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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 2 Seattle Mariners Danny Hultzen Virginia Va. $6,350,000
Hultzen was a late riser at St. Albans High in Washington, D.C., three years ago, but teams correctly figured they wouldn't be able to sign him away from his Virginia commitment. The Diamondbacks took a shot in the 10th round, but he headed to Charlottesville and immediately became the Friday starter. He was a Freshman All-American in 2009 as a two-way player, batting .327 and going 9-1, 2.17, and was a second team All-American in 2010, going 10-1, 2.83. Considered a first-round prospect coming into 2011, Hultzen has pitched himself into consideration for the No. 1 pick, going 9-3, 1.49 with 131 strikeouts and 15 walks in 90 innings as UVa spent much of the season at No. 1. Hultzen has a strong frame at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and offers two plus pitches and above-average command. After working mostly at 88-91 mph his first two college seasons, Hultzen now sits around 93 and touches 96. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and he commands it well and gets good fade thanks to a low three-quarters arm slot. His slider also shows flashes of being an above-average pitch. His arm slot can make it difficult to find consistency in the pitch, but scouts say he's now closer to the higher arm slot he showed in high school than the low three-quarters he had the last two years at UVa. A good athlete, Hultzen has seen time as a first baseman and DH in all three of his college seasons, though the Cavaliers have limited his at-bats in the last two years. He could be the safest bet among the top prospects in the country and isn't likely to make it past the first five picks.
1 15 Milwaukee Brewers Jed Bradley Georgia Tech Ga. $2,000,000
Bradley was not drafted out of high school in Huntsville, Ala., but has pitched in the Yellow Jackets weekend rotation for the better part of the last three seasons as he has filled out his 6-foot-4 frame, going from 180-190 pounds when he came to school to a sturdy 224. A rotation stalwart his last two seasons, Bradley was at his best last summer, when he ranked as the Cape Cod League's No. 4 prospect while tying for the league lead in strikeouts. While he's not generally thought of as overpowering, Bradley knows how to miss bats. Scouts love his pitcher's frame, and he has a clean, loose arm. Bradley's fastball sits anywhere from 88-94 mph. In better starts, he's at the higher end of that range, touching 95. His low 80s slider gives him a second plus pitch, and his changeup sits around 80 mph with fade. He earns high marks for his confidence and work ethic. Bradley's performance (6-3, 3.71) has slipped as the draft has neared. Scouts have noticed Bradley's stuff has not been as sharp out of the stretch this spring, and his changeup has lacked consistency, but he's still expected to be drafted among the first 15 picks.
1 16 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Reed Stanford Calif. $1,589,000
Last year was the first time since 1999 that Stanford didn't have a player selected in the first five rounds of the draft. That won't happen again this year because of Reed, who could go as high as the sandwich round. Reed is listed at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but scouts say he has grown and gained strength from last year to this year. His fastball varies from 89-91 mph some nights to 92-94 on others, and he has touched 96. He'll show a power slider and above-average changeup, but all of his stuff needs more consistency. That should come with experience. Reed has totaled just 68 innings at Stanford and has started only one game. His size, athleticism and three-pitch mix will tempt teams to give him a shot as a starter in pro ball.
1 20 Colorado Rockies Tyler Anderson Oregon Ore. $1,400,000
Anderson came to Oregon from Spring Valley High in Las Vegas in 2009, the Ducks' first season back after a 29-year hiatus, and stepped right into the rotation. He became Oregon's all-time leader in strikeouts this season. He's a good athlete who has gotten bigger and stronger and now stands 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. Anderson's biggest selling point is his feel for pitching. He takes a businesslike approach to carving up hitters and commands five pitches for strikes. He throws both a two- and four-seam fastball, and it sits in the 89-93 mph range with above-average movement. His slider is his best breaking pitch, and he'll mix in a curveball. His bread-and-butter secondary offering is an above-average changeup. Anderson has a funky leg kick in his delivery. It doesn't affect his ability to throw strikes and adds deception for the batter. After being drafted in the 50th round in 2008 by the Twins, Anderson should be a first-rounder this time around and has the polish and work ethic to move quickly.
1 28 Atlanta Braves Sean Gilmartin Florida State Fla. $1,134,000
Gilmartin isn't flashy, but his total package should take him off the board in the first 50 picks as one of the draft's safest selections. A two-way talent out of a California high school, he attended a camp at Florida State and wound up being one of the Seminoles' rare cross-country recruits. He has pitched on Fridays for three seasons and helped lead Florida State to the College World Series last season, though he struggled putting hitters away in the second half of the season and last summer with USA Baseball's college national team. Gilmartin has improved significantly in the last year and become a scouts' darling with his combination of good size (6-foot-2, 192 pounds), clean arm action and solid athleticism. He has pushed his fastball into the average velocity range at 88-91 mph, his changeup remains a plus pitch and his slider has improved to average. Gilmartin knows how to use his stuff, particularly his changeup, how to set up hitters and how to keep them off-balance. His 10-1, 1.35 season includes four double-digit strikeout efforts. Scouts compare Gilmartin favorably to Vanderbilt southpaw Mike Minor, who went seventh overall to the Braves in 2009 and reached the majors a season later.
1 33 Texas Rangers Kevin Matthews Richmond Hill (Ga.) HS Ga. $936,000
In a down year for Georgia, high school pitching was particularly weak. Matthews jumped out, and not just because his athleticism allows him to dunk a basketball despite his 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame. He's a slight but quick-armed pitcher whose fastball has touched 94-95 mph, though he's usually in the 87-90 range. He has not shown the ability to sustain above-average velocity with any consistency. His tight curveball gives him a solid-average secondary pitch. He hasn't shown much of a changeup. Matthews' handle on Twitter is "UVAbound11," which gives a hint at the strength his Virginia commitment. While some scouts compare him to such recent draft picks as Kasey Kiker and Robbie Ross (both now in the Rangers system), others liken him more to lefthanded relievers such as Billy Wagner (obviously with less velocity). The consensus is that he's a future reliever due to the effort in his delivery.
1s 36 Boston Red Sox Henry Owens Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif. $1,550,000
The top high school pitching prospect in Southern California by a landslide, Owens has a long track record of success against top competition in the biggest showcases and high school games. His 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame, easy arm action, deception, composure and advanced feel for pitching make him a potential late first-round or sandwich pick this June. Scouts have been waiting for his velocity to jump up from the 87-90 mph range for two years, and this spring it has bumped 94, though he still pitches at 88-91. He entered the spring with a loopy curveball as his second pitch, but his offspeed stuff has improved as the season progressed. His curveball has firmed up a bit, and midway through the spring he started throwing a slider and a low-80s cutter, demonstrating better feel for his craft. He also has a promising changeup, though he seldom uses it against overmatched high school hitters. Despite his size and arm action, scouts aren't convinced Owens has a ton of projection, and his lack of current plus stuff creates reservations.
1s 43 Arizona Diamondbacks Andrew Chafin Kent State Ohio $875,000
After missing all of 2010 recovering from Tommy John surgery, Chafin has bounced back so well that he should become the fourth Kent State pitcher (following Dustin Hermanson, Travis Miller and John Van Benschoten) selected in the first or sandwich round. Chafin dominated as a reliever in 2009 and has done the same as a starter this spring, going 6-1, 2.14 with 91 strikeouts in 71 innings through mid-May. His 81-83 mph slider can be unhittable and earns some 70 grades on the 20-80 scouting scale, and he commands a 90-95 mph fastball to both sides of the plate. When he was unable to throw a breaking ball during his rehab, he worked on a changeup, which now shows signs of becoming an average pitch. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder repeats his delivery well and throws strikes. Chafin's only setback this spring came when he developed a tired arm after making nine consecutive starts, but his stuff looked crisp again when he took a week off and returned in a relief role. He has the stuff and makeup to become a No. 2 starter or a closer.
1s 52 Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash. $684,000
Snell is a long and lean 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but he has narrow, sloping shoulders and may always be skinny, and scouts don't see anywhere to put a lot of added weight on his frame. His fastball sits between 88-92 mph, and he has touched 94 this season. While that grades out as an average fastball, scouts question whether he'll be able to maintain that velocity over a full minor league season because of his frame. His curveball and changeup are just average at best. Snell has performed well this season and wasn't fazed when there were 40-50 scouts behind the backstop. Snell was home schooled until this year and was committed to Washington's banner class, but he has not yet qualified academically, which may make him more signable. Because of his signability, his velocity and how well he has performed in front of crosscheckers, Snell could get popped as high as the supplemental first round, though on pure talent he would probably go a few rounds later.
1s 59 Tampa Bay Rays Grayson Garvin Vanderbilt Tenn. $370,000
Garvin has performed as well as any Division I pitcher over the last calendar year. He was the Cape Cod League's ERA champion last summer at 5-0, 0.74 with 37 strikeouts in 37 innings. In the spring, he was 11-1, 2.08 and was a perfect 9-0 in Southeastern Conference play until his last start of the regular season. He was named SEC pitcher of the year. Garvin's performance stems from his size, solid stuff and ability to pitch off his fastball. At 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, he gets a good angle on his fastball, pitching downhill, coming inside effectively at 90-92 mph and reaching 94-95 on occasion. His fastball velocity should be a tick above-average as a pro, and he uses his fastball well to set up his solid-average changeup, which has solid fade when he turns it over. His slurvy slider is below-average and rarely generates swings and misses, which limits his upside for many scouts, and he may wind up throwing more of a cutter eventually. Garvin is considered a safe pick, and his summer performance could push him into the first or supplemental first round despite his short breaking ball.
