Jun 8, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Rice Owls in the Raleigh super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Doak Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
1) Houston Astros – Brady Aiken – LHP – Cathedral Catholic High School (CA) – Aiken has as much helium leading into the draft as anyone. He is a tall lefty with a very smooth and easy delivery. There have been mixed reports on his velocity, but he is widely considered to have a future fastball that should sit in the mid-90s. He also has a sharp curveball and plus change, all of which he has excellent control of. He has the projection of a front line starter, and could be a quick moving high school arm.
2) Miami Marlins – Carlos Rodon – LHP – NC State – Rodon was a sure fire number one overall pick leading into the season, but his underwhelming season and huge workload has raised some questions. His performance against Cuba as a member of Team USA was as impressive a performance by any amateur in some time. NC State went from a national championship contender to missing the NCAA tournament all together, and Rodon’s rough start to the season is part of the reason. If he lives up to his 2013 performance, he could be a steal at the number two pick, but if his struggles this year are more of a sign of things to come, he could easily be a first round bust.
3) Chicago White Sox – Tyler Kolek – RHP – Shepherd HS (TX) – There was a time this year that Kolek was thought to be the favorite for the number one pick, and he still could be, but a right handed high school arm at the top of the draft is unheard of. Kolek was raised on a cattle farm in Texas, and looks the part, standing 6’5” and weighs around 250 lbs. He can touch triple digits and sit in the high-90s to go along with a plus slider and potential plus curve. He also has a change he is working on but it is not yet polished enough to know if it will ever be a viable pitch. He is a true power pitcher in every sense.
4) Chicago Cubs – Alex Jackson – C/OF – Rancho Bernardo HS (CA) – The Cubs might have the as many talented bats in the minor leagues as any system in baseball, and they really hope one of the top three arms fall to them, but I don’t see it happening. Jackson is clearly the top bat in the draft, so they will have to take him here and go pitching heavy the rest of the draft. Jackson is a true power bat that could evolve into 30+ homer power in the big leagues some day. He has a very strong arm and quick release behind the plate, but Jackson’s size may become an issue in time causing him to move to a corner outfield spot.
5) Minnesota Twins – Nick Gordon – SS – Olympia HS (FL) – Godon is the son of Tom “Flash” Gordon and younger brother of Los Angeles Dodgers current second baseman Dee Gordon. Nick does not have the incredible speed of Dee, and while he can touch 94 on the gun, is not a future pitcher like his dad. Nick is an incredible defender up the middle that can stick at short to go with a very strong arm. He has the potential to hit in the low double digits power-wise and could be a .300 hitter. While he does not have the speed of his brother, he does have above average speed that will lead to a decent number of steals. A potential future left side of the infield with Gordon joining Miguel Sano is enough to make any Twins fan excited.
6) Seattle Mariners – Kyle Freeland – LHP – Evansville – There is a clear line in talent after the top five picks, and this is where the draft will get really interesting. Freeland does not have a smooth delivery, nor is it completely consistent. It can get herky-jerky at times, but he has enough stuff to dominate. His fastball sits about 91-93 with a big slider and a solid change. He posted an impressive K/BB ratio (48/4) in the Cape Cod League last summer, showing control of all his pitches. He could be a solid mid-rotation arm, but if that doesn’t work out, he could have a future as a closer.
7) Philadelphia Phillies – Grant Holmes – RHP – Conway HS (SC) – Holmes has a fastball that can hit the high 90s, even reports of triple digits, but his best pitch is probably his big curve. He also shows decent control of a change-up. Due to his low 3/4 arm slot, all his pitches have decent movement. He doesn’t necessarily have the upside of some of the other arms in this draft, but he is quite polished for a high school pitcher.
8) Colorado Rockies – Bradley Zimmer – OF – University of San Francisco – The younger brother of Kansas City Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer, Bradley is an outfielder with a big arm and the defensive chops to stick in center. He has shown good speed, solid defense, a good hit tool, and the family arm that makes his brother a top pitching prospect. Power might be his weakest tool, and there is some question if he will be able to add much strength moving forward, but even without power developing, he could be a top of the order bat that moves through the minors quickly.
