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Brady McConnell 2017 MLB Draft Brady McConnell is the top position player not to sign. (Photo by Alyson Boyer Rode)[/caption] SEE ALSO: Gators, Vandy Have Had Big Hauls The passing of the draft signing deadline last Friday lays plain the course of the top unsigned prep players, as they will now head to school this fall. Below is a chart of all the high school players who ranked in the BA 500 who did not sign pro contracts, sorted by their college commitment. Alabama prep righthander Tanner Burns, who was No. 38 on the BA 500, was the highest-ranked player not to sign. He was drafted in the 37th round by the Yankees, but will instead uphold his commitment to Auburn. Burns reaches 96 mph with his fastball and pairs it with a plus breaking ball. His professional future is on the mound, but he is also a standout hitter and will be a two-way player for the Tigers. For the second straight year, the top position player not to sign is a Florida prep shortstop. A year after Drew Mendoza opted to turn down pro ball to play at Florida State, Brady McConnell (No. 39) will head to Florida instead of signing. McConnell joins Burns as the only players ranked in the top 50 not to sign this year, and has the tools to step right into the Gators lineup at shortstop. Vanderbilt leads all schools with 10 players from the BA 500 in its incoming freshman class. Arizona State brings in seven and Florida has six. Overall, 136 high school players in the BA 500 did not sign pro contracts, nine more than last year. Of those players, 48 are committed to schools in the Southeastern Conference, accounting for 36 percent of the unsigned BA 500 recruits. Atlantic Coast Conference schools will take in 25 unsigned BA 500 recruits, and the Pac-12 Conference will get 21.
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RankName, pos.Commitment
325Sam Praytor, cAlabama
384Blake Paugh, of/1bArizona
206Alika Williams, ssArizona State
241Boyd Vander Kooi, rhpArizona State
252Zach Hogueisson, ofArizona State
399Trevor Hauver, ssArizona State
413Drew Swift, ssArizona State
421Adisyn Coffey, ssArizona State
436Spencer Torkelson, ofArizona State
73Bryce Bonnin, rhpArkansas
128Cole Turney, ofArkansas
183Jackson Rutledge, rhpArkansas
305Casey Opitz, c/2bArkansas
499Hunter Milligan, lhpArkansas
38Tanner Burns, rhpAuburn
114Steven Williams, c/ofAuburn
439Cody Greenhill, rhpAuburn
451Eduoard Julien, 2bAuburn
461Dalton Wingo, ofCentral Florida
417Austin Bates, cChipola (Fla.) JC
139Spencer Strider, rhpClemson
215Kier Meredith, ofClemson
350Sam Weatherly, lhpClemson
262Zach McCambley, rhpCoastal Carolina
482Tor Sehnert, ofCoastal Carolina
454Steve Mann, ofDuke
120Gavin Williams, rhpEast Carolina
158Spencer Smith, cEast Carolina
39Brady McConnell, ssFlorida
88Tommy Mace, rhpFlorida
135Hunter Ruth, rhpFlorida
173Jack Leftwich, rhpFlorida
251Jordan Butler, lhpFlorida
307Calvin Greenfield, cFlorida
328Matt Golda, ssFlorida Atlantic
143Logan Allen, lhpFlorida International
264Christian Santana, rhpFlorida International
407Gabriel Rodriguez, ofFlorida International
472Oraj Anu, ofFlorida International
106Shane Drohan, lhpFlorida State
