As in the three other major sports, baseball has their annual draft as well, albeit one that comes with neither the buzz or hype that the others generate—likely because it will be years before any of the players selected will make an impression at the major-league level.
That being said, baseball's draft is just as important to a team's future as any other—a strong draft class not only revitalizes your farm system, but it gives a team options that can be used internally or as trade chips to fill another role.
A weak class can stunt an organization's minor-league development, leaving the cupboard bare and the farm system devoid of anything that another team might have interest in.
While high school players are draft eligible, it's the college arms that we're interested in right now. These players have virtually all been drafted before, only to forgo the chance to turn pro and head to college for an education and to better hone their skills.
Let's take a look at the best 25 college pitchers who will be throwing in this year's NCAA tournament, which starts this weekend.