The Top 134 Players in the 2016 MLB Draft


   This isn't rocket science. I am never right and these aren't my picks. It simply is the average of the last 96 mock drafts published online this mock season.
   That being said...

   1.     LHP           A,J. Puk                        Florida

   2.     OF              Kyle Lewis                    Mercer

   3.     LHP           Jason Groome              Barnegat HS (NJ)                

   4.     OF              Mickey Moniak            La Costa Canyon HS (CA)

   5.     RPP           Riley Pint                     St. Thomas Aquinas HS (KS)

   6.     OF              Corey Ray                    Louisville

   7.     SS              Devin Perez                 Intl. Baseball Academy (PR)

   8.     3B               Nick Senzel                  Tennessee                              

   9.     OF              Blake Rutherford        Charminade HS (CA)

   10.  RHP          Matt Manning              Sheldon HS (CA)

   11.   C               Zack Collins                 Mami

   12.  LHP          Braxton Garrett          Florance HS (AL)

   13.  OF-1B       Alex Kirloff                  Plum HS (PA)

   14.  RHP          Ian Anderson               Shenendohowa HS (NY)

   15.  RHP          Dakota Hudson            Mississippi State   

   16.  RHP          Forrest Whitely           Alamo Heights HS (TX)

   17.  3B-P         Josh Lowe                     Pope HS (GA)                      

   18.  SS-3B       Nolan Jones                  Holy Ghost Prep (PA)         

   19.  RHP          Jordan Sheffield          Vanderbilt                              
Sheffield is a very skilled righty and the bother of Justus Sheffield, who was taken by the Indians in the first-round of the 2014 draft.  Sheffield has two plus pitches (fastball and slider) and the potential to develop a third (changeup). He does tend to overthrow and needs to work on repeating his delivery. He also has a troubling injury history and that could push his stock down some. Overall, Sheffield has plenty of potential and could be a future star at the big league level if he stays healthy.

   20.  RHP          Cal Quatrill                 Stanford                                

   21.  3B-1B       Will Craig                    Wake Forest                          

   22.  OF             Taylor Trammell        Mount Paran Christian (GA) 

   23.  RHP          Justin Dunn                 Boston College                     

   24.  OF             Buddy Reed                 Florida                                  

   25.  RHP          Connor Jones               Vieginia                                 

   26.  OF             Bryan Reynolds           Vanderbilt                            

   27.  OF             Will Benson                  Westminster Schools (GA) 

   28.  RHP          Robert Tyler                Georgia                                 

   29.  RHP          Kevin Gowdy               Barbara HS (CA)                 

   30.  LHP          Eric Lauer                    Kent State                           

31.  RHRP       Zach Burdi                   Louisville                              
The brother in this story is Nick Burdi, who saved 34 games for Louisville between 2012-2014.  While on campus, the elder Burdi posted a 1.80 ERA while striking out 13.36 per 9 innings. Nick was a second round selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2014 and has struck out 13 batters per 9 innings as a professional, relying almost elusively on a fastball/slider mix.  He does have a changeup, but when you bump 100 with your fastball and 90 with your slider, there isn’t much need for it in short spurts. Entering the 2016 campaign, Burdi was ranked as the #37th best college prospect perBaseball America, while coming in at #29 on the D1Baseball list.
32.  RHP          Cody Sedlock               Illinois 
   33.  LHP          Joey Wentz                   Shawnee Mission East (KS)

   34.  RHP          Jared Horn                   Vintage HS (CA)                  
   35.  RHP          T.J. Zeuch                    Pittsburgh                            

   36.  SS             Drew Mendoza            Lake Minneola HS (FL)       

   37.  LHP          Kyle Muller                  Jesuit College Prep (TX      

   38.  RHP          Logan Shore                 Florida                                  

   39.  SS             Gavin Lux                    Indian Trail Academy (WI)

   40.  RHP          Alex Speas                    Mceachen HS (GA)              

   41.  C               Chris Okey                   Clemson                                

   42.  LHP          Anthony Kay                Connecticut                          

   43.  3B              Carter Kieboom          Walton HS (GA)                   

