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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1163 Tampa Bay Rays Andrew Gans OF Coronado HS, Henderson, Nev. Nev.
2 1164 Pittsburgh Pirates Albert Fagan RHP Yonkers, N.Y. N.Y.
3 1165 Kansas City Royals Ryan Modglin RHP Scott City (Mo.) HS Mo.
4 1166 Baltimore Orioles Lance West OF Bossier Parish (La.) CC La.
5 1167 San Francisco Giants Braden Kapteyn 3B Illiana Christian HS, Lansing, Ill. Ill.
Righthander Wade Kapteyn, now a draft-eligible sophomore at Evansville, rated as the state's No. 2 prospect in 2006, and now his younger brother Braden Kapteyn is Illinois' top prep position player. Currently a shortstop, he'll probably move to third base after he fills out his 6-foot-4 frame. His size, arm strength and power potential all profile well at the hot corner. Part of a banner Kentucky recruiting class, he could see double duty if he joins the Wildcats because his fastball has been clocked as high as 93 mph. He's a maximum-effort player, both as a hitter and on the mound, and he'll have to prove he can hit against better competition.
6 1168 Florida Marlins Mikie Mahtook OF St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La. La.
Mikie Mahtook was more renowned as a quarterback with electric speed before this spring, but his exploits as an outfielder may earn him a six-figure bonus. Mahtook, who received football interest from mid-major programs, made the decision to focus solely on baseball, easing questions about his signability. Many clubs didn't get a long look at him until he faced perennial state power Barbe High, and he didn't play well, cooling interest. But a handful of teams view him as an outstanding athlete who's more advanced than most two-sport stars. They see a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder with plus-plus speed to go with above-average power and arm strength, and they don't think he'll take long to adjust to pro pitching. The Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets and Tigers all scheduled workouts with Mahtook shortly before the draft.
7 1169 Cincinnati Reds Mike Konstanty 1B Albany N.Y.
8 1170 Chicago White Sox Rusty Shellhorn LHP Central Valley HS, Spokane Valley, Wash. Wash.
Rusty Shellhorn is just 5-foot-10, 165 pounds but had a record-setting spring. He has an outstanding curveball and mid-80s fastball that helped make him the state's player of the year. He struck out 21 in one game and had 125 strikeouts in fewer than 60 innings on the season.
9 1171 Washington Nationals James Keithley SS Texas-San Antonio Texas
10 1172 Houston Astros Tyson Van Winkle C Gonzaga Wash.
11 1173 Texas Rangers Brad Miller SS Olympia HS, Orlando Fla.
Brad Miller is another prep shortstop from Florida who could make an immediate impact a the college level next season. Committed to Clemson, Miller is a lefthanded hitter with decent bat speed and power to the gaps. In the field, Miller is a plus defender and can stay in the middle of the diamond.
12 1174 Oakland Athletics Danny Clement RHP Cascia Hall Prep, Tulsa, Okla. Okla.
Danny Clement is another two-sport star whose future lies in baseball. A three-time state wrestling champion in weight classes ranging from 152 to 171 pounds, he also has a 91-93 mph fastball that can reach 96. Though he's just 6 feet and 195 pounds, he throws with little effort, letting his lightning-quick arm action do all of the work. His second pitch is a slurvy breaking ball. A good student, he's strongly committed to Texas A&M.
13 1175 St. Louis Cardinals Curt Smith 1B Maine Maine
Maine Black Bear Curt Smith played the middle infield his first couple of years at Maine but struggled defensively and split time between left field and first base as a senior. He had his best offensive season, batting .403/.498/.722 with 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 12 steals in 14 attempts, but he's undersized at 5-foot-10 and won't ever hit enough to play left field or first base down the line. He does have good gap power and average speed, but his arm is below-average even for a left fielder.
14 1176 Minnesota Twins Steve Proscia 3B Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. N.J.
