Five storylines to watch as two-way stars take center stage at the MLB draft

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MLB draft prospect Brendan McKay is a duel threat as both a position player and pitcher.
USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball’s draft is a three-day event focused on teenagers and collegians who will not impact the major leagues, by and large, for several years. That doesn’t mean tonight’s event – which starts at 7 ET, with a pre-draft show at 6 on MLB Network – doesn’t want for intrigue.

Here are five things to watch as the Minnesota Twins prepare to go on the clock:

Who’s No. 1?

There’s far more excitement around the top pick than many years, for several reasons. There is no consensus, slam-dunk 1-1 selection. Who goes No. 1 will also have a more significant ripple effect for the next several picks than usual. And the candidates for the top slot already have a significantly higher profile than usual thanks to their significant amateur accomplishments.

With all that said, industry consensus is

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/draft/2017/06/12/mlb-draft-five-storylines-watch-two-way-stars-take-center-stage/102774796/

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