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2019 MLB Mock Draft

The Baltimore Orioles will make their first pick tonight to start off the First-Year Player Draft. The number of picks varies from the Arizona Diamondbacks having four in the first 34 to the Boston Red Sox not picking until #43. There are many things for teams to consider when deciding who to take. Signability based on commitment and/or bonus pool money is a key. Teams shouldn’t and generally don’t draft to need as in other sports because a need today may not be one a few years down the line when these kids will be ready to hit the Show. Here is a great article from Jim Callis which runs down each team’s pool money and the full draft order including compensatory picks.

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MLB Draft Preview: JJ Bleday

Jeffrey Joseph “JJ” Bleday is a junior outfielder at Vanderbilt University. He was born November 10, 1997 to Raymond and Kathy Bleday in Danville, PA. Bleday earned letters in baseball all four years in high school, while also lettering twice in golf and swimming. He holds six swimming records at his first high school, Titusville High School in Titusville, PA. After his freshman and sophomore years at Titusville, Bleday transferred to A. Crawford Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida for his junior and senior years.

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