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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 7 San Diego Padres Max Fried Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. Calif. $3,000,000
Fried transferred to Harvard-Westlake for his senior season after his Montclair College Prep team eliminated its athletic program, and with teammate Lucas Giolito sidelined, Fried has carried the load as the Wolverines' ace and a key hitter. Lean, athletic and projectable at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, Fried has a fluid delivery and advanced feel for three pitches that all have a chance to be plus or better. At his best, he adds and subtracts from a fastball that ranges from 88-95 mph, generally pitching with solid-average velocity, though he has the ability to reach back for more when he needs to. His best pitch is a tight downer curveball in the 74-78 range that rates conservatively as a plus pitch and flashes plus-plus. He can manipulate the shape and velocity of the curveball depending on the situation, throwing it for a strike or a chase pitch. His low-80s changeup is already at least average and projects as another plus pitch. Fried looked like a good bet to be drafted in the top five to 10 picks for most of the spring, but his stock slipped a bit down the stretch as fatigue has evidently set in. In his most recent starts, Fried showed a 90-92 mph fastball and 79 curveball in the first, but dropped into the 86-88 range with a 69 mph curve by the third inning. A UCLA signee, Fried is cerebral and determined; his late-season dip notwithstanding, he projects as a potential No. 2 starter in the big leagues with a chance to be a No. 1.
1 9 Miami Marlins Andrew Heaney Oklahoma State Okla. $2,600,000
Scouts have raved about Heaney's quick arm and clean, effortless delivery since he was at Putnam City (Okla.) High. He beat Marlins first-rounder Chad James in a head-to-head matchup as a senior in 2009 and would have gone higher than the 24th round to the Rays had he not been intent on attending Oklahoma State. Heaney has led the Cowboys in wins in each of his three college seasons and has seen his stuff improve as a junior this spring. The 6-foot-2, 174-pounder has added 2-3 mph to his fastball, which now sits at 90-92 mph and touches 95 mph. He's not afraid to pitch inside with his heater and can spot it to both sides of the plate. Heaney's three-quarters breaking ball and his changeup are both solid pitches that play up because of his plus command. He not only throws strikes but also generates swings and misses, and in mid-May he trailed only projected Duke first-rounder Marcus Stroman in the NCAA Division I strikeout race. In a down year for lefthanded pitching, Heaney is clearly the best college southpaw available and should go off the board in the middle of the first round.
1 31 Boston Red Sox Brian Johnson Florida Fla. $1,575,000
Johnson was a latecoming member of the 2009 draft's Top 200 Prospects list, emerging with a strong showing in Sebring, Fla., at the state's high school all-star game. He went to Florida instead of signing and quickly emerged as one of the nation's top two-way players. He led USA Baseball's College National Team with three home runs last summer and draws some interest as a power-hitting first baseman. He's a fairly slow-twitch athlete, though, and profiles better as a durable, big bodied fourth starter. Johnson pitches off an average fastball in the 88-91 mph range, complemented by a slider, curveball and changeup. He throws all four pitches for strikes, with just 42 career walks in his first 219 college innings, and he hides the ball well in his delivery. He gets more swings and misses with his fastball than his velocity and fastball life would seem to merit. Johnson's curveball has its moments as his best secondary pitch, though he doesn't throw it with consistent power. Johnson has good body control despite his modest athleticism and soft body. He's considered a safe, low-upside pick, with some hope that his stuff will become firmer as he focuses 100 percent on pitching.
1s 50 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Smoral Solon (Ohio) HS Ohio $2,000,000
Smoral entered 2012 projected to go in the top half of the first round, and only enhanced his status in his first appearance of the season. In a March scrimmage on Solon High's football field, he worked off a portable mound in front of four dozen scouts. He sat at 90-93 mph with his fastball for three innings, then bumped it up to 94 mph in the fourth. He also showed a plus low-80s slider and command that day. But Smoral would make only one regular-season appearance, during which he was hampered by blisters, before being diagnosed with a broken fourth metatarsal bone in his right foot. He had surgery April 6 and isn't expected to be able to pitch before the July 13 signing deadline. Nevertheless, he still figures to land somewhere in the first round and forego a scholarship from North Carolina. A lanky 6-foot-7, 225-pounder, Smoral throw from a low three-quarters angle that presents difficult angle for hitters. He's still growing into his body and learning how to stay on top of his pitches, but he's athletic enough to eventually figure that out. He'll also have to improve his changeup, a pitch he had little use for against Ohio high school competition.
2 63 Minnesota Twins Mason Melotakis Northwestern State La. $750,000
A Grapevine, Texas, product, Melotakis slipped out of Texas to play at Northwestern State in Louisiana. He touched 90 mph at times in high school but has filled out physically and become a true power relief arm in his college career. He emerged as a prospect with 10 strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings against Louisiana State as a sophomore and threw plenty of strikes in the Cape Cod League last summer, posting a 22-2 strikeout-walk ratio in 19 innings. The Blue Demons have used him as a starter at times, including a heavily scouted outing May 4 against Central Arkansas. His high-effort delivery wore him out after four innings and he got only one out in the fifth, but he sat at 94-96 mph with his fastball for three innings, typical of his velocity at his best. Melotakis's slider remains inconsistent but flashes above-average. His short arm action is another factor in making the bullpen his likely big league destination. Melotakis has the mentality for it, going after hitters with his power stuff, and should go out in the first three rounds.
2 66 Kansas City Royals Sam Selman Vanderbilt Tenn. $750,000
The Angels made a serious run at Selman when he was coming out of high school in Austin, Texas, drafting him in the 14th round. Selman instead headed to Vanderbilt, but he has not broken through as a star at the college level, in part because he pitched just 12 innings in his first two seasons for the Commodores. He got his work in the Northwoods League the last two summers, working a combined 86 innings and going 2-4, 3.89 for Mankato. Selman got his chance this spring but pitched his way out of the weekend rotation before working his way back into the mix, and his 8-3, 4.03 mark made him Vandy's most successful starter. He has added strength to his slender, 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame (he was 160 as a freshman), and he maintains his fastball velocity more consistently, sitting 91-94 mph and reaching 95. His inexperience on the mound shows, as he's not adept at making adjustments on his own, and scouts question his feel for pitching. His secondary stuff lacks consistency, and a wrap in his arm action inhibits both his control and release point on his slider and changeup. Selman has upside and needs innings, but he may not be an easy sign even as a Vanderbilt junior.
