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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 812 Pittsburgh Pirates Ryan Hornback C San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
2 813 Seattle Mariners David Colvin RHP Pomona Pitzer (Calif.) Calif.
Southern California's best Division III prospect is Pomona-Pitzer senior righty David Colvin, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder who pitched for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League last summer. Colvin pitches with a fringe-average 88-91 mph fastball, a passable slider and a changeup that's his best pitch. Colvin will be an organizational player with a middle relief ceiling.
3 814 Arizona Diamondbacks Wyatt Strahan RHP Villa Park (Calif.) HS Calif.
USC recruit Wyatt Strahan is cut from the same cloth: He commands the zone with an 88-91 fastball and solid secondary stuff, including a changeup that has a chance to be plus.
4 815 Baltimore Orioles Chris Oliver RHP Shiloh Christian HS, Springdale, Ark. Ark.
5 816 Kansas City Royals Lee Clubb OF Iowa Park (Texas) HS Texas
6 817 Washington Nationals Bobby Lucas RHP George Washington D.C.
7 818 Cleveland Indians Evan Frazar SS Galveston (Texas) JC Texas
8 819 Chicago Cubs Taiwan Easterling OF Florida State Fla. $150,000
9 820 Houston Astros Alex Todd SS Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
10 821 Milwaukee Brewers Chad Thompson RHP Orange Coast (Calif.) CC Calif.
Orange Coast CC righthander Chad Thompson was a Top 200 prospect and a 17th-round pick out of high school in 2009. He missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and his velocity has been up and down this spring. Early in games, Thompson has flashed 90-93 mph heat and even topped out at 95, though even then he tended to get hit around. Other times he pitches at 84-87 or 87-90 mph. He clearly has arm strength and a huge 6-foot-8, 210-pound frame, but his delivery and arm action aren't pretty and he struggles with his control and command. He also throws a slow curveball and a slider that both rate as well below-average.
11 822 New York Mets Randy Fontanez RHP South Florida Fla.
12 823 Florida Marlins Frankie Reed LHP Cal Poly Calif.
13 824 Los Angeles Dodgers Taylor Garrison RHP Fresno State Calif.
14 825 Los Angeles Angels Brian Hernandez 3B UC Irvine Calif.
Scouts heap praise on the UC Irvine coaching staff to get the most out of its players, and the Anteaters are loaded with quality college players who project as organizational players in pro ball: third baseman/righthander Brian Hernandez, outfielders Drew Hillman and Sean Madigan and catcher Ronnie Shaeffer.
15 826 Oakland Athletics Derek Self RHP Louisville Ky.
16 827 Detroit Tigers Scott Matyas RHP Minnesota Minn.
17 828 Colorado Rockies Matt Argyropoulos 3B Washington State Wash.
18 829 Toronto Blue Jays Derrick Loveless OF Solon (Iowa) HS Iowa $125,000
19 830 St. Louis Cardinals Gary Apelian OF Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif.
20 831 Chicago White Sox Jake Cose RHP San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) JC Calif.
21 832 Boston Red Sox Alex Massey RHP Catholic HS, Baton Rouge La.
22 833 San Diego Padres Arby Fields OF Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif.
23 834 Texas Rangers Kyle Devore RHP Sacramento CC Calif.
24 835 Cincinnati Reds Taylor Wrenn 2B Tampa Fla.
25 836 Atlanta Braves Charlie Robertson RHP Fresno State Calif.
26 837 San Francisco Giants Jack Snodgrass LHP Austin Peay State Tenn.
In regional play, Snodgrass dominated Georgia Tech for seven innings to improve his stock. He works off a mid- to upper-80s two-seam fastball and has built up arm strength all year, recovering from labrum surgery in 2010. His changeup is his best secondary pitch.
27 838 Minnesota Twins Chris Mazza RHP Menlo (Calif.) Calif.
28 839 New York Yankees Chaz Hebert LHP Breaux Bridge (La.) HS La. $148,000
Hebert, signed to Louisiana-Lafayette, has a pro body at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and improved his velocity this spring, bumping his fastball up to 92 mph. His slow curveball is well below-average, lacking velocity and at times resembling an eephus pitch. A bit more breaking ball would make Hebert the best draft out of this group.
29 840 Tampa Bay Rays Luke Irvine RHP Northwestern State La.
30 841 Philadelphia Phillies Braden Shull LHP Mount Pleasant (Iowa) HS Iowa $137,500
Iowa's best high school prospect is lefthander Braden Shull, a late bloomer who started touching 90-91 mph with his fastball this spring. Extremely projectable at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, he has a lot of work to do with his secondary pitches. He has committed to Kansas State.