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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1322 Pittsburgh Pirates Bobby LeCount 3B Edmonds (Wash.) CC Wash.
2 1323 Seattle Mariners Josh Corrales RHP Cal State Dominguez Hills Calif.
3 1324 Arizona Diamondbacks Derek Luciano 3B Central Florida Fla.
4 1325 Baltimore Orioles Patrick Merkling LHP Chattanooga State (Tenn.) JC Tenn.
5 1326 Kansas City Royals Andrew Vasquez RHP Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Calif.
6 1327 Washington Nationals Matt Snyder 3B Mississippi Miss.
Six-foot-6 giant Matt Snyder also was well regarded when he entered Ole Miss and wound up as the team's leading home run hitter with nine this season. He's better suited for DH duty or first base.
7 1328 Cleveland Indians Adam Griffin RHP Forsyth Country Day HS, Lewisville, N.C. N.C.
8 1329 Chicago Cubs Kenny Socorro SS Marshall W.Va.
9 1330 Houston Astros Blake Ford RHP Lamar Texas
10 1331 Milwaukee Brewers Steve Adam OF Ecole Secondaire L'Essor, Tecumseh, Ont. Ontario
11 1332 New York Mets Clint Sharp RHP Howard (Texas) JC Texas
12 1333 Florida Marlins Zack LaNeve SS Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa. Pa.
13 1334 Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Slater SS Bolles School, Jacksonville Fla.
Several potential premium picks are thought to be tough signs, such as Stanford recruits Austin Slater and Domonic Jose, the son of former big leaguer Felix Jose. Slater was banged up all spring and will take his intriguing raw power to school.
14 1335 Los Angeles Angels Landis Ware 2B Baylor Texas
15 1336 Oakland Athletics Chris Bostick SS Aquinas Institute, Rochester, N.Y. N.Y. $125,000
Chris Bostick could step into the St. John's middle infield next year, filling in for Joe Panik and Chris Wessinger. Bostick is a plus runner with good actions at short and a fringe-average arm. He shows potential to be a well-rounded hitter.
16 1337 Detroit Tigers Chretien Matz OF Arkansas-Pine Bluff Ark.
17 1338 Colorado Rockies Robert Kahana RHP Campbell HS, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Hawaii
18 1339 Toronto Blue Jays Colby Broussard RHP Faulkner (Ala.) Ala.
19 1340 St. Louis Cardinals Brandon Creath RHP Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Fla.
20 1341 Chicago White Sox Joe Pistorese LHP Flathead HS, Kalispell, Mont. Mont.
21 1342 Boston Red Sox Matt Martin C Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla. Fla.
22 1343 San Diego Padres Spenser Linney LHP Head-Royce School, Oakland Calif.
23 1344 Texas Rangers Philip Pfeifer LHP Farragut HS, Knoxville Tenn.
The state's high school class, like the college group with Vanderbilt, is top-heavy. Lefty Philip Pfeifer once ranked at the top of the class, despite a 6-foot, 196-pound frame. His polish, average fastball and plus curveball with true 12-to-6 action should make him successful at Vanderbilt, and scouts expect him to head to school. Already the state's career wins leader, Pfeifer didn't pitch for six weeks until starting the state title game, getting four outs and throwing 24 pitches. He could be picked as a summer follow, but he should be a good prospect again after three years with the Commodores.
24 1345 Cincinnati Reds Shon Carson OF Lake City (S.C.) HS S.C.
The top athlete is outfielder Shon Carson, who played in the Under Armour All-America game as well as the East Coast Pro Showcase last summer. He's also a South Carolina football recruit as a running back. As one scout put it, "I wouldn't want to tackle him." Carson's tools are raw, aside from his well above-average speed. He has present strength in his 5-foot-10, 190-pound body but has a stiff swing. Signability will decide how high he goes in the draft, if he goes at all.
25 1346 Atlanta Braves Sutton Whiting 2B Ballard HS, Louisville Ky.
26 1347 San Francisco Giants Travious Relaford SS Hinds (Miss.) CC Miss. $100,000
Shortstop Travious Relaford, a cousin of ex-big leaguer Desi Relaford. Travious hit just .280 for Hines this spring with seven extra-base hits and remains raw in all phase offensively. Defensively, he has the athleticism and arm strength for shortstop, though his skills need refinement.
27 1348 Minnesota Twins Cole Johnson RHP Notre Dame Ind.
28 1349 New York Yankees Adam Ravenelle RHP Lincoln-Sudbury HS, Sudbury, Mass. Mass.
Ravenelle might have the highest ceiling of any Massachusetts pitcher not named Beede or Connaughton. Ravenelle has a 6-foot-4, 185-pound build and throws in the low 90s, but he has struggled with consistency. He throws from a three-quarters slot and has funkiness with his arm action, and he needs to repeat his delivery better by staying closed longer and more in line with the plate. Ravenelle has shown a fringe-average breaking ball and decent changeup in the past. A Vanderbilt recruit, Ravenelle likely will end up at school, though someone should take a flier on him as a summer follow.
29 1350 Tampa Bay Rays Jordan Leyland 1B UC Irvine Calif.
Leyland was an all-star in the Cape Cod league last summer, showing a feel for hitting with a wood bat and plus raw power. But he had a bad spring, struggling with his timing, rhythm and stride at the plate, and he's a fringy defender at first, causing the Anteaters to use him at DH for much of the season.
30 1351 Philadelphia Phillies Nevin Wilson LHP Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.