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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
1 1 Pittsburgh Pirates Gerrit Cole RHP UCLA $8,000,000
Cole had one of the best arms in the 2008 draft, when the Yankees drafted him in the first round, but he opted to attend UCLA. In three years with the Bruins, he has matured on and off the field, becoming a clubhouse leader as well as an ace for UCLA's national runner-up team as a sophomore. This spring, he has consistently shown the best pure stuff of any pitcher in this draft, and he has pounded the strike zone, though he struggled to command the inner half during a rough three-outing stretch in April, leading to a fairly pedestrian 5-7, 3.27 mark for the season. At his best, Cole throws three pitches that rate 70 or better on the 20-80 scouting scale. His four-seam fastball sits in the 94-97 range and tops out at 99, and he shows a 92-93 two-seamer that scouts would like to see him use more. His power slider ranges from 86-90 mph with good depth, and he has developed his 85-87 changeup into a third plus to plus-plus pitch this year, though it had more tumbling action earlier than the year than it did down the stretch. In high school, some scouts were concerned about the effort in Cole's delivery, but he has smoothed it out; most scouts generally regard it as clean, repeatable and simple now. He has a physical, durable frame and a competitive but composed mound demeanor--another change from his prep days. Scouts think Cole could rocket to the majors as a closer throwing 98-100 mph, but the consensus is that he has all the makings of a frontline starter.
1 3 Arizona Diamondbacks Trevor Bauer RHP UCLA $3,400,000
After graduating high school early to enroll at UCLA in the spring of 2009, Bauer quickly found his way into the Bruins' weekend rotation, and went on to break school records for career wins (32 and counting) and strikeouts (432) by the middle of his junior year. Bauer is as unconventional as he is dominant. He takes an intellectual approach to his craft, studying advanced concepts like biomechanics, effective velocity and pitch tunneling. He is a long-toss devotee who works with rubber tubes before and during his starts. He idolizes and patterns himself after another slight righthander with electric stuff: Tim Lincecum. Like Lincecum, he generates premium velocity using extreme torque, and while some scouts worry about the head movement and recoil in his delivery, others say his arm action is loose and his mechanics add deception. Bauer has the deepest repertoire of any pitcher in the draft. On his worst days, he still holds 91-93 mph fastball velocity deep into games, and he often tops out at 95-96. He has exceptional feel for a sharp, downer curveball that rates as plus to plus-plus. His changeup is above-average, and he mixes in an occasional split-finger and flashes a slider. He also throws what he calls a "reverse slider," which runs in on lefthanded hitters at 85-87 mph--and some scouts say that is plus, too. Bauer relishes striking hitters out, so he throws a lot of pitches. He usually works deep into games (and threw five straight complete games in April and May). That workload concerns some scouts, but others think his arm is in exceptional shape and point out that he conditions himself to throw a lot. He has top-of-the-rotation upside and could move quickly, but he is adamant about continuing his own training regimen in pro ball, which will turn some clubs off.
1 16 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Reed LHP Stanford $1,589,000
Last year was the first time since 1999 that Stanford didn't have a player selected in the first five rounds of the draft. That won't happen again this year because of Reed, who could go as high as the sandwich round. Reed is listed at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but scouts say he has grown and gained strength from last year to this year. His fastball varies from 89-91 mph some nights to 92-94 on others, and he has touched 96. He'll show a power slider and above-average changeup, but all of his stuff needs more consistency. That should come with experience. Reed has totaled just 68 innings at Stanford and has started only one game. His size, athleticism and three-pitch mix will tempt teams to give him a shot as a starter in pro ball.
1 25 San Diego Padres Joe Ross RHP Bishop O'Dowd HS, Oakland $2,750,000
Like Robert Stephenson, Ross' stuff has also been a little bit better this spring than it was on the showcase circuit this summer. Ross, whose older brother Tyson is a righthander for the Athletics, sat in the 91-93 mph range with his fastball this summer. This spring he's been as high as 96. The pitch has good life and comes out easily from Ross' smooth delivery. He has a hard curveball in the 78-80 mph range with 11-5 break and flashes a good changeup. While he doesn't have his brother's size, he still has a nice pitcher's frame at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. Ross is the total package--he is a quality athlete and he's also a very good student, so he'll likely be a tough pry away from his UCLA commitment.
1 27 Cincinnati Reds Robert Stephenson RHP Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif. $2,000,000
Stephenson has a long and loose 6-foot-2 frame, and he's not done growing yet so scouts see projection as he matures. He had a busy summer on the showcase circuit and then started off his senior season by throwing back-to-back no-hitters. His fastball sat in the the 90-92 mph range last summer, and he took things up a notch this spring, sitting 93-95 and touching 97. Stephenson has a smooth, athletic delivery and produces good hand speed. This has helped his curveball improve along with his fastball, and he's now throwing the pitch in the 78-80 mph range and commanding it well. He also mixes in an occasional changeup. Stephenson is just as gifted in the classroom as he is on the pitcher's mound, and he's Washington's biggest recruit in a long time. He has been working with Huskies assistant coach Jordon Twohig since he was 13, but the program's recent struggles and Stephenson's status as a possible first rounder make it unlikely he winds up on campus.
1s 35 Toronto Blue Jays Jake Anderson OF Chino (Calif.) HS $990,000
Anderson's stock soared after he won the home run derby at the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field last August, nearly putting a ball on Waveland Avenue in the final round. Scouts were frustrated they could not see Anderson play the outfield this spring, because Chino High had no other viable options at first base and used Anderson there. Tall and projectable at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, he is a long strider with solid-average speed under way, and he profiles either in center or right, where he should have adequate arm strength. Anderson is a physical specimen with plenty of leverage and solid-average to plus raw power potential in his slightly uphill swing. Scouts are not convinced his bat is ready for pro ball, as he struggles to recognize offspeed stuff and needs to learn how to make adjustments. But he has the ability to become an average hitter down the road. A top-five-rounds talent, Anderson is likely headed to school at Pepperdine, where he'll help anchor a strong recruiting class.
1s 36 Boston Red Sox Henry Owens LHP Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. $1,550,000
The top high school pitching prospect in Southern California by a landslide, Owens has a long track record of success against top competition in the biggest showcases and high school games. His 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame, easy arm action, deception, composure and advanced feel for pitching make him a potential late first-round or sandwich pick this June. Scouts have been waiting for his velocity to jump up from the 87-90 mph range for two years, and this spring it has bumped 94, though he still pitches at 88-91. He entered the spring with a loopy curveball as his second pitch, but his offspeed stuff has improved as the season progressed. His curveball has firmed up a bit, and midway through the spring he started throwing a slider and a low-80s cutter, demonstrating better feel for his craft. He also has a promising changeup, though he seldom uses it against overmatched high school hitters. Despite his size and arm action, scouts aren't convinced Owens has a ton of projection, and his lack of current plus stuff creates reservations.
1s 38 Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Martin SS Santiago HS, Corona, Calif. $860,000
Perhaps the most improved prep player in Southern California, Martin has rocketed to the top of the region's thin group of high school infielders by showing off five legitimate tools this spring. He worked hard to add muscle in the offseason, and it paid dividends at the plate. Scouts used to question his bat, but now they praise his line-drive swing and bat speed. Some scouts think he'll develop at least average power, while others regard his power as fringy. He's a good high-ball hitter with an aggressive approach, and he could mature into a solid-average hitter. An average runner, Martin is a fast-twitch athlete who can make highlight-reel plays at shortstop, though he has plenty of work to do there. He has good range and a strong arm with good carry, but he's also an upright defender who tends to field balls deep and needs to smooth out his actions. He has a quiet personality but is a good teammate and a hard worker.
1s 41 Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Goeddel 3B St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. $1,500,000
Goeddel's father, David, is a pioneer in the biotechnology industry and helped develop synthetic insulin and human growth hormone. His brother, Erik, is a pitcher in the Mets organization, drafted out of UCLA last year. Tyler has a gangly and projectable 6-foot-4, 170-pound frame. He's also a well above-average runner, athletic enough to play third base, though his speed may be best utilized in center field. Goeddel has above-average arm strength and shows intriguing tools at the plate. He takes aggressive swings with bat speed, and his bat head stays in the hitting zone for a long time. Scouts have to project on Goeddel's power, but it's not hard to envision him hitting for at least average power as he adds muscle to his frame. Goeddel missed time this season with mononucleosis, but he still has the track record and skill set to be a premium pick.
1s 46 Toronto Blue Jays Joe Musgrove RHP Grossmont HS, El Cajon, Calif. $500,000
Musgrove has improved his stock as much as any prep player in Southern California this spring. He was solid but unspectacular at the Southern California Invitational Showcase at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in February, working in the 88-91 mph range. Since then, his velocity has jumped, and many scouts now regard him as the best high school righthander in the region's thin crop. Musgrove, a San Diego State commit, has a physical 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame and an easy delivery. For most of this spring his fastball has sat comfortably in the 90-92 mph range with heavy sink, and he can reach back for 93-94 when he needs to. At his best, some scouts say they saw him touch 97-98, to go along with a hammer curveball in the 76-82 mph range. Usually, though, he throws a three-quarters slurve in the 77-80 range. Musgrove also mixes in a split-change. A former offensive and defensive lineman for the Grossmont football team, Musgrove is a tenacious competitor. He still has to work on repeating his delivery more consistently and fine-tuning his secondary stuff, but it's easy to dream on him becoming a big league workhorse starter.
1s 50 Minnesota Twins Travis Harrison 3B Tustin (Calif.) HS $1,050,000
Harrison established himself as one of the top power hitters in Southern California early, homering off future Rockies first-rounder Tyler Matzek with a wood bat as a freshman in scout ball. He easily rates as the region's best high school bat this year. Harrison has a physical 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame and above-average righthanded power potential. Some scouts think he could be an above-average hitter, too, if he does a better job protecting the outer half and adjusting to breaking balls. He can make loud contact, but he centers balls on the barrel inconsistently, and other scouts see him as just an average hitter. It's unclear where he'll play on the diamond. His arm has improved to the point that some scouts now consider it average, but his actions at third base are stiff and his range and footwork are fringy. He'll get a chance to stay at the hot corner, however, before falling back to first. He's a below-average runner with solid instincts on the basepaths. Harrison plays hard and loves to compete, and scouts expect a club to buy him out of his commitment to Southern California.
