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1 506 Washington Nationals Tyler Hanks RHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev.
Hanks came into fall ball looking like an NFL strong safety. He was mostly a shortstop in high school and focused on pitching only recently, but he was 94-96 mph as a closer and touched 97. He moved between the closer's role and the rotation, and his stuff dropped off as the year progressed. As a starter he pitches more at 90-92 mph. Hanks has scrapped a loopy curveball for a slider, which goes better with his arm slot, and he sometimes throws that pitch in the 85-86 mph range. He's committed to Oklahoma State.
2 507 Pittsburgh Pirates Ryan Hafner RHP Lee's Summit (Mo.) West HS Mo. $450,000
Righthander Hafner has a lot of projection remaining in his 6-foot-6, 215-pound frame. He throws an 87-90 mph fastball with little effort, though his breaking ball needs refinement. He could be an early-round pick in 2013 after three years at Missouri State.
3 508 Baltimore Orioles David Richardson OF Hillsborough (Fla.) CC Fla.
4 509 Kansas City Royals Ryan Jenkins C Auburn Ala.
5 510 Cleveland Indians Aaron Siliga OF Oceanside (Calif.) HS Calif.
Outfielder Siliga is threatening to eclipse the hitting records set at Oceanside High by Matt Cerda, a fourth-round pick of the Cubs in 2008. Similar to Cerda, Siliga is a compact and powerfully built lefthanded hitter who possesses bat speed and power. Siliga first came to the attention of scouts and recruiters with a terrific wood-bat BP session prior to a scout ball game in Orange County last fall. Considered signable, Siliga will probably attend Palomar JC if he goes to school.
6 511 Arizona Diamondbacks Derek Eitel RHP Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Ind.
Eitel starred at quarterback for Rose-Hulman, an NCAA Division III school, setting school records for career passing yards (7,507), touchdowns (52) and efficiency rating (125.4). He also went 29-10 in four years in the Fightin' Engineers rotation, and his pro future will be as a righthanded pitcher. A 6-foot-5, 205-pounder, his sinker jumped 3 mph from 2009 to 2010. He pitched at 89-91 mph and touched 92 as a senior, and improved his slurvy slider. He also throws a changeup and splitter. His delivery puts stress on his shoulder, but his size, arm strength and athleticism will give a pro club plenty to work with.
7 512 New York Mets Chad Sheppard RHP Northwestern State La. $125,000
Luke Irvine drew more of the early attention at Northwestern State, but scouts came away preferring Sheppard because he has a better body and a better secondary pitch. After redshirting in 2008, Sheppard tied the Demons' save record with 10 as a freshman last spring, then matched that total again this season. He uses his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame and low-90s sinker to keep the ball down in the strike zone and induce grounders. He has given up just two homers in two college seasons. His slider is a solid No. 2 pitch, though it can get slurvy at times. When he has both pitches working and throws strikes, Sheppard can be all but unhittable. His frame would suggest durability, but he has worked exclusively out of the bullpen in college and likely will remain a reliever in pro ball. Though he's a draft-eligible sophomore, scouts don't think he'll be difficult to sign.
8 513 Houston Astros Tyler Burnett 3B Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
9 514 San Diego Padres Wes Cunningham 1B Murray State Ky.
Cunningham has posted crazy numbers in the last two seasons, hitting .411/.468/.698 in 2009 and .408/.476/.824 this spring, winning Ohio Valley Conference player of the year honors and setting several Murray State records in the process. He's not the prospect his numbers might indicate, however. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder offers a lot of bat speed from the left side of the plate and slightly above-average speed, but he can't hit lefties and lacks a position. He's stiff and has hard hands and doesn't profile to stay at first base. He's a senior sign who probably will have to try to play second base, but that's a stretch.
10 515 Oakland Athletics Drew Tyson RHP Reinhardt (Ga.) Ga.
11 516 Toronto Blue Jays Myles Jaye RHP Starrs Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga. $250,000
12 517 Cincinnati Reds Brent Peterson SS Liberty HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
13 518 Chicago White Sox Mike Schwartz 1B Tampa Fla.
14 519 Milwaukee Brewers Brian Garman LHP Cincinnati Ohio
Brian Garman has been in and out of Cincinnati's rotation the last three years, and he figures to be a reliever as a pro. When he comes out of the pen, the 5-foot-11, 202-pound lefthander has a 90-92 mph fastball and can reach the mid-80s with his slider. He has a short, quick arm action and throws strikes. He usually commands his fastball well, though when he tires as a starter he'll leave it up in the strike zone. Though he's small, his strong frame should make him a durable reliever. He's the best senior sign in Ohio this year.
15 520 Chicago Cubs Steven Brooks OF Wake Forest N.C.
16 521 Tampa Bay Rays Cody Anderson RHP Feather River (Calif.) JC Calif.
Andersen has a great pro frame at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, so he looks the part. He also plays football. He's a switch-hitter with some strength, but he doesn't have a clearly defined position. He has also expressed interest in going on a Mormon mission, so teams might hold off on signing him.
17 522 Seattle Mariners Danny Lopez SS 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.
18 523 Detroit Tigers Drew Gagnier RHP Oregon Ore.
