In three cities, an essential draft

Updated: May 24, 2010, 8:08 AM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

Editor's note: With the 2010 MLB draft approaching rapidly, take a look at these two key resources -- the full order of picks from No. 1 to No. 145 and the beginnings of the player card collections. You can also find Keith Law's most recent top 100 right here.

Considering some of the recent and quick-return style success of high draft picks over the past four years -- Tim Lincecum, Mike Leake, Matt Wieters, David Price and Evan Longoria, among others -- clubs can turn around their fortunes, or jump to the next level of competition as a result of sound drafting.

Keith Law's Organizational Rankings from this past winter includes a rundown of which farm systems are strongest, and which are weakest. Judging by the organizational rankings, there is a handful if clubs that could use a strong draft more than the rest of the league.