Slideshow: Augusta's 2012 Major League Baseball draft prospects

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Joseph Boatright, P, Middle Georgia College/Westside High School
The 6-foot-4 freshman went 8-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 12 appearances for Middle Georgia. He was named to The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area First Team a year ago with a 7-1 record and 1.77 ERA in his senior year at Westside High School. (Photo courtesy of Middle Georgia College)
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Stephen Carmon, SS, USC Aiken
Known for his speed and bat control, Carmon stole a school record 100 bases over his career at USC Aiken, including 45 times in 47 attempts this year. He hit a team-best .348 as a senior and struck out just six times in 227 at bats. (Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/Staff)
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Marty Gantt, OF, College of Charleston/North Augusta High School
Known for his pitching in high school, Gantt converted to outfield in college and has found plenty of success at the plate. He led the team in batting average (.375), runs (64), doubles (19), RBI (44), total bases (137), walks (43) and stolen bases (25 for 34) during his senrior year. (Photo: Lisa Kaylor/Staff)
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Kelly Holt, P, USC Aiken
The 21-year-old lefty went 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA over 15 appearances for the Pacers. He struck out 87 batters in 67 2/3 innings. (Photo courtesy of Scott Webster)
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Brandon Love, P, Mercer/Burke County High School
The 22-year-old, left-handed pitcher went 7-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 16 starts for Mercer. He led Burke County to the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs in 2008 with a 7-2 record and 1.21 ERA as a senior.


The 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Players' Draft will begin Monday, June 4 in Secaucus, NJ. with the first round at 7 p.m. Rounds 2-15 will run Tuesday starting at noon, and the remaining rounds will take place Wednesday at noon.

The first round will be televised live on MLB Network. Follow the remaining rounds at's draft page.

Previous top draft picks from the Augusta area include 2006 first-rounder Tyler Colvin (North Augusta, Clemson) and 2009 second-rounder Rich Poythress (Greenbrier, Georgia).

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