2014 MLB Mock Draft: Brady Aiken is consensus top pick


The consensus is finding more of a... consensus at the top of the draft.

Updated as of 1 p.m. Eastern to reflect Keith Law's most recent mock draft

Eight days ago we updated our consensus mock draft, trying to find some agreement among six different draft sites/experts. Most of those sites/experts have since updated their mock drafts as new rumors and information blew through, so we must adapt to the times.

We have a slight change in the group used to compute the consensus mock with MLB Daily Dish replacing Minor League Ball and the addition of Perfect Game. The best of the rest are: Baseball America's John Manuel, ESPN's Keith Law, MLB.com's Jim Callis, MLB-Draft Insider's Chris Crawford, and Scout.com's Kiley McDaniel.

Pick Team Consensus Pick Team Consensus
1 Astros Brady Aiken, LHP 15 Angels Kyle Schwarber, C/1B
2 Marlins Carlos Rodon, LHP 16 DBacks Tyler Beede, RHP
3 White Sox Tyler Kolek, RHP 17 Royals Jacob Gatewood, 3B
4 Cubs Michael Conforto, OF 18 Nationals Erick Fedde, RHP
5 Twins Nick Gordon, SS 19 Reds Brandon Finnegan, LHP
6 Mariners Alex Jackson, C/OF 20 Rays Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
7 Phillies Sean Newcomb, LHP 21 Indians Michael Chavis, 3B
8 Rockies Kyle Freeland, LHP 22 Dodgers Derek Hill, OF
9 Blue Jays Trea Turner, SS 23 Tigers Nick Burdi, RHP (RP)
10 Mets Aaron Nola, RHP 24 Pirates Bradley Zimmer, OF
11 Blue Jays Jeff Hoffman, RHP 25 Athletics Monte Harrison, OF
12 Brewers Max Pentecost, C 26 Red Sox A.J. Reed, 1B
13 Padres Touki Toussaint, RHP 27 Cardinals Luis Ortiz, RHP
14 Giants Grant Holmes, RHP

Major Notes

  • Aiken repeats as the consensus top selection, this time unanimously. He was the only unanimous. selection
  • There was no consensus at all for pick 24.
  • Pick 7 recently switched from Aaron Nola to Sean Newcomb. This is mostly a reflection of Nola moving up in recent mocks (though still not receiving a consensus anywhere), and Kyle Freeland dropping.
  • Pick 10 had consensus on either Newcomb or Conforto, who were both gone in this scenario. Nola is not linked to the Mets at all, but is a consensus top 8 pick despite never receiving a consensus vote. With no consensus for NYM, I slotted him here.
  • Pick 14 was split between Derek Hill and Grant Holmes. Holmes was awarded on the basis of the Giants' predilection for arms. It didn't hurt that he shares a name with Grant Brisbee.
  • Pick 26 had a consensus of Erick Fedde but he had already been selected in this scenario.
  • There is momentum that Kyle Freeland is dropping due to poor medicals. This may be a rumor but is being reflected in updated mocks.
  • There is also growing momentum for Max Pentecost to go to Toronto, though the overall consensus has Trea Turner as the pick. The "votes" were 4-3 between the two.

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