2 82 Los Angeles Dodgers Paco Rodriguez Florida Fla. $610,800
Frequently referred to by his nickname Paco, Rodriguez has evolved from a left-on-left specialist as a freshman for the Gators into a flexible weapon out of the team's bullpen. He has a funky delivery, most notable when he comes set in the stretch: He nearly stops once, then comes set a second times. Scouts who block out the calls of "Balk!" from opposing fans see Rodriguez execute his pitches well, starting with a hard, upper-80s cut fastball that gets in on righthanded hitters. He has enough fastball to keep hitters honest, throwing 91-92 mph and pounding the strike zone. He adds a sweepy but effective slider that at times has depth. Always efficient, Rodriguez has been much better in 2012, putting hitters away more consistently. His 12.23 strikeouts per nine innings ranked fourth in the nation, and he had a 6-1 K-BB ratio in a career-high 53 innings. Deception is built in to Rodriguez's approach, with an arm action that helps him hide the ball in the back before it comes out of a three-quarters slot. He's a safe pick who at least should be a lefty specialist but has shown the durability and dominance to be more than that.
2 85 Atlanta Braves Alex Wood Georgia Ga. $700,000
Scouts can't recall a delivery quite like Wood's. When he lands on his right (lead) leg, he hops backward. It's odd to watch and will be difficult for pro pitching coaches to avoid changing. Still, he does a lot of good things, starting with his fastball. He has excellent velocity for a lefthander, touching 95-96 mph regularly and sitting in the 89-94 range. He throws a lot of strikes with his heater, showing the ability to locate it to both sides of the plate. When he's filling up the zone with his fastball, he's able to set up his changeup, his favorite pitch and a solid-average offering. His slider is a below-average pitch, and he has never shown much of a feel for spinning a breaking ball. A redshirt sophomore, Wood has had Tommy John surgery already, and between that and his delivery, he creates a wide diversity of opinion. But power lefthanders who throw strikes and perform in the Southeastern Conference (6-1, 2.64, 82 IP, 81-19 SO-BB) usually don't last long on draft day.
3 100 Kansas City Royals Colin Rodgers Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge La. $700,000
An Auburn signee, Rodgers had an up-and-down spring in terms of his velocity, and scouts who saw him with his best velocity like the 6-foot, 185-pound southpaw in the first three or four rounds. Rodgers' calling card last summer on the showcase circuit was his sharp breaking ball. At its best, it's a plus curveball thrown with some power in the 75-78 mph range. At times this spring Rodgers wore down and got on the side of his breaking ball, causing it to be a bit slurvier and less enticing for scouts. His fastball velocity usually resides in the 88-91 mph range, but at times Rodgers will pitch at 90 and touch 93, and he'll throw a lot of strikes with his two best pitches. Rodgers' changeup requires projection but he shows enough feel for pitching to get scouts thinking he can remain a starter.
3 106 Oakland Athletics Kyle Twomey El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif. Calif.
Twomey has boosted his stock with a dominant spring, highlighted by a 14-strikeout no-hitter in the National Classic in April--his third straight shutout. Skinny and loose with a smooth, high three-quarters arm action, Twomey projects to add velocity to his 87-91 mph fastball as he fills out. The pitch already plays up because of its deception and life, prompting comparisons to Cliff Lee's or C.J. Wilson's fastballs. His secondary stuff is below-average at this stage, however. His best offspeed pitch is a changeup that he turns over to create fading action, and he is learning to throw it with better arm speed. He needs to throw his big, sweeping curveball with more conviction. He also started tinkering with a cutter/slider for the first time during his no-hitter, keeping hitters off balance by running his two-seamer away from rigthies and running his cutter in on their hands. Scouts rave about Twomey's makeup and aptitude, making it easy to dream on him. The Southern California commit could be drafted as high as the sandwich round, though the second round is more likely.
3 111 Washington Nationals Brett Mooneyham Stanford Calif. $428,500
Mooneyham has size (6-foot-5 and 215 pounds) and pedigree, and he was a premium prospect coming out of high school in California, coming in at No. 78--just ahead of Virginia-bound Danny Hultzen--in Baseball America's 2008 draft rankings. Mooneyham's father, Bill, was a righthander who signed with the Angels as a first-round pick in the secondary phase of the June 1980 draft and spent nine seasons in pro ball, reaching the big leagues with Oakland in 1986. His father was drafted five times, and this will be Brett's third pass through the draft. He didn't sign as a 15th-round pick of the Padres out of high school, and the Nationals took a flier on him in the 38th round last year, even after he missed the entire season following surgery to repair a cut on his left middle finger. It's hard for scouts to get a good read on him because his stuff has been up and down throughout his college career. He touched 94 mph in high school, was down in the 86-88 mph range with Team USA in 2010, and was in the 90-91 mph range and touching 93 this spring. He has a knack for spinning a breaking ball, switching between a curveball and slider this season, and shows a decent changeup. The biggest concern with Mooneyham is his control. As a big kid, his delivery is funky and can get out of sync. He works a lot of deep counts, but also gets a lot of uncomfortable swings. Scouts say Mooneyham has a great work ethic, though sometimes he tinkers with his delivery and his pitches too much.
3 113 Los Angeles Dodgers Onelki Garcia Los Angeles (no school) Calif. $382,000
Garcia left Cuba in January 2011 and expected to be declared a free agent like most other defectors. Instead, Major League Baseball put him into last year's draft, then withdrew him two days later and reviewed his case. In January 2012, Garcia once again was declared draft-eligible. In the meantime, he tried to stay in shape, often working out at Pierce JC in Los Angeles, near where Gus Dominguez, the former agent who represents him, lives. Garcia pitched in the Puerto Rican League last winter as well with some success, and in Puerto Rico and in the spring adult league he plays in, he has shown two plus pitches. Garcia's fastball sits at 90-93 mph, and his curveball, while somewhat inconsistent, is a true power pitch at its best. Garcia hasn't shown much of a changeup. Garcia has a physical 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame that needs no projection. At 22, he could move through a minor league system quickly as long as he comes out of the gate throwing strikes.
3 117 St. Louis Cardinals Tim Cooney Wake Forest N.C. $404,400
Undrafted out of high school, Cooney emerged as an early-round prospect last season when he went 7-3, 3.01 with 91 strikeouts and 18 walks in 99 innings for the Deacons. For Chatham in the Cape Cod League last summer, Cooney had 46 strikeouts to just eight walks in 48 innings. His junior season has been a different story, as he's been up and down throughout. In 13 starts he was 5-6, 3.76 with 76 strikeouts and 36 walks in 84 innings. Cooney relies on command, so he has been inconsistent because it has been inconsistent. He has a good delivery but seemed to be overthrowing this year. His fastball ranges from 87-93 mph, and he'll typically sit 88-91. He has good secondary stuff in a cutter, curveball and changeup. The cutter is an out pitch that can sit in the mid-80s, and he uses his changeup against righties. His curveball is inconsistent. Despite a rocky season, scouts like the package Cooney offers and his overall track record, and he still has a good chance to go in the first few rounds.
