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2018 MLB Draft Tracker

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This is Baseball America’s 2018 MLB Draft Tracker.

Follow along with us here as the picks get announced. We’ll be updating the picks from the first round, with our scouting reports from the BA 500.

If you want to see our scouting reports for picks after the first round, head over to the BA Draft Database and follow the draft as it happens from there (subscription required for scouting reports). And to get those scouting reports, subscribe now!

1. Detroit Tigers: Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn (BA 500 Rank: 1)
Ht: 6-3 / Wt: 208
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Alabama Rank: 1

Skinny: The clear No. 1 pick in this year's class combines a varied arsenal of plus offerings and exceptional command

Links: Casey Mize Starts SEC Play With A Statement
Casey Mize On The Rise
Casey Mize Cruises Through Rain In Final Pre-Draft Start
Brady Singer Outduels Casey Mize in Showdown Between Likely First Rounders
Auburn's Casey Mize No-Hits Northeastern

See Casey Mize's Full Scouting Report

2. San Francisco Giants:  Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech (BA 500 Rank: 5)
Ht: 6-3 / Wt: 225
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Rays '15 (27)
Georgia Rank: 1

Skinny: The top catcher in the class, Bart has an all-around game, including plus raw power and tantalizing defensive tools

Links: Joey Bart Learns From The Best

See Joey Bart's Full Scouting Report

3. Philadelphia Phillies: Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State (BA 500 Rank: 7)
Ht: 6-5 / Wt: 240
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Kansas Rank: 1

Skinny: A corner infielder with immense power in his bat, Bohm has a sound plan and approach in the batter's box

Links: Top Five College Third Basemen In 2018 Draft
Five College Hitter Rising On Draft Boards
Shockers' Sluggers Showing Well On Cape
Bohm Ranks No. 1 In Coastal Plain League Top Prospects
2017 Cape Cod League Top 10 Prospects
Bohm, Jenista Lead Kansas 2018 MLB Draft Prospects

See Alec Bohm's Full Scouting Report

4. Chicago White Sox: Nick Madrigal, SS/2B, Oregon State (BA 500 Rank: 3)
Ht: 5-8 / Wt: 165
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Indians '15 (17)
Oregon Rank: 1

Skinny: A speedy infielder with exceptional bat-to-ball skills, Madrigal has a long track record of hitting and plus defensive potential as well

Links: Top Five College Second Basemen In 2018 Draft
Tournament Of Stars Profile: Nick Madrigal
Players Transition Quickly From CWS To CNT

See Nick Madrigal's Full Scouting Report

5. Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan India, 3B, Florida (BA 500 Rank: 6)
Ht: 6-0 / Wt: 185
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Brewers '15 (26)
Florida Rank: 2

Skinny: One of college baseball's most impressive performers, India is solid across the board and is tapping into unprecedented power this spring

Links: India Soars Up Draft Boards With Breakout Year
CWS: India Earns Redemption In Gators' Win
Top Five College Third Basemen In 2018 Draft

See Jonathan India's Full Scouting Report

6. New York Mets: Jarred Kelenic, OF, Waukesha (Wis.) West HS (BA 500 Rank: 12)
Ht: 6-1 / Wt: 196
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Louisville
Wisconsin Rank: 1

Skinny: Solid in every area, Kelenic is one of the best pure hitters in the prep class and scouts are expecting more power to come

Links: Jarred Kelenic Making His Name Known For 2018 Draft
Jarred Kelenic Comes In From The Cold
Team USA Poised For Success In Super Round Of U18 World Cup
2017 Under Armour All-America Game Superlatives

See Jarred Kelenic's Full Scouting Report

7. San Diego Padres: Ryan Weathers, LHP, Loretto (Tenn.) HS (BA 500 Rank: 16)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 210
Bats: R / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
Tennessee Rank: 1

Skinny: The son of David Weathers, Ryan is a polished lefty with solid control of a heavy fastball and an improving curveball

Links: Top Draft Prospects In Tennessee For 2018 Draft
Q&A With Gatorade Baseball Player Of The Year Ryan Weathers

