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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 806 Washington Nationals Sean Hoelscher RHP Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas
2 807 Pittsburgh Pirates Kevin Kleis RHP Grossmont (Calif.) JC Calif.
3 808 Baltimore Orioles Austin Urban RHP Richland HS, Johnstown, Pa. Pa.
One scout called Urban "the flavor of the month" in April, when his fastball jumped into the 89-93 mph range with sink and occasional cut. He pitched mostly at 90-91 through the spring. Urban is not overly physical at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, and his long, loose, one-piece arm action evokes Jered Weaver, but with a higher slot. He flirts with a plus fastball, and the rest of his repertoire needs refinement. He'll flash a slightly above-average slider every half-dozen times he throws it, but he's still learning to command the pitch--not surprising considering he has pitched for just two years. He slows his arm speed to throw his changeup, yet it still comes out too hard. He has an even demeanor and plenty of potential, and a club could make a run at him in the top 10 rounds, but he's more likely headed to Penn State.
4 809 Kansas City Royals Jose Rodriguez OF Miami Dade JC Fla.
5 810 Cleveland Indians Jeff Schaus OF Clemson S.C.
Schaus has been a middle-of-the-order force since his freshman season thanks to a solid, strong swing. His actions are a bit stiff and he lacks great athleticism. His patient approach, average hitting ability and average power will have to be his calling card.
6 811 Arizona Diamondbacks Niko Gallego 2B UCLA Calif.
7 812 New York Mets Todd Weldon RHP Wayland Baptist (Texas) Texas
8 813 Houston Astros Jacke Healey SS Youngstown State Ohio
9 814 San Diego Padres Matt Branham RHP South Carolina-Upstate S.C.
10 815 Oakland Athletics Seth Frankoff RHP UNC Wilmington N.C.
Frankoff has touched 93 mph as a set-up man.
11 816 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Arce C Lakeland (Fla.) HS Fla.
Scouts do agree that Seminoles signee Eric Arce is the top hitter of the bunch, with a polished approach and good plate discipline, allowing him to get to his solid raw power. Arce's a decent receiver, while his arm rates well-below-average. He's unlikely to catch as a pro, and scouts wonder what other position he could play. At 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, he's an unlikely fit for first base. The 18-year-old also was suspended after he was arrested in April on charges of lewd battery and lewd molestation, in connection with an incident involving an 14-year-old girl. He returned to action when prosecutors dropped the case. The whole package might lead him to Florida State, where he could hit in the middle of the lineup immediately.
12 817 Cincinnati Reds Joel Bender LHP Oak Hills HS, Cincinnati Ohio
Bender pitched at 85-88 mph and couldn't find his breaking ball in front of an audience of crosscheckers at midseason. He was back up to 88-91 mph and flashed an effective curveball before coming down with a mild case of tendinitis at the end of the spring. but the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder likely is headed to Louisville.
13 818 Chicago White Sox Pete Gehle LHP Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Calif.
14 819 Milwaukee Brewers Alex Jones RHP Jacksonville State Ala.
15 820 Chicago Cubs Bryan Harper LHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev.
Lefthander Bryan Harper will probably always be known as Bryce's brother. He had a forgettable freshman season at Cal State Northridge in 2009, going 0-4, 6.68 with 15 strikeouts and 22 walks over 32 innings. He showed a jump in his velocity this season, sitting at 88-91 mph and dialing it up to 93-94 on occasion. He has a 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame, but doesn't always use his height to his advantage. He worked hard to have better body control with his delivery and the results have shown up with better command. Like his brother, he's a fiery competitor. Harper profiles as a 6th-10th-round talent, but could be taken higher by the Nationals, who may want to keep the two together. He will almost certainly bypass his commitment to South Carolina to go pro.
16 821 Tampa Bay Rays Chris Winder OF Odessa (Texas) JC Texas
17 822 Seattle Mariners Nick Fleece RHP Texas A&M Texas
18 823 Detroit Tigers Les Smith OF Meramec (Mo.) CC Mo.
Smith batted .284 with nine homers as a Louisiana-Lafayette freshman last spring before transferring to Meramec CC for 2010. His best assets are his strong 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame, his bat speed from the left side of the plate and his plus arm strength. There's some effort to his game and he's a below-average runner, but he's expected to go high enough in the draft to get him to forgo a commitment to Mississippi for next year.
19 824 Atlanta Braves Willie Kempf RHP Baylor Texas
20 825 Minnesota Twins Brandon Henderson OF Fresno CC Calif.
21 826 Texas Rangers Alex Claudio LHP Isabel Flores HS, Juncos, P.R. P.R.
Claudio is a string bean at 6-foot-3 and 160 pounds, but scouts see projection in his build. He has a quiet, controlled delivery and currently sits 84-85 mph, touching 87. His changeup is a decent pitch now, while his curveball is a little loopy and needs to be tightened up. If Claudio puts some meat on his bones and the added strength shows up on the mound, he could have a chance.
22 827 Florida Marlins Brandon Cunniff RHP Cal State San Bernardino Calif.
23 828 San Francisco Giants Eric Sim C South Florida Fla.
24 829 St. Louis Cardinals Aiden Lucas RHP Denison (Ohio) Ohio
25 830 Colorado Rockies Blake Keitzman LHP Western Oregon Ore.
Lefthander Keitzman was a 15th-round draft pick by the Mariners last year Keitzman after his velocity jumped from 84-85 to 87-90 mph, even though he was pitching on a sore knee. He chose to return to school and held the 87-90 mph velocity all year. He also throws a slider and a changeup, and he can command all three pitches. Keitzman can vary his delivery between three different arm slots.
26 831 Philadelphia Phillies Matt Payton 2B Western Kentucky Ky.
27 832 Los Angeles Dodgers Yimy Rodriguez RHP Peru State (Neb.) Neb.
28 833 Boston Red Sox Jay Gonzalez OF Freedom HS, Orlando Fla.
29 834 Los Angeles Angels Brandon Decker OF Valdosta State (Ga.) Ga.
30 835 New York Yankees Martin Viramontes RHP Loyola Marymount Calif.
Loyola Marymount rigthander Martin Viramontes is an imposing physical specimen whose results have yet to equal his ability. His power fastball sits at 92-94 mph and often peaks at 95-96, and he adds a curveball and changeup with splitter action. Both of those offerings have potential, but Viramontes throws only about 20 percent of his curves for a strikes. He has never performed at a consistent level, with his career interrupted by an elbow injury in 2009 that forced him to take a medical redshirt after pitching six innings. Viramontes went 4-7, 7.53 this season and gave up 39 extra-base hits (including eight home runs) in 72 innings. Most of his struggles can be traced to mechanical issues. He can't find a consistent arm slot, affecting both the command and velocity of his pitches. He's advised by Boras Corp. and could be a tough sign. Viramontes could easily evolve into a closer, particularly if he solves his command issues.