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2017 Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects

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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.


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RkPlayerPosSchoolVideoHtWtB/TCommitment/Drafted
1Hunter GreeneRHP/SSNotre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/3205R/RUCLA
2Brendan McKayLHP/1BLouisvillebba_video_icon_red6/2212L/LPadres '14 (34)
3Kyle WrightRHPVanderbiltbba_video_icon_red6/4220R/RNever drafted
4MacKenzie GoreLHPWhiteville (N.C.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1185L/LEast Carolina
5Royce LewisSS/OFJSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/1190R/RUC Irvine
6JB BukauskasRHPNorth Carolinabba_video_icon_red6/1196R/RD-backs '14 (20)
7Pavin Smith1BVirginiabba_video_icon_red6/2210L/LRockies '14 (32)
8Jordon AdellOFBallard HS, Louisvillebba_video_icon_red6/3200R/RLouisville
9Austin BeckOFNorth Davidson HS, Lexington, N.C.bba_video_icon_red6/1200R/RNorth Carolina
10Alex FaedoRHPFloridabba_video_icon_red6/5220R/RTigers '14 (40)
11Jeren KendallOFVanderbiltbba_video_icon_red6/1190L/RRed Sox '14 (30)
12Shane BazRHPConcordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texasbba_video_icon_red6/3190R/RTexas Christian
13Adam HaseleyOFVirginiabba_video_icon_red6/1195L LNever drafted
14DL HallLHPValdosta (Ga.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1180L/LFlorida State
15Sam CarlsonRHPBurnsville (Minn.) HS6/4208R/RFlorida
16David PetersonLHPOregonbba_video_icon_red6/6242L/LRed Sox '14 (28)
17Nick Pratto1BHuntington Beach (Calif.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/2200L/LSouthern Cal
18Seth RomeroLHPHoustonbba_video_icon_red6/3240L/LNever drafted
19Jake Burger3BMissouri Statebba_video_icon_red6/2210R/RNever drafted
20Keston Hiura2B/LFUC Irvinebba_video_icon_red6/1188R/RNever drafted
21Griffin CanningRHPUCLAbba_video_icon_red6/1170R/RRockies '14 (38)
22Matt SauerRHPErnest Righetti HS, Santa Maria, Calif.6/4200R/RArizona
23Bubba ThompsonOFMcGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala.bba_video_icon_red6/1180R/RAlabama
24Heliot RamosOFLeadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R.bba_video_icon_red6/2185R/RFIU
25Logan WarmothSSNorth Carolinabba_video_icon_red6/1189R/RNever drafted
26Nick AllenSSFrancis Parker School, San Diegobba_video_icon_red5/8155R/RSouthern Cal
27Blayne EnlowRHPSt. Amant (La.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/4180R/RLouisiana State
28Trevor RogersLHPCarlsbad (N.M.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/6185L/LTexas Tech
29Tanner HouckRHPMissouribba_video_icon_red6/5218R/RBlue Jays '14 (12)
30Nate PearsonRHPCentral Florida JC6/6245R/RNever drafted
31Luke HeimlichLHPOregon State6/1190L/LNever drafted
32Alex LangeRHPLouisiana Statebba_video_icon_red6/3201R/RNever drafted
33Drew WatersOFEtowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.bba_video_icon_red6/2200S/RGeorgia
34Brendon LittleLHPState JC of Floridabba_video_icon_red6/2215L/LGiants '15 (36)
35Hans CrouseRHPDana Hills HS, Dana Point, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/5185L/RSouthern Cal
36Clarke SchmidtRHPSouth Carolinabba_video_icon_red6/1205R/RNever drafted
37Tanner BurnsRHPDecatur (Ala.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1210R/RAuburn
38Mark VientosSS/3BAmerican Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/4200R/RMiami
39Brady McConnellSSMerritt Island (Fla.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1170R/RFlorida
40Quentin HolmesOFMonsignor McClancy Memorial HS, East Elmhurst, N.Y.bba_video_icon_red6/1180R/RMississippi State
41Stuart FairchildOFWake Forest6/1195R/RNationals '14 (38)
42Brian MillerOFNorth Carolinabba_video_icon_red6/1186L/RNever drafted
43Evan White1B/OFKentuckybba_video_icon_red6/3200B/LNever drafted
