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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 8 Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor Montverde (Fla.) Academy Fla. $2,900,000
Lindor moved to the United States from Puerto Rico as a 12-year-old, and four years later he captained USA Baseball's 16U club to a gold-medal victory against Cuba in the World Youth Championship in Taiwan. A baseball rat, Lindor has tremendous work ethic to go with above-average tools, and he plays the game with ease and passion. He's a switch-hitter with a line-drive stroke from both sides of the plate, and he has excellent hands that work both at the plate and in the field. He has the tools to play shortstop well at the highest level, with smooth actions, fluidity, instincts and good fundamentals. He's a plus runner but not a burner. Lindor's power is the biggest question about him. He has flashed more than just gap power at times, which was pushing him up draft boards. His season ended in April, and he wasn't expected to play in Florida's high school all-star game, instead working out on his own. Scouts haven't scoffed at Omar Vizquel comparisons. Scouting directors said Lindor was a legitimate candidate for the No. 1 overall pick, but more likely he'll slot in just behind that.
1 9 Chicago Cubs Javier Baez Arlington Country Day HS, Jacksonville, Fla. Fla. $2,625,000
Baez matched up with fellow Puerto Rican native and Florida prep shortstop Francisco Lindor in February in the season's most heavily scouted high school game, with as many as 100 scouts on hand. Baez and Lindor have more contrasts than similarities, though. Where Lindor is smooth and lauded for his makeup, Baez is explosive and scouts generally pan his makeup. He lives with his high school coach (who is also his legal guardian), though his mother remains in the picture. His bat is too good to ignore, though, and offensively he has few peers in this year's draft. He has the fastest bat in the draft, and while he has a dead-pull approach at times, he has the bat speed to let balls get deep in the zone. Baez has plus raw power as well, which may serve him well if he has to move to third base. He has the defensive tools to stay at short until he outgrows it, as at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, he doesn't have much range to spare. He has plenty of arm for either position. His tools fit the catcher profile, but his makeup does not. He plays with energy, but it's not always positive, and he turns off some scouts with emotional outbursts and an off-field demeanor some describe as aloof. He's committed to Jacksonville.
1 29 San Francisco Giants Joe Panik St. John's N.Y. $1,116,000
The phrase scouts use most often when describing Panik says a lot about the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder from Yonkers, N.Y.: "He's just a good baseball player who can hit." His bat is his only plus tool, but he plays the game the right way and makes the most of his ability. Panik thrived in the Cape Cod League last summer and was the circuit's No. 24 prospect after hitting .297 with eight doubles and two home runs for Yarmouth-Dennis. He manipulates the barrel well and has a short, compact lefthanded swing that generates gap power and consistent hard contact. Scouts rave about Panik's disciplined, polished approach and strike-zone awareness. He had labrum surgery after his freshman year, and he has difficulty with throws deep in the hole, but his hands work well. He profiles best as a bat-first second baseman, though he could play short in a pinch because of his instincts. A thin crop of college middle infielders puts Panik in prime position to get popped in the first few rounds.
1 30 Minnesota Twins Levi Michael North Carolina N.C. $1,175,000
Michael was a solid high school prospect in Lexington, N.C., but he graduated early in order to join the Tar Heels for the 2009 season. He has played a new position each season, moving from second base as a freshman to third base as a sophomore, before settling in at shortstop this year. He's been a reliable defender at all three spots, and scouts are warming up to the idea that he could stay at shortstop at the pro level. He missed a couple of games with an ankle injury and was still getting back to 100 percent, but he still showed ability in all facets of the game and was hitting .311/.461/.464 with 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts in 196 at-bats. He is a patient hitter with a good eye for the strike zone from both sides of the plate, with a 43-27 walk-strikeout ratio. He hits to all fields and could hit at the top of the batting order, though he shows pop and is naturally stronger from the right side. He's an above-average runner, though he hadn't quite returned to that level since the injury. Scouts don't view the ankle as a long-term concern. Defensively, he has good actions and enough arm strength for shortstop. The only concern is his range, but he'll get every chance to prove himself before potentially sliding to second base.
1 32 Tampa Bay Rays Jake Hager Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas Nev. $963,000
Hager doesn't have one standout tool, but he can do a little bit of everything and always plays hard. He's an average runner but has nice actions at shortstop with an above-average arm. Hager is a good hitter and performed with wood at showcase events last fall. He has some pop, though he profiles as more of a gap hitter with average power. His tools play up because he's the prototypical baseball rat. He has passion for the game and is typically the dirtiest guy on the field, playing with toughness and energy. He's a leader on the field with good makeup, exactly what you want from a shortstop. He could go as high as the second round and if he doesn't sign, he'll head to Arizona State.
1s 38 Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Martin Santiago HS, Corona, Calif. Calif. $860,000
Perhaps the most improved prep player in Southern California, Martin has rocketed to the top of the region's thin group of high school infielders by showing off five legitimate tools this spring. He worked hard to add muscle in the offseason, and it paid dividends at the plate. Scouts used to question his bat, but now they praise his line-drive swing and bat speed. Some scouts think he'll develop at least average power, while others regard his power as fringy. He's a good high-ball hitter with an aggressive approach, and he could mature into a solid-average hitter. An average runner, Martin is a fast-twitch athlete who can make highlight-reel plays at shortstop, though he has plenty of work to do there. He has good range and a strong arm with good carry, but he's also an upright defender who tends to field balls deep and needs to smooth out his actions. He has a quiet personality but is a good teammate and a hard worker.
