1st Round MLB Draft with Quick Summation of Each Player

The Complete First Round

1st Round
Pick Team Player, school Quick Look
1 Tigers RHP Casey Mize, Auburn Live arm, strikethrow (12 W, 151 Ks, 109 2/3 IP)
2 Giants C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech Plus bat, defense and calls all pitches on own
3 Phillies 3B Alec Bohm, Wichita State Power opposite field; 6-foot-5 could move to 1B Very athletic
4 White Sox 2B Nick Madrigal, Oregon State Athletic, 5-foot-8. Excellent skills. Uses all fields. Makes contact
5 Reds 3B Jonathan India, U of Florida Solid power all fields; Athletic enough has played SS
6 Mets OF Jarred Kelenic, Waukesha (Wi)HS Highest draft Wisconsin HS; Mark Kotsay type, more athletic
7 Padres LHP Ryan Weathers, Lorretta (Tn) HS Soon of David Weathers; Mastered CB; Vanderbilt Commit
8 Braves RHP Carter Stewart, Eau Glaiis (Fl) HS Power pitcher with spin rate on curve better than any in MLB
9 A's OF Kyler Murray, University of Oklahoma 5-11, 195; Plans to be Sooner QB in fall then report to A's
10 Pirates OF Travis Swaggerty, U South Alabama Legit CF; Compared to Darin Erstad; Fundamently sound
11 Orioles RHP Grayson Rodriguez, Fastball top out at 98 MPH, Has size (6-5, 230)
Central Heights HS (Nagadoeches, Tx.)
12 Blue Jays SS Jordan Groshans, Magnolia, Tx. No eye-opening tools; Fundamentally solid; Refined hitter
13 Marlins OF Connor Scott, Plant HS (Tampa) Grade 70 speed; LH bat; Has to eliminate twitch in swing.
14 Mariners RHP Logan Gilbert, Steston University Mid-90s fastball; Started pitching until junior year in HS
15 Rangers RHP Cole Winn, Orange (Ca.) Luthern HS Transferred from Silver Creek HS in Colo for better competition
16 Rays LHP Matthew Liberatore, Three-pitch mix with FB, CB, Change and plus command
Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale Az.
17 Angels OF Jordan Adams, Green Hope HS (Cary, NC) 4 Star WR, FB/BB Commit No Carolina where father is DL coach
18 Royals RHP Brady Singer, University of Florida Ranked No. 2 player in draft; Close to big leagues; Polished arm
19 Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman LH power bat outweighs defense; Won MLB HS Home Run Derby;
Sandra Day O'Connor HS (Phoenix)
20 Twins OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State University Break out year, hitting 17 HR after combined 3 HR previous two
21 Brewers SS Bryce Turang, Santiago HS (Corona, Ca.) Refined HS player; Plus actions at SS; 6-1, 165, LH contract bat
22 Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison, University of Mississippi Impact in Cape Cod last year; Great competitor; Touches 95 mph
23 Yankees C Anthony Ziegler, Cartersville (Ga.) HS Switch-hitter and switch-pitcher will be impact behind plate
24 Cubs SS Nico Hoerner, Stanford Sudden power surger this year; Stoilen base ability
25 Diamondbacks SS Matt McLain, Beckham HS, Tustin, Ca. 5-10 scares some but legitimate bat; Good instinct LF likely
26 Red Sox 3B Tristan Casas, American Heritage (Fl) HS Big time power has to make contract; Likely to wind up at 1B
27 Nationals RHP Mason Denaburg, Merritt Island (Fl) HS Fastball fits 94 to 97 with life down in the strike zone
28 Astros OF Seth Beer, Clemson Power in college, but .208 with wood bat for Team USA a concern
29 Indians C Noah Nayor, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS, Has bat and power to play 3B if receiving doesn't improve
Mississauga, Ontario, Candada
30 Dodgers RHP J.T. Ginn, Brandon (Ms) HS Reliever in high school; FB with life; Will get chance to start