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Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1 16 Arizona Diamondbacks Bobby Borchering Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. Fla. $1,800,000
As loaded as Florida's high school ranks are in 2009--and several scouts have called it a historically deep year--Borchering established himself early as the state's best bet for a first-round selection, and he hasn't let up. He has excellent size at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and projects as a power-hitting corner infielder. While projecting high school hitters is one of the toughest jobs in scouting, evaluators regard Borchering as one of the safer prep bats in the draft. He has good hands, present strength and excellent bat speed, giving him the ability to hit both for average and for power. He went on a power binge this spring, lifting Bishop Verot from a poor start with seven home runs in a nine-game span. Borchering's bat already was going to get him drafted high, and his improved defense has moved him into first-round consideration. At times last summer he appeared destined to move to first base, and some scouts still see that as his best fit. He has improved his agility and first-step quickness this season, however, and has retained athleticism while filling out physically. He'll never be a graceful or above-average defender, but he has arm strength and soft-enough hands to play third at an average level if he keeps working at it. Borchering's Florida commitment isn't expected to dissuade him from signing in the first 50 picks.
1s 35 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Davidson Yucaipa (Calif.) HS Calif. $900,000
Davidson won the home run derby during the Aflac Classic at Dodger Stadium last summer, and only a late rally by the East squad prevented him from being the game's MVP. Athletic and powerfully built at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Davidson has always flashed impressive raw power. As a junior in the spring of 2008, he put on an eye-opening power display during the National Classic home run contest. Actual games, of course, are not home run derbies, and like many young power hitters, Davidson struggles with consistency and had trouble catching up to quality pitching at some showcase events. When hitting well, he waits out the pitch and then uses a short backswing and sweeping follow-through to wallop the ball. When slumping, he struggles to read the pitch, flinches his front side and commits too early or too late. Davidson's speed is well-below-average, but he does have an above-average arm. His hands and footwork will probably force him to first base down the road. Davidson may never produce in games to match the grades scouts put on his raw power, but the lure of that potential should put him as high as the supplemental first round if he's considered signable away from Southern California.
2 59 Colorado Rockies Nolan Arenado El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif. Calif. $625,000
Arenado was far from impressive during the summer Area Code Games or the fall scout ball season last year. Flashes of power from his bat were negated by his soft frame, lack of speed and absence of athletic ability. But he has since transformed himself. Now strong and fit at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, Arenado's speed is still below-average, but he now exhibits a powerful throwing arm and greatly improved fielding actions. A high school shortstop, Arenado has no chance of staying there after graduation. His improved hands make third base a possibility, but catching is his most likely destination. His muscular build and howitzer arm appear to fit best behind the dish. Scouts are mixed on Arenado's hitting. He has powerful hands that enable him to drive the ball long distances, particularly to the opposite field. But there's some stiffness in his swing, and some scouts worry about his habit of getting too far out front with his front shoulder and arms. Arenado's draft stock jumped during this year's National Classic, when he was named the tournament's most outstanding hitter and was by far the most dominant player. Arenado's power potential alone will get him into the early rounds, in spite of his defensive questions.
2 62 Texas Rangers Tommy Mendonca Fresno State Calif. $587,700
Mendonca is well known to college baseball fans for his tremendous performance--offensively and defensively--in last year's College World Series. He was the Most Outstanding Player in Fresno's unlikely run to the title in Omaha, and he has been nearly as good this season. Mendonca can be streaky both offensively and defensively. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, he has unique power from the left side and puts on one of the best batting practice exhibitions in college baseball. He's a flyball hitter who looks to lift everything, and his opposite-field power is outstanding. On the 20-to-80 scouting scale, he already possesses 50 power, and projects to 60 raw power easily. He has a distinctive swing. He starts with his hands high, then drops them into an angled launch position. He can drive a ball out even if he doesn't get all of it. In an early-season game at Loyola Marymount, he was slightly fooled by a changeup, got out front and under the ball but still lofted it out of the park. Scouts worry about the fundamentals of his swing, however. He comes close to locking or blocking his hands out front in an arm bar action, and he shows a weakness with offspeed stuff, setting a Division I record with 99 strikeouts last season. There are similar questions about his defense, where he looks fluid going to his left but not to his right, and his arm varies from cannon to squirt gun. He doesn't run well. Still, the lure of Mendonca's power bat and record of rising to the occasion will entice an organization to select him as early as the second round.
