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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Confident Crouse shines in NHSI spotlight

    By his own admission, Hans Crouse loves pitching in the spotlight. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the right-hander helped led Dana Hills High (Dana, Calif.) to a first-round victory in the National High School Invitational on Wednesday in front of a bevy of scouts at Coleman Field.

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  • Crouse, Dana Hills win NHSI opener

    While the 2017 National High School Invitational championship game won't be played until Saturday, Wednesday's opening-round matchup between Cullman and Dana Hills, with their respective aces on the mound, had the feel of a title bout.

  • Top 25 high school Draft prospects

    The National High School Invitational starts on Wednesday, and with it, 16 of the top high school teams in the country will descend on the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. As usual, the rosters in this tournament are deep with talent.

  • Elite prospects, prep teams square off at 2017 NHSI

    Some of the premier high school teams and players from across the country are set to compete in the sixth annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational, which begins on Wednesday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

  • Inbox: Louisville's McKay could go No. 1 in Draft

    We'll expand our current Draft Top 50 Prospects to a Top 100 in April and a Top 200 in May, and we'll also have a slew of first-round projections and other coverage. I'm starting to get Draft fever just thinking about it, which is why there's a heavy Draft flavor to this week's MLBPipeline Inbox.

  • Falvey's eye for pitching key for Twins

    Derek Falvey had one foot out the door while fully engaged in his job last fall. He couldn't be in two places at one time, but he was doing two jobs at the same time.

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  • Ex-NFL player Commings chasing MLB dream

    Sanders Commings, a 26-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back who was drafted by the D-backs out of high school in the 37th round in 2008, wants to return to baseball this winter.

  • Southern California PDP teeming with talent

    Southern California has long been a baseball hotbed, so it comes as no surprise that Saturday's Prospect Development Pipeline event in Lake Elsinore featured some of the best young talent in the country, including seven players on the Top 50 Draft prospects list.

  • Dusty Baker's son paving own path to pro ball

    Most baseball fans remember Darren Baker in one enduring image from the 2002 World Series -- a 3-year-old bat boy trotting to home plate, only to be scooped up by a quick-thinking J.T. Snow and whisked out of harm's way. If Darren -- the son of Nationals manager Dusty Baker -- has anything to say about it, he still has a larger legacy to weave on the baseball field.

  • Draft bonus pools change after Astros awarded Cards' picks

    The decision handed down penalizing the St. Louis Cardinals their first two picks in the 2017 Draft certainly changes the landscape for the June event. Pick No. 56 has a value of $1,122,400 and the 75th overall pick value has been set at $730,800, according to information obtained by MLB.com. That's an increase of the Astros' pool of just over $1.8 million, bringing their total pool for the top 10 rounds to just over $8.6 million. That would put them just outside of the top 10 currently in terms of pool money. Conversely, the loss of that $1.8 million and change drops the Cardinals' overall bonus pool to just a shade over $2.07 million. Not surprisingly, that would give them by far the smallest pool to draw from over the top 10 rounds of the upcoming Draft.

  • Dreaming big: Young Allen standout in Cincy

    Ronnie Allen Jr. is an 18-year-old from Hamilton, Ohio, and a high school senior who makes a long daily commute to Cincinnati Country Day School. A catcher with college and pro aspirations, he is often at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy playing as a member of the local RBI Baseball program, but he also works in clinics with other kids.

  • Prospect program aims to break ground for amateurs

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball celebrated the start of a potentially groundbreaking endeavor on Saturday, when the two parties coordinated and engineered the completion of the first Prospect Development Pipeline Premier Event.

  • Jeter reflected in Greene at first Dream Series

    Top Draft prospect Hunter Greene read "The Captain: The journey of Derek Jeter", when he was 11 years old, and has since done his best to incorporate that book into his daily life.

  • HS Draft prospects impress at 1st PDP showcase

    As Bubba Thompson soaked in the early portion of the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event at suburban Atlanta's Coolray Field on Saturday, he quickly realized how this event differed from other showcases when he peered toward left field and saw a fellow prospect running back and forth within a square while reacting to a digital image that appeared on one of four small monitors.

  • Top Draft prospect Greene headlines inaugural Dream Series

    This week, MLB and USA Baseball launched their inaugural Dream Series, a special event created to provide exposure and development opportunities for a diverse group of high school pitchers and catchers from around the United States. Among the nearly 700 players expected to participate in this year's event is MLB.com's No. 1 Draft prospect, Hunter Greene.

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