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2017 Major League Debuts: May



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 Major League Debuts Index Players are sorted in alphabetical order by debut date. Included with each listing is signing organization, year signed and draft round in parentheses, where applicable. Source indicates the high school, junior college, college or country from which each player signed. The BA Executive Database supplies the names of scouting directors.

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Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jose Alvarado, lhp, Rays 5/3 21 Rays ’12 Venezuela
Signed By: Ronnie Blanco Director: Carlos Alfonso
Emilio Pagan, rhp, Mariners 5/3 25 Mariners ’13 (10) Belmont Abbey (N.C.)
Signed By: Devitt Moore Director: Tom McNamara
Bobby Wahl, rhp, Athletics 5/3 25 Athletics ’13 (5) Mississippi
Signed By: Kelcey Mucker Director: Eric Kubota
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Keynan Middleton, rhp, Angels 5/5 23 Angels ’13 (3) Lane (Ore.) CC
Signed By: Jason Ellison Director: Ric Wilson
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Magneuris Sierra, of, Cardinals 5/7 21 Cardinals ’12 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Rodney Jimenez/Angel Ovalles Director: Moises Rodriguez
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Chris Bostick, 2b/of, Pirates 5/8 24 Athletics ’11 (44) HS—Rochester, N.Y.
Signed By: Matt Higginson Director: Eric Kubota
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Mike Ohlman, c, Blue Jays 5/9 26 Orioles ’09 (11) HS—Bradenton, Fla.
Signed By: John Martin Director: Joe Jordan
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Chad Bell, lhp, Tigers 5/10 28 Rangers ’09 (14) Walters State (Tenn.) CC
Signed By: Jeff Wood Director: Ron Hopkins
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Sam Gaviglio, rhp, Mariners 5/11 26 Cardinals ’11 (5) Oregon State
Signed By: Matt Swanson Director: Jeff Luhnow
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Giovanny Gallegos, rhp, Yankees 5/12 25 Yankees ’11 Mexico
Signed By: Lee Sigman Director: Donny Rowland
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Ian Happ, of, Cubs 5/13 22 Cubs ’15 (1) Cincinnati
Signed By: Daniel Carte Director: Matt Dorey
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Ryne Stanek, rhp, Rays 5/14 25 Rays ’13 (1) Arkansas
Signed By: Rickey Drexler Director: R.J. Harrison
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Bradley Zimmer, of, Indians 5/16 24 Indians ’14 (1) San Francisco
Signed By: Don Lyle Director: Brad Grant
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Austin Bibens-Dirkx, rhp, Rangers 5/17 32 Mariners ’06 (16) Portland
Signed By: Phil Geisler Director: Bob Fontaine
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Dwight Smith Jr., of, Blue Jays 5/18 24 Blue Jays ’11 (1s) HS—McIntosh, Ga.
Signed By: Eric McQueen Director: Andrew Tinnish
Hector Velazquez, rhp, Red Sox 5/18 28 Red Sox ’17 Mexican League
Signed By: Director:
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Anthony Alford, of, Blue Jays 5/19 22 Blue Jays ’12 (3) HS—Petal, Miss.
Signed By: Brian Johnston Director: Andrew Tinnish
Paolo Espino, rhp, Brewers 5/19 30 Indians ’06 (10) HS—Bradenton, Fla.
Signed By: Mike Soper Director: John Mirabelli
Pierce Johnson, rhp, Cubs 5/19 26 Cubs ’12 (1s) Missouri State
Signed By: Stan Zielinski Director: Tim Wilken
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Nolan Fontana, 2b, Angels 5/22 25 Astros ’12 (2) Florida
Signed By: John Martin Director: Bobby Heck
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Jordan Jankowski, rhp, Astros 5/24 28 Astros ’12 (34) Catawba (N.C.)
Signed By: Tim Bittner Director: Bobby Heck
Drew Steckenrider, rhp, Marlins 5/24 26 Marlins ’12 (8) Tennessee
Signed By: Carmen Carcone Director: Stan Meek
Sam Travis, 1b, Red Sox 5/24 23 Red Sox ’14 (2) Indiana
Signed By: Blair Henry Director: Amiel Sawdaye
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Dinelson Lamet, rhp, Padres 5/25 24 Padres ’14 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Randy Smith/Emenegildo Diaz/Jose Salado Director: Felix Feliz
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Franchy Cordero, of, Padres 5/27 22 Padres ’11 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Felix Feliz/Martin Jose Director: Randy Smith
Adam Engel, of, White Sox 5/27 25 White Sox ’13 (19) Louisville
Signed By: Phil Gulley Director: Doug Laumann
Tyler Pill, rhp, Mets 5/27 26 Mets ’11 (4) Cal State Fullerton
Signed By: Fred Mazuca Director: Chad MacDonald
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
John Brebbia, rhp, Cardinals 5/28 26 Yankees ’11 (30) Elon
Signed By: Scott Lovekamp Director: Damon Oppenheimer
Paul DeJong, 2b, Cardinals 5/28 23 Cardinals ’15 (4) Illinois State
Signed By: Tom Lipari Director: Chris Correa
Arcenio Leon, rhp, Tigers 5/28 30 Astros ’05 Venezuela
Signed By: Orlando Fernandez Director: Andres Reiner
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Eric Skoglund, lhp, Royals 5/30 24 Royals ’14 (3) Central Florida
Signed By: Jim Buckley/Gregg Kilby Director: Lonnie Goldberg
Jason Wheeler, lhp, Twins 5/30 26 Twins ’11 (8) Loyola Marymount
Signed By: Mike Eaglin Director: Deron Johnson
Hunter Wood, rhp, Rays 5/30 23 Rays ’13 (29) Howard (Texas) JC
Signed By: Pat Murphy Director: R.J. Harrison
Player, Pos, Team Date Age Signed Source
Reymin Guduan, lhp, Astros 5/31 25 Astros ’09 Dominican Republic
Signed By: Rafael Belen Director: Felix Francisco
Ricardo Pinto, rhp, Phillies 5/31 23 Phillies ’11 Venezuela
Signed By: Jesus Mendez Director: Sal Agostinelli

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