Philadelphia Phillies

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Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
1s 39 Larry Greene OF Berrien County HS, Nashville, Ga. Ga. $1,000,000
Greene isn't quite one-dimensional, but it's close. He's a physical beast at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, and one evaluator compared his power to that of Russell Branyan, another south Georgia lefthanded hitter. Green was dominating and putting on huge power displays against modest pitching, pushing himself into first-round consideration. However, scouts who saw him last summer recall he struggled mightily with velocity at the East Coast Pro Showcase. Greene is somewhat stiff but is an average runner, which should give him a chance to play left field, but some scouts think he'll wind up as more of a first base/DH type. Greene's value is mostly in his bat and well above-average raw power. He's likely to put on a display in individual workouts for teams prior to the draft.
2 66 Roman Quinn SS Port St. Joe (Fla.) HS Fla. $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 90 Harold Martinez 3B Miami Fla. $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.
3 120 Adam Morgan LHP Alabama Ala. $250,000
Alabama's roster is thin on tools, and the Crimson Tide may not have more than one player drafted in the first 10 rounds: Morgan, who has had flashes of brilliance mixed with low points. He has pitched in the rotation for three seasons, and his solid size and good arm action entice scouts. His delivery, arm action and delivery evoke Cliff Lee, though he doesn't have Lee's stuff or command. Morgan does pound the strike zone and at times pitches downhill with a 90-92 mph fastball. He also has flashed an above-average slider that will touch 84 mph, and his changeup flashes average as well. So why doesn't Morgan dominate? His fastball more regularly sits in the 87-90 mph range, and even at lower velocity it can flatten out. He has a stiff front leg in his delivery that at times prevents him from keeping the ball down, and his slider is inconsistent. He has been durable this season, though his delivery does raise injury concerns with some scouts.
4 151 Cody Asche 3B Nebraska Neb. $168,300
While many college hitters have had trouble adjusting to less lively bats this spring, Asche has thrived. After totaling 19 doubles and 12 homers in his first two years at Nebraska, he drilled 27 and 12 during the 2011 regular season. His season almost was derailed before it started, as he missed fall practice with stretched ligaments in the arch of his foot, but the injury responded to rest and rehabilitation. Asche's best tool is his lefthanded power, which rates a 55 or 60 on the 20-80 scouting scale. He has good hand-eye coordination and a sound approach, so he should hit for a solid average as well. Six-foot-2 and 198 pounds, Asche is a decent runner once he gets going. He also has average arm strength, but lacks soft hands and quick feet, so he'll probably have to move off third base in pro ball. He's athletic enough to try the outfield, and some scouts wonder if his tools might translate well behind the plate.
5 181 Mitch Walding SS St. Mary's HS, Stockton, Calif. 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.
6 211 Zach Wright C East Carolina N.C.
The Pirates' top position player prospect is catcher Zach Wright. He's a physical 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and has been solid behind the plate. He has good power, leading the Pirates with 13 home runs, and like all catchers could go higher than expected based on the lack of depth at the position.
7 241 Ken Giles RHP Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Ariz. $250,000
Coming into the season, Yavapai JC righthander Kenny Giles was a one-trick pony. Giles, 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, did not pitch as a high school senior because of elbow tendinitis and threw just 11 innings for New Mexico JC last year. He entered the year as just a thrower, having shown arm strength but little control or secondary pitches in the past. He turned a corner this spring, though, sitting 92-96 mph and touching 99. His fastball can get straight, but he has commanded it well and worked to improve his tempo on the mound. Giles also developed a splitter and has shown an 87-88 mph slider in bullpens and competitive batting practice sessions. Teams know he's raw, but his arm strength could land him as high as the third round. He is committed to Arizona, though scouts expect him to sign.
8 271 Austin Wright LHP Mississippi Miss. $125,000
Austin Wright has teased scouts for years as a first baseman/lefthander and was a 23rd-round pick twice--in 2008, out of an Illinois high school by the Pirates, and last year, by the Red Sox out of Chipola (Fla.) JC. He has never quite fulfilled his promise, but he's still likely to be drafted in the first 10 rounds because of his size (6-foot-4, 234 pounds) and his fastball, which at times sits in the low 90s, touching 94. His curveball gives him another average pitch to attack hitters. He threw more strikes this season than he had in junior college, but they weren't always quality strikes, and SEC hitters batted .293 against him.
9 301 Logan Moore C Northeastern (Colo.) JC Colo. $100,000
Moore has a good catcher's build at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. His father, Brad, pitched briefly for the Phillies in 1988 and 1990. Moore is new to catching, having recently converted to the position from third base, but already shows a good feel for receiving and blocking. He also has above-average arm strength and a quick release. Moore's bat is a little light at this point, but there's strength projection in his frame and he could develop more gap power as he continues to fill out.
10 331 Jake Overbey SS University School, Jackson, Tenn. Tenn.
The other prep player in the state with a good chance to get drafted is shortstop Jake Overbey, who is signed to Mississippi. Scouts also expect him to make it to college because he doesn't have a standout tool. He's athletic and competes well, having played quarterback in football, and has a nice swing to go with his rangy, projectable frame. Overbey is just a fair runner and didn't show enough explosiveness this spring with the bat for most teams to consider buying out his college commitment.
11 361 Tyler Greene SS West Boca Raton (Fla.) HS Fla. $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.
12 391 Yacksel Rios RHP Cuevas HS, Gurabo, P.R. P.R.
Yackel Rios is just 17 and has a projectable 6-foot-4 frame. Scouts have seen the righthander sit in the 90-93 mph range for short spurts. He's a converted third baseman who hasn't been pitching for long, as shown by his inconsistent, below-average breaking ball and nascent changeup.
