With less than a week to go until the 2011 MLB Draft, there appears to be some uncertainty at the top of the board while the Colorado Rockies' selection may have come into sharper focus. While Rice's Anthony Rendon and UCLA's Gerrit Cole have long been speculated to go with the top two picks, high school outfielder Bubba Starling and Virginia LHP Danny Hultzen could also go there.
In Keith Law's latest mock draft (Insider required), he still stick with Rendon and Cole as the top two picks, but he does hint that the Rockies may have already settled on their board:
The Rockies are heavy on Wong and Cron, with one (non-Rockies) cross-checker indicating that he thought they were down to those two players for this pick.
Law goes with Wong here since Utah's C.J. Cron goes a few picks earlier. Wong would be a steady second baseman who plays solid defense and has a good approach at the plate. Cron is a big power bat who would be considered Todd Helton's replacement in a few years.
And John Sickels at Minor League Ball also believes Wong is the pick here for the Rockies.
This appears to be a conservative approach to the draft, though the Rockies have taken risks the last two years with LHP high schooler Tyler Matzek (control issues in Hi-A) and Clemson OF/QB Kyle Parker. Might the Rockies want to take a chance on a guy like Georgia Tech LHP Jed Bradley, who slides to No. 21 in Law's draft?