1s 60 Tampa Bay Rays James Harris OF Oakland Technical HS $490,000
Outfielder James Harris looks great in a uniform with his 6-foot-1, 175-pound athletic frame. He's raw and may need two years in Rookie ball, but he has huge upside. Harris is an explosive athlete. He is a well above-average runner, with a 37-inch vertical leap, and can fly on the bases and in center field. He has below-average arm strength, but enough for center field. A righthanded hitter, Harris is patient at the plate, trying to get on base any way possible, and some scouts wonder if he's actually too passive. He also shows some raw power. Harris has not committed to a college, so he should be signable.
2 80 Chicago White Sox Erik Johnson RHP California $450,000
Johnson has a big, 6-foot-2, 240-pound frame and sometimes has trouble maintaining his mechanics. His delivery can get a little rigid and he loses his arm slot at times, though he's been better about getting it back than he was last year. Johnson is quick to the plate and sits in the 90-94 mph range with his fastball and tops out at 95. His best secondary offering is a hard slider that he can throw for strikes or use as a wipeout pitch and he also mixes in a slow, show-me curveball and a changeup that is inconsistent, but shows flashes of being a quality pitch. Johnson sometimes tries to be too fine with his fastball instead of trusting that he can overpower hitters with it. While he needs to sharpen his fastball command, Johnson has shown a good enough feel for pitching to get by and go deep into games without it.
2 82 San Diego Padres Austin Hedges C JSerra HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. $3,000,000
Scouts in Southern California rave that Hedges is the best defensive backstop to come out of the area in at least a decade. He has spent six years honing his defense with highly regarded JSerra coach Brett Kay, a former catcher at Cal State Fullerton and in the Mets system. Grades on his receiving range from 60 to 70 on the 20-80 scouting scale, while his arm rates as a 70 or even an 80, producing pop times as low as 1.78 seconds. Wiry, athletic and agile, Hedges is an exceptional blocker, adept at keeping balls in front of him. He's a below-average runner but not a baseclogger. Hedges is a high-energy player with an aggressive approach at the plate, and some scouts think he has a chance to be an average hitter with average power, though others think that is too ambitious. A righthanded hitter, most of his power is to the pull side, but he has worked hard on using the opposite field. He's a good competitor with an outstanding work ethic, and he projects as an everyday catcher with all-star potential, though he'll be tough to sign away from his commitment to UCLA.
3 97 Cleveland Indians Jake Sisco RHP Merced (Calif.) JC $325,000
Junior college pitchers, especially those in Northern California, don't typically go off the board early. Sisco should be an exception, as some scouts think he has a chance to be special. He was the best junior college pitcher in the state, thanks to a fastball that sits at 92-93 mph and gets up to 95. He shows the makings of four plus pitches, with his fastball, curveball, slider and changeup, though he needs to improve the consistency of all his pitches. He has a nice pitcher's build at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds and has shown more maturity this year on the mound. A 37th-round pick by the Giants out of high school in Modesto last year, Sisco could go as high as the third round this year.
3 100 Milwaukee Brewers Drew Gagnon RHP Long Beach State $340,000
Though he has yet to post a winning season in college, Gagnon has improved each year at Long Beach, lowering his ERA from 6.28 to 3.28 to 2.80. He showed good feel for pitching in the Cape Cod League last summer, leading the circuit with five wins, and he carried that momentum into his junior year. Gagnon has a prototypical 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame and an easy arm action, but his delivery can get a bit too mechanical at times, and scouts would like to see him loosen up and just throw. He pitches heavily off a lively 90-93 mph fastball that has peaked at 94 this spring, and he pounds both sides of the strike zone with it. Gagnon has worked to improve his feel for his breaking stuff, as he throws both a slider and a curveball, and for much of his career they tended to blend into each other. At his best, he shows a 79-82 hammer curveball and an 82-85 slider, each with distinct shapes. His 82-85 changeup is also an average pitch. Gagnon is still learning to put hitters away with his secondary stuff (he has 183 strikeouts in 245 career innings) and still learning to win, but he has the ingredients to be a workhorse mid- to late-rotation starter in the big leagues.
3 112 San Diego Padres Matt Andriese RHP UC Riverside $270,000
Scouts were intrigued by Andriese's frame and sinker coming out of high school in Redlands, Calif., in 2008, when he was a 37th-round pick. He has boosted his stock in three years at UC Riverside. He struggled as a sophomore, going 5-5, 4.95, but gained confidence in the Cape Cod League last summer and has gotten outs much more consistently this spring. Andriese has a physical, durable frame at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. His delivery has stiffness and length, and he's just a fair athlete. He holds the 90-93 mph velocity on his slightly above-average fastball deep into games, and he flashes a sharp, late power curveball, though he needs to repeat it more consistently for it to become a true plus pitch. He also throws an average split-change with late tumble. Andriese generally has good command, but it can lapse at times. He projects as a durable mid-rotation starter.
3 113 Texas Rangers Kyle Castro RHP Pleasant Grove HS, Elk Grove, Calif. $267,300
Righthander Kyle Castro has a projectable, athletic frame at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds. He also starred on his high school football team as a defensive back and led the state with 12 interceptions last season. When he's not pitching, he plays third base and hits in the middle of the order. Teams prefer him on the mound, though, where he sits in the 88-90 mph range, topping out at 92. He throws a curveball that is inconsistent but shows flashes of being an above-average pitch. His mechanics are free and easy because of his athleticism, which along with his competitiveness and lack of a college commitment may push him up draft boards.
3 116 San Francisco Giants Ricky Oropesa 1B Southern California $550,000
A heralded two-way recruit, Oropesa scrapped pitching his freshman year and quickly became one of the Pac-10's premier power hitters, slugging 33 home runs over his first two seasons and leading the Cape Cod League with seven long balls in 2010. He also led the Cape with 52 strikeouts, after fanning 51 times in 235 at-bats for the Trojans. He has decreased his strikeout rate and increased his walk rate this spring, but his power numbers have also dropped with the less-potent metal bats--he has just six homers through 186 at-bats. Still, Oropesa is a strong, physical specimen at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, and he has well above-average raw power from the left side. He'll need to become a better hitter because he still struggles against lefthanded pitching and is prone to chasing breaking balls. His swing gets long at times, but he has enough bat speed to punish even premium fastballs. Some scouts think he has a chance to become an average hitter in time. Oropesa has a plus-plus arm but needs a lot of work on his glove positioning and fundamentals at third base. He profiles better as an average defensive first baseman, where his arm is largely wasted. He's a well below-average runner.
4 127 Washington Nationals Kylin Turnbull LHP Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC $325,000
Turnbull showed up at Santa Barbara as a raw Oregonian and redshirted in 2009. The White Sox drafted him in the 30th round last year, and he took a leap forward in 2011, going 5-2, 2.47 with 92 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings and generating third- to fifth-round buzz. He faded a bit down the stretch, whether due to either fatigue or pressure. Lean and loose at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Turnbull does a good job working downhill with his fastball and maintaining his arm slot. He typically works in the 88-91 mph range but has touched 93-94 this spring. His command was poor in his final outing during the state playoffs, and he settled into the 87-88 mph range after topping out at 91 early. He flashes an average split-finger at 80-84 mph and a fringy slider. Sometimes he'll throw it harder and it can be an out pitch that flashes plus, but other times it gets bigger and slower. Scouts are intrigued by Turnbull's fresh arm, size and stuff, but his inconsistent command is a concern. He's committed to Oregon.
4 131 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Ramirez 1B Cal State Fullerton $213,300
Multiple scouts used the phrase "a really tough one" when evaluating Ramirez this spring. He's had a tremendous college career, starring for three seasons as the primary power threat in the heart of Cal State Fullerton's order as well as the team's closer. Some scouts prefer him as a pitcher. He has good feel for a solid four-pitch mix, including an 86-90 fastball, a plus changeup, a solid slider and curveball. But Ramirez wants to be a hitter, and the majority of scouts prefer him as a first baseman. After his monstrous sophomore season, Ramirez struggled to adjust to wood bats last summer with Team USA, causing some scouts to wonder if his lefthanded swing is more tailored to metal bats. He has undeniable strength in his bulky 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame, leading to above-average raw power but average game power. He does not have elite bat speed, and he sometimes exhibits an arm bar in his swing, making him vulnerable on the inner half. He uses his hands well and excels at lacing hard line drives into the left-center gap, and he has a chance to be an average hitter. Most of his home run power is to center-right, and he's gotten better at turning on balls. He's an average defender at first base, with soft hands but limited range. Ramirez could be drafted anywhere from the fourth to the 10th round.
4 132 New York Mets Tyler Pill RHP Cal State Fullerton $200,000
Pill, the younger brother of former Fullerton star Brett Pill, has been a valuable two-way contributor for the Titans for three years, but his future in pro ball is on the mound. An elbow injury limited his pitching duties as a sophomore, and he played the outfield in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he returned to full strength as a junior and put together a fine season on the mound. Pill is physically unimposing but sturdily built at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. His frame and stuff evoke Ian Kennedy, and his tenacity is a major asset. He pitches with a fringy fastball that ranges from 88-91 mph and bumps 92, but it plays up a bit because of his deception and command. He throws an average curveball and a solid-average to plus changeup, and he has enough feel with both pitches to throw them to righties as well as lefties. He also mixes in an 86-87 mph cutter that runs in on lefthanded hitters. Pill does not have huge upside, projecting as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but his feel for pitching and makeup should get him drafted around the fifth round.
4 136 Oakland Athletics Bobby Crocker OF Cal Poly $198,000
Crocker is much more physical than the other top outfielder from Northern California, Fresno State's Dusty Robinson, and they're very different players. Scouts can project more with Crocker more than they can with Robinson, who is what he is. Crocker is an above-average runner with some juice in his bat, though he doesn't turn on balls as well as he should. He has an inside-out approach right now, but could definitely start showing his power more as he gets into pro ball and loosens up his swing. Crocker is an impressive athlete with a chiseled, 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame. He's a hard worker with an unusual amount of upside remaining for a college junior.
4 140 St. Louis Cardinals Kenny Peoples-Walls SS Westchester HS, Los Angeles $200,000
Middle infielder Kenny Peoples has above-average speed and a knack for making contact. He's a bit undersized and has below-average power, but he has good hand-eye coordination, which helps him hit despite a swing that fails to utilize his lower half effectively. While he plays shortstop in high school, scouts agree that his range, arm strength and actions fit better at second. Peoples lacks polish and has questionable instincts, but his athleticism and chance for an average bat should get him drafted between the seventh and 12th rounds.
