Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1551 Micah Johnson (CWS - 2B)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 36 92 12 2 11 1 .261
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Johnson is the reigning king of the minor league basepaths. Johnson stole an MiLB-leading 84 bags (in 110 attempts) in his ascent to Double-A. He posted a .373 OBP over his 601 plate appearances, but it is worth noting that rate decreased as the level of competition grew more difficult (.422 to .309 to .227). He should start 2014 at Double-A with the chance to finish the year at Triple-A if he can get on base more consistently. He had surgery to repair a nerve in his right elbow during the offseason, but he should be ready for spring training.
1552 Miguel Almonte (KC - SP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 4 5 0 80.0 73 4.03 1.36
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: While a move to full-season ball in 2013 seemed to be a bit of an aggressive approach, the 20-year old Almonte proved his mettle by throwing 130.2 innings while maintaining a solid 3.67 K/BB. He posted an ERA just above 5.00 during his first month at Low-A Lexington but settled down to the point where he never saw his ERA rise above 3.30 for any other month, finishing the season with a 3.10 ERA and an even more impressive 2.76 FIP. The Royals like what they've seen so far -- especially the 9.1 K/9 last year -- so expect them to continue to be aggressive with his development and start him off at High-A Wilmington in 2014.
1553 Eric Beaulac (Bal - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 0 1 0 48.0 43 4.30 1.33
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
1554 Devon Travis (Det - 2B)
DL7
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 50 126 17 3 11 5 .246
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: The diminutive (5-foot-9, 183-pound) second baseman made a big splash while splitting time between Low-A West Michigan and High-A Lakeland in 2013, hitting .351/.418/.518 with 16 homers, 76 RBI and 93 runs in 504 at-bats. His stellar performance led to Minor League Offensive Player of the Year honors via the fan vote – Houston’s George Springer took home the award as voted by MiLB staff members. Travis displayed good plate discipline in his first full season in the minors, drawing 53 walks while striking out just 64 times. He also did some damage on the basepaths with 22 steals. While his base-running instincts could lead to decent stolen-base totals in the majors, Travis doesn’t have the speed to be a huge threat in the steals department. Defensively, Travis has a strong arm for a second baseman with good hands and decent range. As a 13th-round draft pick in 2012, Travis hasn’t seen much hype in the prospect world, but he could earn more attention and start to warrant legitimate consideration as a future major leaguer with another solid showing in 2014 at the higher levels of the minors.
1555 Mookie Betts (Bos - SS)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: RF-2
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 37 95 12 2 10 1 .253
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Betts, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, was the organization's breakout prospect in 2013. He began the year at Low-A Greenville, initially struggled but maintained a good plate approach and kept his on-base percentage up. He eventually found his groove and had a 19-game hitting streak as well as a 33-game on-base streak. Betts hit 15 homers, had 81 walks and stole 38 bases in stops at Greenville and High-A Salem. With a good swing and the ability to work counts it's easy to see why the Red Sox like him. With Dustin Pedroia presumably the second baseman in Boston for years to come, Betts may eventually switch positions -- he played shortstop in high school. But that decision won't be made until later. The Red Sox like to challenge their prospects, so we might see Betts begin the season against older competition at Double-A Portland.
1556 Ji-Man Choi (Sea - 1B)
Suspended
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 42 104 17 1 8 2 .250
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1557 Alex Guerrero (LAD - 2B)
DTD
ADP: 220.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 123 464 61 13 61 1 .287
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Guerrero joins fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig in Los Angeles after signing a four-year, $28 million deal over the winter. He batted .290/.402/.576 in his last season in Cuba and it looks as if he'll be asked to replace Mark Ellis as the team's starting second baseman. As to when he arrives in the big leagues, that's the big unknown right now. The Dodgers surely regret letting Puig rot for two months in the minors, so should Guerrero have an impressive spring, it's easy to see him being the Opening Day second baseman.
1558 Jon Denney (Bos - C)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 46 116 15 3 14 0 .276
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1559 Marco Gonzales (StL - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 6 5 0 94.0 77 3.77 1.31
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Gonzales was the Cardinals' first-round pick out of Gonzaga University in the 2013 draft. The lefty is a high-floor pitcher, but he doesn't have a ton of upside and could work his way to the majors late this season. In his first season as a professional, Gonzales posted a 2.70 ERA in 23.1 innings, striking out 23 while walking eight. It's an extremely small sample size, and the Cardinals will have a much better idea of what they have in the 22-year-old after a few months in Double-A, where he should start the 2014 season.
1560 Rafael De Paula (NYY - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 5 4 0 80.0 70 3.43 1.26
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
1561 Max Muncy (Oak - 1B)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 39 101 13 2 13 1 .267
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1562 Ryan Adams (FA - 2B)
Suspended
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 29 89 9 0 7 0 .281
1563 Alfredo Amezaga (FA - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 40 77 6 0 4 0 .182
1564 Alberto Arias (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
1565 Mitch Atkins (FA - SP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 10.7 7 8.44 2.25
1566 Bryan Augenstein (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 1 0 5.7 6 9.53 2.47
1567 Danys Baez (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 4 0 36.0 18 6.25 1.56
1568 Josh Bard (FA - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 26 81 5 2 11 0 .210
1569 Matt Barnes (FA - SP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Barnes opened the 2013 season at Double-A Portland following a dominant stretch at both levels of A-ball in 2012. The move up turned out to be a stern test for Barnes, whose pitch efficiency suffered against advanced hitters. His BB/9 rate increased from 2.2 to 3.8 between the two levels and he averaged just 4.5 innings per start. The 6-foot-4 righty was hurt by big innings and an inconsistent ability to throw his secondary stuff for strikes. He finished out his season with a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, where his one start was a successful one. The key for Barnes entering 2014 is throwing his secondary offerings for strikes. He commands his low-to-mid 90s fastball well, but neither the changeup nor curveball are considered above average at this point.
1570 Brandon Boggs (FA - RF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 16 19 4 2 2 1 .158
1571 Boof Bonser (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
1572 John Bowker (FA - LF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 31 30 0 0 2 0 .133
1573 Andrew Brackman (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 2.3 0 0.00 1.71
1574 Dallas Braden (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 1 0 18.0 15 3.00 1.28
1575 Russell Branyan (FA - 1B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 68 127 11 5 14 2 .197
1 63 64 65 66 67
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