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Rutschman, Witt, Vaughn lead list of MLB Draft prospects


The Baltimore Orioles lead off the Major League Baseball Draft for the first time in 30 years and Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman is a heavy favorite to be selected No.


Texas high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., the son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt; Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn; Vanderbilt outfielder JJ Bleday; and Georgia high school shortstop CJ Abrams are also possibilities to have their names called early by Commissioner Rob Manfred at MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.


Gatorade's Washington state player of year hit .540 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs from left side of plate while playing excellent defense in center field.


Gatorade's Florida state player of year hit .422 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 38 runs scored as arguably country's top prep outfielder.


Generally regarded as top pitching prospect in this year's class , lefty went 6-6 with 2.36 ERA and struck out 131 while walking just 25 in 103 innings for Horned Frogs.


Outstanding overall hitter looking to become first repeat winner of Golden Spikes Award after being selected as country's top college player as sophomore last year.






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