2012 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v2.0

Mark Teixeira's Kansas City Turnaround
Tuesday Night Open Thread

In his latest mock draft (Insider req’d), Keith Law still has the Astros taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first overall pick in next Monday’s draft. He has the Yankees taking Las Vegas prep 3B Joey Gallo with their first rounder (#30 overall), arguably the best power hitter in the draft. Gallo does swing and miss a bunch and he’s likely to wind up at first base down the line.

Law also says the Yankees are focused on a number of other high schoolers, specifically RHP Duane Underwood, RHP J.O. Berrios, OF/RHP Mitch Gueller, and OF D.J. Davis. He throws hard-hitting and hard-throwing Cal Poly OF Mitch Haniger into the mix as well. Law had the Yankees taking high school SS Addison Russell in his first mock draft but has him slipping out of the first round this time around. Here are my write-ups on Underwood, Gueller, Davis, and Russell.

Mark Teixeira's Kansas City Turnaround
Tuesday Night Open Thread
  • I Live In My Mom’s Basement

    Is that “Crazy” Joey Gallo?

  • Endlessmike

    RHP J.O. Berrios. About time. I have been saying this kid name for so long.You can get alot of gem Puerto Rican players who will fall in the draft.

    J.O. Berrios,Edwin Diaz and Tomas Nido can be taken even in the second round and are all first round talent.

  • JohnnyBGoode

    Must draft this kid!!!
    (My last name is Gallo.)

  • Bo Knows

    How can the Yankees not draft Gallo!?

    seriously if they don’t the kid might have them sleeping with the fishes

    (If you gotta go for a hitter and position player I’d go after Russell)

  • Voice of Reason

    I’m generally not a fan of this kind of prospect, but I can’t lie: as a fellow Gallo, I’ve been hoping they take this guy for months.

  • DERP

    He has Marcus Stroman going to the Red Sox one pick later. Let’s take him.

  • DERP

    Actually, we should just take Giolito.

  • Matty Ice

    Gallo or Callo?

  • Art Vandelay

    Joey Gallo is dead!