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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 369 Houston Astros Terrell Joyce OF Florida State JC Fla. $100,000
2 370 Minnesota Twins Alex Muren RHP Cal State Northridge Calif. $100,000
Like his older brother Drew, Muren is a quality athlete who split time between hitting and pitching for Northridge in 2010 and '11, before focusing on pitching as a junior this year. Muren caught scouts' attention by running his fastball up to 96-97 mph in the fall, but he has pitched in the 90-94 range this spring. Despite his power arm, Muren hasn't missed many bats this spring, posting a 43-26 strikeout-walk mark through 84 innings. Scouts like his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame and athleticism, but he lacks deception and pitches on a flat plane. His below-average slider/cutter sometimes show depth in the 80-83 mph range and can reach 85-87. However, he doesn't run the pitch in against righthanders, instead leaving it in a hitters' comfort zone over the plate. He lacks feel for a changeup, despite the Matadors' efforts to teach him a circle change. Muren's body and pure arm strength make him an intriguing sleeper, but one scout referred to him as "a block of clay." Given his lack of polish and underdeveloped secondary stuff, he profiles best as a reliever.
3 371 Seattle Mariners Mike Faulkner OF Arkansas State Ark. $100,000
Faulkner ranked second in Division I with 41 stolen bases and had been caught stealing only once. He's a 70 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale and turns in some 80 times on bunts and jailbreak swings, and his overall game resembles that of Juan Pierre. Faulkner lacks even Pierre's strength and hitting ability, however, as a weak-bodied 5-foot-11, 155-pounder with a well below-average arm. He'll have to get stronger to be a factor at the plate, but his speed will earn him plenty of chances.
4 372 Baltimore Orioles Billy Waltrip LHP 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.
5 373 Kansas City Royals Jackson Willeford 2B 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.
6 374 Chicago Cubs Justin Amlung RHP Louisville Ky. $100,000
After an all-star summer in the Cape Cod League, Amlung agreed to terms as a 39th-round pick with the Reds only to have the deal fall apart over the club's insistence that the contract begin with the 2012 season. So he returned for his redshirt junior season at Louisville, where he ended the regular season ranked second in career wins (23) and ERA (2.74). Not bad for a player who didn't get a chance to walk on with the Cardinals until they lost recruit Jake Odorizzi to the Brewers as a sandwich-rounder in the 2008 draft. A catcher in high school, Amlung redshirted in his first year on campus. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder's fastball has improved a tick or two in velocity this spring, sitting at 91-92 mph and touching 94. He backs his heater up with an average slider and a so-so changeup. His arm action is short and stiff, but it doesn't prevent him from commanding his pitches. He relishes pitching inside and does a nice job of missing bats.
7 375 San Diego Padres Drew Harrelson LHP Berrien County HS, Nashville, Ga. Ga. $100,000
8 376 Pittsburgh Pirates Dalton Friend LHP 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.
9 377 Miami Marlins Christian Rivera SS Nueva Superior Vocacional HS, Loiza, P.R. P.R. $100,000
10 378 Colorado Rockies Correlle Prime 1B Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. Fla. $125,000
11 379 Oakland Athletics John Caputo 3B Toronto (no school) Ontario
12 380 New York Mets Rob Whalen RHP Haines City (Fla.) HS Fla. $100,000
13 381 Chicago White Sox Zach Stoner 1B Boylan HS, Rockford, Ill. Ill. $180,000
14 382 Cincinnati Reds Brent Peterson SS Bakersfield (Calif.) JC Calif. $100,000
Peterson is a high-energy grinder with athleticism and versatility, giving him a chance to be a valuable utilityman in pro ball. He has decent infield actions and a solid-average arm, but he can play out of control at times, making a lot of throws off-balance and on the run. He may not be an everyday shortstop, but has enough tools to handle a variety of positions. Peterson is a quick-twitch athlete with plus speed and good hand-eye coordination. He takes a big swing and scouts aren't sold he'll hit at the higher levels of pro ball.
15 383 Cleveland Indians Jeremy Lucas C Indiana State Ind.
