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Thread: MLB.com Top 50 Draft Prospects 2014

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    MLB.com Top 50 Draft Prospects 2014

    Finally, something for my offseason draft prospect fix. Scouting reports and videos at the link.


    1. Carlos Rodon, LHP, NCAA
    2. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, NCAA
    3. Alex Jackson, C, HS
    4. Tyler Kolek, RHP, HS
    5. Trea Turner, SS, NCAA
    6. Tyler Beede, RHP, NCAA
    7. Jacob Gatewood, SS/3B, HS
    8. Touki Toussaint, RHP, HS
    9. Brady Aiken, LHP, HS
    10. Michael Gettys, OF, HS
    11. Aaron Nola, RHP, NCAA
    12. Nick Gordon, SS/RHP, HS
    13. Braxton Davidson, 1B/OF, HS
    14. Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, NCAA
    15. Derek Fisher, OF, NCAA
    16. Luis Ortiz, RHP, HS
    17. Sean Newcomb, LHP, NCAA
    18. Grant Holmes, RHP, HS
    19. Bradley Zimmer, OF, NCAA
    20. Max Pentecost, C, NCAA
    21. Brandon Finnegan, LHP, NCAA
    22. Erick Fedde, RHP, NCAA
    23. Luke Weaver, RHP, NCAA
    24. Kyle Freeland, LHP, NCAA
    25. Kodi Medeiros, LHP, HS
    26. Dylan Cease, RHP, HS
    27. Michael Cederoth, RHP, NCAA
    28. Michael Conforto, OF, NCAA
    29. Cobi Johnson, RHP, HS
    30. Matt Chapman, 3B/RHP, NCAA
    31. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, HS
    32. Monte Harrison, OF, HS
    33. Nick Burdi, RHP, NCAA
    34. Mac Marshall, LHP, HS
    35. Michael Chavis, 3B, HS
    36. Dylan Davis, OF/RHP, NCAA
    37. Alex Verdugo, 1B/LHP, HS
    38. Ti'quan Forbes, SS, HS
    39. Justus Sheffield, LHP, HS
    40. Scott Blewett, RHP, HS
    41. Josh Morgan, SS, HS
    42. Derek Hill, OF, HS
    43. Greg Deichmann, SS/2B, HS
    44. Cameron Varga, RHP, HS
    45. J.D. Davis, 1B/RHP, NCAA
    46. Michael Kopech, RHP, HS
    47. Jakson Reetz, C/OF, HS
    48. Joe Gatto, RHP, HS
    49. Jeren Kendall, OF, HS
    50. Keaton McKinney, RHP, HS
    Callis and Mayo also tried their hand at an early top 10 mock draft.


    Our First-Year Player Draft experts, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, take their first crack at projecting how the top 10 selections in 2014 will unfold:

    1. Astros

    Callis: Carlos Rodon, LHP, North Carolina State -- Best college lefty since David Price (2007). Biggest front-runner for No. 1 overall pick since Bryce Harper ('10).

    Mayo: Rodon -- About as no-brainer as it can be at this point. It'd be more of a surprise if he didn't go No. 1.

    2. Marlins

    Callis: Jeff Hoffman, RHP, East Carolina -- Could challenge Rodon for top selection. Has similar fastball and better changeup and command.

    Mayo: Alex Jackson, C/OF, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego -- The top high school player in the class, and Miami hasn't shied away from taking exciting young bats (see Yelich, Christian).

    3. White Sox

    Callis: Tyler Kolek, RHP, Shepherd (Texas) HS -- White Sox love high-ceiling players, and Kolek has a huge one with a fastball that already reaches 99 mph.

    Mayo: Hoffman -- The White Sox like their athletes, but they also like big, strong starting pitching. After Rodon, Hoffman is the best in the class.

    4. Cubs

    Callis: Tyler Beede, RHP, Vanderbilt -- Cubs almost certainly will take a pitcher after spending last two top-six choices on bats, though Beede must refine his command.

    Mayo: Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State -- How about a future left side of the infield featuring Kris Bryant, the No. 2 pick in the 2013 Draft, and Turner, a leadoff type with 80 speed?

    5. Twins

    Callis: Jackson -- With Joe Mauer moving to first base, Jackson would be a nice fit; Minnesota also could use his power.

    Mayo: Beede -- A former first-round pick back in 2011, look for Beede to answer questions about his command this spring and be among the top college arms taken in June.

    6. Mariners

    Callis: Turner -- Seattle has young middle infielders, but Turner's speed/bat/defense combo will be too much to ignore.

    Mayo: Jacob Gatewood, SS, Clovis (Calif.) HS -- The power is more than legit, but there are some questions about the hit tool ... not enough to keep him out of Top 10 consideration.

    7. Phillies

    Callis: Gatewood -- Philadelphia isn't afraid to gamble on upside; could opt for Gatewood's massive power or Michael Gettys' all-around package.

    Mayo: Michael Gettys, OF, Gainesville (Ga.) HS -- The Phils have taken a high schooler with their first pick in each of the last six Drafts. They seem to like toolsy position players and Gettys fits that description perfectly.

    8. Rockies

    Callis: Gettys -- Has the best collection of tools in this Draft class; could go higher if he answers questions about his bat.

    Mayo: Aaron Nola, RHP, LSU -- After nabbing Jonathan Gray at No. 3 in 2013, adding Nola could give them a very nice 1-2 punch that could get to Coors Field in a hurry.

    9. Blue Jays

    Callis: Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy -- After failing to sign Phil Bickford in 2013, Toronto lands another high school righty with devastating stuff.

    Mayo: Kolek -- It might be too easy to give the Blue Jays the top high-ceiling high school arm available, but they don't shy away from rolling the dice in that fashion.

    10. Mets

    Callis: Brady Aiken, LHP, Central Catholic HS (San Diego) -- New York's last three first-rounders have been hitters, so the ultra-polished Aiken would make a lot of sense.

    Mayo: Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia -- After going the high school position player route in the first round for the last three Drafts, maybe the Mets go for a more advanced player. If not a pitcher, then a bat like Fisher, relying on the fact that UVA bats tend to perform better in the pro game.

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    I wouldn't mind drafting Beede again (If he allows it). Would be nice to draft a pitcher who has upside and their ETA isn't 2019. Nick Gordon also looks like someone AA would like..lot's of tools and good blood lines. This is one sexy draft. It's too bad we couldn't get a comp pick for Josh. ugh.

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    Judging by that scouting report id take Hoffman over Rodon better command and better change up.

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