Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: January 29, 2017 with updates every Tuesday leading up to Draft Day.
Tampa Bay Rays: Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
- One of the best first baseman in College Baseball is Evan White. White has a power bat and batted .318 in 2015 and .376 in 2016. White has the tools to develop into a 35-40 home run hitter if you are patient with him in the minors. He already has power hitting, batting average, and speed to get doubles consistently. He's not a home run hitter yet, but Tampa Bay can develop that part of his game in the minors.
Cincinnati Reds: K.J. Harrison, C, Oregon State
- The Cincinnati Reds need help everywhere. K.J. Harrison's batting average dipped from .309 to .256 in 2016. He still hit 10 home runs once again for Oregon State and has the versatility to play catcher, first baseman, third baseman, second baseman, or shortstop. Many MLB teams are projecting Harrison at catcher, first base, or third base. Harrison did an awesome job complimenting Logan Ice in Oregon State's outfield and is worthy of a late first round pick.
Oakland Athletics: Conner Uselton, RF, Southmoore HS (OK)
- The Athletics get a two sport athlete that plays center fielder at Southmoore High School as well as quarterback. Uselton is a pretty complete batter with 5-tool ability. He's expected to convert from center field to right field which is the only reason I don't have a first round grade on him at the moment.
Milwaukee Brewers: Justin Farmer, CF, Riverview HS (FL)
- Justin Farmer is the best player on the board. Milwaukee may be stacked with outfielders, but they add one more to develop for the future.
Minnesota Twins: Turner Larkins, P, Texas A&M
- The 6-3 210 lb Turner Larkins posted a 2.51 ERA in 2016. Larkins is the best pitcher available at this point even if Minnesota has to use him as a long reliever rather than a starter.
Miami Marlins: Evan Skoug, C, TCU
- The Marlins grab a catcher here. The 5-11 200 lb Evan Skoug had a .301 batting average in 2016. Skoug is one of the top catchers in the 2017 MLB Draft, and may sneak into the first round.