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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
2 51 Seattle Mariners Rich Poythress Georgia Ga. $694,800
After helping Georgia to the College World Series last season, Poythress has had an impressive follow-up season, hitting consistently as the anchor of Georgia's lineup. He recovered from a torn ACL in the fall of his freshman year to make 38 starts and hit .282. He's hit close to .390 the last two seasons with 36 home runs. Poythress does it more with strength, a polished approach and leverage in his swing rather than pure bat speed. He's more of a hitter rather than a slugger, lacking the raw power that Bulldogs shortstop Gordon Beckham showed. He ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in batting, slugging, on-base percentage and home runs while having a stellar junior season. His swing is geared to use the middle of the field, and he could hit for more power if he learns to pull for power better. Some scouts wonder if he'll hit for power against better velocity and consider him a solid hitter but more of a second-division player rather than a difference-maker. Poythress gave third base a whirl last summer in the Cape Cod League and in the fall but fits better defensively at first base, where his soft hands are an asset.
3 85 Baltimore Orioles Tyler Townsend Florida International Fla. $417,600
Among hitters who improved their cause this spring, the fastest riser was Florida International's Tyler Townsend, who had a monstrous performance, batting .434/.512/.858 with 24 home runs and 77 RBIs. He hit with wood last summer in an MVP performance in the Valley League, and FIU coach Turtle Thomas compares him favorably to Brad Hawpe, whom he coached at Louisiana State. Scouts agree that Townsend has a smooth lefthanded swing that should translate to wood. The debate comes in whether Townsend can hold down right field, as Hawpe has as a pro. More likely, Townsend will be a fringy left fielder or first baseman, as he's a below-average runner with average arm strength. Teams looking for college hitters with a track record of performance could take Townsend in the first five rounds.
3 90 Colorado Rockies Ben Paulsen Clemson S.C. $391,000
Paulsen's father Tom Riginos is Clemson's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, and Paulsen has made him proud by being the Tigers' best hitter this season. He's more of a hitter in the Mark Grace mold, with a smooth lefthanded swing. He uses the whole field and ranked second in the ACC (behind only Dustin Ackley) in hits. Paulsen's ultimate value is tied to his power; he's just an average defender and is limited to first base. His lack of patience at the plate works against him in terms of getting to his power, as at times he doesn't work himself into power hitter's counts. Teams that focus on his strong Cape Cod League performance (.290/.335/.497, eight home runs) could pop Paulsen as high as the third round. Skeptics will recall Michael Johnson, a Clemson first baseman drafted 54th overall in 2002 whose slider bat speed made him a 4-A player.
5 147 San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt Texas Texas $200,000
Though Texas won the Big 12 regular-season and conference championships and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament, it has a young team with few enticing 2009 draft prospects. Besides Wood, the only other Longhorn with a chance to go in the first 10 rounds is first baseman Brandon Belt. He led Texas with a .338 average and eight homers heading into the super-regionals, though scouts don't love his set-up. He bats out of a deep crouch and cuts himself off, reducing his power. A disciplined lefthanded hitter with the size (6-foot-5, 205 pounds) to drive the ball, he led Cape Cod League champion Harwich with five homers last summer. He uses more of an opposite-field approach and doesn't turn on pitches consistently. He's a good defensive first baseman with average speed. Belt has been drafted twice previously, in the 11th round out of high school by the Red Sox in 2006 (as a lefthanded pitcher) and in the same round out of San Jacinto JC by the Braves in 2007.
5 156 Arizona Diamondbacks Ryan Wheeler Loyola Marymount Calif. $160,000
Wheeler was a high school basketball teammate of North Carolina forward Deon Thompson. During his prep baseball career, Wheeler did little to impress scouts, but in the summer after his graduation in 2006 he began working with a local part-time scout who doubles as a travel ball coach. The sudden change in his hitting ability was striking. Wheeler blasted several long shots out of old Torrance Park in a home run derby during a summer showcase, and he has been hitting ever since. Now 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, he batted .285 with five home runs in the Cape Cod League last summer and was batting .324/.429/.576 with nine home runs this spring. Wheeler has dabbled as a third baseman, but his long-term home should be at first, where he projects as an average defender. Scouts are most intrigued by his hitting ability, as he displays promising power as well as patience and an intelligent approach. Wheeler also gets high marks for his plate coverage, as well as his knack for driving the ball to the opposite field.
