2015 MLB Draft Tracker

2015 MLB Draft Tracker

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June 8-10, 2015

2015 MLB Draft Tracker


DRAFT ORDER PLAYER POSITION
1. Arizona Diamondbacks Dansby Swanson  SS/2B
The Dbacks have Ahmed for now but they could not pass up on the best all around college player in the nation. Swanson hits for average, plays great defensive and is a proven winner. He cemented his position as the #1 overall pick with a dominating performance during the SEC Tournament. He put an exclamation point on his draft status on the day of the draft blasting his 15th HR of the season off of fellow first round pick Tyler Jay from Illinois.
Read the Full Dansby Swanson Scouting Report
2. Houston Astros Alex Bregman  SS
(Brady Aiken – unsigned) – LSU’s starting shortstop Alex Bregman is great pick for the Astros at 2. Arguably the Nations best defensive shortstop with some power potential who draws a ton of walks and steals bases. Will he play second or shortstop in the pros? Good question. Without a doubt he is a high contact hitter that can steal a bunch of bases.
Read the Full Alex Bregman Scouting Report
3. Colorado Rockies Brendan Rodgers SS
Top Prep player in the Nation is selected #3. Rodgers is a line drive hitting machine similar to the Justin Upton pick in 2005, with maturity and weight gain he fits the mold to be very similar to Addison Russell or Carlos Correa. The days of Tulo in Colorado are numbered. He is a special talent and is the #1 High School prospect in the Nation.
Read the Full Brendan Rodgers Scouting Report
4. Texas Rangers Dillon Tate RHP
The Rangers haven’t picked this early in the draft since 1986 when they picked Kevin Brown (yes, THAT Kevin Brown) at #4 overall. Tate’s 93-96 mph fastball and wipe-out slider are wonderful 1-2 combo. He struggled with command issues early in the 2015 season but finished the season posting impressive numbers: 2.26ERA, 111Ks in 103.1IP allowing just 28BB. Pitching for UC Santa Barbara did not hurt his draft stock as Tate skyrocketed up the draft boards. His lat strain in Mid-April was just a blip on the radar and clearly did not hurt his draft chances. The Rangers take Tate who is arguably the best college pitcher in the Nation so this is a logical selection for them.
5. Houston Astros Kyle Tucker OF
Tucker is the younger and more polished brother to Preston Tucker. Preston has smashed 49HR in two full seasons already. Kyle smooth left-handed swing and line-drive approach that makes him a great pick for the Astros. The Stros are off to a marvelous start.
6. Minnesota Twins Tyler Jay LHP
 Jay is the the closer for Illinois and offers impressive control and an overpowering fastball. His ERA this year was 0.64 while piling up the strikeouts (65) and allowing minimal walks (6) over the 56.1IP. He has not allowed an earned run since March 28 until today when Dansby Swanson smashed his 15th HR. Video game like numbers make him a early pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. He could be this years Brandon Finnegan.
7. Boston Red Sox Andrew Benintendi OF
Quite possibly the best performer in the nation, added strength from his Freshman to Sophomore season resulting in remarkable improvements. A .380 average, 19HR and 23 stolen bases this season with the Arkansas Razorbacks. The draft eligible sophomore is a stud pick for the Red Sox.
8. Chicago White Sox Carson Fulmer
RHP
The Sox get Fulmer. With a 95-98 fastball and scary breaking ball, he’s a power pitcher that throws strikes. He has piled up strikeouts this year and quieted doubters with his enthusiastic delivery. Second in the country in K’s, Sonny Gray level performer or not – he is impressive.
Read the Full Carson Fulmer Scouting Report
9. Chicago Cubs Ian Happ OF
The Cubs grab another great hitting college player- hit’s for power, average, draws walks and steals a few bases. This Cincinnati Bearcat is a great pick for the Cubs. Happ is a switch-hitter for the Cinncinati Bearcats who hit .369 with 14HR. With former MLB’er Sean Casey mentoring him, he has developed nicely. The Cubs have truly put together a great string of solid early round draft picks
Read the Full Ian Happ Scouting Report
10. Philadelphia Phillies Cornelius Randolph SS/3B
Randolph hails from Griffin High School in GA., the same school that produced first-rounder Tim Beckham a few years ago. He has a very good approach at the plate that generates a line-drive stroke. His patience is one of his strong suits. The Phillies should be able to work him away from his commitment to Clemson, his favorite college team.
