With the 2016 MLB Draft just days away, this will be my final update to my big board, extended now to 200 prospects. The end of this process was not easy, as this does not appear to be too strong a draft right now. More of the college talent slid back than it did take a step forward, and I’ve reworked a few grades for some collegians in the top 100.
Like I stated in the original posting of the big board, the draft’s strength remains the high school infield talent. I feel that several high school shortstop prospects have a better chance to stick at shortstop than have been credited elsewhere in the media. Also, several of these prospects should have the bat to handle third base if they have to move.
A few highly ranked guys with other outlets could not be ranked on my big board due to a lack of information. The notable names are junior college arms Matthias Dietz and JoJo Romero, Louisville catcher Will Smith, prep arm Dalton Feeney, and Miami closer Bryan Garcia.