The first round of the MLB draft was pretty much chalk up top, with the first seven picks matching my mock draft. The first 10 selections were dominated by hitters. And the whole first round was dominated by college players and hitters, as it featured just two high school arms, the lowest number in memory.
Here are some thoughts from the first night:
The Orioles picked first overall and took the No. 1 prospect in Adley Rutschman, a no-doubt catcher with plate discipline and power. He could be in the majors by the end of next year, depending on how quickly the Orioles want to move him up. Baltimore then picked first in the second round and landed prep shortstop Gunnar Henderson. No. 41 on my board, Henderson was however seen by many teams as worth a pick in the second half of the first round as a power-hitting infielder likely to move to third base but with questions about his bat speed.