After finishing three games better than the Chicago Cubs and nine games above the Houston Astros in the final regular season standings, the Colorado Rockies will have the third overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.
With a 64-98 overall finish, the Rockies separated themselves from Chicago (who finished 61-101) and Houston (55-107) by winning six of their final ten games of the regular season. According to predictions over at MyMLBDraft.com, Colorado is projected to select outfielder Austin Meadows with the third pick. Chicago, according to the site, is predicted to take Arkansas pitcher Ryne Stanek while the Astros are slated to nab Mark Appel, a pitcher out of Stanford University, with the top overall pick. Stay tuned throughout the coming year to find out if those names can stay that high.
Rounding out the draft's top five projections, according to the Web site, are the Minnesota Twins with the fourth pick (predicted to select pitcher Sean Manaea out of Indiana State) and the Cleveland Indians (projected to take Stanford outfielder Austin Wilson) in the fifth spot.