Hey Guys - I wanted to share our recent final Mock Draft that we just posted. Here's how we see the top five unfolding.
1. Houston Astros — Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma
Although it seems very likely the Astros could take Colin Moran here, I’m just not buying it. Give me the 6’-4”, 240-pound horse who can maintain a 98 mph fastball in the eighth inning. He also adds a plus slider and his change-up is solid right now.
2. Chicago Cubs — Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
As a Cubs fan, I would rather see them select Kris Bryant. I imagine a future lineup of Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora to go along with Bryant, and I see a lot of souvenirs landing on Waveland avenue. Appel is a stud, however. He won’t come cheap, but he has ace stuff and is the most polished pitcher available.
3. Colorado Rockies — Kris Bryant, 3B, San Diego
The best bat in the draft goes to a place where his power should make him a home-run champ contender for years. Over 62 games this season, the 6’-5” right-hander hit .329 and is leading the nation in home runs (31), walks (66) and SLG (.820).
4. Minnesota Twins — Kohl Stewart, RHP, St. Pius X HS (TX)
The 6’-3” right-hander has four quality pitches, including a plus slider and a fastball that can touch 97 mph. Both his curveball and change-up are solid and have plus potential. He could be a tough sign, but he may have the highest upside in the 2013 MLB draft.
5. Cleveland Indians — Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville HS (GA)
Arguably the most exciting player in the 2013 MLB draft, the 6’-1” right-hander has the best bat speed in the draft and easy power. His above-average speed and strong arm will play well in a corner spot and not many can match his intensity for the game.