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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 182 Pittsburgh Pirates Daniel Gamache 3B Auburn Ala. $125,000
Gamache had a hand injury late in the season that required surgery and ended his year early. He hit just .265 in Southeastern Conference play but has solid athleticism and is willing to take a walk. Gamache has good enough hands and arm strength to stay at third base.
2 183 Seattle Mariners James Zamarripa OF Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) HS Calif. $200,000
James Zamarripa has an athletic, compact frame at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds. His lefthanded swing has some strength, though he does not project as a big power hitter. He's a good runner with a strong arm and a nose for the ball in center field. He's committed to San Diego State.
3 184 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Price RHP South Carolina S.C.
Price and roommate Jackie Bradley will never have to buy a beer in South Carolina after the careers they've had for the Gamecocks. Price broke his right wrist in March of his freshman year and got a medical redshirt, then became the closer for the 2010 Gamecocks, picking up the victory in the College World Series clincher and striking out 80 in 53 innings. He had more saves (15 to 10) but had been less dominant in 2011, with 56 strikeouts in 42 innings. He's had to pitch to contact more as his fastball velocity has fluctuated. After hitting a lot of 95s and 96s last season, he's lived more at 91-92 mph this season, with occasional bursts of more velocity. His slider has been an average pitch for him this year, and at times it plays up. Scouts note he pitches better with more on the line and feeds off adrenaline. Price is maxed out physically but throws strikes with two pitches that can be plus at their best. He has moxie and big-game experience to spare.
4 185 Baltimore Orioles Nick Delmonico 3B Farragut HS, Knoxville Tenn. $1,525,000
Delmonico comes from a baseball family. His father Rod was Tennessee's head coach for 18 seasons until 2007, and his brother Tony hit .374 for Florida State's 2008 College World Series team before embarking on a pro career with the Dodgers. Tony moved to catcher as a pro, and Nicky also has a chance to catch. Scouts aren't completely sold on his defensive ability, but he has the body and arm strength for the position. Delmonico is maxed out physically at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and is 19 years old. He had a tough spring, hitting six home runs but disappointing scouts with his lack of impact offensively. His value is in his bat, and his swing has become more stiff in the last year, perhaps as a result of a nagging back injury he had from lifting weights. Some scouts consider his swing mechanical, while others believe he just lost bat speed due to draft pressure and trying too hard. Those who believe in Delmonico believe his above-average instincts, plus arm and adequate receiving skills will keep him behind the plate, making him an above-average offensive player for the position if his bat bounces back. He's signed to Georgia.
5 186 Kansas City Royals Cesar Ogando LHP Caribbean (P.R.) JC P.R. $150,000
Lefthander Cesar Ogando is a physical 6-foot-3 18-year-old who was eligible for the draft last year but wasn't selected. He's playing at a local junior college and touched 94 mph in the Excellence Games, a showcase event, in early May.
6 187 Washington Nationals Taylor Hill RHP Vanderbilt Tenn. $36,000
Hill has pitched in Vanderbilt's rotation for most of his four seasons on campus. A 30th-round pick of the Indians last year, he didn't sign and has maintained his rotation spot despite the Commodores' tremendous pitching depth. Hill earned and has kept his spot due to his ability to pound the strike zone with four pitches, and he has been rewarded with fewer home runs allowed due in part to the new bats. Hill's fastball has sink and boring action and can reach 93-94 mph, though he usually sits 87-92. His slider and changeup are solid-average secondary pitches, and every once in a while he'll mix in a split-finger pitch. Big and physical at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Hill profiles as an innings-eating, back-of-the-rotation starter.
7 188 Cleveland Indians Bryson Myles OF Stephen F. Austin State Texas $112,500
Myles has put up some of the gaudiest numbers in college baseball this spring, leading NCAA Division I with 50 stolen bases and drawing Kirby Puckett comparisons while batting .413 and setting Stephen F. Austin State records for hits (92) and steals in a season and career. Built like a barrel at 6 feet and 225 pounds, Myles originally intended to play linebacker at Texas Christian but wound up spending the first two years of his college career in Weatherford (Texas) JC's baseball program. A righthanded hitter, he has quick hands and plenty of strength, but he employs an all-or-nothing swing that more advanced pitchers may be able to exploit. Despite his steal totals, Myles isn't a blazer. He has plus speed and good instincts on the bases, though he has been caught 13 times this spring. He's a fringy defender whose below-average arm relegates him to left field, so his bat and baserunning will have to carry him. Teams have passed him over in the draft for three straight years, but that won't happen again in 2011.