44Wil CroweRHPSouth Carolina6/2250R/RIndians '16 (21)
45Hagen DannerRHP/CHuntington Beach (Calif.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1200R RUCLA
46Luis CampusanoCCross Creek HS, Augusta, Ga.bba_video_icon_red5/11210R/RSouth Carolina
47Michael MercadoRHPWestview HS, San Diego6/4160R/RStanford
48Steven JenningsRHPDekalb County HS, Smithville, Tenn.6/2175R/RMississippi
49Ryan Vilade3BStillwater (Okla.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/2200R/ROklahoma State
50M.J. MelendezCWestminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/1190L/RFIU
51Matt TaborRHPMilton (Mass.) Academybba_video_icon_red6/2160R/RElon
52Alex ScherffRHPColleyville (Texas) Heritage HSbba_video_icon_red6/2210S/RTexas A&M
53Garrett MitchellOFOrange Lutheran HSbba_video_icon_red6/2205L/RUCLA
54Tristan BeckRHPStanford6/4190R/RBrewers '15 (34)
55Jacob HeatherlyLHPCullman (Ala.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/3200L/LAlabama
56K.J. Harrison1B/COregon Statebba_video_icon_red6/1208R/RIndians '14 (25)
57Gavin Sheets1BWake Forestbba_video_icon_red6/5235L/LBraves '14 (37)
58Cole BrannenOFThe Westfield School, Perry, Ga.bba_video_icon_red6/1190L/RGeorgia Southern
59James MarinanRHPPark Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/5220R/RMiami
60Jake EderLHPCalvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/4220L/LVanderbilt
61Drew Ellis3BLouisville6/3210R/RNever drafted
62Tristen LutzOFMartin HS, Arlington, Texasbba_video_icon_red6/3200R/RTexas
63JJ Matijevic1BArizonabba_video_icon_red6/1199L/RRed Sox '14 (22)
64Brent Rooker1B/OFMississippi State6/4220R/RTwins '16 (38)
65Jacob PearsonOFWest Monroe (La.) HSbba_video_icon_red5/11195L/RLouisiana State
66Chris SeiseSSWest Orange (Fla.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/3170S/RCentral Florida
67Sam KeatingRHPThe Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/3190R/RClemson
68Jeter DownsSSMonsignor Edward Pace HS, Miamibba_video_icon_red5/11190R/RMiami
69Bryce BonninRHPBarbers Hill HS, Mont Belvieu, Texasbba_video_icon_red6/1180R/RArkansas
70Riley AdamsCSan Diego6/4210R/RCubs '14 (37)
71Kevin SmithSSMarylandbba_video_icon_red6/1188R/RNever drafted
72Chris McMahonRHPWest Chester (Pa.) Rustin HSbba_video_icon_red6/1185R/RMiami
73Daniel CabreraOFParkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge, La.bba_video_icon_red6/1190L/LLouisiana State
74Evan SkougCTCUbba_video_icon_red5/11200L/RNationals '14 (34)
75Joe PerezRHP/1BArchbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/3210R/RMiami
76Connor WongCHouston6/1181R/RNever drafted
77Daniel TilloLHPIowa Western JC6/5215L/LTwins '15 (39)
78Daniel RitchesonRHPBishop Alemany HS, Mission Hills, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/3200R/RSan Diego State
79Calvin MitchellOFRancho Bernardo HS, San Diegobba_video_icon_red6/1195L/LSan Diego
80Joey MorganCWashington6/1205R/RNever drafted
81Kevin MerrellSSSouth Florida6/1189L/RNever drafted
82Greg JonesSSCary (N.C.) HSbba_video_icon_red5/11170B/RUNC-Wilmington
83Luis GonzalezOFNew Mexicobba_video_icon_red6/1185L/LNever drafted
84Blaine KnightRHPArkansas6/3165R/RNever drafted
85Jake ThompsonRHPOregon State6/2204R/RCubs '13 (34)
86Jesse BerardiSSSt. John'sbba_video_icon_red5/10185L/RPhillies '14 (40)
87Conner UseltonOFSouthmoore HS, Moore, Okla.bba_video_icon_red6/3185R/ ROklahoma State
88Michael GigliottiOFLipscomb6/1176L/LNever drafted
89Shane DrohanLHPCardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/2190R/LFlorida State
90Adam HallSSA.B. Lucas Secondary School, London, Ont.bba_video_icon_red6/1165R/RTexas A&M
91Tyler FreemanSSEtiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/1170R/RTCU
92Ernie ClementSS/OFVirginia6/1165R/RNever drafted
93Brad DobzanskiRHPDelsea (N.J.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/3195R/RKentucky
