Draft : : Rankings
Monday, October 08, 2012

Simpson's Top 2014 Draft Prospects

Allan Simpson        
Photo: Corey Lowenstein
See also: 2014 State-by-State Prospect Rankings

High School players highlighted in blue

RK Player POS. YR B-T HT WT School Hometown ST Last Drafted Commitment
1 Carlos Rodon LHP SO L-L 6-3 235 North Carolina State Holly Springs NC Brewers '11 (16)
2 Alex Jackson C/OF JR R-R 6-2 215 Rancho Bernardo Escondido CA    
3 Drew Ward SS/3B JR L-R 6-4 210 Leedey Leedey OK    
4 Trevor Megill RHP/1B SO L-R 6-8 235 Loyola Marymount Huuntington Beach CA Never drafted
5 Nicholas Gordon SS/RHP JR L-R 6-1 165 Olympia Windermere FL    
6 Michael Cedaroth RHP SO R-R 6-6 210 San Diego State Spring Valley CA Diamondbacks '11 (41)  
7 Derek Fisher OF SO L-R 6-3 210 Virginia Rexmont PA Rangers '11 (6)  
8 Nick Burdi RHP SO R-R 6-3 220 Louisville Downers Grove IL Twins '11 (24)  
9 Jacob Gatewood SS JR R-R 6-5 180 Clovis Clovis CA   Southern California
10 Aaron Nola RHP SO R-R 6-2 170 Louisiana State Baton Rouge LA Blue Jays '11 (22)
11 Jeff Hoffman RHP SO R-R 6-4 185 East Carolina Latham NY Never drafted
12 Tyler Beede RHP SO R-R 6-4 215 Vanderbilt Auburn MA Blue Jays '11 (1)
13 Michael Kopech RHP JR R-R 6-4 195 Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant TX    
14 Jack Flaherty SS JR R-R 6-3 185 Harvard-Westlake Burbank CA    
15 Kevin Cron 1B SO R-R 6-5 260 Texas Christian Phoenix AZ Mariners '11 (3)
16 Dominic Jose OF SO B-R 6-3 190 Stanford Lake Worth FL Angels '11 (15)  
17 Matt Chapman SS SO R-R 6-1 195 Cal State Fullerton Trabuco Canyon CA Never drafted
18 Gareth Morgan OF JR R-R 6-3 195 North Toronto Collegiate Toronto ON    
19 John Curtiss RHP SO R-R 6-4 200 Texas Southlake TX Rockies '11 (30)
20 Ryan Harris RHP/OF SO R-R 6-2 200 Florida West Palm Beach FL Yankees '11 (37)  
21 Daniel Mengden C/RHP SO R-R 6-2 190 Texas A&M Houston TX Never drafted  
22 Bryson Brigman 2B JR R-R 5-11 170 Valley Christian Valley Christian CA    
23 Greg Deichmann SS JR L-R 6-1 180 Brother Martin Metairie LA   Louisiana State
24 Trea Turner 3B SO R-R 6-1 170 North Carolina State Lake Worth FL Pirates '11 (20)
25 Aramis Garcia C SO R-R 6-2 200 Florida International Pembroke Pines FL Cardinals '11 (20)  
26 A.J. Reed LHP/1B SO L-L 6-2 240 Kentucky Terre Haute IN Mets '11 (25)
27 Stone Garrett OF JR R-R 6-2 185 George Ranch Sugar Land TX    
28 J.D. Davis 3B/RHP SO R-R 6-3 210 Cal State Fullerton Elk Grove CA Rays '11 (5)  
29 Parker French RHP SO L-R 6-2 210 Texas Dropping Springs TX Never drafted
30 Adam McCreery LHP SO L-L 6-8 200 Arizona State La Verne CA Twins '11 (14)
31 David Peterson LHP JR L-L 6-6 210 Regis Jesuit Denver CO    
32 Riley Moore C SO B-R 6-3 190 Arizona Santa Barbara CA Phillies '11 (21)
33 Braxton Davidson 1B/OF JR L-L 6-3 205 T.C. Roberson Arden NC   North Carolina
34 Brandon Woodruff RHP SO L-R 6-2 220 Mississippi State Wheeler MS Rangers '11 (5)
35 Jace Fry LHP SO L-L 6-1 195 Oregon State Beaverton OR Athletics '11 (9)
36 Bennett Sousa LHP JR L-L 6-3 180 Benjamin School North Palm Beach FL   Virginia