2 72 Florida Marlins Adam Conley Washington State Wash. $625,000
Conley moved from Washington State's closer role last year to the Friday night starter this year. He has an aggressive, almost Dontrelle Willis-like delivery. His fastball typically sits in the 88-93 mph range, but he can touch 95 and has been as high as 97 when he was used in relief as a sophomore. His two-seam fastball has heavy sink and his changeup has good fade. He throws a slider, but it has a long way to go. It has rolling action instead of sharp snap and he mostly relies on locating his fastball, changing speeds and inducing weak contact. With his peerless work ethic and outstanding makeup, Conley has embraced a leadership role this year. Still, evaluators are split on his future role. Some believe his lack of a breaking ball will limit him to a bullpen role. Supporters say the sink on his fastball, the confidence in his changeup and his strong work ethic will allow him to remain as a starter as his breaking ball develops.
2 74 Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Norris Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn. Tenn. $2,000,000
Norris entered 2011 as the top high school lefthander in the country, and he has done nothing to change that assessment. He spent last summer dealing for the East Cobb Yankees and then gave up football, where he played quarterback, to focus on baseball as a senior. Norris has shown three potential plus pitches, with a fastball that reaches 96 mph but generally rests in the 89-93 mph range, a curveball and changeup. He throws the changeup with good arm speed and has plenty of hand speed to spin a breaking ball, and he has also toyed with a slider. Norris features a clean arm and plenty of athleticism, though like many high school pitchers he has inconsistent mechanics, tipping when he's throwing a fastball or breaking ball. He has the athleticism to make adjustments quickly, and he had already improved his arm action in recent months, making it more compact. Scouts laud his makeup and passion for the game. A Clemson recruit, Norris has strong present stuff and room to improve.
2 83 Texas Rangers Will Lamb Clemson S.C. $430,200
Will Lamb will be a tough call, as he has a pro body that scouts are eager to see in pro ball. He's tall and lean at 6-foot-6, 175 pounds, and has good athletic ability. He's the center fielder for the Tigers and had a better offensive season in 2011 (hitting .344 though with limited power) than in 2010 (.289, four homers), despite this year's lesser bats. Lamb's a fine defender as well and is an above-average runner (he hadn't hit into a double play all year), and scouts who believe in his power could send him out as a center or right fielder. He has told scouts he prefers to hit. More likely, he'll go out as a pitcher, where he has flashed two plus pitches. In shorter stints, Lamb uses his long levers and athleticism to flash 94-95 mph fastballs and a slider with bite and power. As a starter, though, he sits average or fringe-average with his velocity and babies his slider. His arm works and his delivery is sound, leaving scouts to believe Lamb could take off if he concentrates on pitching. Questions about his competitiveness and consistency make him more of an unknown than many of his peers. He could go out as soon as the fourth round.
2 88 New York Yankees Sam Stafford Texas Texas
Lefthander Sam Stafford hasn't been able to nail down a spot in Texas' weekend rotation, though not because he lacks stuff. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder hit 96 mph while winning pitcher-of-the-year honors in the California Collegiate League last summer, but he has to dial his fastball down to 90-91 mph to try to find the strike zone. He has good shape to his curveball and doesn't always locate that pitch where he wants, either. Stafford can be unhittable at times. If he can't improve his command he'll be ticketed for the bullpen as a pro.
3 96 Washington Nationals Matt Purke Texas Christian Texas $2,750,000
Purke opened the year ranked right behind Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole as a potential No. 1 overall pick, but where he'll go in the draft is now wide open. He left an April 16 start against San Diego State after his fastball dropped to 82 mph in the fifth inning, and was diagnosed with shoulder bursitis four days later by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Purke didn't pitch again until he threw three shutout innings against New Mexico on May 19. The 14th overall pick in the 2009 draft, he agreed to a $6 million deal with the Rangers, but Major League Baseball (which controlled the club's finances at the time) wouldn't approve the deal because of the team's financial problems. So Purke joined the Horned Frogs and led them to their first-ever College World Series berth in 2010, leading NCAA Division I in wins while going 16-0, 3.02 and winning Baseball America's Freshman of the Year award. He took the summer and fall off and was hampered this season by back and blister issues. Some scouts believe his shoulder problems came because he didn't build up enough arm strength. Others blame his delivery, as the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder slings the ball from a low three-quarters arm slot. His mechanics deteriorated this spring, as he worked from an even lower angle and threw across his body more than usual, causing his stuff to flatten out. When he's healthy, Purke pitches off a lively 91-94 mph fastball that reaches 96 and backs it up with an above-average slider. His changeup has the potential to become a solid third pitch, and he has average command. He exhibited his competitiveness by gutting through nine starts and going 5-1, 1.44. With concerns about his health and signability--he possesses added leverage as a draft-eligible sophomore--it's unclear where Purke might go. He may have to re-establish his value in summer ball, as Anthony Ranaudo did a year ago after a disappointing spring at Louisiana State. He rebounded in the Cape Cod League and got a $2.55 million bonus from the Red Sox as the 39th pick.
3 104 Los Angeles Angels Nick Maronde Florida Fla. $309,600
Maronde entered his senior high school season in Kentucky as the No. 19 player on BA's Top 100 high school prospects list. He was a 43rd-round pick by the Athletics in 2008 because of the strength of his commitment to Florida, and he got 11 starts as a freshman, leading the team in strikeouts. He struggled as a sophomore, relegated to a relief role and posting a 6.15 ERA. He found success as a reliever this year, dominating at times with an above-average fastball and aggressive approach. Maronde's fastball has reached 96 and sits 90-94 mph, and he has shown the ability to pitch off it, at times to the exclusion of his other stuff. He had a recent outing with 26 straight fastballs and used no other pitch. His control of his fastball and slider are both better this year, and at times his slider is average. He hasn't used his changeup much, though he threw it as a freshman and in high school. His 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame and potential three-pitch mix make it likely he'll return to a starting role once he's drafted, though he could move quickly as a power-armed lefthanded reliever.
3 114 Cincinnati Reds Tony Cingrani Rice Texas $210,000
Tony Cingrani broke former big leaguer Tim Byrdak's single-season and career strikeout records at South Suburban (Ill.) JC, then followed Byrdak's path and transferred to Rice. After he posted an 8.59 ERA in six starts as a junior, the Owls overhauled Cingrani's delivery and moved him to the bullpen, and his transformation has been dramatic. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound lefthander has quickened his arm action and is staying more compact and on top of his pitches, and he's working at 92-94 mph and touching 97 with his fastball. He finished the regular season with a 1.92 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 52 innings. He pitches mostly off his heater, though the hope is that his below-average slider will improve once he gets more consistent innings in pro ball. He's one of the more attractive senior signs in the draft.
3 117 Minnesota Twins Corey Williams Vanderbilt Tenn. $575,000
Corey Williams is a 6-foot-2, 195-pounder who was thought to be a tough sign as a redshirt sophomore. Vanderbilt's deep staff meant Williams was limited to a relief role in 2011, and he had the staff's highest ERA. However, he has a live arm, pitching with an average fastball and at times hitting 93-94 with regularity. He has recovered fully from a knee injury that sidelined him in 2010, when he broke his kneecap when he was struck by a line drive. He showed his makeup and competitiveness by getting up and still throwing the runner out on the play that broke his kneecap.
3 120 Philadelphia Phillies Adam Morgan Alabama Ala. $250,000
Alabama's roster is thin on tools, and the Crimson Tide may not have more than one player drafted in the first 10 rounds: Morgan, who has had flashes of brilliance mixed with low points. He has pitched in the rotation for three seasons, and his solid size and good arm action entice scouts. His delivery, arm action and delivery evoke Cliff Lee, though he doesn't have Lee's stuff or command. Morgan does pound the strike zone and at times pitches downhill with a 90-92 mph fastball. He also has flashed an above-average slider that will touch 84 mph, and his changeup flashes average as well. So why doesn't Morgan dominate? His fastball more regularly sits in the 87-90 mph range, and even at lower velocity it can flatten out. He has a stiff front leg in his delivery that at times prevents him from keeping the ball down, and his slider is inconsistent. He has been durable this season, though his delivery does raise injury concerns with some scouts.
4 127 Washington Nationals Kylin Turnbull Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC Calif. $325,000
Turnbull showed up at Santa Barbara as a raw Oregonian and redshirted in 2009. The White Sox drafted him in the 30th round last year, and he took a leap forward in 2011, going 5-2, 2.47 with 92 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings and generating third- to fifth-round buzz. He faded a bit down the stretch, whether due to either fatigue or pressure. Lean and loose at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Turnbull does a good job working downhill with his fastball and maintaining his arm slot. He typically works in the 88-91 mph range but has touched 93-94 this spring. His command was poor in his final outing during the state playoffs, and he settled into the 87-88 mph range after topping out at 91 early. He flashes an average split-finger at 80-84 mph and a fringy slider. Sometimes he'll throw it harder and it can be an out pitch that flashes plus, but other times it gets bigger and slower. Scouts are intrigued by Turnbull's fresh arm, size and stuff, but his inconsistent command is a concern. He's committed to Oregon.
