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First Five Picks: Is There Any Argument?

Can anyone make a decent argument that any other player(s) should be picked within the first five picks?

  • Jose Reyes
  • Albert Pujols
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • David Wright

You can mess with the order, but these five form an elite tier.  I see a decent dropoff when you get to Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun, Jimmy Rollins, and Grady Sizemore.

Looking at Mock Draft Central data, we have seen Cabrera and Sizemore picked fourth on occasion.  Josh Hamilton is picked fifth sometimes.

You could make a case for Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia, or Tim Lincecum being worthy of a top five pick (you really could).  But those guys won't start moving until the 18th pick so it doesn't matter.


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