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2017 MLB Mock Draft 5.0


With less than an hour left until the draft begins, there’s still a ton of uncertainty at the top. Rumors have floated around the Twins, Padres, Rays and Braves throughout the day. The Twins are believed to be taking Royce Lewis and the Reds won’t let Hunter Greene get past them. San Diego remains a mystery, but the Padres have scouted MacKenzie Gore aggressively. The Rays have left their options open, doing their homework on the signability of prep outfielders Bubba Thompson and Jordon Adell just in case, but it appears that two-way Louisville star Brendan McKay may fall into their laps. If the Rays end up with McKay, they could let him do both pitch and hit. Atlanta is in deal-making mode, and could end up spending big bucks on its second and third picks. David Peterson has been rumored inside the top 10 picks throughout the day. The Oregon lefthander is now expected to fly off the board. Several prep outfielders are in line for big paydays in the supplemental first round.

1. Twins

Pick: Royce Lewis, ss/of, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. | bba_video_icon_red

2. Reds

Pick: Hunter Greene, rhp, Notre Dame High, Sherman Oaks, Calif. | bba_video_icon_red

3. Padres

Pick: MacKenzie Gore, lhp, Whiteville (N.C.) High | bba_video_icon_red

4. Rays

Pick: Brendan McKay, 1b/lhp, Louisville |  bba_video_icon_red

5. Braves

Pick: Austin Beck, of, North Davidson High, Lexington, N.C. | bba_video_icon_red

6. Athletics

Pick: Keston Hiura, 2b/of, UC Irvine | bba_video_icon_red

7. Diamondbacks

Pick: Adam Haseley, of, Virginia | bba_video_icon_red

8. Phillies

Pick: Kyle Wright, rhp, Vanderbilt | bba_video_icon_red

9. Brewers

Pick: David Peterson, lhp, Oregon | bba_video_icon_red

10. Angels

Pick: J.B. Bukauskas, rhp, North Carolina | bba_video_icon_red

11. White Sox

Pick: Pavin Smith, 1b, Virginia |  bba_video_icon_red

12. Pirates

Pick: Nick Pratto, 1b/of, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS | bba_video_icon_red

13. Marlins Miami Marlins

Pick: Alex Faedo, rhp, Florida | bba_video_icon_red

14. Royals

Pick: Trevor Rogers, lhp, Calsbad (N.M.) HS | bba_video_icon_red

15. Astros

Pick: Shane Baz, rhp, Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas | bba_video_icon_red

16. Yankees PickEvan White, 1b, Kentucky | bba_video_icon_red

17. Mariners

Pick: Jordon Adell, of, Ballard HS, Louisville | bba_video_icon_red

18. Tigers Pick: Matt Sauer, rhp, Ernest Righetti HS, Santa Maria, Calif.

19. Giants

Pick: D.L. Hall, lhp, Valdosta (Ga.) HS

20. Mets Pick: Logan Warmoth, ss, North Carolina

21. Orioles Baltimore Orioles

Pick: Jeren Kendall, of, Vanderbilt

22. Blue Jays

Pick: Nate Pearson, rhp, Central Florida JC

23. Dodgers

Pick: Bubba Thompson, of, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala.

24. Red Sox

Pick: Jake Burger, 3b, Missouri State

25. Nationals

Pick: Seth Romero, lhp, Houston

26. Rangers

Pick: Tanner Houck, rhp, Missouri | bba_video_icon_red

27. Cubs

Pick: Clarke Schmidt, rhp, South Carolina | bba_video_icon_red

28. Blue Jays PickGavin Sheets, 1b, Wake Forest | bba_video_icon_red

29. Rangers PickSam Carlson, rhp, Burnsville (Minn.) HS | bba_video_icon_red

30. Cubs

Pick: Alex Lange, rhp, Louisiana State


31. Rays

Pick: Jeter Downs, ss, Monsignor Pace HS, Miami

32. Reds

Pick: Tristen Lutz, of, Martin HS, Arlington, Texas

33. Athletics

Pick: Drew Waters, of, Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.

34. Brewers

Pick: Heliot Ramos, of, Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R.

35. Twins

Pick: Mark Vientos, ss/3b, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.

36. Marlins Miami Marlins

Pick: Brendon Little, lhp, State JC of Florida

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