Mock Drafts: Baseball America & MLB Pipeline

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Tis the season for Mock Drafts, and late last week Baseball America and MLB Pipeline released their latest iterations.

By: Burke Granger

As mentioned a couple weeks ago, Prospect Junkies won’t be doing a Mock Draft this season. As we lead up to first day of the MLB Draft on June 9th, however, we want to use this site as forum to analyze Mock Drafts released by some of the industry leaders to see where we can gain some consensus and where we can examine some deviation.

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Prospect Roundup: Week 9

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Jason Groome, the possible top overall pick in the June draft, has been declared ineligible for violating transfer rules.  (Photo courtesy of Mark Brown, B51 Photography)

By: Burke Granger

While we normally reserve this weekly installment for our college draft prospects, we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least touch on the Jason Groome situation.  Groome is currently looking like the top player on the board in this draft class.  A Vanderbilt commit, there are few who think Groome will end up in Nashville.  A 17-year old, 6’5″ 210 pound lefty who can bump it up to 97 mph, Groom is obviously going to be an attractive commodity this June.

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College Prospect Roundup: Week 3

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Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser bounced back nicely with a 12 strikeout performance on Friday, after a rough pair of starts to open the season.

By: Burke Granger

After lackluster starts against SIU Edwardsville (5IP, 7H, 2R, 4BB, 3K) and Ole Miss (3.2IP, 3H, 6R, 7BB, 6K), Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser settled down this week in what was his best start of the season.  Against Princeton on Friday night, Funkhouser was dominant, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 12 over 7 innings in route to his second win of the season.  Perhaps most importantly, Funkhouser, who has a career 4.37 bb/9 ratio, allowed just one walk in the contest.

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Prospect Junkies Podcast: 003 -College Opener

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Burke Granger and Howard Corona talk high school, college, and minor league prospects in this edition of the Prospect Junkies Podcast.

Discussion topics included: Prep Baseball Report Super 60, early performances of college prospects, and current professional prospects who could make an immediate MLB impact.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Alec Hansen

By Burke Granger

Alec Hansen – RHP – Oklahoma.  6’7″ 235.  Class: Junior.  DOB: October 10, 1994.  Last Drafted:  2013 – Colorado (25th Round).

Scouted:  The University of Oklahoma @ West Virginia University on 4/18/2015.

In 2013, the same year the Colorado Rockies popped flame throwing righthander Jonathan Gray from the University of Oklahoma at #3 overall, they selected Hansen from nearby Loveland (Colo.) High School in the 25th Round.  Baseball America ranked Hansen as top draft prospect in the state of Colorado that year and the 136th best overall prospect.  The Rockies were unable to dissuade Hansen from his college commitment, so it was onward to Norman.

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