Cole goes first in modified mock draft

Updated: May 13, 2011, 9:43 AM ET
By Keith Law

Here's my first top-10 projection, which I unveiled on Thursday's edition of "College Baseball Live" on ESPNU. I've also included some notes on each of the teams' preferences and some other assorted rumors. You can also check out my full top-100 rankings, which were updated on Thursday.

We're still 25 days out from the start of the Rule 4 draft, so it is incredibly early for this, but I think we know enough about some of these teams' preferences to at least offer an educated guess.

1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA
This is not a lock by any means, as Cole hasn't been as impressive his past three outings as he was early in the spring, and Pittsburgh is looking at Anthony Rendon and Danny Hultzen as alternatives.