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2013 MLB Mock Draft

2013 MLB Draft - June 6th, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Final Version - Published: Jun. 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm (ET)

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Round Pick   Team Player Position School Height WeightComments
Houston Jonathan Gray RHPOklahoma6' 4"239Rumors persist that Gray is going to be the guy at number one due to many factors, most of which boil down to money. Mark Appel is represented by Scott Boras and the Astros don’t want to blow their entire draft budget on one pick: Kris Bryant and Colin Moran are also in play here.
Chicago Cubs Mark Appel RHPStanford6' 5"190The Cubs will grab whichever stud pitcher, between Gray and Appel, the Astros passover and here it’s Appel.
Colorado Kris Bryant * 3rdSan Diego6' 5"205Bryant is a consensus top three pick and the best offensive prospect in the draft, so it’s hard to see him falling past the Rockies.
Minnesota Braden Shipley * RHPNevada6' 4"190The Twins farm system in thriving, though it could use a little more pitching depth. High School prospects like Kohl Stewart and Trey Ball are probably in play here as well, but Shipley gives the Twins an advance college arm that could move quickly.
Cleveland Colin Moran * 3rdUNC6' 3"209The Indians love advanced college bats and Moran is the best college hitter available.
Miami Austin Meadows OFGrayson High School (HS-Georgia)6' 3"200You never know with the Marlins, but Meadows is an athletic, toolsy players with huge upside and Miami loves those types. If they want to save money, names like DJ Peterson or Hunter Renfroe could be in play here.
Boston Clint Frazier OFLoganville High School (HS-Georgia)6' 1"190The Red Sox have been connected to Frazier for a while and in this scenario he falls to them. Frazier gives them a huge upside player with five-tool potential. Kohl Stewart and Trey Ball make sense here as well.
Kansas City Kohl Stewart RHPSt. Pius X High School (HS-Texas)6' 3"190The Royals are apparently not interested in Ryne Stanek, who pitched in K.C. in high school, but rumor is they are seeking pitching and here they get the best high school arm in the draft in Stewart.
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Pittsburgh Reese McGuire CKentwood High School (HS-Washington)6' 2"180McGuire has been connected to the Pirates through this whole process and here Pittsburgh grabs the best catcher in the draft.
Toronto Trey Ball LHPNew Castle Chrysler High SCH (HS-Indiana)6' 6"180This is the Jays only pick in the first round this year and they go for the best two-way player in the draft in Ball, someone with huge upside.
NY Mets Hunter Renfroe OFMississippi State6' 1"216It’s tough to pinpoint what the Mets strategy is because it’s usually all over the place, but rumors persist they will go after a bat and Renfroe gives them a solid bat that could move quickly through the minors.
Seattle D.J. Peterson * 1BNew Mexico6' 1"190The Mariners could go after Ryne Stanek here (he was their third round pick in 2010), or they could add an advanced college bat to their farm system to go along with their stable of young pitchers. Peterson is the pick here.
San Diego J.P. Crawford SSLakewood High School (HS-California)6' 2"175The Padres have a solid farm system, but its clear strength is its pitching, so if the best best shortstop in the draft is available you have to pounce.
Pittsburgh Aaron Judge 1BLinden High School (HS-California)6' 7"230The Pirates got their catcher at number 9, so here they add a huge power bat in Judge. Names like Stanek, Philip Ervin would also make sense here.
Arizona Dominic Smith OFSerra High School (HS-California)6' 0"200The Diamondbacks are apparently looking for bats and even though Paul Goldschmidt seems to have first base locked down for the near future, you can’t worry about that when the best bat available is still around.
Philadelphia Ryne Stanek * RHPArkansasJ.P. Crawford would have made sense, as would Dominic Smith, but with the both of them being gone Stanek’s slide ends here.
Chicago WS Austin Wilson * OFStanford6' 4"210The White Sox seem to like outfielders lately and I look for that trend to continue with Austin Wilson. Billy Mckinney and Philip Ervin could be in play here too if the Sox go the outfield route.
LA Dodgers Billy McKinney OFPlano West Senior High School (HS-Texas)6' 2"195The Dodgers like high school arms, so names like Ian Clarkin or Phil Bickford could be in play here, but Mckinney has a special bat, which could be hard to pass up.
