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2012 MLB Mock Draft

Last update: Monday, June 4, 2012.
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  1. Gavin Cecchini, SS, High School
    There is a lot of debate over Cecchini's draft status. Some feel the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder should go in the top 10, but others like him in the back half of the first round. However, he is a good hitter for average and his ability to hit for contact makes him safer than many high school players.

    Shortstop is the only real need position for Washington. The Nationals have one of the best farm systems in baseball.


  2. Addison Russell, SS/3B, High School
    Russell (6-1, 210) looks like a player for the left side of the infield in the minors. He has a good bat and some feel he may be better off at third base.

    Toronto has been very aggressive in the draft and doesn't shy away from a boom-or-bust pick. The team could use help at third and second base, so Russell could fill one of those voids with an easy position change.


  3. Courtney Hawkins, OF, High School
    Hawkins is a power hitter who will have to learn to hit breaking pitches. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder could form a massive duo with Matt Kemp. The Dodgers don't have much talent in their farm system and could also consider a first baseman, shortstop or catcher.

  4. Tyler Naquin, OF, Texas A&M
    The Aggies standout is a good fit for St. Louis. The team needs talent in the outfield for its minors. Naquin (6-2,175) has a cannon of an arm and is improving his hitting. He is turning into a solid, well-rounded prospect.

    The Cardinals' farm system could use help in the outfield. Plus, Naquin is a big upside prospect and St. Louis has had success with these type of prospects over the years.


  5. Hunter Virant, LHP, High School
    The Giants might be wise to start grooming some talented young pitching behind their dynamic starters. Virant (6-3, 172) has the size that scouts love. He still needs significant developmental time, but the Giants' farm system can afford him that. They've had success in developing these type of prospects.

    Pick change; previously Andrew Heaney, LHP


  6. Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State
    Atlanta has a solid farm system. The team could reach for an outfielder to fill a bigger need, but would get better value by selecting Heaney and fortifying its pitching depth. He is a talented left-hander with a strong arm and developed off-speed stuff.

    Pick change; previously Hunter Virant, LHP


  7. Zach Eflin, RHP, High School
    Another aggressive pick from the Blue Jays. Eflin (6-5, 200) has big-time stuff with size and a good delivery. Toronto could also consider moving Eflin to the closers role to help get him to the majors faster.


  8. Brian Johnson, LHP, Florida
    St. Louis goes with an arm to balance out its first-round picks with a pitcher and position player. The Gators southpaw projects as a safe pick. Johnson (6-3, 235) has good size, but his off-speed stuff is truly special. He has some Mark Buehrle-style to him and could make a quick ascension through the minors to the big leagues.


  9. Nolan Fontana, SS, Florida
    The Red Sox need help at shortstop in their farm system. Fontana (5-11, 190) is an athletic line-drive hitter. He also has a patient approach at the plate. Fontana could remind Boston of the good old days of Nomar.

  10. Stryker Trahan, C, High School
    The Rays are great at development, so they can take a catcher like Trahan and straighten him out. He was a force last year, but has slid down some. Trahan (6-1, 215) has big upside, and Tampa Bay has had success with similar prospects. His defense is questioned by scouts, but he has the arm for catcher.

    The Rays can work with Trahan to turn him into a better receiver. Finding some backstop help is the only weakness in Tampa Bay's loaded farm system.


  11. Joey Gallo, 3B/P, High School
    Arizona goes with a nice bat to develop. Gallo (6-5, 220) is a power hitter and has the frame to be a big-time run producer. He needs some seasoning in the minors, and could be moved to pitcher if he doesn't take to hitting. Gallo has a cannon for an arm.

    Pick change; previously Carson Kelly, 3B


  12. Wyatt Mathisen, SS/C, High School
    Mathisen (6-2, 215) is an interesting prospect who can play multiple positions. Milwaukee will have to decide where he should be in the long term, but catcher may be the best spot. The Brewers have a need there as well as at shortstop, so Mathisen makes a lot of sense for them.


