MLB draft impact fantasy players

Updated: June 12, 2013, 3:00 PM ET
By Jim Callis | Baseball America

By the time baseball's 2013 amateur draft began last night, five players from the 2012 draft had already reached the major leagues: righthanders Kevin Gausman (Baltimore Orioles) and Michael Wacha (St. Louis Cardinals) and lefties Paco Rodriguez (Los Angeles Dodgers), Alex Wood (Atlanta Braves) and Michael Roth (Los Angeles Angels).

First-round picks Gausman and Wacha could make significant contributions this season, highlighting how fast draftees can have an impact on both real and fantasy baseball. Here are six names from the 2013 draft who could help your fantasy team sooner rather than later, ranked in order of immediate impact.


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