St. Louis Sean Manaea LHPIndiana State6' 5"235Manea falls due to inconsistencies, but his slide ends here. The Cardinals love power arms and that is exactly what Manea is.
Detroit Phillip Ervin OFSamford5' 10"205The Tigers haven’t had a first round pick in a while, so they most likely go the college route. Ervin gives them a toolsy outfielder, with power and speed.
Tampa Bay Nick Ciuffo CLexington High School (HS-South Carolina)6' 1"200Ciuffo seems to be glued to the Rays around the industry and honestly the pick just makes sense. The Rays have always lacked catching in their minors and Ciuffo is the best one available.
Baltimore Alex Gonzalez RHPOral Roberts6' 3"200Alex Gonzalez wasn’t on the top 20 pitchers list, but he has really come on lately, making that appear to be a huge oversight. Hard to see him making it past the pitching-loving Orioles.
Texas Ian Clarkin LHPMadison High School (HS-California)6' 2"190The Rangers love high upside players, but they could use more pitching in their system, and in Clarkin they grab a high school lefty that can reach the mid 90’s and has control of three pitches.
Oakland Eric Jagielo SSNotre Dame6' 2"195A strong college hitter with big time power potential, and a keen eye at the plate could be tough for Oakland to pass up.
San Francisco Phil Bickford RHPSouthern Nevada6' 4"185The Giants love high school pitchers and one from California that reaches the high 90’s and has two solid breaking pitches, is hard to imagine falling past them.
NY Yankees Tim Anderson SSEast Central CC6' 1"170The Yankees have three picks in the first round and here they grab a possible heir apparent to Jeter in the speedy Tim Anderson.
Cincinnati Marco Gonzales LHPRocky Mountain High School (HS-Colorado)6' 0"185The Yankees have three picks in the first round and here they grab a possible heir apparent to Jeter in the speedy Tim Anderson.
St. Louis Trade Icon Devin Williams RHPHazelwood West High School (HS-Missouri)6' 3"172Williams may fit more in the compensation/second round range, but after taking Manea (a Boras) client, slightly reaching for a rising high school arm that has touched 96 and is a St. Louis native to boot, doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
Tampa Bay Trade Icon Rob Kaminsky LHPSt. Joseph Regional High School (HS-New Jersey)6' 0"190The Rays love pitching, and after grabbing their catcher at 21, they grab an underrated northeast high school lefty in Kaminsky.
Texas Trade Icon Matt Krook LHPSt. Ignatius Prep School (HS-California)6' 2"190They grab a high school arm at 23, but the Rangers are rich with high ceiling bats, so grabbing another high schooler with room to grow that can already reach the mid 90’s makes sense.
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Atlanta Jonathan Crawford RHPOkeechobee High School (HS-Florida)6' 2"190Crawford is the type that could move through the system quickly with his mid 90’s fastball and hard slider, and could be another addition to Atlanta’s outstanding bullpen.
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NY Yankees Hunter Harvey RHPBandys High School (HS-North Carolina)6' 3"170Harvey’s was an all-star closer and can hit the mid 90’s already with plenty of room to grow. Given his bloodlines (son of Bryan Harvey) also, he is a scouting director’s dream.
NY Yankees Trade Icon Cavan Biggio 2BSt. Thomas High School (HS-Texas)6' 2"185This is a reach pick, as Biggio is another compensation/second round type, but the thinking is the Yankees can’t blow their budget in the first round alone, and although Harvey and Anderson shouldn’t be hard signs, grabbing Biggio would help save money for later rounds. Plus, he is the son of a future hall of famer, who can play a number of positions and has a solid bat.
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Kansas City Oscar Mercado SSGaither Senior High School (HS-Florida)6' 2"175
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Miami Chris Anderson RHPJacksonville6' 4"215
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Arizona Ryan Eades RHPLSU6' 2"178
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Baltimore Bobby Wahl * RHPMississippi
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Cincinnati JaCoby Jones * SSLSU6' 3"205
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Detroit Clinton Hollon RHPWoodford County High School (HS-Kentucky)6' 1"195

* = Junior, ** = Sophomore, *** = Freshman

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