Photo: LSU

2012 Mock Draft (v. 2)

Draft : : Mock Draft
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
2017 MLB Draft Pack: April 21
Tanner Houck has been one of the more consistent college performers the past three years and continues to carry a first-round... READ 
2017 MLB Draft Pack: April 14
Trevor Rogers has had some helium this spring rising up draft boards as he continues to show premium stuff as we profile 10 p... READ 
2017 MLB Draft: Top 150 Prospects
With the 2017 MLB Draft two months away we have updated the Top 150 prospect list with one-line reports of the players as PG ... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
2017 MLB Draft: Top 150 Prospects
With the 2017 MLB Draft two months away we have updated the Top 150 prospect list with one-line reports of the players as PG ... READ 
2017 MLB Draft Pack: March 17
The Perfect Game Draft Packs return to profile some of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 MLB Draft, with the first edit... READ 
2017 MLB Draft Pack: March 31
J.B. Bukauskas might have the best pure stuff of players eligible for the 2017 MLB Draft as we profile 10 prospects, with det... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.