Read the Q&A with Cornelius Randolph” Q & A Session
11. Cincinnati Reds Tyler Stephenson C
At 6’4″ he reminds a lot of scouts of Matt Weiters or Joe Mauer. He profiles as a 20+ home run potential. Great defense for a big catcher. A Georgia Tech recruit with a cannon for an arm. His long arms can make for a long swing but as a power hitting catcher he is a hot commodity.
12. Miami Marlins Josh Naylor
1B/OF
The Marlins make a surprise pick here at #12 with Canadian Josh Naylor. Naylor is pure left-handed hitter who played on the Canadian National Team last summer that had seven (7) left-handed bats. He generates a ton of power and bat speed and models his gave after David Ortiz. Lots of K’s are in his future but the Marlins see potential with the power bat.
13. Tampa Bay Rays Garrett Whitley
OF
This New Yorker is headed to the Sunshine state. Garrett offers great instincts in center with great speed. Whitley is a high character individual who has a great approach at the plate. Whitley is a muscular 6’2″, 190 outfielder with great combination of power and speed. He makes loud contact routinely and is a great value pick for the Rays at 13.
14. Atlanta Braves Kolby Allard LHP
The Braves grab Allard at pick 14 and it is a very wise selection. Armed with a mid 90’s fastball and a devastating breaking ball, Allard becomes a projectable lefty with solid command. Braves fans are excited to hear he is similar to Brandon Finnegan. Even though a stress reaction in his back will likely make him miss six and eight weeks early in his high school season he still profiles as a solid starter. The Braves will work hard to pull him away from his UCLA commitment. Top High School Pitching recruit in the nation = Happy Braves fans.
Read the Full Kolby Allard Scouting Report
15. Milwaukee Brewers Trenton Clark
OF
Let’s be fair to say Trenton Clark’s swing is unique but it gets results. Right now he is a speedy centerfielder who makes solid contact, as his body fills out he has some power potential. Power & Speed? What’s not to like about Trenton Clark. The Brewers grab a athlete which follows suit to their draft picks in recent years.
16. New York Yankees James Kaprielian RHP
Big, athletic and loaded with a big-time arm. He is not as polished as some of the other right-handers drafted above him but he does offer solid pitchability. In other words, there is promise in this righthander. He has a 92-94mph that fills the strike zone up. The Yankees get the  2014 PAC-12 strikeout leader. A great  young arm for the future.
17. Cleveland Indians Brady Aiken LHP
The Indians get Aiken at pick #17 which is great value even though he is recovering from Tommy John surgery. When healthy Aiken is a scouts dream, 93-95 from the left side with a plus-plus change-up. He won’t be ready by mid-June 2016 but he will be worth the wait. The former #1 overall pick gives the Indians a bright future.
Read the Full Brady Aiken Scouting Report
18. San Francisco Giants Phil Bickford OF
Bickford is the top junior college pitcher available. Bickford came to Southern Nevada from Cal State Fullerton to make himself eligible for the 2015 draft. He was selected 10th overall last year and didn’t reach an agreement with the Blue Jays. His dominating 96 mph fastball and his devastating slider got him picked early last year. Taking a similar path like Bryce Harper, This is a logical selection for the Giants as they love selecting all righties with power arms. Bickford is expected to be a stud but there is a ton of more polished talent ahead of him.
Read the Full Phil Bickford Scouting Report
19. Pittsburgh Pirates Kevin Newman SS
Newman is an athlete posting a .370 average in 55 games this season with Arizona. Soft hands and great lateral movement with above-average arm. He is a grinder and really works hard.
20. Oakland Athletics Richie Martin SS
Martin’s positive finish to the 2014 Cape Cod season really improved his draft stock. A more advanced hitter than Kevin Newman, the Pirates pick before the A’s. Martin provides solid defense, quality at-bats and speed. He will more than likely stay at his position.