See Ryan Weathers' Full Scouting Report

8. Atlanta Braves: Carter Stewart, RHP, Eau Gallie HS, Melbourne, Fla. (BA 500 Rank: 9)
Ht: 6-6 / Wt: 200
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Mississippi State
Florida Rank: 4

Skinny: Stewart has the best breaking ball in the 2018 class in a powerful, downer curveball—oh, and he's touched 98 mph this spring

Links: Carter Stewart Dominates At Perfect Game National
Carter Stewart Takes His Spin For A Curve
Perfect Game All-American Classic Video Highlights
Right Place, Right Time

See Carter Stewart's Full Scouting Report

9. Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray, OF, Oklahoma (BA 500 Rank: 77)
Ht: 5-11 / Wt: 195
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Oklahoma Rank: 2

Skinny: Murray might wind up starting at quarterback for Oklahoma this fall, but he's improved on the diamond and his athleticism is tantalizing

Links: Steele Walker, Kyler Murray And The Top Draft Prospects In Oklahoma
Double Play: Checking In On Two-Sport Stars As Football Begins

See Kyler Murray's Full Scouting Report

10. Pittsburgh Pirates: Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama (BA 500 Rank: 11)
Ht: 5-11 / Wt: 180
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Alabama Rank: 2

Skinny: Swaggerty is a potential five-tool talent with a real shot to stick in center field who showed increased power this spring

Links: Travis Swaggerty Showing Results Of Hard Work
Top 10 College Outfielders In 2018 MLB Draft

See Travis Swaggerty's Full Scouting Report

11. Baltimore Orioles: Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, Texas (BA 500 Rank: 24)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 230
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Texas A&M
Texas Rank: 1

Skinny: The Texas pop-up overhauled his body in the offseason and has been up to 97-98 mph with ease out of a big, 6-foot-4 frame

Links: Right Place, Right Time
Grayson Rodriguez Is The Top MLB Draft Prospect In Texas

See Grayson Rodriguez' Full Scouting Report

12. Toronto Blue Jays: Jordan Groshans, 3B/SS, Magnolia (Texas) HS (BA 500 Rank: 38)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 190
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Kansas
Texas Rank: 3

Skinny: A powerful infielder with plus bat speed, Groshans has hit all spring and should continue developing more power that's already plus

Links: Top MLB Draft Prospects in Texas
Scout's View: Texas Prep Infielder Jordan Groshans
2017 Under Armour All-American Game: National Team Hitter Breakdown

See Jordan Groshans' Full Scouting Report

13. Miami Marlins: Connor Scott, OF/LHP, Plant HS, Tampa (BA 500 Rank: 23)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 180
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Florida
Florida Rank: 8

Skinny: A plus runner with good feel for the barrel, Scott is developing power and has a plus arm with good chance to stick in center field—aka toolsy

Links: Connor Scott Learned From Kyle Tucker, But Succeeding By Himself
Right Place, Right Time

See Connor Scott's Full Scouting Report

14. Seattle Mariners: Logan Gilbert, RHP, Stetson (BA 500 Rank: 19)
Ht: 6-6 / Wt: 225
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Florida Rank: 6

Skinny: Gilbert has a heavy fastball that plays up with elite extension and more projection remaining than other college arms

Links: Stetson's Logan Gilbert Stays Hot
Stetson-Cape Cod League Pipeline Has Been A Win-Win
Cape Cod League All-Star Game Notebook
Top 10 College Righthanders In The 2018 MLB Draft
2017 Cape Cod League Top 10 Prospects

See Logan Gilbert's Full Scouting Report

15. Texas Rangers: Cole Winn, RHP, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS (BA 500 Rank: 10)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 195
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Texas Christian
California (S) Rank: 1

Skinny: One of the most consistent prep arms this spring, there are no real holes to speak of in Winn's game

Links: Cole Winn Leads Orange Lutheran To NHSI Opening Win
Orange Lutheran Wins Back-To-Back NHSI Titles
MLB Draft Prospects At NHSI
2018 NHSI: Day One Prospect Handbook
2017 Under Armour All-America Game Superlatives

