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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 152 Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Glasnow RHP Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif. Calif. $600,000
Tyler Glasnow, a projectable 6-foot-7 righthander, comes from an athletic family. His mother was a gymnast at Cal State Fullerton and the gymnastics coach at Cal State Northridge, and his brother Ted is a decathlete at Notre Dame. Glasnow is still growing into his huge body, but he reportedly ran his fastball into the low 90s this spring, though scouts say his fastball ranged from 83-89 mph more often, sitting in the mid-80s. He flashes a curveball that has a chance to be average and the makings of a slider and a changeup, but he rarely uses the change. His command has a long way to go, and he is regarded as a high-risk prospect who could provide a high reward if he can harness his mechanics and command. He is committed to Portland.
2 153 Seattle Mariners Tyler Marlette C Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla. Fla. $650,000
Evaluators like Marlette's fast-twitch athletic ability behind the plate, and his power potential is sending his draft stock higher. He has shown excellent bat speed in past showcase events, such as the Aflac all-star game last summer, when he homered at Petco Park and was the game's MVP. Then he got hot in front of crosscheckers and other high-level scouts this spring, showing power to all fields, an improvement from his past approach. Marlette has above-average arm strength as well, and earns praise for his grinder mentality. He has the makeup to be a take-charge catcher. The biggest concerns center on his size (he's 5-foot-11, 195 pounds) and scouts' views of how well he'll receive. He has a tendency to lose his front side in his swing, opening his hips early and yanking everything to his pull side. A Central Florida signee, Marlette has a chance to jump into the supplemental round and should go in the first three rounds if he's signable.
3 154 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Perez C Colegio Vocacional Para Adultos, San Juan, P.R. P.R. $235,000
Michael Perez has an attractive profile as a lefthanded-hitting backstop with a plus arm. He's relatively new to catching, so his receiving skills are raw, and he doesn't have a lot of experience catching premium stuff. However, he has a short stroke and solid bat speed, and was the most likely Puerto Rico player to challenge Jorge Lopez and Gabriel Rosa for single-digit draft round consideration.
4 155 Baltimore Orioles Matt Taylor LHP Middle Georgia JC Ga. $160,000
Georgia could get a boost next year if the state's top junior-college prospect doesn't get drafted high. Middle Georgia JC lefthander Matt Taylor is a 6-foot-2 sophomore who began his career at Alabama and ranked 17th on BA's Georgia draft list in 2009. He has pitched with an average to plus fastball in 2011, topping out at 93. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and he throws both a slider and curveball, with the slider the better offering. He competes well and had a banner year, with 128 strikeouts in 82 innings during a 7-5, 3.31 season.
5 156 Kansas City Royals Patrick Leonard OF St. Thomas HS, Houston Texas $600,000
Patrick Leonard hit a crucial three-run homer in the Texas state 5-A private school championship game, helping St. Thomas win the title, the second for coach Craig Biggio since he retired from the Astros in 2009. Power is the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder's carrying tool, though scouts wonder how it will play against better competition. He doesn't hit good velocity or breaking balls, and his righthanded stroke is long and features a big uppercut. While he has arm strength, he doesn't have the hands or actions to remain at shortstop. A below-average runner, he may have to move to first base or the outfield. A Georgia recruit, he's considered a difficult sign.
6 157 Washington Nationals Matt Skole 3B Georgia Tech Ga. $161,100
Hulking third baseman Matt Skole nearly made BA's Top 200, but a power slump pushed him off the list. He didn't homer in Atlantic Coast Conference play until the season's penultimate series, against North Carolina. Skole comes from a baseball family, as his grandfather played professionally. His father played at Georgia Southern, while his uncle Tony coaches East Tennessee State, and most famously, his younger brother Jake was a first-round pick of the Rangers in 2010. Matt Skole was one of the few veterans in a young Georgia Tech lineup and was pitched around all season. After hitting 37 home runs his first two seasons, Skole was down to nine in 2011. Still, he has plus raw power from the left side, has trimmed up his body over the last three seasons and has a polished offensive approach, drawing more walks than strikeouts the last two seasons. He's competent at third base but fits better at first base as a pro, which will require more offense. A February charge of driving under the influence hasn't soured scouts on his makeup.
7 158 Cleveland Indians Will Roberts RHP Virginia Va. $150,000
Righthander Will Roberts was a midweek starter at the beginning of the year and forced his way into the Sunday role after throwing a perfect game against George Washington in late March. He didn't lose a game until the last series of the regular season, going 10-1, 1.67 in 81 innings. Roberts ranges from 88-92 mph with his fastball, and offers a good slider and solid changeup.
