Philadelphia Quakers

Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
2 75 Kelly Dugan OF Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif. Calif. $485,000
Switch-hitting first baseman Kelly Dugan has some power now in his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame and projects to hit for more down the line, though he likely will wind up doing that at Pepperdine. He's a solid runner at around 7.1 seconds over 60 yards and has decent arm strength, so he could give the outfield a try. He's the son of actor/director/producer Dennis Dugan, who has worked frequently with Adam Sandler for years.
3 106 Kyrell Hudson OF Evergreen HS, Vancouver, Wash. Wash. $475,000
It's a down year for Washington's high school players, and teams have split opinions on the state's top prep prospect. On pure athleticism, Hudson rates as one of the best in this year's class. He's a lean but strong 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. His best tool is his speed, as he runs a 6.4-second 60-yard dash and can get from home to first in 4.3 seconds. If he attends Oregon State, he plans to play both baseball and football. The biggest question with Hudson is if he'll hit. He's raw, sometimes looks overmatched against good pitching and struggles to square balls up even in batting practice. There are more non-believers than believers, and as one scout put it, "I've still never seen a guy steal first base." If the bat doesn't develop, his arm is good enough that putting him on the mound could be a fallback option. On top of the questions about Hudson's bat, scouts aren't sure how much he likes baseball. At times he has shown up late to games, or he sits in the dugout while his teammates shag flyballs and doesn't show any fire. One scout witnessed Hudson lollygagging a five-second time to first base on a groundball to the shortstop, with a team's general manager in the stands. Hudson is a definite project, and some scouts wonder if he'll be overwhelmed by the grind of a minor league season.
4 137 Adam Buschini 2B 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.
5 167 Matt Way LHP Washington State Wash. $40,000
Washington State lefthander Matt Way doesn't wow you when he pounds the outer half with straight 88-90 mph fastballs. He does, however, have an above-average changeup that ranked as the best in the Pac-10 this season. He grips the change with his pointer finger curled in like a spike curve, causing the pitch to appear as though it's fluttering up to the plate, eventually taking a sharp drop down and in to lefthanded hitters. He throws it with good deception and confidence. Hailing from Sitka, Alaska, Way had a little further to go than most college players. He mostly throws his fastball and changeup, and his slider is a work in progress. He steps across his body and throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, so he doesn't get a lot of tilt on the pitch, making it sweepy and flat. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is a good athlete who swam and wrestled in high school, and a great teammate who prepares hard for his starts all week. He projects to be the first Northwest senior off the board, likely around the seventh round--much higher than when the Giants selected him last year with their 36th-round pick.
6 197 Steven Inch RHP Vauxhall Academy, Edmonton Alberta $300,000
Righthander Steven Inch came on strong as the draft drew closer and is Canada's second-best prospect. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder throws in the mid- to upper 80s and really knows how to pitch. He fills up the strike zone, has a feel for a breaking ball and does everything effortlessly. He's committed to Kentucky and could be a tough sign.
7 227 Brody Colvin RHP St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La. La. $900,000
Colvin lacks polish and consistency, but he sure looks like a first-rounder when he's on top of his game. He has an extremely quick arm that delivers fastballs up to 94 mph, and there's more velocity remaining in his sculpted 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame. Scouts project that he'll sit at 92-94 mph and touch 96 once he fills out. Colvin's fastball dances and sinks so much that he has trouble controlling it. His No. 2 pitch is a hard curveball with 11-to-5 break that can be unhittable at times. He's still developing feel for his changeup. Colvin stabs in the back of his delivery and throws across his body, so he'll need to clean up his mechanics, which should help with his command. His athleticism--he has average speed and power potential as an outfielder--bodes well for his ability to make the necessary adjustments. Focusing all his efforts on pitching will help too. Colvin came down with blisters at the end of the season, and he topped out at 92 mph in a 11-3 rout at the hands of Byrd High in a Louisiana 5-A first-round playoff game. He has committed to Louisiana State.
8 257 Jonathan Singleton 1B Millikan HS, Long Beach Calif. $200,000
Singleton first came to the attention of scouts and college recruiters in the summer of 2007, when he was 15 and with a wood bat, he blasted a 400-foot home run out of Inland Empire's ballpark. His frame and natural hitting ability have impressed scouts, though his results have lagged behind. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Singleton has an impressive build, and his large, strong hands indicate natural power potential. He has a sweet, fluid swing, and his bat speed produces an audible "whoosh" as he swings at a pitch. He has struggled to connect with quality pitching at showcase events, and an early-season slump this spring drove down his stock. His backswing can get wrapped and unnecessarily long, leading to problems making solid contact. As the season has progressed, though, Singleton has warmed up. He impressed a group of 30 scouts in an Easter tournament game by ripping several base hits. He has excellent defensive skills, and should be an above-average defender at first base. Singleton is just 17, so a club that thinks it can draw out his terrific natural hitting ability can be patient in developing him. He could also shoot up draft boards in three years if he opts for Long Beach State instead of pro ball.
