Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 30 Tampa Bay Rays LeVon Washington Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla. Fla.
Washington attends the same high school that Marlins lefthander Andrew Miller did, but he's about as different a player as he can be. Washington's arm strength might be at the other end of the scale from Miller's, as he's recovering from labrum surgery, and some scouts say his arm is below the 20 at the bottom of the 20-80 scouting scale. His arm and offensive package have drawn comparisons to Johnny Damon, another central Florida prep product. Like Damon, Washington can hit, and he was moving up draft boards thanks to his blazing speed and consistent spring. A 6.2-second runner over 60 yards at showcases, Washington has played mostly infield but doesn't have the arm for it, and most scouts see him as an outfielder thanks to his easy speed. Washington has bat speed at the plate, giving him solid pop, though not true power, and he has shown signs of developing a good pro approach. Washington, who spent three years in Guam when his father was assigned there while in the military, could move as high as the supplemental first round despite his arm.
2 50 Washington Nationals Jeff Kobernus California Calif. $705,500
Kobernus is one of the most versatile players in the nation. His athletic and still projectable 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame fits almost anywhere on the diamond, and indeed he has played several positions during his career at Cal. He played second base this season, overcoming a sluggish start to bat .351/.385/.563 with eight home runs in a disappointing season for the Golden Bears. With above average speed, Kobernus stole 17 bases this spring, giving him 41 for his career. Defensively, Kobernus displays fine range, with excellent hands and playmaking ability. He will make careless errors, as with many young infielders, but his arm and glove grade out to solid-average. Primarily a line drive hitter, Kobernus shows an advanced approach, utilizing the entire field and intelligently looking to go with the pitch when needed. He will flash occasional power, but his forte is gap-to-gap line drives. While Kobernus does not have overwhelming tools in any one area, he is an athletic and well-rounded player who has the potential to fill any number of roles as a professional. Look for the organization that drafts him to start him out as a second baseman, with a move to third possible if he fills out his frame more.
2 79 Chicago Cubs D.J. LeMahieu Louisiana State La. $508,000
LeMahieu looked like a first-round pick last summer when he starred in the Cape Cod League. Scouts saw enough athleticism in his lanky 6-foot-4, 193-pound frame to think he could play shortstop, and they liked his power potential. But he hasn't played up to that level this spring. Though LeMahieu hit .340 entering the College World Series and sparked Louisiana State's offense from the leadoff spot, scouts expected him to deliver more than four home runs. He employs an inside-out, opposite-field approach, so he should have more power if he turns on more pitches. Scouts also have noted that his swing seems slower and longer this spring. They also think LeMahieu now has no chance at playing shortstop, as he has looked more methodical and less explosive. The Tigers concurred, moving him to second base at midseason after they had trouble turning double plays. His arm has regressed, too, and at shortstop he would need a full windup to make longer throws. A fringe-average runner, LeMahieu may not have the quick feet for second base, either, and he'd have to produce a lot more power if he shifted to third base or the outfield. Further complicating matters is the extra leverage he possesses as a draft-eligible sophomore. Enough scouting directors saw LeMahieu play well on the Cape that he still should get picked in the second or third round, and he may be signable if he goes that high.
3 82 Seattle Mariners Kyle Seager North Carolina N.C. $436,500
A three-year starter for North Carolina, Seager is an area scout favorite, not to mention a player opposing coaches respect immensely. National evaluators have a harder time pegging him because he doesn't fit a neat profile. His best tool is his bat. He has a smooth, balanced swing and makes consistent contact with gap power. He ranked third in the nation in 2008 with 30 doubles and was on a similar pace in 2009. He has a patient approach but doesn't project to hit for much home run power because of his modest bat speed and flat swing plane. While he's a fringy runner, he's a fine baserunner. Seager played second base for his first two seasons and moved to third this year, where he has played good defense. Featuring an average arm and impressive agility, he's an average defender at third, if not a tick above. Scouts who like him see a Bill Mueller type who doesn't fit the profile but grinds out at-bats and outs in the field. His detractors see him as a safe pick with low upside and a future reserve or utility player.
4 132 Minnesota Twins Derek McCallum Minnesota Minn. $209,700
McCallum had the best offensive season of any Minnesota player since future big leaguer Robb Quinlan in 1998, batting .409/.484/.741 with 18 homers and a school-record 86 RBIs. He foreshadowed his breakout with a strong summer in the Northwoods League, which he led with 81 hits while batting .328 with wood bats. McCallum handles the bat and controls the strike zone well, and he consistently generates hard line drives with a short lefthanded stroke. He had reached base in each of his final 46 games. His power blossomed this spring, and he drilled six homers in one five-game stretch after hitting five in his first two seasons. The 6-foot, 190-pound McCallum played hockey in high school and brings that kind of mentality to the diamond. He played second base as a freshman and shortstop as a sophomore, and he looked more comfortable after moving back to second this spring. Though he's a below-average runner, he has a quick first step, range to both sides and a good arm for the position. He shows keen instincts in all aspects of the game. A club that sees McCallum as a poor man's Chase Utley could take him in the fourth round.
