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

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MLB Draft 2014: Table of Team-by-Team Results and Grades for Rounds 1-3
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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
No. Player Grade
Houston Astros: A
1 LHP Brady Aiken, Cathedral Catholic HS A
37 OF Derek Fisher, Virginia A+
42 1B A.J. Reed, Kentucky A
75 3B J.D. Davis, Cal State - Fullerton A
Miami Marlins: B-
2 RHP Tyler Kolek, Shepherd HS A
36 SS Justin Twine, Falls City HS D
43 C Blake Anderson, West Lauderdale HS D
76 2B Brian Anderson, Arkansas C-
Chicago White Sox: A-
3 LHP Carlos Rodon, North Carolina State A
44 RHP Spencer Adams, White County HS A
77 LHP Jace Fry, Oregon State C
Chicago Cubs: C-
4 C/1B Kyle Schwarber, Indiana C-
45 RHP Jake Stinnett, Maryland B
78 C Mark Zagunis, Virginia Tech D+
Minnesota Twins: A
5 SS Nick Gordon, Olympia HS A
46 RHP Nick Burdi, Louisville A
79 RHP Michael Cederoth, San Diego State A-
Seattle Mariners: A-
6 C/OF Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HS A
74 OF Gareth Morgan, Blyth Academy A
80 CF Austin Cousino, Kentucky D+
Philadelphia Phillies: A-
7 RHP Aaron Nola, LSU A
47 LHP Matt Imhof, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo A
81 CF Aaron Brown, Pepperdine University C-
Colorado Rockies: B
8 LHP Kyle Freeland, Evansville A
35 2B Forrest Wall, Orangewood Christian HS C
48 RHP Ryan Castellani, Brophy Jesuit Prep School D
82 LHP Sam Howard, Georgia Southern C-
Toronto Blue Jays: B
9 RHP Jeff Hoffman, East Carolina B
11 C Max Pentecost, Kennesaw State B
49 RHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HS A+
83 LHP Nick Wells, Battlefield HS D
New York Mets: A+
10 OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State A+
84 SS Milton Ramos, American Heritage School A+
Milwaukee Brewers: B
12 LHP Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea HS C-
41 SS Jacob Gatewood, Clovis HS A+
50 OF Monte Harrison, Lee's Summit West HS A+
85 RHP Cy Sneed, Dallas Baptist D+
San Diego Padres: A
13 SS Trea Turner, North Carolina State A
51 OF Michael Gettys, Gainesville HS A
86 RHP Zech Lemond, Rice A+
San Francisco Giants: A-
14 RHP Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt A
52 C Aramis Garcia, Florida International C-
87 RF Dylan Davis, Oregon Stae A
Los Angeles Angels: A
15 LHP Sean Newcomb, Hartford A
53 RHP Joe Gatto, St. Augustine Prep A
88 RHP Chris Ellis, Ole Miss A
Arizona Diamondbacks: B+
16 RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian Acad. A
54 LHP Cody Reed, Ardmore HS C
69 OF Marcus Wilson, Junipero Serra HS A+
70 SS Isan Diaz, Springfield Central HS D+
89 CF Matt Railey, North Florida Christian HS D
Kansas City Royals: A
17 LHP Brandon Finnegan, TCU A
28 LHP Foster Griffin, The First Academy A
40 C Chase Vallot, St. Thomas More HS A
56 RHP Scott Blewett, Baker HS A+
92 LHP Eric Skoglund, Central Florida B
Washington Nationals: C+
18 RHP Erick Fedde, UNLV C+
57 LHP Andrew Suarez, Miami D
93 C Jakson Reetz, Norris HS A+
Cincinnati Reds: B
19 RHP Nick Howard, Virginia B-
29 SS Alex Blandino, Stanford B-
58 3B Taylor Sparks, University of California - Irvine A-
94 RHP Wyatt Strahan, USC A-
Tampa Bay Rays: B+
20 1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita State A
60 RHP Cameron Varga, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy A
72 RHP Brent Honeywell, Walters State CC D
96 LHP Brock Burke, Evergreen HS D
Cleveland Indians: A+
21 OF Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco A+
31 LHP Justus Sheffield, Tullahoma HS A
38 OF Mike Papi, Virginia A-
61 RHP Grant Hockin, Damien HS A-
97 1B Bobby Bradley, Harrison Central HS A+
Los Angeles Dodgers: A-
22 RHP Grant Holmes, Conway HS A+
62 OF Alex Verdugo, Sahuaro HS A
98 RHP John Richy, UNLV D
Detroit Tigers: A
23 OF Derek Hill, Elk Grove HS A
63 RHP Spencer Turnbull, Alabama A
99 C Grayson Greiner, South Carolina A
Pittsburgh Pirates: C+
24 SS Cole Tucker, Mountain Pointe HS C-
39 OF Connor Joe, University of San Diego D
64 RHP Mitch Keller, Xavier HS A
73 RHP Trey Supak, La Grange HS A+
100 RF Jordan Luplow, Fresno State A
Oakland Athletics: B-
25 3B Matt Chapman, Cal State Fullerton C-
65 RHP Daniel Gossett, Clemson A-
101 RHP Brett Graves, Missouri A+
Boston Red Sox: A-
26 3B Michael Chavis, Sprayberry HS A
33 RHP Michael Kopech, Mt. Pleasant HS A-
67 1B Sam Travis, Indiana A
103 RHP Edward Cosart, Seminole State D
St. Louis Cardinals: B-
27 RHP Luke Weaver, Florida State A-
34 RHP Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake HS B-
68 RHP Ronnie Williams, American Senior HS D
71 RHP Andrew Morales, University of California - Irvine D
104 RHP Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount University D
Texas Rangers: A
30 RHP Luis Ortiz, Sanger HS A
59 SS Tiquan Forbes, Columbia HS A
95 SS Joshua Morgan, Orange Lutheran A-
Atlanta Braves: A-
32 OF Braxton Davidson, T. C. Roberson HS A
66 RHP Garrett Fulenchek, Howe HS A
102 RHP Max Povse, UNC - Greensboro D
New York Yankees: A-
55 LHP Jacob Lindgren, Mississippi State A-
91 RHP Austin DeCarr, Salisbury School A-
Baltimore Orioles: D
90 LHP Brian Gonzalez, Archbishop McCarthy HS D

MLB.com

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 MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis predicted would go fourth. MLB.com 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 MLB.com, 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. MLB.com 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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