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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 386 Washington Nationals Chris McKenzie RHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
2 387 Pittsburgh Pirates Chris Kirsch LHP Marple Newtown HS, Newtown Square, Pa. Pa.
Prep lefthander Kirsch was a late-emerging prospect this spring. As a sophomore, he was a junior-varsity outfielder who showed no control whatsoever when he took the mound, but he soon overhauled his mechanics and learned to throw strikes. Scouts are intrigued by his projectable 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame, and he has touched 90 mph from the left side, though he currently pitches more in the 85-88 range. He also can spin a curveball with 10-to-4 break, giving him a potential out pitch down the road. Kirsch still had not made a college commitment, which might tempt a pro club to overlook his lack of present velocity and take a flier on him around the 10th round.
3 388 Baltimore Orioles Jeremy Nowak OF Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
4 389 Kansas City Royals Jon Gray RHP Chandler (Okla.) HS Okla.
While Oklahoma State landed Realmuto, rival Oklahoma locked up most of the state's best high school players, including righthanders Jon Gray and Cale Coshow, lefthander Dillon Overton and lefthander/outfielder Cayle Shambaugh. The best prospect of that group is Gray, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder who has an 88-93 mph fastball and a hard slider. He struck out 20 over nine innings in his final high school start, a playoff game his team lost in the 10th.
5 390 Cleveland Indians Michael Goodnight RHP Houston Texas $315,000
Houston's annual early-season Minute Maid Classic always draws a flock of scouts, making it a perfect springboard for college players with draft aspirations to boost their stock. Goodnight seized that opportunity, working seven shutout innings to beat Texas and potential first-rounder Brandon Workman 1-0. He hadn't built off that outing, however, going 6-7, 5.45 in 15 regular season starts. Against Texas, Goodnight maintained an 88-92 mph fastball for seven innings, touched 94 and backed it up with a good, 80-82 mph slider. He showed similar stuff throughout the spring, but his feel for pitching seemed to come and go. He fell behind in the count too often and didn't pitch down in the zone enough, leading to 85 hits and 50 walks in 79 innings, and his stuff should play better than that. He's built for durability at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds and has two potential plus pitches, yet Goodnight might wind up as a reliever because of his inconsistent command and lack of feel for a changeup. A two-time district MVP as a high school quarterback, he has good athleticism and a clean delivery. He's eligible for the draft as a 21-year-old sophomore, and it's unclear whether he'd sign for fifth-round money, which is what he's expected to command.
6 391 Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ziomek LHP Amherst (Mass.) Regional HS Mass.
Ziomek established himself as the best prep prospect in New England at the Perfect Game/World Wood Bat Association Championship last fall in Jupiter, Fla., where he ran his fastball up to 93-94 mph. He has not shown that kind of velocity this spring, pitching mostly at 87-88 and topping out at 91-92 on occasion. Ziomek's 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame and loose arm suggest plenty of projection, and he has good feel for pitching, but scouts have reservations about his mechanics and funky arm action, which includes a hook and a wrap on the back side. He seldom throws his changeup in games, but it projects as an average or better offering. His slider is slurvy and inconsistent, and he tends to cast his slow curveball away from his body. The son of two lawyers, Ziomek is believed to be a tough sign away from his Vanderbilt commitment.
7 392 New York Mets Brian Harrison 3B Furman S.C. $125,000
Furman third baseman Brian Harrison was the state's wild card. A knee injury sidelined him for nearly two months, but the athletic junior returned to power the Paladins into the eighth and final spot in the Southern Conference tournament. He went 15-for-24 with four home runs in Furman's last six conference games, and had 10 homers in 109 at-bats overall during a .367/.462/.734 season. Drafted out of high school (29th round, Pirates), he should go in the first 10 rounds given a clean bill of health. Harrison has solid athletic ability and solid-average all-around tools, including an above-average arm.
8 393 Houston Astros Davis Duren 2B Oklahoma State Okla.
9 394 San Diego Padres Miguel Pena LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
Lefthander Miguel Pena declined to sign with the Nationals as a fifth-round pick out of high school a year ago, and he has been the same pitcher as a freshman at San Jacinto JC this spring. He hasn't added any strength to his 6-foot-2, 160-pound frame, and he still works at 88-91 mph early in games before losing velocity in the middle innings. He has a clean delivery that he repeats well, and he throws a decent curveball and changeup. He doesn't have a plus pitch but he's a polished lefthander, and he'll probably go around the same spot again in the draft.
10 395 Oakland Athletics A.J. Griffin RHP San Diego Calif.
San Diego's Sunday starter, senior Griffin is a mature righthander with a fastball that ranges from the high 80s to low 90s. He has a tendency to elevate the pitch and giving up home runs but has had an excellent career, going 14-6 the last two seasons after racking up 25 saves his first two years. He also has a good changeup and throws two breaking balls.
11 396 Toronto Blue Jays Tyler Painton LHP Centennial HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
12 397 Cincinnati Reds Lucas O'Rear RHP Northern Iowa Iowa
Northern Iowa may have dropped baseball after the 2009 season, but the program lives on with Lucas O'Rear. He's better known as the two-time Missouri Valley Conference sixth man of the year and one of the players who helped key the Panthers' upset of top-seeded Kansas in the NCAA basketball tournament, but he attended a Perfect Game predraft showcase in mid-May. He hopes to get drafted this June, play his senior season of basketball and then become a full-time pitcher. Interestingly, he almost transferred to Kansas to continue playing both sports before deciding to remain with the Panthers. A 6-foot-6, 255-pound righthander, O'Rear threw an 89-93 mph fastball with little effort and flashed a low-80s slider in 17 innings for Northern Iowa in 2009. His velocity was down slightly at the showcase, understandable considering his layoff from baseball.