3s 126 Seattle Mariners Tyler Pike Winter Haven (Fla.) HS Fla. $850,000
A Florida State recruit, Pike doesn't have a present pitch that wows scouts, but he grows on them with his athleticism, natural deception, three-pitch mix and ability to make hitters swing and miss. He sits around 88-89 mph with his fastball, but touches 92 and 93 both early and late in games. He raised his profile early in the season when he matched up with Tampa Jesuit's Lance McCullers Jr. and threw hard and well. He has natural deception in his easy delivery, and his ability to repeat helps him control the strike zone well. Pike projects to have average or better command of his fastball as well as his curve and changeup. He's added a bit of velocity to his curveball but could use more, and he has shown a solid feel for his changeup. Pike would be an asset as a two-way player for the Seminoles; he has a solid swing and is a 6.8-second runner in the 60, though he lacks power at the plate. He's considered a tough sign, but he could go in the first three rounds if teams think he'll pass up school.
4 148 San Francisco Giants Steven Okert Oklahoma Okla. $270,000
The Brewers drafted Okert after each of his two seasons at Grayson County (Texas) CC, in the 43rd round in 2010 and in the 33rd round in 2011. If they want him this June, they're going to have to pull the trigger much earlier. Okert has blossomed after transferring to Oklahoma and moving to the bullpen a month into this season. A fastball that sat at 88-91 mph a year ago now resides at 90-93, consistently touches 95 and peaks at 97. He has added velocity to his slider, and it's death on lefthanded hitters. Some scouts think it's still worth giving Okert a chance to start in pro ball, though he may lack the changeup and command to make that work. They love his effortless delivery and note that he has firmed up his 6-foot-2, 219-pound frame.
5 162 Baltimore Orioles Colin Poche Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas Texas
Poche is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound lefthander who's mostly projection right now. He usually pitches at 86-88 mph and touches 91 with his fastball. His curveball and changeup have promise, and scouts like his athleticism and ability to locate his pitches. He has committed to Arkansas.
5 164 Chicago Cubs Anthony Prieto Americas HS, El Paso Texas $200,000
Prieto barely pitched in high school until his junior season and joined his first travel team last summer, when he reportedly reached the mid-90s at a tournament in Phoenix. Scouts haven't seen that kind of velocity out of the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder this season, when he missed the first six weeks with a forearm strain. Since returning, Prieto mostly has dealt fastballs at 88-90 mph. Though he's not physical, he generates his heat with an effortless delivery that allows him to throw strikes with three pitches. Both his changeup and curveball show promise. He has signed with Howard (Texas) JC.
5 172 Cincinnati Reds Mason Felt Hebron Christian Academy, Dacula, Ga. Ga. $317,800
Felt had draft helium, and the Oregon State signee was higher on some scouting boards. His fastball has touched 92 mph and his curveball has good shape, leading some to grade it as a future plus pitch. Other scouts don't see as much projection for the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, who generally sits at 88-90 mph and throws his curve in the 69-72 range.
5 175 Toronto Blue Jays Brad Delatte Nicholls State La. $5,000
Brad Delatte was one of Nicholls State's better pitchers with a fastball in the 90-92 mph range and solid slider. Nevertheless, he pitched almost exclusively in middle relief, giong 0-2, 2.86 as a junior with 35 strikeouts and 18 walks in 35 innings.
5 178 San Francisco Giants Ty Blach Creighton Neb. $224,500
Blach has been a steady starter at Creighton for three years, claiming a role in the weekend rotation as a freshman, winning 10 games in 2011 and leading NCAA Division I with 18 regular-season starts this spring. Though his stuff hasn't been quite as crisp as it was a year ago, he finished the regular season with a streak of 18 innings without an earned run. Blach's stuff isn't overwhelming, though in a down year for college lefthanders he's attractive as a southpaw who commands three average pitches. His fastball sits at 89-92 mph and occasionally hits 94. His changeup is more effective than his breaking ball, a hybrid between a curveball and a slider that usually arrives at 80-82 mph. There isn't room for projection in his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame, so he's pretty much a finished projection, but as a potential No. 4 starter he could come off the board around the fifth round.
5 184 Detroit Tigers Joe Rogers Central Florida Fla. $211,900
Rogers identifies Giants closer Brian Wilson as one of his favorite players, and he's had a Wilson-esque career at Central Florida, with plenty of saves but also bouts of inconsistency. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound southpaw was much more reliable as a junior, throwing more strikes with two pitches that earn 55 grades from scouts. He has an 88-92 mph fastball with lift that he commands much better than he did in the past, and a curveball he can bury or throw for strikes. Rogers has flashed a changeup, and some scouts would love to see him give starting a chance because his arm is clean and he repeats his delivery.
6 190 Minnesota Twins Andre Martinez Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. Fla. $80,000
Martinez was part of a loaded Archbishop McCarthy team that won three state championships. He did his part, going 36-6 in his prep career (including a win in the state title game this year), and the Florida State signee had some helium late. He's a 6-foot lefty with makeup, an above-average curveball, feel for a changeup and a fastball that is fairly true from his high arm slot but that was scraping the low 90s late in the season. Mostly, Martinez pitches in the mid-to-upper 80s. Scouts like his deception and downhill plane on the fastballl, which hitters don't square up despite often pedestrian velocity.
6 192 Baltimore Orioles Lex Rutledge Samford Miss. $196,200
Rutledge ranked just behind Mississippi State's Chris Stratton among Mississippi high school pitchers in 2009, and he spurned the Brewers as a 26th-round draft pick to attend Samford. The Bulldogs made him a closer and he thrived in that role, going 5-1, 1.71 with 11 saves in 2010 and striking out 65 in 47 innings. Rutledge struggled with command when he moved into the weekend rotation in 2011 and moved back into the bullpen in 2012. Walks remained a problem, though, and he has 84 in 142 career innings with a 6.81 ERA this spring. Rutledge has thrown hard in two summers in the Cape Cod League, hitting 97-98 mph in short spurts. His fastball has resided more in the 91-93 mph range this spring but touched 95-96. If he throws strike with it, he can put hitters away with one of the draft's better curveballs, a power pitch in the 79-82 mph range with downer action. It's a swing-and-miss pitch that at times gets slurvy. He hasn't shown strong stuff when used on back-to-back days. He could go as high as the second round, but more likely will last into the fourth or fifth.
6 214 Detroit Tigers Jordan John Oklahoma Okla. $135,000
John was a rare draft-eligible freshman a year ago, when the Astros selected him in the 28th round. He turned 19 and had Tommy John surgery shortly after graduating from high school in 2009, then redshirted in 2010 while recovering from his elbow reconstruction. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder began this spring as Oklahoma's closer but quickly asserted himself as the Sooners' No. 1 starter. He doesn't have a plus pitch but hitters don't get good swings against his 86-88 mph fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. He gets good life on his fastball, which tops out at 90 mph, and his clean delivery allows him to command all four offerings.
