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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 503 Tampa Bay Rays Jeremy Beckham 2B Georgia Southern Ga.
2 504 Pittsburgh Pirates Jaron Shepherd OF Navarro (Texas) JC Texas
3 505 Kansas City Royals Jake Kuebler 3B Meridian (Miss.) CC Neb. $150,000
Third baseman/righthander Jake Kuebler not only is Nebraska's best high school prospect, but he also has the best bloodlines. Alex Gordon's cousin has a projectable 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame and could grow into a slugging third baseman. He shows a quick arm and a high-80s fastball on the mound, though his fastball is in the remedial stages. He's considered unsignable and will likely follow in Gordon's footsteps at Nebraska.
4 506 Baltimore Orioles Brian Conley OF Towson Md.
5 507 San Francisco Giants Brian Irving RHP Yale Conn.
6 508 Florida Marlins Ben Soignier SS Louisiana-Monroe La.
7 509 Cincinnati Reds Frank Pfister 3B Emory (Ga.) Ga.
8 510 Chicago White Sox Jon Weaver RHP East Leyden HS, Franklin Park, Ill. Ill.
Like Jimenez, righthander Jonathan Weaver has a projectable frame and hasn't signed with a four-year school. The 6-foot-3, 185 pounder has an easy, fluid delivery. His fastball sits in the upper 80s and touches the low 90s, and his breaking ball shows promise. He has committed to Heartland (Ill.) CC.
9 511 Washington Nationals Jose Lozada SS Bethune-Cookman Fla.
10 512 Houston Astros Andy Simunic 2B Tennessee Tenn.
11 513 Texas Rangers Dennis Guinn 1B Florida State Fla.
Guinn plays first base and hit 16 home runs swinging righthanded.
12 514 Oakland Athletics Brad Glenn 3B Arizona Ariz.
Brad Glenn has tried his hand at third base but fits better defensively in left. He has more raw power and can crush fastballs if he's looking for them but lacks the athleticism to hit for a consistent average.
13 515 St. Louis Cardinals Josh Hester RHP Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Tenn.
14 516 Minnesota Twins Blake Martin LHP Louisiana State La.
Lefthander Blake Martin threw harder in the past at Birmingham-Southern. When the Panthers dropped down from NCAA Division I to Division III following the 2006 season, he transferred to LSU, where he sat out 2007 following hip surgery. He now pitches at 87-91 mph after touching the mid-90s in the past, and his second option is an 11-to-5 curveball. He can improve his control and command.
15 517 Los Angeles Dodgers Danny Coulombe LHP Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
Coulombe was considered a tough sign, with a commitment to Southern California, and has a somewhat slight but projectable 6-foot, 165-pound body. His fastball sits in anywhere from 85-90 mph, depending on the day, and has good life. His bread-and-butter is a curveball scouts grade as average to plus, with plus potential as he fills out, and a solid changeup as well. The curve allowed him to have one 20-strikeout game and he went 9-0, 0.75 overall with 138 strikeouts. One scout said he was ahead of Arizona's Daniel Schlereth at the same stage of development, yet expected Coulombe to go to school.
16 518 Milwaukee Brewers Damon Krestalude RHP Port St. Lucie (Fla.) HS Fla. $100,800
17 519 Toronto Blue Jays Jonnathan Valdez C Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R.
18 520 Atlanta Braves Mark Pope RHP Walton HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
Mark Pope throws a fastball that sits around 90 mph with sink. He also throws a curveball and has command of both pitches. Pope is committed to Georgia Tech.
19 521 Chicago Cubs Jon Nagel RHP Independence (Kan.) CC Kan.
20 522 Seattle Mariners Mike Dennhardt RHP Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. N.J.
Last summer, Dennhardt's fastball sat in the 87-88 mph range, but his velocity jumped into the low 90s this spring, topping out at 93. He flashes three legitimate average pitches, including a hard 12-to-6 curveball and a developing changeup. Dennhardt has a stocky, durable build, an excellent feel for pitching and a hard-nosed mentality. He's committed to Boston College but could sneak into the top five rounds, though the seventh or eighth round is a safer bet.
21 523 Detroit Tigers Rob Waite RHP UC Riverside Calif.
22 524 New York Mets Mitch Houck LHP Central Florida Fla.
23 525 San Diego Padres Derek Shunk SS Villanova Pa.
24 526 Philadelphia Phillies Jim Murphy 1B Washington State Wash.
Jim Murphy has had a mercurial career, bouncing back as a senior to slug 16 homers. He's an organizational player for most as he strikes out too much and lacks athleticism.
25 527 Colorado Rockies Alan DeRatt RHP UNC Asheville N.C.
26 528 Arizona Diamondbacks Ryan Babineau C UCLA Calif.
27 529 Los Angeles Angels Jamie Mallard 1B Middleton HS, Tampa Fla.
28 530 New York Yankees Addison Maruszak SS South Florida Fla.
29 531 Cleveland Indians Mitch Mormann RHP Des Moines Area (Iowa) CC Iowa
Several scouts went in to see righthander Mitch Mormann after reports that he touched 94 mph, but they came away underwhelmed after he struggled against Junior College World Series-bound Iowa Western. He's a 6-foot-6, 230-pounder with raw arm strength, but his secondary pitches, command and mound presence all need a lot of work.
30 532 Boston Red Sox Jordan Cooper RHP Shawnee Heights HS, Tecumseh, Kan. Kan.
The top prep prospect in Kansas, Cooper stands out most for his polish. He has good feel for his heavy 88-91 mph sinker, and he has maintained its velocity throughout the spring. He throws four pitches, including a curveball, slider and changeup and could be more effective once he settles on one breaking ball. His arm is clean and works well. Though Cooper isn't exceptionally big at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, he's a very good athlete, which allows him to repeat his delivery and throw strikes. An all-city basketball guard, he also doubles as a slugging third baseman in baseball. Committed to Wichita State, Cooper could be difficult to sign in the fourth or fifth round, which is where his talent projects to land him.