To say the 2013 MLB Draft is a two-man show is an understatement. It also doesn’t do it justice to say all eyes are on Jonathan Gray and Mark Appel, the top two prospects in this year’s first-year player draft.
Appel was thought to be the top prospect in last year’s draft, but was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 8. He turned down their $3.8 million offer to return to Stanford for his senior season and finish his degree. Now at the same spot a year later, the right-hander is looking like the top pick for the Houston Astros once again.
That spot could also be slated for Gray, who recently tested positive for Adderall. That could get his pro career off to a rocky start, but the right-hander isn’t expected to fall out of the top five in the draft.
The top position player in this year’s draft is University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant, who will undoubtedly hear his name called within the top three picks of the draft, assuming the two high-profile pitchers go first. Other notables are outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier, both high school prospects.
With the first overall pick supposedly up in the air, who do you think the Astros should take at No. 1? What about the Chicago Cubs at No. 2 or the Colorado Rockies at No. 3? Comment below and let us know!