The Mock: Volume VIII

Tanner Rahier

The second to last mock of the year. We’ll do one more the day before — possibly the day of — the draft. Live chat on the new mock Sunday night at 8:00 EST.

Have at it!

Pick Team Name Pos. School
01 Houston Mark Appel RHP Stanford
02 Minnesota Byron Buxton OF Appling County HS (GA)
03 Seattle Mike Zunino C Florida
04 Baltimore Carlos Correa SS PR Baseball Academy
05 Kansas City Kevin Gausman RHP LSU
06 Chicago-NL Albert Almora OF Mater Academy (FL)
07 San Diego Max Fried LHP Harvard Westlake (FL)
08 Pittsburgh Lucas Giolito RHP Harvard Westlake (CA)
09 Miami Kyle Zimmer RHP San Francisco
10 Colorado Courtney Hawkins OF Carroll HS (TX)
11 Oakland David Dahl OF Oak Mountain HS (AL)
12 New York-NL Richie Shaffer 3B Clemson
13 Chicago-AL Andrew Heaney LHP Oklahoma State
14 Cincinnati Chris Stratton RHP Mississippi State
15 Cleveland Michael Wacha RHP Texas A&M
16 Washington Deven Marrero SS Arizona State
17 Toronto Gavin Cecchini SS Barbe HS (LA)
18 L.A. Dodgers Zach Eflin RHP Hagerty HS (FL)
19 St. Louis Stryker Trahan C Accadania HS (LA)
20 San Francisco Ty Hensley RHP Santa Fe HS (OK)
21 Atlanta Tanner Rahier SS Palm Desert HS (CA)
22 Toronto Marcus Stroman RHP Duke
23 St. Louis Lance McCullers RHP Jesuit HS (FL)
24 Boston Stephen Piscotty LF Stanford
25 Tampa Bay Clint Coulter C Union HS (WA)
26 Arizona Hunter Virant LHP Camarillo HS (WA)
27 Milwaukee Addison Russell SS Pace HS (FL)
28 Milwaukee Lucas Sims RHP Brookwood HS (GA)
29 Texas Shane Watson RHP Lakewood HS (CA)
30 New York-AL Joey Gallo 1B Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
31 Boston Corey Seager 3B NW Carribus HS (SC)
32 Minnesota Pat Light RHP Monmouth
33 San Diego Jeff Gelalich OF UCLA
34 Oakland Alex Wood LHP Georgia
35 New York-NL Carson Kelly 3B Westview HS (WA)
36 St. Louis Brian Johnson LHP Florida
37 Boston Nick Travieso RHP Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
38 Milwaukee Tyler Naquin OF Texas A&M
39 Texas Pierce Johnson RHP Missouri State
40 Philadelphia Mitch Gueller OF W.F. West HS  (WA)
41 Houston Mitch Nay OF Hamilton HS (AZ)
42 Minnesota Nolan Fontana SS Florida
43 Chicago-NL Martin Agosta RHP St. Mary’s
44 San Diego Stephen Johnson RHP St. Edwards (TX)
45 Pittsburgh Lewis Brinson OF Coral Springs HS (FL)
46 Colorado Mason Melotakis LHP N.W. State
47 Oakland Travis Jankowski OF Stony Brook
48 Chicago-AL Kenny Diekroeger 2B Stanford
49 Cincinnati Barrett Barnes OF Texas Tech
50 Toronto Rio Ruiz 3B Bishop Amat HS (CA)
51 Los Angeles-NL D.J. Davis OF Stone HS (MS)
52 St. Louis Christian Walker 1B South Carolina
53 Texas Branden Kline RHP Virginia
54 Philadelphia Patrick Wisdom 3B St. Mary’s
55 San Diego Chris Beck RHP Georgia Southern
56 Chicago-NL Kieran Lovegrove RHP Mission Viejo HS (CA)
57 Cincinnati Nolan Sanburn RHP Arkansas
58 Toronto Duane Underwood RHP Pope HS (GA)
59 St. Louis Brady Rodgers RHP Arizona State
60 Toronto Fernando Perez 3B Central Arizona
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12 Responses to “The Mock: Volume VIII”

  1. Noah says:

    Love Giolito to the Buccos! No one could touch our pitching depth

  2. nmstar says:

    You don’t expect Tanner Rahier to go the first day?

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  5. David says:

    Collin Bennettt – University of Hawaii – has been an outfielder until his senior year – then moved to 3rd base. He led the University of Hawaii Rainbows in nearly every offensive category, including multiple base hits:

    2012 – BA .328, SLG% .450, OB% .439, RBI 33, K 27, BB 28 Total Bases 81.

    No other NCAA Division 1 team that I know of has moved an outfielder to the hot corner and enjoyed the success Hawaii got from Bennett. He had fewer strike-outs than any other starter. Bennett is aware of every situation and makes instinctively correct fielding decisions. He’s got a strong and accurate arm. Bennett is a true utility player that has the ability to play the outfield and any infield position (as demonstrated by his performance at 3rd base), and true offensive power with the ability to get on base.

  6. Mike says:

    No Weickel, Smoral, Roache, AB Walker, Trey or Nick Williams?
    Those are the biggest surprises for me.

    • David says:

      Mike –

      Great call on Williams. VERY impressive power and he appears to have all the tools. Weickel has an outstanding record as a high school senior and [might] do well at the next level. I’m not particularly a fan of the HS draft unless it’s exceptional with maturity. As a former high school ball player (years ago), racking up a 12-1 record at that level isn’t always an indicator. Do it at the NCAA Div 1 level and I’ll call it IMPRESSIVE. Smoral and Roache missed a good part of the season with injuries it looks like, and Victor Roache has been injured twice (broken ankle/leg and broken arm/dislocated wrist). I still expect to see him go early. AB Walker – couldn’t find him.

      My impressions of C. Bennett out of Hawaii stand. As a sophomore at UH he set a WAC Tournament record for doubles and batted .565 in the tournament. He was named to the 2010 ALL WAC Tournament team. In 2011 Bennett finished WAC Conference play batting .417 (about .300 on the season). In 2012 Bennett was moved from the outfield to 3rd base (to enhance his draftability). Numbers above. In addition to being named the WAC Verizon Hitter of the Week (batting .667 with a slugging percentage of .917) against St. Mary’s (9-15 April ’12), Bennett was named the 2012 ALL WAC Team as 3rd baseman. He’s good. He’s a leader. He gets on base, and he doesn’t turn 22 until late July. My surprise is … he doesn’t show up on anybody’s radar.

      • E-Dub says:

        Considering most college draftees are 21 at draft time or slated to turn 21 shortly after, a player’s being 22 isn’t exactly a selling point. Also, mocks rarely cover more than the Day One portion of the draft. Why would you expect to see him discussed here? There is nothing that stands out about his performance with the bat this season (minimal power, solid but not elite K:BB, same with the avg), and that’s as a senior.

  7. mike d says:

    If A’s get Travis Jankowski at 47 steal of draft hands down. Stats prove out he should be GoldenSpike winne. Just dropped HR, double 5 RBI night on UCF from leadoff spot. Defense is MLB ready today, speed is game changing, on big league field in 2 years.

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