The unsigned Top 50 draftees

We’re about 33 hours from the Draft signing deadline and all signs point to Monday being an extremely busy day. Most everyone I talked to has said that things with the top picks will more than likely wait until tomorrow and that things are extremely quiet… almost too quiet. That should make for a ton of news to cover, with 23 unsigned first-rounders to follow up on.

I will update when I can, but for now, here’s a look at the initial Draft Top 50, listing all from that list that are still unsigned. The number listed is each player’s Top 50 rank:

1. RHP Gerrit Cole (Pirates)
2. 3B Anthony Rendon (Nationals)
3. LHP Danny Hultzen (Mariners)
4. RHP Dylan Bundy (Orioles)
5. OF Bubba Starling (Royals)
7. RHP Taylor Jungmann (Brewers)
8. LHP Jed Bradley (Brewers)
9. SS Francisco Lindor (Indians)
11. OF George Springer (Astros)
12. RHP Archie Bradley (D-backs)
13. RHP Taylor Guerreri (Rays)
14. RHP Matthew Barnes (Red Sox)
15. LHP Daniel Norris (Blue Jays)
16. SS Javier Baez (Cubs)
17. RHP Jose Fernandez (Marlins)
18. RHP Dillon Howard (Indians)
19. C Blake Swihart (Red Sox)
20. RHP Alex Meyer (Nationals)
22. OF Mike Mahtook (Rays)
23. OF Josh Bell (Pirates)
24. LHP Tyler Anderson (Rockies)
27. LHP Matthew Purke (Nationals)
28. OF Jackie Bradley (Red Sox)
29. OF Brandon Nimmo (Mets)
30. RHP Robert Stephenson (Reds)
31. C Austin Hedges (Padres)
33. SS Levi Michael (Twins)
35. C Andrew Susac (Giants)
36. OF Brian Goodwin (Nationals)
38. LHP Andrew Chafin (Diamondbacks)
39. C Peter O’Brien (Rockies)
40 3B Jason Esposito (Orioles)
41. OF Derek Fisher (Rangers)
42. C Nick Delmonico (Orioles)
44. OF Charlie Tilson (Cardinals)
46. 3B/1B Ricky Oropesa (Giants)
47. RHP Joe Ross (Padres)
48. RHP Michael Kelly (Padres)
49. RHP Tyler Beede (Blue Jays)
50. LHP Josh Osich (Giants)

If it seems like a lot of of names, it is. 40 in total. Colleague Jim Callis at Baseball America was reporting that Andrew Chafin had signed with the Diamondbacks, so that brings it down to 39. Needless to say, there’s a lot of work to be done tomorrow. Stay tuned.


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Mr Mayo,
Either you missed my question or I missed your answer..but can you give me some AL call ups that should get a lot of playing time?


Hi Mike —

Sorry, I didn’t miss it and you didn’t miss it. You initially sent it right in the heat of the Draft signing stuff and I just didn’t have the ability to respond. A lot of those type players are already up (Moustakas, Giavotella in KC, Jennings in TB, Lawrie in TOR). I’d like to see Dayan Viciedo get some time in Chicago. I’d love to see Matt Moore get a few starts, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Maybe the A’s give Grant Green some time in the outfield?

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