5 169 Tampa Bay Rays Jeff Malm Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev. $680,000
The first thing out of everyone's mouth when talking about Malm is some variation of: "That guy can hit." Few high school players in the draft have a better track record of performance than Malm, who does it from the left side. Everywhere he goes, he hits, whether it's as the youngest player on the USA Baseball junior national team--where he saw more time at first base than Eric Hosmer--or as the only underclassman at the 2007 Cape Cod High School Classic. Playing for one of the nation's top high school teams, Malm was leading the state of Nevada with 15 home runs heading into the playoffs. The question is whether he will be able to hit for the same power with a wood bat. At a soft-bodied 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, he's limited to first base and will need to produce power. He has a good arm--sitting at 87-89 mph as a pitcher--but can't play the outfield. As a lifelong Southern California fan with a long personal relationship with head coach Chad Kreuter, Malm's commitment to the Trojans is strong.
5 171 Los Angeles Angels Casey Haerther UCLA Calif. $141,300
Haerther was soft and overweight when drafted by the Padres out of high school and has worked hard to transform his frame at UCLA. His blazing start in 2009 cooled as the season progressed--he finished the season batting .305/.372/.473 with nine home runs--but Haerther has power and is a smart hitter, using the whole field and not trying to do too much with a good pitch. He has dabbled at third but is a better fit as a first baseman, and could still go with a single-digit pick.
6 185 Cleveland Indians Ben Carlson Missouri State Mo. $125,000
Carlson stands out for his size (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) and strength, which he has shown off by leading the Missouri Valley Conference in homers in each of the last two season. The younger brother of Tigers minor league first baseman Chris Carlson, Ben has effortless lefthanded power and the ball jumps off his bat. Though his average dropped from .379 a year ago to .301 this spring, he makes good contact for a slugger and shows patience at the plate. Carlson has spent most of his time in right field this season after playing first base as a freshman and DHing as a sophomore. He injured his elbow in summer ball in 2007 and had Tommy John surgery following the 2008 season. Though he's reasonably athletic for his size, he's a below-average runner who will move back to first base in pro ball. A team looking for a proven college slugger could pop him in the fourth or fifth round.
6 188 Florida Marlins Dustin Dickerson Baylor Texas
Dickerson projected as a possible second-round pick coming out of high school in 2006, but signability concerns dropped him to the Nationals in the 15th round. Scouts loved his sweet lefthanded swing but didn't like the adjustments he made at Baylor, as he spread out his stance and became more of an opposite-field hitter. He batted just .303 with seven homers in his first two seasons. Dickerson started pulling more pitches again this year, maximizing the strength in his 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame. He led the Bears with a .377 average, fashioned a 24-game hitting streak and hit 10 homers. He has a patient approach at the plate and makes consistent contact. Though he's reasonably athletic and runs well for his size, most of Dickerson's value lies in his bat. A high school third baseman, he moved to first base at Baylor and is only an adequate defender. His offensive potential could get him drafted as high as the third round.
Dickerson agreed to a $150,000 bonus with the Marlins on July 11 and played in 46 games at short-season Jamestown. However, his deal was voided on Oct. 11, making him a free agent.
8 234 San Diego Padres Nate Freiman Duke N.C. $40,000
First baseman Nate Freiman is 6-foot-8 and has huge raw power, but he has a slider-speed bat in the eyes of most scouts.
8 246 Arizona Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt Texas State Texas $95,000
Paul Goldschmidt became the first player to repeat as Southland Conference hitter of the year since future big leaguer Ben Broussard in 1998-99. Goldschmidt, who also won the SLC's player of the year award, led NCAA Division I with 87 RBIs entering super-regional play and bashed 18 homers this spring, giving him a school-record 36 for his career. He has big righthanded power and good plate discipline for a slugger. Though he's a good athlete for a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder, his lack of range limits him to first base, so his bat will have to carry him. Part of a national championship team at The Woodlands (Texas) High in 2006, Goldschmidt went in the 49th round of that draft to the Dodgers.
