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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 819 Houston Astros Tanner Mathis OF Mississippi Miss.
Mathis is the opposite of teammate Zack Kirksey. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder has a feel for the barrel and is a consistent hitter with excellent command of the strike zone and solid baseball instincts on the basepaths and in center field. Mathis has no home run power in his slap approach and doesn't run as well as a similar player, former Ole Miss leadoff man Jordan Henry.
2 820 Minnesota Twins Jerad Grundy LHP Kentucky Ky.
Grundy pitched sparingly at Miami in 2010 before transferring to Heartland (Ill.) CC last year and moving on to Kentucky this spring. He's attractive as a lefthander who can maintain a 90-91 mph for five innings, though he hasn't topped out at 94 this season as often as he has in the past. He has added some fastball life, and he still gets swings and misses with his slider. Grundy has improved his sinking changeup to give him an effective third pitch, but most scouts think he'll be a pro reliever because he's not big (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and has a lot of effort in his delivery. His command and feel for pitching are average at best.
3 821 Seattle Mariners Blake Holovach LHP Missouri Mo.
4 822 Baltimore Orioles Anthony Caronia SS Tampa Fla.
5 823 Kansas City Royals Ashton Goudeau RHP Maple Woods (Mo.) CC Mo.
6 824 Chicago Cubs Tyler Bremer RHP Baylor Texas
7 825 San Diego Padres Goose Kallunki 1B Utah Valley Utah
8 826 Pittsburgh Pirates Jake Johansen RHP Dallas Baptist Texas
From a physical standpoint, few college pitchers stand out like Johansen. He's a 6-foot-6, 216-pounder who works at 93-95 mph and peaks at 97 with a fastball that features armside run. At times, he'll show a sharp slider with late life that makes batters look silly if they try to sit on his fastball. Johansen redshirted in his first season at Dallas Baptist because he wasn't ready to pitch against Division-I competition, and he's still figuring out how to control his big body and his pitches. Command difficulties scrapped the Patriots' plans to use him as a starter this spring and limit him to a reliever profile in pro ball. If he can add some polish, however, he has the stuff to pitch in the late innings.
9 827 Miami Marlins Justin Jackson RHP Sam Houston State Texas
10 828 Colorado Rockies Matt Flemer RHP California Calif.
11 829 Oakland Athletics Ryan Mathews OF North Carolina State N.C.
Mathews needed four years and four schools--Florida, Western Carolina, Santa Fe (Fla.) JC, and N.C. State--to finally break through and put some results together with his tools. A first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference choice, he ranked third in the league in home runs with 14 (after hitting 15 last summer in the Coastal Plain League) and second in slugging at .628. He generates good bat speed with a whippy, wristy swing. He's also an above-average runner. His below-average instincts mitigate his tools and athletic ability, especially on defense. He was frequently used as a DH by the Wolfpack due to defensive mistakes. He is among the older prospects in this year's class as a 22-year-old fifth-year senior.
12 830 New York Mets Zach Arnold C Franklin County HS, Frankfort, Ky. Ky.
13 831 Chicago White Sox Zac Fisher C New Mexico State N.M.
Fisher had a great season for the Aggies, leading the team by hitting .363/.442/.525 with 18 doubles and six home runs. His best tool is his lefthanded bat, and he has a good swing with some potential for gap power. That's particularly valuable for a catcher. He's raw behind the plate and will need to improve in that regard.
14 832 Cincinnati Reds Joey Housey RHP Oregon Ore.
15 833 Cleveland Indians Ray Castillo RHP Russell County HS, Seale, Ala. Ala.
16 834 Washington Nationals Cody Poteet RHP Christian HS, El Cajon, Calif. Calif.
Poteet established himself on the showcase circuit, but his stock has fallen this spring. He passed on playing for his high school team to play in the same wood-bat league as Tanner Rahier. The 6-foot-1 Poteet has good strength in his frame and flashes tantalizing stuff. He works in the 88-92 mph range and tops out at 93-94, but his fastball lacks life and deception, and it was hittable this spring. His fastball is more effective when his changeup is on, diving down and away from lefthanded hitters. His calling card is a power curveball that flashes plus, and he mixes in a decent slider that he controls better than the curve. His overall command is spotty, in part because he doesn't do a great job finishing his delivery. Scouts also question his competitiveness, and some think he would benefit from three years at UCLA. A team that likes his upside could take a chance on him in the third to fifth round.
17 835 Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Zamora LHP Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. Calif.
18 836 Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Gonzalez SS Florida State Fla.
Athletic and rangy, Gonzalez had a chance to go in the first 10 rounds with a big year. He has the tools to play shortstop, with good footwork, infield actions, arm strength and quickness. He adds solid-average raw power, if not a tick above, and he has good projection in his 6-foot-2, 200-pound body. But Gonzalez has all kinds of issues making consistent contact at the plate, with a grooved swing and pitch-recognition problems. He was leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in strikeouts for the second consecutive year.
19 837 Los Angeles Angels Wade Hinkle 1B Kansas State Kan.
20 838 San Francisco Giants Chris Fern LHP Union (Ky.) Ky.
21 839 Atlanta Braves Chris Barczycowski RHP Niagara County (N.Y.) CC N.Y.
22 840 St. Louis Cardinals Joey Cuda RHP Eckerd (Fla.) Fla.
23 841 Boston Red Sox Quinn Carpenter RHP Goshen (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
24 842 Tampa Bay Rays Alex Keudell RHP Oregon Ore.
Keudell did not sign with the Twins as a 38th-round draft pick last year, returned to the Ducks and has been the team's ace as a senior. He was named Pacific-12 Conference pitcher of the year after going 10-4, 2.12 with 65 strikeouts and 26 walks over 110 innings. He gets things done mostly with funk and deception. His fastball sits in the 85-87 mph range and tops out at 89. He gets good sink on his pitches, but scouts aren't in love with his delivery. Keudell mixes in a slider and a changeup and stays away from the middle of the plate, as he gave up just one home run all season.
25 843 Arizona Diamondbacks Damion Smith OF Holy Names HS, Windsor, Ont. Ontario
26 844 Detroit Tigers Miguel Paulino OF Choctawhatchee HS, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Fla.
27 845 Milwaukee Brewers Tyler Duffie RHP Texas Christian Texas
28 846 Texas Rangers Ryan Bores RHP Kent State Ohio
29 847 New York Yankees Danny Oh OF California Calif.
30 848 Philadelphia Phillies Fernando Fernandez LHP Montpetit HS, Montreal Quebec