2014 MLB Draft College Big Board — April

Check out the final Big Board HERE

After posting a rough initial College Draft Big Board a few weeks ago, here’s a more accurate depiction of the game’s top prospects — though, it far from a finished picture. And, obviously, as sample sized become more and more reliable some additional movement is to be expected.

The draft is still a little over two months away, so keep in mind a lot of things can change. Starting in about another month or so, I’ll start profiling each collegiate prospect as well as projecting their respective ceilings and draft grades.

 Note: check out my book The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual

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Rank Player Pos. YR College HT WT
1 Carlos Rodon LHP JR North Carolina State 6-2 234
2 Tyler Beede RHP JR Vanderbilt 6-4 200
3 Aaron Nola RHP JR LSU 6-2 170
4 Jeff Hoffman RHP JR East Carolina 6-4 182
5 Brandon Finnegan LHP JR TCU 5-11 180
6 Mike Papi 1B/LF JR Virginia 6-3 230
7 Michael Conforto LF JR Oregon State 6-2 217
8 Luke Weaver RHP JR Florida State 6-1 154
9 Sean Newcomb LHP JR Hartford 6-5 220
10 Casey Gillaspie 1B JR Wichita State 6-4 238
11 Kyle Schwarber C/1B JR Indiana 6-0 240
12 Nick Burdi RHP JR Louisville 6-5 215
13 Brad Zimmer RF JR San Francisco 6-5 195
14 Trea Turner SS JR N.C. State 6-1 171
15 Michael Cederoth RHP JR San Diego State 6-6 195
16 Dan Mengden RHP JR Texas A&M 6-1 210
17 Derek Fisher LF JR Virginia 6-3 210
18 Matt Imhof LHP JR Cal Poly 6-5 230
19 Brandon Downes LF JR Virginia 6-3 200
20 Erick Fedde RHP JR Nevada-Las Vegas 6-3 165
21 Daniel Gossett RHP JR Clemson 6-2 165
22 Kyle Freeland LHP JR Evansville 6-3 170
23 Branden Cogswell 2B/SS JR Virginia 6-2 180
24 Garrett Boulware C JR Clemson 6-2 200
25 Mark Zagunis C JR Virginia Tech 6-0 212
26 Jacob Lindgren LHP JR Mississippi State 5-11 180
27 Zech Lemond RHP JR Rice 6-1 170
28 Jonathan Holder RHP JR Mississippi State 6-2 247
29 Sam Travis 3B JR Indiana 6-0 205
30 Nick Howard RHP JR Virginia 6-3 215
31 Grayson Greiner C JR South Carolina 6-5 215
32 Brett Austin C JR North Carolina State 6-1 190
33 Mason McCullough RHP JR Lander University 6-4 235
34 Dylan Davis RF JR Oregon State 6-0 210
35 Bo Thompson 1B JR The Citadel 5-10 255
36 Alex Blandino 3B JR Stanford 6-0 180
37 Adam Choplick LHP JR Oklahoma 6-8 261
38 Brett Graves RHP JR Missouri 6-1 170
39 Hawtin Buchanan RHP JR Ole Miss 6-9 230
40 Matt Chapman 3B JR Cal State Fullerton 6-1 195
41 Ryan Harris RHP JR Florida 6-2 195
42 Josh Laxer RHP JR Ole Miss 6-0 195
43 Trey Teakell RHP JR Texas Christian 6-5 170
44 Parker French RHP JR Texas 6-2 195
45 Jake Reed RHP JR Oregon 6-2 180
46 A.J. Vanegas RHP SR Stanford 6-3 205
47 Aaron Brown LHP JR Pepperdine 6-2 200
48 Nigel Nootbaar RHP JR USC 6-1 175
49 Adam McCreery LHP JR Azuza Pacific 6-8 219
50 Jordan Brink RHP JR Fresno State 6-1 185
51 Wyatt Strahan RHP JR USC 6-3 225
52 Eric Skoglund LHP JR UCF 6-7 200
53 J.D. Davis 1B JR Cal State Fullerton 6-3 215
54 Brian Anderson CF JR Arkansas 6-3 185
55 A.J. Reed 1B/LHP JR Kentucky 6-4 240
56 Austin Cousino CF JR Kentucky 5-10 178
