 31 BB/47 K – 12/16 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .387/.495/.586 – 40 BB/30 K – 6/7 SB – 222 AB)
Western Carolina rJR 3B/SS JD Long: good glove; 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .213/.310/.324 – 15 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 136 AB) (2015: .263/.333/.281 – 5 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 57 AB) (2016: .230/.347/.351 – 24 BB/32 K – 5/12 SB – 174 AB)
Western Carolina rJR OF Bryson Bowman: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .336/.457/.692 – 43 BB/24 K – 10/15 SB – 214 AB)
Western Carolina rSR OF Garrett Brown: plus-plus speed; great athlete; WR on football team; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .206/.270/.206 – 1 BB/11 K – 6/8 SB – 34 AB) (2016: .325/.374/.442 – 11 BB/28 K – 34/41 SB – 249 AB)
Western Carolina SR C Danny Bermudez: good glove; 5-11, 215 pounds (2014: .305/.443/.381 – 16 BB/28 K – 3/5 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .317/.417/.516 – 19 BB/50 K – 3/3 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .295/.410/.429 – 33 BB/43 K – 5/7 SB – 217 AB)
Western Carolina SR OF Kramer Ferrell: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .295/.390/.451 – 20 BB/43 K – 2/4 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .332/.405/.502 – 13 BB/38 K – 5/7 SB – 229 AB)
Western Illinois JR C Adam McGinnis: good approach; power upside; quick bat; good arm; defense still developing; could also be tried at 3B or OF; average speed; 5-11, 220 pounds (2014: .281/.338/.348 – 7 BB/10 K – 4/7 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .243/.332/.341 – 12 BB/21 K – 11/12 SB – 173 AB) (2016: .262/.353/.362 – 17 BB/21 K – 1/4 SB – 149 AB)
Western Illinois JR SS/1B Chris Tschida: good athlete; strong; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .263/.303/.363 – 9 BB/46 K – 3/7 SB – 171 AB) (2015: .260/.343/.328 – 17 BB/40 K – 8/12 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .296/.381/.382 – 25 BB/46 K – 5/8 SB – 199 AB)
Western Illinois SR C Mark Garton: good glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .258/.316/.316 – 13 BB/32 K – 0/1 SB – 155 AB) (2016: .280/.399/.378 – 23 BB/33 K – 4/5 SB – 143 AB)
Western Kentucky rJR 1B Thomas Peter: power upside; (2016: .310/.354/.493 – 0 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 71 AB)
Western Kentucky rJR OF Zach Janes: good speed (2016: .248/.393/.261 – 31 BB/17 K – 6/9 SB – 153 AB)
Western Kentucky SR 3B Danny Hudzina: good glove; good athlete; power upside; has also played 2B and C; 5-11 (2015: .327/.369/.515 – 14 BB/16 K – 3/5 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .408/.470/.564 – 26 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 218 AB)
Western Michigan JR 1B Hunter Prince: 6-3, 240 pounds (2016: .296/.363/.423 – 14 BB/41 K – 0/0 SB – 196 AB)
Western Michigan JR 3B Grant Miller: good hit tool; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .269/.381/.308 – 21 BB/23 K – 3/4 SB – 182 AB) (2015: .256/.406/.311 – 25 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 180 AB) (2016: .330/.418/.397 – 26 BB/22 K – 4/8 SB – 209 AB)
Western Michigan SR C Mitchell Ho: good defender; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .236/.315/.291 – 7 BB/31 K – 0/2 SB – 110 AB) (2016: .218/.314/.272 – 16 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 147 AB)
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)
Wichita State rSR OF Mikel Mucha: 6-2, 190 pounds (2015: .313/.354/.374 – 11 BB/29 K – 5/8 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .300/.391/.355 – 28 BB/31 K – 12/13 SB – 200 AB)
Wichita State rSR OF Zach Reding: 6-2, 220 pounds (2015: .196/.294/.304 – 9 BB/17 K – 3/3 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .308/.408/.523 – 11 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 65 AB)
Wichita State SR 1B/C Ryan Tinkham: power upside; 6-5, 210 pounds (2015: .333/.446/.576 – 32 BB/42 K – 7/9 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .233/.333/.380 – 21 BB/35 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB)
Wichita State SR 3B Chase Rader: interesting bat; above-average to plus raw power; strong arm; steady glove; really good athlete; strong; above-average to plus speed; 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .239/.363/.381 – 19 BB/59 K – 13/18 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .258/.345/.379 – 10 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 124 AB)
Wichita State SR SS Tanner Kirk: 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .248/.340/.383 – 15 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 141 AB) (2016: .245/.343/.357 – 20 BB/33 K – 6/6 SB – 143 AB)
William & Mary JR 2B/SS Ryder Miconi: 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)
William & Mary JR OF/RHP Charles Ameer: good athlete; strong arm; 6-3, 185 pounds (2016: .286/.406/.469 – 30 BB/65 K – 6/7 SB – 192 AB)
William & Mary rSR OF/C Josh Smith: good athlete; above-average speed; good bunter; good CF instincts; untapped raw power; 5-9, 180 pounds (2012: .240/.279/.337 – 9 BB/43 K – 13/17 SB – 196 AB) (2014: .294/.366/.404 – 7 BB/31 K – 4/5 SB – 136 AB) (2015: .237/.321/.355 – 17 BB/41 K – 6/7 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .256/.350/.434 – 22 BB/48 K – 5/9 SB – 219 AB)
William & Mary SR 1B/C Charley Gould: 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .333/.406/.567 – 16 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB) (2015: .388/.473/.706 – 24 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .332/.439/.489 – 31 BB/37 K – 1/1 SB – 223 AB)
Wingate JR OF Shane Billings: plus speed; good approach; average arm; average at best raw power; CF range; FAVORITE; 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .444/.502/.639 – 25 BB/15 K – 30/32 SB – 216 AB)
Winthrop rSR 1B Mark Lowrie: 6-1, 210 pounds (2015: .310/.394/.386 – 23 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .328/.424/.398 – 32 BB/25 K – 2/3 SB – 201 AB)
Winthrop rSR OF Anthony Paulsen: above-average to plus speed; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .343/.425/.513 – 34 BB/45 K – 15/17 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .352/.415/.441 – 22 BB/31 K – 11/14 SB – 227 AB)
Winthrop SR C Roger Gonzalez: plus defender; Miami transfer; 5-9, 190 pounds (2015: .335/.409/.425 – 21 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .338/.426/.534 – 31 BB/28 K – 0/2 SB – 204 AB)
Wisconsin-La Crosse SR OF Taylor Kohlwey: good hit tool; plus speed; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .485/.549/.823 – 30 BB/14 K – 11/12 SB – 198 AB)
Wisconsin-Milwaukee JR 2B/SS Billy Quirke: good glove; good speed; 6-0, 170 pounds (2016: .274/.386/.335 – 32 BB/42 K – 5/13 SB – 215 AB)
Wisconsin-Milwaukee rJR SS/3B Eric Solberg: above-average to plus speed; good arm; good athlete; quick bat; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .368/.447/.573 – 22 BB/42 K – 24/25 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .286/.333/.385 – 6 BB/11 K – 3/6 SB – 91 AB) (2016: .244/.364/.291 – 29 BB/39 K – 16/18 SB – 172 AB)
Wisconsin-Milwaukee rSR OF Luke Meeteer: plus speed; 5-11, 185 pounds (2012: .320/.401/.390 – 19 BB/36 K – 15/17 SB – 172 AB) (2013: .279/.388/.352 – 23 BB/32 K – 18/21 SB – 179 AB) (2015: .321/.404/.459 – 19 BB/40 K – 37/43 SB – 246 AB) (2016: .364/.457/.539 – 29 BB/28 K – 24/25 SB – 206 AB)
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)
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)
Wright State rJR 1B/OF Brad Macciocchi: 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .288/.358/.364 – 23 BB/46 K – 2/4 SB – 184 AB) (2015: .203/.304/.237 – 9 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 59 AB) (2016: .318/.453/.482 – 18 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 85 AB)
Wright State rJR C/1B Daniel Arthur: 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .265/.378/.496 – 17 BB/23 K – 3/3 SB – 113 AB)
Wright State rSO 1B/OF Gabe Snyder: strong; quick bat; 6-5, 220 pounds (2015: .273/.385/.455 – 30 BB/39 K – 9/10 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .246/.350/.453 – 22 BB/38 K – 8/9 SB – 203 AB)
Wright State SR 3B John Brodner: 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .244/.347/.378 – 17 BB/27 K – 1/3 SB – 127 AB) (2014: .248/.303/.360 – 11 BB/34 K – 2/3 SB – 161 AB) (2015: .221/.303/.264 – 18 BB/31 K – 1/3 SB – 163 AB) (2016: .280/.382/.417 – 25 BB/40 K – 3/4 SB – 168 AB)
Wright State SR C Jason DeFevers: 6-0, 210 pounds (2013: .215/.340/.291 – 11 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 79 AB) (2014: .296/.370/.366 – 13 BB/15 K – 3/3 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .245/.350/.304 – 13 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB) (2016: .210/.316/.340 – 12 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 100 AB)
Wright State SR OF Ryan Fucci: 6-1, 215 pounds (2015: .288/.390/.587 – 30 BB/70 K – 11/17 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .325/.414/.541 – 27 BB/49 K – 25/28 SB – 209 AB)
Xavier JR OF Joe Gellenbeck: 6-5, 225 pounds (2016: .287/.350/.517 – 20 BB/41 K – 11/11 SB – 230 AB)
Xavier rJR SS/3B Andre Jernigan: strong; good athlete; good defensive tools; approach needs work; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .252/.304/.362 – 6 BB/44 K – 16/20 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .262/.366/.573 – 23 BB/54 K – 6/9 SB – 206 AB)
Xavier SR C Dan Rizzie: quick bat; plus defender; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .307/.395/.459 – 28 BB/37 K – 9/12 SB – 218 AB) (2015: .275/.373/.275 – 6 BB/10 K – 2/2 SB – 51 AB) (2016: .312/.373/.472 – 21 BB/25 K – 7/8 SB – 231 AB)
Yale JR 3B Richard Slenker: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .352/.414/.410 – 9 BB/12 K – 3/4 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .290/.367/.407 – 13 BB/24 K – 10/11 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .342/.443/.513 – 23 BB/20 K – 7/10 SB – 158 AB)
Yale JR OF Harrison White: 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .302/.377/.397 – 9 BB/30 K – 3/6 SB – 116 AB) (2016: .293/.369/.479 – 15 BB/29 K – 4/6 SB – 140 AB)
Yavapai JC OF Nate Easley: CF range; good speed; sneaky pop; 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .403/.485/.655 – 36 BB/37 K – 29/36 SB – 258 AB)
Yavapai JC SS Ramsey Romano: good glove; Michigan transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .410/.463/.629 – 19 BB/31 K – 12/16 SB – 229 AB)
Youngstown State rSO 1B Andrew Kendrick: power upside; 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .248/.391/.369 – 34 BB/31 K – 2/3 SB – 157 AB)

