Prospects1500’s 2021 #2EarlyMiLBMock Draft: Part II (Rounds 11-30)

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We are pleased to present Part II (Rounds 11-30) of the round-by-round writeup covering the 3rd Annual #2EarlyMiLBMock. Make sure to check on Part I which spotlights the first 10 rounds. We apologize for the delay on this writeup as our Top 50 month drew our entire staff’s attention!

The MiLB Mock format had each of our writers drafting a 30-player roster. We use standard 5×5 fantasy baseball categories with the following positions: 2 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, 5 OF, 2 UTIL, 10 P and 5 bench players. You can see every pick of the draft through the Google Draft Spreadsheet, which stayed open live during the draft, and will stay open to the public through the offseason and beyond for your reference.


This is Part 2 and covers Rounds 11-30 of this year’s #2EarlyMiLBMock. Below, you’ll hear the words of each manager analyzing their picks. Make sure to check on Part I which spotlights the first 10 rounds.

Please give each of these talented writers a follow on Twitter and find their prospect work on the Prospects1500 website.

Name Twitter
Ryan James @RyanJames5
Isaiah Burrows @Isaiah__Burrows
Kurt Moody @DET_Guru_Kurt
Nate Eckert @GQ_82
Michael Kelley @MKelley_ND
Michael Parnell @parnellmichael
Daniel Victor @slydanno70
Tony Bps Spina @tonybps1
Jake Berry @berrys_baseball
James Zele @zbaseball86
Jake Tweedie @MLBUKAnalysis1
David Gasper @dgasper24
Jake Wiener @GatorSosa
Bailey Srebnik @xwOBAiley
Scott Greene @Scotty_Ballgame
Ben Wilson @TBDubbs11
Paul Woodin @PaulWoodin1
Jared Chapman @ChappyIsClutch
Charles Tweed @CharlesTweed
Jacob Swain @jacob_swain3

 

Round 11

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
201 Dillon Dingler, DET C 11 1 @RyanJames5
202 Justin Foscue, TEX 2B 11 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
203 Michael Siani, CIN OF 11 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
204 JT Ginn, NYM RHP 11 4 @GQ__82
205 Kyren Paris, LAA SS 11 5 @MKelley_ND
206 Jared Shuster, ATL LHP 11 6 @parnellmichael
207 Terrin Vavra, BAL 2B 11 7 @slydanno70
208 Alejandro Kirk, TOR C 11 8 @tonybps1
209 Bryan Mata, BOS RHP 11 9 @berrys_baseball
210 Canaan Smith, NYY OF 11 10 @zbaseball86
211 Antoine Kelly, MIL LHP 11 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
212 Adrian Morejon, SDP LHP 11 12 @dgasper24
213 Jeferson Espinal, ARI OF 11 13 @GatorSosa
214 Ivan Herrera, STL C 11 14 @xwOBAiley
215 Wilderd Patino, ARI OF 11 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
216 Kendall Williams, LAD RHP 11 16 @TBDubbs11
217 David Peterson, NYM LHP 11 17 @PaulWoodin1
218 Grant Lavigne, COL 1B 11 18 @ChappyIsClutch
219 Blaze Jordan, BOS 1B 11 19 @CharlesTweed
220 Andry Lara, WAS RHP 11 20 @jacob_swain3

David Gasper on Helium Watch Prospect Adrian Morejon:Morejon is going to be a key piece of the Padres rotation in 2021, especially with Mike Clevinger out for the year. He’s always had the stuff to succeed with a strong 3 pitch mix. He’s only going to be 22 next season, and his future is bright.”

Ben Wilson on Kendall Williams: “The Dodgers got their hands on a high upside pitching prospect by dealing a spare piece in Ross Stripling to Toronto. Williams has a high ceiling as a starting pitcher, and the arrow is pointing firmly upwards with a move to the Dodgers development machine. He’s a big breakout candidate in 2021.”

Round 12

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
221 Miguel Hiraldo, TOR 3B 12 1 @jacob_swain3
222 Gage Workman, DET 3B 12 2 @CharlesTweed
223 Logan Davidson, OAK SS 12 3 @ChappyIsClutch
224 Sheldon Neuse, OAK 2B 12 4 @PaulWoodin1
225 Alexander Mojica, PIT 3B/1B 12 5 @TBDubbs11
226 Patrick Bailey, SFG C 12 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
227 Gabriel Rodriguez, CLE 3B/SS 12 7 @xwOBAiley
228 Jared Kelley, CHW RHP 12 8 @GatorSosa
229 Chase Strumpf, CHC 2B 12 9 @dgasper24
230 Carlos Rodriguez, MIL OF 12 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
231 Jose Devers, MIA SS 12 11 @zbaseball86
232 Jared Oliva, PIT OF 12 12 @berrys_baseball
233 Kendall Simmons, PHI 2B 12 13 @tonybps1
234 Darwinzon Hernandez, BOS LHP 12 14 @slydanno70
235 Daz Cameron, DET OF 12 15 @parnellmichael
236 Joey Cantillo, CLE LHP 12 16 @MKelley_ND
237 Bobby Bradley, CLE 1B 12 17 @GQ__82
238 Jared Jones, PIT RHP 12 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
239 Bryan Abreu, HOU RHP 12 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
240 Yusniel Diaz, BAL OF 12 20 @RyanJames5

Ryan James on Yusniel Diaz: “Everything in his makeup screams future starter. While the production hasn’t quite matched up, I still think Diaz is the future RF in Baltimore with potentially All-Star level production.”

