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MLB Draft Preview: 2018

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 4, 2018

OwingsChris-gb14 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged and final organizational meetings have been had... and now it's finally draft time! The First Round begins Monday, June 4 on the MLB Network.
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As we mosey around South Carolina throughout the calendar, we are often asked to make predictions on the upcoming draft, who will be taken, which round will they go in, who is most signable, etc. We've asked a few questions of our own to some 'bigwigs' and threw in our two cents as well.

EdwardsCJ-head16But in the past few years it's been a different animal altogether...Check out the drastically new draft rules from yesteryear: 2014 Draft / Slotted Signing Bonus

-2018 Draft Tracker-

lylesjordan-astros11.jpgThe entire process has always been a crapshoot, even for those making the final decisions so we aren't going to take a stab at which round, but below is what we did come up with regards to who has a chance to be drafted this week. Admittedly, every single scout that we spoke with said we would learn alot from this draft to be a little more bold with our prognostication in future years.

Our crystal ball comes with far less confidence than most years, with no sure thing, but here it is:

-Palmetto State Players Receiving Pro Interest this Spring-

 Name  High School  Position  Signed  DP's $.02
 Nate Lamb  Chesnee  LHP  Clemson  Possible
 Jackson Lindley  TL Hanna  RHP  Clemson  Possible
 Daniel Lloyd  Summerville  RHP  South Carolina  Possible
 *Garrett McDaniels  Pee Dee Academy  LHP  Coastal Carolina  Probable
 James Parker  TL Hanna  SS  Clemson  Possible
 *Josiah Sightler  Swansea  OF  South Carolina  Definite
 *Payton Smith  Strom Thurmond  OF/RHP  Flo-Dar Tech  Probable
 Wesley Sweatt  Northwestern  RHP  South Carolina  Possible

Key: Definite, Probable, Possible {chances to be drafted}

-Others Receiving Pro Interest-

 Name  High School  Position  Signed
 Will Bethea  AC Flora  RHP  C of C
 Dallas Callahan  Byrnes  C  Coastal Carolina
 Chad Fairey  Ninety-Six  UTL  Clemson
 Jordan Flanders  North Augusta  OF/RHP  Citadel
 Dylan Harley  Cane Bay  LHP  South Carolina
 Rob Hughes  Northwestern  RHP  Furman
 Matthew Lumsden  JL Mann  OF/1B  Clemson
 RJ Petit  Rock Hill  RHP  Charleston So.
 Michael Poulos  West Ashley  RHP/C  C of C
 Bradwin Salmond  Lugoff-Egin  OF/RHP  Sptg Methodist

*Selected in 2018 MLB Draft