2016 MLB Mock Draft 4.0 (4/9/16)

  1. Philadelphia Phillies: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat HS (NJ)
  2. Cincinnati Reds: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (KS)
  3. Atlanta Braves: Connor Jones, RHP, University of Virginia
  4. Colorado Rockies: A.J. Puk, LHP, University of Florida
  5. Milwaukee Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, University of Louisville
  6. Oakland Athletics: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon HS (CA)
  7. Miami Marlins: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade College Prep (CA)
  8. San Diego Padres: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
  9. Detroit Tigers: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer University
  10. Chicago White Sox: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State University
  11. Seattle Mariners: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt University
  12. Boston Red Sox: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendohowa HS (NY)
  13. Tampa Bay Rays: Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy (PR)
  14. Cleveland Indians: Robert Tyler, RHP, University of Georgia
  15. Minnesota Twins: Josh Lowe, 3B/RHP, Pope HS (GA)
  16. Los Angeles Angels: Nick Senzel, 3B, University of Tennessee
  17. Houston Astros: Daulton Jefferies, RHP, University of California
  18. New York Yankees: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt University
  19. New York Mets: Austin Bergner, RHP, Windermere HS (FL)
  20. Los Angeles Dodgers: Reggie Lawson, RHP, Victor Valley HS (CA)
  21. Toronto Blue Jays: Buddy Reed, OF, University of Florida
  22. Pittsburgh Pirates: Alec Hansen, RHP, University of Oklahoma
  23. St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Okey, C, Clemson University
  24. San Diego Padres (compensation pick): Mike Shawaryn, RHP, University of Maryland
  25. San Diego Padres (compensation pick): Matt Krook, LHP, University of Oregon
  26. Chicago White Sox (compensation pick): Alex Speas, RHP, McEachern HS (GA)
  27. Baltimore Orioles (compensation pick): Carter Kieboom, SS/3B, Walton HS (GA)
  28. Washington Nationals (compensation pick): Nolan Jones, SS/3B, Holy Ghost Prep (PA)
  29. Washington Nationals (compensation pick): Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State University
  30. Texas Rangers (compensation pick): Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (PA)
  31. New York Mets (compensation pick): Logan Shore, RHP, University of Florida
  32. Los Angeles Dodgers (compensation pick): Zach Jackson, RHP, University of Arkansas
  33. St. Louis Cardinals (compensation pick): Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford University
  34. St. Louis Cardinals (compensation pick): Kevin Gowdy, RHP, Santa Barbara HS (CA)
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4 thoughts on “2016 MLB Mock Draft 4.0 (4/9/16)

  1. Hmm…..
    Senzel is a top five pick, probably won’t last past 4.
    Braves taking a college arm, when the biggest need is catching and a college bat is absurd. They haven’t drafted a college player that high since 1991, much less a college arm.

    • For starters, the Braves haven’t drafted ANYONE this high since 1991, but back in ’09 they did take Mike Minor with the 7th-overall pick.

      I won’t disagree with you that they have a drastic need for some bats, but in regards to catching, they nabbed the #3 catcher prospect in last year’s draft (Lucas Herbert), so while they don’t have great depth at the minor league level, it’s not like the cupboard is barren. Also, there’s no catcher worth the #3 pick in this year’s draft. It might be a need to address in rounds 2-5.

      As for Senzel, he very well could be a top 4 pick, but we’re not as high on him as others. Still, at #14 in our rankings, it’s not like we think he’s total rubbish.

  2. Connor Jones would not be a bad pick for the Braves, but I think that it would be the kind of choice made by Frank Wren (remember Sean Gilmartin?). I think they take either Ray, Lewis or Puk….

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