As we all know, the Astros have the dubious honor of picking first in the MLB entry draft this June. There are a handful of realistic candidates that I can see, and I'm sure one will jump out this season and separate himself from the pack, and what I want to ask is- who do you want to be that guy? I'm sorry if this has been posted here recently, I haven't seen it.
Brief rundown of the 5 players I see as realistic possibilities for the first pick-
Mark Appel- Has been considered a front runner for a long time. Three potential plus pitches and a great frame, but inconsistent command has prevented him from college dominance so far.
Lucas Giolito- A 6'6" monster of a 17 year old, Giolito has a fastball that sits at 95 and touches 99 along with two plus breaking pitches and plus command. He is a potential true ace. Would be the first High School RHP to go at 1.1.
Mike Zunino- A great defensive backstop, Zunino has some holes in his swing but is a good power hitter with plenty of potential at the plate. The safest positional prospect in the draft.
Byron Buxton- An elite athlete who projects as a plus defensive center fielder, Buxton has special tools. He could be a 20/50 type player in the Carl Crawford mold if things break right. The ceiling here is immense.
Stryker Trahan- A dark horse candidate for 1.1, Stryker has one of the best names in draft history and is a very intriguing prospect. He is unique in the sense that he plays catcher but is considered a true five-tool talent. He has a swing that scouts love and runs better than most outfielders.