2016 MLB Draft: Here's thirteen things to know about Day 1

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2016 MLB Draft: Here's thirteen things to know about Day 1

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:15 am

Here's thirteen things to know about Day 1 of the 2016 MLB Draft

The first day of the 2016 First Year Player Draft took place Thursday night with a total of 77 picks being made. The draft will continue with rounds 3-10 on Friday, then conclude with rounds 11-40 on Saturday...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:16 am

DRAFT DAY ONE SEES SEVERAL SURPRISES

he Philadelphia Phillies wouldn’t confirm it until right up until the eve of the start of Thursday’s 2016 Draft.

But they’d identified outfielder Mickey Moniak, out of La Costa Canyon High in suburban San Diego, as the potential No. 1 pick for at least a couple of weeks. And as predicted for the previous two weeks at Baseball America, the Phillies went through with it and selected Moniak first overall, making him the fifth San Diego-area player selected with the top pick since 2000.

Moniak joins Adrian Gonzalez (2000), Matt Bush (2004), Stephen Strasburg (2009) and Brady Aiken (2014) as No. 1 picks from the San Diego area. He started off a first round that included several surprises, particularly among the pitchers. A quick rundown:

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