Draft Day 2: How to watch, best available

July 12th, 2021

DENVER -- A left-hander some teams considered the Draft's top southpaw and a pair of players currently participating in Clemson's summer football camp highlight a deep trove of talent still available in the Draft, which began Sunday with 36 prospects selected in the first and supplemental first rounds.

How to watch and when

The Draft continues Monday with rounds 2-10. MLB Network will broadcast the second round and provide live look-ins and coverage during All-Star Monday while MLB.com will stream all nine rounds, starting at 1 p.m. ET. There will be one minute between picks today.

The Draft concludes with rounds 11-20 on Tuesday, starting at noon ET, with no delay between selections, all heard on MLB.com.

Top prospects remaining

Below are quick scouting reports on the 10 highest-ranked players from MLB Pipeline's Draft Top 250 who are still available. If they're drafted on Day 2, especially in the early rounds, that's usually an indication that they'll turn pro.

Anthony Solometo, LHP, Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken Township, N.J. (No. 17)
A 6-foot-5 left-hander with an unorthodox but deceptive delivery, Solometo has the potential for a solid three-pitch mix and fills the strike zone. He's committed to North Carolina. More »

Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork HS, Irmo, S.C. (No. 20)
An outstanding athlete who won South Carolina state championships in football, wrestling and track, Taylor features well above-average speed and more advanced hitting ability than the typical multisport athlete. A quarterback in high school, he projects as a slot receiver if he plays two sports at Clemson. More »

Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee HS, Bogart, Ga. (No. 21)
Chandler not only plays two sports -- he's a Clemson quarterback recruit -- but he's also a two-way player who creates split opinion as to whether he's better as a right-hander (fastball to 97 mph, downer curveball) or a shortstop (switch-hitter with solid power and speed). More »

Jud Fabian, OF, Florida (No. 23)
Fabian comes with swing-and-miss concerns, but he has some of the best raw power in the college crop and some scouts grade his speed, arm and center-field defense all as solid or better. More »

Joshua Baez, OF, Dexter Southfield HS, Brookline, Mass. (No. 24)
Baez has plus-plus raw power and arm strength, and the Vanderbilt recruit can be a star if he can tone down his aggressive approach and make more consistent contact. More »

Peyton Stovall, 2B, Haughton (La.) HS (No. 29)
Stovall has one of the sweetest left-handed swings in the Draft along with advanced hitting ability, but he may be difficult to sign away from an Arkansas commitment. More »

Izaac Pacheco, 3B, Friendswood (Texas) HS (No. 30)
A power-over hit guy with well above-average raw power, Pacheco also has a strong arm and projects as a quality defender at the hot corner. He's committed to Texas A&M. More »

Wes Kath, 3B, Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (No. 34)
An Arizona State recruit, Kath has the chance to hit for average and power as well as the arm strength suited for third base. More »

Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama (No. 35)
Wilson broke Luis Gonzalez's Jaguars freshman home run record with 17 homers in 2019, then changed his approach this spring and became one of the better contact hitters in the college class. More »

Jaden Hill, RHP, Louisiana State (No. 36)
With a mid-90s fastball, tumbling changeup and power slider, Hill entered the year as a potential No. 1 overall pick before blowing out his elbow in April and having Tommy John surgery. More »

Draft order

The Pirates will once again be on the clock when Day 2 of the Draft opens with pick No. 37, the first of Round 2. The day will conclude with the Dodgers making the final selection of Round 10.

There will be eight additional picks after the second round that make up Competitive Balance Round B. Those selections, No. 64-71 overall, will be made by the Pirates, Orioles, Royals, D-backs, Rockies, Indians, Cardinals and Padres.

The Astros will make their first pick of the 2021 Draft on Day 2 -- pick No. 87 overall in the third round -- after forfeiting selections in the first and second rounds as part of their penalties for illegally stealing signs. Houston also has a compensation pick following the fourth round, No. 132 overall, which the team received for George Springer signing with the Blue Jays as a free agent.Complete Draft order »

Bonus pool & slot values

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team gets an allotted bonus pool equal to the sum of the values of that club’s selections in the first 10 rounds of the Draft. The more picks a team has, and the earlier it picks, the larger the pool.

Any bonus greater than $125,000 for a player taken after the 10th round is also applied to the bonus pool total. Slot values were frozen at the 2019 values per an agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association. Because of the pandemic, it was decided to keep the slot values for this year the same as it’s been for the past two years. Typically, the slot value assigned to each pick in the top 10 rounds had gone up the same amount MLB’s annual revenues increased (which would have been 3.5 percent from 2019 to 2020).

As a result, the Pirates’ top pick came in with the same assigned value as last year: $8,415,300 and the Rangers’ No. 2 selection was valued at $7,789,900. With the top pick in each round, as well as a pick in Competitive Balance Round B, the Pirates have the highest overall pool to use in the top 10 rounds ($14,394,000). They are one of 10 teams with eight-figure bonus pools: the Tigers ($14,253,800), Rangers ($12,641,000), Reds ($11,905,700), Orioles ($11,829,300), Red Sox ($11,359,600), D-backs ($11,271,900), Royals ($10,917,700), Rockies ($10,543,900) and Brewers ($10,063,400). The Astros, as a result of not picking until the third round, have the smallest pool at $2,940,600.