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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 122 Pittsburgh Pirates Colten Brewer RHP Canton (Texas) HS Texas $240,000
Righthander Colten Brewer made a late push up draft boards. He usually works at 87-91 mph and touches 93 with his sinker, and he should add velocity as he fills out his 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame. Committed to Weatherford (Texas) JC, Brewer is a one-pitch guy at the moment who would have been a perfect draft-and-follow if that rule still existed.
2 123 Seattle Mariners John Hicks C Virginia Va. $240,000
Hicks could provide a lot of value if he can stay behind the plate. He has shown improvement defensively, though his arm is average and the receiving skills are fringy. He is a good athlete with a live body, and teams may think that will allow him to continue to develop as a catcher. Hicks has some power, but he's more likely to work the gaps while teammate Steven Proscia has more loft. Hicks has shown good plate discipline this season, though his swing can get long at times. If a team buys into him as a catcher, he could go higher than Proscia; he doesn't profile nearly as well as a first baseman or corner outfielder.
3 124 Arizona Diamondbacks Evan Marshall RHP Kansas State Kan. $232,500
The state of Kansas could have as many as seven college pitchers taken in the first 10 rounds, and Marshall has become the top righthanded prospect in the group after excelling as a set-up man this spring. He began last season in Kansas State's rotation, but his stuff has played up significantly this year when he has come out of the bullpen. After pitching in the high 80s as a starter, he has worked at 93-94 mph while teaming with James Allen to give the Wildcats the best bullpen tandem in the Big 12 Conference. His hard slider gives him a second plus pitch, and his lack of a reliable changeup isn't a handicap as a reliever. Marshall isn't big at 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds, and he throws with some effort, often flying open in his delivery. He still throws strikes, and he has a loose, resilient arm that has allowed him to top out at 96 mph even when used on consecutive days. He profiles more as a set-up man than a closer but should get to the majors quickly.
4 125 Baltimore Orioles Kyle Simon RHP Arizona Ariz. $231,300
While he's a lot bigger than Oregon State's Sam Gaviglio at 6-foot-5 and 219 pounds, Simon has similar stuff, as a righthander with a lot of sink on his fastball and a good feel for pitching. Simon peaks at 93 mph, though he usually works between 86-89. He doesn't have a put-away pitch as Gaviglio does, and it shows up when comparing their strikeout totals. Simon's secondary offerings consist of a cutter at 84-87 mph and a changeup. Simon is big and sturdy with a lot of deception in his delivery. He could go to the bullpen and show more of those 93s, or he could stay in the rotation and get a bunch of groundouts as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
5 126 Kansas City Royals Kyle Smith RHP Santaluces HS, Lantana, Fla. Fla. $695,000
Smith emerged as a scouts' favorite in South Florida when he was the top performer in the area this spring as a power pitcher and solid hitter. His future will be on the mound, whether in pro ball or in college at Florida. Smith was a showcase regular the last two years and showed average fastball velocity from a quick-armed, small-framed body. He has pushed that heater up to 95 mph at times this spring, though it still sits 88-92. He has good feel for spinning a breaking ball and has depth and some power on the curveball, which at times gets slurvy. Smith could be a tough sell to crosscheckers because of his size--he's listed at 6 feet, 180 pounds--but he does other things to endear him to evaluators. He keeps a quick, aggressive tempo, pitches with swagger, competes hard and has excellent baseball instincts. He's athletic and repeats his compact delivery. Some scouts point to Smith's family and expect him to get more physical. He could go out in the first three rounds.
6 127 Washington Nationals Kylin Turnbull LHP Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC Calif. $325,000
Turnbull showed up at Santa Barbara as a raw Oregonian and redshirted in 2009. The White Sox drafted him in the 30th round last year, and he took a leap forward in 2011, going 5-2, 2.47 with 92 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings and generating third- to fifth-round buzz. He faded a bit down the stretch, whether due to either fatigue or pressure. Lean and loose at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Turnbull does a good job working downhill with his fastball and maintaining his arm slot. He typically works in the 88-91 mph range but has touched 93-94 this spring. His command was poor in his final outing during the state playoffs, and he settled into the 87-88 mph range after topping out at 91 early. He flashes an average split-finger at 80-84 mph and a fringy slider. Sometimes he'll throw it harder and it can be an out pitch that flashes plus, but other times it gets bigger and slower. Scouts are intrigued by Turnbull's fresh arm, size and stuff, but his inconsistent command is a concern. He's committed to Oregon.