4 130 Houston Astros Chris Lee Santa Fe (Fla.) CC Fla. $215,000
At 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, lefthander Chris Lee is a stringbean with room to fill out if his frame will allow it. At his best, Lee had the best fastball on the Santa Fe staff, which also included hard-throwing Ben O'Shea and state JC pitcher of the year Malcolm Clapsaddle. Lee touched 94 mph, sat 89-93 and at times had an above-average slider. He threw well at the state's JC tournament, raising his draft stock, but also was a known commodity, as the White Sox drafted him in the 37th round in 2010 out of a Tampa-area high school.
4 147 San Francisco Giants Bryce Bandilla Arizona Ariz. $185,000
Bandilla has a lot of qualities scouts like: He's a beast at 6-foot-4, 237 pounds and can get his fastball up to 97 mph from the left side. He hasn't been consistent this year, however, and while he has the most electric stuff in Arizona's bullpen, he has pitched mostly in the middle innings and hasn't been trusted to close. When his stuff is on, it's undeniable. His fastball sits in the 92-95 mph range, and his best secondary offering is an above-average changeup that he has a good feel for. He throws a slurvy breaking ball in the bullpen but rarely uses it in games. He needs work on his fastball command and has some effort in his delivery as he flies open a little bit. Still, he could get a chance to start as a pro because his velocity from the left side is so rare.
5 155 Baltimore Orioles Matt Taylor Middle Georgia JC Ga. $160,000
Georgia could get a boost next year if the state's top junior-college prospect doesn't get drafted high. Middle Georgia JC lefthander Matt Taylor is a 6-foot-2 sophomore who began his career at Alabama and ranked 17th on BA's Georgia draft list in 2009. He has pitched with an average to plus fastball in 2011, topping out at 93. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and he throws both a slider and curveball, with the slider the better offering. He competes well and had a banner year, with 128 strikeouts in 82 innings during a 7-5, 3.31 season.
5 162 New York Mets Jack Leathersich Massachusetts-Lowell Mass. $110,000
UMass-Lowell's Jack Leathersich has been in the Riverhawks rotation since his freshman year, but he's best suited to pitch out of the bullpen, which is where he had success in the Cape Cod League last summer. An arm-strength lefty, Leathersich struck out 31 batters in 21 innings of relief for Orleans, running his fastball up to 95 mph, while he works at 88-92 as a starter. He shows two fringe-average breaking balls, a slurve and a curveball, but he slows everything down in his delivery on secondary offerings. Scouts have concerns about Leathersich's mechanics, as he throws across his body with recoil and often loses his arm slot. Some talked him up as a potential top-five-rounds selection, but he'll probably be taken in the eighth- to 12th-round range.
5 169 Toronto Blue Jays Andrew Chin Buckingham Browne & Nichols HS, Cambridge, Mass. Mass.
After showing solid stuff on the showcase circuit for the last two summers, Chin was in discussion to be a top-15 rounds pick, but he had Tommy John surgery in late April. When healthy, Chin sat at 86-90 mph and touched 92 with his fastball, threw a fringe-average curveball and showed feel for a changeup. He had a deceptive delivery with a three-quarters release point and impressed talent evaluators with his ability to compete. Chin won't be able to throw for about 10-12 months, and it would be surprising if a team took him and tried to nurse him through the recovery process. He could develop into a top-flight college arm in a few years.
5 171 Chicago White Sox Scott Snodgress Stanford Calif. $141,300
Another physical lefthander, Scott Snodgress, showed better velocity in the fall and settled back into the 90-92 mph range out of Stanford's bullpen this spring. Scouts like his size--he's 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds--and potential, but he doesn't have great command or composure. Snodgress throws a good curveball and changeup and needs to trust his stuff is and show more confidence on the mound.
6 186 Kansas City Royals Cesar Ogando Caribbean (P.R.) JC P.R. $150,000
Lefthander Cesar Ogando is a physical 6-foot-3 18-year-old who was eligible for the draft last year but wasn't selected. He's playing at a local junior college and touched 94 mph in the Excellence Games, a showcase event, in early May.
6 193 Florida Marlins Charlie Lowell Wichita State Kan. $200,000
In Lowell and Brian Flynn, Wichita State has two big-bodied lefthanders who will get selected in the early rounds of the 2011 draft. The Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the year, Lowell is the better prospect because he's more polished and has had more consistent success. He set a Missouri state record by finishing his high school career with 57 straight scoreless innings in 2008, and has experienced few speed bumps with the Shockers. He missed six weeks with a strained forearm a year ago, but returned before the end of the season and ranked as the top prospect in the Jayhawk League during the summer. Six-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Lowell delivers 90-95 mph fastballs on a tough angle to the plate. His hard slider is a solid second pitch, and he also uses a serviceable changeup. He generally repeats his delivery well and throws strikes, though his command is no better than average.
6 202 Boston Red Sox Miguel Pena San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $85,000
Lefthander Miguel Pena is essentially the same pitcher he was when the Nationals made him a surprise fifth-round pick out of high school two years ago. He's still 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, and he still has an 88-91 mph fastball, a sharp curveball and a solid changeup. He repeats his clean delivery well, allowing him to throw strikes with ease. He won 25 games in two years at San Jacinto, though getting sent home from the Cape Cod League last summer for disciplinary reasons hurts his cause. A 13th-round pick of the Padres in 2010, he should go in roughly the same area of the 2011 draft. If he doesn't sign, he'll attend Lubbock Christian.
6 207 San Francisco Giants Josh Osich Oregon State Ore. $450,000
Scouts have always loved Osich's arm strength and body, and he was a seventh-round pick of the Angels last year, even though he didn't throw a pitch following Tommy John surgery. After showing what he can do when healthy, he should go significantly higher this time around. A key component to Oregon State's weekend rotation, Osich matched his career innings pitched total for the Beavers in the fifth inning of his no-hitter against UCLA on April 30. His repertoire mostly consists of a 93-94 mph heater that he can dial up to 97 and a changeup, though he started mixing in a breaking ball this spring. His changeup and command have both improved, and the breaking ball took his game to a new level. His power arsenal, injury history and age (22) mean a team will likely put Osich on a fast track to the big leagues as a reliever, where he has the stuff, work ethic and mental toughness to succeed.
7 215 Baltimore Orioles Trent Howard Central Michigan Mich. $125,000
Trent Howard turned in some spectacular outings this spring, including a two-hit shutout of Indiana on Central Michigan's swing through Florida, a 13-strikeout gem against Miami (Ohio) and a duel with Kent State Andrew Chafin in which Howard fanned the first nine batters. He probably still will be the state's top draft pick, but he looked like a lock until he came down with biceps tendinitis in late April. After taking a week off, he got hit hard in two of his final three starts. A 6-foot-2, 198-pound lefthander, Howard is a craftsman who mixes four pitches. His sinker sits at 86-89 mph and touches the low 90s, his changeup is effective against both lefties and righties, and his slider acts like a cutter. He also has a curveball he can throw for strikes. His command is more notable than any of his individual offerings, and at times he gets too rotational in his delivery, which cause his stuff to flatten out. Howard's ceiling is no more than that of a No. 4 starter, but he has a good chance of reaching it.
7 227 Detroit Tigers Brian Flynn Wichita State Kan. $125,000
Though Flynn has been inconsistent at Wichita State, winning just seven games in two seasons sandwiched around a redshirt year in 2010 when he was academically ineligible, he remains intriguing because he's a 6-foot-8, 239-pound lefthander who operates in the low 90s and can reach 95 mph with his fastball. His size allows him to throw on a steep downward plane. Flynn's future depends on his ability to develop his secondary pitches. He scrapped his curveball and had some success with a slider, generating momentum in April that might have carried him into the first rounds had he not slumped in May. His slider isn't always reliable, and neither is his changeup or control. His size and plus velocity still could get him picked in the first five rounds, though teams also may be leery of the extra leverage he possesses as a draft-eligible sophomore.
7 232 Boston Red Sox Cody Kukuk Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan. Kan. $800,000
In addition to being the best athlete in the draft, Bubba Starling is also the best high school pitcher in Kansas. Among those whose future will be on the mound, however, Kukuk stands out. He's a projectable 6-foot-4, 190-pound lefthander whose best days are ahead of him. For most of the spring, he pitched at 88-91 mph with good armside run on a fastball that has reached 93 in the past. He also shows a hard slider at times, though it gets slurvy. His changeup is a work in progress. Kukuk's biggest need is consistency, as his release point varies and affects the quality of his pitches and his control. In an effort to throw more strikes, he tried using a more compact delivery, frustrating scouts who wanted to see him cut loose as he had in the past. Though he's far from a finished product, loose and athletic lefties with quality arms are hard to ignore. A Kansas recruit, he could get popped as early as the third round.
