2015 MLB Mock Draft 5.3 (5/22/15)

Mock drafts are coming hot and heavy over the past few weeks as we inch closer and closer to draft day. There has been much movement since our last, and questions are flying all over the place. Is Arizona really going to go the cheap route? Is Dillon Tate really falling out of favor? Is it possible for a pitcher who’s spent the last three seasons pitching out of the bullpen to be drafted first overall?

Luckily, here we are! With a brand new mock. The top ten picks look pretty familar, it’s only the order that’s been shuffled.

# Team Player Pos University/School
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Carson Fulmer RHP Vanderbilt University
2 Houston Astros Dillon Tate RHP University of California, Santa Barbara
3 Colorado Rockies Dansby Swanson SS Vanderbilt University
4 Texas Rangers Brendan Rodgers SS Lake Mary HS (FL)
5 Houston Astros Daz Cameron OF Eagle’s Landing HS (GA)
6 Minnesota Twins James Kaprielian RHP University of California, Los Angeles
7 Boston Red Sox Alex Bregman SS/2B Louisiana State University
8 Chicago White Sox Jon Harris RHP Missouri State University
9 Chicago Cubs Kyle Tucker OF Plant HS (FL)
10 Philadelphia Phillies Ian Happ OF/2B University of Cincinnati
11 Cincinnati Reds Walker Buehler RHP Vanderbilt University
12 Miami Marlins Trenton Clark OF Richland HS (TX)
13 Tampa Bay Rays Garrett Whitley OF Niskayuna HS (NY)
14 Atlanta Braves Tyler Stephenson C Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA)
15 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Funkhouser RHP University of Louisville
16 New York Yankees Tyler Jay LHP University of Illinois
17 Cleveland Indians Nick Plummer OF Brother Rice HS (MI)
18 San Francisco Giants Phil Bickford RHP Community College of Southern Nevada
19 Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Nikorak RHP Stroudsburg HS (PA)
20 Oakland Athletics D.J. Stewart OF Florida State University
21 Kansas City Royals Cornelius Randolph 3B Griffin HS (GA)
22 Detroit Tigers Alex Young LHP Texas Christian University
23 St. Louis Cardinals Brady Aiken LHP IMG Academy
24 Los Angeles Dodgers Michael Matuella RHP Duke University
25 Baltimore Orioles Donny Everett RHP Clarksville HS (TN)
26 Los Angeles Angels Justin Hooper LHP De La Salle HS (CA)
Compensation Round
27 Colorado Rockies Riley Ferrell RHP Texas Christian University
28 Atlanta Braves Nathan Kirby LHP University of Virginia
29 Toronto Blue Jays Kolby Allard LHP San Clemente HS (CA)
30 New York Yankees Chris Betts C Woodrow Wilson HS (CA)
31 San Francisco Giants Kevin Newman SS University of Arizona
32 Pittsburgh Pirates Ashe Russell RHP Cathedral HS (IN)
33 Kansas City Royals Andrew Benintendi OF University of Arkansas
34 Detroit Tigers Jalen Miller SS Riverwood HS (GA)
35 Los Angeles Dodgers Lucas Herbert C San Clemente HS (CA)
36 Baltimore Orioles Donnie Dewees OF University of North Florida
Competitive Balance Round A
37 Houston Astros Chris Shaw OF Boston College
38 Colorado Rockies Wyatt Cross C Legacy HS (CO)
39 St. Louis Cardinals David Thompson 3B University of Miami
40 Milwaukee Brewers Cody Ponce RHP California Polytechnic State University
41 Atlanta Braves Jahmai Jones OF Wesleyan HS (GA)
42 Cleveland Indians Richie Martin SS University of Florida
Second Round
43 Arizona Diamondbacks Luken Baker RHP Oak Ridge HS (TX)
44 Colorado Rockies Joe McCarthy OF University of Virginia
45 Texas Rangers Jake Lemoine RHP University of Houston
46 Houston Astros Blake Hickman RHP University of Iowa
47 Chicago Cubs Taylor Ward C Fresno State University
48 Philadelphia Phillies Beau Burrows RHP Weatherford HS (TX)
49 Cincinnati Reds Chandler Day RHP Watkins HS (OH)
50 Miami Marlins Thomas Szapucki LHP Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)
51 San Diego Padres Cadyn Grenier SS Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
52 Tampa Bay Rays Blake Trahan SS University of Louisville at Lafayette
53 New York Mets Dakota Chalmers RHP North Forsyth HS (GA)
54 Atlanta Braves Mac Marshall LHP Chipola College
55 Milwaukee Brewers Mitchell Hansen OF Plano HS (TX)
56 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Jenkins OF West Columbus HS (NC)
57 New York Yankees Jonathan India SS/2B American Heritage HS (FL)
58 Washington Nationals Alonzo Jones 2B/OF Columbus HS (GA)
59 Cleveland Indians Andrew Suarez LHP University of Miami
60 Seattle Mariners Nicholas Shumpert SS Highlands Ranch HS (CO)
61 San Francisco Giants Joe DeMers RHP College Park HS (CA)
62 Pittsburgh Pirates Luke Lowery 1B/OF East Carolina University
63 Oakland Athletics Matt Rose 3B Georgia State University
64 Kansas City Royals Ryan Burr RHP Arizona State University
65 Detroit Tigers Kevin Duchene LHP University of Illinois
66 St. Louis Cardinals Juan Hillman LHP Olympia HS (FL)
67 Los Angeles Dodgers Kyle Molnar RHP Aliso Niguel HS (CA)
68 Baltimore Orioles Edwin Rios 3B Florida International University
69 Washington Nationals Scott Kingery 2B/OF University of Arizona
70 Los Angeles Angels Mikey White 2B/SS University of Alabama

3 thoughts on “2015 MLB Mock Draft 5.3 (5/22/15)

    • Each has a legitimate chance at getting selected in the first two rounds, especially Smith, who we really like and think will be one of the most productive big-leaguers to come out of this class. McKenzie has a strong commitment to Vanderbilt, so it wouldn’t be a total shock to see him slip to the later rounds. And whichever team gets Hayes will have a truly gifted defensive player on their hands.

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