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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 879 Houston Astros Christian Garcia RHP Florence-Darlington Tech (S.C.) JC S.C.
2 880 Minnesota Twins Sean Hagan LHP St. John's N.Y.
3 881 Seattle Mariners Toby DeMello C St. Mary's Calif.
4 882 Baltimore Orioles Jake Pintar RHP San Juan Hill HS, Cota de Coza, Calif. Calif.
5 883 Kansas City Royals John Walter RHP Penn State Pa.
6 884 Chicago Cubs Austin Pentecost RHP Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
7 885 San Diego Padres Eric Charles 2B Purdue Ind.
8 886 Pittsburgh Pirates Jake Post RHP Chesterton (Ind.) HS Ind.
9 887 Miami Marlins Blake Barnes RHP Oklahoma State Okla.
10 888 Colorado Rockies Pat Hutcheson 2B Fresno State Calif.
11 889 Oakland Athletics Taylor Massey LHP Dallas Baptist Texas
12 890 New York Mets Austin Barr C Camas (Wash.) HS Wash.
It's a banner year for catchers in Camas, Wash., as Barr and Clint Coulter play their home games less than five miles apart. Barr is a good athlete who shows impressive tools behind the plate. He's a leader on the field and also shows a good feel for hitting with power potential in his strong, 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame. He has type-1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump, so the grind of a full pro season could be difficult, but scouts should have three more years to figure that out. Barr is a 4.0 student and, like all Stanford commits, is considered nearly impossible to sign.
13 891 Chicago White Sox Jason Coats OF Texas Christian Texas
Coats positioned himself as a possible first-round pick in last year's draft by helping Texas Christian to its first-ever College World Series and set a school record with 99 hits in 2010 before turning in a strong summer in the Cape Cod League. Instead, his righthanded swing got longer and his pitch recognition regressed, and he dropped to the Orioles in the 12th round. He nearly signed with Baltimore but ultimately returned to the Horned Frogs, where he turned in a season similar to his 2011 performance. Coats could be a slighty above-average hitter with average power, making him attractive as a senior sign. He fits best in left field with his fringy speed, arm and defense. He missed the Mountain West Conference tournament with a sprained right knee.
14 892 Cincinnati Reds Adam Matthews OF South Carolina S.C.
15 893 Cleveland Indians Randall Fant LHP Arkansas Ark.
Fant lost his spot in Arkansas' rotation for part of the season before regaining it in the final third of the season. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder has good size and two average pitches at 88-91 mph and a solid changeup. His breaking ball remains below average, which hinders his ability to profile as a reliever.
16 894 Washington Nationals L.J. Hollins RHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla.
17 895 Toronto Blue Jays Cole Irvin LHP Servite HS, Anaheim Calif.
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Irvin is all about projection and feel for pitching. His present stuff is below-average to fringy across the board, but he has a smooth delivery with some deception, and he shows a knack for mixing speeds and locations. At his best, Irvin works at 86-89 mph, but his comfort range is usually in the 84-88 range. He adds and subtracts from his breaking ball, sometimes showing a slow Barry Zito-like curveball in the 70-72 mph range and other times throws it a bit harder with more lateral break. He has feel for a 77-79 mph changeup as well. Scouts regard him as a difficult sign due to his commitment to Oregon, where he could blossom into a high draft pick under coach George Horton.
18 896 Los Angeles Dodgers John Cannon C Houston Texas
19 897 Los Angeles Angels Caleb Bushyhead SS Oklahoma Okla.
20 898 San Francisco Giants Shayne Houck OF Kutztown (Pa.) Pa.
21 899 Atlanta Braves Jaden Dillon RHP Texas A&M-Kingsville Texas
22 900 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Hillis RHP Lee (Tenn.) Tenn.
23 901 Boston Red Sox Alex Bregman 2B Albuquerque Academy N.M.
Bregman put his name on the map by hitting .564/.596/.846 for USA Baseball's 16-and-under team in 2010. He followed that up by hitting .378/.500/.459 when he played for the 18-and-under team in 2011, and he broke New Mexico's high school single-season home run record with 18 last year. While he won't be a slugger as a pro, Bregman does pack impressive strength into his 5-foot-11 frame. He has quick hands and an efficient, compact swing. He has bat speed, knows how to get leverage and sprays the ball to all parts of the field. He was going to spend half of his games behind the plate this year, but that plan was derailed when he broke the tip of his right middle finger and missed most of the season. Most scouts believe he fits best at second base, where he's a steady defender with solid-average arm strength. Bregman is a fringe-average runner but shows good instincts on the bases. Scouts love his makeup, and coaches, teammates and fans appreciate his knack for putting the bat on the ball, hard-nosed hustle, smart play and quiet swagger. Bregman is believed to be a tough sign away from Louisiana State.
24 902 Tampa Bay Rays Keaton Steele RHP Iowa Western CC Iowa
25 903 Arizona Diamondbacks Adam McConnell SS Richmond Va.
26 904 Detroit Tigers Zach Kirksey OF Mississippi Miss.
Kirksey is a power-hitting senior with surprising athletic ability for his size. The 6-foot, 214-pounder has the advantage of hitting left-handed, but his defense is lacking. He was Ole Miss' DH much of the season and would be limited to left field as a pro. Kirksey's bat got exposed in Southeastern Conference play, and he batted just .189 in 74 SEC at-bats and struck out more than one-third of the time (23 K's).
27 905 Milwaukee Brewers Bryan Saucedo 1B Vaughan Road Academy, Toronto Ontario
28 906 Texas Rangers Brandon Kuter RHP George Mason Va.
29 907 New York Yankees Jose Diaz LHP Advantage Learning Institute, Ponce, P.R. P.R.
Diaz has an athletic, projectable, 6-foot-2, 180-pound build. His fastball sits in the 86-88 mph range and he touches 91. He throws a slider anywhere from 72-78 mph, and has a tendency to drop his arm slot on the pitch.
30 908 Philadelphia Phillies Brad Wieck LHP Frank Phillips (Texas) JC Texas