Buxton making a bid to be No. 1

Updated: April 16, 2012, 1:07 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

About seven weeks remain until Day One of the draft and since the onset of the season it seems we've realized quite a bit. Thanks to injuries, the rise of the stock of certain prospects and the loss of steam for others, the first round isn't any clearer, but it sure does look different.

Here are three things we've learned the first half of the season:

1. No. 1 is up for grabs

While Byron Buxton still sits atop Keith Law's Draft Board, the race for No. 1 is far from over as the Houston Astros are on the clock.

Buxton is hitting over .500 for the season, including 13 extra-base hits, 16 walks, one strikeout and 18 stolen bases in 18 attempts, but despite his performance and physical tools, there's risk in selecting a high school player, especially considering the competition against which he's putting up those aforementioned numbers in rural Georgia.