9 287 Aaron Altherr OF Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ariz. Ariz. $150,000
Outfielder Aaron Altherr has a tall and lean 6-foot-3 frame. He hasn't played a lot of baseball, and the game doesn't come easy to him. He's a project, but has athleticism you can't teach. He's committed to Arizona.
10 317 Josh Zeid RHP Tulane La. $10,000
Righthander Josh Zeid was so inconsistent that he pitched just 43 innings in his first three college seasons, two at Vanderbilt and one at Tulane. He started to put things together for the Green Wave this spring, however, and should be one of the better senior signs in the draft. Zeid has a good frame at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, and the arm strength to pitch in the low 90s and touch 95 mph with his fastball. He could use more life on his fastball and more consistency with his slider and command, but he did make progress in all those areas. He projects as a reliever in pro ball.
11 347 Jeremy Barnes SS Notre Dame Ind.
Jeremy Barnes may be more of a utilityman than a shortstop at the next level, but he's a good senior sign who will get the most of his ability. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder has some righthanded pop and led Notre Dame with 15 homers and 70 RBIs this spring after totaling 11 longballs in his first three seasons. He spent his first three years with the Irish at second base, and he has sure hands and good instincts.
12 377 Nick Hernandez LHP Tennessee Tenn. $125,000
More was expected of several Tennessee pitchers, starting with lefthander Nick Hernandez, whose father Nicolas was the eighth overall pick in the 1978 draft as a catcher. He's also the nephew of major league umpire Angel Hernandez. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Hernandez was a potential top 100 pick entering the spring after he led the Cape Cod League with six wins and 57 innings last summer. He showed tremendous control as a sophomore, walking just nine in 84 innings. His walk rate increased this year, and when he caught the plate it was the fat part too frequently. Opponents hit .317 off him with 38 extra-base hits this spring. The velocity on his 88-91 mph fastball fluctuated all year, which made his plus changeup less effective. Hernandez's curveball is below-average, and he'll have to improve that to be a starter long-term in pro ball. He pitched better down the stretch, going at least six innings in each of his final six starts, and could still go in the first six rounds.
13 407 Ryan Sasaki LHP Connally HS, Austin Texas $100,000
14 437 Jake Stewart OF Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. Colo.
Stewart is a phenomenal athlete--some say the best high school athlete ever to come from Colorado. He excelled on the football field, where he was a two-time all-state wide receiver. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder had 60 receptions for 945 yards last fall and had Division I scholarship offers not only in that sport, but basketball as well, where he was a standout forward. But baseball is his first love and will be his sole focus from now on. Described as an all-American kid with great makeup and work ethic, he shows potential in all five tools. He has exceptional speed and gets from home to first in four seconds flat from the right side. His throwing is passable and he has some work to do in the outfield, but scouts believe in the tools. The biggest question is his bat. While he's strong and shows good bat speed, he's raw at the plate, has inconsistent hand positioning and hasn't had much exposure to quality pitching. Stewart won't be easy to sign away from Stanford and will require patience in his development, but if he puts it all together he has a chance to be a special player.
15 467 Austin Hyatt RHP Alabama Ala.
The rest of Alabama's roster includes several players who should be drafted in the eighth- to 15th-round range. Righthander Austin Hyatt, the staff ace this year, is a quality senior who is a command-oriented fastball/changeup pitcher, with the changeup his best pitch.
16 497 Andrew Susac C Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif. Calif.
In a draft year bursting with promising high school catchers, Susac may be the best catch-and-throw receiver available. Big, strong and physical at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Susac uses his quick release and powerful throwing arm to consistently record pop times in the 1.85- to 1.90-second range. Scouts look for catchers who are comfortable behind the plate, and whose receiving style is quiet and relaxed. Susac rates highly in both categories, showing the ability to handle all types of pitches in all locations with ease. Where he ends up getting picked will depend on how much a team believes in his bat. At times this spring, his balance was poor at the plate, he lunged at pitches and his timing was off. He has home run power potential, but he will need to made significant strides as a hitter. But Susac's catch and throw skills alone will carry him into the early rounds of the draft.
17 527 Mike Dabbs OF Oklahoma State Okla.
18 557 Carl Uhl OF UC Riverside Calif.
19 587 Stephen Batts 1B East Carolina N.C.
Batts, a former soccer player, is limited to left field and is more of an organizational player, albeit one with solid hitting ability and average speed.
