MLB Draft 2014: Results, Grades and Top Steals for Rounds 1-3

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IJune 7, 2014

SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 5: Commissioner Allan H. Bud Selig announces that the Houston Astros have selected Brady Aiken number one overall during the MLB First-Year Player Draft at the MLB Network Studio on June 5, 2014 in Secacucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The first three rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft didn't go as planned.

And for some teams, that was in their favor. They managed to select prospects who were supposed to hear their name called long before they did.

Here are the top steals through the third round, as well as graded results.

Results and Grades for Rounds 1-3
Round 1
1Houston AstrosLHP Brady Aiken, Cathedral Catholic HSA
2Miami MarlinsRHP Tyler Kolek, Shepherd HSA
3Chicago White SoxLHP Carlos Rodon, North Carolina StateA
4Chicago CubsC/1B Kyle Schwarber, IndianaC-
5Minnesota TwinsSS Nick Gordon, Olympia HSA
6Seattle Mariners C/OF Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HSA
7Philadelphia PhilliesRHP Aaron Nola, LSUA
8Colorado RockiesLHP Kyle Freeland, EvansvilleA
9Toronto Blue JaysRHP Jeff Hoffman, East CarolinaB
10New York MetsOF Michael Conforto, Oregon StateA+
11Toronto Blue JaysC Max Pentecost, Kennesaw StateB
12Milwaukee BrewersLHP Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea HS C-
13San Diego PadresSS Trea Turner, North Carolina StateA
14San Francisco GiantsRHP Tyler Beede, VanderbiltA
15Los Angeles AngelsLHP Sean Newcomb, HartfordA
16Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian Acad.A
17Kansas City RoyalsLHP Brandon Finnegan, TCUA
18Washington NationalsRHP Erick Fedde, UNLVC+
19Cincinnati RedsRHP Nick Howard, VirginiaB-
20Tampa Bay Rays1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita StateA
21Cleveland IndiansOF Bradley Zimmer, San FranciscoA+
22Los Angeles DodgersRHP Grant Holmes, Conway HSA+
23Detroit TigersOF Derek Hill, Elk Grove HSA
24Pittsburgh PiratesSS Cole Tucker, Mountain Pointe HSC-
25Oakland Athletics3B Matt Chapman, Cal State FullertonC-
26Boston Red Sox3B Michael Chavis, Sprayberry HSA
27St. Louis CardinalsRHP Luke Weaver, Florida StateA-
Comp. Round A
28Kansas City RoyalsLHP Foster Griffin, The First AcademyA
29Cincinnati RedsSS Alex Blandino, StanfordB-
30Texas RangersRHP Luis Ortiz, Sanger HSA
31Cleveland IndiansLHP Justus Sheffield, Tullahoma HSA
32Atlanta BravesOF Braxton Davidson, T. C. Roberson HSA
33Boston Red SoxRHP Michael Kopech, Mt. Pleasant HSA-
34St. Louis CardinalsRHP Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake HSB-
Competitive Balance Round A
35Colorado Rockies2B Forrest Wall, Orangewood Christian HSC
36Miami MarlinsC Blake Anderson, West Lauderdale HSD
37Houston AstrosOF Derek Fisher, VirginiaA+
38Cleveland IndiansOF Mike Papi, VirginiaA-
39Pittsburgh PiratesOF Connor Joe, University of San DiegoD
40Kansas City RoyalsC Chase Vallot, St. Thomas More HSA
41Milwaukee BrewersSS Jacob Gatewood, Clovis HSA+
Round 2
42Houston Astros1B A.J. Reed, KentuckyA
43Miami MarlinsSS Justin Twine, Falls City HSD
44Chicago White SoxRHP Spencer Adams, White County HSA
45Chicago CubsRHP Jake Stinnett, MarylandB
46Minnesota TwinsRHP Nick Burdi, LouisvilleA
47Philadelphia PhilliesLHP Matt Imhof, Cal Poly - San Luis ObispoA
48Colorado RockiesRHP Ryan Castellani, Brophy Jesuit Prep SchoolD
49Toronto Blue JaysRHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HSA+
50Milwaukee BrewersOF Monte Harrison, Lee's Summit West HSA+
51San Diego PadresOF Michael Gettys, Gainesville HSA
52San Francisco GiantsC Aramis Garcia, Florida InternationalC-
53Los Angeles AngelsRHP Joe Gatto, St. Augustine PrepA
54Arizona DiamondbacksLHP Cody Reed, Ardmore HSC
55New York YankeesLHP Jacob Lindgren, Mississippi StateA-
56Kansas City RoyalsRHP Scott Blewett, Baker HSA+
57Washington NationalsLHP Andrew Suarez, MiamiD
58Cincinnati Reds3B Taylor Sparks, University of California - IrvineA-
59Texas RangersSS Tiquan Forbes, Columbia HSA
60Tampa Bay RaysRHP Cameron Varga, Cincinnati Hills Christian AcademyA
61Cleveland IndiansRHP Grant Hockin, Damien HSA-
62Los Angeles DodgersOF Alex Verdugo, Sahuaro HSA
63Detroit TigersRHP Spencer Turnbull, AlabamaA
64Pittsburgh PiratesRHP Mitch Keller, Xavier HSA
65Oakland AthleticsRHP Daniel Gossett, ClemsonA-
66Atlanta BravesRHP Garrett Fulenchek, Howe HSA
67Boston Red Sox1B Sam Travis, IndianaA
68St. Louis CardinalsRHP Ronnie Williams, American Senior HSD
Competitive Balance Round B
69Arizona DiamondbacksOF Marcus Wilson, Junipero Serra HSA+
70Arizona DiamondbacksSS Isan Diaz, Springfield Central HSD+
71St. Louis CardinalsRHP Andrew Morales, University of California - IrvineD
72Tampa Bay RaysRHP Brent Honeywell, Walters State CCD
73Pittsburgh PiratesRHP Trey Supak, La Grange HSA+
74Seattle MarinersOF Gareth Morgan, Blyth AcademyA
Round 3
75Houston Astros3B J.D. Davis, Cal State - FullertonA
76Miami Marlins2B Brian Anderson, ArkansasC-
77Chicago White SoxLHP Jace Fry, Oregon StateC
78Chicago CubsC Mark Zagunis, Virginia TechD+
79Minnesota TwinsRHP Michael Cederoth, San Diego StateA-
80Seattle MarinersCF Austin Cousino, KentuckyD+
81Philadelphia PhilliesCF Aaron Brown, Pepperdine UniversityC-
82Colorado RockiesLHP Sam Howard, Georgia SouthernC-
83Toronto Blue JaysLHP Nick Wells, Battlefield HSD
84New York MetsSS Milton Ramos, American Heritage SchoolA+
85Milwaukee BrewersRHP Cy Sneed, Dallas BaptistD+
86San Diego PadresRHP Zech Lemond, RiceA+
87San Francisco GiantsRF Dylan Davis, Oregon StaeA
88Los Angeles AngelsRHP Chris Ellis, Ole MissA
89Arizona DiamondbacksCF Matt Railey, North Florida Christian HSD
90Baltimore OriolesLHP Brian Gonzalez, Archbishop McCarthy HSD
91New York YankeesRHP Austin DeCarr, Salisbury SchoolA-
92Kansas City RoyalsLHP Eric Skoglund, Central FloridaB
93Washington NationalsC Jakson Reetz, Norris HSA+
94Cincinnati RedsRHP Wyatt Strahan, USCA-
95Texas RangersSS Joshua Morgan, Orange LutheranA-
96Tampa Bay RaysLHP Brock Burke, Evergreen HSD
97Cleveland Indians1B Bobby Bradley, Harrison Central HSA+
98Los Angeles DodgersRHP John Richy, UNLVD
99Detroit TigersC Grayson Greiner, South CarolinaA
100Pittsburgh PiratesRF Jordan Luplow, Fresno StateA
101Oakland AthleticsRHP Brett Graves, MissouriA+
102Atlanta BravesRHP Max Povse, UNC - GreensboroD
103Boston Red SoxRHP Edward Cosart, Seminole StateD
104St. Louis CardinalsRHP Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount UniversityD

RHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HS

49th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays rated Reid-Foley as the 18th-best prospect in the entire draft class. Toronto has to be thrilled to have landed him where it did. Of course, it'll be praying he doesn't choose to instead attend Florida State.

Reid-Foley recorded an ERA of 0.64 and 120 strikeouts this season. He isn't the tallest pitcher at 6'2", 210 pounds, but he can throw 95 mph. And, as you can see, his slider is as strong as his fastball.


OF Monte Harrison, Lee's Summit West HS

50th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers

Harrison is an elite athlete. Ask Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN.

Harrison committed to Nebraska to play football as well as baseball. He isn't too bad at basketball either.

On the diamond, he hit .433 and 35 RBIs. The 6'4", 180-pounder can throw 97 mph, which comes in handy throwing home from deep center. ESPN's Keith Law (subscription required) rated Harrison the 17th-best prospect in the draft.


RHP Zech Lemond, Rice

86th overall by the San Diego Padres

Lemond likely didn't expect to be drafted later than he was in 2011 when the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him 50th overall. Law (subscription required) sure didn't. He had Lemond 36th on his big board. 

NBC's Derek Togerson also expects Lemond to have starter potential, which is phenomenal value for a third-round pick.

Lemond recorded an ERA of 1.34 this season. He also threw 52 strikeouts in 53.2 innings.


C Jakson Reetz, Norris HS

93rd overall by the Washington Nationals rated Reetz the 40th-best prospect in the draft class. That's an amazing bargain at No. 93. Reetz also committed to Nebraska, though, so he'll be difficult to sign having been drafted this late, but he's worth the risk. 

Reetz hit .486, eight home runs and 37 RBIs his senior season. He also played football and basketball like Harrison in high school, just not as well.


All high school statistics courtesy of

David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.



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