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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 3 Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado Brito Miami Private HS Fla. $5,250,000
Machado committed early to Florida International, but the Golden Panthers have long since determined he's not headed for campus. Instead he could be headed for the first five picks. He leapt into first-round consideration at the start of the 2009 summer showcase season and never stopped hitting or fielding, helping lead USA Baseball's 18U team to a gold medal in Venezuela in the Pan American Junior Championship. He's of Dominican descent and is a tall, lanky shortstop in South Florida, attracting inevitable Alex Rodriguez comparisons. Machado is skinny at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds but surprisingly strong and has a swing that produces hard contact. He's familiar with wood bats and has shown a knack for centering the ball on the barrel. Scouts project him to hit for average future power, with a chance to be a .300 hitter. Defensively, Machado will remain at shortstop as a pro and has a chance to be an above-average defender. He's smooth, makes all the routine plays and has a plus arm that allows him to make the play in the hole. Machado's weakest tool might be his speed, though he's an average runner. There are few chinks in his armor, and the Boras Corp. client is in play with single-digit picks.
1 4 Kansas City Royals Christian Colon Cal State Fullerton Calif. $2,750,000
As a junior at Anaheim's Canyon High, Colon played second base and formed a double-play combo with Grant Green, the 13th overall selection in last year 's draft by the Athletics out of Southern California. Colon was a 10th-round pick of the Padres 2007. Disappointed that he was not chosen earlier, he went off to play at Cal State Fullerton, where the 6-foot, 200-pounder has emerged as one of the nation's premier middle infielders. Colon was enjoying a brilliant summer in 2009 when he broke his leg when sliding in a game against Canada. Chosen as Team USA's captain, Colon still earned Summer College Player of the Year honors, but the injury seemed to contribute to a slow start to his 2010 season. A three-homer game against Washington in late March seemed to revive his bat, though, and his numbers were back in familiar territory. One of the nation's better hitters, Colon uses a distinct upper-cut in his swing, looking to lift and drive the ball. That approach is not typical for a smaller middle infielder, but Colon shows terrific bat speed as his barrel connects with the ball. He also is patient and makes consistent contact; despite his power approach, he's one of the toughest players to strike out in Division I thanks to excellent barrel awareness. He's a skilled hitter who hits behind runners, bunts and executes the hit-and-runs effectively. Defensively, Colon's range is limited, and his speed and arm are below-average for a shortstop. He does exhibit fluid and quick fielding actions and his playmaking ability is outstanding. His frame offers little room for projection, and offensively he can be streaky. For scouts who focus on what he can do, his tremendous hands and footwork, as well as his bat control, make him a future big league regular, best suited as an offensive second baseman.
1 32 New York Yankees Cito Culver Irondequoit HS, Rochester, N.Y. N.Y. $954,000
Hidden away in upstate New York—hardly a baseball hotbed—Culver sticks out like a sore thumb. He is the rare Northeast prep product with a legitimate chance to play shortstop in the major leagues. Culver's best tool is his arm, which rates as a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale. Some scouts report seeing him up to 94 mph off the mound, but he has no interest in pitching. The game comes easily to Culver, whose actions, instincts and range are all plus at times, though he has a long way to go to become a consistent defender, and some believe he profiles as a utility player down the road. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Culver is a solid-average runner and a switch-hitter with a loose, whippy swing from both sides of the plate. He projects to have below-average power and is mostly a slap hitter, but he does generate good bat speed and could be an average hitter as he gets stronger. Culver is an excellent athlete who plays basketball in the winter, and he could take off once he focuses on baseball. He could be drafted in the fourth- to sixth-round range, but he is considered a difficult sign away from his Maryland commitment.
1s 35 Atlanta Braves Matt Lipka McKinney (Texas) HS Texas $800,000
McKinney quarterback/righthander Zach Lee may continue to play two sports at Louisiana State, but his top wide receiver will focus on baseball, either in pro ball or at Alabama. A two-time 4-A all-state wide receiver in Texas, Lipka caught 22 touchdown passes from Lee last fall. He's one of the fastest prospects in the draft, capable of running the 60-yard dash in 6.4 seconds. He's a quick-twitch athlete with strength in his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. A righthanded hitter, he has strong hands and bat speed, though he gets jammed more than he should. He employs a line-drive stroke but has a chance for at least average power. Lipka has the athleticism and arm strength to play shortstop, but his hands and actions are questionable. He'll get the opportunity to play shortstop as a pro, and he also profiles well as a center fielder. While Lee is considered one of the draft's most unsignable players, Lipka should sign if he goes in the first three rounds as expected.
1s 37 Los Angeles Angels Taylor Lindsey Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz. $873,000
Lindsey has been a hot name in Arizona, but the tools and profile haven't matched the hype. He will not be a pro shortstop, as he has a thick lower half and is a below-average runner with a below-average arm. He might be able to move to second base or more likely left field. While he has a nice lefthanded swing, his power is average at best and one scout said it was a metal-bat swing that won't translate to wood. Lindsey is committed to Arizona State. Late rumors said at least one team liked Lindsey enough to take him in the supplemental first round. While that team is an outlier, one team is all it takes.
2 67 Seattle Mariners Marcus Littlewood Pine View HS, St. George, Utah Utah $900,000
Littlewood was on the 2008 Team USA 16U squad, and his bases-clearing double brought home a gold medal in the Pan Am Youth Games against Mexico. Last year, he was named Utah's high school player of the year. While he's been on the prospect map for awhile, however, Littlewood draws mixed opinions on his ultimate value. Skeptics say he has no standout tools: He's not rangy enough to stay at shortstop and won't hit enough to play third. Those that like him see him as a player whose sum is greater than his parts. Littlewood is a slow-twitch athlete, which shows up in his swing and his speed. He is currently a below-average runner. He lacks the range to stay at shortstop, though his hands are soft and his arm is at least average. He is a natural righthanded hitter and took up switch-hitting as a freshman in high school. He profiles as a .270 hitter and, even after outslugging Kris Bryant at a spring workout for the Blue Jays by hitting 15 home runs in a row, he'll likely hit no more than 12-15 homers a season as a pro. Littlewood's father Mike was drafted as a third baseman out of Brigham Young by the Brewers in 1988 and is now the head coach for Dixie State in Utah. Having grown up around the game, he has great baseball instincts, works hard and plays the game the right way. He's probably a third-round talent, but a team that likes him may have to take him as high as the supplemental first round to buy him out of his commitment to San Diego.
