With just hours before the 2017 draft class starts getting their names called on the MLB Network, we wanted to take a look back to see how things have changed with the draft class with which it’s been most compared. A lot can happen in five years. In fact, a lot can happen in three years as well (the first time we redrafted the 2012 crop was back in 2014). So we assigned 35 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were both selected and signed in 2012. Here's how the new draft shook out:

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Carlos Correa, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Carlos Correa, SS (2012 no. 1 pick)
Draft Position Change: 0
Explanation: Well, then. As it was in June of 2012, compelling arguments can be made for other players. The differences between Carlos Correa and Corey Seager are nearly impossible to express quantitatively. But Correa, already a star, nonetheless stands out as a singular player who most frequently causes involuntary raising of the eyebrows. The suspicion, the conviction, that there is another explosive level of stardom here keeps Correa in the No. 1 slot. —Zach Crizer

1:2 Minnesota Twins
Actual Selection: Byron Buxton, CF
Re-Draft Selection: Corey Seager, SS (2012 no. 18 pick)
Draft Position Change: +16
Explanation: Like Correa, Seager is a large physically imposing shortstop that faced a lot of questions about whether he could stick at the position. Well, Seager has proven he can handle short, and the bat might be even better than we thought. He was supposed to be his brother, Kyle, with more power, but has become his brother, with a better average. Either way, his offensive profile plays in heart of the Dodgers lineup for years to come. —J.H. Schroeder

1:3 Seattle Mariners
Actual Selection: Mike Zunino, C
Re-Draft Selection: Addison Russell, SS (2012 no. 11 pick)
Draft Position Change: +8
Explanation: As you can see from the players taken first and second in this redraft, a cornerstone shortstop is an incredible asset. While he doesn’t have the premium bat of Correa or Seager, Russell looks like an above-average contributor at one of the game’s toughest positions at just 23 years old. He projects to flash above-average defense at shortstop indefinitely, his power/patience combo should make him a valuable contributor for the next decade, and—best of all—he’s not Mike Zunino. —Bryan Grosnick

1:4 Baltimore Orioles
Actual Selection: Kevin Gausman, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Marcus Stroman, RHP (2012 no. 22 pick)
Draft Position Change: +18
Explanation: If you go and dig up literally any pre-draft scouting report on Stroman, chances are you'll read about his (lack of) size within the first couple lines. And then you'll go on to read all about his top-shelf combination of stuff and projection, including four average-or-better pitches and the kind of premium athleticism that breeds quality command. Stroman has defied the odds that typically banish 5-foot-8 types to the bullpen on sight, and has developed into one of the more delightfully consistent young three-to-four-WARP starters in the American League. —Wilson Karaman

1:5 Kansas City Royals
Actual Selection: Kyle Zimmer, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Byron Buxton, OF (2012 no. 2 pick)
Draft Position Change: -3
Explanation: Kansas City wouldn’t have been able to pass on Buxton here. The combination of power and speed was tremendous coming out of high school, giving him a realistic floor of former-Royal Jarrod Dyson. Even if Kansas City had the foresight to know Buxton would struggle to adjust to big league pitching, they’d be drafting an elite defender at a premium position. The fact that he’s over 650 PA into his career and still striking over 34 percent is certainly alarming, but all the tools are still there waiting to be tapped by the 23-year-old center fielder. —Matt Pullman

1:6 Chicago Cubs
Actual Selection: Albert Almora, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Lance McCullers, RHP (2012 no. 41 pick)
Draft Position Change: +35
Explanation: McCullers offers a track record of Major League production that I value highly, but he also offers a lot of upside here, some of which he seems to be reaching this season. He has a career DRA under 3.00, and has improved substantially each year in the bigs. He has been throwing his elite curve nearly 50 percent of the time since the end of last year, which helps convince me these gains are legitimate. The only major issue with McCullers thus far has been injuries, but he’s so good when on the mound that I don’t mind. If he manages to stay healthy, he’s a borderline ace. —Emmett Rosenbaum

