Less than 24 hours until the start of the mock draft. Rangers pick at 12, 88, 118, and 148.
Here's my current top 20:
Andrew Miller, lhp, North Carolina
Brad Lincoln, rhp, Houston
Brandon Morrow, rhp, California
Tim Lincecum, rhp, Washington
Evan Longoria, 3b, Long Beach State
Luke Hochevar, rhp, FW Cats
Kyle Drabek, rhp, The Woodlands HS
Max Scherzer, rhp, Missouri
Clayton Kershaw, lhp, Highland Park HS
Jeremy Jeffress, rhp, Virginia HS
Drew Stubbs, OF, Texas
Joba Chamberlin, rhp, Nebraska
Pedro Beato, rhp, St Petersburg CC
Jordan Walden, rhp, Mansfield HS
Greg Reynolds, rhp, Stanford
Bill Rowell, 3b, New Jersey HS
Travis Snider, OF, Washington HS
Matt Antonelli, 3b, Wake Forest
Hank Conger, C, California HS
Kyle McCulloch, rhp, Texas
I don't believe any of the first six will still be on the board at #12. Kershaw and Stubbs are good bets to be gone as well.
Right now, I'm looking at Drabek, Scherzer, Jeffress, Stubbs, Chamberlin, or Beato for the Rangers' first-rounder. I'll probably do best player available for the other three picks, with a strong leaning towards hitters. I generally prefer college players, though not to the extent that would cause me to pass on a high schooler if he's the right guy.
Any and all advice or suggestions welcome. I'll also be using this thread as the official "war room" tomorrow. Looking forward to it!