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5/27/23 : Did Ya Know ?


The 2017 draft class players are now in their seventh year of professional baseball, in retrospect for the Phillies eight of the twenty nine players they signed from the draft that year have or did make it to the major leagues to date, of which five are still active on forty man rosters, two others are currently listed on 60 day injured lists - Spencer Howard (Rangers MLB 60 Day IL) & Damon Jones (Phillies minor league 60 day IL )


Here’s how all the organizations presently compare for the 2017 draft year :


Astros - 7 currently active on MLB rosters of 13 who reached the majors - RHP JB Bukauskas (Mariners), RHP Parker Mushinski (Astros), OF Corey Julks (Astros), RHP Brandon Bielak (Astros), OF Jake Meyers (Astros), OF Chas McCormick (Astros) and infielder Josh Rojas (D’Backs).


Phillies - 5 currently active on MLB rosters of 8 who reached the majors - OF Adam Haseley (White Sox), RHP Connor Seabold (Rockies), UTL Dalton Guthrie (Phillies), INF Nick Maton (Tigers), RHP Connor Brogdon (Phillies)


Guardians - 5 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - INF Tyler Freeman (Guardians), INF Ernie Clement (Jays), RHP Eli Morgan (Guardians), RHP James Karinchak (Guardians), LHP Kyle Nelson (D’Backs)


Yankees - 3 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - RHP Clarke Schmidt (Yankees), RHP Trevor Stephan (Guardians), RHP Ron Marinaccio (Yankees) - note RHP Garrett Whitlock (Red Sox) is on 15 day IL


Blue Jays - 3 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - RHP Nate Pearson (Jays), C Riley Adams (Nationals), 1B Ryan Noda (A’s)


Twins - 3 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - OF Brent Rooker (A’s), RHP Calvin Faucher (Rays), RHP Bailey Ober (Twins)


Diamondbacks - 3 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - 1B/OF Pavin Smith (D’Backs), OF Daulton Varsho (Blue Jays), INF Jose Caballero (Mariners)


Tigers - 3 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - RHP Alex Faedo (Tigers), RHP Will Vest (Tigers), RHP Drew Carlton (Padres)


Cubs - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 8 who reached the majors - RHP Alex Lange (Tigers), LHP Brandon Hughes (Cubs)


Reds - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 7 who reached the majors - RHP Hunter Greene (Reds), OF Stuart Fairchild (Reds)


Rays - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - INF Taylor Walls (Rays), LHP Josh Fleming (Rays)


Rangers - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - OF Bubba Thompson (Rangers), LHP John King (Rangers)


Royals - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 5 who reached the majors - 1B/OF Nick Pratto (Royals), C Nick Melendez (Royals)


Padres - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 5 who reached the majors - LHP McKenzie Gore (Nationals), LHP Tom Cosgrove (Padres)


White Sox - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - INF Jake Burger (White Sox), 1B/OF Gavin Sheets (White Sox)


Red Sox - 2 currently active on MLB rosters of 2 who reached the majors - RHP Tanner Houck (Red Sox), RHP Kutter Crawford (Red Sox)


Pirates - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 7 who reached the majors - C Jason Delay (Pirates)


Mariners - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 6 who reached the majors - RHP JP Sears (A’s)


Rockies - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 5 who reached the majors - INF Alan Trejo (Rockies)


Angels - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 5 players reached the majors  - RHP Griffin Canning starts for the Angels


Dodgers - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 4 who reached the majors - C Connor Wong (Red Sox)


Mets - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - INF Mark Vientos (Mets)


Orioles - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - RHP Mike Baumann (Orioles)


Athletics - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - INF Nick Allen (A’s)


Braves - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - OF Drew Waters (Royals)


Giants - 1 currently active on MLB rosters of 2 who reached the majors - OF Bryce Johnson (Giants)


Brewers - 0 currently active on MLB rosters of 3 who reached the majors - 1st rd pick INF Keston Hiura is in minors at AAA level


Marlins - 0 currently active on MLB rosters of 4 who reached the majors - LHP Trevor Rogers (Marlins) on 15 day IL


Cardinals - 0 currently active on MLB rosters of 4 who reached the majors


Nationals - 0 currently active on MLB rosters of 5 who reached the majors


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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Scott Shertzer
Scott Shertzer
May 27, 2023

Not a great draft class. Hunter Greene probably best of the bunch

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