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This is a good year to be drafting at the top of the draft.

Just don’t pick a pitcher.

The position players at the top of this year’s draft class, both high school and college, compare favorably with past draft classes. Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman is a premium No. 1 draft prospect, and he is joined by other college hitters with track record and a number of interesting prep bats.

Shift over to the pitching class and you struggle to come close to the same comparisons. The college class doesn’t have a pitcher who is a clear top-five pick.

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