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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 956 Washington Nationals Randolph Oduber OF Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
2 957 Pittsburgh Pirates Chase Lyles 3B Northwestern State La.
3 958 Baltimore Orioles Joe Robinson RHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev.
Righthander Robinson pitched mostly around 84-86 mph for the powerhouse Green Valley HS program in suburban Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada took a flier on him because a member of the coaching staff coached him in American Legion ball. Robinson ended up leading the team with a 1.99 ERA last year as a freshman. This year he has mostly been in the 89-91 mph range and has touched 95. He throws a slider and a changeup, and he mixes and locates all three pitches well. When he stays in his three-quarters arm slot, his pitches are good, but when his slot gets too high his pitches tend to flatten out. Robinson is committed to Georgia.
4 959 Kansas City Royals Justin Hageman RHP Hopkinsville (Ky.) HS Ky.
5 960 Cleveland Indians Michael Palazzone RHP Georgia Ga.
6 961 Arizona Diamondbacks Greg Robinson RHP Wright State Ohio
7 962 New York Mets Patrick Farrell C Regis (Colo.) Colo.
Teams always find jobs for catchers who can hit at least a little bit, and Colorado has two such players this year. The first is senior Patrick Farrell, a sturdy 6-foot-3, 210 pounder who transferred to Regis from Nevada-Las Vegas. He has a knack for getting the bat on the ball, as he struck out 14 times over 145 at-bats this season, and also has power potential. Farrell is a decent receiver and has average arm strength, but needs to improve his footwork. He has a strong, durable frame and works hard. He had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in early May--an operation that was performed by Pierce Trumper's father--but he's back to 100 percent now.
8 963 Houston Astros Austin Chrismon RHP Menchville HS, Newport News, Va. Va.
Righthander Chrismon has had an outstanding career for Menchville--he hadn't lost a game until April 2010--but he hasn't thrown as well as scouts had hoped this season, and some questioned his conditioning. One scout saw him 84-87 mph with his fastball this spring, though he had seen better in the past. He is committed to East Carolina.
9 964 San Diego Padres Will Scott RHP Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
10 965 Oakland Athletics Todd McInnis RHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
McInnis was an eligible sophomore last year but wasn't drafted, due mostly to his size--he's listed at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds and may be smaller--and signability. McInnis' best attributes remain his command of a fringy fastball and his solid-average curve.
11 966 Toronto Blue Jays Andy Fermin 2B Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
12 967 Cincinnati Reds Jaren Matthews 1B Rutgers N.J.
Matthews hit .298/.385/.495 with seven homers and 35 RBIs this spring. Matthews was drafted in the 17th round by the Red Sox out of Don Bosco Prep in 2007 after flashing above-average raw power in workouts, and he agreed to a $250,000 bonus one day before the signing deadline, only to change his mind and attend Rutgers. He won't come close to that kind of money this year, because he has regressed during his college career, prompting some scouts to question whether he's receptive to instruction. His swing is a mess, and he has a hard time getting his upper and lower halves to work together, but there are still days he flashes the plus raw power that made him a prospect--like April 24 against Connecticut, when he hit two homers against flame-thrower Matt Barnes.
13 968 Chicago White Sox Jarrett Casey LHP Northern Kentucky Ky.
14 969 Milwaukee Brewers Jason Rogers 1B Columbus State (Ga.) Ga.
15 970 Chicago Cubs Brent Ebinger LHP Lambuth (Tenn.) Tenn.
16 971 Tampa Bay Rays Bryan Fogle OF Erskine (S.C.) S.C.
17 972 Seattle Mariners Andrew Giobbi C Vanderbilt Tenn.
18 973 Detroit Tigers Clay Jones 1B Alabama Ala.
First baseman Clay Jones has the least pro tools but was Alabama's best middle-of-the-order hitter, leading the team with 15 home runs. He's a solid college hitter and good defender at first base.
19 974 Atlanta Braves Ryan Delgado C Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Calif.
20 975 Minnesota Twins Tommy Toledo RHP Florida Fla.
Florida's talent was concentrated in its freshman and sophomore classes, and two intriguing sophomore righthanders are draft-eligible. Tommy Toledo was an unsigned third-round pick in 2007 and missed the 2009 season after reconstructive shoulder surgery. Then he missed nearly two months this season when he was struck in the face by a comeback liner in a game against Charleston Southern. He returned from a broken cheekbone and broken nose, impressing scouts with his toughness. His velocity had returned to the 89-92 mph range, though his fastball tends to be straight, and he competes well.
21 976 Texas Rangers Steve McKinnon RHP Cowichan SS, Duncan, B.C. British Columbia $150,000
22 977 Florida Marlins Eddie Rodriguez C Oregon Ore.
Catcher Rodriguez consistently gets the bat on the ball and is a good receiver but had to work through a case of the yips this spring. He runs well for a catcher and has an average arm.
23 978 San Francisco Giants Kevin Couture RHP Southern California Calif.
24 979 St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Copeland LHP Illinois State Ill.
25 980 Colorado Rockies Jason Monda OF Capital HS, Olympia, Wash. Wash.
Outfielder Jason Monda flew under the radar because he took last summer off, but he's a 6-foot-4 and has a nice swing from the left side of the plate. He's not very strong yet, but there's projection to his body. He's an average runner with an above-average arm. If he doesn't sign, he'll head to Washington State.
26 981 Philadelphia Phillies Carlos Alonso 3B Delaware Del.
27 982 Los Angeles Dodgers Devon Ethier OF Gateway (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
28 983 Boston Red Sox Jordan Alexander OF Vista (Calif.) HS Calif.
29 984 Los Angeles Angels Drew Beuerlein C Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
30 985 New York Yankees Kramer Sneed LHP Barton (N.C.) N.C.