Round

Players signed indicated in Bold

Next
Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 992 Pittsburgh Pirates Chris Lashmet 3B Northwestern Ill.
2 993 Seattle Mariners Jeremy Dobbs LHP Austin Peay State Tenn.
Dobbs, drafted out of high school by the Orioles, has more arm strength, regularly pitching with average velocity and touching 92. He locates his slider better than he has in the past and has a useful changeup as well.
3 994 Arizona Diamondbacks Anthony Banda LHP Sinton (Texas) HS Texas
4 995 Baltimore Orioles Sander Beck RHP Maryland Md.
5 996 Kansas City Royals Abel Gonzales LHP Rice Texas
6 997 Washington Nationals Trey Karlen 2B Tennessee-Martin Tenn.
7 998 Cleveland Indians Jack Wagoner RHP Florida Gulf Coast Fla.
8 999 Chicago Cubs Sheldon McDonald LHP British Columbia British Columbia
9 1000 Houston Astros Dominique Taylor OF Salt Lake CC Utah
Taylor shows top-of-the-scale speed at times and has power potential, but he is a little raw as a pro prospect. His swing needs refinement and he has fringy arm strength.
10 1001 Milwaukee Brewers Steven Okert LHP Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas
11 1002 New York Mets Tyson Seng RHP Oklahoma Okla.
12 1003 Florida Marlins James Nygren RHP Oregon State Ore.
Oregon State also has a senior sign in righthander James Nygren, who was decidedly mediocre in his first three years with the Beavers but was having a solid season at 8-3, 3.18. Nygren can run his fastball up to 94 mph, but he's most effective when he's 88-91 and goes with movement over pure velocity. He attacks the bottom half of the strike zone and produces a lot of ground balls. He throws three pitches for strikes, including a slider that pairs nicely with his sinking fastball and a changeup. He smoothed out his delivery some and worked hard this season to improve his tempo and get into a better rhythm on the mound.
13 1004 Los Angeles Dodgers Malcolm Holland 2B Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz. $150,000
14 1005 Los Angeles Angels Erik Forgione SS West HS, Chehalis, Wash. Wash.
West High has two more UW commits--it's a banner class for the Huskies--in third baseman Robert Pehl and shortstop Erik Forgione. Forgione has a lean, 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. He's a below-average runner but moves well at shortstop and has a chance to start there for the Huskies next year. He is learning to switch-hit but is light with the bat and needs to add strength.
15 1006 Oakland Athletics Austin Booker 2B California Calif.
16 1007 Detroit Tigers Dan Kickham RHP Missouri State Mo.
If Mike Kickham hadn't signed with the Giants for $410,000 as a sixth-rounder last summer, he would have teamed with his twin brother at Missouri State this spring. A 6-foot-4, 205-pound righthander, Dan Kickham is a mirror image of his brother, who's a similarly sized lefty. Dan saved 13 games to help Crowder (Mo.) CC reach the 2010 Junior College World Series, then turned down the Rockeis as a 37th-round pick and matched that total in his first season with the Bears. His best pitch is a low-80s slider that he sets up with an 88-91 mph fastball. He has toned down his delivery compared to a year ago, but there's still some effort and recoil.
17 1008 Colorado Rockies Jaron Shepherd OF Mississippi State Miss.
18 1009 Toronto Blue Jays Kramer Champlin RHP Arizona State Ariz.
19 1010 St. Louis Cardinals Heath Wyatt RHP Southeastern Oklahoma State Okla.
20 1011 Chicago White Sox Bryce Mosier C Valhalla HS, El Cajon, Calif. Calif.
Bryce Mosier, a physical catcher with a slightly above-average arm and solid receiving skills. Mosier impressed scouts at the Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star Game in November, earning MVP honors with a two-run triple. He has some feel for the barrel and power potential, and he could sneak into the back of the top 10 rounds.
21 1012 Boston Red Sox David Chester 1B Pittsburgh Pa.
Scouts may find power in the bats of Jordan Steranka, Kevan Smith and David Chester. Chester doesn't have a great body, but has big power, leading the Panthers with 14 home runs.
22 1013 San Diego Padres James Jones RHP Louisiana-Monroe La.
23 1014 Texas Rangers Jonathan Taylor OF Georgia Ga.
24 1015 Cincinnati Reds Steve Selsky OF Arizona Ariz.
25 1016 Atlanta Braves Nick Popescu 3B Texas Tech Texas
26 1017 San Francisco Giants Brock Bennett C Alabama Ala.
27 1018 Minnesota Twins Stephen Wickens SS Florida Gulf Coast Fla.
28 1019 New York Yankees Spencer O'Neil OF Southridge HS, Kennewick, Wash. Wash.
29 1020 Tampa Bay Rays Dan Bream RHP Southern Arkansas Ark.
30 1021 Philadelphia Phillies Brock Stassi OF Nevada Nev.
Nevada first baseman Brock Stassi's brother Max is a catcher in the Athletics system. Brock, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior, played both ways for the Wolf Pack, and will likely go out late as a position player with the fallback of going to the mound if hitting doesn't work out.