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2021 MLB Draft (Sun 7/11 - Tue 7/13)

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  1. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    Official draft thread! Draft is taking place in Denver. The first round (36 picks) will be televised Sunday night at 7:07 pm Eastern on MLB Network and ESPN. Monday and Tuesday (20 rounds / 612 picks) will be posted on-line via the Tracker below. Monday starts at 1:00 pm Eastern and Tuesday at Noon, Eastern.

    Here are some links:

    Team Draft order: 2021 MLB Draft Order
    Draft tracker: MLB Draft Tracker
    Draft slot $$: Here are '21 Draft bonus pools, pick values

    This post will be updated with Gator info - Current players and signees.

    Andrew Painter, Signee (P), Round 1, #13, Philadelphia Phillies, $4,197,300
    Chase Petty, Signee (P), Round 1, #26, Minnesota Twins, $2,653,400
    Jay Allen, Signee (OF), Round 1, #30, Cincinnati Reds, $2,365,500
    Jud Fabian, OF, Round 2, #40, Boston Red Sox, $1,856,700
    Tommy Mace, P, Round 2, #69, Cleveland Indians, $929,800
    Jake Fox, Signee (SS), Round 3, #95, Cleveland Indians, $610,800
    Nathan Hickey, C, Round 5, #136, Boston Red Sox, $410,100
    Christian Scott, P, Round 5, #142, New York Mets, $386,600
    Jacob Young, OF, Round 7, #203, Washington Nationals, $225,800
    Jack Leftwich, P, Round 7, #216, Cleveland Indians, $203,400
    Franco Aleman, P, Round 10, #306, Cleveland Indians, $143,500
    Kyle Larsen, Signee (P), Round 18, #524, Texas Rangers
    Ty Evans, Signee (OF), Round 20, #607, Atlanta Braves

    Teams have until their draftees enroll in school, or 11:59 pm on August 15 to sign them.
     
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    This post will be updated with info on players and signees for all the other SEC teams, FSU and Miami.

    Alabama
    Noah Miller, Signee (SS), Round 1, #36, Minnesota Twins, $2,045,400
    Peyton Wilson, 2B, Round 2, #66, Kansas City Royals, $1,003,300
    Dylan Smith, P, Round 3, #74, Detroit Tigers, $844,200
    Chase Lee, P, Round 6, #164, Texas Rangers, $312,400
    Sam Praytor, C, Round 6 #179, Miami Marlins, $274,800
    Tyler Ras, P, Round 14, #410, Colorado Rockies
    Luke Holman, Signee (P), Round 20, #602, Toronto Blue Jays

    Arkansas
    Max Muncy, Signee (SS), Round 1, #25, Oakland A's, $2,740,300
    Jordan Viars, Signee (OF), Round 3, #84, Philadelphia Phillies, $721,900
    Drew Gray, Signee (P), Round 3, #93, Chicago Cubs, $627,900
    Kevin Kopps, P, Round 3, #99, San Diego Padres, $587,400
    Christian Franklin, OF, Round 4, #123, Chicago Cubs, $464,500
    Ryan Costeiu, P, Round 7, #201, Los Angeles Angels, $229,700
    Casey Opitz, C, Round 8, #244, Chicago Cubs, $168,500
    Patrick Wicklander, P, Round 8, #251, Tampa Bay Rays, $163,400
    Lael Lockhart, P, Round 9, #282, Los Angeles Dodgers, $149,800
    Braylon Bishop, Signee (OF), Round 14, #403, Pittsburgh Pirates
    Caden Monke, P, Round 14, #409, Kansas City Royals
    Drake Varnado, Signee (SS), Round 17, #498, Arizona Diamondbacks
    Elijah Trest, P, Round 19, #560, Colorado Rockies
    Charlie Welch, C, Round 19, #564, Seattle Mariners

    Auburn
    Ryan Bliss, SS, Round 2, #42, Arizona Diamondbacks, $1,771,100
    Calvin Ziegler, Signee (P), Round 2, #46, New York Mets, $1,617,400
    Richard Fitts, P, Round 6, #183, New York Yankees, $266,000
    Tyler Miller, 3B, Round 9, #256, Boston Red Sox, $160,300
    Steven Williams, C, Round 18, #533, Washington Nationals

    Georgia
    Ryan Webb, P, Round 4, #125, Cleveland Indians, $455,600
    Ben Harris, P, Round 8, #252, Los Angeles Dodgers, $162,700

    Kentucky
    Jackson Merrill, Signee (SS), Round 1, #27, San Diego Padres, $2,570,100
    John Rhodes, OF, Round 3, #76, Baltimore Orioles, $818,200
    Austin Schultz, OF, Round 10, #285, Detroit Tigers, $148,900
    Holt Jones, P, Round 14, #419, Miami Marlins

    LSU
    Ben Kudma, Signee (P), Round 2, #43, Kansas City Royals, $1,729,800
    Jaden Hill, P, Round 2, #44, Colorado Rockies, $1,689,500
    Carter Jensen, Signee (C), Round 3, #78, Kansas City Royals, $793,000
    Landon Marceaux, P, Round 3, #80, Los Angeles Angels, $767,800
    Brock Selvidge, Signee (P), Round 3, #92, New York Yankees, $637,600
    Ian Moller, Signee (C), Round 4, #103, Texas Rangers, $565,600

    Miss State
    Will Bednar, P, Round 1, #14, San Francisco Giants, $4,036,800
    Maddux Bruns, Signee (P), Round 1, #29, LA Dodgers, $2,424,600
    James Wood, Signee (OF), Round 2, #62, San Diego Padres, $1,102,700
    Jordan McCants, Signee (SS), Round 3, #88, Miami Marlins, $678,600
    Tanner Allen, 1B, Round 4, #118, Miami Marlins, $487,900
    Eric Cerantola, P, Round 5, #139, Kansas City Royals, $398,000
    Christian MacLeod, P, Round 5, #159, Minnesota Twins, $327,200
    Rowdey Jordan, OF, Round 11, #322, New York Mets

    Missouri
    Seth Halvorsen, P, Round 19, #565, Philadelphia Phillies

    Ole Miss
    Jackson Jobe, Signee (P), Round 1, #3, Detroit Tigers, $7,221,200
    Gunnar Hoglund, P, Round 1, #19, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,359,000
    Doug Nikhazy, P, Round 2, #58, Cleveland Indians, $1,214,300
    Taylor Broadway, P, Round 6, #185, Chicago White Sox, $261,600

    South Carolina
    Cooper Kinney, Signee (2B), Round 1, #34, Tampa Bay Rays, $2,148,100
    Brett Kerry, P, Round 5, #141, Los Angeles Angels, $390,400
    Brady Allen, OF, Round 5, #149, Miami Marlins, $360,800
    Thomas Farr, P, Round 5, #150, Cincinnati Reds, $357,100
    Brannon Jordan, P, Round 9, #267, Milwaukee Brewers, $154,900
    Andrew Peters, P, Round 10, #291, Los Angeles Angels, $147,200
    Wes Clarke, C, Round 10, #297, Milwaukee Brewers, $145,500
    Daniel Lloyd, P, Round 14, #407, Baltimore Orioles
    Julian Bosnic, P, Round 16, #476, San Francisco Giants

    Tennessee
    Brady House, Signee (SS), Round 1, #11, Washington Nationals, $4,547,500
    Ryan Spikes, Signee (2B), Round 3, #100, Tampa Bay Rays, $581,600
    Chad Dallas, P, Round 4, #121, Toronto Blue Jays, $473,700
    Liam Spence, SS, Round 5, #154, Chicago Cubs, $343,400
    Max Ferguson, 2B, Round 5, #160, San Diego Padres, $324,100
    Connor Pavolony, C, Round 7, #197, Baltimore Orioles, $237,000
    Jake Rucker, 3B, Round 7, #219, Minnesota Twins, $198,500
    Jackson Leath, P, Round 12, #344, Texas Rangers
    Sean Hunley, P, Round 19, #581, Tampa Bay Rays
    Chase Burns, Signee (P), Round 20, #610, San Diego Padres