7 238 Minnesota Twins Steven Gruver Tennessee Tenn. $125,000
Tennessee's disappointing season should still end with a few players getting drafted, starting with lefthander Steven Gruver, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder. Gruver excited scouts by touching 93 mph in fall practice, then deflated them by sitting in the 84-88 mph range all spring. He also throws strikes with his curveball, slider and changeup. None of them is above-average, and Gruver's control is better than his command. If his fastball were firmer or his command more precise, he could move into the first five rounds; instead, he's more likely to go from rounds 10-15.
7 240 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Carpenter Gonzaga Wash. $200,000
Gonzaga lefthander Ryan Carpenter has been an enigma for scouts. He's 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds and has touched 97 mph in the past, though he has been around 89-92 early in starts this year and even as low as 84. He had mediocre results his first two years at Gonzaga, though he was always impressive in summer ball against wood bats. In 2009, he led the Alaska League in strikeouts, and he came within five whiffs of leading the Cape Cod League last year. His time in the Cape helped him trust his fastball more, and he's working off it primarily for the first time this year. Statistically, Carpenter had his best year by far, going 8-2, 2.62 even though his stuff has been down. Carpenter also throws a big curveball, a slider that shows flashes of being a plus pitch and a changeup. The team that drafts Carpenter will be hoping that his size and relative youth will allow the stuff they've seen in the past to come back.
8 248 Cleveland Indians Stephen Tarpley Gilbert (Ariz.) HS Ariz.
Lefthander Stephen Tarpley has been impressive this spring, sitting in the 89-91 mph range with his fastball and touching 93, with a hard curveball. He gets around the pitch at times, but it shows hard, downer action when he stays on top of it. Tarpley also mixes in a changeup and can throw all of his pitches for strikes thanks to his athletic, 6-foot, 175-pound frame. Scouts like him, but there are rumors he wants seven figures to forgo his commitment to Southern California. If he goes to school, some think he could be a first-round pick in three years.
8 254 Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Anton Utah Utah $25,000
Anton helped himself out with a great outing against John Stilson and Texas A&M. He pitches with a fringy fastball but has touched 92 mph as late as the fourth inning, with a four-pitch mix. In addition to the fastball, he throws a changeup, a curveball and a cutter that he added this year.
8 258 Colorado Rockies Roberto Padilla San Jose State Calif. $110,000
Heading into regionals, just two pitchers could say they had beaten UCLA righthander Trevor Bauer this year. One was San Jose State lefthander Roberto Padilla, who pitched a complete game against the Bruins on Feb. 26. That surely boosted Padilla's stock, but he was already well known among area scouts and college coaches after he was the California junior college pitcher of the year at Ohlone (Calif.) JC in 2010. He led the state with 15 wins and helped the team win a state championship. Padilla's stuff matches his accolades. His fastball sits in the 87-89 mph range and tops out at 91. He throws two variations of his breaking ball--a hard slurve and a softer curveball--but it's his changeup that is his best weapon. He has command of all of his pitches, and scouts love his competitiveness.
8 260 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Miranda Miami Fla. $125,000
Daniel Miranda racked up 15 saves as Miami's closer this season. At 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, he's not projectable and thrived by commanding a mix of three lively pitches from a low three-quarters slot: an average fastball, decent curveball and changeup that was his best pitch. He walked just four in 30 2011 innings, and some scouts questioned his durability considering he was basically a one-inning guy.
8 268 Minnesota Twins Jason Wheeler Loyola Marymount Calif. $132,500
The younger brother of former Loyola Marymount slugger and current Diamondbacks Double-A third baseman Ryan Wheeler, Jason was hampered by poor command of his secondary stuff during his first two college seasons. He turned a corner in the Northwoods League last summer, winning the circuit's pitching triple crown and ranking as its No. 13 prospect. The hulking 6-foot-6, 260-pound lefty dominated hitters with an 88-93 mph fastball with good downward angle last summer, but he pitched mostly at 88-91 as LMU's Friday starter this spring. His changeup has developed into an average second pitch, but he's never shown the ability to consistently throw a quality breaking ball. He tinkered with it over the fall and spring and at his best he flashed a decent slider, but it needs refinement.
8 271 Philadelphia Phillies Austin Wright Mississippi Miss. $125,000
Austin Wright has teased scouts for years as a first baseman/lefthander and was a 23rd-round pick twice--in 2008, out of an Illinois high school by the Pirates, and last year, by the Red Sox out of Chipola (Fla.) JC. He has never quite fulfilled his promise, but he's still likely to be drafted in the first 10 rounds because of his size (6-foot-4, 234 pounds) and his fastball, which at times sits in the low 90s, touching 94. His curveball gives him another average pitch to attack hitters. He threw more strikes this season than he had in junior college, but they weren't always quality strikes, and SEC hitters batted .293 against him.
9 282 New York Mets Alex Panteliodis Florida Fla. $175,000
The Gator bullpen features 6-foot-2, 230-pound Alex Panteliodis, a soft-bodied pitchability lefthander who was the Gators' ace in 2010, going 11-3, 3.51. At his best, Panteliodis has an average fastball that he commands to go with a solid curveball and decent changeup. He didn't respond well to losing his starting job this season.
9 286 Oakland Athletics Jace Fry Southridge HS, Beaverton, Ore. Ore.
Fry is a slender 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds and pitched in the 87-90 mph range this spring. He has a good feel for pitching, but his secondary stuff needs work.
9 289 Toronto Blue Jays Andrew Suarez Columbus HS, Miami Fla.
Scouts have watched Suarez for some time, and in some ways it seems they only look for his flaws now. He was Dade County's top pitcher as a sophomore in 2009, and scouts noticed his easy arm action and smooth delivery. He hit 92 mph easily, so scouts kept waiting for more out of the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder. Suarez still throws 92 mph and sits in the 88-92 range at his best. Like many prep pitchers, his fastball velocity has fluctuated, and he was up-and-down this spring. He shows a good feel for throwing his curveball for strikes and a solid changeup as well. The biggest question with Suarez is how much is left in his arm. Projecting on Florida high school pitchers can be dicey because they play year-round, and some area scouts question his athleticism. He has a strong commitment to Miami as well. Even if his fastball velocity doesn't improve, Suarez has a chance to be a physical three-pitch lefty, making him a first-five-rounds talent.
9 291 Chicago White Sox Matt Lane Northwest Florida State JC Fla. $110,000
Lane is a Georgia prep product who started his college career at Mississippi State. After pitching 12 innings in 2010 and posting a 5.25 ERA, he transferred to Northwest Florida State, where he got a chance to start and took full advantage, going 8-5, 2.18 in 99 innings. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Lane has room to fill out and added some velocity this season, bumping 90-91 on occasion and pitching consistently in the upper 80s at season's end from a high arm slot. He throws a solid curveball and changeup at his best but can be inconsistent with his secondary stuff when he loses his slot. He's committed to Tulane.
10 310 Houston Astros Kyle Hallock Kent State Ohio $40,000
A Kent State lefthander was named Mid-American Conference pitcher of the year, but it wasn't Andrew Chafin. It was Kyle Hallock, who returned for his senior season after the Phillies drafted him in the 49th round last June. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is a craftsman who gets outs by throwing four pitches for strikes. He excels at pitching off his fastball, working both sides of the plate at 87-88 mph and peaking at 90. His changeup and slider are solid offerings, giving him a chance to remain a starter when he gets to pro ball.
10 311 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Strong Oklahoma State Okla. $25,000
Lefthander Mike Strong has been Oklahoma State's best starter in each of his two seasons since transferring from Iowa Western CC. Though he's just 6 feet and 187 pounds, he has a quick arm that produces an 88-92 mph fastball and a hard curveball. He throws strikes and has a chance to start in pro ball, though he profiles better as a reliever. He was selected in the last two drafts, by the White Sox in the 25th round in 2009 and by the Athletics in the 22nd round last year.
10 314 Los Angeles Dodgers Jamaal Moore Westchester HS, Los Angeles Calif.
Lefthander Jamaal Moore was limited by elbow problems for much of the spring, but he picked up a little steam late in the spring. Loose and athletic but raw, Moore projects to add velocity to his 86-88 mph fastball in time.
10 321 Chicago White Sox Ben O'Shea Santa Fe (Fla.) CC Fla.
Santa Fe lefthander Ben O'Shea consistently sat in the upper 80s most of the season, and with his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame teams had enough to dream on. He improved his stock greatly by sitting in the 90-92 mph range at the state juco tournament as his team's No. 2 starter behind Malcolm Clapsaddle. O'Shea also shows feel for a changeup and a fringe-average slurvy breaking ball.
10 328 Minnesota Twins Brett Lee St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla. $150,000
Brett Lee was drafted in 2010 by the Dodgers in the 33rd round out of Bishop State (Ala.), then transferred to St. Petersburg JC in an attempt to improve his draft stock. It worked, even though he went just 4-8, 5.06. He has good size at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and flashed an above-average slider to go with a fastball with average velocity.
