The Major League Baseball Draft will take off on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates hold the No. 1 pick overall.
“There are a lot of good players at the top of this draft, and there’s not much gap between them,” noted Pirates general manager Ben Cherington recently, whose comments were reported by the MLB.com website. We will take the time left to see if we can separate them. ”
Among the candidates, the young shortstop Marcelo Mayer seems to be the big favorite to be the lucky winner. The 18-year-old is originally from California, where he attends Eastlake High School in Chula Vista. While Henry Davis, Jordan Lawler, Kahlil Watson are other names mentioned among position players, two boxes from Vanderbilt University, Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker, have long been long awaited by recruiters. Another young shooter from high school in Oklahoma, Jackson Jobe, is also attracting attention.
Sunday night will be devoted exclusively to the first round of the draft, which has 20 rounds this year, in addition to compensatory choices. Round 2-10 will take place on Monday from kl. 12, while the auction balance will be held on Tuesday. In total, more than 610 players will be drafted.
Cerantola: a hope born in Quebec
Among players born in Quebec, right-handed pitcher Eric Cerantola could logically be selected on Monday, who is ranked 247th on the MLB Pipeline list of the best prospects.
After the Pirates, the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers have the following picks in the first round while the Boston Red Sox have the fourth place. The Toronto Blue Jays must pull in 19th place.