4 142 Boston Red Sox Noe Ramirez RHP Cal State Fullerton $625,000
Ramirez was lightly recruited and undrafted out of Alhambra (Calif.) High in 2008, but he developed into a top-two-rounds candidate during three stellar seasons at Cal State Fullerton. Ramirez is 29-5 in his Fullerton career, and his 1.76 ERA this spring is the best of his career. He was slowed by elbow tenderness earlier this spring, and he missed two weeks with a sprained ankle later in the season, but he returned strong. Lean and wiry at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Ramirez has gotten stronger since high school, increasing his fastball velocity from the 86-88 mph range to the 88-91 range now, peaking at 92-93 early in games. He generally commands his fastball well, but his bread-and-butter is his offspeed stuff. Ramirez credits former Fullerton great Ricky Romero with teaching him his changeup grip, and he throws his 83-84 mph change with the same arm speed as his fastball, and it has splitter-like action and deception, rating as a plus to plus-plus pitch. His slider still gets sweepy at times, but it has improved as is now an average offering. Ramirez is a fearless competitor with outstanding feel for pitching and one of the best track records in the draft. He has the stuff and makeup to become a mid- to late-rotation starter in the big leagues.
4 144 Texas Rangers Desmond Henry OF Centennial HS, Compton, Calif. $200,000
Outfielder Desmond Henry's premium speed could make him a top-five-rounds pick. He's a well above-average runner with excellent range and an adequate arm in center field. He hit in the Area Code Games last summer, but his righthanded bat is still a major question mark. He has bat speed and hand-eye coordination, but he needs to shorten his swing and do a better job putting the ball in play, and on the ground. He has sneaky strength in his 6-foot, 175-pound frame, though his power is below-average.
4 146 Atlanta Braves J.R. Graham RHP Santa Clara $174,600
Graham has always been a fighter. He was born three months premature and weighed 2 pounds, and as an infant he stopped breathing in his father's arms before reviving. The Athletics took him in the 46th round in 2008 out of Livermore (Calif.) High, but he headed to Santa Clara as a two-way player. He has turned his focus to pitching now and is getting second-round buzz, thanks to a fastball that sits in the mid- to upper 90s. Graham isn't physically imposing, standing 6 feet and 175 pounds. He is blessed with a lot of fast-twitch muscle and gives a lot of credit for his arm strength to his father, who helped develop his workout program. The program utilizes plyometrics and medicine balls to improve core strength and explosiveness. Despite his big arm strength, Graham draws skepticism from some scouts. He's a bulldog on the mound, but he doesn't get a lot of angle on his fastball and his slider has been inconsistent. He'll also need to work on his changeup.
4 148 Minnesota Twins Matt Summers RHP UC Irvine $171,900
Summers arrived at UC Irvine as a center fielder with a strong arm, throwing just 38 innings (and posting an 8.36 ERA) over his first two college seasons. He hit even more sparingly, though, and made the decision to focus on his pitching last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he ran his fastball up to 96-97 mph in a relief role. He has taken a dramatic step forward on the mound as a junior, taking over as Irvine's Friday starter and ranking second in the Big West in ERA and opponent average and third in strikeouts. Summers still looks like a position player on the mound. He pitches exclusively from the stretch and has an extremely short arm action that makes his stuff hard to pick up and leads scouts to project him as a reliever in pro ball. He holds the velocity on his 90-93 mph fastball and will occasionally run it up to 94-95. His second pitch is a power curveball that projects as a solid-average offering, and he dabbles with a changeup but throws it sparingly. Summers is an excellent athlete with a durable 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame. Scouts believe his fastball will play up in a relief role in pro ball, and he has shown excellent aptitude since switching to a full-time pitching role, which is also encouraging.
5 152 Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Glasnow RHP Hart HS, Santa Clarita, 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.
5 171 Chicago White Sox Scott Snodgress LHP Stanford $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.
5 180 Tampa Bay Rays J.D. Davis 3B Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.
5 181 Philadelphia Phillies Mitch Walding SS St. Mary's HS, Stockton, 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.
6 183 Seattle Mariners James Zamarripa OF Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) HS $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.
6 190 Houston Astros Brandon Meredith OF San Diego State $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
6 191 Milwaukee Brewers Danny Keller RHP Newbury Park HS, Thousand Oaks, 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.
6 194 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Barlow RHP Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, 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.
6 195 Los Angeles Angels Austin Wood RHP Southern California $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.
6 196 Oakland Athletics Dayton Alexander OF Feather River (Calif.) JC $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.
6 198 Colorado Rockies Chris Jensen RHP San Diego $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.
6 200 St. Louis Cardinals Adam Ehrlich C Campbell Hall HS, North Hollywood, 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.
6 201 Chicago White Sox Marcus Semien SS California $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.
6 210 Tampa Bay Rays Jake Floethe RHP Cal State Fullerton $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.
7 219 Chicago Cubs Trevor Gretzky 1B Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, 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.
7 223 Florida Marlins Ryan Rieger 1B JC of the Sequoias (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.
7 229 Toronto Blue Jays Christian Lopes SS Edison HS, Huntington Beach, 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.
8 244 Arizona Diamondbacks Jesse Darrah RHP Fresno Pacific $105,000
Darrah has a nice pitcher's frame at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. He throws from a high three-quarter arm slot and there's some effort in his delivery, but he repeats well and it works for him. Darrah's fastball sits in the 90-93 mph range and he tops out at 95. His best secondary offering is his changeup and he also throws a slider and a curveball. When he mixed both of the breaking balls in, they were just average, but when he focused solely on his curveball, it showed flashes of being a power pitch with above-average potential. Darrah transferred to Fresno Pacific from Sacramento State this season and shows good intensity on the mound.
8 252 New York Mets Danny Muno SS Fresno State $10,000
Senior infielder Danny Muno, a 26th round pick last year by the Cubs, has been remarkably consistent and has done nothing but hit at Fresno. He is an above-average runner who puts together smart at-bats with good bat speed from both sides of the plate. He played third base this year, but profiles better at second base or as a utility player.
8 255 Los Angeles Angels Logan Odom RHP Southern California $60,000
As USC's Sunday starter, Logan Odom recorded wins this spring against Pac-10 powers Oregon State, Arizona State, Stanford and UCLA. A durable 6-foot-6, 240-pound strike-thrower, Odom attacks hitters with an 87-89 mph fastball and below-average but serviceable secondary stuff.
8 256 Oakland Athletics Colin O'Connell RHP Cal State Fullerton $150,000
Cal State Fullerton's stable of quality arms goes well beyond Top 200 prospects Noe Ramirez, Tyler Pill and Nick Ramirez. Righthander Colin O'Connell pitched sparingly as a freshman and primarily in relief as a sophomore, but his stuff improved as he grew into a 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame. His junior year has been up and down, and he found himself working as a weekend starter, a midweek starter and even in relief for four outings. He came on strong down the stretch and carried a 7-3, 2.42 mark into regionals. Scouts don't care for O'Connell's rigid, one-piece arm action from a high slot or his violent finish, but his funky, upright delivery does give him deception. He usually works at 90-91 mph but has flashed 93-94 mph heat on his best days. His sweeping slider is an average offering, and his changeup is fringy. His arm strength, size and ability to pound the strike zone should get him drafted inside the top 10 rounds, maybe as high as the fifth or sixth.
8 258 Colorado Rockies Roberto Padilla LHP San Jose State $110,000
Heading into regionals, just two pitchers could say they had beaten UCLA righthander Trevor Bauer this year. One was San Jose State lefthander Roberto Padilla, who pitched a complete game against the Bruins on Feb. 26. That surely boosted Padilla's stock, but he was already well known among area scouts and college coaches after he was the California junior college pitcher of the year at Ohlone (Calif.) JC in 2010. He led the state with 15 wins and helped the team win a state championship. Padilla's stuff matches his accolades. His fastball sits in the 87-89 mph range and tops out at 91. He throws two variations of his breaking ball--a hard slurve and a softer curveball--but it's his changeup that is his best weapon. He has command of all of his pitches, and scouts love his competitiveness.
8 268 Minnesota Twins Jason Wheeler LHP Loyola Marymount $132,500
The younger brother of former Loyola Marymount slugger and current Diamondbacks Double-A third baseman Ryan Wheeler, Jason was hampered by poor command of his secondary stuff during his first two college seasons. He turned a corner in the Northwoods League last summer, winning the circuit's pitching triple crown and ranking as its No. 13 prospect. The hulking 6-foot-6, 260-pound lefty dominated hitters with an 88-93 mph fastball with good downward angle last summer, but he pitched mostly at 88-91 as LMU's Friday starter this spring. His changeup has developed into an average second pitch, but he's never shown the ability to consistently throw a quality breaking ball. He tinkered with it over the fall and spring and at his best he flashed a decent slider, but it needs refinement.
8 270 Tampa Bay Rays John Alexander 1B Glendora (Calif.) HS $325,000
Six-foot-6, 200-pound first baseman John Alexander doubles as a standout volleyball player, but baseball is his passion, and he has committed to play baseball at UC Irvine. He's very athletic and has a chance to provide serious lefthanded power as he matures.
9 276 Kansas City Royals Aaron Brooks RHP Cal State San Bernardino $90,000
Cal State Bernardino junior righty Aaron Brooks, a physical 6-foot-4, 220-pound strike-thrower. He pitches with a fringy fastball at 87-90 mph, occasionally bumping 91-92, as well as a fringy slider and changeup. He's aggressive and durable but lacks upside.
9 277 Washington Nationals Dixon Anderson RHP California $95,000
Righthander Dixon Anderson was a sixth-round pick by the Orioles last year as a draft-eligible sophomore but returned to school and did little this year to improve his stock. He touched 96 mph last year year and had been more in the 90-91 mph range this spring, topping out at 93. He has learned to be more of a pitcher this year, instead of just a thrower, because he couldn't rely on simply blowing it by guys. He uses a two- and four-seam fastball, and his two-seamer is his biggest weapon because, when it's on, it really moves. It's not consistent, but at its best the pitch has above-average life and dives to his arm side. Anderson makes the mistake of throwing harder when he gets in trouble, but is better when he lets off the gas and trusts his movement. His secondary pitches are a curveball that is occasionally a plus pitch and a splitter. He worked in a cutter this year that he can throw for strikes and helped him against righthanders. Anderson has a workhorse frame at 6-foot-6 and 224 pounds. He worked this year to get more rhythm and looseness to his delivery, but it's still segmented and mechanical.
