Given the way the 2012 season has gone for the Philadelphia Phillies, it was only fitting that this year's amateur draft be an event filled with surprises for the club.
Heading into this year's draft, experts believed that the Phillies would focus on college bats with quick paths to the MLB, and while they selected a few college bats that could possibly fit that profile, it is obvious and undeniable that the Phillies remained within their uncomfortable "comfort zone"—high school players with less-than-certain futures but huge ceilings.
With another draft in the books, it will be years before we can fully assess this year's crop of talent, but Ruben Amaro Jr., Marti Wolever and Co. will certainly be hoping for the best.
The following slideshow will offer up an initial grade for each of the Phillies' first 25 selections. Did the Phillies make the right selection with certain picks? Did they reach for a guy, or let one slip past them?
There's only one way to find out.