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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 656 Washington Nationals Cameron Selik RHP Kansas Kan.
2 657 Pittsburgh Pirates Adalberto Santos 2B Oregon State Ore.
3 658 Baltimore Orioles Tanner Murphy C Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
4 659 Kansas City Royals Tyler Graham RHP Nevada Nev.
5 660 Cleveland Indians Nate Striz RHP North Carolina N.C.
Injury-prone righty Striz, an unsigned fifth-round pick out of high school, still touches 94 mph at times, even coming off shoulder surgery. He hasn't earned innings this spring even though the Tar Heels' bullpen struggled all year.
6 661 Arizona Diamondbacks Jeremy Erben RHP Oklahoma Okla.
Erben throws hard (91-92 to 94 mph) and can work multiple innings. He also throws a hard curveball.
7 662 New York Mets Brandon Brown SS South Alabama Ala.
8 663 Houston Astros Zach Dygert C Ball State Ind.
9 664 San Diego Padres Tyler Stubblefield 2B Kennesaw State Ga.
10 665 Oakland Athletics Mike Strong LHP Oklahoma State Okla.
Lefthander Mike Strong was Oklahoma State's most effective starter after transferring from Iowa Western CC. He's 6 feet and 184 pounds, with a quick arm capable of delivering 90-92 mph fastballs and hard curveballs. The White Sox drafted him in the 25th round last year.
11 666 Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Westlake OF Vanderbilt Tenn.
Westlake stepped in for Casali behind the plate in 2009 but is too big to catch every day. The Californian also has played in the outfield but looks like a better fit at first base, where he's an average fielder. He wavers from too passive to too aggressive at the plate, making him streaky. He has good raw power and led the Commodores with 12 home runs, half of them in conference play. His bat could sneak him into the 10th round.
12 667 Cincinnati Reds Kurt Muller OF Iowa Iowa
13 668 Chicago White Sox Ozney Guillen OF Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. Fla.
14 669 Milwaukee Brewers Kevin Berard C Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. La.
15 670 Chicago Cubs Jeff Vigurs C Bryant R.I.
Vigurs helped lead Bryant to the Northeast Conference title in its first year in the league. His defense stands out more than his questionable lefthanded bat, though he has a disciplined approach and uses all fields. Vigurs is a good receiver with a strong arm, quick release and good footwork.
16 671 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Koch C Loyola Marymount Calif.
Loyola Marymount's Matt Koch, whose older brother Brady played for the Lions from 2001-2004, emerged as the team's best power hitter this season with 15 home runs. The redshirt sophomore's defensive skills as a catcher are not outstanding, but his raw power may appeal to clubs seeking a backstop with pop.
17 672 Seattle Mariners Steve Landazuri RHP Carter HS, Rialto, Calif. Calif.
18 673 Detroit Tigers Jake Hernandez C Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Calif.
Jake Hernandez, a Southern California recruit, is a solid, workmanlike receiver with a classic strong catcher's frame and quality catching skills. He's not a great athlete, recording only a 7.30-second time in the 60-yard dash and a 25.2-inch vertical leap at last year's Area Code Games. His showcase pop times were in the 1.95-2.00-second range, but he lowered those to 1.85-1.90 this spring. His release is quick and his throws have good velocity and straight-line carry. Hernandez is not the smoothest catcher around, but his receiving skills should grade out to major league average. Early on, some scouts dismissed Hernandez's bat as that of a backup catcher, but his bat had come around. In the MLB preseason scouts showcase in February at Compton, he ripped a long wood-bat triple to right-center on a day when pitchers dominated. Hernandez profiles as a reliable catcher defensively, and his ability to start will depend on his progress with the bat.
19 674 Atlanta Braves Jordan Buckley OF New Mexico JC N.M.
New Mexico JC's top prospect is outfielder Jordan Buckley. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Buckley is a former wide receiver at Blinn (Texas) JC, and this was his first season focusing solely on baseball. He entered the year expecting to be a fourth outfielder, but ended up starting in right field after the team's regular right fielder went down. He's raw but is a great athlete that scouts can dream on. He has the speed to play center field, and he has an above-average arm. At the plate, Buckley swings and misses a lot, but he has a quick bat and shows power potential. He has a lot of tools but will need time to develop. If he doesn't sign, Baylor has shown interest in him, though he had not made a commitment.
20 675 Minnesota Twins Dillon Moyer SS Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla. Fla.
21 676 Texas Rangers Ben Rowen RHP Virginia Tech Va.
22 677 Florida Marlins Jeremy Heatley RHP Arkansas Ark.
23 678 San Francisco Giants Bobby Haney SS South Carolina S.C.
24 679 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Ramos OF Ohlone (Calif.) JC Calif.
25 680 Colorado Rockies Mark Tracy C Duquesne Pa.
The son of Rockies manager Jim Tracy, Mark spent his freshman year at Pepperdine, appearing in 20 games before opting to transfer to Duquesne. He hit just four home runs in 194 career at-bats entering this spring, but he slugged 12 in 224 at-bats as a senior. Tracy's righthanded swing generates easy raw power, and he can hit quality fastballs, but he swings and misses a lot and will never hit for average. He spent most of this season at first base, where he's a fringy defender, and is capable of filling in behind the plate.
26 681 Philadelphia Phillies Jonathan Paquet RHP St. Lawrence (Quebec) JC Quebec
Righthander Jonathan Paquet, a St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC recruit, was a 46th-round draft pick by the Angels last year. He's 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds with arm strength. His fastball sits in the mid-80s and has been up to 92 mph, though it's a straight fastball that is easy for hitters to see. His curveball is soft and loopy and he hangs it a lot.
27 682 Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Wheeler OF Anderson HS, Austin Texas
28 683 Boston Red Sox Trace Tam Sing 2B Newport HS, Bellevue, Wash. Wash.
Shortstop Trace Tam Sing is an athletic 6 feet and 175 pounds and plays with intensity. He shows aptitude with the bat but takes big hacks, so scouts would like to see him tone down his swing to become a gap-to-gap hitter instead of trying to blast everything out of the ballpark. He's an average runner with good hands and a strong arm at shortstop. Tam Sing is projected as a seventh-10th-rounder, but could be a tough sign in that range because of a strong commitment to Washington State.
29 684 Los Angeles Angels Francis Larson C UC Irvine Calif.
30 685 New York Yankees Trevor Johnson LHP JC of the Desert (Calif.) Calif.