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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 892 Washington Nationals Rob Wort RHP Jefferson (Mo.) JC Mo.
2 893 Seattle Mariners Brandon Bantz C Dallas Baptist Texas
3 894 San Diego Padres Wande Olabisi OF Stanford Calif.
4 895 Pittsburgh Pirates Ty Summerlin SS Southeastern Louisiana La.
5 896 Baltimore Orioles Brenden Webb OF Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif. $250,000
6 897 San Francisco Giants Craig Westcott RHP Bellhaven (Miss.) Miss.
7 898 Atlanta Braves Vince Howard OF Sikeston (Mo.) HS Mo.
8 899 Cincinnati Reds Yovan Gonzalez C Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC Ill.
9 900 Detroit Tigers James Robbins 1B Shorecrest HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash. $235,000
In a disappointing high school crop, another player teams are split on is James Robbins--though the division is whether he profiles better on the mound or in the batter's box. Robbins is 6 feet and a stocky 220 pounds, and if he ends up at Washington State he'll be a two-way player. He bats and throws lefthanded, which makes him intriguing on the mound even though he throws 86-90 mph. He has a heavy fastball and shows a breaking ball that has a chance to be average. Scouts who like him better as a hitter see above-average power potential. Robbins has good bat speed and swings with authority. Despite his wrecking-ball frame, Robbins is a good athlete who played some center field for his high school team. One scout noted that Robbins' father and older brother are very athletic and said Robbins will get himself into better shape after seeing what players look like at the next level--whether that's in college or pro ball.
10 901 Colorado Rockies Bryce Massanari C Georgia Ga.
Georgia and Georgia Tech have more solid college players who aren't selling jeans--such as Bulldogs catcher Bryce Massanari--than players who get scouts excited. Massanari has tremendous hands that work for him as a catcher and at the plate, and he ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 13 homers in league play. However, he's got a thick lower half, little mobility and plays with low energy.
11 902 Kansas City Royals Josh Worrell RHP Indiana Wesleyan Ind.
12 903 Oakland Athletics Royce Consigli OF Notre Dame HS, Welland, Ont. Ontario
13 904 Texas Rangers Bryan Fogle OF Erskine (S.C.) S.C.
14 905 Cleveland Indians Bryson Smith 3B Young Harris (Ga.) JC Ga.
15 906 Arizona Diamondbacks Jack Marder SS Newbury Park (Calif.) HS Calif.
16 907 Los Angeles Dodgers Nick Gaudi RHP Pepperdine Calif.
Righthanded closer Nick Gaudi was the most pleasant surprise in a disappointing season for Pepperdine. The 6-foot-4, 202-pounder racked up 47 strikeouts in 35 innings and saved nine after having 15 saves in 2008. Scouts attribute his 2009 success to the development of his slider and split-finger fastball, which finish off hitters after he sets them up by throwing his 88-91 mph fastball for strikes.
17 908 Florida Marlins Harold Brantley OF Connecticut Conn.
18 909 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Corrigan RHP Mississippi Miss.
19 910 Toronto Blue Jays Tim McDonald OF Edison HS, Fresno Calif.
20 911 Houston Astros Brandon Petite RHP Vauxhall Academy, Edmonton Alberta
Righthander Brandon Petite has good size and a fastball that sits around 88-90 mph. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder complements it with a good slider and should be a late-round selection.
21 912 Minnesota Twins Trayvone Johnson C Los Angeles, Calif. Calif.
22 913 Chicago White Sox Rob Vaughn C Kansas State Kan.
23 914 New York Mets Jordan Harrison LHP New Caney (Texas) HS Texas
24 915 New York Yankees Kyle McKenzie RHP Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass. Mass.
The lone Massachusetts prep prospect with a realistic shot at signing this year is Thayer Academy righthander Kyle McKenzie, but it won't be an easy sign. McKenzie is committed to Tulane, and he draws comparisons to another Bay State product who went on to play for the Green Wave, Brandon Gomes (now pitching at Double-A in the Padres system). Like Gomes, McKenzie is a smallish righthander with a quick arm. He has worked in the 88-92 mph range this spring, and some reports had him touching 93-94 at times. Last year he pitched more in the 85-88 mph range. His velocity has climbed as his delivery has improved, though he still has quite a bit of effort. His curveball has also made significant strides, and it's close to average now with a chance to be plus in the future. The pitch remains somewhat slurvy but has good bite. McKenzie is an eighth- to 10th-round talent who is unlikely to be signable in that range, though a club could take him higher than that and make a run at him.
25 916 Milwaukee Brewers Brandon Sizemore 2B College of Charleston S.C.
26 917 Philadelphia Phillies Stephen Kohlscheen RHP Cowley County (Kan.) CC Kan.
Righthander Stephen Kohlscheen, the state's top juco prospect, helped Cowley County reach the Junior College World Series. For a 6-foot-7, 210-pounder, he does a good job of repeating his delivery. His fastball sits at 88-89 mph and touches 93 and could add velocity. He has improved his slider but still needs to make it tighter and more consistent. His father Brian is the Midwest crosschecker for the Phillies.
27 918 Boston Red Sox Jeremiah Bayer RHP Trinity (Conn.) Conn.
Trinity senior righty Jeremiah Bayer is a strike-thrower with an 86-88 mph sinker and a passable slider.
28 919 Tampa Bay Rays Marcus Jensen RHP Pinnacle HS, Phoenix Ariz. $125,000
29 920 Chicago Cubs Danny Sheppard C Downers Grove (Ill.) North HS Ill.
The best high school position player in the state is Danny Sheppard, an athletic catcher with the potential to shine offensively and defensively. A 6-foot, 180-pound righthanded hitter, he has good power but his bat may not be ready for pro ball. A center fielder as a junior, he moves well and has a strong arm behind the plate. He also played quarterback and middle linebacker for Downers Grove North, and he brings that football mentality to the diamond. He's an Iowa recruit.
30 921 Los Angeles Angels Matt Long OF Santa Clara Calif.