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.

  • Tribe signs six Draft picks, including Freeman

    The Indians continued chipping away at their newest Draft class on Wednesday, getting six more players to sign on the dotted line.

  • 2nd-round pick Martin signs, visits Astros

    When Corbin Martin walked onto the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday afternoon after signing his contract with the Astros, the second-round pick -- a right-handed pitcher taken at No. 56 overall -- wasn't exactly in unfamiliar territory.

  • Giants top Draft pick Ramos eager to advance

    Heliot Ramos, the Giants' first-round selection in the recent MLB Draft, toured AT&T Park on Tuesday. He expects to be back before too long. Ramos, touted as a five-tool talent, said he hopes to reach the Major Leagues in two or three years.

  • Source: D-backs reach deal with Ellis

    The D-backs signed second-round pick Drew Ellis on Tuesday for $1,560,100, which was full slot value, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.

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  • Cardinals agree to deal with Hurst

    According to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, the Cardinals have agreed to terms with outfielder Scott Hurst, their third-round pick in this month's MLB Draft. The agreement, which includes a $450,000 signing bonus, comes a week after Hurst completed a run to the College World Series with Cal State Fullerton.

  • 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.

  • Rays sign two-way standout McKay

    The Rays have agreed to terms with Brendan McKay -- the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.

  • 1st-rounder moving past surgery, thrilled to sign

    Yankees top Draft choice Clarke Schmidt wasn't too concerned with how getting Tommy John surgery would affect his stock in the 2017 MLB Draft.

  • Astros sign second-round Draft pick Perez

    Astros second-round Draft pick Joe Perez signed a contract on Tuesday. Perez, the No. 53 overall selection in the 2017 Draft, received a $1.6 million bonus, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo.

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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.

  • Taking BP at Sox park, Burger lives 'dream'

    On the day after Jake Burger was selected by the White Sox with the 11th pick overall in the 2017 MLB Draft, he received a call from franchise legend Paul Konerko.

  • No. 1 pick Lewis homers in first pro at-bat

    Royce Lewis wasted no time showing why Minnesota made him the No. 1 overall pick in this year's MLB Draft, launching a solo home run in his first professional at-bat for the Gulf Coast League Twins.

  • 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.

  • Florida squares off against LSU in College World Series championship

    The top team of the last three decades will meet the best program that has never won a national title in the College World Series finals.

  • 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.

  • Tigers' 1st-rounder leads Florida to title game

    Florida never has won the College World Series. It also never has had a pitcher dominate a NCAA postseason like Alex Faedo has this June.

  • Astros Draft pick helps LSU eliminate CWS' No. 1 seed

    All that stood between the Beavers and cementing their credentials as the best college team ever was winning the national championship. That won't happen now, not after Louisiana State avenged a 13-1 defeat at the hands of Oregon State on Monday by eliminating the Beavers with wins Friday and Saturday.

  • Yanks sign top 2 Draft picks Schmidt, Sauer

    The New York Yankees have their top two 2017 Draft selections -- right-handers Clarke Schmidt and Matt Sauer -- under contract, the club announced Saturday.

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