37 Michael Conforto OF SO L-R 6-1 210 Oregon State Redmond WA Never drafted
38 Ryan Castellani RHP JR R-R 6-4 190 Brophy Prep Phoenix AZ   UCLA
39 Rocky McCord RHP SO R-R 6-2 165 Auburn Spanish Fort AL Twins '11 (39)
40 Justin Bellinger 1B JR L-L 6-6 220 St. Sebastian's Weston MA   Vanderbilt
41 Mason Robbins OF/LHP SO L-L 6-2 195 Southern Mississippi Leakesville MS Mets '11 (20)
42 Cameron Varga RHP/SS JR R-R 6-3 195 IMG Academy/Pendleton Bradenton FL   Florida
43 Brandon Bonilla LHP SO R-L 6-3 200 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Greenwich CT Rockies '11 (37)
44 Yale Rosen OF SO L-L 6-2 205 Washington State Oak Harbor WA Never drafted  
45 Carson Sands LHP JR L-L 6-3 185 North Florida Christian Tallahassee FL   Florida State
46 Gandy Stubblefield RHP SO R-R 6-4 205 Texas A&M Lufkin TX Astros '11 (14)  
47 Taylor Sparks 3B SO R-R 6-4 220 UC Irvine Bellflower CA Indians '11 (24)  
48 Justus Sheffield LHP JR L-L 6-1 180 Tullahoma Tullahoma TN    
49 Bradley Zimmer OF SO L-R 6-4 185 San Francisco San Diego CA Cubs '11 (23)  
50 Grant Hockin RHP JR R-R 6-4 195 Damien Upland CA   UCLA
51 Alex Blandino SS SO L-R 6-0 180 Stanford Mountain View CA Athletics '11 (38)
52 Christian Martinek LHP JR L-L 6-5 220 Jesuit Portland OR  
53 Adam Ravenelle RHP SO R-R 6-2 190 Vanderbilt Sudbury MA Yankees '11 (44)  
54 Austin Cousino OF SO L-L 6-0 175 Kentucky Dublin OH Never drafted
55 Touki Toussaint RHP JR R-R 6-1 185 Coral Springs Charter Coral Springs FL   Miami
56 Liam Sabino SS JR R-R 6-1 175 Blair Academy (N.J.) East Stroudsburg PA    
57 Brandon Leibrandt LHP SO L-L 6-5 185 Florida State Atlanta GA Rays '11 (48)  
58 Hawtin Buchanan RHP SO L-R 6-8 250 Mississippi Biloxi MS Nationals '11 (19)  
59 Chris Harvey C SO R-R 6-5 215 Vanderbilt Norristown PA Never drafted
60 Montrell Marshall SS JR R-R 6-4 190 South Gwinnett Snellville GA    
61 Casey Gillaspie 1B/OF SO B-L 6-4 230 Wichita State Omaha NE Never drafted  
62 Justin Smith OF JR R-R 6-1 190 Bartram Trail St. John's FL   Miami
63 Brett Austin C SO B-R 6-1 190 North Carolina State Matthews NC Padres '11 (1-S)  
64 Jeremiah Muhammad RHP JR R-R 6-4 205 Frankllin Freehold NJ    
65 Kevin McAvoy RHP SO R-R 6-3 210 Bryant Syracuse NY Never drafted
66 Richard Prigatano OF SO R-R 6-4 215 Long Beach State Mountain View CA Blue Jays '11 (16)  
67 Justin Twine SS JR B-R 5-10 190 Hemphill Hemphill TX    
68 Pat Connaughton RHP SO R-R 6-5 215 Notre Dame Danvers MA Padres '11 (38)  
69 Zack Shannon RHP JR R-R 6-2 210 Moeller Cincinnati OH Ohio State
70 Chris Ellis RHP SO L-R 6-5 205 Mississippi Birmingham AL Dodgers '11 (50)  
71 Brady Aiken LHP JR L-L 6-3 210 Cathedral Catholic Jamul CA   UCLA
72 Austin Robichaux RHP SO R-R 6-5 180 Louiisiana-Lafayette Crowley LA Reds '11 (50)  
73 Tyler Spoon OF FR R-R 5-11 185 Arkansas Van Buren AR Never drafted  
74 Austin Byler 3B SO L-R 6-3 210 Nevada Peoria AZ Never drafted  
75 Jake Jarvis RHP JR R-R 6-0 180 Klein Collins Spring TX   Texas
76 Chandler Shepherd RHP SO R-R 6-3 185 Kentucky Louisa KY White Sox '11 (41)  
77 Alex Lange RHP JR R-R 6-4 200 Lee's Summit West Lee's Summit MO Louisiana State
