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1 622 Washington Nationals Mitchell Clegg LHP Massachusetts Mass.
Massachusetts' Mitchell Clegg is another lefty with good size (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) and fringy stuff. Clegg pitches with a high-80s fastball and a decent changeup that he uses to get some swings and misses. He could be a solid senior sign in the 12-to-15-round range.
2 623 Seattle Mariners Daniel Cooper RHP Southern California Calif.
3 624 San Diego Padres Kendall Korbal RHP Blinn (Texas) JC Texas $25,000
Along with San Jacinto's Jacob Cowan, righthanders Kendall Korbal and Brett Bruening entered the year as the state's best juco prospects. While Cowan maintained his status despite losing some velocity, Korbal and Bruening couldn't live up to expectations. After transferring from Arkansas, Korbal touched 94 mph and showed a hard slider in fall ball. While he worked in the low 90s at times and threw strikes this spring, he didn't always maintain his velocity and was erratic with his command. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder also stopped throwing his slider because it bothered his elbow, which didn't quiet questions about his motivation and drive. He went with a curveball that didn't impress scouts, who believe that his desire for top-three-rounds money means he'll wind up at Texas Christian next year.
Korbal agreed to a $60,000 bonus with the Padres on June 14, but the deal was voided on June 29, making him a free agent. He re-signed with San Diego for $25,000.
4 625 Pittsburgh Pirates Phil Irwin RHP Mississippi Miss.
Irwin, another big-bodied 6-foot-3, 215-pound pitcher, also has shown three average pitches and keeps the ball in the ballpark. He lacks a dominant offering.
5 626 Baltimore Orioles Kevin Landry RHP William & Mary Va. $105,000
William & Mary righthander Kevin Landry was another potential top-five-round pick coming into the spring, but he hasn't reached the velocity he showed in the fall. He was 91-94 mph then but has been 87-90 this spring. Some scouts like his big, sweeping breaking ball, while others say it's no more than an average pitch. He went 4-6, 4.72 with 90 strikeouts and 30 walks in 76 innings for the Tribe this spring. He made 20 appearances but only seven of those were starts. Teams can still dream on his 6-foot-6, 210-pound frame.
6 627 San Francisco Giants Zak Wasserman 1B Lake Shore HS, St. Clair Shores, Mich. Mich.
7 628 Atlanta Braves Matt Crim LHP The Citadel S.C.
8 629 Cincinnati Reds Jon Reed RHP Memorial HS, Tulsa Okla.
Righthander Jon Reed ranked right with Chad James as the best high school prospect in the state until he came down with calcium deposits in his elbow in February. When healthy, Reed had a 90-91 mph fastball that reached 93, a good curveball and nice polish for a high schooler. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is a good athlete who spent his senior season playing third base and showing some righthanded power potential. A Tennessee recruit, he may need surgery on his elbow.
9 630 Detroit Tigers Giovanni Soto LHP Carolina, P.R. P.R.
10 631 Colorado Rockies Chandler Laurent OF Delgado (La.) JC La.
11 632 Kansas City Royals Chanse Cooper OF Belhaven (Miss.) Miss.
12 633 Oakland Athletics Mike Faulkner OF Germantown (Tenn.) HS Tenn.
Speedy outfielder Mike Faulkner, an Arkansas State signee, has well-above-average speed, posting sub-4.0 second times to first base from the left side. He's a contact hitter with some Juan Pierre in him, making consistent if not hard contact.
13 634 Texas Rangers Chris Matlock RHP Central Missouri State Mo.
14 635 Cleveland Indians Jeff Rowland OF Georgia Tech Ga.
The two most intriguing Yellow Jackets are eligible sophomores Chase Barnett, who in a limited role has shown a live bat, and center fielder Jeff Rowland, who runs well and is a good defender in center field, albeit with a below-average arm. Scouts compare Rowland to former Jackets outfielder Danny Payne, who has struggled in the Padres system. The biggest question with Rowland is how much authority he'll have with wood bats; he didn't show much pop last summer in the Cal Ripken Summer League.
15 636 Arizona Diamondbacks Dan Taylor LHP Central Michigan Mich.
The two best pitching prospects in the state are college seniors. Dan Taylor didn't have a redshirt year like Fetter did, and he won't turn 22 until July. The 6-foot, 205-pounder doesn't have an overpowering pitch, but his 88-89 mph fastball, curveball and changeup are all close to average. He's also a lefthander who throws strikes.
16 637 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Henderson 3B 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. Henderson hits for average from the left side, but he doesn't have a great body and his arm is likely short for a pro catcher.
17 638 Florida Marlins A.J. Ramos RHP Texas Tech Texas
18 639 St. Louis Cardinals Trevor Rosenthal RHP Cowley County (Kan.) CC Kan.
19 640 Toronto Blue Jays Kurt Giller RHP Manhattan (Kan.) HS Kan.
Scouts didn't pay much attention to righthander Kurt Giller when he threw 85-86 mph last summer, but they came to see him this spring when his fastball started to touch 92. The Nebraska recruit has a strong 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame and the makings of an effective breaking ball.
20 641 Houston Astros Barry Butera 2B Boston College Mass.
BC outfielder Barry Butera will be a quality senior sign in 2010, though clubs are unlikely to make a serious run at him this year. Butera is athletic and versatile, and he could carve out a niche as a utility player in professional ball. He is capable of filling in at any outfield position or in the middle infield, and he plays the game with energy and intensity. Butera has some strength in his lefthanded swing and is not afraid to work the count. He's a good bunter who runs fairly well.
21 642 Minnesota Twins Kane Holbrooks RHP Texas State Texas
22 643 Chicago White Sox Jared McDonald SS Arizona State Ariz.
23 644 New York Mets Joe Bonfe 3B Sierra (Calif.) JC Calif.
24 645 New York Yankees Joe Talerico OF Brookdale (N.J.) CC N.J.
25 646 Milwaukee Brewers Brian Vigo-Suarez SS Fossil Ridge HS, Keller, Texas Texas
26 647 Philadelphia Phillies Chase Johnson RHP South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
South Mountain righthander Chase Johnson is 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. There's some effort to his delivery and he struggles to repeat his mechanics, but he can dial it up to 93 mph.
27 648 Boston Red Sox Randall Fant LHP Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas Texas
28 649 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Swilley RHP El Camino HS, Oceanside, Calif. Calif. $120,000
29 650 Chicago Cubs Greg Rohan 1B Kent State Ohio
30 651 Los Angeles Angels Rich Cates OF Cal State Northridge Calif.