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MLB Draft begins Tomorrow

Just when you thought baseball season was done for the Cats, tomorrow brings the start to the MLB Draft. For those that are Reds fans, like myself, this draft brings a lot of intrigue as to who they might pick. Will it be Vanderbilt’s Kyle Wright? High Schooler Hunter Greene? Or even Louisville’s Brendan McKay?

Not an MLB fan? Well, the start of the draft still should bring some attention for you. Kentucky 1st Baseman, Evan White, is a projected first round pick. White finished the season with a .373 average, 10 home runs and 41 RBI’s. White is an intriguing prospect, because of how polished of a hitter he is. This year’s draft class doesn’t have many strong bats, which should play into his favor. Over the past few days, multiple sites have been putting forth their final mock drafts. Here is where White is projected currently:

Website Projection
Baseball America #15- Astros
Sporting News #23- Dodgers
CBS Sports #12- Pirates
Bleacher Report #19- Giants

Pitcher Justin Lewis will also likely hear his name called, as well as Ballard High School star Jordan Adell, who is a projected first round pick.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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5 Comments for MLB Draft begins Tomorrow

  1. Eazy
    5:04 pm June 11, 2017 Permalink

    I hope the Reds get Greene. I wanted White with our next pick but he will probably be gone. Maybe we can take Mahan later on. Both are huge Reds fans, too.

    • Sam Gormley
      5:29 pm June 11, 2017 Permalink

      I really like Hunter Greene. He is probably the biggest risk of the top 5, but the payoff could be massive. Selfishly, I hope that White falls to the Reds in the comp. round 1, but don’t expect it.

  2. BBNDan7
    5:28 pm June 11, 2017 Permalink

    I’m totally ignorant when it comes to baseball,especially the draft, so if White is drafted does that mean he’s gone or can he still come back? He is only a junior correct?

    • Sam Gormley
      5:30 pm June 11, 2017 Permalink

      Don’t quote me, but I am pretty sure he can come back, since he is just a junior. He would be turning down a multi-million dollar contract though.

    • BBNDan7
      6:13 pm June 11, 2017 Permalink

      I knew that the rule was either high school or at least a junior in college. I just didn’t know if they are still allowed to come back if they are drafted. Thanks for clearing it up a little for me!