1s 45 Colorado Rockies Trevor Story Irving (Texas) HS Texas $915,000
Story is one of the few quality, surefire shortstops in the 2011 draft, with a better chance to stick at the position than Javier Baez and Levi Michael. Scouts who believe in Story's bat see him as close to a five-tool shortstop, so he could sneak into the end of the first round. He has smooth actions along with plus range and arm strength. He has shown a 90-92 mph fastball while occasionally closing games for Irving. Story has good pop for a middle infielder, though the 6-foot, 175-pounder generates his power by collapsing on his backside and using an uppercut. His quick hands generate plenty of bat speed and allow him to barrel balls, though he may need to tone down his swing against professional pitchers. He has above-average speed and runs the bases well. Though he has committed to Louisiana State, he's expected to turn pro if he gets selected before the start of the second round.
1s 58 San Diego Padres Jace Peterson McNeese State La. $624,600
Peterson is one of the top two-sport athletes in the draft. A 6-foot-1, 200 pounder, he's a cornerback for McNeese State's football team and had an interception during the 2009 season. He has been more of a factor as the Cowboys' shortstop, leading the Southland Conference in runs in 2010 as an all-conference choice and ranking among the nation's leaders again in 2011. Peterson's profile and athleticism should push him into the first three rounds, as he's a physical, speedy lefthanded hitter with present strength, well above-average speed and a polished approach for a two-sport athlete. He has rough edges to polish in his fielding actions and swing, yet he has more walks than strikeouts as a collegian and has a flat, short, low-maintenance swing. He has the arm strength for shortstop and room to improve there if he can learn to get more extension out front, which would give his throws more carry. Scouts are more comfortable slotting him at second base, and some see him as a utility type. He makes plenty of contact, sacrificing power and limiting his impact potential a bit offensively.
2 62 Seattle Mariners Brad Miller Clemson S.C. $750,000
Teams pursued Miller out of an Orlando high school, but his signability pushed him to the 39th round. He started at shortstop for most of his first two years for Clemson, and spent the last two summers with USA Baseball's college national team. After failing to register an extra-base hit in the summer of 2009, he hit .441 last summer with four doubles and a home run. Miller kept hitting this spring, especially after returning from a broken finger. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting (.431) and on-base percentage (.536), earning ACC player of the year honors despite an odd approach that evokes Craig Counsell. He holds his hands high to start his stance, and while he doesn't always get his hands into an ideal hitting position, he has excellent hand-eye coordination and keeps his bat in the strike zone a long time. He's been inconsistent defensively, including 31 errors as a sophomore, and has had inconsistent throwing mechanics. He has been steadier this spring but probably fits better at second base. He's a solid-average runner, if not a tick above-average, and has good baserunning instincts. He's a baseball rat with good makeup.
2 66 Philadelphia Phillies Roman Quinn Port St. Joe (Fla.) HS Fla. $775,000
A Florida State signee, Quinn was a must-see at relatively remote Port St. Joe, on the Florida Panhandle. The fastest player in the BA Top 200, he's a true top-of-the-scale runner with game-changing speed. He's a high school shortstop who has the arm strength (solid-average) and hands to stay in the infield. Quinn has the athleticism to play second base, but his speed plays better in center field, which is where more scouts project him to wind up. He's a righthanded hitter who has been learning to switch-hit over the last year. The 2010 East Coast Pro showcase was his first game action hitting lefthanded, and he was overmatched, so he backed off switch-hitting for a time. He resumed it this spring and has improved from the left side. Scouts like his righthanded swing, which produces surprising pop. His 5-foot-9, 165-pound size may drive him down draft boards, but he had helium and was unlikely to get out of the third round.
2 85 Atlanta Braves Nick Ahmed Connecticut Conn. $417,600
With the spotlight on UConn teammates George Springer and Matt Barnes this spring, Ahmed made the most of his opportunities. The more scouts saw of him, the more they liked him, especially his old-school approach to the game. Ahmed got bigger and stronger before this season, adding muscle to his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame. He's a good athlete, a plus runner and has a plus arm. There's nothing fluid about his actions at shortstop, but he has average range and makes every play. There are questions about how his bat will play at the next level, and he struggled with Bourne in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he has improved his bat control and the way his hands work to the ball. Ahmed also showed a 91-94 mph fastball in the Big East Conference tournament as a reliever last year. He suffered a collapsed lung in a collision at first base in late April, but the injury isn't a long-term concern. If anything, scouts were impressed with his fiery energy in that midweek game against Quinnipiac.
3 102 Florida Marlins Connor Barron Sumrall (Miss.) HS Miss.
Barron helped lead Sumrall to a 67-game winning streak that ended last year and moved from third base to shortstop this spring. He helped the team to its fourth straight state 3A title and batted .490 with eight home runs He has matured physically as a senior, going from 6 feet, 170 pounds to 6-foot-3, 195 pounds now. He has remained an above-average runner, and he has the arm strength for shortstop. Throw in his fluid lefthanded swing, and Barron has gone from a solid local follow to a genuine pop-up guy who is making Southern Mississippi sweat. He would replace B.A. Vollmuth as the Golden Eagles' shortstop next season, if he makes it to school. Evaluators compare him to Rays big leaguer Reid Brignac, who was a second-round pick in 2004, and Barron now could go close to that range. He has shown surprising raw power, and scouts believe in his knack for hitting as well as above-average athleticism.
4 140 St. Louis Cardinals Kenny Peoples-Walls Westchester HS, Los Angeles Calif. $200,000
Middle infielder Kenny Peoples has above-average speed and a knack for making contact. He's a bit undersized and has below-average power, but he has good hand-eye coordination, which helps him hit despite a swing that fails to utilize his lower half effectively. While he plays shortstop in high school, scouts agree that his range, arm strength and actions fit better at second. Peoples lacks polish and has questionable instincts, but his athleticism and chance for an average bat should get him drafted between the seventh and 12th rounds.
