We are only a few weeks away from the 2015 MLB draft, it's the perfect time to pull out the old crystal ball. The Astros have two of the first five picks in this year's draft. The top of the class has been set, Dillon Tate, Dansby Swanson, Brendan Rodgers, Jon Harris, Kyle Tucker, Daz Cameron, Alex Bergman, Kyle Funkhouser, Carson Fulmer, and Trenton Clark. The question is who will the Astros take, who fits into the #process?
ESPN's MLB Draft and prospect expert Keith Law has always been a tent pole for the ramp up to the draft. Law has always been a good place to start in draft coverage. This year is no different.
2015 MLB Draft Profile- Alex Bregman, 2B/SS, LSU
LSU's infield anchor projects as a solid infield bat- but which infield position will he play in the pros?
This time around Law has the Astros taking LSU shortstop Alex Bregman at the No. 2 pick and outfielder Kyle Tucker with the No.5 pick. Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson going first overall to the Diamondbacks.
Our wonderful minor league/draft writer leistomania409 profiled Bregman today:
At the plate, Bregman has short, compact swing from the right-side and very good bat speed. He can generate some pull power as well, and could be a 12-15 homer guy at best. Bregman's swing is quiet without a lot of moving parts, which keeps things simple. I wouldn't envision a hitting coach having many issues or tinkering with Bregman's approach, making him is a popular candidate to move through a pro farm system quickly.
Our man kyuss94 profiled Tucker earlier this month:
Long, lithe and projectable, the lefty-hitting Tucker is the kind of player you commonly hear referred to as a "scout's dream." A prototypical right fielder, Tucker's 175 pound frame already produces plenty of strength and more is sure to be on the way. His arm strength isn't typical of a right fielder yet, but his arm strength projects as above average to plus down the line.
Law also mentioned the Astros fondness for Swanson if he was available at two. The Astros seem to have moved away from top high school prospects Brendan Rodgers and Daz Cameron.