Johnnie’s MLB Mock Draft: The Top 101by John Lepore July 10, 2021 0 comments
The MLB Draft will start this Sunday. Teams will be looking for their next superstar to elevate their franchise to perennial contenders and hopefully World Series Champions. While the players selected this year will vary from All-Star to career minor leaguer, they all have the potential to be difference makers. Let’s take a look at the first three rounds.
#1 Pittsburgh Pirates, Henry Davis, C, Louisville
The Pirates take the best all-around player in the draft when you consider the position and offensive ability. Davis has been the most consistent offensive player in College this season and a franchise catcher is hard to find. When you consider where the Giants would be without Buster Posey or the Cardinals without Yadier Molina, you have to consider that this is the right move for Pittsburgh.
For more on Davis, check out our draft profile on him here.
#2 Texas Rangers, Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake HS (CA)
Obviously, the Rangers have a tough choice here, but they can’t resist the athleticism. Mayer has above-average tools across the board and profiles as a franchise shortstop for years to come. The prepster will surely be tied for years to come with the next guy on this list.
For more on Mayer, check out our draft profile on him here.
#3 Detroit Tigers, Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit Prep HS (TX)
The Tigers need some athleticism. Detroit has drafted a ton of pitching over the past few years. From 2006-2018, they drafted 15 players in the first round, 12 were pitchers. They get a staple in the middle of their infield here. Another team starting their rebuild, Detroit can develop Lawlar and have him starting at shortstop in 2024.
For more on Lawlar, check out our draft profile on him here.
#4 Boston Red Sox, Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt
I’m sure the Sox may be surprised that Leiter falls to them but he is exactly the pitcher they need. Leiter has the highest floor and is likely to hit the majors in short order. With Boston set in their lineup core for a while, they get the ace they want.
For more on Leiter, check out our draft profile on him here.
#5 Baltimore Orioles, Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall (OK)
While Leiter goes with the previous pick, Jobe offers the most upside of any pitcher in the draft. He is incredibly polished for an 18-year-old and his stuff right now is nearly as good as the Vandy boys. The Orioles have gone position-player heavy the last few drafts. They get who they hope is their ace for the future.
For more on Jobe, check out our draft profile on him here.
#6 Arizona Diamondbacks, Kahlil Watson, SS, Wake Forest (NC)
The Diamondbacks are rebuilding and it will be a few years before they challenge in the National League West. Watson has proven to be as athletic as Lawlar and Mayer and will stay at shortstop long-term. His bat will develop and with fewer questions about his future spot in the game, Arizona grabs him here.
For more on Watson, check out our draft profile on him here.
#7 Kansas City Royals, Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College
Colton Cowser and Brady House are certainly in play here, but Frelick is more athletic with an aggressive streak in his game. The Royals like their athletes who take risks and can use their speed in the field as well as on the bases. Frelick fits the mold perfectly. After taking pitchers for the last couple of drafts, they get a guy who is similar to Andrew Benintendi, the player they just traded for.
For more on Frelick, check out our draft profile on him here.
#8 Colorado Rockies, Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt
I’m sure the Rockies may be surprised that Rocker falls to them, and despite recent struggles in the College World Series, Colorado gets a live arm. The Rockies could go with a somewhat safer pick in Cowser or McLain. Instead, they go with the undeniable arm. Rocker has incredible upside and that keeps Colorado from going with a bat.
For more on Rocker, check out our draft profile on him here.
#9 Los Angeles Angels, Ty Madden, RHP, Texas
Pitching has been a black hole for the Angels recently, so they drafted Reid Detmers last year at number 10. This year they go with the best college arm not named Leiter or Rocker.
For more on Madden, check out our draft profile on him here.
#10 New York Mets, Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston
Cowser is a toolsy player and some scouts have him going as the first outfielder off the board. He does everything well but his bat and speed are what have him here in the top 10. If Jobe, Rocker, or Madden fall, the Mets may be inclined to take a pitcher. House is also in play here as is catcher Harry Ford.
