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New MLB Mock Draft Shows Seismic Shifts Still Occurring

Monitoring the MLB mock drafts is a tedious business if only because things change so quickly. For weeks, there was talk that Anthony Rendon would fall out of that top spot because of concerns over his shoulder injury or his injury history or some such nonsense.

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Well, this week, that has changed, as My MLB Mock Draft.com has Rendon going first overall in their latest mock with UCLA's Gerritt Cole going to Seattle at No. 2.

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Vaunted Kansas prepster Bubba Starling, who's committed to the University of Nebraska, is listed at No. 5 to the Royals while South Carolina prepster Taylor Guerrieri, who was listed at No. 11 with the Astros in many mocks, has moved up into the top ten with the Padres at No. 10.

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The Astros have Texas right-hander Taylor Jungmann at No. 11, which would be a pretty good move. I like Jungmann and he's showed some durabilitiy in his college career. Plus, he could make a pretty quick ascent through the system and form an intriguing 1-2-3 with Bud Norris and Jordan Lyles.

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South Carolina center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. has seen injuries drop him all the way down to No. 23 with the Washington Nationals, while TCU left-hander Matthew Purke, who was a lock for the top three before the season, falls all the way down to No. 26 and the Red Sox. If Purke really does fall that far, it'll take a team like the Red Sox to get him, because his bonus demands might be very high. Purke turned down a deal with the Texas Rangers in 2009 to go to college, so he's not the easiest sign in the world.

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My new favorite college player, Hawaii second baseman Kolten Wong, is tabbed at No. 30 to the Minnesota Twins. Houston won't get a pick in the supplemental first round this season, so if they want Wong, they'll have to take him at No. 11.

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