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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1376 Washington Nationals Erick Fernandez C Georgetown D.C.
The overall catching crop in this draft is mediocre, which could benefit Fernandez. He hit .317/.408/.483 in 180 at-bats this season, but scouts consider his bat light for pro ball. He's a converted infielder who profiles as a catch and throw specialist with an above-average arm. He'll likely get picked in rounds 6-10, and he profiles as at least a backup with his defensive ability, and more if he hits.
2 1377 Pittsburgh Pirates Ryan Wiggins C West Seattle HS Wash.
3 1378 Baltimore Orioles Dan Torres C Countryside HS, Clearwater, Fla. Fla.
4 1379 Kansas City Royals Drew Robertson C Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
5 1380 Cleveland Indians Justin Haley RHP Sierra (Calif.) JC Calif.
Sierra JC righthander Haley was a largely unknown out of Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks, Calif., but at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds he sure is noticeable. He drew a lot of attention from D-I programs late in the spring, and scouts have peeked in as well. He has an average fastball that peaks around 93 mph, and as an 18-year-old freshman, he has plenty of development ahead of him.
6 1381 Arizona Diamondbacks Jorge Flores SS Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz.
Shortstop Flores has legitimate tools as an above-average defender with an above-average arm. He can really pick it at shortstop and has great baseball instincts. He's a below-average runner and his lefthanded swing is a little light, but that's because he's one of the smallest players who will get drafted at 5-foot-6 and 175 pounds. The Diamondbacks have been rumored to be the most interested in him. If he doesn't sign he'll head to Central Arizona.
7 1382 New York Mets Mike Jefferson LHP Louisiana Tech La.
8 1383 Houston Astros Lawrence Pardo LHP Columbus HS, Miami Fla.
9 1384 San Diego Padres Dominick Francia OF St. Paul's Episcopal HS, Mobile, Ala. Ala.
10 1385 Oakland Athletics Tyler Skulina RHP Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Ohio
Skulina had elbow issues at the end of last summer and back problems this spring, and at times his fastball dropped to the mid-80s. Once healthy, he pushed his fastball up to 90-93 mph and his career record to 26-0 through the Division II regional playoffs. He has a power slider that's inconsistent, and scouts say his arm action is long and his 6-foot-6, 235-pound frame is a little soft. He's committed to Virginia.
11 1386 Toronto Blue Jays Connor Smith RHP Blessed Trinity SS, Grimsby, Ont. Ontario
12 1387 Cincinnati Reds Pat Quinn RHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
13 1388 Chicago White Sox Ronzelle Fort LHP Harlan HS, Chicago Ill.
14 1389 Milwaukee Brewers Derek Goodwin C Diamond Ranch HS, Pomona, Calif. Calif.
15 1390 Chicago Cubs Jerad Eickhoff RHP Olney Central (Ill.) JC Ill.
16 1391 Tampa Bay Rays George Jensen RHP Des Moines Area CC Iowa
17 1392 Seattle Mariners David Rollins LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC 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).
18 1393 Detroit Tigers Ben Verlander RHP Goochland (Va.) HS Va.
19 1394 Atlanta Braves Kendall Logan OF Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) JC Miss.
20 1395 Minnesota Twins A.J. Achter RHP Michigan State Mich.
Achter lacks a true plus pitch, but he does a nice job of mixing three offerings. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound righthander's best weapon is his changeup, and he sets it up with an 88-90 mph fastball that peaks at 92. His overhand curveball has its moments, but it got slurvy toward the end of the season. He did a much better job of throwing strikes this spring.
21 1396 Texas Rangers Daryl Norris RHP Fairhope (Ala.) HS Ala.
Righthander/corner infielder Norris is a key Mississippi State recruit and the state's hardest thrower. He sits at 90-92 and reportedly touched 94 several times this spring, and he has a strong, physical frame at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. He has a thick lower half and scouts doubt he has much projection. He's an arm-strength pitcher who doesn't have tremendous experience on the mound, having focused more on hitting in his high school career. He has legitimate raw power offensively and a solid approach at the plate that should play well in college. He'll play third in college but likely lacks the agility to stay there as a pro. Norris' arm strength still could get a bite in the first five rounds.
22 1397 Florida Marlins Daniel Johnston OF Canada (Calif.) JC Calif.
23 1398 San Francisco Giants Caleb Hougesen 3B Lutheran HS, Indianapolis Ind.
24 1399 St. Louis Cardinals Peter Mooney SS Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
Diminutive Peter Mooney of Palm Beach JC, whose older brother Mike was the shortstop for Florida in 2009 and is now with the Orioles organization, may be the best defensive shortstop in the state other than Gators freshman Nolan Fontana, who had made only one error entering the SEC tournament. Mooney has the hands, range and arm for shortstop, just not the body. He's 5-foot-7, 145 pounds and will be hard to keep away from South Carolina, where he's committed.
25 1400 Colorado Rockies Mitch Horacek LHP Thunder Ridge HS, Littleton, Colo. Colo.
26 1401 Philadelphia Phillies Ty Ross C Collier HS, Naples, Fla. Fla.
27 1402 Los Angeles Dodgers Bret Montgomery RHP Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
28 1403 Boston Red Sox Drake Thomason RHP Eastside HS, Taylors, S.C. S.C.
Righthander Jarrett Thomason was in the mix with the better high school pitching prospects in South Carolina before breaking down and requiring Tommy John surgery.
29 1404 Los Angeles Angels Darren Fischer LHP Cumberland Regional HS, Bridgeton, N.J. N.J.
30 1405 New York Yankees Nathan Forer RHP Southern Illinois Ill.