1. Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies:
A first overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, Mickey Moniak was expected to make an immediate impact for the Philadelphia Phillies. A talented outfielder from La Costa Canyon High School in California, Moniak has the potential to be an All-Star caliber player in his career. He has a sweet left-handed swing and plus speed that could give the Phillies a dynamic offensive weapon.
2. Thomas Jones - Miami Marlins:
The second overall pick in the draft was outfielder Thomas Jones from Chipola College in Florida. An athletic and versatile player, Jones has the ability to hit for a high average with some power, while also providing top-notch defense in the outfield. He already made his debut this season and looks like he will be a mainstay in the Marlins’ lineup for years to come.
3. Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals:
With their first-round pick, the St. Louis Cardinals selected California prep star Dylan Carlson out of Elk Grove High School. The lefty outfielder is an advanced hitter with gap power and plus speed. He can play all three outfield positions, giving the Cardinals a versatile weapon.
4. Cole Irvin - Philadelphia Phillies:
The Phillies drafted left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin out of Oregon in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. Considered one of the best command starters in his class, Irvin has four quality pitches that he can spot for strikes across the plate. He already made his debut this season and looks to be one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
5. James Kaprielian - New York Yankees:
In addition to their first-round pick, the Yankees selected right-hander James Kaprielian out of UCLA in the second round of the draft. The reigning Pac-12 pitcher of the year, Kaprielian has four pitches that he can command for strikes and is expected to be a front-line starter in the future.
6. Kyle Tucker - Houston Astros:
The Houston Astros selected outfielder Kyle Tucker with the 5th overall pick in the draft out of Plant High School in Florida. An advanced hitter for his age, Tucker has plus bat speed and power potential that could make him one of baseball’s premier sluggers. He already had an impressive debut this season and looks to be a key piece for years to come.
7. Derek Fisher - Houston Astros:
Also from Plant High School, the Astros scooped up outfielder Derek Fisher with their 37th overall pick in the draft. An athletic player, Fisher has plus speed and power potential along with a good arm. He made his debut this season for the Astros and looks to be a key contributor to their success.
8. Robert Tyler - Colorado Rockies:
The Colorado Rockies selected right-hander Robert Tyler out of Georgia in the third round of the 2016 draft. A big hard thrower, Tyler has been clocked as high as 102 mph and can back it up with an impressive slider and changeup. With some more development, he could be an elite starter in the future.
9. Pete Alonso - New York Mets:
In addition to Kaprielian, the Mets drafted slugging first baseman Pete Alonso in the second round out of Florida. An impressive power hitter, Alonso has hit 48 home runs in his two collegiate seasons and looks to bring that same type of power to the Mets.
10. Alec Hansen - Chicago White Sox:
The Chicago White Sox selected right-hander Alec Hansen out of Oklahoma in the second round of the 2016 draft. A tall and imposing figure on the mound, Hansen throws an electric fastball that can touch triple digits with late life. He also has a plus slider and curveball to go along with it, making him one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
11. Daniel Johnson - Washington Nationals:
The Washington Nationals selected outfielder Daniel Johnson out of New Mexico Junior College in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. A plus runner with good hitting tools, Johnson has the potential to be an impact player at the top of a major league lineup. He made his debut this season and looks like he could be a key contributor for years to come.
12. Mike Shawaryn - Boston Red Sox:
The Red Sox selected right-hander Mike Shawaryn out of Maryland in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. An impressive strike thrower, Shawaryn can command his pitches for strikes across the plate and has a good feel for changing speeds. He already made his debut this season and looks to be a key contributor for years to come.
13. Ryan Mountcastle - Baltimore Orioles:
The Orioles selected shortstop Ryan Mountcastle out of Hagerty High School in Florida with the 36th overall pick in the 2016 draft. An advanced hitter for his age, Mountcastle has a sweet lefty swing and plus bat speed that could make him a serious power threat in the future. He already had an impressive debut this season and looks to be a key contributor to their success.
14. Lucius Fox - Tampa Bay Rays:
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Lucius Fox out of the International Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico with the 54th overall pick in the 2016 draft. A plus runner with an impressive arm, Fox already has experience playing shortstop at a professional level. He made his debut this season and looks to be a key contributor for years to come.
15. Bryse Wilson - Atlanta Braves:
The Atlanta Braves selected right-hander Bryse Wilson out of Orange High School in North Carolina with the 81st overall pick in the 2016 draft. A big hard thrower, Wilson has been clocked as high as 98 mph and can back it up with a plus slider and changeup. With some more development, he could be an elite starter in the future.