2014 MLB Draft: The Scout 289

SCOUT National Baseball Analyst Kiley McDaniel ties together all of his 2014 MLB Draft coverage and reveals his top-289 prospects for draft day.

2014 Mock Drafts: 1.0

2014 MLB Draft Rankings By State/Region (March/April 2014): Florida, Georgia, Deep South I, Deep South II, Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast/Canada, Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest, Texas/Oklahoma, Southwest/Rockies, Southern California, Northern California & Pacific Northwest

2015/2016 MLB Draft Rankings (May 2014): 2015 College, 2016 College & 2015-16 High School


Gory Details

These are my rankings—how I would pick the players—and not my best approximation of industry consensus. In most cases, those are basically the same, but there are some spots where I differ with the popular opinion. Fans drastically underrate how much difference there is on draft boards from team-to-team, so no matter how wacky or spot on you think one of my rankings is, I can guarantee there's at least a few teams with me and against me on each one.

I also don't factor in signability, even though there are some players on this list that are considered unsignable where I and the industry have them rated. In a few days, I'll release a draft board with this list, the rest of the over 700 players I've ranked or listed in the last month and some features to make it feel like an actual draft board, such as a signability notation. For my mock draft, I take industry consensus, team-specific rumors and signability into consideration, along with other things that aren't factors for this list. To give you an idea of my opinion differing from the industry consensus, a couple players in that first round projection are in the 50's on this list (mostly polarizing prep hitters),

'14 MLB Draft Top-15
1. Astros
2. Marlins
3. White Sox
4. Cubs
5. Twins
6. Mariners
7. Phillies
8. Rockies
9. Blue Jays
10. Mets
11. Blue Jays
12. Brewers
13. Padres
14. Giants
15. Angels

The position I list is their projected pro fit and in the case where I list two (like C/1B for Kyle Schwarber) that's when I think they'll play both positions in the big leagues (usually a fringy defensive catcher who can contribute there part-time but fits better in the field). Where I denote both a pitcher and hitter position, that means it isn't clear which position is their best long-term fit.

I'll be driving around Florida up until draft day, hitting the AAC and A-Sun conference tournaments, various high school showcases including the big one in Sebring, along with at least one of the college regionals in the Sunshine State; follow me on Twitter for up to the second thoughts. I haven't looked up the numbers for this list, but for reference, I've personally scouted 104 of the 116 players on last week's draft rankings list, including 71 of the top 72. See that list for some general thoughts about the class, some of the news that broke last week and some early signability prep talents.

Here's a free video of #1 prospect LHP Brady Aiken to give you an idea of what to expect as a subscriber:

