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2009 MLB 1st year player Mock Draft

Here is my first run at this years mock draft. I will add a little info on each player over the coming days and put a player I see as a comp to each of them. I'll start off with the top 5.
1. Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, P, SDSU

The consensus #1 pick. The hard throwing strikeout artist has been ridiculous so far this year may get $20 million if Scott Boras pulls the right strings. I would have reservations taking him there but the Nats have money to spend and he could be in there rotation by 2010. (Mark Prior)

2. Mariners: Dustin Ackley, 1B/OF, North

The best pure hitter in this draft will make runs at batting titles. He has inate ability to get the barrell on the ball. He has potential to be a plus defender, plus hitter with plus speed at 1B or CF. (Johnny Damon)

3. Padres: Grant Green, SS, USC

Green is a big guy to play SS at 6'3" but looks as if he will stick. He has been compared to Tulowitzki and Longoria a lot but I think Longoria is a stretch. He has shown he can hit in the Cape cod league the last couple years and I think he is a safe pick to be a solid big leaguer. (Troy Tulowitzki)

4. Pirates: Alex White, RHP, NC

Big athletic guy with smooth mechanics who can carry a low to mid 90's Fb deep into games. He compliments it with a nasty slider and a change he needs to refine but has potential. I could see him ending the 2009 season in AA. (Gil Meche)

5. Orioles: Mychal Givens, SS, HS

A two way star. He could be a 5 tool shortstop or a power arm. He has a upper 90's fastball with a good slider and good confidence. He also has plus speed and great athleticism but I have a feeling he won't hit for high average. (Shawon Dunston)

6. Giants: Tyler Matzek , LHP , HS
7. Braves: Kendal Volz, RHP, Baylor
8. Reds: Matt Purke, LHP, HS
9. Tigers: Donavan Tate, CF, HS
10. Nationals (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Aaron Crow):Ryan Jackson, SS, Miami
11. Rockies: Kentrail Davis, OF, Tennessee
12. Royals: Aaron Crow, P, IND
13. Athletics: Bobby Borchering, 3B, HS
14. Rangers: Shelby Miller, RHP, HS
15. Indians: Max Stassi, C, HS
16. Diamondbacks: Jason Stoffel, RHP, Arizona
17. Diamondbacks (from Dodgers for Orlando Hudson, A):Brian Goodwin, OF, HS
18. Marlins:Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Kennesaw State
19. Cardinals: Rich Poythress, 1B, Georgia
20. Blue Jays:LeVon Washington, OF, HS
21. Astros:Andrew Oliver, P, Oklahoma State
22. Twins: Matt Davidson, 3B, HS
23. White Sox: Tanner Scheppers,P, IND
24. Angels (from Mets for Francisco Rodriguez, A): Austin Maddox, C, HS
25. Angels (from Yankees for Mark Teixeira, A): Jacob Turner, RHP, HS
26. Brewers: D.J. LeMahieu, SS, LSU
27. Mariners (from Phillies for Raul Ibanez, A): Jonathan Singleton, 1B,HS
28. Red Sox: Matt den Dekker, OF, Florida
29. Yankees (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Gerrit Cole): Ben Tootle, RHP, Jacksonville State
30. Rays: Kyle Gibson, RHP, Missouri
31. Cubs: Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt
32. Rockies (from Angels for Brian Fuentes, A): Luke Bailey, C,


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