8 189 Chicago Cubs Neftali Rosario C Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R. $150,000
Neftali Rosario has a good throwing arm, showing 1.9-second pop times, a solid body at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, and surprising power, as he hit eight home runs this spring.
9 190 Houston Astros Brandon Meredith OF San Diego State Calif. $150,000
Some scouts are bullish on San Diego State outfielder Brandon Meredith, while others are lukewarm. A physical specimen at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Meredith looked like a potential high-round pick after hitting .383/.484/.542 with seven homers and 54 RBIs as a sophomore in 2010, but a blister problem and a lack of lineup protection helped cause him to slump to .272/.418/.471 with five homers and 38 RBIs in an uneven junior year. Scouts who like him say he's a quality athlete with above-average speed and above-average raw power, while others peg him as just a decent athlete with average speed and average raw power. His short, line-drive swing gives him at least a chance to be an average hitter, but he has holes and still tends to chase breaking balls at times. He has made a concerted effort to improve his plate discipline, with 40 walks and 46 strikeouts in 191 at-bats this spring. A corner outfielder by trade, he has played first base (and looked bad there) and even center field (and looked surprisingly good) this spring. He projects as a fringe-average defensive left fielder with a similar arm. Enough scouts like him that he could go as high as the third to fifth round but the consensus has him in the fifth to eight
10 191 Milwaukee Brewers Danny Keller RHP Newbury Park HS, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Calif. $150,000
Projectable 6-foot-6, 185-pound righthander Danny Keller was one of the stars of November's Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star Game, showing a 91-92 mph two-seam fastball and a sharp three-quarters curve. The breaking ball had less power at February's MLB Urban Youth Invitational, and his feel for pitching did not impress scouts as the spring progressed. He struggled to throw strikes, thanks in part to an unrefined delivery that includes some head violence. He has arm strength--he topped out at 93 this spring--and upside, and a club could take a shot at him as high as the fifth- to seventh-round range, though he seems to fit better a few rounds later than that. He is committed to Cal State Northridge.
11 192 New York Mets Joe Tuschak OF Northern HS, Dillsburg, Pa. Pa. $250,000
As the draft drew closer, outfielder Joe Tuschak generated more buzz among scouts and now could sneak into the first 15 rounds. He's a lefthanded-hitting center fielder who is committed to Coastal Carolina. His best tool is speed and he has a solid frame at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. He also played quarterback in high school and figures to be a project if he turns pro now.
12 193 Florida Marlins Charlie Lowell LHP Wichita State Kan. $200,000
In Lowell and Brian Flynn, Wichita State has two big-bodied lefthanders who will get selected in the early rounds of the 2011 draft. The Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the year, Lowell is the better prospect because he's more polished and has had more consistent success. He set a Missouri state record by finishing his high school career with 57 straight scoreless innings in 2008, and has experienced few speed bumps with the Shockers. He missed six weeks with a strained forearm a year ago, but returned before the end of the season and ranked as the top prospect in the Jayhawk League during the summer. Six-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Lowell delivers 90-95 mph fastballs on a tough angle to the plate. His hard slider is a solid second pitch, and he also uses a serviceable changeup. He generally repeats his delivery well and throws strikes, though his command is no better than average.
13 194 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Barlow RHP Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, Calif. Calif. $150,000
Scott Barlow is a rangy, long-limbed righthander with loads of projection once he fills out his 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame. The Fresno State signee is a good athlete with a loose high three-quarters arm action. His fastball velocity is no better than fringe-average currently, but he figures to throw harder in time. He also has good feel for a big-breaking curveball.
14 195 Los Angeles Angels Austin Wood RHP Southern California Calif. $180,000
Wood's track record has never matched his premium arm strength. A 36th-round pick of the Astros in 2008 out of high school in Florida, Wood didn't sign and went to Florida State, where he posted a 6.35 ERA and walked 25 in 23 innings as a freshman. He transferred to St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC and pitched his way out of rotation, though his upside still prompted the Rays to draft him in the fourth round last year. He finally performed in the Cape Cod League last summer, leading the circuit in opponent average (.144), ranking second in ERA (0.74) and touching 99 mph in the all-star game at Fenway Park. He transferred to Southern California and has reverted to his inconsistent ways. Wood looks the part of a big league workhorse, with a 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame. His fastball has ranged from 92-96 mph this spring, yet hitters often square it up. His control has improved, but he still falls behind in counts too often and struggles to spot his fastball, which does have good arm-side run. Scouts see him as a one-pitch reliever because his secondary stuff is below-average at best. He had success with his changeup in the Cape, and he flashed a decent one this spring, but it has regressed as he has focused on developing his curveball. He has a tendency to cast the curve, which lacks late action. Wood's arm strength and body will get him drafted somewhere inside the top five rounds, but he still has a long way to go to become a pitcher who can get outs consistently.
