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My Monster top 10’s: 2021 MLB Draft Edition

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As you all know, we are just a week out from the 2021 MLB Draft!!! 


Yeah, I get you. You have no idea who any of these kids are, only the junkiest of junkies do. Oh sure, you may have read a mock draft or two, checked the locals to see who your favorite team may take in the first round. But after that: yeah, you’re as clueless as – well I am. The NFL-NBA and hell even the NHL drafts are 1.) more popular and 2.) better researched by you, me, and anyone at the pub, not to mention covered more than the vaunted: MLB DRAFT! Because let’s face it, the players selected in those drafts have a better chance of one day making it into your living room than the guys I may or may not be introducing you to in the next few paragraphs. For Christ’s sake, there’s even MATH involved in the MLB draft. 

YEAH, MATH, WTF? In the MLB world, each team is given a set amount of Pool Cash that they are allowed to spend on draft picks. So even if your team has a higher draft position than another they may not take the best player available because he may cost too much. My head hurts already. Let’s cut to the chase. Here are my Top 10 prospects in the 2021 MLB draft.


As always….. This is my list: don’t like it, get your own. 

1) Henry Davis, Catcher Louisville 

  1. 6’2, 210 lbs.

  2. Bats R / Throws R

Louisville catcher Henry Davis is driven to be the best version of himself at bat and behind the plate. — Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) July 3, 2021

Davis is my Great and Powerful Oz in the 2021 MLB draft, the can’t miss position player at the position where you truly can’t miss on – Catcher. From what I’ve been told and read, Davis didn’t get a ton of respect from MLB coming out of High School and that became a windfall for him after his years spent at Louisville. 

In 2020, Davis was sold out to the pull side, but he has improved his approach this season to hit the ball to all fields. Most impressively, Davis only struck out 11% of the time this season, an impressive mark for someone who hits the ball as hard as he does. A max EXIT VELO of 109.5 – DAMN.

Davis has a plus arm and throws extremely well. Which he displayed gunning out close to 50% of would be base stealer. He calls a great game and his receiving skills will only get better with better coaching. At 6’2” is not oversized for the spot. 

2) Jack Leiter, SP Vanderbuilt 

  1. 6’1, 205 lbs.

  2. Throws R/ Bats – Who Cares

Here's how Vanderbilt ace and potential Red Sox draft pick Jack Leiter fared at the College World Series last night: — NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) June 29, 2021

Leiter is the complete package – a fastball that sits at 95 mph and he can reach back for 98. Has a plus slider he will throw at any point in the count and a 12 to 6 curveball that is more than respectable. If he can develop a dependable changeup he will be a nightmare for MLB hitters. The son of former MLB pitcher Al Leiter, he knows the pros and knows you need to have a plan. Not sure anyone at the dish will have one for this kid. 

3) Marcelo Mayer, SS East Lake HS 

  1. 6’3, 195 lbs.

  2. Throws R / Bats L 

Harold sees shades of Hall of Famer @RealCJ10 in #1 @MLBDraft prospect Marcelo Mayer! — MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 5, 2021