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The BA Experts Pick: Our Draft Experts Select Their First Round

Jim Callis, Conor Glassey and John Manuel -

With the draft less than two months away, we present a look at how the first round would unfold—if three of our draft experts were in charge of each team's scouting department. This isn't a projection of how the first round will play out, but rather who editor John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis and assistant editor Conor Glassey prefer for picks 1-33. They alternated choices throughout the first round while taking into account each club's needs and financial situation.

Draft | #2011#Draft Dish

Brawny Cron Brothers Heed Father’s Lessons

Teddy Cahill -Premium Content

For years Kevin Cron watched his father Chris try and maximize the wealth of natural talent his older brother C.J. possessed. Largely, it went well. C.J. was a two-time all-state player at Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix with plenty of potential for Chris to mold into a polished baseball player.

Draft | #2011#Draft Dish

Bundy, Bradley Gives Oklahoma Pair Of Elite Arms

Nathan Rode -

Being in the same conference, both strong contenders to win the Oklahoma 6-A state championship and participants in the same spring break tournament, Owasso and Broken Arrow High will probably go head-to-head a few times during the 2011 season. And it is likely that on more than one occasion, righthanders Archie Bradley and Dylan Bundy will toe the rubber, on opposite sides, staring each other down.

Draft | #2011#Early Draft Preview

This Year’s Draft Is Loaded

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The 2011 draft may not have a prospect generating the same hype as the last two No. 1 overall picks, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. But this year's crop has more than its share of talent, and scouting directors believe it will be one of the best in recent memory.

Draft | #2011#Early Draft Preview