Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

**Update: Final Mock Draft from 6.5.11 posted here.*



Let's face it, it's far too early to do a mock draft. Yet here I am. Completely and ridiculously inaccurate. This mock gives zero weight to signability and team need and way too much weight to hunches on how good I think these players are.


1. Pittsburgh Pirates - Anthony Rendon - 3B - Rice. 6'0" 190. The best amateur player in the country.


2. Seattle Mariners - Matt Purke - LHP - TCU. 6'4" 180. The unsigned 14th overall pick from 2009 draft should go even earlier as a draft eligible sophomore.


3. Arizona Diamondbacks - Gerrit Cole - RHP - UCLA. 6'4" 220. Like Purke, Cole is another unsigned former 1st rounder (NYY - '08 - 28th overall).


4. Baltimore Orioles - Bubba Starling - OF/RHP - Gardner Edgerton HS (KS). 6'4" 180. College Commitment: Nebraska (Football). He'll be a tough sign and much more likely to slide down draft boards and get well above average bonus offers.

5. Kansas City Royals - Taylor Jungmann - RHP - Texas. 6'6" 195.


6. Washington Nationals - Daniel Norris - LHP - Science Hill HS (TN). 6'3" 180. College Commitment: Clemson

7. Arizona Diamondbacks (for failure to sign Barret Loux) - Jackie Bradley Jr. - OF - South Carolina. 5'10" 175.


8. Cleveland Indians - George Springer - OF - Connecticut. 6'3" 205.


9. Chicago Cubs - Sonny Gray - RHP - Vanderbilt. 6'0" 185. The Cubs took a flyer on him in 2008 (27th Round) knowing it would be tough to sign him away from Vanderbilt. Makes sense they'd take him again.


10. San Diego Padres (for failure to sign Karsten Whitson) - Archie Bradley - RHP - Broken Arrow HS (OK). 6'4" 210. College Commitment: Oklahoma.


11. Houston Astros - Dillon Howard - RHP - Searcy HS (AR). 6'2" 200. College Commitment: Arkansas.


12. Milwaukee Brewers - Matt Barnes - RHP - Connecticut. 6'3" 180.


13. New York Mets - John Stilson - RHP - Texas A&M. 6'4" 190. The Mets may draft a stud reliever so they can stop using their blue chip starting pitching prospects in the bullpen.


14. Florida Marlins - Dylan Bundy - RHP - Owasso HS (OK). 6'1" 200.


15. Milwaukee Brewers (for failure to sign Dylan Covey) - Trevor Bauer - RHP - UCLA. 6'1" 175. Tim Lincecum comps are ludicrous, but he's still very good.


16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Danny Hultzen - LHP - Virginia. 6'2" 195. 2011 will be his 3rd year as the ace for a good Virginia team.


17. Los Angeles Angles - Blake Swihart - C - Cleveland HS (NM). 6'0" 175. College Commitment: Texas.


18. Oakland Athletics - Josh Bell - OF - 6'3" 205. Jesuit Prep School of Dallas (TX). College Commitment: Texas.


19. Boston Red Sox (from Tigers for Victor Martinez) - Francisco Lindor - SS - Montverde Academy (FL). 5'11" 175. College Commitment: Florida State.


20. Colorado Rockies - Tyler Anderson - LHP - Oregon. 6'3" 195.


21. Toronto Blue Jays - Jason Esposito - 3B - Vanderbilt. 6'1" 195.


22. St. Louis Cardinals - Derek Fisher - OF - Ceder Crest HS (PA). 6'3" 210. College Commitment: Virginia.


23. Washington Nationals (from White Sox for Adam Dunn) - Alex Meyer - RHP - Kentucky. 6'9" 210. This ranking is based purely on talent and not on results. Here's hoping Meyer has a Matt Harvey like turn around in 2011.


24. Tampa Bay Rays (from Red Sox for Carl Crawford) - Brandon Nimmo - OF - Cheyenne (WY). 6'3" 185. College Commitment: Arkansas.


25. San Diego Padres - Anthony Meo - RHP - Coastal Carolina. 6'2" 190.


26. Boston Red Sox (from Rangers for Adrian Beltre) - Jose Fernandez - RHP - Alonso HS (FL). 6'3" 215. College Commitment: South Florida.


27. Cincinnati Reds - Alex Dickerson - OF - Indiana. 6'3" 220. See scouting report here.


28. Atlanta Braves - Zach Cone - OF - Georgia. 6'2" 200.


29. San Francisco Giants - Jed Bradley - LHP - Georgia Tech. 6'3" 205.


30. Minnesota Twins - Noe Ramirez - RHP - Cal State Fullerton. 6'3" 180.


31. Tampa Bay Rays - (From Yankees for Raphael Soriano) - Logan Verrett - RHP - Baylor. 6'2" 180.


32. Tampa Bay Rays - Charlie Tilson - OF - New Trier HS (IL). 6'0" 165.


33. Texas Rangers (From Phillies for Cliff Lee) - Mikie Mahtook - OF - LSU. 6'1" 205.



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10 comments:

  1. I believe that the Mets new F.O. is unlikely to draft a reliever in the first round. My guess is that Blake Swihart is a much better fit.

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  2. Jed Bradley goes in top 15.

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  3. You're right, and Mock Draft 2.0 will come out this week and will reflect that.

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  4. a draft with out henry owens is a mockery....not a mock....you look foolish

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  5. Puns are fun.

    I'll take the high road and I won't point out that without is one word and not two. But I will kindly point out the date in which this mock draft was created and direct you to Mock Draft 2.0 created a month later.

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  6. UCLA Junior Shortstop ADRIAN WILLIAMS.

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  7. Discriminated against...But BEST PRE-GAME in the nation... 2011 Junior UCLA shortstop!!!! Adrian Williams. HOW IS THIS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN??? What are UCLA coaches thinking?!?!?

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  8. Has anyone heard of Craig Brinkerhoff? This years MVP in Scenic West Conference. Same conference Bryce Harper played in and his #'s are similar.... Wow check them out:
    http://www.scenicwestsports.com/custompages/baseball/html11/lgplyrs.htm

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  9. How common is it for a top-performer to go to an NCAA Division 1 university, and be ignored all 3 years. Is it cause he's just not their guy? or some other demented reason? I would think a true scout knows which one it is.

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  10. Craig Brinkerhoff is an amazing player, both hitting and fielding. Very raw talent with a great frame to work with. Also, has a great attitude and is easy to work with. Should go before round 6, but being from Utah, we will have to wait and see.

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