5 167 Detroit Tigers Brandon Loy Texas Texas $212,000
One of the top defensive shortstops in the draft, Loy has enhanced his draft status with improved performance at the plate. His calling card is still his defense, which includes quick feet, solid range, sure hands and a strong arm. He makes all the routine plays as well as spectacular ones and rarely commits errors. In his first two years at Texas, the righthanded hitter batted .271 and was most notable at the plate for his bunting prowess. Loy led NCAA Division I with 25 sacrifices in 2009 and ranked fourth with 17 last year. He has been asked to bunt less this year, when he hit .327 in the regular season with 20 extra-base hits, nearly matching his previous career total of 21. The 6-foot, 170-pounder projects to have well below-average power with wood bats. He controls the strike zone well but sometimes tries to pull and lift pitches, which isn't his game. Loy has average speed and runs the bases well, though he won't be a big basestealing threat. He might be relegated to the bottom of a big league lineup, but his defensive prowess could make him a major league regular.
5 168 Colorado Rockies Taylor Featherston Texas Christian Texas $144,900
Featherston was one of the heroes in Texas Christian's run to its first College World Series appearance last year, batting .389 with 16 RBIs in 11 NCAA tournament games. He led the Horned Frogs in hitting (.347), on-base percentage (.425) and runs (48) during the 2011 regular season and has a better bat than most middle infielders. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound righthanded hitter, he makes consistent contact and has enough pop to hit 10 homers in a big league season if he gets a little stronger and uses his legs better in his swing. He has average speed and good instincts on the bases. The question with Featherston is whether he can stay at shortstop. He has a strong arm and enough range but two different area scouts used the exact same phrase to describe his defense: "He plays shortstop like his hair is on fire." Featherston had 24 errors in 55 games, most coming when he rushed himself or tried to make an impossible play. He profiles well enough as an offensive second baseman but could sneak into the first three rounds to a team that believes he can settle down at short.
5 172 Boston Red Sox Mookie Betts Overton HS, Brentwood, Tenn. Tenn. $750,000
Betts was the top signee for the embattled Tennessee program, which was headed for last place in the Southeastern Conference. He could be a college difference-maker for his hitting ability, speed and solid athleticism, the last of which helped him be an all-conference basketball player and the state's boys bowler of the year in 2010. The question was whether any of Betts' tools was a carrying tool. He's an above-average runner but not a true burner. However, he has good baserunning instincts, and his running ability should play in pro ball offensively. Some scouts believe the speed will play better defensively and want to shift him to cente rfield. Others believe his solid first-step quickness and quick-twitch athleticism give him a chance to stay in the infield, though more likely at second base than at short. He has some footwork issues to iron out to stay in the dirt. Betts has good hitting fundamentals and has excellent makeup and intangibles.
5 178 Minnesota Twins Tyler Grimes Wichita State Kan. $132,900
Grimes has better all-around tools than most college shortstops, and a club that thinks he can improve his consistency may be tempted to pop him as early as the second or third round. He excels at getting on base, ranking among the NCAA Division I leaders in both walks (49, 10th in the nation) and getting hit by pitches (19, 13th) during the regular season. The 5-foot-11, 181-pounder also has more bat speed than most middle infielders, though that can work against him. He takes a huge cut from the right side of the plate, leading to too many strikeouts (57 in 227 at-bats) and lower batting averages (he's a career .283 hitter at Wichita State). Grimes has plus speed and uses it well on the bases in the field. He also has a strong arm and can make nifty plays at shortstop, but he also plays out of control at times. He committed 28 errors in 60 regular-season games after making a total of 25 in his first two years with the Shockers.
5 181 Philadelphia Phillies Mitch Walding St. Mary's HS, Stockton, Calif. Calif. $800,000
As the quarterback for his high school football team, Mitchell Walding didn't get many looks last summer or fall. Then he had a stress fracture in his right foot at the end of April, though he returned in mid-May when his team was in the playoffs. He has a lot of things that scouts like. With a 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame, Walding he's athletic and agile for his size, with fringy speed. While evaluators aren't convinced he will remain at shortstop long-term, he'll at least get a chance to stay there. He has average arm strength, and it could get better if teams can fix a hitch in his throwing motion. Walding is a good student with a lot of passion for the game. He hits from the left side and he has good bat speed, sound swing mechanics and a patient approach. He tracks the ball well, letting it travel deep, and is comfortable taking the ball the other way. He doesn't have a lot of power yet, but most scouts think it's in there. Walding could go in the fourth to sixth round and will spend this summer in the West Coast League. If he does not sign, he is committed to Oregon.
6 201 Chicago White Sox Marcus Semien California Calif. $130,000
Semien is a steady defender with sure hands and some arm strength, though he may lack the first-step quickness to stay at shortstop. He's an average runner. He hit well last year and in the Northwoods League last summer, but scouts have questions about his bat. He didn't do anything to quell doubters this year, hitting .260/.357/.380.