   44.  C               Matt Thaiss                  Virginia

   45.  RHP          Alec Hansen                 Oklahoma                             

   46.  RHP          Daulton Jeffries          Cal                                         

   47.  3B              Joe Rizzo                      Oakton HS (VA)                   

   48.  LHP          Jesus Luzardo              Stoneman Douglass HS (FL)

   49.  OF             Jake Frahey                 LSU                                       

  50.  RHP          Reggie Lawson             Victor Valley HS (CA)         

   51.  RHP          Jon Duplantier            Rice                                       

   52.  RHP          Corbin Burnes             St. Mary’s                             

   53.  RHP          Zack Brown                  Kentucky                               

   54.  RHP          Zach Jackson               Arkansas                               

   55.  C               Sean Murphy               Wright State                         

   56.  OF             Ryan Boldt                   Nebraska                               

   57.  LHP          Matt Crohan                Winthrop                              

   58.  RHP          Austin Bergner            Windermere Prep (FL)        

   59.  IF              Bo Bichette                  Lakewood HS (FL)               

   60.  SS             Bryson Brigman                   San Diego                             

   61.  3B              Bobby Dalbec              Arizona                                 

   62.  LHP          Matt Krook                  Oregon                                  

   63.  OF             Heath Quinn                Samford                             

64.  RHP          Bailey Clark                  Duke                                      
The Blue Devils’ top pro prospect for the 2016 draft is righthander Bailey Clark. A native of Asheville, N.C., Clark was the No. 257 player in the 2013 BA 500, and has steadily grown into the velocity that his frame and arm speed indicated. Clark threw one inning on Thursday, facing live hitters for the first time since he pitched for Team USA in the summer.Clark faced four batters, walking one, striking out two, and getting one batter to line out. His fastball peaked at 96 mph, and rested comfortably at 92-95. His best secondary offering was his changeup, an upper 80s pitch with late diving action. Clark was able to locate his changeup down in the zone, or bury it through the bottom of the zone as a chase pitch. He also showed a slider, which showed some teeth as it broke down and to his arm side.
     65.  C               Ben Rortvedt               Verona Area HS (WI)          

   66.  C               Cooper Johnson           Carmel Catholic HS (IL)

   67.  OF             Avery Tuck                  Steele Canyon HS (CA)                

   68.  LHP          Cole Ragans                 N Florida Christian HS (FL)

   69.  OF             Penny Grier                 Auburn     

   70.   SS             Nonie Williams            Turner HS (KS) 

   71.  RHP          Kyle Cody                     Kentucky                               

   72.  SS             Errol Robinson            Mississippi                            

   73.  OF             Stephen Wrenn            Georgia                                 

   74.  RHP          Mike Shawaryn           Maryland                              

   75.  OF             Akil Baddoo                 Salem HS (GA)                    

   76.  2B              Carlos Cortez              Lake Howell HS (FL)           

   77.  3B              Ulysses Cantu              Boswell HS (TX)                  

   78.  LHP          Jared Poche                 LSU                                       

   79.  RHP          Zac Gallen                    UNC                                      

   80.  LHP          Tyler Baum                  West Orange HS (FL)          

   81.  RHP          Zach Linginfelter        Sevier County HS (TN)       

   82.  OF             Nick Banks                   TAMU                                   

   83.  LHP          Rian Haire                   South Caldwell HS (NC)     

   84.  C               Brad Debo                    Orange HS (NC)                  

   85.  RHP          Ian Hamilton               Washington State                 

   86.  LHP          Eric Miller                   DeSmet Jesuit HS (MO)     

   87.  RHP          Max Kranick                Valley View HS (PA)           

   88.  SS             Daniel Bakst                Poly Prep County Day (NY)

   89.  RHP          Sam Tewes                   Wichita State                        

   90.  2B              Nick Quintana             Arbor View HS (NV)            

   91.  LHP          Nick Lodolo                  Damian HS (CA)                 

   92.  RHP          Zach Hess                     Liberty Christian (VA)        

   93.  RHP          Todd Peterson             Lake Mary HS (FL)             

94.  3B              Spencer Steer              Millikin HS (CA)                  