21. Kansas City Royals Ashe Russell RHP
The Royals have a way of developing pitchers and cleaning up deliveries. Ashe Russell is a guy that fits that mold. He has a ton of potential, hitting 93-95 mph fastball that dives away from righthanders hitters and chews up lefties. His delivery needs work as it has to many “moving parts” for most teams likens.
22. Detroit Tigers Beau Burrows RHP
Beau Burrows in one of the hardest throwing righties in this crop of draft picks. As a prep player he has a commitment to play at Texas A&M which being drafted in the first round might sway his decision. With the mid-90’s heater and plus curve, he’s a nice selection for the Tigers.
23. St. Louis Cardinals Nick Plummer OF
Plummer is one of the best all around hitters in the 2015 MLB Draft. He profiles a top of the order bat that delivers 10+ homers & 15+ stolen bases. A hard-nosed-grinder type guy that gets the most out of his body. 30+ stolen bases and almost a .500 average this year makes his a lethal player.
Read the Full Nick Plummer Scouting Report
24. Los Angeles Dodgers Walker Buehler
RHP
The Dodgers gets Buehler who has four above-average offerings. His size comes into question a lot as he stands in at 6’1 160lbs but his overall makeup, polish and pitchability quiets the critics.
Read the Full Walker Buehler Scouting Report
25. Baltimore Orioles DJ Stewart OF
The reigning ACC player of the year, led the conference in batting average, slugging and on-base percentage in 2014 and is back at it in 2015. An all-around great hitter who follows a similar path to last years first-rounder Kyle Schwarber. His great eye at the plate and a ton of pop from the left side gives the Orioles a great start to their 2015 mlb draft.
26. Los Angeles Angels Taylor Ward C
Ward is the starying catcher from Fresno State University , his seven homers propelled him to a first-team all Big West Catcher selection. The first baseman turned catcher has a rocket for an arm.  It’s a bit of stretch for the Angels.
COMP: 27. Colorado Rockies Mike Nikorak RHP
(Michael Cuddyer)1-Nikorak is a GREAT second pick for the Rockies. Armed with a solid fastball/curve combo. He challenges hitters and as a former QB he is a competitor on the mound. At  6’5″ he has smooth mechanics and sports a 95+ fastball His straight change is improving. He profiles a sensational value pick for the Rockies.  He has a commitment to play at Alabama but the Rockies have a chance to scoop up a promising right-hander with a great pitchers body. An improving curve and change-up give Nikorak three pitches that scouts see potential in.
28. Atlanta Braves Mike Soroka RHP
(Ervin Santana)-At 6’4″ this projectable righty hits 93+ mph with his fastball. He’s a big kid with exceptional upside. With a big heart and even bigger leg kick, coupled with Allard, two great high- potential picks for the Braves.
29. Toronto Blue Jays Jon Harris RHP
(Melky Cabrera)10- Harris hails from Missouri State University, not the most recognized athletic teams in the country. But they have had nine pitchers drafted and debut in big leagues. He raised his profile by pitching in the Cape Cod League in 2014. Despite posting a mid-4 ERA, scouts saw a ton of potential with Harris. With a 90-93mph fastball, curve and changeup, command is his issue but a projectable frame gives the Jays a lot to work with.
30. New York Yankees Kyle Holder SS
(David Robertson)7-Holder comes from a impressive college program at the University of San Diego that routinely has guys drafted in the first round. All glove no bat… yet. Scouts love his terrific hands and smooth defensive. He did post a .350 average with 4hr, 30RBI from the left side. A physical athlete who played basketball in junior college.  There will be some development offensively but the defense is there.
31. San Francisco Giants Chris Shaw
1B
(Pablo Sandoval)4- The Giants select the top power prospect available, Chris Shaw from Boston College. Shaw’s faced some of the top pitchers in the nation and fared well. His Cape-Cod leading 8 homers last summer really stood out to scouts. Shaw suffered a hand injury towards the end of the season so he didn’t have a full season to show scouts. Tremendous hand-eye coordination for the former hockey player. He has a ton of power.
Read the 9 Questions with Chris Shaw” Q & A Session
32. Pittsburgh Pirates Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
(Russell Martin)3-The son of 14-year MLB star Charlie Hayes Ke’Bryan projects to have 15-20 home run potential.  He is the second position player drafted by the Pirates. He will take time to develop but shows great promise. With his impressive hands, lighting quick arm, fluid arm action, defensively he is sensational. Because of his bloodline, he has an advanced baseball IQ.