  13. Lucas Sims, RHP, High School
    The Brewers take a pitcher to pair with a position player in the first round. Sims (6-2, 195) has the potential to increase his velocity. He has a nice delivery and could be a good arm for the Brew Crew to develop.


  14. Chris Stratton, RHP, Mississippi State
    Stratton has four quality pitches and looks like a safe pick. There are reports that Texas is targeting a haul of pitchers in the 2012 draft. Stratton would be a good start. He's having an outstanding season for Mississippi State and he allegedly is looking to sign with his pro team rather than returning to college.


  15. Walker Weickel, RHP, High School
    The Yankees could use some talented youth in the infield of their farm system, especially at first base, but Weickel is the best talent available. The 6-foot-6, 205-[punder has slid down some after a rough Spring, but he has a powerful arm to go along with his big size.

    There is a chance that Weickel decides to go to college at Miami and wait until the 2015 draft, but the Yankees have the money to change his mind.


  16. Carson Kelly, 3B, High School
    Kelly has had a strong Spring that has vaulted his stock into the first round. He has a live bat with a solid glove. Of course, Kelly could move across to diamond to first base if that would help him get to the big leagues sooner.

    Pick change; previously Joey Gallo, 3B/P



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phlhth1xk 03-10-2013 02:16 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.43 (total posts: 11)
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mayor bloomber worships satan 02-02-2013 04:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx.222 (total posts: 1)
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really don't matter who the yankees pick.....brian cashman is such a trainwreck as a GM it will be screwed up anyway.

i wonder how that guy keeps his job? he is a rotten GM and looks like a compulsive masturbator.

i hope the plane he flies in hits a mountain and explodes into flames. if Arod is on the plane even better!
ryan 01-29-2013 07:03 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.24 (total posts: 1)
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GO TRIBE!!
No one istens to the MLB draft anyway.
Buge 01-21-2013 10:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxxnown (total posts: 1)
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Good job mankig it appear easy.
Thekla 09-08-2012 10:58 am xxx.xxx.xxx.114 (total posts: 1)
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Read comment left on Council Overlays'.A way of ctierlaorng all levels/heights' measurement systems (eg Flooding, tides/sea levels, land topography and building levels etc) in plain terms could be available on council/gov sites. Rather than relying on shaded areas on general graphics, google maps or Gps heights that can vary up to 5m (about the height of a Two storey house.
Trey Hickman 06-11-2012 02:48 am xxx.xxx.xxx22.4 (total posts: 1)
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David Dahl not only went in the first round, he was the No. 10 overall pick. I'm proud to say I wrote a feature story on him for Baseball America prior to the draft. I still don't understand why he wasn't projected here to even go in Round 1. Oh well...

On a side note, everybody give me a follow on Twitter (@TreyHickman).

Now let the talk about NEXT year's draft begin.
URaDouche 06-05-2012 02:28 am xxx.xxx.xxx.167 (total posts: 2)
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"They wouldn't, but Charlie is even worse at this than he is at football drafts." Then why the hell are you on this website commenting. Stupid.
@Bob 06-04-2012 09:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
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They wouldn't, but Charlie is even worse at this than he is at football drafts.
@Jonathan 06-04-2012 09:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
14     18

The "most epic of reaches" was the 2nd best player according to Baseball America which is a lot better at this than Charlie and a bunch of internet wanna-bes.
Nats slight surprise 06-04-2012 09:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
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They went HS SP with a power arm instead of college. 6'6" 230, 100mph FB, plus CB, and he's only 17. If not for the minor elbow injury, Giolito is a potential #1 overall. Mike Rizzo is one of the best GMs in MLB at this point.
Bob 06-04-2012 08:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.12 (total posts: 1)
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Why would the red sox draft a 3rd baseman and a shortstop when they have future potential stars like Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks?
Jonathan 06-04-2012 07:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (total posts: 1)
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Wow, the Astros made the most epic of reaches there.
Nats SS 06-04-2012 02:05 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
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The Nats are loaded with 3 SS under 26 at the MLB level and 1 really solid prospect in Blake Kelso.

