The MLB draft is on the other side of the weekend and you can see it on Monday night. Of course, your teams will not see these players for a few years in most cases, and most fantasy leagues are not deep enough to merit the ownership of any of these players, but think of all the times They lost players like Cody Bellinger. Carlos Correa, Mike Trout and many other rookies who took the fantasy world by storm. Certainly, it never hurts to become familiar with these players and their profiles so they know who they are when they finally receive the call to the greats. In addition, the strategy included in the MLB draft is substantially more advanced than that seen in the other major sports. Some of the best prospects will cost more money than your strip indicates or they will decide not to sign completely. As a result, teams will be forced to select players much higher than their rankings and design ways to squeeze the best pool of players under their budget. Welcome to the MLB Draft. Let me tell you a bit about the players and how I see the first round (more compensation and competitive balance selections) playing.
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# 1 Tigers (Casey Mize, RHP – Auburn)
– Mize is the best player in this draft, but never count the signability swinging even the first choice with another name.
# 2 Giants (Joey Bart, C – Georgia Tech)
-San Francisco has been linked to Bart for quite some time. Adding it would work well with the eventual transition from Posey to first base.
Phillies # 3 (Matthew Liberatore, LHP – Arizona HS)
– Many expect Bohm, Madrigal or Singer to end up here, but Philadelphia has been tracking the amateur southpaw extensively.
# 4 White Sox (Nick Madrigal, 2B – Oregon St)
-Hit tool, defense and first level intangibles in a small package. Think of Dustin Pedroia 2.0.
# 5 Reds (Brady Singer, RHP – Florida)
– At one time it was thought that he was the favorite to be first overall. The singer is polished and must move quickly through the minors.
Mets # 6 (Alec Bohm, 3B – Wichita St)
– There is a strong possibility that Bohm is second or third for the Mets to be delighted. if it got that far.
# 7 Parents (Ryan Weathers, LHP – Tennessee HS)
-The Padres adore two things in the drafts: advantage and signability. Drafting Weathers grants both and should allow them to play with future selections as well.
# 8 Braves (Travis Swaggerty, OF – South Alabama)
– Atlanta is tied to preparation talents, but if Swaggerty fell to # 8, they probably would not think twice before picking it up.
# 9 Athletics (Nolan Gorman, 3B – Arizona HS)
– Do not be surprised if Oakland makes a surprise selection here to save some money to get one or two hard-to-sign precursors later. Although the fall of Gorman probably put a limit to that idea.
# 10 Pirates (Carter Stewart, RHP – Florida HS)
– There are some risks involved in taking amateur pitchers, but Stewart's roof is huge and he can come up with the best breaking ball in the clbad .
# 11 Orioles (Cole Winn, RHP – California HS)
– Apparently, Winn's helium can now have it going as high as # 2. If it lasts that long, he expects Baltimore to catch him.
# 12 Blue Jays (Jarred Kelenic, OF – Wisconsin HS)
– Not long ago, Kelenic was at stake as possible first general pick. Toronto would be licking its chops if it moves from Oakland to # 9.
# 13 Marlins (Connor Scott, OF – Florida HS)
– Scott's lead is one of the best in this clbad. Miami is linked to young players upside down, so its proximity seems ideal.
# 14 Mariners (Jonathan India, 3B – Florida)
– Although it may not have the highest ceiling, India is one of the safest players. He could finish in the top five as a result.
# 15 Rangers (Jordyn Adams, OF – North Carolina HS)
– There can be no better athlete in the draft than Adams, who is expected to be difficult to sign a UNC low on a dual sport scholarship .
# 16 Rays (Jackson Kowar, RHP – Florida)
– It would not be a surprise if Kowar was as early as # 9 or as late as # 25. It has a rare combination of safety and potential.
# 17 Angels (Logan Gilbert, RHP – Stetson)
– No one has been climbing tables as fast as Gilbert, so do not be surprised if it ends within the top 10 Monday.
# 18 Royals (Cole Wilcox, RHP – Georgia HS)
-The Royals have four selections at the top forty and are likely to take some games of chance on talented students of high school like Wilcox.
# 19 Cardinals (Triston Casas, 3B / 1B – Florida HS)
-St. Louis is expected to add more depth to the starting pitcher, but if an elite bat like Casas is there, they could change their plans.
# 20 Twins (Trevor Larnach, OF – Oregon St)
-This is one of the most advanced college bats in the draft clbad. Larnach can have an impact on the MLB level within 15 months.
# 21 Brewers (Shane McClanahan, LHP – So Florida)
-If there is something we know about Milwaukee, it is that they love the tools and upwards. McClanahan regularly battles with three digits, so you can bet it's on his radar if he falls.
# 22 Rockies (Ethan Hankins, RHP – Georgia HS)
– When all is said and done, Hankins may be the best pitcher of the clbad However, some concerns of the shoulder ] have dropped it in the last or last round.
# 23 Yankees (Mike Siani, OF – Pennsylvania HS)
-Siani is a bit of a risky choice and may be a reach here, but its advantage is similar to that of Trea Turner.
# 24 Cubs (Ryan Rolison, LHP – Ole Miss)
– The Cubs pitching staff is aging and their minor league options are lacking. They will be looking to add any college head to # 24.
# 25 Diamondbacks (Greyson Jenista, OF – Wichita St)
-Jenista may fall in the second round, but there have already been enough teams towards the end of the first round who seem interested in him probably being kidnapped around here.
# 26 Red Sox (Jeremy Eierman, SS – Missouri St)
– While Boston has its response at shortstop in the coming years, it can never be ruled out that teams add depth or have their Best player available as commercial bait future.
# 27 Nationals (Mason Denaburg, RHP – Florida HS)
-Denaburg was expected to be a high-end first-round pick before problems in the arm that ended its early season. Some team will have an upside opportunity in the first round.
# 28 Astros (Kumar Rocker, RHP – Georgia HS)
-Rocker will be hard to sign, but if an organization like Houston pays for him, we can see this elite prospect in the minor leagues this year .
# 29 Indians (Grayson Rodriguez, RHP – HS of Texas)
– Although he does not exactly have the advantage of a Rocker or Hankins, Rodriguez has the tools to justify a middle or late first-round pick .
# 30 Dodgers (Parker Meadows, OF – Georgia HS)
– Austin's younger brother has several suitors in this range in the draft and is likely to be caught in the next four selections if LA pbades him.
Compensation and Competitive Balance Selections
# 31 Rays (Brice Turang, SS – California HS)
# 32 Rays (Noah Naylor, C – Canada HS)
# 33 Royals (Kyler) Murray, OF – Oklahoma)
# 34 Royals (Jeremiah Jackson), SS – Alabama)
# 35 Indians (Steele Walker, OF – Oklahoma)
# 36 Pirates (Xavier Edwards, 2B – Florida HS)
# 37 Orioles (Nader of Silks, SS – Florida HS)
# 38 Parents (Seth Beer, 1B – Clemson)
# 39 Diamondbacks (JT Ginn, RHP – Mississippi HS)
# 40 Royals (Jordan Groshans, 3B – Texas HS)
# 41 Indians (Jameson Hannah, OF – Dallas Baptist)
# 42 Rockies (Alec Thomas, OF – Illinois) HS)
# 43 Cardinals (Joe Gray Jr, OF – Mississippi HS)
Others who can be selected before the second round: Anthony Seigler (C), Sean Hjelle (RHP), Nick Schnell (OF), Nico Hoerner (SS), Lenny Torres (RHP) , Mike Vasil (RHP), Will Banfield (C), Tristan Beck (RHP), Ryder Green (OF), Kris Bubic (LHP)
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