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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1s 51 Los Angeles Dodgers Jesmuel Valentin Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R. $984,700
The son of Jose Valentin, who spent 16 years in the big leagues, Jesmuel has grown up around the game and spent plenty of time around major league clubhouses. Jesmuel has a similar build to his father at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds. He's primarily a shortstop, but plays a lot of second base in deference to his high school teammate at Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Carlos Correa. He'll likely get a shot to play shortstop in pro ball and has the defensive versatility to play all over the diamond, but many scouts believe he's best suited for the keystone. Valentin is a steady defender with a strong arm and is a solid-average runner with good instincts on the bases. His tools play up because of his hard-nosed approach and instincts for the game. At the plate, he has a line-drive approach, and his strong forearms allow him to spray the ball from gap to gap with authority. Valentin projects more as a doubles hitter than a slugger, but he does have the strength and bat speed to hit the ball out of the park. A natural righthanded hitter, he has been switch-hitting for about a year and half and is still working to feel comfortable as a lefty.
2 80 Washington Nationals Tony Renda California Calif. $500,000
Renda won Pacific-10 Conference player of the year honors as a sophomore and led California to an unlikely College World Series trip, batting .332/.366/.434. While the Bears slipped on the mound in 2012, Renda has been even better, batting .370/.453/.526 with a career-best five home runs. He's undersized at 5-foot-8 and 173 pounds, but scouts love his ability to hit and his grinder mentality. He swings hard and shows above-average bat speed, but stays in control of the bat head and shows a compact, line drive stroke. He has a good approach at the plate and projects to hit for solid average with power to the gaps. The knock on Renda concerns his defense at second base. He's not flashy and has just modest range, though he makes the plays he's supposed to make and can turn the double play. Renda was a 42nd-round pick out of high school by the Dodgers and figures to go about 40 rounds higher now.
3 108 Chicago White Sox Joey DeMichele Arizona State Ariz. $400,000
Scouts like to use the cliche that "hitters hit," as shorthand for a player who has always produced. They certainly use it for DeMichele, who hit .368/.412/.663 last year and was batting .335/.405/.562 this year with a compact, lefthanded swing. He has good barrel control and the ability to square everything up, and he is a tough out who has the ability to hit to all fields. At 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, he'll be more of a gap hitter, though he has enough strength to hit the occasional home run. The questions come on defense, where DeMichele will have to work to remain at second base. He has an average arm and actions, but needs to improve his footwork and quickness. DeMichele has a track record of continual improvement, and he worked hard to improve his body and shows good makeup on and off the field. A team that believes he can play second base could take DeMichele as high as the second round.
4 133 Kansas City Royals Kenny Diekroeger Stanford Calif. $500,000
Diekroeger's career has been a bit of a roller coaster. He emerged as one of the top high school prospects in 2009, showing great athleticism, and the Rays took him in the second round, but he turned down a reported $2 million offer to go to Stanford. He looked like he'd be one of the top prospects for 2012 when he hit .356/.391/.491 as a freshman, playing mostly at third base, but his performance since then has not matched expectations. While most scouts think he'll be an average hitter, he has never shown much power, and this season he was batting in the bottom third of the Stanford lineup. He did not play summer ball last year, instead working out to get in better shape, and scouts say he looked trimmer this year than he did at the end of last season. Diekroeger has soft hands and solid arm strength, and while he's athletic he's just an average runner, which limits his range defensively. He played shortstop as a sophomore and spent most of this spring at second base, though he had moved back to shortstop in recent weeks. He'll likely move to second as a pro, and some scouts say he'll end up as a utility player because his versatility is more valuable than his pure offensive or defensive skill. A team that believes he still has offensive upside will take him in the first five rounds, but he won't see another $2 million bonus offer.
4 137 Miami Marlins Austin Dean Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas Texas $367,200
Klein Collins had legitimate state- and national-title aspirations until shortstop C.J. Hinojosa and lefthander Cody Geisler succumbed to shoulder injuries. The only Tigers star who stayed healthy was Dean, who moved from first base to second after Hinojosa went down. One of the top high school hitters in Texas, Dean makes consistent hard contact from the right side of the plate. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has the swing and bat speed to hit for both average and power. He has some athleticism and close to average speed, but a lack of arm strength and footwork limits him defensively and knocks him down draft boards a bit. Dean could get a chance at second base, though left field could be his ultimate destination. Like Hinojosa, he's expected to attend Texas rather than turn pro.
