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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 429 Houston Astros Joe Sclafani SS Dartmouth N.H.
2 430 Minnesota Twins Jake Proctor OF Cincinnati Ohio
Proctor reminds scouts of former Louisville outfielder Josh Richmond, his former teammate at Oak Hills High in Cincinnati and a 12th-round pick of the Rangers in 2010. The two look alike and have similar builds and athleticism. Both also got hurt in their draft year, as Richmond had a hand injury and Proctor tore the meniscus in his left knee in late April. Arthroscopic surgery ended his season but won't prevent him from getting drafted. The 6-foot-2, 221-pounder's best tool is his plus-plus speed, though he could do a better job of using it. He has a lot of moving parts in his swing and doesn't control the strike zone, so he doesn't get on base or tap into his plus raw power as much as he should. He also doesn't take direct routes on flyballs in center field, though he does have a strong arm.
3 431 Seattle Mariners Brock Hebert SS Southeastern Louisiana La.
Hebert was the Southland Conference's best infielder as a spry second baseman who might have enough arm strength for shortstop. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has fine athletic ability and above-average speed to go with plate discipline and excellent instincts. He's a premium, aggressive baserunner who ranked fifth in Division I in steals. Hebert has played second base for three seasons, but scouts want to see if he can handle shortstop. He'll never hit too many home runs with his short, level swing, but he's a line-drive machine with 21 doubles, peppering the gaps.
4 432 Baltimore Orioles Sean McAdams RHP Cardinal Mooney HS, Sarasota, Fla. Fla. $100,000
5 433 Kansas City Royals Parker Morin C Utah Utah
Morin was an iron man this year, starting all of Utah's 56 games, including 43 behind the plate, and led the team in batting (.314). Yet his best attribute is his defense. He's a quality receiver with average arm strength and solid leadership. He shows good hand-eye coordination in his lefthanded swing, but not a lot of juice, so he'll be mainly a singles hitter at the next level. Overall, he profiles as a backup in pro ball, and Utah expects him back for his senior season.
6 434 Chicago Cubs Corbin Hoffner RHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla. $100,000
7 435 San Diego Padres Andrew Sopko RHP Loyola Sacred Heart HS, Missoula, Mont. Mont.
Sopko has been tough to see this spring because Montana doesn't have high school baseball. He's been throwing bullpens, but his velocity was down in the 86-88 mph range. He shows some feel for pitching with a mid-70s curveball and a low-80s changeup, but he'll probably end up at Gonzaga after pitching for the Bend Elks in the West Coast League this summer.
8 436 Pittsburgh Pirates Walker Buehler RHP Clay HS, Lexington, Ky. Ky.
Kentucky had its best-ever high school class in 2008, with four players who ranked among Baseball America's top 75 prospects and were led by Robbie Ross, now in the big leagues with the Rangers. After lacking any comparable prep talents in the next three drafts, the Bluegrass State is fruitful once again. Buehler belongs in the first two rounds this year and Woodford County High (Versailles) righthander Colton Hollon could be the first high school player drafted in 2013. The pair matched up in a May 1 game shortened by rain, with Buehler touching 94 mph with his fastball and Hollon topping him at 96. Buehler shows the potential for three plus pitches. At his best, he deals at 90-94 mph with his fastball, devastates hitters with an 80-81 mph curveball and confounds them with a sinking changeup. He's still skinny at 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, so there are days when his fastball sits at 86-91 mph and his secondary pitches aren't as crisp. That leads some scouts to wonder how well he'll be able to maintain his stuff with an increased workload in pro ball, though they love his smooth arm action and polish. Though Buehler is a good student who has committed to Vanderbilt, teams believe he may be signable if drafted in the first couple of rounds.
9 437 Miami Marlins Michael Vaughn C Fresno Pacific Calif.
Vaughn is a quadruplet and his uncle, Shawn Gilbert, spent 17 years in pro ball, including parts of three seasons in the big leagues. Vaughn has a solid frame at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds and shows average receiving skills and above-average arm strength behind the plate. He has a wristy swing with some power and his bat profiles better for power than pure average. He started off the season hot, but his timing and pitch recognition were off a little after he broke his hamate bone. Vaughn is a hard-worker who calls his own game. In a year thin on catchers, Vaughn could be drafted in a good spot because of his ability to stay behind the plate and intriguing power potential.
10 438 Colorado Rockies Shane Broyles RHP Texas Tech Texas
11 439 Oakland Athletics Austin House RHP New Mexico N.M.
House was a 25th-round pick by the Red Sox out of high school, and he has been a bit of an enigma for scouts in college. He has a great build at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, but had an up-and-down year for the Lobos. Sometimes scouts saw him touching 93 mph, while others he was in the mid-80s. House also has a tendency to change arm slots during games. He has a good changeup and slider and sometimes pitched backward this year. He could profile as a back-of-the-rotation starter with improved command, but a team may move him to the bullpen and see if his velocity plays up in that role. A team that believes in his size and stuff could take House as high as the seventh round.
