2016 Top 100 Draft Prospects

While spring hasn’t technically sprung, the spring follow season is well underway. College baseball is in full swing, and high school action has started in most parts of the country.

Teams spent all summer, fall and winter identifying the top players in the nation, lining up tentative draft boards and figuring out which players they might target in the spring. Now, scouts have begun to bear down on players, and upper tier draft prospects have started to distinguish themselves.

These rankings reflect the early reviews on players from this spring, but also give credence to each player’s track record and experience prior to this small sample. Players have moved up or down since we released our High School and College Top 100 rankings, both because the evaluations have changed and Baseball America has accumulated more information.

While Baseball America is concerned with accurately prognosticating how the draft will unfold, these rankings don’t necessarily reflect where we believe these players will be taken. These 2016 Top 100 draft rankings are based on how we value each player’s major league potential, and the risks that come with each player.

One notable riser is Nick Senzel, who sits at No. 2 on the list. Senzel is off to a fantastic start, both offensively and defensively, and is in the mix to be one of the first few players taken.

One notable slide is that of Kyle Funkhouser, who returned to Louisville for his senior season after the Dodgers selected him in the supplemental first round in 2015. The early reviews on Funkhouser this spring are overwhelmingly poor, with his fastball velocity down to 88-91 mph, his command graded as below average and his offspeed stuff lacking consistency. We ranked Funkhouser based on his track record, and previously glowing evaluations. If he can right the ship, he could move back up by the next time we rank players. If he doesn’t correct his issues, there’s no telling how far he might slide.

