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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1046 Washington Nationals Tyler Oliver 1B Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC Ill.
Bryce Harper may become the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but entering the Junior College World Series, Oliver held a narrow 30-29 lead over him in the national juco home run race. Oliver, who also led all juco players with 103 RBIs, is a bad-bodied (6-foot-2, 230 pounds) first baseman who crushes mistakes. His righthanded power is his lone standout tool. After beginning his college career with stints at Marshall and Morehead State, he'll attend Kentucky next year if he doesn't turn pro.
2 1047 Pittsburgh Pirates Drew Muren OF Cal State Northridge Calif.
3 1048 Baltimore Orioles Auburn Donaldson SS Southeastern (Fla.) Fla.
4 1049 Kansas City Royals Kris Carlson RHP Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) CC Wash.
5 1050 Cleveland Indians Ken Ferrer RHP Elon N.C.
Righty Ferrer wound up winning nine games for Elon, second only behind ace Jimmy Reyes, and has one of the area's better fastballs, sitting 90-94 mph even in starting roles. His secondary stuff remains unrefined, and he didn't have a pitch to put hitters away. His control is also lacking, and he hit 15 batters in just 70 innings.
6 1051 Arizona Diamondbacks Konner Wade RHP Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
Righthander Wade looked like a stud in the fall, sitting 92-93 mph with a hammer curveball. This spring was a different story, though. His fastball was more in the upper 80s, touching 90, and his curveball flattened out. He could be an interesting summer follow, but teams may just let him go to school. He is committed to Arizona, but could also wind up at Central Arizona.
7 1052 New York Mets Josh Easley RHP Weatherford (Texas) JC Texas
Righty Josh Easley, a freshman who originally signed with Arkansas, has good pitchability. He has an 88-91 mph fastball that could hit 93 more consistently if he fills out his 6-foot-2, 165-pound build, and he owns a solid curveball.
8 1053 Houston Astros Esteban Gomez 1B Bishop Ford Central Catholic HS, Brooklyn N.Y.
Gomez will head to San Jacinto (Texas) JC. Scouts question Gomez's defensive profile, but he shed 15 pounds in the offseason in an attempt to approve his agility and defense at first. His 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame offers power potential, but he stands out most for his smooth line-drive swing from the left side. He'll need to develop more power to play first base in pro ball.
9 1054 San Diego Padres Mike Ellis RHP Fleetwood Park SS, Surrey, B.C. British Columbia
Righthander Ellis is shorter than his listed 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds. He throws his fastball in the 87-88 mph range with a curveball and changeup and has good command of all three of his pitches. He profiles as a back-of-the-rotation starter or a long man out of the bullpen and has a lot of polish to his game.
10 1055 Oakland Athletics Andrew Bailey RHP Concord (W.Va.) W.Va.
11 1056 Toronto Blue Jays Dan Barnes RHP Princeton N.J.
Righty Dan Barnes also has an outside chance to sneak into the top 10 rounds, though scouts have expressed reluctance to buy him out of his senior year at an Ivy League school. He did not exactly dominate against soft Ivy competition, either, going 1-3, 5.14 with 40 strikeouts and 19 walks in 49 innings. Generously listed at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Barnes is not physical, but he can run his fastball up to 93 mph with a bit of life, though it dips into the high 80s after a few innings. He leans heavily on his heater and has below-average secondary stuff, including a 75-78 mph curveball, a slurvy low-80s slider and a developing changeup. He sometimes struggles to repeat his arm slot, particularly as he gets tired, and he profiles as a reliever.
12 1057 Cincinnati Reds Tyler Wilson RHP Virginia Va.
Virginia's deep pitching staff has been a key to its success, and two key contributors in the bullpen should get drafted, though their stuff is a bit fringy for pro ball. Tyler Wilson and Kevin Arico are the only Virginia pitchers with more than 20 appearances on the season. Wilson was 7-3, 3.11 in 55 innings with 60 strikeouts and 24 walks. Both are good college pitchers, but they work with fastballs that sit in the upper 80s and don't touch 90 or better enough. Wilson probably has a better shot of getting picked higher because he has shown an ability to start in the past.
