Will teams go for the high ceiling and possibly injured studs or the safer pick and the average star? No one lays up in the first round.
1. Arizona Diamondback- Dansby Swanson SS Vanderbilt
2. Houston Astros- Dillon Tate RHP UC Santa Barbara
3. Colorado Rockies- Brenden Rodgers SS Lake Mary (HS) Fla
4. Texas Rangers- Carson Fulmer RHP Vanderbilt
5. Houston Astros- Alex Bregman SS LSU
6. Minnesota Twins- Kyle Tucker OF Plant (HS) Tampa
7. Boston Red Sox- Daz Cameron OF Eagle’s Landing Christian School, McDonough, Ga.
8. Chicago White Sox- Kolby Allard LHP San Clemente, Cal (HS)
9. Chicago Cubs- Tyler Jay LHP Illinois
10. Philadelphia Phillies- Jon Harris RHP Missouri State
11. Cincinnati Reds- Tyler Stephenson C Kennesaw Mountain (HS) Kennesaw Ga.
12. Miami Marlins- Trenton Clark OF Richard(HS) Richard Hills, Texas
13. Tampa Bay Rays- Walker Buehler RHP Vanderbilt
14. Atlanta Braves- Andrew Benedettini OF Arkansas
15. Milwaukee Brewers- Kyle Funkhouser RHP Louisville
16. NY Yankees- Garrett Whitley OF Niskayuna (HS) NY
17. Cleveland Indians- Ashe Russell RHP Cathedral High School (HS) Indiana
18. SF Giants- Nathan Kirby LHP Virginia
19. Pittsburgh Pirates- Mike Nikorak RHP Stroudsburg (HS) Pa.
20. Oakland Athletics- Ian Happ INF Cincinnati
21. Kansas City Royals- Phil Bickford RHP JC of Southern Nevada
22. Detroit Tigers- Cornelius Randolph SS Griffin (HS) Ga.
23. Stl. Cardinals- James Kaprielian RHP UCLA
24. LA Dodgers- Mike Matuella RHP Duke
25. Baltimore Orioles- Kevin Newman SS Arizona
26. LA Angels- Ke’Bryan Hayes INF Concordia Lutheran (HS) Tomball,Texas
27. Colorado Rockies- Thomas Eshelman RHP Cal State Fullerton
28. Atlanta Braves- Brady Aiken LHP IMG Academy
29. Toronto Blue Jays- DJ Stewart OF Florida State
30. NY Yankees- Eric Jenkins OF West Columbus (HS) Cerro Gordo, NC.
31. SF Giants- Kyle Holder SS San Diego
32. Pittsburgh Pirates- Cody Ponce RHP Cal Poly Pomona
33. Kansas City Royals- Jake Lemoine RHP Houston
34. Detroit Tigers- Josh Naylor 1B St. Joan of Arc Catholic Ontario
35. LA Dodgers- Alex Young LHP TCU
36. Baltimore Orioles- Donnie Everett RHP Clarksville (HS) Tennessee
There are many names swirling around the first pick. Tyler Stephenson, Carson Fulmer and Tyler Jay, and Dansby Swanson lead the list. I think ultimately the Diamondbacks go with Swanson. Swanson is the best all around college player in the draft and is high on the list of the Diamondbacks higher-ups.
This draft is loaded with young pitchers. Each team has scouted the players they like and have compiled their lists. This mock draft is just who I think each team will pick. A lot of teams have been linked to a lot of different players. Enjoy!