Sunday, December 13, 2015

2016 MLB Draft Compilation Rankings #1 (Top 60)

by: Ben Embry (Guest Contributor from The Bronx Empire)

It's finally that time of year when I issue the first compilation ranking for the next MLB Draft.  It's a little thing I like to do to stay up on who the big names are in the draft pool.  What I do is take rankings from 4-5 different sources that I trust the most on the subject of draft prospects and I compile them into one board.

1Jason GroomeSPH.S.
2A.J. PukSPFlorida
3Alec HansenSPOklahoma
4Blake RutherfordCFH.S.
5Corey RayCFLouisville
6Riley PintSPH.S.
7Connor JonesSPVirginia
8Nick BanksRFTexas A&M
9Delvin PerezSSH.S.
10Mickey MoniakOFH.S.
11Cal QuantrillSPStanford
12Kyle LewisOFMercer
13Bobby Dalbec3BArizona
14Matt KrookSPOregon
15Will BensonOFH.S.
16Buddy ReedOFFlorida
17Logan ShoreSPFlorida
18Drew MendozaSSH.S.
19Nolan Jones3BH.S.
20Ian AndersonSPH.S.
21Alex SpeasSPH.S.
22Ryan BoldtCFNebraska
23Robert TylerSPGeorgia
24Reggie LawsonSPH.S.
25Kevin GowdySPH.S.
26Austin BergnerSPH.S.
27Bryan ReynoldsOFVanderbilt
28Nick Senzel3BTennessee
29Brandon McIlwainOFH.S.
30Kyle FunkhouserSPLouisville
31Avery TuckOFH.S.
32Josh LoweSPH.S.
33Jordan SheffieldSPVanderbilt
34Forrest WhitleySPH.S.
35Jesus LuzardoSPH.S.
36Michael ShawarynSPMaryland
37Daulton JefferiesSPCalifornia
38Chris OkeyCClemson
39Carter Kieboom3BH.S.
40Bo Bichette3BH.S.
41Braxton GarrettSPH.S.
42Dakota HudsonSPMississippi St
43Zach JacksonSPArkansas
44Brad DeboCSouth Carolina
45Zack BurdiSP/RPLouisville
46Dane DunningPFlorida
47David HamiltonSSH.S.
48Matt CrohanSPWinthrop
49Alex KiriloffOFH.S.
50Matt ManningSPH.S.
51Jeff BelgeSPH.S.
52Zack BrownSP/RPKentucky
53Willie AbreuOFMiami (FL)
54Eric LauerSPKent St
55Seth BeerOFH.S.
56Joe Rizzo3BH.S.
57Bailey ClarkSP/RPDuke
58Ian HamiltonRPWashington St
59Alexis TorresSSH.S.
60Jake FraleyCFLSU

I've finally been doing this long enough that I'm recognizing names of college kids from when they were HS prospects. Not that 3 years is a long time, mind you...but I think it's cool. AJ Puk, Corey Ray, Connor Jones, Cal Quantrill are just a few kids who popped up as HS kids the first time around.  Quantrill is one that easily comes to mind because the Yankees drafted him the first time around. Count me as a big supporter of the idea of redrafting this one.  New York currently has the #20 pick.  That could go up... or go away completely... depending on what happens with the remaining qualifying free agents.

I like to give credit where credit is due regarding the inputs for my compilation. This time around I used ESPN (Keith Law, Eric Langenhagen), (Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo), Fangraphs (Kiley McDaniel), and MY MLB Draft. I suggest you check those sites out. Always good content from all.

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