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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 742 Washington Nationals Matt Ridings RHP Western Kentucky Ky.
2 743 Seattle Mariners Brandon Josselyn RHP Yale Conn.
Yale senior righthander Brandon Josselyn went 5-3, 4.29 to win Ivy League pitcher of the year honors. A physical 6-foot-3, 200-pound strike-thrower, Josselyn commands a lively 88-92 mph fastball down in the strike zone, and he mixes in an occasional slider and changeup.
3 744 San Diego Padres Ty Wright OF Georgia Southern Ga.
4 745 Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron LaFountaine OF North HS, Riverside, Calif. Calif.
5 746 Baltimore Orioles Jay Johnson LHP Lethbridge (Alberta) CC Alberta
Lefthander Jay Johnson pitches for the Prairie Baseball Academy, which requires its players to take classes at Lethbridge (Alberta) CC. Johnson pitches at 89-91 mph and has been up to 93, but has a history of being injured. He is committed to Texas Tech.
6 747 San Francisco Giants Taylor Rogers RHP Tulane La.
7 748 Atlanta Braves Ethan Icard RHP Wilkes (N.C.) CC N.C.
8 749 Cincinnati Reds Mike Monster RHP Rutland SS, Kelowna, B.C British Columbia
With one of the best names in the draft, righthander Mike Monster is the best high school player in a down year for British Columbia. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has good size and arm strength, but has been inconsistent. And because he has a December birthday, he was too old to play for the Canadian junior team and got less exposure than other Canadian prospects. Monster doesn't come from the traditional hotbed around Vancouver, he's from Kelowna, about 200 miles northeast. There's some effort to his delivery and he doesn't approach the game with a starter's mentality. He comes hard after hitter and needs to learn to pace himself. He throws an 89-92 mph, heavy fastball, but he has the size and arm speed that lead scouts to believe there's more there, especially from such an inexperienced arm.
9 750 Detroit Tigers Victor Roache OF Lincoln HS, Ypsilanti, Mich. Mich.
Outfielder Victor Roache gives the state another tooled-up high school athlete. A 6-foot-2, 195-pound specimen, he offers righthanded power and plus speed, though he runs flat-footed. It would be tough to sign him away from a commitment to Georgia Southern, and going to college would serve him well. He lacks polish and has trouble hitting breaking balls.
10 751 Colorado Rockies Trevor Gibson RHP San Jose State Calif.
11 752 Kansas City Royals Richard Folmer RHP Stephen F. Austin State Texas
12 753 Oakland Athletics Chris Mederos RHP Georgia Southern Ga.
Slender, almost frail Golden Eagles ace Chris Mederos went 11-1, 3.83 by using a solid-average cut fastball as his bread and butter pitch. His 86-89 mph velocity could improve a touch or two if he gets stronger.
13 754 Texas Rangers Riley Cooper OF Florida Fla. $250,000
Florida's most complicated case is outfielder Riley Cooper, a premium athlete with tremendous speed who doubles as a wide receiver on the football team. He made little contact this spring with the bat, striking out 41 times in 89 at-bats. Cooper plans to play for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League this summer, rather than attend summer school like most football players do, so he's likely to be a summer follow.
14 755 Cleveland Indians Blake Hauser RHP Manchester HS, Midlothian, Va. Va.
Blake Hauser came on strong late in the season to earn recognition as the state's top prospect. He's a lanky 6-foot-2, 160-pound righthander from the Richmond area who has a ton of arm speed. He has sat 92-93 mph, and some scouts said he flashed a 95, but his secondary stuff needs work. Committed to Virginia Commonwealth, Hauser's fastball has good life and one scout said he could fit into the Roy Oswalt mold.
15 756 Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Wrenn SS Manatee (Fla.) CC Fla.
16 757 Los Angeles Dodgers Richie Shaffer 3B Providence HS, Charlotte N.C.
