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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 352 Washington Nationals Nathan Karns RHP Texas Tech Texas $225,000
Righthander Nathan Karns positioned himself to go in the first three rounds after flashing a 95-96 mph fastball and a plus curveball in the Cape Cod League last summer. After an inconsistent spring, he may go closer to the 10th round, where the Astros drafted him out of high school in 2006. "He looks like Roger Clemens in the bullpen," one scout said, "but he gets whacked." Karns has a strong 6-foot-3, 223-pound frame and showed a 91-94 mph fastball and hard curve in his second season at Texas Tech after transferring from North Carolina State. He's still figuring out how to pitch, as he has trouble throwing strikes and locating his pitches when he can find the zone. Scouts don't love his delivery and question his mental toughness.
2 353 Seattle Mariners Andrew Carraway RHP Virginia Va.
The Cavaliers' top prospect for this year is righthander Andrew Carraway, who shut down a strong UC Irvine club to clinch Virginia's regional victory. He threw seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out three, and improved to 7-1, 4.30 on the season and may have boosted his draft stock. His arsenal isn't overwhelming, but his pitchability and command make everything play up. His fastball sits in the mid-80s and can touch the low 90s. His curveball flashes sharp break and sits in the low 70s, and he also shows a changeup and slider. He should be a quality senior sign.
3 354 San Diego Padres Brayden Drake 3B Missouri State Mo.
4 355 Pittsburgh Pirates Jeff Inman RHP Stanford Calif. $425,000
Inman started the year as a potential first-rounder after a solid sophomore season and good summer in the Cape Cod League. He never got it together this spring, though, going 2-6, 6.11 as opponents hit .307 against him. At his best in the past, he showed a low-90s fastball that touches 96, solid curveball and changeup, but he was never at his best this spring and scouts said he got worse as the year went on. Against New Mexico on May 10, his velocity dropped into the low 80s and he left after one batter, with reports that he had shoulder tendinitis. He didn't pitch the rest of the season, so teams' views of the condition of his shoulder could drive how high he's drafted.
5 356 Baltimore Orioles Steve Bumbry OF Virginia Tech Va.
6 357 San Francisco Giants Chris Heston RHP East Carolina N.C.
7 358 Atlanta Braves Chris Lovett SS Columbia State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $100,000
8 359 Cincinnati Reds Josh Garton OF Volunteer State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
Josh Garton, an outfielder at Volunteer State, challenged pitchers Trent Rothlin, a righthander committed to Mississippi, and lefty Chad Bell (Tennessee) as the top prospect in the juco ranks. Garton, a Florida International signee, might be better suited to first base or left field in pro ball. He's strong-bodied and athletic, with a fringe-average arm, and has played some center field. He plays with energy, endearing him to scouts and college coaches alike. His bat is his best tool, with above-average raw power, and he could go in the seventh- to 10th-round range.
9 360 Detroit Tigers Matt Thomson RHP San Diego Calif.
10 361 Colorado Rockies Jared Clark 1B 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.
11 362 Kansas City Royals Nick Wooley RHP William Woods (Mo.) Mo.
Righthander Nick Wooley blossomed at William Woods, his third school in three years. After stops at Rend Lake (Ill.) CC and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, he has shown one of the best curveballs in the Midwest, a tight 12-to-6 hammer. He also has an 88-91 mph fastball, though it lacks life and sits up in the zone when he pushes it into the low 90s. He has a skinny 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame, so scouts worry about his durability.
12 363 Oakland Athletics Connor Hoehn RHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
13 364 Texas Rangers Vin DiFazio C Alabama Ala.
The rest of Alabama's roster includes several players who should be drafted in the eighth- to 15th-round range, such as senior Vin DiFazio, an offensive catcher with solid receiving ability and a below-average arm.
14 365 Cleveland Indians Joseph Colon RHP Caguas, P.R. P.R.
Joseph Colon went undrafted last year as a third baseman, then moved to the mound and has been firing fastballs at 90-92 mph. The Cubs actually signed the 6-foot-1 righthander in late January, but MLB voided the contract because Colon enrolled at Huertas Junior College, which does not have a baseball program. Colon is raw but has a fresh, loose arm with the makings of a good curveball. He was 88-91 mph at the Excellence Tournament with good sink. His secondary stuff is unrefined.
15 366 Arizona Diamondbacks Charles Brewer RHP UCLA Calif.
16 367 Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Cavazos-Galvez OF New Mexico N.M.
Senior outfielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez has been with coach Ray Birmingham since was a freshman, starting at New Mexico JC and then following his coach to New Mexico last year. At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, Cavazos-Galvez is strong and can muscle pitches down and away out of the yard to center field. His .392/.437/.737 line is distorted by his home park, as Albuquerque has a higher elevation than Denver. Cavazos-Galvez has an aggressive approach at the plate. He doesn't walk much, but makes good contact, so he doesn't strike out much either. He has average speed, good instincts on the bases and plays hard. He also has a hose in right field, firing 94 mph missiles to third base. His father, Balvino Galvez, pitched 10 games for the Dodgers in 1986. Cavazos-Galvez needs to work on the mental aspect of the game. He's hard on himself and often presses.
