2012 MLB Draft Information

Information on the upcoming 2012 Major League Baseball Draft and a listing of top prospects.

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The annual Major League Baseball Draft takes place this year on June 4-6, beginning with the first round and Comp Round A on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. ET. The first night of the event will be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com. Rounds 2-40 will also be streamed live on MLB.com on June 5-6.

Some of the names being mentioned as potential top picks are: college pitchers such as Stanford’s Mark Appel, LSU’s Kevin Gausman, the University of San Francisco’s Kyle Zimmer and Texas A&M’s Michael Wacha; Florida catcher Mike Zunino; and Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton, who is listed No. 1 on the new MLB.com Draft Prospect List that’s been expanded to include the top 100 prospects.

The Houston Astros will have the first selection in the upcoming MLB Draft.

2012 DRAFT ORDER The order of the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft: No.Team

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 (Comp for A. Pujols – LAA)
20 Giants
21 Braves
22 Blue Jays (Comp for T. Beede – unsigned)
23 Cardinals
24 Red Sox
25 Rays
26 D-backs
27 Brewers (Comp for P. Fielder – DET)
28 Brewers
29 Rangers
30 Yankees
31 Red Sox (Comp for J. Papelbon – PHI)
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