Omaha Eye-Openers: 2012 MLB Draft Prospects at the 2011 College World Series

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Omaha Eye-Openers: 2012 MLB Draft Prospects at the 2011 College World Series
Mike Zunino's appealing package of power, hitting ability and superior defensive ability should make him one of the first catchers off the board in 2012.

The final round of eight of the College World Series kicked off this weekend, and boy were we treating to some excellent games. The second-day nightcap that pitted last year's champion South Carolina against Texas A&M was especially exciting.

And while all but one of the teams will end up going home without the hardware, a few of the members of their teams will likely one day be going into professional ball, with a million-dollar bonus.

But I'm not talking about the guys who were drafted a few weeks ago, the Danny Hultzens, Taylor Jungmanns and Sonny Grays of the world. I'm talking about the sophomores, who will rise to junior status next year and play a major role in the 2012 draft.

Here's who has some helium for the 2012 MLB draft, broken down by team, starting with the nation's No. 1 overall seed, the Virginia Cavaliers.

 

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