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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 236 Washington Nationals Matt Grace LHP UCLA Calif. $125,000
Bruins lefty Grace has done a terrific job out of the bullpen this year, with an 88-89 mph fastball and wicked low 80s curveball.
2 237 Pittsburgh Pirates Dace Kime RHP Defiance (Ohio) HS Ohio
Kime is a product of the same Defiance program that spawned Chad Billingsley and Jonathon Niese. Kime had shoulder tightness last summer and felt a twinge in his bicep when he dove into a base this spring. He recovered to throw 86-91 mph and show the nastiest curveball in the state. His curve breaks so much that it's a chase pitch now and not an offering he can command for strikes, which will be a problem once he leaves high school. Like Bender, he's a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder and a Louisville recruit.
3 238 Baltimore Orioles Wynston Sawyer C Scripps Ranch HS, San Diego Calif. $300,000
Tall and projectable at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, catcher Sawyer has committed to UC Riverside, where he could take over the catching duties after Rob Brantly departs for pro ball. Sawyer has a smooth and whippy righthanded swing and profiles as an average to plus hitter with similar power. His bat is hindered by two factors: He swings down at pitches, preventing his cut from being on the same plane as the ball, and he wraps the bat barrel behind his head, adding length to his swing. As a catcher, Sawyer has handled quality pitches well, showing fine hands along with a comfortable, quiet receiving style. Teams aren't sure they want to buy Sawyer out of his Riverside commitment, in part because he needs to strengthen his throwing arm and quicken his release. His pop times hover around 2.12 seconds and will improve with the proper adjustments. If he continues to develop, Sawyer could follow Brantly's draft path in 2013.
4 239 Kansas City Royals Michael Mariot RHP Nebraska Neb. $100,000
Michael Mariot was the best pitching prospect on the Cornhuskers this season. He has a 91-92 mph fastball that tops out at 94, though it's fairly straight and hittable. He also has an effective curveball and decent changeup, and he does a good job of throwing strikes and competing. Though he's just 6 feet and 195 pounds, he showed his durability by pitching into the seventh inning in each of his final 12 starts.
5 240 Cleveland Indians Alex Lavisky C St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio Ohio $1,000,000
Lavisky and batterymate Stetson Allie could be the highest-drafted pair of high school teammates in the 2010 draft. Allie has pitched his way into the upper half of the first round, while Lavisky's all-around ability and makeup have created interest as early as the sandwich round. More likely, he'll go around the third. He's a strong, 6-foot-1, 210-pounder with plus power from the right side of the plate. He has a sound swing, though there are potential issues with his timing and bat speed that may hamper his ability to hit for a high average. Because Allie has an electric and sometimes erratic arm, Lavisky has gotten plenty of experience receiving pro-quality stuff and has developed into a quality receiver. He has slightly above-average arm strength and makes accurate throws, though he could stand to shorten his release. St. Edward's starting quarterback before he decided to give up football last fall, Lavisky is a better athlete than most catchers and has strong leadership skills. He's not afraid to get on the talented Allie when needed. Lavisky has committed to Georgia Tech and will be a draft-eligible sophomore in 2012 if he attends college.
6 241 Arizona Diamondbacks Tyler Green RHP Brazoswood HS, Clute, Texas Texas $750,000
Though Green has one of the better bats in the Texas high school ranks this spring, his power arm is too much for scouts too ignore. He regularly operates at 90-92 mph and reaches 95 with his fastball, and he backs it up with a hard curveball. He's only 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, and while he has a quick arm, he has some effort to his delivery that will need to be addressed. He's a tenacious competitor who was slowed late in the spring when he jammed his wrist on a headfirst slide, though he recovered to allow a total of one run in his first three playoff starts while pitching Brazoswood to the state 5-A regional finals. A high school shortstop, Green will play both ways if he attends Texas Christian. He has plus bat speed that gives him good power potential from the right side of the plate. Though he has the arm to play shortstop, he projects as more of a third baseman or corner outfielder at the college level. Scouts believe he's more signable than the typical TCU recruit.
7 242 New York Mets Kenny McDowall RHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev. $125,000
Righthander McDowall has been up and down, both in velocity and results. He is committed to Hawaii.
8 243 Houston Astros Jake Buchanan RHP North Carolina State N.C. $120,000
The Wolfpack's top draftee likely will be righthander Buchanan, who was outstanding in the Cape Cod League last summer, going 3-1, 0.84 with just six walks in 43 innings. He's a pitchability righthander and doesn't have a great pro body at 6 feet, 221 pounds. He commands his fastball well at average velocity, and he ran it up to 93 mph against Georgia Tech in a heavily scouted start against Deck McGuire.
