2016 MLB Mock Draft 3.0 (Final Mock)

Photo Credit: Charlie Neuman / San Diego Union-Tribune
(Photo Credit: Charlie Neuman/San Diego Union-Tribune)

The wait is finally over. The 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft begins tonight.

In my previous two mock drafts, I had the Phillies taking a left handed pitcher with the number one overall pick. But there have been many rumors the past couple of days about the Phillies’ interest in taking a bat with the top pick instead. Because of this, I have different top selections across my three mock drafts.

There have also been reports of top draft prospect Jason Groome sliding in the first round for reasons that are not publicly known.

While there is still no clear cut number one guy, here is how I envision the first round to play out tonight. The draft will be aired live on MLB Network at 7 p.m. EST.

  1. Philadelphia Phillies – Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (California) HS
  2. Cincinnati Reds – A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida
  3. Atlanta Braves – Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer
  4. Colorado Rockies – Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas (Kansas) HS
  5. Milwaukee Brewers – Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (New Jersey) HS
  6. Oakland A’s – Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee
  7. Miami Marlins – Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Alabama) HS
  8. San Diego Padres – Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford
  9. Detroit Tigers – Corey Ray, OF, Louisville
  10. Chicago White Sox – Zack Collins, C, Miami
  11. Seattle Mariners – Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College
  12. Boston Red Sox – Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade (California) HS
  13. Tampa Bay Rays – Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon (California) HS
  14. Cleveland Indians – Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights (Texas) HS
  15. Minnesota Twins – Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville
  16. Los Angeles Angels – Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt
  17. Houston Astros – Daktoa Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State
  18. New York Yankees – Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia
  19. New York Mets – Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest
  20. Los Angeles Dodgers – Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia
  21. Toronto Blue Jays – Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum (Pennsylvania) HS
  22. Pittsburgh Pirates – Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep (Texas)
  23. St. Louis Cardinals – Joey Wentz, LHP, Shawnee Mission East (Kansas) HS
  24. San Diego Padres – Delvin Perez, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
  25. San Diego Padres – Buddy Reed, OF, Florida
  26. Chicago White Sox – Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State
  27. Baltimore Orioles – Josh Lowe, 3B, Pope (Georgia) HS
  28. Washington Nationals – Kevin Gowdy, RHP, Santa Barbara (California) HS
  29. Washington Nationals – Connor Jones, RHP, Virginia
  30. Texas Rangers – Will Benson, OF, The Westminster (Georgia) School
  31. New York Mets – Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois
  32. Los Angeles Dodgers – Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian (Georgia) HS
  33. St. Louis Cardinals – Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa (New York) HS
  34. St. Louis Cardinals – Alex Speas, RHP, McEachern (Georgia) HS
  35. Cincinnati Reds – Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost (Pennsylvania) HS
  36. Los Angeles Dodgers – Thomas Jones, OF, Laurens (South Carolina) HS
  37. Oakland Athletics – Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt
  38. Colorado Rockies – Jared Horn, RHP, Vintage (California) HS
  39. Arizona Diamondbacks – Jon Duplantier, RHP, Rice
  40. Atlanta Braves – Carter Kieboom, 3B, Walton (Georgia) HS
  41. Pittsburgh Pirates – Drew Mendoza, 3B, Lake Mineolla (Florida) HS
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