8 257 Philadelphia Phillies Jon Singleton Millikan HS, Long Beach Calif. $200,000
Singleton first came to the attention of scouts and college recruiters in the summer of 2007, when he was 15 and with a wood bat, he blasted a 400-foot home run out of Inland Empire's ballpark. His frame and natural hitting ability have impressed scouts, though his results have lagged behind. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Singleton has an impressive build, and his large, strong hands indicate natural power potential. He has a sweet, fluid swing, and his bat speed produces an audible "whoosh" as he swings at a pitch. He has struggled to connect with quality pitching at showcase events, and an early-season slump this spring drove down his stock. His backswing can get wrapped and unnecessarily long, leading to problems making solid contact. As the season has progressed, though, Singleton has warmed up. He impressed a group of 30 scouts in an Easter tournament game by ripping several base hits. He has excellent defensive skills, and should be an above-average defender at first base. Singleton is just 17, so a club that thinks it can draw out his terrific natural hitting ability can be patient in developing him. He could also shoot up draft boards in three years if he opts for Long Beach State instead of pro ball.
10 302 Kansas City Royals Geoff Baldwin Grand Junction (Colo.) HS Colo. $100,000
Baldwin shows light-tower power from the left side of the plate in batting practice, but scouts view him as a four o'clock hitter. He doesn't have a load to his swing and it's all off his front foot, and scouts don't believe he's ready to hit professional pitching with a wood bat. Baldwin is committed to Nebraska next season.
11 323 Seattle Mariners Tim Morris St. John's N.Y.
First baseman Tim Morris began his collegiate career at Clemson, where he was just 1-for-17 as a freshman in 2007 before transferring to St. John's. After a quiet sophomore year, he broke out last summer in the Atlantic Collegiate League, where he ranked as the No. 4 prospect. He carried that momentum over to this spring, batting .415/.492/.677 with 12 homers and 62 RBIs (all team bests). Despite his power surge and his professional build (6-foot-3, 220 pounds), many scouts aren't sold on Morris' raw power. He does have a good feel for hitting from the left side, and he's a solid defensive first baseman with an average arm, but he might not have the power to be a big league regular at the position.
11 325 Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron Baker Oklahoma Okla.
First baseman Aaron Baker stands out for his power and patience at the plate. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound lefthanded hitter smoked 15 homers and drew 40 walks in 63 games this season. He also starts his hands low and has some holes in his swing, compromising his ability to make contact (50 strikeouts) and hit for average (.284). A below-average athlete and runner, Baker could offer some surprising defensive value. He caught in high school and played there at times this spring. He has an average arm and threw out five of 11 basestealers. He's the grandson of Jerry Mays, who played in two Super Bowls and was an all-American Football League performer as an offensive and defensive lineman.
11 337 Los Angeles Dodgers Connor Powers Mississippi State Miss.
Mississippi State's top draft pick will likely be corner infielder Connor Powers, who took a step back defensively this season, playing mostly first base instead of third. Powers' best tool is, appropriately, power. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder ranked fifth in the SEC with 19 home runs, and he ranks with anyone in the league in terms of raw power. Most scouts see plenty of holes in his swing and say he has trouble handling velocity, and his body has gone backward.
11 339 St. Louis Cardinals Alan Ahmady Fresno State Calif.
11 344 New York Mets Sam Honeck Tulane La.
First baseman Sam Honeck had a disappointing 2008 season for Tulane, batting .275 with seven homers after starring for two years at Grayson County (Texas) CC. He was slow to recover from surgery in December 2007, having screws put in his foot to repair a break he sustained in high schools. Fully healthy and less pull-conscious as a senior, he hit .313 with 16 homers. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder has lefthanded power to all fields and a patient approach, though he does have some holes in his swing and will strike out. He's not much of an athlete but plays a solid first base.
12 361 Colorado Rockies Jared Clark Cal State Fullerton Calif.
A 23-year-old fifth-year senior, Clark dabbled as a pitcher in his first two seasons, 2005 and 2006. A knee injury forced him to redshirt in 2007, but he was nonetheless drafted that year by the Indians (21st round). The 6-foot-4, 215-pound righthander hitter found his stride in 2008, leading the Titans in home runs and finding a spot as a replacement on USA Baseball's college national team, where he replaced an injured Kentrail Davis. Despite his short stay with Team USA, Clark still led the squad with four homers. Clark has made a habit of driving in all the rabbits Fullerton places at the top of their batting order, leading the team with 74 RBIs and ranking second with 11 home runs. As a pro prospect, Clark is a kind of right handed Lucas Duda, who played at USC and was drafted by the Mets in 2007. Clark is acceptable as a defensive first baseman, and he has obvious power potential. His sweeping uppercut swing can get a shade long and pull-happy. Clark's relatively advanced age, injury history and lack of projection may work against him in the draft. Most importantly, Clark will need to convince scouts that his power translates to wood, and that he can consistently--not just occasionally--catch up to quality pitching.
