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2012 MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America Projects Tyler Naquin To Braves At No. 21

Baseball America has released their latest 2012 MLB mock draft and they have the Atlanta Braves selecting Texas A&M outfielder Tyler Nanquin at No. 21 overall. This latest mock differs from the prior mock draft that had the Braves taking Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache.

During Nanquin's sophomore year at Texas A&M he named an All-American as a sophomore thanks to a .381 average and 104 hits, plus he played for Team USA in the summer of 2011.

Here is a scouting report on Naquin:

Potential tweener. Untested in CF but profile is helped if he can handle the position in pro ball. Solid-average speed, instincts and plus arm give him a good foundation to transition to CF. Has potential to hit and should get on base at a quality level thanks to advanced approach and pitch recognition skills. Power doesn't profile for an outfield corner but would stand up in CF. Could hit .280 with 30 doubles and 12-14 home runs during his best seasons.

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