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The 2021 MLB draft is scheduled to take place during the All-Star break in July. Between now and then we will be profiling several players who the Yankees may be considering. Predicting who a team will draft is a crapshoot, so hopefully if we profile enough players we’ll profile the one the Yankees take with their first round pick. You can view the full archive here. Today’s profile: Gunnar Hoglund.

Background

Hoglund is a 6-4, 220 lb RHP at Ole Miss. He was drafted in the supplemental 1st round by the Pirates in 2018, but ultimately decided to go to college. Unfortunately for Hoglund, he had to go under the knife for Tommy John surgery in the midst of a breakout season this year. Originally pegged as the best college pitcher other than the Vandy boys — Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker — Hoglund now finds himself likely to get selected in the mid-late first round.

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