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1 699 Houston Astros Travis Ballew RHP Texas State Texas
The Southland Conference pitcher of the year after leading the league in wins (11) and strikeouts (119 in 102 innings) in his first year as a starter, Ballew is a little guy with big stuff. The 6-foot, 160-pounder pairs an 89-94 mph fastball with a hard slider. Though he does a good job of throwing strikes, his size and the effort in his delivery lead scouts to project him as a pro reliever who could have two plus pitches.
2 700 Minnesota Twins Travis Huber RHP Nebraska Neb.
Huber is a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder with a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 95. He gets hit more than someone with that velocity should because he relies heavily on his fastball and his command wavers. Though he flashes a hard slider and show some feel for a changeup, he profiles as a reliever. He missed a month this spring with shoulder soreness. The Marlins selected Huber in each of the last two drafts out of the JC of Southern Idaho, in the 47th round in 2010 and in the 39th last year.
3 701 Seattle Mariners Levi Dean RHP Tennessee Wesleyan Tenn.
4 702 Baltimore Orioles Gene Escat RHP Fresno State Calif.
5 703 Kansas City Royals Kevin Allen RHP Texas Christian Texas
6 704 Chicago Cubs Jake Drossner LHP 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.
7 705 San Diego Padres Chris O'Dowd C Dartmouth N.H.
8 706 Pittsburgh Pirates Lance Breedlove RHP Purdue Ind.
9 707 Miami Marlins Cameron Flynn OF Kentucky Ky.
10 708 Colorado Rockies Andrew Brown RHP Akron Ohio
11 709 Oakland Athletics Tucker Healy RHP Ithaca (N.Y.) N.Y.
12 710 New York Mets Connor Baits RHP Point Loma HS, San Diego Calif.
Baits has a big 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame and has flashed intriguing arm strength at times, touching 93-94 mph on the showcase circuit and in scout ball last year. He hasn't shown that kind of velocity this spring, working more in the 86-90 mph range with a decent hard slurve at 77-79 and a fair changeup at 82-83. Scouts have expressed concerns over his ability to maintain a funky delivery and arm action, leading some to believe he profiles as a reliever, where his aggressive approach would be an asset. Baits is committed to UC Santa Barbara but could be drafted as high as the fifth round.
13 711 Chicago White Sox Kale Kiser OF Nebraska Neb.
14 712 Cincinnati Reds Daniel Sweet OF Northwest Rankin HS, Brandon, Miss. Miss.
15 713 Cleveland Indians Richard Stock C/1B Nebraska Neb.
Drafted as a catcher in the 45th round out of high school three years ago by the Brewers, Stock hurt his shoulder as a freshman at Southern California. He did little catching for the Trojans or in 2011 at Pierce (Calif.) JC, but he had enough action behind the plate this year at Nebraska to pique the interest of scouts. He has more than enough arm strength to catch but would have to improve his receiving and footwork. If he can pull that off, he'd have much more value than he does as a first baseman. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder offers lefthanded power and makes consistent contact, but scouts don't envision him providing enough offense at first base. The Cardinals drafted his brother Robert in 2009 and converted him from catcher to pitcher this year.
16 714 Washington Nationals Casey Selsor LHP Texas-San Antonio Texas
17 715 Toronto Blue Jays Trey Pascazi SS East Rochester (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
18 716 Los Angeles Dodgers Lindsey Caughel RHP Stetson Fla.
19 717 Los Angeles Angels Mike Snyder 3B Florida Southern Fla.
Florida Southern's Mike Snyder impresses for his plus-plus power, but the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder lacks agility and is a tough defensive fit.
20 718 San Francisco Giants Drew Leenhouts LHP Northeastern Mass.
21 719 Atlanta Braves Kevin McKague RHP Army N.Y.
Before an injury, McKague sat in the mid-90s out of the bullpen with a high-80s slider. Army has had to slowly work him back on the mound and he was sitting 88-91 mph this spring and was 1-0, 1.46 with 15 strikeouts, seven walks and five saves in 11 appearances (12 innings). He was also a force in the lineup, hitting .389/.487/.553 in 190 at-bats. He is a fifth-year senior and already 23 years old.
22 720 St. Louis Cardinals Tate Matheny OF Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis Mo.
23 721 Boston Red Sox Brandon Magee OF Arizona State Ariz.
24 722 Tampa Bay Rays Reid Redman 3B Texas Tech Texas
25 723 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Dermody LHP Iowa Iowa
26 724 Detroit Tigers Drew Harrison RHP Oklahoma Okla.
27 725 Milwaukee Brewers Paul Eshleman C Cal State San Bernardino Calif.
28 726 Texas Rangers Coby Cowgill RHP Virginia Military Institute Va.
29 727 New York Yankees Vincent Jackson OF Luella HS, McDonough, Ga. Ga.
Jackson has earned comparisons to Domonic Brown, the Phillies prospect who is also out of metro Atlanta. Like Brown, Jackson is a raw, lean, tall, lefthanded-hitting outfielder, standing at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds. Jackson isn't as raw as Brown was coming out of high school, in part because he has focused on baseball, yet he remains far from his ceiling. He might make a quicker impact for Tennessee on the mound because he throws a lot of strikes, but his 84-88 mph fastball doesn't excite scouts as much as his raw power and hitting ability. Scouts that like Jackson are projecting on the bat based on his hand-eye coordination. His swing is long, like his arms and body, yet he makes hard contact and could develop impressive power with improved hitting mechanics. Just an average athlete, Jackson has average speed and arm strength. Most scouts see him as a corner outfielder down the line, and may choose to take a run at him after three seasons at Tennessee.
30 728 Philadelphia Phillies Geoff Broussard RHP Cal Poly Pomona Calif.