There's no Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper in this year's baseball draft. There's not even a Gerrit Cole or Danny Hultzen, last year's top two players.
Without a clear-cut No. 1 prospect and several significant rule changes in place, teams face some intriguing decisions and an unpredictable first round in this year's draft that starts Monday night.
Allotted spending caps based on the number and placement of team's picks, and an earlier signing deadline are among the changes clubs will navigate around this year.
The Houston Astros have the first pick, leading off the draft for the first time since taking Phil Nevin in 1992. Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, Florida catcher Mike Zunino, LSU righty Kevin Gausman and Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton are expected to be picked early.