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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1149 Houston Astros Zach Remillard 3B LaSalle Institute, Troy, N.Y. N.Y.
2 1150 Minnesota Twins Austin Rel C Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif. Calif.
3 1151 Seattle Mariners Richie Martin SS Bloomingdale (Fla.) HS Fla.
4 1152 Baltimore Orioles Jack Graham C Kenyon (Ohio) Ohio
5 1153 Kansas City Royals Carlos Urena OF Whitehall (Pa.) HS Pa.
6 1154 Chicago Cubs Hassan Evans RHP Herkimer County (N.Y.) CC N.Y.
Primarily a position player, Evans' pro future is on the mound. He resembles Edwin Jackson physically and has flashed a mid-90s fastball in the past, though he doesn't always know where it's going.
7 1155 San Diego Padres Adam Ford SS Trousdale County HS, Hartsville, Tenn. Tenn.
8 1156 Pittsburgh Pirates Matt Pope RHP Science Hill (Tenn.) HS Tenn.
9 1157 Miami Marlins Chipper Smith LHP Cumberland (Tenn.) Tenn.
10 1158 Colorado Rockies Dansby Swanson SS Marietta (Ga.) HS Ga.
Swanson has had a storybook career at Marietta High, serving two seasons as captain of the basketball team in addition to three seasons of varsity baseball--one as a teammate of 2010 Angels first-round pick Chevez Clarke. Swanson has shown the athletic ability and smooth infield actions that should allow him to stay at shortstop, at least in college. His arm strength may be shy for short as a pro, though other scouts think he'll be a more consistent thrower with more distance from basketball and added strength. An above-average runner, Swanson has good instincts and quick-twitch athleticism. Scouts also like his simple, fundamental swing. The downside is the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder's lack of strength and contact-focused approach. Swanson is a strong student with a GPA north of 4.0, so scouts expect him to follow through on his commitment to Vanderbilt, unlike fellow Georgia prep Matt Olson, another Vandy signee.
11 1159 Oakland Athletics Calvin Drummond RHP San Diego Calif.
Drummond started his college career at Arizona State before transferring to Orange Coast CC for his freshman season in 2009. He was not eligible in 2010 after transferring to San Diego, but he has been a staple in the Toreros' weekend rotation the last two springs. He has shown better stuff early in the season before appearing to wear down in the second half of both seasons. Drummond ran his fastball up to 94 mph but settled in around 88-91 for much of the spring, bumping 92. He flashes a plus slider in the 81-83 mph range with hard tilt and depth, but it still has a tendency to flatten out up in the zone regularly. Drummond also mixes in a fringe-average downer curveball at 75-78 mph and a fringy changeup.
12 1160 New York Mets Jeff Reynolds 3B Harvard Mass.
13 1161 Chicago White Sox DeJohn Suber SS Morgan Park HS, Chicago Ill.
14 1162 Cincinnati Reds Daniel Poncedeleon RHP Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif.
Ponce de Leon burst onto the prospect landscape as a Cypress freshman last fall, when he touched 94 mph with a promising slider/cutter and curveball. His stock dropped in the spring, when he settled into the 87-91 mph range and struggled with his control. At his best, he has shown a good curveball, but it has been slower and loopier for most of the spring. His 84-86 mph cutter can have late movement, but he cannot command either secondary pitch with any consistency. He also has a rigid one-piece arm action with effort, and scouts are not enamored with his emotional mound demeanor. Ponce de Leon is something of a lottery ticket with a chance down the road thanks to his 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame and makings of a solid repertoire, if he can ever refine it.
15 1163 Cleveland Indians Joshua Nervis RHP Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
16 1164 Washington Nationals Jared Messer RHP Malone (Ohio) Ohio
17 1165 Toronto Blue Jays Nick Lovullo SS Newbury Park (Calif.) HS Calif.
18 1166 Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Embree OF Maple Woods (Mo.) CC Mo.
19 1167 Los Angeles Angels Jake Boyd RHP Stetson Fla.
20 1168 San Francisco Giants Nolan Long RHP Waterford (Conn.) HS Conn.
21 1169 Atlanta Braves Sean McLaughlin RHP Northview HS, Johns Creek, Ga. Ga.
In a topsy-turvy spring in Georgia, the athletic McLaughlin had draft helium, despite his 5-foot-11, 184-pound frame. He's athletic enough to play center field, and if he makes it to campus for Georgia, he could use his 6.7-second speed and solid lefthanded bat to hit atop the lineup. However, pushing his fastball up to 95 mph and pitching at 91-92 with above-average life on the pitch made him move up draft boards. McLaughlin doesn't have a consistent secondary pitch but hasn't needed it yet. His athletic ability and aptitude give scouts hope he could develop one sooner than later.
22 1170 St. Louis Cardinals Javier Machuca LHP Turabo (P.R.) JC P.R.
23 1171 Boston Red Sox Donald Smith C Claflin (S.C.) S.C.
24 1172 Tampa Bay Rays Chad Nacapoy C Cal State Los Angeles Calif.
25 1173 Arizona Diamondbacks Cam Gibson OF Grosse Point (Mich.) South HS Mich.
26 1174 Detroit Tigers Alex Minter LHP Brook Hill HS, Bullard, Texas Texas
27 1175 Milwaukee Brewers Chris Shaw C Trinity Academy, Okotoks, Alb. Alberta
Shaw has an average build at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He gave up curling to focus on baseball full-time and has improved greatly over the past year and a half. He has a compact righthanded swing with gap power, and his bat will play at the next level. He will need to work on his defense to stay behind the plate, which would give him the most value. His feet work well and he has arm strength, but he needs to improve his receiving, blocking and transfers. Shaw has the grinder mentality to catch every day and the work ethic to make those improvements.
28 1176 Texas Rangers Zack Fields 1B Annapolis (Mich.) HS Mich.
29 1177 New York Yankees David Thompson OF Westminster Christian School, Miami Fla.
Westminster Christian third baseman David Thompson entered the spring as the state's career home run leader with 44 (two more than Prince Fielder had), and he was the Miami-Dade prep athlete of the year. A three-star quarterback recruit in football, he's committed to play both sports for the Hurricanes if he doesn't sign. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is a modest runner with average arm strength, and his home run power is his calling card. He's not a premium athlete on the diamond and lacks a true defensive home.
30 1178 Philadelphia Phillies Geordy Smith 1B Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS Colo.