With the draft less than a week away, everyone, it seems, is putting up a mock draft. And being a diehard Astros fan, I pretty much only look to see who the Astros are "projected" to pick and disregard everyone else. So I thought I'd collect predictions from a number of mock drafts and put them all in one place for everyone.
Even though there's consensus about who is going #1 overall, beyond that, the talent levels are relatively flat for a good number of picks. And given that most of the people putting together these things don't have very deep knowledge about every ballclub's draft boards (heck, even I don't know much about my own ballclub's boards) these mocks are all pretty much crapshoots. As you can see, there's very little consensus or even overlap about who we will take or even what kind of player. But they're fun anyway, and take them all with a large heap of salt.
The one mock draft I would suggest keeping your eye on is Baseball America's. Jim Callis typically does a good job of scrounging up rumors and talking to scouting personnel, and so the closer we get to draft day, the more accurate his mock drafts get, particularly in the top half of the first round.
I've included links to these places (when they're not behind a subscriber wall) so you can go there yourself to see what other teams picked. Where a website has done multiple mock drafts, I'll include all of them and put the date there, too. Feel free to add other mocks in the comments! Without further ado, your Astros Omni-Mock Draft, just beyond the jump:
MLBDraftSite (Undated): Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS
Jonathan Mayo @ MLB.com (6/4): Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
SportingNews.com #2 (6/3): Matt Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa HS
MyMLBDraft.com (6/3): Mike Trout, CF, Millville HS
Prospect Insider Draft Board (6/3): Donavan Tate, CF, Cartersville HS (the actual mock draft is behind a subscriber wall, so we have to make do with a draft board here)
John Sickels' Draft Board (6/2): Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb (again, not technically a mock draft)
Minorleagueball.com #7 (6/1): Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS
Baseball America #2 (5/29): Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Kennesaw State
FlagrantFouls.com (5/27): Max Stassi, C, Yuba City HS
Keith Law (5/27): Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS
MVN's MLB Outsider (5/26): Jiovanni Mier, SS, Bonita High School
Project Prospect (5/24): Alex White, RHP, UNC
HuffingtonPost (5/22): Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot HS
Baseball Prospectus (5/21): Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS
Minorleagueball.com #6 (5/19): Donavan Tate, OF, Cartersville HS
Sports2Debate.com (5/16): Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Santa Monica HS
Baseball America #1 (5/14): Everett Williams, OF
Minorleagueball.com #5 (5/11): Wil Myers, C, Weslayan Christian Academy
The Baseball Draft Report #2 (5/8): Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb
Sporting News # (5/4): Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb
Minorleagueball.com #4 (5/4): Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Santa Monica HS
Morisato's Blog #2 (5/4): Matt Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa HS
Prospect Insider's Jason Churchill (4/30): Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona St.
Rivals.com (4/29): Jason Stoffell, RHP, Arizona
Minorleagueball.com #3 (4/28): Luke Bailey, C, LaGrange HS
USCTrojans31 (4/26): Mychal Givens, RHP, Plant HS
Minorleagueball.com #2 (4/21): Mychal Givens, RHP, Plant HS
Morisato's Blog #1 (4/15): Zach Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS
Minorleagueball.com #1 (4/14): Kendall Volz, RHP, Baylor
5 Tool Talk (3/13): Jake Marisnick, OF, Poly HS
The Baseball Draft Report #1 (3/9): Andy Oliver, LHP, Oklahoma State
Minorleaguball.com Community Mock (5/26): Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS
DodgerAddiction (1/14): Beau Wright, LHP, Los Alamitos HS
Just for those of you who are keeping score at home, that's 33 mock drafts with 25 unique names. The repeaters were Matt Hobgood (three times), Rex Brothers (three times), Tyler Skaggs (twice), Mychal Givens (twice), Matt Davidson (twice), and Chad James (twice).
If you'd like more info on any of these players, MLB.com has their draft tracker up.