9 285 Los Angeles Angels Nick Mutz RHP Cotati, Calif. (no school) $100,000
Mutz has one of the most interesting back stories of any player in the top 10 rounds. He left NAIA Dakota State last season and did not pitch for anyone this spring. The Angels received a tip on him, however, and brought him into a predraft workout. Mutz threw a 20-25 pitch bullpen session and that's all the Halos needed to see to pop the 6-foot-1, 190-pound righthander in the ninth round. Mutz showed an easy 94-95 mph fastball with life down in the zone and good angle for his size. Mutz also showed flashes of an above-average cutter. Mutz has a short arm stroke, almost like a catcher, but exceptional hand speed and deception. The Angels will follow Mutz's progress this summer in the Cape Cod League and, if he signs, will start him out as a reliever to ease him back into pitching, but he could start later on in his career.
9 294 Texas Rangers Rashad Harlin OF Helix Charter HS, La Mesa, Calif. $100,000
Outfielder Rashard Harlin, a teammate of Top 200 prospect Jake Reed, is considered signable inside the top 10 rounds but has a chance to wind up at San Diego State, as well. He has a short track record and generated a bit of buzz this spring, showing slightly above-average speed and an average-to-plus arm. He is strong and athletic, while his bat is unrefined. Harlin is a bit of a wild card and could be drafted anywhere from the fifth to the 15th round.
10 308 Cleveland Indians Jeff Johnson RHP Cal Poly $100,000
Cal Poly closer Jeff Johnson missed a few weeks this season with tendinitis, but when he's 100 percent he has good stuff, including a fastball in the 92-95 mph range and a splitter he throws between 86-88 mph. He mixes in an occasional slider and has the ability to handle both lefthanded and righthanded hitters.
10 312 New York Mets Matt Budgell RHP Woodbridge HS, Irvine, Calif. $225,000
The lanky Budgell has an easy arm action that produced 90-91 mph fastballs and a promising curve in November.
10 313 Florida Marlins Scott Lyman RHP UC Davis $85,000
Scott Lyman has been difficult for scouts to evaluate this year. He's a two-way player for UC Davis, usually playing the outfield on Fridays and Saturdays and taking the mound on Sundays. Pro scouts are interested in him only as a righthander, and they felt he was sometimes worn out when he pitched. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Lyman shows good arm strength, touching 96 mph with his fastball, but it's in short bursts. He has below-average mechanics, dragging his arm through the zone, so it's likely his future is in the bullpen. Lyman, whose brother Jeff pitches in the Braves organization, shows flashes of an above-average curveball and changeup, but the pitches lack consistency.
10 314 Los Angeles Dodgers Jamaal Moore LHP Westchester HS, Los Angeles
Lefthander Jamaal Moore was limited by elbow problems for much of the spring, but he picked up a little steam late in the spring. Loose and athletic but raw, Moore projects to add velocity to his 86-88 mph fastball in time.
10 316 Oakland Athletics Dusty Robinson OF Fresno State $95,000
Robinson went undrafted out of high school, but he has performed well for Fresno State for three years. He has a compact, muscular frame at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, and he's a grinder who always gives 100 percent. But he also has tools, as an above-average runner with above-average power potential and a strong arm. He has a similar frame and skill set to Brent Morel of the White Sox, who was a third-round pick out of Cal Poly in 2008, but Robinson is a better runner who could play center field. Robinson's power does come with strikeouts, so he doesn't project to hit for a high average. Robinson doesn't offer much in the way of projection, but he has an interesting package of tools, drive and a history of performing well for a good team.
10 330 Tampa Bay Rays Jacob Faria RHP Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif. $150,000
Righthander Jacob Faria is a Cal State Fullerton recruit with a funky arm action and high slot that evokes current Titan righty Colin O'Connell's. He is still growing into his 6-foot-5, 175-pound frame, and projectability is his biggest asset. His 86-91 mph fastball plays up because of its downhill angle, and he flashes a very promising slider.
11 339 Chicago Cubs Shawon Dunston Jr. OF Valley Christian HS, San Jose $1,275,000
Shawon Dunston Jr.'s father was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1982 draft, played 18 years in the big leagues and is a special assistant for the Giants. While the elder Dunston was drafted out of high school, however, most scouts believe his son would be better off going to Vanderbilt, where he's a key recruit. Dunston has a slender, 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame, and it's obvious that his best baseball is in front of him, and he's surprisingly raw. He is an above-average runner, which helps both on the bases and in center field. Unlike his father, he swings from the left side of the plate. As Dunston fills out, he could grow into gap power and be an average hitter. Scouts love his speed, passion for the game and bloodlines, but they may not want to buy him out of school at this point.
11 348 Colorado Rockies Alex Gillingham RHP Loyola Marymount
11 352 Boston Red Sox Kevin Brahney LHP Chico State (Calif.)
Chico State senior lefthander Kevin Brahney has a physical, 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame and showed good arm strength this season. His fastball sits in the 91-92 mph range and topped out at 94. He mixes in a firm curveball with tight rotation and late break. He needs to work on smoothing out his max-effort delivery, so he may wind up in the bullpen.
11 356 Atlanta Braves Seth Moranda SS Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. $210,000
Moranda, who was committed to Fresno State, was up and down offensively in high school. His bat needs to develop, but he shows good athleticism at shortstop and a strong arm, touching 90 mph as a pitcher.
12 372 New York Mets Kenny Mathews LHP Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS
Coaches think lefthander/first baseman/outfielder Kenny Mathews will be the next in Fullerton's long tradition of standout two-way players. He throws strikes with a fastball that has below-average velocity and has good feel for his breaking ball and changeup. He'll need to shorten up his swing at Fullerton, but he has some feel for hitting.
12 374 Los Angeles Dodgers O'Koyea Dickson 1B Sonoma State (Calif.)
12 378 Colorado Rockies David Schuknecht C Palm Desert (Calif.) HS
An Arizona signee, Shuknecht has a strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. A lefthanded hitter, he swings hard and often misses, but when he stays on the ball he can lace hard line drives from gap to gap, and he has power potential. He's an average runner and has good mobility behind the plate, to go along with promising receiving skills, though they are not yet polished. He also has good arm strength.
12 380 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Stienstra 1B San Jose State
12 388 Minnesota Twins Matt Koch C Loyola Marymount
In a world where catchers are always in demand, Matt Koch has a chance to be drafted between the sixth and 10th rounds. A fourth-year junior, Koch has two carrying tools: an above-average arm and raw power that he's still learning to tap into. He hit 15 homers in 2010, and though he has just four with the new bats in 2011, his doubles total has spiked from 13 to 22. Loyola Marymount coach Jason Gill says the 6-foot, 210-pound Koch has some of the best raw power he's ever seen, and he puts on an impressive display in batting practice, regularly launching balls way over LMU's Blue Monster in left field. Scouts aren't convinced he'll hit for enough average to be an everyday catcher, as his plate discipline needs considerable improvement (he has 118 strikeouts and 37 walks in his college career). His receiving needs polish, but he projects as an average defender with his plus arm.
13 402 New York Mets Robert Gsellman RHP Westchester HS, Los Angeles
13 411 Chicago White Sox Chadd Krist C California
Catcher Chadd Krist did a great job handling the premium stuff on Cal's staff. He has a solid arm that plays up thanks to his athleticism and quick footwork, and he threw out 61 percent of basestealers this year. He's agile behind the plate, and he receives and blocks well. He belted 10 home runs last year, but only showed gap power this year with the new bats, leading the team in doubles. Krist is a good leader with a blue-collar work ethic; he'll have to show more with the bat to be an everyday player.
13 419 New York Yankees Justin James OF Sacramento CC
The son of 11-year major leaguer Dion James, Sacramento CC outfielder Justin James is making a name for himself on the diamond. At Kennedy High in Sacramento, James was mainly known for his talent on the basketball court, once scoring 27 points in the fourth quarter of a game to help his team overcome a 20-point deficit. He didn't play baseball his senior year of high school and came to Sac City as a forward for the basketball team. A change of heart led him back to the baseball field, where he is clearly raw but shows five-tool potential. James is 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds and is still an above-average runner. Like his father, he hits from the left side of the plate, and he shows raw power in batting practice, even to the opposite field. Because of his frame, speed and raw power potential, James will stand out in predraft workouts and could go as high as the third round.
14 428 Cleveland Indians Cody Anderson RHP Feather River (Calif.) JC $250,000
Feather River CC has six players who have been drafted previously, including righthander Cody Anderson, a 17th-round pick by the Rays last year. Anderson, who is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, has steadily boosted his fastball velocity. At Quincy (Calif.) High, he was mostly in the 86-88 mph range. He touched 92 last spring and was mostly 92-94 mph this year, topping out at 96. He has the size and velocity scouts like, but needs to refine his delivery and secondary pitches: a curveball, splitter and changeup. He could go as high as the third to fifth round, and is committed to Texas Christian.
14 433 Florida Marlins Nick Grim RHP Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) JC
Grim, who is committed to Cal Poly, is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds and has a live arm, capable of touching 94 mph with a good curveball.
14 438 Colorado Rockies Brian Humphries OF Pepperdine
Scouts still like Humphries' 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame and decent lefthanded swing, but he lacks bat speed and does not hit the ball with any authority. He's a below-average hitter with a chance to be a tick or two better, but at this stage he seems unlikely to come into power as scouts once thought he would. He's an average runner and a fringy defender in center field, and he projects as an extra outfielder.
14 442 Boston Red Sox Mike McCarthy RHP Cal State Bakersfield
14 448 Minnesota Twins Adam McCreery LHP Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif.
One of the region's biggest X-factors is lefthander Adam McCreery, an ultra-projectable 6-foot-8, 200-pounder with medical baggage. His fastball ranged from 84-88 mph in the Area Code tryouts last summer, and by the Jesse Flores All-Star Game in November his velocity had jumped into the 88-91 range, to go along with a promising slider, and his stock rose accordingly. He missed most of the spring with an elbow injury, and when he returned in May his stuff lacked crispness and his command was poor. He sat 84-86 mph and occasionally touched 90 in limited action, and he did not throw his breaking ball with conviction. Many scouts don't think he's ready for pro ball, but he'll get drafted as a summer follow and could get signed away from school if he returns to form.
