Pick-by-pick analysis | Best, worst of Round 2 | Top 100 prospects
The new slotting system in baseball has made Day 1 analysis more difficult, as many teams approach the draft with a more holistic, top-down approach designed to spread money around to specific picks. With that in mind, here are some preliminary thoughts on eight teams' Day 1 selections: four I really liked, four I didn't really get. You can also find my list of the 10 best players available at the bottom.
I'll have team-by-team reports after Day 2, with AL reports on Saturday and NL reports on Monday.
The approved list: Four teams I thought got good value
The Cleveland Indians had my favorite Day 1 batch of picks, landing four players I had in the top 50.