2017 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

Louisville’s Brendan McKay seems like a safe bet to go number one overall, but will he be drafted as a pitcher or a first baseman?
(Photo Credit: Karl B DeBlaker/AP Photo)

The 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is a month away, as the first 75 picks will take place on Monday, June 12th and air on MLB Network. I am by no means a draft expert, but I do this for fun anyway, so here we go with Round One and Competitive Balance Round A.

  1. Minnesota Twins – Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Louisville
  2. Cincinnati Reds – Hunter Greene, RHP, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. San Diego Padres – Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  4. Tampa Bay Rays – Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  5. Atlanta Braves – MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  6. Oakland Athletics – J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks – Austin Beck, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  8. Philadelphia Phillies – Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  9. Milwaukee Brewers – Jordon Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  10. Los Angeles Angels – Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  11. Chicago White Sox – Adam Halsey, OF, Virginia
  12. Pittsburgh Pirates – Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Miami Marlins – Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  14. Kansas City Royals – Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Houston Astros – Sam Carlson, RHP, Burnsville HS (Minnesota)
  16. New York Yankees – Griffin Canning, RHP, UCLA
  17. Seattle Mariners – Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  18. Detroit Tigers – DL Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  19. San Francisco Giants – Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  20. New York Mets – Alex Lange, RHP, LSU
  21. Baltimore Orioles – Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  22. Toronto Blue Jays – Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  23. Los Angeles Dodgers – Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen HS (Alabama)
  24. Boston Red Sox – Nick Allen, SS, Parker HS (California)
  25. Washington Nationals – Hans Crouse, RHP, Dana Hills HS (California)
  26. Texas Rangers – Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  27. Chicago Cubs – Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  28. Toronto Blue Jays – Keston Hiura, 2B/OF, UC Irvine
  29. Texas Rangers – David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  30. Chicago Cubs – Brendon Little, LHP, State JC of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  31. Tampa Bay Rays – Tanner Burns, RHP, Decatur HS, (Alabama)
  32. Cincinnati Reds – Blayne Enlow, RHP, St. Amant HS (Louisiana)
  33. Oakland Athletics – Hagen Danner, RHP/C, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  34. Milwaukee Brewers – Ryan Vilade, 3B, Stillwater HS, Oklahoma
  35. Minnesota Twins – Corbin Martin, RHP, Texas A&M
  36. Miami Marlins – Heliot Ramos, OF, Martinez HS (Puerto Rico)
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