 

Round 13

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
241 Hans Crouse, TEX RHP 13 1 @RyanJames5
242 Luis Gil, NYY RHP 13 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
243 Mario Feliciano, MIL C 13 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
244 Gabriel Arias, CLE SS/2B 13 4 @GQ__82
245 Bryce Jarvis, ARI RHP 13 5 @MKelley_ND
246 Slade Cecconi, ARI RHP 13 6 @parnellmichael
247 Benyamin Bailey, CHW OF 13 7 @slydanno70
248 Taylor Walls, TBR SS 13 8 @tonybps1
249 Matt Tabor, ARI RHP 13 9 @berrys_baseball
250 Curtis Terry, TEX 1B 13 10 @zbaseball86
251 Drew Mendoza, WAS 1B 13 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
252 Pavin Smith, ARI 1B 13 12 @dgasper24
253 Jhonkensy Noel, CLE 1B/3B 13 13 @GatorSosa
254 Zack Thompson, STL LHP 13 14 @xwOBAiley
255 Maikol Escotto, NYY 2B/3B/SS 13 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
256 Alexander Ramirez, NYM OF 13 16 @TBDubbs11
257 Luis Frias, ARI RHP 13 17 @PaulWoodin1
258 Jerar Encarnacion, MIA OF 13 18 @ChappyIsClutch
259 Daniel Cabrera, DET OF 13 19 @CharlesTweed
260 Gabriel Moreno, TOR C 13 20 @jacob_swain3

Michael Parnell on Can’t Miss prospect Slade Cecconi: “He has a plus fastball, above average slider and developing curveball. At the very least, he will be a formidable reliever. At best, a formidable starter.”

Daniel Victor on Sleeper prospect Benyamin Bailey: “was a mildly regarded prospect when he was signed out of the Panama for a meager $35K bonus. However, he turned heads in the 2019 Dominican Summer League and was named one of the top prospects in the circuit. In spite of his size 6’5″ 220 he is said to possess athleticism and a good understanding of the strike zone. He should begin unleashing some of his massive power potential in 2021. Some members of the White Sox front office have given him comps to his countryman Carlos Lee.”

Paul Woodin on Can’t miss prospect Luis Frias: “I love his arsenal of a mid-to-upper 90s fastball, spike curveball and a split-changeup.”

Jared Chapman on Jerar Encarnacion: “One of my favorite prospects. I love his power potential and the arm profiles in right field. Besides, he has to pan out…I have him on every one of my dynasty teams!”

 

Round 14

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
261 Ryan Weathers, SDP LHP 14 1 @jacob_swain3
262 Jairo Pomares, SFG OF 14 2 @CharlesTweed
263 Nick Neidert, MIA RHP 14 3 @ChappyIsClutch
264 Cole Winn, TEX RHP 14 4 @PaulWoodin1
265 Juan Then, SEA RHP 14 5 @TBDubbs11
266 Brenton Doyle, COL OF 14 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
267 Alejandro Pie, TBR SS 14 7 @xwOBAiley
268 Ethan Small, MIL LHP 14 8 @GatorSosa
269 Aaron Ashby, MIL LHP 14 9 @dgasper24
270 Jake Vogel, LAD OF 14 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
271 Daniel Johnson, CLE OF 14 11 @zbaseball86
272 Mahki Backstrom, ATL 1B 14 12 @berrys_baseball
273 Jhon Diaz, TBR OF 14 13 @tonybps1
274 Austin Beck, OAK OF 14 14 @slydanno70
275 David Calabrese, LAA OF 14 15 @parnellmichael
276 Cal Raleigh, SEA C 14 16 @MKelley_ND
277 Edwin Rios, LAD 3B/1B 14 17 @GQ__82
278 Freudis Nova, HOU 2B/3B/SS 14 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
279 Jonatan Clase, SEA OF 14 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
280 Gavin Sheets, CHW 1B 14 20 @RyanJames5

Daniel Victor on Best value prospect Austin Beck: “This kid once elicited Mike Trout comps. Yes, his rise through the minors hasn’t been meteoric, but the A’s are an intelligent organization and used a 6th overall pick to snag him in 2017. After being left off the expanded remote site roster Beck may have a bit of a chip on his shoulder and be ready to prove himself in 2021.”

Michael Parnell on Sleeper David Calabrese: “The Angels’ third-round pick in 2020 is an 18-year-old high schooler from Canada to dream on. A solid bat and plus plus speed. Check back in 4 years.”

 

Round 15

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
281 Luis Medina, MIL OF 15 1 @RyanJames5
282 Levi Kelly, ARI RHP 15 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
283 Francisco Morales, PHI RHP 15 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
284 Petey Halpin, CLE OF 15 4 @GQ__82
285 Tyler Callihan, CIN 2B 15 5 @MKelley_ND
286 Dax Fulton, MIA LHP 15 6 @parnellmichael
287 TJ Sikkema, NYY LHP 15 7 @slydanno70
288 Mitch White, LAD RHP 15 8 @tonybps1
289 Cole Wilcox, SDP RHP 15 9 @berrys_baseball
290 Bryan Lavastida, CLE C 15 10 @zbaseball86
291 John Doxakis, TBR LHP 15 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
292 Clayton Beeter, LAD RHP 15 12 @dgasper24
293 Zach DeLoach, SEA OF 15 13 @GatorSosa
294 Trevor Rogers, MIA LHP 15 14 @xwOBAiley
295 Nick Yorke, BOS 2B 15 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
296 Ronnier Quintero, CHC C 15 16 @TBDubbs11
297 Parker Meadows, DET OF 15 17 @PaulWoodin1
298 James Kaprielian, OAK RHP 15 18 @ChappyIsClutch
299 Alexander Vargas, NYY SS 15 19 @CharlesTweed
300 Jeremy De La Rosa, WAS OF 15 20 @jacob_swain3

Jake Berry  on Best Value prospect Cole Wilcox: “Best value in the real MLB draft and best value in our #2EarlyMiLBMock. Wilcox is a first round talent who surprisingly fell in the 2020 draft and as a result fell in our mock. I’m a big fan of the running mid 90’s fastball coupled with a well developed change and power slider. There is a reason the Padres gave him first round money in the third round.”

