Ask a Northeast regional scout about the prospects for the 2021 MLB Draft, and you’ll likely hear rave reviews about the New England crop of athletes.
Due to the fallout of a shortened, five-round MLB Draft in 2020 due to the pandemic, there is an unusually abundant crop of pro prospects in New England heading into what will likely be a 40-round reset in 2021. Not only is there plenty of depth among New England prospects in 2021, the top-tier prospects rival some of the top New England selections of the past decade.
Even if the 2021 MLB Draft is cut to five rounds again, there is a chance up to a dozen players with New England ties could hear their names called.
Here is our ranking of players with New England ties who are eligible for the 2021 MLB Draft.