Hope you enjoyed the adrenaline and drama of Round One of the 2021 MLB Draft. Mock drafts were obliterated across the nation as teams went rogue, took discounts, caught falling stars, and generally did the unpredictable.
Today, starting at 10AM Pacific time, Day Two commences with pick #37 and rolls along an a quick pace from Round Two through Round Ten, so there will be nine Angels selections to contemplate, beginning with their first at #45.
There are still six of my seven Round Two dream dates on the board. Take a look at this article (I know, I know, it’s long and full of sidetalk) if you want to consider a few names for Rds 2-10 that might pique your interest. My six surviving 2nd Round targets include, in rough order of preference:
Jaden Hill, Ky Bush, Andrew Abbott, Braden Montgomery, Dylan Smith, Robert Gasser
There are also 3 names that Baseball America and/or MLB Pipeline still consider first round talents who have not been called yet:
Will Taylor, Bubba Chandler, Anthony Solomento, Jaden Hill, Jud Fabian, Joshua Baez, Peyton Stovall, Ethan Wilson, Izaac Pacheco, Adrian del Castillo, Wes Kath, Lonnie White Jr, James Wood
That’s a lot of prep talent still undrafted, and it’s hard not to imagine the Angels scooping up Taylor or Chandler if they’re available at #45, as they’ve been connected to them both for months. I’d still love to see Jaden Hill make it to them, or one of the other names I highlight above, but we’ll see soon enough. Names come off the board at 10AM.