Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1851 Zach Putnam (CWS - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 0 0 3.3 4 18.90 2.70
2014 Projections 2 3 0 43.0 38 3.65 1.28
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.3 4 8.31 1.62
1852 Allen Webster (Bos - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-3
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 1 2 0 30.3 23 8.60 1.81
2014 Projections 4 4 0 72.0 55 4.21 1.38
3 Year Average 1 2 0 30.3 23 8.60 1.81
Outlook: Webster had an impressive spring training that led to opening the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he started well. He was called up to Boston a few times and made six starts with both encouraging and disastrous results. Webster's mid-to-high 90s fastball with movement is tantalizing, but his control was often spotty in 2013. Once he rejoined Pawtucket for the stretch drive, Webster managed to find a modicum of control and finished the season on a roll. With six MLB-capable starters at the major-league level, Webster will likely get another year of seasoning at Triple-A.
1853 J.C. Ramirez (Cle - RP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 24.0 16 7.50 1.88
2014 Projections 2 5 0 56.0 50 4.12 1.38
3 Year Average 0 1 0 24.0 16 7.50 1.88
1854 Zach Stewart (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 5 0 51.3 32 6.84 1.66
1855 Neftali Soto (Cin - 1B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 13 12 0 0 0 0 .000
2014 Projections 43 108 15 5 16 1 .269
3 Year Average 13 12 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Soto's inability to make the next step at Triple-A Louisville are emblematic with the struggles of the Reds' farm system to produce adequate bench bats and injury replacements the last two seasons. After hitting 30 homers in 2011 at Double-A Carolina, Soto hit for half as many each of the next two seasons at the next level up, all while moving to first base, where he's of the least possible value in the Reds' organization. When he got a cup of coffee in September, he was overmatched, striking out six times in 12 hitless at-bats. And the big problem for the Reds is that there isn't much else in the upper levels of their farm system that's better than Soto, so he remains on the 40-man roster despite being an unlikely candidate to help in the event of an injury to one of their major league starters.
1856 Chris Schwinden (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 2 0 14.7 9 7.36 1.57
1857 John Maine (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 0 0 7.3 7 12.27 2.73
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 7.3 7 12.27 2.73
1858 Chris Hatcher (Mia - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-2
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 8.7 7 12.46 1.96
2014 Projections 2 4 0 47.0 40 4.15 1.36
3 Year Average 0 0 0 11.3 8 7.15 1.76
1859 Brian Flynn (Mia - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 2 0 18.0 15 8.50 2.22
2014 Projections 4 5 0 81.0 68 4.48 1.41
3 Year Average 0 2 0 18.0 15 8.50 2.22
Outlook: Standing at an imposing 6-foot-7, Flynn parlayed his length into a solid all-around season between Double-A and Triple-A before a cup of coffee with the Marlins in September. Flynn tossed 161 innings and recorded a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 147 strikeouts against 43 walks in the minors before he got knocked around during his brief stint in the majors, but he will be given plenty of time in 2014 to develop a secondary arsenal that includes an average slider as well as a curveball and changeup -- two pitches that remain works in progress. The lefty is built to be an innings eater at the major league level and has flashed strong strikeout and walk rates during his time in the minors. Flynn has a chance to see some time in the majors in the second half of 2014, though he'll have plenty of internal competition from more highly-touted prospect arms in the organization.
1860 Mike Kickham (SF - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 3 0 28.3 29 10.16 1.98
2014 Projections 3 4 0 65.0 54 4.21 1.37
3 Year Average 0 3 0 28.3 29 10.16 1.98
Outlook: Kickham was called up as a starter in 2013 due to various injuries to the Giants' starting rotation. His time as a starter was nothing short of disastrous, as Kickham produced an ugly 13.94 ERA in three starts. It is interesting to note that Kickham shut out opponents in the first inning of all his starts, so the theory that he would be more effective as a reliever came about. The Giants tested this out when they called Kickham back up in September, using him primarily as a left-handed reliever, and he didn't allow an earned run in four of his six appearances. This short stint of success gives Kickham an outside chance of earning a bullpen spot in 2014, but he will likely start the year at Triple-A Fresno.
1861 Preston Guilmet (Pit - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 0 0 5.3 1 10.13 2.06
2014 Projections 2 3 0 45.0 40 3.65 1.31
3 Year Average 0 0 0 5.3 1 10.13 2.06
Outlook: Guilmet had a nice debut at Triple-A Columbus, but doesn't really have the late-game power arsenal that his numbers might suggest as he typically features a high-80s fastball to go along with his slider. He's held down at least a portion of his team's closing duties in each of the last three seasons in the minors, but it's hard to imagine that he'll get a chance to fill the shoes of Chris Perez in Cleveland. He might break camp with the Indians in a low-leverage bullpen role, but Guilmet seems ticketed to start the season at Triple-A Columbus, where he could end up working the ninth inning again for the Clippers.
