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Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 189 Houston Astros Brett Phillips OF Seminole (Fla.) HS Fla. $300,000
A 6-foot-1, 185-pound outfielder, Phillips has a good profile as a lefthanded hitter who throws righthanded and has plus speed. His fast-twitch athleticism helped him become an all-county football player as a senior--the only year he played varsity. He's also raw on the baseball diamond but has plenty of tools, including perhaps the state's best throwing arm. Some scouts give him 70 grades on the 20-80 scale for his arm and his speed, though that's more often on his jailbreak swings. He should be an above-average center fielder with experience. Scouts' biggest questions center on his bat. Phillips uses the whole field, but scouts have to project to give him even average power. He uses more of a contact-oriented swing at this point, though he will show power in batting practice. Phillips had draft helium in May, and scouts were trying to judge his signability. He has committed to a resurgent North Carolina State program, which spirited a similar player, Trae Turner, out of Florida last spring. He may have to go in the first three rounds to keep him away from college.
2 190 Minnesota Twins Andre Martinez LHP Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. Fla. $80,000
Martinez was part of a loaded Archbishop McCarthy team that won three state championships. He did his part, going 36-6 in his prep career (including a win in the state title game this year), and the Florida State signee had some helium late. He's a 6-foot lefty with makeup, an above-average curveball, feel for a changeup and a fastball that is fairly true from his high arm slot but that was scraping the low 90s late in the season. Mostly, Martinez pitches in the mid-to-upper 80s. Scouts like his deception and downhill plane on the fastballl, which hitters don't square up despite often pedestrian velocity.
3 191 Seattle Mariners Timmy Lopes 2B Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Calif. $550,000
For years, Lopes was overshadowed by his high-profile older brother Christian, who wound up signing for an $800,000 bonus as the Blue Jays' seventh-round pick last year. The younger Lopes had a breakout performance at the Southern California Invitational in Compton in February, and scouts now think he is a better player than his brother. Lopes has some thickness in his lower half that worries some scouts, but he showed solid-average speed this spring that plays up because of his advanced baseball instincts. He has solid range and good actions at shortstop, though his average arm fits better at second base, where he has a chance to be a solid-average defender. His best asset is his natural feel for the barrel. He makes consistent, hard contact and has a mature, all-fields approach. Lopes projects as an average or slightly better hitter with fringe-average power at best. The UC Irvine recruit could be drafted between the second and fourth round.
4 192 Baltimore Orioles Lex Rutledge LHP Samford Miss. $196,200
Rutledge ranked just behind Mississippi State's Chris Stratton among Mississippi high school pitchers in 2009, and he spurned the Brewers as a 26th-round draft pick to attend Samford. The Bulldogs made him a closer and he thrived in that role, going 5-1, 1.71 with 11 saves in 2010 and striking out 65 in 47 innings. Rutledge struggled with command when he moved into the weekend rotation in 2011 and moved back into the bullpen in 2012. Walks remained a problem, though, and he has 84 in 142 career innings with a 6.81 ERA this spring. Rutledge has thrown hard in two summers in the Cape Cod League, hitting 97-98 mph in short spurts. His fastball has resided more in the 91-93 mph range this spring but touched 95-96. If he throws strike with it, he can put hitters away with one of the draft's better curveballs, a power pitch in the 79-82 mph range with downer action. It's a swing-and-miss pitch that at times gets slurvy. He hasn't shown strong stuff when used on back-to-back days. He could go as high as the second round, but more likely will last into the fourth or fifth.
5 193 Kansas City Royals Zach Lovvorn RHP Oxford (Ala.) HS Ala. $275,000
Oxford High has three pitchers who could be drafted in Lovvorn and fellow righties Tucker Simpson (a 6-foot-7 Florida commit) and Jackson Stephens (an Alabama signee). Lovvorn was the team's No. 3 starter much of the season but started rising up draft boards with a strong one-hit effort in the National High School Invitational. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder showed an average fastball that touched 94 mph at times and had above-average life. At his best, his slider gave him an average secondary pitch, and he throws a changeup. Lovvorn's stuff backed up as he came under more scrutiny late in the spring.
