There are 10 rounds of selections in the books, and things are just getting started at the 2014 MLB draft.
Rounds 11-40 are set to take place on Saturday. While the top prospects have already seen their names come off the board, teams will be able to take a swing at some prospects they've had their eye on in the hopes of convincing them to sign.
Let's break down everything you need to know to view Day 3 of the draft.
2014 MLB Draft: Rounds 11-40
When: Saturday, June 7
Start Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Historic Early Run on Young Pitchers
Seeing teams make a run at pitching at the top of the draft is commonplace. Seeing teams make a run at young talent also happens every year.
Both at the top of the draft, though? In that sense, 2014 unfolded unlike any draft in MLB history.
Brady Aiken was nabbed with the first overall pick by the Houston Astros, making him the first amateur to go No. 1 overall since 1991.
Tyler Kolek came off the board next at No. 2 to the Miami Marlins. That's a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old—both high schoolers—going No. 1 and No. 2.
According to MLB Draft, they were the first two combinations of grade school standouts to be the first names called in history:
It may be unconventional, but it's awfully hard not to see why each pitcher has been targeted as a likely future star. Aiken already has a fastball that can zoom past many big league hitters and with an arsenal of supplemental pitches to combat them. Kolek doesn't have as polished of pitches but can throw the heck out of a fastball and has a developing curve.
The Astros and Marlins certainly aren't in any rush to toss their top pick into the rotation, as they could have taken N.C. State's Carlos Rodon if they were looking for more of an immediate impact. That will give them time to develop these talents.
Two-Sport Star Connaughton Achieves Dream
It's all too common for draft-eligible players to toy with the decision to sign with a team that drafts them or go back to college and wait to improve their game in the hopes of upping their stock.
In Pat Connaughton's case, he's going back for a completely different reason.
The Notre Dame pitcher doubles as arguably the most important player on the Fighting Irish men's basketball team, and he made it clear throughout the draft process he will only sign with a team that allows him to play his senior season of hoops in 2014-15.
The Baltimore Orioles are now that team after drafting him in the fourth round, and he's staying true to his word, per ESPN's Brendan C. Hall:
Connaughton's basketball skills are well-known, as he averaged 13.8 points per game last season, but on the mound he has even more to show. A weekend starter all three years he's pitched at Notre Dame, his 6'5" frame and athletic abilities make him a sure thing to develop into at least a formidable bullpen member.
The Orioles will likely sign Connaughton and hope he stays healthy on the hardwood so he can be a full go heading into 2015 spring training.
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