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2021 MLB Draft

The 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place on July 11–13, 2021. In conjunction with the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the draft was held in Denver. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2020 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2020 MLB Draft and for teams who lost qualifying free agents. On March 26, 2020, MLB and the MLBPA reached a deal that included the option to halve the draft to 20 rounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB ultimately opted to shorten the draft to 20 rounds. In total, 612 college and high school players were drafted in the 2021 MLB Draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, who had the worst record of the 2020 season, selected Henry Davis with the first overall pick in the draft. As punishment for their role in the sign stealing scandal, the Houston Astros forfeited both their first- and second-round picks in the draft.

First Round

Pick Player Team Position School
1 Henry Davis Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Louisville
2 Jack Leiter Texas Rangers Pitcher Vanderbilt
3 Jackson Jobe Detroit Tigers Pitcher Heritage Hall School (OK)
4 Marcelo Mayer Boston Red Sox Shortstop Eastlake High School (CA)
5 Colton Cowser Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Sam Houston State
6 Jordan Lawlar Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Jesuit Dallas (TX)
7 Frank Mozzicato Kansas City Royals Pitcher East Catholic High School (CT)
8 Benny Montgomery Colorado Rockies Outfielder Red Land High School (PA)
9 Sam Bachman Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Miami (OH)
10 Kumar Rocker* New York Mets Pitcher Vanderbilt
11 Brady House Washington Nationals Shortstop Winder-Barrow High School (GA)
12 Harry Ford Seattle Mariners Catcher North Cobb High School (GA)
13 Andrew Painter Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Calvary Christian Academy (FL)
14 Will Bednar San Francisco Giants Pitcher Mississippi State
15 Sal Frelick Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Boston College
16 Kahlil Watson Miami Marlins Shortstop Wake Forest High School (NC)
17 Matt McLain Cincinnati Reds Shortstop UCLA
18 Michael McGreevy St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher UC Santa Barbara
19 Gunnar Hoglund Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Ole Miss
20 Trey Sweeney New York Yankees Shortstop Eastern Illinois
21 Jordan Wicks Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kansas State
22 Colson Montgomery Chicago White Sox Shortstop Southridge High School (IN)
23 Gavin Williams Cleveland Indians Pitcher East Carolina
24 Ryan Cusick Atlanta Braves Pitcher Wake Forest
25 Max Muncy Oakland Athletics Shortstop Thousand Oaks High School (CA)
26 Chase Petty Minnesota Twins Pitcher Mainland Regional High School (NJ)
27 Jackson Merrill San Diego Padres Shortstop Severna Park High School (MD)
28 Carson Williams Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop Torrey Pines High School (CA)
29 Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher UMS-Wright Preparatory School (AL)
Compensatory round
Pick Player Team Position School
30 Jay Allen Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 1] Outfielder John Carroll Catholic High School (FL)
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Player Team Position School
31 Joe Mack Miami Marlins Catcher Williamsville East High School (NY)
32 Ty Madden Detroit Tigers Pitcher Texas
33 Tyler Black Milwaukee Brewers Second baseman Wright State
34 Cooper Kinney Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman Baylor School (TN)
35 Matheu Nelson Cincinnati Reds Catcher Florida State
36 Noah Miller Minnesota Twins Shortstop Ozaukee High School (WI)

Second round
Pick Player Team Position School
37 Anthony Solometo Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (NJ)
38 Aaron Zavala Texas Rangers Outfielder Oregon
39 Izaac Pacheco Detroit Tigers Third baseman Friendswood High School (TX)
40 Jud Fabian* Boston Red Sox Outfielder Florida
41 Connor Norby Baltimore Orioles Second baseman East Carolina
42 Ryan Bliss Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Auburn
43 Ben Kudrna Kansas City Royals Pitcher Blue Valley Southwest High School (KS)
44 Jaden Hill Colorado Rockies Pitcher LSU
45 Ky Bush Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Saint Mary’s
46 Calvin Ziegler New York Mets Pitcher TNXL Academy (FL)
47 Daylen Lile Washington Nationals Outfielder Trinity High School (KY)
48 Edwin Arroyo Seattle Mariners Shortstop Arecibo Baseball Academy (PR)
49 Ethan Wilson Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder South Alabama
50 Matt Mikulski San Francisco Giants Pitcher Fordham
51 Russell Smith Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher TCU
52 Cody Morissette Miami Marlins Shortstop Boston College
53 Andrew Abbott Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Virginia
54 Joshua Baez St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Dexter Southfield School (MA)
55 Brendan Beck New York Yankees Pitcher Stanford
56 James Triantos Chicago Cubs Third baseman James Madison High School (VA)
57 Wes Kath Chicago White Sox Third baseman Desert Mountain High School (AZ)
58 Doug Nikhazy Cleveland Indians Pitcher Ole Miss
59 Spencer Schwellenbach Atlanta Braves Pitcher Nebraska
60 Zack Gelof Oakland Athletics Third baseman Virginia
61 Steven Hajjar Minnesota Twins Pitcher Michigan
62 James Wood San Diego Padres Outfielder IMG Academy (FL)
63 Kyle Manzardo Tampa Bay Rays First baseman Washington State
Competitive Balance Round B
Pick Player Team Position School
64 Lonnie White Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Malvern Preparatory School (PA)
65 Reed Trimble Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Southern Miss
66 Peyton Wilson Kansas City Royals Second baseman Alabama
67 Adrian Del Castillo Arizona Diamondbacks Catcher Miami (FL)
68 Joe Rock Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ohio
69 Tommy Mace Cleveland Indians Pitcher Florida
70 Ryan Holgate St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Arizona
71 Robert Gasser San Diego Padres Pitcher Houston

Other notable selections
Round Pick Player Team Position School
3 72 Bubba Chandler Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher North Oconee High School (GA)
3 86 Alex Binelas Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman Louisville
3 77 Jacob Steinmetz Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher ELEV8 Baseball Academy (FL)
3 99 Kevin Kopps San Diego Padres Pitcher Arkansas
4 117 Alex Ulloa* Houston Astros Shortstop Calvary Christian Academy (FL)
4 118 Tanner Allen Miami Marlins Outfielder Mississippi State
4 123 Christian Franklin Chicago Cubs Outfielder Arkansas
4 126 Cal Conley Atlanta Braves Shortstop Texas Tech
4 132 Chayce McDermott Houston Astros[Compensation 2] Pitcher Ball State
6 183 Richard Fitts New York Yankees Pitcher Auburn
8 230 Robby Martin Colorado Rockies Outfielder Florida State

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2021 NBA Draft Grades

We still need to post our MLB Draft recap but for today the goal is to provide a look at the 2021 NBA draft and who we thought had the best draft’s overall what follows is Draft HD’s 2021 NBA Draft Grades.

Atlanta Hawks
Draft Picks: No. 20 – Jalen Johnson, F, Duke; No. 48 – Sharife Cooper, G, Auburn

Grade: B+

Analysis: The Hawks selected Johnson with their first-round pick – a scoring forward out of Duke. Johnson is active on the glass and likes to push the ball in transition with plus-ball handling and passing skills as a forward. He’s a threat in pick-and-rolls because of his ability to score for himself or find an open man if the defense collapses – something that should fare well with elite guard Trae Young. Johnson slipped in the draft because of character concerns. The talent is real but he’s not a polished player and unfulfilled potential is almost a proverb.

Cooper was a steal at No. 48, giving the Hawks a serviceable backup point guard. He’s one of the best passers in the draft and his feel for the game makes him a great floor general. I think he could even potentially be a lower level starter but a solid pick none the less.

Boston Celtics
Draft Picks: No. 45 – Juhann Begarin, G, Paris Basketball (France)

Grade: C

Analysis: The Celtics went with a draft-and-stash player in Begarin, an athletic guard with a 7-foot wingspan, a knack for putting pressure on the rim with a quick first step and great hops.

Brooklyn Nets
Draft Picks: No. 27 – Cameron Thomas, G, LSU; No. 29 – Day’Ron Sharpe, C, North Carolina; No. 44 – Kessler Edwards, F, Pepperdine; No. 49 – Marcus Zegarowski, G, Creighton; No. 59 – RaiQuan Gray, F, Florida State

Grade: B

Analysis: For a team that is looking to contend for championships, it was surprising to see the Nets make five different draft selections. They landed Thomas, who is the second-best pure scorer in this draft class after No. 2 pick Jalen Green, but scoring is far from Brooklyn’s biggest issue. While Thomas gives the Nets’ second unit a shot creator and bucket-getter, it may have been wise to target a versatile defender.

I wish the Nets had addressed their defense more but Thomas could be in the argument for rookie of the year and is possibly a future 6th man of the year. His scoring ability is that explosive.

The aforementioned defensive versatility comes in with second-rounders Edwards and Gray.

Charlotte Hornets
Draft Picks: No. 11 – James Bouknight, G, UConn; No. 19 – Kai Jones, C, Texas; No. 37 – JT Thor, F, Auburn; No. 56 – Scottie Lewis, G, Florida

Grade: B

Analysis: The Hornets had a good draft Bouknight fits the mold of a sold 10 year NBA player. They were the beneficiaries of Bouknight sliding out of the top 10 – a player that was anticipated to go just outside of the top five on most final mock drafts. Then, they reportedly traded a future first-round pick to the New York Knicks for the No. 19 pick, in which they landed an athletic and mobile big man in Jones, filling a much-needed void in the middle. Jones to Charlotte is a good fit, and great value where drafted.

The idea of LaMelo Ball pushing the pace in transition with Bouknight on the wing and Jones running the lane is scary to think about, adding to weapons like Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and PJ Washington.

And before the night even began, they reportedly sent a second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for veteran center Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick. With that selection, they grabbed a lengthy defender in Auburn’s Thor.

It was a productive evening for Charlotte.

Chicago Bulls
Draft Picks: No. 38 – Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois

Grade: A+

Analysis: I am personally a huge fan of Dosunmu’s. He is a pure winner and a floor general that leads by example. He’s a strong playmaker, embraces contact on drives to the rim and plays tough on-ball defense. He was one of the best guards in college basketball last season and he could give Chicago a steadying and experienced presence in its backcourt. I am higher on Dosunmu than most I think he has at least tier 2 star or all star potential.

