Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1293 Mayckol Guaipe (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 3 0 26.7 22 5.40 1.76
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 3 0 26.7 22 5.40 1.76
Outlook: Mayckol Guaipe (for the record: MIY-kil GWIY-pay) made his major-league debut last June and then spent the rest of the season shuttling between Triple-A Tacoma and Seattle. He was unable to maintain the solid strikeout rates he posted the previous two years in the minors, neither at Tacoma nor Seattle. He was a disaster in middle relief for the Mariners, walking 13 and giving up five home runs in 26.2 innings. His fastball command needs work, especially to lefties (.455 batting average against), but his slider helps keep the ball on the ground effectively (1.8 GB/FB). The 6-foot-4 Guaipe likely will compete for a relief job in spring training, but new general manager Jerry Dipoto overhauled the bullpen in the offseason, which could leave Guaipe out of favor. Then again, Guaipe was one of the few relievers from last season not sent packing, so maybe that's a good sign.
1294 Matt Lindstrom (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 3 3 47.3 32 3.80 1.56
1295 Michael Mariot (Phi - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 3.0 1 3.00 1.33
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 14.0 11 6.43 1.64
Outlook: Mariot pitched only three innings in two games at the major league level in 2015, but had a successful run for Triple-A Omaha. He appeared in 42 games and posted a 2.32 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 62 innings pitched, which resulted in a 4-2 record along with eight saves. The biggest upside for Mariot is his high strikeout numbers, striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. His success in 2015 should translate into an increased role at the major league level next season, but Mariot could be shuttled back and forth between the big league club and AAA.
1302 Michael Broadway (SF - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 2 0 17.3 13 5.19 1.56
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 17.3 13 5.19 1.56
Outlook: Broadway had a spectacular season with Triple-A Sacramento in 2015, finishing with an ERA south of 1.00 and an 8.0 K/BB ratio over 48.1 innings. That success didn’t translate in the majors, as Broadway finished his brief stint with the Giants sporting a 5.19 ERA and a 6.8 K/9. He averaged 95 mph with his fastball in the majors, so he definitely has the velocity to stick in the majors. At age 28, Broadway won’t be given a lengthy leash, so if he were to make the Opening Day roster, he would have to hit the ground running in spring training. Further, he will be hard-pressed to crack the back-end of the bullpen at any point in 2016 so long as Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo and Hunter Strickland are healthy.
1303 Eric Jokisch (Mia - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 14.3 10 1.88 1.53
Outlook: After a cup of coffee in Chicago in 2014, Jokisch might have expected a bit more run in the majors in 2015, but it didn't quite happen that way as a blister on his throwing hand sidelined him for nearly two months. When he did pitch, he was his usual hittable self, and his strikeout rate - not exactly high to begin with - was way down in 2015. A 47:26 K:BB in 81.1 minor league innings rarely leads to a promotion to the big leagues. Expect Jokisch to spend another year starting for Triple-A Iowa, with the possibility of a spot start with the Cubs if disaster strikes and the stars align with his schedule.
1305 Carl Edwards Jr. (ChC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-1
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 4.7 4 3.86 1.29
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.7 4 3.86 1.29
Outlook: A 49th-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2011, Edwards rose through the ranks of the Cubs' system after he was acquired in 2013 to become arguably the organization's top pitching prospect. A shoulder strain cost him significant development time in 2014, and unfortunately he was converted to a reliever last year, with mixed results. In 55.1 innings in the minors in 2015, he struck out 75 and allowed just 26 hits — including only one home run. Unfortunately, he also walked 41, leading to a 1.21 WHIP, which is a bit high for a pitcher with a minuscule .139 BAA. The Cubs did give him a late-season run, and would probably like to see more of him this year, but until he gets the walks down he'll struggle against MLB hitters. Still, this is a special skill set, so the skinny right-hander could find himself closing someday.
1306 Miguel Almonte (KC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 2 0 8.7 10 6.23 1.62
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 8.7 10 6.23 1.62
Outlook: Despite lackluster stints with Double-A and Triple-A, Almonte was nevertheless rewarded with a promotion to the big league bullpen in September. He gave up six runs and issued seven walks in 8.2 innings of relief for the Royals down the stretch, but that should hardly factor into his evaluation heading into 2016. Almonte is still being developed as a starting pitcher for the Royals long term. With that in mind, he will presumably start the upcoming season with Triple-A Omaha, where he posted a 4.88 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 27.2 innings over six starts last season. Almonte possesses three plus pitches — fastball, curveball, changeup — when he is going right, and his success from one outing to the next directly hinges on the command of his fastball. If he can demonstrate more consistency with that command in 2016, he could join the Royals rotation at some point in the first half.
