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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 392 Pittsburgh Pirates Brandon Platts RHP Mason City (Iowa) HS Iowa
2 393 Seattle Mariners Jamal Austin OF Alabama-Birmingham Ala.
Speedy veterans Jamal Austin and Nick Crawford also could get a shot, but both are small at 5-foot-9. Austin, more physical at 170 pounds, is a plus runner and basestealer, and he makes consistent contact. He has no power to speak of and needs to improve his short game.
3 394 Arizona Diamondbacks John Pedrotty LHP 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.
4 395 Baltimore Orioles Derek Jones OF Washington State Wash.
Jones has good bat speed and a nice swing from the left side that produces above-average raw power. He has a 6-foot, 207-pound frame and has to play left field because he's an average runner with fringy arm strength. He didn't hit too well on the Cape last summer, and the knock on him this spring was that his power is mostly to his pull side and he racks up strikeouts on soft stuff away.
5 396 Kansas City Royals Stephen Lumpkins LHP 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.
6 397 Washington Nationals Casey Kalenkosky 1B Texas State Texas
Kalenkosky hit 20 homers in two seasons at Cisco (Texas) JC and nearly matched that total during the regular season, tying the Texas State record with 18. The 6-foot, 195-pound righthanded hitter's power will have to carry him, however. He lacks the pitch recognition to hit for a high average and is a below-average runner and defender. He does have arm strength and has seen brief action as a catcher.
7 398 Cleveland Indians Zack MacPhee 2B Arizona State Ariz. $150,000
Second baseman Zack MacPhee was the Pacific-10 Conference player of the year last year after batting .389/.486/.664, the first year he started switch-hitting. He hit just .232/.377/.283 in conference games this year with college baseball's less-potent bats, though he still showed a patient approach. He took his walks and didn't strike out a lot, but put a lot of pressure on himself after his huge sophomore season. MacPhee has a tight, uphill swing from both sides of the plate. He doesn't have the arm strength to play anywhere but second base and is a fringy runner. He's a good defender at second base, but at 5-foot-8 and 172 pounds he needs either big tools or big numbers, and he had neither this year.
8 399 Chicago Cubs Trey Martin OF Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga. Ga. $250,000
Martin is a lean, athletic center fielder with broad shoulders and projection remaining in his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. Martin makes things look easy in center field with his well above-average speed (he ran a 6.55-second 60-yard dash in May) and solid-average throwing arm. He also has a good idea at the plate and is short to the ball for a long-limbed player. Martin has good hand-eye coordination and if he adds about 30 pounds, like he projects to, he could begin to show more power.
9 400 Houston Astros John Hinson 2B Clemson S.C.
Hinson has good athleticism and tools, and he's a plus runner despite a back injury that caused him to take a medical redshirt in 2009. He's rough around the edges defensively, having stumbled at second and third base this season. He fits best as a utility player who focuses on the outfield, and some scouts soured on him after he turned down the Phillies as a 13th-round pick.
10 401 Milwaukee Brewers Mallex Smith OF Rickards HS, Tallahassee, Fla. Fla.
11 402 New York Mets Robert Gsellman RHP Westchester HS, Los Angeles Calif.
12 403 Florida Marlins Josh Adams SS 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.
13 404 Los Angeles Dodgers David Palladino RHP Emerson (N.J.) HS N.J.
14 405 Los Angeles Angels Jackson Whitley 1B North Augusta (S.C.) HS S.C. $125,000
15 406 Oakland Athletics Jacob Tanis 3B Mercer Ga.
Mercer's top draft pick will be third baseman Jacob Tanis, who is slow afoot but otherwise has solid-average tools. Tanis has a feel for hitting and produces good bat speed and power from the right side. He was much more patient in 2011 (35 walks after 15 last season) and maintained his power production despite the bat change, belting 15 home runs. He may lack the quick feet for third base and profiles better behind the plate at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. He wasn't picked as a draft-eligible sophomore a year ago.
16 407 Detroit Tigers Ryan Woolley RHP Alabama-Birmingham Ala.
Fifth-year righthander Ryan Woolley had his best season and could sneak into the first 10 rounds to a team looking for a bargain. A former Georgia pitcher, Woolley missed a year as a transfer following an incident in the Cape Cod League in June 2008, when police said he drove a truck that struck Cape teammate B.J. Dail, breaking his ankle and fracturing his skull. Woolley pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol in February 2009 and received a suspended sentence and community service. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2009 by the Braves, didn't pitch well that summer in the Alaska League and didn't sign, then struggled mightily last season at UAB (7.09 ERA). In 2011, Woolley finally figured out college baseball. While he can touch 94-95 mph with his fastball, he's better when he sits 90-92 with better life and command. He has cleaned up his delivery, helping him locate the ball down in the strike zone, and has done a better throwing his curveball and changeup for strikes. He's already 23 and profiles as a middle reliever.