Cleveland Cavaliers
Draft Picks: No. 3 – Evan Mobley, C, USC

Grade: A

Analysis: The Cavaliers got their guy. Standing pat at pick No. 3, Cleveland adds the best big man in the draft in Mobley. His versatility to be able to play inside or out, and power forward or center, makes the fit work, even if the team elects to match any offers on restricted free agent center Jarrett Allen. Together, Mobley and Allen make one of, if not the, best young frontcourt tandem in the NBA. I personally would be shocked if Mobley isn’t at least a star but he has a superstar level ceiling.

A side note: the Cavaliers also reportedly made a pre-draft trade, sending forward Taurean Prince and a 2022 second-round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for veteran guard Ricky Rubio. It was a subtle but productive draft night for Cleveland.

Dallas Mavericks
Draft Picks: None

Grade: N/A

Analysis: The Mavericks had no picks in this year’s draft.

Denver Nuggets
Draft Picks: No. 26 – Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland, G, VCU

Grade: A

Analysis: The Nuggets went into the draft with one pick and they needed to use that selection to fill a void in their backcourt. They did exactly that with Hyland, who bursted onto the scene following a strong showing at the NBA Combine. He’s a fluid scorer and shot creator who already has step-backs and floaters in his arsenal. He’ll give Denver much-needed guard depth while also providing a necessary scoring punch from the position while Jamal Murray recovers from a torn ACL.

Detroit Pistons
Draft Picks: No. 1 – Cade Cunningham, G, Oklahoma St.; No. 42 – Isaiah Livers, F, Michigan;, No. 52 – Luka Garza, C, Iowa; No. 57 – Balsa Koprivica, C, Florida State

Grade: B+

Analysis: As what was expected since the time the Pistons won the Draft Lottery, Cunningham lands in Detroit. The 6-foot-8 jumbo guard has the most polished skill set of any player in this class. I still worry about his scoring efficiency and his attitude comes across as somewhat unmotivated but on paper he was a no brainer pick. He can play point guard and initiate the offense for budding players like Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart, or play off the ball alongside last year’s lottery pick, Killian Hayes.

The Pistons also had three second-round picks. Livers is a two-way forward with good size and his defensive presence will be welcomed in Detroit. Garza was the most dominant player in college basketball last season, earning every Player of the Year honors. Well worth a flier, he has a relentless work ethic and has even developed some touch on his 3-point shot, but is limited with his speed and lateral movement.

Golden State Warriors
Draft Picks: No. 7 – Jonathan Kuminga, F, G League Ignite; No. 14 – Moses Moody, G, Arkansas

Grade: A+

Analysis: The Warriors cannot be anything short of ecstatic about how things turned out on draft night. Kuminga was once seen as a lock of a top five pick as a 6-foot-8 forward with an NBA-ready body and true two-way star potential. His draft stock dipped following an up-and-down G League season, but it’s undeniable that Kuminga still has one of the highest ceilings in this draft class and he will surely benefit from learning under Golden State’s star trio. Don’t take this as a guarantee Kuminga is a project and I worry about him reach this ceiling but Golden State is a dream location to make it happen.

Moody is an excellent 3 and D player he was great value as their 2nd pick. He shockingly fell to them at No. 14, giving Golden State one of the steals of the draft.

The Warriors added two players that brighten their future beyond this title window, but both prospects can contribute certain things to their win-now timeline.

Houston Rockets
Draft Picks: No. 2 – Jalen Green, G, G League Ignite; No. 16 – Alperen Sengün, C, Besiktas (Turkey); No. 23 – Usman Garuba, F, Real Madrid (Spain); No. 24 – Josh Christopher, G, Arizona State

Grade: A

Analysis: The Rockets needed a player they can build their offense around following the departure of the elite scoring James Harden last season, and they got that in Green. If the 19-year-old reaches his full potential, I truly believe he could lead the NBA in scoring some day. He’ll immediately become the focal point of Houston’s offense. Green has superstar potential and was number two on our draft board for a reason.

The Rockets then reportedly traded two future first-round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 16 pick, selecting Turkish League MVP Sengün to solidify their frontcourt of the future alongside Christian Wood. That’s an expensive price for a No. 16 pick, but I do believe Sengün has a bright future in the NBA and his physicality will complement Wood nicely.

Houston also took the other projected first-round International prospect off the board in Garuba – a high-energy, defensive-minded forward who fits a need on that end of the floor. Garuba has the potential to be a star in the NBA I love his playmaking ability for a big.

Indiana Pacers
Draft Picks: No. 13 – Chris Duarte, F, Oregon; No. 22 – Isaiah Jackson, C, Kentucky

Grade: A-

Analysis: The Pacers didn’t have a draft night that will make headlines, but they quietly added two pieces that will perfectly fit their currently constructed roster. Duarte is as NBA-ready as they come in this class, a 3-and-D wing that will knock down shots and defend at a high level right away. With 3-point shooter Doug McDermott set to hit unrestricted free agency, Duarte gives the Pacers a safety blanket in that role.

Jackson is a raw, rim-running, lob-catching center who has the potential to some day be a solid rim protector. Learning under Myles Turner will be great for his development. I like what Indiana did with these two picks.

LA Clippers
Draft Picks: No. 21 – Keon Johnson, G, Tennessee, No. 33 – Jason Preston, G, Ohio, No. 51 – Brandon Boston Jr., G, Kentucky

Grade: B-

Analysis: At the reported cost of the No. 25 pick and a future second-round pick, the Clippers moved up four slots in a trade with the Knicks to acquire pick No. 21. After leaping forward, LA selected the most athletic player in this draft class in Johnson, who set an NBA Combine record with a 47-inch vertical. Johnson was once receiving top 10 consideration, but his raw offensive skill set needs a lot of fine tuning. However, he can make an immediate contribution to the Clippers with his defensive prowess and ability to score at the rim as a cutter. Johnson could be a solid pro the other picks I don’t expect to be NBA players long term.

Los Angeles Lakers
Draft Picks: None

Grade: B+

Analysis: Prior to the start of the draft, the Lakers reportedly traded the No. 22 pick, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Wizards for nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook and two future second-round picks. Although the Lakers are in desperate need for shooting around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, it’s hard to criticize the addition of a player of Westbrook’s calibre, regardless of how he fits.

Memphis Grizzlies
Draft Picks: No. 10 – Ziaire Williams, F, Stanford; No. 30 – Santi Aldama, F, Loyola

Grade: C+

Analysis: The Grizzlies traded the No. 17 pick and Jonas Valanciunas to the Pelicans for the No. 10 pick, Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe earlier this week. There was a report linking them to Australian guard Giddey, but when he went off the board much earlier than expected at No. 6, it may have shaken up Memphis’ plans.

The Grizzlies took a roll of the dice on Stanford freshman Williams, who was one of my favourite high-risk, high-reward prospects in this class, but No. 10 is early. He was a five-star, top-10 recruit coming out of high school, so the potential is there, but he’s still a raw scorer and needs to bulk up to make an impact defensively.

Williams has star level talent but he’s an unpolished lottery ticket style pick. He’ll be something special or he’ll be out of the league in four years.

Miami Heat
Draft Picks: None

Grade: N/A

Analysis: The Heat had no picks in this year’s draft.

Milwaukee Bucks
Draft Picks: No. 54 – Sandro Mamukelashvilli, F, Seton Hall; No. 60 – Georgios Kalaitzakis, F, Panathinaikos (Greece)

Grade: C

Analysis: After reportedly trading pick No. 31 to the Wizards, the Bucks only had two late second-round picks in this draft. The reigning NBA champions didn’t have much in the area of needs on a night like this, but added a pair of forwards in Mamukelashvili and Kalaitzakis.

Mamukelashvili was co-Big East Player of the Year last season, averaging 12 points and six boards per game. Kalaitzakis is a draft-and-stash prospect from Greece, who led the FIBA Europe U20 Championships in scoring in 2019. The Greek stash was probably a favor to Giannis agent but if it keeps Giannis around long term it’s worth it.

Minnesota Timberwolves
Draft Picks: None

Grade: N/A

Analysis: The Timberwolves had no picks in this year’s draft.

New Orleans Pelicans
Draft Picks: No. 17 – Trey Murphy III, F, Virginia; No. 35 – Herb Jones, F, Alabama

Grade: A

Analysis: The Pelicans did everything they could with the picks they had. In desperate need of defense and shooting, New Orleans got a bit of both with its two picks. Murphy is one of the top 3-and-D prospects in this class and his draft stock skyrocketted following the NBA Combine. He’s a knockdown shooter, which will space the floor for Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, but he’s also a smart cutter, which bodes well for when the defense focuses too much on those two stars. His long arms, IQ and great anticipation make him a sound defender.

And speaking of defense, Jones brings exactly that to the Pelicans. The 6-foot-8 forward took home SEC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors last season, giving New Orleans a high-quality defender that can match up against practically any position. His versatility, intensity and effort on that end of the floor will be key for the Pelicans’ biggest weakness.

New Orleans went 2-for-2 here.

New York Knicks
Draft Picks: No. 25 – Quentin Grimes, G, Houston; No. 34 – Rokas Jokubaitis, G, FC Barcelona (Spain); No. 36 – Miles McBride, G, West Virginia; No. 58 – Jericho Sims, C, Texas

Grade: A

Analysis: It wasn’t the most eventful type of busy for the Knicks, but they did make a handful of moves. They reportedly traded their No. 19 pick to the Hornets for a future first-round pick and also reportedly traded their No. 21 pick to the Clippers for pick No. 25 and a future second-rounder. Grimes fits a need for a scoring guard, as the Houston gunner was one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the country last season.

They also reportedly traded their No. 32 overall pick to the Thunder for picks Nos. 34 and 36, where New York made two solid selections. Jokubaitis has a ton of potential as a draft-and-stash guard developing overseas for FC Barcelona. McBride has polished playmaking skills and plays hard-nosed defense. I had him as a late first-rounder on my mock draft. In the end the Knicks picked up two more assets and added some solid young talent to boot.

Oklahoma City Thunder
Draft Picks: No. 6 – Josh Giddey, G, Adelaide 36ers (Australia); No. 18 – Tre Mann, G, Florida; No. 32 – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Villanova; No. 55 – Aaron Wiggins, G, Maryland

Grade: A

Analysis: The Thunder shocked the NBA world when they selected Giddey with the No. 6 pick. The Australian playmaker gives Oklahoma City a lead ball handler that will pair nicely in a big backcourt with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Giddey’s advanced offensive IQ and court vision gives the Thunder a player that can orchastrate their offence, making sure everyone is getting touches. They also selected a fantastic shot creator in Mann, who uses his shiftiness, burst and quick handle to create separation and get to his spots on the floor. His offensive output will help OKC immediately.