7 229 Toronto Blue Jays Christian Lopes Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif. $800,000
Lopes matured early and has been a nationally prominent player for a long time. As a high school freshman he looked like a future first-round pick, but he never developed premium tools and other Southern California high schoolers have leapfrogged him. Some scouts compare Lopes to former Cal State Fullerton star Christian Colon at the same stage of his development, though others scoff at that comparison, saying he lacks Colon's competitive fire, instincts and defensive ability. Lopes does play hard and is instinctive, but not to an extraordinary degree. He played shortstop in high school and could play there if he winds up in college at Southern California, but scouts project him as a second baseman in pro ball. He has good hands and smooth infield actions, but he tends to sit back on balls and sometimes adds unnecessary flash. He was an average runner when he was younger, but as his 6-foot, 180-pound body has matured his speed has regressed to well below-average. He lacks the range for shortstop but should be all right at second, where his fringe-average arm should play. Lopes' best tool is his righthanded bat. He has an advanced approach for a high schooler and does a good job using the opposite field, though scouts would like him to tinker less with his swing. Assessments of his power potential range from below-average to average. With his lengthy track record and feel for the game, Lopes has a chance to be drafted in the top five rounds, but he might find himself a victim of overexposure and wind up at USC.
8 252 New York Mets Danny Muno Fresno State Calif. $10,000
Senior infielder Danny Muno, a 26th round pick last year by the Cubs, has been remarkably consistent and has done nothing but hit at Fresno. He is an above-average runner who puts together smart at-bats with good bat speed from both sides of the plate. He played third base this year, but profiles better at second base or as a utility player.
8 267 San Francisco Giants Jean Delgado Caguas (P.R.) Military Academy P.R. $125,000
Delgado is smallish at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds and has middle infield actions. He lacks strength, but that doesn't stop him from taking a big hack and showing solid bat speed as well as good barrel awareness. His arm strength makes him profile better at second base than shortstop long term.
9 273 Seattle Mariners Cavan Cohoes Patch HS, Stuttgart, Germany $650,000
Cohoes attends Germany's Patch High School, an American high school on the Patch Barracks, so he is the rare European prospect who is also draft-eligible. A 6-foot-2, 185-pound shortstop, Cohoes is extremely raw even by European standards but gets attention for his projectable body and excellent athleticism. He's one of the best athletes in Europe and a plus runner with an above-average arm. His hands need work but he has the speed to play center field if he can't stick at shortstop. Scouts' biggest question with Cohoes is his bat. He has a quick stroke, but he has trouble maintaining his swing and is raw at the plate. He has hit well against his high school competition but he hasn't had to face Europe's best prospects. He has a verbal commitment to Ohio State and would likely face a difficult transition to pro ball if he signs, but professional instruction could help him unlock his raw potential.
9 274 Arizona Diamondbacks John Leonard Connellsville (Pa.) Area HS Pa. $80,000
The younger brother of Joe Leonard, a third-round pick of the Braves in 2010, John needs to gain strength. An NC State signee, he is not considered to be on the same level as his brother.
9 298 Minnesota Twins Adam Bryant Troy Ala. $25,000
Teammate Adam Bryant is already a senior and was better defensively as a junior but has good hands and quick feet. He could stay at shortstop as a pro if he can make the most of his fringe-average arm, but he fits better at second base for most scouts. At 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, he is only a fair runner. A grinder who can hit, Bryant dipped from 25 to 11 home runs but his 25 doubles ranked among the nation's top 10 in 2011. He should go out between round 10 and 20.
10 309 Chicago Cubs Danny Lockhart Hebron Christian Academy, Dacula, Ga. Ga. $395,000
Danny Lockhart is the son of ex-big leaguer Keith Lockhart, who also has scouted for the Cubs. Like his father, Lockhart is a lefthanded hitter with good contact ability, and he's athletic enough to stay in the infield. He's committed to Kennesaw State.
10 326 Atlanta Braves Logan Robbins Western Kentucky Ky. $100,000
Logan Robbins has two legitimate pro tools, as his speed rates a 65 and his arm grades as a 60 on the 20-80 scouting scale. The 6-foot, 190-pounder is a quick-twitch athlete who has good actions and covers a lot of ground at shortstop. He has bat speed too, but he swings from his heels and has an uphill righthanded stroke. A team that falls in love with his tools and thinks it can overhaul his swing could pop him in the first 10 rounds.
10 331 Philadelphia Phillies Jake Overbey University School, Jackson, Tenn. Tenn.
The other prep player in the state with a good chance to get drafted is shortstop Jake Overbey, who is signed to Mississippi. Scouts also expect him to make it to college because he doesn't have a standout tool. He's athletic and competes well, having played quarterback in football, and has a nice swing to go with his rangy, projectable frame. Overbey is just a fair runner and didn't show enough explosiveness this spring with the bat for most teams to consider buying out his college commitment.
11 344 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Wingo South Carolina S.C.
11 349 Toronto Blue Jays Andy Burns Arizona Ariz. $250,000
Shortstop Andy Burns transferred from the Wildcats of Kentucky to the Wildcats of Arizona after last season, so he had to sit out this season. He was one of the top high school prospects in Colorado in 2008, but he fell to the Rockies in the 25th round because of his strong commitment to Kentucky. Burns has been working out for teams this spring and has expressed interest in signing. He'll get a chance to remain at shortstop as a pro, though he may eventually move to third base. He's an above-average runner and has the footwork to remain in the middle of the diamond. He has smooth actions, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame and well above-average arm strength. There are more questions about his bat than his defense, and he batted .279 in his two seasons at Kentucky. He will likely play in the Cape Cod League this summer to try and boost his stock.