2 70 Atlanta Braves Andrelton Simmons Western Oklahoma State JC Okla. $522,000
Like Connors State outfielder Marcus Knecht, Simmons is an Oklahoma junior college player who went from obscurity to scouts' must-see lists. Simmons turned down small bonus offers to sign out of Curacao at age 16, and that would have spelled the end of any professional baseball hopes if Western Oklahoma State coach Kurt Russell hadn't seen him on a Caribbean scouting trip. He's the best defensive shortstop in the draft, an athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pounder with a cannon for an arm and plus actions and instincts. In fact, some teams might be more tempted to draft him as a pitcher, because he has run his fastball up to 95 mph and flashed a mid-80s slider in limited action. That decision became even more difficult when he missed a month with a broken toe, though he returned to help the Pioneers finish third at the Division II Junior College World Series. Simmons' righthanded swing is long, but he makes enough contact and has pop to go with his average speed. He might not provide a huge impact with his bat, but he should hit more than enough to make keeping his glove in the lineup worthwhile. Simmons is only a freshman, but he'll turn 21 in September and needs to start his pro career.

2 71 Minnesota Twins Niko Goodrum Fayette County HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga. $514,800
Goodrum is part of the deep class of Georgia prep players who are viewed as future outfielders, a list that includes Delino Deshields Jr., Chevez Clarke, Aaron Shipman and Chris Hawkins. Goodrum, like Hawkins, played shortstop in high school but probably will move out of the infield as a pro because he lacks the pure infield actions most scouts look for at short. He has excellent quickness and well-above-average arm strength and is a 60 runner on the 20-80 scale, though he should slow down as he bulks up. Goodrum was committed to Kennesaw State, and despite the Owls' recent track record of success, he is considered signable. Goodrum is a switch-hitter who got off to a slower start with the bat, thanks in part to him pressing on a modestly talented high school team. As the weather heated up, though, so did Goodrum's bat and he made more contact. He's long and lean at 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, and his swing has holes as a result of his long arms. He also has surprising raw power, as his swing has leverage and he has good hands. Scouts like Goodrum's makeup, and he's an easy player to dream on. He could wind up at third base, center field or even right and should go out in the first four rounds.
3 83 Washington Nationals Rick Hague Rice Texas $430,200
Teams targeted Hague as a likely first-round pick after his summer with Team USA, when he shifted from shortstop to third base in deference to Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon, tied for the team lead in batting (.371) and was named the top hitter at the World Baseball Challenge. But he started the spring in an extended funk, hitting just .290 and committing 22 errors in his first 38 games, bottoming out with a four-error game against Texas A&M. Hague has been on fire since, going on a 41-for-89 (.461) tear with just one error in his next 20 contests. Hague has strong hands, an easy righthanded stroke and a good ability to use the opposite field at times. He swings and misses badly at others and falls into ruts when he tries to pull every pitch he sees. His power and speed are fringe-average, though he has good instincts on the bases and is a better runner under way. He has the arm strength to play shortstop or third base, but he lacks the range for short and doesn't have the true power for third. Scouts acknowledge that Hague has decent tools and love his makeup, but he doesn't profile well at any position because he doesn't have the quickness for second base or the offensive production for an outfield corner. Though his resurgence still could land him in the third round, his future position remains in doubt.
3 86 Kansas City Royals Mike Antonio Washington HS, New York N.Y. $411,000
Antonio, who is from the same high school that produced Manny Ramirez, ranked as the No. 56 prospect on BA's High School Top 100 list last fall after a strong showing on the showcase circuit, highlighted by an MVP performance at the Summer Rivarly Baseball Classic Invitational last August at Fenway Park. But scouts were disappointed with him this spring, and his stock dropped. On the right day you'll see him hit well and square balls up, but often he has a big swing with a pull-happy approach. He has a wide open set-up and a big leg kick, and his righthanded swing is longer than it was last year. His 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame generates solid raw power, but he is still learning to tap into it. Scouts say he also has become thicker and slower than he was last year. He was an average runner in the past, but scouts clocked him up the line as slow as 4.6 seconds this spring. He has a tendency to be a little too flashy at short, at the expense of making the routine play. He has good hands but tends to get himself in the wrong position to field the ball, and his arm is fringe-average. He's probably good enough to play shortstop in college but figures to outgrow the position in pro ball. A St. John's recruit, Antonio projects as a sixth- to 10th-round pick.
3 87 Cleveland Indians Tony Wolters Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif. Calif. $1,350,000
Wolters, a San Diego recruit, was the MVP of the 2009 Aflac All-American game at Petco Park in San Diego, an impressive accomplishment considering the field was filled with elite prospects such as Jameson Taillon and Bryce Harper. Undersized (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) for any position on the field except the middle infield, Wolters almost certainly will shift to second base as a pro. He is a sensational defensive player, displaying remarkable playmaking ability, fluid actions and quick hands. Wolters has enough arm for shortstop, but his below-average speed and range make him a better fit on the right side of the infield. He's smart with strong leadership qualities and baseball instincts. Wolters' batting stance and hitting style are unique. He begins with the bat in a straight up and down posture, his hands placed near his right hip. His wide, spread-out stance in his lower half gives Wolters a bit of a Gateway Arch look. As a pitch approaches, Wolters moves his hands into a launch position and then lets the bat fly, using a pronounced sweeping upper-cut. At times, he appears to release his top hand off the bat a fraction too quickly, in effect swinging with one hand. While his swing and set-up are not traditional, it is hard to quibble with the results. He is a patient and savvy hitter, showing a knack for extending pitch counts as he waits for the ball he wants to attack. Wolters projects as an average to slightly above-average hitter with slightly below-average power.
