The 2021 MLB Draft is set to be well stocked with local talent, as is evidenced by Major League Baseball’s recent ranking of the nation’s top draft prospects. The league’s annual ranking system for draft prospects includes six players with New England ties among the top 45 players.
Of the six New England players, three will play their college ball for the same New England Division 1 program this spring. Two will play college ball for teams outside of New England. And one player will suit up for a New England prep school for the first time.
With what is expected to be a 20-round MLB Draft in June, as many as 20 players with New England ties could hear their respective names called.
Here is our list of top 20 prospects.