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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 759 Houston Astros Ryan Dineen SS Eastern Illinois Ill.
2 760 Minnesota Twins Joel Licon SS Orange Coast (Calif.) CC Calif.
3 761 Seattle Mariners Mark Bordonaro RHP Fairfield Conn.
A 6-foot, 165-pound right-hander, Bordonaro profiles as a reliever and can get his fastball up to the mid-90s. He has effort to his delivery and his secondary stuff is inconsistent, but it's average at times.
4 762 Baltimore Orioles Creede Simpson 2B Auburn S.C.
Simpson moved from the outfield to second base this season, then threw out a runner at the plate when the Tigers moved him back to right field for a game. His lack of selectivity hinders his offensive ceiling. If he adds plate discipline to improve his offensive profile, he would be an interesting prospect. He's a plus runner with arm strength and athleticism.
5 763 Kansas City Royals Matt Tenuta LHP Apex (N.C.) HS N.C. $100,000
6 764 Chicago Cubs Rhett Wiseman OF Buckingham Browne & Nichols HS, Cambridge, Mass. Mass.
Wiseman caught the eye of scouts on the showcase circuit last summer with his premium bat speed and athleticism, but he's far from a finished product. He stands at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with a chiseled physique, and he's a tireless worker with exceptional makeup. While scouts love his athleticism and raw tools, he swings and misses too often. He hasn't dominated against modest competition this spring, and he still has a lot to learn. He has made adjustments to his stance by adopting a wider base and putting more weight on his back leg, but he needs to learn to use the whole field and keep his body under control. He is a plus runner and should be a legitimate center fielder. He has a below-average arm now, but his motion is awkward so it could get straightened out with better instruction. He served as class president, excelled at an academically rigorous high school and is committed to Vanderbilt, so he figures to be a tough sign if he doesn't go in the top two rounds.
7 765 San Diego Padres Corey Kimber RHP Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C. N.C. $120,000
8 766 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Smith LHP Wichita State Kan.
9 767 Miami Marlins Dane Stone RHP St. Thomas (Fla.) Fla.
10 768 Colorado Rockies Alec Mehrten SS Fresno Pacific Calif.
11 769 Oakland Athletics Derek Hansen RHP/3B Augustana (S.D.) S.D.
12 770 New York Mets Leon Byrd SS Cy-Ranch HS, Cypress, Texas Texas
13 771 Chicago White Sox Storm Throne RHP Morningside (Iowa) Iowa
Iowa's best four-year college prospect hails from Morningside, which hasn't had a player drafted since future big leaguer Kory DeHaan in 1997 but can boast a 166-game winner in the major leagues (Paul Splittorff) and a No. 4 overall pick (Mike King). The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Throne doubles as a center on the Mustangs' basketball team and averaged 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season. He doesn't have a lot of baseball experience, but he's huge and his athleticism gives him a chance to figure pitching out. Scouts heard rumors that he touched 97 mph last fall but saw him work at 88-93 mph this spring. His curveball, changeup and command all need considerable refinement. He's a quality student who may not just jump at a chance to sign as a junior.
14 772 Cincinnati Reds Sean Lucas LHP Albany N.Y.
15 773 Cleveland Indians Cameron Cox RHP Weatherford (Texas) JC Texas
While scouts hold Weatherford teammate Jacob Stone in higher regard because he has better stuff, Cox has more projection remaining in his 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. He has a promising three-pitch mix in an 88-91 mph fastball that should pick up more velocity as he adds strength, a curveball that has its moments when he stays on top of it and a solid changeup. He'll need to smooth out his delivery.
16 774 Washington Nationals Freddy Avis RHP Menlo School, Atherton, Calif. Calif.
Avis attends the same high school that produced Stanford infielder Kenny Diekroeger and is set to also attend Stanford, which is just 10 minutes away from his high school campus. Avis has a well-proportioned build and an athletic, balanced delivery. He was rusty early in the season, having jumped straight from basketball to baseball, but at his best he shows good arm speed and throws a fastball in the low to mid-90s from a three-quarters arm slot. Avis mixes in a mid-70s curveball that shows potential but needs more consistency, and an occasional changeup. When he's not pitching, Avis plays shortstop, and some scouts like his swing from the left side of the plate, but he'd likely give that up if he heads to college--which most scouts regard as likely. He is considered a very difficult sign. Avis is also a talented musician.
17 775 Toronto Blue Jays Jason Leblebijian SS Bradley Ill.
18 776 Los Angeles Dodgers Danny Coulombe LHP Texas Tech Texas
19 777 Los Angeles Angels Kyle Johnson OF Washington State Wash.
20 778 San Francisco Giants Sam Eberle 3B/C Jacksonville State Ala.
21 779 Atlanta Braves Brandon Rohde LHP Central Washington Wash.
22 780 St. Louis Cardinals Dixon Llorens RHP Miami Dade JC Fla.
Miami-Dade had bigger pitchers with past expectations, such as former Top 200 talent Michael Heller (a Florida transfer) and righty Tyler Bodwitch, but the 5-foot-9 Llorens teamed with Myles Smith to give the Sharks a solid one-two rotation punch. A South Carolina recruit, Llorens lacks size but battles hitters with a low-90s fastball and good, hard slider. Both rate as 50 pitches on the 20-80 scale thanks to his control and bulldog approach. He'll be a contributor for the Gamecocks unless a team takes him fairly early this spring.
23 781 Boston Red Sox Khiry Cooper OF Nebraska Neb.
24 782 Tampa Bay Rays Jordan Harrison LHP Louisiana-Lafayette La.
25 783 Arizona Diamondbacks Vince Spilker RHP Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
26 784 Detroit Tigers Jared Reaves SS Alabama Ala.
27 785 Milwaukee Brewers Lance Roenicke OF UC Santa Barbara Calif.
28 786 Texas Rangers Gabriel Roa SS Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC Ill.
29 787 New York Yankees Ty Moore OF Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. Calif.
Scouts love Moore's on-field and off-field makeup as well as his penchant for performing on the big stage, like when he starred this spring at the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C. He has an unorthodox setup and swing, with a circular bat waggle and a double toe-tap, but he still manages to get the barrel on the ball consistently. He has a chance to hit for average if he can simplify his mechanics and timing. His best tool is his raw power, which rates as average to plus. The rest of his tools are lacking. He is close to a 20 runner with poor defensive skills and throwing ability from the outfield, though he does have some raw arm strength and reaches 88 mph off the mound. Moore has a chance to become a bat-only big leaguer in the Allen Craig mold, but scouts think he will be difficult to sign away from a UCLA commitment.
30 788 Philadelphia Phillies Brennan Henry LHP Northeastern (Colo.) JC Colo.