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2013 MLB Draft: Mock Draft 3.0 - Final Edition

2013 MLB Draft: Mock Draft 3.0 - Final Edition
June 6, 2013
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Its draft day and this means it is time for my final mock. Instead of doing another first round with capsules, it made more sense to do a deeper mock. I will still highlight the Indians pick, because, well, this is an Indians website and I figure that is what most people care about.

I was originally going to do a 100 pick mock, but then I realized it would take 106 to finish round three, then figured I might as well go five more picks. Then I could go to 111 picks and end with the third Indians selection in the fourth round.

For this mock I didn't get too much into finance. I tried to be conscious of it, but for instance I had the Marlins way under slot on pick one so they could take a risk on Manaea later. I also realize I have them taking four starters. It's not perfect but frankly how many other mocks do you find out there that are this big. I hope everyone enjoys.

Note, for detailed capsules and information on most of the first 40 or so picks, check out my mock posted on Tuesday.

1. Houston Astros -Jonathan Gray RHP Oklahoma
2. Chicago Cubs - Mark Appel RHP Stanford
3. Colorado Rockies - Kris Bryant 3B San Diego
4. Minnesota Twins - Kohl Stewart RHP HS
5. Cleveland Indians - Clint Frazier OF HS

The Indians have shown three tendencies to me over the last four years. One, they like to draft players who play up the middle, and Frazier did just this in high school and might be able to in the pros. Two, the next thing they look for is athletes, and while it often does get overlooked but Frazier is a very good athlete. Third, they also look for gritty players who play every game as a matter of life or death. Frazier, in part thanks to his red hair, is often said to play like his hair is on fire. He really strikes me as a guy who fits everything the Indians look for, and I think he will be the selection unless one of the big three falls.