7 239 Atlanta Braves David Starn Kent State Ohio $25,000
Starn arrived at Kent State as a walk-on, then went on to lead the Golden Flashes to a regional victory as a senior. He broke Dirk Hayhurst's school record for strikeouts and earns Jamie Moyer comparisons from the Kent State staff, which includes ex-big leaguer Mike Birkbeck as his pitching coach. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has a fastball that ranges from 82-88 mph and sits at 84 yet is effective because he has excellent command. He pitches inside effectively because he can cut and sink his fastball. His slider and changeup are nothing special, but he locates them well and will throw them in any count.
7 245 Milwaukee Brewers David Otterman British Columbia British Columbia $141,700
Otterman is the country's best college prospect. He has a solid build at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, throws his fastball in the 88-91 mph range and mixes in three other pitches. His slider is his better breaking ball and he doesn't use his changeup much, but his delivery is clean, has projection remaining and pounds the strike zone. Otterman is still raw, much more than the typical college junior, so he'll need time to develop.
7 248 Philadelphia Phillies Hoby Milner Texas Texas $140,700
The Longhorns' streak of producing at least one player in the first five rounds of every draft since 1999 is in jeopardy this year. Milner is the only early-round candidate for Texas, and he pitched his way out of their rotation after three starts. A valuable swingman who appeared in 33 of Texas' 50 regular season games, Milner projects as a reliever because he hasn't been able to add strength or velocity in three years of college. A slender 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, he works with an 86-88 mph fastball as a starter, sits at 88-89 and tops out at 91 when he comes out of the bullpen. His best pitch is a 75-78 mph curveball with good depth, and he uses a changeup to keep righthanders at bay. His stuff plays up because he commands it so well, and he delivers his pitches on a tough angle to the plate. He's the son of Brian Milner, who went straight from high school to the majors as an eighth-round bonus baby with the Blue Jays in 1978.
8 254 Chicago Cubs Michael Heesch South Carolina-Beaufort S.C. $10,000
Heesch has a big frame and a fastball that sits around 90 mph, but his slider and changeup are fringy pitches.
8 268 San Francisco Giants Joe Kurrasch Penn State Pa. $134,500
Kurrasch was Penn State's best arm in 2012 after sitting out 2011 because he transferred from California. He went 4-2, 2.05 in 16 appearances (11 starts) and struck out 78 in 88 innings while walking 46. He has solid size at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. He can get up to 92 with a solid changeup, but his breaking ball is below-average. He throws a little across his body and likely profiles as a reliever.
8 274 Detroit Tigers Jeff McVaney Texas State Texas $35,000
McVaney originally came to Texas State to play fullback but concentrated solely on baseball after his freshman year. He's a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder with an efficient righthanded stroke and some power potential. He's an average runner with good arm strength, and he runs his fastball into the low 90s as a lefthanded reliever. He went undrafted as a junior in 2011. His father John is a minority owner of the Astros.
9 283 Kansas City Royals Daniel Stumpf San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
Stumpf threw seven shutout innings in the Region XIV championship game to send San Jacinto to the Junior College World Series for the sixth time in seven seasons. The Gators are usually loaded with pitching prospects, but this year Stumpf is their lone player who projects to get drafted in the first 15 rounds. The six-foot-2, 198-pound Stumpf works at 88-91 mph with his fastball and touches 94, maintaining his velocity deep into games. He has some armside run on his heater, which he backs up with an average changeup and an effective cutter/slider. He does a good job of throwing strikes and commanding his pitches. At 22, Stumpf is older than most junior college sophomores. He took off a year in high school to work and spent a year at Stephen F. Austin State as a student. Committed to NAIA power Lubbock Christian (Texas) for 2013, he's expected to sign.
9 297 Los Angeles Angels Michael Roth South Carolina S.C. $20,000
Roth needs no introduction to baseball fans after he burst onto the scene as a sophomore in South Carolina's run to a national title in 2010. In 2011, he led the Gamecocks back to Omaha and finished at 14-3, 1.06 and logged 145 innings. Roth doesn't own a plus pitch and his fastball sits in the mid-80s, but he changes arm slots, locates well and is extremely savvy. Heading into the Southeastern Conference tournament, he was 5-1, 2.66 with 70 strikeouts and 31 walks in 95 innings.
10 309 Houston Astros Joe Bircher Bradley Ill. $20,000
It's unlikely that the Cape Cod League ever has had a strikeout leader with less fastball than Bircher. He fanned 48 in 44 innings last summer--and also finished second in the ERA race at 1.44--while working at 84-86 mph and topping out at 88. He arrived at Bradley throwing 78-81 mph and leaves four years later as the school's all-time strikeout king with 302, including 113 in 110 innings in 2012. The key to the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder's success is his fading changeup, which makes his fastball look like it's arriving in the low 90s. Though scouts aren't enamored with his athleticism or delivery, he's able to locate his entire four-pitch repertoire wherever he wants it. His curveball and slider are fringy but play up because of his ability to command them.
10 327 Los Angeles Angels Chris O'Grady George Mason Va. $50,000
O'Grady is a big-bodied lefthander that sits in the mid to high 80s. He had a good season in the bullpen, striking out 51 in 37 innings, but needs to throw more strikes as he walked 20 batters in his 25 appearances.
10 332 Tampa Bay Rays Sean Bierman Tampa Fla. $5,000
Bierman's college career began at Vanderbilt, where he pitched 60 innings over two seasons. He transferred to Tampa and is a fifth-year senior who has battled through a long injury history that includes Tommy John surgery after the 2010 season, causing him to miss 2011. He returned to go 8-3, 2.27 this season and showed above-average control despite his past surgery, walking just 11 and striking out 85 in 83 innings. A 42nd-round pick back in 2007 by the Reds, he's a four-pitch strike-thrower who throws a fastball, changeup, curve and slider.
10 335 Milwaukee Brewers Anthony Banda San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
After turning down the Diamondbacks as a 33rd-round pick out of high school in 2011, Banda claimed a spot in the rotation on a San Jacinto team that finished runner-up at the Junior College World Series. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder has yet to fill out, which bodes well for adding velocity to his 87-89 mph fastball. His sharp curveball is his best pitch, and he made strides with his changeup this spring. He has a long, loose arm but needs to do a better job of attacking the strike zone.
11 339 Houston Astros Hunter Virant Camarillo (Calif.) HS Calif.
