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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 752 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Martin RHP Samford Ala.
2 753 Seattle Mariners Gabe Saquilon RHP Horizon Christian HS, San Diego Calif. $100,000
3 754 Arizona Diamondbacks Brett Williams OF North Carolina State N.C.
4 755 Baltimore Orioles Mike Finnigan LHP San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) JC Calif.
5 756 Kansas City Royals Mark Threlkeld 3B Louisiana Tech La.
6 757 Washington Nationals Erick Fernandez C Georgetown D.C.
7 758 Cleveland Indians Kevin Kramer SS Turlock (Calif.) HS Calif.
Kevin Kramer takes charge on the field as both a quarterback and shortstop for Turlock High. He has an average build at 6 feet and 195 pounds, and smooth actions at shortstop. He's an average runner with an average arm. At the plate, Kramer pressed early in the year and needs to work on not coming up out of his swing. He did heat up in the second half of the season, helping Turlock reach the playoffs. When he shows good rhythm and balance, his swing is a compact, line-drive stroke from the left side. Kramer, who played for USA Baseball's 16U gold medal team in 2009, is one of the younger players in this year's class, and scouts expect him to wind up at UCLA next year.
8 759 Chicago Cubs Rock Shoulders 1B State JC of Florida Fla. $294,000
At the opposite end of the spectrum is slugger Rock Shoulders of State College of Florida, formerly known as Manatee JC. Shoulders' 14 homers led the state, and he impressed scouts by trimming up his 6-foot-2, 225-pound body. The Red Sox' 20th-round pick a year ago, Shoulders doesn't have the knack for hitting of prep sluggers in the state such as Dan Vogelbach and Dante Bichette Jr., but his pop from the left side should get him picked about 10 rounds sooner than last year.
9 760 Houston Astros Billy Flamion OF Central Catholic HS, Modesto, Calif. Calif.
Flamion played well on the showcase circuit last summer and showed some of the best bat speed in this year's high school class--and from the left side of the plate. He is also a football player and came into the spring a little rusty with some softness to his body. He pressed at times and didn't show the kind of production scouts hoped to see. He could be an above-average hitter with above-average power, and a team will have to buy into Flamion's bat because he doesn't show many other tools. He's a below-average runner and he has an average arm, so it's likely he winds up in left field. He also needs to work on making quicker adjustments. Once thought of as a supplemental-round talent, Flamion's stock has slipped and he's looking more like a third-rounder. It will likely take more than third-round money to buy him out of his commitment to Oregon.
10 761 Milwaukee Brewers Parker Berberet C Oregon State Ore.
11 762 New York Mets A.J. Reed LHP Terre Haute (Ind.) South HS Ind.
A.J. Reed set a Vigo County home run record with 18 as a junior, and when he came out throwing in the mid-80s this spring, some scouts wondered if he had a brighter future as a power-hitting first baseman. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound lefthander ended those thoughts when he started throwing 90-94 mph as the weather warmed up. Reed slings the ball from a low arm slot, and might find more velocity if he raises his arm angle. His slider also has added power, though it lacks consistency. He has committed to Kentucky.
12 763 Florida Marlins Sean Donatello RHP Connecticut-Avery Point JC Conn.
13 764 Los Angeles Dodgers Travis Burnside OF Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC S.C.
The state's best junior college prospect is outfielder Travis Burnside at Spartanburg Methodist JC, who was drafted out of high school in 2009 by the Dodgers. Burnside is a plus runner and defender who hit .335 this season with eight home runs.
14 765 Los Angeles Angels Josh Alvarado RHP Phoenix (No school) Ariz.
15 766 Oakland Athletics Chad Oberacker OF Tennessee Tech Tenn.
16 767 Detroit Tigers Mitch Mormann RHP Wichita State Kan.
17 768 Colorado Rockies Patrick Johnson RHP North Carolina N.C.
Johnson is an interesting case. He ranked No. 173 on BA's predraft Top 200 Prospects as a high schooler in 2007, and his scouting report reads almost exactly as it did four years ago. He battles in every start and has been masterful as the Heels' Friday starter this season, going 11-1, 2.56 heading into regionals, with 102 strikeouts and 28 walks in 91 innings. He is a savvy pitcher with a quick arm, but his stuff hasn't gotten any harder in college. His fastball sits 88-90 mph, touching 92, and he shows good feel for a curveball and changeup, but none of his pitches is overpowering.
18 769 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Arce 1B Tampa (no school) Fla. $100,000
19 770 St. Louis Cardinals Todd McInnis RHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
Todd McInnis has been the team's ace for three seasons and a member of the rotation for almost five, having received a redshirt after five 2007 starts. He is what he is: a 6-foot-1, 160-pounder who has durability questions and lacks a plus pitch. He commands his fringy fastball and has a good feel for his solid-average curveball.
20 771 Chicago White Sox Chris Devenski RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
So does Devenski, a converted shortstop who transferred from Golden West JC. He fell out of favor early in the year before coming on again a bit in the second half, though he had a 4.98 ERA in 22 innings through 15 appearances on the spring. Devenski ran his fastball up to 94 mph in the fall, but he's been more 90-92 and straight this spring, and there were outings when he worked in the high 80s. His slider and changeup are serviceable.
21 772 Boston Red Sox Taylor Ard 1B Washington State Wash.
Ard has a long track record of mashing with wood, first at Mount Hood (Ore.) CC, then in the West Coast League two summers ago. Last summer, Ard was solid for Brewster in the Cape Cod League and he'll return there this summer if he doesn't sign right away. He has tremendous strength at the plate and has a knack for squaring balls up and not striking out a lot. On the downside, he's a righthanded hitter who is limited to first base. He's a well below-average runner who will need to watch his body so that his 6-foot-1, 228-pound frame doesn't get too soft.
22 773 San Diego Padres Paul Karmas 1B St. John's N.Y.
23 774 Texas Rangers Jordan Remer LHP San Francisco Calif.
24 775 Cincinnati Reds Justice French RHP Mercer Ga.
Justice French, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound sinkerballer with a decent slider and changeup, should be picked. French had by far his best season in 2011, allowing only one home run in 80 innings.
25 776 Atlanta Braves Will Skinner OF Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
26 777 San Francisco Giants Demondre Arnold RHP Middle Georgia JC Ga.
Matt Taylor's teammate DeMondre Arnold, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder who was a 37th-round pick of the Rays last season, also has a chance to be drafted. Arnold concentrated on pitching as a freshman this year and threw in the low 90s, though he's quite raw and wasn't able to earn a consistent roster spot for his juco team.
27 778 Minnesota Twins Adam Pettersen SS Minnesota Minn.
28 779 New York Yankees Adam Smith RHP Texas A&M Texas $157,500
Smith looks the part of a big league third baseman with his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, raw righthanded power and arm strength. But he just hasn't hit consistently, batting .267 during his first two years and slumping to .209 this spring after missing the start of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. If he doesn't figure out how to make more consistent contact, he eventually could wind up on the mound in pro ball.
29 780 Tampa Bay Rays Brooks Belter RHP Occidental (Calif.) Calif.
30 781 Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Duke RHP Oklahoma Okla.