2012 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v3.0

6/01-6/03 Series Preview: Detroit Tigers
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In his latest mock draft (subs. req’d), Keith Law still has the Astros taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first overall selection. He projects the Yankees to take Georgia HS RHP Duane Underwood with their first rounder (#30 overall), noting that they’re primarily interested in prep arms at the moment. He mentions RHP J.O. Berrios (Puerto Rico) and RHP/OF Mitch Gueller (Washington) as targets well.

Law says it’s possible the Yankees would take “a major bat” if one fell into lap and was willing to sign. Their first round slot money is a healthy $1.6M, though I’m sure most of the draft’s best position players are seeking more than that. Law had the Yankees selecting Florida HS SS Addison Russell and Las Vegas HS 3B/RHP Joey Gallo in his first two mock drafts. Here are my write-ups on Underwood, Berrios, Gueller, Russell, and Gallo.

6/01-6/03 Series Preview: Detroit Tigers
Game 51: Return to Comerica
  • crawdaddie

    A useless exercise in predicting what the Yankees will take with the 30th pick as the 29 prior picks will have a major effect on said pick.

  • JCK

    Are the different mock drafts supposed to show changing predictions based on what Law hears from sources, or just different pontentialities with an equal chance of occurring? (Obviously all just guess work, just wondering if each draft builds on the last or if they exist independently of one another.)

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

      Law says his mocks are based on who he hears each team likes, so it’s closer to the former.