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Draft | State Preview | 5/28/2019

State Snapshots: Great Plains

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Kameron Misner (Mizzou Athletic Communications)

Perfect Game 2019 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: Western Dubuque

Prospect on the Rise: Levi Usher, of, Kirkwood CC

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Iowa Connection: TJ Sikkema, lhp, Missouri
Top 2020 Prospect: Jack Dreyer, lhp, Iowa
Top 2021 Prospect: Ian Moller, c, Wahlert HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Mike King, lhp, Morningside College (1980, Athletics/1st round, 4th pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Keaton Winn, rhp, Iowa Western CC (Giants/5th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 6/6
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 7/3
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Levi Usher, OF, Kirkwood
• Cole McDonald, RHP, Iowa


Kansas


Best College Team:
 Wichita State
Best Junior College Team: Cowley County
Best High School Team: Bishop Carroll

Prospect on the Rise: Jaxx Groshans, c, Kansas
Wild Card: Ryan Zeferjahn, rhp, Kansas

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Kansas Connection:
 Isaiah Campbell, rhp, Arkansas
Top 2020 Prospect: Robert Moore, ss, Shawnee Mission East HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Kendall Diggs, 3b, St. Thomas Aquinas 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)
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)
2018 Draft: Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State (Phillies/1st round, 3rd pick)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 17/14
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 3/2
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/0

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Ryan Zeferjahn, RHP, Kansas
• Jaxx Groshans, C, Kansas
• Marcus Smith, OF, Pembroke Hill HS
• Will Brennan, OF, Kansas State
• Brannon Jordon, RHP, Cowley
• Cam Wynne, RHP, Johnson County CC

 
Missouri


Best College Team:
 Missouri
Best Junior College Team: Crowder
Best High School Team: Willard

Prospect on the Rise: Kameron Misner, of, Missouri
Wild Card: Kurtis Byrne, c, Christian Brothers College HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Missouri Connection:
 Erik Miller, lhp, Stanford
Top 2020 Prospect: Ian Bedell, rhp, Missouri
Top 2021 Prospect: Christian Little, rhp, Christian Brothers College HS

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Roy Branch, rhp, Beaumont HS, St. Louis (1971, Royals/1st round, 5th pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Jeremy Eierman, ss, Missouri State (Athletics/2nd round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 13/12
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 2/1
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 6/3

Prospects in the Top 610:

• Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri
• TJ Sikkema, LHP, Missouri
• Kurtis Byrne, C, Christian Brothers College HS
• Drew Millas, C, Missouri State
• Carter Rustad, RHP, Staley HS
• Mason Auer, RHP, Kickapoo HS
• Chris Cornelius, IF, Missouri
• Jacob Cantleberry, LHP, Missour

  
Nebraska

Best College Team:
 Creighton
Best Junior College Team: Western Nebraska
Best High School Team: Millard West

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Nebraska Connection:
 Cam Wynne, rhp, Johnson County CC
Top 2020 Prospect: Max Anderson, ss, Millard West HS
Top 2021 Prospect: Colby Gomes, rhp, Nebraska

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Darin Erstad, of, University of Nebraska (1995, Angels/1st round, 1st pick)
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)
2018 Draft: Scott Schreiber, of, Nebraska (Astros/9th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 7/7
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: None

Players in the Top 610:

• Will Robertson, OF, Creighton
• Jake Holton, 1B, Creighton
• Isaac Collins, 2B, Creighton


North Dakota

Best College Team:
 North Dakota State
Best High School Team: Park River/Fordville-Lankin

Best Out-of-State Prospect, North Dakota Connection: Dalton Feeney, rhp, NC State

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Jay Flaa, rhp, North Dakota State (Orioles/6th 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
2018 Draft: No selection

2018 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: Dakota Valley

Best Out-of-State Prospect, North Dakota Connection:
Griffin Lockwood-Powell, c/dh, Central Michigan

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
 Wade Adamson, rhp, South Dakota State (1978, Reds/4th 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)
2018 Draft: Peyton Zabel, Riggs HS (Brewers/19th round)

2018 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
 None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/0



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