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Lunch Thread: MLB Draft Today

The Major League Baseball Draft is broadcast LIVE at 3 PM Today!

The Angels have the 24th and 25th picks in the first round of the draft.

The Angels also have the 40th, 42nd, 48th, 80th, 110th and 141st picks in the draft and every 30th pick after that.

The Angels biggest need is power hitting. You do not draft bullpen. I cribbed this ranking of non-pitchers from a Top 50 picks list by John Sickels on his excellent Minor League Ball site.

2) Dustin Ackley, OF-1B, North Carolina
6) Donovan Tate, OF, Georgia HS
11) Grant Green, SS, Southern Cal
15) Bobby Borchering, 3B, Florida HS
16) Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
17) Tim Wheeler, OF, Sacramento State
23) Reymond Fuentes, OF, Puerto Rico HS

24) Mike Trout, OF, New Jersey HS
25) Max Stassi, C, California HS
31) Everett Williams, OF, Texas HS
32) A.J. Pollock, OF, Notre Dame
33) Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
34) Jason Kipnis, OF, Arizona State
40) Matt Davidson, 3B, California HS
43) Brett Jackson, OF, California
45) Jiovanni Mier, SS, California HS
47) Rich Poythress, 1B, Georgia
50) Kent Matthes, OF, Alabama

The caveat in these rankings is that many of these college players are not seniors and therefore have greater leverage in bargaining with the teams that draft them.

Here are some other names that have popped up around the internet on mock drafts and rankings

Chris Dominguez, 3B, Louisville
Marc Krauss, OF, Ohio
Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
Angelo Songco, OF, Loyola Marymount

High School
Bobby Borchering, 3B, Florida HS
Randall Grichuk, OF, Texas HS
Slade Heathcott, OF, Texas HS
Tommy Joseph, C, California HS
Jake Marisnick, OF, California HS
Ruben Sierra Jr, OF, Puerto Rico HS
Jacob Stewart, OF, Colorado HS
Donavan Tate, OF, Georgia HS