|1s||39||Texas Rangers||Joey Gallo||Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas||Nev.||$2,250,000|
|Gallo is an enigma. There's thunder in his bat, and he can put on a show in batting practice. He became Nevada's state leader in career home runs this season after hitting his 60th, and he crushed the 10th-longest home run in Petco Park history at the Perfect Game All-America Game with wood last summer. But scouts wonder how he'll tap into that power in pro ball. He swings and misses a lot and sometimes looks overmatched against below-average stuff. Gallo has a big league body at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds. He's not mobile at third base, so while his strong arm plays, his limited range and quickness would work better at first. That would put a lot of pressure on his bat. If he signs instead of heading to Louisiana State, Gallo will likely go out as a position player, but he has a fallback option as a pitcher. He's raw on the mound and has one of the strongest arms of any position player in this year's draft and has been clocked at 98 mph off the mound in short outings. He sits in the 93-95 mph range and mixes in an intriguing slider.
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|2||86||St. Louis Cardinals||Carson Kelly||Westview HS, Portland, Ore.||Ore.||$1,600,000|
|Oregon hasn't produced a high school player in the first three rounds since 1998 when righthander Steve Bechler went to the Orioles, but Kelly has the talent to end that streak. He is a two-way player, but more scouts prefer him as a position player. He's a below-average runner, but his other tools are solid. Kelly has a strong build and is already pretty well filled out. He has a nice line-drive stroke with good loft and power potential. He's not flashy, but he's a steady defender at third base and has a strong arm. Some teams would like to try Kelly behind the plate. On the mound, he sits in the 90-92 mph range and throws a curveball and changeup. The Oregon recruit is young for the class and won't turn 18 until mid-July but shows excellent maturity and leadership.|
|28||863||Cleveland Indians||Josh Pigg||Franklin HS, Elk Grove, Calif.||Calif.|
|Pigg is an athletic 6-foot-1 two-way player whom scouts are divided on. Someprefer him on the mound, where he shows an 87-89 mph fastball. He'll need to develop secondary stuff and harness his command. Others like him as a lefthanded hitter who shows quick hands and some potential with the bat. He has an above-average arm, but will need work to remain at the hot corner. He'll also need to tone down moving parts at the plate. He'll be a project, but he shows quick-twitch athleticism and is considered signable.|