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2016 State Draft Report: New Jersey

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

The Garden State is known better for its production of vegetables and its large number of strip malls than it is for its baseball culture, but New Jersey has produced some of the game’s top players, including Mike Trout, Rick Porcello and Todd Frazier.

In most years, there might be one or two top prospects coming out of New Jersey. This year, the state has arguably the best player in the draft in lefthander Jason Groome, and a collection of promising high school players.

After a year in which no New Jerseyan was selected until the 16th round, the Garden State should bear much more fruit in 2016.


BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Jason Groome, lhp, Barnegat (N.J.) HS (National Rank: 3)
2. Adam Laskey, lhp, Haddon Heights (N.J.) HS (National Rank: 81)
3. Tyler Mondile, rhp, Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City, N.J. (National Rank: 127)
4. Gianluca Dalatri, rhp, Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J. (National Rank: 174)
5. Robbie Peto, rhp, Monroe Township (N.J.) HS (National Rank: 179)
6. Brandon Martorano, c, Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J. (National Rank: 208)
7. Kenneth Mendoza, lhp, Clearview Regional HS, Mullica Hill, N.J. (National Rank: 367)
8. Gavin Hollowell, rhp, Montgomery HS, Skillman, N.J. (National Rank: 384)


2016 Draft Map

9. Michael Wilson, of, Colonia High, Woodbridge, N.J.
10. Joey Rose, 3b, Toms River (N.J.) North HS
11. Derek Jenkins, of, Seton Hall
12. Austin Bodrato, rhp/3b, St. Joseph Regional High, Montvale, N.J.
13. R.J. Devish, c, Rutgers
14. Mike Carter, of, Rutgers
15. A.J. Candelario, rhp, Bayonne (N.J.) HS
16. Zach Attianese, lhp, Old Bridge (N.J.) HS
17. Nick Silber, rhp, Lawrenceville (N.J.) HS
18. Kevin Brophy, 3b, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, N.J.
19. Howie Brey, lhp, Rutgers
20. Zack Weigel, of, Seton Hall
21. Brennan Price, rhp, Felician (N.J.)
22. Kyle Driscoll, rhp, Rutgers
23. Tom Marcinzyk, of, Rutgers
24. Michael Antico, of, Colts Neck (N.J.) HS
25. Zach Prendergast, rhp, Seton Hall
26. Anthony Ciavarella, lhp, Monmouth
27. Matt Blandino, rhp, Felician (N.J.)
28. Reed Shuttle, rhp, Rutgers
29. John Wilson, lhp, North Hunterdon HS, Annandale, N.J.
30. Ian Bentley, rhp, NJIT
31. Vincenzo Aiello, rhp, Rider
32. John Giakis, 1b, Fairleigh Dickinson
33. Danny Hoy, of, Princeton


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