Final Mock Draft

As draft day dawned, one thing was certain: The Pirates will take UCLA righthander Gerrit Cole with the No. 1 overall selection. After that, teams were still scrambling to line up their picks. The consensus is the Mariners will choose Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with the No. 2 pick. The Diamondbacks had appeared locked in on Virginia lefthander Danny Hultzen at No. 3, and the Orioles had zeroed in on Oklahoma high school righthander Dylan Bundy, though now those teams seem headed in different directions. It no longer looks like the consensus six players in the draft (the aforementioned four plus UCLA righthander Trevor Bauer and Kansas high school outfielder Bubba Starling) will go in the top six.

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