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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1192 Washington Nationals Joseph Hughes RHP McMichael HS, Mayodan, N.C. N.C.
2 1193 Seattle Mariners Jorden Merry RHP Washington Wash.
Senior righthander Jorden Merry was a 14th-round pick by the White Sox last year, but opted to return to school. It looked like a bad move when he lost his spot in the weekend rotation and ended up with a 6.08 ERA.
3 1194 San Diego Padres Tom Porter RHP Elon N.C.
4 1195 Pittsburgh Pirates Brett Lee LHP West Florida HS, Pensacola, Fla. Fla.
5 1196 Baltimore Orioles Bobby Shore RHP Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif.
6 1197 San Francisco Giants Jonathan White OF Vanderbilt Tenn.
Senior Jonathan White, a plus-plus runner and great athlete, hasn't figured it out with the bat. He also turns 23 in June, further lowering his value.
7 1198 Atlanta Braves Antonio Carrillo OF San Ysidro HS, San Diego Calif.
8 1199 Cincinnati Reds Michael Robertson OF Bellevue (Wash.) CC Wash.
Outfielder Michael Robertson has also blossomed at Bellevue and could be a late-round pick. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has above-average speed, a good arm and goes all out at every practice and on every play. He missed a year with a broken wrist and does not project to hit for power, but makes consistent contact.
9 1200 Detroit Tigers Ben Bechtol C Neshannock HS, New Castle, Pa. Pa.
10 1201 Colorado Rockies Jason Bagoly C Fitch HS, Austintown, Ohio Ohio
Catcher Jason Bagoly is a physical 6-foot-4, 220-pounder with an intriguing righthanded bat. He has power and arm strength, though he struggles receiving and isn't a lock to remain behind the plate. A Kent State recruit, he's the nephew of Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer.
11 1202 Kansas City Royals Mike Morin RHP Shawnee Mission South HS, Overland Park, Kan. Kan.
12 1203 Oakland Athletics Chris O'Dowd C Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo. Colo.
13 1204 Texas Rangers Taylor Vail 3B Cabrillo (Calif.) JC Calif.
14 1205 Cleveland Indians Greg Folgia SS Missouri Mo. $100,000
Though he's undersized at 5-foot-10 and 194 pounds, Greg Folgia swung the biggest bat in the Missouri lineup this season, hitting .326 with team highs in homers (12) and RBIs (70). Folgia, a switch-hitter who won the Atlantic Collegiate League batting title last summer at .388, has gap power and uses his average speed well on the bases. A center fielder in college, he may not be quick enough to play there in pro ball and could return to second base, where he played as a sophomore. He spent most of his freshman season as a pitcher and does have a strong arm, with a fastball clocked up to 92 mph.
15 1206 Arizona Diamondbacks Tim Sherlock OF Duke N.C.
16 1207 Los Angeles Dodgers Ryan Christenson LHP South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
17 1208 Florida Marlins Mitch Patito RHP Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif. Calif.
18 1209 St. Louis Cardinals Jesse Simpson RHP College of Charleston S.C.
19 1210 Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Gilbert OF Ahuntsic (Quebec) JC Quebec
20 1211 Houston Astros Dan Sarisky RHP Oglethorpe (Ga.) Ga.
21 1212 Minnesota Twins Ryan Abrahamson OF Tartan HS, Oakdale, Minn. Minn.
22 1213 Chicago White Sox Leighton Pangilinan 1B Escalon (Calif.) HS Calif.
23 1214 New York Mets Jerome Pena 2B Western Nevada CC Nev.
Jerome Pena was a high school shortstop, and he played right field and pitched a little last year. This season he went behind the plate for the first time and showed promise. He's athletic back there with a strong arm. A switch-hitter, Pena came on strong late in the season, hitting home runs in both games against Central Arizona in to clinch a berth for Western Nevada in the Junior College World Series. He's committed to Texas Christian but is considered signable.
24 1215 New York Yankees Ben Watkins RHP Pittsburgh-Johnstown Pa.
25 1216 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Hansen RHP St. Dominic HS, Oyster Bay, N.Y. N.Y.
Hansen's older brother Craig was a first-round pick by the Red Sox out of St. John's in 2005 and was later dealt to the Pirates in the 2008 Jason Bay trade. The consensus among scouts is that Kyle has better stuff now than Craig did at the same age. Hansen works in the 88-93 range and has touched 94 with a lively fastball. It's easy to project him to add velocity as he fills out his gangly 6-foot-7, 190-pound frame. WIth that kind of size, it's no surprise that Hansen has a funky, upright delivery, and he tends to stride open and drop his elbow. Hansen's high-70s to low-80s slider fluctuates from a 35 offering to a 50 pitch on the 20-80 scouting scale, but some scouts project it to be above-average in the future. He has some feel for a changeup and a split-finger but throws both sparingly, and it's difficult to distinguish between the two. Hansen's upside is huge, but most scouts believe he's likely to honor his commitment to St. John's, where he could easily blossom into a first-round pick in three years.
26 1217 Philadelphia Phillies Rob Amaro 3B Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia Pa.
27 1218 Boston Red Sox James Dykstra RHP Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego Calif.
28 1219 Tampa Bay Rays James Pazos LHP Highland HS, Gilbert, Ariz. Ariz.
Another pitcher who went backward this spring--and it was a disappointing theme in Arizona--was James Pazos, though he's still the best prep lefthander and one of the few power lefties in the state. Committed to Arizona State, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is aggressive and inconsistent, in part because he has never focused on baseball. He is a strong athlete who also played football and wrestled. Pazos was a big name coming into the spring and drew about 30 scouts to his first game, but many left after the first inning unimpressed. He used to have a Dontrelle Willis-esque delivery, with arms and legs flying everywhere. It was unconventional, but it created deception. He toned it down this spring and lost some effectiveness, though he was up to 91 mph by the end of the season. His secondary pitches need work, and teams may want him to do that with the Sun Devils.
29 1220 Chicago Cubs Eric Whaley RHP Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale Fla.
30 1221 Los Angeles Angels Asaad Ali C Niles (Mich.) HS Mich.