2012 MLB Mock Draft: Worst-Case Scenarios for Every First-Round Pick

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2012 MLB Mock Draft: Worst-Case Scenarios for Every First-Round Pick
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The 2012 MLB Draft is this Monday, and while it does not get the press that the NFL and NBA drafts receive, it is nonetheless a day when future World Series titles can be won and lost.

Perhaps more so than in any other sport, the MLB draft is truly a crapshoot, as most players are so far from the major leagues when they are taken and so far from fully developed as ballplayers that it is far more projection than production that makes a player a high pick.

With so much riding on their first round picks, both financially and as far as the future of the franchise is concerned, teams have to weigh the potential risk versus the reward of any player they consider selecting.

So here is my latest mock draft, along with the worst-case scenario for each first round selection, whether it is a player not falling to that team, a team selecting a player with injury or signability concerns, or something else all together.

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