Virant is still fairly new to pitching, and his fresh arm, lean 6-foot-3 frame, smooth delivery and athleticism suggest he has plenty of projection remaining. He worked mostly at 87-89 mph early in the year and has shown more velocity as the season has progressed, running his fastball up to 93 at times. He could add velocity as he matures, but even if he pitches with average velocity his fastball will play up because of his downward angle and ability to locate it to both sides. His delivery helps him hide his changeup, which projects as a plus pitch with fade and sink and he learns to throw it more consistently. He flashes a decent slider, and it has shown more power at times. In the offseason and early in the year, his curveball was slow and loopy, but some scouts said it looked better later in the spring. Still, he needs to improve his feel for his breaking stuff. Some scouts suggest he could benefit from three years at UCLA, and he is considered an expensive sign.
11 340 Minnesota Twins Taylor Rogers Kentucky Ky. $100,000
Rogers won't blow up any radar guns, but his pitchability made him a weekend starter for three years at Kentucky and helped him earn the win at the Cape Cod League all-star game last summer. At 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, Rogers is more skinny than projectable, so his stuff isn't likely to get much better. He'll touch 90-91 mph with his fastball early in games but usually settles in at 87-88 mph. His curveball and changeup are effective, and he compensates for his lack of a plus pitch with outstanding command of his offerings. He has sound mechanics and repeats them well, though at times he's around the strike zone too much.
11 342 Baltimore Orioles Kevin Grendell San Pasqual HS, Escondido, Calif. Calif. $100,000
11 352 Cincinnati Reds Nolan Becker Yale Conn. $100,000
11 367 New York Yankees Caleb Frare Custer County HS, Miles City, Mont. Mont. $100,000
Frare sits in the mid-80s with his fastball and mixes in a soft curveball. He has a nice build at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds but tends to battle his control at times. Frare has an aggressive delivery with an exaggerated stride and the coaching staff at Utah will try to smooth things out to help him throw more strikes.
12 372 Baltimore Orioles Billy Waltrip Seminole State (Okla.) JC Okla.
Waltrip did little to impress scouts as a Seminole State freshman in 2011, working in the mid-80s and with below-average control as a reliever. He since has added 25 pounds and his fastball has gotten stronger as well, sitting in the low 90s and topping out at 95 mph. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder shows promising feel for both a slider and curveball, and scouts believe he'll develop at least an average breaking ball. His changeup is very much a work in progress, and his command and control still need improvement. But there aren't many lefthanders who can hit 95 mph, and he should be signable out of junior college. If he doesn't turn pro, he'll pitch at Oklahoma in 2013.
12 375 San Diego Padres Drew Harrelson Berrien County HS, Nashville, Ga. Ga. $100,000
12 376 Pittsburgh Pirates Dalton Friend Jefferson (Mo.) CC Mo.
Jefferson made its second straight trip to the Junior College World Series this spring, with Friend earning the extra-inning win over Eastern Oklahoma State to advance to Grand Junction, Colo. Friend was 11-0, 2.93 with one save in 12 appearances entering the Juco World Series, ranking fourth nationally with an average of 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Scouts got excited when they heard reports that the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder was touching 95 mph, but they saw mostly 89-91 mph fastballs when they went to see him. Friend also throws a 12-to-6 curveball with nice shape but so-so power to it and has a four-pitch arsenal. Scouts project him as a two-pitch reliever because of his inconsistent over-the-top delivery and his medical history. He had arm issues in high school, lost most of 2011 to a shoulder injury that required arthroscopic surgery and missed time this year with a sore elbow. A redshirt sophomore, he has committed to Texas Tech for 2013.
12 385 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Kellogg Street HS, Whitby, Ont. Ontario
Kellogg shows average fastball velocity, consistently sitting in the 87-90 mph range and has projection remaining in his impressive 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame. His curveball was soft and loopy last summer, but he's tightened it up this spring and shows a good feel for spinning it. He's still working to get comfortable with a changeup, but prep lefthanders of his stature don't typically last too long in the draft. Kellogg has pitched well for the Canadian Junior National team--even against professional competition--and will likely be picked in the top five rounds in order for a team to buy him out of his Arizona State commitment.
12 390 St. Louis Cardinals Max Foody Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla. Fla. $385,000
Foody has the stuff and frame scouts look for in a high draft pick, though his past labrum surgery has affected his stock, if he can be prodded away from Florida State. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he produces two solid-average pitches, sitting in the 88-91 mph range with his fastball and throwing strikes consistently with it. He should have average fastball command down the line, and he has a feel for a fringe-average breaking ball. Foody has no plus pitch at present, though, and while scouts like his toughness and strength, it's hard to project his stuff getting much better.
13 399 Houston Astros Brian Holmes Wake Forest N.C. $100,000
13 403 Kansas City Royals Hunter Haynes Mexico (Mo.) HS Mo. $100,000
13 406 Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Harlan Fresno State Calif.
13 411 Chicago White Sox Derek Thompson John A. Logan (Ill.) CC Ill.
13 412 Cincinnati Reds Matt Boyd Oregon State Ore.
Boyd has a solid build at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. He is a good athlete who played 11 years of ice hockey before focusing on baseball. Boyd throws from a low three-quarter slot and his fastball sits in the 88-90 mph range. He primarily pitches off a fastball-slider combination, but mixes in a sweeping low-mid 70s slider and will throw an occasional changeup to righthanded batters. With his low arm slot, lefties struggle to pick up the ball so he could wind up as a lefthanded specialist in the big leagues. He shows solid command and is a good competitor on the mound.
13 414 Washington Nationals Elliott Waterman San Francisco Calif. $100,000
13 426 Texas Rangers Sam Stafford Texas Texas
13 427 New York Yankees James Pazos San Diego Calif. $100,000
Pazos has been a key member of San Diego's bullpen since transferring from Chandler-Gilbert (Ariz.) JC after his freshman year, and he was 5-1, 1.53 with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 59 innings this spring. He missed time in the middle of this season serving a suspension for a violation of team rules. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Pazos is physical and aggressive, attacking the zone with an 89-92 mph fastball that bumps 93. His slider has improved significantly in the past year and has a chance to be a second average pitch. He is developing a changeup. Pazos has a resilient arm and has shown the ability to bounce back strong, helping him profile well as a bullpen lefthander.
14 445 Toronto Blue Jays Zak Wasilewski Tazewell (Va.) HS Va. $100,000
14 451 Boston Red Sox Dylan Chavez Mississippi Miss.
Chavez is at his third school, having pitched one year at St. Mary's and spending 2011 at American River (Calif.) JC. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has some deception in his delivery and an average fastball that at times bumps 92 mph, with good life. At his best, he pitches off the fastball, making his slurvy breaking ball and nascent changeup play up. He's tried to start and struggled in the role, but he throws strikes out of the bullpen, almost to a fault.
14 452 Tampa Bay Rays Chris Kirsch Lackawanna (Pa.) JC Pa. $100,000
Kirsch has had two chances to sign already, as a pop-up prospect out of high school in Pennsylvania and after his first year with Lackawanna, so scouts wonder about his desire to play pro ball but can't turn away from his potential. He has arm strength that can get his fastball up to 92 mph from the left side and he has some projection remaining in his 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame. He also throws a curveball, slider and changeup, all showing the potential to be average pitches.
