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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1016 Washington Nationals Rolando Botello RHP Jay HS, San Antonio, Texas Texas
2 1017 Pittsburgh Pirates Kelson Brown SS Linfield (Ore.) Ore.
3 1018 Baltimore Orioles Sammie Starr SS British Columbia British Columbia
4 1019 Kansas City Royals Mark Blackmar RHP Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas Texas
5 1020 Cleveland Indians Kyle Petter LHP El Camino (Calif.) JC Calif.
Coached by former Brigham Young ace Nate Fernley, El Camino JC reached its first state final four berth since 1951. Drafted twice previously, lefthander Petter was the team's top player. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit eight regular-season homers and was 11-0, 1.74 entering the postseason. Fitter and stronger than in previous seasons, Petter tosses an 88-89 mph fastball that can touch 91 and an over-the-top, near 12-to-6 curveball. Committed to Division II Lynn (Fla.), Petter is reportedly signable.
6 1021 Arizona Diamondbacks Victor Lara RHP Keystone (Pa.) Pa.
Lara, a Miami native, spent his freshman year at Miami-Dade CC and his sophomore year at Monroe (N.Y.) CC before landing at Keystone. He struck out 32 in 18 innings as the team's closer this spring, but he remains unpolished. His best asset is his arm strength; he can run his fastball up to 95 mph in short stints and pitches in the low 90s. But his command and secondary stuff need work, with his slider rating below-average at best. Lara is short but sturdy at 6 feet, 204 pounds.
7 1022 New York Mets Justin Schafer 2B UC Davis Calif.
Redshirt junior infielder Schafer is an above-average runner with a chance to hit for average but with a little pop. He profiles as a utility player. His older brother Logan is an outfielder in the Brewers organization.
8 1023 Houston Astros Ryan Cole RHP St. John's N.Y.
9 1024 San Diego Padres Xavier Esquivel RHP Loyola Marymount Calif.
10 1025 Oakland Athletics Aaron Larsen RHP Bethany (Kan.) Kan.
11 1026 Toronto Blue Jays Tyler Powell RHP Belmont-Abbey (N.C.) N.C.
12 1027 Cincinnati Reds Brandon Dailey SS Pauline Johnson SS, Brantford, Ont. Ontario $100,000
13 1028 Chicago White Sox Dusty Harvard OF Oklahoma State Okla.
14 1029 Milwaukee Brewers Conor Fisk RHP Grafton (Wis.) HS Wis.
The state's top prospect, righthander Fisk, needs polish before he'll be ready for pro ball. He has touched 92 mph in some indoor showcases, but usually works at 88-90 mph with his fastball and sometimes struggles to throw strikes. He'll flash an interesting slider but it too needs more consistency, and he also needs to firm up his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame. He'll be draft-eligible again next year if he attends Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC as planned.
15 1030 Chicago Cubs Dustin Harrington 3B East Carolina N.C.
East Carolina failed to make the NCAA regional field and had a tumultuous season, with shortstop Harrington getting kicked off the team for academic problems in what was shaping up as a stellar season. Harrington, who is a below-average runner and fringy defender at short, will move to second or third base as a professional. His bat made significant progress this season, impressive considering he hit 14 homers as a sophomore. He was more selective and was hitting .443/.474/.679 through 25 games when he was removed from the roster. He was working out individually for scouts.
16 1031 Tampa Bay Rays Steve Tinoco 1B Long Beach State Calif.
17 1032 Seattle Mariners Tyler Whitney LHP Mississippi State Miss.
Whitney signed for a $1,000 bonus on June 11, but the Mariners later voided his contract.
18 1033 Detroit Tigers Nolan Sanburn OF Kokomo (Ind.) HS Ind.
19 1034 Atlanta Braves Matt Fouch LHP Army N.Y.
20 1035 Minnesota Twins Kyle Necke RHP UC Irvine Calif.
21 1036 Texas Rangers Kevin Rodland SS Nevada Nev.
Shortstop Rodland has improved every year. He has an athletic frame, plays solid defense, but is light with the bat, too.
22 1037 Florida Marlins Steve Dennison LHP Wheaton (Ill.) Ill.
23 1038 San Francisco Giants Johnathan DeBerry OF Bethel (Tenn.) Tenn.
24 1039 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Valaika 2B UC Santa Barbara Calif.
Shortstop Pat Valaika's older brothers Chris and Matt were drafted by the Reds out of UC Santa Barbara. He's similar to both siblings in that he doesn't have huge tools but is a instinctive baseball player. Valaika will probably take the college route as well, though he has committed to UCLA.
25 1040 Colorado Rockies Steve Selsky OF Arizona Ariz.
Outfielder Selsky finished second in the Pac-10 in batting at .383/.463/.622, but scouts don't like his approach at the plate. He has average raw power or slightly above, but it shows up only in batting practice because he utilizes a more inside-out, contact-oriented approach during games. He bats and throws righthanded and will have to play a corner outfield spot, so he doesn't have a lot of projection and is a better college player than a pro prospect at this point.
26 1041 Philadelphia Phillies Pat Murray 1B Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
27 1042 Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Lincoln C Missouri Southern State Mo.
28 1043 Boston Red Sox Mike Gleason RHP Chico State (Calif.) Calif.
29 1044 Los Angeles Angels Jerod Yakubik 1B Ohio Ohio
30 1045 New York Yankees Keenan Kish RHP Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pa. Pa.
Kish, the younger brother of Florida Southern outfielder Colin Kish, benefited from playing alongside Germantown star Sean Coyle, which gave scouts plenty of opportunity to see him. Loose and projectable at 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, Kish sat in the 88-91 mph range and touched 92 this spring, and he did a better job holding his velocity deep into games as the spring progressed. He has an easy arm action that leads scouts to believe he can throw harder as he fills out, though at times his textbook delivery can be almost too mechanical. He does a good job pitching off his fastball and has an excellent feel for pitching with his two-pitch repertoire, which also includes an average curveball with three-quarters tilt that projects as a potential plus pitch. He shows feel for a changeup but seldom needed to throw it against overmatched Northeast high school competition. Kish has the talent to be drafted in the top five to seven rounds, but his signability is clouded by a commitment to Florida, where he could be a quality two-way player (he also plays third base).