With the trade for Gio Gonzalez, which took away 3 top SP prospects, I expect the Nats to do what they do every season and focus on big SP from college.
zzrydr 06-04-2012 10:54 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.68 (total posts: 1)
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GREAT website...Walter...Thanks!
Trey Hickman 06-04-2012 07:09 am xxx.xxx.xxx.171 (total posts: 1)
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High school outfielder David Dahl isn't projected to go in Round 1. Why that is the case is a gigantic mystery.

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phlhth1xk 03-10-2013 02:16 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.43 (total posts: 11)
9     8

mayor bloomber worships satan 02-02-2013 04:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx.222 (total posts: 1)
32     13

really don't matter who the yankees pick.....brian cashman is such a trainwreck as a GM it will be screwed up anyway.

i wonder how that guy keeps his job? he is a rotten GM and looks like a compulsive masturbator.

i hope the plane he flies in hits a mountain and explodes into flames. if Arod is on the plane even better!
ryan 01-29-2013 07:03 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.24 (total posts: 1)
15     33

GO TRIBE!!
No one istens to the MLB draft anyway.
Buge 01-21-2013 10:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxxnown (total posts: 1)
7     7

Good job mankig it appear easy.
Thekla 09-08-2012 10:58 am xxx.xxx.xxx.114 (total posts: 1)
13     12

Read comment left on Council Overlays'.A way of ctierlaorng all levels/heights' measurement systems (eg Flooding, tides/sea levels, land topography and building levels etc) in plain terms could be available on council/gov sites. Rather than relying on shaded areas on general graphics, google maps or Gps heights that can vary up to 5m (about the height of a Two storey house.
Trey Hickman 06-11-2012 02:48 am xxx.xxx.xxx22.4 (total posts: 1)
23     25

David Dahl not only went in the first round, he was the No. 10 overall pick. I'm proud to say I wrote a feature story on him for Baseball America prior to the draft. I still don't understand why he wasn't projected here to even go in Round 1. Oh well...

On a side note, everybody give me a follow on Twitter (@TreyHickman).

Now let the talk about NEXT year's draft begin.
URaDouche 06-05-2012 02:28 am xxx.xxx.xxx.167 (total posts: 2)
19     39


"They wouldn't, but Charlie is even worse at this than he is at football drafts." Then why the hell are you on this website commenting. Stupid.
@Bob 06-04-2012 09:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
14     16

They wouldn't, but Charlie is even worse at this than he is at football drafts.
@Jonathan 06-04-2012 09:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
14     18

The "most epic of reaches" was the 2nd best player according to Baseball America which is a lot better at this than Charlie and a bunch of internet wanna-bes.
Nats slight surprise 06-04-2012 09:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
29     53

They went HS SP with a power arm instead of college. 6'6" 230, 100mph FB, plus CB, and he's only 17. If not for the minor elbow injury, Giolito is a potential #1 overall. Mike Rizzo is one of the best GMs in MLB at this point.
Bob 06-04-2012 08:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.12 (total posts: 1)
25     16

Why would the red sox draft a 3rd baseman and a shortstop when they have future potential stars like Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks?
Jonathan 06-04-2012 07:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (total posts: 1)
14     23

Wow, the Astros made the most epic of reaches there.
Nats SS 06-04-2012 02:05 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 5)
31     48

The Nats are loaded with 3 SS under 26 at the MLB level and 1 really solid prospect in Blake Kelso.

With the trade for Gio Gonzalez, which took away 3 top SP prospects, I expect the Nats to do what they do every season and focus on big SP from college.
zzrydr 06-04-2012 10:54 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.68 (total posts: 1)
19     16

GREAT website...Walter...Thanks!
Trey Hickman 06-04-2012 07:09 am xxx.xxx.xxx.171 (total posts: 1)
18     18

High school outfielder David Dahl isn't projected to go in Round 1. Why that is the case is a gigantic mystery.


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