Tigers select Muncy with No. 1 pick

The Toronto Tigers selected Max Muncy with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 PGBL Draft.

Catching prospect Joey Bart went second to Memphis, followed by starting pitchers Shane Bieber to Compton, Miles Mikolas to Boston, Anibal Sanchez to Twin City and Clay Buchholz to St. Louis.

This full 10-round draft wound up heavily weighted toward the South League.

The SL made 136 picks to just 64 for the North. By division, there were 71 picks in the Cactus and 65 in the Confederate, compared to just 34 in the Maple Leaf and 30 in the Norris – only six more than Dublin alone.

After Dublin’s 24 selections, the next four teams in number of picks were the all from the Cactus Division: Las Vegas 17, Oakland 16, Tijuana 15 and Flagstaff 13. Twin City wound up with 10 choices.

All but two of the SL teams made 10 or more picks, with Louisville and St. Louis only making nine. Vancouver was the only NL team with 10 picks, while Ottawa and Pittsburgh had nine.

Find the complete draft results here.

Memphis makes Castillo top pick in 2018 draft

The Memphis Melee made right-handed starting pitcher Luis Castillo the No. 1 selection in the 2018 PGBL Draft.

The Melee wheeled-and-dealed their way into having five first-round choices, including three of the first four overall. They followed Castillo with first baseman Matt Olson with the No. 2 selection, then complemented Castillo with righty Zack Godley after division-rival St. Louis picked outfielder Chris Taylor at No. 3.

Flagstaff seleced shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. at No. 5 and Louisville followed by choosing closer Corey Knebel.

Ottawa went with slugging first baseman Justin Smoak, Pittsburgh used consecutive picks on pitcher Jordan Montgomery and shortstop Chris Seise and Calgary capped first 10 with righty Brad Peacock.

 

Announcement: Final Cuts date

This Saturday, Oct. 28, will be the deadline for pre-draft cuts. At that point the rosters will officially expand to 55, however no team will be allowed to exceed 55 during the draft. So, if you have more draft picks than available 55-man roster openings, you need to make arrangements or plan accordingly. Players released for Final Cuts will be eligible as waiver claims through Oct. 31 (waiver claims process three days after a player is cut).

2018 Draft Day less than a month away

UPDATE: Click the following links for the Draft Day Info (availability/contact), Draft Picks and the 2018 Draft spreadsheets.  

The 2018 PGBL Draft is less than a month away (Saturday, November 11 at Northwestern Medicine Field). Please arrive at around 12:30pm to get set-up. First pick will be made at 1pm (time subject to change).

To help with draft prep, Bryant has compiled free agent listings. Please double check and verify that players are not on existing rosters. To access the listings, see the Draft Research tab on the 2018 Draft page.

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