With less than an hour left until the draft begins, there’s still a ton of uncertainty at the top. Rumors have floated around the Twins, Padres, Rays and Braves throughout the day. The Twins are believed to be taking Royce Lewis and the Reds won’t let Hunter Greene get past them. San Diego remains a mystery, but the Padres have scouted MacKenzie Gore aggressively. The Rays have left their options open, doing their homework on the signability of prep outfielders Bubba Thompson and Jordon Adell just in case, but it appears that two-way Louisville star Brendan McKay may fall into their laps. If the Rays end up with McKay, they could let him do both pitch and hit. Atlanta is in deal-making mode, and could end up spending big bucks on its second and third picks. David Peterson has been rumored inside the top 10 picks throughout the day. The Oregon lefthander is now expected to fly off the board. Several prep outfielders are in line for big paydays in the supplemental first round.
Pick: Royce Lewis, ss/of, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. |
Pick: Hunter Greene, rhp, Notre Dame High, Sherman Oaks, Calif. |
Pick: MacKenzie Gore, lhp, Whiteville (N.C.) High |
Pick: Brendan McKay, 1b/lhp, Louisville |
Pick: Austin Beck, of, North Davidson High, Lexington, N.C. |
Pick: Keston Hiura, 2b/of, UC Irvine |
Pick: Adam Haseley, of, Virginia |
Pick: Kyle Wright, rhp, Vanderbilt |
Pick: David Peterson, lhp, Oregon |
Pick: J.B. Bukauskas, rhp, North Carolina |
11. White Sox
Pick: Pavin Smith, 1b, Virginia |
Pick: Nick Pratto, 1b/of, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS |
Pick: Alex Faedo, rhp, Florida |
Pick: Trevor Rogers, lhp, Calsbad (N.M.) HS |
Pick: Shane Baz, rhp, Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas |
Pick: Jordon Adell, of, Ballard HS, Louisville |
18. Tigers Pick: Matt Sauer, rhp, Ernest Righetti HS, Santa Maria, Calif.
Pick: D.L. Hall, lhp, Valdosta (Ga.) HS
20. Mets Pick: Logan Warmoth, ss, North Carolina
Pick: Jeren Kendall, of, Vanderbilt
22. Blue Jays
Pick: Nate Pearson, rhp, Central Florida JC
Pick: Bubba Thompson, of, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala.
24. Red Sox
Pick: Jake Burger, 3b, Missouri State
Pick: Seth Romero, lhp, Houston
Pick: Tanner Houck, rhp, Missouri |
Pick: Clarke Schmidt, rhp, South Carolina |
Pick: Alex Lange, rhp, Louisiana State
SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND
Pick: Jeter Downs, ss, Monsignor Pace HS, Miami
Pick: Tristen Lutz, of, Martin HS, Arlington, Texas
Pick: Drew Waters, of, Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.
Pick: Heliot Ramos, of, Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R.
Pick: Mark Vientos, ss/3b, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
Pick: Brendon Little, lhp, State JC of Florida