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Top 200 Draft Prospects

By The Staff of Baseball America
May 23, 2005

HITTERS

Rank Player Pos. Class B-T HT WT School Hometown Birthdate
AVG
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SB
   
1. Justin Upton SS Sr. R-R 6-2 187 Great Bridge HS Chesapeake, Va. 8/25/87
.519
54
27
28
5
3
11
32
7
 
Scouts believe his hitting potential rivals that of brother B.J.
2. Alex Gordon 3B Jr. L-R 6-1 210 Nebraska Lincoln 2/10/84
.396
187
59
74
18
1
15
48
21
 
Power to all fields and surprising speed for his size as well
3. Cameron Maybin OF Sr. B-R 6-3 195 T.C. Roberson HS Arden, N.C. 4/4/87
.646
65
57
42
11
1
14
36
27
 
Ceiling could range from Preston Wilson to Vladimir Guerrero
4. Troy Tulowitzki SS Jr. R-R 6-3 200 Long Beach State Sunnyvale, Calif. 10/10/84
.363
124
28
45
11
1
7
25
2
 
Further advanced at same stage than ex-49er Bobby Crosby
8. Stephen Drew SS L-R 6-0 185 None Hahira, Ga. 3/16/83
.386
57
13
22
7
2
2
9
0
 
Will he even be back in the draft, or will he sign with Arizona?
9. Ryan Zimmerman 3B Jr. R-R 6-2 210 Virginia Virginia Beach 9/28/84
.404
198
42
80
16
4
6
54
15
 
Premier defensive player in the country has shown better power
11. Andrew McCutchen OF Sr. R-R 5-11 170 Fort Meade HS Fort Meade, Fla. 10/10/86
.709
55
28
39
8
3
16
42
16
 
Fast hands make him a potential five-tool center fielder
12. Jay Bruce OF Sr. L-L 6-2 200 West Brook HS Beaumont, Texas 4/3/87
.538
78
45
42
9
3
8
24
11
 
One of the draft’s fastest risers and toolsiest players
14. Ryan Braun 3B Jr. R-R 6-2 190 Miami Granada Hills, Calif. 11/17/83
.422
180
68
76
14
1
16
69
21
 
Hitch in his swing scares some clubs, but athleticism woos most
15. Jeff Clement C Jr. L-R 6-1 205 Southern California Marshalltown, Iowa 8/21/83
.368
163
39
60
16
0
10
42
4
 
Slugging USC catcher looks better behind dish than Eric Munson
20. C.J. Henry SS Sr. R-R 6-3 200 Putnam City HS Oklahoma City 5/31/86
.481
106
52
51
8
7
13
41
21
 
Lack of hoops commitment attracts scouts; tools evoke Vernon Wells
24. John Mayberry 1B Jr. R-R 6-5 210 Stanford Kansas City, Mo. 12/21/83
.307
192
27
59
16
0
6
45
3
 
Pro body, but 10-homer drop from 2004 makes him a tough call
25. Jacoby Ellsbury OF Jr. L-L 6-1 175 Oregon State Madras, Ore. 9/11/83
.426
197
42
84
16
2
6
41
20
 
Johnny Damon lookalike also has tablesetter tools, skills
26. Taylor Teagarden C Jr. R-R 6-0 190 Texas Carrolton, Texas 12/21/83
.320
169
39
54
17
1
3
23
4
 
Best defensive catcher available has improved offefnsively
27. Cliff Pennington SS Jr. B-R 5-11 170 Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas 6/15/84
.368
204
42
75
13
4
7
39
26
 
Scouts love this gamer’s combo of tools, savvy and skills
28. Brandon Snyder C/SS Sr. R-R 6-2 190 Westfield HS Centreville, Va. 11/23/86
.547
53
29
29
5
2
3
29
2
 
Son of a big leaguer has shown aptitude behind the plate
29. Trevor Crowe OF Jr. B-R 5-10 185 Arizona Portland, Ore. 11/17/83
.425
214
70
91
22
12
9
50
21
 
Speedy center fielder has been college baseball’s best hitter
30. Colby Rasmus OF Sr. L-L 6-2 183 Russell County HS Phenix City, Ala. 8/11/86
.487
119
66
58
13
3
23
62
18
 
Former Little League star hit, pitched team to Alabama state title
31. Henry Sanchez 1B Sr. R-R 6-3 260 Mission Bay HS San Diego 11/29/86
.551
69
32
38
9
2
11
33
5
 
Massive prep slugger has top-of-the-line raw power.
32. John Drennen OF Sr. L-L 6-0 180 Rancho Bernardo HS San Diego 8/26/86
.500
92
51
46
10
3
15
46
12
 
Latest product of same HS that produced Hank Blalcock
36. Stephen Head 1B Jr. L-L 6-2 218 Mississippi Raymond, Miss. 1/13/84
.308
211
52
65
10
1
15
58
3
 
Two-way collegian will focus on his power bat as a pro
37. Jordan Danks OF Sr. L-R 6-5 200 Round Rock HS Round Rock, Texas 8/7/86
.486
74
36
36
7
1
10
30
18
 
Younger brother of Rangers 2003 first-rounder may not get drafted
40. Tyler Greene SS Jr. R-R 6-2 188 Georgia Tech Plantation, Fla. 8/17/83
.362
213
66
77
12
2
11
60
28
 
Second-round pick out of HS should go in about same range now
41. Jed Lowrie 2B/SS Jr. B-R 6-0 180 Stanford Salem, Ore. 4/17/84
.328
180
38
59
14
1
12
57
4
 
Offense-first second baseman has been pitched around in 2005
42. Travis Buck OF Jr. L-R 6-2 190 Arizona State Richland, Wash. 11/18/83
.385
221
59
85
19
3
4
36
17
 