1307 Matt West (LAD - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 3.0 2 0.00 1.00
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.3 2 5.40 1.50
1310 Daniel Coulombe (Oak - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 16.0 11 5.63 1.63
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 10.0 8 5.40 1.70
1314 Kevin Slowey (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 4 0 64.7 50 4.45 1.45
1316 J.J. Putz (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 1 3 24.0 26 3.75 1.42
1317 Collin Balester (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 1 1 0 15.7 13 7.47 1.91
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 1 0 15.7 13 7.47 1.91
1323 Édgar Ibarra (Phi - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 4.0 3 2.25 1.75
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.0 3 2.25 1.75
1326 Juan Jaime (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 1 0 1.3 1 6.75 3.00
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 6.7 10 5.40 1.95
1327 Abel De los Santos (Cin - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 1.7 3 5.40 1.80
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 1.7 3 5.40 1.80
Outlook: Acquired from the Rangers last offseason in the trade for Ross Detwiler, De Los Santos put together a strong campaign out of the Double-A Harrisburg bullpen, and even got a brief MLB audition in July. The 23-year-old right-hander has made great strides with his control since moving to a relief role a couple seasons ago, and his mid-90s fastball and slider have allowed him to rack up a 9.4 K/9 over the last two seasons. Now on the 40-man roster, De Los Santos is in good position to make the jump to the majors permanently if he has a strong showing in spring training, as the Nationals ended 2015 with a bullpen in tatters following a number of injuries and poor performances. If the front office looks for internal options rather than outside the organization, De Los Santos could be at the top of the list for a middle relief role.
1330 C.J. Riefenhauser (ChC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 1 0 0 14.7 7 5.52 1.50
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 10.0 4 6.30 1.50
Outlook: Most of Riefenhauser’s 2015 was spent at Triple-A Durham, where he was strong in 34.2 innings, putting up a 2.86 ERA and 4.86 K/BB ratio. His time in the majors has been considerably less successful, where he possesses a 6.30 ERA across two seasons and 20 career innings. He possesses a two-pitch arsenal consisting of a sinking 90-mph fastball and sweeping slider. While he shows off great command in the minors for a left-hander, that left him whenever he landed in Tampa, where his walk rate is higher than his strikeout rate. He'll get a chance to rectify that after being traded to Baltimore, where he figures to push for a bullpen spot in Spring Training.
1331 Alfredo Aceves (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 2 0 28.0 20 5.46 1.61
1332 Tim Collins (KC - RP)
DL60
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 4 0 37.3 34 3.62 1.45
Outlook: Collins spent all of 2015 on the shelf as a result of his Tommy John surgery in March. He played a small role on the Royals' deep bullpen in 2014 and even got to pitch on their postseason roster, posting a 3.86 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in the majors. The Royals' bullpen is still very deep, and with Franklin Morales and Danny Duffy providing left-handed relief, it will be tough for Collins to log too many high-leverage innings once he returns sometime during the 2016 season.
1333 Troy Patton (SD - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 0 0 35.0 28 4.11 1.31
1334 Marcus Hatley (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 1.3 2 0.00 2.25
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 1.3 2 0.00 2.25
1336 Kyle Farnsworth (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 2 2 33.3 23 4.59 1.50
1337 Kyuji Fujikawa (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 0 0 1.7 1 16.20 1.20
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 1 9.0 11 6.00 1.44
1338 Cody Martin (Sea - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 2 5 0 30.7 27 7.92 1.70
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 5 0 30.7 27 7.92 1.70
Outlook: Martin has gone from pitching out of the bullpen early in his career through a transition to the starting rotation, and then back to relief work last season in 25 appearances between Braves and A's. In either role, though, he has struggled over the last couple of seasons, posting a 6.04 FIP last year on a 3.5 BB/9 and a whopping 2.4 HR/9. His fastball averaged only 89.2 mph last season, but he also throws a cutter, curveball and changeup. The Mariners took a flier on him in October, picking him up off waivers. He'll compete for a bullpen job in spring training, likely in long relief.
1339 Scott Downs (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 4 0 40.7 31 3.54 1.48
1340 Josh Smith (Cin - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2015 Season 0 4 0 32.7 30 6.89 1.93
2016 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 4 0 32.7 30 6.89 1.93
Outlook: Smith is yet another organizational soldier that got to make his major league debut with the Reds in 2015. Smith was drafted out of college back in 2010 and took a full season to advance each level, with him repeating Double-A and Triple-A in 2015 before he got his chance. Once he got the chance, the 27-year old predictably got hit pretty hard. Smith doesn't have an overpowering fastball, averaging just a tick under 90 mph, and consequently averaged 7.2 K/9 innings over his eight big league starts. He's off the 40-man roster for the Reds again, so his chances to make another impression will be slim.
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