3 86 San Francisco Giants Chris Dominguez Louisville Ky. $411,300
Dominguez's combination of size (6-foot-4, 235 pounds), power and arm strength is as imposing as any player in this draft. He hits tape-measure shots in batting practice and games, and he has four home run crowns to his credit (New England Collegiate League in 2006, Big East Conference and Cape Cod League in 2008, Big East with a school-record 25 in 2009). "You always worry that he's going to swing and miss, but he's going to hit 25-30 homers if he makes contact," an area scout says. While Dominguez continues to chase breaking balls, he has made strides as a hitter. His 55 strikeouts in 64 games this spring were a far cry from the 88 whiffs he had in 66 games as a redshirt freshman in 2006. He has quieted his approach and shortened his stroke without compromising his power. He doesn't possess an abundance of speed, but he has improved his conditioning and has enough quickness and instincts to have stolen 19 bases in 25 attempts. Scouts still wonder how dominant Dominguez might be on the mound after he showed a mid-90s fastball as a freshman reliever, but he doesn't want to pitch and hasn't taken the mound in the least two years. His arm is an asset at third base, and he has the hands and reactions for the position. He made 23 errors this spring and his range is fringy, so he's not a lock to stay at the hot corner. The Rockies thought they had an agreement with Dominguez when they selected him in the fifth round last year as a draft-eligible sophomore, but he ultimately declined to sign. He'll likely go a round or two earlier this time around.
3 89 Detroit Tigers Wade Gaynor Western Kentucky Ky. $392,400
Western Kentucky made its deepest NCAA playoff run ever, reaching the regional finals. Third baseman Wade Gaynor became the first Hilltopper ever to record a 20-20 season, batting .371 with 25 homers and 21 steals. The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder stands out for his size, bat speed and righthanded power. He has a lot of hand movement before he swings, which could affect his ability to hit for average in pro ball. He has athleticism but is an inconsistent defender.
3 91 Kansas City Royals Wil Myers Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point, N.C. N.C. $2,000,000
Myers emerged last summer and fall as one of the more intriguing bats in the class, and he earned first-round buzz as the year progressed despite poor private-school competition in North Carolina. Most clubs were judging him based on his strong showcase performance, where he showed the athleticism and feel for hitting to project as an average or above-average big league bat. Scouts consider him one of the draft's safer hitters, with a smooth swing he repeats and quick, strong hands. He has the bat speed and leverage to produce future power. A South Carolina recruit, Myers plays all over the field for his high school team--showing upper 80s velocity as a pitcher--but scouts want to try him behind the plate, where he's shown solid catch-and-throw tools. He has yet to handle premium stuff on a consistent basis, so there's no guarantee he'll remain a catcher. An average runner, he has even drawn Dale Murphy as a comparison, right down to a move to right or even center field if catching doesn't work out. Myers doesn't figure to last past the supplemental round.
3s 111 Houston Astros Jonathan Meyer Simi Valley (Calif.) HS Calif. $274,500
Meyer is a versatile player whose draft stock has risen steadily as the season has progressed. A solidly built 6-foot-1 switch-hitter, Meyer has played shortstop and third base as well as catching. And as a pitcher, his fastball ranges from 87-91 mph, peaking at 92. Meyer's curveball is serviceable and could develop into a plus pitch. But his future is likely as a position player. He has the frame and arm to be an outstanding catcher. Yet his hands and fielding actions have improved immensely over the past year, and he flashes the playmaking ability to be an average to plus defensive third baseman as well. Meyer probably does not have the speed or quickness to play short, but second base is also a possibility. He is a recent convert to switch-hitting, and while he shows promise he has more power--and is more comfortable--from the right side.
4 125 Cleveland Indians Kyle Bellows San Jose State Calif. $230,000
Bellows experienced an offensive breakthrough in 2009, hitting .389 with 10 homers, 57 rbis, 10 steals, a .615 slg. pct and a .428 obp. He has always been excellent defensively, excelling either at shortstop or 3rd base, which will probably be his professional home. Bellows committed only 7 errors this season, and notched a .974 fielding percentage. At 6'3" and 210 pounds, he possesses a strong and athletic frame. Now that his hit and power tools have begun to catch up with his defensive skills, Bellows profiles as a versatile asset on the left side of the infield.
