The Chicago Cubs have had a mixed bag of success with their recent drafts. This year they mixed in a variety of college and high schoolers as well as a fairly even distribution of position players and pitchers.
Leading up to the draft, three names kept coming up in expert’s mocks for the Chicago White Sox first-round pick: Colson Montgomery, Max Muncy, and Wes Kath. Things could not have worked out better for the White Sox; Montgomery fell to them in the first round and Kath lasted to the second.
It’s obvious that the Yankees really struggled way below expectations in the first half. When the pitching was on, they lacked clutch hitting, and vice versa. In the MLB Draft, they focused on several positions that will help them add depth. Their farm system has been really strong this year and has gotten even stronger with the selections they made.
A lack of strong pitching has been an Achilles’ heel plaguing the Los Angeles Angels over the past few seasons. It shouldn’t surprise observers that the team focused on developed pitchers in the draft, using all 20 selections exclusively on pitchers.
With the 20th pick in the 2021 MLB Draft which kicked off with round one on Sunday night, the New York Yankees selected infielder Trey Sweeney. Sweeney is out of Eastern Illinois University and has a lot of things going for him that Yankees fans will like.