Third base experiment didn’t take, but line-drive bat is still there
43. Justin Bristow SS Sr. R-R 6-4 205 Mills Godwin HS Richmond, Va. 3/6/87
.379
29
11
11
3
1
4
15
1
 
Could join Matt Moses as second first-rounder from Mills Godwin HS
46. Daniel Carte OF Jr. R-R 6-0 180 Winthrop Hurricane, W.Va. 5/18/84
.323
217
45
70
13
3
13
64
9
 
Cape Cod’s top player in 2004 has battled through oblique strain
53. Brett Hayes C/OF Jr. R-R 6-1 170 Nevada Calabasas, Calif. 2/13/84
.318
192
29
61
11
2
6
40
6
 
Athletic catcher adds above-average feel for game, plus makeup
56. Ryan Mount SS Sr. L-R 6-2 175 Ayala HS Chino Hills, Calif. 8/17/86
.460
63
22
29
3
3
4
18
7
 
Fundamentally sound with solid lefty swing earns mixed reviews
58. P.J. Phillips SS Sr. R-R 6-3 170 Redan HS Stone Mountain, Ga. 9/23/86
.478
90
32
43
16
3
8
41
16
 
Younger brother of Brandon has long levers and future power bat
67. David Adams 3B/SS Sr. R-R 6-1 185 Grandview Prep Margate, Fla. 5/15/87
.500
80
40
40
8
1
8
17
16
 
May need to go high to keep him from replacing Ryan Zimmerman at UVa
68. Paul Kelly SS Sr. R-R 5-11 175 Flower Mound HS Flower Mound, Texas 10/19/86
.439
82
39
36
10
1
12
39
12
 
Two-way ability and mid-90s fastball earns comparisons to Jesse Crain
71. Drew Thompson SS Sr. L-R 5-11 165 Jupiter Community HS Tequesta, Fla. 11/7/86
.418
79
23
33
7
4
3
25
13
 
Son of Robbie Thompson has similar game, though he hits lefthanded
74. Kyle Russell OF Sr. L-L 6-4 180 Tomball HS Magnolia, Texas 6/27/86
.446
83
30
37
10
2
12
51
6
 
Could join Jordan Danks in spurning draft for lure of Longhorns
75. Eli Iorg OF Jr. R-R 6-3 200 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 3/14/83
.387
212
57
82
14
4
14
58
26
 
Toolsy outfielder is son of ex-big leaguer Garth, nephew of Dane
76. Zach Putnam 3B Sr. R-R 6-2 210 Pioneer HS Ann Arbor, Mich. 7/3/87
.539
76
35
41
10
2
11
46
10
 
Potential at third base now thought to outstrip his power arm
77. Austin Jackson OF Sr. R-R 6-2 180 Ryan HS Denton, Texas 2/1/87
.348
89
28
31
8
4
4
28
7
 
Basketball commitment to Georgia Tech makes him a draft wild card
80. Seth Johnston 2B/SS Sr. R-R 6-3 200 Texas Boerne, Texas 3/12/83
.391
215
43
84
15
3
7
43
12
 
One of the best senior signs available due to makeup, solid bat
88. Brent Lillibridge SS/OF Jr. R-R 5-9 170 Washington Everett, Wash. 9/18/83
.337
181
48
61
16
4
7
38
13
 
Some scouts see a utility man, but his tools grade well across the board
89. Justin Maxwell OF Jr. R-R 6-5 225 Maryland Olney, Md. 11/6/83
.455
22
6
10
2
0
3
5
5
 
2003 Cape Cod star finally getting healthy in time for the draft
94. Nick Hundley C Jr. R-R 6-1 190 Arizona Redmond, Wash. 9/8/83
.344
183
48
63
20
2
13
39
9
 
One of several Arizona Wildcats who figure to go in first 10 rounds
95. Justin Smoak 1B Sr. B-L 6-2 175 Stratford HS Goose Creek, S.C. 12/5/86
.558
86
48
48
5
0
18
49
6
Switch-hitter’s swing, ability around bag have evoked Mark Grace
96. Reese Havens SS Sr. L-R 6-1 180 Bishop England HS Sullivan’s Island, S.C. 10/20/86
.530
83
45
44
17
2
5
41
13
Some scouts have compared him to David Wright and Hank Blalock
99. Clete Thomas OF Jr. L-R 6-0 185 Auburn Lynn Haven, Fla. 11/14/83
.330
209
56
69
15
4
7
34
20
College performance has never matched his plus across-the-board tools
102. Pedro Alvarez 3B Sr. L-R 6-2 195 Horace Mann HS Bronx, N.Y. 2/6/86
.526
38
18
20
4
2
8
23
6
Lefthanded power bat, but body reminds some of Carlos Baerga.
108. Iván De Jesús SS Sr. B-R 5-11 175 P.R. Military Academy Guaynabo, P.R. 5/1/87
.365
52
23
19
5
2
1
14
5
Son of ex-big leaguer’s best traits are polished bat, savvy.
112. Diallo Fon OF Sr. L-L 6-1 190 Las Lomas HS Walnut Creek, Calif. 10/3/86
.379
66
21
25
11
1
3
19
13
Like fellow Vanderbilt recruit Alvarez, lefty bat has raw power.
113. Jordan Brown 1B Jr. L-L 6-0 187 Arizona Vacaville, Calif. 12/18/83
.336
217
52
73
13
3
11
67
0
 
Strong hitter with aggressive approach hangs in well against LHPs.
114. Josh Bell C Jr. R-R 6-0 200 Auburn Jackson, Tenn. 7/3/84
.338
210
35
71
15
0
10
49
0
 
