MLB Draft 2018
Time to Put the 2018 Draft Class to Bed….
Preference List: Final Draft Board
(w/ Future Value in Mind)
Regulars to Impact
1) Jordyn Adams
Potential potential to dream on..ball hawk in the outfield w/ elite wiggle in the hips to hit. Type of athlete w/ skills, demeanor & competitive spirit to boost an organization & lead a franchise to the promise land. Will be fan favorite. Risk Reward. Similar skills to Royce Lewis minus the reps & experience. I’m buying & believing in the person here and banking on the development.
2) Cole Winn
Chad Billingsley, Gerrit Cole type that can heat you up, tie you in and change you up. Will change hitters eye level with the breaking ball. Solid #2-3. Rear and thighs will fill in, anticipate up-tick in velo.
3) Casey Mize
#3 Starter, short term dominance. *durability concerns for higher role.
4) Matthew Liberatore
Middle to top half-starter. All-Star in best yrs. Durable LH Arm
5) Connor Scott
Above Average Everday Player who will impact run scoring and run prevention. Kyle Tucker clone?
6) Trevor Larnach
Freddie Freeman type approach/middle of line-up run producer. LH bat is separator over Bohm
7) Alec Bohm
Steady everyday bat in middle of lineup in the Mike Lowell mold. Hit tool over Bart.
8) Joey Bart
Impact offensive ability at premium position. Piazza type power but w/o the bat to ball skills. * K concern is real. Leadership qualities behind the plate offers value.
9) Carter Stewart
Projectable/high leverage arm. Has CB in back pocket…. it will keep him in the game
10) Grayson Rodrgiuez
Frontline arm/workhorse. Banking on Forrest Whitley type breakout? Buying the make-up here.
11) Parker Meadows
Bloodlines capable of producing plus seasons. Power/Speed combo is enticing
12) Kumar Rocker
Two Pitch mix to dominate one time thru lineup. Closer
13) Grant Lavigne
Corner player w/ power traits to rival Adrian Gonzalez HR output
14) Ryan Weathers
Durable & dependable to eat innings & fill the 4th spot in good rotation.
15) Brady Singer
Rotation piece but question durability for higher role. * delivery concerns
16) Cole Wilcox
#3-4 starter or reliever with power stuff. Will have moments but lacks precision, consistency & durability.
17) Mason Denaburg
#3-4 starter or reliever with power stuff. Will have moments. Health Concerns?
Preference List: Final Draft Board
Role Players to Everyday
18) DaShawn Keirsey Jr.
Skill set to enhance value and impact run scoring and run prevention
19) Alek Thomas
Solid everyday bat though less consistent but capable of breakout seasons
20) Mike Siani
Solid everyday bat. Intangibles are separators here. + make-up, team player w/ leadership qualities
21) Anthony Seigler
Positional Versatility offers value. Will flourish on contending team.
22) Jonathan Ornelas
Subtle steady player with hit tool. Capable of breakout seasons w/ bat
23) Nick Madrigal
Subtle everyday 2B w/ limited power. Will make impact on winning teams. Gold Glove type 2B
24) Matt McClain
Subtle versatile player who makes impact on winning team.
25) Jordan Groshans
Everyday 3B w/ power though less consistent
26) Jonathan India
Dangerous bat. Will swing will be exposed at higher levels??
27) Jackson Kowar
Starter or swing man, filler type with stuff for higher role
28) Ethan Hankins
Blend between starter/middle reliever who lacks wipe out pitch
29) JT Ginn
Power bullpen arm
30) Cadyn Greiner
Glove plays at SS, bat will need adj. Motor & make-up are separators for me. Kid plays like he wants to be out there. Competes
MLB Draft 2018 Day 1 Winners 1) Detroit Tigers Mize