Shortstop is always a good position to judge a draft class off. It’s a position that represents high-end athleticism and future versatility at the next level. Over the course of the first 39 picks in this years’ draft, roughly 36-percent of the picks were announced at the “6”.
Only one shortstop was selected in the top 10, Grand Canyon’s Jacob Wilson to the Oakland Athletics at No. 6. But picks 11 through 39 saw 13 more fly off the board.
The names called on Sunday include:
6) Oakland Athletics: Jacob Wilson, Grand Canyon
2) Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Troy, Stanford
13) Chicago Cubs: Matt Shaw, Maryland
15) Chicago White Sox: Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss
19) Tampa Bay Rays: Brayden Taylor, TCU
20) Toronto Blue Jays: Arjun Nimmala, Strawberry Crest HS
22) Seattle Mariners: Colt Emerson, John Glenn HS
26) New York Yankees: George Lombard Jr., Gulliver Prep HS
27) Philadelphia Phillies: Aidan Miller, J.W. Mitchell HS
28) Houston Astros: Brice Matthews, Nebraska
30) Seattle Mariners: Tai Peete, Trinity Christian School
31) Tampa Bay Rays: Adrian Santana, Doral Academy
32) New York Mets: Colin Houck, Parkview
37) Detroit Tigers: Kevin McGonigle, Monsignor Bonner
— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) July 9, 2023
With two rounds in the books, rounds 3 through 20 will continue on Monday and Tuesday.