9 244 San Diego Padres Jose Dore OF The First Academy, Orlando Fla. $450,000
Orlando's Dore has his advocates. While he plays at a low level of competition, Dore has displayed plus tools and a right-field profile in his strong arm, which earns some well-above-average grades, and his bat, which has earned Cody Ross comparisons. Like Ross, Dore is somewhat squat at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and he has surprising power. Dore hit 16 homers as a junior, tying a state record, after getting stronger and working on his swing with Astros minor league coach Stan Boroski. However, he had a broken arm in the offseason and hasn't quite been as explosive as a senior. Dore has a center fielder's body with below-average speed. While some clubs have him pushing for consideration in the top five rounds, others are less bullish, and his Florida State commitment might make him a tougher sign in later rounds.
10 245 Oakland Athletics Blake Hassebrock RHP UNC Greensboro N.C. $105,000
UNC Greensboro had righty Rob Gilliam drafted in the eighth round a year ago. While Gilliam threw a bit harder than 2010 ace Hassebrock, Hassebrock profiles better and should go in the same range, if not a couple of rounds higher. He can sit at 93-94 mph with his fastball and reaches higher in shorter stints. At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, he has the body scouts look for, and he has shown the athletic ability to repeat his delivery--though he has not been able to actually do it. Scouts say his mechanics need significant work, and his 44 walks in 73 innings attest to that. He worked in several roles for the Spartans this season, and when he started, he generally maintained his stuff but was left in games too long thanks to a poor bullpen. He pitched better than his 0-7, 7.15 record suggests, but he's also raw for a college pitcher. He was expected to come off the board in the first six or seven rounds.
11 246 Toronto Blue Jays Logan Ehlers LHP Nebraska City (Neb.) HS Neb.
Logan Ehlers set what is believed to be a Nebraska high school record with 186 strikeouts in 78 innings this spring. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefthander, he usually pitches from 87-91 mph with his fastball, and his curveball may be his best pitch. He has more command and polish than most high school lefties, and combined with his stuff he should go in the top 10 rounds if he's signable away from a Nebraska commitment.
12 247 Cincinnati Reds David Vidal 3B Miami Dade JC Fla. $100,000
Miami-Dade's best hitter has none of Blash's physical gifts, but 5-foot-10, 180-pound first baseman David Vidal was one of the state's best juco hitters. He'll have to play second base either in college or as a pro and is a below-average runner, making him a better college prospect at first blush. His offense--he hit .401 with 14 homers--was so stout this spring that he was being walked intentionally with the bases empty.
13 248 Chicago White Sox Joe Terry 2B Cerritos (Calif.) JC Calif.
The state's best junior-college position player prospect is Cerritos second baseman Terry, a Cal State Fullerton recruit and unsigned 17th round pick of the Mariners in 2009. As a freshman at at Long Beach Poly High in 2005, Terry was a teammate of DeSean Jackson, a two-sport standout who is now a star wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles. Terry is not as fast as Jackson--who is?--but while the rap on Jackson as a baseball player was that he couldn't hit, that's not a problem Terry faces. A lefthanded hitter, he displays an exceptionally quick bat and the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. An above-average runner with 6.7 speed, Terry is an aggressive baserunner with a knack for stealing bases and taking the extra bag. Defensively, Terry's arm is comfortably suited for second base. His fielding is a bit unrefined, but with experience his glove grades out to big league average. Early in the 2010 season, Terry missed time with a shoulder injury but returned to action in the middle of April. A healthy Terry profiles as an athletic and speedy second baseman, with the ability to hit, create headaches on the bases and play adequate defense.
14 249 Milwaukee Brewers Austin Ross RHP Louisiana State La. $100,000
With Anthony Ranaudo a shell of his former self this spring, righthander Austin Ross became Louisiana State's most effective starter, going 5-4, 5.22 with 98 strikeouts in 88 innings. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder also made eight relief appearances, and he projects as a middle reliever in pro ball. When he comes out of the bullpen, he has a 90-93 mph fastball and a solid breaking ball. He throws strikes, but perhaps too many to the extent that he's more hittable than he should be, and his well below-average changeup isn't effective at keeping lefties at bay.
15 250 Chicago Cubs Cam Greathouse LHP Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC Fla. $125,000
The lefthanded Greathouse generates a plus curveball that scrapes 80 mph from an exaggerated delivery that scares off some scouts. He also plays right field, and some scouts believe Greathouse's upper-80s fastball would improve in velocity if he gives up playing a position. He's a South Carolina recruit.
