Dozier highlight local picks in MLB draft day 1

May 21, 2017


Colorado Rockies: Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma Gray, who was Baseball America’s top ranked prospect, went 10 2 with a 1.59 ERA for Oklahoma this season. He struck out 138 batters.

8. Kansas City : , SS, Stephen F. Austin/Denton HS Dozier was the biggest surprise of the first day of the draft. baseball jerseys form china
He was projected by most analysts to be a late first round, early second round pick. Here’s what MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds had to say about him during the telecast: “It’s a surprise if you haven’t seen him play,” Reynolds said. “He reminds me of Troy Tulowitzki. He’s that sort of athlete. This guy is a big time projectable shortstop. I like the pick.”

24. Oakland Athletics: Billy McKinney, OF, Plano West The left handed outfielder was one of the best hitters available in the 2013 draft class. McKinney surged up draft boards during an outstanding senior season in which he batted .372 with a .585 on base percentage. The 24th pick comes with a slot value of nearly $1.9 million. McKinney was the Dallas area’s highest MLB draft pick since 2007, when Irving’s Blake Beavan was selected by the Rangers at No. 17.

31. Atlanta Braves: Jason Hursh, RHP, Oklahoma State/TCA Addison Had 86 strikeouts in 106.1 innings for Oklahoma State this season. He made a strong recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2011.

Competitive Balance Round A 39. Detroit Tigers: , RHP, Texas A pure reliever, Knebel threw 40 innings this season with a .179 batting average against.

63. Oakland Athletics: , LHP, Oklahoma Overton is Oklahoma’s No. 2 behind Jonathan Gray, who was taken with the third overall pick. He’s 9 2 with a 2.91 ERA.

68. Washington Nationals: Jake Johansen, RHP, Dallas Baptist/Allen The Nationals must have seen something they liked from the Allen product. Baseball America ranked Johansen as the 182nd prospect in the draft. The senior right hander was Dallas Baptist’s No. 1 starter.


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