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A Southern California high school shortstop was chosen No. 1 in the Major League Baseball draft Monday, but it's not the one you're thinking.Royce Lewis
of JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
went to the Minnesota Twins with the top overall pick, marking the third time a Southern California player has been chosen No. 1 overall in the past four seasons.
Speculation most of the season was that Hunter Greene
of Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
might be the No. 1 overall pick after appearing in that spot in a number of mock drafts and also appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier in the season. He went to the Cincinnati Reds with the No. 2 overall pick.
High school players continued to come off the board when MacKenzie Gore
of Whiteville (Whiteville, N.C.)
went to the San Diego Padres with the No. 3 overall pick.
Lewis was the Gatorade State Player of the Year in California and was the Los Angeles Times All-Area Player of the Year as a junior - winning both awards over Greene. Lewis batted .377 with four home runs this year and had 25 stolen bases. There is speculation that Lewis may end up in the outfield if he does not stay at shortstop.
A prep player from California had gone No. 1 overall in two of the past three seasons with Brady Aiken
of Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)
going No. 1 in 2014 and Mickey Moniak
of La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.)
being chosen as the top pick in 2016.