See Cole Winn's Full Scouting Report

16. Tampa Bay Rays: Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz. (BA 500 Rank: 2)
Ht: 6-5 / Wt: 200
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Arizona
Arizona Rank: 1

Skinny: A projectable lefthander who's been up to 96 mph at times, Liberatore has three potential plus pitches and good feel for each

Links: Matthew Liberatore Finds His Groove, Mountain Ridge Wins NHSI Opener, 4-2
Matthew Liberatore Impresses In Early Season Outing
High School Preseason All-Americans For 2018
Right Place, Right TIme

See Matthew Liberatore's Full Scouting Report

17. Los Angeles Angels: Jordyn Adams, OF, Green Hope HS, Cary, N.C. (BA 500 Rank: 45)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 180
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: North Carolina
North Carolina Rank: 1

Skinny: Perhaps the most athletic player in the 2018 class, Adams is a two-sport start as an elite wide receiver and ultra-projectable center fielder

Links: Two Sports, One Decision For Jordyn Adams
Green Hope Makes North Carolina History at NHSI
Jordyn Adams' Hit Wins Under Armour All-America Game
2018 MLB Draft: Q&A With Green Hope High OF Jordyn Adams

See Jordyn Adams' Full Scouting Report

18. Kansas City Royals: Brady Singer, RHP, Florida (BA 500 Rank: 4)
Ht: 6-5 / Wt: 180
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Blue Jays '15 (2)
Florida Rank: 1

Skinny: A high-probability major leaguer with middle-of-the-rotation stuff and one of the longest track records in college

Links: Brady Singer Named BA 2018 College Baseball Player Of The Year
Brady Singer Looking To Follow In The Footsteps Of A.J. Puk, Alex Faedo
Brady Singer's Excellence Has Florida On The Precipice Of First Championship
Brady Singer Outduels Casey Mize In Showdown Between Likely First-Rounders
Top 10 College Righthanders in 2018 MLB Draft

See Brady Singer's Full Scouting Report

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Nolan Gorman, 3B, O'Connor HS, Phoenix (BA 500 Rank: 15)
Ht: 6-1 / Wt: 210
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Arizona
Arizona Rank: 2

Skinny: Gorman is a slugging third baseman with near top-of-the-scale raw power and a strong arm, but he has some questions about his feel to hit

Links: Potential First-Rounders Matthew Liberatore, Nolan Gorman Meet In Arizona Showdown
Nolan Gorman Powers West To Perfect Game All-American Game
Naylor, Gorman Advance In High School Home Run Derby
Arizona's Top MLB Draft Prospects In 2018
Five MLB Draft Prospects At NHSI

See Nolan Gorman's Full Scouting Report

20. Minnesota Twins: Trevor Larnach, OF, Oregon State (BA 500 Rank: 27)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 205
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Padres '15 (40)
Oregon Rank: 2

Skinny: A powerful corner outfielder, Larnach has finally started tapping into his juice more regularly this spring

Links: Swaggerty, Denaburg, Larnach Helping Themselves
Top 10 College Outfielders In The 2018 MLB Draft
Five College Hitters Rising On Draft Boards

See Trevor Larnach's Full Scouting Report Here

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Boras Baseball Classic Announces 16-Team Southern Field

The Boras Foundation announced the 16-team field of high school programs that will compete in the Southern Section of the 2019 Boras Baseball Classic Monday

21. Milwaukee Brewers: Brice Turang, SS, Santiago HS, Corona, Calif. (BA 500 Rank: 14)
Ht: 6-1 / Wt: 165
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
California (S) Rank: 2

Skinny: An athletic, lefthanded-hitting shortstop with plus speed and great feel for the barrel, Turang is more polished than most preps

Links: Turang Is The Latest Star In A Family Of Stellar Athletes
Brice Could Be Right For Marlins
Santiago Shortstop Brice Turang Is Unfazed And Hitting With Authority
High School Preseason All-Americans For 2018

