Through Regular Season: Only free-agent compensation can alter order | First tie-breaker is previous year’s record
We’ve seen some compensation picks set over the past several weeks. To the right is the first round update, circa February 11.
The ’14 draft class is deeper than the previous few, and the favorite to go No. 1 overall is North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon. Much of the depth is in the prep pitcher class, but there also appears to be more solid second-to-sixth round talents than the past two drafts.
Rodon’s teammate, shortstop Trea Turner, is among the top 10 prospects, and the high-grade prep prospects include SS Jacob Gatewood of Clovis High School (Calif.), C Alex Jackson of Rancho Bernardo High School (Calif.), and right-handers RHP Grant Holmes of Conway High School (S.C.) , Dylan Cease of Milton High School (Ga.) and 6-foot-5, 240-pound Shepherd High School (Texas) star Tyler Kolek.
One of my favorites from talking to scouts in the south is Ole Miss commit Ti’quan Forbes, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shortstop from Columbia High School (Miss.). He’s raw, but is the youngest of the first-round talents and has huge upside with at least a shot to stick at shortstop.
Stay tuned for further 2014 MLB Draft Coverage here at Prospect Insider.