15 196 Oakland Athletics Dayton Alexander OF Feather River (Calif.) JC Calif. $125,000
Outfielder Dayton Alexander is the cousin of Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino and shows similar speed and excellent defense in center field. He's a righthanded hitter who has gap power but gets a little too pull-happy at the plate. If he learns to use all fields, his speed could make him a serious threat. Alexander is committed to Washington.
16 197 Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins OF Howard (Texas) JC Texas $210,000
Collins, who started his college career at Baylor and is committed to Texas Christian for 2011, is a lefthanded hitter with plenty of bat speed and a knock for barreling the ball.
17 198 Colorado Rockies Chris Jensen RHP San Diego Calif. $135,000
Jensen has spent most of his college career as a reliever thanks to inconsistent command, but he made 11 starts in his 17 appearances this spring, going 3-6, 3.84 with 70 strikeouts and 34 walks in 75 innings. He has a strong arm, regularly sitting 92-93 mph and touching 94-95 now and then. He flashes a good power slurve, though it flattens out at times, and he mixes in an occasional split-finger. Scouts say his short, rigid arm action and high slot hamper his command.
18 199 Toronto Blue Jays Anthony DeSclafani RHP Florida Fla. $250,000
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound DeSclafani throws hard at 93-96 mph out of the bullpen with surprising feel for a slider. DeSclafani's control is short and his fastball flattens out, and despite his big stuff and loose arm, he gets hit hard.
19 200 St. Louis Cardinals Adam Ehrlich C Campbell Hall HS, North Hollywood, Calif. Calif. $150,000
Ehrlich, a Loyola Marymount recruit, played in the Area Code Games last summer and he kicked off the spring at the MLB Urban Youth Invitational in Compton. He has plenty of strength in his sturdy 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame, but he is stiff at the plate and behind the plate. He has good arm strength but lacks good footwork, agility and throwing accuracy. He also lacks bat speed and seldom pulls balls with any authority, preferring to go the opposite way.
20 201 Chicago White Sox Marcus Semien SS California Calif. $130,000
Semien is a steady defender with sure hands and some arm strength, though he may lack the first-step quickness to stay at shortstop. He's an average runner. He hit well last year and in the Northwoods League last summer, but scouts have questions about his bat. He didn't do anything to quell doubters this year, hitting .260/.357/.380.
21 202 Boston Red Sox Miguel Pena LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $85,000
Lefthander Miguel Pena is essentially the same pitcher he was when the Nationals made him a surprise fifth-round pick out of high school two years ago. He's still 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, and he still has an 88-91 mph fastball, a sharp curveball and a solid changeup. He repeats his clean delivery well, allowing him to throw strikes with ease. He won 25 games in two years at San Jacinto, though getting sent home from the Cape Cod League last summer for disciplinary reasons hurts his cause. A 13th-round pick of the Padres in 2010, he should go in roughly the same area of the 2011 draft. If he doesn't sign, he'll attend Lubbock Christian.
22 203 San Diego Padres Kyle Gaedele OF Valparaiso Ind. $125,000
The shortest player in major league history, 3-foot-7 Eddie Gaedel, got one at-bat as a publicity stunt concocted by Hall of Fame owner Bill Veeck. Gaedel was roughly half the size of his great-nephew Kyle, a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder who's a lock to surpass former major leaguer Lloyd McClendon (eighth round, 1980) as the highest-drafted player ever from Valparaiso. Gaedel has a major league body, though his tools stand out more than his skills. He has plus raw power but he generates it more with pure strength than with bat speed. His righthanded swing gets long at times and he shows inconsistent recognition of breaking balls. Gaedel helped his cause by performing well with wood bats in the Northwoods League last summer. He's more than just a bat, as he has plus speed and a chance to play center field. It's more likely he'll fit on a corner, and his fringy arm fits better in left field. Gaedel generates mixed opinions. His biggest backers think he's a supplemental first-round talent, while others see him as a fourth-rounder.
