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May 13 Mock Draft: Gerrit Cole To Pirates At No. 1

Jim Callis -Premium Content

For the first time in three years, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft isn't obvious weeks in advance. In 2009, the Nationals immediately locked in on Stephen Strasburg, the best pitching prospect in draft history. Washington had the top choice again last year and targeted Bryce Harper and his jaw-dropping power well before June. But that doesn't keep us from rolling out our first Mock Draft of the draft season.

Draft | #2011#Mock Draft

Mock Draft: Draft Day

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It's the morning of the draft, and we don't know for certain anything more than we knew heading into the weekend. JC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper will go No. 1 overall to the Nationals. The next two best prospects—Texas high school righthander Jameson Taillon and Florida prep shortstop Manny Machado—will be the next two picks, in either order, to the Pirates and Orioles. After the big three, there's little agreement on how to stack up the remaining talent.

Draft | #2010#Mock Draft

Mock Draft: May 28

Jim Callis -Premium Content

In terms of the big picture, not much has changed since our first mock draft Premium ran two weeks ago. CC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper is still considered a lock to go No. 1 overall to the Nationals, and righthander Jameson Taillon and shortstop Manny Machado remain the cream of the high school crop. After that, uncertainty reigns.

Draft | #2010#Mock Draft

Mock Draft: May 14

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The Nationals hold the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year. And while there is not as much certainty as there was in 2009, when Washington was locked in on Stephen Strasburg, other teams fully expect the Nationals to make JC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper the first junior college player ever taken with the first choice.

Draft | #2010#Mock Draft

Mock Draft 4.0

Jim Callis -

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

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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