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Colorado Rockies draft preview: Kiley McDaniel’s predictions and thoughts

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What will the Colorado Rockies do with the eighth pick in the 2021 MLB Draft? That’s one of the questions we asked ESPN MLB insider Kiley McDaniel on a pre-draft Zoom call.

With McDaniel set to be a signature part of ESPN’s national telecast of the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft on Sunday, July 11 (held in Denver as part of All-Star Game festivities), we wanted to get his take on not only this year’s draft class, but also how previous drafts could impact Colorado’s choices this year and beyond.