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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017 MLB Draft Preview Content

Patrick Ebert        



Once again Perfect Game plans extensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2017 first-year player draft, complete with player rankings, comprehensive scouting reports and profiles, and regular updates and features on the elite prospects.

We’ll enhance our coverage with mock drafts and videos of top prospects. This content began last November, with a variety of top prospect lists as linked below, as well as our weekly Draft Pack series which kicked off in mid-March. In this series, for 11 weeks 10 players are broken down in detail every Friday leading up to the draft. In the end, 110 players will be profiled with detailed scouting reports and supplemental videos. Links to those features can be found below.

Our preview coverage ramped up in recent weeks with our update of the
top 150 draft-eligible prospects as well as our first mock draft. A feature focusing on this year's top tools will hit the site on Thursday of this week, and the Top 500 Prospect Rankings will begin their unveiling on May 22nd. This coverage will continue through the draft itself, which is scheduled for June 12-14.

All of the links to these features, and so much more, can be found below as well as by visiting Perfect Game's main Draft page.

PG draft experts David Rawnsley, Brian Sakowski, Jheremy Brown, Vincent Cervino and Patrick Ebert, along with PG feature writer Jeff Dahn, will be providing this unrivaled draft content.

All of these features will be available at varying levels of our subscription service, PG Crosschecker. To subscribe to PG Crosschecker’s more exclusive draft content, please click here.


Follow us on Twitter:

@DavidRawnsleyPG | @ B_Sakowski_PG | @JBrownPG | @vcervinoPG@PGPatrickEbert

And on the days of the draft you can follow all of the picks here:

Perfect Game Draft Pick Database


2017 MLB Draft Video:

College Player Database
2015-16 College Baseball Video Vault
Perfect Game YouTube Page
Steve Fiorindo Prospect Pipeline YouTube Page


2017 MLB Draft order (FREE):

2017 MLB Draft Order
• 2017 MLB Draft Raw Draft Order


2017 MLB Draft Features (FREE):


Lewis, Greene, Gore go 1-2-3
2017 MLB Draft Top Tools
Nick Jodway: Jodway does it the right way
MLB Draft: Stock Report
Keston Hiura: Hiura hammers the hits at UCI
Jeren Kendall and Kyle Wright: Vandy dandies feel the buzz
J.B. Bukauskas: Heels, Bukauskas back on top
Brendan McKay: Two-way McKay leads Cards
Austin Beck: Knights rise in PG Mid-Atlantic
Trevor Rogers/Jonathan Stroman: Top talent toils in New Mexico
Royce Lewis: JSerra remains PG Pac power



Additional features can be found in Perfect Game's preview content of the 2017 college and high school baseball seasons. To access those features, please click on the following links:

2017 Perfect Game College Baseball Preview Index
2017 Perfect Game High School Baseball Preview Index


Perfect Game has conducted hundreds of player features in recent years in addition to the dozens of daily and weekly scouting reports provided on players. To search the archives simply type in the player's name in the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the site. When the search results appear, click on 'Articles' to view any stories related to a specific player.


2017 MLB Mock Drafts (FREE):

Version 1 (Wed., May 10)
Version 2 (Fri., June 2)
Version 3 (Mon., June 12)


2017 MLB Draft Packs (INSIDER):

March 17: Nick Allen, Cole Brannen, Michael Gigliotti, Hunter Greene, D.L. Hall, Keston Hiura, Blaine Knight, Corbin Martin, Brendan McKay, Joe Perez.
March 24: 
Jake Eder, MacKenzie Gore, Colton Hock, Zach Kirtley, Alex Lange, Royce Lewis, Calvin Mitchell, Glenn Otto, Evan Skoug, Cole Turney.
March 31: 
Shane Baz, J.B. Bukauskas, Hans Crouse, M.J. Melendez, Brian Miller, Seth Romero, Kevin Smith, Alejandro Toral, Logan Warmoth, Drew Waters.
April 7:
 Austin Beck, Jake Burger, Hagen Danner, Jeremiah Estrada, K.J. Harrison, Luke Heimlich, Garrett Mitchell, Peter Solomon, Coner Uselton, Evan White.

April 14: Jordon Adell, Griffin Canning, Terriez Fuller, Jacob Gonzalez, Adam Haseley, David Peterson, Trevor Rogers, Pavin Smith, Mitchell Stone, Riley Thompson.
April 21: Riley Adams, Ernie Clement, Jacob Heatherly, Tanner Houck, Brendon Little, Nate Pearson, Matthew Sauer, Alex Scherff, Christopher Seise, Mark Vientos.
April 28: Tanner Burns, Seth Corry, Drew Ellis, Blayne Enlow, Alex Faedo, Stuart Fairchild, Dalton Guthrie, Kyle Hurt, Jeren Kendall, Brady McConnell.
May 5: Michael Baumann, Wil Crowe, Quentin Holmes, Tyler Johnson, Jacob Pearson, Wilberto Rivera, Brent Rooker, Caleb Sloan, Ryan Vilade, Kyle Wright.
May 12: Tristan Beck, Daniel Cabrera, Luis Campusano, Samuel Carlson, Greg Deichmann, Jake Mangum, Heliot Ramos, Ricky Tyler Thomas, Bubba Thompson, Daniel Tillo.
May 19: Morgan Cooper, Jeter Downs, Mason House, Jack Leftwich, Tristen Lutz, Christopher McMahon, Kevin Merrell, Clarke Schmidt, Jake Thompson, Taylor Walls
May 26Spencer Howard, Caden Lemons, Kyle Jacobsen, Steven Jennings, James Marinan, JJ Matijevic, Joey Morgan, Michael Mercado, Nicholas Pratto, Gavin Sheets



2017 MLB Draft Top Prospect lists/reports:

• Top 500 Prospect lists (INSIDER - starting May 22):
   1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500


• Top 500 Prospect reports (PREMIUM - starting May 29):
   1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500


Top 150 overall (April update)

• Top 250 overall (Nov. update)
Top 100 College Prospects (Nov. update)
Top 500 2017 High School Prospects
• Top College Prospects by class (Jan. update): Seniors | Juniors | Sophomores | Freshmen
• Top 150 Junior College Prospects (Jan. update)
2016 Summer Collegiate Top Prospect Index
Top 100 2018 Prospects (Nov. update)
Top 500 2018 High School Prospects
Top 100 2019 Prospects (Dec. update)
Top 500 2019 High School Prospects


State-by-State Regional Snapshots (FREE):

Monday, May 29 - Friday, June 9

South AtlanticFL, GA, NC, SC
SoutheastAL, KY, MS, TN
South CentralAR, LA, OK, TX
MountainAZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
PacificAK, CA, HI, OR, WA
• Great PlainsIA, KS, MO, ND, NE, SD
• Great LakesIL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
• Mid-AtlanticDC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
• New EnglandCT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Canada and Puerto Rico


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