1:7 San Diego Padres
Actual Selection: Max Fried, SP
Re-Draft Selection: David Dahl, OF (2012 no. 10 pick)
Draft Position Change: +3
Explanation: My affinity for Dahl is well known at this point, so it shouldn't be shocking that I opted for him in this slot. He's still a no-doubt center fielder and his brief MLB trial went well at the plate. I'm a believer in the defensive profile, speed, power, and ability to hit for average, making him an impact player. —Mark Anderson

1:8 Pittsburgh Pirates
Actual Selection: Mark Appel, RHP (did not sign)
Re-Draft Selection: Jose Berrios, RHP (2012 no. 32 pick)
Draft Position Change: +24
Explanation: With the exception of shortstop, the Pirates have young talent all over the field in the bigs and in the minors. However, the top tier of shortstops in this draft class have all been selected already, and to select a defense-first shortstop prospect like Deven Marrero at this point would be a reach. Pitcher Jose Berrios is an excellent consolation prize as he offers a big fastball and elite breaking ball. If he learns to harness his control, he would potentially serve as an extremely strong third option in the Bucs' rotation for the next half-decade or so alongside youngsters Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. —Rich Funaro

1:9 Miami Marlins
Actual Selection: Andrew Heaney, LHP
Re-Draft Selection: Lewis Brinson, OF (2012 no. 29 pick)
Draft Position Change: +20
Explanation: I've long been on the Brinson Bandwagon and with his continued progress in reducing his strikeout rate while still hitting for power, it's an easy call at this point. He's a potential impact glove in center field, and the gains he's made at the plate are borderline remarkable. While everyone taken before Brinson so far in this draft has reached the majors, it wouldn't surprise me to see him outproduce at least a few of them over the course of his career. It's not often you get to secure an up-the-middle player who can impact the game on both sides of the ball, so I'm thrilled to be able to do so at pick 10. —Craig Goldstein

1:10 Colorado Rockies
Actual Selection: David Dahl, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Joey Gallo, 3B (2012 no. 39 pick)
Draft Position Change: +29
Explanation: Yes, the Rockies already have Nolan Arenado at third base. However, with Berrios off the board, I cannot pass on someone with 80 power and currently tied for the second most homers in the majors at just 23 years old. Gallo's approach remains a work in progress, but especially with Coors Field as his home ballpark, he could realistically become one of the most productive hitters in the league for years to come. —Erich Rothmann

1:11 Oakland Athletics
Actual Selection: Addison Russell, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Kevin Gausman, RHP (2012 no. 4 pick)
Draft Position Change: -6
Explanation: Gausman is a 26-year-old pitcher who has already logged a 30-start, 3.1-WARP season. He'll likely eclipse 100 MLB starts before he turns 27. He possesses a deep arsenal and sits at 95 mph with his fastball. He hasn't quite gotten the feel pitches yet, but again, he's 26. Even if he doesn't max out and claim 'ace' status, he gives the A's a solid 2 or 3 starter for years to come (or until they unload him for a massive prospect haul). —Kendall Guillemette

1:12 New York Mets
Actual Selection: Gavin Cecchini, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Lucas Giolito, RHP (2012 no. 16 pick)
Draft Position Change: +4
Explanation: Gausman would've been the obvious pick here, and the Fake Mets War Room did not react favorably when he disappeared just one pick ago. Now, the age-old scouting dilemma rears its head once more. Do you take the fast-track college pitcher or the prep project with the potential to be a bona fide ace? Giolito has fewer big-league starts than Michael Wacha has career WARP, but he's three years younger and still has a higher ceiling. So, do you feel lucky, punk? The Mets do—if Giolito flames out, their rotation will be just fine, and if he lives up to his potential they've got a spare ace in their hand. —Colin Anderle