14 450 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Young OF Compton (Calif.) CC
15 454 Arizona Diamondbacks Steven Rodriguez C UCLA
UCLA catcher Steve Rodriguez gets plenty of exposure receiving for blue-chippers Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, and his ability to handle their premium stuff will get him drafted despite meager offensive numbers (.216/.312/.254 with five extra-base hits through 134 at-bats). Rodriguez excels at receiving and blocking, and his average arm plays up because of its accuracy. He has a durable 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame and could be a big league backup if his lefthanded bat ever comes around.
15 456 Kansas City Royals Dean Espy 1B UCLA
Physically mature at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Dean Espy lacks the raw power to project as an everyday first baseman in the big leagues, but he has strength in his line-drive swing and a chance to hit for average, with occasional home run pop. He has played third base in the past, but his range is better suited for first.
15 462 New York Mets Phillip Evans SS La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif. $650,000
A veteran of the showcase circuit, Evans went 2-for-3 in the Aflac All-American game last summer and entered his senior year as a preseason All-American. But he regressed this spring, showing less speed and strength than he had in the past, and hitting the ball with less authority. Scouts say he models his defensive style after Tony Wolters, a Southern California middle infielder who was drafted in the third round by the Orioles in 2010. But Wolters had better tools than the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Evans. A high school shortstop who could probably handle the position at San Diego State if he goes to college, Evans projects as a second baseman in pro ball. He has good hands and flashes average arm strength, but sometimes he drops his arm slot and flips the ball to first too casually. He lacks the range for shortstop but could be an average defender at second. Evans has shown average speed in the past, but he has consistently produced below-average running times this spring. He plays hard, though, and his speed plays up a tick because of his hustle. Evans has a simple, repeatable righthanded swing, and projections on his bat range from fringe-average to plus, depending on the scout. He has some strength in his forearms and projects for fringe-average power, despite his small stature. Evans lacks standout tools, but he's an instinctive player, and the sum is greater than the parts. Scouts say they wouldn't be shocked if Evans gets drafted in the top three rounds, but most of them seem more comfortable with him in the fifth- to seventh-round range.
15 473 San Diego Padres Greg Gonzalez RHP Fresno State
Fresno State senior righthander Greg Gonzalez dominated the Western Athletic Conference this year, going 11-0, 1.43 with 121 strikeouts and 26 walks in 101 innings heading into regionals. He was the WAC pitcher of the year as the Bulldogs won their fifth conference title in the last six years. Despite being just 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Gonzalez gets good downward plane on his pitches thanks to an over-the-top delivery with a lot of shoulder tilt. He also strides open, and the funkiness adds to his deception, but he's not all smoke and mirrors. Hitters never have comfortable at-bats against Gonzalez, who pitches at 89-90 mph and scraped 93 this year. He throws a big curveball and an above-average changeup, and he added a cutter to his repertoire this year that took his game up a notch.
15 477 San Francisco Giants Tyler Leslie RHP Silverado HS, Victorville, Calif.
Righthander Tyler Leslie is uncommitted and figures to sign out of high school this spring. He flashed velocity this spring, running his fastball into the 91-94 mph range, but his control and feel for pitching have a long way to go. At his best, he also flashes a decent slurve with promise.
15 481 Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Garvey OF Palm Desert (Calif.) HS
The son of 10-time big league all-star Steve Garvey, Ryan has hitting in his blood. His best tool is his above-average raw power. Scouts like his swing and think he has a chance to hit for average once he refines his approach, because he does swing and miss more than they'd like. Strong and physical but not terribly athletic at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Garvey's position is a question. He has above-average arm strength, but it was erratic when he has played third base. He plays center field for his high school team, but he's a below-average runner who figures to wind up at first base or left field, so his bat will have to carry him. He's a tough sign who will likely wind up at school.
16 499 Toronto Blue Jays Richard Prigatano 1B St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif.
Being teammates with a premier player--in this case, Tyler Goeddel--can often pay dividends, and Prigatano has taken advantage this year. After batting .182/.273/.269 in just 22 at-bats last year, he worked hard to get into better shape and now has a muscular, 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. Scouts started to take notice when he hit a home run off Joe Ross early in the season. Prigatano profiles as an above-average hitter with well above-average power potential. A righthanded hitter and thrower, he plays first base now but is athletic enough to hold down a corner outfield spot. He's at least an average runner and has good arm strength. Prigatano generated a lot of buzz this spring and fielded multiple scholarship offers before committing to Long Beach State. He may have pushed himself too far up draft boards to end up on campus.
16 503 San Diego Padres Jeremy Rodriguez C Cal State Bakersfield
16 509 New York Yankees Branden Pinder RHP Long Beach State
Righthander Branden Pinder (3-5, 5.37) had a rough spring, but at his best he gets good sink on an 88-91 mph fastball that bumps 92. He adds and subtracts from a three-quarters breaking ball that ranges from the mid-70s to the low 80s, and his changeup is decent, but he sometimes struggles to stay on top of his stuff. He has a low three-quarters slot and a crossfire, rotational delivery, and he profiles as a middle reliever.
17 512 Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron Brown OF Chatsworth (Calif.) HS
Physical and athletic, Brown has legitimate two-way talent, though most scouts prefer him as a hitter. A veteran of the showcase circuit, Brown made a splash in the Jesse Flores Memorial All Star Game in November, when he ripped an RBI double to left-center. He also struck out Mike Moustakas in a Chatsworth alumni game last year. Brown has good strength in his 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame, and he flashes above-average raw power in batting practice, though it does not yet translate to games. In the past, Brown had a tendency to open his hips too early in his swing, but he has made a conscious effort to stay closed longer and drive the ball the other way. His lefthanded swing is compact and flat, giving him a chance to be an average hitter in time, but his bat remains inconsistent. He swings and misses more than he should, a result of timing and pitch recognition issues. He's a fringe-average runner who projects as an average corner outfielder, and his solid-average to plus arm should play in right field. Off the mound, Brown reaches 90 mph from the left side to go along with a promising hard slurve and some feel for a changeup. He could be a strong two-way player if he honors his commitment to Pepperdine.
17 515 Baltimore Orioles Nick Carmichael RHP Palomar (Calif.) JC
17 516 Kansas City Royals Nick Cuckovich 3B Riverside (Calif.) CC
17 517 Washington Nationals Esteban Guzman RHP San Jose State
17 520 Houston Astros Tyson Perez RHP Fresno CC $100,000
17 524 Los Angeles Dodgers Jesus Valdez 3B Oxnard (Calif.) JC
An unsigned fifth-round pick of the Angels out of high school last year, Valdez had committed to Arizona but wound up at Oxnard instead. His stock has held steady after a year of junior-college ball, and he figures to be drafted in the same range this year. He has made strides throwing quality strikes, and his breaking ball has improved. He threw a loopy curveball a year ago, but now he's throwing a slider. His fastball is his bread and butter, sitting at 90-92 and peaking at 94. He dabbles with a changeup, but it is still in its nascent stages. Valdez has a quick arm and a loose, wiry 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. Scouts would like to see him develop a more aggressive approach on the mound, and they question his work ethic and intensity. He has the arm strength to reach the big leagues, but his current repertoire suggests he'll be a reliever in pro ball.
17 527 Detroit Tigers Chad Smith RHP Southern California
17 529 Toronto Blue Jays Brady Dragmire RHP Bradshaw Christian School, Sacramento $250,000
Dragmire is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound righthander that the Blue Jays signed away from a commitment to Nevada. He's a very good athlete that also played football and basketball in high school. On the mound, Dragmire's fastball sits in the 88-91 mph range with good sink. He mixes in a slider and a changeup, but it's the sinking action on his fastball and his athleticism that stands out the most.
17 530 St. Louis Cardinals Dutch Deol OF Aliso Niguel HS, Aliso Viejo, Calif. $100,000
17 539 New York Yankees Mathew Troupe RHP Chaminade Prep HS, Chatsworth, Calif.
At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, righthander Mathew Troupe lacks projection but has good feel for a solid three-pitch mix: an 87-91 mph fastball, a tight curveball and a changeup. He has effort and head violence in his delivery, and he struggles to command to his arm side.
18 542 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Poytress LHP Fresno State
A 16th-round pick of the Astros out of high school, lefthander Josh Poytress has good athleticism in his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. He sits in the upper 80s with his fastball and tops out at 92, with a slider and changeup as secondary pitches. His command took a big step forward this year.
18 544 Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Siemens LHP California Baptist
Cal Baptist lefty Taylor Siemens is a Tommy John surgery alumnus who has regained fringy fastball velocity, working in the 87-90 mph range. His changeup and slider are also fringe-average. At 6-foot-5 and with a three-quarters arm slot, Siemens gives hitters an unusual look; he profiles as a lefthanded specialist.
18 550 Houston Astros Kevin Miller RHP California
Righthander Kevin Miller has never been drafted, but should be a good senior sign this year. A torn labrum in his hip limited him the past two years, but he's back to 100 percent this year. He settled into the 88-92 mph range with his fastball and touched 94 earlier in the year. He has good command of his fastball and spots it to all quadrants of the strike zone. He also shows confidence in his 12-to-6 curveball and mixes in a changeup. Miller has had success as a starter--he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Coastal Carolina in his season debut this year--but most of his work with the Bears has been in relief, and that's probably where he profiles best with his stocky, 6-foot, 207-pound frame and injury history.
18 552 New York Mets Travis Taijeron OF Cal Poly Pomona
18 555 Los Angeles Angels Trevor Hairgrove SS UC Riverside
Hairgrove lacks a plus or even solid-average tool, but he's a decent defensive shortstop with a future as an organizational player
18 571 Philadelphia Phillies Drew Hillman 3B UC Irvine
Scouts heap praise on the UC Irvine coaching staff to get the most out of its players, and the Anteaters are loaded with quality college players who project as organizational players in pro ball: third baseman/righthander Brian Hernandez, outfielders Drew Hillman and Sean Madigan and catcher Ronnie Shaeffer.
19 576 Kansas City Royals Matt Flemer RHP California
Closer Matt Flemer has the fearlessness scouts love to see. He's a strike thrower who sits 88-92 mph with a good slider, and teams may wait to sign him as a senior.
