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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1232 Pittsburgh Pirates Jonathan Schwind C Marist N.Y.
Schwind is more of a player for next year's draft, but he's a good athlete with quick hands and a slashy swing at the plate. He has an above-average arm that should allow him to be a super-utility player at the next level, and he's a plus runner.
2 1233 Seattle Mariners Bobby Shore RHP Oklahoma Okla.
3 1234 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Cederoth RHP Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley, Calif. Calif.
Cederoth showed intriguing arm strength at the Area Code Games tryouts last summer before walking off the mound with a shoulder injury. He showed an 88-91 mph fastball and a slow curve in the MLB Urban Youth Invitational in February, and his velocity jumped during the spring. At his best, he pitches in the 94-96 mph range, though he normally sits between 90-94. Tall, skinny and projectable at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Cederoth has significant upside. Scouts aren't sure he's mature enough to start his pro career or if he'd be better off developing at San Diego State. He remains raw, with an unrefined delivery full of moving parts and a violent arm action. He struggles to repeat his arm angle and tends to sling the ball. At times he flashes an average curveball with short break, and on his best days he even unleashed a power slider or a cutter at 86-88, seemingly out of nowhere. Cederoth comes with plenty of risk, but a club could take a chance on his power arm inside the top five rounds.
4 1235 Baltimore Orioles Chris Mariscal SS Clovis North HS, Fresno Calif.
Mariscal doesn't have the body scouts are looking for from modern shortstops like Cal Ripken, Alex Rodriguez or Troy Tulowitzki. Instead, he's more of a throwback at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He flew under the radar a bit because he didn't play in a lot of showcase events last summer, choosing instead to focus on playing quarterback on the football team. Mariscal is a fluid defender with smooth actions and a definite chance to stay at shortstop. He has above-average speed to go with a plus arm. He's a little raw at the plate and doesn't project to hit for above-average power, but he should be able to hit for average. Marical's tools and ability to stay at a premium position may run him up into the third round. If he doesn't sign, he'll head to Fresno State and could be a first-rounder in three years.
5 1236 Kansas City Royals Travis Lane C Central Arizona JC Ariz.
6 1237 Washington Nationals Bryce Ortega 3B Arizona Ariz.
7 1238 Cleveland Indians Brian Ruiz OF Lincoln West HS, Cleveland Ohio
8 1239 Chicago Cubs Austin Urban RHP Des Moines Area CC Iowa $100,000
One of the top high school prospects in Pennsylvania last year, Austin Urban turned down the Orioles as a 27th-round pick. Originally committed to Penn State, he opted to attend Des Moines Area CC so he could be eligible for the 2011 draft. After a terrible start this spring, he came on down the stretch and struck out 13 against Williston State (N.D.) in a district tournament championship game win that put the Bears in the Division II Junior College World Series. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound righthander, Urban has a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 94. He also an 83-85 mph slider and the makings of a changeup. Scouts don't love his one-piece arm action, however, and he needs to repeat his delivery better in order to improve his command.
9 1240 Houston Astros Chase Davidson 1B Georgia Ga.
Chase Davidson was a third-rounder out of high school in 2008 who won't be offered close to the $425,000 or so he would have received had he signed for slot back then with the Astros. At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Davidson has played a lot of DH in 2011 and heated up as the season went on, but he's streaky and a below-average athlete whose only plus tool is raw power. He has a career 133-33 strikeout-walk ratio in 347 at-bats for the Bulldogs.
10 1241 Milwaukee Brewers Jalen Harris 3B Lambrick Park SS, Victoria, B.C. British Columbia
11 1242 New York Mets Mark Picca LHP Texas-Arlington Texas
12 1243 Florida Marlins Matt Anderson RHP Chaffey (Calif.) JC Calif.
13 1244 Los Angeles Dodgers Casey Thomas 2B Desert Vista HS, Phoenix Ariz.
14 1245 Los Angeles Angels Brandon McNelis RHP Northeastern Mass.
15 1246 Oakland Athletics Brett Bittiger SS Pius X HS, Bangor, Pa. Pa.
16 1247 Detroit Tigers Jimmy Pickens OF Brother Rice HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Mich.
