Welcome Sportsfans.... Bob Frapples here and welcome to the 2014 Dugout Amateur Draft Review. This draft falls somewhere in-between the treasure trove draft of 2012 and the absolutely weak-sauce draft of 2013. There are some good, but flawed players. No definative Bryce Harper or A-Rod here but a lot of guys that can carve out above average to great careers. So without further ado, the Astros, for the third year in a row, but the first time actually making the pick, are on the clock: (players name link to their pages) 1st rd - Pick #1 - Antonio Pajarillo - CF Pros - Great footspeed and defense with plus arm. He is incredibly smart, hard working, and will do all of what is required to win. He has a great eye and can get the barrel around on the ball with good success. Cons - Not as developed as you would think for his age. Washed out of OCS Notes - Pajarillo is a good to great pick but I question whether Martinex or Vignal would have been a better pick, as both project as better Major Leaguers. There aren't any holes in Pajarillo's game but you want your top pick to be a leader along with the other stuff and in theat respect, he is a bit of a shrinking violet. That said, it was nice to see the Astros actually make a the pick this year instead of trading it off. Grade - B+ 1st rd - Pick #2 - Augusto Martinez - SP Pros - Projectable body with great conmand and four solid pitches. Lefty with a incredible hose that projects as an ace. Cons - High School pitcher that needs to work at his stamina and his craft. Gets lackadasical at times and enjoys racing dirt bikes on the side. Wonder about his head Notes - Best high school pitcher in the draft who has a questionable work ethic and loves the bling. If he works hard, he can be an ace. Up to the ChiSox to coax the talent out of him. Grade - A- 1st rd - Pick #3 - Barry Boyd - 1B Pros - Smart and hard working lefty that has a majestic and powerful swing. Good gapper and doesn't embarass himself on the bases. Cons - Is young and impressionable. Has a long way to go. The power is more of a projection more then anything. Is a DH that will really need to work on his defense on a National League squad. Nephew of 'Oil Can'. Notes - I just don't get this pick. Boyd is nice but more nice in the middle part of the draft. I feel like the Rockies wanted power and overdrafted without thinking of the rest of his game. Grade - B- 1st rd - Pick #4 - Marcos Soto - OF Pros - Hard worker with good footspeed that has a knack for putting the barrel on the ball. Looks to be a quick mover at an advanced age Cons - Dumb as a box of rocks and has a hard time translating inate ability to baseball smarts. Notes - Marcos has great foot speed but no smarts on the base paths. He guesses a lot in the outfield which mitigates his natural and just doesn't have a fundamental understanding of the game. This feels like a huge reach at this point in the draft. Sorry Noles Grade - C 1st rd - Pick #5 - Romain Vignal - OF Pros - Makes great contact with power both to the alleys and over the fence. Smart, loyal, and a great leader that team mates gravitate to. Killer arm. Cons - Tends to coast from time to time and can get sloppy in his fielding Notes - And the draft has finally started. College senior projects to RF as a future Raul Mondesi type hitter. I think he is far enough along and think his leadrship and smarts will make him realize he can't coast on his pure talent. I love his mix of power and contact and think he will grow as he gets older. Very projectable. Grade - A I was going to get to the top 10 but a thunderstorm is here and the power is flickering. Will put more up later. Hope you all enjoy.