The 2013 MLB Draft kicks off this Thursday, with the Houston Astros once again holding the No. 1 pick in the draft a year after taking high school shortstop Carlos Correa first overall.
Day one of the draft will feature 73 selections, with the first round (picks 1-33), competitive balance round A (picks 34-39), second round (picks 40-68) and competitive balance round B (picks 69-73) being completed.
Predicting the MLB draft, more so than in any other sport, remains a complete crap shoot, but here is my take on how things might shake out on day one. I have provided analysis on each of the 33 first-round picks as well as my projected selections for the remaining 40 picks of the day.
*Special thanks to Mike Rosenbaum for his great working putting together the following player-comparison videos on each of the top potential picks in this year's draft.