MLB Draft Preview: Prep Seniors – 2012


Compiled By: Austin Alexander – June 4, 2012

lylesjordan-astros11.jpgThe workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged and final organizational meetings have been had… and now it’s finally draft time!smoakjustin-hr11.jpg As we mosey around South Carolina throughout the calendar, we are often asked to make predictions on the upcoming draft, who will be taken, which round will they go in, who is most signable, etc. We’ve asked a few questions of our own to some ‘bigwigs’ and threw in our two cents as well.

But this year is a different animal altogether… Check out the drastically new draft rules: 2012 Draft 

The entire process has always been a crapshoot, even for those making the final decisions so we aren’t going to take a stab at which round, but below is what we did come up with regards to who has a chance to be drafted this week. Admittedly, every single scout that we spoke with said we would learn alot from this draft to be a little more bold with our prognostication in future years.

Our crystal ball comes with far less confidence than past years, but here it is: 

-Palmetto State Players Receiving Pro Interest this Spring-

 Name  High School  Position  Signed
 *Erich Knab
 Carolina Forest  RHP  Sptg Methodist
 *Jamie Callahan  Dillon  RHP  South Carolina
 Wales Toney  TL Hanna  RHP  Clemson
 Steven Duggar  Byrnes  OF  Clemson
 David Houser  AC Flora  C  Tennessee
 Alex Cunningham  Byrnes  RHP  Coastal Carolina
 *Kwinton Smith  Dillon  OF  South Carolina (FB)
 Maleeke Gilbson  Laurence Manning  OF  Clemson
 Tyler Jackson  Wren  RHP  South Carolina
 Nathan Helvey  Fort Mill  RHP  C of C
 Jason Smith  Gilbert  OF  Citadel
 Connor Owings  Gilbert  INF  Coastal Carolina
 Andrew Cox  Belton-Honea Path  OF  Clemson

*Have been picked so far in 2012 Draft 

More Info… Monday night 60 picks, Tuesday Rounds 2-15, Wednesday Rounds 16-40