2019 MLB Draft Team Grades Recap


2019 baseball draft

Arizona Diamondbacks: Grade: A+
Best Pick: (No. 16 Overall) Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (WA)
Riskiest Pick: (No. 33 Overall) Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy
Sleeper Pick: (No. 74) Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

Atlanta Braves: Grade: C-
Best Pick: (No. 9 Overall) Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
Riskiest Pick: (No. 9 Overall) Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 187) Tanner Gordon, RHP, Indiana

Baltimore Orioles: Grade: A+
Best Pick: (No. 1 Overall) Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 79 Overall) Zach Watson, CF, LSU
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 42 Overall) Gunnar Henderson, SS, John T. Morgan Academy (AL)

Boston Red Sox: Grade: C-
Best Pick: (No. 69 Overall) Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy (PR)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 43 Overall) Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 137 Overall) Noah Song, RHP, Navy

Chicago Cubs: Grade: C
Best Pick: (No. 64 Overall) Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 27 Overall) Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 192 Overall) Ethan Hearn, C, Mobile Christina HS (AL)

Chicago White Sox: Grade: B-
Best Pick: (No. 3 Overall) Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 45 Overall) Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (TX)
Sleeper Pick:

Cincinnati Reds: Grade: B+
Best Pick: (No. 7 Overall) Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 49 Overall) Rece Hinds, 3B, IMG Academy (FL)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 110 Overall) James Beard, CF, Loyd Star HS (MS)

Cleveland Indians: Grade: D+
Best Pick: (No. 24 Overall) Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 24 Overall) Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 101 Overall) Joseph Naranjo, 1B, Rueben S. Ayala HS (CA)

Colorado Rockies: Grade: D
Best Pick: (No. 62 Overall) Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 23 Overall) Michael Toglia, 1B, UCLA
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 77 Overall) Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan

Detroit Tigers: Grade: A-
Best Pick: (No. 5 Overall) Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (FL)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 172) Cooper Johnson, C, Ole Miss
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 47 Overall) Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

Houston Astros: Grade: C-
Best Pick: (No. 106 Overall) Jordan Brewer, OF, Michigan
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 32 Overall) Korey Lee, C, California
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 226 Overall) Blair Henry, RHP, Texas

Kansas City Royals: Grade: A+
Best Pick: (No. 2 Overall) Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (TX)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 44 Overall) Brady McConnell, SS, Florida
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 109 Overall) Michael Massey, 2B, Illinois

Los Angeles Angels: Grade: C+
Best Pick: (No. 931 Overall) Spencer Jones, CF, La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 931 Overall) Spencer Jones, CF, La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 55 Overall) Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (CA)

Los Angeles Dodgers: Grade: A-
Best Pick: (No. 31 Overall): Michael Busch, 1B/OF, North Carolina / (No. 25 Overall): Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 161 Overall) Jack Little, RHP, Stanford
Sleeper:
(No. 78 Overall) Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis HS (TX)

Miami Marlins: Grade: A
Best Pick: (No. 4 Overall) JJ Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 46 Overall) Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Ga.)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 35 Overall) Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

Milwaukee Brewers: Grade: C+
Best Pick: (No. 65 Overall) Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College (IL)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 163 Overall) Thomas Dillard, C, Ole Miss
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 223 Overall) Gabe Holt, CF, Texas Tech

Minnesota Twins: Grade: A-
Best Pick: (No. 13 Overall) Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (CA)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 13 Overall) Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (CA)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 149 Overall) Will Holland, SS, Auburn

New York Mets: Grade: A
Best Pick: (No. 12 Overall) Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (TX)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 89 Overall) Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS (FL)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 89 Overall) Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS (FL)

New York Yankees: Grade: C
Best Pick: (No. 38 Overall) TJ Sikkema, LHP, Missouri
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 615 Overall) Jack Leiter, RHP, Delbarton School (NJ)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 67 Overall) Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

Oakland Athletics: Grade: D+
Best Pick: (No. 29 Overall) Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 66 Overall) Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 164 Overall) Jalen Greer, SS, St. Rita HS (IL)

Philadelphia Phillies: Grade: B-
Best Pick: (No. 14 Overall) Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 91 Overall) Jamari Baylor, SS, Benedictine School (VA)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 120 Overall) Erik Miller, LHP, Stanford

Pittsburgh Pirates: Grade: B
Best Pick: (No. 18 Overall): Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS (IL)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 37 Overall) Sammy Siani, OF, William Penn Charter (PA)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 57 Overall): Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

San Diego Padres: Grade: B-
Best Pick: (No. 6 Overall): CJ Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity Catholic HS (GA)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 73 Overall): Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 84 Overall) Hudson Head, CF, Winston Churchill HS (TX)

San Francisco Giants: Grade: A-
Best Pick: (No. 10 overall) Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 176 Overall) Dilan Rosario, SS, Colegio Marista HS (PR)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 51 Overall) Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

Seattle Mariners: Grade: C+
Best Pick: (No. 20 Overall) George Kirby, RHP, Elon
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 186 Overall) Michael Limoncelli, RHP, Horseheads HS (NY)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 76 Overall) Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

St. Louis Cardinals: Grade: C
Best Pick:
(No. 58 Overall) Trejyn Fletcher, CF, Deering HS (ME)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 19 Overall) Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 215 Overall) Jack Ralston, LHP, UCLA

Tampa Bay Rays: Grade: A
Best Pick: (No. 36 Overall) JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (TX)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 128 Overall) Graeme Stinson, LHP, Duke
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 40 Overall) Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

Texas Rangers: Grade: B-
Best Pick: (No. 8 Overall) Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 41 Overall) Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 475 Overall) Triston Polley, LHP, Indiana State

Toronto Blue Jays: Grade: B+
Best Pick: (No. 11 Overall) Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 207 Overall) L.J. Talley, 2B, Georgia
Sleeper Pick:
(No.52 Overall) Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy (FL)

Washington Nationals: Grade: A-
Best Pick: (No. 17 Overall) Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto JC (TX)
Riskiest Pick:
(No. 17 Overall) Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto JC (TX)
Sleeper Pick:
(No. 153 Overall) Tyler Dyson, RHP, Florida












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