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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 579 Houston Astros Austin Elkins 2B Dallas Baptist Texas
After slumping as a sophomore in 2011, Elkins got back on track with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League and has performed well in his draft year. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder hit .356/.439/.629 during the regular season, making consistent hard contact from both sides of the plate. He has average speed and good instincts on the basepaths and in the field.
2 580 Minnesota Twins Jonathan Murphy OF Jacksonville Fla.
3 581 Seattle Mariners Nate Koneski LHP Holy Cross Mass.
4 582 Baltimore Orioles Josh Hader LHP Old Mill HS, Millersville, Md. Md.
5 583 Kansas City Royals Andrew Triggs RHP Southern California Calif.
6 584 Chicago Cubs Damek Tomscha 3B Iowa Western CC Iowa
The most dangerous hitter on an Iowa Western team that made its sixth straight trip to the Junior College World Series, Tomscha batted .446 with nearly as many homers (15) as strikeouts (18) through the regional playoffs. He's a strong 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, though some scouts question whether the righthanded hitter will provide enough offense for third base when he faces better competition. He's a fringy runner but not a bad athlete, and he has improved defensively at the hot corner this spring. He has been clocked at 90-92 mph off the mound and 95 across the infield, and a number of clubs would like to try him on the mound, but he has had no interest in converting to the mound. Catching is another intriguing possibility. Drafted in the 50th round by the Phillies out of high school and in the 36th round last year by the Marlins, Tomscha will get selected again this June. If he doesn't turn pro, he'll transfer to Auburn.
7 585 San Diego Padres Christian Miller LHP Loganville (Ga.) HS Ga. $100,000
8 586 Pittsburgh Pirates Michael Petersen RHP St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. Calif.
9 587 Miami Marlins Cody Gunter 3B Flower Mound (Texas) HS Texas
Gunter entered the season as one of the better offensive prospects among Texas high schoolers. He still is, but scouts have taken more of a liking to him on the mound. He's still learning as a pitcher, but he shows the possibility for three solid offerings in his 90-92 mph fastball, slider and splitter. He's a good athlete with projection remaining in his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. Though he'll probably get drafted as a pitcher, he's also a lefthanded hitter who can produce for both average and power. He has the arm strength and agility to play a quality third base as well. If he doesn't turn pro, Gunter will attend Kansas State.
10 588 Colorado Rockies Kyle Newton 3B Florida Atlantic Fla.
11 589 Oakland Athletics Robert Martinez OF Quinones Medina HS, Yabucoa, P.R. P.R.
12 590 New York Mets Tyler Vanderheiden RHP Samford Ala.
13 591 Chicago White Sox Alex Williams 1B Louisiana Tech La.
14 592 Cincinnati Reds Austin Muehring RHP Palomar (Calif.) CC Calif.
15 593 Cleveland Indians Colyn O'Connell RHP Dunedin (Fla.) HS Fla.
16 594 Washington Nationals Bryan Lippincott 3B Concordia (Minn.) Minn.
17 595 Toronto Blue Jays Jorge Flores SS Central Arizona JC Ariz.
18 596 Los Angeles Dodgers Owen Jones RHP Portland Ore.
19 597 Los Angeles Angels Aaron Newcomb RHP Delta State (Miss.) Miss.
Newcomb was Delta State's leading winner in 2012, helping the team reach the Division II College World Series by going 11-4, 3.07. He throws strikes with a four-pitch mix that includes a fastball, cutter, changeup and curve. He's reached the 889-92 mph range with his heater, but most of the year the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder's velocity was down in the mid-to-upper 80s.
20 598 San Francisco Giants Randy Zeigler LHP 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.
21 599 Atlanta Braves Levi Hyams 2B Georgia Ga.
22 600 St. Louis Cardinals Steven Gallardo RHP Long Beach CC Calif.
23 601 Boston Red Sox Iseha Conklin SS Iowa Western CC Iowa $100,000
24 602 Tampa Bay Rays Miguel Beltran 1B Oklahoma City Okla.
25 603 Arizona Diamondbacks R.J. Hively RHP Mississippi Miss.
Hively is a fifth-year senior who started his college career at Cal State Fullerton, taking a redshirt year and then missing a year with a back injury. The 23-year-old righthander lacks a plus pitch, though he can throw his four-seamer, two-seamer and cutter to all four parts of the strike zone.
26 604 Detroit Tigers Will Clinard RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
Vanderbilt's strong finish helped get Clinard into more games; the team's closer early in the year struggled with inconsistent work as the team struggled. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior has two solid-average pitches, with a fastball that at times is a tick above at 90-93 mph and a solid, sweepy slider. Clinard has made just three starts in three seasons and hasn't commanded the strike zone enough as a reliever to show that he merits a shot at it, but he also has a fresh arm and 129 career strikeouts in 132 innings. He could be a tough sign as a Vanderbilt junior.
27 605 Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Garmendia 3B South Miami HS Fla.
28 606 Texas Rangers Tyler Smith RHP South Carolina-Sumter JC S.C. $135,000
Smith has a good pitcher's frame at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds and the arm strength to match. He sits in the low 90s and touches 95 mph with his fastball. He also mixes in a slider, but he still needs to develop the pitch more. He has a rough delivery and profiles as a reliever. Committed to attend Tennessee next year, Smith was 10-1, 1.13 with 102 strikeouts and 35 walks in 80 innings this season.
29 607 New York Yankees Dietrich Enns LHP Central Michigan Mich.
30 608 Philadelphia Phillies Tim Carver SS Arkansas Ark.