Ryan Howard hit his NL-leading 38th HR this afternoon. With a .291 AVG, he has hit his way into the top half of first round drafts.
As a matter of fact, I'd prefer a early/mid-first round pick in order to get a better selection in the 2nd round.
Albert Pujols, ARod, David Wright, Alphonso Soriano, Carlos Beltran are just fast handful of players who I can see being selected ahead of Howard.
(I'm not a huge fan of selecting pitchers before the 4th round. The quality of hitters is still too good even 30 picks in.)