5 151 Colorado Rockies Joe Sanders Auburn Ala. $168,300
First-year Auburn coach John Pawlowski was a big league pitcher, but his teams at College of Charleston and now Auburn are known for high-octane offenses with all-or-nothing approaches at the plate. Several highly-regarded sophomores at Auburn struggled this spring with lots of strikeouts, but Sanders, a junior, responded to the approach and was having a tremendous season, ranking second in the Southeastern Conference in home runs in April. But on April 21, he was struck in the jaw with a pitch, and while his jaw didn't need to be wired shut, it was broken. Sanders, whose mother Barbara spent 25 years in the Air Force and went through cancer treatments in 2008, showed his toughness by returning less than a month later for the final series of the season against Alabama. He went 2-for-11 in the set, mashing his 19th homer in the final regular-season game. Sanders' bat is his best tool, as he has hand strength and solid plate coverage. He's played third base and second in college, and he's just an adequate infielder, with erratic footwork. His arm plays at either position, but he may not have the hands to stay in the infield, making him more of a utility player in the Ty Wigginton mold. He has enough speed to make a shift to the outfield possible, but he'll have to be more patient for his power to play in pro ball; he walked just 33 times in 128 college starts. The lack of college hitters may push him into the first six rounds anyway, if he's signable.
5 153 Oakland Athletics Steve Parker Brigham Young Utah $165,600
The first player likely to be selected out of the Beehive State is Brigham Young third baseman Steve Parker, who drew glowing praise from coaches and scouts. BYU recruiting coordinator Ryan Roberts said he likes Parker's chance to hit in the big leagues more than any other player he's coached in his 12 years in the business. The numbers back up the rave reviews. In 205 at-bats, Parker hit .361/.465/.595 with 13 doubles and nine home runs. He shows good pitch recognition and strong wrists. He can drive the ball the other way with authority and is short to the ball with a swing that spends a lot of time in the strike zone. Parker has worked hard to improve his defense at third base, cutting his errors in half this season. He's still likely to move off the position, perhaps to second base, but even if he goes to first base he is a pure enough hitter to warrant a Mark Grace comparison from one scout.
6 173 Seattle Mariners Shaver Hansen Baylor Texas $150,000
Texas colleges are rife with professional second-base prospects, either players who currently man the position (Texas A&M's Brodie Greene, Rice's Brock Holt) or who figure to move there from shortstop (Hansen, Dallas Baptist's Ryan Goins). Hansen is the best of the group because he has the most polished bat. After hitting nine homers in his first two seasons, he exploded for 17 this season, a school record for shortstops. He takes a big swing and has sacrificed some strike-zone discipline for power. He did hit a solid .273 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. A 6-foot, 185-pound switch-hitter, he gets good leverage in his swing from both sides of the plate. Hansen is a below-average runner with a fringy arm, which is why he'll move off shortstop once he turns pro. His instincts make him an effective baserunner and defender. He profiles as an offensive second baseman or utilityman, and he has shown his versatility by starting for the Bears at second base as a freshman and third base as a sophomore.
6 195 New York Yankees Rob Lyerly Charlotte N.C. $125,000
A two-time all-Atlantic-10 Conference choice, Lyerly had a productive college career and has a track record for hitting, including the 2008 Northwoods League batting title. Lyerly is just a fair athlete, and his prospect value will depend on how he translates his smooth lefthanded swing and gap power to wood bats. He played some outfield in college and will have to maintain his mobility to stay in left field.
7 216 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Helm Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz. $500,000
Third baseman Matt Helm entered the season as the best high school position player in the state, then dropped back after he spent most of the year injured. He hurt his knee when he stepped in a hole running a 60-yard dash at a workout. He got back into games late in the year, then injured his ankle in a collision at the plate and ended up in a boot. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is a good hitter with some power. He comes from a good family and school is important. Combine that with the lost year and it's tough to see a team signing him away from Arizona.