6. Miami Marlins - Alex Gonzales RHP Oral Roberts
7. Boston Red Sox - Colin Moran 3B UNC
8. Kansas City Royals - Braden Shipley RHP Nevada
9. Pittsburgh Pirates (M. Appel ) - Reese McGuire C HS
10. Toronto Blue Jays - Phil Bickford RHP HS
11. New York Mets - Austin Meadows OF HS
12. Seattle Mariners - DJ Peterson 1B New Mexico
13. San Diego Padres - Trey Ball LHP HS
14. Pittsburgh Pirates - Hunter Renfroe OF Mississippi State
15. Arizona Diamondbacks -Ryne Stanek RHP Arkansas
16. Philadelphia Phillies - JP Crawford SS HS
17. Chicago White Sox - Aaron Judge OF Fresno State
18. Los Angeles Dodgers - Dominic Smith 1B HS
19. St. Louis Cardinals -Austin Wilson OF Stanford
20. Detroit Tigers - Hunter Harvey RHP HS
21. Tampa Bay Rays - Nick Ciuffo C HS
22. Baltimore Orioles - Devin Williams RHP HS
23. Texas Rangers - Travis Demeritte 3B HS
24. Oakland Athletics - Tim Anderson SS East Central CC
25. San Francisco Giants - Phil Earvin OF Samford
26. New York Yankees - Rob Kaminsky LHP HS
27. Cincinnati Reds - Jon Denney C HS
28. St. Louis Cardinals (K. Lohse) - Eric Jagielo 3B
29. Tampa Bay Rays (B.J. Upton) -  Cody Reed LHP Northwest Mississippi CC
30. Texas Rangers (J. Hamilton) - Matt Krook LHP HS
31. Atlanta Braves (M. Bourn) - Josh Hart OF HS
32. New York Yankees (N. Swisher) - Billy McKinney OF HS
33. New York Yankees (R. Soriano) -  Kyle Serrano RHP HS
34. Kansas City Royals -  Chris Anderson RHP Jacksonville
35. Miami Marlins (from the Pirates) - Sean Manaea LHP Indiana State
36. Arizona Diamondbacks - Hunter Dozier SS Stephen F Austin
37. Baltimore Orioles - Marco Gonzales LHP Gonzaga
38. Cincinnati Reds - Wil Crowe RHP HS
39. Detroit Tigers (from the Marlins) - Jonathan Crawford RHP Florida
40. Houston Astros - Hunter Green LHP HS
41. Chicago Cubs - Michael Lorenzen OF/RHP Cal Fullerton
42. Colorado Rockies - Ian Clarkin LHP HS
43. Minnesota Twins - Ryan Boldt OF HS
44. Miami Marlins - Jason Hursh RHP Oklahoma State
45. Boston Red Sox - Aaron Blair RHP Marshall
46. Kansas City Royals - Jacob Brentz LHP HS
47. Toronto Blue Jays - Blake Taylor LHP HS
48. New York Mets - Andrew Thurman RHP UC Irvine
49. Seattle Mariners -  Andrew Mitchell RHP TCU
50. San Diego Padres - Dustin Peterson SS HS
51. Pittsburgh Pirates - Bobby Wahl RHP Ole Miss
52. Arizona Diamondbacks - Kevin Ziomek LHP Vanderbilt
53. Philadelphia Phillies - Cavan Biggio 2B HS
54. Milwaukee Brewers -Ryan Eades RHP LSU
55. Chicago White Sox - Tom Windle LHP Minnesota
56. Los Angeles Dodgers - Alex Balog RHP San Francisco
57. St. Louis Cardinals - Cord Sandberg OF HS
58. Detroit Tigers - Clinton Hollon RHP HS
59. Los Angeles Angels - Riley Unroe SS HS
60. Tampa Bay Rays - Matt McPhearson OF HS
61. Baltimore Orioles -Garret Williams LHP HS
62. Texas Rangers - Jordan Paroubeck OF HS
63. Oakland Athletics - Andrew Knapp C California
64. San Francisco Giants - Corey Knebel RHP Texas
65. Atlanta Braves - Colby Suggs Arkansas
66. New York Yankees - Trevor Williams ASU
67. Cincinnati Reds - Dustin Driver RHP HS
68. Washington Nationals - Oscar Mercado SS HS
69. San Diego Padres - Chad Pinder 3B Virginia Tech
70. Colorado Rockies - Stuart Turner C Ole Miss
71. Oakland A's - Michael O'Neill OF Michigan
72. Milwaukee Brewers - Tyler Skunia LHP Kent State
73. Miami Marlins (from the Tigers)  - Dillon Overton LHP Oklahoma
74. Houston Astros - Justin Williams OF HS
75. Chicago Cubs - Kent Emanuel LHP UNC
76. New York Mets (T. Stankiewicz ) Trey Masak RHP Texas Tech
77. Colorado Rockies - Jared King OF Kansas State
78. Minnesota Twins - Chris Okey C HS
79. Cleveland Indians -Carlos Salazar RHP HS

Salazar is what is referred to as a pop up player. It is a term for a guy who pops up out of nowhere and makes himself a prospect. I did not expect him to be here, but when he was it seemed like a good fit.. He touches 97 and shows a good changeup. There are concerns he might be a pen arm long term because his third pitch is so raw. Still, he is a guy who could easily go in the second, and has big time upside.

