The 2018 draft ended yesterday and nearly every team is feeling optimistic about the players they were able to grab. That is the nature of draft: none of these players have taken the field as professionals, so it is possible to still dream on all of them. Of course, the real test is coming up as short season ball starts up and we will start to get a sense of who is a part of their organizations’ futures and who...well should just be glad that they got their names called during the draft.
However, there are some teams that seem to have done better than others. The Rays were able to parlay their three first round picks into two pitchers with big upside in Matt Liberatore and Shane McClanahan as well as a high school outfield prospect with a ton of pre-draft helium in Nick Schnell. The Kansas City Royals went heavy on college players, but got one of the better pitchers in the draft in Florida’s Brady Singer and snagged his Florida teammate RHP Jackson Kowar as well. The Braves didn’t have any extra picks and were actually down a 3rd round pick, but still managed to snag three players in Carter Stewart, Greyson Jenista, and Tristan Beck that had debateable cases to be selected in the draft’s first two rounds.
The Cleveland Indians got one of the best catchers (not to mention one of the best high school hitters period) in Noah Naylor as well as Georgia prep pitcher Ethan Hankins who was in contention for the #1 overall pick before some minor injury concerns had him slide down draft boards. Finally, we have the Marlins who went big on prep players with big upside in outfielder Connor Scott, shortstop Osiris Johnson, and catcher Will Banfield.
So for today’s return of our daily poll, who do you think had the best draft in 2018? If we left a team off that you think is deserving, let us know in the comments the team that you think won the 2018 draft and why.
Which MLB team had best draft in 2018?
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