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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 326 Washington Nationals Neil Holland RHP Louisville Ky. $110,000
2 327 Pittsburgh Pirates Dan Grovatt OF Virginia Va.
Grovatt is a physical corner outfielder at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. He was batting just .292/.395/.465 this season, and he's unconventional at the plate. He has an upper body swing, and scouts don't see his power being better than average. His best tool is a plus arm, and he gets high marks for his makeup.
3 328 Baltimore Orioles Alex Gonzalez RHP Boca Raton (Fla.) Community HS Fla.
4 329 Kansas City Royals Alex McClure SS 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.
5 330 Cleveland Indians Hunter Jones OF Lakewood (Calif.) HS Calif. $225,000
Third baseman Jones is the son of Tracy Jones, a former big leaguer selected in the first round of the 1983 draft by the Reds out of Loyola Marymount. Like his dad, Hunter is a multi-tool talent and is committed to Loyola Marymount. With an athletic 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame, Jones has a powerful arm and well-above-average speed--4.0 to 4.10 seconds from the right side of the plate to first base with a clean start. His hands and actions aren't quite smooth enough for the hot corner, but a future move to the outfield should suit him well. Concerns about Jones' bat will move him down in the draft. He has bat speed but often drags the barrel through the zone, resulting in weakly hit balls toward the right side of the diamond. If his bat comes around, Jones could be a first-round candidate in 2013.
6 331 Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Freeman SS Clemson S.C.
7 332 New York Mets Adam Kolarek LHP Maryland Md.
Kolarek is an adrenaline guy who thrives off pitching in relief. He's physical at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and pitches at 89-91 mph with his fastball, which is slightly above-average for a lefthander. Kolarek's performance this spring didn't reflect his ability, as he went 1-4, 6.06 in 36 innings, but that was attributable in part to a failed attempt to use him as a starter at the beginning of the season. Kolarek also throws a changeup and curveball, but those pitches are below-average and need plenty of work.
8 333 Houston Astros Kyle Redinger 3B Cedar Crest HS, Lebanon, Pa. Pa.
Redinger, a Penn State signee, has a lanky 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame with plenty of power potential and athleticism, but scouts agreed that he needs to develop his overall game, which is raw. He could also help the Nittany Lions on the mound.
9 334 San Diego Padres B.J. Guinn SS 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.
10 335 Oakland Athletics Wade Kirkland SS 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 SS 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.
12 337 Cincinnati Reds Drew Hayes RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
Hayes, also a 6-footer, is more over the top and gets less movement. He can run his fastball up to 94 mph but his heater flattens out, making him hittable. He's athletic, having played quarterback in high school, and is the son of a baseball coach (Glenn Hayes coached at NAIA Bethel, Ind., where Hayes played as a freshman). He hasn't had much success and doesn't have a great breaking ball, using his changeup as a second pitch.
13 338 Chicago White Sox James McDonald SS Chaparral HS, Phoenix Ariz.
14 339 Milwaukee Brewers Greg Holle RHP Texas Christian Texas
15 340 Chicago Cubs Eric Jokisch LHP Northwestern Ill. $125,000
After a slow start caused in part by a sore back, Jokisch regained the form that made him one of the top lefties in the Cape Cod League last summer, and he could pass Josh Mueller to become the first Illinois college pitcher drafted. A 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, Jokisch isn't overpowering but has good feel for a three-pitch mix. His changeup is his best offering and could become a true plus pitch, and he sets it up with a fastball that sits at 86-89 mph and a curveball that shows bite at times. He'll have to pitch inside more once he gets to pro ball.
16 341 Tampa Bay Rays Travis Flores 1B Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz. Ariz. $155,000
With his big power, first baseman Flores might have the best single tool in Arizona's high school class. He won the Power Showcase home run derby last winter. But he's a one-dimensional player, and scouts are worried his power will show only in BP at the pro level because he has trouble recognizing offspeed pitches and breaking balls. Defensively, he's limited to first. He is committed to Arizona State.
17 342 Seattle Mariners Jon Keller RHP Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa
Keller is more physically developed, carrying 225 pounds and dialing his low-90s fastball up to 93 mph. He has a quick arm that also generates a hard curveball, but his secondary pitches and command aren't consistent because he has trouble repeating his delivery at times.
18 343 Detroit Tigers Brian Dupra RHP Notre Dame Ind.
