Newcomb rising, Gatewood falling

Here we are, just three days until the 2014 MLB draft begins. Teams are beginning to finalize their boards, but there's still a lot of work to be done for clubs, and while a general range can be hypothesized, a player's stock will move up and down until commissioner Bud Selig announces that their club is on the clock.

"You can't finalize anything," an NL Central scout said. "Of course you have a general idea of what it is you want to do to attack [the draft], but you have to stay open minded really up until draft day about who really is the best player and best fit for your team.

"I've worked for clubs that just set a list of best-player available, and while I admire the principle, I know now that it's not nearly that black and white, and that's why you see so many players have their stock move up and down so late."

Keeping in mind that it only takes one team to fall in love with a player -- or several to not love him enough -- here's a look at some players who have seen their stock rise or fade over the past few weeks, and some teams that could target them on Thursday or Friday.

College pitchers

Stock up: Sean Newcomb, LHP, Hartford

Newcomb's stock has been steadily rising over the past few weeks, as the left-hander has shown improving command of all four of his offerings including a fastball that sits 92-94 mph and can touch 97, not to mention more consistency with his curveball and change.