13 384 San Diego Padres Matt Vern Texas Christian Texas
13 406 Milwaukee Brewers Sean Halton Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
13 408 Boston Red Sox Chris McGuiness The Citadel S.C. $100,000
First baseman Chris McGuiness has a much more polished approach at the plate and better tools. He has decent bat speed and a fluid swing, and he knows the strike zone as well as any college hitter. His 65 walks led the nation entering super regional play, and he ranked 12th in the country in on-base percentage. McGuiness has arm strength (he pitched as a freshman) and is a solid defender at first base. He's a below-average runner who probably can't move to the outfield. Both Bulldogs could go in the seventh- to 10th-round range.
14 430 Toronto Blue Jays Lance Durham Cincinnati Ohio
Another juco transfer broke another of Youkilis' records this spring. First baseman Lance Durham, whose father Leon was a big league all-star with the Cubs, surpassed Youkilis' single-season mark with 99 hits and set another school record with a .427 average. A lefthanded hitter who hooks a lot of balls but keeps more than his share in fair territory, Durham crushes fastballs and has trouble with offspeed pitches. He has a good approach and a discerning eye, though he can get too patient at times. Durham doesn't always turn his raw power loose, but when he does, he can drive the ball. He hit the longest ball in the history of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium, an April 29 shot against Xavier that traveled an estimated 500 feet and landed on top of the school's basketball arena. Durham doesn't exactly have a pro body at 5-foot-10 and 233 pounds, and his speed, arm and range are all below average. But his bat and his bloodlines should get him drafted in the first 10-15 rounds. A 45th-round pick by the Tigers out of high school in 2006, Durham went undrafted in two seasons at Kaskaskia (Ill.) JC.
14 433 Chicago White Sox Dan Black Purdue Ind.
15 442 Washington Nationals Corey Davis Coffee HS, Douglas, Ga. Ga.
15 453 Oakland Athletics Anthony Aliotti St. Mary's Calif.
15 459 St. Louis Cardinals David Washington University City HS, San Diego Calif.
16 478 Atlanta Braves Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg Nova Southeastern (Fla.) Fla.
16 491 Houston Astros Ronald Sanchez Manuela Toro Morice HS, Caguas, P.R. P.R. $105,000
Ronald Sanchez is the third-best catcher on the island. He's not a big kid, but has a big swing from the left side of the plate and is more offensive-minded than the other catchers. He has improved defensively and could be a single-digit pick.
17 519 St. Louis Cardinals Jonathan Rodriguez Manatee (Fla.) CC Fla.
18 561 Los Angeles Angels Jamie Mallard Hillsborough (Fla.) CC Fla. $100,000
19 585 New York Yankees Luke Murton Georgia Tech Ga.
The younger brother of former Georgia Tech star and big league outfielder Matt Murton, Luke Murton is a bigger, less athletic version of his brother. At 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, he's actually 20 pounds lighter than he was his first three years of college. Murton struggled to live up to the family reputation early in his career, striking out 95 times between the 2007-2008 seasons, when he hit 21 homers combined and was drafted twice (33rd round, 2007 as an eligible sophomore, 40th round 2008). Already 23, Murton doesn't have a ton of upside, but he does have righthanded power, more athleticism in his lighter frame and enough arm (it's fringe-average) and speed (below average) to play left field as a pro. He was solid as Georgia Tech's right fielder in 2009 after mostly playing first base or DH for the majority of his college career. His weight loss also has quickened Murton's bat, and he's trusting his hands more instead of constantly cheating on fastballs. That's allowed him to make more consistent contact and use the whole field. As a result, he entered the NCAA tournament with career-best numbers (.370, 17 HRs, 33 BB, just 28 SO). With plus righthanded power and the ability to stick in the outfield, Murton should become a draft factor in the fifth-to-sixth round as a top senior sign.
19 587 Philadelphia Phillies Stephen Batts East Carolina N.C.
