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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 212 Pittsburgh Pirates Jake Burnette RHP Buford (Ga.) HS Ga. $550,000
Georgia Tech's recruiting class has plenty of projectable arms, starting with righthander Jake Burnette, whose older brother Chase played outfield for the Yellow Jackets. He is a lean 6-foot-4, 185-pounder who was a fine high school basketball player, helping Buford reach the state 2-A title game. His frame, long arms and big hands portend his stuff will get a grade better in the future. He has a clean delivery that produces 86-88 mph fastballs and soft curveballs presently. He could take off once he gives up basketball.
2 213 Seattle Mariners Steve Proscia 3B Virginia Va. $160,000
Proscia attended New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep for high school, when he was a third baseman on a team that finished No. 2 in the country in 2008, as well as a wide receiver and defensive back for the nationally ranked football team. At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, he is a physical athlete. He doesn't move well laterally but has a chance to stay at third base thanks to a strong arm, soft hands and ability to come in on balls. He can handle the bat, though sometimes he swings too much with his upper body and shoulders rather than letting his hands work. He has solid power, tying teammate John Hicks with five home runs for the team lead in Virginia's expansive ballpark.
3 214 Arizona Diamondbacks Ben Roberts OF Sentinel HS, Missoula, Mont. Mont.
Like Brandon Nimmo, outfielder Ben Roberts' high school doesn't play baseball. And like Nimmo, he's a big fish in a tiny pond, so just the fact that he's from Montana has helped add to his hype. He was generating late interest with predraft workouts and could go as high as the fifth round. He's a three-sport athlete who plays wide receiver and had football scholarship offers from Boise State and other schools on the West Coast. He also plays basketball, where he has no problem throwing down dunks. He stands out physically with his chiseled, 6-foot-4, 200-pound physique, though his athleticism doesn't show up on the baseball field yet. Roberts has average bat speed and raw power now, but scouts can dream on his tools and what he could do with better coaching when he focuses his attention on one sport. He's a fringe-average runner, and his arm is below-average, so he's likely destined for left field, in which case the bat really has to play. Roberts has faced as little quality pitching as any player in the draft, so he'll have a steep learning curve, whether that's in pro ball or at Washington State.
4 215 Baltimore Orioles Trent Howard LHP Central Michigan Mich. $125,000
Trent Howard turned in some spectacular outings this spring, including a two-hit shutout of Indiana on Central Michigan's swing through Florida, a 13-strikeout gem against Miami (Ohio) and a duel with Kent State Andrew Chafin in which Howard fanned the first nine batters. He probably still will be the state's top draft pick, but he looked like a lock until he came down with biceps tendinitis in late April. After taking a week off, he got hit hard in two of his final three starts. A 6-foot-2, 198-pound lefthander, Howard is a craftsman who mixes four pitches. His sinker sits at 86-89 mph and touches the low 90s, his changeup is effective against both lefties and righties, and his slider acts like a cutter. He also has a curveball he can throw for strikes. His command is more notable than any of his individual offerings, and at times he gets too rotational in his delivery, which cause his stuff to flatten out. Howard's ceiling is no more than that of a No. 4 starter, but he has a good chance of reaching it.
5 216 Kansas City Royals Kellen Moen RHP Oregon Ore. $45,000
Righthander Kellen Moen has pitched well out of the Oregon bullpen, leading the team with a .185 opponent average, and should be a solid senior sign. He pitches between 90-93 mph and can touch 94. He has a good changeup and a sharp curveball. He needs to show better feel for the curveball and throw it for strikes more often, but it has the tight rotation scouts like to see. He'll likely get a chance to start in the minor leagues.
6 217 Washington Nationals Brian Dupra RHP Notre Dame Ind. $35,000
After hitting 96 mph in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2009, righthander Brian Dupra was supposed to be the state's top pitching prospect last year. Instead, he lost his stuff and his confidence and slid to the Tigers in the 11th round. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder made a huge turnaround this year and established himself as one of the better senior signs available in the entire draft. He turned in 11 quality starts in 15 outings, posting a 3.10 ERA that was less than half of the 6.40 ERA mark he had to show for the first three years of his college career. Dupra's fastball sits at 90-92 mph and touches 95 into the late innings, and scouts think it will play up if he comes out of the bullpen as projected in pro ball. He has more of a true slider than a slurve now, keeping hitters from sitting on his fastball, though it still needs more consistency. His command has improved too, and his changeup is effective enough that he'll probably get the chance to make it as a starter after he signs.
7 218 Cleveland Indians Eric Haase C Divine Child HS, Dearborn, Mich. Mich. $580,000
Eric Haase is the best high school position prospect in Michigan, but scouts believe he's not ready for pro ball and needs to go play for three years at Ohio State. He has some strength and has more athleticism than most catchers, but it's uncertain he'll hold up behind the plate at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds. He didn't even catch regularly for his high school team. He has some strength in his righthanded swing, but he may not have the bat speed to fare well against better pitching.
