Mock Draft Quick bites (5/20/21)
It’s between Marcelo Mayer & Henry Davis. Who takes the underslot?
The Bucs really want to fill that hole at C and I see lots of similar hitting traits between Henry Davis and last years 1st round pick Nick Gonzalez.
Pick: Henry Davis
This pick could be the face of the franchise for years to come….is it Jordan Lawlar or Jack Leiter or Marcelo Mayer? I’m really tempted to take Joe Mack here.
Pick: Jack Leiter
Kumar Rocker or Marcelo Mayer? I value Mayer’s left-handed bat here though I believe he shifts over to 3B.
Pick: Marcelo Mayer
I’m still trying to figure out last year’s pick. I prefer Joe Mack or Kahlil Watson here.
Pick: Jordan Lawlar
Sal Frelick and Colton Cowser will be in play as the Birds will always explore an underslot. Despite the internet buzz, Brady House doesn’t fit here. Sal Frelick or Kahlil Watson
Pick: Sal Frelick
The 3B draft class is deep, so I pass on Brady House here.
Pick: Jackson Jobe
Again, same as above – deep 3B class, so I pass on House and focus on Kahlil Watson, Colton Cowser and Joe Mack.
Pick: Joe Mack
Bill Schmidt 1st tough decision as GM – Kumar Rocker, Kahlil Watson, Brady House or Colton Cowser/ Jud Fabian. Does Jordan Lawlar slip?
Pick: Kahlil Watson
Kumar Rocker or Jordan Lawlar fall in the Halos lap in this scenario. Rocker’s best bet early would be Det or Bos.
Pick: Kumar Rocker
Colton Cowser makes sense here, and Matt McLain will be a fallback option. I’m tempted to Mock Chase Petty here, I think he ends up in Gain$ville.
Pick: Colton Cowser
Henry Davis or Joe Mack would be my preferences here if available.
Pick: Brady House
Jordan Wicks or Matt McLain?
Pick: Matt McLain
Philly gets a steal here, I’d consider Fabian at pick #8.
Pick: Jud Fabian
Could see SF going after Gunnar Hoglund here w/ an underslot deal. Bubba Chandler could be option here full slot.
Pick: Sam Bachman
Ryan Cusick or Ty Madden
Pick: Ty Madden
I’ve leaned towards Adrian Del Castillo staying local but ultimately…..
Pick: Harry Ford
The Red leggings have multiple early picks and can pull this off.
Pick: Bubba Chandler
Michael McGeevy or Ryan Cusick or Gunnar Hoglund. Max Muncy/Benny Montgomery could be a sleepers here.
Pick: Ryan Cusick
The Jays typically go college. Michael McGreevy or Adrian Del Castillo. Fabian if available. HS sleepers Max Muncy or Benny Montgomery or Tyler Whitaker.
Pick: Adrian Del Castillo
If NYY keeps this pick, Chase Petty or Anthony Solomento could be in play. Jordan Wicks if they go the safe route.
Pick: Michael McGreevy
The Cubs want projectable bats or arms. Michael McGreevy, Andrew Painter, Ben Kurdna or Benny Montgomery.
If Pick at #20: Michael McGreevy
If Pick at #21: Andrew Painter
Jordan Wicks, Adrian Del Castillo or Gunnar Hoglund.
Pick: Jordan Wicks
Comes down to Michael McGreevy, Ben Kudrna, Thatcher Hurd. Game plan could be underslot here, overslot next pick.
Pick: Ben Kudrna
Andrew Painter, Ben Kudrna & Max Muncy will be overslot. Gavin Williams or Alex Mooney or Thatcher Hurd take slot or less.
Pick: Gavin Williams
The A’s went overslot last year for Tyler Soderstorm. Wes Kath underslot this year? The wildcard here is Tyler Whitaker as we know the A’s GM has been in Vegas.
Pick: Maxwell Muncy
The Twins have the luxury of a Comp A pick, so they can reach here and get someone they like (underslot) that might not get to them with their 2nd pick.
Pick: Ky Bush
The Friars budget is tighter here than most years and may limit what they can do here ( Unless they plan on blowing past slot value with the CBA expiring)
Pitchers – Gunnar Hoglund, Will Bednar, Ky Bush or prep arms Thatcher Hurd, Gage Jump, Josh Hartle.
Position Player – toolsy outfielder Ty Whitaker or basketball star Colson Montgomery
Pick: Gunnar Hoglund
Seems like the Rays always have extra picks.
Pick: Carson Williams
I’m thinking lefty’s start going off the board here…Solomento/Jump/Ky Bush/Mozzicato/Hartle
Pick: Anthony Solomento
Pick: Gage Jump or Frank Mozzicato
**if NY selects at #20 Michael McGreevy
Pick: Gage Jump or Frank Mozzicato
Pick: Jaden Hill
Pick: Will Bednar
Schrier is trending towards UCLA, as is Nick McLain, Strong Bruins commitments.
Pick: Izaac Pacheco
Pick: Christian Franklin
Pick: Tommy Mace
Pick: Ethan Wilson / Peyton Stovall / Tyler Whitaker
The Bucs go overslot here. Josh Hartle?
Pick: Lonnie White Jr
Pick: Ryan Holgate
Pick: Matt Milkulski
UVA typically gets players on campus, so I expect Benny Montgomery to land on campus.
Pick: Benny Montgomery / Frank Mozzicato / Thatcher Hurd
Pick: Jackson Baumeister / Gage Jump
Pick: Alex Mooney
Pick: Trey Sweeney – Colson Mongotmery
Pick: Braden or Colson Montgomery
Kumar Rocker would be an overslot pay
Pick: Luca Tresh or Thatcher Hurd
The Preference would be LH Arms, from Ky Bush to Maddux Bruns to Andrew Abbott
Pick: Thatcher Hurd or Maddux Bruns
Pick: Max Ferguson
Perhaps a similar deal as Kyle Harrison gets Josh Hartle.
Pick: Josh Hartle or Joe Rock
Pick: Steve Hajjar
Pick: Peyton Stovall