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2016 Top 100 Draft Prospects



While spring hasn’t technically sprung, the spring follow season is well underway. College baseball is in full swing, and high school action has started in most parts of the country. Teams spent all summer, fall and winter identifying the top players in the nation, lining up tentative draft boards and figuring out which players they might target in the spring. Now, scouts have begun to bear down on players, and upper tier draft prospects have started to distinguish themselves. These rankings reflect the early reviews on players from this spring, but also give credence to each player’s track record and experience prior to this small sample. Players have moved up or down since we released our
High School and College Top 100 rankings, both because the evaluations have changed and Baseball America has accumulated more information. While Baseball America is concerned with accurately prognosticating how the draft will unfold, these rankings don’t necessarily reflect where we believe these players will be taken. These 2016 Top 100 draft rankings are based on how we value each player’s major league potential, and the risks that come with each player. One notable riser is Nick Senzel, who sits at No. 2 on the list. Senzel is off to a fantastic start, both offensively and defensively, and is in the mix to be one of the first few players taken. One notable slide is that of Kyle Funkhouser, who returned to Louisville for his senior season after the Dodgers selected him in the supplemental first round in 2015. The early reviews on Funkhouser this spring are overwhelmingly poor, with his fastball velocity down to 88-91 mph, his command graded as below average and his offspeed stuff lacking consistency. We ranked Funkhouser based on his track record, and previously glowing evaluations. If he can right the ship, he could move back up by the next time we rank players. If he doesn’t correct his issues, there’s no telling how far he might slide.
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RankPlayerPositionSchoolHeightWeightVideo
1Jason GroomelhpBarnegat (N.J.) High6-4224Video
2Nick Senzel3bTennessee6-1205Video
3Blake RutherfordofChaminade College Prep, Canoga Park, Calif.6-2192
4Riley PintrhpSt. Thomas Aquinas High, Overland Park, Kan.6-5195Video
5Delvin PerezssProfessional Educational High School, Carolina, P.R.6-2165Video
6A.J. PuklhpFlorida6-7225Video
7Corey RayofLouisville5-11185
8Kyle LewisofMercer6-4195
9Alec HansenrhpOklahoma6-7235Video
10Connor JonesrhpVirginia6-3200Video
11Josh Lowe3bPope High, Marietta, Ga.6-4190Video
12Buddy ReedofFlorida6-3200Video
13Ian AndersonrhpShenendohowa High, Clifton Park, N.Y.6-3175Video
14Kevin GowdyrhpSanta Barbara (Calif.) High6-2171Video
15Mickey MoniakofLa Costa Canyon High, Carldbad, Calif.6-1167Video
16Nolan JonesssHoly Ghost Prep, Langhorne, Pa.6-4216Video
17Bryan ReynoldsofVanderbilt6-2210Video
18Matt KrooklhpOregon6-3205
19Dakota HudsonrhpMississippi State6-5207
20Daulton JefferiesrhpCalifornia6-0180Video
21Logan ShorerhpFlorida6-2215
22Robert TylerrhpGeorgia6-4226Video
23Will BensonofThe Westminster Schools, Atlanta6-5225Video
24Nick BanksofTexas A&M6-0215Video
25Matt ManningrhpSheldon High, Sacramento6-5194Video
26Reggie LawsonrhpVictor Valley High, Victorville, Calif.6-3213Video
27Alex Kirilloffof/1bPlum High, New Kensington, Pa.6-2195
28Forrest WhitleyrhpAlamo Heights High, San Antonio, Texas6-6253
