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2017 MLB Draft: First-Round Mock Draft

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There’s just under three months until the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft gets underway on June 12 and uncertainty remains at the top of the draft, especially with many of the top college pitchers struggling early. But, here’s how I see the first-round of the MLB Draft playing out:

1. Minnesota Twins: Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Louisville
2. Cincinnati Reds: Hunter Greene, RHP, Notre Dame HS (Calif.)
3. San Diego Padres: Royce Lewis, SS/OF, JSerra Catholic HS (Calif.)
4. Tampa Bay Rays: J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
5. Atlanta Braves: Jordon Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Ky.)
6. Oakland Athletics: Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
7. Arizona Diamondbacks: D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Ga.)
8. Philadelphia Phillies: Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
9. Milwaukee Brewers: Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
10. Los Angeles Angels: Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
11. Chicago White Sox: Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
12. Pittsburgh Pirates: Alex Lange, RHP, LSU
13. Miami Marlins: Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (N.C.)
14. Kansas City Royals: MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (N.C.)
15. Houston Astros: Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (Calif.)
16. New York Yankees: Griffin Canning, RHP, UCLA
17. Seattle Mariners: Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
18. Detroit Tigers: Hans Crouse, RHP, Dana Hills HS (Calif.)
19. San Francisco Giants: Tristan Beck, RHP, Stanford
20. New York Mets: Jacob Heatherly, LHP, Cullman HS (Ala.)
21. Baltimore Orioles: Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
22. Toronto Blue Jays: Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
23. Los Angeles Dodgers: Heliot Ramos, OF, Puerto Rico
24. Boston Red Sox: Wil Crowe, RHP, South Carolina
25. Washington Nationals: Mark Vientos, SS, American Heritage HS (Fla.)
26. Texas Rangers: Shane Baz, RHP Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
27. Chicago Cubs: Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
28. Toronto Blue Jays*: Brendon Little, LHP, State JC of Florida
29. Texas Rangers*: Garrett Mitchell, OF, Orange Lutheran HS (Calif.)
30. Chicago Cubs*: Nick Allen, SS, Francis Parker School (Calif.)

First-Round Compensation Notes
• The Colorado Rockies forfeit their first-round pick (No. 11) after singing Ian Desmond.
• The St. Louis Cardinals forfeit their first-round pick (No. 19) after signing Dexter Fowler.
• The Cleveland Indians forfeit their first-round pick (No. 25) after signing Edwin Encarnacion.
* – No. 28 overall pick is compensation for losing Edwin Encarnacion in free agency.
* – No. 29 overall pick is compensation for losing Ian Desmond in free agency.
* – No. 30 overall pick is compensation for losing Dexter Fowler in free agency.

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