The MLB Amateur Draft is this Monday, June 3rd and runs thru the 5th. Along with the draft, there are a ton of prognosticators who make predictions on which player will be taken by which team.
This is known as a “Mock Draft” to most sports fans. This will be Dallas Sports Nation’s first ever Mock Draft for Major League Baseball. The process consists of different variables. First I read through all other baseball publications own Mock Drafts. Then I looked through the various prospect rankings. Both of these combined with slot money amounts and pure gut feeling, completed the process.
Baseball America has the Rangers taking Brett Baty out of Lake Travis High School in Austin.
MLB Pipeline has the Rangers taking Hunter Bishop from Arizona State.
The Athletic has the Rangers taking Jackson Rutledge out of San Jacinto Junior College.
ESPN has the Rangers taking Texas Tech slugger Josh Jung.
Bleacher Report say that the Rangers go with Corbin Carroll our of Lakeside HS in Seattle.
The Ranger predictions are all over the place. However, Dallas Sports Nation has settled on the following first round picks…
DALLAS SPORTS NATION: MLB MOCK DRAFT 2019
1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, Oregon State University. C
2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr, Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas). SS
3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, California University. 1B
4. Miami Marlins: C. J. Abrams, Blessed Trinity HS (Georgia). OF
5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, Hagerty HS (Florida). OF
6. San Diego Padres: J.J. Bleday, Vanderbilt University. OF
7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, TCU. LHP
8. Texas Rangers: Hunter Bishop, Arizona State University. OF
9. Atlanta Braves: Alek Manoah, West Virginia University. RHP
10. San Francisco Giants: Bryson Scott, UNLV. SS
11. Toronto Blue Jays: Corbin Carroll, Lakeside HS (Seattle). OF
12. New York Mets: Jackson Rutledge, San Jacinto Junior College (Texas). RHP
13. Minnesota Twins: Shea Langliers, Baylor University. C
14. Philadelphia. Phillies: Greg Jones, UNC Wilmington. SS
15. LA Angels: Keoni Cavaco, Eastlake HS (California). 3B
16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Josh Jung, Texas Tech University. 3B
17. Washington Nationals: Matthew Allen, Seminole HS (Florida). RHP
18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, Cary-Grove HS (Illinois). SS
19. St Louis Cardinals: Kody Hoese, Tulane University. 3B
20. Seattle Mariners: Zack Thompson, Kentucky University. LHP
21. Atlanta Braves: Anthony Volpe, Delbarton HS (New Jersey). SS
22. Tampa Bay Rays: Brennan Malone, IMG Academy HS (Florida). RHP
23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Busch, University North Carolina. OF/1B
24. Cleveland Indians: Logan Davidson, Clemson. SS
25. LA Dodgers: Daniel Espino, GA Premier Academy HS (Georgia). RHP
26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Will Wilson, NC State University. SS
27. Chicago Cubs: Brett Baty, Lake Travis HS (Texas). 3B
28. Milwaukee Brewers: Kameron Misner, University Of Missouri. OF
29. Oakland A’s: George Kirby, Elon University. RHP
30. New York Yankees: Tyler Callihan, Providence HS (Florida). 3B
31. LA Dodgers: Braden Shewmake, Texas A&M. SS
32. Houston Astros: J.J. Goss, Cypress Ranch HS (Texas). RHP
Remember to follow me on twitter @rangernationpod for live tweets during the draft. I will be covering the entire first day.
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