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Final Mock Draft, Rounds 1-3

Here’s the last installment of my mock draft series. Enjoy!

1. Washington – Steven Strasburg, RHP, San Diego State
2. Seattle – Dustin Ackley, OF, North Carolina
3. San Diego – Donavan Tate, OF, Cartersville HS (GA)
4. Pittsburgh – Aaron Crow, RHP, Ft. Worth Cats
5. Baltimore – Zack Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS (GA)
6. San Francisco – Tyler Matzek, LHP, East Capistrano HS (CA)
7. Atlanta – Alex White, RHP, North Carolina
8. Cincinnati – Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt
9. Detroit – Jacob Turner, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy (MO)
10. Washington – Drew Storen, RHP, Stanford
11. Colorado – Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS (CA)
12. Kansas City – Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State
13. Oakland – Grant Green, SS, USC
14. Texas – Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood HS (TX)
15. Cleveland – Tanner Scheppers, RHP, St. Paul Saints
16. Arizona – Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot HS (FL)
17. Arizona – Kyle Gibson, RHP, Missouri
18. Florida – Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS (FL)
19. St. Louis – Matt Purke, LHP, Klein HS (TX)
20. Toronto – Mike Trout, OF, Millville HS (NJ)
21. Houston – Jiovanni Mier, SS, Bonita HS (CA)
22. Minnesota – Eric Arnett, RHP, Indiana
23. Chicago (AL) – Chad Jenkins, RHP, Kennesaw State
24. Los Angeles (AL) – Everett Williams, OF, McCallum HS (TX)
25. Los Angeles (AL) – Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Santa Monica HS (CA)
26. Milwaukee – Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
27. Seattle – Tim Wheeler, OF, Sacramento State
28. Boston – Max Stassi, C, Yuba City HS (CA)
29. New York (AL) – Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
30. Tampa Bay – Wil Myers, C, Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC)
31. Chicago (NL) – AJ Pollock, OF, Notre Dame
32. Colorado – Tommy Joseph, C, Horizon HS (AZ)

Supplemental First Round

33. Seattle – Steve Baron, C, John A. Ferguson HS (FL)
34. Colorado – Garrett Gould, RHP, Maize HS (KS)
35. Arizona – Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb
36. Los Angeles (NL) – Reymond Fuentes, OF, Callego HS (PR)
37. Toronto – Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Kennesaw State
38. Chicago (AL) – Brett Jackson, OF, California
39. Milwaukee – Billy Bullock, RHP, Florida
40. Los Angeles (AL) – Rich Poythress, 1B, Georgia
41. Arizona – Marc Krauss, OF, Ohio
42. Los Angeles (AL) – Matt Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa HS (CA)
43. Cincinnati – Andrew Oliver, LHP, Oklahoma State
44. Texas – Slade Heathcott, OF, Texas HS (TX)
45. Arizona – Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina
46. Minnesota – Jason Kipnis, OF, Arizona State
47. Milwaukee – Alex Wilson, RHP, Texas A&M
48. Los Angeles (AL) – Madison Younginer, RHP, Mauldin HS (SC)
49. Pittsburgh – Brody Colvin, RHP, St. Thomas More HS (LA)

