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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 8 Houston Astros Delino DeShields Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga. Ga. $2,150,000
In 2005, the most recent year Baseball America conducted its Baseball for the Ages survey, DeShields ranked as the nation's top 12-year-old, beating out Bryce Harper and A.J. Cole, among others. He had just finished seventh grade. The son of the former big leaguer and 1987 first-round pick of the same name, DeShields has had an up-and-down high school career that included a modest showing at the East Coast Pro Showcase last summer. His loud tools have helped him leap past his peers and jumped him, for some scouts, to the top of a deep crop of Georgia prep talent. His best tool is his explosive speed, which has jumped up a grade to earn 80s on the 20-80 scale. Like many big league progeny, DeShields doesn't play with a ton of energy, and he got off to a slow start, which scared off some clubs. When the weather heated up, DeShields' bat did likewise. He showcased electric bat speed and present strength, leading to projections of average power in his future. His swing needs some fine-tuning and his defense in center field is raw. He has enough arm for center, though it's below-average. Some scouts also had makeup concerns after DeShields changed his mind about his college choice, eventually settling on Louisiana State.
1 20 Boston Red Sox Kolbrin Vitek Ball State Ind. $1,359,000
Vitek has pitched in Ball State's weekend rotation since he was a freshman, and has been a regular in the Cardinals' lineup, first as a DH, then as a third baseman and now as second baseman. Yet his professional future is more likely as an outfielder. In a draft short on premium college hitters, Vitek is one of the best. He ranked as the top prospect in the Great Lakes League last summer, batting .400 and winning the league's first triple crown. A 6-foot-3, 195-pound righthanded hitter, he's a more physical version of former Notre Dame outfielder A.J. Pollock, the 17th overall pick a year ago of the Diamondbacks. Despite a late-season slump, Vitek could go in the same range, and the Padres, who own the No. 9 choice, have shown interest in him. With quick hands and a sound approach, he consistently barrels balls and projects as an above-average hitter with average to plus power. On the 20-80 scouting scale, his speed rates as a 55 out of the box and 60-65 under way, leading to hope that he can play center field. If not, he has enough bat to carry him as a right fielder. Vitek lacks the hands and actions to play the infield in pro ball. He's also a legitimate prospect as a pitcher, throwing 88-92 mph from a low three-quarters arm slot and locating multiple pitches for strikes. He led the Mid-American Conference with a 3.28 ERA this spring and was named conference player of the year.
2 59 San Diego Padres Jedd Gyorko West Virginia W.Va. $614,700
Gyorko is on team's draft boards for one reason: his bat. His position on those boards comes down to where teams think he'll play. A shortstop for the Mountaineers, no one is giving him a chance to stay there as a pro. He's labeled as a bad-body guy at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds and will have to work hard to keep himself in shape. His arm is average and he gets mixed reviews on his infield actions. Some think he can play second base, while others say the range will be too short. Third base is an option, but he's not a big power guy, as it grades out as an average tool. He's an above-average hitter, though, thanks to a good, balanced approach at the plate, a good feel for the strike zone and an ability to hit to all fields. He hit .409 and .421 with 16 home runs in his first two seasons at West Virginia. Through 195 at-bats in 2010, he was hitting .369/.462/.718 with 15 home runs, 36 walks and just 17 strikeouts. The consensus is that the bat is easy to believe in and in a draft short on college hitters, Gyorko doesn't figure to be available when the second round begins.
3 90 Houston Astros Austin Wates Virginia Tech Va. $550,000
Scouts have had a hard time pinning down Wates this season because he profiles as a center fielder but plays right and first base for the Hokies. Ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the Cape last summer, Wates is a good athlete with a good track record of hitting for average. He has a medium-sized frame at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and is an above-average runner. His arm is below-average but playable in center. He has below-average power as well, but it's not part of his game. Scouts universally describe his swing as unorthodox. It's not the typical short, flat path that you find in pure hitters and has a little bit of loop to it. Even so, he manages to consistently put the barrel on balls and does a good job working deep counts. Through 178 at-bats this spring, Wates was hitting .382/484/.624 with 25 extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases. He walked (29) more than he struck out (24) and leads Virginia Tech in runs with 51.