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Niagara rJR 3B Greg Rodgers: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .308/.386/.372 – 15 BB/42 K – 3/4 SB – 172 AB) (2015: .235/.297/.294 – 3 BB/5 K – 2/2 SB – 34 AB) (2016: .267/.436/.360 – 15 BB/21 K – 0/2 SB – 75 AB)
Niagara SR 1B/2B Michael Fuhrman: power upside; strong; can also play OF; 5-10, 165 pounds (2014: .292/.413/.435 – 23 BB/24 K – 4/5 SB – 161 AB) (2015: .340/.476/.490 – 27 BB/27 K – 15/17 SB – 147 AB) (2016: .357/.459/.443 – 27 BB/34 K – 14/17 SB – 185 AB)
Nicholls State JR OF Justin Holt: plus-plus speed; plus CF range; 5-9, 170 pounds (2014: .208/.351/.234 – 10 BB/24 K – 4/5 SB – 77 AB) (2015: .301/.367/.369 – 18 BB/31 K – 13/20 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .224/.303/.246 – 19 BB/40 K – 14/18 SB – 183 AB)
Norfolk State JR OF Denathan Dukes: good athlete; good speed; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: .357/.437/.464 – 14 BB/17 K – 11/14 SB – 112 AB) (2016: .290/.416/.359 – 24 BB/29 K – 25/26 SB – 145 AB)
Norfolk State rJR 2B/SS Roger Hall: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .281/.339/.371 – 12 BB/21 K – 2/4 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .316/.420/.417 – 29 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 187 AB)
Norfolk State SR 3B Kyle Vaas: 5-11, 200 pounds (2013: .235/.336/.304 – 12 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB) (2014: .191/.289/.265 – 9 BB/16 K – 9 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 68 AB) (2015: .246/.333/.406 – 7 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 69 AB) (2016: .306/.423/.488 – 18 BB/32 K – 2/3 SB – 121 AB)
Norfolk State SR OF Angel Rosario: 5-9, 175 pounds (2015: .338/.429/.475 – 20 BB/25 K – 9/13 SB – 139 AB) (2016: .231/.346/.394 – 27 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 160 AB)
North Carolina A&T JR 2B/3B Timothy Ravare: steady glove; 5-7, 175 pounds (2015: .286/.349/.376 – 11 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 133 AB) (2016: .306/.374/.372 – 17 BB/26 K – 0/4 SB – 196 AB)
North Carolina Central JR 3B/2B Ellington Hopkins: can also play OF; 5-6, 175 pounds (2016: .333/.444/.434 – 28 BB/16 K – 15/19 SB – 198 AB)
North Carolina Central JR C Conrad Kovalcik: good athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .324/.378/.353 – 3 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 34 AB) (2015: .260/.381/.394 – 18 BB/25 K – 4/5 SB – 104 AB) (2016: .243/.367/.486 – 32 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 177 AB)
North Carolina Central JR OF Carlos Ortiz: power upside; good glove; strong arm; 5-9, 200 pounds (2014: .321/.404/.478 – 15 BB/42 K – 5/7 SB – 159 AB) (2015: .308/.368/.558 – 12 BB/41 K – 2/5 SB – 172 AB) (2016: .305/.405/.542 – 22 BB/41 K – 4/7 SB – 177 AB)
North Carolina Central JR OF Zach Marszal: 6-0, 210 pounds (2016: .301/.385/.409 – 23 BB/25 K – 9/10 SB – 186 AB)
North Carolina Greensboro JR 1B Michael Goss: 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .311/.407/.494 – 19 BB/23 K – 3/3 SB – 164 AB)
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)
North Carolina Greensboro JR C Jake Kusz: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .256/.341/.359 – 10 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 78 AB) (2015: .289/.342/.430 – 10 BB/33 K – 1/2 SB – 135 AB) (2016: .277/.345/.473 – 22 BB/37 K – 2/2 SB – 224 AB)
North Carolina Greensboro JR OF Dillon Stewart: good speed; strong arm; power upside; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .335/.455/.665 – 45 BB/45 K – 9/11 SB – 209 AB)
North Carolina Greensboro JR OF Ryne Sigmon: 6-0, 170 pounds (2015: .279/.338/.410 – 6 BB/20 K – 1/1 SB – 61 AB) (2016: .329/.417/.491 – 34 BB/42 K – 8/12 SB – 228 AB)
North Carolina Greensboro rSR OF LJ Kalawaia: 6-0, 175 pounds (2016: .396/.493/.578 – 40 BB/32 K – 23/31 SB – 225 AB)
North Carolina Greensboro SR 3B/RHP Collin Woody: 84-88 FB with sink; good CU; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .296/.362/.508 – 20 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .349/.418/.571 – 26 BB/43 K – 3/3 SB – 238 AB)
North Carolina JR OF Adam Pate: above-average to plus speed; strong arm; really good defender in CF; good athlete; quick bat; 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .241/.379/.296 – 11 BB/15 K – 10/13 SB – 54 AB) (2015: .304/.407/.435 – 13 BB/17 K – 14/17 SB – 92 AB) (2016: .285/.403/.358 – 38 BB/44 K – 17/21 SB – 193 AB)
North Carolina JR OF Tyler Lynn: good hit tool; power upside; plus approach; good speed; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds (2016: .235/.359/.369 – 24 BB/18 K – 6/8 SB – 149 AB)
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)
North Carolina SR SS/2B Eli Sutherland: 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .208/.351/.264 – 19 BB/18 K – 3/4 SB – 106 AB) (2016: .232/.358/.378 – 28 BB/25 K – 7/10 SB – 164 AB)
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)
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)
North Carolina State SR 3B/SS Ryne Willard: good glove; 6-1, 180 pounds (2015: .287/.363/.411 – 22 BB/53 K – 3/4 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .268/.289/.341 – 2 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 41 AB)
North Carolina State SR C Chance Shepard: power upside; too aggressive; 6-1, 230 pounds (2014: .234/.379/.394 – 22 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 94 AB) (2015: .214/.342/.449 – 20 BB/36 K – 1/1 SB – 98 AB) (2016: .276/.377/.557 – 34 BB/82 K – 3/3 SB – 210 AB)
North Florida JR C Alex Merritt: 6-1, 175 pounds (2014: .273/.310/.311 – 6 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 161 AB) (2016: .316/.379/.479 – 16 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 215 AB)
North Florida JR OF/1B Chris Thibideau: power upside; good speed; 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .344/.406/.561 – 15 BB/37 K – 12/13 SB – 189 AB)
North Florida rJR OF/1B Christian Diaz: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .321/.391/.513 – 7 BB/19 K – 1/3 SB – 78 AB)
North Florida rSR OF/1B Nick Karmeris: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .291/.392/.436 – 18 BB/27 K – 3/4 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .308/.365/.466 – 15 BB/33 K – 4/4 SB – 234 AB)
North Florida SR 2B/SS Kyle Brooks: 5-8, 170 pounds (2013: .292/.385/.380 – 21 BB/20 K – 6/9 SB – 192 AB) (2014: .293/.370/.340 – 21 BB/20 K – 3/3 SB – 215 AB) (2015: .303/.375/.354 – 17 BB/12 K – 9/10 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .305/.387/.389 – 28 BB/17 K – 4/10 SB – 239 AB)
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)
North Florida SR OF Dakota Higdon: 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .328/.403/.402 – 26 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 204 AB)
North Greenville JR 1B/C Nathaniel Maggio: power upside; good athlete; plus arm; good glove; Tennessee transfer; 6-5, 250 pounds (2014: .239/.304/.284 – 10 BB/28 K – 4/6 SB – 134 AB) (2015: .235/.340/.376 – 11 BB/26 K – 1/1 SB – 85 AB) (2016: .324/.417/.714 – 28 BB/46 K – 3/6 SB – 182 AB)
Northeastern JR 2B David Hopkins: 5-9, 170 pounds (2016: .318/.412/.341 – 10 BB/6 K – 3/3 SB – 88 AB)
Northeastern JR 3B Cam Hanley: 5-11, 215 pounds (2015: .293/.350/.442 – 18 BB/40 K – 0/1 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .247/.390/.370 – 14 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 81 AB)
Northeastern rSR 2B Keith Kelly: 5-9, 185 pounds (2016: .283/.408/.399 – 28 BB/36 K – 5/7 SB – 173 AB)
Northeastern rSR C Josh Trieff: good glove; strong arm; 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .211/.305/.351 – 17 BB/42 K – 3/5 SB – 185 AB)
Northern Colorado JR OF/LHP Nick Tanner: good arm; 6-1, 175 pounds (2014: 7.20 K/9 – 5.04 BB/9 – 24 IP – 9.00 ERA) (2015: 4.18 K/9 – 4.34 BB/9 – 55.2 IP – 4.66 ERA) (2015: .253/.327/.313 – 9 BB/11 K – 3/4 SB – 99 AB) (2016: .327/.388/.401 – 15 BB/18 K – 7/11 SB – 162 AB)
Northern Colorado rSO 3B/OF Cole Maltese: strong hit tool; has also played 2B; Pepperdine transfer; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .291/.335/.490 – 8 BB/34 K – 3/3 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .255/.352/.394 – 23 BB/64 K – 6/8 SB – 188 AB)
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)
Northern Illinois JR 2B Carl Russell: 5-9, 165 pounds (2016: .266/.341/.387 – 7 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 124 AB)
Northern Illinois rJR 3B/OF Tommy Hook: 6-2, 190 pounds (2013: .275/.371/.339 – 24 BB/32 K – 3/7 SB – 171 AB) (2014: .257/.350/.296 – 25 BB/33 K – 1/3 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .262/.398/.308 – 37 BB/40 K – 2/3 SB – 172 AB)
Northern Illinois rJR OF Brandon Mallder: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .250/.337/.336 – 18 BB/25 K – 0/5 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .250/.357/.321 – 25 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 156 AB)
Northern Illinois rSR C Tony Brandner (2016): 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .304/.434/.339 – 23 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 115 AB) (2016: .247/.376/.356 – 22 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 146 AB)
Northern Illinois SR 2B Justin Fletcher: good athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .278/.343/.356 – 15 BB/27 K – 8/10 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .181/.243/.245 – 15 BB/28 K – 5/9 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .301/.362/.406 – 17 BB/19 K – 11/14 SB – 229 AB)
Northern Illinois SR C Johnny Zubek: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .256/.370/.369 – 20 BB/19 K – 8/13 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .281/.355/.331 – 16 BB/26 K – 5/8 SB – 178 AB)
Northern Illinois SR OF Stephen Letz: plus raw power; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .310/.371/.389 – 11 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .304/.376/.486 – 17 BB/22 K – 4/7 SB – 181 AB)
Northern Illinois SR SS Brian Sisler: good athlete; 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: .304/.406/.369 – 29 BB/19 K – 5/8 SB – 168 AB) (2015: .309/.406/.431 – 30 BB/23 K – 6/8 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .288/.397/.419 – 33 BB/19 K – 4/6 SB – 215 AB)
Northern Kentucky SR C Logan Spurlin: 6-4, 240 pounds (2014: .350/.416/.503 – 17 BB/39 K – 0/0 SB – 183 AB) (2015: .218/.351/.324 – 19 BB/31 K – 0/0 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .312/.393/.522 – 13 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 186 AB)
Northwest Florida State CC C Handsome Monica: big raw power; good approach; strong arm; raw glove; good athlete; Arizona transfer; 6-1, 220 pounds (2016: .348/.418/.684 – 18 BB/23 K – 5/6 SB – 158 AB)
Northwest Florida State CC SO 3B/SS Taylor Lane: quick bat; good glove; strong arm; good athlete; good speed; power upside; RHH; Florida transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .325/.386/.438 – 16 BB/26 K – 7/8 SB – 203 AB)
Northwest Florida State CC SO OF/INF Hunter Tackett: good glove; good speed; strong arm; good approach; power upside; Auburn transfer; FAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds (2016: .434/.506/.732 – 25 BB/30 K – 21/24 SB – 198 AB)
Northwest Nazarene SR 3B/2B Tyler Davis: plus approach; could also play OF; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .328/.401/.621 – 21 BB/27 K – 6/8 SB – 195 AB)
Northwestern JR OF/C Joe Hoscheit: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .258/.327/.393 – 10 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .286/.345/.417 – 11 BB/36 K – 0/2 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .275/.349/.461 – 15 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 167 AB)
Northwestern JR OF/LHP Matt Hopfner: plus arm; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .335/.385/.376 – 17 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 197 AB) (2014: 3.27 K/9 – 3.27 BB/9 – 11 IP – 4.91 ERA) (2015: .241/.295/.310 – 7 BB/41 K – 4/6 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .355/.440/.470 – 24 BB/36 K – 3/5 SB – 200 AB)
Northwestern SR 1B/OF Zach Jones: 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .315/.345/.370 – 8 BB/21 K – 162 AB) (2015: .321/.374/.436 – 17 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .258/.310/.338 – 13 BB/37 K – 5/5 SB – 213 AB)
Northwestern State JR OF Matt Valdez: good speed; smart player; 5-11, 175 pounds (2016: .273/.353/.409 – 12 BB/30 K – 2/6 SB – 132 AB)
Northwestern State rJR C Daniel Garner: plus raw power; strong arm; Mississippi State transfer; 6-1, 235 pounds (2016: .308/.380/.481 – 23 BB/53 K – 0/1 SB – 208 AB)
Northwestern State rJR OF Nick Heath: average at best arm; above-average to plus speed, others have it plus-plus; easy CF range; good hit tool; good athlete; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .261/.390/.306 – 16 BB/23 K – 17/21 SB – 111 AB) (2015: .240/.372/.296 – 28 BB/34 K – 23/27 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .260/.345/.347 – 23 BB/35 K – 35/42 SB – 219 AB)
Northwestern State rSR OF Bret Underwood: 6-1, 215 pounds (2015: .233/.327/.349 – 5 BB/9 K – 5/7 SB – 43 AB) (2016: .264/.356/.395 – 28 BB/53 K – 16/22 SB – 220 AB)
Northwestern State SR 1B/OF Cort Brinson: power upside; good athlete; has experience at C; 6-0, 220 pounds (2014: .294/.409/.418 – 16 BB/18 K – 5/6 SB – 170 AB) (2015: .350/.407/.518 – 12 BB/35 K – 3/4 SB – 220 AB) (2016: .306/.378/.379 – 17 BB/28 K – 5/6 SB – 219 AB)
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)
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; 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)
Notre Dame JR C Ryan Lidge: above-average to plus arm; good defender; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .264/.319/.310 – 6 BB/15 K – 0/2 SB – 87 AB) (2015: .279/.402/.373 – 35 BB/35 K – 1/2 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .199/.250/.284 – 8 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 141 AB)
Notre Dame rSO OF Torii Hunter: plus-plus speed; CF range; 40th round pick to Twins lock; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .182/.308/.182 – 2 BB/6 K – 2/2 SB – 11 AB)
Notre Dame SR C/OF Ricky Sanchez: strong defender; power upside; 6-0, 215 pounds (2013: .224/.286/.310 – 3 BB/17 K – 2/2 SB – 58 AB) (2014: .242/.286/.394 – 1 BB/14 K – 3/3 SB – 33 AB) (2015: .182/.246/.364 – 5 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 55 AB) (2016: .306/.343/.456 – 9 BB/50 K – 3/4 SB – 193 AB)
Notre Dame SR OF/LHP Zac Kutsulis: strong hit tool; above-average speed; strong arm; 89 FB; good sink on FB; 6-1, 185 pounds (2013: .285/.342/.380 – 12 BB/21 K – 5/6 SB – 137 AB) (2013: 4.82 K/9 | 1.93 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 28 IP) (2014: .255/.315/.309 – 13 BB/33 K – 7/9 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .265/.339/.390 – 21 BB/33 K – 12/16 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .315/.366/.467 – 15 BB/27 K – 11/14 SB – 165 AB)
Notre Dame SR SS Lane Richards: good defender; strong arm; good speed; good athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds (2013: .242/.296/.304 – 15 BB/32 K – 2/4 SB – 207 AB) (2014: .254/.294/.339 – 5 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 118 AB) (2015: .264/.314/.409 – 16 BB/30 K – 5/7 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .262/.326/.338 – 17 BB/29 K – 5/6 SB – 195 AB)
Nova Southeastern C Michael Hernandez: good defender; strong arm; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .271/.375/.507 – 16 BB/50 K – 1/1 SB – 144 AB)
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)
Oakland JR 1B/OF Zach Sterry: plus approach; above-average power; quick bat; 5-11, 240 pounds (2014: .279/.359/.390 – 15 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 136 AB) (2015: .288/.363/.444 – 16 BB/28 K – 5/9 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .285/.352/.436 – 17 BB/34 K – 5/8 SB – 172 AB)
Oakland JR OF Tyler Pagano: 6-2, 225 pounds (2015: .307/.339/.398 – 9 BB/26 K – 0/1 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .297/.360/.416 – 16 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 185 AB)
Oakland rSR C/2B Ian Yetsko: can also play 3B and SS; 5-9, 185 pounds (2015: .295/.351/.468 – 13 BB/35 K – 3/7 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .294/.353/.471 – 17 BB/44 K – 4/6 SB – 187 AB)
Oakland SR SS Mike Brosseau: good glove; patient hitter; 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .252/.329/.291 – 17 BB/18 K – 1/4 SB – 151 AB) (2014: .321/.383/.432 – 14 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 162 AB) (2015: .287/.364/.470 – 17 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .355/.452/.570 – 26 BB/24 K – 8/9 SB – 186 AB)
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
OF Aldrich De Jongh (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): good speed; LHH; 5-9, 160 pounds
OF Alvaro Valdez (Westminster Christian HS, Florida): LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
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
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
OF Bailin Markridge (O’Connor HS, Arizona): good athlete; good glove; strong arm; good speed; 6-3, 170 pounds
OF Ben Lewis (Horizon HS, Arizona): RHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
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
OF Brad Demco (Lake Travis HS, Texas): RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds
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
OF Brock Anderson (Sparkman HS, Alabama): quick bat; power upside; good athlete; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
OF Brock Howard (Harmony HS, Florida): plus speed; good athlete; CF range; sneaky pop; quick bat; BHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
OF Cade Cabbiness (Bixby HS, Oklahoma): plus athlete; strong; plus arm; above-average raw power; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
OF Caleb Green (Metter HS, Georgia): good athlete; power upside; RHH; 5-11, 160 pounds
OF Cameron Blake (Round Rock HS, Texas): good approach; RHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
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
OF Chase Murray (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Ohio): LHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
OF Chavez Young (Faith Baptist Academy, Florida): very good athlete; quick bat; strong; plus speed; CF range; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; older for class; BHH
OF Christian Bullock (Morgan Park HS, Illinois): LHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
OF Christian Long (Westside HS, Texas): plus athlete; quick bat; good approach; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
OF Christian Moya (South Hills HS, California): RHH; 6-0, 175 pounds
OF Clayton Keyes (Bishop Carroll HS, Alberta): power upside; good speed; young for class; quick bat; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds
OF Colin Brophy (Notre Dame HS, California): above-average to plus speed; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
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
OF Dalton Griffin (South Effingham HS, Georgia): good approach; easy CF range; good speed; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
OF Dante Baldelli (Bishop Hendricken HS, Rhode Island): RHH; 6-3, 155 pounds
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
OF Denilson Elligson (Graceville HS, Florida): plus arm; good speed; BHH; 5-9, 180 pounds
OF Dominic Clementi (Arrowhead HS, Wisconsin): good athlete; quick bat; leadoff profile; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Dominic Fletcher (Cypress HS, California): quick bat; really good defender in CF; plus arm; average or better speed; LHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
OF Donnie Gleneski (Bishop Kenny HS, Florida): RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
OF Dylan Hirsch (El Camino Real HS, California): above-average to plus speed; CF range; good athlete; RHH; 5-8, 160 pounds
OF Edmond Americaan (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): good athlete; plus speed; CF range; above-average arm; older for class; LHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
OF EP Reese (North Davidson HS, North Carolina): plus speed, uses it very well; good arm; good hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
OF Eric Rivera (Flanagan HS, Florida): RHH; 6-0, 175 pounds
OF Francisco Del Valle (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus power upside; quick bat; strong; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
OF Gabe Simons (Ada HS, Oklahoma): good athlete; average arm; good approach; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Garrett Hodges (South Effingham HS, Georgia): plus bat speed; power upside; big hit tool; LHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
OF Hunter Bishop (Serra HS, California): above-average speed; strong; good athlete; LHH; 6-4, 190 pounds
OF Hunter Judd (Knoxville Catholic HS, Tennessee): strong arm; good athlete: LHH; 6-3, 170 pounds
OF Jack Suwinski (Taft HS, Illinois): good arm; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
OF Jacob Hirsh (O’Dea HS, Washington): above-average speed; strong hit tool; LHH; 5-9, 180 pounds
OF Jake Suddleson (Harvard-Westlake HS, California): good approach; good athlete; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Jalen Harrison (St. Anne’s-Belfield HS, Virginia): RHH; 6-4, 210 pounds
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
OF Jarrett Finger (Grandview HS, Colorado): good speed; quick bat; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
OF Jeremy Ydens (St. Francis HS, California): interesting hit tool; older for class; RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds
OF Jerrette Lee (Columbus HS, Georgia): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 6-5, 180 pounds
OF Joe Acker (Marquette University HS, Wisconsin): above-average speed; strong arm; 5-11, 175 pounds
OF Joe Faulkner (Cumberland Gap HS, Tennessee): good speed; RHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
OF John Rave (Bloomington HS, Illinois): LHH; 6-0, 170 pounds
OF Jordan McFarland (Waterloo HS, Illinois): strong; above-average power upside; good athlete; average or better speed; below-average arm; RHH; 6-3, 225 pounds
OF Jordan Wiley (Richland HS, Texas): easy CF range; plus speed; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
OF Jose Layer (Colegio Angel David, Puerto Rico): plus speed; strong arm; CF range; good athlete; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
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
OF Juan Carlos Abreu (Winter Springs HS, Florida): plus speed; above-average arm; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
OF Kace Massner (Burlington Community HS, Iowa): plus speed; good range; LHH; 6-5, 210 pounds
OF Kameron Misner (Poplar Bluff HS, Missouri): plus bat speed; power upside; average speed; strong arm; LHH; 6-4, 210 pounds
OF Keegan Snowbarger (St. Xavier HS, Kentucky): RHH; 5-11, 200 pounds
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
OF Kingsley Ballao (Maui HS, Hawaii): good speed; strong arm; quick bat; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
OF Kobi Owen (Episcopal HS, Texas): CF range; good approach; quick bat; good athlete; older for class; RHH; 6-2, 210 pounds
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
OF Landon Silver (Huntington Beach HS, California): good speed; good glove; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
OF Langston Watkins (Louisville Male HS, Kentucky): plus speed; plus athlete; plus CF range; LHH; 5-10, 165 pounds
OF Luke Lalumia (Grand Ledge HS, Michigan): plus speed; plus arm; RHH; 6-0, 165 pounds
OF Marcus Mack (Bellaire HS, Texas): plus speed; CF range; LHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
OF Mason Nadeau (North Penn HS, Pennsylvania): good speed; LHH: 5-10, 165 pounds
OF Matthew Fraizer (Clovis North HS, California): quick bat; plus speed; CF range; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Michael Farley (Chico HS, California): plus defender in CF; raw bat; good athlete; PG comp: Derek Hill
OF Michael Wilson (Colonia HS, New Jersey): quick bat; LHH; 6-0, 175 pounds
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
OF Nick Howie (Garth Webb SS, Ontario): RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
OF Nick Neville (IMG Academy, Florida): good speed; good athlete; quick bat; LHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
OF Nick Wilhite (Buford HS, Georgia): plus to plus-plus speed; good arm; Dave Roberts comp
OF Nikolas Dague (Sickles HS, Florida): above-average speed; RHH; 5-11, 170 pounds
OF Otis Statum (Bishop O’Dowd HS, California): good athlete; above-average speed; power upside; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
OF Preston Jones (Mountain View HS, Washington): strong hit tool; easy CF range; good speed; good athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds
OF Quin Cotton (Regis Jesuit HS, Colorado): quick bat; average at best speed; average at best arm; RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
OF Raymond Hernandez (Fernando Ledesma Continuation, Puerto Rico): plus speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-10, 165 pounds
OF Raymond Salaman (Luis Hernaiz Verone HS, Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Robert Bullard (Thurgood Marshall HS, Texas): good athlete; good range; strong arm; leadoff profile; LHH; 5-8, 150 pounds
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
OF Ryan Brown (St. James HS, Maryland): plus speed; good arm; RHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
OF Ryan Mejia (Alonso HS, Florida): quick bat; average raw power; above-average speed; good range in corner; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Ryan Novis (Corona Del Sol HS, Arizona): good speed; RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds
OF Ryan Ward (Millbury HS, Massachusetts): strong arm; good speed; power upside; 6-0, 180 pounds
OF Spencer Taylor (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): power upside; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
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
OF Ted Sabato (Brunswick HS, New York): good approach; power upside; good athlete; hits it everywhere; very old for class; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
OF Terence Norman (Kennesaw Mountain HS, Georgia): good athlete; CF range; good speed; power upside; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
OF Terrell Frazier (Westlake HS, Georgia): older for class; LHH; 6-3, 170 pounds
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
OF Todd Lott (Trinity Christian Academy, Florida): plus raw power; average arm; slow; RHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
OF Tony Schultz (Saints Peter and Paul HS, Maryland): RHH; 5-10, 160 pounds
OF Trace Bucey (Carroll HS, Texas): power upside; good speed; plus athlete; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
OF Tre Turner (Holy Cross HS, Louisiana): great athlete; 5-10, 190 pounds
OF Tremaine Spears (Tioga HS, Louisiana): RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
OF Trevyne Carter (Soddy Daisy HS, Tennessee): above-average to plus speed; great athlete; 6-3, 185 pounds
OF Troy Johnston (Rogers HS, Washington): good hit tool; good speed; CF range; LHH
OF Wyatt Featherston (Green Mountain HS, Colorado): good speed; good athlete; power upside; good approach; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds
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
OF/1B Dylan Carlson (Elk Grove HS, California): good hit tool; power upside; BHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
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
OF/3B Armani Smith (De La Salle HS, California): interesting hit tool; good athlete; strong; RHH; 6-3, 190 pounds
OF/3B Matthew Gorski (Hamilton Southeastern HS, Indiana):
OF/LHP Austin Langworthy (Williston HS, Florida): interesting bat; strong arm; good approach; LHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
OF/LHP Carter Nelson (Jenks HS, Oklahoma): 6-2, 225 pounds
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
OF/LHP Kyle Stowers (Christian HS, California): strong arm; good speed; 6-3, 200 pounds
OF/RHP Connor Kimple (Marquette HS, Wisconsin): good speed; good arm; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds
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
OF/RHP Michael Toglia (Gig Harbor HS, Washington): plus power upside; strong arm; great athlete; low-90s FB; BHH; 6-5, 200 pounds
OF/RHP Trevor Boone (Tulsa Memorial HS, Oklahoma): good speed; above-average raw power; 86 FB; 6-1, 180 pounds
Ohio JR 3B Ty Black: 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: .273/.333/.328 – 8 BB/15 K – 2/5 SB – 128 AB) (2015: .251/.342/.351 – 18 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .261/.338/.300 – 22 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 203 AB)
Ohio JR OF Mitch Longo: good hit tool; above-average speed; LF profile; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .346/.416/.474 – 13 BB/13 K – 7/12 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .357/.421/.498 – 22 BB/16 K – 10/13 SB – 241 AB) (2016: .360/.438/.467 – 25 BB/19 K – 12/17 SB – 214 AB
Ohio JR OF Spencer Ibarra: 6-0, 175 pounds (2016: .257/.368/.400 – 17 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 105 AB)
Ohio rSR C Cody Gaertner: 5-10, 175 pounds (2012: .338/.369/.411 – 6 BB/12 K – 4/7 SB – 151 AB) (2013: .256/.325/.341 – 16 BB/21 K – 5/11 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .291/.358/.405 – 18 BB/27 K – 2/4 SB – 227 AB) (2016: .330/.381/.421 – 17 BB/31 K – 3/4 SB – 221 AB)
Ohio SR 1B John Adryan: 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: 282/.345/.374 – 10 BB/36 K – 0/4 SB – 174 AB) (2015: .297/.374/.429 – 24 BB/30 K – 1/2 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .252/.317/.486 – 21 BB/56 K – 1/1 SB – 218 AB)
Ohio SR OF Manny DeJesus: plus CF range; plus speed; FAVORITE; 5-10, 155 pounds (2014*: .374/.487/.449 – 44 BB/15 K – 31/38 SB – 214 AB) (2015: .311/.406/.360 – 33 BB/15 K – 7/9 SB – 222 AB) (2016: .288/.386/.349 – 34 BB/12 K – 4/8 SB – 215 AB)
Ohio State JR C Jalen Washington: plus athlete; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .280/.367/.280 – 4 BB/1 K – 4/5 SB – 25 AB) (2016: .249/.352/.343 – 26 BB/49 K – 14/19 SB – 213 AB)
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)
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)
Ohio State rJR OF/1B Jake Bosiokovic: good athlete; average speed; interesting hit tool; too aggressive; good defender; has also played 3B; 6-6, 240 pounds (2013: .278/.344/.374 – 16 BB/57 K – 4/5 SB – 198 AB) (2014: .268/.358/.372 – 16 BB/47 K – 1/2 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .275/.347/.488 – 19 BB/73 K – 2/3 SB – 211 AB)
Ohio State rSR 3B Nick Sergakis: great glove; 5-8, 180 pounds (2014: .318/.366/.404 – 8 BB/25 K – 3/7 SB – 151 AB) (2015: .250/.352/.330 – 18 BB/44 K – 6/6 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .332/.451/.542 – 36 BB/34 K – 15/17 SB – 238 AB)
Ohio State SR 1B/OF Zach Ratcliff: 6-5, 225 pounds (2014: .232/.262/.313 – 4 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .286/.344/.536 – 5 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .268/.385/.341 – 6 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 41 AB)
Ohio State SR 3B Craig Nennig: 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .125/.176/.146 – 1 BB/15 K – 1/1 SB – 48 AB) (2014: .231/.338/.256 – 18 BB/27 K – 3/7 SB – 121 AB) (2015: .266/.330/.330 – 17 BB/34 K – 7/11 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .256/.328/.366 – 19 BB/46 K – 18/19 SB – 227 AB)
Ohio State SR 3B/1B Troy Kuhn: can also play SS and 2B; good hands; 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .283/.330/.304 – 7 BB/16 K – 4/6 SB – 92 AB) (2014: .290/.379/.442 – 23 BB/34 K – 5/6 SB – 224 AB) (2015: .256/.360/.469 – 12 BB/39 K – 6/7 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .258/.337/.364 – 19 BB/44 K – 1/2 SB – 217 AB)
Oklahoma JR 1B Austin O’Brien: 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .283/.364/.415 – 13 BB/13 K – 3/3 SB – 106 AB) (2015: .211/.280/.324 – 12 BB/33 K – 1/4 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .267/.342/.424 – 20 BB/34 K – 4/4 SB – 165 AB)
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)
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)
Oklahoma JR C Renae Martinez: above-average arm; above-average glove; UC Irvine transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .246/.380/.415 – 12 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 65 AB)
Oklahoma JR OF Cody Thomas: plus athlete; power upside; plus arm; average speed; 6-5, 215 pounds (2016: .299/.354/.556 – 9 BB/31 K – 2/2 SB – 117 AB)
Oklahoma SR 1B/OF Alex Wise: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .259/.310/.389 – 2 BB/7 K – 1/2 SB – 54 AB) (2016: .304/.364/.423 – 18 BB/30 K – 9/14 SB – 227 AB)
Oklahoma SR OF Hunter Haley: above-average power; good speed; good athlete; strong arm; above-average to plus CF range; 5-10, 175 pounds (2013: .229/.321/.333 – 13 BB/35 K – 8/11 SB – 144 AB) (2014: .294/.357/.472 – 14 BB/43 K – 12/14 SB – 218 AB) (2015: .230/.301/.370 – 15 BB/36 K – 7/9 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .219/.311/.371 – 12 BB/32 K – 3/7 SB – 105 AB)
Oklahoma State JR 1B/OF Dustin Williams: power upside; good approach; smart base runner; average defender; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .216/.367/.392 – 25 BB/31 K – 2/2 SB – 102 AB) (2015: .276/.396/.469 – 37 BB/59 K – 5/6 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .217/.320/.465 – 31 BB/70 K – 4/6 SB – 198 AB)
Oklahoma State JR 2B JR Davis: 5-9, 190 pounds (2016: .363/.444/.461 – 24 BB/18 K – 9/11 SB – 193 AB)
Oklahoma State JR OF Ryan Sluder: average to above-average speed; above-average to plus arm strength; plus raw power; too aggressive at plate; strong; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .284/.360/.299 – 8 BB/10 K – 1/3 SB – 67 AB) (2015: .309/.401/.506 – 23 BB/34 K – 5/7 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .216/.289/.340 – 12 BB/41 K – 7/8 SB – 162 AB)
Oklahoma State rSO 3B Andrew Rosa: good speed; power upside; good athlete; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: .243/.349/.351 – 6 BB/11 K – 2/2 SB – 37 AB) (2016: .235/.373/.250 – 10 BB/14 K – 3/5 SB – 68 AB)
Oklahoma State rSR OF/RHP Conor Costello: 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; good 78-82 kCB; emerging CU; cutter; good athlete; plus arm; good speed; CF range; plus raw power; quick bat; Arkansas transfer; TJ survivor; Cape 2014: 93-94 FB; 2016: 92-96 FB; 88 cutter; 80 CB; CU; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .240/.349/.432 – 23 BB/59 K – 4/6 SB – 192 AB) (2014: 5.14 K/9 – 6.43 BB/9 – 7 IP – 6.43 ERA) (2015: .240/.343/.377 – 25 BB/52 K – 13/14 SB – 183 AB) (2015: 5.06 K/9 – 1.69 BB/9 – 32.1 IP – 1.69 ERA) (2016: .360/.467/.593 – 16 BB/19 K – 4/5 SB – 86 AB) (2016: 8.57 K/9 – 1.43 BB/9 – 6.1 IP – 5.68 ERA)
Oklahoma State SR OF Corey Hassell: above-average to plus arm; CF range, but better in corner; average to above-average speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .172/.342/.207 – 6 BB/10 K – 2/4 SB – 29 AB) (2015: .312/.352/.417 – 9 BB/50 K – 13/17 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .284/.362/.446 – 20 BB/58 K – 15/24 SB – 222 AB)
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)
Old Dominion JR C Kyle Beam: strong arm; 6-0, 225 pounds (2016: .220/.336/.385 – 17 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 109 AB)
Old Dominion JR C/1B Kurt Sinnen: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .304/.396/.326 – 7 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 46 AB) (2015: .171/.275/.200 – 5 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .283/.383/.385 – 30 BB/25 K – 3/3 SB – 187 AB)
Old Dominion JR OF/SS Nick Walker: good athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .309/.385/.438 – 25 BB/29 K – 16/17 SB – 194 AB) (2015: .276/.394/.453 – 29 BB/31 K – 12/14 SB – 181 AB) (2016: .274/.400/.380 – 43 BB/35 K – 19/23 SB – 208 AB)
Old Dominion rSR 3B/SS Nick Lustrino: Temple transfer; 6-0, 180 pounds (2012: .275/.363/.319 – 23 BB/18 K – 7/9 SB – 182 AB) (2013: .259/.366/.365 – 23 BB/23 K – 8/12 SB – 170 AB) (2015: .228/.355/.315 – 15 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 92 AB) (2016: .244/.362/.298 – 25 BB/11 K – 5/9 SB – 168 AB)
Old Dominion rSR SS Jason McMurray: 6-1, 200 pounds (2014*: .390/.457/.594 – 11 BB/19 K – 18/20 SB – 187 AB) (2015: .251/.340/.351 – 14 BB/37 K – 4/7 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .246/.328/.345 – 22 BB/40 K – 5/7 SB – 203 AB)
Old Dominion SR OF Connor Myers: plus to plus-plus speed; good athlete; strong arm; way too aggressive; 5-11, 165 pounds (2013: .300/.394/.428 – 21 BB/49 K – 13/15 SB – 180 AB) (2014: .239/.317/.272 – 21 BB/48 K – 12/15 SB – 180 AB) (2015: .302/.366/.376 – 17 BB/34 K – 20/25 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .310/.379/.472 – 25 BB/43 K – 19/26 SB – 216 AB)
Oral Roberts JR 3B/OF Rolando Martinez: power upside; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .322/.403/.405 – 16 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 121 AB) (2016: .294/.388/.382 – 24 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 170 AB)
Oral Roberts rJR C/1B Brent Williams: intriguing bat; average glove; accurate arm; slow; good approach; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 180 pounds (2016: .310/.344/.478 – 13 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 203 AB)
Oral Roberts rJR OF/2B Nick Rotola: steady glove; plus speed; good athlete; has also played SS; Eastern Michigan transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .268/.357/.325 – 14 BB/36 K – 9/9 SB – 123 AB) (2016: .326/.412/.399 – 32 BB/33 K – 8/12 SB – 218 AB)
Oral Roberts rSO OF Noah Cummings: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .331/.389/.472 – 16 BB/18 K – 3/5 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .379/.449/.526 – 22 BB/26 K – 6/8 SB – 190 AB)
Oregon JR OF Austin Grebeck: plus arm; average to plus speed; quick bat; leadoff profile; good approach; strong; good CF range; 5-8, 150 pounds (2014: .254/.369/.317 – 20 BB/18 K – 4/8 SB – 126 AB) (2015: .243/.365/.379 – 25 BB/31 K – 8/12 SB – 140 AB) (2016: .250/.396/.320 – 42 BB/36 K – 8/10 SB – 200 AB)
Oregon JR OF Nick Catalano: plus speed; easy CF range; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .250/.438/.321 – 23 BB/26 K – 10/13 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .217/.313/.322 – 10 BB/25 K – 3/3 SB – 115 AB) (2016: .270/.360/.365 – 9 BB/17 K – 4/7 SB – 74 AB)
Oregon JR SS/2B Mark Karaviotis: good defender; strong arm; average speed; Mark Ellis comp; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .254/.369/.303 – 19 BB/49 K – 7/9 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .270/.407/.374 – 28 BB/43 K – 5/9 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .077/.143/.077 – 0 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 13 AB)
Oregon rJR OF Jake Bennett: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .312/.419/.370 – 24 BB/18 K – 2/6 SB – 138 AB)
Oregon rSO OF/1B AJ Balta: missed 2015 season (ACL); 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .242/.328/.370 – 21 BB/50 K – 7/9 SB – 211 AB) (2016: .219/.316/.455 – 20 BB/36 K – 6/11 SB – 178 AB)
Oregon rSR OF Steven Packard: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .247/.320/.416 – 16 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 154 AB)
Oregon SR 1B/OF Phillipe Craig-St. Louis: strong hit tool; good approach; average glove; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .296/.386/.380 – 30 BB/33 K – 4/6 SB – 216 AB) (2016: .169/.245/.315 – 9 BB/25 K – 1/2 SB – 89 AB)
Oregon SR 3B/SS Matt Eureste: average or better speed; some pop; good glove; can also play OF; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .246/.327/.330 – 18 BB/34 K – 7/13 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .095/.321/.095 – 2 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 21 AB)
Oregon State JR 1B/OF Billy King: power upside; 6-3, 220 pounds (2015: .272/.336/.359 – 7 BB/21 K – 2/3 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .287/.397/.362 – 18 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 94 AB)
Oregon State JR 3B Caleb Hamilton: good defender; great athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .231/.338/.291 – 25 BB/39 K – 7/9 SB – 182 AB) (2015: .229/.321/.328 – 26 BB/34 K – 5/7 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .185/.305/.338 – 12 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 65 AB)
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)
Oregon State JR OF Kyle Nobach: 5-9, 180 pounds (2015: .317/.377/.447 – 16 BB/23 K – 8/10 SB – 161 AB) (2016: .280/.379/.380 – 18 BB/37 K – 2/4 SB – 150 AB)
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)
Pacific JR 1B Dan Mayer: power upside; average glove; 6-5, 250 pounds (2015: .146/.205/.268 – 3 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 41 AB) (2016: .314/.346/.590 – 8 BB/52 K – 3/5 SB – 229 AB)
Pacific SR 2B/3B Louis Mejia: 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .308/.348/.420 – 11 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .275/.330/.320 – 13 BB/21 K – 3/6 SB – 178 AB)
Pacific SR 3B JJ Wagner: good defender; strong arm; 6-3, 200 pounds (2013: .195/.250/.293 – 6 BB/25 K – 0/0 SB – 123 AB) (2014: .190/.253/.232 – 14 BB/35 K – 4/6 SB – 168 AB) (2015: .250/.300/.307 – 11 BB/40 K – 2/5 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .264/.327/.440 – 17 BB/38 K – 7/10 SB – 193 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Penn JR C Tim Graul: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .245/.328/.429 – 3 BB/13 K – 1/2 SB – 49 AB) (2015: .364/.443/.642 – 20 BB/24 K – 2/4 SB – 162 AB)
Penn SR SS Ryan Mincher: 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .271/.376/.436 – 21 BB/25 K – 2/5 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .328/.414/.484 – 15 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 122 AB) (2015: .257/.366/.450 – 21 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 140 AB)
Penn State JR OF Nick Riotto: average speed; good athlete; good approach; good glove; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .265/.361/.324 – 10 BB/19 K – 2/4 SB – 102 AB) (2016: .307/.405/.385 – 24 BB/14 K – 3/7 SB – 179 AB)
Penn State JR SS Jim Haley: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .301/.364/.403 – 12 BB/35 K – 11/14 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .315/.377/.425 – 18 BB/26 K – 10/15 SB – 219 AB)
Penn State rSR OF Greg Guers: quick bat; power upside; USC Upstate transfer; 6-3, 200 pounds (2012: .286/.330/.423 – 13 BB/32 K – 1/2 SB – 175 AB) (2014: .246/.303/.363 – 16 BB/34 K – 1/2 SB – 179 AB) (2015: .284/.329/.495 – 13 BB/30 K – 14/15 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .313/.369/.485 – 20 BB/34 K – 20/24 SB – 198 AB)
Penn State SR 1B/3B Tyler Kendall: 6-0, 215 pounds (2015: .301/.339/.389 – 6 BB/19 K – 2/4 SB – 113 AB) (2016: .320/.370/.375 – 18 BB/34 K – 7/8 SB – 200 AB)
Pepperdine JR C Aaron Barnett: good defender; average at best arm; good hit tool; FAVORITE; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .359/.381/.390 – 10 BB/12 K – 1/2 SB – 223 AB) (2015: .303/.357/.360 – 17 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 228 AB) (2016: .292/.345/.403 – 16 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 216 AB)
Pepperdine JR OF Brandon Caruso: good athlete; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .283/.340/.402 – 17 BB/35 K – 3/4 SB – 184 AB) (2015: .309/.391/.456 – 27 BB/48 K – 3/3 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .240/.327/.308 – 15 BB/29 K – 2/3 SB – 146 AB)
Pepperdine JR OF Matt Gelalich: 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .289/.370/.437 – 17 BB/39 K – 7/9 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .275/.385/.389 – 19 BB/43 K – 9/13 SB – 149 AB)
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)
Pepperdine rSO OF Ben Rodriguez: 6-6, 250 pounds (2016: .289/.401/.533 – 21 BB/48 K – 1/1 SB – 135 AB)
Pepperdine SR 1B Brad Anderson: plus raw power; 6-4, 200 pounds (2014: .282/.348/.409 – 25 BB/50 K – 1/1 SB – 220 AB) (2015: .276/.369/.457 – 28 BB/55 K – 0/0 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .279/.339/.498 – 17 BB/54 K – 0/1 SB – 201 AB)
Pepperdine SR 2B Chris Fornaci: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .405/.444/.619 – 3 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 42 AB) (2015: .239/.395/.426 – 29 BB/47 K – 0/1 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .196/.361/.378 – 18 BB/42 K – 1/1 SB – 143 AB)
Pittsburgh JR 1B/3B PJ DeMeo: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .265/.359/.471 – 4 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 34 AB)
Pittsburgh JR 3B Ron Sherman: 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .232/.293/.397 – 10 BB/47 K – 2/4 SB) (2016: .282/.379/.534 – 19 BB/40 K – 1/3 SB – 131 AB)
Pittsburgh JR C Caleb Parry: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .269/.286/.423 – 1 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 26 AB) (2016: .277/.338/.376 – 13 BB/22 K – 2/4 SB – 141 AB)
Pittsburgh JR OF Nick Yarnall: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .330/.436/.580 – 15 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 88 AB) (2016: .309/.439/.556 – 34 BB/28 K – 6/6 SB – 162 AB)
Pittsburgh rJR OF Jacob Wright: 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .282/.442/.328 – 41 BB/47 K – 15/20 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .235/.374/.352 – 36 BB/34 K – 12/16 SB – 179 AB)
Pittsburgh rSO OF Frank Maldonado: 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .188/.300/.391 – 8 BB/45 K – 5/8 SB – 128 AB) (2016: .330/.415/.449 – 14 BB/26 K – 5/9 SB – 185 AB)
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)
Pittsburgh SR C Alex Kowalczyk: strong arm; 6-2, 220 pounds (2015: .263/.335/.369 – 16 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .315/.409/.569 – 20 BB/30 K – 3/4 SB – 181 AB)
Pittsburgh SR OF/LHP Aaron Schnurbusch: big raw power; 6-5, 235 pounds (2015: .274/.368/.446 – 21 BB/45 K – 14/22 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .241/.382/.411 – 28 BB/42 K – 8/11 SB – 141 AB)
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)
Portland JR C Cooper Hummel: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .320/.422/.490 – 34 BB/41 K – 7/10 SB – 194 AB)
Portland SR 2B/OF Caleb Whalen: really good defender; plus to plus-plus speed; like his approach; power is coming, average raw; good athlete; strong arm; strong hit tool, plus for some; 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)
Portland SR OF/RHP Ryan Barr: 6-1, 180 pounds (2015: .273/.351/.364 – 3 BB/5 K – 1/1 SB – 33 AB) (2015: 5.68 K/9 – 4.74 BB/9 – 18.2 IP – 7.58 ERA) (2016: .269/.332/.368 – 14 BB/48 K – 5/7 SB – 171 AB)
Prairie View A&M JR 1B Shannon Washington: 6-0, 220 pounds (2016: .323/.414/.635 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/1 SB – 96 AB)
Prairie View A&M SR 1B Angel Avalos: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .359/.446/.551 – 9 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 78 AB) (2016: .297/.369/.459 – 14 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 148 AB)
Presbyterian JR OF Tyler Weyenberg: 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .332/.374/.422 – 11 BB/27 K – 10/13 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .358/.407/.466 – 19 BB/28 K – 16/19 SB – 232 AB)
Presbyterian SR 3B/2B Jacob Midkiff: 6-0, 170 pounds (2014: .321/.371/.346 – 14 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 162 AB) (2015: .281/.349/.367 – 18 BB/29 K – 3/6 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .299/.349/.412 – 14 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 221 AB)
Presbyterian SR OF Weston Jackson: 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .300/.372/.338 – 11 BB/26 K – 4/6 SB – 130 AB) (2015: .395/.435/.698 – 3 BB/6 K – 2/3 SB – 43 AB) (2016: .341/.419/.613 – 29 BB/43 K – 9/11 SB – 217 AB)
Presbyterian SR OF/1B Peter Johnson: power upside; 6-2, 215 pounds (2015: .282/.316/.324 – 10 BB/35 K – 2/9 SB – 213 AB) (2016: .289/.384/.408 – 22 BB/24 K – 1/3 SB – 142 AB)
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)
Princeton SR SS Billy Arendt: 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .225/.301/.326 – 13 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 129 AB) (2015: .299/.356/.431 – 13 BB/16 K – 2/3 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .267/.379/.397 – 26 BB/22 K – 1/4 SB – 146 AB)
Purdue rSR 1B/LHP Kyle Wood: 90 FB; 6-0, 220 pounds (2013: .266/.397/.429 – 20 BB/36 K – 3/5 SB – 154 AB) (2013: 5.67 K/9 | 5.67 BB/9 | 3.55 FIP | 27 IP) (2014: .302/.390/.414 – 11 BB/33 K – 4/4 SB – 169 AB) (2014: 9.72 K/9 – 5.40 BB/9 – 16.2 IP – 11.88 ERA) (2015: .326/.421/.487 – 23 BB/47 K – 1/1 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .270/.423/.529 – 33 BB/51 K – 2/3 SB – 189 AB)
