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GreatLakesScouting's 2019 MLB Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 01-30-2019

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1Baltimore BaltimoreAdley Rutschman C Oregon State
GreatLakesScouting's comments: All the tools for 1/1. Other than raw power, Rutschman grades out higher than Joey Bart across the board. LHH version of Mike Zunino.
1 2Kansas City Kansas CityHunter Barco LHP Bolles School- San Jose
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Top prep lefty in the draft. Up and down summer however when good its Madison Bumgarner. Too good for an org that loves HS athletes to pass up on.
1 3Chicago WS Chicago WSShea Langeliers C Baylor
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Proven college catchers always tend to be over-drafted, Langeliers continues that trend. CWS have recently drafted a C at the top of the draft, however Shea only solidifies that position for them.
1 4Miami MiamiLogan Davidson SS Clemson
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Fighting with Shewmake, Jung, and Holland for top college INF, might have better FV than the pack. History and track record pushes Logan here. Switch hitter, not much to not like here.
1 5Detroit DetroitRiley Greene OF Hagerty High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Could interchange 5 & 6 here, Padres will fall in love with bat and ability to develop Greene for corner OF spot. Signing scout will say Yelich, but we say Brandon Moss.
1 6San Diego San DiegoCJ. Abrams SS Blessed Trinity Catholic Hs
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Tigers value athletes and large physical pitchers, might prefer Witt here from the perspective of keeping an owner happy, but Abrams brings a wider toolset with higher upside. Might be sexiest player in draft. Didi Gregorius comp.
1 7Cincinnati CincinnatiBobby Witt Jr. SS Colleyville Heritage High Scho
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Draft golden child, bloodlines and history is there, however some scouts are concerned with ability to stay at SS and hit tool vs quality arms. Famous qualities will force a club in Top 10 to take.
1 8Texas TexasNick Lodolo LHP TCU
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Health Health Health. Stuff and health backed up during time at TCU, however if healthy and scouted on a good day, Lodolo shows top 10 stuff. You worry about Matt Purke here.
1 9Atlanta AtlantaBraden Shewmake SS Texas A&M
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Physical MIF that has big leagues written all over him. Think DJ LeMahieu.
1 10San Francisco San FranciscoJosh Jung 3rd Texas Tech
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Eventually looking to replace Panik, Jung could be their guy. Proven college bat that won't take long to get there. High floor player.
1 11Toronto TorontoKameron Misner OF Missouri
GreatLakesScouting's comments: With a healthy spring (broken foot) Misner could be a top 5 pick. Plus plus run times to 1B with 65 grade raw, could be steal of the draft. Will make a scouting director look smart.
1 12NY Mets NY MetsZack Thompson LHP Kentucky
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Like Lodolo, health is concern here. Turned down $1M out of HS but hasn't ever been fully healthy. Competitor and will fight you on the mound. Stuff can flash electric, but injuries might not ever let him out of AA. High risk high reward. Wade Miley comp.
1 13Minnesota MinnesotaMatt Wallner OF Southern Miss
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Northern 2-way player that has flown under the radar. Was cut from USA but reportedly due to health reasons. Big frame with a plus arm, a lot to dream on. Exposed some on the Cape, but chance to go well with consistent spring. See Chris Schwab.
1 14Philadelphia PhiladelphiaBrennan Malone RHP Porter Ridge High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: HS RHP with concern. Will run up the radar gun, but might also walk 8 as well. If the Phillies can develop, could have a Justin Verlander on their hands. Famous on the circuit.
1 15LA Angels LA AngelsMichael Toglia OF UCLA
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Big athletic and wiry 1B/OF from UCLA. Scouts can dream on frame and athleticism. Another fast mover with upside of Jayson Werth.
1 16Arizona ArizonaNick Quintana SS Arizona
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Proven college position player that has done it since HS. Solid 1st round projection, but 5'10" frame may worry some. Though 6 homers on the Cape shows the size might be irrelevant.