Former two-way player has improved since focusing on catching
116. Josh Bell 3B Sr. B-R 6-3 205 Santaluces HS Lantana, Fla. 11/13/86
.426
106
35
45
9
4
2
20
20
 
No relation to Auburn C, and his bat has more potential
118. Ben Copeland OF Jr. L-L 6-1 185 Pittsburgh Bradford, Pa. 12/17/83
.391
179
54
70
18
7
6
36
27
 
Resembles Panthers alum Jason Conti, but with better body, tools.
119. Ike Davis 1B Sr. L-L 6-5 205 Chaparral HS Scottsdale, Ariz. 4/22/87
.447
103
48
46
3
2
6
39
2
 
Son of ex-big leaguer Ron Davis would prefer to hit despite 90-plus heat
122. Brent Milleville C Sr. R-R 6-3 230 Maize HS Wichita 2/8/87
.404
47
25
19
7
2
4
25
5
 
Power in arm and bat; could be tough to keep from Stanford.
123. Mike Costanzo 3B Jr. L-R 6-3 205 Coastal Carolina Springfield, Pa. 9/9/83
.385
187
60
72
11
2
11
52
8
 
Legit two-way talent showed premium power in Cape Cod League
126. Jeff Bianchi SS Sr. R-R 5-11 180 Lampeter-Strasburg HS Lancaster, Pa. 10/5/86
.573
61
37
35
6
2
13
37
7
 
N.C. State signee has emerged as best prep in Keystone State.
128. Chase Headley 3B Jr. B-R 6-2 195 Tennessee Fountain, Colo. 5/9/84
.381
181
68
69
16
2
12
53
5
 
Vastly improved at plate since transferring from Pacific.
129. Brian Pettway 1B Jr. R-R 6-1 205 Mississippi Vicksburg, Miss. 7/29/83
.415
200
48
83
18
0
17
57
1
 
Losing 20 pounds led to increased athleticism, bat speed.
134. Chris Dominguez 3B Sr. R-R 6-5 220 Gulliver Prep Miami 11/22/86
.314
70
25
22
6
0
5
25
10
 
Strong arm, power bat may trump Louisville commitment.
136. Nick Weglarz 1B Sr. L-L 6-3 220 Lakeshore Catholic HS Stevensville, Ontario 12/16/87
.560
25
12
14
4
0
5
16
6
 
Top prospect in Canada has lefthanded power worth spending a visa on.
139. Chris Getz 2B Jr. L-R 6-0 165 Michigan Grosse Pointe, Mich. 8/30/83
.385
182
47
70
6
0
0
26
24
 
Hits for average but not power, may move to shortstop as pro.
143. Jonathan Egan C Sr. R-R 6-4 210 Cross Creek HS Hephzibah, Ga. 10/12/86
.588
68
40
40
5
0
16
45
3
 
Plus raw power makes up for questions about catching tools.
145. Daryl Jones OF Sr. L-L 6-1 175 Spring HS Spring, Texas 6/25/87
.463
82
37
38
8
3
2
26
14
 
Should follow Joe Savery’s footsteps as top-round talent who goes to Rice
150. Steven Tolleson SS Jr. R-R 5-11 172 South Carolina Spartanburg, S.C. 11/1/83
.291
203
42
59
10
2
5
35
19
 
Instincts of big league progeny makes up for average tools.
153. David Cooper OF Sr. L-L 6-1 180 Tokay HS Stockton, Calif. 2/12/87
.529
68
29
36
8
1
11
44
2
 
Classic two-way baseball rat who gets Mark Kotsay comparisons.
154. Jarred Bogany OF Sr. R-R 6-3 199 George Bush HS Houston 1/4/87
.415
53
22
22
7
3
1
5
9
 
Performance hasn’t matched tools: could be Torii Hunter type.
156. Kieron Pope OF Sr. R-R 6-2 195 East Coweta HS Gay, Ga. 10/3/86
.443
79
27
35
3
5
6
32
10
 
Physical body reminds some scouts of Glenallen Hill.
157. Michael Campbell OF Jr. L-L 6-1 172 South Carolina Winchester, Va. 11/14/83
.322
208
43
67
14
5
6
34
7
 
Might be a tweener, but has speed to give CF a try.
159. DeSean Jackson OF Sr. R-R 5-11 175 Poly HS Long Beach 12/1/86
.296
71
20
21
1
0
1
9
25
 
Bright student, premium football player looks like a tough sign
160. Mike Durant 3B/1B Sr. R-R 6-5 230 Berkeley HS Berkeley, Calif. 1/27/87
.435
46
21
20
3
0
11
30
9
 
Surprisingly mobile for his size, expected raw power to go with it.
169. Charlie Cutler C Sr. L-R 6-1 180 Lowell HS San Francisco 7/29/86
.622
98
56
61
9
11
7
58
39
 
Raw catching skills, California commitment could mean he’s not picked.
170. Jeff Larish 1B/OF Sr. L-R 6-2 180 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. 10/11/82
.319
191
48
61
14
1
16
49
8
 
Turned down $660,000 last year, not offering senior discount this time.
172. Tommy Manzella SS Sr. R-R 6-3 190 Tulane Chalmette, La. 4/16/83
.372
223
45
83
21
2
8
54
18
 
Another solid senior sign who can handle shortstop and swing the bat
173. Jeremy Slayden OF Jr. L-R 6-0 188 Georgia Tech Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7/28/82
.349
186
47
65
8
0
11
55
1
 
Repeated injuries diminish value of plus raw power.
174. Mike Bell 3B So. R-R 6-0 190 Grayson Co. (Texas) CC Red Bluff, Calif. 3/30/85
.419
227
75
95
26
7
14
77
28
 
