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2012 MLB Draft Pitcher Rankings

1. RHP Lucas Giolito (Harvard-Westlake HS, California): broke out by throwing 91-94 FB, peak 96-97, but found himself sitting 96-98 by late last summer; stays 93-96 like he’s just having a catch, hitting 97-98 with whispers of even higher (100); will take a little off the FB (92-94) at times to increase the movement; evolution of his breaking ball has been fun to watch: what started as a good 77-82 CB, slowly firmed up to steadier 80-82 and is now a plus-plus pitch at 82-84, hitting 86; he commands his CB exceptionally well for a prep arm; CB has come and gone from appearance to appearance, so there is still some inconsistency with the pitch that needs to be addressed; turned an average 82-84 straight CU into a much improved pitch (his arm action mimics his FB much better now) that he relies on heavily; consistently pitches low in the zone with all three pitches; some reports claim he throws two distinct breaking balls, but I’ve only personally seen him throw a CB, not a SL – confusion could stem from older reports of a 79-83 SL that flashes plus-plus, but I think that’s just misidentification of the CB; easy, repeatable delivery; broad shouldered and not afraid to throw inside to anybody; Giolito in a word: fearless; has been compared to Josh Johnson, a pitcher I once used as a comparison for Jameson Taillon – I was a big fan of Taillon then, and I am an even bigger fan of Giolito, the 2012 MLB Draft’s best prospect, now; 6-6, 230 pounds

2. San Francisco JR RHP Kyle Zimmer: 91-94 FB, 95-97 peak but can get it up to 99 when juiced; some of the best FB command of any amateur you’ll ever see;  there is some talk of inconsistency with his fastball, but I’m not taking that bait: looking at start-by-start velocity shows that he most commonly sat 93-96, even late in games; he was down to the upper-80s in one start (92 peak), but rebounded to show 92-93 (95 peak) the next Friday; inconsistent but really good 81-86 SL with cutter action that could become plus pitch in time; 76-81 kCB that flashes above-average to plus, presently his strongest secondary offering; raw 78-86 CU that he used more frequently with each game, both picking and hitting his spots better as the year progressed – he often used the change early in counts to set hitters up as he is unafraid to pitch backwards when necessary; one nitpick: command of breaking stuff comes and goes; relatively new to pitching, so he has the benefits (and potential injury downside) of a fresh (or unready) arm – I can understand those who are worried that he has done too much too soon on the mound developmentally, but believe that with proper care in pro ball he’ll be fine; outstanding athlete with the chance for three (or four) plus pitches, an arm with limited mileage, and pinpoint fastball command all sounds like a potential first overall pick and frontline MLB starting pitcher; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 8.93 K/9 | 91.2 IP
2012: 10.80 K/9 | 1.73 BB/9 | 2.80 FIP | 88.1 IP

3. LSU SO RHP Kevin Gausman: 91-95 FB, most often 93-96, 97-99 peak; easy velocity; 88-91 two-seamer; 74-79 CB with upside that is really coming on, flashes plus already; better at 79-83 velocity, but still an inconsistent pitch; promising 82-86 CU with splitter action that flashes plus; has improved what was once an average at best 79-82 SL a lot, now flashes plus consistently (up to 83-87); throws more sliders than curves – SL is the pitch for swings and misses, curve works better for called strikes; 6-4, 185 pounds

2011: 8.93 K/9 | 89.2 IP
2012: 10.43 K/9 | 2.02 BB/9 | 2.86 FIP | 115.2 IP

4. Mississippi State JR RHP Chris Stratton: 88-92 FB, 93-96 peak; velocity up in 2012 – more often 90-94, peaking at 95-96 consistently; leaves his FB up on occasion and it leads to trouble; holds velocity really well; really tough to square up on anything he throws, leaving him with reputation as a groundball machine; quality 77-80 CB; emerging 81-83 CU that is a good pitch now, could be plus in time; good 82-87 SL that flashes plus, but is hit or miss depending on start; solid cutter; added an effective two-seam FB; seen as four-pitch starter, but, depending on how you want to classify his fastball variations, he could eventually throw six legit pitches for strikes; above-average control and command; this is a comp that is decidedly not a comp, but a scout who saw Stratton said that, at his best, he reminded him of a righthanded version of Cliff Lee, mostly because his repertoire is so deep that he can use whatever pitch is working best on any given day; the fact that he throws two distinct breaking balls and has the fearlessness/understanding about how to use them is really impressive for an amateur prospect; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 9.47 K/9 | 76 IP
2012: 11.00 K/9 | 1.97 BB/9 | 3.47 FIP | 109.2 IP

5. Stanford JR RHP Mark Appel: sits 93-97 with four-seamer, hitting 99; holds velocity late: still at 94-95 in ninth innings; all FBs typically between 90-95; 88-92 two-seam FB with excellent sink; excellent FB command, but gets in trouble with too many hitter’s strikes – almost a little bit of a great control vs. good command situation; FB also gets in trouble at higher velocity when it flattens out and comes in too straight, especially when he forgets about two-seamer; sat consistently 96-98 with FB in summer 2011; easiest high velocity arm in class by a wide margin; rarely dips below 92; opening start 2012: 91-95 FB, 97 peak; above-average 82-84 SL that remains inconsistent; low-80s CU; for me, he’s at his best when he is 92-94 with plus sink and throwing lots of SL, sometimes gets too dependent on FB and overthrows it causing him to miss up in the zone; as the spring moved on, his SL improved considerably, though it lacks the sharpness and break of a true SL (it is more of a hybrid-breaking ball at this point) – now it is a more consistent, though still not reliable, 82-85 pitch with plus upside that can reach even higher (86-87 when he rears back); 80-85 circle CU with very good sink is currently an average big league pitch with plus upside – it is currently his best swing and miss pitch and my favorite of his offspeed offerings; can get in trouble showing too much of the ball in his delivery; no denying his raw stuff – taken individually, each pitch grades out as above-average to plus down the line, but the inability to throw all three pitches for strikes on any given day continues to be his downfall; downfall is, of course, relative – he still has the upside to be a frontline starter with the realistic floor of big league innings eater; 6-5, 205 pounds

2011: 7.42 K/9 | 110.1 IP
2012: 10.06 K/9 | 1.89 BB/9 | 3.14 FIP | 119 IP

6. LHP Max Fried (Harvard-Westlake HS, California): fastball velocity and sharpness of his breaking ball have been Fried’s big bugaboo’s all spring; generally speaking, he’ll sit comfortably in the upper-80s, but he has also been clocked at a steady 87-92 FB; his most recent outing found him at 92-95; long story short: getting a “true” idea of Fried’s current velocity is a fool’s errand – projecting where he’ll be once he starts pitching every fifth day with professional coaching is how pro scouting staff’s make their money; with his delivery, build, and flashes of present velocity, it is easy to imagine him sitting 88-93 and occasionally hitting 95 (i.e. Cole Hamels velocity); FB has good movement and natural sink at any velocity; really good 71-78 CB with plus upside that he leans on heavily; like FB, curve comes in at a wide range of velocities, but is most often in the harder 74-79 range; some (like me) think he might actually intentionally mix up his curves – a softer, loopier one in the lower-70s and the sharper, swing and miss plus one in the upper-70s; his best curves have gorgeous shape and huge break; the breaker can be inconsistent, but flashes plus-plus; good emerging 78-84 CU that also flashes plus; besides fluctuating velocity, there is some concern about his command of offspeed stuff and difficulty repeating his mechanics – I think the mechanical issues will work themselves out (elite athleticism will do that), but, if not, good coaching should get him there; great athlete with a plus hit tool and legit raw power; great pickoff move and a plus defender; this is the time of year for overly enthusiastic hyperbolic commentary, so let’s not fight it: Fried has the potential for three plus pitches, is arguably the best athlete/hitter in this year’s prep pitching class, and has the frame, understanding of the game, and drive to become a legitimate big league number one; 6-4, 175 pounds

7. RHP Lance McCullers (Jesuit HS, Florida): once sat 91-94 FB, peak 97-98, but now lives in the mid- to upper-90s (95-97 and only falls back to 92-94 as needed and has been rumored to hit 100; when he sits low- to mid-90s, keeps the ball down and hits his spots, he’s tough to beat; anyway you want to parse the radar readings, his fastball velocity ranks among the easiest you’ll see out of a prep arm; holds velocity really well, never dips below 90-91 with fastball;  got a deserved bad reputation for throwing too many “bad” (i.e. hittable) strikes, especially with the fastball, but has improved a great deal with his command throughout the spring, improvements must still be made in this area, but he’s much better; shows an above-average to plus 83-87 SL (have heard unconfirmed rumors this pitch has hit 91), but more consistent and better long-term offspeed pitch is good 79-86 kCB (best at 80-82) that flashes plus; commands CB really well; plus-plus upside with CB; emerging CU that is now very good and surprisingly consistent 82-88 pitch; I believe he has plus upside with CU, but could still be in minority; I also think the Kyle Drabek comp makes sense in a lot of ways (mostly draft positioning, stature, two-way status, and spike curveball), but prefer McCullers breaking ball as a more consistently reliable plus secondary offering; command and mechanics were the biggest issues coming into the year, and it is fair to say that McCullers has answered both multiple times over this spring; no questions about his athleticism, which leads me to believe any existing issues about his mechanics will be ironed out in time; with two plus pitches already (FB and kCB) and a potential third above-average or better offering (CU), McCullers is a first round arm and potential big league starting pitcher; 6-2, 200 pounds

8. RHP Zach Eflin (Hagerty HS, Florida): 89-91 FB, 92-93 peak; excellent command; inconsistent 74-80 CB; good 78-83 CU that flashes plus; spring 2012 update: 90-95 FB; 76-80 kCB that has some SL action and above-average upside; solid 83-84 CU that sinks; either secondary could be plus on any given day; 6-5, 200 pounds; pretty steady 92-94 as year has gone on; 89-93 at later date, 95 peak; 77-83 kCB better when harder; 79-83 plus CU; 90-95 FB with plus life; CU has plus upside; velocity down of late, 89-91; 77-78 CB; when everything is working, there are few prep arms with who look this good, but there’s some concern about Eflin’s ability to consistently harness his stuff all at once

9. Duke JR RHP Marcus Stroman: 90-93 FB, 95-98 peak; also has sat at higher velocities all game, consistently at 93-97 in some starts; rumors of even higher peaks (99-100); tight plus 79-85 SL with plus command, peaking at 86-87; when ahead in count, SL is deadly; slowly rolled out 82-84 CU in 2012, pitch improved greatly as season progressed – most call it above-average, some a grade higher; 87-91 cutter; important to remember that he is relatively new to pitching full-time, so his arm is fresh; there is some concern about lefthanders getting too good a look at him due to his arm slot, but righties struggle against him mightily; when he isn’t striking guys out, he’s getting ground balls; holds velocity deep into starts despite 5-9, 180 pound frame

2011: 13.01 K/9 | 64.1 IP
2012: 13.39 K/9 | 2.25 BB/9 | 1.79 FIP | 84 IP

10. Texas A&M JR RHP Michael Wacha: big velocity jump during college tenure – once peaked only as high as 92, but now regularly sits 90-95 FB, hitting 96-97; like many young arms, can get himself in trouble when he overthrows fastball and it begins to straighten out; somewhat similar to Kyle Zimmer in the way he relied on excellent fastball command before seeing a velocity spike; holds velocity well, very rarely dipping below 90; have heard he’ll throw his legitimate plus to plus-plus CU with two distinct grips: one at 82-85 with the circle change grip, the other more of an upper-70s straight change; either way, the CU should be a weapon from day one on; occasional 81-85 SL with cutter action; also will go with a very rare upper-70s CB that could be the breaking pitch he’ll be asked to run with as a pro; neither breaking ball is pro-ready, but both have flashed enough that it is easy to imagine a pro staff believing it can coach him up; natural comparison is Ryan Madson, especially if Wacha never develops a consistent third pitch and is used out of the bullpen; as a starter, I think there are some similarities in terms of stuff when you compare him to Braves prospect Julio Teheran; 6-6, 200 pounds

2011: 9.02 K/9 | 129.2 IP
2012: 9.53 K/9 | 1.51 BB/9 | 3.25 FIP | 113.1 IP

11. RHP Walker Buehler (Henry Clay HS, Kentucky): classic case of a plus pitchability arm who one day wakes up to big league quality stuff; his upper-80s FB (91-92 peak) has jumped to a steady 90-94, peaking 95-96; best offsped pitch is an above-average 76-78 CB with plus upside, one of the best of its kind in the class – even more effective when he throws it a little harder (78-82); third pitch is a straight CU with tumble that at times is his best offering; hardly going out on a limb, but Buehler is one of my favorite prep arms in this year’s class: smarts, three big league pitches, and repeatable mechanics all add up to a potential quality big league starter; 6-1, 165 pounds

12. Arkansas SO RHP Nolan Sanburn: 90-93 FB, 94-98 peak; sitting 94-97 last fall; 92-96 out of bullpen, peaking at 98-99; flashes plus 81-85 SL; improved 81-82 CU; good athlete; good delivery; strong; above-average 76-79 CB that I really like, can get up to low-80s; leans on FB and rightfully so; fresh arm who could/should be tried as a starter in the pros, but will likely be kept in the bullpen (have heard a Daniel Bard comp thrown his way) as a potential fast-rising prospect; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: 10.30 K/9 | 32.1 IP
2012: 11.27 K/9 | 4.23 BB/9 | 2.87 FIP | 38.1 IP

13. LHP Hunter Virant (Camarillo HS, California): like Max Fried, fastball sits mostly upper-80s (87-89, later 88-91), but ranges from 86-92, 93-94 peak with good natural sink; plus FB command; loads of FB movement; rapidly improving 75-80 CU with great arm action; excellent pitch with FB arm action, good deception, plus command, and above-average downward movement; inconsistent 77-81 SL; good 70-76 CB that is better when thrown harder, gets in trouble when he aims it; CB has plus upside and is already an above-average, if inconsistent, pitch; relatively new to pitching, but shows a great deal of early aptitude for it; lots of upside in terms of body and lack of time on mound developing bad habits; will battle Kyle Twomey for top spot on what seems like an annual list of projectable California prep lefthanders; 6-3, 180 pounds

14. RHP Chase DeJong (Wilson HS, California): 87-89 FB, 90-91 peak; good to plus 74-79 CB; good to plus 82-84 CU; breaking ball also identified as 76-78 SL with late break; good sink on FB; good command; 6-4, 190 pounds; late spring 2012 update: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; 75-77 CB; 83-84 CU

15. RHP Mitch Brown (Rochester County HS, Minnesota): 88-92 FB, 93-95 peak; plus 79-84 SL; 87-88 cutter; good CU; occasional 75-77 CB, good pitch; good command; 6-1, 210 pounds; prep version of Kyle Zimmer

16. LHP Matthew Smoral (Solon HS, Ohio): 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak – up to 95-96; 77-84 SL that is really good at times, better when firmer; raw 82-84 straight CU; control comes and goes; foot injury doesn’t appear to be a long-term concern, so Smoral’s draft stock is unchanged for me; 6-8, 225 pounds

17. Missouri State JR RHP Pierce Johnson: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; FB velocity has steadily increased from summer 2011 (93-94 peak) to fall ball (up to 97 then) to this past season (settled in at low-90s, peaking 95-96); has learned to hold his velocity much better, still hitting 94 late in games; biggest downside of FB is inconsistent command; plus 80-84 breaking ball that is closer to CB than SL; average 86-87 SL with cutter action; shows a 80-82 CU that he rarely uses, but has plus upside; potential above-average big league starter if he stays healthy; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: 8.80 K/9 | 75.2 IP
2012: 11.02 K/9 | 2.44 BB/9 | 2.26 FIP | 99.2 IP

18. Vanderbilt JR LHP Sam Selman: 89-93 FB, 95-97 peak; 12-6 CB from high school that couldn’t be controlled in college and has now morphed into a 79-82 SL that flashes plus; promising low-80s CU, but must improve arm action unless he wants professional hitters to know what pitch is coming; sat 91-94 FB, 97 peak last summer, so he has maintained his velocity jump over time; was still showing promising SL that will come and go as of late spring; his biggest issue is command; he also tires easily and loses velocity quickly over the course of a start; those negatives aside, it is easy to see why Selman should go high this June: his relative inexperience on the mound gives hope to teams looking to mold a raw talent in need of strong pro coaching and conditioning but already equipped with three potential above-average pitches and ample big game experience; 6-3, 185 pounds

2012: 10.18 K/9 | 4.74 BB/9 | 3.34 FIP | 76 IP

19. Oklahoma State JR LHP Andrew Heaney: 87-92 FB, 93-94 peak; fastball plays up due to command; will sit upper-80s late in games; good CB that he uses very cleverly – it comes in a variety of speeds (mid- to upper-70s, mostly) and shapes, sometimes looking like a true curve, sometimes appearing closer to a slider, and occasionally going in-between with a hybrid look; good 76-81 CU that flashes plus, but is too often left up in the zone and hittable; will cut, sink, and run his fastball, but loses command in these situations – his 78-82 cutter/slider does have above-average upside and could be an asset if he can gain greater command of it; great overall pitchability; varies arm slots like Josh Spence; 6-2, 175 pounds

2011: 7.12 K/9 | 67 IP
2012: 10.80 K/9 | 1.67 BB/9 | 3.06 FIP | 118.1 IP

20. Rice JR RHP JT Chargois: 90-94 FB; easy 95-96 peak but can also get it up to 98 with a little more effort; plus 78-83 CB; average 79-81 CU flashes plus; also shows 85-87 SL, but uses it almost exclusively as a chase pitch in the dirt; really tough to pick up ball out of his hand due to nasty angle in delivery; between deception, velocity, movement, and command, Chargois’ fastball is a true plus to plus-plus pitch; as a two-way prospect – I liked him as a hitter more his freshman season – his arm is fresh and his above-average athleticism goes without saying; big question is command of offspeed stuff; despite the overwhelming consensus that he’s a reliever only in the pros, I think he has three pitches to start if his arm action is deemed acceptable by a pro team, something that has a higher chance of happening that he gets credit for when you factor in his relative newness to pitching; has arguably one of the draft’s highest floors (big league setup guy) with the chance for more (elite closer/above-average big league starting pitcher); 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: 9.32 K/9 | 2.87 BB/9 | 3.34 FIP | 37.2 IP

21. Georgia Southern JR RHP Chris Beck: 87-93 FB, 95-97 peak; FB velocity was way down in 2012 (88-92, 93 peak) and far too straight a pitch to fool pro bats; 80-86 cutter-like SL with plus upside, has hit upwards of 90, but was above-average at best throughout much of 2012 season; 80-84 straight CU with plus upside; command needs tightening; Dr. Jekyll is a first round pick, but Mr. Hyde barely warrants top ten round consideration – a smart team will figure out what they are getting in advance (or at least that’s the idea…), but outsiders like me can only guess; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 9.70 K/9 | 103 IP
2012: 10.07 K/9 | 2.52 BB/9 | 3.90 FIP | 103.2 IP

22. Monmouth JR RHP Pat Light: first gained acclaim as a guy who threw a 89-91 FB that moved, but the progression that led to his current peak velocity of 94-97 helped his draft stock skyrocket; at his best he still sits low-90s (94-95 peak), but will lose velocity early; good 77-83 SL that flashes plus; solid 79-81 splitter/CU; similar to Chris Beck in that it is hard to predict what version you’ll get – the three-pitch pitcher with the plus fastball has clear big league upside or the pitcher who comes with the risk of unexplained ups and downs in terms of stuff; 6-6, 210 pounds

2011: 7.02 K/9 | 75.2 IP
2012: 8.70 K/9 | 1.51 BB/9 | 3.51 FIP | 101.1 IP

23. St. Mary’s JR RHP Martin Agosta: 91-93 FB, 95-96 peak; sometimes sits 89-92 with 94 peak; 80-85 SL with upside, flashes plus – has also been called a cutter; good CB; above-average CU; plus overall command; gets better as game  goes on; Agosta’s FB-SL-CU and command make him a good starting pitching prospect, and the chance he’ll continue to find ways to further differentiate his breaking ball – gaining some separation with his cutter and curve from his slider would be a start – make him especially intriguing; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 7.53 K/9 | 89.2 IP
2012: 8.45 K/9 | 2.35 BB/9 | 2.97 FIP | 103.1 IP

24. LHP Kyle Twomey (El Dorado HS, California): 86-90 FB, 91-92 peak; good CU that I like a lot, but admit needs work; good 71-76 CB, sometimes slower at 69-71; 85 cutter; good deception in delivery; crafty and projectable, Twomey is one of the draft’s highest upside arms; 6-4, 170 pounds

25. RHP Ty Buttrey (Providence HS, North Carolina): once sat 87-91 FB hitting 92, but pumped up to consistent 90-94, hitting 95-96 by early spring; two-seam FB stays 90-92 – pitch is a certifiable bat breaker; two-seam, four-seam, and cut (87-89) FBs all move a ton, making Buttrey one of this class’ premier groundball pitchers; emerging CU that he still doesn’t fully believe in, but pitch improved significantly in last six months – now sits 81-85 with plus upside (arm action is there), but it will take time and practice; 76-79 kCB with above-average upside that he’ll sometimes throw harder (low-80s), pretty impressive pitch when the velocity is up but remains inconsistent pitch to pitch; good athlete; some concern about late spring velocity loss (dipped back down to last summer’s upper-80s, 90-91 peak) and advanced age for his class; when a team saw Buttrey will determine how high he goes – on his best day, he’s a clear first day talent; when his fastball is slower and flatter, he’s nothing special; 6-5, 210 pounds

26. RHP Trey Killian (Mountain Home HS, Arkansas): 86-91 FB, 92-93 peak; 72-76 CB with plus upside; 76-82 SL; both breaking balls have firmed up and are now on higher range, both are legit future average or better pitches; 79-81 CU; delivery needs tweaking; impressive control for a young arm; strong present stuff and still easy to dream on more; 6-4, 180 pounds

27. RHP Nick Travieso (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Florida): 90-94 FB, 96-97 peak with rumors as high as 99; FB moves a ton, especially when he takes some off (90-92), so it is really hard to square up on; works low in zone with FB; command is iffy, too many hittable strikes; really encouraged by quick progression of good 80-87 SL that has plus upside; for being relatively new to throwing anything but a fastball, he commands his SL really well; new 82 CU – have also heard he’ll throw a hard CU (87-88) with decent tumble, but haven’t seen it yet; whatever you think of the CU, it is such a raw offering that it could go in any number of ways, positively or negatively; has been tagged with the “throws like a reliever” stigma, but I don’t see it; there are enough questions about Travieso (starter or reliever, improved yet still very inconsistent slider, no firsthand look by majority of scouts that says much on whether or not his nascent change will work against live bats) that I’d understand teams that move him off their day one draft boards, but arm strength and the ability to spin a breaking ball (at least some of the time) are worth investing some money in; 6-3, 215 pounds

28. RHP Kieran Lovegrove (Mission Viejo HS, California): 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; 79-81 CU, up to 82-84 in recent viewings – have heard unconfirmed rumblings that he favors the splitter grip for his change; true plus low-80s SL (80-85) that is more of a big breaker than a sharp breaker, but an excellent potential second pitch either way; great athlete; good deception in delivery; blessed with lots of arm strength, so could see velocity numbers jump as he fills out; maintains velocity well; if you take the approach that the draft is more than simply adding talent, but also a means of hiring new employees to represent your multi-million dollar brand, then Lovegrove is an ideal fit – he’s plenty talented, and, more importantly, projectable enough to justify an early pick, and, while I’m not typically the guy heading up the intangibles (!) bandwagon, he’s exactly the kind of young man you feel good about bringing into your organization; 6-4, 180 pounds

29. RHP Ty Hensley (Santa Fe HS, Oklahoma): 88-93 FB, 94-95 peak; velocity has been up at times, sitting 92-95, peaking 97-98; good FB command; really good 74-79 CB with plus upside that he relies on heavily; emerging 79-82 CU; 84-86 SL that he has difficult commanding; strong hitter; two potential plus pitches and a big league frame are a great start, but he’ll have to continue developing a third pitch, likely his nascent change, going forward; as is, he has first day stuff; 6-5, 220 pounds

30. RHP Walker Weickel (Olympia HS, Florida): last year sat 89-91 FB with sink, 92 peak; by the summer of 2011, his stock was up and he was throwing 90-93, 94-95 peak FB; by mid-summer he was back 89-93 FB; has bounced between low (87-90) and high (92-95) all spring, most recently on the low side; good FB command; multiple theories about his fluctuating velocity include fatigue, early peaking arm from age standpoint, and too much emphasis placed on developing cutter, so pro teams will have to have done their homework before taking a chance; good to plus 70-76 CB, but still inconsistent especially when he overthrows it; in the minority in thinking his CB is best when thrown slower at 69-71, but I understand the concerns about how a pitch like that will hold up against pro hitters; good deception in delivery; if you’re buying Weickel, and I am, you’re buying an above-average fastball, above-average curve, and an above-average change, all tied together with a deceptive delivery, plus makeup, and excellent command across the board; 6-6, 200 pounds

31. RHP Tyler Gonzalez (Madison HS, Texas): 87-93, 94-96 peak FB; 80-89 SL with plus upside that is already a really good pitch; on the upper end of those velocity ranges when at his sharpest; 75-79 CB; holds velocity really well; very good athlete; very rare 82-83 CU; 87 cutter; 6-2, 175 pounds

32. RHP Grayson Long (Barbers Hill HS, Texas): 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good 80 CU; 75-77 CB with upside; SL with plus upside, but still a really inconsistent pitch; delivery ready for the pros; similar prospect to Walker Weickel in many ways, for better or worse; love his FB – command and movement make it a plus pitch even without big present velocity; has fallen off in the eyes of many this spring, but the long-term value is still very high; 6-6, 190 pounds

