DVS Analysis: 2015 MLB Draft Preview

Top 50 Pitcher rankings according to baseballamerica.com.

All pitchers below with a DVS Score marked (*) were not included in our analysis due to insufficient data available.

If you are unfamiliar with what goes into a DVS Score or why it's relevant, make sure to read our DVS Scoring System and Statistical Validation pages before reading the list below.

The Top 50

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Dillon Tate

Carson Fulmer

Walker Buehler

Tyler Jay

Kyle Funkhouser

Mike Nikorak

Ashe Russell

Kolby Allard

James Kapriellian

Donny Everett

Brady Aiken

Michael Matuella

Jon Harris

Nathan Kirby

Phil Bickford

Alex Young

Beau Burrows

Dakota Chalmers

Cody Ponce

Jacob Nix

Justin Hooper

David Hill

Austin Smith

Peter Lambert

Jake Woodford

Juan Hillman

Triston McKenzie

Kyle Molnar

Brady Singer

Nick Neidert

Nolan Watson

Luken Baker

Riley Ferrell

Drew Finley

Tristan Beck

Blake Hickman

Ryan Burr

Andrew Suarez

Alex Robinson

Kyle Cody

Wesley Rodriguez

Chandler Day

Cole Sands

Josh Staumont

Parker Mcfadden

Jeff Degano

Mac Marshall

Mike Soroka

Thomas Szapucki

Tanner Rainey

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Vanderbilt

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Illinois

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Stroudsburg HS

Cathedral Catholic HS

San Clemente HS

UCLA

Clarksville HS

IMG Academy

Duke

Missouri State

Virginia 

JC of South Nev

TCU

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North Forsyth HS

Cal Poly Pomona 

IMG Academy

De La Salle HS

San Diego

Park Vista Comm HS

San Dimas HS

Plant HS

Olympia HS

Royal Palm Beach HS

Aliso Niguel HS

Eustis HS

Peachtree Ridge HS

Lawrence North HS

Oak Ridge HS

TCU

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Corona HS

Iowa

Arizona State

Miami

Maryland

Kentucky

George Wash HS

Watkins Memorial HS

N Florida Chris HS

Azusa Pacific 

Yelm HS

Indiana State

Chipola JC

Bishop Carroll HS

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DVS SCORE

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ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The average DVS Score of the sample group is 12.18, which is very similar to our current youth average (11.6) and our MLB Current average (12.2).
  • The highest DVS Score of the sample group is 18, the lowest DVS Score is 6.
  • High School pitchers scored slightly higher with an average DVS Score of 12.5 compared to College pitchers with an average of 11.83.
  • TCU has 2 pitchers listed in the Top 50, but they only average a 10 DVS Score.

Top 50 Pitchers Breakdown

Top 5 College Players (Based on DVS Score)

  • Ryan Burr (Arizona State)- 17
  • James Kapriellian (UCLA)- 16
  • Mac Marshall (Chipola JC)- 16
  • Walker Buehler (Vanderbilt)- 15
  • Dillon Tate (UC Santa Barbara)- 15

Top 5 HS Players (Based on DVS Score)

  • Kolby Allard- San Clemente- 18
  • Austin Smith- Park Vista HS- 18
  • Peter Lambert- San Dimas HS- 17
  • Beau Burrows- Weatherford HS- 16
  • Chandler Day- Watkins HS- 16