7 128 Cleveland Indians Jake Lowery C James Madison Va. $220,000
Catcher Jake Lowery's numbers jump off the page, but scouts take them with a grain of salt because of the coziness of James Madison's ballpark. Lowery was hitting .357/.444/.796 with 22 home runs, tying him for second in the nation heading into regionals. He has solid power and an ability to hit to all fields. He has shown arm strength behind the plate, but needs plenty of polish to avoid a move to first base.
8 129 Chicago Cubs Tony Zych RHP Louisville Ky. $400,000
Zych led the Cape Cod League with 12 saves last summer, when scouts voted him the circuit's top prospect after he dealt 97 mph fastballs during the all-star game. After using him sporadically as a starter in his first two seasons, Louisville has kept him in the bullpen this spring and he has thrived. He has worked at 94-97 mph all season, with a high of 99. His fastball gets on hitters quickly thanks to some funk in his delivery. Zych's arm action isn't pretty and puts some stress on his shoulder, but it adds to his deception and doesn't hamper his control. He's an athletic 6-foot-3, 188-pounder whom the Cardinals recruited as a two-way player who could contribute in the middle infield, where he saw some action as a freshman. Zych has the mental toughness to handle late-inning assignments and shouldn't require much time in the minors. Whether he becomes a closer or set-up man depends on how consistent his mid-80s slider becomes. He doesn't miss as many bats as he should because his fastball can get straight and his slider can flatten out.
9 130 Houston Astros Chris Lee LHP Santa Fe (Fla.) CC Fla. $215,000
At 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, lefthander Chris Lee is a stringbean with room to fill out if his frame will allow it. At his best, Lee had the best fastball on the Santa Fe staff, which also included hard-throwing Ben O'Shea and state JC pitcher of the year Malcolm Clapsaddle. Lee touched 94 mph, sat 89-93 and at times had an above-average slider. He threw well at the state's JC tournament, raising his draft stock, but also was a known commodity, as the White Sox drafted him in the 37th round in 2010 out of a Tampa-area high school.
10 131 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Ramirez 1B Cal State Fullerton Calif. $213,300
Multiple scouts used the phrase "a really tough one" when evaluating Ramirez this spring. He's had a tremendous college career, starring for three seasons as the primary power threat in the heart of Cal State Fullerton's order as well as the team's closer. Some scouts prefer him as a pitcher. He has good feel for a solid four-pitch mix, including an 86-90 fastball, a plus changeup, a solid slider and curveball. But Ramirez wants to be a hitter, and the majority of scouts prefer him as a first baseman. After his monstrous sophomore season, Ramirez struggled to adjust to wood bats last summer with Team USA, causing some scouts to wonder if his lefthanded swing is more tailored to metal bats. He has undeniable strength in his bulky 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame, leading to above-average raw power but average game power. He does not have elite bat speed, and he sometimes exhibits an arm bar in his swing, making him vulnerable on the inner half. He uses his hands well and excels at lacing hard line drives into the left-center gap, and he has a chance to be an average hitter. Most of his home run power is to center-right, and he's gotten better at turning on balls. He's an average defender at first base, with soft hands but limited range. Ramirez could be drafted anywhere from the fourth to the 10th round.
11 132 New York Mets Tyler Pill RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif. $200,000
Pill, the younger brother of former Fullerton star Brett Pill, has been a valuable two-way contributor for the Titans for three years, but his future in pro ball is on the mound. An elbow injury limited his pitching duties as a sophomore, and he played the outfield in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he returned to full strength as a junior and put together a fine season on the mound. Pill is physically unimposing but sturdily built at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. His frame and stuff evoke Ian Kennedy, and his tenacity is a major asset. He pitches with a fringy fastball that ranges from 88-91 mph and bumps 92, but it plays up a bit because of his deception and command. He throws an average curveball and a solid-average to plus changeup, and he has enough feel with both pitches to throw them to righties as well as lefties. He also mixes in an 86-87 mph cutter that runs in on lefthanded hitters. Pill does not have huge upside, projecting as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but his feel for pitching and makeup should get him drafted around the fifth round.
12 133 Florida Marlins Tyler Palmer 2B Wayne County HS, Jesup, Ga. Ga.
