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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1072 Washington Nationals Josh Miller LHP O'Connor HS, Helotes, Texas Texas
2 1073 Seattle Mariners John Housey RHP Miami Fla.
3 1074 San Diego Padres Dylan Tonneson C California Calif.
4 1075 Pittsburgh Pirates Bobby Doran RHP Seward County (Kan.) CC Kan.
5 1076 Baltimore Orioles Scott Firth RHP Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, Ill. Ill.
Righthander Scott Firth's size (6 feet and 165) and signability (he's a top student committed to Clemson) may work against him, but scouts love his arm and competitiveness. He has a heavy 88-91 mph fastball that tops out at 93, and he backs it up with a solid slider. He'll probably spend three years with the Tigers before turning pro.
6 1077 San Francisco Giants Ryan Scoma OF UC Davis Calif.
7 1078 Atlanta Braves Andrew Wilson RHP Liberty Va.
8 1079 Cincinnati Reds Chris Burleson SS Southern Maine Maine
9 1080 Detroit Tigers Chuck Crumpton SS Lakeside HS, Hot Springs, Ark. Ark.
The state's top position player is shortstop Ben Crumpton, who has committed to Arkansas. A star wide receiver for Lakeside HS, he caught 55 passes for 1,067 yards and 15 touchdowns last fall. He's a good athlete with plus speed, though his bat and instincts need work. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, he'll have to prove he's strong enough to handle quality pitching.
10 1081 Colorado Rockies Jarrett Higgins OF Bellaire (Texas) HS Texas
11 1082 Kansas City Royals Fabian Roman RHP Marist HS, Bayonne, N.J. N.J.
12 1083 Oakland Athletics Jeremy Wells 2B Patten (Calif.) Calif.
13 1084 Texas Rangers Matt Carasiti RHP Berlin (Conn.) HS Conn.
All of the prep prospects in the region are expected to head to school, but several of them have intriguing upside. The best of the lot is righthander Matt Carasiti, a projectable athlete with plenty of arm strength. Carasiti works in the 88-91 mph range now but figures to add velocity as he matures. He flashes a decent slider and is working on a split-finger fastball, and he could develop into a premium pick in three years at St. John's.
14 1085 Cleveland Indians Austin Evans RHP Alabama Ala.
15 1086 Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Freeman SS Clemson S.C.
Clemson's greatest impact on the draft will come from its pitchers and first baseman Ben Paulsen in the top 200 picks. The Tigers did have a late riser in second baseman Mike Freeman, a transfer from Georgia. He's a patient hitter with gap power from the left side who is a reliable defender. He's got enough arm to turn two at second base and hit .500 in regional play.
16 1087 Los Angeles Dodgers K.J. Childs RHP Culver-Stockton (Mo.) Mo.
17 1088 Florida Marlins Kaleth Fradera RHP Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R.
18 1089 St. Louis Cardinals Justin Smith RHP Utah Valley Utah
Righthander Justin Smith flies under the radar a little bit at Utah Valley. He has a smaller frame, but had success this season with a fastball that sat 88-91 mph and touched 93. He also has a plus slider and a changeup with good depth.
19 1090 Toronto Blue Jays Alex Pepe LHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
20 1091 Houston Astros Tyler Saladino SS Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif.
21 1092 Minnesota Twins Jason Zylstra RHP Jacksonville State Ala.
22 1093 Chicago White Sox Ryan Crowley LHP Morton West HS, Berwyn, Ill. Ill.
23 1094 New York Mets Lance Hoge LHP Kansas State Kan.
24 1095 New York Yankees Kyle Ottoson LHP South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
25 1096 Milwaukee Brewers Josh Turley LHP Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas Texas
26 1097 Philadelphia Phillies Matt McConnell 2B Metro State (Colo.) Colo.
27 1098 Boston Red Sox Mike Yastrzemski OF St. John's Prep, Danvers, Mass. Mass.
Outfielder Michael Yastrzemski has baseball in his blood: His grandfather Carl was a Hall of Fame outfielder for the Red Sox and the last player to win the triple crown (in 1967), while his father Michael was a standout at Florida State and still holds the school record for career games played. Scouts regard Yastrzemski as the most polished prep hitter in New England. He has a balanced set-up and a smooth lefthanded swing that allows him to square up hard line drives consistently. He has a chance to be an above-average hitter down the road, but the rest of his tools do not stand out. He's a gap-to-gap hitter who could hit for average power as he gets stronger. He has an adequate arm for left field, and he's a fringe-average runner. He has good baseball instincts and plays a solid outfield. Yastrzemski is committed to Vanderbilt and is all but certain to head to school, though he's likely to be drafted in the late rounds.
28 1099 Tampa Bay Rays Jeff Cinadr RHP Toledo Ohio
29 1100 Chicago Cubs Brandon May 2B Alabama Ala.
30 1101 Los Angeles Angels Eric Oliver 1B UC Santa Barbara Calif.