Because the 2013 MLB draft class lacks overall depth, it's especially important to distinguish between the best hitting prospects. There might not be enough talent later on to compensate for ill-advised early round selections.
The most talked-about position players in recent months have been college stars Colin Moran and Kris Bryant. Both third basemen seem to be surefire top-10 selections; they could even sneak into the top five. That said, high schoolers like Clint Frazier and Dominic Smith are expected to go in the first round as well.
The following 10 guys vary in terms of position, body type, baseball experience, etc. But of chief importance is their potential offensive value to major league teams and the likelihood that they'll reach that potential.
Experts from Bleacher Report and all across the industry know what to expect from these players. By continuing to read this article, so will you.
**The "through May 29" disclaimer has been used for players whose 2013 seasons haven't ended yet.