Club-by-club Draft roundup, top selections

June 15th, 2017

With the 2017 MLB Draft coming to an end on Wednesday, here's a look at how each club fared, along with a link to Draft recaps for all 30 teams.
The Angels had a successful Draft and that's big for the Halos because their farm system is in need of an influx of talent. The Angels went with youth and potential early and often, selecting high school products with four of their first five picks, and drafting 13 players overall from the prep ranks. The Angels took high school slugger Jo Adell with their first pick, then stocked up on pitching on Day 2 and Day 3. More >
Top pick:Jo Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Louisville, Ky.), No. 10 overall
When the dust settled on the Draft, the Astros had selected 11 right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, five catchers, 11 infielders and nine outfielders. Of the 42 they selected, 35 were college players. Nine of their picks have ties to the state of Texas. Houston went with college arms in four of its initial six picks, including 15th overall. More »
Top pick:J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, University of North Carolina, No. 15 overall
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The A's, notorious for drafting a pitching-heavy haul, came away with plenty of arms in the Draft, counting 19 pitchers among their 41 picks. However, Oakland went with position players for its first six picks. Aside from arms, the A's selections included 11 infielders, eight outfielders and three catchers. They drafted 32 college athletes. More »
Top pick:Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson (N.C.) HS, No. 6 overall

Blue Jays
Evaluators just love Toronto's first-round pick, Logan Warmouth, and the Blue Jays continued to take mostly college players on Day 2. That includes Roger Clemens' son, Kacy, who was one of the best sluggers in the Big 12 this spring. More »
Top pick:Logan Warmoth, SS, University of North Carolina, No. 22 overall
Atlanta's farm system still ranks highly despite the promotion of Dansby Swanson, especially with position players. Maybe that's why the front end of the Braves' Draft had a pitching feel. Seven of Atlanta's first 10 picks were hurlers, led by first-rounder Kyle Wright out of Vanderbilt. More »
Top pick:Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt, No. 5 overall
Milwaukee got the Draft's best pure hitter in first-rounder Keston Hiura, before adding more bats and a slew of projectable arms over the next two days.'s Jim Callis ranked the Brewers as having the fourth-best Draft of any team. More »
Top pick:Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine, No. 9 overall

St. Louis loaded up on college position players early, an uncommon strategy in this Draft. Then again, the Cardinals were in an uncommon position, not owning a pick until the third round. St. Louis then altered course, choosing pitchers with 17 of 23 picks at one point. More »
Top pick:Scott Hurst, CF, Cal State Fullerton, No. 94 overall
The Cubs were focused on pitching early, taking pitchers with seven of their first eight picks. They ended up selecting 25 pitchers over three days, all but two from college. They have to be thinking about a long-term replenish effort after seeing their rotation struggle with consistency after its magically durable 2016. More »
Top pick:Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, No. 27 overall
The D-backs got polished college bats in the first few rounds of the Draft, selected some high-upside high school players after that and finished Wednesday's final day by getting some more high-end talent early, as well as taking a flier on some guys who might pose signability issues. One of the biggest differences for the D-backs in this year's Draft was the amount of analytics incorporated into the process, thanks to the influence of a new front office staff led by general manager Mike Hazen. More »
Top pick:Pavin Smith, 1B, University of Virginia, No. 7 overall

