2017 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Potential 2018 prep draftees thrive at East Coast showcase

    The summer showcase circuit continues to roll on, with the best high school players from the 2018 Draft class stopping at the East Coast Professional Showcase this week in Tampa, Fla.

  • Georgia prospect trio impresses at UA All-America Game

    You may not have to look far to see where some of the best high school baseball talent lies in the 2018 class. Just look at the Team Elite Prime travel ball squad based out of Georgia, which possesses three of Jim Callis' top five high school prospects -- all Vanderbilt commits.

  • Under Armour Game showcases future stars

    The stalemate of high school talents lasted 11 innings, but it was Jordyn Adams' walk-off single that broke the pitchers duel and gave the American League a 2-1 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field in the Under Armour All-America Game presented by Baseball Factory.

  • Gorman is Home Run king again, wins UA All-America Derby

    Just weeks after claiming the All-Star Game High School Home Run Derby in Miami, Nolan Gorman put on a show at Wrigley Field to clinch the Under Armour High School All-America Game B45 Home Run Derby over Nander De Sedas on Saturday.

  • Top prep prospects ready for Under Armour All-America Game

    For the 10th straight year, Wrigley Field will host the Under Armour All-America Game, featuring 40 top high school prospects, live on MLB.com at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

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  • Top Draft picks agree to deals at the deadline

    Hunter Greene has the most effortless 100-mph fastball many scouts ever have seen. And now he has a record-setting bonus to go with it.

  • Top TOS performances by 2018 Draft prospects

    The 2017 Tournament of Stars has now come to a close, with the Pride team winning the gold medal game, 5-3. Here's Jonathan Mayo's list of the top 15 2018 Draft prospects based largely on performance during the week at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

  • Kelenic shows off hitting skills at Tournament of Stars

    While the first two days of the Tournament of Stars featured a ton of quality pitching, the bats came out for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

  • Pitchers stand out on first day of Tournament of Stars

    If the first day of the Tournament of Stars was any indication, both the international competition the US Baseball 18 and under national team will face this fall, and scouts evaluating the 2018 Draft class will see plenty of quality pitching.

  • Early 2018 mock: Another SoCal SS at No. 1?

    Here's our way-way-too-early projection for the first 10 picks next June, basing the Draft order on the big league standings through Thursday's games.

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  • Top HS Draft prospects in action at Tournament of Stars

    Eighty of the top high school players in the country are in action at USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. this week. TOS serves as the first step toward determining who will be on the 18 and under national team, which will compete in September's WBSC U-18 World Cup in Canada. It also gives Major League scouts an early look at top 2018 Draft prospects.

  • Dominant Singer fans 12 to give Gators CWS finals Game 1 win

    Brady Singer is the top college prospect and a leading candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2018 Draft. He showed exactly why in the biggest game of his life Monday night.

  • Two-sport star flashes talents at Cary PDP

    Although he might be a nationally touted wide receiver on the football field, Jordyn Adams showed himself to be an elite player on the baseball diamond Sunday during the Prospect Development Pipeline event at USA Baseball's National Training Complex.

  • Prep prospects impress at Oakland PDP event

    The family lineage is strong for 2018 shortstop/outfielder and Alameda native Osiris Johnson. But for the soon-to-be senior at Encinal High School and second cousin of former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, getting the chance to step on a big league field, just like his cousin, was a dream realized at the Coliseum Sunday morning.

  • Prep star at Seattle PDP won't let illness slow him down

    Nate Clow was the youngest player to participate in the Prospect Development Pipeline event in Seattle, but he also may have been one of the toughest.

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  • California's best Draft prospects on display at PDP event

    Participating in the 2017 Prospect Development Pipeline Premier offers high school prospects more than just any typical showcase. For the 42 players invited from across Southern California to participate in Thursday's event at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., the opportunity means a better chance for exposure.

  • Pawtucket PDP offers glimpse of cold-weather prospects

    Major League Baseball's Prospect Development Pipeline Program event at McCoy Stadium on Thursday served a distinct purpose which other states' PDPs did not.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jimenez's debut highlights Sox prospect news

    Rick Hahn is not done collecting assets for his version of "The Process," otherwise known as the White Sox rebuild. The White Sox general manager acquired three new prospects in the organization's MLB Pipeline Top 30 in a pair of deals, including landing the Cubs' top two prospects in a five-player trade for ace Jose Quintana.

  • 2017 draftees ready for on-field action

    The 2017 White Sox Draft class has gone from the excitement of being selected in June to showing what they have on the field.

  • Padres able to sign their first 18 Draft picks

    The Padres unveiled their full list of signed Draft picks on Saturday afternoon, with 31 of 41 selections agreeing to terms -- including each of the first 18.

  • Phils ink 30 picks before Draft signing deadline

    The Phillies had until 5 p.m. Friday to sign their 2017 Draft picks. They got 30 of them.

  • Astros sign first-rounder Bukauskas

    J.B. Bukauskas, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, signed a $3.6 million deal with the Astros, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. The slot value for the 15th pick was $3,588,200.

  • Cubs, 1st-rounder Lange agree to terms

    The Cubs have signed their second first-round Draft pick, pitcher Alex Lange, who was the 30th player taken overall. According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, Lange signed for $1.925 million.

  • Reds sign top pick Greene to deal

    Reds general manager Dick Williams and the club squeezed all it could out of the deadline to sign No. 2 overall pick Hunter Greene on Friday afternoon. Ultimately, the deal was reached as the club inked Greene to a $7.23 million bonus.

  • Mets agree with top pick Peterson

    With hours to spare, the Mets agreed to terms with their top Draft pick, 20th overall selection David Peterson, on his first professional contract on Friday.

  • Dodgers sign top Draft pick Kendall

    The Dodgers signed their top three picks from the June Draft before Friday's deadline.

  • First-rounder Romero signs deal with Nats

    The Nationals on Friday signed first-round pick Seth Romero, the No. 25 overall selection in last month's Draft.

  • Rays solid as Draft signing deadline nears

    With Friday's 5 p.m. deadline looming for 2017 draftees to sign, the Rays appear to be in solid shape. The Rays have signed 10 of their 11 picks from the first 10 rounds, with Oregon State right-hander Drew Rasmussen (31st overall, first pick of Competitive Balance Round A) the exception.

  • Dodgers' top three Draft picks remain unsigned

    The Dodgers' top three picks from the June Draft are still unsigned, and the deadline to get it done is Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Greene negotiations likely to go down to wire

    The Reds continued Thursday to work toward signing the 2017 MLB Draft's No. 2 overall pick, pitcher Hunter Greene, but it's likely going to go down to the wire to Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

  • Nats' top pick expected to agree by deadline

    With the Draft signing deadline of Friday at 5 p.m. ET approaching, the Nationals still have not agreed to a deal with their first-round pick, left-hander Seth Romero -- one of five first-rounders who have yet to finalize an agreement. There should not be much cause for alarm, however, as MLBPipeline expects Romero to reach an agreement with the Nats by Friday's deadline, according to sources.

  • Draft signing updates following deadline

    With the Draft signing deadline over, one first-round choice has yet to agree to terms.

  • Astros agree with first-round pick Bukauskas

    The Astros have agreed to terms with right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, the No. 15 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, for $3.6 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. The slot value for the 15th overall pick is $3,588,200.

  • 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.

  • Marlins' 1st 20 rounds of Draft picks signed

    The Marlins have signed each of their first 20 rounds of players selected in last month's MLB Draft. All teams must reach an agreement or risk losing their picks by Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

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