Second Round

50. Washington – Kent Matthes, OF, Alabama
51. Seattle – James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky
52. San Diego – Brad Boxberger, RHP, USC
53. Pittsburgh – Chris Dominguez, 3B, Louisville
54. Baltimore – Mychal Givens, SS, Plant HS (FL)
55. San Francisco  – Nick Franklin, SS, Lake Brantley HS (FL)
56. Los Angeles (NL) – Keyvius Sampson, RHP, Forest HS (FL)
57. Cincinnati – Angelo Songco, OF, Loyola Marymount
58. Detroit – Joe Kelly, RHP, UC Riverside
59. Colorado – Aaron Miller, LHP, Baylor
60. Arizona – Victor Black, RHP, Dallas Baptist
61. Chicago (AL) – Chris Dwyer, LHP, Clemson
62. Texas – David Renfroe, SS, South Panola HS (MS)
63. Cleveland – Billy Hamilton, SS, Taylorsville HS (MS)
64. Arizona – Matt Bashore, LHP, Indiana
65. Los Angeles (NL) – Brett Wallach, RHP, Orange Coast JC (CA)
66. Florida – Jake Barrett, RHP, Desert Ridge HS (AZ)
67. St. Louis – Ryan Buch, RHP, Monmouth
68. Toronto – A.J. Morris, RHP, Kansas State
69. Houston – Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, Zachary HS (LA)
70. Minnesota – Daniel Fields, SS, U. of Detroit Jesuit HS (MI)
71. Chicago (AL) – Jeff Kobernus, 2B, California
72. New York (NL) – Jeff Malm, 1B, Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
73. Milwaukee – Tommy Mendonca, 3B, Fresno State
74. Milwaukee – Steven Matz, LHP, Ward Melville HS (NY)
75. Philadelphia – Kentrail Davis, OF, Tennessee
76. New York (AL) – Brooks Pounders, RHP, Temecula Valley HS (CA)
77. Boston – LeVon Washington, OF, Buchholz HS (FL)
78. Tampa Bay – Garrett Richards, RHP, Oklahoma
79. Chicago (NL) – Blake Smith, RHP/OF, California
80. Los Angeles (AL) – Brooks Raley, LHP, Texas A&M

Third Round

81. Washington – Ben Tootle, RHP, Jacksonville State
82. Seattle – Jake Eliopoulos, LHP, Sacred Heart Catholic HS (ON)
83. San Diego – Josh Phegley, C, Indiana
84. Pittsburgh – Evan Chambers, OF, Hillsborough JC (FL)
85. Baltimore – Randal Grichuk, OF, Lamar Consolidated HS (TX)
86. San Francisco – Brad Stillings, RHP, Kent State
87. Atlanta – Todd Glaesmann, OF, Midway HS (TX)
88. Cincinnati – Ryan Jackson, SS, Miami
89. Detroit – Matt den Dekker, OF, Florida
90. Colorado – Kyle Seager, 3B, North Carolina
91. Kansas City – Brian Goodwin, OF, Rocky Mount HS (NC)
92. Oakland – Colton Cain, LHP, Waxahachie HS (TX)
93. Texas – Mike Belfiore, LHP, Boston College
94. Cleveland – David Hale, RHP, Princeton
95. Arizona – Justin Marks, LHP, Louisville
96. Los Angeles (NL) – J.R. Murphy, C, Pendleton School (FL)
97. Florida – Dane Williams, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
98. St. Louis – Jeremy Hezelbaker, OF, Ball State
99. Toronto – Mike Ohlman, C, Lakewood Ranch HS (FL)
100. Houston – Bryan Berglund, RHP, Royal HS (CA)
101. Minnesota – James Jones, LHP, Long Island
102. Chicago (AL) – Andrew Susac, C, Jesuit HS (CA)
103. New York (NL) – Luke Bailey, C, Troup County HS (GA)
104. Toronto – Jason Stoffel, RHP, Arizona
105. Milwaukee – Andrew Doyle, RHP, Oklahoma
106. Philadelphia – David Holmberg, LHP, Port Charlotte HS (FL)
107. Boston – Eric Smith, RHP, Rhode Island
108. Tampa Bay – Jabari Blash, OF, Miami-Dade JC (FL)
109. Chicago (NL) – Kendal Volz, RHP, Baylor
110. Los Angeles (AL) – Cameron Garfield, C, Murrieta Valley HS (CA)

Supplemental Third Round

111. Houston – D.J. LeMehieu, 2B, LSU

That’s it for my mock drafts. Draft is in a little over four hours.


June 9, 2009 - Posted by | Mock Draft


  1. Andy – It really seems like alot of final Mock Drafts around the web are onboard with the Purke to STL theme. I couldn’t be happier! Not to say that is what they do but it appears the rumblings that are being heard and gut feelings by many is if Purke is there the Cards are likely to take him. Also I know they were pretty impressed with Grichuk when they brought him in for his workout so I would not be surprised at all if they took him in the 2nd. I also like the talk I have heard from some on Robbie Shields as a 3rd Round pick for the Cards. Underrated SS from FL Southern. I noticed you don’t have him on your Mock….What are you thoughts on this kid? The things I have heard and ready about him would make me believe he is 3rd Round material. Thanks Andy…look forward to the chat your doing during the draft!

