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2014 MLB mock draft!

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I know i've been posting alot about the draft recently but i can explain. 1) It's fun. 2) I think i've been doing a pretty good job. 3) They are atleast somewhat different.

This time it's a mock draft. I know nothing about any inside information from teams. What i've done is look at multiple mock drafts of others to get an idea. I've also looked at the previous 3 drafts for each team, to get an idea of what kinds of players they like to draft. I also know what general direction teams are going in. This is what i based this mock draft on. The descriptions after he players name are somewhat forced but it's O.K. So without further ado, here is the complete first round!

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1. Houston Astros- Carlos Rodon:

His slow start was followed by a great 2nd half. He should still be the consensus #1 overall pick

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2. Miami Marlins- Tyler Kolek:

Tough choice between him and Aiken, but i don't think the Marlins can pass up on a guy who consistantly hits 100MPH, and has a great curve.

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3. Chicago White Sox - Brady Aiken:

You knew he was gona be somewhere in the top 3. The White Sox will be thrilled to get him at #3.

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4. Chicago Cubs- Alex Jackson:

The Cubs love drafting potentially great hitters. And Jackson fits this mold.

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5. Minnesota Twins- Bradley Zimmer:

From what i can tell, the Twins love potential. Zimmer is the best at this point, who i think they'll trust to make the big's.

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via www.collegebaseballdaily.com

6. Seattle Mariners - Nick Gordon:

With Cano and Felix locked up, the Mariners can wait on a high schooler, and still compete. And besides, they would love a double play combination of Gordon and Cano.

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7. Philadelphia Phillies- Aaron Nola:

The phillies like pitching, and Nola looks similar to Cole Hamels. I think they like Cole Hamels.

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8. Colorado Rockies- Kyle Freeland:

The Rockies have figured out that they need to draft starting pitching. And Freeland is the best starting pitcher left at this point.

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9. Toronto Blue Jays- Touki Toussaint:

The Blue Jays love high school pitchers with "great stuff". Touki is the definition of that.

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10. New York Mets- Jeff Hoffman:

Hoffman would be a top 5+ guy if he hadn't been struck down by TJ surgery. But the TJ risk is alot less than it once was. And for a guy with Hoffmans stuff, i think Sandy would take the risk. He is Matt Harvey 2.0

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11. Toronto Blue Jays (P. Bickford - unsigned) - Tyler Beede:

They drafted him in the first round in 2011, and will be more than happy to take him again here. Giving them another quality arm.

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12. Milwaukee Brewers- Michael Conforto:

The Brewers like power, and Conforto (at this point in the draft) has the most for a college player.

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13. San Diego Padres- Grant Holmes:

The Padres don't have any clear pattern in their drafting.So i think they'll go for Holmes, who has great stuff in high school.

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14. San Francisco Giants- Kodi Medeiros:

The Giants like taking risks with thier draft choices (2 of last 3 1st rond picks weren't o MLB top 100. Who is riskier than the Hawiian southpaw? Medieros may very well be worth the risk.

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15. Los Angeles Angels- Trea Turner:

The fact that the Angels haven't had a first round pick since 2011 makes it so much harder to choose a player for them. But i'll go with Turner based on other things i've seen.

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16. Arizona Diamondbacks- Brandon Finnegan:

The Diamondbacks want pitching, and fast. Finnegan fits this mold.

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17. Kansas City Royals- Kyle Schwarber:

The Royals have a window of competetativeness right now, and they'd like some more hitters before Butler leaves in free agency. Even if (likely) Schwarber doesn't stick at catcher, He should still hit.

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18. Washington Nationals- Sean Newcomb:

The Nats will take the 6'5 college lefty.

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19. Cincinnati Reds- Sean Reid-Foley:

In 2 of the last 3 drafts, the Reds have drafted high school RHP. Well now it will be 3 of 4.

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20. Tampa Bay Rays- Casey Gillaspie:

Gillaspie is basically a Dom Smith with more power. However he doesn't field or run as well as Dom.

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21. Cleveland Indians- Monte Harrison:

The indians like position players, and i think they see ( or i see) Harrison as the best fit for them.

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22. Los Angeles Dodgers- Jacob Gatewood:

This spot could alo go to Luke Weaver, but i think that with future needs at SS and 3B, one of the best young rotations baseball has seen in a while and Gatewood being from California...

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23. Detroit Tigers- Luke Weaver:

He's the best available.

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24. Pittsburgh Pirates- Michael Chavis:

The Pirates took 2 high school position players last year. Also Chavis fits in nicely with the organizational needs.

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25. Oakland Athletics- Michael Gettys:

Billy Beane has taken 2 high school position players in the last 2 first rounds. Getty's has every tool to burn, exept the hit tool. But with the lack of funds in Oakland and all other tools at Gettys disposal, i think Beane olls the dice on him.

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26. Boston Red Sox- Max Pentacost:

He's a college catcher, etc.

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27. St. Louis Cardinals- Derek Fisher:

The Cardinals have taken college players with their first pick in each of the last 3 drafts.

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COMPENSATION ROUND:

28. Kansas City Royals (E. Santana)- Braxton Davidson:

The Royals will continue their search for hitters. Drafting another college bat.

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29. Cincinnati Reds (S. Choo)- Derek Hill:

The high school outfielder can field and run atleast plus. While the rest of his tools are at best average. (Billy Hamilton 2.0)

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30. Texas Rangers (N. Cruz)- Marcus Wilson:

Another 5 tool guy with no plus tools.

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31. Cleveland Indians (U. Jimenez)- Erick Fedde:

Yes, he fell a little further than Hoffman. Hoffman though was/ is almost as good as Rodon. However Feede is still a first round pick.

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32. Atlanta Braves (B. McCann)- Luis Ortiz:

The Braves love drafting pitchers. They would've beene thrilled with Feede, if the Indians hadn't taken him before them.

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33. Boston Red Sox (J. Ellsbury)- Foster Griffin:

A tall projectable high school lefty.

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34. St. Louis Cardinals (C. Beltran)- Spencer Adams:

Some may be surprised that he fell this far down, but, whatever. The Cardinals will take it.

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COMPETATIVE BALANCE ROUND "A":

35. Colorado Rockies- Jackson Reetz:

A high school catcher.

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36. Miami Marlins (M. Krook-unsigned)- J.B. Bukauskus:

He only fell this low because he does't want to sign. However some who have insisted they wouldn't sign have signed anyways ( Billy Beane for example) the Marlins will take that chance.

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37. Houston Astros (aquired from the Oriales in a trade)- Justus Sheffield:

Hard throwing (not projectable) high school lefty.

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38. Cleveland Indians- Nick Howard:

Hard throwing high school righty.

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39. Miami Marlins- Nick Burdi:

Is he a little bit low? Yes. But he's exlusively a reliever. The fact that he's still officially a first rounder says tons about his stuff.

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40. Kansas City Royals- Michael Kopech:

College righty who throws hard with a good curve but mediocre control.

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41. Milwaukee Brewers- Scott Blewett:

A tall projectible high school righty (,looks like Thor) he needs to develope better offspeed pitches and control to succeed at the next level.

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This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any vetting or approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions, reasoning skills, or attention to grammar and usage rules held by the editors of this site.

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