2017 MLB draft
When: June 12-14. The first two rounds start at 6 p.m. June 12.
Money men: The Twins have the largest bonus pool of any team ($14,156,800). Each choice in the top 10 rounds has an assigned value. Teams are not allowed to exceed their bonus pools. The value of the top overall pick is $7,770,700.
Twins picks: The Twins have three of the top 37 picks — No. 1 overall ($7,770,700); a “competitive balance” pick between the first and second rounds at No. 35 ($1,983,600); and the first pick of the second round at No. 37 ($1,846,100). It is possible they could sign their No. 1 pick below projected bonus and pay their second and third picks to more than the projected bonuses. Teams can’t typically trade picks, but they can trade a competitive balance pick.
Eligibility rules: Players have to be a resident of, or attend high school or college in, the U.S., Canada or a U.S. territory. Players from other countries are ineligible. High school players are eligible after graduation if they have not attended college. Players at four-year colleges are eligible after three years or after their 21st birthday (whichever comes first). Junior college players are eligible at any time.
Top prospects (rated by Baseball America): 1. Hunter Green, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, Calif.); 2. Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Louisville; 3. Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt; 4. MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville (N.C.) HS; 5. Royce Lewis, SS/OF, JSerra Catholic HS (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); 6. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina; 7. Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia; 8. Jordon Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Louisville, Ky.); 9. Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (Lexington, N.C.); 10. Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida; 11. Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt; 12. Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Tomball, Texas); 13. Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia; 14. D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Ga.); 15. Sam Carlson, RHP, Burnsville HS.