3 98 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Brett Highline HS, Burien, Wash. Wash. $341,100
Brett is a throwback player who's fun to watch. He's always dirty, doesn't wear batting gloves and is a sparkplug who always plays at full speed. For most of the year he tried to switch-hit, but he reverted back to his natural righthanded swing as the draft drew near. He has a knack for getting the barrel on the ball, though sometimes he tries to play bigger than he is and scouts said they would like to see him embrace small ball. Brett is smallish at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, but he works out regularly with Josh Sale and is strong. Scouts are split on where he'll play defensively. Some believe he'll be able to stay at second base, while others say his actions are too choppy and the game will be too fast for him there. He's an above-average runner and could be an above-average defender in center field. The speed also makes him a terror on the basepaths, and some scouts think that if he fulfilled his commitment to Gonzaga that he could bat better than .400 and steal 40-50 bases a season. In professional ball, his ceiling would be a .285 hitter with about 12 home runs and 20 stolen bases a season. He'll likely be drafted around the third round and is considered signable.
4 124 San Diego Padres Chris Bisson Kentucky Ky. $234,000
Among players expected to remain at the position as pros, Bisson is the best second-base prospect in the 2010 draft. Ball State's Kolbrin Vitek is a likely first-round pick, but he's expected to move to the outfield. Bisson hit just .157 in a part-time role as a freshman before blossoming last year, leading Kentucky in most offensive categories during the spring before topping the Cape Cod League with 36 steals in the summer. He'll be a legitimate basestealing threat at the next level, too, with well-above-average speed and savvy on the bases. To be an effective leadoff man, he'll need a more consistent approach at the plate. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder offers some lefthanded pop, but too often gets caught up trying to drive balls and overswinging. He's at his best when he stays on top of the ball and distributes liners and grounders all over the field. Bisson is a fast-twitch athlete with good infield actions, though his arm limits him to second base rather than shortstop. He also profiles as a possible center fielder.
4 127 Cincinnati Reds Brodie Greene Texas A&M Texas $112,500
Another good senior sign is Brodie Greene, who spooked teams when he showed little interest in signing a year ago. He would have gone in the first 10 rounds otherwise, but fell to the Phillies in the 37th. He's a versatile 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete, he has started at every position but catcher and first base in four years at Texas A&M. A switch-hitter with plus speed, Greene makes consistent line-drive contact and has gap power. With his bat and average arm and range, he profiles best at second base. Scouts love his makeup, which he showed a year ago when he missed just a week after getting beaned and needing 10 stitches and multiple root canals to save several teeth.
5 164 Atlanta Braves Phil Gosselin Virginia Va. $150,300
Gosselin got a lot of attention after a first-inning home run against Stephen Strasburg in the 2009 Irvine regional, and he was building on that by batting .385/.465./619 with eight home runs, 58 runs and a team-best 21 doubles this spring. He's a good athlete capable of playing multiple positions, though he fits best at second base. He has good bat speed and is a solid-average runner.
7 223 Detroit Tigers Corey Jones Cal State Fullerton Calif. $115,000
The phalanx of scouts who descended on CS Fullerton this season to see Christian Colon and Gary Brown couldn't help noticing Jones, a 2B who enjoyed a breakout season driving both of them in. A left handed hitter, Jones has hit .378 with 9 home runs so far in 2010, and just as impressive is his .601 slugging percentage and .465 on-base percentage. In the fall of 2008, Jones suffered a badly broken leg which forced him to take a medical redshirt in 2009. He rebounded in the summer of 09, being named MVP of the Northwoods league. Jones is a decent defender with acceptable speed.
8 248 Chicago White Sox Joe Terry Cerritos (Calif.) JC Calif.
The state's best junior-college position player prospect is Cerritos second baseman Terry, a Cal State Fullerton recruit and unsigned 17th round pick of the Mariners in 2009. As a freshman at at Long Beach Poly High in 2005, Terry was a teammate of DeSean Jackson, a two-sport standout who is now a star wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles. Terry is not as fast as Jackson--who is?--but while the rap on Jackson as a baseball player was that he couldn't hit, that's not a problem Terry faces. A lefthanded hitter, he displays an exceptionally quick bat and the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. An above-average runner with 6.7 speed, Terry is an aggressive baserunner with a knack for stealing bases and taking the extra bag. Defensively, Terry's arm is comfortably suited for second base. His fielding is a bit unrefined, but with experience his glove grades out to big league average. Early in the 2010 season, Terry missed time with a shoulder injury but returned to action in the middle of April. A healthy Terry profiles as an athletic and speedy second baseman, with the ability to hit, create headaches on the bases and play adequate defense.
10 308 Chicago White Sox Ross Wilson Alabama Ala. $115,000
Wilson, a two-time Preseason All-American, broke down physically at the end of last season, didn't make USA Baseball's college national team and wound up taking the summer off. He never got rolling in 2010, with a hairline fracture in his hand interrupting the season and costing him five games. A former prep quarterback who was featured on MTV's "Two-A-Days" reality show, Wilson hit just .259/.381/.413 and may have to be a senior sign.
