2017 Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects

SEE ALSO: Preseason College Top 100

SEE ALSO: Preseason High School Top 100

SEE ALSO: 2017 Draft Archive


With the draft just 39 days away, the top of the class has yet to crystallize—even at the top.

Hunter Greene and Brendan McKay remain atop the rankings, while Vanderbilt righthander Kyle Wright has reasserted himself as a top-of-the-draft talent by showing plus potential and command of four pitches over three consecutive electric outings.

Risers at the top of the class include Wright, prep lefthander MacKenzie Gore and high school outfielder Jordon Adell, with prep righties Sam Carlson and Matt Sauer also significantly on the rise in a fluid prep class. Carlson compares positively to fellow Minnesota prep product Logan Shore, showing better velocity and a better slider at a comparable stage. Sauer has earned comparisons to John Lackey with mid-90s heat and wicked breaking pitches.

College pitching remains the strength of this year’s class despite some inconsistency by the likes of righthanders Alex Faedo and Tanner Houck and the injury of Clarke Schmidt, who had top 15 helium before tearing his UCL. Pac-12 Friday starters Griffin Canning (UCLA), David Peterson (Oregon) and Luke Heimlich (Oregon State) have all pitched themselves into the thick of Day One consideration.

Missouri’s Houck hasn’t shown the same velocity or breaking ball consistency that he showed as a freshman and could slide into the back of the first round. Prior to a suspension for a violation of team rules, lefthander Seth Romero (Houston) was trending towards the top of the draft, but now questions about his off-field makeup have made him a wild card in this year’s class. Romero was reinstated this week and pitched on Tuesday night, with a fastball sitting 94-96 mph in two innings of work.

The college position player class remains thin, but prospects from that demographic always rise up as the draft nears. The college catching and shortstop classes are thin, which could allow performers such as Joey Morgan (Washington) or Jesse Berardi (St. John’s) to come off the board higher than where their toolsets might otherwise indicate. There’s a healthy debate among scouts as to who the best ACC center fielder is after Adam Haseley (Virginia); Brian Miller (North Carolina) and Stuart Fairchild (Wake Forest) both project to stay in center.

The junior college ranks give a much-needed boost to the top of the class. Righthander Nate Pearson (Central Florida) has progressed this spring and could join lefthander Brendon Little (Manatee) as a Day One pick. Andrew Bechtold (Chipola) is batting .450/.562/.725 and could take an even bigger jump with a strong performance in this weekend’s FCSAA junior college tournament.


