2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: First Basemen

This year’s draft is particularly heavy on first basemen. Some of these prospects have the potential to play another position, with some being more likely than others to play the outfield. The class also has Brendan McKay, who is among the best prospects in the class as a lefthanded pitcher as well.

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Below are the rankings of this year’s first basemen. Their rankings in the BA 500¬†are in parentheses.

1. Brendan McKay, Louisville (3)
2. Evan White, Kentucky (12)
3. Pavin Smith, Virginia (15)
4. Nick Pratto, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS (24)
5. Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (45)
6. Gavin Sheets, Wake Forest (65)
7. Drew Ellis, Louisville (66)
8. K.J. Harrison, Oregon State (68)
9. JJ Matijevic, Arizona (70)
10. Joe Perez, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. (98)
11. Terry Fuller, Griffin (Ga.) HS (142)
12. Chad Spanberger, Arkansas (163)
13. Sean Bouchard, UCLA (189)
14. Reynaldo Rivera, Chipola (Fla.) JC (191)
15. Alex Toral, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. (199)
16. Tim Elko, Hillsborough HS, Tampa (248)
17. Nick Brueser, Hamilton HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (288)
18. Jake Adams, Iowa (296)
19. Mason Martin, Southridge HS, Kennewick, Wash. (312)
20. Matt Winaker, Stanford (316)
21. Scott Schreiber, Nebraska (348)
22. J.J. Schwarz, Florida (374)
23. Drew Lugbauer, Michigan (378)
24. Eric Wagaman, Orange Coast (Calif.) JC (385)
25. Danny Zimmerman, Redondo Union HS, Redondo Beach, Calif. (424)
26. Connor Allen, Merritt Island (Fla.) HS (440)
27. Tyreque Reed, Itawamba CC (Miss.) (471)
28. Ryan Garcia, Point Loma Nazarene (485)

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