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2012 MLB Draft Day 1 Open Thread

Day 1 is going to consist of the 1st round and its supplemental picks. The Padres have 4 picks. They have 1 pick in the actual first round that they earned with their 2011 71-91 record. Their supplemental round picks come as compensation for losing Heath Bell and Aaron Harang in free agency and for not being able to sign 2011 draftee Brett Austin.

Mock drafts vary in accuracy, but three of the prominent ones (ESPN's Keith Law, Baseball America's Jim Callis and MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo) have the Padres selecting Puerto Rican SS Carlos Correa. Another one (Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein) has the team selecting USF (and La Jolla High School) P Kyle Zimmer.

The draft will start at 4PM PT and the Padres first pick should occur around 4:44PM PT. Here's a grid of the team's picks that will get updated after each selection:

Round (Pick #) Name Position Hits/Throws School Height Weight BirthDate Video
Round 1(7) Max Fried P L/L
Harvard-Westlake HS (Calif.) 6'4 170 01/18/1994 Link
Round 1a(33) Zach Eflin P R/R Hagerty HS (FL) 6'4 200 04/08/1994 Link
Round 1a(44) Travis Jankowski OF L/R SUNY Stony Brook (NY) JR
6'3 190 06/15/1991 Link
Round 1a(55) Walker Weickel P R/R Olympia HS (FL) 6'6 195 11/14/1993 Link

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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