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2012 MLB Mock Draft 1.0: Appel Holding Strong

The MLB Draft is just a couple weeks away, and that means it's Mock Draft season once again. While the new rules in the CBA make this year's draft as challenging to handicap as ever, there is never a shortage of rumors to work with when it comes to constructing a mock draft. With that said, here is Scout.com's latest look at who may be going where in this year's first round.

Pick1Mark Appel | RHP | StanfordHouston AstrosANALYSIS: All signs point to the Astros taking a somewhat affordable route with this pick. As it happens, the best talent in the country may also be able to give them the best deal. Appel is a Houston native as well as an Astros' fan. Gausman is also a strong possibility, and Buxton has an outside shot. Pick2Byron Buxton | OF | Appling County H.S...

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