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Scouting Reports: Ninth Round (266-295)

       
DRAFT 2010
 
SCOUTING REPORTS
Ninth Round (266-295)
 
 
266. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
AARON BARRETT, rhp, University of Mississippi
Three-time draftee fizzled at 4-year level in 2009, better as SR (7-3, 4.03, 83 IP/92 SO); FB 90-93, better SL
 
267. PITTSBURGH PIRATES
BRANDON CUMPTON, rhp, Georgia Tech
Inconsistent college arm (8-2, 4.86) lost weekend starting spot; small stature, plus FB may mean relief role               
 
268. BALTIMORE ORIOLES
PARKER BRIDWELL, rhp, Hereford (Texas) HS
Projectable RHP (6-4/190) with 86-91 FB, more velo in tank; went 7-2, 2.26, 65 IP/116 SO; excelled as QB
 
269. KANSAS CITY ROYALS
WHIT MERRIFIELD, of/2b, South Carolina
Solid athletic ability/tools, ++ instincts in all phases, swings bat well (.336-12-34); versatile, 2B in future
 
270. CLEVELAND INDIANS
JORDAN COOPER, rhp, Wichita State
Excellent season (10-2, 1.62, 105 IP/20 BB/94 SO); pitches at 90, + SL/CHG, ++ command; SO eligible
 
271. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
ZACH WALTERS, ss, University of San Diego
Injured half of 2010 season; hit .255-3-18 in 29 G, but switch-hitting skills; + arm/speed, intense approach
 
272. NEW YORK METS
JACOB deGROM, rhp, Stetson
New to pitching, SS only in 2009; FB 92-94 w/+ movement; began year as SS/closer, ended as team’s ace
 
273. HOUSTON ASTROS
TOMMY SHIRLEY, lhp, Xavier
6-5 lefty with FB up to 94 gets immediate attention; delivery violent, but throws strikes (96 IP/25 BB/98 SO)
 
274. SAN DIEGO PADRES
JOSH SPENCE, lhp, Arizona State
Lacks big velocity, but excels with deception, excellent feel for pitching; throws breaking ball in any count
 
275. OAKLAND A’s
A.J. KIRBY-JONES, 1b/rhp, Tennessee Tech
Former 2-way player focused on hitting this year, with ++ results (.383-25-67, 55 BB); other tools lacking
 
276. TORONTO BLUE JAYS
BRANDON MIMS, 2b, Newman Smith HS, Carrollton, Texas
Small, compact frame (5-10/160), but has all tools, except power; + speed/quickness; hands/arm for MIF
 
277. CINCINNATI REDS
TANNER ROBLES, lhp, Oregon State
Physical LHP, power approach/lacks finesse; solid year (5-4, 3.43, 76 IP/28 BB/75 SO), but violent delivery
 
278. CHICAGO WHITE SOX
KEVIN MORAN, rhp, Boston College
Big RHP/aggressive approach; FB 92-94/T-96, needs better off-speed stuff; 8-5, 7.92, 50 IP/41 BB/29 SO
 
279. MILWAUKEE BREWERS
YADIEL RIVERA, ss,  Manuel Toro HS, Caguas, P.R.
Tall, rangy shortstop, smooth hands and actions, good arm strength, needs strength to handle the bat.
 
280. CHICAGO CUBS
KEVIN RHODERICK, rhp, Oregon State
Smallish RHP has ++ stuff/mindset for closer role (21 SV as FR/SO); pounds zone with 94-96 FB, + SL
 
281. TAMPA BAY RAYS
JAKE DEPEW, c, Granite City (Ill.) HS
Solid athletic build, well-rounded tools; + arm/raw power, 6.8 runner, strong Louisville commitment
 
282. SEATTLE MARINERS
LUKE TAYLOR, rhp, Woodinville (Wash.) HS
Tall, gangly, projectable body (6-5/205); ex-SS, just learning to pitch; FB 88-91, aptitude to spin break ball
 
283. DETROIT TIGERS
TONY PLAGMAN, 1b, Georgia Tech
Four-year starter, solid SR year (.368-19-68); has big power in long swing, solid defender at 1B, fringy arm
 
284. ATLANTA BRAVES
DAVID ROHM, 3b/rhp, Fresno (Calif.) CC
RHP only at Fresno State ’09, hurt arm/released; line-drive power/runs for size, hit .506-4-57/23 2B, 19 SB
 
285. MINNESOTA TWINS
KYLE KNUDSON, c, University of Minnesota
SR-sign catcher, + leadership skills, + arm strength, solid overall defensively, handles the bat (.333-5-45)
 
286. TEXAS RANGERS
ZACH OSBORNE, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette
Quality senior sign; very deceptive, multiple arm angles (mostly ¾) for multiple pitches, 87-90 mph FB  
 
287. FLORIDA MARLINS
AUSTIN BRICE, rhp, Northwood HS, Pittsboro, N.C.
Fast-rising prospect with big projection; FB at 87-91/T-94, promising CU, suspect command at higher velo
 
288. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
CHRIS LOFTON, 2b/of, Jones County (Miss.) JC
More athlete than BB player; hit .331-1-26, 15 SB; SS now, OF down road; signed with UAB as cornerback
 
289. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
TYLER LYONS, lhp, Oklahoma State
Stuff/performance (3-6, 6.06) have declined since SO year, FB 86-90, flashes + pitchability, question if hurt
 
290. COLORADO ROCKIES
GEOFF PARKER, rhp, Florida State
Big-bodied pitcher lost weekend starter job, moved to bullpen; armed with average fastball, average curve
 
291. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
BRENTON ALLEN, of, Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.
Football standout; strong frame (6-1/195), + runner, lefthanded hitter, + power potential, raw mechanics
 
292. LOS ANGELES DODGERS
STEVE DOMECUS, c/of, Virginia Tech
Big, strong, versatile player (can catch, speed for OK); made headway as SR (.371-12-58), age a drawback
 
293. BOSTON RED SOX
TYLER BARNETTE, rhp, Hickory (N.C.) HS
Pop-up player this spring; bigger/stronger than in past, throw harder; average FB now, better snap on CU
 
294. LOS ANGELES ANGELS
DREW HEID, of, Gonzaga
Demonstrated ability with wood last two summers; hit .392-8-27 as SR; on-base machine, ++ CF, + speed
 
295. NEW YORK YANKEES
TAYLOR MORTON, rhp/c, Bartlett (Tenn.) HS
Always been more C in HS, so behind curve on mound; quality power arm (FB 93-95), CH/CU show promise
 
 
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