2015 MLB Mock Draft 3.0

Dansby Swanson
Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson. (Photo Credit: Steven Branscombe – USA TODAY Sports)

The day is finally here! It is Christmas in June for baseball fans everywhere as the 2015 First-Year Player Draft officially begins tonight. Here is my final mock draft of the first round as well as Competitive Balance Round A. It only comes once a year and it always goes too fast, so enjoy these next few days everyone!

  1. Arizona Diamondbacks – Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt
  2. Houston Astros – Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS, Florida
  3. Colorado Rockies – Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois
  4. Texas Rangers –Alex Bregman, SS, LSU
  5. Houston Astros – Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS, Florida
  6. Minnesota Twins – Daz Cameron, OF, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Florida
  7. Boston Red Sox – Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt
  8. Chicago White Sox – Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
  9. Chicago Cubs – Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt
  10. Philadelphia Phillies – Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS, Pennsylvania
  11. Cincinnati Reds – Andrew Benintendi, OF, Arkansas
  12. Miami Marlins – Tyler Stephenson, C, Kennesaw Mountain HS, Georgia
  13. Tampa Bay Rays – Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville
  14. Atlanta Braves – Cornelius Randolph, SS, Griffin HS, Georgia
  15. Milwaukee Brewers – Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS, New York
  16. New York Yankees – Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State
  17. Cleveland Indians – Trenton Clark, OF, Richland HS, Texas
  18. San Francisco Giants – James Kaprielian, RHP, UCLA
  19. Pittsburgh Pirates – Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS, California
  20. Oakland Athletics – Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS, Michigan
  21. Kansas City Royals – Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy, Florida
  22. Detroit Tigers – Ian Happ, OF, Cincinnati
  23. St. Louis Cardinals – Nathan Kirby, LHP, Virginia
  24. Los Angeles Dodgers – Michael Matuella, RHP, Duke
  25. Baltimore Orioles – Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS, Indiana
  26. Los Angeles Angels – Cody Ponce, RHP, Cal Poly Pomona

Compensation Picks

  1. Colorado Rockies – Phil Bickford, RHP, CC of Southern Nevada
  2. Atlanta Braves – Dakota Chalmers, RHP, North Forsyth HS, Georgia
  3. Toronto Blue Jays – Riley Ferrell, RHP, TCU
  4. New York Yankees – DJ Stewart, OF, Florida State
  5. San Francisco Giants – Nolan Watson, RHP, Lawrence North HS, Indiana
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates – Jacob Nix, RHP, IMG Academy, Florida
  7. Kansas City Royals – Austin Smith, RHP, Park Vista Community HS, Florida
  8. Detroit Tigers – Chris Betts, C, Wilson HS, California
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers – Donny Everett, RHP, Clarksville HS, Tennessee
  10. Baltimore Orioles – Richie Martin, SS, Florida

Competetive Balance Round A

  1. Houston Astros (from Marlins) – Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Concordia Lutheran HS, Texas
  2. Colorado Rockies – Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford HS, Texas
  3. St. Louis Cardinals – Alex Young, LHP, TCU
  4. Milwaukee Brewers – Kevin Newman, SS, Arizona
  5. Atlanta Braves (from Padres) – Jalen Miller, SS, Riverwood International Charter School, Georgia
  6. Cleveland Indians – Triston McKenzie, RHP, Royal Palm Beach HS, Florida
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