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Arizona Diamondbacks 2021 MLB Mock Draft Roundup


We've been tracking MLB mock drafts from various baseball analysts, writers and bloggers via our 2021 MLB Mock Draft Database.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have the 6th pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and our Arizona Diamondbacks 2021 MLB Mock Draft Roundup compiles picks for the Diamondbacks in recently-updated mock drafts.

The picks listed below are sorted by when the mock draft was updated (date in parenthesis) with the most recent mocks listed first.

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MLB.com - Mayo (6/2)
Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt

A rough SEC Tournament outing for Rocker didn't help his standing, but the size and arm strength should keep him from falling too far.

The Athletic - Law (5/27)
Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt

They'd love Lawlar, and I would say there's a non-zero chance he gets here; if Texas takes Rocker or Leiter and Boston takes the other, that probably pushes Lawlar here, with Baltimore likely going under slot.

MLB.com - Callis (5/26)
Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt

Rocker was MLB Pipeline's preseason No. 1-rated prospect and has performed well for much of the season, though there's also some thought that the D-backs may want a hitter here. Of the players who could realistically get to No. 6, Davis might be the preferred choice, and Arizona also has scouted House and Watson extensively.

ESPN - McDaniel (5/11)
Sal Frelick, CF, Boston College

It's unclear exactly what the Diamondbacks do here, but Frelick fits their preferences perfectly. Davis is a nice fit as well, and House doesn't really fit them at all. Looking at Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas and Matt McLain, you can see the trend in up-the-middle contact-first shorter-armed types, and Frelick is exactly that. He's a 70 runner with at least average raw power, above-average contact skills and some background playing the infield if they want to move him to second base at some point. Due to his size, I don't think Frelick goes much higher than this, but I also don't think he gets out of the top 10.

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