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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 383 Tampa Bay Rays Jason McEachern RHP St. Stephens HS, Hickory, N.C. N.C.
2 384 Pittsburgh Pirates Seth Gardner OF Highland Park HS, Dallas Texas
3 385 Kansas City Royals John Flanagan RHP Southwestern Illinois JC Ill.
4 386 Baltimore Orioles Corey Thomas 3B Middleton HS, Tampa Fla.
5 387 San Francisco Giants Juan Perez OF Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
Juan Carlos Perez put up the craziest statistics in the state. Playing at hitter-friendly Western Oklahoma JC, he set a Division II junior college records with 37 homers (one short of the overall juco mark) and 102 RBIs while batting .465 with a 1.102 slugging percentage. While his stats might be inflated, the 6-foot, 185-pounder has legitimate tools. He has a sound swing with bat speed and easy power, average speed and arm strength, and a chance to play center field. The bigger issues with Perez are his age (he'll be 22 in November) and his immigration status. A Dominican, he stayed in the United States after his original tourist visa expired, which could prevent him from gaining a work visa to play pro ball. If he gets his paperwork, he could go in the first 10 rounds.
6 388 Florida Marlins Danny Pertusati 2B Damien HS, La Verne, Calif. Calif.
7 389 Cincinnati Reds Blaine Howell LHP Pensacola (Fla.) JC Fla.
Blaine Howell has dominated for Pensacola JC, but scouting departments aren't sure where to put his name on their boards. A lefthander pitching between 90-92 mph, Howell has made it known that he plans to go on his Mormon mission and won't be available for pro ball for at least two years. He is a true pro prospect, complementing his above-average fastball with an exceptional curveball, and could be a valuable lefty in a major league bullpen down the road.
8 390 Chicago White Sox Dexter Carter RHP Old Dominion Va.
Dexter Carter opened the season as the Sunday starter, but command trouble limited his work and relegated him to the bullpen. Carter was a 12th-round pick of the Rangers in 2005 coming out of high school, and his 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame and live arm still give scouts plenty to dream on. His fastball has touched 97 and he pitches around 92 mph. Carter's slider can also be a plus pitch, but like his fastball is inconsistent.
9 391 Washington Nationals Blake Stouffer 2B Texas A&M Texas
Blake Stouffer, was a fourth-round pick of the Reds in 2007, when he led NCAA Division I with 85 RBIs. Scouts saw him as a switch-hitter with gap power and solid speed, and the big knock on him was that he didn't profile well defensively at any position. After negotiations soured with Cincinnati, Stouffer came back for his senior season and proved he could handle second base well enough to play there in pro ball. But his offensive performance regressed, and he's unlikely to get the $200,000 the Reds reportedly offered him a year ago.
10 392 Houston Astros Kyle Godfrey RHP Hiwassee (Tenn.) JC Tenn.
11 393 Texas Rangers Ed Koncel SS Joliet (Ill.) JC Ill.
12 394 Oakland Athletics Dan Thomas RHP South Florida Fla. $100,000
As a redshirt sophomore, Thomas was the Bulls' Saturday starter in 2007 and was drafted by the Cardinals in the 44th round. He returned to school to take on the Friday night ace role this season. Even though his statistics aren't gaudy, Thomas has boosted his draft stock. Typically pitching at 90-93 mph, he continues to improve his arm strength and has been seen up to 95. He also throws a true downer curveball and has excellent feel for his above-average changeup. With clean mechanics and a high three-quarters arm slot, Thomas pitches downhill with plane but little deception. He had Tommy John surgery as a senior in high school in 2004, then felt discomfort in his arm again last season and was shut down after just 28 innings--though he did not require surgery. Thomas is a projectable 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and could add velocity to his fastball. He will get a chance to start at the pro level but could end up in the bullpen.
13 395 St. Louis Cardinals Mitch Harris RHP Navy Md.
A senior at Navy, Harris has been one of the top pitchers in the Patriot League for the past two years and entered this season as the league's top draft prospect. He has been a two-way standout for the Midshipmen, but he is strictly a pitcher for pro consideration. Blessed with an ideal pitcher's frame, Harris is athletic and consistently pitches in the low 90s. He has plus command of three pitches--fastball, slider and changeup--and all three have potential to be major league average. He sustained a minor shoulder separation in a pre-season intrasquad scrimmage after hitting a home run, tripping over first base and landing awkwardly on his right arm. He didn't make his first start until the end of March, but quickly regained form when he returned to action. Of more concern to teams is his military commitment, which is five years unless the Navy changes its mind. Some Navy athletes have served just two years active duty, but even that would drive Harris down draft boards. Naval officials were still considering options for Harris, who hoped to have an arrangement worked out by draft day. He would be a lock for the first five rounds on talent, but his service commitment makes him a huge question mark.
14 396 Minnesota Twins Michael Harrington OF College of Charleston S.C.
Charleston's other hitting prospect is Michael Harrington, who beat out Jeremie Tice--and the rest of the nation--with 26 home runs this season. Harrington was drafted last year by the Orioles in the 38th round and should be a good senior sign this June. He has obvious power and is a decent runner--most likely putting him in left field at the pro level.