4 137 Philadelphia Phillies Adam Buschini Cal Poly Calif. $195,000
Held back by Tommy John surgery in 2008, Buschini was healthy and able to put in a full season in 2009. He responded with a huge year, batting .412/.478/.723 with 11 homers. A 6-foot-2, 205-pound righthanded hitter, Buschini's power and advanced hitting approach may place him in the single-digit rounds, especially after he showed versatility by moving from first base to second base after an injury to standout freshman Matt Jensen. A former prep soccer player, Buschini has also filled in at shortstop, third base and the outfield in his career.
4 141 Los Angeles Angels Wes Hatton Norco (Calif.) HS Calif. $182,700
He can pitch (89-91 mph fastball) and play the infield or outfield. Hatton has above-average speed as well, but his lack of size and absence of one huge tool may keep him out of the top 10 rounds.
5 160 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Schimpf Louisiana State La. $155,700
No one is projecting Schimpf as a future American League MVP, but his game is reminiscent of Dustin Pedroia's. Schimpf is a diminutive (listed at 5-foot-9, 181 pounds) second baseman who's a force at the plate. Schimpf would have led the Valley League in batting (.392) and slugging (.763) last summer if he hadn't fell short of qualifying because he arrived late from the College World Series, and he led Louisiana State with 19 homers entering this year's CWS. Schimpf hits lefthanded and has a shorter stroke than Pedroia's, and uses excellent pitch recognition and quick wrists to repeatedly square up balls on the barrel of his bat. He's an aggressive hitter yet has walked as much as he has struck out this spring. Schimpf has average speed and good instincts on the bases. He's a versatile defender who began this season at second base before shifting to the outfield so the Tigers could get freshman shortstop Austin Nola's glove into the lineup. Schimpf's bat profiles much better at second base and will be able to play there in pro ball. He's an adequate defender there, reliable if not spectacular. He has fringy arm strength and needs to work on his double-play pivot. Schimpf figures to get drafted between the fourth and seventh round.
7 207 San Francisco Giants Nick Liles Western Carolina N.C. $120,000
The Catamounts will have several players drafted, though many of them might be better values as senior signs. Nick Liles entered the year with the biggest reputation after hitting .292 with 14 stolen bases in the Cape Cod League last summer. As he did on the Cape, Liles showed gap power and above-average speed this spring while lacking a feel for defense. He is athletic and can play second base, shortstop in a pinch, third base or the outfield.
9 265 Pittsburgh Pirates Brock Holt Rice Texas $125,000
A shortstop at Navarro (Texas) JC, Brock Holt moved to second base after transferring to Rice in deference to Rick Hague, a top 2010 draft prospect. He made a seamless transition to his new position and to batting leadoff for the Owls, hitting for average, controlling the strike zone and offering gap power from the left side of the plate. He's an average runner with the instincts to steal a few bases. A 5-foot-10, 170-pound scrapper, Holt has enough arm and range to tempt a pro team into giving him another shot at shortstop.
10 300 Detroit Tigers Chris Sedon Pittsburgh Pa. $74,000
Sedon had a monstrous year for a 5-foot-10, 170-pound second baseman, batting .398/.449/.796 with 22 homers, 62 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. It's natural to compare Sedon to another undersized Pitt second baseman who hit for big power, Jim Negrych. Sedon lacks his predecessor's extended track record, and he profiles more as a line-drive hitter than a power hitter at the next level. Sedon is a slightly above-average runner who is a solid defender at second base with an adequate arm. He could be drafted in the 10th- to 15th-round range.
12 374 New York Mets James Ewing Southern Mississippi Miss.
13 386 Baltimore Orioles Ty Kelly UC Davis Calif.
Versatile switch-hitter Ty Kelly won the Big West batting title a year ago (.397) but dropped to .307 this spring, albeit with 20 doubles. Kelly is versatile, having played center field in the Cape Cod League last summer and third and second base in college. He's a better fit at second with gap power, average speed and an average to above-average arm.
14 436 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Brownstein New Mexico N.M.
Senior second baseman Mike Brownstein was the Mountain West Conference player of the year after leading the country with 101 hits and putting up a line of .414/.486/.611. His performance warrants a chance, but he's undersized and limited to second base because of his arm strength and throwing angle.
16 493 Chicago White Sox Daniel Wagner Belmont Tenn.
16 499 Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Bortnick Coastal Carolina S.C.
17 503 Seattle Mariners Joe Terry Cerritos (Calif.) JC Calif.
17 512 Kansas City Royals Ben Tschepikow Arkansas Ark.
20 599 Cincinnati Reds Matt Valaika UC Santa Barbara Calif.
21 641 Houston Astros Barry Butera Boston College Mass.
