2012 MLB Draft Completed
It is surprising each year when the Major League Baseball Draft happens and hardly anyone notices. Considering the big media events that occur when the NBA has their draft and when the NFL has theirs, baseball seems to slide in under the radar. And yet this is an extremely important event for Major League teams as they attempt to bolster their farm systems with between twenty to thirty young players. This year’s draft went off without a hitch and there were few real surprises. The top ten picks went like this:
- SS Carlos Correa to Houston
- OF Byron Buxton to Minnesota
- C Mike Zunino to Seattle
- RHP Kevin Gausman to Baltimore
- RHP Kyle Zimmer to Kansas City
- OF Albert Almora to Chicago White Sox
- LHP Max Fried to San Diego
- RHP Mark Appel to Pittsburg
- LHP Andrew Heaney to Miami
- OF David Dahl to Colorado
As is always the case pitching dominated the draft picks. Teams can never have enough young arms in the farm system and it is quite common to see close to half of the draft picks being pitchers.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the draft was the fact that Standord pitcher Mark Appel fell to #8 in the first round; most analysts considered Appel a lock for the top five but for whatever reason it did not happen.
Now that the draft is over the real work begins for teams. First order of business is getting as many of these young players signed to contracts. Once that is done they will be assigned to various stages of the farm system. Many will go to instructional league while others will head immediately to Class A ball where their Major League baseball careers will begin.
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