Latest First Round Mock Drafts

Yesterday we heard that the Astros are expected to take Stanford right-hander Mark Appel with the first overall pick in tonight's draft, but there are still another 1,500 or so selections to be made after that, including another 59 this evening. Let's round up the latest mock drafts before the real thing begins (these articles are free for all; no subscription is required.)…

  • Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has the Astros taking high school outfielder Byron Buxton first overall despite yesterday's report about Appel. He reports that checks on the right-hander's signability "were not going well." 
  • Jim Callis of Baseball America has the Astros taking Appel with Buxton going second overall to the Twins and Florida catcher Mike Zunino third overall to the Mariners
  • Keith Law of puts together a mock draft that has the Astros selecting Appel, the Twins selecting Buxton and the Mariners selecting Zunino. Shortstop Carlos Correa remains an option for the Astros at #1, Law notes.
  • Jonathan Mayo of agrees that Appel, Buxton and Zunino figure to be the first three players selected. Correa could be an option for the Twins at #2 or the Mariners at #3, Mayo writes.

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5 Comments on "Latest First Round Mock Drafts"

3 years 2 months ago

Please let Zunino fall to #8.

Shawn McLaughlin
3 years 2 months ago

Naw…The Mariners will just draft him 3rd…he won’t pan out, then they’ll trade him to the Bucs for an all defense/no hit, injury prone infielder!

3 years 2 months ago

brendan ryan anybody?

3 years 2 months ago

No. Hopefully M’s get Buxton somehow. I would take Appel if Astros/Twins miraculously pass on him.

3 years 2 months ago

Law’s article is not free, the others are.