MLB Draft: Two Former Americas Players Wait for Their Dream Call
A pair of former Americas High School baseball could be getting the call of a lifetime as early as tonight with the MLB Draft getting underway this week. Recently graduated Darell Hernaiz, a shortstop, and Adrian Torres, an outfielder from the class of 2018, are projected to be drafted this week.
The first two rounds of the MLB draft are set for tonight at 5 p.m. MT, followed by rounds 3-10 tomorrow (11 a.m. MT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday (10 a.m. MT).
Hernaiz continues to gain recognition and notoriety as a 6-foot-1 prospect, who has signed to Texas Tech. He hit .404 for Americas, with six doubles, two triples and seven home runs this year. Multiple draft scouts and baseball writers have him being drafted on day two, but some project Hernaiz to be drafted as high as the second round.
At New Mexico Junior College, Torres looked to sharpen his technique before re-entering the draft this year after being drafted in the 33rd round by the Red Sox last year. Torres batted .361 with 12 homers, 48 RBI and 58 runs scored. He stands at 6-foot-1 as well and bats left-handed.