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2012 MLB Draft Open Thread

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SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07:  MLB commissioner Bud Selig speaks during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07: MLB commissioner Bud Selig speaks during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The draft starts at 7:00. I'd like to thank the scheduling gods for not giving the Pirates a game today -- usually there is a game, and I do nothing but draft stuff all day and then remember to write a recap at about 4:00 a.m.

Some resources:

-P- Our draft podcast, featuring Jim Callis and Vlad.

-P- My draft primer.

-P- SB Nation Pittsburgh's ongoing coverage of the draft, most of which was written by me.

-P- MLB.com's list of the top 100 draft prospects, which is very useful. You have to click "100 Draft" once you get there.

At this point, the new development today is the addition of outfielder David Dahl to the usual suspects (Max Fried, Deven Marrero, Chris Stratton, Lucas Giolito, and whichever of the top seven might happen to fall). MLB.com compares him to Johnny Damon with less power. The lack of power might ultimately change, and Dahl is already supposed to have good speed and defensive tools and a reasonable approach at the plate. Still, I'd probably prefer Fried at this point.

UPDATE from David:

A couple more resources:

-P- The draft slot value for every draft pick through round 10 courtesy of Baseball America.

-P- MLB's Draft Tracker which has over 1,500 draft-eligible players with video, scouting reports, etc.

-P- Baseball America's Top 500 draft prospects.

UPDATE by Charlie:

The Astros select Carlos Correa. Wow.

The Mariners get Mike Zunino at No. 3. I don't think anyone thought the top three picks would be hitters, but here we are. It looks like the Pirates are going to get a pitcher; hopefully someone like Kyle Zimmer will fall to them somehow.

The Orioles get Kevin Gausman, so nothing too crazy from Baltimore, unfortunately.

The Royals take Kyle Zimmer as Mark Appel continues to fall.

The Cubs take Albert Almora, to no one's surprise.

The Padres take Max Fried. I have no idea what the Pirates will do now. Appel wouldn't shock me.

1. Carlos Correa, Astros
2. Byron Buxton, Twins
3. Mike Zunino, Mariners
4. Kevin Gausman, Orioles
5. Kyle Zimmer, Royals
6. Albert Almora, Cubs
7. Max Fried, Padres