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Baseball America Mock Draft: Rodriguez, Naylor Among First 12 Picks

May 8, 2018

In Baseball America’s most recent MLB Mock Draft, New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series International Week event alums Grayson Rodriguez and Noah Naylor among the first 12 players taken.

Rodriguez is projected as going tenth overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates — the report notes he’s up to 98 MPH — and has Naylor going 12th to, ironically, the Toronto Blue Jays.

Naylor has spent a lot of time with the Ontario Blue Jays, a proud partner of  P15/NBBFSS.

Noah Naylor, whose brother Josh Naylor was taken 12th overall by the Miami Marlins in 2015, has long been projected to be a first round pick, while Rodriguez has seen an incredible rise in his stock as his velocity has done the same.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
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