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Top 50 Draft Prospects For The 2012 MLB Draft

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I have been planning on doing this for a while and when Baseball America recently posted their top 50 for the 2012 draft, I disagreed a lot with their list. They have some much higher than I thought they should and others lower. It is really early and I will probably be very far off. A lot will change in the next 9 months or so but this is where I see it. The college ranks are THIN. There are some very good arms but not a lot in the way of bats. There are a ton of good prep outfielders and prep arms this year and there may be a chance that a prep arm could go #1 overall for the first time ever this year as there are several good options.

Well enough it is..

1. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Louisianna State
2. Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.)
3. Deven Marrero, SS, Arizona State
4. Nick Williams, OF, Ball (Galveston, Texas)
5. Max Fried, LHP, Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.)
6. Michael Zunino, C, Florida
7. Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
8. Lucas Sims, RHP, Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.
9. Gavin Cecchini, SS, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.
10. Carlos Correa, SS, Santa Isabel PR PR Baseball Academy
11. Stryker Trahan, C, Acadiana HS, Lafayette, FL
12. David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS, Pelham, Ala.
13. Jesse Winker, OF, Olympia HS, Windemere, Fla.
14. Rio Ruiz , 3B, Bishop Amat (CA) HS
15. Jesmuel Valentin Diaz, SS, Manati PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
16. Byron Buxton, OF, Appling Co, GA
17. Clate Schmidt, RHP, Acworth GA Allatoona
18. Hunter Virant, LHP, Camariollo (Calif.) HS
19. Lance McCullers, RHP, Jesuit HS, Tampa
20. Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern
21. Courtney Hawkins, OF, Corpus Christi Carroll HS
22. Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia, Saugus, CA
23. Kenny Diekroeger, SS, Stanford
24. Jake Barrett, RHP, Arizona State
25. Michael Wacha, RHP, Texas A&M
26. Taylore Cherry, RHP, Vandalia Butler, Dayton, OH
27. Lewis Brinson, OF, Coral Springs, Margate, FL
28. Carson Kelly, 3B, Westview HS, Portland, OR
29. Anthony Alford, OF, Petal, MS
30. Alex Bregman, 2B, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
31. Jake Elander, C, Texas Christian
32. Marcus Stroman, RHP, Duke
33. Joey Gallo, 3B, Henderson, Nev.
34. Nolan Fontana, SS, Florida
35. Jameis Winston, OF, Hueytown, Hueytown, AL
36. David Thompson, 3B, Westminster Christian (Miami Fla.)
37. Christian Walker, 1B, South Carolina
38. Corey Seager, 3B, Northwest Cabarrus, Kannapolis, NC
39. Albert Almora, OF, Mater Academy, Hiahleah Gardens, Fla.
40. Lex Rutledge, LHP, Samford
41. Tyler Naqiun, OF, Texas A & M
42. Brian Johnson, P/1B, Florida
43. Nolan Sanburn, P, Arkansas
44. Addison Russell, 3B, Pace (Fla.) HS
45. Nelson Rodriguez, C/1B, George Washington New York NY
45. Walker Weickel, P, Olympia, Orlando, FL
47. Tomas Nido, C, Oviedo FL Orangewood Christian
48. Ty Hensley, RHP, Santa Fe, Edmond, OK
49. Alec Rash, RHP, Pelham HS, Pelham, AL
50. Corey Oswalt, 3B, James Madison, San Diego, CA