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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 412 Washington Nationals Naoya Washiya OF JC of the Desert (Calif.) Calif.
2 413 Seattle Mariners Adam Nelubowich 3B Vauxhall Academy, Edmonton Alberta
Another player who drew late interest after a good showing for a Canadian junior team playing against professional players in Florida is lefthanded-hitting outfielder Adam Nelubowich. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder showed he can handle good velocity consistently with a wood bat. He's still growing into his power potential. With a frame that compares to fellow Canadian Michael Saunders, Nelubowich has room to fill out and add about 15 pounds of muscle.
3 414 San Diego Padres Nick Greenwood LHP Rhode Island R.I.
Lefthander Nick Greenwood is a quality athlete who turned down opportunities to play Division I soccer to pitch for the Rams. He's not overly physical at 6-foot-1, 177 pounds, but he makes up for it with his competitiveness and feel for pitching. Greenwood has some funk and deception in his delivery, making his 87-90 mph fastball play up. He shows an average curveball and average changeup, giving him a chance to be more than just a left-on-left situational reliever.
4 415 Pittsburgh Pirates Marcos Reyna RHP Bakersfield (Calif.) JC Calif.
5 416 Baltimore Orioles David Baker RHP Hemet (Calif.) HS Calif. $150,000
6 417 San Francisco Giants B.J. Salsbury RHP Mount San Jacinto (Calif.) JC Calif.
7 418 Atlanta Braves Cory Harrilchak OF Elon N.C.
Outfielder Cory Harrilchak is just 5-foot-11 but hit .410 as a junior before adding power as a senior, when he hit 16 homers. He also has arm strength but is more of a grinder than a tools guy. His feel for hitting should land him in the first 15 rounds.
8 419 Cincinnati Reds Tim Crabbe RHP Westmont (Calif.) Calif.
9 420 Detroit Tigers Kevan Hess RHP Western Michigan Mich.
10 421 Colorado Rockies Jeff Squier SS Mississippi Valley State Miss.
11 422 Kansas City Royals Crawford Simmons LHP Statesboro (Ga.) HS Ga. $450,000
Crawford Simmons is a Georgia Tech signee who was considered a tough sign in the first five rounds. Simmons' fastball is a shade shy of average. but he's projectable at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, and his curveball and changeup are solid-average with more potential.
12 423 Oakland Athletics Drew Gagnier RHP Oregon Ore.
There's a common theme among Oregon's pitching staff: size. The Ducks are loaded with physical, pro-bodied hurlers, and righthander Drew Gagnier is the biggest at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. Gagnier has the stuff to match his size. While some days his fastball is 89-92 mph, other times it's 92-95. Like many pitchers, his fastball tends to straighten out at higher speeds. He developed an 85 mph cutter/slider that he uses as an out pitch and has a changeup, though he rarely throws it. Gagnier has some head tilt during his delivery, which contributes to spotty control (he walked 25 batters over 30 innings this year). Because of his size and big arm, Gagnier projects to go in the top 10 rounds--his brother Lauren was a 10th-round pick by the Tigers out of Cal State Fullerton in 2006. As a draft-eligible sophomore, though, he could return to Eugene to work on his control with the hope of improving his stock.
13 424 Texas Rangers Chad Bell LHP Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $450,000
Bell and Rothlin pitched at Walters State and both went 7-1, and the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bell had the better year in terms of ERA and strikeouts. He has been drafted twice already (Brewers and Indians) and has good pitchability with an upper-80s fastball. He's committed to Tennessee.
14 425 Cleveland Indians Kyle Smith SS Cal Poly Calif.
15 426 Arizona Diamondbacks Brent Greer SS Western Carolina N.C.
Brent Greer hit .402 this spring. He's a solid-average hitter who has a better throwing arm and fits better in the outfield than at third base.
16 427 Los Angeles Dodgers Casio Grider SS Newberry (S.C.) S.C.
17 428 Florida Marlins Sequoyah Stonecipher OF Grossmont (Calif.) JC Calif.
A showcase and Area Code veteran in high school, Stonecipher hasn't ever generated much scouting excitement because of his lack of big tools. He improved after leaving the San Diego program and playing juco ball. He hit .355 with 17 homers this spring, and may now draw some draft attention in the double-digit rounds, thanks to his bat.
