NL West: Team targets for '13 draft

The needs, desires and impulses of every team in advance of the 2013 draft

Updated: May 23, 2013, 12:24 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford | ESPN Insider

The 2013 draft is almost upon us, and we thought it would be a good time to take a step back and look at what each organization needs.

While you've surely heard that MLB teams typically don't draft for need in the first round, they will adjust their strategy based on the strengths and weaknesses of the system, as well as what is available.

With that in mind, we've highlighted the strength and weakness of each organization, including Keith Law's top 10 prospects for each one. We've also give you a breakdown of the type of player each club tends to favor in the draft. For example, the Phillies have long been known to favor athletic high school prospects, while the Mariners have favored college players in recent years.

Really, this is the only MLB draft primer you will need.

Division-by-division draft outlook
AL East | AL Central | AL West | NL East | NL Central | NL West


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