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    3. Juan Soto, of

    Born: Oct. 25, 1998. B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 185. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015. Signed by: Modesto Ulloa.

    Background: The Nationals established a new franchise bonus record for an international teen when they signed Soto for $1.5 million in 2015. He skipped the Dominican Summer League in 2016 to make his pro debut as a 17-year-old in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where he won MVP honors after leading the circuit in batting (.361) and slugging (.550) and ranking second in on-base percentage (.410). He earned a late-season promotion to short-season Auburn and continued to succeed against older competition.

    Scouting Report: Soto ranked No. 13 in the 2015 international class largely because of his hitting ability, which translated well to pro ball. He is an advanced hitter for his age, showing a feel for the barrel and good pitch-recognition skills. He has a short, easy, lefthanded swing and uses the whole field to hit. His power is still developing, and he could have above-average pop by the time he is done physically maturing. Soto has average speed and arm strength, and he profiles well in right field.

    The Future: Soto will play the entire 2017 season as an 18-year-old, and is probably advanced enough to handle an assignment to low Class A Hagerstown. But the Nationals could opt for a more conservative approach and send him back to Auburn, where he would still be one of the youngest players in the league.

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    Took Braxton Garrett

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    1 22 St. Louis Cardinals Braxton Garrett (SP - MIA)
    1 23 St. Louis Cardinals
    1 24 Miami Marlins
    1 25 St. Louis Cardinals
    1 26 Cleveland Indians
    1 27 St. Louis Cardinals
    1 28 New York Mets
    1 29 Baltimore Orioles
    1 30 Seattle Mariners
    2 31 Washington Nationals
    2 32 Arizona Diamondbacks
    2 33 Detroit Tigers
    2 34 Milwaukee Brewers

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    1. Braxton Garrett, lhp |
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    Born: Aug. 5, 1997. B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 190. Drafted: HS—Florence, Ala., 2016 (1st round). Signed by: Mark Willoughby.

    SCOUTING GRADES
    Fastball: 55.
    Curveball: 60.
    Changeup: 55
    Control: 55
    Based on 20-80 scouting scale—where 50 represents major league average—and future projection rather than present tools.

    Background: For the second time in three years, the Marlins drafted a high school pitcher with their first-round pick. But unlike burly righthanded Texan Tyler Kolek—the No. 2 overall pick in 2014—the Alabama prep lefthander does not light up radar guns. His fastball sits in the low 90s compared with the high 90s where Kolek resides. Garrett has big-game experience, having helped USA Baseball’s 18U team win the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup—which he called his favorite baseball experience—and then throwing a four-hit shutout at USA Baseball’s National High School Invitational in March 2016. At No. 7 overall, Garrett was the highest-drafted Alabama prep player since shortstop Condredge Holloway of Lee High in Huntsville went fourth overall to the Expos in 1971 He was the highest-drafted Alabama prep pitcher since righty Rick James, drafted sixth overall in the first draft in 1965. Garrett, a Vanderbilt commit with a 3.8 grade-point average, was considered a tough sign and cost the Marlins $4,145,900, well above the $3,756,300 slot value.

    Scouting Report: Garrett’s pitch best is his 11-to-5 curveball, which has earned future plus grades for its tight spin and break. He also commands the pitch well by throwing it for strikes and as a chase pitch. He had just 15 walks in 65.1 innings with a 0.53 ERA and 131 strikeouts as a senior at Florence (Ala.) High, which earned him Gatorade player-of-the-year honors for the state of Alabama. Garrett’s father Steve, who coached him in high school, taught him his curveball at age 13. Scouts said his curve was one of the best in the 2016 draft—just behind New Jersey prep lefthander Jason Groome, a Red Sox first-round pick—and rated him as having the best control of any pitcher in the class. Garrett’s fastball sits 91-93 mph with late life. At 6-foot-3, he has the frame to add good weight, which could enable him to add velocity. He has worked the most on improving the arm speed on his changeup, and it shows some fade. He has a balanced, easy delivery that he repeats extremely well, allowing him to fill the zone with quality strikes. Garrett has worked with Marlins coaches on developing a between-starts routine for the more demanding pro throwing schedule.

    The Future: Garrett did not sign until the signing deadline on July 15. His late signing, combined with the Marlins’ cautious approach, prevented the 19-year-old from taking a mound as a pro until instructional league, when he had three abbreviated outings. The Marlins say Garrett was not injured. Rather they were being cautious after his spring workload. He did travel with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team. Evaluators believe Garrett could have three above-average pitches to go with at above-average command. Given his pitchability and age (he was old for the draft class), the Marlins could skip Garrett to full-season ball in 2017.

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    I'll take Jordan Yamamoto, even though he's short.

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    Here was last years 1st round

    Round Overall Team Selection
    1 1 Atlanta Braves Yoan Moncada (BOS - 2B)
    1 2 Kansas City Royals Brendan Rodgers (COL - SS)
    1 3 Cleveland Indians Andrew Benintendi (BOS - OF)
    1 4 Detroit Tigers Dansby Swanson (ARI - SS)
    1 5 Washington Nationals Alex Bregman (HOU - SS)
    1 6 Minnesota Twins Carson Fulmer (CHW - RHP)
    1 7 Milwaukee Brewers Francis Martes (HOU - RHP)
    1 8 Kansas City Royals Brady Aiken (CLE - LHP)
    1 9 San Francisco Giants Kyle Tucker (HOU - OF)
    1 10 Toronto Blue Jays Byung-Ho Park (MIN - 1B)
    1 11 Pittsburgh Pirates Yusniel Diaz (LAD - OF)
    1 12 Miami Marlins Yadier Alvarez (LAD - RHP)
    1 13 New York Yankees Nick Travieso (SP,RP - CIN)
    1 14 St. Louis Cardinals Dillon Tate (TEX - RHP)
    1 15 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Fulmer (DET - RHP)
    1 16 Texas Rangers Ian Happ (CHC - OF)
    1 17 San Diego Padres Tyler Jay (MIN - LHP)
    1 18 Chicago Cubs Kolby Allard (ATL - LHP)
    1 19 San Diego Padres Lucius Fox (SFG - SS)
    1 20 Colorado Rockies Jacob Nottingham (OAK - C)
    1 21 New York Mets Eddy Julio Martinez (CHC - OF)
    1 22 Chicago White Sox Garrett Whitley (TBR - OF)
    1 23 Detroit Tigers Dazmon Cameron (CF,OF - HOU)
    1 24 Pittsburgh Pirates Hyun-soo Kim (OF - BAL)
    1 25 Chicago White Sox Trenton Clark (CF,OF - MIL)
    1 26 San Diego Padres Cornelius Randolph (OF - PHI)
    1 27 Washington Nationals Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (OF - TOR)
    1 28 Seattle Mariners Willson Contreras (C - CHC)
    1 29 Los Angeles Angels Austin Riley (3B - ATL)
    1 30 Colorado Rockies Javier Guerra (SD - SS)

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    Matt Manning. Please PM next.

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    Travieso at 13 is an outlier because the Yankees basically skipped their whole draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyborg View Post
    Matt Manning. Please PM next.
    It's Greenwood then me. I pm'd him.
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    ok thanks. Took Dylan Cozens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamgreenwood View Post
    ok thanks. Took dylan cozens.
    diaf
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    So many guys I have no idea who they are
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    Thought Yamamoto was made in Japan
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    I took Sixto Sanchez.
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