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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 17 Los Angeles Angels C.J. Cron Jr. Utah Utah $1,467,000
Power numbers are way down in college baseball this year because of less-potent bats, but don't tell that to Cron, who hit .444/.522/.829 with 15 home runs in 187 regular-season at-bats for Utah. His father Chris played in the big leagues and has managed in the minor leagues since 1995, so C.J. has grown up around the game. He has come through the amateur ranks as a catcher, but he's just serviceable behind the plate and has not played there this season because of an injury to his throwing shoulder and his days as a catcher may be over. He doesn't move well at first base and is a bottom-of-the-scale runner, but that's all right because he's the best all-around hitter in the country and should have no problem producing the numbers teams expect from a first baseman. Cron has the unique combination of pure hitting ability and power. He projects to be an above-average hitter and has legitimate 80 raw power on the 20-80 scale that translates into at least above-average usable power. He has great hand-eye coordination and the strength in his hands to drive good pitches for singles and doubles. He uses a good approach at the plate and makes adjustments well, so he should move quickly through a team's system.
2 68 Chicago Cubs Dan Vogelbach Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. Fla. $1,600,000
Vogelbach is not a good runner, but he helped Bishop Verot win the Florida 3-A championship for the first time since 1994 when he scampered home from second base with the winning run on a deflected single by Hudson Boyd--a likely top-two-rounds pick as a pitcher. Vogelbach hit 17 homers in 32 games and has some of the best lefthanded power in the draft due to excellent strength and a sound, loose swing. He put it on display last December at the annual Power Showcase--the event made famous by Bryce Harper's 502-foot homer--by launching one 508 feet with a metal bat and won the event. He is more than a masher, with solid hitting ability and a fairly polished approach. But at 6 feet, 240 pounds, Vogelbach has work to do physically and will never be thought of as athletic. He has trimmed up in the last year, particularly since last summer's East Coast Pro Showcase, when he weighed more than 280 pounds. Vogelbach is limited to first base and may be limited to the American League, but he may hit his way into the firs three rounds. He's committed to Florida.
3 91 Pittsburgh Pirates Alex Dickerson Indiana Ind. $380,700
Dickerson established his hitting credentials by winning the Big Ten Conference triple crown (.419-24-75) as a sophomore, then batting .500 in a nine-game stint in the Cape Cod League before moving on to Team USA. He hasn't put up the same numbers this spring, as he has battled back problems and teams have pitched around him. He's still one of the better bats available in the draft. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound lefthander has pure hitting ability, average to plus power to all parts of the ballpark and an advanced approach. Pitchers rarely have challenged Dickerson on the inner half, and scouts have lauded his willingness to use the opposite field. He's a below-average runner with substandard range and a fringy arm in left field, and he's going to have to work harder on defense to avoid a move to first base or DH. His back issues don't help in that regard, and he had surgery to repair a bulging disc while he was in high school.
3 92 Seattle Mariners Kevin Cron Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
C.J. Cron isn't the only Cron in this draft with a huge bat. His younger brother shattered the Arizona high school career home run record this year, finishing with 59, including 27 this season as he helped his team win a state title. Cron is almost a clone of his older brother. He has a softer body at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, but it's all about the hitting and power tools for those two. Kevin has some arm strength but will be limited to first base because of his lack of athleticism and below-average speed. High school first basemen that hit from the right side of the plate aren't usually premium picks, but Cron's bat is that intriguing. He has good bat speed and well above-average raw power. Rumors had him looking for a seven-figure signing bonus, and if he doesn't get an offer to his liking he'd be happy to honor his commitment to Texas Christian.
3 106 Detroit Tigers Aaron Westlake Vanderbilt Tenn. $310,000
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Westlake is physically ready for pro ball and was strong enough to have a strong season despite the powered-down bats in college baseball this season. He was forced to redshirt in 2008 due to a blood clotting issue, and he was drafted in the 22nd round as a sophomore last year. The Blue Jays followed him in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .292 with five homers. He had career-best numbers this spring for Vanderbilt as the team's offensive anchor, murdering mistakes, and his eight home runs in league games led the Southeastern Conference. He's patient and strong, generates solid bat speed and is an adequate defender. A gamer, he played catcher (albeit poorly) for an injury-ravaged Vandy team in 2009. He's 22, so he'll probably be pushed through the minors quickly.
