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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1412 Pittsburgh Pirates Jordan DeLuca OF Tussey Mountain HS, Saxton, Pa. Pa.
2 1413 Seattle Mariners Brandon Plotz RHP Chabot (Calif.) JC Calif.
3 1414 Arizona Diamondbacks Tucker Ward RHP UMS-Wright Prep, Mobile, Ala. Ala.
4 1415 Baltimore Orioles Devon Conley OF New Mexico JC N.M.
The only other player in the state with a chance to be picked in the first 20 rounds is New Mexico JC outfielder Devon Conley. He is a sophomore who transferred in after getting 14 at-bats as a freshman at New Mexico. Conley has a 6-foot-1, 160-pound frame, and he's a center fielder with true 80 speed on the 20-80 scouting scale. He covers a lot of ground in center field and has an average arm. He has a short, contact-oriented swing from the right side of the plate and will have gap power, at best. The team that drafts him may try to get him to switch-hit to take better advantage of his speed.
5 1416 Kansas City Royals Patrick Corbett RHP Tabb HS, Yorktown, Va. Va.
6 1417 Washington Nationals Tim Montgomery LHP Rockmart (Ga.) HS Ga.
7 1418 Cleveland Indians Corey Embree OF Moberly (Mo.) HS Mo.
8 1419 Chicago Cubs David Ernst RHP South HS, Fargo, N.D. N.D.
David Ernst capped his high school career by throwing a no-hitter in the North Dakota Class A championship game. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righthander usually pitches at 85-88 mph, though he did touch 91 in his first outing this spring. His parents are wealthy and he's a good student, so there's virtually no chance he can be lured away from attending North Dakota State.
9 1420 Houston Astros Zack Hardoin LHP Missouri Mo.
10 1421 Milwaukee Brewers Jecid Tarazona OF North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, Fla. Fla.
11 1422 New York Mets Cole Limbaugh RHP Childersburg (Ala.) HS Ala.
12 1423 Florida Marlins Joel Thys C Ohlone (Calif.) JC Calif.
13 1424 Los Angeles Dodgers Gregg Downing LHP Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H.
14 1425 Los Angeles Angels Brandon Lodge RHP UCLA Calif.
15 1426 Oakland Athletics Jeriel Waller OF Grossmont (Calif.) JC Calif.
16 1427 Detroit Tigers Ryan MacPhail C Dutch Fork HS, Irmo, S.C. S.C.
17 1428 Colorado Rockies Casey Scott 2B Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
18 1429 Toronto Blue Jays Austin Davis 3B Central Columbia HS, Bloomsburg, Pa. Pa.
19 1430 St. Louis Cardinals David Schmidt RHP Christian Brothers HS, St. Louis Mo.
David Schmidt is similar to Graves, as a 6-foot, 170-pounder with a quick, powerful right arm. He's even less likely to sign than Graves because he's committed to Stanford and had labrum surgery after injuring his shoulder playing hockey two years ago. He has made an impressive recovery and now pitches at 87-91 mph and touches 93 with his sinker. He shows aptitude for throwing a slider and does a nice job of throwing strikes.
20 1431 Chicago White Sox Robert Liera C Hialeah (Fla.) HS Fla.
21 1432 Boston Red Sox Sam Wolff RHP JC of Southern Nevada Nev.
Righthander Sam Wolff was a rare high school prospect from South Dakota in 2009 and pitched just 16 innings at San Diego last year before transferring to Southern Nevada. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, he has power stuff, including a fastball that sits 91-92 mph and tops out at 95. The ball explodes out of his hand and shows good two-seam action when he throws it in, and cutting action when he throws it to his glove side. Wolff also mixes in an above-average slider and a changeup that has a chance to be average. He's a quality athlete with a good delivery and is committed to New Mexico.
22 1433 San Diego Padres Vince Voiro RHP Pennsylvania Pa.
Righthander Vincent Voiro pitches with an average fastball and has touched 94. He also throws a splitter and slider, but both pitches are below-average.
23 1434 Texas Rangers Kevin Moriarty RHP Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash. Wash.
Blake Snell has two teammates who also will likely wind up in college but show potential: righthander Kevin Moriarty and first baseman Trevor Mitsui. Moriarty's father Todd played professionally, spending two seasons in the Giants system. Moriarty has intriguing size at 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds, but he's more about projection than present stuff and will be tough to pry away from his Gonzaga commitment.
24 1435 Cincinnati Reds Kirby Pellant 2B Chandler-Gilbert (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
25 1436 Atlanta Braves Dane Gronewald LHP Jefferson (Mo.) CC Mo.
Some scouts think lefthander Dane Gronewald is the best prospect at Jefferson. A 6-foot-6, 225-pound freshman, he throws strikes to both sides of the plate with an 86-88 mph sinker that tops out at 91. His curveball and changeup are works in progress but show potential. He has a loose arm to go with his projectable frame.
26 1437 San Francisco Giants Marc Frazier 3B Newnan (Ga.) HS Ga.
27 1438 Minnesota Twins John Hochstatter LHP San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif. Calif.
28 1439 New York Yankees Ethan Springston OF Seton Catholic HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz.
29 1440 Tampa Bay Rays Derek Vaughn RHP Texas Wesleyan Texas
30 1441 Philadelphia Phillies Andrew Amaro 2B Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia Pa.