8 159 Chicago Cubs Tayler Scott RHP Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz. $279,950
Scott, who moved to the United States from South Africa three years ago, did not pitch at any major showcase events last summer, but he's popping up this spring in another down year for Arizona high school talent. He's a good athlete who is also a standout soccer player for Notre Dame Prep. Scott has a projectable 6-foot-2 frame and is committed to Arizona. His fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range, topping out at 93. He flashes an above-average breaking ball at times and he can throw the pitch for strikes, though it's mostly below-average now. Like most high school pitchers, Scott doesn't throw a changeup. He got roughed up during a couple of starts late in the year, but scouts still like his athleticism and projection.
9 160 Houston Astros Nick Tropeano RHP Stony Brook N.Y. $155,700
Just about everywhere Nick Tropeano has pitched, he has posted gaudy numbers. He was named the top prospect in the Atlantic Collegiate League in 2009, tossed a complete game against Coastal Carolina in NCAA regional play last year and led Cotuit to a Cape Cod League title last summer by pitching seven innings of hitless relief with seven strikeouts in the championship game. He followed all that up with a strong spring as Stony Brook's No. 1 starter, going 12-1, 1.84 during the regular season with 119 strikeouts against 24 walks in 93 innings. Tropeano's statistics are better than his pure stuff, and he uses pitching savvy and competitiveness to get hitters out. His fastball sits at 86-90 mph and touches 92, and he relies heavily on his secondary stuff. He has arguably the best changeup in the college ranks, a plus pitch that he'll throw in any count, and a hard slider. He has worked on a sinker. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Tropeano has a prototypical pitcher's body and is an innings-eater, but if he doesn't boost his upper-80s fastball he'll need to have above-average command throughout his career to advance. Tropeano should get taken between the fifth and eighth rounds.
10 161 Milwaukee Brewers Michael Reed OF Leander (Texas) HS Texas $500,000
Reed has created mixed opinions among Texas area scouts this spring. Those who buy into his strong 6-foot, 210-pound body and tools think he could fit in the second or third rounds, while others who worry about his lack of polish see him as more of a sixth- to 10th-rounder. His proponents think he profiles nicely as a right fielder who swings the bat with authority from the right side of the plate and backs up his raw power with plus speed and arm strength. Others think he has a mature, maxed-out frame and does everything with a lot of effort, and that he's a fringe to average runner. Reed also pitches, reaching 90 mph with his fastball, and he'll see action as a two-way player if he attends Mississippi. It may take second-round money to sign him away from Ole Miss, for whom his father Benton played football en route to a brief NFL career.
11 162 New York Mets Jack Leathersich LHP Massachusetts-Lowell Mass. $110,000
UMass-Lowell's Jack Leathersich has been in the Riverhawks rotation since his freshman year, but he's best suited to pitch out of the bullpen, which is where he had success in the Cape Cod League last summer. An arm-strength lefty, Leathersich struck out 31 batters in 21 innings of relief for Orleans, running his fastball up to 95 mph, while he works at 88-92 as a starter. He shows two fringe-average breaking balls, a slurve and a curveball, but he slows everything down in his delivery on secondary offerings. Scouts have concerns about Leathersich's mechanics, as he throws across his body with recoil and often loses his arm slot. Some talked him up as a potential top-five-rounds selection, but he'll probably be taken in the eighth- to 12th-round range.
12 163 Florida Marlins Mason Hope RHP Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS Okla. $250,000
Most of the time, a guy who can reach 94 mph with his fastball and back it up with a sharp breaking ball would be the top high school pitching prospect in his state and certainly on his team. That's not the case with Hope, the No. 2 starter on Broken Arrow's Oklahoma 6-A state championship team behind Archie Bradley, and the fourth-best arm in a loaded Sooner State prep class after Dylan Bundy, Bradley and Michael Fulmer. Athletic and projectable at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Hope usually pitches at 90-92 mph and could add velocity in the future. His curveball is a wipeout pitch at times. He lands hard on a stiff front leg in his delivery, which causes him to pitch up in the zone more than he should. Though his father Pat was a star pitcher at Oklahoma State in the mid-1980s, Hope has committed to archrival Oklahoma.
