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Analysis: 2017 MLB Draft Top 10 Recap

Elkridge, Md. - After presenting a DraftWizard mock 2017 MLB Draft Top 10, we're following up with a recap from the program's developer, Aidan Cain. DraftWizard was intended to determine the likelihood of a player moving up the pro ranks, not to predict drafts, but we took the opportunity to learn more about the top players through the unique lense of the program. With that, here is Cain's follow-up analysis. - TF

The MLB Amateur Player Draft concluded with some interesting picks throughout the top 10, and with the signing deadline now past, we'll take a look at the results.

Many variables are considered within a draft room before any given pick - from raw skills and statistics to intangibles reported by local scouts. The DraftWizard application attempted to emulate the draft room while focusing on three variables - player profiles, historical data, and perceived team needs. DraftWizard selections compared well with those of Major League Baseball, predicting correctly th…

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