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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 626 Washington Nationals Connor Rowe OF Texas Texas
2 627 Pittsburgh Pirates Dale Carey OF Wheeler HS, Marietta, Ga. Ga.
Outfielder Carey has an impressive body and looks the part at a trim, wiry 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, but there's split opinion on his value. While his speed rates at least above-average and he shows center-field ability, most scouts seemed to think his bat was too light to buy out of his Miami commitment.
3 628 Baltimore Orioles Scott Copeland RHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
Copeland is a fifth-year senior who had an 11-0, 3.38 record entering regionals thanks to a good sinker, fringe-average slider and competitiveness to spare. He allowed just four home runs in 91 innings.
4 629 Kansas City Royals Michael Liberto SS Missouri Mo.
5 630 Cleveland Indians Owen Dew RHP Central Florida Fla.
In fact, righthander Dew, a sinker/slider pitcher with some projection left in his tall, lean body, will challenge Duffy for being the first Golden Knight off the board, even though opponents hit .318 off him. His fastball has average velocity and good sinking life.
6 631 Arizona Diamondbacks Raoul Torrez 2B Arizona State Ariz.
7 632 New York Mets Dabias Johnson 2B Cook HS, Adel, Ga. Ga.
8 633 Houston Astros Aaron Blair RHP Spring Valley HS, Las Vegas Nev.
9 634 San Diego Padres Connor Powers 1B Mississippi State Miss.
He hits and throws righthanded and turned down decent money last year as an 11th-round pick. He showed better plate discipline this year, laying off breaking balls more and making more use of his best tool, his above-average raw power. He's stiff and his defense and body lead some scouts to dismiss him as a DH, but he figures to go with a single-digit pick thanks to his power and improved performance.
10 635 Oakland Athletics Michael Anarumo LHP LeMoyne N.Y.
11 636 Toronto Blue Jays Chris Marlowe RHP Navarro (Texas) JC Texas
Marlowe may be just 6 feet and 175 pounds, but he has big-time arm speed. He routinely works at 91-93 mph, tops out at 94 and has a feel for spinning a hard curveball. Those two pitches have allowed him to overwhelm hitters this spring, as he led all juco pitchers by averaging 17.3 strikeouts per nine innings through mid-May. He originally arrived at Navarro as a shortstop, so he's still a work in progress on the mound. Though his delivery is relatively smooth, he battles his command at times. An Oklahoma State recruit, Marlowe will pitch in the Prospect League this summer if a team wants to get more looks at him.
12 637 Cincinnati Reds Josh Smith RHP Lipscomb Tenn.
13 638 Chicago White Sox Tyler Jones RHP Madison (Wis.) JC Wis.
Righthander Jones was the ace of the Madison JC team that advanced to the Division II Junior College World Series for the first time since 2005. He has a good body (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) and curveball, and he'll show a 90 mph fastball in the early innings. His velocity drops off quickly, so he'll either have to get stronger or move to the bullpen in pro ball.
14 639 Milwaukee Brewers Kevin Shackelford RHP Marshall W.Va.
15 640 Chicago Cubs Cody Cox RHP Grassfield HS, Chesapeake, Va. Va.
Cox was gaining momentum as the draft approached. He was on follow lists going into the spring, but he wasn't a priority because he had pitched mostly in the mid-80s. Before his team was eliminated in the district playoffs, however, Cox was sitting 89-90 mph and touching 93 with his fastball thanks to a quick arm. His secondary stuff is all right and needs the refinements typical of a high school arm. Cox offers plenty of projection at a lanky 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, and he has a lot of moving parts in his delivery. He could go from rounds 6-10, but scouts didn't have a good read on what it would take to steer him away from his commitment to Old Dominion.
16 641 Tampa Bay Rays Adam Liberatore LHP Tennessee Tech Tenn.
Liberatore, who is coming off Tommy John surgery last April, touched the low 90s last year before getting hurt and was pitching in the upper 80s this season while touching 92.
17 642 Seattle Mariners Luke Guarnaccia C St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale Fla.
18 643 Detroit Tigers James Meador 1B San Diego Calif.
Senior outfielder Meador returned to USD after last year's draft. A compact righthanded hitter with pop in his bat, Meador is a bit unpolished as a defender but has a track record for hitting--he's batted at least .374 each of the last three seasons.
19 644 Atlanta Braves William Beckwith 1B Wallace State (Ala.) CC Ala.
20 645 Minnesota Twins Nathan Fawbush RHP Georgia Perimeter JC Ga.
Fawbush is the more conventional prospect and touched 90-91 mph after moving to the bullpen. He's projectable and skinny at 6-foot-7 and 185 pounds with wide shoulders. He wore down as a starter due to his lack of strength. He does throw strikes and did a better job of staying tall in his delivery after moving to relief than he did earlier in the season.
21 646 Texas Rangers Joe Van Meter RHP Virginia Commonwealth Va.
Van Meter has shown power at the plate and a good arm at third base, but scouts like him on the mound. He's a natural thrower who can pitch in low 90s without much effort. In the fall he touched 94 and 95 mph, but he hasn't shown it this spring and sometimes threw in the mid-80s. He's unpolished because he doesn't have a lot of experience as a pitcher, so he would be a project. His secondary stuff is below-average. He won't go in the first 10 rounds, but a team might take a chance on him late with an eye toward making him a reliever.
22 647 Florida Marlins Ken Toves LHP New Mexico N.M.
23 648 San Francisco Giants Zach Arneson RHP Cal State Bakersfield Calif.
24 649 St. Louis Cardinals Josh Lucas RHP State JC of Florida Fla. $100,000
The Manatees could have a third player drafted in 6-foot-6, 185-pound righthander Lucas, who is projectable and sits at 88 mph with his fastball.
25 650 Colorado Rockies Chris Giovinazzo OF UCLA Calif.
26 651 Philadelphia Phillies Jonathan Musser RHP Dowling Catholic HS, West Des Moines, Iowa Iowa $300,000
Musser is leaner (205 pounds) and less physical than Jon Keller, but he's more polished. He usually pitches in the high 80s and throws his curveball and changeup for strikes. His status is in question, as he wasn't ready for the start of Dowling Catholic's season in late May because he had a shoulder injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined.
27 652 Los Angeles Dodgers Noel Cuevas OF Universidad Interamericana (P.R.) JC-Arecibo P.R. $100,000
A year older than most as the rare junior college prospect from Puerto Rico, 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cuevas offers intriguing raw power. He has holes in his swing, so his thump doesn't always show up in games, but he can put on a show in batting practice. He's an above-average runner but has a below-average arm, meaning he's likely destined for left field. He's a hard worker with great makeup, and like many players from Puerto Rico just needs to get more at-bats and learn how to handle better pitching.
28 653 Boston Red Sox Mason Justice RHP Holland Hall, Tulsa, Okla. Okla.
29 654 Los Angeles Angels Gary Mitchell OF Neumann (Pa.) Pa.
30 655 New York Yankees Dustin Hobbs RHP Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.