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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
12 353 Seattle Mariners Andrew Carraway RHP Virginia
The Cavaliers' top prospect for this year is righthander Andrew Carraway, who shut down a strong UC Irvine club to clinch Virginia's regional victory. He threw seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out three, and improved to 7-1, 4.30 on the season and may have boosted his draft stock. His arsenal isn't overwhelming, but his pitchability and command make everything play up. His fastball sits in the mid-80s and can touch the low 90s. His curveball flashes sharp break and sits in the low 70s, and he also shows a changeup and slider. He should be a quality senior sign.
12 356 Baltimore Orioles Steve Bumbry OF Virginia Tech
17 524 New York Mets Alex Gregory OF Radford
19 586 Milwaukee Brewers Scott Krieger OF George Mason
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. Krieger is limited to left field, but he has a major league body and has been the top power hitter in his conference for the last couple of seasons.
20 598 Atlanta Braves Jeff Lorick LHP Virginia
21 626 Baltimore Orioles Kevin Landry RHP William & Mary $105,000
William & Mary righthander Kevin Landry was another potential top-five-round pick coming into the spring, but he hasn't reached the velocity he showed in the fall. He was 91-94 mph then but has been 87-90 this spring. Some scouts like his big, sweeping breaking ball, while others say it's no more than an average pitch. He went 4-6, 4.72 with 90 strikeouts and 30 walks in 76 innings for the Tribe this spring. He made 20 appearances but only seven of those were starts. Teams can still dream on his 6-foot-6, 210-pound frame.
21 637 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Henderson 3B George Mason
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.
22 678 Boston Red Sox Jordan Flasher RHP George Mason
Righthander Jordan Flasher had Tommy John surgery early in the 2008 season and was still working his way back into form this spring. He pitched just 20 innings and wasn't used on back-to-back days, though he did record six saves. He had 17 strikeouts while walking 10, reflecting the rustiness of his command. Flasher's fastball was at 88-92 mph this spring, though he has been 94-95 in the past and touched 96 in the Cape Cod League in 2007. His curveball gets good reviews but could use more depth. In addition to being a Tommy John alum, Flasher is undersized at 5-foot-11, 165 pounds.
24 731 Houston Astros Mike Modica LHP George Mason
The Patriots were really carried by pitching and defense, however, and a couple of those arms could get drafted. Lefthander Mike Modica was a workhorse and finished the regular season 11-1, 4.17, and he draws pro interest as a lefty who can spin and command a curveball. He needs to cut down his walks.
25 755 Cleveland Indians Blake Hauser RHP Manchester HS, Midlothian, Va.
Blake Hauser came on strong late in the season to earn recognition as the state's top prospect. He's a lanky 6-foot-2, 160-pound righthander from the Richmond area who has a ton of arm speed. He has sat 92-93 mph, and some scouts said he flashed a 95, but his secondary stuff needs work. Committed to Virginia Commonwealth, Hauser's fastball has good life and one scout said he could fit into the Roy Oswalt mold.
25 770 Chicago Cubs Justin Bour 1B George Mason
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. Bour shows the ability to hit for average and power. He's a strapping 6-foot-4, 250 pounds and has drawn physical comparisons to Brett Wallace. Power will be his calling card, though he has the tools to be a good defensive first baseman.
26 781 Colorado Rockies Rhett Ballard RHP Virginia Tech
27 828 Boston Red Sox Reed Gragnani SS Godwin HS, Richmond
Scouts like Reed Gragnani's bat. He's a switch-hitter and has good hands at the plate, making him a line-drive hitter who shows extra-base power now. Scouts also like his makeup and polish. While he was a high school shortstop and could play there in college--he's committed to Virginia--he projects to move to second base at the pro level. Gragnani is an average runner, and it would take significant money to keep him from joining a strong Virginia club in 2010. One scout could see him following the same path as David Adams, a third-round pick of the Yankees last year out of Virginia.
29 864 San Diego Padres Robert Poutier RHP Virginia
31 941 Houston Astros Travis Smink LHP Virginia Military Institute
32 965 Cleveland Indians Matt Packer LHP Virginia
35 1054 Texas Rangers Eddie Butler RHP Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, Va.
36 1078 Atlanta Braves Andrew Wilson RHP Liberty
37 1120 Toronto Blue Jays Shawn Griffith RHP George Mason
41 1225 Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Cannon SS Virginia
Shortstop Tyler Cannon is the best draft-eligible hitter for the Cavaliers, though pro scouts like him better as a catcher or third baseman. He's a switch-hitter who was batting .349/.442/.493 going into super regionals, but scouts aren't convinced he'll hit in pro ball. If he could stick behind the plate his offense becomes less of a concern. He also has the versatility to make him a useful utilityman, and he could be helped by the lack of college hitters in this draft.
42 1256 Baltimore Orioles Joe Velleggia C Old Dominion
44 1327 Los Angeles Dodgers R.C. Orlan LHP Deep Run HS, Glen Allen, Va.
46 1372 Washington Nationals Seth Greene RHP Deep Run HS, Glen Allen, Va.
48 1454 New York Mets Joe Mantiply LHP Tunstall HS, Dry Fork, Va.
49 1470 Detroit Tigers Cameron Giannini RHP Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Va.
50 1503 Oakland Athletics Tanner Biagini 3B Virginia Military Institute