Rk Player Pos School Video Ht Wt B/T Commitment/Drafted
1 Hunter Greene RHP/SS Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 205 R/R UCLA
2 Brendan McKay LHP/1B Louisville bba_video_icon_red 6/2 212 L/L Padres ’14 (34)
3 Kyle Wright RHP Vanderbilt bba_video_icon_red 6/4 220 R/R Never drafted
4 MacKenzie Gore LHP Whiteville (N.C.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 L/L East Carolina
5 Royce Lewis SS/OF JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 R/R UC Irvine
6 JB Bukauskas RHP North Carolina bba_video_icon_red 6/1 196 R/R D-backs ’14 (20)
7 Pavin Smith 1B Virginia bba_video_icon_red 6/2 210 L/L Rockies ’14 (32)
8 Jordon Adell OF Ballard HS, Louisville bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 R/R Louisville
9 Austin Beck OF North Davidson HS, Lexington, N.C. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 200 R/R North Carolina
10 Alex Faedo RHP Florida bba_video_icon_red 6/5 220 R/R Tigers ’14 (40)
11 Jeren Kendall OF Vanderbilt bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 L/R Red Sox ’14 (30)
12 Shane Baz RHP Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas bba_video_icon_red 6/3 190 R/R Texas Christian
13 Adam Haseley OF Virginia bba_video_icon_red 6/1 195 L L Never drafted
14 DL Hall LHP Valdosta (Ga.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 180 L/L Florida State
15 Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville (Minn.) HS 6/4 208 R/R Florida
16 David Peterson LHP Oregon bba_video_icon_red 6/6 242 L/L Red Sox ’14 (28)
17 Nick Pratto 1B Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 L/L Southern Cal
18 Seth Romero LHP Houston bba_video_icon_red 6/3 240 L/L Never drafted
19 Jake Burger 3B Missouri State bba_video_icon_red 6/2 210 R/R Never drafted
20 Keston Hiura 2B/LF UC Irvine bba_video_icon_red 6/1 188 R/R Never drafted
21 Griffin Canning RHP UCLA bba_video_icon_red 6/1 170 R/R Rockies ’14 (38)
22 Matt Sauer RHP Ernest Righetti HS, Santa Maria, Calif. 6/4 200 R/R Arizona
23 Bubba Thompson OF McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 180 R/R Alabama
24 Heliot Ramos OF Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 185 R/R FIU
25 Logan Warmoth SS North Carolina bba_video_icon_red 6/1 189 R/R Never drafted
26 Nick Allen SS Francis Parker School, San Diego bba_video_icon_red 5/8 155 R/R Southern Cal
27 Blayne Enlow RHP St. Amant (La.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/4 180 R/R Louisiana State
28 Trevor Rogers LHP Carlsbad (N.M.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/6 185 L/L Texas Tech
29 Tanner Houck RHP Missouri bba_video_icon_red 6/5 218 R/R Blue Jays ’14 (12)
30 Nate Pearson RHP Central Florida JC 6/6 245 R/R Never drafted
31 Luke Heimlich LHP Oregon State 6/1 190 L/L Never drafted
32 Alex Lange RHP Louisiana State bba_video_icon_red 6/3 201 R/R Never drafted
33 Drew Waters OF Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 S/R Georgia
34 Brendon Little LHP State JC of Florida bba_video_icon_red 6/2 215 L/L Giants ’15 (36)
35 Hans Crouse RHP Dana Hills HS, Dana Point, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/5 185 L/R Southern Cal
36 Clarke Schmidt RHP South Carolina bba_video_icon_red 6/1 205 R/R Never drafted
37 Tanner Burns RHP Decatur (Ala.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 210 R/R Auburn
38 Mark Vientos SS/3B American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/4 200 R/R Miami
39 Brady McConnell SS Merritt Island (Fla.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 170 R/R Florida
40 Quentin Holmes OF Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS, East Elmhurst, N.Y. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 180 R/R Mississippi State
41 Stuart Fairchild OF Wake Forest 6/1 195 R/R Nationals ’14 (38)
42 Brian Miller OF North Carolina bba_video_icon_red 6/1 186 L/R Never drafted
43 Evan White 1B/OF Kentucky bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 B/L Never drafted
44 Wil Crowe RHP South Carolina 6/2 250 R/R Indians ’16 (21)
45 Hagen Danner RHP/C Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 200 R R UCLA
46 Luis Campusano C Cross Creek HS, Augusta, Ga. bba_video_icon_red 5/11 210 R/R South Carolina
47 Michael Mercado RHP Westview HS, San Diego 6/4 160 R/R Stanford
