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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 422 Pittsburgh Pirates Jordan Dunatov OF Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
Outfielder Jordan Dunatov was a wild card after missing most of the year with a back injury. Scouts like his body and athleticism--he's a 6-foot-5, 200-pound specimen with above-average speed--but have questions about his bat. He'll likely head to Oregon State as part of a strong Beavers recruiting class.
2 423 Seattle Mariners Cody Weiss RHP La Salle Pa.
La Salle righthander Cody Weiss has a similar build to that of Kyle McMyne and a tick less on the fastball. He'll range from 90-94 mph with his fastball, but the lack of quality offspeed stuff hinders him. He's had an up-and-down year, going 3-6, 6.32, and eventually got moved to the bullpen.
3 424 Arizona Diamondbacks Cody Geyer RHP Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn. $115,000
4 425 Baltimore Orioles K.J. Hockaday 3B Carroll School, Bel Air, Md. Md.
Third baseman K.J. Hockdaday has a big frame at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds. He profiles as a corner guy with a little power and good athleticism.
5 426 Kansas City Royals D'Andre Toney OF Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC Fla.
Gulf Coast outfielder D'Andre Toney drew scouts to the school with his athletic ability and performance, but he doesn't have a carrying tool to go in the first 20 rounds.
6 427 Washington Nationals Cody Stubbs OF Walters State (Tenn.) CC Tenn.
Stubbs drew early-round interest out of high school in Waynesville, N.C., but headed to Tennessee after spurning the Red Sox as a 29th-round pick in 2009. Nothing went as Stubbs planned, as he drew sporadic playing time and hit just .241 with three home runs, then struggled in the Cape Cod League, hitting just .172 with one homer. He transferred to Walters State, Tennessee's top junior-college program, and got hot in the second half, showing the form that got scouts interested out of high school. Stubbs is big and physical at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and he has played mostly left field in junior college, indicative of his decent athleticism as well as his solid arm strength. He's a below-average runner and will fit better at first eventually as a pro. Scouts who like him buy the bat, with Stubbs' strength and leverage producing above-average power. His 12 home runs ranked in the top 20 nationally among juco players. He's committed to North Carolina if the draft doesn't work out for a second time.
7 428 Cleveland Indians Cody Anderson RHP Feather River (Calif.) JC Calif. $250,000
Feather River CC has six players who have been drafted previously, including righthander Cody Anderson, a 17th-round pick by the Rays last year. Anderson, who is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, has steadily boosted his fastball velocity. At Quincy (Calif.) High, he was mostly in the 86-88 mph range. He touched 92 last spring and was mostly 92-94 mph this year, topping out at 96. He has the size and velocity scouts like, but needs to refine his delivery and secondary pitches: a curveball, splitter and changeup. He could go as high as the third to fifth round, and is committed to Texas Christian.
8 429 Chicago Cubs Dillon Maples RHP Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C. N.C. $2,500,000
Maples has had the benefit of professional insight. His father, Tim, was a second-round pick of the Orioles in 1979, and his pitching coach at Pinecrest is James Baldwin, the former White Sox all-star. Scouts got a good look at Maples during his junior season when they went to see Baldwin's son, outfielder James Baldwin III, who signed with the Dodgers as a fourth-rounder. Maples' best assets are athleticism and arm strength. Also a standout kicker on the football team, he stands at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds with a strong lower half. His fastball sits 91-94 mph and has touched the mid-90s throughout the season. His curveball is an above-average pitch that has left his competition in the state overmatched. He lacks command of his fastball and actually does a better job of spotting his curveball. He has shown a changeup in warm-ups but doesn't need it in games, so the pitch will need development. Maples has a short arm action and questionable mechanics that lead to his below-average command. Scouts say his athleticism will allow him to make the necessary adjustments. He is committed to North Carolina, where he would play baseball and have a chance to walk on as a kicker for the football team.
