MLB Draft: John's Day One morning thoughts

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Overall, the numbers weren't any more staggering than usual, as 12 of the first 30 selections were high schoolers, along with 24 of the 45 players taken in the competitive balance round and Round 2.

The Dodgers concluded their second day of the 2017 MLB Draft, selecting Kentucky outfielder Zach Reks with their 10th-round pick, No. 310 overall.

The Gators had three players taken Tuesday - SS Dalton Guthrie (Phillies, sixth round), and a pair of catchers in Michael Rivera (Indians, sixth round) and Mark Kolozsvary (Reds, seventh round).

The Orioles went straight to work on improving one of the worst pitching staffs in Major League Baseball by drafting high school left-handed pitcher D.L. Hall with the No. 21 overall pick on Monday night. The junior is known for his velocity from the mound, as his fastball reaches up to 96 miles per hour. It's worth noting however that previous year they didn't take any high school pitchers until the 11th round leading off Day 3.

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With their top pick, the Nationals went with one of the left-handers Rizzo was talking about in spite of the concerns expressed by scouts. Pall had ERAs of 2.97 and 2.81 as a reliever in his first two seasons. He played for the Bears during his sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to Valdosta for his senior year. The righty is considered as having one of the best fastballs in the draft, a two-seamer with some sink to it that sits at 92-93 but has reached 97 a few times.

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Offensively, Hall hit.349 with five home runs and 33 RBI. He struck out 20 in 20 2/3 innings, giving up 19 hits and holding batters to a.247 average.

Other than these two, no other commits have been selected as of yet, though right-handed pitcher Joe Lancellotti is ranked at no. 190 on Baseball America's top 500 list of draft prospects.

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