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2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: Outfielders



The high school outfielder demographic is one of the riskiest in the draft historically, but if a team picks the right guy, they can end up with talents like Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. This class is particularly deep with toolsy prep outfielders, and several could go in the first round.

There's also a deep group of college outfielders who have the speed and instincts to stick in center field, such as Brian Miller and Stuart Fairchild.

Royce Lewis is at the top of this list, even though he played shortstop for his high school team this spring. He flashed promising instincts in center field on the summer showcase and could be an elite defender there if he doesn't end up sticking at shortstop.

Below are the rankings of this year's outfielders. Their rankings in the BA 500 are in parentheses.

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1. Royce Lewis, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (5) 2. Jordon Adell, Ballard HS, Louisville (7) 3. Adam Haseley, Virginia (8) 4. Austin Beck, North Davidson HS, Lexington, N.C. (9) 5. Evan White, Kentucky (12) 6. Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt (18) 7. Drew Waters, Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga. (23) 8. Bubba Thompson, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala. (25) 9. Heliot Ramos, Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R. (30) 10. Tristen Lutz, Martin HS, Arlington, Texas (35) 11. Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest (43) 12. Brian Miller, North Carolina (44) 13. Quentin Holmes, Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS, East Elmhurst, N.Y. (50) 14. Cole Brannen, The Westfield School, Perry, Ga. (54) 15. Garrett Mitchell, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS (62) 16. Greg Deichmann, Louisiana State (64) 17. Michael Gigliotti, Lipscomb (71) 18. Calvin Mitchell, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego (74) 19. Jacob Pearson, West Monroe (La.) HS (81) 20. Daniel Cabrera, Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge, La. (82) 21. Mason House, Whitehouse (Texas) HS (84) 22. Luis Gonzalez, New Mexico (86) 23. Conner Uselton, Southmoore HS, Moore, Okla. (89) 24. Steven Williams, Deerfield-Windsor HS, Albany, Ga. (114) 25. Cole Turney, Travis HS, Richmond, Texas (128) 26. Jared Oliva, Arizona (140) 27. Donovan Casey, Boston College (141) 28. Scott Hurst, Cal State Fullerton (152) 29. Kyle Jacobsen, Allatoona HS, Acworth (Ga.) (154) 30. Jake Mangum, Mississippi State (169) 31. Quinn Brodey, Stanford (188) 32. Bryce Johnson, Sam Houston State (197) 33. Nelson Velazquez, PJ Education School, Carolina, P.R. (202) 34. Marty Costes, Maryland (207) 35. Kier Meredith, Glenn HS, Winston-Salem, N.C. (215) 36. Jordan Anderson, James Clemens HS, Madison, Ala. (221) 37. Kamron Fields, Lakeview Centennial HS, Garland, Texas (222) 38. Jonathan Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida, P.R. (223) 39. Jesse Franklin, Seattle Prep (230) 40. Leugim Castillo, Lancaster (N.Y.) HS (232) 41. Je'Von Carrier-Ward, Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif. (233) 42. Christian Robinson, Viera High, Melbourne, Fla. (236) 43. Brandon Hughes, Michigan State (240) 44. Josh McLain, North Carolina State (245) 45. Zach Hogueisson, Christian HS, El Cajon, Calif. (252) 46. Randy Bednar, Landon School, Bethesda, Md. (270) 47. Chase Pinder, Clemson (279) 48. Sean Watkins, Cal State Los Angeles (280) 49. Brewer Hicklen, Alabama-Birmingham (281) 50. Jimmy Herron, Duke (282) 51. Zach DeLoach, Hebron High, Carrollton, Texas (293) 52. Jonah Todd, Auburn (294) 53. Clayton Keyes, Bishop Carroll HS, Calgary, Alb. (311) 54. Jonny DeLuca, Agoura HS, Agoura Hills, Calif. (320) 55. Gabe Rivera, Killian HS, Miami (329) 56. Austin Wade, Texas Christian (355) 57. Patrick DeMarco, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga. (364) 58. Logan Taylor, Louisville (365) 59. Canaan Smith, Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas (366) 60. Cooper Davis, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, Mississauga, Ont. (368) 61. Billy Cooke, Coastal Carolina (373) 62. Blake Paugh, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (384) 63. Brock Lundquist, Long Beach State (391) 64. Reese Albert, Jupiter (Fla.) HS (402) 65. Gabriel Rodriguez, Colegio Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R. (407) 66. Andres Santana, Doral Academy, Miami (411) 67. Kevin Watson, Beaverton (Ore.) HS (416) 68. Ian Jenkins, Collins Hill HS, Suwanee, Ga. (418) 69. Andrew Shaps, Arizona State (419) 70. Spencer Torkelson, Casa Grande HS, Petaluma, Calif. (436) 71. Brock Deatherage, North Carolina State (441) 72. Michael Ludowig, Briar Woods HS, Ashburn, Va. (443) 73. Corey Dempster, Southern California (446) 74. Tyler Dearden, Rancocas Valley HS, NJ (449) 75. Steve Mann, Detroit Country Day School (454) 76. Jake Meyers, Nebraska (457) 77. Dalton Wingo, Plant City (Fla.) HS (461) 78. Isaiah Smith, Battleground (Wash.) HS (462) 79. Oraj Anu, The Next Level Academy, Longwood, Fla. (472) 80. Owen Lovell, Cullman (Ala.) HS (474) 81. Luke Bonfield, Arkansas (476) 82. Nick Choruby, Texas A&M (477) 83. Tyler Adkison, San Diego State (478) 84. Tor Sehnert, Peters Township HS, McMurray, Pa. (482) 85. Zach Daniels, Eagle's Landing Christian School, McDonough, Ga. (487) 86. Cameron Baranek, Hope International (495) 87. Travis Jones, Texas (491) 88. Corey Julks, Houston (500)

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