1 17Washington WashingtonDrew Mendoza 3rd Florida State
GreatLakesScouting's comments: You're buying the bat here with a competitive nature as well. Might profile more as 1B down the road, but bat will carry. Smaller version of Joey Gallo.
1 18Pittsburgh PittsburghGraeme Stinson LHP Duke
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Big bodied college lefty that is proven. Wipeout stuff when on, could be Sean Manea comp. Chance to creep up with solid spring. Carlos Rodon comp.
1 19St. Louis St. LouisGreg Jones SS UNC-Wilmington
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Toolset that scouts fell in love with. Will produce during the spring, might have to rely on previous looks against better competition for true evaluation. Player lets you know who the best player is on the field by his play.
1 20Seattle SeattleJJ Bleday OF Vanderbilt
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Vanderbilt everyday guy in the OF since freshman year. If quiets down swing and showcases power, could be top 20 pick. Slow run times but doesn't hurt himself in RF. Quality routes with avg arm. Jay Bruce comp.
1 21Tampa Bay Tampa BayRece Hinds 3rd Niceville High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Quite possibly best HS power bat in draft. Real swing and miss concerns but a lot to dream on. Plus arm that will have to move to 3B or corner OF. Potential Mark Trumbo comp, but you hope not Josh Vitters.
1 22Colorado ColoradoMatthew Thompson RHP Cyprus Ranch High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Some injury history but along with Priester, might have highest RHP HS upside in draft. Homer Bailey'ish.
1 23Cleveland ClevelandTyler Dyson RHP Florida
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Garrett Cole comp with a bazooka of a RH arm. Walks and command are a concern, but with proven spring at UF could rocket up into top 15 category.
1 24LA Dodgers LA DodgersDaniel Espino RHP Bulloch Academy
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Top HS power arm in draft. Might profile more as a Kimbrel type closer due to lack of 3rd pitch, but has veto to get outs. Some rumblings of overuse this summer/fall. Directors will fall in love with FB come May.
1 25Chicago Cubs Chicago CubsQuinn Priester RHP Cary Grove Community High Scho
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Possibly highest ceiling for HS arm in draft. Cold climate Michael Foltynewicz comp, with more athletiscm and better feel for CH. Hearing Jake Odorizzi comps.
1 26Milwaukee MilwaukeeMichael Busch 1B UNC
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Northern high school bat that made his way to UNC. Can really hit, but lack of position is a concern. Restricted to 1B due to arm issues, but bat will carry him to big leagues. Ryan Zimmerman comp.
1 27Oakland OaklandWill Holland SS Auburn
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Athletic SS that can stay up the middle. Lack of power and consistency has created some concerns, but proven SEC MIF is a great fit for Oakland. Jordy Mercer comp.
1 28NY Yankees NY YankeesMatt Allan RHP Seminole High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Well built 6'3" RHP with some ceiling left. Historically Yankees shy away from HS arms in 1st round, however Allan might be too good to pass up. Slurvey BB with need to improve 3rd pitch, but some see Grienke if can develop.
1 29Houston HoustonZach Watson OF LSU
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Another proven college up the middle player, a slender version of Jacoby Jones but can go get it with the best of them.
1 30Boston BostonDominic Fletcher OF Arkansas
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Another Benintendi comp with the ability to control the barrel. Will put up robust numbers at ARK in the SEC. That story almost always plays out as a day 1 draft pick.
2 31Baltimore BaltimoreWill Robertson OF Creighton
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Orioles love steals, and new gm Mike Elias will bring his analytical approach to this pick. Robertson might not have flashy numbers in Omaha, but they translate better than most extracted.
2 32Kansas City Kansas CityJerrion Ealy OF Jackson Preparatory School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Possibly a tough sign with football looming, but KC loves getting creative and moving money around as they did in 2018. Need OF athlete as well in system with Bubba Starling floundering.
