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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 939 Houston Astros M.P. Cokinos C St. Mary's (Texas) Texas
2 940 Minnesota Twins Timmy Robinson OF Ocean View HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif.
Robinson is the half-brother of Twins righthanded reliever Alex Burnett, who was a 12th-round pick out of Ocean View High in 2005. Robinson flew under the radar for most of his prep career, but his numbers this spring (.518 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs in 83 at-bats) attracted flocks of scouts down the stretch. Robinson has a strong, thick build at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, and the star quarterback for Ocean View's football team is more athletic than he looks at first glance. Scouts disagree on his present speed, but either way he projects as a below-average runner as he matures, and he'll be tied to left field. He has decent defensive instincts, but his arm is below-average. Robinson has a chance to hit enough to make that work, and his plus or better raw power translates well in games. While his swing isn't pretty, he has decent timing and pitch recognition, and he shows enough feel for hitting that his power should play. His offensive upside should get the Southern California commit drafted in the fourth or fifth round.
3 941 Seattle Mariners Rusty Shellhorn LHP Texas Tech Texas
4 942 Baltimore Orioles Anthony Bazzani RHP Eastern Kentucky Ky.
After going 1-9, 9.07 as a sophomore in 2011, Bazzani dominated as a closer in the summer Northwoods League, where his fastball reached 97 mph. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder has topped out at 95 this year and hasn't been nearly as impressive while fighting his command. He has a quick arm but a sketchy arm action and flies open too fast in his delivery. He'll pitch at 91-94 mph and flash some sink, but he'll also leave a lot of flat fastballs up in the strike zone. His splitter also has regressed after looking solid last summer, and his curveball is too loopy.
5 943 Kansas City Royals Hayden Edwards RHP Blue Valley HS, Stilwell, Kan. Kan.
6 944 Chicago Cubs Bryan Bonnell RHP Centennial HS, Las Vegas Nev.
7 945 San Diego Padres Matt Shepherd RHP Tennessee Tech Tenn.
8 946 Pittsburgh Pirates Jack Moffit RHP Flower Mound (Texas) HS Texas
Committed to Navarro (Texas) JC, Moffit is the most signable of a quartet of Flower Mound righthanded pitching prospects that also includes Cody Gunter, Andrew Vinson and John Kresta. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Moffit missed part of the spring with a finger injury but impressed scouts with his arm action and stuff. He has an 88-92 mph fastball, a decent curveball and a splitter with some slider action.
9 947 Miami Marlins Lucas Hunter SS Central Catholic HS, Portland, Ore. Ore.
10 948 Colorado Rockies Shawn Stuart RHP Long Beach State Calif.
11 949 Oakland Athletics Ryan Gorton C Oregon State Ore.
12 950 New York Mets Vance Vizcaino SS Wakefield HS, Raleigh N.C.
13 951 Chicago White Sox Corey Thompson 3B East Carolina N.C.
14 952 Cincinnati Reds Austin Salter RHP Cisco (Texas) JC Texas
15 953 Cleveland Indians Danny Holst OF Parkway South HS, Manchester, Mo. Mo.
16 954 Washington Nationals Mike Boyden RHP Maryland Md.
17 955 Toronto Blue Jays Derrick Chung SS Sacramento State Calif.
18 956 Los Angeles Dodgers David Graybill RHP Brophy Prep, Phoenix Ariz.
19 957 Los Angeles Angels Jeff Kemp SS Radford Va.
20 958 San Francisco Giants Jason Forjet RHP Florida Gulf Coast Fla.
21 959 Atlanta Braves Matt Kimbrel RHP Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) Ga.
22 960 St. Louis Cardinals Joey Donofrio RHP California Calif.
23 961 Boston Red Sox Austin Davis RHP Southern Mississippi Miss.
24 962 Tampa Bay Rays Taylor Ward C Shadow Hills HS, Indio, Calif. Calif.
Ward has his supporters as one of the better prep catchers in Southern California's jumbled collection of raw backstops. His best tool is his plus arm strength, but he needs to quicken his exchange and release to make better use of it. He has plenty of learning to do as a receiver and blocker, but he is a decent athlete and has shown aptitude for it. Scouts have trouble evaluating his bat because he faces soft competition out in the desert. He has at least a chance to be a solid doubles hitter because his righthanded swing has some fluidity.
25 963 Arizona Diamondbacks Andrew Potter RHP Eastside HS, Lancaster, Calif. Calif.
Potter generated buzz last fall when he pitched at 89-92 mph and touched 93-94 in scout ball, and flashed a decent three-quarters breaking ball. But he has regressed this spring, still bumping 93 mph at times but falling into the mid-80s by the third inning. He has struggled to throw strikes and miss bats, and his slurve has been inconsistent, though it flashes average. His changeup is developing, and he has some feel for it. His arm strength and 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame could still get him drafted in the eighth to 12th round, but many scouts seem content to let him go to UC Irvine.
26 964 Detroit Tigers Connor Harrell OF Vanderbilt Tenn.
Harrell hit two home runs in the 2011 College World Series, led Vanderbilt with seven this spring entering regionals, and is a plus runner at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds who can play center field. If he made consistent contact, he would go out in the first couple of rounds. Instead, Harrell struck out in more than a quarter of his at-bats. He doesn't recognize spin well or have a consistent two-strike approach. His tools still should get him drafted.
27 965 Milwaukee Brewers Brent Suter LHP Harvard Mass.
28 966 Texas Rangers Zach Brill LHP Morris HS, Longview, Wash. Wash.
29 967 New York Yankees Kevin Johnson RHP Illinois Ill.
30 968 Philadelphia Phillies Chris Nichols RHP Sioux Falls (S.D.) S.D.