Mock draft 3.0

Astros still narrowing down candidates for the No. 1 overall pick

Updated: June 1, 2012, 2:19 PM ET
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider

This is my third of four mock drafts, and nothing is settled in the top five, including the first pick. The next (and final) projected first round will be Monday morning, updated later that day if anything more emerges before the first pick shortly after 6 p.m. ET.


Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford

The decision appears to be down to Appel, Byron Buxton, Lucas Giolito, Carlos Correa and Kevin Gausman. The Astros insist they'll take the best player available, but I'm sure that if they can get that player to sign for less than the $7.2 million recommended bonus for this pick, they won't complain.


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