5 Collegiate Pitchers to Know for the 2017 MLB Draft

Kyle Wright will definitely hear his named called on Monday night during the 2017 MLB Draft, but which other hurlers should we keep an eye on?

The MLB regular season is in full swing and the College World Series is happening in Omaha, which also means that it's time for the MLB Draft to take place. In just a few short hours, top collegiate and high school players will hear their name called and realize a dream they've been fantasizing about for quite some time now.

While it can be tempting to take a high school player with gobs of upside, some big league organizations opt for college players because they're more polished and have a chance at "fast-tracking" through the minor leagues. This is especially true for college pitchers, with guys like Aaron Nola and Carlos Rodon being recent examples on their quick journeys toward the majors.

With this in mind, here are five college arms who have distinguished themselves among their peers and will likely be able to say they're a professional baseball player after the first round on Monday night.