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PickTeamPlayerSchoolPosB/THtWtDOBClass
31Hunt, StevenTulane URHPR/R6'03"2001986-08-16JR400K
Comments: With a strong junior season, Hunt has moved himself into serious first-round contention. While the right-hander doesn't always command his pitches well -- he's walked a few too many this year -- he's got terrific stuff, most notably his fastball and curve, both of which are above average. He hasn't needed a changeup much, but he has the feel for one. There might be one or two right-handers who rank ahead of Hunt heading into the Draft, but he's not too far behind them in the pecking order.
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32Odorizzi, JacobHighland HS (IL)RHPR/R6'02"1751990-03-27HS400K
Comments: A high school pitcher with "helium," Odorizzi is moving up charts thanks to an excellent repertoire, good command and smooth delivery. He's got four offerings that grade out as average or better, a projectable frame that has room for growth. The only things that could hold him back are some questions about his competitiveness on the mound and a commitment to Louisville.
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33Holt, BradleyUNC WilmingtonRHPR/R6'04"1986-10-13JR400K
34Collier, ZacharyChino Hills HS (CA)LFL/L6'02"1851990-09-08HS400K
Comments: Collier began the year behind other California high school outfielders like Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose. He closed the gap with some strong performances this spring, showing some big-time power in some big games. He's still very raw, but with some more instruction, a whole lot could be unlocked.
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35Frederickson, EvanU San FranciscoLHPL/L6'06"2381986-09-23JR400K
36Montgomery, MichaelHart HS (CA)LHPL/L6'05"1801989-07-01HS400K
Comments: Every spring, there seem to be high school lefties who gain some "helium" and move up Draft charts. Montgomery is one of them this season, thanks to a spike in velocity that has the southpaw getting up to 93 mph. Combine that with decent command and a projectable frame and he's becoming more intriguing to teams willing to work with him on developing his secondary offerings.
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37Gillaspie, ConorWichita St U3BL/R6'01"1951987-07-18JR400K
Comments: After a strong Cape season, Gillaspie has followed up with an excellent junior campaign. He's a terrific hitter and has been over .400 for most of the year. His lack of power makes it hard to profile him anywhere other than as a Bill Mueller-type third baseman. There are worse things to be, of course, and a team that values what Gillaspie can do will surely take him.
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38Lyles, JordanHartsville HS (SC)RHPR/R6'04"1851990-10-19HS400K
39Lynn, MichaelU MississippiRHPR/R6'05"2501987-05-12JR400K
Comments: Lacking great pure stuff, Lynn is a level behind the elite college arms in this Draft class. But he makes the most out of his average offerings with excellent command, a knowledge of how to pitch and a real competitive streak on the mound. He's done a good job of maintaining his weight this year and will have to continue to do so as a pro. He won't wow you, but he's the type who could be a solid innings-eater who presumably won't take long to be big-league ready.
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40DeVall, BrettNiceville HS (FL)LHPR/L6'03"2151990-01-08HS400K
Comments: A sort of pitchability high schooler, which is rare, but should not be overlooked. He's got the chance to have three outstanding pitches and knows how to command all three. A big, strong competitor, he goes right after hitters and shows the ability to repeat his mechanics consistently, something that's always a plus for scouts, even if he doesn't light up the radar gun.
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41Flaherty, RyanVanderbilt USSL/R6'03"2001986-07-27JR400K
Comments: A strong and athletic infielder with a classic left-handed swing, he's drawn a comparison to Wally Joyner in terms of his offensive skill set. He should hit for average, but hasn't shown much power at this point. Defensively, he's got a good arm, but does not have the range to stay at short. A move to third might make the most sense given his size.
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42Decker, JaffSunrise Mountain HS (AZ)CFL/L5'10"1901990-02-23HS400K
Comments: While most people were looking at Decker as a hitter, there probably are still some who might consider him on the mound. He can throw upwards of 93 mph with a decent curve, and that arm strength serves him well in the outfield. He's got a pretty good approach as a hitter and has the chance to hit for pretty good power, looking like a Matt Stairs-like right fielder in the future.
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43Miley, WadeSoutheastern Louisiana ULHPL/L6'02"1951986-11-13JR400K
44Bleich, JeremyStanford ULHPL/L6'02"1987-06-18JR400K
45Price, BryanRice URHPR/R6'04"2101986-11-13JR400K
46Forsythe, JohnU Arkansas Fayetteville3BR/R6'00"1987-01-14JR400K
47Lobstein, KyleCoconino HS (AZ)LHPL/L6'03"2001989-08-12HS400K
Comments: A projectable lefty who has the chance to throw three at least average Major League pitches, he certainly will be watched closely all spring. A basketball player as well, Lobstein is athletic on the mound and has a free and easy delivery. He gets started a little late because of hoops, but if he throws as he's capable of as the season wears on, he could be one of the first high school lefties to be taken in June.