3 116 San Francisco Giants Ricky Oropesa Southern California Calif. $550,000
A heralded two-way recruit, Oropesa scrapped pitching his freshman year and quickly became one of the Pac-10's premier power hitters, slugging 33 home runs over his first two seasons and leading the Cape Cod League with seven long balls in 2010. He also led the Cape with 52 strikeouts, after fanning 51 times in 235 at-bats for the Trojans. He has decreased his strikeout rate and increased his walk rate this spring, but his power numbers have also dropped with the less-potent metal bats--he has just six homers through 186 at-bats. Still, Oropesa is a strong, physical specimen at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, and he has well above-average raw power from the left side. He'll need to become a better hitter because he still struggles against lefthanded pitching and is prone to chasing breaking balls. His swing gets long at times, but he has enough bat speed to punish even premium fastballs. Some scouts think he has a chance to become an average hitter in time. Oropesa has a plus-plus arm but needs a lot of work on his glove positioning and fundamentals at third base. He profiles better as an average defensive first baseman, where his arm is largely wasted. He's a well below-average runner.
4 131 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Ramirez Cal State Fullerton Calif. $213,300
Multiple scouts used the phrase "a really tough one" when evaluating Ramirez this spring. He's had a tremendous college career, starring for three seasons as the primary power threat in the heart of Cal State Fullerton's order as well as the team's closer. Some scouts prefer him as a pitcher. He has good feel for a solid four-pitch mix, including an 86-90 fastball, a plus changeup, a solid slider and curveball. But Ramirez wants to be a hitter, and the majority of scouts prefer him as a first baseman. After his monstrous sophomore season, Ramirez struggled to adjust to wood bats last summer with Team USA, causing some scouts to wonder if his lefthanded swing is more tailored to metal bats. He has undeniable strength in his bulky 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame, leading to above-average raw power but average game power. He does not have elite bat speed, and he sometimes exhibits an arm bar in his swing, making him vulnerable on the inner half. He uses his hands well and excels at lacing hard line drives into the left-center gap, and he has a chance to be an average hitter. Most of his home run power is to center-right, and he's gotten better at turning on balls. He's an average defender at first base, with soft hands but limited range. Ramirez could be drafted anywhere from the fourth to the 10th round.
7 219 Chicago Cubs Trevor Gretzky Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, Calif. Calif. $375,000
Long-levered and projectable at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne, has plenty of holes in his swing, and his feel for hitting needs to improve. But he does have power projection and natural hand-eye coordination. He's a poor runner who has a long way to go defensively at first base, and he's likely to wind up at San Diego State.
7 222 New York Mets Cole Frenzel Arizona Ariz. $200,000
It was a banner year in the Dakotas--and the crop is even more impressive if you consider players that have since moved on to other states, like righthander Sam Wolff at JC of Southern Nevada and first baseman Cole Frenzel at Arizona. Frenzel was a 48th-round pick out of Dickinson (N.D.) High in 2009 and is now a draft-eligible sophomore. Frenzel shows some raw power, but mostly uses a flat, line-drive approach and doesn't utilize his lower half much in his swing. He has the arm strength to tempt a team to use him at third base, but probably winds up at first base, where his bat doesn't profile as well.
7 223 Florida Marlins Ryan Rieger JC of the Sequoias (Calif.) Calif. $200,000
First baseman Ryan Rieger transferred to College of the Sequoias after spending a season at Santa Clara and shows a good feel for hitting with some power with wood. If he doesn't sign, he'll be back in Division I next year at Long Beach State.
7 228 Colorado Rockies Harold Riggins North Carolina State N.C. $125,000
First baseman Harold Riggins has worked hard to improve his body and now stands a strong 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. He has well above-average raw power and is a good athlete, providing solid defense at first base. He has good bat speed, though he doesn't handle breaking stuff and his swing will need adjustments to work in pro ball. In 191 at-bats this year, Riggins was hitting .304/.433/.424 with 63 strikeouts.
