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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1312 Washington Nationals Hoby Milner LHP Paschal HS, Fort Worth Texas
Milner's father Brian is the only high school position player in the draft era who began his pro career in the major leagues. Brian fell to the Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 1978 draft because he had a scholarship to play baseball and football at Arizona State, but signed for a then-club record $150,000. He went for 4-for-9 in two big league games before heading to the minors, where injuries destroyed his career. Milner looks like the son of a former big leaguer, as he has clean, repeatable mechanics that allow him to command his pitches with ease. He throws a consistent 87-90 mph fastball with little effort, and it's easy to envision him adding velocity as he packs more strength on his skinny 6-foot-2, 155-pound frame. Milner's second pitch is a quality curveball, though he sometimes gets under it. With his aptitude, he should be able to develop a reliable changeup. The biggest caveat scouts have with Milner is that he got knocked around on the showcase circuit last summer and hasn't dominated lesser competition in high school. Unlike his father, he probably won't sign out of high school because his mother is adamant that he follow through on a University of Texas scholarship. Milner's talent could fit him as high as the third or fourth round, but it may take a seven-figure bonus to sign him.
2 1313 Seattle Mariners Mark Angelo OF East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Pa.
3 1314 San Diego Padres Ryan Skube 2B Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
4 1315 Pittsburgh Pirates Dexter Bobo LHP Georgia Southern Ga.
Lefthander Dexter Bobo never put it together and could be a better value as a senior sign. He's a stocky, scatter-armed reliever who pumps his fastball at 90-92 mph at times, but who hasn't performed (6.55 ERA this spring).
5 1316 Baltimore Orioles Kyle Westwood RHP Palm Harbor (Fla.) University HS Fla.
6 1317 San Francisco Giants Joe Lewis 1B Pittsburg (Calif.) HS Calif.
7 1318 Atlanta Braves Corey Newsom RHP Bay HS, Panama City, Fla. Fla.
8 1319 Cincinnati Reds Jaron Shepherd OF Navarro (Texas) JC Texas
9 1320 Detroit Tigers Charlie Markson OF Whitefish Bay (Wis.) HS Wis.
James has surpassed Whitefish Bay teammate Charlie Markson, Wisconsin's top-rated prospect coming into the season. A good athlete who played point guard to James' forward on the Whitefish Bay basketball team, Markson is a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder with good speed, gap power and a strong arm. His bat will need time to develop. He has signed with Notre Dame, and Fighting Irish head coach Dave Schrage has compared him to his team's current star, projected first-rounder A.J. Pollock.
10 1321 Colorado Rockies Micah Green OF Cherokee Trail HS, Aurora, Colo. Colo.
Outfielder Micah Green is a good athlete and a plus runner with a strong arm and above-average raw power, but like everyone else in Colorado, he hasn't faced consistently strong competition. He has the raws tools to be picked in the top 15 rounds, but will probably try to prove himself at Wichita State.
11 1322 Kansas City Royals Derrick Hudgins SS Middleton HS, Tampa Fla.
12 1323 Oakland Athletics A.J. Huttenlocker LHP Missouri Western State Mo.
13 1324 Texas Rangers Tyler Christman RHP South Carolina-Sumter JC S.C.
USC Sumter's Tyler Christman was the most accomplished junior-college pitcher in the state, going 12-1, 1.73, and using an 89-91 mph fastball and power slider to rack up 104 strikeouts in just 78 innings. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Christman has a medical history, having had both Tommy John surgery and another procedure to repair a torn ACL.
14 1325 Cleveland Indians Roman Madrid C Memorial HS, Victoria, Texas Texas
15 1326 Arizona Diamondbacks Zach Varnell C Arkansas-Pine Bluff Ark.
16 1327 Los Angeles Dodgers R.C. Orlan LHP Deep Run HS, Glen Allen, Va. Va.
17 1328 Florida Marlins Ken Giles RHP Rio Grande HS, Albuquerque N.M.
New Mexico rarely has high school players selected in the draft. Aside from Walla, there are a few interesting players, but most will likely end up in college. Righthander Kenny Giles is the younger brother of Josh, who played in the Rangers system. Giles showed good velocity this spring, sitting 91-92 mph, and has touched 94 in the past. He throws only a fastball and changeup now and has dealt with tendinitis this spring.
18 1329 St. Louis Cardinals Kyle Heim LHP Iowa Iowa
19 1330 Toronto Blue Jays Nick Wagner OF Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Calif.
20 1331 Houston Astros Mike Schurz RHP Iowa Iowa
Righthander Mike Schurz has bounced back after missing all of 2008 recuperating from Tommy John surgery. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has a 90-93 mph fastball and a low-80s slider, though he'll have to improve his command. He spent his first two college seasons at Radford.
21 1332 Minnesota Twins Tyler Herr RHP Katy (Texas) HS Texas
22 1333 Chicago White Sox Taylor Thompson RHP Auburn Ala.
23 1334 New York Mets James Wooster LHP Alvin (Texas) CC Texas
24 1335 New York Yankees Evan DeLuca LHP Immaculata HS, Somerville, N.J. N.J. $500,000
Lefty Evan DeLuca, a San Diego recruit, is another fine athlete with an 87-91 mph fastball and good arm action, but he's struggled to throw strikes at times and must improve his breaking ball.
25 1336 Milwaukee Brewers Andrew Morris RHP Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC Fla.
Gulf Coast CC had two pitchers to watch, led by freshman righthander Andrew Morris, an Alabama native who showed an 88-91 mph fastball and a good splitter before wearing down late in the season. He was the Panhandle Conference player of the year.
26 1337 Philadelphia Phillies Brian Feekin LHP Iowa Western CC Iowa
After redshirting at Nebraska in 2007, lefthander Brian Feekin has led Iowa Western to consecutive Junior College World Series berths. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder threw harder on a more consistent basis in 2008, but toned down his delivery and worked more at 87-90 mph this spring. He's still working on his command and his slider. A 41st-round pick of the Rangers last year, he'll attend Louisville in 2010 if he doesn't turn pro.
27 1338 Boston Red Sox Derrick Thomas OF Roswell (Ga.) HS Ga.
28 1339 Tampa Bay Rays Kalani Brackenridge SS Kapolei (Hawaii) HS Hawaii
29 1340 Chicago Cubs Frank DeJiulio RHP Daytona Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
30 1341 Los Angeles Angels R.J. Santigate 3B Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Shortstop R.J. Santigate has always tantalized scouts with his frame. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, the lefthanded hitter has always been more projection than production, but this year he turned it on and hit like scouts always believed he could. He has grown up around the game, and his father coached Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis and Tottenville High to two consecutive New York City Public Schools Athletic League titles in 1995 and 1996. Santigate is expected to end up at Long Beach State.