    Comment by JC | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • I had a tough time leaving Shields off. I liked him before the season, but like everyone else, I am incredibly disappointed in his spring campaign. Enormously disappointed. As such, other college middle infielders have jumped him, and while there’s a good chance someone calls his name in the third, there’s also a solid chance he falls to day two. It all depends on his asking price, if he has one, and whether a team wants someone affordable in the third before working an overnight deal for their fourth rounder.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. woo!

    heathcott in supp round!

    Comment by knockoutking | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • With Heathcott now apparently demanding $2M, do you think he’ll last until the second round if he falls out of the first, since unsigned supplemental picks aren’t subject to compensation?

      Comment by battlekow | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. Can you explain the reasoning to me of Wheeler over Scheppers for me. If it is about his injury history and medical reports, I understand, but if not that what else would make picking the prep arm over the college arm a wise move?

    Comment by Ben | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • It’s all about the health. Scheppers would be giving Dustin Ackley a run for his money at #2 if he was completely 100% healthy without a past history of injury.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. I really like it for the Cubs. I’m okay with Pollock, I love Smith’s potential (and think he’ll be a better pitcher than OF), and think Volz could be a steal in the 3rd round.

    Comment by Outshined_One | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Something I just realized that is a sign of where the higher end (1st round) strength is located.

    2 of the top 12 picks in your mock are pitchers
    7 of the top 25 are pitchers
    14 of the top 32 picks (1st round) are pitchers.

    I guess this proved that the top end of this draft is heavy in pitching (both college and HS) and the talent of college hitters especially is lacking.

    Comment by JC | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • I think you meant “are hitters” in each statement.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

      • Oh yes I did! Thx

        Comment by JC | June 9, 2009

  6. This is easily my favorite haul for the Orioles of the various scenarios you have posted. Here’s hoping!

    Comment by James F | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. Andy,

    Thanks for all your work this draft year

    Comment by R.A. Wagman | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • You’re welcome.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. Ew, I hope youre wrong with those Nats picks

    Ive come to accept Storen/Jenkins

    But I would hope we would go higher upside/more athletic than Matthes. Especailly having Franklin in for a workout he would be a great pick. Also Von Rosenburg and Givens would work well

    At 81 I would be ok with Tottle, but again, given the premium put on middle of the field defenders we apparently have, I think Ryan Jackson and Grichuck would be great picks, or even Glaessman

    Would love to see Kendall Volz or Eric Smith to make it through til 112

    Great work tho, thanks a lot

    Comment by Cjrugger | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. BTW – KLaw just announced Pirates have a predraft deal done for Tony Sanchez (C for BC). Nothing against Sanchez but it appears they are going cheap again as he clearly is not close to the #4 best player available in this draft IMO.

    Comment by JC | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Saw that and thanks for the heads up. Neal Huntington just staked his job on the combination of being able to sign Sano and Sanchez having a good pro debut.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

      • If they snag Sano along with Sanchez this made a bit more sense. But I still think they need higher ceiling pitchers in their system and even if you had to pay a bit more it would be worth it IMO.

        Comment by JC | June 9, 2009

  10. Very random question. At pick #74 you have Steven Matz going to Milwaukee. Do you really think that he can be picked that high in the draft coming out of high school only throwing an average velocity (88-92) and with only two pitches. I only ask because he attended my high school and I have been following his progress.

    Comment by Clark | June 9, 2009 | Reply

    • That’s a legit question. Matz has actually had major helium lately, and there’s been one spot saying he’s a dark horse first round candidate. He reached 94 this spring, and already throwing a change helps his stock. His curve is also nice. His upside is pretty high, especially considering his cold weather pedigree.

      Comment by andyseiler | June 9, 2009 | Reply

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