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1 413 Tampa Bay Rays Mike McKenna OF Florida Atlantic Fla.
Mike McKenna, was Sun Belt Conference player of the year after batting .394 with 16 home runs for the Owls. A good runner with an average arm, McKenna is athletic in the outfield and a solid defender.
2 414 Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Colla RHP Arizona Ariz.
The physical Colla has a 90-92 mph fastball with fringy secondary stuff and a lack of pitchability.
3 415 Kansas City Royals Chase Hentges RHP Shakopee (Minn.) HS Minn. $150,000
Righthander Chase Hentges, who has committed to Iowa Western CC rather than a four-year school, is one of the more signable prospects in Minnesota. He's not as refined as the other high school players, but he's projectable (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) and already reaches 88-92 mph with clean mechanics. His slider is more flat and slurvy than reliable at this point.
4 416 Baltimore Orioles Jesse Beal RHP South County SS, Lorton, Va. Va. $275,000
5 417 San Francisco Giants Caleb Curry OF Iowa Iowa
Caleb Curry stole an Iowa-record 45 bases as a senior, ranking third nationally in that category entering NCAA regional play. He's a plus runner with good instincts on the bases and in center field, and he also gets the job done at second base. Though he's just 6 feet and 175 pounds, he has a little pop and isn't just a slap hitter.
6 418 Florida Marlins Bryan Evans RHP UC Davis Calif.
The Aggies start Evans on Sunday, behind fifth-year senior Eddie Gamboa and junior Brad McAtee. While those two are better college pitchers--and McAtee, at 88-92 mph, has more present stuff--Evans has more upside and was leading the team in strikeouts despite opening the year in the bullpen. He has decent velocity on his fastball, sitting in the upper-80s after touching 90-91 as a reliever. With his projectable 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame, he should sit solid average as he fills out. Evans' secondary pitches are his forte, as he has an inconsistent curveball that at times is a plus pitch. His changeup, like his fastball, has armside run and grades out as an average pitch as well. Evans commands all his pitches but was still learning pitch sequences and how to pace himself.
7 419 Cincinnati Reds Lance Janke RHP San Diego Christian Calif.
8 420 Chicago White Sox Jorden Merry RHP Washington Wash.
Merry was more effective and turned into the Huskies' ace, which gave scouts time to warm up to him. He touched the low 90s with his fastball when he reached back for more, but worked better in the upper 80s, throwing his fastball with sink to the inner and outer halves of the plate. His curve and changeup are fringe-average, with the curveball lacking power. He added a slider he throws for strikes and would be a valuable senior ace for the Huskies, but could fit for some teams in the eighth to 12th round.
9 421 Washington Nationals Louis Coleman RHP Louisiana State La.
Righthander Louis Coleman went from starting on Friday nights for LSU as a freshman to struggling out of the bullpen as a sophomore. Tigers coaches had him pitch from a sidearm slot by the end of the 2007 season, but it didn't help. Coleman raised his arm angle back up to three-quarters this spring and has been a dynamic long reliever, pitching from 89-93 mph with run and sink on his fastball. His slider also is improved, and he never had much trouble throwing strikes.
10 422 Houston Astros Chris Hicks RHP Georgia Tech Ga. $150,000
Closer Chris Hicks has shown plus arm strength this season, throwing 92-95 mph out of the bullpen. Hicks' fastball is heavy but at times can be too true, and poor command made him hittable and led to a 7.11 ERA. Hicks also throws a curveball, split-finger and knuckle-curve. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, he's projectable if he can harness his command.
11 423 Texas Rangers Justin Gutsie RHP St. John's N.Y.
Righty Justin Gutsie ran his fastball up to 94-95 last summer in the New England Collegiate League, where he ranked as the No. 4 prospect. He was inconsistent this spring, pitching up in the zone and showing little feel for pitching, and the Johnnies used him as a middle reliever, which made him hard for scouts to see. His fastball generally topped out at 91 this spring without much life. Every once in a while he flashes an excellent slider, but he cannot command it with any consistency.
12 424 Oakland Athletics David Thomas OF Catawba (N.C.) N.C.
13 425 St. Louis Cardinals Charlie Cutler C California Calif.
14 426 Minnesota Twins Blayne Weller RHP Key West (Fla.) HS Fla. $100,000
15 427 Los Angeles Dodgers Clay Calfee OF Angelo State (Texas) Texas
16 428 Milwaukee Brewers Corey Kemp C East Carolina N.C.
17 429 Toronto Blue Jays Chris Holguin RHP Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas
Lubbock Christian went 53-4, including a 38-game winning streak, but two of its losses came in the regional playoffs and the Chapparals fell short of the NAIA World Series. Pro teams are interested in the two righthanders who took those defeats, Chris Holguin and Gary Poynter. A senior, Holguin has the better pitchability of the two, and despite being 6 feet tall, he can reach 96 mph with his fastball. His slider is a decent second pitch.
18 430 Atlanta Braves Jake Hanson 3B Sabino HS, Tucson Ariz.
