2012 MLB Draft: The Top Candidates to Go No. 1 Overall

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2012 MLB Draft: The Top Candidates to Go No. 1 Overall

We're now a little more than three months away from the 2012 MLB Draft. The college season is about two weeks in and most high-school squads have just kicked off play this week.

Already, we've seen plenty of impressive performances, whether it is Lucas Giolito hitting 100-mph in his first start of the year, or Mark Appel taking a no-hitter the fifth inning against Texas. Giolito and Appel are just two of a handful of names that could go number one overall on June 4th, and probably the most likely.

By hitting triple-digits, Giolito, of Harvard-Westlake High in California, has solidified his status as the top high-school pitcher. And with two dominating starts, Appel has laid claim as the top college pitcher.

As good as those two are, they'll have plenty of competition before we reach draft day.

Mike Zunino, Deven Marrero and Chris Beck all possess the tools and competitive fire to challenge for the top overall selection, and don't discount the possibility that a player such as Adam Brett Walker comes out of nowhere to claim the honor.

Without further ado, let's delve into the players who have legitimate arguments for the top spot.

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