2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Cavan Biggio

By: Burke Granger

Cavan Biggio – 2B – Notre Dame.  6’1″ 203.  Bats: L.  Throws: R.  DOB: April 11, 1995.  Last Drafted:  2013 (Philadelphia Phillies – 29th Round).

SCOUTED:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Louisville Cardinals.  March 11, 2016. Game 1.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Louisville Cardinals.  March 11, 2016.  Game 2.

Yes, this is the part of the report when I’m obliged to tell you that Cavan is the son Craig Biggio.  You may have heard of him.  The elder Biggio collected over 3,000 hits over a 20 year Major League career that culminated with his Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Sean Murphy

By: Burke Granger

Sean Murphy – C – Wright State.  Bats: R. Throws: R. DOB: October 4, 1994.  Last Drafted: Never.

SCOUTED:  Toledo Rockets @ Wright State Raiders.  April 15, 2016.  Dayton, Ohio.

Sean Murphy is from Centerville, Ohio.  Elk Pride!  Undrafted before heading to Wright State, Murphy contributed right away for the Raiders.  Murphy earned Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors in 2014 after he hit .301/.390/.442 with 4 home runs and 10 stolen bases.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Logan Shore

By: Burke Granger

Logan Shore – RHP – Florida.  6’2″ 215.  Class: Junior.  DOB:  December 28, 1994.  Last Drafted:  2013 (Minnesota Twins – 29th Round).

Scouted:  University of Florida @ University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  March 25, 2016.

With A.J. Puk from Iowa and Buddy Reed from Rhode Island,  Florida clearly demonstrates a wide recruiting footprint.  That’s what 4 trips to Omaha in 6 years will do for a program.  They’ve further peacocked their reach by nabbing Logan Shore from Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Anthony Kay

By: Burke Granger

Anthony Kay – LHP – Connecticut.  6’0″ 187.  Class: Junior.  DOB:  March 21, 1995.  Last Drafted:  2013 (New York Mets – 29th Round).

Scouted: University of Connecticut @ University of Cincinnati.  Cincinnati, Ohio.  4.8.16.

Kay hails from Ward Melville High School in Long Island, the same school that produced Steven Matz.  Like Matz, Kay was selected by the New York Mets out of high school, though Kay followed through on his college commitment and attended UConn.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: A.J. Puk

By: Burke Granger

A.J. Puk – LHP – Florida.  6’7″ 230.  Class: Junior.  DOB:  April 25, 1995.  Last Drafted:  2013 (Detroit Tigers – 35th Round).

Scouted:  University of Florida @ University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  March 26, 2016.

Baseball America ranked A.J. Puk as the 85th best prospect in the 2013 draft and the top prospect from the state of Iowa.  After a slow start in the cold Midwest spring, Puk slid to the 35th round where the Detroit Tigers took a flier on him.  Puk was joined by future Florida teammate Buddy Reed (Rangers), who was picked just 5 spots later in the same round.  The duo will likely be picked in the same round again this year, though it’ll be about 34 rounds higher than it was last time.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mickey Moniak

 

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La Costa Canyon outfielder Mickey Moniak figures to be a first round selection in the June MLB Draft.  (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune)

By: Mario Phillips

Mickey Moniak – OF– La Costa Canyon (CA), 6’2″ 190.  Bats: Left.  Throws: Right.  DOB:  May 13, 1998.  College Commitment:  UCLA

Scouted:  2015 Area Code Games (Blair Field, CA) August 4 and 5, 2015; March 29, 2016, at 2016 Boras Baseball Classic (Junipero Serra Catholic HS, CA).

A highly touted OF from Southern California, Moniak rose to elite prospect status during last year’s national showcase circuit.  Moniak is ranked by MLB.com as the #13 prospect heading into the 2016 draft, although he is not the top player nor even the top OF in CA!  The prospect who holds that distinction will be covered in the next west coast post.  Moniak was selected as the Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All American California, All Region First Team.     Moniak is a gifted hitter with off the chart baseball instincts.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Buddy Reed

Buddy Reed – Outfielder – Florida.  Bats: B.  Throws: R.  6’4″ 210.  DOB:  April 27, 1995.  Last Drafted:  2013 – Texas Rangers (35th Round).

Scouted:

Three Game Series:  Florida Gators @ Kentucky Wildcats, March 25-27, 2016, Lexington, KY.

The major leagues are full players who were multi-sport athletes in high school and Reed looks to have his name added to that list.  While most of these athletes excelled in football and/or basketball (in addition to baseball), Reed’s other sports were soccer and hockey.  Playing for St. George’s School in Middleton, Rhode Island, Reed was the soccer team’s leading scorer, while holding down first line duties on the ice.

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