33. RHP Paul Blackburn (Heritage HS, California): 89-91 FB, 92 peak; really, really good 75-78 CB; 77-78 CU with plus upside; 6-2, 180 pounds; good command; good control; repeats mechanics well

34. RHP Kevin McCanna (The Woodlands HS, Texas): 87-89 FB, 91 peak; new to pitching, catcher convert; now sits 89-92, 94 peak FB; potential plus 82-84 CU that moves like a splitter (but isn’t, apparently) that is already a good pitch; 75-78 CB with plus upside; 75 straight CU with less tumble but good arm action; pitchability righthander with above-average stuff; plus command; 6-1, 185 pounds

35. RHP Shane Watson (Lakewood HS, California): 88-91 FB with sink, 92-93 peak; good 74-78 CB; definitely seen a good 76-80 SL; has shown 95-96 peak in spring 2012, sitting 91-93 FB; plus 78-80 CB; very consistent CB; everything down in zone; no real CU to speak of; 6-4, 200 pounds; spring 2012 UPDATE: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 75-76 CB; raw 78-81 CU; also rumors of 82 very good CB

36. RHP Carson Fulmer (All Saints Academy HS, Florida): 93-95 peak FB, sits 91-92 with good sink; 77-82 chase SL; really good 80-86 CU with sink that he has recently firmed up; really good FB command; 78-81 CB; could stand to tone down delivery; sits 92-94 in short bursts; holds velocity late; spring 2012 update: 89-92 FB, 93 peak; up to 90-94, 96 peak; 78-80 CU; good 75-78 CB; 6-1, 190 pounds; 6-1, 190 pounds; at his best: 94-96 FB, two plus offspeed pitches

37. RHP Lucas Sims (Brookwood HS, Georgia): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; really good but inconsistent 73-77 CB; average 81-84 SL; will show a low-80s CU that is well beyond its years; have heard late summer 95-96 peak; later on cranked it to 97-98; 90-94 FB, but loses it late in games and sits 89-91; FB moves a ton, even up to 93-94; some deception in delivery; 80 CB; CU and CB both have plus upside, some have 81-83 CB as plus already; 6-2, 200 pounds; update: 90-93, 94 peak; flashed good 73-77 CB that has flashed plus in past; interesting 81-85 CU; good athlete; April: 91-94 FB, 96 peak; CU; May: 91-94 FB, 96 peak; 75-78 CB that flashes above-average; above-average upside with 85-87 CU

38. RHP Justin Garza (Bonita HS, California): 89-92 FB, 94 peak; FB sits closer to peak than sitting velocity, i.e. he throws hard; 74-77 CB; really good 75-80 SL; two breaking balls might be one pitch, I’m going SL but others say CB; 76-78 CU; spring 2012 update: above-average 78-81 SL; usable 80-81 CU; update: 90-95 FB with plus sink on nasty two-seamer; 81 cutter; CU; best pitch is CB; good deception; have also heard 96 peak, with few FBs below 94 all game; 5-10, 155 pounds

39. RHP Zach Jemiola (Great Oak HS, California): 89-91 FB, 92-93 peak; 76-78 CB/SL with promise, but needs work; above-average 81-84 CU that has looked better as spring has progressed; splitter; good athlete; hitters had trouble squaring up on FB; lots of groundballs; 95 peak this spring; 6-3, 200 pounds

40. RHP Alec Rash (Adel DeSoto Minburn HS, Iowa): 87-90 FB, 92-94 peak; seen later 92-94, 95 peak; really nice sink on FB; good 81 CB; good 78-80 SL, up to 84 in recent look; 80-84 CU; great athlete; always looking for ways to get better; 6-5, 200 pounds

41. RHP Ryan Burr (Highlands Ranch HS, Colorado): 88-92, 93-94 FB peak; good 74-77 CB with plus upside; plus FB command; emerging 80-85 CU; extremely inconsistent, especially with delivery, control, and velocity; 6-4, 210 pounds

42. RHP Cody Poteet (Christian HS, California): 89-93 FB with sink, rare 94-96 peak; promising 75-80 CB that flashes plus; 78-83 CU; good athlete; not afraid to go inside and challenge hitters; 6-0, 180 pounds

43. RHP Keaton Haack (Northwest Guilford HS, North Carolina): 88-91 FB, 93 peak; really good 71-77 CB; 81 CU; groundball machine; good command; best days are ahead of him; 6-5, 200 pounds

44. RHP Mitchell Gueller (WF West HS, Washington): 91-92 peak, up to 96 by early May; above-average speed; great athlete; CF range; low- to mid-70s CB that could be SL in time, either way has plus upside; low-80s CU; would rather hit, but most clubs prefer him on mound; 6-3, 205 pounds

45. RHP Clate Schmidt (Alatoona HS, Georgia): 90-92 FB, 94-96 peak; very good 78-83 CB with plus upside; 82-85 SL; 85 CU; good athlete; two-seamer with a ton of sink; velocity down in spring; 6-2, 180 pounds

46. RHP David Gonzalez (Gainesville HS, Georgia): 88-93 FB; good present 75-77 CB; 81-83 SL with upside; might have to pick a breaking ball; mid-80s CU that looks like a splitter, also listed at 78-80; 6-1, 210 pounds

47. RHP Jose Orlando (JO) Berrios (Juan XXIII HS, Puerto Rico): 87-93 FB, 95 peak on island; easy velocity, some deception; good 71-74 CB; 75 CU; SL; 77-79 breaking ball, not sure what type; slight frame; more commonly 92-93 sitting velocity; update: 91-95 FB, 96-97 peak; 80-81 SL; 82-84 CU; holds velocity well

48. RHP Duane Underwood (Pope HS, Georgia): 87-89 FB, peak 92; new 94-98 peak in summer 2011, sitting 91-93 easily; really good 81-84 CU that flashes plus; 69-71 CB with promise, but still inconsistent; CB has also come in at 72-76; great athlete; late October: 92-95 FB; 89-91 cutter; 6-3, 190 pounds; update: better upper-70s CB; hit 96-97 in May; majority of spring has been 87-92 with iffy CB and good CU; have heard him compared to a righthanded version of Antonio Bastardo

49. Arizona State JR RHP Jake Barrett: sits 92-94 as starter, hits 95-96; as reliever he sits 93-96, hits 97-98; good, heavy FB that is difficult to make solid contact on; SL has also gained velocity in move to bullpen: was an above-average upper-70s pitch, now is an excellent mid-80s (83-87) offering; commands his breaking ball and much improved but still raw upper-70s splitter better than he does his fastball; if he throws strikes as a pro, he’ll move fast – ceiling may not quite be big league closer, but he’ll be close; 6-3, 230 pounds

2011: 9.00 K/9 | 76 IP
2012: 10.26 K/9 | 2.43 BB/9 | 2.97 FIP | 33.1 IP

50. Florida Atlantic JR RHP RJ Alvarez: 90-93 FB, 94-97 peak; impressive 80-84 CU that flashes plus; good but raw 78-80 CB with plus upside; CB has shown plus this fall as it has evolved into harder, 80-84 SL-type pitch; FB plays way up in relief – sat 93-97 this spring; iffy FB command, but good control; has moved away from straight change in favor of harder above-average 87-88 split-fingered CU; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 9.12 K/9 | 74 IP
2012: 11.47 K/9 | 2.39 BB/9 | 2.94 FIP | 37.2 IP

51. Memphis JR RHP Dan Langfield: 90-94 FB, typical 96-97 peak but up to as high as 99 at times in 2012; command and control issues; limited secondary stuff at present, but shows flashes of interesting 78-81 CB that shows plus; also unveiled a mid-80s SL with cutter action in 2012 that could be a strong pitch in time; will show a CU; has experience in multiple roles, but I like him as a starter, especially if there is more to the changeup than we’ve since so far – if not, he has legit closer stuff; 6-1, 205 pounds

2011: 10.02 K/9 | 85.1 IP
2012: 10.86 K/9 | 4.42 BB/9 | 3.17 FIP | 93.2 IP

52. St. John’s JR RHP Kyle Hansen: 91-93 FB with good life, 94-96 peak; average 79-84 SL that is improving, pitch has plus upside but inconsistent shape: up to 88 on most recent looks and tends to work much better as truer slider at higher velocities than it does as an upper-70s SL/CB hybrid breaking ball; raw 80-82 CU when he started school that is now a really solid third pitch; has learned to use more upper-80s sinkers to complement four-seam heat; I’ve learned to be skeptical of overly large pitching prospects, but Hansen, for whatever reason, hasn’t gotten anywhere close to the kind of hype typically associated with similar pitchers in the past – he’s big, yes, but he is an excellent athlete who repeats his mechanics well and sits at consistent above-average velocities all while staying healthy while at college and putting up outstanding numbers year after year; hard to call a 6-8, 215 pound brother of a big leaguer a sleeper, but Hansen will likely be on the board a full three rounds past where I’d begin recommending him

2011: 9.03 K/9 | 107.2 IP
2012: 10.67 K/9 | 2.40 BB/9 | 3.43 FIP | 93.2 IP

53. Stanford rJR LHP Brett Mooneyham: fastball velocities have been all over the place: 85-88 over the summer, starting hitting low-90s consistently during 2011 fall ball (94 peak), fell back to 87-90 at start of season, and, finally, for the majority of the spring, he has begun games 92-94 before falling to 88-90 later in games; no matter the velocity, every fastball he throws has some degree of sink – easily his best singular quality for me, though the outstanding deception in his delivery is a close second; FB command comes and goes; has used a good 74-78 CB in the past, but now uses an average hybrid 76-81 breaking ball that is closer to a SL than a CB; good sinking 76-80 CU; improved cutter; longstanding concerns over inconsistent mechanics and economy of pitches remain; also worth mentioning that he rarely has all his pitches working at once, in a way that is somewhat similar to his rotation-mate Mark Appel; reminds me a lot of Georgia LHP Alex Wood, right down to a change in breaking ball, up and down fastballs, and funky deliveries; 6-5, 215 pounds

2012: 10.15 K/9 | 4.00 B/9 | 4.06 FIP | 83.1 IP

54. UCLA JR RHP Scott Griggs: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; potential plus 78-83 CU that I like much better than most; promising 74-76 CB that flashes plus, up to harder 77-83 SL by late season – whether you call it a power CB or a SL, it is a strong present second pitch; has the stuff to close and the numbers to back it up (below), but below-average control (again, below) and poor, but improved, command both currently stand in the way; will be a win or loss based on player development over scouting, I think – to draft him high is to show a lot of trust in your organization’s ability to harness his electric stuff over time; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 11.21 K/9 | 17.2 IP
2012: 16.69 K/9 | 7.12 BB/9 | 1.45 FIP | 36.2 IP

55. Georgia rSO LHP Alex Wood: came into year sitting 88-91 FB, peaking at 92; velocity up in 2012, sitting 92-95 with good sink at times, getting as high as 96 with great life; as his fastball goes, so does his overall effectiveness; solid mid-80s CU that flashes plus, but nearly often enough; scrapped a below-average slider for what has turned into a pretty good mid-70s CB with upside, though it is still an inconsistent pitch; funk in delivery works for me as it leads to really good deception; has already endured Tommy John surgery; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 7.64 K/9 | 101.1 IP
2012: 9.15 K/9 | 1.76 BB/9 | 3.53 FIP | 102.1 IP

56. Faulkner (AL) JR RHP Corey Black: 90-95 FB, 96 peak; holds velocity late; velocity way up in 2012: sitting 94-96, 98-99 peak; above-average 81-84 CU; occasional CB, average SL; transferred from San Diego State; good fielder; nice line drive swing; 5-11, 180 pounds

57. Bellevue (WA) JC SO RHP Adrian Sampson: 89-93 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average to plus 79-84 CB; emerging CU; good command; good control; FB has good sink; really impressive command of CB; Tommy John survivor; 6-3, 200 pounds

58. Coastal Carolina JR RHP Josh Conway: long-time favorite prospect, so we’ll go the full three year treatment on his prospect stock starting with his freshman season: 89-91 FB, but often fell to 87-89 late in games; sat 87-93 as sophomore; good 80-86 SL that quickly became a great second pitch; also used an emerging CU that could be well above-average in time; by summer 2011, FB was 88-92, 94 peak; good sinking 83-84 CU; still featured 84-86 SL with plus upside; the bad news: TJ surgery puts his future in doubt, but worth noting that he was hitting 95-96 just prior to injury; also added a good upper-80s cutter to go along with existing mid-80s SL and 83-84 CU; great athlete; if a team believes in a full return to health, he’ll be a gigantic draft day bargain as a starter with mid-rotation upside; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: 8.30 K/9 | 77 IP
2012: 8.40 K/9 | 2.96 BB/9 | 3.80 FIP | 54.2 IP

59. Central Florida JR LHP Joe Rogers: 87-93 FB, 95 peak; good SL; 77-80 CB; good CU; three pitches and good enough control to start professionally, though it is unlikely he’d be at mid-90s peak fastballs when stretched out; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 8.71 K/9 | 41.1 IP
2012: 10.05 K/9 | 1.47 BB/9 | 3.15 FIP | 43 IP

60. Pepperdine JR RHP Jon Moscot: 87-89 FB with good command and sink, 90-91 peak; FB up to 90-93 in summer 2011; sitting mostly 88-92 with 93-94 peak in 2012; really good yet inconsistent 78-82 SL that flashes plus; average 72-77 CB that might just be the SL with a little taken off; emerging 79-83 CU that he uses a lot; commands both his FB and CU really well, though he sometimes has trouble with his breaking stuff; plus control; easy to like Moscot, a legitimate three-pitch starter with a FB that really moves and still some projection left in his 6-4, 210 pound frame

2011: 6.28 K/9 | 71.2 IP
2012: 7.83 K/9 | 1.80 BB/9 | 3.22 FIP | 115 IP

61. Florida JR LHP Steven Rodriguez: 88-92 FB with plus movement, 93-94 peak – most often 90-93 in 2012, definitely seeing more velocity and sharper stuff in shorter bursts; potential plus 81-86 CU; above-average 82-85 SL that flashes plus; love his mid- to upper-80s cutter; 6-3, 235 pounds

2011: 11.23 K/9 | 37.2 IP
2012: 12.55 K/9 | 1.75 BB/9 | 2.25 FIP | 61.2 IP

62. Texas JR LHP Hoby Milner: 86-91 FB with great movement, 92-93 peak; used in a variety of ways as amateur: more often 86-89 FB as starter, low-90s as reliever; very good FB command, but not nearly as strong in this area with his offspeed stuff; once showed a potential plus mid-80s SL (freshman year?), but doesn’t use it now; instead relies heavily on mid-70s CB that has gotten a lot better since he first rolled it out as a sophomore; emerging 81-82 CU that is now solid; half-empty view might worry about his college workload/being jerked around between roles, but I think the value of his rubber arm; as thin a college pitcher as I can remember at 6-3, 165 pounds; some players give off the impression that they will be better pros than they showed in college – you watch Milner throw and you want him to be better than he is

2011: 6.83 K/9 | 84.1 IP
2012: 8.92 K/9 | 2.26 BB/9 | 3.70 FIP | 71.2 IP

63. Florida JR LHP Brian Johnson: really good athlete whom I actually prefer at first base; as a position player, he has a plus arm and plus power; the majority, however, understandably prefers him on mound; if actually forced to choose, I’d start him on the mound while keeping him informed (no pressure!) that a switch back to first base could be in the cards in case his four-pitch mix lets him down; 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; good 73-78 CB that flashes plus; 80-83 CU needs polish, but has improved a great deal in 2011 and is now a good pitch; emerging 81-85 SL that comes and goes; clean mechanics; very polished, high degree of pitchability; 6-4, 225 pounds

2011: 8.70 K/9 | 79.2 IP
2012: 7.75 K/9 | 1.66 BB/9 | 4.53 FIP | 65 IP

2011: .328/.402/.490 – 22 BB/34 K – 192 AB
2012: .344/.386/.541 – 8 BB/17 K – 122 AB

64. St. Edward’s (TX) JR RHP Stephen Johnson: consistent 93-96 FB, 98 peak; has reportedly been as high as 101, but typically tops out upper-90s; 77-81 SL that has gotten harder (mid-80s) and better over the past year; hard 84-88 CU that is better when softer; great deception; closer upside; 6-4, 200 pounds

65. RHP Robert Whalen (Haines City HS, Florida): 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; 72-78 CB needs lots of work (73-75); 74-75 CU needs lots of work, up to 79-81 and flashing average; interesting 85 SL that flashes plus, but is raw; also had SL 76-78; has shown plus CB and been up to 95; average at best command; good sink on FB; 6-2, 200 pounds

66. RHP Taylore Cherry (Butler HS, Ohio): 92 peak FB in early 2011; big jump in velocity expected but never quite realized; new summer 2011 peak of 94, sitting 91-93; good upper-70s CB, 78-81 that might as well be SL; emerging mid-70s CU that he has upped to 83-85 and is now a plus pitch; exceptional control of huge frame; spring 2012 update: 86-87 two-seam FB, 88-91 four-seam FB; good breaking ball; 78-79 CB; 78 SL; 84-86 CU 6-9, 260 pounds; at his best can throw 91-94 FB with plus sink as well as a 77-79 CB with above-average upside and a low-80s CU with at least average upside, but hasn’t been at his best for a long time

67. RHP Edwin Diaz (Naguabo HS, Puerto Rico): 89-91 FB, 92-94 peak; rumors of a 95 peak confirmed; 79-81 SL; 79-83 CU; update: 92-95 FB, 97 peak; 77-80 CB also called slurve, so who knows; 83-84 CU that he doesn’t show often; 6-3, 165 pounds

68. RHP Mitchell Traver (Houston Christian HS, Texas): 88-92 FB; 82-84 CU is very raw but has good sink; good 81-83 SL (confirmed) also called a near-plus 78-80 CB – either way, pitch was dominant breaking ball; command needs work; late summer 94-95 peak FB, sitting 92-94 with ease; also have him 89-92 on lesser days; confirmed above-average 75-79 CB; good FB command now after tweaking mechanics; 91-93 in spring look; 6-7, 240 pounds

69. RHP Ryan McNeil (Nipomo HS, California): 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; FB has legit plus sink; 75-80 CB has firmed up and now works closer to a good 78-84 SL that flashes plus; 77-81 CU; steady performer throughout summer and early spring; late 2012 spring update: velocity down across the board; 88-89 FB; less impressive 73-74 hybrid breaking ball; 6-3, 210 pounds

70. RHP Jamie Callahan (Dillon HS, South Carolina): 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good 71-74 CB; SL; good 79-84 CU that comes out of his hand like the FB, good sinking action; spring 2012 update: improved on 77-81 CB by adding velocity; 6-3, 200 pounds

71. RHP Michael Rucker (Auburn Riverside HS, Washington): 89-91 FB, 92 peak; good 79-81 SL; good 80 CU; outstanding command; 6-0, 180 pounds

72. RHP Hayden Hurst (Bolles School, Florida): 88-91 FB, 93-94 peak; rumors of 96 peak when healthy; good 72-75 CB; 77-78 SL; 6-5, 235 pounds; Tommy John survivor; 6-5, 235 pounds

73. Samford JR LHP Lex Rutledge: 92-95 FB, 97 peak out of bullpen; plus 78-82 CB; below-average control; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 11.29 K/9 | 63 IP
2012: 13.37 K/9 | 6.06 BB/9 | 2.04 FIP | 35.2 IP

74. Orange Coast CC (CA) rFR RHP Brandon Brennan: 88-93 FB, 95 peak; average 83-84 SL; average CU with more upside than that for me; transfer from Oregon; 6-4, 225 pounds

75. Virginia JR RHP Branden Kline: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; FB up as sophomore, hitting mid-90s (92-94) consistently; average or slightly better 80-84 CU with plus upside; good low-80s SL, 82-83 and flashing plus this summer; good athlete; 2012 update: 92-94 FB consistently, 95 peak; 89-92 as starter; 94-95 peak; 82-85 SL flashes above-average with good arm action; 73-78 CB needs work, shows average; FB reliant; big concern as starter is velocity loss: often mid-80s in mid-innings; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 12.35 K/9 | 43 IP
2012: 9.51 K/9 | 3.94 BB/9 | 3.51 FIP | 93.2 IP

76. Georgia Tech JR RHP Buck Farmer: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; more often 88-90, peaking 92-93 in 2012; has relied more on 86-87 two-seamer to compensate for velocity dip; potential plus 78-81 SL, but not there yet; much improved sinking 78-83 CU that is now an above-average big league pitch; inconsistent 74-78 CB; iffy command – rumors of it being much improved in spring, throwing all four pitches for strikes; his two breaking balls run into each other for me, not so much in the past but certainly this year; 6-4, 225 pounds

2011: 9.30 K/9 | 108.1 IP
2012: 10.29 K/9 | 2.95 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 106.2 IP

77. RHP Zachary Bird (Murrah HS, Mississippi): 91 peak; good but inconsistent 71-74 CB; 78 SL; 6-4, 190 pounds; rumors of 94-95 peak this spring

78. RHP Freddy Avis (Menlo HS, California): 90-93 FB, 94 peak; inconsistent 70-74 CB that is excellent when on, can get up to 75-77; good 82-84 CU; 6-2, 180 pounds

79. Oklahoma JR RHP Damien Magnifico: 93-96 FB, 97-100 peak; rumors of 102-103 peak out there, believe them or not; Magnifico’s peak is less important than his high velocity floor: he’s rarely below 95 out of bullpen, most often 95-99; emerging 78 SL; returned from stress fracture in elbow last spring and his slider was deemphasized due to injury; has worked on developing cutter; surprised by sudden progress of 78 CU; I’m in the minority, but the chance for three pitches combined with the way he held his velocity as a starter has me more than a little intrigued at the thought of stretching him out in pro ball; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 6.31 K/9 | 4.21 BB/9 | 3.97 FIP | 51.1 IP

80. Florida JR RHP Austin Maddox: 90-94 FB, 95-96 peak; will dip to upper-80s to throw a two-seam with plus sink; 83-85 SL was much, much improved in 2012; still shows 78-81 CU that has improved some, but not quite enough to be usable third pitch just yet; still think I’d be that one annoying voice in the room insisting that Maddox be tried behind the plate once again, though I realize doing so is essentially a lost cause; 6-4, 225 pounds

2011: 7.33 K/9 | 27 IP
2012: 10.17 K/9 | 1.67 BB/9 | 3.39 FIP | 54 IP

81. Rice rSR RHP Matthew Reckling: 86-91 FB as starter, hitting 92-93; up to 89-94 as reliever, getting into the mid-90s on occasion; good 76-81 kCB that he leans on very heavily; underutilized yet very interesting 80-82 CU with upside; I’ve never been big on commenting on pitching mechanics, but there is something in his delivery that makes me think the bullpen is his eventual destination; also think the delivery is a big part of what has led him to a history of command issues and below-average control; has relied on two-seamers more often in 2012, though he can still get his four-seam up to 94-95 out of the bullpen; more movement on kCB that now sits more commonly between 78-84, flashing plus more often; could be groomed as sinker/spike curve reliever if his changeup and delivery aren’t up to pro levels in a hurry; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 11.60 K/9 | 78.1 IP
2012: 10.47 K/9 | 3.59 BB/9 | 3.44 FIP | 87.2 IP

82. Oklahoma JR LHP Steven Okert: 88-91 FB, 92-94 peak; up to 94-97 out of bullpen; good SL; CU is better than often given credit; command comes and goes; reminds me a little bit of Chris Reed before Reed became last year’s “it” first round pick – could be a dominant reliever if everything breaks right, but also has the chance to continue starting at next level; 6-3, 220 pounds

2012: 8.78 K/9 | 3.67 BB/9 | 3.95 FIP | 81 IP

83. Northwestern State JR LHP Mason Melotakis: had him 91-95 FB, 97 peak coming into year; currently sits 94-98 much more consistently, rarely dipping below 93 in short stints; 85-87 SL that flashes plus, but is far too inconsistent; shows CU; I think he can work as a starter because of his improved breaking ball and ability to hold his velocity (92-95) as a starter, but the lack of a reliable third pitch and mechanics that scare scouts likely keep him in the bullpen professionally; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 10.18 K/9 | 40.2 IP
2012: 10.45 K/9 | 2.61 BB/9 | 3.65 FIP | 62 IP

84. Radford JR RHP Eddie Butler: 91-93 FB with loads of sink, hard to square up on, 94-97 peak; throwing harder in 2012 (93-95 more consistently, still peaking 96-97); very projectable frame; improved CU in 2012 has helped, but doesn’t use it often; FB is a legit plus pitch, lots of movement; personally prefer the 78-84 SL over the 71-75 CB, but neither pitch is of pro quality just yet; iffy command; very impressed that his FB has remained a plus pitch even during longer outings – in one start, he didn’t throw a fastball under 92; FB is his current meal ticket, but the development of a second pitch (SL most likely) will be necessary professionally; if you’re getting greedy, there is some hope here that a third pitch (CU) could help him start; 6-2, 165 pounds

2011: 6.80 K/9 | 95.1 IP
2012: 8.82 K/9 | 2.11 BB/9 | 3.63 FIP | 98 IP

85. Xavier JR RHP Seth Willoughby: 92-95 FB; plus 87-90 cutter/SL; fresh arm; has the two plus pitches needed to move very quickly as a reliever; to put into perspective how far he’s come this year, there were many people around baseball who thought he’d profile best as a second baseman (2011: .320/.436/.459 – 29 BB/29 K – 181 AB) heading into the year; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 9.00 K/9 | 32 IP
2012: 10.85 K/9 | 3.03 BB/9 | 3.22 FIP | 35.2 IP

