INJURY REPORT: TOMMY JOHN SURGERY; WILL MISS 2018 SEASON (9/12/17) Name: Drew Rasmussen (@drew_rasmussen_) Position: Right-Handed Pitcher School: Oregon State University Class: College Redshirt Junior Draft Status: Drafted in 39th Round in 2014 (Arizona); Drafted in 1st Round in 2017 (Tampa Bay) Height/Weight: 6-2/225 Bats/Throws: R/R Advertisements
Name: Jake Mangum (@jakemangum15) Position: Outfield School: Mississippi State University Class: College Junior Draft Status: Drafted in 30th Round in 2017 (New York AL) Height/Weight: 6-1/182 Bats/Throws: S/L
Name: Tanner Dodson (@the_husbaby) Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Outfielder School: University of California Class: College Junior Draft Status: Drafted in 31st Round in 2015 (New York NL) Height/Weight: 6-1/173 Bats/Throws: S/R
While there’s no doubt that the first round of the MLB draft is most likely to produce big-leaguers, there is still plenty of talent to be had in the subsequent 39 rounds. Taking that into account, let’s take a look at our votes for the best picks in each round, including the first.
The signing bonus announcements are coming fast and furious and with the entire first round expected to sign, it shouldn’t be long before this list is complete.
While the order may not have been correct, our most recent mock draft managed to peg 26 prospects that ended up being selected in the first round. That’s a cool success rate of 86.7%, a number we’ll gladly take for one of professional sports most unpredictable events. The four prospects we missed were Heliot Ramos,…
The 2017 MLB Draft is in the books, and while we’ll have plenty more analysis, let’s take a look at how we grade the selections in the first round.