Pos
School Commit
1. Brady Aiken
LHP
Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) UCLA
2. Carlos Rodon
LHP
North Carolina State ---
3. Tyler Kolek
RHP
Shepherd HS (TX) TCU
4. Nick Gordon
SS
Olympia HS (FL) Florida State
5. Jeff Hoffman
RHP
East Carolina ---
6. Max Pentecost
C
Kennesaw State ---
7. Brad Zimmer
RF
San Francisco ---
8. Trea Turner
SS
North Carolina State ---
9. Alex Jackson
RF
Rancho Bernardo HS (CA) Oregon
10. Aaron Nola
RHP
LSU ---
11. Grant Holmes
RHP
Conway HS (SC) Florida
12. Kyle Freeland
LHP
Evansville ---
13. Sean Newcomb
LHP
Hartford ---
14. Forrest Wall
2B
Orangewood Christian HS (FL) North Carolina
15. Touki Toussaint
RHP
Coral Springs Christian HS (FL) Vanderbilt
16. Michael Chavis
3B
Sprayberry HS (GA) Clemson
17. Brandon Finnegan
LHP
TCU ---
18. Sean Reid-Foley
RHP
Sandalwood HS (FL) Florida State
19. Alex Blandino
2B
Stanford ---
20. Derek Hill
CF
Elk Grove HS (CA) Oregon
21. Michael Conforto
LF
Oregon State ---
22. Tyler Beede
RHP
Vanderbilt ---
23. Kyle Schwarber
C/1B
Indiana ---
24. Derek Fisher
LF
Virginia ---
25. Casey Gillaspie
1B
Wichita State ---
26. Braxton Davidson
1B
T.C. Roberson HS (NC) North Carolina
27. Jacob Bukauskas
RHP
Stone Bridge HS (VA) North Carolina
28. Foster Griffin
LHP
First Academy HS (FL) Ole Miss
29. Ti'Quan Forbes
3B
Columbia HS (MS) Ole Miss
30. Erick Fedde
RHP
UNLV ---
31. Chase Vallot
C
St. Thomas More HS (LA) Mississippi State
32. Matt Railey
CF
North Florida Christian HS (FL) Florida State
33. Spencer Adams
RHP
White County HS (GA) Georgia
34. Brian Anderson
CF
Arkansas ---
35. Aramis Garcia
C
Florida International ---
36. Kodi Medeiros
LHP
Waiakea HS (HI) Pepperdine
37. Luis Ortiz
RHP
Sanger HS (CA) Fresno State
38. Keaton McKinney
RHP
Ankeny Centennial HS (IA) Arkansas
39. A.J. Reed
1B
Kentucky ---
40. Alex Verdugo
OF/P
Sahuaro HS (AZ) Arizona State
41. Mike Papi
LF
Virginia ---
42. Marcus Wilson
CF
Junipero Serra HS (CA) Arizona State
43. Michael Kopech
RHP
Mount Pleasant HS (TX) Arizona
44. Scott Blewett
RHP
Charles W. Baker HS (NY) St. John's
45. Milton Ramos
SS
American Heritage HS (FL) Florida Atlantic
46. Josh Morgan
SS
Orange Lutheran HS (CA) UCLA
47. Matt Chapman
3B
Cal State Fullerton ---
48. Mac Marshall
LHP
Parkview HS (GA) LSU
49. Justus Sheffield
LHP
Tullahoma HS (TN) Vanderbilt
50. Michael Gettys
CF
Gainesville HS (GA) Georgia
51. Monte Harrison
CF
Lee's Summit West HS (MO) Nebraska (FB)
52. Jacob Gatewood
3B
Clovis HS (CA) USC
53. Zech Lemond
RHP
Rice ---
54. Austin Gomber
LHP
Florida Atlantic ---
55. Cameron Varga
RHP
Cincinnati Hills Christian HS (OH) North Carolina
56. Matt Imhof
LHP
Cal Poly ---
57. Daniel Gossett
RHP
Clemson ---
58. Spencer Turnbull
RHP
Alabama ---
59. Carson Sands
LHP
North Florida Christian HS (FL) Florida State
60. Jack Flaherty
RHP
Harvard Westlake HS (CA) North Carolina
61. Evan Skoug
C
Libertyville HS (IL) TCU
62. Nick Burdi
RHP
Louisville ---
63. Mitch Keller
RHP
Xavier HS (IA) North Carolina
64. Grayson Greiner
C
South Carolina ---
65. Eric Skoglund
LHP
UCF ---
66. Jordan Luplow
OF
Fresno State ---
67. Austin Byler
1B
Nevada ---
68. Gareth Morgan
RF
Blyth Academy HS (CAN) North Carolina State
69. Turner Larkins
RHP
Martin HS (TX) Texas A&M
70. Luke Weaver
RHP
Florida State ---
71. Michael Cederoth
RHP
San Diego State ----
72. Nick Howard
RHP
Virginia ---
73. Sam Travis
1B
Indiana ---
74. Chris Oliver
RHP
