Tuesday afternoon Matt published his article on Boston’s selection of LHP Brian Johnson with the 31st pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. That profile marked the end of our 1st round selection series and I’m elated with how smoothly it went. It took us three and a half months to complete the same project last year so the bar was set pretty low, but in just 8 days we published at least 500 words on all 31 players picked in the first round.
If you missed any of the profiles, or if you ever want to refer back to them, you can check out the 2012 Draft Class page that I created and have been updating along the way. In addition to the first round picks (with links to our write-ups) you can also find information on each pick’s sign date and bonus received.
Right now I have the 1st and Compensation Round A added to the page, but plan to go through at least the third round. I will continue to update the signing date/bonus information as it comes out. Links to our three mock drafts are also on that page for reference and archival purposes.
While I am in the mode of wrapping up our 1st round pick project, I wanted to take a moment and provide links to the draft related content that has been published on each of the 30 FanSided MLB team sites in the last week or so as well. I hope you find this list to be of use and value to you, but if it isn’t, it will serve as a fantastic reference for yours truly going forward.
Arizona Diamondbacks – Venom Strikes
Atlanta Braves – Tomahawk Take
Baltimore Orioles – Birds Watcher
Boston Red Sox – BoSox Injection
Chicago Cubs – Cubbies Crib
Chicago White Sox – Southside Showdown
Cincinnati Reds – Blog Red Machine
Cleveland Indians – Wahoo’s on First
6/4 – MLB Draft 2012: Indians Take Tyler Naquin With Top Pick
6/5 – MLB Draft 2012: Scouting Report: Indians’ First Round Pick Tyler Naquin
6/6 – 2012 MLB Draft: Notes and Highlights from Day 2
6/7 – MLB Draft 2012: Indians Highlights from Day 3
Colorado Rockies – Rox Pile
Detroit Tigers – Motor City Bengals
Houston Astros – Climbing Tal’s Hill
Kansas City Royals – Kings of Kauffman
6/4 – Royals Select Kyle Zimmer With Fifth Overall Pick
6/5 – A Name to Remember: Kyle Zimmer
6/6 – Royals Draft Recap: Day 2
6/6 – Royals Finish Draft By Stocking Up on Pitching
6/7 – Royals Officially Sign First Round Pick Kyle Zimmer
Los Angeles Angels – Halo Hangout
Los Angeles Dodgers – Lasorda’s Lair
Miami Marlins – Marlin Maniac
Milwaukee Brewers – Reviewing the Brew
No draft specific content yet but plenty of other Brewers coverage is available.
Minnesota Twins – Puckett’s Pond
New York Mets – Rising Apple
New York Yankees – Yanks Go Yard
6/5 – Yankees select Ty Hensley With 30th Overall Pick
6/5 – Yankees select Austin Aune and Peter O’Brien in Second Round
6/7 – Yankees stick to draft plan, continue to strengthen already deep system
6/14 – Getting to know New York Yankees’ second-round pick Austin Aune
Oakland Athletics – Swingin’ A’s
No draft specific content yet but plenty of other A’s coverage is just waiting to be consumed.
Philadelphia Phillies – That Balls Outta Here
Pittsburgh Pirates – Rum Bunter
Too much content to link, but there are no draft tags or categories used so you’ll have to scroll through the June posts to find the draft related stuff.
San Diego Padres – Chicken Friars
San Francisco Giants – Around the Foghorn
Seattle Mariners – Sodo Mojo
St. Louis Cardinals – Redbird Rants
6/6 – MLB Draft: Day 2 for the St. Louis Cardinals
6/7 – Interview with Draft Pick Steve Bean
6/7 – Interview with Draft Pick Jacob Wilson
6/7 – MLB Draft: Day 3 for the St. Louis Cardinals
6/10 – Interview with Draft Pick Carson Kelly
6/12 – Interview with Draft Picks Kurt Heyer and Alex Mejia
Tampa Bay Rays – Rays Colored Glasses
Too much draft content to link each piece individually, so head here to check out the RCG draft content.
Texas Rangers – Nolan Writin’
Toronto Blue Jays – Jays Journal
6/4 – Jays Journal MLB Live Draft Chat
6/5 – 2012 MLB Draft Targets: Day Two
6/6 – 2012 MLB Draft Day 2 Recap: Rounds 2-8
6/7 – 2012 MLB Draft Update: Blue Jays Sign Three
6/7 – 2012 MLB Draft Day 2 Recap: Rounds 9-15
6/11 – Blue Jays 2012 Draft Tracker
Washington Nationals – District on Deck
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