11 333 Seattle Mariners Cameron Hobson Dayton Ohio
Lefthander Cameron Hobson set Dayton records for single-season (105) and career (256) strikeouts this season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder usually pitches around 91 mph and touches 93 with his fastball. He improved his slider and filled the strike zone, but he still carries the reputation of being very good when he's on and easy to hit when he's not. The Yankees selected him in the 37th round as a draft-eligible sophomore in 2010.
11 334 Arizona Diamondbacks Will Locante Cumberland (Tenn.) Tenn.
11 345 Los Angeles Angels Garrett Baker Liberty Va.
11 346 Oakland Athletics Chris Lamb Davidson N.C.
Davidson hasn't had a player drafted in the first 10 rounds since the Yankees took shortstop Robert Eenhorn in the second round in 1990, but Lamb will likely change that this season. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound southpaw, Lamb hasn't had much support from the Wildcats offense, so he was 1-7 in spite of a 3.75 ERA. He works with an 88-92 mph fastball and a splitter that is an average to plus pitch. There is some funk and deception to the delivery, with a herky-jerky motion and high arm slot, and scouts don't see any long-term problems with it. His curveball is just OK, but scouts see him as a lefty specialist so he likely won't need it in his arsenal long-term.
11 351 Chicago White Sox Blair Walters Hawaii Hawaii
After Lenny Linsky, Hawaii's next-best arm is lefthander Blair Walters, who pitched the most innings out of the Rainbows bullpen. Walters intrigues scouts with the heavy sink on his 93 mph fastball, but his secondary stuff needs work.
11 352 Boston Red Sox Kevin Brahney Chico State (Calif.) Calif.
Chico State senior lefthander Kevin Brahney has a physical, 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame and showed good arm strength this season. His fastball sits in the 91-92 mph range and topped out at 94. He mixes in a firm curveball with tight rotation and late break. He needs to work on smoothing out his max-effort delivery, so he may wind up in the bullpen.
12 366 Kansas City Royals Adam Schemenauer Park Hill South HS, Riverside, Mo. Mo.
Lefthanders don't come much more projectable than Adam Schemenauer, who's 6-foot-9 and 225 pounds. He's still raw on the mound, often pitching in the mid-80s with his fastball, but he also touches 93 and has good life on his heater. He telegraphs his secondary pitches by slowing his arm speed. Schemenauer, who had shoulder soreness early in the spring, is expected to attend Louisville rather than turn pro.
12 367 Washington Nationals Blake Monar Indiana Ind. $125,000
A year ago, lefthander Blake Monar's career as a pitcher appeared finished. He injured his shoulder in Indiana's season opener and served as a reserve outfielder, then spent the summer lifting weights and honing his swing. But his arm bounced back in the fall, allowing him to return to the mound. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's out pitch always has been his curveball, and he sets it up with an 88-90 mph fastball that peaks at 92. His changeup is effective at times, though he'll need better command to remain a starter rather than becoming a lefty specialist. Despite his comeback, his medical history still concerns some teams.
12 369 Chicago Cubs Jacob Lindgren St. Stanislaus HS, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Miss.
12 372 New York Mets Kenny Mathews Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS Calif.
Coaches think lefthander/first baseman/outfielder Kenny Mathews will be the next in Fullerton's long tradition of standout two-way players. He throws strikes with a fastball that has below-average velocity and has good feel for his breaking ball and changeup. He'll need to shorten up his swing at Fullerton, but he has some feel for hitting.
12 384 Texas Rangers Greg Williams Marshall W.Va. $125,000
Williams shows solid velocity in workouts, but he has thrown just 62 innings in three years, walking 44 in that span.
12 386 Atlanta Braves Matt Chaffee Arizona Ariz. $100,000
Lefthander Matt Chaffee worked hard to overcome a torn labrum and has been impressive late in the year as the Wildcats' closer. His fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range and has a three-pitch mix with a curveball he can throw for strikes and a changeup. There's no denying Chaffee's stuff, so it's just a matter of how much teams worry about his medical history.
13 394 Arizona Diamondbacks John Pedrotty Holy Cross Mass.
Lefty John Pedrotty mostly played first base for Portsmouth (R.I.) HS, one of the Northeast's top prep teams in 2008, alongside Ryan Westmoreland, the Red Sox's fifth-round pick that year. When Westmoreland got hurt toward the end of the season, Pedrotty was forced to pitch more often, and he has improved significantly since then. Now the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has an 88-92 mph fastball with an easy delivery and smooth arm action. Pedrotty also has an average changeup and below-average curveball that he throws for strikes. Scouts like Pedrotty's upside and think he'll have a chance to start if he can improve his breaking ball. Pedrotty should get taken between rounds 15-20.
13 396 Kansas City Royals Stephen Lumpkins American (D.C.) D.C. $150,000
Stephen Lumpkins' best position may be as a forward on American's basketball team. He averaged 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a game last season. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder is also a lefthander who can pitch in the high 80s, bumping 92 occasionally. The Pirates took him in the 42nd round in 2010 and he has made progress since then, throwing bullpens on a regular basis and cleaning up his delivery.
13 408 Colorado Rockies Kyle Roliard Louisiana Tech La.
13 418 Minnesota Twins Steven Evans Liberty Va.
14 444 Texas Rangers Andrew Faulkner South Aiken (S.C.) HS S.C. $125,000
14 448 Minnesota Twins Adam McCreery Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif. Calif.
One of the region's biggest X-factors is lefthander Adam McCreery, an ultra-projectable 6-foot-8, 200-pounder with medical baggage. His fastball ranged from 84-88 mph in the Area Code tryouts last summer, and by the Jesse Flores All-Star Game in November his velocity had jumped into the 88-91 range, to go along with a promising slider, and his stock rose accordingly. He missed most of the spring with an elbow injury, and when he returned in May his stuff lacked crispness and his command was poor. He sat 84-86 mph and occasionally touched 90 in limited action, and he did not throw his breaking ball with conviction. Many scouts don't think he's ready for pro ball, but he'll get drafted as a summer follow and could get signed away from school if he returns to form.
15 455 Baltimore Orioles Eric Wooten Central Arizona JC Ariz.
15 469 Toronto Blue Jays Cody Glenn Westbury Christian HS, Houston Texas
15 478 Minnesota Twins Josue Montanez Miami Dade JC Fla. $125,000
16 482 Pittsburgh Pirates Eric Skoglund Sarasota (Fla.) HS Fla.
Central Florida's revived program was headed for regionals and could get a further lift from incoming recruits such as Eric Skoglund, a lefthander with a body that resembles that of former Florida Gulf Coast ace Chris Sale, and shortstop Tommy Williams. Skoglund's stuff was short most of the spring, but he touched 91 mph in early May and held his velocity for five innings. He has an easy delivery and clean arm, and a feel for spinning the ball. A late thumb injury and tough signability might drive him down draft boards.
16 484 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Blake Hawaii Hawaii
16 488 Cleveland Indians Ryan Merritt McLennan (Texas) CC Texas $150,000
16 490 Houston Astros Scott Zuloaga Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
16 491 Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Rodon Holly Springs (N.C.) HS N.C.
An important part of a quality North Carolina State recruiting class, Rodon may not make it to campus because he's left-handed and athletic. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds with room to fill out, Rodon has been inconsistent this spring but gives scouts a lot to like. When he's on, he features an 88-92 mph fastball, a curveball and slider with solid command. The slider is arguably his best secondary pitch, and both pitches are sharp and show plus potential. On off nights, Rodon has dipped into the mid-80s and struggled with command. While that may scare some teams off, others see a raw pitcher who will benefit from advanced coaching. Consistency with his mechanics, tempo and arm slot could help him blossom. Because of the raw material, Rodon could see himself gone before the fourth round concludes.
16 508 Minnesota Twins Austin Malinowski Centennial HS, Circle Pines, Minn. Minn. $175,000
One area scout compared lefthander Austin Malinowski to Brad Hand, another Minnesota prep lefty who went in the second round to the Marlins three years ago. Malinowski hasn't gotten the same hype, but he's a projectable 6-foot-4, 205-pounder who works at 87-88 mph and touches 90 with his fastball. His secondary pitches need more work, but he may be willing to forgo his Arizona commitment and turn pro.
17 514 Arizona Diamondbacks Adam Choplick Ryan HS, Denton, Texas Texas
Lefthander Adam Choplick is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward who made the Texas 4-A all-star team after averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds a game as a senior. He missed the 2010 baseball season after having Tommy John surgery and didn't return to the mound until this April. In his third start back, he needed just 71 pitches to throw a 16-strikeout perfect game. Choplick's fastball has sat at 89-91 mph this spring, and he should add velocity as he gets more experience and puts his elbow reconstruction further behind him. He throws with a high three-quarters delivery, so his heater arrives on a steep downward plane, though it also lacks life. His feel for his curveball is rudimentary, and he doesn't have much of a changeup. Unlike many big pitchers, Choplick has good body control and a fairly solid delivery. He has committed to Oklahoma, and has the raw athletic ability to develop into a premium draft pick in 2014 if he doesn't sign this summer.
18 542 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Poytress Fresno State Calif.