19 431 Chicago Cubs Dan McDaniel RHP Chabot (Calif.) JC Calif. $100,000
20 432 Seattle Mariners Luke Burnett RHP Louisiana Tech La. $200,000
Burnett looked like a potential first-round pick as a reliever last summer in the Cape Cod League, when he intimidated hitters with his 6-foot-8, 260-pound frame and a fastball that sat at 96 mph. Now he has to hope that teams place a lot of faith in what he showed on the Cape, because he had a horrible 2008 season that torpedoed his draft status. Used mostly as a starter--a role in which he thrived as a sophomore--Burnett failed to win a game and didn't pitch after April 25, when he walked four batters and couldn't get out of the first inning against Hawaii. His arm speed was noticeably slower this spring, though an MRI didn't reveal any injury. He pitched mostly at 86-91 mph with a straight four-seam fastball. He bounced his splitter in the dirt and had trouble staying on top of his slider. When it's on, his splitter can be devastating. Burnett draws comparisons to Kyle Farnsworth, and he's best suited to come in and air out his fastball for an inning at a time. His delivery is stiff and hampers his command, and he doesn't have a lot of feel for pitching. The team that selects Burnett likely will follow him in summer ball to see if he can get back on track before trying to sign him.
21 433 Detroit Tigers Tyler Conn LHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
Lefthander Tyler Conn is a senior and was drafted by the Diamondbacks a year ago in the 36th round. At 5-foot-11, Conn is undersized but pitches at 90 mph with an above-average changeup. In 26 regular season appearances, Conn tallied 18 saves.
22 434 New York Mets Brandon Moore RHP Indiana Wesleyan Ind.
Righthander Brandon Moore threw a 10-inning complete-game victory with 14 strikeouts at the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series, where Indiana Wesleyan finished second. Not only does Moore have a 90-93 mph fastball and the ability to spin a good 78-80 mph curve, but scouts also like his frame (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) and arm action.
23 435 San Diego Padres Rob Musgrave LHP Wichita State Kan.
Rob Musgrave can't match the pure stuff of Wichita State teammates Aaron Shafer and Anthony Capra, but he's the Shockers' Friday starter and has the best numbers on the pitching staff (11-1, 2.21). Musgrave's greatest assets are being lefthanded and commanding three pitches in the strike zone. His changeup is his lone plus offering, and his curveball rates better than his 86-87 mph fastball, though he did touch some 90s in the Jayhawk League last summer.
24 436 Philadelphia Phillies Michael Schwimer RHP Virginia Va.
Schwimer saved 14 games in 26 appearances and finished with a 3-1, 1.72 mark. He profiles better as a set-up man at the pro level. His best two pitches are a fastball that sits between 90-93 mph and slider in the mid-80s. Schwimer also throws a split-finger pitch that acts as his changeup. He has command of all three pitches.
25 437 Colorado Rockies Tyler Massey OF Baylor School, Chattanooga Tenn. $525,000
Great makeup is always the first thing people attirbute to outfielder Tyler Massey. Coaches and scouts love the way he plays the game and handles himself on and off the field. He's also athletic and was a multi-sport standout in high school. At the plate, he has raw power and a feel for hitting, with natural strength. He has a short lefthanded stroke with leverage and uses the whole field. Massey is an average runner and could play either corner outfield position or first base. He is committed to Virginia.
26 438 Arizona Diamondbacks Trevor Harden RHP New Mexico JC N.M.
Harden, a Miami recruit, battled hamstring problems early and missed six weeks, but he was finishing strong and had interest from some teams in the fifth- to eighth-round range. He's shown a power arm with a low-90s fastball, touching 94, complemented at times by a plus slider in the low 80s. He's the safest bet in the state to get drafted with a single-digit pick.
27 439 Los Angeles Angels Reyes Dorado RHP Arizona State Ariz.
A transfer from Riverside (Calif.) CC, Dorado was showing premium stuff early, with a 94 mph fastball and mid-80s slider with depth. However, the 6-footer wore down under a heavy workload and was laboring to bump 90 as the season wore on.
28 440 New York Yankees David Phelps RHP Notre Dame Ind. $150,000
Another player who couldn't match his gaudy sophomore numbers is rigthhander David Phelps, who last year joined Aaron Heilman as the only pitchers in Notre Dame history with triple-digit strikeouts and a sub-2.00 ERA. Phelps hasn't commanded his curveball and changeup as well in 2008, but he's still 6-foot-3 with a quick arm and a 90-93 mph fastball. Like White, Phelps will go somewhere in the first eight rounds. His brother Mike pitches in the Cubs system.
29 441 Cleveland Indians Carlos Moncrief RHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla. $150,000
Moncrief is an arm strength guy with velocities up to 96 mph and the projection to add more. He also throws an above-average slider and developing changeup. Moncrief is an athlete who also plays in the field for Chipola and is raw on the mound. He projects as a late-inning reliever and has one of the highest ceilings of the juco prospects in the state. He has Tommy John surgery in his past and is still discovering how strong his arm can be. Up to 94 mph this spring, Jeffers pitches out of the bullpen and may have more in the tank.
30 442 Boston Red Sox Tyler Yockey OF Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La. La. $150,000