13 164 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott McGough RHP Oregon Ore. $150,300
Scouts got excited about McGough, the son of a former Indians farmhand, after he went 5-2, 2.45 last spring and then had a successful summer with Team USA. His results (4.28 ERA in 29 appearances) haven't matched his stuff this season pitching out of the Ducks bullpen, which has puzzled scouts. He isn't physical at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, but he's the best athlete on the staff and has a quick, loose arm. He pitches at 92-94 mph with his fastball and can run it up to 96. Oregon tried to add a curveball and a changeup to McGough's arsenal this year, but he decided to focus on developing one wipeout pitch instead of three average offerings. His go-to strikeout pitch is an 82-84 mph slider that has been inconsistent this spring, but he can throw it for strikes. McGough can get caught between breaking balls, but his slider has the chance to be above-average. His pure stuff, solid track record and competitive makeup give him the potential to work at the back end of a bullpen.
14 165 Los Angeles Angels Andrew Ray OF Northeast Texas CC Texas $80,000
Andrew Ray sticks out mostly for his righthanded bat, as he hits for average with gap power. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has some arm strength but probably will move from third base to the outfield in pro ball. If he doesn't turn pro, he'll play at Louisiana State next year.
15 166 Oakland Athletics Beau Taylor C Central Florida Fla. $147,600
Beau Taylor has passed Ronnie Richardson as the Golden Knights' top prospect, a lefthanded-hitting catcher who has offensive ability. Taylor's hand-eye coordination has helped him produce for three seasons as a regular, and he has solid hitting tools to go with a good profile. Taylor didn't start catching regularly until he got to UCF and remains rough as a receiver. He has a solid-average arm more notable for its accuracy than its explosiveness.
16 167 Detroit Tigers Brandon Loy SS Texas Texas $212,000
One of the top defensive shortstops in the draft, Loy has enhanced his draft status with improved performance at the plate. His calling card is still his defense, which includes quick feet, solid range, sure hands and a strong arm. He makes all the routine plays as well as spectacular ones and rarely commits errors. In his first two years at Texas, the righthanded hitter batted .271 and was most notable at the plate for his bunting prowess. Loy led NCAA Division I with 25 sacrifices in 2009 and ranked fourth with 17 last year. He has been asked to bunt less this year, when he hit .327 in the regular season with 20 extra-base hits, nearly matching his previous career total of 21. The 6-foot, 170-pounder projects to have well below-average power with wood bats. He controls the strike zone well but sometimes tries to pull and lift pitches, which isn't his game. Loy has average speed and runs the bases well, though he won't be a big basestealing threat. He might be relegated to the bottom of a big league lineup, but his defensive prowess could make him a major league regular.
17 168 Colorado Rockies Taylor Featherston SS Texas Christian Texas $144,900
Featherston was one of the heroes in Texas Christian's run to its first College World Series appearance last year, batting .389 with 16 RBIs in 11 NCAA tournament games. He led the Horned Frogs in hitting (.347), on-base percentage (.425) and runs (48) during the 2011 regular season and has a better bat than most middle infielders. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound righthanded hitter, he makes consistent contact and has enough pop to hit 10 homers in a big league season if he gets a little stronger and uses his legs better in his swing. He has average speed and good instincts on the bases. The question with Featherston is whether he can stay at shortstop. He has a strong arm and enough range but two different area scouts used the exact same phrase to describe his defense: "He plays shortstop like his hair is on fire." Featherston had 24 errors in 55 games, most coming when he rushed himself or tried to make an impossible play. He profiles well enough as an offensive second baseman but could sneak into the first three rounds to a team that believes he can settle down at short.
18 169 Toronto Blue Jays Andrew Chin LHP Buckingham Browne & Nichols HS, Cambridge, Mass. Mass.
After showing solid stuff on the showcase circuit for the last two summers, Chin was in discussion to be a top-15 rounds pick, but he had Tommy John surgery in late April. When healthy, Chin sat at 86-90 mph and touched 92 with his fastball, threw a fringe-average curveball and showed feel for a changeup. He had a deceptive delivery with a three-quarters release point and impressed talent evaluators with his ability to compete. Chin won't be able to throw for about 10-12 months, and it would be surprising if a team took him and tried to nurse him through the recovery process. He could develop into a top-flight college arm in a few years.
