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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 202 Washington Nationals Dean Weaver RHP Georgia Ga. $124,500
Weaver struggled badly as a starter earlier in his college career but started unlocking his talent in the New England Collegiate League in 2007. The league also featured Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 prospect, and probable 2009 first-rounder A.J. Pollock of Notre Dame. Weaver doesn't figure to go in the first round, but he should be the second player picked from Georgia after first baseman Rich Poythress. He was better suited to the setup role he filled last season in front of Joshua Fields, as he uses a three-quarters arm slot to fire a pair of plus pitches that nonetheless aren't strikeout pitches. Weaver throws strikes with a two-seamer that varies in velocity. At times he runs it up to 96 and pitches at 92-94 mph; in other appearances, he sits in the upper 80s. His slider can be a plus pitch at times as well, with solid tilt. He gets plenty of ground balls and has given up just seven home runs in 118 career innings. Weaver has flashed a changeup, and his 6-foot-4, 211-pound frame could possibly handle the load of starting if he ever got another shot at it. He figures into the fourth-to-sixth round range this June.
2 203 Seattle Mariners Brian Moran LHP North Carolina N.C. $140,000
Moran, a lanky, deceptive 6-foot-3, 185-pound lefty, has been the key to North Carolina's bullpen the last two years. He leaves hitters at a loss with a funky delivery and command of an 86-88 mph fastball that has good movement. Moran, the nephew of 1985 No. 1 overall pick (and Carolina alum) B.J. Surhoff, has proved durable. His secondary stuff is below-average, and his lack of a consistent breaking ball makes it difficult to see him in the lefty relief role in a big league bullpen.
3 204 San Diego Padres Miles Mikolas RHP Nova Southeastern (Fla.) Fla. $125,000
Nova Southeastern's Miles Mikolas has a good pro body and has touched above-average velocity with his fastball. He had some helium thanks to his pro body.
4 205 Pittsburgh Pirates Trent Stevenson RHP Brophy Prep, Phoenix Ariz. $350,000
Stevenson has the kind of body scouts dream on. In 2005, Stevenson was a 5-foot-10, 125-pound shortstop. He's sprouted up considerably since his freshman year and now stands 6-foot-6. Still rail thin at 165 pounds, he's been pitching at 88-91 mph, but was up to 93 in the fall. He also showed great command in the fall, but has been inconsistent this year. His slider has looked sharp at times, but has also been inconsistent and he has a tendency to drop his arm slot when throwing the pitch. He's a bit of a wild card in the draft. As a player who is still growing into his body and is relatively new to pitching, teams are baking on the projection with Stevenson. Scouts and college recruiters reported that he seemed to be a bit overwhelmed with the attention he received this spring and think he may end up at college.
5 206 Baltimore Orioles Aaron Wirsch LHP El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif. Calif. $200,000
Few scouts or college coaches know exactly what to make of Aaron Wirsch. Tall, lanky and projectable at 6'6" and 190 pounds, Wirsch is a righthanded hitting first baseman but also a lefthanded pitcher. Wirsch doesn't quite have enough stuff to be a slam dunk pitching prospect. His fastball sits in the mid 80's, peaking at 87 mph. Wirsch adds a 74 mph curve and a 77 mph change. Decent stuff, but despite his projectability, not quite enough to place Wirsch in an early round. At bat, Wirsch can put on jaw dropping batting practice exhibitions. His severe uppercut swing can produce towering bombs, and Wirsch's performance in the home run derby at this year's National Classic was remarkable. However, his swing is overly long and full of holes, and Wirsch struggles to make consistent contact. It is not outside the realm of possibility that any club drafting Wirsch may go the Mark Trumbo route. Trumbo was selected in 2004 by the Angels, and virtually every club reported him as a pitcher. The Angels recalled how well Trumbo had hit against hard throwing Matt Bush in an early season game. The Angels then had Trumbo take BP after drafting him and watched in awe as balls flew out all over the yard. Wirsch may cause that same reaction. The promise illuminated by the power of his BP shows may tempt a ball club to try him first as a hitter, putting him on the mound if that experiment does not pan out.