Although they took skill position players with their first pick on each of the three days of the Draft, the Dodgers used most of the other 37 picks on pitchers, primarily righties in college with more upside because of a live arm and big body rather than proven production. Overall, the Dodgers chose 35 college players and five from high school, including 22 pitchers (18 right-handed) and 18 position players. More »
Top pick:Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt, No. 23 overall
The Giants showed an increased reliance on metrics in their selections, which yielded 18 right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and seven outfielders during the three-day talent grab. Also with this Draft, they maintained a different reputation: Being willing to take a risk. San Francisco selected high schoolers, whose futures usually are more volatile than collegians, with its first three picks for the first time since 2007. Another notable item from the Giants' Draft? They selected 10 pitchers standing 6-foot-4 or taller. More »
Top pick:Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (P.R.), No. 19 overall
Cleveland took prep stars with its top three selections, including a fleet-footed outfielder from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, N.Y., in Quentin Holmes with its first pick, but finished with a Draft class that featured 26 collegiate players to 14 high schoolers. The Indians waited until the seventh round to grab an arm and they did not take a prep pitcher until the 11th round. The Tribe ended with 21 position players and 19 pitchers, including 13 arms from the college ranks. More »
Top pick:Quentin Holmes, OF, Monsignor McClancy Memorial (N.Y.) HS, No.64 overall

The Mariners feel things could not have gone much better with their Draft. The Mariners landed athletic first baseman Evan White out of the University of Kentucky in the first round and then were thrilled to have prep pitching standout Sam Carlson from Minneapolis fall to them in the second round in what Callis said might be the steal of the Draft. The Mariners followed that by loading up on more pitching -- primarily from the college ranks -- as well as a trio of well-regarded catchers and an assortment of athletic position players. All told, Seattle selected 23 pitchers, including 13 with its first 17 selections. More »
Top pick:Evan White, 1B, University of Kentucky, No. 17 overall
Miami selected Joe Dunand, who is 's cousin, higher than some expected in the second round, and two other position players with its first four picks. The Marlins' top pick, high school lefty Trevor Rogers, is also cousins with former Marlins slugger . More »
Top pick:Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad (N.M.) HS, No. 13 overall
New York has learned the hard way that you can never have too much pitching, and it looks like that thinking played into its Draft strategy. The Mets selected pitchers with seven of their first 10 picks, and took 27 pitchers in total over three days. More »
Top pick:LHP David Peterson, University of Oregon, No. 20 overall

Washington's late selection of manager Dusty Baker's son, Darren, grabbed headlines, but for players who can help the Nationals quickly, look to the top of their Draft. The Nats took college arms with 10 of their first 12 picks. Back end of the bullpen, anyone? More »
Top pick:Seth Romero, LHP, University of Houston, No. 25 overall
Baltimore got a great value in high school lefty D.L. Hall at No. 21 overall, and selected seven of the top 200 players overall, as ranked before the Draft by If the Orioles can convince 17th-round pick Greg Jones, who has top-five talent, to forgo his college commitment, their Draft could look like a heist. More »
Top pick:D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta (Ga.) HS, No. 21 overall
Every team in baseball got a bit younger via the Draft this week, but the Padres went younger than most. San Diego's early selections skewed heavily toward high schoolers, as general manager A.J. Preller set a club record by taking prep players with each of his first six picks, including left-hander MacKenzie Gore, who had the potential to go first overall. The Padres took hurlers with 12 of their first 17 picks -- including eight in a row at one point. They finished with 20 pitchers, five catchers and eight infielders and outfielders apiece. More »
Top pick:MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville (N.C.) HS, No. 3 overall

The Phillies honed in on college talent, selecting college players with 19 of their first 23 picks. They especially like third-round pick Connor Seabold. The righty from Cal State Fullerton set Division I records for control, walking fewer than a batter per nine throughout his entire career. More »
Top pick:Adam Haseley, OF, University of Virginia, No. 8 overall
Pittsburgh had a top-five Draft according to Callis after taking high-upside high school righties with its first two picks. The Pirates' first four picks were high schoolers; 13 of the next 14 were college players. More »
Top pick:Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Tomball, Texas), No. 12 overall
The Rangers drafted an athletic high school outfielder from the state of Alabama in Bubba Thompson with their first pick and then went hard after pitchers, taking 29 of them with their 41 picks. In all, the Rangers drafted 13 high school pitchers and will have to compete with some collegiate powerhouses like South Carolina and Mississippi State for their services. Texas also selected outfielder Edmond Americaan from Chipola (Fla.) College in a pick that was dedicated to Jose Felomina, the Rangers scout who passed away on Feb. 23. Americaan is from Curacao and played for Felomina in youth baseball leagues on the island. More »
Top pick:Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen (Ala.) HS, No. 26 overall

