The first pick of the seventh round, outfielder Kevin Keyes had a big year for Texas but has seen his draft stock plummet as he's matured physically the last three seasons. He's lost some athleticism and moved down the defensive spectrum in the process, but he did hit 14 homers this year at Texas' spacious Disch-Falk Field.
Baltimore may have gotten a nice find in Pepperdine lefty Matt Bywater, who led the nation with three complete-game shutouts. He doesn't have big stuff but throws four pitches for strikes and scrapes 89 mph with his fastball.
The most interesting pick in terms of talent may have been the Indians with the fifth selection of the round with New York prep righthander Robbie Aviles, who was No. 58 on BA's Top 200. A late elbow injury prompted Aviles, who has a partial ligament tear, to slide down draft boards.
Also like the California preps this round, if signable, in RHP A.J. Vanegas (Padres) and OF Michael Lorenzen (Rays).
Red Sox selection Chris Hernandez was BA's Freshman of the Year in 2008, while another lefthander, Oregon State's Josh Osich, missed the whole season with Tommy John surgery. He's very raw as an Idaho prep product with just 51 innings pitched and having missed this season, but he's run his fastball up to 98 mph at times in the past.
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