7 239 New York Yankees Bubba Jones Edmonds-Woodway HS, Edmonds, Wash. Wash. $350,000
Jones was the pop-up prep bat in the Northwest. Scouts like his strength and lefthanded swing, but the big question is where he winds up defensively. He spent some time at catcher in high school, but he profiles better at first base, as he's not athletic enough to remain behind the plate as a pro. Jones has a short, swing with strong wrists. He has a little bit of an uppercut bat path, but shows good bat speed, though most of his power is presently to the pull side. If Jones doesn't sign, he's committed to Arizona.
8 270 Tampa Bay Rays John Alexander Glendora (Calif.) HS Calif. $325,000
Six-foot-6, 200-pound first baseman John Alexander doubles as a standout volleyball player, but baseball is his passion, and he has committed to play baseball at UC Irvine. He's very athletic and has a chance to provide serious lefthanded power as he matures.
11 347 Detroit Tigers Dean Green Barry (Fla.) Fla.
11 360 Tampa Bay Rays Cameron Seitzer Oklahoma Okla.
As a gifted line-drive hitter with gap power, Cameron Seitzer is reminiscent of his father Kevin, a two-time all-star who's now the Royals' batting coach. He has an advantage over his dad in that he bats lefthanded, but he's limited to first base, where his father played third. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder dropped from 16 homers in 2010 to four entering the NCAA playoffs this spring, and his power makes it hard to profile him as a regular at first. Seitzer has enough arm strength for the hot corner, but he doesn't move well enough to play there every day.
12 374 Los Angeles Dodgers O'Koyea Dickson Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
12 380 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Stienstra San Jose State Calif.
12 390 Tampa Bay Rays Trevor Mitsui Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash.
Davis and Conforto aren't the only high-profile prep teammates in the Evergreen State. Blake Snell has two teammates who also will likely wind up in college but show potential: righthander Kevin Moriarty and first baseman Trevor Mitsui. Mitsui put up great numbers this year (.712/.845/1.635) and has bat speed, but his tools don't match the statistics. He's sometimes too passive at the plate and is limited to first base, where he's a below-average defender with a below-average arm. He will likely wind up at Washington.
13 397 Washington Nationals Casey Kalenkosky Texas State Texas
Kalenkosky hit 20 homers in two seasons at Cisco (Texas) JC and nearly matched that total during the regular season, tying the Texas State record with 18. The 6-foot, 195-pound righthanded hitter's power will have to carry him, however. He lacks the pitch recognition to hit for a high average and is a below-average runner and defender. He does have arm strength and has seen brief action as a catcher.
13 405 Los Angeles Angels Jackson Whitley North Augusta (S.C.) HS S.C. $125,000
15 456 Kansas City Royals Dean Espy UCLA Calif.
Physically mature at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Dean Espy lacks the raw power to project as an everyday first baseman in the big leagues, but he has strength in his line-drive swing and a chance to hit for average, with occasional home run pop. He has played third base in the past, but his range is better suited for first.
15 460 Houston Astros Zach Johnson Oklahoma State Okla.
16 495 Los Angeles Angels Frazier Hall Southern La.
16 498 Colorado Rockies Preston Tucker Florida Fla.
Tucker broke in to college ball with a splash, driving in 85 runs and earning first-team Freshman All-American honors in 2009. He was primarily a first baseman in his first two seasons but has shifted to the outfield as a junior to help Florida get more bats into the lineup and to showcase Tucker's versatility. Most scouts says it has done more to expose Tucker's flaws than highlight his strengths, though, and after he batted .113 in the Cape Cod League he has his detractors. He did rally in the Cape to hit two home runs in the postseason, and he rallied from a slow 2011 start to get back over .300 in Southeastern Conference play while hitting double digits in home runs again. Tucker has solid hitting ability and makes consistent contact, and he's not afraid to work counts. He has solid power, but it's hard for scouts to give him above-average grades for either of his best tools. Defensively, he fits better in left field, where his below-average speed and arm are less of a factor than in right, where he plays for the Gators. Some scouts see him as more of a first baseman. His track record of performance should get him off the board in the first six rounds.
