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MLB Draft First Round Thread

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Rev up the Angry Dome. It’s Draft time, baby!

2014 MLB Draft
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The 2021 MLB Draft first round is finally here and the Texas Rangers will attempt to change their fate with the No. 2 overall selection.

The MLB Draft will consist of 20 rounds after holding a five-round Draft last summer. Tonight’s selections will only cover the first 36 picks with rounds 2-10 coming on Monday before the Draft concludes with rounds 11-20 on Tuesday.

Texas have a golden opportunity to take one of the best talents in the nation as only the Pittsburgh Pirates are in front of them with the top overall pick.

This year’s amateur talent is considered to have a top tier of as many as eight prospects but the Rangers are hoping the one they land will be a major difference maker in their rebuilding efforts.

It won’t take long for Rob Manfred to call out the name of the Rangers’ next top prospect with the Draft scheduled to get underway at 6:00 pm CT and just four minutes between picks.

Tonight’s portion of the Draft will be broadcast on ESPN and MLB Network. MLB is also airing a pre show.

Poll

Who do you want the Texas Rangers to select at No. 2?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Marcelo Mayer
    (27 votes)
  • 58%
    Jack Leiter
    (190 votes)
  • 9%
    Jordan Lawlar
    (31 votes)
  • 1%
    Kumar Rocker
    (5 votes)
  • 19%
    Henry Davis
    (64 votes)
  • 1%
    Kahlil Watson
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Someone else
    (4 votes)
325 votes total Vote Now