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2013 MLB Mock Draft : Final Version

Draft date: June 6th, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Final Version - Published: June 6, 2013, 6:24 pm

ROUND 1

ROUNDS: 1

DraftSite's comments: Rumors 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    239

  • School

    Oklahoma

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The Cubs will grab whichever stud pitcher, between Gray and Appel, the Astros passover and here it’s Appel.

Mark Appel

  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Stanford

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: Bryant 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    205

  • School

    San Diego

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Nevada

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The Indians love advanced college bats and Moran is the best college hitter available.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3

  • Weight

    209

  • School

    UNC

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: You 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.


DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: McGuire has been connected to the Pirates through this whole process and here Pittsburgh grabs the best catcher in the draft.


DraftSite's comments: This 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.


DraftSite's comments: It’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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1

  • Weight

    216

  • School

    Mississippi State

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    New Mexico

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: J.P. Crawford would have made sense, as would Dominic Smith, but with the both of them being gone Stanek’s slide ends here.


  • Country

    United States

  • School

    Arkansas

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    210

  • School

    Stanford

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: Manea falls due to inconsistencies, but his slide ends here. The Cardinals love power arms and that is exactly what Manea is.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    235

  • School

    Indiana State

  • Throws

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 10

  • Weight

    205

  • School

    Samford

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: Ciuffo 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.


DraftSite's comments: Alex 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3

  • Weight

    200

  • School

    Oral Roberts

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


DraftSite's comments: A strong college hitter with big time power potential, and a keen eye at the plate could be tough for Oakland to pass up.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 2

  • Weight

    195

  • School

    Notre Dame

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The 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.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    Southern Nevada

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The Yankees have three picks in the first round and here they grab a possible heir apparent to Jeter in the speedy Tim Anderson.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    East Central CC

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.

DraftSite's comments: The Yankees have three picks in the first round and here they grab a possible heir apparent to Jeter in the speedy Tim Anderson.


DraftSite's comments: Williams 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.


DraftSite's comments: The Rays love pitching, and after grabbing their catcher at 21, they grab an underrated northeast high school lefty in Kaminsky.


DraftSite's comments: They 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.


DraftSite's comments: Crawford 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.


DraftSite's comments: Harvey’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.


DraftSite's comments: This 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.




  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    215

  • School

    Jacksonville

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 2

  • Weight

    178

  • School

    LSU

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.


  • Country

    United States

  • School

    Mississippi

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3

  • Weight

    205

  • School

    LSU

  • Throws

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This player has no scouting profile.