Palmer is a savvy infielder who played shortstop in high school and could play shortstop if he makes it to Georgia, where he's committed. He's an average runner with strong instincts, and those instincts show up in the field and may allow him to stay in the middle of the diamond long-term defensively. His arm strength is plenty sufficient for the left side of the infield, but his bat is light for third base, as he lacks profile power. His bat fits better if he can stay in the middle infield.
13 134 Los Angeles Dodgers Ryan O'Sullivan RHP Oklahoma City Okla. $100,000
Ryan O'Sullivan was supposed to be San Diego State's ace in 2011, following in the footsteps of Stephen Strasburg and Addison Reed. But O'Sullivan injured his elbow in his first inning of the 2010 season and didn't pitch again that year, then transferred to Oklahoma City for academic reasons, which also forced him to sit out this spring. O'Sullivan showcased his stuff in bullpen sessions at Oklahoma City and in front of dozens of scouts in workouts in his native California. A 6-foot-1, 195-pound righthander, he displayed a 92-94 mph fastball and 80-81 mph curveball. He has the same command but better stuff than his older brother Sean, a member of the Royals rotation. Scouts questions Ryan's work ethic but like his arm, and a team that overlooks his layoff could consider him as early as the fifth round. The Giants selected him in the 10th round out of high school three years ago.
14 135 Los Angeles Angels Mike Clevinger RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC Fla. $250,000
Clevinger racked up 52 strikeouts in 32 innings primarily using a 93-95 mph fastball and mixing in a slider that has swing-and-miss potential. Clevinger's delivery is far from smooth and requires plenty of effort, and he had trouble repeating his delivery. He is 6-foot-4, 190 pounds and could be a summer follow, as he was expected to play in the Cape Cod League in the summer.
15 136 Oakland Athletics Bobby Crocker OF Cal Poly Calif. $198,000
Crocker is much more physical than the other top outfielder from Northern California, Fresno State's Dusty Robinson, and they're very different players. Scouts can project more with Crocker more than they can with Robinson, who is what he is. Crocker is an above-average runner with some juice in his bat, though he doesn't turn on balls as well as he should. He has an inside-out approach right now, but could definitely start showing his power more as he gets into pro ball and loosens up his swing. Crocker is an impressive athlete with a chiseled, 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame. He's a hard worker with an unusual amount of upside remaining for a college junior.
16 137 Detroit Tigers Jason King 3B Kansas State Kan. $195,300
After missing 2010 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Jason King returned to bat .326 with 10 homers and 16 steals this spring. The 6-foot, 213-pounder offers plus power potential from both sides of the plate. Though some scouts wonder if he can stick at third base, he's a good athlete with the speed and arm strength to handle right field if needed. A fourth-year junior, he plays with his younger brother Jared at Kansas State.
17 138 Colorado Rockies Dillon Thomas OF Westbury Christian HS, Houston Texas $300,000
Dillon Thomas is an all-bat player, but there are a handful of clubs that believe enough in the bat to select him in the early rounds. He's a 6-foot-1, 200-pound lefthanded hitter whose proponents think he will hit for high average and grow into some power potential. Those who aren't as bullish on him think his swing is long. His speed and first-base defense are well below average. He has committed to Texas A&M.
18 139 Toronto Blue Jays Tom Robson RHP Delta SS, Ladner, B.C. British Columbia $325,000
This year's top prospect in Canada is righthander Thomas Robson, who has a big frame at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds. Robson's fastball sits in the 88-91 mph range, and he has touched 93, and it's not difficult to envision him adding a couple of ticks because of his frame, his age (17) and how easy his arm works. Robson also shows a good feel for the strike zone, moves the ball around well and has a good understanding of how to pitch. He can spin a curveball and shows feel for a changeup. Robson is committed to Central Arizona JC but could go as high as the fifth round.
19 140 St. Louis Cardinals Kenny Peoples-Walls SS Westchester HS, Los Angeles Calif. $200,000
Middle infielder Kenny Peoples has above-average speed and a knack for making contact. He's a bit undersized and has below-average power, but he has good hand-eye coordination, which helps him hit despite a swing that fails to utilize his lower half effectively. While he plays shortstop in high school, scouts agree that his range, arm strength and actions fit better at second. Peoples lacks polish and has questionable instincts, but his athleticism and chance for an average bat should get him drafted between the seventh and 12th rounds.
