We are one week away from the MLB draft, and with the college conference tournaments ending this past weekend, scouting departments have begun their meetings in the past 48 hours or so to prepare for draft day.
This projected first round is just one scenario; you could change the names at most picks, including the first one, then watch the effects ripple their way through the rest of the round. It reflects the most recent rumors I've heard from scouts, executives and agents about who might be picked where in the first round.
Full coverage of the 2019 MLB draft can be found here. The draft will be held June 3-5 in Secaucus, New Jersey.
1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
I've said this before, but I'll repeat it: This isn't a lock. Rutschman is the consensus No. 1 prospect in the class, but I have heard from multiple sources that the Orioles will at least explore other options, notably Andrew Vaughn, to strike the best possible deal, since they pick again at 42, 71 and 79.
UPDATE: The Orioles could also consider JJ Bleday at this pick.