4 147 Los Angeles Angels Alex Yarbrough Mississippi Miss. $302,800
Yarbrough hopes to join a parade of Mississippi infielders who have reached the majors in recent years, from Matt Tolbert to Cam Coghlan to Zach Cozart. He's closer to Coghlan as an offense-first infielder with modest athleticism and excellent hands, and he's hit his way into consideration for the first five rounds. His hands play on both sides of the ball; Yarbrough has excellent bat control and manipulates the barrel well. He has natural hand-eye coordination and a patient approach that helped him hit .389 through mid-May in Southeastern Conference play, second-best in the conference. Coaches consider him a calming presence defensively. He doesn't get to a ton of groundballs but makes the plays on balls he gets to, with no errors in league play and just two overall. He also showed solid pop in the Cape Cod League last summer, ranking second on Cotuit behind Victor Roache in home runs and doubles, and figures to hit his share of doubles. Yarbrough's arm strength is sufficient for second base and turning the double play; he's a fringy to below-average runner. He'll have to hit to be a regular, but plenty of scouts think he'll do just that.
5 187 New York Yankees Rob Refsnyder Arizona Ariz. $205,900
Born in South Korea, Refsnyder went to Laguna Hills (Calif.) High, where he was teammates with Royals lefthander John Lamb. Refsnyder bats and throws righthanded and has a 6-foot, 200-pound frame. Scouts like his bat and think he could be an average hitter. He's always hitting--he holds his high school record for the highest career batting average and is a career .341 hitter over his three years with the Wildcats. The problem scouts have is that Refsnyder just doesn't profile as a corner outfielder in pro ball because he has a flat swing that's geared more for doubles than home runs. He's an average runner with an average arm, so scouts who like the bat are interested in getting Refsnyder to move back to second base, a position he played in high school.
6 191 Seattle Mariners Timmy Lopes Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif. $550,000
For years, Lopes was overshadowed by his high-profile older brother Christian, who wound up signing for an $800,000 bonus as the Blue Jays' seventh-round pick last year. The younger Lopes had a breakout performance at the Southern California Invitational in Compton in February, and scouts now think he is a better player than his brother. Lopes has some thickness in his lower half that worries some scouts, but he showed solid-average speed this spring that plays up because of his advanced baseball instincts. He has solid range and good actions at shortstop, though his average arm fits better at second base, where he has a chance to be a solid-average defender. His best asset is his natural feel for the barrel. He makes consistent, hard contact and has a mature, all-fields approach. Lopes projects as an average or slightly better hitter with fringe-average power at best. The UC Irvine recruit could be drafted between the second and fourth round.
6 195 San Diego Padres Jalen Goree Bibb County HS, Centreville, Ala. Ala. $100,000
Goree plays shortstop in high school but profiles as an offensive second baseman as a pro. He's a strong-bodied 5-foot-10, 195-pounder with 60 speed on the 20-80 scale and excellent competitiveness. He has average arm strength but erratic accuracy thanks to a long arm action. His feet and infield actions fit better at second than short. Offensively, he has solid strength and bat speed and could have average power if it all works out. A Northwest Florida State JC signee, he's considered signable.
6 203 Cleveland Indians Joe Wendle West Chester (Pa.) Pa. $10,000
Wendle helped West Chester win the Division II national championship by hitting .399/.479/.768 with 12 home runs in 198 at-bats. He also struck out 29 times while striking out just five. He has good hitting ability thanks to a good, level stroke and approach. He's an average runner and has solid hands. He's shown aptitude for hitting with wood by hitting .346 in the Coastal Plains League in 2011 and .311 in the New England Collegiate League in 2010.
6 205 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Phillips Georgia Southern Ga. $5,000
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Phillips was a four-year starter for the Golden Eagles and a productive hitter with solid gap power. He lacks a plus tool and doesn't fit the third-base profile because he lacks power. He makes consistent hard contact and has average speed to go with solid instincts. He had two excellent seasons with the new BBCOR bats, hitting .390 and .391 the last two seasons and adding 29 stolen bases as a senior. He was a versatile defender in college, playing all over the infield.
