2016 MLB Draft: First Round Snapshot

 

                1           Phillies  Phillies Logo

Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Calif.)

Scouting Report Here.

2

Reds

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Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

Not a sexy pick, but advanced hit tool, solid glove.  High floor.

3

Braves

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Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa HS (NY)

Stock elevated this spring.  6’4″ 180 w/ 3 average or better pitches.

4

Rockies

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Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Obscene velo.  102 mph at showcase.  Head whack.  FB/CH will play at any altitude.

5

Brewers

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Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

Tooled up!  Scouting Report w/ video here.

6

Athletics

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A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

Best player I saw this spring.  Scouting report w/ video here.

7

Marlins

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Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS.

Vanderbilt commit, up to 94 mph w/ one of the best HS curveballs in class.

8

Padres

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Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

Hasn’t pitched in nearly two 2 recovering from TJ.

9

Tigers

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Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon HS (Calif.)

Son of ex-NBA player.  Rumored to have floated out $5MM price tag.   2 sport commit to Loyola Marymount.

10

White Sox

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Zack Collins, C, Miami

Great balance in weight transfer in swing.  Likely not a catcher.

11

Mariners

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Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

Huge value here.  Big time power, ditch the leg kick though.  Scouting report w/ video here.

12

Red Sox

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Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat HS (N.J.)

6’6″ Lefty.  FB/CB both plus.  Elite talent, makeup concerns.  No longer committed to Vanderbilt.

13

Rays

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Josh Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Ga.)

Two way player, 95 mph off mound.  6’4″ with + raw power.

14

Indians

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Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

LH hitter with monster power.  6’5″ with long swing.  Compared to Jason Heyward.

15

Twins

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Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (PA)

LH hitter with plus power.  Cold weather HS impressed on showcase circuit.  Committed to Liberty.

16

Angels 

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Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

Rakes at the plate but might not stick behind it.  Scouting report w/ video here.

17

Astros

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Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights HS (TX)

6’7 250 big body who touches 97 mph.

18

Yankees

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Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade College Prep (CA).

UCLA Commit.  Scouting report here.  Old for his HS class (19).

19

Mets

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Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

Stock improved significantly over spring.  Moved from pen to rotation. 92-95 mph FB.

20

Dodgers

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Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Wis.)

First SS off the board.  ASU commit.  Loved the fluid movements at Super 60 Showcase.  Report here.

21

Blue Jays

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T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

6’7 RHP.  Just 20 years old.  Scouting Report w/ video here.

22

Pirates

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Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest 

Big bodied RH power.  Will likely need to move to 1B.

23

Cardinals

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Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico

The top ranked SS in this class slid after failing a pre-draft drug test for PED.  Won’t be 18 until November.

24

Padres

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Hudson Sanchez, SS, Carroll Cenior HS (TX)

First real shocker of the draft based on the published lists from industry.  Ranked as a 3rd/4th round guy.  Likely cost saving move.

25

Padres

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Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

0.69 ERA in 2016.  Polished strike throwing LHP.  Scouting report with video here.

26

White Sox

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Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville

Could be first guy from this draft in majors. 96-99 w/ power slider.  Scouting report with video here.

27

Orioles

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Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois

Joins Tyler Jay as 1st rounders from Illinois.

28

Nationals

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Carter Kieboom, SS/3B, Walton HS (Ga.)

Committed to Clemson.  Has brother playing for Georgia and another in Nats system.

29

Nationals

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Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

Reliever at stacked Florida would be a Friday starter for 90% of colleges. Report w/ video here.

30

Rangers

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Cole Ragans, LHP, North Florida Christian HS (Fla.)

6’4″ 190 FSU commit.  FB sits in low 90s.  CB and CH could be average or better.

31

Mets

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Anthony Kay, LHP, UConn

Scouting report here.  Long Island kid and Yankee fan.  Mets took him in 2013 as well (29th round).  Scouting report with video here.

32

Dodgers

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Will Smith, C, Louisville

Fastest riser of the season.  Class of catchers are either all bat or all glove.  Smith has more balance.  Report here.

33

Cardinals

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Dillon Carlson, OF, Elk Grove (Ca.)

Switch hitting 17 year old committed to Fullerton.

34

Cardinals

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Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississipi State

Once considered the second best college pitcher in this class.  Lasted much longer than I thought he would.

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