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1 789 Houston Astros C.J. Hinojosa SS Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas Texas
Hinojosa planned to graduate early from high school last winter so he could enroll at Texas and become the Longhorns' starting shortstop this spring. But his academic load became overwhelming, so he opted to graduate with his class in June. Hinojosa has one plus tool: his righthanded bat. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder has a quick bat and sees pitches well, allowing him to drive the ball to all fields with good pop for a middle infielder. His average speed and solid arm play up because of his instincts, which give him a chance to stick at shortstop in pro ball. He makes all the plays and would have pushed projected first-rounder Gavin Cecchini to second base on the U.S. 18-and-under team last summer had Hinojosa not injured his non-throwing shoulder. Scouts still don't think any team will be able to sign him away from Texas. They also were disappointed that he let his 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame get a little soft this year, though that didn't stop him from playing well before he had surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder in April.
2 790 Minnesota Twins Justin Jones LHP California Calif.
Jones was a seventh-round pick in 2009 out of high school by the White Sox and had a solid freshman year and an excellent sophomore campaign. He has a lanky, 6-foot-2, 188-pound build. But after not pitching in the fall because of a forearm strain, he's been a bit off this spring, going 4-8, 4.40 with just 46 strikeouts over 78 innings and the Bears' coaching staff is throwing him on Sundays. There's more effort to his delivery this year than there has been in the past and he's not pitching with as much poise, either. His fastball velocity fluctuates, sometimes in it's usual 88-91 mph range, while other times it will be in the mid-80s. He'll still flash an above-average curveball, which was his bread and butter, though the pitch has gone backwards this season and he's not throwing it with the consistency he used to. Jones has shown a good changeup in the past and added a cutter to his repertoire this year. He's been pitching backwards a lot and some scouts believe when he gets back to pitching off his fastball that he'll return to being the pitcher he was in high school and earlier in his career at Cal.
3 791 Seattle Mariners Aaron Brooks RHP Edmonds (Wash.) CC Wash.
4 792 Baltimore Orioles Lucas Herbst OF Santa Clara Calif.
Herbst, a senior, doesn't have teammate Pat Stover's physicality or power, but he's a lefthanded hitter with more speed and a better track record for hitting. Herbst is 6 feet and 183 pounds and is an excellent athlete. He's dealt with a sore hamstring this year, but has shown plus speed in the past, running a 6.6-second 60-yard dash on scout day. Herbst is a solid defender with the above-average arm needed for right field, though he could fill in in center. Herbst has a compact lefthanded swing with gap power. He gets pull happy, as he struggles to go the other way, but has some bat speed and stays on breaking balls.
5 793 Kansas City Royals Mark Donato 1B Indian River (Fla.) JC Fla.
6 794 Chicago Cubs Jasvir Rakkar RHP Stony Brook N.Y.
7 795 San Diego Padres Brandon Alger LHP Indiana Tech Ind.
8 796 Pittsburgh Pirates Jimmy Rider SS Kent State Ohio
9 797 Miami Marlins Seth Grant RHP Appalachian State N.C.
10 798 Colorado Rockies Adam Paulencu RHP Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Fla.
11 799 Oakland Athletics Lee Sosa RHP Binghamton N.Y.
12 800 New York Mets Chris Shaw 1B Lexington (Mass.) HS Mass.
Scouts are intrigued by Shaw's raw power, but he is limited to first base and there are too many questions about his bat for him to be bought out of his Boston College commitment.
13 801 Chicago White Sox Zach Toney LHP Austin Peay State Tenn.
Toney is Austin Peay State's ace and led the team to its second straight Ohio Valley Conference title. He had been a fastball/changeup lefty in the past, with an 88-91 mph fastball that bumps 92 and the occasional split-finger fastball, and this year he improved his curveball to make it a fringe-average. Toney doesn't give in to hitters, leading to 44 walks in 87 innings.
14 802 Cincinnati Reds Chase Rezac RHP Southern Utah Utah
15 803 Cleveland Indians Justin Garza RHP Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif. Calif.