2 33Chicago WS Chicago WSBryson Stott SS Nevada
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Low projection here at #33, but Stott has chance to go a lot better than this. Just needs to consistently prove it throughout the spring. Brandon Crawford comp with chance to be middle 1st rounder if flashes plate discipline and quality gap power.
2 34Miami MiamiJosh Smith SS LSU
GreatLakesScouting's comments: LSU continues to produce infielders. Josh Smith follows that trend. High end athlete that will showcase in SEC and cause a smaller market team like the Marlins to overdraft for the pick value.
2 35Detroit DetroitAndrew Vaughn 1B Cal
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Some have Vaughn drastically higher than here, but 5'10" R/R profile will scare some. Better athlete than you think. See Matt Thaiss.
2 36San Diego San DiegoAdam Laskey LHP Duke
GreatLakesScouting's comments: College lefties always highest helium come draft time. Laskey benefits from that. Teams will fly in to see Stinson, which will only benefit Adam.
2 37Cincinnati CincinnatiTyler Baum RHP UNC
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Might be the second best pitcher at UNC, but Baum might provide slightly more electric stuff. Slender profile at 6'1" but with quick arm. Might be a McClullers type move.
2 38Texas TexasAlek Manoah RHP West Virginia
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Coming out party this summer, big body man who can gobble up innings as a starter. Needs to keep body in check, but has all the makings of a Rangers type starter. Lance Lynn comp.
2 39Atlanta AtlantaRyan Zeferjahn RHP Kansas
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Will have a lot of draft stock put into how he performs this spring due to lack of competition, however all the boxes are checked as a day 1 pick. 6'4" 220lbs USA production.
2 40San Francisco San FranciscoGianluca Dalatri RHP UNC
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Reportedly turned down big bonus out of HS, big bodied strike thrower is exactly what SF looks for. Missed some time last season, however if healthy and velo ticks up, could move into top 30 picks.
2 41Toronto TorontoJake Mangum OF Mississippi State
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Proven leader that a team like TOR can fall in love with. Plug and play player for the Blue Jays system, bat and ability to be a plus defender will carry Mangum. Though backwards R/L changes value some.
2 42NY Mets NY MetsChase Strumpf 2B UCLA
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Kolten Wong comp with 80 work ethic and taller profile. Will gather attention due to Toglia looks, with offensive production could move fast.
2 43Minnesota MinnesotaHayden Mullins LHP Hendersonville High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Might go better than 43 as HS lefties sometimes surprise the industry with smaller market teams willing to take a flier. Profile 6'0" might scare some for asking price, but a lot in the tank and might not make it to campus. Up to 94.
2 44Philadelphia PhiladelphiaThomas Dillard OF Mississippi
GreatLakesScouting's comments: History of hitting and doing it on the biggest of stages. Safe pick that will make a team ecstatic in the 2nd round and chance to select higher profile pick up top. Steven Duggar comp.
2 45LA Angels LA AngelsTyler Callihan 3rd Providence Christian School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: USA bat that can swing it and mash vs HS competition. Has struggled some against higher end arms, but still is LH. Lack of position hurts Callihan, but scouts love the competitive nature and grinder attitude.
2 46Arizona ArizonaJudson Fabian OF Trinity Catholic High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: High waisted athlete that might have removed name fromm draft, though teams will continue to evaluate. If signable, could be a top 3 round guy. Ryder Green type pick.
2 47Washington WashingtonLogan Wyatt 1B Louisville
GreatLakesScouting's comments: 1B only player for us, some have higher, but AJ Reed type ability.
2 48Pittsburgh PittsburghQuin Cotton OF Grand Canyon
GreatLakesScouting's comments: 5/11" RR outfielder but flashed some success on the Cape. Will have to hit and hit consistently to go on day 1, but in a light overall draft anything is possible.
