2012 MLB Draft Round 1 Advisors/Players List

Prior coverage of MLB Draft (advisor/player) relationships: 2011

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First Round + Supplemental First Highlights

  • CAA Baseball with 7 clients selected – 11.67%
  • Scott Boras with 6 clients selected – 10%
  • The Legacy Agency with 5 clients selected – 8.33%
  • SFX Baseball with 5 clients selected – 8.33%
  • ICON Sports with 5 clients selected – 8.33%
  • Jet Sports Management with 4 clients selected – 6.67%
  • Sosnick Cobbe with 4 clients selected – 6.67%

First Round

1. Houston Astros - Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy – Advisor: Paul Kinzer (Wasserman Media Group)

2. Minnesota Twins - Byron Buxton, OF, Appling County High School (Ga.) – Advisor: Jet Sports Management

3. Seattle Mariners - Mike Zunino, C, Florida - Advisor: Jet Sports Management

4. Baltimore Orioles - Kevin Gausman, RHP, Louisiana State – Advisor: The Legacy Agency

5. Kansas City Royals - Kyle Zimmer, RHP, San Francisco – Advisor: SFX Baseball

6. Chicago Cubs - Albert Almora, Mater Academy (Fla.) - Advisor: Scott Boras

7. San Diego Padres - Max Fried, LHP, Harvard-Westlake High School (Calif.) – Advisor: CAA Baseball

8. Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford - Advisor: Scott Boras

9. Miami Marlins - Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State - Advisor: ICON Sports

10. Colorado Rockies - David Dahl, Oak Mountain High School (Ala.) - Advisor: Sosnick Cobbe

11. Oakland Athletics - Addison Russell, SS, Pace High School (Fla.) - Advisor: Scott Boras

12. New York Mets - Gavin Cecchini, SS, Barbe High School (La.) - Advisor: ICON Sports

13. Chicago White Sox - Courtney Hawkins, OF, Carroll High School (Tex.) - Advisor: CAA Baseball

14. Cincinnati Reds - Nick Travieso, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy High School (Fla.) – Advisor: Gavin Kahn

15. Cleveland Indians - Tyler Naquin, OF, Texas A&M - Advisor: Hendricks Sports Management

16. Washington Nationals - Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake High School (Calif.) - Advisor: CAA Baseball

17. Toronto Blue Jays - D.J. Davis, OF, Stone County High School (Miss.) - Advisor: Jet Sports Management

18. Los Angeles Dodgers - Corey Seager, SS, Northwest Cabarrus High School (N.C.) - Advisor: Scott Boras

19. St. Louis Cardinals - Michael Wacha, RHP, Texas A&M - Advisor: CAA Baseball

20. San Francisco Giants - Chris Stratton, RHP, Mississippi State - Advisor: Unknown

21. Atlanta Braves - Lucas Sims, RHP, Brookwood High School (Ga.) – Advisor: Jamie Murphy (TWC Sports Management)

22. Toronto Blue Jays - Marcus Stroman, RHP, Duke - Advisor: The Legacy Agency

23. St. Louis Cardinals - James Ramsey, OF, Florida State - Advisor: CSE

24. Boston Red Sox - Deven Marrero, SS, Arizona State - Advisor: Scott Boras

25. Tampa Bay Rays - Richie Shaffer, 1B/3B, Clemson - Advisor: SFX Baseball

26. Arizona Diamondbacks - Stryker Trahan, C, Acadiana High School (La.) - Advisor: CAA Baseball

27. Milwaukee Brewers - Clint Coulter, C, Union High School (Wash.)Advisor: Unknown

28. Milwaukee Brewers - Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern – Advisor: Reynolds Sports Management

29. Texas Rangers - Lewis Brinson, OF, Coral Springs High School (Fla.) - Advisor: SFX Baseball

30. New York Yankees - Ty Hensley, RHP, Santa Fe High School (Okla.) – Advisor: ICON Sports

31. Boston Red Sox - Brian Johnson, LHP, Florida – Advisor: Jet Sports Management

Supplemental First Round

32. Minnesota Twins (for Michael Cuddyer) - Jose Orlando Berrios, RHP, Papa Juan XXIII HS (Puerto Rico) – Advisor: Melvin Roman

