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2016 MLB Mock Draft: Final Mock 5 Rounds

Round 5

Posted By: Chris Ransom Last Updated: June 9, 2016

  1. Philadelphia Phillies: Stephen Wrenn, CF, Georgia

    Philadelphia will grab a center fielder at some point for depth to develop if they pass on Kyle Lewis with the top pick. Stephen Wrenn is a great option to kick off round 5.

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Cole Irvin, P, Oregon

    Cole Irvin led the Oregon Ducks with his ERA in 2016. I think Irvin will convert to the bullpen if he makes the jump to the MLB.

  3. Atlanta Braves: Mike Shawaryn, P, Maryland

    Atlanta grabs a pitcher they can develop into a future starter. Mike Shawaryn was a first round prospect on my board at one point. He's an excellent value pick for the Braves in the fifth round.

  4. Colorado Rockies: Shaun Anderson, P, Florida

    Shaun Anderson has a solid 95 mile per hour fastball. Anderson will be a great reliever in the MLB. His 13 saves and 1.05 ERA which is a team best on Florida make him a great closer prospect.

  5. Milwaukee Brewers: Jeremy Martinez, C, USC

    Jeremy Martinez batted .376 in 2016. He doesn't really excel in any categories as a prospect and that's why he may slip to the fifth round.

  6. Oakland Athletics: Bryse Wilson, P, Orange HS (NC)

    Oakland goes with a pitcher. Bryse Wilson has incredible velocity on his fastball which maxes out at 96 miles per hour. Wilson will need to develop his other pitches at the next level.

  7. Miami Marlins: Cam Shepherd, SS, Peachtree Ridge HS (GA)

    Zach Linginfelter has the upside of a #2 starter in an MLB rotation. At the same he is very raw and may take up to five years to develop unless he goes to College.

  8. San Diego Padres: Zack Thompson, P, Wapahani HS (IN)

    Zack Thompson from Wapahani High School is a projected fifth round pick. He went 13-0 with a 0.64 ERA as a sophomore, but getting injured his last two years with a shoulder injry has caused Thompson to drop 3 rounds.

  9. Detroit Tigers: Nick Solak, 2B, Louisville

    Nick Solak is tied with catcher Will Smith for the best batting average on Louisville. Solak seems like a good fifth round option at this point.

  10. Chicago White Sox: Drew Harrington, P, Louisville

    Drew Harrington went 12-2 with a 2.08 ERA. Harrington was a relief pitcher with a 0.29 ERA in 2015 and didn't start in Louisville's rotation until 2016. That's why he's a fifth round prospect at the moment.

  11. Seattle Mariners: Kyle Cody, P, Kentucky

    Kyle Cody should have taken the deal to play with the Twins last year. Now he will lose a lot more money as a fifth round pick on another AL Team.

  12. Boston Red Sox: Shane Beiber, P, U.C. Santa Barbara

    Boston drafts Shane Beiber who was a #3 starter to Dillon Tate and Justin Jacome in 2015. Beiber became the #1 friday night starter in 2016, but would be a better #3 starter on most MLB teams.

  13. Arizona Diamondbacks: Khalil Lee, P, Flint Hill HS (VA)

    Khalil Lee has incredible velocity. He only weighs 5-10 182 lbs and that lack of size may limit him in the MLB.

  14. Tampa Bay Rays: Tres Barrera, C, Texas

    Tres Barrera was a first round prospect in one of my original mocks. He falls to the Rays here in the fifth round of my final mock.

  15. Baltimore Orioles: Daniel Brown, P, Mississippi State

    Daniel Brown began the season as a starter. He moved to the bullpen later in the season and expect him to be a bullpen pitcher in the MLB.

  16. Cleveland Indians: Bo Weiss, P, Regis Jesuit HS (CO)

    Bo Weiss is the son of Rockies manager Walt Weiss. Bo has huge upside, but is also a huge project. The 6-3 175 lb senior had a down year in high school plus he required two surgeries that caused him to miss time in 2016.

