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Keith Law's 2018 Mock Draft 4.0

It is draft day, the most wonderful time of the year, so here is my final -- ahem, "final" -- projection of first-round selections, but one I present with the caveat that multiple GMs told me Sunday that nothing would really be final until at least Monday afternoon, when teams and advisers would try to hammer out deals for players starting at the top. If there are deals already in place, I don't think any of those have leaked out, even to other teams. Monday might still be very busy, and I'll update this as appropriate if I hear anything concrete.

1. Detroit Tigers: Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech

Yes, this is a change, but I'm not in any way saying this will happen, or that the Tigers have made a public decision. (Maybe they haven't even made an internal decision.) I can say the teams behind them, with whom I've had discussions, leaned toward Bart going first over Casey Mize because of pitcher-versus-position-player concern. Of course, this could come down to which player is willing to take the better deal for the Tigers -- and perhaps there will be a third name involved, like Jarred Kelenic, whom the Tigers scouted heavily at the end of his season. One wackadoodle -- a word I do not use lightly -- rumor Sunday morning had them doing a deal at 1-1 with Nick Madrigal, but that did not have any substance behind it.