Alex Faedo ---- Tim Casey / UAA Communications

2017 MLB Draft Rankings 1-51, version 1.0

Scout's MLB Draft Expert Jeff Ellis releases his first 20167 MLB Draft prospect ranking of the new year. Find out who he views as the top-51 talents in this draft class.

Draft ranks are always a living and breathing thing. I changed these ranks around frequently, depending on new data or information. The other thing about ranks is that they are always an eye of the beholder deal. I may look at very different things than other writers. This doesn't mean they are wrong or that I am wrong. This is my view with nearly two months of college data. The NHSI, an invitational for the top high school teams in the country, is occurring right now and that always shakes things as players emerge.

Rank

player

position

team

1

Alex Faedo

RHP

Florida

2

Hunter Greene

RHP

Notre Dame HS (CA)

3

JB Bukauskas

RHP

UNC

4

Brendan McKay

LHP/1B

Louisville

5

Royce Lewis

OF/SS

JSerra Catholic HS (CA)

6

Jeren Kendall

OF

Vanderbilt

7

Kyle Wright

RHP

Vanderbilt

8

Austin Beck

OF

North Davidson HS. (NC)

9

Seth Romero

LHP

Houston

10

DL Hall

LHP

Valdosta HS (GA)

11

Tanner Houck

RHP

Missouri

12

Nick Pratto

OF/1B

Huntington Beach HS (CA)

13

Keston Hiura

OF/2B

UC Irvine

14

Mark Vientos

3B

American Heritage HS (FL)

15

Jake Burger

3B

Missouri State

16

Wil Crowe

RHP

South Carolina

17

Jo Adell

OF

Ballard HS (KY)

18

Mackenzie Gore

LHP

Whiteville HS (NC)

19

Blaine Knight

RHP

Arkansas

20

Clarke Schmidt

RHP

South Carolina

21

Tristan Beck

RHP

Stanford

22

Griffin Canning

RHP

UCLA

23

Garrett Mitchell

OF

Orange Lutheran HS (CA)

24

Alex Lange

RHP

LSU

25

Ryan Vilade

3B/SS

Stillwater HS (OK)

26

Pavin Smith

1B

Virginia

27

Brendon Little

LHP

State JC of Florida Manatee-Sarasota

28

Jacob Heatherly

LHP

Cullman HS (AL)

29

Brady McConnell

SS

Merritt Island HS. (FL) 

30

MJ Melendez

C

Westminster Christian HS (FL)

31

Cole Turney

OF

William B. Travis HS (TX)

32

Blayne Enlow

RHP

St. Amant HS (LA)

33

Hans Crouse

RHP

Dana Hills HS (CA)

34

Drew Waters

OF

Etowah HS (GA)

35

Nick Storz

RHP

Poly Prep Country Day School (NY)

36

Cole Brannen

OF

Westfield School (GA)

37

Joe Perez

RHP

Archbishop Edward McCarthy HS (FL)

38

Conner Uselton

OF

Southmoore HS (OK)

39

David Peterson

LHP

Oregon

40

Shane Baz

RHP

Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)

41

Nate Pearson

RHP

College of Central Florida

42

Trevor Rogers

LHP

Carlsbad HS (NM)

43

Stuart Fairchild

OF

Wake Forest

44

Alex Scherff

RHP

Colleyville HS (TX)

45

Hagen Danner

C

Huntington Beach HS (CA)

46

Bryce Bonnin

RHP

Barbers Hills HS (TX)

47

Logan Warmoth

SS

UNC

48

Calvin Mitchell

OF

Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)

49

Zac Lowther

LHP

Xavier

50

Trevor Stephan

RHP

Arkansas

51

Adam Halesey

OF/LHP

Virginia

Jeren Kendall Kyle Wright Austin Beck Seth Romero DL Hall Tanner Houck Nick Pratto Keston Hiura Mark Vientos Jake Burger

Wil Crowe Jordon Adell Mackenzie Gore Blaine Knight Clarke Schmidt Tristan Beck Griffin Canning Garrett Mitchell

Alex Lange Calvin Mitchell Zac Lowther Adam Haseley Trevor Stephan Shane Baz Hans Crouse Little Brendon

Ryan Vilade Nick Storz Nate Pearson Trevor Rogers Stuart Fairchild Alex Scherff Hagen Danner Bryce Bonnin Logan Warmoth

Pavin Smith Little Brendon Jacob Heatherly Blyane Enlow MJ Melendez Cole Turney Brady McConnel Drew Waters


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