17 368 Florida Marlins Kyle Jensen OF St. Mary's Calif. $100,000
Teams looking for college bats were having to look harder than usual this year. One option is St. Mary's outfielder Kyle Jensen. He was a skinny 6-foot-2, 180-pound lefthanded pitcher in high school, with an ordinary mid-80s fastball. Now a slugging righthanded-hitting outfielder, he has grown into a powerful 6-foot-4, 230-pounder. Jensen enjoyed a sensational 2008 season, belting 13 home runs while hitting .421 to lead the West Coast Conference. He also was productive in the Alaska League, hitting .265 for Mat-Su. His 2009 encore wasn't quite as impressive, as he swung for the fences more. He wound up at .286 with 58 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. Scouts love Jensen's huge raw power but are concerned about his contact rate. Some scouts think his high strikeout numbers came because he was pressing, though he does have holes in his swing. Despite his bulk, Jensen has excellent speed---6.7 seconds on the 60-yard dash. He played both corners in college but profiles better in left, with a solid-average arm and acceptable defensive skills. He could go out as high as the third round despite his poor season.
18 369 St. Louis Cardinals Pat Daugherty LHP Pearl River (Miss.) CC Miss.
19 370 Toronto Blue Jays Bryson Namba 3B Pearl City (Hawaii) HS Hawaii
Third baseman Bryson Namba has been on the prospect radar in Hawaii for a long time. He was the star player for Hawaii's Little League World Series team in 2003, but changed high schools this season and then got kicked off of his new team, losing his chance to play at Hawaii next year in the process. He is also slated to attend Yavapai next year.
20 371 Houston Astros Geoff Thomas RHP Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga. Ga.
The state's emerging sleeper prep pitcher was Geoff Thomas, who had a good spring to follow up a successful showcase circuit. He's lean and athletic at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds and has signed with Southern Mississippi, though scouts considered him signable. He's loose-armed with an average fastball that has reached 93 mph. He's raw in terms of repeating his delivery, spinning his breaking ball and commanding his stuff but had a chance to go out in the first 10 rounds.
21 372 Minnesota Twins Tony Davis LHP Florida Fla.
22 373 Chicago White Sox Kyle Colligan OF Texas A&M Texas
23 374 New York Mets James Ewing 2B Southern Mississippi Miss.
24 375 New York Yankees Brett Gerritse RHP Pacifica HS, Garden Grove, Calif. Calif. $200,000
A 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, Gerritse has an awkward delivery and less-than-ideal arm action, but his stuff will get him drafted. Big and physical, he delivers a 90-91 mph fastball and 80-81 mph curve that at times is a plus pitch. His changeup may be his best pitch, as it has split-finger movement late.
25 376 Milwaukee Brewers Rob Currie RHP Tusculum (Tenn.) Tenn.
26 377 Philadelphia Phillies Nick Hernandez LHP Tennessee Tenn. $125,000
More was expected of several Tennessee pitchers, starting with lefthander Nick Hernandez, whose father Nicolas was the eighth overall pick in the 1978 draft as a catcher. He's also the nephew of major league umpire Angel Hernandez. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Hernandez was a potential top 100 pick entering the spring after he led the Cape Cod League with six wins and 57 innings last summer. He showed tremendous control as a sophomore, walking just nine in 84 innings. His walk rate increased this year, and when he caught the plate it was the fat part too frequently. Opponents hit .317 off him with 38 extra-base hits this spring. The velocity on his 88-91 mph fastball fluctuated all year, which made his plus changeup less effective. Hernandez's curveball is below-average, and he'll have to improve that to be a starter long-term in pro ball. He pitched better down the stretch, going at least six innings in each of his final six starts, and could still go in the first six rounds.
27 378 Boston Red Sox Michael Thomas C Southern La. $120,000
Few position players in the 2009 draft can match Michael Thomas' raw arm strength, but the operative word in all phases of his game is "raw." Facing mediocre college competition, he threw out just four of 26 basestealers (15 percent this spring). He also needs to polish his receiving and make adjustments at the plate. Six-foot-4 and 220 pounds, he has plenty of strength and righthanded power potential, but he batted just .213 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. His bat speed is questionable and he doesn't use his lower half well in his swing. Thomas missed two months this spring with a broken left hand. He'll need plenty of development time in pro ball, though his ceiling is intriguing.
28 379 Tampa Bay Rays Andrew Bellatti RHP Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley, Calif. Calif. $100,000
29 380 Chicago Cubs Runey Davis OF Howard (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
30 381 Los Angeles Angels Travis Witherspoon OF Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC S.C. $100,000