2016 MLB Draft Preview Content

Draft : : Story
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Monday, May 09, 2016





Once again Perfect Game plans extensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2016 first-year player draft, complete with player rankings, comprehensive scouting reports and profiles, and regular updates and features on the elite prospects.

We’ll enhance our coverage with mock drafts, draft chats and videos of top prospects. This content began last November, with a variety of top prospect lists as linked below, as well as our weekly Draft Pack series which kicked off in mid-March. In this series for 12 weeks 10 players are broken down in detail every Friday leading up to the draft. In the end, 120 players will be profiled with detailed scouting reports and supplemental videos. Links to those features can be found below.

Our preview coverage ramped up in recent weeks with our update of the
top 100 draft-eligible prospects and draft-related chats. A collaborative staff mock draft and a feature focusing on this year's top tools will hit the site on Wednesday and Friday respectively of this week. This coverage will continue through the draft itself, which is scheduled for June 9-11.

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.

PG draft experts David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert, Jheremy Brown, Andrew Krause and Brian Sakowski, along with PG feature writer Jeff Dahn, will be 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 15 signing deadline.


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2016 MLB Draft Video (FREE):

2016 College Baseball Video Vault
Perfect Game YouTube Page
Steve Fiorindo Prospect Pipeline YouTube Page


2016 MLB Draft order (FREE):

2016 MLB Draft Order
• 2016 MLB Draft Raw Draft Order


2016 MLB Draft Features (FREE):


2016 MLB Draft Top Tools
Zach Remillard - 3 time PGCBL all-star moves up
Mike Shawaryn - Shawaryn's model of consistency
Kyle Tucker - Tucker finds his groove in minors
Ryan Boldt - Boldt ready to fulfill dream
Corey Ray - MLB Draft's Ray of light
Dion Henderson - Henderson back on PG stage
• Kyle Lewis - Draft dreams: Lewis' star rises
Zack Collins - Collins finds fun fit at 'The U'
A.J. Puk – Puk pick? Early 1st-Rnd likely



Additional features can be found in Perfect Game's preview content of the 2016 college and high school baseball seasons. To access those features, please click on the following links:

2016 Perfect Game College Baseball Preview Index
2016 Perfect Game High School Baseball Preview Index


Perfect Game has conducted hundreds of player features in recent years in addition to the dozens of daily and weekly scouting reports provided on players. To search the archives simply type in the player's name in the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the site. When the search results appear, click on 'Articles' to view any stories related to a specific player.


2016 MLB Draft Chats (FREE):

March 18
April 14
May 11
May 25


2016 MLB Mock Drafts (INSIDER):

Version 1
Version 2
Version 3 (FREE)


2016 MLB Draft Packs (INSIDER):

March 18Josh Lowe, Matt Manning, A.J. Puk, Nick Senzel, Mike Shawaryn, Alex Speas, Bryan Reynolds, Blake Rutherford, Taylor Trammell, Robert Tyler.
• March 25: Braxton Garrett, Dakota Hudson, Connor Jones, Reggie Lawson, Kyle Lewis, Drew Mendoza, Mickey Moniak, Corey Ray, Buddy Reed, Forrest Whitley
• April 1: Bryson Brigman, Zack Collins, Carlos Cortes, Jason Groome, Daulton Jefferies, Chris Okey, Delvin Perez, Nicholas Quintana, Cole Ragans, Logan Shore

• April 8: Will Benson, Austin Bergner, Zack Burdi, Luis Curbelo, Zac Gallen, Anfernee Grier, Zach Jackson, Nolan Jones, Riley Pint, Matt Thaiss
• April 15: Nick Banks, Ryan Boldt, Ben Bowden, Kevin Gowdy, Cooper Johnson, Charles King, Eric Lauer, Joe Rizzo, Walker Robbins, Jordan Sheffield
 April 22: Ian Anderson, Bo Bichette, Justin Dunn, Lucas Erceg, David Hamilton, Alec Hansen, Cole Irvin, Alexis Torres, Ryan Zeferjahn, T.J. Zeuch
• April 29: Peter Alonso, Bailey Clark, Zach Hess, Anthony Kay, Carter Kieboom, Matt Krook, Ben Rortvedt, Cody Sedlock, Cole Stobbe, Avery Tuck

May 6: C.J. Chatham, Jon Duplantier, Kyle Funkhouser, Nick Hanson, Thomas Hatch, Thomas Jones, Gavin Lux, Braeden Ogle, Heath Quinn, Joey Wentz
May 13: Shaun Anderson, Bobby Dalbec, Dane Dunning, John Flowers, Jake Fraley, Jared Horn, Brandon Marsh, Kyle Muller, Jake Rogers, Nonie Wlliams
May 20: Corbin Burnes, Will Craig, Dalton Feeney, Nick Lodolo, Nolan Martinez, Sean Murphy, A.J. Puckett, Hudson Sanchez, Nick Solak, Colton Welker
May 27Keegan Akin, Matthias Dietz, Mario Feliciano, Tyler Fitzgerald, Alex Kirilloff, Jesus Luzardo, Easton McGee, Braden Webb, J.B. Woodman, Stephen Wrenn
June 3: Conner Capel, Aaron Civale, Will Ethridge, Andrew Knizner, Adam Laskey, Khalil Lee, Sheldon Neuse, Cal Quantrill, Ryan Rolison, Will Smith



2016 MLB Draft Top Prospect lists/reports:

• Top 500 Prospect lists (INSIDER - starting May 16):
   1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500


• Top 500 Prospect reports (PREMIUM - starting May 23):
   1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500


Top 100 overall (April update)

• Top 250 overall (Dec. update)
Top 150 College Prospects (Nov. update)
Top 500 2016 High School Prospects
• Top 100 College Prospects by class (Jan. update): Seniors | Juniors | Sophomores | Freshmen
• Top 150 Junior College Prospects (Jan. update)
2015 Summer Collegiate Top Prospect Index
Top 100 2017 Prospects (Dec. update)
Top 500 2017 High School Prospects
Top 50 2018 Prospects (Dec. update)
Top 400 2018 High School Prospects


State-by-State Regional Snapshots (FREE):

Monday, May 23 - Friday, June 3

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



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