The 2021 MLB draft will be held July 11-13 during MLB’s All-Star Week in Atlanta, MLB announced on Thursday. This will mark the first time the MLB draft will not be held in June since its inception in 1965.
The draft will be a minimum of 20 rounds. It will feature a deep draft class. You can read feature stories on all the top prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal here.
“We are pleased to make our draft the newest part of 2021 All-Star Week festivities in Atlanta,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in the release. “The All-Star Game is a celebration of baseball, and the draft will highlight the amateur levels of our great game and its future stars.”
Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for six years. He’s interviewed 253 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, MLB.com and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.