13 421 Colton Murray RHP Kansas Kan.
Murray put himself on the prospect map with an all-star summer last year in the Cape Cod League, where he saved eight games and allowed just one earned run in 19 innings. He has continued to impress at Kansas, where he has been a key contributor in the bullpen for three seasons. Though he's just 6 feet and 193 pounds, Murray generates a 91-94 mph fastball without much effort. He complements his fastball, which features some life, with a solid slider. His pitches tend to get on hitters quickly because his high leg kick adds deception to his delivery. He consistently throws strikes as well. Murray may not have closer stuff, but he could be a set-up man who won't require a lot of minor league seasoning before he's ready for the majors.
14 451 Trey Ford 3B South Mountain (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
South Mountain shortstop Trey Ford has an athletic, 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. He's a bit of a tweener because he doesn't have the range to stay at shortstop or the power to profile at third base, but he shows above-average speed and arm strength and plays hard.
15 481 Ryan Garvey OF Palm Desert (Calif.) HS Calif.
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.
16 511 Taylor Black SS Kentucky Ky.
17 541 Jesen Therrien RHP Ahuntsic (Que.) JC Quebec
The college prospects are never quite as exciting in Canada, and that's the case again this year. The most interesting is righthander Jesen Dygestile-Therrien, who was drafted last year in the 36th round by the Mets but did not sign. He was still young enough this year to play with the junior national team and showed a loose, easy arm and a fastball in the 88-90 mph range. He is committed to Howard (Texas) JC for next year.
18 571 Drew Hillman 3B UC Irvine Calif.
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.
19 601 John Hill C Concordia (Calif.) Calif.
20 631 Peter Lavin OF San Francisco Calif.
21 661 Riley Moore C San Marcos (Calif.) HS Calif.
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.
22 691 Matt Holland OF Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas
23 721 Cody Fick RHP Evansville Ind.
24 751 Matt Campbell RHP Florida Fla.
25 781 Ryan Duke RHP Oklahoma Okla.
26 811 Michael Rocha RHP Oklahoma Okla.
27 841 Braden Shull LHP Mount Pleasant (Iowa) HS Iowa $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.
28 871 Ian Durham RHP California Lutheran Calif.
29 901 Paul Cusick RHP Pennsylvania Pa.
30 931 Mike Marshall 1B Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas
31 961 Kyle Olson C Jackson HS, Mill Creek, Wash. Wash.
32 991 Greg Herbst RHP St. Mary's (Texas) Texas
33 1021 Brock Stassi OF Nevada Nev.
Nevada first baseman Brock Stassi's brother Max is a catcher in the Athletics system. Brock, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior, played both ways for the Wolf Pack, and will likely go out late as a position player with the fallback of going to the mound if hitting doesn't work out.
34 1051 Brandon Pletsch SS Rancho HS, Las Vegas Nev.
35 1081 Kyle Freeland LHP Jefferson HS, Denver Colo.
36 1111 Brendon Hayden RHP Wilmot Union HS, Twin Lakes, Wis. Wis.
Wisconsin's best high school prospect is Brendon Hayden, but he's mostly projection at this point and seems destined to attend Virginia Tech. Scouts are mixed over whether the 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has a brighter future as a righthander or as a third baseman. The majority prefer him on the mound, where he touches 90 mph with his fastball and usually sits at 85-88. His curveball lacks power as well. He has the body to create leverage for power, but he needs to get stronger.
37 1141 Mike Nastold RHP Louisville Ky.
Righthander Mike Nastold intrigued scouts early in the season when he showed a heavy 90-92 mph fastball that reached 94 and backed it up with a hard curveball. In his first year back after having Tommy John surgery in May 2009, he couldn't maintain that stuff and lacked fastball command and consistent feel for his curve. He has a strong 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame, but he has a long arm action and a stiff delivery. Another Louisville redshirt sophomore, he's considered more signable than his teammate Justin Amlung.
38 1171 Brett Maggard LHP Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla. Fla.
39 1201 Tim Ponto RHP Roberts HS, Pottstown, Pa. Pa.
40 1231 Brendan Hendriks 1B Vauxhall (Alb.) HS Alberta
41 1261 Austin Dicharry RHP Texas Texas
Several college pitchers expected to rank among the state's top prospects instead lost most or all of the season to arm problems: Texas Christian's Kaleb Merck (out with Tommy John surgery), Houston's Jared Ray (recovery from shoulder surgery), Texas' Austin Dicharry (diminished command after coming back from shoulder tendinitis) and Texas A&M's Ross Hales (lost his mechanics while rehabbing a shoulder injury).
42 1291 Andre Kinder LHP Peru State (Neb.) Neb.
43 1321 Austin Knight C Sumrall (Miss.) HS Miss.
44 1351 Nevin Wilson LHP Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
45 1381 A.J. Ladwig RHP Millard West HS, Omaha Neb.
Nebraska's best prep talent is projectable righthander A.J. Ladwig. He's a 6-foot-5, 185-pounder with a loose arm, clean delivery and a mid-80s fastball that peaks at 88. He also throws a slider/cutter and has good command for a high schooler. He's not ready for pro ball yet, so he'll attend Wichita State.
46 1411 Scott Tomassetti C Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Tomassetti is built more like a catcher at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He's a little stiff behind the plate and will need work to stay back there. Tomassetti benefited from being teammates with Jake Hager and getting extra scouting attention.
47 1441 Andrew Amaro 2B Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia Pa.
48 1471 Kewby Meyer 1B Kamehameha HS, Honolulu Hawaii
49 1501 Johnny Knight OF Sebring (Fla.) HS Fla.
50 1530 Koyla Stephenson RHP Ocean City (N.J.) HS N.J.