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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 746 Washington Nationals Christian Meza LHP Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif.
2 747 Pittsburgh Pirates Casey Sadler RHP Western Oklahoma State JC Okla. $100,000
3 748 Baltimore Orioles Vinny Zazueta SS Arizona Western JC Ariz.
4 749 Kansas City Royals Buddy Sosnoskie OF Virginia Tech Va.
5 750 Cleveland Indians Jay Gause RHP West Brunswick HS, Northwest Shallotte, N.C. N.C.
Gause started well and has a 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame that produces three solid-average pitches when he's at his best. His fastball has touched 94 and sits at 89-92 mph when he's right. He has shown the hand speed to spin a breaking ball, with a curve that has flashed above-average, and he has a decent changeup. Gause's performance and stuff suffered after a mid-April start when he reportedly exceeded 150 pitches. He's a North Carolina State recruit, and scouts weren't sure what to make of his stock as the draft approached because he hadn't been at his best after his long outing.
6 751 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Talley LHP The Citadel S.C.
7 752 New York Mets Peter Birdwell RHP Vanguard (Calif.) Calif.
8 753 Houston Astros Rodney Quintero RHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla. $150,000
Chipola's top arm is now Cuban defector Quintero, a freshman who is raw but has intriguing arm strength, touching the mid-90s with his fastball.
9 754 San Diego Padres Josue Montanez LHP Ramon Vila Mayo HS, San Juan, P.R. P.R.
10 755 Oakland Athletics Josh Whitaker 3B Kennesaw State Ga.
11 756 Toronto Blue Jays Brando Tessar RHP Chaminade College Prep, West Hills, Calif. Calif.
Brando Tessar of Chaminade Prep is a showcase regular with fine speed, clocking around 6.72 seconds in the 60. A multi-position player, his best spot may be in the outfield but his bat will need to improve. He and righthander Jimmy Sherfy are headed to Oregon.
12 757 Cincinnati Reds Daniel Renken RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
For three years, righthander Renken has been a mainstay in Cal State Fullerton's weekend rotation. Early struggles this season got him bumped out of his usual Friday starter role by sophomore Noe Ramirez, but Renken settled into the Saturday starter's job and performed well. He was 10-2, 3.96 in 86 innings heading into regionals. No one would call Renken's delivery a work of art. His motion is funky, with an elaborate backswing in which he wraps the ball well behind his back leg. Renken then jumps at the hitter, appearing to decelerate his arm and push the ball toward the plate. While not overpowering, Renken gets good movement on his pitchers and has good secondary stuff, making him effective when his command is right. His fastball sits at 88-89 mph and can touch 91 with decent sink. His slider is a nice pitch with late break, but his best offering is his changeup, which drops suddenly and is hard for the hitter to recognize. He'll throw it to any hitter in any count. Renken has a tall and lean pitcher's frame and profiles as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
13 758 Chicago White Sox Ethan Wilson SS Indiana Ind.
14 759 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Shaw SS Barry (Fla.) Fla.
Barry has another potential D-II position draftee in senior Nick Shaw, a shortstop who walked 49 times this year, the first time he failed to draw 50 walks in a season. Shaw lacks power but can handle the bat and has good offensive instincts. He's a fringy runner and fits better at second base than as at short but should be a nice senior sign.
15 760 Chicago Cubs Eric Rice RHP Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
16 761 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Spann LHP Columbia (Tenn.) Central HS Tenn.
17 762 Seattle Mariners Ernesto Zaragoza RHP Kaiser HS, Fontana, Calif. Calif.
18 763 Detroit Tigers Shawn Teufel LHP Liberty Va.
19 764 Atlanta Braves Dan Jurik RHP St. John Fisher (N.Y.) N.Y.
20 765 Minnesota Twins Andy Leer SS Mary (N.D.) N.D.
21 766 Texas Rangers Kendall Radcliffe OF Morgan Park HS, Chicago Ill.
22 767 Florida Marlins Mike Ojala RHP Rice Texas
Righthander Mike Ojala had a chance to go in the top five rounds of the 2009 draft, but that went by the wayside when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He postponed Tommy John surgery until after the season, winning games in the Conference USA tournament and the regionals before going under the knife. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has made a swift comeback, regaining his trademark hammer curveball and his 87-91 mph fastball. His curve is good enough that it alone could make him an effective big league reliever. After turning down the Brewers as a 34th-round pick a year ago, he could go in the top 10 rounds as a quality senior sign.
23 768 San Francisco Giants Brett Krill OF UCLA Calif.
Krill possesses a big league corner outfielder's frame at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. For a big man, he runs well and has a decent arm, but his bat rarely fulfilled its promise in previous seasons, as he didn't even homer and got just 38 at-bats in his first two years at Westwood. He made noticeable strides at bat in 2010. In a game against Southern California, Krill blasted a mammoth home run that cleared both the center-field fence and the tall hitting backdrop at UCLA's ballpark. For some scouts, Krill is still a tease, as he was batting just .297/.359/.480 with six homers this season. His intriguing package of size and tools gives him a shot at a single-digit round, though.
24 769 St. Louis Cardinals Richard Mendoza RHP Isabel Flores HS, Juncos, P.R. P.R.
25 770 Colorado Rockies Kenny Roberts LHP Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
26 771 Philadelphia Phillies Matt Hutchison RHP Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
27 772 Los Angeles Dodgers Chance Gilmore OF Coastal Carolina S.C.
28 773 Boston Red Sox Tyler Lockwood RHP Texas Christian Texas
29 774 Los Angeles Angels A.J. Schugel 3B Central Arizona JC Ariz.
Schugel is an interesting case. He's an infielder, but profiles better as a pro as a pitcher. He doesn't pitch in college because he just doesn't have the feel for it. He'll throw a good bullpen session, sitting 92-93 mph, but is more of a thrower than a pitcher. His father Jeff is a scout for the Angels, so many scouts believe that's where he'll wind up. If he doesn't sign, he'll transfer to New Mexico.
30 775 New York Yankees Casey Stevenson 2B UC Irvine Calif.