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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 782 Pittsburgh Pirates Nick Flair SS Belle Chasse (La.) HS La.
2 783 Seattle Mariners Kenny Straus 3B Georgia Perimeter JC Ga.
3 784 Arizona Diamondbacks Austin Platt RHP Bradenton, Fla. (No school) Fla.
4 785 Baltimore Orioles Zach Davies RHP Mesquite HS, Gilbert, Ariz. Ariz. $575,000
Another Arizona State commit is righthander Zach Davies, who got multiple Mike Leake comparisons from scouts and college recruiters. Like Leake, Davies has a medium build at 6 feet and 165 pounds and shows good athleticism. When he's not pitching, he plays shortstop. Davies doesn't have huge stuff but knows how to pitch and has four pitches that should be at least average: fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. He doesn't have Leake's fastball movement, but the similarities with his athleticism and feel for pitching are obvious.
5 786 Kansas City Royals Joseph Moorefield LHP Clemson S.C.
6 787 Washington Nationals Shawn Pleffner OF Tampa Fla.
7 788 Cleveland Indians Austin Diemer OF Rocklin (Calif.) HS Calif.
8 789 Chicago Cubs Michael Jensen RHP Hartnell (Calif.) JC Calif. $225,000
Jensen, who stands 6 feet and 190 pounds, has a live arm, capable of touching 94 mph with a good curveball.
9 790 Houston Astros Jared Fisher RHP Newport HS, Bellevue, Wash. Wash.
10 791 Milwaukee Brewers Josh Smith LHP Wichita State Kan.
11 792 New York Mets Casey Hauptman RHP Nebraska Neb.
12 793 Florida Marlins Ryan Goetz 3B UC Riverside Calif.
13 794 Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Cabrera RHP Central Methodist (Mo.) Mo.
14 795 Los Angeles Angels John Gianis OF North Carolina State N.C.
15 796 Oakland Athletics Sam Roberts RHP Virginia Military Institute Va.
16 797 Detroit Tigers Colin Kaline 2B Florida Southern Fla.
17 798 Colorado Rockies Mike Wolford RHP UC Riverside Calif.
18 799 Toronto Blue Jays Justin Atkinson SS North Surrey (B.C.) SS British Columbia $100,000
Shortstop Justin Atkinson has a profile similar to that of Carter Bell, who played for the junior national team a few years ago and is now at Oregon State. Atkinson shows plenty of arm strength at shortstop and makes all the plays with sure hands and good footwork, but he's a little slow-footed and doesn't have enough range to stay there at the professional level. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Atkinson has strength, but scouts have to project on his power and he may not have enough pop for third base. Atkinson is committed to Central Arizona JC.
19 800 St. Louis Cardinals Brett Graves RHP Howell HS, St. Charles, Mo. Mo.
Brett Graves' size and commitment to Missouri may preclude him from being an early-round pick, but the 6-foot-1, 180-pound righthander might have the best arm in the state. He's a quality athlete who drew college football interest as a quarterback and doubled as a shortstop on Francis Howell's state Class 4 championship team. He has a quick arm that arm that delivers fastballs up to 94 mph, and he can spin a hard curveball. His fastball doesn't have much downward plane, but he has good feel for the strike zone.
20 801 Chicago White Sox Grant Buckner 3B West Virginia W.Va.
21 802 Boston Red Sox Cody Dill RHP Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Calif.
22 803 San Diego Padres Roberto Suppa RHP St. Thomas Aquinas SS, West London, Ont. Ontario
Righthander Roberto Suppa has good size at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. He shows heavy sink with his 90-91 mph fastball, but will be tough to pry away from his commitment to Cornell.
23 804 Texas Rangers Ryan Bores RHP Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC Ohio
24 805 Cincinnati Reds Juan Perez 2B JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
25 806 Atlanta Braves Kirk Walker SS Oklahoma City Okla.
26 807 San Francisco Giants Joe Biagini RHP UC Davis Calif. $175,000
27 808 Minnesota Twins Trent Higginbotham RHP Clay-Chalkville HS, Trussville, Ala. Ala. $195,000
Higginbotham impressed the Twins as they followed his progress this summer, showing a fastball that sat in the 87-91 mph range and got as high as 94. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound righthander showed a lot of moxie, battling through seven innings in one outing where the temperature was 107 degrees. Higginbotham has present stuff with his four-pitch mix, but also has projection remaining, thanks to a slender frame and a loose arm action. Right now, his curveball is ahead of his slider and he also mixes in a changeup that is a work in progress.
28 809 New York Yankees Jordan Foley RHP The Colony (Texas) HS Texas
29 810 Tampa Bay Rays Raymond Church 2B Florida Atlantic Fla.
30 811 Philadelphia Phillies Michael Rocha RHP Oklahoma Okla.