80. Miami Marlins - Ryan McMahon 3B HS
81. Boston Red Sox -Jacoby Jones 2B LSU
82. Kansas City Royals - Andrew Church RHP HS
83. Toronto Blue Jays - Teddy Stankiewicz RHP Seminole State CC
84. New York Mets - Jake Johnson RHP Dallas Baptist University
85. Seattle Mariners - Rob Zastryzny LHP Missouri
86. San Diego Padres - AJ Vanegas RHP Stanford
87. Pittsburgh Pirates - Tucker Neuhaus SS HS
88. Arizona Diamondbacks -Zane Evans C Georgia Tech
89. Philadelphia Phillies - AJ Puk LHP HS
90. Milwaukee Brewers - Scott Frazier RHP Pepperdine
91. Chicago White Sox - Tyler O'Neill C HS
92. Los Angeles Dodgers - Jan Hernandez SS HS
93. St. Louis Cardinals - Eric Lauer LHP HS
94. Detroit Tigers - Rowdy Tellez 1B HS
95. Los Angeles Angels - Corey Littrel LHP Kentucky
96. Philadelphia Phillies (A. Rash ) - Drew Ward 1B HS
97. Tampa Bay Rays - Ryon Healy 1B Oregon
98. Baltimore Orioles - Dom Nunez C HS
99. Texas Rangers - Thomas Milone OF HS
100. Oakland Athletics - Mason Smith OF HS
101. San Francisco Giants - Trey Michalczewski SS HS
102. Atlanta Braves - Victor Caratini C Miami Dade JC
103. New York Yankees - Buck Farmer RHP Georgia Tech
104. Cincinnati Reds -Jamie Sherfy RHP Oregon
105. Washington Nationals - Taylor Williams RHP Kent State
106. Oakland Athletics - Myles Smith RHP Lee University
107. Houston Astros - Ivan Wilson OF HS
108. Chicago Cubs - Daniel Palka OF Georgia Tech
109. Colorado Rockies - Garret Hampson SS HS
110. Minnesota Twins - Christian Arroyo SS HS
111. Cleveland Indians - Jonah Wesley LHP HS

Wesley was not in anyone's top 100, so I think he could well be sitting here at 111. He doesn't have massive upside but he is very polished for a high school pitcher. He has a good four pitch mix, and I think will move pretty quickly. The Indians really lack quality left handed starters, and Wesley might not have front of the rotation upside, but he seems like a safe bet to be no worse than a back end starter.

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User Comments

June 6, 2013 - 4:10 PM EDT
I don't think Moran is bad, I just think he is limited. Average at best defender, lack of versatility beyond 1B/3B probably, and may not have a high ceiling. I think of the players available he is probably the most sure thing position players and he is being lauded as the best pure hitter in the draft (like Naquin last year), but I'd just prefer to select other available options.
June 6, 2013 - 4:05 PM EDT
Has to be Meadows if he is there. Such great upside with he (and Fraizer), but the size and room for growth is what sells him for me.
June 6, 2013 - 3:56 PM EDT
Is Moran really THAT bad? Seems to be a talented stick, although his lack of athletic ability is a big concern.
June 6, 2013 - 1:12 PM EDT
I have to say I would be quite alright if the Indians drafted Braden Shipley. They could go a lot of ways though, Moran isn't one I would be too happy with.
June 6, 2013 - 1:11 PM EDT
I'm sold it will be Clint Frazier at 5. He simply fits the profile for the Tribe and has huge upside, IMHO. I think Frazier could slide right into Lake County and not miss a beat.
June 6, 2013 - 12:35 PM EDT
I'm 100% in agreement with you, Daingean. Appel, Gray, Bryant, and Frazier are easily my top 4 in this draft, I just get the feeling we will take Moran. Still hoping for Frazier though, as I think Bryant, Appel, and Gray will all be gone.
June 6, 2013 - 12:27 PM EDT
I hope it's Frazier if Appel, Gray and Bryant are gone. I don't trust the Tribe with developing a HS starting pitcher (they just haven't done it....and too many end up as BP arms) biggest fear is Moran though....I just see a Moran pick as a like a Sowers, Crowe, Aubrey or Mills type pick.
June 6, 2013 - 12:07 PM EDT
Oh. thanks Tony. For some reason I was thinking that the 3rd rounder would not be until somewhere in the 100s with all the freaking compensatory picks.
June 6, 2013 - 11:59 AM EDT
They don't. They lost their second rounder and compensatory pick and don't pick again until the third round (#79).
June 6, 2013 - 11:56 AM EDT
I was thinking that the Indians did not have any more picks after their #5 pick until the 3rd round.

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