Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1300 Jack Leathersich (ChC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 1 0 11.7 14 2.31 1.63
1301 Daniel Webb (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 1.0 3 0.00 3.00
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 2 0 33.0 28 4.64 1.70
1302 Kevin McCarthy (KC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 1 0 0 8.3 7 6.48 1.92
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 8.3 7 6.48 1.92
Outlook: With the jump from Double-A to Triple-A in 2016, McCarthy’s walk rate more than doubled from 2.11 BB/9 to 4.35 BB/9, while his home run rate increased from 0.78 K/9 to 1.08 K/9. Regardless, the 6-3 right-hander earned a September call up to the Royals’ bullpen, where he walked five batters in eight and a third innings. Despite walk and home-run rate increases, McCarthy’s ERA dropped to from 3.12 in Double-A to 2.97 with Triple-A Omaha, which is a strong ERA considering it was his first shot at Triple-A. He did record 16 total saves in 2016 as well, with five of them recorded with Omaha. The former 16th round pick will be gunning for a spot in the Royals’ 2017 bullpen, though he’ll need to cut down on the walks if he wants to carve out a role with the team.
1305 Yoervis Medina (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 3 2 0 39.0 38 3.23 1.44
1306 Conor Mullee (FA - RP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 3.0 4 3.00 1.33
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.0 4 3.00 1.33
Outlook: Mullee entered 2016 as a mostly unheralded prospect, but he was extremely impressive in his first extended look at the Triple-A level. He worked to a 0.99 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 36.1 innings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, en route to his first call up to the big leagues. The 28-year-old appeared in just three games before an injury sidelined him in the beginning of July, and he underwent season-ending surgery in August to address a nerve issue in his elbow. The righty has already had Tommy John surgery twice in his career, so any time he goes under the knife can be concerning, but he's expected to be back in time for the start of spring training. Mullee has an arsenal that consists of a fastball, slider and changeup, and he has displayed impressive command with that mix in the minors. He'll have a shot to win a bullpen spot to open the season but would likely be assigned more toward the middle innings than the end of a game.
1307 Logan Kensing (Det - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 4.7 1 1.93 2.14
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 10.0 7 5.40 1.40
1308 Frank Garcés (SD - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 23.3 20 4.63 1.54
1309 Matt Buschmann (Tor - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 4.3 3 2.08 0.69
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.3 3 2.08 0.69
1310 Silvino Bracho (Ari - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 2 0 24.7 17 7.30 1.66
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 1 0 18.7 17 5.30 1.45
Outlook: Bracho was one of many Arizona relievers to struggle last year. The young righty posted a 7.30 ERA (7.04 FIP) across 24.2 innings, and the results were only moderately better in 33.2 innings at Triple-A. Those stats were a far cry from 2015, when he posted sub-2.00 ERAs at both the Triple-A and MLB levels. So what happened to Bracho last year? The most noticeable change was a drop in his strikeout rate. After easily posting double-digit K/9s at the highest levels of the minor leagues and in 13 appearances with the Diamondbacks in 2015, Bracho saw his mark drop to just 6.2 in the majors last season. His average fastball velocity was basically the same in 2015 and 2016 (92.9 versus 92.7 mph), but his fastball usage declined and his swinging-strike rate plummeted. He will have to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
1311 Vicente Campos (LAA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 5.7 4 3.18 1.06
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 5.7 4 3.18 1.06
Outlook: Campos came over to the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline from the Yankees in exchange for Tyler Clippard. He made one long relief appearance for Arizona before being sent back to Triple-A, but his season was cut short when he was diagnosed with a fractured right arm in early September. His recovery from surgery will take about eight months, so Campos will not be ready for the beginning of the season. The role Campos fills when he does come back is unclear. The righty has shown good stuff, as evidenced by his 25 percent or better strikeout rate in the low minors between 2010 and 2012. And Arizona's rotation struggled mightily in 2015, so there could be an opening for Campos. However, this is his second major surgery as a pro (he underwent Tommy John in 2014), so it remains to be seen how his arm responds.
1318 Sam LeCure (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 3 0 38.3 32 3.76 1.43
1319 José M. Torres (SD - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 3.0 3 0.00 1.67
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.0 3 0.00 1.67
Outlook: Torres turned 23 in September, just days after his late-season promotion to San Diego. Prior to getting the call, he spent most of the year working in the bullpen at Double-A San Antonio, supporting an excellent 1.24 ERA with an 8.9 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9. During his time at Double-A, Torres showed an aptitude for handling hitters on both sides of the plate, holding lefties to a .171 batting average against while righties hit .163 against him. In limited chances with the Padres, Torres leaned almost exclusively on his fastball (average: 94.6 mph), but his other two offerings include a slider and changeup. With a mere 5.2 innings above Double-A on his resume, Torres is likely to wind up in El Paso to begin the 2017 campaign, but there is little reason to think he won't be on the radar for low-leverage chances with the Padres if the team has the need for a fresh arm from the left side.
