MLB Draft 2012: The 8 Biggest Surprises and Risks of the First Round

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MLB Draft 2012: The 8 Biggest Surprises and Risks of the First Round
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In every MLB draft, there are a slew of surprise picks. Given how different prospects can be, it can be tough to determine reaches and steals, since high school pitchers and college position players bring far different profiles to the table.

The biggest risks of an MLB draft are high school pitchers in general, since they have the highest bust rate. That doesn't mean that other players are not surprising picks though, as they certainly can be.

Here are eight of the biggest surprises and risks we have seen in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft. This doesn't mean they were bad picks—simply that there are parts of them that are shocking.

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