FINAL Mock Draft v10.0
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on June 6, 2006
"This Mock may not change much by 10AM tomorrow morning as most clubs are getting more tight-lipped about things, including the Mariners."
That was me, late last night, er, four hours ago.
But things have changed.
As first reported by MLB.com's Johnathan Mayo and confirmed through multiple sources, Colorado is prepared to select Greg Reynolds with the No. 2 pick, due to a predraft deal in which the two sides are apparently very close to an agreement.
Hochevar is back at No. 1 with Miller falling.
While Mayo has Miller falling to No. 11 where Arizona drafts, I see no scenario where Seattle lets him go.
He's worth the chance, signability concerns and all.
Tim Lincecum's fall in this draft is preposterous. MLB.com and Baseball America both have him going in the mid-teens.
He's a top 5 talent, bar none. At worst he's a top 10 player, risks included.
Note the draft boards of each team below. It does not reflect their picks very often, which is a sign that money and signability are more important.
Here's to hoping the Mariners convince Miller that he's worth $6 mil, not 10, because he truly could be falling into the M's lap.
Things have changed three times in both KC and Colorado in the past 24 hours. So don't be surprised if the entire top 10 looks completely different when the picks are made.
|2006 Top 10 Mock 10.0|
||Range||Draft Board (1-5)|
|1||KC||Luke Hochevar, RHP||1-5||Miller, Hochevar, Lincecum, Lincoln, Morrow|
|2||COL||Greg Reynolds, RHP||2-14||Miller, Longoria, Lincoln, Hochevar, Lincecum
|3||TB||Brad Lincoln, RHP||3-8||Lincoln, Longoria, Miller, Hochevar, Lincecum|
|4||PIT||Evan Longoria, 3B
||4-12||Lincoln, Miller, Hochevar, Lincecum, Drabek
|5||SEA||Brandon Morrow, RHP
||1-11||Miller, Hochevar, Lincoln, Morrow, Lincecum|
|6||DET||Clayton Kershaw, LHP
||6-12||Miller, Lincoln, Longoria, Hochevar, Lincecum
|7||LAD||Bryan Morris, RHP||7-24||Hochevar, Lincoln, Miller, Morrow, Longoria
|8||CIN||Drew Stubbs, OF
||8-16||Miller, Lincoln, Morrow, Hochevar, Stubbs
|9||BAL||Bill Rowell, 3B
||9-16||Miller, Lincoln, Hochevar, Morrow, Rowell
|10||SF||Daniel Bard, RHP
||10-26||Lincoln, Morrow, Longoria, Stubbs, Rowell|