6 207 San Francisco Giants Nick Liles 2B Western Carolina N.C. $120,000
The Catamounts will have several players drafted, though many of them might be better values as senior signs. Nick Liles entered the year with the biggest reputation after hitting .292 with 14 stolen bases in the Cape Cod League last summer. As he did on the Cape, Liles showed gap power and above-average speed this spring while lacking a feel for defense. He is athletic and can play second base, shortstop in a pinch, third base or the outfield.
7 208 Atlanta Braves Robby Hefflinger OF Georgia Perimeter JC Ga. $125,000
Physical and strong at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, Hefflinger was a Georgia recruit who a two-way player in junior college. While he went 7-0, 2.68 as a pitcher and threw a seven-inning no-hitter, his bat made more noise, as he hit 11 home runs. His arm strength and decent athletic ability gives him a chance to play a corner outfield spot, and he also was Georgia Perimeter's extra catcher after catching in high school.
8 209 Cincinnati Reds Josh Fellhauer OF Cal State Fullerton Calif. $125,000
Fellhauer is one of the more exciting and dynamic players in college baseball. Similar to Lenny Dykstra in his build and playing style, Fellhauer has emerged as the best player on one of the nation's top college teams. Fans of the College World Series may remember the sensational throw Fellhauer made in 2007 to nail UC Irvine's Taylor Holliday at home plate to temporarily stave off defeat in the longest game in CWS history. Fellhauer seems to have baseball in his genetic code. His grandfather pitched for two years in the St. Louis Browns organization in the early 1950s, and his dad was a sixth-round draft pick of the Athletics years later. An alumni of the 2008 college national team, Fellhauer tied for the team lead with 26 hits and finished second on the team with a .299 average. He had performed even better this spring. Fellhauer is one of the finest defensive outfielders in the nation, showing the ability to run down drives in front of him, over his head and in the gaps. His excellent arm is made more effective by his accuracy and quick release. Fellhauer exhibits a quick bat and the ability to rip line drives to all fields. He projects as an average to above-average hitter, though his home run power is below-average. Fellhauer's lack of size and power may depress his draft stock, and some scouts have placed the dreaded "fourth outfielder" tag on him, but if he proves he can hit in the minors he should be a reliable big league starter.
9 210 Detroit Tigers Jamie Johnson OF Oklahoma Okla. $125,000
Johnson was drafted in the 50th round out of a Louisiana high school in 2006, but went unselected at Texarkana (Texas) JC in 2007 and as a draft-eligible sophomore at Oklahoma last June. That won't happen again because he has developed into one of the better all-around college players in the Midwest. Though he stands just 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, Johnson has the bat speed and surprising strength to hit for average and at least gap power from the left side of the plate. He needs to cut down on his strikeouts, especially if he's going to remain a leadoff man in pro ball, but he has the patience to draw walks and the plus speed to steal bases. His quickness also serves him well on defense, where he has good range in center field and a strong arm for the position.
10 211 Colorado Rockies Erik Stavert RHP Oregon Ore. $120,000
While teammate Drew Gagnier may be a sexier pick from a physical standpoint, Oregon's first player off the board is likely to be Stavert. Stavert gets heavy sink on a 89-92 mph two-seam fastball that's been up to 94. He commands the pitch well and also has a plus changeup that he'll throw to righthanded or lefthanded hitters. Like his fastball, the changeup also gets good downward action, giving him two pitches hitters pound into the ground. Stavert's breaking ball is a work in progress. Right now it's a slurvy pitch in the 77 mph range and pitching coach Andrew Checketts has been working with him to refine it as either a true curveball or a true slider.
11 212 Kansas City Royals Buddy Baumann LHP Missouri State Mo. $100,000
Baumann battled his control last spring as a sophomore but straightened it out in the Cape Cod League, where he won the all-star game. He had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the fall but bounced back quickly--and strongly, winning Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the year honors by going 11-1, 3.23 with 101 strikeouts in 86 innings. Baumann is small (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) and doesn't overpower hitters, but he can pitch. He's willing to work inside with his fastball, which sits at 89-91 mph early in games and dips to 86-89 in the later innings. He gets good life on his pitches from a three-quarters delivery, and he can drop down lower to confound hitters. His curveball and changeup are solid, and he does a nice job of mixing his pitches to keep batters off balance. He'll vary the shape and speed of his curve, making him even tougher to decipher. "If he were 6-foot-1," one scout said, "he could go in the second round." He's more likely to go in the fifth or sixth.
