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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 596 Washington Nationals Chad Mozingo OF Rice Texas
2 597 Pittsburgh Pirates Justin Bencsko OF Villanova Pa.
Bencsko's best tool is his speed. Bencsko's plus-plus speed helps him cover plenty of ground in center field, and it plays on the basepaths, where he has 24 steals in 31 tries. He's a contact hitter with strength through the strike zone, though he has below-average power.
3 598 Baltimore Orioles Matt Drummond LHP UCLA Calif.
4 599 Kansas City Royals Cameron Conner OF Indiana Southeast Ind.
5 600 Cleveland Indians Burch Smith RHP Howard (Texas) JC Texas
6 601 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Hur OF UC Riverside Calif.
Hur signed for a $1,000 bonus on June 11, but the Diamondbacks later voided his contract.
7 602 New York Mets Luke Stewart 1B Alabama-Birmingham Ala.
8 603 Houston Astros Daniel Adamson OF Jacksonville State Ala.
9 604 San Diego Padres Paul Bingham SS 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.
10 605 Oakland Athletics Rashad Ramsey OF Chattooga HS, Summerville, Ga. Ga.
11 606 Toronto Blue Jays Art Charles LHP Bakersfield (Calif.) JC Calif.
12 607 Cincinnati Reds Chris Berset C Michigan Mich.
13 608 Chicago White Sox Jose Ramos C Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
14 609 Milwaukee Brewers Shea Vucinich SS Washington State Wash.
15 610 Chicago Cubs Ryan Cuneo 1B Delaware Del.
16 611 Tampa Bay Rays C.J. Riefenhauser LHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
17 612 Seattle Mariners Matt Bischoff RHP Purdue Ind.
Righthander Bischoff went undrafted after a disappointing season in 2009, but he rebounded to become the best senior sign in the Big 10 Conference. The first player in Purdue history to earn all-conference honors in four different seasons, he does an excellent job of competing with average stuff. He can add and subtract from a lively fastball that parks at 88-90 mph and reaches 92, and he gets late action on an 83-85 mph slider/cutter. He also mixes in a changeup and curveball. His size (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) and age (23) work against him, but area scouts believe in him and he could sneak into the first 10 rounds.
18 613 Detroit Tigers Tyler White RHP Alabama Ala.
White runs his fastball up to 94 mph at times but doesn't throw enough strikes.
19 614 Atlanta Braves Jason Mowry OF St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
20 615 Minnesota Twins Cody Martin RHP Gonzaga Wash.
Righthander Cody Martin has a good frame and pitched well for the Bulldogs on Friday nights in his first year starting. His velocity took a step down from what he showed out of the bullpen and he pitched at 87-89 mph, touching 90 on occasion. He has a full arsenal of pitches and throws a lot of strikes.
21 616 Texas Rangers Sam Wilson LHP Eldorado HS, Albuquerque N.M.
As a New Mexico prep corner outfielder, Sam Wilson draws a natural comparison to Max Walla, who was the Brewers' second-rounder last year. But they're different players because Wilson's body isn't nearly as strong as Walla's. Wilson is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds with skinny arms. He was an average runner last summer, and a tick below this spring. He's a good defensive player, though he will be limited to a corner spot. His arm is good enough for right field. Wilson has a simple, compact swing and is a better pure hitter than Walla, though he doesn't have the same power. Some scouts don't like him as a hitter, however, and like him better as a lefthanded pitcher. His fastball is mostly in the 85-87 mph range, though he has been up to 90. His secondary pitches need a lot of work. Wilson is committed to New Mexico, and teams will probably let him develop further there.
22 617 Florida Marlins Alfredo Lopez SS Compton (Calif.) CC Calif.
23 618 San Francisco Giants Brett Bochy RHP Kansas Kan.
Kansas righthander Bretty Bochy would have been one of the top picks in the state had he not blown out his elbow and had Tommy John surgery in early April. Before he got hurt, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound redshirt junior was dominating hitters with his 91-93 mph fastball and his slider. He's the son of former big leaguer and current Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
24 619 St. Louis Cardinals Trevor Martin SS West Seattle HS Wash.
25 620 Colorado Rockies Blake McDade 1B Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
26 621 Philadelphia Phillies Kevin Walter RHP Legacy HS, Westminster, Colo. Colo. $350,000
While Kevin Gausman came into the year as the more highly touted prospect from Colorado, some scouts believe Walter will end up being the better of the two. He's a giant at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds. Because of his size he sometimes has timing problems in his delivery, but he's a good athlete with clean mechanics for the most part. He hasn't shown the same velocity as Gausman, pitching at 88-90 mph with some sink and touching 92, but scouts believe it's in there. Walter has shown the ability to spin two different breaking balls, in a power curveball and a hard slider. They're distinctly different pitches and both show the potential to be above-average. He doesn't throw many changeups at this point, but that's not uncommon. Walter is committed to Boston College but may not get there, as he's getting fourth- to sixth-round buzz.
27 622 Los Angeles Dodgers Shane Henderson RHP Flower Mound (Texas) HS Texas
28 623 Boston Red Sox Rock Shoulders C Brandon (Fla.) HS Fla.
Massive corner infielder Roderick Shoulders, nicknamed "Rock," has as much raw power as anyone in the state and switch-hits on top of that. He could get himself in better shape but still generates plenty of strength and leverage at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds. He's been on the scene since youth ball and helped lead Brandon High to a deep playoff run as a sophomore in 2008 before missing most of '09 with a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. He has probably outgrown catcher, his former position, and projects more at first base, though he has the arm strength to try third. He's a below-average runner, which probably prohibits a move to the outfield.
29 624 Los Angeles Angels Kevin Johnson RHP West Florida Fla.
Johnson didn't wait to get drafted to become a pro. He signed with his hometown Pensacola Pelicans (of the independent American Association) and pitched a pair of games before the draft. Although he was hit around to the tune of a 22.50 ERA in Pensacola, Johnson has had a long stretch of success in his amateur career. He holds the Florida state records for single-season (0.34) and career (0.77) ERA at Pensacola's West Florida HS. He then went on to succeed at Division II West Florida College, where he set a conference record for most pitcher of the week awards, a record he shares with Cubs' 2010 first-round pick Hayden Simpson. Johnson's bread-and-butter pitch is an 88-89 mph fastball that touches 91 mph with good sink. His slider also shows some potential. But Johnson will have to repeat his delivery more consistently as a pro--he varies his arm angles between pitches and struggles to maintain a consistent stride in his delivery.
30 625 New York Yankees Mike Ferraro OF San Diego Calif.
Six-foot-2, 200-pound 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.