Like most drafts, the 2012 MLB draft was full of surprises. It will take a while for many of the players to reach the majors and for the draft to be effectively fully evaluated, but we can crown the early winners and losers based on where players went.
Some teams saw players they never expected they would be able to draft fall to them. Others made some picks that caused people to scratch their heads.
With the new slotting system in place, signability became more important this year, as the teams have a limited bonus pool that they can access. This could help explain some of the surprising moves of the 2012 MLB draft.