Opening-round projections by Callis, Mayo

June 9th, 2016

The 2016 MLB Draft is here, and this is our final attempt to project the first round.

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We worked independently on these projections, and were surprised that in a Draft with so much uncertainty at the top that we matched each other on eight of the first nine selections. Our predictions and analysis are below, and full scouting reports for all of these players -- as well as a ranking of the top 200 Draft prospects -- can be found at MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

Note that the D-backs (who forfeited their first-round pick when they signed Zack Greinke), Cubs (John Lackey), Royals (Ian Kennedy) and Giants (Jeff Samardzija) do not appear in this projection because they do not pick in the first round.

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1. Phillies

Callis: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)

Mayo: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)

2. Reds

Callis: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

Mayo: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves

Callis: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa H.S., Clifton Park, N.Y.

Mayo: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa H.S., Clifton Park, N.Y.

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4. Rockies

Callis: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Overland Park, Kan.

Mayo: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Overland Park, Kan.

5. Brewers

Callis: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

Mayo: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. A's

Callis: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

Mayo: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins

Callis: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

Mayo: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres

Callis: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

Mayo: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer 

9. Tigers

Callis: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon H.S., Sacramento, Calif.

Mayo: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon H.S., Sacramento, Calif.

10. White Sox

Callis: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

Mayo: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep H.S., Canoga Park, Calif.

11. Mariners

Callis: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

Mayo: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

12. Red Sox

Callis: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep H.S., Canoga Park, Calif.

Mayo: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

13. Rays

Callis: Joshua Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Marietta, Ga.)

Mayo: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha, Wis.)

14. Indians

Callis: Zack Collins, C, Miami

Mayo: Zack Collins, C, Miami

15. Twins

Callis: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Pittsburgh)

Mayo: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Pittsburgh)

16. Angels

Callis: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

Mayo: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

17. Astros

Callis: Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois

Mayo: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

18. Yankees

Callis: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights H.S., San Antonio, Texas

Mayo: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights H.S., San Antonio, Texas

19. Mets

Callis: Will Craig, 1B, Wake Forest

Mayo: Will Craig, 1B, Wake Forest

20. Dodgers

Callis: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

Mayo: Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois

21. Blue Jays

Callis: Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, Ga.)

Mayo: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

22. Pirates

Callis: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa.

Mayo: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa.

23. Cardinals

Callis: Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville

Mayo: Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville

24. Padres (compensation for loss of free agent Justin Upton)

Callis: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

Mayo: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

25. Padres (compensation for loss of free agent Ian Kennedy)

Callis: Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy (Ceiba, P.R.)

Mayo: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

26. White Sox (compensation for loss of free agent Jeff Samardzija)

Callis: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha, Wis.)

Mayo: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

27. Orioles (compensation for loss of free agent Wei-Yin Chen)

Callis: Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep (Dallas)

Mayo: Joshua Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Marietta, Ga.)

28. Nationals (compensation for loss of free agent Jordan Zimmermann)

Callis: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

Mayo: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

29. Nationals (compensation for loss of free agent Ian Desmond)

Callis: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

Mayo: Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep (Dallas)

30. Rangers (compensation for loss of free agent Yovani Gallardo)

Callis: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Atlanta)

Mayo: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Atlanta)

31. Mets (compensation for loss of free agent Daniel Murphy)

Callis: Chris Okey, C, Clemson

Mayo: Chris Okey, C, Clemson

32. Dodgers (compensation for loss of free agent Zack Greinke)

Callis: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

Mayo: Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, Ga.)

33. Cardinals (compensation for loss of free agent John Lackey)

Callis: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

Mayo: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

34. Cardinals (compensation for loss of free agent Jason Heyward)

Callis: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

Mayo: Buddy Reed, OF, Florida