9) Toronto Blue Jay – Aaron Nola – RHP – LSU – The Blue Jays took Nola in the 22nd round in 2011 and they could take him again this year. He is not the kind of guy that will light up a radar gun or rack up the strikeouts, but he is a safe pick with a track record of performance. He has a low-to-mid 90s fastball to go with a slider and change, all of which he can throw with solid control. He is probably a number three or four starter, but he could be that very quickly. With the Blue Jays failing to sign their first round pick last year, a polished college arm would be a smart choice here.
10) New York Mets – Trea Turner – SS – NC State – The other member of the disappointing NC State squad, Turner didn’t have the year expected to land him as a top five draft pick, put his speed is arguably the best tool in the draft. His bat can get long through the zone, which I feel has a lot to do with the starting location of the bat head at the start of his swing, but he should be able to be an average hitter. There is little power in the bat, but he hits the ball in the air far too often given his speed. He has the defensive chops to stick up the middle, and the arm strength to survive at third if needed. The Mets have one of the worst collection of shortstop talent in all of baseball, and drafting Turner would instantly remedy that.
May 26, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores pitcher Tyler Beede (11) and infielder Vince Conde (3) act out a home run hit before their game against the LSU Tigers in the championship game of the SEC baseball tournament at the Hoover Met. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
11) Toronto Blue Jays – Touki Toussaint – RHP – Coral Spring Christian Academy (FL) – This pick is compensation for the Blue Jays failing to sign Phil Bickford last season, and it could be another player with some mild signability concerns. He is committed to Vanderbilt, but the Jays should be able to sign him if they draft him here. Toussaint is finally the raw, projectable high school arm that typically goes high in the draft. He has quieted down his delivery over the past couple years, but his high leg kick and powerful drive still leave his release point all over the place. He has a real lack of control at this point, but he has the raw pitches a scout can really dream on. His fastball sits 91-93, but can touch 97-98 MPH to go along with a very raw change and a big curve. The Haitian raised Toussaint has the potential of a front line starter, it is just several years away.
12) Milwaukee Brewers – Sean Newcomb – LHP – Hartford – The Brewers have one of the weakest systems in all of baseball, but they do have some decent talent in the low minors, so look for them to target a good percentage of college players in this year’s draft. The 6’4” 240 lbs. Newcomb has been clocked as high at 97 with his fastball, and regularly works as high as 94 MPH. He also has a power slider along with a solid curve and change. His control is still a major question, but his 3/4 arm slot and whippy action gives good movement on all his pitches.
13) San Diego Padres – Tyler Beede – RHP – Vanderbilt – This is a very pitching heavy draft, and the Padres have a strong minor league pitching staff, so Beede would fit right in. Beede has already been selected in the first round of a June draft, taken 21st overall in 2011 by, who else, the Toronto Blue Jays, and he is one of the rare examples of turning down first round money working out. He has shined for Vanderbilt where he has shown three plus pitches, a fastball that can touch 97 MPH, a sharp curve, and a solid change. Oh, and he did this, which I still haven’t decided to call it a positive or negative:
14) San Francisco Giants – Jeff Hoffman – RHP – East Carolina – One of the most interesting story lines in this year’s draft is going to be where the injured arms go. With the MLB on pace to set records for Tommy John Surgeries, how big of a red flag is TJ coming into the draft? Hoffman was once in the conversation to be the top pick, but going under the knife will cause him to fall. At this point, there is a gap in talent from the top healthy arms and the unhealthy arms. Hoffman has a big fastball and really big curve, along with a plus change and solid control. He is still very lean and could add weight to his frame without worry, so he is a unique mix of polish and upside with some injury concerns. If he does in the top 10 it would not be a surprise, if he falls out of the first round it wouldn’t be a shock, but I like him at 14 for the Giants.
15) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Michael Conforto – OF – Oregon State – Regardless of who is selected here, it will be something that hasn’t happened since 2011, the Angels will actually make a pick in the first round. Conforto comes from an athletic family, his mom is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in synchronized swimming and his dad is a former Penn State football player, and Conforto brings the family athleticism to the baseball diamond. At the plate, Conforto is a three true outcome type player, as he will take a walk, but swings and misses too often to produce a high average, and his best tool is his power from the left side. He can play either corner outfield spot, with his arm probably making right field his long term positon.
