A first look at the 2011 MLB draft

Anthony Rendon projects as No. 1; there's also a 'young Ryan Howard'

Originally Published: June 11, 2010
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider

Next year's draft class looks much stronger and deeper than this year's in almost every area, with high school right-handers possibly the lone exception. There's one premium college bat, a number of top-flight college arms -- and a strong mix of prep talent across the board. While this year's draft only offered maybe eight to 10 true first-rounders -- players who'd be picked in the top 30 in almost any year -- the 2011 class could very easily see first-round talents squeezed out of that range because there's just so much talent in the country.

Let's dive into it.