- Keith Law, ESPN Insider
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.
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.
Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss If Pomeranz is gone, look for Michael Choice.
While Bryce Harper retains his usual spot atop the draft, there's a number of significant changes elsewhere. Keep an eye on what the Pirates do at No. 2, as it could change everything with picks two through seven.