Royals Farm Report Mock Draft: 2.0

In case you missed our first mock draft, you can check it out here.

A lot has changed since March 8th. Alex Cobb signed with Baltimore and pushed the Royals back from 31-33 and 39-40. Casey Mize’s stock has risen to the point that he’s essentially a lock to go number 1 overall. Nander de Sedas has struggled a bit and his stock has taken a hit.

Keep in mind, that these mocks will also differ because we switched the formula this time. This time, I drafted for the West division teams, Patrick for the Central, and Drake the east. We do our mock draft based on our personal preference more than we go based on who we think teams will actually select (though that certainly plays a part in the decision). Without further ado, here is our 2nd mock draft:

  1. DET – RHP Casey Mize, Auburn
  2. SF – LHP Shane McClanahan, Southern Florida
  3. PHI – MIF Nick Madrigal, Oregon State
  4. CHW – OF Travis Swaggerty, South Alabama
  5. CIN – OF Jered Kelenic, Waukesha West HS
  6. NYM – C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech
  7. SD – 3B Alec Bohm, Wichita State
  8. ATL – LHP Matthew Liberatore, Mountain Ridge HS
  9. OAK – RHP Carter Stewart, Eau Gallie HS
  10. PIT – 3B Johnathan India, Florida
  11. BAL – RHP Brady Singer, Florida
  12. TOR – RHP Kumar Rocker, North Oconee HS
  13. MIA – 1B Triston Casas, American Heritage HS
  14. SEA – 3B Nolan Gorman, Sandra Day O’Connor HS
  15. TEX – RHP Cole Winn, Orange Lutheran HS
  16. TB – RHP Ethan Hankins, Forsyth Central HS
  17. LAA – RHP Jackson Kowar, Florida
  18. KC – RHP Cole Wilcox, Heritage HS
  19. STL – OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State
  20. MIN – LHP Ryan Weathers, Loretto HS
  21. MIL – C Noah Naylor, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary
  22. COL – OF Greyson Jenista, Wichita State
  23. NYY – SS Jeremy Eierman, Missouri State
  24. CHC – RHP Mike Vasil, Boston College HS
  25. AZ – RHP Mason Denaburg, Merritt Island HS
  26. BOS – OF Connor Scott, Plant HS
  27. WSH – LHP Ryan Rolison, Ole Miss
  28. HOU – 1B Seth Beer, Clemson
  29. CLE – RHP Sean Hjelle, Kentucky
  30. LAD – 1B Luken Baker, TCU
  31. TB – SS Brice Turang, Santiago HS
  32. TB – OF Jordyn Adams, Green Hope HS
  33. KC – 3B Jordan Groshans, Magnolia HS
  34. KC — RHP Tristan Beck, Stanford
  35. CLE – OF Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
  36. PIT – RHP Blaine Knight, Arkansas
  37. BAL – RHP Logan Gilbert, Stetson
  38. SD – OF Alex McKenna, Cal Poly
  39. AZ – LHP Tim Cate, UCONN
  40. KC – OF Tristan Pompey, Kentucky

Insta-Reactions:

  1. It shouldn’t be understated how important it is that the Rays pick right in front of KC’s picks in the first round. The Rays, having a similar draft pool as KC, will have the first dibs at some of those over-slot guys that will be lingering around at 32 and 33 (I’ll have an article out about what that means before the draft). Guys like Ethan Hankins that could fall in the draft will have to get through Tampa Bay before KC can grab them.
  2. What a rise for Casey Mize, huh? The kid entered the spring as a top 10 prospect on most draft boards but has now all but solidify him as the first or second pick in this draft. It’s crazy how much some of these things can change.
  3. Kumar Rocker, my favorite player in this entire draft, went to Toronto at #12 again. Some publications have him falling even past the Royals at #18, but if it was up to us, he’s not even going to be around at #18 for the Royals to make the choice.
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