Coming away with Brendan McKay in the first round of the Draft set the tone for the Rays. Two days of selecting players followed McKay's selection on Monday, and everything seemed like icing on the cake after grabbing the two-way star from the University of Louisville. Of the 41 players the Rays selected, 36 were college players. Twenty-four of those were pitchers, with 18 right-handers and six lefties. More »
Top pick:Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, University of Louisville, No. 4 overall
Red Sox
Perhaps the Red Sox have found their much-coveted next wave of impactful arms from this year's Draft. In all, the Red Sox took 18 pitchers in the 40 rounds. The emphasis on adding arms became apparent from the outset. The first player the Sox took was University of Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck. The Red Sox are also confident they found some position players who will help. Given that the Sox have traded their share of highly-coveted prospects in recent years, it isn't surprising that the club took 26 college players in this Draft. More »
Top pick:Tanner Houck, RHP, University of Missouri, No. 24 overall
It's hard not to like what the Reds were able to do in snagging the top talent in the Draft, despite not having the top pick. They were ecstatic to land high school phenom Hunter Greene at No. 2, then added projectable shortstop Jeter Downs and college bat Stuart Fairchild on Day 1. Cincinnati selected pitchers with eight of its next 11 picks. More »
Top pick:Hunter Greene, RHP, Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), No. 2 overall

The Rockies began their Draft with a high school player -- infielder Ryan Vilade of Stillwater, Okla., in the second round -- then didn't take another high schooler the rest of the Draft. The lack of a first-round pick, which reduced the club's bonus pool money, no doubt was a factor because it didn't have the flexibility to offer more to entice a player to forgo a scholarship. A byproduct of having so many college players could be a quick return on the investment, though. More »
Top pick:Ryan Vilade, 3B, Stillwater (Okla.) HS, No. 48 overall
The Royals' Draft started with a first baseman, ended with a shortstop and contained a whole lot of pitchers in between. Kansas City made 41 picks, including 22 pitchers (13 right-handers and nine left-handers). The Royals also took six catchers, six outfielders and five shortstops. They mostly drafted college players, though the club departed from a trend in the past five Drafts by taking two high school position players with their first two picks. More »
Top pick:Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS, No. 14 overall
The Tigers held to form in this Draft by loading up on pitching, while also finding players they feel can add some needed offensive firepower. On the pitching side, the Tigers had a trend toward relief arms as the Draft wore on. The Tigers' Draft trends this year took them away from past preferences in middle infielders, college seniors and organizational relatives. More »
Top pick:Alex Faedo, RHP, University of Florida, No. 18 overall

The Twins certainly took advantage of their enviable position as the owner of the No 1 overall pick this draft. They cleaned up on Day 1, grabbing the player with the best combination of tools in Royce Lewis with the top pick, then the Southeastern Conference Triple Crown winner in Brent Rooker with its next pick. The Twins also drafted five top-200 players on Day 2. The Twins had the top pick, and according Callis, the best Draft. More »
Top pick:Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), No. 1 overall
White Sox
Chicago was able to steal highly-rated TCU catcher Evan Skoug in the seventh round, grab three more talented college hitters with their first three picks and take a chance on promising righty Will Kincanon on Day 3. The White Sox certainly added to their already loaded farm system. More »
Top pick:Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State University, No. 11 overall
New York took pitchers with 10 of its first 11 picks, including college righty Clarke Schmidt in the first round, despite him needing Tommy John surgery. With most of their Major League position player crop conceivably locked in for a while, the Yankees' focus was clearly on arms. More »
Top pick:Clarke Schmidt, RHP, University of South Carolina, NO. 16 overall