15 397 Los Angeles Dodgers Lenell McGee OF Oakton (Ill.) CC Ill.
16 398 Milwaukee Brewers Rob Wooten RHP North Carolina N.C.
17 399 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Daly RHP Hawaii Hawaii
Matt Daly opened eyes as a freshman reliever for the Rainbow Warriors, hitting 96 mph and showing the durability to pitch back-to-back games as a short reliever. He was a key piece of their 2006 regional team. After starting in the Cape Cod League last summer (and throwing a no-hitter), though, Daly wanted to start this spring for Hawaii, and he didn't throw enough strikes to succeed. He peaked at 94 mph as a starter, and at 5-foot-10, his fastball lacks the downward plane to be effective without better command. Daly's not just an arm strength guy; his slider and changeup are good enough for him to start. He just needs better command of his fastball. He was still generating single-digit interest as a potential middle reliever.
18 400 Atlanta Braves Travis Adair SS Cleveland State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $117,500
19 401 Chicago Cubs Tony Campana OF Cincinnati Ohio
Cincinnati has not one but two 5-foot-8 position players who will get the chance to play pro ball in Tony Campana and Josh Harrison. Campana, who spent his first two college seasons at UNC Asheville, led NCAA Division I with 1.07 steals per game in 2007 and swiped 44 more as a senior. He has top-of-the-line speed and knows his job is to make use of it on the bases and in center field. The downside is that he weighs just 151 pounds, has no power and will have trouble handling fastballs with a wood bat.
20 402 Seattle Mariners Ryan Royster OF UC Davis Calif.
UC Davis' top home run hitter, fifth-year senior outfielder Ryan Royster, is the nephew of ex-big leaguer Jerry Royster and has the potential for five average tools, with one or two rating as plus. Royster's still learning to hit but is more athletic than the vast majority of fifth-year seniors. He's still learning to use his 6.6-second speed and has become more patient as the Aggies' leadoff hitter. He's a late bloomer who figures to go in the first 10 rounds.
21 403 Detroit Tigers Jared Gayhart RHP Rice Texas $125,000
Jared Gayhart may be the best athlete on Rice, and he has served the Owls primarily as a center fielder and leadoff hitter. Though he had spent just six innings on the mound by the end of May, that was enough to draw the attention of scouts, and he may get drafted as a righthanded pitcher. Gayhart has a fastball that reaches 93 mph and a good slider, and he could get even better if he focused solely on pitching. As an outfielder, he's a blue-collar player who projects as a reserve if he were to reach the majors.
22 404 New York Mets Scott Shaw RHP Illinois Ill.
23 405 San Diego Padres Erik Davis RHP Stanford Calif.
Senior righty Erik Davis put together his best stretch with four consecutive complete games, incorporating an improved changeup into a repertoire that already featured a 92 mph fastball and a solid curveball. Davis also has come back from a 2006 incident in the Cape Cod League where he was struck in the head by a batted ball, nearly losing an eye, and had to have facial reconstructive surgery.
24 406 Philadelphia Phillies B.J. Rosenberg RHP Louisville Ky.
For the second straight year, Louisville has an intriguing fifth-year senior reliever. Following in the footsteps of Trystan Magnuson is righthander B.J. Rosenberg, who missed the Cardinals' 2007 College World Series run after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. He opened this spring in Louisville's rotation and took off when he shifted to the bullpen in mid-March. Working in relief, Rosenberg boosted his fastball to 93-95 mph. If he had a more consistent slider and a better medical history, he'd be a sure bet for the first five rounds.
25 407 Colorado Rockies Erik Wetzel 2B Fresno State Calif. $100,000
26 408 Arizona Diamondbacks Ollie Linton OF UC Irvine Calif.
27 409 Los Angeles Angels Michael Kohn RHP College of Charleston S.C.
Charleston also boasts a quartet of pitchers, with the leader of the group being righthander Michael Kohn. Originally recruited as a hitter, Kohn was clocked off the mound at 95 mph last fall and showed signs of a plus breaking ball. He didn't make his first pitching appearance for the Cougars until April, however, due to a bruise in his shoulder. Kohn pitched 13 innings in the regular season, tallying 16 strikeouts and four saves. He is a bit of a wild card as he has the raw stuff to entice teams.
28 410 New York Yankees Jack Rye OF Florida State Fla.
Rye is a lefty-swinging outfielder with raw power and hit better than .400 for the Seminoles this season.
29 411 Cleveland Indians Adam Abraham 3B Michigan Mich.
Third baseman Adam Abraham showed promise as a defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League before deciding to focus on baseball during the NHL lockout. The heart and soul of the Wolverines, he's a quality athlete with strength in his bat and his arm. He tends to drift at the plate, which cuts off some of his power. Though he hasn't pitched much this spring, he has shown aptitude on the mound in the past, earning a win and a save against then-No. 1 Vanderbilt in Michigan's huge regional upset a year ago.
30 412 Boston Red Sox Tyler Wilson RHP Armuchee HS, Rome, Ga. Ga. $300,000