MLB Draft 2012: Late-Round Picks Destined to Be Stars

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MLB Draft 2012: Late-Round Picks Destined to Be Stars
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With all of the focus on the blockbuster first-round picks, we take a peak at the late-rounders who have a chance to make a serious impact for their new clubs in the near future.

The MLB draft is precarious compared to other sports because investments take years to pay off and often the young selectees opt not to sign. Despite all of the scouting and deliberation involved, the draft is practically a lottery. Some of MLB's greatest—i.e., Albert Pujols—came from the late-round picks while other first-rounders were a bust.

Here are six MLB hopefuls who I feel have what it takes to be breakout players in the bigs.

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