Many talented players came off the board in the first 75 picks of this year’s draft. Here’s a quick look at the top 10 available options for Day Two, according to players’ rankings in the BA 500, which are in parentheses.
1. Donny Everett, rhp, Clarksville (Tenn.) HS (No. 21)
Everett might be the hardest-throwing prep pitcher in this year's class. He's committed to Vanderbilt, so if he is not picked early on Tuesday, he may end up getting to campus.
2. Michael Matuella, rhp, Duke (No. 23)
Matuella entered the spring as a potential No. 1 overall pick, but inconsistency and injury pushed him back significantly. His stuff is outstanding, but scouts wonder if he can ever stay healthy long enough to last in a major league rotation. He had Tommy John surgery midway through the spring, so would likely not be able to pitch for Duke next season, should he return to school for a fourth year.
3. Dakota Chalmers, rhp, North Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (No. 34)
Chalmers is oozing with projection, and scouts can dream on him as a potential middle-of-the-rotation arm. He is committed to Georgia.
4. Jalen Miller, ss, Riverwood International Charter, Sandy Springs, Ga. (No. 35)
Miller is a solid all-around talent with some feel for the barrel and a chance to stick at shortstop. He is committed to Clemson.
5. Jacob Nix, rhp, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. (No. 37)
Nix made progress after going in the fifth round of last year's draft, and should be an appealing option early on Tuesday.
6. Justin Hooper, lhp, De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif. (No. 39)
Hooper's ceiling is as high as any prospect in the class. He battled some issues with consistency this spring, but he's a 6-foot-7 lefthander with elite fastball velocity. Hooper is committed to UCLA.
7. Demi Orimoloye, of, St. Matthew HS, Orleans, Ontario, Canada (No. 41)
A dynamic athlete with a high ceiling both offensively and defensively, Orimoloye could be an early pick on Tuesday. He is committed to Oregon.
8. David Hill, rhp, San Diego (No. 44)
Hill asserted himself as one of the most polished pitchers in the college class this spring. His stuff isn't explosive, but he can pitch in the low 90s and has feel for three average pitches.
9. Joe McCarthy, of, Virginia (No. 46)
McCarthy might have been in line to go earlier in the draft if not for a back injury that sidelined him for most of the season. He has been slow to return, but has shown progress in Virginia's postseason run to the College World Series.
10. Kyle Molnar, rhp, Aliso Niguel HS, Aliso Viejo, Calif. (No. 53)
Molnar has battled issues with consistency, but he has the potential for three average or better pitches. Molnar is committed to UCLA.