MBN’s Jon Lewis nails 2015 Draft Predictions

The MLB Draft is one of the hardest things to predict. Between asking prices, bonus pool money and postseason college games, there are a lot of moving parts heading into draft day.

MBN’s Jon Lewis and John Vittas put together their 2015 Maryland Draft Preview, making rough predictions on where the players would fall. The predictions were based on Lewis’ and Vittas’ personal talent evaluations that were then confirmed via conversations with scouts, players and coaches. The predictions turned out to be extremely accurate, with Lewis proving to be particularly on-the-money.

Lewis (right) served as a color analyst for MBN in 2015.
Lewis (right) served as a color analyst for MBN in 2015.

Lewis was no more than four rounds off on any player and was within one round on five of Maryland’s eight selections.

“I was able to confirm my personal evaluations with a few scouts I’ve met along the way,” Lewis said. “Being around the game for more than ten years as a former college player and then continuing to be a student of the game has allowed me to evaluate talent effectively.”

Lewis, now 23,  is an Analyst for a large investment bank in Baltimore, but hopes to use his financial analytics background to help a Major League front office in the near future.

“I hope to latch on with a pro team and get into their scouting department,” Lewis said. “Hopefully this can serve as a jumpstart on that process.”

Lewis announced over twenty Terps’ games over the last two years, serving as a color analyst for the Maryland Baseball Network. In 2013, Lewis was a Baseball Operations Intern for the program.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure being around this program for a few years now and watching these players develop into legit pro prospects. I wish them all the best and prosperous pro careers. They were all instrumental pieces in legitimizing this baseball program into a national power.”

2B Brandon Lowe FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 4th        ACTUAL: 3rd

LHP Alex Robinson FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 3rd        ACTUAL: 5th

3B Jose Cuas FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 10th      ACTUAL: 11th

CF LaMonte Wade FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 8th        ACTUAL: 9th

LHP Jake Drossner FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 10th      ACTUAL: 10th

RHP Kevin Mooney FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 12th      ACTUAL: 15th

C Kevin Martir FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 14th      ACTUAL: 18th

LHP Zach Morris FULL PROFILE

Lewis: 23rd      ACTUAL: 24th

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