I've talked to so many people, but with the teams at the top all fairly insistent that they haven't decided who they're taking -- including the Phillies with the first pick -- I could keep changing this all night. It's the middle of the night as I type this, and I'm calling it. We will update this over the course of the day as more info comes in.
To see how I'd rank the players, check out my latest Big Board.
Note: Click on a player's name to go to his player card, which has a full scouting report written by Eric Longenhagen.
Mickey Moniak, OF
La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, California)
I've heard them with A.J. Puk and Kyle Lewis and to a lesser extent Corey Ray and Blake Rutherford, and I wouldn't be surprised if any of those guys is taken here. It's going to depend on the price tags; if the Phillies can save $1 million by taking the No. 2 player on their board and then apply that money to sign pick 42 to an overslot deal, they'll do so. And they should -- it's exactly what the current CBA encourages teams to do.
A.J. Puk, LHP
They also like Nick Senzel and Corey Ray, and are also high on Moniak. The Reds have the largest pool of any team (most draft money), and just as importantly, they get to pick again before the Phillies or Braves do.