Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1420 Miguel Almonte (KC - RP)
DL60
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 2 0 8.7 10 6.23 1.62
Outlook: The 2016 season was a disappointing one for Almonte, who began the year with Triple-A but he was transferred to Double-A Northwest Arkansas in August. As a starter with Triple-A Omaha, he started 12 games, finishing with a 5.55 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. Things didn't get better with the step down to Double-A, either, as he posted a 7.31 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 16 innings pitched out of the bullpen. When he's on, his fastball and changeup are effective, but he has had recent issues with walks, which makes for a dangerous combination with the high batting average against him on balls in play, which was .341 in Triple-A and .399 after the transfer to Double-A. The Royals had previously viewed him as a top starting pitching prospect, but after 2016, they may be looking to shift him into a new role as a bullpen arm.
1422 Matt West (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 3.3 2 5.40 1.50
1423 Kelvin Marte (Mia - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 3.3 1 0.00 2.10
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.3 1 0.00 2.10
1425 Lucas Luetge (Cin - 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 5.7 4 3.18 1.24
1428 Anthony Varvaro (FA - 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 32.7 29 2.76 1.22
1429 Dylan Axelrod (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 1 0 15.3 16 4.70 1.17
1430 Collin Balester (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 1 0 15.7 13 7.47 1.91
1441 Édgar Ibarra (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 4.0 3 2.25 1.75
1442 Kyle Drabek (SF - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 2.0 2 4.50 2.50
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 3.3 3 2.70 2.10
1444 Todd Redmond (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 2 0 45.3 36 3.97 1.37
1445 David Rollins (FA - RP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 1 0 0 9.3 6 7.71 2.04
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 1 0 17.3 14 7.27 1.85
1446 Marcus Hatley (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 1.3 2 0.00 2.25
1447 Román Méndez (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 1 0 23.3 16 3.09 1.24
1448 Odrisamer Despaigne (Mia - RP, SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 2 0 30.3 17 5.93 1.71
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 3 6 0 84.0 50 4.93 1.37
Outlook: Despaigne's full transition to the bullpen in 2016 didn't do much to improve his awful numbers, as he finished the season with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He was designated for assignment by the Orioles in September and picked up by the Marlins, for whom he allowed three runs in three innings. He has abandoned multiple pitches since his encouraging rookie year in 2014 when he had seven different offerings, scrapping his slider before the 2015 season and his slow curveball in 2016, leaving him with a low-90s four-seamer, cutter, sinker, changeup, and curveball. That concentration hasn't helped him with his terrible peripherals -- 5.0 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 to go along the way to a 4.99 FIP in 2016. He remains in the Marlins' system, but the time for him to stop getting big league chances is likely to come soon if it isn't here already.
1451 Scott Atchison (FA - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 4 0 1 46.0 30 3.52 1.11
1452 C.C. Lee (Cle - 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 14.7 14 4.91 1.57
1461 Angel Castro (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 1 0 4.0 4 2.25 2.75
1462 César Cabral (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 1.0 2 18.00 4.00
1463 Jose De Paula (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 3.3 2 2.70 1.80
1465 Édgar Olmos (ChC - 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 14.0 4 4.50 1.71
1466 Taylor Jordan (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 2 0 21.3 14 5.48 1.59
1467 Giovanni Soto (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 3.3 0 0.00 0.90
Outlook: Soto was traded to the Cubs in April of 2016 and spent almost the entire season stationed in Triple-A Iowa. After multiple designations for assignment, he was most recently claimed off waivers by the White Sox. The 25-year-old does not have a lot of major league experience, but teams continue to be intrigued by his ability to generate swing-and-misses in the minors. Soto posted a solid 10.10 K/9 in 49 innings of work in 2016. On the other hand, his command was a cause for concern. Soto's control issues resulted in him issuing 5.69 BB/9, which is much higher than teams would like and helps explain his disappointing 5.14 ERA in 2016. As long as Soto continues to miss bats, he will continue to have opportunities to prove himself in the minors, but in order to stick in the major leagues, he will need to find a way to locate his pitches better in the strike zone.
1474 Eddie Butler (ChC - SP, RP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 2 5 0 64.0 47 7.17 1.69
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 2 5 0 53.0 31 6.45 1.77
Outlook: Once one of the top prospects in the Rockies' system, Butler just hasn't been able to find any success at the major league level. The 25-year-old shuttled between Triple-A and the big leagues all season. Although he posted career-best marks in both K/9 (6.6) and BB/9 (3.0), those numbers were still underwhelming, and when paired with his career-worst 1.8 HR/9, it made for an awful year. The right-hander is only 25 years old, so there's still some room for development, but the window is closing for him. With a trade to the Cubs over the offseason, Butler will be hard-pressed to climb above a swingman role in 2017.
1475 Javy Guerra (Mia - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2016 Season 0 0 0 6.3 4 5.68 1.89
2017 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 1 1 0 18.0 14 3.00 1.39
1476 R.J. Álvarez (Tex - 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 14.0 16 7.71 1.71
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