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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 563 Tampa Bay Rays Trevor Shull RHP Central Valley HS, Spokane, Wash. Wash.
2 564 Pittsburgh Pirates Jason Haniger C Georgia Tech Ga.
3 565 Kansas City Royals Miguel Moctezuma C DeKalb HS, Auburn, Ind. Okla.
4 566 Baltimore Orioles Jarret Martin LHP Centennial HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
Martin first drew attention from scouts with his eye-opening performances at the Area Code Games preliminaries and the showcase itself last summer. His strong, projectable 6-foot-3, 200-pound build is nearly perfect for a young lefthander, and his raw stuff is equally impressive. His fastball ranges from 88-91 mph and will peak at 92. His best pitch is his hard curveball, which when thrown properly has wicked late break and is effective against both lefthanded and righthanded hitters. His mechanics are a concern, however, hampering his command and making him wildly inconsistent from outing to outing. Martin's high school team has no pitching coach, and he has to travel for specialized coaching, so with hard work and more instruction he figures to overcome his technical flaws. When he is not pitching, Martin plays first base. With 13 home runs this spring, he has drawn attention as a lefthanded-hitting slugger, and Cal State Fullerton covets him as a two-way recruit.
5 567 San Francisco Giants Ryan Mantle OF Missouri State Mo.
Outfielder Ryan Mantle has the most intriguing bloodlines in the state, as he's a third cousin of Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. Ryan piques the interest of scouts with his athleticism as well. He's a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder with power, speed and arm strength, but his tools never have translated into performance and he's still susceptible to breaking pitches. A redshirt junior, Mantle was passed over despite being eligible for the last two drafts.
6 568 Florida Marlins Justin Bass OF Stetson Fla.
7 569 Cincinnati Reds Mace Thurman LHP Baylor Texas
8 570 Chicago White Sox Justin Kuehn RHP Santa Clara Calif.
9 571 Washington Nationals Steve Lombardozzi Jr. SS St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
10 572 Houston Astros Ashton Mowdy RHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC Okla.
11 573 Texas Rangers Harold Martinez SS Braddock HS, Miami Fla.
Committed to Miami and a preseason All-American this year, Martinez has competed for Team USA's Junior and Youth national teams and was an Aflac All-American. This spring, he has struggled to translate his talent into production. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, he has a projectable pro body that is still growing. He is likely to outgrow shortstop but should become an above-average defender at third base. An average runner, he is athletic and moves well, with good actions in the field and a solid arm. In batting practice, Martinez shows above-average raw power and good hitting mechanics, but in games, his struggles begin. He has major timing issues and often reverts to a swing with no load. While he has fallen from a first-round prospect, a team will still take a chance on Martinez, and repeated at-bats in the minor leagues may be just what he needs.
12 574 Oakland Athletics Michael Hart RHP Texas State Texas
13 575 St. Louis Cardinals Xavier Scruggs 1B Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
Scouts and opposing coaches were impressed by Scruggs' improvement this season over last, reflected in his outstanding performance. Scruggs ranked among the national leaders in the triple-crown categories (.389-20-65) as well as slugging percentage (.778) and on-base percentage (.489), and he and was named the Mountain West Conference player of the year. He's strong and fairly short to the ball, and has greatly improved his plate discipline, allowing him to get into hitter's counts and sit on a particular pitch. He has good plate coverage and loft power and realizes he's strong enough that he doesn't have to pull everything to hit the ball hard. Scruggs didn't help his draft value by moving off third base and playing mostly first this season, though he's a better fit at first defensively. At 6-foot-1 he's a shade short for the position.
14 576 Minnesota Twins Bruce Pugh RHP Hillsborough (Fla.) CC Fla.
15 577 Los Angeles Dodgers David Rollins LHP First Baptist Academy, Carthage, Texas Texas
16 578 Milwaukee Brewers Blake Billings RHP Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ala. $200,000
Billings is a 6-foot-5, 200 pound righthander who pitches in the high 80s. He is known for throwing strikes and having command of his fastball, slurvy breaking ball and changeup. He has plenty of room to fill out physically and could be a better prospect down the road.
17 579 Toronto Blue Jays Jason Roenicke RHP UC Santa Barbara Calif.
18 580 Atlanta Braves Zac Fuesser LHP York (S.C.) HS S.C.
19 581 Chicago Cubs David Macias OF Vanderbilt Tenn.
Macias led the Commodores in batting this season at .356, with nine home runs. At 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, Macias is a switch-hitter and a sparkplug with athleticism and speed. He's an above-average defender
20 582 Seattle Mariners Taylor Lewis RHP Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
Yavapai righty Taylor Lewis, the team's third consistent starter aside from Yates and thumbing lefty Rick Anton, also could go out as he's touched 92 mph and has an arm that works well.
21 583 Detroit Tigers Ben Guez OF William & Mary Va.
Outfielder Ben Guez should also be given a shot in pro ball after carrying momentum from an all-star summer in the Cape last year into this season. Guez hit .390 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs this spring, including a 32-game hitting streak, though he profiles as an offensive fourth outfielder with below-average power and average speed
22 584 New York Mets Zach Rosenbaum RHP UNC-Charlotte N.C.
23 585 San Diego Padres Robert Lara C Central Florida Fla.
24 586 Philadelphia Phillies Steve Susdorf OF Fresno State Calif.
Susdorf, whose older brother Bill starred earlier this decade at UCLA, has a solid lefthanded swing and average athletic ability. He's best suited defensively to left field and lacks profile power, though he can shoot line drives from pole to pole and has shown pull home run power. One scout compared him to Aaron Guiel with less speed.
25 587 Colorado Rockies Ben Orloff 2B UC Irvine Calif.
26 588 Arizona Diamondbacks Joseph Gautier LHP Bethune-Cookman Fla.
27 589 Los Angeles Angels Marshall Burford C Manor HS, Austin Texas
28 590 New York Yankees Mitch Abeita C Nebraska Neb.
29 591 Cleveland Indians Nate Recknagel 1B Michigan Mich.
Undrafted a year ago, first baseman/catcher Nate Recknagel has made the most of his senior season, setting a Michigan record with 23 homers and earning Big 10 Conference player of the year acclaim. Scouts aren't sure how his maximum-effort swing will play with wood bats, but the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder's strength is undeniable. While he's stiff at first base, he may have a chance to make it behind the plate as an offensive-minded catcher. He needs to improve his receiving and blocking skills, but he throws well enough.
30 592 Boston Red Sox Brian Humphries OF Granite Hills HS, El Cajon, Calif. Calif.
Humphries has an ideal tall, athletic and projectable frame, and has already filled out noticeably since the beginning of the 2007 showcase season. A lefthanded hitter and righthander thrower, Humphries has solid but unspectacular tools. His 6.8-second time in the 60 is slightly above-average speed. His best tosses from the outfield grade out around average, but he has been inconsistent with his throws in showcase events. Humphries will show glimpses of excellent hitting ability, but for scouts the glimpses are infrequent. He had a poor showing in the February Major League Baseball showcase event in Compton. To his credit, though, Humphries had several outstanding efforts in both BP and games in fall wood-bat scout league contests. Questions about Humphries' bat and his solid but not overwhelming tools figure to keep him out of the first three rounds. If he ends up at Pepperdine, it's easy to imagine Humphries developing into one of the nation's top players over the next three years.