3 94 Cincinnati Reds Devin Lohman Long Beach State Calif. $363,600
Following a Dirtbags shortstop lineage that has included Bobby Crosby, Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria and Danny Espinosa, Lohman is an intriguing talent if not quite in that league. Blessed with above-average speed, Lohman, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, is an excellent athlete who could easily transition to less demanding defensive positions. His arm grades out to solid-average. He has worked hard to improve his defense and has a chance to stay at shortstop, though second base is his more likely home. At bat, Lohman has altered his approach in 2010 to use the whole field and focus on hitting line drives. His earlier attempts to be a lift and pull power hitter were ill-suited to his natural inclinations. The changes had paid off and Lohman was batting .415 at the end of the regular season, a difficult feat considering that Blair Field is possibly the best pitcher's park in college baseball. He blends an average arm and glove with above-average speed, and his advancement at bat should boost his draft stock in a year that's thin in college position players, particularly on the infield.
3 104 Florida Marlins J.T. Realmuto Albert HS, Midwest City, Okla. Okla. $600,000
Catcher/shortstop J.T. Realmuto set national high school records this spring with 88 hits and 119 RBIs. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound righthanded hitter, he has an unorthodox style at the plate. He has a wide stance and leans the bat behind his right arm, an approach that may not work against better pitching or with wood bats. He has good bat speed and the ball jumps off his bat. A quarterback who led Carl Albert High to the state 5-A football title in the fall, Realmuto has arm strength and good actions in the field. If he can stay behind the plate, that will enhance his value. His set-up makes it unclear how high he'll go in the draft, and if he doesn't turn pro he'll head to Oklahoma State. He's the nephew of Cowboys wrestling coach John Smith, who won two Olympic gold medals and has guided Oklahoma State to five national championships.
3 105 San Francisco Giants Carter Jurica Kansas State Kan. $304,200
Jurica, who could go in the seventh to 10th round, is the best 2010 prospect on the state's lone NCAA regional team. He's a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder with solid if not spectacular all-around tools. He has a sound righthanded stroke with some pop, good plate discipline and slightly above-average speed. He gets the job done as a college shortstop, but his range and arm may be better suited for second base or a utility role in pro ball.
3 106 St. Louis Cardinals Sam Tuivailala Aragon HS, San Mateo, Calif. Calif. $299,700
High school talents that pop up the summer after their junior year quickly gain a lot of attention. Tuivailala attended a small showcase in Sacramento last summer and started a lot of buzz when he hit 93 mph on the gun. He also showed bat speed and strength as a position player and is being considered by some scouts as a third baseman. At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Tuivailala has good size and strength and a projectable frame. He has long arms and legs and has athletic agility. His secondary stuff is evolving. His curveball is a tweener pitch that should be a slider from his three-quarters slot, and he lacks a third pitch. He sits in the 88-89 mph range, with movement. He lacks a lot of mound time and an organization that is strong in pitching development will value him most. Tuivailala joins Judge in Fresno State's recruiting class.
3 107 Colorado Rockies Josh Rutledge Alabama Ala. $295,000
Rutledge could go in the first three rounds to a team that believes in his bat. He's a smooth athlete with good infield actions, in the Adam Everett mold. Rutledge doesn't make the flashy play in the hole because he's better going to his left than to his right. He has enough arm and range for short. Offensively, he had a solid season and runs a tick above-average, with sound baserunning instincts. He lacks strength in his hands and forearms and may never drive the ball enough to be a big league regular, despite his good defense. He also lacks plate discipline and has trouble catching up to good velocity.
3 110 Boston Red Sox Sean Coyle Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pa. Pa. $1,300,000
Coyle's older brother Tommy was North Carolina's starting second baseman as a freshman this spring, and Sean will join him in Chapel Hill next year unless a major league club opens up its checkbook. Coyle is undersized at 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, but the consensus among scouts is that he has a legitimate chance to be an everyday big league second baseman in the Brian Roberts mold. He played shortstop for Germantown Academy and spent some time at DH this spring because of a mild forearm strain. Coyle might not be tall, but he has plenty of strength in his compact righthanded swing, and he makes consistent, hard contact to all fields, though he projects for below-average power. He has above-average speed and is aggressive on the basepaths. Coyle has sure hands and good infield instincts, and he should have solid-average range and arm strength at second base. He is a confident, competitive grinder who gets the most out of his quality tools.
3 111 Los Angeles Angels Wendell Soto Riverview HS, Sarasota, Fla. Fla. $274,500
Up-the-middle talent is always at a premium, and that pushes players such as Soto up some draft boards. A shortstop who switch-hits, he was Florida International's backup plan after Panthers recruit Manny Machado became a cinch first-round pick. Soto isn't physical at 5-foot-8 but can swing the bat and is an excellent defender at short. His draft profile rose when he showed improved speed, going from an average runner to a plus runner and turning in 4.05-second times to first base from the left side. Soto has soft hands and first-step quickness at short, though his arm is fringe-average for the position. He's a solid athlete but may not be strong enough to go out and hit with wood.