1862 Pedro Villarreal (Cin - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-2
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 5.7 4 12.71 2.82
2014 Projections 1 2 0 31.0 28 3.69 1.32
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.3 2 10.80 2.40
1863 Ramon Ortiz (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 1 2 0 25.3 8 6.04 1.78
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 2 0 29.3 16 5.52 1.47
1864 Cody Clark (Hou - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 16 38 1 0 0 0 .105
2014 Projections 49 126 12 4 16 0 .262
3 Year Average 16 38 1 0 0 0 .105
1865 Robert Carson (LAA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 0 0 19.7 8 8.24 1.42
2014 Projections 1 3 0 36.0 30 4.20 1.36
3 Year Average 0 0 0 16.7 6 6.48 1.38
Outlook: Carson was claimed off waivers by the Angels in October after posting a forgettable 8.24 ERA with the Mets in 19.2 innings last season. This being the case, he will likely start 2014 in the minor leagues and provide organizational depth. Though Carson has generally struggled throughout his career, he is a left-handed reliever who has the ability to limit home runs, so he may have an opportunity to establish himself as a specialist in an Angels bullpen that is in need of some new blood.
1866 Philip Humber (Oak - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 8 0 54.7 36 7.90 1.74
2014 Projections 5 6 0 92.0 67 4.42 1.35
3 Year Average 5 7 0 106.7 79 5.32 1.39
1867 Deunte Heath (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 0 0 7.7 3 11.74 2.61
2014 Projections 2 3 1 45.0 40 3.52 1.29
3 Year Average 0 0 0 4.7 2 11.57 2.14
Outlook: Heath spent nearly all of 2013 at Triple-A Charlotte, pitching in just 7.2 innings for the big league team. He struggled in that small sample but had a 23:8 K:BB ratio in the 29 innings after his demotion. He held Triple-A right-handed batters to a .186 batting average on the season but will need a strong spring to avoid repeating that level in 2014. Regardless of where he begins, it's difficult to see a scenario where Heath is logging a significant number of high-leverage innings.
1868 Pedro Hernandez (Col - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 3 3 0 56.7 29 6.83 1.82
2014 Projections 3 10 0 96.0 47 8.97 1.96
3 Year Average 2 2 0 30.3 16 7.71 1.91
Outlook: Hernandez made 14 appearances (12 starts) for the Twins last season, but the results were uninspiring as he had a high walk rate (3.7 BB/9) and underwhelming velocity (88.9 mph fastball). He doesn't produce groundballs at good rate (39.9 percent) and has a mediocre strikeout rate (6.5 K/9 IP) to make matters worse. After he was let go by the Twins, he signed with Colorado where he'll likely provide depth at Triple-A.
1869 Josh Wall (Pit - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 7.0 7 18.00 3.29
2014 Projections 3 5 0 54.0 46 3.93 1.33
3 Year Average 0 0 0 6.3 6 11.37 2.21
Outlook: After allowing 14 earned runs in just seven innings pitched with the Dodgers in 2013, Wall became a piece in the trade to bring Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco to Los Angeles. He posted a solid 3.27 ERA in 22 innings at Triple-A New Orleans, but was placed on waivers and subsequently claimed by the Angels in early October. With the amount of uncertainty that surrounds the Angels' bullpen this offseason, it's likely that Wall will get a chance to pitch for the Halos in 2014, but aside from an ability to limit home runs (0.7 HR/9 in 774 innings in the minor leagues), Wall simply doesn't possess any skill set that will blow you away. He is, however, a young man with a big frame, so it's possible he will gain some velocity on his fastball going forward.
1870 Sean Nolin (Tor - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 1.3 0 40.50 6.00
2014 Projections 3 4 0 62.0 50 4.26 1.35
3 Year Average 0 1 0 1.3 0 40.50 6.00
Outlook: Nolin's excellent run through the minor leagues continued in 2013, as he produced a 3.01 ERA and 10.0 K/9 over 17 starts for Double-A New Hampshire. He got hammered in a May spot start for the Blue Jays, and was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo at the very end of the season. Standing at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, the left-handed Nolin has size and stuff that should translate to the majors. He'll likely open 2014 at the Triple-A level, though given the Blue Jays' lack of reliable starting pitchers, an Opening Day roster spot can't be entirely ruled out. Either way, Nolin figures to spend some time in Toronto before the end of 2014.
1871 Aaron Cook (FA - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 4 10 0 95.3 34 5.85 1.58
1872 Chien-Ming Wang (Cin - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 1 2 0 27.0 14 7.67 1.81
2014 Projections 3 10 0 98.0 43 5.98 1.58
3 Year Average 2 3 0 40.7 18 5.53 1.57
1873 Sam Dyson (Mia - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 2 0 11.0 5 9.00 1.91
2014 Projections 3 4 1 54.0 47 3.67 1.30
3 Year Average 0 1 0 6.0 3 10.50 2.33
Outlook: Despite a solid season in the minors that included a 2.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across three levels, Dyson -- a roster casualty in Toronto after the 2012 campaign -- was largely ineffective during a brief stint with the Marlins in September. He allowed 11 earned runs in 11 innings, with five walks against five strikeouts. Control is a key factor for Dyson, who has struck out just 100 batters in 185.1 minor league innings and offers a hard sinking fastball that has led to consistently strong groundball rates in the minors. Dyson has spent most of his time in the Marlins' system as a starter, but could also be a consideration to contribute in relief at some point in 2014.
1874 Eric Surkamp (CWS - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 1 0 2.7 0 23.63 3.38
2014 Projections 3 4 0 70.0 53 4.39 1.39
3 Year Average 1 2 0 14.7 6 7.36 1.91
1875 Jeff Manship (FA - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season 0 5 0 30.7 18 7.04 1.60
2014 Projections 3 10 0 98.0 61 6.35 1.69
3 Year Average 0 2 0 18.7 11 7.23 1.71
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