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The Boston Red Sox drafted former Arkansas redshirt sophomore outfielder Andrew Benintendi, pictured, in the first round as much for his speed as his surprising 2015 power (20 home runs led nation).
The Pittsburgh Pirates took former UCLA shortstop Kevin Kramer (No. 3 pictured in 2012 College World Series vs. Arizona) with their second round choice after selecting former Wildcats shortstop Kevin Newman in the first round.
Florida (50-16) surprisingly routed Miami (FL) (49-16) by 12 runs in one of the weekend's biggest surprises.
Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson, pictured, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with their first overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
The Houston Astros had the honor of the first pick in this year’s draft, and they had more to deal with than just the normal pressure of a team trying not to miss on the first overall selection.
High school prospects are often less hurt by a less than astounding senior year because teams’ scouts already have an idea of the skills and upside of a prospect. It takes something more to make truly special players fall down the draft boards.
With the regular season winding down and the “Road to Omaha” kicking off, we take a look at some of the best players trying to propel their teams to the CWS.
Which curse is that again?
In DraftNasty baseball insider Tim Kaiser's final preseason Big Board, we learn that while several Division I prospects make appearances, it's the national prep level stars who may reign supreme in the early portion of the 2012 MLB Draft.
Florida SS Nelson Fontana (pictured batting) makes the latest list of prospects featured in DraftNasty baseball insider Tim Kaiser's most recent preseason Big Board rankings.