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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 566 Washington Nationals Wade Moore OF Catawba (N.C.) N.C.
Moore, originally at North Carolina State, has decent tools with average power from his longish swing.
2 567 Pittsburgh Pirates Kent Emanuel LHP Woodstock (Ga.) HS Ga.
Scouts sounded more intrigued by another Tar Heels recruit, lefty Emanuel, who has less present stuff but more projection. He's a strike thrower who pitches off his fastball, and he gets good angle out of his 6-foot-5 frame. Emmanuel sits in the 84-88 mph range now and has scraped 91, and if he bumps up his velocity he'll chew up wood bats because he get excellent gloveside run on his heater. He's athletic and played for Woodstock High's basketball team, and he repeats his delivery well. Emanuel's commitment to North Carolina and loopy, slow curveball may push him down in the draft.
3 568 Baltimore Orioles Ken Wise RHP Santa Fe (Fla.) CC Fla.
4 569 Kansas City Royals Kevin David C Oklahoma State Okla.
A high school shortstop, Kevin David converted to catcher when he arrived at Oklahoma State and missed the 2008 season after having Tommy John surgery. He's still smoothing out rough edges behind the plate, but he does have arm strength and power potential. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder is a better athlete than most catchers, too. He's a redshirt junior who turned down the Cubs as a 35th-round pick last year.
5 570 Cleveland Indians Mark Brown OF King HS, Detroit Mich. $125,000
6 571 Arizona Diamondbacks Adam Eaton OF Miami (Ohio) Ohio
Outside of Gauntlett Eldemire, Eaton has the best tools in the state, and he knows how to use them better than Eldemire does. Eaton is a lefthanded hitter with good on-base skills, and his solid speed plays up in the bases and in center field. He has surprising pop for his size and solid arm strength. Scouts worry about how well he profiles because of his size and may target him more as a senior sign for 2011, but Eaton plays the game well.
7 572 New York Mets Jon Kountis RHP Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Fla.
8 573 Houston Astros JaCoby Jones SS 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.
9 574 San Diego Padres Tyler Norwood RHP Southern Union State (Ala.) CC Ala. $125,000
10 575 Oakland Athletics Logan Chitwood RHP Texas-Tyler Texas
11 576 Toronto Blue Jays Travis Garrett RHP Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif. $100,000
Cypress JC has its own power arm in Garrett, a 5-foot-11 dynamo who has dabbled in relief this season. A bit raw and unrefined, he has touched 93-94 mph with his fastball and struck out 34 in 32 innings.
12 577 Cincinnati Reds Josh Alexander OF Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
Outfielder Alexander is a better athlete than baseball player right now. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds he has tools, but he doesn't always show them. He's a fringe-average runner with a solid arm and bat speed, and he should be able to power because of his strong frame. He's a bit of a project, and if teams don't take a chance on him he'll head to Utah.
13 578 Chicago White Sox Doug Murray RHP San Francisco Calif.
San Francisco has more draft-eligible prospects than any other NorCal college team. Righthander Murray is one of the more interesting college senior pitching prospects. He is highly competitive with tremendous baseball makeup and has won 17 games in his two seasons since transferring from junior college. Murray pitches from a low three-quarters slot and is a strike-throwing, groundball machine, with a mid- to upper 80s fastball and late-biting slider. He is 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and pounds the strike zone, having walked just 29 in 186 Division I innings.
14 579 Milwaukee Brewers Rowan Wick OF Graham SS, North Vancouver, B.C. British Columbia
Outfielder Wick is a thick 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. He has played catcher and has a strong arm, but doesn't have the mobility or receiving skills to play behind the plate as a pro. He'll have to watch his body and will probably end up in left field or at first base. Wick's frame and strength draw comparisons to another Canadian, Indians prospect Nick Weglarz. He has strength in his lefthanded swing and should have more as he matures. His trigger can be a little slow, although he has squared up good velocity in games the national team has played against extended spring training teams, and he hit a double off of a Gerrit Cole fastball in a game last summer. What really gives Wick trouble is his recognition of breaking balls and offspeed stuff.
15 580 Chicago Cubs Dustin Fitzgerald RHP Hill (Texas) JC Texas $110,000
Righthander Dustin Fitzgerald's strong suits are his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame and an 88-90 mph fastball that touches 92. He also has flashes a solid slider and a decent changeup, so he has a chance to make it as a starter. He'll attend Texas State in 2011 if he doesn't turn pro.
