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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 922 Washington Nationals J.J. Sferra OF Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
Arizona State transfer J.J. Sferra is a slender 5-foot-10 and 155 pounds. For a small player with a contact-first approach, he's not a protypical burner and stole just five bases this year. The senior has a short, flat stroke and should get a chance at the next level as a late-round selection.
2 923 Seattle Mariners Clint Dempster LHP Mississippi Gulf Coast JC Miss.
Dickerson's competition as the top juco player in the state comes from Mississippi Gulf Coast duo Drew Granier and Clint Dempster, who also were high school teammates. Dempster probably will go higher despite his similarly short frame, with a better curveball with bite and a bit more power to go with an 88-92 mph fastball. He's energetic and probably needs to move to the bullpen in pro ball. Dempster is signed to Nicholls State.
3 924 San Diego Padres Matt Jackson RHP South Alabama Ala.
4 925 Pittsburgh Pirates Zach Taylor OF Statesboro (Ga.) HS Ga.
5 926 Baltimore Orioles Mike Flacco 3B CC of Baltimore County-Catonsville (Md.) Md.
Mike Flacco is the brother of Joe Flacco, the former Delaware quarterback who was a standout rookie for the Baltimore Ravens last season. The younger Flacco has an athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and batted .372/.431/.798 with nine home runs for Catonsville this season. He has some juice in his bat and projects as a corner infielder, though he'll probably end up at first. Working against him are a history of injuries and the fact that he's a 22-year-old freshman.
6 927 San Francisco Giants Diego Seastrunk C Rice Texas
7 928 Atlanta Braves Derek Wiley 1B Belmont Tenn.
8 929 Cincinnati Reds Adian Kummet RHP St. Scholastica (Minn.) Minn.
9 930 Detroit Tigers Andrew Walter RHP Cactus HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
10 931 Colorado Rockies Clint Tilford RHP Kentucky Ky.
11 932 Kansas City Royals Brian Peacock LHP Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif. $110,000
Peacock, projectable at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds with an easy arm action, throws a mid- to high-80s fastball and a sharp curveball. Peacock, just 19, needs to develop his changeup, but his other attributes figure to draw late-round draft attention.
12 933 Oakland Athletics Ian Texidor 3B Centro Especializado de Educacion Avanzada, Rio Piedras, P.R. P.R.
13 934 Texas Rangers Shon Landry SS McNeese State La.
Landry agreed to a $1,000 bonus with the Rangers on June 17, but the deal later was voided, making him a free agent.
14 935 Cleveland Indians Raynor Campbell 3B Baylor Texas
15 936 Arizona Diamondbacks Keith Cantwell RHP Seton Hall N.J.
16 937 Los Angeles Dodgers Austin King OF Jackson State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
17 938 Florida Marlins Joey O'Gara RHP Indiana Ind.
18 939 St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Bighames SS Estero (Fla.) HS Fla.
19 940 Toronto Blue Jays Jack Murphy C Princeton N.J.
Princeton catcher Jack Murphy is likely to go in the top 10 rounds based solely on his size (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) and power potential. A switch-hitter, he shows above-average power from both sides of the plate in batting practice, but it doesn't translate into games, as he hit just .291/.394/.455 with four homers in 134 at-bats this spring. His swing is stiff from both sides, and he needs to clean up his offensive approach, particularly from the left side. Murphy does have soft hands and an average arm behind the plate, though he lacks mobility.
20 941 Houston Astros Travis Smink LHP Virginia Military Institute Va.
21 942 Minnesota Twins Cody Martin 3B Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga. Ga.
22 943 Chicago White Sox Ryan Hamme OF Campbell N.C.
23 944 New York Mets Mitch Haniger OF Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose Calif.
24 945 New York Yankees Judd Golsan OF Mountain Brook (Ala.) HS Ala.
25 946 Milwaukee Brewers Jose Oviedo RHP Miami Dade JC Fla.
26 947 Philadelphia Phillies David Doss C South Alabama Ala.
27 948 Boston Red Sox Tim Webb LHP Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
28 949 Tampa Bay Rays Aaron Dott LHP Wisconsin-Whitewater Wis.
29 950 Chicago Cubs Andrew Clark 1B Louisville Ky.
30 951 Los Angeles Angels Jordan Whatcott RHP Utah Utah
The Cinderella story of the conference tournaments this year was sixth-seeded Utah defeating San Diego State twice to earn its first regional berth since 1960. Leading the Utes was senior righthander Jordan Whatcott. He has a hard, thick body and repeats his delivery well. As a pitcher and second baseman at South Mountain (Ariz.) CC last year, he was 88-90 mph off the mound, and his stuff took a step forward this spring as he focused on pitching. His fastball sat between 90-92 mph, and touched 95, and he mixed in a firm, 83-84 mph slider that is an out pitch, as well as a work-in-progress changeup. His command needs work, but the biggest knocks on Whatcott are his size (6 feet and 200 pounds) and age. After serving a two-year Mormon mission in Brazil, he's older than most draft-eligible players. The team that drafts him will be giving him a nice present, as June 10 is his 24th birthday. So he'll need to be on a fast track, but he has a great work ethic.