MLB mock draft 2014: The first round

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In honor of the NFL draft's first round picks, here's a look at how the MLB draft might unfold on June 5.

Major League Baseball's amateur draft isn't quite as ubiquitous as the NFL's, but it's still one of the most prominent ways for clubs to add significant talent that can make a contribution at the MLB level at some point in the next few seasons. Sometimes, there's a clear-cut number one guy like Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg. Other times, a guy like Mike Trout slips to the late 20s ... okay, there aren't any "guys like Mike Trout," but at this early stage in their baseball careers, it can be tough to tell who will pan out and who won't.

SBNation's Minor League Ball churns out fantastic draft coverage daily. Sickels & Co. will be ramping up their coverage as the draft nears, so be sure to drop by for some of the best prospect analysis coursing through the tubes of the Internet.

In honor of the NFL draft's first round picks, here's a look at how the MLB draft might unfold on June 5 with a little help from the experts.

1. Houston Astros: Brady Aiken, LHP, California

2. Miami Marlins: Carlos Rodon, LHP, N.C. State

3. Chicago White Sox:  Alex Jackson, C/3B/OF, California HS

4. Chicago Cubs: Tyler Kolek, RHP, Texas HS

5. Minnesota Twins: Brad Zimmer, OF, San Francisco

6. Seattle Mariners: Jeff Hoffman, RHP, East Carolina University

7. Philadelphia Phillies: Nick Gordon, SS, Florida HS

8. Colorado Rockies: Kyle Freeland, LHP, Evansville

9. Toronto Blue Jays: Erick Fedde, RHP, UNLV

10. New York Mets: Tyler Beede, RHP, Vanderbilt

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Trea Turner, SS, N.C. State

12. Milwaukee Brewers: Aaron Nola, RHP, LSU

13. San Diego Padres: Luke Weaver, RHP, Florida State University

14. San Francisco Giants: Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State

15. Los Angeles Angels: Max Pentecost, C, Kennesaw State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brandon Finnegan, LHP, Texas Christian University

17. Kansas City Royals: Jacob Gatewood, SS, California HS

18. Washington Nationals: Grant Holmes, RHP, South Carolina HS

19. Cincinnati Reds: Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Florida HS

20. Tampa Bay Rays: Kyle Schwarber, C/1B, Indiana University

21. Cleveland Indians: Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia

22. Los Angeles Dodgers: Luis Ortiz, RHP, California HS

23. Detroit Tigers: Touki Toussaint, RHP, Florida HS

24. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jacob Bukauskas, Virginia HS

25. Oakland Athletics: Braxton Davidson, 1B, North Carolina HS

26. Boston Red Sox: Michael Gettys, OF, Georgia HS

27. St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Chavis, 3B, Georgia HS

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