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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


By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

4 replies on “2012 MLB Draft Round 1 Advisors/Players List”

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?

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