20 141 Chicago White Sox Kyle McMillen RHP Kent State Ohio $120,000
Andrew Chafin isn't the only Kent State arm attracting early-round attention. The Golden Flashes used McMillen as a two-way player in his first two seasons--he showed impressive raw power as a first baseman--but he has concentrated on pitching as a junior after breaking the hamate bone in his right hand last fall. He touched 94 mph in the Cape Cod League last summer and has done so repeatedly this spring, working at 91-94 mph. Kent State's Mike Birkbeck, a former big leaguer who's regarded as one of the top pitching coaches in the Midwest, has helped McMillen refine a slider that's a wipeout pitch at times. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is a good athlete but needs to do a more consistent job of throwing strikes. With the Flashes' starters dominating Mid-American Conference opponents all season long, scouts have had a hard time getting to see McMillen in action. But they've seen him enough that he should go in the first three rounds of the draft, possibly as high as the sandwich round.
21 142 Boston Red Sox Noe Ramirez RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif. $625,000
Ramirez was lightly recruited and undrafted out of Alhambra (Calif.) High in 2008, but he developed into a top-two-rounds candidate during three stellar seasons at Cal State Fullerton. Ramirez is 29-5 in his Fullerton career, and his 1.76 ERA this spring is the best of his career. He was slowed by elbow tenderness earlier this spring, and he missed two weeks with a sprained ankle later in the season, but he returned strong. Lean and wiry at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Ramirez has gotten stronger since high school, increasing his fastball velocity from the 86-88 mph range to the 88-91 range now, peaking at 92-93 early in games. He generally commands his fastball well, but his bread-and-butter is his offspeed stuff. Ramirez credits former Fullerton great Ricky Romero with teaching him his changeup grip, and he throws his 83-84 mph change with the same arm speed as his fastball, and it has splitter-like action and deception, rating as a plus to plus-plus pitch. His slider still gets sweepy at times, but it has improved as is now an average offering. Ramirez is a fearless competitor with outstanding feel for pitching and one of the best track records in the draft. He has the stuff and makeup to become a mid- to late-rotation starter in the big leagues.
22 143 San Diego Padres Cody Hebner RHP Green River (Wash.) CC Wash. $200,000
Although he didn't go to the same school as Tim Lincecum, Hebner's high school coach in Washington was Glen Walker, who also coached Lincecum. Hebner was mainly a shortstop in high school, but he has been electric on the mound for Green River. Like Lincecum, Hebner is undersized at 6 feet and 160 pounds. He doesn't have a delivery like Lincecum's, though it is unorthodox as he brings his knee up to the brim of his cap at his balance point. Hebner has incredible arm speed and has hit 97 mph this year, though he's more typically in the 90-94 range. He has been better than he was last year and put up great numbers, but pitch consistency has been an issue for Hebner. His slider does show flashes of being an above-average pitch, as does his changeup. Scouts believe he has a chance to start because of his athleticism, the movement on his fastball, his relatively fresh arm and the potential for three plus pitches. Hebner turned down a chance to pitch for Coastal Carolina this year and returned to Green River. If he doesn't sign, he will go to Arizona State.
23 144 Texas Rangers Desmond Henry OF Centennial HS, Compton, Calif. Calif. $200,000
Outfielder Desmond Henry's premium speed could make him a top-five-rounds pick. He's a well above-average runner with excellent range and an adequate arm in center field. He hit in the Area Code Games last summer, but his righthanded bat is still a major question mark. He has bat speed and hand-eye coordination, but he needs to shorten his swing and do a better job putting the ball in play, and on the ground. He has sneaky strength in his 6-foot, 175-pound frame, though his power is below-average.
24 145 Cincinnati Reds Kyle McMyne RHP Villanova Pa. $176,400
At 6 feet, 215 pounds, McMyne is a stocky righthander who is strong and well put together. He has served as Villanova's ace this season and has power stuff, with a fastball that ranges from 90-96 mph and can sit 92-93. He throws a curveball and slider that are inconsistent. He's confident in using the curve to get strikes, while the slider might be a slightly better pitch. McMyne hasn't shown great command as a starter, and a team may send him to the bullpen where that won't be as much of a factor and he can get by with his fastball and slider. As a starter, however, he has been able to hold his velocity deep into games.
