2016 Draft Central

The 2016 MLB Draft will be held on June 9-11 and can be viewed on MLB Network & MLB.com.

Draft News

  • Final impressions shaking up Draft in latest mock

    Right now, scouts are able to see first-round candidates in high-pressure situations. High schoolers who are still playing are in the playoffs and college players are currently in conference tournaments. Seeing how these players perform "under the lights" can have a huge impact.

  • Inbox: Whose Draft stock has risen, fallen?

    Jim Callis answers questions about the 2016 MLB Draft, including which prospects are on the rise and which are on the decline. He also discusses Tim Anderson, Christin Stewart and more.

  • Braves strengthen Draft pool with trade

    Repeating a practice they completed a few times last year, the Braves added to their MLB Draft pool Monday night, when they agreed to assume the remainder of Brian Matusz's salary in exchange for acquiring a Competitive Balance Draft pick from the Orioles.

  • Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

    Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.

  • Florida lefty Puk goes No. 1 in latest mock Draft

    The 2016 Draft is exceedingly difficult to project for a couple of reasons. No one has stamped himself as a clear-cut top-of-the-Draft option, and the deepest demographic for first-round talent is also the one that scares teams the most.

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  • Inbox: Will the top Draft pick receive less money than last year?

    Three weeks from today, the Philadelphia Phillies will make the first selection of the 2016 Draft. Who they will take still very much remains up in the air. In Jonathan Mayo's mock draft last week, he had them taking a college hitter, Kyle Lewis. Jim Callis has a new one coming Friday. As the clock is ticking on the start of another Draft, Mayo is keeping this week's Inbox all Draft-related.

  • Groomed to be next Kershaw? NJ hurler has high hopes

    Top-ranked Draft prospect Jason Groome is a once-in-a-lifetime type talent in the small hamlet of Barnegat Township in southern New Jersey. He's returned to his hometown high school after spending his junior season at IMG Academy in Florida and is well aware that his next chapter could be a life-changer.

  • Top Draft prospects rack up 24 K's, $32K for charities

    This wasn't a typical high school game. Then again, this wasn't the typical high school pitching showcase on Monday night, with Barnegat High phenom Jason Groome facing fellow New Jersey prep standout Tyler Mondile.

  • Taking a look at 13 top-3 Draft picks to not make Majors

    By joining the Rangers and making his Major League debut Friday, Matt Bush is off an ignominious list. It was a long and rocky road to get there, but the shortstop-turned-reliever will no longer be among the No. 1 overall picks in the MLB Draft who never reached the Majors.

  • Full first-round mock Draft has Mercer's Lewis No. 1

    We're roughly four weeks away from the start of the 2016 Draft, a fine time to try to get a sense of the first-round landscape with our first crack at projecting that opening round. Based on the information currently out there and having talked to scouting directors up and down the first round, here's a first guess at how things could unfold.

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  • Home-schooled Kirilloff could land in 1st round

    Alex Kirilloff's path to the Draft is not the typical one, but it's seeming more and more likely it's going to end where every amateur player dreams of landing: squarely in the first round.

  • Kershaw a Tiger? How the 2006 Draft almost went

    Jim Callis revisits the 2006 and takes a look at what could have happened had things gone differently, including Clayton Kershaw on the Tigers, Evan Longoria with the Rockies, and Tim Lincecum in a different destination than the Giants.

  • Draft prospect Jefferies powered by insatiable work ethic

    At 4:30 a.m., most people are sound asleep. That's because there's not a whole lot else to do at 4:30 in the morning, and because most people don't have the insane drive and work ethic that Cal right-hander Daulton Jefferies does.

  • Inbox: Are Phils leaning towards Puk with top Draft pick?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the Phillies and A.J. Puk, whether Delvin Perez has a chance going with the top pick, the Braves' prospects and more in this week's Inbox.

  • Second mock Draft has Gators' Puk at No. 1

    We predicted the first 10 selections when we unveiled the MLBPipeline.com Top 50 Draft Prospects in December, and we're back at it again now that we've expanded and updated the list to a Top 100.

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  • Eight players who could go No. 1 in the 2016 Draft

    By virtue of finishing with a 63-99 record in 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft. In a perfect world, there would be a slam-dunk decision in terms of who to take in that top spot. Not so much.

  • Inbox: With Top 100 list released, talking Draft prospects

    The Draft is just six weeks away and we're kicking up MLBPipeline.com's coverage a few notches today by updating and expanding our Top Prospects list to 100.

  • Top 100 Draft prospects: Prep flamethrowers lead the way

    Though Jason Groome and Riley Pint headline MLBPipeline.com's new Top 100 Draft Prospects list, the odds that they will actually go first and second in the Draft are as long as the odds of piling up runs vs. Jake Arrieta.

  • Top Draft prospect Groome ruled ineligible

    New Jersey high school left-hander Jason Groome, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 Draft prospect, has been ruled ineligible by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for violating its transfer rule.

  • White Sox prep for glut of early Draft picks

    From June 9-11, the White Sox will have a chance to make another significant step toward a bright future at the MLB Draft. They'll have the 10th pick overall, two picks in the top 26 and three in the top 49, with a bonus pool of $9,416,600.

  • 2016 Draft bonus pools, pick values

    According to figures released by MLB to teams Monday, Cincinnati has baseball's largest bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year's Draft at $13,923,700. Jim Callis reports the assigned values of each pick in the top 10 rounds of the 2016 Draft.

  • Top 10 performers from 2016 NHSI

    The 2016 National High School Invitational is in the books. For the fourth time in the five years of the USA Baseball-run event, a California school took home the trophy. Congrats to Huntington Beach for bringing the hardware back to the West Coast again.

  • Huntington Beach wins National H.S. Invitational title

    Huntington Beach High's baseball players leaned over the dugout railing with two outs and a five-run, seventh-inning lead. They knew the drill as defending champions of Southern California's toughest high school division.

  • National High School Invitational Day 3 Roundup

    Florence (Ala.) High's title run came to an end with an 8-2 loss to Chaminade Prep in Friday's semifinals of the National High School Invitational.

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