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2012 MLB Draft: Grading the Boston Red Sox' Last 25 First-Round Picks

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2012 MLB Draft: Grading the Boston Red Sox' Last 25 First-Round Picks
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With the 2012 MLB draft quickly approaching, it's time to shift the focus of the Boston Red Sox towards the future of the franchise and those players who hope to make that a success.

Over the last few years, former general manager Theo Epstein did a good job of drafting amateur players and getting them to Boston in a short period of time. Before Epstein, current Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette was in charge.

Now, it's Ben Cherington's turn.

This will be the first draft in which Cherington will take the reins, and he will have the pressure fully on him once Boston is on the clock.

Boston holds three first-round selections in this year's draft: No. 24, No. 31 (for failing to sign Jonathan Papelbon), and No. 37 (compensation for Papelbon). 

The Red Sox have had varied success over the years with their first-round picks. Here are the grades for each of Boston's last 25 first-round selections. 

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