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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1432 Washington Nationals Zach Dygert C Ball State Ind.
Catcher Zach Dygert doesn't have an outstanding tool but has a lot of decent ones and plays the game hard. He's a sturdy 6-foot-3, 215-pounder with average arm strength that would play better if he shortened his release. He has some righthanded power but not an especially quick bat.
2 1433 Seattle Mariners Sean Nolin LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
3 1434 San Diego Padres Andrew Ruck OF Sinclair SS, Whitby, Ont. Ontario
4 1435 Pittsburgh Pirates Blake Brown OF Normal (Ill.) West HS Ill.
5 1436 Baltimore Orioles Ryan Burnaman 3B San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
6 1437 San Francisco Giants Randolph Oduber OF Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
7 1438 Atlanta Braves Jamie Hayes RHP Rider N.J.
8 1439 Cincinnati Reds Kenny Swab C Young Harris (Ga.) JC Ga.
9 1440 Detroit Tigers Jake Porcello RHP Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J. N.J.
10 1441 Colorado Rockies Clint McKinney RHP Clemson S.C.
11 1442 Kansas City Royals Kevin Kuntz SS Union HS, Tulsa Okla.
12 1443 Oakland Athletics Addison Johnson OF Clemson S.C.
13 1444 Texas Rangers Cole Frenzel 3B Dickinson (N.D.) HS N.D.
First baseman Zac Elgie, who's now at Kansas, surpassed Darin Erstad as North Dakota's highest prep draft pick ever last year, when the Athletics made him a 12th-round pick. Some talent evaluators say Cole Frenzel is a better prospect than Elgie because he hits lefthanded, has more bat speed and a purer swing. Six-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Frenzel offers big power and arm strength. His position is in question, as his below-average speed means he won't be able to play shortstop after high school. If he attends Arizona as expected, he'll probably move to third base, and he could try catching once he turns pro. He also starred in football and basketball and led Dickinson to the last two state Class A baseball championships.
14 1445 Cleveland Indians Vidal Nuno LHP Baker (Kan.) Kan.
15 1446 Arizona Diamondbacks Juan Avila OF Narbonne HS, Harbor City, Calif. Calif.
Naturally an outfielder, Avila is perhaps the finest all-around player in the Los Angeles area and profiles to big league average almost across the board--in speed, arm, glove and bat. A switch-hitter who played shortstop as a prep senior, he has a quick bat and has filled out into his 6-foot, 170-pound frame in the past year. He lacks the actions to stay in the infield. He could be a steal if a team decides to sign him away from college.
16 1447 Los Angeles Dodgers Travis Burnside OF Laurens (S.C.) District HS S.C.
17 1448 Florida Marlins Ryan Gibson LHP Yukon (Okla.) HS Okla.
18 1449 St. Louis Cardinals Jason Novak RHP UCLA Calif.
19 1450 Toronto Blue Jays Jeff Gibbs RHP Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto Ontario
Righthander Jeff Gibbs has an athletic, 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame, with room to fill out. The Toronto native has good arm speed, but his breaking ball is a little loopy and his secondary stuff needs work. If he doesn't sign, he's headed to Maine next year.
20 1451 Houston Astros Paco Rodriguez LHP Gulliver Prep, Miami Fla.
21 1452 Minnesota Twins Cody Dordan RHP Newport (Ore.) HS Ore.
22 1453 Chicago White Sox Matthew Little LHP Bryan (Texas) HS Texas
23 1454 New York Mets Joe Mantiply LHP Tunstall HS, Dry Fork, Va. Va.
24 1455 New York Yankees Pat White OF West Virginia W.Va.
25 1456 Milwaukee Brewers Rey Cotilla RHP Miami Dade JC Fla.
Like Buchanan, righthander Reynaldo Cotilla has big size at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, and a big arm. He's run his fastball up to 95-96 mph this spring as a closer, getting back to the velocity he showed in high school before Tommy John surgery. Cotilla threw strikes coming back from the surgery and was explosive in a closer role, but he threw just 17 innings as he missed time with a tender arm. He's a North Carolina State signee.
26 1457 Philadelphia Phillies Wander Nunez OF Frankford HS, Philadelphia Pa.
27 1458 Boston Red Sox Brian Heere OF Kansas Kan.
28 1459 Tampa Bay Rays Nate Roberts OF Parkland (Ill.) JC Ill.
29 1460 Chicago Cubs John Nasshan RHP Niles West HS, Skokie, Ill. Ill.
30 1461 Los Angeles Angels Jake Rife OF Washington Wash.
With his signature purple do-rag and eye black, senior outfielder Jake Rife is a bulldog. A 5-foot-11, 200-pound lefthanded hitter, Rife led the Huskies in batting this year.