  17. Minnesota Twins: Dustin May, P, Northwest HS (TX)

    Dustin May is a project. The 6-6 180 lb pitcher has a lot of topspin on his fastball and curveball. That topspin gives May two plus pitches he could develop at an MLB level.

  18. Washington Nationals: Boomer White, 3B, Texas A&M

    Boomer White has a .398 batting average and 10 stolen bass in 2016. White had 5,569 rushing yards and 65 rushing touchdowns at Memorial High School before committing to Texas A&M which explains his deadly speed. White played at TCU originally and then transferred to Texas A&M before sitting out with an injury in 2015. White has incredible potential, but he also has a lot of questions at third base.

  19. San Francisco Giants: Jared Poche, P, LSU

    Jared Poche went 9-4 with a 3.26 ERA. Poche is LSU's pitcher, but he peaked after going 11-0 in high school. His fastball maxes out at 91 miles per hour.

  20. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Mark Ecker, P, Texas A&M

    Mark Ecker had 8 saves as Texas A&M's closer. Ecker had a 0.42 ERA and is a developmental prospect who recorded 8 saves in 2016. Ecker may move to a set up or middle reliever role if he cannot record more saves in the minors.

  21. Houston Astros: Ryan Hendricks, P, Texas A&M

    Ryan Hendricks is a set up pitcher on Texas A&M. Hendricks has a 4-seam fastball that goes up 97 miles per hour along with a 96 mile per hour 2 seam fastball, a sinker, and a changeup. Hendricks has the velocity and variety of pitches. He lacks the control, command, and accuracy to start in the MLB so he will serve as a reliever after being a 17th round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

  22. New York Yankees: JaVon Shelby, 3B, Kentucky

    JaVon Shelby is a fifth round prospect. He tested positive for Adderal but I don't think it will affect his stock too much.

  23. Texas Rangers: Tre Carter, CF, Soddy Daisy HS (TN)

    Texas adds a center fielder for depth. Tre Carter is the best prospect available at this point.

  24. New York Mets: Grae Kessinger, SS, Oxford HS (MS)

    The Mets already have their shortstop of the future. Kessinger is just a depth player that is the top prospect on the board at this point.

  25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Stephen Nogosek, P, Oregon

    Stephen Nogosek had a 1.11 ERA and 16 saves in 2016. He was a closer at Oregon, but being 6-1 185 with a 94 mile per hour fastball and a slider at the MLB level limits him to a set up man or middle reliever role in the MLB.

  26. Toronto Blue Jays: Blake Tiberi, 3B, Louisville

    Toronto drafts the best prospect in teh fifth round. At this point that player is Blake Tiberi.

  27. Kansas City Royals: Scott Moss, P, Florida

    Scott Moss went 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 5 starts. He's better in the bullpen as a relief pitcher though.

  28. Chicago Cubs: Will Ethridge, P, Parkview HS (GA)

    Will Ethridge went 13-0 as a junior in 2015. He improved with his pitches as a senior with a 92 miler per hour 4-seam fastball, a 90 mile per hour 2-seam fastball, an 88 mile per hour sinker, and a solid changeup. Ethridge is a project, but he may sign with an MLB team if he gets drafted in the first five rounds.

  29. Pittsburgh Pirates: Kyle Weatherly, P, Grayson (CC)

    Kyle Weatherly is a redshirt sophomore that moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation in the Spring. Weatherly will probably be a reliever in the MLB since he only knows how to use a 4-seam fastball. His slider develops into a slurve. He has ability to be an MLB reliever, but is also a huge project that will need 2 years with Altoona and 2 years with Indianapolis in the minors before making the jump to the MLB.

  30. St. Louis Cardinals: Grant Dyer, P, UCLA

    The Cardinals add another relief. Grant Dyer is the best player on the board in the fifth round.

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