Virginia and North Carolina both had three players selected in the first two rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft.

The Cavaliers had two players taken in the top eight picks. First baseman Pavin Smith went to the Arizona Diamondbacks with the seventh overall selection and outfielder Adam Haseley went one pick later to the Philadelphia Phillies. Pitcher Tommy Doyle was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the 70th overall selection.

The Tar Heels also had a pair go in the first round. Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas went 15th to the Houston Astros and shortstop Logan Warmoth went 22nd to the Toronto Blue Jays. Outfielder Brian Miller went 36th to the Miami Marlins.

Louisville, LSU, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest each had two players picked in the first two rounds.

For the first time since 1990, the first three selections were high school players. Of the 30 picks in the first round, 17 were college players.

Rd. Pick Team Player School Pos.
1 4 Tampa Bay Rays Brendan McKay Louisville 1B
1 5 Atlanta Braves Kyle Wright Vanderbilt RHP
1 7 Arizona Diamondbacks Pavin Smith Virginia 1B
1 8 Philadelphia Phillies Adam Haseley Virginia OF
1 9 Milwaukee Brewers Keston Hiura UC Irvine 2B
1 11 Chicago White Sox Jake Burger Missouri State 3B
1 15 Houston Astros J.B. Bukauskas North Carolina RHP
1 16 New York Yankees Clarke Schmidt South Carolina RHP
1 17 Seattle Mariners Evan White Kentucky 1B
1 18 Detroit Tigers Alex Faedo Florida RHP
1 20 New York Mets David Peterson Oregon LHP
1 22 Toronto Blue Jays Logan Warmoth North Carolina SS
1 23 Los Angeles Dodgers Jeren Kendall Vanderbilt OF
1 24 Boston Red Sox Tanner Houck Missouri RHP
1 25 Washington Nationals Seth Romero Houston LHP
1 28 Toronto Blue Jays Nate Pearson Central Florida RHP
1 30 Chicago Cubs Alex Lange LSU RHP
A 31 Tampa Bay Rays Drew Rasmussen Oregon State RHP
A 33 Oakland Athletics Kevin Merrell South Florida SS
A 35 Minnesota Twins Brent Rooker Mississippi State OF
A 36 Miami Marlins Brian Miller North Carolina OF
2 38 Cincinnati Reds Stuart Fairchild Wake Forest OF
2 43 Oakland Athletics Greg Deichmann LSU OF
2 44 Arizona Diamondbacks Drew Ellis Louisville 3B
2 45 Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Howard Cal Poly RHP
2 47 California Angels Griffin Canning UCLA RHP
2 49 Chicago White Sox Gavin Sheets Wake Forest 1B
2 51 Miami Marlins Joe Dunand NC State 3B
2 56 Houston Astros Corbin Martin Texas A&M RHP
2 62 Los Angeles Dodgers Morgan Cooper Texas RHP
2 65 Washington Nationals Wil Crowe South Carolina RHP
2 67 Chicago Cubs Cory Abbott Loyola Marymount RHP
B 68 Arizona Diamondbacks Daulton Varsho Milwaukee C
B 70 Colorado Rockies Tommy Doyle Virginia RHP
B 74 Baltimore Orioles Zac Lowther Xavier LHP
B 75 Houston Astros J.J. Matijevic Arizona 2B

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