10 293 Seattle Mariners Vinnie Catricala Hawaii Hawaii $90,000
Hawaii's best position prospect is junior third baseman Vinnie Catricala, who has shown an ability to make contact since coming to Hawaii as a freshman out of high school in California, where he was a 50th-round pick of the Indians in 2006. Catricala didn't play last summer, hitting the weight room instead and adding strength to his 6-foot-3 frame. This spring he has shown power to all fields, hitting 13 home runs after he hit just seven in his freshman and sophomore years combined. He has a balanced swing and can catch up to good velocity and hard breaking balls, but struggles when a soft-tosser is on the mound. He's just adequate defensively and a move to a corner outfield position may be in his future.
10 311 Houston Astros Erik Castro San Diego State Calif. $105,000
In the summer of 2005, Castro starred at an Area Code preliminary event at LMU. He flashed a powerful throwing arm from right field, and blasted several wood bat shots out of the yard in BP to both left and right field. Castro's below average speed (around 7.3) made it difficult, however, to find an appropriate defensive spot for him. After a freshman year at the University of Arizona, Castro transferred to San Diego State and found a comfortable home behind the plate. Scouts have rediscovered him this year as Stephen Strasburg's catcher. In that role, there is no doubt that Castro's glove is well broken in. Scouts have been impressed with Castro's ability to "stay with" Strasburg's phenomenal stuff. Certainly, Castro does not figure to catch anyone in pro ball whose pitches are quite as lively. In addition, Castro has improved his footwork and release, and combined with his strong arm he is able to consistently fire the ball down to second in the 1.95 to 2.00 range. Maintaining his ability to utilize the opposite field, Castro has been SD State's top hitter this year, a rarity for a backstop. Lefthanded hitting catchers with quality hit, catch and throw abilities are rare in any draft, and Castro has found his niche.
10 320 Chicago Cubs Charles Thomas Edward Waters (Fla.) Fla. $60,000
11 333 Oakland Athletics Mike Spina Cincinnati Ohio
Third baseman Mike Spina broke Kevin Youkilis' Cincinnati single-season home run record with 21 in 2008, then upped the mark to 23 this spring. Spina has a lot in common with Youkilis: a similar build (6 feet, 209 pounds), a quality righthanded bat, the ability to work counts and entry into pro ball as a senior sign. Spina has more raw power than Youkilis did at the same stage of his career, though he's not as athletic or gifted defensively. He has enough arm strength and decent enough hands to be an adequate third baseman in pro ball. Undrafted in two years at Florida CC, Spina was selected in the 45th round by the Twins last June.
11 351 Los Angeles Angels Dillon Baird Arizona Ariz.
Playing first base for the Wildcats is 6-foot-2, 215-pound Dillon Baird, a high school shortstop who is nimble around the bag and adept at picking balls out of the dirt. He's a good runner and has one of the strongest arms on the team, but it's his bat that's been the most impressive this season. Baird led the Pac-10 in batting as part of a .433/.504/.716 line, giving him the sixth-best single-season batting average in school history. Scouts aren't sure he'll be able to duplicate those numbers in pro ball, however.
12 354 San Diego Padres Brayden Drake Missouri State Mo.
12 370 Toronto Blue Jays Bryson Namba Pearl City (Hawaii) HS Hawaii
Third baseman Bryson Namba has been on the prospect radar in Hawaii for a long time. He was the star player for Hawaii's Little League World Series team in 2003, but changed high schools this season and then got kicked off of his new team, losing his chance to play at Hawaii next year in the process. He is also slated to attend Yavapai next year.
13 385 Pittsburgh Pirates Walker Gourley Eastern Wayne HS, Goldsboro, N.C. N.C. $150,000
Eastern Wayne High teammates Walker Gourley and John Wooten were both committed to East Carolina, and led their team to the state 3-A championship series. Gourley was considered the better prospect, with a short swing from the right side and plus arm strength. He lacks the speed to go out as a pro middle infielder and might wind up at third base or perhaps behind the plate.
13 388 Atlanta Braves Jordan Kreke Eastern Illinois Ill.
13 399 St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter Texas Christian Texas
14 413 Seattle Mariners Adam Nelubowich Vauxhall Academy, Edmonton Alberta
Another player who drew late interest after a good showing for a Canadian junior team playing against professional players in Florida is lefthanded-hitting outfielder Adam Nelubowich. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder showed he can handle good velocity consistently with a wood bat. He's still growing into his power potential. With a frame that compares to fellow Canadian Michael Saunders, Nelubowich has room to fill out and add about 15 pounds of muscle.
