2012 MLB Draft: Predicting ETA of Top 25 College Prospects Debuting in MLB

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2012 MLB Draft: Predicting ETA of Top 25 College Prospects Debuting in MLB
Is Florida catcher Mike Zunino still the No. 1 draft prospect in college baseball? // Courtesy of SECdigitalonline.com

Since I published my first Top 25 college baseball prospect rankings, a lot has changed on the draft board. As the draft is now less than a week away, every organization’s draft board will be in a state of flux—with hype sometimes the determining factor between preferring one player over another.

Some players who appeared toward the top of the original Top 25 have plummeted in the rankings, while others have completely dropped off. At the same time, there are numerous players who have been gaining momentum, turning in their best performances as the season quickly winds down.

The updated rankings are once again not based on the presumed selection order; rather, they are based upon a player’s current level of talent and how they project at the next level.

As you will see, these rankings also include each draft prospect's potential ETA in the major leagues. It's important to note that these are not exact predictions but more so conservative speculations on how their talent will develop at the next level. 

Be sure to check back with Prospect Pipeline in the coming days for Round 2 of my mock draft, as the next version will also include the supplemental first round.

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