Rank Player Position School Height Weight Video
1 Jason Groome lhp Barnegat (N.J.) High 6-4 224  Video
2 Nick Senzel 3b Tennessee 6-1 205  Video
3 Blake Rutherford of Chaminade College Prep, Canoga Park, Calif. 6-2 192
4 Riley Pint rhp St. Thomas Aquinas High, Overland Park, Kan. 6-5 195  Video
5 Delvin Perez ss Professional Educational High School, Carolina, P.R. 6-2 165 Video
6 A.J. Puk lhp Florida 6-7 225 Video
7 Corey Ray of Louisville 5-11 185
8 Kyle Lewis of Mercer 6-4 195
9 Alec Hansen rhp Oklahoma 6-7 235  Video
10 Connor Jones rhp Virginia 6-3 200  Video
11 Josh Lowe 3b Pope High, Marietta, Ga. 6-4 190  Video
12 Buddy Reed of Florida 6-3 200  Video
13 Ian Anderson rhp Shenendohowa High, Clifton Park, N.Y. 6-3 175  Video
14 Kevin Gowdy rhp Santa Barbara (Calif.) High 6-2 171  Video
15 Mickey Moniak of La Costa Canyon High, Carldbad, Calif. 6-1 167  Video
16 Nolan Jones ss Holy Ghost Prep, Langhorne, Pa. 6-4 216  Video
17 Bryan Reynolds of Vanderbilt 6-2 210  Video
18 Matt Krook lhp Oregon 6-3 205
19 Dakota Hudson rhp Mississippi State 6-5 207
20 Daulton Jefferies rhp California 6-0 180  Video
21 Logan Shore rhp Florida 6-2 215
22 Robert Tyler rhp Georgia 6-4 226  Video
23 Will Benson of The Westminster Schools, Atlanta 6-5 225  Video
24 Nick Banks of Texas A&M 6-0 215  Video
25 Matt Manning rhp Sheldon High, Sacramento 6-5 194  Video
26 Reggie Lawson rhp Victor Valley High, Victorville, Calif. 6-3 213  Video
27 Alex Kirilloff of/1b Plum High, New Kensington, Pa. 6-2 195
28 Forrest Whitley rhp Alamo Heights High, San Antonio, Texas 6-6 253
29 Cal Quantrill rhp Stanford 6-3 185
30 Anthony Kay lhp Connecticut 6-0 187
31 Jesus Luzardo lhp Stoneman Douglas High, Pompano Beach, Fla. 6-1 209
32 Alex Speas rhp McEachern High, Powder Springs, Ga. 6-4 187  Video
33 Carter Kieboom ss/3b Walton High, Marietta, Ga. 6-2 185  Video
34 Joe Rizzo 3b Oakton High, Vienna, Va. 5-11 215  Video
35 Braxton Garrett lhp Florence (Ala.) High 6-3 190  Video
36 Cody Sedlock rhp Illinois 6-4 210
37 Eric Lauer lhp Kent State 6-3 205
38 Jordan Sheffield rhp Vanderbilt 6-0 185  Video
39 Will Craig 3b Wake Forest 6-3 230
40 Chris Okey c Clemson 5-11 195  Video
41 Mike Shawaryn rhp Maryland 6-3 211
42 Zack Collins c Miami 6-3 220  Video
43 Sean Murphy c Wright State 6-3 207  Video
44 Bo Bichette 2b/3b Lakewood High, St. Petersburg, Fla. 5-11 201  Video
45 Corbin Burnes rhp St. Mary’s 6-3 205  Video
46 Bailey Clark rhp Duke 6-5 210  Video
47 Jon Duplantier rhp Rice 6-4 225
48 Heath Quinn of Samford 6-3 220  Video
49 Austin Bergner rhp Windermere (Fla.) Prep 6-4 190
50 Zack Burdi rhp Louisville 6-3 209
51 Cooper Johnson c Carmel Catholic High, Mundelein, Ill. 6-0 200  Video
52 Jake Fraley of Louisiana State 6-0 183
53 Ulysses Cantu 3b/c Boswell High, Fort Worth, Texas 5-11 225  Video
54 Cole Ragans lhp North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla. 6-4 190  Video
55 Ben Rortvedt c Verona (Wisc.) High 5-9 185
56 Zach Jackson rhp Arkansas 6-3 195
57 Errol Robinson ss Mississippi 5-11 170
58 Zack Brown rhp Kentucky 6-2 200
59 Ryan Boldt of Nebraska 6-2 212
60 Kyle Funkhouser rhp Louisville 6-3 225  Video
61 Gavin Lux ss Indian Trail Academy, Kenosha, Wisc. 6-0 167
62 Bobby Dalbec 3b Arizona 6-4 219
63 Bryson Brigman ss San Diego 5-11 180
64 Stephen Wrenn of Georgia 6-2 185
65 Kyle Cody rhp Kentucky 6-7 245  Video
66 Erik Miller lhp De Smet Jesuit High, St. Louis 6-4 224
67 Jared Poche lhp Louisiana State 6-1 207
68 Daniel Bakst ss/3b Poly Prep Country Day School, New York 6-1 183
69 Zac Gallen rhp North Carolina 6-0 180  Video
70 Akil Baddoo of Salem High, Conyers, Ga. 6-1 195
71 Tyler Baum rhp West Orange High, Winter Garden, Fla. 6-2 170
72 Carlos Cortes 2b/of/c Lake Howell High, Oviedo, Fla. 5-9 190  Video
73 Rian Haire lhp South Caldwell High, Hudson, N.C. 6-3 205
74 Zach Linginfelter rhp Sevier County High, Sevierville, Tenn. 6-5 220  Video
75 Max Kranick rhp Valley View High, Archbald, Pa. 6-3 185
76 Sam Tewes rhp Wichita State 6-5 200
77 Nicholas Quintana 2b Arbor View High, Las Vegas 5-9 185
78 Avery Tuck of Steele Canyon High, Spring Valley, Calif. 6-5 188  Video
79 Matt Crohan lhp Winthrop 6-4 200
80 Brad Debo c Orange High, Hillsborough, N.C. 6-0 221
81 Zack Hess rhp Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Va. 6-4 210  Video
82 Thomas Dillard c Oxford (Miss.) High 5-11 224  Video
83 Nolan Martinez rhp Culver City (Calif.) High 6-2 175
84 Matt Cleveland rhp Windsor (Conn.) High 6-3 189  Video
85 Ian Hamilton rhp Washington State 6-1 195
86 Wil Crowe rhp South Carolina 6-2 240
87 Braeden Ogle lhp Jensen Beach (Fla.) High 6-3 185
88 Ben Bowden lhp Vanderbilt 6-4 225
89 Mario Feliciano c Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. 6-1 195
90 Dustin May rhp Northwest High, Fort Worth, Texas 6-6 180
91 Tyler Benninghoff rhp Rockhurst High, Kansas City, Mo. 6-4 180
92 Charles King rhp Coppell (Texas) High 6-5 201
93 Kep Brown of Spartanburg Methodist (S.C) 6-5 195
94 Anfernee Grier of Auburn 6-1 180
95 Kyle Muller lhp Dallas (Texas) Jesuit Prep 6-7 240
96 Nick Lodolo lhp Damien High, La Verne, Calif. 6-6 180
97 Jared Horn rhp Vintage High, Napa, Calif. 6-4 218
98 Matt Thaiss c Virginia 6-0 195
99 Taylor Trammell of Mount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, Ga. 6-2 195
100 Cole Stobbe 3b Millard West High, Omaha 6-1 183

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