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MLB Draft 2019 - June 3rd through June 5th
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:21:54 AM »
Top 100 Prospects per MLB.com

One name to note is Jack Leiter (Al's son) but he's committed to Vanderbilt so it'll be interesting to see where he falls.

Adley Rutschman out of Oregon State (.433/.582/.793 with 16 HR, 64 BB vs. 34 K) is the consensus #1 Pick but after that it could get interesting for the Top 10 based on signability factors. J.J. Bleday of Vanderbilt (.343/.456/.747 with 23 HR, 43 BB vs. 46 K) and Hunter Bishop of Arizona State (.366/.492/.814 with 22 HR, 44 BB vs 53 K) seem to be in competition to which hitter likely gets drafted after Rutschman.

The crop of top tier college pitchers is pretty sparse after Nick Lodolo, however. Lodolo out of TCU is 6-4 with a 2.39 ERA and 100 K vs 19 BB in 83 IP. One of the guys that really intrigues me is Navy's Noah Song as he's followed up a dominant Junior year with an even better Senior year: 11-0, 1.03 ERA, 150 K vs 30 BB in 87 IP.

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Re: MLB Draft 2019 - June 3rd through June 5th
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 06:41:53 AM »
Adley ended up going #1 overall while Bobby Witt Jr. went 2nd. My dawg, Noah Song out of Navy was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th Round.

Other random picks: Eli Wilson (son of Ex-MLBer Dan Wilson) was selected by Pittsburgh in the 16th Round. Jack Leiter (son of Ex-MLBer Al Leiter) was selected by the New York Yankees in the 20th Round.

Baseball America had some interesting takes on the 2nd Day picks

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4TH ROUND
Player: Graeme Stinson, LHP, Duke (BA RANK: 84) Pick 128 by Tampa Bay
Carlos Collazo: "Stinson was the highest pitcher we had rated—high school or college—in the preseason because of electric stuff in a potential 70-grade fastball and 70-grade curveball. We wondered where he'd fall, because the talent, at its best, is among the best in the class."

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5TH ROUND
Player: Will Holland, SS, Auburn (BA RANK: 72) Pick 149 by Minnesota
Carlos Collazo: "Entering the season, we thought he could be a first-round talent with his speed, defensive ability and the power he had previously shown. He really struggled to hit the entire year. Scouts had some concerns about his feel to hit and if he would struggle against higher pitching at the next level.