Draft Order MLB: 2017 MLB Draft Order Round 2: 37. Minnesota Twins: Landon Leach, P, Pickering HS (Canada), 38. Cincinnati Reds: Stuart Fairchild, CF, Wake Forest, 39. San Diego Padres: Luis Campusano, C, Cross Creek HS (GA), 40. Tampa Bay Rays: Michael Mercado, P, Westview HS (CA), 41. Atlanta Braves: Drew Waters, CF, Etowa HS (GA), 42. Pittsburgh Pirates (Compensation Pick): Steven Jennings, P, DeKalb County HS (TN), 43. Oakland Athletics: Greg Deichmann, RF, LSU, 44. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drew Ellis, 3B, Louisville, 45. Philadelphia Phillies: Spencer Howard, P, Cal Poly, 46. Milwaukee Brewers: Caden Lemons, P, Vestavia Hills HS (AL), 47. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Griffin Canning, P, UCLA, 48. Colorado Rockies: Ryan Vilade, 3B, Stillwater HS (OK), 49. Chicago White Sox: Gavin Sheets, 1B, Wake Forest, 50. Pittsburgh Pirates: Calvin Mitchell, RF, Rancho Bernado HS (CA), 51. Miami Marlins: Joseph Dunland, 3B, North Carolina State, 52. Kansas City Royals: M.J. Melendez, C, Westminster Christian HS (FL), 53. Houston Astros: Joe Perez, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL), 54. New York Yankees: Matthew Sauer, P, Ernest Righetti HS (CA), 55. Seattle Mariners: Sam Carlson, P, Burnsville HS (MN), 56. Houston Astros (from St. Louis Cardinals): Corbin Martin, P, Texas A&M, 57. Detroit Tigers: Reynaldo Rivera, 1B, Chipola JC, 58. San Francisco Giants: Jacob Gonzalez, 3B, Chaparral HS (AZ), 59. New York Mets: Mark Vientos, SS, Charles W. Flanagan HS (FL), 60. Baltimore Orioles: Adam Hall, SS, Lucas HS (Canada), 61. Toronto Blue Jays: Hagen Danner, P, Huntington Beach HS (CA), 62. Los Angeles Dodgers: Morgan Cooper, P, Texas, 63. Boston Red Sox: Cole Brannen, CF, Westfield HS (GA), 64. Cleveland Indians: Quentin Holmes, CF, Monsignor McClancey HS (NY), 65. Washington Nationals: Wil Crowe, P, South Carolina, 66. Texas Rangers: Hans Crouse, P, Dana Hills HS (CA), 67. Chicago Cubs: Cory Abbott, P, Loyola Marymount, 68. Arizona Diamondbacks (Compensation Pick): Daulton Varsho, SS, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 69. San Diego Padres (Compensation Pick): Blake Hunt, C, Mater Dei HS (CA), 70. Colorado Rockies (Compensation Pick): Tommy Doyle, P, Virginia, 71. Cleveland Indians (Compensation Pick): Tyler Freeman, 2B, Etiwanda HS (CA), 72. img src="pittsburghpirates.gif" width="50" height="30" alt=""> Pittsburgh Pirates (Compensation Pick): Connor Uselton, CF, Southmoore HS (OK), 73. Kansas City Royals (Compensation Pick): Evan Steele, P, Chipola JC, 74. Baltimore Orioles (Compensation Pick): Zac Lowther, P, Xavier, 75. Houston Astros (Compensation Pick): J.J. Matijevic, 1B, Arizona, Round 1: 1. Minnesota Twins: Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra HS (CA), 2. Cincinnati Reds: Hunter Greene, P, Notre Dame HS (CA), 3. San Diego Padres: MacKenzie Gore, P, Whiteville HS (NC), 4. Tampa Bay Rays: Brendan McKay, P, Louisville, 5. Atlanta Braves: Kyle Wright, P, Vanderbilt, 6. Oakland Athletics: Austin Beck, CF, North Davidson HS (NC), 7. Arizona Diamondbacks: Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia, 8. Philadelphia Phillies: Adam Haseley, CF, Virginia, 9. Milwaukee Brewers: Keston Hiura, LF, U.C. Irvine, 10. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Jordon Adell, CF, Ballard HS (KY), 11. Chicago White Sox: Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State, 12. Pittsburgh Pirates: Shane Baz, P, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX), 13. Miami Marlins: Trevor Rogers, P, Carlsbad HS (NM), 14. Kansas City Royals: Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (CA), 15. Houston Astros: J.B. Bukauskas, P, North Carolina, 16. New York Yankees: Clarke Schmidt, P, South Carolina, 17. Seattle Mariners: Evan White, 1B, Kentucky, 18. Detroit Tigers: Alex Faedo, P, Florida, 19. San Francisco Giants: Heliot Ramos, CF, Puerto Rico, 20. New York Mets: David Peterson, P, Oregon, 21. Baltimore Orioles: D.L. Hall, P, Valdosta HS (GA), 22. Toronto Blue Jays: Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina, 23. Los Angeles Dodgers: , 24. Boston Red Sox: Tanner Houck, P, Missouri, 25. Washington Nationals: Seth Romero, P, Houston, 26. Texas Rangers: Bubba Thompson, CF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (AL), 27. Chicago Cubs: Brendon Little, P, SCF, 28. Toronto Blue Jays (Compensation Pick): Nate Pearson, P, UCF, 29. Texas Rangers (Compensation Pick): Christopher Seise, SS, West Orange HS (FL), 30. Chicago Cubs: Alex Lange, P, LSU, 31. Tampa Bay Rays (Compensation Pick): Drew Rasmussen, P, Oregon State, 32. Cincinnati Reds (Compensation Pick): Jeter Downs, SS, Monsignor Pace HS (FL), 33. Oakland Athletics (Compensation Pick): Kevin Merrill, SS, South Florida, 34. Milwaukee Brewers (Compensation Pick): Tristen Lutz, RF, Martin HS (TX), 35. Minnesota Twins (Compensation Pick): Brent Rooker, RF, Mississippi State, 36. Miami Marlins (Compensation Pick): Brian Miller, RF, North Carolina


