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Mock Draft 4.0

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When team officials head to bed the night before the draft, they usually have a pretty good idea of who they're going to take in the first round. They may not know exactly who's going to fall to them, but they at least have a feel for how different scenarios may play out. Not this year. The draft moves to prime time tonight, with the first pick expected to be announced on MLB Network at about 6:15 p.m. Clubs can spend most of the day working on their choices, and they're going to need the extra time.<br/>

Draft | #2009#Mock Draft

Mock Draft

Jim Callis -

The Devil Rays will make Vanderbilt lefthander David Price the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 draft, which begins today at 2 p.m. Eastern. That's no surprise, as other clubs have said for weeks that they would have been surprised if Tampa Bay had gone in a different direction. As scouting directors headed to bed for a few hours of sleep Thursday morning, here's how the first round projected to shake out.

Draft | #2007#Mock Draft

Projecting The First Round

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Our first crack at forecasting the first round will go through several revisions between now and the June 7-8 draft. There's little agreement as to how to line up the players after Vanderbilt lefthander David Price, and once signability gets factored in—agent Scott Boras represents seven potential first-rounders—the picture becomes even cloudier.

Draft | #2007#Mock Draft

Tuesday Morning Mock Draft

Jim Callis -

For the first time since 1999, when the Devil Rays deliberated between Josh Hamilton and Josh Beckett, scouting directors will wake up on draft day without knowing for sure who will go No. 1. The Royals own that pick, and if they've finalized their decision, they've kept it closely guarded. The uncertainty surrounding Kansas City's choice filters down through the top of the first round, and several clubs may not settle their picks until Tuesday morning, hours before the draft's 1 p.m. ET start. But at the end of Monday evening, here's our projection of where things stand.

Draft | #2006#Mock Draft

Monday Morning Mock Draft

Jim Callis -

When Royals officials went to bed Sunday night, they still didn't know whose name they'd call with the No. 1 pick in the draft Tuesday at noon ET. Insisting money wouldn't be the determining factor, they still were debating the merits of North Carolina lefthander Andrew Miller, Fort Worth Cats righthander Luke Hochevar and Houston righty Brad Lincoln. Here's how the first 15 picks of the draft would unfold if it started Monday morning—but a lot could change in the next 24 hours.

Draft | #2006#Mock Draft