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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 776 Washington Nationals Chris Manno LHP Duke N.C.
2 777 Pittsburgh Pirates Brandon Pierce RHP Gunter (Texas) HS Texas
3 778 Baltimore Orioles Austin Goolsby C Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Fla.
4 779 Kansas City Royals Gates Dooley RHP Henderson State (Ark.) Ark.
5 780 Cleveland Indians Ben Lively RHP Gulf Breeze (Fla.) HS Fla.
6 781 Arizona Diamondbacks Yazy Arbelo 1B Keystone (Pa.) Pa.
7 782 New York Mets Jet Butler SS Mississippi State Miss.
8 783 Houston Astros Alex Sogard LHP North Carolina State N.C.
Senior lefty Sogard came on strong late in the year as he got more distance from offseason shoulder surgery, and he wound up starting twice in the ACC tournament. He was at his best in a late-season start against High Point, hitting 94 mph and showing a power curveball. Sogard went just 2-2, 5.26 and got hammered early, and he's a fifth-year senior who's already 22.
9 784 San Diego Padres Cory Hahn OF Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. Calif.
10 785 Oakland Athletics Jake Brown LHP Georgia Southern Ga.
11 786 Toronto Blue Jays Jay Johnson LHP Texas Tech Texas
Jay Johnson posted an 8.26 ERA with more walks than strikeouts (50-49 in 57 innings) in his first season at Texas Tech, and he has three elbow surgeries (Tommy John in 2004, cleanups in 2005 and 2008) on his medical history. But scouts still are interested in him because he's a lefthander with late armside run on a 91-95 mph fastball. Six-foot-1 and 214 pounds, he throws from a low arm slot and uses a sweeping slider as his second pitch. He agreed to terms with the Orioles as a 25th-round pick out of Lethbridge (Alberta) CC last year, but flunked his physical.
Johnson signed for a $20,000 bonus on July 1, but the Blue Jays later voided his contract.
12 787 Cincinnati Reds Ty Stuckey LHP Houston Texas
13 788 Chicago White Sox Kevin Rath LHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
14 789 Milwaukee Brewers Daniel Gibson LHP Jesuit HS, Tampa Fla.
Gibson led Tampa's Jesuit High to the state championship game at Florida's 4-A classification, where they lost to Nick Castellanos and Archbishop McCarthy. Gibson had won his previous four starts in the playoffs, and the Florida recruit kept climbing up draft boards as he pitched well. Prior to the state title tilt, Gibson was 14-0 and had allowed just 13 hits and two earned runs in 21 playoff innings, before giving up three runs in six-plus innings in the title game. Gibson has excellent size at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, and he maintains his solid-average stuff. His fastball usually sits in the 87-91 mph range, but he attracted more scouting attention by bumping up his velocity in shorter outings, at times reaching 94 mph. While his breaking ball and changeup flash potential, the slider ranks ahead of his changeup presently. Gibson isn't afraid to use any of the three and has better pitchability than most of his prep peers in Florida. His competitiveness, body and polished repertoire, as well as his jump in velocity, had some clubs pushing him into the first five rounds, especially in a draft short on lefthanders. Others believe more in the velocity they've seen over Gibson's career rather than the recent spike and see him as a solid, rather than spectacular arm. His signability will likely determine whether he goes in the first 200 picks.
15 790 Chicago Cubs Danny Muno SS Fresno State Calif.
Fresno State middle infielder Muno, the younger brother of San Diego infielder Kevin Muno, was the leadoff man and shortstop for the Bulldogs' surprise 2008 College World Series championship team as a freshman. Muno is a very good baseball player with athletic ability, the type of player who plays above his tools. Offensively he profiles best as a two-hole or even leadoff hitter with his good plate discipline and ability to steal some bags. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Muno is a switch-hitter with well-below-average home run power, but he'll get his fair share of doubles and an occasional triple while profiling as an average hitter thanks to good plate discipline. At Fresno, he had a sterling 160-108 walk-strikeout ratio. Defensively, he is capable of playing either spot up the middle and will be at least an average defender. In some respects he compares with Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts.
16 791 Tampa Bay Rays Justin Woodall LHP Alabama Ala.
17 792 Seattle Mariners Robbie Anston OF Boston College Mass.
Anston makes the most of his average speed on the basepaths and in center field, where he is a slightly above-average defender with a below-average arm. He has a blue-collar approach and is a tough out at the plate, though scouts don't care for his set-up, which involves the barrel of his bat pointing at the pitcher when he starts his swing. He lacks power and could be overmatched by better pitching, however.
18 793 Detroit Tigers Jeff Ferrell RHP Pitt (N.C.) CC N.C.
19 794 Atlanta Braves Jonathan Burns RHP St. Edward's (Texas) Texas
20 795 Minnesota Twins Kelly Cross C Pearland (Texas) HS Texas $100,000
21 796 Texas Rangers Chase Johnson RHP Fallbrook (Calif.) HS Calif.
22 797 Florida Marlins Todd Muecklisch SS Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
23 798 San Francisco Giants Jeff Arnold C Louisville Ky.
24 799 St. Louis Cardinals Victor Sanchez 1B San Diego Calif.
Sanchez looked like a potential first-rounder as a freshman, but injuries (particularly to his shoulder) and inconsistency have plagued him in the past two seasons. While he frequently plays DH or first base instead of third, Sanchez has power in his sweet swing, and a club may take a gamble on him as the Cubs did in 2007 in the 25th round.
25 800 Colorado Rockies Jacob Tanis 3B Mercer Ga.
26 801 Philadelphia Phillies Chris Duffy OF Central Florida Fla.
No college player in Florida produced this spring like Central Florida's Chris Duffy, a bad-bodied senior who was an unsigned ninth-rounder out of high school in 2006. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound left fielder has put on weight since high school and hit 22 home runs in his first three seasons, then had an amazing senior year, batting .447/.539/.850 with a school-record 21 home runs. Duffy has excellent strength and enough bat speed to handle velocity and should be a middle-of-the-lineup threat in the minor leagues.
27 802 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Schebler OF Des Moines Area CC Iowa $300,000
28 803 Boston Red Sox Dillon Overton LHP Weatherford (Okla.) HS Okla.
Overton is a classic projection lefthander. He carries just 170 pounds on his 6-foot-2, 170-pound frame, yet he'll flash a 90-91 mph fastball for a couple of innings. His velocity drops off afterward, something he can address by adding more strength. He also has a good curveball. Rainouts helped him start all three of Weatherford High's playoff wins en route to the 4-A state title.
29 804 Los Angeles Angels Dakota Robinson LHP Centenary La.
30 805 New York Yankees R.J. Hively RHP Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif.
Santa Ana JC has produced many fine players, among them Braves pitching star Kris Medlen. Rigthander Hively, a tall and rangy righthander, may follow in that tradition. He smoothly delivers a 88-89 mph fastball from a frame that promises more velocity in the future.