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2017 Major League Baseball draft

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The 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 12, 2017.[1] 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 on June 13 and 14.[2]

2017 Major League Baseball draft
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General information
Date(s)June 12–14, 2017
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,215 total selections
First selectionRoyce Lewis
Minnesota Twins
First round selections36
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With the worst record in the 2016 MLB season, the Minnesota Twins received the first overall pick.[3] Compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2016 MLB Draft.[4] 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.[5] The Twins selected Royce Lewis with the first overall selection.


First round selectionsEdit

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins Shortstop JSerra Catholic High School (CA)
2 Hunter Greene Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Notre Dame High School (CA)
3 MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres Pitcher Whiteville High School (NC)
4 Brendan McKay Tampa Bay Rays First baseman/Pitcher Louisville
5 Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves Pitcher Vanderbilt
6 Austin Beck Oakland Athletics Outfielder North Davidson High School (NC)
7 Pavin Smith Arizona Diamondbacks First baseman Virginia
8 Adam Haseley Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Virginia
9 Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers Second baseman UC Irvine
10 Jo Adell Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Ballard High School (KY)
11 Jake Burger Chicago White Sox Third baseman Missouri State
12 Shane Baz Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Concordia Lutheran High School (TX)
13 Trevor Rogers Miami Marlins Pitcher Carlsbad High School (NM)
14 Nick Pratto Kansas City Royals First baseman Huntington Beach High School (CA)
15 J. B. Bukauskas Houston Astros Pitcher North Carolina
16 Clarke Schmidt New York Yankees Pitcher South Carolina
17 Evan White Seattle Mariners First baseman Kentucky
18 Alex Faedo Detroit Tigers Pitcher Florida
19 Heliot Ramos San Francisco Giants Outfielder Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
20 David Peterson New York Mets Pitcher Oregon
21 D. L. Hall Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Valdosta High School (GA)
22 Logan Warmoth Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop North Carolina
23 Jeren Kendall Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Vanderbilt
24 Tanner Houck Boston Red Sox Pitcher Missouri
25 Seth Romero Washington Nationals Pitcher Houston
26 Bubba Thompson Texas Rangers Outfielder McGill–Toolen Catholic High School (AL)
27 Brendon Little Chicago Cubs Pitcher State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota

Compensatory roundEdit

Pick Player Team Position School
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

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Drew Rasmussen* Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Oregon State
32 Jeter Downs Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Monsignor Edward Pace High School (FL)
33 Kevin Merrell Oakland Athletics Shortstop South Florida
34 Tristen Lutz Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder James Martin High School (TX)
35 Brent Rooker Minnesota Twins Outfielder Mississippi State
36 Brian Miller Miami Marlins Outfielder North Carolina

Other notable selectionsEdit

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 38 Stuart Fairchild Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Wake Forest
2 39 Luis Campusano San Diego Padres Catcher Cross Creek (GA)
2 43 Greg Deichmann Oakland Athletics Outfielder LSU
2 44 Drew Ellis Arizona Diamondbacks Third baseman Louisville
2 47 Griffin Canning Los Angeles Angels Pitcher UCLA
2 48 Ryan Vilade Colorado Rockies Shortstop Stillwater (OK)
2 49 Gavin Sheets Chicago White Sox First baseman Wake Forest
2 50 Calvin Mitchell Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Rancho Bernardo (CA)
2 51 Joe Dunand Miami Marlins Shortstop NC State
2 52 MJ Melendez Kansas City Royals Catcher Westminster Christian School (FL)
2 54 Matt Sauer New York Yankees Pitcher Righetti High School (CA)
2 56 Corbin Martin Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Texas A&M
2 58 Jacob Gonzalez San Francisco Giants Third baseman Chaparral High School (AZ)
2 61 Hagen Danner Toronto Blue Jays Catcher Huntington Beach High School (CA)
2 65 Wil Crowe Washington Nationals Pitcher South Carolina
2 68 Daulton Varsho Arizona Diamondbacks Catcher Milwaukee
2 74 Zac Lowther Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Xavier
2 75 J. J. Matijevic Houston Astros Outfielder Arizona
3 76 Blayne Enlow Minnesota Twins Pitcher St. Amant High School (LA)
3 84 KJ Harrison Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Oregon State
3 85 Jacob Pearson Los Angeles Angels Pitcher West Monroe High School (LA)
3 92 Trevor Stephan New York Yankees Pitcher Arkansas
3 99 Riley Adams Toronto Blue Jays Catcher San Diego
3 103 Nick Raquet Washington Nationals Pitcher William & Mary
3 104 Matt Whatley Texas Rangers Catcher Oral Roberts
4 111 Will Toffey Oakland Athletics Third baseman Vanderbilt
4 117 Lincoln Henzman Chicago White Sox Pitcher Louisville
4 124 Kramer Robertson St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop LSU
4 129 Kevin Smith Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Maryland
5 153 David Banuelos Seattle Mariners Catcher Long Beach State
6 173 Dalton Guthrie Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop Florida
6 176 Chad Spanberger Colorado Rockies First baseman Arkansas
7 207 Evan Skoug Chicago White Sox Catcher TCU
7 214 Chase Pinder St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Clemson
8 249 Kacy Clemens Toronto Blue Jays First baseman Texas
9 261 Jared Poché Oakland Athletics Pitcher LSU
10 301 Kyle Serrano Houston Astros Pitcher Tennessee
10 313 Trey Turner Washington Nationals Pitcher Missouri State
15 438 Cole Bellinger San Diego Padres Pitcher Hamilton High School (AZ)
15 459 Ryan Noda Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Cincinnati
26 781 Josh Rojas Houston Astros Second baseman Hawaii
29 872 Tristan Beck* New York Yankees Pitcher Stanford
30 902 Jake Mangum* New York Yankees Outfielder Mississippi State
32 960 Andrew Beckwith Kansas City Royals Pitcher Coastal Carolina
38 1129 J. J. Schwarz* Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Florida
38 1132 Emerson Hancock* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Cairo High School (GA)


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for the Cleveland Indians signing Edwin Encarnación
  2. ^ Compensation pick for the Colorado Rockies signing Ian Desmond
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the St. Louis Cardinals signing Dexter Fowler


  1. ^ "2017 MLB Draft Date Set -". August 24, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Feinsand, Mark (January 20, 2016). "2017 MLB Draft coverage begins on Monday night |". Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (January 20, 2016). "2017 MLB Draft order set: Twins pick first |". Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Mark Polishuk (October 2, 2016). "Current 2017 MLB Draft Order". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Competitive Balance picks set for MLB Draft". Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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