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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 562 Washington Nationals Frank Corolla RHP Houston Texas
Corolla agreed on a $20,000 bonus with the Nationals on June 13, but the deal was subsequently voided, making him a free agent.
2 563 Seattle Mariners Eric Thomas RHP Bethune-Cookman Fla.
3 564 San Diego Padres Chris Tremblay SS Kent State Ohio
4 565 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Urban RHP Dripping Springs (Texas) HS Texas
Josh Urban attracted a lot of scouts after he threw 91-93 mph in an early scrimmage, but he sat more at 86-89 mph for much of the spring. Still, he's a projectable 6-foot-4, 215-pounder who throws strikes. He needs to tighten and add more velocity to his curveball and develop his changeup, but it's not hard to envision him becoming a premium draft pick after three years at Texas.
5 566 Baltimore Orioles Kipp Schutz OF Indiana Ind.
Along with Eric Arnett, outfielder Kipp Schutz walked on to Indiana's basketball team last winter, and he scored six points in 26 minutes of action. He's a 6-foot-4, 195-pounder who should have the leverage for good power, but he hit just five homers this spring. He did bat a team-high .392 from the left side. Schultz doesn't run or throw particularly well, so he's a liability in left field. A 26th-round pick out of high school by the Orioles in 2006, he's a redshirt sophomore who missed most of 2007 when he broke his collarbone crashing into an outfield wall.
6 567 San Francisco Giants Jason Walls RHP Troy Ala.
Troy's best draft prospect is junior righthander Jason Walls, who has a live fastball that he can't quite command. He has a deep arm stab in his arm action, making it hard for him to repeat his delivery and stay out front. Walls sits at 89-93 mph and has heavy life down in the zone, and a hard slider that can be average if not a tick above. He doesn't have a great changeup and doesn't throw enough strikes, profiling more as a middle reliever. He's 6-feet-5, 205 pounds with a bit of projection left. He was just 4-4, 4.73 and may not go in the first 10 rounds, and Troy obviously would love to get him back for his senior season.
7 568 Atlanta Braves Ty'Relle Harris RHP Tennessee Tenn.
Other Vols pitchers didn't even fare as well but still should be drafted. Righthanders Ty'Relle Harris, Stephen McCray and Aaron Tullo all took turns in the weekend rotation. Harris competes well but has less stuff than his teammates, sitting at 88-92 mph with his fastball, complemented with a solid upper-70s slider.
8 569 Cincinnati Reds Mitch Clarke LHP Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Kitchener, Ont. Ontario
9 570 Detroit Tigers Rawley Bishop 3B Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
Redshirt senior Rawley Bishop, already 23, also should get a shot at pro ball after flirting with .400 most of the season. Injury issues such as past shoulder surgery mar his status, but he's a good hitter with a combined 29 home runs in his two full seasons as a starter.
10 571 Colorado Rockies Dustin Garneau C Cal State Fullerton Calif.
Appearing to be built out of concrete, Dustin Garneau is a workmanlike catcher who functions as an on-field manager. Never a big hitter, he still hit .296/.416/.444 this season with four homers. Defense is his forte, as he handles pitchers well. Garneau will drift into stretches where his release becomes too sidearm, but he still tossed out 59 percent of opposing basestealers, shutting down opposing running games.
11 572 Kansas City Royals Ryan Stovall 3B Thomas (Ga.) Ga.
12 573 Oakland Athletics Daniel Tenholder RHP Austin Peay Tenn.
Austin Peay's top draft pick should be reliever Daniel Tenholder, a low-slot, durable sinkerballer who scrapes 90 mph.
13 574 Texas Rangers Jayce Boyd 3B Tate HS, Cantonment, Fla. Fla.
14 575 Cleveland Indians Nick Kirk LHP Northern Iowa Iowa
Nick Kirk might have gone in the top 10 rounds last year if he hadn't hurt his forearm in early April, costing him the stuff that allowed him to throw a 15-strikeout no-hitter against Evansville. This spring, he regained his 89-91 mph fastball with nice run and sink, as well as a solid slider. As a 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior, he's not projectable, but he's a lefthander who throws strikes down in the zone.
