2014 MLB Draft: Top 50 Prospects

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013

These are the initial BLF prospect rankings for the 2014 MLB Draft

 Rank  Player  Position  School
     1  Carlos Rodon     LHP  NC State
     2  Jeff Hoffman     RHP  East Carolina
     3  Trea Turner     SS  NC State
     4  Tyler Kolek     RHP  Shepherd, TX
     5  Luke Weaver     RHP  Florida State
     6  Michael Gettys   OF/RHP  Gainesville, GA
     7  Jacob Gatewood      SS  Clovis, CA
     8  Alex Jackson      C  Rancho Bernardo, CA
     9  Nick Gordon   SS/RHP  Olympia, FL
   10  Tyler Beede      RHP  Vanderbilt
   11  Brandon Finnegan      LHP  Texas Christian
   12  Michael Kopech      RHP  Mt. Pleasant, TX
   13  Grant Holmes      RHP  Conway, SC
   14  Dylan Cease      RHP  Milton, GA
   15  Sean Reid-Foley      RHP  Sandalwood, GA
   16  Touki Toussaint      RHP  Coral Springs Christian, FL
   17  Sean Newcombe      LHP  Hartford
   18  Derek Fisher      OF  Virginia
   19  Nick Burdi      RHP  Louisville
   20  Jackson Reetz      C  Norris, NE
   21  Mac Marshall      LHP  Parkview, GA
   22  Kyle Schwarber      C  Indiana
   23  Chase Vallot      C  St. Thomas More
   24  Max Pentecost      C  Kennessaw State
   25  Braxton Davidson      1B  TC Roberson, NC
   26  Matt Chapman      3B  Cal State Fullerton
   27  Aaron Nola      RHP  Louisiana State
   28  Sean Bouchard      3B  Cathedral Catholic, CA
   29  Michael Conforto      OF  Oregon State
   30  Luis Ortiz      RHP  Sanger, CA
   31  Michael Cederoth      RHP  San Diego State
   32  Marcus Wilson      OF  Serra, CA
   33  Brady Aiken      LHP  Cathedral Catholic, CA
   34  Kodi Medeiros      LHP  Waiakea, HI
   35  Alex Verdugo    OF/LHP  Sahuaro, AZ
   36  Ti’quan Forbes      SS  Columbia, MS
   37  Jack Flaherty      3B  Harvard-Westlake, CA
   38  Stone Garrett      OF  George Ranch, TX
   39  Turner Larkins      RHP  Martin, TX
   40  Carl Chester      OF  Lake Brantley, FL
   41  Justus Sheffield      LHP  Tullahoma, TN
   42  Zach Shannon   OF/RHP  Anderson, OH
   43  Karsten Whitson      RHP  Florida
   44  Gareth Morgan      OF  North Toronto Collegiate, ON
   45  Keaton McKinney      RHP  Ankeny, IA
   46  Foster Griffin      LHP  The First Academy, FL
   47  Kel Johnson      OF  Home School, GA
   48  Grant Hockin      RHP  Damien, CA
   49  Chris Ellis      RHP  Mississippi
   50  Chad Sobotka      RHP  South Carolina Upstate

 

 

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  1. KevinRBLF says:

    I won’t even begin to list all the issues I have with said list.

    Justin Bellinger not being on it I feel is a real disservice to him. Also Cederoth being that low unless his arm has completely fallen off is a problem. You shot yourselves in the foot with that one as well because if he’s going to drop so dramatically how in the name of all things holy did Whitson work his way up like that already.

  2. Matt Grabusky says:

    I warned you that you would have issues with it. To your stated issues. I like Bellinger and he was in the conversation. If the list went to 60, he would be on there and I can see him, at the moment, anywhere from 4-60. Reports are that Whitson is healthy, and a healthy Whitson is a top 50 prospect and could easily be higher than where we have him when all is said and done. I can see the Cederoth argument and expected it. Talk to Kevin, he’ll explain and the reasoning is beyond valid.

  3. KevinRBLF says:

    I just think it’s pretty contradictory on Whitson and Cederoth is all. Your doing it for 1 but not the other.

  4. Texas Scout says:

    I am surprised Texas doesnt have a few more on the list….
    *Justin Twine kid is unbelievable. Quick, athletic, and can rake. I think he is 2nd best MIF in 2014.
    * Patrick Mathis is moving up quickly on everyones rankings… Lefty with big power and prob the best all round outfielder in Texas. Strong and Accurate Arm. Many pro scouts think he is best hitter in TX.

  5. Matt Grabusky says:

    I’m a fan of quite a few texas players. Larkins, Jarvis, Hill, Ducoff, and more can be added to those mentioned. If the ratings were extended to 100, some of those guys would be on there and they certainly have the chance to move up.

    • KevinRBLF says:

      To what Matt said and your comment certainly some good names mentioned. Texas annually puts out some of the best talent and that’s no different this year. From what I hear the next few years also have quite a few interesting talents. It really speaks to the state of HS sports in Texas.

  6. Marshall McKinnon should move up list. says:

    Strong arm, 3/4 armslot, 2 and 4 seam, slider, change.

  7. crackedbats says:

    You’re missing the boat on Michael Chavis not to include him in the Top 50. He is ranked in 2014 Top 15 HS players on Perfect Game. Watched him work out for Texas Rangers this past weekend. Glove work was outstanding. Has improved tremendously. Swings a huge bat, has 6.70 60 speed and throws across diamond @ 91mph.

  8. Staff says:

    cracked bats, you are definitely correct on Chavis. He would be in our top 50 now, as you can see in our top 25 poll http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2013/11/26/mlb-draft-top-25-prospects-poll/

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