Mack – 2019 Mock Draft v1.0


Yes, it is early, but you have to start somewhere, right?

This is my first mock draft. It averages 10 mocks that were released in the last 60 days.

A couple of things.

            This is the year of the infielders, with the emphasis on shortstop

            This is NOT the year of right-handed starters

There are only two great catchers, both of which will be long gone before we pick at #12.

The players I show as our first two picks at #12 and #42 are not my picks. They are the average of the mocks I used. I would not have picked two starters with these picks.

Here’s the mock:

  1.     SS        Bobby Witt Jr.                     Colleyville Heritage (TX)            

  2.     OF       Riley Greene                        Hagerty HS (FL)     

  3.     C          Shea Langeliers                 Baylor                                              

  4.     C          Adley Rutschman              Oregon State                                 

  5.     SS        C.J. Abrams                         Blessed Trinity (GA)

  6.     SS        Logan Davidson                 Clemson                                          

  7.     LHP     Hunter Barco                      The Bolles School (FL)                 

  8.     OF       Matt Wallner                     Southern Miss

  9.     RHP    Mathew Thompson          Cypress Ranch HS (TX)    

  10. LHP    Nick Lodolo                         TCU

  11. IF        Rece Hinds                           Niceville Senior (FL)                     

1 12. RHP   Tyler Dyson                         Florida                                 

  13. LHP    Zack Thompson                  Kentucky                             

  14. IF        Drew Mendoza                  Florida State                                  

  15. 3B      Josh Jung                              Texas Tech                          

  16. RHP   Brennan Malone               Port Ridge HS (NC)           

  17. IF        Nick Quintana                    Arizona                                

  18. OF      Mike Toglia                         UCLA                                     

  19. IF        Braden Shewmake            TAMU                                   

  20. IF        Bryson Stott                        UNLV                                    

  21. OF      Jerrion Ealy                          Jackson Prep (MS)            

  22. LHP    Graeme Stinson                 Duke                                     

  23. OF      Dominic Fletcher               Arkansas

  24. OF      Will Robinson                     Creighton

  25. 1B      Andrew Vaughn                 Cal                                         

  26. OF      Zach Watson                      LSU                                        

  27. IF        Will Holland                        Auburn                                

  28.  RHP  Tyler Baum                          North Carolina                  

  29. LHP    Adam Laskey                      Duke                                     

  30. IF        Greg Jones                           UNC Wilmington              

  31. RHP   Daniel Espino                      Bulloch HS (GA)                 

  32.RHP    Ryan Zeferjahn                   Kansas                                 

  33. 1B      Michael Busch                    North Carolina                  

  34. RHP   Mathew Allen                    Seminole HS (FL)

  35. IF        Tyler Calihan                      Providence Christian (FL)                       

  36. RHP   Alek Manoah                      West Virginia                                

  37. OF      Quin Cotton                        Grand Canyon                               

  38. OF      JJ Bledsay                            Vanderbilt                                      

  39. OF      Justin Fabian                      Trinity Catholic (FL)                     

  40. RHP   Jack Leiter                            Delbarton School (NJ)                 

  41. OF      Thomas Dillard                  Mississippi                                     

  42. LHP    Hayden Mullin                   Henderson HS (TN)                       

  43. IF        Josh Smith                           LSU                                                                

  44. RHP   D.J. Jefferson                      Desert Oasis HS (NV)                   

  45. 1B      Logan Wyatt                       Louisville                                         

  46. 1B      Spencer Brickhouse          East Carolina                                 

  47. OF      Logan Britt                          All Saints Episcopal (TX)            

  48. RHP   J.J. Goss                                Cypress Ranch HS (TX)                

  49. IF        Cade Doughty                    Denham Springs (LA)                  

  50. OF      Will Dalton                          Florida                                             



Reese Kaplan said...

I want hitters -- preferably contact hitters with power. They are few and far between.

Mack Ade said...

Reese -

If we want a power hitter, we all need to light a candle that Rece Hinds is still available when our pick comes up

High school kid out of the Florida Panhandle (Niceville Senior HS).

Perfect Game:

Rece Hinds is a 2019 SS/3B/OF with a 6-4 210 lb. frame from Niceville, FL who attends Niceville HS. Big and strong athletic build, long arms and room to get stronger. Third base tools defensively, has outstanding raw arm strength, good one spot lower half quickness and athleticism. Right handed hitter, elite level power with big raw bat speed and extension through contact, can get long and around the ball at times but can launch them to where others can't when everything comes together, has the ability to drive the right centerfield gap at times as well. Good student, verbal commitment to Louisiana State. Selected to play in the 2018 Perfect Game All American Classic.

There is a good chance he will still be there.

Mike Freire said...

I think you have to go best player available, right?

It's not like we are dominant in any particular area, big league club and the minor leagues included. Having a strategy for the overall draft is a good thing (like stocking the OF or finding a prospect Catcher), but with the first pick you can't ignore a talented player and go with someone else who better fills a need, IMO (unless the BPA also lines up with a need, of course).

Just my two cents

TexasGusCC said...

I've never been a fan of lumberjacks and windmills. That's why I tell Alonso that if he is striking out more than 20%, he will stay in the minors. He will always hit homeruns, but I don't want him turning into Lucas Duda. Likewise, the Mets need to draft good hitters. Hitters can develop power because of their good eye. Look at Rendon on Washington, Murphy on the Mets, and even Conforto. When a player becomes dependent on selling out for the homerun, i.e. Bryce Harper, his numbers will surely suffer. I want hitters, preferably athletic hitters, not power hitters.

Two more cents.

Tom Brennan said...

Rece Hinds - a name to remember.

This is all Jeff McNeil's fault - if he wasn't so good, we'd be drafting much earlier next June!

Mack Ade said...

Mike -

You build your draft board, by position, like Walter Football does.

Youn also have a second internal draft pick that lists all the players and averages all the offensive and defensive grading numbers.

When it is your turn, you make the decision between the top picks on all these rankings.


The Michael Conforto pick came up #1 as an OF and overall.

The opposite was Brandon Nimmo which was a gut feel pick.

I have always been a 'best player available' for the first 2 rounds but you can't turn your back when a team is lacking big bats.

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