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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 686 Washington Nationals Colin Bates RHP North Carolina N.C.
2 687 Pittsburgh Pirates Jared Lakind 1B Cypress Woods HS, Cypress, Texas Texas $400,000
Lakind entered the spring rated as one of the top prep hitters in the Lone State State. His stock dipped somewhat as some scouts questioned his bat speed, but he's a 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefthanded hitter who could develop intriguing power if he adds loft to swing. He had committed to Arkansas.
3 688 Baltimore Orioles Chris Clinton OF Eckerd (Fla.) Fla.
4 689 Kansas City Royals Steven Neff LHP South Carolina S.C.
5 690 Cleveland Indians Tony Dischler RHP Louisiana State-Eunice JC La. $255,000
Dischler got strafed for a 9.64 ERA in 19 innings at Louisiana-Monroe as a freshman in 2009, but he caught the eye of scouts with a strong summer in the New York Collegiate League. He opted to transfer to a junior college to become eligible for the 2010 draft, ultimately choosing Louisiana State-Eunice over Chipola (Fla.). Dischler quickly became the ace a Bengals team that would win its third Division II juco national championship, touching 96-97 mph in the fall and working at 91-94 mph this spring. He has a lean 6-foot-3, 198-pound frame and an arm that generates velocity with ease. The key for Dischler will be refining his secondary pitches, and his success doing so will determine if he's ultimately a starter or a reliever. His 82-84 mph slider has depth at times, but it's more often flat. His changeup similarly has promise but lacks consistency. He has committed to Louisiana-Lafayette for 2011 but is expected to turn pro as a third- to fifth-rounder.
6 691 Arizona Diamondbacks Roberto Padilla LHP Ohlone (Calif.) JC Calif.
Early in the spring, Ohlone lefthander Padilla was creating a lot of buzz off a good freshman season and the development of his fastball velocity and usable breaking ball. Padilla also finished well, beating El Camino JC in the opener of the state's final four championship round. He has a chance to be a complete lefthander, with a nice repertoire and projectable frame. His fastball has been up to 91 mph but his stuff fell off this spring, most often in the 85-88 mph range. His changeup projects as an above-average pitch at times, though it can be too firm. His curveball now projects as an average pitch. He has a short backside arm action that can be tough to pick up, and when spotting his fastball he is effective with the fastball/changeup combination. He has signed with San Jose State, where former Ohlone coach Tom Kunis is the pitching coach.
7 692 New York Mets Drew Martinez OF Memphis Tenn.
8 693 Houston Astros Adam Bailey OF Nebraska Neb.
Adam Bailey began his college career as a pitcher at Arizona State and played both ways at South Mountain (Ariz.) CC before becoming predominantly an outfielder at Nebraska. A 6-foot-1, 201-pounder, he offers bat speed and lefthanded power. He led the Cornhuskers with 12 homers in 2009 and 18 this spring, though he sometimes struggles against good velocity. Bailey has arm strength, but his lack of speed likely will relegate him to left field as a pro.
9 694 San Diego Padres Xorge Carrillo C Arizona State Ariz.
Catcher Carrillo has been drafted twice, but a forearm injury limited him to just 34 at-bats this season.
10 695 Oakland Athletics Zach Thornton RHP Oregon Ore.
Righthander Thornton is a 6-foot-4, 210 pound senior who wears size 17 shoes and has a funky, low three-quarters arm action. Early in the year his sinking fastball sat around 90-93 mph, though later he was more 86-88. He has the best changeup and command on the Oregon staff, but his breaking ball is nothing special.
11 696 Toronto Blue Jays Angel Gomez OF Maria Cruz Buitrago HS, San Lorenzo, P.R. P.R.
Angel Gomez is a strong, 6-foot-2, 170-pound switch-hitter with some power. He has played right field and third base, but profiles as a left fielder because he's not a standout runner or thrower. He has a slight uppercut to his swing and can get a little long, but the ball jumps off his bat when he makes contact.
12 697 Cincinnati Reds Randy Fontanez RHP South Florida Fla.
13 698 Chicago White Sox Austin Evans RHP Tampa Fla.
14 699 Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Bernal RHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
15 700 Chicago Cubs Matt Loosen RHP Jacksonville Fla.
16 701 Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Patterson 1B Auburn Ala.
Patterson was slugging .769 thanks to 16 home runs in 114 at-bats. A 24th-round pick in 2007 out of high school (White Sox), Patterson had a tough college career, struggling with defensive fundamentals, nagging injuries and contact. He had struck out in 33 percent of his at-bats over three seasons. While Patterson runs well, including a 6.8-second 60 time on scout day, he's a poor left fielder who takes bad routes to the ball, and he has played almost exclusively at DH for Auburn this season. He could still go with a single-digit pick thanks to his strength and bat speed, which give him greater raw power than anyone else on his team.
17 702 Seattle Mariners Jandy Sena RHP Miami (no school) Fla.
18 703 Detroit Tigers Dominic Ficociello SS Fullerton (Calif.) Union HS Calif.
Ficociello got off to a slow start to the showcase circuit last summer before breaking out with a five-hit performance during the Area Code Games in Long Beach. He drew more attention with a long, wood-bat home run off a 90 mph Cody Buckel fastball in the Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star game in November at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. A switch-hitter, Ficociello has a level swing from the right side, producing more of a line-drive effect, and a sweeping uppercut from the left, producing more fly-ball power. He does an excellent job of accelerating the bat head at contact, giving him unusual power for a 6-foot-3, 170-pounder. Ficociello has experienced an uneven 2010 season overall, though. He began in blazing fashion, belting four homers in his club's first six games before being suspended for venturing too far out of his dugout to celebrate a teammate's home run. He slumped badly afterward but rebounded in April with an enormous home run during a Lions Tournament game. He has intriguing raw power and offensive potential, which comes in handy considering his below-average speed (7.2 seconds over 60 yards) will prompt a move to third base as a pro. Defensively, Ficociello has an average arm and admirable fielding skills. He frustrates scouts with his lack of concentration in the field, which causes him to make silly errors that could be easily eliminated. However, they may be willing to put up with it because Ficociello's bat has the potential of becoming extraordinary. One observer noted his 400-foot smash at the Flores game and wondered, "When he is 25 years old and 20 pounds heavier, where would that ball have gone?"
19 704 Atlanta Braves Evan Gattis C Texas-Permian Basin Texas
20 705 Minnesota Twins Dallas Gallant RHP Sam Houston State Texas $122,500
Righthander Dallas Gallant had a breakout summer as a Cape Cod League reliever in 2009, showing a low-90s fastball and low-80s slider that figured to get him picked in the top five rounds of the 2010 draft. But when he returned to the Sam Houston State rotation this spring, he wasn't the same pitcher. He went 3-8, 4.82 and worked mostly with an upper-80s heater and a diminished slider. The 6-foot-3, 193-pounder throws across his body, which gives his pitches life but also makes them harder to control. A team that believes in what it saw in the Cape still could take him in the first 10 rounds and return him to the bullpen.
21 706 Texas Rangers Andres Perez-Lobo RHP Columbus HS, Miami Fla.
22 707 Florida Marlins Blake Treinen RHP South Dakota State S.D.
Treinen didn't play in an official game in the first three years of his college career, serving a stint on the junior varsity team at NAIA Baker (Kan.), not playing baseball at Arkansas and sitting out 2009 at South Dakota State after transferring. He has been a revelation this spring, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound righthander with a fastball that tops out at 94 mph. He's still learning to pitch, so his hard breaking pitches and command need refinement, but he has more potential than the typical Dakotas prospect. He went 7-0 in the regular season before Oral Roberts routed him with 14 runs in four innings in the Summit League tournament.
23 708 San Francisco Giants Alec Asher RHP Lakeland (Fla.) HS Fla.
24 709 St. Louis Cardinals Dyllon Nuernberg RHP Western Nevada CC Nev.
25 710 Colorado Rockies Bruce Kern RHP St. John's N.Y.
Kern, a righthander, has decent stuff and feel for pitching but has posted ERAs above 6.00 in back-to-back years in the Johnnies' weekend rotation. His four-pitch mix includes an 88-91 mph fastball, a changeup with good depth and arm speed that he uses as an out-pitch, a slider and a 12-to-6 curveball. His curveball has good break, but he does not command it as well as the fringy slider. Because of his changeup, Kern has more success against lefthanded hitters. Kern is undersized at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds and is likely to wind up in the bullpen, where his fastball could play up. As a senior sign, he could be drafted as high as the 10th- to 15th-round range but is more likely to go around the 20th. He helped himself against Louisville in the Big East tournament, working at 89-92 with good life.
26 711 Philadelphia Phillies Jake Borup RHP Arizona State Ariz.
Righthander Borup is a draft-eligible sophomore who is already 23 after spending two years on a Mormon mission. He throws his fastball in the 89-92 mph range with a 79-81 mph slider and a good feel for a changeup. He throws all his pitches for strikes and has a good pitcher's frame at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds.
27 712 Los Angeles Dodgers B.J. LaRosa C Bucknell Pa.
28 713 Boston Red Sox Austin Wright LHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
29 714 Los Angeles Angels Michael Bolaski 3B Hanks HS, El Paso Texas
30 715 New York Yankees Shane Brown C Central Florida Fla.
Versatile UCF senior Brown also should go out in the 15th-20th round as a future utility player. He caught in high school, is serviceable at second base and the outfield, and handles the bat.