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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1253 Tampa Bay Rays Tim Clubb RHP Missouri State Mo.
The first pitcher in Missouri State history to go 11-0, righthander Tim Clubb was Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the year. He's a redshirt sophomore after sitting out 2006 following surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in his elbow, and teams may not want to gamble on his signability. He'll touch 90-91 mph in the first inning, but he usually operates at 86-88 mph later in games. His slider is his best pitch and he also can backdoor his curveball for strikes against lefthanders. He hooks his arm in the back of his delivery, though it doesn't hamper his command.
2 1254 Pittsburgh Pirates Cole White OF Army N.Y.
3 1255 Kansas City Royals Marc Oslund RHP West HS, Torrance, Calif. Calif.
4 1256 Baltimore Orioles Chase Phillips RHP Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
5 1257 San Francisco Giants Tyler Thompson OF Jupiter (Fla.) HS Fla.
6 1258 Florida Marlins Jeremy Synan OF North Carolina State N.C.
7 1259 Cincinnati Reds Benson Merritt RHP South Lincoln HS, Smithville, Ontario Ontario
8 1260 Chicago White Sox Steve Sabatino LHP Lockport (Ill.) Township HS Ill.
9 1261 Washington Nationals Naoya Washiya OF JC of the Desert (Calif.) Calif.
10 1262 Houston Astros Ryan Danbury OF North Florida CC Fla.
11 1263 Texas Rangers Stephen Pryor RHP Cleveland State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
12 1264 Oakland Athletics Kent Walton 2B Brigham Young Utah
Speedy outfielder Kent Walton was suspended at the beginning of the season for lack of church attendance at the Mormon institution. He was quickly reinstated but his performance suffered, as he hit just .309 with less power than his .350 sophomore season. Walton is a plus runner who runs a 6.5-second 60 and can play center field or slide in at second base.
13 1265 St. Louis Cardinals Blake Murphy C Western Carolina N.C.
14 1266 Minnesota Twins Riley Boening LHP Texas Texas
15 1267 Los Angeles Dodgers Adam Moskowitz 2B Valley HS, Des Moines, Iowa Iowa
16 1268 Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Wood SS East Carolina N.C.
The Pirates' best position prospect is second baseman Ryan Wood, who hit .300 with 12 home runs in the regular season. An above-average defender, Wood is athletic and runs well, with a plus arm in the field
17 1269 Toronto Blue Jays Andrew Durden OF Indian River (Fla.) CC Fla.
18 1270 Atlanta Braves Stephen Foster LHP Bellevue (Wash.) CC Wash.
Foster is a lefthander with arm strength. He's behind in his development and has room for projection with a clean, loose arm. He's also not expected to play Division I baseball, and he sat out last season due to academic issues. His fastball velocity fluctuated all spring, and at his best he sat in the 88-90 mph range. His fastball has natural life and was a swing-and-miss pitch this spring, and his breaking ball showed sharp break at times. Command was a significant issue for him all spring, as he walked 46 in 58 innings yet also gave up just 24 hits while striking out 62.
19 1271 Chicago Cubs Derek Riley RHP Chandler-Gilbert (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
20 1272 Seattle Mariners Randy Molina 1B Stanford Calif.
21 1273 Detroit Tigers Paul Hoenecke 3B West Bend (Wis.) East HS Wis.
22 1274 New York Mets Tim Smith RHP Catawba (N.C.) N.C.
23 1275 San Diego Padres Brad Brach RHP Monmouth N.Y.
24 1276 Philadelphia Phillies Mike Bolsenbroek RHP Ageldoorn, The Netherlands
25 1277 Colorado Rockies Taylor Hightower C Cartersville (Ga.) HS Ga.
With catching always at a premium, Hightower's fundamentally sound catch and release skills have made him a premium prospect since his sophomore year in high school. He was the No. 46 prep prospect in the nation coming into the season but hasn't stepped forward because of questions about his bat. Behind the plate he has good hands and feet, and the actions to be an average receiver. While he has a fringe-average arm, Hightower's catch and release mechanics are quick and he consistently posts pop times under two seconds. While he has shown the ability to make contact at the plate, his approach needs refinement. He has gap-to-gap power and will pull an occasional home run but has only fringe-average power potential. At 6-feet-1, 195 pounds, Hightower's body is developed and lacks projection. If he slips in the draft, signing Hightower could be an issue because he has the skills to be the starting catcher for Ole Miss next season as a freshman.
26 1278 Arizona Diamondbacks Erik Stavert RHP Chabot (Calif.) JC Calif.
27 1279 Los Angeles Angels Chandler Griffin RHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
28 1280 New York Yankees Clint Preisendorfer LHP San Diego Christian Calif.
29 1281 Cleveland Indians Logan Thompson SS Jupiter (Fla.) HS Fla.
30 1282 Boston Red Sox Caleb Brown OF Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash. Wash.