7 224 Chicago Cubs Stephen Bruno Virginia Va. $150,000
At 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, Bruno doesn't look like a typical middle-of-the-order hitter, but he was the Cavaliers' leading hitter heading into regionals with a .362/.418/.549 line. His size is his biggest detractor as he isn't overwhelmed by velocity and is a solid runner. He's capable of playing third base, shortstop and second base so he could be a solid utility player at the pro level.
7 246 Texas Rangers Cam Schiller Oral Roberts Okla. $10,000
Schiller could draw interest as a senior sign because he's a switch-hitter with good pop for a middle infielder. The 6-foot, 195-pounder has average speed and sure hands at second base. He spent his first two college seasons as Yavapai (Ariz.) JC.
9 280 Minnesota Twins L.J. Mazzilli Connecticut Conn.
The son of former major league player and manager Lee Mazzilli, L.J. has obvious bloodlines to go with his athleticism and offense. He has been a consistent hitter for the Huskies and was batting .325/.392/.557 with nine home runs in 212 at-bats this spring. He stands at a 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and has a good, balanced approach at the plate to go with a direct swing. He can hit to all fields and showed more pop this year, though he will have fringe-average power at best. He profiles best as an offensive-minded second baseman, if he can make the grade defensively. He had 17 errors in 51 games this season, but scouts say he could become passable with development. He tends to sit back on balls, which can cause hops to eat him up and force him to rush throws. His arm is average. He's an average runner and can swipe some bases, but it won't be a big part of his game.
9 281 Seattle Mariners Jamodrick McGruder Texas Tech Texas $130,500
McGruder is a 5-foot-7, 170-pound catalyst with plus-plus speed and the knowledge of how to use it. Though his lefthanded stroke can get long at times and leads to swings and misses, he understands that his job is to get on base. He ranked among the top 20 in NCAA Division I in triples (eight), walks (45), on-base percentage (.500) and steals (39 in 44 tries) during the regular season. He doesn't have much power, but the bigger concern is whether his hands are good enough to keep him at second base. He has plenty of range and enough arm strength for the infield.
9 285 San Diego Padres River Stevens Allan Hancock (Calif.) JC Calif. $100,000
Stevens, who transferred from Palomar JC near his home in San Marcos, Calif., to Hancock for his sophomore year, hit .449 (leading all California juco players) with a .530 OBP (second in the state) this spring. Though he isn't physical at 6 feet, 165 pounds, Stevens is wiry and has quick hands and good pitch recognition, helping him rip hard line drives all around the field. He also flashes occasional pull power, giving him a chance for nearly average power in time. He's an average runner with average arm strength, though scouts aren't sold on his defensive instincts. Stevens signed late with Cal State Fullerton.
9 290 New York Mets Richie Rodriguez Eastern Kentucky Ky. $10,000
Rodriguez made good use of the hitter-friendly environment at Eastern Kentucky and in the Ohio Valley Conference as a whole, batting .377/.472/.690 as a senior this spring. He helped the Colonels to a share of their first OVC regular-season title in 12 years. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder makes consistent contact from the right side of the plate, but he won't have nearly as much pop in pro ball. He has a strong if sometimes erratic arm, though he'll fit better at second base than shortstop at the next level.
9 291 Chicago White Sox Micah Johnson Indiana Ind. $127,600
Johnson's junior season almost ended before it began. Not only did he struggle in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he also hurt his throwing arm. It continued to bother him after he returned to Indiana, relegating him to DH duty. After going 3-for-21 in nine games, he had surgery that knocked him out for two months. He swung the bat better and returned to second base after rejoining the Hoosiers, and in a down year for college hitters he still could factor into the top five rounds of the draft. Though he's just 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Johnson can drive the ball thanks to his bat speed. He has good pop for a middle infielder, at times too much for his own good, as his lefthanded swing gets long and he doesn't control the strike zone. Though Johnson is athletic--he reportedly beat No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Greg Oden in a one-on-one basketball game when both were in high school--he's not a lock to stay in the infield. He has hard hands and some scouts think he might fit better in center field. He has the speed to make the transition, as he ran a 6.6-second 60-yard dash on scout day during the fall, and enough arm for the outfield.