1:13 Chicago White Sox
Actual Selection: Courtney Hawkins, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Jake Lamb, 3B (2012 no. 213 pick)
Draft Position Change: +200
Explanation: A sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft, Lamb has blossomed into a righty-mashing force in Arizona. Yes, the platoon splits can be a bit ugly and his BABIP tells us his strong 2017 average might be a mirage. But Lamb doesn't look out of place in the middle of the order against right-handers, and while he's a little old (already 26) he should flirt with 30 bombs for the next several seasons. Perhaps most tellingly, Zach Mortimer has yet to throw a 30 on Lamb. #RIPMort —Ben Carsley

1:14 Cincinnati Reds
Actual Selection: Nick Travieso, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Michael Wacha, RHP (2012 no. 19 pick)
Draft Position Change: +5
Explanation: With his velocity back up to the mid-90s, Wacha is back to his pre-2016 efficacy. Durability is certainly an issue here, but when he's healthy he's been a remarkably steady mid-rotation arm, posting sub-4.00 DRAs every year that…well again, wasn't 2016. He doesn't offer the potential ace production that, say, a McCullers does, but 140-160 quality innings or so a year seems like an excellent return at this stage of the draft. And I know best player available is the most important analysis, but this is also 140-160 innings being taken away from… *squints* Lisalverto Bonilla and Bronson Arroyo on this Reds team. —Nick Schaefer

1:15 Cleveland Indians
Actual Selection: Tyler Naquin, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Alex Wood, LHP (2012 no. 85 pick)
Draft Position Change: +70
Explanation: So it's fair to say that there are injury concerns with Wood, who is currently on the DL with an inflamed SC joint. That's not pleasant. What is pleasant, however, is the prospect of adding the 26-year-old lefty to a rotation that already boasts a couple Cy Young caliber arms. Wood can seamlessly slide in and take over Josh Tomlin's innings, giving the Tribe an instant upgrade. And as we've seen this season, when healthy, Wood can be a game changing, top of the rotation talent. When healthy. But seriously, the health is an issue. —Mark Barry

1:16 Washington Nationals
Actual Selection: Lucas Giolito, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Jesse Winker, OF (2012 no. 49 pick)
Draft Position Change: +33
Explanation: The on-base machine had a cup of coffee but has yet to crack the Reds roster for good. At this writing, that probably wouldn't be the case in DC. The power you'd like from an outfielder hasn't emerged, but it's hard to argue with a 23-year-old who has climbed the ladder with an on-base rate of about .400. —Harry Pavlidis

1:17 Toronto Blue Jays
Actual Selection: D.J. Davis, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Albert Almora Jr., OF (2012 no. 6 pick)
Draft Position Change: -11
Explanation: With some current major league pitchers I was targeting off the board, I had a choice between a few top 101 outfielders (Almora Jr. and Alford). I decided to take Almora Jr. over the current Blue Jay because he is a little bit farther ahead in his development as a hitter and he is capable of playing all outfield positions. Almora Jr. has the potential to be an above average hitter at the big league level, and while he lags behind in the power department, he's shown fairly well during his time with the Cubs thus far. Plus, he's only 23 years old and would make for a solid replacement of Jose Bautista in the outfield, even though he's a much different player. —Greg Goldstein

1:18 Los Angeles Dodgers
Actual Selection: Corey Seager, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Stephen Piscotty, OF (2012 no. 36 pick)
Draft Position Change: +18
Explanation: Taking Piscotty is the middle of this redraft is like going to an ice cream parlor and ordering vanilla with just a drizzling of fudge. It might look boring but it’ll get the job done. The new Dodger has been a four-plus win player in about a season and a half despite steadily bad defensive metrics, but as a very solid on-base and decent-enough power hitter, he can start regularly for a team that fancies itself a contender year in and year out. —Bret Sayre

1:19 St. Louis Cardinals
Actual Selection: Michael Wacha, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Edwin Diaz, RHP (2012 no. 98 pick)
Draft Position Change: +79
Explanation: This pick is both a little in character and a little out of character for the Cardinals. They had shown a propensity for taking big arms and turning them into productive major league pitchers. Of the pitchers remaining, Diaz's upside is the most intriguing. Sure, the concerns about the secondary pitches were real. However, there are few teams who have shown a better ability to develop pitchers at this point. —Eric Roseberry