Drew Aaron Hill comparisons in Cape Cod stint last summer.
175. Lance Pendleton OF Jr. L-R 6-3 185 Rice Kingwood, Texas 9/10/83
.251
179
43
34
9
2
8
35
2
 
Better than stats indicate; also has two potential plus pitches.
176. Milton Loo 3B Fr. R-R 6-1 185 Yavapai (Ariz.) JC Molokai, Hawaii 4/2/86
.404
161
44
65
14
6
5
38
21
 
Five-tool talent expected to sign with Reds, who have control.
180. Drew Butera C Jr. R-R 6-1 190 Central Florida Lake Mary, Fla. 8/9/83
.337
187
45
63
12
2
5
38
8
 
Another big league son has extremely accurate throwing arm.
183. Johnny Whittleman 3B Sr. L-R 6-1 190 Kingwood HS Kingwood, Texas 2/11/87
.398
99
43
38
8
4
9
36
9
 
Best bat among Texas prep infielders, but needs a position.
185. Chris Robinson C Jr. R-R 6-0 190 Illinois Dorchester, Ont. 5/12/84
.360
164
36
59
10
2
8
36
5
 
No standout tool but good intangibles, no glaring weakness.
186. Mark Wagner C Jr. R-R 6-1 205 UC Irvine Lakewood, Calif. 6/11/84
.362
188
34
68
9
4
3
33
2
 
Improved catch-and-throw skills to go with catcher’s build, solid bat.
188. Yuniel Escobar SS R-R 6-2 200 None Miami 10/1/85
Did not play
Cuban defector flashing impressive tools in workouts for scouts.
192. Brett Wallace 3B Sr. L-R 6-1 205 Justin Siena HS Sonoma, Calif. 8/26/86
.577
71
31
31
6
1
11
32
12
 
Concerns about body, defense, may steer power bat to Arizona State.
194. Justin Sellers SS Sr. R-R 5-10 160 Marina HS Huntington Beach, Calif. 2/1/86
.407
86
30
35
4
1
4
16
19
 
Smooth-fielding shortstop is son of ex-big league pitcher Jeff.
195. Andrew Lopez OF Sr. R-R 6-1 180 Elk Grove HS Elk Grove, Calif. 1/18/87
.479
72
35
35
6
1
6
23
8
 
Big-armed middle infielder isn’t overly physical, but has juice in bat.
196. Jason Ogata SS Sr. R-R 6-1 170 Westview HS Portland, Ore. 10/21/86
.506
79
34
40
13
0
6
32
18
 
Below-average arm, polished bad expected to attend Louisiana State.
198. Carlos Hereaud SS Sr. R-R 6-2 189 Elkins HS Missouri City, Texas 2/20/86
.414
70
27
29
7
0
7
21
6
 
Venezuelan came to U.S. two years ago, stands out as a hitter.
200. Brandon Crawford SS Sr. L-R 6-1 180 Foothill HS Pleasanton, Calif. 1/21/87
.351
57
19
20
0
0
6
14
17
 
Athletic middle infielder has shown he can hit a good fastball.

PITCHERS

Rank Player Pos. Class B-T HT WT School Hometown Birthdate
W
L
ERA
G
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
 
5. Mike Pelfrey RHP Jr. R-R 6-7 210 Wichita State Wichita 1/14/84
11
2
1.47
16
0
117
75
24
121
 
Top-rated pitcher on the board commands three good pitches
6. Luke Hochevar RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 198 Tennessee Fowler, Colo. 9/15/83
12
2
1.81
14
0
104
71
35
117
 
Emerged last summer ace Team USA’s ace, keeps delivering
7. Jered Weaver RHP R-R 6-7 205 None Simi Valley, Calif. 10/4/82
Did Not Play
Returning to action soon with independent Camden club
10. Craig Hansen RHP Jr. R-R 6-5 193 St. John’s Glen Cove, N.Y. 11/15/83
2
2
1.09
28
13
50
27
13
66
 
Draft’s top closer emerged last summer in Cape Cod League
13. Ricky Romero LHP Jr. R-L 6-2 170 Cal State Fullerton Los Angeles 11/6/84
10
4
2.60
14
0
104
81
29
116
 
Plus makeup, three pitches for strikes mark draft’s top lefty
16. Chris Volstad RHP Sr. R-R 6-7 195 PB Gardens HS PB Gardens, Fla. 9/23/86
7
2
0.41
10
1
69
24
8
98
 
Projectable frame, plus fastball command equal bright future
17. Mark Pawelek LHP Sr. L-L 6-2 180 Springville HS Springville 8/18/86
8
0
0.00
9
0
51
12
12
109
 
Best Utah pitching product since Bruce Hurst?
18. Wade Townsend RHP R-R 6-4 225 Rice Dripping Springs, Texas 2/22/83
Did Not Play
The guess here is, he won’t sign a re-draft paper with Orioles
19. Brian Bogusevic LHP Jr. L-L 6-3 200 Tulane Oak Lawn, Ill. 2/18/84
10
1
2.60
14
0
97
85
31
98
 
Could also be a first-rounder as an outfielder
21. Cesar Carrillo RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 160 Miami Hammond, Ind. 4/29/84
12
0
1.90
15
1
99
74
17
104
 
Miami ace took his first career loss Thursday, rocked by Clemson
22. Mark McCormick RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 190 Baylor Clear Lake Shores, Texas 10/15/83
6
2
3.48
13
0
75
50
41
75
 
One of draft’s hardest throwers, but some makeup questions remain
23. Matt Torra RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 225 Massachusetts Pittsfield, Mass. 6/29/84
5
3
1.13
13
0
88
52
14
97
 
Better prospect than Bay State’s 2004 first-rounder, BC’s Chris Lambert
33. Cesar Ramos LHP Jr. L-L 6-1 175 Long Beach State Pico Rivera, Calif. 6/22/84
10
5
2.02
16
0
116
91
13
89
 
Similar to former teammate Abe Alvarez, but with better stuff
34. Chaz Roe RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 170 Lafayette HS Lexington, Ky. 10/9/86
6
1
0.51
8
0
41
18
14
65
 
Thin-framed son of football player won’t follow dad to Kentucky
35. Joey Devine RHP Jr. R-R 6-1 198 North Carolina State Junction City, Kan. 9/19/83
4
3
2.45
24
11
40
36
6
64
 
Could be late first-round target as close-to-majors bullpen arm
38. Michael Bowden RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 210 Waubonsie Valley HS Aurora, Ill. 9/9/86
8
1
0.46
10
0
61
18
7
135
 
Has impressed with consistent velocity and advanced changeup
39. Cody Satterwhite RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 185 Hillcrest Christian HS Byram, Miss. 1/12/87
8
1
1.68
11
0
58
23
47
119
 
Mississippi commitment, command issues may depress stock
44. Bryan Morris RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 185 Tullahoma HS Tullahoma, Tenn. 3/28/87
10
0
0.43
12
1
66
18
9
131
 
Potential four-pitch guy looks headed to play for dad at Motlow CC
45. J. Brent Cox RHP Jr. L-R 6-3 200 Texas Bay City, Texas 5/13/84
7
1
1.83
30
12
54
41
10
65
 
Former Team USA closer has similar stuff to Huston Street
47. Tyler Herron RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 187 Wellington HS Wellington, Fla. 8/5/86
5
3
0.54
10
0
63
26
13
87
 
Latest Wellington product has evoked comparisons to Mike Mussina
48. Lance Broadway RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 185 Texas Christian Waxahachie, Texas 8/20/83
12
1
1.94
16
0
93
70
30
125
 
One of draft’s best curveballs has made him TCU’s consistent ace
49. Jacob Marceaux RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 190 McNeese State Jennings, La. 2/14/84
5
5
3.25
14
1
91
80
27
96
 
Comparisons to Roy Oswalt stem from body, heater, spike curve
50. Sean O’Sullivan RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 195 Valhalla HS El Cajon, Calif. 9/1/87
5
1
3.33
9
0
42
46
6
56
 
Projected high first-rounder early, he’s recovered some lost momentum
51. Clay Buchholz RHP So. L-R 6-3 170 Angelina (Texas) JC Lumberton, Texas Age: 20
12
1
1.05
15
0
85
44
29
129
 
Marceaux’s former McNeese teammate blossomed witih move to mound
52. Craig Italiano RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 195 Flower Mound HS Flower Mound, Texas 7/22/86
8
1
0.95
11
0
52
27
19
84
 
Hardest-throwing prep available touched 97-98 this spring
54. Josh Lindblom RHP Sr. R-R 6-4 222 Harrison HS West Lafayette, Ind. 6/15/87
7
0
1.64
8
1
47
32
10
74
 
Battled Bowden all spring for title of best prep pitcher in Midwest
55. Sean West LHP Sr. L-L 6-8 195 Captain Shreve HS Shreveport, La. 6/15/86
10
2
1.42
13
0
84
57
13
130
 
Best of solid group of Louisiana lefties has projectable, athletic frame
57. Trevor Bell RHP Sr. L-R 6-2 180 La Crescenta HS Crescenta Valley, Calif. 10/12/86
7
2
0.87
14
2
69
33
7
99
 
Fastball now touches 94-95 for 2001’s Best 14 Year Old
59. Aaron Thompson LHP Sr. L-L 6-2 190 Second Baptist HS Houston 2/28/87
8
3
0.84
14
2
66
38
35
133
 
Aggies recruit is draft’s most polished prep, but wants to gig ‘em
60. Matt Garza RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 190 Fresno State Fresno 11/11/83
5
5
3.19
17
1
93
91
33
108
 
Good pitcher’s body and solid stuff mixed with competitive streak
61. Ryan Tucker RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 190 Temple City HS Temple City, Calif. 12/6/86
6
4
1.13
12
0
68
35
23
112
 
A better breaking ball would have pushed Tucker higher on this list
62. Anthony Varvaro RHP Jr. R-R 6-0 170 St. John’s Staten Island, N.Y. 10/31/84
8
3
2.38
13
0
79
52
33
110
 
Smallish, quick-armed righty nevertheless has electric stuff
63. Josh Wall RHP Sr. R-R 6-6 190 Central Private HS Walker, La. 1/21/87
14
1
0.93
16
0
83
44
26
138
 
Stuff has been erratic all spring; body has room to fill out
64. Robert Ray RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 170 Texas A&M Lufkin, Texas 1/21/84
2
4
3.22
17
1
59
45
12
57
 
Since emerging on Cape, life on 90-93 mph fastball has flucturated
65. Garrett Olson LHP Jr. R-L 6-0 190 Cal Poly Clovis, Calif. 10/18/83
10
4
2.69
17
0
120
104
42
116
 
Pitchability lefty was Alaska League’s top pitcher in 2004
66. Brian Matusz LHP Sr. L-L 6-5 175 St. Mary’s HS Cave Creek, Ariz. 2/11/87
7
1
0.55
11
0
77
21
19
137
 
Classic projection pick can throw curve for strikes at any time
69. Jeremy Hellickson RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 170 Hoover HS Des Moines 4/8/87
Season begins May 24
Louisiana State recruit has red flags but first-round stuff
70. Vance Worley RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 195 McClatchy HS Sacramento 9/24/87
4
3
1.71
11
1
53
37
13
102
 