33. Kansas City Royals Nolan Watson RHP
(James Shields)12- The Royals have stock piled two stud pitching prospects. Watson played against Ashe Russell and now is going to be a teammate. Watson does have a Vanderbilt commitment. He has simple mechanics that allow him to routinely hit 92+mph and an improving slider.  Is a underrated pitcher that was on an impressive summer wooden bat squad last year with Beau Burrows and Ashe Russell.
34. Detroit Tigers Christin Stewart OF
Stewart is all bat guy from University of Tennessee. along with Beau Burrows, He finished the year with 15HR, third in the S.E.C. He blasted  69 homers in the Georgia High School which is tied for the state record. The Tigers have a guy who potentially can put up 15-20 homers with . 275 average is not out of the question.
35. Los Angeles Dodgers Kyle Funkhouser RHP
This is a safe pick for the Dodgers here. Funkhouser delivers three plus offerings that make him a fast moving prospect. We like Funkhouser even though he a stumble this year because of command issues he is still a great prospect. Kaprielian & Funkhouser as an impressive 1-2 start for the Dodgers.
Read the Full Kyle Funkhouser Scouting Report
36. Baltimore Orioles Ryan Mountcastle SS
Mountcastle stands in at 6’4″ and put together great summer last year that put him on the draft scene. His spring this year was lacking consistency. His crazy bat speed gives the Birds a guy who shows above average power and loud contact. He will more than likely move off shortstop and profiles as a corner outfielder or third baseman. He has committed to Central Florida. Let’s hope he isn’t the second coming of Billy Rowell.
37. Houston Astros Daz Cameron OF
The thought of him following his Dad, Mike Cameron’s footsteps to Milwaukee are not going to happen. So what does Houston get with Daz ? He does offer a well-balanced skill set with an advanced feel for the game. He generates great bat speed and drives the ball with authority. An outfielder that will steal some bases.
38. Colorado Rockies Tyler Nevin 3B
Tyler Nevin is the son of former MLB star Phil Nevin. His bat is his calling card as he profiles as a prototypical power hitting third baseman.  He plenty of arm strength even after recovering from Tommy John surgery.  He  has plus-plus makeup and great work ethic. The third high school draft pick by the Rockies with huge upside.
39. St. Louis Cardinals Jake Woodford RHP
Woodford has a career record in high school at 22-2 and a sub-one ERA. This year he posted 57K in 52 innings pitching in the shadows of Kyle Tucker. The University of Florida commit hits 94+mph and attacks hitters. Like most high school pitchers his secondary stuff needs work.More than likely he will sign as the Cardinals have done a marvelous job developing pitchers over the last few years.
40. Milwaukee Brewers Nathan Kirby LHP
The Brewers lands a talented & advanced pitcher. Kirby is the guy. With a quality fastball, impressive breaking pitches, and solid control the Sox get a stud. Kirby has struggled with a lat muscle issue and mono that he has worked through this year. He also went through command issues this year. Aside from the concerns he has projectability.
Read the Full Nathan Kirby Scouting Report
41. Atlanta Braves
Austin Riley 3B
Riley is a Mississippi State commit that shows tremendous light-tower power and defensively he has great arm strength. It’s intriguing that the Braves (and John Smoltz for that matter) selected him as a third baseman as he hit 95 on the mound. So if hitting does not workout, the  6’3 230lbs is headed for the mound.
42. Cleveland Indians Triston McKenzie RHP
The Indians nab McKenzie who is a slender pitcher who works in the 92-94 range and consistently throws strikes. His other two pitches show promise but need work. He’s another Vanderbilt commitment that could potential go early in the draft. Good mechanics and pitches down in the zone make him a solid second pick for the Indians.
2nd Rd. 43. Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Young LHP
The other stud from TCU, Young is a a quality lefty who is starting more games in 2015 than he has before for the Horned Frogs. The results are still the same; great control, 91-93mph fastball. His dominating performance vs #19 Texas Tech cemented his draft status. Young is a great fit for the Dodgers who are stockpiling young quality pitching.