86. St. John’s JR RHP Matt Carasiti: heavy 88-91 FB, 92-94 peak; now more regularly sitting 91-93, 95-96 peak; really good 75-79 SL; good low-80s split-CU that flashes plus; much improved command, especially of offspeed stuff; at his best when FB sinks naturally, i.e. not overthrowing the ball; control a question going forward, but has the raw stuff to start in pro ball – I didn’t think much of him coming into year, but am now a believer after seeing how much progress he made from his sophomore season ; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 8.24 K/9 | 43.2 IP
2012: 7.10 K/9 | 3.23 BB/9 | 3.62 FIP | 83.2 IP

87. RHP Dalton Brown (Ponder HS, Texas): 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good 78-83 SL with plus upside – some consider it more of a hybrid breaking ball; CB; 82 CU; 6-3, 230 pounds

88. Howard JC (TX) SO LHP Logan Ehlers: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; has shown makings of two plus breaking balls at various points in his development – a plus CB back in the day and a current low-80s SL that flashes plus today; raw CU; Nebraska transfer; 6-2, 215 pounds

89. RHP Cal Becker (Redwood HS, California): 90-93 FB, 95 peak; good 81-84 SL; 75 CB; 83 CU; 6-1, 200 pounds

90. Liberty JR RHP Blake Forslund: 92-95 FB, 97-98 peak; good 89-91 cutter; splitter; threw everything hard prior to 2012, but improved CB gives him his first legitimate breaking ball; Virginia transfer; below-average control; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 9.14 K/9 | 21.2 IP
2012: 9.09 K/9 | 9.09 BB/9 | 3.85 FIP | 33.2 IP

91. RHP Jackson McClelland (Redlands East Valley HS): 85-89 FB, up to 89-93 and peaking at 94; 72-75 CB; 70 SL; 78-80 CU; typically 88-92, 94 peak; 6-5, 245

92. RHP Damien Carroll (King George HS, Virginia): 90-93 FB, 95-96 peak; raw, but loads of projection; raw SL/CB; rawer CU; inconsistent velocity from outing to outing; 6-3, 200 pounds

93. LHP Chase Mullins (Bourbon County HS, Kentucky): 86-89 FB, 90-91 peak; good mid-70s CB (76); really knows how to pitch; 78-80 CU; 75-78 SL; 6-9, 250 pounds; 94 peak this spring, sitting velocity up some (89-91); 76-78 SL; 80 CU; FB reliant

94. LHP Max Foody (IMG Baseball Academy, Florida): plus arm strength; 87-92 FB; good 74-80 CB; 79-82 CU; 6-4, 225 pounds

95. RHP Eric Hanhold (East Lake HS, Florida): 88-90 FB, 92-93 peak; up to 90-93 now, 95 peak; 73-78 CB; 80-81 CU; 6-5, 180 pounds

96. LHP Matt Crownover (Ringgold HS, Georgia): 87-90 FB, 91 peak; really good 71-76 straight CU that is near plus; 72-75 CB that is very raw, but flashes above-average; 83 SL; sitting 90-93 (94-95 peak) by late summer, but hasn’t maintained gains in spring; scouts rave about his pitchability; can cut the FB; commands everything well; plus pickoff move; March 2012 TJ surgery; 6-0, 200 pounds

97. RHP Jeremy Kivel (Spring HS, Texas): 90-93 FB, 94-95 peak; very good CB with plus upside; CU; torn ACL puts his future in doubt; 6-2, 200 pounds

98. RHP Jake Sborz (McLean HS, Virginia): 86-91 FB, 92-93 peak; 75-83 CB; 77-82 CU; 79 SL; good command; two breaking balls could be one hybrid

99. RHP Kevin Elder (Burlington Central HS, Illinois): 86-91 FB; good 76-81 CB; 79-82 SL; also have plus 72 SL

100. RHP James Marvel (Campolinda HS, California): 88-90 FB with good movement and command, 91 peak; good 76-78 CB that is inconsistent; Duke commitment; velocity has gone up to 90-94 range; 6-3, 185 pounds

101. RHP Justin Alleman (Holt HS, Michigan): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 75 CB; also have CB at 82-84; above-average upside with CU; 6-3, 200 pounds

102. VCU JR RHP Blake Hauser: 90-94 FB, 97 peak; holds velocity late; emerging 81-84 CU that has gotten better, but is badly underutilized; once threw a near-plus 72-75 CB, but has moved away from it in favor of a mid-80s (83-86) SL that he is simply too reliant on, even though it is a really fine pitch; broken record alert: I think he has the stuff to be tried as a starter, but I can understand a pro team wanting to fast track him in the bullpen as a two-pitch reliever who should move quickly through a system; 6-2, 180 pounds

2011: 8.40 K/9 | 50.1 IP
2012: 16.91 K/9 | 7.07 BB/9 | 2.23 FIP | 35.2 IP

103. Florida International rJR LHP Mason McVay: 87-91 FB post-injury as starter; solid potential with CB, plus upside; mechanics need cleaning up; control is an issue; peaked at 95-96 out of bullpen in fall 2011, so, if healthy, he can throw some smoke; Tommy John survivor; good coaching and good health will go a long way in determining his pro future, but his two potential plus pitches and size give him more upside than your typical double-digit round pick; 6-8, 240 pounds

2011: 11.27 K/9 | 30.1 IP
2012: 10.07 K/9 | 5.74 BB/9 | 3.28 FIP | 64.1 IP

104. CC Western Nevada SO RHP Dylan Baker: 91-94 FB, 95-97 peak; good 78-83 CB; better 81-86 SL; shows CU;  6-3, 215 pounds

105. LHP Jake Drossner (Council Rock North HS, Pennsylvania): 86-88 FB, 90-92 peak; good 73-75 CB; 77 SL/cutter; 80 CU; good command; good athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds

106. LHP Austin Fairchild (St. Thomas HS, Texas): 88-91 FB, 93-94 peak; good FB command; FB moves; good 74-78 CB;  6-0, 175 pounds

107. RHP Tony Blanford (Boulder Creek HS, Arizona): 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good 72-78 CB that flashes plus; good 77-81 CU; good athlete; velocity down this spring; 6-3, 180 pounds

108. Merced (CA) JC FR RHP Derick Velazquez: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; FB is a plus pitch even when velocity isn’t there, lots of movement; groundball machine; good CB flashes plus; intriguing circle CU; fresh arm; young for his class; good deception; 6-3, 185 pounds

109. College of Charleston SR RHP David Peterson: 88-92 FB with good sink as starter, but up to 94-96 as reliever; low-80s CB and CU both need work; plus command across board; hard 90-92 cutter has become out pitch; he’s a reliever all the way, but a darn good one; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 5.85 K/9 | 87.2 IP
2012: 9.08 K/9 | 3.40 BB/9 | 3.43 FIP | 39.2 IP

110. RHP Kyle Funkhouser (Oak Forest HS, Illinois): 87-90 FB, 92 peak; good 75-79 CB; nice 80-83 CU; nice two-seamer; 6-2, 200 pounds

111. RHP Quinn Carpenter (Goshen HS, New York): 87-90 FB, 92 peak; 79-81 SL; excellent command; 6-5, 200 pounds

112. RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (Southwest Christian HS, Texas): 88-92 FB, rare 93-94 peak; 73-76 CB has evolved into great 78-84 SL over time; 80 CU; 6-4, 200 pounds

113. RHP Daniel Starwalt (Granite Hills HS, California): 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good 73-75 CB that has been up to 80 when healthy; straight CU; health concerns could push him to honoring his Stanford commitment; 6-3, 200 pounds

114. RHP Jon Sandford (Winter Springs HS, Florida): 88-91 FB, 92-94 peak; good CU; 79-81 SL, also called CB; 6-5, 220 pounds

115. Ohio JR RHP Seth Streich: came to school sitting 87-90 with FB, 91-92 peak; has now upped velocity to comfortable 90-93 range, peaking 95-96; once flashed a plus CB, but breaking ball has morphed into harder, mid-80s SL; also uses CU; similar to Seth Willoughby in that both are two-way college players from the state of Ohio with relatively little experience on the mound but the chance to move quick as professional relievers; 6-4, 205 pounds

2011: 7.26 K/9 | 96.2 IP
2012: 7.05 K/9 | 4.54 BB/9 | 4.42 FIP | 75.1 IP

116. RHP Ray Castillo (Russell County HS, Alabama): 86-90 FB, 91 peak; has been up to 95 this spring; good 74-79 CB; 81 CU

117. RHP Nolan Gannon (Santa Fe Christian HS, California): 88-92 FB; 70-77 CB that was inconsistent, but flashes plus when thrown harder; loses some velocity in-game, could be attributed to delivery hiccup; CU; 6-5, 200 pounds

118. RHP Kenny Koplove (William Penn Charter HS, Pennsylvania): sits mid- to upper-80s with FB, 94 peak; crazy sidearm CB that is awesome; Duke commitment; not the next Stroman, but not not the next Stroman if you catch my drift; 6-0, 160 pounds

119. LHP Brett Lilek (Marian Catholic HS, Illinois): 86-90 FB, 92 peak; plus command; good 73-76 CB; 77-80 SL; 79-83 CU; good athlete; 6-4, 185 pounds

120. RHP Kayden Porter (Spanish Fork HS, Utah): 88-92 FB, 94 peak with sink; good 79-81 CB that he’ll also slow down to 73; nasty hard 79-80 splitter; 6-5, 250 pounds; plus raw power from right side; mature approach; velocity down late in summer; R/R

121. LHP Dylan Silva (America Heritage-Delray HS, Florida): 84-89 FB, 90-91 peak; good upper-70s CB, also called 77-79 SL; solid CU; plus command; lots of deception in his delivery; everything he throws moves

122. Lee (TN) JR RHP Kris Hall: 90-93 FB, 94-96 peak; good 81-85 SL that flashes plus; new CU; has come a long way as a pitcher; 6-3, 215 pounds

123. RHP Connor Baits (Point Loma HS, California): 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; good 79-81 SL; 79-81 CB; two breaking balls probably same pitch; 82-84 CU; high effort delivery; good command; 6-5, 220 pounds

124. Gateway (AZ) JC SO RHP Trey Lang: 90-93 FB, 95-96 peak; promising SL that flashes plus; average CU; new to pitching; good athlete; good command across board; 6-3, 230 pounds

125. RHP Cameron Tekker (Cuthbertson HS, North Carolina): 87-89 FB, 90 peak; up to 93 in spring; 76-79 CB; 79-80 CU; 6-3, 185 pounds

126. Palm Beach State (FL) CC SO RHP Brandon Welch: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; plus 84-87 SL; usable CB; 83-85 CU; good athlete; 6-1, 180 pounds

127. LHP Max Tishman (Lawrence Academy HS, Massachusetts): 86-89 FB, 91 peak FB; 86-88 two-seamer; good CU; 77-80 SL; CU;  6-2, 170 pounds

128. LHP Colin Rodgers (Parkview Baptist HS, Louisiana): 87-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good 75-79 CB; good 84-85 SL; 80-81 CU; 6-0, 180 pounds; another source had 78-80 SL as really good pitch; solid CU with plus upside

129. San Diego rJR RHP Calvin Drummond: 89-92 FB, only occasional 94 peak; 85-87 cutter; good 75-79 kCB; good 83-84 CU; when on, the 81-83 SL is a good pitch; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 6.69 K/9 | 76.2 IP
2012: 8.41 K/9 | 3.53 BB/9 | 3.98 FIP | 86.2 IP

130. Washington rJR RHP Aaron West: 89-93 FB, 94-95 peak; good mid-80s SL that is inconsistent; good CU; Tommy John survivor; stuff has never quite matched with results, but has way more upside than your typical mid-round (10+) college arm; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 5.67 K/9 | 73 IP
2012: 6.38 K/9 | 1.59 BB/9 | 3.82 FIP | 96 IP

131. Miami JR RHP EJ Encinosa: had him originally with a 87-91 FB with sink, 94 high school peak but hadn’t seen it in a while, instead peaking at 91-92; once committed to bullpen, velocity shot back up – now sits 94-95, and has hit 98 in 2012; no matter the velocity, the fastball remains an excellent pitch – very consistent plus-plus sink; plus low-80s SL; good, but inconsistent CU; reliever all the way (and likely not a closer), but a good one all the same; 6-4, 235 pounds

2011: 7.74 K/9 | 86 IP
2012: 13.30 K/9 | 3.63 BB/9 | 2.84 FIP | 22.1 IP

132. Rice JR RHP Tyler Duffey: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 79-82 CU; good two-seamer with above-average sink; hard 78-83 CB; average mid-80s SL that flashes plus; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 11.87 K | 60.2 IP
2012: 12.27 K/9 | 3.51 BB/9 | 2.54 FIP | 51.1 IP

133. Louisville rJR RHP Justin Amlung: 88-91 FB, 93-94 peak; good sink on FB; good 78-82 SL; good 80-82 CU; also shows 75-78 CB; everything down in zone; smart pitcher; good deception; Brady Rodgers often gets the comp, but I see Amlung as this year’s version of a poor man’s Mike Leake; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 7.03 K/9 | 105 IP
2012: 9.17 K/9 | 1.79 BB/9 | 3.76 FIP | 90.1 IP

134. Wake Forest JR LHP Tim Cooney: 87-90 FB, 92-93 peak; FB more consistently in upper range of velocity in 2012 (89-92); had pitchability reputation coming into year, but FB command wasn’t sharp enough to really warrant the label – now it is; much improved 84-87 cutter is a really good pitch; good CU; good CB that comes and goes; good is the operative word with Cooney, a really well-rounded, smart pitcher who gets without a plus pitch by skillfully mixing four pitches for strikes out of deceptive arm slot; could be a back end starter in time; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.85 K/9 | 98.2 IP
2012: 8.61 K/9 | 3.66 BB/9 | 2.86 FIP | 83.2 IP

135. Louisville JR RHP Matt Koch: sits 90-92, 93-95 peak FB; promising 79-83 SL; 75 CB; 83 CU flashes plus; leans on FB/SL combo more as the SL has matured into above-average pitch; up to 94-95 FB much more consistently in 2012, new peak of 97 out of bullpen; good athlete; I was down on Koch coming into the year, but he’s really grown on me – I think he has the stuff to start in the pros; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: 6.28 K/9 | 67.2 IP
2012: 9.12 K/9 | 2.81 BB/9 | 3.30 FIP | 25.2 IP

136. Georgia Tech JR RHP Luke Bard: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; was up to a more consistent 95-97 before his early season lat injury; good 80 SL gives him the second pitch needed to eventually pitch in a big league bullpen; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.88 K/9 | 49.2 IP
2012: 9.22 K/9 | 1.98 BB/9 | 2.76 FIP | 27.1 IP

137. LHP Tyler Pike (Winter Haven HS, Florida): 87-90 FB, 92-93 peak, but has dipped as low as 85 in some starts; 70-74 CB, up to 77-80 and more effective now; plus 77-83 CU that could stand to be more consistent game to game; good overall command with chance for more; plus deception; plus pitchability; occasional average 67-69 CB; not much development left, but as solid lefty who knows how to pitch could find a home as a back of the rotation starter in time; 6-1, 185 pounds

138. RHP Felipe Perez (Fairmont Prep HS, California): 88-91 FB that really moves, 92-93 peak; plus FB movement; good 74-78 CB; CU has plus upside; 79-80 SL; 6-3, 195 pounds

139. South Florida SR LHP Andrew Barbosa: 87-91 FB, 93 peak; good 79-80 CU; flashes plus 75 CB; the most likely potential pro starting pitcher to come out of USF’s intriguing hard throwing 2012 draft class; 6-8, 235 pounds

2012: 11.33 K/9 | 2.17 BB/9 | 2.53 FIP | 78.2 IP

140. South Carolina rJR RHP Matt Price: normally I start by writing about the fastball, but I really, really like his low-80s SL (82-84) so that gets top billing; also throws a softer CB; 89-92 FB, up to 94 out of bullpen; had strange, brief peak of mid- to upper-90s during brief stretch in 2011, but more of a low-90s guy; solid third pitch in 79-81 CU; experiment as starting pitcher went more or less as expected (i.e. not great), but Price has recaptured his magic in the bullpen; he’s more of an all-time great college pitcher than an exciting pro prospect, but he’s not just a college guy, either – there’s a big league bullpen out there that could surely use a competitor like Price; 6-2, 215 pounds

2011: 12.05 K/9 | 59 IP
2012: 10.09 K/9 | 3.88 BB/9 | 3.30 FIP | 58 IP

141. North Carolina JR RHP Michael Morin: at his best, he sits 88-92 FB, but can crank it up to 95 in the bullpen; velocity has dropped to upper-80s this spring – could be injury, could be fatigue, could be increased emphasis on establishing two-seamer; bread and butter has been and will always be plus to plus-plus CU, one of college baseball’s best singular pitches; average SL that has improved a great deal since high school; good athlete; despite the loss in velocity, I remain a believer in Morin’s solid middle relief (or better) upside; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 9.98 K/9 | 64 IP
2012: 8.46 K/9 | 3.02 BB/9 | 3.81 FIP | 44.2 IP

142. Clemson JR RHP Kevin Brady: for too long threw a too straight 90-92 FB that touched 94-96, but much improved late life in 2012; good FB command; above-average, but inconsistent 80-83 SL; once flashed plus CB, but ditched pitch for a long stretch before going back to it early in 2012; nondescript CU has gotten better, but is average at best pitch; debate over whether or not he fits best as starter or reliever professionally – health concerns and a lack of a developed third pitch seem to point towards the bullpen, though perhaps the switch comes later rather than sooner; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 13.50 K/9 | 23.1 IP
2012: 9.00 K/9 | 3.26 BB/9 | 4.02 FIP | 58 IP

143. RHP Brady Lail (Bingham HS, Utah): 86-90 FB, 92 peak; good athlete; good 74-77 kCB; very good command, especially on breaking ball; shows CU, but still a raw third pitch; 6-3, 180 pounds

144. Southeastern Louisiana JR RHP Stefan Lopez: 89-94 FB, 95 peak; good FB command; relies heavily on FB; good 84 SL that he should use more of; might throw one CU per outing, if that; recovered from torn ACL in 2011; I’m on an island with this one, but I think pro coaching and continued progress as he heals from his knee injury could turn Lopez into a viable late-inning big league pitcher, potentially a closer; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 11.25 K/9 | 36 IP
2012: 12.89 K/9 | 1.53 BB/9 | 2.58 FIP | 29.1 IP

145. Morningside (IA) JR RHP Storm Throne: 90-93 FB, 95-97 peak; good command of above-average 72-74 CB; shows CU; keeps the ball down; good athlete; 6-7, 240 pounds

146. RHP Karl Keglovits (Nazareth HS, Pennsylvania): 87-89 FB with good sink; can get four-seamer up to 90-92; good FB command; 72-73 CB; 78-80 CU; 6-6, 230 pounds

147. LHP Jack Wynkoop (Cape Henry Collegiate, Virginia): 85-89 FB; 74-78 CB; good 77-80 SL; 80-81 CU; plus command of a four-pitch mix is nothing to overlook for a high school senior; 6-6, 190 pounds

148. LHP Jordan Minch (Highland HS, Indiana): 86-89 FB, 91 peak; good CU; emerging low-70s CB; good athlete; good command; 6-3, 180 pounds

149. RHP Curt Britt (Scotland HS, North Carolina): 89-91 FB, 92 peak; good mid-70s CB up to 75-77; solid low-80s CU; 6-2, 215 pounds, but looks shorter and heavier

150. Polk State (FL) JC SO RHP Alec Asher: 90-94 FB, 95-97 peak; improved SL; improved CB; in much better physical condition; holds velocity well; Tommy John survivor; 6-4, 225 pounds

151. RHP Trent Thornton (Ardrey Kell HS, North Carolina): 86-89 FB, 91 peak; 78-82 CU; 74-79 CB; strong outfield prospect as well: good power upside, good speed, and good range; 6-0, 155 pounds

152. RHP Matt Withrow (Midland Christian HS, Texas): 94 peak; SL flashes plus; 6-3, 210 pounds

153. RHP Tucker Simpson (Oxford HS, Alabama): 88-92 FB, 94 peak; velocity down in 2012; good sink on FB; good 71-76 CB; 73-78 CU; 78 SL; 6-7, 225 pounds

154. Kentucky JR LHP Taylor Rogers: 87-92 FB; good 75-80 CB; better 77 CU; 83 SL; good command; similar prospect to Texas LHP Hoby Milner; good mix of projection, polish, and present stuff; 6-3, 170 pounds

2011: 5.96 K/9 | 77 IP
2012: 8.87 K/9 | 2.01 BB/9 | 4.06 FIP | 89.1 IP

155. LHP Cole Irvin (Servite HS, California): 85-86 FB, have now heard upper-80s; 87-89 FB; good 72-75 CB; good 78-81 CU; 6-4, 180 pounds

156. Orange Coast CC (CA) rFR LHP Bijan Rademacher: 90-94 FB; good SL; fresh arm; good athlete; really good arm; good bat speed; CF range; Cal State Fullerton transfer; 6-1, 185 pounds

157. RHP Zach Quintana (Arbor View HS, Nevada): 88-91 FB, 92-95 peak; good 77-80 SL that could use some tightening, also called good mid-70s CB; underdeveloped 78-82 CU; doesn’t really hide the ball that well; 6-0, 190 pounds

158. RHP Jake Pintar (San Juan Hills HS, California): 85-90 FB, closer to 88-89; 69-71 CB needs work, a little firmer in recent looks at 71-74; good athlete; 6-7, 190 pounds

159. LHP Troy Conyers (El Capitan HS, California): 86-90 FB; every FB out of his hand moves; mid-70s CU; loads of deception in delivery, submarine style; might be a super-LOOGY in long run

160. Arizona State JR RHP Brady Rodgers: 88-91 FB, can dial it up to 92-93 when he really needs it; good FB command, but real claim to fame is plus control; solid 72-75 CB that should be his best pitch professionally; also throws a slightly above-average 80-84 SL; could say the same about his 78-82 CU; will also mix in a cutter; good athlete; can be described fairly easily in less than ten words: plus control of four more or less average pitches; from a stuff standpoint reminds me some of former Georgia Tech RHP Mark Pope; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 8.42 IP | 98.1 IP
2012: 6.50 K/9 | 1.17 BB/9 | 4.06 FIP | 115 IP

161. Texas A&M SR RHP Ross Stripling: at his best he has sat 89-94 FB with sink, but most recently has been clocked closer to 86-88, 91-92 peak; plus 74-78 CB that is one of the best of its kind in college ball; average 76-80 CU that he can throw for strikes, but doesn’t get many swings and misses on; CU has been up to 83 on occasion, but is more effective in upper-70s; plus FB command; good athlete; plus control; 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: 8.52 K/9 | 125.2 IP
2012: 8.83 K/9 | 1.22 BB/9 | 3.67 FIP | 103 IP

162. Marshall rJR RHP Joe Church: 91-94 FB, 96 peak; plus breaking ball; only threw 18.1 innings in three years before 2012 as he’s dealt with a string of arm issues, including recovery from Tommy John surgery; healthy now, he’s got the two big-time pitches needed to someday pitch in a big league bullpen; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 11.93 K/9 | 4.40 BB/9 | 2.81 FIP | 28.2 IP

163. Purdue JR RHP Nick Wittgren: 89-92 FB, 93-94 peak; slightly above-average 75-80 CB; average 77-78 CU; has the command, athleticism, and stuff to make the transition from college closer to starting pitcher if his pro team wants to go that route; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 9.53 K/9 | 51 IP
2012: 8.78 K/9 | 2.63 BB/9 | 2.86 FIP | 41 IP

164. Texas State JR RHP Travis Ballew: 88-95 FB; good low-80s SL that flashes plus; improved CU; effective two-seamer; size and arm action may push teams to put him in relief, but he’s come far enough with his changeup that he deserves a chance to start in pros; 6-0, 160 pounds

2011: 9.11 K/9 | 53.1 IP
2012: 10.64 K/9 | 2.55 BB/9 | 3.43 FIP | 102.1 IP

165. Howard JC (TX) rSO RHP Reid Scoggins: mid-90s FB, 97-98 peak; rumors of 100 peak, but hasn’t done it often enough/in front of the right people to make it a reliable number; Tommy John survivor; shows CU and CB, but both currently raw; best current secondary is 84-87 SL; command came back after surgery and his game really took off; 6-3, 205 pounds

166. Arizona JR RHP Kurt Heyer: 86-90, 91-92 peak FB with good sink; has hit as high as 94 in past and might be able to crank it up there in relief, but otherwise not likely to see those lofty heights after some pretty intense college use; promising 77-80 SL with average upside; mid-70s CU with upside; shows CB; nice deception in funky delivery; for being typecasted as a pitchability college righthander, Heyer’s FB command has remained inconsistent; averaged an incredible 8+ innings per start in 2012; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: 9.11 K/9 | 138.1 IP
2012: 6.98 K/9 | 1.37 BB/9 | 3.75 FIP | 138 IP

167. Cal State Fullerton JR RHP Dylan Floro: 86-90, 92-93 peak FB with great sink; sits most often 87-88 but with true plus life and good command; 76-82 SL with plus potential that he leans on heavily; very nice sinking 80-82 CU; will also mix in mid-70s CB that can run into his slider when thrown harder; fits in nicely with large pool of potential fifth starters/middle relievers; interesting prospect who has gone backwards since entering school yet still has the chance of reaching the big leagues in some capacity due to his good enough stuff, deceptive delivery, above-average control, and the hope he can reclaim some of what made him such a big-time prospect out of high school; 6-3, 185 pounds

2011: 6.51 K/9 | 55.1 IP
2012: 5.75 K/9 | 0.94 BB/9 | 4.02 FIP | 114.1 IP

168. Maine JR RHP Jeff Gibbs: at his best he sits mid-90s FB, 94-96 peak; has also shown plus SL; iffy command; iffy control; velocity has been down some in 2012 (88-92 FB, 94 peak), but good upper-70s to low-80s SL has remained a strong second pitch; has also utilized average 78-83 CU more often; story on Gibbs has remained the same dating back to his high school days: big league stuff, independent league command and control; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 7.90 K/9 | 68.1 IP
2012: 8.25 K/9 | 6.45 BB/9 | 4.01 FIP | 60 IP