15 460 Minnesota Twins Jarret Leverett Georgia Southern Ga.
15 463 Kansas City Royals Dylan Sons Halifax County HS, South Boston, Va. Va. $100,000
15 471 Chicago White Sox Jordan Guerrero Moorpark (Calif.) HS Calif. $100,000
Guerrero was something of a pop-up name this spring after running his fastball up to 92-93 mph early in the season, but his stock cooled down the stretch, when he has pitched more in the 85-88 range. He has a short, quick arm stroke, which helps make up for a small 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame, and durability is a significant question at this stage. His No. 2 pitch is a changeup that projects as an average pitch, and his curveball is loopy. He throws it with a high arm slot and tends to get too much on top of it and bounce it. As a lefthander who has flashed decent stuff, Guerrero could sneak into the top 10 rounds, especially because he is considered signable.
15 475 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Borucki Mundelein (Ill.) HS Ill. $426,000
Scouts considered Borucki comparable to Alex Young, the state's top prospect, until he was diagnosed with a tear in his pitching elbow following a no-hitter against Cary-Grove HS (Cary) in late March. Doctors initially thought he'd need Tommy John surgery, but he opted for rehab and pitched in a junior-varsity game before the end of the season. When fully healthy, the 6-foot-4, 170-pounder has a 90-93 mph fastball with very good life. He's still refining his slider and changeup, but he has come a long way since he was a 5-foot-8 sophomore topping out at 79 mph. Questions about his health may compromise Borucki's signability and make him more likely to follow through on his commitment to Iowa.
16 493 Kansas City Royals Austin Fairchild St. Thomas HS, Houston Texas $350,000
Fairchild helped St. Thomas (coached by future Hall of Famer Craig Biggio) to consecutive Texas 5-A private-school titles in 2010 and 2011 and a runner-up finish this spring. Six-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he has added significant velocity in the past year and now works at 88-91 mph. He touched 94 last summer, though the extra heat has come with more effort and less fluidity in his delivery, which he struggles to repeat. He shows some feel for spinning the ball, though his breaker varies between a curve and a slider. He has committed to Texas Christian.
16 502 Cincinnati Reds Nick Routt Mississippi State Miss.
16 514 Detroit Tigers Josh Turley Baylor Texas $100,000
Below-average fastball velocity hasn't stopped Turley from carving up opponents this season, as he allowed one earned run or less in 10 of his 14 starts through the Big 12 Conference tournament. He usually pitches at 85-87 mph and rarely cracks 90, but he succeeds with his plus changeup and command. He also has a good cutter and an effective curveball. The 6-foot, 190-pounder probably won't ever throw any harder, but he's attractive as a lefthander who really knows how to pitch.
17 524 Chicago Cubs Nathan Dorris Southern Illinois Ill.
Dorris ran his fastball to 91 mph and threw his breaking ball for strikes when he was one of the state's top high school prospects in 2009, earning a scholarship from Vanderbilt. He lasted one semester with the Commodores and spent 2010-11 at Rend Lake (Ill.) CC, where his stuff and command regressed. Scouts still see him as a tease, but he pitched better down the stretch this spring, flashing some 90-91 mph fastballs and effective curveballs.
17 529 Oakland Athletics Tyler Olson Gonzaga Wash.
17 535 Toronto Blue Jays Shane Dawson Lethbridge (Alb.) JC Alberta
17 547 New York Yankees Tim Flight Southern New Hampshire N.H.
18 557 Miami Marlins Patrick Merkling Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
18 560 New York Mets Paul Paez Rio Hondo (Calif.) CC Calif.
18 565 Toronto Blue Jays Alonzo Gonzalez Glendale (Calif.) CC Calif. $100,000
18 572 Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Brandt East Carolina N.C.
19 581 Seattle Mariners Nate Koneski Holy Cross Mass.
19 582 Baltimore Orioles Josh Hader Old Mill HS, Millersville, Md. Md.
19 585 San Diego Padres Christian Miller Loganville (Ga.) HS Ga. $100,000
19 598 San Francisco Giants Randy Zeigler Louisiana-Monroe La.
Ziegler was Louisiana-Monroe's ace, and while he doesn't always command the strike zone, he gets his share of swings and misses with an 87-91 mph fastball that has late run. He also adds a slider and changeup.
19 607 New York Yankees Dietrich Enns Central Michigan Mich.
20 609 Houston Astros Michael Clark Kent State Ohio
20 611 Seattle Mariners Steve Ewing Miami Fla. $100,000
20 618 Colorado Rockies Anthony Seise West Orange HS, Winter Garden, Fla. Fla.
Lean and rangy, Seise is already 19 and filling out his 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. Seise put himself on scouts' radar by showing three average pitches in Jupiter during the 2011 World Wood Bat showcase, including an 88-91 mph fastball, a curveball and a changeup. Seise had not consistently put all three pitches together often this spring, however. He's committed to the State JC of Florida (formerly Manatee JC) and is considered signable.
20 634 Detroit Tigers Logan Ehlers Howard (Texas) JC Texas $122,000
An eighth-round pick out of a Nebraska high school in 2010, Ehlers turned down an $800,000 offer from the Blue Jays. When the NCAA ruled that his adviser had negotiated directly with the team when he bumped into a Jays official at the Area Code Games, it suspended Ehlers for 60 percent of the 2011 season. Following a coaching change with the Cornhuskers and minor shoulder surgery last July, he transferred to Howard JC and became draft-eligible this spring. Hawks coach Britt Smith, who has sent several pitchers to Division I programs and pro ball, says Ehlers has the best combination of pitchability and stuff of anyone he has coached. He throws strikes with three pitches that all have a chance to become at least average big league offerings. He has a quick arm that delivers fastballs ranging from 88-92 mph and sitting at 90-91. His slider is a strikeout pitch at times but loopy at others, and his changeup is more of a show-me offering that he needs to use more often. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder tends to spin away from the plate in his delivery, but he makes it work. He has committed to Texas Tech for 2013 but is expected to sign.
21 641 Seattle Mariners Scott DeCecco South Carolina-Upstate S.C.
21 643 Kansas City Royals Matt Strahm Neosho County (Kan.) CC Kan. $100,000
Strahm helped pitch Neosho County to its first Junior College World Series since 2003, leading national juco players in strikeouts (124 in 92 innings) and complete games (10) through the regional playoffs. A lanky 6-foot-3, 170-pound lefty with a long wingspan, Strahm is extremely projectable and still growing into his velocity. His fastball sat at 85-88 mph early in the season and registered as high as 92 later in the spring. His slurvy breaking ball and changeup are decent secondary pitches that are showing improvement. The Nebraska recruit has a clean delivery enables him to control all his offerings well.