A 16th-round pick of the Astros out of high school, lefthander Josh Poytress has good athleticism in his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. He sits in the upper 80s with his fastball and tops out at 92, with a slider and changeup as secondary pitches. His command took a big step forward this year.
18 543 Seattle Mariners Nick Valenza Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz. $140,000
Lefthander Nick Valenza is undersized at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, but he has a lightning-quick arm and has touched 93 mph this spring. He also throws a quality changeup and a power breaking ball, though he needs to improve his control. He's committed to Nevada.
18 544 Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Siemens California Baptist Calif.
Cal Baptist lefty Taylor Siemens is a Tommy John surgery alumnus who has regained fringy fastball velocity, working in the 87-90 mph range. His changeup and slider are also fringe-average. At 6-foot-5 and with a three-quarters arm slot, Siemens gives hitters an unusual look; he profiles as a lefthanded specialist.
18 547 Washington Nationals Nick Lee Weatherford (Texas) JC Texas
18 553 Florida Marlins Greg Nappo Connecticut Conn.
Gregg Nappo is a fifth-year senior whom teams talked to about drafting in the 10-15 round range last year, but he wanted to return to Storrs. At 6 feet and 195 pounds, he doesn't offer much projection, but he has been one of the Big East's best performers, going 9-2, 2.97 through 13 starts. He works at 86-90 mph with his fastball, cutting it and adding two-seam run at times. Nappo doesn't overpower hitters, but he gets outs by working both sides of the plate and sequencing pitches well. He has an average slurvy breaking ball and a firm changeup.
18 556 Oakland Athletics Brent Powers Sam Houston State Texas
18 560 St. Louis Cardinals Kyle Hald Old Dominion Va.
18 568 Minnesota Twins Corey Kimes Illinois Ill.
19 575 Baltimore Orioles Dustin Ward Central Arkansas Ark.
19 578 Cleveland Indians Shawn Morimando Ocean Lakes HS, Virginia Beach Va. $350,000
Morimando stands 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He shows a good delivery and a clean arm action. His fastball sits in the 87-91 mph range and he tops out at 92 with good tailing life and the ability to spot his fastball to both sides of the plate. Morimando shows a good feel to spin a breaking ball and uses an average slurve with 2-5 break. He also mixes in a changeup. The Indians were able to follow his progress this summer and signed him away from a commitment to East Carolina.
19 580 Houston Astros Mitchell Lambson Arizona State Ariz. $100,000
Lefthander Mitchell Lambson can spot his fastball and has an above-average changeup, but he's underwhelming with velocity in the 85-86 mph range.
19 585 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Crowley Northwest Florida State JC Fla.
19 586 Oakland Athletics Eric Potter Maryland Md.
Eric Potter started the season strong, hit some bumps in the middle and turned it back on late in the season, showing a fastball in the low 90s with decent secondary stuff. Teams could be attracted to him in the middle rounds as a 6-foot-4, 210-pound lefty with arm strength.
19 590 St. Louis Cardinals Nick Gillung Mercyhurst (Pa.) Pa.
19 593 San Diego Padres Jeremy Gigliotti East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Pa.
19 594 Texas Rangers Nathan Harsh Brunswick (Ga.) HS Ga.
19 595 Cincinnati Reds Chris Joyce Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC Calif.
Joyce was a big deal out of high school, getting drafted in the 10th round and heading to UC Santa Barbara, where he was academically ineligible. He transferred to Central Arizona JC and dominated in 2010, getting drafted again--this time in the 29th round by the Tigers. He ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Cal Collegiate League last summer, dominating with an 89-94 mph fastball and a decent cutter. His velocity has dropped this spring, sometimes sitting in the 84-86 range, other times ranging from 86-91. He throws both a cutter around 85 and a slider around 82, as well as a slow curveball and changeup that are mostly show pitches. Most scouts are down on Joyce because of his soft 6-foot, 200-pound frame, history of knee problems and less-than-overwhelming stuff this spring, but he has a good feel for pitching and could easily be drafted inside the top 10 rounds.
20 608 Cleveland Indians Dillon Peters Cathedral HS, Indianapolis Ind.
Peters has moved to the head of the class of an interesting group of Indiana high school pitchers, but he probably won't be drafted as high as his stuff alone would merit. His body (listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, though scouts think he's a couple of inches shorter) and strong commitment to Texas are concerns, though his biggest supporters liken him to Robbie Ross, a Rangers second-round pick in 2008. Peters' fastball runs from 90-94 mph, his hard curveball gives him a solid No. 2 pitch and his changeup is more advanced than with most high schoolers. His mechanics have a lot of effort and not much deception. His control is inconsistent and he gets little extension in his delivery, leading some scouts to wonder about how effective his fastball will be against pro hitters. Peters may not sign for less than first-round money, so there's no telling where he might go in the draft.
20 615 Los Angeles Angels Junior Carlin South Florida Fla.
20 617 Detroit Tigers Tyler Barrett Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
20 622 Boston Red Sox Zach Good Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas $140,000
Grayson County's best pitching prospect, lefthander Zach Good, threw eight shutout innings to beat McLennan 1-0 in the second round of the regionals. Long and lean at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, he has bounced back from Tommy John surgery in high school to show a 90-91 mph fastball and feel for a curveball. His command is still a work in progress.
20 626 Atlanta Braves Carlos Rodriguez Iolani HS, Honolulu Hawaii
Rodriguez has a good pitcher's frame at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds. He scraped 91 mph with his fastball last fall, and settled back into the 86-87 mph range this spring. He mixes in a firm changeup and slurvy breaking ball, but his frame and effortless delivery indicate there could be more to come. He is expected to end up at Oregon State.
20 627 San Francisco Giants Mitchell Beacom UCLA Calif.
UCLA lefthander Mitchell Beacom has a future in pro ball as a left-on-left specialist, though his stuff is underwhelming. His funky delivery and sidearm slot give him deception, and his 85-88 mph fastball has some sink and run. He also uses a Frisbee slider that is adequate against lefthanders. He needs to develop a viable changeup if he is to succeed against righthanded hitters in pro ball.
20 629 New York Yankees Daniel Camarena Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego Calif. $335,000
Camarena has performed as well as any prep player in Southern California this spring. If you throw out his lone loss of the season (when he walked four in three innings), Camarena issued just two walks in 49 innings this spring while striking out 76, illustrating his superb feel for pitching and ability to carve up the strike zone. Camarena's fastball ranged from 85-88 mph last year, and he sat at 87-88 in the MLB Urban Invitational in February. But he worked hard to add strength and his velocity jumped a tick this spring, ranging from 87-91. Though his arm action is clean, his 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame lacks projection. He makes up for it with his polish and command. Camarena has excellent feel for his changeup, which some scouts rate as an average pitch, but he rarely needed to use it at the high school level. His curveball has good depth and projects as a solid-average pitch, as he already flashes a big league breaking ball sometimes. Most scouts see Camarena's future on the mound, but he could be a standout two-way player if he honors his commitment to San Diego, and he has pro talent as a hitter as well. Camarena has a smooth, balanced lefthanded swing with some looseness to it and a gap-to-gap approach. He's an adequate runner who would fit at a corner defensively.
21 637 Washington Nationals Todd Simko Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas
21 639 Chicago Cubs Andrew McKirahan Texas Texas
21 644 Los Angeles Dodgers Zak Qualls Rancho HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Qualls has lots of projection with his long and lanky, 6-foot-3, 160-pound frame. He may be too far away for a club to take now, as his fastball is mostly in the 84-86 mph range with good armside run. He pitches with confidence and throws a sweepy slider and an occasional curveball and changeup.
21 647 Detroit Tigers Scott Squier Greenway HS, Phoenix Ariz.
Control and consistency have been an issue for lefthander Scott Squier. He has been up to 94 mph and is committed to Hawaii. Squier has projection in his 6-foot-5, 180-pound frame, and his cutter and curveball show promise.
21 650 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Kirsch Lackawanna (Pa.) JC Pa.
21 658 Minnesota Twins Michael Howard Prescott (Ariz.) HS Ariz.
Lefthander Michael Howard generated buzz over the summer by touching 92 mph at the Area Code Games. He was inconsistent this spring, and most scouts felt he would be better off going to Baylor and polishing his arsenal and command.
22 662 Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Jefferson Louisiana Tech La.
22 666 Kansas City Royals Dave Middendorf Northern Kentucky Ky.
22 678 Colorado Rockies Logan Mahon Southeast Missouri State Mo.
22 680 St. Louis Cardinals Justin Kamplain Walker HS, Jasper, Ala. Ala.
The state has two late-blooming lefthanders who jumped up draft boards. Alabama signee Justin Kamplain, who has a quick arm on a 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame, has hit 91 mph and sits in the upper 80s, and he throws a decent curveball and changeup.
