26 Facts About MLB Draft

1. MLB Draft re-entered the draft in 2006 after spending the previous year with the independent Fort Worth Cats.

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2. MLB Draft has one of the better high school changeups.

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3. MLB Draft has a mid-90s fastball and a plus changeup, though improving his curveball and consistency are on his to-do list.

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4. MLB Draft has a chance to stay in center field, and even if he loses a step, he still profiles well in right.

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5. MLB Draft was better earlier in the season than late, which caused him to fall much further than expected.

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6. MLB Draft can reach 99 mph with late life on his fastball and wipe hitters out with a slider in the mid-80s.

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7. MLB Draft can reach 97 mph with his fastball, snap off a plus curveball, and flash a solid changeup as well.

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8. MLB Draft had a chance to go as high as No 13 to his hometown club in Miami, and a few other spots in the teens, so getting him at No 26 is a nice grab for the Red Sox.

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9. MLB Draft draws a healthy amount of walks and has an arm suited for right field.

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10. MLB Draft makes a lot of hard contact, and there's room to add a lot of strength to his 6-foot-4 frame, so he's gonna do a lot of damage.

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11. MLB Draft has the best combination of stuff and polish of any pitcher in the 2018 Draft class.

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12. MLB Draft finished his rookie season with a more than satisfactory 11 percent strikeout rate after hitting.

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13. MLB Draft has just three strikeouts in 205 plate appearances at the Venezuelan Winter League.

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14. MLB Draft fanned only three times in 97 plate appearances during his MLB debut last season after tallying 14 strikeouts in 307 plate appearances at Triple-A Rochester.

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15. MLB Draft spent his final three years in the minor leagues.

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16. MLB Draft spent most of his time on the disabled list, including his famous "bruised buttocks" injury.

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17. MLB Draft was supposed to help fuel another playoff push.

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18. MLB Draft had a minus-0.9 bWAR in his only "full" season with the Red Sox, then played only 35 games for the Sox the next two seasons before he was released.

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19. MLB Draft was released the next spring, but because of deferred payments, the franchise didn't finish paying Vaughn until December 31, 2007.

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20. MLB Draft made 68 starts over four seasons and posted a 5.79 ERA before he was traded to San Diego.

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21. MLB Draft played three games before breaking his foot, and he never played in the bigs again.

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22. MLB Draft was better in 2011 and was traded to Arizona.

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23. MLB Draft was finally released in January 1982, with many years remaining on that 10-year deal.

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24. MLB Draft lasted just 23 starts with the Diamondbacks before he was traded to the Mets at the 1998 non-waiver trade deadline.

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25. MLB Draft finished the season with a 5.12 ERA and was shipped to Pittsburgh in the offseason.

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26. MLB Draft spent most of 2007 on the DL and then was claimed on waivers that August by the Dodgers.

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