Round

Players signed indicated in Bold

Next
Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 923 Tampa Bay Rays Greg Williams LHP Moeller HS, Cincinnati Ohio
Williams has gone from being regarded as the second-best prospect at Moeller High (behind Ross Oltorik) to the likely top prep pick in Ohio. A projectable 6-foot-4, 195-pounder, Williams went from throwing in the low to mid-80s in the past to 87-91 mph this spring. He has an advanced changeup for a high schooler, though his breaking ball will need work. A scholarship from Marshall isn't expected to deter him from turning pro.
2 924 Pittsburgh Pirates Ryan Hinson LHP Clemson S.C.
3 925 Kansas City Royals Ryan Curl OF Punahou HS, Honolulu Ohio
Outfielder Ryan Curl has more upside than any high schooler in the state, but he's more of a raw athlete than a finished product. The Rangers sent in a crosschecker to evaluate him, but pro teams probably will let him attend Miami (Ohio) for three years rather than spend a six-figure bonus on him at this point. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has plus speed and arm strength to go with projectable power, but he's not ready to hit pro pitching. Curl has a bat wrap that makes it difficult for him to catch up to breaking pitches, though he can drive balls when he squares them up.
4 926 Baltimore Orioles Tyler Sexton LHP Western Carolina N.C.
5 927 San Francisco Giants Aaron Davidson RHP Arkansas-Fort Smith JC Ark.
6 928 Florida Marlins Marvin Campbell 1B Las Vegas HS Nev.
7 929 Cincinnati Reds Joey Housey RHP Nova HS, Davie, Fla. Fla.
8 930 Chicago White Sox James McCann C Dos Pueblos HS, Santa Barbara, Calif. Calif.
One of the state's top catchers, James McCann has a tall, strong and projectable frame. He receives and throws the ball cleanly, but he will need to strengthen his arm and reduce his pop times. McCann's bat shows promise, but he does not yet exhibit the strength or bat speed to vault himself into the early rounds. If he does not sign he would wind up at Arkansas.
9 931 Washington Nationals Bryan Harper LHP Las Vegas HS Nev.
Cal State Northridge signee Bryan Harper at times showed three average to plus pitches. His fastball sat at 87-89 mph and bumped some 90s while showing plus potential with his slider. He also has feel for a changeup, and at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, there's room for him to add strength and velocity. He may eventually be known as Bryce Harper's brother, as his freshman sibling may have been the state's top player this year, at age 14.
10 932 Houston Astros Philip Rummel RHP Kutztown (Pa.) Pa.
Kutztown's Philip Rummel went 7-5, 3.11 as a senior this spring and should get a look late on the merits of his 6-foot-5, 240-pound frame and feel for pitching. Rummel's fringy fastball sits in the 87-90 mph range, and he complements it with a decent split-finger and a show-me curveball. He's old even for a senior, but his frame is enticing.
11 933 Texas Rangers Kyle Higgins SS Monmouth N.J.
12 934 Oakland Athletics Mickey Storey RHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
13 935 St. Louis Cardinals Justin Leith LHP Collier HS, Naples, Fla. Fla.
14 936 Minnesota Twins Lee Ridenhour RHP Shawnee Mission West HS, Overland Park, Kan. Kan.
Lee Ridenhour had his share of spectacular outings this spring. In a head-to-head matchup with the state's top pitching prospect, Jordan Cooper, Ridenhour threw a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. He also fanned 17 in a no-hitter earlier in the year. Using an over-the-top delivery, he throws a high-80s fastball and a slider with good bite. Six-foot-3 and 190 pounds, he's one of several projectable righthanders committed to Kansas, a group that also includes Thomas Taylor and Eudora High's Kelson Boyer. Ridenhour also could see time as an outfielder with the Wildcats.
15 937 Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Magill RHP Royal HS, Simi Valley, Calif. Calif.
The first thing scouts noticed this spring about Magill was a nasty gash on the outside of his right elbow. Not to worry; it was the result of a minor car accident. Magill has an ideal tall, projectable frame. His fastball sits in the 88-90 mph range, but it's straight and hittable when left up in the zone. He'll need to develop sink and movement to succeed with his fastball at higher levels. He's a Cal Poly signee, and the school has had success with pitchers improving their velocity in college. Magill shows little feel for his curveball, but his slider projects as a potential plus offering and is easily his best pitch. In pregame bullpens, Magill experiments with a changeup that has both deception and late drop. Unfortunately, he uses the pitch sparingly in game action.
16 938 Milwaukee Brewers Brandon Rapoza RHP Flagler (Fla.) Fla.
17 939 Toronto Blue Jays J.R. Robinson LHP New Mexico JC N.M.
18 940 Atlanta Braves Jason Stolz SS Kell HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
19 941 Chicago Cubs Kyle Wilson 3B Hill (Texas) JC Texas
20 942 Seattle Mariners Randy Castillo RHP Aiea (Hawaii) HS Hawaii
Castillo has a similar skinny body to Antolin's, and his stuff grades out a notch lower. He's touched 90 mph and throws four pitches, including a curveball that has potential to be average. He's long and loose-bodied and probably not physically ready for the pro grind; he's committed to Cuesta (Calif.) JC.
21 943 Detroit Tigers Trevor Feeney RHP Northern Illinois Ill.
22 944 New York Mets Michael Powers RHP Michigan Mich.
23 945 San Diego Padres Sean Gilmartin OF Crespi Carmelite HS, Encino, Calif. Calif.
24 946 Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Arroyo LHP Modesto (Calif.) JC Calif.
Arroyo has athleticism and a good changeup, with too much projection left on his soft fastball and curve for most scouts' tastes.
25 947 Colorado Rockies Rod Scurry RHP Nevada Nev.
Righty Rod Scurry Jr., son of the former big leaguer, didn't capitalize on a prime opportunity when he pitched in front of crosscheckers while facing Fresno State's Tanner Scheppers. Scurry is 6-foot-7 but lacks a present pitch.
26 948 Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Cole RHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev.
Cole has shown big stuff in a small body the last two years, first as a high school senior at Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High, then this year as a freshman at CC of Southern Nevada. He's emerged as CCSN's top prospect after outfielder Devin Shepherd bombed and ace righty Colby Shreve needed Tommy John surgery. Some scouts aren't sold on Cole, who probably isn't as big as his listed 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, but he has several factors in his favor. His fastball sat 90-91 mph early and he got better as the season went along, touching 96 and sitting 92-94 at times. Blessed with a quick arm, the athletic Cole does it easy and repeats his delivery, pumping his fastball into the bottom of the strike zone. He long tosses and has natural arm strength to boot. His slider can be an average pitch, and he's still learning how to add and subtract velocity from his stuff. Still, most scouts peg Cole as a reliever as a pro. His fastball can flatten out, and he's more Jesse Crain than Roy Oswalt. His draft stock fell last year when his bonus demands went up, and despite his big-time arm he seemed to be falling again this spring, into the third- to fifth-round range.
27 949 Los Angeles Angels John Hicks C Goochland (Va.) HS Va.
28 950 New York Yankees Spencer Lucian 2B Princeton N.J.
29 951 Cleveland Indians Trevor Cousineau LHP Davison (Mich.) HS Mich.
30 952 Boston Red Sox Andrew Frezza OF Barry (Fla.) Fla.