15 457 Los Angeles Dodgers Jeff Hunt St. Benedict Catholic SS, Cambridge, Ont. Ontario $125,000
Third baseman Jeff Hunt is 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. He has good strength and an above-average arm, but has been inconsistent. Hunt is hard on himself, and while some players need to go to college to fill out, he'd be better served by going out and playing every day.
16 481 Colorado Rockies Dom Altobelli Illinois Ill.
16 484 Texas Rangers Mike Revell Florida HS, Tallahassee, Fla. Fla.
18 538 Atlanta Braves Jakob Dalfonso Middle Georgia JC Ga.
19 570 Detroit Tigers Rawley Bishop Middle Tennessee State Tenn.
Redshirt senior Rawley Bishop, already 23, also should get a shot at pro ball after flirting with .400 most of the season. Injury issues such as past shoulder surgery mar his status, but he's a good hitter with a combined 29 home runs in his two full seasons as a starter.
19 572 Kansas City Royals Ryan Stovall Thomas (Ga.) Ga.
19 574 Texas Rangers Jayce Boyd Tate HS, Cantonment, Fla. Fla.
20 592 Washington Nationals Jack Walker Concordia (Ill.) Ill.
20 594 San Diego Padres John Wooten Eastern Wayne HS, Goldsboro, N.C. N.C.
Eastern Wayne High teammates Walker Gourley and John Wooten were both committed to East Carolina, and led their team to the state 3-A championship series. Wooten is a first baseman with power who should fit into a college lineup early in his career. His father played at East Carolina in the mid-1970s.
21 637 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Henderson George Mason Va.
George Mason dominated the Colonial Athletic Association this year, winning the regular-season title and an at-large regional bid. Outfielder Scott Krieger (.378) and catcher Chris Henderson (.416) shared CAA player of the year honors, and along with hulking first baseman Justin Bour (.336) combined to hit 51 of the team's 81 home runs. Henderson hits for average from the left side, but he doesn't have a great body and his arm is likely short for a pro catcher.
21 644 New York Mets Joe Bonfe Sierra (Calif.) JC Calif.
22 657 San Francisco Giants Drew Biery Kansas State Kan.
23 705 New York Yankees Kevin Mahoney Canisius N.Y.
New York's position player crop is led by a pair of college corner infielders. Canisius third baseman Kevin Mahoney went undrafted in 2008 despite batting .369 with 12 home runs, but he opened eyes last summer in the Coastal Plain League, which he led in homers (13), runs (43), RBIs (43), slugging (.586) and total bases (112), ranking as the circuit's No. 2 prospect. He hit for even more power this spring, leading the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in homers (22) and RBIs (62). Scouts grade Mahoney's raw power as a 55 to 60 on the 20-80 scale, and his current power as a 50. He's a smart, disciplined hitter with a compact lefthanded stroke, and he never gives up an at-bat. Mahoney is a below-average runner, but he has good baserunning instincts and just missed posting a 20-20 season, stealing 19 bags in 20 tries. He works hard at his defense and is serviceable at third base, with decent hands and adequate arm strength but below-average range. Mahoney could be a cost-saving senior sign in the top 10 rounds.
25 757 Los Angeles Dodgers Richie Shaffer Providence HS, Charlotte N.C.
Another player who might have gone in the first two rounds, Richie Shaffer, was one of the hardest players to peg this season. He has shown premium power tools both as a hitter and pitcher, and Clemson covets him as a two-way recruit. The Tigers' chances to get him improved when he injured his left hand in December and then had surgery at the end of March to repair a broken hamate bone. Scouts like Shaffer better as a position player because he has lots of leverage in his swing, plus raw power and a third-base arm. He pitched more this spring because of his hand injury and showed excellent stuff, with a 90-93 mph fastball that hit 94. He's also been in the upper 80s in other outings. He's a solid athlete with below-average speed. Shaffer likely would need top-three-round money to pass up his Clemson scholarship, and teams may be reluctant to pay that after his hand injury. He also could be a summer follow.