8 219 Chicago Cubs Trevor Gretzky 1B Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, Calif. Calif. $375,000
Long-levered and projectable at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne, has plenty of holes in his swing, and his feel for hitting needs to improve. But he does have power projection and natural hand-eye coordination. He's a poor runner who has a long way to go defensively at first base, and he's likely to wind up at San Diego State.
9 220 Houston Astros Javaris Reynolds OF King HS, Tampa Fla. $150,000
Reynolds is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound lefthanded hitter with athleticism and above-average speed. He's physical and generates good bat speed. His raw approach at the plate and inconsistent swing may lead him to spend two years in rookie ball, but his upside is intriguing. He's committed to the State JC of Florida, formerly known as Manatee JC.
10 221 Milwaukee Brewers David Goforth RHP Mississippi Miss. $100,000
Goforth showed mid-90s velocity and thrived in a set-up role as a freshman in 2009, striking out 36 in 35 innings. He was a draft-eligible sophomore last season and imploded when he moved into a part-time starting role, with an 8.41 ERA. He couldn't throw his secondary pitches for strikes, but remedied that in 2011 when he added a cut fastball. Goforth's four-seamer still has plenty of giddy-up, at times reaching 97 mph even when he starts. He can throw strikes with the cutter, which sits 88-92 mph and gives him a power pitch with life. His four-seam fastball tends to flatten out. He still throws a curveball and changeup on occasion, but his approach is mostly to overpower hitters. He's thrown a lot more strikes this year thanks in large part to the cutter, and should be able to pitch mostly off his fastball and cutter as a pro reliever. A 31st-round pick a year ago, Goforth should go out in the fifth-round range this season.
11 222 New York Mets Cole Frenzel 1B Arizona Ariz. $200,000
It was a banner year in the Dakotas--and the crop is even more impressive if you consider players that have since moved on to other states, like righthander Sam Wolff at JC of Southern Nevada and first baseman Cole Frenzel at Arizona. Frenzel was a 48th-round pick out of Dickinson (N.D.) High in 2009 and is now a draft-eligible sophomore. Frenzel shows some raw power, but mostly uses a flat, line-drive approach and doesn't utilize his lower half much in his swing. He has the arm strength to tempt a team to use him at third base, but probably winds up at first base, where his bat doesn't profile as well.
12 223 Florida Marlins Ryan Rieger 1B JC of the Sequoias (Calif.) Calif. $200,000
First baseman Ryan Rieger transferred to College of the Sequoias after spending a season at Santa Clara and shows a good feel for hitting with some power with wood. If he doesn't sign, he'll be back in Division I next year at Long Beach State.
13 224 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Woodward OF Coastal Carolina S.C. $50,000
Scott Woodward should get picked. Woodward is physical (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and a plus runner who has played the outfield and third base in his career. He's a lefthanded hitter whose bat wrap and swing path lead to plenty of swings and misses.
14 225 Los Angeles Angels Abel Baker C Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas $110,000
The state's other Juco World Series participant is Grayson County, whose top prospect is catcher Abel Baker. His bases-loaded triple broke open the regional championship game against Howard. Baker, who spent 2010 at Baylor, offers lefthanded power and decent catch-and-throw skills. His brother Aaron is a first baseman in the Pirates system, and their grandfather Jerry Mays played in two Super Bowls and was an all-American Football League performer as an offensive and defensive lineman.
15 226 Oakland Athletics Blake Treinen RHP South Dakota State S.D. $52,500
Treinen's story is the most improbable among Baseball America's Top 200 Draft Prospects. He didn't play in an official game in the first three years of his college career, which began in 2007 with a stint on the junior varsity team at Baker (Kan.), an NAIA program. He attended Arkansas but didn't play baseball the next year, then had to sit out 2009 after transferring to South Dakota State. Treinen shocked scouts with his raw arm strength last spring, touching 94 mph, and has been even better in 2011. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has sat at 92-94 mph with his fastball, maintaining that velocity late into starts, and topped out at 97. His slider also has improved, showing the potential to become a plus pitch, and he has refined his control and command as well. His changeup is usable but will require more work in pro ball. Treinen planned on signing with the Marlins as a 23rd-round pick last year, but Florida backed away after a physical led to questions about his shoulder. Treinen has never had arm problems and has much less mileage on his arm than a typical 22-year-old pitcher. He has a chance to become the highest-drafted player ever from the Dakotas, a distinction currently held by fellow South Dakota State righthander Wade Adamson, a Twins fourth-round pick in 1978.
