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2017 Draft: PG National Impressions


The 2016 Perfect Game National Showcase has come and gone and in its wake it left us the beginnings of a new crop of high school talent to examine for the 2017 MLB Draft. The event also serves as an intriguing early look at some of the top talent coming to the college ranks for the 2018 season. As our coverage progresses throughout this summer and fall, we’ll be providing in-depth scouting reports on all the top high school recruits and draft prospects you need to know over the next year. Over that span we’ll also be providing a large quantity of video as well.

For now, however, as we are merely in the early stages of finding out who the top players are in this 2017 graduating class, let’s take a look at some of the top players to emerge as names to watch from the PG National. This is not an all inclusive list of players that stood out, but instead is a first glimpse of a group of players we will continue to detail as the summer progresses.

(Players are not listed in order of prospect ranking. College commitments listed in parentheses.)


Tanner Burns, rhp, Decatur, Ala. (Auburn) – Polished, power righty who showed a 93-95 mph fastball and knockout, plus curveball. Has an advanced feel for both pitches.


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