6 194 Chicago Cubs Trey Lang RHP Gateway (Ariz.) CC Ariz. $165,000
Lang played both ways at Skyline High in Mesa, Ariz., and at Northern Illinois before transferring closer to home at Gateway CC. Head coach Rob Shabansky saw Lang as an outfielder with power potential, but when he ran short on pitchers during fall ball asked if Lang wanted to take the mound. His first pitch was clocked at 93 mph, and Shabansky knew that's where Lang belonged. Lang has a sturdy, muscular build at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, after trimming down from 260 pounds at Northern Illinois. Lang has continued to play both ways for the Geckos and served as their closer this year, so he was sometimes tough for scouts to see. His fastball was in the 92-94 mph range and topped out at 96 at its best, and his slider was a wipeout pitch, but his stuff faded down the stretch. His fastball was in the 87-90 mph range and his slider wasn't as firm. That's understandable given his inexperience on the mound and the fact that he was also spending time in the outfield and at DH. A team that is patient with Lang could wind up with a quality bullpen arm. He is committed to New Mexico but most scouts think he'll sign.
7 195 San Diego Padres Jalen Goree 2B Bibb County HS, Centreville, Ala. Ala. $100,000
Goree plays shortstop in high school but profiles as an offensive second baseman as a pro. He's a strong-bodied 5-foot-10, 195-pounder with 60 speed on the 20-80 scale and excellent competitiveness. He has average arm strength but erratic accuracy thanks to a long arm action. His feet and infield actions fit better at second than short. Offensively, he has solid strength and bat speed and could have average power if it all works out. A Northwest Florida State JC signee, he's considered signable.
8 196 Pittsburgh Pirates Eric Wood 3B Blinn (Texas) JC Texas $100,000
A 37th-round pick of the Athletics out of Canada in 2011, Wood didn't draw much attention at Blinn JC this spring but rose 31 rounds in the draft. He's a physical 6-foot-2, 194-pound righthanded hitter who batted .318 with four homers in 2012. He's a below-average runner but flashes some arm strength and pitched four innings for the Buccaneers.
9 197 Miami Marlins Anthony Gomez SS Vanderbilt Tenn. $187,000
At 6-0, 185 pounds, Gomez has average size and average tools with outsized confidence that serves him well. He's a college shortstop who fits better at second or as a utility infielder thanks to his contact-oriented approach and average tools. Gomez has average speed and handles the bat well. He has sure hands and is a consistent defender on balls he gets to. He has little power to speak of with three career home runs for Vanderbilt.
10 198 Colorado Rockies Matt Carasiti RHP St. John's N.Y. $185,200
While Carasiti has served as St. John's Friday starter this season, he has less of a chance to stick in a rotation than his teammate, Kyle Hansen. Carasiti fits better in a relief role, which he filled for St. John's in 2011. In 60 innings this spring, he was 4-4, 4.03 with 49 strikeouts and 25 walks in 60 innings. He has a big body at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds and a quick arm that generates low-90s fastballs with downhill plane. However, he lacks command and consistent secondary stuff. His second pitch is a slider, and at times he'll snap one off that has sharp break to it, but most will come out flat. He has alternated between a changeup and splitter for a third pitch, but won't have much use for either if he moves to the bullpen. His frame and arm strength give him a good foundation, and he's a hard worker so scouts see upside if he can put it all together. He could go anywhere from the fourth to sixth round.
11 199 Oakland Athletics Seth Streich RHP Ohio Ohio $183,500
Streich has rarely been completely healthy this spring, pitching through hamstring and oblique injuries that cost him two starts. Neverthless, he has shown some of the best velocity in the Great Lakes. Streich can run his fastball up to 95 mph and sit at 92-93 mph throughout a game when he's at his best. He also can overpower hitters with an 85-86 mph slider. He has a strong pitcher's build at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. Streich lacks consistency with his pitches, in particular his control and command, and has gone just 9-16, 4.93 in three seasons at Ohio. He also has played first base and DH for the Bobcats, and scouts believe he'll improve once he concentrates on pitching. The Twins selected his brother Tobias as a catcher in the fifth round in 2009, and Streich should go in the same area of this year's draft.
