The Arizona Diamondbacks will be picking a bit later than they are used to thanks to their run at the playoffs last season, but they should still be able to add a solid prospect with their first round pick. The club has the No. 26 pick at the 2012 Draft, which will begin on Monday night.
According to Keith Law of ESPN ($), the D-backs will select right-handed pitcher Ty Buttrey in the first round.
Ty Buttrey, RHP, Providence H.S. (Charlotte, N.C.)
Buttrey is lanky and projectable, although at almost 19 years old, he is one of the oldest prep prospects in the class. I also could see prep righties Lucas Sims or Nick Travieso here.
Arizona could look to add a middle infielder or corner outfielder with their first round pick, but a pitcher does seem to be pretty likely. Buttrey has a lot of potential down the road, but he would need at least a few years in the Minor Leagues to harness his command on the mound. His fastball sits in the low-to-mid 90s and also features a nasty curveball as his main out pitch.