78 Scott Squier LHP SO L-L 6-6 190 Hawaii Phoenix AZ Tigers '11 (21)  
79 Ryder Ryan C JR R-R 6-2 200 North Mecklenburg Waxhaw NC    
80 Cole Pitts RHP SO R-R 6-5 225 Georgia Tech Moultrie GA Indians '11 (32)  
81 Kyle Schwarber C/OF SO L-R 6-0 230 Indiana Middletown OH Never drafted
82 Braden Webb RHP JR R-R 6-4 185 Owasso Owasso OK   South Carolina
83 Sam Coonrod RHP/OF SO R-R 6-2 180 Southern Illinois Carrolton IL Never drafted  
84 Jake Reed RHP SO R-R 6-2 190 Oregon La Mesa CA White Sox '11 (40)
85 Jeff Harding RHP/3B JR R-R 5-11 165 Cambridge-South Dorcester Cambridge MD   South Carolina
86 Zech Lemond RHP SO R-R 6-3 175 Rice Houston TX Pirates '11 (50)  
87 Luke Dykstra OF JR R-R 6-1 150 Westlake Thousand Oaks CA    
88 Jose Trevino 3B SO R-R 5-11 195 Oral Roberts Corpus Christi TX Never drafted
89 Ben Moore C/OF SO R-R 6-1 195 Alabama Cullman AL Never drafted
90 Charlie Cody 3B/RHP JR R-R 6-1 180 Great Bridge Chesapeake VA   Virginia
91 Sam Travis 1B/3B SO R-R 6-0 205 Indiana Orland Park IL Reds '11 (40)
92 Alex Massey RHP SO R-R 6-2 180 Tulane Baton Rouge LA Red Sox '11 (27)
93 K.J. Hockaday SS/3B SO R-R 6-3 215 Maryland Bel Air MD Orioles '11 (14)  
94 Kel Johnson OF JR R-R 6-4 200 (home schooled) Palmetto GA   Georgia Tech
95 Senquez Golson OF SO R-R 6-0 190 Mississippi (FB) Pascagoula MS Red Sox '11 (8)  
96 Kyle Marsh RHP JR R-R 6-2 175 Spruce Creek Port Orange FL   Central Florida
97 Taylor Gushue C SO B-R 6-2 205 Florida Boca Raton FL Never drafted  
98 Jordan Ramsey RHP SO L-R 6-4 200 UNC Wilmington Lexington NC Royals '11 (28)
99 Max Murphy OF SO R-R 5-11 190 Bradley Robbinsdale MN Never drafted  
100 Andrew Karp RHP JR R-R 6-2 190 West Orange Windermere FL    
101 Daniel Koger LHP SO L-L 6-5 175 Auburn Huntsville AL Never drafted  
102 Jeremy Vasquez 1B/LHP JR L-L 6-1 190 Martin County Palm City FL   Florida
103 Nigel Nootbaar RHP SO R-R 6-1 175 Southern California El Segundo CA Never drafted  
104 Bradley Roney RHP/3B SO R-R 6-2 190 Southern Mississippi Wetumpka AL Orioles '11 (18)
105 Jared Ruxer RHP SO R-R 6-3 190 Louisville Indianapolis IN Indians '11 (29)
106 Jackson Reetz C/RHP JR R-R 6-1 195 Norris Hickman NE   Nebraska
107 Max Pentecost C SO R-R 6-2 190 Kennesaw State Winder GA Rangers '11 (7)
108 Spencer Adams RHP JR R-R 6-4 180 White County Cleveland GA   Georgia
109 Dillon Peters LHP SO L-L 5-11 200 Texas Fishers IN Indians '11 (20)
110 Grant Holmes RHP JR L-R 6-0 185 Conway Conway SC    
111 Wayne Taylor C SO L-R 6-1 190 Stanford Houston TX Angels '11 (14)  
112 Mason McCullough RHP SO R-R 6-4 240 North Carolina Shelby NC Never drafted  
113 Branden Kelliher RHP JR R-R 5-10 160 Lake Stevens Lake Stevens WA    
114 Jerrick Suiter RHP/C SO R-R 6-4 235 Texas Christian Valparaiso IN Blue Jays '11 (35)  
115 Ti'quan Forbes SS/RHP JR R-R 6-4 170 Columbia Columbia MS   Mississippi
116 Dylan Davis OF/RHP SO R-R 6-0 200 Oregon State Redmond WA Never drafted  
117 Aaron Garza RHP SO R-R 6-4 180 Houston Galveston TX Blue Jays '11 (10)  
118 Jonah Patten RHP JR R-R 6-2 180 Norwell Ossian IN Arkansas
