MLB Mock Draft 2012: Deven Marrero Selected By Pirates In First Round

The Arizona State Sun Devils have a rich history of baseball players making it big in the Major Leagues. All of these players were selected at one point or another at the MLB Draft, whether it be Barry Bonds, Dustin Pedroia or someone else. The 2012 Draft is a little more then a month away, and there is one Sun Devil looking at an early first round selection.

Keith Law of ESPN recently released his first mock draft of the year. According to him, ASU shortstop Deven Marrero will go No. 8 overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Most people saw Marrero as a top-five pick coming into the season, but he didn't have a great year for the Sun Devils. However, the entire industry seems to think the Pirates want him here. I have also heard them on Mississippi State right-hander Chris Stratton.

Many love Marrero's upside despite a somewhat disappointing year, but it appears that MLB clubs are still in love with his game. Assuming his glove sticks at shortstop, he has a ton of value moving forward and could hear his name called very early in June. And given the Pirates' lack of shortstop options in their system, Marrero seems like a strong possibility.

For more on Marrero and the Sun Devils, be sure to check out House of Sparky. Stay tuned to the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream for ASU baseball updates throughout the season.

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