2017 Draft Central

The 2017 MLB Draft will be held on June 12-14 and can be viewed on MLB Network and MLB.com.

Draft News

  • Ex-NFL player Commings chasing MLB dream

    Sanders Commings, a 26-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back who was drafted by the D-backs out of high school in the 37th round in 2008, wants to return to baseball this winter.

  • Southern California PDP teeming with talent

    Southern California has long been a baseball hotbed, so it comes as no surprise that Saturday's Prospect Development Pipeline event in Lake Elsinore featured some of the best young talent in the country, including seven players on the Top 50 Draft prospects list.

  • Dusty Baker's son paving own path to pro ball

    Most baseball fans remember Darren Baker in one enduring image from the 2002 World Series -- a 3-year-old bat boy trotting to home plate, only to be scooped up by a quick-thinking J.T. Snow and whisked out of harm's way. If Darren -- the son of Nationals manager Dusty Baker -- has anything to say about it, he still has a larger legacy to weave on the baseball field.

  • Draft bonus pools change after Astros awarded Cards' picks

    The decision handed down penalizing the St. Louis Cardinals their first two picks in the 2017 Draft certainly changes the landscape for the June event. Pick No. 56 has a value of $1,122,400 and the 75th overall pick value has been set at $730,800, according to information obtained by MLB.com. That's an increase of the Astros' pool of just over $1.8 million, bringing their total pool for the top 10 rounds to just over $8.6 million. That would put them just outside of the top 10 currently in terms of pool money. Conversely, the loss of that $1.8 million and change drops the Cardinals' overall bonus pool to just a shade over $2.07 million. Not surprisingly, that would give them by far the smallest pool to draw from over the top 10 rounds of the upcoming Draft.

  • Dreaming big: Young Allen standout in Cincy

    Ronnie Allen Jr. is an 18-year-old from Hamilton, Ohio, and a high school senior who makes a long daily commute to Cincinnati Country Day School. A catcher with college and pro aspirations, he is often at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy playing as a member of the local RBI Baseball program, but he also works in clinics with other kids.

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  • Prospect program aims to break ground for amateurs

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball celebrated the start of a potentially groundbreaking endeavor on Saturday, when the two parties coordinated and engineered the completion of the first Prospect Development Pipeline Premier Event.

  • Jeter reflected in Greene at first Dream Series

    Top Draft prospect Hunter Greene read "The Captain: The journey of Derek Jeter", when he was 11 years old, and has since done his best to incorporate that book into his daily life.

  • HS Draft prospects impress at 1st PDP showcase

    As Bubba Thompson soaked in the early portion of the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event at suburban Atlanta's Coolray Field on Saturday, he quickly realized how this event differed from other showcases when he peered toward left field and saw a fellow prospect running back and forth within a square while reacting to a digital image that appeared on one of four small monitors.

  • Top Draft prospect Greene headlines inaugural Dream Series

    This week, MLB and USA Baseball launched their inaugural Dream Series, a special event created to provide exposure and development opportunities for a diverse group of high school pitchers and catchers from around the United States. Among the nearly 700 players expected to participate in this year's event is MLB.com's No. 1 Draft prospect, Hunter Greene.

  • Mock Draft 1.0: Early look at 2017's Top 10 picks

    Six months in advance of the 2017 Draft, we're taking a stab at guessing how the first 10 selections will play out.

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  • Greene, 2-way talent highlight Top 50 Draft Prospects list

    For the second year in a row, MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is topped by a high school pitcher. There's still a long way to go between now and June -- last year's early No. 1 Jason Groome went No. 12 overall to the Red Sox -- but there is no question that Hunter Greene is the best overall talent in the Class of 2017.

  • 14 teams receive a Competitive Balance pick in 2017 Draft

    The Rays, Reds, A's, Brewers, Twins and Marlins, in that order, will pick in Round A, while the Round B order will be: D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Cardinals.

  • How CBA affects Draft, free agency, international market

    Jonathan Mayo examines how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement affects the Draft, free agency and the international market.

  • Epstein's 'simple' Draft strategy continues to pay off

    It's not too soon to see what the top of the 2014 Draft -- when the Mariners made the conventional choice with the sixth overall pick and selected Alex Jackson, a widely praised high school catcher with the ability to hit -- says about how the game is changing. It also reveals a little bit about how Theo Epstein put together his World Series champions.

  • Declined offers to add up to 8 first-round Draft picks

    There could be up to eight additional first-round picks in the 2017 Draft after only two of 10 free agents -- Philadelphia right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and Mets infielder Neil Walker -- accepted their teams' $17.2 million qualifying offers.

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  • Top 10 Draft prospects from WWBA World Championship

    Mike Rosenbaum examines the top 10 overall Draft prospects from this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, based on their overall talent and not just their performance at the tournament.

  • Brannen, Danner headline Draft prospects on Day 3 of PGWWBA

    Saturday marked the final day of pool play for the 88 teams in this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, as some of the top prospects for the 2017-19 Drafts took the field across 48 games, with as many as 11 contests going on at once at Jupiter's Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. Here's a look at how some top prospects and other notable standouts fared in Saturday's action.

  • Draft prospects on display at WWBA World Championship

    Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship kicked off on Thursday and will run through Monday, with 88 teams scheduled to play at least four games each across 22 pools of four teams.

  • Top 10 prospects from Cape Cod League

    Though the high school players in the 2017 Draft look more promising than their college counterparts, there still were a number of talented players in the Cape this summer.

  • US collegiate national team once again showcases Draft talent

    The U.S. collegiate national team annually showcases high-level Draft players, and Jim Callis ranks the 10 best pro prospects featured this year.

  • 5 standouts from Perfect Game showcase

    The West Coast team soundly defeated the East Coast in the 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, 13-0. The game marked the eighth straight year that San Diego has hosted the event, which showcases the nation's top high school talent.

  • Ramos shines in Under Armour All-America Game

    Only Mother Nature could stop Heliot Ramos on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ramos, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound Puerto Rican outfielder, stole the show in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the National team to a 5-4 victory over the American team in seven innings.

  • Vilade slugs way to victory in Eastbay Home Run Derby

    Ryan Vilade took quite a liking to Wrigley Field on his first-ever trip to Chicago. Vilade, an infielder out of Frisco (Texas) High School, outslugged seven other of the country's top prep players Saturday to win the Eastbay Home Run Derby, which preceded the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field.

  • Astros sign 15 of top 16 picks as deadline hits

    The Astros signed 15 of their top 16 Draft picks and 31 of 40 overall by the time Friday's deadline for signing them arrived, missing on seventh-rounder Tyler Buffett, a pitcher from Oklahoma St.

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