Six teams that need a good draft 

May, 29, 2014
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No matter how many picks a team has or how strong a farm system is, every draft is important for every club, as it's a chance to replenish the farm system with depth and address needs without having to give up anything but cash.

That being said, there's also no question that a draft can take on added significance, be it because of where a team is selecting, how often it's selecting, and how its prospects have developed in the respective systems.

"No draft is created equal," an American League scout said. "You place importance on it every year, but it'd be foolish to say there aren't years where it becomes more important than others. The danger is that you recognize that and change your process, and in the many years I've been doing this, I've never seen that work. Just like any other year, you have to trust your scouts and talent evaluators and hope that everything works out."

And so with just one week to go until draft day, here's a look at six teams this year's draft is particularly important for, and some potential targets that could make it a draft to remember.


Houston Astros

You can't leave the team with the first pick in the draft off this list, even if this is the third time in a row that the Astros have had this selection and there's a pretty good chance that they'll have it again in 2015.