9 430 Houston Astros Gandy Stubblefield RHP Lufkin (Texas) HS Texas
Chris McFarland was supposed to be the main attraction at Lufkin HS this spring, but scouts came away more impressed with Gandy Stubblefield. He also upstaged Bryan Brickhouse, who entered the year as the state's top-rated pitching prospect, beating him with an 11-strikeout three-hitter in a mid-April matchup. Stubblefield is projectable at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, and he worked at 88-92 mph with a peak of 94 this spring. He also has promising velocity on his curveball, though it's inconsistent. A Texas A&M recruit, he still needs a lot of polish.
10 431 Milwaukee Brewers Jacob Barnes RHP Florida Gulf Coast Fla.
11 432 New York Mets Xorge Carrillo C Arizona State Ariz.
12 433 Florida Marlins Nick Grim RHP Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) JC Calif.
Grim, who is committed to Cal Poly, is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds and has a live arm, capable of touching 94 mph with a good curveball.
13 434 Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Boudreaux SS 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.
14 435 Los Angeles Angels Wayne Taylor C Memorial HS, Houston Texas
15 436 Oakland Athletics Nick Rickles C Stetson Fla.
Rickles was summer-ball teammates in 2009 with Bethune-Cookman's Peter O'Brien, and while O'Brien is the better pro prospect, many college coaches prefer Rickles, who has a durable 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame. He struggled as a sophomore before straightening out his swing in the Valley League last summer, hitting .284 with eight homers. He carried that over as a junior and has had his best power season, adding loft to his swing. Using a contact-oriented approach, he had more home runs (11) than strikeouts (seven). He has excellent balance at the plate and a professional approach to go with excellent bat control. Rickles is a decent athlete and runs around 7.0 seconds over 60 yards. Some scouts have reservations about Rickles' catch-and-throw skills. He has a hitch in his throwing motion as he transfers from glove to hand, negating to a degree his solid-average arm strength. Nevertheless, he threw out 35 percent of baserunners in 2011, after throwing out 29 percent as a sophomore and 26 percent as a freshman. He's a good receiver at the college level but no better than average. He has been one of the nation's best-performing college catchers and should sneak into the fifth to eighth round.
16 437 Detroit Tigers Pat Smith OF Middle Georgia JC Ga.
17 438 Colorado Rockies Brian Humphries OF Pepperdine Calif.
Scouts still like Humphries' 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame and decent lefthanded swing, but he lacks bat speed and does not hit the ball with any authority. He's a below-average hitter with a chance to be a tick or two better, but at this stage he seems unlikely to come into power as scouts once thought he would. He's an average runner and a fringy defender in center field, and he projects as an extra outfielder.
18 439 Toronto Blue Jays Cole Wiper RHP Newport HS, Bellevue, Wash. Wash.
At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Wiper is a quality athlete who also played high school basketball. His best attribute as a pitcher is his secondary stuff. He flashes an above-average curveball with tight rotation and added a slider this year, which also showed hard, sharp break. His changeup has nice drop, almost like a splitter, and has improved throughout the season. His fastball sits in the 88-90 mph range, and he'll have games where he's 90-93. While Wiper has a feel for spin, his fastball is pretty straight right now. Because of his good secondary stuff, he sometimes uses it too much and will have to pitch off of his fastball more at the next level, whether that's in the pros or at Oregon. Wiper is a good student and is mature for a high schooler, and some scouts regard him as the best high school prospect in the Northwest.
19 440 St. Louis Cardinals Kevin Medrano 2B Missouri State Mo.
After finishing fourth in hitting (.321) and fifth in slugging (.423) in the Cape Cod League last summer, second baseman Kevin Medrano positioned himself as an early-round pick for 2011. He lost that momentum when he sprained his left shoulder in an early-season collision at home plate and got off to a slow start. He does an excellent job of using the whole field and making line-drive contact from the left side and has solid speed, but the 6-foot, 160-pounder doesn't walk much and has little power. He plays good defense at second base, though his below-average arm strength precludes him from trying shortstop. Scouts appreciate his blue-collar mentality but can't get past the fact that he's a second baseman with one plus tool. His brothers Steve and Jesus both played pro ball and reached the upper minors.
20 441 Chicago White Sox Mark Ginther 3B Oklahoma State Okla.
