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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 399 Houston Astros Brian Holmes LHP Wake Forest N.C. $100,000
2 400 Minnesota Twins Erich Knab RHP Carolina Forest HS, Myrtle Beach, S.C. S.C.
A Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC signee, Knab is considered signable, but he's a long-term project. He has a good frame at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, and arm strength with a low 90s fastball that touches 95 mph. However, he has a stiff delivery that he doesn't repeat well and poor command. His secondary stuff is a work-in-progress and he doesn't show much aptitude for pitching.
3 401 Seattle Mariners Blake Hauser RHP Virginia Commonwealth Va. $100,000
Coming out of high school in 2009, Hauser was the top prospect in Virginia because of his arm speed and low-90s fastball. He didn't sign as a 25th-round pick on the Indians and headed to Virginia Commonwealth. He has worked almost exclusively in relief and hasn't taken a big step forward, but scouts still like his fastball. He was 5-2, 3.48 this spring, with 60 strikeouts and 25 walks in 31 innings, and opponents were batting .130 with just five extra-base hits. Hauser was sitting around 93-95 mph early this spring, though he lost some velocity as the season went on. Scouts attribute that to how much he throws his slider, saying it's not uncommon to see 80 percent sliders in some outings. The slider is a potential plus pitch, but it can detract from his ability to snap off his fastball consistently. He's not very physical at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds and figures to stay in the bullpen, where he could have two plus pitches and move quickly if he shows better fastball command.
4 402 Baltimore Orioles Wade Wass C Meridian (Miss.) CC Miss.
5 403 Kansas City Royals Hunter Haynes LHP Mexico (Mo.) HS Mo. $100,000
6 404 Chicago Cubs Bijan Rademacher OF Orange Coast (Calif.) CC Calif. $100,000
A Cal State Fullerton bounceback, Rademacher had a strong spring with the bat for Orange Coast, and he is a legitimate prospect as both a pitcher and position player. While he has pitched sparingly for OCC, he is most intriguing to pro scouts on the mound thanks to his 92-94 mph fastball. He has little feel for pitching at this stage and needs to develop secondary stuff as well as command. As a position player, he has athleticism and strength in his lefthanded swing, but his arm is his most intriguing asset. Rademacher is committed to Oral Roberts.
7 405 San Diego Padres Malcom Diaz RHP International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R. P.R.
8 406 Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Harlan OF/LHP Fresno State Calif.
9 407 Miami Marlins Blake Logan RHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC Okla. $125,000
10 408 Colorado Rockies Kyle Von Tungeln OF Texas Christian Texas
Despite being one of Texas Christian's toolsiest players since arriving on campus, Von Tungeln was only a part-time starter in his first two seasons because he was too inconsistent at the plate. The 6-foot, 175-pounder's best tool is his plus speed, but he gets caught up trying to hit for power too often, leading to strikeouts. The lefthanded hitter lacks the strength and bat speed to be a power threat and instead needs to focus on reaching base. His basestealing technique needs improvement as well. He's a quality defender in center field with enough arm strength to keep runners honest.
11 409 Oakland Athletics Stuart Pudenz RHP Dallas Baptist Texas
Scouts may consider Jake Johansen the best prospect in the Dallas Baptist bullpen, but it's Pudenz who has had a much more effective year and serves as the Patriots' closer. He posted a 1.23 ERA and eight saves during the regular season, striking out 47 in 37 innings and limiting opponents to a .169 average. The 6-foot-5, 221-pounder works mainly with a 90-94 mph fastball and a splitter, occasionally mixing in a slider. He battled his command in his first two seasons at Dallas Baptist before making significant strides this spring, though scouts still aren't in love with his delivery.
12 410 New York Mets Matt Bowman RHP Princeton N.J. $100,000
13 411 Chicago White Sox Derek Thompson LHP John A. Logan (Ill.) CC Ill.
14 412 Cincinnati Reds Matt Boyd LHP 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.
15 413 Cleveland Indians Tyler Booth OF Central Arizona JC Ariz. $100,000
16 414 Washington Nationals Elliott Waterman LHP San Francisco Calif. $100,000
17 415 Toronto Blue Jays John Silviano C Summit Christian School, West Palm Beach, Fla. Fla. $100,000
18 416 Los Angeles Dodgers Darnell Sweeney SS Central Florida Fla. $100,000
Sweeney had a chance to go in the first three rounds with a good spring. An athletic 6-foot, 170-pounder, he just didn't hit enough for most scouts to consider him in that range. He's a plus runner with solid defensive tools, including a plus arm, but lacks consistency with his footwork, leading to careless errors. He should be able to play shortstop at least in a utility profile. He's a switch-hitter who hasn't developed enough strength to drive the ball with any regularity.