169. Grand Canyon (AZ) JR RHP Brady Wager: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; flashes plus mid-80s SL, never worse than average and often above-average; emerging CU that is usable, could be better in time; 6-2, 205 pounds

170. Oregon State JR LHP Matt Boyd: 87-89 FB, 91-92 peak; good 82-83 CU; good 73-76 CB with plus upside; funky windup gives good deception; plus command; in a world of more creative baseball management, he could be bullpen ace – has shown he can handle multiple inning appearances and get both lefties and righthanders out; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 7.04 K/9 | 46 IP
2012: 7.78 K/9 | 3.16 BB/9 | 4.48 FIP | 37 IP

171. San Francisco JR LHP Elliot Waterman: mid-80s FB; now up to sitting 88-91 with 93-94 peak; nice CU with plus command; average SL; great deception; 6-5, 230 pounds

2011: 8.93 K/9 | 42.1 IP
2012: 8.08 K/9 | 2.36 BB/9 | 3.34 FIP | 45.2 IP

172. Oregon JR LHP Christian Jones: missed 2012 season with TJ surgery, but would have challenged for the top college lefty spot if healthy; 88-91 FB with plus life, 94 peak; good command; biting CB with SL action is plus pitch; 84 CU; if he gives any indication that he is willing to sign and continue his rehab with a pro medical staff, a team should be all over him somewhere between the 5th and 15th rounds; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 8.81 K/9 | 77.2 IP

173. Florida JR RHP Hudson Randall: 85-88 FB, 90 peak; great sinker/slider mix, everything down in zone, so he gets loads of groundballs when he’s going well; impressive upper-70s CU (79-81) with great arm action; good but inconsistent 74-77 CB; plus command on all pitches; average present 80-84 SL; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 5.65 K/9 | 124.1 IP
2012: 6.39 K/9 | 0.87 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 93 IP

174. Arkansas JR RHP DJ Baxendale: 87-92 FB, 93-94 peak; good FB movement; good 84-85 SL; solid 80-82 CU; really good 69-71 CB that is his best pitch; mid-80s cutter; stuff down in 2012: 86-89 much of season, offspeed not nearly as sharp; ability to throw multiple pitches for strikes gives him back of the rotation upside, but might be best served by becoming a primarily fastball/curveball reliever at the next level; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 8.54 K/9 | 85.1 IP
2012: 8.78 K/9 | 2.06 BB/9 | 4.15 FIP | 96.1 IP

175. Cuba LHP Onelki Garcia: 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; flashes plus CB; shows CU; 6-2, 220 pounds

176. Weatherford JC (TX) FR RHP Cameron Cox: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good breaking ball; advanced CU; good command; 6-4, 200 pounds

177. Kentucky JR LHP Jerad Grundy: 87-90 FB, 92-94 peak; 77-82 SL that has improved greatly; really like his 80-81 sinking CU; transfer from Miami and Heartland CC; 6-1, 200 pounds

2012: 6.93 K/9 | 3.68 BB/9 | 3.97 FIP | 85.2 IP

178. Missouri JR RHP Eric Anderson: prior to tearing his labrum sat 90-93 with FB; hard SL with cut fastball movement; plus CU; easy mechanics; great athlete; has worked his way back and is now throwing upper-80s (getting as high as 90-92 on his best days), an impressive feat after he sat mostly low- to mid-80s this past summer; still throws a good breaking ball (SL), but not yet with as much pre-injury juice; CU has remained a really good pitch; above-average command both before and after his injury; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 5.48 K/9 | 42.2 IP
2012: 6.29 K/9 | 1.11 BB/9 | 3.85 FIP | 24.1 IP

179. Mississippi rSR RHP RJ Hively: 88-92 FB with late life, rare 94-95 peak; excellent 80-85 SL that he leans on; 79-81 CU; loves to sink and cut fastball; well-traveled player who should be relatively quick riser; 6-2, 205 pounds

2011: 8.35 K/9 | 18.1 IP
2012: 11.23 K/9 | 2.05 BB/9 | 3.39 FIP | 83.1 IP

180. LSU JR RHP Nick Goody: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; promising 78-82 breaking ball that falls somewhere between slider and power curve; good deception in delivery helps his fastball play up; has the small sample size of any one-year college reliever, but really hard to find fault with his 2012 performances (below); 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: 12.56 K/9 | 1.07 BB/9 | 2.75 FIP | 33.2 IP

181. Central Florida JR RHP Roman Madrid: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; good 84-87 SL; rock solid big league middle relief prospect – he’ll never be considered a sexy prospect, but if he keeps doing what he does then he’ll get the last laugh as a big league reliever; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 9.40 K/9 | 3.40 BB/9 | 3.52 FIP | 45 IP

182. Mississippi JR LHP Dylan Chavez: 89-92 FB; good 79-82 SL; 76-78 CU; 74-75 CB; good deception in delivery; like teammate RJ Hively, he is a well-traveled young arm who should transition well to life in the pros; 6-3, 190 pounds

2012: 9.33 K/9 | 1.47 BB/9 | 4.67 FIP | 36.2 IP

183. JR RHP Jason Jester: couldn’t pitch in 2012 at Texas A&M after being declared academically ineligible, but the latest rumors indicate he wants to give it the old college try once again in 2013; a smart team should still take a chance on him, assuming he is willing to sign, as his stuff is electric: 88-93 FB (90-94 as reliever), 96 peak; good SL with plus upside; great command; 5-10, 180 pounds

184. UCLA rFR RHP Eric Jaffe: 90-95 FB that moves; plus 77-82 CB; has shown interesting 84-86 CU this past spring; disaster of a season leaves him a 100% speculative selection at this point – his signability isn’t supposed to be an issue, but it would be a surprise to see him drafted high enough to make it worth his while unless he really, really wants to play pro ball; 6-4, 230 pounds

185. San Jose State JR RHP Zach Jones: 93-95 FB, 97-98 peak; FB moves; flashes good SL; iffy command; iffy control; profiles as reliever all the way, which is unfortunate because he swings a mean bat (2011: .316/.383/.458 – 16 BB/30 K – 155 AB)

2011: 11.09 K/9 | 43 IP
2012: 9.83 K/9 | 2.83 BB/9 | 3.57 FIP | 54 IP

186. Fresno State JR RHP Justin Haley: low-90s FB, 95 peak; good breaking ball; emerging CU; too well-known to be a sleeper, but still a really good, really underrated three-pitch pitcher with the chance to start in the big leagues someday who will likely be drafted lower than he should be; 6-6, 225 pounds

2011: 7.79 K/9 | 32.1 IP
2012: 9.26 K/9 | 3.66 BB/9 | 2.76 FIP | 93.1 IP

187. Fresno State SR RHP Taylor Garrison: 89-93 FB, 94 peak; good command; good SL with cutter action; above-average CU; also throws CB; 5-10, 160 pounds

2011: 11.38 K/9 | 34 IP
2012: 11.27 K/9 | 2.76 BB/9 | 2.16 FIP | 42.1 IP

188. Connecticut SR RHP David Fischer: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; average CU; good SL that breaks like a CB at times; lost velocity last season, but found it in a hurry in 2012: reportedly up to 95 at times; similar prospect to Cincinnati RHP Zach Isler; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: 8.08 K/9 | 49 IP
2012: 7.84 K/9 | 2.91 BB/9 | 3.81 FIP | 80.1 IP

189. Texas A&M JR RHP Kyle Martin: 88-91 FB, 92-95 peak; lost some zip on his four-seam FB this spring, so went almost exclusively with 86-89 two-seamers with plus sink the past few months; inconsistent breaking ball that flashes plus, looks like a SL some days and a CB others; great deception in his funky sidearm delivery; shows a mid-70s CU with some promise against lefties; 6-6, 215 pounds

2011: 8.64 K/9 | 41.2 IP
2012: 8.63 K/9 | 3.20 BB/9 | 3.72 FIP | 56.1 IP

190. Vanderbilt rJR RHP Will Clinard: 91-93 FB with good sink; above-average 84-86 SL; above-average to plus cutter; leans on fastball that moves (two-seamer/cutter) and that slider, so he could have a career as a mid-innings reliever who can come on and get a ground ball when needed; plus command; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 11.67 K/9 | 39.1 IP
2012: 8.33 K/9 | 4.00 BB/9 | 4.44 FIP | 54 IP

191. Cincinnati JR RHP Zach Isler: fairly generic high-80s FB as starter, but a revelation out of the bullpen: sinking 90-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good low-80s SL; raw CU he can likely ditch as he moves to bullpen professionally; 6-4, 240 pounds

2011: 4.59 K/9 | 51 IP
2012: 9.16 K/9 | 4.25 BB/9 | 3.59 FIP | 55 IP

192. Kansas JR RHP Tanner Poppe: 88-91 FB with late life (92-93 peak), but has reportedly hit 94-97 out of bullpen; solid 74 CB; 80 CU; loose and easy mechanics – looks like he’s just having a catch; good athlete who is way more projectable than many mid- to late-round possibilities; not sure what pro teams dislike about him that I don’t see, but the people in the know whom I’ve talked to about him are always surprised I mention him as a viable pro prospect; 6-5, 225 pounds

2011: 6.18 K/9 | 71.1 IP
2012: 7.68 K/9 | 4.42 BB/9 | 4.33 FIP | 38.2 IP

193. Wichita State SR LHP Josh Smith: 85-88 FB, 90-91 peak; good sinker; solid 80-81 SL; excellent CU; above-average command; one of the draft’s underrated pitchability lefthanders with enough diversity in his repertoire to continue starting professionally – really strong senior sign; 6-3, 185 pounds

2012: 6.58 K/9 | 78 IP
2012: 7.53 K/9 | 2.92 BB/9 | 4.33 FIP | 95.2 IP

194. California JR LHP Justin Jones: at his best he sits 86-90 with a FB with plus life, 91-92 peak; very good 73-76 CB when he commands it; strong 77-81 CU that flashes plus; good 84 cutter; nice deception in delivery helps FB play up; velocity way down in 2012 due to what appeared to be inconsistencies finding his release point: mid-80s most games, 84-86 with 88 peak; one plus side in 2012: has shown an above-average 78-81 SL, though he often uses it at the expense of ignoring his curve; like a few of his college peers, there’s some gambling with Jones that his velocity will rebound professionally – even without it, he has enough fastball to go with his curve (his best secondary pitch for me), change, and cutter to carve out a useful niche in pro ball; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 6.39 K/9 | 119.2 IP
2012: 5.80 K/9 | 3.35 BB/9 | 4.45 FIP | 80.2 IP

195. Rice SR LHP Taylor Wall: upper-80s FB, peak 88; plus CU that he relies on heavily; average at best CB and SL, though a new grip on his slider has made it a potentially better third pitch than his curve, which was once ahead; repeatable mechanics; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 4.37 K/9 | 35 IP
2012: 7.78 K/9 | 3.38 BB/9 | 3.25 FIP | 61.1 IP

196. Baylor JR LHP Josh Turley: 85-89 FB, 90-91 peak; 77-81 CU with plus upside that he uses a ton; 80-84 cutter, when thrown harder begins to look more like a SL; 76-79 CB with some upside; plus command of everything he throws; good deception in delivery allows FB to play up, also makes it a pain for hitters to pick up CU; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: 6.30 K/9 | 95.2 IP
2012: 6.79 K/9 | 1.64 BB/9 | 3.87 FIP | 110 IP

197. Vanderbilt JR RHP Drew Verhagen: 90-93 FB, mid-90s peak (94-95); above-average 80-84 CU; 73-78 CB needs work; 82-84 SL; iffy command; relatively fresh arm; still too reliant on fastball, but could improve quickly with breaking ball if he a) picks one to focus on, b) makes necessary mechanical tweaks; 6-6, 225 pounds

2012: 5.19 K/9 | 3.38 BB/9 | 4.81 FIP | 69.1 IP

198. Howard JC (TX) rFR RHP Clayton Crum: 91-93 FB, 94-96 peak; Texas transfer; good athlete; above-average SL; average CU; Tommy John survivor; 6-1, 190 pounds

199. Tennessee JR RHP Zack Godley: 85-91 FB; good cutter; improved 78-82 CU; good 73-78 CB; shows an occasional SL; one of the many smart, command-oriented, offspeed reliant righthanders found in the draft each year with back of the rotation and/or middle relief upside; 6-3, 235 pounds

2011: 9.84 K/9 | 32 IP
2012: 7.13 K/9 | 2.24 BB/9 | 3.92 FIP | 64.1 IP

200. Seminole State (OK) CC SO LHP Billy Waltrip: 90-95 FB; good SL; above-average CB; shows CU; 6-2, 215 pounds

201. Stanford rSO RHP Chris Jenkins: at his best sits 93-95 with FB, peaking at 97 with plus movement; average low-80s SL; raw yet interesting CU; only 9.1 college innings in three years at Stanford; really intriguing gamble for a team that believes he can recapture the stuff he showed in high school; 6-7, 220 pounds

202. College of Charleston JR RHP Christian Powell: 87-91 FB, 96 peak; up to more consistent 91-94 this year, still peaking 96; above-average breaking ball when he locates it; has worked in an emerging CU that flashes above-average; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 7.05 K/9 | 81.2 IP
2012: 7.49 K/9 | 2.79 BB/9 | 4.58 FIP | 93.2 IP

203. Princeton JR RHP Matt Bowman: 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; deception in delivery helps; average CU; average SL; 74-76 CB; has the Lincecum delivery down pat; above-average command; 6-0, 165 pounds

2011: 7.84 K/9 | 51.2 IP
2012: 9.32 K/9 | 2.73 BB/9 | 3.25 FIP | 56 IP

204. Trinity (TX) SR RHP Ben Klimesh: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; good low-80s breaking ball; shows CU; 6-4, 220 pounds

205. Texas Tech rSO RHP Duke von Schamann: 86-91 FB, 93 peak; FB has lots of life; 77-80 hybrid breaking ball; 80-82 CU; plus command of all pitches; gets by without an above-average pitch – though the sink on his fastball gets it close – due to craftiness, clever pitch sequencing, and the aforementioned plus command; Tommy John survivor; reminds me of Texas A&M RHP Kyle Martin, minus the funky sidearm quality; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 4.35 K/9 | 41.1 IP
2012: 6.44 K/9 | 1.25 BB/9 | 4.14 FIP | 86.2 IP

206. North Carolina JR LHP RC Orlan: 88-92 FB; above-average 87 cutter; good, but inconsistent CB; good low-80s SL; stuff isn’t dominant, but Orlan’s value comes in being able to throw any one of his effective offerings in almost any count; limited ceiling prospect, but could settle in nicely as lefty specialist; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: 12.32 K/9 | 19 IP
2012: 10.65 K/9 | 1.65 BB/9 | 3.37 FIP | 49 IP

207. Clemson JR RHP Scott Firth: heavy 88-92 FB, 93-95 peak; plus CU; really good CB; solid mid-80s SL that flashes plus, but is consistent; command a major issue; control comes and goes, really hampers his overall effectiveness; good coaching could help him take off as he has the raw stuff to start in pro ball; 6-0, 170 pounds

2011: 7.20 K/9 | 50 IP
2012: 8.65 K/9 | 5.48 BB/9 | 3.91 FIP | 42.2 IP

208. Tennessee JR RHP Drew Steckenrider: like fellow SEC standout Brian Johnson, Steckenrider is a two-way prospect that I’d rather personally see with a bat; in both cases, however, I understand why the majority prefers to make each young man a pitcher; as a position player, I think his plus raw power, plus arm strength, and average speed (i.e. good enough for outfield corner) could make him a potential starter in time; as a pitcher, he sits low-90s, 93-97 peak in relief; his fastball runs 87-92 as starter; average 79-85 CU; iffy control; lots of untapped upside and a fresh arm; 6-5, 205 pounds

2011: 10.58 K/9 | 32.1 IP
2012: 10.99 K/9 | 5.15 BB/9 | 3.31 FIP | 64.2 IP

209. Army SR RHP Kevin McKague: 88-91 FB; pre-injury hit 94-96 and threw a good 88 SL; if he gets healthy as a pro, he’s got a chance to move quickly, but that’s a big if; pretty damn good hitter who had a park/scheduled adjusted wOBA of .447 in 198 at bats; reminds me of Houston Baptist RHP/1B Robbie Buller in terms of size, hitting ability, fastball, and injury history

2012: 10.22 K/9 | 5.11 BB/9 | 2.81 FIP | 12.1 IP

210. Clemson JR RHP Dominic Leone: 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; good to plus CU; quality CB; clean mechanics; command needs work; has everything on paper to succeed at next level, but was hit around in 2012; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: 10.42 K/9 | 65.2 IP
2012: 7.45 K/9 | 3.99 BB/9 | 5.05 FIP | 67.2 IP

210. Howard JC (TX) SO RHP Nick Sawyer: low-90s FB, 96-97 peak; good mid-80s SL; control lags behind, but hard to dislike his arm strength and feel for breaking ball; 5-11, 190 pounds

211. Mississippi State JR LHP Nick Routt: 88-92 FB; plus CU; good breaking ball; finally healthy; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 8.36 K/9 | 56 IP
2012: 8.20 K/9 | 2.80 BB/9 | 3.88 FIP | 45 IP

212. South Florida rSO RHP Austin Adams: 92-95 FB; flashes plus 85-87 SL, also called hard CB but I’m fairly certain it is a slider – either way, it’s a pro breaking ball when he commands it; one of many from USF staff that could make it as a reliever at the next level; 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: 11.74 K/9 | 3.13 BB/9 | 2.89 FIP | 23 IP

213. Dallas Baptist JR RHP Stuart Pudenz: 90-95 FB; good splitter that acts as CU; mixes in occasional SL; 6-5, 225 pounds

2011: 9.50 K/9 | 36 IP
2012: 11.48 K/9 | 3.83 BB/9 | 2.64 FIP | 40 IP

214. Houston Baptist SR RHP Robbie Buller: mid-90s peak; plus raw power; early season 2012 Tommy John surgery knocked him out for the year, but an intriguing enough talent to get drafted and make some noise once healthy again; 6-6, 220 pounds

2011: .246/.368/.474 – 40 BB/37 K – 228 AB

215. Neosho County (KS) JC SO LHP Matt Strahm: upper-80s FB, 92-93 peak; good SL; above-average CU; good control; good athlete; 6-3, 170 pounds

216. Utah JR RHP Tyler Wagner: 89-92 FB, 93-95 peak; good SL; average CU; good athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.41 K/9 | 35.1 IP
2012: 7.38 K/9 | 5.48 BB/9 | 3.68 FIP | 42.2 IP

217. San Jose State JR RHP Mike Aldrete: 92-94 FB with plus sink; good SL; really good defender and quick off the mound, as one might expect from a former middle infielder; 5-10, 170 pounds

2012: 7.56 K/9 | 3.51 BB/9 | 4.11 FIP | 33.1 IP

218. Texas State JR LHP Colton Turner: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; improved 73-77 breaking ball; improved CU; good command; stuff could play up in relief role; 6-2, 185 pounds

2011: 7.63 K/9 | 87.1 IP
2012: 9.03 K/9 | 3.39 BB/9 | 3.00 FIP | 87.2 IP

219. Santa Fe (FL) CC SO RHP Brad Markey: 88-91 FB, 93-94 peak; good CB; average CU; plus control; Georgia Tech transfer; 5-11, 180 pounds

220. Arkansas JR LHP Randall Fant: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good upper-70s CU; much improved cutter; average at best mid-70s CB; like teammate DJ Baxendale, velocity down 2012: sitting mid-80s, touching 88-89 – velocity loss greatly reduced effectiveness of breaking stuff, so pre-draft medicals will be huge; 6-4, 185 pounds

2011: 4.80 K/9 | 69.1 IP
2012: 6.89 K/9 | 1.53 BB/9 | 4.19 FIP | 47 IP

221. Dallas Baptist rSO RHP Jake Johansen: 90-92 FB, 93-96 peak, has also hit 97-98; good low-80s SL, now up to 85-86 and called a CB by some – either way it flashes plus to plus-plus when on; iffy command and poor control, but reports are positive – the belief is that these things are fixable with better coaching; case in point – he’s a really fast study who picked up an upper-80s cutter this spring that is now a nasty pitch; 6-6, 220 pounds

2012: 8.02 K/9 | 6.07 BB/9 | 4.39 FIP | 46 IP

222. Texas A&M rSO RHP Rafael Pineda: 86-90 FB, 91-92 peak; good sink on FB; good 76-80 CU; mid-80s SL; more projection here than in most college arms, so underwhelming K-rate can be at least partially explained way; 6-5, 210 pounds

2012: 4.99 K/9 | 1.63 BB/9 | 4.66 FIP | 83 IP

223. Fresno State SR RHP Cody Kendall: 90-93 FB, 95 peak; plus sink on FB, very difficult to square up on; also throws CU; works predominantly with FB, sinking and cutting it frequently; could make it in the pros as a reliever capable of coming in with men on and getting a groundball; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: 5.87 K/9 | 1.91 BB/9 | 3.48 FIP | 61.1 IP

224. Southern Cal SR RHP Martin Viramontes: sits 90-94; now at 89-92, peak 93; similar to USC teammate RHP Andrew Triggs and Ben Mount in the way all three have lost velocity over the years; still flashes a pair of above-average offspeed pitches in a power 75-80 CB and low-80s CU; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: 6.16 K/9 | 30.2 IP
2012: 9.42 K/9 | 4.08 BB/9 | 3.37 FIP | 28.2 IP

225. Northwest Nazarene (ID) JR RHP Zeb Sneed: 91-93 FB, 94-97 peak; plus splitter; control issues; crazy inconsistent, but you can’t teach his kind of arm strength; 6-5, 200 pounds

226. Kentucky JR RHP Tim Peterson: 88-91 FB; good CB; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 10.04 K/9 | 1.38 BB/9 | 3.71 FIP | 26 IP

227. Georgia SR RHP Michael Palazzone: 85-90 FB, 92 peak; excellent 79-81 CU; solid low- to mid-70s CB (70-76); good two-seamer; plus command; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 7.70 K/9 | 1.48 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 85.1 IP

228. Washington JR RHP Josh Fredendall: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; plus SL; everything down in the zone; under the radar prospect who has been excellent at all stops, including putting up a 0.25 ERA his sophomore season at San Mateo; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 9.82 K/9 | 3.38 BB/9 | 2.92 FIP | 29.1 IP

229. Texas State JR RHP Louis Head: 90-93 FB, 94 peak; good SL, flashes plus; also flashes a plus CU; Texas Tech transfer coming off a good, not great, season pitching out of the bullpen for Texas State; 5-11, 175 pounds

2012: 7.50 K/9 | 4.80 BB/9 | 4.19 FIP | 30 IP

230. South Carolina JR RHP Ethan Carter: sits 88-92, 93 FB peak; good SL with cutter action; really talented arm who has never had the chance to show it at college level; has made mistakes in past, but appears to have straightened himself out enough to get a look; 6-5, 200 pounds

2012: 9.00 K/9 | 1.80 BB/9 | 2.89 FIP | 10 IP

231. Washington rSO RHP Nick Palewicz: at his best, hits 95-98 with FB but velocity was down for much of 2012 season; also throws a CB and CU; Tommy John survivor; considered a difficult sign; 6-2, 220 pounds

2012: 6.28 K/9 | 3.45 BB/9 | 4.07 FIP | 28.2 IP

232. Louisville SR RHP Derek Self: 88-91 FB, 92-94 peak; two above-average secondary pitches in a good CU and good 79-80 SL; big fan of the 87-88 cutter that he’s found great success with this year; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 4.16 K/9 | 75.2 IP
2012: 6.26 K/9 | 1.65 BB/9 | 3.53 FIP | 27.1 IP

233. Louisburg (NC) JC JR RHP Tim Brechbuehler: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; holds velocity well; UNC transfer; 6-8, 215 pounds

234. Baylor rJR RHP Max Garner: 87-89 FB, 92 peak; 79-83 SL; 71-76 CB; 80-81 CU; solid numbers (below) and a pair of average or better breaking balls (SL and CB) give him a chance to get picked late as bullpen filler; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 8.27 K/9 | 49 IP
2012: 8.80 K/9 | 3.52 BB/9 | 4.31 FIP | 46 IP

235. Oklahoma rSO LHP Jordan John: 86-89 FB, 91-92 peak; good CB; good CU; shows SL; good command of offspeed stuff, has confidence to throw any pitch in any count; Tommy John survivor; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.07 K/9 | 61.1 IP
2012: 8.21 K/9 | 2.29 BB/9 | 3.22 FIP | 121.2 IP

236. Central Michigan SR RHP Zach Cooper: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; has hit as high as 94-95 in past; good 82-87 SL; average CU; 5-10, 190 pounds

2011: 8.70 K/9 | 91 IP
2012: 7.98 K/9 | 3.74 BB/9 | 3.27 FIP | 108.1 IP

237. Des Moines Area CC SO RHP Nick Dolsky: 90-92 FB, 93-95 peak; 82-85 SL that shows plus; raw CU; Nebraska transfer; 6-8, 215 pounds

238. Miami JR RHP Eric Whaley: 87-91 FB with sink, 92-93 peak; excellent splitter that works as CU; good SL; shows CB; good command; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.39 K/9 | 93.1 IP
2012: 6.27 K/9 | 2.09 BB/9 | 4.04 FIP | 60.1 IP

239. Miami JR LHP Steven Ewing: 86-90 FB; good CB; relies very heavily on SL; shows CU; 6-2, 225 pounds

2011: 9.93 K/9 | 74.1 IP
2012: 9.34 K/9 | 3.03 BB/9 | 3.26 FIP | 71.1 IP

240. North Carolina JR RHP Cody Penny: 94 peak FB; potential plus kCB; also has shown CU and SL; has flashed good stuff and been productive when on mound, just hasn’t thrown enough innings to give scouts a real feel for how good he can be; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 10.69 K/9 | 16 IP
2012: 10.57 K/9 | 3.52 BB/9 | 3.68 FIP | 15.1 IP

