Mock Draft 3.0: Choose Your Own Adventure

Reese McGuire, who should fit in picks 4 to 12.

Kiley lays out the information he uses to make his mock draft, which will never yield 100% accurate predictions. So, use this mock draft, complete with all the players clubs have been tied to, and make your own mock draft.

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I mentioned on twitter that I'm already sick of the concept of mock drafts since I have the information necessary to do a pretty accurate job, but the form forces me to pick one name. In addition, fans tell me I'm picking the wrong name from the group of names a club is associated with, so now I'm giving you the choice to make the wrong choices and build your own flawed mock draft.

I've got at least four possible choices of the players available at each pick in the first round and up to six names in many cases. So, below I'm listing those four (or more) options, along with who they were hoping would fall to them. I define that as a player that could last to their pick realistically and would move to the front of their list. Obviously, I could list Mark Appel as the dream choice at every pick, but I tried to use common sense with how far certain players could fall. That said, late-breaking outlandish bonus demands or injuries could slide certain players a long way.

If you'll notice, at pick 13 and on, every pick has the maximum of six options. It worked out that way for a few reasons. I think this draft starts to turn into a mess around pick 13, so the teams above there won't have six options listed in some cases since they seem to only be targeting that top group and if a name on their list isn't there, then someone that I have not making it to their pick will make it.

Beyond pick 13, there's a lot of scuttlebutt and rumors to the point where two high level scouts being spotted at a recent game is enough to tie a player to a club (but not enough to make them one of the primary options). With the information on the top 13 picks, there's a clearer player pool, more track record on the players and more information, so that alone wouldn't be enough to list a player as an option.

This will act as my third mock draft and the fourth and final one will show up on the morning of the draft (this Thursday) in the traditional format of the first two mock drafts. I will update this page before the draft as well, so when I end up making the wrong choice on Thursday, I can say I at least had good information.

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
1. Astros
Mark Appel
Jonathan Gray
Colin Moran
Clint Frazier

Other Options: Kris Bryant

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
2. Cubs Jonathan Gray Kris Bryant Colin Moran Clint Frazier

Hoping For: Mark Appel

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
3. Rockies Kris Bryant Colin Moran Kohl Stewart Clint Frazier

Hoping For: Mark Appel

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
4. Twins Kohl Stewart Reese McGuire Colin Moran Trey Ball

Hoping For: Mark Appel

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
5. Indians Colin Moran Clint Frazier Braden Shipley Trey Ball

Other Options: Austin Meadows

Hoping For: Kohl Stewart

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
6. Marlins Braden Shipley Austin Meadows Reese McGuire D.J. Peterson

Other Options: Trey Ball, Hunter Renfroe

Hoping For: Kohl Stewart

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
7. Red Sox Clint Frazier Austin Meadows Alex Gonzalez Trey Ball

Hoping For: Kohl Stewart, Colin Moran, Braden Shipley

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
8. Royals Austin Meadows Trey Ball D.J. Peterson Reese McGuire

Other Options: Ryne Stanek, Alex Gonzalez

Hoping For: Kohl Stewart, Braden Shipley

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
9. Pirates Reese McGuire D.J. Peterson Trey Ball Hunter Renfroe

Other Options: Dominic Smith

Hoping For: Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
10. Blue Jays J.P. Crawford Trey Ball Dominic Smith D.J. Peterson

Hoping For: Clint Frazier, Reese McGuire

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
11. Mets D.J. Peterson Hunter Renfroe Dominic Smith Phil Ervin

Hoping For: Austin Meadows

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
12. Mariners Ryne Stanek Phil Bickford Marco Gonzales Hunter Renfroe

Other Options: Phil Ervin

Hoping For: J.P. Crawford, Reese McGuire

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
13. Padres Dominic Smith Hunter Renfroe Phil Bickford Tim Anderson

Other Options: Alex Gonzalez, Ryne Stanek

Hoping For: J.P. Crawford, D.J. Peterson, Reese McGuire

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
14. Pirates Trey Ball Hunter Renfroe Alex Gonzalez Phil Bickford

Other Options: Tim Anderson, Austin Wilson

Hoping For: D.J. Peterson, Dominic Smith, Ryne Stanek

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
15. D'Backs Hunter Renfroe Aaron Judge Alex Gonzalez Aaron Blair