16 227 Detroit Tigers Brian Flynn LHP Wichita State Kan. $125,000
Though Flynn has been inconsistent at Wichita State, winning just seven games in two seasons sandwiched around a redshirt year in 2010 when he was academically ineligible, he remains intriguing because he's a 6-foot-8, 239-pound lefthander who operates in the low 90s and can reach 95 mph with his fastball. His size allows him to throw on a steep downward plane. Flynn's future depends on his ability to develop his secondary pitches. He scrapped his curveball and had some success with a slider, generating momentum in April that might have carried him into the first rounds had he not slumped in May. His slider isn't always reliable, and neither is his changeup or control. His size and plus velocity still could get him picked in the first five rounds, though teams also may be leery of the extra leverage he possesses as a draft-eligible sophomore.
17 228 Colorado Rockies Harold Riggins 1B North Carolina State N.C. $125,000
First baseman Harold Riggins has worked hard to improve his body and now stands a strong 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. He has well above-average raw power and is a good athlete, providing solid defense at first base. He has good bat speed, though he doesn't handle breaking stuff and his swing will need adjustments to work in pro ball. In 191 at-bats this year, Riggins was hitting .304/.433/.424 with 63 strikeouts.
18 229 Toronto Blue Jays Christian Lopes SS Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif. $800,000
Lopes matured early and has been a nationally prominent player for a long time. As a high school freshman he looked like a future first-round pick, but he never developed premium tools and other Southern California high schoolers have leapfrogged him. Some scouts compare Lopes to former Cal State Fullerton star Christian Colon at the same stage of his development, though others scoff at that comparison, saying he lacks Colon's competitive fire, instincts and defensive ability. Lopes does play hard and is instinctive, but not to an extraordinary degree. He played shortstop in high school and could play there if he winds up in college at Southern California, but scouts project him as a second baseman in pro ball. He has good hands and smooth infield actions, but he tends to sit back on balls and sometimes adds unnecessary flash. He was an average runner when he was younger, but as his 6-foot, 180-pound body has matured his speed has regressed to well below-average. He lacks the range for shortstop but should be all right at second, where his fringe-average arm should play. Lopes' best tool is his righthanded bat. He has an advanced approach for a high schooler and does a good job using the opposite field, though scouts would like him to tinker less with his swing. Assessments of his power potential range from below-average to average. With his lengthy track record and feel for the game, Lopes has a chance to be drafted in the top five rounds, but he might find himself a victim of overexposure and wind up at USC.
19 230 St. Louis Cardinals Nick Martini OF Kansas State Kan. $125,000
Martini set an NCAA Division I record by reaching base in 93 straight games in 2010-11, and that's what he does best, as he's a gifted lefthanded hitter with quick hands, a line-drive swing and good command of the strike zone. He works counts, makes consistent contact and uses the opposite field well. His instincts allow his solid speed to play up on the bases. Martini is 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, and most of his power comes to the gaps. He has played both left and center field for Kansas State, and though he gets good jumps, his range fits better in left field. His arm is average. Because Martini doesn't have a plus tool besides his bat, he may profile better as a fourth outfielder than as a big league regular. Nevertheless, his hitting ability should get him drafted in the first five rounds or so.
20 231 Chicago White Sox Kevan Smith C Pittsburgh Pa. $60,000
Smith provides a little more value than other Pennsylvania college bats this year because he's a catcher. He has a football background and is a strong, physical player whose power trumps his hitting despite leading the team with a .406 average in 192 at-bats. He receives well enough and could profile well as a backup.
21 232 Boston Red Sox Cody Kukuk LHP Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan. Kan. $800,000
In addition to being the best athlete in the draft, Bubba Starling is also the best high school pitcher in Kansas. Among those whose future will be on the mound, however, Kukuk stands out. He's a projectable 6-foot-4, 190-pound lefthander whose best days are ahead of him. For most of the spring, he pitched at 88-91 mph with good armside run on a fastball that has reached 93 in the past. He also shows a hard slider at times, though it gets slurvy. His changeup is a work in progress. Kukuk's biggest need is consistency, as his release point varies and affects the quality of his pitches and his control. In an effort to throw more strikes, he tried using a more compact delivery, frustrating scouts who wanted to see him cut loose as he had in the past. Though he's far from a finished product, loose and athletic lefties with quality arms are hard to ignore. A Kansas recruit, he could get popped as early as the third round.
22 233 San Diego Padres Matt Wisler RHP Bryan (Ohio) HS Ohio $500,000
Righthander Matt Wisler stands out as easily the best high school prospect in Ohio, but scouts don't think they can sign him away from Ohio State. The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder flashed a low-90s fastball on the showcase circuit last summer, but more often pitched at 86-88 mph for much of the spring before a strong finish. He also has shown a promising curveball and slider in the past, but both breaking pitches regressed in the early going. If he adds strength and consistency, he could be an early-round pick in 2014.
23 234 Texas Rangers Max Pentecost C Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga. Ga.