10 326 Los Angeles Dodgers Zach Babitt Academy of Art (Calif.) Calif. $2,500
Babitt, a senior, started out at San Diego State after he was a 35th-round draft pick by the White Sox out of high school. He spent one year there before transferring to Sierra (Calif.) JC and then to the Division II Academy of Art in San Francisco. Babitt has a thin, 5-foot-8 frame. He has a good glove at second base and plays with a lot of energy. He has a line-drive lefthanded swing with a table-setter’s mentality. Babbit is a solid-average to plus runner who can create havoc on the basepaths. He has a high baseball IQ, as his father, Shooty, spent seven years in the minors and got to the big leagues with Oakland in 1981 and is now a pro scout with the Mets.
10 330 St. Louis Cardinals Jacob Wilson Memphis Tenn. $20,000
Wilson should be a good senior sign. He's athletic enough to fill in at shortstop and is a fine defender at third, with arm strength and good footwork. He had his best offensive season this spring, belting 17 home runs. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder might be moved to second base as a pro.
11 345 San Diego Padres Maxx Tissenbaum Stony Brook N.Y. $100,000
12 373 Kansas City Royals Jackson Willeford Ramona (Calif.) HS Calif.
An Arizona recruit, Willeford is an undersized baseball rat with strength and feel for hitting, reminding Southern California scouts a bit of Tony Wolters, who signed with the Indians for $1.35 million in 2010. He has good strength in his 5-foot-9, 175-pound frame, and the lefthanded hitter excels at driving the ball into the left-center-field gap. He can also turn on balls with authority--he was hitting .419/.532/.849 with 10 homers through 111 at-bats this spring. Scouts who believe in his his power potential see Willeford as a lefthanded Marcus Giles type, but others see below-average power (think Aaron Miles, without the switch-hitting ability). He is an aggressive hitter with good pitch recognition and a chance to be a solid-average hitter down the line. Willeford has some thickness in his lower half, and he'll have to move from shortstop to second base in pro ball. His average arm will play there, and his hands and actions are adequate. He's an average runner, and his quality instincts help his tools play up a bit.
13 418 San Francisco Giants Ryan Jones Michigan State Mich.
Jones is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound scrapper without a true plus tool, but he has hit line drives since the day he entered the Michigan State lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2010. A career .359 hitter, he makes consistent contact from the right side of the plate and provides gap power. His below-average speed plays up on the bases and in the field due to his instincts. He's a surehanded defender but lacks the arm strength to play much on the left side of the infield, which restricts his usefulness as a utilityman.
13 424 Detroit Tigers Devon Travis Florida State Fla. $200,000
15 480 St. Louis Cardinals Bruce Caldwell Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC S.C.
Caldwell had a loud first year at Spartanburg Methodist JC, hitting .444/.520/.829 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 66 RBIs in 205 at-bats and more walks (33) than strikeouts (18). He isn't overly physical at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds but clearly has a knack for handling the bat. He lacks the arm and range to play shortstop as a pro and made 19 errors in 61 games this season, though he could play there in a pinch. He profiles as a utility player.
16 505 Toronto Blue Jays Will Dupont Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo. Mo. $105,000
Like Missouri's other top high school prospects this year, DuPont has intriguing physical tools and a need for polish. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has plus speed and a quick lefthanded bat, but he also has a long uppercut stroke and a pull-happy approach. There are mixed reports on his arm and his ability to stay at shortstop, so he could wind up in center field. He has committed to Mississippi State.
16 507 Los Angeles Angels Kody Eaves Pasadena (Texas) Memorial HS Texas $100,000
16 512 Tampa Bay Rays Tommy Coyle North Carolina N.C.
16 516 Texas Rangers JanLuis Castro Hector Urdaneta HS, Ceiba, P.R. $100,000
17 528 Colorado Rockies Jason Stolz Clemson S.C.
18 569 Atlanta Braves Ross Heffley Western Carolina N.C.
18 573 Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Medrano Missouri State Mo.
19 579 Houston Astros Austin Elkins Dallas Baptist Texas
After slumping as a sophomore in 2011, Elkins got back on track with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League and has performed well in his draft year. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder hit .356/.439/.629 during the regular season, making consistent hard contact from both sides of the plate. He has average speed and good instincts on the basepaths and in the field.
19 599 Atlanta Braves Levi Hyams Georgia Ga.
21 653 Cleveland Indians Joe Sever Pepperdine Calif.
