Baseball Prospect Journal

Dan Zielinski’s MLB draft prospect history

MLB Draft

Over the last five years, I’ve interviewed 191 MLB draft selections, including 67 first-round picks. Out of those 67 first-rounders, 13 of them were taken in the first five picks, including prep outfielder Mickey Moniak, prep shortstop Royce Lewis and college right-handed pitcher Casey Mize, who each went No. 1 overall.

My coverage has been quoted by many publications, including by Baseball America, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, Bleacher Report and MLB Trade Rumors. I’ve also made radio appearances as a MLB draft expert.

Here are all the prospects I’ve interviewed the last four years by draft class:

Name – Bold name denotes a first-round pick

* – Denotes a top-5 pick

2015 MLB draft

Phil Bickford
Alex Bregman*
Gio Brusa
Dakota Chalmers
Kyle Funkhouser
Ian Happ
Justin Hooper
Tyler Jay
James Kaprielian
Sam Koenig
Michael Matuella
Tyler Nevin
Kevin Newman
Cody Ponce
Ashe Russell
Chris Shaw
Tyler Stephenson
Garrett Whitley

2016 MLB draft

Ian Anderson*
Lake Bachar
Ryan Boldt
Nate Brown
Gio Brusa
Matt Crohan
Bobby Dalbec
Jake Fraley
Kyle Funkhouser
Kevin Gowdy
Dakota Hudson
Zach Jackson
Daulton Jefferies
Matt Krook
Eric Lauer
Kyle Lewis
Josh Lowe
Gavin Lux
Drew Mendoza
Mickey Moniak*
Sean Murphy
Chris Okey
Riley Pint*
Corey Ray*
Errol Robinson
Cody Sedlock
Alex Speas
Sam Tewes
Robert Tyler
Eli White
Garrett Williams
T.J. Zeuch

2017 MLB draft

Riley Adams
Jo Adell
Nick Allen
Jordan Anderson
Cole Brannen
Tanner Burns
Griffin Canning
Seth Corry
Jeff Criswell
Matt Crohan
Ricardo De La Torre
Brad Dobzanski
Joe Dunand
Nick Egnatuk
Michael Gigliotti
MacKenzie Gore*
Calvin Greenfield
Jacob Heatherly
Brigham Hill
Keston Hiura
Quentin Holmes
Austin Jones
Alex Lange
Landon Leach
Royce Lewis*
Brendon Little
Tristen Lutz
Jake Mangum
Corbin Martin
Elliot Mast
Brandon McCabe
Kade McClure
Brendan McKay*
Calvin Mitchell
Jamal O’Guinn
Andrew Papantonis
Joe Perez
David Peterson
Andres Santana
Chris Seise
Peter Solomon
Deon Stafford
Ricky Tyler Thomas
Bubba Thompson
CJ Van Eyk
Daulton Varsho
Mark Vientos
Drew Waters
Evan White
Jason Willow

2018 MLB draft

Joey Bart*
Austin Becker
Ian Bedell
Seth Beer
Alec Bohm*
Jonathan Childress
Griffin Conine
Tanner Dodson
Jeremy Eierman
Mason Englert
Tyler Frank
Mateo Gil
Logan Gilbert
Jordan Groshans
Aaron Hernandez
Greyson Jenista
Jarred Kelenic
Adam Kloffenstein
Blaine Knight
John Malcom III
Matt Mercer
Casey Mize*
Konnor Pilkington
Dominic Pipkin
Tristan Pompey
Carter Raffield
Grayson Rodriguez
Ryan Rolison
Mason Ronan
Travis Swaggerty
Vinny Tosti
Zach Watson
Ryan Weathers
Jake Wong
Simeon Woods-Richardson

2019 MLB draft

C.J. Abrams
Brett Baty
Spencer Brickhouse
Dasan Brown
Hunter Brown
Michael Busch
Tyler Callihan
Isaiah Campbell
Matt Canterino
Keoni Cavaco
Joseph Charles
Matt Cronin
Logan Davidson
Ricky DeVito
John Doxakis
Hayden Dunhurst
Daniel Espino
JJ Goss
Hylan Hall
Gunnar Henderson
Tommy Henry
Kody Hoese
Will Holland
Drey Jameson
Seth Johnson
Greg Jones
George Kirby
Shea Langeliers
Michael Limoncelli
Nick Lodolo
Brennan Malone
Alek Manoah
Erik Miller
Ryne Nelson
Tyler Nesbitt
Nasim Nunez
Kyren Paris
Ryan Pepiot
Quinn Priester
Will Rigney
Will Robertson
Jackson Rutledge
Braden Shewmake
Landon Sims
Josh Smith
Graeme Stinson
Bryson Stott
Kyle Stowers
Zack Thompson
Andrew Vaughn*
Anthony Volpe
Matt Wallner
Kendall Williams
Will Wilson
Bobby Witt Jr.*
Josh Wolf
Logan Wyatt
Ryan Zeferjahn

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