    Texas A&M
    Izaac Pacheco, Signee (SS), Round 2, #39, Detroit Tigers, $1,906,800
    Dustin Saenz, P, Round 4, #112, Washington Nationals, $517,400
    Bryce Miller, P, Round 4, #113, Seattle Mariners, $512,400
    Will Frizzell, 1B, Round 8, #233, Washington Nationals, $179,800
    Chandler Jozwiak, P, Round 13, #389, Miami Marlins

    Vandy
    Jack Leiter, P, Round 1, #2, Texas Rangers, $7,789,900
    Jordan Lawlar, Signee (SS), Round 1, #6, Arizona Diamondbacks, $5,742,900
    Kumar Rocker, P, Round 1, #10, New York Mets, $4,739,900
    Joshua Baez, Signee (OF), Round 2, #55, St. Louis Cardinals, $1,338,500
    Michael Morales, Signee (P), Round 3, #83, Seattle Mariners, $733,100
    Luke Murphy, P, Round 4, #110, Los Angeles Angels, $527,800
    C J Rodriguez, C, Round 5, #158, Oakland A's, $330,100
    Hugh Fisher, P, Round 10, #288, Arizona Diamondbacks, $147,900
    Davis Diaz, Signee (SS), Round 12, #348, Arizona Diamondbacks
    Jayson Gonzalez, 3B, Round 17, #515, Chicago White Sox
    Carter Holton, Signee (P), Round 19, #567, Milwaukee Brewers
    Dominic Keegan, C, Round 19, #573, New York Yankees

    FSU
    Matheu Nelson, C, Round 1, #35, Cincinnati Reds, $2,095,800
    Edwin Arroyo, Signee (SS), Round 2, #48, Seattle Mariners, $1,543,600
    Mitch Bratt, Signee (P), Round 5, #134, Texas Rangers, $418,200
    Robby Martin Jr, OF, Round 8, #230, Colorado Rockies, $183,700
    Hunter Perdue, P, Round 10, #299, Miami Marlins, $145,000
    Jack Anderson, P, Round 16, #465, Detroit Tigers
    Elijah Cabell, OF, Round 17, #511, St. Louis Cardinals
    Conor Grady, P, Round 18, #527, Baltimore Orioles
    Tyler Ahearn, P, Round 20, #590, Colorado Rockies

    Miami
    Adrian DelCastillo, C, Round 2, #67, Arizona Diamondbacks, $976,700
    Irv Carter, Signee (P), Round 5, #152, Toronto Blue Jays, $350,300
    Jake Smith, P, Round 6, #171, Los Angeles Angels, $293,800
    Gage Ziehl, Signee (P), Round 11, #334, Chicago Cubs
    Anthony Vilar, P, Round 15, #460, San Diego Padres
     
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  3. ocalaman

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    The updated Top 250 prospects from the Draft Tracker link above has the following Gator players and commits as follows:
    P - Andrew Painter #17
    OF - Jud Fabian #22
    P - Chase Petty #25
    OF - Jay Allen #32
    P - Tommy Mace #43
    OF - Michael Robertson #91
    P - Philip Abner #114
    P - Pierce Coppola #118
    P - Jac Cagliolone #132
    C - Nathan Hickey #142
    P - Jack Leftwich #153
    P - Karl Hartman #161
    C - Rene Lastres #186
    SS - Jake Fox #199
    P - Brandon Neely #206
    P - Christian Scott #229
    P - Franco Aleman #243
     
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  4. 74nole

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    @ocalaman—

    Appreciate your efforts in posting this information however it’s been my experience that all of these mock drafts are about as useful as pre-season top 25 polls….just something to kick around and discuss.

    IMHO no one knows anything until they start calling names out. It’s the business of baseball vs the people who want to play the game at the next level.

    Make no mistake, the business of baseball does not want to be made to look bad in any way. I wish everyone who wants to play and live the dream the best of luck.
     
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  5. gatorfan5220

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    We've got a rather large number of dogs in this fight.
     
