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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
5 170 Colorado Rockies Josh Slaats RHP Hawaii $142,200
Slaats came to Hawaii via California High in San Ramon, Calif. He started for the Rainbows his freshman year, but was ineffective and moved to a relief role in 2009 after coming out of the bullpen for Wareham in the Cape Cod League the previous summer. Slaats returned to the Cape last summer and dominated (2-0, 0.95) and reclaimed a spot in Hawaii's weekend rotation, although he didn't become their Friday night guy until midway through this year and missed a start in March with some elbow tenderness. Slaats sits 90-93 mph with his fastball, holding it deep into games, and has even touched 95. Slaats throws a disappearing slider with sharp, two-plane break. His changeup is still coming along but has shown flashes of being a good pitch. Slaats has a physical presence on the mound at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds. He repeats his delivery well, but has a tendency to open his hips a little early and fall off to the first-base side. As a pitcher from Hawaii, Slaats final start of the regular season at San Jose State and in the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Mesa, Ariz. will be important, as it will give more scouts a chance to see him.
6 192 Seattle Mariners Christian Carmichael C Mililani (Hawaii) HS $150,000
Christian Carmichael is the top high school prospect in the state. An athletic catcher, Carmichael is a agile defender with quick feet and a strong, accurate arm. He has a line drive stroke, but defense is his calling card. He did not play this spring after switching from Kamehameha High to Mililani High in February because of transfer rules. Carmichael is committed to Hawaii, but a team that likes his defensive ability and has done its homework could draft him high enough to sign him away from that commitment.
7 229 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Garcia SS Hawaii $75,000
Shortstop Greg Garcia was a first-team Western Athletic Conference shortstop this year, after being on the second team the two years prior. He's a lefthanded-hitting shortstop that is good enough for the position now, but may have to move off the position down the line. He has a strong arm, but won't hit for enough power to play third base in the big leagues and he's an average runner. He did not hit very well as a sophomore (.265/.359/.385), but turned things on this year and hit .358/.450/.505.
14 441 Philadelphia Phillies Chace Numata C Pearl City (Hawaii) HS
Numata is a slender, athletic 6 feet and 165 pounds. He's a switch-hitting shortstop and teams have flirted with the idea of trying him out behind the plate. He could certainly play both ways if he winds up at Central Arizona JC, but he's a better pro prospect on the mound, where he has been clocked as high as 94 mph as his team's closer. He sits more in the 89-91 mph range, with a curveball that falls off the table.
15 446 Washington Nationals David Freitas C Hawaii
Freitas is 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds and came to Hawaii from Consumnes River (Calif.) CC. He might get a shot late in the draft, but teams will likely wait on him as a senior sign.
15 462 Seattle Mariners Charles Kaalekahi RHP Campbell HS, Ewa Beach, Hawaii $125,000
41 1245 Minnesota Twins Sam Spangler LHP Hawaii
Lefthander Spangler has pitched at 86-89 mph most of the year. He is in his first year starting and could get back up to 92 mph if a team sticks him in the bullpen. He has shown a much better feel this season for his secondary pitches, a curveball and a changeup.
48 1447 Cincinnati Reds Kaiana Eldredge C Punahou HS, Honolulu
Eldredge is another athletic catcher. This is his first year playing behind the plate, but he made the transition nicely because of his athleticism and arm strength. Before catching, he was a shortstop and a pitcher, sitting at 86-88 mph off the mound and touching 90. He's an average runner and a gap-to-gap hitter who is committed to Kansas.