Purdue SR OF/RHP Kyle Johnson: good athlete; above-average speed; above-average or better arm; average corner OF defense; average power; 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; breaking ball with upside; 6-5, 215 pounds (2013: .286/.367/.383 – 18 BB/35 K – 3/4 SB – 154 AB) (2014: .224/.307/.300 – 19 BB/38 K – 4/5 SB – 170 AB) (2015: .286/.399/.465 – 31 BB/55 K – 5/6 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .318/.387/.495 – 19 BB/61 K – 7/10 SB – 214 AB)
Quinnipiac JR SS/2B Matt Batten: really good glove; uses above-average speed well; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .260/.312/.315 – 14 BB/24 K – 10/15 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .303/.357/.348 – 16 BB/24 K – 22/27 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .344/.402/.467 – 20 BB/21 K – 20/28 SB – 212 AB)
Quinnipiac SR 3B/RHP Joseph Burns: good approach; low-90s FB; St. John’s transfer; 5-11, 215 pounds (2016: .294/.377/.481 – 26 BB/31 K – 5/9 SB – 187 AB)
Quinnipiac SR C/1B Lou Iannotti: good arm; really good glove; good speed; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .284/.353/.376 – 18 BB/23 K – 10/11 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .292/.371/.375 – 22 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 192 AB)
Quinnipiac SR OF Mike Palladino: good athlete; good speed; CF range; 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .238/.339/.338 – 14 BB/45 K – 7/9 SB – 160 AB) (2015: .313/.402/.399 – 19 BB/48 K – 26/34 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .150/.261/.150 – 1 BB/8 K – 3/4 SB – 20 AB)
Quinnipiac SR OF Rob Pescitelli: 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: .242/.436/.442 – 25 BB/34 K – 8/10 SB – 120 AB) (2015: .314/.419/.431 – 8 BB/11 K – 2/4 SB – 51 AB) (2016: .299/.444/.446 – 38 BB/42 K – 17/23 SB – 177 AB)
Radford JR 1B/RHP Nygeal Andrews: good arm; 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: 7.32 K/9 | 1.83 BB/9 | 3.27 FIP | 19.2 IP) (2014: .192/.343/.212 – 12 BB/15 K – 2/3 SB – 52 AB) (2014: 9.00 K/9 – 4.20 BB/9 – 15 IP – 3.00 ERA) (2015: 14.73 K/9 – 8.18 BB/9 – 11.0 IP – 4.09 ERA) (2016: .333/.398/.427 – 5 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 75 AB) (2016: 9.00 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 10.0 IP – 5.40 ERA)
Radford JR 2B Danny Hrbek: 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)
Radford JR C John Gonzalez: steady glove; power upside; 6-0, 210 pounds (2016: .281/.338/.356 – 11 BB/28 K – 4/10 SB – 135 AB)
Radford rSO OF Trevor Riggs: plus power; quick bat; good athlete (2015: .154/.295/.365 – 16 BB/60 K – 4/5 SB – 104 AB) (2016: .258/.352/.517 – 19 BB/58 K – 7/9 SB – 151 AB)
Radford SR C Jordan Taylor: good defender; 6-1, 170 pounds (2013: .147/.216/.206 – 2 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 34 AB) (2014: .143/.368/.143 – 6 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 28 AB) (2015: .220/.340/.341 – 5 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 41 AB) (2016: .213/.327/.234 – 15 BB/28 K – 5/5 SB – 94 AB)
Radford SR OF Shane Johnsonbaugh: good athlete; 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .327/.442/.520 – 38 BB/44 K – 8/13 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .223/.324/.398 – 25 BB/51 K – 6/7 SB – 211 AB)
Radford SR SS/OF Chris Coia: good defender; 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .253/.314/.287 – 10 BB/42 K – 9/12 SB – 174 AB) (2014: .275/.359/.328 – 17 BB/17 K – 21/29 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .307/.393/.357 – 19 BB/27 K – 11/17 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .229/.308/.257 – 19 BB/28 K – 12/12 SB – 210 AB)
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)
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)
Rhode Island SR 1B Connor Foreman: 6-2, 210 pounds (2015: .255/.369/.340 – 12 BB/15 K – 5/9 SB – 94 AB) (2016: .253/.364/.374 – 11 BB/19 K – 2/3 SB – 91 AB)
Rice JR OF Charlie Warren: above-average speed; good CF; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .264/.338/.264 – 15 BB/20 K – 4/5 SB – 125 AB) (2015: .311/.384/.364 – 20 BB/31 K – 5/9 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .346/.418/.384 – 21 BB/20 K – 4/8 SB – 159 AB)
Rice JR OF Dayne Wunderlich: good athlete; good speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .236/.307/.351 – 13 BB/34 K – 3/5 SB – 148 AB)
Rice SR 1B Connor Tekyl: power upside; good defensive tools; 6-3, 200 pounds (2013: .248/.315/.266 – 11 BB/11 K – 0/1 SB – 109 AB) (2014: .259/.352/.281 – 21 BB/24 K – 1/2 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .291/.355/.385 – 23 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .276/.362/.365 – 23 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 170 AB)
Rice SR 2B/3B Grayson Lewis: good glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .255/.415/.284 – 20 BB/17 K – 3/4 SB – 102 AB) (2016: .238/.284/.311 – 10 BB/21 K – 5/7 SB – 206 AB)
Rice SR C Hunter Kopycinski: plus arm; good athlete; 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .300/.341/.425 – 3 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 40 AB) (2014: .262/.340/.262 – 5 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 42 AB) (2015: .309/.358/.342 – 9 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .200/.259/.226 – 10 BB/25 K – 0/2 SB – 155 AB)
Richmond JR 1B Kurtis Brown: 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .257/.342/.356 – 12 BB/25 K – 2/3 SB – 101 AB) (2016: .342/.425/.484 – 23 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 184 AB)
Richmond rSR OF Michael Morman: 6-2, 190 pounds (2015: .389/.440/.611 – 16 BB/35 K – 10/11 SB – 226 AB) (2016: .369/.464/.544 – 25 BB/16 K – 7/12 SB – 195 AB)
Richmond SR 1B Doug Kraeger: 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: .308/.377/.472 – 20 BB/57 K – 3/4 SB – 214 AB) (2015: .241/.378/.369 – 39 BB/47 K – 2/4 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .297/.411/.456 – 27 BB/45 K – 3/3 SB – 182 AB)
Richmond SR OF Jansen Fraser: 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .287/.354/.530 – 13 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 115 AB) (2015: .259/.361/.449 – 20 BB/42 K – 1/2 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .281/.376/.507 – 19 BB/33 K – 3/4 SB – 146 AB)
Richmond SR OF/SS Tyler Beckwith: above-average arm; plus speed; good athlete; power upside; can also play 3B; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .265/.333/.387 – 15 BB/40 K – 9/10 SB) (2015: .258/.344/.442 – 21 BB/46 K – 10/12 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .319/.401/.528 – 30 BB/36 K – 10/14 SB – 216 AB)
Riverside City CC SO SS Brody Weiss: above-average speed; strong arm; power upside; good athlete; Santa Barbara transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds
Rutgers JR OF Mike Carter: good hit tool; above-average speed; good approach; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .318/.377/.393 – 20 BB/40 K – 9/14 SB – 211 AB) (2015: .224/.332/.276 – 24 BB/36 K – 5/10 SB – 156 AB) (2016: .367/.432/.418 – 12 BB/10 K – 5/6 SB – 98 AB)
Rutgers JR OF Tom Marcinczyk: 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .254/.323/.359 – 14 BB/17 K – 1/6 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .325/.409/.507 – 25 BB/25 K – 3/4 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .270/.384/.446 – 37 BB/37 K – 18/19 SB – 204 AB)
Rutgers rSR 2B/SS John Jennings: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .225/.338/.300 – 16 BB/21 K – 2/4 SB – 120 AB) (2016: .264/.341/.377 – 15 BB/24 K – 4/7 SB – 159 AB)
Rutgers rSR 3B/1B Chris Suseck: 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .281/.344/.398 – 16 BB/23 K – 12/15 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .298/.388/.388 – 27 BB/18 K – 7/12 SB – 178 AB)
Rutgers SR 3B/C RJ Devish: great approach; strong arm; good athlete; might be able to hold up behind plate; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .274/.408/.310 – 7 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .245/.368/.252 – 16 BB/18 K – 13/14 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .375/.524/.435 – 41 BB/19 K – 24/27 SB – 168 AB)
Sacramento State JR C Gunner Pollman: plus arm/release; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .224/.298/.317 – 15 BB/65 K – 2/3 SB – 183 AB)
Sacramento State rSO OF Andrew McWilliam: above-average speed; power upside; good hit tool; 6-5, 200 pounds (2016: .286/.341/.447 – 14 BB/48 K – 10/14 SB – 206 AB)
Sacramento State rSR OF/1B Chris Lewis: good approach; quick bat; above-average speed; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .386/.429/.544 – 18 BB/30 K – 4/6 SB – 215 AB) (2014: .221/.331/.276 – 25 BB/26 K – 4/6 SB – 145 AB) (2015: .275/.335/.407 – 19 BB/31 K – 7/10 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .309/.372/.484 – 22 BB/35 K – 8/13 SB – 223 AB)
Sacred Heart JR 2B Ted Shaw: 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .213/.298/.273 – 23 BB/44 K – 7/10 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .256/.368/.338 – 33 BB/41 K – 14/19 SB – 207 AB)
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)
Sacred Heart SR 1B Victor Sorrento: 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .242/.311/.348 – 13 BB/29 K – 6/8 SB – 161 AB) (2015: .279/.340/.397 – 15 BB/36 K – 3/6 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .307/.354/.484 – 15 BB/34 K – 8/10 SB – 215 AB)
Sacred Heart SR OF Jayson Sullivan: strong; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .304/.378/.451 – 19 BB/27 K – 9/11 SB – 204 AB) (2015: .293/.347/.372 – 12 BB/30 K – 13/16 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .298/.386/.371 – 25 BB/30 K – 16/20 SB – 205 AB)
Saint Louis SR 3B/C Braxton Martinez: quick bat; big power; average speed; above-average defensive tools; above-average arm; FAVORITE; 6-3, 220 pounds (2013: .322/.392/.459 – 27 BB/32 K – 1/2 SB – 242 AB) (2014: .291/.374/.424 – 24 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 203 AB) (2015: .314/.391/.469 – 26 BB/29 K – 1/3 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .281/.376/.433 – 30 BB/22 K – 0/3 SB – 217 AB)
Saint Louis SR 3B/SS Josh Bunselmeyer: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .275/.353/.430 – 23 BB/48 K – 2/2 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .325/.429/.579 – 37 BB/41 K – 2/4 SB – 209 AB)
Saint Louis SR OF Michael Bozarth: above-average speed; power upside; average arm; solid in CF; 6-0, 185 pounds (2013: .313/.422/.464 – 26 BB/33 K – 9/13 SB – 179 AB) (2014: .255/.366/.370 – 24 BB/28 K – 20/27 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .382/.460/.572 – 16 BB/20 K – 18/19 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .264/.388/.346 – 23 BB/38 K – 26/31 SB – 182 AB)
Sam Houston State JR 1B/3B Matthew Broadbent: good hit tool; 5-10, 210 pounds (2016: .321/.377/.404 – 8 BB/20 K – 1/3 SB – 109 AB)
Sam Houston State SR 1B Spence Rahm: 6-5, 250 pounds (2015: .295/.369/.427 – 21 BB/58 K – 5/6 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .312/.400/.413 – 10 BB/26 K – 0/2 SB – 109 AB)
Sam Houston State SR 2B Zach Smith: 6-0, 175 pounds (2015: .275/.333/.359 – 14 BB/18 K – 11/12 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .298/.343/.468 – 12 BB/30 K – 3/6 SB – 218 AB)
Samford JR 1B/RHP Hunter Swilling: 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .245/.345/.363 – 14 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB) (2015: .324/.415/.622 – 28 BB/59 K – 9/12 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .292/.393/.557 – 32 BB/65 K – 6/8 SB – 253 AB)
Samford JR OF Heath Quinn: above-average to plus speed; plus power upside; averae 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)
Samford JR OF TJ Dixon: plus speed; 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .260/.399/.332 – 41 BB/48 K – 19/25 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .299/.404/.402 – 37 BB/47 K – 21/24 SB – 244 AB)
Samford rJR SS Danny Rodriguez: 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .236/.317/.255 – 7 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 55 AB) (2015: .289/.389/.426 – 29 BB/35 K – 3/5 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .295/.406/.357 – 32 BB/39 K – 2/2 SB – 207 AB)
Samford SR 1B Alex Lee: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .343/.425/.575 – 26 BB/47 K – 3/4 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .335/.421/.523 – 35 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 239 AB)
Samford SR SS Frankie Navarette: 5-10, 175 pounds (2013: .231/.325/.327 – 10 BB/27 K – 6/7 SB – 104 AB) (2014: .340/.412/.388 – 10 BB/13 K – 5/9 SB – 103 AB) (2015: .291/.381/.381 – 17 BB/27 K – 4/4 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .274/.382/.376 – 21 BB/32 K – 3/3 SB – 157 AB)
San Diego JR 1B Roman Garcia: 6-1, 210 pounds (2016: .313/.359/.482 – 4 BB/14 K – 1/2 SB – 83 AB)
San Diego JR OF Daniel Gardner: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .296/.343/.388 – 13 BB/19 K – 3/8 SB – 196 AB)
San Diego JR OF Ryan Kirby: power upside; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .240/.333/.333 – 11 BB/18 K – 0/1 SB – 75 AB) (2015: .294/.393/.381 – 19 BB/20 K – 4/7 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .344/.423/.563 – 17 BB/22 K – 1/1 SB – 128 AB)
San Diego rSO OF Hunter Mercado-Hood: 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .307/.395/.333 – 11 BB/11 K – 2/3 SB – 75 AB) (2015: .213/.358/.270 – 18 BB/12 K – 4/5 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .278/.357/.404 – 20 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 198 AB)
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)
San Diego State rJR C/RHP CJ Saylor: plus defender; plus arm; 89 FB; 5-10, 210 pounds (2014: .212/.308/.364 – 5 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 33 AB) (2015: 10.22 K/9 – 5.11 BB/9 – 37.2 IP – 4.86 ERA) (2016: .289/.404/.337 – 15 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 83 AB)
San Diego State rSO OF Tyler Adkison: 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .292/.361/.399 – 17 BB/24 K – 7/12 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .302/.373/.502 – 23 BB/35 K – 11/14 SB – 205 AB)
San Diego State rSR OF Spencer Thornton: plus-plus speed; 6-1, 200 pounds (2012: .297/.392/.361 – 24 BB/27 K – 4/6 SB – 155 AB) (2014: .252/.348/.309 – 20 BB/23 K – 3/4 SB – 139 AB) (2015: .317/.391/.451 – 18 BB/29 K – 6/10 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .282/.361/.451 – 27 BB/41 K – 6/9 SB – 206 AB)
San Francisco JR 1B Manny Ramirez: power upside; quick bat; 6-4, 210 pounds (2015: .220/.352/.271 – 8 BB/27 K – 0/1 SB – 59 AB) (2016: .145/.226/.182 – 5 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 55 AB)
San Francisco JR 2B/OF Matt Sinatro: 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .236/.310/.261 – 18 BB/23 K – 2/5 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .198/.287/.215 – 13 BB/23 K – 7/8 SB – 121 AB) (2016: .305/.427/.341 – 34 BB/36 K – 26/34 SB – 167 AB)
San Francisco JR 3B Dan James: 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .257/.318/.349 – 14 BB/22 K – 1/4 SB – 152 AB)
San Francisco JR SS Nico Giarratano: good glove; smart player; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .242/.290/.301 – 16 BB/53 K – 2/3 SB – 219 AB) (2015: .237/.328/.314 – 22 BB/48 K – 1/2 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .251/.331/.332 – 20 BB/61 K – 5/6 SB – 223 AB)
San Francisco rJR 3B Allen Smoot: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .321/.434/.429 – 31 BB/32 K – 0/1 SB – 156 AB)
San Francisco rJR OF Harrison Bruce: good speed; love his approach; 5-10, 190 pounds (2013: .245/.309/.265 – 5 BB/16 K – 4/5 SB – 49 AB) (2016: .260/.337/.316 – 17 BB/29 K – 12/18 SB – 177 AB)
San Francisco SR C Ryan Matranga: good glove; 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .185/.261/.282 – 8 BB/25 K – 0/2 SB – 124 AB) (2014: .211/.271/.275 – 9 BB/17 K – 1/3 SB – 109 AB) (2015: .271/.386/.396 – 4 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 48 AB) (2016: .182/.237/.221 – 8 BB/41 K – 1/2 SB – 154 AB)
San Jacinto FR 2B/SS Nicholas Shumpert: iffy hit tool; plus raw power; average at best arm; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .284/.348/.420 – 15 BB/51 K – 15/19 SB – 169 AB)
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)
San Jacinto SO SS Brandon Montgomery: plus speed; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .379/.405/.591 – 8 BB/19 K – 30/35 SB – 203 AB)
San Jacinto SS/OF Donivan Lopez: plus speed; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .342/.380/.435 – 12 BB/11 K – 15/23 SB – 193 AB)
San Jose State JR C Joe Stefanki: 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .262/.397/.320 – 26 BB/11 K – 1/1 SB – 122 AB) (2016: .291/.365/.363 – 19 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 179 AB)
San Jose State JR OF Brett Bautista: 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .313/.370/.374 – 16 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 195 AB) (2015: .297/.366/.366 – 18 BB/34 K – 2/6 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .350/.395/.475 – 3 BB/4 K – 2/2 SB – 40 AB)
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)
Santa Clara JR C Steve Berman: strong arm; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .322/.443/.459 – 30 BB/21 K – 4/7 SB – 183 AB) (2015: .336/.417/.493 – 18 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 146 AB) (2016: .297/.432/.466 – 26 BB/26 K – 0/2 SB – 148 AB)
Santa Clara JR OF Tyler Meditz: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .284/.373/.468 – 20 BB/39 K – 7/12 SB – 141 AB)
Santa Clara SR 3B Ryan Budnick: 6-2, 225 pounds (2015: .212/.288/.333 – 8 BB/17 K – 0/3 SB – 99 AB) (2016: .263/.342/.384 – 10 BB/28 K – 4/6 SB – 99 AB)
Santa Clara SR C/3B Kyle Cortopassi: 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .232/.355/.323 – 17 BB/17 K – 1/1 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .231/.333/.325 – 16 BB/16 K – 0/3 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .294/.408/.390 – 19 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 187 AB)
Santa Clara SR OF Kert Woods: 5-8, 180 pounds (2013: .191/.282/.206 – 6 BB/22 K – 7/9 SB – 68 AB) (2014: .223/.337/.255 – 18 BB/35 K – 10/15 SB – 157 AB) (2016: .267/.348/.348 – 21 BB/36 K – 11/13 SB – 161 AB)
Santa Clara SR OF TC Florentine: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .246/.327/.311 – 18 BB/34 K – 4/7 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .294/.345/.411 – 9 BB/18 K – 5/6 SB – 180 AB)
Savannah State rSR 1B Charles Sikes (2016) power upside; 6-2, 185 pounds (2014: .358/.416/.592 – 20 BB/36 K – 1/2 SB – 201 AB) (2015: .321/.410/.521 – 26 BB/39 K – 0/1 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .297/.389/.445 – 22 BB/36 K – 5/5 SB – 182 AB)
Seattle JR 3B Brock Carpenter: power upside; plus arm; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .247/.366/.367 – 27 BB/32 K – 4/5 SB – 158 AB) (2016: .327/.444/.532 – 41 BB/53 K – 6/9 SB – 205 AB)
Seattle JR C/1B Lucas Denney: 6-0, 215 pounds (2016: .277/.394/.426 – 20 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 141 AB)
Seattle JR C/1B Mike McCann: power upside; torn thumb ligament in April 2016; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .232/.346/.290 – 24 BB/33 K – 0/2 SB – 155 AB) (2016: .319/.491/.445 – 37 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 119 AB)
Seattle JR SS Griffin Andreychuk: good speed; 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .297/.409/.324 – 11 BB/16 K – 3/3 SB – 111 AB) (2015: .306/.407/.421 – 31 BB/42 K – 7/8 SB – 216 AB) (2016: .293/.397/.386 – 28 BB/32 K – 11/16 SB – 215 AB)
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)
Seton Hall JR 1B Mikael-Ali Mogues: 6-3, 260 pounds (2014: .310/.388/.619 – 6 BB/17 K – 1/1 SB – 42 AB) (2015: .148/.324/.148 – 5 BB/17 K – 1/1 SB – 27 AB) (2016: .251/.403/.385 – 40 BB/46 K – 3/6 SB – 179 AB)
Seton Hall JR SS Joe Poduslenko: 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .333/.500/.333 – 12 BB/7 K – 5/5 SB – 39 AB) (2015: .252/.368/.320 – 19 BB/23 K – 7/9 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .249/.391/.360 – 39 BB/28 K – 16/17 SB – 189 AB)
Seton Hall SR 2B Chris Chiaradio: 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .247/.367/.293 – 19 BB/27 K – 11/12 SB – 150 AB) (2015: .197/.302/.244 – 17 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 127 AB) (2016: .265/.368/.363 – 32 BB/31 K – 32/34 SB – 223 AB)
Seton Hall SR OF Derek Jenkins: plus speed; CF range; 5-8, 155 pounds (2014: .324/.408/.347 – 20 BB/27 K – 38/49 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .274/.337/.292 – 13 BB/31 K – 26/32 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .299/.341/.338 – 15 BB/26 K – 52/63 SB – 234 AB)
Seton Hall SR OF Zack Weigel: average speed; strong hit tool; power upside; good CF; average at best arm; 6-0, 180 pounds (2013: .358/.500/.432 – 23 BB/16 K – 5/7 SB – 95 AB) (2014: .292/.417/.359 – 29 BB/26 K – 12/17 SB – 195 AB) (2015: .287/.397/.389 – 27 BB/28 K – 15/15 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .333/.458/.420 – 40 BB/22 K – 25/28 SB – 207 AB)
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)
Siena JR OF Dan Swain: good athlete; above-average defender; good speed; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .293/.370/.370 – 17 BB/43 K – 12/15 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .267/.356/.377 – 21 BB/42 K – 12/18 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .311/.423/.531 – 28 BB/26 K – 3/3 SB – 177 AB)
Siena JR OF Ryne Martinez: good glove; strong arm; good hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .218/.306/.345 – 6 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 55 AB)
Siena SR 1B/OF Fred Smart: power upside; good athlete; good speed; 6-4, 240 pounds (2015: .148/.207/.315 – 2 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 54 AB) (2016: .278/.367/.478 – 21 BB/44 K – 2/3 SB – 180 AB)
South Alabama JR 2B/OF Adam Wolfe: good athlete; strong arm; RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .220/.333/.457 – 18 BB/47 K – 9/10 SB – 127 AB)
South Alabama rJR OF/LHP Cole Billingsley: plus athlete; great CF range; above-average to plus speed; good athlete; strong arm; little power; good bunter; TJ survivor; 5-10, 180 pounds (2013: .290/.356/.343 – 14 BB/23 K – 3/10 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .345/.437/.444 – 34 BB/30 K – 30/34 SB – 232 AB) (2016: .301/.354/.385 – 24 BB/34 K – 31/37 SB – 239 AB)
South Alabama rSO C/OF Jared Barnes: plus arm; power upside; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .240/.313/.292 – 16 BB/19 K – 4/5 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .299/.394/.478 – 27 BB/37 K – 1/2 SB – 184 AB)
South Alabama rSO SS Drew LaBounty: good glove; 5-7, 170 pounds (2014: .237/.351/.272 – 29 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .371/.551/.400 – 11 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .294/.450/.393 – 55 BB/35 K – 14/21 SB – 201 AB)
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)
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)
South Carolina SR 2B/SS DC Arendas: good defender; can also play 3B; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: .271/.373/.373 – 26 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 177 AB) (2015: .215/.388/.319 – 38 BB/49 K – 5/8 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .234/.339/.369 – 19 BB/53 K – 3/4 SB – 141 AB)
South Carolina SR SS Marcus Mooney: steady glove; strong arm; average speed; 5-8, 160 pounds (2014: .274/.380/.330 – 28 BB/30 K – 2/6 SB – 215 AB) (2015: .213/.275/.296 – 7 BB/13 K – 2/4 SB – 108 AB) (2016: .314/.416/.381 – 22 BB/19 K – 4/9 SB – 194 AB)
South Carolina Upstate JR SS Daniel Fickas: good speed; sneaky pop; 6-2, 185 pounds (2015: .335/.403/.398 – 16 BB/29 K – 12/12 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .286/.313/.362 – 8 BB/24 K – 2/2 SB – 199 AB)
South Carolina Upstate SR 3B Jake Beaver: good approach; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .282/.385/.333 – 25 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .261/.369/.338 – 18 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 142 AB)
South Carolina Upstate SR OF James Fowlkes: good power; good speed; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .277/.362/.346 – 22 BB/49 K – 3/3 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .328/.401/.563 – 21 BB/55 K – 6/7 SB – 192 AB)
South Dakota State JR 1B Matt Johnson: 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .284/.348/.388 – 13 BB/26 K – 1/1 SB – 116 AB) (2015: .292/.387/.438 – 29 BB/40 K – 0/1 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .279/.339/.468 – 20 BB/43 K – 1/1 SB – 201 AB)
South Dakota State SR OF Paul Jacobson: 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: .262/.341/.372 – 12 BB/30 K – 10/12 SB – 164 AB) (2014: .278/.355/.338 – 12 BB/31 K – 4/5 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .267/.365/.338 – 32 BB/36 K – 10/11 SB – 225 AB) (2016: .258/.335/.447 – 25 BB/36 K – 20/22 SB – 217 AB)
South Dakota State SR SS Jesse Munsterman: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .333/.433/.373 – 7 BB/6 K – 1/2 SB – 51 AB) (2016: .304/.365/.429 – 15 BB/25 K – 2/2 SB – 161 AB)
South Florida JR OF/C Luke Borders: smart hitter; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .272/.341/.331 – 12 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 151 AB) (2015: .266/.355/.362 – 26 BB/51 K – 6/10 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .267/.341/.425 – 13 BB/26 K – 2/4 SB – 146 AB)
South Florida rSO SS Clay Simmons: strong arm; good athlete; power upside; TJ survivor; 5-11, 200 pounds
South Florida SR C/3B Levi Borders: 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .232/.301/.312 – 10 BB/41 K – 1/3 SB – 138 AB) (2014: .243/.341/.317 – 17 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .291/.376/.487 – 18 BB/66 K – 4/4 SB – 230 AB) (2016: .241/.357/.448 – 6 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB)
South Florida SR OF Luke Maglich: low-80s FB; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .244/.355/.348 – 29 BB/44 K – 4/4 SB – 164 AB) (2015: .306/.397/.468 – 30 BB/66 K – 15/16 SB – 222 AB) (2016: .271/.385/.404 – 31 BB/51 K – 23/26 SB – 188 AB)
Southeast Missouri State JR OF Chris Osborne: 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .387/.472/.803 – 11 BB/33 K – 2/4 SB – 137 AB)
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)
Southeast Missouri State SR 1B/OF Ryan Rippee: plus power upside; 6-6, 230 pounds (2013*: .336/.415/.533 – 17 BB/25 K – 4/4 SB – 152 AB) (2014*: .274/.353/.458 – 19 BB/38 K – 4/6 SB – 168 AB) (2015: .299/.373/.551 – 29 BB/60 K – 4/6 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .287/.336/.456 – 11 BB/40 K – 1/2 SB – 136 AB)
Southeast Missouri State SR 3B/OF Hunter Leeper: good glove; can also play 1B; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .258/.419/.461 – 22 BB/29 K – 3/3 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .280/.409/.439 – 27 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 132 AB)
Southeast Missouri State SR C/1B Garrett Gandolfo: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .303/.427/.528 – 40 BB/41 K – 1/2 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .359/.465/.589 – 41 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 209 AB)
Southeast Missouri State SR SS Branden Boggetto: power upside; 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .318/.396/.583 – 27 BB/40 K – 4/10 SB – 242 AB) (2016: .344/.445/.518 – 34 BB/47 K – 8/9 SB – 218 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana JR 2B Carson Crites: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .344/.411/.503 – 16 BB/29 K – 11/14 SB – 157 AB) (2016: .307/.392/.503 – 26 BB/39 K – 13/16 SB – 199 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana JR OF Jacob Seward: good approach; above-average speed; 5-9, 180 pounds (2014: .287/.391/.324 – 30 BB/17 K – 12/17 SB – 216 AB) (2015: .350/.442/.382 – 25 BB/13 K – 19/26 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .281/.379/.326 – 32 BB/9 K – 14/20 SB – 221 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana JR OF Ryan Byers: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .290/.376/.410 – 25 BB/62 K – 15/17 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .260/.373/.504 – 21 BB/38 K – 10/11 SB – 127 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana JR OF Webb Bobo: power upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: .174/.259/.217 – 1 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 23 AB) (2015: .289/.337/.422 – 6 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 83 AB) (2016: .289/.371/.511 – 16 BB/27 K – 4/8 SB – 135 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana JR SS/2B Kennon Menard: strong arm; good speed; good glove; can also play OF; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .283/.354/.327 – 16 BB/30 K – 3/6 SB – 159 AB) (2015: .313/.394/.325 – 20 BB/32 K – 6/12 SB – 163 AB) (2016: .167/.276/.208 – 4 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 24 AB)
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)
Southeastern Louisiana rSR C Sam Roberson: out in 2015; 5-11, 190 pounds (2013: .209/.283/.264 – 20 BB/30 K – 7/11 SB – 201 AB) (2014: .296/.380/.423 – 20 BB/28 K – 8/11 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .303/.435/.455 – 15 BB/23 K – 0/4 SB – 99 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana SR 2B/3B Daniel Midyett: good speed; good approach; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .296/.380/.343 – 14 BB/23 K – 6/8 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .306/.411/.477 – 30 BB/30 K – 7/11 SB – 216 AB) (2016: .255/.387/.346 – 30 BB/23 K – 6/8 SB – 188 AB)
Southeastern Louisiana SR OF Julian Service: good athlete; 6-3, 190 pounds (2015: .270/.398/.365 – 26 BB/49 K – 17/20 SB – 159 AB) (2016: .284/.369/.419 – 7 BB/12 K – 8/9 SB – 74 AB)
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)
Southern Illinois Edwardsville JR 1B/OF Jared McCunn: plus approach; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
Southern Illinois JR 3B Ryan Sabo: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .248/.347/.336 – 15 BB/24 K – 2/4 SB – 125 AB)
Southern Illinois JR OF Ryan Smith: 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .258/.416/.449 – 21 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 89 AB)
Southern Illinois rSO OF Drew Curtis: power upside; St. Louis transfer; 6-5, 230 pounds (2016: .226/.400/.290 – 17 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB)
Southern JR OF Dondrayas Harris: 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .346/.472/.522 – 22 BB/31 K – 5/6 SB – 136 AB)
Southern JR SS/RHP Troy Lewis: 5-10, 185 pounds (*2015: .372/.442/.558 – 18 BB/17 K – 6/7 SB – 156 AB) (2016: .331/.427/.488 – 16 BB/32 K – 5/8 SB – 160 AB)
Southern Mississippi JR 3B/SS Tracy Hadley: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .270/.348/.357 – 12 BB/19 K – 3/3 SB – 115 AB)
Southern Mississippi JR C Chuckie Robinson: power upside; strong; can be too aggressive at plate; solid glove; above-average arm; 6-0, 230 pounds (2015: .203/.273/.354 – 8 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 79 AB) (2016: .299/.360/.448 – 18 BB/31 K – 0/1 SB – 201 AB)
Southern Mississippi JR OF/1B Dylan Burdeaux: 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .266/.333/.378 – 16 BB/51 – 3/8 SB – 188 AB) (2015: .283/.343/.396 – 16 BB/54 K – 12/16 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .340/.424/.540 – 30 BB/47 K – 8/15 SB – 250 AB)
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)
Southern Mississippi SR 2B/SS Nick Dawson: 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .251/.310/.280 – 14 BB/25 K – 2/3 SB – 207 AB) (2015: .222/.330/.259 – 23 BB/20 K – 0/1 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .325/.432/.469 – 34 BB/23 K – 6/11 SB – 194 AB)
Southern Mississippi SR OF Jake Sandlin: 5-11, 160 pounds (2016: .351/.432/.526 – 33 BB/45 K – 2/6 SB – 228 AB)
Southern Mississippi SR OF/3B Chase Scott: can also play 2B; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014*: .288/.395/.525 – 11 BB/20 K – 6/8 SB – 118 AB) (2015: .288/.372/.463 – 16 BB/39 K – 3/4 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .248/.394/.448 – 29 BB/49 K – 0/0 SB – 165 AB)
Southern New Hampshire rSR OF Ryan Gendron: average power; above-average speed; average at best arm; good athlete; good approach; UMass-Lowell transfer; 6-1, 190 pounds (2016: .275/.398/.529 – 30 BB/60 K – 32/36 SB – 204 AB)
Southern rSR C Jose DeLa Torre: 6-1, 220 pounds (2014: .330/.383/.539 – 11 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 115 AB) (2016: .339/.476/.522 – 26 BB/23 K – 10/11 SB – 115 AB)
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)
Spartanburg Methodist CC FR OF Kep Brown: plus to plus-plus raw power; plus arm; solid athlete; 6-5, 210 pounds (2016: .279/.359/.559 – 18 BB/41 K – 3/4 SB – 136 AB)
Spartanburg Methodist CC OF Bakari Gayle: plus speed; quick bat; 6-3, 190 pounds (2016: .381/.445/.660 – 10 BB/29 K – 10/11 SB – 97 AB)
SR Joey Butler (Minooka Community HS, Illinois): older for class; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
SS Anthony Prato (Poly Prep Country Day School, New York): good glove; good arm; 5-11, 185 pounds
SS Austin James (Bloomingdale HS, Florida): power upside; average speed; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
SS Austin Masel (Belmont Hill HS, Massachusetts) good speed; good arm; LHH; 6-1, 160 pounds
SS Austyn Tengan (Cypress HS, California): good glove; LHH; 5-7, 150 pounds
SS Brady Whalen (Union HS, Washington): steady glove; accurate arm; BHH; 6-4, 180 pounds
SS Branden Fryman (Tate HS, Florida): RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
SS Brandon Chinea (Florida Christian HS, Florida): RHH; 5-9, 170 pounds
SS Brandon Hauswald (University School of Jackson, Tennessee): BHH; 5-9, 170 pounds
SS Brian Rey (Deltona HS, Florida): average arm; good defensive tools; RHH; 5-11, 170 pounds
SS Camryn Williams (Gaither HS, Florida): good glove; average at best power
SS Cayman Richardson (Hanover HS, Virginia): quick bat; power upside; RHH; 6-3, 175 pounds
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
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; RHH; 6-3, 165 pounds
SS Duncan Pence (Farragut HS, Tennessee): good athlete; power upside; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
SS Francisco Thomas (Osceloa HS, Puerto Rico): power upside; good approach; average speed; really good athlete; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
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
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
SS Grant Little (Midland Christian HS, Texas): plus approach
SS Hunter Lessard (Sunrise Mountain HS, Arizona): good approach; good glove; good arm; RHH; 5-9, 160 pounds
SS Jeremy Houston (Mt Carmel HS, Illinois): plus defensive upside; quick bat; good arm; RHH; 5-7, 165 pounds
SS Josh Smith (Catholic HS, Louisiana): really good glove; above-average arm; average speed; average hit tool; LHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
SS Kevin Rolon (PR Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm; young for class; RHH; 6-3, 160 pounds
SS Kevin Welsh (Northern Burlington HS, New Jersey): good glove; BHH; 5-10, 165 pounds
SS Logan Davidson (Providence HS, North Carolina): really good glove; strong arm; BHH; 6-3, 180 pounds
SS Matthew Rule (Kearney HS, Missouri): RHH; 5-9, 190 pounds
SS Mitchell Golden (Marietta HS, Georgia): good athlete; good glove; BHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
SS Nicholas Novak (Stillwater HS, Minnesota): good glove; 5-11, 165 pounds
SS Nick Derr (Sarasota Community HS, Florida): good athlete; quick bat; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
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
SS Palmer Ford (Virgil Grissom HS, Alabama): quick bat; good athlete; 6-3, 190 pounds
SS Peter Hutzal (Ernest Manning SS, Alberta): good glove; strong arm; LHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
SS Ryan Layne (West Jessamine HS, Kentucky): good athlete; good speed; quick bat; good arm; LHH; 5-11, 170 pounds
SS Sal Gozzo (Sheehan HS, Connecticut): plus glove; John McDonald comp; BHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
SS Samad Taylor (Corona HS, California): BHH; 5-9, 160 pounds
SS Tyler Roeder (Jefferson HS, Iowa): good athlete; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
SS Zachary Watson (West Ouachita HS, Louisiana): plus-plus speed; good hit tool; little power; 6-0, 165 pounds
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
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
SS/2B Cameron Cannon (Mountain Ridge HS, Arizona): good athlete; good arm; power upside; steady glove; above-average speed; RHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
SS/2B Carter Aldrete (Montery HS, California): plus athlete; quick bat; good glove; strong; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
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
SS/2B Jakob Newton (Oakville Trafalgar SS, Ontario): quick bat; good speed; LHH; 6-2, 170 pounds
SS/2B Reed Smith (Russellville HS, Alabama): quick bat; easy plus speed; interesting defensive tools; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
SS/2B Will Brooks (Madison Central HS, Mississippi): above-average speed; good approach; good approach; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
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 herd bigger Bregman; PG comp: Corey Seager; FAVORITE; RHH: 6-2, 200 pounds
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
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
SS/3B Josh Hollifield (Weddington HS, North Carolina): strong; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
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
SS/OF DeShawn Lookout (Westmoore HS, Oklahoma): RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
SS/OF Jaylon McLaughlin (Santa Monica HS, California): good athlete; good speed; BHH; 5-11, 165 pounds
SS/RHP Quincy McAfee (Westside HS, Texas): really good defensive tools; 80 FB; RHH: 5-10, 175 pounds
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
St. Bonaventure JR OF Taishi Terashima: 5-6, 165 pounds (2015*: .459/.557/.571 – 24 BB/13 K – 21/24 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .296/.371/.352 – 17 BB/12 K – 8/12 SB – 199 AB)
St. Bonaventure SR 1B Tyler Walter: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .287/.340/.360 – 8 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .325/.395/.414 – 18 BB/14 K – 4/6 SB – 169 AB)
St. Bonaventure SR 3B/RHP Thad Johnson: 5-9, 170 pounds (2014: 5.81 K/9 – 2.32 BB/9 – 31 IP – 4.35 ERA) (2014: .290/.381/.391 – 18 BB/19 K – 3/7 SB – 169 AB) (2015: 5.81 K/9 – 2.61 BB/9 – 31.1 IP – 1.45 ERA) (2015: .354/.403/.481 – 11 BB/18 K – 1/3 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .265/.343/.357 – 16 BB/17 K – 1/3 SB – 185 AB)
St. John’s JR C Troy Dixon: good glove; strong arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .284/.409/.330 – 14 BB/14 K – 0/1 SB – 109 AB) (2015: .254/.324/.344 – 7 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 122 AB) (2016: .253/.338/.339 – 18 BB/17 K – 3/3 SB – 174 AB)
St. John’s JR OF Michael Donadio: quick bat; above-average to plus speed; gap power; good hit tool; good approach; average arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .328/.434/.487 – 31 BB/28 K – 7/12 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .302/.416/.382 – 39 BB/23 K – 8/12 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .315/.420/.452 – 30 BB/40 K – 8/11 SB – 197 AB)
St. John’s rSO 1B John Valente: 5-11, 185 pounds (2016: .341/.374/.423 – 3 BB/11 K – 4/5 SB – 123 AB)
St. John’s SR OF Alex Caruso: strong hit tool; average to above-average speed, plays up; above-average CF range; average arm; not much power; plus instincts help in field and on bases; good approach; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .326/.446/.376 – 35 BB/28 K – 7/10 SB – 181 AB) (2015: .382/.480/.426 – 30 BB/35 K – 3/12 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .288/.450/.346 – 49 BB/30 K – 6/8 SB – 191 AB)
St. Joseph’s JR OF Cal Jadacki: 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .316/.391/.426 – 15 BB/46 K – 5/6 SB – 155 AB) (2016: .265/.320/.440 – 15 BB/50 K – 3/4 SB – 200 AB)
St. Joseph’s JR SS Taylor Boyd: good speed; 5-8, 160 pounds (2015: .272/.360/.337 – 21 BB/31 K – 10/11 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .284/.377/.345 – 25 BB/29 K – 7/9 SB – 194 AB)
St. Joseph’s SR 1B Charlie Coghlin: strong; power upside; St. Mary’s transfer; 6-2, 235 pounds (2015: .308/.371/.392 – 9 BB/21 K – 2/2 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .261/.362/.395 – 15 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 119 AB)
St. Joseph’s SR OF John Brue: power upside; 6-1, 220 pounds (2015: .322/.392/.599 – 19 BB/52 K – 3/3 SB – 202 AB) (2016: .244/.344/.498 – 32 BB/61 K – 6/7 SB – 213 AB)
St. Mary’s JR C Nate Nolan: plus raw power; strong arm; PG comp: Chris Iannetta; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .238/.300/.436 – 9 BB/37 K – 1/3 SB – 101 AB) (2015: .291/.367/.430 – 10 BB/39 K – 0/0 SB – 86 AB) (2016: .264/.364/.481 – 28 BB/81 K – 1/1 SB – 212 AB)
St. Mary’s SR 3B Anthony Villa: good approach; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .291/.356/.362 – 19 BB/30 K – 2/5 SB – 196 AB) (2014: .276/.335/.345 – 20 BB/36 K – 4/8 SB – 203 AB) (2015: .343/.415/.488 – 20 BB/37 K – 1/5 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .297/.402/.481 – 30 BB/51 K – 2/7 SB – 212 AB)
St. Mary’s SR C Ian McLoughlin: 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .295/.323/.328 – 7 BB/20 K – 2/3 SB – 122 AB) (2015: .281/.320/.326 – 5 BB/24 K – 0/1 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .223/.402/.362 – 20 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 94 AB)
St. Mary’s SR OF Davis Strong: good approach; power upside; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .241/.341/.293 – 13 BB/30 K – 3/6 SB – 116 AB) (2016: .059/.111/.059 – 1 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 17 AB)
St. Peter’s SR 1B Jason Midkiff: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .309/.371/.454 – 13 BB/33 K – 2/5 SB – 152 AB)
St. Peter’s SR OF Rob Moore: 5-11, 200 pounds (2013: .213/.288/.291 – 14 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 141 AB) (2014: .307/.400/.479 – 25 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 163 AB) (2015: .233/.349/.356 – 27 BB/27 K – 1/4 SB – 163 AB) (2016: .319/.415/.472 – 28 BB/15 K – 8/9 SB – 163 AB)
St. Peter’s SR SS Jon Kristoffersen: steady glove; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .305/.349/.395 – 12 BB/52 K – 6/7 SB – 220 AB) (2015: .266/.333/.391 – 18 BB/49 K – 8/9 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .286/.344/.483 – 15 BB/24 K – 12/16 SB – 203 AB)
Stanford JR 2B/SS Tommy Edman: steady glove; above-average to plus speed, others like it less; strong arm, average or better; good approach; good hit tool; 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)
Stanford JR C Alex Dunlap: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .292/.392/.447 – 21 BB/36 K – 1/2 SB – 161 AB)
Stanford JR OF Jackson Klein: good athlete; legit CF range; above-average speed; quick bat; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .256/.385/.372 – 6 BB/6 K – 2/3 SB – 43 AB) (2015: .217/.267/.280 – 8 BB/25 K – 1/2 SB – 157 AB) (2016: .197/.295/.336 – 21 BB/23 K – 5/5 SB – 152 AB)
Stanford SR 1B/C Austin Barr: raw defensively; plus arm; power upside; good athlete; quick bat; 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .146/.205/.268 – 2 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 41 AB) (2015: .241/.356/.348 – 18 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 112 AB) (2016: .264/.361/.472 – 7 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 53 AB)
Stanford SR OF Jonny Locher: really good speed; good range; strong arm; 6-0, 180 pounds (2013: .194/.219/.323 – 1 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 31 AB) (2015: .243/.309/.345 – 12 BB/20 K – 3/6 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .205/.272/.384 – 5 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 73 AB)
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)
Stephen F. Austin JR 2B Nick Ramos: steady glove; 5-8, 165 pounds (2015: .288/.338/.359 – 11 BB/38 K – 6/8 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .283/.362/.420 – 29 BB/47 K – 4/9 SB – 219 AB)
Stephen F. Austin JR 2B/SS Tyler Kendrick: 6-0, 170 pounds (2016: .338/.416/.430 – 20 BB/30 K – 10/14 SB – 207 AB)
Stephen F. Austin JR OF Zac Michener: 6-2, 225 pounds (2016: .322/.415/.459 – 31 BB/27 K – 3/5 SB – 205 AB)
Stephen F. Austin rJR OF/1B Conner Fikes: good speed; good athlete; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .306/.390/.388 – 20 BB/24 K – 10/14 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .362/.402/.488 – 16 BB/12 K – 12/14 SB – 213 AB)
Stephen F. Austin rSR OF Garrett McMullen: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .261/.319/.358 – 9 BB/29 K – 10/10 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .353/.425/.555 – 22 BB/22 K – 15/18 SB – 218 AB)
Stephen F. Austin SR 1B Kyle Thornell: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .256/.374/.496 – 16 BB/35 K – 0/2 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .301/.412/.524 – 20 BB/48 K – 3/6 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .342/.472/.617 – 33 BB/55 K – 5/9 SB – 196 AB)
Stephen F. Austin SR 1B Zach Valenzuela: 5-9, 175 pounds (2016: .328/.474/.483 – 10 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB)
Stephen F. Austin SR OF Matthew Dickey: plus speed; good athlete; good glove; 5-10, 170 pounds (2013: .237/.297/.290 – 7 BB/30 K – 6/8 SB – 93 AB) (2014: .269/.312/.316 – 11 BB/45 K – 12/20 SB – 193 AB) (2015: .263/.332/.325 – 15 BB/47 K – 17/20 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .250/.352/.326 – 25 BB/29 K – 23/29 SB – 172 AB)
Stetson rJR OF/1B Vance Vizcaino: good range in corner, can hang in CF; strong arm; above-average to plus speed; power upside; good athlete; Tennessee transfer; 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .341/.384/.466 – 17 BB/36 K – 14/18 SB – 232 AB) (2016: .289/.321/.391 – 11 BB/46 K – 22/25 SB – 253 AB)
Stetson rSR OF/3B Cory Reid: above-average speed; 6-2, 210 pounds (2015: .322/.400/.529 – 14 BB/42 K – 19/23 SB – 242 AB) (2016: .270/.380/.449 – 21 BB/41 K – 16/21 SB – 196 AB)
Stetson SR OF John Fussell: 6-1, 215 pounds (2015: .270/.307/.369 – 8 BB/15 K – 1/3 SB – 141 AB) (2016: .342/.393/.444 – 16 BB/33 K – 5/5 SB – 196 AB)
Stetson SR OF/RHP Kevin Fagan: good power; 93 peak; 5-10, 175 pounds (2013: .294/.378/.335 – 30 BB/27 K – 6/9 SB – 218 AB) (2013: 7.81 K/9 | 3.90 BB/9 | 3.65 FIP | 27.2 IP) (2014: .279/.372/.355 – 28 BB/26 K – 3/7 SB – 197 AB) (2014: 6.21 K/9 – 2.17 BB/9 – 28 IP – 2.48 ERA) (2015: .250/.373/.327 – 20 BB/16 K – 2/4 SB – 104 AB) (2015: 3.55 K/9 – 3.55 BB/9 – 32.2 IP – 4.36 ERA) (2016: .275/.375/.382 – 16 BB/21 K – 1/1 SB – 102 AB) (2016: 6.63 K/9 – 2.21 BB/9 – 16.1 IP – 2.20 ERA)
Stony Brook JR 1B/OF Casey Baker: good hit tool; average raw power; good speed; steady glove; strong arm; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .338/.418/.415 – 18 BB/16 K – 8/8 SB – 130 AB) (2015: .317/.377/.487 – 19 BB/23 K – 5/7 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .314/.392/.367 – 25 BB/27 K – 4/5 SB – 188 AB)
Stony Brook JR OF Toby Handley: quick bat; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; good hit tool; good glove in CF; 6-1, 170 pounds (2014: .252/.342/.301 – 12 BB/19 K – 12/14 SB – 103 AB) (2015: .330/.427/.423 – 28 BB/26 K – 12/14 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .288/.394/.377 – 31 BB/44 K – 12/14 SB – 191 AB)
Stony Brook rJR C David Real: power upside; Arizona transfer; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .272/.386/.401 – 25 BB/31 K – 0/0 SB – 147 AB)
Stony Brook SR OF Jack Parenty: good hit tool; above-average to plus speed; gap power; 5-10, 170 pounds (2013: .305/.350/.343 – 13 BB/24 K – 6/14 SB – 210 AB) (2014: .277/.364/.359 – 26 BB/23 K – 10/10 SB – 184 AB) (2015: .367/.432/.524 – 26 BB/18 K – 19/22 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .286/.373/.354 – 28 BB/20 K – 6/11 SB – 189 AB)
Tabor SR 3B Alex Couch: good hit tool; steady glove; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .370/.438/.514 – 15 BB/9 K – 4/5 SB – 138 AB)
Tampa C/1B Adrian Chacon: above-average arm; quick bat; power upside; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .233/.313/.337 – 7 BB/20 K – 0/2 SB – 86 AB) (2015: .295/.389/.328 – 9 BB/16 K – 2/2 SB – 61 AB) (2016: .301/.419/.442 – 28 BB/31 K – 1/2 SB – 163 AB)
Tampa JR SS Kevin Santa: 5-11, 175 pounds (2016: .441/.504/.657 – 13 BB/6 K – 3/6 SB – 102 AB)
Tampa SR OF Casey Scoggins: good approach; above-average to plus speed; easy CF range; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .348/.431/.548 – 27 BB/26 K – 12/14 SB – 210 AB)

