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Mock Draft 3.0: June 1

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Three days before the draft, there is still plenty of uncertainty. The Astros still haven't decided whom they'll take with the No. 1 overall pick, so the teams behind them can't be sure what they'll do either. With new rules in play offering harsh draft-pick penalties for teams that exceed their assigned bonus pools, clubs will be trying to pinpoint the signability of players this weekend.

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Mock Draft 1.0: May 10

Jim Callis -

Teams picking at the top of the 2012 draft privately lament their options. There isn't an obvious choice like Stephen Strasburg in 2009 or Bryce Harper in 2010, and there isn't an embarrassment of riches like there was a year ago. The new draft rules could add to the volatility of the first round. Nevertheless, here's our first run at how the first round will go on June 4.

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Final Mock Draft

Jim Callis -Premium Content

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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June 3 Mock Draft (List Only)

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Our third first-round projection for the 2011 draft, in list form. We predict the Pirates will selected Virginia lefthander Danny Hultzen first overall, followed by Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon going to the Mariners.

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