94Kyle HurtRHPTorrey Pines HS, San Diegobba_video_icon_red6/3200R/RSouthern Cal
95Greg DeichmannOFLouisiana Statebba_video_icon_red6/2191L/RTwins '16 (26)
96Caden LemonsRHPVestavia Hills (Ala.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/6175R/RMississippi
97Matt WhatleyCOral Roberts5/10190R/RNever drafted
98Jordan AndersonOFJames Clemens HS, Madison, Ala.bba_video_icon_red6/2200R/RMississippi State
99Zach RutherfordSSOld Dominion6/2180R/RNever drafted
100Seth CorryLHPLone Peak HS, Highland, Utahbba_video_icon_red6/1185L/LBrigham Young
101Chris WilliamsCClemson6/1220R/RNever drafted
102Noah CampbellSSCardinal Gibbons HS, Raleighbba_video_icon_red6/1190B/RSouth Carolina
103Spencer StriderRHPChristian Academy of Knoxvillebba_video_icon_red6/1205R/RClemson
104Zac LowtherLHPXavierbba_video_icon_red6/2235L/LNever drafted
105Devin HairstonSSLouisvillebba_video_icon_red5/7162R/RNever drafted
106Sam McMillanCSuwanee (Fla.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1195R/RFlorida
107Steven WilliamsC/OFDeerfield-Windsor HS, Albany, Ga.bba_video_icon_red6/3220L/RAuburn
108Tony DibrellRHPKennesaw State6/3205R/RNever drafted
109Corbin MartinRHPTexas A&M6/2200R/RNever drafted
110Colton HockRHPStanford6/5220R/RNever drafted
111Donovan CaseyRHP/OFBoston College6/3205R/RNever drafted
112David BanuelosCLong Beach State6/1205R/RNever drafted
113Blake HuntCMater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.6/3180R/RPepperdine
114Gavin WilliamsRHPCape Fear HS, Fayetteville, N.C.bba_video_icon_red6/6200L/REast Carolina
115Drew RasmussenRHPOregon Statebba_video_icon_red6/2225R/RD-backs '14 (39)
116James KarinchakRHPBryant6/3230R/RNever drafted
117Austin MartinSSTrinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/1170R/RVanderbilt
118Landon LeachRHPPickering HS, Ajax, Ont.bba_video_icon_red6/4215R/ RTexas
119Morgan CooperRHPTexas6/4215R/ RNationals '16 (34)
120Andrew Bechtold3BChipola (Fla.) JC6/1195R/RRangers '14 (37)
121Dylan Busby3B/1BFlorida Statebba_video_icon_red6/3190R/RNever drafted
122Joe DunandSS/3BNorth Carolina State6/2205R/RIndians '14 (35)
123Jacob Gonzalez3BChaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.6/4210R/RTCU
124Daulton VarshoCWisconsin-Milwaukee5/10200L/RNever drafted
125Jeremiah EstradaRHPPalm Desert (Calif.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1185S/RUCLA
126Cole TurneyOFTravis HS, Richmond, Texasbba_video_icon_red6/1200L/LArkansas
127Hunter RuthRHPBuchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/1190R/RFlorida
128C.J. Van EykRHPSteinbrenner HS, Lutz, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/2200R/RFlorida State
129Terry Fuller1BGriffin (Ga.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/4210L/RChipola College (Fla.)
130Logan AllenLHPUniversity HS, Orange City, Fla.bba_video_icon_red5/11175R/LFIU
131Jordan SpicerRHPPolk (Fla.) State JC6/3205R/RCentral Florida
132Mason HouseOFWhitehouse (Texas) HS6/2190L/LLSU-Eunice
133Charlie BarnesLHPClemson6/1175L/LNever drafted
134Nick RaquetLHPWilliam & Mary6/1205R/LNever drafted
135AJ LabasRHPTrinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/3220R/RNorth Florida
136Justin LewisRHPKentucky6/2205L/LNever drafted
137Kyle JacobsenOFAllatoona HS, Acworth (Ga.)bba_video_icon_red6/1185R/LSouth Carolina
138Garett KingRHPCalifornia Baptist6/4189R/RNever drafted
139Keegan ThompsonRHPAuburn6/2209R/RTigers '16 (33)
140Riley ThompsonRHPLouisville6/3206L/RReds '15 (37)
141Peter SolomonRHPNotre Damebba_video_icon_red6/4201R/RPadres '14 (21)
142Seth LonswayLHPCelina (Ohio) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1160L/LOhio State
143Zach PopRHPKentucky6/4220R/RBlue Jays '14 (23)
144Deon StaffordCSt. Joseph's6/1202R/RNever drafted
145Tyler JohnsonRHPSouth Carolina6/2205R/RNever drafted
146Tommy DoyleRHPVirginia6/6235R/RNationals '14 (35)
147Garrett CaveRHPTampa6/4205R/RYankees '14 (17)
