How many SEC baseball players will be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft on Thursday?
According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the answer is roughly six.
Law released his final mock draft on Thursday morning, which projects all 34 selections that will be made as a part of the first round that will be aired on MLB Network at 7 p.m.
In what may be a surprise to some, Law projects that the Philadelphia Phillies will make high school outfielder Mickie Moniak will be the No. 1 overall selection over Florida left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk.
Law does have Puk going No. 2 overall to the Cincinnati Reds.
Here’s a look at all of the SEC players he expected to be drafted tonight, and the teams he believes could take them:
2. Cincinnati Reds: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida
6. Oakland Athletics: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee
10. Chicago White Sox: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State
29. Washington Nationals: Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida
31. New York Mets: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt
32. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt
Puk, Hudson and Dunning are still competing in the NCAA baseball tournament, which will enter the Super Regional stage this weekend.
Puk and Dunning’s Gators will host the Florida State Seminoles in a best-of-three series for a chance to play in the College World Series, while Hudson’s Bulldogs host Arizona.
Senzel’s Tennessee Vols failed to make the tournament, while Reynolds and Sheffield’s Commodores made an early exit in the Nashville Regional following the tragic drowning of teammate Donny Everett.