2017 Draft

Draft Picks:

Total Bonus Pool: $8,312,600
Slot For #8 Pick: $4,552,300

Mock Drafts

  • Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt – 2017 MLB Mock Draft: The First Ten – Baseball America – March 16
    • While Wright’s thrown hard enough, the projectable presumed next Commodores ace was off to a slow start (0-2, 5.40, 20 IP, 24 H, 24-6 K-BB ratio) due to spotty command, of both his fastball and his secondary stuff.
  • Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia – Mock Draft 2.0: Brendan McKay, Hunter Greene Lead a Still Wide-Open Draft – April 20
    • Philadelphia was cagey about its top pick last year, not closing on Mickey Moniak until late in the process. The Phillies’ focus has been on polished hitters with top picks in recent years, and no hitter has more polish than Pavin Smith, with twice as many home runs (10) as strikeouts (five).
  • Mock Draft: Twins grab McKay, Greene to Reds – MLB.com – May 2
    • Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt (Callis) – There’s talk that his swing-and-miss issues could drop him to the teens, but Kendall has the best all-around tools among college position players and a track record of performance, so this could be a steal.
    • Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (Mayo) – Many expect Beck to be gone by here, but if he’s around, Philadelphia will strongly consider his upside versus the higher floors of the college bats available.
  • Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia – MLB Mock Draft Version 1 – Perfect Game – May 10
  • Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS – Mock Draft 1.0 – ESPN (Keith Law) – May 11
  • Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia – MLB Mock Draft 3.0 – Baseball America – May 18
    • Haseley’s teammate Pavin Smith remains the pick here. Smith’s relative struggles in ACC play (.288/.387/.423, 3 HR) may have cooled some of the analytical ardor for him, but his 31-8 BB-SO ratio overall makes up for it.
      Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/mock-mlb-draft-3-0-major-league-baseball-draft/#CvqVmJvOJMJDS84o.99
  • J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina – Mock draft: Could Twins go Greene? – MLB.com (Jonathan Mayo) – May 18
  • Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia – Mock Draft: Twins make Wright pick at No. 1 – MLB.com (Jim Callis) – May 26
    • Though Philadelphia has shown interest in Baz, it’s more likely to go the college route. The Phillies are paired more with bats (Smith, Haseley, Burger, Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall) than arms (Bukauskas, Florida righty Alex Faedo).
  • Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida – MLB Mock Draft 3.5 – Baseball America – May 26
    • The Phillies were bearing down on the college talent, particularly early in the class.
      Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/2017-mlb-mock-draft-3-5/#gwlRqZCjLzvLjoG4.99

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