16 251 Tampa Bay Rays Merrill Kelly RHP Arizona State Ariz. $125,000
Righthander Kelly gets results, but does it with a lot of funk and deception. He sinks an average fastball that touches 92 mph, and he throws it for strikes. But he's rigid with an "iron Mike" delivery, and as one scout put it, "You just don't see guys pitch like that in the big leagues." Kelly mixes in a breaking ball, but it's his above-average changeup that is his second-best pitch. Because of his mechanical issues, he profiles better as a reliever in pro ball.
17 252 Seattle Mariners Jabari Blash OF Miami Dade JC Fla. $140,000
Blash, the Rangers' unsigned ninth-rounder a year ago, turned down $250,000 to come back to Miami-Dade and was having a solid season, hitting .341. Despite his raw power, though, he had only one home run. Blash has a premium arm and runs well for his size. However, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Blash was kicked off the Miami-Dade team in April, and as a fourth-year sophomore with big but raw tools and little chance of continuing his college career, he won't approach the money he turned down last year.
18 253 Detroit Tigers Patrick Leyland C Bishop Canevin HS, Pittsburgh Pa. $125,000
Another Terrapins signee, Leyland, is the son of Tigers manager Jim Leyland, so he'll almost certainly get drafted, but scouts don't think he's ready for pro ball yet. Leyland has worked hard to get his once-soft body into better shape, and he has improved his receiving skills, but his average arm is not accurate so he gets run on plenty. His bat is also a work in progress.
19 254 Atlanta Braves Kurt Fleming OF St. Christopher's HS, Richmond Va. $125,000
Fleming is another Richmond-area outfielder with speed comparable to Shifflett's. He's arguably the best athlete in the state and is committed to play football for Army. His dad is Steven Fleming, the Braves' East Coast crosschecker.
20 255 Minnesota Twins Lance Ray OF Kentucky Ky. $125,000
First baseman Lance Ray had offseason wrist surgery that initially limited his effectiveness after transferring from Western Nevada CC to Kentucky. He was hitting just .182 before delivering a game-winning pinch-single against Alabama on April, and he finished the season on a .424 tear with nine homers in his final 26 games. Six-foot-1 and 200 pounds, he's a pure lefthanded hitter with some pull-side power. He's a good athlete for a first baseman and a smart baserunner.
21 256 Texas Rangers Jonathan Roof SS Michigan State Mich. $125,000
Roof has extensive baseball bloodlines, as his father Gene and uncle Phil played in the major leagues and his brothers Eric and Shawn play in the Tigers system. Jonathan is the top defensive shortstop in the Big 10 Conference, with solid range, a strong arm and quality instincts. He'd go higher in the draft if scouts had more faith in his bat, but they worry that the 6-foot-1, 165-pounder lacks the strength to do much damage with wood. He's an average runner.
22 257 Florida Marlins Alan Oaks RHP Michigan Mich. $25,000
Oaks was the best high school hitter in Michigan and a Tigers 50th-round draft pick as an outfielder in 2006. He was predominantly an outfielder in his first three seasons with the Wolverines and clubbed a regional-winning homer off David Price as freshman, but he never made consistent contact at the plate. Michigan used him as a two-way player last year, and he became a full-time pitcher and its Friday night starter this spring. Though the righthander tired down the stretch after tripling his previous career high with 92 innings, scouts say he's legitimate and might have been a top-five-round pick had he moved to the mound earlier in his career. In the first half of the season, Oaks worked in the low 90s and touched 94 mph with his fastball while flashing an average slider and changeup. He uses his high-three-quarters arm slot and 6-foot-3, 240-pound frame to work down in the strike zone. He threw too many sliders, however, and topped out at 91 with diminished command and secondary pitches by the end of the year. Once he gets more innings under his belt, his build should lend itself to durability. He has enough stuff to make it as a starter, or profiles well as a late-inning reliever.
23 258 San Francisco Giants Joe Staley C Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas $95,000
Joe Staley has played at three schools in three years since turning down the Rays as a 39th-round pick out of high school in 2007. He was part of a Junior College World Series championship at Grayson County (Texas) CC in 2008, spent last season at Stephen F. Austin State, then transferred to NAIA power Lubbock Christian for 2010. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is an offensive-minded catcher who hit .443/.544/.710 this spring, finishing the season on a 24-game hitting streak. The highest-drafted position player in Lubbock Christian history, he has the strength and plate discipline to hit for some power and average. He's just a fair defender behind the plate, splitting the season between catcher and DH.