241. Nebraska JR RHP Travis Huber: 88-92 FB with sink, 93-95 peak; very good 83-84 SL; good CB; raw CU; good athlete; 6-3, 225 pounds

2012: 7.06 K/9 | 4.15 BB/9 | 3.16 FIP | 21.2 IP

242. Illinois JR RHP Matt Milroy: 90-93 FB, 94-96 peak; good 82-86 SL with plus upside; good athlete; loses velocity earlier than you’d like, but a permanent professional move to the bullpen should help; drafting team will have to be patient (note his ugly walk rate below), but Milroy has legitimate late inning relief stuff; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 5.74 K/9 | 31.1 IP
2012: 11.31 K/9 | 7.26 BB/9 | 2.75 FIP | 53.1 IP

243. Michigan State SR RHP Tony Bucciferro: heavy 86-88 FB, 90-92 peak; has no problem throwing sinkers all day; very good hard SL; developing 80-81 CU that has emerged as solid third pitch with above-average sink; plus control; plus pitchability; better than your average mid-round senior sign with stuff that could play up even more in short bursts; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 5.86 K/9 | 101.1 IP
2012: 7.68 K/9 | 1.78 BB/9 | 4.10 FIP | 111.1 IP

244. Minnesota rJR RHP TJ Oakes: 86-90 FB, 91 peak; good sink on FB; FB up in 2012: more consistently 90-92, occasionally peaking 93-94; solid 78-84 SL; 75 CB; 6-5, 220 pounds

2011: 5.57 K/9 | 85.2 IP
2012: 7.30 K/9 | 1.39 BB/9 | 3.68 FIP | 97.1 IP

245. McLennan (TX) JC rFR RHP Eric Brooks: 88-93 FB, 95-96 peak; up to consistent 92-96 this year; Houston transfer; plus athlete with legit plus speed; 6-2, 200 pounds

246. Armstrong Atlantic State (GA) SO RHP Ethan Bader: 88-91 FB with plus sink, 92 peak; plus SL; plus command; 6-6, 225 pounds

247. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi JR RHP Dan Minor: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good CB; good command; 5-11, 180 pounds

2012: 9.05 K/9 | 1.88 BB/9 | 3.09 FIP | 110.1 IP

248. South Florida rSO RHP Ray Delphey: 90-93 FB; good SL; 5-10, 200 pounds

2012: 9.77 K/9 | 3.45 BB/9 | 4.02 FIP | 15.2 IP

249. Texas SR LHP Sam Stafford: missed 2012 season due to shoulder surgery; when healthy, sat 90-93 with FB, peak 94-96; effective breaking ball often identified as 80-82 SL but also called power CB; 83-85 CU; big FB command issues, but velocity and breaking ball kept him an early round prospect; obvious question will be his long-term health prognosis, so no telling where different teams will stack him on their boards, if they include him at all; could make a team look really smart, but could just as easily never pitch effectively again; 6-4, 190 pounds

2011: 10.40 K/9 | 81.1 IP

250. Utah JR RHP Zach Adams: 89-93 FB, 95-96 peak, but incredibly inconsistent pitch due to fluctuating velocity (sometimes will top out only at 90-91) and command that comes and goes; good but inconsistent 81 SL; arm strength reliever with a lot to answer for after ineffective junior season; 6-4, 205 pounds

2011: 10.80 K/9 | 30 IP
2012: 3.38 K/9 | 5.63 BB/9 | 4.22 FIP | 8 IP

251. East Carolina JR RHP Jharel Cotton: 88-92 FB, 93-94 peak; CU and SL both flash plus, so there is some starter upside if everything comes together in pro ball; inconsistent command; Miami Dade CC transfer; status as short righthander (5-11, 200 pounds) generates some doubt, but some scouts will argue for Cotton as a bulldog-type who competes every night, citing his victories in his first 8 decisions of 2012

2012: 8.41 K/9 | 2.31 BB/9 | 3.79 FIP | 66.1 IP

252. North Carolina State rSO RHP Anthony Tzamtzis: strong armed former infielder who was a very good fielder, so his athleticism is top notch; 89-92 FB; 73-77 CB; 84 CU; has really improved throughout course of year as he has devoted himself to pitching; case in point: up to 95 peak late in season while also showing a really strong 82-84 SL; continues to also show mid-70s CB and mid-80s change; fresh arm; repertoire and athleticism make him well-suited for starting; 6-1, 190 pounds

2012: 9.74 K/9 | 4.78 BB/9 | 3.96 FIP | 52.2 IP

253. Texas SR RHP Austin Dicharry: 88-92 FB; plus CU; intriguing CB that is now above-average; injuries have slowed him down, but three pitch strike throwers with good size (6-4, 200 pounds) and above-average amateur track records work for me

2012: 9.45 K/9 | 2.25 BB/9 | 3.09 FIP | 20 IP

254. Creighton JR LHP Ty Blach: 89-91 FB, 92-94 peak; good CU that has improved in last calendar year; attacks hitters on the inner-half and is a renowned strike thrower; low-80s SL flashes plus; good overall command; has the three pitches to start and above-average velocity from the left side, but lack of draft year domination at the college level is a tad disconcerting; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 8.91 K/9 | 102 IP
2012: 6.46 K/9 | 2.41 BB/9 | 4.13 FIP | 93.1 IP

255. TCU rJR RHP Kaleb Merck: 88-91, 92 FB peak; once up to 96 with FB in (spring ’10), but arm troubles (Tommy John surgery) have knocked him down to 90-92 at his best; as his arm has bounced back, his command has improved a great deal; overall, really strong command of three-pitch mix; above-average mid-70s CB that gets as high as 80, little bit of a hybrid breaking ball; good CU; Merck’s return to health has been a good story, but his ceiling (middle relief) is somewhat limited unless he recaptures some of his pre-injury heat; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 11.94 K/9 | 4.67 BB/9 | 2.63 FIP | 17.1 IP

256. Alabama JR RHP Ian Gardeck: 94-96 FB, 98-100 peak; plus to plus-plus mid- to upper-80s SL; bad control and command; mechanics need overhaul; stuff was down as he had an awful spring, but still showed enough flashes of two potential wipeout big league pitches that somebody will bite; 6-2, 225 pounds

2012: 12.41 K/9 | 8.03 BB/9 | 3.13 FIP | 12.1 IP

257. Seton Hall JR RHP Ryan Harvey: 88-90 FB, 91-92 peak; good low-80s SL; average CB; has shown CU; has four pitches that could allow him to continue starting in pro ball, but stuff plays up as reliever; 6-1, 220 pounds

2011: 15.11 K/9 | 44.2 IP
2012: 10.52 K/9 | 5.03 BB/9 | 3.10 FIP | 77 IP

258. Louisiana Tech rJR RHP Jeb Stefan: 90-92 FB, 94 peak; also uses SL and CU, though neither profiles as big league out pitch at this point; iffy control; 6-4, 225 pounds

2011: 6.99 K/9 | 65.2 IP
2012: 8.72 K/9 | 4.15 BB/9 | 3.62 FIP | 84.2 IP

259. Binghamton JR RHP Lee Sosa: 92-93 FB, 94-95 peak; iffy control; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 10.05 K/9 | 14.1 IP
2012: 9.00 K/9 | 4.00 BB/9 | 2.59 FIP | 18 IP

260. Jacksonville State JR RHP Hunter Rivers: 90-93 FB, has hit 97 as reliever; good CB; super raw CU; really good athlete; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 7.36 K/9 | 58.2 IP
2012: 8.40 K/9 | 2.62 BB/9 | 5.51 FIP | 65.1 IP

261. Ohio State rSO RHP John Kuchno: 88-92 FB, can hit 94-95 in relief; impressive CB, but still getting a feel for it; iffy control has improved with time; 6-4, 205 pounds

2011: 5.23 K/9 | 31 IP
2012: 7.30 K/9 | 3.53 BB/9 | 4.09 FIP | 74 IP

262. Oregon State JR RHP Tony Bryant: 87-90 FB, 94 peak in HS days; only in the mid-80s (84-88) this past spring; very good CU that flashes plus; leans on CU heavily; if some velocity returns and he can develop a more reliable breaking ball (two big ifs), then he could take off in a big way in pro ball if (another big if!) given the chance; 6-7, 215 pounds

2011: 7.80 K/9 | 47.1 IP
2012: 10.57 K/9 | 2.35 BB/9 | 3.68 FIP | 30.2 IP

263. Cypress (CA) JC SO RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (2012): 89-93 FB; good CB; better cutter; 6-4; Arizona transfer

264. Florida SR RHP Greg Larson: similar prospect to Auburn RHP Slade Smith – both have deceptive deliveries and loads of sink on everything they throw; 6-8, 235 pounds

2011: 7.45 K/9 | 38.2 IP
2012: 6.93 K/9 | 1.78 BB/9 | 4.08 FIP | 50.2 IP

265. New Mexico State JR RHP Tyler Mack: 89-92 FB, 93-95 peak; 79-81 CU; plus breaking ball, not sure whether it is the 76-78 CB or 84 SL; iffy control; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.48 K/9 | 61.1 IP
2012: 8.31 K/9 | 5.64 BB/9 | 5.05 FIP | 30.1 IP

266. Arizona State JR RHP Alex Blackford: too straight 86-90 FB;  above-average 77-78 CB; best pitch is CU; 81-82 SL; interesting pitcher who throws four pitches for strikes and has put up consistently strong numbers – lack of size and arm strength may keep him in school one more year, but he’s a solid college arm to monitor; 5-11, 200 pounds

2011: 8.56 K/9 | 61 IP
2012: 8.65 K/9 | 2.77 BB/9 | 3.61 FIP | 52 IP

267. USC Sumter JC SO RHP Tyler Smith: 90-93 FB, 95 peak, but gets too straight to fool professional bats; secondary stuff needs work; 6-3, 205 pounds

268. North Carolina State JR RHP Chris Overman: 87-91 FB; plus splitter; good SL; plus command; middle relief possibility; strong summer experiences including outstanding run in Cape Cod League; 6-2, 225 pounds

2011: 8.63 K/9 | 49 IP
2012: 11.20 K/9 | 3.95 BB/9 | 3.24 FIP | 27.1 IP

269. Harvard SR LHP Brent Suter: heavy 88-91 FB; plus CU; good command; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: 10.62 K/9 | 39 IP
2012: 7.71 K/9 | 2.52 BB/9 | 3.47 FIP | 53.2 IP

270. Northeastern SR LHP Andrew Leenhouts: 87-88 FB, 90-91 peak; good CB; average CU that sometimes shows better; FB command needs work, and pitch is presently too straight; clean mechanics; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 7.13 K/9 | 83.1 IP
2012: 8.44 K/9 | 3.44 BB/9 | 4.54 FIP | 91.2 IP

271. Texas State SR RHP Mitchell Pitts: 88-90 FB; everything sinks; good command

2011: 6.30 K/9 | 105.2 IP
2012: 9.17 K/9 | 2.55 BB/9 | 2.89 FIP | 17.2 IP

272. Indiana SR RHP Chad Martin: 90-93 FB, 95 peak; CB and SL both inconsistent; no real CU to speak of; could have a bullpen future if he can figure out how to repeat his mechanics more consistently and develop a more reliable breaking ball (i.e. pick one or the other and run with it); 6-7, 240 pounds

2012: 6.38 K/9 | 3.46 BB/9 | 4.63 FIP | 67.2 IP

273. Florida State JR RHP Robert Benincasa: 89-92 FB, 93 peak; good SL; good splitter used as CU that he learned from Mark Appel; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 7.16 K/9 | 32.2 IP
2012: 13.65 K/9 | 1.48 BB/9 | 2.38 FIP | 30.1 IP

274. George Mason rJR LHP Chris O’Grady: 86-90 FB, 92 peak; plus 82-84 cutter; also mixes in CB and CU; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 9.45 K/9 | 53.1 IP
2012: 12.41 K/9 | 4.86 BB/9 | 2.24 FIP | 37 IP

275. Purdue JR RHP Brad Schreiber: 90-92 FB, 94-96 peak with plus-plus upside; 73-75 below-average breaking ball; missed 2012 season because of Tommy John surgery, so he falls under the category of injury risk/questionable sign prospects who might be lured away from college to get paid to rehab or might not; Schreiber’s fastball is so electric that it wouldn’t surprise me to see a team gamble on him wanting to sign in the mid-rounds; 6-4, 235 pounds

2011: 9.32 K/9 | 47.1 IP

276. George Mason JR RHP Brandon Kuter: 92-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; emerging SL that flashes plus; good athlete; below-average control; 6-7, 220 pounds

2011: 8.20 K/9 | 26.1 IP
2012: 10.17 K/9 | 6.31 BB/9 | 3.77 FIP | 25.2 IP

277. Tennessee Tech SR RHP Matt Shepherd: 90-93 FB, 95 peak; plus SL; good CU; iffy command

2011: 7.47 K/9 | 74.2 IP
2012: 7.32 K/9 | 3.96 BB/9 | 4.86 FIP | 75 IP

278. Virginia Tech JR RHP Patrick Scoggin: 87-90 FB, peak 91-92 as starter; in bullpen, sits 93-95, 96 peak; good sinker; better SL; 80-82 CU that needs work; 77-80 CB; inconsistent command; 6-5, 240 pounds

2011: 9.61 K/9 | 39.1 IP
2012: 7.24 K/9 | 3.33 BB/9 | 3.52 FIP | 46 IP

279. Weatherford JC (TX) FR RHP Jacob Stone: 90-93 FB, 95 peak; flashes plus CB; raw CU; 6-1, 200 pounds

280. Maryland SR RHP Brett Harman: 86-90 FB with good natural sink, good command; solid SL that he uses more than any other pitch; CU flashes plus; strong performance in 2010, missed 2011, rebounded with nice 2012 – on/off track record may get him lost in shuffle, but there’s enough here to think of him as a viable mid- to late-round middle relief prospect; 6-4, 220 pounds

2012: 8.35 K/9 | 1.95 BB/9 | 3.88 FIP | 83 IP

281. Austin Peay State SR LHP Zach Toney: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; solid CB; interesting splitter; iffy control; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 8.37 K/9 | 76.1 IP
2012: 8.13 K/9 | 4.45 BB/9 | 4.29 FIP | 93 IP

282. Southeast Missouri State JR RHP Shae Simmons: 88-94 FB, 95-96 peak; emerging 81-83 SL that is now well above-average and flashes plus; improved CU; good athlete; below-average control; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 10.45 K/9 | 31 IP
2012: 9.77 K/9 | 5.71 BB/9 | 3.36 FIP | 82 IP

283. Iowa JR LHP Matt Dermody: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; 71-73 CB; CU; SL; good control, but command can come and go; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: 8.08 K/9 | 84.2 IP
2012: 7.11 K/9 | 2.72 BB/9 | 4.73 FIP | 76 IP

284. Mississippi JR RHP Brett Huber: 89-93 FB; good SL; CB; 78-82 CU; iffy control; 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: 6.60 K/9 in 30 IP
2012: 11.01 K/9 | 3.20 BB/9 | 3.13 FIP | 25.1 IP

285. Rutgers rSO RHP Charlie Law: 87-90 FB with good sink; above-average CU; solid potential with CB; questionable mechanics and command due mostly to a lack of experience on the mound, but might have enough raw stuff – he certainly has the size – to intrigue a team to make a late run at him; 6-7, 235 pounds

2012: 10.32 K/9 | 4.76 BB/9 | 5.03 FIP | 11.1 IP

286. Fresno State rSR RHP Gene Escat: 88-92 FB; good SL; CU; 6-3, 190 pounds

2012: 11.16 K/9 | 2.52 BB/9 | 2.59 FIP | 25 IP

287. Oakland rSO LHP Hayden Fox: 88-92 FB; good CB; gives me the chance to go back and read every post from what might be my favorite website of all time (http://coachfox.blogspot.com); 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: 9.05 K/9 | 4.67 BB/9 | 3.50 FIP | 61.2 IP

288. Maryland SR RHP Sander Beck: straight 88-92 FB with good command; has shown better movement on FB lately; improving 75-78 KCB; solid CU; up to 92-93 easy peak last summer, but hasn’t maintained velocity gains over time; good 82-85 cutter, also called a SL; stuff has never been much of a question, but his control is a longstanding issue that has yet to be fixed;  6-3, 225 pounds

2011: 9.62 K/9 | 58 IP
2012: 7.43 K/9 | 4.22 BB/9 | 4.10 FIP | 53.1 IP

289. Virginia rJR LHP Scott Silverstein: mostly 86-90 with FB; advanced CU; projectable breaking ball; had low-90s FB pre-surgery; two operations to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder; considered unsignable in 2011, but likely to come out in 2012; reportedly back to low-90s in fall ball 2011; peaking back at 93 in 2012; breaking ball has developed into solid SL; 6-6, 240 pounds

2011: 7.53 K/9 | 14.1 IP
2012: 6.30 K/9 | 4.20 BB/9 | 4.62 FIP | 64.1 IP

290. Auburn SR RHP Derek Varnadore: 89-92 FB, rare 94 peak; improved SL, has really firmed up – now 86-88 and an above-average pitch; shows CU; good deception; total package adds up to a solid mid- to late-round senior sign and a potential middle reliever if he hangs on long enough; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 8.08 K/9 | 88 IP
2012: 6.78 K/9 | 2.98 BB/9 | 3.94 FIP | 87.2 IP

291. San Diego JR LHP James Pazos: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; good CU; SL with upside; has the repertoire, delivery, and demeanor to potentially start in pro ball; 6-3, 225 pounds

2011: 8.93 K/9 | 42.1 IP
2012: 9.14 K/9 | 3.00 BB/9 | 3.48 FIP | 63 IP

292. St. Mary’s SR RHP Kyle Barraclough: 89-93 FB, 94-95 peak; decent SL; effective splitter as CU; power stuff profiles best in short stints as a reliever, a role that he could be quite valuable in professionally; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 6.60 K/9 | 105 IP
2012: 8.64 K/9 | 5.23 BB/9 | 2.74 FIP | 84.1 IP

293. Penn SR RHP Vince Voiro: 90-92 FB with good sink, 93-95 peak; mid-70s CB/SL with plus upside; much improved CU; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.97 K/9 | 61 IP
2012: 7.77 K/9 | 1.91 BB/9 | 3.76 FIP | 66 IP

294. CC Western Nevada SO RHP Tyler Spencer: 90-93 FB, 94 peak; good FB movement; groundball machine; flashes plus SL; iffy command; 6-2, 200 pounds

295. Maine JR RHP Steve Perakslis: 87-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good breaking ball; above-average CU; iffy control; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 7.12 K/9 | 67 IP
2012: 4.84 K/9 | 1.96 BB/9 | 3.82 FIP | 87.1 IP

296. UC Irvine JR LHP Matt Whitehouse: 86-90 FB; plus 80-83 cutter; good CU; good 79-80 breaking ball; above-average overall command; rarely has all four pitches working at once – when he does, he looks like a legit pro prospect, but inconsistency has held him back; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 7.96 K/9 | 72.1 IP
2012: 11.77 K/9 | 2.08 BB/9 | 2.67 FIP | 13 IP

297. UC Riverside rSR RHP Eddie Orozco: 89-91 FB, 94 peak; good command of solid SL; also throws an average CU with the chance for a bit more; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.64 K/9 | 70.2 IP
2012: 9.88 K/9 | 2.11 BB/9 | 3.33 FIP | 98.1 IP

298. UC Irvine JR RHP Kyle Hooper: 86-90 FB with good sink, 91 peak; good 72-80 CB, hitting the firmer side of that range in 2012; average 78 CU; 6-5, 220 pounds

2011: 6.50 K/9 | 44.1 IP
2012: 9.11 K/9 | 0.98 BB/9 | 3.36 FIP | 27.2 IP

299. Holy Cross JR RHP John Colella: heavy 90-92 FB; potential plus CB; 6-2, 215

2011: 8.36 K/9 | 42 IP
2012: 8.61 K/9 | 4.80 BB/9 | 3.47 FIP | 54.1 IP

300. Cal Poly JR RHP Nick Grim: 90-93 FB, 95-96 peak; 78-84 breaking ball (more SL than CB) flashes plus, but below-average most days; shows a CU; iffy command; below-average control; inconsistent velocity appearance to appearance due to odd delivery hitch – his mid-90s peak is often closer to 92-93, but it isn’t a matter of arm strength; 6-3, 190 pounds

2012: 6.93 K/9 | 7.30 BB/9 | 3.66 FIP | 24.2 IP

301. New Mexico State JR LHP Ryan Beck: 85-90 FB; very good 72-76 CB; good but inconsistent 78-83 CU; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 7.05 K/9 | 90.2 IP
2012: 9.22 K/9 | 3.41 BB/9 | 3.46 FIP | 97.2 IP

302. Gonzaga JR LHP Tyler Olson: 85-88 FB, 90 peak; holds FB velocity deep into starts; throws both an average to slightly above-average 76-80 SL and CU; also goes to usable 70-72 CB; Olson is a four pitch lefthander with enough of a college track record to get a mid-round look; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: 7.26 K/9 | 79.1 IP
2012: 7.50 K/9 | 2.12 BB/9 | 4.19 FIP | 110.1 IP

303. UC Santa Barbara rSR LHP Kevin Gelinas: once regularly lived in the low- to mid-90s (94-95 peak), so if his arm checks out you might see mid-90s peaks again; has always had a good SL when healthy; has pitched seemingly everywhere during his college career, but 2012 season was his longest continuous stretch of good health since his junior college days (pre-UCSB, post-Pepperdine); 6-5, 240 pounds

2012: 8.20 K/9 | 4.34 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 37.1 IP

304. Indiana State JR RHP Dakota Bacus: 86-90 FB, 92-93 peak; good 84-87 SL that flashes plus; average CU with chance for more; in position to potentially surface as a fifth starter/middle reliever (FB/SL) down the line; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 6.87 K/9 | 2.47 BB/9 | 4.12 FIP | 116.2 IP

305. Oral Roberts JR RHP Kurt Giller: 92 peak; good CB; good cutter; good CU; Nebraska transfer

2012: 8.43 K/9 | 3.84 BB/9 | 3.53 FIP | 84.1 IP

306. Toledo JR RHP Mike Hamann: 88-92 FB, 93-95 peak, but velocity seems to come and go; good 83-86 SL; also throws CB and CU; stuff should play up in shorter stints and he could make it as a FB/SL reliever down the line; 6-3, 170 pounds

2011: 7.54 K/9 | 59.2 IP
2012: 6.39 K/9 | 3.55 BB/9 | 4.95 FIP | 76 IP

307. Texas-San Antonio SR LHP Casey Selsor: 88-90 FB; above-average SL; good athlete who can hit, run, and field his position well; 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: 7.25 K/9 | 99.1 IP
2012: 5.87 K/9 | 4.48 BB/9 | 3.91 FIP | 84.1 IP

308. Northwestern JR RHP Luke Farrell: 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good breaking ball; easy player to root for who has battled back from major health obstacles to reach this point; he fits better as a potential late-round 2013 senior sign, but high character and big league bloodlines could get him picked sooner; 6-6, 200 pounds

2011: 7.22 K/9 | 81 IP
2012: 8.71 K/9 | 4.53 BB/9 | 3.14 FIP | 51.2 IP

309. California SR RHP Matt Flemer: 85-88 FB, 91 peak; pair of effective breaking balls: 71-72 CB and 76-78 SL; good deception; plus command; 6-3, 215 pounds

2011: 9.84 K/9 | 39.1 IP
2012: 5.56 K/9 | 1.13 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 111.2 IP

310. Mississippi State JR RHP Kendall Graveman: 88-91 FB with plus sink; really good 78-81 sinking CU; 75-77 CB; average 83-84 SL; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: 6.35 K/9 | 56.2 IP
2012: 6.22 K/9 | 2.01 BB/9 | 3.92 FIP | 89.2 IP

311. Oregon State JR RHP Cole Brocker: 91-94 FB; flashes plus CB; junior college transfer (Sacramento City) who put up interesting enough strikeout and walk ratios to go along with two pitches that could work in a pro bullpen; 6-4, 215 pounds

2012: 10.13 K/9 | 3.38 BB/9 | 5.59 FIP | 24 IP

312. Baylor JR RHP Kolt Browder: low-90s FB, 93 peak; flashes plus breaking ball; stuff has been inconsistent, but there might be enough there, especially if a team saw him on a good day, to get him drafted late; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 9.43 K/9 | 3.00 BB/9 | 2.78 FIP | 21 IP

313. Missouri JR LHP Blake Holovach: 88-90 FB, 93-94 peak; good FB command; hasn’t put together the put-away secondary stuff needed to finish off hitters consistently; 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: 5.20 K/9 | 3.73 BB/9 | 4.73 FIP | 79.2 IP

314. Oklahoma State JR RHP Randy McCurry: 88-92 FB, once was able to get up to 94-95 peak; flashes plus SL; also throws CB and CU at times; great athlete; Tommy John survivor; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 7.89 K/9 | 43.1 IP
2012: 8.96 K/9 | 4.54 BB/9 | 3.64 FIP | 67.1 IP

315. Penn State rSO LHP Joe Kurrasch: as starter, sits 87-90, 92 peak; can get it a tick or two higher as reliever; average CU; has done a good job getting in better shape over past year, but doesn’t have the depth or quality of stuff to make much of a pro impact at this point; Cal transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 8.11 K/9 | 4.62 BB/9 | 3.14 FIP | 87.2 IP

316. Toledo SR RHP Lincoln Rassi: 87-90 FB as starter, 92-95 FB in relief; good SL; CU; good command; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 7.28 K/9 | 80.1 IP
2012: 10.70 K/9 | 4.08 BB/9 | 3.46 FIP | 35.1 IP

