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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1142 Pittsburgh Pirates D.J. Crumlich SS UC Irvine Calif.
Crumlich is a surehanded, steady defender with just enough arm strength for shortstop, but he lacks the range to stick there at the upper levels of pro ball. He's a below-average to fringe-average runner with feel for hitting and good all-around instincts. Scouts don't envision him becoming a big league-caliber hitter. With no carrying tool, Crumlich figures to be a nice senior sign next year.
2 1143 Seattle Mariners Alex Sunderland RHP Claremont McKenna (Calif.) Calif.
3 1144 Arizona Diamondbacks Kerry Jenkins OF San Jose State Calif.
4 1145 Baltimore Orioles Jerome Pena 2B Texas Christian Texas
5 1146 Kansas City Royals Andrew Durden RHP Nova Southeastern (Fla.) Fla.
Nova Southeastern has a late sleeper in outfielder Andrew Durden, whom scouts know well from stints at Florida State (last year) and Indian River JC. At 5-foot-11, 211 pounds, Durden was a two-way player in juco and just pitched at Florida State, then came to Division II Nova to hit. He has tools, with present strength and solid power as he smashed 16 home runs and slugged .721. His inexperience as a full-time hitter showed, with 57 strikeouts in 197 at-bats. Durden has excellent bat speed, an above-average arm and above-average speed, and he switch-hits. The intriguing raw package should get him drafted in the first dozen rounds.
6 1147 Washington Nationals Brett Mooneyham LHP Stanford Calif.
Lefthander Brett Mooneyham has been an enigma to scouts, showing great stuff as well as a lack of control and general inconsistency. With Team USA last summer, he pitched at 86-88 mph, not the low to mid-90s he had shown in the past. He did not pitch at all this year after he needed surgery to repair a cut middle finger on his pitching hand.
7 1148 Cleveland Indians Yhoxian Medina SS Southeastern (Iowa) CC Iowa
8 1149 Chicago Cubs Casey Lucchese RHP College of Charleston S.C.
College of Charleston's Casey Lucchese profiles as a reliever and should be a decent senior sign. Lucchese uses a sinker/slider combination, both of which grade as average, as his fastball reaches 92 mph consistently. He's had control issues over the course of his career but had a better senior season, emerging as the Cougars' closer.

Lucchese signed for a $1,000 bonus on June 14, but the contract was later voided.
9 1150 Houston Astros Brad Propst RHP Oklahoma State Okla.
10 1151 Milwaukee Brewers Chad Pierce RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wis.
11 1152 New York Mets Dustin Emmons RHP UC Riverside Calif.
12 1153 Florida Marlins Joe Ceja RHP Marquette HS, Ottawa, Ill. Ill.
Two of Illinois' top prep pitchers, Marquette Academy (Ottawa) righthander Joe Ceja and Breese Central HS lefty Bryant Holtmann, went down with elbow problems. A Louisville recruit, Ceja touched 93 mph last summer before having a bone spur removed in January.
13 1154 Los Angeles Dodgers Devin Shines OF Oklahoma State Okla.
14 1155 Los Angeles Angels Frank DeJiulio RHP Tampa Fla.
15 1156 Oakland Athletics Alex Blandino SS St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. Calif.
St. Francis High is loaded with talent, with two players in the Top 200 in Tyler Goeddel and Richard Prigatano. Yet shortstop Alex Blandino may be the best pure hitter of the bunch. He has a fundamentally sound, compact swing that produces a lot of line drives. He's not the same kind of prospect as his teammates, though, because he is undersized at 6 feet and 180 pounds, is a below-average runner and hits from the right side of the plate. He may wind up at second base, but has the actions to stay at shortstop and definitely the arm strength, as he's been clocked up to 89 mph off the mound. He's considered a tough sign away from his Stanford commitment, and three years of maturity and development could boost his draft stock.
16 1157 Detroit Tigers Blaise Salter C St. Mary's Prep, Orchard Lake Village, Mich. Mich.
17 1158 Colorado Rockies Boo Vazquez OF Cardinal Mooney HS, Youngstown, Ohio Ohio
18 1159 Toronto Blue Jays Nico Taylor OF Northwood (Texas) Texas
19 1160 St. Louis Cardinals Jeremy Patton 3B Florida International Fla.
20 1161 Chicago White Sox Keegan Linza RHP Liberty Va.
21 1162 Boston Red Sox Tyler Poole RHP Hickory (N.C.) HS N.C.
22 1163 San Diego Padres Pat Connaughton RHP St. John's Prep, Danvers, Mass. Mass.
Connaughton starred as a basketball player during his career at St. John's Prep, averaging nearly 22 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists per game, but he might have a brighter future in baseball. At 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds, it isn't surprising Connaughton had success on the hardwood, but those same dimensions make him projectable on the mound, as he's physical and athletic. He has committed to Notre Dame, where he would play both sports, similar to Yankees' 2007 first-round pick Andrew Brackman, who played basketball for two years at North Carolina State. If Connaughton concentrates on baseball, his potential is significant. He shows easy velocity, sitting anywhere from 87-94 mph with his fastball that has good run and sink. He throws both a curveball and a slider, the latter showing more promise, along with a changeup that flashes plus. His secondary stuff and command need refinement because he hasn't fully dedicated himself to baseball and hasn't pitched many innings. Connaughton's arm action is deep in the back, but he has good hand speed and the ball comes out well in front on release. Connaughton is regarded as a difficult sign, but he is a top-six rounds talent with a chance to land a big bonus.
23 1164 Texas Rangers Tucker Donahue RHP Stetson Fla.
Reliever Tucker Donahue, who also had made eight starts, ranked second at Stetson in innings and was the Hatters' moment-of-truth reliever. He has excellent life on his sinking fastball, which sits 91-92 and touches 94 mph. His slider is fringy and his changeup is below-average, and for the most part he pitches off his sinker.
24 1165 Cincinnati Reds Dan Bowman OF Coastal Carolina S.C.
25 1166 Atlanta Braves Nate Williams RHP Valley Center (Kan.) HS Kan.
26 1167 San Francisco Giants Bryan Nicholson 1B Concordia (Calif.) Calif.
27 1168 Minnesota Twins Alex Keudell RHP Oregon Ore.
28 1169 New York Yankees Joey Maher RHP Bedford (N.H) HS N.H. $300,000
Righthander Joey Maher has a similar frame but isn't quite as physical as Jordan Cote. Maher, 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds, offers an interesting projection package too, though his velocity hasn't taken a jump in the last few years. His fastball ranges from the mid- to upper 80s with good sink, and he reminds one talent evaluator of Derek Lowe. Maher's secondary stuff is developing. He figures to be a late-round selection and summer follow before a team decides whether to buy him out of his Northeastern commitment.
29 1170 Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Choate C Southern Arkansas Ark.
30 1171 Philadelphia Phillies Brett Maggard LHP Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla. Fla.