48 Steven Jennings RHP Dekalb County HS, Smithville, Tenn. 6/2 175 R/R Mississippi
49 Ryan Vilade 3B Stillwater (Okla.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 R/R Oklahoma State
50 M.J. Melendez C Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 L/R FIU
51 Matt Tabor RHP Milton (Mass.) Academy bba_video_icon_red 6/2 160 R/R Elon
52 Alex Scherff RHP Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS bba_video_icon_red 6/2 210 S/R Texas A&M
53 Garrett Mitchell OF Orange Lutheran HS bba_video_icon_red 6/2 205 L/R UCLA
54 Tristan Beck RHP Stanford 6/4 190 R/R Brewers ’15 (34)
55 Jacob Heatherly LHP Cullman (Ala.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 L/L Alabama
56 K.J. Harrison 1B/C Oregon State bba_video_icon_red 6/1 208 R/R Indians ’14 (25)
57 Gavin Sheets 1B Wake Forest bba_video_icon_red 6/5 235 L/L Braves ’14 (37)
58 Cole Brannen OF The Westfield School, Perry, Ga. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 L/R Georgia Southern
59 James Marinan RHP Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/5 220 R/R Miami
60 Jake Eder LHP Calvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/4 220 L/L Vanderbilt
61 Drew Ellis 3B Louisville 6/3 210 R/R Never drafted
62 Tristen Lutz OF Martin HS, Arlington, Texas bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 R/R Texas
63 JJ Matijevic 1B Arizona bba_video_icon_red 6/1 199 L/R Red Sox ’14 (22)
64 Brent Rooker 1B/OF Mississippi State 6/4 220 R/R Twins ’16 (38)
65 Jacob Pearson OF West Monroe (La.) HS bba_video_icon_red 5/11 195 L/R Louisiana State
66 Chris Seise SS West Orange (Fla.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/3 170 S/R Central Florida
67 Sam Keating RHP The Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 190 R/R Clemson
68 Jeter Downs SS Monsignor Edward Pace HS, Miami bba_video_icon_red 5/11 190 R/R Miami
69 Bryce Bonnin RHP Barbers Hill HS, Mont Belvieu, Texas bba_video_icon_red 6/1 180 R/R Arkansas
70 Riley Adams C San Diego 6/4 210 R/R Cubs ’14 (37)
71 Kevin Smith SS Maryland bba_video_icon_red 6/1 188 R/R Never drafted
72 Chris McMahon RHP West Chester (Pa.) Rustin HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 R/R Miami
73 Daniel Cabrera OF Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge, La. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 L/L Louisiana State
74 Evan Skoug C TCU bba_video_icon_red 5/11 200 L/R Nationals ’14 (34)
75 Joe Perez RHP/1B Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 210 R/R Miami
76 Connor Wong C Houston 6/1 181 R/R Never drafted
77 Daniel Tillo LHP Iowa Western JC 6/5 215 L/L Twins ’15 (39)
78 Daniel Ritcheson RHP Bishop Alemany HS, Mission Hills, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 R/R San Diego State
79 Calvin Mitchell OF Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego bba_video_icon_red 6/1 195 L/L San Diego
80 Joey Morgan C Washington 6/1 205 R/R Never drafted
81 Kevin Merrell SS South Florida 6/1 189 L/R Never drafted
82 Greg Jones SS Cary (N.C.) HS bba_video_icon_red 5/11 170 B/R UNC-Wilmington
83 Luis Gonzalez OF New Mexico bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 L/L Never drafted
84 Blaine Knight RHP Arkansas 6/3 165 R/R Never drafted
85 Jake Thompson RHP Oregon State 6/2 204 R/R Cubs ’13 (34)
86 Jesse Berardi SS St. John’s bba_video_icon_red 5/10 185 L/R Phillies ’14 (40)
87 Conner Uselton OF Southmoore HS, Moore, Okla. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 185 R/ R Oklahoma State
88 Michael Gigliotti OF Lipscomb 6/1 176 L/L Never drafted
89 Shane Drohan LHP Cardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 190 R/L Florida State
90 Adam Hall SS A.B. Lucas Secondary School, London, Ont. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 165 R/R Texas A&M
91 Tyler Freeman SS Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 170 R/R TCU
92 Ernie Clement SS/OF Virginia 6/1 165 R/R Never drafted
93 Brad Dobzanski RHP Delsea (N.J.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/3 195 R/R Kentucky
94 Kyle Hurt RHP Torrey Pines HS, San Diego bba_video_icon_red 6/3 200 R/R Southern Cal
95 Greg Deichmann OF Louisiana State bba_video_icon_red 6/2 191 L/R Twins ’16 (26)
96 Caden Lemons RHP Vestavia Hills (Ala.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/6 175 R/R Mississippi
