Last night the 2012 MLB Draft began with a shocker. Almost all experts, writers, and bloggers alike had Stanford ace Mark Appel slated to go first overall to the Houston Astros. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on the other hand, had a different idea and selected Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa, who attended the draft with his family.
Lance McCullers slid to the supplemental round where the Astros drafted the 2012 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year at the 41st spot.
Mark Appel slid to the 8th overall spot and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lucas Giolito was considered to be the biggest wild card in this year's draft, due to his power arm and current injury issues. Giolito was selected by the Washington Nationals at the 16th spot.
To get a complete run down on the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, click HERE.
Want to know which players drafted in the first round already have cards for collectors to pick up? Read Chuck's Cardboard Connection article HERE.