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Fantasy Baseball: Re-Ranking the 2012 1st-Rounders
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You and your first-round pick share a special bond.

You're probably not aware of it. And your player probably wouldn't want to know. But it's there. There's a chance you sometimes have trouble remembering exactly who you're fielding in the 2B/SS or fourth outfielder slots, but you're always aware of how your No. 1 pick is faring. (If you're in six leagues, that's six guys you feel a vague connection with each time they're on Baseball Tonight.)

Using the general consensus top 12 picks from the preseason, there's about a 50 percent chance you're pretty happy with how things are going, a 16 percent chance you're mostly miserable and, of course, an eight percent chance you're ecstatic.*

Obviously, if we could go back in time, Josh Hamilton would for sure be bumped into the first round. And Albert Pujols will probably finish a lot higher on this list (certainly higher than...well, he'll get better). But if you had to choose from the same top 12, here's probably the way you would re-shuffle them based on this season so far.

* = Don't hold me to that math. But you get the point.

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