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Top 50 Prospects for 2012 MLB Draft

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


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2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
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21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
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