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MLB surveys: Fans prefer a pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft

MLB Draft starts Sunday, July 11

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Los Angeles Dodgers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 87 percent of Dodgers fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 86 percent last week and 82 percent the week before.

Dodgers fans hope the team can make a splash off the field later this month in the MLB Draft. According to the survey, 53 percent of MLB fans around the country say they pay close attention to the draft.

In the draft, nearly three-fourths of fans want their team to draft a player based on his upside. Only 16 percent want the pick based on how quickly that player can reach the majors while 13 percent want their team to make the safest pick.

The biggest decision facing most teams is what kind of player to draft in the first round. Typically, it comes down to picking between a pitcher or a position player. Nearly two-thirds of fans would rather have their team draft a pitcher.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.