The 2012 MLB Player Draft is only a few days away! This is my first version for Big Apple Mets Talk, but I expect to publish one more before the draft. This is by no means 100 percent accurate. This draft is by far the weakest compared to the past several years. Talent evaluators say this draft is the worst in terms of talent over the past 20 years.

The main player in this draft in not going to be the player who gets picked first overall. Lucas Giolito is a high school righty who many believed would be the number one pick. But Giolito suffered a serious arm injury which knocked out that possibility. Giolito could be the most talented player in the draft. But heres the problem. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE GIOLITO WILL BE PICKED. His medicals have yet to be released and it is not yet known if Lucas Giolito is healthy. But all it takes is one team to take a chance on him. He could go as high as number five overall or as low as the end of the first round. Calling him this year`s version of Anthony Rendon (in terms of risk ) is an understatement. Mr. Giolito will shape the course of this draft and can prove not only my mock wrong, but every single mock out there wrong as well! I have Lucas picked by Theo Epstein and the Cubs, but that can be totally wrong. You have been warned…

Anyways, here is my MOCK DRAFT. Please feel free to comment or even argue in the comment thread.  Any questions?

 

1. ASTROS
Projected Pick: RHP MARK APPEL

2. TWINS:
Projected Pick: OF BYRON BUXTON. (High School)

3. MARINERS:
Projected Pick: C MIKE ZUNINO.

4. ORIOLES:
Projected Pick: RHP KEVIN GAUSMAN

5. ROYALS:
Projected Pick: SS CARLOS CORREA (High School)

6. CUBS:
Projected Pick: RHP LUCAS GIOLITO (High School)

7. PADRES:
Projected Pick: RHP KYLE ZIMMER

8. PIRATES:
Projected Pick: SS DEVEN MARRERO.

9. MARLINS:
Projected Pick: OF ALBERT ALMORA (High School)

10. ROCKIES:
Projected Pick: LHP MAX FRIED (High School)

11. ATHLETICS:
Projected Pick: 3B RICHIE SHAFFER

12. METS:
Projected Pick: OF COURTNEY HAWKINS (High School)

13. WHITE SOX:
Projected Pick: RHP MICHAEL WACHA

14. REDS:
Projected Pick: RHP CHRIS STRATTON

15. INDIANS:
Projected Pick: LHP ANDREW HEANEY

16. NATIONALS:
Projected Pick: RHP MARCUS STROMAN

17. BLUE JAYS:
Projected Pick: RHP LANCE McCULLERS JR. (High School)

18. DODGERS:
Projected Pick: RHP TY HENSLEY (High School)

19. CARDINALS:
Projected Pick: 3B STEPHEN PISCOTTY

20. GIANTS:
Projected Pick: SS GAVIN CECCHINI (High School)

21. BRAVES:
Projected Pick: 3B  TANNER RAHIER (High School)

22. BLUE JAYS:
Projected Pick: 1B JOEY GALLO (High School)

23. CARDINALS:
Projected Pick: OF DAVID DAHL (High School)

24. RED SOX:
Projected Pick: OF TYLER NAQUIN

25. RAYS:
Projected Pick: SS ADDISON RUSSEL (High School)

26. DIAMONDBACKS:
Projected Pick: LHP MATT SMORAL (High School)

27. BREWERS:
Projected Pick: 1B VICTOR ROACHE

28. BREWERS:
Projected Pick: OF DJ DAVIS (High School)

29. RANGERS:
Projected Pick: RHP ZACK EFLIN (High School)

30. YANKEES:
Projected Pick: RHP LUCAS SIMS (High School)

31. RED SOX:
Projected Pick: C STRYKER TRAHAN (High School)