Baseball America's preliminary 2014 Draft Top 50 prospects

Mike Stobe
Baseball America has released their preliminary top 50 draftees list in the coming MLB Draft this June. The Yankees have the No. 18 pick in the draft. The 2014 draft class could be the best since 2011 and Jim Callis of MLB.com believes that, while it's not a great draft class, it is better than it has been. Here is the complete of prospects, but head over to Baseball America to read more about each one.


1. Carlos Rodon, LHP, North Carolina State

2. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, East Carolina

3. Tyler Kolek, RHP, Shepherd (Texas) HS

4. Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State

5. Jacob Gatewood, SS/3B, Clovis (California) HS

6. Alex Jackson, C/OF, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego

7. Tyler Beede, RHP, Vanderbilt

8. Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs (Florida) Christian HS

9. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego

10. Aaron Nola, RHP, Louisiana State

11. Nick Gordon, SS/RHP, Olympia HS, Orlando, FL

12. Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco

13. Michael Gettys, OF/RHP, Gainesville (Georgia) HS

14. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Sanger (California) HS

15. Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA

16. Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia

17. Kyle Schwarber, C/1B, Indiana

18. Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State

19. Sean Newcomb, LHP, Hartford

20. Kyle Freeland, LHP, Evansville

21. Michael Cederoth, RHP, San Diego State

22. Cobi Johnson, RHP, Mitchell HS, Holiday, FL

23. Brandon Finnegan, LHP, Texas Christian

24. Grant Holmes, RHP, Conway (South Carolina) HS

25. Matt Chapman, 3B/RHP, Cal State Fullerton

26. Erick Fedde, RHP, Nevada-Las Vegas

27. Nick Burdi, RHP, Louisville

28. Max Pentecost, C, Kennesaw State

29. Braxton Davidson, 1B/OF, Roberson HS, Asheville, NC

30. Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii

31. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Sandalwood HS, Jacksonville

32. Luke Weaver, RHP, Florida State

33. Derek Hill, of, Elk Grove (California) HS

34. Alex Verdugo, LHP/OF, Sahuaro HS, Tucson, AZ

35. Dylan Cease, RHP, Milton (Georgia) HS

36. J.D. Davis, 1B/3B/RHP, Cal State Fullerton

37. Dylan Davis, OF/RHP, Oregon State

38. Justus Sheffield, LHP, Tullahoma (Tenessee) HS

39. Ti'Quan Forbes, SS, Columbia, Mississippi) HS

40. Cameron Varga, RHP, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Loveland, Ohio

41. Monte' Harrison, OF, Lee's Summit West (Missouri) HS

42. Michael Chavis, 3B, Sprayberry HS, Marietta, GA

43. Keaton McKinney, RHP, Ankeny (Iowa) HS

44. Alex Blandino, 3B, Stanford

45. Jack Flaherty, 3B/SS/RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS, Burbank, CA

46. Joey Gatto, RHP, St. Augustine Prep, Hammonton, NJ

47. Lukas Schiraldi, RHP, Texas

48. Joey Pankake, SS/3B/RHP, South Carolina

49. Jackson Reetz, C/OF/RHP, Hickman (Neb.) HS

50. Taylor Sparks, 3B/1B, UC Irvine

These rankings will change and the names will move around as we get closer to the draft. Who will the Yankees choose? Who should they choose? In your opinion, what should their strategy be?

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