See Brice Turang's Full Scouting Report

22. Colorado Rockies: Ryan Rolison, LHP, Mississippi (BA 500 Rank: 21)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 195
Bats: R / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Padres '16 (37)
Mississippi Rank: 1

Skinny: A high-floor college lefthander, Rolison shows a three-pitch mix including a fastball up to 96 mph with good life

Links: Three-Headed Monster Leads Ole Miss Rotation
Cape Cod League All-Star Game Notebook
Ryan Rolison is Mississippi's Top 2018 MLB Draft Prospect
Top Seven College Lefthanders For The 2018 MLB Draft
2017 Cape Cod League Top 10 Prospects

See Ryan Rolison's Full Scouting Report

23. New York Yankees: Anthony Seigler, C, Cartersville (Ga.) HS (BA 500 Rank: 41)
Ht: 5-11 / Wt: 200
Bats: B / Throws: B
Commit/Drafted: Florida
Georgia Rank: 5

Skinny: An ambidextrous, switch-hitting catcher who can pitch from both sides, Seigler's pro future will be behind the plate where he is solid all-around

Links: Anthony Seigler Switches It Up At Perfect Game National
Wilson Premier East Classic Prospect Breakdowns
East Coast Pro Notebook: Day Four
Pitch-Framing Analysis Of 2018 High School Catchers

See Anthony Seigler's Full Scouting Report

24. Chicago Cubs: Nico Hoerner, SS/2B, Stanford (BA 500 Rank: 42)
Ht: 5-11 / Wt: 195
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
California (N) Rank: 3

Skinny: Hoerner might have to move off of shortstop for second base, but he's hit in the Pac-12 and wood-bat leagues

Links: Top Five College Shortstops For The 2018 MLB Draft
Cape Cod League All-Star Game Notebook
2017 Cape Cod League Top Prospects 11-20

See Nico Hoerner's Full Scouting Report

25. Arizona Diamondbacks: Matt McLain, SS/2B, Beckman HS, Irvine, Calif. (BA 500 Rank: 61)
Ht: 5-10 / Wt: 175
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: UCLA
California (S) Rank: 3

Skinny: McLain is a plus runner who's swung the bat exceedingly well this spring and can make all the plays at shortstop

Links: 2018 MLB Draft Report: Shortstop Matt McLain Opening Eyes
2018 Canes Win Wilson Premier Classic in Convincing Fashion

See Matt McLain's Full Scouting Report

26. Boston Red Sox: Triston Casas, 1B/3B, American Heritage School, Plantation, Fla. (BA 500 Rank: 25)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 238
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Miami
Florida Rank: 9

Skinny: Casas has plus-plus raw power and an advanced, patient approach at the plate with surprising athleticism in the infield

Links: Mark Vientos, Triston Casas Invade Jupiter
Ability, Aptitude Set Triston Casas Apart
Triston Casas Reclassifies For 2018
Triston Casas Powers USA Over Canada In Opening Game Of Super Round

See Triston Casas' Full Scouting Report

27. Washington Nationals: Mason Denaburg, RHP/C, Merritt Island (Fla.) HS (BA 500 Rank: 22)
Ht: 6-3 / Wt: 190
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Florida
Florida Rank: 7

Skinny: An uber-athletic catcher-turned-pitcher, Denaburg has great arm speed and feel to spin a breaking ball

Links: Mason Denaburg Guides Merritt Island To Victory
NHSI Day Two Prospect Notebook
Right Place, Right Time
Swaggerty, Denaburg, Larnach Helping Themselves

See Mason Denaburg's Full Scouting Report

28. Houston Astros: Seth Beer, 1B/OF, Clemson (BA 500 Rank: 46)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 195
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
South Carolina Rank: 1

Skinny: A potential 60-grade hitter with 70-grade power, the pressue is on Beer's bat as his defensive position is a huge question

Links: Seth Beer Streaks Into Clemson Record Books
Seth Beer Is BA Freshman Of The Year