For more on Cowser, check out our draft profile on him here.
#11 Washington Nationals, Brady House, SS/3B, Winder-Barrow (GA)
I’m sure that the Nats are ecstatic that House is here at #11. He is arguably the most advanced prep bat in the draft and will hit. Whether shortstop is in his future remains to be seen which is why he drops below a few others. Nevertheless, Washington gets a thumper here who could make them forget about Carter Kieboom.
For more on House, check out our draft profile on him here.
#12 Seattle Mariners, Harry Ford, C, North Cobb HS (GA)
The second catcher off the board, and the first prep one at that. Ford is advanced beyond his years and even though High School catchers have a sketchy track record, the Mariners realize the potential and grab him, Steven Baron flashbacks notwithstanding
For more on Ford, check out our draft profile on him here.
#13 Philadelphia Phillies, Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land (PA)
The Phillies keep the Pennsylvania kid in the state. There is a lot to like with Montgomery between his power, speed, and athletic ability. The Phillies are getting arguably the best prep athlete in the country here.
For more on Montgomery, check out our draft profile on him here.
#14 San Francisco Giants, Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State
One of my personal favorite players in this draft, Wicks has everything you want from a starter. He is competitive, aggressive, and has a solid four-pitch mix. The Kansas State ace also has an easy delivery and excellent command. His arm will fit well in San Fran and he may even become the next MadBum.
For more on Wicks, check out our draft profile on him here.
#15 Milwaukee Brewers, Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (Ohio)
Bachman has the velocity hitting triple digits on the gun. He also has a solid three-pitch repertoire which will serve him well as a starter. Scouts think that he may be a reliever in the future, but it’s not like Milwaukee has shied away from that.
For more on Bachman, check out our draft profile on him here.
#16 Miami Marlins, Matt McLain, SS, UCLA
McLain has dipped a bit but he is still a steal here for the Marlins. The bat plays and he has the chops to stick at shortstop. The doubts about that are why he falls to #16. The talent is there and if his bat plays up, even as a second baseman McLain will be well worth the choice.
For more on McLain, check out our draft profile on him here.
#17 Cincinnati Reds, Joe Mack, C. Williamsville East HS (NY)
You gotta love the name. It just sounds like old-school baseball. Mack does a lot on the field also to back it up. As mentioned before with Ford, prep catchers don’t have a great history in the draft, but Mack may break the mold. The Reds aren’t scared away from High School backstops either having taken Tyler Stephenson in the first round in 2015
For more on Mack, check out our draft profile on him here.
#18 St. Louis Cardinals, Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
Somewhat of a late-bloomer on the scene, McGreevy wasn’t drafted out of High School and only began in the rotation for UC Santa Barbara in 2020. Nevertheless, the kid has the size at 6-foot-4 and has increased his velocity and improved his pitch mix without sacrificing his control.
For more on McGreevy, check out our draft profile on him here.
#19 Toronto Blue Jays, Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
He is solidly built, has a four-pitch mix, and is a College World Series Champion. What more could you want? Bednar moved himself up a bit with his performance and proved that he can maintain his stuff later in the season.
For more on Bednar, check out our draft profile on him here.
#20 New York Yankees, Colson Montgomery, 3B, Southridge (IN)
This kid’s skills have had scouts moving him up. If he doesn’t go before this, the Yankees would be fools not to select him. Safer than a pitcher and much more projectable, New York should have no qualms about this pick.
For more on Montgomery, check out our draft profile on him here.
#21 Chicago Cubs, Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC)
The toolsy outfielder falls about as far as he will go. Some scouts see him going higher, while some teams have chosen to drop him down because of his commitment to Clemson to play football as a receiver and baseball. The athleticism is there and the Cubs feel he will hit given time to develop.
For more on Taylor, check out our draft profile on him here.
#22 Chicago White Sox, Anthony Solometo, LHP, Bishop Eustace HS (NJ)
He is already being compared to Madison Bumgarner and MacKenzie Gore due to his long delivery and high leg kick. The Sox have plenty of talent to make a run over the next few years and develop a top-of-the-rotation arm like Solometo.
