Now part of the All-Star festivities, the annual MLB Amateur Draft will kick off on Sunday from Denver, Colorado. 

2021 MLB Draft Cleveland Facts

  • Cleveland holds four picks (23, 58, 69, 95) in the top 100, with 7 top 200 picks
  • The club owns 21 total selections (additional Competitive Balance round B aka CBB)
  • Cleveland’s last CBB selection exercised: Tyler Freeman- 71st overall, 2017
  • The organization’s total maximum draft pool: $7,398,800 (no overages allowed)

Where to watch/listen to the 2021 MLB Draft

  • Round 1 and CBA- Sunday 7 PM (watch on ESPN, MLB Network, listen on
  • Rounds 2-10 Monday 1 PM (watch on MLB Network, listen on
  • Rounds 11-20 Tuesday Noon (listen on

Cleveland’s recent draft philosophy

Cleveland has drafted prep players in each of the last five years with their first selection. The Tribe keys in on the athletic middle of the diamond performers and pitchers with advanced pitch-ability. The organization seems to prefer are; athleticism, cold-weather players, “famous” performers (Team USA, PG, etc.), advanced bats with hitting-ability, and young for the class players/pitchers. Look for these trends to continue in 2021. 

Current Scouting Director Scott Barnsby took over in 2019 and helped produce two talented draft classes (2019-2020). His focus seemed to be prep bats, particularly the middle of the diamond talent and college arms with advanced feel. 

Most recent mock draft results

  • Baseball America: HS C Harry Ford
  • ESPN: COL RHP Gunnar Hoglund
  • Fangraphs: HS RHP Chase Petty
  • Keith Law: HS LHP Anthony Solometo
  • Harry Ford- C North Cobb HS, GA
  • Prospects Live- COL RHSP Michael McGreevy

Cleveland’s Picks in the 2021 MLB Draft

Round 1, pick 23

Round 2, pick 58

CBB Round, pick 69

Round 3, pick 95

Round 4, pick 125

Round 5, pick 156

Round 6, pick 186

Round 7, pick 216

Round 8, pick 246

Round 9, pick 276

Round 10, pick 306

Rounds 11-20, 24th selection each round.

Recent Cleveland MLB draft picks

2020 Round 1 (23) Carson Tucker

2020 Competitive Balance Round A (36) Tanner Burns

2019 Round 1 (24) Daniel Espino

2018 Round 1 (29) Noah “Bo” Naylor

2018 Compensation selection (35) Ethan Hankins

2018 Competitive Balance Round A (41) Lenny Torres Jr.

2017 Round 2 (64) Quentin Holmes 

2016 Round 1 (14) Will Benson

Noteworthy 2021 Draft Prospects

Chase Petty- RHP

Andrew Painter- RHP

Joe Mack- C

Peyton Stovall-SS/2b

Carson Williams- SS

Will Bednar- RHSP

Gunnar Hoglund- RHSP

Gavin Williams-RHSP

James Triantos- SS

Edwin Arroyo- SS

Noah Miller- SS

Davis Diaz- SS/C

Gage Jump- LHSP

Daylen Lile- CF

Frank Mozzicato- LHSP

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