12 213 Oakland Athletics Ian Krol LHP Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill. Ill. $925,000
Krol entered the year as the top-rated prospect in Illinois but never threw a pitch for Neuqua Valley High. He was suspended for the entire season in March after his second violation of the school's athletic code of conduct. He was found in the presence of alcohol when police pulled over the driver of a car Krol was riding in for suspicion of driving under the influence. After performing well on the showcase circuit last summer, he has spent this spring pitching in a scout league in Wisconsin on the weekends. Scouts who like him project him as a lefty who'll have command of three average pitches, while others hold his size, velocity and makeup concerns against him. Krol's out pitch is his hard, two-plane curveball, and some scouts grade his changeup as his second-best offering. He sat at 88-90 mph on the showcase circuit last summer but has pitched more at 86-88 mph this spring. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he doesn't project to add much more velocity, though he get s good sink on his fastball from a low-three-quarters angle. Krol has committed to Arizona, which will honor his scholarship despite his suspension. He projected as a possible third-rounder at the start of the season but now figures to go closer to the sixth round.
13 214 Texas Rangers Braxton Lane OF Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga. Ga. $125,000
Another athletic outfielder, Braxton Lane, had a down spring. He's a 70 runner on the 20-80 scale and has committed to play football at Oregon. His father played football at Oregon State, and he's the nephew of former NFL running back MacArthur Lane. He switch-hits and would fit the profile of a center fielder if he could hit, though he has a below-average arm. The scouting consensus was that Lane can't hit enough to buy him out of his football commitment.
14 215 Cleveland Indians Jordan Henry OF Mississippi Miss. $100,000
Henry was a Freshman All-American two years ago, when his brother Justin (a second baseman who is now in the Tigers farm system) was a teammate, but he struggled as a sophomore for Mississippi. He rebounded to key the Rebels offense in 2009, leading the Southeastern Conference in walks and stolen bases to earn first-team All-SEC honors. Henry earns Jason Tyner comparisons for his slap-happy, speed-oriented approach. He's patient and can spoil pitchers' chase pitches with two strikes. He's a 70 runner whose speed also plays defensively, where he's a good defender in center field. Henry has enough arm to be a fourth outfielder, which is his likely future role unless he shows an ability to impact the ball with the bat. He has hit just two homers and has just 26 extra-base hits in three seasons. He could go as high as the fourth round due to his speed and improved performance this season.
15 216 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Helm 3B Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz. $500,000
Third baseman Matt Helm entered the season as the best high school position player in the state, then dropped back after he spent most of the year injured. He hurt his knee when he stepped in a hole running a 60-yard dash at a workout. He got back into games late in the year, then injured his ankle in a collision at the plate and ended up in a boot. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is a good hitter with some power. He comes from a good family and school is important. Combine that with the lost year and it's tough to see a team signing him away from Arizona.
16 217 Los Angeles Dodgers Brandon Martinez RHP Fowler (Calif.) HS Calif. $125,000
Loose and lanky with an easy buggy-whip delivery, Martinez is a rail-thin but highly projectable 6-foot-4 righthander. He complements a 90-91 mph fastball with an 80-mph changeup and a sweeping mid-70s curve. Martinez was not challenged by the weak competition offered by his high school league, and scouts view him as a project.
17 218 Florida Marlins Josh Hodges RHP Ingomar HS, New Albany, Miss. Miss. $125,000
A Northeast Mississippi JC recruit, Hodges hails from New Albany, Miss., a town of fewer than 10,000 in northern Mississippi. He's a physical 6-foot-7, 235-pound righty who hit 92-94 mph in high school but was hard to scout because of his relatively remote location and small school success.