25 146 Atlanta Braves J.R. Graham RHP Santa Clara Calif. $174,600
Graham has always been a fighter. He was born three months premature and weighed 2 pounds, and as an infant he stopped breathing in his father's arms before reviving. The Athletics took him in the 46th round in 2008 out of Livermore (Calif.) High, but he headed to Santa Clara as a two-way player. He has turned his focus to pitching now and is getting second-round buzz, thanks to a fastball that sits in the mid- to upper 90s. Graham isn't physically imposing, standing 6 feet and 175 pounds. He is blessed with a lot of fast-twitch muscle and gives a lot of credit for his arm strength to his father, who helped develop his workout program. The program utilizes plyometrics and medicine balls to improve core strength and explosiveness. Despite his big arm strength, Graham draws skepticism from some scouts. He's a bulldog on the mound, but he doesn't get a lot of angle on his fastball and his slider has been inconsistent. He'll also need to work on his changeup.
26 147 San Francisco Giants Bryce Bandilla LHP Arizona Ariz. $185,000
Bandilla has a lot of qualities scouts like: He's a beast at 6-foot-4, 237 pounds and can get his fastball up to 97 mph from the left side. He hasn't been consistent this year, however, and while he has the most electric stuff in Arizona's bullpen, he has pitched mostly in the middle innings and hasn't been trusted to close. When his stuff is on, it's undeniable. His fastball sits in the 92-95 mph range, and his best secondary offering is an above-average changeup that he has a good feel for. He throws a slurvy breaking ball in the bullpen but rarely uses it in games. He needs work on his fastball command and has some effort in his delivery as he flies open a little bit. Still, he could get a chance to start as a pro because his velocity from the left side is so rare.
27 148 Minnesota Twins Matt Summers RHP UC Irvine Calif. $171,900
Summers arrived at UC Irvine as a center fielder with a strong arm, throwing just 38 innings (and posting an 8.36 ERA) over his first two college seasons. He hit even more sparingly, though, and made the decision to focus on his pitching last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he ran his fastball up to 96-97 mph in a relief role. He has taken a dramatic step forward on the mound as a junior, taking over as Irvine's Friday starter and ranking second in the Big West in ERA and opponent average and third in strikeouts. Summers still looks like a position player on the mound. He pitches exclusively from the stretch and has an extremely short arm action that makes his stuff hard to pick up and leads scouts to project him as a reliever in pro ball. He holds the velocity on his 90-93 mph fastball and will occasionally run it up to 94-95. His second pitch is a power curveball that projects as a solid-average offering, and he dabbles with a changeup but throws it sparingly. Summers is an excellent athlete with a durable 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame. Scouts believe his fastball will play up in a relief role in pro ball, and he has shown excellent aptitude since switching to a full-time pitching role, which is also encouraging.
28 149 New York Yankees Matt Duran 3B New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS N.Y. $335,000
Duran, who just turned 18 in early May, generates plus raw power from his 6-foot-1, 220-pound build. He has a long swing and can drive the ball to all fields, but he sells out for home runs, and his power is his only plus tool. A third baseman for Hank's Yanks, a team sponsored by Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner that also featured potential top-round pick Williams Jerez, Duran profiles better at first base in the future. He's limited defensively and has a fringe-average arm.
29 150 Tampa Bay Rays Riccio Torrez 3B Arizona State Ariz. $180,000
Third baseman Riccio Torrez leapfrogged a couple of his more touted Arizona State teammates and will likely be drafted in the first 10 rounds, though he doesn't have standout tools. He won over scouts because he can do a little bit of everything and has a long track record of performance. Torrez has a line drive swing, with the chance for more power down the road. He profiles best at third base, or could wind up being a utility player because he's agile enough to play second base or shortstop in a pinch. Some scouts would like to try him out behind the plate. Torrez is a grinder who practices as hard as he plays and will be a favorite of managers in the pro ranks.
30 151 Philadelphia Phillies Cody Asche 3B Nebraska Neb. $168,300
While many college hitters have had trouble adjusting to less lively bats this spring, Asche has thrived. After totaling 19 doubles and 12 homers in his first two years at Nebraska, he drilled 27 and 12 during the 2011 regular season. His season almost was derailed before it started, as he missed fall practice with stretched ligaments in the arch of his foot, but the injury responded to rest and rehabilitation. Asche's best tool is his lefthanded power, which rates a 55 or 60 on the 20-80 scouting scale. He has good hand-eye coordination and a sound approach, so he should hit for a solid average as well. Six-foot-2 and 198 pounds, Asche is a decent runner once he gets going. He also has average arm strength, but lacks soft hands and quick feet, so he'll probably have to move off third base in pro ball. He's athletic enough to try the outfield, and some scouts wonder if his tools might translate well behind the plate.