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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1370 Tampa Bay Rays Jeff Lease LHP American River (Calif.) JC Calif.
2 1371 Pittsburgh Pirates Scott McGough SS Plum HS, Pittsburgh Pa.
3 1372 Kansas City Royals William Beckwith 1B West Lowndes HS, Columbus, Miss. Miss.
4 1373 Baltimore Orioles Mike Mudron LHP King HS, Riverside, Calif. Calif.
5 1374 San Francisco Giants Joey Hainsfurther SS Highland Park HS, Dallas Texas
6 1375 Florida Marlins Casey Fry LHP Los Angeles Pierce JC Calif.
7 1376 Cincinnati Reds Grant Hogue OF Mississippi State Miss.
8 1377 Chicago White Sox Lee Fischer SS Missouri Mo.
9 1378 Washington Nationals Rob Brantly C Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
10 1379 Houston Astros Mike Modica LHP George Mason Va.
11 1380 Texas Rangers Erik Morrison SS Kansas Kan.
12 1381 Oakland Athletics J.R. Graham RHP Livermore (Calif.) HS Calif.
The hardest thrower this spring in the North might have been J.R. Graham of Livermore, a Santa Clara two-way recruit. Considered too small (5-foot-11, 160 pounds) by most scouts to buy out of school, Graham is a fine-fielding shortstop who ran his fastball up to 94 mph with a quick arm in relief outings.
13 1382 St. Louis Cardinals Brandon Sizemore 2B College of Charleston S.C.
14 1383 Minnesota Twins Lyndon Eusea OF Hahnville HS, Boutte, La. La.
15 1384 Milwaukee Brewers Carlos George SS Monroe HS, Bronx, N.Y. Calif.
16 1385 Atlanta Braves Matt Harrison SS Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nev. Nev.
North Carolina recruit Matt Harrison has the arm and high-energy approach to be a solid college shortstop. His bat and overall athleticism leave him short as a pro for now.
17 1386 Chicago Cubs Tony Zych RHP St. Rita of Cascia HS, Chicago Ill.
18 1387 Seattle Mariners Alvin Rittman OF Germantown (Tenn.) HS Tenn.
19 1388 Detroit Tigers Eric Roof C Michigan State Mich.
20 1389 New York Mets Brian Gump OF UC Santa Barbara Calif.
21 1390 Philadelphia Phillies Giovanni Soto LHP Advanced Central College HS, Carolina, P.R. P.R.
22 1391 Colorado Rockies Jimmy Cesario 2B Houston Texas
23 1392 Arizona Diamondbacks Dan Kauffman 1B Juniata (Pa.) Pa.
24 1393 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Hege C Maize (Kan.) HS Kan.
25 1394 New York Yankees Matt Veltmann RHP San Diego CC Calif.
26 1395 Cleveland Indians Matt Ramsey RHP Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn. Tenn.
Matt Ramsey is a two-way prep prospect who had an impressive summer in 2007 but regressed in 2008. A righthanded pitcher and catcher, Ramsey was seen up to 94 mph last fall but this spring has pitched closer to 90 mph. He also throws a plus hammer curveball and a changeup. At 5-foot-10, Ramsey is undersized and some scouts like him better as a catcher. He has a strong arm and athleticism behind the plate, playing the game hard. The bat is a concern with Ramsey, but he is strong and has raw power. He is committed to Tennessee.
27 1396 Boston Red Sox Jeremy Heatley RHP North Lake (Texas) CC Texas