16) Arizona Diamondbacks – Max Pentecost– C – Kennesaw State – Pentecost nearly signed with the Texas Rangers after being selected in the seventh round in 2011, but chose Kennesaw State instead. Now, Pentecost will likely be the top true catcher in the draft (due to some feeling Alex Jackson will need to move to the outfield). Pentecost has a strong arm and is very solid defensively with a good feel for the game. He has good wheels for a catcher, but his bat is a bit of a concern. He has a smooth swing, but there is very little power and there is some question if his average will ever be better than just that, average.
17) Kansas City Royals – Erick Fedde – RHP – UNLV – Another of the recent Tommy John victims, Fedde will fall some, but not as far as he would in previous years. The Royals took the chance on an injured pitcher in the 2013 draft, taking Sean Manaea, which looks to have been a great pick, so taking another chance wouldn’t be a shock. Fedde currently only has one plus pitch, his fastball, but his slurvy breaking ball could develop into a plus slider if he is able to add some velocity to it. He also has the makings of an average change, which gives him solid number two or three starter upside, and gives the Royals pitching prospect depth which they have learned is very important after seeing pitcher after pitcher flame out in recent years.
18) Washington Nationals – Jacob Gatewood – SS/3B – Clovis HS (CA) – Gatewood became a well-known draft prospect among even the most casual of baseball fans after putting on a show during a commercial break of the MLB Home Run Derby last summer. He currently is a long and lean shortstop, standing 6’5” and 180 lbs., but he has a strong arm, and a move to third base is likely in time. His best tool is his power, which should only improve as he fills out and adds muscle. There are questions in his athleticism to stay up the middle and his ability to hit for average at the next level, but this could be another scenario of the Nationals getting one of the best talents in the draft at a steal of a position, it will just take a while to see if that is the case.
19) Cincinnati Reds – Michael Chavis – 3B – Sprayberry HS (GA) – Chavis is a more complete player than Gatewood, but he doesn’t have quite as high an upside in some of his tools. Chavis does not have the power potential, but he is quicker, a better fielder, and will probably hit for a better average. There is a lot of difference of opinion with Chavis, some see him as a borderline top 10 guy, while others could see him falling out of the first round. The Reds prospect list is full of pitchers and outfielders, so the best available infield option is the way to go here, and for me it is Chavis.
20) Tampa Bay Rays – Casey Gillaspie – 1B – Wichita State – The younger brother of Connor Gillaspie, Casey might be one of the most polished bats in this draft. He is a 6’4” 240 lbs. first base only prospect, which is why he won’t be a top pick, but he can hit for average and power, while playing a solid defensive first base. He has a smooth swing from both sides of the plate that could develop into a 30 home run, .280 average big league bat before long.
Jun 15, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Indiana Hoosiers runner Kyle Schwarber (10) is tagged out in the third inning by the Louisville Cardinals catcher Shane Crain (41) during the College World Series game at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
21) Cleveland Indians – Monte Harrison – OF – Lee’s Summit West HS (MO) – Harrison if committed to play wide receiver at the University of Nebraska, so he may have some signability issues, but he might also be the best athlete in the draft. He has one of the best outfield arms of any draft prospect, an arm that could get him drafted as a pitcher if his future in center field wasn’t so bright. He has the speed and defensive ability to stick in center, but the arm and power potential to make him a potential impact right fielder. The Indians will simply need to convince him to sign rather than be a two sport Cornhusker like current Nebraska baseball coach, Darin Erstad, once was.
22) Los Angeles Dodgers – Brandon Finnegan – LHP – TCU – Finnegan is yet another pitcher that has some injury concerns, but his stuff is certainly first round material. He sits 95-96 from the left side with a slurvy breaking ball and an average change. The fact that he is not quite six feet tall might be his biggest negative, but a consistent college arm is something the Dodgers have made a habit of drafting recently.
23) Detroit Tigers – Derek Fisher – OF – Virginia – Fisher has been somebody slated to go late in the first round for about a year now. He does not have the ceiling of most first round picks, but he might have the highest floor of anyone in the draft. He can run, he can hit, he has power, but does none at an elite level. His routes in the outfield leave something to be desired for a center fielder, and he has a decent arm, but not one that would play well in right field. He is a player that can move through the minor leagues quickly and should be an above-average left fielder before you know it. He suffered a hamate bone injury earlier this season, so he will probably be limited once signed following the draft and Virginia finishes their postseason run.