   Physical, well built, aggressive at the plate, good athletic setup, good takes, loose hands, quick twitch, plus baserunner, on the mound FB: 84-88mph
3/28: Quick arm on the mound, makes big pitch,

   95.  LHP          Ben Bowdon                 Vanderbilt                            

   96.  3B              Joey Polak                    Quincy Notre Dame HS (IL) 

   97.  C               Thomas Dillard           Oxford HS (MS)                  

   98.  RHP          Nolan Martinez           Culver City HS (CA)           

   99.  RHP          Keegan Thompson       Auburn                                  

   100.                     RHP          Kyle Funkhouser         Louisville                     

   101.                     RHP          Skylar Szyski               Penn HS (IN)              

   102.                     RHP          Nick Eicholtz               Alabama            

   103.                     RHP          Matt Cleveland            Windsor HS (CT)

   104.                    3B     Daniel Bakst              Poly Prep Country Day (NY) 

   105.                    3B     Lucas Erceg                 Menio HS (CA)                    

   106.                     SS             Sheldon Neuse             Oklahoma          

   107.                     RHP          Garrett Goodson         St. Pius X HS (GA)

   108.                    OF              Thomas Jones              Laurens HS (SC)        

   109.                     RHP          Chad Hocklin               Cal State Fullerton    

   110.                    OF              Hunter Bishop             Junipero Sierra HS (CA)

   111.                     P                Charles King                Coppell HS (TX)                  

   112.                    SS              Nonie Williams            Turner HS (KS)                   

   113.                    RHP           Dave Dunning              Florida     

   114.                    2B               Calvin Biggio               Notre Dame                          

   115.                     RHP          Will Crowe                   South Carolina

   116.                     LHP          Jeff Belge                     Henninger HS (NY)             

   117.                     RHP          Kyle Serrano                Tennessee                              

   118.                     RHP          Ryan Zeferjahn            Seaman HS (KS)                  

   119.                    OF              Willie Abreu                Miami                          

   120.                    OF              Ronnie Dawson            Ohio State                   

   121.                    OF              Seth Beer                     Clemson                      

   122.                    3B               Ryder Ryan                  North Carolina           

   123.                    3B               Cole Stobbe                  Millard West HS (NE) 


124.                    OF              Brandon Marsh           Buford HS (GA)          
 My current lean is Brandon Marsh, the highly athletic plus to plus-plus runner out of Georgia. We know he’s got four average or better tools (you can add a plus arm, average or better raw power, and easy center field range to his hot wheels), but, like many prospects of his ilk, we don’t know how his bat will play against professional pitching. Between the swing, the bat speed, and his approach to date, there are lots of encouraging signs, so gambling you at least get an average-ish hit tool out of him seems more than fair. Combined with his other tools, that player is a potential monster. Everything said about Marsh can also be said about Taylor Trammel

   125.                    C                Mario Feliciano           Carlos Beltran Acad (PR)  

   126.                    RHP           Dustin May                  Ft. Worth Academy (TX)

   127.                    OF              Nick Solak                    Louisville                     

   128.                    C                Karl Ellison                  Vanderbilt

   129.                    RHP           Tyler Benninghoff       Rockhurst HS (KS)    

   130.                    OF              Kep Brown                   Spartenburg Methodist

   131.                    OF              Ronald Washington     Ridge Point HS (TX) 

   132.                    C                Will Haynie                  Alabama

   133.                    C                Brett Cumberland      Cal

   134.                    C                Will Smith                    Louisville


Dallas said...

Hey, you spelled my high school name wrong its Shenendehowa :)

I think yesterdays loss was one of the least painful losses. Seeing Harvey dominate for a 2nd straight start took the edge away. If they Mets can find a way to improve the offense they could easily go on a long winning streak. Joel Sherman pointed out that they have actually scored 3 fewer runs than last year up to this point. Did you think that was possible?

Do the Mets continue to decimate the farm system to upgrade offense? Do we have any untouchable guys in the minors? Is this Conlon guy trending that way? Would they give up Rosario?

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