Batts, a former soccer player, is limited to left field and is more of an organizational player, albeit one with solid hitting ability and average speed.
20 617 Philadelphia Phillies Darin Ruf Creighton Neb.
21 627 San Francisco Giants Zak Wasserman Lake Shore HS, St. Clair Shores, Mich. Mich.
21 650 Chicago Cubs Greg Rohan Kent State Ohio
22 654 San Diego Padres Cody Decker UCLA Calif.
First baseman Cody Decker played the lead as a senior in his high school play, often changing out of acting garb to rush over to the baseball clubhouse and put his uniform on. Now a college senior, he set career highs in average (.322) and home runs (21) this spring, feasting on anything middle-in. His shorter frame and high strikeout total--58 in 2009--may depress his draft position, but Decker's power should draw draft attention.
22 659 Cincinnati Reds Dave Stewart Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas
Outfielder David Stewart was the best position prospect in Missouri when he came out of high school in 2007, then couldn't crack Nebraska's lineup as a freshman and transferred to Grayson County CC. His best tool is his lefthanded power, as he uses the strength and leverage in his 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame to drive balls. He's a good athlete for his size and has thrown 90 mph off the mound, but he could wind up at first base down the road.
23 689 Cincinnati Reds Chris Richburg Texas Tech Texas
24 719 Cincinnati Reds Derrick Lowery Young Harris (Ga.) JC Ga.
25 761 Houston Astros Nick Stanley Florida Southern Fla.
25 769 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Wiegand Gonzaga Wash.
More of a doubles machine, senior first baseman Ryan Wiegand is Gonzaga's all-time leader in hits, doubles and RBIs. He carried the team in the West Coast Conference title-clinching game that earned the school its first regional trip since 1981, hitting three home runs and driving in eight. After hitting 11 homers last year, he had just six this year but a nice overall line of .330/.407/.517 thanks to 21 doubles. He's limited to first base and doesn't show much loft for a guy who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds.
25 770 Chicago Cubs Justin Bour George Mason Va.
George Mason dominated the Colonial Athletic Association this year, winning the regular-season title and an at-large regional bid. Outfielder Scott Krieger (.378) and catcher Chris Henderson (.416) shared CAA player of the year honors, and along with hulking first baseman Justin Bour (.336) combined to hit 51 of the team's 81 home runs. Bour shows the ability to hit for average and power. He's a strapping 6-foot-4, 250 pounds and has drawn physical comparisons to Brett Wallace. Power will be his calling card, though he has the tools to be a good defensive first baseman.
26 782 Kansas City Royals Matt Frazer Nitro (W.Va.) HS W.Va.
26 791 Houston Astros Matt Pare Pompano Beach (Fla.) HS Fla.
28 833 Seattle Mariners Regan Flaherty Deering HS, Portland, Maine Maine
Regan Flaherty is following his older brother Ryan to Vanderbilt. He's got some projection but is raw in all phases and also seems certain to head to school.
29 876 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Williams Brophy Prep, Phoenix Ariz.
29 888 Boston Red Sox Cody Stubbs Tuscola HS, Waynesville, N.C. N.C.
Outfielder Demetrius McKelvie, a Marshall recruit, and shortstop Cody Stubbs, a Tennessee signee, both moved up draft boards thanks to their bats, which dominated low-level competition. Stubbs has excellent size at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and projects to move to third base, left field or first base in pro ball. He has lefthanded power and a big swing, smashing 16 home runs this spring, and scouts are torn about how much power he'll have with wood and where he'll play defensively. He does have good arm strength. Stubbs also has some swing-and-miss and wasn't even the player of the year in his conference. He has close ties to Volunteers coach Todd Raleigh from Raleigh's days at Western Carolina and it may take top-three-rounds money to sway him from his Tennessee commitment.
30 900 Detroit Tigers James Robbins Shorecrest HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash. $235,000
In a disappointing high school crop, another player teams are split on is James Robbins--though the division is whether he profiles better on the mound or in the batter's box. Robbins is 6 feet and a stocky 220 pounds, and if he ends up at Washington State he'll be a two-way player. He bats and throws lefthanded, which makes him intriguing on the mound even though he throws 86-90 mph. He has a heavy fastball and shows a breaking ball that has a chance to be average. Scouts who like him better as a hitter see above-average power potential. Robbins has good bat speed and swings with authority. Despite his wrecking-ball frame, Robbins is a good athlete who played some center field for his high school team. One scout noted that Robbins' father and older brother are very athletic and said Robbins will get himself into better shape after seeing what players look like at the next level--whether that's in college or pro ball.