21 647 Miami Marlins Hayden Fox Oakland Mich.
21 650 New York Mets Gary Ward Bethel (Tenn.) Tenn.
21 652 Cincinnati Reds Jordan Remer San Francisco Calif.
21 655 Toronto Blue Jays Colton Turner Texas State Texas
Turner doesn't do anything flashy, but he's a lefthander who can throw three pitches for strikes. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder can pitch to both sides of the plate with an 87-88 mph fastball that occasionally hits 91 mph but could use some more life. He also has a mid-70s slurve with 2-to-8 break and a changeup with some fade. While he fills the zone, he'll have to improve the location of his pitches in pro ball.
21 664 Detroit Tigers Alex Phillips Kentucky Ky.
21 667 New York Yankees Jimmy Reed Maryland Md.
22 669 Houston Astros Kenny Long Illinois State Ill.
22 676 Pittsburgh Pirates Taylor Hearn Royse City (Texas) HS Texas
22 695 Milwaukee Brewers Taylor Wall Rice Texas
23 704 Chicago Cubs Jake Drossner Council Rock North HS, Newton, Pa. Pa.
Part of Maryland's strong recruiting class, Drossner did not have a good spring and is likely headed to school. In the past he has shown a high-80s fastball that touches 90 mph, to go with a curveball that is at its best when in the mid-70s but gets loopy at times. He also mixes in a changeup.
23 714 Washington Nationals Casey Selsor Texas-San Antonio Texas
23 718 San Francisco Giants Drew Leenhouts Northeastern Mass.
23 723 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Dermody Iowa Iowa
24 735 San Diego Padres Chris Nunn Lipscomb Tenn.
24 738 Colorado Rockies Mike Mason Marshall W.Va.
24 750 St. Louis Cardinals Lee Stoppelman Central Missouri Mo.
24 756 Texas Rangers Chase Mullins Bourbon County HS, Paris, Ky. Ky.
After three years at Kentucky, Alex Meyer matured into a first-round pick in the 2012 draft. Mullins has a similar build (6-foot-9, 250 pounds) and potentially could do the same, and as a bonus he's lefthanded. He's still learning how to pitch and to control his big frame, so he probably won't get drafted high enough to lure him away from the Wildcats. At his best, Mullins will show a 90-92 mph fastball and a plus curveball, but he often works at 87-90 and lacks trustworthy secondary pitches and control. He does have clean arm action for such a big pitcher, adding hope that he'll figure everything out.
25 763 Kansas City Royals Matt Tenuta Apex (N.C.) HS N.C. $100,000
25 766 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Smith Wichita State Kan.
25 772 Cincinnati Reds Sean Lucas Albany N.Y.
25 776 Los Angeles Dodgers Danny Coulombe Texas Tech Texas
25 779 Atlanta Braves Brandon Rohde Central Washington Wash.
25 782 Tampa Bay Rays Jordan Harrison Louisiana-Lafayette La.
25 788 Philadelphia Phillies Brennan Henry Northeastern (Colo.) JC Colo.
26 790 Minnesota Twins Justin Jones California Calif.
Jones was a seventh-round pick in 2009 out of high school by the White Sox and had a solid freshman year and an excellent sophomore campaign. He has a lanky, 6-foot-2, 188-pound build. But after not pitching in the fall because of a forearm strain, he's been a bit off this spring, going 4-8, 4.40 with just 46 strikeouts over 78 innings and the Bears' coaching staff is throwing him on Sundays. There's more effort to his delivery this year than there has been in the past and he's not pitching with as much poise, either. His fastball velocity fluctuates, sometimes in it's usual 88-91 mph range, while other times it will be in the mid-80s. He'll still flash an above-average curveball, which was his bread and butter, though the pitch has gone backwards this season and he's not throwing it with the consistency he used to. Jones has shown a good changeup in the past and added a cutter to his repertoire this year. He's been pitching backwards a lot and some scouts believe when he gets back to pitching off his fastball that he'll return to being the pitcher he was in high school and earlier in his career at Cal.
26 795 San Diego Padres Brandon Alger Indiana Tech Ind.
26 801 Chicago White Sox Zach Toney Austin Peay State Tenn.
Toney is Austin Peay State's ace and led the team to its second straight Ohio Valley Conference title. He had been a fastball/changeup lefty in the past, with an 88-91 mph fastball that bumps 92 and the occasional split-finger fastball, and this year he improved his curveball to make it a fringe-average. Toney doesn't give in to hitters, leading to 44 walks in 87 innings.
26 807 Los Angeles Angels Tyler DeLoach UNC Wilmington N.C.
26 808 San Francisco Giants Mason McVay Florida International Fla.
The 6-foot-7, 240-pound McVay made a successful transition to starting from the Florida International bullpen in 2012, posting a 3.36 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 64 innings. That showed needed durability for the Tommy John surgery alumnus, who hit 94 mph last year as a reliever and sat in the 87-90 mph range this spring. He has fringy secondary pitches and lacks the control (41 walks) to stick in a rotation long-term, but his size and arm strength are assets.
26 810 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Sabatino Notre Dame Ind.
26 815 Milwaukee Brewers Mark McCoy Barnegat (N.J.) HS N.J.
An athletic lefty who also played football and basketball for two years in high school, McCoy sits 86-90 mph and shows an average changeup and curveball. He's about 6 feet tall, which lessens his angle to the plate.
26 816 Texas Rangers Austen Thrailkill St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
27 820 Minnesota Twins Jerad Grundy Kentucky Ky.
Grundy pitched sparingly at Miami in 2010 before transferring to Heartland (Ill.) CC last year and moving on to Kentucky this spring. He's attractive as a lefthander who can maintain a 90-91 mph for five innings, though he hasn't topped out at 94 this season as often as he has in the past. He has added some fastball life, and he still gets swings and misses with his slider. Grundy has improved his sinking changeup to give him an effective third pitch, but most scouts think he'll be a pro reliever because he's not big (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and has a lot of effort in his delivery. His command and feel for pitching are average at best.
27 821 Seattle Mariners Blake Holovach Missouri Mo.
27 835 Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Zamora Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. Calif.
27 838 San Francisco Giants Chris Fern Union (Ky.) Ky.
27 848 Philadelphia Phillies Fernando Fernandez Montpetit HS, Montreal Quebec
28 855 San Diego Padres Griffin Russell Wichita Falls (Texas) HS Texas $100,000
28 866 Los Angeles Dodgers Jake Hermsen Northern Illinois Ill.
28 872 Tampa Bay Rays Dayne Quist UC Davis Calif.
28 876 Texas Rangers Joe Burns Samford Ala.
28 878 Philadelphia Phillies Joe Mantiply Virginia Tech Va.
29 880 Minnesota Twins Sean Hagan St. John's N.Y.
