The 2017 Major League Baseball amateur draft begins Monday, June 12th. The Dodgers’ farm system is currently in the upper echelon of the league, so they come into the draft with no urgent needs. Instead, this year’s draft will look to provide the Dodgers with more elite prospects as their current ones are promoted.
Dodger fans should be no strangers to the work the Dodgers have done in the draft since current Dodger players such as Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Clayton Kershaw, and Cody Bellinger were all selected by the team. With loads of money coming off the payroll over the next few seasons Los Angeles could put themselves in an excellent position if they can draft the next wave of top prospects while obtaining payroll flexibility to keep their own stars.
While the Dodgers don’t have many immediate needs, they do have some positions that will need to be addressed in the coming years. The next few slides are some areas of need and a possible player the team should consider with their first-round draft pick to satisfy it.