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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 953 Tampa Bay Rays Kyle Gaedele OF Rolling Meadows (Ill.) HS Ill.
2 954 Pittsburgh Pirates T.J. Forrest RHP Bossier Parish (La.) CC La.
3 955 Kansas City Royals Rey Cotilla RHP Miami Dade JC Fla.
4 956 Baltimore Orioles Brandon Loy SS Rowlett (Texas) HS Texas
5 957 San Francisco Giants John Blake RHP Lake Sumter (Fla.) CC Fla.
6 958 Florida Marlins Wayman Gooch RHP Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
7 959 Cincinnati Reds Justin Freeman RHP Kennesaw State (Ga.) Ga.
8 960 Chicago White Sox Justin Marrero 2B Reynoldsburg (Ohio) HS Ohio
9 961 Washington Nationals Scott Silverstein LHP St. John's HS, Washington, D.C. D.C.
If not for a midseason arm injury, Scott Silverstein likely would have been in the Top 200. After experiencing stiffness in the back of his shoulder, Silverstein was ordered to rest and didn't pitch for most of this season. When healthy, the lefthander pitches in the low 90s with a projectable breaking ball and advanced changeup. Due to the injury, Silverstein will likely be at Virginia next fall.
10 962 Houston Astros B.A. Vollmuth SS Biloxi (Miss.) HS Miss.
Vollmuth, committed to Southern Miss, is a middle infielder now but will likely move to a corner before reaching the pros. His best tool is his raw power.
11 963 Texas Rangers Tyler Tufts RHP Indiana Ind.
12 964 Oakland Athletics Ben Hornbeck LHP Kansas State Kan.
13 965 St. Louis Cardinals Sam Freeman LHP Kansas Kan.
14 966 Minnesota Twins Adam Conley LHP Olympia (Wash.) HS Wash.
15 967 Los Angeles Dodgers Shan Sullivan 3B Angelo State (Texas) Texas
16 968 Milwaukee Brewers Colton Farrar RHP First Baptist Academy, Dallas Texas
17 969 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Scott C Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
18 970 Atlanta Braves Pat Lenton RHP Minnesota State-Mankato Minn.
19 971 Chicago Cubs Kurt Calvert OF Missouri Mo.
20 972 Seattle Mariners Nick Love RHP Bellevue (Neb.) Neb.
Righthander Nick Love wasn't as dominant as a reliever in 2008 as he was as a starter in 2007, though he helped pitched Bellevue to the Division II College World Series both seasons. Love hit 94 mph and didn't dip below 90 at last year's CWS, but he lost velocity this year when he started cutting his fastball too often. Six-foot-5 and 210 pounds, he throws both a big-breaking curveball and a hard slider. His extra leverage as a sophomore and off-field concerns from his past further cloud his draft status.
21 973 Detroit Tigers Mark Sorensen RHP Michigan State Mich.
22 974 New York Mets Mark Grbavac RHP Oregon State Ore.
Righty Mark Grbavac has shown arm strength and a decent curveball in limited looks but got buried on Oregon State's deep staff. He's thrown just 65 innings in three seasons.
23 975 San Diego Padres Kyle Heyne RHP Ball State Ind.
24 976 Philadelphia Phillies Shaun Ellis RHP Polk (Fla.) CC Fla.
25 977 Colorado Rockies Will Scott OF Kell HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
26 978 Arizona Diamondbacks Riccio Torrez 2B Brophy Prep, Phoenix Ariz.
Phoenix Brophy Prep infielder Riccio Torrez began the season as a preseason All-American after playing for USA Baseball's junior national team, going 6-for-14 to help the Americans win the bronze medal at the junior Pan Am championships in Mexico. An Arizona State signee, Torrez was panned this spring by scouts; three flatly called him a "college guy" as he lost some quickness and moved off shortstop to third base. He has a strong arm and strength in his swing but didn't perform this spring as he had in the past. He didn't measure up well in comparison to other prep infielders in the Four Corners area such as Nevada's Niko Vasquez and Colorado's Andy Burns.
27 979 Los Angeles Angels Miguel Starks RHP Mundy's Mill HS, Jonesboro, Ga. Ga.
28 980 New York Yankees Andy Suiter LHP UC Davis Calif.
29 981 Cleveland Indians Nick Christiani RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
30 982 Boston Red Sox Travis Shaw 3B Washington HS, Washington Court House, Ohio Ohio
The best high school hitter now is Travis Shaw, the son of former all-star Jeff Shaw. Jeff signed out of community college and is set on having Travis get a college education at Kent State, so he's considered unsignable. He has good size (6-foot-3, 195 pounds), a smooth lefthanded swing and the ability to make consistent sweet-spot contact. He's growing into his power. Shaw doesn't run well, so he'll have to move from shortstop to an infield corner.