2014 MLB Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers of Day 1

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2014 MLB Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers of Day 1
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Day 1 of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft is officially in the books, and with it came shocks, surprises and some baffling moves. 

Unlike other sports, where there's often clarity to what teams are thinking ahead of time, there's no real predictability to the MLB draft because so much of it isn't done to fill needs. Teams aren't going to put their first-round pick on the big league roster right away, unless it's a reliever who doesn't add any substantial long-term value. 

Combine the usual uncertainty surrounding the MLB draft with the volatility of this class, especially at the top, and naturally a lot of things happened that no one saw coming beforehand. Now that it's over, we can take time to examine what teams were thinking and why they went the directions they did. 

In an effort to make sense of everything that happened on Day 1 of the draft, we are going to talk winners and losers from the first two rounds. Time will be the ultimate judge of this, but that doesn't mean it's too early to talk about what the raw talent was telling us about these players. 

Here are the teams and players who should be either smiling wide or scratching their heads following the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB draft. 

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