Total Bonus Pool: $8,312,600
Slot For #8 Pick: $4,552,300
- 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).
- Top 100 Draft Prospects – Baseball America – March 23, 2017
- MLB Pipeline Top 50
- #8 Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
- 2017 College Top 100 Draft Prospects – Baseball America – January 6, 2017
- High School Top 100 – Baseball America – November 23, 2016