Mark Ginther has the size (6-foot-3, 202 pounds), athleticism, righthanded power and arm strength that scouts want in a third baseman. He looked like a potential top-three-rounds pick when he came out of Jenks High--where he quarterbacked the football team to two Oklahoma 6-A championships--but he has been too aggressive and inconsistent at the plate. He hurt his cause by hitting .215/.266/.323 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. He has improved defensively in just his second season at the hot corner.
21 442 Boston Red Sox Mike McCarthy RHP Cal State Bakersfield Calif.
22 443 San Diego Padres Burch Smith RHP Oklahoma Okla. $250,000
The Indians selected Smith in each of the last two drafts, taking him in the 49th round in 2009 and in the 20th round a year ago. He’ll go much higher this year after transferring from Howard (Texas) JC to Oklahoma, though he could have gone in the top three rounds in 2010 had he been more signable. Smith didn’t pitch much until he was a high school senior, then served as the No. 4 starter on Howard’s 2009 national championship team that went 65-1. Smith still isn’t the most polished pitcher, but he throws 90-93 mph and reaches 95 with ease. He may find more velocity once he adds strength to his 6-foot-3, 192-pound frame. He’s doing a better job of throwing strikes this year, though his control needs more work, as does the rest of his arsenal. He throws two breaking balls, with his slider ranking ahead of his curveball, and has exhibited some feel for his changeup. If Smith continues to develop, he could become a No. 3 starter with a quality fastball and solid control and secondary pitches.
23 444 Texas Rangers Andrew Faulkner LHP South Aiken (S.C.) HS S.C. $125,000
24 445 Cincinnati Reds Ryan Kemp RHP St. Joseph's Pa.
25 446 Atlanta Braves Navery Moore RHP Vanderbilt Tenn. $400,000
Moore has come back from Tommy John surgery back in high school to become a factor in Vanderbilt's deep bullpen. He made just three appearances as a freshman and 10 as a sophomore, totaling fewer than 18 innings, but has served as Vandy's closer most of this season and had a team-high nine saves. He didn't give up an extra-base hit until the mid-May series against Florida, when he gave up two home runs and a double. While he's not intimidating on the mound at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Moore has closer stuff, starting with his fastball. It can be a swing-and-miss pitch in the strike zone, with velocity in the 92-96 mph range, and has solid life. Moore's breaking ball is more of a sweepy slider than a downer breaker, and he has a hard time repeating his release point. Some scouts believe his long arm action will preclude his breaking ball from ever being a swing-and-miss pitch, which could limit him to a set-up role. He also earns high grades for his makeup.
26 447 San Francisco Giants Garrett Buechele 3B Oklahoma Okla.
Buechele originally signed with Kansas, but changed his mind after the Jayhawks wanted to convert him into a catcher. After transferring to Oklahoma and sitting out 2008 in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, he has been one of the Sooners' best hitters for the last three years. The 6-foot, 205-pounder makes consistent contact, uses the whole field and has average power from the right side of the plate. He's a cerebral hitter with a good approach, no surprise considering that his father Steve played 11 years in the big leagues. While Buechele has good hands and instincts at third base, his arm is just decent and his speed is well below-average. He doesn't profile well defensively at any position, which detracts from his bat and his bloodlines. The Rangers drafted him in the 18th round a year ago, when he was a redshirt sophomore.
27 448 Minnesota Twins Adam McCreery LHP 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.
28 449 New York Yankees Rookie Davis RHP Dixon HS, Holly Ridge, N.C. N.C. $550,000
Rookie Davis is an ox, standing at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, and as a first baseman he offers huge raw power. Most teams prefer him as a righthander, though, with an 89-92 mph fastball that can sit 90-91. His curveball has some shape to it and can be an average pitch at times. Davis enjoys hitting, but righthanded-hitting first baseman have to be exceptional. If he doesn't sign, Davis could play both ways at East Carolina.
29 450 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Young OF Compton (Calif.) CC Calif.
30 451 Philadelphia Phillies Trey Ford 3B South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
South Mountain shortstop Trey Ford has an athletic, 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. He's a bit of a tweener because he doesn't have the range to stay at shortstop or the power to profile at third base, but he shows above-average speed and arm strength and plays hard.