If not Harper, who is No. 1?
Bryce Harper is still the consensus top talent in the 2010 class, but we've certainly heard more about him not being the No. 1 pick than we have about legitimate alternatives. As Keith Law said yesterday, "if Harper isn't No. 1, who is?"
It's the best way to put it right now, as LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo remains sidelined by elbow soreness and almost a half-century of history rages against top prep prospect Jameson Taillon. Even if the Washington Nationals were to reach with the top pick, it's unclear who might make sense.
If we eliminate the possibility that the Nationals take a high school pitcher -- if they do, Taillon remains the top candidate -- the rest of those expected to challenge for the Top 10 haven't done much in the season's first three-plus weeks to separate themselves from the rest of the first round, with the possible exception of Georgia Tech right-hander Deck McGuire.
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