18 219 St. Louis Cardinals Kyle Conley OF Washington Wash. $100,000
A physical 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, right fielder Kyle Conley can do some damage at the plate. He puts on a show in batting practice and the power carries over into games. Conley hit 19 home runs for the Huskies this year, tying for the all-time lead at Washington with a career total of 42. Scouts describe his swing as mechanical and he has holes, but he's strong enough to muscle balls out of the yard and he's done it with wood--leading the New England Collegiate League with eight home runs last summer. The power, though, is all to the pull side, as Conley struggles to catch up with velocity on the outer half of the plate or sliders from righthanders. They love his makeup and work ethic. He hustles and is a good runner for his size, but his arm is below-average and he's a little clumsy in the field, meaning he's probably destined for a move to left field or even first base in pro ball. A 16th-round pick by the Dodgers last year as a redshirt sophomore, he has hit his way into the top 10 rounds this year.
19 220 Toronto Blue Jays Egan Smith LHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev. $110,000
The College of Southern Nevada has two interesting arms in Egan Smith and Gabe Weidenaar. As a 6-foot-4, 205-pound lefthander, Smith is the better prospect of the two and pitches at 87-90 mph with his fastball. He scrapped his curveball and moved down to a three-quarters arm slot to focus on a slider instead. Smith, whose brother Jordan pitches in the Reds system, is committed to Arkansas if he doesn't go pro.
20 221 Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel LHP Arkansas Ark. $150,000
Keuchel has been a solid contributor for Arkansas since his freshman season and has stood out in the Cape Cod League, leading the summer circuit in innings pitched in 2007 and earning all-star recognition in 2008. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has picked up a little velocity on his fastball in the last year, now working in the high 80s and touching 91, but he remains a finesse pitcher. He gets good sink on his fastball and locates it well, enabling him to set up a changeup that grades as his best offering. His curveball is fringy, though that's less of an issue for a southpaw who will face righty-dominated lineups. He doesn't have as much stuff and size as former Razorbacks lefty Nick Schmidt, a Padres first-round pick in 2007, but Keuchel has the same competitive edge and workhorse mentality. His pitchability and determination could make him a No. 4 starter in the big leagues, and he could get drafted as early as the fourth or fifth round.
21 222 Minnesota Twins Brad Stillings RHP Kent State Ohio $125,000
Righthander Brad Stillings entered 2009 as a potential top-two-rounds pick, and he maintained that status through April 10, when he no-hit Toledo to improve to 5-0, 2.89. But he faltered badly afterward, going 1-4, 14.42 over his final six starts. He gave up three straight homers in the Mid-American Conference tournament, then surrendered nine runs in 2 1/3 innings against Arizona State in NCAA regional play. When he was pitching well, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder had a 91-94 mph fastball that touched 96, an effective slider and changeup, and the ability to locate his pitches. But in the final two months, he couldn't command his slider at all, allowing hitters to tee off on his fastball.
22 223 Chicago White Sox Justin Jones LHP Oakdale (Calif.) HS Calif.
Jones has exceptionally promising secondary stuff, showing an excellent low-80s changeup and a sharp mid-70s curve. Lanky and projectable at 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, he sits in the high 80s and can touch 92 with his fastball. Scouts are concerned with Jones' unusual and awkward delivery, which will need drastic refinement in pro ball.
23 224 New York Mets Darin Gorski LHP Kutztown (Pa.) Pa. $118,000
Gorski ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Atlantic Collegiate League last summer, when he went 7-0, 1.33 with 78 strikeouts and 15 walks in 61 innings. He followed that up with another strong spring, going 8-2, 2.17 with 100 strikeouts in 79 innings. Gorski has a big, physical frame at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, but he lacks plus velocity, working mostly in the 86-89 mph range and topping out at 90-91. His 12-to-6 curveball is usually below-average but flashes average at times, and his changeup projects as an average pitch. Gorski's greatest assets are his feel for pitching and durability, and he could sneak into the 10-to-12-round range.
