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2012 MLB Draft: Byron Buxton Headlines In-State Talent

John Sickels of SB Nation's Minor League Ball runs down his Top 100 prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft. The state of Georgia lands seven players in the list headlined by high school product Byron Buxton whom Sickels rates as the 5th best player on the list. Brookwood High's Lucas Sims also lands on the list at No. 32.

Georgia Southern's slugging outfielder Victor Roache comes in at No. 25 and is joined by teammate Chris Beck who is at No. 72. Georgia Tech outfielder Brandon Thomas checks in at No. 82 and right handed pitcher Buck Farmer is at No. 93. University of Georgia left handed pitcher Alex Wood comes in at No. 60

Here is a look at the in-state players from Minor League Ball's Top 100:

5) Byron Buxton, OF, Georgia HS: Blazing fast, cannon arm, grade A tools but I have enough questions about his bat to put him behind Correa. University of Georgia commitment.

25) Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern: Would rank at least 10 slots higher without injury uncertainty.

32) Lucas Sims, RHP, Georgia HS: Another impressive package of size, stuff, and athleticism. Clemson commitment.

60) Alex Wood, LHP, University of Georgia: Funky delivery, but throws hard and could reach a major league bullpen quickly.

72) Chris Beck, RHP, Georgia Southern: Stock dipped with his stuff, but still throws strikes and could be a bargain for someone.

82) Brandon Thomas, OF, Georgia Tech: Switch-hitter with athleticism, speed, and power potential. Candidate to go earlier than expected with the new draft rules.

93) Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech: Another advanced college starter with impressive command of solid stuff. Mechanics aren't perfect but has stayed healthy thus far.

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