For the past several years, the MLB Draft has become must-see TV. MLB Network now carries coverage of the MLB Draft live for two full days, and many of the industry’s leading MLB Draft experts are on hand to give their opinions and feedback on each MLB team’s selections.
When the MLB Draft was first introduced in 1965, it gave each team an opportunity to select players from high school and college, and their standing in the draft order is determined by each team’s record in the previous season. Many teams have used the MLB Draft wisely, stockpiling picks to build up their farm systems and develop homegrown talent, while other teams choose, at times, to use draft picks as trade bait to upgrade their current rosters.
In more recent times, because of the explosion of the internet and instant information that can be widely accessed through a variety of portals and social media sites, information about prospective draft picks is much more available than ever before, and the business of conducting mock drafts has been popularized as a result.
So, just who are the players that everyone should be watching for the upcoming 2012 MLB Draft? Here are 25 names to consider adding to your mock draft board.