Proscia has a physical 6-foot-2, 230-pound frame and was a standout wide receiver/defensive back for the national powerhouse Don Bosco football team in the fall. His bat is raw because he's never concentrated on baseball, but his swing has plenty of leverage and he could hit for plus power down the road. Proscia's speed and arm strength are also average or better tools, and he's got enough agility to play in the middle of the field. Scouts are intrigued by Proscia's upside, but he figures to wind up at Virginia, where he might replace David Adams at second base. He projects as a third baseman as he fills out.
15 1177 Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Murray RHP Roberts HS, Pottstown, Pa. Pa.
16 1178 Milwaukee Brewers Eric Decker OF Minnesota Minn.
Minnesota assistant head coach Rob Fornasiere says outfielder Eric Decker reminds him of another former Big 10 Conference two-sport star, Kirk Gibson. Decker set a school record with 67 receptions (for 909 yards and nine touchdowns) last fall. Very athletic at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he can go from the left side of the plate to first base in an above-average 4.1 seconds and has plus-plus speed once he gets going. He covers enough ground to play center field, though he mans left field in deference to Matt Nohelty. Decker also has plenty of untapped power potential, and while he's raw, he shows the makings of good plate discipline. His worst tool is his arm, but it's playable. Scouts love Decker's tools but don't think they have any chance of signing him as a draft-eligible sophomore.
17 1179 Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Flasher RHP George Mason Va.
18 1180 Atlanta Braves Taylor Wulf RHP Alvin (Texas) CC Texas
19 1181 Chicago Cubs Jordan Brown RHP Louisiana State La.
20 1182 Seattle Mariners Christian Staehely RHP Princeton N.J.
21 1183 Detroit Tigers Chris Gloor LHP Quinnipiac Conn.
Gloor dominated the Coastal Plain League last summer, topping out at 93 with his fastball and ranking as the league's top prospect. But he's been one of the Northeast's most notable disappointments this spring, with an 83-87 mph fastball that topped out at 88. He flashes a late, tight breaking ball at times but struggles to command it. He has feel for a changeup but can't throw any of his pitches for strikes consistently. He has an unathletic 6-foot-6, 255-pound frame and a max-effort delivery. He gets over to his front side too quickly, causing his arm to drag and his slot to vary. With better conditioning and mechanical adjustments, Gloor could be intriguing, but he'll be lucky to be drafted in the top 10 rounds.
22 1184 New York Mets Charlie Hinojosa C Don Lugo HS, Chino, Calif. Calif.
23 1185 San Diego Padres Gary Poynter RHP Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas
Drafted twice previously, Poynter pitched two seasons at Weatherford (Texas) JC before transferring to Arkansas last fall before coming to Lubbock Christian at the semester break. He has a better build at 6-foot-3 and 225 pound, and a 90-94 fastball. But he often has to dial back on his velocity to throw strikes, and his breaking ball lacks consistency.
24 1186 Philadelphia Phillies Joe Pond RHP Judge Memorial HS, Salt Lake City Utah
25 1187 Colorado Rockies Kyle Ottoson LHP Eaton (Colo.) HS Colo.
26 1188 Arizona Diamondbacks Kyle Godfrey LHP Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC Ill.
27 1189 Los Angeles Angels Kyle Hendricks RHP Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif. Calif.
28 1190 New York Yankees Erik Lovett 1B Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
29 1191 Cleveland Indians Eddie Burns RHP Georgia Tech Ga.
Righthander Eddie Burns was drafted by the Braves in the 16th round last year as a redshirt sophomore, but returned to Georgia Tech and went 7-6, 6.84 this spring. Burns is 6-foot-8, 220 pounds and is athletic on the mound. His fastball is in the low 90s and slider in the low 80s, and his best pitch is a changeup. He has command of all three pitches and pitched well in the Cape Cod League last summer.
30 1192 Boston Red Sox Yan Gomes C/INF Tennessee Tenn.
Yan Gomes is a sophomore-eligible with a big body and juice at the plate, but his performance this season was inconsistent and scouts weren't sure what to make of him. Gomes needs polish both defensively and at the plate, but has a lot of projection.