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MLB Draft rumors 2016: Rockies reportedly zeroing in on Riley Pint

Rumors are flying in the hours before the MLB Draft starts.

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Leading up to the draft, most reports had the Rockies targeting Mickey Moniak at fourth overall. So when the Phillies started to have strong connections to Moniak at first overall as part of an under-slot deal, many were wondering who the Rockies' next choice would be. It now appears that the Rockies have Riley Pint as their first choice at No. 4, according to's Frankie Piliere.

Pint seems likely to make it to the Rockies as the teams picking in front of them are targeting other players.

The Philliies seem to have narrowed their field down the Moniak or A.J. Puk; however, there are reports that Kyle Lewis might be gaining steam there thanks to an impressive workout on Monday with the team.

All the current news on the Reds has them looking at either Puk, if he makes it past the Phillies, or a college bat, with Tennessee infielder Nick Senzal as the favorite.

The Braves are a little more complex. They are interested in prep arms, but seem willing to bypass the top ones in order to save bonus money; they're connected to both Ian Anderson and Braxton Garrett. They're also considering either of the top college outfield bats, Lewis and Corey Ray.

The Braves are even rumored to have a deal with Anderson already in place if they choose to go that route, though they are still evaluating their options.

We'll continue to update this post as more news and rumors come out, and feel free to share any that you find in the comments as well.

--[9:39 a.m. MT]: The Brewers have the No. 5 overall pick and should get the player they want: Corey Ray. Frankie Piliere is reporting that the Louisville pitcher is Milwaukee's top target and Ray is just a fringe candidate to go in the first four picks.