Arkansas ---
75. Dylan Cease
RHP
Milton HS (GA) Vanderbilt
76. Jake Stinnett
RHP
Maryland ---
77. Cody Reed
LHP
Ardmore HS (AL) Vanderbilt
78. Trace Loehr
2B
Putnam HS (OR) Oregon State
79. Grant Hockin
RHP
Damien HS (CA) UCLA
80. Jeren Kendall
CF
Holmen HS (WI) Vanderbilt
81. Bryce Montes De Oca
RHP
Lawrence HS (KS) Missouri
82. Andrew Suarez
LHP
Miami ---
83. Rhys Hoskins
RF
Sacramento State ---
84. Brett Graves
RHP
Missouri ---
85. Jakson Reetz
C
Norris HS (NE) Nebraska
86. Tate Blackman
2B
Lake Brantley HS (FL) Ole Miss
87. Connor Joe
C/OF
San Diego ---
88. Taylor Sparks
RF
UC Irvine ---
89. Dylan Davis
RF/P
Oregon State ---
90. Joey Gatto
RHP
St. Augustine HS (NJ) North Carolina
91. Bryan Dobzanski
RHP
Delsea Regional HS (NJ) Louisville
92. Blake Bivens
RHP
George Washington HS (VA) Liberty
93. Aaron Brown
LHP
Pepperdine ---
94. Chris Ellis
RHP
Ole Miss ---
95. Cole Tucker
3B
Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) Arizona
96. Trey Supak
RHP
La Grange HS (TX) Houston
97. Greg Allen
CF
San Diego State ---
98. Ryan Castellani
RHP
Brophy HS (AZ) Arizona State
99. Austin Davis
LHP
Cal St. Bakersfield ---
100. Brandon Downes
CF
Virginia ---
101. Jacob Lindgren
LHP
Mississippi State ---
102. Jake Godfrey
RHP
Providence Catholic HS (IL) LSU
103. Austin DeCarr
RHP
Salisbury HS (CT) Clemson
104. Todd Isaacs
CF
American Heritage HS (FL) None
105. Garrett Fulenchek
RHP
Howe HS (TX) Dallas Baptist
106. Robbie Dickey
RHP
Blinn JC (TX) Texas State
107. Pat Connaughton
RHP
Notre Dame ---
108. James Norwood
RHP
St. Louis ---
109. Jordan Brink
RHP
Fresno State ---
110. Chad Sobotka
RHP
South Carolina Upstate ---
111. David Peterson
LHP
Regis Jesuit HS (CO) Oregon
112. Daniel Mengden
RHP
Texas A&M ---
113. Bobby Bradley
1B
Harrison Central HS (MS) LSU
114. Austin Slater
RF
Stanford ---
115. Connor Wong
SS
Pearland HS (TX) Houston
116. Luke Dykstra
SS
Westlake HS (CA) Fresno State
117. Mark Zagunis
C
Virginia Tech ---
118. Shane Mardirosian
2B
King HS (CA) UC Santa Barbara
119. Keith Weisenberg
RHP
Osceola HS (FL) Stanford
120. Lane Thomas
CF
Bearden HS (TN) Tennessee
121. Nick Wells
LHP
Battlefield HS (VA) Charleston
122. Mitch Hart
RHP
Granite Bay HS (CA) USC
123. Andrew Karp
RHP
West Orange HS (FL) Florida State
124. Derick Velazquez
RHP
Fresno State ---
125. Cobi Johnson
RHP
Mitchell HS (FL) Florida State
126. Ronnie Williams
RHP
American HS (FL) Florida A&M
127. J.J. Schwarz
C
Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL) Florida
128. Keaton Steele
RHP
Missouri ---
129. Derek Casey
RHP
Hanover HS (VA) Virginia
130. Jace Fry
LHP
Oregon State ----
131. Devon Fisher
C
Western Branch HS (VA) Virginia
132. J.D. Davis
1B/P
Cal State Fullerton ---
133. Wyatt Strahan
RHP
USC ---
134. Isan Diaz
2B
Springfield Central HS (MA) Vanderbilt
135. K.J. Harrison
C
Punahou HS (HI) Oregon State
136. Zach Fish
RF
Oklahoma State ----
137. Jake Cosart
RHP
Seminole JC (FL) None
138. Ben Wetzler
LHP
Oregon State ---
139. Brandon Bonilla
LHP
Grand Canyon ---
140. Michael Mader
LHP
Chipola JC (FL) Florida State
141. Tim Susnara
C
St. Francis HS (CA) Oregon
142. Stone Garrett
CF
George Ranch HS (TX) Rice
143. Sam Coonrod
RHP
Southern Illinois ---
144. Trenton Kemp
CF
Buchanan HS (CA) Fresno State
145. Raphael Ramirez
CF
Pace Academy HS (GA) North Carolina State
146. Jacob Nix
RHP
Los Alamitos HS (CA) UCLA
147. Jared Ruxer
RHP
Louisville ---