For more on Solometo, check out our draft profile on him here.
#23 Cleveland Indians, Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian HS (FL)
One of the top prep pitchers in the class, Painter is tall at 6-foot-6 and drops his curveball like a hammer to go with his 96 mph fastball. The Indians love their starters and to develop one like Painter is too much to pass up here.
For more on Painter, check out our draft profile on him here.
#24 Atlanta Braves, Chase Petty, RHP, Mainland HS (NJ)
The third prep pitcher in a row is not a surprise with the Braves. They’ve used their first-round picks on prep pitchers like Ian Anderson, Kolby Allard, and Mike Soroka. Petty is undersized at six feet tall but the pitchability is there.
For more on Petty, check out our draft profile on him here.
#25 Oakland Athletics, Bubba Chandler, SS/RHP, North Oconee (GA)
The two-way High School star has an offer to play football at Clemson. With the A’s taking him here, he may not see the campus. The next question is where does Chandler play? He is a switch-hitting shortstop but also an excellent starter with a solid three-pitch mix. Either way, Oakland has the luxury of deciding with their pick here.
For more on Chandler, check out our draft profile on him here.
#26 Minnesota Twins, Jud Fabian, OF, Florida
Fabian is a high-risk player according to some scouts. The power is there and the fact that he can stick in centerfield is also a selling point. He needs to fix his swing to get to that game power. If he can do that in the Twins minor league system then this will be a steal.
For more on Fabian, check out our draft profile on him here.
#27 San Diego Padres, Peyton Stovall, 2B, Haughton (LA)
The Padres take the Arkansas commit. Stovall played shortstop in High School but may fit better at second base. It really doesn’t matter much as San Diego will be getting an advanced bat. I had the Louisiana native a little lower originally but his hit tool is undeniable.
For more on Stovall, check out our draft profile on him here.
#28 Tampa Bay Rays, Ryan Cusick, RHP, Wake Forest
Cusick can hum it up to the plate, hitting 102 on the gun when he needs it. Where it’s going is another issue. The Rays could use a hard-thrower to add to the stable Kevin Cash has in Tampa. Even if Cusick becomes a closer, his stuff is definitely worth taking a chance on at this spot.
For more on Cusick, check out our draft profile on him here.
#29 Los Angeles Dodgers, Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, Mississippi
Teams have looked past Hoglund because of his recent Tommy John Surgery. Don’t look past the talent though. If healthy this kid could’ve gone top-15. The Dodgers see that and have the luxury of waiting on the Ole Miss prospect to become an ace by 2025.
For more on Hoglund, check out our draft profile on him here.
#30 Cincinnati Reds, Gavin Williams, RHP, East Carolina
Durability and control were questions about Williams coming into the 2021 season. He has put both to bed and even looked great in the Super Regionals against a tough Vanderbilt squad. The Reds use their compensatory pick on the big righty with top-of-the-rotation upside.
For more on Williams, check out our draft profile on him here.
#31 Miami Marlins, Jaden Hill, RHP, LSU
Just like Hoglund, Hill will miss some time recovering from Tommy John Surgery. The upside is there and with a patient approach, the Marlins have a flamethrowing right-hander who could be a staple in their starting five for a while.
For more on Hill, check out our draft profile on him here.
#32 Detroit Tigers, Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama
The Tigers go with one of the top college bats with this pick. Wilson has a knack for finding the barrel. His other tools are around average and depending on how he progresses in the minors, Detroit may be getting a steal.
For more on Wilson, check out our draft profile on him here.
#33 Milwaukee Brewers, Matt Mikulski, LHP, Fordham
While the lefty had some command issues early in his college career, it seems like he has tightened them up. Mikulski has also shown that he can maintain his uptick in velocity throughout his starts. This is a great pick for the Brew Crew toward the end of the first round as they double up on college arms.
For more on Mikulski, check out our draft profile on him here.