In the second round, the Thunder landed a polished and NBA-ready Villanova product in Robinson-Earl, a switchy forward who can defend, knock down shots and makes winning plays. They also got Wiggins, an explosive and athletic wing out of Maryland, who aggressively attacks the rim on offence while playing in-your-face on-ball defence on the other end.

The reason Oklahoma City ultimately resulted with an A-grade: aside from their selections, they also added two more first-round picks in the reported deal that sent pick No. 16 to the Rockets. This was the first of what will be seven-consecutive drafts where the Thunder will have multiple picks in both rounds, tallying 32 picks over a seven-year span.

Orlando Magic
Draft Picks: No. 5 – Jalen Suggs, G, Gonzaga, No. 8 – Franz Wagner, F, Michigan

Grade: B+

Analysis: The Magic can’t be mad about Suggs falling to them at No. 5, giving the franchise a born winner and leader to build around for the future. Suggs brings a winning culture with him everywhere he goes and a player of that calibre will immediately elevate a locker room, holding the team to a high standard. His fast-paced play should make for a fun offence alongside Cole Anthony, Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac. Add to it that the Magic landed Wagner, a jack-of-all-trades forward with the No. 8 pick, and the team has a number of lengthy, switchy, versatile players, adding to a depth chart with RJ Hampton, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba.

Orlando has something special brewing for the future.

Philadelphia 76ers
Draft Picks: No. 28 – Jaden Springer, G, Tennessee; No. 50 – Filip Petrusev, F, Gonzaga; No. 53 – Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky

Grade: B+

Analysis: The 76ers needed a guard and a big in this draft and they got both of those things. Springer adds another strong perimeter defender off the bench, making a suffocating tandem between he and Matisse Thybulle. If his offensive game develops, Philly will have itself a sixth man-calibre player in Springer.

Petrusev may end up being a draft-and-stash pick, as the Gonzaga forward is already playing overseas in Serbia. Bassey gives the 76ers some depth behind All-Star center Joel Embiid, and he was once a five-star, top-20 high school recruit. He was a two-time C-USA Defensive Player of the Year at Western Kentucky, while also taking home Player of the Year honours this past season as a double-double machine.

Phoenix Suns
Draft Picks: None

Grade: B+

Analysis: The Suns reportedly traded the No. 29 pick and Jevon Carter to the Nets for Landry Shamet prior to the draft. Adding Shamet gives Phoenix an established role player who can fill a reserve guard spot if Cameron Payne leaves in free agency.

Portland Trail Blazers
Draft Picks: No. 43 – Greg Brown, F, Texas

Grade: B

Analysis: The Trail Blazers reportedly acquired the No. 43 pick from the Pelicans, but it has not been announced what they sent out for it. Regardless, they get a freakishly athletic forward in Brown, who will bring energy, defense and a leaping lob threat to Portland’s depth chart.

Sacramento Kings
Draft Picks: No. 9 – Davion Mitchell, G, Baylor; No. 39 – Neemias Queta, C, Utah State

Grade: A

Analysis: The grade doesn’t go against Mitchell as a prospect, but against the Kings for neglecting to fill a need with their top-10 pick. With De’Aaron Fox capable of sliding to the two and Haliburton capable of being a great 6th man. Mitchell who Ii think has star potential becomes Sacramento’s PG of the future. He’s a winner, he might be the best on-ball defender in this class and his intensity is contagious – something Sacramento’s culture could certainly use. Sacramento has a log jam at guard and it makes me think Buddy Hield’s days are numbered in Sacramento. The Kings do still need to add some size.

They did snag a monster center in Queta in the second round, though. Queta is 7-feet tall, 248 pounds with a 7-foot-4 wingspan and averaged 3.3 blocks per game at Utah State last season.

San Antonio Spurs
Draft Picks: No. 12 – Joshua Primo, G, Alabama; No. 41 – Joe Wieskamp, F, Iowa

Grade: B

Analysis: The Spurs went way out of their way to select Canadian 18-year-old Primo, a 6-foot-5 guard with solid shot creation skills and a knockdown perimeter jumper. Primo is the youngest player in this draft class and his high upside has to explain why San Antonio used its lottery pick on him as opposed to trading back. That being said, the Spurs appear to be entering a rebuilding stage and their renowned player development system could be perfect to mould a prospect like Primo and help him reach his full potential.

Toronto Raptors
Draft Picks: No. 4 – Scottie Barnes, F, Florida State; No. 46 – Dalano Banton, G, Nebraska; No. 47 – David Johnson, G, Louisville

Grade: A+

Analysis: The Raptors were responsible for the first big shock of the draft, taking Barnes over Suggs with the No. 4 pick. While I personally loved what seemed to be an inevitable match between Suggs and Toronto, I still think Barnes will thrive in the Raptors’ organization. At 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-2 wingspan, Barnes has the body of a forward but plays like a point guard. He is Draymond Green-esque in that sense, and he brings the intensity on the defensive end, too. He can be a lead playmaker on offence and head coach Nick Nurse will have a field day with his defensive versatility. Barnes is a vocal leader and his attitude and work ethic makes him a strong culture fit. I see Barnes having a Kawhi Leonard type ceiling and absolutely love this pick he was number 1 on my draft board.

With Pascal Siakam set to miss the start of the season following offseason shoulder surgery, Barnes can fill his role seamlessly in the starting lineup from Day 1.

In the second round, the Raptors took a couple development project in Canadian Dalano Banton (Toronto, ON), an intriguing prospect as a 6-foot-9 playmaking point guard

Utah Jazz
Draft Picks: No. 40 – Jared Butler, G, Baylor

Grade: A

Analysis: The Jazz reportedly traded the No. 30 overall pick to the Grizzlies for the No. 40 overall pick and two future second rounders. They landed Butler, who, if not for entering the NBA’s “Fitness-to-Play” panel due to a medical condition prior to the Combine, may have flirted with being a lottery pick. Butler was rewarded as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament during Baylor’s run to a National Championship last season, playing a lead guard role, initiating offence while still scoring the rock.

The fact that Utah was able to add two future second-round picks while selecting the player they likely would have taken at No. 30 anyway tells you all you need to know about their draft grade.

Washington Wizards
Draft Picks: No. 15 – Corey Kispert, F, Gonzaga; No. 31 – Isaiah Todd, F, G League Ignite

Grade: B

Analysis: The Wizards traded Russell Westbrook to the Lakers for Kuzma, Harrell and Caldwell-Pope to kick off draft night, likely altering their draft plans in the process. But shooting should have been at the top of Washington’s priority list regardless of the Westbrook trade, and they added the best marksmen in this class in Kispert. The Gonzaga senior will be ready to come in and knock down shots right away, spacing the floor for Bradley Beal to operate.

I also like the flier they took on Ignite forward Todd, who flashed some raw offensive skills in his one G League season while continuing to show the impact he can make defensively and on the glass.

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2024 NFL Mock Draft

This is a speculative forward looking projection of the 2024 NFL Draft as we move closer specifics should become more clear. This 2024 NFL Mock Draft will be revised as we move closer to a more clear draft picture.

1 Atlanta Falcons Jack Swayer DE 6’5″ 220 Ohio State
2 Detroit Lions Caleb Williams QB 6’1″ 210 Oklahoma
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Grimes CB 6’0″ 180 North Carolina
4 Miami Dolphins JC Latham OT 6’6″ 305 Alabama
5 Denver Broncos Tommy Brockermeyer OT 6’6″ 283 Alabama
6 Indianapolis Colts Leonard Taylor DT 6’4″ 255 Undecided
7 Jacksonville Jaguars J.T. Tuimoloau DE 6’5″ 277 Undecided
8 Chicago Bears Tristan Leigh OT 6’5″ 270 Undecided
9 New York Jets Dallas Turner DE 6’4″ 235 Alabama
10 Los Angeles Chargers Drake Maye QB 6’5″ 210 North Carolina
11 Carolina Panthers Xavian Sorey LB 6’3″ 214 Undecided
12 Cincinnati Bengals Korey Foreman DE 6’4″ 265 Undecided
13 Philadelphia Eagles Amarius Mims OT 6’7″ 315 Undecided
14 Las Vegas Raiders Nolan Rucci OT 6’8″ 295 Undecided
15 Washington Demeioun Robinson DE 6’3″ 220 Maryland

Pick Team Player Pos HT WT College
16 Arizona Cardinals Wyatt Milum OT 6’6″ 273 West Virginia
17 Cleveland Browns Dylan Brooks DE 6’5″ 240 Tennessee
18 Green Bay Packers Jordan Hancock CB 6’1″ 170 Clemson
19 New York Giants Troy Franklin WR 6’2″ 170 Oregon
20 Los Angeles Rams Donovan Jackson OG 6’4″ 308 Ohio State
21 Dallas Cowboys Chris Braswell DE 6’3″ 220 Alabama
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Terrance Lewis LB 6’1″ 200 Tennessee
23 Tennessee Titans Michael Mayer TE 6’4″ 232 Notre Dame
24 Minnesota Vikings Arian Smith WR 6’1″ 170 Georgia
25 Buffalo Bills Curtis Jacobs LB 6’2″ 220 Penn State
26 Kansas City Chiefs Ga’Quincy McKinstry CB 6’0″ 172 Undecided
27 Houston Texans Jacorey Brooks WR 6’3″ 185 Alabama
28 Seattle Seahawks Alfred Collins DE 6’5″ 284 Texas
29 New England Patriots Nyland Green CB 6’2″ 183 Undecided
30 New Orleans Saints Tosh Baker OT 6’7″ 271 Notre Dame
31 Baltimore Ravens Smael Mondon LB 6’3″ 220 Undecided
32 San Francisco 49ers Walker Parks OT 6’5″ 275 Clemson

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2024 NHL Mock Draft

What follows is a speculative top 15 for the 2024 NHL Draft. Updates to come as the draft picture becomes more clear.


