Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1401 Drew VerHagen (Det - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 0 1 0 5.0 4 5.40 1.60
2015 Projections 8 11 0 139.0 105 4.56 1.35
3 Year Average 0 1 0 5.0 4 5.40 1.60
Outlook: Selected by the Tigers in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, VerHagen has quickly worked his way through the Tigers' system. The big 6-foot-6, 230-pound right-hander spent the majority of 2014 with Triple-A Toledo, finishing 6-7 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 19 starts. He also made one spot start for the Tigers, allowing three earned runs over five innings. Despite his imposing figure and low-90s fastball, VerHagen doesn’t ring up many strikeouts, picking up just 63 whiffs in 110.2 innings with the Mud Hens. Instead of strikeouts, VerHagen relies on his sinker, which hitters rarely make hard contact on. His long-term upside is that of a low-strikeout innings eater at the back of a major league rotation, and VerHagen does not have a clear path to fantasy value in the short term with Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon brought in during the offseason to round out the starting staff.
1402 Matt Pagnozzi (FA - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2015 Projections 14 39 1 0 0 0 .154
3 Year Average 4 10 0 0 0 0 .200
1403 Audry Perez (Col - C)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2015 Projections 36 99 6 0 1 0 .172
3 Year Average 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1404 Lou Marson (FA - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 36 99 14 0 6 2 .222
1405 John Hester (FA - C)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 20 42 8 2 2 0 .214
1406 Rhiner Cruz (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 38.0 28 5.21 1.71
1407 Adron Chambers (Hou - CF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 33 40 4 0 2 1 .200
1408 Tommy Field (Pit - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 8 14 2 0 0 0 .143
1409 Nick Buss (FA - LF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 8 19 0 0 0 0 .105
1410 Blake DeWitt (FA - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 11 16 0 0 0 0 .125
1411 Steve Susdorf (FA - LF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 3 7 1 0 0 0 .143
1412 Chang-Yong Lim (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 5.0 5 5.40 2.60
1413 Rafael Dolis (SF - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 2 2 21.3 12 5.91 1.59
1414 Enny Romero (TB - SP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections 4 5 0 83.0 63 4.47 1.36
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.7 0 0.00 1.07
Outlook: Romero finished 2013 with Triple-A Durham, but it was pretty clear that he needed another year of seasoning in the minor leagues, so he returned to the International League where he had mixed results as a 23-year-old. His 4.50 ERA and 1.43 WHIP are a bit unsightly, but he showed significant improvement down the stretch. In eight starts after the All-Star break, he posted a 2.32 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB ratio in 42.2 innings. His dominant fastball/curveball combo from the left side might be best suited in a high-leverage role out of the bullpen. However, Romero certainly has the body of a starter (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), and his success in the final five weeks of the season offers hope that he can stick in a rotation. It is not clear when or in what role Romero will join the Rays in 2015, but he is ready to contribute to the big league club in some capacity this season.
1415 Hisanori Takahashi (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 26.7 28 5.40 1.28
1416 Jorge De Leon (ChC - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 0 0 0 7.3 4 4.91 1.64
2015 Projections 1 3 0 36.0 43 4.37 1.36
3 Year Average 0 0 0 8.7 5 5.19 1.73
Outlook: De Leon has a 5.19 ERA in 19 career appearances at the major league level, but he's been outstanding at Triple-A, with a 2.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 7.9 K/9 over 63 innings. The right-hander's fastball velocity ticked up to 95.3 mph last season (from 94.9 mph in 2013), and he also throws a slider and a changeup. Most likely, he'll compete for a bullpen job during spring training after signing a minor league deal this offseason.