4 136 Texas Rangers Drew Robinson Silverado HS, Las Vegas Nev. $198,000
Robinson has the best swing in the area--the prototypical lefthanded stroke--and scouts liked him more than any of the hitters in the Four Corners, outside of Bryce Harper. He's 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds and his brother Chad is a pitcher in the Brewers system. Robinson's swing is smooth and easy and got a Mark Grace comparison. He has an upright stance and strides into the ball, so his head drops a little, but he has looseness in his swing and strong hands. He's more of a gap-to-gap hitter than a pure power hitter. A high school shortstop, he'll probably have to move to the outfield. He ran a decent 60-yard dash last summer but is now regarded as a below-average runner after knee surgery, a pulled hamstring that kept him out of the Area Code Games, and a sore back earlier this spring. He has the above-average arm for right field. The Orioles have been the team most connected to Robinson and could take him in the third round. He'll likely sign, and if he doesn't he's committed to Nebraska.
4 143 Boston Red Sox Garin Cecchini Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. La. $1,310,000
Cecchini established himself as one of the top prep hitters in the 2010 draft class when he led the U.S. 18U national team--which also featured Bryce Harper--in slugging (.708) and on-base percentage (.529) en route to its first-ever gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championship last summer in Venezuela. He might have hit his way into the first round this spring, but he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and required reconstructive surgery in mid-March. It was his second operation under the knife of Dr. James Andrews, who performed rotator-cuff surgery on him when Cecchini was 12. A 6-foot-3, 195-pounder, he has a fluid lefthanded stroke and good pull power. The knee injury isn't a long-term concern, because his fringe-average speed isn't a big part of his game and he already was expected to move from shortstop to third base at the next level. His soft hands and strong arm will play well at the hot corner. He's a baseball rat, no surprise considering his father Glenn is the head coach at perennial Louisiana power Barbe High. His mother Raissa is an assistant coach at Barbe, and his younger brother Gavin is a top infield prospect for the 2012 draft. Though he missed most of the season, it may take first-round money to lure Cecchini away from a Louisiana State commitment. He has enough offensive potential and track record to get that payday, and he isn't expected to make it to the second round.
5 146 Washington Nationals Jason Martinson Texas State Texas $174,000
Jason Martinson originally attended Texas State on a football scholarship, but tearing his hamstring on his first catch as a wide receiver convinced him his future was in baseball. A 6-foot-1, 190-pounder with solid speed and arm strength, he'll likely move from shortstop to third base after turning pro. While he has good bat speed, scouts wonder if he'll hit enough for the hot corner, because he varies his approach and chases fastballs up in the zone. He batted just .321 with four homers through the Southland Conference tournament, hurting his chances of going in the first five rounds.
5 148 Baltimore Orioles Connor Narron Aycock HS, Pikeville, N.C. N.C. $650,000
Narron's bloodlines work for him and against him. He has benefited by being around the game at a high level all his life. His father Jerry spent part of eight seasons catching in the majors—including replacing Thurman Munson after the Yankees captain died in a 1979 plane crash—and parts of five others as a manager. Connor served as a batboy for many of his father's teams and spent time observing big league behavior. His big league approach at the prep level can turn off scouts, however, who want to see him play with more intensity. Other scouts question Narron's ability to stick in the infield thanks to his below-average speed and would have liked to see him behind the plate, but that never happened. Narron's bat was tough to scout this spring because he averaged two walks a game as teams pitched around him. He has surprising power and solid hitting tools from both sides of the plate, even though he's active in the batter's box and has an unconventional load. Narron's hands and arm strength are both good enough that he should be able to step in as a freshman at North Carolina and play right away, probably at shortstop, if he doesn't sign. By the time he's draft-eligible again, he'll likely be a third baseman.
5 156 Toronto Blue Jays Dickie Joe Thon Academia Perpetio Socorro, San Juan, P.R. P.R. $1,500,000
It's a bit of a down year in Puerto Rico, but the best player on the island has a familiar name in shortstop Dickie Joe Thon. The son of the former big leaguer, the younger Thon is a little bigger than his father at 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds. Thon was born in Houston and grew up there before moving to Puerto Rico for high school. Despite being the son of a big leaguer, Thon isn't the polished product some may expect. That's because he hasn't focused solely on baseball yet. Thon is a great athlete who also competes in basketball, volleyball and track and field. Thon isn't a flashy defender, but makes all the routine plays. He has good feet, soft hands and an above-average arm. His bat is a little inconsistent right now, but he profiles as a good top-of-the-order hitter. He has gap power and could grow into some home run power as he continues to fill out and drives more balls. Thon is an average runner out of the box, but is above-average under way. He has good baseball instincts and projects to steal 20-30 bases a year. Signability is the biggest question with Thon because his father apparently wants him to attend Rice. It could take seven figures to buy him out of school, or teams could just see if Thon will blossom into a first-rounder three years from now.
5 172 Los Angeles Dodgers Jake Lemmerman Duke N.C. $139,500
A California prep product, Lemmerman was a three-year starter for Duke and has better skills than tools. He has soft, sure hands and made just three errors as a junior, checking in with a .987 fielding percentage. He also benefitted from Duke moving into the cozy Durham Bulls Athletic Park and led the team with 11 home runs after hitting just nine in his first two seasons combined. He's a righthanded hitter with solid pop and below-average speed who likely will move to second or third base.
6 180 Cleveland Indians Nick Bartolone Chabot (Calif.) JC Calif. $125,000
Bartolone, the MVP of the Golden Gate Conference this season, is the kind of player a true scout can fall in love with because he brings an intensity and energy to the game. He's a plus runner and a smooth fielder with excellent baseball instincts. The question is whether he'll hit enough. He's small (5-foot-10, 160 pounds) with an average arm and well below average power. His speed should help his batting average, but he profiles best as a utility player.
7 218 Chicago White Sox Tyler Saladino Oral Roberts Okla. $115,000
A 36th-round pick of the Astros out of Palomar (Calif.) JC last year, Tyler Saladino was the Summit League player of the year in his first season at Oral Roberts. The 6-foot, 185-pounder is a flashy athlete who covers a lot of ground at shortstop and makes plays with his strong arm. He offers bat speed and gap power as well, though he needs to make more consistent contact.
