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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 623 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Carpenter LHP Cactus HS, Peoria, Ariz. Ariz.
Lefthander Ryan Carpenter sits 88-91 and touching 92 mph, and has a big pro body at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds. Another Gonzaga recruit, he had some high-strikeout starts that generated interest, but some scouts questioned Carpenter's competitiveness
2 624 Pittsburgh Pirates Brent Klinger RHP Glendale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
Brent Klinger has a fastball that has touched 94 and a projectable, 6-foot-4, 185-pound body.
3 625 Kansas City Royals Jake Theis RHP North Rockland HS, Haverstraw, N.Y. Wash.
4 626 Baltimore Orioles Eddie Gamboa RHP UC Davis Calif.
Gamboa, a fifth-year senior, is the Aggies' ace and has excellent athletic ability and the best pickoff move in the state. His fastball runs and sinks in the upper 80s, and he's a tremendous competitor. He lacks a breaking ball but shows better feel for two different changeups. He fits a middle-relief profile.
5 627 San Francisco Giants Mike Eifel RHP Dominican (Ill.) Ill.
Righthander Mike Eifel signed a one-day contract with the independent Southern Illinois Miners so he could showcase himself for scouts in a Frontier League exhibition game. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Eifel, who began his college career at NCAA Division III Dominican as a catcher, reached 93 mph with his fastball and backed it up with a late-breaking 79-80 mph curveball in two innings of work. He also showed a changeup, though he struggled with his command as he opened up too quick with his delivery.
6 628 Florida Marlins Lonnie Lechelt 2B Oregon State Ore.
7 629 Cincinnati Reds Theo Bowe OF Milford (Del.) HS Del.
8 630 Chicago White Sox Drew Garcia 2B UC Riverside Calif.
9 631 Washington Nationals Michael Guerrero OF Mississippi Miss.
Guerrero has athletic ability in the outfield and a chance to hit with occasional power at the professional level.
10 632 Houston Astros Rodarrick Jones OF St. John HS, Plaquemine, La. La.
11 633 Texas Rangers Dustin Brader RHP Arizona State Ariz.
12 634 Oakland Athletics Mathieu Poirier RHP Ahuntsic (Quebec) JC Quebec
13 635 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Rigoli 1B Pace (N.Y.) N.Y.
14 636 Minnesota Twins Steve Blevins RHP Marshall W.Va.
West Virginia is the only state in the area without a player in the Top 200, but even there scouts have found more talent than in recent years. Its top prospect is Marshall righthander Steve Blevins. After attending the University of Cincinnati for two seasons, Blevins transferred to Marshall and won a team-high nine games for the Thundering Herd. With a low-90s fastball, Blevins is a competitor with a solid build.
15 637 Los Angeles Dodgers Dave Sever RHP Saint Louis Mo.
In three years, righthander Dave Sever has gone from a walk-on at Saint Louis to a possible top-10-rounds pick. A starter for the Billikens, he projects as a reliever in pro ball. He has an athletic 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame and touched 94 mph in a relief outing and again in his final start of the spring. Sever, who works at 88-90 mph, also has a hard curveball with bite, though it's inconsistent. He needs to do a better job of attacking hitters and commanding the strike zone. He's a top student and struggled for most of the spring, so most teams didn't bother to crosscheck him.
16 638 Milwaukee Brewers Lucas Luetge LHP Rice Texas
17 639 Toronto Blue Jays Brian Van Kirk OF Oral Roberts Okla.
Outfielder Brian Van Kirk was the Summit League player of the year after winning the league triple crown (.414-18-74). A senior who made stops at Miami-Dade CC and Tennessee before coming to Oral Roberts, he has strength, a good approach and a compact swing for a 6-foot-1, 215-pounder. He has caught in the past and logged a few innings behind the plate this spring, but he's best suited as a left fielder or DH. His biggest issue as a catcher was throwing accuracy and not arm strength or receiving skills, so he may get another look there.
18 640 Atlanta Braves Tyler Barnett SS Eastern Kentucky Ky.
19 641 Chicago Cubs Logan Watkins SS Goddard (Kan.) HS Kan. $500,000
Middle infielder Logan Watkins received some predraft buzz, but not nearly enough to indicate that a team would spend $500,000 to buy him away from a Wichita State scholarship. Yet that's exactly what the Cubs did. Watkins is an athlete with good speed and a contact-oriented approach from the left side of the plate.
20 642 Seattle Mariners Jordan Alvis RHP Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
21 643 Detroit Tigers Adam Frost SS St. Norbert (Wis.) Wis.
Shortstop Adam Frost will be the first player drafted from Wisconsin in 2008. A product of St. Norbert, an NCAA Division III school, he has speed and arm strength and displays some prowess with the bat. He has a little pop and makes contact (just six strikeouts in 153 at-bats), but he also has little patience (11 walks) and is erratic at shortstop (21 errors, .896 fielding percentage).
22 644 New York Mets Jim Fuller LHP Southern Connecticut State Conn.
Fuller went 9-3, 1.39 with 145 strikeouts and 23 walks in 97 innings for Southern Connecticut State as a draft-eligible sophomore this spring. Fuller is undersized at 5-foot-10 and has some effort in his delivery, but he pounds the strike zone with a solid-average 88-91 mph fastball, fringy breaking ball and effective changeup. He profiles as a middle reliever because of his size but could be drafted in the top 10 rounds.
23 645 San Diego Padres Joey Railey 2B San Francisco Calif.
24 646 Philadelphia Phillies Sean Grieve LHP William & Mary Va.
25 647 Colorado Rockies Tyler Trice RHP North Carolina N.C.
26 648 Arizona Diamondbacks Bryan Woodall RHP Auburn Ala.
27 649 Los Angeles Angels Dwayne Bailey 2B Central Florida Fla.
28 650 New York Yankees Mitch Delaney 1B Western Texas JC Texas
29 651 Cleveland Indians Ryan Blair OF Sacramento State Calif.
30 652 Boston Red Sox Jonathan Hee 2B Hawaii Hawaii
Fifth-year senior Jonathan Hee also could be a senior sign, and would kill for one of Haislet's tools. Hee scraps his way on base and has good hands, which work for him at the plate, where he can bunt and spray the ball from pole to pole, and in the field. He played shortstop mostly this spring despite lacking the range for the spot and fits better at second base or as a utility player.