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2014 MLB draft: Best tools -- high school position players

2014 MLB draft: Best tools — high school position players

by Dan Kirby | Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
| 2978 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 decided to put together my own personal top tools lists starting with the high school position players. Here are my rankings:

Power

1. Alex Jackson, C/OF, Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)
2. Jacob Gatewood, SS, Clovis HS (CA)
3. Michael Chavis, 3B, Sprayberry HS (GA)
4. Chase Vallot, C, St. Thomas More HS (LA)
5. Michael Gettys, OF, Gainesville HS (GA)
6. Braxton Davidson, OF/1B, Roberson HS (NC)
7. Kel Johnson, OF/1B, Home School (GA)
8. Gareth Morgan, OF, Blyth Academy (ON)
9. Clay Casey, OF, DeSoto Central HS (MS)
10. Colton Shaver, C, Jordan HS (UT)
11. Evan Skoug, C, Libertyville HS (IL)
12. Greg Deichmann, 3B/2B, Brother Martin HS (LA)
13. Alex Destino, OF, North Buncombe HS (NC)
14. D.J. Peters, OF, Glendora HS (FL)
15. Jon Littell, OF, Stillwater HS (OK)
16. Joe Dunand, SS/3B, Gulliver Schools (FL)
17. Zach Shannon, 1B/OF, Anderson HS (OH)
18. Bobby Bradley, OF/3B, Harrison Central HS (MS)
19. Isiah Gilliam, OF/1B, Parkview HS (GA)
20. Sean Bouchard, 3B, Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
21. Justin Bellinger, 1B, St. Sebastian HS (MA)
22. Jakson Reetz, C/OF, Norris HS (NE)
23. Handsome Monica, 3B/OF, St. Paul HS (LA)
24. Devon Fisher, C, Western Branch HS (VA)
25. Marcus Wilson, OF, Junipero Serra HS (CA)

Hitting

1. Forrest Wall, 2B, Orangewood Christian HS (FL)
2. Alex Jackson, C/OF, Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)
3. Braxton Davidson, OF/1B, Roberson HS (NC)
4. Michael Chavis, 3B, Sprayberry HS (GA)
5. Luke Bonfield, OF, IMG Academy (FL)
6. Nick Gordon, SS, Olympia HS (FL)
7. Matthew Railey, OF, North Florida Christian HS (FL)
8. Jakson Reetz, C/OF, Norris HS (NE)
9. Derek Hill, OF, Elk Grove HS (CA)
10. Bobby Bradley, OF/3B, Harrison Central HS (MS)
11. Trace Loehr, SS, Putnam HS (OR)
12. Chase Vallot, C, St. Thomas More HS (LA)
13. Stone Garrett, OF, George Ranch HS (TX)
14. Jeremy Vasquez, 1B, Brother Martin HS (FL)
15. Josh Morgan, SS, Orange Lutheran HS (CA)
16. Monte’ Harrison, OF, Lee’s Summit HS (MO)
17. Ti’Quan Forbes, SS, Columbia HS (MS)
18. Lane Thomas, OF/SS, Beardon HS (TN)
19. J.J. Schwarz, C, Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)
20. Tate Blackman, SS/2B, Lake Brantley HS (FL)

Speed

1. Jeren Kendall, OF, Holman HS (WI)
2. Derek Hill, OF, Elk Grove HS (CA)
3. Michael Gettys, OF, Gainesville HS (GA)
4. Forrest Wall, 2B, Orangewood Christian HS (FL)
5. Monte’ Harrison, OF, Lee’s Summit HS (MO)
6. Carl Chester, OF, Lake Brantley HS (FL)
7. Darius Day, OF, Simeon HS (IL)
8. Denz’l Chapman, OF, Junipero Serra HS (CA)
9. Scott Hurst, OF, Bishop Amat HS (CA)
10. Nick Gordon, SS, Olympia HS (FL)
11. Eric Thomas, OF, Langham Creek HS (TX)
12. Trenton Kemp, OF, Buchanan HS (CA)
13. Ti’Quan Forbes, SS, Columbia HS (MS)
14. Marcus Wilson, OF, Junipero Serra HS (CA)
15. Cole Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ)
16. Justin Smith, OF, Bartram Trails HS (FL)
17. Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage HS (FL)
18. Alexis Pantojas, SS, PR Baseball Academy (PR)
19. Justin Twine, OF, Falls City HS (TX)
20. Todd Isaacs, Jr., OF, American Heritage HS (FL)
21. Troy Stokes, Jr., OF, Calvert Hall College (MD)
22. Griffin Helms, C/OF, Norcross HS (GA)
23. Stone Garrett, OF, George Ranch HS (TX)
24. Jonathan Ducoff, SS, Kingwood Park HS (TX)
25. Lane Thomas, OF/SS, Beardon HS (TN)

Arm (outfield)

1. Michael Gettys, Gainesville HS (GA)
2. Monte’ Harrison, Lee’s Summit HS (MO)
3. Scott Hurst, Bishop Amat HS (CA)
4. Marco Rivera Rios, PR Baseball Academy
5. Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)
6. Braxton Davidson, Roberson HS (NC)
7. Dalton Ewing, Milton HS (GA)
8. Garrett Stone, George Ranch HS (TX)
9. Todd Isaacs, Jr., American Heritage HS (FL)
10. Gareth Morgan, Blyth Academy (ON)

Arm (infield)

1. Nick Gordon, SS, Olympia HS (FL)
2. Michael Chavis, 3B, Sprayberry HS (GA)
3. Ti’Quan Forbes, SS, Columbia HS (MS)
4. Alexis Pantojas, SS, PR Baseball Academy (PR)
5. Jacob Gatewood, SS, Clovis HS (CA)
6. Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage HS (FL)
7. Cole Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ)
8. Josh Morgan, SS, Orange Lutheran HS (FL)

Arm (catcher)

1. Chase Vallot, St. Thomas More HS (LA)
2. Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)
3. Devon Fisher, Western Branch HS (VA)
4. J.J. Schwarz, Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)
5. Jakson Reetz, Norris HS (NE)
6. Tim Susnara, St. Francis HS (CA)
7. Benito Santiago, Coral Springs Christian Academy (FL)
8. Griffin Helms, Norcross HS (GA)

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Post By Dan Kirby (308 Posts)

Draft junkie. Cubs junkie. I one time did a commercial for cereal that never aired.

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