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2016 State Draft Report: Iowa

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Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states


Players drafted in 2015: 10.

There are a number of years where no player from Iowa is selected in the first 10 rounds. So by those standards, this is a pretty standard year for the state. The Iowa Hawkeyes have a number of seniors who could be solid senior signs and Spencer Van Scoyoc gives the state a projectable lefty who could blossom into a premium pick in a few years.

BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Joel Booker, of, Iowa (National Rank: 492)


2016 Draft Map

2. Spencer Van Scoyoc, lhp, Jefferson High, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3. Nick Roscetti, ss, Iowa
4. Tyler Peyton, rhp, Iowa
5. Matt Lloyd, of, Iowa Western CC
6. Jared Gates, of, Iowa Western CC



Spencer Van Scoyoc, lhp, Jefferson High, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Van Scoyoc is a projectable lefty who sits 86-89 mph now with the feel for spinning a breaking ball. The curveball could end up as a plus pitch. He’s signed with Arizona State.

Nick Roscetti, ss, Iowa – A senior sign, Roscetti is a light-hitting but reliable defensive shortstop who fits a utilty profile in pro ball.

Tyler Peyton, rhp, Iowa – A reliable lefty with average stuff, Peyton is a senior sign who could eat innings.

Matt Lloyd, of, Iowa Western CC – Lloyd is an athletic outfielder with a good arm and average power potential. If he makes it to Indiana he could be a two-way player as he’s 86-89 mph off the mound.

Jared Gates, of, Iowa Western CC – Gates’ lack of a clear defensive home other than left field may help him make it to Arkansas, but he can hit. He hit .434/.478/.764 this year and rarely gets fooled.

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