16 499 Toronto Blue Jays Richard Prigatano St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. Calif.
Being teammates with a premier player--in this case, Tyler Goeddel--can often pay dividends, and Prigatano has taken advantage this year. After batting .182/.273/.269 in just 22 at-bats last year, he worked hard to get into better shape and now has a muscular, 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. Scouts started to take notice when he hit a home run off Joe Ross early in the season. Prigatano profiles as an above-average hitter with well above-average power potential. A righthanded hitter and thrower, he plays first base now but is athletic enough to hold down a corner outfield spot. He's at least an average runner and has good arm strength. Prigatano generated a lot of buzz this spring and fielded multiple scholarship offers before committing to Long Beach State. He may have pushed himself too far up draft boards to end up on campus.
19 579 Chicago Cubs Paul Hoilman East Tennessee State Tenn.
His teammates aren't as attractive to scouts but should get picked. Senior first baseman Paul Hoilman produced with the new bats, hitting 22 home runs to tie for second in the country as regionals started. Hoilman's a masher whose 72 strikeouts also ranked second nationally.
19 592 Boston Red Sox Sikes Orvis Freedom HS, Orlando Fla.
21 634 Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Griffin Central Florida Fla.
21 641 Milwaukee Brewers Michael Nemeth Connecticut Conn.
Outside of UConn's big three draft prospects, Mike Nemeth figures to be the first Husky selected, thanks to his consistent track record with the bat. Nemeth set UConn's all-time hits record as a junior, and he continued padding his total this year, upping the number to 309 career hits through 55 games this year. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Nemeth has gap power and is a below-average runner. He's solid in the field and was named the Big East's top defensive first baseman before the season. He has drawn comparisons to Casey Kotchman, and he'll likely get taken in the 15-20 rounds range.
21 648 Colorado Rockies Jordan Ribera Fresno State Calif.
21 653 San Diego Padres Zach Kometani San Diego Calif.
21 659 New York Yankees Zach Wilson Arizona State Ariz. $100,000
First baseman Zach Wilson has power but is unexceptional as a righthanded corner bat with an all-or-nothing approach.
24 730 Houston Astros Jesse Wierzbicki North Carolina N.C.
Aside from Stallings and Levi Michael, the Tar Heels have a few senior signs in first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki and righthanders Greg Holt and Patrick Johnson. Wierzbicki has shown some power in his two years in Chapel Hill, hitting 14 home runs in just over 400 at-bats.
24 732 New York Mets Tant Shepherd Texas Texas
24 745 Cincinnati Reds Nick O'Shea Minnesota Minn.
25 759 Chicago Cubs Rock Shoulders State JC of Florida Fla. $294,000
At the opposite end of the spectrum is slugger Rock Shoulders of State College of Florida, formerly known as Manatee JC. Shoulders' 14 homers led the state, and he impressed scouts by trimming up his 6-foot-2, 225-pound body. The Red Sox' 20th-round pick a year ago, Shoulders doesn't have the knack for hitting of prep sluggers in the state such as Dan Vogelbach and Dante Bichette Jr., but his pop from the left side should get him picked about 10 rounds sooner than last year.
25 769 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Arce Tampa (no school) Fla. $100,000
25 772 Boston Red Sox Taylor Ard Washington State Wash.
Ard has a long track record of mashing with wood, first at Mount Hood (Ore.) CC, then in the West Coast League two summers ago. Last summer, Ard was solid for Brewster in the Cape Cod League and he'll return there this summer if he doesn't sign right away. He has tremendous strength at the plate and has a knack for squaring balls up and not striking out a lot. On the downside, he's a righthanded hitter who is limited to first base. He's a well below-average runner who will need to watch his body so that his 6-foot-1, 228-pound frame doesn't get too soft.
