Major League Baseball has completed the second day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, which was held via conference call on Tuesday from 12:00 â€“ 7:30 p.m. (EDT). In total, 488 players have been selected through the first 15 rounds and two compensation rounds.
The First-Year Player Draft will resume on Wednesday via conference call beginning with the 16th round at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The Draft will have 40 rounds and a Club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds.
MLB.com will continue to offer comprehensive live programming of the Draftâ€™s final day, including a live pick-by-pick stream, expert commentary and the exclusive Draft Tracker, a searchable database of every draft-eligible player, featuring statistics, scouting reports and video highlights.
Five players who were in attendance at Studio 42 were all selected in the opening round, including shortstop Carlos Correa, who was drafted out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy by the Houston Astros with the top overall selection.Â The others included Oklahoma State left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney (9th overall, MIA); Barbe H.S. (LA) shortstop Gavin Cecchini (12th overall, NYM); Carroll H.S. (TX) outfielder Courtney Hawkins (13th overall, CWS); and Union H.S. (WA) catcher Clint Coulter (27th overall, MIL).
Thirteen pitchers, including 10 right-handers and three left-handers, were selected in the first round of the Draft, the most among all positions.Â Other players taken in the opening round featured nine outfielders, five shortstops, three catchers and one third baseman.Â Clemsonâ€™s Richie Shaffer, who was taken 25th overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, was the lone third baseman selected in the first round.Â For the first time since 2007, no second basemen were selected in the first round, and there were no first basemen selected in the opening round for the third time in four years, with the lone exception coming last year.
Following is a complete list of each choice made thus far in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
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Source: Major League Baseball
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