Mack’s Sunday Draft Report – 5-1-16 – New Mock, Cal Quatrill, Chris Okey, Heath Quinn


Good morning.

Dillon Cloud came out with his first mock draft, Baseball Essential, on April 19th and Draft Site updated their two round, 70 pick draft last Sunday. Lastly, Craig Lambert put his 55 pick mock up as well on Draft Site.

So, where does these three additional mocks (minus the three oldest) leave us averaging –

We’ll show you what the ‘experts’ and pundits are saying about the Mets picks at #19, #31, and #64:

1.       LHP           Jason Groome              Barnegat HS (NJ)
2.       SS              Delvin Perez                Intl Baseball Acad (PR)
3.       RHP           Riley Pint                     St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
4.       OF              Corey Ray                    Louisville
5.       OF              Blake Rutherford        Charminade HS (CA)
6.       LHP           A.J. Puk                        Florida
7.       OF              Kyle Lewis                    Mercer
8.       IF               Nick Senzel                  Tennessee
9.       RHP           Alec Hansen                 Oklahoma
10.     OF              Mickey Moniak            La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
11.     RHP           Connor Jones               Virginia
12.     IF/P            Josh Lowe                     Pope HS (GA)
13.     OF              Will Benson                  Westminster Schools (GA)
14.     OF              Bryan Reynolds           Vanderbilt
15.     OF              Buddy Reed                 Florida
16.     IF               Nolan Jones                  Holy Ghost Prep HS (PA)
17.     LHP           Matt Krook                  Oregon
18.     RHP           Jordan Sheffield          Vanderbilt
19.     RHP           Cal Quatrill                 Stanford
20.     RHP           Kevin Gowdy               Barbara HS (CA)
21.     OF              Nick Banks                   Texax A and M
22.     RHP           Daulton Jeffries          Cal
23.     RHP           Ian Anderson               Shenendohowa HS (NY)
24.     RHP           Robert Tyler                Georgia
25.     RHP           Dakota Hudson            Mississippi State
26.     RHP           Logan Shore                 Florida
27.     IF               Bobby Dalbec              Arizona
28.     IF               Drew Mendoza            Lake Minneola HS (FL)
29.     RHP           Braxton Garrett          Florence HS (AL)
30.     RHP           Austin Bergner            Windermere Prep (FL)
31.     C                Chris Okey                   Clemson   
32.     RHP           Matt Manning              Sheldon HS (CA)
33.     C                Zack Collins                 Miami
34.     RHP           Mike Shawaryn           Maryland
35.     RHP           Alex Speas                    McEachern HS (GA)
36.     3B               Carter Kieboom          Walton HS (GA)
37.     OF              Ronald Washington     Dullus HS (TX)
38.     RHP           Reggie Lawson             Victor Valley HS (CA)
39.     1B-OF        Will Craig                    Wake Forest
40.     LHP           Jesus Luzardo            Stoneman Douglass HS (FL)
41.     RHP           Kyle Funkhouser         Louisville
42.     RHP           Zach Jackson               Arkansas
43.     RHP           Forrest Whitley           Alamo Height HS (TX)
44.     1B-OF        Alex Kirloff                  Plum HS (PA)
45.     LHP           Eric Lauer                    Kent State
46.     LHP           Anthony Kay                Univ. of Connecticut
47.     RHP           Bailey Clark                 Duke
48.     LHP           Matt Crohan                Winthrop
49.     OF              Jake Fraley                  LSU
50.     RHP           Zack Brown                  Kentucky
51.     RHP           Cody Sedlock               Illinois
52.     OF              Avery Tuck                  Steele Canyon HS (CA)
53.     LHP           Ben Bowden                 Vanderbilt
54.     RHP           Zach Burdi                   Louisville
55.     IF               Bo Bichette                   Lakewood HS (FL)
56.     RHP           Chad Hocklin               Cal State Fullerton
57.     RHP           Corbin Burnes             St. Mary’s
58.     OF              Ryan Boldt                   Nebraska
59.     RHP           Zach Linginfelter        Sevier County HS (TN)
60.     RHP           Joe Duplantier             Rice
61.     LHP           Jeff Belge                     Henninger HS (NY)
62.     IF               Carlos Cortez              Lake Howell HS (FL)
63.     RHP           Ian Hamilton               Washington State
64.     OF              Heath Quinn                Samford

We’ve talked before, and posted video on Quatrill. He easily is one of the top projected pitchers in the draft and, if he didn’t go down with injuries, could have been the first pitcher picked this year. The only question I have is does Sandy Alderson have the cahoons to pick someone that hasn’t thrown a pitch all year. We know the Nats do, but I can’t see the Mets doing something like this.

As for Okey, it’s tough for me to be objective here. My daughter graduated from Clemson and we all wear the Tigers’ orange on Saturday game days.

Some info on Okey –


Hitting - Okey is an average hitter at the plate, with power potential (somewhere around 10-20 homers a year). He squares up the ball well and has above average bat speed. Overall, he has the makings of a late bloomer at the plate, just like Yadier Molina was. Okey could potentially be a .300 hitter, but it may take a while for him to develop.

Fielding - Very talented catcher with an exceptional arm. He’s probably the best defensive catcher in the 2016 draft. His athleticism will also give him an ability to play other positions at the next level if a team feels like he’s not a pro catcher.

Baserunning - Not many catchers have average speed and Okey is right on the verge of being above average. He could potentially be a base running threat if he plays another position like second base, since that won’t do too much damage to his knees.

Regarding Quinn –

        OF Heath Quinn (Samford) – .330/.455/.679 with 22 BB/27 K

Like Neuse just missing the cutoff for .500/.700 by a few bombs, Quinn came into the weekend in need of just a few extra trips to first base (or any other base for that matter) to push his OBP over .500. Along the way his slugging dipped below the .700 line, but we’ll still count it since I used Friday’s numbers to originally sort (through the NCAA stats page) despite displaying stats as of the end of the weekend (via the more quickly updated team sites). Quinn is a physical 6-3, 220 pound outfielder with speed, power, and a solid approach. I’ve heard some speculate that he’s hurt some by the overwhelming presence of Kyle Lewis in his conference, but I think that’s nuts. There’s plenty of scouting love to go around, and the more general exposure the SoCon gets, the better it is for every team and every player.


Thomas Brennan said...

Mack, I like your projected picks. Don't let another Giolito pass us by.

Wilmer Flores: you are good, very good. Your start? Not so good, but everyone knows you are very good. It will come. Don't press...enjoy the party! You will hit soon enough.

Thomas Brennan said...

Mack, I like your projected picks. Don't let another Giolito pass us by.

Wilmer Flores: you are good, very good. Your start? Not so good, but everyone knows you are very good. It will come. Don't press...enjoy the party! You will hit soon enough.

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