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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 692 Pittsburgh Pirates Jordan Cooper RHP Kentucky Ky. $100,000
Scouts don't know what to make of righthander Jordan Cooper. He opened the season in Kentucky's weekend rotation and pitched his way out of it after having little success with an 88-90 mph fastball and a mediocre breaking ball. Then the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder looked like a top-five-rounds pick in midweek starts against Louisville and Western Kentucky, dealing with an 89-94 mph sinker, a harder slider and a solid changeup. He didn't show the same stuff and lacked the same command when he returned to his Sunday slot. He has extra leverage as a 21-year-old sophomore, and the team that selects him likely will monitor his progress during the summer.
2 693 Seattle Mariners Richard White RHP St. Croix Educational HS, St. Thomas, V.I. V.I.
The Virgin Islands' top talent, righthander Richard White, has a lot of effort in his delivery but has a loose, quick arm that has helped him touch 94 mph. He more regularly sits in the 90-91 mph range. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, he's a slightly more physical version of Akeel Morris, the Mets 10th-rounder out of the Virgin Islands last year.
3 694 Arizona Diamondbacks Ryan Court 3B Illinois State Ill.
A former walk-on, third baseman Ryan Court hasn't missed a start in three years for Illinois State. He has a big league body (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and put up the best numbers of his career this spring despite the less-potent bats, hitting .323/.460/.533. He has raw righthanded power, arm strength and soft hands, so a conversion to catcher could be in order. A fifth-year senior, he's already 23.
4 695 Baltimore Orioles Adam Matthews OF South Carolina S.C.
South Carolina's top draft pick is likely to be outfielder Adam Matthews, the team's fastest player and best athlete. A hamstring injury sidelined Matthews for half the season, and he hasn't put it all together offensively, either with his raw power or on the basepaths (just 15 career stolen bases). Because of Bradley's presence and his own hamstring injury, Matthews hasn't played much center field, but that's where he profiles best as a pro. He has an average arm and could play right if he polishes up his hitting approach and gets to his plus raw power.
5 696 Kansas City Royals Lance Harper C Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
6 697 Washington Nationals Khayyan Norfork 2B Tennessee Tenn.
7 698 Cleveland Indians Cody Allen RHP High Point N.C.
Cody Allen, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound righthander at High Point, has attracted interest because of a good curveball. His fastball ranges from 88-92 mph and he can sit 90-92 on good nights, though his fastball doesn't have much life. He was 4-6, 3.16 in 84 innings with 89 strikeouts and 29 walks.
8 699 Chicago Cubs Bradley Zimmer OF La Jolla HS, Country Club, Calif. Calif.
Outfielder Bradley Zimmer, a San Fransisco signee, garners comparisons to Pepperdine outfielder Brian Humphries, who was similarly skinny at the same stage of his development. The younger brother of USF weekend starter Kyle Zimmer, Bradley broke a bone in his hand in a freak accident down the stretch this spring, curtailing any draft momentum. Six-foot-5 and lanky, Zimmer is a long strider with average speed and some power projection once he fills out. He has decent bat speed and natural lift in his lefthanded swing, and he simply needs to get stronger. He could develop into an intriguing prospect in three years at USF.
9 700 Houston Astros Ruben Sosa 2B Oklahoma City Okla.
10 701 Milwaukee Brewers Ben McMahan C Florida Fla.
Catcher Ben McMahan has catch-and-throw skills and a pro body but has been buried behind sophomore Mike Zunino, the Southeastern Conference player of the year.
11 702 New York Mets Jeff Diehl C Cranston (R.I.) West HS R.I. $135,000
Cranston West HS produced Coastal Carolina's sandwich-round talent Anthony Meo in 2008, and this year it has Jeff Diehl, the top prep prospect in Rhode Island. Diehl is a raw, athletic 6-foot-4, 195-pound backstop with good catch and throw skills, though he probably won't stay behind the plate as his frame fills out and he gets stronger. As a catcher, Diehl is not polished and has stiff actions, so he profiles as a corner outfielder or first baseman. A broken finger kept him out of the Area Code Games, and he struggled during the summer but looked better in the fall and spring, showing good bat speed and raw power to the pull side. Diehl struggles with consistency but flashes potential, and he will likely be taken in the top 12 rounds. He has a commitment to Rhode Island, but scouts say he's likely to sign.
12 703 Florida Marlins Tyler Higgins RHP Lansing (Mich.) CC Mich.
13 704 Los Angeles Dodgers Garrett Bolt RHP Western Illinois Ill.
14 705 Los Angeles Angels Zach Borenstein OF Eastern Illinois Ill.
Built like a wrestler at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, Zach Borenstein offers impressive bat speed from the left side of the plate. He has good straight-line speed for his size, but he's stiff and scouts aren't sure where he'll play in pro ball after seeing time at second base, third base, center field and right field in three years at Eastern Illinois. His best spot is probably an outfield corner; he probably doesn't have enough arm to try catcher.
15 706 Oakland Athletics Cecil Tanner RHP Georgia Ga.
16 707 Detroit Tigers Trent Daniel LHP Arkansas Ark.
17 708 Colorado Rockies Brook Hart LHP Yale Conn.
18 709 Toronto Blue Jays K'Shawn Smith SS Indian River (Fla.) JC Fla.
19 710 St. Louis Cardinals Kyle Deese RHP Western Carolina N.C.
Deese signed for a $20,000 bonus on June 12, but the contract was later voided.
20 711 Chicago White Sox Mike Marjama C Long Beach State Calif.
21 712 Boston Red Sox Jarrett Brown LHP Salem HS, Conyers, Ga. Ga.
22 713 San Diego Padres R.L. Eisenbach LHP Faulkner (Ala.) Ala.
23 714 Texas Rangers Mike Mason LHP Marshall W.Va.
Mason has a 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame that can drift to the soft side, and he throws strikes with an average fastball.
24 715 Cincinnati Reds Sal Romano RHP Southington (Conn.) HS Conn. $450,000
After back-to-back down years in the high school ranks, Lower New England offers a solid crop this year, though it's not comparable to 2008's banner class. This year's headliner is Tennessee recruit Sal Romano, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound righty from Southington (Conn.) HS, the same school that produced Carl Pavano, who scouts say Romano resembles. Romano broke his jaw in two places on a comebacker to the mound last July and had to have it wired shut for six weeks, which kept him off the mound for a significant portion of the showcase season. He came back with a solid senior year, drawing scouts' attention for his low-90s fastball and projection--he's just 17 and wears a size 16 shoe. He has an average curveball and shows feel for a changeup. Romano has a herky-jerky delivery and a crude arm action that will need refinement, but he should get taken in the top 10 rounds.
25 716 Atlanta Braves Sam Munson OF Tennessee Weslyan Tenn.
26 717 San Francisco Giants Jonathan Jones 3B Vanier (Que.) JC Quebec
27 718 Minnesota Twins Tim Shibuya RHP UC San Diego Calif.
Shibuya has good feel for pitching, working in the 86-91 mph range and mixing in a get-me-over curveball, a changeup and a usable slider.
28 719 New York Yankees Corey Maines RHP Illinois State Ill.
The state's best college pitching prospect is righthander Corey Maines, Illinois State's career wins leader with 24. Six feet and 200 pounds, he relies heavily on a big, sweeping slider that he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. His sinker usually operates at 88-89 mph and tops out at 91. He spent his first two years as a two-way player, getting regular at-bats as an outfielder.
29 720 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Johnson OF Arkansas Tech Ark.
30 721 Philadelphia Phillies Cody Fick RHP Evansville Ind.