BC outfielder Barry Butera will be a quality senior sign in 2010, though clubs are unlikely to make a serious run at him this year. Butera is athletic and versatile, and he could carve out a niche as a utility player in professional ball. He is capable of filling in at any outfield position or in the middle infield, and he plays the game with energy and intensity. Butera has some strength in his lefthanded swing and is not afraid to work the count. He's a good bunter who runs fairly well.
22 669 St. Louis Cardinals Joey Bergman College of Charleston S.C.
22 680 Chicago Cubs D.J. Fitzgerald Dyersburg State (Tenn.) JC Tenn.
23 691 Colorado Rockies Jose Rivera Universidad Interamericana (P.R.) P.R.
24 733 Chicago White Sox Jeff Tezak Nebraska Neb.
24 735 New York Yankees Isaac Harrow Appalachian State N.C.
24 736 Milwaukee Brewers Peter Fatse Connecticut Conn.
25 771 Los Angeles Angels Michael Demperio Georgia Ga.
26 774 San Diego Padres Kevin Winn Louisiana Tech La.
26 793 Chicago White Sox Matt Harughty Oklahoma Okla.
26 801 Los Angeles Angels Garrett Cannizaro Mandeville (La.) HS La.
Shortstop Garrett Cannizaro's older brother Andy has gotten nine at-bats in the big leagues. Garrett likely will follow in his footsteps by attending Tulane before entering pro ball. The 6-foot, 185-pounder has an advanced righthanded bat with good pop for a middle infielder. Though he has soft hands and a strong arm, he doesn't have the speed or range to project as a shortstop in pro ball. He could wind up as an offensive-minded second baseman in the mold of Mark Loretta.
27 813 Oakland Athletics Michael Gilmartin Wofford S.C.
27 818 Florida Marlins Nate Simon Pepperdine Calif.
27 823 Chicago White Sox Kyle Davis Delaware Del.
28 834 San Diego Padres Vince Belnome West Virginia W.Va.
28 843 Oakland Athletics Conner Crumbliss Emporia State (Kan.) Kan.
29 877 Los Angeles Dodgers Shawn Payne Middle Georgia JC Ga.
30 916 Milwaukee Brewers Brandon Sizemore College of Charleston S.C.
32 981 Los Angeles Angels Raoul Torrez Arizona State Ariz.
33 983 Seattle Mariners Hawkins Gebbers Biola (Calif.) Calif.
35 1057 Los Angeles Dodgers David Iden California Lutheran Calif.
36 1083 Oakland Athletics Jeremy Wells Patten (Calif.) Calif.
36 1097 Philadelphia Phillies Matt McConnell Metro State (Colo.) Colo.
36 1100 Chicago Cubs Brandon May Alabama Ala.
37 1127 Philadelphia Phillies Brodie Greene Texas A&M Texas
Brodie Greene showed his toughness when he missed just a week of action after getting beaned in mid-March, despite needing 10 stitches and multiple root canals to save several of his teeth. He batted .257 before getting hurt, then .384 the rest of the way. A converted outfielder, Greene may have the best all-around tools of the state's college second-base prospects. A 6-foot-1, 195-pound switch-hitter with plus speed, he'll have to learn to draw more walks and better cope with breaking pitches to bat atop a pro lineup. His range and arm are solid for second base.
38 1147 Los Angeles Dodgers Kirby Pellant Corona Del Sol HS, Tempe, Ariz. Ariz.
38 1156 Milwaukee Brewers Casey Stevenson UC Irvine Calif.
40 1214 New York Mets Jerome Pena Western Nevada JC Nev.
Jerome Pena was a high school shortstop, and he played right field and pitched a little last year. This season he went behind the plate for the first time and showed promise. He's athletic back there with a strong arm. A switch-hitter, Pena came on strong late in the season, hitting home runs in both games against Central Arizona in to clinch a berth for Western Nevada in the Junior College World Series. He's committed to Texas Christian but is considered signable.
41 1224 San Diego Padres Dane Hamilton New Mexico N.M.
Third baseman Dane Hamilton is a senior who has shown an ability to hit and could be a late pick.
42 1261 Colorado Rockies Joe Scott Cal State Fullerton Calif.
42 1266 Arizona Diamondbacks Zach Hendrix Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash. Wash.
44 1314 San Diego Padres Ryan Skube Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz. Ariz.
45 1343 Seattle Mariners Kevin Mailloux Canisus N.Y.
45 1361 Houston Astros Adrian Morales Miami Dade JC Fla.
45 1371 Los Angeles Angels Phil Bando JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
46 1387 Los Angeles Dodgers James Smith Second Baptist HS, Houston Texas
47 1402 Washington Nationals Darius Rudoph Snead State (Ala.) JC Ala.
47 1424 New York Mets Ryan Mollica Florida International Fla.
47 1428 Boston Red Sox Jordan Sallis Arkansas-Fort Smith JC Ark.