Baseball: Red Wing's Boldt still on the board
Red Wing senior Ryan Boldt will have to wait another day to get drafted by a major league baseball team.
The speedy center fielder was not selected in the first 10 rounds of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday or Friday.
Before a knee injury in the Wingers' season-opening doubleheader on April 26, an injury that required arthroscopic surgery, Boldt was considered by many a sure-fire first-round pick. ESPN's Keith Law had Boldt ranked the 13th best draft prospect and Baseball America had him as the 22nd-rated prospect before the injury, with both dropping his value after the injury. MLB Network's Jonathon Mayo had Boldt at No. 39 this week and all three outlets had Boldt selected in the opening rounds but a lack of exposure this spring and questions about his signability caused the Red Wing standout to stay on the board. Boldt is the highest ranked player on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list who remains undrafted.
According to MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, teams are given a designated amount of money to spend on each selection and if a player is not signed that was taken in the first 10 round, the team forfeits the ability to spend that money elsewhere.
Boldt stock soared last summer as he was named MVP of the Perfect Game All-American Classic August 12 in San Diego and was picked to the 2012 All-Area Code Team a few days later. He was also selected to Team USA's 18-and-under team that took gold in Seoul, South Korea.
Boldt can still be drafted on Saturday as Rounds 11-40 will be announced live on MLB.com starting at noon.