MLB Draft 2014: Table of Team-by-Team Results and Grades for Rounds 1-3

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IJune 7, 2014

Shortstop Nick Gordon from Olympia high school in Windemere, Florida puts his name onto the board after being selected by the Minnesota Twins with the fifth pick in the 2014 MLB baseball draft Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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By the end of the third round of the 2014 MLB draft, some teams proved they were better at drafting than others.

While a pick can't truly be judged for years, initial grades can be made on prospects' performance and potential. And some teams' initial grades paled in comparison to others'.

Here are team-by-team results through the first three rounds, as well as a breakdown of the best and worst draft classes.

Team-by-Team Results and Grades for Rounds 1-3
Houston Astros: A
1LHP Brady Aiken, Cathedral Catholic HSA
37OF Derek Fisher, VirginiaA+
421B A.J. Reed, KentuckyA
753B J.D. Davis, Cal State - FullertonA
Miami Marlins: B-
2RHP Tyler Kolek, Shepherd HSA
36SS Justin Twine, Falls City HSD
43C Blake Anderson, West Lauderdale HSD
762B Brian Anderson, ArkansasC-
Chicago White Sox: A-
3LHP Carlos Rodon, North Carolina StateA
44RHP Spencer Adams, White County HSA
77LHP Jace Fry, Oregon StateC
Chicago Cubs: C-
4C/1B Kyle Schwarber, IndianaC-
45RHP Jake Stinnett, MarylandB
78C Mark Zagunis, Virginia TechD+
Minnesota Twins: A
5SS Nick Gordon, Olympia HSA
46RHP Nick Burdi, LouisvilleA
79RHP Michael Cederoth, San Diego StateA-
Seattle Mariners: A-
6 C/OF Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HSA
74OF Gareth Morgan, Blyth AcademyA
80CF Austin Cousino, KentuckyD+
Philadelphia Phillies: A-
7RHP Aaron Nola, LSUA
47LHP Matt Imhof, Cal Poly - San Luis ObispoA
81CF Aaron Brown, Pepperdine UniversityC-
Colorado Rockies: B
8LHP Kyle Freeland, EvansvilleA
352B Forrest Wall, Orangewood Christian HSC
48RHP Ryan Castellani, Brophy Jesuit Prep SchoolD
82LHP Sam Howard, Georgia SouthernC-
Toronto Blue Jays: B
9RHP Jeff Hoffman, East CarolinaB
11C Max Pentecost, Kennesaw StateB
49RHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HSA+
83LHP Nick Wells, Battlefield HSD
New York Mets: A+
10OF Michael Conforto, Oregon StateA+
84SS Milton Ramos, American Heritage SchoolA+
Milwaukee Brewers: B
12LHP Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea HS C-
41SS Jacob Gatewood, Clovis HSA+
50OF Monte Harrison, Lee's Summit West HSA+
85RHP Cy Sneed, Dallas BaptistD+
San Diego Padres: A
13SS Trea Turner, North Carolina StateA
51OF Michael Gettys, Gainesville HSA
86RHP Zech Lemond, RiceA+
San Francisco Giants: A-
14RHP Tyler Beede, VanderbiltA
52C Aramis Garcia, Florida InternationalC-
87RF Dylan Davis, Oregon StaeA
Los Angeles Angels: A
15LHP Sean Newcomb, HartfordA
53RHP Joe Gatto, St. Augustine PrepA
88RHP Chris Ellis, Ole MissA
Arizona Diamondbacks: B+
16RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian Acad.A
54LHP Cody Reed, Ardmore HSC
69OF Marcus Wilson, Junipero Serra HSA+
70SS Isan Diaz, Springfield Central HSD+
89CF Matt Railey, North Florida Christian HSD
Kansas City Royals: A
17LHP Brandon Finnegan, TCUA
28LHP Foster Griffin, The First AcademyA
40C Chase Vallot, St. Thomas More HSA
56RHP Scott Blewett, Baker HSA+
92LHP Eric Skoglund, Central FloridaB
Washington Nationals: C+
18RHP Erick Fedde, UNLVC+
57LHP Andrew Suarez, MiamiD
93C Jakson Reetz, Norris HSA+
Cincinnati Reds: B
19RHP Nick Howard, VirginiaB-
29SS Alex Blandino, StanfordB-
583B Taylor Sparks, University of California - IrvineA-
94RHP Wyatt Strahan, USCA-
Tampa Bay Rays: B+
201B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita StateA
60RHP Cameron Varga, Cincinnati Hills Christian AcademyA
72RHP Brent Honeywell, Walters State CCD
96LHP Brock Burke, Evergreen HSD
Cleveland Indians: A+
21OF Bradley Zimmer, San FranciscoA+
31LHP Justus Sheffield, Tullahoma HSA
38OF Mike Papi, VirginiaA-
61RHP Grant Hockin, Damien HSA-
971B Bobby Bradley, Harrison Central HSA+
Los Angeles Dodgers: A-
22RHP Grant Holmes, Conway HSA+
62OF Alex Verdugo, Sahuaro HSA
98RHP John Richy, UNLVD
Detroit Tigers: A
23OF Derek Hill, Elk Grove HSA
63RHP Spencer Turnbull, AlabamaA
99C Grayson Greiner, South CarolinaA
Pittsburgh Pirates: C+
24SS Cole Tucker, Mountain Pointe HSC-
39OF Connor Joe, University of San DiegoD
64RHP Mitch Keller, Xavier HSA
73RHP Trey Supak, La Grange HSA+
100RF Jordan Luplow, Fresno StateA
Oakland Athletics: B-
253B Matt Chapman, Cal State FullertonC-
65RHP Daniel Gossett, ClemsonA-
101RHP Brett Graves, MissouriA+
Boston Red Sox: A-
263B Michael Chavis, Sprayberry HSA
33RHP Michael Kopech, Mt. Pleasant HSA-
671B Sam Travis, IndianaA
103RHP Edward Cosart, Seminole StateD
St. Louis Cardinals: B-
27RHP Luke Weaver, Florida StateA-
34RHP Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake HSB-
68RHP Ronnie Williams, American Senior HSD
71RHP Andrew Morales, University of California - IrvineD
104RHP Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount UniversityD
Texas Rangers: A
30RHP Luis Ortiz, Sanger HSA
59SS Tiquan Forbes, Columbia HSA
95SS Joshua Morgan, Orange LutheranA-
Atlanta Braves: A-
32OF Braxton Davidson, T. C. Roberson HSA
66RHP Garrett Fulenchek, Howe HSA
102RHP Max Povse, UNC - GreensboroD
New York Yankees: A-
55LHP Jacob Lindgren, Mississippi StateA-
91RHP Austin DeCarr, Salisbury SchoolA-
Baltimore Orioles: D
90LHP Brian Gonzalez, Archbishop McCarthy HSD

