The MLB Mock Draft Database has been updated and now includes 37 different mock drafts for the MLB Draft to be held on June 4, 2012. Keep checking back. As we enter May, we are getting more and more mocks updating on a more consistent basis. The traffic in the MLB Mock Draft Database is picking up nicely.
Just as we have always done for the Original NFL Mock Draft Database, we munched together the most updated mock drafts, ones updated between 4/11/12 and 5/3/12, a total of 15 mock drafts. The mock munch allows you to see what the majority of the updated mocks are projecting for the the Top 5 positions. THIS WEEKEND, the MLB Mock Database will be expanding to the TOP 8 Picks!
Trends: Stanford Pitcher Mark Appel was a dominating first overall pick for months. That is changing. Appel still leads at the top spot, but more updated mocks are starting to look at catcher Mike Zunino and OF Byron Buxton. We will keep an eye on that trend. As for the Washington Nationals, they pick at the 16th slot and there is absolutely no consensus on that pick. As we get more mocks, we will be able to give leaders.
Here are your Top 5 leading projected picks;
|SLOT||LEADING PICK||%||Chg||2nd Projection|
|ASTROS||P Mark Appel||47%||NA||OF Byron Buxton|
|TWINS||C Mike Zunino||33%%||NA||P Kyle Zimmer|
|MARINERS||OF Byron Buxton||47%||NA||C Mike Zunino|
|ORIOLES||P Kevin Gausman||33%||NA||P Lucas Giolito|
|ROYALS||P Kevin Gausman||20%||NA||Several|
P Mark Appel (Stanford University)
Appel has made 10 starts for Stanford. He has posted a 6-1 record with an ERA of 2.73. In 79 innings, Appel has allowed 24 earned runs, walked 20 batters and fanned 81. Batter are hitting .218 against Appel.
C Mike Zunino (Florida)
Zunino has played in 44 games and racked up 167 plate appearances. He has posted a .335 batting average with 18 doubles and 12 home runs. Zunino has scored 36 runs and driven in 43. He has a .389 ob base percentage. Defensively, the Florida catcher has committed two errors.
OF Byron Buxton
Buxton is a high school outfielder in Georgia. The Appling County High School outfielder is batting .566 with an impressive .663 on base percentage. Buxton has added 14 doubles and has scored 46 while driving in 18 RBIs as a lead off hitter. As lead off hitter, Buxton has swiped 28 bases. Buxton also pitches for the high school and is 6-0 with a 1.97 ERA.
P Kevin Gausman (LSU)
Gausman has made 12 SEC starts and posted a 7-1 record with a 3.12 ERA. In 75 total innings, Gausman allowed 26 earned runs, 20 walks, and fanned 97 batters. Batter have hit .242 against Gausman.