7 229 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Garcia Hawaii Hawaii $75,000
Shortstop Greg Garcia was a first-team Western Athletic Conference shortstop this year, after being on the second team the two years prior. He's a lefthanded-hitting shortstop that is good enough for the position now, but may have to move off the position down the line. He has a strong arm, but won't hit for enough power to play third base in the big leagues and he's an average runner. He did not hit very well as a sophomore (.265/.359/.385), but turned things on this year and hit .358/.450/.505.
8 256 Texas Rangers Jonathan Roof Michigan State Mich. $125,000
Roof has extensive baseball bloodlines, as his father Gene and uncle Phil played in the major leagues and his brothers Eric and Shawn play in the Tigers system. Jonathan is the top defensive shortstop in the Big 10 Conference, with solid range, a strong arm and quality instincts. He'd go higher in the draft if scouts had more faith in his bat, but they worry that the 6-foot-1, 165-pounder lacks the strength to do much damage with wood. He's an average runner.
8 261 Philadelphia Phillies Stephen Malcolm San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) JC Calif. $125,000
Malcolm has a wiry body and a quick arm, and he has some athleticism--he's a capable college shortstop who played two ways at San Joaquin Delta. He's run his fastball up to 91 mph, but because of his small size (he's 5-foot-11) he projects as a reliever.
9 271 Arizona Diamondbacks Zach Walters San Diego Calif. $97,500
Big and physical at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Walters is a lefty-hitting shortstop with fine tools but not a great deal of power. He's also battled injuries this year, including a dislocated thumb. Six-foot-2, 200-pound Mike Ferraro is a lefty-hitting outfielder with an ideal frame, excellent speed and a strong arm. His bat (.342/.409/.467) came to life this year after nagging physical problems the past three seasons, including his time at Orange Coast JC.
9 276 Toronto Blue Jays Brandon Mims Smith HS, Carrollton, Texas Texas $230,000
Brandon Mims stands out most for his speed and athleticism. The 6-foot, 170-pound switch-hitter has the chance to be an igniter at the top of a lineup, though he doesn't have much power. He has the hands and arm to stay at shortstop. Because he hasn't committed to a four-year school, he should be a relatively easy sign.
9 279 Milwaukee Brewers Yadiel Rivera Manuela Toro HS, Caguas, P.R. P.R. $85,000
Rivera has a lean, athletic 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. He's a legitimate shortstop with great range and smooth actions. He's an average runner and his arm is a little light for the left side of the infield, but he shows slick glovework. His swing is inconsistent and he doesn't have much strength yet, but his bat could come around when he adds muscle to his projectable frame. His offensive growth will determine whether he can start up the middle or serve as a reserve or utilityman.
10 296 Washington Nationals Blake Kelso Houston Texas $115,000
Blake Kelso's intangibles and 2009 all-star summer in the Cape Cod League will get him drafted in the first 10 rounds. Scouts love his passion for the game and the way he plays above his tools, the best of which is his plus speed. He controls the strike zone and fights his way on base, but the 5-foot-10, 170-pounds lacks strength and may be more of a bottom-of-the-order hitter than a No. 1 or 2 hitter as a pro. He has an average arm and makes the routine plays at shortstop.
10 315 Minnesota Twins J.D. Williams Brooks-DeBartolo HS, Tampa Fla. $125,000
His younger brother J.D. Williams isn't quite as fast as his brother, more of an above-average runner than a true burner, and has a chance to stay in the infield. He has more feel for hitting as well, and some scouts believe he can stay at shortstop. Others see him at second base and like his power potential. He's a better prospect than his brother, who was overrated her a year ago, but is also already 19. The 6-foot, 185-pounder signed with Maryland.
10 316 Texas Rangers Jared Hoying Toledo Ohio $85,000
Jared Hoying is a riddle. Scouts don't like his ugly lefthanded swing, which doesn't incorporate his lower half, but acknowledge his strength and tremendous bat speed. The combination results in a hitter who runs hot and cold, as evidenced by his career .284 average and 34 homers in three seasons. He has had success with wood bats, leading the Great Lakes League with a .750 slugging percentage last summer. Hoying has average speed and a strong arm, though repeated throwing errors dictated a move from shortstop to center field at midseason. The 6-foot-3, 189-pounder projects as a third baseman or right fielder in pro ball.
11 329 Kansas City Royals Alex McClure Middle Tennessee State Tenn. $110,000
The state's darkhorse will be summer follow McClure, a Middle Tennessee State shortstop who missed the season while sitting out as a transfer from Vanderbilt. McClure attended Walters State JC, then went to Vanderbilt before transferring. His father is the baseball coach at Austin Peay. McClure's best tools are his arm strength and hands. Defensively, he's an above-average defender at shortstop at the college level and could stick there as a pro. He has improved his strength while sitting out and will be followed closely as he plays in the Coastal Plain League this summer.
11 331 Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Freeman Clemson S.C.
11 334 San Diego Padres B.J. Guinn California Calif.
Based on pure athleticism, Guinn rates as one of the top two or three players in Northern California this year. He was a 10th-round pick of the White Sox out of high school and almost certainly has improved his draft position three years later. Northern California scouts knew about Guinn even before he was in high school, as his father, Brian Sr., is a former professional player and local youth baseball coach. A switch-hitter with plus-plus speed and fluid, graceful actions, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound Guinn can make the game look easy at times. He started out at shortstop but moved to second base this season and looks like a natural there. If a team believes his bat will play, he could go earlier than expected. Guinn is a contact, line-drive hitter with occasional extra-base pop and has cut down on his strikeout percentage this year, which will stand out to scouts that like him. Those who believe in his bat can envision a Delino DeShields comparison.
11 335 Oakland Athletics Wade Kirkland Florida Southern Fla.