25 764 New York Mets Josh Dunn Sickles HS, Tampa Fla. $125,000
26 780 Detroit Tigers Edgar Corcino Adolfina Irizarry De Puig HS, Toa Baja, P.R. P.R.
Edgar Corcino is a big third baseman who has been trying to catch. He's athletic and projectable with a good arm and some juice in his bat, as well as holes in his swing. He'll get a chance in the later rounds.
26 788 Florida Marlins Brent Weaver Oklahoma City Okla.
First baseman Brent Weaver was the NAIA player of the year after hitting .419 with 37 homers, the second-most in NAIA history. It was a remarkable end to a six-year college career. The Brewers drafted as a pitcher in the 38th round in 2003 out of Midwest City (Okla.) HS, where he was a teammate of Matt Kemp. He pitched at Oklahoma State in 2004, but tore his labrum and underwent two shoulder surgeries. After redshirting in 2005, he blew out his elbow that fall and needed Tommy John surgery. Weaver missed all of 2006 and spent 2007 at Rose State (Okla.) JC before transferring to Oklahoma City, where the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder hit 61 homers in two years. He's 24 and ancient for a college player, but his righthanded power should buy him the opportunity to play pro ball.
26 798 Boston Red Sox Miles Head Whitewater HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Ga. $335,000
If only Lane and Miles Head could share tools. Head has a bad body but is the best prep hitter in the state this year, in terms of pure hitting ability, and is a key Georgia recruit. He could go in the fifth to eighth round to a team that believes he can catch or hold down third base defensively. His arm is fringe-average, and he could be a playable defender at the college level. Then scouts could see if he improves his conditioning and tones up his body. He repeats his short swing and has some present strength, and he could contribute immediately with the Bulldogs next spring.
27 807 San Francisco Giants Kyle Mach Missouri Mo.
27 821 Houston Astros Aaron Bray Charlotte N.C.
28 853 Chicago White Sox Robby Cummings UC Santa Barbara Calif.
28 860 Chicago Cubs Jordan Petraitis Miami (Ohio) Ohio
Senior Jordan Petraitis has the body and tools to be a successful third baseman, though he'll have to turn on more pitches and produce more home runs in pro ball. The 6-foot-3, 201-pounder has strength in his righthanded swing but doesn't drive the ball as much as scouts would like. A former shortstop, he has a strong arm and solid range at the hot corner.
30 905 Cleveland Indians Bryson Smith Young Harris (Ga.) JC Ga.
31 926 Baltimore Orioles Mike Flacco CC of Baltimore County-Catonsville (Md.) Md.
Mike Flacco is the brother of Joe Flacco, the former Delaware quarterback who was a standout rookie for the Baltimore Ravens last season. The younger Flacco has an athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and batted .372/.431/.798 with nine home runs for Catonsville this season. He has some juice in his bat and projects as a corner infielder, though he'll probably end up at first. Working against him are a history of injuries and the fact that he's a 22-year-old freshman.
31 933 Oakland Athletics Ian Texidor Centro Especializado de Educacion Avanzada, Rio Piedras, P.R. P.R.
31 935 Cleveland Indians Raynor Campbell Baylor Texas
31 942 Minnesota Twins Cody Martin Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga. Ga.
33 989 Cincinnati Reds Will Stramp Lubbock Christian (Texas) Texas
Outfielder Will Stramp won MVP honors at the NAIA World Series after leading Lubbock Christian to its second-ever championship. A 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, he batted .498 with 27 homers and 99 RBIs, leading the NAIA in hitting, hits (115) and total bases (225). The righthanded hitter, who spent his first two college seasons at Dallas Baptist, has plus speed and decent tools across the board. He's capable of playing all three outfield positions.
33 995 Cleveland Indians Chris Kersten Louisiana Tech La.
33 1004 New York Mets James Schroeder Southern Arkansas Ark.
33 1006 Milwaukee Brewers Jacobbi McDaniel Madison (Fla.) County HS Fla.
35 1049 Cincinnati Reds Oliver Santos South Carolina-Salkehatchie JC S.C.
37 1119 St. Louis Cardinals Rich Racobaldo Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.
38 1135 Pittsburgh Pirates Jake Lamb Bishop Blancet HS, Seattle Wash.