2017 MLB Draft Results




Round 2




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 12, 2017.


  1. Minnesota Twins: Landon Leach, P, Pickering HS (Canada) D Grade

    I don't understand why the Twins took a third to fourth round prospect at the top of the second round. The only reason this isn't an F grade is because Minnesota needed to draft a pitcher at this point.


  2. Cincinnati Reds: Stuart Fairchild, CF, Wake Forest A Grade

    Stuart Fairchild has a .350 batting average along with 13 home runs, 57 RBI's and 16 stolen bases. Fairchild has been listed as an eighth or ninth round pick, but he's a clean up batter batting third in a lineup that warrants first round consideration with his five-tool ability. I like his tape a lot better than Will Craig who the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted in the first round in the 2016 MLB Draft.


    The 6-0 205 lb Stuart Fairchild is a complete 5-tool batter. He can hit home runs, line drives, grounders, and bunts. The Wake Forest center fielder prevents home runs by jumping over the wall and is a very sound outfielder. He's a natural base stealer as well.



  3. San Diego Padres: Luis Campusano, C, Cross Creek HS (GA) B Grade

    I didn't have a second round pick on Campusano. He had a .622 batting average and MLB had a second round grade on him. Campusano is one of those players that impressed me at the last minute so I like this pick by the Padres.



  4. Tampa Bay Rays: Michael Mercado, P, Westview HS (CA) D Grade

    Mercado was a second to third round pick. There were way better pitchers available.



  5. Atlanta Braves: Drew Waters, CF, Etowa HS (GA) A Grade

    I had a top 30 grade on Waters. This is an excellent value pick for the Braves.


  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: Steven Jennings, P, DeKalb County HS (TN) B- Grade

    I had a late second round grade on Jennings. He has mental the makeup you want in a starting pitcher though so this could end up being a good pick. Even though this is a reach you can argue this is a B grade based on mental makeup so I'll give the Pirates a B- grade here.


    Steven Jennings is a strikeout machine. The 6-2 175 lb pitcher had 99 strikeouts in 2017. He also won 8 AA State Player of the Year despite a shaky ERA. teven Jennings has a 93-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 92-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a 90-mile per hour sinker, and a slider that can be anywhere from 77-84 miles per hour. Has a quick arm and can deliver a quick release with a 3/4 arm slot. Despite having a subpar ERA in 2017, he fixed his mechanics so that won't be an issue going forward. He won the AA State Player of the Year in Tennessee and even got voted Homecoming King at his High School. His teachers consider him a remarkable student with a 4.0 GPA and his classmates gravitate towards him and the leadership he brings to his team.



  7. Oakland Athletics: Greg Deichmann, RF, LSU D Grade

    Oakland reached here. The reason this pick isn't an F grade is because Deichmann can play anywhere in the infield or outfield.