1:20 San Francisco Giants
Actual Selection: Chris Stratton, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Devon Travis, 2B (2012 no. 424 pick)
Draft Position Change: +404
Explanation: Of the 7(!) 13th rounders to make the big leagues from the 2012 draft, Travis has easily been the most valuable. While this is more a floor pick versus upside, Travis (when healthy) has produced at an above-average rate. He brings power, quality defense, a hit tool, and speed that few others can provide. —Steve Givarz

1:21 Atlanta Braves
Actual Selection: Lucas Sims, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Josh Hader, LHP (2012 no. 582 pick)
Draft Position Change: +561
Explanation: This draft, for all the talent at the top, drops off fast. This isn't to insult Hader—a pitcher I liked in the Texas League prior to his trade to the Brewers—but rather a comment on why bumping a former 19th rounder up into the first isn't the insane thing it might seem. Hader's an exciting pitcher, for his low draft position, a slingy, deceptive lefty with a plus slider (sound familiar?) and only the command piece missing. Of course, the command piece is the difference between a low-rotation starter and a high-rotation starter, but he's still young, and the PCL (especially a home park of Colorado Springs) is deceiving. —Kate Morrison

1:22 Toronto Blue Jays
Actual Selection: Marcus Stroman, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Matt Duffy, SS (2012 no. 568 pick)
Draft Position Change: +546
Explanation: After opting for surgery to remove a bursa in his heel, Matt Duffy is currently down with muscle atrophy. Everyone knows Duffy had a monster 2015 that placed him second in NL ROY voting to Kris Bryant, but what everyone might not know is his defense, which was well above average at the hot corner. Though he only played 91 games last season, expect him to hold down short everyday with both his glove and his bat once his injury…heals. —Javier Barragan

1:23 St. Louis Cardinals
Actual Selection: James Ramsey, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Carson Kelly, C (2012 no. 86 pick)
Draft Position Change: +63
Explanation: This guy exudes 'The Cardinal Way'. In his first couple of pro seasons, Kelly immersed himself in the transition to catching and the results were impressive. In the past year, he has turned his attention to improving his offense and he is showing similar progress. By the time he goes to St. Louis to learn at the feet of the master, he's going to be a complete catcher. He will never be sexy, but he will be a plus defender, a good handler of a staff and a useful contributor to the offense. Sometime in 2030, as Kelly begins winding down a career which will include a few Gold Gloves and even an All-Star appearance or two, people are going to be wondering (assuming they can stand the alliteration), "Hey, who was the Cardinals' catcher before Carson Kelly"? —Scott Delp

1:24 Boston Red Sox
Actual Selection: Deven Marrero, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Anthony Alford, OF (2012 no. 112 pick)
Draft Position Change: +88
Explanation: I felt better about this pick before (a) Alford got hurt again and (b) it was pointed out to me that Mitch Haniger was still available here. I still feel pretty good about it since most of the injuries have been of the fluke variety and Alford has true centerfield tools. He's gotten a cup of coffee in the majors already and adjusted well to Double-A before that. If he were midseason list eligible, he'd be an easy Top 50 choice and projects as an above-average, up-the-middle player. That's a nice grab in this spot. —Jeffrey Paternostro

1:25 Tampa Bay Rays
Actual Selection: Richie Shaffer, 3B
Re-Draft Selection: Mitch Haniger, OF (2012 no. 38 pick)
Draft Position Change: +13
Explanation: It took a long time for everything to come together, which isn't what you hope for from any draftee—especially a college bat. Now that Haniger has found the swing and approach that truly suit him, though, it's easy to see a medium-term future full of good things. He has raw power, and he's found the way to tap into it consistently. He runs well, gets good breaks in the outfield, throws well. If he can stay healthy, he should be a first-division regular for the next few years. After his early adversity, that's a hell of a thing. —Matthew Trueblood

