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MLB Draft 2012: Grading the Minor League Performance of All 30 Teams' Top Pick

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MLB Draft 2012: Grading the Minor League Performance of All 30 Teams' Top Pick
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Ever since the first MLB draft was conducted in 1965, scores of young prospects have gone to great lengths to realize their dream of playing on the grandest of stages.

As the draft has evolved and as teams have developed more rigorous development programs, all of the young men who are drafted are given opportunities to move up the ladder with their respective organizations.

Some move rather quickly through the system simply based on their level of talent, while others come to the realization that playing on the professional level is vastly different compared to their days on high school and college fields.

Whatever the case, it's always the first-rounders that get most of the publicity and a much higher percentage of bonus money as well.

Bleacher Report will take a look at the top draft picks for each team from the past year and grade their progress thus far in their very first year of professional baseball.

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