Baseball America’s newest mock draft is here!
Our end-of-April update includes a new order for the “big four” of prospects, beginning with Jack Leiter, and also features information tying teams to players, including the Tigers, Orioles and Braves.
In years prior, an April 28 mock draft might represent when things were starting to get serious, with the draft just over a month away.
Things are different in 2021. The draft is still multiple months away and there are plenty of new pre-draft scouting events being rolled out—including the first of six regional pre-draft events starting this weekend in Cary, N.C.—and players will have to decide whether to shut things down after the season or take part in one of many summer leagues that are now real options before the draft takes place.
Related: Updated BA 300 Draft Rankings
So while there’s still plenty up in the air, we have been starting to hear a bit of rumor mongering in terms of which teams are scouting which players and which ranges for certain players are starting to develop. Does that mean we are going to nail all of the picks in the first round or does that mean we’re simply going to get lost in all the noise? The safe bet is on the latter. But we know you love a good mock draft, so we’ll give it our best April attempt.
As always with a mock this far out from the draft, I would caution readers that just about nothing here is set in stone and plenty will still likely change between now and July 13.
With those caveats out of the way, here is Mock Draft V 3.0: