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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
1 8 Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor SS Montverde (Fla.) Academy $2,900,000
Lindor moved to the United States from Puerto Rico as a 12-year-old, and four years later he captained USA Baseball's 16U club to a gold-medal victory against Cuba in the World Youth Championship in Taiwan. A baseball rat, Lindor has tremendous work ethic to go with above-average tools, and he plays the game with ease and passion. He's a switch-hitter with a line-drive stroke from both sides of the plate, and he has excellent hands that work both at the plate and in the field. He has the tools to play shortstop well at the highest level, with smooth actions, fluidity, instincts and good fundamentals. He's a plus runner but not a burner. Lindor's power is the biggest question about him. He has flashed more than just gap power at times, which was pushing him up draft boards. His season ended in April, and he wasn't expected to play in Florida's high school all-star game, instead working out on his own. Scouts haven't scoffed at Omar Vizquel comparisons. Scouting directors said Lindor was a legitimate candidate for the No. 1 overall pick, but more likely he'll slot in just behind that.
1 9 Chicago Cubs Javier Baez SS Arlington Country Day HS, Jacksonville $2,625,000
Baez matched up with fellow Puerto Rican native and Florida prep shortstop Francisco Lindor in February in the season's most heavily scouted high school game, with as many as 100 scouts on hand. Baez and Lindor have more contrasts than similarities, though. Where Lindor is smooth and lauded for his makeup, Baez is explosive and scouts generally pan his makeup. He lives with his high school coach (who is also his legal guardian), though his mother remains in the picture. His bat is too good to ignore, though, and offensively he has few peers in this year's draft. He has the fastest bat in the draft, and while he has a dead-pull approach at times, he has the bat speed to let balls get deep in the zone. Baez has plus raw power as well, which may serve him well if he has to move to third base. He has the defensive tools to stay at short until he outgrows it, as at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, he doesn't have much range to spare. He has plenty of arm for either position. His tools fit the catcher profile, but his makeup does not. He plays with energy, but it's not always positive, and he turns off some scouts with emotional outbursts and an off-field demeanor some describe as aloof. He's committed to Jacksonville.
1 10 San Diego Padres Cory Spangenberg 2B Indian River (Fla.) JC $1,863,000
Spangenberg emerged as one of the draft's best pure hitters and should be the first college player drafted out of Florida. He's a Pennsylvania prep product who raked for one year at Virginia Military Institute in 2010, transferring after winning Big South Conference freshman of the year honors. He's a late bloomer physically, with a body type that defies easy categorization. While he isn't lean and athletic, he's also not stocky at 6-foot, 185 pounds. He produces well above-average speed, earning 70 grades on the 20-80 scale and posting 80 times on drag bunts (3.5 seconds from the left side). He also owns a pure lefthanded swing and is an above-average hitter. Spangenberg has hand-eye coordination, patience and the ability to manipulate the barrel, squaring balls up and lacing line drives to all fields. His swing lacks loft, but he has the feel for hitting to add power down the line, which would improve his profile. He has average arm strength, and scouts are mixed on his future position while often comparing him to versatile Marlins regular Chris Coghlan. He may lack the fluidity and footwork to stay in the infield. He played third base this spring at Indian River, but even those who like him at the hot corner admit he probably lacks the power to profile there. He played second base at VMI and shortstop in the Valley League last summer, where he was the MVP after hitting .399. His speed should allow him to play center field. Heavily scouted down the stretch, Spangenberg wasn't expected to make it out of the first round.
1 14 Florida Marlins Jose Fernandez RHP Alonso HS, Tampa $2,000,000
Even in a strong year in Florida last year, Fernandez stood out, and opposing hitters were measured by how they fared against him. He almost didn't get to pitch this season, as he was temporarily suspended pending an investigation into how much high school baseball he played in Cuba. It took two attempts for Fernandez, his mother and his sister to escape the island nation, and he's motivated on and off the field. One scout termed his demeanor as "high-level confidence." Fernandez has those who doubt his age, and he'll be 19 before the mid-August signing date. He throws three swing-and-miss pitches: a fastball that sits 90-95 mph with heavy sink at times and a pair of breaking balls. Scouts aren't sure if Fernandez means to throw both a slider and a curve, but his slider can be sharp and his curve at times has 12-to-6 break. He's shown flashes of a changeup as well and could wind up as a four-pitch workhorse. Sturdy at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Fernandez has a mature body and will have to work to maintain his conditioning.
1 28 Atlanta Braves Sean Gilmartin LHP Florida State $1,134,000
Gilmartin isn't flashy, but his total package should take him off the board in the first 50 picks as one of the draft's safest selections. A two-way talent out of a California high school, he attended a camp at Florida State and wound up being one of the Seminoles' rare cross-country recruits. He has pitched on Fridays for three seasons and helped lead Florida State to the College World Series last season, though he struggled putting hitters away in the second half of the season and last summer with USA Baseball's college national team. Gilmartin has improved significantly in the last year and become a scouts' darling with his combination of good size (6-foot-2, 192 pounds), clean arm action and solid athleticism. He has pushed his fastball into the average velocity range at 88-91 mph, his changeup remains a plus pitch and his slider has improved to average. Gilmartin knows how to use his stuff, particularly his changeup, how to set up hitters and how to keep them off-balance. His 10-1, 1.35 season includes four double-digit strikeout efforts. Scouts compare Gilmartin favorably to Vanderbilt southpaw Mike Minor, who went seventh overall to the Braves in 2009 and reached the majors a season later.
1s 34 Washington Nationals Brian Goodwin OF Miami Dade JC $3,000,000
Goodwin has been under the microscope this year and has responded well. He was a 16th-round pick out of Rocky Mount (N.C.) High in 2009 but didn't sign and went to North Carolina, where he posted a solid .291/.409/.511 freshman season. Goodwin then went to the Cape Cod League and ranked as the No. 6 prospect after hitting .281/.364/.360. Then he was suspended for a violation of university policy at North Carolina, so he transferred to Miami-Dade JC. He got off to a slow start thanks in part to a tweaked hamstring, but Goodwin came on to earn comparisons to ex-big leaguer Jacque Jones. Goodwin has average to plus tools across the board, starting with his hitting ability. He's patient, draws walks and has present strength, and some project him to have future plus power. A plus runner who's not quite a burner, Goodwin has the tools for center field, but he played a corner spot at North Carolina and doesn't consistently display natural instincts in center.
1s 48 San Diego Padres Mike Kelly RHP West Boca Raton (Fla.) HS $718,000
Kelly powered West Boca to Florida's state 5-A title with his bat and his arm, throwing an 86-pitch six-hit shutout in the state semifinal in his final appearance. Scouts want him as a pitcher, and his frame is as ideal as any pitcher in the country. He's a fairly fluid athlete who is growing into his 6-foot-5, 210-pound body. Kelly entered the year with great expectations and didn't live up to them early, struggling mechanically to stay tall in his delivery and with inconsistent velocity. His body and stuff elicit comparisons to A.J. Cole, who entered 2010 as the top arm in Florida's prep ranks and wound up a fourth-rounder while still signing for $2 million. Kelly's fastball is a shade below Cole's, topping out at 94 and regularly sitting in the 89-92 mph range. He also throws a curveball and changeup that project to be average pitches but are fringe-average at present. His curve flashes the depth to be a plus pitch if he can firm up his delivery and get better extension out front. Kelly, like Cole, doesn't always attack hitters aggressively like scouts want him to, but he has gotten better as the season progressed.
1s 51 New York Yankees Dante Bichette Jr. OF Orangewood Christian HS, Orlando $750,000
Bichette's father played 14 seasons in the major leagues, earning four All-Star Game nods, collecting 1,906 hits and 274 home runs and even posting a 30-30 season in 1996. His son is cut from similar cloth. He's a righthanded hitter who has solid athleticism and a track record of performance, going back to helping his Little League team reach Williamsport, Pa. The younger Bichette is a high school infielder, but his profile will wind up being that of a power-hitting left fielder. He lacks fluidity defensively, and his best tool when he's not in the batter's box is his throwing arm. Offense is his calling card, and he's a cage rat who often can be found taking extra rounds of batting practice. Bichette has had a lot of movement in his swing but has toned down a bit this season while still producing big power and plenty of bat speed. He has as much raw power as any prep player in Florida and runs well enough to be a corner outfielder if he can't stay in the infield. He's committed to Georgia.
1s 55 Minnesota Twins Hudson Boyd RHP Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. $1,000,000
Boyd transferred from South Fort Myers High to Bishop Verot as he teamed with similarly beefy first baseman Dan Vogelbach. Together, they led their team to a state 3-A championship with Boyd 10-0 with 112 strikeouts through early May. His delivery and 6-foot-3, 235-pound frame have elicited comparisons to Jonathan Broxton and Bartolo Colon, and scouts intend those as positives. Boyd projects as a mid-rotation workhorse who will work with two plus pitches. He maintains the velocity on his fastball deep into games, topping out at 95-96 mph and sitting in the 90-94 range. His breaking ball also is plus, a power curve that scrapes 80 mph with tight rotation and sharp break. Boyd's changeup can be too firm at times, but he hasn't needed it much in high school.
2 66 Philadelphia Phillies Roman Quinn SS Port St. Joe (Fla.) HS $775,000
A Florida State signee, Quinn was a must-see at relatively remote Port St. Joe, on the Florida Panhandle. The fastest player in the BA Top 200, he's a true top-of-the-scale runner with game-changing speed. He's a high school shortstop who has the arm strength (solid-average) and hands to stay in the infield. Quinn has the athleticism to play second base, but his speed plays better in center field, which is where more scouts project him to wind up. He's a righthanded hitter who has been learning to switch-hit over the last year. The 2010 East Coast Pro showcase was his first game action hitting lefthanded, and he was overmatched, so he backed off switch-hitting for a time. He resumed it this spring and has improved from the left side. Scouts like his righthanded swing, which produces surprising pop. His 5-foot-9, 165-pound size may drive him down draft boards, but he had helium and was unlikely to get out of the third round.
2 68 Chicago Cubs Daniel Vogelbach 1B Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. $1,600,000
Vogelbach is not a good runner, but he helped Bishop Verot win the Florida 3-A championship for the first time since 1994 when he scampered home from second base with the winning run on a deflected single by Hudson Boyd--a likely top-two-rounds pick as a pitcher. Vogelbach hit 17 homers in 32 games and has some of the best lefthanded power in the draft due to excellent strength and a sound, loose swing. He put it on display last December at the annual Power Showcase--the event made famous by Bryce Harper's 502-foot homer--by launching one 508 feet with a metal bat and won the event. He is more than a masher, with solid hitting ability and a fairly polished approach. But at 6 feet, 240 pounds, Vogelbach has work to do physically and will never be thought of as athletic. He has trimmed up in the last year, particularly since last summer's East Coast Pro Showcase, when he weighed more than 280 pounds. Vogelbach is limited to first base and may be limited to the American League, but he may hit his way into the firs three rounds. He's committed to Florida.
2 73 Los Angeles Dodgers Alex Santana 3B Mariner HS, Cape Coral, Fla. $499,500
Santana, the son of ex-big leaguer Rafael Santana, has a big body at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds and may outgrow shortstop. He definitely has the hands and footwork to have a chance to handle third base, however, and as a projectable, athletic frame. With more strength, Santana's bat could provide the power to profile at third base. He has solid bat speed but may needs some tweaks to his swing path to project to hit for more power. He's an average runner at best and speed doesn't figure to be part of his game.