1417 Brad Mills (Oak - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 1 1 0 20.7 19 9.15 1.94
2015 Projections 3 4 0 62.0 45 4.37 1.34
3 Year Average 1 0 0 12.7 12 7.11 1.74
Outlook: Mills pitched his way into a trade after carving up the opposition at Triple-A Nashville to begin the season (9.2 K/9, 2.2 BB/9), when the Brewers didn't have room for him. The A's acquired him –- reportedly for $1 –- and gave him three turns in the rotation when injuries struck prior to their trades to add more viable options. When Oakland designated him for assignment in July, the Blue Jays claimed him, but he made just two more appearances in the big leagues after that point before getting outrighted to Buffalo. A 2007 fourth-round pick, Mills' days as a starter are likely nearing an end, which may ultimately give him second life as a reliever depending on how much velocity the role change adds to his high-80s fastball.
1418 Jon Garland (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 4 6 0 68.0 32 5.82 1.59
1419 Alberto Cabrera (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 14.0 16 5.14 1.71
1420 Brad Penny (CWS - SP)
DTD
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 2 1 0 26.0 13 6.58 1.81
2015 Projections 2 8 0 24.0 9 7.21 1.83
3 Year Average 1 1 0 27.0 12 6.33 1.81
Outlook: Penny triumphantly worked his way back to the majors after missing the entire 2013 season, reuniting with his original franchise to appear in eight games (four starts) for the Marlins. The feel-good story ends there, however, as Penny was lit for 19 earned runs in 26 innings pitched (6.58 ERA) while posting an awful 1.81 WHIP and 13:13 K:BB ratio. Penny elected free agency following the 2014 and is a long shot to earn a significant role with the White Sox in 2015 after inking a minor league deal in the offseason.
1421 Matt West (Tor - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 0 0 0 4.0 3 6.75 1.75
2015 Projections 1 2 0 36.0 42 4.10 1.31
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.0 3 6.75 1.75
Outlook: Originally drafted as a third baseman out of high school in 2007, West has been trying to carve out a role as a pitcher since making the move to the mound back in 2011. He debuted with the Rangers last season, making just three appearances in the big leagues while logging 56.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Over four seasons in the minors, West has carried a 25.2% K% and 8.2% BB%, inducing outs on the ground at a decent clip (44.1% GB%). He leans heavily on his fastball (which averaged 95.0 mph in his limited time with Texas), while also working with a curveball and changeup. The Rangers will likely give him a look in spring training for an Opening Day roster spot, but it would hardly be surprising to see him return to Triple-A to finish his development in the Pacific Coast League.
1422 Jorge Rondon (Col - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 Projections 1 4 0 45.0 52 4.52 1.38
3 Year Average 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.00 1.00
Outlook: After finally getting a taste of MLB (albeit just one inning), the 26-year-old Rondon was placed on waivers by the Cardinals following the season and promptly claimed by the Rockies. The hard-throwing righty has fared reasonably well the last two seasons at Triple-A but has struggled with his command at times. He managed to lower his walk rate significantly in 2014, which should offer the Rockies some hope that he can contribute out of their bullpen this year. It's possible with a strong spring that he could break camp with the team and even pitch meaningful innings for them. The Rockies' bullpen is as good a place as any for Rondon to try and make an impact at the MLB level.
1423 Bryan Anderson (Oak - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000
2015 Projections 37 101 6 0 1 0 .168
3 Year Average 7 10 1 0 1 0 .100
1424 Johnny Monell (Bal - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 8 8 2 0 1 0 .125
1425 Jaff Decker (Pit - LF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 5 5 0 0 0 0 .000
2015 Projections 49 127 12 0 7 5 .244
3 Year Average 9 16 2 0 1 0 .125
Outlook: Decker was unable to parlay an impressive spring training into a spot on Pittsburgh's roster in 2014, playing almost exclusively at the Triple-A level. The former San Diego property hit .257/.355/.391 in 409 plate appearances for Indianapolis. Given the Pirates' stability at all three outfield positions, Decker's only opportunity to crack the big league lineup might be through injuries to the starters -- even then, he's behind Travis Snider and Andrew Lambo. While the left-handed hitter holds a .267/.395/.446 slash line in seven minor league campaigns and is armed with a gun defensively, he'll need more than a few breaks to reach PNC Park in 2015.
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