By: Kyle MacLelland, Larry King Now
Day one of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft concluded last night, with teams selecting a total of 77 players in the first round. The remaining 40 rounds of the draft will take place today and tomorrow. Here's what you need to know about the top three picks...
1 ) The Philadelphia Phillies had the first-overall pick, and selected star high school outfielder Mickey Moniak from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, CA. Moniak is the first high school outfielder to be selected number one since Justin Upton went to the Diamondbacks in 2005. Many analysts are saying they expect him to finalize a contract with Phillies very soon.
2) The second pick went to the Cinncinati Reds, who took Nick Senzel from the University of Tennessee. Senzel, who is the highest drafted player in the history Tennessee, is a star third baseman. There is talk, however, that in due time Senzel will end up playing first base in the majors.
3 ) And the third selection was made by the Atlanta Braves — their highest pick in the draft since 1991. They chose high schooler Ian Anderson, who hails from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, NY. Anderson is stand out right-handed pitcher who was named the 2015 Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger.
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