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Old 02-02-2012, 02:17 PM
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Default 2012 MLB Draft Thread

It's getting close to that time of year again. College and high school ball begin around the end of February and early March. Soon we watch the stock of top prospects rise and fall. Still quite early, but the general opinion of the 2012 draft class is that it's relatively weak overall. The strength leans heavily towards the high school ranks, particularly the bats. The college talent is quite thin, which is unfortunate for teams like the White Sox who all but ignore prep players. (The White Sox didn't draft a high schooler until the 33rd round last year)

With the 2012 draft comes the CBA changes that should level the playing field towards teams that don't spend heavily on the draft overall, or over the recommended slot. (see White Sox) With the new spending cap, there remains many questions. Primarily how it will effect high school players. The ability to take prep players in late rounds while throwing them piles of money is no longer an option. One would believe that early rounds are going to be skewed more towards the prep class, as the risk of not signing increases as the bonuses decrease as the rounds progress. Some think it's going to push more players to attend college, while others think it will remain largely unchanged. Jim Callis summarizes the most important changes, and notes how it could effect teams this summer.

The White Sox gained a supplemental pick this season by offering Mark Buehrle arbitration and him declining it, and eventually signing with Miami. That pick is 48th overall. The White Sox first round pick is 13th overall.

The 2012 draft order looks as such, with only changes to occur when Raul Ibanez and Derrek Lee sign.

First Round:

1. Astros
2. Twins
3. Mariners
4. Orioles
5. Royals
6. Cubs
7. Padres
8. Pirates
9. Marlins
10. Rockies
11. Athletics
12. Mets
13. White Sox
14. Reds
15. Indians
16. Nationals
17. Blue Jays
18. Dodgers
19. Cardinals (from Angels for Albert Pujols, Type A)
20. Giants
21. Braves
22. Blue Jays (for failure to sign 2011 first-rounder Tyler Beede)
23. Cardinals
24. Red Sox
25. Rays
26. Diamondbacks
27. Brewers (from Tigers for Prince Fielder, Type A)
28. Brewers
29. Rangers
30. Yankees
31. Red Sox (from Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon, Type A)

Supplemental First Round:

32. Twins (for Michael Cuddyer, modified Type A, to Rockies)
33. Padres (for Heath Bell, modified Type A, to Marlins)
34. Athletics (for Josh Willingham, modified Type A, to Twins)
35. Mets (for Jose Reyes, Type A, to Marlins)
36. Cardinals (for Pujols)
37. Red Sox (for Papelbon)
38. Brewers (for Fielder)
39. Rangers (for C.J. Wilson, Type A, to Angels)
40. Phillies (for Ryan Madson, modified Type A, to Reds)
41. Astros (for Clint Barmes, Type B, to Pirates)
42. Twins (for Jason Kubel, Type B, to Diamondbacks)
43. Cubs (for Aramis Ramirez, Type B, to Brewers)
44. Padres (for Aaron Harang, Type B, to Dodgers)
45. Pirates (for Ryan Doumit, Type B, to Twins)
46. Rockies (for Mark Ellis, Type B, to Dodgers)
47. Athletics (for David DeJesus, Type B, to Cubs)
48. White Sox (for Mark Buehrle, Type B, to Marlins)
49. Reds (for Ramon Hernandez, Type B, to Rockies)
50. Blue Jays (for Frank Francisco, Type B, to Mets)
51. Dodgers (for Rod Barajas, Type B, to Pirates)
52. Cardinals (for Octavio Dotel, Type B, to Tigers)
53. Rangers (for Darren Oliver, Type B, to Blue Jays)
54. Cubs (for Carlos Pena, Type B, to Rays)
55. Padres (for failure to sign 2011 sandwich-rounder Brett Austin)
56. Reds (for Francisco Cordero, Type B, to Blue Jays)
57. Blue Jays (for Jon Rauch, Type B, to Mets)
58. Blue Jays (for Jose Molina, Type B, to Rays)
Second-Round Changes
60. Athletics (for Willingham)
68. Padres (for Bell)
69. Mets (from Marlins for Reyes)
70. Twins (for Cuddyer)
75. Phillies (for Madson)
81. Rangers (from Angels for Wilson)
89. Yankees (for failure to sign 2011 second-rounder Sam Stafford)

Supplemental Third Round:

124. Mariners (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Kevin Cron)
125. Marlins (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Connor Barron)
126. Rockies (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Peter O'Brien)
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