The track team again drafted Max Muncy.
Selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2021 MLB DraftLater, Oakland selected high school shortstop Max Muncy from Thousand Oaks High School in California. Nine years ago, Team A took away a first baseman of the same name from Baylor: Yes, Dodgers All-Star Max Monsey.
The similarities are not limited to names. The birthdays of these two players are August 25th. The best of the Dodgers was born in 1990, and the rookie of A was born in 2002. They are not related.
There are more places that make players look very similar. High school students are 6-1, Every MLB pipeline, And the major league is 6-0. It is well known that both enter the draft with above-average strength and positional flexibility-although the high school student has the opportunity to stay as a shortstop, and the Dodgers star distributes time between first and third base , Occasionally have time at second base.
The 2021 track and field draft pick is likely to hope that his Oakland career will last a little longer than his Dodge counterparts. Major League Baseball star Max Monsey was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, but was waived by the track and field team in April 2017. A few weeks later, the Dodgers signed a minor league contract with him and returned to the major leagues with them in 2018. He hit 35 home runs that year and has been the mainstay of the Los Angeles team ever since. He is now two All-Stars and won the World Series championship ring in 2020.
Thousand Oaks shortstop Max Muncy is praised for his bat, and MLB Pipeline describes him as a potential average hitter who “may have above-average power.” The scout website says he can stick to shortstop, but can move to second or third base. It compares him to the Brave shortstop Dansby Swanson and former Rangers and Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.
A’s already has Max Muncy and watched him become a star in Los Angeles. They may wish to be more patient with the second one.