Sunday, June 3, 2012

You Are On The Clock...

By Corey R. Cunningham

Tomorrow will kick off the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, and it will be an exciting day to see what your favorite team will chose to do. As usual, there is a 31 pick 1st round draft, followed by a 28 pick Supplemental 1st round. This years draft, just like other years is always un predictable, and notable for boom or bust players.

The first 31 picks are as follows, along with predictions of the first 31 picks:

Pick # Team

1 Houston Astros - RHP Mark Appel, Stanford

2 Minnesota Twins - OF Byron Buxton, Appling County HS, GA

3 Seattle Mariners - C Mike Zunino, Florida

4 Baltimore Orioles - RHP Kevin Gausman LSU

5 Kansas City Royals - RHP Kyle Zimmer San Francisco

6 Chicago Cubs - OF Albert Almora, Marion Christian Academy FL

7 San Diego Padres - SS Carlos Correa, Puerto Rico

8 Pittsburgh Pirates - SS Devin Marrero, Arizona State

9 Florida Marlins - OF Courtney Hawkins, Carroll TX

10 Colorado Rockies - OF David Dahl, Oak Mountain HS, AL

11 Oakland A's - 1B/3B Richie Shaffer, Clemson

12 New York Mets - LHP Max Fried, Harvard Westlake School, CA

13 Chicago White Sox - RHP Lance McCullers, Jessuit HS, FL

14 Cincinnati Reds -RHP Mike Wacha, Texas A&M

15 Cleveland Indians - RHP Chris Stratton, Mississippi St.

16 Washington Nationals - LHP Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma St.

17 Toronto Blue Jays - RHP Lucas Giolito, Harvard Westlake School, CA

18 Los Angeles Dodgers - LHP Matt Smoral, Solon HS, OH

19 St. Louis Cardinals - SS Gavin Cecchini, Barbe HS, LA

20 San Francisco Giants - 3B/OF Stephen Piscotty, Stanford

21 Atlanta Braves - SS Tanner Rahier, Palm Dessert HS, CA

22 Toronto Blue Jays -3B Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman HS, NV

23 St. Louis Cardinals - RHP Marcus Stromen, Duke

24 Boston Red Sox - OF Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M

25 Tampa Bay Rays - RHP Pierce Johnson, Missouri St.

26 Arizona Diamondbacks - 1B/OF Victor Roache, Georgia Southern

27 Milwaukee Brewers - C Stryker Trahan, Acadiana HS, LA

28 Milwaukee Brewers - RHP Zach Eflin, Hagerty HS, FL

29 Texas Rangers - RHP Ty Hensley, Santa Fe HS, OK

30 New York Yankees - OF DJ Davis, Stone County HS, MS

31 Boston Red Sox - SS Addison Russell, Pace High School, FL

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