18 429 St. Louis Cardinals Ross Smith OF Middle Georgia JC Ga.
19 430 Toronto Blue Jays Lance Durham 1B 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.
20 431 Houston Astros David Berner LHP San Jose State Calif.
21 432 Minnesota Twins Matt Tone LHP SUNY Cortland N.Y.
Stocky Cortland State lefty Matt Tone earns physical comparisons to Mike Stanton. He posted dominant stats in 2008 and solid numbers this year, going 8-0, 3.07 with 84 strikeouts in 64 innings. Some scouts have seen Tone reach 93 mph, but most report seeing an 87-90 mph fastball. He also leans heavily on an 83-86 mph pitch that some scouts call a cutter and others label a slider. His changeup is below-average, and he projects as a reliever in pro ball.
22 433 Chicago White Sox Dan Black 1B Purdue Ind.
23 434 New York Mets R.J. Harris OF Northwood (Texas) Texas
24 435 New York Yankees Graham Stoneburner RHP Clemson S.C. $675,000
Stoneburner, a redshirt sophomore, has lacked consistency in his performance, though not with his velocity. He consistently hits 94 mph with his four-seamer, a sign that he's come back completely healthy from a torn ACL and back injury (fractured vertebra) from high school that caused him to miss his freshman season. At times, Stoneburner is just an arm-strength guy, with scattershot command and below-average secondary stuff. At other times, he throws strikes to all four quadrants at 94-95 mph, stays tall in his delivery well for a 6-foot, 185-pounder and keep the ball in the ballpark, as he'd allowed only two homers all spring. At times he shows some power on his slider, which still needs to add depth and tilt and doesn't project as anything more than an average pitch. His ability to pitch off his fastball was more successful in the bullpen, which was his primary role once the calendar turned to April. His changeup is a bit better than his slider, though it lacks life and is as straight as his fastball at times. Stoneburner's feel for pitching also is inconsistent, but his consistent velocity is as good as any college righthander in the Southeast, and he generally throws strikes, if not quality strikes. He had just 17 walks in 56 innings.
25 436 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Brownstein 2B New Mexico N.M.
Senior second baseman Mike Brownstein was the Mountain West Conference player of the year after leading the country with 101 hits and putting up a line of .414/.486/.611. His performance warrants a chance, but he's undersized and limited to second base because of his arm strength and throwing angle.
26 437 Philadelphia Phillies Jake Stewart OF Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. Colo.
Stewart is a phenomenal athlete--some say the best high school athlete ever to come from Colorado. He excelled on the football field, where he was a two-time all-state wide receiver. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder had 60 receptions for 945 yards last fall and had Division I scholarship offers not only in that sport, but basketball as well, where he was a standout forward. But baseball is his first love and will be his sole focus from now on. Described as an all-American kid with great makeup and work ethic, he shows potential in all five tools. He has exceptional speed and gets from home to first in four seconds flat from the right side. His throwing is passable and he has some work to do in the outfield, but scouts believe in the tools. The biggest question is his bat. While he's strong and shows good bat speed, he's raw at the plate, has inconsistent hand positioning and hasn't had much exposure to quality pitching. Stewart won't be easy to sign away from Stanford and will require patience in his development, but if he puts it all together he has a chance to be a special player.
27 438 Boston Red Sox Willie Holmes OF Chaffey (Calif.) JC Calif.
28 439 Tampa Bay Rays Zach Quate RHP Appalachian State N.C.
29 440 Chicago Cubs Danny Keefe RHP Tampa Fla.
30 441 Los Angeles Angels Sam Selman LHP St. Andrew's Episcopal HS, Austin Texas
No player in Texas has shot up draft boards as much as lefthander Sam Selman, who wasn't known to most scouts or recruiters last summer. Despite being extremely skinny at 6-foot-3 and 160 pounds, he drew attention by reaching 94 mph this spring. He's raw, and his fastball would drop to as low as 84 and sat at 86-91 mph by the end of the season. He has a loose arm and projectable frame, but the rest of his game is a work in progress. He has inconsistent feel for a slow curveball and little command. He's also a private-school kid from a wealthy family who has committed to Vanderbilt, so Selman is going to be difficult to sign. If the Commodores can refine him, he could be an early pick in the 2012 draft.