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2016 MLB Draft: High School Players Lead First Round Selections



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 is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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