Seattle's Jake Lamb has played shortstop this year for Bishop Blanchet, a private powerhouse that also includes one of Washington's top 2010 players, outfielder Josh Sale. Lamb profiles as a third baseman, though some would like to try him out behind the plate because of his arm strength. He hit well this year and has a chance to hit as a pro, but because he's grown up in the shadow of UW he's expected to end up at Washington.
38 1159 Tampa Bay Rays Drew Hillman Orange Coast (Calif.) JC Calif.
38 1160 Chicago Cubs Bobby Wagner Panola (Texas) JC Texas
39 1175 Cleveland Indians Brian Hernandez UC Irvine Calif.
40 1204 Texas Rangers Taylor Vail Cabrillo (Calif.) JC Calif.
40 1217 Philadelphia Phillies Rob Amaro Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia Pa.
41 1231 Colorado Rockies Matt Sanders Clemson S.C.
41 1236 Arizona Diamondbacks Cade Kreuter Hart HS, Newhall, Calif. Calif.
42 1253 Seattle Mariners Steve Hagen Eastern Oklahoma State JC Okla.
42 1257 San Francisco Giants Nick Schwaner New Orleans La.
42 1279 Tampa Bay Rays Bennett Davis Elon N.C.
Senior infielder Bennett Davis should get drafted based on his feel for hitting. Davis hit 18 homers and showed solid-average defensive tools this spring.
43 1290 Detroit Tigers Andrew Allen Central Arizona JC Ariz.
43 1303 Chicago White Sox T.J. Williams Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. Ariz.
43 1306 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Dhanani Thompson Rivers (B.C.) British Columbia
43 1309 Tampa Bay Rays Geno Glynn Minnesota State Minn.
44 1341 Los Angeles Angels R.J. Santigate Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Shortstop R.J. Santigate has always tantalized scouts with his frame. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, the lefthanded hitter has always been more projection than production, but this year he turned it on and hit like scouts always believed he could. He has grown up around the game, and his father coached Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis and Tottenville High to two consecutive New York City Public Schools Athletic League titles in 1995 and 1996. Santigate is expected to end up at Long Beach State.
45 1352 Kansas City Royals Derek Spencer Bowling Green State Ohio
46 1380 Detroit Tigers Nate Goro Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo. Mo.
46 1381 Colorado Rockies Tyler Wallace Eaton (Calif.) HS Calif.
46 1383 Oakland Athletics Joel Eusebio Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC Okla.
46 1390 Toronto Blue Jays Carlos Castro Lon Morris (Texas) JC Texas
46 1399 Tampa Bay Rays Aaron Oates Skyline HS, Oakland Calif.
47 1430 Chicago Cubs Joe Jocketty Watkins HS, St. Louis Mo.
48 1436 Baltimore Orioles Ryan Burnaman San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
48 1444 Texas Rangers Cole Frenzel Dickinson (N.D.) HS N.D.
First baseman Zac Elgie, who's now at Kansas, surpassed Darin Erstad as North Dakota's highest prep draft pick ever last year, when the Athletics made him a 12th-round pick. Some talent evaluators say Cole Frenzel is a better prospect than Elgie because he hits lefthanded, has more bat speed and a purer swing. Six-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Frenzel offers big power and arm strength. His position is in question, as his below-average speed means he won't be able to play shortstop after high school. If he attends Arizona as expected, he'll probably move to third base, and he could try catching once he turns pro. He also starred in football and basketball and led Dickinson to the last two state Class A baseball championships.
49 1477 Los Angeles Dodgers Christian Walker Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic HS, Limerick, Pa. Pa.
49 1487 Philadelphia Phillies Chris Gosik Malvern (Pa.) Prep HS Pa.
49 1488 Boston Red Sox Chris Costantino Bishop Hendricken HS, Warwick, R.I. R.I.
Chris Constantino has been the best prep pitcher in the Ocean State this spring, but his future is with the bat. He has above-average raw power from the right side, and his strong arm plays well at third base, though he might wind up at first as he matures. Constantino is going to Walters (Tenn.) State JC.
50 1493 Seattle Mariners Evan Sharpley Notre Dame Ind.
50 1503 Oakland Athletics Tanner Biagini Virginia Military Institute Va.