24) Pittsburgh Pirates – Sean Reid-Foley – RHP – Sandalwood HS (FL) – Reid-Foley is a Florida high school pitcher with three pitches. He sits 92-94 with his fastball, but can reach back and touch 96 MPH when he needs to. His breaking ball is very big, making high school hitters look foolish when he is on, but there is a change in arm angle with the pitch that will get exposed at the next level. His change still needs a lot of work, but no matter the pitch, he does manage to get them over for strikes, which is more than a lot of kids his age are able to do.
25) Oakland Athletics – Derek Hill – OF – Elk Grove HS (CA) – Hill is one of the better defensive high school outfielders in the draft. He has a strong and accurate arm to go with plus speed. In the showcase circuit, he showed good pitch recognition and an advanced ability to hit top level breaking balls. He will probably never provide a whole lot in terms of power, but his line drive swing and his speed should turn him into a proficient doubles hitter. His game would play very well in the spacious stadium in Oakland, assuming the stadium mess isn’t sorted out by the time he reaches the big leagues.
26) Boston Red Sox – Kyle Schwarber – 1B – Indiana – The Boston Red Sox have a very strong system, but one position they have very little depth at is first base. Schwarber has played primarily catcher in college and some outfield, but there is plenty of doubt about his ability to catch at the next level, and he is not athletic enough to play the outfield. This means he will probably end up at first base, where his excellent raw power will play well. He might have the most power of anyone in the college ranks, and his left-handed swing could put plenty of balls over the short wall in right field of Fenway in a few years.
27) St. Louis Cardinals – Braxton Davidson – OF/1B – T.C. Roberson HS (NC) – Davidson is a left-handed power bat that could be a top of the draft talent in 2017 if he honors his commitment to North Carolina, but he also could fit well with the Cardinals. His does not cover much ground in the outfield, but his arm could play well in right field and his power could make him a valuable first baseman. He should be able to put up a solid average to go along with 20-25 home run potential.
Jun 1, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State pitcher Luke Weaver (7) delivers a pitch during the Tallahassee regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Dick Howser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
Compensation Round (Player Lost via Free Agency)
28) Kansas City Royals (Ervin Santana) – Luis Ortiz – RHP – Sanger HS (CA) – You can see Ortiz listed between 190 lbs. and 220 lbs. because he recently dropped around 30 lbs., and his fastball got better as a result. He can touch 97 MPH and has a plus-plus breaking ball. He can sit a little too much on his back leg in his delivery, leaving his command inconsistent. He has also experienced some forearm trouble which has raised some concern. This would give the Royals two pitchers with injury concerns, but at this point what pitcher doesn’t have forearm/elbow concerns?
29) Cincinnati Reds (Shin-Soo Choo) – Spencer Adams – RHP – White County HS (GA) – Adams is a long bodied righty that can add some velocity to his fastball that currently tops out around 95 MPH but works in the 90-93 range. He has a solid slider and an improving change, but he throws across his body causing an inconsistent release point. He is an exceptional athlete, a three sport star in high school, so the inconsistencies should be easily correctable once he works with pro coaches.
30) Texas Rangers (Nelson Cruz) – Foster Griffin – LHP – First Academy (FL) – Foster will not light up any radar guns, as his fastball tops out around 91 MPH, but his long frame could allow him to add some velocity. Griffin is a rare polished high school lefty that already has solid control over three pitches. He does not have that high of an upside, probably that of a number four starter, but he is a pretty safe bet for a high school arm.
31) Cleveland Indians (Ubaldo Jiminez) – A.J. Reed – 1B – Kentucky – Reed was once considered a pitching candidate, but his left-handed power stroke has him as a bat first prospect. He has a fastball in the low-90s from the hill, proving he has a solid arm, but he lacks the athleticism to play the outfield, so he carries a first base only profile. His defense is good enough and his bat-to-ball skills have the potential to be average, but his real carrying tool is power, which I have seen listed as high as a 70 potential tool.