2 75 Tampa Bay Rays Granden Goetzman OF Palmetto (Fla.) HS $490,000
Three factors have helped Goetzman jump up draft boards this spring: the thin Florida high school class, a lack of high school power bats and his own sizable talent. Minor shoulder issues kept him off the main showcase circuit, though he was a known commodity among Florida area scouts, so he has really introduced himself to national-level scouts this spring. Primarily a shortstop and pitcher in high school, Goetzman will move to an outfield corner as a pro, and he's gotten comparisons to such players as Jayson Werth and Jay Buhner. Bat speed and leverage help him produce prodigious power, and like Werth, Goetzman is a tall, angular athlete who might even have a shot at playing some center field. He's far from a stiff righthanded hitter, with a loose swing and above-average speed, especially under way. His hit tool is also advanced, as he has good natural timing. Scouts laud his makeup, and if a team thinks he can stay in the infield or play center, he could push his way into the first round.
2 90 Philadelphia Phillies Harold Martinez 3B Miami $387,000
Miami's top prospect entering the year was supposed to be third baseman Harold Martinez, who also was highly touted entering his senior year in high school. He has a long performance track record that included two USA Baseball stints. He had a modest senior high school season and wound up at Miami, and he seems to be following a similar path this year. He hit 21 homers as a sophomore to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference. The less-potent bats at the college level this season have affected Martinez, though, and he had as many sacrifice hits (10) as extra-base hits through 53 games. He has timing issues at the plate and doesn't recognize pitches well, and he has yet to hit .300 at the college level. He has raw power but doesn't make consistent enough contact to bring it out. Martinez is a solid athlete who can handle third base defensively, with plenty of arm strength. He has filled in at shortstop when needed and has played some first base. He runs well enough to handle a corner outfield spot. His best-case scenario as a pro could be as a utility player thanks to his glove.
3 98 Chicago Cubs Zeke DeVoss OF Miami $500,000
A somewhat polarizing player for scouts, DeVoss is an eligible sophomore who turned down a late-round offer from the Red Sox out of the 2009 draft. He was one of Miami's few impact offensive players in an up-and-down season, teaming with Nathan Melendres at the top of the lineup and setting the table ably, though his swing is inconsistent. He's not physical but is a good athlete who is less polished than the average college player in Florida. He's one of college baseball's faster runners, and his speed plays offensively. When he's going right he'll sting line drives to the gaps and put his speed to use on the basepaths. DeVoss played shortstop in high school and has shifted between left field and second base. He hasn't played center field much in deference to Melendres, making it difficult for scouts who think that's his best position. His speed and athleticism figure to make him the first Miami player off the board.
3 104 Los Angeles Angels Nick Maronde LHP Florida $309,600
Maronde entered his senior high school season in Kentucky as the No. 19 player on BA's Top 100 high school prospects list. He was a 43rd-round pick by the Athletics in 2008 because of the strength of his commitment to Florida, and he got 11 starts as a freshman, leading the team in strikeouts. He struggled as a sophomore, relegated to a relief role and posting a 6.15 ERA. He found success as a reliever this year, dominating at times with an above-average fastball and aggressive approach. Maronde's fastball has reached 96 and sits 90-94 mph, and he has shown the ability to pitch off it, at times to the exclusion of his other stuff. He had a recent outing with 26 straight fastballs and used no other pitch. His control of his fastball and slider are both better this year, and at times his slider is average. He hasn't used his changeup much, though he threw it as a freshman and in high school. His 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame and potential three-pitch mix make it likely he'll return to a starting role once he's drafted, though he could move quickly as a power-armed lefthanded reliever.
3 107 Colorado Rockies Peter O'Brien C Bethune-Cookman
O'Brien emerged as a top college catching prospect last year, first when he hit 20 homers for Bethune-Cookman, then when he earned a spot on USA Baseball's college national team. On a team with many of the top hitters in the country, O'Brien hit four home runs and showed premium righthanded power, his best tool. His hitting has regressed as a junior, with more swings and misses and less feel for the barrel. While Bethune-Cookman doesn't have any arms near the quality of Team USA's, O'Brien nevertheless has struggled with his receiving this spring, as he did last summer. He's not a great athlete and struggles to receive breaking balls to his right. He has arm strength but lacks fluid footwork. Many scouts believe he has no chance to be a big league catcher, which would relegate him to first base. He has shown the work ethic and makeup needed to handle a staff, and there's some thought that improved core strength and more flexibility could make him passable as a catcher/first baseman in the Jake Fox mold.
4 126 Kansas City Royals Kyle Smith RHP Santaluces HS, Lantana, Fla. $695,000
Smith emerged as a scouts' favorite in South Florida when he was the top performer in the area this spring as a power pitcher and solid hitter. His future will be on the mound, whether in pro ball or in college at Florida. Smith was a showcase regular the last two years and showed average fastball velocity from a quick-armed, small-framed body. He has pushed that heater up to 95 mph at times this spring, though it still sits 88-92. He has good feel for spinning a breaking ball and has depth and some power on the curveball, which at times gets slurvy. Smith could be a tough sell to crosscheckers because of his size--he's listed at 6 feet, 180 pounds--but he does other things to endear him to evaluators. He keeps a quick, aggressive tempo, pitches with swagger, competes hard and has excellent baseball instincts. He's athletic and repeats his compact delivery. Some scouts point to Smith's family and expect him to get more physical. He could go out in the first three rounds.
4 130 Houston Astros Chris Lee LHP Santa Fe (Fla.) JC $215,000
At 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, lefthander Chris Lee is a stringbean with room to fill out if his frame will allow it. At his best, Lee had the best fastball on the Santa Fe staff, which also included hard-throwing Ben O'Shea and state JC pitcher of the year Malcolm Clapsaddle. Lee touched 94 mph, sat 89-93 and at times had an above-average slider. He threw well at the state's JC tournament, raising his draft stock, but also was a known commodity, as the White Sox drafted him in the 37th round in 2010 out of a Tampa-area high school.
