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2014 MLB draft: Best tools -- college position players

2014 MLB draft: Best tools — college position players

by Dan Kirby | Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
| 2787 baseball fanatics read this article

The 2014 MLB draft is less than two weeks away, with the first two rounds to be held on June 5. I have been posting my “best tools” lists for the draft, and I am finishing with the college hitters. These are my own personal rankings:

See the other lists: High school pitchers, high school position players, college pitchers)

Power

1. A.J. Reed, 1B, Kentucky
2. Kyle Schwarber, C/1B, Indiana
3. Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Wichita State
4. D.J. Davis, OF/1B, Cal State Fullerton
5. Taylor Sparks, 3B, UC Irvine
6. Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State
7. Matt Chapman, 3B, Cal State Fullerton
8. Dylan Davis, OF, Oregon State
9. Sam Travis, 1B, Indiana
10. Mike Papi, OF, Virginia
11. Austin Byler, 1B/3B, Nevada
12. Connor Joe, C/1B, San Diego
13. Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia
14. Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco
15. Aramis Garcia, C, Florida International
16. Grayson Greiner, C, South Carolina
17. Michael Katz, 1B, William & Mary
18. Aaron Mizel, OF, Georgia Southern
19. Rhys Hoskins, 1B/OF, Sacramento State
20. Alex Blandino, 2B/3B, Stanford

Hitting

1. Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Wichita State
2. Kyle Schwarber, C/1B, Indiana
3. Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State
4. Max Pentecost, C, Kennesaw State
5. Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco
6. Mike Papi, OF, Virginia
7. Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State
8. Taylor Sparks, 3B, UC Irvine
9. Alex Blandino, 3B, Stanford
10. Sam Travis, 1B, Indiana
11. Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia
12. J.D. Davis, OF/1B, Cal State Fullerton
13. Jordan Luplow, OF, Fresno State
14. Connor Joe, C/1B, San Diego
15. Caleb Adams, OF, Louisiana Lafayette

Speed

1. Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State
2. Tanner English, OF, South Carolina
3. Greg Allen, OF, San Diego State
4. Bobby Boyd, OF, West Virginia
5. Austin Slater, OF, Stanford
6. Landon Curry, OF, Indiana State
7. Mark Zagunis, C, Virginia Tech
8. Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco
9. Austin Cousino, OF, Kentucky
10. Caleb Adams, OF, Louisiana Lafayette

Arm

1. Dylan Davis, OF, Oregon State
2. Matt Chapman, 3B, Cal State Fullerton
3. Tanner English, OF, South Carolina
4. Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco
5. Brian Anderson, 2B, Arkansas
6. J.D. Davis, OF/1B, Cal State Fullerton
7. A.J. Reed, 1B, Kentucky
8. Joey Pankake, SS/2B, South Carolina
9. Taylor Sparks, 3B, UC Irvine
10. Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State

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