2024 NHL Mock Draft
1 – Aron Kiviharju TPS (Liiga)
2 – Karl Sterner Draft Pick ForfeitedGrastorps IK J18 (SWE)
3 – Berkly Catton Saskatoon (AA)
4 – Brayden Dube Parkland Rangers (AAA)
5 – Johannes Sideback Koping U16 (SWE)
6 – Elias Knoester Malmo Redhawks U16 (SWE)
7 – Jakub Chromiak HK Dukla Trencin U16 (SVK)
8 – Elliot Sigrell Varmdo HC J18 (SWE)
9 – Carson Wetsch West Van Academy (CSSBVHL)
10 – Simon Zether Rogle BK U16 (SWE)
11 – Tobias Ohman Wings HC J18 (SWE)

12 – Christian Humphreys Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (AAA)

13 – Cole Eiserman Shattuck St. Mary’s (AAA)
14 – Izayah Luddington Markham Waxers U16 (AAA)
15 – Macklin Celebrini San Jose JR. Sharks (AAA)

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2020 MLB Draft

The 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place on June 10 and 11, 2020. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2019 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2019 MLB draft and for teams who lost qualifying free agents. On March 26, 2020, MLB and the MLBPA reached a deal that included the option to shorten the draft to five rounds, and also shorten the 2021 draft to 20 rounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a plan to allow teams to sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for $20,000 each, MLB ultimately opted to shorten the 2020 draft to five rounds. What follows is a full 2020 MLB Draft

The draft was originally planned to be hosted live for the first time in Omaha, Nebraska, to accompany the since-cancelled 2020 College World Series. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the draft was instead held remotely from MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. With sponsorship from T-Mobile, the event was officially the 2020 MLB Draft Presented by T-Mobile, with ESPN providing live coverage for the first time since 2008, alongside MLB Network. The following

As punishment for their role in the sign stealing scandal, the Houston Astros forfeited their first- and second-round picks in the draft. The Boston Red Sox also forfeited their second-round pick in the draft as punishment for their own sign-stealing violations.

On September 18, 2020, the Chicago White Sox promoted Garrett Crochet to the major leagues, becoming the first MLB player in six years to reach the big leagues in the same year in which he was drafted.

First round
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers Third baseman Arizona State
2 Heston Kjerstad Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Arkansas
3 Max Meyer Miami Marlins Pitcher Minnesota
4 Asa Lacy Kansas City Royals Pitcher Texas A&M
5 Austin Martin Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Vanderbilt
6 Emerson Hancock Seattle Mariners Pitcher Georgia
7 Nick Gonzales Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop New Mexico State
8 Robert Hassell San Diego Padres Outfielder Independence High School (TN)
9 Zac Veen Colorado Rockies Outfielder Spruce Creek High School (FL)
10 Reid Detmers Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Louisville
11 Garrett Crochet Chicago White Sox Pitcher Tennessee
12 Austin Hendrick Cincinnati Reds Outfielder West Allegheny Senior High School (PA)
13 Patrick Bailey San Francisco Giants Catcher NC State
14 Justin Foscue Texas Rangers Second baseman Mississippi State
15 Mick Abel Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Jesuit High School (OR)
16 Ed Howard Chicago Cubs Shortstop Mount Carmel High School (IL)
17 Nick Yorke Boston Red Sox Second baseman Archbishop Mitty High School (CA)
18 Bryce Jarvis Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Duke
19 Pete Crow-Armstrong New York Mets Outfielder Harvard-Westlake School (CA)
20 Garrett Mitchell Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder UCLA
21 Jordan Walker St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Decatur High School (GA)
22 Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals Pitcher Oklahoma
23 Carson Tucker Cleveland Indians Shortstop Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)
24 Nick Bitsko Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Central Bucks High School East (PA)
25 Jared Shuster Atlanta Braves Pitcher Wake Forest
26 Tyler Soderstrom Oakland Athletics Catcher Turlock High School (CA)
27 Aaron Sabato Minnesota Twins First baseman North Carolina
28 Austin Wells New York Yankees Catcher Arizona
29 Bobby Miller Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Louisville
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Player Team Position School
30 Jordan Westburg Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Mississippi State
31 Carmen Mlodzinski Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher South Carolina
32 Nick Loftin Kansas City Royals Shortstop Baylor
33 Slade Cecconi Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Miami
34 Justin Lange San Diego Padres Pitcher Llano High School (TX)
35 Drew Romo Colorado Rockies Catcher The Woodlands High School (TX)
36 Tanner Burns Cleveland Indians Pitcher Auburn
37 Alika Williams Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop Arizona State

Second round
Pick Player Team Position School
38 Dillon Dingler Detroit Tigers Catcher Ohio State
39 Hudson Haskin Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Tulane
40 Dax Fulton Miami Marlins Pitcher Mustang High School (OK)
41 Ben Hernandez Kansas City Royals Pitcher De La Salle Institute (IL)
42 CJ Van Eyk Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Florida State
43 Zach DeLoach Seattle Mariners Outfielder Texas A&M
44 Jared Jones Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher La Mirada High School (CA)
45 Owen Caissie San Diego Padres Outfielder Notre Dame Secondary School (ON)
46 Chris McMahon Colorado Rockies Pitcher Miami
47 Jared Kelley Chicago White Sox Pitcher Refugio High School (TX)
48 Christian Roa Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Texas A&M
49 Casey Schmitt San Francisco Giants Third baseman San Diego State
50 Evan Carter Texas Rangers Outfielder Elizabethton High School (TN)
51 Burl Carraway Chicago Cubs Pitcher Dallas Baptist
52 J. T. Ginn New York Mets Pitcher Mississippi State
53 Freddy Zamora Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Miami
54 Masyn Winn St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop/Pitcher Kingwood High School (TX)
55 Cole Henry Washington Nationals Pitcher LSU
56 Logan Allen Cleveland Indians Pitcher Florida International
57 Ian Seymour Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Virginia Tech
58 Jeff Criswell Oakland Athletics Pitcher Michigan
59 Alerick Soularie Minnesota Twins Outfielder Tennessee
60 Landon Knack Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher East Tennessee State
Competitive Balance Round B
Pick Player Team Position School
61 Kyle Nicolas Miami Marlins Pitcher Ball State
62 Daniel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Outfielder LSU
63 Tink Hence St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Watson Chapel High School (AR)
64 Connor Phillips Seattle Mariners[Trades 2] Pitcher McLennan Community College
65 Jackson Miller Cincinnati Reds Catcher J. W. Mitchell High School (FL)
66 Clayton Beeter Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Texas Tech
Compensatory round
Pick Player Team Position School
67 Nick Swiney San Francisco Giants[Compensation 1] Pitcher NC State
68 Jimmy Glowenke San Francisco Giants[Compensation 2] Shortstop Dallas Baptist
69 Isaiah Greene New York Mets[Compensation 3] Outfielder Corona High School (CA)
70 Alec Burleson St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 4] Outfielder East Carolina
71 Sammy Infante Washington Nationals[Compensation 5] Shortstop Monsignor Edward Pace High School (FL)
72 Alex Santos Houston Astros[Compensation 6] Pitcher Mount Saint Michael Academy (NY)

Third round
Pick Player Team Position School
73 Trei Cruz Detroit Tigers Shortstop Rice
74 Anthony Servideo Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Ole Miss
75 Zach McCambley Miami Marlins Pitcher Coastal Carolina
76 Tyler Gentry Kansas City Royals Outfielder Alabama
77 Trent Palmer Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Jacksonville
78 Kaden Polcovich Seattle Mariners Second baseman Oklahoma State
79 Nick Garcia Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Chapman
80 Cole Wilcox San Diego Padres Pitcher Georgia
81 Sam Weatherly Colorado Rockies Pitcher Clemson
82 David Calabrese Los Angeles Angels Outfielder St. Elizabeth Catholic High School (ON)
83 Adisyn Coffey Chicago White Sox Pitcher Wabash Valley
84 Bryce Bonnin Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Texas Tech
85 Kyle Harrison San Francisco Giants Pitcher De La Salle High School (CA)
86 Tekoah Roby Texas Rangers Pitcher Pine Forest High School (FL)
87 Casey Martin Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop Arkansas
88 Jordan Nwogu Chicago Cubs Outfielder Michigan
89 Blaze Jordan Boston Red Sox Third baseman DeSoto Central High School (MS)
90 Liam Norris Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Green Hope High School (NC)
91 Anthony Walters New York Mets Shortstop San Diego State
92 Zavier Warren Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Central Michigan
93 Levi Prater St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Oklahoma
94 Holden Powell Washington Nationals Pitcher UCLA
95 Petey Halpin Cleveland Indians Outfielder Mira Costa High School (CA)
96 Hunter Barnhart Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher St. Joseph High School (CA)
97 Jesse Franklin Atlanta Braves Outfielder Michigan
98 Michael Guldberg Oakland Athletics Outfielder Georgia Tech
99 Trevor Hauver New York Yankees Second baseman Arizona State
100 Jake Vogel Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Huntington Beach High School (CA)
101 Tyler Brown Houston Astros Pitcher Vanderbilt

Fourth round
Pick Player Team Position School
102 Gage Workman Detroit Tigers Third baseman Arizona State
103 Coby Mayo Baltimore Orioles Third baseman Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
104 Jake Eder Miami Marlins Pitcher Vanderbilt
105 Christian Chamberlain Kansas City Royals Pitcher Oregon State
106 Nick Frasso Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Loyola Marymount
107 Tyler Keenan Seattle Mariners Third baseman Ole Miss
108 Jack Hartman Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Appalachian State
109 Levi Thomas San Diego Padres Pitcher Troy
110 Case Williams Colorado Rockies Pitcher Douglas County High School (CO)
111 Werner Blakely Los Angeles Angels Shortstop Detroit Edison High School (MI)
112 Kade Mechals Chicago White Sox Pitcher Grand Canyon
113 Mac Wainwright Cincinnati Reds Outfielder St. Edward High School (OH)
114 R. J. Dabovich San Francisco Giants Pitcher Arizona State
115 Dylan MacLean Texas Rangers Pitcher Central Catholic High School (OR)
116 Carson Ragsdale Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher South Florida
117 Luke Little Chicago Cubs Pitcher San Jacinto College North
118 Jeremy Wu-Yelland Boston Red Sox Pitcher Hawaii
119 A. J. Vukovich Arizona Diamondbacks Third baseman East Troy High School (WI)
120 Matthew Dyer New York Mets Catcher Arizona
121 Joey Wiemer Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Cincinnati
122 Ian Bedell St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Missouri
123 Brady Lindsly Washington Nationals Catcher Oklahoma
124 Milan Tolentino Cleveland Indians Shortstop Santa Margarita High School (CA)
125 Tanner Murray Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop UC Davis
126 Spencer Strider Atlanta Braves Pitcher Clemson
127 Dane Acker Oakland Athletics Pitcher Oklahoma
128 Marco Raya Minnesota Twins Pitcher United South High School (TX)
129 Beck Way New York Yankees Pitcher Northwest Florida State
130 Carson Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher Virginia Tech
131 Zach Daniels Houston Astros Outfielder Tennessee