19 583 Florida Marlins Connor Burke 2B La Serna HS, Whittier, Calif.
19 588 Colorado Rockies Jesse Meaux RHP UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara ace Jesse Meaux was a 44th-round pick by the Phillies a year ago, and he should go considerably higher as a senior sign this spring. He has a nice pitcher's frame at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and good arm strength but unrefined feel for pitching. Pitching with the Santa Barbara Foresters in the NBC World Series in Wichita last summer, Meaux flashed 93-94 mph heat and a good slider, but he worked mostly in the 88-92 range this spring, and his secondary stuff has been inconsistent. His slider flashes average when he gets on top of it, and his changeup has similar potential and similar inconsistency
19 595 Cincinnati Reds Chris Joyce LHP Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC
Joyce was a big deal out of high school, getting drafted in the 10th round and heading to UC Santa Barbara, where he was academically ineligible. He transferred to Central Arizona JC and dominated in 2010, getting drafted again--this time in the 29th round by the Tigers. He ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Cal Collegiate League last summer, dominating with an 89-94 mph fastball and a decent cutter. His velocity has dropped this spring, sometimes sitting in the 84-86 range, other times ranging from 86-91. He throws both a cutter around 85 and a slider around 82, as well as a slow curveball and changeup that are mostly show pitches. Most scouts are down on Joyce because of his soft 6-foot, 200-pound frame, history of knee problems and less-than-overwhelming stuff this spring, but he has a good feel for pitching and could easily be drafted inside the top 10 rounds.
19 601 Philadelphia Phillies John Hill C Concordia (Calif.)
20 605 Baltimore Orioles Marc Wik OF Chabot (Calif.) JC
20 621 Chicago White Sox Martin Medina C Cal State Bakersfield
20 627 San Francisco Giants Mitchell Beacom LHP UCLA
UCLA lefthander Mitchell Beacom has a future in pro ball as a left-on-left specialist, though his stuff is underwhelming. His funky delivery and sidearm slot give him deception, and his 85-88 mph fastball has some sink and run. He also uses a Frisbee slider that is adequate against lefthanders. He needs to develop a viable changeup if he is to succeed against righthanded hitters in pro ball.
20 629 New York Yankees Daniel Camarena LHP Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego $335,000
Camarena has performed as well as any prep player in Southern California this spring. If you throw out his lone loss of the season (when he walked four in three innings), Camarena issued just two walks in 49 innings this spring while striking out 76, illustrating his superb feel for pitching and ability to carve up the strike zone. Camarena's fastball ranged from 85-88 mph last year, and he sat at 87-88 in the MLB Urban Invitational in February. But he worked hard to add strength and his velocity jumped a tick this spring, ranging from 87-91. Though his arm action is clean, his 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame lacks projection. He makes up for it with his polish and command. Camarena has excellent feel for his changeup, which some scouts rate as an average pitch, but he rarely needed to use it at the high school level. His curveball has good depth and projects as a solid-average pitch, as he already flashes a big league breaking ball sometimes. Most scouts see Camarena's future on the mound, but he could be a standout two-way player if he honors his commitment to San Diego, and he has pro talent as a hitter as well. Camarena has a smooth, balanced lefthanded swing with some looseness to it and a gap-to-gap approach. He's an adequate runner who would fit at a corner defensively.
20 631 Philadelphia Phillies Peter Lavin OF San Francisco
21 648 Colorado Rockies Jordan Ribera 1B Fresno State
21 651 Chicago White Sox Joe De Pinto 2B Southern California
21 652 Boston Red Sox Austin Davidson 2B Oxnard (Calif.) HS
Austin Davidson plays shortstop in high school and could handle the position in college, but he projects as an average defensive second baseman with an average arm in pro ball. He's a good athlete with fringe-average speed and a chance for an average lefthanded bat in time, and scouts praise his grinder mentality.
21 653 San Diego Padres Zach Kometani 1B San Diego
21 655 Cincinnati Reds Carlos Gonzalez RHP Cal State Northridge
21 657 San Francisco Giants Andrew Triggs RHP Southern California
USC righthander Andrew Triggs, who had Tommy John surgery as a prep senior and redshirted in 2008, entered his 2010 sophomore season with serious draft buzz after a strong fall, but an uneven spring caused him to drop to the 24th round and he returned to school. His stuff hasn't been as electric in 2011, but he has competed hard on Fridays for the Trojans, going 5-4, 3.67 with 72 strikeouts and 28 walks in 91 innings. For much of the season, the rap on Triggs was that he looked great for three or four innings, before his velocity dropped. He got stronger down the stretch, holding his 88-90 mph velocity deeper into games and peaking at 91. His best asset is the heavy sink on his two-seam fastball, and he complements it with a sweeping curveball and an occasional changeup. He's a strike-thrower with good feel for pitching. His medical track record makes clubs wary, and he profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.
21 661 Philadelphia Phillies Riley Moore C San Marcos (Calif.) HS
As a rising high school senior last summer, Moore played in 11 games in the California Collegiate League and caught power arms like Texas State's Carson Smith and Texas' Sam Stafford and Hoby Milner. He held his own in the Area Code Games and in fall scout ball, but he has seen little to hit on a bad high school team this spring. Lanky and wiry-strong at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Moore has a chance to be a fringe-average lefthanded hitter with average or better power as he fills out his projectable frame. He's a switch-hitter who struggles from the right side, and scouts still are not completely sold on his bat. Moore, who is committed to Arizona, stands out most for his defense. His athleticism plays well behind the plate, where he has excellent agility and advanced receiving skills for his age. His best tool is his above-average arm.
22 664 Arizona Diamondbacks Garrett Weber SS Fresno State
22 670 Houston Astros Drew Muren OF Cal State Northridge
Cal State Northridge's Drew Muren was expected to be an impact two-way player in college. While Gates wound up focusing on pitching, Muren focused on hitting and playing center field. Scouts are down on his bat--he needs to add strength to his skinny 6-foot-6, 195-pound frame--but he is a solid-average to plus runner who can track balls down in the outfield. He also has good arm strength, and there are scouts who like him as a sleeper on the mound. They just haven't gotten the chance this spring to see what he can do as a pitcher.
22 675 Los Angeles Angels Brennan Gowens OF Fresno State
22 687 San Francisco Giants Cameron McVey RHP Biola (Calif.)
Biola closer Cameron McVey is a physically mature 22-year-old junior righthander with some arm strength. He'll show a 92-93 mph fastball and spin a breaking ball that's serviceable at best, with a poor arm action.
23 699 Chicago Cubs Bradley Zimmer OF La Jolla (Calif.) HS
Outfielder Bradley Zimmer, a San Fransisco signee, garners comparisons to Pepperdine outfielder Brian Humphries, who was similarly skinny at the same stage of his development. The younger brother of USF weekend starter Kyle Zimmer, Bradley broke a bone in his hand in a freak accident down the stretch this spring, curtailing any draft momentum. Six-foot-5 and lanky, Zimmer is a long strider with average speed and some power projection once he fills out. He has decent bat speed and natural lift in his lefthanded swing, and he simply needs to get stronger. He could develop into an intriguing prospect in three years at USF.
23 711 Chicago White Sox Mike Marjama C Long Beach State
23 718 Minnesota Twins Tim Shibuya RHP UC San Diego
Shibuya has good feel for pitching, working in the 86-91 mph range and mixing in a get-me-over curveball, a changeup and a usable slider.
24 722 Pittsburgh Pirates Brian Sharp SS California Baptist
Brian Sharp, a 23-year-old junior, has dominated considerably younger competition this year. He won't stick at shortstop in pro ball, but he can hit, has some pop and decent speed.
24 728 Cleveland Indians Taylor Sparks 3B St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
Sparks' father Don played for coach Dave Snow at Loyola Marymount and was a fifth-round pick of the Yankees in 1988 who played nine seasons as a corner infielder in pro ball. Sparks was a standout wide receiver for the St. John Bosco football team before focusing on baseball in 2010, when he stood out at the Area Code Games along with Bosco teammate Dante Flores. Sparks played an able shortstop this spring, demonstrating soft hands, quick feet and a quick release, but his range is limited and he profiles better as a third baseman as he grows into his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. He has average arm strength but below-average accuracy. He's an outstanding, physical athlete with average speed under way. Sparks takes a "major league batting practice," as one scout put it, flashing plus raw power, but it doesn't yet translate to games. Early in the spring, his stance was upright and his swing had plenty of holes, but he made an adjustment midway through the year, spreading out his lower half and flattening his stroke. His performance this spring has not matched his tools, and scouts seem content to let him go to UC Irvine and refine his game. He's a good student and is considered a tough sign.
24 729 Chicago Cubs George Asmus RHP Ohlone (Calif.) JC
24 741 Chicago White Sox Mark Haddow OF UC Santa Barbara
Mark Haddow is a senior sign with upside--a tools guy who finally translated his talent into performance this spring. Physical and athletic at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Haddow is a solid-average runner with a solid-average arm and average defensive skills at a corner outfield spot. Making consistent contact has always been his bugaboo. He has done a better job with it this spring, though scouts still doubt he'll hit enough to be a big league regular.
25 753 Seattle Mariners Gabe Saquilon RHP Horizon Christian HS, San Diego $100,000
25 755 Baltimore Orioles Mike Finnigan LHP San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) JC
25 758 Cleveland Indians Kevin Kramer SS Turlock (Calif.) HS
Kevin Kramer takes charge on the field as both a quarterback and shortstop for Turlock High. He has an average build at 6 feet and 195 pounds, and smooth actions at shortstop. He's an average runner with an average arm. At the plate, Kramer pressed early in the year and needs to work on not coming up out of his swing. He did heat up in the second half of the season, helping Turlock reach the playoffs. When he shows good rhythm and balance, his swing is a compact, line-drive stroke from the left side. Kramer, who played for USA Baseball's 16U gold medal team in 2009, is one of the younger players in this year's class, and scouts expect him to wind up at UCLA next year.
25 760 Houston Astros Billy Flamion OF Central Catholic HS, Modesto, Calif.
Flamion played well on the showcase circuit last summer and showed some of the best bat speed in this year's high school class--and from the left side of the plate. He is also a football player and came into the spring a little rusty with some softness to his body. He pressed at times and didn't show the kind of production scouts hoped to see. He could be an above-average hitter with above-average power, and a team will have to buy into Flamion's bat because he doesn't show many other tools. He's a below-average runner and he has an average arm, so it's likely he winds up in left field. He also needs to work on making quicker adjustments. Once thought of as a supplemental-round talent, Flamion's stock has slipped and he's looking more like a third-rounder. It will likely take more than third-round money to buy him out of his commitment to Oregon.