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  6. gtj31

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    Not disagreeing with your point but preseason polls are indicative of the last team standing. Even Coastal Carolina was preseason top 15-16. All the others lately have been preseason top 5ish.
     
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  7. wrrgator

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    I count 11 signees in the top 206 players. Realistically, how many should we expect to see in G’ville?
     
  8. ocalaman

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    Really hard to tell unless you know these guys personally. It's all up to their individual priorities and choices. How much do they value a college education? What kind of financial situation is their family in? Do they want to play amateur ball under one of the best coaches in the country, develop their skills and delay entering the business world of pro baseball for 3-4 years? Or are they ready to skip college, take the up front money and begin their pro career now?
     
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  9. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Agree completely @ocalaman—

    Each of your points truly hits the nail on the head. The really hard part (for HS players) is we are looking at 18 year olds with all of their emotions, dreams, and futures directly in front of them with all of the people they know as well as untold numbers of people that they don’t know ready to sit in judgment on whatever choice they make.

    Largely, 18 year olds leaving home for the first time negotiating with the big business of the MLB. Advantage MLB.

    I wish everyone involved with each player’s decisions the best of luck and the best of choices for each player/family affected.
     
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  10. GatorLurker

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    If I was a high draft pick position player coming out of HS I would probably go pro. Getting quality reps and coaching would only speed up my development.

    If I was a high draft pitcher coming out of HS I would see which team took me and how they bring young and as yet undeveloped arms along. The load on the arm going from a HS to a minor league season is like night and day. It takes patience to develop a pitcher. Some young pitchers can jump into the fire, like Bob Feller, but he was a freak of nature. Many more burn out. That is a difficult decision.
     
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  11. taxman22

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    I really think Scott and Hickey could benefit from coming back. Scott could get a shot as a full starter in the SEC. Hickey could work on playing a position. I'm hopeful, not optimistic.
     
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  12. shane4three

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    Depends on how accurate that list is. I’ve seen ( plenty of times) guys ranked top 100 end up being drafted in the 7th and 8th round. I’ve seen guys in top 200 not go until the 14 th round. Those lists are decent sometimes but definitely not accurate.
     
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  13. gatorfan5220

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    What do you all think of the likelyhood of Aleman coming back?
     
  14. 74nole

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    5220—

    I don’t have any inside information but I would have to say expect him to sign—then if he comes back it’s a plus rather being disappointed because he signed, but that’s just me.
     
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  15. Matherly87

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    Would you say that kids that come here out of Juco that get noticed and drafted have a higher chance of leaving since they never established that college home appeal and they are willing to jump around to do whatever it takes to make it to the pros?
     
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  16. INGATORSWETRUST

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    The 17 or 18 year old HS kid would have to mature quickly playing in minors. Never get to experience college and you are stuck in the minors for years on long bus rides, cheap motels and less desirable food. The signing bonus does not go very far. First rounders likely have to go pro, but the odds of getting to Triple AAA ball are very small. Much harder for draft choices to make the big leagues in MLB.
     
  17. 74nole

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    87—

    To me that is the more likely scenario. This is Aleman’s third college during his collegiate baseball career.
     
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  18. GatorLurker

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    And he is older than kids coming out of high school so his arm is more mature and is more likely to be able to take the toll of a minor league season.

    Too often kids as pitchers are asked to do too much too early. And by kids I mean even through the collegiate level.

    I did not understand it at the time but I have learned to love my Little League coach. He told me that if he ever saw me trying to throw a curve ball I would never pitch for him again.

    He was more into teaching the game and developing players than winning which is what youth baseball should be about. Everyone plays and everyone gets instruction. Winning is icing on the cake.
     
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  19. gtj31

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    There is a legitimate argument to not even keep score until 13+ Imo.

    I am not someone that believes in everyone is a winner or participation trophies but the pursuit of victory in place of health for 10-12 year olds makes zero sense to me.
     
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  20. GatorLurker

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    We won plenty enough.

    I like to say that on my Little League team I was the #1 pitcher and Bruce Hurst was the #2. His name actually was Bruce Hurst, but he wasn't the guy that pitched for the Red Sox in the 1986 World Series. LOL.
     
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