16 581 Tampa Bay Rays Craige Lyerly 2B 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.
17 582 Seattle Mariners Frankie Christian OF Upland (Calif.) HS Calif.
18 583 Detroit Tigers Jeff Rowland OF Georgia Tech Ga.
19 584 Atlanta Braves Tyler Hess RHP Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
20 585 Minnesota Twins Matt Arguello LHP Davidson HS, Mobile, Ala. Ala.
21 586 Texas Rangers Brett Weibley RHP Kent State Ohio
Brett Weibley hit 96 mph when he was solely a pitcher in the Cape Cod last summer, but he wasn't impressive on the mound when he doubled as a part-time third baseman for Kent State this spring. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound righthander ranged from 86-90 to 91-93 mph this spring and had trouble with his breaking ball and control. His changeup is more effective than his slurvy slider, and he has a lot of effort in his delivery. Weibley didn't pitch in high school and could make a big step forward once he focuses solely on the mound.
22 587 Florida Marlins Dallas Poulk 2B North Carolina State N.C.
23 588 San Francisco Giants Austin Southall OF University HS, Baton Rouge La.
Louisiana State could surround current shortstop Austin Nola with three talented freshman infielders next spring—that is, if the pros don't snap up Garin Cecchini (Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.), Jacoby Jones (Richton, Miss., HS) and Southall first. All three made Baseball America's Top 200 Prospects list and may not make it to school. Southall has a polished lefthanded bat. He fared well on the showcase circuit last summer, showing the ability to hit with wood bats and to use the whole field. He has the strength in his 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame to hit home runs. Southall has the arm strength to play right field, but his below-average range and speed could limit him to left field or first base. Even if he doesn't provide much defensive value, his bat should make him an asset.
24 589 St. Louis Cardinals Chad Oberacker OF Tennessee Tech Tenn.
Oberacker runs well and had a tremendous season finishing with a batting line of .452/.527/1.217.
25 590 Colorado Rockies Ryan Eades RHP Northshore HS, Slidell, La. La.
Northshore High (Slidell) righty Ryan Eades spent the spring as a DH after labrum surgery. He touched 94 mph as a 16-year-old. Gillam and Harvill are expected to attend Arkansas, while Eades should wind up at Louisiana State.
26 591 Philadelphia Phillies Daniel Palka 1B Greer (S.C.) HS S.C.
First baseman/outfielder Daniel Palka has the best, most polished bat in the state, with lefthanded power and a physical frame at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, with some present strength. His best tool after his bat is his throwing arm, as he also pitches. He's committed to Georgia Tech and wasn't considered signable.
27 592 Los Angeles Dodgers Ben Carhart 3B Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
28 593 Boston Red Sox Eric Jaffe RHP Bishop O'Dowd HS, Oakland Calif.
Jaffe stands out as the most likely Northern California high school player to be drafted. His size and present stuff immediately get attention. For the sake of comparison, it can be said that he is similar to Matt Hobgood, a first-round pick of the Orioles last year. Like Hobgood, Jaffe is a big-bodied righthander (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) with two plus present pitches. Also like Hobgood, Jaffe is an accomplished high school hitter with plus raw power, not to mention soft hands around the first-base bag. He likes to swing the bat and that could complicate his signability, because Jaffe likely will get the chance to hit if he attends California. However, it is his combination of a fastball that reaches up to 95 and a wipeout power curveball that has scouts preferring him on the mound. He has also added a split-finger fastball. Jaffe has displayed some command issues in the past but is a good athlete, and the more time he spends on the mound, the better the command will be.
29 594 Los Angeles Angels Jonathan Bobea RHP Lewis HS, Flushing, N.Y. N.Y.
30 595 New York Yankees Kevin Jordan OF Northside HS, Columbus, Ga. Ga.
Jordan began the year as a potential Top 200 talent, but he came down with an illness that caused him to lose about 15 pounds and much of his strength. Scouts estimated that Jordan was playing at about 75 percent when he started playing again in late April, but they still came out in droves for a mid-May matchup with Delino DeShields Jr. and Woodward High. At his best last summer, the lefthanded-hitting speedster showed good barrel awareness and above-average raw tools offensively and defensively for center field. Jordan was expected to be a summer follow but also could wind up at Wake Forest, where he'd start from day one.