12 200 New York Mets Jayce Boyd 1B Florida State Fla. $150,000
Boyd was an acclaimed prep player and has been a three-year starter for Florida State. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting at .395 entering regional play. He has adjusted his approach and swing since high school, when he was a 19th-round pick as a third baseman. He has become a contact hitter with gap power, hitting 16 homers his first two seasons but just three this spring. He's an above-average defender at first with good hands, but hasn't gotten much exposure in college at third, which obviously would increase his value. His lack of home run power and righthanded-hitting first-base profile makes him tough to peg from a draft standpoint.
13 201 Chicago White Sox Kyle Hansen RHP St. John's N.Y. $250,000
The younger brother of Craig Hansen--Boston's first-round pick out of St. John's in 2005--Kyle won't go quite as high. He has large frame at 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, and figures to pitch out of the bullpen in pro ball just like his brother. He has a plus fastball that sits in the low 90s and gets up to 96 mph with good sink. His command is just fair, though he has been able to keep his walk rate under three per nine innings while striking out more than 11 per nine. Questions about his secondary stuff lead scouts to project him as a reliever. He flashes a slider with depth that can be average to plus at times, but it's inconsistent. He has also mixed in a changeup with sink that has improved, but probably won't be much of factor in pro ball. His mechanics aren't terribly clean and he has some funk in his delivery, but he makes it work. When he's on he gets out in front well and can be very difficult to pick up.
14 202 Cincinnati Reds Joe Hudson C Notre Dame Ind. $178,300
Hudson is the best defender among college catchers in the Midwest and one of the best in the entire draft. He gets easy plus grades for his arm, which can register pop times in the 1.85-second range and enabled him to throw out 38 percent of basestealers during the 2012 regular season. He is also a good receiver and does a decent job of blocking pitches. Known as a defensive specialist after batting a combined .245 with one homer in his first two seasons at Notre Dame, Hudson has helped his cause by hitting .340 with six homers this spring. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder still has a long righthanded swing and tends to punish mistakes better than he handles quality pitching. He may never hit for a high average with wood but could produce double-digit homers. He lacks speed but isn't a bad runner for a catcher.
15 203 Cleveland Indians Joe Wendle 2B West Chester (Pa.) Pa. $10,000
Wendle helped West Chester win the Division II national championship by hitting .399/.479/.768 with 12 home runs in 198 at-bats. He also struck out 29 times while striking out just five. He has good hitting ability thanks to a good, level stroke and approach. He's an average runner and has solid hands. He's shown aptitude for hitting with wood by hitting .346 in the Coastal Plains League in 2011 and .311 in the New England Collegiate League in 2010.
16 204 Washington Nationals Hayden Jennings OF Evangel Christian Academy, Shreveport, La. La. $100,000
Hayden Jennings, a Louisiana State signee, was a speedy two-sport athlete in high school who played wide receiver in football. He's a 60 runner with solid-average defensive tools. He's a 5-foot-10, 165-pounder who lacks physical projection. He has a fringe-average arm and fringy gap power.
17 205 Toronto Blue Jays Eric Phillips 2B Georgia Southern Ga. $5,000
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Phillips was a four-year starter for the Golden Eagles and a productive hitter with solid gap power. He lacks a plus tool and doesn't fit the third-base profile because he lacks power. He makes consistent hard contact and has average speed to go with solid instincts. He had two excellent seasons with the new BBCOR bats, hitting .390 and .391 the last two seasons and adding 29 stolen bases as a senior. He was a versatile defender in college, playing all over the infield.
18 206 Los Angeles Dodgers Joey Curletta 1B/RHP Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz. $171,600
Curletta is a physical monster at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He shows light-tower power from the right side of the plate, but scouts wonder how much he'll actually hit because his swing can be a little stiff and he struggles at times with pitch recognition. He's a 20 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale and will be limited defensively to first base. He has a small scholarship to Arizona and the Wildcats recruited him as a hitter. Curletta wants to hit, but he's also shown some intriguing arm strength (92-94 mph) and could wind up on the mound.
19 207 Los Angeles Angels Eric Stamets SS Evansville Ind. $169,900
Stamets offers two tools that are rare among college prospects: plus-plus speed and legitimate shortstop defense. He can get from the right side of the plate to first base in 4.1 seconds and has stolen 100 bases in three seasons at Evansville. He covers a lot of ground at shortstop, and he also has sure hands to go with a solid arm. A team that values speed and defense could grab Stamets as early as the fourth round, but he could last longer because of questions about his bat. The 6-foot, 185-pounder uses a short stroke and slaps at the ball. He has good hand-eye coordination and makes consistent contact but produces very little power. He had just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 42 games with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer, and some scouts worry that he won't be able to handle good velocity in pro ball.
