Day 2 of the 2012 MLB draft answered a few questions regarding the effects of the new collective bargaining agreement.
The early rounds went as expected—a mixture of college and high school players selected as their talent lines dictated. However, after the fifth round, more teams began bargain hunting. Teams began to use these later-round draft choices to select safer, more signable talent (often seniors in college).
The idea put into play by many was to find players who were certain to sign, especially those who would sign for less than slotted value.
But with all the first-round hype having come and gone, here is a look at some notable picks from Day 2. This is not a “best of each round” description, but rather a few players who could overproduce their draft choice.