Now part of the All-Star festivities, the annual MLB Amateur Draft will kick off on Sunday from Denver, Colorado.
2021 MLB Draft Cleveland Facts
- Cleveland holds four picks (23, 58, 69, 95) in the top 100, with 7 top 200 picks
- The club owns 21 total selections (additional Competitive Balance round B aka CBB)
- Cleveland’s last CBB selection exercised: Tyler Freeman- 71st overall, 2017
- The organization’s total maximum draft pool: $7,398,800 (no overages allowed)
Where to watch/listen to the 2021 MLB Draft
- Round 1 and CBA- Sunday 7 PM (watch on ESPN, MLB Network, listen on mlb.com).
- Rounds 2-10 Monday 1 PM (watch on MLB Network, listen on mlb.com).
- Rounds 11-20 Tuesday Noon (listen on mlb.com).
Cleveland’s recent draft philosophy
Cleveland has drafted prep players in each of the last five years with their first selection. The Tribe keys in on the athletic middle of the diamond performers and pitchers with advanced pitch-ability. The organization seems to prefer are; athleticism, cold-weather players, “famous” performers (Team USA, PG, etc.), advanced bats with hitting-ability, and young for the class players/pitchers. Look for these trends to continue in 2021.
Current Scouting Director Scott Barnsby took over in 2019 and helped produce two talented draft classes (2019-2020). His focus seemed to be prep bats, particularly the middle of the diamond talent and college arms with advanced feel.
Most recent mock draft results
- Baseball America: HS C Harry Ford
- ESPN: COL RHP Gunnar Hoglund
- Fangraphs: HS RHP Chase Petty
- Keith Law: HS LHP Anthony Solometo
- MLB.com- Harry Ford- C North Cobb HS, GA
- Prospects Live- COL RHSP Michael McGreevy
Cleveland’s Picks in the 2021 MLB Draft
Round 1, pick 23
Round 2, pick 58
CBB Round, pick 69
Round 3, pick 95
Round 4, pick 125
Round 5, pick 156
Round 6, pick 186
Round 7, pick 216
Round 8, pick 246
Round 9, pick 276
Round 10, pick 306
Rounds 11-20, 24th selection each round.
Recent Cleveland MLB draft picks
2020 Round 1 (23) Carson Tucker
2020 Competitive Balance Round A (36) Tanner Burns
2019 Round 1 (24) Daniel Espino
2018 Round 1 (29) Noah “Bo” Naylor
2018 Compensation selection (35) Ethan Hankins
2018 Competitive Balance Round A (41) Lenny Torres Jr.
2017 Round 2 (64) Quentin Holmes
2016 Round 1 (14) Will Benson
Noteworthy 2021 Draft Prospects
Chase Petty- RHP
Andrew Painter- RHP
Joe Mack- C
Carson Williams- SS
Will Bednar- RHSP
Gunnar Hoglund- RHSP
James Triantos- SS
Edwin Arroyo- SS
Noah Miller- SS
Davis Diaz- SS/C
Gage Jump- LHSP
Daylen Lile- CF
Frank Mozzicato- LHSP