2012 MLB Draft: What You Need to Know

4 Jun

The 2012 MLB Draft starts tonight at 7PM, as the Hoston Astros will make the first overall selection.

By James Nahikian

The 2012 MLB Draft starts tonight at 7PM. It can be seen on MLB Network but will also be streaming live at MLB.com/LIVE.

The Detroit Tigers will not have a first round selection tonight. Their 27th pick in the first round now belongs to the Milwaukee Brewers, as a part of the Prince Fielder trade. Detroit’s first pick of the draft will be made tomorrow during the second round, as they have the 91st overall selection.

Rounds 2-15 will be held on Tuesday starting at noon, and can be viewed on MLB.com as well. The Draft wraps up on Wednesday with rounds 16-40. Coverage for the last day will start at noon, and can be viewed on MLB.com.

With the first overall selection, the Houston Astros have been heavily rumored to take Mark Appel (RHP Stanford). While the highly touted High School Outfielder from Georgia, Byron Buxton, is rumored to be selected by the Minnesota Twins with the second overall pick.

More analysis to come in the next few days on all of the Detroit Tigers’ selections.

MLB.com’s 1st Round Mock Draft: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120531&content_id=32543884&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

MLB.com’s list of Top 100 Prospects (With Video) for the 2012 MLB Draft: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=draft

Complete Draft Schedule: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1207595-mlb-draft-start-time-complete-round-by-round-schedule

James Nahikian blogs about the industry of sports. And specializes in articles about the Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball and Bowling Green State University Athletics. Email him at jnahikian77@gmail.com And follow him on twitter @KingNahikian or facebook where you can find links to his articles and updates about future posts.




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