How the MLB draftees rate
Baseball’s annual draft of amatuer players starts Monday. Here is a look at what happened to each team’s top pick last June (statistics through Thursday):
Team; Pick; Player (pos., school); Update
Arizona; 6; Barret Loux* (RHP, Texas A&M); 4-3, 3.75 ERA at Class-A Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Atlanta; 35; Matthew Lipka (SS, McKinney HS, Texas) HS; .250 at Class-A Rome, Ga.
Baltimore; 3; Manny Machado (SS, Brito HS, Fla.); At extended spring training
Boston; 20; Kolbrin Vitek (2B, Ball State); .280 at Class-A Salem, Va.
Chicago Cubs; 16; Hayden Simpson (RHP, Southern Alabama); 1-2, 5.09 at Class-A Peoria, Ill.
Chicago White Sox; 13; Chris Sale (LHP, Florida Gulf Coast); Made big-league debut May 9
Cincinnati; 12; Yasmani Grandal (C, Miami); .278 at Class-A Bakersfield
Cleveland; 5; Drew Pomeranz (LHP, Mississippi); 1-1, 1.85 at Class-A Kinston, N.C.
Colorado; 26; Kyle Parker (OF, Clemson); .285, 6 HR, 40 RBI at Class-A Asheville, N.C.
Detroit; 44; Nick Castellanos; (3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Fla.); .251 at Class-A West Michigan
Florida; 23; Christian Yelich (OF, Westlake HS); .257 at Class-A Greensboro, N.C.
Houston; 8; Delino DeShields Jr. (2B, Woodward Academy, Ga.); .215 at Class-A Lexington, Ky.
Kansas City; 4; Christian Colon (SS, CS Fullerton); .232 at Double-A Northwest Arkansas
Angels; 18; Kaleb Cowart (3B, Cook HS, Ga.); .192 in rookie ball last year
Dodgers; 28; Zach Lee (RHP, McKinney HS, Texas); 3-1, 2.87 at Class-A Great Lakes, Mich.
Milwaukee; 14; Dylan Covey (RHP, Pasadena Maranatha HS); 1-3, 7.60 at Uni. of San Diego
Minnesota; 21; Alex Wimmers (RHP, Ohio State); At extended spring training
New York Mets; 7; Matt Harvey (RHP, North Carolina); 6-2, 2.44 at Class-A St. Lucie, Fla.
New York Yankees; 32; Cito Culver (SS, West Irondequoit HS, NY); At extended spring training
Oakland; 10; Michael Choice (OF, Texas-Arlington); .256, 11 HR. 34 RBI at Class-A Stockton, Calif.
Pittsburgh; 2; Jameson Taillon (RHP, Woodlands HS, Texas); 1-1, 3.10 at Class-A West Virgina
Philadelphia; 27; Jesse Biddle (LHP, Germantown Friends HS, Pa.); 3-5, 4.11 at Class-A Lakewood, N.J.
San Diego; 9; Karsten Whitson (RHP, Chipley HS, Fla.); 7-0, 2.53 at Uni. of Florida
San Francisco; 24; Gary Brown (OF, CS Fullerton); .364, 5 HR, 39 RBI at Class-A San Jose
St. Louis; 25; Zack Cox (3B, Arkansas); .286 at Double-A Springfield, Mo.
Seattle; 43; Taijuan Walker (RHP, Yucaipa HS); 2-2, 3.00 at Class-A Clinton, Iowa
Tampa Bay; 17; Josh Sale (OF, Bishop Blanchet HS, Wa.); At extended spring training
Texas; 15; Jacob Skole (OF, Blessed Trinity HS, Ga.); .244 at Class-A Hickory, N.C.
Toronto; 11; Deck McGuire (RHP, Georgia Tech); 3-3, 3.24 at Class-A Dunedin, Fla.
Washington; 1; Bryce Harper (OF, Col. of Southern Nevada); .346, 13 HR, 41 RBI at Class-A Hagerstown, Md.
* When the Diamondbacks did not sign Loux, he became a free agent and signed with Texas.