Thursday, April 28, 2016

MLB Pipeline 2016 Draft Preview - Top 100 vs Top 50

MLB Pipeline has an extensive preview of the players available for the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which will be held on June 9th, 2016. The list was expanded from 50 to 100, which is great, but the order was updated as well. Unfortunately, the update meant the previous list was lost to the ages...


I found a cached source thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Below you can find both lists compared side-by-side along with the difference, but only when it's available. Green is positive change and red is negative.

One of the names I first noticed missing from the original top four was Alec Hanson. It sounds like there are health concerns.

Here is a short list of the biggest movers:

Biggest Risers Biggest Fallers
Joey Wentz NA to 12 Nick Banks 16 to 95 (-79)
Forrest Whitley NA to 13 Bobby Dalbec 15 to 85 (-70)
Alex Kirilloff NA to 18 Alec Hanson 3 to 64 (-61)
Zack Collins NA to 20 Reggie Lawson 37 to 94 (-57)
Braxton Garrett 41 to 14 (+27) Jake Fraley 32 to 86 (-54)
Dakota Hudson 33 to 10 (+23) Kyle Funkhouser 23 to NA
Ian Anderson 28 to 11 (+17) Ian Hamilton 30 to NA