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2008 First Round Mock Draft

With the clocking ticking towards the start of Thursday's draft, this is one man's opinion of how things will unfold with the first round.

1. Tampa Bay: Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin (Ga.) HS. The Rays have reportedly been on Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey, and while the latter would fill a need and get to the big leagues quicker, Beckham has arguably the most upside of anyone in the draft. 2. Pittsburgh: Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt. With new front office leadership, the Pirates badly need to make a big imprint...