David Gasper on Personal favorite Prospect Clayton Beeter: “Was getting buzz as a 1st round pick in the 2020 Draft, has a power curveball and shows 3 plus offerings. Putting him in the Dodgers player development system should maximize his potential.”

Paul Woodin on Deep Sleeper Parker Meadows: “20/20 potential. His speed on the bases and in the field make him a valuable asset. Meadows also has the size for good power potential.”

Jared Chapman on James Kaprielian: “Coming out of college Kaprielian looked like an ace in the making until Tommy John surgery derailed his progress. After a solid comeback season in 2019 he could be a rotation candidate in Oakland very soon.”

 

Round 16

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
301 Jack Herman, PIT OF 16 1 @jacob_swain3
302 Tanner Burns, CLE RHP 16 2 @CharlesTweed
303 Carson Tucker, CLE SS 16 3 @ChappyIsClutch
304 Jake Fraley, SEA OF 16 4 @PaulWoodin1
305 Braxton Garrett, MIA LHP 16 5 @TBDubbs11
306 Dean Kremer, BAL RHP 16 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
307 Brayan Buelvas, OAK OF 16 7 @xwOBAiley
308 Jack Kochanowicz, LAA RHP 16 8 @GatorSosa
309 Tyler Gentry, KCR OF 16 9 @dgasper24
310 Oswald Peraza, NYY SS 16 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
311 Jasseel de la Cruz, ATL RHP 16 11 @zbaseball86
312 Tucker Davidson, ATL LHP 16 12 @berrys_baseball
313 JJ Goss, TBR RHP 16 13 @tonybps1
314 Will Wilson, SFG SS 16 14 @slydanno70
315 Colton Welker, COL 1B 16 15 @parnellmichael
316 Arol Vera, LAA SS 16 16 @MKelley_ND
317 Alex Faedo, DET RHP 16 17 @GQ__82
318 Hudson Potts, BOS 3B 16 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
319 Nick Pratto, KCR 1B 16 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
320 Reggie Lawson, SDP RHP 16 20 @RyanJames5

James Zele on Best Value prospect Jasseel De La Cruz: “De La Cruz had a breakout 2019 season, jumping from Low-A to AA in his second full season. His three-pitch offering and improving control likely have him headed to the middle of Atlanta’s rotation in 2022. Adding him to my roster in the 16th round (311 overall) is easily my best value of the draft.”

Ryan James on Reggie Lawson: “A tall very athletic pitcher, Lawson showed everyone what they’ve been waiting to see in the Arizona Fall League in 2019. He will look to build on that and bounce back from Tommy John surgery in 2021.”

 

Round 17

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
321 Jordan Diaz, OAK 3B 17 1 @RyanJames5
322 Brandon Williamson, SEA LHP 17 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
323 Joey Wentz, DET LHP 17 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
324 Maysn Winn, STL RHP 17 4 @GQ__82
325 Michael Baumann, BAL RHP 17 5 @MKelley_ND
326 CJ Van Eyk, TOR RHP 17 6 @parnellmichael
327 Jose De La Cruz, DET OF 17 7 @slydanno70
328 Johan Rojas, PHI OF 17 8 @tonybps1
329 Ronaldo Hernandez, TBR C 17 9 @berrys_baseball
330 Rece Hinds, CIN 3B 17 10 @zbaseball86
331 Jacob Amaya, LAD 2B 17 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
332 Korey Lee, HOU C/OF 17 12 @dgasper24
333 Robert Dominguez, NYM RHP 17 13 @GatorSosa
334 Roberto Campos, DET OF 17 14 @xwOBAiley
335 Thad Ward, BOS RHP 17 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
336 Reggie Preciado, SDP SS 17 16 @TBDubbs11
337 Edward Olivares, KCR OF 17 17 @PaulWoodin1
338 Bubba Thompson, TEX OF 17 18 @ChappyIsClutch
339 Alex Santos, HOU RHP 17 19 @CharlesTweed
340 Josh Wolf, NYM RHP 17 20 @jacob_swain3

Michael Parnell on C.J. van Eyk as Best Value: “Drafted #42 overall by Toronto in 2020, he has a plus curveball, promising slider but inconsistent fastball. If he can hold his fastball velocity, he’s a mid-rotation starter.”

Scott Greene on Thad Ward: “Homer pick here? Maybe. But I do think Ward has as good a chance, if not better, than Mata and Groome to actually make the big leagues and have some modicum of success. 2021 will be an important year for him.”