11 353 San Diego Padres Casey McElroy Auburn Ala. $200,000
Auburn wound up missing regionals despite a solid, veteran roster, as the team's bullpen blew some close games and the Tigers wound up at .500. The team's top player, infielder Casey McElroy, is a good college player whose soft hands and hand-eye coordination make him an effective two-way player for the Tigers. He's somewhat oddly built with small hands and feet, and he's nimble while lacking athleticism and speed. McElroy has surprising pop, raked in Southeastern Conference play (.398/.451/.602) and has a tremendous feel for the barrel. A below-average runner, he's got a lot of similarities to Dustin Pedroia, right down to the size (listed 5-foot-8, 179 pounds), though he bats lefthanded. Defensively, he's solid at second base and lacks the arm strength to play on the left side of the infield.
11 356 Atlanta Braves Seth Moranda Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Calif. $210,000
Moranda, who was committed to Fresno State, was up and down offensively in high school. His bat needs to develop, but he shows good athleticism at shortstop and a strong arm, touching 90 mph as a pitcher.
11 361 Philadelphia Phillies Tyler Greene West Boca Raton (Fla.) HS Fla. $375,000
Teammate of highly regarded righthander Mike Kelly, Greene is one of the draft's bigger enigmas. The younger brother of Mets farmhand Chase Greene, Tyler pushed his brother off shortstop when they played together in 2009, when he was just a sophomore. He's impressive physically and shows well in workouts and showcases with his raw tools. Greene has improved his speed to well above-average over the last year by getting stronger and more explosive. He has a fast-twitch body and athletic ability, and looks the part at shortstop. He's not natural at short, doesn't always get good hops and doesn't have the most accurate arm, short-circuiting his plus arm strength. Offensively, he was erratic on the showcase circuit and again this spring, where he was hitting around .380 in mid May with just five home runs. Greene also could move up boards with a strong workout.
12 364 Arizona Diamondbacks Josh Parr Illinois Ill.
12 385 Cincinnati Reds Joe Serrano Salpointe HS, Tucson, Ariz. Ariz.
12 387 San Francisco Giants Kelby Tomlinson Texas Tech Texas
Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson starred for two years at Seward County (Kan.) CC and then in the Jayhawk League last summer, where he rated as the top position prospect and led Liberal to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship. His speed is his only plus tool, but he's a steady defender at short and has a patient approach at the plate. A 6-foot-3, 175-pound righthanded hitter, he'll never have much pop and will need to get stronger so pitchers won't pound him inside in pro ball.
13 403 Florida Marlins Josh Adams Florida Fla.
Senior second baseman Josh Adams hit just .224 last season, then responded with a .340 year this season. He shifted to a contact approach this season and should be a solid organizational infielder.
14 434 Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Boudreaux Southeastern Louisiana La.
Boudreaux has held down a starting job for three seasons for Southeastern Louisiana, moving down into the middle of the lineup. He's traded swings and misses for power and has produced, with 21 home runs the last two seasons and 2011 numbers on par with those of 2010 despite the less-lively bats (.932 OPS this season, .970 in 2010). More offensive than fellow Louisiana college shortstops Peterson and Nola, Boudreaux has both power and speed, as he's a 6.6-second runner over 60 yards and has the bat speed to catch up to good fastballs. His swings and misses tend to come when he doesn't adjust to breaking balls, and at times he's too stubborn for his own good, being slow to adjust to pitchers' gameplans. He needs to shorten up better with two strikes and protect the plate when behind in the count. Defensively, Boudreaux is a solid college shortstop who has pressed in his draft year, committing 27 errors. Some scouts like him better at second base, as he has enough arm strength to turn the double play. Others aren't confident in his athletic ability to stay in the middle infield and see him as a better fit at third base, where his bat may not play as well. Boudreaux has enough power to push his way into the sixth-to-10th-round range.
15 457 Washington Nationals Zach Houchins Louisburg (N.C.) JC N.C.
The best junior-college prospect in the state is either shortstop Zach Houchins or first baseman Tyler Molinaro. Houchins has good strength and bat speed and has consistently hit the ball hard this season. He has a good arm but lacks the speed and actions to stay at shortstop
15 462 New York Mets Phillip Evans La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif. Calif. $650,000
A veteran of the showcase circuit, Evans went 2-for-3 in the Aflac All-American game last summer and entered his senior year as a preseason All-American. But he regressed this spring, showing less speed and strength than he had in the past, and hitting the ball with less authority. Scouts say he models his defensive style after Tony Wolters, a Southern California middle infielder who was drafted in the third round by the Orioles in 2010. But Wolters had better tools than the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Evans. A high school shortstop who could probably handle the position at San Diego State if he goes to college, Evans projects as a second baseman in pro ball. He has good hands and flashes average arm strength, but sometimes he drops his arm slot and flips the ball to first too casually. He lacks the range for shortstop but could be an average defender at second. Evans has shown average speed in the past, but he has consistently produced below-average running times this spring. He plays hard, though, and his speed plays up a tick because of his hustle. Evans has a simple, repeatable righthanded swing, and projections on his bat range from fringe-average to plus, depending on the scout. He has some strength in his forearms and projects for fringe-average power, despite his small stature. Evans lacks standout tools, but he's an instinctive player, and the sum is greater than the parts. Scouts say they wouldn't be shocked if Evans gets drafted in the top three rounds, but most of them seem more comfortable with him in the fifth- to seventh-round range.
15 468 Colorado Rockies Tim Smalling Virginia Tech Va.
15 470 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Williams Liberty Va.
15 471 Chicago White Sox David Herbek James Madison Va.
James Madison's shortstop David Herbek has shown a decent amount of power, batting .374/.456/.701 with 15 home runs. That drew scouts' interest because Herbek also has a chance to stick at shortstop.
15 480 Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Parmenter Cibola HS, Yuma, Ariz. Ariz.