20 208 San Francisco Giants Stephen Johnson RHP St. Edward's (Texas) Texas $180,000
The draft's best college prospect outside of NCAA Division I, Johnson had middling success in two years as a starter at Division II St. Edward's. He rocketed up draft boards when he worked as a reliever last summer for the California Collegiate League's Santa Barbara Foresters and helped them win the National Baseball Congress World Series. Johnson's fastball sat at 94-96 mph last summer and has been even better this spring, hitting 98 mph and topping out at 101 mph. He has been much more dominant coming out of the bullpen, leading D-II with 16 regular-season saves while striking out 63 in 36 innings and limiting opponents to a .131 average and two extra-base hits. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder pitches mostly off his fastball, which features some run and sink, and his hard slurve parks at 81-85 mph when it's on. Johnson has a funky arm action with a stab in the back, resulting in just decent command and perhaps limiting his realistic ceiling to set-up man rather than closer. Diagnosed with a partial elbow tear as a Colorado high school senior three years ago, Johnson eschewed surgery and hasn't had any health problems in college.
21 209 Atlanta Braves Josh Elander C Texas Christian Texas $166,700
Pressed into catching duty with Team USA last summer after playing sporadically behind the plate in his first two college seasons, Elander got the job done defensively. Combined with enthusiasm about his bat and makeup, it seemed to give him a chance to be a first-round pick. Scouts continue to believe in his offensive potential, and while they laud his work ethic, they doubt he'll be able to catch in pro ball. A 6-foot-1, 215-pound righthanded hitter, Elander is starting to tap into his plus raw power while maintaining his discipline at the plate. He has average arm strength and a quick release, and he had thrown out 36 percent of basestealers through mid-May. He moves well behind the plate, too, but he has hard hands that lead to receiving issues. More athletic than most catchers and close to an average runner, he probably could handle the outfield and played primarily right field as a freshman. He has enough bat to profile on an outfield corner and to get drafted around the third round.
22 210 St. Louis Cardinals Kurt Heyer RHP Arizona Ariz. $165,100
Because they're from the same state and both get by on command and deception over stuff, Heyer is often compared to Arizona State ace Brady Rodgers. Heyer is more physical at 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds. He's also more aggressive on the mound, showing a better ability to attack hitters and a little bit of a mean streak. Even with those points in his favor, Heyer doesn't have Rodgers' four-pitch arsenal. Heyer pitches with a fastball in the 86-89 mph range and an average slider. He shows an occasional changeup and curveball, but mostly sticks to his two main pitches and relies on his above-average control and command. Heyer has some funkiness to his delivery, but shows exceptional work ethic, competitiveness and toughness. Heyer has been very successful as a starter at Arizona--he ranked second in the Pac-10 in strikeouts last year and ranks second again this year--but scouts believe his two-pitch repertoire and aggressive demeanor profile better in the bullpen as a pro.
23 211 Boston Red Sox Justin Haley RHP Fresno State Calif. $125,000
Haley came to Fresno State via Sierra (Calif.) JC and was a pleasant surprise in the team's rotation this spring, going 7-4, 3.28 with 94 strikeouts and 39 walks over 93 innings. Haley has a workhorse build at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. He pitches in the 91-93 mph range and tops out at 95. Because of his size, his fastball has heavy downhill action. He mixes in a solid breaking ball and shows flashes of a quality changeup. Haley competes well and projects to be picked in the 5-7 round range, about 40 rounds higher than his 46th-round selection by the Indians in 2010.
24 212 Tampa Bay Rays Damion Carroll RHP King George (Va.) HS Va. $187,500
Carroll is a good example of the adage, "If you're good, they'll find you." He was absent from the showcase circuit and pitched for his American Legion team last summer, but plenty of scouts were in on him this spring. An excellent athlete who also excels in basketball, Carroll is raw but physical at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, drawing comparisons to a young Lee Smith. He has a strong arm and sits in the low 90s, touching 95 mph. His secondary stuff needs work, but he has shown two breaking balls with at least average potential. His curveball has power tilt with tight, three-quarters break when it's on. His changeup will need work. The jury seems to be split on Carroll and he lost some steam later in the season, but he has no Division I college commitment and should be signable in the fourth to sixth round.
