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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1042 Washington Nationals Jacob Morris OF Coppell (Texas) HS Texas
Coppell High ranked No. 5 in Baseball America's preseason Top 50, but the team and its top prospects--catcher Jonathan Walsh, shortstop Chad Kettler and outfielder Jacob Morris--underachieved this spring. Morris has the best tools among the trio but has a reputation for doing more in showcases than games. A 6-foot-3, 196-pounder with five-tool potential, he's also a switch-hitter who struggles against quality pitching. He has committed to Arizona State.
2 1043 Seattle Mariners Eric Valdez RHP Indiana State Ind.
3 1044 San Diego Padres Adalberto Santos OF Oregon State Ore.
4 1045 Pittsburgh Pirates Chris McKenzie RHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
5 1046 Baltimore Orioles Jeremy Lucas C West Vigo HS, Terre Haute, Ind. Ind.
6 1047 San Francisco Giants Brandon Graves LHP Valdosta State (Ga.) Ga.
7 1048 Atlanta Braves Matt Hartunian C Montclair Prep, Van Nuys, Calif. Calif.
8 1049 Cincinnati Reds Oliver Santos 3B South Carolina-Salkehatchie JC S.C.
9 1050 Detroit Tigers Patrick Biondi OF Divine Child HS, Dearborn, Mich. Mich.
Outfielder Patrick Biondi won't be a high pick because he's 5-foot-9 and strongly committed to Michigan, but he should make an immediate impact for the Wolverines in 2010 and be a good pick in 2012. More polished but not nearly as strong as Roache, Biondi provides above-average speed, center-field defense and arm strength. He also has a quick bat and scouts love his makeup.
10 1051 Colorado Rockies Tym Pearson OF Thurston HS, Springfield, Ore. Ore.
Thurston High outfielder Tym Pearson is a little thicker than Hudson or Poyer at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. He too was a quarterback and led his team to an undefeated record in the regular season, losing in the 5-A state championship game. He threw for 3,760 yards and 44 touchdowns and ran for another 877 with 19 touchdowns. He could step right in as the quarterback at Portland State, which uses a run-and-shoot offense just like his high school. Pearson is behind the curve on the diamond because he hadn't played baseball in four years until picking it back up as a junior. He has some stiffness and a football approach to the game. He also has the tools and is willing to give up his football scholarship for a chance to play baseball if the price is right. He's strong, is an average runner and has a strong arm--reaching up to 90 mph off the mound.
11 1052 Kansas City Royals Levi Cartas OF Marysville-Pilchuck HS, Marysville, Wash. Wash.
12 1053 Oakland Athletics Paul Smyth RHP Kansas Kan.
13 1054 Texas Rangers Eddie Butler RHP Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, Va. Va.
14 1055 Cleveland Indians Chris Beck RHP Jefferson (Ga.) HS Ga.
15 1056 Arizona Diamondbacks Zach Morgan RHP Shasta (Calif.) JC Calif.
16 1057 Los Angeles Dodgers David Iden 2B California Lutheran Calif.
17 1058 Florida Marlins Tyler Topp RHP Long Beach State Calif.
18 1059 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Moss RHP Lincoln (Mo.) Mo.
19 1060 Toronto Blue Jays Evan Teague LHP Western Kentucky Ky.
20 1061 Houston Astros Grant Hogue OF Mississippi State Miss.
21 1062 Minnesota Twins David Hurlbut LHP Diablo Valley (Calif.) JC Calif.
22 1063 Chicago White Sox Danny Wiltz RHP Tennessee Tenn.
23 1064 New York Mets Wes Wrenn RHP The Citadel S.C.
The Bulldogs have a pair of solid senior signs in righthander Wes Wrenn and outfielder Sonny Meade. Wrenn has three fringe-average to average pitches, with an 88-92 mph fastball and changeup being his best offerings. He's just 5-foot-10 and projects as a middle reliever.
24 1065 New York Yankees Brett Bruening RHP Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas
Along with San Jacinto's Jacob Cowan, righthanders Kendall Korbal and Brett Bruening entered the year as the state's best juco prospects. While Cowan maintained his status despite losing some velocity, Korbal and Bruening couldn't live up to expectations. Grayson County coach Dusty Hart says Bruening has more sheer arm strength than Jordan Walden, a former Viking who signed with the Angels for $1 million. A bit player on Grayson County's 2008 Junior College World Series championship club, he looked primed to contribute more as a sophomore after reaching 95 mph in fall practice. He flashed that velocity and even touched 96 this spring, but he has to dial his fastball down to 88-92 mph to throw strikes. His size (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) works against him because he has a hard time maintaining good balance and repeating his mechanics. He's still figuring out his delivery and command after missing two years in high school following elbow surgery. He also will have to develop reliable secondary pitches, as his curveball and changeup are mediocre. Pro clubs can't help but notice his fastball, but they may let Bruening spend a season at Louisiana State before investing heavily in him.
25 1066 Milwaukee Brewers Matt Costello LHP Valdosta State (Ga.) Ga.
26 1067 Philadelphia Phillies Phil Aviola C Wilmington (Del.) Del.
27 1068 Boston Red Sox Matt Milroy RHP Marmion Academy, Aurora, Ill. Ill.
28 1069 Tampa Bay Rays Chris Murrill OF Nicholls State La.
29 1070 Chicago Cubs Kevin David C Oklahoma State Okla.
30 1071 Los Angeles Angels Robbie Harris SS Cardinal Gibbons HS, Baltimore Md.