No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

The 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year for California, Lewis was chosen the Most Valuable Player last year in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field and in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park.

The 18-year-old Lewis was a standout on USA Baseball's gold medal-winning Under-18 team at the Pan American Championships last year and was selected as this year's National High School Coaches Association's high school senior baseball athlete of the year.

It was the third time in team history the Twins had the No. 1 overall pick. The last time was in 2001 when the club selected Joe Mauer.

This year, Greene has been ranked the No. 1 draft prospect by both MLB.com's Top 200 Draft Prospects and Baseball America's Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects.

Greene was a two-way stud in high school, as he had enough power to win home run derbies and was dominant as a pitcher, throwing as hard as 102 miles per hour. The guy I would pick is Hunter Greene, a righthanded pitcher from Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, who throws a 102-MPH fastball.

The firepower: Greene has been clocked as high as 102 miles per hour, seemingly effortlessly.

He played third base and outfield until his senior year when he moved over to shortshop.

I'll continue to write-up individual profiles of draftees for at least the first couple draftees today, but for the later picks on whom there's less information at some point it'll be a summary page depending on exactly how things develop.

"But before he becomes a face of baseball, he is going to need a position, and on that subject you will find a wide swath of opinions about Christian Hunter Greene".

With the fifth pick, the Atlanta Braves chose Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright.

Who will go No. 1?

The younger Clemens hit.305 for the Longhorns this season, along with a team-leading 12 home runs and 49 RBIs. "I'm different on the field than I am off the field". He was the L.A. Times' high school baseball player of the year after hitting.429 as a junior.

UC Irvine second baseman Keston Hiura was the ninth pick to Milwaukee. The junior was the NCAA Division I batting champion this year with a.442 average.

Bubba Thompson, left, an outfielder from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Ala., adjusts a jersey as draftees, from left, Jordon Adell, Hunter Greene, and Trevor Rogers applaud after Thompson was selected No. 26 by. He has plus bat speed and the potential to be a 25 home run bat at the next level.

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