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2018 MLB Draft: Second round results

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Live-blogging the second round


Results from the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft:

44. Tigers Parker Meadows, OF, Grayson, Georgia: Brother of Austin Meadows and could become a similar player, although not as mature or polished at the same age as his brother was; had late helium, perhaps not coincidentally at the same time his brother started ripping major league pitching, Clemson commit.

45. Giants Sean Hjelle, RHP, University of Kentucky: full profile here.

46. White Sox Steele Walker, OF, University of Oklahoma. full profile here.

47. Reds Lyon Richardson, RHP, Jensen Beach, Florida: University of Florida recruit; super-athletic with fresh arm, fastball around 90 but has considerable developmental potential.

48. Mets Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP, Sugarland, Texas: University of Texas recruit; stuff inconsistent but he has good size at 6-4, 210, and has been up to 93 MPH while flashing a curve; Mets know something about helping physical right-handers from Texas develop their secondaries.

49. Braves Greyson Jenista, OF, Wichita State full profile here.

50. Athletics Jameson Hannah, OF, Dallas Baptist full profile here.

51. Pirates Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, Robinson, Texas: Baylor recruit; athletic with projectability and high upside, inconsistent but the Pirates love working with this type of arm.

52. Blue Jays Griffin Conine, OF, Duke University: Son of Jeff Conine; hit .277/.402/.585 with 15 homers, 37 walks, 61 strikeouts in 195 at-bats; will sell out for power too much at times but when he’s properly locked in he can truly mash

53. Marlins Osiris Johnson, SS, Alameda, California Cousin of Jimmy Rollins, very athletic; Cal State Fullerton recruit; erratic but has a chance to stick at shortstop while providing above-average offense if it all comes together.

54. Mariners Joshua Stowers, OF, University of Louisville: Solid college bat hit .343/.471/.564 on the season, stole 33 bases, drew 45 walks, intriguing leadoff potential.

55. Rangers Owen White, RHP, China Grove, North Carolina

56. Rays Tyler Frank, SS, Florida Atlantic University

57. Angels Jeremiah Jackson, SS, Mobile, Alabama

58. Royals Jonathan Bowlan, RHP, University of Memphis

59. Twins Ryan Jeffers, C, UNC-Wilmington

60. Brewers Joe Gray, OF, Hattesburg, Mississippi

61. Yankees Josh Breaux, C, McClellan Community College

62. Cubs Brennen Davis, OF, Chandler, Arizona

63. Diamondbacks Alek Thomas, OF, Chicago, Illinois

64. Red Sox Nick Decker, OF, Tabernacle, New Jersey

65. Nationals Tim Cate, LHP, University of Connecticut

66. Astros Jayson Schroeder, OF, Kirkland, Washington

67. Indians Nick Sandlin, RHP, Southern Mississippi

68. Dodgers Michael Grove, RHP, University of West Virginia


69. Marlins Will Banfield, C, Snellville, Georgia

70. Athletics Jeremy Eierman, SS, Missouri State University Profile here

71. Rays Tanner Dodson, RHP, University of California

72. Reds Josiah Gray, RHP, Le Moyne College profile here

73. Brewers Micah Bello, OF, Hilo, Hawaii

74. Padres (from Twins in Phil Hughes trade) Grant Little, OF, Texas Tech


75. Cardinals (compensation for losing Lance Lynn) Luken Baker, 1B, TCU

76. Rockies (compensation for losing Greg Holland): Mitchell Kilkenny, RHP, Texas A&M

77. Cubs (compensation for losing Wade Davis) Cole Roederer, OF, Santa Clarita, CA

78. Cubs (compensation for losing Jake Arrieta) Paul Richan, RHP, University of San Diego