Major League Baseball’s Draft- First Round Profiles

The Astros make Stanford's Mark Appel the first player drafted in 2013. (USATSI)

Major League Baseball had the first round of its amateur draft last night. The baseball draft is different from football. Drafting successfully is a lot more difficult. A number of the players taken in round 1 will never see the majors. In the baseball draft you shouldn’t draft for a need but take the best available player and hope he develops for you. My Pirates took two high school players and outfielder and a catcher. At best these young men are 4-5 years away from the majors if everything goes well. Time will tell.

Below are profiles of all the players taken in round 1 of the 2013 MLB Draft.