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Florida International JR 1B Zack Files: RHH; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .277/.386/.461 – 33 BB/56 K – 2/5 SB – 191 AB)
Florida International JR 1B/3B Nick Day: 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .318/.378/.533 – 15 BB/59 K – 1/1 SB – 195 AB)
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)
Florida International JR C JC Escarra: average or better arm; decent glove, but keeps improving; average raw power; good athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .271/.353/.394 – 24 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .271/.315/.375 – 3 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 48 AB)
Florida International JR OF Kenny Meimerstorf: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .278/.330/.428 – 14 BB/28 K – 4/6 SB – 180 AB)
Florida International JR OF Kolby Follis: 5-9, 165 pounds (2016: .284/.376/.326 – 24 BB/47 K – 15/21 SB – 190 AB)
Florida International rJR C Zack Soria: really good glove; 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .288/.370/.330 – 22 BB/32 K – 5/6 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .294/.360/.407 – 18 BB/27 K – 11/15 SB – 214 AB)
Florida International SR SS/2B Rey Perez: 5-8, 175 pounds (2015: .267/.373/.302 – 15 BB/10 K – 2/5 SB – 86 AB) (2016: .318/.373/.355 – 10 BB/22 K – 1/1 SB – 107 AB)
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)
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)
Florida JR OF Ryan Larson: average speed; good glove; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .274/.344/.274 – 9 BB/14 K – 2/3 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .305/.401/.365 – 24 BB/32 K – 7/8 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .163/.253/.188 – 7 BB/18 K – 2/4 SB – 80 AB)
Florida Southern JR OF Mitch Reeves: good athlete; good speed; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .364/.432/.596 – 25 BB/41 K – 4/5 SB – 198 AB)
Florida State JR 1B/C Quincy Nieporte: power upside; 6-1, 230 pounds (2015: .297/.391/.445 – 22 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .302/.355/.448 – 11 BB/12 K – 2/3 SB – 192 AB)
Florida State JR C/OF Gage West: power upside; good approach; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .161/.216/.452 – 3 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 31 AB) (2015: .231/.351/.354 – 5 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 65 AB) (2016: .293/.404/.387 – 14 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 75 AB)
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)
Florida State JR SS/2B Matt Henderson: good speed; 5-9, 165 pounds (2016: .229/.423/.280 – 45 BB/29 K – 4/5 SB – 157 AB)
Florida State SR 2B/SS John Sansone: power upside; steady glove; average speed; 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)
Florida Tech JR 3B John Sternagel: power upside; good approach; steady glove; accurate arm; Florida transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .238/.342/.267 – 14 BB/16 K – 1/3 SB – 101 AB) (2015: .178/.327/.311 – 7 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 45 AB) (*2016*: .381/.477/.579 – 30 BB/33 K – 36/41 SB – 197 AB)
Fordham JR 2B/SS Matthew Kozuch: good glove; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .242/.383/.297 – 21 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 91 AB) (2015: .333/.468/.477 – 40 BB/41 K – 8/13 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .228/.319/.332 – 25 BB/43 K – 4/6 SB – 184 AB)
Fordham SR 2B Joseph Runco: steady glove; smart player; average speed; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .298/.357/.361 – 15 BB/33 K – 23/29 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .255/.336/.314 – 19 BB/25 K – 29/33 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .278/.337/.388 – 20 BB/33 K – 20/23 SB – 237 AB)
Fordham SR OF Ryan McNally: 6-2, 175 pounds (2014: .247/.329/.356 – 1 BB/19 K – 7/8 SB – 73 AB) (2015: .223/.328/.355 – 16 BB/48 K – 18/19 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .266/.379/.502 – 25 BB/41 K – 15/23 SB – 203 AB)
Fort Wayne rSR 2B/SS Greg Kaiser: power upside; good glove; 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)
Fort Wayne SR OF Brandon Soat: above-average arm; above-average speed; above-average power upside; good athlete; 6-3, 180 pounds (2014: .328/.401/.389 – 14 BB/24 K – 4/4 SB – 131 AB) (2015: .294/.390/.505 – 34 BB/66 K – 4/7 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .320/.401/.469 – 26 BB/39 K – 8/10 SB – 228 AB)
Fort Wayne SR OF Evan VanSumeren: good hit tool; good athlete; 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .370/.466/.410 – 18 BB/16 K – 4/6 SB – 100 AB) (2015: .312/.364/.417 – 12 BB/36 K – 4/6 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .300/.348/.394 – 11 BB/16 K – 7/7 SB – 170 AB)
Francis Marion C JD Crowe: quick bat; really good approach; power upside; steady glove; strong arm; good athlete; could play OF; Auburn transfer; 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .347/.439/.539 – 33 BB/27 K – 11/11 SB – 193 AB)
Franklin Pierce JR 3B Jay Jabs: plus arm; power upside; good speed; LHH: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .352/.466/.638 – 42 BB/32 K – 16/21 SB – 213 AB)
Fresno State JR OF Austin Guibor: 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .241/.306/.414 – 8 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 87 AB) (2015: .339/.440/.508 – 29 BB/31 K – 7/11 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .293/.404/.457 – 37 BB/34 K – 4/6 SB – 208 AB)
Fresno State JR OF Jake Stone: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .220/.304/.317 – 8 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 82 AB) (2016: .312/.384/.472 – 27 BB/44 K – 6/13 SB – 218 AB)
Fresno State JR SS Jesse Medrano: 5-9, 200 pounds (2014: .220/.253/.256 – 1 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 82 AB) (2015: .229/.253/.250 – 0 BB/20 K – 6/6 SB – 96 AB) (2016: .326/.359/.406 – 6 BB/21 K – 7/9 SB – 138 AB)
Fresno State JR SS Scott Silva: plus defensive tools; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .357/.400/.521 – 10 BB/21 K – 1/3 SB – 140 AB)
Fresno State JR SS/2B Ryan Dobson: 6-0, 160 pounds (2016: .364/.407/.455 – 6 BB/11 K – 5/8 SB – 99 AB)
Fresno State rSO C Nick Warren: good athlete; plus arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .293/.326/.463 – 2 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 41 AB) (2016: .229/.320/.252 – 14 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 131 AB)
Fresno State SR 3B/OF Kevin Viers: good athlete; power upside; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .251/.302/.405 – 13 BB/50 K – 5/8 SB – 195 AB) (2014: .222/.304/.320 – 21 BB/55 K – 2/5 SB – 203 AB) (2015: .257/.349/.422 – 25 BB/37 K – 6/9 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .207/.238/.386 – 6 BB/38 K – 2/2 SB – 140 AB)
Fresno State SR OF/SS Brody Russell: above-average to plus arm; sneaky pop, average raw power; average speed; good defensive tools; 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: .228/.291/.325 – 9 BB/30 K – 7/7 SB – 123 AB) (2014: .236/.381/.333 – 30 BB/44 K – 7/8 SB – 174 AB) (2015: .233/.345/.318 – 27 BB/42 K – 2/9 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .415/.460/.644 – 9 BB/23 K – 3/9 SB – 135 AB)
Furman JR C Cameron Whitehead: plus defender; good athlete; power upside; 5-11, 210 pounds (2014: .229/.360/.313 – 17 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 83 AB) (2015: .258/.314/.444 – 14 BB/40 K – 1/1 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .340/.435/.509 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 106 AB)
Furman JR OF Carter Grote: 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .333/.387/.448 – 9 BB/8 K – 2/3 SB – 96 AB) (2015: .304/.418/.435 – 30 BB/26 K – 5/8 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .318/.396/.472 – 21 BB/19 K – 4/6 SB – 195 AB)
Furman JR OF Sky Overton: plus speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .241/.315/.255 – 11 BB/30 K – 6/8 SB – 145 AB) (2015: .270/.326/.365 – 8 BB/14 K – 9/10 SB – 115 AB) (2016: .273/.372/.385 – 20 BB/38 K – 9/16 SB – 187 AB)
Furman SR 2B/SS Jordan Simpson: 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: .315/.352/.401 – 9 BB/33 K – 9/11 SB – 197 AB) (2014: .295/.332/.414 – 10 BB/39 K – 7/12 SB – 251 AB) (2015: .339/.377/.606 – 12 BB/35 K – 2/7 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .311/.397/.453 – 20 BB/23 K – 1/3 SB – 161 AB)
Furman SR C Andrew MacLatchie: 6-4, 215 pounds (2015: .174/.321/.348 – 9 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 46 AB) (2016: .171/.381/.354 – 26 BB/42 K – 0/0 SB – 82 AB)
Gardner-Webb JR 3B/1B Danny Sullivan: 6-4, 200 pounds (2016: .348/.393/.548 – 16 BB/34 K – 4/7 SB – 221 AB)
Gardner-Webb JR OF/3B Matt Simmons: good athlete; 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .308/.362/.415 – 14 BB/45 K – 1/2 SB – 159 AB) (2015: .217/.264/.310 – 8 BB/37 K – 4/5 SB – 129 AB) (2016: .254/.343/.369 – 16 BB/35 K – 1/1 SB – 122 AB)
Gardner-Webb JR SS/RHP Paul Trick: 6-4, 200 pounds (2016: .260/.346/.387 – 23 BB/48 K – 4/7 SB – 204 AB)
Gardner-Webb SR 1B Patrick Graham: 6-1, 225 pounds (2015: .237/.265/.392 – 2 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 97 AB) (2016: .325/.376/.405 – 12 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 200 AB)
Gardner-Webb SR 2B Tyler Best: 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .269/.331/.303 – 11 BB/22 K – 2/6 SB – 119 AB) (2015: .253/.333/.356 – 14 BB/20 K – 11/17 SB – 146 AB) (2016: .319/.365/.390 – 14 BB/18 K – 7/12 SB – 182 AB)
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)
Gardner-Webb SR OF Taylor Fisher: plus speed; 5-9, 175 pounds (2015: .200/.243/.200 – 2 BB/7 K – 11/13 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .270/.339/.340 – 16 BB/26 K – 12/17 SB – 200 AB)
George Mason rSO C Garett Driscoll: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .289/.433/.421 – 20 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 121 AB)
George Mason SR 2B/SS Brandon Gum: below-average speed; some pop; steady glove; good athlete; average at best arm; 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: .221/.303/.262 – 19 BB/52 K – 4/7 SB – 172 AB) (2014: .307/.384/.342 – 23 BB/28 K – 5/7 SB – 202 AB) (2015: .338/.413/.426 – 24 BB/37 K – 5/5 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .304/.407/.457 – 5 BB/11 K – 1/1 SB – 46 AB)
George Mason SR 3B Kent Blackstone: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .256/.380/.446 – 32 BB/23 K – 4/5 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .253/.362/.403 – 29 BB/35 K – 6/8 SB – 186 AB)
George Washington JR 3B/1B Bobby Campbell: 6-2, 215 pounds (2014: .272/.361/.312 – 12 BB/15 K – 6/10 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .305/.344/.371 – 12 BB/17 K – 5/7 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .296/.358/.431 – 16 BB/21 K – 2/2 SB – 216 AB)
George Washington JR OF Joey Bartosic: plus speed; CF range; leadoff approach; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014: .298/.338/.305 – 9 BB/16 K – 20/25 SB – 151 AB) (2015: .327/.380/.369 – 17 BB/16 K – 21/25 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .349/.375/.410 – 8 BB/16 K – 19/25 SB – 249 AB)
Georgetown JR 3B Jake Kuzbel: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .265/.326/.373 – 17 BB/31 K – 6/8 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .293/.354/.402 – 14 BB/23 K – 3/6 SB – 174 AB)
Georgetown JR OF/RHP Beau Hall: 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .248/.357/.314 – 19 BB/28 K – 8/11 SB – 121 AB) (2014: 5.06 K/9 – 2.53 BB/9 – 10.2 IP – 5.06 ERA) (2015: .285/.379/.438 – 12 BB/40 K – 3/7 SB – 130 AB) (2016: .251/.385/.358 – 29 BB/45 K – 10/14 SB – 179 AB)
Georgia Highlands CC SO 1B Zach McCrum: plus approach; power upside; 6-4, 235 pounds (2015: .331/.391/.470 – 14 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .329/.434/.571 – 27 BB/51 K – 1/1 SB – 161 AB)
Georgia Highlands FR 3B Brandon Bell: good hit tool; quick bat; good speed; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .298/.397/.540 – 25 BB/33 K – 5/5 SB – 198 AB)
Georgia JR 3B/2B Mike Bell: really good athlete; plus defensive tools; good speed; can also play SS; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .250/.322/.308 – 8 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 104 AB) (2015: .240/.308/.390 – 10 BB/48 K – 4/5 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .172/.172/.241 – 0 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 29 AB)
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)
Georgia JR OF/C Skyler Weber: good athlete; good speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .261/.357/.297 – 16 BB/22 K – 1/3 SB – 111 AB) (2015: .245/.324/.328 – 21 BB/33 K – 6/6 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .314/.355/.416 – 16 BB/38 K – 13/22 SB – 245 AB)
Georgia rJR 3B Trevor Kieboom: power upside; steady glove; 6-4, 240 pounds (2014*: .325/.437/.414 – 34 BB/30 K – 10/11 SB – 191 AB) (2015: .241/.359/.324 – 19 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 108 AB) (2016: .262/.373/.331 – 23 BB/31 K – 2/3 SB – 130 AB)
Georgia Southern JR 1B Ryan Cleveland: power upside; 6-3, 225 pounds (2014: .253/.368/.428 – 32 BB/49 K – 3/5 SB – 194 AB) (2015: .244/.343/.477 – 24 BB/40 K – 9/11 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .286/.404/.586 – 38 BB/70 K – 12/14 SB – 227 AB)
Georgia Southern JR OF Jordan Wren: plus speed; good glove; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .285/.350/.378 – 11 BB/38 K – 10/15 SB – 193 AB)
Georgia Southern JR SS Evan McDonald: steady glove; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds (2016: .284/.365/.332 – 23 BB/32 K – 4/7 SB – 211 AB)
Georgia Southern rSR OF Hunter Thomas: 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: .259/.403/.466 – 36 BB/63 K – 2/8 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .238/.359/.364 – 23 BB/41 K – 0/1 SB – 151 AB)
Georgia SR 1B Daniel Nichols: power upside; 6-3, 200 pounds (2013: .237/.342/.326 – 18 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 135 AB) (2014: .260/.367/.347 – 19 BB/36 K – 1/1 SB – 150 AB) (2015: .296/.370/.475 – 20 BB/34 K – 1/1 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .256/.362/.413 – 23 BB/38 K – 1/2 SB – 160 AB)
Georgia SR SS/2B Nick King: really good athlete; good glove; plus speed; 6-0, 190 pounds (2014*: .360/.396/.400 – 7 BB/20 K – 20/25 SB – 125 AB) (2015: .242/.341/.298 – 24 BB/47 K – 16/19 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .236/.288/.282 – 16 BB/39 K – 13/16 SB – 195 AB)
Georgia State JR 3B Jarrett Hood: 5-11, 235 pounds (2016: .338/.411/.466 – 26 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 204 AB)
Georgia State JR OF Jaylen Woullard: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .313/.409/.384 – 19 BB/28 K – 5/6 SB – 112 AB)
Georgia State JR OF/3B Ryan Blanton: plus speed; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .238/.336/.333 – 13 BB/22 K – 6/7 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .330/.401/.540 – 22 BB/29 K – 5/7 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .255/.360/.420 – 32 BB/42 K – 10/11 SB – 200 AB)
Georgia State SR C Joey Roach: good glove; 5-11, 200 pounds (2013: .287/.366/.487 – 12 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 115 AB) (2014: .301/.379/.432 – 13 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 146 AB) (2015: .302/.381/.473 – 20 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .325/.426/.598 – 21 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 169 AB)
Georgia State SR OF James Clements: 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .319/.383/.361 – 7 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 72 AB) (2015: .225/.343/.326 – 12 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .283/.355/.377 – 12 BB/17 K – 1/2 SB – 138 AB)
Georgia Tech JR C Arden Pabst: power upside; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .217/.321/.283 – 13 BB/26 K – 1/1 SB – 120 AB) (2015: .235/.355/.339 – 21 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 115 AB) (2016: .248/.305/.372 – 10 BB/33 K – 1/3 SB – 137 AB)
Georgia Tech JR OF Keenan Innis: average speed; power upside; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .248/.350/.277 – 14 BB/15 K – 1/1 SB – 101 AB) (2015: .310/.370/.392 – 13 BB/22 K – 5/6 SB – 158 AB) (2016: .200/.339/.220 – 11 BB/11 K – 2/3 SB – 50 AB)
Georgia Tech JR OF Ryan Peurifoy: good speed; plus arm in all phases; above-average speed plays up; great instincts; good glove; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .296/.340/.387 – 11 BB/29 K – 2/4 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .324/.386/.451 – 11 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 102 AB) (2016: .237/.276/.333 – 10 BB/48 K – 2/3 SB – 198 AB)
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)
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)
Georgia Tech SR 3B/SS Matt Gonzalez: quick bat; average arm; above-average speed; average power; good hands; strong; 5-11, 200 pounds (2013: .295/.331/.392 – 12 BB/45 K – 11/15 SB – 227 AB) (2014: .314/.358/.416 – 20 BB/55 K – 9/17 SB – 255 AB) (2015: .285/.317/.412 – 13 BB/52 K – 10/14 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .378/.419/.577 – 18 BB/39 K – 10/16 SB – 246 AB)
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)
Gonzaga JR OF Justin Jacobs: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .295/.367/.394 – 20 BB/27 K – 4/4 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .335/.446/.396 – 33 BB/26 K – 3/6 SB – 182 AB)
Gonzaga rJR 1B Jarod Gonzales: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .254/.304/.373 – 6 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 59 AB)
Gonzaga rJR 2B/C Jake Roberts: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .278/.385/.405 – 11 BB/18 K – 3/3 SB – 79 AB)
Gonzaga rJR OF Sam Brown: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .286/.336/.352 – 16 BB/24 K – 2/6 SB – 196 AB) (2015: .317/.409/.417 – 26 BB/23 K – 4/5 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .276/.399/.388 – 34 BB/23 K – 9/12 SB – 214 AB)
Gonzaga rJR OF/3B Jeff Bohling: 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .299/.362/.527 – 25 BB/47 K – 10/13 SB – 241 AB)
Gonzaga rJR SS Dustin Breshears: 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .260/.361/.299 – 24 BB/33 K – 3/6 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .267/.351/.314 – 21 BB/40 K – 3/6 SB – 210 AB)
Gonzaga rSO 1B Nick Brooks: 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .275/.385/.510 – 12 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB)
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)
Gonzaga SR C Jimmy Sinatro: good defensive tools; 5-10, 165 pounds (2015: .173/.279/.192 – 6 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 52 AB) (2016: .111/.200/.111 – 2 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 18 AB)
Gonzaga SR C Joey Harris: really good defender; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .250/.340/.273 – 15 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .253/.392/.360 – 22 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB)
Grambling State JR 3B Daniel Barnett: 5-11 (2016: .408/.504/.647 – 34 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 184 AB)
Grambling State JR SS Wesley Drain: good athlete; strong arm; 6-0 (2016: .263/.396/.421 – 35 BB/39 K – 27/29 SB – 190 AB)
Grambling State rJR OF Diamyn Hall: plus-plus speed; power upside; quick bat; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .324/.356/.423 – 5 BB/31 K – 5/7 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .385/.448/.577 – 1 BB/3 K – 2/2 SB – 26 AB) (2016: .250/.388/.394 – 18 BB/39 K – 8/9 SB – 104 AB)
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)
Grand Canyon JR C Josh Meyer: above-average arm; really good defender; power upside; strong; good approach; slow; 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: .276/.378/.418 – 17 BB/14 K – 4/4 SB – 98 AB) (2015: .129/.164/.161 – 2 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB)
Grand Canyon JR OF/RHP Brick Paskiewicz: good approach; above-average to plus speed; above-average CF range; plus athlete; 88-93 FB with plus sink, 95 peak; average SL with above-average upside; CU; PG comp: Mark Kotsay; 6-1, 180 pounds (2015*: .351/.420/.503 – 23 BB/27 K – 17/24 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .265/.306/.324 – 2 BB/13 K – 3/3 SB – 34 AB)
Grand Canyon SR SS Paul Panaccione: 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .256/.314/.301 – 13 BB/23 K – 20/23 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .376/.440/.493 – 26 BB/32 K – 7/12 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .363/.473/.521 – 25 BB/14 K – 10/12 SB – 146 AB)
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)
Harford CC SO SS Dominic DiSabatino: power upside; Maryland transfer; 6-5, 200 pounds (2016: .411/.519/.738 – 48 BB/36 K – 13/19 SB – 214 AB)
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)
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)
Hartford SR OF Chris DelDebbio: good athlete; good speed; easy CF range; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .295/.332/.395 – 8 BB/26 K – 4/11 SB – 190 AB) (2014: .260/.298/.313 – 10 BB/26 K – 7/9 SB – 208 AB) (2015: .266/.325/.435 – 11 BB/32 K – 5/8 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .302/.405/.495 – 33 BB/26 K – 2/4 SB – 192 AB)
Harvard SR 2B/3B Mitch Klug: 6-2, 190 pounds (2015: .308/.424/.350 – 16 BB/27 K – 7/9 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .286/.396/.421 – 13 BB/25 K – 4/6 SB – 140 AB)
Hawaii JR 2B Josh Rojas: good approach; quick bat; average or better arm; average speed; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014*: .280/.362/.384 – 20 BB/23 K – 13/16 SB – 164 AB) (2015*: .333/.452/.633 – 33 BB/17 K – 14/19 SB – 150 AB) (2016: .239/.324/.284 – 20 BB/23 K – 1/3 SB – 155 AB)
Hawaii JR OF/2B Marcus Doi: plus hit tool; power upside; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .345/.397/.379 – 5 BB/6 K – 1/1 SB – 58 AB) (2015: .223/.303/.262 – 12 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .273/.326/.366 – 11 BB/47 K – 3/4 SB – 161 AB)
Hawaii SR SS Jacob Sheldon-Collins: good defender; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .295/.341/.355 – 7 BB/13 K – 2/2 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .349/.407/.405 – 20 BB/17 K – 6/8 SB – 195 AB)
Heidelberg SR OF Derek Hug: good speed; power upside; 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .356/.478/.584 – 34 BB/30 K – 19/24 SB – 149 AB)
High Point JR 2B/SS Chris Clare: steady glove; 6-2, 175 pounds (2014: .310/.385/.339 – 13 BB/29 K – 0/1 SB – 174 AB) (2015: .296/.403/.389 – 22 BB/16 K – 8/8 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .345/.391/.448 – 18 BB/33 K – 11/15 SB – 223 AB)
High Point JR C Drew Fopeano: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .272/.380/.326 – 16 BB/11 K – 0/2 SB – 92 AB)
High Point JR OF Josh Greene: plus speed; good CF range; good approach; sneaky pop; 5-9, 170 pounds (2014: .276/.368/.398 – 19 BB/58 K – 9/12 SB – 196 AB) (2015: .355/.441/.532 – 26 BB/35 K – 13/17 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .211/.319/.333 – 23 BB/54 K – 3/6 SB – 180 AB)
High Point SO 1B/OF Carson Jackson: plus arm; power upside; great athlete; can also play 3B; 93 FB; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .311/.367/.393 – 15 BB/34 K – 7/12 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .307/.368/.486 – 14 BB/41 K – 8/9 SB – 218 AB)
High Point SR C Dominic Fazio: 5-11, 220 pounds (2015: .235/.325/.382 – 4 BB/9 K – 0/1 SB – 34 AB) (2016: .325/.441/.485 – 38 BB/35 K – 2/5 SB – 194 AB)
High Point SR OF Tim Mansfield: 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .302/.418/.349 – 8 BB/9 K – 1/3 SB – 43 AB) (2015: .143/.250/.143 – 2 BB/4 K – 1/2 SB – 14 AB) (2016: .297/.420/.391 – 28 BB/12 K – 10/15 SB – 138 AB)
Hillsborough CC SS DJ King: good glove; average or better arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .386/.434/.543 – 2 BB/7 K – 6/7 SB – 70 AB)
Hofstra JR SS/2B Brad Witkowski: good glove; good athlete; 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .330/.410/.364 – 11 BB/10 K – 2/3 SB – 88 AB) (2015: .312/.406/.408 – 15 BB/24 K – 10/16 SB – 157 AB) (2016: .289/.357/.417 – 15 BB/18 K – 8/10 SB – 187 AB)
Holy Cross JR 1B/3B Anthony Critelli: 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: .299/.367/.415 – 11 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 147 AB) (2015: .307/.376/.472 – 19 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .267/.340/.462 – 22 BB/43 K – 1/1 SB – 225 AB)
Holy Cross SR OF Bobby Indeglia: 5-9, 175 pounds (2013: .231/.333/.333 – 5 BB/11 K – 1/1 SB – 39 AB) (2014: .215/.303/.304 – 14 BB/26 K – 4/7 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .206/.304/.257 – 14 BB/43 K – 1/4 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .287/.379/.444 – 23 BB/46 K – 8/11 SB – 178 AB)
Holy Cross SR SS Nick Lovullo: good athlete; steady glove; 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .203/.312/.286 – 12 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 133 AB) (2014: .266/.374/.308 – 21 BB/24 K – 9/12 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .278/.410/.392 – 31 BB/29 K – 7/11 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .225/.363/.343 – 40 BB/22 K – 6/15 SB – 213 AB)
Houston Baptist SR 1B Andrew Alvarez: 6-4, 225 pounds (2015: .275/.337/.401 – 12 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .323/.401/.465 – 14 BB/23 K – 3/5 SB – 127 AB)
Houston Baptist SR 2B Greg Espinosa: 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .307/.335/.353 – 5 BB/7 K – 1/2 SB – 153 AB) (2016: .300/.360/.367 – 15 BB/13 K – 6/6 SB – 180 AB)
Houston Baptist SR SS Louie Payetta: 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .307/.352/.395 – 11 BB/21 K – 5/8 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .303/.369/.365 – 19 BB/19 K – 9/12 SB – 208 AB)
Houston JR SS Jose Reyes: good glove; good speed; 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .207/.310/.240 – 16 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 121 AB)
Houston rSO 3B/SS Connor Hollis: 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .321/.415/.358 – 9 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 106 AB) (2016: .294/.377/.350 – 17 BB/22 K – 2/5 SB – 180 AB)
Houston SO OF Clay Casey: power upside; quick bat; good speed; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .226/.311/.415 – 13 BB/38 K – 8/9 SB – 106 AB)
Houston SR 2B Josh Vidales: love the approach; plus glove; FAVORITE; 5-8, 160 pounds (2013: .257/.400/.327 – 50 BB/34 K – 15/19 SB – 214 AB) (2014: .285/.388/.306 – 38 BB/17 K – 11/14 SB – 235 AB) (2015: .300/.397/.387 – 35 BB/23 K – 6/9 SB – 243 AB) (2016: .229/.293/.299 – 11 BB/13 K – 3/6 SB – 144 AB)
Houston SR 3B/1B Justin Montemayor: strong hit tool; average at best arm; steady glove; approach needs work; 6-3, 225 pounds (2013: .315/.380/.414 – 19 BB/56 K – 3/5 SB – 222 AB) (2014: .298/.345/.371 – 13 BB/47 K – 0/0 SB – 248 AB) (2015: .176/.278/.219 – 28 BB/43 K – 3/3 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .251/.362/.367 – 28 BB/50 K – 2/2 SB – 199 AB)
Houston SR C Jacob Campbell: 5-10, 210 pounds (2015: .301/.380/.440 – 24 BB/45 K – 1/1 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .243/.298/.354 – 11 BB/29 K – 1/3 SB – 144 AB)
Illinois JR 1B/OF Anthony Drago: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .277/.336/.438 – 10 BB/45 K – 2/2 SB – 137 AB)
Illinois JR 1B/OF Matthew James: 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .261/.314/.457 – 7 BB/30 K – 1/3 SB – 92 AB) (2016: .227/.358/.409 – 9 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 44 AB)
Illinois JR OF/1B Pat McInerney: 6-5, 240 pounds (2015: .290/.374/.425 – 21 BB/29 K – 2/4 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .301/.373/.456 – 19 BB/38 K – 3/4 SB – 193 AB)
Illinois rJR SS/2B Adam Walton: above-average to plus speed; above-average range; good approach; could be plus defender at 2B; good athlete; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .329/.380/.423 – 11 BB/25 K – 13/20 SB – 149 AB) (2015: .289/.353/.395 – 24 BB/31 K – 11/19 SB – 263 AB) (2016: .234/.323/.298 – 23 BB/36 K – 16/17 SB – 188 AB)
Illinois rSO OF Dan Rowbottom: 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .267/.344/.304 – 18 BB/11 K – 4/4 SB – 161 AB)
Illinois SR 2B Michael Hurwitz: 5-8, 190 pounds (2016: .276/.392/.348 – 27 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 181 AB)
Illinois SR C Jason Goldstein: really good defender; strong arm; good approach; quick bat; really smart catcher, calls own pitches; FAVORITE; 6-0, 210 pounds (2013: .210/.266/.252 – 9 BB/21 K – 3/3 SB – 143 AB) (2014: .316/.370/.435 – 16 BB/17 K – 2/3 SB – 193 AB) (2015: .286/.369/.476 – 23 BB/22 K – 2/3 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .312/.402/.412 – 16 BB/23 K – 2/2 SB – 170 AB)
Illinois State rSR 1B Brian Rodemoyer: 6-4, 235 pounds (2014: .171/.351/.305 – 22 BB/29 K – 2/3 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .321/.377/.482 – 3 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .222/.338/.389 – 16 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 108 AB)
Illinois State rSR 2B Joe Kelch: sneaky pop; 5-8, 180 pounds (2014: .283/.359/.341 – 11 BB/25 K – 0/0 SB – 138 AB) (2015: .338/.401/.482 – 13 BB/26 K – 1/2 SB – 139 AB) (2016: .279/.356/.375 – 19 BB/41 K – 1/3 SB – 208 AB)
Illinois State rSR C Jean Ramirez: 6-0, 220 pounds (2015: .257/.313/.382 – 11 BB/26 K – 0/1 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .271/.329/.424 – 17 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 203 AB)
Illinois State SR OF Daniel Dwyer: 5-11, 210 pounds (2013: .246/.402/.291 – 30 BB/35 K – 1/3 SB – 134 AB) (2014: .318/.418/.360 – 33 BB/27 K – 8/12 SB – 211 AB) (2015: .292/.436/.354 – 51 BB/37 K – 6/6 SB – 209 AB) (2016: .277/.385/.357 – 36 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 224 AB)
Illinois State SR OF/C Blake Molitor: 6-1, 225 pounds (2016: .264/.333/.432 – 13 BB/31 K – 0/0 SB – 125 AB)
Illinois-Chicago JR 3B/1B Ricardo Ramirez: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .272/.361/.472 – 27 BB/44 K – 5/6 SB – 195 AB)
Illinois-Chicago JR 3B/SS Mickey McDonald: good athlete; good arm; can also play OF; 6-3, 165 pounds (2014: .297/.335/.393 – 8 BB/22 K – 3/4 SB – 145 AB) (2015: .305/.383/.342 – 16 BB/27 K – 14/17 SB – 187 AB)
Illinois-Chicago rSO 2B David Cronin: 5-9, 160 pounds (2015: .244/.327/.311 – 13 BB/19 K – 11/13 SB – 135 AB) (2016: .355/.416/.445 – 18 BB/26 K – 16/25 SB – 211 AB)
Illinois-Chicago rSO C Gabe Dwyer: 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .179/.356/.313 – 14 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 67 AB) (2016: .286/.463/.388 – 12 BB/15 K – 7/8 SB – 49 AB)
Illinois-Chicago rSR OF Conor Philbin: good glove; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .281/.392/.366 – 28 BB/26 K – 4/6 SB – 153 AB) (2015: .316/.392/.367 – 18 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 158 AB) (2016: .301/.423/.442 – 24 BB/30 K – 8/12 SB – 156 AB)
Incarnate Word JR OF Mark Whitehead: good speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .266/.362/.339 – 24 BB/24 K – 11/16 SB – 192 AB) (2015: .230/.293/.294 – 16 BB/26 K – 11/16 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .316/.381/.474 – 1 BB/1 K – 0/0 SB – 19 AB)
Incarnate Word SR 3B Brance Kahle: quick bat; above-average arm; 6-1, 175 pounds (2015: .266/.340/.379 – 17 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .269/.314/.357 – 12 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 171 AB)
Incarnate Word SR OF Braden Martin: 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .324/.385/.380 – 7 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 71 AB)
Incarnate Word SR OF Matt Morris: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .262/.349/.413 – 23 BB/62 K – 1/2 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .270/.361/.460 – 8 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 63 AB)
Indiana JR OF Alex Krupa: good speed; good approach; good hit tool; 5-8, 180 pounds (2016: .281/.363/.313 – 17 BB/40 K – 14/18 SB – 160 AB)
Indiana JR OF Craig Dedelow: strong hit tool; good CF range; 6-4, 200 pounds (2014: .232/.299/.290 – 7 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 69 AB) (2015: .325/.375/.496 – 19 BB/40 K – 5/7 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .302/.359/.453 – 17 BB/40 K – 2/3 SB – 232 AB)
Indiana SR 3B Brian Wilhite: good glove; good arm; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .274/.344/.381 – 8 BB/18 K – 2/5 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .266/.357/.432 – 24 BB/30 K – 4/4 SB – 192 AB)
Indiana State rJR 1B Hunter Owen: 6-0, 175 pounds (2015: .344/.400/.542 – 5 BB/19 K – 96 AB) (2016: .350/.430/.527 – 20 BB/36 K – 5/5 SB – 226 AB)
Indiana State rJR OF Tony Rosselli: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .281/.405/.489 – 29 BB/51 K – 4/4 SB – 178 AB)
Indiana State rSR OF Andrew Gutierrez: plus speed; plus arm; CF range; plus approach; good hit tool; sneaky pop; 5-11, 170 pounds (2015: .309/.356/.383 – 6 BB/22 K – 3/3 SB – 94 AB) (2016: .203/.340/.291 – 16 BB/18 K – 5/5 SB – 79 AB)
Indiana State SR 2B/SS Andy DeJesus: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .282/.341/.436 – 18 BB/29 K – 5/8 SB – 241 AB)
Indiana State SR 3B/OF Andy Young: average glove; power upside; too aggressive at plate; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .296/.378/.498 – 14 BB/33 K – 4/5 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .299/.414/.480 – 30 BB/27 K – 6/12 SB – 221 AB)
Indiana State SR C Kaden Moore: 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .272/.353/.397 – 14 BB/45 K – 1/3 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .313/.387/.425 – 15 BB/33 K – 0/1 SB – 214 AB)
Iona rJR 2B/SS Matt Byrne: good speed; good glove; 6-1, 175 pounds (2013: .258/.343/.315 – 16 BB/35 K – 8/10 SB – 124 AB) (2015: .276/.376/.386 – 11 BB/36 K – 15/17 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .285/.355/.374 – 13 BB/40 K – 16/23 SB – 179 AB)
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)
Iowa SR C Daniel Aaron Moriel: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .271/.435/.371 – 16 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 70 AB) (2016: .253/.370/.367 – 22 BB/17 K – 5/7 SB – 158 AB)
Iowa SR C Jimmy Frankos: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .313/.409/.343 – 9 BB/16 K – 4/5 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .202/.349/.226 – 16 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .303/.427/.329 – 10 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 76 AB)
Iowa SR OF Eric Schenck-Joblinske: 5-10, 210 pounds (2016: .227/.310/.367 – 12 BB/33 K – 2/4 SB – 128 AB)
Iowa SR OF Joel Booker: plus to plus-plus speed; easy CF range; great athlete; plus arm; plus bat speed; 6-2, 190 pounds (2013*: .365/.435/.504 – 10 BB/20 K – 14/15 SB – 137 AB) (2014*: .403/.451/.699 – 5 BB/14 K – 24/26 SB – 186 AB) (2015: .235/.310/.304 – 13 BB/41 K – 9/14 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .370/.421/.532 – 16 BB/29 K – 23/25 SB – 235 AB)
Iowa SR SS/RHP Nick Roscetti: good approach; plus arm; steady glove; average speed; 92 FB; 6-3, 190 pounds (2015: .303/.358/.348 – 12 BB/35 K – 9/11 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .305/.376/.386 – 22 BB/47 K – 9/13 SB – 236 AB)
Iowa Western CC 2B Jared Gates: plus hit tool; 6-0, 170 pounds (2016: .400/.455/.578 – 12 BB/15 K – 4/8 SB – 135 AB)
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)
Jackson State JR 1B Sam Campbell: good approach; 6-4, 240 pounds (2015: .306/.451/.497 – 37 BB/33 K – 5/6 SB – 173 AB) (2016: .225/.324/.333 – 17 BB/16 K – 4/5 SB – 120 AB)
Jackson State JR 2B/SS Cornelius Copeland: 5-9, 170 pounds (2016: .422/.537/.631 – 26 BB/16 K – 8/13 SB – 187 AB)
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)
Jackson State SR OF Anthony Stricklin: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .323/.458/.624 – 17 BB/19 K – 8/8 SB – 93 AB)
Jackson State SR OF Jaylan Bledsoe: 5-9, 175 pounds (2016: .329/.471/.443 – 16 BB/10 K – 4/4 SB – 79 AB)
Jackson State SR OF Tony Holton: plus speed; CF range; 6-2, 215 pounds (2016: .302/.368/.431 – 18 BB/43 K – 9/11 SB – 202 AB)
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)
Jacksonville rJR OF Nathan Koslowski: good approach; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .289/.350/.344 – 9 BB/13 K – 5/6 SB – 90 AB) (2016: .241/.291/.352 – 11 BB/27 K – 5/5 SB – 145 AB)
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)
Jacksonville SR OF Parker Perez: plus speed; 5-7, 165 pounds (2014: .286/.318/.369 – 4 BB/18 K – 1/3 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .276/.337/.324 – 13 BB/29 K – 5/7 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .300/.377/.373 – 28 BB/35 K – 9/12 SB – 233 AB)
Jacksonville State JR OF Peyton Williams: 5-7, 175 pounds (2015: .227/.299/.348 – 7 BB/16 K – 2/3 SB – 66 AB) (2016: .286/.408/.449 – 19 BB/24 K – 11/11 SB – 98 AB)
Jacksonville State SR 1B Paschal Petrongolo: power upside; 6-1, 220 pounds (2013: .270/.378/.447 – 25 BB/37 K – 2/2 SB – 141 AB) (2014: .328/.398/.534 – 23 BB/64 K – 0/1 SB – 232 AB) (2015: .368/.451/.556 – 34 BB/61 K – 1/3 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .299/.397/.513 – 25 BB/49 K – 3/4 SB – 197 AB)
Jacksonville State SR 1B Tyler Gamble: 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .286/.410/.460 – 31 BB/34 K – 3/4 SB – 161 AB) (2015: .270/.421/.405 – 53 BB/40 K – 7/7 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .282/.393/.531 – 40 BB/49 K – 5/5 SB – 209 AB)
Jacksonville State SR OF Elliot McCummings: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .304/.428/.484 – 35 BB/37 K – 1/6 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .339/.425/.495 – 22 BB/45 K – 1/1 SB – 192 AB)
Jacksonville State SR OF/2B Gavin Golsan: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .256/.340/.295 – 16 BB/34 K – 32/36 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .290/.361/.347 – 38/42 SB – 245 AB) (2016: .312/.376/.402 – 21 BB/43 K – 25/32 SB – 234 AB)
James Madison JR OF Ky Parrott: 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .265/.357/.327 – 7 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 49 AB) (2015: .288/.385/.531 – 23 BB/44 K – 3/6 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .318/.496/.495 – 61 BB/43 K – 15/23 SB – 192 AB)
James Madison rJR 1B/3B Brett Johnson: 6-5, 225 pounds (2015: .274/.344/.488 – 17 BB/22 K – 2/3 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .328/.429/.521 – 32 BB/38 K – 1/4 SB – 192 AB)
James Madison rSO C Zach Tondi: 6-0, 225 pounds (2016: .335/.377/.540 – 10 BB/29 K – 3/6 SB – 161 AB)
James Madison rSR OF/2B Chad Carroll: good speed; can also play SS; 5-10, 190 pounds (2012: .264/.347/.330 – 19 BB/29 K – 13/18 SB – 197 AB) (2013: .373/.428/.570 – 13 BB/30 K – 21/24 SB – 193 AB) (2014: .219/.315/.297 – 6 BB/11 K – 5/5 SB – 64 AB) (2015: .339/.445/.497 – 29 BB/31 K – 27/32 SB – 183 AB) (2016: 363/.419/.470 – 14 BB/25 K – 23/32 SB – 168 AB)
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)
Kansas JR OF Joven Afenir: good athlete; good speed; good CF range; good approach; power upside; 5-11, 165 pounds (2015: .293/.376/.390 – 19 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .258/.329/.335 – 21 BB/26 K – 4/5 SB – 209 AB)
Kansas rSR OF Joe Moroney: plus speed; plus CF range; average or better arm; good approach; 5-7, 170 pounds (2015: .247/.367/.274 – 12 BB/11 K – 6/8 SB – 73 AB) (2016: .304/.393/.421 – 22 BB/31 K – 8/11 SB – 171 AB)
Kansas rSR OF Steve Goldstein (2015): good approach; gap power, could be more; above-average speed; average arm; good instincts in OF; can play some CF, but best in RF; short swing; Stony Brook transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2012: .307/.388/.458 – 21 BB/21 K – 14/19 SB – 166 AB) (2013: .156/.202/.219 – 5 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 96 AB) (2015: .207/.238/.259 – 3 BB/6 K – 0/1 SB – 58 AB) (2016: .200/.333/.200 – 2 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 10 AB)
Kansas SR 1B/3B Ryan Pidhaichuk: 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .211/.386/.329 – 14 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 76 AB) (2015: .162/.289/.189 – 7 BB/7 K – 1/1 SB – 37 AB) (2016: .282/.401/.368 – 22 BB/25 K – 2/3 SB – 117 AB)
Kansas SR 2B/SS Colby Wright: good glove; 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)
Kansas SR 2B/SS Tommy Mirabelli: great approach; 5-7, 155 pounds (2013: .250/.358/.289 – 14 BB/19 K – 3/5 SB – 76 AB) (2014: .167/.314/.214 – 16 BB/19 K – 6/7 SB – 84 AB) (2015: .190/.340/.304 – 12 BB/18 K – 0/2 SB – 79 AB) (2016: .241/.354/.304 – 12 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 79 AB)
Kansas State JR 1B Jake Scudder: good approach; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .333/.392/.507 – 17 BB/32 K – 6/10 SB – 219 AB)
Kansas State rJR 2B/SS Jake Wodtke: good glove; 5-9, 165 pounds (2015: .248/.331/.255 – 14 BB/22 K – 3/5 SB – 137 AB) (2016: .301/.381/.381 – 21 BB/26 K – 7/12 SB – 176 AB)
Kansas State rJR 3B/C Steve Serratore: good glove; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .265/.367/.364 – 18 BB/28 K – 5/8 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .310/.412/.500 – 13 BB/20 K – 4/4 SB – 100 AB)
Kansas State rJR OF Quintin Crandall: 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .276/.384/.410 – 17 BB/32 K – 5/7 SB – 134 AB)
Kansas State SR C Tyler Moore: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .302/.371/.465 – 15 BB/33 K – 2/3 SB – 172 AB) (2016: .321/.390/.444 – 16 BB/29 K – 2/3 SB – 196 AB)
Kansas State SR OF Clayton Dalrymple: above-average speed; 6-1, 190 pounds (2013: .314/.314/.371 – 0 BB/5 K – 2/3 SB – 35 AB) (2014: .241/.390/.278 – 21 BB/19 K – 10/11 SB – 108 AB) (2015: .270/.369/.293 – 15 BB/28 K – 13/19 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .325/.414/.421 – 29 BB/31 K – 16/25 SB – 228 AB)
Kansas State SR OF Danny Krause: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .236/.343/.271 – 22 BB/26 K – 10/11 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .196/.344/.353 – 10 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 51 AB)
Kansas State SR SS Tyler Wolfe: steady glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .287/.397/.364 – 34 BB/25 K – 3/4 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .284/.366/.377 – 22 BB/38 K – 2/5 SB – 215 AB)
Kennesaw State JR 1B Corey Greeson: 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .236/.335/.345 – 20 BB/33 K – 5/7 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .356/.417/.521 – 15 BB/33 K – 5/10 SB – 163 AB)
Kennesaw State JR 3B Jeremy Howell: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .296/.382/.364 – 21 BB/22 K – 2/4 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .285/.352/.357 – 20 BB/21 K – 2/4 SB – 207 AB)
Kennesaw State JR OF Jordan Getzelman: plus speed; power upside; 6-2, 215 pounds (2016: .200/.259/.340 – 7 BB/36 K – 3/3 SB – 100 AB)
Kennesaw State SR C Brennan Morgan: 6-4, 235 pounds (2014: .281/.357/.386 – 20 BB/34 K – 2/3 SB – 210 AB) (2015: .276/.383/.400 – 29 BB/31 K – 5/6 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .319/.443/.514 – 33 BB/22 K – 0/2 SB – 144 AB)
Kennesaw State SR OF Alex Liquori: great athlete; above-average to plus speed; plus raw power; average at best glove; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .274/.326/.341 – 12 BB/20 K – 12/16 SB – 164 AB) (2014: .354/.417/.500 – 18 BB/40 K – 7/11 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .265/.364/.358 – 22 BB/37 K – 2/6 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .302/.386/.426 – 22 BB/32 K – 5/6 SB – 162 AB)
Kent State JR 1B/OF Conner Simonetti: power upside; good glove; 6-0, 215 pounds (2014: .163/.353/.372 – 12 BB/18 – 0/0 SB – 43 AB) (2015: .283/.344/.578 – 16 BB/51 K – 1/2 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .311/.373/.599 – 23 BB/72 K – 1/2 SB – 222 AB)
Kent State JR 2B Dom Iero: Akron transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .235/.337/.329 – 10 BB/16 K – 1/3 SB – 85 AB) (2016: .240/.353/.318 – 14 BB/22 K – 1/5 SB – 129 AB)
Kent State JR 2B/SS Zach Beckner: good defender; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .252/.348/.326 – 19 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .227/.297/.273 – 14 BB/27 K – 7/7 SB – 150 AB) (2016: .247/.333/.281 – 13 BB/14 K – 4/5 SB – 89 AB)
Kent State rJR OF Luke Burch: good hit tool; great approach; plus speed; sneaky pop; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: .360/.442/.441 – 16 BB/25 K – 17/25 SB – 111 AB) (2016: .357/.423/.468 – 29 BB/42 K – 22/28 SB – 235 AB)
Kent State rSO C/OF Reilly Hawkins: 5-11, 175 pounds (2016: .355/.414/.435 – 4 BB/13 K – 1/3 SB – 62 AB)
Kent State rSO OF Mason Mamarella: 6-0, 175 pounds (2016: .303/.394/.362 – 21 BB/38 K – 12/17 SB – 188 AB)
Kent State rSR OF Alex Miklos: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .240/.318/.354 – 10 BB/21 K – 3/3 SB – 96 AB)
Kent State SR 1B/3B Zarley Zalewski: power upside; good glove; 6-3, 200 pounds (2013: .265/.357/.340 – 16 BB/26 K – 1/1 SB – 147 AB) (2014: .351/.425/.468 – 18 BB/47 K – 0/0 SB – 222 AB) (2015: .374/.463/.483 – 30 BB/39 K – 5/9 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .349/.449/.507 – 27 BB/63 K – 5/11 SB – 229 AB)
Kentucky JR 1B Gunnar McNeill: 6-2, 240 pounds (2016: .249/.289/.353 – 11 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 221 AB)
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)
Kentucky JR OF Marcus Carson: plus-plus speed; good approach quick bat; good CF range; 5-8, 170 pounds (2014: .364/.417/.424 – 0 BB/8 K – 2/2 SB – 33 AB) (2015: .226/.293/.274 – 7 BB/24 K – 5/7 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .167/.257/.267 – 5 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 60 AB)
Kentucky JR OF Zach Reks: good range; Air Force transfer; LHH; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .331/.425/.500 – 22 BB/20 K – 3/5 SB – 154 AB)
Kentucky JR SS Connor Heady: abpve-average speed; above-average arm; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .133/.286/.183 – 12 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 60 AB) (2015: .211/.355/.263 – 21 BB/25 K – 2/5 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .186/.271/.256 – 4 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 43 AB)
Kentucky rJR OF Storm Wilson: 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .289/.420/.430 – 16 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 128 AB) (2015: .242/.379/.341 – 21 BB/24 K – 8/12 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .267/.382/.374 – 16 BB/15 K – 4/6 SB – 131 AB)
Kentucky rSO 1B Joe Dudek: good glove; power upside; UNC transfer sitting out 2016; 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .204/.316/.357 – 16 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 98 AB) (2015: .255/.442/.402 – 34 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 102 AB)
Kentucky SR C Zach Arnold: good defender; strong arm; 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: .542/.593/.667 – 3 BB/2 K – 0/1 SB – 24 AB) (2015: .283/.330/.340 – 2 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 106 AB) (2016: .259/.267/.259 – 0 BB/3 K – 0/0 SB – 27 AB)
Kentucky SR OF Dorian Hairston: good range; 5-11, 210 pounds (2014: .400/.500/.600 – 3 BB/4 K – 1/1 SB – 25 AB) (2015: .281/.345/.422 – 6 BB/33 K – 5/6 SB – 128 AB) (2016: .280/.381/.470 – 11 BB/27 K – 1/4 SB – 100 AB)
Lafayette SR OF Michael Coniglio: plus speed; good approach; CF range; 5-8, 160 pounds (2015: .293/.365/.353 – 15 BB/9 K – 8/13 SB – 133 AB) (2016: .335/.395/.405 – 16 BB/18 K – 25/28 SB – 173 AB)
Lake Erie College JR OF Lucas Raley: good approach; big raw power; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .424/.528/.747 – 28 BB/11 K – 12/14 SB – 158 AB)
Lamar JR 1B Trey Silvers: power upside; 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .314/.398/.676 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB)
Lamar JR C Bryndan Arredondo: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .314/.391/.443 – 23 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 194 AB)
Lamar JR OF Reid Russell: plus power upside; 6-3, 225 pounds (2016: .354/.410/.665 – 19 BB/63 K – 3/3 SB – 209 AB)
Lamar rJR OF Cutter McDowell: 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .349/.455/.488 – 10 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 43 AB) (2016: .305/.368/.441 – 22 BB/45 K – 1/1 SB – 220 AB)
Lamar SR 1B Jake Nash: good glove; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .324/.383/.379 – 12 BB/26 K – 4/10 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .307/.364/.440 – 17 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 225 AB)
Lamar SR OF Jacoby Middleton: 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .249/.372/.451 – 28 BB/51 K – 4/6 SB – 193 AB)
Lamar SR SS Stijn van derMeer: really strong glove; very little power; patient, pesky hitter; adept at working long counts, hitting with two strikes, and fouling tough pitches off; fun comp from his college coach: Ozzie Guillen; 6-3, 170 pounds (2015: .351/.401/.441 – 19 BB/13 K – 6/9 SB – 222 AB) (2016: .376/.471/.441 – 38 BB/15 K – 7/12 SB – 213 AB)
Lee JR LHP/OF Trenton Hill: good approach; 88-92 FB; good yet inconsistent 77-83 SL; good deception; good athlete; Arkansas transfer; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .378/.452/.601 – 29 BB/17 K – 4/5 SB – 188 AB)
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)
