• Steve Potter

6/10/21 : A look at the 2017 Draft


In 2019 I wrote a series of articles about the draft classes of each team … I’m in the midst of an update of that series. This is Part Three - 2017


My prior report on the 2015 draft can be found here … https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/6-8-21-a-look-at-the-2015-draft


Here’s a link to the 2016 draft article … https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/6-9-21-a-look-at-the-2016-draft


Here goes 🤓 …


I’ve read that a WAR rating of 2.0 is average … just a reference for the data below. The number of games for each player listed is as of today, the date of my research. The teams are listed in order by the # of the players they drafted and signed in 2017 who have at least reached the major leagues to date ( high to low - regardless of length of time in the show ).


I went a step further to determine how many players have had “impact” … meaning extended stays in the big leagues. They are categorized and listed below.

Overall 2017 Draft Results to Date : 1,214 picks - 938 signed - 61 have reached the majors ( 6.5 % of those who signed & 5 % of the total drafted )


Position Players with more than 400 big league games : None


Position Players with 100 to 399 big league games : ( 4 - 0.4 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played

Brewers - 2B Keston Hiura ( 1st Rd ) - 180 games - 0.3 WAR

Angels - OF Jo Adell ( 1st Rd ) - 124 games - minus 1.5 WAR

Astros - 2B Josh Rojas ( 26th Rd ) - 116 games - 0.0 WAR - now with D’Backs

Phillies - OF Adam Haseley ( 1st Rd ) - 116 games - 1.5 WAR


Position Players with 70 to 99 big league games : ( 2 - 0.2 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Mariners - 1B Evan White ( 1st Rd ) - 84 games - minus 0.5 WAR

D’Backs - 1B Pavin Smith ( 1st Rd ) - 72 games - 1.3 WAR


Pitchers with 30 or more big league games : 5 ( 0.5 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played

Indians - RH James Karinchak ( 9th Rd ) - 60 games - 1.8 WAR

Royals - RH Tyler Zuber ( 6th Rd ) - 43 games - minus 0.1 WAR

Angels - RH Griffin Canning ( 2nd Rd ) - 40 games - 2.9 WAR

Phillies - RH Connor Brogdon ( 10th Rd ) - 33 games - minus 0.1 WAR

Padres - LH Nick Margevicius ( 7th Rd ) - 32 games - minus 1.4 WAR


Pitchers with 17 to 29 big league games : 11 ( 1.2 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Rangers - LH John King ( 10th Rd ) - 28 games - 0.6 WAR

Astros - RH Brandon Bielack ( 11th Rd ) - 25 games - minus 0.9 WAR

Tigers - RH Will Vest ( 12th Rd ) - 24 games - minus 0.7 WAR

Mets - LH David Peterson ( 1st Rd ) - 21 games - 0.5 WAR

Mariners - RH Seth Elledge ( 4th Rd ) - 20 games - minus 0.1 WAR

Braves - RH Kyle Wright ( 1st Rd ) - 20 games - minus 0.1 WAR

D’Backs - LH Tarik Skubar ( 29th Rd ) - 20 games - 0.6 WAR - now

Marlins - LH Trevor Rogers ( 1st Rd ) - 19 games - 2.3 WAR

Dodgers - LH Zach Pop ( 7th Rd ) - 18 games - minus 0.4 WAR - now with Marlins

Yankees - RH Garrett Whitlock ( 18th Rd ) - 17 games - 0.9 WAR

Rays - LH Josh Fleming ( 5th Rd ) - 17 games - 1.3 WAR


Teams :


Astros - 42 picks - 36 signed - 7 have reached the majors

Rays - 41 picks - 31 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Phillies - 40 picks - 30 signed - 4 have reached the majors

D’Backs - 41 picks - 31 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Angels - 40 picks - 29 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Mariners - 40 picks - 31 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Rockies - 40 picks - 35 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Yankees - 40 picks - 23 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Cubs - 41 picks - 29 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Indians - 40 picks - 31 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Blue Jays - 41 picks - 31 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Brewers - 41 picks - 29 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Twins - 41 picks - 29 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Nationals - 40 picks - 33 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Cardinals - 38 picks - 34 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Dodgers - 40 picks - 33 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Padres - 40 picks - 30 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Braves - 40 picks - 26 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Royals - 41 picks - 35 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Mets - 40 picks - 32 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Orioles - 41 picks - 32 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Pirates - 42 picks - 37 signed -1 has reached the majors

Red Sox - 40 picks - 32 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Rangers- 41 picks - 25 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Tigers - 40 picks - 31 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Marlins - 41 picks - 36 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Reds - 41 picks - 24 signed - 1 has reached the majors

White Sox - 40 picks - 35 signed - 1 has reached the majors

Giants - 40 picks - 33 signed - none have reached the majors

A’s - 41 picks - 35 signed - none have reached the majors




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