Florida Southern's best position player prospect should be third baseman Kirkland, a grinder who can hit and has some power. He runs fairly well and should be able to stay at third.
11 336 Toronto Blue Jays Shane Opitz Heritage HS, Centennial, Colo. Colo. $225,000
Shane Opitz is a good athlete who was an all-state wide receiver and a guard on Heritage High's basketball team. But his best sport is baseball, where the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder plays shortstop and swings a lefthanded bat. He's a solid defender, but profiles better as an offensive second baseman. He's a hard worker and the type of player who could blossom when he focuses on baseball year-round. Opitz's older brother Jake was a 12th-round pick by the Cubs out of Nebraska in 2008. Shane is also committed to Nebraska, but may not end up there, as he could be taken in the eighth to 12th round.
11 338 Chicago White Sox James McDonald Chaparral HS, Phoenix Ariz.
11 354 Los Angeles Angels Jake Rodriguez Elk Grove (Calif.) HS Calif.
Jake Rodriguez made the most of his opportunities with wood bats. Stoutly built at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, Rodriguez has played up the middle and at third base and has even pitched, but has now settled in at catcher. He has an above-average arm, a strong baseball IQ and he can hit. His strong, compact swing drives the ball with power to all fields. He is not the prettiest guy in a uniform and physical projection is not on his side, but he can hit and as a high school catcher, his bat matters even more. Rodriguez has signed with Oregon State.
12 368 Chicago White Sox Drew Lee Morehead State Ky.
12 374 Atlanta Braves Barrett Kleinknecht Francis Marion (S.C.) S.C.
13 404 Atlanta Braves Brandon Drury Grants Pass (Ore.) HS Ore.
The best high school position player in Oregon is Drury, a baseball rat who has a strong, athletic 6-foot-2 build. He keeps his hands back at the plate, shows bat speed and gets good backspin on balls. While he was a high school shortstop, he has below-average speed and will have to move to third base or the outfield as a pro. He has also committed to Oregon State, but scouts believe he is more motivated to play professionally.
14 416 Washington Nationals Tim Smalling Virginia Tech Va.
Shortstop Smalling, who transferred from Arkansas and sat out last season, has a pro body at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. Scouts think he may be able to stay at shortstop as a pro, and he has an average arm. Teams might take a chance on his body and athleticism.
15 447 Pittsburgh Pirates Drew Maggi Arizona State Ariz. $468,000
Sophomore-eligible Maggi is a good little player. He's not flashy but can do a little bit of everything. He's an above-average runner who makes all the plays at shortstop, though he could move to center field as a pro. He gets the bat on the ball and will find the gap enough to hit plenty of doubles. Scouts who like him see him as a top-of-the-order sparkplug with speed and versatility. Scouts who don't say he'll cost too much to buy out of ASU as a draft-eligible sophomore and could wind up as a bench player. He's a hard worker with good makeup, and if he doesn't sign he'll likely play for Team USA this summer.
15 460 Chicago Cubs Elliot Soto Creighton Neb.
Elliott Soto is one of the best defensive shortstops in the draft, with plus range, hands and arm strength. He can make any throw from any angle, and he can make the routine plays as well as the spectacular. But scouts don't have much faith in his bat. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Soto lacks strength and hit .194/.268/.218 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer and .297/.388/.431 with metal this spring. He's an average runner, so almost all of his contributions are going to come on defense.
15 473 Boston Red Sox Steve Wilkerson Pope HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
The one weakness in Georgia's prep class was the lack of legitimate middle infielders, as most of the top athletes look more like future outfielders. One who should be able to stay in the infield is Wilkerson, a switch-hitter with good size at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds with plus tools and athleticism. Wilkerson has the arm strength for shortstop if he can harness the accuracy on his throws, and he's an above-average runner, having run sub-6.6-second times in the 60-yard dash at the East Coast Pro showcase last summer. He has potential with the bat as well, though he's a bit raw at the plate. Some scouts see him more as a second baseman at the pro level. It may be difficult to pry him away from his Clemson committment, but the home-state Braves could be the team to do it.
17 517 Cincinnati Reds Brent Peterson Liberty HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
17 522 Seattle Mariners Danny Lopez Pittsburgh Pa.
Lopez, a four-year starter at shortstop for the Panthers, put together his best season as a senior this spring, hitting .349/.437/.488 with 24 stolen bases. Lopez is a spray hitter with some bat speed who draws his share of walks, but his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame lacks strength. He's a flashy defender at short who sometimes boots routine grounders, and his fringy arm strength could make him a better fit as a second baseman or utilityman in pro ball.
17 534 Los Angeles Angels Kevin Moesquit Highlands Christian HS, Pompano Beach, Fla. Fla. $100,000
18 564 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Broussard Louisiana State-Eunice JC La.
19 573 Houston Astros JaCoby Jones Richton (Miss.) HS Miss.
Jones led his Richton High team to the Mississippi 2-A championship game, playing shortstop and pitching. His Louisiana State commitment, and the fact he's being advised by the Boras Corp., had many scouts going in to see him once or twice but not following him closely during the spring. For those still interested, Jones showed excellent tools, including the athleticism, arm strength and infield actions to warrant a long look at shortstop at the pro level. Any team willing to buy him out of LSU would do so believing Jones is a shortstop, not a third baseman. Some scouts have questioned his bat, as he has more of a metal-bat swing with low hands in his set-up and no real load in his swing. He does have bat speed and some strength, and with adjustments he should be able to drive the ball consistently with wood. He's an average runner out of the box and has turned in above-average 6.6-second 60 times in the past. In some ways, Jones is a better prospect than David Renfroe, the Red Sox' 2009 third-round pick who signed for $1.4 million, as his arm and athletic ability are better. His price tag also is said to be higher. On talent alone, Jones factors into the second- to fourth-round range.
20 604 San Diego Padres Paul Bingham Indiana (Pa.) Pa.
