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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1282 Washington Nationals Cohl Walla RHP Lake Travis HS, Austin Texas
Walla earned all-state honors at wide receiver as Lake Travis won the Texas 4-A state football title in the fall of 2007, catching 68 passes for 1,072 yards and 13 touchdowns. He hasn't played football since, skipping his senior season on the gridiron to focus on baseball. That decision should prove to be wise, though questionable signability could drop him out of the early rounds this June and make him more of a prime draft prospect for 2012. Walla is an extremely athletic 6-foot-4, 170-pounder with the room to add plenty of muscle. He's wiry strong and shows raw power with an easy righthanded swing, but he hasn't hit as well as a senior as he did as a junior. Walla has above-average speed and plays a solid center field. He even offers arm strength, as he has shown an 88-91 mph fastball and flashed a hammer curveball on the mound. He's more of a thrower than a pitcher, however, and scouts prefer him as a position player. Walla verbally committed to Texas Christian before changing his mind and opting for Texas. He may not be signable outside of the first two rounds, but his talent fits more in the fourth- to sixth-round area for now.
2 1283 Seattle Mariners Cam Perkins OF Southport HS, Indianapolis Ind.
3 1284 San Diego Padres Chadd Hartman OF Central Florida Fla.
4 1285 Pittsburgh Pirates Edward Fallon RHP South Carolina-Upstate S.C.
5 1286 Baltimore Orioles Brad Decater OF Cuesta (Calif.) JC Calif.
6 1287 San Francisco Giants Matt Jansen LHP Purdue Ind.
7 1288 Atlanta Braves Alan Walden RHP Red Bank HS, Chattanooga Tenn.
Six-foot-4, 180-pound Alan Walden went backward during the year. Walden had a broken elbow after a thumb injury earlier in the season and wound up pitching just 12 innings. He hit 94 in the fall, and his father is the assistant coach on his high school team.
8 1289 Cincinnati Reds Ricky Bowen RHP Mississippi State Miss.
9 1290 Detroit Tigers Andrew Allen 3B Central Arizona JC Ariz.
10 1291 Colorado Rockies Franco Broyles OF Fayetteville (Ark.) HS Ark.
Another Arkansas recruit, outfielder Franco Broyles, is the grandson of former Razorbacks football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles. Franco led Fayetteville High to state 7-A championships in each of the last three seasons, hitting the championship-winning homer in 2007 and driving in both runs in the 2-0 finale this spring. He's a 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete with good speed and a promising bat. He also starred as a wide receiver and defensive back in football.
11 1292 Kansas City Royals Jeff Soptic RHP Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan. Kan.
12 1293 Oakland Athletics Ryan Lipkin C San Francisco Calif.
13 1294 Texas Rangers Joe Bonadonna OF Illinois Ill.
14 1295 Cleveland Indians D.J. Gentile DH Cal Poly Calif.
15 1296 Arizona Diamondbacks Brooklyn Foster C Walnut Grove SS, Langley, B.C British Columbia
16 1297 Los Angeles Dodgers Chad Gough-Fortenberry C Northshore HS, Slidell, La. La.
17 1298 Florida Marlins Donovan Gonzales RHP Twentynine Palms (Calif.) HS Calif.
18 1299 St. Louis Cardinals Manuel De La Cruz LHP Imperial Valley (Calif.) JC Calif.
19 1300 Toronto Blue Jays Maxx Tissenbaum SS York Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto Ontario
20 1301 Houston Astros Anthony Tzamtzis RHP La Salle HS, Miami Fla.
21 1302 Minnesota Twins Jon Hedges 1B Olney Central (Ill.) CC Ill.
22 1303 Chicago White Sox Tyler Williams 3B Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
23 1304 New York Mets Bobby Rinard OF Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
Right fielder Bobby Rinard has a good arm and can run, but he's raw offensively. He has the athleticism and tools to be a late-round pick, though he'll more likely end up at Southern California.
24 1305 New York Yankees Isaiah Brown OF Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
25 1306 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Dhanani 3B Thompson Rivers (B.C.) British Columbia
26 1307 Philadelphia Phillies Frank LaFreniere RHP Ahuntsic (Quebec) JC Quebec
Righthander Francois Lafreniere is 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds and should fill out and get even stronger. He was a 34th-round selection by the Giants last year and has a fastball in the mid- to high 80s with sink and late life. His arm works well and he has the makings of a curveball with bite.
27 1308 Boston Red Sox Luke Maile C Covington Catholic HS, Park Hills, Ky. Ky.
The state's top high school player is catcher Luke Maile. Scouts love his athletic 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, his arm strength and his leadership. The righthanded hitter has bat speed but isn't ready to solve pro pitching, so he probably won't get drafted early and will follow through on his commitment to Kentucky.
28 1309 Tampa Bay Rays Geno Glynn 3B Minnesota State-Mankato Minn.
29 1310 Chicago Cubs Colin Kaepernick RHP Nevada Nev.
30 1311 Los Angeles Angels Seth Harvey RHP Washington State Wash.
Junior righthander Seth Harvey looked good in Alaska last summer, touching 93 mph with his fastball, but has been inconsistent this year and doesn't have much in the way of offspeed stuff.