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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 802 Washington Nationals Brandon King RHP Martinsburg (W.Va.) HS W.Va. $100,000
2 803 Seattle Mariners Austin Hudson RHP Central Florida Fla.
3 804 San Diego Padres Cameron Monger OF New Mexico N.M.
Junior outfielder Cameron Monger is 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and draws physical comparisons to Eric Byrnes. He spent his first two years at Howard JC in Texas before transferring to New Mexico this year. He wasn't even a starter but was a key player off the bench, putting his well-above-average speed to use late in games, stealing nine bases in as many attempts. Monger runs a 6.4-second 60-yard dash and stole 58 bases at Howard last year.
4 805 Pittsburgh Pirates Wes Luquette C Newman HS, New Orleans La.
If Wes Luquette were signable, he could go in the first seven rounds. But he had Tommy John surgery shortly before the draft and may want a seven-figure bonus to pass up a Louisiana State scholarship, so he'll plummet below where his ability would dictate. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is an extremely athletic catcher with plus-plus arm strength and solid receiving skills. He also put his arm to good use in football, starring at quarterback at Peyton and Eli Manning's alma mater. Luquette has a quick righthanded bat with some pop but will have to adjust to quality pitching both offensively and defensively after facing lackluster competition in high school. He's the grandson of Tabasco sauce tycoon Paul McIlhenny.
5 806 Baltimore Orioles Mike Planeta OF Glendale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
6 807 San Francisco Giants Kyle Mach 3B Missouri Mo.
7 808 Atlanta Braves Joey Leftridge OF Howard (Texas) JC Texas
8 809 Cincinnati Reds Stefan Del Pino LHP Dorman HS, Roebuck, S.C. S.C.
9 810 Detroit Tigers Pat McKenna SS Bryant R.I.
10 811 Colorado Rockies Dan Perkins RHP Delaware State Del.
11 812 Kansas City Royals Gabe MacDougall OF Lynn (Fla.) Fla.
12 813 Oakland Athletics Michael Gilmartin 2B Wofford S.C.
13 814 Texas Rangers Aaron Barrett RHP Mississippi Miss.
Ole Miss' other projected top prospect entering the season, righthander Aaron Barrett, had a poor season and has been passed by several teammates. He has a big league repertoire, at times sitting in the 90-93 mph range with his fastball and touching 94. He throws a hard slider and has a decent changeup as well, though he ditched it when he moved out of the weekend rotation. Barrett's slider has reached 85 mph out of the bullpen, which is probably his future role, as poor command has killed him as a starter. He's consistently behind hitters and gets hammered when he's up in the strike zone, which is often when he lands on a stiff left leg.
14 815 Cleveland Indians Tyler Sturdevant RHP New Mexico State N.M.
15 816 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Hale RHP Ohio State Ohio
Though senior righthander Jake Hale ranked second in NCAA Division I with an Ohio State-record 18 saves this spring, area scouts don't love him. They question his work ethic and makeup, and while they like his slider, they think he throws it way too often. The 6-foot-7, 200-pounder works in the high 80s and touches 91 mph with his fastball. He has been drafted twice previously, in the 24th round out high school by the Indians in 2005 and in the 20th round as a draft-eligible sophomore by the Blue Jays in 2007.
16 817 Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Johnson LHP Cocoa Beach (Fla.) HS Fla.
Scouts often lump Johnson and David Holmberg into similar discussions because both are lefthanded, big-bodied Florida Gators recruits. Johnson, whose sister Brooke plays softball for the Gators, had a dominating prep season, posting a near-2.000 OPS as a hitter for Cocoa Beach High while going 5-1, 0.76 with 102 strikeouts in just 55 innings on the mound. Johnson is big-bodied and physical at a listed 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, though many scouts consider him a bit shorter and heavier than his listed weight. While he lacks much in the way of projection, he could improve the quality of his stuff as he improves his conditioning. However, his present stuff is pretty strong. His fastball grades out as fringe-average for a lefthander, in the 85-89 mph range, and he's touched some 90s. He throws both a curveball and a changeup, and his curve is his most advanced pitch. It's a 12-to-6 breaker that works as a strikeout pitch when it's thrown with some power in the mid-70s. It could be a plus pitch down the line. Johnson's velocity wasn't consistently strong this spring, and he's not exactly a fast-twitch, quick-armed pitcher. He profiles more as a back-of-the-rotation innings-eater. Johnson also put out word that he anticipates going to college unless he's blown away financially. He's a top 200 talent but may not be drafted until late due to his signability.
