2017 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Complete breakdown of the 2017 MLB Draft

    Three days. 40 rounds. 1,215 selections. The 2017 MLB Draft is now in the books. Before any of them play a professional inning, it's fun to slice and dice the complete Draft class to see if there are any interesting trends.

  • Club-by-club Draft roundup, top selections

    The 2017 MLB Draft has come to an end, and after a three-day stretch with 1,215 players selected, we take a look at how each team fared.

  • Top 5 Drafts list begins with Minnesota

    Before this year, the last time the Twins owned the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft was 2001. They hit it big with Joe Mauer, but got little else out of the other 50 rounds, save for a few decent seasons out of Nick Blackburn and cups of coffee from Jose Morales and Kevin Cameron.

  • Glavine, Clemens, Gonzo, A-Rod relatives get drafted

    Every MLB Draft features some familiar names, but this year's crop could be considered especially noteworthy given the achievements of the family members involved.

  • High-upside picks highlight Day 3 of Draft

    The third and final day of the MLB Draft is a rapid-fire affair, with 30 teams drafting for 30 rounds, all crammed into one afternoon. It's a fast-paced exercise in farm-system restocking, and it got underway Wednesday at noon ET on the heels of the exciting first two days.

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  • 2017 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

    A complete breakdown of which 2017 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.

  • Inbox: Callis' hypothetical 10-round Draft

    Jim Callis conducts his annual 10-round hypothetical Draft in this week's edition of the Pipeline Inbox.

  • Pipeline Podcast: Reds break down Greene pick

    This week on the MLBPipeline Podcast, host Tim McMaster and resident prospect gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Reds Vice President of amateur scouting Chris Buckley. The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's episode of the Pipeline Podcast.

  • White Sox sign second-round pick Sheets

    The White Sox added a second-generation Major League player to their organization on Wednesday by signing second-round Draft pick Gavin Sheets, a first baseman out of Wake Forest, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com.

  • A's pick Poche sets LSU record, ousts FSU

    A's ninth-round Draft pick Jared Poche tossed eight strong innings to help keep No. 4 LSU's College World Series dreams alive Wednesday, leading the Tigers to a 7-4 elimination bracket final win over Florida State.

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  • Tigers sign fifth-round Draft pick McMillan

    The Tigers took a chance in last week's Draft when they used their fifth-round pick on high school catcher Sam McMillan. While they were happy to take advantage after McMillan fell that far, they were also taking a chance that McMillan might decide to go to college, instead, anticipating a higher pick (and higher bonus) later.

  • Second-round pick Carlson signs with Mariners

    Just minutes after signing his Major League contract with the Mariners, Sam Carlson took some time to walk on to the field at Safeco Field and become acquainted with his potential future office, adorned in a home Mariners' jersey with his last name and high school number -- 33 -- printed on the back.

  • Kelenic among top 2018 Draft prospects at Chicago PDP

    Jarred Kelenic -- along with 29 other high school prospects -- participated in Major League Baseball's Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event Wednesday at Northwestern Medicine Field, home of the Kane County Cougars. The event is designed to create exposure for top area prospects for the 2018 and 2019 MLB Drafts.

  • Prospects pleased with results, experience at Houston PDP

    Even though he's one of Texas' most highly touted prep shortstops, Jordan Groshans realized his game needed polishing after MLB's Prospect Development Pipeline event in January. A few hours into Wednesday's testing, Groshans was satisfied with the progress he had seen.

  • Cubs reportedly sign top Draft pick Little

    The Cubs have reportedly signed their first-round Draft pick, left-handed pitcher Brendon Little, for $2.2 million. The pick had a slot value of $2,373,300. The club did not confirm that a deal is in place.

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  • Top pick Hiura signs, won't need surgery

    The Brewers signed first-round pick Keston Hiura on Wednesday, adding the consensus top college bat in this year's Draft to Milwaukee's Minor League system.

  • Red Sox sign first-rounder Houck

    The Red Sox have signed their first-round selection from last week's Draft, reaching agreement with University of Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck for $2,614,500, the slotted value for the 24th overall selection.

  • D-backs sign Draft picks Smith, Varsho

    The D-backs have signed No. 7 overall Draft pick Pavin Smith, a first baseman from the University of Virginia, the club announced on Wednesday. The club also announced it has reached a deal with supplemental second rounder Daulton Varsho.

  • Top pick Vilade signs, 'ready to be a Rockie'

    Newly signed second-round pick Ryan Vilade had Rockies connections before he was drafted earlier this month. Vilade, 18, an infielder from Stillwater (Okla.) High School, grew up around the game thanks to the coaching career of his father, James.

  • Marlins closing in on signing top Draft picks

    The Marlins are closing in on signing their picks from the first 10 rounds of last week's MLB Draft. For many, including 13th overall pick Trevor Rogers, deals are nearly completed.

  • Game becomes a family affair for Negron

    Ray Negron has been with the Yankees for 44 years. He started as a bat boy and has grown into one of the club's most trusted community relations advisors. Now Negron Is taking on one of his most important roles: as agent and advisor to his son, Ricky, a power-hitting third baseman who was selected earlier this month by the Braves in the 34th round of the Draft.

  • Dodgers sign 21 Draft picks, 6 of top 10

    The Dodgers announced on Tuesday that they have signed 21 of their 40 picks in the 2017 MLB Draft, including picks from rounds 5-10. MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis reported that the Dodgers also signed fourth-round pick James Marinan, a right-handed pitcher from Vista Park Community High School in Florida.

  • Dodgers draftee Liput propels Gators to finals

    Deacon Liput, a 29th-round pick by the Dodgers, hit a three-run homer to propel No. 3 Florida to a 5-1 win over No. 7 Louisville in the College World Series on Tuesday. The win sent the Gators to the winners' bracket final, set for Friday.

  • Rivera highlights Tigers' latest Draft signings

    The Tigers continue to sign their Draft picks at a rapid rate. Detroit announced deals Tuesday with 17 of its 40 selections in last week's Draft, including eight of their top 10 selections.

  • Phillies, top Draft pick Haseley agree to terms

    Nobody really knows where Adam Haseley will be in a few years, or how good he will be. But the Phillies naturally are confident that Haseley -- selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 Draft -- will be a good big leaguer, and they signed him to a $5.1 million signing bonus on Wednesday.

  • Power on display at Cincinnati PDP event

    Several prospects had the opportunity to put their talents on display against top competition at the Cincinnati PDP Event on Tuesday.

  • Source: Giants sign Ramos, other draftees

    The Giants have signed first-round Draft pick Heliot Ramos and fifth-rounder Jason Bahr, a source told MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. The club has not confirmed the signings.

  • Padres reportedly sign pair of top Draft picks

    The Padres agreed with a pair of catchers from their Draft class on Tuesday, inking both Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt, according to MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo. The club has not confirmed the deals.

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