Los Angeles Dodgers

Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
1 16 Chris Reed LHP Stanford Calif. $1,589,000
Last year was the first time since 1999 that Stanford didn't have a player selected in the first five rounds of the draft. That won't happen again this year because of Reed, who could go as high as the sandwich round. Reed is listed at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but scouts say he has grown and gained strength from last year to this year. His fastball varies from 89-91 mph some nights to 92-94 on others, and he has touched 96. He'll show a power slider and above-average changeup, but all of his stuff needs more consistency. That should come with experience. Reed has totaled just 68 innings at Stanford and has started only one game. His size, athleticism and three-pitch mix will tempt teams to give him a shot as a starter in pro ball.
2 73 Alex Santana 3B Mariner HS, Cape Coral, Fla. Fla. $499,500
Santana, the son of ex-big leaguer Rafael Santana, has a big body at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds and may outgrow shortstop. He definitely has the hands and footwork to have a chance to handle third base, however, and as a projectable, athletic frame. With more strength, Santana's bat could provide the power to profile at third base. He has solid bat speed but may needs some tweaks to his swing path to project to hit for more power. He's an average runner at best and speed doesn't figure to be part of his game.
3 103 Pratt Maynard C North Carolina State N.C. $315,000
The first thing scouts notice about Maynard is his hitting ability from the left side. He hit just .273 as a sophomore, but with 11 home runs and more walks (64) than strikeouts (42). The new bats in college baseball this season haven't seemed to affect him, as he was hitting .330/.408/.481 in 212 at-bats. His power is more in the form of doubles this season and scouts think he'll continue to show more line-drive power than home runs as a pro. He hasn't walked as much this season, but still shows good plate discipline. The doubts surround Maynard's ability to catch, though teams will give him every chance given the lack of depth at the position. He needs polish in all facets defensively, and if he has to move to a corner, his lack of home run power dents his profile. If a team believes in Maynard behind the plate, he could go off the board in the fifth round.
4 134 Ryan O'Sullivan RHP Oklahoma City Okla. $100,000
Ryan O'Sullivan was supposed to be San Diego State's ace in 2011, following in the footsteps of Stephen Strasburg and Addison Reed. But O'Sullivan injured his elbow in his first inning of the 2010 season and didn't pitch again that year, then transferred to Oklahoma City for academic reasons, which also forced him to sit out this spring. O'Sullivan showcased his stuff in bullpen sessions at Oklahoma City and in front of dozens of scouts in workouts in his native California. A 6-foot-1, 195-pound righthander, he displayed a 92-94 mph fastball and 80-81 mph curveball. He has the same command but better stuff than his older brother Sean, a member of the Royals rotation. Scouts questions Ryan's work ethic but like his arm, and a team that overlooks his layoff could consider him as early as the fifth round. The Giants selected him in the 10th round out of high school three years ago.
5 164 Scott McGough RHP Oregon Ore. $150,300
Scouts got excited about McGough, the son of a former Indians farmhand, after he went 5-2, 2.45 last spring and then had a successful summer with Team USA. His results (4.28 ERA in 29 appearances) haven't matched his stuff this season pitching out of the Ducks bullpen, which has puzzled scouts. He isn't physical at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, but he's the best athlete on the staff and has a quick, loose arm. He pitches at 92-94 mph with his fastball and can run it up to 96. Oregon tried to add a curveball and a changeup to McGough's arsenal this year, but he decided to focus on developing one wipeout pitch instead of three average offerings. His go-to strikeout pitch is an 82-84 mph slider that has been inconsistent this spring, but he can throw it for strikes. McGough can get caught between breaking balls, but his slider has the chance to be above-average. His pure stuff, solid track record and competitive makeup give him the potential to work at the back end of a bullpen.
6 194 Scott Barlow RHP Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, Calif. Calif. $150,000
Scott Barlow is a rangy, long-limbed righthander with loads of projection once he fills out his 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame. The Fresno State signee is a good athlete with a loose high three-quarters arm action. His fastball velocity is no better than fringe-average currently, but he figures to throw harder in time. He also has good feel for a big-breaking curveball.
7 224 Scott Woodward OF Coastal Carolina S.C. $50,000
Scott Woodward should get picked. Woodward is physical (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and a plus runner who has played the outfield and third base in his career. He's a lefthanded hitter whose bat wrap and swing path lead to plenty of swings and misses.
8 254 Rick Anton LHP Utah Utah $25,000
Anton helped himself out with a great outing against John Stilson and Texas A&M. He pitches with a fringy fastball but has touched 92 mph as late as the fourth inning, with a four-pitch mix. In addition to the fastball, he throws a changeup, a curveball and a cutter that he added this year.
9 284 Tyler Ogle C Oklahoma Okla. $100,000
Oklahoma has had nine catchers drafted in the first 10 rounds, most recently Jackson Williams (sandwich round, Giants, 2007) and J.T. Wise (fifth round, Dodgers, 2009), and the Sooners should have another one this year in Tyler Ogle. The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder stands out most for his offensive ability. He makes consistent hard contact and has solid power from the right side of the plate, and he controls the strike zone well. He's a decent defender with fringy arm strength.
10 314 Jamaal Moore LHP Westchester HS, Los Angeles Calif.
Lefthander Jamaal Moore was limited by elbow problems for much of the spring, but he picked up a little steam late in the spring. Loose and athletic but raw, Moore projects to add velocity to his 86-88 mph fastball in time.
11 344 Scott Wingo SS South Carolina S.C.
12 374 O'Koyea Dickson 1B Sonoma State (Calif.) Calif.
13 404 David Palladino RHP Emerson (N.J.) HS N.J.
14 434 Justin Boudreaux SS Southeastern Louisiana La.
Boudreaux has held down a starting job for three seasons for Southeastern Louisiana, moving down into the middle of the lineup. He's traded swings and misses for power and has produced, with 21 home runs the last two seasons and 2011 numbers on par with those of 2010 despite the less-lively bats (.932 OPS this season, .970 in 2010). More offensive than fellow Louisiana college shortstops Peterson and Nola, Boudreaux has both power and speed, as he's a 6.6-second runner over 60 yards and has the bat speed to catch up to good fastballs. His swings and misses tend to come when he doesn't adjust to breaking balls, and at times he's too stubborn for his own good, being slow to adjust to pitchers' gameplans. He needs to shorten up better with two strikes and protect the plate when behind in the count. Defensively, Boudreaux is a solid college shortstop who has pressed in his draft year, committing 27 errors. Some scouts like him better at second base, as he has enough arm strength to turn the double play. Others aren't confident in his athletic ability to stay in the middle infield and see him as a better fit at third base, where his bat may not play as well. Boudreaux has enough power to push his way into the sixth-to-10th-round range.
15 464 Craig Stem RHP Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) Tenn.
16 494 Jeff Schaus OF Clemson S.C.
Schaus, a senior, has limited athleticism and should be a solid organization player. He's a smart, polished hitter who knows the strike zone and should have power. After hitting 28 homers the previous two seasons, though, he had none in 2011.
17 524 Jesus Valdez 3B Oxnard (Calif.) JC Calif.
An unsigned fifth-round pick of the Angels out of high school last year, Valdez had committed to Arizona but wound up at Oxnard instead. His stock has held steady after a year of junior-college ball, and he figures to be drafted in the same range this year. He has made strides throwing quality strikes, and his breaking ball has improved. He threw a loopy curveball a year ago, but now he's throwing a slider. His fastball is his bread and butter, sitting at 90-92 and peaking at 94. He dabbles with a changeup, but it is still in its nascent stages. Valdez has a quick arm and a loose, wiry 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. Scouts would like to see him develop a more aggressive approach on the mound, and they question his work ethic and intensity. He has the arm strength to reach the big leagues, but his current repertoire suggests he'll be a reliever in pro ball.
18 554 Chris O'Brien C Wichita State Kan.
It's fair to say that no one anticipated Chris O'Brien's breakout season. He hit .272/.365/.401 in his first two seasons at Wichita State, then dipped to .197/.282/.219 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. He looked like a different hitter this spring, batting .410/.495/.643 with a 40-18 BB-K ratio even after the NCAA switched to less lively bats. A 6-foot, 219-pound switch-hitter, he took regular batting practice in the offseason and made his stance wider and more open. Though catchers who can hit are always in demand, O'Brien probably won't go in the first five rounds. He has fringy arm strength and receiving skills, though he does earn high marks for his ability to call pitches and run a pitching staff. His father Charlie was an All-America catcher for the Shockers and spent 15 years in the majors thanks to his defensive prowess.
19 584 Garrett Bush RHP Seminole State (Fla.) JC Fla.
Garrett Bush, a 6-foot-5 transfer from Auburn who is a Jacksonville native, still has projection as he came to pitching late in high school. For now his stuff is fringy at best and not as firm as the Seminole State teammate and ace, Dejai Oliver.
20 614 Vince Spilker RHP Johnson County (Kan.) JC Kan.
Jeff Soptic wasn't the only pitcher drawing scouts to Johnson County CC. Vince Spilker doesn't hit 100 mph like Soptic can, but he's a more well-rounded pitcher. He has gotten into better shape in two years of junior college, and the 6-foot-4, 220-pound righthander now works with a 90-94 mph fastball with armside run. He also throws a hard slider, and his curveball and changeup have potential as well. There is some effort to his delivery, which detracts from his control. The Rays drafted Spilker in the 49th round two years ago out of a Missouri high school.
21 644 Zak Qualls LHP Rancho HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Qualls has lots of projection with his long and lanky, 6-foot-3, 160-pound frame. He may be too far away for a club to take now, as his fastball is mostly in the 84-86 mph range with good armside run. He pitches with confidence and throws a sweepy slider and an occasional curveball and changeup.
22 674 Kyle Conwell OF Bellevue (Wash.) JC Wash.
23 704 Garrett Bolt RHP Western Illinois Ill.
24 734 Matt Shelton RHP Sam Houston State Texas
25 764 Travis Burnside OF Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC S.C.
The state's best junior college prospect is outfielder Travis Burnside at Spartanburg Methodist JC, who was drafted out of high school in 2009 by the Dodgers. Burnside is a plus runner and defender who hit .335 this season with eight home runs.
26 794 Freddie Cabrera RHP Central Methodist (Mo.) Mo.
27 824 Taylor Garrison RHP Fresno State Calif.
28 854 Joey Winker OF Mercer Ga.
29 884 Joe Robinson RHP Nevada-Las Vegas Nev.
30 914 Adam McConnell SS Richmond Va.
31 944 Mickey McConnell SS St. Mary's Calif.
32 974 Hunter Jennings OF Delgado (La.) JC La.
33 1004 Malcolm Holland 2B Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Ariz. $150,000
34 1034 Rob Chamra RHP North Carolina State N.C.
35 1064 Mike Thomas LHP Rider N.J.
36 1094 Kevin Taylor 2B Western Nevada JC Nev.
37 1124 Reid Redman 3B Texas Tech Texas
38 1154 Devin Shines OF Oklahoma State Okla.
39 1184 Jordan Kipper RHP Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
40 1214 Stefan Jarrin 2B San Gabriel, Calif. (No school) Calif.
41 1244 Casey Thomas 2B Desert Vista HS, Phoenix Ariz.
42 1274 Max Povse RHP Green Hope HS, Cary, N.C. N.C.
Max Povse, a UNC Greensboro signee, is 6-foot-8, 190 pounds. He doesn't yet use his height to his advantage, as he is slight hunched over in his delivery. He has an 86-89 mph fastball and the makings of a decent curveball.
43 1304 Alex Hermeling RHP Glenbrook North HS, Northbrook, Ill. Ill.
44 1334 Austin Slater SS Bolles School, Jacksonville Fla.
Several potential premium picks are thought to be tough signs, such as Stanford recruits Austin Slater and Domonic Jose, the son of former big leaguer Felix Jose. Slater was banged up all spring and will take his intriguing raw power to school.
45 1364 James Lynch OF Salisbury (Conn.) HS Conn.
46 1394 Victor Munoz C Claremont (Calif.) HS Calif.
47 1424 Gregg Downing LHP Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H.
48 1454 Kevin Thompson SS Eastern New Mexico N.M.
49 1484 J.J. Ethel C Louisville Ky.
50 1514 Chris Ellis RHP Spain Park HS, Birmingham Ala.
Righthander Rocky McCord emerged as the second-best pitcher in the state behind Clay Holmes, after Chris Ellis was injured this spring. Ellis, a Mississippi recruit, has an excellent body at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, with a funky arm action that hurts his projection, and he was never fully healthy all spring. He's headed to school.