MLB Draft 2014: Ranking the 5 Biggest Steals of Day 1

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MLB Draft 2014: Ranking the 5 Biggest Steals of Day 1
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Day 1 of MLB's 2014 First-Year Player Draft is in the books, with 74 amateur players now one step closer to realizing their dream of taking the field in the major leagues.

As you'd expect, there were no shortage of surprises on the first day of this three-day extravaganza.

The Chicago Cubs took Indiana University's Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall selection, far earlier than anyone predicted, while South Carolina prep star Grant Holmes, considered a top-10 talent by both ESPN's Keith Law (subscription required) and B/R's Mike Rosenbaum, fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers at pick No. 22.

Based on pre-draft rankings and Holmes' overall profile (tools, makeup and projectability)  the Dodgers landed one of the biggest steals of the night.

Who else joined them?

Let's take a look.

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