2016 MLB Mock Draft: Penultimate Edition

The 2016 MLB draft is almost here, and it’s looking to be one of the more interesting ones in terms of talent. With the prep season really starting to take shape, a lot of high school players are making the case to be first rounders, and as the college season gets close to winding down, those who have performed well are starting to separate from those who haven’t.

This month’s mock differs from the past couple mocks because there will be competitive balance selections. There will be no explanations this time around, as personal reasons prevent me from devoting much time to this particular mock. With that being said, let’s begin the penultimate edition of the 2016 MLB mock draft.

1. Philadelphia Phillies: AJ Puk, LHP, Florida

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2. Cincinnati Reds: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

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3. Atlanta Braves: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

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4. Colorado Rockies: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade College Prep, California

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5. Milwaukee Brewers: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat HS, New Jersey

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6. Oakland A’s: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

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7. Miami Marlins: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

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8. San Diego Padres: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Kansas

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9. Detroit Tigers: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence HS, Alabama

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10. Chicago White Sox: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS, California

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11. Seattle Mariners: Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico

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12. Boston Red Sox: Joey Wentz, LHP, Shawnee East Mission HS, Kansas

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13. Tampa Bay Rays: Will Craig, 1B/3B, Wake Forest

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14. Cleveland Indians: Zack Collins, C/1B/DH, Miami

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15. Minnesota Twins: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights HS, Texas

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16. Los Angeles Angels: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shendandehowa HS, New York

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17, Houston Astros: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

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18. New York Yankees: Connor Jones, RHP, Virginia

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19. New York Mets: Anthony Kay, LHP, UConn

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20. Los Angeles Dodgers: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS, Pennsylvania

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21. Toronto Blue Jays: Buddy Reed, OF, Florida

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22. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

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23. St. Louis Cardinals: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

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COMPENSATORY SELECTIONS:

24. San Diego Padres: Josh Lowe, 3B/RHP, Pope HS, Georgia

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25. San Diego Padres: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

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26. Chicago White Sox: Chris Okey, C, Clemson

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27. Baltimore Orioles: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep, Pennsylvania

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28. Washington Nationals: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon HS, California

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29. Washington Nationals: Carter Kieboom, 3B, Walton HS, Georgia

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30. Texas Rangers: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

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31. New York Mets: Drew Mendoza, 3B, Lake Minneola HS, Florida

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32. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep, Texas

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33. St. Louis Cardinals: Will Benson, 1B/OF, Westminster Schools, Georgia

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34. St. Louis Cardinals: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

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COMPETITIVE BALANCE PICKS

35. Cincinnati Reds: Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville

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36. Los Angeles Dodgers: Anfernee Grier, OF, Auburn

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37. Oakland A’s: Daulton Jefferies, RHP, California

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38. Colorado Rockies: Joe Rizzo, 3B, Oakton HS, Virginia

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39. Arizona Diamondbacks: Matt Krook, LHP, Oregon

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40. Atlanta Braves: Pete Alonso, 1B, Florida

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41. Pittsburgh Pirates: TJ Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

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