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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 1179 Houston Astros Mitchell Traver RHP Houston Christian HS Texas
Traver established himself as a first-round candidate with a breakout performance at the World Wood Bat Association World Championship in Jupiter, Fla., last fall. He sat at 92-94 mph with hard sink on his fastball and backed it up with a hard curveball and a solid changeup. His 6-foot-7, 240-pound frame added to his intrigue. But Traver hasn't lived up to that standard this spring. He has operated mostly at 89-92 mph with his fastball, showing less life and command. His secondary pitches have been inconsistent too, as has his ability to repeat his delivery. Traver is more physical than athletic, struggling at times to stay on top of his pitches and to field his position. It's still easy to dream on Traver's upside, but he figures to go no higher than the third round--and that may not be early enough to sign him away from a Texas Christian commitment.
2 1180 Minnesota Twins Alex Liquori OF Whitewater HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga.
3 1181 Seattle Mariners Grayson Long RHP Barbers Hill HS, Mont Belvieu, Texas Texas
4 1182 Baltimore Orioles Scott Kalush C UC Davis Calif.
5 1183 Kansas City Royals Justin Leeson OF Georgetown D.C.
6 1184 Chicago Cubs Rustin Sveum 3B Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
7 1185 San Diego Padres Anthony Renteria OF Cal State San Marcos Calif.
8 1186 Pittsburgh Pirates Jared West LHP North DeSoto HS, Stonewall, La. La.
9 1187 Miami Marlins Marcus Greene C Vista Del Lago HS, Moreno Valley, Calif. Calif.
Green's best asset is his athleticism, but like most of Southern California's prep catchers, he has a long way to go to develop his game. He doesn't block or receive well, though he has the natural agility to improve. Coming off a shoulder injury, Green's throwing was up and down this spring, sometimes flashing plus but usually rating as below-average. His bat is an even bigger question mark. He is a slightly above-average runner. Durability is also a concern with the 5-foot-11, 186-pounder, but his athleticism and signability could get him drafted in the top 15 rounds.
10 1188 Colorado Rockies Justin Dillon RHP El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif. Calif.
11 1189 Oakland Athletics Dalton Blaser OF Roseville (Calif.) HS Calif.
12 1190 New York Mets Patrick Ervin 2B Pace (Fla.) HS Fla.
13 1191 Chicago White Sox Mitch Glasser 2B Macalester (Minn.) Minn.
14 1192 Cincinnati Reds Jacob Stone RHP Weatherford (Texas) JC Texas
Stone originally committed to play quarterback at Emporia State (Kan.) before deciding to focus on baseball only at Weatherford JC. The Coyotes had the two best junior college freshmen prospects in Texas this spring in Stone and righthander Cameron Cox. While Cox has more projection remaining, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Stone has better present stuff. He throws a 91-93 mph fastball that touches 95 and complements it with a good curveball. He'll need to hone his changeup and command to remain a starter in pro ball. His football background is evident in the way he competes on the mound.
15 1193 Cleveland Indians D.J. Brown RHP James Madison Va.
16 1194 Washington Nationals Mitchell Williams C Coosa HS, Rome, Ga. Ga.
17 1195 Toronto Blue Jays Shaun Valeriote 3B Brock (Ont.) Ontario
18 1196 Los Angeles Dodgers Korey Dunbar C Nitro (W.Va.) HS W.Va.
West Virginia hasn't had a high school position player selected in the first 10 rounds since the Brewers took Sam Singleton in the seventh round of the 1995 draft, but Dunbar could break that streak if a team thinks they can lure him away from his North Carolina commitment. Dunbar is a well-rounded player with a physical frame at 6-feet, 185 pounds. His arm is average to a tick above and he has solid catch-and-throw skills to go with average power.
19 1197 Los Angeles Angels Justin Morhardt C Gilbert School, Winsted, Conn. Conn.
The son of Angels crosschecker Greg Morhardt, Justin is committed to Oral Roberts and has good raw power. He'll likely have to move to first base in pro ball.
20 1198 San Francisco Giants Kevin Fagan 2B North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, Fla. Fla.
21 1199 Atlanta Braves Cullen O'Dwyer OF El Dorado HS, Albuquerque N.M.
22 1200 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Aldrete RHP San Jose State Calif.
23 1201 Boston Red Sox Kurt Schluter RHP Stetson Fla.
Stetson had high expectations coming into the season but saw righthanders Lindsey Caughel and Kurt Schluter take steps backwards from last season. That was especially true of Schluter, who won all eight of his decisions in 2011 but never regained that form after an oblique muscle strain last year. He's touched 94 mph in the past but didn't with any consistency in 2012.
24 1202 Tampa Bay Rays Geoff Rowan C Northwestern Ill.
25 1203 Arizona Diamondbacks Bubu Garcia C Gilroy (Calif.) HS Calif.
26 1204 Detroit Tigers John Sansone SS Neshannock HS, New Castle, Pa. Pa.
27 1205 Milwaukee Brewers Derek Jones OF St. Marguerite d'Youville SS, Brampton, Ont. Ontario
Jones is actually a similar player to fellow Ontario outfielder Julian Service. Both have similar builds, both bat and throw righthanded and the two players have similar tools for the most part. The biggest difference is that while they're both solid-average runners now, Service is more physically mature and projects to remain an average runner in the future, while Jones has a leaner physique and could become faster as he gets stronger. For that reason, Jones has a chance at being a center fielder at the next level. Jones is considered signable and is committed to Rose State (Okla.) JC.
28 1206 Texas Rangers Tevin Johnson OF Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga. Ga.
29 1207 New York Yankees Bo Decker OF East Ridge HS, Clermont, Fla. Fla.
30 1208 Philadelphia Phillies Austin Norris RHP Trenton (Mo.) HS Mo.