4 135 Los Angeles Angels Mike Clevinger RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC $250,000
Clevinger racked up 52 strikeouts in 32 innings primarily using a 93-95 mph fastball and mixing in a slider that has swing-and-miss potential. Clevinger's delivery is far from smooth and requires plenty of effort, and he had trouble repeating his delivery. He is 6-foot-4, 190 pounds and could be a summer follow, as he was expected to play in the Cape Cod League in the summer.
5 153 Seattle Mariners Tyler Marlette C Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla. $650,000
Evaluators like Marlette's fast-twitch athletic ability behind the plate, and his power potential is sending his draft stock higher. He has shown excellent bat speed in past showcase events, such as the Aflac all-star game last summer, when he homered at Petco Park and was the game's MVP. Then he got hot in front of crosscheckers and other high-level scouts this spring, showing power to all fields, an improvement from his past approach. Marlette has above-average arm strength as well, and earns praise for his grinder mentality. He has the makeup to be a take-charge catcher. The biggest concerns center on his size (he's 5-foot-11, 195 pounds) and scouts' views of how well he'll receive. He has a tendency to lose his front side in his swing, opening his hips early and yanking everything to his pull side. A Central Florida signee, Marlette has a chance to jump into the supplemental round and should go in the first three rounds if he's signable.
5 166 Oakland Athletics Beau Taylor C Central Florida $147,600
Beau Taylor has passed Ronnie Richardson as the Golden Knights' top prospect, a lefthanded-hitting catcher who has offensive ability. Taylor's hand-eye coordination has helped him produce for three seasons as a regular, and he has solid hitting tools to go with a good profile. Taylor didn't start catching regularly until he got to UCF and remains rough as a receiver. He has a solid-average arm more notable for its accuracy than its explosiveness.
6 199 Toronto Blue Jays Anthony DeSclafani RHP Florida $250,000
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound DeSclafani throws hard at 93-96 mph out of the bullpen with surprising feel for a slider. DeSclafani's control is short and his fastball flattens out, and despite his big stuff and loose arm, he gets hit hard.
6 205 Cincinnati Reds Sean Buckley 3B St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC $125,000
The son of Reds scouting director Chris Buckley, Sean has interesting righthanded power and a chance to stay at third base, though he may be a better fit in right field. He has present strength and an average to plus throwing arm, and he also could go out in the first 15 rounds.
6 208 Minnesota Twins Dereck Rodriguez OF Pace (Fla.) HS $130,000
Ivan Rodriguez's son has a wiry, athletic frame that attracted scouts, as well as an above-average arm and average to a tick-above average speed. Scouts were divided on whether his bat was ready for pro ball.
7 220 Houston Astros Javaris Reynolds OF King HS, Tampa $150,000
Reynolds is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound lefthanded hitter with athleticism and above-average speed. He's physical and generates good bat speed. His raw approach at the plate and inconsistent swing may lead him to spend two years in rookie ball, but his upside is intriguing. He's committed to the State JC of Florida, formerly known as Manatee JC.
8 253 Florida Marlins Dejai Oliver RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC $200,000
Dejai Oliver is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound righthander and the son of ex-big league catcher Joe Oliver, and he has flashed a tight slider and feel for pitching while scraping the low 90s.
8 260 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Miranda LHP Miami $125,000
Daniel Miranda racked up 15 saves as Miami's closer this season. At 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, he's not projectable and thrived by commanding a mix of three lively pitches from a low three-quarters slot: an average fastball, decent curveball and changeup that was his best pitch. He walked just four in 30 2011 innings, and some scouts questioned his durability considering he was basically a one-inning guy.
8 263 San Diego Padres Kevin Quackenbush RHP South Florida $5,000
Among college closers, the pitcher who improved his lot the most was South Florida senior righthander Kevin Quackenbush, who came on strong after the addition of pitching coach Chuck Hernandez, a former big league pitching coach. Quackenbush found the strike zone more frequently this year with his 90-95 mph fastball and walked just seven this season, about a third of his past walk rate. His secondary stuff isn't special, but he throws his slider with some power and has added a changeup. He's the top draft prospect for the Bulls.
8 265 Cincinnati Reds Jon Matthews OF St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC $125,000
Matthews is a raw athlete with arm strength and speed who was committed to Charleston Southern. He was considered signable.
9 282 New York Mets Alex Panteliodis LHP Florida $175,000
The Gator bullpen features 6-foot-2, 230-pound Alex Panteliodis, a soft-bodied pitchability lefthander who was the Gators' ace in 2010, going 11-3, 3.51. At his best, Panteliodis has an average fastball that he commands to go with a solid curveball and decent changeup. He didn't respond well to losing his starting job this season.
9 289 Toronto Blue Jays Andrew Suarez LHP Columbus HS, Miami
Scouts have watched Suarez for some time, and in some ways it seems they only look for his flaws now. He was Dade County's top pitcher as a sophomore in 2009, and scouts noticed his easy arm action and smooth delivery. He hit 92 mph easily, so scouts kept waiting for more out of the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder. Suarez still throws 92 mph and sits in the 88-92 range at his best. Like many prep pitchers, his fastball velocity has fluctuated, and he was up-and-down this spring. He shows a good feel for throwing his curveball for strikes and a solid changeup as well. The biggest question with Suarez is how much is left in his arm. Projecting on Florida high school pitchers can be dicey because they play year-round, and some area scouts question his athleticism. He has a strong commitment to Miami as well. Even if his fastball velocity doesn't improve, Suarez has a chance to be a physical three-pitch lefty, making him a first-five-rounds talent.
9 291 Chicago White Sox Matt Lane LHP Northwest Florida State JC $110,000
Lane is a Georgia prep product who started his college career at Mississippi State. After pitching 12 innings in 2010 and posting a 5.25 ERA, he transferred to Northwest Florida State, where he got a chance to start and took full advantage, going 8-5, 2.18 in 99 innings. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Lane has room to fill out and added some velocity this season, bumping 90-91 on occasion and pitching consistently in the upper 80s at season's end from a high arm slot. He throws a solid curveball and changeup at his best but can be inconsistent with his secondary stuff when he loses his slot. He's committed to Tulane.
9 297 San Francisco Giants Derek Law RHP Miami Dade JC $125,000
Law scares off evaluators with his rough arm action and hard delivery, though he shows a fastball in the 89-93 mph range and holds his velocity. He dominated juco competition (8-5, 2.35, 121/16 SO/BB ratio in 92 innings) with his fastball and power downer curve.
10 307 Washington Nationals Manny Rodriguez RHP Barry (Fla.) $115,000
Division II Barry (Fla.) converted Manny Rodriguez from third base to pitcher in the spring of 2010 and made him into both a prospect and their ace. He's a bit older, having redshirted a year at St. Thomas, then playing two years at Palm Beach JC. He dominated at times in the nation's deepest D-II league, going 7-3, 2.00 with 126 strikeouts in 113 innings. His fastball touches 95 and sits in the 90-92 range, and has shown some promise with his curveball and changeup.
10 321 Chicago White Sox Ben O'Shea LHP Santa Fe (Fla.) JC
Santa Fe lefthander Ben O'Shea consistently sat in the upper 80s most of the season, and with his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame teams had enough to dream on. He improved his stock greatly by sitting in the 90-92 mph range at the state juco tournament as his team's No. 2 starter behind Malcolm Clapsaddle. O'Shea also shows feel for a changeup and a fringe-average slurvy breaking ball.
10 328 Minnesota Twins Brett Lee LHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC $150,000
Brett Lee was drafted in 2010 by the Dodgers in the 33rd round out of Bishop State (Ala.), then transferred to St. Petersburg JC in an attempt to improve his draft stock. It worked, even though he went just 4-8, 5.06. He has good size at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and flashed an above-average slider to go with a fastball with average velocity.
11 341 Milwaukee Brewers Tommy Toledo RHP Florida
Toledo was a third-round pick in 2007, was in the rotation in 2008 and missed the 2009 season with Tommy John surgery. He came back last year in a sporadic role and has pitched mostly in relief this season, reaching 94-95 mph.
11 347 Detroit Tigers Dean Green 1B Barry (Fla.)
11 361 Philadelphia Phillies Tyler Greene SS West Boca Raton (Fla.) HS $375,000
Teammate of highly regarded righthander Mike Kelly, Greene is one of the draft's bigger enigmas. The younger brother of Mets farmhand Chase Greene, Tyler pushed his brother off shortstop when they played together in 2009, when he was just a sophomore. He's impressive physically and shows well in workouts and showcases with his raw tools. Greene has improved his speed to well above-average over the last year by getting stronger and more explosive. He has a fast-twitch body and athletic ability, and looks the part at shortstop. He's not natural at short, doesn't always get good hops and doesn't have the most accurate arm, short-circuiting his plus arm strength. Offensively, he was erratic on the showcase circuit and again this spring, where he was hitting around .380 in mid May with just five home runs. Greene also could move up boards with a strong workout.
12 375 Los Angeles Angels Joe Krehbiel 3B Seminole (Fla.) HS $125,000
12 381 Chicago White Sox Andrew Virgili RHP Lynn (Fla.)
13 401 Milwaukee Brewers Mallex Smith OF Rickards HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
13 403 Florida Marlins Josh Adams SS Florida
Senior second baseman Josh Adams hit just .224 last season, then responded with a .340 year this season. He shifted to a contact approach this season and should be a solid organizational infielder.
14 426 Kansas City Royals D'Andre Toney OF Gulf Coast (Fla.) JC
Gulf Coast outfielder D'Andre Toney drew scouts to the school with his athletic ability and performance, but he doesn't have a carrying tool to go in the first 20 rounds.
14 431 Milwaukee Brewers Jacob Barnes RHP Florida Gulf Coast
14 436 Oakland Athletics Nick Rickles C Stetson
Rickles was summer-ball teammates in 2009 with Bethune-Cookman's Peter O'Brien, and while O'Brien is the better pro prospect, many college coaches prefer Rickles, who has a durable 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame. He struggled as a sophomore before straightening out his swing in the Valley League last summer, hitting .284 with eight homers. He carried that over as a junior and has had his best power season, adding loft to his swing. Using a contact-oriented approach, he had more home runs (11) than strikeouts (seven). He has excellent balance at the plate and a professional approach to go with excellent bat control. Rickles is a decent athlete and runs around 7.0 seconds over 60 yards. Some scouts have reservations about Rickles' catch-and-throw skills. He has a hitch in his throwing motion as he transfers from glove to hand, negating to a degree his solid-average arm strength. Nevertheless, he threw out 35 percent of baserunners in 2011, after throwing out 29 percent as a sophomore and 26 percent as a freshman. He's a good receiver at the college level but no better than average. He has been one of the nation's best-performing college catchers and should sneak into the fifth to eighth round.
15 453 Seattle Mariners Mike McGee OF Florida State
15 458 Cleveland Indians Todd Hankins 2B Seminole State (Fla.) JC $110,000
15 465 Los Angeles Angels Domonic Jose OF Boca Raton (Fla.) HS
Several potential premium picks are thought to be tough signs, such as Stanford recruits Austin Slater and Domonic Jose, the son of former big leaguer Felix Jose. Jose flashed five-tool ability over the last two seasons without putting them all together at the same time. He has bloodlines, runs well for his size at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, and has oustanding makeup. He's a switch-hitter with a natural swing from the left side. But he has battled draftitis this spring in addition to his Stanford commitment. He's signable in the first three rounds but may not have shown enough to go that high.
15 478 Minnesota Twins Josue Montanez LHP Miami Dade JC $125,000
16 482 Pittsburgh Pirates Eric Skoglund LHP Sarasota (Fla.) HS
Central Florida's revived program was headed for regionals and could get a further lift from incoming recruits such as Eric Skoglund, a lefthander with a body that resembles that of former Florida Gulf Coast ace Chris Sale, and shortstop Tommy Williams. Skoglund's stuff was short most of the spring, but he touched 91 mph in early May and held his velocity for five innings. He has an easy delivery and clean arm, and a feel for spinning the ball. A late thumb injury and tough signability might drive him down draft boards.
16 486 Kansas City Royals Jack Lopez SS Deltona (Fla.) HS $750,000
Shortstop Jack Lopez helped lead Deltona High to the state title game, where it lost to Jose Fernandez and Alonso High. Lopez is the son of Reds bullpen coach Juan Lopez and has the middle-infield actions to stay there in pro ball, with soft hands as his best attribute. He has the feel for the game you would expect from someone who has been a bat boy in big league games and hung around major league clubhouses. At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, he's built for college ball and is signed with Miami.
16 489 Chicago Cubs Rafael Lopez C Florida State
16 498 Colorado Rockies Preston Tucker 1B Florida
Tucker broke in to college ball with a splash, driving in 85 runs and earning first-team Freshman All-American honors in 2009. He was primarily a first baseman in his first two seasons but has shifted to the outfield as a junior to help Florida get more bats into the lineup and to showcase Tucker's versatility. Most scouts says it has done more to expose Tucker's flaws than highlight his strengths, though, and after he batted .113 in the Cape Cod League he has his detractors. He did rally in the Cape to hit two home runs in the postseason, and he rallied from a slow 2011 start to get back over .300 in Southeastern Conference play while hitting double digits in home runs again. Tucker has solid hitting ability and makes consistent contact, and he's not afraid to work counts. He has solid power, but it's hard for scouts to give him above-average grades for either of his best tools. Defensively, he fits better in left field, where his below-average speed and arm are less of a factor than in right, where he plays for the Gators. Some scouts see him as more of a first baseman. His track record of performance should get him off the board in the first six rounds.
16 500 St. Louis Cardinals Travis Miller RHP Miami
17 513 Seattle Mariners Nate Melendres OF Miami $150,000
At 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, Melendres has four tools that are average or better. He is a solid-average defender and plus runner who plays the short game well and makes consistent contact. He's a good basestealer whose bat lacks impact potential due to his lack of power. Melendres' average arm helps him profile as a fourth outfielder.
17 521 Milwaukee Brewers Mario Amaral C Reagan HS, Hialeah, Fla.
Beyond the top group of Florida catchers, some evaluators preferred Mario Amaral who has a strong frame and more arm strength than Aramis Garcia. Like Garcia, Amaral opened eyes with his raw power potential and he performed well this spring. He has signed with Florida State.
17 536 Atlanta Braves Gus Schlosser RHP Florida Southern
17 537 San Francisco Giants Paul Davis RHP Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic's top draft pick should be Paul Davis, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound righthander who transferred in from Pensacola (Fla.) JC after being drafted by the Red Sox in the 29th round last year. Davis has traits that make him a likely reliever, such as velocity (he has touched 94 mph), a solid slider, an emotional nature and excellent competitiveness. He also has shown an ability to maintain his velocity deep in games, touching 93 in the ninth inning of one start, and impressive consistency. He tied for the Sun Belt Conference lead in complete games (three) and wins (seven) in the regular season.
18 565 Cincinnati Reds Jimmy Moran RHP South Florida
19 573 Seattle Mariners Luke Guarnaccia C Palm Beach (Fla.) JC $250,000
The Mariners went hard after catching in this year's draft, as Guarnaccia was one of five catchers signed for $100,000 or more. The M's liked Guarnaccia in 2010, drafting him in the 21st round out of high school and followed his progress at Palm Beach (Fla.) CC, getting him in the 19th round in 2011. Guarnaccia is a good athlete that shows solid arm strength and footwork. A switch-hitter, he has raw power from both sides of the plate, but more from the left side, and he runs well for a catcher.
19 582 New York Mets Dustin Lawley OF West Florida
19 584 Los Angeles Dodgers Garrett Bush RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC
Garrett Bush, a 6-foot-5 transfer from Auburn who is a Jacksonville native, still has projection as he came to pitching late in high school. For now his stuff is fringy at best and not as firm as the Seminole State teammate and ace, Dejai Oliver.
19 585 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Crowley LHP Northwest Florida State JC
19 587 Detroit Tigers Daniel Bennett RHP Florida State
19 589 Toronto Blue Jays Luke Weaver RHP DeLand (Fla.) HS
19 592 Boston Red Sox Sikes Orvis 1B Freedom HS, Orlando
20 602 Pittsburgh Pirates Trea Turner SS Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla.
20 604 Arizona Diamondbacks Tommy Williams SS Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS
Williams has a good body and decent strength combined with a feel for hitting. He has the arm strength for the left side of the infield but is a tough profile defensively at the pro level.
20 606 Kansas City Royals Terrance Gore OF Gulf Coast (Fla.) JC
Terrance Gore is a 5-foot-7 freshman from Macon, Ga. whom one coach compared to Deion Sanders in terms of speed. Gore is listed at 170 pounds and has drawn comparisons to former Chipola JC outfielder Darren Ford as a right-right center fielder with minimal power. His arm is also well below-average, but Gore's top of the scale speed should get him drafted in the first 15 rounds.
20 615 Los Angeles Angels Junior Carlin LHP South Florida
20 618 Colorado Rockies Dan Winkler RHP Central Florida
Danny Winkler is a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder with a solid-average fastball and a slider that at times is a swing-and-miss pitch.
