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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1172 Pittsburgh Pirates Rand Ravnaas OF Georgetown D.C.
2 1173 Seattle Mariners Chris Andreas OF Sam Houston State Texas
3 1174 Arizona Diamondbacks Chris Ellison OF Oklahoma Okla.
4 1175 Baltimore Orioles Pat Cantwell C Stony Brook N.Y.
5 1176 Kansas City Royals Garrett Mattlage SS West HS, Stinnett, Texas Texas
6 1177 Washington Nationals Peter Verdin OF Georgia Ga.
7 1178 Cleveland Indians John Barr OF Virginia Va.
8 1179 Chicago Cubs Ricky Jacquez RHP Franklin HS, El Paso Texas
Inch for inch, Jacquez is the hardest thrower in the 2011 draft. Though he's just 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Jacquez is a gifted athlete with a quick arm capable of producing 92-94 mph fastballs and touching 97. He also has a hammer curveball, and the combination allowed him to post a 20-strikeout game in March. A dual citizen who grew up playing Little League baseball in Mexico, Jacquez also has proven himself against better competition with Team USA. He was part of the 16-and-under team that took the gold medal at the 2009 World Youth Championship, winning two starts as a pitcher and also playing regularly at first base. There's effort in his delivery, but it's not excessive. He could stand to add life to his fastball and pitch down in the strike zone more often. As intriguing as Jacquez's arm is, he may be difficult to sign away from his commitment to Texas. The Longhorns recruited him primarily as a pitcher but also could give him some playing time in the middle infield.
9 1180 Houston Astros David Haerle RHP JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
10 1181 Milwaukee Brewers Elliott Glynn LHP Connecticut Conn.
Lefty Elliott Glynn has been in UConn's weekend rotation since his freshman year, and he spent his first two seasons as a two-way player before concentrating on pitching full-time. He was drafted in the 46th round out of high school in Long Beach in 2007, and in the 49th round last year. He doesn't show as much velocity as Nappo, sitting at 86-88 mph with good sink, and he throws two breaking balls. Glynn has a 6-foot-1, 175-pound build and relies on his feel for pitching.
11 1182 New York Mets Charley Thurber OF Tennessee Tenn.
12 1183 Florida Marlins Travis Huber RHP JC of Southern Idaho Idaho
Huber was a 47th-round draft pick by the Marlins last year, when he was sitting 91-93 mph out of the bullpen. He moved into the rotation this year and was down to 88-90, but he can spin a tight curveball and has a hard slider he uses as an out pitch. He'll likely return to the bullpen as a pro. If he doesn't sign, he is committed to Nebraska.
13 1184 Los Angeles Dodgers Jordan Kipper RHP Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
14 1185 Los Angeles Angels Chris Giovinazzo OF UCLA Calif.
15 1186 Oakland Athletics Shane Boras 2B Southern California Calif.
16 1187 Detroit Tigers Cole Brocker RHP Sacramento CC Calif.
Sac City doesn't get many players from Wisconsin, but that's where righander Cole Brocker grew up. He pitched through arm soreness this year, and when he's at his best he has a 91-94 mph fastball and a slider that gets a lot of swings and misses. He fits in the 10th-15th round on talent, but has been adamant about going to a four-year school in the fall, so he'll likely end up at Oregon State.
17 1188 Colorado Rockies Chase Williams RHP Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS Okla.
18 1189 Toronto Blue Jays Chris Cox RHP Canisus N.Y.
19 1190 St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Melling LHP Miami (Ohio) Ohio
20 1191 Chicago White Sox Javier Reynoso LHP Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS, Tampa Fla.
21 1192 Boston Red Sox Corey Vogt RHP Keene State (N.H.) N.H.
22 1193 San Diego Padres Josh Pond RHP Cal State San Bernardino Calif.
23 1194 Texas Rangers Trumon Jefferson OF Decatur (Ga.) HS Ga.
24 1195 Cincinnati Reds Justin Amlung RHP Louisville Ky.
Righthander Justin Amlung originally attended Louisville on an academic scholarship and didn't get an opportunity to make the team as a walk-on until the Cardinals lost prized recruit Jake Odorizzi as a 2008 sandwich pick to the Brewers. After redshirting in 2009, Amlung blossomed into Louisville's top starter. He's not physical at 6 feet and 174 pounds, and he doesn't have overwhelming stuff, yet he gets outs and misses bats. A catcher in high school, he succeeds by commanding an 89-91 mph sinker that touches 93, as well as a short slider. His signability as a draft-eligible sophomore remains to be seen.
25 1196 Atlanta Braves Daniel Arellano OF Centennial HS, Corona, Calif. Calif.
26 1197 San Francisco Giants Ryan Holland LHP Memphis Tenn.
27 1198 Minnesota Twins Rocky McCord RHP Spanish Fort (Ala.) HS Ala.
Righthander Rocky McCord emerged as the second-best pitcher in the state behind Clay Holmes, after Chris Ellis was injured this spring. McCord could be headed to college and could jump right into Auburn's weekend rotation. He's a winner, pitching atop Spanish Fort High's rotation the last two seasons and leading the team to back-to-back 5-A state championships, earning 10 wins this spring. His wiry build and quick arm produce a fastball with average velocity and above-average life, especially down in the zone. His changeup has similar life and has above-average potential. His slider was below-average early, then showed improvement, enough for scouts to see him as a three-pitch guy. None of his pitches is above-average, though, and some scouts aren't sure he'll have the durability to start long-term. He has deep ties to Auburn and will be a tough sign.
28 1199 New York Yankees Taylor Guilbeau LHP Zachary (La.) HS La.
29 1200 Tampa Bay Rays T.J. Geith LHP Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
30 1201 Philadelphia Phillies Tim Ponto RHP Roberts HS, Pottstown, Pa. Pa.