Righthander Gagnier is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound redshirt junior with an over-the-top delivery. His brother L.J. is a prospect in the Tigers system. Some days his fastball is 92-94 mph, while on others it's 89-91. When his curveball is on, it's a real downer pitch around 80 mph that some scouts call a splitter. He was a little tough for scouts to see this year because he was strictly used as a closer and threw just 20 innings. Gagnier should go in the eighth- to 12th-round range, and profiles best as a reliever.
19 524 Atlanta Braves Stefan Sabol C Aliso Niguel HS, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Calif.
Sabol is the cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers all-pro safety Troy Polamalu. One of the finest prep athletes in the nation, Sabol finished first in the SPARQ testing (which includes several tests that measure athleticism) at last summer's Area Code Games, with a 36.2-inch vertical leap and a 6.28-second time over 60 yards. Some scouts doubt the 60 time, though Sabol has well-above-average speed. Scouts also say that Sabol will not remain a catcher as a pro. While his arm is adequate behind the plate, his receiving skills are substandard. His tools fit comfortably as a corner outfielder. As a hitter, Sabol rarely has been productive with a wood bat. The switch from metal to wood may be a difficult transition for him, though he has the skills to succeed as a hitter. He flashes both bat speed and quickness despite a few problems in his hitting mechanics. His stride is too long, and he has a tendency to pull his head and front shoulder off the pitch. An Oregon signee, Sabol is the most athletic prep receiver available, but he does not figure to catch if he signs a pro contract in 2010. Instead, he profiles as a potential five-tool outfielder.
20 525 Minnesota Twins Devin Grigg RHP Cal State East Bay Calif.
21 526 Texas Rangers Anthony Haase RHP Cochise (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
Opposing coaches were impressed by Cochise JC righthander Haase this year, but scouts didn't hold the same opinion. He has been up to 94 mph, but his velocity has fluctuated this spring. He pitched mostly at 88-91 mph with sink, and some scouts saw him in the 86-88 mph range. He has a below-average breaking ball and a funky delivery with bad arm action. He's a tough competitor and could get another shot this year after being a 38th-round pick by the Rays out of high school.
22 527 Florida Marlins Zach Neal RHP Oklahoma Okla.
Neal began his college career at Sam Houston State before transferring to Howard (Texas) JC, where he went 13-0 and was part of a 63-1 national championship team in 2009. He has had no trouble making the jump from juco ball to the Big 12 Conference. He seized Oklahoma's Friday-night starter job, and the Sooners won 12 of his 14 regular-season starts this season. Neal works at 88-93 mph with his fastball and holds his velocity into the late innings. His No. 2 pitch is a tight slider, and when he's at his best opponents have trouble telling it apart from his heater. He also has a changeup and a show-me curveball. He throws tons of strikes, and though he's just 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, he does a good job of pitching down in the zone. Scouts love the way he competes, and he has gone 36-4 during the last four springs. Neal went undrafted in 2009 because of his commitment to Oklahoma, but he should be signable as a fifth- to seventh-rounder this June.
23 528 San Francisco Giants Ryan Bean RHP Edmonds (Wash.) CC Wash.
24 529 St. Louis Cardinals Corderious Dodd OF North Side HS, Jackson, Tenn. Tenn. $125,000
A Walters State JC recruit, Dodd has the arm strength to possibly move to the outfield, but at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, it will be tough for him to play anything but first base. He also pitches, but that's not why he was crosschecked. He has big raw power and good bat speed, making him the state's most interesting hitter on the prep side.
25 530 Colorado Rockies Ryan Casteel C Cleveland State (Tenn.) JC Tenn.
Catcher Casteel entered the 2009 spring season as the top prep player in the state. He backed out of his Tennessee commitment and made the most of his opportunity at Cleveland State JC, improving his body and showing good athletic ability, strength and hitting ability. He's a year removed from a hamate bone injury that hampered him last spring, and he played with good energy behind the plate while hitting .353 with 14 home runs.
26 531 Philadelphia Phillies Mike Nesseth RHP Nebraska Neb.
Scouts have been interested in righthander Mike Nesseth since he showed a 92-95 mph fastball and peaked at 97 as a redshirt freshman reliever in 2008, but now they'll have to factor in his comeback from elbow surgery. Nesseth struggled trying to make the transition to the rotation in 2009, with his stuff and control regressing, and he turned down the Angels as a 15th-round pick. He threw 91-94 mph out of the bullpen early this spring, and after his velocity dipped to the high 80s, an MRI revealed ligament damage in his elbow that required Tommy John surgery. Besides his fastball, his other asset is his 6-foot-6, 226-pound frame, which allows him to work downhill. His slider and command still need work, and he may want to sign and finish his rehab in pro ball because he's already 22.
27 532 Los Angeles Dodgers Logan Bawcom RHP Texas-Arlington Texas
28 533 Boston Red Sox Jason Garcia RHP Land O'Lakes (Fla.) HS Fla. $123,000
29 534 Los Angeles Angels Kevin Moesquit SS Highlands Christian HS, Pompano Beach, Fla. Fla. $100,000
30 535 New York Yankees Preston Claiborne RHP Tulane La.