2019 MLB Mock Draft

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      Updated: February 14, 2019

      Round 1

      1Baltimore Orioles Bobby Witt JrColleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX)SS6'1"185
      Witt Jr. is a five-tool player with above average contact, power, fielding, arm, and speed. Witt (along with Thompson and Greene) should be considered for the first pick in the 2019 draft. Has the ability to stay at short for a l one time, quick feet and great range.
      2Kansas City Royals Adley RutschmanOregon StateC6'2"216
      Rutschman is a plus defender behind the plate and has a cannon for an arm. He is a switch-hitter that improved drastically in his sophomore season. He will be another player to watch in the spring, as a big junior campaign could put him in the running for the top pick.
      3Chicago White Sox Riley GreeneHagerty HS (Oviedo, FL)OF6'2"190
      Left-handed hitter with a great swing, has plus power and contact. Above average defender, could play in either corner spot in the outfield. The Florida commit has all the makings of a future star.
      4Miami Marlins Zack ThompsonKentuckyLHP6'2"225
      Thompson is the top sophomore pitcher in college baseball, the Kentucky lefty has a fastball that can reach 95 mph and a great curve to go with an above average changeup. Injuries might be an issue though, he missed most of his sophomore season with an elbow injury.
      5Detroit Tigers Matt WallnerSouthern MissOF6'5"220
      Wallner is a two-way player who can pitch or play in the outfield, it looks like his best bet in the majors will be as a position player. Big power potential and has a great eye at the plate. He has all the characteristics of a future star in the big leagues. Wallner has big time potential.
      6San Diego Padres Nick LodoloTCULHP6'6"185
      Tall lefty with a mid-90s fastball and a solid curveball. Can be wild at times, but has the stuff to be a top of the rotation starter in the future.
      7Cincinnati Reds Shea LangeliersBaylorC6'0"190
      Langeliers is a great defensive catcher with a plus arm. He has the ability to hit for both power and for average. He took a step back at the plate in his sophomore season, but his defense is so good that it makes up for it. He is a guy to keep an eye on, as a big junior season could propel him even higher in the draft.
      8Texas Rangers Andrew VaughnCal1B5'11"208
      Vaughn might have the best bat in this draft class, he has had back-to-back monster seasons at Cal. He had a slash of .402/.531/.819 with 23 homers and 63 RBIs as a sophomore. He has plenty of promise at the plate, he needs to improve his defense, and wouldn't be shocked if he made a position change after being drafted.
      9Atlanta Braves Josh JungTexas Tech3B6'2"215
      Jung had a breakout season for Texas Tech in 2018, and should see his stock continue to rise. He has a good eye at the plate, walking more times than he struck out in 2018 (39 BB and 32 SO). Jung has the potential to hit for both average and power. He average to below average with the glove, but does have an above average arm.
      10San Francisco Giants Hunter BarcoThe Bolles HS (Jacksonville, FL)LHP6'4"208
      Another lefty going early is Hunter Barco. The big lefty has a very powerful arm and can reach the mid-90s on his fastball. Solid control with all of his pitches.

      11Toronto Blue Jays Rece HindsNiceville Senior (Niceville, FL)3B6'4"210
      The LSU commit has big time power and should be a solid third baseman at the next level. He is currently a shortstop, but will most likely grow out of that position as he matures. He has a plus arm and plus power to go with an above average contact tool.
      12New York Mets Drew MendozaFlorida State3B6'5"225
      Mendoza is known for his ability at the plate and not so much for his defense, the Florida State third baseman struggled in the field in 2018, and it appears that he will not last at that position. Look for him to make the switch to the outfield once drafted. Has power potential and the ability to hit for average, but does tend to strikeout too much.
      13Minnesota Twins Tyler DysonFloridaRHP6'3"225
      Dyson struggled in 2018, and was moved into the bullpen for the Florida Gators halfway through the season, but the righty is still a prospect to watch as we move into 2019. He has a fastball that can reach the upper 90s. He struggled with walks, but has not pitched much, since he started pitching before his senior year of high school. He is still developing and a team should take a chance on him early based on his potential.
      14Philadelphia Phillies CJ AbramsBlessed Trinity Catholic (Alpharetta, GA)SS6'2"182
      Abrams has plus speed and a tremendous arm to go with it. He is a true shortstop and should be able to stick with the position. He has the potential to hit for both average and power.
      15Los Angeles Angels Logan DavidsonClemsonSS6'3"185
      The switch-hitting Clemson Tiger has plenty of power potential, he probably won't hit for average at the big league level, but should be a power threat for years to come. Will most likely be a third baseman at the next level.
      16Arizona Diamondbacks Nick QuintanaArizona3B5'10"187
      Quintana is an elite hitter with both contact and power potential. He has a great eye at the plate and proved that with a .413 OBP in his sophomore season at Arizona.
      17Washington Nationals Greg JonesUNC WilmingtonSS6'2"175
      Jones is a switch-hitter with a decent eye at the plate. Has plus speed and should be one of the faster players in the draft. Does tend to strikeout a lot, but his speed is too good to pass up. Probably won't be able to stick at short long term and will make the switch to center.
      18Pittsburgh Pirates Matthew ThompsonCypress Ranch HS (Cypress, TX)RHP6'3"184
      Thompson has a quick, efficient delivery. His fastball has been clocked in the mid-90s and his curve has plenty of life to it. He also has a decent looking changeup. Thompson is a prospect to keep an eye on as he could be a quick riser in the spring.

