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

  • Prospects impress at Atlanta PDP event

    The southeastern region is deeply enriched with top athletes in various sports, and it was clear that baseball is no different as elite high school prospects flocked to Georgia Gwinnett College to take part in the Prospect Development Pipeline event on Saturday afternoon.

  • 2018 Draft talent to be on display at Atlanta's PDP event Saturday

    The summer schedule for MLB/USA Baseball's Prospect Development Pipeline begins with a bang on Saturday in Atlanta, with a prospect-packed lineup that features the player some consider to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 MLB Draft, Kumar Rocker.

  • Mock draft: Could Twins go Greene?

    In this week's mock draft, Jonathan Mayo has No. 1 prospect Hunter Greene going to the Twins, despite the consensus that Minnesota is leaning toward going the college route with the top pick. He also has a new name in the top 10.

  • Inbox: Draft prospects on the rise

    Jim Callis answers questions about Kyle Wright, the top 10 darkhorses to sneak into the top 10, who has dropped out of the top 10 and more.

  • Draft begins June 12 on MLBN, MLB.com

    The 2017 MLB Draft is set to begin on Monday, June 12, at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. MLB Network, with a simulcast on MLB.com, will air the first round and Competitive Balance Round A live, while the remaining rounds will be shown exclusively on MLB.com.

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  • Manfred praises potential top Draft pick Greene

    The Twins continue to be linked with Southern California high school star Hunter Greene for the No. 1 pick in this year's MLB Draft, and Commissioner Rob Manfred showed he's already a big fan of the potential No. 1 overall pick while addressing the media at Target Field on Friday.

  • Inbox: Looking ahead to the MLB Draft

    This week's Pipeline Inbox is very Draft-centric as Jim Callis answers fans questions about Hunter Greene and where several players could wind up in June.

  • Is Greene the best high school right-hander ever?

    Hunter Greene has a chance to become the first right-handed high school pitcher taken first overall in the Draft. There's no question that he's the best high school right-hander in this year's class. Is he the best ever?

  • Mock Draft: Twins grab McKay, Greene to Reds

    A lot can change in the next six weeks, but for now, both Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo believe the Twins will tab Brendan McKay and the Reds will opt for Hunter Greene with the top two choices.

  • Stanton rooting for top Draft prospect Greene

    Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is a three-time All-Star and one of the most feared hitters in the Majors. But the 27-year-old was never featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated during his days as a three-sport star at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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  • Pipeline Podcast: Top tools among Draft prospects

    In this week's Pipeline Podcast, Tim McMaster talks to prospect gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo about which players in the upcoming Draft class have the most impressive tools.

  • Candidates for first overall pick in 2017 Draft

    Here's a rundown and handicapping of Draft candidates, grouped by what appears to be the likelihood of that player going No. 1 as of right now, keeping in mind there are still six weeks until the Draft.

  • Oregon's Peterson strikes out 20

    David Peterson started the game with a trio of strikeouts and finished the game the same way. MLB Pipeline's No. 31 Draft prospect struck out 20 in a dominating effort on Friday night.

  • Top 100 Draft prospects: Trio separates from pack

    Six weeks before the Twins exercise the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 Draft, three players have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.

  • Inbox: As Draft nears, how will things play out?

    Do you have Draft fever? We here at MLBPipeline.com sure do. The new Draft Top 100 comes out on Thursday and there will be a lot of great content to go along with it. So be sure to check all of that out. Since we're already spending so much time thinking and writing about the Draft, it made a lot of sense to stick to questions on the subject for this week's Inbox. Enjoy!

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  • Top 2-way talent adds intrigue to Draft class

    Every Draft class has its fair share of players who both pitch and hit at the amateur level, even for top-flight Division I college programs. But it often becomes clear in the months leading up to the Draft whether teams prefer a player as a pitcher or a hitter.

  • Greene shut down from the mound

    Potential No. 1 overall pick Hunter Greene has been officially shut down on the mound for the remainder of the spring. On Tuesday, Russell Greene, Hunter's father, texted scouts to let them know a final decision had been made.

  • Louisville's McKay hits four homers, drives in nine

    Scouts have long been divided about Brendan McKay's future role, with the majority preferring the Louisville junior's potential on the mound over his left-handed bat. On Tuesday, however, McKay excelled at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four home runs and nine RBIs.

  • Potential No. 1 pick Greene may not pitch before Draft

    Hunter Greene, a strong candidate to be the No. 1 pick in the Draft come June, is playing in front of a ton of scouts at the Boras Classic this week. But he's doing so as a shortstop only and will not take the mound, the spot at which he will most certainly be drafted.

  • Draft buzz: Greene headlines Boras Classic; Helium watch

    This is the fifth year for the Boras Classic, a high school team tournament held in Northern and Southern California. It's become a must-stop on the scouting trail, and this year's SoCal event, which began on Tuesday, is particularly chock full of talent.

  • Inbox: Looking at landscape of 2017 Draft

    The most popular question this week: When will MLBPipeline.com expand its Draft Prospects list from 50 to 100? The answer: next Thursday, April 27. Now for some Draft questions that require longer answers.

  • 2017 Draft bonus pools, pick values

    The Twins not only own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but they also have the benefit of the largest bonus pool. Here's a look at how the rest of the teams shape up.

  • Dana Hills, Orange Lutheran secure spots in NHSI title game

    For the fifth time in six years of the National High School Invitational, it will be two California teams playing in the championship game. Dana Hills (Dana Point, Calif.) and Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) will square off on Saturday at Coleman Field in a game that can be seen live on MLB.com at 12:15 p.m. ET.

  • Dieter, South Hills upset nation's No. 1 team at NHSI

    No challenge has proved too big for South Hills (West Covina, Calif.) in the first two rounds of the USA Baseball's National High School Invitational. The Huskies continued to fire on all cylinders Thursday, as they recorded the tournament's biggest upset so far, defeating Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.), the nation's top-ranked high school program, 5-1 at Coleman Field.

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