See Seth Beer's Full Scouting Report

29. Cleveland Indians: Noah Naylor, C/3B, St. Joan of Arc Catholic SS, Mississauga, Ont. (BA 500 Rank: 20)
Ht: 6-0 / Wt: 195
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Texas A&M
Canada Rank: 1

Skinny: The younger brother of Josh Naylor, Noah is more hit over power with exceptional barrel awareness and track record against professional arms

Links: Naylor, Gorman Advance In High School Home Run Derby
Top MLB Draft Prospects In Canada
Perfect Game National Day One Notebook
Under Armour All-America Game Q&A With Noah Naylor
Perfect Game National Notebook: Seven Standouts So Far

See Noah Naylor's Full Scouting Report

30. Los Angeles Dodgers: J.T. Ginn, RHP, Brandon (Miss.) HS (BA 500 Rank: 39)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 199
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Mississippi State
Mississippi Rank: 2

Skinny: Ginn gets Sonny Gray comps regularly as a short righthander, but his fastball is harder and has more life than Gray's

Links: Kumar Rocker, Ethan Hankins, J.T. Ginn Shine At Perfect Game WWBA
2017 All-American Game Superlatives
2017 Perfect Game All-American Classic: West Pitchers Breakdown

See J.T. Ginn's Full Scouting Report

31. Tampa Bay Rays: Shane McClanahan, LHP, South Florida (BA 500 Rank: 8)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 188
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Mets '15 (26)
Florida Rank: 3

Skinny: An electrifying, albeit sporadic, lefthander with some of the best pure stuff in the class, McClanahan has a fastball that tickles 100 mph

Links: McClanahan Shows Strong Stuff
Top Seven College Lefthanders For The 2018 MLB Draft
College Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects

See Shane McClanahan's Full Scouting Report

32. Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Schnell, OF, Roncalli HS, Indianapolis (BA 500 Rank: 34)
Ht: 6-2 / Wt: 180
Bats: L / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Louisville
Indiana Rank: 1

Skinny: Few prep players have hit more than Schnell since last fall, as a likely corner outfielder who's a better runner underway with an above-average arm

Links: Nick Schnell Tops List Of Indiana MLB Draft Prospects

See Nick Schnell's Full Scouting Report

33. Kansas City Royals: Jackson Kowar, RHP, Florida (BA 500 Rank: 17)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 170
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Tigers '15 (40)
Florida Rank: 5

Skinny: Lean, wiry and with a good frame, Kowar has an above-average fastball and plus changeup

Links: Increased Tempo The Key For Florida Righthander Jackson Kowar
Top 10 College Righthanders For The 2018 MLB Draft
College World Series: Florida Breaks Through For First National Title

See Jackson Kowar's Full Scouting Report

34. Kansas City Royals: Daniel Lynch, LHP, Virginia (BA 500 Rank: 111)
Ht: 6-4 / Wt: 195
Bats: L / Throws: L
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Virginia Rank: 2

Skinny: Thin-waisted southpaw with a solid, but unspectacular, four-pitch mix and poise

Links: 2018 MLB Draft Notebook: Cole Sands, Griffin Roberts and Daniel Lynch
Top Seven College Lefthanders For The 2018 MLB Draft
2017 Cape Cod League Top Prospects 31-50

See Daniel Lynch's Full Scouting Report

35. Cleveland Indians: Ethan Hankins, RHP, Forsyth Central HS, Cumming, Ga. (BA 500 Rank: 18)
Ht: 6-6 / Wt: 215
Bats: R / Throws: R
Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
Georgia Rank: 3

Skinny: Previously the top prep player in the class thanks to a potential 80-grade fastball, Hankins has been slowed by injury but is trending in the right direction

Links: Ethan Hankins, Kumar Rocker Bond Over Fastballs, Competitiveness
Ethan Hankins Cements Status As Top High School Pitcher For 2018
Ethan Hankins Sets The Bar For 2018 Prep Pitching Class
Kumar Rocker, Ethan Hankins, J.T. Ginn shine at Perfect Game WWBA

See Ethan Hankins' Full Scouting Report

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