Dupra laid the groundwork to go early in the 2010 draft by reaching 95-96 mph at times as a reliever in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he struggled this spring. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righthander sat at 88-91 mph and touched 94, and even when he threw hard he got hit. His slurvy slider regressed, as did his splitter and changeup. He throws strikes but doesn't locate his pitches well in the zone. Dupra went 13-13, 6.40 in three years as a starter at Notre Dame, and he'll almost certainly move to the bullpen in pro ball. The hope is that he'll have more success by focusing on his fastball and facing wood bats--though he posted a 5.48 ERA and allowed five homers in 23 innings on the Cape.
19 344 Atlanta Braves Chasen Shreve LHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev. $125,000
Lefthander Shreve was in the mid-80s last year and up to 91 this year, but he also battled arm injuries.
20 345 Minnesota Twins Tyler Kuresa 1B Oakmont HS, Roseville, Calif. Calif.
Elite first basemen affect big league games with power bats as well as strong glovework, while players like James Loney and Casey Kotchman are impact defensive players but average offensive players because they do not provide the power expected in the first-base profile. Kuresa falls into the Loney/Kotchman category, or perhaps an Ike Davis type if he adds power. At 6-foot-4, 190-pounds, Kuresa is a lanky, athletically built player with plenty of projection left. He has a smooth lefthanded stroke and can occasionally drive the ball to the pull side, but does not project to have plus future power. Defensively he moves around the bag well, has soft hands and plays with passion in the field. His arm is an asset at the position as well. If all goes well, look for him to develop into a player similar to Loney or Kotchman, or at least Travis Ishikawa of the Giants. Kuresa has committed to Oregon.
21 346 Texas Rangers Chris Hanna LHP Stratford HS, Goose Creek, S.C. S.C. $100,000
Chris Hanna, a little lefty at 6 feet, 170 pounds, is a Citadel recruit and throws three pitches for strikes. Most scouts consider all three fringe-average or below, though he does throw strikes.
22 347 Florida Marlins Grant Dayton LHP Auburn Ala.
23 348 San Francisco Giants Adam Duvall 2B Louisville Ky.
24 349 St. Louis Cardinals Ben Freeman LHP Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland, Fla. Fla.
25 350 Colorado Rockies Hommy Rosado 1B Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. La.
Hommy Rosado's lightning bat speed gives him tremendous raw power, and he set a state record with 26 homers. He does have holes in his swing and is a one-tool player, but his righthanded pop is hard to ignore. The 6-foot, 190-pounder has done some catching, but he's not agile enough to stay there in pro ball and will have to move to first base, where his size is less than ideal. Committed to Louisiana State-Eunice JC, he's considered signable.
26 351 Philadelphia Phillies Garett Claypool RHP UCLA Calif.
Drafted last year by the A's, righthander Claypool has been one of the best midweek starters in the nation for pitching-rich UCLA. Claypool has sharpened his command and bumped his velocity up into the low 90s.
27 352 Los Angeles Dodgers Joc Pederson OF Palo Alto (Calif.) HS Calif. $600,000
A young athlete with professional bloodlines, present tools and a football approach to the game, Pederson is a favorite among Northern California scouts. See him on the right day and you are seeing a borderline five-tool high school prospect, though the ceiling is basically average across the board. Pederson hits and throws lefthanded, has an average arm, above-average range, runs a bit above-average down the line, has plenty of bat speed, and at times shows projectable average raw power. He tends to tinker a lot with his swing and approach, which gets in the way of him just going out and trusting his tools. Pederson was a talented high school football player and brings that type of toughness to the ball field, and if he were from the Midwest or Northeast he might be even higher on draft lists because as a multi-sport athlete he would be seen as having tremendous baseball upside. Just because he lives in California doesn't mean the same projection shouldn't apply. He has committed to Southern California, where his father Stu also played before moving onto the professional level.
28 353 Boston Red Sox Lucas LeBlanc OF Delgado (La.) JC La. $500,000
Outfielder Lucas LeBlanc is a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder with close to average tools across the board, profiling best as a right fielder for pro ball. He redshirted at Southeastern Louisiana in 2008 before playing the last two seasons at Delgado CC, so he's already 21. He may be difficult to sign away from a Louisiana State commitment.
29 354 Los Angeles Angels Jake Rodriguez SS 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.
30 355 New York Yankees Zach Varce RHP Portland Ore.
Righthander Varce carved up the Northwoods League last summer, going 3-5, 1.93 with a league-leading 105 strikeouts and just 20 walks over 75 innings. The success carried over early in the spring with Portland, but by the end of the year he was gassed. He pitched at 90-92 mph, touching 93, at his best, but later in the year he had starts when he didn't touch 90. He's 6 feet and 190 pounds, so scouts believe his future is as a middle reliever. At his best his slider can be an above-average pitch, but not when it's down to 74 mph as it was later in the year. Scouts hope putting him in the bullpen will help him get the most out of his arm.