12 440 New York Mets Chris Flexen RHP Newark (Calif.) Memorial HS Calif. $374,400
Still just 17 years old, Flexen already has an impressive body at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. He sits in the 90-91 mph range and tops out at 93 mph. Mostly a two-pitch guy right now, he scrapped his curveball in favor of a slider this spring and it shows flashes of being a plus pitch with nasty life at times. Flexen has some effort to his delivery and scouts say his arm action could be smoothed out, but they love his competitive fire on the mound. Flexen could be pushed up draft boards because it will likely take second-round money to buy him away from his Arizona State commitment.
13 441 Chicago White Sox Tony Bucciferro RHP Michigan State Mich.
Bucciferro has been a reliable starter for four years at Michigan State, ranking first in Spartans history in starts (54) and innings (367), second in strikeouts (269) and third in wins (26) after the Big Ten Conference tournament. He's somewhat similar to righthander Kurt Wunderlich, a 20th-round pick by the Athletics as a senior last year, but Buccifero has a better body and pitchability. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder throws strikes with all of his pitches: a fastball with life that operates at 87-88 mph and touches 91, a slider that elicits swings and misses and a changeup that keeps hitters off balance. He'll also mix in a curveball at times.
14 442 Cincinnati Reds Luke Moran RHP Grayson County (Texas) CC Texas $125,000
Like McLennan righthander Eric Brooks, Moran started his college career at Houston before transferring and becoming one of Texas' top juco prospects. While he had more success as a hitter (.367/.465/.511) than as a pitcher (6-4, 4.36, 84 strikeouts in 74 innings) this spring, his pro future is definitely on the mound. He uses his strong 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame to generate fastballs that sit at 88-92 mph and touch 94. He's still working on refining a breaking ball, as he uses both a loopy curveball and a cutter/slider. He has committed to Oklahoma State for 2013.
15 443 Cleveland Indians Scott Peoples RHP Western Oklahoma State JC Okla.
16 444 Washington Nationals Jordan Poole RHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
17 445 Toronto Blue Jays Zak Wasilewski LHP Tazewell (Va.) HS Va. $100,000
18 446 Los Angeles Dodgers Matthew Reckling RHP Rice Texas
Rice produced the first college senior drafted last year in lefthander Tony Cingrani, who went in the third round to the Reds. Reckling should be one of the first seniors to go this year, after turning down the Indians as a 22nd-round pick last summer. Scouts knew he'd be a tough sign because he's a good student and he comes from a wealthy family--Rice's stadium is named after his grandparents. Reckling didn't start pitching until his final year of high school and wasn't effective in college until the Owls eliminated the recoil in his delivery last year. He has won more games this year (eighth through mid-May) than he totaled in his first three seasons (seven) while averaging 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder sits at 88-92 mph with his fastball as a starter, and he has jumped as high as 97 mph as a reliever. His spike curveball shows flashes of being a plus pitch, and most scouts think he profiles best as a two-pitch reliever. Reckling's control and command have improved but don't project to be better than average, and his changeup is a mediocre third offering. Scouts don't believe his low-elbow delivery is conducive to starting in the long term.
19 447 Los Angeles Angels Sherman Johnson 3B Florida State Fla.
20 448 San Francisco Giants Tyler Hollick OF Chandler-Gilbert (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
Hollick, an Alberta native, put up video game numbers on his way to being named the region's junior college player of the year. Over 162 at-bats he hit .475/.605/.636 with seven doubles, eight triples and one home run. He drew 52 walks and stole 61 bases. Hollick has a 6-foot-1, 185 pound frame and came to Chandler-Gilbert as a pitcher and a second baseman. The Coyotes moved him to center field. He is an above-average runner, but his calling card is his lefthanded bat. He has a short, compact swing and always puts together quality at-bats. He's a gap-to-gap leadoff type, and some teams are interested in moving him back to second base. He is committed to Ohio State.
21 449 Atlanta Braves Tyler Tewell C Appalachian State N.C.
22 450 St. Louis Cardinals Anthony Melchionda SS Boston College Mass.
23 451 Boston Red Sox Dylan Chavez LHP 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.
24 452 Tampa Bay Rays Chris Kirsch LHP 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.
25 453 Arizona Diamondbacks Derrick Stultz RHP South Florida Fla.
26 454 Detroit Tigers Hunter Scantling RHP Florida State Fla.
27 455 Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Gibbard RHP Lynn (Fla.) Fla.
Lynn righty Ryan Gibbard had a productive spring; he throws three pitches for strikes, led by a fastball that has touched 93.
28 456 Texas Rangers Kwinton Smith OF Dillon (S.C.) HS S.C.
29 457 New York Yankees Andrew Benak RHP Rice Texas $100,000
30 458 Philadelphia Phillies Ricky Bielski RHP Servite HS, Anaheim Calif. $100,000