Fifth round
Pick Player Team Position School
132 Colt Keith Detroit Tigers Third baseman Biloxi High School (MS)
133 Carter Baumler Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Dowling Catholic High School (IA)
134 Kyle Hurt Miami Marlins Pitcher USC
135 Will Klein Kansas City Royals Pitcher Eastern Illinois
136 Zach Britton Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Louisville
137 Taylor Dollard Seattle Mariners Pitcher Cal Poly
138 Logan Hofmann Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Northwestern State
139 Jagger Haynes San Diego Padres Pitcher West Columbus High School (NC)
140 Jack Blomgren Colorado Rockies Shortstop Michigan
141 Adam Seminaris Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Long Beach State
142 Bailey Horn Chicago White Sox Pitcher Auburn
143 Joe Boyle Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Notre Dame
144 Ryan Murphy San Francisco Giants Pitcher Le Moyne
145 Thomas Saggese Texas Rangers Shortstop Carlsbad High School (CA)
146 Baron Radcliff Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Georgia Tech
147 Koen Moreno Chicago Cubs Pitcher Panther Creek High School (NC)
148 Shane Drohan Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida State
149 Brandon Pfaadt Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Bellarmine
150 Eric Orze New York Mets Pitcher New Orleans
151 Hayden Cantrelle Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Louisiana
152 LJ Jones St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Long Beach State
153 Mitchell Parker Washington Nationals Pitcher San Jacinto College North
154 Mason Hickman Cleveland Indians Pitcher Vanderbilt
155 Jeff Hakanson Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Central Florida
156 Bryce Elder Atlanta Braves Pitcher Texas
157 Stevie Emanuels Oakland Athletics Pitcher Washington
158 Kala’i Rosario Minnesota Twins Outfielder Waiakea High School (HI)
159 Gavin Stone Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Central Arkansas
160 Shay Whitcomb Houston Astros Shortstop UC San Diego

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2019 MLB Draft

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 3 to 5, 2019. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2018 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2018 MLB Draft and for teams that lost qualifying free agents. This page will serve as a reference for the 2019 MLB Draft.

The first 41 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 3, and the second round was streamed on directly following the first round. The remainder of the draft was streamed online from June 4 to 5.

Pick Player Team Position School
1 Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles Catcher Oregon State
2 Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals Shortstop Colleyville Heritage High School (TX)
3 Andrew Vaughn Chicago White Sox First baseman California
4 J. J. Bleday Miami Marlins Outfielder Vanderbilt
5 Riley Greene Detroit Tigers Outfielder Hagerty High School (FL)
6 C. J. Abrams San Diego Padres Shortstop Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (GA)
7 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds Pitcher TCU
8 Josh Jung Texas Rangers Third baseman Texas Tech
9 Shea Langeliers Atlanta Braves[Compensation 1] Catcher Baylor
10 Hunter Bishop San Francisco Giants Outfielder Arizona State
11 Alek Manoah Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher West Virginia
12 Brett Baty New York Mets Third baseman Lake Travis High School (TX)
13 Keoni Cavaco Minnesota Twins Third baseman Eastlake High School (CA)
14 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop UNLV
15 Will Wilson Los Angeles Angels Shortstop NC State
16 Corbin Carroll Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Lakeside School (WA)
17 Jackson Rutledge Washington Nationals Pitcher San Jacinto College
18 Quinn Priester Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Cary-Grove High School (IL)
19 Zack Thompson St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Kentucky
20 George Kirby Seattle Mariners Pitcher Elon
21 Braden Shewmake Atlanta Braves Shortstop Texas A&M
22 Greg Jones Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop UNC Wilmington
23 Michael Toglia Colorado Rockies First baseman UCLA
24 Daniel Espino Cleveland Indians Pitcher Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
25 Kody Hoese Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman Tulane
26 Blake Walston Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2] Pitcher New Hanover High School (NC)
27 Ryan Jensen Chicago Cubs Pitcher Fresno State
28 Ethan Small Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Mississippi State
29 Logan Davidson Oakland Athletics Shortstop Clemson
30 Anthony Volpe New York Yankees Shortstop Delbarton School (NJ)
31 Michael Busch Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 3] Second baseman North Carolina
32 Korey Lee Houston Astros Catcher California
Compensatory Round
Pick Player Team Position School
33 Brennan Malone Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 4] Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
34 Drey Jameson Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 5] Pitcher Ball State
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Player Team Position School
35 Kameron Misner Miami Marlins Outfielder Missouri
36 J.J. Goss Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Cypress Ranch High School (TX)
37 Sammy Siani Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 6] Outfielder William Penn Charter School (PA)
38 T. J. Sikkema New York Yankees[Trades 1] Pitcher Missouri
39 Matt Wallner Minnesota Twins Outfielder Southern Mississippi
40 Seth Johnson Tampa Bay Rays[Trades 2] Pitcher Campbell
41 Davis Wendzel Texas Rangers[Trades 3] Third baseman Baylor
Other notable selections
Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 51 Logan Wyatt San Francisco Giants First baseman Louisville
2 56 Ryne Nelson Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Oregon
2 62 Aaron Schunk Colorado Rockies Third baseman Georgia
2 64 Chase Strumpf Chicago Cubs Second baseman UCLA
2 68 Grae Kessinger Houston Astros Shortstop Ole Miss
2 74 Tommy Henry Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Michigan
3 79 Zach Watson Baltimore Orioles Outfielder LSU
3 89 Matthew Allan New York Mets Pitcher Seminole High School (FL)
3 94 Drew Mendoza Washington Nationals Third baseman Florida State
4 118 Jake Mangum New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
4 128 Graeme Stinson Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Duke
5 149 Will Holland Minnesota Twins Shortstop Auburn
5 153 Tyler Dyson Washington Nationals Pitcher Florida
9 262 Austin Bergner Detroit Tigers Pitcher North Carolina
31 947 Feleipe Franks Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida

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2018 MLB Draft

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 4, 2018. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first 43 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 4. The remainder of the draft was streamed on on June 5 and 6. This page will serve as a reference for the top players taken in the 2018 MLB Draft.

On September 9, 2019, the Chicago Cubs promoted Nico Hoerner to the big leagues, making him the first player to reach the MLB in this draft.

First Round
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Casey Mize Detroit Tigers Pitcher Auburn
2 Joey Bart San Francisco Giants Catcher Georgia Tech
3 Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman Wichita State
4 Nick Madrigal Chicago White Sox Shortstop Oregon State
5 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Florida
6 Jarred Kelenic New York Mets Outfielder Waukesha West High School (WI)
7 Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres Pitcher Loretto High School (TN)
8 Carter Stewart* Atlanta Braves Pitcher Eau Gallie High School (FL)
9 Kyler Murray Oakland Athletics Outfielder Oklahoma
10 Travis Swaggerty Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder South Alabama
11 Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Central Heights High School (TX)
12 Jordan Groshans Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Magnolia High School (TX)
13 Connor Scott Miami Marlins Outfielder Plant High School (FL)
14 Logan Gilbert Seattle Mariners Pitcher Stetson
15 Cole Winn Texas Rangers Pitcher Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
16 Matthew Liberatore Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Mountain Ridge High School (AZ)
17 Jordyn Adams Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Green Hope High School (NC)
18 Brady Singer Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida
19 Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Sandra Day O’Connor High School (AZ)
20 Trevor Larnach Minnesota Twins Outfielder Oregon State
21 Brice Turang Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Santiago High School (CA)
22 Ryan Rolison Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ole Miss
23 Anthony Seigler New York Yankees Catcher Cartersville High School (GA)
24 Nico Hoerner Chicago Cubs Shortstop Stanford
25 Matt McLain* Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Beckman High School (CA)
26 Triston Casas Boston Red Sox Infielder American Heritage School (FL)
27 Mason Denaburg Washington Nationals Pitcher Merritt Island High School (FL)
28 Seth Beer Houston Astros Outfielder Clemson
29 Noah Naylor Cleveland Indians Catcher St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)
30 J. T. Ginn* Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Brandon High School (MS)
Compensatory Round
Pick Player Team Position School
31 Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 1] Pitcher South Florida
32 Nick Schnell Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 2] Outfielder Roncalli High School (IN)
33 Jackson Kowar Kansas City Royals[Compensation 3] Pitcher Florida
34 Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals[Compensation 4] Pitcher Virginia
35 Ethan Hankins Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Pitcher Forsyth Central High School (GA)
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Player Team Position School
36 Gunnar Hoglund* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Fivay High School (FL)
37 Cadyn Grenier Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Oregon State
38 Xavier Edwards San Diego Padres Shortstop North Broward Preparatory School (FL)
39 Jake McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Virginia
40 Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals Pitcher Stanford
41 Lenny Torres Cleveland Indians Pitcher Beacon High School (NY)
42 Grant Lavigne Colorado Rockies First baseman Bedford High School (NH)
43 Griffin Roberts St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Wake Forest