25 771 Chicago White Sox Chris Devenski RHP Cal State Fullerton
So does Devenski, a converted shortstop who transferred from Golden West JC. He fell out of favor early in the year before coming on again a bit in the second half, though he had a 4.98 ERA in 22 innings through 15 appearances on the spring. Devenski ran his fastball up to 94 mph in the fall, but he's been more 90-92 and straight this spring, and there were outings when he worked in the high 80s. His slider and changeup are serviceable.
25 774 Texas Rangers Jordan Remer LHP San Francisco
25 780 Tampa Bay Rays Brooks Belter RHP Occidental (Calif.)
26 788 Cleveland Indians Austin Diemer OF Rocklin (Calif.) HS
26 789 Chicago Cubs Michael Jensen RHP Hartnell (Calif.) JC $225,000
Jensen, who stands 6 feet and 190 pounds, has a live arm, capable of touching 94 mph with a good curveball.
26 793 Florida Marlins Ryan Goetz 3B UC Riverside
26 798 Colorado Rockies Mike Wolford RHP UC Riverside
26 802 Boston Red Sox Cody Dill RHP Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
26 805 Cincinnati Reds Juan Perez 2B JC of the Canyons (Calif.)
26 807 San Francisco Giants Joe Biagini RHP UC Davis $175,000
27 813 Seattle Mariners David Colvin RHP Pomona Pitzer (Calif.)
Southern California's best Division III prospect is Pomona-Pitzer senior righty David Colvin, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder who pitched for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League last summer. Colvin pitches with a fringe-average 88-91 mph fastball, a passable slider and a changeup that's his best pitch. Colvin will be an organizational player with a middle relief ceiling.
27 814 Arizona Diamondbacks Wyatt Strahan RHP Villa Park (Calif.) HS
USC recruit Wyatt Strahan is cut from the same cloth: He commands the zone with an 88-91 fastball and solid secondary stuff, including a changeup that has a chance to be plus.
27 820 Houston Astros Alex Todd SS Sonoma State (Calif.)
27 821 Milwaukee Brewers Chad Thompson RHP Orange Coast (Calif.) CC
Orange Coast CC righthander Chad Thompson was a Top 200 prospect and a 17th-round pick out of high school in 2009. He missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and his velocity has been up and down this spring. Early in games, Thompson has flashed 90-93 mph heat and even topped out at 95, though even then he tended to get hit around. Other times he pitches at 84-87 or 87-90 mph. He clearly has arm strength and a huge 6-foot-8, 210-pound frame, but his delivery and arm action aren't pretty and he struggles with his control and command. He also throws a slow curveball and a slider that both rate as well below-average.
27 823 Florida Marlins Frankie Reed LHP Cal Poly
27 824 Los Angeles Dodgers Taylor Garrison RHP Fresno State
27 825 Los Angeles Angels Brian Hernandez 3B UC Irvine
Scouts heap praise on the UC Irvine coaching staff to get the most out of its players, and the Anteaters are loaded with quality college players who project as organizational players in pro ball: third baseman/righthander Brian Hernandez, outfielders Drew Hillman and Sean Madigan and catcher Ronnie Shaeffer.
27 830 St. Louis Cardinals Gary Apelian OF Santa Ana (Calif.) JC
27 831 Chicago White Sox Jake Cose RHP San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) JC
27 833 San Diego Padres Arby Fields OF Cypress (Calif.) JC
27 834 Texas Rangers Kyle Devore RHP Sacramento CC
27 836 Atlanta Braves Charlie Robertson RHP Fresno State
27 838 Minnesota Twins Chris Mazza RHP Menlo (Calif.)
28 845 Baltimore Orioles Nate Raubinger 1B Arroyo Grande (Calif.) HS
28 857 Detroit Tigers Guido Knudson RHP UC San Diego
Knudson's delivery and arm action are best suited for a relief role. He has arm strength, with a 90-93 mph fastball and the makings of a decent slider.
28 860 St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Sherriff LHP Glendale (Calif.) JC
28 865 Cincinnati Reds Yordanys Perez OF Calabasas, Calif. (No school)
28 868 Minnesota Twins David Hurlbut LHP Cal State Fullerton
28 870 Tampa Bay Rays Blake Grant-Parks C Yuba City (Calif.) HS
28 871 Philadelphia Phillies Ian Durham RHP California Lutheran
29 872 Pittsburgh Pirates Kirk Singer SS Long Beach State
Shortstop Kirk Singer (.217/.302/.274) needs to get stronger to become a passable hitter, but scouts are intrigued by his above-average arm and good actions at shortstop.
29 880 Houston Astros Wallace Gonzalez OF Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. $120,000
30 903 Seattle Mariners Jordan Pries RHP Stanford
30 911 Milwaukee Brewers Trent Boras 3B JSerra HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
30 925 Cincinnati Reds Joe Terry 3B Cal State Fullerton
31 934 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Jensen 2B Cal Poly
31 944 Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey McConnell SS St. Mary's
32 963 Seattle Mariners Ryan Hawthorne LHP Loyola Marymount
32 964 Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Vetter RHP Feather River (Calif.) JC
Righthander Alex Vetter has a 6-foot-7, 225-pound frame with a heavy fastball in the 87-91 mph range. He is still growing into his body and developing his secondary stuff.
32 966 Kansas City Royals Nick Piscotty RHP Amador Valley HS, Pleasanton, Calif.
32 972 New York Mets Carlos Leyva SS Cal State Dominguez Hills
32 973 Florida Marlins Sharif Othman C California Baptist
32 979 Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar OF Cal State Dominguez Hills
32 980 St. Louis Cardinals Jonathan Keener C Cal State Dominguez Hills
32 988 Minnesota Twins Dylan Chavez LHP American River (Calif.) JC
American River JC has produced major league lefthanders Dallas Braden and Manny Parra, and its best prospect this year is another southpaw, Dylan Chavez. He's 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and his mechanics are a little herky-jerky, which adds some deception, and he doesn't throw anything straight. His 88-91 mph fastball has some run to it, and he mixes in a curveball and a changeup. Chavez tries to be too fine with his breaking ball and needs to learn the difference between a curveball that he wants to throw early in the count for a strike and one he wants to use when he's ahead to put hitters away. Chavez is committed to Mississippi.
33 1006 Oakland Athletics Austin Booker 2B California
33 1011 Chicago White Sox Bryce Mosier C Valhalla HS, El Cajon, Calif.
Bryce Mosier, a physical catcher with a slightly above-average arm and solid receiving skills. Mosier impressed scouts at the Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star Game in November, earning MVP honors with a two-run triple. He has some feel for the barrel and power potential, and he could sneak into the back of the top 10 rounds.
34 1024 Arizona Diamondbacks Zach Jones C Stanford
34 1027 Washington Nationals Calvin Drummond RHP San Diego
Drummond, a 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt sophomore, was a 34th-round pick out Huntington Beach High in 2008, and he started college at Arizona State before transferring to Orange Coast CC for the 2009 season. He sat out 2010 after transferring to USD, then led Toreros starters with a 3.29 ERA this spring. He came out of the chute strong, impressing scouts with a 91-94 mph fastball, a good 85-87 cutter, and a serviceable curveball and change. He settled into the 87-91 mph range as the spring progressed, and his feel for pitching was spotty. His delivery has funk and effort, and he could benefit from more seasoning in college, though a team could make a run at him inside the top 10 rounds.
34 1036 Oakland Athletics Alfredo Unzue LHP Calabasas, Calif. (No school)
34 1040 St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Rahmatulla 2B UCLA
Bruins second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla has been snake-bitten over the last two years. He had a strong sophomore season (.328/.434/.509 with seven homers and 19 doubles) as UCLA's No. 3 hitter, but he missed the Bruins' run to the College World Series finals after breaking his wrist in the post-super regional dogpile celebration. When he returned last fall, Rahmatulla misstepped while taking ground balls in the Bruins' first workout, breaking a bone in the top of his foot and sidelining him for eight weeks. Then his season ended after just 18 games due to academic ineligibility. He has a chance to be an average defender at second base with an average line-drive bat and a blue-collar mentality, but his stock has dropped.
34 1048 Minnesota Twins Ryan Tella OF Ohlone (Calif.) JC
Outfielder Ryan Tella impressed scouts and opposing coaches with his high-octane style of play. He's a lefthanded leadoff hitter and center fielder who shows above-average speed, which helps him cover a lot of ground in the outfield and be a pest on the bases. Tella has an above-average arm and a short, efficient swing that produces a lot of doubles. If he doesn't sign, he's headed to Auburn.
35 1058 Cleveland Indians Mason Radeke RHP Cal Poly
Righthander Mason Radeke pitched well in the Mustangs rotation this season. He's a great competitor with a four-pitch mix: a fastball in the 87-91 mph range, a curveball, cutter and changeup.
35 1063 Florida Marlins Johnny Omahen RHP Cal State San Marcos
35 1070 St. Louis Cardinals Drew Madrigal RHP California Baptist
36 1096 Oakland Athletics Brenden Farney SS Vacaville (Calif.) HS
37 1123 Florida Marlins Jake Ehret RHP San Dimas (Calif.) HS
Righthander Jacob Ehret is still fairly new to pitching but shows feel for an 87-88 mph fastball that touches 89-90 and a curveball. He has a good 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame and could blossom under UCLA coach John Savage's tutelage.
38 1142 Pittsburgh Pirates D.J. Crumlich SS UC Irvine
Crumlich is a surehanded, steady defender with just enough arm strength for shortstop, but he lacks the range to stick there at the upper levels of pro ball. He's a below-average to fringe-average runner with feel for hitting and good all-around instincts. Scouts don't envision him becoming a big league-caliber hitter. With no carrying tool, Crumlich figures to be a nice senior sign next year.
38 1143 Seattle Mariners Alex Sunderland RHP Claremont McKenna (Calif.)
38 1144 Arizona Diamondbacks Kerry Jenkins OF San Jose State
38 1147 Washington Nationals Brett Mooneyham LHP Stanford
Lefthander Brett Mooneyham has been an enigma to scouts, showing great stuff as well as a lack of control and general inconsistency. With Team USA last summer, he pitched at 86-88 mph, not the low to mid-90s he had shown in the past. He did not pitch at all this year after he needed surgery to repair a cut middle finger on his pitching hand.
