It’s mock draft day at True Blue LA, where we peruse some recent projections for the upcoming 2021 MLB Draft, which will take place beginning July 11, coinciding with the All-Star break.
“Kudrna fits in the Dodgers mold of power arms, and they’ve been tied mostly to prep players, which makes sense given their top-tier development,” wrote McDaniel, who also noted two-way players Spencer Schwellenbach and Carson Williams as potential Dodgers fits.
2021 @BenKudrna (@BVSW_BSB & @LSUbaseball sign) is pounding the zone through the first two innings of this one sitting 92-94 T95 and flashing a slider with some late depth at 83.@NathanRode #MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/i2qIgEQytz— PBR Kansas (@PBRKansas) May 18, 2021
Keith Law at The Athletic rated Kudrna the 44th-best draft prospect this year, noting, “Kudrna is a projection right-hander with a good delivery and enough present stuff, including the makings of a good slider and potentially plus change-up.”
Kudrna has a college commitment to LSU.