10 320 Colorado Rockies Brett Tanos Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif. $75,000
Tanos was a high school teammate of Josh Vitters, now a top prospect in the Cub organization and the 3rd overall pick in the 2007 draft. Tanos is a hyper, high energy player with a strong, mature frame. An infielder, he profiles best at 2B or 3B but defense is not his best attribute. Tanos has a quick bat which generates excellent bat speed. He takes a big cut and will fail to square up many pitches, but his 10 home runs, .638 slugging pct. and .427 obp in JC ball this year give a hint of his offensive potential.
11 348 San Francisco Giants Adam Duvall Louisville Ky.
13 393 Houston Astros Davis Duren Oklahoma State Okla.
13 400 Chicago Cubs Pierre LePage Connecticut Conn.
LePage is a high-energy grinder who plays above his tools. LePage's best asset is his ability to handle the bat and make consistent contact; he was the nation's toughest player to strike out this spring, with just two strikeouts through 205 at-bats in the regular season. LePage lacks power but has above-average speed and solid baserunning instincts, helping him swipe 26 bags in 30 attempts. He is an average defender at second base who makes all the routine plays.
13 401 Tampa Bay Rays Robby Price Kansas Kan.
Price, whose father Ritch coaches the Jayhawks, has outstanding plate discipline and a line-drive approach with a little pop. He has soft hands and turns the double play well at second base.
13 409 St. Louis Cardinals Colin Walsh Stanford Calif.
14 422 New York Mets J.B. Brown Pacific Calif.
Pacific's Brown can hit; he batted .378 and .390 the last two seasons despite drawing just 20 walks in more than 430 plate appearances, and he has looked like a good hitter since his appearance at the Area Code Games back in 2006. At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Brown is a strong, physical lefthanded hitter and has the bat speed to continue to hit as a pro. His power is to the gaps. If he stays at second base his bat profiles well.
14 437 Florida Marlins Danny Black Oklahoma Okla. $125,000
14 438 San Francisco Giants Raynor Campbell Baylor Texas
18 536 Washington Nationals Justin Miller Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
18 553 Detroit Tigers Josh Ashenbrenner Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
18 554 Atlanta Braves Zach Alvord South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. Ga.
Alvord entered the year as one of Georgia's top prep hitters, and that hasn't changed. He's strong and solid at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, and he has good enough hands to stay in the infield. He also has above-average arm strength, having hit the low 90s as a prep closer, but his best tool is his bat. Alvord bars his lead arm, a no-no for many scouts, yet he still creates good bat speed and has present strength, giving him raw power. Some scouts compare him to former Auburn infielder Joe Saunders (a 2009 fifth-round pick now with the Rockies), a comparison made in part because Alvord is committed to Auburn. He may wind up there for two big reasons: He's a below-average runner, and he's got a big price tag. In Georgia this spring, scouts saw so much speed that Alvord's lack of speed stood out in a negative way. He's not going to play shortstop as a pro, may not have the range for second and doesn't have the classic size or profile for third. Alvord's price tag also might cause him to drop, as he has a strong commitment to college and prefers a comparison to Gordon Beckham, who was more athletic and more of a power hitter. If Alvord has a Saunders-like career, scouts will definitely be back. Despite his polished bat, he may wind up falling out of the first five rounds, where his talent fits.
19 581 Tampa Bay Rays Craige Lyerly Catawba (N.C.) N.C.
Lyerly's speed is a standout tool, and he has a chance to be a utility player if his footwork improves. He's a solid hitter with well-below-average power and a fringy arm.
19 587 Florida Marlins Dallas Poulk North Carolina State N.C.
21 631 Arizona Diamondbacks Raoul Torrez Arizona State Ariz.
21 632 New York Mets Dabias Johnson Cook HS, Adel, Ga. Ga.
22 657 Pittsburgh Pirates Adalberto Santos Oregon State Ore.
22 664 San Diego Padres Tyler Stubblefield Kennesaw State Ga.
22 683 Boston Red Sox Trace Tam Sing Newport HS, Bellevue, Wash. Wash.
Shortstop Trace Tam Sing is an athletic 6 feet and 175 pounds and plays with intensity. He shows aptitude with the bat but takes big hacks, so scouts would like to see him tone down his swing to become a gap-to-gap hitter instead of trying to blast everything out of the ballpark. He's an average runner with good hands and a strong arm at shortstop. Tam Sing is projected as a seventh-10th-rounder, but could be a tough sign in that range because of a strong commitment to Washington State.
25 775 New York Yankees Casey Stevenson UC Irvine Calif.
