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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
13 392 Pittsburgh Pirates Brandon Platts RHP Mason City (Iowa) HS
27 829 Toronto Blue Jays Derrick Loveless OF Solon (Iowa) HS $125,000
27 841 Philadelphia Phillies Braden Shull LHP Mount Pleasant (Iowa) HS $137,500
Iowa's best high school prospect is lefthander Braden Shull, a late bloomer who started touching 90-91 mph with his fastball this spring. Extremely projectable at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, he has a lot of work to do with his secondary pitches. He has committed to Kansas State.
29 888 Colorado Rockies Matt Dermody LHP Iowa
The state's top four-year college prospect is Matt Dermody, a draft-eligible sophomore. He's a 6-foot-5, 200-pound lefthander with an 88-90 mph fastball that peaks at 93, but he has a hitch in his funky delivery that reduces his projectability. His curveball, changeup and command are all decent.
34 1041 Chicago White Sox Dakota Freese RHP Washington HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
36 1093 Florida Marlins Damek Tomscha 3B Iowa Western CC
Third baseman Damek Tomscha was the most dangerous hitter on an Iowa Western CC team that returned to Grand Junction to defend its 2010 national championship. A freshman drafted in the 50th round by the Phillies a year ago, he's a physical 6-foot-3, 223-pounder with lots of raw righthanded power. His swing is long, and he has yet to prove he can hit quality breaking balls. He moves well at third base, and scouts are intrigued by his potential as a pitcher after clocking him at 95 mph throwing across the infield during fall practice. Tomscha prefers to hit and didn't take the mound this spring.
37 1130 St. Louis Cardinals Brad Watson RHP Wartburg (Iowa)
38 1148 Cleveland Indians Yhoxian Medina SS Southeastern (Iowa) CC
41 1239 Chicago Cubs Austin Urban RHP Des Moines Area CC $100,000
One of the top high school prospects in Pennsylvania last year, Austin Urban turned down the Orioles as a 27th-round pick. Originally committed to Penn State, he opted to attend Des Moines Area CC so he could be eligible for the 2011 draft. After a terrible start this spring, he came on down the stretch and struck out 13 against Williston State (N.D.) in a district tournament championship game win that put the Bears in the Division II Junior College World Series. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound righthander, Urban has a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 94. He also an 83-85 mph slider and the makings of a changeup. Scouts don't love his one-piece arm action, however, and he needs to repeat his delivery better in order to improve his command.
42 1267 Washington Nationals David Kerian SS Bishop Heelan HS, Sioux City, Iowa
43 1313 San Diego Padres Cody Gabella SS Southeastern (Iowa) CC