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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
1s 49 Texas Rangers Mike Olt 3B Connecticut $717,300
Olt followed his older brother Brad to UConn and made an immediate impact as the starting shortstop as a freshman, hitting 13 home runs and setting a school record with 61 RBIs. He ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the New England Collegiate League that summer but was hampered by a sprained ankle in 2009, when he also missed 22 games after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. Olt moved to third base as a sophomore, and his soft hands, smooth actions and strong arm will make him at least a solid-average defender there, and some scouts believe he has Gold Glove potential. He got off to a slow start offensively this spring, struggling against pitches on the outer half and breaking balls, but midway through the season he went to a narrower stance and worked to shorten up his swing. The adjustment paid off, and he was hitting .342/.407/.668 with 16 homers and 59 RBIs. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Olt has good leverage in his swing and above-average raw power, but his swing has holes and scouts still question his pitch recognition. His work ethic garners rave reviews, giving reason to hope he can become an average major league hitter. He's also a good athlete with fringe-average speed. Olt's stock was on the rise down the stretch, and he could be drafted as high as the second round.
13 400 Chicago Cubs Pierre LePage 2B Connecticut
LePage is a high-energy grinder who plays above his tools. LePage's best asset is his ability to handle the bat and make consistent contact; he was the nation's toughest player to strike out this spring, with just two strikeouts through 205 at-bats in the regular season. LePage lacks power but has above-average speed and solid baserunning instincts, helping him swipe 26 bags in 30 attempts. He is an average defender at second base who makes all the routine plays.
28 862 Los Angeles Dodgers Mike Drowne OF Sacred Heart (Conn.)
30 896 Washington Nationals Tim Kiene 1B Avon Old Farms HS, Avon, Conn.
The high school crop in Lower New England is weaker than it has been in years. The headliner is Maryland signee Tim Kiene, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound ox with plenty of raw lefthanded power. The son of a former professional hockey player, Kiene himself played hockey until his junior year of high school before focusing on baseball, and his aggressive, blue-collar hockey mindset translates well to the diamond. Kiene has played left field for Avon Old Farms, but he's a well-below-average runner with a weak arm who will be tied to first base in college and beyond. Some scouts think Kiene's swing is stiff and slow despite his power potential, and he's almost certain to wind up at Maryland.
36 1084 San Diego Padres Rob Gariano RHP Fairfield
Gariano, a righthander, put up better numbers as a junior (5-4, 3.43 with 88 strikeouts an 19 walks in 84 innings) than he did this spring (4-5, 4.29 with 74 strikeouts and 31 walks in 94 innings), but his stuff has been similar. Gariano is undersized at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, but he attacks hitters with an 88-91 mph fastball that has reached 94 at times in the past. He profiles as a reliever because he does not hold his velocity deep into games. Scouts appreciate his tenacity and energy, which earned him the nickname "Red Bull" in the Cape Cod League last summer. His three-pitch mix also includes a fringe-average changeup and a fringe-average slider.
38 1163 Boston Red Sox Tom Bourdon OF Northwest Catholic HS, West Hartford, Conn.
Bourdon, an outfielder whose older brother Mike is a catcher for Division II power Tampa, has a loose, projectable swing and a strong outfield arm, though he's a fringy runner. He's a Boston College signee who also figures to wind up on campus.
47 1422 Seattle Mariners James Wood OF Trinity (Conn.)
49 1474 San Diego Padres Elliott Glynn LHP Connecticut
Glynn, a lefthander, spent his first two seasons at UConn as a two-way player before concentrating solely on pitching this spring. He has emerged as one of the best pitchers in the Big East, going 7-2, 2.12 through 12 starts. Glynn relies on his moxie and feel for pitching more than his stuff, as his fastball is below-average. He typically works at 86-88 mph and touches 89-90 early in games, but his velocity often drops into the 83-86 range in the middle innings. The pitch plays up because he can cut it, and he mixes in a slurvy breaking ball and a changeup that can be effective against righties. Glynn has a smallish 6-foot-1, 175-pound build, but he makes up for his stature with a nasty competitive streak. He profiles best as a reliever and is likely to be drafted between the 10th and 20th round, with a chance to sneak into the top 10 rounds.
49 1493 Boston Red Sox Trygg Larsson-Danforth 1B Yale