24 225 New York Yankees Sean Black RHP Seton Hall N.J. $150,000
A converted shortstop who pitched sparingly until his senior year at New Jersey's Lenape High, Black burst onto scouts' radars in 2006 after running his fastball up to 95 mph, and the Nationals took him in the second round of the draft that year, but he turned down an above-slot offer to enroll at Seton Hall. He has not developed as hoped with the Pirates, posting a pedestrian 4-6, 3.99 line as the staff ace this spring. Black pitched in the 89-93 range most of the spring, sitting around 90-91, but he touched 94-95 in the early innings of several starts down the stretch. Now and then he'll show an average or slightly better curveball, but he has not been able to repeat the pitch. He also flashes an average changeup, but he struggles to throw it consistently with the same arm speed as his fastball. Scouts are divided on his arm action--some have no qualms with it, while others say it's too short and fluttery in the back. The bigger problems with his delivery are issues of balance and tempo. An organization that regards those things as fixable--and some do--could take Black in the top five rounds, but he will not approach the signing bonus he turned down coming out of high school.
25 226 Milwaukee Brewers Khris Davis OF Cal State Fullerton Calif. $125,000
Davis seized on the opportunity to play in 2009, enjoying a productive season. Despite tailing off slightly at the end of the year, he hit 12 homers, batted .320 and stole 13 bags. Davis, whose father Rodney played, scouted and coached in pro ball, has a quick bat and plays above otherwise average tools.
26 227 Philadelphia Phillies Brody Colvin RHP St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La. La. $900,000
Colvin lacks polish and consistency, but he sure looks like a first-rounder when he's on top of his game. He has an extremely quick arm that delivers fastballs up to 94 mph, and there's more velocity remaining in his sculpted 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame. Scouts project that he'll sit at 92-94 mph and touch 96 once he fills out. Colvin's fastball dances and sinks so much that he has trouble controlling it. His No. 2 pitch is a hard curveball with 11-to-5 break that can be unhittable at times. He's still developing feel for his changeup. Colvin stabs in the back of his delivery and throws across his body, so he'll need to clean up his mechanics, which should help with his command. His athleticism--he has average speed and power potential as an outfielder--bodes well for his ability to make the necessary adjustments. Focusing all his efforts on pitching will help too. Colvin came down with blisters at the end of the season, and he topped out at 92 mph in a 11-3 rout at the hands of Byrd High in a Louisiana 5-A first-round playoff game. He has committed to Louisiana State.
27 228 Boston Red Sox Madison Younginer RHP Mauldin (S.C.) HS S.C. $975,000
While Younginer has thrown well this spring, he's been one of the harder players in the country to scout because his high school team has used him as a reliever. That approach has frustrated scouts and might cost Younginer some money. Recruited to Clemson as both a hitter and pitcher, he has one of the best raw arms in the draft. He's athletic and throws two plus pitches: a fastball that has sat in the mid-90s in short relief bursts, with reports of him touching 97, and a power breaking ball in the upper 80s. Both pitches have late life, with the fastball featuring armside run. Younginer has trouble repeating his delivery and some scouts question his arm action, which can get long. He has flashed the makings of a changeup in past showcase action but hasn't used it much this spring. Last year's top South Carolina prep pitcher, Jordan Lyles, had less fastball and much less breaking ball yet was a supplemental first-rounder after a good workout. Younginer could improve his stock considerably in the same manner after being so hard to scout this spring and could go anywhere from the first to the third round.
28 229 Tampa Bay Rays Cody Rogers OF Panola (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
Outfielder Cody Rogers offers a nice combination of plus speed and solid pop. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound lefthanded hitter, he'll need to curb a tendency to get pull-conscious. He has committed to Texas A&M.
29 230 Chicago Cubs Blair Springfield SS MacArthur HS, Decatur, Ill. Ill. $127,500
Outfielder Blair Springfield offers solid power potential from the right side of the plate. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound righthanded hitter may be a tweener outfielder by pro standards at this point, as he doesn't run well enough to play center and isn't big or strong enough for the corners yet. He's the cousin of Jermaine Dye and an Illinois State recruit.
30 231 Los Angeles Angels Jon Karcich SS Santa Clara Calif. $100,000
Karcich battled a shoulder injury in 2009, which held him to only two homers after he belted 12 in 2008. A shortstop at Santa Clara, he struggled defensively this year, committing 15 errors. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, he's a fine athlete who may be able to play several different positions and could add to his value if he regains his power stroke of 2008.