The nephew of football Hall of Famer John Elway, Sever is a hard-nosed player who was a standout hockey player when he was younger. Sever's average has jumped nearly 100 points, from .279 as a sophomore to .370 as a junior, as he has blossomed into the top run producer in Pepperdine's lineup. Still, scouts aren't in love with his tools. His 6-foot, 205-pound build evokes Dan Uggla, but he projects for below-average power. He's an aggressive hitter who handles fastballs as well as curveballs and projects as an average hitter. His infield actions are somewhat stiff and his range is suspect, but he makes up for it with his sound instincts and aggressiveness. He has fringe-average speed and arm strength, and his defense also has a chance to be average.
24 732 Baltimore Orioles Tommy Richards Washington State Wash.
24 741 Chicago White Sox Eric Grabe Tampa Fla.
24 751 Boston Red Sox Keaton Briscoe British Columbia British Columbia
25 762 Baltimore Orioles Creede Simpson Auburn S.C.
Simpson moved from the outfield to second base this season, then threw out a runner at the plate when the Tigers moved him back to right field for a game. His lack of selectivity hinders his offensive ceiling. If he adds plate discipline to improve his offensive profile, he would be an interesting prospect. He's a plus runner with arm strength and athleticism.
26 818 Philadelphia Phillies Evan Van Hoosier Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nev. Nev.
28 856 Pittsburgh Pirates Tommy Mirabelli St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio Ohio
28 873 Arizona Diamondbacks Max Schrock Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh N.C.
Though he grew up just minutes from North Carolina's campus and cheered for the Tar Heels, Schrock committed to South Carolina to venture out a little. He projects as an offensive-minded second baseman, though his defense isn't a weakness and he may be able to handle shortstop in college. He runs average, but could slow down as he gets stronger. He is just 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, but can handle the bat and flashes some pop. He has a quick bat and was one of just a couple players to hit a home run at the East Coast Pro Showcase last summer.
29 885 San Diego Padres Eric Charles Purdue Ind.
29 888 Colorado Rockies Pat Hutcheson Fresno State Calif.
29 901 Boston Red Sox Alex Bregman Albuquerque Academy N.M.
Bregman put his name on the map by hitting .564/.596/.846 for USA Baseball's 16-and-under team in 2010. He followed that up by hitting .378/.500/.459 when he played for the 18-and-under team in 2011, and he broke New Mexico's high school single-season home run record with 18 last year. While he won't be a slugger as a pro, Bregman does pack impressive strength into his 5-foot-11 frame. He has quick hands and an efficient, compact swing. He has bat speed, knows how to get leverage and sprays the ball to all parts of the field. He was going to spend half of his games behind the plate this year, but that plan was derailed when he broke the tip of his right middle finger and missed most of the season. Most scouts believe he fits best at second base, where he's a steady defender with solid-average arm strength. Bregman is a fringe-average runner but shows good instincts on the bases. Scouts love his makeup, and coaches, teammates and fans appreciate his knack for putting the bat on the ball, hard-nosed hustle, smart play and quiet swagger. Bregman is believed to be a tough sign away from Louisiana State.
32 971 Seattle Mariners Richard Palase Lynchburg (Va.) Va.
33 1014 Washington Nationals Mike McQuillan Iowa Iowa
33 1024 Detroit Tigers Tyler Hanover Louisiana State La.
34 1044 Washington Nationals Jake Jefferies Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif. Calif.
35 1068 Colorado Rockies Justin Solomon Piedra Vista HS, Farmington, N.M. N.M.
36 1095 San Diego Padres Mac Seibert Tate HS, Cantonment, Fla. Fla.
36 1096 Pittsburgh Pirates Brody Russell Centennial HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
Scouts regard Russell as a good baseball player, but his tools might not be enough to persuade a club to buy him out of his commitment to Fresno State. He plays shortstop now and owns a plus arm, but the consensus is that he will have to move to second base or center field in pro ball, perhaps making him a utilityman down the line. He has fringy speed that plays up because of his instincts. At the plate, Russell has quick hands, an aggressive approach and a slight uppercut. He's a gap-to-gap hitter with occasional pull power, and he projects as a fringe-average hitter with below-average power.
36 1102 Cincinnati Reds Jarvis Flowers Cy-Ranch HS, Cypress, Texas Texas
39 1190 New York Mets Patrick Ervin Pace (Fla.) HS Fla.
39 1191 Chicago White Sox Mitch Glasser Macalester (Minn.) Minn.
39 1198 San Francisco Giants Kevin Fagan North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, Fla. Fla.