Roundup: Crow, Scheppers looking good

Updated: May 17, 2009, 4:22 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

"I think it's going to be a mess." That is one assistant scouting director's expectation for the top half of the MLB draft's first round. "I do not have any confidence after the top pick that any player is going to be taken at any point," he added. "I wouldn't be surprised if the No. 2 player on our board went 15th or the No. 15 player went No. 2. In this draft, the only thing that would shock me is if Florida drafted a college player in the first. That's about it."

Despite some semblance of clarity as far as the top 10 to 15 talents, not many scouts have a good idea of who will go where, and it is May 17, three weeks before draft day. One West Coast area scout believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are the key to the first round, while another talent evaluator believes it starts with San Diego at No. 3.