33. San Diego Padres (for Heath Bell) - Zach Eflin, RHP, Haggerty High School, (Fla.) – Advisor: Tom O’Connell

34. Oakland Athletics (for Josh Willingham) - Daniel Robertson, SS, Upland High School (Calif.) – Advisor: Dan Lozano

35. New York Mets (for Jose Reyes) - Kevin Plawecki, C, Purdue – Advisor: Jason St. Clair (Lagardère Unlimited)

36. St. Louis Cardinals (for Albert Pujols) - Stephen Piscotty, 3B, Stanford – Advisor: CAA Baseball

37. Boston Red Sox (for Jonathan Papelbon) - Pat Light, RHP, Monmouth - Advisor: Jeff Randazzo

38. Milwaukee Brewers (for Prince Fielder) - Mitch Haniger, OF, Cal Poly - Advisor: Sosnick Cobbe

39. Texas Rangers (for C.J. Wilson) - Joey Gallo, 3B, Bishop Gorman High School (Nev.) - Advisor: The Legacy Agency

40. Philadelphia Phillies (for Ryan Madson) - Shane Watson, RHP, Lakewood High School (Calif.) – Advisor: Lenny Strelitz (Wasserman Media Group)

41. Houston Astros (for Clint Barmes) - Lance McCullers Jr., Jesuit High School (Fla.) - Advisor: Scott Boras

42. Minnesota Twins (for Jason Kubel) - Luke Bard, RHP, Georgia Tech - Advisor: SFX Baseball

43. Chicago Cubs (for Aramis Ramirez) - Pierce Johnson, RHP, Missouri State – Advisor: John Boggs & Associates

44. San Diego Padres (for Aaron Harang) - Travis Jankowski, OF, Stony Brook – Advisor: Excel Sports Management

45. Pittsburgh Pirates (for Ryan Doumit) - Barrett Barnes, OF, Texas Tech – Advisor: ICON Sports

46. Colorado Rockies (for Mark Ellis) - Eddie Butler, RHP, Radford – Advisor: Steve Canter

47. Oakland Athletics (for David DeJesus) - Matt Olson, 1B, Parkview High School (Ga.) – Advisor: Unknown

48. Chicago White Sox (for Mark Buehrle) - Keon Barnum, 1B, King High School (Fla.) – Advisor: Reynolds Sports Management

49. Cincinnati Reds (for Ramon Hernandez) - Jesse Winker, OF, Olympia High School (Fla.) – Advisor: Excel Sports Management

50. Toronto Blue Jays (for Frank Francisco) - Matt Smoral, LHP, Solon High School (Ohio) - Advisor: SFX Baseball

51. Los Angeles Dodgers (for Rod Barajas) - Jesmuel Valentin, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy – Advisor: David Meter

52. St. Louis Cardinals (for Octavio Dotel) - Patrick Wisdom, 3B, St. Mary’s - Advisor: Sosnick Cobbe

53. Texas Rangers (for Darren Oliver) - Collin Wiles, RHP, Blue Valley West High School (Kan.) – Advisor: ICON Sports

54. Philadelphia Phillies (for Raul Ibanez) - Mitch Gueller, RHP, WF West High School (Wash.) – Advisor: CAA Baseball

55. San Diego Padres (for Brett Austin) - Walker Weickel, RHP, Olympia High School (Fla.) – Advisor: The Legacy Agency

56. Chicago Cubs (for Carlos Pena) - Paul Blackburn, RHP, Heritage High School (Calif.) - Advisor: Sosnick Cobbe

57. Cincinnati Reds (for Francisco Cordero) - Jeff Gelalich, OF, UCLA – Advisor: Unknown

58. Toronto Blue Jays (for Jon Rauch) - Mitch Nay, 3B, Hamilton High School (Ariz.) – Advisor: Paul Cohen (TWC Sports Management)

59. St. Louis Cardinals (for Edwin Jackson) - Steve Bean, C, Rockwall High School (Tex.) – Advisor: BBI Sports Group

60. Toronto Blue Jays (for Jose Molina) - Tyler Gonzales, RHP, James Madison High School (Tex.) – Advisor: The Legacy Agency


  • TheSportsResume

    Looks like Scott Boras and CAA Baseball did well.

    • http://www.darrenheitner.com Darren Heitner

      That shouldn’t be surprising.

  • Baseballnut12

    Nick Travieso has Gavin Kahn

  • canonrye@gmail.com

    Looking over this list, very different groups did well. Icon Sports had 5 guys for a smaller group and it seems they’re kind of leading a new category of agency, the power boutique. Agencies that are not as big but still have good clients. Do you see this as a good model?