      19St. Louis Cardinals Adam LaskeyDukeLHP6'3"205
      Laskey is a big lefty with plenty of potential, he hasn't produced the greatest results in his first two years at Duke, but that shouldn't keep a team from drafting him early. He throws a lot of strikes and has a repeatable delivery. His fastball is usually in the low 90s to upper 80s, also has a solid curveball.
      20Seattle Mariners Ryan ZeferjahnKansasRHP6'4"216
      Zeferjahn's fastball has been clocked at 96, but usually will set in the low 90s. Has a repeatable delivery and has a slider that will set anywhere between 77-to-81 mph. Has tremendous work ethic and has said he is "more of a team guy."
      21Atlanta Braves Carter YoungSelah HS (Selah, WA)SS6'0"170
      Quick twitch athlete with good speed on the base paths. The switch hitter has a good eye for the ball at the plate and is an excellent defender. Should be able to play multiple positions, could be a future utility player.
      22Tampa Bay Rays Bryson StottUNLVSS6'3"195
      Stott has the ability to hit for average and show signs that he could develop power as he matures and gains strength. Nice swing, can hit the ball all over the field. Plus defender with an above average arm. A guy to keep an eye on this spring, could potentially be a top-15 pick.
      23Colorado Rockies Brennan MaloneIMG AcadmeyRHP6'5"210
      Malone is a big, athletic righty with an excellent, repeatable delivery. His fastball currently sets in the mid-90s, and looks like he might reach the upper-90s when he fully develops. Above average curve with good bite to it. Throws a lot of strikes.
      24Cleveland Indians Michael BuschNorth Carolina1B6'0"207
      Busch saw his stock sore, after a poor freshman season for the Tar Heels in 2017. Busch ended the 2018 season with a slash of .317/.465/.521 with 13 homers and 63 RBIs. Busch has a nice swing and it will be interesting to see if he can repeat the success that he had this past season.
      25Los Angeles Dodgers Dominic FletcherArkansasOF5'9"188
      Fletcher sure can hit for a guy who is only 5'9". The Arkansas centerfielder has all of the makings of a future three-hole hitter with plenty of pop. He has a slash of .290/.338/.468 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs in his two seasons at Arkansas. Has drawn comparisons to Andrew Benintendi.
      26Arizona Diamondbacks Jerrion EalyJackson Preparatory (Carthage, MS)OF5'10"192
      Ealy is a two-sport athlete, who is committed to play football at Ole Miss. Very athletic and fast, has the speed to play centerfield and a great arm to go with it. He is strong and has the ability to hit for power. He has the potential to be a five-tool prospect.
      27Chicago Cubs Brady McConnellFloridaSS6'1"185
      McConnell struggled in his freshman season at Florida, but that shouldn't stop the quick twitch athlete from going high in the draft. He has a very strong arm and is an above average defender. His bat projects to be above average too, and he could develop power as he matures.
      28Milwaukee Brewers D.J. JeffersonDesert Oasis HS (Las Vegas, NV)RHP6'5"185
      Jefferson is a tall, lanky righty, with a repeatable delivery. His fastball has topped out at 92, and an above average curveball. He isn't the top pitching prospect in this draft at the moment, but he throws a lot of strikes and has plenty of potential to rise quickly.
      29Oakland Athletics Michael TogliaUCLA1B6'5"209
      Toglia improved greatly in his sophomore season at UCLA. The sophomore first baseman hit a slash of .336/.449/.588 with 11 homers and 58 RBIs in 226 at-bats. He projects to be an above average hitter, and should be able to hit for both average and power.
      30New York Yankees Quin CottonGrand Canyon UniversityOF5'11"200
      Cotton is another player to keep an eye on as we head to the spring. The centerfielder does a great job of getting on base and has the speed to advance on the base paths. He doesn't have the power, and probably won't develop any, but his speed, glove, arm and his ability to hit for average make him a very good prospect.
      31Los Angeles Dodgers Graeme StinsonDukeLHP6'5"250
      32Houston Astros Corbin CarrollLakeside HS (Lakeside, WA)OF5'11"161
      33Boston Red Sox Braden ShewmakeTexas A&MINF6'4"190