Round 18

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
341 Cole Henry, WAS RHP 18 1 @jacob_swain3
342 Carmen Mlodzinski, PIT RHP 18 2 @CharlesTweed
343 M.J. Melendez, KCR C 18 3 @ChappyIsClutch
344 Elehuris Montero, STL 3B 18 4 @PaulWoodin1
345 Jonathan Stiever, CHW RHP 18 5 @TBDubbs11
346 Kevin Padlo, TBR 3B 18 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
347 Alexander Ramirez, LAA OF 18 7 @xwOBAiley
348 Ismael Mena, SDP OF 18 8 @GatorSosa
349 Griffin Conine, MIA OF 18 9 @dgasper24
350 Jeferson Quero, MIL C 18 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
351 Devin Mann, LAD CI 18 11 @zbaseball86
352 Andrew Knizner, STL C 18 12 @berrys_baseball
353 Jhon Torres, STL OF 18 13 @tonybps1
354 Luis Gonzalez, CHW OF 18 14 @slydanno70
355 Seth Johnson TBR RHP 18 15 @parnellmichael
356 Bryse Wilson, ATL RHP 18 16 @MKelley_ND
357 Isaiah Campbell, SEA RHP 18 17 @GQ__82
358 Burl Carraway, CHC LHP 18 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
359 Christopher Morel, CHC 3B 18 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
360 Brewer Hicklen, KCR OF 18 20 @RyanJames5

Ben Wilson on Jonathan Stiever: “Stiever is a nice deep league SP target who made his MLB debut for the White Sox in 2020, an impressive accomplishment for the 5th rounder in 2018. Stiever has a four pitch mix with a repeatable delivery, and could split time up and down for the White Sox again this season.”

 

Round 19

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
361 Seth Romero, WAS LHP 19 1 @RyanJames5
362 Jordan Westburg, BAL SS/2B 19 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
363 Michael Harris, ATL OF 19 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
364 Landon Knack, LAD RHP 19 4 @GQ__82
365 Tucupita Marcano, SDP 3B 19 5 @MKelley_ND
366 Stuart Fairchild, ARI OF 19 6 @parnellmichael
367 Israel Pineda, WAS C 19 7 @slydanno70
368 Eric Pardinho, TOR RHP 19 8 @tonybps1
369 Austin Shenton, SEA 3B 19 9 @berrys_baseball
370 Zac Lowther, BAL LHP 19 10 @zbaseball86
371 Owen Miller, CLE 2B 19 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
372 Logan Allen, CLE LHP 19 12 @dgasper24
373 Emmanuel Clase, CLE RHP 19 13 @GatorSosa
374 Anderson Tejeda, TEX SS/2B 19 14 @xwOBAiley
375 Enoli Paredes, HOU RHP 19 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
376 Chris Rodriguez, LAA RHP 19 16 @TBDubbs11
377 Kyle Muller, ATL LHP 19 17 @PaulWoodin1
378 Antonio Cabello, NYY OF 19 18 @ChappyIsClutch
379 Jairo Solis, HOU RHP 19 19 @CharlesTweed
380 Casey Martin, PHI SS/3B 19 20 @jacob_swain3

Ryan James on Seth Romero: “The lefty has a history that has caused the road to the majors to be winding at best, but Romero made his debut in 2020. If he can stay on the field, the lefty has the repertoire to find himself in the middle of the Nationals rotation as soon as this season.”

 

Round 20

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
381 Hudson Haskin, BAL OF 20 1 @jacob_swain3
382 Freddy Zamora, MIL SS 20 2 @CharlesTweed
383 J.B. Bukauskas, ARI RHP 20 3 @ChappyIsClutch
384 Matt Wallner, MIN OF 20 4 @PaulWoodin1
385 Victor Bericoto, SFG 1B/OF 20 5 @TBDubbs11
386 Julio Carreras, COL 3B/SS 20 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
387 Josh Fleming, TBR LHP 20 7 @xwOBAiley
388 Jose Salas, MIA SS 20 8 @GatorSosa
389 Coby Mayo, BAL 3B/1B 20 9 @dgasper24
390 Alexander Vizcaino, NYY RHP 20 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
391 Mason Denaburg, WAS RHP 20 11 @zbaseball86
392 Zach McKinstry, LAD 2B 20 12 @berrys_baseball
393 Will Benson, CLE OF 20 13 @tonybps1
394 Steele Walker, TEX OF 20 14 @slydanno70
395 Curtis Mead TBR 2B 20 15 @parnellmichael
396 Miguel Yajure, NYY RHP 20 16 @MKelley_ND
397 Tink Hence, STL RHP 20 17 @GQ__82
398 Matthew Lugo, BOS SS/2B 20 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
399 Alerick Soularie, MIN OF 20 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
400 Dauri Lorenzo, HOU SS 20 20 @RyanJames5

Jared Chapman on J.B. Bukauskus: “I had the privilege of watching Bukauskus pitch at North Carolina and I can confirm that the slider is dirty. I like him as a future closer, but he could still make it as a starter if things fall his way.”

David Gasper on Sleeper prospect Coby Mayo:”Mayo has plenty of power, and if he’s able to improve his plate discipline he could be a stud. He’s got some development ahead of him, but the power is real and he’s someone to keep an eye on.”

Daniel Victor on Can’t miss prospect Steele Walker: “It’s hard to call anyone taken this late in this type of draft a “can’t miss” but Steele Walker is an exciting player to watch. The sweet swinging left-hander oozes swagger. When the Rangers traded Omar Mazara to the White Sox for Walker during the 2019 off-season they finally had their man. The Ranger’s brass was thrilled to land the outfielder who they coveted and were planning on taking with their second round pick in the 2018 draft. Now he returns to his home state to continue to develop with his sights set on Globe Life Field. This should be a perfect set of circumstances for “Walker Texas Ranger” to thrive.”

