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2012 MLB Mock Draft (Supplemental Round)

The following list my attempt at the Supplemental 1st round of the MLB Draft.

32. Minnesota Twins - Mitchell Brown, Century High School, MN

While there are likely better players available, it seems an almost lock that the Twins will select the rare hometown prep arm.

33. San Diego Padres - Hunter Virant, LHP, Camarillo High School, CA

After Fried, Virant is the safest prep lefty in the draft and while he doesn't have the upside of Smoral he doesn't have as much risk either. The Padres taking Marrero earlier makes Virant a realistic option here.

34. Oakland Athletics - Stephen Piscotty, 3B, Stanford

Piscotty makes a lot of sense here with the A's passing on Shaffer earlier in favor of Zimmer. It fills a need as well as go with the team's tendency for college players.

35. New York Mets - Clint Coulter, C, Union High School, WA

After Trahan, Coulter is likely the best prep backstop in the draft. The Mets need organizational depth at catcher and drafting Coulter here fills that need as long as he can man the position as a pro.

36. St. Louis Cardinals - Nolan Fontana, SS, Florida

Fontana is the type of player the Cardinals typically target. Much like 2011 pick Kolten Wong, Fontana is a safe selection that would fit a future need.

37. Boston Red Sox - Adam Brett Walker, 1B/OF, Jacksonville University

The 2nd of Papelbon compensation picks, the Red Sox would do well to select the powerful Walker. While there are still some holes in the swing of Walker, selecting him here could pay large dividends at 1B/LF/DH.

38. Milwaukee Brewers - Taylore Cherry, RHP, Vandalia-Butler High School, OH

The big-bodied Cherry has had some injury concerns as well as a commitment from North Carolina. He has the talent to legitimize this pick and in order to sign him, he would likely have to be drafted near this range.

39. Texas Rangers - Nick Williams, OF, Ball High School, TX

Possibly the best way to reduce some signability issues would be to draft area prep stars. Williams fills that criteria for the Rangers and possesses some of the best tools in the draft.

40. Philadelphia Phillies - Addison Russell, 3B, Pace High School, FL

Though he will eventually be moved to 3B, Russell possess the skills and talent that the Phillies would covet. Russell would likely have to be drafted near here to be signed.

41. Houston Astros - Zach Eflin, RHP, Hagerty High School, FL

The Rays typically select high upside prep players and Eflin fits that mold. While he is very raw, he is the type of player that the Astros could potentially pick here.

42. Minnesota Twins - J.O. Berrios, RHP, Papa Juan XXIII High School, PR

Berrios has an electric arm and weak junior college commitment that will look very attractive to the Twins as the try to hedge their bests in the draft.

43. Chicago Cubs - D.J. Davis, OF, Stone High School, MS

Epstein has never been one to why away from talent and selecting Davis here could prove to be one of the best picks in the draft. He has the tools to be a difference maker and the Cubs should have the dough to sign him.

44. San Diego Padres - Nick Travieso, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy High School, FL

Marrero, Virant, and Travieso would be a very talented trio for the Padres that would help meet some of the needs of the Padres.

45. Pittsburgh Pirates - Alex Wood, LHP, Georgia

Wood has become one of the hottest college arms of the draft. There are some questions regarding his delivery and arm angle but it is hard to argue with results.

46. Colorado Rockies - Jesse Winker, OF, Olympia High School, FL

After drafting college arm Wacha in the 1st round, the Rockies could look to add some prep power to their ranks with Winker.

47. Oakland Athletics - Shane Watson, RHP, Lakewood High School, CA

Adding Watson to selections Zimmer and Piscotty would be a great way to add future pitching talent.

48. Chicago White Sox - Walker Weickel, RHP, Olympia High School, FL

After drafting Shaffer, the White Sox will likely look to get a talented arm here and Weickel might be the best prep arm available.

49. Cincinnati Reds - Mitch Nay, 3B, Hamilton High School, AZ

Maybe unlike any other player, prep bat Nay has been catapulting up draft boards with his potential power bat. He could be a signability issue but has the talent to be worth it especially in Great American Ballpark someday.

50. Toronto Blue Jays - Ty Buttery, RHP, Providence High School, NC

Buttery would be an excellent selection here based on talent and slot allotment though with so many picks in the 1st round, the Blue Jays need to be careful.

51. Los Angeles Dodgers - Rio Ruiz, 3B, Bishop Amat High School, CA

The stock of Ruiz is sliding because of injury but if Ruiz is going to sign it will likely be with a team like the Dodgers.

52. St. Louis Cardinals - Lucas Sims, RHP, Brookwood High School, GA

Getting Sims this late would be another addition to a successful draft. Hopefully, the alternation of college and prep selections will allow for the Cards to sign most of their draft picks.

53. Texas Rangers - Dylan Baker, RHP, Western Nevada JC

Adding Baker here would make a lot of sense considering the prep players they have already taken. Baker is a high velocity pitcher with a 6'3 frame to build on.

54. Philadelphia Phillies - Lewis Brinson, OF, Coral Springs High School, FL

Brinson would represent 2 prep players taken in the supplemental 1st round by the Phillies and while they he and Russell look to be expensive this is the best place to draft them if they want them.

55. San Diego Padres - Fernando Perez, 3B, Central Arizona CC

Rounding out the last of the Padres 1st round picks would be smart move to go with Fernando Perez as will be a somewhat easy sign and has some legitimate power projection.

56. Chicago Cubs - Tony Renda, 2B, University of California

Renda is a signable and fundamentally sound infielder would very much help stabilize a 1st round that has already included prep stars Fried and Davis.

57. Cincinnati Reds - Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern

Getting Roache here could be one of the steals of the draft as Roache has the type of potential that could put place as one of the top bats in this draft but he has a large hole in his swing. Roache could be the future LF of the Reds and help them contend sooner rather than later but the problem is that in some scenarios he could be long gone.

58. Toronto Blue Jays - Brandon Thomas, OF, Georgia Tech

Thomas is a physical specimen that would be an excellent pick for Blue Jays who are trying to maximize 1st round picks.

59. St. Louis Cardinals - James Ramsey, OF, Florida State University

Many teams speak very highly of Ramsey's tools and appear to be a relatively easy signing. There are some attractive prep players still there but I don't think that would be Cincinnati's style.

60. Toronto Blue Jays - Jake Barrett, RHP, Arizona State

If Barrett was to slide this far, I would expect the Blue Jays to be very happy. This also marks the last and final selection of the supplemental round thus protecting the Blue Jays at round pick next year is able to deal with slot allotments.

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