Pentecost got plenty of early exposure with his solid athleticism and intriguing bat. An elbow injury in April turned out to require Tommy John surgery, but a similar injury didn't keep fellow Georgia prep catcher Luke Bailey from getting picked two years ago. Pentecost doesn't have Bailey's track record, though. He's committed to Kennesaw State.
24 235 Cincinnati Reds James Allen RHP Kansas State Kan. $125,000
Righthander James Allen entered NCAA regionals ranked third in the nation with 17 saves, a new Kansas State record, and he broke the Wildcats career record with 31. Though he's just 6 feet and 197 pounds, Allen generates a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 94, doing so with a smooth delivery that seems to make his heater get on batters even more quickly. He has improved his slider, giving him a solid second pitch, and he has thrown strikes for three years at Kansas State.
25 236 Atlanta Braves Cody Martin RHP Gonzaga Wash. $45,000
Righthander Cody Martin was a 20th-round pick by the Twins last year as a junior, but he returned to school and significantly raised his stock. He moved to the bullpen this year and showed a 90-94 mph fastball and a mid-80s slider, compiling a 0.86 ERA in 25 appearances. Martin has a durable, 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame and mixes in a quality curveball and changeup, so he may get a chance to start again as a pro
26 237 San Francisco Giants Ray Black RHP Pittsburgh Pa. $225,000
Righthander Ray Black just missed the BA Top 200, thanks in part to the difficulty scouts had in seeing him. While Black has some of the hardest stuff on the East Coast this year, Pittsburgh has used him sparingly in relief, and one scout failed to catch an appearance after watching six games. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Black is a pure power guy. He can sit 94-97 mph with his fastball while mixing in an average to plus slider in the mid-80s. He doesn't always know where his pitches are going, however, and opponents were hitting .280 against him. In 18 innings, he was 1-1, 6.62 with four saves, 24 walks and 30 strikeouts, though he did have only one wild pitch and no hit batters. Black had Tommy John surgery coming out of high school and redshirted as a freshman. He also missed time with a knee injury and pitched just 17 innings in 2010. The team that buys into his stuff will bank on the idea that Black is just raw.
27 238 Minnesota Twins Steven Gruver LHP Tennessee Tenn. $125,000
Tennessee's disappointing season should still end with a few players getting drafted, starting with lefthander Steven Gruver, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder. Gruver excited scouts by touching 93 mph in fall practice, then deflated them by sitting in the 84-88 mph range all spring. He also throws strikes with his curveball, slider and changeup. None of them is above-average, and Gruver's control is better than his command. If his fastball were firmer or his command more precise, he could move into the first five rounds; instead, he's more likely to go from rounds 10-15.
28 239 New York Yankees Bubba Jones 1B Edmonds-Woodway HS, Edmonds, Wash. Wash. $350,000
Jones was the pop-up prep bat in the Northwest. Scouts like his strength and lefthanded swing, but the big question is where he winds up defensively. He spent some time at catcher in high school, but he profiles better at first base, as he's not athletic enough to remain behind the plate as a pro. Jones has a short, swing with strong wrists. He has a little bit of an uppercut bat path, but shows good bat speed, though most of his power is presently to the pull side. If Jones doesn't sign, he's committed to Arizona.
29 240 Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Carpenter LHP Gonzaga Wash. $200,000
Gonzaga lefthander Ryan Carpenter has been an enigma for scouts. He's 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds and has touched 97 mph in the past, though he has been around 89-92 early in starts this year and even as low as 84. He had mediocre results his first two years at Gonzaga, though he was always impressive in summer ball against wood bats. In 2009, he led the Alaska League in strikeouts, and he came within five whiffs of leading the Cape Cod League last year. His time in the Cape helped him trust his fastball more, and he's working off it primarily for the first time this year. Statistically, Carpenter had his best year by far, going 8-2, 2.62 even though his stuff has been down. Carpenter also throws a big curveball, a slider that shows flashes of being a plus pitch and a changeup. The team that drafts Carpenter will be hoping that his size and relative youth will allow the stuff they've seen in the past to come back.
30 241 Philadelphia Phillies Ken Giles RHP Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz. $250,000
Coming into the season, Yavapai JC righthander Kenny Giles was a one-trick pony. Giles, 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, did not pitch as a high school senior because of elbow tendinitis and threw just 11 innings for New Mexico JC last year. He entered the year as just a thrower, having shown arm strength but little control or secondary pitches in the past. He turned a corner this spring, though, sitting 92-96 mph and touching 99. His fastball can get straight, but he has commanded it well and worked to improve his tempo on the mound. Giles also developed a splitter and has shown an 87-88 mph slider in bullpens and competitive batting practice sessions. Teams know he's raw, but his arm strength could land him as high as the third round. He is committed to Arizona, though scouts expect him to sign.