148. Drew Lugbauer
C
Arlington HS (NY) Michigan
149. Heath Fillmyer
RHP
Mercer County JC (NJ) None
150. Mitch Gunsolus
3B
Gonzaga ---
151. Adam Haseley
CF/P
First Academy HS (FL) Virginia
152. Matt Morgan
C
Thorsby HS (AL) Alabama
153. A.J. Vanegas
RHP
Stanford ---
154. Garrett Cave
RHP
South Sumter HS (FL) Florida International
155. Benito Santiago
C
Coral Springs Christian HS (FL) Tennessee
156. Pat Mahomes
RHP
Whitehouse HS (TX) Texas Tech
157. Roy Morales
C
Colegio Angel David HS (PR) La Salle
158. Braden Webb
RHP
Owasso HS (OK) South Carolina
159. Zach Thompson
RHP
UT-Arlington ---
160. Andrew Summerville
LHP
Lakeside HS (WA) Stanford
161. Jeff Brigham
RHP
Washington ---
162. Kyle Carter
LHP
Miami-Dade JC (FL) None
163. Patrick Weigel
RHP
Oxnard JC (CA) Houston
164. Ryan Lillard
SS
Urbandale HS (IA) Kansas State
165. Tylor Megill
RHP
Los Alamitos HS (CA) Loyola Marymount
166. Jordan Foley
RHP
Central Michigan ---
167. Adam Ravanelle
RHP
Vanderbilt ---
168. Tucker Baca
LHP
North Gwinnett HS (GA) Arizona State
169. Alexis Pantojas
SS
PR Baseball Academy Alabama State
170. Austin Murphy
LF
Episcopal HS (FL) Auburn
171. Justin Steele
LHP
George County HS (MS) Southern Mississippi
172. Ryder Ryan
RHP
North Mecklenburg HS (NC) North Carolina
173. Tommy Doyle
RHP
Flint Hill HS (VA) Virginia
174. Nigel Nootbaar
RHP
USC ---
175. Cy Sneed
RHP
Dallas Baptist ---
176. Adam Choplick
LHP
Oklahoma ---
177. Slade Heggen
C
Loyola Sacred Heart HS (MT) Oregon
178. Luke Bonfield
OF
IMG Academy HS (FL) Arkansas
179. Alex Faedo
RHP
Alonso HS (FL) Florida
180. Ryan Butler
RHP
Charlotte ---
181. Bryce Carter
C
Cascia Hall HS (OK) Stanford
182. Sean Bouchard
3B
Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) UCLA
183. Scott Hurst
CF
Bishop Amat HS (CA Cal St. Fullerton
184. Carl Chester
CF
Lake Brantley HS (FL) Miami
185. Micah Miniard
RHP
Boyle County HS (KY) Western Kentucky
186. Zach Shannon
RF/P
Anderson HS (OH) Ohio State
187. D.J. Peters
LF
Glendora HS (CA) Cal St. Fullerton
188. Roberto Gonzalez
OF
University HS (FL) Miami-Dade JC (FL)
189. Sam Howard
LHP
Georgia Southern ---
190. Brad Depperman
RHP
East Lake HS (FL) North Florida
191. Branden Kelliher
RHP
Lake Stevens HS (WA) Oregon
192. Dalton Guthrie
SS
Venice HS (FL) Florida
193. Shane Benes
3B/P
Westminster Christian HS (MO) Missouri
194. Grayson Jones
RHP
Shelton State JC (AL) None
195. Jake Jarvis
3B/P
Klein Collins HS (TX) Texas A&M
196. Justin Smith
RF
Bartram Trail HS (FL) Miami
197. Max George
SS
Regis Jesuit HS (CO) Oregon State
198. Logan Webb
RHP
Rocklin HS (CA) Cal Poly
199. Zach Schellenger
RHP
Devon Prep HS (PA) Seton Hall
200. Jonah Patten
RHP
Norwell HS (IN) Arkansas
201. Dillon Peters
LHP
Texas ---
202. Scott Squier
LHP
Hawaii ---
203. Kel Johnson
LF
Home School (GA) Georgia Tech
204. Alex Destino
LHP
North Buncombe HS (NC) South Carolina
205. Cam Bishop
LHP
Brea HS (CA) UC Irvine
206. Anfernee Seymour
CF
Elev8 Academy HS (FL) None
207. Brandon Murray
RHP
Hobart HS (IN) South Carolina
208. Cre Finfrock
RHP
Martin County HS (FL) UCF
209. Ben Roberts
OF
Washington State ---
210. Hunter Cole
OF
Georgia ---
211. Clay Casey
OF
DeSoto Central HS (MS) Ole Miss
212. Kevin Cron
1B
TCU ---
213. Tyler Willman
RHP
Western Illinois ---
214. Boo Vazquez
LF
Pittsburgh ---
215. Reese Cooley
LF
Fleming Island HS (FL) Chipola JC (FL)
216. Chris Diaz
LHP
Miami ---
217. Collin Ferguson
1B
