2017 Mock Draft
Doing a mock for the MLB draft is a lot different from doing one for the other sports, as there are plenty of factors to be considered, among them the acknowledgment that there is no such thing as a “direct to the majors” pick. Additionally, individual picks may not even make it to the majors, further complicating picks. As such, here’s a disclaimer: The picks made here are suggestions made by the writer, and should acknowledge as pure speculation.
Draft picks are based on organizational weaknesses, although best player available is considered. Team tendencies are not actively considered, unless they are explicit, or there is any information on who the team is planning to pick. Additionally, compensatory picks will be done in this mock.