2 49St. Louis St. LouisCorbin Carroll OF Lakeside High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Quick twitch offensive minded CF that will showcase 4 tools. Might have to follow the Alex Thomas or Nick Decker model and go in the 2nd due to size, but has all the tools to be a day 1 draft pick in any draft.
2 50Seattle SeattleBen Jordan RHP Kentucky
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Large 6'8" body from small town KY that was to be a Day 1 draft pick before TJ surgery. Should be Kentucky Saturday starter.
2 51Tampa Bay Tampa BayCade Doughty SS Denham Springs High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Famous and been on the circuit for years. Some will question athleticism and if he can stick at SS in pro ball, but will flash 55 power.
2 52Colorado ColoradoCarter Stewart RHP Eau Gallie High School
GreatLakesScouting's comments: Still some injury concerns surrounding the player, sure. However too good 2-pitch mix for the Rockies to pass up on in the 2nd.
2 53Cleveland ClevelandJackson Rutledge RHP San Jacinto-North
GreatLakesScouting's comments: 6'8" 250lbs monster. Top juco arm in the class, up to 98 with decent feel for CB. Strike zone command is an ongoing hurdle, but rare pop up guy that will go on day 1 because of velo.
2 54LA Dodgers LA DodgersJ.J. Goss RHP Cyprus Ranch High School
2 55Chicago Cubs Chicago CubsSpencer Brickhouse 1B East Carolina
2 56Milwaukee MilwaukeeChris Villaman LHP Ledford High School
2 57Oakland OaklandDavid Hamilton SS Texas
2 58NY Yankees NY YankeesWil Dalton OF Florida
2 59Houston HoustonKendall Williams RHP IMG Academy
2 60Boston BostonCooper Benson LHP San Luis Obispo High School
3 61Baltimore BaltimoreBrett Baty 3rd Lake Travis High School
3 62Kansas City Kansas CityGrae Kessinger SS Mississippi
3 63Chicago WS Chicago WSMason Feole LHP UConn
3 64Miami MiamiAustin Langworthy OF Florida
3 65Detroit DetroitMaurice Hampton OF Memphis University School
3 66San Diego San DiegoCooper Johnson C Mississippi
3 67Cincinnati CincinnatiBrooks Lee SS San Luis Obispo High School
3 68Texas TexasHylan Hall OF TNXL Academy
3 69Atlanta AtlantaMatthew Lugo SS Carlos Beltran Baseball
3 70San Francisco San FranciscoNasim Nunez SS Collins Hill High School
3 71Toronto TorontoMyles Austin SS Westlake High School
3 72NY Mets NY MetsWill Wilson 2B NC State
3 73Minnesota MinnesotaRyne Nelson RHP Oregon
3 74Philadelphia PhiladelphiaKyle Stowers OF Stanford
3 75LA Angels LA AngelsKenyon Yovan RHP Oregon
3 76Arizona ArizonaRicky DeVito RHP Seton Hall
3 77Washington WashingtonBryant Packard OF East Carolina
3 78Pittsburgh PittsburghSpencer Jones 1B La Costa Canyon High School
3 79St. Louis St. LouisIsaiah Cambell RHP Arkansas
3 80Seattle SeattleMatt Cronin LHP Arkansas
3 81Tampa Bay Tampa BayMatt Canterino RHP Rice
3 82Colorado ColoradoBlake Sabol OF USC
3 83Cleveland ClevelandChristian Koss SS UC Irvine
3 84LA Dodgers LA DodgersDavid Hamilton SS Texas
3 85Chicago Cubs Chicago CubsCameron Cannon 3rd Arizona
3 86Milwaukee MilwaukeeBrady McConnell SS Florida
3 87Oakland OaklandDavis Daniel RHP Auburn
3 88NY Yankees NY YankeesAustin Bergner RHP UNC
3 89Houston HoustonTodd Peterson RHP LSU
3 90Boston BostonCam Shepherd SS Georgia