St. Mary's ---
218. Jon Littell
RF
Stillwater HS (OK) Oklahoma State
219. Taylor Gushue
C
Florida ---
220. Andrew Chin
LHP
Boston College ---
221. Brandon Woodruff
RHP
Mississippi State ---
222. Ben Smith
LHP
Coastal Carolina ---
223. Jose Trevino
3B
Oral Roberts ---
224. Greg Deichmann
3B
Brother Martin HS (LA) LSU
225. Travis Jones
RF
Atascocita HS (TX) Texas
226. Zach Pop
RHP
Notre Dame Catholic HS (CAN) None
227. Liam Sabino
SS
Blair Academy (PA) Vanderbilt
228. Simeon Lucas
C
Grant Community HS (IL) Illinois State
229. Joseph Dunand
3B
Gulliver Prep HS (FL) North Carolina State
230. Ryan Harris
RHP
Florida ---
231. Brent Jones
RHP
Cornell ---
232. Mason McCullough
RHP
Lander ---
233. Kyle Marsh
RHP
Spruce Creek HS (FL) UCF
234. Jesse Lepore
RHP
Trinity Catholic HS (FL) Miami
235. Gabriel Gonzalez
RHP
Arbor View HS (NV) UNLV
236. Kevin Bryant
CF
Wade Hampton HS (SC) Clemson
237. Tanner Houck
RHP
Collinsville HS (IL) Missouri
238. Kyle Wright
RHP
Buckhorn HS (AL) Vanderbilt
239. Skyler Ewing
1B
Rice ---
240. Parker French
RHP
Texas ---
241. Dustin DeMuth
3B
Indiana ---
242. Tristan Gray
SS
Elkins HS (TX) Rice
243. Chandler Shepherd
RHP
Kentucky ---
244. Brad Radziewski
LHP
Miami ---
245. Tanner English
2B
South Carolina ---
246. Colton Hock
RHP
Bloomsburg Area HS (PA) Stanford
247. Luis Alvarado
RHP
PR Baseball Academy Nebraska
248. Michael Cantu
C/1B
Moody HS (TX) Texas
249. Matt Crownover
LHP
Clemson ---
250. Garrett Mundell
RHP
Fresno State ---
251. Mitch Watrous
RHP
Utah ---
252. Colin Welmon
RHP
Loyola Marymount ---
253. Erik Manoah
RHP
South Dade HS (FL) Florida International
254. Kevin Williams
CF
American HS (FL) Kansas State
255. Austin Cousino
CF
Kentucky ---
256. Yale Rosen
1B
Washington State ---
257. Jose Brizuela
3B
Florida State ---
258. Parker Joe Robinson
RHP
Serra HS (CA) Texas
259. Zach Willeman
RHP
Napoleon HS (OH) Kent State
260. Gage Burland
RHP
East Valley HS (WA) Gonzaga
261. Jordan Ramsey
RHP
UNC Wilmington ---
262. Weston Davis
RHP
Manatee HS (FL) Florida
263. Trevor Megill
RHP
Loyola Marymount ---
264. Branden Cogswell
2B
Virginia ---
265. Zach Sullivan
OF
Corning East HS (NY) Stony Brook
266. Joey Pankake
3B
South Carolina ---
267. Austin Robichaux
RHP
Louisiana Lafayette ---
268. Bennett Sousa
LHP
Benjamin HS (FL) Virginia
269. Grant Heyman
OF
Southern Nevada JC (NV) Oregon State
270. Daniel Sweet
CF
Polk State JC (FL) Dallas Baptist
271. Isiah Gilliam
LF
Parkview HS (GA) None
272. Karsten Whitson
RHP
Florida ---
273. Marvin Gorgas
RHP
East Hampton HS (CT) Connecticut
274. Josh Laxer
RHP
Ole Miss ---
275. Justin Twine
2B
Falls City HS (TX) TCU
276. Brendan Spagnuolo
RHP
Chaminade HS (NY) Vanderbilt
277. Montrell Marshall
3B
South Gwinnett HS (GA) Auburn
278. Matt Ruppenthal
RHP
Brother Rice HS (MI) Vanderbilt
279. Keith Grieshaber
2B
Marquette HS (MO) Arkansas
280. Dale Burdick
SS
Summit HS (TN) Mississippi State
281. Troy Stokes
CF
Calvert Hall HS (MD) Maryland
282. Casey Soltis
OF
Granada HS (CA) Oregon
283. Jordan Holloway
RHP
Ralston Valley HS (CO) Nebraska Omaha
284. Brad Bass
RHP
Lincoln-Way Central HS (IL) Notre Dame
285. Jon Teaney
RHP
Quartz Hill HS (CA) San Diego
286. Jon Ducoff
3B
Kingwood HS (TX) Baylor
287. Daniel Salters
C
Dallas Baptist ---
288. Daniel Gooden
LHP
Griffin HS (GA) Georgia Tech
289. Dylan Busby
3B
Sarasota HS (FL) None


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