23 204 Texas Rangers Derek Fisher OF Cedar Crest HS, Lebanon, Pa. Pa.
Heading into the spring, Fisher looked like he could sneak into the first round thanks to his bat and body. Terrible weather in Pennsylvania has made it tough for scouts to get a good look at him, however, and Fisher has been inconsistent when he has played. He has swung and missed a lot, been too aggressive on balls out of the zone and not aggressive enough on strikes. He has an extra load at the plate this spring and now it seems to be a mental block. When he is on, Fisher shows an above-average bat with above-average power. He has a strong frame at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds and has shown good speed in the past. He plays center field now but eventually will get too big and will have to move to left field, and he should provide solid defense there. He is committed to Virginia and isn't considered an easy sign, but he could still go in the first two rounds if scouts see him perform well before the draft.
24 205 Cincinnati Reds Sean Buckley 3B St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla. $125,000
The son of Reds scouting director Chris Buckley, Sean has interesting righthanded power and a chance to stay at third base, though he may be a better fit in right field. He has present strength and an average to plus throwing arm, and he also could go out in the first 15 rounds.
25 206 Atlanta Braves Mark Lamm RHP Vanderbilt Tenn. $60,000
Lamm is a Tommy John surgery alumnus and fifth-year senior with a 6-foot-4, 215 pound frame. Lamm works at 90-93 mph at his best in relief outings and incorporates a hard slider at 83-85 and a good changeup.
26 207 San Francisco Giants Josh Osich LHP Oregon State Ore. $450,000
Scouts have always loved Osich's arm strength and body, and he was a seventh-round pick of the Angels last year, even though he didn't throw a pitch following Tommy John surgery. After showing what he can do when healthy, he should go significantly higher this time around. A key component to Oregon State's weekend rotation, Osich matched his career innings pitched total for the Beavers in the fifth inning of his no-hitter against UCLA on April 30. His repertoire mostly consists of a 93-94 mph heater that he can dial up to 97 and a changeup, though he started mixing in a breaking ball this spring. His changeup and command have both improved, and the breaking ball took his game to a new level. His power arsenal, injury history and age (22) mean a team will likely put Osich on a fast track to the big leagues as a reliever, where he has the stuff, work ethic and mental toughness to succeed.
27 208 Minnesota Twins Dereck Rodriguez OF Pace (Fla.) HS Fla. $130,000
Ivan Rodriguez's son has a wiry, athletic frame that attracted scouts, as well as an above-average arm and average to a tick-above average speed. Scouts were divided on whether his bat was ready for pro ball.
28 209 New York Yankees Jake Cave OF Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, Va. Va. $800,000
Cave was a big reason scouts were excited to cover Virginia this spring, but he and several others had seen their stock fall this spring. A legitimate two-way prospect, Cave has scouts divided on whether he projects better on the mound or in the outfield. As a hitter, he shows bat speed, but he has a loop in his swing that could be a long-term problem. He has a lean frame at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and figures to move to a corner as he fills out. He also lacks the speed for center field. If he concentrates on hitting, his arm would allow him to stick in right field, though he might not have the power to profile there. On the mound, Cave ranges from 86-93 mph with his fastball, usually sitting around 90-91 and touching 94. His best offspeed pitch is a changeup. He has tinkered with a slider this season, but it needs work and scouts haven't seen it much. While some like his aggressive makeup, others describe it as reckless and immature. He's committed to Louisiana State, where he would contribute on both sides of the ball.
29 210 Tampa Bay Rays Jake Floethe RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif. $105,000
A reliever on Fresno State's 2008 national title team, Floethe missed 2010 after Tommy John surgery and transferred to Fullerton for his redshirt junior year this spring, going 6-3, 3.45 as a starter and reliever. He has a physical 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame and average fastball velocity, sitting at 90-91 and bumping 92-93 mph. At his best, his fastball has power sink, but sometimes it is less lively. His slider can be average, though when he uses a lower arm slot his stuff has a tendency to flatten out. He also works in a serviceable changeup. Most scouts think he profiles better as a reliever.
30 211 Philadelphia Phillies Zach Wright C East Carolina N.C.
The Pirates' top position player prospect is catcher Zach Wright. He's a physical 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and has been solid behind the plate. He has good power, leading the Pirates with 13 home runs, and like all catchers could go higher than expected based on the lack of depth at the position.