97 Matt Whatley C Oral Roberts 5/10 190 R/R Never drafted
98 Jordan Anderson OF James Clemens HS, Madison, Ala. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 R/R Mississippi State
99 Zach Rutherford SS Old Dominion 6/2 180 R/R Never drafted
100 Seth Corry LHP Lone Peak HS, Highland, Utah bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 L/L Brigham Young
101 Chris Williams C Clemson 6/1 220 R/R Never drafted
102 Noah Campbell SS Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 B/R South Carolina
103 Spencer Strider RHP Christian Academy of Knoxville bba_video_icon_red 6/1 205 R/R Clemson
104 Zac Lowther LHP Xavier bba_video_icon_red 6/2 235 L/L Never drafted
105 Devin Hairston SS Louisville bba_video_icon_red 5/7 162 R/R Never drafted
106 Sam McMillan C Suwanee (Fla.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 195 R/R Florida
107 Steven Williams C/OF Deerfield-Windsor HS, Albany, Ga. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 220 L/R Auburn
108 Tony Dibrell RHP Kennesaw State 6/3 205 R/R Never drafted
109 Corbin Martin RHP Texas A&M 6/2 200 R/R Never drafted
110 Colton Hock RHP Stanford 6/5 220 R/R Never drafted
111 Donovan Casey RHP/OF Boston College 6/3 205 R/R Never drafted
112 David Banuelos C Long Beach State 6/1 205 R/R Never drafted
113 Blake Hunt C Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. 6/3 180 R/R Pepperdine
114 Gavin Williams RHP Cape Fear HS, Fayetteville, N.C. bba_video_icon_red 6/6 200 L/R East Carolina
115 Drew Rasmussen RHP Oregon State bba_video_icon_red 6/2 225 R/R D-backs ’14 (39)
116 James Karinchak RHP Bryant 6/3 230 R/R Never drafted
117 Austin Martin SS Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 170 R/R Vanderbilt
118 Landon Leach RHP Pickering HS, Ajax, Ont. bba_video_icon_red 6/4 215 R/ R Texas
119 Morgan Cooper RHP Texas 6/4 215 R/ R Nationals ’16 (34)
120 Andrew Bechtold 3B Chipola (Fla.) JC 6/1 195 R/R Rangers ’14 (37)
121 Dylan Busby 3B/1B Florida State bba_video_icon_red 6/3 190 R/R Never drafted
122 Joe Dunand SS/3B North Carolina State 6/2 205 R/R Indians ’14 (35)
123 Jacob Gonzalez 3B Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. 6/4 210 R/R TCU
124 Daulton Varsho C Wisconsin-Milwaukee 5/10 200 L/R Never drafted
125 Jeremiah Estrada RHP Palm Desert (Calif.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 S/R UCLA
126 Cole Turney OF Travis HS, Richmond, Texas bba_video_icon_red 6/1 200 L/L Arkansas
127 Hunter Ruth RHP Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 R/R Florida
128 C.J. Van Eyk RHP Steinbrenner HS, Lutz, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 R/R Florida State
129 Terry Fuller 1B Griffin (Ga.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/4 210 L/R Chipola College (Fla.)
130 Logan Allen LHP University HS, Orange City, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 5/11 175 R/L FIU
131 Jordan Spicer RHP Polk (Fla.) State JC 6/3 205 R/R Central Florida
132 Mason House OF Whitehouse (Texas) HS 6/2 190 L/L LSU-Eunice
133 Charlie Barnes LHP Clemson 6/1 175 L/L Never drafted
134 Nick Raquet LHP William & Mary 6/1 205 R/L Never drafted
135 AJ Labas RHP Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 220 R/R North Florida
136 Justin Lewis RHP Kentucky 6/2 205 L/L Never drafted
137 Kyle Jacobsen OF Allatoona HS, Acworth (Ga.) bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 R/L South Carolina
138 Garett King RHP California Baptist 6/4 189 R/R Never drafted
139 Keegan Thompson RHP Auburn 6/2 209 R/R Tigers ’16 (33)
140 Riley Thompson RHP Louisville 6/3 206 L/R Reds ’15 (37)
141 Peter Solomon RHP Notre Dame bba_video_icon_red 6/4 201 R/R Padres ’14 (21)
142 Seth Lonsway LHP Celina (Ohio) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 160 L/L Ohio State
143 Zach Pop RHP Kentucky 6/4 220 R/R Blue Jays ’14 (23)
144 Deon Stafford C St. Joseph’s 6/1 202 R/R Never drafted
145 Tyler Johnson RHP South Carolina 6/2 205 R/R Never drafted
146 Tommy Doyle RHP Virginia 6/6 235 R/R Nationals ’14 (35)
147 Garrett Cave RHP Tampa 6/4 205 R/R Yankees ’14 (17)
148 Spencer Howard RHP Cal Poly 6/3 205 R/R Never drafted
149 Michael Baumann RHP Jacksonville 6/4 225 R/R Twins ’14 (34)
150 Caleb Sloan RHP Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo. bba_video_icon_red 6/3 210 R/ R Texas Christian
