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Major League Baseball Draft 2021: Picks and Top Prospects for the 2021 Draft

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The Major League Baseball 2021 Draft is about a month away, starting from July 11 to 13, 2021. MLB Draft 2021 has been relocated to Atlanta, which was supposed to be held in conjunction with the MLB All-Star Game. We will see the first-round selections with 36 picks total, and overall, there will be 612 selections in 20 rounds. Let’s find out how different teams stand at the 2021 MLB Draft and meet the top prospects.

Major League Baseball 2021 Draft Order

The draft order is being set from the 2020 MLB standings in reverse order. The Pittsburgh Pirates, having the worst record in the 2020 MLB season, will receive the first overall pick, followed by the Texas Rangers, who were in the bottom of AL West. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at the bottom of the Draft Order after defeating Tampa Bay at the World Series. Houston Astros are out of the 1st and 2nd round draft pick as a result of illegal sign stealing.

1. Pittsburgh Pirates

No.1 Picks: 5

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 19
  • Losses: 41
  • PCT: .317

2. Texas Rangers

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 22
  • Losses: 38
  • PCT: .367

3. Detroit Tigers

No.1 Picks: 3

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 23
  • Losses: 35
  • PCT: .397

4. Boston Red Sox

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 24
  • Losses: 36
  • PCT: .400

5. Baltimore Orioles

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 25
  • Losses: 35
  • PCT: .417

6. Arizona Diamondbacks

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 25
  • Losses: 35
  • PCT: .417

7. Kansas City Royals

No.1 Picks: 1

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 34
  • PCT: .433

8. Colorado Rockies

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 34
  • PCT: .433

9. Los Angeles Angels

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 34
  • PCT: .433

10. New York Mets

No.1 Picks: 5

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 34
  • PCT: .433

11. Washington Nationals

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 34
  • PCT: .433

12. Seattle Mariners

No.1 Picks: 4

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 27
  • Losses: 33
  • PCT: .450

13. Philadelphia Phillies

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 28
  • Losses: 32
  • PCT: .467

14. San Francisco Giants

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 29
  • Losses: 31
  • PCT: .483

15. Milwaukee Brewers

No.1 Picks: 1

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 29
  • Losses: 31
  • PCT: .483

16. Miami Marlins

No.1 Picks: 1

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 31
  • Losses: 29
  • PCT: .517

17. Cincinnati Reds

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 31
  • Losses: 29
  • PCT: .517

18. St. Louis Cardinals

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 30
  • Losses: 28
  • PCT: .517

19. Toronto Blue Jays

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 32
  • Losses: 28
  • PCT: .533

20. New York Yankees

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 33
  • Losses: 27
  • PCT: .550

21. Chicago Cubs

No.1 Picks: 1

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 34
  • Losses: 26
  • PCT: .567

22. Chicago White Sox

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 35
  • Losses: 25
  • PCT: .583

23. Cleveland Indians

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 35
  • Losses: 25
  • PCT: .583

24. Atlanta Braves

No.1 Picks: 2

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 35
  • Losses: 25
  • PCT: .583

25. Oakland Athletics

No.1 Picks: 1

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 36
  • Losses: 24
  • PCT: .600

26. Minnesota Twins

No.1 Picks: 3

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 36
  • Losses: 24
  • PCT: .600

27. San Diego Padres

No.1 Picks: 5

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 37
  • Losses: 23
  • PCT: .617

28. Tampa Bay Rays

No.1 Picks: 4

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 40
  • Losses: 20
  • PCT: .667

29. Los Angeles Dodgers

2020 MLB Record

  • Wins: 43
  • Losses: 17
  • PCT: .717

Top 5 Prospects

Marcelo Mayer

  • Age: 18 (12/12/2002)
  • Bats: Left
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Position: SS
  • School: Eastlake (CA)

Marcelo is considered the top prospect for the Major League Baseball Draft 2021. He is a high-end prep shortstop with a strong, accurate arm with light feet, and he will be a great addition to the team he joins. But one thing is sure, Marcelo might be in most of the teams in the fantasy baseball 2021.

Jordan Lawlar

  • Age: 18 (07/01/2002)
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • Position: SS
  • School: Jesuit Prep (TX)

The 18-year old Prospect Jordan Lawlar will celebrate his 19th birthday before the MLB Drafts. He is also one great Shortstop with huge potential. Jordan Lawlar and Marcelo Mayer are the top prospects and the best picks for the 2021 Draft.

Jack Leiter

  • Age: 21 (04/21/2000)
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Position: RHP
  • School: Vanderbilt

Jack Leiter is a great athlete with a great work ethic, and looking at his potential, he still has a lot of room for refinements. He has been one of the top picks for prospects for a long time.

Henry Davis

  • Age: 21 (09/21/1999)
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Position: C
  • School: Louisville

Davis showed excellent performance in the last season, with an average of .400 and a 2-to-1 walk-to-strikeout rate, making him one of the best prospects in the Draft. Let’s see where Henry Davis ends up in the MLB, but he will show an outstanding performance wherever he finishes.

Kumar Rocker

  • Age: 21 (11/22/1999)
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 255 lbs
  • Position: RHP
  • School: Vanderbilt

Kumar Rocker is another Right Hand Pitcher from Vanderbilt with an impressive collegiate career and one of the best-in-class prospects for the MLB Drafts 2021. Kumar has made a name for himself with an excellent performance in the 2019 Super Regionals.

The 2021 MLB Draft is not far away now; the teams are preparing for the Draft and the 2021 Season as well. Let’s see how the teams will pick, but they will try to bring out the best of the best prospects to their teams.