Los Angeles Dodgers

Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
1 28 Zach Lee RHP McKinney (Texas) HS Texas $5,250,000
Lee's status as one of the best quarterback recruits in the nation and a top student will make him one of the most difficult signing decisions in this draft. The perception among area scouts is that Lee might require as much as $3 million—and even that might not be enough to steer him away from playing two sports at Louisiana State. He passed for 2,565 yards and 31 touchdowns last fall, and his arm is just as potent on the mound. He already has a 90-93 mph fastball with room for more projection in his 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame. He also throws a sharp slider and a changeup that needs work but shows promise. Unlike many two-sport stars, he has a lot of polish. Lee has a clean delivery that he repeats, enabling him to throw strikes with ease.
2 78 Ralston Cash RHP Lakeview Academy, Cornelia, Ga. Ga. $463,500
Ralston Cash, a Georgia signee, has overcome adversity in his life. His mother died in a car crash in 1995, when he was just 3, and he had his own car wreck in 2008. He's recovered to have some of the best velocity in the state, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s and has touched 94 mph. He also has a pro body at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Cash's secondary stuff strikes scouts as fringy.
3 109 Leon Landry OF Louisiana State La. $284,400
Landry was a regular on Louisiana State's 2008 College World Series club as a freshman, but he lost his starting job midway through 2009. After helping the Tigers win the national title as a part-timer, he starred in the Cape Cod League, hitting .364 with wood bats. Landry profiles as a potential four-tool center fielder. He's having his best college season to date, reflecting a more mature approach at the plate. He no longer sells out for power and pulls off pitches, and he's doing a much better job of controlling the strike zone. A 5-foot-11, 195-pound lefthanded batter, he projects as a possible .275 hitter with 15 homers in the big leagues. He has slightly above-average speed and keen defensive instincts that allow him to play center field. If he can't stick in center as a pro, his below-average arm would dictate a move to left field, which in turn would put more pressure on his bat.
4 142 James Baldwin III OF Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C. N.C. $180,000
Elon recruit Baldwin III is the son of the former big league pitcher, James Baldwin Jr., who was drafted by the White Sox out of the same high school (Pinecrest) in the fourth round in 1990. The father threw more than 1,300 major league innings over 11 seasons, and now serves as the Pinecrest pitching coach. The son has also worked as a righthanded pitcher but is a prospect as an outfielder, with athleticism that stands out in this year's high school class. His bat is raw because he was both a football and basketball standout as well during his prep career, and he'll be a safer pick coming out of school in three years unless a team buys into his big league bloodlines.
5 172 Jake Lemmerman SS Duke N.C. $139,500
A California prep product, Lemmerman was a three-year starter for Duke and has better skills than tools. He has soft, sure hands and made just three errors as a junior, checking in with a .987 fielding percentage. He also benefitted from Duke moving into the cozy Durham Bulls Athletic Park and led the team with 11 home runs after hitting just nine in his first two seasons combined. He's a righthanded hitter with solid pop and below-average speed who likely will move to second or third base.
6 202 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo. Colo.
Gausman has a tall, thin build with long arms and legs. While scouts believe he'll add strength, he's one of the older players in this year's high school class and will always be on the slender side. He pitched as much as anyone last summer, throwing in just about every high-profile showcase event possible, including Perfect Game National, Aflac, Under Armour, Tournament of Stars, Area Codes, Team USA and Jupiter. Combine that with the fact that he played basketball all winter and bad weather in Colorado all spring, and it shouldn't come as a shock that his velocity was down a tick this season, sitting at 89-92 mph. Gausman has pitched in the low to mid-90s in the past. His fastball has some life and run, but he doesn't command it particularly well and it's flat in the zone. Last year in the state playoffs, he was up to 96 mph but gave up 11 runs in two innings. His secondary pitches—a 76 mph curveball, a Vulcan changeup and a cutter-like slider—are all below-average currently and project to be average at best. Because he has been inconsistent this spring, Gausman may slide to the supplemental or second round, but it will likely still take first-round money to sign him. If he heads to Louisiana State, he'd be draft-eligible again as a sophomore in 2012.
7 232 Ryan Christenson LHP South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz. $125,000
Ryan Christenson is a medium-framed lefthander with average velocity in the 86-88 mph range. He throws a solid overhand curveball, but lacks a changeup presently, limiting his potential as a starter. He was also very wild for South Mountain this year, with 42 walks in 58 innings. This was the third time the Dodgers drafted him, as they also selected him out of high school and last year from South Mountain as a freshman.
8 262 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.
9 292 Steve Domecus C Virginia Tech Va. $25,000
Domecus doesn't have great tools but has produced with the bat: he was hitting .372/.435/.641. He's unlikely to stay behind the plate and will likely move to left field. He's a redshirt senior who was last drafted in the 38th round in 2008 by the White Sox.
10 322 Bobby Coyle OF Fresno State Calif. $95,000
Even during his highly decorated high school career at Chatsworth High, Coyle spent time in the shadow of teammates Matt Dominguez and Mike Moustakas, both first-round picks in 2007. Due to signability concerns, he slipped to the 19th round (Indians) that year and attended Arizona. Coyle transferred to Fresno State last fall and had a solid year for the Bulldogs after getting a waiver from the NCAA that allowed him to play without sitting out a year. At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Coyle has an attractive left/left profile. His stats (.344/.366/.545, 10 homers) do not reflect it, but he has average power. He has good pitch recognition skills, which means he has a chance to be a high on-base percentage hitter, but needs to exercise more patience and plate discipline, which is also reflected in his stats (nine walks). He is not a burner, but an above-average runner and projects as an average left fielder.
