Re-Drafting the Entire 1st Round with All Current MLB Players

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Re-Drafting the Entire 1st Round with All Current MLB Players
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The 2013 MLB draft is now a not-so-distant memory, and each team has filled up its farm system with players it hopes can be important parts of their new club's future.

But what if there were a draft that involved current major leaguers?

We're going to carry out that exercise right now. This will be a re-draft of the first round which includes the current stars in baseball. The same order of teams used for the 2013 MLB draft will be in play.

A couple of key points of clarification:

  1. This will not solely be based on 2013 performance. Factors that include age, future projection and position will absolutely be considered.
  2. This is not a draft conducted based on the best players in baseball right now—rather, a draft that takes into consideration the above elements.
  3. Current team needs will be a factor, although it's also about building for the future—this will lean more toward drafting to start a team rather than drafting to supplement a team.

In addition, this draft does not replace the real draft that just took place. Think of it as a chance for each team to reset itself in terms of its current 25-man roster in addition to the draft which helps build its farm system.

And here we go.

 

Note: All statistics courtesy of MLB.com and Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted. Prospects who have yet to make their major league debuts will not be included.

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