  8. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drew Ellis, 3B, Louisville F Grade

    Drew Ellis isn't even a top 200 player. Jake Lamb is a good third baseman too so this pick gets an F grade.


  9. Philadelphia Phillies: Spencer Howard, P, Cal Poly D Grade

    The Phillies took a third round prospect in the second round. This pick gets a D grade as a result.



  10. Milwaukee Brewers: Caden Lemons, P, Vestavia Hills HS (AL) A Grade

    This was the best pick the Brewers made. Easily an A grade though since I had a first round grade on Lemons.


    The 6-6 205 lb Caden Lemons got bigger this year. As a result his velocity increased. Caden Lemons has a 97-mile per hour 4-seam fastball and a 90-mile per hour 2-seam fastball. Lemons also has a slider that can go up to 85-milers per hour. You'd like to see Lemons add more velocity on his 2-seamer, but its not a deal breaker at this point.


  11. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Griffin Canning, P, UCLA A+ Grade

    Los Angeles drafts the top pitcher on the board. The Orioles go with the 6-2 180 lb Griffin Canning has dominated with UCLA this season. Canning is 7-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 2017. Canning has pitched 134 strikeouts in 111.1 innings this season. Canning pitched 4 complete games for UCLA in 2017.


    Griffin Canning has a 92-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 91-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a changeup, curveball, slider, and sinker. All of these pitches are at an MLB level. Canning has excellent command and accuracy on his pitches.



  12. Colorado Rockies: Ryan Vilade, 3B, Stillwater HS (OK) C Grade

    Ryan Vilade entered the year as a first round pick before disappointing. Alex Toral and Quentin Holmes were first round prospects and the Rockies passed on them both for Vilade so they get a C grade.


  13. Chicago White Sox: Gavin Sheets, 1B, Wake Forest B Grade

    Gavin Sheets could have gone anywhere between the first and third round. This is a good pick by the White Sox that warrants a B grade.



  14. Pittsburgh Pirates: Calvin Mitchell, RF, Rancho Bernado HS (CA) B Grade

    I had a second round grade on Calvin Mitchell. This is a good value pick by the Pirates here.


  15. Miami Marlins: Joseph Dunland, 3B, North Carolina State B Grade

    Joseph Dunland had a third round grade. He's versatile enough to play third base, shortstop, second base, and first base so that's why this is a good pick.



  16. Kansas City Royals: M.J. Melendez, C, Westminster Christian HS (FL) F Grade

    There were way better catchers like J.J. Schwarz and Evan Skoug still on the board. That's why this pick gets an F grade.


  17. Houston Astros: Joe Perez, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) F Grade

    Alex Toral plays foir Archishop McCarthy High School too and he's the best player in this draft. This pick gets an F grade since its a huge reach.



  18. New York Yankees: Matthew Sauer, P, Ernest Righetti HS (CA) A+ Grade

    The Yankees have drafted well so far with Clarke Schmidt whose dad was a military general and his older brother beating cancer. Now they get Matthew Sauer who I had a first round grade on in the second round.


    The 6-4 192 lb Matthew Sauer is 7-1 with a 1.03 ERA in 2017. Sauer threw 114 strikeouts in 2017 as well. Matthew Sauer has a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 92-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, an 89-mile per hour slider, an 88-mile per hour slurveball, and a 79-mile per hour changeup. Sauer has potential to be a house hold name, but he needs to develop his curveball.


  19. Seattle Mariners: Sam Carlson, P, Burnsville HS (MN) A Grade

    I had the 6-4 208 lb Sam Carlson going one pick earlier to the Yankees in the second round. This is a awesome pick by the Mariners here.



  20. Houston Astros: Corbin Martin, P, Texas A&M C+ Grade

    I have a third round grade on Corbin Martin. I had a second round grade on him at one point though and he was a first round prospect at the beginning of the year so this is an understandable pick here.


  21. Detroit Tigers: Reynaldo Rivera, 1B, Chipola JC D Grade

    Reynaldo Rivera can play first base or right fielder. That's why the Tigers got spared an F grade for reaching for Rivera here.


  22. San Francisco Giants: Jacob Gonzalez, 3B, Chaparral HS (AZ) F Grade

    After taking a third round prospect in the first round. The Giants followed that up by taking a fourth to fifth round prospect in the second round.


