The MLB Draft is typically underway at this time of year, just before the start of the NCAA D1 College World Series.
This year, the draft is a month later so that prospects can give scouts an extended look after the shortened 2020 collegiate season and cancellation of several summer collegiate leagues. When the 2021 MLB Draft kicks off on July 11, several New England players are likely to be selected in the revised 20-round format.
In MLB's most recent ranking of the top 200 prospects for the upcoming draft, one New England pitcher is ranked No. 22 overall. Three other New Englanders are ranked in the top 200.
A day after ranking the top 10 prep/high school prospects for the 2021 MLB Draft, we take a look at the top 15 D1 pitchers with New England ties.