19 170 St. Louis Cardinals Sam Gaviglio RHP Oregon State Ore. $175,000
Gaviglio doesn't light up radar guns, but he really knows how to pitch. He can reach back for 90 mph on occasion, but mostly sits in the 86-89 mph range. He gets tremendous sink on his fastball, but can still command the pitch and he lives in the bottom half of the strike zone. The movement makes Gaviglio a groundball machine and he mixes in an above-average changeup and a good slider. He mostly uses the changeup against righthanded batters and the slider against lefties, so the pitches break in toward their hands. He changes speeds well on his offspeed stuff, adding and subtracting to always keep hitters guessing. Gaviglio has a lot of moxie and is a smart pitcher that controls the running game well. He's a good athlete and also does a good job of keeping his emotions on an even keel. A 40th-round pick by the Rays out of high school, where he helped the Ashland (Ore.) Grizzlies win a 5A state championship, Gaviglio knows how to win but ultimately is what he is--a back-end of the rotation type of guy.
20 171 Chicago White Sox Scott Snodgress LHP Stanford Calif. $141,300
Another physical lefthander, Scott Snodgress, showed better velocity in the fall and settled back into the 90-92 mph range out of Stanford's bullpen this spring. Scouts like his size--he's 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds--and potential, but he doesn't have great command or composure. Snodgress throws a good curveball and changeup and needs to trust his stuff is and show more confidence on the mound.
21 172 Boston Red Sox Mookie Betts SS Overton HS, Brentwood, Tenn. Tenn. $750,000
Betts was the top signee for the embattled Tennessee program, which was headed for last place in the Southeastern Conference. He could be a college difference-maker for his hitting ability, speed and solid athleticism, the last of which helped him be an all-conference basketball player and the state's boys bowler of the year in 2010. The question was whether any of Betts' tools was a carrying tool. He's an above-average runner but not a true burner. However, he has good baserunning instincts, and his running ability should play in pro ball offensively. Some scouts believe the speed will play better defensively and want to shift him to cente rfield. Others believe his solid first-step quickness and quick-twitch athleticism give him a chance to stay in the infield, though more likely at second base than at short. He has some footwork issues to iron out to stay in the dirt. Betts has good hitting fundamentals and has excellent makeup and intangibles.
22 173 San Diego Padres Mark Pope RHP Georgia Tech Ga. $150,000
Pope was highly regarded out of high school in Atlanta, leading his Walton High team to a state title as a junior and a runner-up finish as a senior. He was a 17th-round pick of the Braves but went to Georgia Tech, where he was a closer as a freshman and mid-week starter as a sophomore. Few were prepared for Pope to become the Yellow Jackets' Friday starter as a junior, pushing likely first-rounder Jed Bradley to the Saturday spot. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in wins (11) and innings (105) while ranking third in ERA (1.54) through the end of the regular season, yet he wasn't impressing scouts. While he hit the mid-90s in high school, he now works with an 88-92 mph fastball with average life and command. He has good feel for his slider, either as a strike or a chase pitch, and most scouts grade it as major league average, more notable for its command than its bite. He's more of a groundball pitcher than a strikeout artist, and his changeup gives him a decent third option. Pope doesn't get rattled and pitched with a lot of confidence this season. Some scouts think there's more in his arm if he can pitch off his four-seamer more as a pro. His solid repertoire and performance should get him off the board in the first five rounds.
23 174 Texas Rangers Brandon Woodruff RHP Wheeler (Miss.) HS Miss.
Woodruff is perhaps Mississippi State's most important recruit as a raw power arm. He has a fluid arm action and pro body at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, and he's a good athlete who also played basketball, leading to a late start to his baseball season. He had three straight double-digit strikeout starts in March and April, when he flashed a 94 mph fastball and showed the ability to spin a power curveball. He's working on a changeup as his third pitch. Woodruff had pitched about 30 innings all spring, and some scouts consider him more typical of the raw Mississippi talent that has washed out in the past. His mechanics are inconsistent, and he hasn't faced great high school competition, though he has had some showcase exposure, including a spot in last year's Under Armour game. Most teams will consider him more of a summer follow than a first five rounds pick.
24 175 Cincinnati Reds Ryan Wright 2B Louisville Ky. $225,000
Wright's best tool is bat, which he showed last summer when he led the U.S. college national team with a .361 average, including a .458 mark at the World University Championship. He has a smooth righthanded stroke, making consistent line-drive contract. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder has fringy raw power and speed, yet he has reached double figures in both homers and steals in each of the last two seasons. He has good hands at the plate and in the field, and his instincts enable him to play above his tools. He has started at five positions--second base, shortstop, third base, left and right field--at Louisville, and projects as either an offensive second baseman or a utilityman. His arm and range are average at best, but he makes all the routine plays. Wright started slowly this spring but rallied to carry the Cardinals down the stretch, and he may have played his way into the second round in the process.
