As the conference tournaments came to an end as of last weekend, the next big event circled on the baseball calendar comes on June 3-5.

The 2019 MLB Draft is less than a week away and soon enough some of the game’s most exciting amateur prospects will have the opportunity to take their skills to the next level. Last year’s Draft was very heavy on high-upside prep arms, but the Draft story this year focuses on college bats.

Adley Rutschman of Oregon State appears to be the consensus no. 1 pick this year, but with names such as Andrew Vaugn, Hunter Bishop, and Will Wilson available, this year’s Draft is loaded with intriguing talent.

Diving into this year’s class, Evolution Metrix’s two Scouting Directors, Richard Birfer and Peyton Traywick have put together their very own official mock draft!

Also, don’t miss the latest episode of the Pitching to Contact podcast where Richard and Peyton are joined by Jason Pennini of Prospects Live to discuss the upcoming MLB Draft.

First Round

  1. Baltimore Orioles: C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State
  2. Kansas City Royals: SS Bobby Witt Jr., Colleyville Heritage HS (TX)
  3. Chicago White Sox: SS CJ Abrams, Blessed Trinity Catholic HS (GA)
  4. Miami Marlins: 1B Andrew Vaugn, California
  5. Detroit Tigers: OF JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt
  6. San Diego Padres: OF Hunter Bishop, Arizona St.
  7. Cincinnati Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo, TCU
  8. Texas Rangers: OF Corbin Carroll, Lakeside HS (WA)
  9. Atlanta Braves: SS Bryson Stott, UNLV
  10. San Francisco Giants: RHP Matthew Allan, Seminole HS (FL)
  11. Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Alek Manoah, West Virginia
  12. New York Mets: C Shea Langeliers, Baylor
  13. Minnesota Twins: OF Riley Greene, Hagerty HS (FL)
  14. Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Jackson Rutledge, San Jacinto JC
  15. Los Angeles Angels: RHP Brennan Malone, IMG Academy (FL)
  16. Arizona D-Backs: OF Kameron Misner, Mizzou
  17. Washington Nationals: SS Will Wilson, NC State
  18. Pittsburgh Pirates: 3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech
  19. St. Louis Cardinals: RHP Quinn Priester, Cary-Grove HS (IL)
  20. Seattle Mariners: 1B George Kirby, Elon
  21. Atlanta Braves: RHP Jack Leiter, Delabarton HS (NJ)
  22. Tampa Bay Rays: RHP Daniel Espino, Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
  23. Colorado Rockies: 3B Brett Baty, Lake travis HS (TX)
  24. Cleveland Indians: 1B Michael Busch, UNC
  25. Los Angeles Dodgers: RHP JJ Goss, Cypress Ranch HS (TX)
  26. Arizona D-Backs: 3B Kody Hoese, Tulane
  27. Chicago Cubs: SS Logan Davidson, Tulane
  28. Milwaukee Brewers: LHP Zach Thompson, Kentucky
  29. Oakland Athletics: RHP Seth Johnson, Campbell
  30. New York Yankees: LHP Hunter Barco, The Bolles School HS (FL)
  31. Los Angeles Dodgers: SS Nasim Nunez, Collins Hill HS (GA)
  32. Houston Astros: SS Brady McConnell, Florida
  33. Boston Red Sox: RHP Kendall Williams, IMG Academy (FL)
  34. Miami Marlins (Sup. 1st Round): SS Gunnar Henderson, Morgan Academy HS(TX)
  35. Tampa Bay Rays (Sup. 1st Round): SS Braden Shewmake, Texas A&M
  36. Cincinnati Reds (Sup. 1st Round): OF Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas
  37. Pittsburgh Pirates (Sup. 1st Round): RHP Josh Wolf, St. Thomas HS (TX)
  38. Oakland Athletics (Sup. 1st Round): RHP Noah Song, Navy
  39. Milwaukee Brewers (Sup. 1st Round): RHP Bryce Osmond, Jenks HS (OK)
  40. Minnesota Twins (Sup. 1st Round): RHP Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas
  41. Texas Rangers (Sup. 1st Round): SS Greg Jones, UNC Wilmington