19 417 Los Angeles Angels Mike Morin RHP North Carolina N.C.
A 40th-round pitch out of a Kansas high school in 2009, Morin was the top prospect in the MINK League the summer before he started college. He since has turned into a dominant college closer for the Tar Heels, and with one more save this season he would tie the North Carolina single-season record of 18, held by big leaguer Andrew Carignan. After allowing four home runs as a freshman, he has allowed just one in the last two seasons. As a pro, however, his potential could be limited if he doesn't develop a usable breaking ball. Morin has a good frame at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and pitches with an average fastball, and he can reach back for more when the game is on the line. His changeup is an equalizer that sits in the mid-70s.
20 418 San Francisco Giants Ryan Jones 2B 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.
21 419 Atlanta Braves Nathan Hyatt RHP Appalachian State N.C. $100,000
Hyatt appears on scouts' radars because of pure velocity despite a slight build at 6-feet and 180 pounds. The Mountaineers closer, Hyatt sits 92-95 mph with his fastball and touches 97. His fastball doesn't have much life to it, so it's hittable. He throws a slider, but it's not an out pitch right now. He also struggles with command. He recorded 15 saves in 26 appearances with 28 strikeouts and 21 walks.
22 420 St. Louis Cardinals Brett Wiley SS Jefferson (Mo.) CC Mo.
Wiley delivered the 10th-inning RBI double that sent Jefferson to the Junior College World Series for the second straight year. As a player with a chance to stick at shortstop and provide some offensive spark, he could fit in the first 10 rounds. A 6-foot, 180-pound lefthanded hitter, Wiley has a good approach at the plate. He offers patience, gap power, solid speed and baserunning savvy. He ranks among the national juco leaders in doubles (24) and steals (28), and he performed well in the Northwoods League last summer. He may need to cut down his swing a little to make more consistent contact in pro ball. He also has the arm and range to make the necessary plays at shortstop. A bench player at Evansville as a freshman, Wiley will transfer to Missouri State if he doesn't turn pro.
23 421 Boston Red Sox J.B. Wendelken RHP Middle Georgia JC Ga. $100,000
One of the nation's most effective relievers, Wendelken had allowed just one earned run in 44 innings, a 0.20 ERA. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound freshman has a short arm stroke and throws with lots of effort, but he repeats his delivery and attacks hitters with a 90-93 mph fastball. His short arm stroke gives him some deception, and at times he touches 94 mph.
24 422 Tampa Bay Rays Dylan Floro RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif. $100,000
As a high school senior in Atwater, Calif., in 2009, Floro ranked as the No. 103 on BA's Top 200 Prospects list for the draft, but scouts say his stuff and mechanics have gone backward at Cal State Fullerton. He has performed at a high level anyway, anchoring the Titans rotation as a junior this spring, affirming his reputation as a competitor and a winner. Over the years, Floro's delivery has morphed from conventional, to funky, to downright out of whack. Scouts aren't as concerned with his extreme coil at the start of his delivery as they are with his crow-hop finish and violent recoil. His funkiness does add deception and life, helping his 88-91 mph fastball (which sometimes tickles 92 early in games) play up. Floro used to have a plus slider, but scouts now consider it a fringy offering in the 76-79 mph range. He has worked hard on developing his changeup in the last year, but it still rates as just another fringy offering. Floro's delivery causes scouts to project him as a reliever, and his good command, deception, movement and savvy give him a chance to be a big leaguer.
25 423 Arizona Diamondbacks Phildrick Llewellyn C Trinity Christian Academy, Lake Worth, Fla. Fla. $125,000
26 424 Detroit Tigers Devon Travis 2B Florida State Fla. $200,000
27 425 Milwaukee Brewers Alan Sharkey 1B Coral Springs (Fla.) HS Fla.
28 426 Texas Rangers Sam Stafford LHP Texas Texas
29 427 New York Yankees James Pazos LHP 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.
30 428 Philadelphia Phillies Steven Golden OF San Lorenzo (Calif.) HS Calif. $100,000