2019 MLB Prospect Report: Draft Preview
Matt Selz gets you set for the MLB Draft next week as he breaks down the top prospects and talks some of the recent call-ups to the majors.
Unlike the other major sports, the MLB Amateur draft happens mid-season every June and this year it runs from June 3-5. All told there are 40 rounds to the major league draft with a few compensatory rounds in between the first five to make up for free agents that were lost by a team in the previous year. This week we will do a draft preview of sorts and cover some of the top names that will likely be at the top of the draft and go over the draft order. If you are interested in more draft coverage, yours truly will have the pick-by-pick analysis of the first 41 picks (all the picks before the second round starts) on Monday night.
Adley Rutschman, C Oregon State – Rutschman has been the consensus top pick for this year’s draft since the gavel dropped to start last year’s draft and why shouldn’t he be? The only tool that doesn’t grade as a plus skill is his speed, but even for a catcher his 40-grade speed is better than most, giving...