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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 683 Tampa Bay Rays Neil Schenk LHP Memphis Tenn.
2 684 Pittsburgh Pirates Austin Wright LHP Conant HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill. Ill.
After pitching in the 2007 Aflac Classic and winning the finale of the World Wood Bat Association Fall Championship, lefthander Austin Wright entered the year as the state's top pitching prospect. But his stock has slipped as his command has deteriorated. While the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder can throw his fastball at 88-93 mph, his delivery is stiff and he leaves his heater up in the zone. He struggled to throw his curveball for strikes as well. Some scouts wonder if he'd fare better in pro ball as a lefty power hitter at first base or an outfield corner. Though he has a scholarship to attend Arkansas, he's not expected to be a tough sign.
3 685 Kansas City Royals Dale DeSchepper RHP Georgia College & State Ga.
4 686 Baltimore Orioles Edwin Cintron OF Antonio Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R. P.R.
5 687 San Francisco Giants Jason Jarvis RHP Lincoln Saltdogs (American Association) Neb. $100,000
When Arizona State ruled him academically ineligible in mid-March, righthander Jason Jarvis became eligible for selection this year because he withdrew from the university more than 45 days before the draft. He found a home with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the independent American Association, the league that Luke Hochevar and Max Scherzer used as a springboard to major league contracts the previous two years. With the Sun Devils, Jarvis relied primarily on a lively low-90s fastball. With the Saltdogs, he has cleaned up his delivery and used an improved changeup more often. He uses his slider mainly as a chase pitch, and his repertoire and aggressive nature fit best in the bullpen. Jarvis' fastball velocity has been inconsistent with Lincoln, sometimes dipping into the high 80s. Scouts have questioned his makeup since he was in high school, but the Saltdogs have praised his composure.
6 688 Florida Marlins Konrad Thieme C Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
7 689 Cincinnati Reds Will Hudgens RHP Memphis Tenn.
8 690 Chicago White Sox Kyle Long LHP St. Anne's-Belfield School, Charlottesville, Va. Va.
Former Oakland Raiders star Howie Long already had a prominent draft pick this year, with son Chris going second overall to the St. Louis Rams. Now younger son Kyle Long is a baseball prospect as a lefthander. He plays with a mentality similar to his father's on the football field. Long is 6-foot-8, 285 pounds and attacks hitters with a low-90s fastball that can reach 95 mph. He's raw and pitches with a max-effort delivery, and his secondary pitches are currently below-average. He's committed to Florida State.
9 691 Washington Nationals Derrick Phillips OF Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis Mo.
10 692 Houston Astros Chase Huchingson LHP Arkansas-Fort Smith JC Ark.
Freshman Chase Huchingson is a projectable 6-foot-5, 185-pound lefty who can pitch into the low 90s with his fastball, but everything else is a work in progress.
11 693 Texas Rangers Eric Evans LHP Radford Va.
12 694 Oakland Athletics Chris Rusin LHP Kentucky Ky.
Rusin, who has been the Wildcats' No. 1 starter ahead of Green the last two years, is a typical crafty lefty. He works at 87-88 mph with good life on his fastball, and his curveball is a solid second pitch. There's funk in his delivery, but it adds deception without detracting from his command. He also has an outstanding pickoff move, making him tough to run on.
13 695 St. Louis Cardinals Jonny Bravo LHP Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Calif.
14 696 Minnesota Twins Chris Odegaard RHP Minnesota State-Mankato Minn.
15 697 Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Ruggiano 2B Texas A&M Texas
16 698 Milwaukee Brewers Marcus Knecht OF St. Michael's College School, Toronto Ontario
Knecht ranks behind his outfield peers in tools but has more present hitting ability. He has excellent hands and strength in his swing, and should hit for more power with wood as he learns to use his lower half in his swing and not rely on his hands. At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, he's already solid and should get stronger. A below-average runner, he fits better in left field or possibly first base.
17 699 Toronto Blue Jays Chuck Huggins LHP UC Santa Barbara Calif.
Lefty Chuck Huggins should be a solid senior sign, with polish to his three-pitch mix that includes an 86-88 mph fastball, a decent overhand curve and a changeup with occasional fade.
18 700 Atlanta Braves Casey Hodges RHP Mount Olive (N.C.) JC N.C.
19 701 Chicago Cubs Ryan Sontag OF Arizona State Ariz.
20 702 Seattle Mariners Brandon Maurer RHP Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS Calif. $150,000
21 703 Detroit Tigers Mike Gosse 2B Oklahoma Okla.
22 704 New York Mets Evan LeBlanc OF Santa Clara Calif.
23 705 San Diego Padres Nick Conaway RHP Walnut Cove, N.C. N.C.
24 706 Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Haislet OF Hawaii Hawaii
Outfielder Brandon Haislet could be an excellent senior sign this year if he can show intensity to match his tools. He's physically gifted, runs well enough to play a solid center field and throws enough to move to a corner if needed. Haislett has raw power but stiff actions at the plate. He has a good approach at the plate, ranking third in the Western Athletic Conference in batting and first with a .482 on-base percentage, but needs one on the bases to take better advantage of his speed.
25 707 Colorado Rockies Sam Elam LHP Notre Dame Ind.
Elam's control is even more iffy than Graffy's, and it went away in 2008. In his lone inning of work, Elam walked four and threw four wild pitches. His only other appearance came in an exhibition against low Class A South Bend, during which he beaned a batter. He has good raw stuff for a lefthander, with a low-90s fastball and a hard breaking ball, and he can find the zone when he's working out in the bullpen. A team could get a bargain if it could straighten Elam out.
26 708 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Long OF Santa Clara Calif.
27 709 Los Angeles Angels Matt Crawford OF Mercer Ga.
28 710 New York Yankees Ryan Wilkes SS Kentucky Ky.
29 711 Cleveland Indians Otto Roberts RHP Belleville (Ill.) West HS Ill.
Righthander Otto Roberts threw a low-90s sinker early in the spring, but he was operating in the high 80s and not maintaining that velocity for long as the draft grew nearer. He has a projectable 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame and flashes a hard slider and intriguing changeup, but scouts worry about his commitment to Creighton and his medical history. He has injured his right shoulder, elbow and knee in the past, and he broke his right hand when he punched a dugout wall in late May.
30 712 Boston Red Sox Seth Garrison RHP Texas Christian Texas