Bingham stands out for his plus speed, and he's an adequate defender at shortstop. Few scouts think he will hit above Double-A, but he could be a nice organization player.
20 609 Milwaukee Brewers Shea Vucinich Washington State Wash.
20 617 Florida Marlins Alfredo Lopez Compton (Calif.) CC Calif.
20 619 St. Louis Cardinals Trevor Martin West Seattle HS Wash.
21 629 Kansas City Royals Michael Liberto Missouri Mo.
22 662 New York Mets Brandon Brown South Alabama Ala.
22 675 Minnesota Twins Dillon Moyer Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla. Fla.
22 678 San Francisco Giants Bobby Haney South Carolina S.C.
23 703 Detroit Tigers Dominic Ficociello Fullerton (Calif.) Union HS Calif.
Ficociello got off to a slow start to the showcase circuit last summer before breaking out with a five-hit performance during the Area Code Games in Long Beach. He drew more attention with a long, wood-bat home run off a 90 mph Cody Buckel fastball in the Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star game in November at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. A switch-hitter, Ficociello has a level swing from the right side, producing more of a line-drive effect, and a sweeping uppercut from the left, producing more fly-ball power. He does an excellent job of accelerating the bat head at contact, giving him unusual power for a 6-foot-3, 170-pounder. Ficociello has experienced an uneven 2010 season overall, though. He began in blazing fashion, belting four homers in his club's first six games before being suspended for venturing too far out of his dugout to celebrate a teammate's home run. He slumped badly afterward but rebounded in April with an enormous home run during a Lions Tournament game. He has intriguing raw power and offensive potential, which comes in handy considering his below-average speed (7.2 seconds over 60 yards) will prompt a move to third base as a pro. Defensively, Ficociello has an average arm and admirable fielding skills. He frustrates scouts with his lack of concentration in the field, which causes him to make silly errors that could be easily eliminated. However, they may be willing to put up with it because Ficociello's bat has the potential of becoming extraordinary. One observer noted his 400-foot smash at the Flores game and wondered, "When he is 25 years old and 20 pounds heavier, where would that ball have gone?"
24 719 Kansas City Royals Brandon Glazer Clear Spring (Md.) HS Md.
24 744 Los Angeles Angels Jesus Campos Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
25 748 Baltimore Orioles Vinny Zazueta Arizona Western JC Ariz.
25 758 Chicago White Sox Ethan Wilson Indiana Ind.
25 759 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Shaw Barry (Fla.) Fla.
Barry has another potential D-II position draftee in senior Nick Shaw, a shortstop who walked 49 times this year, the first time he failed to draw 50 walks in a season. Shaw lacks power but can handle the bat and has good offensive instincts. He's a fringy runner and fits better at second base than as at short but should be a nice senior sign.
25 765 Minnesota Twins Andy Leer Mary (N.D.) N.D.
26 782 New York Mets Jet Butler Mississippi State Miss.
26 790 Chicago Cubs Danny Muno Fresno State Calif.
Fresno State middle infielder Muno, the younger brother of San Diego infielder Kevin Muno, was the leadoff man and shortstop for the Bulldogs' surprise 2008 College World Series championship team as a freshman. Muno is a very good baseball player with athletic ability, the type of player who plays above his tools. Offensively he profiles best as a two-hole or even leadoff hitter with his good plate discipline and ability to steal some bags. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Muno is a switch-hitter with well-below-average home run power, but he'll get his fair share of doubles and an occasional triple while profiling as an average hitter thanks to good plate discipline. At Fresno, he had a sterling 160-108 walk-strikeout ratio. Defensively, he is capable of playing either spot up the middle and will be at least an average defender. In some respects he compares with Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts.
26 797 Florida Marlins Todd Muecklisch Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
27 813 Houston Astros Jacke Healey Youngstown State Ohio
28 837 Pittsburgh Pirates Zack Powers Armwood HS, Seffner, Fla. Fla.
Hard-hitting infielder Powers' best tool matches his last name and he has had some success on the mound.
28 851 Tampa Bay Rays Julio Espinoza Rialto (Calif.) HS Calif.
28 855 Minnesota Twins Jamaal Hawkins Jacksonville Fla.
28 859 St. Louis Cardinals Taylor Black Kentucky Ky.
29 884 Atlanta Braves Reid Roper Harrisburg (Ill.) HS Ill.
29 888 San Francisco Giants Jose Cuevas Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
30 898 Baltimore Orioles Michael Rooney UNC Wilmington N.C.
30 912 Seattle Mariners Derek Poppert San Francisco Calif.
Senior Poppert, a shortstop, was a 28th-round pick by the Reds last year but came back to school to work on his defense and improve his draft stock. Poppert is a good athlete, with size, strength and ability. He has a chance to hit for average and has gap power. His defense has improved and he will have a chance to stay in the middle of the diamond.
30 915 Minnesota Twins Sergio Perez (Dernal) Palmetto Ridge HS, Orangetree, Fla. Fla.
31 942 Seattle Mariners Jake Schlander Stanford Calif.
31 944 Atlanta Braves Jack Reinheimer Kell HS, Charlotte N.C.
34 1017 Pittsburgh Pirates Kelson Brown Linfield (Ore.) Ore.
34 1018 Baltimore Orioles Sammie Starr British Columbia British Columbia
34 1027 Cincinnati Reds Brandon Dailey Pauline Johnson SS, Brantford, Ont. Ontario $100,000
34 1036 Texas Rangers Kevin Rodland Nevada Nev.
Shortstop Rodland has improved every year. He has an athletic frame, plays solid defense, but is light with the bat, too.
35 1048 Baltimore Orioles Auburn Donaldson Southeastern (Fla.) Fla.
35 1073 Boston Red Sox J.T. Riddle Western Hills HS, Frankfort, Ky. Ky.
36 1078 Baltimore Orioles Brad Decater Cal State Northridge Calif.