44. Colorado Rockies Peter Lambert RHP
Lambert comes from a California High School with a 92+ fastball. His mechanics are clean and his command is solid. He is part of a loaded UCLA commitment class. Fairly athletic right-hander does a lot of things right on the mound. His slider is a pitch he’s been working on the most this spring.
45. Texas Rangers Eric Jenkins OF
Jenkins, known as EJ is a speedy outfielder. This lefty jumps out the box quickly and posses amazing hand-eye coordination. At 6’2″ 165lbs, he needs to add a few pounds of muscle to his wiry frame.
46. Houston Astros Thomas Eshelman RHP
Eshleman is a righty from Cal-State Fullerton with impeccable control. He started his college career started without allowing a walk in  63.1 IP  and finished the year issuing just three walks in 115.2 innings. At 6’3″, 210lbs and a 92+ fastball, the Astros have drafted another great projectable player.  
47. Chicago Cubs Donnie Dewees OF
Donnie Dewees draws a ton of comparisons to the Yankees Brett Gardner. A grinder who gets the most out of his body. At 6’0″, 180lbs, Dewees at one point led Division-I baseball in slugging percentage, hits and runs scored. His batting average has floated around .430 all season long. With over 15 homers and 20+ stolen bases this is a excellent pick by the Cubs. Dewees comes from University of North Florida.
48. Philadelphia Phillies Scott Kingery 2B
Kingery is the starting second baseman for Arizona. He is known for solid defense and well-rounded abilities. His profiles as a bottom of the lineup bat that grinds out at-bats and can steal a few bases.
49. Cincinnati Reds Antonio Santillan RHP
Santillan stands in at 6’3″ 240 pounds. He has top 10-15 stuff but the lack of consistency really throws a wrench into things.  Armed with a mid-90’s fastball and a devastating 12-6 curve, his delivery needs tweaking to develop consistency. When he is on… look out! He was the  MVP of the Connie Mack World Series and really blew hitters away. The Reds have their work cutout for them here but he’s worth it if they can refine his command. Sounds like another version of Robert Stephenson.
50. Miami Marlins Brett Lilek LHP
Lilek is a skinny 6’4″ 194 pound lefty from Arizona State University. He posted a 3.20ERA with 66K in 78.2IP. Lilek showed great poise throughout the season, he had outstanding performances including taking a no-hitter into the seventh versus Stanford and a complete game victory over #2 UCLA. Starter or reliever is a great question for Lilek.

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Pick Info:
Picks 27-36 are Compensation Picks
Picks 37-42 are Competitive Balance Round A
Picks 43-50 are Second Round Selections
1 Signed with the Mets, who forfeited their first-round pick.
2 Re-signed with the Tigers.
3 Signed with the Blue Jays, who forfeited their first-round pick.
4 Signed with the Red Sox, who forfeited their second-round pick.
5 Signed with the Red Sox, who forfeited their Competitive Balance Round B pick.
6 Signed with the Mariners, who forfeited their first pick.
7 Signed with the White Sox, who forfeited their second-round pick.
8 Re-signed with the Pirates.
9 Signed with the Twins, who forfeited their second-round pick.
10 Signed with the White Sox, who forfeited their third-round pick.
11 Signed with the Nationals, who forfeited their first-round pick.
12 Signed with the Padres, who forfeited their first-round pick.

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2015 MLB Slot Values by Team-Projected Pools

Astros $17,977,283
Rockies $14,549,880
Diamondbacks $14,176,076
Rangers $9,469,174
Braves $8,702,808
Yankees $8,205,043
Reds $8,094,981
Brewers $8,058,934
Orioles $7,986,953
Giants $7,820,504
Pirates $7,692,588
Twins $7,691,684
Cardinals $7,691,345
Cubs $7,547,609
Indians $7,528,625
Royals $7,499,358
Tigers $7,403,534
Phillies $7,363,080
Dodgers $7,235,955
Marlins $7,043,968
Rays $6,861,925
Red Sox $6,480,889
Athletics $5,668,645
Blue Jays $5,634,745
White Sox $5,540,051
Angels $5,418,011
Padres $5,393,603
Mariners $4,362,817
Mets $3,741,204
Nationals $3,697,360
TOTAL $232,538,632