Many mock drafts are projecting teams near the top of the draft to select developmental high school players, but by the time the results are in we're going to see that teams value players who can make a more immediate impact.
These men have more experience, more polish and more of an ability to reach the big leagues than their high school peers.
Without further ado, my first MLB mock draft of the year, with major kudos to BaseballProspectNation.com for their hand in doing much of the research.
1. Houston Astros (56-106): Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
The Astros are in desperate need of an upgrade in starting pitcher talent. Appel is the most polished pitcher available in this year's draft, and he is the player who can step into a starting role in the majors the quickest.