109C.J. Van Eyk, rhpFlorida State
310Cooper Swanson, ssFlorida State
402Reese Albert, ofFlorida State
406Austin Pollock, lhpFlorida State
164Emerson Hancock, rhpGeorgia
473Ivan Johnson, ssGeorgia
313Oscar Serratos, ss/rhpGeorgia Tech
447David Duarte, cGrand Canyon
468D'Mond LaFond, rhpHouston
231Brad Dobzanski, rhpKentucky
401Ben Jordan, rhpKentucky
445Kaden Polcovich, ss/2bKentucky
486Austin Marozas, rhpKentucky
82Daniel Cabrera, ofLouisiana State
214Nick Storz, rhp/1bLouisiana State
226A.J. Labas, rhpLouisiana State
266Hayden Cantrelle, ssLouisiana-Lafayette
372Bobby Miller, rhpLouisville
422Reid Detmers, lhpLouisville
425Michael Kirian, lhpLouisville
270Randy Bednar, ofMaryland
76Chris McMahon, rhpMiami
199Alex Toral, 1bMiami
329Gabe Rivera, ofMiami
440Connor Allen, 1bMiami
230Jesse Franklin, ofMichigan
263Jeff Criswell, rhpMichigan
424Danny Zimmerman, 1bMichigan
428Isaiah Paige, rhpMichigan
209Jordan Fowler, lhpMississippi
248Tim Elko, 1bMississippi
221Jordan Anderson, ofMississippi State
470Chad Bryant, rhpMississippi State
474Owen Lovell, ofMississippi State
190Joe Lancellotti, rhpNorth Carolina
299Patrick Bailey, cNorth Carolina State
127Seth Lonsway, lhpOhio State
295Cade Cavalli, rhpOklahoma
321Tyler Hardman, 3bOklahoma
228Mitchell Stone, lhpOklahoma State
320Jonny DeLuca, ofOregon
216Kevin Abel, rhpOregon State
488Brandon McCabe, rhpPalm Beach State (Fla.) JC
388Adam Kerner, cSan Diego
187Daniel Ritcheson, rhpSan Diego State
335Casey Schmitt, 3bSan Diego State
327Tim Dillard, rhpSan Jacinto (Texas) JC
493Braydon Weyer, rhpSeattle
111Noah Campbell, ssSouth Carolina
154Kyle Jacobsen, ofSouth Carolina
172Carmen Mlodzinski, rhpSouth Carolina
201Logan Chapman, rhpSouth Carolina
418Ian Jenkins, ofSouth Carolina
475Graham Hoffman, rhpSouth Florida
94Kyle Hurt, rhpSouthern California
259Ben Ramirez, ssSouthern California
456Jamal O'Guinn, ssSouthern California
498Alex Cornwell, lhpSouthern California
337Carlos Lomeli, rhpSt. Mary's
236Christian Robinson, ofStanford
288Nick Brueser, 1bStanford
487Zach Daniels, ofTennessee
222Kamron Fields, ofTexas
176Asa Lacy, lhpTexas A&M
239Jack Conlon, rhpTexas A&M
293Zach DeLoach, ofTexas A&M
171Caleb Sloan, rhpTexas Christian
455Russell Smith, lhpTexas Christian
415Cordell Dunn, cTexas Tech
404Trenton Denholm, rhpUC Irvine
442Cole Percival, rhpUC Riverside
271Jason Willow, 3bUC Santa Barbara
489Ben Fariss, rhp/ofUC Santa Barbara
62Garrett Mitchell, ofUCLA
380Sam Glick, lhpUCLA
435Chase Farrell, rhpUCLA
75Greg Jones, ssUNC Wilmington
344Nick Jodway, rhp/3bUNC Wilmington
69Jake Eder, lhpVanderbilt
134Austin Martin, ssVanderbilt
167Philip Clarke, cVanderbilt
213Tyler Brown, rhpVanderbilt
242Jayson Gonzalez, 3bVanderbilt
275Joe Gobillot, lhpVanderbilt
326Hugh Fisher, lhpVanderbilt
364Pat DeMarco, ofVanderbilt
368Cooper Davis, ofVanderbilt
437Mason Hickman, rhpVanderbilt
174Griff McGarry, rhpVirginia
212Devin Ortiz, ss/rhpVirginia
224Andrew Papantonis, ssVirginia
267Tanner Morris, ssVirginia
443Michael Ludowig, of/lhpWake Forest
448D.J. Poteet, ssWake Forest
412Stephen Emanuels, rhpWashington
311Clayton Keyes, ofWashington State

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