The first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft are in the books. The Phillies ended up selecting five high school and five college players. Six of the team’s selections were pitchers, the other four being outfielders.
The Pirates ended up with four pitchers, two catchers, two outfielders and a third baseman. Seven college players and three highs schoolers.
Penn State, meanwhile, had senior pitcher Conor Larkin go to Toronto in the ninth round. Rounds 11 through 20 start today at noon.
In last night’s annual Home Run Derby, Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso won, becoming just the third back to back winner of the event. Tonight, it’s the All-Star game itself. Phillies’ catcher J.T. Realmuto will bat seventh, followed by Bucs’ center fielder Bryan Reynolds and second baseman Adam Frazier.
And these games still don’t count but it’s still a bit concerning. Team USA basketball has now lost back to back exhibitions. After getting upset by Nigeria, the Americans yesterday lost to Australia. The basketball portion of the upcoming Games starts on July 24th.