2017 MLB Draft Grades: Arizona Diamondbacks

Best Pure Hitter: The Diamondbacks loved 1B Pavin Smith’s (1) ability to handle the bat at Virginia, and took him with the seventh overall pick of the draft. He showed them what they expected in the short-season Northwest League, where he hit .318/.401/.415 with more walks (27) than strikeouts (24).

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