#34 Tampa Bay Rays, Joshua Baez, OF, Dexter Southfield (MA)
The kid from Brookline, Massachusetts can hit the cover off the ball. It is that power that has the Rays grabbing the 18-year-old. He also has a cannon for an arm which should play well in the outfield.
For more on Baez, check out our draft profile on him here.
#35 Cincinnati Reds, Chase Burns, RHP, Beech HS (TN)
After going with a big college arm at #30, the Reds double down and get one of the hardest-throwing prep pitchers in the class. Burns is a big-bodied pitcher who can hit triple digits on his heater. Along with Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Williams, Cincinnati is building a downright scary rotation.
For more on Burns, check out our draft profile on him here.
#36 Minnesota Twins, Frank Mozzicato, LHP, East Catholic (CT)
The kid pitched four consecutive no-hitters and led his team to a State Championship going undefeated. What’s not to like? Mozzicato has the stuff and room to grow. Minnesota is taking upside here with their supplemental round pick.
For more on Mozzicato, check out our draft profile on him here.
#37 Pittsburgh Pirates, Tommy Mace, RHP, Florida
Not as much of a strikeout guy as many of the first-round arms, Mace still can pitch. He has improved his spin rates and is a big body built for durability. Featuring more of a sinker, if I had to put a player comp on him it would be Kyle Gibson.
For more on Mace, check out our draft profile on him here.
#38 Texas Rangers, Matheu Nelson, C, Florida State
Nelson has gotten some movement in the draft due to his breakout in 2021. The kid can hit for power and has a good approach with the bat. He should stick behind the plate. If he does this is a great pick for the Rangers.
For more on Nelson, check out our draft profile on him here.
#39 Detroit Tigers, Wes Kath, 3B, Desert Mountain (AZ)
Kath is an advanced prep bat who has a solid knowledge of the strike zone at just 18 years old. Couple that with projectable power and the Tigers will have a force in the middle of their lineup in a few years.
For more on Kath, check out our draft profile on him here.
#40 Boston Red Sox, Jay Allen, OF, John Carroll Catholic (FL)
After getting Leiter in the first round, the Sox go with an athletic outfielder here in the second. Allen checks off all of the boxes and projects as a possible five-tool player. There is some work to be done, but hitting at Fenway can’t hurt.
For more on Allen, check out our draft profile on him here.
#41 Baltimore Orioles, Gage Jump, LHP, JSerra (CA)
The Orioles double up here on prep pitchers. Jump is only 5-foot-10, but his stuff plays up and he has excellent feel for all four of his offerings. Advanced for his age, the UCLA commit is a solid pick here for Baltimore as they begin to build a rotation for the future.
For more on Jump, check out our draft profile on him here.
#42 Arizona Diamondbacks, James Wood, OF, IMG Academy (FL)
Wood is an absolute monster at 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds. He hits like one too, crushing pitches with a solid left-handed swing. There is still some swing and miss in his game, but if the Diamondbacks can tap into Wood’s power in-game, they may have a future home run champion.
For more on Wood, check out our draft profile on him here.
#43 Kansas City Royals, Christian Franklin, OF, Arkansas
The Royals go again with an athletic outfielder. Franklin can cover ground and has an excellent arm. Kansas City is hoping the hit tool catches up. If it does, they will have a 20-20 Gold Glove outfielder at Kauffman Stadium.
For more on Franklin, check out our draft profile on him here.
#44 Colorado Rockies, Izaac Pacheco, 3B, Friendswood (TX)
Pacheco has the power that will fit right in at Coors Field. He projects as above average defensively at third base and could probably fill in around the infield if needed. The bat is what gets him to the majors though.
For more on Pacheco, check out our draft profile on him here.
#45 Los Angeles Angels, Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP, Nebraska
This seems like a perfect fit when you consider that Schwellenbach is a two-way player. He has been used as a closer at Nebraska and doesn’t have much mileage on his arm. He has also hit pretty well and played a solid defensive shortstop. Can you just picture Schwellenbach coming in from shortstop to close a game for Shohei Ohtani? Priceless.