20 620 St. Louis Cardinals Aramis Garcia C Pembroke Pines (Fla.) HS
Florida's catchers got plenty of attention, and beyond the top group some evaluators preferred Aramis Garcia, a Florida International signee. Garcia resembles 2009 supplemental first-rounder Steve Baron, who was a premium defender. He has more power potential than Baron but lacks fluid actions behind the plate. His bat may have to carry him if the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder outgrows catching.
21 634 Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Griffin 1B Central Florida
21 640 Houston Astros Jimmy Howick SS Jacksonville
21 642 New York Mets John Gant RHP Wiregrass Ranch HS, Wesley Chapel, Fla. $185,000
Originally from New York City, Gant was a transplant in Florida. He had committed to Long Island before the Mets signed him to an over-slot deal this summer. Gant has an athletic, projectable frame and a fastball that sits in the 87-91 mph range and topped out at 93. The pitch also shows good downward life and sink. Gant also flashes a solid-average breaking ball and has good upside.
21 645 Los Angeles Angels Shane Riedie RHP Tampa
22 665 Baltimore Orioles Mike Miedzianowski SS Martin County HS, Stuart, Fla.
22 672 New York Mets Casey Turgeon SS Dunedin (Fla.) HS
22 688 Minnesota Twins James Ramsey OF Florida State
Florida State doesn't have a lot of draft prospects other than ace Sean Gilmartin, with the exception of outfielder James Ramsey, who has a chance to go in a single-digit round. He's a lefthanded hitter with an uppercut swing who has improved his hitting ability this season, using the whole field more while maintaining his solid raw power. The 6-foot, 190-pounder has solid-average tools across the board. He's an academic all-American who didn't play summer ball the last two years. His father played on Florida State's 1980 College World Series team and his mother played tennis there, so his signability could be tough.
22 689 New York Yankees Nick Goody RHP State JC of Florida
Nick Goody, a solid righty at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds with a 88-92 mph fastball and solid slider.
23 701 Milwaukee Brewers Ben McMahan C Florida
Catcher Ben McMahan has catch-and-throw skills and a pro body but has been buried behind sophomore Mike Zunino, the Southeastern Conference player of the year.
23 709 Toronto Blue Jays K'Shawn Smith SS Indian River (Fla.) JC
24 740 St. Louis Cardinals Jonathan Cornelius LHP Florida Tech
24 751 Philadelphia Phillies Matt Campbell RHP Florida
25 759 Chicago Cubs Rock Shoulders 1B State JC of Florida $294,000
At the opposite end of the spectrum is slugger Rock Shoulders of State College of Florida, formerly known as Manatee JC. Shoulders' 14 homers led the state, and he impressed scouts by trimming up his 6-foot-2, 225-pound body. The Red Sox' 20th-round pick a year ago, Shoulders doesn't have the knack for hitting of prep sluggers in the state such as Dan Vogelbach and Dante Bichette Jr., but his pop from the left side should get him picked about 10 rounds sooner than last year.
25 769 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Arce 1B Tampa (no school) $100,000
26 784 Arizona Diamondbacks Austin Platt RHP Bradenton, Fla. (No school)
26 787 Washington Nationals Shawn Pleffner OF Tampa
26 797 Detroit Tigers Colin Kaline 2B Florida Southern
26 810 Tampa Bay Rays Raymond Church 2B Florida Atlantic
27 819 Chicago Cubs Taiwan Easterling OF Florida State $150,000
27 822 New York Mets Randy Fontanez RHP South Florida
27 835 Cincinnati Reds Taylor Wrenn 2B Tampa
28 852 New York Mets Jharel Cotton RHP Miami Dade JC
Cotton has a stabbing arm action that can be difficult to repeat, but at his best he touches 93 mph, sitting 88-91, and has a plus changeup.
28 855 Los Angeles Angels Daniel Vargas-Vila RHP West Florida
28 859 Toronto Blue Jays Jorge Vega-Rosado SS Miami Dade JC
28 869 New York Yankees Josean Lazaro RHP North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, Fla.
29 879 Chicago Cubs Drew Weeks 3B Clay HS, Green Cove Springs, Fla.
29 881 Milwaukee Brewers David Lucroy RHP Umatila (Fla.) HS
29 885 Los Angeles Angels Greg Larson RHP Florida
29 890 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Matulis LHP Central Florida
29 895 Cincinnati Reds Dariel Delgado RHP Miami (No school)
29 900 Tampa Bay Rays Jonathan Koscso 2B South Florida
30 913 Florida Marlins Jose Behar C Florida International
31 935 Baltimore Orioles John Costa RHP Summit Christian HS, West Palm Beach, Fla.
31 939 Chicago Cubs Ronnie Richardson OF Central Florida
Central Florida's top prospect entering the year was supposed to be outfielder Ronnie Richardson, a speedy 5-foot-7 dynamo and draft-eligible sophomore. He hasn't broken out yet and will be a tough read. He turned down the Twins as an 11th-rounder out of high school and has improved as a switch-hitter with more experience, with his lefthanded swing making great progress. He's a plus runner but not a burner and needs to be more patient at the plate while gaining aggressiveness on the basepaths. Richardson has good arm strength and shows above-average defense in center field at times. His best performances tend to come against better opponents, with his consistency leaving something to be desired.
31 941 Milwaukee Brewers Sean Albury RHP Nova Southeastern (Fla.)
Sean Albury, a smallish righthander originally from the Bahamas, has a fastball that ranges from 90-93 mph, and that should get him drafted.
31 948 Colorado Rockies Sam Mende SS South Florida
The South Florida Bulls could have shortstop Sam Mende go out due to his dependable defensive skills up the middle. Mende had a brutal year with the bat, however, batting .194 in Big East games with 26 strikeouts in 103 at-bats.
