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2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
The MLB Draft gets started on Monday and lasts thru Wednesday. It will take place in Secaucus, NJ.

Per Baseball America, we have 2 players in their Top 200 draft prospects list. Incoming recruit, SS Greg Jones from Cary HS, is ranked # 82 (he's also ranked # 84 by MLB.com). Josh Roberson is ranked # 192.

Expect Jones to go in the first 5 rounds and for Roberson to be taken somewhere in the first 10 rounds. I would also expect that neither will end up on the 2018 Seahawk roster as a result. But that's the cost of our program bringing in higher-caliber talent than ever before.

Other draft-eligible Seahawks or potential future Seahawks include the following to look out for:

* OF Casey Golden (Sr.)
* C Nick Feight (Jr.)
* OF Robbie Thorburn (Sr.)
* 2B Brian Mims (Jr.)
* RHP Austin Easter (Jr.)
* IF Terence Connelly (Gr.)
* 1B Mason Berne (Jr.)
* OF Kep Brown (r-Fr.) --> From Miami and Spartanburg Methodist
* RHP Nick Jodway (2018 freshman)
* RHP Landen Roupp (2018 freshman)
* RHP Gage Herring (2018 freshman)
* RHP Brody Lawson (2018 freshman)
* LHP Kevin Mintz (2018 freshman)
* OF Brycen Braswell (2018 freshman)
* OF Noah Liles (2018 freshman)
* OF Noah Bridges (2018 freshman)
* 2B Douglas Angeli Jr. (2018 freshman)
(This post was last modified: 06-10-2017 03:35 PM by Seahawk Nation 08.)
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
BA dropped Roberson to #369 and Greg Jones is now #75. For some reason they have left their top 200 prospect rankings posted yet not updated when they released their top 500.

Also of note, from the state of NC, BA has them ranked.

#8 Greg Jones
#24 Nick Jodway
#25 Josh Roberson
#35 Nick Feight
#39 Casey Golden
#41 Brian Mims
06-12-2017 09:45 AM
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
Interesting, so they have Jodway as a stronger prospect than Roberson now.
06-12-2017 11:37 AM
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
The first 75 picks of the draft (Rounds 1 & 2 plus compensatory) will happen tonight, starting at 6. We'll see if Jones hears his name called tonight during "primetime" or waits until Day 2.
06-12-2017 11:38 AM
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
(06-12-2017 09:45 AM)FLHawk Wrote:  BA dropped Roberson to #369 and Greg Jones is now #75. For some reason they have left their top 200 prospect rankings posted yet not updated when they released their top 500.

Also of note, from the state of NC, BA has them ranked.

#8 Greg Jones
#24 Nick Jodway
#25 Josh Roberson
#35 Nick Feight
#39 Casey Golden
#41 Brian Mims

Golden ahead of Mims and barely behind Feight. Who'd have thunk that a year ago? No disrespect to Golden, who I always thought highly of, but a year ago it looked like Feight and Mims were big time prospects as sophomores. A catcher and 2bman with huge offensive numbers, and in Mims case at least, a guy who was highly though of defensively. What the heck happened to everyone (except Golden) offensively?
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2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
(06-12-2017 07:26 PM)seehawk83 Wrote:  
(06-12-2017 09:45 AM)FLHawk Wrote:  BA dropped Roberson to #369 and Greg Jones is now #75. For some reason they have left their top 200 prospect rankings posted yet not updated when they released their top 500.

Also of note, from the state of NC, BA has them ranked.

#8 Greg Jones
#24 Nick Jodway
#25 Josh Roberson
#35 Nick Feight
#39 Casey Golden
#41 Brian Mims

Golden ahead of Mims and barely behind Feight. Who'd have thunk that a year ago? No disrespect to Golden, who I always thought highly of, but a year ago it looked like Feight and Mims were big time prospects as sophomores. A catcher and 2bman with huge offensive numbers, and in Mims case at least, a guy who was highly though of defensively. What the heck happened to everyone (except Golden) offensively?

Keep in mind that Golden, as a senior, comes cheaper than Feight would as a junior. So teams would be more willing to take Casey a little higher, knowing that he has no choice but to sign if he wants to continue playing ball.

I expect Feight and Mims, if they stay, will have monster senior seasons and greatly improve their draft stock.
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
Jones didn't hear his name called tonight. Mackenzie Gore of Whiteville HS was taken 3rd overall by the Padres, one of three straight prep stars to be taken 1-2-3.

The draft resumes tomorrow with rounds 3-10 starting at 1 PM.
06-12-2017 11:18 PM
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
Another NC high school player, Austin Beck, of North Davidson, was picked in the first round.

UNC-Chapel Hill had 3 players picked in the first round (the first 36 picks). Wake Forest had 2 players picked in the 2 first rounds, NC State had 1, and South Carolina 2.

The Knights' stadium in Charlotte hosts college baseball games during the week. Maybe Kinston's park could host UNCW vs Campbell. ECU draws too well to move a game.
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
W&Ms Nick Raquet is the first CAA guy off the board to the Nationals in the 3rd round.
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RE: 2017 MLB Draft (June 12-14)
Through 4 rounds, still no Greg Jones. I still think its unlikely, but starting to have some hope we may see him in a Seahawk jersey after all.
06-13-2017 01:31 PM
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