Smooth delivery, fluid arm action gives him easy velocity
72. Tim Lincecum RHP So. L-R 6-0 160 Washington Renton, Wash. 6/15/84
6
6
3.26
14
0
88
53
59
107
 
Pinwheel delivery scares some scouts while K numbers lure them
73. Ryan Mullins LHP Jr. L-L 6-6 175 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 11/13/83
5
1
3.54
11
0
61
60
22
54
 
Average fastball, Barry Zito-like curve were both better in 2004
78. Brandon Durden LHP Jr. R-R 6-2 200 Georgia College Adel, Ga. Age: 21
3
5
4.60
16
1
88
104
32
72
 
Passed teammate, Cape star Matt Goyen as best college P in Georgia
79. Miers Quigley LHP Sr. L-L 6-3 190 Roswell HS Roswell, Ga. 1/27/87
6
1
3.43
7
0
34
37
17
48
 
Now sidelined by tendonitis that has dogged him all spring
81. Matt Green RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 185 Louisiana-Monroe Monroe, La. 1/5/82
10
2
2.65
17
1
105
92
26
141
 
Jayhawk League’s top prospect in 2004 was D-I’s strikeouts leader
82. Chris Mason RHP Jr. R-R 6-0 170 UNC Greensboro Cherryville, N.C. 7/1/84
6
5
2.28
17
2
103
78
20
126
 
Quick arm, athletic but small frame evoke Tim Hudson
83. Stephen Marek RHP So. R-R 6-2 200 San Jacinto (Texas) JC Sealy, Texas 9/3/83
4
0
2.43
19
9
29
15
16
58
 
Angels control rights as draft-and-follow; expected to sign
84. Kris Harvey RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 180 Clemson Catawba, N.C. 1/5/84
5
3
5.13
12
0
59
65
26
51
 
Son of big league pitcher has power bat to go with mid-90s heat
85. Josh Zeid RHP Sr. R-R 6-4 214 Hamden Hall Ctry Day New Haven, Conn. 3/24/87
7
1
0.66
11
1
53
17
11
104
 
Stock was higher before spring, though he’s moving back up
86. Donald Veal LHP So. L-L 6-3 200 Pima (Ariz.) CC Tucson 9/18/84
8
5
3.65
15
0
74
61
53
119
 
Pitching style, long arms, frame remind scouts of Vida Blue
87. Jeff Lyman RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 215 Monte Vista HS Alamo, Calif. 1/14/87
5
2
1.07
10
0
59
35
15
75
 
Bulldog approach, physical style make him a projected closer
90. Kenny Maiques RHP So. R-R 5-11 175 Rio Hondo (Calif.) JC La Serna, Calif. 6/25/85
8
2
0.66
14
1
82
37
16
133
 
South Carolina recruit led California jucos witih 0.66 ERA, 133 K’s
91. Brett Jacobson RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 195 Cactus Shadows HS Carefree, Ariz. 11/9/86
10
1
0.74
11
0
74
37
16
100
 
Stock slipped due to erratic spring velocity; Vanderbilt signee
92. Nick Webber RHP Jr. R-R 6-7 210 Central Missouri St. Lee’s Summit, Mo. 5/9/84
3
0
0.49
25
9
37
12
9
38
 
Closer for dominant Division II powerhouse Central Missouri State
93. Michael Kirkman RHP Sr. L-L 6-4 185 Columbia HS Lake City, Fla. 9/18/86
7
3
1.43
11
0
67
39
38
124
 
Another projectable lefty, one of few Florida preps who improved in ‘05
97. Jeremy Bleich LHP Sr. L-L 6-2 185 Isidore Newman HS Metairie, La. 6/18/87
7
1
0.56
11
1
63
24
18
138
 
Star pitcher for alma mater of Eli and Peyton Manning
98. Travis Wood LHP Sr. R-L 6-1 170 Bryant HS Alexander, Ark. 2/6/87
10
1
0.52
13
1
67
17
22
146
 
Lefty with fastball touching 95 seems intent on being a Razorback
100. Jason Neighborgall RHP Jr. R-R 6-5 210 Georgia Tech Durham, N.C. 12/19/83
5
3
6.66
13
0
53
47
50
71
 
Draft’s No. 1 enigma at times has three plus-plus pitches
101. Josh Geer RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 180 Rice Forney, Texas 6/2/83
9
3
3.14
15
0
94
73
34
93
 
Used three-pitch mix to become ace of rebuilt Rice staff.
103. Kevin Whelan RHP Jr. R-R 6-0 190 Texas A&M Kerrville, Texas 1/8/84
3
1
3.18
18
4
28
20
18
34
 
Converted catcher works with mid-90s fastball, splitter.
104. David Duncan LHP Sr. R-L 6-7 190 New Richmond HS New Richmond, Ohio 6/1/86
8
0
0.52
8
0
54
21
9
98
 
Pure projection pick throws 87-88 mph with raw secondary stuff.
105. Josh Sullivan RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 202 Auburn Little Rock, Ark. 4/5/84
7
4
3.90
15
0
88
80
31
66
 
Former Tigers quarterback remains raw but has serious upside
106. Matt Maloney LHP Jr. L-L 6-3 220 Mississippi Huron, Ohio 1/16/84
6
2
2.61
19
4
79
64
16
85
 
Good downhill angle helps durable lefty pound strike zone.
107. Kevin Slowey RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 190 Winthrop Pittsburgh 5/4/84
11
2
2.34
16
1
111
73
12
111
 
Stathead special has three solid pitches and mound smarts.
109. Buster Posey RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 180 Lee County HS Leesburg, Ga. 3/27/87
9
0
0.51
11
0
55
34
17
74
 
