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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1313 Tampa Bay Rays Phil Pohl C Cooperstown (N.Y.) Central HS N.Y.
Cooperstown's Philip Pohl, has average catch-and-throw skills and a little bit of power, but he's likely headed to Clemson.
2 1314 Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Williams LHP Mount Olive (N.C.) JC N.C.
3 1315 Kansas City Royals Patrick Johnson OF Colony HS, Ontario, Calif. Calif.
4 1316 Baltimore Orioles Kevin Brady RHP Gaithersburg (Md.) HS Md.
Kevin Brady is the top high school prospect in the state. Committed to Clemson, Brady is a prototypical 6-foot-3, 195-pound pitching prospect with arm strength. He pitches in the low 90s and has below-average secondary stuff in need of refinement.
5 1317 San Francisco Giants Aaron Lowenstein C UC Irvine Calif.
6 1318 Florida Marlins Joel Staples 3B St. Mary's Calif.
7 1319 Cincinnati Reds Kevin Coddington C Illinois-Chicago Ill.
At 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, Kevin Coddington is huge for a catcher. Despite his size and leverage, he employs a short swing and contact approach and thus doesn't offer as much power as he might. A transfer from Chemekata (Ore.) CC, he's agile behind the plate and has a slightly above-average arm, though his throwing accuracy wavers.
8 1320 Chicago White Sox C.J. Cron Jr. C Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
9 1321 Washington Nationals J.P. Padron 1B Rice Texas
10 1322 Houston Astros Edmond Sparks C Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
11 1323 Texas Rangers Alex Pepe LHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
12 1324 Oakland Athletics Jimmy Messer RHP South Caldwell HS, Hudson, N.C. N.C.
Righthander Jimmy Messer, who pitched with 2007 Giants first-rounder Madison Bumgarner at South Caldwell High, is the state's top prep pitching prospect. Messer is undersized at less than 6 feet tall but pitches around 90 mph. He also has a hard downer curveball that grades out as a plus pitch when he commands it. Both Lassiter and Messer are committed to North Carolina, and they're unlikely to get picked high enough to be bought out of their scholarships.
13 1325 St. Louis Cardinals Santo Maertz RHP St. Peter's (N.J.) N.J.
14 1326 Minnesota Twins Colby Sokol OF Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash. Wash.
15 1327 Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Reed LHP West Stanly HS, Oakboro, N.C. N.C.
16 1328 Milwaukee Brewers Kaleb Herren RHP North Central Texas JC Texas
17 1329 Toronto Blue Jays George Agyapong-Mensah OF Western Texas JC Texas
18 1330 Atlanta Braves Taylor Hart RHP Madison County HS, Danielsville, Ga. Ga.
19 1331 Chicago Cubs David Doss C South Alabama Ala.
20 1332 Seattle Mariners Donny Jobe 2B Elon N.C.
21 1333 Detroit Tigers Brian Wheeler OF Childersburg (Ala.) HS Ala.
22 1334 New York Mets Jean-Francois Ricard LHP Ahuntsic (Quebec) JC Quebec
23 1335 Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Law RHP Mainland Regional HS, Linwood, N.J. N.J.
Righthander Charlie Law's frame stands out more than his stuff, though he lacks a great feel for pitching. Law is growing into his 6-foot-7, 225-pound frame, and he has boatloads of projection, but his attentions have been split between baseball and basketball in high school, so he remains raw. Law works in the 87-89 mph range and shows feel for a changeup and curveball, but he could use quite a bit of seasoning in college at Rutgers.
24 1336 Colorado Rockies Jordan Swagerty RHP Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas Texas
Swagerty was the starting catcher--ahead of projected early first-rounder Kyle Skipworth--on the US. junior national team that won a bronze medal at the Pan American Junior Championships last summer. But since his velocity increased during his junior season, pro teams have regarded him more highly as a pitcher. He's still more of a thrower than a pitcher on the mound, but he eventually could have two plus pitches with his 90-92 mph fastball and his curveball. He's not big at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, so he may profile better as a reliever. As a catcher, Swagerty is more advanced defensively than he is with his bat. He has obvious arm strength, though his throwing mechanics are long. He's a switch-hitter, but his bat speed is ordinary and he needs more strength. Swagerty's signability is uncertain. Some clubs believe he'd turn pro if he goes in the first four rounds, while others think luring him away from Arizona State will be all but impossible.
25 1337 Arizona Diamondbacks David Cooper SS Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
26 1338 Los Angeles Angels David Fischer RHP Ballston Lake HS, Burnt Hills, N.Y. N.Y.
27 1339 New York Yankees Evan Ocheltree OF Wake Forest N.C.
28 1340 Cleveland Indians Cory White RHP Rend Lake (Ill.) JC Ill.
He wasn't always consistent with his delivery or his command, but Cory White flashed as good an arm as anyone in Illinois. Though he's just 6 feet and 180 pounds, White has a quick arm that delivers 93-95 mph fastballs and hard sliders. He has committed to Indiana State for his junior season, but White is expected to turn pro.
29 1341 Boston Red Sox Ben Whitmore LHP Fresno (Calif.) CC Calif.
Whitmore showed a fastball reaching 91-92 mph last summer in the California Collegiate League. He transferred from NAIA Fresno Pacific to Fresno CC to take advantage of his rising draft stock but rarely touched the 90s this spring. He sat more in the 85-88 mph range, with a solid-average 12-to-6 curveball and straight changeup. He works to both sides of the plate, probably his greatest strength besides being lefthanded.