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2018 MLB Draft: Day Two summary and day three open thread

What went down on Day Two.

2014 MLB Draft Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Yesterday was day two of the MLB Draft. Here are the results, and use this thread to discuss anything from the past two days or anything going down today.

Notable Picks

MLB Draft Pick Tracker

Third Round

79. Detroit Tigers: 2B Kody Clemens, Texas

81. Chicago White Sox: LHP Konnor Pikington, Mississippi State

83. New York Mets: OF Carlos Cortes, South Carolina

87. Baltimore Orioles: RHP Blaine Knight, Arkansas

88. Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Adam Kloffenstein, Magnolia HS (TX)

89. Miami Marlins: OF Tristan Pompey, Kentucky

94. Kansas City Royals: OF Kyle Isbel, UNLV

100. Boston Red Sox: RHP Durbin Feltman, TCU

Fourth Round

107. Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Colton Eastman, Cal Sate Fullerton

109. Cincinnati Reds: OF Mike Siani, William Penn Charter School (PA)

123. St. Louis Cardinals: RHP Steven Gingery, Texas Tech

125. Milwaukee Brewers: RHP Aaron Ashby, Crowder College (MO)

Fifth Round

150. Tampa Bay Rays: RHP Taj Bradley, Redan HS (GA)

153. St. Louis Cardinals: 2B Nick Dunn, Maryland

159. Arizona Diamondbacks: RHP Matt Mercer, Oregon

161. Washington Nationals: OF Gage Canning, Arizona State

Sixth Round

174. Pittsburgh Pirates: RHP Michael Flynn, Arizona

185. Milwaukee Brewers: RHP Drew Rasmussen, Oregon State

193. Cleveland Indians: Raynel Delgado, Calvary Christian Academy (FL)

Seventh Round

201. San Diego Padres: OF Jawuan Harris, Rutgers

222. Houston Astros: C Cesar Salazar, Arizona

Eighth Round

233. Oakland Athletics: C JJ Schwarz, Florida

238. Seattle Mariners: RHP Joey Gerber, Illinois

249. Arizona Diamondbacks: RHP Levi Kelly, IMG Academy (FL)

Ninth Round

257. Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Dominic Pipkin, Pinole Valley HS (CA)

260. New York Mets: RHP Bryce Montes de Oca, Missouri

Tenth Round

304. Minnesota Twins: RHP Regi Grace, Madison Central HS (MS)

314. Los Angeles Dodgers: 2B Deacon Liput, Florida


The first name called on day two ended up being a familiar one, as Kody Clemens, as second baseman out of the University of Texas, was taken by the Detroit Tigers. He is the son of heralded pitcher Roger Clemens.

With prep talent falling, the Reds were able to surprise some people by taking when of the top ranked outfielders in this draft class, Mike Siani out of a Pennsylvania high school. Heading into today, the consensus is that he wouldn’t sign, but the Reds may believe they have the money to lure him away from his commitment at Virginia.

Later in the fourth round, the Cardinals made an interesting selection by taking Texas Tech RHP Steven Gingery. Heading into the college baseball season, Gingery was viewed as one of the better arms that would be available for picking. But an unfortunately timed elbow injury caused him to get Tommy John surgery, significantly bumping down his draft stock.

Jumping to the later rounds of today, the New York Mets grabbed one of the more compelling pitchers in this draft class, taking Missouri RHP Bryce Montes de Oca with the 260th overall pick. The 154th overall ranked prospect according to Baseball America, he stands at an imposing six foot seven, 260 pounds on the mound, occasionally touching 100 mph with his fastball.

The 314th overall selection for draft and the final one for day two, the Dodgers grabbed Deacon Liput, a second baseman from the University of Florida.

Two down, one to go. Get energized for the biggest day of the draft in terms of picks, because there will be 30 rounds and a whopping 900 selections. While not as notable as the first two days of the draft in terms of prospects, this is still around 75% of team’s drafts, so the importance of it should definitely not be overlooked.

Use this page as an open thread and discussion for Day Three as we head into round eleven.