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July 11, 2021 at 10:23 PM

2021 MLB First Year Player Draft Picks No. 1-29


The 2021 MLB First Year Player Draft is underway from a new location and date. Formerly hosted at MLB Network's studios in Seacaucus, NJ during mid-June, the draft is now at the site of the MLB All-Star Game in Denver and is now a month later as part of the all-star festivities, with fans invited to attend for the first time. It also has its third different format in the past three years, though 2020's draft was shortened to five rounds due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This year's edition will feature 20 rounds over three days, rather than the traditional 40-round format seen in 2019 and years prior. As scouts were more easily able to see players this year, the top picks were more evenly distributed between high school and college selections, with five college players and five prep talents taken in the top 10, including Boston's Marcelo Mayer, who was selected No. 4 overall out of Eastlake HS in California.

Here is who each team selected with the first 29 picks in the draft.

1. Pittsburgh Pirates - Henry Davis, C, Louisville
2. Texas Rangers - Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt
3. Detroit Tigers - Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall School (OK)
4. Boston Red Sox - Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake HS (CA)
5. Baltimore Orioles - Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston State
6. Arizona Diamondbacks - Jordan Lawlar, Jesuit College Prep (TX)
7. Kansas City Royals - Frank Mozzicato, LHP, East Catholic HS (CT)
8. Colorado Rockies - Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land HS (PA)
9. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (OH)
10. New York Mets - Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt
11. Washington Nationals - Brady House, SS, Winder Barrow HS (GA)
12. Seattle Mariners - Harry Ford, C, North Cobb HS (GA)
13. Philadelphia Phillies - Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian Academy (FL)
14. San Francisco Giants - Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
15. Milwaukee Brewers - Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College
16. Miami Marlins - Khalil Watson, SS, Wake Forest HS (NC)
17. Cincinnati Reds - Matt McClain, SS, UCLA
18. St. Louis Cardinals - Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
19. Toronto Blue Jays - Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, Ole Miss
20. New York Yankees - Trey Sweeney, SS, Eastern Illinois
21. Chicago Cubs - Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State
22. Chicago White Sox - Colson Montgomery, SS, Southridge HS (IN)
23. Cleveland Indians - Gavin Williams, RHP, ECU
24. Atlanta Braves - Ryan Cusick, RHP, Wake Forest
25. Oakland Athletics - Max Muncy, SS, Thousand Oaks HS (CA)
26. Minnesota Twins - Chase Petty, RHP, Mainland Regional HS (NJ)
27. San Diego Padres - Jackson Merrill, SS, Severna Park HS (MD)
28. Tampa Bay Rays - Carson Williams, SS, Torrey Pines HS (CA)
29. Los Angeles Dodgers - Maddux Bruns, LHP, UMS Wright Prep (AL)

 
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