2017 Major League Baseball draft
The 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 12, 2017. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first 36 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast on MLB Network on June 12, while the remainder of the draft was live streamed on MLB.com on June 13 and 14.
|2017 Major League Baseball draft|
|Date(s)||June 12–14, 2017|
|Location||Secaucus, New Jersey|
|1,215 total selections|
|First selection||Royce Lewis|
|First round selections||36|
With the worst record in the 2016 MLB season, the Minnesota Twins received the first overall pick. Compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2016 MLB Draft. Also, fourteen small-market teams competed in a lottery for additional competitive balance picks, with six teams receiving an additional pick after the first round, and eight teams receiving an additional pick after the second round. The Twins selected Royce Lewis with the first overall selection.
First round selectionsEdit
|*||Player did not sign|
|28||Nate Pearson||Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 1]||Pitcher||College of Central Florida|
|29||Christopher Seise||Texas Rangers[Compensation 2]||Shortstop||West Orange High School (FL)|
|30||Alex Lange||Chicago Cubs[Compensation 3]||Pitcher||LSU|
Competitive Balance Round AEdit
Other notable selectionsEdit
- Compensation picks
- "2017 MLB Draft Date Set - BaseballAmerica.com". August 24, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- Feinsand, Mark (January 20, 2016). "2017 MLB Draft coverage begins on Monday night | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
- Mayo, Jonathan (January 20, 2016). "2017 MLB Draft order set: Twins pick first | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
- Mark Polishuk (October 2, 2016). "Current 2017 MLB Draft Order". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
- "Competitive Balance picks set for MLB Draft". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.