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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 382 Washington Nationals Pat Lehman RHP George Washington D.C.
2 383 Seattle Mariners Matt Cerione OF Georgia Ga.
Bulldogs outfielder Matt Cerione has tremendous energy and plus tools, physically matching up well with Florida's Matt den Dekker (though he's a bit behind den Dekker across the board in raw tools). The problem with Cerione's energy is that it often is aimed in the wrong direction, and he sometimes lets his emotions get the best of him. Georgia coach Dave Perno benched him in regionals and criticized him publicly for showy play rather than playing hard. A bigger issue for scouts is Cerione's bat. He is an average to plus runner and defender, but he hit just .248 in SEC play, has a big swing and lacks a mature approach at the plate. He may be drafted high for his tools, or he may not be drafted as a snub for his attitude.
3 384 San Diego Padres Matt Vern 1B Texas Christian Texas
4 385 Pittsburgh Pirates Walker Gourley 3B Eastern Wayne HS, Goldsboro, N.C. N.C. $150,000
Eastern Wayne High teammates Walker Gourley and John Wooten were both committed to East Carolina, and led their team to the state 3-A championship series. Gourley was considered the better prospect, with a short swing from the right side and plus arm strength. He lacks the speed to go out as a pro middle infielder and might wind up at third base or perhaps behind the plate.
5 386 Baltimore Orioles Ty Kelly 2B UC Davis Calif.
Versatile switch-hitter Ty Kelly won the Big West batting title a year ago (.397) but dropped to .307 this spring, albeit with 20 doubles. Kelly is versatile, having played center field in the Cape Cod League last summer and third and second base in college. He's a better fit at second with gap power, average speed and an average to above-average arm.
6 387 San Francisco Giants Shawn Sanford RHP South Florida Fla.
7 388 Atlanta Braves Jordan Kreke 3B Eastern Illinois Ill.
8 389 Cincinnati Reds Nick Christiani RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
Christiani still throws hard, consistently in the low 90s. His slider and changeup are both decent and he throws strikes, yet he's been hit fairly hard for four seasons.
9 390 Detroit Tigers Michael Rockett OF Texas-San Antonio Texas
Michael Rockett's uncle Pat was the 10th overall pick in the 1973 draft. While Michael won't go that high, he'll be a decent pick after setting several career records at Texas-San Antonio and in the Southland Conference. He has an atypical set-up, starting with his feet close together and his hands near his hips, but he gets into hitting position and takes a healthy cut. Rockett has good bat speed, makes consistent contact and produces line-drive power from the right side. A 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, he may have enough speed to play center field as a pro and does have enough arm to play in right.
10 391 Colorado Rockies Paul Bargas LHP UC Riverside Calif.
11 392 Kansas City Royals Lane Adams OF Red Oak (Okla.) HS Okla. $225,000
12 393 Oakland Athletics Murphy Smith RHP Binghamton N.Y.
13 394 Texas Rangers Justin Jamison RHP Strongsville (Ohio) HS Ohio
Righthander Justin Jamison should be the first Ohio high school player drafted this year because he offers the best combination of ability and signability, despite his commitment to Ohio State. He's a 6-foot-8, 225-pounder who can hit 93 mph with his fastball but still is learning the art of pitching. Also a basketball standout, he has trouble maintaining consistency with his mechanics, command and secondary pitches.
14 395 Cleveland Indians Jeremy Johnson RHP Washington State Wash.
15 396 Arizona Diamondbacks Patrick Schuster LHP Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla. Fla. $450,000
Schuster became the nation's best-known amateur this spring, even surpassing Stephen Strasburg, as he compiled a four-start streak of no-hitters. His attempt for a fifth straight game, a state playoff matchup was picked up by a local cable broadcaster, and his innings were shown on ESPN News. Schuster lost his bid and the game in front of a slew of fans, scouts and media, but his pitching ability was evident even in the loss. Schuster accomplished his no-hitter with the help of a funky delivery that delivers three average pitches. His fastball sat in the 86-91 mph range during the spring, as he threw both his two-seamer and four-seamer for strikes. His four-seamer seemed to get on hitters quickly due to his deception. His slider and curveball helped him miss plenty of bats en route to his no-hitter, and his slider is the better pitch, coming from his low three-quarters arm slot. Schuster's slight frame lends little future projection, and scouts agreed he might even lose some deception as he fills out physically. His pitchability gives him a chance to be a future back-end starter, and some scouts profile him more as a reliever. He's part of Florida's tremendous recruiting class and was expected to head to college unless a team meets his second-round bonus demands.
16 397 Los Angeles Dodgers J.B. Paxson RHP Western Kentucky Ky.
17 398 Florida Marlins Tyler Curtis RHP JC of Southern Idaho Idaho
The top prospect in the region is at Southern Idaho, a junior college in Twin Falls. Righthander Tyler Curtis is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, with a loose arm and a fastball in the 89-91 mph range, touching 94. His secondary stuff still needs work, but his breaking ball improved from last year to this year. He used to throw a slower knuckle-curve and has since scrapped that grip for a traditional curveball. His arm speed improved and he got more aggressive with the pitch. Curtis will need to watch his conditioning, as he's already a slow-twitch guy--runners stole 25 bases in 29 attempts against him this season.
18 399 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter 3B Texas Christian Texas
19 400 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Morgal RHP Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Okla.
20 401 Houston Astros Jake Goebbert OF Northwestern Ill. $100,000
Outfielder Jake Goebbert's junior season ended April 12, when he slammed into an outfield wall and lacerated his kidney. He's a 6-foot, 205-pounder with a good approach, a quality lefthanded bat and gap power. He has some arm strength but his lack of speed will limit him to left field or first base, and he may not have enough home run pop to project as a regular at those spots. He'll be able to play for Harwich in the Cape Cod League, allowing teams to track him as a summer follow.
21 402 Minnesota Twins Clarence Davis SS Campbell HS, Smyrna, Ga. Ga.
22 403 Chicago White Sox Cameron Bayne RHP Concordia (Calif.) Calif.
23 404 New York Mets Zach Dotson LHP Effingham County HS, Springfield, Ga. Ga. $500,000
Scouts had seen steady improvement from Georgia signee Zach Dotson, who sat from 87-88 mph with his fastball and touches 91. Both his curveball and changeup have flashed potential. Dotson tightened up his body thanks to a distance running program that helped him lose 25 pounds. He didn't show the same velocity this spring that he showed last summer, but he has athletic ability and has three average pitches, so he stands out among the state's pitching prospects.
24 405 New York Yankees DeAngelo Mack OF South Carolina S.C.
Mack, one of the SEC's most improved players, has added significant polish since he arrived on campus, particularly improving his two-strike approach. He has opposite-field power, stays back on offspeed stuff and has a good pro body. His offensive tools grade out as average, not plus, and he may not hit for enough power to be an everyday corner regular. He doesn't' run well enough to be a center fielder.
25 406 Milwaukee Brewers Sean Halton 1B Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
26 407 Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Sasaki LHP Connally HS, Austin Texas $100,000
27 408 Boston Red Sox Chris McGuiness 1B 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.
28 409 Tampa Bay Rays Hunter Hill RHP Howard (Texas) JC Texas
29 410 Chicago Cubs Chad Taylor SS Jefferson HS, Tampa Fla.
30 411 Los Angeles Angels Jeremy Cruz OF Stetson Fla.