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 44 Parker Meadows Detroit Tigers Outfielder Grayson High School (GA)
2 45 Sean Hjelle San Francisco Giants Pitcher Kentucky
2 46 Steele Walker Chicago White Sox Outfielder Oklahoma
2 48 Simeon Woods Richardson New York Mets Pitcher Kempner High School (TX)
2 52 Griffin Conine Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Duke
2 56 Tyler Frank Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman FAU
2 59 Ryan Jeffers Minnesota Twins Catcher UNC Wilmington
2 62 Brennen Davis Chicago Cubs Outfielder Basha High School (AZ)
2 63 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Mount Carmel High School (IL)
2 65 Tim Cate Washington Nationals Pitcher Connecticut
2 67 Nick Sandlin Cleveland Indians Pitcher Southern Miss
B 70 Jeremy Eierman Oakland Athletics Shortstop Missouri State
B 71 Tanner Dodson Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder California
B 72 Josiah Gray Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Le Moyne College
2C 75 Luken Baker St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 6] First baseman Texas Christian
3 79 Kody Clemens Detroit Tigers Second baseman Texas
3 81 Konnor Pilkington Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mississippi State
3 82 Bren Spillane Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Illinois
3 84 Owen Miller San Diego Padres Shortstop Ilinois State
3 87 Blaine Knight Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Arkansas
3 88 Adam Kloffenstein Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Magnolia High School (TX)
3 89 Tristan Pompey Miami Marlins Outfielder Kentucky
3 94 Kyle Isbel Kansas City Royals Center fielder UNLV
3 100 Durbin Feltman Boston Red Sox Pitcher TCU
4 107 Colton Eastman Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Cal State Fullerton
4 112 Tristan Beck Atlanta Braves Pitcher Stanford
4 123 Steven Gingery St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Texas Tech
4 125 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Crowder College
4 132 Alex McKenna Houston Astros Outfielder Cal Poly
5 138 Jonathan Stiever Chicago White Sox Pitcher Indiana
6 168 Codi Heuer Chicago White Sox Pitcher Wichita State
6 185 Drew Rasmussen Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Oregon State
8 233 J. J. Schwarz Oakland Athletics Catcher Florida
8 238 Joey Gerber Seattle Mariners Pitcher Illinois
9 255 Tarik Skubal Detroit Tigers Pitcher Seattle
12 370 Chase Shugart Boston Red Sox Pitcher Texas
32 950 Jake Mangum* New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
32 969 Austin Bergner* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher North Carolina
37 1121 Cole Wilcox* Washington Nationals Pitcher Heritage High School (GA)
38 1146 Kumar Rocker* Colorado Rockies Pitcher North Oconee High School (GA)
39 1169 Shea Patterson Texas Rangers Third baseman Michigan
40 1210 Zach Watson* Boston Red Sox Outfielder LSU

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2021 NBA Draft

The 2021 NBA Draft is in our rear view. We still have draft grades piece coming but here we will recap all of the picks from the 2021 NBA Draft.

1 1 Cade Cunningham PG United States Detroit Pistons Oklahoma State (Fr.)
1 2 Jalen Green SG United States Houston Rockets G League Ignite (G League)
1 3 Evan Mobley C/PF United States Cleveland Cavaliers USC (Fr.)
1 4 Scottie Barnes PF United States Toronto Raptors Florida State (Fr.)
1 5 Jalen Suggs PG/SG United States Orlando Magic Gonzaga (Fr.)
1 6 Josh Giddey PG Australia Oklahoma City Thunder Adelaide 36ers (Australia)
1 7 Jonathan Kuminga SF DR Congo Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)[A] G League Ignite (G League)
1 8 Franz Wagner SF Germany Orlando Magic (from Chicago)[B] Michigan (So.)
1 9 Davion Mitchell PG United States Sacramento Kings Baylor (Jr.)
1 10 Ziaire Williams SF United States New Orleans Pelicans
(rights traded to Memphis) Stanford (Fr.)
1 11 James Bouknight SG United States Charlotte Hornets UConn (So.)
1 12 Joshua Primo SG Canada San Antonio Spurs Alabama (Fr.)
1 13 Chris Duarte SG Dominican Republic Indiana Pacers Oregon (Sr.)
1 14 Moses Moody SG United States Golden State Warriors Arkansas (Fr.)
1 15 Corey Kispert SF United States Washington Wizards Gonzaga (Sr.)
1 16 Alperen Şengün C Turkey Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)[C]
(rights traded to Houston)[a] Beşiktaş (Turkey)
1 17 Trey Murphy III SF United States Memphis Grizzlies
(rights traded to New Orleans) Virginia (Jr.)
1 18 Tre Mann PG United States Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami via Phoenix to Philadelphia to LA Clippers)[D][E][F] Florida (So.)
1 19 Kai Jones C Bahamas New York Knicks
(rights traded to Charlotte)[b] Texas (So.)
1 20 Jalen Johnson SF United States Atlanta Hawks Duke (Fr.)
1 21 Keon Johnson SG United States New York Knicks (from Dallas)[G]
(rights traded to LA Clippers)[c] Tennessee (Fr.)
1 22 Isaiah Jackson C/PF United States Los Angeles Lakers
(rights traded to Indiana via Washington) Kentucky (Fr.)
1 23 Usman Garuba PF/C Spain Houston Rockets (from Portland)[H] Real Madrid (Spain)
1 24 Josh Christopher SG United States Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)[I] Arizona State (Fr.)
1 25 Quentin Grimes SG United States Los Angeles Clippers
(rights traded to New York)[c] Houston (Jr.)
1 26 Nah’Shon Hyland SG/PG United States Denver Nuggets VCU (So.)
1 27 Cameron Thomas SG United States Brooklyn Nets LSU (Fr.)
1 28 Jaden Springer SG United States Philadelphia 76ers Tennessee (Fr.)
1 29 Day’Ron Sharpe C United States Phoenix Suns
(rights traded to Brooklyn) North Carolina (Fr.)
1 30 Santi Aldama PF/C Spain Utah Jazz
(rights traded to Memphis) Loyola (MD) (So.)

2nd Round
2 31 Isaiah Todd PF United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston)[I]
(rights traded to Washington via Indiana)[d] G League Ignite (G League)
2 32 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF United States New York Knicks (from Detroit via Philadelphia to LA Clippers)[J][E][K]
(rights traded to Oklahoma City)[e] Villanova (So.)
2 33 Jason Preston PG United States Orlando Magic
(rights traded to LA Clippers)[f] Ohio (Jr.)
2 34 Rokas Jokubaitis PG Lithuania Oklahoma City Thunder
(rights traded to New York)[e] Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2 35 Herbert Jones SF United States New Orleans Pelicans (from Cleveland via Atlanta)[L] Alabama (Sr.)
2 36 Miles McBride PG United States Oklahoma City Thunder (from Minnesota via Golden State)[A][M]
(rights traded to New York)[e] West Virginia (So.)
2 37 JT Thor PF United States Detroit Pistons (from Toronto via Brooklyn)[N]
(rights traded to Charlotte) Auburn (Fr.)
2 38 Ayo Dosunmu PG United States Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)[O] Illinois (Jr.)
2 39 Neemias Queta C Portugal Sacramento Kings Utah State (Jr.)
2 40 Jared Butler SG United States New Orleans Pelicans (from Chicago)[O]
(rights traded to Utah via Memphis) Baylor (Jr.)
2 41 Joe Wieskamp SF United States San Antonio Spurs Iowa (Jr.)
2 42 Isaiah Livers SF United States Detroit Pistons (from Charlotte via New York)[P] Michigan (Sr.)
2 43 Greg Brown PF United States New Orleans Pelicans (from Washington via Utah to Cleveland to Milwaukee)[Q][R][S]
(rights traded to Portland)[g] Texas (Fr.)
2 44 Kessler Edwards SF United States Brooklyn Nets (from Indiana)[T] Pepperdine (Jr.)
2 45 Juhann Begarin SG France Boston Celtics Paris (France)
2 46 Dalano Banton PG Canada Toronto Raptors (from Memphis via Sacramento)[U] Nebraska (So.)
2 47 David Johnson PG United States Toronto Raptors (from Golden State via New Orleans to Utah)[V] Louisville (So.)
2 48 Sharife Cooper PG United States Atlanta Hawks (from Miami via Portland to Sacramento)[W] Auburn (Fr.)
2 49 Marcus Zegarowski PG United States Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta)[X] Creighton (Jr.)
2 50 Filip Petrušev C Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from New York)[Y] Mega Basket (Serbia)
2 51 Brandon Boston Jr. SG United States Memphis Grizzlies (from Portland via Cleveland to Detroit to Dallas)[Z] Kentucky (Fr.)
2 52 Luka Garza C United States Detroit Pistons (from LA Lakers via Detroit to Houston to Sacramento)[AA] Iowa (Sr.)
2 53 Charles Bassey C Nigeria Philadelphia 76ers (from Dallas via New Orleans)[AB] Western Kentucky (Jr.)
2 54 Sandro Mamukelashvili C Georgia Indiana Pacers (from Milwaukee via Cleveland to Houston)[R][AC]
(rights traded to Milwaukee)[d] Seton Hall (Sr.)
2 55 Aaron Wiggins SG United States Oklahoma City Thunder (from Denver via Philadelphia to Golden State)[AD][M] Maryland (Jr.)
2 56 Scottie Lewis SG United States Charlotte Hornets (from LA Clippers)[AE] Florida (So.)
2 57 Balša Koprivica C Serbia Charlotte Hornets (from Brooklyn)[AF]
(rights traded to Detroit) Florida State (So.)
2 58 Jericho Sims PF United States New York Knicks (from Philadelphia)[AG] Texas (Sr.)
2 59 RaiQuan Gray PF United States Brooklyn Nets (from Phoenix)[AH] Florida State (Jr.)
2 60 Georgios Kalaitzakis SF Greece Indiana Pacers (from Utah)[AI]
(rights traded to Milwaukee)[d] Panathinaikos (Greece)

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2021 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

The deadline passed on May 31st what follows is the final complete 2021 NBA Draft early entry list along with player draft projection.

Cade CunninghamFreshmanNo. 1 pick
Jalen SuggsFreshmanTop 5
Evan MobleyFreshmanTop 5
Davion MitchellJuniorTop 10
James BouknightSophomoreLottery
Keon JohnsonFreshmanLottery
Scottie BarnesFreshmanFirst round
Jared ButlerJuniorFirst round
Jalen JohnsonFreshmanFirst round
Cameron ThomasFreshmanFirst round
Charles BasseyJuniorFirst round
Josh ChristopherFreshmanFirst round
Franz WagnerSophomoreFirst round
Sharife CooperFreshmanFirst round
Ayo DosunmuJuniorFirst round
Isaiah JacksonFreshmanFirst round
Kai JonesSophomoreFirst round
Corey KispertSeniorFirst round
Nah’Shon HylandSophomoreFirst round
Tre MannSophomoreFirst round
Johnny JuzangSophomoreFirst round
Moses MoodyFreshmanFirst round
Jaden SpringerFreshmanFirst round
Day’Ron SharpeFreshmanFirst round
Ziaire WilliamsFreshmanFirst round
Joel AyayiJuniorSecond round
Matthew HurtSophomoreSecond round
Marcus BagleyFreshmanSecond round
BJ BostonFreshmanSecond round
Justin ChampagnieSophomoreSecond round
Herb JonesSeniorSecond round
Greg BrownFreshmanSecond round
Scottie LewisSophomoreSecond round
Jeremiah Robinson-EarlSophomoreSecond round
JT ThorFreshmanSecond round
Kessler EdwardsJuniorSecond round
Aaron HenryJuniorSecond round
Jason PrestonSophomoreSecond round
Neemias QuetaSophomoreSecond round
Austin ReavesSeniorSecond round
Chris SmithSeniorSecond round
Miles McBrideSophomoreSecond round
David DukeJuniorSecond round
Josh PrimoFreshmanSecond round
Trey Murphy IIIJuniorSecond round
Max AbmasSophomoreSecond round
Buddy BoeheimJuniorSecond round
Terrence Shannon Jr.SophomoreSecond round
Trendon WatfordSophomoreSecond round
DJ StewardFreshmanSecond round

