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ESPN 'experts' drafted players in the order that they'd start a franchise with. The results of the 30 picks are:

1. MIKE TROUT, LF, LAA

JERRY CRASNICK (ESPN.COM)

2. BRYCE HARPER, LF, WAS

DOUG GLANVILLE (BBTN)

3. MANNY MACHADO, 3B, BAL

AARON BOONE (BBTN)

4. BUSTER POSEY, C, SFO

JAYSON STARK (ESPN.COM)

5. CLAYTON KERSHAW, LHP, LAD

MOLLY KNIGHT (ESPN THE MAG)

6. EVAN LONGORIA, 3B, TAM

DAVE CAMERON (ESPN INSIDER)

7. YOENIS CESPEDES, LF, OAK

JIM CAPLE (ESPN.COM)

8. MATT HARVEY, RHP, NYM

TIM KURKJIAN (ESPN THE MAG)

9. MIGUEL CABRERA, 3B, DET

ALEX CORA (BBTN)

10. JOEY VOTTO, 1B, CIN

C.J. NITKOWSKI (ESPN INSIDER)

11. ANDREW MCCUTCHEN, CF, PIT

MIKE PETRIELLO (ESPN INSIDER)

12. GIANCARLO STANTON, RF, MIA

JON SCIAMBI (BBTN)

13. YU DARVISH, RHP, TEX

DAN SZYMBORSKI (ESPN INSIDER)

14. ROBINSON CANO, 2B, NYY

BUSTER OLNEY (ESPN THE MAG)

15. JASON HEYWARD, RF, ATL

CHRISTINA KAHRL (ESPN.COM)

16. JUSTIN VERLANDER, RHP, DET

RICHARD DURRETT (ESPN DALLAS)

17. DUSTIN PEDROIA, 2B, BOS

MIKE GOLIC (ESPN RADIO)

18. MATT KEMP, CF, LAD

MIKE GREENBERG (ESPN RADIO)

19. TROY TULOWITZKI, SS, COL

DAVID SCHOENFIELD (ESPN.COM)

20. JUSTIN UPTON, LF, ATL

OREL HERSHISER (SUN. NIGHT BASEBALL)

21. RYAN BRAUN, LF, MIL

JUSTIN HAVENS (ESPN STATS & INFO)

22. DAVID WRIGHT, 3B, NYM

MARK SIMON (ESPN STATS & INFO)

23. SHELBY MILLER, RHP, STL

CURT SCHILLING (BBTN)

24. JURICKSON PROFAR, INF, TEX

PAUL SWYDAN (ESPN INSIDER)

25. STEPHEN STRASBURG, RHP, WAS

JIM BOWDEN (ESPN INSIDER)

26. FELIX HERNANDEZ, RHP, SEA

SCOTT SPRATT (ESPN INSIDER)

27. JOE MAUER, C, MIN

JONAH KERI (GRANTLAND)

28. ANDRELTON SIMMONS, SS, ATL

ERIC KARABELL (ESPN FANTASY)

29. JOSE BAUTISTA, RF, TOR

MANNY ACTA (BBTN)

30. DAVID PRICE, LHP, TAM

KEITH LAW (ESPN INSIDER)

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Goldschmidt deserves to be in top 5 no?

Yeah, that's the guy I'm kind of stunned isn't on the list.

Otherwise it looks like a pretty good draft. Joe Mauer probably won't be in my top 30, but everyone else there I'd have to seriously consider.

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