25 213 Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Lamb 3B Washington Wash. $161,000
When Lamb was a senior in high school, he formed the middle of a lineup that also included Rays outfielder Josh Sale, a junior at the time. A tough sign out of high school, Lamb fell to the 38th round in 2009, when the Pirates finally took a chance on him. Lamb stands out on the field with his athletic 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. A shortstop in high school, he's a good defender at third base with above-average arm strength. Lamb shows well in batting practice, flashing above-average raw power, but has struggled in games this year, hitting just .313/.422/.436 over 179 at-bats. His swing will need some work in pro ball and he doesn't look comfortable in the box against lefties. The lefthanded hitter shows some feel for hitting, but uses a slashy, inside-out swing in games instead of trying to tap into his power.
26 214 Detroit Tigers Jordan John LHP Oklahoma Okla. $135,000
John was a rare draft-eligible freshman a year ago, when the Astros selected him in the 28th round. He turned 19 and had Tommy John surgery shortly after graduating from high school in 2009, then redshirted in 2010 while recovering from his elbow reconstruction. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder began this spring as Oklahoma's closer but quickly asserted himself as the Sooners' No. 1 starter. He doesn't have a plus pitch but hitters don't get good swings against his 86-88 mph fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. He gets good life on his fastball, which tops out at 90 mph, and his clean delivery allows him to command all four offerings.
27 215 Milwaukee Brewers Angel Ortega SS International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R. P.R. $157,400
Ortega has a wiry, 6-foot-2, 170-pound build and he stands out in Puerto Rico for his glove. He's an instinctual fielder with excellent range, pro actions and above-average arm strength. He's a high-energy player and an average runner. There are questions about Ortega's bat, as he has a little wrap in his swing and gets jammed in games. However, he shows good balance at the plate, has some bat speed and could develop into an average hitter as he fills out and receives better instruction. Ortega is committed to Alabama State, but is believed to be signable.
28 216 Texas Rangers Royce Bolinger OF Gonzaga Wash. $50,000
Gonzaga recruiting coordinator Danny Evans grew up in Arizona and the Bulldogs have done well recruiting players from the Grand Canyon State up to Spokane, Wash., with the likes of Rays lefthander Ryan Carpenter and Bolinger. A senior, Bolinger has an athletic build at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. He comes from an athletic family. His father, Monte, spent five years in the Cardinals organization, reaching Double-A, and his uncle Russ was an offensive lineman for nine years in the NFL with the Lions and the Rams. Bolinger put together a great season, hitting .394/.446/.624 with 11 home runs--doubling his career total. Bolinger profiles in right field because his arm grades as a legitimate 70 on the 20-80 scale.
29 217 New York Yankees Nick Goody RHP Louisiana State La. $140,000
The Yankees drafted Goody in 2011 out of a Florida junior college and didn't sign him, and he should go much higher than the 22nd round this year. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has consistently pounded the zone with a 90-93 mph fastball and a short, late-breaking slider with good power. Goody fills up the strike zone, as evidenced by a 39-3 strikeout-walk ratio. He's strictly a reliever who could move to the majors quickly.
30 218 Philadelphia Phillies Cam Perkins 3B Purdue Ind. $152,900
The most dangerous hitter on a Purdue team that won its first Big Ten Conference regular season title in 103 years, Perkins homered in his first college game and has been a consistent threat ever since. A confident hitter who isn't afraid to attack early in the count or out of the strike zone, he has a quick righthanded swing and a 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame that gives him the strength and long levers to drive the ball. He can get too aggressive and likely will have to make adjustments to his swing and approach in pro ball, though he hasn't run into trouble yet. Perkins' hands, arm and speed are all decent to average. He's unorthodox at third base but gets the job done, though scouts aren't enamored of his low arm slot on throws. If he can't handle the hot corner, left field would be the next option. He gets high marks for his makeup and baseball savvy, and in a weak year for college bats he shouldn't get past the fifth round.