A total of 11 SEC student-athletes were selected on the first day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Monday. Eight were selected in the first round, including four in the top-20.
**Junior Kyle Wright was selected fifth overall by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night to become the 17th first round selection out of Vanderbilt. He is the 12th Commodore pitcher taken in the first round and 13th first round pick in the Tim Corbin era.
**South Carolina junior right-hander Clarke Schmidt was selected 16h overall in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. It is the fifth highest a Gamecock has ever been selected in the MLB Draft.
**Evan White, one of the most accomplished players in Kentucky baseball history, became the fifth Wildcat to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft when the Seattle Mariners picked him 17th overall.
**The Detroit Tigers selected junior right-hander Alex Faedo with the 18th pick of the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday night. There have been 19 Gators selected in school history in the first round of the MLB Draft.
**Junior Jeren Kendall was selected 23rd overall by the Los Angeles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night to become the 18th first round selection out of Vanderbilt. Kendall is the highest drafted outfielder in Vanderbilt history becoming the first Commodore outfielder taken in the first round.
**Mizzou Baseball junior RHP Tanner Houck became the program's seventh first round draft pick as he was selected 24th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the first round. Houck is the highest-drafted Mizzou player since Kyle Gibson went 22nd overall in 2009.
**The selection of Lange marks the seventh time in nine seasons an LSU player has been chosen in the first round of the MLB Draft.
**Rooker's selection gives MSU back-to-back first round picks since 2012 and 2013 when Chris Stratton and Hunter Renfroe were selected. He also became the program's 186th overall draftee and the school's 14th first-round pick.