2019 Draft Preference List

MLB Draft 2019 Draft Board

(6/3/19)


 

Perennial All-Star

1 . Bobby Witt Jr :  impact offensive potential at premium potential. Perennial All-Star

2 . Adley Rutschman: the best predictor of future labrum tears is past tears, so could we expect him to remain healthy? Career will mirror Jason Varitek. Perennial All-Star

 


 

Everyday MLB Regulars – Capable of “plus” season (s) 

3. Shea Langerliers: Bigger arm than Rutschman?? Steady everyday catcher, will flash offensive potential. Shea Hillenbrand swing, numbers: .284 19 HR. Impact relative to position

4.  Hunter Bishop: Offensive skills to be All-Star, will mirror ASU career w/ slow start in pro ball & make adjustment. Everyday player capable of plus season (s) ***Risk

5. Braden Shewmate: Should enhance value. Ben Zorbist Floor, will offer versatility to championship team. Everday player capable of major breakout

6. Michael Busch: Brian Giles type ceiling….  Mike Aldrete type floor – could move fast. Type of player that will blow up middle infielder to break up double play. Subtle but makes impact on championship team

7. Corbin Carroll: solid everyday contributor in the Adam Eaton/Jeff Gardner mode

8. Andrew Vaughn: Billy Butler type, will put up big numbers in lower minors and move fast. Will struggle with inside FB. Everyday contributor but concerned he will not enhance value 

9. Bryson Stott: org type capable of more. Will show you two different swings.

10. Kody Hoese: see shades of Alec Bohm. Solid contributor capable of plus season though less consistent.

11. Alek Manoah: middle of rotation arm, durable & will provide innings

 


 

Projection Types  and/or Regulars more likely to excel with lesser exposure.  

12. Blake Waltson – deep projection but ace ceiling…Kershaw-esq dreaming

13. CJ Abrams: maintains a high level of projection, concerned he will not achieve projected role.

14. JJ Bleday: Jay Bruce ceiling, light on the power projection

15. Riley Greene: dangerous inconsistent bat w/ lesser defensive abilities

16. Zach Thompson: back half starter but not durable enough for higher role

17. Jackson Ruthledge: volatile arm/personality?

18. Nick Lodolo: anxious to see how handles the pro grind, 4th starter in lesser rotation

19. Logan Davidson: extremes capable of exceeding role type

20. Aaron Schunk: will enhance his role value over time

21. Quinn Priester: Starter traits

21. Maurice Hampton: possesses enough present day skill & application to give me reason to believe he will attain role value of everyday CF

22. Nasim Nunez: baby Lindor, Gold Glove SS

23. Kam Misner – Boom or Bust – needs new swing architect

24. Keoni Cavaco: hit tool will determine future role

25. Chris Newell: Seth Beer type swing

26. Greg Jones Jr: work ethic? concerned he will not able to enhance value

27.  George Kirby – back end rotation in the Logan Gilbert mode

28.  Matthew Allan – Swing man in the mold of Joe Blanton

29. Drey Jameson – Solid mid rotation starter or high leverage 6-7th ing reliever

30. JJ Goss – **deep projection – Licencum/ Buehler arm speed – front end rotation/high leverage reliever

31. Josh Wolf –  **deep projection** front end rotation arm

32. Gunnar Henderson – corner bat w/ limited power production

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33. Brooks Lee – versatile piece on championship club

34. Will Wilson: 2b only –  Likely to excel with lesser exposure

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35.  Ryan Jensen

36. Ryne Nelson

37. Graeme Stinson – buy low option

38.Matthew Thompson

39. Brennan Malone

40. Matthew Lugo

41.  Ryan Garcia

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42. Jack Leiter

43. Seth Johnson

45. Korey Lee

46. Kyren Paris

47. Hunter Barco

48. Bryce Osmond

49. Zach Maxwell

50. Jimmy Lewis