Second Round

  1. Baltimore Orioles: SS Anthony Volpe, Delabarton HS (NJ)
  2. Boston Red Sox: SS Matthew Lugo, Carlos Beltran Academy (PR)
  3. Kansas City Royals: SS Josh Smith, LSU
  4. Chicago White Sox: RHP Matt Caterino, Rice
  5. Miami Marlins: 1B Rece Hinds, IMG Academy (FL)
  6. Detroit Tigers: 1B Mike Toglia, UCLA
  7. San Diego Padres: 3B Keoni Cavaco, Eastlake HS (CA)
  8. Cincinnati Reds: OF Sammy Siani, Penn Charter HS (PA)
  9. Texas Rangers: LHP Ethan Small, Mississippi State
  10. San Francisco Giants: LHP John Doxakis, Texas A&M
  11. Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Jimmy Lewis, Lake Travis HS (TX)
  12. New York Mets: 2B Chase Strumpf, UCLA
  13. Minnesota Twins: RHP Erik Miller, Stanford
  14. Los Angeles Angels: 3B Drew Mendoza, Florida State
  15. Arizona D-Backs: OF Maurice Hampton, Memphis University HS (TX)
  16. Pittsburgh Pirates: RHP Drey Jameson, Ball State
  17. St. Louis Cardinals: SS Will Holland, Auburn
  18. Seattle Mariners: OF Matt Walner, Southern Miss
  19. Atlanta Braves: LHP Matt Cronin, Arkansas
  20. Tampa Bay Rays: 1B Logan Wyatt, Louisville
  21. Colorado Rockies: LHP Graeme Stinson, Duke
  22. Cleveland Indians: RHP Spencer Jones, La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
  23. Chicago Cubs: 3B Davis Wendzel, Baylor
  24. Milwaukee Brewers: C Jonathan French, Parkview HS (GA)
  25. Oakland Athletics: RHP Ryan Pepiot, Butler
  26. New York Yankees: LHP Tommy Henry, Michigan
  27. Houston Astros: RHP Matthew Thompson, Cypress Ranch HS (TX)
  28. Kansas City Royals (Comp. Balance Round B): OF Will Robertson, Creighton
  29. Baltimore Orioles (Comp. Balance Round B): RHP Zach Hess, LSU
  30. Pittsburgh Pirates (Comp. Balance Round B): 3B Aaron Schunk, Georgia
  31. San Diego Padres (Comp. Balance Round B): 2B Cameron Cannon, Arizona
  32. Arizona D-Backs (Comp. Balance Round B): OF Jerrion Ealy, Jackson Prep HS (MS)
  33. Arizona D-Backs (Comp. Balance Round B): RHP Ryne Nelson, Oregon
  34. Seattle Mariners (Comp. Balance Round B): RHP Andrew Dalquist, Redondo Union HS (CA)
  35. Colorado Rockies (Comp. Balance Round B): LHP TJ Sikkema, Mizzou
  36. Los Angeles Dodgers (Compensation Pick): OF Kyle Stowers, Stanford

Third Round

  1. Baltimore Orioles: SS Kyren Paris, Freedom HS (CA)
  2. Kansas City Royals: SS Yordys Valdez, McArthur HS (FL)
  3. Chicago White Sox: LHP Braden Williamson, TCU
  4. Miami Marlins: 3B Nick Quintana, Arizona
  5. Detroit Tigers: RHP Tyler Dyson, Florida
  6. San Diego Padres: C Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech
  7. Cincinnati Reds: C Matt Dyer, Arizona
  8. Texas Rangers: OF Thomas Dillard, Ole Miss
  9. San Francisco Giants: RHP Conor Grammes, Xavier
  10. Toronto Blue Jays: OF Edouard Julien, Auburn
  11. New York Mets: RHP Riley Cornelio, Pine Creek HS (CO)
  12. Minnesota Twins: SS Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville
  13. Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Ryan Zeferjahn, Kansas
  14. Los Angeles Angels: OF Dasan Brown, Abbey Park HS (Canada)
  15. Arizona D-Backs: RHP Jack Kochanowicz, Harriton HS (PA)
  16. Washington Nationals: C Hayden Dunhurst, Pearl River Central HS (MS)
  17. Pittsburgh Pirates: LHP Avery Short, Southport HS (IN)
  18. St. Louis Cardinals: C Ethan Hearn, Mobile Christian HS (AL)
  19. Seattle Mariners: RHP Brett Thomas, Riverwood HS (GA)
  20. Atlanta Braves: RHP Ryan Jensen, Fresno State
  21. Tampa Bay Rays: SS Dilan Rosario, Leadership Christian HS (PR)
  22. Colorado Rockies: OF Jake Sanford, Western Kentucky
  23. Cleveland Indians: RHP Tyler Baum, UNC
  24. Los Angeles Dodgers: RHP Ryan Garcia, UCLA
  25. Chicago Cubs: SS Tanner Morris, Virginia
  26. Oakland Athletics: C Carter Bins, Fresno State
  27. New York Yankees: RHP Will Rigney, Midway HS (TX)
  28. Houston Astros: OF Glenallen Hill Jr., Santa Cruz HS (CA)
  29. Boston Red Sox: OF Zach Watson, LSU

Richard Birfer

Regional Supervisor of the Canadian and Midwest regions. Kinesiology graduate student, Biomechaincs and Neuroscience specialization, at Brock University.

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