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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 952 Washington Nationals Kyle Morrison RHP Wagner N.Y.
Wagner's Kyle Morrison ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Atlantic Collegiate League last summer and had a solid but not spectacular junior season, going 8-2, 4.16 with 55 strikeouts and 22 walks in 67 innings. He was better early than he was down the stretch, but he still has a good chance to go in the top eight to 10 rounds. Morrison's fastball sits around 90 mph and touches 92-93, and his 79-81 slider can be an average pitch at times. He also has good feel for an 80 mph changeup that rates as a below-average pitch now but flashes average action.
2 953 Seattle Mariners Ben Whitmore LHP Oregon Ore.
Ducks lefthander Bennett Whitmore also has a pro body at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, but hasn't shown consistent velocity or command. He lost confidence in his stuff and tried to overthrow, though could still get popped in the latter rounds, as he was by the Red Sox last year coming out of Fresno (Calif.) CC.
3 954 San Diego Padres David Erickson RHP Connecticut Conn.
4 955 Pittsburgh Pirates Niko Spezial LHP Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. N.J.
A trio of prospects from perennial power Don Bosco Prep are also likely headed to school. Lefthander Niko Speziale, a Wake Forest signee, is a big-game pitcher with a good body (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) and feel for pitching, but he lacks a quality breaking to go with his 86-91 mph fastball.
5 956 Baltimore Orioles Matt Nadolski LHP Casa Grande HS, Petaluma, Calif. Calif.
6 957 San Francisco Giants Luke Anders 1B Texas A&M Texas
7 958 Atlanta Braves Jake Montgomery RHP Pope HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
8 959 Cincinnati Reds Shane Carlson SS UC Santa Barbara Calif.
9 960 Detroit Tigers Parker Markel RHP Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
Righthander Parker Markel had arm problems in the fall and was recovering from them this spring, so his stuff was down a little bit. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder still had enough stuff get results. He was throwing just 82 mph in a fall bullpen session, but his stuff came back as the spring progressed--he touched 91 mph--and he gets a lot of sink on his fastball from his three-quarters arm slot. He could add velocity as he matures. He has clean mechanics, the ball jumps out of his hand and he competes well. He'll head to Yavapai if he doesn't sign.
10 961 Colorado Rockies Steve Junker LHP Bellevue (Neb.) Neb.
11 962 Kansas City Royals Luke Voit C Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo. Mo.
12 963 Oakland Athletics Garett Claypool RHP UCLA Calif.
13 964 Texas Rangers Reggie Williams Jr. OF Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS, Tampa Fla.
Williams' father Reggie spent parts of four seasons in the major leagues with the Angels and Dodgers and played pro ball until 2001. The younger Williams has been a baseball enigma in some ways, as he didn't play high school baseball as a sophomore and junior. Instead, he focused on playing for his father's travel team, the Tampa-based Dawg Pound. This spring, he and his brother Jadamion (J.D.), a top 2010 prospect, suited up for Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate HS, a first-year charter school program in North Tampa founded by NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks and NFL ownership family the DeBartolos, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers. No matter where he played Williams' speed and bloodlines attracted interest, as he committed to Miami. Long and athletic at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Williams is a switch-hitter with speed, rating as a 70 runner on the 20-80 scale for most scouts. He's shown some 80 times as well such as running a 6.2-second 60, according to his high school coach, and 3.9-second times to first base. He led the state of Florida with 59 steals this spring in just 20 games while hitting .604. Williams' bat will be the question, as he's drawn some Gary Matthews Jr. comparisons both physically and in terms of his future potential. He hasn't shown much present power despite being an older prep senior (he'll turn 20 in the fall) as he hit only one home run this spring. The Yankees and Blue Jays worked Williams out this spring, and he even got hitting tips from Toronto manager Cito Gaston.
14 965 Cleveland Indians Matt Packer LHP Virginia Va.
15 966 Arizona Diamondbacks Will Harvil RHP Georgia Ga.
16 967 Los Angeles Dodgers Graham Miller LHP Master's (Calif.) Calif.
17 968 Florida Marlins Dallas Hord C Missouri State Mo.
