MLB Draft 2012: Predicting When Each First-Round Pick Will Make the Majors

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MLB Draft 2012: Predicting When Each First-Round Pick Will Make the Majors
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Draft picks in baseball are always somewhat of a crapshoot, with each team implementing different philosophies as to the development of their prized young stars.

Some players rise through their team's systems rapidly—Bryce Harper and Jarrod Parker immediately come to mind. Others take as long as seven or eight years, and some simply never make it at all.

This year's crop of first-round players drafted on Monday night will take different paths to the majors, some quickly, some at a more leisurely pace.

Here is a prediction of when each first-round pick will make his way to the majors.

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