Finding MLB talent in unlikely places

Pitcher Scott Blewett could be the first first-round pick from the state of New York since 2010. AP Photo/Stacy Jo Grant

One of the interesting things about the MLB draft is that in addition to states like Texas, California, and Florida that continuously have several first-round candidates coming out of high school seemingly every year, you also get the talents that come from places that aren’t considered traditional powers. Mets 2011 first-rounder Brandon Nimmo (Wyoming) and Rockies 2012 first-rounder David Dahl (Alabama) are examples.

We likely won’t see anyone from the prep class go in the first 20 picks this year that are from a “pop-up” state, but here’s a look at three guys from all across the country who have a chance to go on Day 1 come this June.