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2017 MLB Mock Draft 10/3/16

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Round 1, Picks 11-20 Breakdown

11. Colorado Rockies, Brendan McKay, LHP (Louisville)

The Rockies desperately need pitching if they want to contend in the NL West and Brendan McKay out of Louisville could be exactly what they’re looking for. McKay was the player that shared the Freshman of the Year honors with Schwarz in 2015, posting a 1.77 ERA in 96 2/3 innings. He followed that season up with a 2.30 ERA in 109 2/3 innings in 2016. The southpaw has tremendous command and three plus-potential pitches. McKay is also a great hitter, putting up a slash of .321/.416/.474 with 10 home runs in his two seasons at Louisville.

12. Chicago White Sox, Jake Burger, 3B (Missouri State)

Burger is one player to watch in the spring. A bad season and his stock could drop quickly, but another solid season at the plate will have the Missouri native at the top of the draft. He put on an absolute show in his first two seasons at Missouri State, posting a slash of .346/.406/.605 to go with 25 home runs and 114 RBIs in 463 at-bats.

13. Pittsburgh Pirates, Hagen Danner, RHP (Huntington Beach HS, California)

Danner is a two way player, with his other position being catcher, but most scouts think he’ll end up a pitcher at the next level. He has solid fastball that he commands well and an above average curveball that could have plus-potential. Danner is also an excellent hitter and an outstanding athlete, which makes him a candidate to go 1-1 in 2017.

14. Miami Marlins, Conner Uselton, OF (Southmore HS, Oklahoma)

Uselton is the closest thing to a five-tool player in this draft class. Great athlete with big power potential and could play any position in the outfield. He has a sound approach at the plate and knows how to hit the ball to all fields.

15. Kansas City Royals, Alex Scherff, RHP (Prestonwood Christian Academy, Texas)

Scherff’s stock is on the rise and the big righty has the potential to be a top-10 pick when all is said and done. His fastball will sit in the mid-90s and has been recorded at 97 MPH. Scherff’s also has a mid-80s changeup, a high-70s to low-80s slider and an upper 70’s curveball.

16. Houston Astros, Tristan Beck, RHP (Stanford)

Beck is the best draft eligible sophomore in this draft class. He finished his freshman season at Stanford with a 2.48 ERA in 83 1/3 innings while giving up just two home runs and striking out 76. Beck offers a mid-90s fastball and a potential above average curveball and a developing changeup. His command has improved in his first year at Stanford, but he still needs to be more consistent with it.

17. New York Yankees, Jayson Gonzalez, 3B (Bishop Amat HS, California)

Gonzalez is an athletic third baseman with huge power potential. He has a sound approach at the plate and knows how to drive the ball the other way. His athleticism and arm strength should allow him to stay at third base long term. Gonzalez is a Vanderbilt commit, so like most Vandy commits signability could be a question, but right now he’s considered a top 30 prospect for this class.

18. Seattle Mariners, Hans Crouse, RHP (Dana Hills HS, California)

Crouse has one plus potential pitch at the moment, with that pitch being his fastball. His curveball has above average potential. The biggest concern for Crouse is his delivery, which he puts way too much effort into. He does have one of the best fastballs out of all the prep players in the draft class. Crouse is committed to USC and as of November 2015 was leaning toward attending college, which may make some teams worry about signability.

19. St. Louis Cardinals, Tanner Burns, RHP (Decatur HS, Alabama)

Burns is a hard throwing righty with a strong build and an above average curveball and a developing change up. His fastball will set anywhere between 94-96 MPH. He has great command and will consistently throws strikes.

20. Detroit Tigers, Jordon Adell, OF (Ballard HS, Kentucky)

Adell is a great athlete that can play all three outfield spots. He has a plus-potential arm and power potential. He needs to be more consistent when it comes to hitting for contact and his approach, but overall Adell is one of the most intriguing prospects in the class.

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