The true impact of the MLB Draft won’t be known for years, but the next three days are important. They will shape the future of…
The true impact of the MLB Draft won’t be known for years, but the next three days are important.
They will shape the future of so many organizations in this day when youth is so prevalent in the game.
The first two rounds take place Monday night, rounds 3-10 will be held Tuesday and rounds 11-40 Wednesday.
Below are four storylines to follow:
Unless the Orioles have been fooling everyone, it will be Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, the consensus top prospect in the draft. California first baseman Andrew Vaughn and high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. — the son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt — are both highly regarded, but Rutschman has been considered the favorite to go No. 1 for a while now.
A switch-hitting catcher, Rutschman is as adept defensively as explosive offensively, with the patience to match. He’s so feared, the catcher was intentionally walked with the bases loaded by Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Rutschman hit a ridiculous.411/.575/.751 and walked twice as many times as he struck out his junior year.

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