In his latest mock draft (subs. req’d), Keith Law has Stanford LHP Mark Appel going to the Astros first overall. He says they’re trying to nail down his price tag leading up to the draft tonight, but could still wind up taking another player and spreading any savings around. Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray goes to the Cubs with the second pick, San Diego 3B Kris Bryant to the Rockies with the third pick.
Law has the Yankees selecting Notre Dame 3B Eric Jagielo (#26), Texas HS OF Billy McKinney (#32), and California HS LHP Ian Clarkin (#33) with their three first rounders. Click the links for my write-up of each player. Law says New York is expected to grab a college player with their first pick, with Jagielo ahead of Stanford OF Austin Wilson on their board. Arizona SS Dustin Peterson, Mississippi JuCo LHP Cody Reed, and UC Irvine RHP Andrew Thurman are mentioned as possibilities at various spots as well.