The New York Mets only had two picks in the first three rounds. They made the most of them, drafting outfielder Michael Conforto and shortstop Milton Ramos. 

The Mets used their 10th overall pick on Conforto, whom ESPN's Keith Law (subscription needed) and's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis predicted would go fourth. also ranked Ramos, whom New York drafted at No. 84, the 46th-best prospect. 

Those are two major steals. The Mets did a phenomenal job at maximizing the picks they had. And the Cleveland Indians did just as well maximizing their five picks.

A group featuring Bradley Zimmer, Justus Sheffield, Mike Papi, Grant Hockin and Bobby Bradley could ultimately go down as the deepest of the draft. That's huge considering Cleveland didn't have a top-10 pick.

According to, though, Zimmer could've gone in the top 10. He was the Indians' major steal, and they did a great job the rest of the way not reaching for a prospect.

The Chicago Cubs can't say the same. They reached from the get-go for Kyle Schwarber at No. 4. Law (subscription needed) didn't even have Schwarber in his top 25 prospects.

He wasn't even as bad of a reach as Mark Zagunis, though. Chicago drafted him at No. 78. had 148 prospects rated better.

The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves reaching as well. Law (subscription needed) ranked Cole Tucker outside his top 60 prospects and Connor Joe outside his top 100. 

Pittsburgh and Chicago should take notes from the Houston Astros, who likely walked away with the most talented class. Brady Aiken was the consensus No. 1. Derek Fisher also could've gone in Round 1 and A.J. Reed is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft.

Reed is 6'4", 245 pounds. He led Kentucky pitchers with a record of 12-2, a 2.09 ERA and 71 strikeouts this past season and wasn't even drafted to pitch. At the plate, Reed hit .336, 23 home runs and 73 RBI.

The Astros, as well as teams like the Mets and Indians, exited Round 3 as winners. Chicago and Pittsburgh, not so much.

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


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