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Kahlil Watson MLB Draft Prediction & Profile

Larry Rupp
Kahlil Watson MLB Draft prediction, draft profile and stats.
Kahlil Watson MLB Draft prediction, draft profile and stats. / Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images
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The 2021 MLB draft class is full of young talent at every position and that includes an 18-year-old shortstop out of Wake Forest High School named Kahlil Watson.

MLB mock drafts don't quite have a consensus projection on Watson, but one thing is clear — he is a surefire first-round pick.

Kahlil Watson Draft Projection

With that in mind, let's take a look at some expert predictions for Watson's landing spot in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Kahlil Watson Draft Stock

FanGraphs projections are from Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein's mock draft, MLB.com projections are from Jim Callis' latest mock, CBS Sports projections are from Mike Axisa's latest mock draft.

FanGraphs: Arizona Diamondbacks (No. 6 Overall)
MLB.com: Colorado Rockies (No. 8 overall)
CBS Sports: Los Angeles Angels (No. 9 overall)

Kahlil Watson MLB Draft Prediction

Round 1
- Arizona Diamondbacks (No. 6) - 1
- Colorado Rockies (No. 8) - 1
- Los Angeles Angels (No. 9) - 1

Kahlil Watson Analysis

Reports say Watson has explosive tools across the board and has continued to improve throughout his high school career. He makes constant contact at the plate and showcases a big arm out in the field. The young shortstop has also verbally committed to play at North Carolina State.


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