2014 MLB Draft Prospects: Ranking the 10 Best at Every Position

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2014 MLB Draft Prospects: Ranking the 10 Best at Every Position
Gerry Broome/Associated Press

That silence you feel is coming from every Major League Baseball scouting department, as farm directors and talent evaluators have put their pen to the paper to fill out their 2014 draft boards. 

Like any draft, the MLB version has undergone several drastic changes this spring.

The top overall player coming into the year, Carlos Rodon, seemed like a lock to be the Houston Astros' pick, but he may slide out of the top three. Brady Aiken, a high school left-hander, is drawing early comparisons to Clayton Kershaw. There's a Texan named Tyler Kolek threatening to make history as the first high school right-hander to go No. 1 overall. 

There have also been a number of injuries and poor performances that have shaken up the first round, but it adds to the drama of what will happen on June 5. No one knows what to expect, especially after the first three or four picks get announced by Bud Selig. 

We have been studying the tapes and scouting reports all spring to help you make sense of things. A few notes about the list.

First, players are ranked based on the position they project to play, not where they are now. All of the best high school players are shortstops now, but only a small fraction of them have the body or arm to stay there. 

Second, middle infielders have been combined to form one group because there are so few second basemen at the high school and college level. Second basemen aren't born, but come about because they aren't good enough to play shortstop or third base. 

With those caveats out of the way, here's our comprehensive ranking of the top 10 players at each position in the 2014 MLB draft. 

 

Note: All college stats courtesy of NCAA.com and high school stats courtesy of MaxPreps.com unless otherwise noted. 

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