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Draft | State Preview | 5/31/2018

State Snapshots: New England

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Tim Cate (Stephen Slade)

 


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


Connecticut


Best College Team:
 UConn
Best Junior College Team: UConn Avery Point
Best High School Team: Fairfield Prep

Top 2019 Prospect: Mason Feole, lhp, Connecticut
Top 2020 Prospect: Christian Fedko, if, Connecticut

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Bobby Valentine, ss, Rippowam HS, Stamford (1968, Dodgers/1st round, 5th pick)
2013 Draft: Thomas Milone, of, Masuk HS, Monroe (Rays/3rd round)
2014 Draft: Sean Newcomb, lhp, Hartford (Angels/1st round, 15th pick)
2015 Draft: Max McDowell, c, Connecticut (Brewers/13th round)
2016 Draft: Anthony Kay, lhp, Connecticut (Mets/1st round, 31st pick)
2017 Draft: Wills Montgomerie, rhp, Connecticut (Dodgers/6th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 14/14
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Tim Cate, lhp, UConn (71)
• Ryan Cusick, rhp, Avon Old Farms HS (188)
• Patrick Winkel, c, Amity Regional Senior (262)
• Zac Susi, c, UConn (310)
• Michael Burrows, rhp, Waterford HS (459)

 
Maine


Best College Team:
 Maine
Best High School Team: Bangor

Top 2019 Prospect:
 Derek Smith, of, Kennebunk HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Trejyn Fletcher, of, Trinity-Pawling HS


Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Billy Swift, rhp, University of Maine (1984, Mariners/1st round, 2nd pick)
2013 Draft: Mike Fransoso, ss, University of Maine (Pirates/27th round)
2014 Draft: No selection
2015 Draft: No selection
2016 Draft: Sam Dexter, ss, University of Southern Maine (White Sox/23rd round)
2017 Draft: No selection


2017 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Jeremy Pena, ss, Maine (128)



Massachusetts


Best College Team:
 Northeastern
Best High School Team: St. John's Prep

Prospect on the Rise: Matt Tabor, rhp, Milton
Wildcard: Donovan Casey, of/rhp, Boston College

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Massachusetts Connection:
 Ryan Cusick, rhp, Avon Old Farms
Top 2019 Prospect: Matt Gill, rhp, Boston College
Top 2020 Prospect: Myles McDermott, rhp, Archbishop Williams HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Joe Coleman, rhp, Natick HS (1965, Senators/1st round, 3rd pick)
2013 Draft: Joe Mantoni, rhp, Merrimack College (Reds/18th round)
2014 Draft: Isan Diaz, ss, Springfield HS (Diamondbacks/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Chris Shaw, 1b, Boston College (Giants/1st round, 31st pick)
2016 Draft: Justin Dunn, rhp, Boston College (Mets/1st round, 19th pick)
2017 Draft: Matt Tabor, rhp, Milton Academy (Diamondbacks/3rd round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 8/7
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Mike Vasil, rhp, Boston College HS (27)
• Steve Hajjar, lhp, Central Catholic HS (158)
• Charlie McConnell, of, Northeastern (225)
• Dominic Keegan, c, Central Catholic HS (404)

 
New Hampshire


Best College Team:
Franklin Pierce
Best High School Team: Bedford

Best Out-of-State Prospect, New Hampshire Connection: Bryce Reagan, 3b, IMG Academy
Top 2020 Prospect:
Calvin Hewett, of, Portsmouth HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Chris Carpenter, rhp, Trinity HS, Manchester (1993, Blue Jays/1st round, 15th pick)
2013 Draft: Mitch Horacek, lhp, Dartmouth College (Orioles/9th round)
2014 Draft: Calvin Graves, of, Franklin Pierce College (Cubs/27th round)
2015 Draft: Ryan McKenna, of, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Orioles/4th round)
2016 Draft: Duncan Robinson, rhp, Dartmouth (Cubs/9th round)
2017 Draft: Beau Sulser, rhp, Dartmouth (Pirates/10th round)


2017 Draft Overview

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

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Grant Lavigne, 1b, Bedford HS (47)



Rhode Island


Best College Team:
 Bryant
Best High School Team: Chariho

Top 2019 Prospect: Tucker Flint, of, Bishop Hendricken HS
Top 2020 Prospect: Tyler Mattison, rhp, Bryant


Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Bill Almon, ss, Brown University (1974, Padres/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Jeff Roy, of, Rhode Island (Pirates/18th round)
2014 Draft: Kevin McAvoy, rhp, Bryant (Red Sox/4th round)
2015 Draft: Kyle Wilcox, rhp, Bryant (Mariners/6th round)
2016 Draft: Matt Albanese, of, Bryant (Twins/7th round)
2017 Draft: James Karinchak, rhp, Bryant (Indians/9th round)


2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 5/5
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None


Vermont


Best College Team:
Southern Vermont
Best High School Team: Brattleboro

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Kirk McCaskill, rhp, University of Vermont (1982, Angels/4th round)

2013 Draft: No selection
2014 Draft: No selection
2015 Draft: Rayne Supple, rhp, Champlain Valley Union HS (Cubs/38th round)
2016 Draft: No selection
2017 Draft: No selection
 

2017 Draft Overview

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



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