Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!



Draft : : Mock Draft
2012 Mock Draft (v. 2)
David Rawnsley        
Published: Friday, May 18, 2012

Things continue to be very fluid through the top eight to nine picks of the draft (depending if you include wildcard RHP Lucas Giolito), and indeed throughout the entire first round. It seems evident that there is a very defined demarcation line between the players in the top nine picks below and the tenth pick that belongs to the Colorado Rockies, although scouts always caution that a surprise contender could force themselves into the top 10 slots.


I think there has also has been a realization over the past month on the part of many scouts that this draft class is not actually that bad. There may not be that comfortable Strasburg/Harper/Cole type of No. 1 overall pick and the lack of promising college bats is a disappointment, but really shouldn’t be given team’s ability to sign those hitters out of high school. However, relatively few top players have had injury problems over the last half of the spring and the high school class around the country has been better than expected. Teams in the second and third rounds won’t be wringing their hands about the lack of desirable talent.

As usual, this mock is combination a talent evaluation, industry sources, common sense and an understanding of draft/team history.


This is Insider Level content. You must be a subscriber to read the rest. Want to read more???

Click here for subscription info!



(Already a member? Just log in at the top of the page.)
Recent Related Articles
MLB Draft Pack: April 30
PG All-American Beau Burrows has added polish to his power approach the past few years and he's one of 10 draft-eligible play... READ 
Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects
As the 2015 MLB Draft approaches we provide an updated list of the top 100 draft-eligible prospects with PG All-American shor... READ 
MLB Draft Pack: April 23
Donny Everett's big-time arm and continued development push him up draft boards as he's one of 10 draft-eligible players we p... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects
As the 2015 MLB Draft approaches we provide an updated list of the top 100 draft-eligible prospects with PG All-American shor... READ 
2015 MLB Draft Order
The 2015 MLB Draft order is set now that James Shields, the last free agent that could effect the order, has signed with the ... READ 
Aiken's 2015 debut cut short
Brady Aiken, the unsigned No. 1 overall pick from the 2014 draft now playing for IMG Academy's post-graduate team, saw his st... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page