This draft class is deep with quality starting pitchers, and since many teams are looking for a future ace to build their staff around, this could be an important draft for several teams in the top 10.
Let's look at a fresh first-round MLB mock draft.
1. Houston Astros (56-106): Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
The Houston Astros need to make this No. 1 pick count, and must take a starting pitcher such as Mark Appel, who can be the cornerstone of their rotation.
2. Minnesota Twins (63-99): Byron Buxton, OF, Appling County High School (Ga.)
An outfielder with the ability to hit for average and dominate the basepaths would be ideal for the struggling Twins.
3. Seattle Mariners (67-95): Mike Zunino, C, Florida