In MLB.com's latest mock draft, both Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have the Cleveland Indians taking Stanford right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill with the 14th overall pick. This would be the second-straight season the Indians have selected a pitcher with their first overall pick after selecting Brady Aiken last season.
While he does not have nearly the upside of Brady Aiken, a Quantrill pick would be very similar to the one the Indians made last season when they selected Aiken with the 17th pick. Like Aiken, Quantrill required Tommy John surgery; he missed his entire Junior season recovering from the injury. Aiken is currently in extended spring training and is expected to start the season in the Rookie League.
According to MLB.com, Quantrill has a four-pitch arsenal, which all have good chance at being at least major-league average. He throws a fastball sitting in the low- to mid-90s, a curveball, a slider, and a sinking changeup.
As a sophomore, Quantrill threw 18.2 innings before his season was cut short due to the TJ surgery, but in that time, he had a 1.93 ERA and struck out 20 batters while only walking eight. His last full season as a starter, his freshman season at Stanford, he pitched 110.2 innings and struck out 98 batters with 34 walks and a 2.68 ERA. He was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, a Perfect Game Freshman All-American, and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.