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Draft | State Preview | 5/28/2018

State Snapshots: Great Plains

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Alec Bohm (Wichita State Athletics)

 


Perfect Game 2018 MLB Draft Preview Index

South Atlantic
– FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast – AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central – AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific – AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Great Plains – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Great Lakes – IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Mid-Atlantic – DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
New England – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Canada and Puerto Rico


Iowa

Best College Team:
Iowa
Best Junior College Team: Iowa Western
Best High School Team: Johnston

Prospect on the Rise: Robert Neustrom, of, Iowa
Wild Card: Levi Usher, of, Prairie HS

Top 2019 Prospect: Kyle Crowl, 3b, Iowa
Top 2020 Prospect: Carter Baumier, rhp/3b, Dowling Catholic HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Mike King, lhp, Morningside College (1980, Athletics/1st round, 4th pick)
2013 Draft: Dakota Freese, rhp, Des Moines Area CC (Athletics/12th round)
2014 Draft: Mitch Keller, rhp, Xavier HS (Pirates/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Blake Hickman, rhp, Iowa (White Sox/7th round)
2016 Draft: Spencer Van Scoyoc, lhp, Jefferson HS (Blue Jays/19th round)
2017 Draft: Daniel Tillo, lhp, Iowa Western CC (Royals/3rd round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 4/4
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 4/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Robert Neustrom, of, Iowa (173)
• Levi Usher, of, Prairie HS (243)
• Brandon Williamson, lhp, North Iowa Area JC (264)
• Korry Howell, ss, Kirkwood CC (346)
• Brady Schanuel, rhp, Iowa (435)
• Nick Allgeyer, lhp, Iowa (462)


Kansas


Best College Team:
 Kansas
Best Junior College Team: Cowley County
Best High School Team: Blue Valley

Prospect on the Rise: Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State
Wild Card: Greyson Jenista, of/1b, Wichita State

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Kansas Connection:
 Bryce Montes De Oca, rhp, Missouri
Top 2019 Prospect: Ryan Zeferjahn, rhp, Kansas
Top 2020 Prospect: Robert Moore, ss, Shawnee Mission East HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Joe Carter, of, Wichita State (1981, Cubs/1st round, 2nd pick); Darren Dreifort, rhp, Wichita State (1993, Dodgers/1st round, 2nd pick)
2013 Draft: Jared King, of, Kansas State (Mets, 5th round)
2014 Draft: Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State (Rays/1st round, 20th pick)
2015 Draft: Nate Griep, rhp, Kansas State (Brewers/8th round)
2016 Draft: Riley Pint, rhp, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Rockies/1st round, 4th pick)
2017 Draft: Jordan Floyd, lhp, Kansas State (Royals/10th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 9/9
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State (4)
• Greyson Jenista, 1b/of, Wichita State (41)
• Jackson Goddard, rhp, Kansas (186)
• Codi Heuer, rhp, Wichita State (275)
• Zack Leban, rhp, Kansas (498)

 
Missouri


Best College Team:
Missouri State
Best Junior College Team: Crowder
Best High School Team: St. John Vianney

Prospect on the Rise: Jeremy Eierman, ss, Missouri State
Wild Card: Bryce Montes de Oca, rhp, Missouri

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Missouri Connection:
 Matt Vierling, of/rhp, Notre Dame
Top 2019 Prospect: Kameron Misner, of, Missouri
Top 2020 Prospect: Ian Bedell, rhp, Missouri

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Roy Branch, rhp, Beaumont HS, St. Louis (1971, Royals/1st round, 5th pick)
2013 Draft: Rob Zastryzny, lhp, Missouri (Cubs/2nd round)
2014 Draft: Monte Harrison, of, Lee's Summit West HS (Brewers/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Jon Harris, rhp, Missouri State (Blue Jays/1st round, 29th pick)
2016 Draft: Joey Lucchesi, lhp, Southeast Missouri State (Padres/4th round)
2017 Draft: Jake Burger, 3b, Missouri State (White Sox/1st round, 11th pick)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
17/13
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 3/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 3/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Jeremy Eierman, ss, Missouri State (29)
• Dylan Coleman, rhp, Missouri State (94)
• Aaron Ashby, lhp, Crowder JC (154)
• Bryce Montes de Oca, rhp, Missouri (234)
• Jason Rackers, rhp, Jefferson College (429)
• Lucas Krull, lhp, Jefferson College (471)

 
Nebraska

Best College Team:
 Creighton
Best Junior College Team: Southeast
Best High School Team: Millard South

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Nebraska Connection:
 Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State
Top 2018 Prospect: Scott Schreiber, of/1b, Nebraska
Top 2019 Prospect: Sam Wibbels, rhp, Hastings HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Tyler Palmer, rhp, Scotus Central HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Darin Erstad, of, University of Nebraska (1995, Angels/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Sam Tewes, rhp, Waverly HS, Lincoln (Blue Jays/22nd round)
2014 Draft: Jakson Reetz, c, Norris HS, Firth (Nationals/3rd round)
2015 Draft: Tanner Lubach, c, Nebraska (Angels/9th round)
2016 Draft: Ryan Boldt, of, Nebraska (Rays/2nd round)
2017 Draft: Scott Schreiber, 1b, Nebraska (Rays/26th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 6/4
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None


North Dakota

Best College Team:
 North Dakota State
Best High School Team: Century

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Jay Flaa, rhp, North Dakota State (Orioles/6th round)
2013 Draft: John Straka, rhp, North Dakota State (Rangers/32nd round)
2014 Draft: No selection
2015 Draft: Jay Flaa, rhp, North Dakota State (Orioles/6th round)
2016 Draft: Zack Muckerhirn, lhp, North Dakots (Orioles/11th round)
2017 Draft: No selection


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 None
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None


South Dakota


Best College Team:
 South Dakota State
Best High School Team: Roosevelt

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Wade Adamson, rhp, South Dakota State (1978, Reds/4th round)
2013 Draft: Layne Somsen, rhp, South Dakota State (Reds/22nd round)
2014 Draft: No selection
2015 Draft: Zach Coppola, of, South Dakota State (Phillies/13th round)
2016 Draft: Michael Letkewicz, rhp, Augustana College (Indians/23rd round)
2017 Draft: Dalton Lehnen, lhp, Augustana College (Yankees/6th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 2/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None



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