1:26 Arizona Diamondbacks
Actual Selection: Stryker Trahan, C
Re-Draft Selection: Eddie Butler, RHP (2012 no. 46 pick)
Draft Position Change: +20
Explanation: Look, Eddie Butler—right now—isn't a star. And in something like 80 percent of all future universes, he's not a star either. But after starting his professional career with the Rockies, who've killed a pitcher or two in their time, Butler is now with the Cubs, whose pitching infrastructure has turned around tougher cases before. Check back in a half-decade; Butler may have a handful of 10-win seasons under his belt by then. —Rian Watt

1:27 Milwaukee Brewers
Actual Selection: Clint Coulter, C
Re-Draft Selection: Zach Eflin, RHP (2012 no. 33 pick)
Draft Position Change: +6
Explanation: Eflin just crossed the 100-inning threshold as a major leaguer, and there are still questions that need answering. What do we know? He has flashed an above-average fastball at times and has shown above-average command of his pitches at every stop. That being said, Eflin's fastball can be a bit straight, and he's had a tough time striking guys out as a result. He was pitching well for the Phillies early in 2017 before three disastrous starts saw him head back to AAA to regroup. He is still just 23 years old. Every team needs a reliable back-end starter, and Eflin should sort himself out to be just that once he figures out his secondary pitches. —Victor Filoromo

1:28 Milwaukee Brewers
Actual Selection: Victor Roache, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Max Fried, LHP (2012 no. 7 pick)
Draft Position Change: -21
Explanation: It's been a bumpy ride for the 23-year-old Fried, who hasn't yet advanced beyond Double-A. He's still left-handed though, and still possesses two plus-potential pitches in his fastball and deuce. He's used that combination and a developing changeup to strike out more than a batter per inning since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2014, even as he's struggled to keep runs off the board. There's substantial risk of a flameout or a medium-leverage bullpen outcome. There's also some possibility Fried develops into the frontline starter the Padres thought he'd be when they popped him 7th overall five years ago. —Greg Wellemeyer

1:29 Texas Rangers
Actual Selection: Lewis Brinson, OF
Re-Draft Selection: Matt Strahm, LHP (2012 no. 643 pick)
Draft Position Change: +624
Explanation: Digging deep into the draft board unearths this southpaw, who I'll select with the Rangers' late first round pick. Drafted out of Neosho County Community College, Strahm has flashed well above average strikeout capabilities without severe lapse in control at every level he's touched. Now more than three years removed from Tommy John surgery, it may elude some that he made 18 starts at AA during the 2016 season before being called up to work out of the bullpen. The tantalizing profile Strahm can provide if stretched back out into a starter is what I'm most intrigued by with this selection. Sure it's a risky pick, but for a team that hopes to one day avenge its 2010-2011 lapses in the World Series, Strahm is a piece that Mike Maddux and now Doug Brocail can mold into the shape of their choosing. —Lance Brozdowski

1:30 New York Yankees
Actual Selection: Ty Hensley, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Andrew Toles, OF (2012 no. 119 pick)
Draft Position Change: +99
Explanation: While many would think Toles will provide the Yankees a high floor prospect, I believe he can provide a lot more value, especially at the plate. While the speed and defense are a given, Toles was starting to show a lot more power, prior to the injury, than most expected, and while this could easily be brushed off as a "hot streak" I believe this is a sign of things to come and will come as a pleasant surprise to many. The ceiling is the roof. —Derek Florko