57 Benton Moss RHP JR North Carolina 6-2 178
58 Chris Ellis RHP JR Ole Miss 6-4 195
59 Chad Sobotka RHP JR South Carolina-Upstate 6-6 195
60 Andrew Suarez LHP JR Miami 6-2 205
61 Max Povse RHP JR UNC Greensboro 6-8 185
62 Joey Pankake 3B JR South Carolina 6-2 190
63 Connor Joe SS JR San Diego 6-0 205
64 Jordan Stephens RHP JR Rice 6-1 185
65 Dillon Peters LHP JR Texas 5-9 195
66 Max Pentecost C JR Kennesaw State 6-2 191
67 Brent Jones RHP JR Cornell 6-3 215
68 Taylor Sparks 3B JR UC-Irvine 6-4 225
69 Hunter Cole LF JR Georgia 6-1 179
70 Chris Oliver RHP JR Arkansas 6-4 180
71 Jace Fry LHP JR Oregon State 6-0 197
72 Sam Howard LHP JR Georgia Southern 6-3 170
73 Austin Robichaux RHP JR Louisiana-Lafayette 6-5 170
74 Aaron Brown OF JR Pepperdine 6-2 200
75 Greg Allen OF JR San Diego State 6-0 175
76 Sam Coonrod RHP JR Southern Illinois 6-2 180
77 Travis Radke LHP JR Portland 6-4 200
78 Trevor Megill RHP JR Loyola-Marymount 6-8 235
79 Ben Wetzler LHP SR Oregon State 6-1 195
80 Andrew Chin LHP JR Boston College 6-1 180
81 Jordan Ramsey RHP JR UNC Wilmington 6-4 198
82 Taylor Gushue C JR Florida 6-2 205
83 Boo Vasquez LF JR Pittsburgh 6-4 200
84 Ross Kivett 2B/OF SR Kansas State 6-1 195
85 Casey Turgeon SS JR Florida 5-10 155
86 Pat Connaughton RHP JR Notre Dame 6-5 200
87 A.J. Reed LHP JR Kentucky 6-4 230
88 Tanner English LF JR South Carolina 5-7 160
89 Daniel Savas RHP RS JR Illinois State 6-5 220
90 Brandon Leibrandt LHP JR Florida State 6-1 180
91 Brandon Woodruff RHP JR Mississippi State 6-2 221
92 Dusty Isaacs RHP SR Georgia Tech 6-0 182
93 Lukas Schiraldi RHP JR Texas 6-4 205
94 Aramis Garcia C JR Florida International 6-2 200
95 Riley Moore C JR Arizona 6-2 175
96 Austin Davis LHP RS So Cal State Bakersfield 6-5 240
97 Alex Real C/1B JR New Mexico 6-0 215
98 Richard Prigatano 1B JR Long Beach State 6-3 195
99 Colin Welmon RHP JR Loyola-Marymount 6-3 195
100 Austin Slater 3B JR Stanford 6-2 205
101 Jack Fischer RHP SR Wake Forest 6-2 175
102 Michael Katz IF JR William & Mary 6-3 220
103 Dustin DeMuth 3B SR Indiana 6-3 215
104 AJ Murray C JR Georgia Tech 6-2 215
105 Sikes Orvis 1B JR Ole Miss 6-2 225
106 Christian Ibarra IF SR LSU 5-7 190
107 Grant Watson LHP JR UCLA 6-0 181
108 Adam Ravenelle RHP JR Vanderbilt 6-3 185
109 T.J. Pecoraro RHP SR Vanderbilt 5-11 154
110 Alex Detz IF SR Mississippi State 5-10 185
111 Jose Lopez RHP JR Seton Hall 6-1 180
112 Wayne Taylor C JR Stanford 6-1 205
113 Austin Byler 1B/3B JR Nevada 6-3 225
114 Jordan Tarsovich IF/OF JR VMI 5-10 180
115 Chris Harvey C JR Vanderbilt 6-5 215
116 Austin Davidson 3B JR Pepperdine 6-0 175
117 Scott Heineman 3B JR Oregon 6-1 190
118 Rhys Hoskins 1B/OF JR Sacramento State 6-4 225
119 Mason Robbins LF JR Southern Miss 6-0 200
120 Chris Ohmstede 3B JR Furman 5-8 176
121 Alex Calbick 1B/3B SR Maine 6-0 190
122 Josh Tobias SS JR Florida 5-9 205
123 K.J. Hockaday SS JR Harford (Md.) CC 6-3 215
124 Michael Suchy OF JR Florida Gulf Coast 6-3 225
125 Dante Flores 2B/OF JR USC 5-10 185
126 Kevin Kramer 3B/SS JR UCLA 6-0 194
127 Chris Mariscal SS JR Fresno State 5-11 180

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.