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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1462 Washington Nationals Jose Sermo OF Ileana de Gracia HS, Vega Alta, P.R. P.R.
2 1463 Seattle Mariners Dane Phillips C Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, Texas Texas
Max Muncy and Dane Phillips are gifted hitters who would be more attractive to pro clubs if scouts believed they could catch. Scouts give Phillips high marks for his lefthanded bat, athleticism and work ethic, but they're still skeptical that he can catch. He has enough arm strength but has struggled to handle quality arms such as former high school teammate Trey Haley (an Indians second-round pick in 2008) and select squad teammate Matthew Purke (a projected first-rounder this June). Six-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Phillips has solid speed and could move to the outfield if catching doesn't work out. He has committed to Oklahoma State and is believed to want first- or sandwich-round money to sign.
3 1464 San Diego Padres Brett Holland RHP Texas-Tyler Texas
4 1465 Pittsburgh Pirates Yasser Clor RHP California Calif.
5 1466 Baltimore Orioles Ashley Bulluck RHP South Broward HS, Hollywood, Fla. Fla.
6 1467 San Francisco Giants Austin Goolsby C Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Fla.
7 1468 Atlanta Braves Gabe Gutierrez RHP Apollo HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
8 1469 Cincinnati Reds Darion Hamilton OF Taylorsville (Miss.) HS Miss.
9 1470 Detroit Tigers Cameron Giannini RHP Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Va. Va.
10 1471 Colorado Rockies Mark Tracy C Duquesne Pa.
11 1472 Kansas City Royals Zac Fisher C Miller HS, Fontana, Calif. Calif.
12 1473 Oakland Athletics Anthony Giansanti OF Siena N.Y.
13 1474 Texas Rangers Cat Kendrick RHP Northgate HS, Newnan, Ga. Ga.
14 1475 Cleveland Indians Burch Smith RHP Howard (Texas) JC Texas
15 1476 Arizona Diamondbacks Jordan Luvisi OF Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
Lefthander Jordan Luvisi doesn't have the arm strength of fellow Arizona prep southpaw James Pazos, but is a better pure pitcher with three pitches he throws for strikes. He is committed to UC Santa Barbara.
16 1477 Los Angeles Dodgers Christian Walker 3B Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic HS, Limerick, Pa. Pa.
17 1478 Florida Marlins Alan Williams LHP Meridian (Miss.) CC Miss.
18 1479 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Hillis RHP Brentwood (Tenn.) HS Tenn.
Six-foot-7, 210-pound Andy Hillis went backward during the year. Scouts aren't high on Hillis' makeup, though he has a pro body and average stuff (88-90 mph fastball).
19 1480 Toronto Blue Jays Tommy Collier RHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
Righthander Tommy Collier pitched Cypress-Fairbanks High to the state 5-A title in 2007, when he was also the 5-A player of the year. The Brewers thought they could sign him for $75,000 after taking him in the 29th round last June, but he opted to attend San Jacinto JC instead. Collier was the leading winner on the Gators this spring, going 12-1, 2.81 with 115 strikeouts in 83 innings. He capped his season with a 13-strikeout win over Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) in the opening round of the Junior College World Series. Collier pitched at 86-91 mph with his two-seam fastball for most of the spring, keeping the ball down in the zone with good sink. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder showed move velocity and touched 94 in the fall. His hard slider is his out pitch and he also throws a curveball, but he relies on his breaking stuff too often. Collier has committed to Texas for his sophomore season, but the Longhorns are loaded with pitchers and scouts wouldn't be surprised if Collier returned to San Jacinto if he doesn't turn pro.
20 1481 Houston Astros Matt Smith 1B Mississippi Miss.
Another eligible sophomore for the Rebels, first baseman Matt Smith, attracts more attention as one of the better hitters available from the SEC this year. Smith looks the part at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, and hit 14 homers as a redshirt freshman, a school record for the class. He also struck out 80 times as a freshman in 227 at-bats, and he had adjusted as a sophomore. A solid runner and good athlete for his position, Smith had improved his batting average by 65 points, cut his strikeouts nearly in half and increased his on-base and slugging percentages--though he had hit just six home runs entering regional play. As a sophomore Smith has leverage, and teams may not be willing to pay for a righthanded-hitting first baseman with just six homers.
21 1482 Minnesota Twins Paul-Michael Klingsberg 1B Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
22 1483 Chicago White Sox T.J. Geith LHP Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
23 1484 New York Mets Josh Easley RHP Weatherford (Texas) HS Texas
24 1485 New York Yankees Xavier Esquivel RHP Loyola Marymount Calif.
25 1486 Milwaukee Brewers J.J. Altobelli SS Woodbridge HS, Irvine, Calif. Calif.
26 1487 Philadelphia Phillies Chris Gosik 3B Malvern (Pa.) Prep HS Pa.
27 1488 Boston Red Sox Chris Costantino 3B Bishop Hendricken HS, Warwick, R.I. R.I.
Chris Constantino has been the best prep pitcher in the Ocean State this spring, but his future is with the bat. He has above-average raw power from the right side, and his strong arm plays well at third base, though he might wind up at first as he matures. Constantino is going to Walters (Tenn.) State JC.
28 1489 Tampa Bay Rays Vince Spilker RHP Raytown (Mo.) HS Mo.
29 1490 Chicago Cubs Christian Segar OF McQuaid Jesuit HS, Rochester, N.Y. N.Y.
30 1491 Los Angeles Angels Chunner Nyberg RHP Dixie HS, St. George, Utah Utah