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Four 1st Round MLB draft picks fail to sign by the deadline

With the signing deadline now passed, here is a closer look at the unsigned first rounders.

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The signing deadline for the 2018 MLB Draft has come and gone and a record number of players in the first round went unsigned.

After seven first rounders went unsigned in the first six years of the current draft system- and no more than two in any single draft, we had four go unsigned in 2018.

Here is a closer look at who they are and where they are heading now, in order by their selection number.

8. Carter Stewart, RHP, Braves

The Braves are the team with the highest drafted player not to sign, and will receive the ninth pick next year for this as Stewart had some issues with his wrist pop up on his team physical. Stewart is/was a Mississippi State commitment, but I’ve been told that he is looking at a local junior college to be able to re-enter the 2019 draft. He is the only one of the four to have any medical issues with his physical.

25. Matt McLain, SS, Diamondbacks

Early Friday news broke that the DBacks and McLain wouldn’t be able to agree, and the California prep star is heading to UCLA- a commitment which was always strong.

30. JT Ginn, RHP, Dodgers

The Dodgers draft pick out of Mississippi prep ranks announced on Twitter last night that he intended to honor his commitment to Mississippi State.

36. Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, Pirates

The Pirates couldn’t get the Florida prep pitcher to sign and he will be heading to the SEC to pitch for Ole Miss.