- Jim Callis of Baseball America's Mock Draft 4.0 kept the status quo for the top two picks: Still Mark Appel to the Astros, Bryon Buxton to the Twins.
- Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has the same top two in his draft day mock, Appel first, Buxton second.
- BA has revised its top 50 draft prospects list. Buxton is still on top, but Carlos Correa is now No.2. It had been Mike Zunino second; he's dropped to No. 4, with Appel third.
The Astros are telling people they have five players they're trying to decide among; this is seen as a negotiation ploy, intended to entice Appel to accept less than the designated No.1 slot money (but more than he'd get if he slips to No. 2 or lower).
Tonight will be the first 60 picks -- first round and supplemental first round. The Twins have three selections in those rounds -- No. 2, 32 and 42. There's a widespread expectation that one of those latter two pick will be used on Mitch Brown, right-handed pitcher from Rochester Century. He's No. 44 on the BA top 50 rankings.
First pick gets thrown out a bit after 6 p.m. our time. Draft will be broadcast on MLB TV.