2012 Draft: Baseball America’s Mock Draft v2.0

2012 Draft: Clint Coulter
Friday Night Open Thread

Baseball America posted their second mock draft this afternoon (subs. req’d), and they again have the Astros taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first pick. They have the Yankees selecting high school SS Addison Russell with their first rounder (#30 overall), who I profiled last week. He’s a power-hitting infielder with strong defensive tools who may outgrow short and wind up at third.

It’s worth noting that Baseball America says if “any team takes fast-rising Washington prep right-hander Mitchell Gueller in the first round, it could be New York.” Keith Law had the Yankees taking Russell in his first mock draft while also mentioning their interest in Gueller, but as an outfielder. Baseball America had the Yankees taking high school catcher Stryker Trahan in their first mock draft.

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2012 Draft: Clint Coulter
Friday Night Open Thread
  • Bob Paullus

    No one here better than my son Ben

  • Carl LaFong

    I’d just as soon draft a high school kid w/a good arm, flexible frame w/room to grow, athletic, makes good contact, & has done some catching somewhere & is teachable & adjusts quickly & can be molded into a quality receiver. In other words, a hungry kid willing to do what it takes & the ability & potential to make it happen. You figure someone like that can be drafted late for little risk & dough, & probably has as much a chance to make it to the show as this guy does. Maybe such a kid is already in the organization & we don’t realize it yet?

  • Joe

    Hey Mike,
    Who would you take #1 this year and question #2 who are some players you would like the Yankees to get

  • Wayne

    Of the Yankees draft gueller as an outfielder does that mean that they can’t make him a pitcher right away if they sign him.

  • Wayne

    If the Yankees draft gueller as an outfielder does that mean that they can’t make him a pitcher right away if they sign him.