2021 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

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2021 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:51 pm

Every year, we put up a new thread for draft day. Post everything in here and I’ll lock the other thread. I will update this OP with the Cubs’ actual picks as they are made.

This year, there'll be 20 rounds and the Cubs pick 21st in the first round. The Cubs bonus pool for the 2021 draft is $6,779,400, the 7th smallest pool in the draft.

All signings: $5,013,300
Slot for picks signed: $5,503,000 (with 5% overage: $5,266,485)
Total Slot: $6,779,400 (with 5% Overage: $7,118,370)
Remaining Bonus Space: $1,766,100 (with 5% overage: $2,105,070)

1.21 (slot: $3,132,300): Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State; Rankings - BA: 13, MLB: 16, FG: 17/FV: 45, ESPN: 22, Athletic: 13 - Signing Bonus: $3,132,300
2.56 (slot: $1,276,400): James Triantos, SS/3B, James Madison HS (VA); Rankings - BA: 59, MLB: 78, FG: 46/FV: 40+, ESPN: 61, Athletic: 100
3.93 (slot: $627,900): Drew Gray, LHP, IMG Academy (FL); Rankings - BA: 129, MLB: 179, ESPN: 123 - Signing Bonus: $900,000
4.123 (slot: $464,500): Christian Franklin, OF, Arkansas; Rankings - BA: 57, MLB: 52, FG: 49/FV: 40+, ESPN: 124, Athletic: 77 - Signing Bonus: $425,000
5.154 (slot: $343,400): Liam Spence, SS, Tennessee - Signing Bonus: $135,000
6.184 (slot: $263,700): Riley Martin, LHP, Quincy University (IL) - Signing Bonus: $1,000
7.214 (slot: $206,500): Parker Chavers, OF, Coastal Carolina; Rankings - BA: 176, MLB: 160, ESPN: Others who just missed top 200 - Signing Bonus: $125,000
8.244 (slot: $168,500): Casey Opitz, C, Arkansas; Rankings - BA: 245 - Signing Bonus: $90,000
9.274 Chase Watkins, LHP, Oregon State; Rankings - BA: 284 (slot: $152,300) - Signing Bonus: $125,000
10.304 (slot: $143,900): Peter Matt, OF, Duke - Signing Bonus: $5,000

11.334: Gage Ziehl, RHP, Penfield HS (NY); Rankings - BA: 470
12.364: Teo Banks, OF, Permian HS (TX); Rankings - BA: 434
13.394: Erian Rodríguez, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy - Signing Bonus: $125,000
14.424: Frankie Scalzo, RHP, Grand Canyon University - Signing Bonus: $125,000
15.454: BJ Murray, 3B, Florida Atlantic

16.484: Zachary Leigh, RHP, Texas State
17.514: Christian Olivo, SS, Leadership Christian Academy (PR)
18.544: Dominic Hambley, RHP, Belmont Secondary School (BC) - Signing Bonus: $200,000 (only $75,000 charged to caps)

19.574: Daniel Avitia, RHP, Alhambra HS (AZ)
20.604: Wilson Cunningham, LHP, Junípero Serra HS (CA)

Teams can spend up to $125,000 on picks in the 11th through 20th rounds without it counting towards their bonus allotment. Any bonus above $125,000 comes out of the team's bonus allotment. As of last year, nondrafted free agents are limited to $20,000 bonuses.


NDFAs:

David Avitia, C, Grand Canyon
Richard Brereton, RHP, Duke
Walker Powell, RHP, Southern Mississippi
Tyler Santana, RHP, Jacksonville

Final mocks:

BA - Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
ESPN (Kiley McDaniel): Colson Montgomery, 3B, Southridge HS (Huntingburg, Ind.)
Fangraphs (Eric Longehagen & Kevin Goldstein): Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
MLB Pipeline (Jim Callis): Colson Montgomery, 3B, Southridge HS (Huntingburg, Ind.)
MLB Pipeine (Jonathan Mayo): Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
The Athletic (Keith Law): Izaac Pacheco, 3B, Friendswood HS (TX)
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Postby mias_tisg » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:13 pm



Shocker at #1. Although going underslot catcher over a shortstop is probably the right move.
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Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:22 pm

Leiter at #2
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:55 pm

Orioles going Orioles:



Royals pick a guy who was generally ranked in the 30s.

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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:59 pm

Wow, Mozzicato so early really works in the Cubs' (and everyone else's) favor
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:59 pm

Seems like things are going to shake up. Red Sox luck into Mayer.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:02 am

Ha, I had Montgomery to the Rockies in a mock I didn't finish (Davis to Pirates and Lawlar to D'Backs too)...Nothing against the player so much as a weird org

Rocker to the Angels is one of my favorite fits in this draft so please happen
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Postby Outshined_One » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:08 am

Oh goody, is this going to be one of those handshake agreement drafts where nearly every team decides to pass on and screw over any player who is asking for overslot money?
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Postby Hrubes20 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:09 am

Whoa. Didn’t see Bachman going before Rocker.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:11 am

About what time are the Cubs drafting?
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Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:12 am

Mets get gifted Rocker. It must be nice.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:12 am

Mets get Rocker
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:21 am

I wonder how far Kahlil Watson falls?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:23 am

Outshined_One wrote:Oh goody, is this going to be one of those handshake agreement drafts where nearly every team decides to pass on and screw over any player who is asking for overslot money?


I don’t think so. Leiter (soph) and Lawler (draft eligible again as a sophomore) have leverage. The Mets and Nats have been willing to go over slot for talent.

And we’re bound to get some weird picks with next to no season last year, no college summer leagues last year and many states starting their prep seasons very late this year. The Pirates and O’s definitely went below slot, hope the Royals did too.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:25 am

So how many handshake deals were in that top 10? Yeesh

Kevin Goldstein: All of them.


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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:28 am

Seattle gets Ford who was my favorite somewhat realistic option for the Cubs.
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Postby Bertz » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:41 am

Do I dare let myself get excited about the possibility of Frelick?
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Postby Bertz » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:46 am

A few hours ago I wrote:Bednar would be fun, but my assumption was the crazy run he's been on the last month+ leapfrogged him right past us. I think him and Ford are the two guys I'm most hoping for. Unlikely we get either, but not totally unreasonable. Kind of like Ed Howard last year where it takes like two teams ahead of us going rogue and picking someone way down the board.


Well, that was fun hope while it lasted. The Royals did their part in helping better names slide our way though
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Bertz wrote:Do I dare let myself get excited about the possibility of Frelick?

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Bertz wrote:Do I dare let myself get excited about the possibility of Frelick?


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Postby Hrubes20 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:59 am

Better they take Frelick than Watson
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:01 am

Wow I really thought Miami would stick to NCAA players and not take Watson

Solometo to the Cubs? Maybe?

Kevin Goldstein: Certainly possible. We know he had a great workout for them.


If the Cubs had the option do you think they'd prefer to go with a college pitcher or HS pitcher?

Eric A Longenhage: hearing college arm now, maybe Wicks
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:06 am

Really annoyed that non-Cub NL Central teams are picking UCLA Bruins in the first round.
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