#46 New York Mets, Ben Kudrna, RHP, Blue Valley Southwest (KS)
The best prep pitcher still on the board goes to the Mets. Kudrna is advanced for his age with a smooth, repeatable delivery. He should also add a few ticks to his velocity once he gets some meat on his 6-foot-3 frame. He already throws in the low 90s. If he can bring it up to 95-96, top-of-the-rotation upside is certainly there.
For more on Kudrna, check out our draft profile on him here.
#47 Washington Nationals, Trey Sweeney, SS, Eastern Illinois
Sweeney is a tall left-handed shortstop who brings one of the best hit tools to the draft. His power will develop once he adds some weight and he will be a dangerous middle-of-the-order bat for the Nats. The only reason he falls this far is that many believe he is destined for third base.
For more on Sweeney, check out our draft profile on him here.
#48 Seattle Mariners, Carson Williams, SS, Torrey Pines (CA)
Williams has an advanced bat at 18 years old with more power coming as he adds more weight and lifts the ball a bit more. He has a chance to stick at shortstop as well with an arm that certainly plays there. Williams can also throw 95 mph on the mound.
For more on Williams, check out our draft profile on him here.
#49 Philadelphia Phillies, Doug Nikhazy, LHP, Mississippi
The Mississippi lefty has a knack for missing bats. He struck out nearly 14 batters per nine innings this season and all from a 6-foot-0 frame. What he lacks in velocity, he sits around 90-92, he makes up for in spin and command.
#50 San Francisco Giants, Max Muncy, SS, Thousand Oaks (CA)
The Giants get their own Max Muncy. This one is a solid all-around player who may be able to stick at shortstop but likely will move to second or third. Either way, Muncy has good tools across the board and has been compared to Ian Kinsler.
For more on Muncy, check out our draft profile on him here.
#51 Milwaukee Brewers, Andrew Abbott, LHP, Virginia
The Brew Crew is loading up on pitchers this year. With their third college arm in the draft, Milwaukee goes with the Abbott who just broke into Virginia’s rotation this year after coming out of the bullpen from 2018-2020. He proved he could handle the workload and the Brewers will likely give him a shot at starting with his floor being a dominant lefty out of the pen like the one they have now.
For more on Abbott, check out our draft profile on him here.
#52 Miami Marlins, Adrian Del Castillo, C, Miami
The Marlins keep the Miami kid at home. While he may not stick behind the plate, Del Castillo has an excellent bat and should hit in the majors. Scouts think the power will develop to at least average. If he can make improvements defensively, this could be a huge bargain as Del Castillo’s offense is arguably first-round worthy.
For more on Del Castillo, check out our draft profile on him here.
#53, Cincinnati Reds, Connor Norby, 2B, East Carolina
Well, the Reds drafted Norby’s teammate Gavin Williams already, so why not? The East Carolina second baseman has a 60-grade hit tool that plays anywhere. Aside from that, he isn’t going to wow anyone, but he also is solid across the board. There is a safe floor here and Cincinnati gets a welcomed addition to their lineup.
For more on Norby, check out our draft profile on him here.
#54 St. Louis Cardinals, Jackson Baumeister, RHP, Bolles (FL)
The prep right-hander has a projectable 6-foot-3 frame and good feel for his three-pitch mix right now. Since concentrating just on pitching, Baumeister has been sitting 92-94 with his fastball and throws strikes with it as well as his offspeed stuff. He has some similarities to Jack Flaherty who the Cards drafted 34th overall out of High School back in 2014.
#55 New York Yankees, Ky Bush, LHP, St. Mary’s
Bush has made three stops in his college career already. This season though, the Gaels ace put it all together. A big southpaw at 6-foot-6, he cleaned up his delivery and now has the confidence to throw strikes. A little more refinement and I could see some CC Sabathia comps.
For more on Bush, check out our draft profile on him here.