Mike Martin wants him to come to Florida State—badly.
110. Stephen Kahn RHP Jr. L-R 6-2 205 Loyola Marymount Anaheim 12/14/83
4
5
5.23
15
1
86
93
49
75
 
Hard-throwing Team USA alumnus has struggled with command.
111. Alan Horne RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 195 Florida Marianna, Fla. 1/5/83
6
2
3.94
13
0
75
83
36
72
 
2001 first-rounder was coming on strong in April and May.
115. Iain Sebastian RHP Sr. L-R 6-4 230 Columbus HS Columbus, Ga. 4/21/87
5
2
1.30
8
1
48
29
19
48
 
Will pitch as a pro, but could go both ways at Georgia.
117. Zach Ward RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 225 Gardner-Webb Kannapolis, N.C. 1/14/84
7
7
3.78
18
1
95
84
44
114
 
Funky arm action still pumps low 90s, power curveball.
120. Jensen Lewis RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 185 Vanderbilt Cincinnati 5/16/84
8
2
2.27
14
1
87
67
19
88
 
Cerebral Vandy ace will blossom with better breaking ball.
121. Chris Nicoll RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 190 UC Irvine Santa Maria, Calif. 10/30/83
6
2
2.14
15
0
97
71
22
101
 
Savvy pitcher makes hitters swing and miss with average stuff.
124. Josh Wilson RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 180 Whitehouse HS Tyler, Texas 9/6/86
3
7
1.95
10
0
61
47
14
86
 
Not big, but touches 94-95 mph with good downward plane.
125. Mike Billek RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 235 Central Florida Palm Harbor, Fla. 3/4/84
4
2
4.09
13
0
77
80
26
72
 
Groin strain has kept velo below mid-90s he showed in fall.
127. Matt Goyen LHP Sr. R-L 6-5 220 Georgia College Athens, Ga. 1/19/83
9
1
1.99
13
1
91
60
32
122
 
2004 Cape breakout star turned down six-figures last year.
130. Tyson Ross RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 200 Bishop O’Dowd HS Oakland 4/22/87
8
0
0.38
9
0
55
24
14
88
 
Lanky body, quick arm leads to high-90s projections on his fastball.
131. Evan Frederickson LHP Sr. L-L 6-5 203 Oakton HS Oak Hill, Va. 9/23/86
3
1
1.29
10
0
43
20
21
76
 
Plus breaking ball; performance against Brandon Snyder boosted stock.
132. Bryant Beaver RHP So. B-R 6-0 210 Seminole State (Okla.) JC Henrietta, Okla. 6/10/84
6
3
4.14
11
0
54
41
34
78
 
Extreme talent has extreme makeup issues; who knows where he’ll go?
133. Kevin Roberts RHP Jr. R-R 6-0 190 Houston Pearland, Texas 5/15/84
6
3
3.59
14
0
77
69
30
77
 
Wiry strength and sharp 12-to-6 curveball should improve as pitcher-only
135. Zach Simons RHP So. L-R 6-3 205 Everett (Wash.) CC Glenns Ferry, Idaho 5/23/85
5
0
1.08
7
0
50
32
18
52
 
Added 20 pounds in offseason to boost fastball (mid-90s), draft stock
137. Vince Mazzaro RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 190 Rutherford HS Rutherford, N.J. 9/24/87
7
1
0.27
9
1
52
23
6
91
 
top New Jersey prep has premium arm strength, rough delivery.
138. Mike Colla RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 200 Clovis West HS Fresno 12/23/86
10
2
1.17
15
1
72
43
19
99
 
Two solid-average offerings makes him best prep RHP in N. California.
140. Wade Miley LHP Sr. R-L 6-2 185 Loranger HS Loranger, La. 11/13/86
10
2
0.74
14
2
85
46
24
187
 
Making late rush by pushing fastball to 92 mph.
141. Mark Holliman RHP Jr. R-R 6-1 180 Mississippi Germantown, Tenn. 9/19/83
5
3
4.50
13
0
86
87
34
88
 
Smallish RHP competing hard despite inconsistent stuff.
142. Micah Owings RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 212 Tulane Gainesville, Ga. 9/28/82
7
4
3.98
14
0
93
84
15
99
 
Aggressive approach serves him better on mound.
144. Kyle Hancock RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 185 Rowlett HS Rowlett, Texas 8/20/87
9
0
1.13
9
0
68
44
18
116
 
Refined for a high school arm, but looked better as a junior.
146. Deunte Heath RHP So. R-R 6-4 205 Lake City (Fla.) CC Decatur, Ga. 8/28/85
4
5
3.80
16
0
95
90
38
82
 
Raw power pitcher has backtracked since eye-opening fall.
147. Dexter Carter RHP Sr. R-R 6-6 185 Greenbrier Christ. HS Murfreesboro, N.C. 2/5/87
5
1
3.57
8
0
21
13
17
40
 
Projectable righty pitching for ex-Giant pitcher Gary LaVelle.
148. David Huff LHP So. B-L 6-2 195 Cypress (Calif.) JC Huntington Beach,Calif. 8/22/84
3
2
3.17
15
2
71
69
10
79
 
UCLA recruit ranked fourth in Cape Cod League in ERA last summer.
149. Jared Lansford RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 180 St. Francis HS Santa Clara, Calif. 10/22/86
7
3
1.56
13
1
67
43
18
87
 
Son of Carney wants to hit, but throws up to 94 mph on the bump.
151. Carlton Smith RHP Fr. L-R 6-1 200 Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) CC Piscataway, N.J. 1/23/86
8
3
3.31
17
1
87
82
20
77
 
