2014 College Draft Profile

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2014 MLB Draft College Big Board: Overall

After months of building, sculpting, perfecting, the 2014 MLB Draft College Big Board is finally complete. The list includes the top 200 collegiate prospects as well as over 80 in-depth draft profiles. Enjoy!   _____________________________________________________________________________________ 1-50 / 51-100 / 101-150 / 151-200 / Overall _____________________________________________________________________________________     # Player Pos. YR College Grade 1 Carlos Rodon LHP JR N.C. State First Round 2…

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2014 Draft Profile: Aaron Brown

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Pepperdine; Class: Junior Position: RF/LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-1; Weight: 222 pounds Previously Drafted: Pittsburgh Pirates, 17th round, 2011;   Cleveland Indians, 30th round, 2013   Background: In the running for top two-way player of the year with Kentucky’s A.J. Reed. Pepperdine’s power-hitting right fielder, and arguably their best…

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2014 Draft Profile: Sam Howard

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Georgia Southern; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: R/L Height: 6-3; Weight: 170 pounds Previously Drafted: Chicago Cubs, 48th round, 2011   Background: Another lesson on why it’s important to look beyond ERAs. Howard, who was plagued by a poor 5.55 ERA last season, posted some incredibly strong peripherals…

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2014 Draft Profile: Chris Diaz

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Miami; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 pounds Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: How’s this for a productive rotation: Diaz, along with fellow southpaws Andrew Suarez and Bryan Radziewski, have combined to throw 285.2 innings while striking out 259, walking 100, and posting a 2.90…

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2014 Draft Profile: Bryan Radziewski

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Miami; Class: Redshirt Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 5-10; Weight: 195 pounds Previously Drafted: St. Louis Cardinals, 29th round, 2013   Background: The career accolades are impressive by themselves: a member of the USA National U16 team, 2011 Freshman All-America Second Team (Baseball America), 2013 Golden Spikes…

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2014 Draft Profile: Adam Choplick

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Oklahoma; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-8; Weight: 261 pounds Previously Drafted: Arizona Diamondbacks, 11th round, 2011   Background: A massive 6-foot-8, 261-pound left-hander who saw very little action first two seasons, Choplick sat out his freshman season thanks to a medical redshirt (Tommy John surgery) and…

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2014 Draft Profile: Ross Kivett

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Kansas State; Class: Junior Position: 2B/CF; B/T: R/R Height: 6-1; Weight: 200 pounds Previously Drafted: Cleveland Indians, 10th round, 2013   Background: A local boy that moves far away and eventually gets pegged by his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians, in the 2013 draft and, subsequently, spurns that…

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2014 Draft Profile: Dillon Peters

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Texas; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 5-11; Weight: 212 pounds Previously Drafted: Cleveland Indians, 20th round, 2011   Background: A highly decorated high school player, Peters, who was a two-time Indiana All-State Pitcher and a three-time Perfect Game All-American, fell all the way till the 20th…

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2014 Draft Profile: Jace Fry

 Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Oregon State; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: /L Height: 6-0; Weight: 197 pounds Previously Drafted: Oakland A’s, 9th round, 2011   Background: Teaming with fellow OSU southpaw Ben Wetzler, the duo has combined to post an incredible 1.12 ERA across 208.6 innings of work this season. Fry, a…

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2014 Draft Profile: Lukas Schiraldi

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Texas; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-4; Weight: 240 pounds Previously Drafted: Washington Nationals, 35th round, 2011   Background: Son of former Red Sox reliever Calvin Schiraldi, whose back-to-back losses that ended the 1986 World Series overshadows a solid big league and amateur career including a…