2017 Major League Debuts And Their Signing Scouts

Each player who makes his major league debut this season had a scout recommend him to his signing organization. To give credit where credit is due, we’ll track those scouts and scouting directors, where applicable, for each player to make the big leagues for the first time in 2017.

Players are sorted in alphabetical order by debut date. Included with each listing is signing organization, year signed and draft round in parentheses, where applicable. Source indicates the high school, junior college, college or country from which each player signed. The BA Executive Database supplies the names of scouting directors.

Players listed with an asterisk (*) were major league Rule 5 draft selections last December.

We also have MLB debuts archives for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

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Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Austin Pruitt, rhp, Rays 4/2 27 Rays ’13 (9) Houston
Signed By: Pat Murphy Director: R.J. Harrison
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Barrett Astin, rhp, Reds 4/3 25 Brewers ’13 (3) Arkansas
Signed By: Tim Collinsworth Director: Bruce Seid
*Allen Cordoba, ss, Padres 4/3 21 Cardinals ’13 Panama
Signed By: Arquimedes Nieto/Angel Ovalles Director: Moises Rodriguez
*Miguel Diaz, rhp, Padres 4/3 22 Brewers ’11 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Fernando Arango
Yandy Diaz, 3b, Indians 4/3 25 Indians ’13 Cuba
Signed By: Juan Alvarez/Felix Nivar Director: Ramon Pena
Brock Stassi, 1b, Phillies 4/3 27 Phillies ’11 (33) Nevada
Signed By: Joey Davis Director: Marti Wolever
*Luis Torrens, c, Padres 4/3 20 Yankees ’12 Venezuela
Signed By: Alan Atacho/Darwin Bracho/Ricardo Finol Director: Donny Rowland
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jacob May, cf, White Sox 4/4 25 White Sox ’13 (3) Coastal Carolina
Signed By: Kevin Burrell Director: Doug Laumann
Daniel Robertson, ss, Rays 4/4 23 Athletics ’12 (1s) HS—Upland, Calif.
Signed By: Eric Martins Director: Eric Kubota
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Chase De Jong, rhp, Mariners 4/5 23 Blue Jays ’12 (2) HS—Long Beach
Signed By: Joe Aversa Director: Andrew Tinnish
*Justin Haley, rhp, Twins 4/5 25 Red Sox ’12 (6) Fresno State
Signed By: Demond Smith Director: Amiel Sawdaye
Drew Robinson, 2b/of, Rangers 4/5 24 Rangers ’10 (4) HS—Las Vegas
Signed By: Todd Guggiana Director: Kip Fagg
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Rookie Davis, rhp, Reds 4/6 23 Yankees ’11 (14) HS—Holly Ridge, N.C.
Signed By: Scott Lovekamp Director: Damon Oppenheimer
Andrew Knapp, c, Phillies 4/6 25 Phillies ’13 (2) California
Signed By: Joey Davis Director: Marti Wolever
Antonio Senzatela, rhp, Rockies 4/6 22 Rockies ’11 Venezuela
Signed By: Orlando Medina/Carlos Gomez Director: Rolando Fernandez
*Stuart Turner, c, Reds 4/6 25 Twins ’13 (3) Mississippi
Signed By: Alan Sandberg Director: Deron Johnson
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Rockies 4/7 23 Rockies ’14 (1) Evansville
Signed By: Scott Corman Director: Bill Schmidt
Amir Garrett, lhp, Reds 4/7 24 Reds ’11 (22) HS—Henderson, Nev.
Signed By: Clark Crist Director: Chris Buckley
Ben Taylor, rhp, Red Sox 4/7 24 Red Sox ’15 (7) South Alabama
Signed By: Danny Watkins Director: Mike Rikard
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
*Mike Hauschild, rhp, Rangers 4/8 27 Astros ’12 (33) Dayton
Signed By: Nick Venuto Director: Bobby Heck
Casey Lawrence, rhp, Blue Jays 4/8 29 Blue Jays ’10 Albright (Pa.)
Signed By: Bobby Gandolfo Director: Andrew Tinnish
Paul Sewald, rhp, Mets 4/8 26 Mets ’12 (10) San Diego
Signed By: Fred Mazuca Director: Tom Tanous
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Kyle Higashioka, c, Yankees 4/10 26 Yankees ’08 (7) HS—Huntington Beach, Calif.
Signed By: David Keith Director: Damon Oppenheimer
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Johan Camargo, util, Braves 4/11 23 Braves ’10 Panama
Signed By: Luis Ortiz Director: Johnny Almaraz
J.T. Riddle, ss, Marlins 4/11 25 Marlins ’13 (13) Kentucky
Signed By: Matt Gaski Director: Stan Meek
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jake Junis, rhp, Royals 4/12 24 Royals ’11 (29) HS—Rock Falls, Ill.
Signed By: Scott Melvin Director: Lonnie Goldberg
Jordan Montgomery, lhp, Yankees 4/12 24 Yankees ’14 (4) South Carolina
Signed By: Billy Godwin Director: Damon Oppenheimer
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Joe Jimenez, rhp, Tigers 4/13 22 Tigers ’13 HS—Gurabo, P.R.
Signed By: Rolando Casanova/German Geigel Director: Scott Pleis
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Shane Carle, rhp, Rockies 4/14 25 Pirates ’13 (10) Long Beach State
Signed By: Brian Tracy Director: Joe Delli Carri
*Dylan Covey, rhp, White Sox 4/14 25 Athletics ’13 (4) San Diego
Signed By: Eric Martins Director: Eric Kubota
Jarlin Garcia, lhp, Marlins 4/14 24 Marlins ’10 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Sandy Nin Director: Albert Gonzalez
Willy Garcia, rf, White Sox 4/14 24 Pirates ’10 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Marino Tejada Director: Rene Gayo
Jesse Winker, lf, Reds 4/14 23 Reds ’12 (1s) HS—Orlando
Signed By: Greg Zunino Director: Chris Buckley
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Stefan Crichton, rhp, Orioles 4/16 25 Orioles ’13 (23) Texas Christian
Signed By: Ken Guthrie Director: Gary Rajsich
Sal Romano, rhp, Reds 4/16 23 Reds ’11 (23) HS—Southington, Conn.
Signed By: Lee Seras Director: Chris Buckley
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jose Osuna, 1b/of, Pirates 4/18 24 Pirates ’09 Venezuela
Signed By: Rodolfo Petit Director: Rene Gayo
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jorge Bonifacio, of, Royals 4/21 23 Royals ’09 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Edis Perez Director: Rene Francisco
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Phillip Ervin, of, Reds 4/22 24 Reds ’13 (1) Samford
Signed By: Ben Jones Director: Chris Buckley

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