317. Oregon SR RHP Alex Keudell: 85-88 FB, 90 peak with plus sink; cutter; good SL; shows CU; plus overall command; good athlete; Keudell is a college workhorse with a chance to have just enough uptick in stuff in shorter stints to have value as a late-round middle relief prospect; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 7.37 K/9 | 90.1 IP
2012: 5.63 K/9 | 2.09 BB/9 | 4.22 FIP | 124.2 IP

318. Bradley SR LHP Joe Bircher: 84-88 FB, 90 peak; plus CB; also throws decent chase SL; really good CU; impeccable control; plus command; can go to three pitches (FB-CU-CB) in any count, so it is hard to time his fastball; could start professionally, but the chance his fastball picks up a few miles in relief is enticing; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 6.09 K/9 | 105 IP
2012: 9.49 K/9 | 1.64 BB/9 | 3.72 FIP | 110 IP

319. TCU rSO RHP Tyler Duffie: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good SL; iffy control; good three pitch mix lends itself to starting one day, but figures to be a tough sign as redshirt sophomore coming off a year with minimal innings; 6-4, 215 pounds

2012: 7.71 K/9 | 4.82 BB/9 | 3.20 FIP | 9.1 IP

320. Missouri State rSO RHP Nick Petree: 85-88 FB (90 peak) with plus movement and great sink; good mid-70s SL; better 78-80 CU that flashes plus; strong cutter; also throws CB; has the kind of pitchability typically associated with lefthanded prospects; good overall command; missed 2010 season due to Tommy John surgery; will drop FB down in velocity (more 85s and 86s) to get more movement; when fatigued, FB has dipped to 83-84 but retains above-average sink; plus control; tough to get a feel for his upside, as he relies so heavily on sinkers and variety of offspeed stuff – might have to wait a year or two to get the respect he needs to be considered signable (i.e. he needs to build some of the reputation as college veterans like Hudson Randall and Kurt Heyer to be considered more than just a good college guy); 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 7.78 K/9 | 96 IP
2012: 9.13 K/9 | 2.73 BB/9 | 2.82 FIP | 115.1 IP

321. Jefferson (MO) CC rSO LHP Dalton Friend: 90-95 FB; good CB; 6-3, 230 pounds

322. Kentucky SR LHP Alex Phillips: 84-86 FB, 88 peak; very good CU; effective 84-89 cutter; plus command;  6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.05 K/9 | 37 IP
2012: 7.89 K/9 | 2.58 BB/9 | 3.83 FIP | 59.1 IP

323. UC Riverside JR RHP Mitch Patito: 91-94 FB in short bursts; solid CB; iffy command; below-average control; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 10.62 K/9 | 20.1 IP
2012: 11.16 K/9 | 7.02 BB/9 | 3.31 FIP | 50 IP

324. New Mexico JR RHP Austin House: 87-92 FB with good sink, 93 peak; good CU; emerging SL that is now at least average, could be better in time; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: 7.71 K/9 | 39.2 IP
2012: 7.50 K/9 | 2.82 BB/9 | 3.94 FIP | 111.2 IP

325. Southern Illinois JR LHP Nathan Dorris: 86-89 FB with good sink, 91 peak; flashes plus CB; Vanderbilt transfer with the chance to be a much better pro than he showed in college, especially from a stuff standpoint; 6-3, 190 pounds

2012: 8.89 K/9 | 3.84 BB/9 | 3.93 FIP | 82 IP

326. Rockhurst (MO) JR RHP Mark Sappington: 88-94 FB, rumors of 96 earlier in 2011 but didn’t have him there in 2012; average SL with above-average upside; iffy control; max effort delivery; 6-4, 220 pounds

327. Texas-Pan American JR RHP Dusten Knight: 88-92 FB; good CB; average CU

2012: 8.87 K/9 | 4.70 BB/9 | 3.90 FIP | 67 IP

328. Eastern Kentucky rJR RHP Chase Greene: 91-93 FB, 94 peak; good SL; Kentucky transfer

2012: 6.56 K/9 | 5.40 BB/9 | 5.58 FIP | 23.1 IP

329. Stetson SR RHP Tucker Donahue: 90-93 FB with good sink, 95-96 peak; 77-80 breaking ball needs work; below-average 79-82 CU; iffy command; 6-1, 210 pounds

2011: 7.41 K/9 | 79 IP
2012: 9.11 K/9 | 6.18 BB/9 | 4.01 FIP | 27.2 IP

330. Eastern Kentucky JR RHP Anthony Bazzani: sits mostly 87-88 FB as starter, but can really rev it up in relief: 90-95 FB as reliever, 97-98 peak; plus splitter; promising breaking ball that is inconsistent; control is an issue going forward; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.25 K/9 | 44.2 IP
2012: 5.95 K/9 | 7.02 BB/9 | 4.02 FIP | 42.1 IP

331. San Jacinto (TX) JC SO LHP Daniel Stumpf: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good CU; shows SL with cutter action; 6-2, 200 pounds

332. Miami-Dade (FL) JC SO RHP Myles Smith: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average CU; emerging breaking ball; Missouri transfer; good athlete

333. Kent State SR LHP David Starn: 84-86 FB, 88 peak; throws CU and SL; plus command; plus control; Michael Roth of the MAC; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 9.81 K/9 | 107.1 IP
2012: 9.48 K/9 | 3.84 BB/9 | 3.50 FIP | 119.2 IP

334. Lamar JR LHP Jonathan Dziedzic: stuff is more or less average across board, but gets by on plus-plus pitchability; iffy control

2011: 8.07 K/9 | 32.1 IP
2012: 8.55 K/9 | 4.09 BB/9 | 3.70 FIP | 72.2 IP

335. North Carolina State JR RHP Ethan Ogburn: 88-91 FB; good CB; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 7.30 K/9 | 61.2 IP
2012: 8.03 K/9 | 1.94 BB/9 | 3.93 FIP | 65 IP

336. Maryland SR RHP Michael Boyden: typically sits upper-80s with FB, but velocity spike this spring has him currently between 88-92, 94 peak; shows both CB and CU; iffy control; has value as surprisingly strong armed senior sign; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 9.82 K/9 | 29.1 IP
2012: 9.18 K/9 | 4.59 BB/9 | 3.16 FIP | 51 IP

337. South Carolina SR LHP Michael Roth: 85-88 FB on his best days; above-average to plus 79-80 CU that he leans on heavily; can mix in occasional SL and 75-77 CB; really good command; just funky and productive enough to have an outside shot as a lefthanded specialist out of the bullpen, but curious whether or not his splits bear this out; 6-1, 210 pounds

2011: 7.32 K/9 | 145 IP
2012: 7.00 K/9 | 2.37 BB/9 | 4.10 FIP | 79.2 IP

338. San Diego SR RHP Paul Sewald: 86-89 FB, 91 peak; solid upper-70s SL; average 80-83 CU; 6-2, 180 pounds

2011: 6.85 K/9 | 67 IP
2012: 8.11 K/9 | 2.88 BB/9 | 3.63 FIP | 84.1 IP

339. UC Davis SR LHP Dayne Quist: upper-80s FB; good CU; usable CB; great command; 5-10, 180 pounds

2011: 7.77 K/9 | 75.1 IP
2012: 8.93 K/9 | 1.37 BB/9 | 3.47 FIP | 85.2 IP

340. San Francisco SR LHP Jordan Remer: 88-91 FB, 94 peak; has added velocity over years; throws both an effective CB and CU; below-average control holds him back from profiling as strong lefthanded setup man; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: 11.20 K/9 | 49 IP
2012: 12.16 K/9 | 8.90 BB/9 | 2.84 FIP | 30.1 IP

341. Penn State JR RHP John Walter: 87-91 FB, 93 peak; above-average breaking ball; cutter; below-average control; 6-5, 220 pounds

2011: 6.27 K/9 | 84.2 IP
2012: 9.04 K/9 | 5.29 BB/9 | 3.27 FIP | 81.2 IP

342. New Mexico JR RHP Sam Wolff: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; good CB; above-average SL; good CU; smooth delivery; good polish; transfer from San Diego and JC of Southern Nevada who has never been able to have all his pitches working at the same time to put up the results you’d expect from a guy with his level of stuff; 6-1, 190 pounds

2012: 4.73 K/9 | 5.72 BB/9 | 4.79 FIP | 45.2 IP

343. Wichita State rSR RHP Mitch Mormann: 92-94 FB with great sink, 95-96 peak; average 83-85 SL; raw CU; command a question; one of the draft’s biggest enigmas: his path has not been typical — high school and junior college ball in Iowa, then off to LSU for a year, finally found a home at Wichita State – and he has consistently looked better in fall ball and workouts than in real deal game action; 6-6, 255 pounds

2012: 4.92 K/9 | 5.09 BB/9 | 5.10 FIP | 53 IP

344. Pima (AZ) JC FR RHP Julio Felix: 91-93 FB, 95-96 peak; above-average breaking ball; 6-0, 190 pounds

345. VMI SR RHP Adam Lopez: 88-92 FB, 94-96 peak; recovering from TJ surgery; 6-5, 220 pounds

2012: 10.80 K/9 | 5.40 BB/9 | 2.99 FIP | 15 IP

346. Austin Peay State rSO RHP Ryan Quick: 95-97 peak; 5-11, 175 pounds

2012: 6.13 K/9 | 4.09 BB/9 | 5.25 FIP | 83.2 IP

347. VMI SR RHP Mike Devine: 89-92 FB with plus sink, 94-95 peak; good CU; solid SL; throws 89-92 two-seamers with sink after arm injury, mid-90s peak a thing of the past but increased movement makes him a potential reliever professionally if he gets the chance; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: 9.20 K/9 | 30.1 IP
2012: 8.64 K/9 | 2.16 BB/9 | 4.68 FIP | 33.1 IP

348. High Point rSO RHP Jamie Schultz: mid-90s FB, 94 peak; flashes plus CB; coming back from TJ surgery; 5-9, 190

2012: 10.47 K/9 | 5.65 BB/9 | 3.47 FIP | 43 IP

349. Appalachian State JR RHP Nate Hyatt: 93-95 FB, 97 peak; good yet inconsistent SL; iffy command; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 7.11 K/9 | 88.2 IP
2012: 9.55 K/9 | 7.90 BB/9 | 2.80 FIP | 27.1 IP

350. South Carolina JR RHP Colby Holmes: remember seeing him upper-80s FB with room for more coming out of high school; slowly up to consistent 88-91 FB by 2011; similar velocity in 2012, but now peaking at 93; good 80-81 CU with sink, comes out of arm clean; average at best 83-85 SL; also shows occasional CB; fairly standard middle relief prospect with the chance he could start in the low minors; 5-11, 200 pounds

2011: 8.54 K/9 | 85.1 IP
2012: 7.96 K/9 | 2.08 BB/9 | 4.90 FIP | 52 IP

351. Connecticut rJR RHP Scott Oberg: 88-91 FB; good CB; good command; opened eyes with his outstanding 2012 performances (0.99 ERA, 5-0 record); raw numbers alone could get him drafted, though the lack of knockout stuff and good yet not great peripherals are a truer indication of his ability; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 9.17 K/9 | 3.22 BB/9 | 3.21 FIP | 36.1 IP

352. Oklahoma State JR RHP Chase Stevens: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 78-80 CU; good 76-81 SL/CB; iffy control; good athlete; 5-10, 180 pounds

2012: 11.42 K/9 | 3.22 BB/9 | 2.63 FIP | 67 IP

353. Rice rSO RHP Chase McDowell: 87-93 FB; potential plus CB; shows CU; good athlete; interesting power upside as a two-way prospect who also plays the outfield; Tommy John survivor; injuries have kept his overall innings down (42.2 total IP in parts of three season), but arm strength and ability to spin a breaking ball make him an interesting late-round flier if signable; 6-3, 185 pounds

2011: 6.43 K/9 | 28 IP
2012: 8.10 K/9 | 0.90 BB/9 | 4.09 FIP | 10 IP

354. Miami-Dade (FL) JC rSO RHP Michael Heller: 88-92 FB, 94-96 peak; good hard CB; recovering from torn ACL; iffy command; good athlete; 6-2, 190 pounds

355. North Carolina JR RHP Chris Munnelly: 88-91 FB; above-average CU; good breaking ball; plus command; has enough diversity in stuff to continue starting in pro ball, but disappointing junior year could steer him back to college; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 7.81 K/9 | 70.1 IP
2012: 4.66 K/9 | 5.05 BB/9 | 4.22 FIP | 46.1 IP

356. Miami SR LHP Eric Erickson: 88-90 FB; CB; CU; 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: 7.34 K/9 | 1.07 BB/9 | 3.70 FIP | 76 IP

357. Houston rSR RHP Jared Ray: 90-92 FB, 93-95 peak; above-average 78-83 SL, flashes plus; have also heard SL at 86, but unconfirmed and, based on the source, somewhat dubious; iffy 81 CU; two strong pitches makes him a potential middle reliever, but he’ll have to move quick (turned 23 this past February); encouraged to see a return to health and effectiveness in 2012, despite high ERA (6.42 as of 5/15/12); 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 4.74 K/9 | 24.2 IP
2012: 7.74 K/9 | 3.59 BB/9 | 3.00 FIP | 47.2 IP

358. Wake Forest JR LHP Brian Holmes: pitchability lefthander who leans on 86-88 FB with above-average sink; could have a little more on fastball in future; good CU; shows SL; overall, has a four-pitch mix that he commands well; better college arm than professional prospect, but has put up impressive strikeout totals without a particularly hot fastball; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: 9.13 K/9 | 69 IP
2012: 9.09 K/9 | 5.25 BB/9 | 2.83 FIP | 70.1 IP

359. North Carolina State JR RHP Ryan Wilkins: 86-91 FB; good splitter; average SL; junior college transfer who did a nice job in first year with NC State; 6-2, 220 pounds

2012: 9.35 K/9 | 3.12 BB/9 | 3.96 FIP | 34.2 IP

360. Florida State SR RHP Hunter Scantling: 87-90 FB, 91 peak; emerging SL that is still too inconsistent an offering; average CU; good athlete for his size; speaking of his size, Scantling’s physical stature has long been enticing for scouts who have waited for his talent to catch up – at this point in his development, I think it is fairly safe to say that what you see is what you get with Scantling; 6-8, 270 pounds

2011: 7.82 K/9 | 58.2 IP
2012: 7.52 K/9 | 2.43 BB/9 | 4.89 FIP | 40.2 IP

361. South Florida rSR RHP Derrick Stultz: 93-94 peak FB; 6-3, 190 pounds

2012: 6.36 K/9 | 2.52 BB/9 | 4.92 FIP | 75 IP

362. Tulane rSO RHP Kyle McKenzie: looked like a future star when I saw him in high school: mid-90s FB with a really good CB; injuries have slowed his development, but he could shoot way up draft boards if he returns to Tulane (as expected) and puts together another full, injury-free season; below-average present control; 6-0, 170 pounds

2011: 10.03 K/9 | 23.1 IP
2012: 6.34 K/9 | 4.70 BB/9 | 3.59 FIP | 44 IP

363. Arizona JR RHP Tyler Hale: 88-93 FB; two strong secondary pitches in a curve and change; made the note “iffy control” last season and it continues to be what holds him back; 5-10, 170 pounds

2011: 7.11 K/9 | 55.2 IP
2012: 10.80 K/9 | 6.75 BB/9 | 2.64 FIP | 20 IP

364. LSU rJR RHP Joey Bourgeois: 90-92 FB, 93-94 peak; good CU; much improved 73-79 CB; has come back strong from last year’s Tommy John surgery; 6-1, 190 pounds

2012: 10.32 K/9 | 3.44 BB/9 | 2.65 FIP | 34 IP

365. Santa Fe (FL) CC JR RHP Felix Roque: plus 88-92 FB with late sink; plus SL; shows both CU and CB; NC State transfer; 6-4, 220 pounds

366. Princeton JR RHP Zak Hermans: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; good 82-84 SL; cutter; shows CU; 6-2, 185 pounds

2011: 7.00 K/9 | 70.2 IP
2012: 8.57 K/9 | 3.14 BB/9 | 4.62 FIP | 63 IP

367. Samford SR RHP Kyle Putkonen: 90-91 FB; good CU; good 83-84 cutter

2011: 7.17 K/9 | 80.1 IP
2012: 7.47 K/9 | 3.10 BB/9 | 3.86 FIP | 78.1 IP

368. Hillsborough CC (FL) SO LHP Tyler Alexander: 88-92 FB with sink; good CB; good sinking CU that he relies on; good command; below-average control; great athlete; really rough spring hurts his draft stock, but stuff remains intriguing; 6-1, 180 pounds

369. Samford SR RHP Josh Martin: low-90s FB; very good CB

2011: 6.90 K/9 | 58.2 IP
2012: 7.85 K/9 | 2.78 BB/9 | 4.01 FIP | 110 IP

370. Yale SR RHP Pat Ludwig: upper-80s FB, 91 peak; has enough of a SL to profile as late-round middle relief prospect

2011: 8.87 K/9 | 47.2 IP
2012: 9.05 K/9 | 3.30 BB/9 | 3.04 FIP | 62.2 IP

371. Tennessee-Martin JR RHP Alec Mills: 88-92 FB; average breaking ball; new CU; plus FB command; 6-4, 170 pounds

2011: 7.50 K/9 | 66 IP
2012: 7.48 K/9 | 2.63 BB/9 | 4.39 FIP | 89 IP

372. Nova Southeastern (FL) JR RHP Cody Stiles: 90-94 FB; SL with potential; really good CB; shows CU; below-average control; transfer from UNC; 6-2, 185 pounds

373. Louisiana-Lafayette JR LHP Jordan Harrison: all I technically have on him is the following – “battles every at bat, lefty who keeps the ball down, groundball machine”; 6-1, 180 pounds

2012: 8.10 K/9 | 5.76 BB/9 | 4.93 FIP | 50 IP

374. Miami (OH) JR RHP Brooks Fiala: 89-92 FB; average CB; plus CU; also mixes in SL; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: 6.06 K/9 | 81.2 IP
2012: 6.42 K/9 | 2.49 BB/9 | 4.55 FIP | 68.2 IP

375. Sam Houston State rSR RHP Justin Jackson: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; good 73-76 CB; 78-81 CU; also throws SL; TJ survivor; 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: 6.12 K/9 | 2.69 BB/9 | 4.16 FIP | 97 IP

376. Delaware JR RHP Matt Soren: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; potential plus low-80s breaking ball; iffy command; coming off 2012 season he’ll want to forget, so very likely to return for one last chance in 2013; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 8.92 K/9 | 37.1 IP
2012: 6.75 K/9 | 6.75 BB/9 | 5.68 FIP | 14.2 IP

377. UNC-Wilmington JR RHP Blaze Tart: missed entire 2012 season after undergoing TJ surgery, but his low- to mid-90s FB could get him drafted late by a team willing to work with him through his recovery; 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: 6.21 K/9 | 33.1 IP

378. Catawba (NC) SR RHP Jordan Jankowski: 90-92 FB; plus SL

379. The Master’s (CA) SR RHP Charles Gillies: 88-92 FB with plus sink; plus command; good CU; 6-2, 200 pounds

380. College of the Canyons (CA) rSO RHP Cory Jones (2012): 90-95 FB, 97 peak; average 80-83 CB; good command; shows CU; Pepperdine transfer; 6-5, 220 pounds

381. Texas Wesleyan JR RHP Derek Vaughn: low-90s FB, mid-90s peak; good breaking ball; Oklahoma transfer; 6-1, 190 pounds

382. Northern Kentucky JR RHP Mike Nastold: 90-92 FB, 94 peak; lots of FB movement; hard SL; coming off Tommy John and command is iffy; Louisville transfer; 6-4, 210 pounds

383. LSU-Shreveport SR RHP Matt Lackie: 90-93 FB with sink; SL; CU; 6-3, 225 pounds

384. Missouri State JR RHP Grant Gordon: 88-92 FB; good CB; iffy control; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 6.59 K/9 | 69.2 IP
2012: 8.29 K/9 | 4.05 BB/9 | 3.13 FIP | 46.2 IP

385. Fresno State SR LHP Tom Harlan: 86-90 FB; good command

2011: 6.54 K/9 | 63.1 IP
2012: 7.34 K/9 | 1.35 BB/9 | 3.16 FIP | 106.2 IP

386. Miami JR RHP Eric Nedeljkovic: good sinking FB, 92 peak; good SL; 6-0, 175 pounds

2012: 7.08 K/9 | 2.66 BB/9 | 3.16 FIP | 20.1 IP

387. Texas Tech rJR LHP Rusty Shellhorn: 87-91 FB; good 71-72 CB; shows 80 CU; good overall command of all three pitches; unconventional frame (5-9, 185 pounds) to go with unconventional name, but decent enough numbers (below) to potentially warrant some lefthanded relief attention

2012: 8.18 K/9 | 2.29 BB/9 | 4.74 FIP | 55 IP

388. East Carolina rSO LHP Tyler Joyner: 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; above-average breaking ball; good cutter; shows CU; iffy command of FB, but spots secondary stuff well; 5-9, 185 pounds; had him at 6-9, 185 pounds in my notes for the longest time…seeing him for the first time in person blew my mind (note: he’s now listed at 5-11, 195 pounds)

2012: 6.90 K/9 | 1.07 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 92.2 IP

389. Oregon rSO RHP Jeff Gold: 85-89 FB, can reach back and hit low-90s peak at times; plus 72-75 CB; good CU; has three pitches and a frame to put on some muscle in the pros, but lackluster performances and questionable signability as a redshirt sophomore will likely keep him in school at least another season; 6-3, 170 pounds

2011: 12.66 K/9 | 10.2 IP
2012: 5.67 K/9 | 2.65 BB/9 | 4.84 FIP | 74.2 IP

390. VCU JR LHP Ryan Farrar: 88-93 FB; 78-80 CB; shows CU; deception in delivery; 6-2, 180 pounds

2011: 8.22 K/9 | 23 IP
2012: 6.62 K/9 | 3.36 BB/9 | 3.79 FIP | 88.1 IP

391. UNC-Wilmington JR LHP Tyler DeLoach: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; breaking ball is potential plus pitch; 6-7, 240 pounds

2012: 10.80 K/9 | 6.38 BB/9 | 3.85 FIP | 36.2 IP

392. Troy JR LHP Shane McCain: mid-80s FB with projection; very good CB; above-average CU; plus command; missed entire 2012 after having surgery on his arm, but should be back to 100% in 2013; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 9.11 K/9 | 52.1 IP

393. Arkansas State SR RHP Brandon Farley: 89-92 FB, 94-95 peak; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 9.64 K/9 | 3.38 BB/9 | 3.73 FIP | 37.1 IP

394. La Salle JR RHP Pat Christensen: 89-91 FB; good SL; 6-4, 205 pounds

2011: 8.92 K/9 | 38.1 IP
2012: 10.84 K/9 | 1.64 BB/9 | 3.07 FIP | 44 IP

395. Stetson JR RHP Kurt Schluter: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average CB; also shows CU and cutter; 6-3, 185 pounds

2011: 8.90 K/9 | 57.2 IP
2012: 7.18 K/9 | 3.59 BB/9 | 4.89 FIP | 67.2 IP

396. Presbyterian SR RHP Gabe Grammar: low-90s FB, 95 peak; good SL; shows CU

2012: 8.69 K/9 | 3.10 BB/9 | 4.93 FIP | 29 IP

397. Tampa JR LHP Ben O’Shea: 88-92 FB; emerging CU; iffy breaking ball; tried to transfer to Maryland, but credits fell through; unsigned 10th rounder in 2011; also passed through Santa Fe CC; plus command of FB; good deception; leans on FB; 6-6, 250 pounds

398. Western Carolina rSO RHP Taylor Sandefur: low-90s FB, 94-96 peak; mid-80s cutter; slow CB; missed entire 2012 season due to shoulder surgery; 6-2, 245 pounds

2011: 8.24 K/9 | 43.2 IP

399. Kennesaw State SR RHP Josh Carr: 94 peak

2011: 7.32 K/9 | 82.1 IP
2012: 7.13 K/9 | 3.31 BB/9 | 3.90 FIP | 89.2 IP

400. Appalachian State SR RHP Ryan Arrowood: 87-89 FB, touching 90; good FB command; good CB; solid CU; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: 7.92 K/9 | 94.1 IP
2012: 8.52 K/9 | 3.53 BB/9 | 3.66 FIP | 99.1 IP

401. VCU JR RHP Kyle Haynes: upper-80s FB, 90-92 peak; good low-80s SL; solid CU; control has been an issue in the past, but has made big improvements in this area in 2012; 6-2, 185 pounds

2011: 6.39 K/9 | 80.1 IP
2012: 7.16 K/9 | 2.90 BB/9 | 3.94 FIP | 93 IP

402. Eastern Oklahoma State JC SO RHP Logan Taylor: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; good 78-80 CB; inconsistent control; Arkansas transfer; 6-5, 235 pounds

403. San Diego State SR RHP Mike Hachadorian: 90-92 FB; good CB

2011: 12.31 K/9 | 22.2 IP
2012: 8.88 K/9 | 4.81 BB/9 | 3.89 FIP | 24.1 IP

404. Missouri State JR RHP Clay Murphy: 82-87 FB with sink; good 78-80 SL; average CB; average CU; will likely need another strong season to prove to scouts that a short righthander without a big fastball is worthy of a draft spot; 5-10, 170 pounds

2011: 9.07 K/9 | 44.2 IP
2012: 8.69 K/9 | 2.75 BB/9 | 2.91 FIP | 59 IP

405. Gonzaga SR RHP Andy Hunter: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; velocity down as starter (86-88), so pro bullpen role should suit him well; good SL; raw CU; can also hit a little bit; 6-6, 220 pounds

