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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1076 Washington Nationals Wander Nunez OF Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
2 1077 Pittsburgh Pirates Cliff Archibald RHP McLennan (Texas) CC Texas
3 1078 Baltimore Orioles Brad Decater SS Cal State Northridge Calif.
4 1079 Kansas City Royals Mitchell Beacom LHP UCLA Calif.
5 1080 Cleveland Indians Rye Davis RHP Western Kentucky Ky.
Righthander Davis nearly lost his right eye and broke several bones in his face when he was hit by a line drive in a preseason scrimmage a year ago. After missing all of 2009, he has returned this spring and touched 94 mph at times with his fastball. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder normally sits at 89-92 mph and lacks life on his fastball and slider because he drops his elbow in his maximum-effort delivery. His command can get shaky at times, too. Teams may wait another year on the draft-eligible sophomore, but his size and arm strength have attracted interest.
6 1081 Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Hilt OF Elon N.C.
7 1082 New York Mets Jesen Dygestile-Therrien RHP Edouard Montpetit HS, Montreal Quebec
Righthander Dygestile-Therrien is a bit of a project but has the size and clean arm scouts look for in a pitching prospect.
8 1083 Houston Astros Ryan Halstead RHP Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Calif.
9 1084 San Diego Padres Rob Gariano RHP Fairfield Conn.
Gariano, a righthander, put up better numbers as a junior (5-4, 3.43 with 88 strikeouts an 19 walks in 84 innings) than he did this spring (4-5, 4.29 with 74 strikeouts and 31 walks in 94 innings), but his stuff has been similar. Gariano is undersized at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, but he attacks hitters with an 88-91 mph fastball that has reached 94 at times in the past. He profiles as a reliever because he does not hold his velocity deep into games. Scouts appreciate his tenacity and energy, which earned him the nickname "Red Bull" in the Cape Cod League last summer. His three-pitch mix also includes a fringe-average changeup and a fringe-average slider.
10 1085 Oakland Athletics Bobby Geren 3B San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif. Calif.
11 1086 Toronto Blue Jays David Whitehead RHP Moeller HS, Cincinnati Ohio
12 1087 Cincinnati Reds Chuck Ghysels RHP Lincoln Trail (Ill.) CC Ill.
Chuck Ghysels doesn't have a great body, but the 5-foot-10, 200-pound righthander has a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 95. There's effort in his delivery, though his arm strength should get him drafted in the middle rounds. He also has a good curveball but doesn't always throw it for strikes. After spending his freshman season at Dayton, Ghysels dominated the Illinois juco ranks, finishing among the national leaders with 117 strikeouts in 79 innings. He threw a five-inning no-hitter against Southwestern Illinois in a sectional playoff game and fanned 13 in a nine-inning no-decision in regionals. He's considered signable despite a commitment to Maryland for 2011.
13 1088 Chicago White Sox Ben Griset LHP Gustine (Calif.) HS Calif.
Lefthander Griset is an interesting prospect in the Central Valley, at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with one of the better curveballs in the state. He has a high overhand slot and a quick arm. His fastball is 86-88 mph, but it is the steep, tight spinning, hard biting curveball that has scouts on him. He has committed to St. Mary's.
14 1089 Milwaukee Brewers R.J. Johnson RHP Starkville (Miss.) HS Miss.
15 1090 Chicago Cubs Tyler Bremer RHP Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
16 1091 Tampa Bay Rays Robert Dickmann LHP Pepperdine Calif.
17 1092 Seattle Mariners Forrest Snow RHP Washington Wash.
18 1093 Detroit Tigers Ryan Soares SS George Mason Va.
19 1094 Atlanta Braves Jarred Frierson 2B Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
20 1095 Minnesota Twins Kelvin Mention OF Brooks-DeBartolo HS, Tampa Fla.
21 1096 Texas Rangers Jason Kudlock OF Cal State Bakersfield Calif.
22 1097 Florida Marlins Jared Rogers RHP Rice Texas
23 1098 San Francisco Giants John Leonard RHP Boston College Mass.
Leonard, a righthander, missed most of the first half of the season with weakness in his shoulder, though MRIs revealed no structural damage. He showed a 93 mph fastball with life in indoor workouts in January, but he worked at 87-90 mph and topped out at 91 after returning to action in mid-April. Through six starts, he was 2-2, 6.04 with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks in 28 innings. Leonard throws strikes but has below-average command--he throws too many breaking balls over the fat part of the zone. Last year, Leonard flashed a solid-average curveball, but it has been loose and slurvy this spring, and he has leaned more on his fringy slider. His changeup is just a show pitch at this point.
24 1099 St. Louis Cardinals Dean Kiekhefer LHP Louisville Ky.
25 1100 Colorado Rockies Jimmie Koch OF Sarasota (Fla.) HS Fla.
26 1101 Philadelphia Phillies Neal Davis LHP Virginia Va.
27 1102 Los Angeles Dodgers John Fasola RHP Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Ohio
28 1103 Boston Red Sox Shane Rowland C Tampa Catholic HS Fla.
In contrast to Arce, Miami recruit Rowland has excellent catch-and-throw skills, earning some comparisons to Steve Baron. The son of Donnie Rowland--the former Angels scouting director who now is the Yankees' director of international scouting--churns out above-average 1.9-second pop times. He earns praise for his energy, leadership ability and handling of pitchers. After pressing earlier in the season offensively, he came on in the second half and was showing a solid lefthanded swing with a patient approach. Rowland isn't the ideal size for a catcher at just 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, and scouts aren't sure if he's physically ready to grind out full seasons in the minors. If he hits velocity in Sebring at the state's all-star games, he could go off the board in the first five rounds.
29 1104 Los Angeles Angels Hampton Tignor C Florida Fla.
30 1105 New York Yankees Nick McCoy C San Diego Calif.