Lehigh JR 1B/RHP David Young: 5-10 (2014: 6.43 K/9 – 4.71 BB/9 – 20 IP – 5.14 ERA) (2015: 4.76 K/9 – 6.35 BB/9 – 17.0 IP – 4.24 ERA) (2016: .325/.391/.443 – 14 BB/14 K – 3/5 SB – 194 AB)
Lehigh JR C John Scarr: power upside; 6-0 (2016: .297/.347/.440 – 6 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 91 AB)
Lehigh JR OF/C Jacen Nalesnik: good athlete; power upside; average speed; 6-2, 230 pounds (2014: .255/.327/.276 – 10 BB/14 K – 1/3 SB – 98 AB) (2015: .303/.365/.403 – 15 BB/41 K – 11/13 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .333/.419/.533 – 23 BB/42 K – 9/10 SB – 210 AB)
Lehigh SR 2B/SS Mike Garzillo: sneaky pop; above-average to plus speed; above-average arm; 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)
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)
Liberty JR 1B/OF Andrew Yacyk: legit plus power upside; average speed; RHH; 6-3, 240 pounds (2015: .286/.355/.384 – 15 BB/49 K – 2/4 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .307/.383/.492 – 19 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 238 AB)
Liberty JR 2B Eric Grabowski: good hit tool; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .259/.335/.401 – 16 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 147 AB)
Liberty JR 3B Andrew Kowalo: 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .271/.380/.452 – 24 BB/50 K – 3/3 SB – 177 AB)
Liberty JR 3B/1B Sammy Taormina: good hit tool; above-average power upside; quick bat; steady glove; average arm; good instincts; 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .285/.319/.380 – 7 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 137 AB) (2016: .239/.317/.367 – 11 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 109 AB)
Liberty JR C Josh Latta: 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .329/.414/.425 – 5 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 73 AB)
Liberty JR C Payton Scarbrough: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .284/.333/.418 – 7 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 141 AB)
Liberty JR OF Will Shepherd: strong; power upside; average or better speed; average arm; too aggressive; RHH; 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .273/.330/.333 – 15 BB/45 K – 5/7 SB – 198 AB) (2015: .235/.321/.398 – 16 BB/33 K – 16/19 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .328/.390/.502 – 25 BB/37 K – 11/17 SB – 235 AB)
Liberty SR C Nick Walker: 6-1, 225 pounds (2016: .268/.371/.330 – 18 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 112 AB)
Liberty SR OF Aaron Stroosma: good CF range; plus speed; good athlete; 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .225/.382/.254 – 13 BB/23 K – 10/11 SB – 71 AB) (2016: .056/.056/.056 – 0 BB/9 K – 3/4 SB – 18 AB)
Liberty SR SS Dalton Britt: steady glove; strong hit tool; 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .299/.348/.348 – 16 BB/30 K – 6/9 SB – 221 AB) (2015: .294/.355/.436 – 21 BB/43 K – 10/11 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .292/.359/.429 – 23 BB/44 K – 5/12 SB – 233 AB)
Lindsey Wilson SR OF Edgar Lebron: plus to plus-plus speed; easy CF range; average or better arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .335/.408/.459 – 17 BB/37 K – 27 SB – 233 AB)
Lipscomb JR 2B Hunter Hanks: good glove; good speed; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .276/.314/.378 – 6 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 98 AB) (2015: .234/.285/.332 – 16 BB/48 K – 7/11 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .262/.333/.435 – 17 BB/43 K – 1/4 SB – 168 AB)
Lipscomb rSO OF Allan Hooker: 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: .296/.387/.496 – 19 BB/38 K – 3/9 SB – 135 AB) (2016: .288/.377/.403 – 27 BB/64 K – 13/17 SB – 191 AB)
Lipscomb rSR 1B Adam Lee: power upside; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .298/.401/.487 – 26 BB/31 K – 10/11 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .311/.435/.466 – 41 BB/41 K – 22/27 SB – 206 AB)
Little Rock JR 3B/OF Ty Gunter: 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .302/.376/.426 – 17 BB/24 K – 2/2 SB – 129 AB)
Little Rock JR C Cameron Knight: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .313/.391/.413 – 17 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 160 AB)
Little Rock JR OF Nik Gifford: 6-2, 215 pounds (2016: .295/.367/.459 – 27 BB/67 K – 7/9 SB – 220 AB)
Little Rock JR OF/1B Dalton Thomas: strong; power upside; above-average arm; too aggressive; can also catch; RHH; 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .375/.415/.582 – 12 BB/37 K – 2/5 SB – 232 AB)
Little Rock rSR 2B Hayden Martin: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .326/.404/.376 – 21 BB/15 K – 8/10 SB – 181 AB)
Little Rock SR OF Ryan Scott: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .328/.398/.474 – 17 BB/39 K – 3/3 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .435/.516/.713 – 27 BB/33 K – 7/12 SB – 216 AB)
Long Beach State JR C Daniel Jackson: 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .286/.358/.362 – 12 BB/20 K – 3/4 SB – 105 AB) (2016: .323/.394/.490 – 14 BB/28 K – 4/7 SB – 155 AB)
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)
Long Beach State rSR 3B/2B Zach Domingues: plus approach; FAVORITE; 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .183/.308/.232 – 24 BB/24 K – 4/11 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .291/.422/.297 – 33 BB/16 K – 4/6 SB – 175 AB)
Long Island-Brooklyn JR 2B/SS Charles Misiano: 5-6, 150 pounds (2016: .344/.457/.443 – 21 BB/21 K – 18/21 SB – 122 AB)
Long Island-Brooklyn rJR OF Tommy Jakubowski: good athlete; above-average speed; 6-4, 185 pounds (2013: .238/.322/.352 – 13 BB/29 K – 6/8 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .337/.398/.528 – 14 BB/40 K – 18/21 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .261/.351/.381 – 25 BB/37 K – 28/34 SB – 176 AB)
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)
Longwood JR 3B Alex Lewis: 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .250/.292/.281 – 10 BB/17 K – 2/3 SB – 160 AB) (2015: .196/.256/.308 – 11 BB/33 K – 0/1 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .369/.409/.528 – 13 BB/31 K – 5/5 SB – 233 AB)
Longwood SR 1B Connar Bastaich: 6-2, 210 pounds (2015: .312/.367/.339 – 12 BB/32 K – 5/6 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .335/.402/.416 – 20 BB/27 K – 4/5 SB – 233 AB)
Longwood SR 2B CJ Roth: 5-7, 165 pounds (2014: .268/.323/.340 – 12 BB/33 K – 2/3 SB – 153 AB) (2015: .285/.406/.326 – 25 BB/42 K – 12/15 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .281/.395/.380 – 30 BB/47 K – 11/16 SB – 192 AB)
Longwood SR OF Colton Konvicka: good CF range; 5-9, 160 pounds (2014: .240/.291/.293 – 11 BB/38 K – 24/27 SB – 167 AB) (2015: .279/.344/.391 – 22 BB/38 K – 30/33 SB – 233 AB) (2016: .276/.342/.390 – 11 BB/14 K – 8/12 SB – 105 AB)
Louisburg rSO SS Bryce Myers: plus to plus-plus speed; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .310/.392/.508 – 20 BB/29 K – 26/28 SB – 187 AB)
Louisiana JR 3B Alex Pinero: strong arm; power upside; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .305/.350/.406 – 8 BB/37 K – 1/2 SB – 128 AB)
Louisiana JR 3B/2B Brenn Conrad: power upside; 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .241/.284/.317 – 7 BB/14 K – 5/8 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .289/.394/.428 – 23 BB/15 K – 5/8 SB – 201 AB)
Louisiana JR OF Ishmael Edwards: good speed; power upside; good glove; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .268/.351/.378 – 9 BB/23 K – 5/6 SB – 82 AB)
Louisiana JR SS/2B Brad Antchak: power upside; good glove; 6-0, 185 pounds (2016: .233/.331/.328 – 14 BB/19 K – 4/6 SB – 116 AB)
Louisiana JR SS/3B Joe Robbins: good glove; good speed; 5-9, 200 pounds (2015: .230/.308/.327 – 12 BB/40 K – 3/6 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .291/.389/.485 – 30 BB/45 K – 9/13 SB – 206 AB)
Louisiana rSO 1B/OF Steven Sensley: good hit tool; power upside; strong arm; can get too aggressive; LHH; 6-1, 220 pounds (2015*: .374/.466/.778 – 35 BB/38 K – 13/17 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .252/.345/.399 – 14 BB/41 K – 2/3 SB – 143 AB)
Louisiana SR 1B/2B Stefan Trosclair: good athlete; good glove; power upside; average speed; smart base runner; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .338/.441/.635 – 25 BB/41 K – 15/18 SB – 219 AB) (2016: .279/.385/.466 – 25 BB/23 K – 7/13 SB – 219 AB)
Louisiana SR C Nick Thurman: good defender; 6-2, 210 pounds (2013: .294/.339/.373 – 2 BB/15 K – 1/2 SB – 51 AB) (2014: .222/.364/.315 – 5 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 54 AB) (2015: .257/.332/.339 – 25 BB/58 K – 5/5 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .293/.356/.399 – 17 BB/47 K – 1/3 SB – 208 AB)
Louisiana SR OF Brian Mills: 6-3, 180 pounds (2016: .271/.328/.388 – 12 BB/34 K – 5/7 SB – 170 AB)
Louisiana SR OF Kyle Clement: power upside; average speed; 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .346/.401/.615 – 14 BB/26 K – 3/10 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .355/.421/.503 – 17 BB/23 K – 8/11 SB – 169 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 1B Cody Daigle: 6-2, 230 pounds (2016: .281/.386/.486 – 27 BB/46 K – 4/6 SB – 185 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 1B Marshall Boggs: 6-0, 215 pounds (2016: .226/.324/.379 – 16 BB/27 K – 2/3 SB – 124 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 1B/C Jonathan Washam: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .311/.371/.430 – 13 BB/15 K – 0/2 SB – 151 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 2B Chandler Hall: 6-0, 165 pounds (2015: .254/.366/.277 – 22 BB/36 K – 4/5 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .272/.384/.455 – 29 BB/35 K – 21/24 SB – 191 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 2B Garrett Dodd: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .324/.413/.426 – 7 BB/4 K – 4/4 SB – 68 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 2B Jordan Washam: 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .294/.366/.396 – 17 BB/20 K – 10/15 SB – 187 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 3B Chase Lunceford: 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .325/.400/.581 – 19 BB/27 K – 2/3 SB – 191 AB)
Louisiana Tech JR 3B Raphael Gladu: 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .365/.459/.506 – 23 BB/15 K – 5/6 SB – 156 AB)
Louisiana Tech rJR OF Sean Ullrich: good athlete; Missouri transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .333/.421/.511 – 20 BB/44 K – 11/17 SB – 141 AB)
Louisiana Tech rSR OF/SS Taylor Love: great approach; good defensive tools; good speed; can also play 2B; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .320/.365/.423 – 14 BB/17 K – 11/17 SB – 175 AB) (2015: .288/.385/.429 – 22 BB/25 K – 8/13 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .261/.405/.395 – 18 BB/19 K – 13/13 SB – 119 AB)
Louisiana Tech SR OF Bryce Stark: 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .284/.432/.418 – 28 BB/28 K – 6/7 SB – 141 AB) (2016: .235/.400/.319 – 27 BB/25 K – 8/9 SB – 119 AB)
Louisiana Tech SR OF JD Perry: 5-9, 175 pounds (2015: .274/.330/.333 – 8 BB/7 K – 6/8 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .328/.506/.344 – 19 BB/4 K – 2/5 SB – 61 AB)
Louisiana-Monroe rSR OF Jacob Stockton: 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: .246/.303/.357 – 14 BB/45 K – 4/6 SB – 171 AB) (2015: .248/.271/.311 – 6 BB/37 K – 8/11 SB – 161 AB) (2016: .287/.396/.452 – 31 BB/32 K – 0/5 SB – 188 AB)
Louisiana-Monroe SR C Dalton Todd: really smart catcher; 5-11, 175 pounds (2013: .150/.227/.250 – 7 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 80 AB) (2014: .170/.302/.226 – 6 BB/14 K – 1/2 SB – 53 AB) (2015: .262/.402/.330 – 23 BB/27 K – 1/2 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .185/.353/.292 – 16 BB/24 K – 1/2 SB – 65 AB)
Louisiana-Monroe SR OF Nathan Pugh: 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .294/.339/.483 – 13 BB/46 K – 14/18 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .266/.369/.407 – 22 BB/55 K – 6/13 SB – 199 AB)
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)
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)
Louisville JR OF Colin Lyman: good speed; good athlete; 6-1, 170 pounds (2014: .263/.348/.333 – 9 BB/16 K – 10/13 SB – 114 AB) (2015: .059/.200/.088 – 3 BB/11 K – 2/3 SB – 34 AB) (2016: .300/.365/.393 – 6 BB/19 K – 8/9 SB – 150 AB)
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)
Louisville JR OF Logan Taylor: good speed; CF range; 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .358/.451/.448 – 10 BB/5 K – 8/9 SB – 67 AB) (2016: .286/.363/.398 – 13 BB/15 K – 18/23 SB – 161 AB)
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)
Louisville SR 1B/3B Dan Rosenbaum: steady defender; wears the gaps out; average speed; average or better raw power; 6-1, 210 pounds (2013: .258/.288/.344 – 5 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 93 AB) (2014: .295/.396/.411 – 17 BB/29 K – 3/5 SB – 129 AB) (2015: .246/.353/.342 – 14 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 114 AB) (2016: .289/.363/.521 – 18 BB/38 K – 0/0 SB – 194 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR 3B/C Jimmy Hill: good hit tool; 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .222/.308/.395 – 8 BB/18 K – 2/3 SB – 81 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR 3B/RHP Ted Boeke: strong arm; good glove; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .289/.323/.355 – 6 BB/22 K – 2/2 SB – 121 AB) (2015: .244/.373/.327 – 23 BB/46 K – 7/14 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .205/.273/.341 – 6 BB/22 K – 1/4 SB – 88 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR C Cassidy Brown: power upside; plus arm; 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: .200/.261/.237 – 7 BB/15 K – 1/2 SB – 80 AB) (2015: .138/.250/.138 – 11 BB/29 K – 4/5 SB – 130 AB) (2016: .325/.394/.502 – 18 BB/44 K – 4/6 SB – 209 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR OF Austin Miller: above-average to plus speed; CF range; quick bat; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .374/.425/.451 – 19 BB/29 K – 25/29 SB – 206 AB) (2015: .314/.402/.422 – 17 BB/42 K – 15/21 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .290/.365/.372 – 17 BB/44 K – 18/22 SB – 183 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR OF Seaver Whalen: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .279/.376/.400 – 15 BB/12 K – 3/5 SB – 140 AB)
Loyola Marymount JR SS Spencer Erdman: 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .290/.350/.333 – 16 BB/24 K – 7/14 SB – 186 AB)
Loyola Marymount SR OF Ryan Erickson: 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .245/.365/.358 – 10 BB/15 K – 1/1 SB – 53 AB) (2016: .264/.343/.429 – 7 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 91 AB)
LSU JR 2B/3B Cole Freeman: good glove; good speed; 5-9, 185 pounds (2016: .322/.425/.396 – 32 BB/21 K – 26/35 SB – 202 AB)
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)
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)
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)
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)
LSU-Eunice CC 3B Nick Coomes: plus defender; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .359/.458/.684 – 33 BB/48 K – 15/16 SB – 209 AB)
Lynn rSR 1B Ryan Donovan: power upside; good athlete; Hofstra transfer; 6-4, 210 pounds (2014: .260/.370/.519 – 13 BB/26 K – 3/4 SB – 77 AB) (2015: .234/.348/.416 – 10 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 77 AB) (2016*: .339/.449/.640 – 38 BB/44 K – 0/0 SB – 189 AB)
Lynn SO C John Silviano: plus approach; 6-1, 220 pounds (2016: .405/.528/.950 – 51 BB/40 K – 5/6 SB – 200 AB)
Maine JR OF Tyler Schwanz: good athlete; average arm; could be really good in corner; power upside; good approach; 6-3, 190 pounds (2016: .267/.342/.451 – 17 BB/53 K – 8/9 SB – 195 AB)
Maine SR 3B/SS Brett Chappell: good athlete; 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .316/.369/.421 – 19 BB/38 K – 1/1 SB – 190 AB) (2016: .251/.289/.360 – 10 BB/42 K – 6/7 SB – 175 AB)
Maine SR C Kevin Stypulkowski: accurate arm; steady glove; Florida transfer; 6-2, 220 pounds (2013: .184/.262/.211 – 2 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 38 AB) (2015: .254/.324/.377 – 15 BB/15 K – 2/4 SB – 130 AB) (2016: .249/.336/.386 – 21 BB/34 K – 3/10 SB – 189 AB)
Manhattan JR SS Jose Carrera: strong arm; steady glove; good speed; not as big as his listed height/weight; 5-6, 145 pounds (2014: .260/.321/.342 – 18 BB/24 K – 26/29 SB – 196 AB) (2015: .190/.358/.317 – 14 BB/9 K – 15/16 SB – 63 AB) (2016: .314/.370/.453 – 17 BB/23 K – 20/29 SB – 236 AB)
Manhattan SR 1B/OF Christian Santisteban: good approach; power upside; iffy glove; FAVORITE; 6-2, 215 pounds (2013: .268/.375/.464 – 23 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 138 AB) (2014: .314/.389/.446 – 15 BB/30 K – 1/2 SB – 175 AB) (2015: .301/.399/.449 – 27 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .367/.453/.570 – 30 BB/38 K – 1/4 SB – 207 AB)
Marist SR 2B Joey Aiola: good glove; good speed; 6-2, 160 pounds (2015: .306/.384/.417 – 18 BB/19 K – 0/2 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .298/.378/.449 – 20 BB/19 K – 9/11 SB – 178 AB)
Marist SR OF Graham McIntire: good speed; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .278/.364/.373 – 18 BB/35 K – 11/11 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .292/.393/.433 – 26 BB/35 K – 7/11 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .265/.336/.332 – 17 BB/32 K – 24/28 SB – 211 AB)
Marshall JR 1B Tommy Lane: 6-7, 235 pounds (2016: .296/.402/.514 – 37 BB/71 K – 0/0 SB – 216 AB)
Marshall JR C Sam Finfer: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .218/.385/.391 – 31 BB/34 K – 7/11 SB – 156 AB)
Marshall JR OF Corey Bird: above-average to plus speed; plus CF range; good athlete; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .292/.367/.321 – 20 BB/28 K – 15/20 SB – 168 AB) (2015: .307/.373/.363 – 22 BB/25 K – 10/16 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .300/.375/.335 – 26 BB/24 K – 34/38 SB – 230 AB)
Marshall JR SS/2B Leo Valenti: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .271/.421/.413 – 30 BB/20 K – 6/11 SB – 155 AB)
Marshall rSO OF Cory Garrastazu: 6-5, 210 pounds (2014: .321/.368/.377 – 4 BB/7 K – 1/2 SB – 53 AB) (2016: .230/.336/.393 – 17 BB/25 K – 4/5 SB – 122 AB)
Marshall SR 1B Ryne Dean: 6-3, 210 pounds (2014*: .301/.358/.423 – 13 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 156 AB) (2015: .188/.291/.290 – 9 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 69 AB) (2016: .288/.383/.446 – 16 BB/46 K – 0/0 SB – 139 AB)
Marshall SR 2B/3B Aaron Bossi: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .305/.351/.429 – 7 BB/15 K – 1/6 SB – 105 AB) (2016: .333/.380/.484 – 16 BB/24 K – 8/14 SB – 225 AB)
Marshall SR OF DJ Gee: 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .307/.366/.480 – 15 BB/34 K – 24/27 SB – 225 AB)
Maryland JR C/1B Nick Cieri: great approach; plus power upside; average at best glove; below-average arm, but improving; below-average speed; strong; 6-3, 240 pounds (2014: .248/.329/.308 – 15 BB/16 K – 2/2 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .299/.373/.401 – 11 BB/18 K – 2/3 SB – 137 AB) (2016: .249/.375/.362 – 32 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 177 AB)
Maryland JR OF Madison Nickens: plus to plus-plus speed; great athlete; CF range; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .261/.364/.425 – 27 BB/46 K – 8/10 SB – 207 AB)
Maryland SR OF Anthony Papio: plus raw power; smart hitter; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .252/.355/.392 – 20 BB/32 K – 0/2 SB – 143 AB) (2014: .271/.389/.356 – 22 BB/52 K – 7/10 SB – 177 AB) (2015: .271/.378/.430 – 30 BB/57 K – 7/7 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .260/.377/.418 – 26 BB/55 K – 8/11 SB – 177 AB)
Maryland-Eastern Shore SR 2B/SS Mike Escanilla: steady glove; 5-7, 150 pounds (2014: .289/.365/.337 – 21 BB/13 K – 11/16 SB – 187 AB) (2015: .349/.456/.480 – 21 BB/23 K – 17/21 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .316/.396/.435 – 19 BB/27 K – 18/22 SB – 177 AB)
Massachusetts SR 1B/C John Jennings: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .264/.313/.349 – 8 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 106 AB) (2015: .109/.212/.130 – 5 BB/6 K – 1/1 SB – 46 AB) (2016: .298/.354/.538 – 16 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 171 AB)
Massachusetts-Lowell JR 1B/3B Zack Tower: power upside; 6-4, 225 pounds (2014: .273/.304/.455 – 0 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 22 AB) (2015: .149/.286/.234 – 7 BB/26 K – 3/3 SB – 47 AB) (2016: .218/.301/.307 – 9 BB/50 K – 3/3 SB – 101 AB)
Massachusetts-Lowell JR OF/LHP Ian Strom: plus speed; really good glove in CF, easy plus to plus-plus; above-average to plus arm; 88-92 FB; BA swing comp: Hunter Pence; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .290/.336/.355 – 8 BB/26 K – 8/12 SB – 138 AB) (2015: .333/.356/.413 – 5 BB/14 K – 17/20 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .230/.308/.305 – 19 BB/42 K – 22/24 SB – 200 AB)
Massachusetts-Lowell SR OF Joe Consolmagno: good speed; 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .260/.349/.329 – 18 BB/24 K – 9/16 SB – 146 AB) (2015: .248/.375/.320 – 20 BB/25 K – 11/12 SB – 125 AB) (2016: .277/.398/.407 – 33 BB/24 K – 13/18 SB – 177 AB)
McLennan CC SO C Cory Voss: good glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2016: .384/.513/.701 – 42 BB/45 K – 3/4 SB – 177 AB)
McNeese State JR 1B/LHP Ricky Ramirez: has also played OF; upper-80s FB; 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .303/.397/.362 – 27 BB/26 K – 1/7 SB – 185 AB)
McNeese State JR SS Will Fox: steady glove; average arm; 5-11, 170 pounds (2016: .241/.326/.301 – 21 BB/34 K – 5/9 SB – 166 AB)
McNeese State rJR OF Matt Gallier: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .286/.381/.470 – 23 BB/45 K – 3/5 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .294/.413/.392 – 30 BB/41 K – 3/6 SB – 143 AB)
McNeese State SR 1B/OF Connor Crane: power upside; 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .272/.340/.443 – 16 BB/53 K – 12/14 SB – 235 AB) (2016: .365/.442/.606 – 16 BB/38 K – 15/21 SB – 203 AB)
McNeese State SR C Cameron Toole: good glove; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .241/.318/.353 – 10 BB/25 K – 1/2 SB – 116 AB) (2015: .193/.284/.280 – 14 BB/46 K – 3/4 SB – 161 AB) (2016: .254/.354/.344 – 11 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 122 AB)
McNeese State SR OF Lewis Guilbeau: 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .308/.395/.351 – 22 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .360/.401/.450 – 8 BB/33 K – 3/3 SB – 189 AB)
Memphis JR 1B Andy Bowman: 6-3, 225 pounds (2016: .245/.372/.340 – 21 BB/18 K – 0/1 SB – 106 AB)
Memphis JR 2B Brandon Grudzielanek: good speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .292/.321/.373 – 11 BB/47 K – 10/14 SB – 236 AB)
Memphis JR 3B Zach Schritenthal: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .291/.399/.337 – 27 BB/20 K – 11/15 SB – 196 AB) (2016: .261/.342/.378 – 20 BB/31 K – 11/18 SB – 241 AB)
Memphis JR OF Chris Carrier: 6-3, 220 pounds (2015: .254/.325/.433 – 9 BB/31 K – 6/7 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .280/.351/.467 – 10 BB/48 K – 15/16 SB – 214 AB)
Memphis JR OF Darien Tubbs: good range in CF; good speed; sneaky pop; 5-9, 190 pounds (2014: .225/.316/.280 – 27 BB/33 K – 20/26 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .321/.390/.491 – 23 BB/24 K – 24/31 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .304/.379/.441 – 26 BB/30 K – 22/24 SB – 227 AB)
Memphis rSR SS Jake Overbey: good defensive tools; Mississippi transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2012: .176/.300/.176 – 5 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 34 AB) (2015: .199/.277/.237 – 18 BB/39 K – 2/5 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .195/.291/.260 – 13 BB/29 K – 3/4 SB – 123 AB)
Memphis SR OF/1B Jake Little: good athlete; quick bat; power upside; steady glove; good speed; average arm; LF in pros; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .285/.333/.486 – 10 BB/26 K – 12/15 SB – 144 AB) (2014: .308/.358/.414 – 13 BB/42 K – 15/20 SB – 237 AB) (2015: .207/.261/.225 – 8 BB/23 K – 1/4 SB – 111 AB) (2016: .301/.384/.410 – 23 BB/37 K – 12/15 SB – 229 AB)
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)
Mercer JR 1B Hunter Bening: 6-5, 240 pounds (2016: .279/.372/.436 – 21 BB/53 K – 0/2 SB – 172 AB)
Mercer JR 2B/SS Ryan Hagan: plus glove; good hit tool; power upside; 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .316/.419/.488 – 41 BB/40 K – 10/14 SB – 244 AB)
Mercer JR 3B Danny Edgeworth: good defender; 6-3, 190 pounds (2015: .292/.398/.443 – 22 BB/44 K – 5/6 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .265/.385/.448 – 33 BB/42 K – 2/3 SB – 230 AB)
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)
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)
Mercer JR SS Matt Meeder: steady glove; 5-8, 155 pounds (2014: .259/.394/.278 – 9 BB/17 K – 0/2 SB – 54 AB) (2015: .293/.464/.399 – 48 BB/36 K – 2/5 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .279/.449/.373 – 47 BB/27 K – 1/3 SB – 204 AB)
Mercer rSR OF/1B Blaise Lezynski: power upside; Notre Dame transfer; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .296/.351/.379 – 14 BB/39 K – 6/8 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .303/.378/.455 – 14 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 145 AB)
Mercer SR C Jose Hernandez: 6-3, 220 pounds (2015: .154/.306/.359 – 6 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 39 AB) (2016: .295/.481/.577 – 26 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 78 AB)
Mercyhurst JR OF/RHP Chris Gonzalez: 88-90 FB; good athlete; Delaware State transfer; 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: 6.16 K/9 – 3.79 BB/9 – 19 IP – 3.79 ERA) (2015: 5.82 K/9 – 10.06 BB/9 – 16.2 IP – 10.59 ERA) (2015: .349/.455/.572 – 23 BB/27 K – 3/5 SB – 152 AB) (2016*: .313/.395/.561 – 21 BB/28 K – 16/19 SB – 198 AB)
Mercyhurst SR 1B/OF Hank Morrison: power upside; average speed; 6-2, 225 pounds (2016: .415/.486/.684 – 19 BB/31 K – 14/17 SB – 193 AB)
Miami (Ohio) JR 2B Steve Sada: good speed; 5-8, 160 pounds (2014: .309/.391/.427 – 24 BB/24 K – 9/17 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .259/.341/.328 – 24 BB/20 K – 6/14 SB – 201 AB) (2016: .221/.302/.296 – 24 BB/31 K – 23/24 SB – 213 AB)
Miami (Ohio) rJR 3B Adam Yacek: 6-1, 180 pounds (2015: .340/.402/.579 – 12 BB/25 K – 2/4 SB – 159 AB) (2016: .262/.320/.393 – 16 BB/47 K – 2/5 SB – 214 AB)
Miami (Ohio) rJR OF Julian Flanary: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .250/.352/.417 – 9 BB/18 K – 1/4 SB – 169 AB)
Miami (Ohio) rSO 1B Ross Haffey: 6-5, 250 pounds (2016: .355/.439/.599 – 33 BB/61 K – 1/3 SB – 217 AB)
Miami (Ohio) SR 3B/OF Chad Sedio: good approach; average at best glove; good athlete; can also play 2B and SS; 6-3, 200 pounds (2013: .324/.404/.412 – 12 BB/31 K – 6/9 SB – 148 AB) (2014: .289/.380/.410 – 13 BB/35 K – 5/8 SB – 166 AB) (2015: .330/.408/.560 – 10 BB/19 K – 1/3 SB – 91 AB) (2016: .269/.379/.528 – 20 BB/48 K – 14/16 SB – 197 AB)
Miami (Ohio) SR OF Gary Russo: power upside; 6-3, 225 pounds (2014: .284/.350/.514 – 21 BB/70 K – 4/6 SB – 218 AB) (2015: .211/.306/.303 – 14 BB/49 K – 1/1 SB – 109 AB) (2016: .271/.343/.614 – 25 BB/67 K – 1/2 SB – 207 AB)
Miami (Ohio) SR OF Jake Romano: 5-9, 170 pounds (2013: .378/.448/.449 – 15 BB/22 K – 8/11 SB – 127 AB) (2014: .252/.349/.367 – 20 BB/27 K – 13/21 SB – 147 AB) (2015: .297/.401/.429 – 23 BB/26 K – 9/17 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .225/.316/.349 – 16 BB/33 K – 5/13 SB – 169 AB)
Miami JR 2B Randy Batista: BHH; 5-11, 170 pounds (2016: .286/.420/.381 – 26 BB/38 K – 7/10 SB – 126 AB)
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)
Miami JR C Joe Gomez: 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .308/.406/.538 – 2 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 26 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Miami rJR 1B Edgar Michelangeli: 6-1, 210 pounds (2016: .269/.320/.353 – 15 BB/53 K – 1/3 SB – 201 AB)
Miami rJR 1B/OF Chris Barr: really good defender; good speed; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .226/.364/.252 – 23 BB/19 K – 7/10 SB – 115 AB) (2015: .306/.397/.403 – 25 BB/43 K – 14/14 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .258/.337/.313 – 19 BB/39 K – 14/15 SB – 217 AB)
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)
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)
Miami-Dade JC C/1B Nelson Mompierre: good approach; power upside; good athlete; average glove; below-average arm strength; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .271/.375/.507 – 16 BB/50 K – 1/1 SB – 144 AB)
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)
Michigan JR C Harrison Wenson: power upside; strong arm; good athlete; improved glove; 6-3, 220 pounds (2014: .222/.308/.378 – 2 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 45 AB) (2016: .289/.345/.491 – 19 BB/55 K – 3/3 SB – 218 AB)
Michigan JR OF Johnny Slater: power upside; plus range; good speed; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .172/.206/.226 – 3 BB/27 K – 6/10 SB – 93 AB) (2015: .229/.325/.382 – 16 BB/26 K – 6/6 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .207/.270/.348 – 8 BB/23 K – 5/5 SB – 92 AB)
Michigan JR SS Michael Brdar: strong arm; steady glove; 5-1, 175 pounds (2016: .250/.318/.324 – 15 BB/33 K – 3/8 SB – 176 AB)
Michigan rSR OF Matt Ramsay: good speed; good athlete; Wofford transfer; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .359/.459/.483 – 35 BB/37 K – 14/21 SB – 234 AB) (2016: .298/.405/.414 – 31 BB/31 K – 20/23 SB – 181 AB)
Michigan SR C Dominic Jamett: 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .254/.358/.403 – 8 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 67 AB)
Michigan SR OF Cody Bruder: CF range; good speed; good hit tool; 6-0, 170 pounds (2015: .311/.351/.433 – 10 BB/40 K – 7/7 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .372/.425/.485 – 15 BB/40 K – 7/12 SB – 231 AB)
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)
Michigan State JR 2B Dan Durkin: 5-10, 195 pounds (2016: .324/.402/.454 – 24 BB/41 K – 5/6 SB – 207 AB)
Michigan State JR C Matt Byars: 6-1, 190 pounds (2016: .284/.335/.441 – 15 BB/35 K – 3/3 SB – 204 AB)
Michigan State SR 3B/SS Justin Hovis: really good defender; plus arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .215/.254/.254 – 7 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 130 AB) (2014: .165/.266/.180 – 14 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 133 AB) (2016: .244/.295/.300 – 15 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 180 AB)
Michigan State SR OF/2B Kris Simonton: Akron transfer; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .320/.404/.361 – 23 BB/35 K – 12/14 SB – 194 AB) (2015: .276/.335/.293 – 10 BB/36 K – 13/16 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .290/.353/.361 – 11 BB/25 K – 9/15 SB – 155 AB)
Middle Tennessee State JR OF Brad Jarreau: good speed; good approach; 5-9, 185 pounds (2015: .338/.380/.396 – 17 BB/20 K – 3/8 SB – 240 AB) (2016: .298/.353/.376 – 18 BB/21 K – 7/10 SB – 218 AB)
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)
Middle Tennessee State rSO 2B Aaron Aucker: good approach; steady glove; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .268/.348/.377 – 10 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 138 AB)
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)
Minnesota rJR C/OF Troy Traxler: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .310/.403/.362 – 8 BB/8 K – 2/2 SB – 58 AB) (2015: .156/.270/.156 – 4 BB/6 K – 1/1 SB – 32 AB) (2016: .370/.393/.519 – 1 BB/5 K – 1/1 SB – 27 AB)
Minnesota rJR OF Jordan Smith: 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: .241/.362/.285 – 24 BB/37 K – 5/7 SB – 137 AB) (2015: .217/.305/.350 – 16 BB/43 K – 5/8 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .297/.372/.418 – 23 BB/44 K – 5/6 SB – 182 AB)
Minnesota rJR OF/C Matt Stemper: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .287/.356/.457 – 5 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 94 AB) (2016: .282/.351/.359 – 11 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 117 AB)
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)
Minnesota SR OF Dan Motl: good speed; good athlete; CF range; 6-2, 190 pounds (2013: .222/.378/.250 – 8 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 36 AB) (2014: .283/.336/.340 – 5 BB/24 K – 7/7 SB – 106 AB) (2015: .291/.359/.418 – 9 BB/32 K – 13/16 SB – 141 AB) (2016: .336/.398/.485 – 22 BB/36 K – 7/9 SB – 229 AB)
Mississippi JR 3B/1B Colby Bortles: good athlete; power upside; good glove; 6-5, 250 pounds (2014: .250/.386/.397 – 11 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 68 AB) (2015: .281/.365/.442 – 26 BB/63 K – 0/2 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .269/.379/.475 – 31 BB/59 K – 0/0 SB – 219 AB)
Mississippi JR C Henri Lartigue: quick bat; good approach; power upside; plus arm; good glove, but still signs of rawness; good athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .225/.289/.348 – 6 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .353/.414/.464 – 20 BB/40 K – 2/3 SB – 207 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Mississippi SR OF Cameron Dishon: plus speed; great athlete; 5-10, 190 pounds (2015: .251/.332/.323 – 15 BB/38 K – 17/24 SB – 167 AB) (2016: .225/.338/.378 – 19 BB/29 K – 9/11 SB – 111 AB)
Mississippi SR OF Connor Cloyd: above-average speed; 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .369/.435/.417 – 7 BB/27 K – 2/2 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .219/.333/.247 – 11 BB/18 K – 1/2 SB – 73 AB)
Mississippi SR OF Holt Perdzock: 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .253/.364/.330 – 16 BB/28 K – 3/3 SB – 91 AB)
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)
Mississippi State JR 3B Luke Reynolds: steady glove; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: .304/.439/.370 – 21 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 92 AB)
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)
Mississippi State JR OF Tanner Poole: plus glove; above-average speed; good athlete; 6-4, 190 pounds
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)
Mississippi State rJR OF Cody Brown: average arm; above-average speed; 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .248/.380/.363 – 26 BB/29 K – 5/6 SB – 113 AB) (2015: .309/.400/.450 – 21 BB/24 K – 3/3 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .241/.388/.398 – 16 BB/20 K – 3/3 SB – 83 AB)
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)
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)
Mississippi State rSR 2B/3B John Holland: average speed; steady glove; above-average arm; Florida State transfer; LHH; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .246/.316/.316 – 19 BB/26 K – 1/2 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .227/.277/.282 – 4 BB/22 K – 2/5 SB – 110 AB)
Mississippi State SR OF/C Michael Smith: good athlete; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .231/.375/.308 – 1 BB/6 K – 1/2 SB – 13 AB)
Missouri JR OF Jake Ring: great approach; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; CF range; good athlete; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .203/.272/.222 – 14 BB/43 K – 3/5 SB – 153 AB) (2015: .282/.376/.432 – 30 BB/48 K – 8/12 SB – 220 AB) (2016: .317/.428/.434 – 36 BB/51 K – 24/29 SB – 205 AB)
Missouri JR OF Kirby McGuire: 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .235/.288/.357 – 9 BB/32 K – 0/2 SB – 115 AB)
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)
Missouri SR 3B/1B Zach Lavy: power upside; 6-3, 220 pounds (2014: .196/.318/.232 – 10 BB/13 K – 0/2 SB – 56 AB) (2015: .238/.281/.367 – 12 BB/50 K – 11/12 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .332/.390/.603 – 12 BB/60 K – 4/9 SB – 214 AB)
Missouri State JR 1B Justin Paulsen: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .274/.395/.447 – 43 BB/35 K – 1/4 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .300/.415/.495 – 41 BB/35 K – 2/2 SB – 210 AB)
Missouri State JR 2B/OF Aaron Meyer: 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .298/.422/.333 – 17 BB/14 K – 0/2 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .315/.380/.438 – 22 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 203 AB)
Missouri State JR OF Blake Graham: 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .273/.381/.387 – 24 BB/26 K – 3/4 SB – 150 AB) (2016: .300/.388/.458 – 22 BB/34 K – 4/6 SB – 203 AB)
Missouri State JR OF/LHP Alex Jefferson: 5-8, 170 pounds (2014: .226/.360/.339 – 9 BB/12 K – 2/3 SB – 62 AB) (2015: 9.00 K/9 – 6.43 BB/9 – 14.1 IP – 2.57 ERA) (2016: .286/.367/.422 – 13 BB/29 K – 6/10 SB – 147 AB)
Missouri State SR C Eduardo Castro: 6-0, 210 pounds (2016: .250/.330/.470 – 10 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 100 AB)
Missouri State SR C Matt Fultz: 6-1, 225 pounds (2016: .271/.400/.355 – 21 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 107 AB)
Missouri State SR OF Matt Dezort: 5-9, 180 pounds (2015: .298/.358/.340 – 5 BB/5 K – 0/1 SB – 47 AB) (2016: .324/.419/.394 – 7 BB/6 K – 2/2 SB – 71 AB)
Missouri State SR OF/1B Spencer Johnson: 6-4, 215 pounds (2013: .295/.392/.402 – 18 BB/26 K – 7/7 SB – 122 AB) (2014: .265/.347/.478 – 23 BB/48 K – 3/8 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .310/.447/.498 – 46 BB/57 K – 2/4 SB – 213 AB) (2016: .293/.412/.707 – 46 BB/48 K – 2/3 SB – 222 AB)
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)
Monmouth JR 2B/SS Grant Lamberton: 6-2, 180 pounds (2014: .280/.370/.364 – 18 BB/22 K – 4/5 SB – 132 AB) (2015: .232/.343/.283 – 21 BB/27 K – 5/8 SB – 138 AB) (2016: .341/.445/.409 – 31 BB/39 K – 5/7 SB – 220 AB)
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)
Monmouth SR OF Dan Shea: average speed; plus arm; 6-2, 215 pounds (2013: .263/.375/.331 – 15 BB/22 K – 6/8 SB – 118 AB) (2014: .077/.172/.115 – 1 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 26 AB) (2015: .244/.353/.354 – 18 BB/26 K – 4/5 SB – 127 AB) (2016: .312/.429/.490 – 36 BB/35 K – 8/11 SB – 202 AB)
Monmouth SR SS Robbie Alessandrine: good glove; 5-7, 165 pounds (2016: .300/.364/.375 – 10 BB/24 K – 5/9 SB – 160 AB)
Monroe CC SO OF CJ Moore: plus raw power; plus-plus speed; strong arm; good defender; great athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .259/.317/.368 – 12 BB/66 K – 13/16 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .240/.359/.365 – 16 BB/38 K – 12/14 SB – 104 AB
Morehead State JR C Jimmy Wright: power upside; strong; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .229/.363/.373 – 13 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 83 AB) (2015: .250/.396/.393 – 11 BB/35 K – 0/0 SB – 84 AB) (2016: .254/.418/.522 – 15 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 67 AB)
Morehead State JR OF Ryan Kent: good glove; good speed; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .356/.454/.478 – 34 BB/43 K – 6/9 SB – 253 AB) (2016: .332/.441/.442 – 37 BB/33 K – 5/6 SB – 208 AB)
Morehead State JR OF Will Schneider: 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .347/.399/.572 – 16 BB/25 K – 4/7 SB – 236 AB)
Morehead State rJR 3B Alex Stephens: quick bat; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .331/.360/.543 – 6 BB/9 K – 2/2 SB – 127 AB) (2016: .357/.389/.535 – 11 BB/17 K – 12/16 SB – 230 AB)
Morehead State SR 1B Jesus Carrera: good athlete; 6-2, 185 pounds (2016: .293/.394/.359 – 28 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 181 AB)
Mount Olive JR SS Ricky Surum: above-average to plus glove; plus athlete; good arm; good speed; good hit tool; PG comp: Nick Ahmed; Virginia Tech transfer; FAVORITE; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: .250/.309/.331 – 9 BB/35 K – 124 AB) (2015: .134/.256/.179 – 7 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 67 AB) (2016: .233/.329/.264 – 13 BB/29 K – 2/6 SB – 129 AB)
Mount St. Mary’s JR C/1B Tyler Post: 5-11, 215 pounds (2016: .215/.354/.392 – 29 BB/33 K – 2/5 SB – 130 AB)
Mount St. Mary’s rSR OF Ryan Owens: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .305/.390/.364 – 20 BB/27 K – 6/12 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .294/.368/.412 – 16 BB/31 K – 8/15 SB – 170 AB)
Murray State JR 1B Ramsey Scott: 6-5, 240 pounds (2016: .335/.415/.612 – 27 BB/42 K – 1/1 SB – 206 AB)
Murray State JR 1B/LHP Jack Hranec: 6-4, 220 pounds (2016: .336/.438/.453 – 17 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 128 AB)
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)
Murray State JR OF Aaron Bence: 5-10, 165 pounds (2016: .311/.415/.398 – 13 BB/22 K – 17/21 SB – 103 AB)
Murray State JR OF Adam Bauer: 6-4, 190 pounds (2016: .341/.453/.527 – 36 BB/41 K – 8/12 SB – 220 AB)
Murray State JR OF Brandon Gutzler: 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .385/.474/.723 – 8 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 65 AB)
Navy JR C Adrian Chinnery: really good glove; 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .314/.393/.401 – 22 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 172 AB) (2016: .307/.412/.407 – 17 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB)
Navy JR OF Leland Saile: power upside; above-average arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .246/.345/.398 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 118 AB) (2016: .392/.440/.633 – 9 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 120 AB)
Navy JR SS/2B Travis Blue: good glove; 5-11, 160 pounds (2014: .284/.373/.324 – 18 BB/19 K – 7/11 SB – 176 AB) (2015: .235/.392/.296 – 41 BB/38 K – 11/14 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .266/.345/.383 – 27 BB/40 K – 5/8 SB – 222 AB)
Navy rSR OF/3B Sean Trent: plus arm; strong hit tool; good speed; power upside; good athlete; Florida transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .407/.446/.524 – 16 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 231 AB) (2016: .317/.354/.473 – 14 BB/24 K – 2/3 SB – 224 AB)
Navy SR OF Connor Deneen: 6-1, 170 pounds (2015: .278/.349/.432 – 12 BB/34 K – 3/4 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .302/.389/.440 – 13 BB/15 K – 5/7 SB – 159 AB)
Navy SR OF Robert Currie: good speed; CF range; 5-9, 160 pounds (2013: .267/.354/.313 – 16 BB/23 K – 8/13 SB – 150 AB) (2014: .359/.431/.462 – 16 BB/29 K – 26/31 SB – 195 AB) (2015: .324/.394/.425 – 20 BB/34 K – 16/19 SB – 219 AB) (2016: .351/.439/.462 – 29 BB/24 K – 12/12 SB – 208 AB)
Nebraska JR 1B/LHP Ben Miller: power upside; 85-88 FB; good CU; 6-3, 255 pounds (2014: .316/.398/.393 – 13 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 117 AB) (2015: .279/.342/.395 – 18 BB/31 K – 1/1 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .317/.388/.457 – 22 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 243 AB)
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)
Nebraska rSR SS Steven Reveles: 5-9, 165 pounds (2015: .255/.293/.327 – 2 BB/9 K – 4/4 SB – 55 AB) (2016: .271/.316/.381 – 9 BB/25 K – 11/17 SB – 210 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Neosho County CC FR 3B Brylie Ware (2016): decent production; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .560/.660/1.128 – 37 BB/14 K – 6/7 SB – 218 AB)
Nevada JR 2B Miles Mastrobuoni: good glove; 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .364/.458/.474 – 38 BB/40 K – 18/21 SB – 228 AB)
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)
Nevada rSR C Justin Hazard: UCLA transfer; 6-2, 190 pounds (2016: .339/.378/.476 – 13 BB/25 K – 2/3 SB – 189 AB)
Nevada SR 1B/OF Bryce Greager: can also play 3B; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .257/.350/.400 – 8 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 70 AB) (2015: .355/.459/.552 – 29 BB/46 K – 2/6 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .284/.396/.427 – 30 BB/42 K – 4/6 SB – 225 AB)
Nevada SR 2B Justin Bridgman: 5-11, 160 pounds (2014: .254/.325/.306 – 10 BB/12 K – 9/13 SB – 134 AB) (2015: .229/.250/.286 – 1 BB/4 K – 1/1 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .351/.398/.417 – 16 BB/16 K – 13/16 SB – 242 AB)
New Jersey Tech JR C Cody Kramer: good glove; strong arm; 5-11, 165 pounds (2014: .304/.396/.391 – 5 BB/5 K – 2/3 SB – 46 AB) (2015: .265/.372/.311 – 18 BB/12 K – 1/1 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .246/.338/.311 – 13 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 122 AB)
New Jersey Tech rSO OF Jesse Uttendorfer: quick bat; good speed; 5-9, 165 pounds (2015: .320/.387/.371 – 17 BB/26 K – 17/20 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .274/.325/.400 – 16 BB/54 K – 13/16 SB – 215 AB)
New Jersey Tech SR C Stephan Halibej: 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .281/.366/.399 – 14 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 178 AB) (2014: .268/.315/.366 – 5 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 82 AB) (2015: .301/.368/.416 – 17 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 173 AB) (2016: .285/.350/.441 – 12 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 179 AB)
New Mexico CC SO C Daniel Herrera: 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .312/.439/.578 – 34 BB/33 K – 8/9 SB – 154 AB)
New Mexico JR 1B Jack Zoellner: power upside; strong arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .301/.416/.421 – 24 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 133 AB) (2015: .352/.447/.545 – 29 BB/41 K – 0/1 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .305/.376/.493 – 27 BB/53 K – 2/5 SB – 223 AB)
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)
New Mexico JR OF Danny Collier: plus speed; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: .353/.419/.410 – 14 BB/14 K – 4/7 SB – 139 AB) (2015: .346/.433/.418 – 25 BB/18 K – 4/7 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .405/.436/.432 – 1 BB/5 K – 4/4 SB – 37 AB)
New Mexico JR OF/3B Andre Vigil: 5-11, 190 pounds (2014: .311/.345/.378 – 10 BB/26 K – 3/4 SB – 180 AB) (2015: .268/.408/.393 – 11 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .275/.348/.375 – 11 BB/20 K – 2/2 SB – 120 AB)
New Mexico rSR 2B Michael Eaton: steady glove; San Francisco transfer; 5-9, 180 pounds (2014: .233/.331/.320 – 17 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 103 AB) (2015: .286/.337/.357 – 12 BB/18 K – 3/5 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .286/.340/.396 – 8 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 91 AB)
New Mexico SR SS Jared Holley: plus glove; good speed; 5-8, 180 pounds (2013: .248/.365/.280 – 16 BB/22 K – 3/5 SB – 157 AB) (2014: .314/.379/.358 – 7 BB/16 K – 3/4 SB – 137 AB) (2015: .254/.342/.357 – 12 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .347/.458/.494 – 26 BB/16 K – 5/7 SB – 176 AB)
New Mexico SR SS/2B Dalton Bowers: plus glove; 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .218/.326/.293 – 21 BB/31 K – 5/7 SB – 147 AB) (2016: .295/.442/.453 – 45 BB/48 K – 12/18 SB – 190 AB)
New Mexico State JR 3B Trey Stine: 5-10, 190 pounds (2016: .281/.379/.488 – 21 BB/48 K – 1/2 SB – 203 AB)
New Mexico State JR OF Austin Botello: 5-8, 185 pounds (2016: .354/.400/.528 – 19 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 229 AB)
New Mexico State JR OF Dan Hetzel: 6-1, 220 pounds (2016: .278/.348/.424 – 19 BB/38 K – 6/6 SB – 205 AB)
New Mexico State JR OF Daniel Johnson: plus-plus arm strength; plus to plus-plus speed; LHH; 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .305/.406/.397 – 21 BB/28 K – 2/4 SB – 151 AB) (2016: .382/.434/.630 – 18 BB/29 K – 29/33 SB – 246 AB)
New Mexico State JR OF Greg Popylisen: plus-plus speed; 6-0, 170 pounds (2016: .319/.412/.433 – 18 BB/35 K – 18/19 SB – 141 AB)
New Mexico State rSO C Mason Fishback: 6-1, 190 pounds (2016: .329/.411/.457 – 14 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB)
New Mexico State SR SS Brandon Greiger: good hit tool; FAVORITE; 6-0, 165 pounds (2015*: .478/.563/.701 – 42 BB/30 K – 17/26 SB – 201 AB)
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)
New Orleans JR C Kyle Bracey: power upside; 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .291/.392/.480 – 21 BB/53 K – 1/4 SB – 196 AB)
New Orleans JR OF Dakota Dean: good speed; 6-0, 190 pounds (2016: .321/.422/.493 – 36 BB/34 K – 8/10 SB – 215 AB)
New Orleans JR OF Hezekiah Randolph: strong; 5-11, 215 pounds (2014: .292/.354/.433 – 17 BB/42 K – 2/4 SB – 178 AB) (2015: .258/.388/.329 – 25 BB/44 K – 6/7 SB – 155 AB) (2016: .318/.402/.502 – 24 BB/44 K – 2/4 SB – 201 AB)
New Orleans rSO C Chase Caldarera: 5-9, 220 pounds (2016: .250/.432/.357 – 7 BB/7 K – 2/2 SB – 28 AB)
New Orleans SR 1B/3B Preston Marsh: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .308/.370/.403 – 21 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 201 AB)
New Orleans SR OF Chaz Boyer: plus speed; good range; good athlete; 5-10, 185 pounds (2013: .244/.321/.333 – 13 BB/48 K – 12/18 SB – 168 AB) (2014: .208/.255/.228 – 6 BB/24 K – 5/7 SB – 101 AB) (2015: .253/.302/.337 – 7 BB/41 K – 6/8 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .260/.293/.368 – 7 BB/38 K – 2/3 SB – 204 AB)
New York Tech JR 3B/1B Louis Mele: 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .364/.406/.636 – 6 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB) (2016: .313/.357/.537 – 9 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 134 AB)
New York Tech SR OF Joe Daru: 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .301/.367/.387 – 16 BB/34 K – 31/34 SB – 186 AB) (2015: .256/.331/.340 – 13 BB/29 K – 38/43 SB – 156 AB) (2016: .365/.414/.603 – 11 BB/24 K – 24/27 SB – 156 AB)

Draft Note Resource Page 1 of 4

I’m trying something new this year. In the name of transparency, I’m posting up everything I’ve got. It may take a few posts since I don’t think WordPress can handle the size of all of the names, notes, and stats of the players considered for this year’s rankings, but we’ll get there. If nothing else, I figure this could be a useful resource down the line when I need to search the site for a name that I could have sworn I wrote about but can’t find anything on the main page about. Now I will. Here we go…

1B Andru Summerall (Lake Park HS, Florida): power upside; LHH; 6-4, 240 pounds
1B Bernard Gilot (The First Academy, Florida): power upside; young for class; RHH; 6-2, 230 pounds
1B Bryant Packard (DH Conley HS, North Carolina): quick bat; strong; good glove; good athlete; hits it everywhere; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
1B Cole Zabowski (Lawrenceville HS, Georgia): LHH; 6-5, 220 pounds
1B Cuba Bess (Fruita Monument HS, Colorado): good approach; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
1B Easton Bents (Grants Pass HS, Oregon): 6-2, 215 pounds
1B Jaquez Williams (East Coweta HS, Georgia): quick bat; LHH; 6-4, 240 pounds
1B Spencer Brickhouse (Zebulon HS, North Carolina): strong; plus power upside; LHH; 6-3, 225 pounds
1B Zach Zientarski (Boca Raton Community HS, Florida): power upside; RHH; 6-4, 225 pounds
1B/3B Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, California): plus bat speed; power upside; good athlete; good speed; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds
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
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
1B/3B Simon Landry (Ponchatoula HS, Louisiana): plus raw power; above-average arm; slow; 6-3, 230 pounds
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
1B/LHP Lael Lockhart (Friendswood HS, Texas): plus glove; strong arm; BHH; 87-88 FB; good mid-70s CB; 6-3, 200 pounds
1B/LHP Vinnie Pasquantino (James River HS, Virginia): power upside; strong; quick bat; LHH; 6-4, 210 pounds
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
1B/OF Austin Galindo (University HS, Illinois): strong arm; 6-6, 250 pounds
1B/OF Chris Winkel (Amity Regional Senior HS, Connecticut): quick bat; good glove; LHH; 6-4, 190 pounds
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
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
2B Alex Brewer (Forrest HS, Tennessee): quick bat; LHH; 6-0, 190 pounds
2B Cody Oerther (The First Academy, Florida): RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds
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
2B Nathan Blakeney (Wesleyan Christian Academy, North Carolina): good glove; good speed; strong; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
2B Parker McCoy (Walton HS, Georgia): good glove; above-average speed; LHH; 5-11, 165 pounds
2B Ryan Reynolds (Ouachita Christian HS, Louisiana): BHH; 6-2, 210 pounds
2B Tyler Malone (Woodcreek HS, California): LHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
2B/3B Michael Feliz (IMG Academy, Florida): strong; quick bat; power upside; average or better arm; good approach; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
2B/3B Riley King (Collins Hill HS, Texas): good athlete; good glove; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds
2B/OF Austin Todd (Round Rock HS, Texas): RHH; 6-1, 170 pounds
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
2B/RHP Breonn Pooler (Sparkman HS, Alabama): strong arm; steady glove; quick bat; good athlete; RHH; 6-1, 175 pounds
2B/SS Alex Santos (Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey): good hit tool; good approach; good athlete; steady glove; RHH; 6-2, 160 pounds
2B/SS Austin Wilhite (Buford HS, Georgia): 87-88 FB
2B/SS Ben Baird (Agoura HS, California): average hit tool; average speed; average arm; good glove; 6-2, 180 pounds
2B/SS Brigham Mooney (Blue Springs South HS, Missouri): steady glove; RHH; 5-11, 150 pounds
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
2B/SS Jean Carlos Correa Oppenheimer (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): young for class; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds
2B/SS Kobe Lopez (Archbishop Edward McCarthy HS, Florida): good speed; RHH; 5-7, 135 pounds
2B/SS Logan Goodnight (Linsly HS, West Virginia): good speed; 6-2, 190 pounds
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
2B/SS Paul Benitez (Lake Nona HS, Florida): plus approach; good arm; RHH; 6-0, 170 pounds
2B/SS Shane Martinez (John North HS, California): good athlete; power upside; good approach; can also play 3B; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
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
3B Austin Shenton (Bellingham HS, Washington): power upside; quick bat; strong; average speed; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
3B Blake Berry (Casa Grande HS, California): good hit tool; quick bat; LHH; 6-0, 175 pounds
3B Braden Shewmake (Wylie East HS, Texas): plus defensive tools; good athlete; strong arm; LHH; 6-4, 175 pounds
3B Brett Esau (Foothills Composite SS, Saskatchewan): strong; good athlete; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
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
3B Cole Henderson (Valhalla HS, California): RHH; 6-3, 180 pounds
3B Colin Ludwig (Chandler HS, Arizona): LHH; 6-1, 185 pounds
3B Jake Slaughter (Ouachita Christian HS, Louisiana): quick bat; strong arm; good speed; 6-2, 200 pounds
3B Joey Rose (Toms River North HS, New Jersey): above-average power; quick bat; above-average arm; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
3B Kyle Johnson (Jackson Memorial HS, New Jersey): strong; RHH; 5-10, 175 pounds
3B Laney Orr (Reynolds HS, North Carolina): good hit tool; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
3B Mason Templet (St. Thomas More HS, Louisiana): good athlete; LHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
3B Matthew Miller (Paintsville HS, Kentucky): LHH; 6-4, 200 pounds
3B Mitchell Caskey (Westside HS, Texas): strong; quick bat; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
3B Peyton Russoniello (Quaker Valley HS, Pennsylvania): good arm; good approach; RHH; 6-0, 170 pounds
3B Riley Hogan (Edgewater HS, Florida): quick bat; BHH; 6-3, 190 pounds
3B Spencer Steer (Millikan HS, California): power upside; strong; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds
3B William Matthiessen (West Linn HS, Oregon): good athlete; RHH; 6-5, 200 pounds
3B Zach Weller (Coronado HS, California): solid all-around ballplayer; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
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
3B/OF Anthony Gonnella (Riverside HS, Florida): plus power upside; LHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
3B/RHP Grant Judkins (Pella HS, Iowa): power upside; strong arm; 87-90 FB; good CB; LHH; 6-3, 190 pounds
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
3B/RHP Mason Studstill (Rockledge HS, Florida): big raw power; 86-91 FB; 73-78 breaking ball; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
3B/RHP Matt Mervis (Georgetown Prep, Maryland): strong arm; power upside; 88-92 FB; LHH; 6-4, 230 pounds
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
3B/SS Andres Sosa (Reagan HS, Texas): good hit tool; plus approach; power upside; good speed; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds
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
3B/SS Daniel Bakst (Poly Prep Country Day School, New York): power upside; good defensive tools; RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
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
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
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
3B/SS Matt Burkart (Eaton HS, Colorado): good athlete; strong; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
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
3B/SS Ryan Kreidler (Davis HS, California): plus arm; good athlete; intriguing defensive tools; has some Lucas Williams to him; 6-2, 170 pounds
Abilene Christian JR 1B/OF Russell Crippen: good speed; 6-2, 225 pounds (2014: .220/.309/.317 – 9 BB/24 K – 4/4 SB – 82 AB) (2014: 2.40 K/9 – 4.80 BB/9 – 15 IP – 4.20 ERA) (2015: .262/.317/.367 – 15 BB/58 K – 10/13 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .306/.358/.448 – 14 BB/48 K – 7/10 SB – 183 AB)
Abilene Christian SR C Alex Copeland: steady glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2015: .259/.326/.307 – 11 BB/33 K – 2/2 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .305/.397/.364 – 12 BB/18 K – 1/2 SB – 118 AB)
Air Force JR 1B Bradley Haslam: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .347/.386/.452 – 6 BB/17 K – 2/3 SB – 124 AB) (2016: .408/.449/.558 – 16 BB/17 K – 4/5 SB – 233 AB)
Air Force JR 1B Russell Williams: 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .306/.364/.439 – 13 BB/44 K – 10/14 SB – 196 AB)
Air Force JR OF Adam Groesbeck: good speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .338/.398/.527 – 17 BB/43 K – 21/26 SB – 222 AB) (2016: .378/.453/.583 – 28 BB/35 K – 19/24 SB – 230 AB)
Air Force JR OF/1B Tyler Jones: plus athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .338/.399/.518 – 10 BB/37 K – 7/13 SB – 195 AB) (2015: .301/.400/.497 – 15 BB/45 K – 12/18 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .360/.438/.694 – 16 BB/47 K – 3/6 SB – 222 AB)
Air Force JR SS Shaun Mize: 5-11, 165 pounds (2015: .201/.247/.247 – 8 BB/37 K – 10/13 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .274/.318/.363 – 10 BB/37 K – 5/8 SB – 201 AB)
Air Force SR OF/2B Spencer Draws: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .269/.329/.355 – 17 BB/23 K – 3/4 SB – 197 AB) (2015: .314/.401/.451 – 28 BB/30 K – 5/5 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .322/.381/.429 – 23 BB/32 K – 7/8 SB – 233 AB)
Alabama A&M JR SS JT O’Reel: 5-11, 180 pounds (2016: .268/.325/.332 – 17 BB/6 K – 2/8 SB – 205 AB)
Alabama A&M SR 1B Ty Russell: 6-0, 210 pounds (2016: .288/.423/.520 – 27 BB/38 K – 2/2 SB – 125 AB)
Alabama JR C Will Haynie: plus raw power; plus arm; good defender; Ben Davis comp; 6-5, 230 pounds (2014: .177/.231/.274 – 7 BB/51 K – 0/0 SB – 113 AB) (2015: .195/.299/.391 – 21 BB/80 K – 1/2 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .225/.291/.423 – 12 BB/55 K – 0/0 SB – 182 AB)
Alabama SR 3B Daniel Cucjen: steady glove; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .283/.391/.340 – 10 BB/12 K – 2/3 SB – 53 AB) (2015: .244/.295/.293 – 1 BB/13 K – 2/3 SB – 41 AB) (2016: .205/.264/.250 – 8 BB/27 K – 3/3 SB – 112 AB)
Alabama SR 3B/SS Chance Vincent: good defender; strong arm; 6-4, 200 pounds (2013: .235/.278/.265 – 3 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 102 AB) (2014: .254/.312/.298 – 15 BB/21 K – 1/1 SB – 181 AB) (2015: .237/.313/.317 – 16 BB/31 K – 4/7 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .291/.336/.338 – 10 BB/26 K – 2/2 SB – 213 AB)
Alabama SR OF Georgie Salem: plus speed, some have more and some say less; great athlete; plus raw power, little present; good approach; average at best arm; easy CF range; quick bat; 5-11, 200 pounds (2013: .277/.350/.307 – 29 BB/38 K – 10/16 SB – 264 AB) (2014: .282/.326/.355 – 12 BB/33 K – 6/9 SB – 259 AB) (2015: .276/.336/.395 – 18 BB/51 K – 17/21 SB – 243 AB) (2016: .254/.335/.381 – 22 BB/34 K – 8/13 SB – 197 AB)
Alabama SR OF Ryan Blanchard: plus speed; good arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .188/.275/.250 – 8 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 80 AB) (2015: .222/.243/.222 – 1 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 36 AB) (2016: .172/.200/.172 – 1 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 29 AB)
Alabama State JR OF Carlos Ocasio: plus CF range; good speed; 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .340/.430/.615 – 22 BB/52 K – 19/20 SB – 200 AB)
Alabama State rJR C Chris Biocic: 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .357/.428/.485 – 17 BB/27 K – 12/15 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .310/.433/.385 – 27 BB/30 K – 7/12 SB – 174 AB)
Alabama State SR OF Dillon Cooper: 6-0, 220 pounds (2013: .286/.347/.398 – 13 BB/39 K – 5/9 SB – 196 AB) (2014: .216/.298/.362 – 11 BB/39 K – 3/6 SB – 116 AB) (2015: .100/.308/.300 – 4 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 20 AB) (2016: .359/.474/.641 – 28 BB/30 K – 6/8 SB – 184 AB)
Albany JR OF Eric Mueller: good hit tool; good athlete; 6-2, 185 pounds (2015: .279/.361/.331 – 10 BB/31 K – 1/4 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .077/.077/.077 – 0 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 13 AB)
Albany rJR C/1B Evan Harasta: strong; power upside; 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: .314/.484/.409 – 38 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 137 AB) (2015: .222/.263/.333 – 1 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 18 AB) (2016: .263/.377/.343 – 31 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 175 AB)
Albany SR 2B Karson Canaday: good speed; good glove; 5-9, 155 pounds (2015: .211/.312/.275 – 16 BB/21 K – 2/2 SB – 109 AB) (2016: .259/.356/.296 – 23 BB/17 K – 14/16 SB – 162 AB)
Albany SR OF Will Miller: plus speed; easy CF range; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .281/.403/.399 – 21 BB/38 K – 15/19 SB – 153 AB) (2016: .260/.368/.365 – 24 BB/70 K – 10/13 SB – 200 AB)
Albany SR SS Trevor DeMerritt: good speed; power upside; good glove; 5-8, 175 pounds (2015: .256/.307/.310 – 9 BB/18 K – 8/10 SB – 129 AB)
Alcorn State JR C Walter Vives: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .286/.356/.398 – 13 BB/31 K – 1/3 SB – 133 AB) (2016: .318/.375/.482 – 7 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 110 AB)
Alcorn State SR SS Moses Charles: good speed; steady glove; 5-11, 165 pounds (2015: .282/.374/.331 – 19 BB/18 K – 20/27 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .328/.410/.372 – 17 BB/13 K – 7/9 SB – 137 AB)
Appalachian State JR 3B Matt Vernon: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .317/.382/.519 – 14 BB/35 K – 1/1 SB – 189 AB)
Appalachian State SR 1B Grayson Atwood: power upside; North Carolina transfer; 6-4, 230 pounds (2016: .200/.278/.364 – 13 BB/45 K – 0/2 SB – 140 AB)
Arizona JR 2B/SS Kyle Lewis: 6-0, 165 pounds (2016: .277/.392/.323 – 10 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 65 AB)
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)
Arizona JR SS Louis Boyd: above-average glove; 5-11, 170 pounds (2016: .255/.401/.292 – 30 BB/30 K – 9/11 SB – 137 AB)
Arizona SR 1B/OF Ryan Aguilar: good speed; good athlete; good glove; 6-2, 170 pounds (2015: .190/.340/.238 – 8 BB/10 K – 3/4 SB – 42 AB) (2016: .314/.393/.489 – 30 BB/40 K – 12/15 SB – 229 AB)
Arizona SR 2B/SS Cody Ramer: power upside; good athlete; really good glove at 2B, steady at SS; average speed; can also play OF and 3B; 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)
Arizona SR OF Justin Behnke: good speed; easy CF range; 5-9, 170 pounds (2013*: .369/.458/.451 – 19 BB/25 K – 21/22 SB – 122 AB) (2014*: .416/.484/.502 – 36 BB/29 K – 33/36 SB – 245 AB) (2015: .273/.376/.313 – 29 BB/36 K – 12/17 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .214/.408/.274 – 36 BB/33 K – 9/12 SB – 117 AB)
Arizona SR OF Zach Gibbons: above-average raw power; quick bat; strong arm; below-average speed; 5-8, 185 pounds (2013: .270/.382/.326 – 30 BB/20 K – 11/13 SB – 178 AB) (2014: .338/.414/.370 – 28 BB/22 K – 7/15 SB – 216 AB) (2015: .287/.352/.378 – 21 BB/27 K – 4/8 SB – 188 AB) (2016: .385/.472/.450 – 33 BB/21 K – 9/13 SB – 218 AB)
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)
Arizona State JR OF Daniel Williams: quick bat; power upside; 6-3, 220 pounds (2016: .244/.379/.308 – 13 BB/29 K – 5/6 SB – 78 AB)
Arizona State JR OF Sebastian Zawada: 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .247/.281/.445 – 7 BB/32 K – 1/1 SB – 146 AB)
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)
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)
Arizona State SR C RJ Ybarra: plus arm strength; above-average to plus power; slow; good approach; raw defensively; 6-0, 230 pounds (2013: .304/.361/.491 – 5 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 112 AB) (2014: .273/.342/.394 – 19 BB/45 K – 1/1 SB – 198 AB) (2015: .289/.382/.493 – 23 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .245/.362/.306 – 8 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 49 AB)
Arizona Western CC OF Scooter Bynum: good athlete; average speed; interesting hit tool; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .351/.429/.551 – 19 BB/42 K – 6/7 SB – 185 AB)
Arkansas JR 3B/1B Clark Eagan: can also play OF; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .301/.411/.398 – 16 BB/18 K – 4/5 SB – 123 AB) (2015: .288/.364/.406 – 21 BB/37 K – 2/6 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .298/.370/.444 – 22 BB/37 K – 5/6 SB – 225 AB)
Arkansas JR OF Austin Catron: 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .261/.313/.375 – 7 BB/19 K – 1/2 SB – 88 AB)
Arkansas JR OF Jake Arledge: 5-9, 180 pounds (2016: .245/.393/.415 – 21 BB/27 K – 7/7 SB – 106 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Arkansas SR 1B Cullen Gassaway: 6-2, 215 pounds (2015: .283/.381/.509 – 8 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 53 AB) (2016: .289/.362/.352 – 17 BB/35 K – 2/2 SB – 142 AB)
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)
Arkansas SR C Tucker Pennell: good glove; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .200/.271/.232 – 7 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 95 AB) (2016: .265/.338/.382 – 12 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 136 AB)
Arkansas State JR 2B/3B Joe Schrimpf: 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)
Arkansas State JR OF Garrett Rucker: good approach; Arkansas transfer; 6-1, 180 pounds (2016: .295/.375/.420 – 16 BB/52 K – 10/11 SB – 200 AB)
Arkansas State SR 1B Matt Burgess: 6-4, 215 pounds (2014: .313/.390/.422 – 29 BB/47 K – 2/2 SB – 230 AB) (2015: .257/.322/.385 – 19 BB/45 K – 0/0 SB – 226 AB) (2016: .265/.374/.431 – 27 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 204 AB)
Arkansas State SR OF Austin Baker: good speed; steady glove; power upside; 5-11, 180 pounds (2014: .265/.390/.438 – 40 BB/40 K – 12/14 SB – 226 AB) (2015: .290/.383/.445 – 31 BB/53 K – 7/10 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .248/.353/.376 – 13 BB/16 K – 2/3 SB – 117 AB)
Arkansas State SR OF Ty White: good speed; good glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2015: .300/.372/.366 – 23 BB/35 K – 12/15 SB – 213 AB) (2016: .318/.389/.420 – 22 BB/36 K – 12/15 SB – 245 AB)
Arkansas-Fort Smith rJR OF Kasey Cooper: plus arm; plus speed; good glove; quick bat; power upside; 6-2, 215 pounds (2016: .301/.380/.572 – 17 BB/44 K – 12/13 SB – 173 AB)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff JR 1B Joshua Williams: 6-5, 240 pounds (2015: .365/.433/.481 – 7 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 52 AB)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff JR OF Jaqueese Moore: 5-8, 160 pounds (2016: .358/.466/.440 – 14 BB/14 K – 9/12 SB – 109 AB)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff SR C/1B Michael Bradley: 6-3, 215 pounds (2016: .380/.436/.520 – 4 BB/10 K – 0/1 SB – 50 AB)
Army JR 2B Kris Lindner: good speed; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .270/.386/.317 – 18 BB/23 K – 13/15 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .315/.430/.394 – 21 BB/38 K – 14/16 SB – 165 AB)
Army SR C Ben Smith: good glove; 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: .310/.404/.439 – 17 BB/21 K – 1/4 SB – 155 AB)
Auburn JR 1B Niko Buentello: power upside; good approach; LHH; 6-4, 230 pounds (2016: .332/.428/.569 – 30 BB/48 K – 0/0 SB – 211 AB)
Auburn JR 1B/OF Daniel Robert: power upside; 6-4, 250 pounds (2014: .281/.370/.364 – 17 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 121 AB) (2015: .298/.368/.429 – 24 BB/39 K – 1/5 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .245/.352/.345 – 14 BB/34 K – 4/4 SB – 110 AB)
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)
Auburn JR C Blake Logan: really good defender; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .256/.343/.326 – 10 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 86 AB) (2015: .261/.329/.378 – 15 BB/25 K – 3/6 SB – 180 AB) (2016: .274/.357/.395 – 21 BB/32 K – 0/1 SB – 190 AB)
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)
Auburn JR OF JJ Shaffer: plus speed; good hit tool; 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .259/.348/.259 – 3 BB/15 K – 5/7 SB – 58 AB) (2016: 200/.385/.300 – 4 BB/9 K – 1/3 SB – 20 AB)
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)
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)
Auburn SR OF Jackson Burgreen: 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .281/.361/.359 – 8 BB/9 K – 5/8 SB – 64 AB) (2016: .252/.372/.356 – 24 BB/45 K – 0/2 SB – 135 AB)
Auburn SR OF/2B Jordan Ebert: really strong hit tool; good athlete; sneaky pop; above-average speed; plus arm; good defender; can also play 3B and RF; 6-1, 180 pounds (2013: .308/.366/.408 – 19 BB/28 K – 3/8 SB – 201 AB) (2014: .353/.385/.387 – 12 BB/26 K – 9/15 SB – 204 AB) (2015: .254/.386/.345 – 26 BB/30 K – 7/9 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .325/.378/.405 – 17 BB/39 K – 5/9 SB – 237 AB)
Auburn SR SS/3B Cody Nulph: good athlete; steady glove; strong arm; intriguing upside with bat; average at best power; good approach; Pepperdine transfer; 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .258/.315/.359 – 13 BB/47 K – 1/3 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .275/.314/.349 – 11 BB/32 K – 1/1 SB – 189 AB)
Austin Peay JR 1B Dre Gleason: 6-4, 240 pounds (2014: .261/.357/.378 – 26 BB/52 K – 2/3 SB – 180 AB) (2015: .349/.434/.550 – 18 BB/38 K – 1/2 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .337/.461/.571 – 41 BB/52 K – 2/2 SB – 184 AB)
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)
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)
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)
Austin Peay JR OF Cayce Bredlau: above-average speed; 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .331/.444/.444 – 32 BB/30 K – 14/20 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .304/.403/.474 – 29 BB/41 K – 4/9 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .353/.389/.618 – 2 BB/5 K – 1/1 SB – 34 AB)
Austin Peay JR OF Chase Hamilton: power upside; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .227/.336/.474 – 15 BB/27 K – 5/6 SB – 97 AB) (2016: .335/.413/.641 – 21 BB/28 K – 3/5 SB – 167 AB)
Austin Peay SR OF Josh Wilson: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .303/.417/.407 – 20 BB/15 K – 8/10 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .295/.448/.375 – 19 BB/16 K – 6/6 SB – 88 AB)
Austin Peay SR OF Kyle Blackburn: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .216/.310/.324 – 1 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 37 AB) (2016: .361/.422/.639 – 6 BB/23 K – 5/5 SB – 72 AB)
Austin Peay SR OF Patrick Massoni: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .295/.383/.470 – 18 BB/32 K – 8/13 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .361/.411/.444 – 14 BB/19 K – 5/6 SB – 169 AB)
Ball State JR 1B/C Caleb Stayton: 6-3, 225 pounds (2014: .285/.374/.418 – 15 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .278/.381/.411 – 8 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 90 AB) (2016: .377/.482/.614 – 42 BB/40 K – 2/3 SB – 220 AB)
Ball State JR 3B Sean Kennedy: 6-2, 190 pounds (2014: .315/.406/.350 – 25 BB/31 K – 3/5 SB – 197 AB) (2015: .250/.326/.305 – 20 BB/31 K – 3/5 SB – 200 AB) (2016: .266/.347/.393 – 27 BB/44 K – 2/5 SB – 214 AB)
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)
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)
Ball State JR OF Matt Eppers: 6-3, 190 pounds (2015: .263/.324/.392 – 16 BB/42 K – 16/22 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .260/.336/.377 – 24 BB/45 K – 9/16 SB – 204 AB)
Ball State JR SS/RHP Alex Maloney: good athlete; mid-80s FB; varies arm slot; 6-2, 190 pounds (2015: .256/.323/.370 – 23 BB/47 K – 6/8 SB – 219 AB) (2016: .305/.399/.408 – 34 BB/34 K – 12/19 SB – 233 AB)
Ball State SR 2B Ryan Spaulding: 5-10, 190 pounds (2013: .253/.323/.329 – 15 BB/24 K – 4/6 SB – 170 AB) (2014: .292/.394/.440 – 36 BB/26 K – 2/3 SB – 209 AB) (2015: .284/.354/.431 – 20 BB/23 K – 5/7 SB – 211 AB) (2016: .232/.349/.325 – 33 BB/17 K – 4/10 SB – 194 AB)
Baylor JR C/1B Aaron Dodson: power upside; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .225/.310/.341 – 17 BB/46 K – 0/0 SB – 138 AB) (2016: .258/.327/.376 – 16 BB/51 K – 0/0 SB – 178 AB)
Baylor JR OF Darryn Sheppard: quick bat; above-average speed; above-average range; plus arm; 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .160/.251/.256 – 13 BB/44 K – 6/7 SB – 156 AB) (2015: .229/.324/.390 – 15 BB/29 K – 5/9 SB – 118 AB) (2016: .294/.341/.480 – 13 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 204 AB)
Baylor rJR C Matt Menard: good athlete; power upside; good glove; 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .219/.297/.295 – 16 BB/34 K – 1/4 SB – 146 AB) (2015: .245/.346/.291 – 13 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 110 AB) (2016: .309/.376/.500 – 16 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 152 AB)
Baylor rSO OF/LHP Kameron Esthay: 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .323/.380/.477 – 12 BB/35 K – 5/7 SB – 155 AB) (2016: .307/.370/.438 – 19 BB/38 K – 2/2 SB – 192 AB)
Baylor SR 2B/3B West Tunnell: good arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .212/.310/.263 – 13 BB/24 K – 9/10 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .258/.295/.360 – 5 BB/19 K – 6/7 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .212/.250/.346 – 2 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 52 AB)
Baylor SR 2B/SS Justin Arrington: good glove; 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .234/.309/.270 – 12 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 111 AB) (2016: .297/.333/.364 – 9 BB/20 K – 0/1 SB – 165 AB)
Belmont JR C/OF Clay Payne: strong arm; quick bat; strong; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds (2016: .291/.364/.552 – 22 BB/51 K – 2/3 SB – 203 AB)
Belmont JR OF/LHP Brennan Washington: 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .220/.298/.367 – 14 BB/48 K – 9/15 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .330/.478/.646 – 46 BB/67 K – 18/23 SB – 206 AB) (2016: 10.59 K/9 – 5.29 BB/9 – 13.2 IP – 4.61 ERA)
Belmont JR SS Tyler Walsh: plus speed; good athlete; good glove; 6-5, 200 pounds (2014: .217/.328/.361 – 20 BB/58 K – 10/14 SB – 166 AB) (2015: .278/.357/.417 – 22 BB/48 K – 15/20 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .274/.336/.488 – 15 BB/72 K – 20/25 SB – 201 AB)
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)
Belmont SR C Desi Ammonds: 5-9, 215 pounds (2015: .230/.342/.393 – 9 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 61 AB) (2016: .288/.390/.468 – 20 BB/18 K – 2/2 SB – 111 AB)
Bethune-Cookman JR C Michael Cruz: 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .330/.463/.623 – 35 BB/24 K – 0/2 SB – 191 AB)
Bethune-Cookman rJR C Clay Middleton: good glove; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .361/.471/.445 – 29 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 155 AB)
Bethune-Cookman rSO SS Demetrius Sims: really good defensive tools; strong arm; good speed; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .283/.354/.337 – 13 BB/36 K – 2/4 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .289/.356/.402 – 18 BB/44 K – 14/17 SB – 194 AB)
Bethune-Cookman SR OF Nathan Bond: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .326/.401/.391 – 27 BB/20 K – 3/3 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .361/.443/.462 – 22 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 158 AB)
Binghamton JR OF Darian Herncane: power upside; above-average speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .111/.314/.185 – 8 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 27 AB) (2016: .200/.340/.450 – 16 BB/37 K – 4/5 SB – 80 AB)
Binghamton JR OF/1B Brendan Skidmore: good athlete; has experience at SS; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .303/.383/.517 – 12 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .315/.391/.533 – 17 BB/47 K – 0/0 SB – 184 AB)
Binghamton SR 2B Reed Gamache: 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)
Boston College JR C Nick Sciortino: good glove; average or better arm; 5-9, 200 pounds (2015: .235/.304/.301 – 14 BB/36 K – 4/5 SB – 153 AB) (2016: .277/.377/.361 – 19 BB/33 K – 1/3 SB – 155 AB)
Boston College JR SS/3B Johnny Adams: steady glove; solid arm; can also play 2B; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .223/.320/.246 – 16 BB/24 K – 1/3 SB – 130 AB) (2015: .240/.330/.320 – 21 BB/35 K – 10/15 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .297/.350/.396 – 15 BB/38 K – 6/9 SB – 202 AB)
Boston College SR 3B/SS Joe Cronin: above-average glove; can also play 1B, 2B, and OF; 5-10, 180 pounds (2014: .291/.372/.404 – 26 BB/40 K – 2/6 SB – 203 AB) (2015: .223/.335/.361 – 24 BB/46 K – 0/1 SB – 166 AB) (2016: .271/.381/.432 – 34 BB/45 K – 11/14 SB – 199 AB)
Bowling Green rJR C Tyler Greiner: 6-2, 220 pounds (2015: .283/.333/.377 – 4 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 53 AB) (2016: .232/.343/.339 – 10 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 56 AB)
Bowling Green SR OF Matt Smith: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .310/.369/.416 – 18 BB/25 K – 6/11 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .288/.328/.340 – 12 BB/40 K – 7/11 SB – 212 AB)
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)
Bradley JR OF Evan Gruener: 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .247/.329/.425 – 14 BB/76 K – 9/12 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .275/.377/.449 – 24 BB/73 K – 8/11 SB – 178 AB)
Bradley rSO 2B DJ Gasso: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .299/.390/.368 – 11 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 87 AB)
Bradley rSR 3B Paul Solka: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .286/.381/.434 – 16 BB/46 K – 0/1 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .299/.393/.505 – 17 BB/45 K – 6/6 SB – 184 AB)
Bradley SR SS Tyler Leffler: interesting bat; below-average speed; above-average arm; much improved defender, now really good; good athlete; 6-3, 190 pounds (2013: .298/.372/.377 – 13 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 151 AB) (2014: .354/.464/.470 – 16 BB/25 K – 2/6 SB – 181 AB) (2015: .193/.308/.255 – 23 BB/35 K – 4/6 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .313/.402/.474 – 17 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 192 AB)
Brown JR OF Rob Henry: good athlete; above-average arm; good glove; CF range; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds (2014: .245/.318/.288 – 9 BB/25 K – 2/6 SB – 139 AB) (2015: .363/.430/.531 – 18 BB/20 K – 7/9 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .263/.345/.375 – 17 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 152 AB)
Brown SR OF/2B Jake Levine: 5-10, 180 pounds (2013: .217/.365/.289 – 17 BB/15 K – 5/5 SB – 83 AB) (2014: .148/.258/.148 – 3 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 27 AB) (2015: .331/.404/.465 – 14 BB/13 K – 4/8 SB – 127 AB) (2016: .266/.352/.432 – 18 BB/17 K – 3/6 SB – 139 AB)
Brown SR SS Tim McKeithan: 5-11, 185 pounds (2016: .290/.349/.430 – 7 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 100 AB)
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)
Bryant JR 2B/RHP Brandon Bingel: 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .241/.331/.296 – 12 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 108 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) (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) (2016: 8.03 K/9 – 2.63 BB/9 – 61.2 IP – 3.79 ERA)
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)
Bryant SR 1B Robby Rinn: strong; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .302/.432/.413 – 30 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .332/.414/.582 – 19 BB/14 K – 3/5 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .373/.442/.590 – 27 BB/15 K – 1/2 SB – 217 AB)
Bryant SR C/OF Buck McCarthy: steady glove; power upside; strong; 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .340/.438/.525 – 20 BB/29 K – 2/2 SB – 141 AB) (2015: .303/.406/.507 – 26 BB/34 K – 0/3 SB – 142 AB) (2016: .281/.371/.495 – 27 BB/30 K – 1/3 SB – 196 AB)
Bryant SR OF AJ Zarozny: plus speed; 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .293/.343/.408 – 9 BB/39 – 10/12 SB – 184 AB) (2014: .376/.439/.602 – 6 BB/8 K – 7/10 SB – 93 AB) (2015: .251/.329/.408 – 15 BB/43 K – 7/7 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .381/.448/.568 – 9 BB/16 K – 3/3 SB – 118 AB)
Bryant SR OF Zach Wood: 6-1, 210 pounds (2016: .327/.429/.485 – 24 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 165 AB)
Bryant SR SS Dan Cellucci: 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .249/.322/.344 – 17 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 189 AB) (2015: .278/.380/.304 – 11 BB/10 K – 1/1 SB – 79 AB) (2016: .323/.398/.429 – 18 BB/23 K – 2/5 SB – 189 AB)
Bucknell JR OF/2B Brett Smith: good speed; 5-10, 175 pounds (2014: .288/.400/.315 – 28 BB/47 K – 9/14 SB – 184 AB) (2015: .236/.348/.270 – 26 BB/33 K – 5/10 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .343/.399/.463 – 18 BB/29 K – 13/17 SB – 216 AB)
Bucknell JR OF/LHP Danny Rafferty: 5-11, 200 pounds (2014: .259/.319/.341 – 6 BB/11 K – 1/1 SB – 85 AB) (2015: 18.00 K/9 – 0.75 BB/9 – 12.1 IP – 0.75 ERA) (2016: .294/.375/.452 – 23 BB/24 K – 4/5 SB – 197 AB)
Bucknell SR 2B/OF Joe Ogren: 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)
Buffalo JR 3B Chris Kwitzer: 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .219/.315/.344 – 8 BB/16 K – 2/2 SB – 64 AB) (2015: .261/.295/.361 – 7 BB/42 K – 4/5 SB – 180 AB) (2016: .285/.366/.436 – 17 BB/30 K – 3/6 SB – 165 AB)
Buffalo JR OF Vinny Mallaro: 6-4, 220 pounds (2014: .289/.384/.400 – 8 BB/22 K – 1/3 SB – 90 AB) (2015: .223/.296/.369 – 5 BB/40 K – 0/0 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .351/.438/.649 – 19 BB/48 K – 0/0 SB – 188 AB)
Buffalo SR OF Mike Abrunzo: 6-3, 210 pounds (2015: .248/.335/.342 – 16 BB/38 K – 1/2 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .261/.388/.317 – 39 BB/37 K – 2/2 SB – 180 AB)
Buffalo SR SS Bobby Sheppard: good speed; good glove; power upside; 6-0, 180 pounds (2015: .270/.341/.287 – 16 BB/23 K – 11/12 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .323/.390/.377 – 21 BB/22 K – 6/9 SB – 220 AB)
Butler rJR 2B/SS Chris Maranto: good hit tool; 5-8, 180 pounds (2014: .309/.410/.395 – 25 BB/32 K – 8/10 SB – 162 AB) (2015: .275/.370/.292 – 16 BB/21 K – 7/12 SB – 120 AB) (2016: .248/.316/.400 – 11 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 105 AB)
Butler SR C Chris Marras: above-average glove; power upside; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .304/.404/.467 – 21 BB/22 K – 3/3 SB – 135 AB) (2016: .251/.348/.368 – 20 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 171 AB)
BYU JR C Bronson Larsen: 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .288/.367/.432 – 12 BB/30 K – 2/2 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .301/.405/.514 – 30 BB/32 K – 0/1 SB – 173 AB)
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)
BYU JR SS/1B Tanner Chauncey: 6-1, 175 pounds (2012: .328/.373/.405 – 10 BB/8 K – 5/7 SB – 131 AB) (2015: .335/.408/.364 – 23 BB/14 K – 2/3 SB – 173 AB) (2016: .348/.373/.427 – 9 BB/14 K – 3/3 SB – 178 AB)
BYU SO 3B Nate Favero: coach comp: Ben Zobrist; 6-4, 185 pounds (2016: .317/.345/.490 – 4 BB/17 K – 2/2 SB – 104 AB)
BYU SR OF Eric Urry: 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .318/.382/.377 – 17 BB/20 K – 6/6 SB – 151 AB) (2015: .328/.397/.455 – 13 BB/21 K – 7/10 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .302/.367/.479 – 21 BB/26 K – 9/12 SB – 215 AB)
BYU SR SS Hayden Nielsen: good glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .342/.381/.404 – 13 BB/28 K – 6/9 SB – 225 AB) (2016: .286/.378/.357 – 30 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 227 AB)
C Alan Marrero (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): good athlete; above-average arm; good defender; RHH; 5-10, 200 pounds
C Alberto Schmidt (Colegio Angel David, Puerto Rico): good athlete; strong arm; older for class; RHH; 5-10, 190 pounds
C Andrew Millas (Belleville East HS, Illinois): BHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
C Andrew Miller (Frisco HS, Texas): good glove; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
C Andy Thomas (Murrieta Mesa HS, California): strong; good glove; good arm; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
C Anthony Mulrine (St Thomas Aquinas HS, Florida): good arm; RHH; 6-1, 220 pounds
C Austin Biggar (Parkview HS, Georgia): strong; power upside; good glove; good athlete; average arm; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
C Beau Orlando (Cy-Fair HS, Texas): good glove; RHH; 5-10, 190 pounds
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
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
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
C Brian Wicker (Ponca City HS, Oklahoma): good arm; power upside
C Christian Leonard (St. Thomas More HS, Louisiana): Kiley comp: Simeon Lucas
C Cipriano Primicias (Michael Power-St. Joseph SS, Ontario): 6-3, 200 pounds
C Cole Jackson (Sandy Creek HS, Georgia): power upside; strong arm; RHH; 6-2, 215 pounds
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
C Dalton Hill (Dunbar HS, Kentucky): RHH; 6-4, 225 pounds
C Darnell Domenech (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): good athlete; strong arm; older for class; BHH; 5-10, 170 pounds
C David Clawson (Dana Hills HS, California): good glove; good athlete; above-average arm; have heard rumors of serious interest from Philadelphia; older for class; 6-1, 190 pounds
C Eric Ortiz (Colegio Católico San Juan Apostol, Puerto Rico): good athlete; BHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
C Ettenied Garcia (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): young for class; RHH; 5-11, 175 pounds
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
C Hunter Coleman (Midland HS, Texas): strong; good glove; strong arm; 6-0, 200 pounds
C Hunter Oliver (Cleveland HS, Tennessee): strong; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
C Jacob Kalusniak (Francis Howell North HS, Missouri): good arm; RHH; 6-0, 170 pounds
C Jacob Matheny (Westminster Christian Academy, Missouri): RHH; 6-2, 190 pounds
C Jake Sullivan (Durant HS, Florida): plus raw power; strong; quick bat; older for class; RHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
C Jared Herron (Trinity Prep HS, Florida): quick bat; strong arm; strong; 6-1, 215 pounds
C Jaxx Groshans (Magnolia HS, Texas): good arm; good glove; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
C Keelyn Johnson (Pineville HS, Louisiana): RHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
C Korey Lee (Vista HS, California): quick bat; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
C Kyle McCann (Lambert HS, Georgia): above-average arm; good hit tool; quick bat; power upside; LHH; 6-3, 200 pounds
C Luke Berryhill (River Ridge HS, California): good glove; 6-2, 200 pounds
C Marshall Skinner (Cypress Ranch HS, Texas): good arm; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds
C Maverick Handley (Mullen HS, Colorado): good athlete; really good glove; strong arm; strong; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-10, 200 pounds
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
C Michael Neustifter (Hebron HS, Texas): power upside; good athlete; RHH
C Mike Kilner (Padua Franciscan HS, Ohio): good arm; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
C Nathan David Torres Soto (Puerto Rico): plus arm; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds
C Nicholas Kahle (Chaminade Prep, California): steady glove; average arm; power upside; 5-11, 200 pounds
C Onix Vega (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): good athlete; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds
C Paul Gozzo (Sheehan HS, Connecticut): RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds
C Santino Miozzi (Lake Nona HS, Florida): good glove; good arm; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
C Ty Friedrich (Lower Dauphin HS, Pennsylvania): strong; quick bat; 6-2, 185 pounds
C Tyler Duvall (Lebanon HS, Ohio): above-average arm; above-average defender; on the mend from Tommy John surgery; LHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
C Tyler Gordon (Simeon Career Academy, Illinois): good athlete; good glove; RHH; 5-8, 175 pounds
C Tyler Haselman (Liberty HS, Washington): BHH
C Tyson Zanski (Grand Junction HS, Colorado): BHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
C Zachary Humphreys (Midlothian HS, Texas): good glove; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds
C/1B Andy Yerzy (York Mills Collegiate Institute, Ontario): above-average raw power; good approach; has defensive questions to answer; 6-3, 215 pounds
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
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
C/1B Thomas Johns (Clay-Chalkville HS, Alabama): quick bat; LHH; 6-2, 225 pounds
C/2B Rankin Woley (The Westminster Schools, Georgia): BHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
C/3B Drake Frix (Darlington HS, Georgia): good approach; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
C/3B Max Guzman (St. Brendan HS, Florida): power upside; quick bat; 6-0, 215 pounds
C/3B Pedro Pages (Gulliver Schools, Florida): average power upside; strong arm; good approach; RHH; 6-0, 220 pounds
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
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
C/OF Logan Foster (Lincoln Southwest HS, Nebraska): good athlete; plus arm; good speed; CF range; RHH; 5-10, 185 pounds
C/OF Marc Coffers (Barron Collier HS, Florida): average speed; well-rounded; lacking in power
C/OF Ryan Orr (La Costa Canyon HS, California): RHH; 5-10, 170 pounds
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
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
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
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)
Cal JR OF Aaron Knapp: strong hit tool; easy plus speed; good athlete; outstanding CF range; little power; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .235/.302/.304 – 7 BB/19 K – 8/13 SB – 115 AB) (2015: .310/.376/.375 – 25 BB/37 K – 12/18 SB – 232 AB)
Cal Poly JR 1B/C Brett Barbier: has also played OF; 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .352/.492/.482 – 41 BB/35 K – 8/13 SB – 199 AB)
Cal rSR 1B Brenden Farney: 5-10, 230 pounds (2016: .262/.329/.403 – 13 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 149 AB)
Cal rSR OF Brian Celsi: average arm; average CF range; 5-10, 185 pounds (2013: .288/.331/.307 – 11 BB/24 K – 1/4 SB – 163 AB) (2014: .239/.320/.283 – 10 BB/13 K – 6/7 SB – 92 AB) (2015: .278/.328/.364 – 10 BB/27 K – 4/7 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .294/.354/.427 – 12 BB/32 K – 3/7 SB – 143 AB)