36 1093 Detroit Tigers Ryan Soares George Mason Va.
37 1129 St. Louis Cardinals Packy Elkins Belmont Tenn.
38 1148 Chicago White Sox Brad Salgado Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif. Calif. $125,000
38 1160 Colorado Rockies Logan Davis Cactus Shadows HS, Cave Creek, Ariz. Ariz.
39 1172 New York Mets Brian Cruz Varela HS, Miami Fla.
39 1177 Cincinnati Reds Jacob May Lakota West HS, West Chester, Ohio Ohio
39 1190 Colorado Rockies Joel McKeithan Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C. N.C.
Joel McKeithan plays at the state's top high school program, Roberson High just outside Asheville in the western part of the state, which has produced big leaguers Cam Maybin and Chris Narveson as well as 2007 Blue Jays supplemental pick Justin Jackson just in the last 10 years. McKeithan is like Jackson in that both are shortstops and solid athletes. McKeithan's best tool is his plus arm, and he has good infield actions that should help him get on the field as a freshman if he heads to Vanderbilt. Teams that like him enough to draft him would have to buy out Vandy and buy into the bat, and McKeithan may lack the strength and fluid swing to hit with wood initially.
39 1193 Boston Red Sox Nick Robinson North Central (Ill.) Ill.
40 1196 Washington Nationals Alejandro Diaz Ferguson HS, Miami Fla.
40 1202 New York Mets Brock Stewart Normal (Ill.) West HS Ill.
Third baseman Brock Stewart has hitting ability and arm strength but needs to fill out his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. Stewart's father Jeff is a former Redbirds coach who now scouts for the Padres.
40 1213 Detroit Tigers Pete Miller Trinity International (Ill.) Ill.
41 1228 Baltimore Orioles Coty Blanchard Cherokee County HS, Centre, Ala. Ala.
Shortstop Blanchard is an intriguing athlete who was the state's football player of the year as a quarterback. Blanchard committed to Mississippi State for baseball in 2009, then changed his commitment to Jacksonville State, a Division I-AA school, for football as a quarterback. His father Fran played for the Gamecocks in the 1980s, and Blanchard's best trait is his athleticism. He's a shortstop in baseball with solid but unrefined tools.
41 1252 Los Angeles Dodgers Kevin Williams Crespi Carmelite HS, Encino, Calif. Calif.
42 1262 New York Mets J.J. Franco Poly Prep, Brooklyn N.Y.
42 1264 San Diego Padres Cole Tyrell Dayton Ohio
43 1290 Cleveland Indians Chris Waylock Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill. Ill.
43 1292 New York Mets Donnie Tabb East Central (Miss.) CC Miss.
Five-foot-8 shortstop Donnie Tabb wasn't drafted coming out of high school last year, thanks to his size and unrefined tools. He had a strong year at East Central CC and might be able to stay in the middle infield thanks to excellent arm strength and quickness.
43 1293 Houston Astros DeMarcus Henderson Wayne County HS, Waynesboro, Miss. Miss.
A Mississippi State recruit, he's athletic and was the starting quarterback on a 5-A state championship football team. Henderson has present strength and speed that rates 60 on the 20-80 scale. His defensive tools include an average arm and good lateral movement, though he lacks consistency on routine plays. He likely fits better at second base down the road, though he would have a chance to start at short at Mississippi State. Henderson has some hitting ability, but breaking balls will give him trouble out of the box in pro ball.
43 1295 Oakland Athletics Spencer Haynes Brandon (Fla.) HS Fla.
44 1325 Oakland Athletics Lonnie Kauppila Burbank (Calif.) HS Calif.
45 1349 Kansas City Royals Tom Zebroski George Washington D.C.
45 1353 Houston Astros Ian Vazquez Perkiomen HS, Pennsburg, Pa. Pa.
45 1364 Atlanta Braves Joe Lucas Dakota County Tech (Minn.) JC Minn.
45 1370 Colorado Rockies Mike Benjamin Jr. Basha HS, Gilbert, Ariz. Ariz.
45 1372 Los Angeles Dodgers Logan Gallagher Louisburg (N.C.) JC N.C.
45 1373 Boston Red Sox James Kang Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) Calif.
46 1381 Arizona Diamondbacks Jorge Flores Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz.
Shortstop Flores has legitimate tools as an above-average defender with an above-average arm. He can really pick it at shortstop and has great baseball instincts. He's a below-average runner and his lefthanded swing is a little light, but that's because he's one of the smallest players who will get drafted at 5-foot-6 and 175 pounds. The Diamondbacks have been rumored to be the most interested in him. If he doesn't sign he'll head to Central Arizona.
46 1399 St. Louis Cardinals Peter Mooney Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
Diminutive Peter Mooney of Palm Beach JC, whose older brother Mike was the shortstop for Florida in 2009 and is now with the Orioles organization, may be the best defensive shortstop in the state other than Gators freshman Nolan Fontana, who had made only one error entering the SEC tournament. Mooney has the hands, range and arm for shortstop, just not the body. He's 5-foot-7, 145 pounds and will be hard to keep away from South Carolina, where he's committed.
47 1413 Houston Astros Joe Carcone New Hartford (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
47 1423 Detroit Tigers Chris Triplett Sandy Creek HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga.
Triplett's best attributes are his arm and speed, which both play average to a tick above. He figures to move to second, either in college first or as a pro.
49 1485 Minnesota Twins LeAndre Davis Georgia Perimeter JC Ga.
LeAndre Davis, who was drafted last year by the Twins, remains raw both at the plate, where he has bat speed both lacks plate discipline and pitch recognition, and on the mound, where he sits at 88-90 mph.
50 1510 Chicago Cubs Eric Jagielo Downers Grove (Ill.) North HS Ill.
50 1514 Atlanta Braves Cory Gabella Notre Dame HS, Burlington, Iowa Iowa