The 2012 MLB Draft is right around the corner, which means the Rays have another chance to shine in something that they've had success in during the past years. The Rays have six active Major Leaguers (four with the Rays) currently playing in the big leagues that were picked in the first round, three of them now superstars.
In the 2011 Draft, the Rays had 10 first-round picks, seven of them compensatory (or "sandwich") picks. It's obviously too early to judge the Rays ' draft choices at this point, but nearly a year after the the draft it's about time to see how these prospects are progressing through the Rays' farm system.
Let's take a look at where the Rays' top 10 draft picks from 2011 are found today.