119 Tate Blackman SS JR B-R 6-0 175 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL   Mississippi
120 Daniel Gossett RHP SO R-R 6-1 165 Clemson Lyman SC Red Sox '11 (16)  
121 Tanner English OF SO R-R 5-7 165 South Carolina Murrels Inlet SC Rays '11 (13)
122 Alex Abbott OF JR R-R 6-1 190 Tift County Tifton GA   Florida
123 Austin Darby OF SO L-R 6-3 200 Nebraska Colorado Springs CO Never drafted
124 Hunter Lockwood 1B/C SO R-R 5-11 185 Oklahoma Bedford TX Angels '11 (17)
125 John Jones C JR B-R 6-0 185 East River Orlando FL   Miami
126 Benton Moss RHP SO R-R 6-2 175 North Carolina Enfield NC Never drafted  
127 Brian Anderson SS/OF SO R-R 6-3 185 Arkansas Edmond OK Twins '11 (20)  
128 Bobby Bradley OF JR L-R 6-2 210 Harrison Central Gulfport MS    
129 Mathew Troupe RHP SO R-R 6-1 190 Arizona West Hills CA Yankees '11 (17)  
130 BreShawn Kimbell OF SO R-R 6-2 225 Louisiana Tech Mesquite TX Brewers '11 (28)  
131 John Thomas Mauldin 3B JR R-R 6-1 200 St. Michael's Baton Rouge LA    
132 Jonathon Holder RHP/1B FR R-R 6-3 245 Mississippi State Gulfport MS Never drafted
133 Blake Wiggins SS JR B-R 6-1 190 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR Arkansas
134 Ben Roberts OF SO L-L 6-4 210 Washington State Missoula MT Diamondbacks '11 (7)  
135 Darin Gillies RHP SO R-R 6-4 195 Arizona State Hollister CA Never drafted  
136 Kyle Wright RHP/3B JR R-R 6-4 190 Buckhorn Huntsville AL    
137 Derek Hill OF JR R-R 6-1 175 Elk Grove Sacramento CA    
138 Mike Papi OF SO L-R 6-3 195 Virginia Tunkhannock PA Angels '11 (30)  
139 Denzl Chapman OF JR B-R 5-10 180 J Serra Los Angeles CA    
140 Jake Hubbard RHP SO R-R 6-2 205 Alabama Birmingham AL Never drafted  
141 Hunter Cole OF SO R-R 6-3 200 Georgia Roebuck SC Nationals '11 (49)
142 Andrew Istler RHP/OF SO R-R 5-11 170 Duke West Palm Beach FL Never drafted  
143 Joey Pankake SS SO R-R 6-0 195 South Carolina Easley SC Rangers '11 (42)
144 Luis Ortiz RHP JR R-R 6-2 190 Sanger Sanger CA    
145 Robert Pehl 2B/1B SO R-R 6-2 210 Washington Chehalis WA Never drafted  
146 Grayson Greiner C SO R-R 6-5 210 South Carolina Lexington SC Never drafted
147 Brian Gonzalez 1B JR R-L 6-3 215 Archbishop McCarthy Miramar FL   Miami
148 Justin Kamplain LHP SO R-L 6-0 170 Alabama Jasper AL Cardinals '11 (22)  
149 Keith Weisenberg RHP JR R-R 6-4 185 Osceola Seminole FL    
150 Carl Chester OF JR R-R 6-0 165 Lake Brantley Longwood FL   Miami
151 Vince Conde 3B SO R-R 6-1 190 Vanderbilt Oviedo FL Never drafted  
152 Cobi Johnson RHP JR R-R 6-4 170 J.W. Mitchell New Port Richey FL    
153 Evan Beal RHP SO R-R 6-3 185 South Carolina Fairfax Station VA Royals ' 11 (8)  
154 Trevor Mitsui 1B/3B SO R-R 6-4 225 Washington Shoreline WA Rays '11 (12)  
155 Mac Marshall LHP JR R-L 6-1 180 Parkview Lilburn GA   Georgia
156 Dalton Ewing OF JR R-R 6-0 170 Milton Alpharetta GA    
157 Josh Laxer RHP SO R-R 6-2 210 Mississippi Madison MS Nationals '11 (20)  
158 Connor Barron SS SO L-R 6-3 180 Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg MS Marlins '11 (3)  
159 Zach Fish OF SO R-R 6-0 215 Oklahoma State Kalamazoo MI Rangers '11 (24)  
