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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 632 Pittsburgh Pirates Alex Fuselier OF Louisiana-Lafayette La.
2 633 Seattle Mariners Joe DiRocco RHP Seton Hall N.J.
Seton Hall righthander Joe DiRocco will likely be the first college player picked out of New Jersey. He had a successful season, going 6-1, 1.54 in 100 innings with 71 strikeouts and 36 walks, and succeeds with his feel for pitching more than his stuff. He sits in the upper 80s and can touch 90-91 mph, and his secondary stuff and command are average.
3 634 Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Griffin 1B Central Florida Fla.
4 635 Baltimore Orioles Jose Rivera RHP Hill (Texas) JC Texas
5 636 Kansas City Royals Kenny Swab C Virginia Va.
Kenny Swab hasn't seen much time behind the plate because of Hicks, but he has a plus arm and could get a chance in the later rounds. He was hitting .311/.443/.426.
6 637 Washington Nationals Todd Simko LHP Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas
7 638 Cleveland Indians Cody Elliott OF Ball State Ind.
8 639 Chicago Cubs Andrew McKirahan LHP Texas Texas
9 640 Houston Astros Jimmy Howick SS Jacksonville Fla.
10 641 Milwaukee Brewers Michael Nemeth 1B Connecticut Conn.
Outside of UConn's big three draft prospects, Mike Nemeth figures to be the first Husky selected, thanks to his consistent track record with the bat. Nemeth set UConn's all-time hits record as a junior, and he continued padding his total this year, upping the number to 309 career hits through 55 games this year. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Nemeth has gap power and is a below-average runner. He's solid in the field and was named the Big East's top defensive first baseman before the season. He has drawn comparisons to Casey Kotchman, and he'll likely get taken in the 15-20 rounds range.
11 642 New York Mets John Gant RHP Wiregrass Ranch HS, Wesley Chapel, Fla. Fla. $185,000
Originally from New York City, Gant was a transplant in Florida. He had committed to Long Island before the Mets signed him to an over-slot deal this summer. Gant has an athletic, projectable frame and a fastball that sits in the 87-91 mph range and topped out at 93. The pitch also shows good downward life and sink. Gant also flashes a solid-average breaking ball and has good upside.
12 643 Florida Marlins Chase Wier RHP Stephen F. Austin State Texas
13 644 Los Angeles Dodgers Zak Qualls LHP Rancho HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Qualls has lots of projection with his long and lanky, 6-foot-3, 160-pound frame. He may be too far away for a club to take now, as his fastball is mostly in the 84-86 mph range with good armside run. He pitches with confidence and throws a sweepy slider and an occasional curveball and changeup.
14 645 Los Angeles Angels Shane Riedie RHP Tampa Fla.
15 646 Oakland Athletics Brandon Magee OF Arizona State Ariz.
The Sun Devil scouts were most intrigued by coming into the season--outfielder Brandon Magee--has spent most of the year on the bench. Most of scouts' looks have come during batting practice, where he routinely launches balls out of the park from the left side of the plate. Arizona State coaches and scouts agree that Magee has some of the best raw power in the country. He's an above-average runner under way, and despite his muscle-bound frame his swing is not tight or restricted. He has a compact, chiseled physique at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds. He's also a linebacker and was second on the Sun Devils football team with 73 tackles last fall. He has a better pro future on the baseball diamond and indications are that he wants to play. With 29 total collegiate at-bats, Magee is raw and will require patience and instruction at the next level, but he should go off the board between the eighth and 12th round.
16 647 Detroit Tigers Scott Squier LHP Greenway HS, Phoenix Ariz.
Control and consistency have been an issue for lefthander Scott Squier. He has been up to 94 mph and is committed to Hawaii. Squier has projection in his 6-foot-5, 180-pound frame, and his cutter and curveball show promise.
17 648 Colorado Rockies Jordan Ribera 1B Fresno State Calif.
18 649 Toronto Blue Jays Peter Mooney SS South Carolina S.C.
19 650 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Kirsch LHP Lackawanna (Pa.) JC Pa.
20 651 Chicago White Sox Joe De Pinto 2B Southern California Calif.
21 652 Boston Red Sox Austin Davidson 2B Oxnard (Calif.) HS Calif.
Austin Davidson plays shortstop in high school and could handle the position in college, but he projects as an average defensive second baseman with an average arm in pro ball. He's a good athlete with fringe-average speed and a chance for an average lefthanded bat in time, and scouts praise his grinder mentality.
22 653 San Diego Padres Zach Kometani 1B San Diego Calif.
23 654 Texas Rangers Chance Sossamon RHP Wichita State Kan.
24 655 Cincinnati Reds Carlos Gonzalez RHP Cal State Northridge Calif.
25 656 Atlanta Braves Jarrett Miller RHP UNC Greensboro N.C.
Jarrett Miller pitches at 90-92 mph and can touch the mid-90s, and he mixes in a curveball and slider. He struggles with his control at times.
26 657 San Francisco Giants Andrew Triggs RHP Southern California Calif.
USC righthander Andrew Triggs, who had Tommy John surgery as a prep senior and redshirted in 2008, entered his 2010 sophomore season with serious draft buzz after a strong fall, but an uneven spring caused him to drop to the 24th round and he returned to school. His stuff hasn't been as electric in 2011, but he has competed hard on Fridays for the Trojans, going 5-4, 3.67 with 72 strikeouts and 28 walks in 91 innings. For much of the season, the rap on Triggs was that he looked great for three or four innings, before his velocity dropped. He got stronger down the stretch, holding his 88-90 mph velocity deeper into games and peaking at 91. His best asset is the heavy sink on his two-seam fastball, and he complements it with a sweeping curveball and an occasional changeup. He's a strike-thrower with good feel for pitching. His medical track record makes clubs wary, and he profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.
27 658 Minnesota Twins Michael Howard LHP Prescott (Ariz.) HS Ariz.
Lefthander Michael Howard generated buzz over the summer by touching 92 mph at the Area Code Games. He was inconsistent this spring, and most scouts felt he would be better off going to Baylor and polishing his arsenal and command.
28 659 New York Yankees Zach Wilson 1B Arizona State Ariz. $100,000
First baseman Zach Wilson has power but is unexceptional as a righthanded corner bat with an all-or-nothing approach.
29 660 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Terry 3B Monmouth N.J.
30 661 Philadelphia Phillies Riley Moore C San Marcos (Calif.) HS Calif.
As a rising high school senior last summer, Moore played in 11 games in the California Collegiate League and caught power arms like Texas State's Carson Smith and Texas' Sam Stafford and Hoby Milner. He held his own in the Area Code Games and in fall scout ball, but he has seen little to hit on a bad high school team this spring. Lanky and wiry-strong at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Moore has a chance to be a fringe-average lefthanded hitter with average or better power as he fills out his projectable frame. He's a switch-hitter who struggles from the right side, and scouts still are not completely sold on his bat. Moore, who is committed to Arizona, stands out most for his defense. His athleticism plays well behind the plate, where he has excellent agility and advanced receiving skills for his age. His best tool is his above-average arm.