2018 MLB Draft: Day Three AnalysisProspects
The first few rounds of Day Three (rounds 11-40) are typically much more exciting to follow than the last few rounds of Day Two. Instead of drafting mostly lesser prospects who WILL sign in rounds 7-10 (most often for well below slot value), players chosen in rounds 11-14 are prospects a club HOPES will sign. They are typically higher level prospects from both the high school and college ranks who fell out of the top 10 rounds due to signability and/or medical issues. For many of the prospects who fell, college players especially, their true feelings of wanting to play professional baseball come out. As a result, they have a change of heart and their desired bonus amount falls back to reality. Good area scouts who are in touch with their prospects are then able to relay this information to the draft room. Deals are cut and picks are then made.
Best Drafts Day Three:
As we wrote previously during MLB Draft: Day Two Analysis our staff did not see all of the 202 college prospects selected in rounds 3-10, nor did we see anywhere near the 909 total (junior college and four-year combined) draft picks from colleges in this draft. However, we did see, in-person, over 200 college prospects and nearly 100 more from the high school ranks. You can find full, detailed reports from our partners at Prep Baseball Report. In regards to the best college selections of Day Three, here are the top teams based on our looks.