20 617 Darin Ruf 1B Creighton Neb.
21 647 Chase Johnson RHP South Mountain (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
South Mountain righthander Chase Johnson is 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. There's some effort to his delivery and he struggles to repeat his mechanics, but he can dial it up to 93 mph.
22 677 Bronco Lafrenz C Indiana State Ind.
23 707 Evan Porter SS Nebraska-Omaha Neb.
24 737 Justin Long RHP Bellevue (Neb.) Neb.
Righthander Justin Long was the best player on a Bellevue team that came one win short of the NAIA World Series. A 6-foot-2, 220 pounder, he likes to vary his arm angle to keep hitters off balance. He'll maintain a 90-mph fastball throughout a game and back it up with a cutter/slider in the low 80s. A tough competitor, he also led the Bruins with 11 homers.
25 767 Eric Massingham RHP Cal Poly Calif.
26 797 Brian Gump OF UC Santa Barbara Calif.
Speedy, lefthanded-hitting Brian Gump returned to UCSB after the Mets picked him in the 46th round in 2008. Plus speed (he had 22 steals) is his best tool.
27 827 Marlon Mitchell C Hillsborough HS, Tampa Fla. $125,000
28 857 Justin Beal RHP Missouri Southern State Mo.
29 887 Mark Doll RHP Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) Ga.
30 917 Stephen Kohlscheen RHP Cowley County (Kan.) JC Kan.
Righthander Stephen Kohlscheen, the state's top juco prospect, helped Cowley County reach the Junior College World Series. For a 6-foot-7, 210-pounder, he does a good job of repeating his delivery. His fastball sits at 88-89 mph and touches 93 and could add velocity. He has improved his slider but still needs to make it tighter and more consistent. His father Brian is the Midwest crosschecker for the Phillies.
31 947 David Doss C South Alabama Ala.
32 977 Kevin Angelle LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas
33 1007 Colin Kleven RHP Mountain SS, Langley, B.C British Columbia
Righthander Colin Kleven has a great body at 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, but mechanically he's all over the place. He can throw 90 mph and projects for more, and likely needs another year of junior college to learn how to control his body and become more refined.
34 1037 A.J. Griffin RHP San Diego Calif.
35 1067 Phil Aviola C Wilmington (Del.) Del.
36 1097 Matt McConnell 2B Metro State (Colo.) Colo.
37 1127 Brodie Greene 2B 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 1157 Cory Wine 1B Penn State Pa.
39 1187 Sam Kidd RHP Ohio County HS, Hartford, Ky. Ky.
40 1217 Rob Amaro 3B Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia Pa.
41 1247 Jeff Gelalich OF Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif. Calif.
UCLA recruit Jeff Gelalich attracted attention with a strong frame, average-to-plus arm and solid-average speed. The lefthanded-hitting outfielder has yet to show scouts consistent hitting ability.
42 1277 Matt Laney LHP Miami Dade JC Fla.
43 1307 Frank LaFreniere RHP Ahuntsic (Quebec) JC Quebec
Righthander Francois Lafreniere is 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds and should fill out and get even stronger. He was a 34th-round selection by the Giants last year and has a fastball in the mid- to high 80s with sink and late life. His arm works well and he has the makings of a curveball with bite.
44 1337 Brian Feekin LHP Iowa Western JC Iowa
After redshirting at Nebraska in 2007, lefthander Brian Feekin has led Iowa Western to consecutive Junior College World Series berths. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder threw harder on a more consistent basis in 2008, but toned down his delivery and worked more at 87-90 mph this spring. He's still working on his command and his slider. A 41st-round pick of the Rangers last year, he'll attend Louisville in 2010 if he doesn't turn pro.
45 1367 Richard Bain OF Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville Fla.
46 1397 Jeff Ames RHP Skyview HS, Vancouver, Wash. Wash.
Righthander Jeff Ames entered the season with high expectations but hasn't improved much during his high school career and has battled injuries. He's expected to honor his commitment to Oregon State.
47 1427 Ryan Bollinger 1B Magic City HS, Minot, N.D. N.D.
Georgia isn't known for its junior-college programs, but Middle Georgia and Young Harris consistently produce draft picks and good college players, with Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis (Young Harris) the best recent example. This year's top junior-college talents in the state are all pitchers, including Darton JC righthander Tony Whitenton, who ran his fastball up to 94 mph at times this spring, sitting in the 88-91 mph range. He also flashed a solid to plus slider that had power and some depth.
48 1457 Wander Nunez OF Frankford HS, Philadelphia Pa.
49 1487 Chris Gosik 3B Malvern (Pa.) Prep HS Pa.
50 1517 David Hissey OF Emory Ga.