#56 Chicago Cubs, Maddux Bruns, LHP, UMS-Wright (AL)
The prepster has a live fastball that nears triple digits. He also has a couple of breaking pitches with excellent movement. Control has been an issue but as far as pure stuff goes, Bruns is a first-round talent.
For more on Bruns, check out our draft profile on him here.
#57 Chicago White Sox, Alex Mooney, SS, St. Mary’s Prep (MI)
Mooney is a toolsy player and some scouts expect the power to develop. There is some doubt about him sticking at shortstop, but if he needs to transition to second base his fluidity and arm strength would make him an above-average defender at the keystone. Solid bat-to-ball skills with a good floor.
#58 Cleveland Indians, Josh Hartle, LHP, Reagan (NC)
The southpaw from North Carolina has an advanced feel for four pitches in his arsenal. While he doesn’t possess overpowering stuff right now, there is the belief he will fill out his 6-foot-5 frame and add some velocity. Cleveland has a good track record of developing pitching which makes this a good fit for Hartle.
#59 Atlanta Braves, Alex Binelas, 1B/3B, Louisville
The power is undeniable. Binelas will hit some bombs. Atlanta is betting on the bat here and Binelas profiles as a left-handed Austin Riley with better plate discipline. He likely winds up in a corner outfield spot or even first base, but the power and patience will play anywhere he is.
For more on Binelas, check out our draft profile on him here.
#60 Oakland Athletics, Daylen Lile, OF, Trinity (KY)
The A’s get a very good left-handed hitter here with Lile. While he may be limited to left field in the future, he should be at least an average defender there. Gap-to-gap power right now but some scouts believe he could hit 20 homers as he advances and improves his strength.
For more on Lile, check out our draft profile on him here.
#61 Minnesota Twins, Aaron Zavala, OF, Oregon
The Twins go with another college outfielder here. Zavala has a discerning eye at the plate with more walks than strikeouts this season. He also has the ability to consistently barrel up the ball and drive it to all fields. Left field is probably his position going forward although he did play some third base while with the Ducks.
For more on Zavala, check out our draft profile on him here.
#62 San Diego Padres, Edwin Arroyo, SS, Central Pointe Christian Academy HS (FL)
Arroyo is a switch-hitting shortstop who does a good job from both sides of the plate. His defense is what really stands out though. His instincts, hands, footwork, and cannon for an arm will have him in the Gold Glove discussion when he hits the majors. Questions about his overall offense is what lands him here, but this could be a great bargain for the Padres if Arroyo can quiet those skeptics.
For more on Arroyo, check out our draft profile on him here.
#63 Tampa Bay Rays, Braden Montgomery, OF/RHP, Madison Central (MS)
The Rays select the two-way player from Mississippi. Montgomery has a solid offensive profile, albeit with some swing and miss. He is a switch-hitter who fares well from both sides of the plate. Some scouts believe he could be more valuable as a pitcher where he throws up to 96 mph and has some feel for a curveball and changeup.
For more on Montgomery, check out our draft profile on him here.
#64 Pittsburgh Pirates, Tyler Black, 2B, Wright State
Black is another left-handed hitter who makes solid contact and has a good idea of the strike zone. Shoulder surgery caused him to move over to second base, but his smooth fielding and sure hands make him an above-average defender at the keystone.
For more on Black, check out our draft profile on him here.
#65 Baltimore Orioles, Jackson Merrill, SS, Severna Park (MD)
The Orioles keep the Maryland kid in their backyard. A tall left-handed hitter, Merrill has some room to grow into his 6-foot-3 frame. While one tool doesn’t stand out as dominant, the prepster is a well-rounded player with good instincts on the bases and in the field where he may be able to stick at shortstop.
#66 Kansas City Royals, Luca Tresh, C, NC State
Tresh recently became a full-time catcher for the Wolfpack. He has received high marks for his receiving and has a strong arm. His power is his calling card. If he can get to it in-game and continue to improve his defense, the Royals will have their replacement for Salvador Perez.
