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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
1 17 Los Angeles Angels C.J. Cron Jr. 1B Utah $1,467,000
Power numbers are way down in college baseball this year because of less-potent bats, but don't tell that to Cron, who hit .444/.522/.829 with 15 home runs in 187 regular-season at-bats for Utah. His father Chris played in the big leagues and has managed in the minor leagues since 1995, so C.J. has grown up around the game. He has come through the amateur ranks as a catcher, but he's just serviceable behind the plate and has not played there this season because of an injury to his throwing shoulder and his days as a catcher may be over. He doesn't move well at first base and is a bottom-of-the-scale runner, but that's all right because he's the best all-around hitter in the country and should have no problem producing the numbers teams expect from a first baseman. Cron has the unique combination of pure hitting ability and power. He projects to be an above-average hitter and has legitimate 80 raw power on the 20-80 scale that translates into at least above-average usable power. He has great hand-eye coordination and the strength in his hands to drive good pitches for singles and doubles. He uses a good approach at the plate and makes adjustments well, so he should move quickly through a team's system.
8 254 Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Anton LHP Utah $25,000
Anton helped himself out with a great outing against John Stilson and Texas A&M. He pitches with a fringy fastball but has touched 92 mph as late as the fourth inning, with a four-pitch mix. In addition to the fastball, he throws a changeup, a curveball and a cutter that he added this year.
29 883 Florida Marlins Matt Neil RHP Brigham Young
Righthander Matthew Neil also attracted attention for the Cougars. He has a big frame at 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds and ran his fastball up to 92 mph with a slider and occasional changeup. He's old for a senior after serving a two-year Mormon mission to New York. Neil has experience as a starter, but will likely get his chance as a reliever at the next level.
29 889 Toronto Blue Jays Taylor Cole RHP Brigham Young
Brigham Young righthander Taylor Cole was rated the No. 79 in the country heading into the 2007 draft, as a senior at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas. He slipped to the 26th round and headed to JC of Southern Nevada, where he fell even further to the 31st round in 2008. Cole then spent 2009 and 2010 on a Mormon mission in Toronto. He returned and pitched well this year, sitting in the 90-92 mph range early and touching 94. He mixed in a slider and changeup. He tired down the stretch, with his fastball dipping down to the mid-80s at times, which isn't shocking from a player who took two years off. While Cole is athletic, he doesn't have a workhorse frame at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds. He could go off the board as high as the fifth round to a team that saw him good this year and remembers him touching 96 mph out of high school.
33 1000 Houston Astros Dominique Taylor OF Salt Lake CC
Taylor shows top-of-the-scale speed at times and has power potential, but he is a little raw as a pro prospect. His swing needs refinement and he has fringy arm strength.