24 259 St. Louis Cardinals Daniel Bibona LHP UC Irvine Calif. $45,000
UC Irvine's Bibona didn't sign as the Cardinals' 16th-round pick last year and had another banner season for the Anteaters, going 9-2, 2.10 with a 100-15 strikeout-walk ratio in 90 innings. He's 30-6 the last three seasons overall. Bibona is not physically imposing at 6 feet, 170 pounds, and he doesn't have dominant stuff, but he has a strong track record of performance. Reminiscent of Tom Glavine in build and approach, Bibona throws his fastball at 86-89 mph, with excellent movement and command. He can run into trouble when he attempts to overthrow the fastball, and he doesn't have the raw velocity to challenge hitters up in the zone. He has a solid feel for his changeup, and some scouts believe his curveball is his best pitch. Bibona can take vary its speed, down to 74 mph or up near slider speed at 78-79. Bibona can eat away both corners of the plate with both his fastball and curve.
25 260 Colorado Rockies Corey Dickerson OF Meridian (Miss.) CC Miss. $125,000
He's the best juco prospect from the state since Desmond Jennings, a 10th-round pick of the Rays in 2006. Dickerson has the hitting ability to step right into the Bulldogs' lineup, having hit .474 with 19 home runs in 137 at-bats at Meridian. He has a pro body and present strength, he plays hard and his best tool is his bat, an attractive profile. He's a fringe-average runner and profiles as a left fielder. He had right labrum surgery in 2007, and his arm has never bounced back, with one evaluator giving him a well-below-average grade.
26 261 Philadelphia Phillies Stephen Malcolm SS San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) JC Calif. $125,000
Malcolm has a wiry body and a quick arm, and he has some athleticism--he's a capable college shortstop who played two ways at San Joaquin Delta. He's run his fastball up to 91 mph, but because of his small size (he's 5-foot-11) he projects as a reliever.
27 262 Los Angeles Dodgers Blake Dean OF Louisiana State La. $35,000
Blake Dean was a proven college hitter and a key cog in the lineup that powered Louisiana State to a national title in 2009. He lasted until the Twins took him in the 10th round because he spent most of his junior season as a DH and had a bum throwing shoulder that required labrum surgery. As a senior, Dean has continued to produce, and he has done a better job of not overswinging, letting his lefthanded power come naturally. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder has a quick bat and 55 career homers entering NCAA regional play. A below-average runner and outfield defender, he has found a new home and done a creditable job at first base this spring. He should fit somewhere in the first 10 rounds as a cost-effective bat with a proven track record.
28 263 Boston Red Sox Matt Price RHP Virginia Tech Va. $415,000
A draft-eligible sophomore, Price has a thin body at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, and some scouts don't think he'll add much weight because there isn't anywhere to put it. One scout compared his frame to Mike MacDougal. Price is comparable to teammate Jesse Hahn, but he's a notch below him overall. His fastball sits comfortably at 92-93 mph, and he has shown the ability to touch 94-95 late in games. His curveball is average, but he flashes some that scouts can dream on. His second pitch is a changeup that's an average pitch now and has a chance to get better. His command as a freshman was below-average, but it's average to slightly above now. The concern with Price is his delivery. His arm is quick, but it's not real loose. There's some stiffness to his delivery as he has a short stride for someone with his height and he lands on a stiff front leg. This causes him to sometimes leave pitches up in the zone. His stuff puts him as a second-round candidate, high enough to consider him signable despite the leverage of returning for his junior season. For the Hokies, Price was 7-3, 4.37 through his first 12 appearances, 10 of which were starts. In 70 innings he had 68 strikeouts and 21 walks.
29 264 Los Angeles Angels Kole Calhoun OF Arizona State Ariz. $36,000
Outfielder Kole Calhoun is a 5-foot-10 overachiever who should get a job somewhere. He's hit well at Arizona State, but is maxed-out physically and won't hit for enough power to play a corner outfield spot in the big leagues, which is where he projects defensively.
30 265 New York Yankees Kyle Roller 1B East Carolina N.C. $45,000
Pirates slugger Roller, primarily a DH for the bulk of his career, has a mature body that lacks athleticism. He can hit, though, batting .342 with 10 homers in the Cape Cod League last summer and drawing 61 walks this spring for the Pirates, with 12 more homers. At the least, Roller will be a solid organizational solider in the minors.