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.

  • Cubs first-rounder stops No. 1 team in CWS

    Alex Lange has pitched and won a lot of significant games in his three years at Louisiana State, but none more significant than Friday afternoon.

  • 2nd-rounder Abbott latest Cubs pick to sign

    The Cubs are wasting little time in signing their picks from the recently completed 2017 Major League Draft. After announcing the signing of their top pick, left-handed pitcher Brendon Little, on Thursday, they locked up second-rounder Cory Abbott on Friday.

  • Proud A-Rod sees Marlins introduce nephew

    Alex Rodriguez achieved his big league dream, and on Friday afternoon, he made sure he was on hand to watch his nephew, Joe Dunand, take the first steps of his professional baseball career.

  • Source: Padres to sign No. 3 overall pick

    The Padres have reached an agreement with No. 3 overall pick MacKenzie Gore and are expected to finalize the deal on Saturday, a source told MLB.com's Jim Callis on Friday. The club has not confirmed the agreement.

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  • Orioles sign three of top four Draft picks

    The Orioles signed two of their top pitchers on Friday, inking second-round supplemental Draft pick Zac Lowther and third-rounder Michael Baumann. The club also signed second-round high-school shortstop Adam Hall for $1.3 million, which is over slot for pick No. 60 (valued at $1,068,700).

  • Marlins' top 3 picks sign, get look at MLB park

    The Marlins announced deals with their top three picks from the 2017 MLB Draft on Thursday, including 13th overall pick Trevor Rogers, a left-handed pitcher from Carlsbad High School in Florida.

  • Bucs ink deal with 42nd overall pick Jennings

    The Pirates locked in the last of their unsigned Day 1 Draft picks on Thursday, announcing a deal with right-hander Steven Jennings, the 42nd overall pick.

  • TCU advances to College World Series semis

    With a win in an elimination game Thursday, TCU joined Oregon State, LSU and Florida as the final four teams in this year's College World Series. Those schools will now compete this weekend for a chance to advance to next week's best-of-three final series.

  • 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.

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  • Guyer to continue rehab at Triple-A Columbus

    Indians outfielder Brandon Guyer returned to Cleveland on Thursday after a four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus hoping he would be able to rejoin the Tribe, but after an evaluation by the training staff, Guyer will be playing at least one more game with Columbus on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Top pick Burger among Chicago's 31 signees

    The Chicago White Sox on Thursday announced they have signed 31 of their 40 selections from the 2017 MLB Draft.

  • Cubs sign top Draft pick Little, 13 others

    The Cubs announced Thursday they have signed left-handed pitcher Brendon Little, the 27th pick overall in the Major League Draft. MLB.com's Jim Callis reported that Little signed for $2.2 million.

  • Inbox: Callis' hypothetical 10-round Draft

    Jim Callis conducts his annual 10-round hypothetical Draft in this week's edition of the Pipeline Inbox.

  • Pipeline Podcast: Reds break down Greene pick

    This week on the MLBPipeline Podcast, host Tim McMaster and resident prospect gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Reds Vice President of amateur scouting Chris Buckley. The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's episode of the Pipeline Podcast.

  • White Sox sign second-round pick Sheets

    The White Sox added a second-generation Major League player to their organization on Wednesday by signing second-round Draft pick Gavin Sheets, a first baseman out of Wake Forest, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com.

  • A's pick Poche sets LSU record, ousts FSU

    A's ninth-round Draft pick Jared Poche tossed eight strong innings to help keep No. 4 LSU's College World Series dreams alive Wednesday, leading the Tigers to a 7-4 elimination bracket final win over Florida State.

  • Tigers sign fifth-round Draft pick McMillan

    The Tigers took a chance in last week's Draft when they used their fifth-round pick on high school catcher Sam McMillan. While they were happy to take advantage after McMillan fell that far, they were also taking a chance that McMillan might decide to go to college, instead, anticipating a higher pick (and higher bonus) later.

  • Second-round pick Carlson signs with Mariners

    Just minutes after signing his Major League contract with the Mariners, Sam Carlson took some time to walk on to the field at Safeco Field and become acquainted with his potential future office, adorned in a home Mariners' jersey with his last name and high school number -- 33 -- printed on the back.

  • 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.

  • Top pick Hiura signs, won't need surgery

    The Brewers signed first-round pick Keston Hiura on Wednesday, adding the consensus top college bat in this year's Draft to Milwaukee's Minor League system.

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