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48Scheppers, TannerFresno St URHPR/R6'04"1951987-01-17JR400K
Comments: Originally recruited by Fresno State as a shortstop, he's an intriguing right-hander with a ton of upside. He may be a little raw because of his lack of experience -- he showed just two pitches early in the season -- but the above-average fastball and strong early results will be enough to keep scouts coming and keep him moving up Draft charts all spring.
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49Giavotella, JohnnyU New Orleans2BR/R5'08"1987-07-10JR400K
50Avery, XavierCedar Grove HS (GA)CFL/L5'11"1801990-01-01HS400K
51Gose, AnthonyBellflower HS (CA)OFL/L6'01"1901990-08-10HS400K
Comments: Depending on how he develops, Gose could fit one of two types. He could be a Corey Patterson type, one who flashes brilliance and hits for power but strikes out a lot. He also could be a Juan Pierre type, a leadoff hitter who sprays line drives and steals bases. Either way, someone will draft the Urban Youth Academy product based on his projectability. Gose has also drawn plenty of interest for his ability on the mound, throwing as hard as 97 mph from the left side, but he's been fairly adamant about wanting to be considered an outfielder only.
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52Hand, BradChaska HS (MN)LHPL/L6'02"1851990-03-20HS400K
Comments: Hand, in scouting parlance, has had some helium as the spring unfolded. A strong southpaw who's more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, he does have a pretty good heater and an excellent curve. His delivery will need some work, but there's plenty of room for improvement once he can find some repeatable mechanics. In a fairly weak high school class, a southpaw with an arm like his is bound to get plenty of attention.
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53Lintz, SethMarshall County HS (TN)RHPR/R6'01"1701990-02-07HS400K
54Dykstra, CutterWestlake HS (CA)CFR/R5'11"1801989-06-29HS400K
Comments: The son of former big-leaguer Lenny, this Dykstra has similar bloodlines with athletic ability, plus speed and some pop in his bat. He won't play shortstop as a pro, but profiles better as an offensive-minded second baseman or center-field candidate.
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55Hood, DestinSt Pauls Episcopal HS (AL)LFR/R6'01"1801990-04-03HS400K
Comments: Prospects with the pure athletic ability of Hood will always attract interest. Hood has the potential to do it all, particularly hit with power and run. A shortstop in high school, he'll undoubtedly move to the outfield as a pro. He has some feel for the game, but overall is more projection right now. The big question is whether the team that drafts him will be able to sign him away from being a two-sport star at the University of Alabama.
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56Austin, JosephNorth Atlanta HS (GA)CFL/L5'11"1701990-08-10HS400K
57Ross, RobertLexington Christian Academy (KY)LHPL/L5'11"1851989-06-24HS400K
Comments: Ross is a very intriguing high school lefty who is considered to be one of the better prep southpaws in the Draft class. With a fastball that's plus at times, the possibility of two decent secondary offerings, good command and outstanding competitiveness, he's the type of pitcher who always gets more out of his stuff than others might. He may not have a ton of projection, but he's already pretty good.
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58Ross, TysonUC BerkeleyRHPR/R6'05"2151987-04-22JR400K
Comments: Ross has all the makings of a front-of-the-rotation starter, from stuff to size. He's very imposing on the mound with a fastball that runs up to the mid-90s. He's got two other pitches that work well, albeit with an upright delivery that worries some, but it's worked for him to this point.
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59Peterson, ShaneCal St Long BeachOFL/L6'00"1951988-02-11JR400K
Comments: A fairly good athlete, Peterson has shown the ability to hit for average in college, but it's unclear whether his approach will work at the pro level. There have been glimpses of power in BP, but not in games, lending some to wonder if he's got enough pop to play first or a corner outfield spot as a pro. Defensively, he's fine at either position with enough arm for right. How much power people think he'll develop later on could determine how quickly he gets taken.
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60Ladendorf, TylerHoward ColSSR/R5'11"1901988-03-07J2400K
Comments: Ladendorf was drafted by the Giants in the 34th round last year (the second year in a row he'd been drafted in that round), but he opted to return to Howard for another season. There's little question his Draft stock has risen since then as he's shown the ability to run, hit for power and field his position pretty well for a player his size. He may not be a shortstop long-term, but he's more than athletic enough to handle a switch. Wherever he plays defensively, his size and athleticism should see him get drafted for a third time much earlier than the previous two.
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