BA Newsletter: Subscribe Today!

2016 State Draft Report: Puerto Rico

2016-Draft-Map-900635
CROP RATING
updated_state_rating_three_starSolid, not spectacular
Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states
Headlined by toolsy position players Delvin Perez and Mario Feliciano, the 2016 draft is shaping up to be Puerto Rico’s best since the historic 2012 class led by first-overall pick Carlos Correa. While a positive test for performance enhancing drugs threw Perez’s status into doubt just a few days before the draft, he still could be the highest drafted Puerto Rican since Correa. As good as this year’s class is, it could be even better with players such as Luis Curbello and Francisco Thomas, two Puerto Rican shortstops who moved to Florida. But this year still looks to be a solid year for the island.  
NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports
1. Delvin Perez, ss, International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R. (National Rank: 8) 2. Mario Feliciano, c, Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (National Rank: 103) 3. Jose Miranda, ss/3b, Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R. (National Rank: 113) 4. Alexis Torres, ss, Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R. (National Rank: 234) 5. Jose Layer, of, Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R. (National Rank: 358) 6. Allen Marrero, c, International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R. (National Rank: 445)  
OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE
2016 Draft Map
Zac Veen Alysonboyerrode

Worth The Wait: Zac Veen's Star Turn Was Years In The Making

Six years after riding his bike to the field everyday for the chance to tag along at the team's practice, Zac Veen is a surefire first-round pick in this year's draft.

7. Yelin Rodriguez, lhp, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.  

Are you a member?

In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 

Login or sign up  

of Free Stories Remaining