32 965 Baltimore Orioles Ryan Meyer RHP Oviedo (Fla.) HS
32 984 Texas Rangers Sam Robinson LHP Miami
32 989 New York Yankees Garrett Nuss RHP Mount Dora HS, Sorrento, Fla.
33 998 Cleveland Indians Jack Wagoner RHP Florida Gulf Coast
33 1018 Minnesota Twins Stephen Wickens SS Florida Gulf Coast
34 1037 Detroit Tigers Zach Maggard C Florida Southern
34 1045 Cincinnati Reds Bryson Smith OF Florida
35 1055 Baltimore Orioles Lindsey Caughel RHP Stetson
Righthander Lindsey Caughel had come back from an ankle injury that caused him to miss four starts, and he was back on the mound for the postseason. Caughel's 88-91 mph fastball and curveball earn average grades when he's at his best, and he has a pro body at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds.
35 1062 New York Mets Chase Bradford RHP Central Florida
35 1075 Cincinnati Reds Sam Kimmel 2B Indian River (Fla.) JC
36 1087 Washington Nationals Ben Hawkins LHP West Florida
36 1095 Los Angeles Angels Brandon Brewer SS West Florida
36 1102 Boston Red Sox Jace Herrera RHP Wekiva HS, Apopka, Fla.
37 1121 Milwaukee Brewers Casey Medlen RHP North Florida
37 1127 Detroit Tigers Nick Avila RHP Nova Southeastern (Fla.)
37 1128 Colorado Rockies Brandon Bonilla LHP Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
37 1131 Chicago White Sox Todd Kibby LHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC
37 1139 New York Yankees Ryan Harris RHP Jupiter (Fla.) HS
Righthander Ryan Harris is part of another strong Florida recruiting class and had a dominant spring, but scouts slotted him behind area rivals Michael Kelly and Kyle Smith. Harris' fastball can reach 90-91 mph, and he has good athleticism. At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, he doesn't have a current plus pitch.
38 1146 Kansas City Royals Andrew Durden RHP Nova Southeastern (Fla.)
Nova Southeastern has a late sleeper in outfielder Andrew Durden, whom scouts know well from stints at Florida State (last year) and Indian River JC. At 5-foot-11, 211 pounds, Durden was a two-way player in juco and just pitched at Florida State, then came to Division II Nova to hit. He has tools, with present strength and solid power as he smashed 16 home runs and slugged .721. His inexperience as a full-time hitter showed, with 57 strikeouts in 197 at-bats. Durden has excellent bat speed, an above-average arm and above-average speed, and he switch-hits. The intriguing raw package should get him drafted in the first dozen rounds.
38 1155 Los Angeles Angels Frank DeJiulio RHP Tampa
38 1160 St. Louis Cardinals Jeremy Patton 3B Florida International
38 1164 Texas Rangers Tucker Donahue RHP Stetson
Reliever Tucker Donahue, who also had made eight starts, ranked second at Stetson in innings and was the Hatters' moment-of-truth reliever. He has excellent life on his sinking fastball, which sits 91-92 and touches 94 mph. His slider is fringy and his changeup is below-average, and for the most part he pitches off his sinker.
38 1171 Philadelphia Phillies Brett Maggard LHP Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla.
39 1191 Chicago White Sox Javier Reynoso LHP Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS, Tampa
42 1263 Seattle Mariners David Villasuso C Miami
42 1272 New York Mets Greg Pron OF West Florida
42 1288 Minnesota Twins Matt Tomshaw LHP Jacksonville
42 1290 Tampa Bay Rays Mike Bourdon C Tampa
43 1297 Washington Nationals Mitch Morales SS Wellington (Fla.) HS
44 1324 Arizona Diamondbacks Derek Luciano 3B Central Florida
44 1334 Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Slater SS Bolles School, Jacksonville
Several potential premium picks are thought to be tough signs, such as Stanford recruits Austin Slater and Domonic Jose, the son of former big leaguer Felix Jose. Slater was banged up all spring and will take his intriguing raw power to school.
44 1340 St. Louis Cardinals Brandon Creath RHP Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
44 1342 Boston Red Sox Matt Martin C Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
45 1353 Seattle Mariners Charles Jimenez OF Milton (Fla.) HS
45 1354 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Lane OF Coral Shores HS, Tavernier, Fla.
45 1356 Kansas City Royals Julio Morales RHP Bethune-Cookman
46 1387 Washington Nationals Tyler Thompson OF Florida
Florida's deep roster has affected position players such as Tyler Thompson, who has not been able to maintain a regular job in the outfield. He's a solid athlete.
46 1391 Milwaukee Brewers Ahmad Christian SS Trinity Christian Academy, Deltona, Fla.
46 1395 Los Angeles Angels Michael Johnson LHP Hillsborough (Fla.) CC $140,000
46 1397 Detroit Tigers Alex Fernandez Jr. OF Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
46 1405 Cincinnati Reds Jose Brizuela 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
47 1421 Milwaukee Brewers Jecid Tarazona OF North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, Fla.
47 1431 Chicago White Sox Robert Llera C Hialeah (Fla.) HS
48 1452 New York Mets Malcolm Clapsaddle RHP Santa Fe (Fla.) JC
The state pitcher of the year, Clapsaddle has a memorable name and bumped 92 mph in the fall. His fastball velocity was less showy during the season, and his stuff generally earns fringy grades. He began his college career at Georgia and will go to High Point if he doesn't sign.
48 1457 Detroit Tigers Lavaris McCullough OF Palatka (Fla.) HS
49 1473 Seattle Mariners Andrew Grifol 1B Santa Fe (Fla.) JC
49 1486 Oakland Athletics Charles Sheffield OF Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
49 1489 Toronto Blue Jays Charlie LaMar LHP Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS
49 1501 Philadelphia Phillies Johnny Knight OF Sebring (Fla.) HS
50 1510 Houston Astros Colton Davis OF Lake Wales (Fla.) HS
50 1511 Milwaukee Brewers Matt Franco OF St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.