22 685 Cincinnati Reds Amir Garrett Henderson (Nev.) International School Nev. $1,000,000
Garrett has quickly gone from being unknown to being a legitimate prospect in two sports. He didn't start playing organized basketball until his freshman year but jumped onto the varsity from day one. He has grown into a 6-foot-6 wing player with explosive leaping ability and has committed to St. John's. He is also interested in playing baseball. While playing on a travel basketball team last summer, Garrett made time to pitch in the Tournament of Stars, flashing upper 80s velocity from the windup, dipping 8-10 mph from the stretch. His athleticism has allowed him to make great strides this spring even though he hasn't played for a team. He has a throwing program that incorporates yoga, long-toss and resistance training and started throwing bullpens and stretching his arm out. When basketball season ended, he ramped up his baseball workouts and has been throwing for scouts. In early May, he threw for a group of scouts in Las Vegas and sat 90-94 mph while touching 96. He also flashed a changeup with life in the lower 80s and has shown flashes of a usable curveball. Everything is, understandably, a work in progress for Garrett but his athleticism from the left side is impossible to ignore.
23 707 Detroit Tigers Trent Daniel Arkansas Ark.
23 708 Colorado Rockies Brook Hart Yale Conn.
23 712 Boston Red Sox Jarrett Brown Salem HS, Conyers, Ga. Ga.
23 713 San Diego Padres R.L. Eisenbach Faulkner (Ala.) Ala.
23 714 Texas Rangers Mike Mason Marshall W.Va.
Mason has a 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame that can drift to the soft side, and he throws strikes with an average fastball.
24 727 Washington Nationals Kyle Ottoson Arizona State Ariz.
24 737 Detroit Tigers Matt Crouse Mississippi Miss.
Lefthander Matt Crouse has a better feel for pitching and wound up as Ole Miss' most consistent starter, going 7-4, 3.41 in 90 innings. He throws strikes with an 88-91 mph fastball and pitches off his heater, commanding it, cutting it and running it to both sides of the plate. His crossfire delivery gives him deception, and his ability to add and subtract off his heater helps his fringy changeup and curveball play up.
24 739 Toronto Blue Jays David Rollins San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
Rollins, a lefthander who endured two surgeries on his non-throwing shoulder, has a better three-pitch mix than teammate Miguel Pena but not as much command. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has an 88-91 mph sinker, a slider with bite and a good changeup. He has been drafted in each of the last three years, by the Dodgers in the 19th round in 2008 and by the Mariners in the 23rd round in 2009 and the 46th round last year. Like Pena, Rollins has signed with Lubbock Christian for 2012.
24 740 St. Louis Cardinals Jonathan Cornelius Florida Tech Fla.
24 749 New York Yankees Matt Tracy Mississippi Miss.
25 755 Baltimore Orioles Mike Finnigan San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) JC Calif.
25 762 New York Mets A.J. Reed Terre Haute (Ind.) South HS Ind.
A.J. Reed set a Vigo County home run record with 18 as a junior, and when he came out throwing in the mid-80s this spring, some scouts wondered if he had a brighter future as a power-hitting first baseman. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound lefthander ended those thoughts when he started throwing 90-94 mph as the weather warmed up. Reed slings the ball from a low arm slot, and might find more velocity if he raises his arm angle. His slider also has added power, though it lacks consistency. He has committed to Kentucky.
25 774 Texas Rangers Jordan Remer San Francisco Calif.
26 786 Kansas City Royals Joseph Moorefield Clemson S.C.
26 791 Milwaukee Brewers Josh Smith Wichita State Kan.
27 823 Florida Marlins Frankie Reed Cal Poly Calif.
27 837 San Francisco Giants Jack Snodgrass Austin Peay State Tenn.
In regional play, Snodgrass dominated Georgia Tech for seven innings to improve his stock. He works off a mid- to upper-80s two-seam fastball and has built up arm strength all year, recovering from labrum surgery in 2010. His changeup is his best secondary pitch.
27 839 New York Yankees Chaz Hebert Breaux Bridge (La.) HS La. $148,000
Hebert, signed to Louisiana-Lafayette, has a pro body at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and improved his velocity this spring, bumping his fastball up to 92 mph. His slow curveball is well below-average, lacking velocity and at times resembling an eephus pitch. A bit more breaking ball would make Hebert the best draft out of this group.
27 841 Philadelphia Phillies Braden Shull Mount Pleasant (Iowa) HS Iowa $137,500
Iowa's best high school prospect is lefthander Braden Shull, a late bloomer who started touching 90-91 mph with his fastball this spring. Extremely projectable at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, he has a lot of work to do with his secondary pitches. He has committed to Kansas State.
28 842 Pittsburgh Pirates Brandon Zajac Walker Valley HS, Cleveland, Tenn. Tenn.
28 848 Cleveland Indians Tyler Nurdin Temple (Texas) JC Texas
Nurdin is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound lefthander with more arm strength (his fastball touches 93 mph) but less feel and command.
28 850 Houston Astros Jordan John Oklahoma Okla.
Another Tommy John survivor, lefthander Jordan John had his surgery just after his high school career ended in 2009. He redshirted at Oklahoma in 2010 and now, at age 21, he's a rare draft-eligible freshman. John has an ideal pitcher's build at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. His stuff is still on the way back, but he has found success throwing four pitches for strikes. A good athlete with a clean delivery, he gets good life on his 86-88 mph fastball and should add velocity as he matures.
28 860 St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Sherriff Glendale (Calif.) JC Calif.
28 866 Atlanta Braves Matt Talley The Citadel S.C.
28 868 Minnesota Twins David Hurlbut Cal State Fullerton Calif.
29 888 Colorado Rockies Matt Dermody Iowa Iowa
The state's top four-year college prospect is Matt Dermody, a draft-eligible sophomore. He's a 6-foot-5, 200-pound lefthander with an 88-90 mph fastball that peaks at 93, but he has a hitch in his funky delivery that reduces his projectability. His curveball, changeup and command are all decent.
29 890 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Matulis Central Florida Fla.
29 898 Minnesota Twins Derek Thompson Teutopolis (Ill.) HS Ill.
30 907 Washington Nationals Bryan Harper South Carolina S.C.
The state has a notable older brother, too: lefthander Bryan Harper is the older brother of Nationals prospect Bryce Harper.
30 912 New York Mets Jake Hansen Walshe HS, Fort Macleod, Alb. Alberta
30 921 Chicago White Sox Brandon Parrent Texas A&M Texas $100,000
31 933 Seattle Mariners Kyle Hunter Kansas State Kan.
Kyle Hunter is a classic pitchability lefthander. The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder won't light up a radar gun, but he will locate his 87-89 mph fastball to both sides of the plate and touch 91. His changeup is his best pitch, and he has a little slider that's effective. Kansas State's best starter the last two years, he has been drafted twice, by the White Sox in the 33rd round out of high school and by the Yankees in the 43rd round as a sophomore-eligible last year. He's related to Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling.
31 938 Cleveland Indians Michael Roth South Carolina S.C.
Gamecocks ace lefthander Michael Roth has been a winner for the team the last two years, as a lefty specialist reliever, emergency starter in Omaha and then again this year as the team's No. 1 starter. Roth has good size at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds with a below-average fastball at 82-87 mph. He adds and subtracts from it and pitches inside to set up his excellent changeup. He's a senior sign for most scouts, who respect his moxie and performance.
31 946 Oakland Athletics Sasha Kuebel St. Louis University HS Mo.
31 957 San Francisco Giants Phil McCormick Missouri Mo.
31 959 New York Yankees Aaron Bummer Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ariz. Ariz.
32 963 Seattle Mariners Ryan Hawthorne Loyola Marymount Calif.
32 984 Texas Rangers Sam Robinson Miami Fla.
32 988 Minnesota Twins Dylan Chavez American River (Calif.) JC Calif.
American River JC has produced major league lefthanders Dallas Braden and Manny Parra, and its best prospect this year is another southpaw, Dylan Chavez. He's 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and his mechanics are a little herky-jerky, which adds some deception, and he doesn't throw anything straight. His 88-91 mph fastball has some run to it, and he mixes in a curveball and a changeup. Chavez tries to be too fine with his breaking ball and needs to learn the difference between a curveball that he wants to throw early in the count for a strike and one he wants to use when he's ahead to put hitters away. Chavez is committed to Mississippi.
33 993 Seattle Mariners Jeremy Dobbs Austin Peay State Tenn.
Dobbs, drafted out of high school by the Orioles, has more arm strength, regularly pitching with average velocity and touching 92. He locates his slider better than he has in the past and has a useful changeup as well.
33 994 Arizona Diamondbacks Anthony Banda Sinton (Texas) HS Texas
33 996 Kansas City Royals Abel Gonzales Rice Texas
33 999 Chicago Cubs Sheldon McDonald British Columbia British Columbia
33 1001 Milwaukee Brewers Steven Okert Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas
34 1025 Baltimore Orioles Zach Fowler Texas Tech Texas
34 1036 Oakland Athletics Alfredo Unzue Calabasas, Calif. (No school) Calif.
34 1042 Boston Red Sox Sean Dartnell Vauxhall (Alb.) HS Alberta
35 1064 Los Angeles Dodgers Mike Thomas Rider N.J.
35 1065 Los Angeles Angels Stephen Tromblee Lamar Texas
35 1076 Atlanta Braves Mike Hashem Fisher (Mass.) Mass.
35 1081 Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Freeland Jefferson HS, Denver Colo.