17 1248 Colorado Rockies Taylor Martin RHP Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS Ky.
18 1249 Toronto Blue Jays Cody Bartlett SS Washington State Wash.
19 1250 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Knox 1B Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
20 1251 Chicago White Sox Chandler Shepherd RHP Lawrence County HS, Louisa, Ky. Ky.
Chandler Shepherd set a state record by throwing 46 consecutive scoreless innings as a sophomore in 2009, then had Tommy John surgery that July and missed the 2010 season. He returned this spring and emerged as the best high school prospect in the state. An athletic 6-foot-2, 190-pound righthander, he has the makings of a solid three-pitch mix with an 87-91 mph fastball that touches 93, a hard curveball and good feel for a changeup. A Kentucky recruit, he may be difficult to sign.
21 1252 Boston Red Sox Matt Marquis OF Maryland Md.
22 1253 San Diego Padres Dante Flores 2B St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif. Calif.
Flores has been on the national stage for years, earning a spot on the USA Baseball 14-and-under national team in 2007. He made a favorable impression playing alongside St. John Bosco teammate Taylor Sparks in the Area Code Games last summer, and he showcased one of Southern California's best pure strokes this spring. His 5-foot-11, 160-pound build and quick, efficient, compact lefthanded swing prompt comparisons to Kolten Wong, a likely first-round pick out of Hawaii this year. Flores makes consistent contact and laces hard line drives to all fields, and he has a chance to be an above-average hitter as he adds strength. The bat is his only standout tool, however. Flores has wiry strength that gives him sneaky power, but he'll have below-average home run pop. He's a below-average to fringe-average runner who lacks the range and arm strength to play shortstop in pro ball. He plays second base in high school in deference to Sparks and profiles best at that position, with the actions to be an average defender and a playable arm. Flores has top-five-rounds talent but has told clubs he is determined to honor his commitment to Southern California, where he could be an impact player from day one.
23 1254 Texas Rangers Tyler Scott OF Marin Catholic HS, Kentfield, Calif. Calif.
24 1255 Cincinnati Reds Carson Baranik RHP Parkway HS, Bossier City, La. La.
Baranik made noise early, pushing his fastball up to 95 mph and looking like a breakout candidate. His star fell when he came up injured and his fastball velocity dipped into the upper 80s. He's expected to follow through on his LSU commitment.
25 1256 Atlanta Braves Keelin Rasch C Harrisburg (Ill.) HS Ill.
26 1257 San Francisco Giants Steven Neff LHP South Carolina S.C.
27 1258 Minnesota Twins T.J. Oakes RHP Minnesota Minn.
Righthander T.J. Oakes is the Golden Gophers' top prospect, but he also may be one of their least signable, because he's a sophomore-eligible whose father Todd is the team's pitching coach. Not surprisingly, T.J. has a clean delivery and throws strikes. He works mostly with an 88-91 mph sinker and his slider, though he also has the makings of a changeup. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, he has room to add velocity.
28 1259 New York Yankees Jeremy Rathjen OF Rice Texas
One of the reasons pitchers have refused to challenge Rice star Anthony Rendon this spring is that the Owls lost their cleanup hitter, Jeremy Rathjen, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in mid-March. He projected as a top-five-rounds pick before he got hurt, and the injury should make him all but unsignable. Rice was able to redshirt him, so he'll still have negotiating leverage as a fourth-year junior in 2012. An athletic 6-foot-6, 205-pounder, Rathjen had gotten stronger and was making more consistent contact before he went down. He still has room to fill out more and develop more power. A plus runner, he plays a fine center field and has a decent arm.
29 1260 Tampa Bay Rays Shay Crawford LHP Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
30 1261 Philadelphia Phillies Austin Dicharry RHP Texas Texas
Several college pitchers expected to rank among the state's top prospects instead lost most or all of the season to arm problems: Texas Christian's Kaleb Merck (out with Tommy John surgery), Houston's Jared Ray (recovery from shoulder surgery), Texas' Austin Dicharry (diminished command after coming back from shoulder tendinitis) and Texas A&M's Ross Hales (lost his mechanics while rehabbing a shoulder injury).