MLB Draft 2012: Winners, Losers and Surprises from the 1st Round

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MLB Draft 2012: Winners, Losers and Surprises from the 1st Round
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Houston's first-year GM Jeff Luhnow gets high-marks for his first draft with the Astros.

Heading into this year's MLB draft, few knew how the new draft rules, established under the new collective bargaining agreement, were going to affect the event.

Now that the first round is in the books, one thing is clear.

This ain't your daddy's draft.

This year's draft was filled with more surprises, more intrigue and more head-scratching than any in recent memory. From picks 10 to 31, one very easily could have reversed the order and been just as happy with the results.

Except for that Brian Johnson pick. That was just embarrassing.

Obviously, it's hard to declare who's a big winner (or loser) until we know how many of these players are actually going to sign contracts, but in the spirit of passing hasty judgement on some of these players, front offices and general managers, let's take a peek at who came out on top, who is wishing for a mulligan and who was simply overwhelmed by all the events of the evening.

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