ESPN's Keith Law has released his final 2011 MLB Mock Draft. You'll need Insider to see it, but here are some highlights that may be of interest to Phillies fans, who unfortunately have no first round pick and aren't represented here. Instead of a first round pick this year, the Phillies got Cliff Lee. Not a terrible tradeoff.
Years of awfulness may continue to pay off the Nationals as Law has them taking OF Bubba Starling, who Law calls "the best athlete, bar none, in this year's draft." He also has a scholarship offer to play QB for Nebraska. He's seen as a high ceiling prospect, but also quite raw as a hitter. Could be a Josh Hamilton type player however. With the 23rd pick, he's got the Nats taking CF Brian Goodwin, who is a Juco sophomore who very well might attend South Carolina next year. RHP Alex Meyer is a possibility as well.
The Mets supposedly have an organizational mandate to acquire more pitching, which Law has them following at #13 with righty Matt Barnes from UConn. Other possibles would be Taylor Guerrieri or Brandon Nimmo.
The Florida Marlins pick at #14 and Law has them grabbing OF Mikie Mahtook from LSU. Cory Spangenberg, Jose Baez, and pitcher Jose Fernandez are other possibilities.
He says the Braves will "take the best high school player who'll sign for slot." In this case that's Jose Fernandez, RHP, Alonso HS (Tampa, Fla.)
With the pick the Phils surrendered for Lee, he's got the Rangers taking high school 3B Travis Harrison.
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