2014 MLB Draft Preview Content

Draft : : Story
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2014


Once again Perfect Game plans extensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2014 first-year player draft, complete with player rankings, comprehensive scouting reports and profiles, and regular updates and features on the elite prospects.

We’ll also provide daily blogs of draft comings and goings, and enhance our coverage with mock drafts, draft chats and videos of top prospects. This content began in January, with a variety of top prospect lists as linked below, as well as the beginning of our annual Draft Focus series. In this series, one player is broken down in detail, every weekday, leading up to the draft. In the end, 100 players will be profiled. Links to those features can be found in the portal to the right.

Our preview coverage ramped up in recent weeks with our update of the
top 100 draft-eligible prospects, a collaborative staff mock draft and a draft-related chat.  This coverage will continue through the draft itself, which is scheduled from June 5-7.

All of the links to these features, and so much more, can be found below as well as by visiting Perfect Game's main Draft page.

Long-time PG draft experts Allan Simpson and David Rawnsley will be joined by Frankie Piliere, Todd Gold, Jheremy Brown, Jeff Dahn, Matt Rodriguez and Patrick Ebert in providing this unrivaled draft content.

All of these features will be available at varying levels of our subscription service, PG Crosschecker. To subscribe to PG Crosschecker’s more exclusive draft content, please click here.

On draft day itself Perfect Game will be providing it's PG Draft LIVE! draft pick feature in which users can view picks by round and by team while also giving users the opportunity to search by a player's name.  Perfect Game will continue its coverage through the draft itself while profiling the players as they sign leading up to the July 18 signing deadline.

Be sure to check back frequently to the 2014 Player Updates and Observations Blog for the latest scouting reports, videos and updates and be sure to follow Perfect GameDavid Rawnsley, Frankie PilierePatrick EbertTodd GoldJheremy Brown, Jeff Dahn and Matt Rodriguez on Twitter.

We also encourage you to check out the MLB Draft coverage provided by Nick Faleris and our partners at Baseball Prospectus.

Draft Day: PG Draft LIVE! pick tracker and chat
Draft Day: PG All-American Aiken goes No. 1
Post-Draft: Aiken goes against history
Post-Draft: 2014 MLB Draft Impressions


2014 MLB Draft order (FREE):

2014 MLB Draft Order
• 2014 MLB Draft Raw Draft Order (includes compensation changes)


2014 MLB Draft Features (FREE):


2014 MLB Draft Top Tools
2014 MLB Draft: Who Goes No. 1?
Jeff Hoffman: 'Late bloomer' shoots to the top (Jeff Dahn)
Jacob Bukauskas: Sky-high velos, sky-high interest (Jeff Dahn)
Brady Aiken: So Cal lefty projects at No. 1 (Jeff Dahn)
Sean Newcomb: High hopes at Hartford (Jeff Dahn)
Michael Chavis: Sprayberry star has promising future (Matt Rodriguez)
Max Pentecost: Pentecost the ideal catcher in draft (Matt Rodriguez)
Aaron Nola: 'Mr. Command' at home on bayou (Jeff Dahn)
Sean Reid-Foley: No rocket ship, just steady results (Jeff Dahn)
Jonah Patten: 'A blessing in disguise' (Jeff Dahn)
Justin Steele & Cody Reed: Southern southpaws share goals (Jeff Dahn)
Kodi Medeiros: Medeiros' final first round pitch (Todd Gold)
Garrett Fulenchek: Out to prove himself (Matt Rodriguez)


The Baseball Draft: 1965-2014, A Fifty-Year Retrospective (FREE):

Part 1: Defining moments 1-25
Part 2: Defining moments 26-50



2014 MLB Draft Chats (FREE):


Oct. 30 (post WWBA World Championship/Jupiter)
Jan. 10
April 17
May 7
May 28


2014 MLB Mock Drafts (INSIDER):

Version 1
Version 2
Version 3


2014 MLB Draft Top Prospect lists/reports:

• Top 500 Prospect lists (INSIDER - starting May 12):
   1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500


• Top 500 Prospect reports (PREMIUM - starting May 19):
   1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500


Top 100 College Seniors
Top 100 Junior College Prospects
Top 100 overall (April update)

• Top 300 overall (Sept. update)
Top 50 College Prospects (April update)
• Top 100 College Prospects by class (Jan. update): Seniors | Juniors | Sophomores | Freshmen
• Top 200 Junior College Prospects (Jan. update)


State-by-State Regional Snapshots (FREE):


• New EnglandCT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Mid-AtlanticDC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
South AtlanticFL, GA, NC, SC
SoutheastAL, KY, MS, TN
South CentralAR, LA, OK, TX
Great LakesIL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Great PlainsIA, KS, MO, ND, NE, SD
MountainAZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
PacificAK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Canada and Puerto Rico


 2014, 2015, 2016 State-by-State Lists (PREMIUM):

Alabama 2014, Virginia 2015 and Oregon 2016 are available for FREE

• Alabama: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Alaska: 2014
• Arizona: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Arkansas: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• California: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Canada: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Colorado: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Connecticut: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Delaware: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• District of Columbia: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Florida: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Georgia: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Hawaii: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Idaho: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Illinois: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Indiana: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Iowa: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Kansas: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Kentucky: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Louisiana: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Maine: 2014 | 2015
• Maryland: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Massachusetts: 2014 | 2015 | 2016

• Michigan: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Minnesota: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Mississippi: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
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• Montana: 2014
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• New Hampshire: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• New Jersey: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• New Mexico: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• New York: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• North Carolina: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• North Dakota: 2014 | 2016
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• Oklahoma: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
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• Pennsylvania: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Puerto Rico: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Rhode Island: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• South Carolina: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• South Dakota: 2014
• Tennessee: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Texas: 2014 | 2015 | 2016

• Utah: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Virginia: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Washington: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• West Virginia: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
• Wisconsin: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
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