The first day of the 2014 MLB draft is in the books, with the first 74 selections being made on Thursday night, headed by a trio of pitchers in high school left-hander Brady Aiken, high school right-hander Tyler Kolek and North Carolina State southpaw Carlos Rodon.
The MLB draft and the scouting process leading up to it gets far less exposure than that of the NFL or the NBA, and as a result the prospects are unknown commodities to the vast majority of the fan base when their names are called.
With that in mind, what follows is a look at a pro comparison(s) for each of the 27 first-round picks in order to help give fans a better idea of what these soon-to-be pros could become once they reach the major leagues.
Players selected as compensatory picks (28-34) for free-agent signings are not included. All college player stats courtesy of The Baseball Cube, and all high school player stats courtesy of MaxPreps. Comparisons written in italics were made by B/R's lead MLB prospects writer Mike Rosenbaum, with analysis in the attached videos.