Jeff Sullivan’s First Round Projection

Even on the morning of the draft, it is still wide open at the top of the draft. Houston is still deciding between the top four college players in Colin Moran, Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray, and Kris Bryant. As of now, this is how I see the first round playing out.

1. Houston Astros- Colin Moran-3B, North Carolina

2. Chicago Cubs- Mark Appel- RHP, Stanford

3. Colorado Rockies- Kris Bryant-3B, San Diego

4. Minnesota Twins- Kohl Stewart-RHP, St. Pius X (TX) HS

5. Cleveland Indians- Jonathan Gray- RHP, Oklahoma

6. Miami Marlins- Austin Meadows- OF, Grayson (GA) HS

7. Boston Red Sox- Braden Shipley- RHP, Nevada

8. Kansas City Royals- Ryne Stanek-RHP, Arkansas

9. Pittsburgh Pirates- Reese McGuire-C, Kentwood (WA) HS

10. Toronto Blue Jays- Clint Frazier- OF, Loganville (GA) HS

11. New York Mets- Dominic Smith- 1B, Serra (CA) HS

12. Seattle Mariners- Hunter Renfroe- OF, Mississippi State

13. San Diego Padres- Trey Ball- LHP, New Castle (IN) HS

14. Pittsburgh Pirates- D.J. Peterson-3B, New Mexico

15. Arizona Diamondbacks- Alex Gonzalez- RHP, Oral Roberts

16. Philadelphia Phillies- J.P. Crawford- SS, Lakewood (CA) HS

17. Chicago White Sox- Tim Anderson- SS, East Central JC

18. Los Angeles Dodgers- Phil Bickford- RHP, Oaks Christian (CA) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals- Marco Gonzales- LHP, Gonzaga

20. Detroit Tigers- Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State

21. Tampa Bay Rays- Nick Ciuffo- C, Lexington (SC) HS

22. Baltimore Orioles- Josh Hart- OF, Parkview (GA) HS

23. Texas Rangers- Cody Reed- LHP, NW Mississippi CC

24. Oakland Athletics- Rob Kaminsky- LHP, St, Joseph (NJ) HS

25. San Francisco Giants- Ian Clarkin- LHP, Madison (CA) HS

26. New York Yankees- Jon Denney- C, Yukon (OK) HS

27. Cincinnati Reds- Phil Ervin- OF, Samford

28. St. Louis Cardinals- Jonathon Crawford- RHP, Florida

29. Tampa Bay Rays- Billy McKinney- OF, Plano (TX) HS

30. Texas Rangers- Hunter Harvey- RHP, Bandys (NC) HS

31. Atlanta Braves- Travis Demeritte- 3B, Winder Barrow (GA) HS

32. New York Yankees- Eric Jagielo- 3B, Notre Dame

33. New York Yankees- Austin Wilson- OF, Stanford