2012 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v4.0


In his latest mock draft (subs. req’d), Keith Law has the Astros selecting Stanford RHP Mark Appel first overall and the Yankees selecting high school SS Addison Russell with their first rounder (#30 overall). He mentions that remain interested in prep right-handers Duane Underwood, Mitch Gueller, and J.O. Berrios, but they would prefer to have a big bat like Russell or high school OF Lewis Brinson fall into their laps. Here are my write-ups on Russell, Underwood, Gueller, Berrios, and Brinson.

Law also mentions that the Yankees are targeting prep RHP Paul Blackburn for one of their second round picks (#89 and #94 overall). He’s a classic projectable high school arm, standing 6-foot-2 and 180 lbs. His fastball sits anywhere from 88-92 with a solid low-70s curve and promising upper-70s changeup. You’re dreaming on him filling out, adding velocity, and turning into a workhorse starter. I actually have Blackburn on my little list of interesting non-first round/sleeper types and may write him up tomorrow if he makes it through the sandwich round tonight.

Categories : Asides, Draft


  1. JohnC says:

    Would love it if Russell falls into their laps. Would like to see them grab OF Skye Bolt with one of their 2 2nd rounders. Lefty power hitting OF. COuld possibly get him in the 3rd round but may not last that long

  2. Reggie C. says:

    Maybe the Yanks are really zeroing in on Addison Russell. Somewhat reminiscent of the Heathcott pick that several mock drafters got right. Either Russell is the pick or the Yanks are really trying to give Russell added helium to allow one of a handful of HS pitchers to fall to 30.

  3. Jacob says:

    #1 Rule: Never fall in love at the mlb draft with a prospect.

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