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MLB Draft Preview: 2017

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 12, 2017

OwingsChris-gb14The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged and final organizational meetings have been had... and now it's finally draft time! The First Round begins Monday, June 12 on the MLB Network. HolmesG-signingday1

As we mosey around South Carolina throughout the calendar, we are often asked to make predictions on the upcoming draft, who will be taken, which round will they go in, who is most signable, etc. We've asked a few questions of our own to some 'bigwigs' and threw in our two cents as well.

EdwardsCJ-head16But in the past few years it's been a different animal altogether... Check out the drastically new draft rules from yesteryear: 2014 Draft / Slotted Signing Bonus

2017 Draft Tracker

lylesjordan-astros11.jpgThe entire process has always been a crapshoot, even for those making the final decisions so we aren't going to take a stab at which round, but below is what we did come up with regards to who has a chance to be drafted this week. Admittedly, every single scout that we spoke with said we would learn alot from this draft to be a little more bold with our prognostication in future years.

Our crystal ball comes with far less confidence than most years, with no sure thing, but here it is:

-Palmetto State Players Receiving Pro Interest this Spring-

 Name  High School  Position  Signed  DP's $.02
*Logan Chapman  Easley  RHP  South Carolina  Probable
*Bryar Johnson  Carolina Forest  RHP  Coastal Ca.  Probable
Carmen Mlodzinski  Hilton Head  RHP  South Carolina  Probable
Connor O'Rear  South Aiken  RHP  Clemson  Possible
De'Ondre Smith  Ashley Ridge  RHP  Sptg Methodist  Possible
*Corey Stone  Mid-Carolina  LHP  South Carolina  Possible
Bryce Teodosio  Mauldin  OF  Clemson  Possible

Key: Definite, Probable, Possible {chances to be drafted}

-Others Receiving Pro Interest-

 Name  High School  Position  Signed
Douglas Angeli  Dorman  SS  UNC-Wilmington
Ward Hacklen  Dutch Fork  OF  Sptg Methodist
Austin Morgan  Easley  C  USC-Upstate
Ja'Darius Munford  Lamar  OF  Flo-Dar Tech
Jack Stamler  JL Mann  LHP  South Carolina
Alex Stennett  Nation Ford  OF  Sptg Methodist
Mason Streater  Boiling Springs  INF  South Carolina
Bo Taylor  South Pointe  C/UTL  Coastal Carolina
Cam Tringali  Cardinal Newman  RHP  South Carolina
Houston Wright  Gaffney  1B/RHP  C of C

*Selected in 2017 MLB Draft