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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 362 Pittsburgh Pirates Candon Myles OF South Grand Prairie (Texas) HS Texas $125,000
2 363 Seattle Mariners Mike Dowd C Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H. $100,000
Mike Dowd is a 5-foot-9, 210-pound backstop with pure arm strength that receives 70 grades on the 20-80 scouting scale. Dowd has average receiving skills and doesn't move well behind the plate, but he makes up for those deficiencies with his throwing ability and churns out 1.85-second pop times. Scouts question how Dowd's bat will play at the next level, as he struggled in the Cape Cod League, hitting .238 with one extra-base hit in 44 plate appearances last summer. Using wood for the last three years should ease his professional transition. A Division-II Preseason All-American, Dowd has a contact approach and shows raw power at times. He profiles best as a big league backup.
3 364 Arizona Diamondbacks Josh Parr SS Illinois Ill.
4 365 Baltimore Orioles Jason Coats OF Texas Christian Texas
Coats had a banner 2010, setting a Texas Christian record with 99 hits, helping the Horned Frogs reach the College World Series for the first time and starring in the Cape Cod League. A strong encore might have carried him into the first round, but he has had a lackluster spring, leading scouts to wonder whether he has a true plus tool. After hitting .314 with wood bats on the Cape, he batted .324 with metal this season. His swing looked longer and his pitch recognition looked less sharp than it did a year ago. Six-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Coats has a sound approach and provides average raw power from the right side of the plate. His speed, arm strength and defense are fringy to average, so he fits best in left field. A team that envisions Coats becoming the .280/20-homer hitter he looked like a year ago could grab him in the second or third round, but he no longer figures to go higher than that.
5 366 Kansas City Royals Adam Schemenauer LHP 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.
6 367 Washington Nationals Blake Monar LHP 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.
7 368 Cleveland Indians Grant Sides RHP Samford Ala.
Samford has a potential first-rounder for 2012 in lefthander Lex Rutledge, who moved from the bullpen to a rotation spot this season. The Bulldogs' talent is concentrated in its freshman and sophomore classes, and the team won a school-record 37 games this season. A pair of righthanded relievers, Andrew Jones and Grant Sides, and are the team's top pitching prospects this year. Sides has run his fastball into the mid-90s after returning from Tommy John surgery. His 1.78 ERA this year was the best of his career by a long shot, and he still has more career walks (73) than strikeouts (70). He served as Jones' set-up man.
8 369 Chicago Cubs Jacob Lindgren LHP St. Stanislaus HS, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Miss.
9 370 Houston Astros Miles Hamblin C Mississippi Miss.
Mississippi had plenty of physical, veteran hitters who didn't produce as expected. Catcher Miles Hamblin, a former star at Howard (Texas) JC, struggled offensively in the SEC, hitting .259/.378/.430 this season after batting .226 a year ago. He has plus raw power from the left side and good arm strength. Big and physical, he doesn't move well behind the plate and struggled to control the running game. Suffice it to say he didn't live up to expectations after being ranked as the top college player in Texas in the 2009 draft class. If he's drafted this year, it will mark his first time being picked.
10 371 Milwaukee Brewers Andrew Cain OF UNC Wilmington N.C.
Andrew Cain passes the eye test at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds and puts on a show in batting practice. The power has translated to games--10 home runs and 15 doubles in 215 at-bats--but he has a slow bat and struggles with offspeed stuff.
11 372 New York Mets Kenny Mathews LHP 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.
12 373 Florida Marlins Ryan McIntyre OF Cal State Bakersfield Nev.
13 374 Los Angeles Dodgers O'Koyea Dickson 1B Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
14 375 Los Angeles Angels Joe Krehbiel 3B Seminole (Fla.) HS Fla. $125,000
15 376 Oakland Athletics Xavier Macklin OF North Carolina A&T N.C.
Xavier Macklin is a raw outfielder who was tied for second in the nation with 22 home runs and profiles in right field.
16 377 Detroit Tigers Jeff Holm OF Michigan State Mich.
Jeff Holm was player of the year and nearly won the triple crown in the Prospect League last summer, then did the same in the Big Ten Conference this spring. He led the Big Ten with 61 RBIs and ranked second with a .376 average and nine homers--nearly doubling his career total of five in three previous seasons at Michigan State. One of the best senior signs in the Midwest, Holm controls the strike zone and makes contact from the left side of the plate. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder collapses on his backside and has an uphill stroke, so he doesn't generate a lot of backspin and may top out at 15-20 homers in pro ball. That's not the power teams want at first base, where Holm is a quality defender, but he has the average speed and enough arm strength to move to the outfield.