32) Atlanta Braves (Brian McCann) – Michael Gettys – OF – Gainesville HS (GA) – Once considered a potential top-10 pick, Gettys did not have the production to lock him into the top of the draft his senior year. Instead, he will slide, but whoever ends up drafting him will get the potential steal of the draft with one of the highest ceiling position players available this year. His swing needs some polish as he has a big load and stands up in the box which, along with his aggressive approach, leaves him susceptible to swinging through good off-speed stuff. He has a strong arm and can really run, making him a good center field candidate, once his bat is straightened out, he could be special.
33) Boston Red Sox (Jacoby Ellsbury) – Luke Weaver – RHP – Florida State – While Luke is not related to Jered Weaver or Jeff Weaver, he does have the hair to fit in with them. I am in a bit of a love/hate relationship with Weaver’s game. He is a skinny pitcher without any pitch that really jumps out at you, but he shows polish and control of three offerings. He should be a very quick mover through the minors, but his ceiling is very limited. I see him with a ceiling of a number four starter and a floor of a spot starter/long relief guy. The Red Sox are already loaded with pitchers that project to fit into the back of the rotation, but Weaver is a safe pick that can make an impact quickly, which fits what the Red Sox need.
34) St. Louis Cardinals (Carlos Beltran) – Marcus Wilson – OF – Junipero Sierra HS (CA) – Wilson is currently a bit of a thin high school centerfielder, but in time he should fill out and become a very solid right fielder. He is athletic and possesses a solid arm but should still be able to cover a good amount of ground even after he fills out. At the plate, he has a tall stance and a quick bat, but can over-stride at times, getting caught out on his front foot when he goes up against elite pitching. If he reels in the swing a bit, he should be able to hit for a decent average and have above-average power.
Jun 1, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals pitcher Nick Burdi (19) winds up for a pitch against the Miami Hurricanes in the top of the eighth inning during the Louisville regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville defeated Miami 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Competitive Balance Round A
35) Colorado Rockies – Jake Bukauskas – RHP – Stone Bridge HS (VA) – One of the most interesting guys in this draft is Bukauskas. He was not draft eligible until just a couple months ago, and he has asked teams not to draft him as he wants to honor his commitment to the University of North Carolina. He is small, just 5’11”, but has as live an arm as there is in the draft. He regularly touches triple digits on the gun, but has no idea where it is going. Drafting him is a risk as he truly may not sign, but his upside just might be worth it.
36) Miami Marlins – Justus Sheffield – LHP – Tullahoma HS (TN) – Justus’ older brother, Jordan, turned down third round money from the Red Sox last year after falling from a potential first round pick to an 11th round pick due to Tommy John Surgery. Justus is also committed to Vanderbilt just as his brother was, but the fact he is currently healthy and a lefty could mean the younger Sheffield is offered enough money to go pro. He already has four pitches that are elite for a high schooler, but there is not a whole lot of projecting left in him. He could become a mid-rotation arm, and he could do it quickly for a high school pick.
37) Houston Astros – Forest Wall – 2B – Orangewood Christian (FL) – Wall has a consistently smooth and quick swing from the left side of the plate and plus-plus speed. A torn labrum surgery has caused him to lose a few ticks in arm strength, forcing him to move from short to second, but that shouldn’t prevent him from being a high pick. He has the speed and bat-to-ball ability to be a top-of-the-order guy, and his range could make him an above-average fielder at second.
38) Cleveland Indians – Ti’Quan Forbes – SS – Columbia HS (MS) – Forbes is a pure upside pick. He currently stands 6’4” and barely weighs 175 lbs. but, even after he fills out, he should be able to stick at short. He has decent speed and a good arm to go with a solid glove. At the plate, he is just what you would expect from someone so long and thin, a bit awkward. He has too much swing and miss in him already, but that should improve as he grows into his body. He could end up being a .275 hitter with 25 home run power, or he could be another Mississippi high school failed prospect.
39) Miami Marlins – Mac Marshall – LHP – Parkview HS (GA) – A high school lefty with a fastball that sits in the low-90s and two potential plus off-speed pitches. He sharp curveball and good feel on his change. Despite flashing three very good pitches, his command of them is still a bit of a concern, and falling behind hitters could spell trouble once he reaches the pro ranks.