11 352 Joc Pederson OF Palo Alto (Calif.) HS Calif. $600,000
A young athlete with professional bloodlines, present tools and a football approach to the game, Pederson is a favorite among Northern California scouts. See him on the right day and you are seeing a borderline five-tool high school prospect, though the ceiling is basically average across the board. Pederson hits and throws lefthanded, has an average arm, above-average range, runs a bit above-average down the line, has plenty of bat speed, and at times shows projectable average raw power. He tends to tinker a lot with his swing and approach, which gets in the way of him just going out and trusting his tools. Pederson was a talented high school football player and brings that type of toughness to the ball field, and if he were from the Midwest or Northeast he might be even higher on draft lists because as a multi-sport athlete he would be seen as having tremendous baseball upside. Just because he lives in California doesn't mean the same projection shouldn't apply. He has committed to Southern California, where his father Stu also played before moving onto the professional level.
12 382 Matt Kirkland 3B South Doyle HS, Knoxville Tenn.
Kirkland has shown raw power potential since his freshman season, when he was in the lineup with Tennessee's current first baseman, Cody Hawn. He has the tools for third, with arm strength and has the present strength in his 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame to contribute as a freshman if he makes it to Knoxville as part of Tennessee's recruiting class. Some pro scouts would like to see him behind the plate.
13 412 Jesse Bosnik 3B St. Bonaventure N.Y.
Bosnick hit .387/.445/.696 with 11 homers, 20 doubles and 62 RBIs as a junior this spring, leading his team in each category. At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Bosnik has strength in his lefthanded swing, but it also gets long and his approach is pull-oriented. He projects as more of a doubles hitter at the next level. Bosnik committed 20 errors this spring and will not stick at shortstop in pro ball, though he has fringe-average arm and could find a home at third base. He's an average athlete with average speed.
14 442 Alex McRee LHP Georgia Ga.
Senior lefty McRee, once a potential first-round pick, fought chronic wildness and never got on track. He ended up working just 22 innings on the season, compiling a 7.25 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 32 walks.
15 472 Jake Eliopoulos LHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
Eliopoulos, a Canadian lefthander who was the Blue Jays' unsigned second-round pick last year, was at Chipola and never meshed with the coaching staff. He also never got going on the mound, walking 21 in 21 innings while posting an 8.44 ERA. He left the team in April and returned to Canada to pitch in an adult semi-pro league over the summer, but he clearly cost himself a shot at second-round money.
16 502 Andrew Pevsner LHP Johns Hopkins (Md.) Md.
17 532 Logan Bawcom RHP Texas-Arlington Texas
18 562 Chad Arnold RHP Washington State Wash.
Washington State's best prospect is righthander Chad Arnold, who was a 36th-round pick out of high school by the Pirates in 2006. He has average command, but his stuff is fringy across the board.
19 592 Ben Carhart 3B Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla.
20 622 Shane Henderson RHP Flower Mound (Texas) HS Texas
21 652 Noel Cuevas OF Universidad Interamericana (P.R.) JC-Arecibo P.R. $100,000
A year older than most as the rare junior college prospect from Puerto Rico, 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cuevas offers intriguing raw power. He has holes in his swing, so his thump doesn't always show up in games, but he can put on a show in batting practice. He's an above-average runner but has a below-average arm, meaning he's likely destined for left field. He's a hard worker with great makeup, and like many players from Puerto Rico just needs to get more at-bats and learn how to handle better pitching.
22 682 Andre Wheeler OF Anderson HS, Austin Texas
23 712 B.J. LaRosa C Bucknell Pa.
24 742 Andrew Edge C Jacksonville State Ala.
25 772 Chance Gilmore OF Coastal Carolina S.C.
26 802 Scott Schebler OF Des Moines Area CC Iowa $300,000
27 832 Yimy Rodriguez RHP Peru State (Neb.) Neb.
28 862 Mike Drowne OF Sacred Heart (Conn.) Conn.
29 892 Red Patterson RHP Southwestern Oklahoma State Okla.
30 922 Shawn Tolleson RHP Baylor Texas
31 952 Derek Cone RHP Mesa (Ariz.) CC Ariz. $150,000
32 982 Devon Ethier OF Gateway (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
33 1012 Brett Lee LHP Bishop State (Ala.) CC Ala.
34 1042 Joe Lincoln C Missouri Southern State Mo.
35 1072 Beau Brett 1B Southern California Calif.
36 1102 John Fasola RHP Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Ohio
37 1132 Cal Vogelsang 2B JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
38 1162 Lucas Witt OF Lexington (Ky.) Christian HS Ky.
39 1192 Steve Matre RHP Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) Ohio
40 1222 Kaleb Clark RHP Riverton (Kan.) HS Kan.
41 1252 Kevin Williams SS Crespi Carmelite HS, Encino, Calif. Calif.
42 1282 Miles Williams 3B Windsor (Calif.) HS Calif.
43 1312 Chad Wallach RHP Calvary Chapel HS, Pacific Grove, Calif. Calif.
44 1342 Nick Baker RHP Palm Desert (Calif.) HS Calif.
45 1372 Logan Gallagher SS Louisburg (N.C.) JC N.C.
46 1402 Bret Montgomery RHP Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
47 1432 Cody Martin 1B Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
48 1462 Anthony Garcia 2B Chavez HS, Laveen, Ariz. Ariz.
49 1492 Robby Shultz RHP Eastside Catholic HS, Sammamish, Wash. Wash.
50 1522 Taylor Kaczmarek RHP Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz. Ariz.