|4||128||Florida Marlins||Dan Mahoney||RHP||Conn.||$222,300|
|Connecticut righthander Dan Mahoney is the clear-cut No. 2 prospect in lower New England behind Eric Smith, but scouts have been exasperated all spring by how difficult he has been to see, as the Huskies use him in a middle relief role. A 16th-round pick by the Yankees out of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., in 2007, Mahoney dominated as a closer in the New England Collegiate League last summer, ranking as the circuit's No. 2 prospect. He has a projectable 6-foot-4, 204-pound frame and a quick arm that produces fastballs up to 94 mph, though the pitch can be flat. He also flashes an above-average 76-78 mph curveball with sharp 11-to-5 break and an average or slightly better changeup. Sometimes he impresses scouts with his aggressive approach, but other times he's tentative and struggles with his command. There are questions about Mahoney's delivery, as he has a wrist wrap and often struggles to repeat his release point. A club that managed to get a few good looks at Mahoney could take him in the top six rounds, and he is believed to be signable as a draft-eligible sophomore.|
|8||242||Kansas City Royals||Dusty Odenbach||RHP||Conn.||$150,000|
|Odenbach went 2-3, 3.34 with 48 strikeouts in 35 innings as a junior middle reliever for UConn this spring. He worked in the 88-90 mph range for most of the spring, and most scouts regarded him as someone to watch during his senior year in 2010 thanks to his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame. But his velocity spiked down the stretch, as he ran his fastball up to 93 mph and flashed an average slider and splitter at times.|
|24||736||Milwaukee Brewers||Peter Fatse||2B||Conn.|
|27||819||St. Louis Cardinals||John Folino||RHP||Conn.|
|UConn righty John Folino gets by with mediocre stuff but a good feel for pitching. Folino's fastball is fringe-average at best, and his slider and changeup are below-average, but he competes and locates. He'll be a late-rounds roster filler.
Folino agreed to terms with the Cardinals, but the deal was voided, making him a free agent.
|30||908||Florida Marlins||Harold Brantley||OF||Conn.|
|32||954||San Diego Padres||David Erickson||RHP||Conn.|