Giorgi BezhanishviliJuniorUndrafted
Keve AlamaJuniorUndrafted
Julian ChampagnieSophomoreUndrafted
Sean McNeilJuniorUndrafted
Chandler VaudrinSeniorUndrafted
Terry TaylorSeniorUndrafted
Colin CastletonJuniorUndrafted
Javion HamletSeniorUndrafted
Alfonso PlummerSeniorUndrafted
De’Vion HarmonSophomoreUndrafted
Marcus CarrJuniorUndrafted
Ferron HuntJuniorUndrafted
Manny CamperSeniorUndrafted
Feron HuntJuniorUndrafted
Kendric DavisJuniorUndrafted
James AkinjoJuniorUndrafted
Jay HuffSeniorUndrafted
Jermaine CouisnardSophomoreUndrafted
Geo BakerSeniorUndrafted
EJ LiddellSophomoreUndrafted
Darryl MorsellSeniorUndrafted
RaiQuan GrayJuniorUndrafted
Denzel MahoneySeniorUndrafted
Moussa CisseFreshmanUndrafted
Ochai AgbajiJuniorUndrafted
Chaundee BrownSeniorUndrafted
Mac McClungJuniorUndrafted
Trevion WilliamsJuniorUndrafted
Carlik JonesSeniorUndrafted
Scotty Pippen Jr.SophomoreUndrafted
Damien JeffersonSeniorUndrafted
Eric AyalaJuniorUndrafted
Jalen WilsonFreshmanUndrafted
Duane Washington Jr.JuniorUndrafted
Quentin GrimesJuniorUndrafted
Darius DaysJuniorUndrafted
Aaron WigginsJuniorUndrafted
Yves PonsSeniorUndrafted
C.J. WalkerSeniorUndrafted
David JohnsonSophomoreUndrafted
Balsa KoprivicaSophomoreUndrafted
Matthew MayerJuniorUndrafted
Marcus ZegarowskiJuniorUndrafted
Joe WieskampJuniorUndrafted
Jose AlvaradoSeniorUndrafted
Isaiah WongSophomoreUndrafted
Sahvir WheelerSophomoreUndrafted
AJ LawsonJuniorUndrafted
Kofi CockburnSophomoreUndrafted
Olivier SarrSeniorUndrafted
Derek CulverJuniorUndrafted
DJ CartonSophomoreUndrafted
Tyson EtienneSophomoreUndrafted
Ron Harper Jr.JuniorUndrafted
Dawson GarciaFreshmanUndrafted
Hunter DickinsonFreshmanUndrafted
Cody Riley
Kofi Cockburn
2nd round


Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Pre-Draft Team Class Draft Status YOS
Derrick Alston, Jr. SG 6-9 190 Sep 17, 1997 Boise State Sr * N/A 0
Jose Alvarado PG 6-0 179 Apr 12, 1998 Georgia Tech Sr * N/A 0
Jonah Antonio SG 6-5 180 Apr 19, 1997 Wake Forest Sr * N/A 0
Jonathan Baehre PF 6-10 209 Sep 12, 1996 Clemson Sr * N/A 0
Geo Baker SG 6-4 195 Jul 21, 1998 Rutgers Sr * N/A 0
Mitch Ballock SG 6-5 205 Jul 2, 1998 Creighton Sr * N/A 0
Troy Baxter, Jr. SF 6-9 200 Mar 5, 1996 Morgan State Sr * N/A 0
Dalonte Brown SF 6-7 200 Jul 31, 1998 Miami (OH) Sr * N/A 0
Marcus Burk PG 6-3 205 Sep 27, 1997 IUPUI Sr * N/A 0
Jordan Burns PG 6-0 175 Aug 28, 1997 Colgate Sr * N/A 0
Manny Camper GF 6-7 216 N/A Siena Sr * N/A 0
Nahziah Carter SF 6-6 205 Aug 24, 1999 Washington Sr * N/A 0
Arinze Chidom PF 6-9 240 N/A UC Riverside Sr * N/A 0
Matt Coleman III PG 6-2 185 Jan 22, 1998 Texas Sr * N/A 0
T.J. Crockett PG 6-1 180 N/A Lindenwood Sr * N/A 0
Jalen Crutcher PG 6-1 175 Jul 18, 1999 Dayton Sr * N/A 0
Oscar da Silva SF 6-9 225 Sep 21, 1998 Stanford Sr * N/A 0
Ryan Daly SF 6-5 225 Jan 6, 1998 Saint Joseph’s Sr * N/A 0
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly GF 6-6 May 3, 1997 Providence (Mo) Sr * N/A 0
Marek Dolezaj SF 6-10 201 Apr 13, 1998 Syracuse Sr * N/A 0
Chris Duarte PG 6-6 180 Jun 14, 1997 Oregon Sr * N/A 0
Ian DuBose SG 6-4 210 Jan 16, 1999 Wake Forest Sr * N/A 0
Juwan Durham PF 6-11 231 Dec 22, 1997 Notre Dame Sr * N/A 0
Tahj Eaddy PG 6-2 165 Jul 5, 1996 USC Sr * N/A 0
Navar Elmore PF 6-9 180 N/A Livingstone Sr * N/A 0
Romeao Ferguson SG 6-5 185 N/A Lipscomb Sr * N/A 0
L.J. Figueroa SG 6-6 195 Mar 28, 1998 Oregon Sr * N/A 0
Aleem Ford SF 6-8 217 Dec 22, 1997 Wisconsin Sr * N/A 0
Blake Francis PG 6-0 175 Jan 3, 1998 Richmond Sr * N/A 0
D.J. Funderburk PF 6-10 225 Apr 12, 1997 NC State Sr * N/A 0
Ty Gadsden PG 6-1 165 N/A UNC Wilmington Sr * N/A 0
Marcus Garrett PG 6-5 195 Nov 9, 1998 Kansas Sr * N/A 0
Luka Garza C 6-11 260 Dec 27, 1998 Iowa Sr * N/A 0
Samson George SF 6-7 220 Nov 23, 1998 Central Arkansas Sr * N/A 0
Asante Gist PG 5-11 185 Jan 20, 1997 Iona Sr * N/A 0
Terrell Gomez PG 5-8 160 Feb 5, 1998 San Diego State Sr * N/A 0
Jordan Goodwin SG 6-3 200 Oct 23, 1998 Saint Louis Sr * N/A 0
Justin Gorham PF 6-7 235 N/A Houston Sr * N/A 0
Elyjah Goss PF 6-7 195 N/A IUPUI Sr * N/A 0
Jayvon Graves PG 6-3 200 Dec 29, 1998 Buffalo Sr * N/A 0
Quade Green PG 6-0 170 May 12, 1998 Washington Sr * N/A 0
Dou Gueye C 6-9 220 Jul 12, 1997 Louisiana Sr * N/A 0
Matt Haarms C 7-3 250 Apr 22, 1997 Brigham Young Sr * N/A 0
Javion Hamlet SG 6-4 191 Apr 28, 1998 North Texas Sr * N/A 0
Deion Hammond SG 6-4 200 N/A Monmouth Sr * N/A 0
Amauri Hardy PG 6-2 190 Apr 30, 1998 Oregon Sr * N/A 0
Romio Harvey SG 6-4 175 N/A Harding Sr * N/A 0
Sam Hauser SF 6-8 225 Dec 8, 1997 Virginia Sr * N/A 0
Jay Huff C 7-1 243 Aug 25, 1998 Virginia Sr * N/A 0
Jhivvan Jackson PG 6-0 170 Aug 27, 1998 Texas-San Antonio Sr * N/A 0
Loren Jackson PG 5-8 150 Dec 15, 1996 Akron Sr * N/A 0
Casdon Jardine GF 6-7 215 N/A Hawaii Sr * N/A 0
DeJon Jarreau PG 6-5 185 Jan 23, 1998 Houston Sr * N/A 0
Tristan Jarrett GF 6-4 195 N/A Jackson State Sr * N/A 0
Justin Jaworski PG 6-2 194 Jun 21, 1999 Lafayette Sr * N/A 0
David Jean-Baptiste PG 6-1 191 N/A Chattanooga Sr * N/A 0
Jalen Johnson PF 6-6 210 Nov 16, 1997 Mississippi State Sr * N/A 0
Carlik Jones PG 6-1 185 Dec 23, 1997 Louisville Sr * N/A 0
Christiaan Jones SG 6-5 195 Sep 29, 1998 Stetson Sr * N/A 0
Herb Jones SF 6-7 205 Oct 6, 1998 Alabama Sr * N/A 0
Corey Kispert SF 6-7 220 Mar 3, 1999 Gonzaga Sr * N/A 0
John Knight III PG 6-3 205 N/A Southern Utah Sr * N/A 0
Cameron Krutwig PF 6-9 225 Dec 21, 1998 Loyola (IL) Sr * N/A 0
Spencer Littleson SG 6-4 200 May 29, 1998 Toledo Sr * N/A 0
Isaiah Livers PF 6-7 230 Feb 28, 1998 Michigan Sr * N/A 0
Jaizec Lottie PG 6-2 190 Feb 16, 1998 Flagler Sr * N/A 0
Loudon Love PF 6-8 260 Apr 21, 1998 Wright State Sr * N/A 0
Denzel Mahoney SG 6-5 220 Jan 18, 1998 Creighton Sr * N/A 0
Sandro Mamukelashvili PF 6-11 240 May 23, 1999 Seton Hall Sr * N/A 0
Kyle Mangas SG 6-4 200 N/A Indiana Wesleyan Sr * N/A 0
Remy Martin PG 6-0 170 Jun 16, 1998 Arizona State Sr * N/A 0
Kameron McGusty PG 6-5 192 Sep 9, 1997 Miami (FL) Sr * N/A 0
JaQuori McLaughlin PG 6-4 190 Jan 29, 1998 UC Santa Barbara Sr * N/A 0
Jadyn Michael SF 6-4 N/A Colorado Christian Sr * N/A 0
Asbjorn Midtgaard C 7-0 270 Sep 20, 1997 Grand Canyon Sr * N/A 0
Isaiah Miller PG 6-0 190 Nov 9, 1998 UNC Greensboro Sr * N/A 0
Davion Mintz PG 6-3 191 Jun 30, 1998 Kentucky Sr * N/A 0
Damek Mitchell PG 5-9 180 N/A Lewis-Clark St. Sr * N/A 0
Matt Mitchell SF 6-6 225 Mar 18, 1999 San Diego State Sr * N/A 0
Ruot Monyyong PF 6-10 190 N/A Little Rock Sr * N/A 0
Alex Morales SG 6-6 180 Jan 9, 1998 Wagner Sr * N/A 0
Clay Mounce GF 6-7 205 N/A Furman Sr * N/A 0
Obadiah Noel SG 6-4 190 Jan 1, 1995 UMass Lowell Sr * N/A 0
Eugene Omoruyi SF 6-6 234 Feb 14, 1997 Oregon Sr * N/A 0
E.J. Onu PF 6-10 240 Jul 31, 1999 Shawnee State Sr * N/A 0
Darius Perry PG 6-2 195 Mar 13, 1999 UCF Sr * N/A 0
Jock Perry C 7-1 250 May 20, 1997 UC Riverside Sr * N/A 0
John Petty, Jr. SF 6-5 184 Dec 3, 1998 Alabama Sr * N/A 0
Jamorko Pickett PF 6-9 206 Dec 24, 1997 Georgetown Sr * N/A 0
Danny Pippen PF 6-9 222 Nov 12, 1997 Kent State Sr * N/A 0
Yves Pons GF 6-6 215 May 7, 1999 Tennessee Sr * N/A 0
Micah Potter C 6-10 248 Apr 6, 1998 Wisconsin Sr * N/A 0
Brandon Rachal SF 6-6 220 Sep 30, 1999 Tulsa Sr * N/A 0
Austin Reaves PG 6-5 202 May 29, 1998 Oklahoma Sr * N/A 0
Nate Reuvers PF 6-11 235 Sep 30, 1998 Wisconsin Sr * N/A 0
Elvin Rodriguez PG 6-2 180 Nov 7, 1999 Univ. of Science and Arts (OK) Sr * N/A 0
Colbey Ross PG 6-1 180 Oct 22, 1998 Pepperdine Sr * N/A 0
Olivier Sarr FC 7-0 243 Feb 20, 1999 Kentucky Sr * N/A 0
Jordan Schakel SF 6-6 200 Jun 13, 1998 San Diego State Sr * N/A 0
Quentin Scott SF 6-7 215 N/A Texas State Sr * N/A 0
Taz Sherman SF 6-4 185 N/A West Virginia Sr * N/A 0
Devontae Shuler SG 6-2 190 Feb 9, 1998 Ole Miss Sr * N/A 0
Aamir Simms PF 6-9 240 Feb 17, 1999 Clemson Sr * N/A 0
Jericho Sims C 6-9 240 Oct 20, 1998 Texas Sr * N/A 0
Dru Smith SG 6-3 203 Dec 30, 1997 Missouri Sr * N/A 0
Justin Smith SF 6-7 230 Mar 1, 1999 Arkansas Sr * N/A 0
Mike Smith PG 5-11 185 Oct 13, 1997 Michigan Sr * N/A 0
Anthony Tarke PF 6-6 220 May 27, 1997 Coppin State Sr * N/A 0
Jalen Tate SF 6-6 175 Jun 18, 1998 Arkansas Sr * N/A 0
Maleek Taylor SG 6-5 205 N/A Allen Sr * N/A 0
Terry Taylor GF 6-5 230 Sep 23, 1999 Austin Peay Sr * N/A 0
MaCio Teague PG 6-4 195 Jun 11, 1997 Baylor Sr * N/A 0
Christian Terrell SF 6-5 200 Jul 28, 1997 Sacramento State Sr * N/A 0
Koby Thomas SF 6-6 190 Aug 28, 1998 Coppin State Sr * N/A 0
Ethan Thompson SG 6-5 190 May 4, 1999 Oregon State Sr * N/A 0
Clyde Trapp SG 6-4 194 Dec 23, 1998 Clemson Sr * N/A 0
D’Mitrik Trice PG 6-0 184 May 2, 1996 Wisconsin Sr * N/A 0
Jordy Tshimanga C 6-11 268 Nov 4, 1996 Dayton Sr * N/A 0
Justin Turner SG 6-4 205 Mar 12, 1998 Bowling Green Sr * N/A 0
Stanley Umude SG 6-6 210 N/A South Dakota Sr * N/A 0
Chandler Vaudrin SF 6-7 210 Jun 26, 1997 Winthrop Sr * N/A 0
Alonzo Verge, Jr. PG 6-3 167 Oct 17, 1998 Arizona State Sr * N/A 0
Eric Vila PF 6-11 221 May 15, 1998 UTEP Sr * N/A 0
Mark Vital PF 6-5 250 Nov 7, 1997 Baylor Sr * N/A 0
M.J. Walker SF 6-5 213 Mar 28, 1998 Florida State Sr * N/A 0
Josh Washburn PG 5-11 170 N/A Carthage Sr * N/A 0
Isaiah Washington PG 6-1 195 Jul 20, 1998 Long Beach State Sr * N/A 0
Richard Washington, Jr. SF 6-6 185 Mar 20, 1997 San Jose State Sr * N/A 0
Fabian White SF 6-7 230 Nov 29, 1998 Houston Sr * N/A 0
Romello White PF 6-8 235 May 9, 1998 Ole Miss Sr * N/A 0
Devin Whitfield SG 6-5 170 N/A Lincoln Memorial Sr * N/A 0
Keith Williams SG 6-5 215 Jul 25, 1998 Cincinnati Sr * N/A 0
McKinley Wright PG 6-0 196 Oct 25, 1998 Colorado Sr * N/A 0
Moses Wright FC 6-9 230 Dec 23, 1998 Georgia Tech Sr * N/A 0
Jacob Young SG 6-2 185 Sep 21, 1997 Rutgers

