Baseball Prospect Journal

2019 MLB Draft: Mock Draft

2019 MLB Draft

The 2019 MLB draft is here. The first round will be interesting and unpredictable. The strength of this year’s draft is hitters, as the pitching class is weak. Here is the final mock draft: 

1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas)

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Fla.)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Ga.)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Texas)

9. Atlanta Braves: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

10. San Francisco Giants: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto Junior College

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

13. Minnesota Twins: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Calif.)

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Wash.)

17. Washington Nationals: Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS (Fla.)

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Ala.)

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS (Ill.)

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

23. Colorado Rockies: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

24. Cleveland Indians: Will Wilson, SS, North Carolina State

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy (Fla.)

27. Chicago Cubs: Michael Busch, 1B/OF, North Carolina

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Tyler Callihan, 3B, Providence HS (Fla.)

29. Oakland Athletics: Greg Jones, SS, UNCW

30. New York Yankees: Braden Shewmake, SS, Texas A&M

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy 

32. Houston Astros: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Texas)

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for four years. He’s interviewed 133 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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