This is it. Today is draft day. The Pirates have made it known that they’ll select UCLA right-hander Gerri Cole with the #1 overall selection. The rest gets a little tricky as signability begins to rear its ugly head causing some teams to shy away. Joshua Bell has made it known that he will not sign and will instead enroll at the University of Texas in the fall. Could be a ploy, but enough to make some small market teams look elsewhere. Here we go:
Fantasy CPR’s Famous MLB Mock Draft:
1-Pittsburgh Pirates- Gerrit Cole-RHP-UCLA
2-Seattle Mariners- Anthony Rendon-3B-Rice
3-Arizona Diamondbacks- Danny Hultzen-LHP-Virginia
4-Baltimore Orioles-Dylan Bundy-RHP-HS (Oklahoma)
5-Kansas City Royals- Archie Bradley-RHP-HS (Oklahoma)
6-Washington Nationals- Bubba Starling-OF-HS (Kansas)
7-Arizona Diamondbacks- Trevor Bauer-RHP-UCLA
8-Cleveland Indians- Sonny Gray-RHP-Vanderbilt
9-Chicago Cubs- Alex Meyer-RHP-Kentucky
10-San Diego Padres-Taylor Guerrieri-RHP-HS (South Carolina)
11-Houston Astros-Matt Barnes-RHP-UConn
12-Milwaukee Brewers-Jed Bradley-LHP-Georgia Tech
13-New York Mets- Mikie Mahtook-OF-LSU
14-Florida Marlins- Javier Baez-SS-HS (Florida)
15-Milwaukee Brewers- Andrew Susac-C-Oregon St
16-Los Angeles Dodgers- George Springer-OF-UConn
17-Los Angeles Angels-Taylor Jungmann-RHP-Texas
18-Oakland Athletics- Cory Spangenberg-3B-Indian River CC
19-Boston Red Sox-Joshua Bell-OF-HS (Texas)
20-Colorado Rockies- Levi Michael-SS-North Carolina
21-Toronto Blue Jays-Blake Swihart-C-HS (NM)
22-St. Louis Cardinals- Robert Stephenson-RHP-HS (CA)
23-Washington Nationals-CJ Cron-1B-Utah
24-Tampa Bay Rays- Daniel Norris-LHP-HS (Tennessee)
25-San Diego Padres- Francisco Lindor-SS-HS (Florida)
26-Boston Red Sox-Tyler Beede-RHP-HS (Massachusetts)
27-Cincinnati Reds- Josh Osich-LHP-Oregon St
28-Atlanta Braves- Dillon Howard-RHP-HS (Arkansas)
29-San Francisco Giants- Larry Greene-OF-HS (Georgia)
30-Minnesota Twins-Brandon Nimmo-OF-HS (Wyoming)
31-Tampa Bay Rays-Jose Fernandez-RHP-HS (Florida)
32-Tampa Bay Rays-Henry Owens-LHP-HS (California)
33-Texas Rangers- Kolten Wong-2B-Hawaii
Compensation Pick Notes:
7-Arizona-failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Barrett Loux.
10-San Diego-failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Karsten Whitson.
15-Milwaukee -failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Dylan Covey.
19-Boston-receives Detroit’s 1st round pick for the Victor Martinez signing.
23-Washington-receives the Chicago White Sox 1st round pick for the Adam Dunn signing.
24-Tampa-receives Boston’s 1st round pick for Carl Crawford signing.
26-Boston-receives Texas’ 1st round pick for the Adrian Beltre signing.
31-Tampa-receives New York Yankee’s 1st round pick for the Rafael Soriano signing.
33-Texas -receives Phiadelphia’s 1st round pick for Cliff Lee singing.