Encouraging Signs for MLB Diversity

The amateur draft included the highest percentage of African-American players in 20 years.

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Outfielder Victor Roache (No. 28, Brewers), and;

Outfielder Lewis Brinson (No. 29, Rangers).

No more than five African-Americans had been selected in the first round since 1992. Just one was chosen last year — right-handed pitcher Joseph Ross, who went to the Padres with the 25th pick.

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