17 408 Colorado Rockies Kyle Roliard LHP Louisiana Tech La.
18 409 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Dean 3B The Colony (Texas) HS Texas $737,500
Dean wasn't at his best on the showcase circuit last summer, but he redeemed himself with a strong spring and established himself as the best prep third-base prospect in the draft. Few high school players can match his batting-practice fireworks. With his bat speed, the loft in his righthanded swing and the room to add strength to his 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame, he projects to have plus power while hitting for a solid average. Dean has average speed but figures to lose a step as he fills out. He gets the job done at shortstop and has an above-average arm, but he'll move to the hot corner after he either turns pro or attends Texas. As with most coaches' sons--he plays for his father Martin at The Colony HS--Dean earns praise for his work ethic and competitiveness. His strong commitment to the Longhorns may make him difficult to sign.
19 410 St. Louis Cardinals Kolby Byrd C Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC Miss.
20 411 Chicago White Sox Chadd Krist C California Calif.
Catcher Chadd Krist did a great job handling the premium stuff on Cal's staff. He has a solid arm that plays up thanks to his athleticism and quick footwork, and he threw out 61 percent of basestealers this year. He's agile behind the plate, and he receives and blocks well. He belted 10 home runs last year, but only showed gap power this year with the new bats, leading the team in doubles. Krist is a good leader with a blue-collar work ethic; he'll have to show more with the bat to be an everyday player.
21 412 Boston Red Sox Matty Ott RHP Louisiana State La.
Ott has good raw stuff, though he has never quite had the electric slider or premium command he had as a freshman, when he emerged as the closer on the national championship team and posted a 69-6 strikeout-walk ratio. Ott was healthy this season but threw just 28 innings and had more walks than he did as a freshman in 50 innings. His fastball sits in the average 88-92 mph range, and at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, he's had durability issues since shouldering a heavy load en route to a championship in 2009.
22 413 San Diego Padres Lee Orr OF McNeese State La.
23 414 Texas Rangers Chris Grayson OF Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
24 415 Cincinnati Reds Nick Fleece RHP Texas A&M Texas
Righthander Nick Fleece spent his first year at Texas A&M as a reserve outfielder before finding a niche in the bullpen. He flashed arm strength in the past and the Mariners drafted him in the 27th round last June, but coaches and scouts questioned his work ethic because he carried close to 250 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame. He has looked like a different guy this spring, dropping to 215 pounds and operating at 90-92 mph with his fastball, peaking at 95. He works off his fastball, which has good sinking life, and picks up deception from his funky arm action. He always has filled the strike zone, and his slider has improved, though it still gets slurvy at times. As a senior sign, he'll come at a discount.
25 416 Atlanta Braves Tony Mueller OF Winona State (Minn.) Minn.
26 417 San Francisco Giants Adam Paulencu RHP Vancouver Island (B.C.) British Columbia
Righthander Adam Paulencu can run his fastball up to 92 mph with good movement.
27 418 Minnesota Twins Steven Evans LHP Liberty Va.
28 419 New York Yankees Justin James OF Sacramento CC Calif.
The son of 11-year major leaguer Dion James, Sacramento CC outfielder Justin James is making a name for himself on the diamond. At Kennedy High in Sacramento, James was mainly known for his talent on the basketball court, once scoring 27 points in the fourth quarter of a game to help his team overcome a 20-point deficit. He didn't play baseball his senior year of high school and came to Sac City as a forward for the basketball team. A change of heart led him back to the baseball field, where he is clearly raw but shows five-tool potential. James is 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds and is still an above-average runner. Like his father, he hits from the left side of the plate, and he shows raw power in batting practice, even to the opposite field. Because of his frame, speed and raw power potential, James will stand out in predraft workouts and could go as high as the third round.
29 420 Tampa Bay Rays Tanner English OF St. James HS, Murrells Inlet, S.C. S.C.
English is more likely to get drafted now as he's at least a 70 runner on the 20-80 scale whose speed plays well in center field. He has an average throwing arm, and some scouts think he'll be an average hitter as well. He generates surprising bat speed despite his small stature. English has signed with South Carolina and would start as a freshman, replacing Bradley in center field, so he's considered a tough sign.
30 421 Philadelphia Phillies Colton Murray RHP Kansas Kan.
Murray put himself on the prospect map with an all-star summer last year in the Cape Cod League, where he saved eight games and allowed just one earned run in 19 innings. He has continued to impress at Kansas, where he has been a key contributor in the bullpen for three seasons. Though he's just 6 feet and 193 pounds, Murray generates a 91-94 mph fastball without much effort. He complements his fastball, which features some life, with a solid slider. His pitches tend to get on hitters quickly because his high leg kick adds deception to his delivery. He consistently throws strikes as well. Murray may not have closer stuff, but he could be a set-up man who won't require a lot of minor league seasoning before he's ready for the majors.