17 818 Florida Marlins Nate Simon 2B Pepperdine Calif.
18 819 St. Louis Cardinals John Folino RHP Connecticut Conn.
UConn righty John Folino gets by with mediocre stuff but a good feel for pitching. Folino's fastball is fringe-average at best, and his slider and changeup are below-average, but he competes and locates. He'll be a late-rounds roster filler.
Folino agreed to terms with the Cardinals, but the deal was voided, making him a free agent.
19 820 Toronto Blue Jays Brian Justice RHP St. Mary's Calif.
20 821 Houston Astros Aaron Bray 3B Charlotte N.C.
21 822 Minnesota Twins Eric Decker OF Minnesota Minn.
Outfielder Eric Decker packs plenty of strength in his sculpted 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame, and he can get from the left side of the plate to first base in 4.1 seconds. Yet where exactly he'll fall in the draft remains murky. He repeatedly has said he'll return for his senior season of football, and dividing his time between two sports has left him in need of polish on the diamond. Decker was an all-Big 10 Conference wide receiver last fall, when he set a school record with 84 receptions, breaking his own mark of 67 set in 2007. While he decided not to enter the 2009 NFL draft, he'll be a team captain as a senior when the Gophers open 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium, and he's not willing to become a full-time baseball player yet. He could sign a pro baseball deal this summer, then play one more season of college football before making a decision on his future. Decker withstood a lot of punishment last fall, sustaining a concussion, a sprained shoulder, a sprained ankle that caused him to miss a game, and a knee injury that required minor arthroscopic surgery. He looked banged up early in the spring but finished strong. If he pursues a career in baseball, Decker will have to incorporate his legs more into his swing and improve his instincts on the bases. He's a good center fielder with a playable arm. The Brewers drafted him in the 39th round a year ago.
22 823 Chicago White Sox Kyle Davis 2B Delaware Del.
23 824 New York Mets Kurt Steinhauer OF Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) Calif.
24 825 New York Yankees Jeff Farnham C New Mexico State N.M.
Senior teammate Jeff Farnham also put up big numbers, hitting .371/.478/.612 with 13 home runs. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder mainly plays behind the plate, but has some athleticism and is versatile defensively. He also spent time in the outfield and at second base and was second on the team with 18 stolen bases. He's a good catch-and-throw guy with 90 mph throws down to second and consistent 1.8-second pop times. At the plate, he has a patient approach and can catch up to fastballs over the plate, but an arm bar exposes him to velocity inside and has scouts questioning whether he'll hit as a pro.
25 826 Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Platt RHP UC Riverside Calif.
26 827 Philadelphia Phillies Marlon Mitchell C Hillsborough HS, Tampa Fla. $125,000
27 828 Boston Red Sox Reed Gragnani SS Godwin HS, Richmond Va.
Scouts like Reed Gragnani's bat. He's a switch-hitter and has good hands at the plate, making him a line-drive hitter who shows extra-base power now. Scouts also like his makeup and polish. While he was a high school shortstop and could play there in college--he's committed to Virginia--he projects to move to second base at the pro level. Gragnani is an average runner, and it would take significant money to keep him from joining a strong Virginia club in 2010. One scout could see him following the same path as David Adams, a third-round pick of the Yankees last year out of Virginia.
28 829 Tampa Bay Rays Brady Wager RHP Globe (Ariz.) HS Ariz.
29 830 Chicago Cubs Corey Martin RHP Western Carolina N.C.
Senior righthander Corey Martin has good velocity (up to 94 mph) as a starter but little else.
30 831 Los Angeles Angels Devon Zenn OF Benicia (Calif.) HS Calif.