International Early Entrants

Mert Akay, G, Serbia (born 2000) Undrafted
Carlos Alocen, G, Spain (born 2000) Undrafted
Ibou Badji, C, Spain (born 2002) Undrafted
Aleksander Balcerowski, C, Spain (born 2000) Undrafted
Kenny Baptiste, F, France (born 2000) Undrafted
Juhann Begarin, G/F, France (born 2002) Undrafted
Hugo Besson, G, France (born 2001) Undrafted
Tarik Biberovic, G/F, Turkey (born 2001) Undrafted
Vrenz Bleijenbergh, G/F, Belgium (born 2000) Undrafted
Danko Brankovic, C, Croatia (born 2000) Undrafted
Gora Camara, C, Italy (born 2001) (link) Undrafted
Malcolm Cazalon, G, Serbia (born 2001) Uundrafted
Nikos Chougkaz, F, Greece (born 2000) Undrafted
Tom Digbeu, G/F, Lithuania (born 2001) Undrafted
Ousmane Diop, F, Italy (born 2000) Undrafted
Mouhamet Diouf, F, Italy (born 2001) Undrafted
Biram Faye, F/C, Spain (born 2000) Undrafted
Usman Garuba, F/C, Spain (born 2002) 1st round
Matthieu Gauzin, G, France (born 2001) Undrafted
Josh Giddey, G, Australia (born 2002) 1st round
Gregor Glas, G, Serbia (born 2001) Undrafted
Haowen Guo, F, China (born 2000) Undrafted
Justus Hollatz, G, Germany (born 2001) Undrafted
Ariel Hukporti, C, Lithuania (born 2002) Undrafted
Dalibor Ilic, F, Bosnia (born 2000) Undrafted
Rokas Jokubaitis, G, Lithuania (born 2000) Undrafted
Kenan Kamenjas, C, Bosnia (born 2000) Undrafted
Jovan Kljajic, G, Spain (born 2001) Undrafted
Yoan Makoundou, F, France (born 2000) Undrafted
Zsombor Maronka, F/C, Spain (born 2002) Undrafted
Karlo Matkovic, F/C, Serbia (born 2001 Undrafted
Nikita Mikhailovskii, F, Russia (born 2000) Undrafted
Mario Nakic, F, Belgium (born 2001) Undrafted
Barra Njie, G, Sweden (born 2001) Undrafted
Marko Pecarski, F/C, Serbia (born 2000) 2nd round
Ivan Perasovic, F, Croatia (born 2002) Undrafted
Gabriele Procida, G/F, Italy (born 2002) 2nd round

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2023 NHL Mock Draft

This 2023 NHL mock draft is projection of the top prospects for the year 2023. Updates will come as we get close to the draft date.

1Anaheim DucksMatvei Michkov
2Arizona CoyotesConnor BedardDraft Pick Forfeited
3Seattle KrakenAdam Fantilli
4Boston BruinsDalibor Dvorsky
5Buffalo SabresHunter Brzustewitcz
6Calgary FlamesBrayden Yager
7Carolina HurricanesEmil Jarventie
8Chicago Blackhawks
Theo Lidstein
9Colorado AvalancheJesse Nurmi
10Columbus Blue JacketsGracyn Sawchyn
11Dallas StarsRiley Heidt
12Detroit Red WingsOndrej Molnar
13Edmonton OilersNathan Drapeau
14Florida PanthersNoah DowerNilsson
15Los Angeles KingsConnor Levis
16Minnesota WildNoa Vali
17Montreal CanadiensWilliam Whitelaw
18Nashville PredatorsCam Squires
19New Jersey DevilsDominik Petr
20New York IslandersMikhail Gulyayev
21New York RangersKoehn Ziemmer
22Ottawa SenatorsRyan Fine
23Philadelphia FlyersKalan Lind
24Minnesota WildPittsburgh PenguinsNate Danielson
25San Jose SharksCalum Ritchie
26St. Louis BluesAlex Ciernik
27Tampa Bay LightningLuke Misa
28Toronto Maple LeafsArtu Karki
29Vancouver CanucksOtto Stenberg
30Vegas Golden KnightsZeb Forsfjall
31Washington CapitalsChristian Kim
32Winnipeg JetsDaniel Shlaine