MLB Mock Draft Version 2

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The draft is tonight, so I wanted to get my updated Mock Draft out. I wanted a little more commentary on each pick, but I ran out of time. I threw little blurbs in by some of the picks.

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Nationals Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
Concensus top pick; Nat’s have confirmed that he’ll be the pick unless something drastic happens.
Pirates Manny Machado SS Brito Miami HS (FL)
Machado or Taillon here.
3 Orioles Jameson Taillon RHP Woodland HS (TX)
4 Royals Yasmani Grandal C Miami
Reportedly deal is almost in place.
Indians Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
6 Diamondbacks Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
Sale is the preferred pick here; they could go with another college pitcher if Sale is taken.
7 Mets Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
Astros Michael Choice OF Texas-Arlington
9 Padres Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS (FL)
10 Athletics Dylan Covey RHP Maranatha HS (CA)
Blue Jays Zach Cox 3B Arkansas
Drops due to contract conerns; looking for a Pedro Alvarez deal plus MLB contract.
12 Reds Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 White Sox Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
It’s reported that they are looking for a college pitcher, but Brentz is a better pick here.
Brewers Josh Sale OF Blanchet HS (WA)
15 Rangers Brandon Workman RHP Texas
Limited money to spend; should be able to sign the Texas player.
16 Cubs Alex Wimmers RHP Ohio State
Rays Stetson Allie LHP St Edwards HS (OH)
18 Angels Matt Harvey RHP North Carolina
19 Astros Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop Edward McCarthy HS (FL)
Red Sox Anthony Ranaudo RHP LSU
21 Twins A.J. Cole RHP Oviedo HS (FL)
Concerns over struggles this year; Cole will fit nicely in the Twins system.
22 Rangers Asher Wojciechowski RHP Citadel
Marlins Justin O’Connor RHP Cowan HS (IN)
24 Giants Barret Loux RHP Texas A&M
25 Cardinals Kolbren Vitek 2B Ball State
Should go higher, but could see him dropping to this spot.
Rockies Brett Eibner OF Arkansas
Will start in the field, but will end up on the mound.
27 Phillies Kaleb Cowart SS Cook HS (GA)
28 Dodgers Delino Deshields Jr OF Woodward Academy (GA)
Angels Aaron Sanchez RHP Barstow HS (CA)
30 Angels Yordy Cabrera SS Lakeland HS (FL)
31 Rays Michael Kvasnicka C Minnesota
Yankees James Paxton LHP Kentucky*
33 Astros Jesse Hahn RHP Virginia Tech
34 Blue Jays Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
Braves Cameron Bedrosian RHP E Coweta HS (GA)
36 Red Sox Chevez Clarke OF Marietta HS (GA)
37 Angels Peter Tago RHP Dana Hills HS (CA)
Blue Jays Tyrell Jenkins RHP Henderson HS (TX)
39 Red Sox Kevin Gausman RHP Centennial Grandview HS (CO)
40 Angels Taijuan Walker RHP Yucaipa HS (CA)
Blue Jays DeAndre Smelter RHP Tattnall Square HS (GA)
42 Rays Kellin Deglan C Langley HS (BC)
43 Mariners Jarrett Parker OF Virginia
Tigers LeVon Washington 2B Chipola
45 Rangers Gary Brown OF Cal State Fullerton
46 Cardinals Sammy Solis LHP San Diego
Rockies Chad Lewis 3B Marina HS (CA)
48 Tigers Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
49 Rangers Seth Blair RHP Arizona St
Cardinals Kyle Blair RHP San Diego

* Paxton is pitching in the American Association after he didn’t sign last year.