Another player who might have gone in the first two rounds, Richie Shaffer, was one of the hardest players to peg this season. He has shown premium power tools both as a hitter and pitcher, and Clemson covets him as a two-way recruit. The Tigers' chances to get him improved when he injured his left hand in December and then had surgery at the end of March to repair a broken hamate bone. Scouts like Shaffer better as a position player because he has lots of leverage in his swing, plus raw power and a third-base arm. He pitched more this spring because of his hand injury and showed excellent stuff, with a 90-93 mph fastball that hit 94. He's also been in the upper 80s in other outings. He's a solid athlete with below-average speed. Shaffer likely would need top-three-round money to pass up his Clemson scholarship, and teams may be reluctant to pay that after his hand injury. He also could be a summer follow.
17 758 Florida Marlins Sean Teague RHP Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) Ga.
18 759 St. Louis Cardinals Josh Squatrito RHP Towson Md.
19 760 Toronto Blue Jays Sam Strickland LHP Texas A&M-Kingsville Texas
20 761 Houston Astros Nick Stanley 1B Florida Southern Fla.
21 762 Minnesota Twins Tony Bryant RHP Kennewick (Wash.) HS Wash.
After flashing 94 mph over the summer, 6-foot-7 righthander Tony Bryant was viewed as the top high school pitcher in the Northwest coming into the year. But Bryant entered the spring a little soft, looking like he hadn't worked out all winter, and his velocity was down to 85 mph this spring. His arm action is a little rigid, though he still can command his fastball down in the zone. He has a feel for a changeup but doesn't consistently get good spin on his breaking ball. Scouts know there's more there than they've seen this spring and like his frame, but after a disappointing spring he could end up at Oregon State.
22 763 Chicago White Sox Mike Strong LHP Iowa Western CC Iowa
23 764 New York Mets Josh Dunn 3B Sickles HS, Tampa Fla. $125,000
24 765 New York Yankees Shaeffer Hall LHP Kansas Kan.
25 766 Milwaukee Brewers Demetrius McKelvie OF East Columbus HS, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. N.C.
Outfielder Demetrius McKelvie, a Marshall recruit, and shortstop Cody Stubbs, a Tennessee signee, both moved up draft boards thanks to their bats, which dominated low-level competition. McKelvie, who performed well last summer at an Area Code Games workout, is the better athlete of the duo and is a lefthanded hitter with a simple swing he repeats well. He has the strength to hit for power, but scouts question his feel for hitting and see more production in batting practice than in games. He was a fine defensive back as a prep football player, yet his athleticism doesn't translate defensively and he'll be limited to left field.
26 767 Philadelphia Phillies Eric Massingham RHP Cal Poly Calif.
27 768 Boston Red Sox Austin House RHP La Cueva HS, Albuquerque N.M.
Righthander Austin House is tall and lanky with loads of room for projection at 6-foot-4 and 165 pounds. He's getting bigger and his velocity has been going up. Right now he's in the upper 80s, but the arm works well and there's room for more. He hasn't gotten a lot of innings on his high school team and will pitch at New Mexico.
28 769 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Wiegand 1B Gonzaga Wash.
More of a doubles machine, senior first baseman Ryan Wiegand is Gonzaga's all-time leader in hits, doubles and RBIs. He carried the team in the West Coast Conference title-clinching game that earned the school its first regional trip since 1981, hitting three home runs and driving in eight. After hitting 11 homers last year, he had just six this year but a nice overall line of .330/.407/.517 thanks to 21 doubles. He's limited to first base and doesn't show much loft for a guy who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds.
29 770 Chicago Cubs Justin Bour 1B 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. Bour shows the ability to hit for average and power. He's a strapping 6-foot-4, 250 pounds and has drawn physical comparisons to Brett Wallace. Power will be his calling card, though he has the tools to be a good defensive first baseman.
30 771 Los Angeles Angels Michael Demperio 2B Georgia Ga.