Opening-round projections by Callis, Mayo

Opening-round projections by Callis, Mayo

The 2016 MLB Draft is here, and this is our final attempt to project the first round.

Catch the Draft tonight at 6 ET on MLB Network, MLB.com

We worked independently on these projections, and were surprised that in a Draft with so much uncertainty at the top that we matched each other on eight of the first nine selections. Our predictions and analysis are below, and full scouting reports for all of these players -- as well as a ranking of the top 200 Draft prospects -- can be found at MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

Note that the D-backs (who forfeited their first-round pick when they signed Zack Greinke), Cubs (John Lackey), Royals (Ian Kennedy) and Giants (Jeff Samardzija) do not appear in this projection because they do not pick in the first round.

Get to know the top 20 MLB Draft prospects

1. Phillies
Callis: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Mayo: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)

2016 Draft: Mickey Moniak, OF

2. Reds
Callis: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee
Mayo: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves
Callis: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa H.S., Clifton Park, N.Y.
Mayo: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa H.S., Clifton Park, N.Y.

4. Rockies
Callis: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Overland Park, Kan.
Mayo: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Overland Park, Kan.

5. Brewers
Callis: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville
Mayo: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. A's
Callis: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida
Mayo: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins
Callis: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS
Mayo: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres
Callis: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford
Mayo: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer 

2016 Draft: Cal Quantrill, RHP

9. Tigers
Callis: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon H.S., Sacramento, Calif.
Mayo: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon H.S., Sacramento, Calif.

10. White Sox
Callis: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer
Mayo: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep H.S., Canoga Park, Calif.

11. Mariners
Callis: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College
Mayo: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

12. Red Sox
Callis: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep H.S., Canoga Park, Calif.
Mayo: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

13. Rays
Callis: Joshua Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Marietta, Ga.)
Mayo: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha, Wis.)

14. Indians
Callis: Zack Collins, C, Miami
Mayo: Zack Collins, C, Miami

15. Twins
Callis: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Pittsburgh)
Mayo: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Pittsburgh)

16. Angels
Callis: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State
Mayo: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

17. Astros
Callis: Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois
Mayo: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

18. Yankees
Callis: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights H.S., San Antonio, Texas
Mayo: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights H.S., San Antonio, Texas

19. Mets
Callis: Will Craig, 1B, Wake Forest
Mayo: Will Craig, 1B, Wake Forest

20. Dodgers
Callis: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh
Mayo: Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois

21. Blue Jays
Callis: Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, Ga.)
Mayo: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

2016 Draft: Taylor Trammell, OF

22. Pirates
Callis: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa.
Mayo: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa.

23. Cardinals
Callis: Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville
Mayo: Zack Burdi, RHP, Louisville

24. Padres (compensation for loss of free agent Justin Upton)
Callis: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS
Mayo: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

A look at prospect Groome's life

25. Padres (compensation for loss of free agent Ian Kennedy)
Callis: Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy (Ceiba, P.R.)
Mayo: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

26. White Sox (compensation for loss of free agent Jeff Samardzija)
Callis: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha, Wis.)
Mayo: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

27. Orioles (compensation for loss of free agent Wei-Yin Chen)
Callis: Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep (Dallas)
Mayo: Joshua Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Marietta, Ga.)

28. Nationals (compensation for loss of free agent Jordan Zimmermann)
Callis: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia
Mayo: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

2016 Draft: Matt Thaiss, C

29. Nationals (compensation for loss of free agent Ian Desmond)
Callis: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt
Mayo: Kyle Muller, LHP, Jesuit College Prep (Dallas)

30. Rangers (compensation for loss of free agent Yovani Gallardo)
Callis: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Atlanta)
Mayo: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Atlanta)

Benson's five homers

31. Mets (compensation for loss of free agent Daniel Murphy)
Callis: Chris Okey, C, Clemson
Mayo: Chris Okey, C, Clemson

32. Dodgers (compensation for loss of free agent Zack Greinke)
Callis: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt
Mayo: Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, Ga.)

33. Cardinals (compensation for loss of free agent John Lackey)
Callis: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State
Mayo: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

34. Cardinals (compensation for loss of free agent Jason Heyward)
Callis: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia
Mayo: Buddy Reed, OF, Florida

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.