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MLB mock draft 3.0

There could be a big shake-up in the top five with Pittsburgh as the wild card

Originally Published: June 4, 2010
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesMichael Choice has a ton of raw power. He's also linked to a number of pick possibilities.

One more interim update before the final projection appears on Monday morning. Note that the comments here are more about the changes made since my most recent mock from last week, not deeper evaluations.


Bryce Harper, C, College of Southern Nevada

No change. Harper's next game is Monday at 2 p.m. MT at the JC World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. SCOUTING VIDEO

James Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands High School (Texas)

A fairly dramatic about-face, if true, as the Pirates have indicated all spring they'd probably eschew high school arms in the first round, as they did last year in passing on lefty Tyler Matzek. SCOUTING VIDEO

Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private, Miami (Fla.)

If the Pirates take Machado, the O's will take Taillon. SCOUTING VIDEO

Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast University

I heard Thursday evening that the Royals would love for Machado to fall to them, which would preclude the possibility of the Mets landing him. Other than Machado, I haven't heard the Royals on a high school name.

If Pomeranz is gone, look for Michael Choice.