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)
Cal SR 3B/C Mitchell Kranson (2015): has experience calling own games; West Coast version of Gavin Collins; 5-9, 210 pounds (2013: .288/.333/.365 – 7 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 104 AB) (2014: .231/.283/.317 – 7 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 104 AB) (2015: .273/.303/.467 – 5 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 165 AB) (2016: .333/.376/.474 – 15 BB/26 K – 1/3 SB – 213 AB)
Cal SR OF Devin Pearson: great athlete; quick bat; good speed; 5-11, 210 pounds (2013: .313/.410/.391 – 20 BB/28 K – 7/11 SB – 179 AB) (2014: .190/.304/.246 – 8 BB/17 K – 11/15 SB – 126 AB) (2015: .355/.413/.558 – 7 BB/25 K – 5/8 SB – 138 AB) (2016: .277/.384/.420 – 16 BB/36 K – 5/9 SB – 188 AB)
Cal SR OF/1B Nick Halamandaris: above-average raw power; quick bat; 6-0, 235 pounds (2013: .215/.312/.290 – 13 BB/29 K – 2/2 SB – 107 AB) (2014: .244/.320/.333 – 11 BB/24 K – 0/1 SB – 135 AB) (2015: .207/.254/.288 – 7 BB/27 K – 1/2 SB – 111 AB) (2016: .315/.355/.473 – 11 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 203 AB)
Cal State Bakersfield JR 2B/OF David Metzgar: 5-8, 165 pounds (2014: .312/.371/.370 – 12 BB/23 K – 4/7 SB – 154 AB) (2015: .347/.398/.454 – 19 BB/25 K – 10/13 SB – 251 AB) (2016: .305/.369/.399 – 19 BB/30 K – 10/10 SB – 213 AB)
Cal State Bakersfield JR 2B/RHP Max Carter: can also play 3B; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .267/.314/.337 – 13 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 187 AB) (2014: 7.11 K/9 – 3.32 BB/9 – 19 IP – 4.74 ERA) (2015: 5.10 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 30.0 IP – 3.90 ERA) (2015: .327/.379/.390 – 15 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 159 AB) (2016: .285/.388/.330 – 27 BB/29 K – 3/3 SB – 179 AB)
Cal State Bakersfield JR C/RHP Cody White: 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .268/.362/.384 – 18 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 138 AB)
Cal State Bakersfield rJR OF Dustin Frailey: power upside; above-average speed; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .376/.479/.593 – 30 BB/19 K – 23/27 SB – 194 AB)
Cal State Fullerton JR 2B/SS Taylor Bryant: really good glove; can also play 3B; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .200/.342/.233 – 20 BB/35 K – 1/2 SB – 90 AB) (2015: .193/.333/.266 – 23 BB/38 K – 0/2 SB – 109 AB) (2016: .227/.292/.409 – 2 BB/3 K – 0/0 SB – 22 AB)
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)
Cal State Fullerton rSR OF Tyler Stieb: plus-plus speed; CF range; 5-9, 165 pounds (2014: .198/.258/.244 – 7 BB/16 K – 8/10 SB – 41 AB) (2015: .297/.372/.362 – 18 BB/47 K – 12/15 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .232/.319/.288 – 13 BB/21 K – 8/9 SB – 125 AB)
Cal State Fullerton SR 1B Tanner Pinkston: decent glove; power upside; 6-5, 225 pounds (2014: .298/.353/.346 – 16 BB/23 K – 4/4 SB – 188 AB) (2015: .256/.316/.331 – 10 BB/22 K – 5/5 SB – 121 AB) (2016: .329/.407/.443 – 22 BB/41 K – 6/7 SB – 210 AB)
Cal State Fullerton SR C/3B Jerrod Bravo: new to catcher; 5-10, 200 pounds (2015: .318/.451/.405 – 24 BB/27 K – 5/6 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .235/.335/.307 – 17 BB/46 K – 4/5 SB – 166 AB)
Cal State Fullerton SR OF Dalton Blaser: 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .256/.340/.326 – 8 BB/16 K – 1/2 SB – 86 AB) (2016: .361/.443/.490 – 30 BB/18 K – 1/2 SB – 202 AB)
Cal State Fullerton SR OF Josh Vargas: above-average speed; good approach; 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .332/.437/.392 – 30 BB/35 K – 13/18 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .272/.358/.405 – 25 BB/38 K – 14/15 SB – 195 AB)
Cal State Monterey Bay SR 1B Justin Flores: power upside; plus approach; FAVORITE; 6-4, 210 pounds (2016: .306/.412/.446 – 31 BB/43 K – 0/0 SB – 186 AB)
Cal State Northridge JR C Dylan Alexander: good glove; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .229/.321/.307 – 17 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB) (2016: .267/.389/.344 – 26 BB/24 K – 4/5 SB – 131 AB)
Cal State Northridge rSR 1B/OF Branden Berry: good glove; Washington transfer; 6-4, 225 pounds (2012: .328/.406/.427 – 14 BB/35 K – 0/0 SB – 192 AB) (2014: .262/.340/.335 – 16 BB/36 K – 2/3 SB – 164 AB) (2015: .269/.372/.421 – 18 BB/44 K – 4/5 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .294/.403/.508 – 22 BB/36 K – 4/5 SB – 197 AB)
Cal State Northridge rSR SS Yusuke Akitoshi: good athlete; steady glove; 6-1, 180 pounds (2015: .286/.367/.410 – 25 BB/51 K – 11/15 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .290/.385/.415 – 24 BB/37 K – 23/25 SB – 200 AB)
Campbell rSR OF/RHP Brian Taylor: 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .276/.341/.416 – 11 BB/40 K – 8/12 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .278/.409/.458 – 18 BB/36 K – 9/13 SB – 144 AB)
Campbell SR 2B/SS Anthony Lopez: 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .257/.313/.324 – 9 BB/33 K – 10/13 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .319/.368/.515 – 17 BB/41 K – 7/11 SB – 204 AB)
Campbell SR C Matt Parrish: 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .324/.377/.373 – 8 BB/19 K – 3/4 SB – 142 AB) (2015: .301/.349/.360 – 7 BB/18 K – 3/5 SB – 136 AB) (2016: .371/.448/.526 – 16 BB/32 K – 8/12 SB – 175 AB)
Canisius JR 2B/SS Jake Lumley: good speed; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .297/.388/.351 – 9 BB/7 K – 1/2 SB – 74 AB) (2015: .331/.419/.440 – 31 BB/32 K – 10/18 SB – 248 AB) (2016: .339/.437/.431 – 35 BB/28 K – 12/18 SB – 218 AB)
Canisius JR C Christ Conley: good athlete; 6-1, 230 pounds (2014: .336/.464/.420 – 20 BB/24 K – 1/2 SB – 119 AB) (2016: .258/.384/.308 – 20 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 120 AB)
Canisius SR 2B/SS Anthony Massicci: good glove; strong arm; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: .364/.489/.474 – 42 BB/34 K – 11/14 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .290/.398/.379 – 40 BB/48 K – 5/7 SB – 214 AB) (2016: .344/.459/.478 – 46 BB/58 K – 21/28 SB – 209 AB)
Central Arizona C Brent Gibbs: good defender; plus to plus-plus arm; 88-91 FB; Indiana transfer; 6-1, 215 pounds (2016: .396/.497/.590 – 15 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 144 AB)
Central Arizona FR 3B/1B Mitchell Robinson: strong; power upside; strong arm; below-average speed; can also play OF; Florida International transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds (2016: .374/.434/.583 – 21 BB/32 K – 4/6 SB – 206 AB)
Central Arkansas JR 2B Butch Rea: steady glove; 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .169/.327/.181 – 18 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 83 AB)
Central Arkansas SR 2B Chris Townsend: good glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2014: .281/.389/.357 – 25 BB/43 K – 3/5 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .239/.382/.290 – 27 BB/21 K – 5/7 SB – 138 AB) (2016: .340/.414/.375 – 13 BB/17 K – 10/12 SB – 144 AB)
Central Arkansas SR C Brandon Montalvo: 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .293/.382/.414 – 7 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB) (2015: .244/.370/.356 – 9 BB/6 K – 0/1 SB – 45 AB) (2016: .315/.417/.450 – 29 BB/29 K – 7/9 SB – 200 AB)
Central Arkansas SR OF Tyler Langley: good athlete; 6-1, 180 pounds (2014: .259/.373/.443 – 18 BB/40 K – 9/11 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .305/.382/.463 – 18 BB/39 K – 10/13 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .297/.415/.461 – 25 BB/53 K – 16/27 SB – 219 AB)
Central Arkansas SR SS Logan Preston: 6-1, 215 pounds (2015: .222/.343/.460 – 24 BB/31 K – 1/4 SB – 176 AB) (2016: .300/.420/.411 – 40 BB/40 K – 3/5 SB – 190 AB)
Central Connecticut State JR OF Franklin Jennings: above-average to plus speed; great athlete; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .262/.322/.285 – 12 BB/20 K – 4/5 SB – 130 AB) (2015: .265/.311/.315 – 8 BB/25 K – 16/19 SB – 181 AB) (2016: .302/.339/.345 – 6 BB/9 K – 4/9 SB – 116 AB)
Central Connecticut State SR C Connor Fitzsimmons: plus arm; good athlete; above-average glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2013: .226/.293/.250 – 5 BB/22 K – 0/1 SB – 84 AB) (2014: .230/.314/.291 – 8 BB/33 K – 2/2 SB – 148 AB) (2015: .263/.356/.321 – 14 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 137 AB) (2016: .317/.397/.429 – 10 BB/31 K – 1/1 SB – 164 AB)
Central Florida JR 1B Austin Griffin: 6-3, 250 pounds (2016: .250/.359/.489 – 30 BB/68 K – 1/2 SB – 188 AB)
Central Florida JR 2B/SS Ryan Crile: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .276/.352/.379 – 19 BB/44 K – 12/18 SB – 214 AB)
Central Florida JR 3B/SS Kam Gellinger: really good defensive tools; strong arm; good speed; interesting bat; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .198/.234/.287 – 4 BB/23 K – 3/3 SB – 101 AB) (2016: .282/.365/.400 – 20 BB/36 K – 5/7 SB – 195 AB)
Central Florida JR OF Eli Putnam: power upside; good speed; 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .287/.340/.410 – 12 BB/38 K – 10/12 SB – 188 AB)
Central Florida JR OF/1B Matt Diorio: good approach; strong hit tool; power upside; steady glove behind plate, others like it less; average arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .288/.348/.375 – 9 BB/21 K – 1/1 SB – 104 AB) (2015: .308/.429/.476 – 28 BB/48 K – 1/1 SB – 143 AB) (2016: .279/.373/.397 – 19 BB/28 K – 4/4 SB – 136 AB)
Central Florida JR OF/LHP Luke Hamblin: good speed; good approach; 6-2, 180 pounds (2016: .248/.361/.282 – 36 BB/38 K – 14/19 SB – 206 AB)
Central Florida JR SS Brennan Bozeman: steady glove; 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .299/.389/.344 – 18 BB/19 K – 9/17 SB – 157 AB)
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)
Central Michigan JR C Robert Greenman: 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .393/.469/.536 – 2 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 28 AB) (2016: .246/.351/.310 – 16 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 126 AB)
Central Michigan rSR SS Joe Houlihan: steady defender; 6-1, 185 pounds (2012: .247/.300/.329 – 5 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 73 AB) (2013: .164/.325/.179 – 15 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 67 AB) (2015: .265/.382/.394 – 26 BB/40 K – 4/5 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .118/.350/.158 – 24 BB/35 K – 3/3 SB – 76 AB)
Central Michigan SO SS Zach McKinstry: strong hit tool; above-average speed; really good glove; 6-1, 160 pounds (2015: .317/.390/.362 – 23 BB/32 K – 8/9 SB – 218 AB) (2016: .325/.415/.383 – 30 BB/31 K – 12/17 SB – 243 AB)
Central Michigan SR 1B Zack Fields: big raw power; Victor Roache comp; 6-5, 265 pounds (2013: .190/.288/.389 – 16 BB/43 K – 0/0 SB – 126 AB) (2014: .248/.298/.381 – 7 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .175/.242/.300 – 7 BB/20 K – 1/1 SB – 80 AB) (2016: .250/.298/.364 – 2 BB/20 K – 1/1 SB – 44 AB)
Central Michigan SR OF Logan Regnier: plus speed; 6-2, 190 pounds (2013: .284/.355/.395 – 17 BB/48 K – 25/29 SB – 215 AB) (2014: .311/.396/.356 – 26 BB/42 K – 22/26 SB – 222 AB) (2015: .312/.372/.452 – 12 BB/36 K – 19/24 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .276/.344/.345 – 2 BB/8 K – 2/3 SB – 29 AB)
Central Michigan SR OF Ryan Heeke: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .291/.361/.371 – 15 BB/23 K – 7/10 SB – 151 AB)
Charleston Southern JR 3B/2B Nate Blanchard: good glove; 5-10, 165 pounds (2014: .220/.270/.241 – 8 BB/22 K – 3/4 SB – 141 AB) (2015: .325/.411/.412 – 27 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .300/.385/.394 – 25 BB/23 K – 1/4 SB – 213 AB)
Charleston Southern SR OF Sly Edwards: plus-plus speed; High Point transfer; 5-10, 175 pounds (2013: .190/.292/.238 – 7 BB/17 K – 2/5 SB – 63 AB) (2015: .300/.355/.457 – 2 BB/16 K – 0/2 SB – 70 AB) (2016: .337/.435/.434 – 30 BB/38 K – 7/10 SB – 196 AB)
Charlotte JR 1B/RHP Logan Sherer: power upside; 6-3, 250 pounds (2014: .260/.306/.380 – 13 BB/39 K – 0/0 SB – 192 AB) (2014: 6.00 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 14 IP – 2.40 ERA) (2015: 7.36 K/9 – 5.73 BB/9 – 11.1 IP – 4.91 ERA) (2015: .311/.348/.477 – 10 BB/41 K – 1/1 SB – 193 AB) (2016: .336/.412/.574 – 28 BB/47 K – 2/2 SB – 223 AB)
Charlotte JR OF TJ Nichting: 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .198/.236/.281 – 9 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .358/.388/.502 – 12 BB/19 K – 2/3 SB – 229 AB)
Chicago State SR OF Andy Gertonson: 6-4, 200 pounds (2015: .234/.307/.370 – 20 BB/37 K – 2/3 SB – 192 AB) (2016: .284/.339/.450 – 12 BB/27 K – 10/10 SB – 169 AB)
Chipola JC C Mike Hickman: strong; quick bat; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .345/.442/.610 – 17 BB/38 K – 1/2 SB – 177 AB)
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)
Chipola JC OF/RHP Reynaldo Rivera: plus raw power; plus arm strength; 6-6, 250 pounds (2016: .397/.479/.647 – 29 BB/51 K – 3/5 SB – 184 AB)
Chipola JC SO OF Reese Cooley: power upside; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; plus athlete; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .262/.359/.541 – 22 BB/39 K – 12/13 SB – 157 AB)
Chipola JC SS/RHP Tekwaan Whyte: good athlete; strong arm; 87-92 FB; 76-80 CB; 77 SL; 6-1, 175 pounds (2016: .284/.365/.461 – 12 BB/13 K – 2/3 SB – 102 AB)
Cincinnati rSO 2B Connor McVey: 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)
Cincinnati SR 1B/3B Devin Wenzel: 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .254/.321/.366 – 20 BB/34 K – 7/10 SB – 213 AB) (2014: .249/.291/.402 – 11 BB/39 K – 4/4 SB – 169 AB) (2015: .222/.303/.384 – 23 BB/54 K – 2/3 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .241/.318/.354 – 8 BB/17 K – 2/2 SB – 79 AB)
Clemson JR 3B/SS Weston Wilson: good defensive tools; above-average power upside; quick bat; good athlete; can also play 2B; PG comp: Richie Shaffer; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .240/.316/.312 – 15 BB/30 K – 3/5 SB – 154 AB) (2015: .251/.326/.385 – 21 BB/46 K – 7/10 SB – 195 AB) (2016: .279/.343/.434 – 26 BB/42 K – 8/13 SB – 251 AB)
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)
Clemson JR SS/2B Eli White: great athlete; above-average to plus speed; good defensive tools; plenty of range; quick bat; 6-3, 180 pounds (2014: .143/.244/.200 – 4 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 35 AB) (2015: .297/.380/.405 – 25 BB/57 K – 11/17 SB – 232 AB) (2016: .272/.389/.380 – 39 BB/59 K – 24/30 SB – 250 AB)
Clemson rSO OF/1B Reed Rohlman: 6-1, 210 pounds (2015: .356/.412/.466 – 23 BB/35 K – 3/5 SB – 236 AB) (2016: .274/.374/.383 – 33 BB/43 K – 1/3 SB – 248 AB)
Clemson rSR OF Mike Triller: 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .269/.350/.654 – 7 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 52 AB)
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)
Coastal Carolina JR C/1B GK Young: power upside; strong arm; way too aggressive; go back and forth on his defense; 6-1, 230 pounds (2014: .237/.333/.382 – 18 BB/38 K – 0/1 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .301/.368/.476 – 19 BB/50 K – 0/0 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .339/.393/.569 – 19 BB/54 K – 1/2 SB – 239 AB)
Coastal Carolina rJR SS/RHP Jordan Gore: waiting out transfer year in 2016; steady glove; good approach; strong arm; South Carolina transfer; 6-0, 165 pounds (2014: .226/.304/.323 – 6 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB) (2015: .255/.322/.298 – 16 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 161 AB)
Coastal Carolina SO OF Dalton Ewing: plus athlete; plus speed; strong arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .400/.500/.400 – 1 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 10 AB) (2016: .138/.350/.345 – 7 BB/14 K – 8/9 SB – 29 AB)
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)
Coastal Carolina SR 3B Zach Remillard: good power; good defensive tools; good approach; too aggressive for his own good; strong arm; may not be athletic enough for 3B, but has improved a good bit; inconsistent hands; good speed; could be tried at 2B, but I wouldn’t; old BA comp: Gordon Beckham; 6-2, 190 pounds (2013: .226/.270/.318 – 12 BB/42 K – 3/3 SB – 195 AB) (2014: .259/.318/.368 – 16 BB/39 K – 3/4 SB – 193 AB) (2015: .270/.339/.419 – 18 BB/38 K – 7/11 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .348/.402/.644 – 18 BB/68 K – 12/14 SB – 233 AB)
Coastal Carolina SR 3B/C Tyler Chadwick: good approach; good athlete; can play anywhere; average speed; 5-9, 200 pounds (2013: .333/.451/.359 – 8 BB/10 K – 0/1 SB – 39 AB) (2014: .299/.389/.369 – 25 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 187 AB) (2015: .302/.419/.459 – 30 BB/41 K – 3/5 SB – 172 AB) (2016: .272/.383/.485 – 25 BB/36 K – 1/1 SB – 169 AB)
Coastal Carolina SR C/OF David Parrett: power upside; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .241/.319/.463 – 12 BB/48 K – 3/4 SB – 162 AB) (2016: .127/.330/.254 – 13 BB/18 K – 3/4 SB – 63 AB)
Coastal Carolina SR OF Anthony Marks: good approach; good speed; 5-8, 175 pounds (2014: .292/.410/.338 – 12 BB/13 K – 8/8 SB – 65 AB) (2015: .340/.420/.378 – 29 BB/30 K – 17/25 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .289/.408/.313 – 41 BB/30 K – 13/18 SB – 211 AB)
College of Charleston JR C Ervin Roper: good glove; strong arm; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .288/.350/.405 – 13 BB/34 K – 2/5 SB – 215 AB) (2016: .263/.339/.368 – 18 BB/39 K – 2/2 SB – 209 AB)
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)
College of Charleston rJR C/1B Jake Maziar: power upside; Wake Forest transfer; 6-2, 220 pounds (2016: .297/.426/.405 – 19 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 111 AB)
College of Charleston rSR OF Morgan Phillips: good athlete; strong arm; good defensive tools; gap power, could be more there; above-average speed; big upside; has also played SS and 3B; 6-1, 210 pounds (2013: .276/.315/.474 – 6 BB/55 K – 3/6 SB – 152 AB) (2014: .247/.305/.379 – 13 BB/40 K – 4/4 SB – 182 AB) (2015: .324/.364/.488 – 11 BB/34 K – 7/10 SB – 207 AB) (2016: .233/.318/.356 – 26 BB/52 K – 4/5 SB – 202 AB)
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)
College of Southern Nevada SO 3B/SS Brody Westmoreland: strong arm; power upside; good athlete; San Diego State transfer; 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .156/.235/.311 – 5 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 45 AB) (*2016*: .366/.466/.726 – 26 BB/47 K – 6/7 SB – 175 AB)
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)
Columbia JR OF Shane Adams: 5-9, 165 pounds (2015: .311/.418/.311 – 9 BB/7 K – 8/9 SB – 45 AB) (2016: .276/.382/.448 – 10 BB/13 K – 9/11 SB – 58 AB)
Columbia rSR 1B Nick Maguire: above-average power; above-average speed; good glove; 6-3, 250 pounds (2014: .265/.354/.400 – 19 BB/25 K – 0/0 SB – 155 AB) (2015: .242/.303/.427 – 13 BB/44 K – 1/1 SB – 178 AB) (2016: .274/.413/.430 – 31 BB/26 K – 2/4 SB – 135 AB)
Columbia rSR OF Robb Paller: 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .296/.351/.419 – 16 BB/23 K – 3/5 SB – 186 AB) (2015: .264/.392/.472 – 32 BB/25 K – 2/4 SB – 159 AB) (2016: .302/.400/.503 – 24 BB/28 K – 5/8 SB – 149 AB)
Columbia SR C/OF Logan Boyher: 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .273/.293/.382 – 1 BB/9 K – 0/1 SB – 55 AB) (2014: .253/.306/.303 – 2 BB/22 K – 0/1 SB – 99 AB) (2015: .306/.415/.439 – 17 BB/15 K – 2/2 SB – 98 AB) (2016: .270/.421/.470 – 22 BB/21 K – 5/7 SB – 100 AB)
Concordia SR OF/1B Vahn Bozoian: plus raw power; above-average arm; average speed; Dylan Cozens comp; not on 2016 roster; 6-6, 235 pounds
Connecticut JR C/OF Tyler Gnesda: 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .259/.355/.339 – 27 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 189 AB)
Connecticut JR SS/2B Aaron Hill: good athlete; plus speed; really good defender; strong arm; quick bat; good approach; BA comp: Rajai Davis; 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .200/.331/.200 – 18 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 125 AB) (2015: .229/.362/.295 – 19 BB/30 K – 4/4 SB – 105 AB) (2016: .206/.299/.256 – 18 BB/43 K – 5/9 SB – 180 AB)
Connecticut SR 1B Bobby Melley: good glove; 6-3, 235 pounds (2013: .308/.393/.367 – 25 BB/31 K – 0/0 SB – 240 AB) (2014: .359/.475/.502 – 31 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 209 AB) (2015: .315/.401/.408 – 32 BB/30 K – 0/0 SB – 238 AB) (2016: .313/.436/.518 – 42 BB/30 K – 1/2 SB – 224 AB)
Connecticut SR 1B Joe DeRoche-Duffin: 6-0, 220 pounds (2015: .271/.416/.541 – 30 BB/51 K – 2/3 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .270/.385/.562 – 35 BB/66 K – 1/2 SB – 226 AB)
Connecticut SR 3B Bryan Daniello: 5-10, 165 pounds (2013: .221/.369/.307 – 31 BB/45 K – 8/12 SB – 163 AB) (2014: .274/.369/.384 – 26 BB/30 K – 9/17 SB – 219 AB) (2015: .278/.401/.367 – 32 BB/32 K – 10/14 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .290/.356/.416 – 19 BB/52 K – 13/22 SB – 238 AB)
Connecticut SR OF Jack Sundberg: above-average speed; CF range; average arm; good athlete; 5-11, 190 pounds (2013: .208/.321/.229 – 8 BB/19 K – 5/6 SB – 48 AB) (2014: .270/.364/.293 – 34 BB/40 K – 27/34 SB – 222 AB) (2015: .288/.412/.367 – 47 BB/59 K – 33/38 SB – 240 AB) (2016: .264/.384/.390 – 45 BB/45 K – 17/24 SB – 231 AB)
Coppin State rSO 3B/SS Bryant Miranda: good defensive tools; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: .225/.289/.261 – 3 BB/25 K – 0/1 SB – 111 AB) (2015: .231/.333/.313 – 14 BB/43 K – 3/3 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .333/.429/.422 – 18 BB/38 K – 16/19 SB – 192 AB)
Coppin State SR 1B/OF George Dragon: strong hit tool; 6-0, 210 pounds (2015: .295/.362/.370 – 15 BB/28 K – 0/1 SB – 146 AB) (2016: .311/.436/.427 – 36 BB/35 K – 0/4 SB – 164 AB)
Coppin State SR OF John Kraft: 6-3, 185 pounds (2014: .304/.377/.383 – 11 BB/25 K – 4/5 SB – 115 AB) (2015: .234/.329/.328 – 18 BB/41 K – 2/5 SB – 128 AB) (2016: .357/.467/.741 – 18 BB/33 K – 8/10 SB – 112 AB)
Cornell JR 1B Cole Rutherford: power upside; 6-4, 230 pounds (2016: .276/.359/.512 – 14 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 127 AB)
Cornell JR 2B/3B Tommy Wagner: 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)
Cowley County CC SO 1B/OF Caleb Eldridge: power upside; average speed; Oklahoma State transfer; 6-4, 235 pounds (2016: .391/.523/.781 – 41 BB/56 K – 4/4 SB – 169 AB)
Creighton JR OF Daniel Woodrow: plus to plus-plus speed; good arm; very good glove; 5-10, 155 pounds (2015: .281/.360/.369 – 23 BB/37 K – 21/26 SB – 203 AB) (2016: .343/.399/.430 – 19 BB/30 K – 32/39 SB – 230 AB)
Creighton JR OF Kevin Connolly: plus speed; CF range; power upside; Notre Dame transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .295/.379/.348 – 16 BB/22 K – 13/17 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .301/.391/.417 – 17 BB/30 K – 11/17 SB – 156 AB)
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)
Creighton rSR 1B Reagan Fowler: strong hit tool; good glove; 6-2, 225 pounds (2013: .295/.446/.362 – 33 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 149 AB) (2014: .362/.464/.481 – 26 BB/25 K – 9/14 SB – 185 AB) (2015: .319/.404/.384 – 23 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .260/.335/.325 – 15 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 200 AB)
Creighton SR 2B/SS Ryan Fitzgerald: steady glove; 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .279/.357/.437 – 17 BB/33 K – 3/8 SB – 183 AB) (2016: .230/.289/.321 – 15 BB/34 K – 3/4 SB – 209 AB)
Creighton SR 3B Harrison Crawford: power upside; 6-2, 210 pounds (2015: .298/.440/.439 – 30 BB/25 K – 5/9 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .236/.330/.360 – 20 BB/34 K – 3/4 SB – 178 AB)
Creighton SR C Matt Gandy: 6-3, 215 pounds (2015: .281/.330/.360 – 8 BB/13 K – 1/2 SB – 89 AB) (2016: .270/.331/.371 – 16 BB/18 K – 5/8 SB – 159 AB)
Crowder CC FR SS Jacob Adams: plus glove; 5-10, 160 pounds (2016: .315/.395/.476 – 29 BB/35 K – 12/13 SB – 248 AB)
Crowder CC SO OF/RHP Trey Turner: plus athlete; very strong; plus-plus arm; 91-93 FB; mid-80s SL; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .370/.421/.642 – 15 BB/25 K – 9/9 SB – 173 AB
Cypress CC C Nate Rodriguez: plus glove; above-average arm; 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .311/.395/.402 – 24 BB/11 K – 5/5 SB – 164 AB)
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)
Dallas Baptist JR 2B Connor Hall: 5-10, 160 pounds (2016: .216/.344/.314 – 8 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 51 AB)
Dallas Baptist JR 2B/SS Luke Stratman: Washington State transfer; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .250/.373/.391 – 19 BB/29 K – 5/7 SB – 128 AB)
Dallas Baptist JR 3B/OF Austin Listi: gave up baseball for military service, but back now; 6-0, 200 pounds (2013: .243/.345/.439 – 23 BB/51 K – 5/8 SB – 214 AB) (2014: .285/.380/.477 – 24 BB/44 K – 4/5 SB – 235 AB) (2016: .275/.403/.521 – 25 BB/40 K – 3/4 SB – 167 AB)
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)
Dallas Baptist JR SS/2B Camden Duzenack: sneaky pop; good glove; 5-8, 170 pounds (2014: .321/.383/.430 – 13 BB/25 K – 6/9 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .286/.379/.394 – 21 BB/19 K – 9/10 SB – 241 AB) (2016: .287/.351/.433 – 14 BB/22 K – 6/8 SB – 164 AB)
Dallas Baptist rSR OF Justin Wall: 5-10, 200 pounds (2014: .264/.367/.364 – 35 BB/52 K – 2/3 SB – 220 AB) (2015: .301/.371/.521 – 27 BB/44 K – 12/14 SB – 259 AB) (2016: .232/.401/.326 – 40 BB/32 K – 5/8 SB – 138 AB)
Dallas Baptist SR 1B/3B Trooper Reynolds: strong bat; 5-11, 215 pounds (2014*: .318/.405/.441 – 23 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 179 AB) (2015: .269/.337/.444 – 20 BB/32 K – 0/0 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .293/.363/.408 – 20 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 174 AB)
Dallas Baptist SR OF Daniel Sweet: above-average raw power; above-average speed, could be more – uses it well either way; raw; great athlete; love his approach; like a more powerful Andrew Toles; above-average CF range; above-average arm; FAVORITE; 6-0, 210 pounds (2013: .307/.436/.419 – 29 BB/29 K – 30/37 SB – 179 AB) (*2014: .411/.525/.565 – 42 BB/44 K – 30/33 SB – 209 AB) (2015: .265/.356/.363 – 11 BB/24 K – 4/4 SB – 102 AB) (2016: .307/.444/.401 – 39 BB/39 K – 10/14 SB – 192 AB)
Dartmouth rSR 2B/SS Thomas Roulis: good hit tool; pretty swing; uses whole field; above-average speed that plays up to plus because of quickness and smarts; not much power; below-average arm; 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)
Dartmouth SR 1B Joe Purritano: strong hit tool; power upside; average at best arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2013: .324/.405/.574 – 13 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 108 AB) (2014: .265/.355/.397 – 17 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 136 AB) (2015: .277/.355/.500 – 19 BB/31 K – 2/3 SB – 148 AB) (2016: .248/.320/.389 – 10 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 113 AB)
Davidson SR OF Lee Miller: good hit tool; 6-2, 210 pounds (2014: .368/.439/.618 – 19 BB/33 K – 3/8 SB – 152 AB) (2015: .353/.421/.587 – 23 BB/41 K – 6/8 SB – 201 AB)
Dayton rJR OF Glenn Jones: good speed; CF range; 5-10, 185 pounds (2015: .268/.326/.427 – 6 BB/16 K – 7/11 SB – 82 AB) (2016: .254/.308/.343 – 10 BB/25 K – 3/7 SB – 169 AB)
Delaware JR 2B Nick Tierno: 5-9, 185 pounds (2016: .340/.429/.437 – 30 BB/20 K – 4/8 SB – 206 AB)
Delaware JR SS/2B Jeremy Ake: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .296/.341/.401 – 10 BB/8 K – 0/1 SB – 162 AB)
Delaware rJR OF Jordan Glover: 6-1, 180 pounds (2016: .360/.443/.555 – 24 BB/35 K – 22/25 SB – 200 AB)
Delaware rSO 3B Diaz Nardo: 6-2, 230 pounds (2015: .281/.352/.427 – 20 BB/29 K – 1/3 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .238/.337/.413 – 25 BB/39 K – 5/6 SB – 172 AB)
Delaware State JR OF/LHP Jaylen Zielecki: plus arm; good speed; good athlete; 6-0, 175 pounds (2015: 9.25 K/9 – 5.50 BB/9 – 36.1 IP – 7.75 ERA) (2015: .273/.364/.485 – 19 BB/35 K – 14/17 SB – 132 AB) (2016: .283/.347/.413 – 8 BB/26 K – 9/12 SB – 92 AB)
Delaware State SR 2B/SS Cameron Onderko: 5-9, 175 pounds (2014: .396/.512/.485 – 17 BB/17 K – 3/3 SB – 101 AB) (2015: .299/.461/.431 – 38 BB/27 K – 3/4 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .226/.379/.271 – 29 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 133 AB)
Duke JR C Cristian Perez: good defensive tools; power upside; strong; good athlete; quick bat; too aggressive; 6-3, 215 pounds (2014: .189/.295/.378 – 6 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 37 AB) (2015: .241/.325/.365 – 19 BB/48 K – 0/0 SB – 170 AB) (2016: .234/.305/.400 – 16 BB/44 K – 1/1 SB – 175 AB)
Duke rJR OF/1B Jalen Phillips: average speed; above-average to plus arm; average power upside; good glove at 1B; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .237/.276/.392 – 12 BB/60 K – 2/6 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .178/.260/.333 – 5 BB/8 K – 0/0 SB – 45 AB)
East Carolina JR 1B/LHP Bryce Harman: plus power upside; 90 FB; 6-6, 240 pounds (2014: .244/.338/.384 – 23 BB/58 K – 4/4 SB – 172 AB) (2015: .244/.351/.424 – 23 BB/51 K – 0/0 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .239/.369/.368 – 28 BB/43 K – 2/3 SB – 163 AB)
East Carolina JR 2B/SS Charlie Yorgen: steady glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .287/.367/.325 – 16 BB/14 K – 4/11 SB – 160 AB) (2015: .283/.394/.374 – 31 BB/29 K – 8/13 SB – 219 AB) (2016: .256/.340/.308 – 23 BB/29 K – 6/9 SB – 211 AB)
East Carolina JR 3B/RHP Kirk Morgan: 5-10, 185 pounds (2014: .185/.321/.185 – 13 BB/15 K – 2/4 SB – 65 AB) (2015: .293/.340/.320 – 5 BB/14 K – 1/5 SB – 147 AB) (2015: 6.21 K/9 – 1.33 BB/9 – 20.1 IP – 3.10 ERA) (2016: .304/.371/.348 – 8 BB/14 K – 2/3 SB – 112 AB)
East Carolina JR C/OF Eric Tyler: 5-8, 200 pounds (2014: .183/.333/.197 – 10 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 71 AB) (2015: .268/.378/.366 – 25 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 205 AB) (2016: .296/.371/.408 – 17 BB/32 K – 7/10 SB – 223 AB)
East Carolina JR OF/RHP Zack Mozingo: 6-0, 215 pounds (2016: .247/.345/.370 – 9 BB/19 K – 0/0 SB – 73 AB)
East Carolina JR SS Wes Phillips: good hit tool; good speed; Wichita State transfer; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .086/.132/.200 – 1 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 35 AB)
East Carolina rJR C Travis Watkins: good glove; power upside; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .292/.343/.358 – 18 BB/31 K – 6/8 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .322/.402/.430 – 25 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 214 AB)
East Carolina SR OF Garrett Brooks: good speed; good athlete; power upside; accurate arm; 5-9, 185 pounds (2013: .194/.321/.194 – 11 BB/10 K – 1/3 SB – 67 AB) (2014: .207/.337/.232 – 30 BB/33 K – 6/8 SB – 164 AB) (2015: .270/.375/.357 – 21 BB/17 K – 5/7 SB – 126 AB) (2016: .311/.380/.430 – 14 BB/27 K – 4/6 SB – 151 AB)
East Carolina SR OF Jeff Nelson: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .234/.280/.277 – 1 BB/14 K – 47 AB) (2016: .253/.423/.373 – 14 BB/20 K – 8/9 SB – 75 AB)
East Tennessee State JR 3B Blake Rowlett: power upside; good approach; good glove; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .311/.429/.500 – 40 BB/30 K – 5/5 SB – 190 AB)
East Tennessee State JR OF Lance Mays: plus speed; strong arm; good glove; good hit tool; power upside; LHH; 5-10, 170 pounds (2016: .336/.387/.524 – 11 BB/30 K – 5/6 SB – 143 AB)
East Tennessee State JR SS/RHP Chris Cook: power upside; good speed; can also play 3B; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .269/.341/.387 – 19 BB/25 K – 6/6 SB – 186 AB) (2015: .338/.389/.474 – 19 BB/27 K – 8/13 SB – 228 AB) (2016: .351/.385/.541 – 1 BB/5 K – 2/5 SB – 37 AB)
East Tennessee State SR 1B/C Kevin Phillips: 6-3, 210 pounds (2014: .261/.335/.379 – 15 BB/19 K – 3/4 SB – 153 AB) (2015: .323/.395/.561 – 27 BB/25 K – 3/3 SB – 223 AB) (2016: .272/.340/.447 – 19 BB/27 K – 4/5 SB – 228 AB)
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)
East Tennessee State SR 2B/SS Robby McCabe: 5-9, 160 pounds (2016: .287/.351/.415 – 15 BB/26 K – 5/7 SB – 171 AB)
East Tennessee State SR OF Jeremy Taylor: plus speed; easy CF range; above-average power; 6-2, 200 pounds (2013: .253/.315/.301 – 14 BB/34 K – 20/26 SB – 229 AB) (2014: .277/.329/.395 – 12 BB/23 K – 12/21 SB – 238 AB) (2015: .258/.343/.336 – 24 BB/29 K – 23/32 SB – 217 AB) (2016: .313/.404/.391 – 24 BB/29 K – 19/25 SB – 230 AB)
Eastern Illinois rSR OF/1B Demetre Taylor: quick bat; power upside; good athlete; 6-4, 240 pounds (2013: .277/.359/.345 – 14 BB/34 K – 0/1 SB – 148 AB) (2014: .309/.386/.536 – 25 BB/44 K – 6/6 SB – 207 AB) (2015: .384/.429/.634 – 12 BB/24 K – 6/7 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .307/.364/.450 – 16 BB/36 K – 7/12 SB – 189 AB)
Eastern Illinois SR C Jason Scholl: power upside; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .269/.376/.397 – 10 BB/27 K – 0/1 SB – 78 AB) (2015: .303/.349/.338 – 13 BB/28 K – 8/11 SB – 69 AB) (2016: .259/.359/.428 – 19 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 166 AB)
Eastern Kentucky JR 1B Ben Fisher: 6-1, 215 pounds (2014: .286/.393/.383 – 30 BB/37 K – 1/2 SB – 206 AB) (2015: .275/.368/.415 – 23 BB/38 K – 7/11 SB – 171 AB) (2016: .288/.365/.468 – 25 BB/55 K – 1/3 SB – 222 AB)
Eastern Kentucky JR 2B Cole Warrenfeltz: 6-0, 175 pounds (2015: .343/.361/.486 – 1 BB/11 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .299/.366/.458 – 17 BB/26 K – 9/12 SB – 201 AB)
Eastern Kentucky JR OF Shea Sullivan: leadoff profile; 6-0, 185 pounds (2014: .314/.357/.400 – 5 BB/19 K – 4/4 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .263/.304/.351 – 10 BB/31 K – 10/14 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .288/.349/.413 – 18 BB/34 K – 11/11 SB – 208 AB)
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)
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)
Eastern Kentucky SR SS/2B Doug Teegarden: steady glove; 6-0, 210 pounds (2013: .250/.384/.319 – 35 BB/20 K – 5/7 SB – 188 AB) (2014: .244/.363/.342 – 27 BB/22 K – 11/14 SB – 193 AB) (2015: .292/.445/.425 – 26 BB/19 K – 11/16 SB – 120 AB) (2016: .317/.489/.519 – 29 BB/17 K – 2/4 SB – 104 AB)
Eastern Michigan JR 1B John Montgomery: good hit tool; 6-3, 220 pounds (2015: .297/.386/.428 – 20 BB/20 K – 2/6 SB – 145 AB) (2016: .249/.316/.349 – 16 BB/18 K – 7/9 SB – 169 AB)
Eastern Michigan JR C/OF Jeremy Stidham: 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .225/.325/.467 – 15 BB/68 K – 15/20 SB – 169 AB)
Eastern Michigan rJR C/OF Michael Mioduszewski: strong; great athlete; 6-4, 240 pounds (2014: .248/.329/.348 – 13 BB/32 K – 5/6 SB – 141 AB) (2015: .259/.315/.330 – 12 BB/53 K – 4/7 SB – 197 AB) (2016: .287/.324/.460 – 12 BB/46 K – 10/12 SB – 202 AB)
Eastern Michigan rJR SS/OF Marquise Gill: plus athlete; plus speed; strong arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .250/.310/.301 – 10 BB/37 K – 35/49 SB – 236 AB)
Eastern Michigan SR 1B/3B Mitchell McGeein: 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .242/.345/.387 – 17 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 124 AB) (2015: .277/.352/.515 – 24 BB/47 K – 4/4 SB – 206 AB) (2016: .283/.408/.545 – 33 BB/45 K – 2/3 SB – 187 AB)
Eastern Michigan SR C Tony DiLeo: 5-11, 210 pounds (2016: .267/.321/.373 – 6 BB/11 K – 0/1 SB – 75 AB)
Eastern Michigan SR OF Jackson Martin: 6-5, 220 pounds (2015: .210/.366/.306 – 10 BB/18 K – 3/4 SB – 62 AB) (2016: .248/.338/.461 – 10 BB/54 K – 7/11 SB – 141 AB)
Elon JR 1B CJ Young: 6-0, 160 pounds (2016: .293/.417/.413 – 31 BB/38 K – 4/4 SB – 167 AB)
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)
Elon JR OF Jamal Clarke: power upside; good speed; CF range; 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .143/.200/.143 – 0 BB/4 K – 1/1 SB – 14 AB)
Elon JR OF Kyle Jackson: above-average to plus power upside; 5-10, 185 pounds (2016: .278/.398/.560 – 37 BB/58 K – 9/10 SB – 209 AB)
Elon rJR OF Will Nance: plus raw power; NC State transfer; 6-2, 210 pounds (2016: .237/.346/.351 – 13 BB/36 K – 1/1 SB – 114 AB)
Elon rSR 1B Tyler McVicar: 6-3, 200 pounds (2016: .315/.424/.545 – 31 BB/65 K – 0/0 SB – 200 AB)
Evansville JR 2B Trey Hair: Missouri State transfer; 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .340/.435/.591 – 29 BB/54 K – 1/5 SB – 215 AB)
Evansville SR 3B Jonathan Ramon: power upside; 5-10, 210 pounds (2013: .276/.368/.425 – 16 BB/39 K – 1/1 SB – 127 AB) (2014: .234/.333./312 – 11 BB/41 K – 2/3 SB – 141 AB) (2015: .304/.409/.485 – 24 BB/55 K – 4/4 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .308/.370/.601 – 13 BB/43 K – 2/3 SB – 143 AB)
Evansville SR C/2B Brett Synek: 5-9, 185 pounds (2015: .288/.418/.423 – 10 BB/3 K – 0/0 SB – 52 AB) (2016: .341/.439/.514 – 31 BB/22 K – 3/4 SB – 214 AB)
Evansville SR OF Josh Jyawook: good approach; 6-1, 200 pounds (2014: .298/.409/.335 – 36 BB/39 K – 4/7 SB – 215 AB) (2015: .314/.445/.422 – 35 BB/26 K – 4/9 SB – 185 AB) (2016: .323/.382/.447 – 19 BB/26 K – 9/10 SB – 226 AB)
Fairfield JR OF Mac Crispino: 5-11, 200 pounds (2016: .299/.373/.381 – 23 BB/27 K – 1/3 SB – 194 AB)
Fairfield JR OF Troy Scocca: 5-11, 185 pounds (2015: .262/.333/.383 – 11 BB/19 K – 4/4 SB – 107 AB) (2016: .277/.373/.435 – 27 BB/31 K – 5/8 SB – 191 AB)
Fairfield JR SS Michael Conti: 6-0, 180 pounds (2016: .349/.434/.414 – 23 BB/17 K – 8/9 SB – 152 AB)
Fairfield SR 1B Brendan Tracy: good glove; 6-1, 210 pounds (2014: .260/.340/.366 – 16 BB/26 K – 1/1 SB – 123 AB) (2015: .287/.339/.440 – 10 BB/33 K – 0/1 SB – 150 AB) (2016: .244/.376/.365 – 34 BB/40 K – 2/2 SB – 197 AB)
Fairfield SR OF/SS Jake Salpietro: power upside; quick bat; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .307/.387/.482 – 25 BB/50 K – 11/12 SB – 199 AB) (2015: .203/.259/.375 – 8 BB/46 K – 4/5 SB – 128 AB) (2016: .349/.439/.581 – 30 BB/60 K – 8/11 SB – 215 AB)
Fairleigh Dickinson JR SS Matt McCann: 5-9, 170 pounds (2015: .300/.383/.338 – 18 BB/18 K – 14/23 SB – 160 AB) (2016: .323/.410/.416 – 17 BB/14 K – 27/39 SB – 161 AB)
Fairleigh Dickinson rJR OF/3B Ryan Brennan: plus arm; 6-2, 180 pounds (2014: .285/.344/.354 – 10 BB/27 K – 2/4 SB – 144 AB) (2015: .261/.318/.449 – 7 BB/26 K – 1/4 SB – 138 AB) (2016: .331/.408/.541 – 18 BB/21 K – 14/17 SB – 148 AB) (2016: 12.00 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 12.0 IP – 8.25 ERA)
Fairleigh Dickinson rSR C Patrick McClure: 6-0, 210 pounds (2014: .271/.335/.336 – 10 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB) (2015: .276/.405/.418 – 21 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 134 AB) (2016: .311/.383/.402 – 16 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 132 AB)
Fairleigh Dickinson SR 1B/C John Giakas: 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .294/.341/.344 – 8 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 160 AB) (2015: .229/.303/.329 – 12 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 140 AB) (2016: .342/.417/.600 – 19 BB/11 K – 3/6 SB – 190 AB)
Fairleigh Dickinson SR 2B/SS Dylan Sprague: 5-11, 180 pounds (2013: .266/.328/.338 – 13 BB/22 K – 1/3 SB – 154 AB) (2014: .262/.324/.384 – 14 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 164 AB) (2015: .298/.344/.393 – 14 BB/16 K – 0/0 SB – 168 AB) (2016: .273/.356/.454 – 22 BB/18 K – 16/21 SB – 194 AB)
Fairleigh Dickinson SR 3B Joel Roman: 5-8, 185 pounds (2014: .293/.316/.393 – 4 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB) (2015: .246/.351/.438 – 17 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 130 AB) (2016: .259/.429/.491 – 38 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 116 AB)
Florida A&M JR 3B Ben Ellzey: 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .388/.467/.517 – 15 BB/31 K – 1/1 SB – 178 AB)
Florida A&M JR C Jacky Miles: strong arm; power upside; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .328/.420/.477 – 21 BB/27 K – 0/0 SB – 174 AB)
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)
Florida A&M rSR OF Marlon Gibbs: great athlete; quick bat; 5-9, 185 pounds (2013: .351/.415/.403 – 13 BB/16 K – 9/14 SB – 154 AB) (2014: .335/.417/.416 – 20 BB/32 K – 13/16 SB – 197 AB) (2015: .316/.391/.374 – 18 BB/23 K – 15/16 SB – 174 AB) (2016: .308/.426/.468 – 30 BB/34 K – 7/11 SB – 201 AB)
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)
Florida A&M SR OF Peter Jackson: power upside; good speed; strong arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2016: .308/.426/.458 – 20 BB/26 K – 3/4 SB – 131 AB)
Florida A&M SR SS AJ Elkins: 6-0, 175 pounds (2015: .275/.321/.346 – 12 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 153 AB) (2016: .298/.349/.389 – 11 BB/19 K – 2/2 SB – 131 AB)
Florida Atlantic JR 2B/SS Stephen Kerr: plus to plus-plus speed; average arm; above-average hit tool; really intriguing defensive tools; great approach; 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)
Florida Atlantic JR 3B Austin Langham: 5-11, 190 pounds (2016: .321/.420/.390 – 25 BB/29 K – 1/3 SB – 187 AB)
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)
Florida Atlantic rJR 1B/OF Esteban Puerta: 6-1, 183 pounds (2014: .276/.345/.371 – 11 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 105 AB) (2015: .305/.432/.487 – 36 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .309/.395/.507 – 29 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 223 AB)
Florida Atlantic rSO OF Jose Bonilla Traverso: good speed; good approach; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .191/.214/.191 – 2 BB/11 K – 5/6 SB – 68 AB) (2016: .179/.300/.224 – 8 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 67 AB)
Florida Atlantic SR 2B/1B Brett Lashley: 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .274/.355/.298 – 27 BB/24 K – 3/4 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .279/.377/.342 – 17 BB/26 K – 5/7 SB – 190 AB)
Florida Atlantic SR OF Billy Endris: 6-2, 190 pounds (2013: .212/.316/.303 – 4 BB/13 K – 2/3 SB – 33 AB) (2014: .255/.318/.311 – 15 BB/63 K – 6/7 SB – 161 AB) (2015: .329/.433/.474 – 12 BB/18 K – 6/7 SB – 76 AB) (2016: .286/.368/.376 – 23 BB/53 K – 8/12 SB – 213 AB)
Florida Atlantic SR OF Christian Dicks: average speed; average power; good athlete; Florida transfer; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: .268/.374/.448 – 26 BB/44 K -7/7 SB – 194 AB) (2016: .272/.383/.346 – 39 BB/70 K – 4/4 SB – 217 AB)
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)
Florida Gulf Coast SR 1B Nick Rivera: strong; power upside; RHH; 5-10, 200 pounds (2013: .297/.403/.508 – 31 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 195 AB) (2014: .330/.437/.525 – 37 BB/24 K – 0/2 SB – 221 AB) (2015: .347/.458/.608 – 40 BB/34 K – 0/0 SB – 199 AB) (2016: .293/.461/.466 – 12 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 58 AB)
Florida Gulf Coast SR OF Colton Bottomley: 6-2, 200 pounds (2014: .328/.397/.494 – 13 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 174 AB) (2015: .254/.327/.335 – 18 BB/46 K – 0/1 SB – 224 AB) (2016: .268/.341/.342 – 20 BB/36 K – 2/2 SB – 228 AB)
Florida Gulf Coast SR OF Tyler Selesky: 6-0, 200 pounds (2013: .307/.425/.366 – 30 BB/22 K – 0/0 SB – 153 AB) (2014: .259/.410/.333 – 20 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 81 AB) (2015: .330/.435/.429 – 34 BB/35 K – 0/1 SB – 212 AB) (2016: .317/.419/.543 – 37 BB/29 K – 2/2 SB – 230 AB)