The state of Indiana boasts three of the draft's better college catching prospects in Lucas, Kevin Plawecki (Purdue) and Joe Hudson (Notre Dame. Lucas, the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference player of the year, has raised his profile this spring by improving his power and defense. He has made consistent line-drive contact for three years at Indiana State, and now the 6-foot-1, 205-pound righthanded hitters is driving the ball more often. Lucas still has work to do behind the plate but looks like he belongs there. He has fringy arm strength and his throws sometimes tail on him, which is why he nabbed just 24 percent of basestealers in the regular season. He's a choppy receiver but has handled the ball better in 2012 than he had in the past. He moves decently for a catcher and projects as an offensive-minded backup.
16 384 Washington Nationals Carlos Lopez 1B Wake Forest N.C.
17 385 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Kellogg LHP 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.
18 386 Los Angeles Dodgers James Campbell RHP Stony Brook N.Y.
19 387 Los Angeles Angels Zach Wright C East Carolina N.C.
20 388 San Francisco Giants Jeremy Sy SS Louisiana-Monroe La.
21 389 Atlanta Braves Connor Lien OF Olympia HS, Orlando Fla. $375,000
Olympia High's 29-1 team wasn't just Walker Weickel and Jesse Winker. Lien had more athletic ability than either of his better-known teammates, and his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame gives scouts plenty to dream on. Scouts convinced that Lien could hit could push him into the first three rounds, as he's a plus runner with solid arm strength and the strength to hit for power. But his swing and hitting timing aren't natural, and scouts have a lot of projecting to do with his bat. He's committed to Central Florida.
22 390 St. Louis Cardinals Max Foody LHP 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.
23 391 Boston Red Sox Mike Meyers SS Silverado HS, Las Vegas Nev. $100,000
24 392 Tampa Bay Rays Taylor Hawkins C Albert HS, Midwest City, Okla. Okla. $272,500
Two years ago, Carl Albert High produced a third-round pick in shortstop J.T. Realmuto, who hit 28 homers and set a national record with 119 RBIs. He since has moved behind the plate in the Marlins system, and one of the reasons he didn't catch at Carl Albert was the presence of Hawkins. Hawkins matched Realmuto with 28 homers this spring, including one in an Oklahoma 5-A state championship-game victory, and finished his career with 74, one short of Jeff Clement's national record. Righthanded power is the 6-foot, 200-pounder's most obvious tool, though he also has some arm strength and is more athletic than most catchers. He needs to clean up his defense behind the plate and is likely headed to college. Hawkins has committed to both Grayson County (Texas) CC and Oklahoma.
25 393 Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Glenn OF Arizona Christian Ariz.
26 394 Detroit Tigers Julio Felix RHP Pima (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
Felix has an undersized build at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, but he has a lively fastball that sits in the 92-93 mph range and has topped out at 95. He' doesn't throw enough strikes to pitch as a starter and profiles as a sinker/slider middle reliever in the mold of Juan Rincon.
27 395 Milwaukee Brewers Eric Semmelhack RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wis.
Semmelhack beats out fellow Wisconsin-Milwaukee righthander Jordan Guth as the state's best college prospect because he has shown more consistent velocity this spring. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Semmelhack pitches at 90-92 mph and reaches 94 mph, though his velocity somes with significant effort in his delivery. He'll show a decent slider but tends to get under it and his changeup too much, causing them to flatten out.
28 396 Texas Rangers Keone Kela RHP Everett (Wash.) CC Wash. $100,000
Kela spent the first three years of his high school career in California before moving up to Seattle last year for his senior year. He was a 29th-round pick by the Mariners out of Chief Sealth High last June, but instead of signing and heading to Everett to pitch for the AquaSox, he headed to Everett Community College to pitch for the Trojans. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kela pitched in the 88-91 mph range last year, but is now sitting 91-93 out of the bullpen and touches 95. He throws a slurvy breaking ball that shows flashes of being an average slider. Kela has some effort to his delivery but has worked this season to clean up his lower half, as he was locking up his front side and has some arm recoil. With the effort comes below-average control. With his two-pitch mix and his aggressive mechanics, Kela profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.
29 397 New York Yankees Chris Breen C Winter Springs (Fla.) HS Fla.
30 398 Philadelphia Phillies Zach Taylor OF Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) Ga.