40) Kansas City Royals – Nick Burdi – RHP – Louisville – My run on high school picks ends with the first player in the draft that project purely as a high leverage relief pitcher. Burdi can sit around 98 MPH and regularly hits triple digits on the gun. If a hitter is primed and ready to jump on his 80 grade fastball, he will pound a slider that comes in as hard as 91 MPH. He has the control you would expect from a guy expected to be a reliever only…little-to-none. His walks more than 3.5/9 in his college career, but has struck out almost a batter and a half per inning. The Royals have some big arms in their system and in the big leagues, and Burdi would fit right in.
41) Milwaukee Brewers – Scott Blewett – RHP – Baker HS (NY) – A 6’6” high school righty that has weights varying from 210 lbs. to 235 lbs., Blewett has the body of a true workhorse. He has some shoulder concerns this spring, but given he is a high school pitcher from New York, it could very well have just been part of the process of getting his arm stretched out for the season. He can pitch into the mid-90s to go along with a plus curve and an improving change. His command needs work, and his feel for pitching is still raw, but that is to be expected from a high school arm in a cold weather state. He will probably be a level-per-year mover in the minors, but he has the upside of a mid-rotation starter.
June 8, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Stanford Cardinals shortstop Alex Blandino (1) grabs a ground ball during the third inning of game one of the Tallahassee super regional at Dick Howser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
42) Houston Astros – Nick Howard – RHP – Virginia
43) Miami Marlins – Kodi Medeiros – LHP – Waiaka HS (HI)
44) Chicago White Sox – Michael Kopech – RHP – Mount Pleasant HS (TX)
45) Chicago Cubs – Alex Blandino – 3B – Stanford
46) Minnesota Twins – Gareth Morgan – OF – Blyth Academy (Canada)
47) Seattle Mariners – Grayson Greiner – C – South Carolina
48) Philadelphia Phillies – Mike Papi – OF – Virginia
49) Colorado Rockies – Matt Chapman – 3B – Cal Stae Fullerton
50) Toronto Blue Jays – J.J. Schwartz – C – Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)
51) Milwaukee Brewers – Matt Imhof – LHP – Cal Poly
52) San Diego Padres – Alex Vergugo – LHP/OF – Sahuaro HS (AZ)
53) San Francisco Giants – Jackson Reetz – C – Norris HS (NE)
54) Los Angeles Angels – Cody Reed – LHP – Ardmore HS (AL)
55) Arizona Diamondbacks – Joe Gatto – RHP – St. Augustine Prep (NJ)
56) New York Yankees – Jake Stinnett – RHP – Maryland
57) Kansas City Royals – Milton Ramos – SS – American Heritage HS (FL)
58) Washington Nationals – Chase Vallot – C/1B – St. Thomas More ( LA)
59) Cincinnati Reds – J.D. Davis – 1B/RHP – Cal State Fulllerton
60) Texas Rangers – Cole Tucker – SS – Mountain Pointe (AZ)
61) Tampa Bay Rays – Jack Flaherty – RHP/3B – Harvard Westlake (CA)
62) Cleveland Indians – Brett Graves – RHP – Missouri
63) Los Angeles Dodgers – Spencer Turnbull – RHP – Alabama
64) Detroit Tigers – Sam Travis – 1B – Indiana
65) Pittsburgh Pirates – Taylor Sparks – 3B – UC Irvine
66) Oakland Athletics – Garrett Fulenchek – RHP – Howe HS (TX)
67) Atlanta Braves – Dylan Davis – OF – Oregon State
68) Boston Red Sox – Cameron Varga – RHP – Cincinnati Christian Academy HS (OH)
69) St. Louis Cardinals – Josh Morgan – SS – Orange Lutheran HS (CA)
Competitive Balance Round B
70) Arizona Diamondbacks – Carson Sands – LHP – North Florida Christian Academy (FL)
71) Arizona Diamondbacks – Matthew Railey – OF – North Florida Christian Academy (FL)
72) St. Louis Cardinals – Keith Weisenberg – RHP – Osceola HS (FL)
73) Tampa Bay Rays – James Norwood – RHP – Saint Louis
74) Pittsburgh Pirates – Chris Ellis – RHP – Ole Miss
75) Seattle Mariners – Austin Slater – OF – Stanford