2017 MLB Mock Draft: End of Season Edition

As Randy Quaid once said in Independence Day, “I’m Baaaaaack!”

It’s been one hell of a summer hiatus for MinorLeagueMadhouse, with real life taking up a lot of time, but fear not, dear readers, today, you will have your first updated content since June.

With the MLB regular season finally over, it’s time to make initial speculations on who will go where in the mock draft. The Twins secured the first overall pick in early September, and with a strong system, they can do no wrong with their pick. Could they take the best player available, or could they pull a Philadelphia and roll the dice on a moldable talent? Well, as Mr. Peanutbutter from Bojack Horseman once said, “Let’s find out!”

As it was last year, the first version of the mock draft will have no explanations, and will just be names and photos. When MLB Pipeline releases their 2017 draft rankings, likely in December, the explanations will be listed. Until then, feel free to speculate.

1. Minnesota Twins: JJ Schwarz, C, Florida


2. Cincinnati Reds: Brendan McKay, LHP, Louisville

Louisville v Miami Game 3

3. San Diego Padres: Hunter Greene, SS/RHP, Notre Dame HS, California


4. Tampa Bay Rays: Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt


5. Atlanta Braves: Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt


6. Oakland A’s: Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida


7. Arizona Diamondbacks: Mark Vientos, SS, Flanagan HS, Florida


8. Philadelphia Phillies: J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina


9. Milwaukee Brewers: Alex Toral, 1B, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Florida


10. Los Angeles Angels: Tanner Houck, LHP, Missouri


11. Colorado Rockies: Connor Uselton, OF, Southmoore HS, Oklahoma


12. Chicago White Sox: Jordon Adell, OF Ballard HS, Louisiana


13. Pittsburgh Pirates: KJ Harrison, C, Oregon State


14. Miami Marlins: Hagen Danner, RHP, Huntington Beach HS, California


15. Kansas City Royals: Quentin Holmes, OF, Monsignor McClancy HS, New York


16. Houston Astros: D.L. Hall, LHP, Houston County HS, Georgia


17. New York Yankees: Tristan Beck, RHP, Stanford


18. Seattle Mariners: Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State


19. St. Louis Cardinals: Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia


20. Detroit Tigers: Ricardo De La Torre, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy


21. San Francisco Giants: Nick Pratto: LHP/1B, Huntington Beach HS, California


22. New York Mets: Jayson Gonzalez, 3B, Bishop Amat HS, California


23. Baltimore Orioles: Carl Chester, OF, Miami 


24. Toronto Blue Jays: David Peterson, LHP, Oregon


25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Colton Hock, LHP, Stanford


26. Boston Red Sox: Alex Scherff, RHP, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Texas 


27. Cleveland Indians: Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS, California


28. Washington Nationals: Cole Turney, OF, William Travis HS, Texas


29. Texas Rangers: Turner Larkins, RHP, Texas A&M 


30. Chicago Cubs: Hans Crouse, RHP, Dana Hills HS, California


One comment

  1. Will

    Schwarhz as nr. 1 pick. What have you been drinking? His hitting was hurting in 2016. He was relegated to number 2 Catcher for Florida. They mostly used him as a DH.

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