Round

Players signed indicated in Bold

Next
Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 866 Washington Nationals Rick Hughes OF Marin (Calif.) CC Calif.
2 867 Pittsburgh Pirates Garret Levsen RHP Sonora HS, La Habra, Calif. Calif.
3 868 Baltimore Orioles Cameron Roth LHP UNC Wilmington N.C.
Roth is a lefty with a strong curveball but command issues.
4 869 Kansas City Royals Alex Marquez C Alfonso Casta Martinez HS, Manaubo, P.R. P.R.
5 870 Cleveland Indians Kirby Bellow LHP Nederland (Texas) HS Texas
6 871 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Floethe RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
7 872 New York Mets Hamilton Bennett LHP Tennessee Wesleyan CC Tenn.
8 873 Houston Astros Broughan Jantz OF Nevada Union HS, Nevada City, Calif. Calif.
9 874 San Diego Padres Mykal Stokes OF Orange Coast (Calif.) CC Calif.
Drafted out of Tustin High School by the Yankees, Orange Coast JC's Mykal Stokes has been viewed as a disappointment by most scouts. He has an ideal frame, a good arm and fine speed,but he has just never produced with the bat.
10 875 Oakland Athletics Zach Hurley OF Ohio State Ohio
11 876 Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Jones OF Long Beach State Calif.
12 877 Cincinnati Reds Adam Muenster 3B Kansas State Kan.
13 878 Chicago White Sox Michael Earley OF Indiana Ind.
14 879 Milwaukee Brewers Dan Britt RHP Elon N.C.
15 880 Chicago Cubs Casey Harman LHP Clemson S.C. $150,000
Harman, miscast as a staff ace, is a solid three-pitch lefthander with steady stuff, including an 85-89 mph fastball with good sink. His straight changeup and slider are fringe-average but play up when he commands the two-seamer.
16 881 Tampa Bay Rays Scott Lawson 2B Miami Fla.
17 882 Seattle Mariners Jon McGibbon 1B Lindenhurst (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
18 883 Detroit Tigers Chris Joyce LHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
Lefthander Chris Joyce came to Central Arizona JC from UC Santa Barbara, where he spent his freshman year but did not pitch because he wasn't eligible academically. He was a 10th-round draft pick by the Dodgers out of high school and won't come close to that this time around. Joyce has a soft, maxed-out body at 6 feet and 190 pounds. He'll start out the game throwing his fastball at 85 mph, and as the game goes on his stuff gets better. That may explain why reports of his velocity fluctuated considerably this spring. Some scouts saw him dial it up to 93 mph, while other saw him in the low 80s. His breaking ball is the same way. Early in the game, it's more of a short cutter, but in the later innings it's more of a true slider. Joyce throws a changeup too, but it's his third-best pitch.
19 884 Atlanta Braves Reid Roper SS Harrisburg (Ill.) HS Ill.
20 885 Minnesota Twins Brian Burke 3B Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
Senior first baseman Burke is regarded as one of the toughest players in the Northwest. Scouts love his makeup and retell the stories of him taking two years off between high school and college to work and help out his family. That makes him older, even for a college prospect, however. The Lancaster, Calif. native played two seasons at Cypress (Calif.) JC and spent last year at Kansas Wesleyan. He can also catch and play third base, so he has a little defensive versatility for a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder. Burke bats and throws righthanded and has some strength, but his swing is also a little stiff.
21 886 Texas Rangers Trae Davis RHP Mexia (Texas) HS Texas
Trae Davis is another stocky righthander with a football background. He's generously listed at 6 feet and 210 pounds and accounted for 40 touchdowns as a quarterback in the fall. Davis helped his cause when he struck out 14 and homered to beat Bullard ace Nick Rumbelow in the second round of the Texas 3-A playoffs. A Baylor recruit, Davis has a 91-94 mph fastball and good mound presence. He shows aptitude for spinning a curveball and has feel for a changeup.
22 887 Florida Marlins Viosergy Rosa 1B Odessa (Texas) JC Texas
23 888 San Francisco Giants Jose Cuevas SS Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
24 889 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Patterson RHP Appalachian State N.C.
25 890 Colorado Rockies Marco Gonzales LHP Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. Colo.
Gonzales's father Frank was a lefthander who spent eight years in the minor leagues, mostly with the Tigers. So it's no surprise that Marco shows a lot of polish and poise on the mound. He has pitched in the team's previous three championship games and threw a three-hitter to beat Wheat Ridge High as a freshman. Gonzales throws mostly in the 85-87 mph range but touched 89 earlier in the year, and scouts believe there's more in the tank. His fastball can get too straight, but he makes up for it with great command. His best pitch is his changeup, which should be an above-average offering. He is able to throw it with the same arm speed and release point as his fastball, which means he can throw it on back-to-back pitches and generate bad swings both times. He's 6 feet and about 180 pounds with a thick lower half. He'll need to improve his breaking ball. If Gonzales doesn't sign, he'll be a two-way player at Gonzaga. He has played first base and the outfield in high school, though is pro future is clearly on the mound.
26 891 Philadelphia Phillies Patrick Lala RHP Kirkwood (Iowa) CC Iowa
27 892 Los Angeles Dodgers Red Patterson RHP Southwestern Oklahoma State Okla.
28 893 Boston Red Sox Paul Davis RHP Pensacola (Fla.) JC Fla.
29 894 Los Angeles Angels Taylor Smith-Brennan 2B Meadowdale HS, Lynnwood, Wash. Wash.
Scouts like to say that if you can play for coach Ed Cheff at Lewis-Clark State, you can play anywhere. That's where shortstop Taylor Brennan is committed, and he fits the mold as a hard-nosed grinder. Scouts liked him as a shortstop last summer, but he bulked up in the fall, adding 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame. He showed improved bat speed and strength as a result, but raised questions about his future position. He's probably no longer a shortstop but still may not have the power for the third base profile. He's an average runner.
30 895 New York Yankees Stewart Ijames OF Louisville Ky.
Louisville outfielder Ijames missed the 2009 season with rotator-cuff problems. He returned to lead the Coastal Plain League with 12 homers last summer, and has 14 more this spring. Of all the Cardinals' hitters, Ijames has the swing best suited for wood bats, and he still has untapped lefty power in his 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame. He has a decent arm, but his below-average speed relegates him to left field. He's a redshirt sophomore, so his extra leverage could make him more difficult to sign.