#67 Arizona Diamondbacks, Thatcher Hurd, RHP, Mira Costa (CA)
Another prepster for the Diamondbacks. This time they take the big right-hander from California. Hurd is 6-foot-4 and recently converted to pitching after catching to begin his High School career. He is a bit raw, but there is significant upside as he already throws in the low 90s and has good feel for three pitches.
#68 Colorado Rockies, Dylan Smith, RHP, Alabama
After adding some weight during his college career, Smith now hits 95 on the gun. He has good movement on all of his pitches and has shown high spin rates. The Tide ace has improved his control and cleaned up his delivery as well.
For more on Smith, check out our draft profile on him here.
#69 Cleveland Indians, Ryan Bliss, SS, Auburn
After two prep pitchers, the Indians go with a college position player. Despite being 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Bliss gets the most out of his size, a la Dustin Pedroia. He will likely wind up at second base but has excellent hand-eye coordination and has drawn praise for his motor and work ethic.
#70 St. Louis Cardinals, Ryan Holgate, OF Arizona
The Cardinals get a power-hitting left-handed bat here after taking pitchers with their first two picks. Holgate is an advanced college hitter who has tremendous raw power and an idea of what he is doing at the plate. His defense isn’t much to speak of but he should be average at a corner outfield spot.
For more on Holgate, check out our draft profile on him here.
#71 San Diego Padres, Sean Burke, RHP, Maryland
The Padres select Burke with an eye on his upside. He is two years removed from Tommy John Surgery and has shown he can sit 95 with his fastball. Improving his control will be a key for him as he moves up the ranks, but at worst he could air it out and become a dominant closer.
For more on Burke, check out our draft profile on him here.
#72 Pittsburgh Pirates, Lonnie White, OF, Malvern Prep (PA)
#73 Texas Rangers, Cody Morissette, SS, Boston College
#74 Detroit Tigers, Malakhi Knight, OF, Marysville-Getchell (GA)
#75 Boston Red Sox, Jose Torres, SS, NC State
#76 Baltimore Orioles, Tyler Whitaker, OF, Bishop Gorman (NV)
#77 Arizona Diamondbacks, Jonathan Cannon, RHP, Georgia
#78 Kansas City Royals, Peyton Wilson, 2B, Alabama
#79 Colorado Rockies, Kyle Manzardo, 1B, Washington State
#80 Los Angeles Angels, Steven Hajjar, LHP, Michigan
#81 New York Mets, Carter Holton, Benedictine Military (GA)
#82 Washington Nationals, Robert Gasser, LHP, Houston
#83 Seattle Mariners, Cody Schrier, SS, JSerra (CA)
#84 Philadelphia Phillies, Tommy Dilandri, OF, Palo Verde (NV)
#85 San Francisco Giants, Joe Rock, LHP, Ohio
#86 Milwaukee Brewers, Zack Gelof, 3B, Virginia
#87 Houston Astros, Michael Robertson, OF, Venice (FL)
#88 Miami Marlins, Cooper Kinney, 2B, Baylor (TN)
#89 Cincinnati Reds, Noah Miller, SS, Ozaukee (WI)
#90 St. Louis Cardinals, McCade Brown, RHP, Indiana
#91 Toronto Blue Jays, Peter Heubeck, RHP, Gilman (MD)
#92 New York Yankees, Mason Black, RHP, Lehigh
#93 Chicago Cubs, Davis Diaz, SS/C, Acalanes (CA)
#94 Chicago White Sox, Eric Hammond, RHP, Keller (TX)
#95 Cleveland Indians, Isaiah Thomas, OF, Vanderbilt
#96 Atlanta Braves, Will Koger, RHP, Bardstown (KY)
#97 Oakland Athletics, Roc Riggio, OF, Thousand Oaks (CA)
#98 Minnesota Twins, Christian MacLeod, LHP, Mississippi State
#99 San Diego Padres, Hunter Goodman, C, Memphis
#100 Tampa Bay Rays, Caedmon Parker, RHP, The Woodlands Christian (TX)
#101 Los Angeles Dodgers, Justice Thompson, OF, North Carolina
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