Undersized at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, Garza attracted minimal interest from scouts and colleges until signing with Cal State Fullerton toward the end of the recruiting cycle. He raised his profile by showing some of the best stuff at the Southern California Invitational in February, and over the course of the spring scouts began to view him as a bona fide top-five-rounds prospect despite his lack of physicality. Garza has electric arm speed and an easy arm action. He isn't afraid to pitch inside with a 90-94 mph fastball that he commands well. His curveball projects as an average or slightly better pitch, and he has been tinkering with an 84-87 mph slider/cutter that scouts are intrigued by. He also has the makings of an average changeup. Scouts won't be as content to let him head to Fullerton as they would have been six months ago.
16 804 Washington Nationals Skye Bolt OF Holy Innocents' HS, Atlanta Ga.
A North Carolina recruit, Bolt has some rawness and projection in his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. Some scouts consider Bolt too flashy for his own good and see him as more of a workout star than a polished player. He'll turn in 6.6-second times in workouts but his plus speed doesn't always translate to the basepaths. His defense in center field might be his best present tool. He's a switch-hitter who needs to add strength and consistency to his swing from both sides of the plate. Area scouts indicated Bolt was going to be a tough sign.
17 805 Toronto Blue Jays Nathan DeSouza OF Drury HS, Milton, Ont. Ontario $100,000
DeSouza has a lot of whip to his lefthanded swing and has no problem catching up to quality fastballs. He hit a home run off Carson Fulmer in Florida last fall and performed well against pro competition with wood bats this spring. He has a muscular, 6-foot, 185-pound frame, and teams that believe in him are buying the bat. He could be an average hitter with solid-average power potential, and all his other tools are fringy. DeSouza missed time this spring with a back injury, and he is considered signable away from his commitment to Connors State (Okla.) JC.
18 806 Los Angeles Dodgers Jordan Parr 1B Illinois Ill.
19 807 Los Angeles Angels Tyler DeLoach LHP UNC Wilmington N.C.
20 808 San Francisco Giants Mason McVay LHP Florida International Fla.
The 6-foot-7, 240-pound McVay made a successful transition to starting from the Florida International bullpen in 2012, posting a 3.36 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 64 innings. That showed needed durability for the Tommy John surgery alumnus, who hit 94 mph last year as a reliever and sat in the 87-90 mph range this spring. He has fringy secondary pitches and lacks the control (41 walks) to stick in a rotation long-term, but his size and arm strength are assets.
21 809 Atlanta Braves Trenton Moses 3B Southeast Missouri State Mo.
22 810 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Sabatino LHP Notre Dame Ind.
23 811 Boston Red Sox Jake Nelson RHP Lake Stevens (Wash.) HS Wash.
24 812 Tampa Bay Rays Jason Wilson RHP Western Oregon Ore.
25 813 Arizona Diamondbacks Chris Capper RHP Brigham Young Utah
Capper went 3-6, 2.97 for Brigham Young this year with 50 strikeouts and 21 walks over 67 innings. He has some effort in his delivery, tops out at 92 mph and mixes in a slurvy breaking ball for an out pitch. Scouts think his stuff could play up out of the bullpen in pro ball.
26 814 Detroit Tigers Rashad Brown OF Westlake HS, Atlanta Ga.
Brown switched schools as a senior, leaving Douglas County High for Westlake. He has a toolsy profile as a lefthanded hitter with speed to burn in center field, and at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, he has room to add strength. He'll need it because his bat is light at this stage, with inconsistent contact being the biggest problem.
27 815 Milwaukee Brewers Mark McCoy LHP Barnegat (N.J.) HS N.J.
An athletic lefty who also played football and basketball for two years in high school, McCoy sits 86-90 mph and shows an average changeup and curveball. He's about 6 feet tall, which lessens his angle to the plate.
28 816 Texas Rangers Austen Thrailkill LHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
29 817 New York Yankees Charlie Haslup RHP Maryland Md.
Haslup has good size at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and he can sit in the low 90s with his fastball. He has a decent slider, though it's not a plus pitch by any means. He'll need to work on his command. In 44 innings he struck out 44 and walked 20 while allowing 44 hits.
30 818 Philadelphia Phillies Evan Van Hoosier 2B Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nev. Nev.