151 Spencer Smith C Northern HS, Durham, N.C. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 200 R/R East Carolina
152 Jared Oliva OF Arizona 6/2 194 R/R Never drafted
153 Sean Bouchard 1B/3B UCLA 6/3 215 R/R Never drafted
154 Brian Shaffer RHP Maryland 6/5 200 R/R Never drafted
155 Donnie Sellers RHP Wake Forest bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 R/R Never drafted
156 Ryan Lillie RHP UC Riverside 6/1 210 R/ R Never drafted
157 Cole Freeman 2B Louisiana State 5/9 174 R/R Dodgers ’16 (18)
158 Nick Egnatuk 3B Immaculata HS, Somerville, N.J. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 185 R/R Pittsburgh
159 Dalton Guthrie SS Florida bba_video_icon_red 6/1 185 R/R Twins ’14 (40)
160 Jake Mangum OF Mississippi State 6/1 185 B/L Never drafted
161 Cullen Large 2B William & Mary 6/1 175 B/R Never drafted
162 Philip Clarke C Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville bba_video_icon_red 5/11 190 L/R Vanderbilt
163 Jack Leftwich RHP Next Level Academy, Maitland, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/4 210 R/R Florida
164 Mike Rivera C Florida bba_video_icon_red 5/10 205 R/R Athletics ’14 (33)
165 Bryce Montes de Oca RHP Missouri 6/7 261 R/R White Sox ’14 (14)
166 Clayton Keyes OF Bishop Carroll HS, Calgary, Alb. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 215 R/R Washington State
167 Zach Jackson C Winter Haven (Fla.) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/3 215 L/R Florida
168 Quinn Brodey OF Stanford 6/1 200 L/L Nationals ’14 (37)
169 Alex Troop LHP Michigan State 6/5 210 L/L Never drafted
170 Glenn Otto RHP Rice 6/5 240 R/R Never drafted
171 Will Toffey 3B Vanderbilt 6/2 205 L/R Orioles ’16 (25)
172 Taylor Walls SS Florida State bba_video_icon_red 5/10 180 B/R Never drafted
173 Mitchell Stone LHP Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla. bba_video_icon_red 6/9 240 L/L Oklahoma State
174 Reed Hayes RHP Vanderbilt 6/3 185 R/R Royals ’15 (28)
175 Justin Bullock RHP South Granville HS, Creedmoor, N.C. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 200 R/R NC State
176 Joe Lancellotti RHP Penn Charter, Philadelphia bba_video_icon_red 6/1 200 R/R North Carolina
177 Zach Schellenger RHP Seton Hall 6/5 210 R/R Never drafted
178 Oliver Jaskie LHP Michigan 6/3 210 L/L Never drafted
179 Connor Seabold RHP Cal State Fullerton 6/3 190 R/R Orioles ’14 (19)
180 Jake Holmes SS Pinnacle HS, Phoenix bba_video_icon_red 6/4 200 R/R Arizona State
181 Adam Oviedo SS Alvarado (Texas) HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 186 R/R TCU
182 Alex Toral 1B Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. bba_video_icon_red 6/1 220 L/L Miami
183 Nick Storz RHP/1B Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, N.Y. bba_video_icon_red 6/5 255 R/R Louisiana State
184 Buddy Kennedy 3B Millville (N.J.) Senior HS bba_video_icon_red 6/1 190 R/R North Carolina
185 Evan Mendoza 3B North Carolina State 6/2 200 R/R Never drafted
186 Ricky Tyler Thomas LHP Fresno State bba_video_icon_red 6/1 175 R/L Never drafted
187 Hunter Williams LHP No school. 6/3 225 L/L Giants ’14 (32)
188 Alika Williams SS Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego 6/2 175 R/R Arizona State
189 Riley Otteson RHP Utah 6/1 185 R/R Never drafted
190 Kyle Datres 3B North Carolina bba_video_icon_red 6/1 192 R/ R Never drafted
191 Bryce Johnson OF Sam Houston State 6/2 180 B/R Never drafted
192 Josh Roberson RHP UNC Wilmington 6/3 175 R/R Never drafted
193 Kevin Abel RHP Madison HS, San Diego bba_video_icon_red 6/2 180 R/R Oregon State
194 Evan Steele LHP Chipola (Fla.) JC 6/5 210 R/L Never drafted
195 Erik Ostberg C Hartford 5/10 225 L/R Never drafted
196 Griffin Roberts RHP Wake Forest bba_video_icon_red 6/3 210 R/R Never drafted
197 Je’Von Carrier-Ward OF Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif. bba_video_icon_red 6/5 190 L/R Southern Cal
198 Kier Meredith OF Glenn HS, Winston-Salem, N.C. bba_video_icon_red 5/11 175 L/L Clemson
199 Jesse Franklin OF Seattle Prep bba_video_icon_red 6/2 207 L/L Michigan
200 Ricardo De La Torre SS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. bba_video_icon_red 6/2 175 R/R Auburn

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