  23. New York Mets: Mark Vientos, SS, Charles W. Flanagan HS (FL) A Grade

    Mark Vientos was a first round prospect. The Mets get an A grade here.



  24. Baltimore Orioles: Adam Hall, SS, Lucas HS (Canada) F Grade

    Adam Hall had a third to fourth round grade. I'm not sure why the Orioles took him here.


  25. Toronto Blue Jays: Hagen Danner, P, Huntington Beach HS (CA) A Grade

    Hagan Danner can play pitcher and catcher. This is a good pick as he was on the 2011 Little League World Series team with teammate Nick Pratto who went in the first round.



  26. Los Angeles Dodgers: Morgan Cooper, P, Texas A Grade

    The 6-4 215 lb Morgan Cooper put together his best season. Morgan Cooper is 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 2017 along with a career high 89 strikeouts. Morgan Cooper has a 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 94-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a 93-mile her hour cutter fastball, a 84-mile per hour changeup, and a 75-mile per hour curveball. Has more command, control, and accuracy on his fastballs and changeup than any of his other pitches.


  27. Boston Red Sox: Cole Brannen, CF, Westfield HS (GA) B Grade

    I had a third round grade on Brannen, but MLB had a second round grade on Brannen. I'll give this a B- grade its a solid pick.



  28. Cleveland Indians: Quentin Holmes, CF, Monsignor McClancey HS (NY) A+ Grade

    Quentin Holmes is a top 15 prospect and my third best High School batter behind top pick Royce Lewis and Alex Toral who hasn't gotten picked yet because he wants $1-million dollars with a base salary of $950,000 at this point. Excellent pick by the Tribe here.


  29. Washington Nationals: Wil Crowe, P, South Carolina A+ Grade

    I like this pick a lot better than the Seth Romero pick. This is easily an A+ grade at this point since I had a first round grade on Crowe.


  30. Texas Rangers: Hans Crouse, P, Dana Hills HS (CA) A+ Grade

    Hans Crouse had an ERA of 3.00 as a freshman in 2014. In 2015, Crouse went 6-1 with a 1.80 ERA. Crouse went 5-4 with a 1.15 ERA as a junior in 2016. The 6-5 190 lb Crouse has a 7-3 record in 11 starts with a 0.88 ERA in 2017. Crouse has a deadly fastball that can go up 95-miles per hour. His 4-seam can touch 95-miles per hour and his 2-seamer can touch 93. Crouse possesses an 89-mile per hour cutter fastball, an 87-mile per hour sinker along with a 79-mile per hour power curve ball along with a quality slider and changeup. Crouse defeated Jacob Heatherly who was my #2 pitcher at one point which is why I think this pick is a huge steal in the second round.



  31. Chicago Cubs: Cory Abbott, P, Loyola Marymount F Grade

    Cory Abbott was a sixth round pick. The Cubs need some youth at pitcher, but this was a huge reach that warrants an F grade.



  32. Arizona Diamondbacks: Daulton Varsho, SS, Wisconsin-Milwaukee D Garde

    This is a reach. Daulton Varsho is versatile enough to play catcher, first base, second base, and third base, and shortstop. That's why the Diamondbacks got a D grade.



  33. San Diego Padres: Blake Hunt, C, Mater Dei HS (CA) F Grade

    Blake Hunt isn't even the best prospect from Mater Dei High School. That's why this pick got an F grade.


  34. Colorado Rockies: Tommy Doyle, P, Virginia C Grade

    Virginia does a good job with College players. I think Tommy Doyle is a reach, but this pick gets a C grade.



  35. Cleveland Indians: Tyler Freeman, 2B, Etiwanda HS (CA) B Grade

    Tyler Freeman is versatile enough to play shortstop or second base. This pick is a reach, but I like the fit for Cleveland.


  36. Pittsburgh Pirates: Connor Uselton, CF, Southmoore HS (OK) D Grade

    I had a third round grade on Connor Uselton. I feel like this pick is a reach here.



  37. Kansas City Royals: Evan Steele, P, Chipola JC C Grade

    Evan Steele led Chipola to the Junior College Championship. He also has some durability issues. I'll give this a C grade.


  38. Baltimore Orioles: Zac Lowther, P, Xavier A Grade

    I had a second round grade on Zac Lowther. There were other pitchers I had ahead of him, but I like the value of this pick.



  39. Houston Astros: J.J. Matijevic, 1B, Arizona B Grade

    I had a third round grade on J.J. Matijevic. He was a second round prospect at one point so I love the value he provides for Houston here.











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