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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1012 Washington Nationals Shane McCatty RHP Oakland Mich.
2 1013 Seattle Mariners Scott Griggs RHP San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif. Calif.
A veteran of elite showcases such as the Aflac Classic and the Area Code Games, Griggs has long been familiar to area scouts in Northern California. A 6-foot-2 righthander, he has been inconsistent with his command this year, but his raw stuff is still impressive. Griggs' fastball tops out at 95 mph, sitting in the low 90s, and he spins off a excellent curveball. Some scouts don't think Griggs' control is good enough for him to go straight to pro ball and expect him to follow through on his commitment to UCLA. Because of that Griggs is considered a tough sign and could join the Bruins unless he goes in the first two or three rounds.
3 1014 San Diego Padres Josh Cephas RHP Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Okla.
Righthander Josh Cephas is one of the more intriguing senior signs in the draft. Though he drew little attention and went undrafted in two years at Contra Costa (Calif.) JC and his first at Southern Nazarene, his fastball touched 95 mph this spring. The 6-foot, 195-pounder starts with a methodical delivery before he cranks it up and the ball jumps out of his hand. He also has a hard slider. Cephas is still raw and projects best as a reliever after striking out 70 in 47 innings in that role this spring.
4 1015 Pittsburgh Pirates Zac Fuesser LHP Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $125,000
5 1016 Baltimore Orioles Malcolm Clapsaddle RHP Oviedo (Fla.) HS Fla.
6 1017 San Francisco Giants Brandon Kirby OF Lake Wales (Fla.) HS Fla.
7 1018 Atlanta Braves Arby Fields OF Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Calif.
8 1019 Cincinnati Reds Forest Cannon RHP UC Santa Barbara Calif.
9 1020 Detroit Tigers Derek Kline RHP Millersville (Pa.) Pa.
10 1021 Colorado Rockies Brandon Whitby C Prairie View A&M Texas
11 1022 Kansas City Royals Justin Trapp SS Fairfield Central HS, Winnsboro, S.C. S.C. $125,000
12 1023 Oakland Athletics Dylan Brown OF Oklahoma State Okla.
13 1024 Texas Rangers Jared Prince OF Washington State Wash.
Senior outfielder Jared Prince battled injuries throughout his career and never matched the success he had as a freshman.
14 1025 Cleveland Indians Westley Moss OF Nevada Nev.
Nevada has a few players who could be late-round picks. Outfielder Westley Moss has speed, can cover ground as a center fielder and makes highlight-reel catches. He's skinny at 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds and doesn't presently have a lick of power.
15 1026 Arizona Diamondbacks Patrick Cooper RHP Des Moines Area CC Iowa
Righthander Patrick Cooper doesn't have Mormann's velocity, but he had much better strikeout numbers (106 in 72 innings, versus 71 in 77 frames for Mormann) at Des Moines Area CC. A 6-foot-3, 204-pounder, he has much better pitchability and athleticism than Mormann. Cooper has an 89-92 mph fastball, a solid slider and a decent changeup. He spent his freshman season playing for head coach at Elvis Dominguez at Eastern Kentucky and has committed to play for Dominguez next year at Bradley.
16 1027 Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Dignelli RHP George Washington D.C.
17 1028 Florida Marlins Isaac Morales LHP Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
18 1029 St. Louis Cardinals David Kington RHP Southern Illinois Ill.
19 1030 Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Fernandez SS Guilford Tech (N.C.) CC N.C.
20 1031 Houston Astros Scott Migl RHP Texas A&M Texas
21 1032 Minnesota Twins Ricky Claudio RHP American HS, Hialeah, Fla. Fla.
22 1033 Chicago White Sox Alex Farotto LHP South Carolina S.C.
23 1034 New York Mets Cam Maron C Hicksville (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
24 1035 New York Yankees Jake Petricka RHP Indiana State Ind.
25 1036 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Ojala RHP Rice Texas
Despite pitching with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, Rice righthander Mike Ojala won games in the Conference USA tournament and the NCAA Division I regionals. He'll eventually need Tommy John surgery but decided to keep pitching until he couldn't any longer. Before he got hurt, Ojala had a chance to go in the fourth or fifth round. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder had an 88-92 mph fastball, a hard curveball and good changeup. His elbow also bothered him last summer, when he helped the Santa Barbara Foresters win the NBC World Series.
26 1037 Philadelphia Phillies A.J. Griffin RHP San Diego Calif.
27 1038 Boston Red Sox Jimmy Patterson LHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
Central Arizona JC has three quality prospects in a state noted for strong juco play. Jimmy Patterson played both ways for Central Arizona. He's a righthanded hitter and a lefthanded pitcher, and most scouts like him better as a position player. He has a good swing with some pop that allowed him to hit 21 doubles and seven home runs with wood over 193 at-bats this year. He has above-average bat speed and plays the game hard. Patterson will be relegated to a corner outfield spot as a pro and could hit .270 with 15-20 home runs a year. He should contribute immediately at Arizona State if he doesn't sign.
28 1039 Tampa Bay Rays Kyle Spraker SS Loyola Marymount Calif.
29 1040 Chicago Cubs Rett Varner RHP Texas-Arlington Texas
30 1041 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Cisterna RHP Arkansas Ark.