31 928 Atlanta Braves Derek Wiley Belmont Tenn.
31 950 Chicago Cubs Andrew Clark Louisville Ky.
32 957 San Francisco Giants Luke Anders Texas A&M Texas
32 975 New York Yankees Nick Ebert South Carolina S.C.
South Carolina's regional run fell short at East Carolina, due mostly to pitching. Three Gamecock hitters could go by the 10th round: catcher Justin Dalles, first baseman Nick Ebert and outfielder DeAngelo Mack. Scouts were least certain about Ebert's chances, even though he hit 23 home runs this season, tied for eighth in the country. Ebert also has patience and a grinder mentality. Scouts doubt his wood-bat power and bat speed.
36 1101 Los Angeles Angels Eric Oliver UC Santa Barbara Calif.
38 1139 Cincinnati Reds Tommy Nurre Miami (Ohio) Ohio
38 1150 Toronto Blue Jays Yudelmis Hernandez Barry (Fla.) Fla.
38 1157 Philadelphia Phillies Cory Wine Penn State Pa.
39 1172 Kansas City Royals Art Charles Bakersfield (Calif.) JC Calif.
40 1213 Chicago White Sox Leighton Pangilinan Escalon (Calif.) HS Calif.
41 1244 New York Mets Travis Ozga Florida Atlantic Fla.
42 1263 Oakland Athletics Blake Crosby Sacramento State Calif.
43 1302 Minnesota Twins Jon Hedges Olney Central (Ill.) CC Ill.
44 1317 San Francisco Giants Joe Lewis Pittsburg (Calif.) HS Calif.
46 1373 Seattle Mariners Clay Cederquist Fowler HS, Fresno Calif.
46 1395 New York Yankees Tony Plagman Georgia Tech Ga.
Slugging first baseman Tony Plagman has shown plus power with 32 homers the last two seasons, despite becoming steadily more aggressive and less selective. He fits better as a senior sign.
47 1411 Colorado Rockies Sterling Monfort Eaton (Colo.) HS Colo.
47 1413 Oakland Athletics Kyle Roller East Carolina N.C.
47 1427 Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Bollinger Magic City HS, Minot, N.D. N.D.
Georgia isn't known for its junior-college programs, but Middle Georgia and Young Harris consistently produce draft picks and good college players, with Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis (Young Harris) the best recent example. This year's top junior-college talents in the state are all pitchers, including Darton JC righthander Tony Whitenton, who ran his fastball up to 94 mph at times this spring, sitting in the 88-91 mph range. He also flashed a solid to plus slider that had power and some depth.
47 1431 Los Angeles Angels Jose Jimenez Tampa Fla.
49 1481 Houston Astros Matt Smith Mississippi Miss.
Another eligible sophomore for the Rebels, first baseman Matt Smith, attracts more attention as one of the better hitters available from the SEC this year. Smith looks the part at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, and hit 14 homers as a redshirt freshman, a school record for the class. He also struck out 80 times as a freshman in 227 at-bats, and he had adjusted as a sophomore. A solid runner and good athlete for his position, Smith had improved his batting average by 65 points, cut his strikeouts nearly in half and increased his on-base and slugging percentages--though he had hit just six home runs entering regional play. As a sophomore Smith has leverage, and teams may not be willing to pay for a righthanded-hitting first baseman with just six homers.
49 1482 Minnesota Twins Paul-Michael Klingsberg Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
50 1499 Cincinnati Reds Chris Page Genesee (N.Y.) CC N.Y.
50 1508 Florida Marlins Adam Kam Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla. Fla.
50 1515 New York Yankees Stephen Kaupang Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif.
Stephen Kaupang is limited defensively to first base but has shown power. Tall, strong and rangy, he has excellent raw power and hitting ability, as evidenced by his 11 homers and .428 average. He has shown a tendency to point his front foot and open up his front side too soon, but if scouts think he can correct those problems, he could be a sleeper.
50 1518 Boston Red Sox Drew Hedman Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) Calif.
50 1521 Los Angeles Angels Alibay Barkley Washington HS, New York N.Y.