1:31 Boston Red Sox
Actual Selection: Brian Johnson, LHP
Re-Draft Selection: Chris Taylor, SS (2012 no. 161 pick)
Draft Position Change: +130
Explanation: When baseball scholars look back on Seattle's Jack Zduriencik era, someday in the distant future, they will place the vast majority of the blame on the failures of the player development department, rather than the decisions he ultimately made. There were questions surrounding Taylor's ability as a hitter coming out of Virginia Tech, but he never received more than 200 major-league plate appearances in a single-season in a Mariner uniform. He's already surpassed that total in Los Angeles this season. Not only has he settled in as a versatile defender, but he's also blossomed into an offensive force at the plate. The ongoing metamorphosis has put him in the Dodgers plans long-term, leaving us to wonder if he could have enjoyed a similar fate in Seattle. —George Bissell

1:32 Minnesota Twins
Actual Selection: Jose Berrios, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Travis Jankowski, OF (2012 no. 44 pick)
Draft Position Change: +12
Explanation: Five-hundred thirty-eight plate appearances into his career, the former Stony Brook Seawolf has a .229/.309/.305 slash line with a .231 TAv. While those numbers are far from a superstar's, they don’t write him off. In fact, his TAv is in line with that of Billy Hamilton, who has posted a .234 mark over nearly 1800 trips to the plate in his time in the bigs. No, Jankowski’s speed isn’t quite Hamilton-esque, but still enough to make him a capable regular in center field. It’s not a sexy profile, but you’d take a capable regular in center field with the 32nd overall pick any given day. —Kazuto Yamazaki

1:33 San Diego Padres
Actual Selection: Zach Eflin, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Tyler Naquin, OF (2012 no. 15 pick)
Draft Position Change: -18
Explanation: Had we done this exercise before the 2017 season, Naquin probably would've went in the top ten or fifteen. He hit .296/.372/.514 as the semi-regular CF for the AL champion Indians in 2016, placing third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. Sent down in April as the guy struggling with options in a roster crunch, Naquin crushed Triple-A just like you'd expect for a few weeks and then went on the MILB disabled list with a back injury that he should be returning soon from. Though he's still in a log-jammed playing time situation, Naquin's long-term outlook really hasn't changed much despite the weird opening to the season, and I think he's better than the mix of relievers and okay but not great prospects still available here. —Jarrett Seidler

1:34 Oakland Athletics
Actual Selection: Daniel Robertson, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Brett Phillips, OF (2012 no. 189 pick)
Draft Position Change: +155
Explanation: Picking this late in the draft, I had the choice of several middle relievers, replacement level position players, and guys who were becoming too old to be labeled a prospect. Choosing Phillips gives me a high floor prospect that still has youth on his side, just turning 23 last month. He is a quality make up guy with the speed and arm to play all three outfield positions. At worst, he's going to be a fourth outfielder and with improvement at the plate he can become a solid everyday centerfielder. Also, Phillips grew up playing HORSE with his neighbor Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Oh yeah! —Nathan Graham

1:35 New York Mets
Actual Selection: Kevin Plawecki, C
Re-Draft Selection: Ty Blach, LHP (2012 no. 178 pick)
Draft Position Change: +143
Explanation: Not a lot to choose from down here at no. 35, as this pick basically amounted to Blach vs. Andrew Triggs, with Keone Kela also an option. Blach and Triggs are essentially a coin flip, but I'll go with Blach based on his age (he is two years younger) and the fact that I'm more confident in him remaining a starter. The ceiling is low—Blach is striking out an absurdly low 3.5 batters per nine innings—but he's excelled throughout his career in inducing weak contact and would rank among the top 20 in the majors in least amount of hard contact allowed if he qualified. This isn't enough of a strength to totally offset his total lack of strikeouts, but it's easier to project Blach as a solid back-of-the-rotation starter than Triggs, and I'll also take that ceiling over that of a decent mid-reliever like Kela. So Blach it is. —Collin Whitchurch

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Thank you for this; really like looks back at prior analysis.
these are fantastic
It's not a clear=cut choice, I know, but being 5 months older, Seager has an .885 OPS to .838 advantage despite playing in one of the few pitchers' parks remaining. Correa gets a huge advantage from his home park. At this point, it seems the edge should go to Seager. With 5 years having passed, isn't that the point of having 3 years of data?