29Cal QuantrillrhpStanford6-3185
30Anthony KaylhpConnecticut6-0187
31Jesus LuzardolhpStoneman Douglas High, Pompano Beach, Fla.6-1209
32Alex SpeasrhpMcEachern High, Powder Springs, Ga.6-4187Video
33Carter Kieboomss/3bWalton High, Marietta, Ga.6-2185Video
34Joe Rizzo3bOakton High, Vienna, Va.5-11215Video
35Braxton GarrettlhpFlorence (Ala.) High6-3190Video
36Cody SedlockrhpIllinois6-4210
37Eric LauerlhpKent State6-3205
38Jordan SheffieldrhpVanderbilt6-0185Video
39Will Craig3bWake Forest6-3230
40Chris OkeycClemson5-11195Video
41Mike ShawarynrhpMaryland6-3211
42Zack CollinscMiami6-3220Video
43Sean MurphycWright State6-3207Video
44Bo Bichette2b/3bLakewood High, St. Petersburg, Fla.5-11201Video
45Corbin BurnesrhpSt. Mary's6-3205Video
46Bailey ClarkrhpDuke6-5210Video
47Jon DuplantierrhpRice6-4225
48Heath QuinnofSamford6-3220Video
49Austin BergnerrhpWindermere (Fla.) Prep6-4190
50Zack BurdirhpLouisville6-3209
51Cooper JohnsoncCarmel Catholic High, Mundelein, Ill.6-0200Video
52Jake FraleyofLouisiana State6-0183
53Ulysses Cantu3b/cBoswell High, Fort Worth, Texas5-11225Video
54Cole RaganslhpNorth Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla.6-4190Video
55Ben RortvedtcVerona (Wisc.) High5-9185
56Zach JacksonrhpArkansas6-3195
57Errol RobinsonssMississippi5-11170
58Zack BrownrhpKentucky6-2200
59Ryan BoldtofNebraska6-2212
60Kyle FunkhouserrhpLouisville6-3225Video
61Gavin LuxssIndian Trail Academy, Kenosha, Wisc.6-0167
62Bobby Dalbec3bArizona6-4219
63Bryson BrigmanssSan Diego5-11180
64Stephen WrennofGeorgia6-2185
65Kyle CodyrhpKentucky6-7245Video
66Erik MillerlhpDe Smet Jesuit High, St. Louis6-4224
67Jared PochelhpLouisiana State6-1207
68Daniel Bakstss/3bPoly Prep Country Day School, New York6-1183
69Zac GallenrhpNorth Carolina6-0180Video
70Akil BaddooofSalem High, Conyers, Ga.6-1195
71Tyler BaumrhpWest Orange High, Winter Garden, Fla.6-2170
72Carlos Cortes2b/of/cLake Howell High, Oviedo, Fla.5-9190Video
73Rian HairelhpSouth Caldwell High, Hudson, N.C.6-3205
74Zach LinginfelterrhpSevier County High, Sevierville, Tenn.6-5220Video
75Max KranickrhpValley View High, Archbald, Pa.6-3185
76Sam TewesrhpWichita State6-5200
77Nicholas Quintana2bArbor View High, Las Vegas5-9185
78Avery TuckofSteele Canyon High, Spring Valley, Calif.6-5188Video
79Matt CrohanlhpWinthrop6-4200
80Brad DebocOrange High, Hillsborough, N.C.6-0221
81Zack HessrhpLiberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Va.6-4210Video
82Thomas DillardcOxford (Miss.) High5-11224Video
83Nolan MartinezrhpCulver City (Calif.) High6-2175
84Matt ClevelandrhpWindsor (Conn.) High6-3189Video
85Ian HamiltonrhpWashington State6-1195
86Wil CrowerhpSouth Carolina6-2240
87Braeden OglelhpJensen Beach (Fla.) High6-3185
88Ben BowdenlhpVanderbilt6-4225
89Mario FelicianocCarlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R.6-1195
90Dustin MayrhpNorthwest High, Fort Worth, Texas6-6180
91Tyler BenninghoffrhpRockhurst High, Kansas City, Mo.6-4180
92Charles KingrhpCoppell (Texas) High6-5201
93Kep BrownofSpartanburg Methodist (S.C)6-5195
94Anfernee GrierofAuburn6-1180
95Kyle MullerlhpDallas (Texas) Jesuit Prep6-7240
96Nick LodololhpDamien High, La Verne, Calif.6-6180
97Jared HornrhpVintage High, Napa, Calif.6-4218
98Matt ThaisscVirginia6-0195
99Taylor TrammellofMount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, Ga.6-2195
100Cole Stobbe3bMillard West High, Omaha6-1183

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