2013 MLB Mock Draft: Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams' First-Round Picks

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2013 MLB Mock Draft: Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams' First-Round Picks
Kyle Laferriere-USA TODAY Sports

The big-league draft is a funny thing.

For the two teams picking at the top of this year's draft, their decisions are as easy as pie.

For the Houston Astros, the choice is simple: Which front-of-the-rotation arm do they prefer?

For Chicago, the decision is even easier: Which front-of-the-rotation arm does Houston not take?

As soon as the picks start flying off the board, however, the decisions get more and more difficult.

After Kris Bryant inevitably goes third overall to Colorado, who does Cleveland select?

Picking 21st, do the Tampa Bay Rays go ahead and gamble on Austin Wilson, a toolsy, yet inconsistent, hitter from Stanford, or do they go the safer route and select polished lefty Marco Gonzalez from Gonzaga and hope that Wilson is still on the board when they pick 29th?

And so on and so forth.

Best-case scenario, the Indians, picking fourth, are absolutely in love with a player and joyous at the fact that the top three picks are all but sewn up, leaving them the player they desire most.

Best-case scenario, the Rays can get Gonzalez and Wilson.

What follows is a best-case scenario for all 30 squads, including those that don't have first-round selections, and the decisions that make the most sense for their picks.

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