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Draft 2012: Top 300 Prospects
Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Perfect Game's First Look at the Top 300 Prospects in the Current Year's Crop

The Houston Astros will have first pick in the 2012 first-year player draft and the team's primary options would appear to be two big, hard-throwing California righthanders: Lucas Giolito of Harvard-Westlake High in Los Angeles and Mark Appel of Stanford.

Giolito and Appel rank 1-2 on Perfect Game's first expanded look at the top prospects in the current year's draft class. A list of the top 300, as assembled by PG's Allan Simpson and David Rawnsley, is listed below.

The Astros would have little to distinguish between Giolito and Appel as both are projectable 6-foot-5 pitchers with fastballs that have registered in the mid- to high-90s.  If anything, Giolito might have the a


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