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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 729 Houston Astros Pat Blair SS Wake Forest N.C.
2 730 Minnesota Twins Jose Favela C Franklin (Texas) HS Texas
3 731 Seattle Mariners Matt Vedo RHP UC Santa Barbara Calif.
4 732 Baltimore Orioles Tommy Richards 2B Washington State Wash.
5 733 Kansas City Royals Beau Maggi C Arizona State Ariz. $100,000
6 734 Chicago Cubs Jameson Fisher C Zachary (La.) HS La.
7 735 San Diego Padres Chris Nunn LHP Lipscomb Tenn.
8 736 Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Gaffney OF Stanford Calif.
Stanford has always been accommodating to two-sport athletes and Gaffney is a backup running back on the Cardinal football team who rushed for 449 yards last season over 74 carries with seven touchdowns. His future, however, is as an outfielder and some scouts prefer Gaffney to his teammate Jake Stewart. At 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, Gaffney has a wide, muscular build because of football, so there is some tightness and stiffness to his game. A career .299/.406/.424 hitter at Stanford, Gaffney has good patience at the plate. Despite his strength, he profiles as a line-drive, gap-to-gap hitter, which makes him a little tough to profile as an everyday corner outfielder. He could become a solid fourth outfielder.
9 737 Miami Marlins Matt Juengel 3B Texas A&M Texas
10 738 Colorado Rockies Mike Mason LHP Marshall W.Va.
11 739 Oakland Athletics Kayvon Bahramzadeh RHP Kansas State Kan.
12 740 New York Mets Andrew Massie RHP Dyer County (Tenn.) HS Tenn. $100,000
13 741 Chicago White Sox Eric Grabe 2B Tampa Fla.
14 742 Cincinnati Reds Mike Saunders RHP Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) Mich.
Saunders has an 88-92 mph fastball and a decent curveball, and he knows how to use them. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder ranked second in NCAA Division II this spring with a school-record 1.23 ERA. He should be the fourth Saginaw Valley State player ever drafted and the first since 1996, with a chance to beat Thomas Merkle (17th round, 1980) as the program's highest selection ever.
15 743 Cleveland Indians Walker White RHP South Georgia JC Ga.
16 744 Washington Nationals Austin Dicharry RHP Texas Texas
17 745 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Rose RHP Palm Bay (Fla.) HS Fla.
18 746 Los Angeles Dodgers Paul Hoenecke 1B Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wis.
19 747 Los Angeles Angels Garrett Bush RHP Flagler (Fla.) Fla.
20 748 San Francisco Giants Andrew Cain OF UNC Wilmington N.C.
21 749 Atlanta Braves Mike Flores RHP Grossmont (Calif.) JC Calif.
22 750 St. Louis Cardinals Lee Stoppelman LHP Central Missouri Mo.
23 751 Boston Red Sox Keaton Briscoe 2B British Columbia British Columbia
24 752 Tampa Bay Rays Daniel Duran 3B Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
25 753 Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Ginther 3B Oklahoma State Okla.
When Ginther came out of Jenks (Okla.) HS in 2009, scouts projected him as a future top-three-rounds pick. Four years later, they still like his athleticism and arm strength but wonder if he'll hit enough to make an impact against pro competition. After totaling 22 homers in 2010-11, he hit just five this spring. He has size (6-foot-2, 199 pounds) and strength but undermines his righthanded power potential by being too aggressive at the plate. He has struggled with wood bats in summer competition as well. A quarterback who led Jenks to two state 6-A football titles, he moves well at third base. A 48th-round pick by the Phillies out of high school and a 14th-rounder by the White Sox last year, he'll get drafted for a third time as a senior.
26 754 Detroit Tigers Nick Carmichael RHP Palomar (Calif.) JC Calif.
27 755 Milwaukee Brewers Michael Turay C Cal State Stanislaus Calif.
28 756 Texas Rangers Chase Mullins LHP Bourbon County HS, Paris, Ky. Ky.
After three years at Kentucky, Alex Meyer matured into a first-round pick in the 2012 draft. Mullins has a similar build (6-foot-9, 250 pounds) and potentially could do the same, and as a bonus he's lefthanded. He's still learning how to pitch and to control his big frame, so he probably won't get drafted high enough to lure him away from the Wildcats. At his best, Mullins will show a 90-92 mph fastball and a plus curveball, but he often works at 87-90 and lacks trustworthy secondary pitches and control. He does have clean arm action for such a big pitcher, adding hope that he'll figure everything out.
29 757 New York Yankees Jose Mesa Jr. RHP Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. Fla. $100,000
Physical righty Jose Mesa Jr. is already 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and lacks body control but does have some power in his average fastball, which features some cut and run.
30 758 Philadelphia Phillies Chad Carman C Oklahoma City Okla.