2011: 7.78 K/9 | 39.1 IP
2012: 6.84 K/9 | 2.37 BB/9 | 3.70 FIP | 98.2 IP

406. Long Beach State JR RHP Matt Anderson: 87-90 FB, 91-92 peak; has hit as high as 94 in past, but didn’t show it in 2012; average low-80s CU; slightly above-average 75-79 CB; can also mix in an interesting SL; 6-1, 220 pounds

2012: 6.54 K/9 | 3.69 BB/9 | 3.89 FIP | 85.1 IP

407. Spartanburg Methodist (SC) JC FR RHP Jonathan Pulley: 90-93 FB with good sink; good breaking ball; 6-2, 215 pounds

408. Portland JR RHP Chris Johnson: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; good sink on FB; good SL; good command; similar to teammate Kyle Kraus (both could be sinker/slider relievers professionally), but better across the board; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 6.26 K/9 | 83.1 IP
2012: 6.87 K/9 | 2.49 BB/9 | 4.10 FIP | 76 IP

409. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi JR RHP Tim Keller: 92-93 FB; plus SL; iffy command; 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: 6.70 K/9 | 5.17 BB/9 | 3.16 FIP | 47 IP

410. Stony Brook SR RHP Tyler Johnson: mid-80s sinking FB; good SL; very good CU; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 6.78 K/9 | 78.1 IP
2012: 4.32 K/9 | 2.70 BB/9 | 4.96 FIP | 100 IP

411. UC Irvine rSR RHP Crosby Slaught: 88-90 FB with good sink; usable SL and CU; good command; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 6.29 K/9 | 68.2 IP
2012: 6.58 K/9 | 4.31 BB/9 | 4.17 FIP | 79.1 IP

412. Everett (WA) CC FR RHP Keone Kela: 88-92 FB, 95 peak; average breaking stuff; iffy control; great athlete; 6-1, 200 pounds

413. Cumberland (TN) JR LHP Chipper Smith: 88-91 FB, 94 peak; good 81 CU

414. Long Beach State SR RHP Matthew Johnson: scrapes 90 with FB, sits mostly upper-80s; plus SL; plus command; reliever who can go multiple innings; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 8.75 K/9 | 48.1 IP
2012: 6.52 K/9 | 2.12 BB/9 | 3.90 FIP | 59.1 IP

415. Portland rSR RHP Owen Jones: 89-91 FB; solid CB; also uses CU; Tommy John survivor; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 6.40 K/9 | 90 IP
2012: 9.62 K/9 | 2.79 BB/9 | 2.56 FIP | 29 IP

416. George Mason rSO RHP Anthony Montefusco: 88-92 FB; good SL; better CU; average cutter; good overall command; TJ surgery in 2011; 6-0, 185 pounds

2012: 6.59 K/9 | 2.34 BB/9 | 3.72 FIP | 84.2 IP

417. Old Dominion SR RHP Ben Tomchick: 87-91 FB; good CU; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: 7.98 K/9 | 91.1 IP
2012: 8.34 K/9 | 1.65 BB/9 | 2.99 FIP | 82 IP

418. Florida Gulf Coast SR RHP Jason Forjet: upper-80s FB, low-90s peak; CB; CU; very good command; good athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 7.08 K/9 | 67.2 IP
2012: 8.18 K/9 | 1.98 BB/9 | 3.57 FIP | 95.2 IP

419. John A. Logan (IL) JC FR LHP Derek Thompson: 88-92 FB; plus CU; 6-4, 190 pounds

420. Chapman (CA) JR RHP Brian Rauh: 88-92 FB; good SL; average CB; average CU; 6-1, 200 pounds

421. Columbia SR RHP Pat Lowery: upper-80s FB

2011: 6.84 K/9 | 48.2 IP
2012: 7.71 K/9 | 3.19 BB/9 | 3.79 FIP | 53.2 IP

422. College of Charleston JR RHP Dre Watts: 87-91 sinking FB; solid CB; solid CU; iffy control; good athlete

2011: 8.17 K/9 | 25.1 IP
2012: 7.65 K/9 | 4.95 BB/9 | 3.34 FIP | 20 IP

423. VMI JR RHP Coby Cowgill: 87-91 FB; good SL

2011: 7.47 K/9 | 72.1 IP
2012: 7.43 K/9 | 3.91 BB/9 | 4.40 FIP | 69 IP

424. Oral Roberts rJR RHP Drew Bowen: 88-91 FB; good cutter; plus SL; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: 7.05 K/9 | 67.2 IP
2012: 6.98 K/9 | 2.16 BB/9 | 4.11 FIP | 87.2 IP

425. Stetson SR RHP Lindsey Caughel: high-80s FB, 91 peak; average CB; plus command; 6-3, 195 pounds

2011: 7.76 K/9 | 62.2 IP
2012: 8.32 K/9 | 1.83 BB/9 | 3.91 FIP | 88.2 IP

426. Lipscomb SR RHP Connor Sinclair: upper-80s FB, 91 peak; sitting 87-88 in summer 2011; good sinker; SL; CU

2011: 8.90 K/9 | 88 IP
2012: 7.37 K/9 | 3.19 BB/9 | 4.17 FIP | 90.1 IP

427. Portland SR RHP Kyle Kraus: mid- to upper-80s FB (85-89); lots of two-seamers; average SL; average CU; good command; could have future as middle reliever who throws predominantly sinkers and sliders; 5-11, 180 pounds

2011: 5.17 K/9 | 102.2 IP
2012: 5.03 K/9 | 1.14 BB/9 | 3.96 FIP | 111 IP

428. Michigan SR RHP Brandon Sinnery: 86-89 FB, 91 peak; above-average breaking ball; plus command; 6-5, 165 pounds

2011: 6.22 K/9 | 68 IP
2012: 5.15 K/9 | 2.13 BB/9 | 4.97 FIP | 101.1 IP

429. Marshall SR LHP Mike Mason: upper-80s FB, 91-92 peak; solid CB; also throws CU; college workhorse capable of soaking up innings professionally; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 7.58 K/9 | 78.1 IP
2012: 6.83 K/9 | 2.91 BB/9 | 4.42 FIP | 80.1 IP

430. Louisiana Tech JR RHP Trevor Petersen: 92-95 FB; iffy control; relies on FB almost exclusively, secondary stuff weak at present; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 4.86 K/9 | 83.1 IP
2012: 6.11 K/9 | 6.79 BB/9 | 4.72 FIP | 53 IP

431. William & Mary JR RHP John Farrell: upper-80s FB, can run it up to 93 in short bursts; shows plus SL from time to time; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: 10.64 K/9 | 22 IP
2012: 8.65 K/9 | 2.95 BB/9 | 3.18 FIP | 42.2 IP

432. Albany SR RHP Zach Kraham: 94 peak; good CB; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: 6.89 K/9 | 82.1 IP
2012: 6.12 K/9 | 5.08 BB/9 | 4.28 FIP | 78 IP

433. Arkansas rJR LHP Trent Daniel: lefties with arm strength typically get noticed and Daniel has hit 94 in the past; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 10.59 K/9 | 43.1 IP
2012: 7.58 K/9 | 3.34 BB/9 | 3.71 FIP | 29.2 IP

434. Lackawanna (PA) JC SO LHP Chris Kirsch: 92 peak; good breaking ball; command has improved, but control remains iffy; 6-3, 190 pounds

435. Grayson County (TX) JC SO RHP Luke Moran: 89-93 FB, 94-95 peak; iffy breaking ball; TJ survivor; Houston transfer; good athlete; 6-2, 220 pounds

436. Thomas Nelson JC (VA) SO RHP Cody Cox: 90-92 FB, 93 peak; solid CB; 6-7, 200 pounds

437. Lee (TN) JR RHP Vince Spilker: 91-94 FB, 95 peak

438. Lee (TN) SO RHP Andy Hillis: 94 peak FB; Tennessee transfer; 6-7, 220 pounds

439. Cal State San Marcos JR RHP James Dykstra: 94-95 peak; good athlete; 6-3

440. Oxnard (CA) CC FR RHP Cody Kurz: 89-93 FB, 95 peak; intriguing SL; raw CU; great athlete; 6-4, 220 pounds

441. LSU-Eunice JC FR RHP Dakota Freese: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; good CB; academically ineligible in 2012 and will play for Des Moines Area CC if he doesn’t sign; 6-4, 190 pounds

442. Marietta (OH) SR RHP Austin Blaski: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 79-81 SL; shows occasional CU; iffy command; iffy control; 6-4, 200 pounds

443. South Carolina JR LHP Tyler Webb: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; improving CU; 6-6, 225 pounds

2011: 7.50 K/9 | 36 IP
2012: 9.34 K/9 | 2.02 BB/9 | 3.10 FIP | 35.2 IP

444. Middle Tennessee State JR RHP Daniel Palo: 94-96 peak FB; solid CB; below-average control; good athlete; two-way player who hasn’t shown enough of his good stuff for the scouts to go where his ability warrants; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 6.30 K/9 | 75.2 IP
2012: 5.85 K/9 | 4.18 BB/9 | 5.86 FIP | 32.1 IP

445. South Carolina JR LHP Nolan Belcher: 87-91 FB; average 74 CB; missed 2011 season with torn UCL; on the smaller side at 5-8, 155 pounds

2012: 10.59 K/9 | 3.76 BB/9 | 5.27 FIP | 26.1 IP

446. San Diego State JR RHP Travis Pitcher: 87-90 FB; knows how to pitch; good overall command of three-pitch mix; name is a tad too on the nose for a true 80 grade, but it is a good one; 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: 7.90 K/9 | 6.61 BB/9 | 3.32 FIP | 49 IP

447. Wake Forest rJR RHP Daniel Marrs: at his best has sat 92-94 FB, peaked at 97, but injuries have left his velocity all over the place; good splitter that works as CU; solid two-seam action; shows SL; still on the long road back as he recovers from labrum surgery – has pitched just over 20 innings in last two seasons; when I saw him in high school he reminded me of Jarred Cosart; major control issues; uncertain health status makes his draft day pretty simple: if a team likes his medicals, he’ll be drafted; 6-3, 215 pounds

2011: 4.30 K/9 | 14.2 IP
2012: 7.94 K/9 | 6.35 BB/9 | 2.83 FIP | 5.2 IP

448. Air Force JR RHP Sean Carley: 88-92 FB, 95 peak; saved a woman after a car accident while on his way to church this past spring; will retain two seasons of eligibility after taking an administrative turnback in 2012 after March Tommy John surgery; 6-4, 230 pounds

2011: 6.78 K/9 | 82.1 IP

449. Wake Forest JR RHP Justin Van Grouw: 92 peak; plus SL; ugly year-to-year ERAs, but size and two above-average pitches could get him drafted; 6-7, 225 pounds

2011: 6.10 K/9 | 41.1 IP
2012: 6.63 K/9 | 2.68 BB/9 | 3.17 FIP | 57 IP

450. Wake Forest SR RHP Michael Dimock: 90-91 FB; near plus SL; shows occasional average CU; wish he threw a little bit harder because his slider is a legit big league pitch; reminds me a little bit of former Virginia reliever and current Reds farmhand Kevin Arico; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 9.85 K/9 in 53 IP
2012: 8.60 K/9 | 3.82 BB/9 | 2.84 FIP | 37.2 IP

451. St. John’s JR RHP Jerome Werniuk: high-80s FB, 92 peak; inconsistent 76-78 SL; developing CU; below-average control; big-time high school recruit from the Great White North who hasn’t put it together at college level – could rise way up as senior sign in 2012; 6-5, 220 pounds

2011 (at Le Moyne): 7.26 K/9 in 31 IP
2012: 4.97 K/9 | 7.82 BB/9 | 4.91 FIP | 12.2 IP

452. Lipscomb JR LHP Chris Nunn: 91-93 peak; control issues; 6-5, 200; iffy control

2011: 7.39 K/9 | 52.1 IP
2012: 9.00 K/9 | 6.37 BB/9 | 3.91 FIP | 41 IP

453. Gardner-Webb JR RHP Brock Wilson: low-90s FB; plus SL; 6-6, 210

2011: 7.04 K/9 | 46 IP
2012: 6.50 K/9 | 4.53 BB/9 | 3.89 FIP | 45.2 IP

454. Texas A&M-Kingsville SR RHP Jaden Dillon: 90-92 FB, 93-95 peak; good but inconsistent SL; 5-11, 170 pounds

455. Middle Georgia JC FR RHP JB Wendelken: 92-95 FB; mixes in CB and CU; 6-1, 225 pounds

456. UAB SR RHP Dillon Napoleon: low-90s FB, 94 peak, holds velocity well; very good CU; solid SL; great athlete; lots of ground balls; good command; came into year as high priority senior sign, but lack of production has him on the draft bubble – drafting him is a bet that he’ll be a better pro than college pitcher; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 6.17 K/9 | 84.2 IP
2012: 4.58 K/9 | 2.77 BB/9 | 5.35 FIP | 74.2 IP

457. Arizona State SR RHP Joseph Lopez: low-90s FB; plus CB; had him pegged as a breakout senior sign candidate for 2012, but results on field haven’t matched reports of his plus two-pitch attack; 5-10, 180 pounds

2012: 5.57 K/9 | 4.29 BB/9 | 4.88 FIP | 21 IP

458. Howard JC (TX) SO RHP Kyle Hayes: 90-92 FB with good sink, 94 peak; strong CB; emerging CU; San Diego State transfer

459. Palm Beach State (FL) CC SO RHP Ronald Pena: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; mixes in CB and CU; 6-3, 200 pounds

460. Texas-Arlington SR LHP Adam Westbrook: upper-80s FB, low-90s peak; good CB; 6-3, 225 pounds

2011: 4.50 K/9 | 20 IP
2012: 6.11 K/9 | 3.06 BB/9 | 4.67 FIP | 35.1 IP

461. Appalachian State SR RHP Seth Grant: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; nice cutter; 6-4, 230 pounds

2011: 6.83 K/9 | 87 IP
2012: 6.17 K/9 | 3.04 BB/9 | 3.99 FIP | 100.2 IP

462. Wright State SR RHP Michael Schum: plus SL; sidewinding delivery

2011: 6.66 K/9 | 52.2 IP
2012: 7.69 K/9 | 2.81 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 48 IP

463. Elon rSO RHP Jim Stokes: plus CB; 6-6, 180

2012: 7.57 K/9 | 7.57 BB/9 | 4.48 FIP | 35.2 IP

464. Bradley JR RHP John Nasshan: 87-89 FB, 91-92 peak; average but improving 78-82 CU; average at best 73-77 CB that he doesn’t use all that much; best offspeed is his above-average 81-87 SL; 6-6, 240 pounds

2011: 4.15 K/9 | 89 IP
2012: 5.08 K/9 | 3.81 BB/9 | 5.58 FIP | 28.1 IP

465. Georgia JR RHP Tyler Maloof: 92-95 FB; good SL; emerging CU; injuries wiped out his 2012; iffy control; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 8.78 K/9 | 27.2 IP

466. Middle Tennessee State JR RHP Hunter Adkins: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; average breaking ball; emerging CU; iffy command; 6-4, 200 pounds

2011: 4.40 K/9 | 86 IP
2012: 6.93 K/9 | 3.52 BB/9 | 4.79 FIP | 76.2 IP

467. Southern Cal SR RHP Brandon Garcia: has been clocked as high as 94 in the past; solid two-way college player who should be a good hitting pitcher in the pros if he gets the chance – had a better year as an outfielder than as a pitcher in 2012; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 8.45 K/9 | 33 IP
2012: 5.23 K/9 | 5.65 BB/9 | 4.73 FIP | 43 IP

468. Maryland JR LHP Jimmy Reed: valuable college swingman with a plus 80-82 SL that could conceivably get big league lefties out already; 6-0, 175 pounds

2011: 9.45 K/9 in 33.1 IP
2012: 8.10 K/9 | 2.25 BB/9 | 3.59 FIP | 60 IP

469. Oklahoma State SR LHP Kyle Ottoson: 85-88 FB; 76-79 KCB; low-70s CU; transfer from ASU; 6-4, 160 pounds

2011: 8.61 K/9 | 53.1 IP
2012: 6.00 K/9 | 4.14 BB/9 | 4.54 FIP | 63 IP

470. Oregon State SR RHP Ryan Gorton: 89-93 FB; potential plus SL; has sinker/slider middle relief upside; likely drafted as a hitter, but I prefer he continue to explore his untapped potential on the mound; as a catcher he has interesting tools, including a predictably strong arm and better than expected approach, but he’s a raw defender who will need plenty of reps and good pro coaching to fulfill expectations (backup backstop?); 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: 9.64 K/9 | 0.96 BB/9 | 3.09 FIP | 9.1 IP

471. Southern Cal rSR RHP Andrew Triggs: 86-91 sinking FB, once hit higher but hasn’t seen those days in years; good 70-75 CB; shows CU; 2012 update: loses velocity early in starts, sits 84-86 by middle innings; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 7.54 K/9 | 90.2 IP
2012: 7.58 K/9 | 1.62 BB/9 | 3.74 FIP | 105.2 IP

472. Northwest Florida State CC SO LHP Conner Kendrick: 90-91 FB; plus CB; emerging CU; Georgia Tech transfer

473. Denison (OH) SR RHP Tyler Vaske: 87-91 FB; good CB; sinking CU; good command; smart pitcher; 6-2, 200 pounds

474. Palomar (CA) JC SO RHP Nick Carmichael: 94 peak

475. Diablo Valley (CA) JC RHP Nick Pasquale: 94 peak; St. Mary’s transfer

476. Ithaca College SR RHP Tucker Healy: 93 peak; 6-2, 210 pounds

477. Pima (AZ) JC SO RHP Jake Cole: 92-93 FB with good sink; good mid-70s SL; UNC transfer

478. Southern Cal rSR RHP Jordan Hershiser: has hit 94 in past; Tommy John survivor; only pitched 5.1 innings this past year, but the flashes of past velocity and last name make him worth remembering on draft day; 6-8, 245 pounds

479. Stanford JR RHP Dean McArdle: 88-92 FB; good CB; short righthander without knockout stuff who gets by with excellent command guy and high pitching IQ; 5-10, 185 pounds

2011: 4.99 K/9 | 57.2 IP
2012: 7.55 K/9 | 3.40 BB/9 | 4.23 FIP | 47.2 IP

480. Arizona JR RHP Nick Cunningham: 88-92 FB that moves; good breaking ball; solid cutter; decent CU; only pitched 4 innings in 2012, but some team may still take a chance on him late; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 5.40 K/9 | 21.2 IP

481. Washington JR RHP Adam Cimber: 86-88 FB with sink, 90 peak; improved SL; sinker/slider bullpen guy with an outside chance of being a late pick; more interestingly to me, he’s living proof of the randomness of HR rates: gave up 10 homers in his freshman year (67 IP), but hasn’t given up any in the two seasons (65.2 IP) since; 6-4, 180 pounds

2011: 6.57 K/9 | 37 IP
2012: 6.91 K/9 | 2.20 BB/9 | 3.26 FIP | 28.2 IP

482. Mississippi State SR RHP Caleb Reed: effective sinker/slider reliever with enough stuff for pro ball; 5-10, 210 pounds

2011: 9.84 K/9 | 64 IP
2012: 8.49 K/9 | 3.24 BB/9 | 3.36 FIP | 58.1 IP

483. Mississippi State rSO RHP Ben Bracewell: gets outs with a really effective low-80s SL; has a chance to move up in a big way in 2013 if he can earn more innings; 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: 9.31 K/9 | 4.19 BB/9 | 2.52 FIP | 19.1 IP

484. Houston SR LHP Mo Wiley: best pitch is an above-average 80-82 CU; gets by on wily lefty tricks – situational lefthander upside; 6-4, 225 pounds

2011: 4.24 K/9 | 70 IP
2012: 10.64 K/9 | 3.12 BB/9 | 2.40 FIP | 34.2 IP

485. Central Michigan JR LHP Dietrich Enns: 88-92 FB; good CU; one of the country’s smartest pitchers and a lot of fun to watch him work; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: 10.45 K/9 | 41.1 IP
2012: 6.55 K/9 | 3.75 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 57.2 IP

486. Liberty SR RHP John Niggli: 86-90 FB, 92 peak; average CU; good command

2011: 4.54 K/9 | 85.1 IP
2012: 5.82 K/9 | 2.60 BB/9 | 4.23 FIP | 103.2 IP

487. St. Joseph’s SR RHP Alex Pracher: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; SL; CU; iffy command; Stanford transfer

2012: 7.48 K/9 | 2.56 BB/9 | 3.55 FIP | 95 IP

488. Bethune-Cookman SR RHP Rayan Gonzalez: 88-92 FB with good movement; 6-4, 210

2011: 9.32 K/9 | 46.1 IP
2012: 7.73 K/9 | 2.15 BB/9 | 3.36 FIP | 92 IP

489. Mercer SR LHP Brandon Love: low-90s FB

2011: 7.43 K/9 | 80 IP
2012: 7.54 K/9 | 3.16 BB/9 | 3.77 FIP | 88.1 IP

490. Davidson SR RHP Ryan Overcash: 91-92 FB; good breaking ball; very good CU; good command

2011: 4.97 K/9 | 58 IP
2012: 5.93 K/9 | 1.74 BB/9 | 4.47 FIP | 88 IP

491. Stetson SR RHP Jake Boyd: 87-90 FB, 92-94 peak; 80-83 SL; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 9.54 K/9 | 61.1 IP 2012: 5.72 K/9 | 2.86 BB/9 | 5.65 FIP | 28.1 IP

492. Ohio State JR RHP Brett McKinney: low-90s FB with good life; 6-2, 225 pounds

2011: 6.99 K/9 | 64.1 IP
2012: 6.21 K/9 | 3.04 BB/9 | 4.73 FIP | 71 IP

493. Texas Tech JR RHP Shane Broyles: 88-91 FB; good low- to mid-80s SL; 80 CU; 6-1, 180 pounds

2012: 7.58 K/9 | 3.00 BB/9 | 3.78 FIP | 57 IP

494. Baylor SR RHP Joey Hainsfurther: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; 83-84 SL; 80-82 CU; 76 CB; showed some promise with the bat last season (strong approach) and has always had good defensive tools behind the plate, but the move to the mound made sense for a guy with as strong an arm as he has shown; I’ve personally been impressed with how quickly he picked up a pair of potentially average secondary pitches (SL and CU) and it is easy to like his fresh arm, but a pro team that takes him needs to know they are taking on a project – reminds me of Oregon State RHP/C Ryan Gorton;  5-11, 185 pounds

2012: 7.54 K/9 | 2.92 BB/9 | 4.27 FIP | 37 IP

495. Western Kentucky JR LHP Tanner Perkins: 86-88 FB, 90 peak; typically goes with lots of two-seamers; above-average to plus CU; mixes in SL; good command; strong track record of success, but Tommy John surgery in March 2012 will likely keep him in school another year; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 6.91 K/9 | 99 IP
2012: 5.64 K/9 | 2.01 BB/9 | 4.77 FIP | 22.1 IP

496. Oregon State rSR RHP Taylor Starr: has hit as high as 94-95 with FB in the past, but stuff hasn’t quite returned to those levels after undergoing Tommy John surgery; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: 5.36 K/9 | 3.57 BB/9 | 4.41 FIP | 45.1 IP

497. Texas-San Antonio JR RHP Clint Sharp: mid-90s FB; 6-3, 180 pounds

2012: 5.25 K/9 | 3.71 BB/9 | 4.75 FIP | 70.1 IP

498. UC Irvine rSO RHP Evan Brock: 88-92 FB; really good CU; missed 2011 due to labrum surgery; 6-1, 190 pounds

2012: 6.62 K/9 | 2.91 BB/9 | 3.94 FIP | 34 IP

499. Long Beach State SR RHP Shawn Stuart: 87-89 FB with good sink; throws both a SL and 78-79 CB; 6-3, 210 pounds

2011: 8.88 K/9 | 74 IP
2012: 6.92 K/9 | 3.02 BB/9 | 4.16 FIP | 92.1 IP

500. East Carolina SR LHP Kevin Brandt: high-80s FB; solid CU; throws a pair of usable breaking balls; decent overall command; 6-2, 195 pounds

2011: 6.38 K/9 | 91.2 IP
2012: 6.01 K/9 | 2.20 BB/9 | 3.81 FIP | 106.1 IP

501. Nicholls State JR RHP Jordan McCoy: 88-92 FB; variety of arm angles; 6-3, 185 pounds

2012: 6.51 K/9 | 2.60 BB/9 | 3.69 FIP | 27.2 IP

502. Michigan JR RHP Ben Ballantine: 87-90 FB; good CU; average mid-70s CB; 6-8, 230 pounds

2011: 8.87 K/9 | 47.2 IP
2012: 4.94 K/9 | 4.22 BB/9 | 4.78 FIP | 74.2 IP

503. Nebraska JR RHP Thomas Lemke: 88-93 FB; solid CU; occasional SL that he has moved away from for some reason; strange that a pitcher with his size and stuff did so little with it on the mound in 2012; 6-7, 230 pounds

2011: 7.41 K/9 | 34 IP
2012: 3.97 K/9 | 1.99 BB/9 | 4.52 FIP | 45.1 IP

504. Edmonds (WA) JC SO RHP Aaron Brooks: 88-92 FB; 6-6; Gonzaga transfer

505. Oklahoma City SR RHP Blake Schwartz: 86-91 FB, 92 peak; good FB command; good CB; CU; 6-3, 200 pounds

506. Belhaven College (MS) JR RHP Geoffrey Thomas: 89-91 FB, 93-95 peak; CB with real potential; shows both CU and cutter; command has improved a ton; transfer from Southern Miss; 6-2, 185 pounds

507. Bellarmine (KY) JR RHP Kyle Grana: 90-96 FB; good CB; big guy; 6-3, 250 pounds

508. John A. Logan (IL) JC JR RHP Carson Beauchaine: 88-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good SL; good CB; raw CU; good command; 6-3, 210 pounds

