2013 MLB Mock Draft: Complete 1st-Round Projections

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2013 MLB Mock Draft: Complete 1st-Round Projections
Is Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray the right pick for the Houston Astros? Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma

The 2013 MLB draft is now just three days away, and the Houston Astros are officially on the clock.

The annual amateur draft has always held a high degree of importance since its inception back in 1965. But for teams like the Astros, who are in complete rebuild, their choices will indeed dictate their future.

Just how the Astros use their first overall pick will determine how the teams directly behind them will make their selections. It's not a clear-cut choice for the Astros—do they go with high-quality college arms in Jonathan Gray or Mark Appel, or do they go after the advanced bats of Kris Bryant or Colin Moran?

Power arm Kohl Stewart is in the mix as well, so Houston's choice on Thursday not only isn't easy, but it's also created a wide and varied set of opinions among draft experts across the web.

Tens of thousands of high school and college players have gone through the process since Rick Monday became the first player ever selected 48 years ago. This year, hundreds of young prospects will be biting their nails for another three days, waiting to find out what the future has in store for them.

While prep and college stars are anxiously anticipating their fates, here is another mock draft they can chew on before Thursday.

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