Other Options: Hunter Harvey, Ian Clarkin

Hoping For: Ryne Stanek, Dominic Smith, J.P. Crawford

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
16. Phillies Phil Bickford Tim Anderson Alex Balog Josh Hart

Other Options: Hunter Harvey, Ian Clarkin

Hoping For: Dominic Smith, Trey Ball

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
17. White Sox Alex Gonzalez Tim Anderson Marco Gonzales Austin Wilson

Other Options: Hunter Harvey, Chris Anderson

Hoping For: Hunter Renfroe, Ryne Stanek

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
18. Dodgers Hunter Harvey Ian Clarkin Matt Krook Chris Anderson

Other Options: Connor Jones, Alex Balog

Hoping For: Phil Bickford, Ryne Stanek, Trey Ball

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
19. Cardinals Aaron Judge Tim Anderson Billy McKinney Marco Gonzales

Other Options: Austin Wilson, Ian Clarkin

Hoping For: Alex Gonzalez, Hunter Renfroe

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
20. Tigers Tim Anderson Jonathon Crawford Alex Balog Eric Jagielo

Other Options: Billy McKinney, Aaron Blair

Hoping For: Aaron Judge, Phil Bickford, Ryne Stanek

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
21. Rays Nick Ciuffo Marco Gonzales Oscar Mercado Phil Ervin

Other Options: Billy McKinney, Travis Demeritte

Hoping For: Tim Anderson, Ryne Stanek

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
22. Orioles Chris Anderson Josh Hart Alex Balog Eric Jagielo

Other Options: Austin Wilson, Jon Denney

Hoping For: Nick Ciuffo, Hunter Harvey

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
23. Rangers Eric Jagielo Oscar Mercado Phil Ervin Josh Hart

Other Options: Jonathon Crawford, Travis Demeritte

Hoping For: Tim Anderson

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
24. Athletics Phil Ervin Marco Gonzales Ian Clarkin Austin Wilson

Other Options: Rob Kaminsky, Alex Balog

Hoping For: Tim Anderson, Aaron Judge

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
25. Giants Aaron Blair Matt Krook Christian Arroyo Alex Balog

Other Options: Marco Gonzalez, Andrew Mitchell

Hoping For: Hunter Harvey

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
26. Yankees Jonathon Crawford Billy McKinney Rob Kaminsky Austin WIlson

Other Options: Riley Unroe, Ian Clarkin

Hoping For: Tim Anderson, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, Aaron Judge, Nick Ciuffo

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
27. Reds Jon Denney Rob Kaminsky Billy McKinney Austin WIlson

Other Options: Marco Gonzales, Kyle Serrano

Hoping For: Jonathon Crawford, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, Chris Anderson

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
28. Cardinals Billy McKinney Marco Gonzales Austin WIlson Ian Clarkin

Other Options: Devin Williams, Kyle Serrano

Hoping For: Tim Anderson, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, Chris Anderson

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
29. Rays Marco Gonzales Oscar Mercado Riley Unroe Travis Demeritte

Other Options: Cody Reed, Hunter Dozier

Hoping For: Eric Jagielo, Jon Denney

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
30. Rangers Oscar Mercado Josh Hart Travis Demeritte Riley Unroe

Other Options: Andrew Mitchell, Hunter Green

Hoping For: Phil Ervin, Billy McKinney

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
31. Braves Josh Hart Matt Krook Ian Clarkin Austin Wilson

Other Options: Hunter Green, Cody Reed

Hoping For: Eric Jagielo

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
32. Yankees Rob Kaminsky Austin Wilson Riley Unroe Ian Clarkin

Other Options: Cody Reed, Hunter Dozier

Hoping For: Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney

The Pick 2nd Option 3rd Option 4th Option
33. Yankees Austin Wilson Riley Unroe Ian Clarkin Cody Reed

Other Options: Hunter Dozier, Tom Windle

Hoping For: Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney

Next 15 Best Available Players, According To My Top 111 Rankings: Sean Manaea, Alex Balog, Ian Clarkin, Andrew Thurman, Connor Jones, Jason Hursh, Ryan Boldt, Matt Krook, Hunter Dozier, Kyle Serrano, Riley Unroe, Chris Okey, Ryan Eades, Andrew Mitchell, Tucker Neuhaus

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