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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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6. Oakland Athletics, Tanner Houck, RHP (Missouri)

Oakland loves to draft shortstops and college pitchers (since 2009 they’ve drafted four shortstops and three college pitchers in the first round) and you shouldn’t expect that to change with all of the talented college pitchers in this year’s draft. Tanner Houck of Missouri has seen his stock sore the past few months and the righty now looks like a top 10 pick and a 1-1 candidate. He has had two solid seasons at Missouri, posting a 3.23 ERA in 206 innings while putting up a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.05. Houck has great command of his pitches, especially his mid-90s fastball which looks like a plus pitch with plenty of movement.

Other players the Athletics could take: Tristan Beck, Colton Hock, J.B. Bukauskas, Brendan McKay

7. Arizona Diamondbacks, Alejandro Toral, 1B (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Florida)

Alejandro (Alex) Toral is the best power hitting prospect in the 2017 draft and could be the future catalyst of the Diamondbacks lineup. We haven’t seen a prep first baseman go in the top-10 of the draft since Eric Hosmer did so in 2008, when he went third overall to the Royals. Toral could break that streak in 2017. The Florida native has unreal power potential from the left side of the plate. He also has the potential to hit for average.

Other players the Diamondbacks could take: Pavin Smith, Jordon Adell, J.J. Schwarz, D.L. Hall

8. Philadelphia Phillies, 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.

Other players the Phillies could take: Tristan Beck, Colton Hock, Brady McConnell, Brendan McKay

9. Milwaukee Brewers, Royce Lewis, OF (J Serra HS, California)

There are plenty of talented outfielders in the 2017 draft, and Lewis may be the best of all of them. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with a great baseball IQ. He has plus speed and is an above average defender, who can play multiple positions. He is a very good contact hitter and has a sound approach at the plate.

Other players the Brewers could take: D.L. Hall, Jordon Adell, Brady McConnell, Pavin Smith

10. Los Angeles Angels, D.L. Hall, LHP (Houston County HS, Georgia)

Hall is the best prep lefty in this draft class and has a ton of potential. He has an above average fastball with a plus potential curveball.

Other players the Angels could take: J.J Schwarz, Brady McConnell, Brendan McKay, Pavin Smith

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