Seven Likely First-Rounders To Attend Draft

Seven players ranked in the top 32 of the BA 500 are scheduled to attend the opening rounds of the draft on June 5 at MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, N.J., the network said Thursday.

The players include shortstops Michael Chavis (Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.), Jacob Gatewood (Clovis (Calif.) HS), and Nick Gordon (Olympia HS, Orlando); outfielders Monte Harrison (Lee's Summit (Mo.) West HS) and Derek Hill (Elk Grove (Calif.) HS); and pitchers Grant Holmes (Conway (S.C.) and Kodi Medeiros (Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii).

Scouting reports and video of the players, each of whom are projected to go in the first round in John Manuel’s most recent mock draft, can be found here.

The draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. on June 5 with the first round, Competitive Balance Round A,  second round and Competitive Balance Round B. Rounds 3-10 will take place June 6, followed rounds 11-40 on June 7.