27 811 Arizona Diamondbacks Niko Gallego UCLA Calif.
27 831 Philadelphia Phillies Matt Payton Western Kentucky Ky.
28 845 Oakland Athletics Ryan Pineda Cal State Northridge Calif.
The Big West's home run leader for much of the year was Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon, but late in the year Cal State Northridge second baseman Pineda passed him. Pineda has offensive instincts, an aggressive swing and an aggressive approach at the plate. He stole 24 bases as a senior but is an average runner.
29 881 Tampa Bay Rays Scott Lawson Miami Fla.
29 894 Los Angeles Angels Taylor Smith-Brennan Meadowdale HS, Lynnwood, Wash. Wash.
Scouts like to say that if you can play for coach Ed Cheff at Lewis-Clark State, you can play anywhere. That's where shortstop Taylor Brennan is committed, and he fits the mold as a hard-nosed grinder. Scouts liked him as a shortstop last summer, but he bulked up in the fall, adding 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame. He showed improved bat speed and strength as a result, but raised questions about his future position. He's probably no longer a shortstop but still may not have the power for the third base profile. He's an average runner.
30 906 Toronto Blue Jays Steve McQuail Canisius N.Y.
McQuail slugged his way onto scouts' radars last summer, when he led the Valley League in home runs. He followed it up with a stellar spring, hitting .409/.486/.781 with 19 homers, 21 doubles and 80 RBIs--all team bests. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 213 pounds, McQuail generates decent power with a righthanded uppercut swing. He has a bat wrap in his set-up and does not have a particularly loose swing. McQuail is a decent runner, but he's stiff defensively in the infield and projects as a corner outfielder. Scouts are skeptical that he'll hit enough at that position in pro ball.
30 924 Los Angeles Angels Steven Irvine McNeese State La.
31 954 Los Angeles Angels Mike Sodders New Mexico State N.M.
32 966 Toronto Blue Jays Andy Fermin Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
33 990 Cleveland Indians Logan Thompson Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
33 1009 St. Louis Cardinals Joey Bergman College of Charleston S.C.
College of Charleston should have several players drafted after reliever Heath Hembree, including senior Joey Bergman, who couldn't repeat last year's .452/.551/.778 season. A fringe-average runner who has good instincts on the bases, Bergman should slide to second base as a pro and fits the profile as a No. 2 hitter with contact ability, patience and modest power. He fought back from a hamate injury last summer in the New England Collegiate League and hasn't had the same zing in his swing this spring.
34 1022 New York Mets Justin Schafer UC Davis Calif.
Redshirt junior infielder Schafer is an above-average runner with a chance to hit for average but with a little pop. He profiles as a utility player. His older brother Logan is an outfielder in the Brewers organization.
34 1039 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Valaika UC Santa Barbara Calif.
Shortstop Pat Valaika's older brothers Chris and Matt were drafted by the Reds out of UC Santa Barbara. He's similar to both siblings in that he doesn't have huge tools but is a instinctive baseball player. Valaika will probably take the college route as well, though he has committed to UCLA.
36 1094 Atlanta Braves Jarred Frierson Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
37 1108 Baltimore Orioles Austin Knight Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
37 1111 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Weber Washington State Wash.
37 1132 Los Angeles Dodgers Cal Vogelsang JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
38 1145 Oakland Athletics Michael Fabiaschi James Madison Va.
39 1194 Los Angeles Angels Jimmy Allen Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif. Calif.
40 1218 San Francisco Giants Wes Hobson Appalachian State N.C.
41 1234 San Diego Padres Bryan Altman The Citadel S.C.
42 1256 Washington Nationals Taylor Stark Northwest Rankin HS, Flowood, Miss. Miss.
42 1260 Cleveland Indians Aaron Fields Wright State Ohio
43 1291 Arizona Diamondbacks Tom Belza Oklahoma State Okla.
44 1319 Kansas City Royals Shawn Payne Georgia Southern Ga.
44 1326 Toronto Blue Jays Mott Hyde Calhoun (Ga.) HS Ga.
Hyde's tools are all average or fringe-average aside from his throwing arm, which should allow him to stay at shortstop in college.
47 1418 Chicago White Sox Matt Reida Western HS, Russiaville, Ind. Ind.
48 1448 Chicago White Sox Audry Santana Mariner HS, Cape Coral, Fla. Fla.
48 1452 Seattle Mariners Patrick Brady Bellarmine (Ky.) Ky.
48 1462 Los Angeles Dodgers Anthony Garcia Chavez HS, Laveen, Ariz. Ariz.
49 1476 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Abraham Eckerd (Fla.) Fla.
50 1508 Chicago White Sox David Vazquez Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. Fla.