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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Beyond Compare: Corey Ray v. Buddy Reed

By: Burke Granger

While this draft class is lacking a premier 1:1 frontrunner, there is significant depth at a number of positions; perhaps none greater than the class of college outfielders, which offers power, speed, and defense.  Of the deep class of college outfielders, none entered the season with higher expectations than Louisville’s Corey Ray and Florida’s Buddy Reed.

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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).

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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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Prospect Weekend Rundown: Week 2

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Miami catcher Zack Collins faces an early test against a deep Florida Gator staff.  (Photo courtesy of hurricanesports.com)

By: Burke Granger

The second weekend of the college baseball season is highlighted by an interstate rivalry and a strong tournament with each of the six participants of the 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston being a regional candidate.

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