Parmenter has a 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame and his best tool is his arm, which some scouts give a 70 on the 20-80 scale. He has touched 92 on the mound, and would play both ways if he gets to Arizona. He has power potential at the plate, but he's a bit raw and there are questions about whether he has the footwork and instincts to remain at shortstop.
16 486 Kansas City Royals Jack Lopez Deltona (Fla.) HS Fla. $750,000
Shortstop Jack Lopez helped lead Deltona High to the state title game, where it lost to Jose Fernandez and Alonso High. Lopez is the son of Reds bullpen coach Juan Lopez and has the middle-infield actions to stay there in pro ball, with soft hands as his best attribute. He has the feel for the game you would expect from someone who has been a bat boy in big league games and hung around major league clubhouses. At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, he's built for college ball and is signed with Miami.
16 487 Washington Nationals Deion Williams Redan HS, Stone Mountain, Ga. Ga.
The state's top middle-infield challenger to Julius Gaines was athletic Deion Williams, who plays at Redan High, the same school that produced recent big league infielders Brandon Phillips and Chris Nelson. At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, he's tall and lean with an excellent frame that should fill out well. He has bloodlines as the grandson of former big league slugger George Scott. His defense is his best attribute now, as he has arm strength and quick feet. He doesn't have great actions, and while his swing has some looseness, he doesn't drive the ball consistently. He's signed to Georgia State.
16 510 Tampa Bay Rays Brett McAfee Pine Tree HS, Longview, Texas Texas
16 511 Philadelphia Phillies Taylor Black Kentucky Ky.
17 526 Oakland Athletics Sean Jamieson Canisius N.Y.
17 534 Texas Rangers Ryan Rua Lake Erie (Ohio) Ohio
17 535 Cincinnati Reds Morgan Phillips Douglas Academy, New York N.Y.
College of Charleston recruit Morgan Phillips looks the part but is raw. He has strong wrists and a slashy swing at the plate, and he shows good hands at shortstop, though he might end up in the outfield.
17 540 Tampa Bay Rays Taylor Motter Coastal Carolina S.C.
Motter is a solid, reliable defender at shortstop with a solid-average arm as well as good hands and footwork, making up for fringe-average speed. He has good instincts, draws plenty of walks and is a smart baserunner, and his ability to play short should make him the top draft pick on the Chanticleers.
18 551 Milwaukee Brewers Chris McFarland Lufkin (Texas) HS Texas $315,000
It's usually difficult to lure Rice recruits away from college, and it's unlikely a team will buy McFarland away from the Owls after a lackluster spring. He's a 6-foot-1, 195-pound righthanded hitter with solid tools across the board. He makes contact and projects to have gap power, and he's an average runner with a fringy arm who'll have to move from shortstop to second or third base.
18 555 Los Angeles Angels Trevor Hairgrove UC Riverside Calif.
Hairgrove lacks a plus or even solid-average tool, but he's a decent defensive shortstop with a future as an organizational player
18 567 San Francisco Giants Cristian Otero Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R. $150,000
Otero has a better chance to stay at short than Jean Delgado, has good fundamentals with his footwork and soft hands, and shows the ability to use the whole field. That's his best attribute offensively, as he shows little power.
19 581 Milwaukee Brewers Renaldo Jenkins Whitewater HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga. $125,000
20 602 Pittsburgh Pirates Trea Turner Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla. Fla.
20 604 Arizona Diamondbacks Tommy Williams Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS Fla.
Williams has a good body and decent strength combined with a feel for hitting. He has the arm strength for the left side of the infield but is a tough profile defensively at the pro level.
20 613 Florida Marlins Devon Reed Milford (Del.) HS Del.
20 624 Texas Rangers Nick Vickerson Mississippi State Miss.
20 628 Minnesota Twins Brian Anderson Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla. Okla.
Anderson is the best prep position player in Oklahoma, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound athlete with the actions and above-average arm to stay at shortstop. He runs well and could grow into righthanded power potential once he adds strength.
20 630 Tampa Bay Rays Garret Smith Boston College Mass.
Garrett Smith played shortstop in his first two years at Boston College, but moved to catcher as a junior and profiles best as a reliever in the pros. As the Eagles' closer, Smith lit up radar guns with his lively mid-90s fastball from the right side. He also has a sharp, late-breaking curveball. Smith should get taken late, but one talent evaluator said it wouldn't surprise him if he pitches in the big leagues.
21 640 Houston Astros Jimmy Howick Jacksonville Fla.
21 649 Toronto Blue Jays Peter Mooney South Carolina S.C.
22 664 Arizona Diamondbacks Garrett Weber Fresno State Calif.
22 665 Baltimore Orioles Mike Miedzianowski Martin County HS, Stuart, Fla. Fla.
22 672 New York Mets Casey Turgeon Dunedin (Fla.) HS Fla.
22 684 Texas Rangers T.J. Costen First Colonial HS, Virginia Beach Va.
The state had a lightning-fast high schooler in Mitchell Shifflett in 2010, and doubts about his bat and his commitment to Virginia led to him not getting drafted at all. While T.J. Costen can handle the bat a little better, he figures to follow a similar path. A plus (or better) runner, three years with South Carolina could turn him into a dynamic player.
23 709 Toronto Blue Jays K'Shawn Smith Indian River (Fla.) JC Fla.
24 722 Pittsburgh Pirates Brian Sharp California Baptist Calif.
Brian Sharp, a 23-year-old junior, has dominated considerably younger competition this year. He won't stick at shortstop in pro ball, but he can hit, has some pop and decent speed.
24 736 Oakland Athletics Max Kuhn Zionsville (Ind.) Community HS Ind.
25 758 Cleveland Indians Kevin Kramer Turlock (Calif.) HS Calif.
