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2019 MLB Draft: Day One Analysis

Prospects

Some observations from the college perspective on Day One of the MLB Draft. For further coverage including high school prospects, see Nathan Rode’s Day 1 Notebook with our partners at Prep Baseball Report. You can also hear the full podcast here:

Conference Breakdown

Heading into the season, the SEC and Pac-12 were considered the top two conferences in terms of having the top teams and the top prospects. Both lived up to their billing with five of the top 32 overall picks coming from the Pac-12 and four from the SEC. However, it was the Big 12 that dominated the early picks with selections Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 11 overall; 1-7 Nick Lodolo (TCU), 1-8 Josh Jung (Texas Tech), 1-9 Shea Langeliers (Baylor) and 1-11 Alek Manoah (West Virginia). …


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