Corey Smith’s brother; quick arm pumps 95 mph, solid slider.
152. James Avery RHP Jr. R-R 6-0 200 Niagara Moose Jaw, Sask. 6/10/84
4
4
3.93
13
0
76
84
26
66
 
Visa shortage could send hard-throwing Canadian’s stock falling.
155. Beau Jones LHP Sr. L-L 6-1 180 Destrehan HS Destrehan, La. 8/25/86
11
3
0.87
15
1
89
34
27
157
 
Better breaking ball, less projection than other Louisiana lefties.
158. Tommy Mendoza RHP Sr. L-R 6-2 195 Monsignor Pace HS Miami 8/18/87
7
1
2.38
8
0
47
36
21
57
 
Still new to mound, would go higher with better breaking ball.
161. Mitch Boggs RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 215 Georgia Dalton, Ga. 2/15/84
3
4
5.15
18
4
44
46
15
46
 
Power repertoire thriving in late move to closer role.
162. Michael Nix RHP Jr. R-R 6-4 240 Auburn Auburn, Ala. 5/21/83
5
2
2.19
29
13
53
43
11
56
 
Nephew of former Auburn coach brings mid-90s heat.
163. Mike Broadway RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 190 Pope County HS Golconda, Ill. 3/30/87
7
2
2.19
11
1
48
22
18
92
 
Total package has scouts predicting mid-90s velocity.
164. Brian Needham RHP Sr. R-R 6-6 175 John Foster Dulles HS Sugar Land, Texas 9/21/86
5
3
2.12
11
1
66
43
32
85
 
Throws 92 mph with more in the tank, but may be tough sign.
165. Brandon Erbe RHP Sr. R-R 6-4 195 McDonogh HS Baltimore 12/25/87
2
5
1.86
10
0
49
39
23
86
 
Miami recruit has shown 96 mph fastball but appears headed to school.
166. Matt Nevarez RHP Sr. R-R 6-4 215 San Fernando HS San Fernando, Calif. 2/26/87
3
2
3.12
8
0
26
12
24
34
 
Good combination to get drafted: easy signability, 90-93 mph velocity.
167. Jordan Schafer LHP Sr. L-L 6-1 200 Winter Haven HS Winter Haven, Fla. 9/4/86
9
0
0.79
10
0
62
31
10
110
 
Clemson recruit has legitimate change as hitter or pitcher.
168. Justin Blaine LHP Jr. L-L 6-4 175 San Diego Westlake Village, Calif. 3/12/84
8
5
3.58
18
0
116
117
57
106
 
Added cut fastball to get off to fast start, but tailed off in May.
171. Brad Clapp RHP Fr. R-R 6-4 215 Bellevue (Wash.) CC Kirkland, Wash. 5/19/84
3
2
2.14
8
0
42
30
19
50
 
Top ’04 player has shown better delivery in junior college.
177. Greg Smith LHP Jr. L-L 6-0 190 Louisiana State Alexandria, La. 12/22/83
9
2
2.16
15
0
92
84
22
73
 
Another Bayou state southpaw has plus curveball.
178. Paul Phillips RHP So. R-R 6-2 210 Oakland Blissfield, Mich. 1/26/84
2
7
3.75
13
0
72
83
14
64
 
When he’s on, throws in the low 90s with nasty slider.
179. Daniel McCutchen RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 195 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 9/26/82
2
5
4.50
21
2
66
74
18
72
 
Touches 93-95 mph, but more effective in low 90s with sink.
181. Aaron Weatherford RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 180 Fairhope HS Fairhope, Ala. 12/19/86
8
2
1.44
13
0
68
42
11
121
 
Late-bloomer had jumped fastball velocity up to mid-90s.
182. Shooter Hunt RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 185 Ramapo HS Wyckoff, N.J. 8/16/86
7
0
0.95
7
0
44
20
8
88
 
Throws fastball for strikes; needs better command of plus breaking ball.
184. Danny Powers RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 195 Central Missouri State Carl Junction, Mo. 7/24/82
13
1
1.99
15
0
90
65
22
108
 
No. 1 pitcher on No. 1-ranked Division II team in nation.
187. Brad Barragar RHP Fr. R-R 6-4 215 Golden West JC Upland, Calif. 11/5/85
1
1
4.15
7
0
13
7
10
14
 
Cal State Northridge transfer has hit 92-94 mph in bullpen stints.
189. Daniel Hudson RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 185 Princess Anne HS Virginia Beach 3/9/87
8
2
0.94
10
0
52
 
Classic projection prep RHP has broad shoulders, present curveball
190. John Meloan RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 225 Arizona Houston, Texas 7/11/84
8
2
3.66
15
0
91
92
49
108
 
Once prone to fits of wildness, he’s won 18 of 19 decisions for Arizona
191. Reid Hamblet RHP Jr. R-R 6-1 200 Biola Olympia, Wash. 9/11/83
6
3
2.71
11
0
73
58
19
73
 
Four-pitch repertoire has improved polish significantly in ‘05.
193. Jake Rasner RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 195 Earl Wooster HS Reno, Nev. 12/4/86
7
3
0.61
10
0
57
32
10
89.
 
Cousin of Nationals prospect Darrell has more polish, arm at similar age
197. Trevor Holder RHP Sr. R-R 6-3 190 Mountain Brook HS Birmingham 1/8/87
5
4
2.50
13
0
67
50
25
72
 
Honor student son of educators likely headed to school.
199. Lance Lynn RHP Sr. B-R 6-5 245 Brownsburg HS Brownsburg, Ind. 5/12/87
8
0
1.02
8
0
48
21
16
95
 
Looked better last fall, but still shows 94 mph and plus bender.