2021 MLB Draft


Monday afternoon before the Home Run Derby offered a flurry of media availability from players representing American and National League clubs, not to mention several draft picks who took center stage at the Bellco Theater during round one on Sunday night. Minus numerous conversations at performing at altitude, the beauty of Coors Field as well as the hangover effect, the…...

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While it may seem a fool’s errand to attempt a prediction at the results of the 2020 MLB season – let alone whether or not it shall even happen – an effort to forecast next year’s MLB Draft may not be much easier. However, the endeavor is incredibly enticing. The more and more unlikely it becomes that we’ll have a 2020 Opening Day parallels the unprecedented possibility of having no draft the following season. After only five rounds this year on June 10-11, the March 26th agreement between MLB and the MLB Players’ Association dictated the 2021 MLB Draft will be scheduled for 20 rounds, down from the standard 40 in previous years. There’s one caveat to this accord, according…

After wrapping up day two of the 2020 MLB Draft on June 11, the Colorado Rockies had selected six amateur players to add to a cache of purple prospects. Coincidentally and symmetrically, three are high school players and three come from the college ranks; it also breaks down as three hitters and three pitchers. In the fourth round, Colorado looked in-state for the 110th overall selection, RHP Case Williams from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock. By signing the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, Williams now joins Pine Creek’s Ryan Warner (third round, 2012) and Greeley Central’s Shawn Chacon (third round, 1996) as the only Colorado high school players to be selected by the Rockies within the first four rounds of the…