Yesterday kicked off the 2017 MLB draft, and there were a few surprises, like Royce Lewis going #1 overall—something that makes sense in retrospect, as Lewis looks like a crazy Correa/Springer hybrid at a position (SS) always highly coveted on draft boards. Other surprises: Kyle Wright going all the way at #5 to Atlanta (I really thought the Twins would take him), the overall fall of pitching arms, and poor old Brendon McKay looking super bummed to be announced as a first baseman. Also, the Mariners walked away with a steal in drafting Sam Carlson at 55—I didn’t even bother to write a capsule on him, because I thought he’d be off the board before the Mariners got to make their first-round selection, let alone their second. Hopefully he will sign, but he should enjoy the opportunity to immediately rocket to the number-one pitching prospect in the organization.
While the middle rounds of the MLB Draft don’t have quite the sexy appeal of Day 1, there are still plenty of intriguing names out on the board, several of which we’ve outlined on this very site. You can find all of that analysis (previous draft analyses, quick hitter scouting overviews of positional groups in this draft, a few deep dives on some exciting choices the M’s may have a shot at, and more) right here, as well as our overall outline of how to watch and follow along here.
Draft Time: 10 AM PT
Note: We will be updating the thread as picks come in here as well, so feel free to refresh every few minutes . Also, embedded below is the @MLBDraftTracker account, which should automatically update the picks. Enjoy!