13 398 Chicago White Sox Ethan Icard RHP Wilkes (N.C.) CC N.C.
14 399 Milwaukee Brewers Michael White RHP Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $125,500
15 400 Chicago Cubs Pierre LePage 2B 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.
16 401 Tampa Bay Rays Robby Price 2B 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.
17 402 Seattle Mariners Jason Markovitz LHP Long Beach State Calif.
18 403 Detroit Tigers P.J. Polk OF Tennessee Tenn.
19 404 Atlanta Braves Brandon Drury SS 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.
20 405 Minnesota Twins Ryan O'Rourke LHP Merrimack (Mass.) Mass.
O'Rourke went 5-2, 1.25 with 93 strikeouts and 14 walks in 79 innings as a senior for Division II Merrimack. O'Rourke played baseball, football and hockey his first two years at Merrimack before cutting a tendon on his left thumb and missing all of 2009. He brings an aggressive football/hockey mentality to the mound, where he attacks hitters with an 87-91 mph fastball and touches 93 in short stints. His best secondary pitch is a 77-78 mph slurve that can be average at times, and he mixes in a below-average curveball in the low 70s. He rarely throws a changeup. O'Rourke has a strong, physical 6-foot-3, 215-pound build. His delivery has some effort and some stiffness, but it also gives him deception. He figures to be drafted between the 10th and 15th round.
21 406 Texas Rangers Andrew Clark 1B Louisville Ky.
Andrew Clark was more of a prospect as a pitcher until he had labrum surgery before his senior season in high school. He played part-time at Mississippi as a freshman before becoming a three-year starter at Louisville. Though he's a 6-foot-3, 225-pound lefthanded hitter with a terrific approach and control of the strike zone, scouts question how much power he'll hit for in pro ball. They also wonder how easy he'll be to sign as a senior after he turned down a six-figure offer from the Cubs as a 31st-round pick a year ago. He's a good defender at first base. He missed 14 games this spring with a stress fracture in his left ribcage.
22 407 Florida Marlins Kentrell Dewitt OF Southeastern (N.C.) CC N.C.
23 408 San Francisco Giants Tyler Christman RHP South Carolina-Sumter JC S.C.
24 409 St. Louis Cardinals Colin Walsh 2B Stanford Calif.
25 410 Colorado Rockies Josh Mueller RHP Eastern Illinois Ill.
Mueller won 14 games in his first two seasons at Eastern Illinois, then proved himself with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League. He came out throwing 90-95 mph with a good three-quarters breaking ball in his first start of the spring, but two weeks later he was down to 83-87. Shoulder weakness was the culprit, and it knocked him out for a month. Since returning, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder has worked at 88-92 mph and with less downward angle and life than before. He also has struggled to hold his velocity out of the stretch. His No. 2 pitch is more of a low-80s slider now. His changeup has its moments but lacks consistency. A fully healthy Mueller might have gone in the first three rounds of the draft, but he now figures to go between the fourth and sixth.
26 411 Philadelphia Phillies John Hinson 3B Clemson S.C.
Tigers third baseman John Hinson had to take a medical redshirt in 2009 thanks to a back injury, and as an eligible sophomore he'll have a bit of leverage. He was healthy and showed his athleticism this season, hitting 12 homers and leading Clemson with 22 steals. He's athletic and repeats his swing, and his power is mostly to the gaps. Defense was a problem for Hinson throughout his career, though he has improved at third. He may profile better as a utility player.
27 412 Los Angeles Dodgers Jesse Bosnik 3B St. Bonaventure N.Y.
Bosnick hit .387/.445/.696 with 11 homers, 20 doubles and 62 RBIs as a junior this spring, leading his team in each category. At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Bosnik has strength in his lefthanded swing, but it also gets long and his approach is pull-oriented. He projects as more of a doubles hitter at the next level. Bosnik committed 20 errors this spring and will not stick at shortstop in pro ball, though he has fringe-average arm and could find a home at third base. He's an average athlete with average speed.
28 413 Boston Red Sox Keith Couch RHP Adelphi (N.Y.) N.Y.
Couch, a righthander, has carved up the wood-bat Northeast-10 Conference for three years and went 5-2, 2.24 with 83 strikeouts and 11 walks in 76 innings as a junior this spring. He mixes four pitches but profiles best as a sinker/slider reliever. He works in the 88-91 mph range with his sinker and has touched 93. His slider can be average at times, and his curveball and changeup are below-average but serviceable. Couch has an upright finish to his delivery, but some looseness in his 6-foot-2 frame. Couch has a chance to be drafted inside the top 10 rounds.
29 414 Los Angeles Angels Bryant George RHP Southern Illinois Ill.
30 415 New York Yankees Tyler Austin C Heritage HS, Conyers, Ga. Ga. $130,000
A longtime fixture on the travel-ball circuit, Kennesaw State recruit Austin was expected to be signable and could go out as high as the fourth round. He compares favorably to Miles Head, the Georgia prep slugger whom the Red Sox signed last year for $335,000. Austin's a similar hitter and is more athletic, with more defensive ability than Head. Austin is rough defensively behind the plate, negating his arm strength, and might be better served by a move to third base or perhaps a corner outfield spot. He has excellent raw pull power and runs well enough for a move to the outfield, though he figures to slow down as he matures and fills out.