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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1193 Tampa Bay Rays Sam Gaviglio RHP Ashland (Ore.) HS Ore.
Gaviglio, an Oregon State commitment, has touched 91 mph and shows a feel for a good changeup. He's just 6-foot-1 and missed part of his junior season with shoulder problems, but he also threw nearly 40 consecutive scoreless innings this spring and led Ashland High to the state 5-A championship.
2 1194 Pittsburgh Pirates Beau Didier 3B Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash. Wash.
A famous name in Washington state Beau Didier, grandson of longtime scout Mel and son of Bob Didier, who spent parts of six seasons in the majors and finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in the National League in 1969. The third generation Didier has arm strength, athletic ability and a feel for hitting but lacks strength or present power and isn't considered ready to sign yet. He's expected to attend Louisiana State.
3 1195 Kansas City Royals Pernell Halliman RHP Jackson State Calif.
4 1196 Baltimore Orioles Kirk Singer SS Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS Calif.
5 1197 San Francisco Giants Austin Stadler 1B James River HS, Midlothian, Va. Va.
6 1198 Florida Marlins Trent Fuller SS Fairfield (Calif.) HS Calif.
7 1199 Cincinnati Reds Dave Peterson RHP Los Lomas HS, Walnut Creek, Calif. Calif.
8 1200 Chicago White Sox Mark Hawkenson RHP Red Mountain HS, Mesa, Ariz. Ariz.
Hawkenson flashed a 94 on several occasions. He's an Arizona recruit with a quick, loose arm but lacking in polish. He doesn't repeat his delivery and lacks balance over the rubber. A four-year starter, Bahramzadeh flashes 91-92 mph fastballs with good sink and life. His low-elbow delivery worries some scouts, and he's got enough power as a first baseman to contribute in college.
9 1201 Washington Nationals Avery Barnes OF Florida Fla.
10 1202 Houston Astros Scott Lawson 2B Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas
11 1203 Texas Rangers Jamie McGraw OF Corban (Ore.) Ore.
12 1204 Oakland Athletics Jeff Dennis LHP SUNY Binghamton N.Y.
Projectable 6-foot-6 lefthanders are hard to find, so Binghamton's Jeff Dennis should be drafted in the top 15 rounds despite fringy stuff. Dennis didn't miss a ton of bats for the Bearcats this spring, going 4-5, 3.97 with 62 strikeouts and 27 walks in 82 innings. He has some deception and pitches from a good downhill angle, but his fastball sat in the mid-80s most of the spring after reaching 89 in the fall. His curveball and changeup are works in progress. Dennis has an awkward delivery, but scouts are intrigued by his loose arm and good pitcher's frame.
13 1205 St. Louis Cardinals Paul Cruz OF Tampa Fla.
14 1206 Minnesota Twins Wade Kapteyn RHP Evansville Ind.
Evansville sophomore-eligible righthander Wade Kapteyn came down with tendinitis in the middle finger on his pitching hand, which hampered him throughout the season. He lost velocity on his fastball and curveball, and teams will wait to make a run at him in 2009
15 1207 Los Angeles Dodgers Jimmy Parque OF Skyline (Calif.) JC Calif.
16 1208 Milwaukee Brewers Nicholas Fogarty LHP Thornlea SS, Thornhill, Ontario Ontario
17 1209 Toronto Blue Jays Nate Nelson 1B Worcester State (Mass.) Mass.
18 1210 Atlanta Braves Jesse Wierzbicki C Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
19 1211 Chicago Cubs Jared McDonald SS Pima (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
Pima's Jared McDonald, a juco shortstop and likely pro second baseman who dominated the league, batting .467 with 11 home runs. He's committed to Michigan State, a surprise and perhaps a sign that he's not an elite player, as most of the top players in the conference commit to Arizona or Arizona State. He's a contact hitter with some similarities to Adam Kennedy, with an unorthodox lefthanded swing, spray approach and solid athleticism.
20 1212 Seattle Mariners Troy Channing C Foothill HS, Pleasanton, Calif. Calif.
Another Saint Mary's recruit, Tyler Channing, rivaled Abe Ruiz as the top hitter in the area. He's strong and mature-bodied at 6-foot, 220 pounds and showed good pull power.
21 1213 Detroit Tigers Bryan Bingham RHP Navarro (Texas) JC Texas
Righthander Bryan Bingham, who pitched two innings at Dallas Baptist in 2007, is a projectable 6-foot-6, 210-pounder with an 88-91 mph fastball and a decent slider. He might leave Navarro after one season, as he is committed to Arkansas.
22 1214 New York Mets Seth Williams OF North Carolina N.C.
23 1215 San Diego Padres Colin Lynch RHP St. John's N.Y.
Righthander Colin Lynch has had an excellent career as St. John's closer, saving 24 games the last two years thanks largely to his competitiveness and feel for pitching. He pounds the zone with an 89-92 mph fastball and works in a slider with hard tilt, a 12-to-6 curveball and an occasional changeup. He's generously listed at 5-foot-11 and doesn't have good enough stuff to set him apart as an undersized righthander. He'll likely be back for his senior year, and St. John's should be thankful for that.
24 1216 Philadelphia Phillies Daniel Marrs RHP James River HS, Midlothian, Va. Va.
Righthander Daniel Marrs is the top prep prospect from the state but is known as an arm strength guy in need of polish. He's a projectable 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and was an Aflac All-American last summer, and he pitches in the low 90s but has been seen up to 96 mph. He lacks an average secondary pitch. He throws a curveball and split-finger but both lack consistency and command. Marrs is committed to Wake Forest, where he will likely end up in the fall.
25 1217 Colorado Rockies Kemer Quirk OF Rockhurst HS, Kansas City Mo.
26 1218 Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Wall LHP Westside HS, Houston Texas
27 1219 Los Angeles Angels Donn Roach RHP Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Bishop Gorman has become the premier program in Las Vegas, and Roach was the team's top player and prospect this spring, helping lead it to a third consecutive state championship. He's slightly more physical than last year's ace, righthander Taylor Cole (now at CC of Southern Nevada), and throws a bit harder than Cole did in high school, sitting 90-93 mph with his fastball. He's touched a bit higher also throws a curveball, changeup and split-finger fastball, and while none of his secondary pitches grades out as above-average consistently, all are playable and he commands them well. Most scouts rate the curve as his best secondary pitch, with future above-average potential. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he resembles Cole in that he's on the small side for a prep righthander, but his arm works, he's loose and athletic, and his mechanics are cleaner than those of Cole. He's an Arizona signee who might need third-round money to sign and keep him from going to college.
28 1220 New York Yankees Sam Mende SS Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS Fla.
29 1221 Cleveland Indians Tim Palincsar OF Texas-San Antonio Texas $100,000
30 1222 Boston Red Sox Sam Stafford LHP Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas Texas
Klein Collins lefthander Sam Stafford bounced back from elbow tendinitis early in the season to throw 86-87 mph with an easy arm action. He can gain velocity as he adds strength to his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame, and he throws strikes with his fastball, curveball and changeup.