509. Johnson County (KS) JC rJR RHP Lee Ridenhour: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; very good SL, working on CU; good command; ankle surgery in 2010; Kansas transfer; 6-4, 200 pounds

510. Michigan State JR RHP Tony Wieber: relies on a good SL and well above-average athleticism (he’s a good hitter and outfielder as well); 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: 8.14 K/9 | 42 IP
2012: 7.31 K/9 | 3.49 BB/9 | 3.95 FIP | 28.1 IP

511. Purdue SR RHP Lance Breedlove: 87-88 FB, 91-92 peak; 78 CU; 80-81 SL; best offspeed pitch is 76-77 CB; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: 5.92 K/9 | 48.2 IP
2012: 7.21 K/9 | 1.48 BB/9 | 4.01 FIP | 97.2 IP

512. Louisville SR RHP Travis Tingle: 88-92 FB; 6-5, 210 pounds

2011: 7.60 K/9 | 45 IP
2012: 7.58 K/9 | 2.53 BB/9 | 4.12 FIP | 57 IP

513. Louisville SO RHP Chad Green: 88-92 FB; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 5.14 K/9 | 42 IP
2012: 9.16 K/9 | 4.34 BB/9 | 3.92 FIP | 37.1 IP

514. Kansas rJR RHP Thomas Taylor: 87-90 FB, 92 peak; improved upper-70s SL; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: 8.84 K/9 | 57 IP
2012: 7.05 K/9 | 3.28 BB/9 | 4.41 FIP | 90.2 IP

515. Western Michigan SR LHP Casey Webber: 87-90 FB; good CB; plus command; 6-0, 170 pounds

2011: 7.88 K/9 | 88 IP
2012: 5.26 K/9 | 3.71 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 87.2 IP

516. Stephen F. Austin State JR RHP Cass Ingvardsen: 90-92 FB, 93-94 peak; CB and CU are both in need of tons of work; FB only pitcher who didn’t miss enough bats to get himself on draft radar, but could do some climbing as 2013 senior sign; 6-1, 210 pounds

2012: 3.46 K/9 | 4.85 BB/9 | 4.63 FIP | 26 IP

517. Georgia JR LHP Patrick Boling: heavy peak 93 FB; secondary stuff with interesting potential; Tommy John surgery in high school; iffy control; 2012 was lost season; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 12.00 K/9 | 24 IP

518. Virginia Tech JR LHP Joe Mantiply: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; shows both a SL and a CU; inconsistent command; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: 7.23 K/9 | 84.2 IP
2012: 5.95 K/9 | 1.98 BB/9 | 4.20 FIP | 81.2 IP

519. Shelton State CC (AL) FR RHP Darren Whatley: low-90s FB, 95 peak; average breaking ball; 6-2, 215 pounds

520. Indiana State JR RHP Ryan Torgerson: 86-89 FB; good CU; usable breaking ball; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 5.34 K/9 | 1.47 BB/9 | 4.53 FIP | 86 IP

521. LeMoyne (NY) SR LHP Michael Anarumo: 87-89 FB, 91 peak; solid CU; average mid-70s SL; 6-5, 200 pounds

522. Boston College rSO RHP Matt Alvarez: 89-91 FB, 92-93 peak; good SL; FB moves; iffy control heading into year, but completely fell apart as season progressed – could be more of a FB command issue, as the pitch moves perhaps too much for its own good; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: 9.62 K/9 | 33.2 IP
2012: 7.88 K/9 | 9.00 BB/9 | 3.03 FIP | 32 IP

523. Illinois State SR RHP Ryan Camp: 87-92 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average SL; decent CU; delivery needs cleaning up and control remains inconsistent, but has the stuff to pitch professionally; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 5.33 K/9 | 27 IP
2012: 7.36 K/9 | 5.61 BB/9 | 4.28 FIP | 25.2 IP

524. Eastern Michigan rJR LHP Collin Taylor: 90 FB; good SL; CB; 6-4, 190 pounds; iffy control; 6-4, 190 pounds

2011: 5.68 K/9 | 19 IP
2012: 9.14 K/9 | 5.31 BB/9 | 3.67 FIP | 42.1 IP

525. Nebraska JR RHP Kyle Hander: 88-92 FB; good breaking ball; 6-3, 185 pounds

2012: 6.75 K/9 | 2.70 BB/9 | 3.93 FIP | 33.1 IP

526. Nebraska SR RHP Dexter Spitsnogle: 89-92 FB; good CB; better CU; 6-5, 225 pounds

2012: 6.20 K/9 | 2.66 BB/9 | 5.57 FIP | 20.1 IP

527. Fairfield JR Mark Bordonaro: 92-94 FB; 6-0, 165

2012: 6.33 K/9 | 4.64 BB/9 | 6.68 FIP | 42.2 IP

528. Norfolk State JR RHP Jordan Egan: 89-91 FB; good CB

2011: 9.95 K/9 | 69.2 IP
2012: 6.91 K/9 | 3.45 BB/9 | 3.70 FIP | 57.1 IP

529. Rhode Island SR LHP Anthony Pisani: 88-92 FB; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: 8.37 K/9 | 52.2 IP
2012: 6.35 K/9 | 3.86 BB/9 | 4.41 FIP | 39.2 IP

530. Columbia JR RHP Tim Giel: 86-88 FB, 90-91 peak; good mid-70s CB; 6-2, 230 pounds

2011: 8.89 K/9 | 26.1 IP
2012: 5.67 K/9 | 2.17 BB/9 | 4.07 FIP | 54 IP

531. Wake Forest JR LHP Niko Spezial: low-90s peak; iffy command; hasn’t lived up to expectations in three years so far, but lefties with velocity often get recognized; 6-3, 230 pounds

2011: 5.93 K/9 | 30.1 IP
2012: 5.91 K/9 | 5.48 BB/9 | 3.56 FIP | 21.1 IP

532. St. John’s JR LHP Sean Hagan: mid-80s FB, can hit 90 with the wind at his back; average CU; good command of a wide variety of offspeed pitches, but lacks the put-away breaking ball to project him as much more than a lefty specialist in the pros; 6-6, 230 pounds

2011: 7.69 K/9 | 66.2 IP
2012: 5.96 K/9 | 1.93 BB/9 | 4.65 FIP | 102.2 IP

533. Texas JR RHP Josh Urban: throws hard (93-95 peak FB) and shows a good CU, but below-average command and control, not to mention his lack of college innings, should keep him in school for another year; 6-4, 215 pounds

2011: 12.71 K/9 | 17 IP

534. Rice rSO RHP Tyler Spurlin: has hit as high as 93 in past; good athlete with a ton of projection left to his game; has shown some interesting power potential as an outfielder; almost certainly will give it another crack at Rice after missing 2012 season due to injury; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 7.04 K/9 | 15.1 IP

535. San Diego State JR RHP Ethan Miller: upper-80s FB; good SL; 6-5, 205 pounds

2011: 8.08 K/9 | 55.2 IP
2012: 8.76 K/9 | 4.38 BB/9 | 4.18 FIP | 37 IP

536. Minnesota SR RHP Austin Lubinsky: 87-90 FB; slow CB; 6-1, 210 pounds

2011: 6.54 K/9 | 74.1 IP
2012: 5.92 K/9 | 1.59 BB/9 | 4.36 FIP | 79 IP

537. Seton Hall JR RHP Jon Prosinski: 88-92 FB with good sink; above-average CU; good CB; good command; underrated college arm with enough craftiness and stuff to have a middle relief ceiling, though it is likely that will have to wait until his senior season; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: 5.44 K/9 | 94.1 IP
2012: 6.94 K/9 | 1.81 BB/9 | 3.55 FIP | 94.2 IP

538. Seton Hall JR RHP Frank Morris: good athlete capable of hitting 94 at his best, but total loss of control likely will earn him another season in Jersey; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: 6.85 K/9 in 44.2 IP
2012: 5.02 K/9 | 5.97 BB/9 | 4.66 FIP | 28.2 IP

539. LSU JR LHP Chris Cotton: 84-88 FB; relies heavily on good mid-70s CU; solid 73-76 CB; lefty specialist upside; 5-10, 180 pounds

2012: 8.34 K/9 | 1.39 BB/9 | 3.97 FIP | 45.1 IP

540. Jefferson (MO) CC SO LHP Dane Gronewald: 87-91 FB; improved CU; 6-5, 220 pounds

541. Lewis-Clark State (ID) SR RHP Austin Pentacost (2012): 90-93 FB; breaking ball; splitter; 6-2, 200 pounds

542. Rutgers JR LHP Rob Smorol: 88-90 FB; good cutter; good breaking ball; good command; more of a college pitchability innings eater kind of guy than true pro prospect, but it only takes one team to view him as a potential lefty reliever to get drafted late; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: 6.80 K/9 | 90 IP
2012: 5.09 K/9 | 2.59 BB/9 | 4.63 FIP | 93.2 IP

543. Auburn JR RHP Slade Smith: numbers don’t jump out at you (unless you’re a fan of low-K rates), but Smith’s game is built on groundballs induced by one of college baseball’s finest sinkers; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 5.43 K/9 | 66.1 IP
2012: 4.78 K/9 | 2.39 BB/9 | 4.97 FIP | 64 IP

544. Clemson SR RHP David Haselden: hard to square up on his FB; good CU that he uses a ton; 6-4, 240 pounds

2011: 6.10 K/9 | 76.2 IP
2012: 6.81 K/9 | 2.58 BB/9 | 4.12 FIP | 38.1 IP

545. Clemson rSO RHP Mike Kent: 91 peak FB; CB with above-average potential; 78-80 SL with above-average potential; appreciate a young pitcher who can throw two breaking balls, but pro ball doesn’t often look too kindly on short righthanders with short fastballs; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 5.20 K/9 | 1.73 BB/9 | 4.40 FIP | 36.1 IP

546. Virginia SR RHP Shane Halley: 89-92 FB; 81-82 CU; had a decision in half of his appearances (9-2 record in 22 games), the majority coming in relief; really good athlete who has some experience in the OF; born in Guantanamo Bay; 6-1, 200 pounds

2012: 8.58 K/9 | 3.22 BB/9 | 3.91 FIP | 50.1 IP

547. Illinois State JR RHP Chris Razo: 88-91 FB; 82-84 cutter; mid-70s breaking ball; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 7.57 K/9 | 3.99 BB/9 | 4.11 FIP | 88 IP

548. Tampa SR LHP Sean Bierman: no true out pitch, but diverse enough repertoire that he could continue to start professionally; Tommy John survivor; Vanderbilt transfer

549. Maryland SR RHP David Carroll: upper-80s FB; uses CB, CU, and cutter; biggest appeal to pro teams will likely be his size (6-8, 235 pounds), but he’s still a really long shot to be drafted

2011: 5.06 K/9 | 74.2 IP
2012: 5.80 K/9 | 1.89 BB/9 | 4.09 FIP | 71.1 IP

550. Tennessee JR RHP Nicholas Blount: low-90s FB; CU; good SL; kicked off team in late April 2012 – you need to be really, really talented to overcome certain off-the-field trouble, and I’m not quite sure Blount, an unquestionably solid arm, qualifies; 6-6, 210 pounds

2011: 4.15 K/9 | 47.2 IP
2012: 5.04 K/9 | 1.81 BB/9 | 4.46 FIP | 44.2 IP

551. Illinois JR RHP Kevin Johnson: 87-89 FB, 90 peak; good CU; also throws a CB; 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: 6.03 K/9 | 103 IP
2012: 4.48 K/9 | 2.65 BB/9 | 4.30 FIP | 88.1 IP

552. Tulane JR RHP Alex Byo: only 85-88 with FB, but gets by on savvy and a pair of above-average offspeed pitches including a very good CB and a tick above-average CU; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 6.03 K/9 | 59.2 IP
2012: 4.96 K/9 | 1.89 BB/9 | 4.48 FIP | 90.2 IP

553. Arizona JR LHP Vince Littleman: 86-88 FB; good CU; emerging cutter; sidearm delivery makes him really tough to pick up for lefties; long shot to be drafted, but only takes one team to take a liking to a potential lefty specialist like Littleman; 5-11, 180 pounds

2012: 6.26 K/9 | 3.91 BB/9 | 3.85 FIP | 23 IP

554. James Madison JR RHP DJ Brown: mid-80s FB; good SL; good command; missed entire 2012 season due to injury; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: 8.57 K/9 | 96.2 IP

555. South Carolina JR LHP Adam Westmoreland: 88-91 FB, had been 92-93 pre-injury; good CB; emerging CU; Tommy John survivor; very large human at 6-5, 265 pounds

2011: 7.08 K/9 | 34.1 IP
2012: 6.14 K/9 | 1.64 BB/9 | 4.36 FIP | 22 IP

556. Clemson rJR LHP Joseph Moorefield: throws hard (low-90s FB), but hasn’t pitched enough; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: 5.87 K/9 | 15.1 IP
2012: 13.50 K/9 | 2.70 BB/9 | 4.44 FIP | 6.2 IP

557. Louisville JR RHP Andy Flett: 91-93 FB; good command; sharp mid-70s CB; CU; has only pitched 2.2 innings in 2012; 6-7, 220 pounds

2011: 6.45 K/9 | 22.1 IP

558. St. John’s JR RHP Anthony Cervone: low-90s FB, 95 peak; good SL; shows CU; iffy control; team will really have to have done their homework on him, as he didn’t pitch much in 2012 (3 innings); 6-4, 235 pounds

2011: 9.95 K/9 | 25.1 IP

559. Clemson JR RHP Jonathan Meyer: FB with good sink; inconsistent SL, but really good when on; long shot who is likely to return to Clemson for one last shot; 6-1, 175 pounds

2011: 8.87 K/9 | 68 IP
2012: 5.87 K/9 | 2.35 BB/9 | 4.35 FIP | 53.2 IP

560. Cal State Northridge JR RHP Alex Muren: has hit as high as 95 in the past, but sitting velocity is inconsistent and not nearly as hot; interesting 82-85 cutter; pitches like a two-way prospect, for better or worse – more of a thrower than a pitcher at this point, but could be molded into something by a patient coaching staff; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 4.91 K/9 | 40.1 IP
2012: 4.71 K/9 | 2.75 BB/9 | 4.13 FIP | 91.2 IP

561. BYU SO RHP Adam Miller: 90-93 FB, 97 peak; good CB; emerging CU; electric arm, but still a long way away developmentally after missing time due to his mission; 6-0, 185 pounds

2012: 5.04 K/9 | 11.27 BB/9 | 4.49 FIP | 30.1 IP

562. Northeastern JR RHP Dylan Maki: upper-80s FB; good SL; funky arm action, varies arm slot; rough season all but guarantees he’ll be back in Boston another season; 6-1, 205 pounds

2011: 9.79 K/9 | 26.2 IP
2012: 5.68 K/9 | 3.22 BB/9 | 4.61 FIP | 58.2 IP

563. Florida State SR LHP Brian Busch: average CB; good command; deception in delivery; control issues in 2012 aren’t a good sign for a pitcher with no margin for error; 6-2, 240 pounds

2011: 6.71 K/9 | 63 IP
2012: 7.99 K/9 | 6.08 BB/9 | 3.74 FIP | 23.2 IP

564. Eastern Michigan JR RHP Steve Weber: 88-91 FB, 93 peak; SL; 6-6, 210 pounds

2011: 6.08 K/9 | 71 IP
2012: 5.74 K/9 | 2.07 BB/9 | 4.26 FIP | 95.2 IP

565. South Carolina SR LHP Logan Munson: 90-92 FB; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: 9.45 K/9 | 2.70 BB/9 | 4.44 FIP | 6.2 IP

566. Northwestern rJR RHP Zach Morton: upper-80s FB, touching 90; good 12-6 CB; shows CU; plus athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: 5.29 K/9 | 2.81 BB/9 | 3.75 FIP | 83.1 IP

567. Georgia JR LHP Blake Dieterich: 86-88 FB; good CB; average or better CU; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: 7.19 K/9 | 61.1 IP
2012: 6.46 K/9 | 2.35 BB/9 | 4.18 FIP | 46 IP

568. Southern Poly (GA) JR RHP Casey Shiver: upper-80s FB; mid-70s CB; 6-2, 180 pounds

569. Georgia JR RHP Bryan Benzor: upper-80s FB; SL; CU; splitter; 6-1, 200 pounds

2012: 8.92 K/9 | 2.72 BB/9 | 4.34 FIP | 36.1 IP

570. Kentucky JR RHP Chris Garrison: 88-93 FB; plus SL; good CB; splitter; good athlete; didn’t get a chance to show much in his first year at Kentucky (4 IP); 6-4, 200 pounds

571. Oklahoma JR RHP Chris Burgess: 88-92 FB; average SL; only threw 2 innings in 2012; 6-2, 210 pounds

572. Texas A&M JR LHP Ross Hales: 88-93 FB; missed 2012 season as he recovered from rotator cuff surgery, so very likely to return to school in 2013; 6-3, 200 pounds

573. Mississippi rJR RHP Tanner Bailey: upper-80s FB; 77-80 CU; 83 SL; 6-7, 225 pounds

2012: 10.19 K/9 | 2.20 BB/9 | 3.09 FIP | 32.2 IP

574. Florida State SR RHP Mack Waugh: well-traveled older prospect (already 24) who has overcome multiple arm injuries; upper-80s FB; CB; CU; 6-2, 185 pounds

2011: 7.55 K/9 | 39.1 IP
2012: 7.20 K/9 | 3.60 BB/9 | 3.35 FIP | 25 IP

575. Notre Dame rJR LHP Joe Spano: has flashed low-90s peak in the past; TJ survivor; 5-10, 170 pounds

2012: 5.57 K/9 | 5.57 BB/9 | 3.92 FIP | 21 IP

576. Mississippi State rSO LHP CC Watson: 94 FB peak; good power CB; missed 2012 season due to shoulder surgery, but should be back on the draft radar as a good two-way prospect for 2013; 6-0, 200 pounds

577. Illinois State JR RHP Brad Sorkin: 88-91 FB; good CU; shows CB; good athlete; 6-3, 185 pounds

2011: 4.66 K/9 | 46.1 IP
2012: 5.11 K/9 | 3.40 BB/9 | 5.03 FIP | 79.1 IP

578. LSU JR LHP Brett Bonvillain: 88-90 FB, 92 peak; average 78-79 SL; 6-2, 180 pounds

2012: 8.58 K/9 | 3.49 BB/9 | 4.55 FIP | 28.1 IP

579. James Madison SR RHP Evan Scott: 90-93 FB; good hard CB; iffy control; had a much,  much better season with the bat in 2012, but has enough stuff to warrant late-round consideration as a pitcher; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: 6.46 K/9 | 69.2 IP
2012: 7.99 K/9 | 8.54 BB/9 | 5.57 FIP | 32.2 IP

580. Notre Dame JR RHP Pat Veerkamp: high-80s FB; developing CB; hasn’t done much in three years but has a chance to be a senior sign in 2013; 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: 5.27 K/9 | 3.95 BB/9 | 5.50 FIP | 27.1 IP

581. Alabama JR RHP Trey Pilkington: 88-91 FB; good 78-84 SL; deceptive delivery; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: 4.17 K/9 | 45.1 IP
2012: 6.07 K/9 | 2.30 BB/9 | 4.12 FIP | 43 IP

582. Southern Cal SR RHP Ben Mount: at his best he sits 86-89 FB, hitting 92 and commanding it very, very well; also continues the strange trend (that maybe only I care about) of big righthanders that can throw a plus mid-70s CU; iffy low-70s CB; 2012 update: FB down to 82-84; 6-8, 210 pounds

2011: 6.60 K/9 | 43.2 IP
2012: 5.56 K/9 | 3.18 BB/9 | 4.71 FIP | 68 IP

583. Memphis rJR RHP Heith Hatfield: 88-92 FB; good command of five-pitch arsenal though never really had a strong second pitch, let alone a third; injuries have derailed career, but may have showed a team enough at some point in the past to get a late look; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: 10.22 K/9 | 12.1 IP

584. San Jose State SR RHP Esteban Guzman: 88-91 FB; CU; SL; good command

2011: 8.68 K/9 | 75.2 IP
2012: 5.57 K/9 | 3.21 BB/9 | 4.33 FIP | 42 IP

585. Kent State JR RHP Ryan Bores: 88-92 FB; good SL; diverse enough repertoire to continue starting, but pro team may think his stuff fits better in relief; 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: 5.45 K/9 | 1.46 BB/9 | 4.21 FIP | 110.2 IP

586. Florida Atlantic JR RHP Mike Sylvestri: 93 peak; good CB; former catcher has come a long way on the mound; 5-11, 180 pounds

2012: 8.22 K/9 | 2.64 BB/9 | 4.43 FIP | 30.2 IP

587. UAB rSO RHP Ruben Tresgallo: personally, I enjoy the progression of Tresgallo’s mini-scouting report, from good to not so good: 90-95 FB, 98 peak (good!); FB too straight (not so good); iffy FB command (definitely not good); FB only pitcher (ouch); another year or two of development could help tip the scales in favor of good – young arms with his kind of lightning will get chances going forward; 6-1, 205 pounds

2012: 3.72 K/9 | 7.45 BB/9 | 6.92 FIP | 19.1 IP

588. Truett-McConnell (GA) SR RHP Chuck Ghysels: 89-93 FB, 95 peak; above-average CB; solid 80-81 CU; sweepy slider that isn’t very good; iffy command; control has been an issue in the past; max effort; control issues persist; four schools in four years; good deception; 5-10, 220 pounds

589. Marist JR RHP Brett Houseal: 91-92 FB; low-80s SL; good command; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: 6.08 K/9 | 40 IP
2012: 5.13 K/9 | 1.75 BB/9 | 3.74 FIP | 72 IP

590. North Dakota State JR RHP Simon Anderson: 88-92; much improved SL; 6-5, 215; iffy control

2011: 6.66 K/9 | 24.1 IP
2012: 5.49 K/9 | 2.06 BB/9 | 3.67 FIP | 39.1 IP

591. Louisiana-Monroe JR RHP Cale Wine: above-average sinker/slider relief-type at next level who has succeeded as workhorse college starter and will likely do so again in 2013; 6-2, 225 pounds

2012: 5.22 K/9 | 3.75 BB/9 | 4.48 FIP | 98.1 IP

592. Long Island JR RHP Justin Topa: 90-93 FB, 94 peak; good command; TJ surgery in 2012 cost him entire season

2011: 6.75 K/9 | 66.2 IP

593. Seattle SR RHP Brandon Kizer: 86-87 FB; good sinker; solid CU; fun to watch college workhorse who will likely have to go the long route to make it in professional ball due to underwhelming fastball and a dangerously low K-rate;

2011: 5.61 K/9 | 77 IP
2012: 4.08 K/9 | 2.43 BB/9 | 4.92 FIP | 92.2 IP

594. William & Mary JR RHP Brett Koehler: relies heavily on good CU; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: 8.80 K/9 | 59.1 IP
2012: 6.94 K/9 | 1.29 BB/9 | 4.78 FIP | 70 IP

595. Florida Atlantic rSO RHP Kevin Alexander: 87-90 FB; above-average CU; returned from TJ surgery in 2011; 6-1, 160 pounds

2012: 6.75 K/9 | 1.81 BB/9 | 4.54 FIP | 54.2 IP

596. North Carolina State rSR RHP Gary Gillheeney: low-90s FB back in high school helped get him drafted; arrived on campus with considerable hype; in five years at NC State, has only throw 1.2 total innings; almost certainly not healthy enough to continue playing, but worth a spot here at the end in recognition of his natural gifts and the perseverance he has shown battling back over the years; 6-5, 230 pounds

Stats updated: 5/2/12


9 Comments

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  2. Charlie says:

    What about Matt Dunbar LHP out of Arizona State University? Late inning/ Middle inning guy with a 1.80 ERA going into the last week of the season. 30K’s in 30 innings. If you project his innings out his numbers are as good as most anyone in the nation. It’s just so hard to find innings on that pitching staff.

  3. Diana Kizer says:

    How about Brandon Kizer….senior starter for Seattle University? He has beat the big ones during his college career…Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Univesity of Oregon, University of Washington, Portland U…..finished this year with a 3.59 ERA and 92.2 innings pitched….also had a great summer season in 2011 coming in in relief for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers and finishing the season with a 0.64 ERA and 22 strikouts in 28 innings pitched….sure hope someone is keeping an eye on this gem!!

  4. [...] (Ongoing) 2012 MLB Draft Pitcher Prospect Rankings [...]

  5. What about Alex Phillips a senior lefthanded relief/closer pitcher with the University of Kentucky? He has a 89/hr cutter. As a Sophomore, he was the MVP as a starting pitcher on the winning team in the playoffs for Lower Columbia in Washington State. As a Junior in 2011 at the University of Kentucky, he only walked one batter. For the 2012 season overall, the following are his stats: ERA 3.03, hits against him .206, innings pitched 59.1, strike-outs 50, win/loss 5-2, and 8 saves. He is focused and is effective in tight situations.

    • Rob Ozga says:

      I’m a big fan of Phillips and would love to see him get drafted. Strong college numbers in big-time pressure SEC innings should hopefully are what got him on my radar originally, but it is his cutter (I’ve heard 84-88, but happily defer to you), excellent changeup, and plus command, not to mention his makeup and bulldog mentality on the mound, that make him a potential professional ballplayer. I’m really curious how his splits break down, as his easiest path to the big leagues would likely be as a lefthanded relief specialist. He definitely deserves a spot on this list and you’ll see his name pop up sooner rather than later…I didn’t get a chance to finish sharing all of my notes on pitching prospects before the draft, but will update this even after the draft ends for the sake of completeness.

  6. Mary Barness says:

    Who is concidering Brent Choban from Ohio University?

  7. […] to the 2012 draft, baseballdraftreport.com wrote this about Bierman: “no true out pitch, but diverse enough repertoire that he could continue to start […]

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