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    Kaprielian, James
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    2015 Draft Profile: James Kaprielian

    School: UCLA; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-4; Weight: 200 Previously Drafted: Seattle Mariners, 40th round, 2012   Background: A three-year member of UCLA’s vaunted pitching staff Kaprielian has worked exclusively out of the Bruins’ rotation the past two seasons after a dominant stint in the bullpen as a true freshman. During his…

    Benintendi, Andrew
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    2015 Draft Profile: Andrew Benintendi

    School: Arkansas; Class: Junior Position: CF; B/T: L/L Height: 5-10; Weight: 180 Previously Drafted: Cincinnati Reds, 13th round, 2013   Background: After getting the call as a late round – likely courtesy – selection of his hometown Cincinnati Reds, Benintendi has been one of – if not the – highest risers in college baseball this…

    McCarthy, Joe
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    2015 Draft Profile: Joe McCarthy

    School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: OF; B/T: L/L Height: 6-3; Weight: 215 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: After back-to-back impressive seasons to open up his collegiate career, McCarthy, who batted a robust .336/.469/.453 during his freshman season and followed that up with a .301/.417/.449 mark a year later, has been sidelined – and subsequently disappointing…

    Kingery, Scott
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    2015 Draft Profile: Scott Kingery

    School: Arizona; Class: Junior Position: 2B; B/T: R/R Height: 5-11; Weight: 175 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: One of the better prep players to get bypassed in the draft a couple years ago, Kingery was named a First Team All-American by Louisville Slugger and a Second Team All-American by Baseball America for slugging .485 with…

    Suarez, Andrew
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    2015 Draft Profile: Andrew Suarez

    School: Miami; Class: Redshirt Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-2; Weight: 205 Previously Drafted: Washington Nationals, 2nd Round, 2014   Background: Suarez made the odd, unlikely decision to return to the Hurricanes after bypassing a chance to turn pro – and roughly a million dollar signing bonus – as a second round of the…

    Buehler, Walker
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    2015 Draft Profile: Walker Buehler

    School: Vanderbilt; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-2; Weight: 175 Previously Drafted: Pittsburgh Pirates, 12th round, 2012   Background: Finally healthy after dealing with some early season elbow issues, Buehler picked right up where he left off in his previous two seasons – missing about a bat per inning with solid or better…

    Eshelman, Thomas
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    2015 Draft Profile: Thomas Eshelman

    School: Cal State Fullerton; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-3; Weight: 210 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: One of the most – if not the most – interesting collegiate prospects not only in this year’s class, but in recent memory. He’s a freak of sorts, a modern day Greg Maddux. He’s a free-pass…

    Matuella, Michael
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    2015 Draft Profile: Michael Matuella

    School: Duke; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-6; Weight: 220 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: Largely viewed as the potential #1 overall pick heading into the 2015 season, Matuella, a 6-foot-6 right-hander out of Great Falls, Virginia, last just six starts and 25.0 innings before a problematic elbow forced him to undergo the…

    Stewart, DJ
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    2015 Draft Profile: D.J. Stewart

    School: Florida State; Class: Junior Position: LF; B/T: L/R Height: 6-0; Weight: 230 Previously Drafted: New York Yankees, 28th round, 2012   Background: Stewart, a son of former minor league outfielder Reggie Stewart, 13th round pick of the Padres in 1991, has compiled an impressive resume during his three-year run at Florida: 2013 Freshman All-American…

    Newman, Kevin
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    2015 Draft Profile: Kevin Newman

    School: Arizona; Class: Junior Position: SS; B/T: R/R Height: 6-1; Weight: 180 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: The recognitions that Newman, a former undrafted prep player out of Poway, California, reads like novella born out of a potential top pick:   2013 Pac-12 All-Conference 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the…

    Kirby, Nathan
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    2015 Draft Profile: Nathan Kirby

    School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-2; Weight: 185 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: The recipient of the 2012 Virginia Player of the Year Award presented by Gatorade and ESPNHS, Kirby capped off a wildly successful prep career at James River by posting a 90-to-25 strikeout-to-walk ratio in just 56.2 innings of…

    Bregman, Alex
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    2015 Draft Profile: Alex Bregman

    School: LSU; Class: Junior Position: SS; B/T: R/R Height: 6-0; Weight: 186 Previously Drafted: Boston Red Sox, 29th round, 2012   Background: After (wisely) bypassing an opportunity to sign a professional contract as a 29th round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2012, Bregman burst onto the collegiate scene as a true freshman –…

    Bickford, Phil
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    2015 Draft Profile: Phil Bickford

    School: Southern Nevada; Class: Sophomore Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-4; Weight: 205 Previously Drafted: Toronto Blue Jays, 1st round, 2013   Background: Bickford’s unusual – and slightly mindboggling – baseball journey has taken him from the being selected as the tenth overall pick to turning in a dominant debut collegiate at Cal State Fullerton,…