18 969 St. Louis Cardinals Travis Lawler RHP Midland (Texas) JC Texas $100,000
19 970 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Shopshire RHP San Jose State Calif.
20 971 Houston Astros Greg Peavey RHP Oregon State Ore.
Oregon State righthander Greg Peavey has been even more inconsistent. Ranked as the top prep arm in the Northwest in 2007, signability and a down senior high school season dropped him to the 24th round (Yankees). Now a draft-eligible sophomore, his numbers haven't matched his reputation. He spent his freshman year mostly pitching out of the bullpen, going 2-3, 4.96. He has been exclusively a starter this year, but the results have been about the same: 3-3, 5.30 with 37 strikeouts and 27 walks over 56 innings. Peavey's fastball was 92-94 mph in high school, with a lot of effort, a big head whack and crossed legs. He has cleaned up his mechanics, though his fastball now sits 89-91. So some scouts think he's be best off in the bullpen, where he could go all-out for an inning or two at a time. Because Peavey could significantly improve his stock with a good junior season, it's easy to see him returning to Corvallis.
21 972 Minnesota Twins Aaron Senne OF Missouri Mo.
Aaron Senne looks the part of a right fielder, as he's a 6-foot-2, 207-pounder with raw lefthanded power and arm strength. But his swing is too complicated with too many moving parts, and he batted just .305 with six homers this spring. Drafted in the 13th round out of a Minnesota high school by the Twins in 2006, he may not go much higher this time around after projecting as a possible third-rounder.
22 973 Chicago White Sox Jake Wilson RHP New Mexico State N.M.
Senior righthander Jake Wilson isn't physically imposing at 6 feet and 170 pounds and he didn't have much success as a traditional pitcher at Laredo (Texas) CC, so when he followed coach Chase Tidwell to New Mexico State he knew he had to try something different. Tidwell dropped him down to a true sidearm delivery and Wilson ran with it, touching 93 from that slot with major tilt. His breaking ball is just good enough at this point, but the fastball has a lot of movement and Tidwell believes it will destroy wood bats.
23 974 New York Mets T.J. Chism LHP La Salle Pa.
Chism's numbers aren't pretty (1-3, 7.80 in 30 innings), and some scouts have seen him work around 85-86 mph and get hit hard. Others have seen him much better in relief, working in the 92-93 range with a promising slider. Chism is a good athlete with a quick arm, and some scouts project him to throw in the mid-90s with an average slider if he can make a couple of adjustments in pro ball.
24 975 New York Yankees Nick Ebert 1B South Carolina S.C.
South Carolina's regional run fell short at East Carolina, due mostly to pitching. Three Gamecock hitters could go by the 10th round: catcher Justin Dalles, first baseman Nick Ebert and outfielder DeAngelo Mack. Scouts were least certain about Ebert's chances, even though he hit 23 home runs this season, tied for eighth in the country. Ebert also has patience and a grinder mentality. Scouts doubt his wood-bat power and bat speed.
25 976 Milwaukee Brewers Chris Ellington OF Texas Christian Texas
26 977 Philadelphia Phillies Kevin Angelle LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
27 978 Boston Red Sox Michael Clark LHP American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. Fla.
28 979 Tampa Bay Rays Alex Besaw RHP Skagit Valley (Wash.) CC Wash.
Tullis' rotation-mates are both Oregon State transfers--righthanders Alex Besaw and Tyrell Poggemeyer. Besaw is the better prospect, though he was a little rusty after facing just two hitters for the Beavers last year. Then, right before the season started, he needed an emergency appendectomy and missed the first three weeks. He played for Bellingham in the West Coast Collegiate League, where Skagit Valley head coach Kevin Matthews spends his summers as the pitching coach. Besaw has a good frame at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, with big legs. He has a live arm and pitches in the 88-91 mph range, and was up to 93 last summer. He works both sides of the plate and has a good feel for a changeup. He needs to tighten up his slider for it to be an effective pitch at the next level.
29 980 Chicago Cubs Trey McNutt RHP Shelton State (Ala.) CC Ala. $115,000
30 981 Los Angeles Angels Raoul Torrez 2B Arizona State Ariz.