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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 572 Pittsburgh Pirates Taylor Nunez RHP Salmen HS, Slidell, La. La.
Nunez, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound tower of projection, is signed to Southern Mississippi. He lacks the present strength to repeat his delivery, and his fastball sat at 87-88 mph at his best this spring. That said, he's tall, athletic, has a clean arm action and flashes feel for spinning a breaking ball.
2 573 Seattle Mariners Luke Guarnaccia C Palm Beach (Fla.) CC Fla. $250,000
The Mariners went hard after catching in this year's draft, as Guarnaccia was one of five catchers signed for $100,000 or more. The M's liked Guarnaccia in 2010, drafting him in the 21st round out of high school and followed his progress at Palm Beach (Fla.) CC, getting him in the 19th round in 2011. Guarnaccia is a good athlete that shows solid arm strength and footwork. A switch-hitter, he has raw power from both sides of the plate, but more from the left side, and he runs well for a catcher.
3 574 Arizona Diamondbacks Daniel Pulfer 2B Oregon Ore.
4 575 Baltimore Orioles Dustin Ward LHP Central Arkansas Ark.
5 576 Kansas City Royals Matt Flemer RHP California Calif.
Closer Matt Flemer has the fearlessness scouts love to see. He's a strike thrower who sits 88-92 mph with a good slider, and teams may wait to sign him as a senior.
6 577 Washington Nationals Hawtin Buchanan RHP Biloxi (Miss.) HS Miss.
Scouts flocked to Mississippi for a deep pool of high school talent this year, and the towering Buchanan seemed to be at his best when the heat was on. At 6-foot-8, he's athletic enough to have played quarterback in the fall, and he has room to fill out even though he's a listed 230 pounds. He repeats his delivery well for a prep pitcher of his size, and one evaluator called him the "definition of a big-body power arm." He elicits comparisons to former Ole Miss righthander Cody Satterwhite, who was similarly physical, but Buchanan may throw harder more consistently. After sitting 86-91 mph early in the spring, he was hitting more 93s as the season went along. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and he hasn't shown much of a feel for his loopy, slow curveball. Some scouts are concerned about Buchanan's arm action in the back, as his elbow tends to get inverted, much as Stephen Strasburg's more celebrated arm does. Buchanan was at his best against the likes of Senquez Golson and Mason Robbins, two of Mississippi's top prep hitters. He's an Ole Miss legacy who is considered a tough sign.
7 578 Cleveland Indians Shawn Morimando LHP 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.
8 579 Chicago Cubs Paul Hoilman 1B East Tennessee State Tenn.
His teammates aren't as attractive to scouts but should get picked. Senior first baseman Paul Hoilman produced with the new bats, hitting 22 home runs to tie for second in the country as regionals started. Hoilman's a masher whose 72 strikeouts also ranked second nationally.
9 580 Houston Astros Mitchell Lambson LHP 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.
10 581 Milwaukee Brewers Renaldo Jenkins SS Whitewater HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga. $125,000
11 582 New York Mets Dustin Lawley OF West Florida Fla.
12 583 Florida Marlins Connor Burke 2B La Serna HS, Whittier, Calif. Calif.
13 584 Los Angeles Dodgers Garrett Bush RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC Fla.
Garrett Bush, a 6-foot-5 transfer from Auburn who is a Jacksonville native, still has projection as he came to pitching late in high school. For now his stuff is fringy at best and not as firm as the Seminole State teammate and ace, Dejai Oliver.
14 585 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Crowley LHP Northwest Florida State JC Fla.
15 586 Oakland Athletics Eric Potter LHP 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.
16 587 Detroit Tigers Daniel Bennett RHP Florida State Fla.
17 588 Colorado Rockies Jesse Meaux RHP UC Santa Barbara Calif.
UC Santa Barbara ace Jesse Meaux was a 44th-round pick by the Phillies a year ago, and he should go considerably higher as a senior sign this spring. He has a nice pitcher's frame at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and good arm strength but unrefined feel for pitching. Pitching with the Santa Barbara Foresters in the NBC World Series in Wichita last summer, Meaux flashed 93-94 mph heat and a good slider, but he worked mostly in the 88-92 range this spring, and his secondary stuff has been inconsistent. His slider flashes average when he gets on top of it, and his changeup has similar potential and similar inconsistency
18 589 Toronto Blue Jays Luke Weaver RHP DeLand (Fla.) HS Fla.
19 590 St. Louis Cardinals Nick Gillung LHP Mercyhurst (Pa.) Pa.
20 591 Chicago White Sox Kevin Vance RHP Connecticut Conn.
Closer Kevin Vance performed well in the Cape Cod League for Chatham last summer, impressing scouts with a fastball that touched 94 mph. He showed similar velocity during UConn's scout day and intrasquad workouts, sitting 90-92, but during the spring he has mostly been in the 86-90 mph range. Vance still was one of the Big East's top bullpen arms, registering 12 saves and holding opponents to a .105 average through his first 23 appearances. He flashes an above-average curveball with good shape and a decent changeup. When he's on, scouts said Vance looks like Ricky Bottalico, though the drop in velocity could hurt his draft positioning.
21 592 Boston Red Sox Sikes Orvis 1B Freedom HS, Orlando Fla.
22 593 San Diego Padres Jeremy Gigliotti LHP East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Pa.
23 594 Texas Rangers Nathan Harsh LHP Brunswick (Ga.) HS Ga.
24 595 Cincinnati Reds Chris Joyce LHP 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.
25 596 Atlanta Braves Troy Snitker C North Georgia College and State Ga.
26 597 San Francisco Giants Cody Hall RHP Southern La.
27 598 Minnesota Twins Tyler Koelling OF Southern Mississippi Miss.
More likely to go out early were senior outfielders Tyler Koelling, a 6-foot, 190-pounder, and Marc Bourgeois, a Quebec native. Bourgeois is more physical, showing more power and patience, and hits lefthanded, Koelling is more athletic, an average runner and solid defender with gap power and a grinder mindset. Koelling, who had just nine strikeouts heading into regional play, has a fourth-outfielder profile with the exception of his righthanded bat. Despite not having a great profile, he was expected to be the second Golden Eagle drafted, after Vollmuth.
28 599 New York Yankees Ben Paullus RHP Memphis Tenn.
Memphis' next pick likely will be righthander Ben Paullus, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound closer. He had just four saves for a 30-27 team but showcased a power breaking ball that at its best rivals that of Sonny Gray. He throws it with power, at times touching the low 80s with 12-to-6 break. His fastball sits at 90-92 mph and touches better. He generates two plus pitches with a violent, slinging delivery and doesn't repeat his arm slot well. He's athletic enough to make adjustments and throws just enough strikes. He limited hitters to a .170 average and should sneak into the same eighth-12th-round range as Martinez.
29 600 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Ramsey RHP Tennessee Tenn.
Teammate Matt Ramsey has bigger stuff, yet hardly pitched this year thanks to his catching and outfield duties as well as a forearm strain. At 6 feet, 200 pounds, Ramsey has strength and a quick arm that allows him to pump his fastball up to 98 mph, sitting at 94-97 in relief stints. He throws two different breaking balls, including a hammer curveball that flashes plus potential. Ramsey has 81 innings of college pitching experience and will need to refine his rough delivery, which probably led to his forearm strain when Tennessee tried to make him a starter. He could be drafted in the first 10 rounds if he has a clean bill of health.
30 601 Philadelphia Phillies John Hill C Concordia (Calif.) Calif.