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Mock Draft 3.0 - 2017 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski , 01 June 2017 · 5,759 views

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#1 Minnesota Twins – Kyle Wright – rhp – Vanderbilt
At this point the Twins have narrowed down their potential picks to a few players, with Wright being the favorite. The dark horse who could unseat him? J.B. Bukauskas.

#2 Cincinnati Reds – Brendan McKay – lhp – Louisville
McKay plays college ball close to Cincinnati, so their executives and scouts have had plenty of opportunities to see him. Hunter Greene could also be picked here.

#3 San Diego Padres – Hunter Greene – rhp – California High School
If Greene is available at #3 he will not fall past the Padres.

#4 Tampa Bay Rays – J.B. Bukauskas – rhp – North Carolina
The Rays have been watching the prep hitters closely this year, but I think that this is the year they pick a pitcher, and Bukauskas is the best available in the draft.

#5 Atlanta Braves – MacKenzie Gore – lhp – North Carolina High School
The Braves have been scouting Gore extensively this spring, and they like to draft high school pitchers.

#6 Oakland Athletics – Pavin Smith – 1b – Virginia
The A’s want Bukauskas, but Smith would be a good consolation prize for them.

#7 Arizona Diamondbacks – Royce Lewis – ss – California High School
Many people think that Lewis will go higher than this, but if the Rays pass he will probably fall into the hands of the Diamondbacks.

#8 Philadelphia Phillies – Adam Haseley – of – Virginia
Jeren Kendall or Alex Faedo could be picked here as well.

#9 Milwaukee Brewers – Austin Beck – of – North Carolina High School
My first change from last week’s mock is the #9 pick. The Brewers could very well pick Wisconsin native Jeren Kendall, but they also really like Austin Beck.

#10 Los Angeles Angels – Jeren Kendall – of – Vanderbilt
The Angels will probably pick a college player, but if they do not they will draft Jo Adell.

#11 Chicago White Sox – Alex Faedo – rhp – Florida
The White Sox almost always select college players, and Faedo would be the best available if this scenario plays out.

#12 Pittsburgh Pirates – Keston Hiura – 2b – UC Irvine
The Pirates have been secretive this year, but there are rumors that Hiura is their favorite.

#13 Miami Marlins – D.L. Hall – lhp – Georgia High School
Hall has been the Marlins pick in every mock I have done, and that is not changing.

#14 Kansas City Royals – Trevor Rogers – lhp – New Mexico High School
The Royals have been focused on prep players this spring, and many believe they will take Rogers.

#15 Houston Astros – Shane Baz – rhp – Texas High School

#16 New York Yankees – Jordan Adell – of – Kentucky High School

#17 Seattle Mariners – Evan White – 1b – Kentucky

#18 Detroit Tigers – Clarke Schmidt – rhp – South Carolina

#19 San Francisco Giants – Nick Pratto – 1b – California

#20 New York Mets – Jake Burger – 3b – Missouri State

#21 Baltimore Orioles – Logan Warmoth – ss – North Carolina

#22 Toronto Blue Jays – David Peterson – lhp – Oregon

#23 Los Angeles Dodgers – Bubba Thompson – of – Alabama High School

#24 Boston Red Sox – Seth Romero – lhp – No School

#25 Washington Nationals – Alex Lange – rhp – LSU

#26 Texas Rangers – Matt Sauer – rhp – California High School

#27 Chicago Cubs – Griffin Canning – rhp – UCLA

#28 Toronto Blue Jays – Nate Pearson – rhp – Florida JUCO

#29 Texas Rangers – Tristan Lutz – of – Texas High School

#30 Chicago Cubs – Nick Allen – ss – California High School

#31 Tampa Bay Rays – Heliot Ramos – of – Puerto Rico

#32 Cincinnati Reds – Quentin Holmes – of – New York High School

#33 Oakland Athletics – Brian Miller – of – North Carolina

#34 Milwaukee Brewers – Drew Waters – of – Georgia High School

#35 Minnesota Twins – Tanner Houck – rhp – Missouri

#36 Miami Marlins – Brendon Little – lhp – Florida JUCO

#37 Minnesota Twins – Sam Carlson – rhp – Minnesota High School

Good stuff.Just a note: Seth Romero is still a student at Houston.He just is not a member of its baseball team any longer. He was not kicked out of school

    • Hrbowski likes this
Jun 01 2017 10:06 PM
I have trouble seeing Carlson dropping that far
Cory Engelhardt
Jun 02 2017 06:31 AM

I can't see Carlson dropping that far. It'd be nice, as a Twins fan, if he did, but I just can't see it. If he is there at 35 he is the pick, no? Plus, how much money are they saving with Wright to be able to turn Carlson to sign and not go to college?

I doubt Sam Carlson will be available at 37.