25 773 San Diego Padres Paul Karmas St. John's N.Y.
28 845 Baltimore Orioles Nate Raubinger Arroyo Grande (Calif.) HS Calif.
28 861 Chicago White Sox Kyle Robinson Arkansas Ark.
Arkansas has its own senior sign in outfielder Kyle Robinson, who has power and athleticism. He struggled in Southeastern Conference play, hitting just .175.
30 919 Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Patterson Auburn Ala.
Senior Kevin Patterson has improved his defense and is now passable at first base, and he has tremendous raw power. His all-or-nothing approach still produces scads of strikeouts (56 in 195 at-bats this season).
30 931 Philadelphia Phillies Mike Marshall Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas
31 936 Kansas City Royals Chris Serritella Southern Illinois Ill.
Southern Illinois first baseman Chris Serritella, who hit 13 homers and figured to be the state's best college hitting prospect, took a redshirt year after breaking his right wrist in a intrasquad game.
31 956 Atlanta Braves Jackson Laumann Boone County HS, Florence, Ky. Ky. $150,000
The state's top prep position prospect is Jackson Laumann, whose father Doug is the White Sox scouting director. A 6-foot-3, 215-pound first baseman, he stands out most for his righthanded power potential. He has committed to Cincinnati.
33 1012 Boston Red Sox David Chester Pittsburgh Pa.
Scouts may find power in the bats of Jordan Steranka, Kevan Smith and David Chester. Chester doesn't have a great body, but has big power, leading the Panthers with 14 home runs.
34 1022 Pittsburgh Pirates Hommy Rosado Louisiana State-Eunice JC La.
The state's junior colleges will provide some solid selections as well, led by Hommy Rosado, a slugging corner bat who was a second-team All-American at Barbe High last season and an 11th-round pick of the Rockies. Rosado had questions about his defense last year but played third base at LSU-Eunice JC and was fair there, despite missing a month with an injury. Rosado was in better shape this year as well, but his bat remains the 6-foot, 210-pounder's best tool, as he led the team with eight home runs. Rosado could go out in the same range as where he was picked last year.
34 1047 San Francisco Giants Ben Thomas Xavier Ohio
36 1092 New York Mets Ryan Hutson Texas-San Antonio Texas
38 1167 San Francisco Giants Bryan Nicholson Concordia (Calif.) Calif.
40 1206 Kansas City Royals Ben Waldrip Jacksonville State Ala.
40 1217 Detroit Tigers Ryan Krill Portage (Mich.) Central HS Mich.
40 1231 Philadelphia Phillies Brendan Hendriks Vauxhall (Alb.) HS Alberta
41 1240 Houston Astros Chase Davidson Georgia Ga.
Chase Davidson was a third-rounder out of high school in 2008 who won't be offered close to the $425,000 or so he would have received had he signed for slot back then with the Astros. At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Davidson has played a lot of DH in 2011 and heated up as the season went on, but he's streaky and a below-average athlete whose only plus tool is raw power. He has a career 133-33 strikeout-walk ratio in 347 at-bats for the Bulldogs.
41 1250 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Knox Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
43 1316 Atlanta Braves Jake Lueneberg Kishwaukee (Ill.) JC Ill.
44 1350 Tampa Bay Rays Jordan Leyland UC Irvine Calif.
Leyland was an all-star in the Cape Cod league last summer, showing a feel for hitting with a wood bat and plus raw power. But he had a bad spring, struggling with his timing, rhythm and stride at the plate, and he's a fringy defender at first, causing the Anteaters to use him at DH for much of the season.
45 1367 Detroit Tigers Andrew Allen Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
46 1390 Houston Astros Justin Shults UC Riverside Calif.
48 1471 Philadelphia Phillies Kewby Meyer Kamehameha HS, Honolulu Hawaii
49 1473 Seattle Mariners Andrew Grifol Santa Fe (Fla.) CC Fla.
49 1474 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Williams South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
50 1503 Seattle Mariners Esteban Tresgallo Colegio Marista de Guaynabo (P.R.) P.R.