Vanderbilt ace Kyle Wright (Aaron Fitt)


2017 MLB Draft: Mock Draft Vol. 1

The 2017 MLB Draft is just under a month away and the rumor mill has started to kick into high gear. Where will the very best talent in this year’s crop end up? Which big league teams have their sights set on certain players? While we won’t get definitive answers to these questions until June 12th, that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying around the scouting world.

There are 30 picks officially in the first round of this year’s draft, and this will serve as our first attempt at projecting how these selections could go down on June 12th. This draft, like many in recent memory, has been defined by uncertainty after the first few picks. In other words, we could be in for a wild ride of rumors, speculation and rapid changes in prospect stock as the days wind down for teams to finish evaluating all the top talent.

With that in mind, after thorough consultation with our sources in the scouting world, here is our first projection of how the first 30 selections could unfold in this year’s amateur draft.

1. Minnesota Twins – Kyle Wright, rhp, VanderbiltTWINS90X90

ANALYSIS: We are going out on a bit of a limb with this first pick, as Brendan McKay and Hunter Greene have consistently been the vogue names mentioned here. But, Wright was superb in front of Twins’ Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and is gaining steam with a recent string of outstanding starts as the potential top dog in this class. Pavin Smith remains in the picture as a backup here as well.

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