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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1136 Washington Nationals Nick Lee LHP Weatherford (Texas) JC Texas
Lefty Nick Lee, a freshman, was an all-North Texas JC Athletic Conference selection as an outfielder but has a brighter future on the mound. He's only 6 feet and 170 pounds, but he consistently throws 88-92 mph.
2 1137 Pittsburgh Pirates Alex Cox RHP Santiago HS, Corona, Calif. Calif.
3 1138 Baltimore Orioles Jeremy Shelby OF Grambling State La.
4 1139 Kansas City Royals Nick Graffeo RHP Alabama-Birmingham Ala.
5 1140 Cleveland Indians Tyler Pearson C Monterey HS, Lubbock, Texas Texas
Tyler Pearson has the best catch-and-throw skills among Texas high school catchers. His bat needs a lot of work, but teams would be interested in him now if they didn't consider him unsignable because of his commitment to Rice. The hard-nosed 6-foot-1, 185-pounder also played running back for Monterey High's football team, which is coached by his father Todd.
6 1141 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Roberts C Graham (N.C.) HS N.C.
The 2009 draft featured the nation's top defender at catcher, Steve Baron, going off the board in the supplemental first round, even though many scouts had questions about his bat. Roberts isn't quite at Baron's level defensively but does grade as above-average for both his defense and his arm. He's a quiet, consistent receiver with consistent 1.85-1.9-second pop times. Roberts is clearly good enough to step in and play as a freshman at North Carolina defensively, but as the draft approached it seemed less likely that Roberts would make it to school. He homered off Austin Brice, one of the state's better arms, in a heavily scouted game in early May and had shown a smoother swing this season. Roberts' competition level wasn't high, and while he's a good athlete he lacks strength and may not ever hit for much power. He plays with energy and has shown leadership skills behind the plate. Roberts wasn't necessarily considered the top pure talent in the Tar Heel State, but he was expected to be its first prep player picked.
7 1142 New York Mets Peter Miller RHP Cambridge Christian HS, Tampa Fla.
8 1143 Houston Astros Ryan Ford 1B Plano (Texas) West HS Texas
9 1144 San Diego Padres Noah Mull LHP Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) W.Va.
Mull put up good numbers against lesser competition for Division II Wheeling Jesuit. In 56 innings he went 7-1, 2.09 with 81 strikeouts and 21 walks. He's just 5-foot-10, but his fastball ranges from 87-92 mph and he adds a good, slurvy breaking ball.
10 1145 Oakland Athletics Michael Fabiaschi 2B James Madison Va.
11 1146 Toronto Blue Jays Pierce Rankin C Washington Wash.
12 1147 Cincinnati Reds Matt Leonard LHP Cal Poly Calif.
13 1148 Chicago White Sox Brad Salgado SS Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif. Calif. $125,000
14 1149 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Schaub RHP Loara HS, Anaheim Calif.
15 1150 Chicago Cubs Jeremy Fitzgerald RHP Patrick Henry (Va.) CC Va.
16 1151 Tampa Bay Rays Will Anderson RHP Foothill HS, Pleasanton, Calif. Calif.
Fresno State has also put together a good recruiting class and righthander Anderson could be a key member. He has a good feel for pitching, with an upper 80s fastball that flirts with 90-91 on occasion and good movement. His curveball is a slurvy, and he also mixes in a split. Anderson's older brother John was drafted out of Chabot JC by the Blue Jays in 2008.
17 1152 Seattle Mariners Ben Versnik RHP Wisconsin-Whitewater Wis.
Versnik is the hardest thrower in Wisconsin, capable of reaching 94 mph as a reliever. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound righthander also has heavy sink on his fastball, which usually sits at 88-92. His curveball has improved to the point that it's serviceable, and he has made a full recovery from labrum surgery in high school. He's a draft-eligible sophomore.
18 1153 Detroit Tigers Jake Dziubczynski LHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
19 1154 Atlanta Braves Jake Wark 1B Jesuit HS, Beaverton, Ore. Ore.
20 1155 Minnesota Twins Jared Ray RHP Houston Texas
The state has several injured pitchers whom teams could gamble on this year. That group includes: Houston righthander Jared Ray (shoulder) and Texas Tech lefthander Robbie Kilcrease (Tommy John surgery) at the college level; Howard righty Damien Magnifico (elbow), San Jacinto righty Tommy Collier (elbow) and lefty David Rollins (non-throwing shoulder), who ranked as three of Texas' top five juco pitchers coming into the season; and Klein High (Spring) righty Clayton Crum (Tommy John surgery).
21 1156 Texas Rangers Carson Vitale C Creighton Neb.
22 1157 Florida Marlins Forrest Moore LHP Mississippi State Miss.
23 1158 San Francisco Giants Jake McCasland RHP Piedra Vista HS, Farmington, N.M. N.M.
Jake McCasland is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds and has shown above-average arm strength. He throws three pitches for strikes, though his secondary stuff needs to be tightened up. He's a big kid and labors with his mechanics at times. McCasland is also committed to New Mexico. Nate Ross has a good bat and a strong arm. While he has played mostly at first base in high school, some teams have considered moving him behind the plate.
24 1159 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Nadeau LHP Louisiana State-Shreveport La.
25 1160 Colorado Rockies Logan Davis SS Cactus Shadows HS, Cave Creek, Ariz. Ariz.
26 1161 Philadelphia Phillies Keenyn Walker OF Central Arizona JC Ariz.
27 1162 Los Angeles Dodgers Lucas Witt OF Lexington (Ky.) Christian HS Ky.
28 1163 Boston Red Sox Tom Bourdon OF Northwest Catholic HS, West Hartford, Conn. Conn.
Bourdon, an outfielder whose older brother Mike is a catcher for Division II power Tampa, has a loose, projectable swing and a strong outfield arm, though he's a fringy runner. He's a Boston College signee who also figures to wind up on campus.
29 1164 Los Angeles Angels Jace Brinkerhoff 3B Utah Valley Utah
Third baseman Brinkerhoff is a switch-hitter with defensive ability, a strong arm and a good feel for hitting. He's 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds and has been consistently productive with the bat. Some of his doubles turned into home runs this year and he won Great West Conference player of the year honors after hitting .456/.518/.710.
30 1165 New York Yankees James Ramsay OF Brandon (Fla.) HS Fla.
Outfielder James Ramsay is a South Florida signee and a solid athlete who's more of a college factor than a pro draftee.