 

Round 21

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
401 Edwin Uceta, LAD RHP 21 1 @RyanJames5
402 Brennan Malone, PIT RHP 21 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
403 Jordan Brewer, HOU OF 21 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
404 Jordan Nwogu, CHC OF 21 4 @GQ__82
405 Justin Lange, SDP RHP 21 5 @MKelley_ND
406 Ian Seymour TBR LHP 21 6 @parnellmichael
407 Dominic Fletcher, ARI OF 21 7 @slydanno70
408 Erik Miller, PHI LHP 21 8 @tonybps1
409 Ryan Rolison, COL LHP 21 9 @berrys_baseball
410 Cole Roederer, CHC OF 21 10 @zbaseball86
411 Albert Abreu, NYY RHP 21 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
412 Christian Roa, CIN RHP 21 12 @dgasper24
413 Rayner Santana, SFG C 21 13 @GatorSosa
414 Trejyn Fletcher, STL OF 21 14 @xwOBAiley
415 Kyle Isbel, KCR OF 21 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
416 Jose Acosta, CIN 3B/2B 21 16 @TBDubbs11
417 Alex De Jesus, LAD SS/3B 21 17 @PaulWoodin1
418 Gilberto Celestino, MIN OF 21 18 @ChappyIsClutch
419 Lenny Torres, CLE RHP 21 19 @CharlesTweed
420 Luken Baker, STL 1B 21 20 @jacob_swain3

Daniel Victor on Deep sleeper Dominic Fletcher: “Dominic Fletcher has baseball DNA in his blood as his brother David has started a rather successful MLB career with the Angels. Now little brother gets his shot after being drafted out of the University of Arkansas in the 2nd round of the 2019 draft. Known more for his glove, Dominic was touted as the best defensive outfielder in that draft. However, the early returns from A-ball suggest he has some offensive potential as well. The left-hander slashed .318/.389/.463 in 214 at bats for Kane County.”

 

Round 22

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
421 Ryan Jensen, CHC RHP 22 1 @jacob_swain3
422 Cole Ragans, TEX LHP 22 2 @CharlesTweed
423 Jeisson Rosario, BOS OF 22 3 @ChappyIsClutch
424 Ricky Vanasco, TEX RHP 22 4 @PaulWoodin1
425 Keithron Moss, TEX 2B 22 5 @TBDubbs11
426 Brayan Medina, SDP RHP 22 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
427 Ryan Pepiot, LAD RHP 22 7 @xwOBAiley
428 Pete Fairbanks, TBR RHP 22 8 @GatorSosa
429 Tristen Lutz, MIL OF 22 9 @dgasper24
430 Nick Garcia, PIT RHP 22 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
431 Yoendrys Gomez, NYY RHP 22 11 @zbaseball86
432 Adbert Alzolay, CHC RHP 22 12 @berrys_baseball
433 Travis Blankenhorn, MIN 2B 22 13 @tonybps1
434 Alex Vesia, MIA LHP 22 14 @slydanno70
435 Alika Williams TBR SS 22 15 @parnellmichael
436 Drew Romo, COL C 22 16 @MKelley_ND
437 Lazaro Armenteros, OAK OF 22 17 @GQ__82
438 Matt Cronin, WAS LHP 22 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
439 Rafael Marchan, PHI C 22 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
440 Jhailyn Ortiz, PHI OF 22 20 @RyanJames5

Jared Chapman on Jeisson Rosario: “I’ve been a big fan of Rosario’s for a while now and the move to a thinner system in Boston is a boost to his prospect value. He’s got the ability to stay in center and the profile to grow into decent power numbers.”

David Gasper on Helium watch prospect Tristen Lutz: “Lutz has plenty of power, and reports from the alternate training site in 2020 indicate he’s improved in his contact making ability, which will help him maximize that power in games. He’s a rising kid that could have a future in that Milwaukee lineup sooner rather than later.”

Michael Parnell on Alika Williams: “Williams, a shortstop at Arizona State, is a classic Rays player. Good hit tool, speed, defense, versatility. Whether he’s a starting shortstop or utility infielder, he’s a Best Value at this pick.”

Ryan James on Jhailyn Ortiz: “The plus raw power is enough to make Ortiz more than worth a shot at this point. The contact problems have held him back a bit, but I don’t hesitate to take a shot on big power at this point. “

 

Round 23

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
441 Ian Bedell, STL RHP 23 1 @RyanJames5
442 Nick Allen, OAK SS/2B 23 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
443 Freddy Tarnok, ATL RHP 23 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
444 Tristin English, ARI 3B/OF 23 4 @GQ__82
445 Chris McMahon, COL RHP 23 5 @MKelley_ND
446 Tyler Nevin, BAL 1B/3B 23 6 @parnellmichael
447 Sean Hjelle, SFG RHP 23 7 @slydanno70
448 Esteury Ruiz, SDP 2B 23 8 @tonybps1
449 Trey Harris, ATL OF 23 9 @berrys_baseball
450 Carlos Vargas, CLE RHP 23 10 @zbaseball86
451 Christian Chamberlain, KCR LHP 23 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
452 Michael Plassmeyer, TBR LHP 23 12 @dgasper24
453 Eddy Diaz, COL SS 23 13 @GatorSosa
454 Adam Hall, BAL SS 23 14 @xwOBAiley
455 Tyler Ivey, HOU RHP 23 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
456 Austin Cox, KCR LHP 23 16 @TBDubbs11
457 Keoni Cavaco, MIN SS 23 17 @PaulWoodin1
458 Jeff Criswell, OAK RHP 23 18 @ChappyIsClutch
459 Tejay Antone, CIN RHP 23 19 @CharlesTweed
460 Tyler Keenan, SEA 3B 23 20 @jacob_swain3

Paul Woodin on Can’t miss prospect Keoni Cavaco: “I love his athleticism and overall tool package. He has a chance to grow into some serious power, already owning plus raw pop. Cavaco is also plus runner which can translate to some stolen bases down the road.”