Kevin Kramer takes charge on the field as both a quarterback and shortstop for Turlock High. He has an average build at 6 feet and 195 pounds, and smooth actions at shortstop. He's an average runner with an average arm. At the plate, Kramer pressed early in the year and needs to work on not coming up out of his swing. He did heat up in the second half of the season, helping Turlock reach the playoffs. When he shows good rhythm and balance, his swing is a compact, line-drive stroke from the left side. Kramer, who played for USA Baseball's 16U gold medal team in 2009, is one of the younger players in this year's class, and scouts expect him to wind up at UCLA next year.
25 778 Minnesota Twins Adam Pettersen Minnesota Minn.
26 782 Pittsburgh Pirates Nick Flair Belle Chasse (La.) HS La.
26 799 Toronto Blue Jays Justin Atkinson North Surrey (B.C.) SS British Columbia $100,000
Shortstop Justin Atkinson has a profile similar to that of Carter Bell, who played for the junior national team a few years ago and is now at Oregon State. Atkinson shows plenty of arm strength at shortstop and makes all the plays with sure hands and good footwork, but he's a little slow-footed and doesn't have enough range to stay there at the professional level. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Atkinson has strength, but scouts have to project on his power and he may not have enough pop for third base. Atkinson is committed to Central Arizona JC.
26 806 Atlanta Braves Kirk Walker Oklahoma City Okla.
27 818 Cleveland Indians Evan Frazar Galveston (Texas) JC Texas
27 820 Houston Astros Alex Todd Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
28 859 Toronto Blue Jays Jorge Vega-Rosado Miami Dade JC Fla.
29 872 Pittsburgh Pirates Kirk Singer Long Beach State Calif.
Shortstop Kirk Singer (.217/.302/.274) needs to get stronger to become a passable hitter, but scouts are intrigued by his above-average arm and good actions at shortstop.
29 882 New York Mets Josh Ake Hunterdon Central HS, Flemington, N.J. N.J.
30 905 Baltimore Orioles Mikey Reynolds Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
30 908 Cleveland Indians John Polonius Genesee (N.Y.) CC N.Y.
30 914 Los Angeles Dodgers Adam McConnell Richmond Va.
31 937 Washington Nationals Josh Tobias Southeast Guilford HS, Greensboro, N.C. N.C.
Outside of Brett Austin, Josh Tobias is the most interesting hitter in the state. He has a short but strong build at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, has shown the ability to hit and has good speed. His position is a big question. He plays shortstop for his high school but is better suited for center field or second base. While he has recorded good 60-yard dash times in showcases, scouts aren't sold on him being able to handle center. He is listed as a switch-hitter but rarely does it in games, sticking to the right side.
31 942 New York Mets Chad Zurcher Memphis Tenn.
The Tigers' best performer was redshirt junior Chad Zurcher, one of the nation's most productive shortstops. He was leading the nation in batting and on-base percentage, batting .443/.547/.557. Zurcher, just 6 feet, 167 pounds, has no plus tool; scouts and even college coaches give him average grades for his bat despite his gaudy numbers. He has barrel control and plays hard and smart, maximizing what he has.
31 944 Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey McConnell St. Mary's Calif.
31 948 Colorado Rockies Sam Mende South Florida Fla.
The South Florida Bulls could have shortstop Sam Mende go out due to his dependable defensive skills up the middle. Mende had a brutal year with the bat, however, batting .194 in Big East games with 26 strikeouts in 103 at-bats.
31 949 Toronto Blue Jays Austin Nola Louisiana State La.
Nola has been at his best when LSU has needed him most. He took over as the Tigers' everyday shortstop midway through his freshman season, pushing current big leaguer D.J. LeMahieu to second base, solidifying the infield defense and helping propel LSU to its sixth College World Series championship. As a sophomore, Nola earned MVP honors at the Southeastern Conference tournament, and he had started every game as a junior. After struggling defensively early, Nola settled down as the steady, strong-armed shortstop he was his first two seasons. He doesn't have great range but has soft hands and the arm strength to make plays in the hole. Nola had a middling offensive season, batting .296/.378/.413. He's never had much power, and he's an average runner at best. Nola's younger brother Aaron is committed to LSU as well, and the Tigers would love to have both next season. The elder Nola's lack of offensive impact could make it tough for teams to meet his asking price.
31 951 Chicago White Sox Michael Johnson Samford Ala.
31 953 San Diego Padres Clint Moore Army N.Y.
The U.S. Military Academy has three draft prospects--Kevin McKague, Joe Henshaw and Clint Moore--though the Army's active duty requirement clouds their pro potential.
32 971 Milwaukee Brewers Alfredo Rodriguez Maryland Md.
32 972 New York Mets Carlos Leyva Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
32 982 Boston Red Sox Julius Gaines Luella HS, Locust Grove, Ga. Ga.
Florida International was hoping to get a top Georgia recruit in infielder Julius Gaines, who battled a shoulder injury all year that made him tough to evaluate. Gaines hurt his shoulder pitching but is a hitter all the way, with a chance to play shortstop with a solid-average arm and good infield actions. He's an average runner out of the box and above-average under way, and scouts have to do some projecting on his bat. For some, he lacks a plus tool. His injury may make him a summer follow, especially for a team with extra picks.
33 1005 Los Angeles Angels Erik Forgione West HS, Chehalis, Wash. Wash.
West High has two more UW commits--it's a banner class for the Huskies--in third baseman Robert Pehl and shortstop Erik Forgione. Forgione has a lean, 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. He's a below-average runner but moves well at shortstop and has a chance to start there for the Huskies next year. He is learning to switch-hit but is light with the bat and needs to add strength.