38 1152 New York Mets Dustin Emmons RHP UC Riverside
38 1156 Oakland Athletics Alex Blandino SS St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif.
St. Francis High is loaded with talent, with two players in the Top 200 in Tyler Goeddel and Richard Prigatano. Yet shortstop Alex Blandino may be the best pure hitter of the bunch. He has a fundamentally sound, compact swing that produces a lot of line drives. He's not the same kind of prospect as his teammates, though, because he is undersized at 6 feet and 180 pounds, is a below-average runner and hits from the right side of the plate. He may wind up at second base, but has the actions to stay at shortstop and definitely the arm strength, as he's been clocked up to 89 mph off the mound. He's considered a tough sign away from his Stanford commitment, and three years of maturity and development could boost his draft stock.
38 1167 San Francisco Giants Bryan Nicholson 1B Concordia (Calif.)
39 1180 Houston Astros David Haerle RHP JC of the Canyons (Calif.)
39 1185 Los Angeles Angels Chris Giovinazzo OF UCLA
39 1186 Oakland Athletics Shane Boras 2B Southern California
39 1187 Detroit Tigers Cole Brocker RHP Sacramento CC
Sac City doesn't get many players from Wisconsin, but that's where righander Cole Brocker grew up. He pitched through arm soreness this year, and when he's at his best he has a 91-94 mph fastball and a slider that gets a lot of swings and misses. He fits in the 10th-15th round on talent, but has been adamant about going to a four-year school in the fall, so he'll likely end up at Oregon State.
39 1193 San Diego Padres Josh Pond RHP Cal State San Bernardino
39 1196 Atlanta Braves Daniel Arellano OF Centennial HS, Corona, Calif.
40 1203 Seattle Mariners Trevor Miller RHP San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) JC
40 1205 Baltimore Orioles Bennett Parry LHP Poway, Calif. (No school)
40 1212 New York Mets Alexis Mercado C Otay Ranch HS, Chula Vista, Calif.
40 1213 Florida Marlins Trent Gilbert SS Torrance (Calif.) HS
40 1214 Los Angeles Dodgers Stefan Jarrin 2B San Gabriel, Calif. (No school)
40 1221 Chicago White Sox Jake Reed RHP Helix Charter HS, La Mesa, Calif.
Also a high school quarterback, Reed earns raves for his athleticism and makeup. He has outstanding feel for pitching and a promising three-pitch mix. He spots his fastball well and it ranges from 88-92 mph, peaking at 93. His breaking ball and changeup both flash average, and he can throw both pitches for strikes. He gets caught in between breaking balls; sometimes it looks more like a slider with good depth, and other times more like a curveball. His changeup has late sink when it's on, but he needs to become more consistent with it. Reed's arm action is a little funky and short, but he could add velocity as he fills out his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. He's committed to Oregon, but as one of the top two prep righthanders in Southern California, he could be drafted in the top three to five rounds.
40 1223 San Diego Padres Taylor Murphy 3B Torrey Pines HS, San Diego
40 1228 Minnesota Twins Kyle Barraclough RHP St. Mary's
St. Mary's righthander Kyle Barraclough has a strapping, 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame with a barrel chest. He has shown good arm strength, touching 94 mph as late as the eighth inning of games. His secondary stuff comes and goes, and he shows a nasty slider on occasion. If he doesn't improve the consistency of those offerings, he may wind up in the bullpen, where he could add velocity in shorter stints.
41 1234 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Cederoth RHP Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley, Calif.
Cederoth showed intriguing arm strength at the Area Code Games tryouts last summer before walking off the mound with a shoulder injury. He showed an 88-91 mph fastball and a slow curve in the MLB Urban Youth Invitational in February, and his velocity jumped during the spring. At his best, he pitches in the 94-96 mph range, though he normally sits between 90-94. Tall, skinny and projectable at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Cederoth has significant upside. Scouts aren't sure he's mature enough to start his pro career or if he'd be better off developing at San Diego State. He remains raw, with an unrefined delivery full of moving parts and a violent arm action. He struggles to repeat his arm angle and tends to sling the ball. At times he flashes an average curveball with short break, and on his best days he even unleashed a power slider or a cutter at 86-88, seemingly out of nowhere. Cederoth comes with plenty of risk, but a club could take a chance on his power arm inside the top five rounds.
41 1235 Baltimore Orioles Chris Mariscal SS Clovis North HS, Fresno
Mariscal doesn't have the body scouts are looking for from modern shortstops like Cal Ripken, Alex Rodriguez or Troy Tulowitzki. Instead, he's more of a throwback at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He flew under the radar a bit because he didn't play in a lot of showcase events last summer, choosing instead to focus on playing quarterback on the football team. Mariscal is a fluid defender with smooth actions and a definite chance to stay at shortstop. He has above-average speed to go with a plus arm. He's a little raw at the plate and doesn't project to hit for above-average power, but he should be able to hit for average. Marical's tools and ability to stay at a premium position may run him up into the third round. If he doesn't sign, he'll head to Fresno State and could be a first-rounder in three years.
41 1243 Florida Marlins Matt Anderson RHP Chaffey (Calif.) JC
41 1253 San Diego Padres Dante Flores 2B St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
Flores has been on the national stage for years, earning a spot on the USA Baseball 14-and-under national team in 2007. He made a favorable impression playing alongside St. John Bosco teammate Taylor Sparks in the Area Code Games last summer, and he showcased one of Southern California's best pure strokes this spring. His 5-foot-11, 160-pound build and quick, efficient, compact lefthanded swing prompt comparisons to Kolten Wong, a likely first-round pick out of Hawaii this year. Flores makes consistent contact and laces hard line drives to all fields, and he has a chance to be an above-average hitter as he adds strength. The bat is his only standout tool, however. Flores has wiry strength that gives him sneaky power, but he'll have below-average home run pop. He's a below-average to fringe-average runner who lacks the range and arm strength to play shortstop in pro ball. He plays second base in high school in deference to Sparks and profiles best at that position, with the actions to be an average defender and a playable arm. Flores has top-five-rounds talent but has told clubs he is determined to honor his commitment to Southern California, where he could be an impact player from day one.
41 1254 Texas Rangers Tyler Scott OF Marin Catholic HS, Kentfield, Calif.
42 1265 Baltimore Orioles Jason McCracken RHP Pierce (Calif.) JC
42 1276 Oakland Athletics Brett Geren C San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif.
42 1278 Colorado Rockies Jordan Johnson RHP Franklin HS, Elk Grove, Calif.
42 1281 Chicago White Sox Aaron Pangilinan RHP Escalon (Calif.) HS
42 1287 San Francisco Giants Danny Sandbrink RHP Stanford
43 1293 Seattle Mariners Marcos Reyna RHP Bakersfield (Calif.) JC
43 1318 Minnesota Twins Bobby O'Neill RHP Biola (Calif.)
44 1323 Seattle Mariners Josh Corrales RHP Cal State Dominguez Hills
44 1326 Kansas City Royals Andrew Vasquez RHP Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
44 1343 San Diego Padres Spenser Linney LHP Head-Royce School, Oakland
44 1350 Tampa Bay Rays Jordan Leyland 1B UC Irvine
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.
45 1355 Baltimore Orioles Andrew Millner RHP Feather River (Calif.) JC
Righthander Andrew Milner has a squat 6-foot, 230-pound frame. He sits in the 90-92 mph range, topping out at 94, and shows flashes of an above-average slider
45 1361 Milwaukee Brewers Adrian Williams SS UCLA
45 1366 Oakland Athletics C.J. Jacobe OF Vacaville (Calif.) HS
45 1367 Detroit Tigers Andrew Allen 1B Cal State Los Angeles
45 1375 Cincinnati Reds Travis Radke LHP Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
45 1376 Atlanta Braves Sako Chapjian 3B Glendale (Calif.) JC
46 1386 Kansas City Royals Adrian Bringas 3B Chico State (Calif.)
46 1390 Houston Astros Justin Shults 1B UC Riverside
46 1394 Los Angeles Dodgers Victor Munoz C Claremont (Calif.) HS
46 1396 Oakland Athletics Nate Esposito C Granite Bay (Calif.) HS
46 1403 San Diego Padres Eddie Salomon 2B Beaumont (Calif.) HS
47 1413 Seattle Mariners Brandon Plotz RHP Chabot (Calif.) JC
47 1423 Florida Marlins Joel Thys C Ohlone (Calif.) JC
47 1425 Los Angeles Angels Brandon Lodge RHP UCLA
47 1426 Oakland Athletics Jeriel Waller OF Grossmont (Calif.) JC
47 1438 Minnesota Twins John Hochstatter LHP San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif.
48 1444 Arizona Diamondbacks Ray Hernandez RHP Cal State Fullerton
48 1456 Oakland Athletics Travis Feeney OF Pinole Valley HS, Pinole, Calif.
48 1458 Colorado Rockies Clay Bauer RHP JC of San Mateo (Calif.)
49 1479 Chicago Cubs Antonio Gonzales LHP Damien HS, La Verne, Calif.
49 1482 New York Mets Sean Buckle LHP Wilson HS, Long Beach
49 1485 Los Angeles Angels Matt Vedo RHP UC Santa Barbara
49 1488 Colorado Rockies Tyler Bernard SS Palomar (Calif.) JC
49 1497 San Francisco Giants Benny Sosnick 2B Jewish Community HS of the Bay, San Francisco
50 1507 Washington Nationals Tony Nix OF UC Riverside
Nix signed for a $1,000 bonus on June 11, but the contract was later voided.
50 1513 Florida Marlins Cory Caruso LHP Cal State San Bernadino
50 1515 Los Angeles Angels Trent Garrison C Fresno State
Fresno State's biggest wild card is catcher Trent Garrison, who was one of the better catch-and-throw guys on the West Coast coming into the season, with a 70 arm on the 20-80 scouting scale. Garrison has also hit well from the left side of the plate, but tore his left ACL and MCL during the first game of the season. If healthy, Garrison could have been a first-five-rounds pick this year, and a team still may take a flyer on him later in the draft.
50 1516 Oakland Athletics Travis Pitcher RHP Cypress (Calif.) JC
50 1528 New York Yankees Cody Stewart OF Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif.