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Mock MLB Draft 1.0
April 2012

1. The Houston Astros select OF Byron Buxton (HS)

2. The Minnesota Twins select RHP Mark Appel (Stanford)

3. The Seattle Mariners select C Mike Zunino (Florida)

4. The Baltimore Orioles select RHP Kevin Gausman (LSU)

5. The Kansas City Royals select SS Carlos Correa (HS)

6. The Chicago Cubs select RHP Kyle Zimmer (San Francisco)

7. The San Diego Padres select SS Devin Marrero (Arizona State)

8. The Pittsburgh Pirates select RHP Michael Wacha (Texas A&M)

9. The Miami Marlins select OF David Dahl (OF)

10. The Colorado Rockies select LHP Max Fried (HS)

11. The Oakland Athletics select 3B Richie Shaffer (Clemson)

12. The New York Mets select RHP Lucas Giolito (HS)

13. The Chicago White Sox select RHP Marcus Stroman (Duke)

14. The Cincinnati Reds select 3B Stephen Piscotty (Stanford)

15. The Cleveland Indians select OF Courtney Hawkins (HS)

16. The Washington Nationals select RHP Walker Weickel (HS)

17. The Toronto Blue Jays select SS Gavin Cecchini (HS)

18. The Los Angeles Dodgers select C Stryker Trahan (HS)

19. The St. Louis Cardinals select 1B Joey Gallo (HS)

20. The San Francisco Giants select LHP Matthew Smoral (HS)

21. The Atlanta Braves select RHP Lucas Sims (HS)

22. The Toronto Blue Jays select LHP Hunter Virant (HS)

23. The St. Louis Cardinals select OF Albert Almora (HS)

24. The Boston Red Sox select 3B Trey Williams (HS)

25. The Tampa Bay Rays select SS Nolan Fontana (Florida)

26. The Arizona Diamondbacks select SS Addison Russell (HS)

27. The Milwaukee Brewers select 3B Patrick Wisdom (St. Mary`s)

28. The Milwaukee Brewers select LHP Brian Johnson (Florida)

29. The Texas Rangers select RHP Zack Eflin (HS)

30. The New York Yankees select OF Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook)

31. The Boston Red Sox select C Clint Coulter (HS)


PICKS 32-35

The Minnesota Twins select OF Tyler Naquin (Texas A&M)

The San Diego Padres select 3B Rio Ruiz (HS)

The Oakland Athletics select OF Nick Williams (HS)

The New York Mets select 1B Victor Roache (Georgia Southern)


DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST OF SEVERAL MOCK DRAFTS. THESE RANKING COULD CHANGE ANYTIME. I DO NOT HAVE ANY INSIDER KNOWLEDGE AND HAVE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT EACH TEAM’S STRATEGY FROM THE PAST FEW YEARS. 


-Sadiq Rahman

7 comments:

Stephen Guilbert said...

This is a great job.

If the Mets get Giolito and Roache it would be their best draft in years. I truly hope Lucas is around and he would sign with the Mets for not too much above slot. That's a lot of ifs but he has the potential to be something special. Like Strasburg special.

Christopher Soto said...

Sadiq.....If Strker Trahan is available at #12 i just dont see how the Mets can pass him up. An A level prospect at C is sorely needed.

Doc said...

I don't even think that Brian Johnson is a first rounder anymore. He hasn't been impressive lately and he doens't really have much upside. The Brewers don't need any more low-upside, quick-to-the-majors players. I don't know much about Patrick Wisdom but I think if Trey Williams is available by the time the Brewers pick, the Brewers will take him over either Wisdom or Johnson.

Stephen Guilbert said...

Chris: You take Giolito there even with the need at catcher.

Sadiq Rahman said...

Thanks for all the warm comments! I just wanted a few things...

Doc-
I have put this draft together by noticing trends from the past few years from every single team. I just don`t see how the Brewers pick Trey Williams because he is a very risky prospect. Trey has attitude problems and already believes he is a superstar. This doesn`t sit well with many Major League teams. The Red Sox however love taking these type of players and sneaking them from the supplemental rounds from teams like the Pirates.

I`ll give you this... Brian Johnson`s stock has fallen. I still see him as a first round pick. Here is why, Johnson has power as a hitter and is also a LHP. This is intriguing to many teams because is he fails at pitching, he can become a hitter. I see the Brewers pick him because they LOVE college lefties.

Thanks for the comments and please feel free to post even more comments!

David Rubin said...

Great post, Sadiq!! Welcome to the Mack's Mets family!!! I'd LOVE to see Giolito and Roache fall to us- I'd settle for either/or!!!!

Sadiq Rahman said...

Thanks David! It's good to be back writing for Mack's Mets! I honestly believe that the Mets have a very good chance of selecting Roache in the supplemental round. In all the mocks thus far, he has consistently been in the 35-50 range. Had he not had hand surgery a few months ago, Roache would a shoe in for Top 10 pick. As for Giolito, anything can happen with him. Don't be surprised if he goes in the top 5 or gets nabbed in the 10-15 range. We will know much more about the draft in a few weeks. I will put more mocks up as we get closer to the draft. Thanks for the read and comments guys! It is greatly appreciated!

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