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Updated: 4:01 p.m. with six pick tweaks.
Here’s an updated mock in a year where everything is still very fluid, just three hours before commissioner Rob Manfred announces the first pick. Mickey Moniak jumped to the top of our mock on May 27 and he remains there on draft day.
1. PHILLIES: Mickey Moniak, of
2. REDS: Nick Senzel, 3b. Don’t sell Senzel short; he’s a plus runner and basestealer who can really hit, with plenty of track record. He’s no Joe Randa, in other words.
3. BRAVES: Kyle Lewis, of. The Braves are debating Lewis and Corey Ray as the college outfielders in play at No. 3, with Ian Anderson set up for their second pick. Give the Georgia outfielder the edge but don’t rule out Blake Rutherford.
4. ROCKIES: Riley Pint, rhp. The Rockies have a big bonus pool and need to grow their own pitching staff.
5. BREWERS: Corey Ray, of. Milwaukee also is Moniak’s floor.
6. ATHLETICS: A.J. Puk, lhp: This would be a surprising fall, but it’s hard to see where Puk lands if he doesn’t go first or second overall.
7. MARLINS: Braxton Garrett, lhp.
8. PADRES: Cal Quantrill, rhp. Few teams have seen Quantrill pitch this spring as he sat out Stanford’s season in a recovery from Tommy John surgery but the Padres have seen him throw and keep getting linked to him.
9. TIGERS: Justin Dunn, rhp: If Pint’s available, this makes sense, but otherwise the Tigers stick to their established college pitcher train of thought. Louisville’s Zack Burdi remains in play here at the right price.
10. WHITE SOX: Zack Collins, c.
11. MARINERS: Zack Burdi, rhp. If Dunn is gone, Seattle settles for the hardest thrower in the draft and the player closest to the majors. Burdi is in play for several 2016 contenders.
12. RED SOX: Jason Groome, lhp. The most-talked about prospect in the draft doesn’t fall that far.
13. RAYS: Gavin Lux, ss. Joshua Lowe also could be in play here.
14. INDIANS: Taylor Trammell, of.
15. TWINS: Dakota Hudson, rhp.
16. ANGELS: Alex Kirilloff, of/1b: Kirilloff has some late helium and might be a backup plan for several teams ahead of 16.
17. ASTROS: Cody Sedlock, rhp. Houston is consistently tied to college arms.
18. YANKEES: Matt Thaiss, c/1b: New York has a split camp of whether it should go bat or arm. It has been linked to prep righthander Ian Anderson as well.
19. METS: Blake Rutherford, of. Rumors of a deal here persist.
20. DODGERS: T.J. Zeuch, rhp: L.A. remains linked to college arms. Robert Tyler also is in play here.
21. BLUE JAYS: Forrest Whitley, rhp: Last year, a college arm (Jon Harris) fell in Toronto’s lap. No such luck appears to be the case in 2016, so they go for a high school bat they believe in. If they go college arm, they could redraft 2013 picks Eric Lauer or Dane Dunning.
22. PIRATES: Nolan Jones, ss. Pittsburgh has no problem moving Jones to a corner.
23: CARDINALS: Will Craig, 3b/1b: College performer, check.
24-25: PADRES: Delvin Perez, ss, and Kyle Funkhouser, rhp. Most likely landing spot for Perez in the first round is rumored to be San Diego. Funkhouser saves face and goes 11 spots higher than he did last year in this scenario.
26. WHITE SOX: Eric Lauer, lhp.
27. ORIOLES: Buddy Reed, of.
28-29. NATIONALS: Bo Bichette, ss, and Matt Manning, rhp. Funkhouser would be in play here if he’s not gone at 24.
30. RANGERS: Will Benson, of
31. METS: Anthony Kay, lhp
32. DODGERS: C.J. Chatham, ss
33-34. CARDINALS: Jared Horn, rhp, and Logan Shore, rhp.