13 1058 Chicago White Sox John Spatola OF Boston College Mass.
Spatola has had a fine season in the middle of BC's order, hitting 14 home runs and stealing 12 bases, but he lacks a carrying tool for a corner outfielder. He has bat speed, but scouts question whether his approach will play at the next level. He crouches down in his stance with his weight on his back foot and his front leg at an awkward angle, and he cheats to hit good fastballs.
14 1059 Milwaukee Brewers T.C. Mark C Pinnacle HS, Phoenix Ariz.
Scouts are divided on catcher T.C. Mark. He didn't catch consistently for his high school team this year and his arm is average, at best, but some scouts think he'll be passable behind the plate, and if he is he offers an intriguing package. One scout compared him to Brad Fullmer, another bat-first prospect who tried to make it as a catcher before he became a corner infielder. Mark has strong forearms and a good line-drive approach from the left side of the plate. He has more of an up-the-middle and opposite-field approach now, and could hit for more power if he starts lifting and pulling the ball. He'll have to tone down his swing, as he has a lot of head movement and is inconsistent. He didn't crack BA's Top 200 but could get drafted in that range because catchers--especially those who can hit--get pushed up draft boards. If he doesn't sign, Mark will head to Arizona.
15 1060 Chicago Cubs Chris Anderson RHP Centennial HS, Blaine, Minn. Minn.
Chris Anderson is the state's top high school prospect, but he's not ready for pro ball and unlikely to get picked high enough to opt against attending Jacksonville. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righthander has the arm strength to touch 90-91 mph in short stints. He needs to maintain his velocity better and improve the spin on his curveball.
16 1061 Tampa Bay Rays Spencer Davis RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS Texas
17 1062 Seattle Mariners Ethan Paquette 1B Hofstra N.Y.
18 1063 Detroit Tigers Cody Hall RHP Southern La.
19 1064 Atlanta Braves Kenny Swab C Virginia Va.
20 1065 Minnesota Twins Nick Alloway RHP Gloucester (N.J.) CC N.J.
21 1066 Texas Rangers John Lieske RHP Harlem HS, Machesney Park, Ill. Ill.
Righthander Lieske hasn't had a good spring, but the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder's arm works well and he'll flash a 91-93 mph fastball when he's on.
22 1067 Florida Marlins Taylor Ard 1B Mount Hood (Ore.) CC Ore.
First baseman Ard hit .496/.581/.848 with wood last year and was the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges player of the year, but he didn't get drafted. Then he went out and batted .387/.489/.595 in 111 at-bats in the West Coast Collegiate League, winning the league batting title and ranking as the league's No. 3 prospect. He played for the Corvallis club in the West Coast League and then committed to Oregon State, but he decided not to enroll and returned to Mount Hood. He got just six at-bats this spring after breaking the hamate bone in his left wrist during preseason batting practice. Ard's raw power is his calling card, grading out as well-above-average for some scouts. Some said a few balls he hit last summer traveled nearly 500 feet. His overall hitting rates as fringe-average. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ard has a baby face and is still maturing. A team that liked him last summer could try to make up for last year and sign him away from Washington State, his new commitment.
23 1068 San Francisco Giants Stephen Shackleford RHP Savannah College of Art & Design (Ga.) Ga.
24 1069 St. Louis Cardinals Drew Benes 3B Arkansas State Ark.
25 1070 Colorado Rockies Justin Fradejas OF Auburn Ala.
26 1071 Philadelphia Phillies Eric Pettis RHP UC Irvine Calif.
27 1072 Los Angeles Dodgers Beau Brett 1B Southern California Calif.
28 1073 Boston Red Sox J.T. Riddle SS Western Hills HS, Frankfort, Ky. Ky.
29 1074 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Rivers OF Charlotte N.C.
Charlotte has turned into a consistent NCAA tournament team since joining the Atlantic-10 Conference. The 49ers' top prospect is Rivers, a corner infielder whose lack of agility may limit him to first base. He has plenty of arm strength and has touched the low 90s as a pitcher, though he didn't pitch this year. He has solid-average power potential thanks to decent bat speed and strength and leverage in his swing.
30 1075 New York Yankees Will Oliver RHP Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif.