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Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus
2 69 Toronto Blue Jays Kellen Sweeney 3B Jefferson HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa $600,000
Sweeney's older brother Ryan was a White Sox second-round pick in 2003 and now starts in right field for the Athletics. Ryan was the better athlete--he could have been drafted just as high as a pitcher--but Kellen is a better hitter at the same stage of their careers. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has a quick lefthanded bat, a fluid stroke and good pull power. He struggled on the showcase circuit last summer, but scouts don't hold that against him because he hurt his elbow pitching in the final game of his junior season and required Tommy John surgery in August. Though he's a slightly above-average runner, Sweeney doesn't cover enough ground to stick at shortstop in pro ball. Assuming he regains his previous arm strength, he could make a good third baseman, and it's possible he could handle second base. Sweeney will go a few rounds later than his brother did, but that should be high enough to divert him from attending San Diego.
11 342 Seattle Mariners Jon Keller RHP Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Keller is more physically developed, carrying 225 pounds and dialing his low-90s fastball up to 93 mph. He has a quick arm that also generates a hard curveball, but his secondary pitches and command aren't consistent because he has trouble repeating his delivery at times.
13 397 Cincinnati Reds Lucas O'Rear RHP Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa may have dropped baseball after the 2009 season, but the program lives on with Lucas O'Rear. He's better known as the two-time Missouri Valley Conference sixth man of the year and one of the players who helped key the Panthers' upset of top-seeded Kansas in the NCAA basketball tournament, but he attended a Perfect Game predraft showcase in mid-May. He hopes to get drafted this June, play his senior season of basketball and then become a full-time pitcher. Interestingly, he almost transferred to Kansas to continue playing both sports before deciding to remain with the Panthers. A 6-foot-6, 255-pound righthander, O'Rear threw an 89-93 mph fastball with little effort and flashed a low-80s slider in 17 innings for Northern Iowa in 2009. His velocity was down slightly at the showcase, understandable considering his layoff from baseball.
21 651 Philadelphia Phillies Jonathan Musser RHP Dowling Catholic HS, West Des Moines, Iowa $300,000
Musser is leaner (205 pounds) and less physical than Jon Keller, but he's more polished. He usually pitches in the high 80s and throws his curveball and changeup for strikes. His status is in question, as he wasn't ready for the start of Dowling Catholic's season in late May because he had a shoulder injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined.
22 667 Cincinnati Reds Kurt Muller OF Iowa
26 802 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Schebler OF Des Moines Area JC $300,000
29 891 Philadelphia Phillies Patrick Lala RHP Kirkwood (Iowa) JC
30 917 Florida Marlins Zach Robertson LHP Iowa
41 1251 Philadelphia Phillies Taylor Zeutenhorst OF Sheldon (Iowa) HS
42 1280 Colorado Rockies Thomas Pereira RHP Indian Hills (Iowa) JC
46 1391 Tampa Bay Rays George Jensen RHP Des Moines Area JC
49 1478 Chicago White Sox Pat Schatz RHP Iowa
50 1514 Atlanta Braves Cory Gabella SS Notre Dame HS, Burlington, Iowa
50 1521 Philadelphia Phillies Damek Tomscha 3B Sioux City (Iowa) North HS