160 Tyree Davis OF/SS JR B-R 6-2 175 Centennial Compton CA    
161 Morgan Phillips 3B/OF FR R-R 6-1 190 Charleston Bronx NY Reds '11 (17)  
162 Brian Miller RHP SO R-R 6-4 200 Vanderbilt Franklin TN Never drafted  
163 J.J. Matijevic 3B JR L-R 6-2 205 Norwin North Huntingdon PA    
164 Turner Larkins RHP JR R-R 6-3 200 Arlington Martin Arlington TX    
165 Jared Miller LHP SO L-L 6-6 240 Vanderbilt Avon IN Never drafted  
166 Cole Bedford C/RHP JR R-R 6-0 185 Deer Park Deer Park TX   Texas A&M
167 Skyler Ewing C SO R-R 6-1 220 Rice Arlington TX Never drafted  
168 Nick Howard 3B/RHP SO R-R 6-3 215 Virginia Olney MD Never drafted  
169 Jack Gerstenmaier SS JR R-R 6-1 185 Douglas Freeman Richmond VA   Virginia
170 Derek Casey RHP JR R-R 6-2 170 Hanover Mechanicsville VA   Virginia
171 Alex Verdugo OF/LHP JR L-L 6-1 190 Sahuaro Tucson AZ    
172 Matt Glomb SS/3B SO R-R 6-2 195 Santa Clara San Jose CA Never drafted  
173 Dylan Cease SS JR R-R 6-1 170 Milton Milton GA    
174 Eric Skoglund LHP SO L-L 6-6 180 Central Florida Sarasota FL Pirates '11 (16)
175 Gerard Hernandez OF JR L-L 5-11 195 Pinnacle Phoenix AZ    
176 Jo-El Bennett RHP/OF SO R-R 6-2 180 Troy Midland City AL Pirates '11 (11)  
177 Keaton McKinney RHP/1B JR R-R 6-5 210 Ankeny Ankeny IA   Arkansas
178 James Vasquez 1B SO L-L 6-0 220 Central Florida Martin County FL Never drafted  
179 Bryce Carter C JR L-R 6-1 195 Cascia Hall Prep Tulsa OK    
180 Corey Stump LHP SO L-L 6-5 215 Florida Lakeland FL Never drafted  
181 Kyle Kubat LHP SO R-L 6-1 170 Nebraska Waterloo NE Never drafted
182 Scott Hurst OF JR L-R 5-11 170 Bishop Amat Glendora CA   Cal State Fullerton
183 Joe Serrano OF SO R-R 6-0 195 Arkansas Tucson AZ Reds '11 (12)
184 Michael Gettys RHP/3B JR R-R 6-0 175 Gainesville Gainesville GA   Georgia
185 Cameron Cox RHP SO L-R 6-3 195 Texas Round Rock TX Indians '12 (25)  
186 Jacob Lindgren LHP SO R-L 6-0 190 Mississippi State Kiln MS Cubs '11 (12)  
187 Bradley Zunica 1B/RHP JR L-R 6-5 225 Lakewood Ranch Bradenton FL   Miami
188 Wyatt Strahan RHP SO R-R 6-3 190 Southern California Villa Park CA Diamondbacks '11 (27)  
189 Andrew Vasquez LHP SO L-L 6-5 210 UC Santa Barbara Rancho Cucamonga CA Royals '11 (44)
190 Cre Finfrock RHP JR B-R 6-0 165 Martin County Jensen Beach FL   Central Florida
191 Brett Graves RHP SO R-R 6-1 185 Missouri St. Charles MO Cardinals '11 (26)  
192 Jesse Lepore RHP JR R-R 6-4 190 Ocala Trinity Catholic Beverly Hills FL   Central Florida
193 Austin Davidson 3B/1B SO L-R 6-0 180 Pepperdine Oxnard CA Red Sox '11 (21)
194 Kevin Kramer 3B SO L-R 6-1 195 UCLA Turlock CA Indians '11 (25)
195 Brandon Elmy OF JR R-R 6-2 190 Venice Osprey FL    
196 Dakota Robbins C JR L-R 6-2 195 Westminster Christian Miami FL   Miami
197 Tommy Pincin C JR R-R 6-1 190 Upalnd Upland CA    
198 Derick Velazquez RHP SO R-R 6-4 190 Fresno State Los Banos CA Orioles '12 (15)  
199 Justin Shafer OF SO R-R 6-3 200 Florida Lake Wales FL Never drafted  
200 Tylor Megill RHP JR R-R 6-5 195 Marina Huntington Beach CA    

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