2012 Draft: Baseball America’s Mock Draft v4.0

2012 Draft: Baseball Prospectus' Mock Draft
Mailbag: Potential Cubs' Trade Targets

In their latest mock draft (no subs. req’d), Baseball America has the Astros taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel first overall and the Yankees taking prep RHP Walker Weickel with their first round pick (#30 overall). Here’s my write-up. They reiterate that the Yankees are interested in various high school arms like RHP Duane Underwood, RHP Zach Eflin, RHP Lucas Sims, RHP J.O. Berrios, RHP Shane Watson, RHP Ty Buttrey, and RHP Lance McCullers (yes, the son of the former Yankee). The Yanks have $1.6M to spend on their top pick and Baseball America notes that may not be enough to sign McCullers, who has one of the best pure arms in the draft.

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2012 Draft: Baseball Prospectus' Mock Draft
Mailbag: Potential Cubs' Trade Targets
  • Clu Haywood

    LANCE MCCULLERS? Is that a joke? I feel like I just had a very bad acid flashback…..

    • Clu Haywood

      Just saw the post edit…..

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Yeah I didn’t even make the connection at first and updated it after I saw your comment.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Lance McCullers, Jr., bitches!

  • yoo-boo

    There are a lot of unlike dad unlike son success in pro. Don’t get fretted.

  • Reggie C.

    Underwood and Berrios are two of the names that consistently appear below the 30-35 range. If the selection turns out to be one of the names listed above, i’ll say whoever is rated the “lowest” will get the call. Cashman’s 1st round picks have really diverged from BA, BP, MLB, etc… for the past couple drafts.

    • Jeb

      I agree re: Cashman 1st round picks and divergence from the press. Mike, do you think that the Yankees actively put out misinformation to keep their true intentions under the radar?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Yeah I think every team does to a certain extent.

  • Reggie C.

    Have any two-way HS players been linked to the Yankees? Mike’s done a heckuva job feeding us a list of HS pitchers and one or two college hitters in the mix.

    I only ask bc the Pittsburgh Pirates are converting Stetson Allie to a position player. The Pirates shelled out $2.25 million to this kid only a couple years ago. Allie might’ve been a supp 1st/2nd round talent as a hitter, but damn yo … the Pirates pulled the plug pretty quick, no?