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2016 State Draft Report: Kentucky



CROP RATING
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Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states
Players drafted in 2015: 18. Scouts had to sit on Louisville very intently as almost everyone in the lineup is a prominent draft prospect. Five different Cardinals rank in the Top 100 of the BA500 and another two crack the Top 200. It's a great year for Louisville, which makes it a great year for the state as a whole.
NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports
1. Corey Ray, of, Louisville (National Rank: 7) 2. Zack Burdi, rhp, Louisville (National Rank: 21) 3. Will Smith, c, Louisville (National Rank: 74) 4. Kyle Funkhouser, rhp, Louisville (National Rank: 85) 5. Nick Solak, 2b, Louisville (National Rank: 86) 6. Kyle Cody, rhp, Kentucky (National Rank: 89) 7. Easton McGee, rhp, Hopkinsville (Ky.) HS (National Rank: 112) 8. Drew Harrington, lhp, Louisville (National Rank: 124) 9. Zack Brown, rhp, Kentucky (National Rank: 125) 10. Blake Tiberi, 3b, Louisville (National Rank: 157) 11. Cameron Planck, rhp, Rowan County Senior HS, Morehead, Ky. (National Rank: 228) 12. JaVon Shelby, 2b, Kentucky (National Rank: 260) 13. Matt Anderson, rhp, Morehead State (National Rank: 298) 14. Dustin Beggs, rhp, Kentucky (National Rank: 318) 15. Tyler Keele, rhp, Morehead State (National Rank: 382) 16. Jaren Shelby, of, Tates Creek HS, Lexington, Ky. (National Rank: 388) 17. Kyle Nowlin, of, Eastern Kentucky (National Rank: 419) 18. Mandy Alvarez, 3b/2b, Eastern Kentucky (National Rank: 483)  
OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE
2016 Draft Map
19. Lincoln Henzman, rhp, Louisville 20. Logan Taylor, of, Louisville 21. Edgar Lebron, of, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) College 22. Jake Snider, 2b/ss, Ballard HS, Louisville, Ky.
ADDITIONAL SCOUTING REPORTS
Lincoln Henzman, rhp, Louisville - Henzman has bounced back nicely from high school Tommy John surgery. He sets up hitters with a 90-92 mph fastball and finishes them off with a splitter. It's an effective one-two punch--he struck out 27 and walked six in 24 innings. He is a draft-eligible sophomore, and will turn 21 in July. Logan Taylor, of, Louisville - Taylor is the reason Corey Ray has primarily played left or right field during his time at Louisville. Taylor is a plus runner and solid center fielder although his bat limits him to a fourth-outfielder profile in pro ball. Edgar Lebron, of, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) College - Lebron is a plus-plus runner whose speed could make him a senior sign. Jake Snider, 2b/ss, Ballard HS, Louisville, Ky.
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- Snider is a Louisville signee who has quick hands and a short swing.

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