 

Round 24

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
461 Holden Powell, WAS RHP 24 1 @jacob_swain3
462 Taj Bradley, TBR RHP 24 2 @CharlesTweed
463 Franklin Perez, DET RHP 24 3 @ChappyIsClutch
464 Roansy Contreras, NYY RHP 24 4 @PaulWoodin1
465 Matt Canterino, MIN RHP 24 5 @TBDubbs11
466 Brainer Bonaci, BOS SS 24 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
467 Angel Martinez, CLE 3B/SS/2B 24 7 @xwOBAiley
468 Andres Munoz, SEA RHP 24 8 @GatorSosa
469 Colt Keith, DET 3B/RHP 24 9 @dgasper24
470 Everson Pereira, NYY OF 24 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
471 CJ Chatham, BOS SS/2B 24 11 @zbaseball86
472 Wil Crowe, WAS RHP 24 12 @berrys_baseball
473 Thomas Szapucki, NYM LHP 24 13 @tonybps1
474 Owen Caissie, SDP OF 24 14 @slydanno70
475 Nick Schnell, TBR OF 24 15 @parnellmichael
476 Connor Phillips, SEA RHP 24 16 @MKelley_ND
477 Kyle McCann, OAK C 24 17 @GQ__82
478 Davis Wendzel, TEX 3B 24 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
479 Kyle Harrison, SFG LHP 24 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
480 Alex Wells, BAL LHP 24 20 @RyanJames5

Jared Chapman on Franklin Perez: “If it hadn’t been for injuries, this young man would either be in the Tigers rotation or at the top of the prospect rankings. This pick could be incredible value, or it could be a sad commentary on what sometimes happens when a guy with big talent can’t stay healthy.”

Tony Bps on Thomas Szapucki: “Szapucki missed all of 2018 due to Tommy John Surgery but he pitched very well both before and after he returned in 2019. He was a part of New York’s 60 man player pool and was considered for promotion at one point this past season. At this point in the draft to get a potential 2-starter makes him my choice for Best Value for my team.”

Ryan James on Alex Wells: “Consistently underrated, Wells doesn’t throw hard and may be a little undersized, but the results tell a different story. With 4 solid pitches and plus control, Wells was added to the 40 man roster this off-season. He continues to look like a backend rotation piece, which is a steal at this point in a draft of this size.”

 

Round 25

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
481 Trevor Hauver, NYY INF/OF 25 1 @RyanJames5
482 Blaze Alexander, ARI SS/2B 25 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
483 Rikelvin de Castro, TOR SS 25 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
484 Zavier Warren, MIL C/INF 25 4 @GQ__82
485 Nick Loftin, KCR SS 25 5 @MKelley_ND
486 Yanquiel Fernandez, COL OF 25 6 @parnellmichael
487 Luke Little, CHC LHP 25 7 @slydanno70
488 Anderson Espinoza, SDP RHP 25 8 @tonybps1
489 Justin Dean, ATL OF 25 9 @berrys_baseball
490 Hunter Brown, HOU RHP 25 10 @zbaseball86
491 Malcom Nunez, STL 3B 25 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
492 Mickey Moniak, PHI OF 25 12 @dgasper24
493 Wilmin Candelario, KCR SS 25 13 @GatorSosa
494 Sammy Siani, PIT OF 25 14 @xwOBAiley
495 Matthew Thompson, CHW RHP 25 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
496 George Feliz, SEA OF 25 16 @TBDubbs11
497 Anthony Volpe, NYY SS 25 17 @PaulWoodin1
498 Victor Mesa, Jr., MIA OF 25 18 @ChappyIsClutch
499 Adonis Medina, PHI RHP 25 19 @CharlesTweed
500 Josh Smith, NYY 2B 25 20 @jacob_swain3

David Gasper on Mickey Moniak: “Anytime you can get a former No. 1 overall pick in the 25th round, you might as well take a shot, right? Moniak may never reach the expectations placed on him as a 1.1 pick, but he’s still just 22 years old and there’s plenty of talent in there that a team could tap into.”

Paul Woodin on Best Value Anthony Volpe: “Above average tools in everything but power which should be average with development. Compact swing with above average bat speed to spray line drives all over the field.”

 

Round 26

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
501 Yasel Antuna, WAS SS 26 1 @jacob_swain3
502 Estanli Castillo, TBR OF 26 2 @CharlesTweed
503 Sam Carlson, SEA RHP 26 3 @ChappyIsClutch
504 Joe Palumbo, TEX LHP 26 4 @PaulWoodin1
505 Jamari Baylor, PHI SS 26 5 @TBDubbs11
506 Luis Garcia, HOU RHP 26 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
507 Cody Bolton, PIT RHP 26 7 @xwOBAiley
508 Daiveyon Whittle, TBR RHP 26 8 @GatorSosa
509 Payton Henry, MIL C 26 9 @dgasper24
510 Werner Blakely, LAA SS 26 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
511 Jorge Ona, SDP OF 26 11 @zbaseball86
512 Dasan Brown, TOR OF 26 12 @berrys_baseball
513 Starlyn Castillo, PHI RHP 26 13 @tonybps1
514 Colin Barber, HOU OF 26 14 @slydanno70
515 Justin Williams, STL OF 26 15 @parnellmichael
516 Genesis Cabrera, STL LHP 26 16 @MKelley_ND
517 Cal Mitchell, PIT OF 26 17 @GQ__82
518 Ben Hernandez, KCR RHP 26 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
519 Trent Deveaux, LAA OF 26 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
520 Ronald Bolanos, KCR RHP 26 20 @RyanJames5

Jake Berry on Sleeper prospect Dasan Brown: “There is a lot of upside with Brown due to a highly athletic ceiling. He already has the tools to hit for average, but where he will really earn his paycheck will be on the basepaths. The Canadian has elite level speed and is still young enough that the rest of his raw tools have plenty of time to catch up.”

Tony Bps on Starlyn Castillo: “Castillo was one of the best pitchers available during the 2018 J2 signing period. He hasn’t pitched many innings since coming to the states but has a solid mid 90’s fastball and promising offspeed stuff.”

 

Round 27

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
521 Jake Burger, CHW 3B 27 1 @RyanJames5
522 Lucas Erceg, MIL 3B/1B 27 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
523 Kody Clemens, DET 2B 27 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
524 Blake Rutherford, CHW OF 27 4 @GQ__82
525 Kevin Ginkel, ARI RHP 27 5 @MKelley_ND
526 Will Banfield, MIA C 27 6 @parnellmichael
527 Wander Javier, MIN SS 27 7 @slydanno70
528 Seuly Matias, KCR OF 27 8 @tonybps1
529 Shervyen Newton, NYM 3B 27 9 @berrys_baseball
530 Brandon Lockridge, NYY OF 27 10 @zbaseball86
531 Angel Rondon, STL RHP 27 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
532 Jon Duplantier, ARI RHP 27 12 @dgasper24
533 Jeffrey Hakanson, TBR RHP 27 13 @GatorSosa
534 Austin Adams, SDP RHP 27 14 @xwOBAiley
535 Yerry Rodriguez, TEX RHP 27 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
536 Hector Yan, LAA LHP 27 16 @TBDubbs11
537 Marcus Smith, TEX OF 27 17 @PaulWoodin1
538 Jahmai Jones, LAA 2B 27 18 @ChappyIsClutch
539 Junior Sanquintin, CLE SS 27 19 @CharlesTweed
540 Darell Hernaiz, BAL SS 27 20 @jacob_swain3

Ryan James on Jake Burger:”I can’t help but cheer for the 2017 1st round pick. Suffering through 3 leg surgeries in 2 years, Burger hasn’t played in a game since 2017, but expects to be healthy for 2021 and should finally get to show the plus power that could make him a valuable bat in the White Sox lineup in the not too distant future.”

Daniel Victor on Wander Javier:” Best value: Because @dustycolorado would have wanted it that way. Actually he would have demanded it that way and also demanded that Javier be named as “can’t miss” along with “biggest sleeper.”

James Zele on Sleeper prospect Brandon Lockridge: “Lockridge is a work in progress, but he has a high ceiling if he continues developing at the rate he has. He’s a lightning-fast outfielder who has found a home in center field. His swing mechanics and plate approach are still a work in progress, but Lockridge has shown improved power and average so far in his professional career. If he continues to improve at higher levels, he may be an absolute steal in the 27th round.”

Scott Greene on Deep Sleeper Yerry Rodriguez: “He’s definitely a pitcher in the Texas farm system you need to keep an eye on. Fangraphs loves him and piqued my interest.”

Round 28

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
541 Vaughn Grissom, ATL SS 28 1 @jacob_swain3
542 Anthony Seigler, NYY C 28 2 @CharlesTweed
543 Brady McConnell, KCR SS 28 3 @ChappyIsClutch
544 Eliezer Alfonzo, DET C 28 4 @PaulWoodin1
545 Emmanuel Rodriguez, MIN OF 28 5 @TBDubbs11
546 Diowill Burgos, MIA OF 28 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
547 Connor Scott, MIA OF 28 7 @xwOBAiley
548 Adael Amador, COL SS 28 8 @GatorSosa
549 Hayden Cantrelle, MIL SS 28 9 @dgasper24
550 Michael Grove, LAD RHP 28 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
551 Nick Sandlin, CLE RHP 28 11 @zbaseball86
552 Matt Gorski, PIT OF 28 12 @berrys_baseball
553 Corey Ray, MIL OF 28 13 @tonybps1
554 Josh Breaux, NYY C 28 14 @slydanno70
555 Caleb Sampen, TBR RHP 28 15 @parnellmichael
556 Tyler Brown, HOU RHP 28 16 @MKelley_ND
557 Buddy Reed, OAK OF 28 17 @GQ__82
558 Liam Norris, ARI LHP 28 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
559 Trei Cruz, DET SS 28 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
560 Alfonso Rivas, CHC 1B 28 20 @RyanJames5

Paul Woodin on Deep Sleeper Eliezer Alfonzo: “He has decent pop that should result in doubles and balls into the gap. Alfonzo also possess a good eye at the plate and good bat to ball skills. He has a career minor league slash line of .316/.392/.379.”

Michael Parnell on Sleeper Caleb Sampen: “The Tampa Bay Rays know pitching, and Sampen is a pitcher with a full arsenal of good, not great, stuff but an unrivaled work ethic according to his catchers. Keep an eye on him.”

 

Round 29

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
561 Kyle Cody, TEX RHP 29 1 @RyanJames5
562 Junior Perez, SDP OF 29 2 @Isaiah__Burrows
563 Brett Conine, HOU RHP 29 3 @DET_Guru_Kurt
564 Luis Garcia, PHI SS 29 4 @GQ__82
565 Conner Capel, STL OF 29 5 @MKelley_ND
566 Yonathan Daza, COL OF 29 6 @parnellmichael
567 Gregory Santos, SFG RHP 29 7 @slydanno70
568 Yhowsar Garcia, PHI OF 29 8 @tonybps1
569 Philip Pfeifer, ATL LHP 29 9 @berrys_baseball
570 Cole Peterson, DET SS 29 10 @zbaseball86
571 Joan Adon, WAS RHP 29 11 @MLBUKAnalysis1
572 Bryce Elder, ATL RHP 29 12 @dgasper24
573 D’Shawn Knowles, LAA OF 29 13 @GatorSosa
574 Kwang-Hyun Kim, STL LHP 29 14 @xwOBAiley
575 Andres Gimenez, LGM SS 29 15 @Scotty_Ballgame
576 Allan Cerda, CIN OF 29 16 @TBDubbs11
577 Jeremy Pena, HOU SS 29 17 @PaulWoodin1
578 Osleivis Basabe, TBR SS 29 18 @ChappyIsClutch
579 Alex Jackson, ATL C 29 19 @CharlesTweed
580 Darryl Collins, KCR OF 29 20 @jacob_swain3

Jared Chapman on Osleivis Basabe: “At this stage of the draft I’m looking for guys with high ceilings and Basabe fits the bill. He has the speed to develop into a plus base stealer and the potential to generate plus power as he grows into his frame.”

Scott Greene on Andres Gimenez: “Have to be honest. I think most of the drafting crew, including myself, forgot about Gimenez being eligible for this draft. Still less than 130 MLB at bats. He easily could have been a Top 100 pick in this mock.”

Round 30

Overall Player Position Round Pick Team
581 Alec Burleson, STL 1B 30 1 @jacob_swain3
582 Evan Carter, TEX OF 30 2 @CharlesTweed
583 Nick Quintana, DET 3B 30 3 @ChappyIsClutch
584 Damon Jones, PHI LHP 30 4 @PaulWoodin1
585 Jasiah Dixon, PIT OF 30 5 @TBDubbs11
586 Darlin Moquete, STL OF 30 6 @Scotty_Ballgame
587 Lyon Richardson, CIN RHP 30 7 @xwOBAiley
588 Otto Lopez, TOR 2B/SS/OF 30 8 @GatorSosa
589 Taylor Kohlwey, SDP OF 30 9 @dgasper24
590 Rodolfo Nolasco, PIT OF 30 10 @MLBUKAnalysis1
591 Ethan Roberts, CHC RHP 30 11 @zbaseball86
592 Esteban Quiroz, TBR INF 30 12 @berrys_baseball
593 Miguel Tejeda Jr, PHI SS/2B 30 13 @tonybps1
594 Jordan Romano, TOR RHP 30 14 @slydanno70
595 Christian Koss, BOS IF 30 15 @parnellmichael
596 Nick Heath, KCR OF 30 16 @MKelley_ND
597 Lucius Fox, KCR SS/2B 30 17 @GQ__82
598 Aeverson Arteaga, SFG SS 30 18 @DET_Guru_Kurt
599 Justin Martinez, ARI RHP 30 19 @Isaiah__Burrows
600 Will Robertson, TOR OF 30 20 @RyanJames5

Paul Woodin on Best value Damon Jones: “His fastball touches 96 mph. Curveball is downright nasty and has evolved into a true out pitch also owns a slider/changeup that are both average pitches for the southpaw. Should be a middle rotation pitcher with potential for more.”

David Gasper on Personal Favorite pick Taylor Kohlwey: “I played with Taylor Kohlwey in college at UW-La Crosse. This kid can hit and he’s got some pop, too. He’s one of the best two strike hitters I, or any of our coaches had ever seen. He had a slow start in the minors but hit .302 across Double-A and Triple-A in 2019. He’s just about ready to push for a big league spot.”

Daniel Victor on stolen player alert Jordan Romano: “Where else can you get the odds-on favorite to be his team’s MLB closer in the 30th round of a draft?”

Michael Parnell on Can’t Miss prospect Christian Koss: “The Boston Red Sox just obtained him from the Colorado Rockies. They see what I see: a solid utility player who can play around the diamond for a big-league team.”




About Ben Wilson 18 Articles
Ben covers the New York Penn League and New York Mets minor league baseball for Prospects1500. Ben is a Massachusetts native and Red Sox fan now living in Upstate New York, a haven for taking in Short Season A Ball, AA, and AAA games. Ben has played fantasy baseball for over 15 years and is involved in multiple dynasty leagues, including Scott Greene's Diamond Duos 4. Ben broke into baseball writing with the great support of Mark Nikolov as a team writer at realmccoyminors.com, and has also contributed to notesfromthesally.com. Follow Ben on Twitter @TBDubbs11 for player video and dynasty baseball content.

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