2014 State Draft Report: Michigan

Although Michigan is a populous state it has historical not produced man players from a draft standpoint and this years’ crop is light even for those modest standards.

After Jordan Foley hears his name called, likely in the top four rounds, the state might not have another player drafted until the back half of the top 10 rounds.

The talent from the state leans heavily to the college side. Some area scouts didn't see a high school game in Michigan unless they could double-up with a college game. Most of the high school talent is expected to get to campus. Shortstop/righthahnder Dazon Cole has a quick arm and athleticism and could develop after three years at Central Michigan. Matt Ruppenthal is a big-bodied righthander with a strong commitment to Vanderbilt.

Name Pos. National Rk State Rk School Source
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Jordan Foley RHP 128 1 Central Michigan 4YR
Keegan Baar LHP 492 2 Hudsonville (Mich.) HS HS
Name POS National Rank State Rank School Source
Mick Van Vossen RHP 3 Michigan State COL
Jimmy Pickens OF 4 Michigan State COL
Andrew Sohn SS 5 Central Michigan HS
Dazon Cole SS/RHP 6 West Bloomfield HS, Pontiac, Mich. HS
Trent Szkutnik LHP 7 Michigan COL
James Bourque RHP 8 Michigan COL
Matt Trowbridge LHP 9 Central Michigan COL
Alex Lakatos RHP 10 Michigan COL
Matt Ruppenthal RHP 11 Birmingham Brother Rice, Bloomfield Hilles, Mich. HS
Grant Reuss LHP 12 Cranbrook Kingswood HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. HS
Brad Schaenzer LHP 13 Lake Orion HS, Oxford, Mich. HS