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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 926 Washington Nationals Jeremy Mayo C Texas Tech Texas
2 927 Pittsburgh Pirates Jason Townsend RHP Alabama Ala.
Townsend threw well at LSU, touching 94, and has a loose arm. Townsend lacks a feel for pitching and a consistent breaking ball.
3 928 Baltimore Orioles Adam Gaylord 3B Stanford Calif.
4 929 Kansas City Royals Parker Bangs RHP South Carolina S.C.
5 930 Cleveland Indians David Goforth RHP Mississippi Miss.
Goforth is Ole Miss' hardest thrower, reaching 95 mph and sitting at 92-94 even as a starter. At 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, the redshirt sophomore has fringy secondary stuff and wasn't fooling anyone this spring, as evidenced by his 1-5, 8.41 numbers. Opponents where hitting .363 with 15 home runs in just 56 innings.
6 931 Arizona Diamondbacks Steven Sultzbaugh OF Rice Texas
7 932 New York Mets Steve Winnick RHP Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) Calif.
8 933 Houston Astros Travis Blankenship LHP Kansas Kan.
9 934 San Diego Padres Oscar Garcia OF Northwestern State La.
10 935 Oakland Athletics Aaron Judge 1B Linden (Calif.) HS Calif.
Six-foot-7, 225-pound Judge is reminiscent of former Astros flamethrower J.R. Richard. One look at Judge and his delivery is enough to hook most scouts, with the feeling they're looking at a future big leaguer. He pounds the bottom of the strike zone with tremendous tilt. His delivery is smooth and hitters tend to swing at his 87-90 mph fastball like it's 93, while his overhand curveball has good spin and late break. With his large hands, Judge has yet to master a changeup grip. He added a split-finger fastball that should be relatively easy for him to pick up. Judge is also a physical righhanded hitter with power and good speed, going down the line in times as low as 4.20 seconds. More scouts like him on the mound. He has committed to Fresno State.
11 936 Toronto Blue Jays Luis Benitez RHP Ashworth HS, Carolina, P.R. P.R.
Benitez is a third baseman and he prefers to be a position player, but scouts like his arm on the mound. He is also just an arm-strength guy at this point, and he can dial it up to 93 mph. His father Luis spent three years in the minor leagues, mostly with the Cubs.
12 937 Cincinnati Reds Dominic D'Anna 1B Cal State Northridge Calif.
13 938 Chicago White Sox Robert Young LHP Dartmouth N.H.
Young, a lefthander, has put up lackluster numbers, going 3-5, 6.79 with 38 strikeouts and 11 walks in 58 innings, but he has a chance to be a late senior sign. Young's older brother Russell was the 2008 Ivy League pitcher of the year for the Big Green and was drafted in the 28th round by the Indians. Young's 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame is durable but maxed out. He throws strikes with a below-average fastball in the 87-90 mph range with a bit of run, an inconsistent curveball and an average changeup that is his go-to pitch against both righties and lefties.
14 939 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Melillo C Elon N.C.
15 940 Chicago Cubs Benito Santiago 1B Lon Morris (Texas) JC Texas
16 941 Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Kiermaier OF Parkland (Ill.) JC Ill.
17 942 Seattle Mariners Jake Schlander SS Stanford Calif.
18 943 Detroit Tigers Matt Little RHP Kentucky Ky.
19 944 Atlanta Braves Jack Reinheimer SS Kell HS, Charlotte N.C.
20 945 Minnesota Twins Mark Payton OF St. Rita HS, Chicago Ill.
Payton presents a quandary for scouts. They love his makeup and energy, and he's not short on tools. He has barreled balls and showed pop with wood bats on the showcase circuit, and he's an above-average runner who plays a fine center field and has a solid arm for the position. The downside is that he's 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, and there simply aren't many big leaguers who look like that. He'd profile better as a second baseman, but he throws lefthanded so that isn't an option. Payton originally committed to Arizona State, though there's a sense now that he'd rather play elsewhere after Sun Devils coach Pat Murphy resigned and the program faces possible NCAA sanctions. The Tigers are rumored to be the team most interested in Payton; Detroit scouting director David Chadd made the diminutive Dustin Pedroia a second-round pick when he worked for the Red Sox.
21 946 Texas Rangers Justin Earls LHP Georgia Ga.
22 947 Florida Marlins Taiwan Easterling OF Florida State Fla.
23 948 San Francisco Giants Kyle Hardy 3B Crowder (Mo.) JC Mo.
24 949 St. Louis Cardinals Mike O'Neill OF Southern California Calif.
25 950 Colorado Rockies Russell Brewer RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
Brewer had a strong summer in the Cape Cod League in 2009, striking out 33 in 24 innings while getting 10 saves; it was his second straight strong Cape effort. He has already graduated and could be the easiest sign of the bunch. A 6-foot, 210-pound future set-up man, he locates his average fastball well from a low three-quarters arm slot and has a solid slider. He hadn't pitched since May 15 with arm soreness, something to watch.
26 951 Philadelphia Phillies Jim Klocke C Southeast Missouri State Mo.
27 952 Los Angeles Dodgers Derek Cone RHP Mesa (Ariz.) CC Ariz. $150,000
28 953 Boston Red Sox Hunter Renfroe C Copiah Academy, Gallman, Miss. Miss.
Hunter Renfroe hit 20 home runs this spring after sprinting out to a fast start. That set a single-season record for state's private-school ranks. He has big raw tools, led by his power and arm (he's been up to 94 mph off the mound), with a pro body and pro bat speed. Renfroe played against weak competition and got pitched around a lot, and he's raw defensively behind the plate. He has shown pop times below 1.9 seconds, but his receiving is well-below-average right now and he lacks experience handling velocity. He may be a better fit in right field in the short term, and his bat may be good enough to keep him there. He's a Meridian JC recruit.
29 954 Los Angeles Angels Mike Sodders 2B New Mexico State N.M.
30 955 New York Yankees Mike Gipson RHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
Florida Atlantic was competing for a regional bid despite an injury that deprived it of closer Glen Troyanowski, who is out until July after labrum surgery. Despite his loss, the team could have a single-digit pick in righthander Mike Gipson, the Owls' Friday starter who competes with a fringe-average curveball and average fastball. He commands both pitches well and had his moments in the Cape Cod League last summer, striking out 50 in 39 innings. His changeup needs to develop and his curve needs to be tighter for his pitchability profile to play at higher levels.