The biggest prospect week of the year is finally upon us, as the 2014 Major League Baseball draft takes place Thursday, covering the first two rounds. It's always a long process to arrive at this point, but all those months of work will pay off for all 30 teams by the end of Saturday.
For the third consecutive season, Houston will kick the draft off. Its last two No. 1 overall picks, Carlos Correa (2012) and Mark Appel (2013), have helped ignite one of the best farm systems in baseball.
Even though it will struggle to match the volume of impact from the 2011 draft, which figures to be one of the best ever, this year's class is deep with many projected starters likely to be found on Day 2.
The overwhelming strength of the class is on the mound, especially with college pitchers, but there are a number of position players with enormous ceilings who could take off with the right coaching.
Drafts are the best and most efficient way for franchises to build their future, so our latest mock will help paint a picture of where teams are looking to go. Here's the latest look at the first-round projections for this year's draft.