33 1018 Minnesota Twins Stephen Wickens Florida Gulf Coast Fla.
34 1051 Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Pletsch Rancho HS, Las Vegas Nev.
36 1095 Los Angeles Angels Brandon Brewer West Florida Fla.
36 1096 Oakland Athletics Brenden Farney Vacaville (Calif.) HS Calif.
37 1116 Kansas City Royals Matt Wessinger St. John's N.Y.
37 1133 San Diego Padres Cody Semler Allen (Texas) HS Texas
37 1134 Texas Rangers Bryce Greager Fountain Hills (Ariz.) HS Ariz.
38 1142 Pittsburgh Pirates D.J. Crumlich UC Irvine Calif.
Crumlich is a surehanded, steady defender with just enough arm strength for shortstop, but he lacks the range to stick there at the upper levels of pro ball. He's a below-average to fringe-average runner with feel for hitting and good all-around instincts. Scouts don't envision him becoming a big league-caliber hitter. With no carrying tool, Crumlich figures to be a nice senior sign next year.
38 1148 Cleveland Indians Yhoxian Medina Southeastern (Iowa) CC Iowa
38 1156 Oakland Athletics Alex Blandino St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. Calif.
St. Francis High is loaded with talent, with two players in the Top 200 in Tyler Goeddel and Richard Prigatano. Yet shortstop Alex Blandino may be the best pure hitter of the bunch. He has a fundamentally sound, compact swing that produces a lot of line drives. He's not the same kind of prospect as his teammates, though, because he is undersized at 6 feet and 180 pounds, is a below-average runner and hits from the right side of the plate. He may wind up at second base, but has the actions to stay at shortstop and definitely the arm strength, as he's been clocked up to 89 mph off the mound. He's considered a tough sign away from his Stanford commitment, and three years of maturity and development could boost his draft stock.
39 1176 Kansas City Royals Garrett Mattlage West HS, Stinnett, Texas Texas
40 1208 Cleveland Indians Matt Eureste St. Pius X HS, Houston Texas
40 1213 Florida Marlins Trent Gilbert Torrance (Calif.) HS Calif.
40 1229 New York Yankees Tyler Hanover Louisiana State La.
41 1235 Baltimore Orioles Chris Mariscal Clovis North HS, Fresno Calif.
Mariscal doesn't have the body scouts are looking for from modern shortstops like Cal Ripken, Alex Rodriguez or Troy Tulowitzki. Instead, he's more of a throwback at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He flew under the radar a bit because he didn't play in a lot of showcase events last summer, choosing instead to focus on playing quarterback on the football team. Mariscal is a fluid defender with smooth actions and a definite chance to stay at shortstop. He has above-average speed to go with a plus arm. He's a little raw at the plate and doesn't project to hit for above-average power, but he should be able to hit for average. Marical's tools and ability to stay at a premium position may run him up into the third round. If he doesn't sign, he'll head to Fresno State and could be a first-rounder in three years.
41 1246 Oakland Athletics Brett Bittiger Pius X HS, Bangor, Pa. Pa.
41 1249 Toronto Blue Jays Cody Bartlett Washington State Wash.
42 1267 Washington Nationals David Kerian Bishop Heelan HS, Sioux City, Iowa Iowa
42 1268 Cleveland Indians K.C. Serna Oregon Ore.
42 1269 Chicago Cubs Brad Zapenas Boston College Mass.
42 1271 Milwaukee Brewers Caleb Whalen Union HS, Camas, Wash. Wash.
42 1289 New York Yankees Kevin Cornelius Weatherford (Texas) HS Texas
43 1297 Washington Nationals Mitch Morales Wellington (Fla.) HS Fla.
43 1302 New York Mets Jacob Decker Piedmont (Okla.) HS Okla.
43 1313 San Diego Padres Cody Gabella Southeastern (Iowa) CC Iowa
44 1329 Chicago Cubs Kenny Socorro Marshall W.Va.
44 1333 Florida Marlins Zack LaNeve Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa. Pa.
44 1334 Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Slater Bolles School, Jacksonville Fla.
Several potential premium picks are thought to be tough signs, such as Stanford recruits Austin Slater and Domonic Jose, the son of former big leaguer Felix Jose. Slater was banged up all spring and will take his intriguing raw power to school.
44 1336 Oakland Athletics Chris Bostick Aquinas Institute, Rochester, N.Y. N.Y. $125,000
Chris Bostick could step into the St. John's middle infield next year, filling in for Joe Panik and Chris Wessinger. Bostick is a plus runner with good actions at short and a fringe-average arm. He shows potential to be a well-rounded hitter.
44 1347 San Francisco Giants Travious Relaford Hinds (Miss.) CC Miss. $100,000
Shortstop Travious Relaford, a cousin of ex-big leaguer Desi Relaford. Travious hit just .280 for Hines this spring with seven extra-base hits and remains raw in all phase offensively. Defensively, he has the athleticism and arm strength for shortstop, though his skills need refinement.
45 1361 Milwaukee Brewers Adrian Williams UCLA Calif.
46 1391 Milwaukee Brewers Ahmad Christian Trinity Christian Academy, Deltona, Fla. Fla.
48 1454 Los Angeles Dodgers Kevin Thompson Eastern New Mexico N.M.
48 1463 San Diego Padres Kent Rollins South Gwinnett HS, Snellville, Ga. Ga.
49 1488 Colorado Rockies Tyler Bernard Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif.
50 1504 Arizona Diamondbacks David Masters Timberland HS, Wentzville, Mo. Mo.