MLB decides 2021 Draft order, Rangers will have No. 2 pick

Kumar Rocker

PITTSBURGH/DALLAS - Per a report, the MLB will select the 2021 Draft order by 2020 final standings, which means the Pittsburgh Pirates will be getting the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the Rangers with the No. 2 pick.

The Rangers won their final three games over the Houston Astros to finish the season with the second-worst record in MLB at 22-38. The final three wins didn't have an impact on the standings as the Pittsburgh Pirates won only one of their final three games to finish with baseball's worst record at 19-41.

Since 1965, the Pirates have made the first overall pick four times, the most recent being in 2011 when they chose pitcher Gerrit Cole.

The early speculation has been Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, both pitchers from Vanderbilt University, could be the eventual first pick.

While Rocker or Leiter are not locks to be in a Pirates’ uniform, it's widely expected that both will be the first two picks in the draft.

You can get more familiar with both players right here.