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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 872 Pittsburgh Pirates Kirk Singer SS Long Beach State Calif.
Shortstop Kirk Singer (.217/.302/.274) needs to get stronger to become a passable hitter, but scouts are intrigued by his above-average arm and good actions at shortstop.
2 873 Seattle Mariners Keone Kela RHP Chief Sealth HS, Seattle Wash.
3 874 Arizona Diamondbacks Carter Bell 3B Oregon State Ore.
4 875 Baltimore Orioles Cameron Edman C Gonzaga Wash.
5 876 Kansas City Royals Jake Junis RHP Rock Falls (Ill.) HS Ill. $675,000
Righthander Jake Junis might go in the top 10 rounds if he were signable in that range, but it may take early-round money to lure him away from North Carolina State. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has more athleticism, feel and aptitude for spinning a breaking ball than Nick Burdi. Junis usually pitches at 88-91 mph, shows the potential for a plus curveball and has a developing changeup. He has the body and easy delivery to remain a starter. He could stand to rein in his cockiness. Junis also shows promising power potential as a third baseman and may play both ways for the Wolfpack. He's also a star basketball player who averaged 19 points and six rebounds a game as a senior.
6 877 Washington Nationals Sean Cotten C Tusculum (Tenn.) Tenn.
Cotten signed for a $1,000 bonus on June 10, but the contract was later voided.
7 878 Cleveland Indians Jared Ruxer RHP Lawrence Central HS, Indianapolis Ind.
Jared Ruxer is a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder with a better body, delivery and makeup. Ruxer has good life on an 88-91 mph fastball that tops out at 93. He also has a hard curveball but doesn't command it as well as his heater. He could be tough to sign away from Louisville.
8 879 Chicago Cubs Drew Weeks 3B Clay HS, Green Cove Springs, Fla. Fla.
9 880 Houston Astros Wallace Gonzalez OF Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. Calif. $120,000
10 881 Milwaukee Brewers David Lucroy RHP Umatila (Fla.) HS Fla.
11 882 New York Mets Josh Ake SS Hunterdon Central HS, Flemington, N.J. N.J.
12 883 Florida Marlins Matt Neil RHP Brigham Young Utah
Righthander Matthew Neil also attracted attention for the Cougars. He has a big frame at 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds and ran his fastball up to 92 mph with a slider and occasional changeup. He's old for a senior after serving a two-year Mormon mission to New York. Neil has experience as a starter, but will likely get his chance as a reliever at the next level.
13 884 Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Robinson RHP Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
14 885 Los Angeles Angels Greg Larson RHP Florida Fla.
15 886 Oakland Athletics Nate Eppley RHP Rider N.J.
16 887 Detroit Tigers Montreal Robertson RHP Coahoma (Miss.) CC Miss.
17 888 Colorado Rockies Matt Dermody LHP Iowa Iowa
The state's top four-year college prospect is Matt Dermody, a draft-eligible sophomore. He's a 6-foot-5, 200-pound lefthander with an 88-90 mph fastball that peaks at 93, but he has a hitch in his funky delivery that reduces his projectability. His curveball, changeup and command are all decent.
18 889 Toronto Blue Jays Taylor Cole RHP Brigham Young Utah
Brigham Young righthander Taylor Cole was rated the No. 79 in the country heading into the 2007 draft, as a senior at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas. He slipped to the 26th round and headed to JC of Southern Nevada, where he fell even further to the 31st round in 2008. Cole then spent 2009 and 2010 on a Mormon mission in Toronto. He returned and pitched well this year, sitting in the 90-92 mph range early and touching 94. He mixed in a slider and changeup. He tired down the stretch, with his fastball dipping down to the mid-80s at times, which isn't shocking from a player who took two years off. While Cole is athletic, he doesn't have a workhorse frame at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds. He could go off the board as high as the fifth round to a team that saw him good this year and remembers him touching 96 mph out of high school.
19 890 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Matulis LHP Central Florida Fla.
20 891 Chicago White Sox Dustin Hayes OF Langley, B.C. (No school) British Columbia
21 892 Boston Red Sox Matt Spalding RHP St. Xavier HS, Louisville Ky. $275,000
Righthander Matt Spalding's fastball sits at 91-93 mph and peaks at 95, and he has held his velocity deep into games and throughout the spring. He has significant effort and a head whack in his delivery and there's not much projection in his 6-foot, 180-pound frame. His slider lacks consistent bite, and he faces a future as a reliever in pro ball. He's a good athlete who'll get the chance to be a two-way player if he attends Western Kentucky.
22 893 San Diego Padres Vimeal Machin C Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R.
23 894 Texas Rangers Nick Sawyer RHP Howard (Texas) JC Texas
Sawyer is just 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, but he has a lightning-quick arm that produces 94-96 mph fastballs. He has committed to Oklahoma for his sophomore season.
24 895 Cincinnati Reds Dariel Delgado RHP Miami (No school) Fla.
25 896 Atlanta Braves Chad Comer C Texas-Arlington Texas
26 897 San Francisco Giants Eldred Barnett OF Grambling State La.
27 898 Minnesota Twins Derek Thompson LHP Teutopolis (Ill.) HS Ill.
28 899 New York Yankees Scot Hoffman RHP Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz. Ariz.
29 900 Tampa Bay Rays Jonathan Koscso 2B South Florida Fla.
30 901 Philadelphia Phillies Paul Cusick RHP Pennsylvania Pa.