25 176 Atlanta Braves Nick DeSantiago C Blinn (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
Nick DeSantiago's pretty line-drive swing from the left side of the plate and his arm strength give him intriguing potential as a catcher. The 6-foot, 200-pounder has a lot of work to do to remain behind the plate, as he has a slow release and iffy receiving skills.
26 177 San Francisco Giants Chris Marlowe RHP Oklahoma State Okla. $145,000
Burch Smith (then at Howard JC) and Marlowe (Navarro JC) ranked as the top junior college prospects in Texas last year, and now they're the best college prospects in Oklahoma. Marlowe averaged 17.3 strikeouts per nine innings at Navarro, a rate that would have led all juco pitchers had he worked enough innings to qualify. He has been just as devastating at Oklahoma State, and his 15.5 whiffs per nine in the regular season would top NCAA Division I if he had enough innings. Both his fastball and curveball can be plus-plus pitches at times, though he relies on the latter too much. He pitches at 92-95 mph and tops out at 97 with his fastball, and he throws his curve at 83-84 mph. Though he's athletic, Marlowe isn't physical at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He has some effort in his delivery, which hampers his ability to throw strikes, and isn't as sharp when used on consecutive days. A 21st-round pick of the Blue Jays a year ago, Marlowe should be one of the first relievers drafted in 2011.
27 178 Minnesota Twins Tyler Grimes SS Wichita State Kan. $132,900
Grimes has better all-around tools than most college shortstops, and a club that thinks he can improve his consistency may be tempted to pop him as early as the second or third round. He excels at getting on base, ranking among the NCAA Division I leaders in both walks (49, 10th in the nation) and getting hit by pitches (19, 13th) during the regular season. The 5-foot-11, 181-pounder also has more bat speed than most middle infielders, though that can work against him. He takes a huge cut from the right side of the plate, leading to too many strikeouts (57 in 227 at-bats) and lower batting averages (he's a career .283 hitter at Wichita State). Grimes has plus speed and uses it well on the bases in the field. He also has a strong arm and can make nifty plays at shortstop, but he also plays out of control at times. He committed 28 errors in 60 regular-season games after making a total of 25 in his first two years with the Shockers.
28 179 New York Yankees Greg Bird C Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo. Colo. $1,100,000
Greg Bird first put himself on the scouting radar when he was the catcher for righthander Kevin Gausman, who is now at Louisiana State. Bird has a 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame and mostly played first base this year, and that's where he projects as a pro. There's obvious strength in his lefthanded swing. It can get a little long at times, but he has good bat speed and gets plenty of loft and backspin on the ball. If he could catch, he would be a much more attractive prospect, but as a first baseman scouts aren't quite sold on his bat, so Bird will likely have to go prove himself at Arkansas.
29 180 Tampa Bay Rays J.D. Davis 3B Elk Grove (Calif.) HS Calif.
At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, third baseman J.D. Davis is a good hitter with a lot of strength and above-average power. His swing is more about strength than pure bat speed, which concerns some scouts. He also has a stocky body with a thick lower half and will have to watch his conditioning as he gets older. He is already seen as a baseclogger. Davis also pitches and has been up to 93 mph off the mound, with a curveball and a changeup. His arm strength and body type make scouts think he might be worth trying at catcher. Davis is committed to Cal State Fullerton.
30 181 Philadelphia Phillies Mitch Walding SS St. Mary's HS, Stockton, Calif. Calif. $800,000
As the quarterback for his high school football team, Mitchell Walding didn't get many looks last summer or fall. Then he had a stress fracture in his right foot at the end of April, though he returned in mid-May when his team was in the playoffs. He has a lot of things that scouts like. With a 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame, Walding he's athletic and agile for his size, with fringy speed. While evaluators aren't convinced he will remain at shortstop long-term, he'll at least get a chance to stay there. He has average arm strength, and it could get better if teams can fix a hitch in his throwing motion. Walding is a good student with a lot of passion for the game. He hits from the left side and he has good bat speed, sound swing mechanics and a patient approach. He tracks the ball well, letting it travel deep, and is comfortable taking the ball the other way. He doesn't have a lot of power yet, but most scouts think it's in there. Walding could go in the fourth to sixth round and will spend this summer in the West Coast League. If he does not sign, he is committed to Oregon.