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2016 MLB Draft: High School Players Lead First Round Selections


(Photo: MLB.com)

Every year young baseball players wait in anticipation to hear their name called as the next step to making their Major League dreams come true. This year’s draft featured a majority of high school athletes being selected in the first round. While it seems that their big league plans would be a few years away still, there are a few players that have the potential and star power to make it sooner than later.

Below are the First twenty selections of the 2016 MLB Draft:

  1. Philadelphia Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF (La Costa Canyon HS, CA)
  2. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B (Tennessee)
  3. Atlanta Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP (Shenendehowa HS, NY)
  4. Colorado Rockies: Riley Pint, RHP (Saint Thomas Aquinas HS, KS)
  5. Milwaukee Brewers: Corey Ray, OF (Louisville)
  6. Oakland A’s: A.J. Puk, LHP (Florida)
  7. Miami Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP (Florence HS)
  8. San Diego Padres: Cal Quantrilll, RHP (Stanford)
  9. Detroit Tigers: Matt Manningm RHP (Sheldon HS)
  10. Chicago White Sox: Zack Collins, C (Miami)
  11. Seattle Mariners: Kyle Lewis, OF (Mercer)
  12. Boston Red Sox: Jason Groome, LHP (Barnegat HS, NJ)
  13. Tampa Bay Rays: Joshua Lowe, 3B (Pope HS, GA)
  14. Cleveland Indians: Will Benson, OF (Westminster Schools)
  15. Minnesota Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF (Plum HS, PA)
  16. LA Angels: Matt Thaiss, C (Virginia)
  17. Houston Astros: Forrest Whitley, RHP ( Alamo Heights HS, TX)
  18. New York Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF (Chaminade College Prep, CA)
  19. New York Mets: Justin Dunn,  RHP (Boston College)
  20. LA Dodgers: Gavin Lux, SS (Indian Trail, HS)


Bethany Cohen
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