Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 MLB Mock Draft roundup, Dodgers' edition – Hawkins, Heaney, Hensley, Seager, Shaffer, Smoral

To get you in the MLB Draft mood, I'm rounding up all the (legitimate) mock drafts I can find and will see who others think the Dodgers should take with the No. 18 pick.

The draft is June 4 through 6. Along with the 18th pick, the Dodgers also have the 51st pick, thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Rod Barajas.

Baseball America: 3B/SS Corey Seager, Cabarrus High School (North Carolina)
ESPN/Keith Law: RHP Ty Hensley, Santa Fe High School (Oklahoma)
Minor League Ball: LHP Matt Smoral, Solon High School (Ohio)
Minor League Rundown: Smoral
MLB Draft Countdown: OF Albert Almora, Mater Academy (Florida)
MLB Draft Insider: LHP Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State
MLB Draft Site: 3B Richie Shaffer, Clemson
MLB Dirt: OF/RHP Courtney Hawkins, Carroll High School (Texas)
My MLB Draft: 3B Stephen Piscotty, Stanford
Prospect Insider:  3B Carson Kelly, Westview High School (Oregon)
Seedlings to Stars: 1B/RHP Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman High School (Nevada)
St. Lucie to Flushing: SS Gavin Cecchini, Barbe High School (Louisiana)
Through the Fence Baseball: Heaney
Walter Football: Hawkins

I'm going to try something new in the coming weeks. I'll be writing draft profiles on some of these guys mentioned and some who weren't. Look for the first one early next week. I'll try to do at least two per week as the draft is a little more than three weeks away.

Photo credit: woolennium, Flickr


  1. Dustin, any word as to why Juan Rodriquez with the Quakes was suspended?

    I would love to predict who our first pick will be. However, seeing as we picked Chris Reed last year, as a total surprise, and was a good pick, it is almost impossible to guess.

    Like you, I would be very pleased with Richie Shaffer, but expect he will not be available as an eighteenth pick.

    The two pitchers I have seen most often in the mock drafts, as our possible picks, are Lance McCullers and Ty Hensley.

    There are a group of third basemen that are interesting:Richie Shaffer, Corey Seager, Trey Williams, Scott Piscotty, Joey Gallo, Daniel Robertson.

    Based on our tendency to draft athletic guys who can hit and pitch, I am going with Joey Gallo as I think he will still be available. It does seem we might select a HS player, hopefully one without signing issues.

  2. I'm going to the Quakes game up here on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll see if I can find out anything then. I've been wondering myself.

    Kevin Goldstein answered my tweet today saying there's a chance Shaffer would be there, but no chance the Dodgers would take him.

    We'll see. I've been hearing a lot of Ty Hensley. Some say he reminds them of guys like Withrow and Billingsley, so it makes sense.