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2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: Lefthanders



Lefthanders are always highly valued in the draft. On pure upside, MacKenzie Gore is the top southpaw in the class.

Below are the rankings of this year's lefties. Their rankings in the BA 500 are in parentheses.

Ryan Weathers Mauriciosalasgetty

Why The Padres Chose Ryan Weathers For Their NLDS Roster Over MacKenzie Gore

In the context of what the Padres need and the pitchers’ performances this summer, the decision makes sense.

1. MacKenzie Gore, Whiteville (N.C.) HS (4) 2. Brendan McKay, Louisville (3) 3. DL Hall, Valdosta (Ga.) HS (16) 4. David Peterson, Oregon (17) 5. Seth Romero, Houston (27) 6. Trevor Rogers, Carlsbad (N.M.) HS (31) 7. Brendon Little, State JC of Florida (36) 8. Jacob Heatherly, Cullman (Ala.) HS (63) 9. Jake Eder, Calvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (69) 10. Evan Steele, Chipola (Fla.) JC (90) 11. Daniel Tillo, Iowa Western (93) 12. Seth Corry, Lone Peak HS, Highland, Utah (102) 13. Shane Drohan, Cardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, Fla. (106) 14. Charlie Barnes, Clemson (108) 15. Zac Lowther, Xavier (112) 16. Brendan Murphy, Mundelein (Ill.) HS (119) 17. Seth Lonsway, Celina (Ohio) HS (127) 18. Logan Allen, University HS, Orange City, Fla. (143) 19. Nick Raquet, William & Mary (145) 20. Dalton Lehnen, Augustana (153) 21. Tarik Skubal, Seattle (156) 22. Asa Lacy, Tivy HS, Kerrville, Texas (176) 23. Alex Troop, Michigan State (179) 24. Tyler Holton, Florida State (180) 25. Oliver Jaskie, Michigan (184) 26. Ryley Widell, Central Arizona JC (185) 27. Hunter Williams, No school. (193) 28. Jerryell Rivera Gonzalez, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (208) 29. Jordan Fowler, Dyer County HS, Newbern, Tenn. (209) 30. Josh Fleming, Webster (Mo.) (210) 31. Lucas Gilbreath, Minnesota (218) 32. Kirk McCarty, Southern Mississippi (219) 33. Ricky Tyler Thomas, Fresno State (227) 34. Mitchell Stone, Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla. (228) 35. Jordan Butler, Alonso HS, Tampa (251) 36. Zach Logue, Kentucky (258) 37. John Gavin, Cal State Fullerton (268) 38. Logan Salow, Kentucky (274) 39. Joe Gobillot, St. John's School, Houston (275) 40. Nick Kennedy, Texas (276) 41. J.P. Sears, The Citadel (289) 42. Ethan Lindow, Locust Grove (Ga.) HS (318) 43. Cameron Bishop, UC Irvine (319) 44. Hugh Fisher, Briarcrest Christian School, Memphis (326) 45. Packy Naughton, Virginia Tech (338) 46. Sam Weatherly, Howell (Mich.) HS (350) 47. Jackson Stoeckinger, Central Florida JC (351) 48. Jared Poche, Louisiana State (360) 49. Jake Latz, Kent State (361) 50. Sean Guenther, Notre Dame (363) 51. Blake Weiman, Kansas (370) 52. Bryan Sammons, Western Carolina (375) 53. Sam Glick, El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif. (380) 54. Austin Pollock, Lincoln HS, Tallahassee (406) 55. Reid Detmers, Chatham Glenwood HS, Chatham, Ill. (422) 56. Michael Kirian, New Riegal (Ohio) HS (425) 57. Kyle Nelson, UC Santa Barbara (426) 58. Avery Weems, Yavapai (Ariz.) JC (431) 59. Parker Mushinski, Texas Tech (453) 60. Russell Smith, Midlothian (Texas) HS (455) 61. Michael Hendrickson, Michigan (459) 62. Karlos Morales, South Hills HS, West Covina, Calif. (469) 63. Brody Rodning, Minnesota State (484) 64. Alex Cornwell, Maranatha HS, Pasadena, Calif. (498) 65. Hunter Milligan, Greenbrier (Ark.) HS (499)

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