148Spencer HowardRHPCal Poly6/3205R/RNever drafted
149Michael BaumannRHPJacksonville6/4225R/RTwins '14 (34)
150Caleb SloanRHPRegis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.bba_video_icon_red6/3210R/ RTexas Christian
151Spencer SmithCNorthern HS, Durham, N.C.bba_video_icon_red6/1200R/REast Carolina
152Jared OlivaOFArizona6/2194R/RNever drafted
153Sean Bouchard1B/3BUCLA6/3215R/RNever drafted
154Brian ShafferRHPMaryland6/5200R/RNever drafted
155Donnie SellersRHPWake Forestbba_video_icon_red6/1190R/RNever drafted
156Ryan LillieRHPUC Riverside6/1210R/ RNever drafted
157Cole Freeman2BLouisiana State5/9174R/RDodgers '16 (18)
158Nick Egnatuk3BImmaculata HS, Somerville, N.J.bba_video_icon_red6/2185R/RPittsburgh
159Dalton GuthrieSSFloridabba_video_icon_red6/1185R/RTwins '14 (40)
160Jake MangumOFMississippi State6/1185B/LNever drafted
161Cullen Large2BWilliam & Mary6/1175B/RNever drafted
162Philip ClarkeCChrist Presbyterian Academy, Nashvillebba_video_icon_red5/11190L/RVanderbilt
163Jack LeftwichRHPNext Level Academy, Maitland, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/4210R/RFlorida
164Mike RiveraCFloridabba_video_icon_red5/10205R/RAthletics '14 (33)
165Bryce Montes de OcaRHPMissouri6/7261R/RWhite Sox '14 (14)
166Clayton KeyesOFBishop Carroll HS, Calgary, Alb.bba_video_icon_red6/1215R/RWashington State
167Zach JacksonCWinter Haven (Fla.) HSbba_video_icon_red6/3215L/RFlorida
168Quinn BrodeyOFStanford6/1200L/LNationals '14 (37)
169Alex TroopLHPMichigan State6/5210L/LNever drafted
170Glenn OttoRHPRice6/5240R/RNever drafted
171Will Toffey3BVanderbilt6/2205L/ROrioles '16 (25)
172Taylor WallsSSFlorida Statebba_video_icon_red5/10180B/RNever drafted
173Mitchell StoneLHPDeer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.bba_video_icon_red6/9240L/LOklahoma State
174Reed HayesRHPVanderbilt6/3185R/RRoyals '15 (28)
175Justin BullockRHPSouth Granville HS, Creedmoor, N.C.bba_video_icon_red6/2200R/RNC State
176Joe LancellottiRHPPenn Charter, Philadelphiabba_video_icon_red6/1200R/RNorth Carolina
177Zach SchellengerRHPSeton Hall6/5210R/RNever drafted
178Oliver JaskieLHPMichigan6/3210L/LNever drafted
179Connor SeaboldRHPCal State Fullerton6/3190R/ROrioles '14 (19)
180Jake HolmesSSPinnacle HS, Phoenixbba_video_icon_red6/4200R/RArizona State
181Adam OviedoSSAlvarado (Texas) HSbba_video_icon_red6/1186R/RTCU
182Alex Toral1BArchbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.bba_video_icon_red6/1220L/LMiami
183Nick StorzRHP/1BPoly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, N.Y.bba_video_icon_red6/5255R/RLouisiana State
184Buddy Kennedy3BMillville (N.J.) Senior HSbba_video_icon_red6/1190R/RNorth Carolina
185Evan Mendoza3BNorth Carolina State6/2200R/RNever drafted
186Ricky Tyler ThomasLHPFresno Statebba_video_icon_red6/1175R/LNever drafted
187Hunter WilliamsLHPNo school.6/3225L/LGiants '14 (32)
188Alika WilliamsSSRancho Bernardo HS, San Diego6/2175R/RArizona State
189Riley OttesonRHPUtah6/1185R/RNever drafted
190Kyle Datres3BNorth Carolinabba_video_icon_red6/1192R/ RNever drafted
191Bryce JohnsonOFSam Houston State6/2180B/RNever drafted
192Josh RobersonRHPUNC Wilmington6/3175R/RNever drafted
193Kevin AbelRHPMadison HS, San Diegobba_video_icon_red6/2180R/ROregon State
194Evan SteeleLHPChipola (Fla.) JC6/5210R/LNever drafted
195Erik OstbergCHartford5/10225L/RNever drafted
196Griffin RobertsRHPWake Forestbba_video_icon_red6/3210R/RNever drafted
197Je'Von Carrier-WardOFGahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.bba_video_icon_red6/5190L/RSouthern Cal
198Kier MeredithOFGlenn HS, Winston-Salem, N.C.bba_video_icon_red5/11175L/LClemson
199Jesse FranklinOFSeattle Prepbba_video_icon_red6/2207L/LMichigan
200Ricardo De La TorreSSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.bba_video_icon_red6/2175R/RAuburn

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