1320 Ben Heller (NYY - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 1 0 0 7.0 6 6.43 2.14
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 7.0 6 6.43 2.14
Outlook: He wasn't the headlining prospect in the deal, but Heller was sent over to the Yankees midseason as part of the return from Cleveland in the Andrew Miller trade. The 25-year-old was terrific in the minors, posting a combined 1.69 ERA between both the Double-A and Triple-A levels and held opposing batters to just a .156 average. The righty eventually pitched his way up to the big league club for the first time in his career, though things didn't go as smoothly there in a limited sample size. Heller is really only a two-pitch pitcher, but his fastball occasionally touches triple digits and his slider has proved effective in the minors. He'll enter spring training with an inside track toward winning a roster spot in the bullpen, and though he could be a solid source of strikeouts and holds, it's unlikely Heller gets thrust into many high-leverage situations.
1321 Yhónathan Barrios (Mil - RP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 6.7 7 0.00 0.45
Outlook: Barrios missed the entirety of the 2016 season after he required surgery to repair his rotator cuff. Still, the Brewers liked what they saw in 2015 well enough to invite him to major league spring training in 2017. A converted infielder -- 2015 was Barrios' first season as a pitcher -- he dominated at Double-A, with a 1.46 ERA in 20 appearances. The 5-foot-10 righty has a mid-90s fastball and is working on a slider and changeup. Considering how little experience Barrios has and the fact that he missed valuable time in 2016, he'll have to show up big time in spring training to make the squad.
1322 Bobby LaFromboise (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 6.0 6 1.50 0.67
1325 Simón Castro (Col - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 0 0 10.3 9 6.10 1.55
1326 Brian Matusz (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 9.0 3 14.00 2.89
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 2 0 36.7 37 4.17 1.36
1327 Kendry Flores (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 3.0 1 0.00 1.33
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 1 0 8.0 5 4.50 1.50
1328 Matt Carasiti (Col - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 1 0 0 15.7 17 9.19 2.30
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 15.7 17 9.19 2.30
Outlook: Carasiti isn't a high-profile prospect in the Rockies' system, but since transitioning to relief work in 2014, he's quietly been a steady reliever at every step of the minor leagues. It was no different in 2016, as his 2.31 ERA and 9.9 K/9 in 39 innings with Double-A Hartford show. After all this success in the minors, the Rockies decided to give him a shot in the major league bullpen, although the initial results were dreadful. Through his first 11 appearances, Carasiti held a paltry 14.40 ERA and 3.20 WHIP. However, the 25-year-old completely turned things around in his last eight appearances, giving up no runs while holding an 11.1 K/9 in the second half of September. With how tumultuous the Rockies' bullpen situation has been the past few years, Carasiti stands a good chance of garnering a full-time job if his hot streak at the end of the season carries into spring training.
1334 A.J. Morris (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 10.0 9 6.30 1.70
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 10.0 9 6.30 1.70
1335 Vinnie Pestano (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 15.3 20 3.52 1.43
1336 Mayckol Guaipe (CWS - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 7.3 5 4.91 1.64
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 17.0 14 5.29 1.71
1337 Aaron Brooks (ChC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 2 0 29.0 20 8.38 1.72
Outlook: The Cubs acquired Brooks from Oakland for Chris Coghlan in February, but he was never healthy in 2016 after landing on the disabled list with a hip contusion in early April. Despite efforts to get back in the mix at Iowa, Brooks was limited just five appearances -- four starts -- in the Pacific Coast League before he was moved to the 60-day DL in August. In his last healthy campaign (2015), Brooks was effective as a starter at Triple-A, relying on good control to survive in the hitter-friendly PCL, but his limited exposure to big league hitters yielded poor results (6.67 ERA, 1.46 HR/9). Brooks remained on the Cubs' 40-man roster at the start of the offseason, suggesting that the front office sees him as a useful organizational piece, perhaps capable of contributing in long relief or as an option to make spot starts while working mostly as a starter at Iowa if he's able to return to health in 2017.
1339 Andrew McKirahan (Cin - RP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 27.3 22 5.93 1.83
1342 Phil Coke (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 10.0 4 3.60 1.70
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 1 0 27.0 19 4.00 1.56
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