2016 MLB Draft – Final Board (College Shortstops)

1 – 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

2 – 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

3 – 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

4 – 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

5 – 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

6 – 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

7 – Creighton JR SS/2B Nicky Lopez: good athlete; plus speed; strong and accurate arm; really good glove; enough pop and patience to 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

8 – 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

9 – 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

10 – 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; won’t be a star (likely not even a starter), but I’d be surprised if he wasn’t a big leaguer; 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

11 – 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

12 – 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

13 – 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

14 – 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

15 – 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

16 – 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

17 – 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

18 – 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

19 – 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

20 – 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

21 – 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

22 – 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

23 – 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

24 – Tampa JR SS Kevin Santa: solid speed; lots of contact; good athlete; 5-11, 175 pounds

2016: .441/.504/.657 – 13 BB/6 K – 3/6 SB – 102 AB

25 – Oakland SR SS Mike Brosseau: good glove; patient hitter; 5-10, 200 pounds

2013: .252/.329/.291 – 17 BB/18 K – 1/4 SB – 151 AB
2014: .321/.383/.432 – 14 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 162 AB
2015: .287/.364/.470 – 17 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 202 AB
2016: .355/.452/.570 – 26 BB/24 K – 8/9 SB – 186 AB

26 – Quinnipiac JR SS/2B Matt Batten: really good glove; uses above-average speed well; 5-11, 170 pounds

2014: .260/.312/.315 – 14 BB/24 K – 10/15 SB – 200 AB
2015: .303/.357/.348 – 16 BB/24 K – 22/27 SB – 221 AB
2016: .344/.402/.467 – 20 BB/21 K – 20/28 SB – 212 AB

27 – Wagner JR SS Nick Mascelli: good glove; lots of contact; 5-7, 175 pounds

2014: .293/.392/.317 – 27 BB/23 K – 5/12 SB – 205 AB
2015: .304/.409/.372 – 29 BB/17 K – 4/6 SB – 191 AB
2016: .374/.414/.472 – 14 BB/11 K – 2/6 SB – 195 AB

28 – Lamar SR SS Stijn van derMeer: really strong glove; very little power; patient, pesky hitter; adept at working long counts, hitting with two strikes, and fouling tough pitches off; fun comp from his college coach: Ozzie Guillen; 6-3, 170 pounds

2015: .351/.401/.441 – 19 BB/13 K – 6/9 SB – 222 AB
2016: .376/.471/.441 – 38 BB/15 K – 7/12 SB – 213 AB

29 – Central Michigan SO SS Zach McKinstry: strong hit tool; above-average speed; really good glove; 6-1, 160 pounds

2015: .317/.390/.362 – 23 BB/32 K – 8/9 SB – 218 AB
2016: .325/.415/.383 – 30 BB/31 K – 12/17 SB – 243 AB

30 – Clemson JR SS/2B Eli White: great athlete; above-average to plus speed; good defensive tools; plenty of range; quick bat; 6-3, 180 pounds

2014: .143/.244/.200 – 4 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 35 AB
2015: .297/.380/.405 – 25 BB/57 K – 11/17 SB – 232 AB
2016: .272/.389/.380 – 39 BB/59 K – 24/30 SB – 250 AB

31 – Bradley SR SS Tyler Leffler: interesting bat; below-average speed; above-average arm; much improved defender; good athlete; 6-3, 190 pounds

2013: .298/.372/.377 – 13 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 151 AB
2014: .354/.464/.470 – 16 BB/25 K – 2/6 SB – 181 AB
2015: .193/.308/.255 – 23 BB/35 K – 4/6 SB – 192 AB
2016: .313/.402/.474 – 17 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 192 AB

32 – Harford CC SO SS Dominic DiSabatino: power upside; Maryland transfer; 6-5, 200 pounds

2016: .411/.519/.738 – 48 BB/36 K – 13/19 SB – 214 AB

33 – East Tennessee State JR SS/RHP Chris Cook: power upside; good speed; can also play 3B; strong arm; 6-1, 190 pounds

2014: .269/.341/.387 – 19 BB/25 K – 6/6 SB – 186 AB
2015: .338/.389/.474 – 19 BB/27 K – 8/13 SB – 228 AB
2016: .351/.385/.541 – 1 BB/5 K – 2/5 SB – 37 AB

34 – Toledo SR SS/2B Deion Tansel: steady glove; above-average to plus speed; 5-8, 150 pounds

2013: .302/.393/.343 – 18 BB/14 K – 10/12 SB – 169 AB
2014: .306/.374/.347 – 18 BB/11 K – 10/16 SB – 219 AB
2015: .324/.413/.388 – 12 BB/8 K – 12/18 SB – 170 AB
2016: .329/.401/.408 – 16 BB/9 K – 12/19 SB – 213 AB

35 – Louisiana JR SS/3B Joe Robbins: quality glove; good speed; 5-9, 200 pounds

2015: .230/.308/.327 – 12 BB/40 K – 3/6 SB – 165 AB
2016: .291/.389/.485 – 30 BB/45 K – 9/13 SB – 206 AB

36 – South Alabama rSO SS Drew LaBounty: good glove; patient bat; 5-7, 170 pounds

2014: .237/.351/.272 – 29 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 173 AB
2015: .371/.551/.400 – 11 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB
2016: .294/.450/.393 – 55 BB/35 K – 14/21 SB – 201 AB

37 – Mercer JR SS Matt Meeder: steady glove; smart hitter; 5-8, 155 pounds

2014: .259/.394/.278 – 9 BB/17 K – 0/2 SB – 54 AB
2015: .293/.464/.399 – 48 BB/36 K – 2/5 SB – 198 AB
2016: .279/.449/.373 – 47 BB/27 K – 1/3 SB – 204 AB

38 – New Mexico SR SS Jared Holley: plus glove; good speed; 5-8, 180 pounds

2013: .248/.365/.280 – 16 BB/22 K – 3/5 SB – 157 AB
2014: .314/.379/.358 – 7 BB/16 K – 3/4 SB – 137 AB
2015: .254/.342/.357 – 12 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 126 AB
2016: .347/.458/.494 – 26 BB/16 K – 5/7 SB – 176 AB

39 – Fresno State JR SS Scott Silva: plus defensive tools; 5-10, 180 pounds

2016: .357/.400/.521 – 10 BB/21 K – 1/3 SB – 140 AB

40 – San Jacinto SS/OF Donivan Lopez: plus speed; 6-0, 180 pounds

2016: .342/.380/.435 – 12 BB/11 K – 15/23 SB – 193 AB

41 – Belmont JR SS Tyler Walsh: plus speed; good athlete; good glove; approach leaves something to be desired; 6-5, 200 pounds

2014: .217/.328/.361 – 20 BB/58 K – 10/14 SB – 166 AB
2015: .278/.357/.417 – 22 BB/48 K – 15/20 SB – 223 AB
2016: .274/.336/.488 – 15 BB/72 K – 20/25 SB – 201 AB

42 – Xavier rJR SS/3B Andre Jernigan: strong; good athlete; good defensive tools; approach needs work; 6-0, 210 pounds

2015: .252/.304/.362 – 6 BB/44 K – 16/20 SB – 210 AB
2016: .262/.366/.573 – 23 BB/54 K – 6/9 SB – 206 AB

43 – Chipola JC SS/RHP Tekwaan Whyte: good athlete; strong arm; 87-92 FB; 76-80 CB; 77 SL; 6-1, 175 pounds

2016: .284/.365/.461 – 12 BB/13 K – 2/3 SB – 102 AB

44 – Ball State JR SS/RHP Alex Maloney: good athlete; strong arm; smart hitter; mid-80s FB; varies arm slot; 6-2, 190 pounds

2015: .256/.323/.370 – 23 BB/47 K – 6/8 SB – 219 AB
2016: .305/.399/.408 – 34 BB/34 K – 12/19 SB – 233 AB

45 – Eastern Kentucky SR SS/2B Doug Teegarden: steady glove; 6-0, 210 pounds

2013: .250/.384/.319 – 35 BB/20 K – 5/7 SB – 188 AB
2014: .244/.363/.342 – 27 BB/22 K – 11/14 SB – 193 AB
2015: .292/.445/.425 – 26 BB/19 K – 11/16 SB – 120 AB
2016: .317/.489/.519 – 29 BB/17 K – 2/4 SB – 104 AB

46 – Southeast Missouri State SR SS Branden Boggetto: interesting power upside; 5-11, 180 pounds

2015: .318/.396/.583 – 27 BB/40 K – 4/10 SB – 242 AB
2016: .344/.445/.518 – 34 BB/47 K – 8/9 SB – 218 AB

47  – Cal State Northridge rSR SS Yusuke Akitoshi: good athlete; steady glove; 6-1, 180 pounds

2015: .286/.367/.410 – 25 BB/51 K – 11/15 SB – 210 AB
2016: .290/.385/.415 – 24 BB/37 K – 23/25 SB – 200 AB

48 – Grand Canyon SR SS Paul Panaccione: steady glove; uses speed well; good approach; lots of contact; 5-10, 190 pounds

2014: .256/.314/.301 – 13 BB/23 K – 20/23 SB – 176 AB
2015: .376/.440/.493 – 26 BB/32 K – 7/12 SB – 221 AB
2016: .363/.473/.521 – 25 BB/14 K – 10/12 SB – 146 AB

49 – Hawaii SR SS Jacob Sheldon-Collins: good defender; has made strides as a hitter; 5-11, 185 pounds

2015: .295/.341/.355 – 7 BB/13 K – 2/2 SB – 166 AB
2016: .349/.407/.405 – 20 BB/17 K – 6/8 SB – 195 AB

50 – Grambling State JR SS Wesley Drain: good athlete; strong arm; 6-0, 190 pounds

2016: .263/.396/.421 – 35 BB/39 K – 27/29 SB – 190 AB

51 – Texas Tech rJR SS/2B Cory Raley: average at best arm; average at best range; still should be good enough to stick at SS; could be really good at 2B; plus to plus-plus speed; raw bat; great athlete; Texas A&M transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .350/.408/.486 – 17 BB/34 K – 3/6 SB – 183 AB
2016: .333/.427/.489 – 36 BB/54 K – 18/18 SB – 225 AB

52 – Dallas Baptist JR SS/2B Camden Duzenack: sneaky pop; good glove; 5-8, 170 pounds

2014: .321/.383/.430 – 13 BB/25 K – 6/9 SB – 165 AB
2015: .286/.379/.394 – 21 BB/19 K – 9/10 SB – 241 AB
2016: .287/.351/.433 – 14 BB/22 K – 6/8 SB – 164 AB

53 – Louisburg rSO SS Bryce Myers: plus to plus-plus speed; 6-3, 200 pounds

2016: .310/.392/.508 – 20 BB/29 K – 26/28 SB – 187 AB

54 – Utah SR SS/2B Cody Scaggari: good defender; good athlete; 5-10, 180 pounds

2014: .288/.370/.356 – 8 BB/14 K – 4/6 SB – 104 AB
2015: .252/.316/.376 – 15 BB/18 K – 8/16 SB – 202 AB
2016: .327/.378/.482 – 13 BB/11 K – 6/10 SB – 199 AB

55 – New Mexico SR SS/2B Dalton Bowers: plus glove; 5-9, 170 pounds

2015: .218/.326/.293 – 21 BB/31 K – 5/7 SB – 147 AB
2016: .295/.442/.453 – 45 BB/48 K – 12/18 SB – 190 AB

56 – San Jacinto SO SS Brandon Montgomery: plus speed; 6-0, 180 pounds

2016: .379/.405/.591 – 8 BB/19 K – 30/35 SB – 203 AB

57 – Manhattan JR SS Jose Carrera: strong arm; steady glove; good speed; not as big as his listed height/weight; 5-6, 145 pounds

2014: .260/.321/.342 – 18 BB/24 K – 26/29 SB – 196 AB
2015: .190/.358/.317 – 14 BB/9 K – 15/16 SB – 63 AB
2016: .314/.370/.453 – 17 BB/23 K – 20/29 SB – 236 AB

58 – Seattle JR SS Griffin Andreychuk: good speed; 5-9, 185 pounds

2014: .297/.409/.324 – 11 BB/16 K – 3/3 SB – 111 AB
2015: .306/.407/.421 – 31 BB/42 K – 7/8 SB – 216 AB
2016: .293/.397/.386 – 28 BB/32 K – 11/16 SB – 215 AB

59 – Hofstra JR SS/2B Brad Witkowski: good glove; good athlete; 5-10, 190 pounds

2014: .330/.410/.364 – 11 BB/10 K – 2/3 SB – 88 AB
2015: .312/.406/.408 – 15 BB/24 K – 10/16 SB – 157 AB
2016: .289/.357/.417 – 15 BB/18 K – 8/10 SB – 187 AB

60 – Northern Illinois SR SS Brian Sisler: good athlete; 6-2, 190 pounds

2014: .304/.406/.369 – 29 BB/19 K – 5/8 SB – 168 AB
2015: .309/.406/.431 – 30 BB/23 K – 6/8 SB – 188 AB
2016: .288/.397/.419 – 33 BB/19 K – 4/6 SB – 215 AB

61 – UC Irvine SR SS Mikey Duarte: steady glove; 5-11, 180 pounds

2015: .345/.416/.429 – 18 BB/20 K – 1/4 SB – 226 AB

62 – Louisiana JR SS/2B Brad Antchak: power upside; good glove; 6-0, 185 pounds

2016: .233/.331/.328 – 14 BB/19 K – 4/6 SB – 116 AB

63 – Buffalo SR SS Bobby Sheppard: good speed; good glove; power upside; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: .270/.341/.287 – 16 BB/23 K – 11/12 SB – 178 AB
2016: .323/.390/.377 – 21 BB/22 K – 6/9 SB – 220 AB

64 – New Mexico State SR SS Brandon Greiger: good hit tool; FAVORITE; 6-0, 165 pounds

*2015*: .478/.563/.701 – 42 BB/30 K – 17/26 SB – 201 AB)

65 – Marshall JR SS/2B Leo Valenti: improving bat; 5-11, 200 pounds

2016: .271/.421/.413 – 30 BB/20 K – 6/11 SB – 155 AB

66 – Texas Southern rSO SS Richard Alamo: very good speed; leadoff approach; 5-7, 165 pounds

2016: .337/.448/.400 – 19 BB/18 K – 21/24 SB – 95 AB

67 – Crowder CC FR SS Jacob Adams: plus glove; 5-10, 160 pounds

2016: .315/.395/.476 – 29 BB/35 K – 12/13 SB – 248 AB

68 – Fairleigh Dickinson JR SS Matt McCann: high contact hitter; 5-9, 170 pounds

2015: .300/.383/.338 – 18 BB/18 K – 14/23 SB – 160 AB
2016: .323/.410/.416 – 17 BB/14 K – 27/39 SB – 161 AB

69 – Central Arkansas SR SS Logan Preston: solid approach; 6-1, 215 pounds

2015: .222/.343/.460 – 24 BB/31 K – 1/4 SB – 176 AB
2016: .300/.420/.411 – 40 BB/40 K – 3/5 SB – 190 AB

70 – Liberty SR SS Dalton Britt: steady glove; strong hit tool; 6-0, 210 pounds

2014: .299/.348/.348 – 16 BB/30 K – 6/9 SB – 221 AB
2015: .294/.355/.436 – 21 BB/43 K – 10/11 SB – 218 AB
2016: .292/.359/.429 – 23 BB/44 K – 5/12 SB – 233 AB

71 – Southern JR SS/RHP Troy Lewis: strong arm; interesting power; 5-10, 185 pounds

*2015*: .372/.442/.558 – 18 BB/17 K – 6/7 SB – 156 AB
2016: .331/.427/.488 – 16 BB/32 K – 5/8 SB – 160 AB

72 – St. Peter’s SR SS Jon Kristoffersen: steady glove; 6-1, 185 pounds

2014: .305/.349/.395 – 12 BB/52 K – 6/7 SB – 220 AB
2015: .266/.333/.391 – 18 BB/49 K – 8/9 SB – 192 AB
2016: .286/.344/.483 – 15 BB/24 K – 12/16 SB – 203 AB

73 – Holy Cross SR SS Nick Lovullo: good athlete; steady glove; future Red Sox 40th round pick; 5-11, 180 pounds

2013: .203/.312/.286 – 12 BB/25 K – 1/3 SB – 133 AB
2014: .266/.374/.308 – 21 BB/24 K – 9/12 SB – 169 AB
2015: .278/.410/.392 – 31 BB/29 K – 7/11 SB – 176 AB
2016: .225/.363/.343 – 40 BB/22 K – 6/15 SB – 213 AB

74 – Penn SR SS Ryan Mincher: good arm; good athlete; 6-1, 185 pounds

2014: .271/.376/.436 – 21 BB/25 K – 2/5 SB – 133 AB
2015: .328/.414/.484 – 15 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 122 AB
2016: .257/.366/.450 – 21 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 140 AB

75 – Oregon JR SS/2B Mark Karaviotis: good defender; strong arm; average speed; coming off a lost season, but still an interesting all-around prospect; older Mark Ellis comp; 6-0, 175 pounds

2014: .254/.369/.303 – 19 BB/49 K – 7/9 SB – 142 AB
2015: .270/.407/.374 – 28 BB/43 K – 5/9 SB – 174 AB
2016: .077/.143/.077 – 0 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 13 AB

2016 MLB Draft – Final Board (College Third Basemen)

1 – 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…though the emphasis remains on raw as his swing and current body make it tough to translate in games; above-average to plus arm, some like it less; good glove at either spot, loved his 2B range in my looks, so wouldn’t shut the door on playing him there if I had a say; keep going back to Anthony Rendon Lite as a comparison, though Kyle Seager, Logan Forsythe, and/or young Michael Cuddyer all fit in various ways as well; similar to Zack Collins in that he’s got the high floor/high ceiling mix that makes him a safe yet exciting top ten caliber player; RHH; 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

2 – Menlo JR 3B/RHP Lucas Erceg: good athlete; plus power upside that he’s still figuring out how best to use consistently; obvious plus arm strength; really good glove; hit tool progression was a pleasant surprise throughout the spring; Cal transfer; very thoughtful Sam Monroy comp: Matt Carpenter; have heard those who love him say lefty Josh Donaldson/Nolan Arenado (as draft prospects); LHH; 92-98 FB as backup plan ain’t bad; 6-1, 190 pounds

2015: .303/.357/.502 – 16 BB/28 K – 5/8 SB – 231 AB
*2016*: .308/.351/.639 – 15 BB/18 K – 3 SB – 227 AB

2014: 5.79 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 14.0 IP – 1.93 ERA
2015: 5.94 K/9 – 1.70 BB/9 – 10.2 IP – 2.53 ERA
*2016*: 12.52 K/9 – 3.13 BB/9 – 23.0 IP – 0.78 ERA

3 – Oklahoma JR 3B/RHP Sheldon Neuse: plus arm; steady glove, chance to be above-average or better at third once he makes the full-time switch; 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
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

2014: 8.25 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 12 IP – 2.25 ERA
2016: 8.83 K/9 – 2.33 BB/9 – 19.1 IP – 1.40 ERA

4 – Louisville rSO 3B/SS Blake Tiberi: plus hit tool; great athlete; average power upside; above-average arm; good speed; strong defender; compares fairly well to Lucas Erceg minus the otherworldly arm strength; 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

5 – Bradley JR 3B Spencer Gaa: plus speed; average or better power upside; strong arm; quick bat; really underrated talent; 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

6 – Pittsburgh SO 3B/SS Charles LeBlanc: quick bat; above-average or better arm; good athlete; strong build, long, lean, and powerful; serious power upside; young for class AND from a non-traditional baseball background = potential steal; 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

7 – Towson JR 3B/C Brady Policelli: average to above-average speed; power upside; good athlete; plus arm; played a pretty decent shortstop in 2016; FAVORITE; 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

8 – Austin Peay JR 3B/SS Logan Gray: plus to plus-plus speed yet others have it above-average, either way he can run a little; easy average to above-average power upside; good approach, getting better; great defensive tools at the hot corner; 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

9 – 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 when at his best, Chris Dominguez when he’s not; I lean towards the latter being the more likely outcome, but you still can’t quit on a guy with his kind of power; RHH; 6-4, 220 pounds

2014: .266/.333/.355 – 18 BB/48 K – 1/3 SB – 169 AB
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

2014: 5.68 K/9 – 2.37 BB/9 – 38 IP – 2.13 ERA
2015: 7.01 K/9 – 3.36 BB/9 – 61.2 IP – 3.21 ERA
2016: 7.70 K/9 – 3.66 BB/9 – 71.1 IP – 3.28 ERA

10 – 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; lots of 5’s on his card make him one of the better senior-signs out there; 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

11 – LSU SO 3B/2B Greg Deichmann: real power upside; above-average to plus speed, plays down; strong; way too aggressive, but slowly improving there; great athlete; many split opinions about his long-term defensive home, but I continue to believe in him at third; 6-2, 190 pounds

2016: .268/.324/.482 – 16 BB/40 K – 5/11 SB – 220 AB

12 – 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

13 – 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

14 – 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

15 – Arkansas rSO 3B/C Carson Shaddy: good athlete; quick bat; really good defender at both spots, especially third where his actions have flashed plus; good approach; can also play CF and 2B; wouldn’t be a shock to see him move back behind the plate as a pro; Tommy John survivor who is still rebuilding arm strength; 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

16 – 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

17 – 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

18 – 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

19 – 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

20 – Franklin Pierce JR 3B Jay Jabs: plus arm; power upside; good speed; LHH: 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .352/.466/.638 – 42 BB/32 K – 16/21 SB – 213 AB

21 – East Tennessee State JR 3B Blake Rowlett: power upside; good approach; good glove; 5-10, 180 pounds

2016: .311/.429/.500 – 40 BB/30 K – 5/5 SB – 190 AB

22 – Western Kentucky SR 3B Danny Hudzina: good glove; good athlete; power upside; has also played 2B and C; 5-11

2015: .327/.369/.515 – 14 BB/16 K – 3/5 SB – 202 AB
2016: .408/.470/.564 – 26 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 218 AB

23 – Clemson JR 3B/SS Weston Wilson: good defensive tools; above-average power upside; quick bat; good athlete; can also play 2B; very talented player just scratching the surface of his ability; older PG comp: Richie Shaffer; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds

2014: .240/.316/.312 – 15 BB/30 K – 3/5 SB – 154 AB
2015: .251/.326/.385 – 21 BB/46 K – 7/10 SB – 195 AB
2016: .279/.343/.434 – 26 BB/42 K – 8/13 SB – 251 AB

24 – Saint Louis SR 3B/C Braxton Martinez: quick bat; power upside; average speed; above-average defensive tools; above-average arm; FAVORITE; 6-3, 220 pounds

2013: .322/.392/.459 – 27 BB/32 K – 1/2 SB – 242 AB
2014: .291/.374/.424 – 24 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 203 AB
2015: .314/.391/.469 – 26 BB/29 K – 1/3 SB – 207 AB
2016: .281/.376/.433 – 30 BB/22 K – 0/3 SB – 217 AB

25 – Seattle JR 3B Brock Carpenter: power upside; plus arm; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: .247/.366/.367 – 27 BB/32 K – 4/5 SB – 158 AB
2016: .327/.444/.532 – 41 BB/53 K – 6/9 SB – 205 AB

26 – LSU-Eunice CC 3B Nick Coomes: plus defender; 6-0, 190 pounds

2016: .359/.458/.684 – 33 BB/48 K – 15/16 SB – 209 AB

27 – Texas A&M JR 3B/C Ronnie Gideon: plus raw power; plus arm strength; steady glove; quick bat; defense and swing-and-miss remain open questions; 6-3, 240 pounds

2015: .294/.359/.522 – 13 BB/42 K – 0/0 SB – 136 AB
2016: .284/.419/.597 – 17 BB/30 K – 1/1 SB – 67 AB

28 – Ohio State rSR 3B Nick Sergakis: great glove; undersized, but athletic enough to make it as a utility guy; 5-8, 180 pounds

2014: .318/.366/.404 – 8 BB/25 K – 3/7 SB – 151 AB
2015: .250/.352/.330 – 18 BB/44 K – 6/6 SB – 176 AB
2016: .332/.451/.542 – 36 BB/34 K – 15/17 SB – 238 AB

29 – Rutgers SR 3B/C RJ Devish: great approach; strong arm; good athlete; might be able to hold up behind plate; 5-11, 170 pounds

2014: .274/.408/.310 – 7 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 84 AB
2015: .245/.368/.252 – 16 BB/18 K – 13/14 SB – 143 AB
2016: .375/.524/.435 – 41 BB/19 K – 24/27 SB – 168 AB

30 – Florida Tech JR 3B John Sternagel: power upside; good approach; steady glove; accurate arm; Florida transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds

2014: .238/.342/.267 – 14 BB/16 K – 1/3 SB – 101 AB
2015: .178/.327/.311 – 7 BB/8 K – 1/1 SB – 45 AB
*2016*: .381/.477/.579 – 30 BB/33 K – 36/41 SB – 197 AB

31 – Cal SR 3B/C Mitchell Kranson: has experience calling own games behind the plate; good mobility/good range; lots of hard contact; West Coast version of Gavin Collins; 5-9, 210 pounds

2013: .288/.333/.365 – 7 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 104 AB
2014: .231/.283/.317 – 7 BB/13 K – 0/1 SB – 104 AB
2015: .273/.303/.467 – 5 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 165 AB
2016: .333/.376/.474 – 15 BB/26 K – 1/3 SB – 213 AB

32 – Utah rJR 3B Dallas Carroll: good athlete; good approach; 6-0, 200 pounds

2013: .282/.361/.350 – 11 BB/14 K – 7/9 SB – 103 AB
2015: .283/.407/.332 – 28 BB/22 K – 16/26 SB – 187 AB
2016: .300/.416/.465 – 27 BB/22 K – 9/16 SB – 200 AB

33 – Georgia Tech SR 3B/SS Matt Gonzalez: quick bat; average arm; above-average speed; average power; good hands; strong; talent remains ahead of production; 5-11, 200 pounds

2013: .295/.331/.392 – 12 BB/45 K – 11/15 SB – 227 AB
2014: .314/.358/.416 – 20 BB/55 K – 9/17 SB – 255 AB
2015: .285/.317/.412 – 13 BB/52 K – 10/14 SB – 221 AB
2016: .378/.419/.577 – 18 BB/39 K – 10/16 SB – 246 AB

34 – Neosho County CC FR 3B Brylie Ware: decent production; 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .560/.660/1.128 – 37 BB/14 K – 6/7 SB – 218 AB

35 – Dallas Baptist JR 3B/OF Austin Listi: powerful athlete with untapped offensive potential; had previously expressed desire to give up baseball for military service, but back on the field within a year; 6-0, 200 pounds

2013: .243/.345/.439 – 23 BB/51 K – 5/8 SB – 214 AB
2014: .285/.380/.477 – 24 BB/44 K – 4/5 SB – 235 AB
2016: .275/.403/.521 – 25 BB/40 K – 3/4 SB – 167 AB

36 – Tabor SR 3B Alex Couch: good hit tool; steady glove; 6-3, 210 pounds

2016: .370/.438/.514 – 15 BB/9 K – 4/5 SB – 138 AB

37 – College of Southern Nevada SO 3B/SS Brody Westmoreland: strong arm; power upside; good athlete; very much looks the part; San Diego State transfer; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: .156/.235/.311 – 5 BB/16 K – 0/1 SB – 45 AB
*2016*: .366/.466/.726 – 26 BB/47 K – 6/7 SB – 175 AB

38 – Miami (Ohio) SR 3B/OF Chad Sedio: good approach; average at best glove; good athlete; can also play 2B and SS at a passable level; 6-3, 200 pounds

2013: .324/.404/.412 – 12 BB/31 K – 6/9 SB – 148 AB
2014: .289/.380/.410 – 13 BB/35 K – 5/8 SB – 166 AB
2015: .330/.408/.560 – 10 BB/19 K – 1/3 SB – 91 AB
2016: .269/.379/.528 – 20 BB/48 K – 14/16 SB – 197 A

39 – Mississippi JR 3B/1B Colby Bortles: good athlete; power upside; better glove for a man his size than you’d think; 6-5, 250 pounds

2014: .250/.386/.397 – 11 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 68 AB
2015: .281/.365/.442 – 26 BB/63 K – 0/2 SB – 199 AB
2016: .269/.379/.475 – 31 BB/59 K – 0/0 SB – 219 AB

40 – Northwest Nazarene SR 3B/2B Tyler Davis: plus approach; could also play OF; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

2016: .328/.401/.621 – 21 BB/27 K – 6/8 SB – 195 AB

41 – Vanderbilt SO 3B/SS Will Toffey: good athlete; average or better power; above-average to plus arm; average to above-average speed; good approach; good glove; strong; can also play 2B; talented guy, but weird power loss and two remaining years of eligibility figure to make him a tougher sign than it’ll be worth; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .294/.380/.420 – 34 BB/65 K – 8/12 SB – 255 AB
2016: .227/.387/.266 – 51 BB/44 K – 9/13 SB – 203 AB

42 – Virginia Military Institute SR 3B David Geary: steadying infield presence; 6-2, 215 pounds

2015: .285/.371/.376 – 20 BB/35 K – 5/7 SB – 186 AB
2016: .320/.424/.562 – 31 BB/39 K – 9/12 SB – 203 AB

43 – Morehead State rJR 3B Alex Stephens: quick bat; 6-1, 190 pounds

2015: .331/.360/.543 – 6 BB/9 K – 2/2 SB – 127 AB
2016: .357/.389/.535 – 11 BB/17 K – 12/16 SB – 230 AB

44 – Grambling State JR 3B Daniel Barnett: highly productive bat; 5-11

2016: .408/.504/.647 – 34 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 184 AB

45 – Louisiana JR 3B/2B Brenn Conrad: power upside; steady glove; 5-10, 200 pounds

2015: .241/.284/.317 – 7 BB/14 K – 5/8 SB – 145 AB
2016: .289/.394/.428 – 23 BB/15 K – 5/8 SB – 201 AB

46 – Tennessee SR 3B/2B Jeff Moberg: strong glove; undersized, but athletic enough to make it as a utility guy; 5-9, 170 pounds

2013: .242/.359/.263 – 10 BB/19 K – 4/4 SB – 99 AB
2015: .167/.242/.300 – 1 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 30 AB
2016: .415/.519/.554 – 10 BB/11 K – 4/6 SB – 65 AB

47 – Louisiana Tech JR 3B Raphael Gladu: highly productive bat; 6-2, 190 pounds

2016: .365/.459/.506 – 23 BB/15 K – 5/6 SB – 156 AB

48 – Quinnipiac SR 3B/RHP Joseph Burns: good approach; low-90s FB; interesting late-round mix of tools and production; St. John’s transfer; 5-11, 215 pounds

2016: .294/.377/.481 – 26 BB/31 K – 5/9 SB – 187 AB

49 – Yale JR 3B Richard Slenker: impressive track record of hitting; 5-11, 200 pounds

2014: .352/.414/.410 – 9 BB/12 K – 3/4 SB – 105 AB
2015: .290/.367/.407 – 13 BB/24 K – 10/11 SB – 145 AB
2016: .342/.443/.513 – 23 BB/20 K – 7/10 SB – 158 AB

50 – Oral Roberts JR 3B/OF Rolando Martinez: power upside; 6-0, 185 pounds

2015: .322/.403/.405 – 16 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 121 AB
2016: .294/.388/.382 – 24 BB/23 K – 1/2 SB – 170 AB

51 – New York Tech JR 3B/1B Louis Mele: intriguing raw power; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .364/.406/.636 – 6 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 140 AB
2016: .313/.357/.537 – 9 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 134 AB

52 – Wagner SR 3B/OF Ben Ruta: above-average arm; good speed; power upside; 6-3, 210 pounds

2013: .322/.409/.373 – 13 BB/15 K – 2/2 SB – 118 AB
2014: .250/.322/.358 – 15 BB/15 K – 18/21 SB – 204 AB
2015: .327/.412/.469 – 29 BB/33 K – 10/15 SB – 196 AB
2016: .343/.406/.439 – 20 BB/20 K – 9/15 SB – 198 AB

53 – Texas-San Antonio SR 3B/OF Geonte Jackson: good approach; average power; good defensive tools; good athlete; good speed; has flashed some real ability when on the field; LSU transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .298/.361/.363 – 20 BB/39 K – 6/11 SB – 215 AB
2016: .310/.388/.548 – 6 BB/8 K – 2/3 SB – 42 AB

54 – Georgia Highlands FR 3B Brandon Bell: good hit tool; quick bat; good speed; 6-2, 210 pounds

2016: .298/.397/.540 – 25 BB/33 K – 5/5 SB – 198 AB

55 – Pittsburgh JR 3B Ron Sherman: intriguing physical/athletic profile; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: .232/.293/.397 – 10 BB/47 K – 2/4 SB – 151 AB
2016: .282/.379/.534 – 19 BB/40 K – 1/3 SB – 131 AB

56 – BYU SO 3B Nate Favero: early season coach comp to Ben Zobrist makes him intriguing despite inconsistent season; 6-4, 185 pounds

2016: .317/.345/.490 – 4 BB/17 K – 2/2 SB – 104 AB

57 – Saint Louis SR 3B/SS Josh Bunselmeyer: productive college bat; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: .275/.353/.430 – 23 BB/48 K – 2/2 SB – 193 AB
2016: .325/.429/.579 – 37 BB/41 K – 2/4 SB – 209 AB

58 – Fairleigh Dickinson SR 3B Joel Roman: undersized, but productive; 5-8, 185 pounds

2014: .293/.316/.393 – 4 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 150 AB
2015: .246/.351/.438 – 17 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 130 AB
2016: .259/.429/.491 – 38 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 116 AB

59- Coastal Carolina SR 3B Zach Remillard: average or better raw power; solid defensive tools; good approach; strong arm; may not be athletic enough for 3B, but has improved a good bit over the past eighteen months; inconsistent hands; good speed; could be tried at 2B, but I wouldn’t; old BA comp: Gordon Beckham; talented player, but too aggressive at the plate for his own good; 6-2, 190 pounds

2013: .226/.270/.318 – 12 BB/42 K – 3/3 SB – 195 AB
2014: .259/.318/.368 – 16 BB/39 K – 3/4 SB – 193 AB
2015: .270/.339/.419 – 18 BB/38 K – 7/11 SB – 215 AB
2016: .348/.402/.644 – 18 BB/68 K – 12/14 SB – 233 AB

60 – Central Arizona FR 3B/1B Mitchell Robinson: strong; power upside; strong arm; below-average speed; can also play OF; Florida International transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds

2016: .374/.434/.583 – 21 BB/32 K – 4/6 SB – 206 AB

61 – Coastal Carolina SR 3B/C Tyler Chadwick: good approach; good athlete; average speed; can play anywhere, so could be useful minor league depth piece; 5-9, 200 pounds

2013: .333/.451/.359 – 8 BB/10 K – 0/1 SB – 39 AB
2014: .299/.389/.369 – 25 BB/28 K – 4/5 SB – 187 AB
2015: .302/.419/.459 – 30 BB/41 K – 3/5 SB – 172 AB
2016: .272/.383/.485 – 25 BB/36 K – 1/1 SB – 169 AB

62 – Indiana State SR 3B/OF Andy Young: average glove; power upside; has toned down his aggressive ways at plate and become much improved hitter; 5-11, 190 pounds

2015: .296/.378/.498 – 14 BB/33 K – 4/5 SB – 203 AB
2016: .299/.414/.480 – 30 BB/27 K – 6/12 SB – 221 AB

63 – Northwest Florida State CC SO 3B/SS Taylor Lane: quick bat; good glove; strong arm; good athlete; good speed; power upside; RHH; Florida transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds

2016: .325/.386/.438 – 16 BB/26 K – 7/8 SB – 203 AB

64 – North Carolina Greensboro SR 3B/RHP Collin Woody: strong arm; 84-88 FB with sink; average CU; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .296/.362/.508 – 20 BB/28 K – 1/2 SB – 199 AB
2016: .349/.418/.571 – 26 BB/43 K – 3/3 SB – 238 AB

65 – Western Michigan JR 3B Grant Miller: strong hit tool; 5-11, 170 pounds

2014: .269/.381/.308 – 21 BB/23 K – 3/4 SB – 182 AB
2015: .256/.406/.311 – 25 BB/20 K – 2/4 SB – 180 AB
2016: .330/.418/.397 – 26 BB/22 K – 4/8 SB – 209 AB

66 – Kansas State rJR 3B/C Steve Serratore: good glove; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .265/.367/.364 – 18 BB/28 K – 5/8 SB – 151 AB
2016: .310/.412/.500 – 13 BB/20 K – 4/4 SB – 100 AB

67 – Loyola Marymount JR 3B/C Jimmy Hill: production not yet there, but average or better hit tool; 5-11, 200 pounds

2016: .222/.308/.395 – 8 BB/18 K – 2/3 SB – 81 AB

68 – St. Mary’s SR 3B Anthony Villa: good approach; 6-2, 200 pounds

2013: .291/.356/.362 – 19 BB/30 K – 2/5 SB – 196 AB
2014: .276/.335/.345 – 20 BB/36 K – 4/8 SB – 203 AB
2015: .343/.415/.488 – 20 BB/37 K – 1/5 SB – 201 AB
2016: .297/.402/.481 – 30 BB/51 K – 2/7 SB – 212 AB

69 – Wichita State SR 3B Chase Rader: interesting bat; above-average to plus raw power; strong arm; steady glove; really good athlete; strong; above-average to plus speed; louder tools than results, but a lot for a pro team to work with; 6-0, 215 pounds

2015: .239/.363/.381 – 19 BB/59 K – 13/18 SB – 176 AB
2016: .258/.345/.379 – 10 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 124 AB

70 – Virginia Tech JR 3B/SS Ryan Tufts: steady glove; average speed; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .232/.344/.256 – 12 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 82 AB
2015: .245/.324/.298 – 6 BB/23 K – 1/1 SB – 94 AB
2016: .284/.386/.416 – 27 BB/37 K – 0/1 SB – 197 AB

71 – Boston College SR 3B/SS Joe Cronin: above-average glove; can also play 1B, 2B, and OF; 5-10, 180 pounds

2014: .291/.372/.404 – 26 BB/40 K – 2/6 SB – 203 AB
2015: .223/.335/.361 – 24 BB/46 K – 0/1 SB – 166 AB
2016: .271/.381/.432 – 34 BB/45 K – 11/14 SB – 199 AB

72 – Mercer JR 3B Danny Edgeworth: good defender; 6-3, 190 pounds

2015: .292/.398/.443 – 22 BB/44 K – 5/6 SB – 212 AB
2016: .265/.385/.448 – 33 BB/42 K – 2/3 SB – 230 AB

73 – Texas-San Antonio SR 3B/SS Tyler Straub: good hit tool; average or better speed; power upside; average glove; average arm; has also played 1B; definite sleeper potential this low; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: .340/.391/.463 – 12 BB/26 K – 12/15 SB – 162 AB
2016: .282/.342/.366 – 16 BB/19 K – 9/13 SB – 202 AB

74 – Central Florida JR 3B/SS Kam Gellinger: really good defensive tools; strong arm; good speed; interesting bat; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .198/.234/.287 – 4 BB/23 K – 3/3 SB – 101 AB
2016: .282/.365/.400 – 20 BB/36 K – 5/7 SB – 195 AB

75 – Tennessee JR 3B Jordan Rodgers: good speed; sneaky pop; 6-1, 185 pounds

2014: .130/.333/.130 – 5 BB/5 K – 3/3 SB – 23 AB
2015: .278/.351/.340 – 8 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 97 AB)
2016: .282/.337/.454 – 15 BB/41 K – 13/14 SB – 216 AB