15 576 Arizona Diamondbacks Randy Hamrick RHP/SS Brewton-Parker (Ga.) Ga.
16 577 Los Angeles Dodgers Nick Akins OF Vanguard (Calif.) Calif.
Here we go again as outfielder Nick Akins is back in the draft. Drafted twice previously out of high school and Riverside (Calif.) CC, Akins hit .314 this spring and led NAIA Vanguard with 13 home runs and 15 doubles. Akins is now a left fielder with the same strengths and weaknesses as before. His sculpted build can produce massive home runs, but his inability to handle breaking and offspeed stuff frustrates scouts as much now as it did when he was a showcase star in high school. Always a tough sign, Akins has only one more year of draft eligibilty remaining, so his window may be closing.
17 578 Florida Marlins Erick Carrillo RHP Cal State San Bernardino Calif.
18 579 St. Louis Cardinals Travis Tartamella C Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
19 580 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Tepera RHP Sam Houston State Texas
20 581 Houston Astros Brian Kemp OF St. John's N.Y.
Morris' St. John's teammate, Brian Kemp, ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the New England Collegiate league in 2007, but his stock has tumbled this spring as his legs have slowed down. Once regarded as a 70 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale, Kemp has slowed to a 40 runner this spring as he added bulk to his 5-foot-11 frame. He still stole 16 bases in 21 attempts and hit .379/.470/.507, but it seems likely he'll be back at St. John's for his senior year in 2010.
21 582 Minnesota Twins John Stilson RHP Texarkana (Texas) CC Texas
Stilson has emerged as the top juco prospect in Texas this spring despite not showing enough to warrant making area scouts' follow lists last fall. A three-sport star at Texas High in Texarkana, he hurt his shoulder in his senior football season and it continued to bother him until he had surgery in July 2008. He wasn't 100 percent during fall practice while trying to work his way into Texarkana JC's plans as a middle infielder and pitcher. His future definitely is on the mound, as he has gone from topping out at 88 mph last fall to pitching at 88-90 mph early this spring to repeatedly topping out at 95 mph down the stretch. Though the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is athletic--he shows good actions and has some pop as a shortstop--there's also a lot of effort in his delivery. He'll need to smooth out his mechanics to improve his command and the consistency of his hard breaking ball, which is a true, hard slider at times. Stilson doesn't have much of a changeup either, but he's also just in his formative stages as a pitcher. He projects as a fourth- to seventh-rounder, though he may not be signable at the low end of that range. He'll return to Texarkana for his sophomore season if he doesn't turn pro.
22 583 Chicago White Sox Brady Shoemaker OF Indiana State Ind.
23 584 New York Mets Nelfi Zapata C English HS, Jamaica Plain, Mass. Mass.
Another Massachusetts talent likely heading to a junior college power is catcher Neifi Zapata. A sturdy, physical backstop with a strong arm, Zapata has a chance to be a good receiver, though his actions are a bit stiff currently. Zapata's bat is raw, and he'll likely wind up at Miami Dade CC.
24 585 New York Yankees Luke Murton 1B 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.
25 586 Milwaukee Brewers Scott Krieger OF 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. Krieger is limited to left field, but he has a major league body and has been the top power hitter in his conference for the last couple of seasons.
26 587 Philadelphia Phillies Stephen Batts 1B 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.
27 588 Boston Red Sox Tom Ebert RHP Florida International Fla.
28 589 Tampa Bay Rays Scott Shuman RHP Auburn Ala.
29 590 Chicago Cubs Sergio Burruel C Browne HS, Phoenix Ariz.
Catcher Sergio Burruel wasn't a big name coming into the season, but got noticed when he hit 15 home runs in 27 games. His body is soft, similar to Yadier Molina, so he's not athletic behind the plate and will never be a threat on the bases. He has arm strength and can drive balls out of the yard. His receiving needs work, but he's bilingual, has soft hands and shows good leadership ability. He's thrown around some bonus figures that scouts think are too high, but has been crosschecked and could go in the top 10 rounds.
30 591 Los Angeles Angels Adam Hornung OF Baylor Texas