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

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2. Cincinnati Reds: Brendan McKay, LHP, Louisville

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

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

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5. Atlanta Braves: Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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23. Baltimore Orioles: Carl Chester, OF, Miami 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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