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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 743 Tampa Bay Rays Josh Satow LHP Arizona State Ariz.
Senior lefty Josh Satow was never a huge prospect to begin with and had a rough senior season after a dominant 13-3, 2.76 junior year. The 5-foot-9 changeup artist had an ERA close to 5.00 and was not showing the pinpoint control he needs to thrive.
2 744 Pittsburgh Pirates Brian Leach RHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
3 745 Kansas City Royals Carson Bryant RHP Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville HS Calif.
4 746 Baltimore Orioles Xavier Lopez C Isabel Flores HS, Juncos, P.R. P.R.
5 747 San Francisco Giants Damon Wright OF Dartmouth N.H.
Dartmouth center fielder Damon Wright is a good athlete who had his best year offensively as a senior, batting .397/.466/.682 with nine homers and 39 RBIs. He's got occasional power and average speed, but his swing is long and his approach is suspect, despite an 18-17 BB-K ratio in 151 at-bats this spring.
6 748 Florida Marlins Robert Taylor C Arkansas-Little Rock Ark.
Catcher/outfielder Robert Taylor might have been drafted in 2007 had a bone bruise on his left hand not restricted him from playing much behind the plate. He has good size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and righthanded power, though it remains to be seen if he can stick at catcher. His receiving skills are decent and he has some arm strength, but his throwing mechanics are long. He has enough athleticism to try the outfield corners or third base if catching doesn't work out.
7 749 Cincinnati Reds Raul Rodriguez RHP Simi Valley (Calif.) HS Calif.
8 750 Chicago White Sox Taylor Thompson RHP Auburn Ala.
Thompson is a draft-eligible sophomore who pitches in the low 90s with sink, but his secondary pitches are lacking. His slider can be fringe-average at times, and he also offers a split-finger fastball.
9 751 Washington Nationals Austin Garrett LHP College of Charleston S.C.
10 752 Houston Astros Mike Hacker LHP Cosumnes River (Calif.) CC Calif.
11 753 Texas Rangers Tanner Roark RHP Southern Illinois Miners (Frontier) Ill.
12 754 Oakland Athletics Trey Barham LHP Virginia Military Institute Va.
13 755 St. Louis Cardinals Jason Buursma RHP Bucknell Pa.
Bucknell's Jason Buursma won Patriot League player of the year honors for his two-way prowess, and he won all four of Bucknell's Patriot playoff games out of the bullpen, working 10 combined scoreless innings. Buursma throws from a low-three-quarters slot that isn't quite as low as O'Neil's, though he doesn't have O'Neil's velocity, working in the 85-88 mph range with his sinker. He also commands a fringy slider that gives him another weapon against righthanded hitters. Buursma is a winner who knows how to pitch, and he should get a look after the 15th round.
14 756 Minnesota Twins Alex Curry RHP Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif.
15 757 Los Angeles Dodgers Jerry Sands OF Catawba (N.C.) N.C.
16 758 Milwaukee Brewers John Delaney SS Quinnipiac (Conn.) Conn.
17 759 Toronto Blue Jays Brad McElroy OF Charlotte N.C.
18 760 Atlanta Braves Nick Fuller RHP Walters State (Ala.) CC Ala.
19 761 Chicago Cubs Rebel Ridling 1B Oklahoma State Okla.
20 762 Seattle Mariners Paul Robinson 2B Paris (Texas) JC Texas
21 763 Detroit Tigers Billy Nowlin C Golden West (Calif.) JC Calif.
Billy Nowlin is a stocky, strong backstop admired for his work ethic and tenaciousness. He used his compact and powerful swing to enjoy a breakout offensive season, hitting .413. Nowlin will need to refine his defense to succeed at higher levels. His throwing and receiving skills are raw, and he'll need to smooth out and relax his catching style.
22 764 New York Mets Erik Turgeon RHP Connecticut Conn.
Turgeon works in the 88-91 range and flashes a good, hard-breaking mid-70s curveball.
23 765 San Diego Padres Logan Power OF Mississippi Miss.
Power has athletic ability in the outfield and a chance to hit with occasional power at the professional level.
24 766 Philadelphia Phillies Daniel Edwards RHP Kansas State Kan.
25 767 Colorado Rockies Andy Burns SS Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. Colo.
Andy Burns has top 200 talent and had a chance to play his way into the second round range earlier this season. He didn't make Baseball America's Top 200, but if signability were not an issue, he'd certainly go in the third- to fifth-round range. He's a Kentucky signee, and when his spring didn't turn out as planned, Burns put out word that he'd need first-round money to be lured away from the Wildcats. Burns has the tools and baseball skills to become a premium pick after three college seasons. One scout said he's the best high school hitter Colorado has produced since Darnell McDonald, a 1997 first-rounder and eventual big leaguer. Burns has a feel for hitting and good bat speed, and he showed he can handle velocity last fall, turning around a 93 mph fastball from Tyler Sample. He's a solid infielder who fits better at second or third base than shortstop. The difference between last year's Burns and this spring's is his athleticism and strength. Scouts said he had lost some of his fast-twitch ability and lost a bit of the spark that made him a difference-maker in the past. He may have muscled up too much; scouts liked him better a bit leaner and faster.
26 768 Arizona Diamondbacks Josh Spence LHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
The best player in the state's JCs the last two years, Central Arizona lefthander Josh Spence, isn't expected to be a high pick because of his below-average fastball, which peaks at 86-87 mph. Scouts still love Spence for his tremendous makeup, feel for pitching and quality secondary pitches, which include a 78 mph curveball and Bugs Bunny changeup. Both are plus pitches and he has above-average command. He's won 27 games the last two years and pitched Central Arizona to this year's NJCAA World Series, where he took his second loss of the year. The Australian Spence also has committed to Arizona State, which makes it less likely he'll be drafted high.
27 769 Los Angeles Angels Roberto Lopez OF Southern California Calif.
28 770 New York Yankees Jeff Nutt C Arkansas Ark.
29 771 Cleveland Indians Steve Smith RHP Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) Ark.
30 772 Boston Red Sox Justin Parker LHP Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif. Calif.