29 889 Oakland Athletics Taylor Massey Dallas Baptist Texas
29 893 Cleveland Indians Randall Fant Arkansas Ark.
Fant lost his spot in Arkansas' rotation for part of the season before regaining it in the final third of the season. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder has good size and two average pitches at 88-91 mph and a solid changeup. His breaking ball remains below average, which hinders his ability to profile as a reliever.
29 895 Toronto Blue Jays Cole Irvin Servite HS, Anaheim Calif.
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Irvin is all about projection and feel for pitching. His present stuff is below-average to fringy across the board, but he has a smooth delivery with some deception, and he shows a knack for mixing speeds and locations. At his best, Irvin works at 86-89 mph, but his comfort range is usually in the 84-88 range. He adds and subtracts from his breaking ball, sometimes showing a slow Barry Zito-like curveball in the 70-72 mph range and other times throws it a bit harder with more lateral break. He has feel for a 77-79 mph changeup as well. Scouts regard him as a difficult sign due to his commitment to Oregon, where he could blossom into a high draft pick under coach George Horton.
29 907 New York Yankees Jose Diaz Advantage Learning Institute, Ponce, P.R. P.R.
Diaz has an athletic, projectable, 6-foot-2, 180-pound build. His fastball sits in the 86-88 mph range and he touches 91. He throws a slider anywhere from 72-78 mph, and has a tendency to drop his arm slot on the pitch.
29 908 Philadelphia Phillies Brad Wieck Frank Phillips (Texas) JC Texas
30 924 Washington Nationals R.C. Orlan North Carolina N.C.
A key piece to North Carolina's bullpen, Orlan had a little bit of interest as a Virginia high schooler in 2009 and was drafted in the 44th round by the Dodgers. Scouts believed he could become a good lefty reliever or specialist, and he's become just that after three years with the Tar Heels. In 36 appearances (54 innings) he was 8-1, 2.01 with 62 strikeouts and 10 walks. He pitches with an 88-90 mph fastball that can touch 91-92. Despite being 6-feet, he pitches downhill fairly well. He mixes in a good, hard-breaking curveball and a rare changeup.
30 927 Los Angeles Angels Nic Dellatorre St. John's River (Fla.) JC Fla.
30 930 St. Louis Cardinals Kyle Helisek Villanova Pa.
30 934 Detroit Tigers Preston Jamison South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz. $100,000
30 935 Milwaukee Brewers Jono Armold Flagler (Fla.) Fla.
31 941 Seattle Mariners Rusty Shellhorn Texas Tech Texas
31 965 Milwaukee Brewers Brent Suter Harvard Mass.
31 966 Texas Rangers Zach Brill Morris HS, Longview, Wash. Wash.
32 969 Houston Astros Tyler Manez Plainedge HS, North Massapequa, N.Y. N.Y.
32 970 Minnesota Twins Andrew Ferreira Harvard Mass.
32 973 Kansas City Royals Patrick Conroy Marin (Calif.) CC Calif.
32 984 Washington Nationals Mike Mudron Cal State San Bernardino Calif.
32 986 Los Angeles Dodgers Alfredo Unzue Los Angeles (no school) Calif. $100,000
32 988 San Francisco Giants Chris Pickering Rhode Island R.I.
32 993 Arizona Diamondbacks Daniel Watts Jacksonville State Ala.
32 996 Texas Rangers Alex Young Carmel Catholic HS, Mundelein, Ill. Ill.
Young is the top prospect in Illinois, but he may not be the first player selected from the state because of signability questions. A team could select him as early as the third round, but that may not be high enough to lure him away from a Texas Christian commitment. After three years with the Horned Frogs, he could go even higher because he's a projectable lefthander who's just starting to figure things out on the mound. His fastball ranges from 87-91 mph and has touched 93 in workouts. The projection and athleticism in his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame hint at more velocity. With large hands and long fingers, he also shows aptitude for spinning a curveball. Young needs to improve his fastball life, curveball consistency and overall command, as well as a developing a changeup. But all of the ingredients are there.
33 1011 Chicago White Sox Jon Savarise Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, Ill. Ill.
34 1035 San Diego Padres Kyle Ottoson Oklahoma State Okla.
34 1042 Cincinnati Reds Richard McCaffrey UC Santa Barbara Calif.
34 1048 San Francisco Giants Zak Edgington UC Santa Barbara Calif.
34 1050 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Trentacosta UC Irvine Calif.
34 1057 New York Yankees Eric Erickson Miami Fla.
35 1062 Baltimore Orioles Duke Porter Miami (No school) Fla.
35 1063 Kansas City Royals Tyler Joyner East Carolina N.C.
35 1074 Washington Nationals Cory Bafidis Texas Wesleyan Texas
35 1080 St. Louis Cardinals Ben O'Shea Tampa Fla.
An unsigned 10th-rounder of the White Sox last June, O'Shea was set to go to Maryland but didn't qualify academically and wound up at Division II Tampa. He pitched well, going 7-2, 2.34 with just 13 walks in 92 innings. He's a fastball/changeup lefty whose fastball sits in the upper 80s and at times ranges from 90-92 mph. His durable 6-foot-6, 255-pound body and average changeup are other assets.
35 1086 Texas Rangers Brad Stone Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte N.C.
36 1092 Baltimore Orioles Peter Irvin Skagit Valley (Wash.) CC Wash.
36 1108 San Francisco Giants Clint Terry San Mateo (Calif.) JC Calif.
36 1113 Arizona Diamondbacks Andrew Barbosa South Florida Fla.
36 1116 Texas Rangers Sterling Wynn China Spring (Texas) HS Texas
37 1121 Seattle Mariners Brett Lilek Marion Catholic HS, Chicago Heights, Ill. Ill.
As a lefthander who could throw 90-92 mph, Lilek had achance to go in the early rounds of the 2012 draft. But he tweaked his biceps early on and spent most of the spring pitching at 86-89 mph. Scouts already worried about his health because they didn't like his arm action. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder has an interesting breaking ball that varies from a curveball to a slider but lacks consistency, and he also has some deception to his changeup. He's ticketed for Arizona State.
37 1134 Washington Nationals Tyler Watson Georgetown (Texas) HS Texas
37 1141 Boston Red Sox Jonathan Dziedzic Lamar Texas
38 1157 Miami Marlins Chipper Smith Cumberland (Tenn.) Tenn.
38 1170 St. Louis Cardinals Javier Machuca Turabo (P.R.) JC P.R.
38 1174 Detroit Tigers Alex Minter Brook Hill HS, Bullard, Texas Texas
39 1186 Pittsburgh Pirates Jared West North DeSoto HS, Stonewall, La. La.
40 1215 San Diego Padres Terrance Owens Toledo Ohio
40 1234 Detroit Tigers Ryan Longstreth Central Michigan Mich.