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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 836 Washington Nationals Joey Rapp 1B Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
2 837 Pittsburgh Pirates Zack Powers SS Armwood HS, Seffner, Fla. Fla.
Hard-hitting infielder Powers' best tool matches his last name and he has had some success on the mound.
3 838 Baltimore Orioles Jaime Esquivel RHP South Houston (Texas) HS Texas $225,000
4 839 Kansas City Royals Murray Watts 1B Arkansas State Ark.
5 840 Cleveland Indians DeMarcus Tidwell OF Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
Opposing coaches loved outfielder Tidwell this season, but it was difficult to find a scout who bought into his package. He's a good athlete and was a highly recruited wide receiver out of Grenada (Miss.) High in 2008, but he hasn't shown the speed scouts expected from that profile. Scouts consider him more of an average runner. Tidwell, a 6-foot-3, 180-pounder who bats and throws lefthanded, also was bothered by a hamstring injury this year. He also doesn't have good baseball instincts, running into outs on the bases and struggling to track routine fly balls. He led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in batting and has good bat control, but he did it with an opposite-field approach. Playing every day will help Tidwell learn the game, and if he can add a little strength, trust his hands and start turning on more balls, he could be interesting. He also raised makeup questions when he got suspended from his previous team at Bossier Parish (La.) CC.
6 841 Arizona Diamondbacks Keith Hessler LHP Coastal Carolina S.C.
7 842 New York Mets Jeremy Gould LHP Duke N.C.
8 843 Houston Astros Jason Chowning RHP Oklahoma Okla.
9 844 San Diego Padres Jacoby Almaraz 3B Johnson HS, San Antonio Texas
10 845 Oakland Athletics Ryan Pineda 2B Cal State Northridge Calif.
The Big West's home run leader for much of the year was Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon, but late in the year Cal State Northridge second baseman Pineda passed him. Pineda has offensive instincts, an aggressive swing and an aggressive approach at the plate. He stole 24 bases as a senior but is an average runner.
11 846 Toronto Blue Jays Adaric Kelly RHP Trinity Christian Academy, Lake Worth, Fla. Fla. $250,000
12 847 Cincinnati Reds Chad Rogers RHP Galveston (Texas) CC Texas $100,000
13 848 Chicago White Sox Thomas Windle LHP Osseo (Minn.) HS Minn.
14 849 Milwaukee Brewers Dane Amedee LHP Louisiana State-Eunice JC La.
15 850 Chicago Cubs Joe Zeller RHP The Master's (Calif.) Calif.
16 851 Tampa Bay Rays Julio Espinoza SS Rialto (Calif.) HS Calif.
17 852 Seattle Mariners Tim Griffin RHP Rollins (Fla.) Fla.
18 853 Detroit Tigers Jack Duffey LHP Heritage HS, Newnan, Ga. Ga.
19 854 Atlanta Braves Kyle Mertins RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
20 855 Minnesota Twins Jamaal Hawkins SS Jacksonville Fla.
21 856 Texas Rangers John Kukuruda RHP East Nicolaus HS, Nicolaus, Calif. Calif.
22 857 Florida Marlins Chad Keefer C Louisiana-Lafayette La.
23 858 San Francisco Giants Gaspar Santiago LHP Ranger (Texas) JC Texas
24 859 St. Louis Cardinals Taylor Black SS Kentucky Ky.
25 860 Colorado Rockies Tony Rizzotti RHP Martin HS, Arlington, Texas Texas
26 861 Philadelphia Phillies Brian Pointer OF Galena HS, Reno, Nev. Nev. $350,000
Outfielder Pointer is the best prospect north of Las Vegas. He has a muscular, 6-foot, 190-pound frame and plays the game hard. He bats and throws lefthanded, with a quiet set-up and a smooth swing with loft. He has strength and bat speed, so he projects to hit for power. He could be a single-digit pick and is committed to Oregon State.
27 862 Los Angeles Dodgers Mike Drowne OF Sacred Heart (Conn.) Conn.
28 863 Boston Red Sox Mike Wagner RHP Centennial HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Righthander Wagner has progressed nicely over the past year, and his best pitching is still ahead of him. Last summer he was 85-88 mph and he was mostly 89-92 this year. His breaking ball is improving and he'll mix in an occasional changeup. Wagner has a good pitcher's frame at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds. He is expected to be a tough sign away from San Diego.
29 864 Los Angeles Angels Tim Helton C Upland (Calif.) HS Calif.
30 865 New York Yankees Josh Dezse RHP Olentangy Liberty HS, Powell, Ohio Ohio