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June 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

2012 MLB Amateur Draft picks 1-16

The 2012 MLB Amateur Draft is underway on Day 1 and the first 16 picks have been made in the first round. The Houston Astros selected shortstop Carlos Correa, who becomes the highest drafted player out of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy in draft history. He also becomes the first shortstop drafted first overall since the Tampa Bay Rays took Tim Beckham first overall back in the 2008 draft. The New York Mets selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th overall pick, the brother of Red Sox minor leaguer Garin Cecchini.

1. Houston Astros - Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
2. Minnesota Twins - Byron Buxton, OF, Appling County HS (GA)
3. Seattle Mariners - Mike Zunino, C, University of Florida
4. Baltimore Orioles - Kevin Gausman, RHP, LSU
5. Kansas City Royals - Kyle Zimmer, RHP, University of San Francisco
6. Chicago Cubs - Albert Almora, OF, Mater Academy Charter School (FL)
7. San Diego Padres - Max Fried, LHP, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
8. Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford University
9. Miami Marlins - Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State University
10. Colorado Rockies - David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS (AL)
11. Oakland Athletics - Addison Russell, SS, Pace HS (FL)
12. New York Mets - Gavin Cecchini, SS, Barbe HS (LA)
13. Chicago White Sox - Courtney Hawkins, OF, Carroll HS (TX)
14. Cincinnati Reds - Nick Travieso, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
15. Cleveland Indians - Tyler Naquin, OF, Texas A&M
16. Washington Nationals - Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)