17 378 Colorado Rockies David Schuknecht C Palm Desert (Calif.) HS Calif.
An Arizona signee, Shuknecht has a strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. A lefthanded hitter, he swings hard and often misses, but when he stays on the ball he can lace hard line drives from gap to gap, and he has power potential. He's an average runner and has good mobility behind the plate, to go along with promising receiving skills, though they are not yet polished. He also has good arm strength.
18 379 Toronto Blue Jays John Norwood OF Seton Hall Prep, Orange, N.J. N.J.
John Norwood, a Vanderbilt signee, is the latest prospect to come out of Seton Hall Prep, the alma mater of Rick Porcello and Eric Duncan. An outfielder with plus speed, Norwood is an average hitter with below-average power. He's a solid defender and some teams think he'll stick in center field, while others don't think his speed translates.
19 380 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Stienstra 1B San Jose State Calif.
20 381 Chicago White Sox Andrew Virgili RHP Lynn (Fla.) Fla.
21 382 Boston Red Sox Deshorn Lake RHP Menchville HS, Newport News, Va. Va.
Righthander Deshorn Lake, whose school plays in the same district as Jake Cave's, is from the Virgin Islands and moved to the Tidewater region of Virginia as a high school junior. He has a live but raw right arm and strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. He was sitting 92-93 mph this spring. He lacks command and secondary stuff, has a long arm stroke in the back and he doesn't repeat his release point well, so teams might be content to check on him again after three years at East Carolina.
22 383 San Diego Padres Colin Rea RHP Indiana State Ind.
Rigthhander Colin Rea's freshman season at Northern Iowa was the last in the program's history, and after a year at St. Petersburg (Fla.) CC, he reunited with former Panthers coach Rick Heller at Indiana State. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder has opened eyes with his arm strength, and he has better secondary pitches and mechanics than former Sycamore Jacob Petricka, a second-rounder last year. Six-foot-5 and 205 pounds, Rea has an 88-92 mph sinker that peaks at 94. He has a mid-80s slider that morphs into an 88-89 mph cutter at times, and his curveball and changeup also have their moments. With his easy arm action and repeatable delivery, he should fill the strike zone, but he nibbles at the plate and doesn't challenge hitters like he should.
23 384 Texas Rangers Greg Williams LHP 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.
24 385 Cincinnati Reds Joe Serrano SS Salpointe HS, Tucson, Ariz. Ariz.
25 386 Atlanta Braves Matt Chaffee LHP 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.
26 387 San Francisco Giants Kelby Tomlinson SS 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.
27 388 Minnesota Twins Matt Koch C Loyola Marymount Calif.
In a world where catchers are always in demand, Matt Koch has a chance to be drafted between the sixth and 10th rounds. A fourth-year junior, Koch has two carrying tools: an above-average arm and raw power that he's still learning to tap into. He hit 15 homers in 2010, and though he has just four with the new bats in 2011, his doubles total has spiked from 13 to 22. Loyola Marymount coach Jason Gill says the 6-foot, 210-pound Koch has some of the best raw power he's ever seen, and he puts on an impressive display in batting practice, regularly launching balls way over LMU's Blue Monster in left field. Scouts aren't convinced he'll hit for enough average to be an everyday catcher, as his plate discipline needs considerable improvement (he has 118 strikeouts and 37 walks in his college career). His receiving needs polish, but he projects as an average defender with his plus arm.
28 389 New York Yankees Cody Grice OF Grand Valley State (Mich.) Mich.
29 390 Tampa Bay Rays Trevor Mitsui 1B Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash.
Davis and Conforto aren't the only high-profile prep teammates in the Evergreen State. Blake Snell has two teammates who also will likely wind up in college but show potential: righthander Kevin Moriarty and first baseman Trevor Mitsui. Mitsui put up great numbers this year (.712/.845/1.635) and has bat speed, but his tools don't match the statistics. He's sometimes too passive at the plate and is limited to first base, where he's a below-average defender with a below-average arm. He will likely wind up at Washington.
30 391 Philadelphia Phillies Yacksel Rios RHP Cuevas HS, Gurabo, P.R. P.R.
Yackel Rios is just 17 and has a projectable 6-foot-4 frame. Scouts have seen the righthander sit in the 90-93 mph range for short spurts. He's a converted third baseman who hasn't been pitching for long, as shown by his inconsistent, below-average breaking ball and nascent changeup.