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2017 MLB Mock Draft 12/5/16

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Updated: December 5, 2016

The 2017 MLB Mock Draft will be updated again on February 5, 2017. The draft order is based on the final MLB standings. Click to next page to see breakdown of picks 1-10. Picks 11-20 will be coming out soon.

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Round 1, Picks 1-10 Breakdown

1. Minnesota Twins, Kyle Wright, RHP (Vanderbilt)

Wright has been great for the Commodores in his two seasons at Vandy, posting a 2.37 ERA in 152 innings. He also has 169 strikeouts during that span. He has a solid fastball to go with an above average breaking ball. Wright is a 1-1 candidate.

Other players the Twins could take: Hunter Greene, Royce Lewis, Jeren Kendall, Alex Faedo

2. Cincinnati Reds, Alex Faedo, RHP (Florida)

The Reds will have the number two pick for the second year and a row, after taking Nick Senzel in 2016. There’s plenty of talented college pitchers in this draft, with Alex Faedo being one of the more intriguing prospects. Faedo is a strikeout pitcher with a tremendous fastball and above average breaking stuff.

Other players the Reds could take: Royce Lewis, Jeren Kendall, Hunter Greene, Jordon Adell

3. San Diego Padres, Hunter Greene, RHP/SS (Notre Dame HS, California)

This is the first time that the Padres have had a top 3 pick since 2009, when they took Donavan Tate. If Greene is still available at three than you can fully expect the Padres to take him, he’s probably the most talented player in the draft, but we’ve never seen a right-handed high school pitcher go number one overall and that probably won’t change. He will either be a pitcher or a shortstop at the next level and he might be the best two-way prospect that we’ve seen in a long time. He has a fantastic arm and also can hit for power, which makes some think he will end up at shortstop. His swing is one of the best in the draft class. He has a sinking fastball that will set anywhere from 92-94 MPH. His breaking stuff is good and has above average potential. Greene is a 1-1 candidate and don’t be surprised if he’s considered the top prospect next spring.

Other players the Padres could take: Royce Lewis, Jeren Kendall, Jordon Adell, Alejandro Toral

4. Tampa Bay Rays, J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (North Carolina)

Bukauskas was widely regarded as a first-round talent in the 2014 draft, but told teams not to draft him because he was going to North Carolina. Arizona took him in the 20th round anyway, but he stuck with his decision to go to college. Bukauskas is still considered a first-round talent and could be a 1-1 candidate with a solid junior season. He has a 3.58 ERA in 151 innings during his first two seasons at UNC. He has a plus fastball and also debuted a slider in 2016. The slider has the potential to be an above average offering.

Other players the Rays could take: Jeren Kendall, Royce Lewis, Jordon Adell, Tanner Houck

5. Atlanta Braves, Jeren Kendall, OF (Vanderbilt)

The Braves went from looking like a sure bet to secure the number one pick to landing the fifth overall pick in just a month. Kendall is a lot like 2016 first-round pick Corey Ray, with both players being undersized speedsters that can hit for both contact and power. Ray is the better of the two prospects at this point, but Kendall has a ton of potential also and could end up being a better hitter when all is said and done. Kendall hit a slash of .310/.395/.552 with 17 home runs, 99 RBIs and 47 stolen bases in his first two seasons at Vanderbilt. He could bat anywhere from leadoff to the 3-hole.

Other players the Braves could take: Royce Lewis, Jordon Adell, D.L. Hall, Brady McConnell

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