Who should the Cleveland Indians target in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft? Here are three college prospects to consider.
The 2021 MLB Draft may be the most important draft for the Cleveland Indians in quite some time.
As the team trends near a rebuilding process and only added six prospects plus some undrafted free agents in 2020 due to the MLB opting for a five-round draft amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indians need to bolster their farm system and that all starts with nailing their first round selection.
After a 35-25 finish in 2020, the Indians will pick 23rd in the 2021 draft. In 2020, Cleveland also picked 23rd and took shortstop Carson Tucker out of Mountain Pointe High School in Arizona in hopes he’ll be their shortstop of the future with Francisco Lindor not likely to be part of the teams’ future long-term.
In 2021, they’ll likely look for another first round bat but may opt to take advantage of a loaded class of arms.
With most high schools not playing their baseball seasons amid the pandemic in 2020, the early rounds may be dominated by college prospects.
Here are three college prospects for the Indians to consider with the 23rd overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.