36 1087 Washington Nationals Ben Hawkins West Florida Fla.
36 1088 Cleveland Indians Abel Guerrero Galveston (Texas) JC Texas
37 1114 Arizona Diamondbacks Elroy Urbina Incarnate Word (Texas) Texas
37 1128 Colorado Rockies Brandon Bonilla Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla. Fla.
37 1131 Chicago White Sox Todd Kibby St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
38 1147 Washington Nationals Brett Mooneyham Stanford Calif.
Lefthander Brett Mooneyham has been an enigma to scouts, showing great stuff as well as a lack of control and general inconsistency. With Team USA last summer, he pitched at 86-88 mph, not the low to mid-90s he had shown in the past. He did not pitch at all this year after he needed surgery to repair a cut middle finger on his pitching hand.
38 1171 Philadelphia Phillies Brett Maggard Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla. Fla.
39 1181 Milwaukee Brewers Elliott Glynn Connecticut Conn.
Lefty Elliott Glynn has been in UConn's weekend rotation since his freshman year, and he spent his first two seasons as a two-way player before concentrating on pitching full-time. He was drafted in the 46th round out of high school in Long Beach in 2007, and in the 49th round last year. He doesn't show as much velocity as Nappo, sitting at 86-88 mph with good sink, and he throws two breaking balls. Glynn has a 6-foot-1, 175-pound build and relies on his feel for pitching.
39 1190 St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Melling Miami (Ohio) Ohio
39 1191 Chicago White Sox Javier Reynoso Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS, Tampa Fla.
39 1197 San Francisco Giants Ryan Holland Memphis Tenn.
39 1199 New York Yankees Taylor Guilbeau Zachary (La.) HS La.
39 1200 Tampa Bay Rays T.J. Geith Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
40 1205 Baltimore Orioles Bennett Parry Poway, Calif. (No school) Calif.
40 1222 Boston Red Sox Jordan Gross Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. N.J.
Don Bosco Prep has taken over as the state powerhouse in the last few years, producing several Division I players including Virginia third baseman Steven Proscia, who ranks No. 144 on our Top 200 this year. The Ironmen have a strong junior class, and this year's top prospect is lefthander Jordan Gross, who is committed to Tulane. His fastball can range from 85-90 mph and he shows a solid curveball with some shape. He isn't considered signable, but scouts are intrigued to see what he could turn into in three years.
41 1242 New York Mets Mark Picca Texas-Arlington Texas
41 1257 San Francisco Giants Steven Neff South Carolina S.C.
41 1260 Tampa Bay Rays Shay Crawford Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
42 1273 Florida Marlins Jerad Grundy Heartland (Ill.) CC Ill.
Lefthander Jerad Grundy earned a scholarship to Miami out of Johnsburg (Ill.) HS, but after pitching just 18 innings as a freshman in 2010, he transferred back home to Heartland CC. With an 88-92 mph fastball that touches 94 and a slider that generates swings and misses, he has the weapons to be a late-inning reliever in pro ball. His size (6 feet, 183 pounds) and maximum-effort delivery probably will prevent him from remaining a starter, though he does flash an average changeup. A 46th-round pick of the Rangers out of high school, Grundy has committed to Kentucky for 2012.
42 1279 Toronto Blue Jays Shane Davis Canisius N.Y.
42 1288 Minnesota Twins Matt Tomshaw Jacksonville Fla.
42 1291 Philadelphia Phillies Andre Kinder Peru State (Neb.) Neb.
43 1298 Cleveland Indians Geoff Davenport Arkansas Ark. $100,000
43 1303 Florida Marlins Drew Leenhouts Northeastern Mass.
43 1306 Oakland Athletics Adam Frank Field HS, Gilbert, Ariz. Ariz.
43 1309 Toronto Blue Jays Jake Eliopoulos Newmarket, Ont. (No school) Ontario
Lefthander Jake Eliopoulos was a second-round pick of the Blue Jays in 2009 out of high school in Ontario, but it has been all downhill since then. Eliopoulos chose not to sign and went to Chipola (Fla.) JC last year, but he posted an 8.44 ERA and left the team before the season ended. He fell to the 15th round, where the Dodgers took him, and again didn't sign. He headed to St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC for 2011, but left school without playing a game. He has been working out for teams on his own. He has surely burned bridges with a lot of teams, but as a lefthander who has shown quality stuff in the past--89-91 mph fastball, curveball and changeup--he may get one more chance at pro ball.
44 1325 Baltimore Orioles Patrick Merkling Chattanooga State (Tenn.) JC Tenn.
44 1341 Chicago White Sox Joe Pistorese Flathead HS, Kalispell, Mont. Mont.
44 1343 San Diego Padres Spenser Linney Head-Royce School, Oakland Calif.
44 1344 Texas Rangers Philip Pfeifer Farragut HS, Knoxville Tenn.
The state's high school class, like the college group with Vanderbilt, is top-heavy. Lefty Philip Pfeifer once ranked at the top of the class, despite a 6-foot, 196-pound frame. His polish, average fastball and plus curveball with true 12-to-6 action should make him successful at Vanderbilt, and scouts expect him to head to school. Already the state's career wins leader, Pfeifer didn't pitch for six weeks until starting the state title game, getting four outs and throwing 24 pitches. He could be picked as a summer follow, but he should be a good prospect again after three years with the Commodores.
44 1351 Philadelphia Phillies Nevin Wilson Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
45 1352 Pittsburgh Pirates Robbie Ingram Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
45 1374 Texas Rangers Brandon Finnegan Southwest HS, Fort Worth Texas
45 1375 Cincinnati Reds Travis Radke Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, Calif. Calif.
45 1377 San Francisco Giants Brian Maloney Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H.
Brian Maloney has put up gaudy numbers for the last few years and shattered the school's strikeout record early in his senior year, and he whiffed 115 batters through 13 starts this year. A 6-foot, 185-pound pitchability lefthander, Maloney has a fastball that tops out around 88 mph and pitches off his secondary stuff, including an average curveball and changeup. Maloney will be taken late as a senior sign.
46 1385 Baltimore Orioles Mark Reyes Jessieville HS, Hale, Ark. Ark.
Lefthander Mark Reyes, an Arkansas recruit, has a tremendous feel for pitching as well as athleticism and a knack for getting strikeouts. Reyes' fastball has touched 90-91 mph, but scouts like his ability to add and subtract from his heater more than his pure velocity. He had an 18-strikeout no-hitter in this year's state 3-A quarterfinals, and earned playoff MVP honors with a 17-strikeout two-hitter. His fastball sat in the low 80s for much of those games, according to evaluators, and he was able to reach back for 87-88 mph when needed. Reyes has deception in his delivery and a rubber arm that allowed him to pitch in relief frequently in the postseason in between his starts. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, though for some scouts that's just Reyes adding and subtracting off his fastball. He's considered a tough sign.
46 1395 Los Angeles Angels Michael Johnson Hillsborough (Fla.) CC Fla. $140,000
46 1406 Atlanta Braves John Means Gardner-Edgerton HS, Gardner, Kan. Kan.
46 1408 Minnesota Twins Jared Dettmann Somerset (Wis.) HS Wis.
47 1417 Washington Nationals Tim Montgomery Rockmart (Ga.) HS Ga.
47 1420 Houston Astros Zack Hardoin Missouri Mo.
47 1424 Los Angeles Dodgers Gregg Downing Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H.
47 1436 Atlanta Braves Dane Gronewald Jefferson (Mo.) CC Mo.
Some scouts think lefthander Dane Gronewald is the best prospect at Jefferson. A 6-foot-6, 225-pound freshman, he throws strikes to both sides of the plate with an 86-88 mph sinker that tops out at 91. His curveball and changeup are works in progress but show potential. He has a loose arm to go with his projectable frame.
47 1438 Minnesota Twins John Hochstatter San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif. Calif.
48 1449 Chicago Cubs Sam Howard Cartersville (Ga.) HS Ga.
48 1451 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Francisco Villanova Pa.
Lefthander Mike Francisco serves as Villanova's closer and was drafted by the Phillies in the 45th round last year. He is a big-bodied guy at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds. He has some arm strength, ranging from 88-92 mph with his fastball, and has a decent curveball, but lacks command with both pitches. He also works with a changeup that has sinking action.
48 1465 Cincinnati Reds Tyler Webb South Carolina S.C.
48 1469 New York Yankees Wes Benjamin St. Charles (Ill.) East HS Ill.
48 1470 Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Liebrandt Marist School, Atlanta Ga.
Brandon Liebrandt has a fastball in the upper 80s and a 6-foot-5, 185-pound frame that has some projection. He helped lead Marist High to the state 4-A championship, going 12-0. He's a Florida State recruit and considered a tough sign. He's the son of ex-Braves lefty Charlie Liebrandt.
49 1479 Chicago Cubs Antonio Gonzales Damien HS, La Verne, Calif. Calif.
49 1482 New York Mets Sean Buckle Wilson HS, Long Beach Calif.
49 1489 Toronto Blue Jays Charlie LaMar Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS Fla.
50 1513 Florida Marlins Cory Caruso Cal State San Bernadino Calif.