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151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300
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351. Jacob Ehret
, rhp, UCLA (SO)
R-R, 6-5/210, San Dimas, Calif.
Previously Drafted: Marlins '11 (37)

Ehret was seldom used out of the bullpen in 2013 after taking a redshirt in 2012, pitching just 3 1/3 innings. He saw his stock skyrocket this spring as he took on a bigger role, has grown a couple of inches and seen an uptick in velocity, now working comfortably in the the low- to mid-90s. Ehret is still learning to harness his raw stuff that is becoming elite, as his command still has a ways to go, but he offers an intriguing overall upside despite the lack of polish.

352. Marvin Gorgas,
rhp, East Hampton HS
R-R, 5-10/195, East Hampton, Conn.
College Commitment: Connecticut

If Marvin Gorgas were 6-foot-3, he would be considered a top three round prospect out of high school. He shows three above average pitches, although his changeup may be a bit behind his fastball and slider on the account that he doesn't throw it much during the high school season. Gorgas showed a tremendous transformation over the last year, turning from a hard thrower into a pitcher who is able to locate his 90-94 mph fastball and mix in a sharp, tight slider with late depth to it. He is able to generate downhill trajectory despite his shorter stature, and draws the obvious comp of fellow northeasterner Marcus Stroman, who was an undersized righthander who threw hard and truly blossomed in college.

353. George Iskendarian
, ss, Indian River (Fla.) CC (SO)
R-R, 6-2/190, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Previously Drafted: Never – College Commitment: Miami

Iskendarian has played in the ominous shadow of Ryan Ripken, son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, the last two years—both at South Carolina as a freshman, and this spring at Indian River after both transferred there together. Most of the early attention this spring from scouts was directed at Ripken, but it soon was re-directed at Iskendarian, who emerged this spring as the better prospect of the two. Mostly a third baseman in limited looks at USC, Iskendarian blossomed in junior college in his everyday role at shortstop, displaying plenty of quickness, range and arm strength at the position to remain there over the long haul. His bat began to come on later in the season and he finished with a .373 average, though his lone home run is indicative of his below-average power.

354. Luke Dykstra
, if/of, Westlake HS
R-R, 6-1/200, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
College Commitment: Fresno State

Luke Dykstra is the son of long-time big leaguer Lenny Dykstra, and Luke plays the game with his father's trademark aggression. With solid all-around tools, Dykstra is an average runner whose speed plays up on the bases due to advanced instincts and controlled aggression. He exhibits a good all-around feel for the game, and is a sure-handed fielder capable of playing any infield position with solid arm strength. At present he displays doubles power to the gaps with potential for increased development as he continues to add srength, and while he doesn't have an elite hit tool, he is expected by many scouts to continue to make consistent contact at the professional level.

355. Scott Schultz
, rhp, Oregon State (SR)
R-R, 6-3/210, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Previously Drafted: Marlins ’13 (17)

Schultz has proven to be a solid, dependable pitcher over his four-year career at Oregon State, working in a variety of roles. He also has gotten progressively better every year, posting a 3.61 ERA as a freshman, 2.56 mark as a sophomore, 2.07 as a junior and 1.88 as a senior (entering post-season play), while going 15-5 overall. He topped his team with 10 saves as a junior, and still led the No. 1-ranked Beavers with the modest total of five saves this year, despite also making four starts. Schultz is an atypical closer, as he has a very resilient arm and often has been used in multiple innings at a pop. With his stuff, which includes an 87-91 fastball that will top at 93, tight slider and swing-and-miss changeup against lefthanded hitters, and ability to consistently fill up the bottom half of the strike zone, he profiles a set-up or long relief role at the pro level.

356. Kevin McAvoy
, rhp, Bryant University (JR)
R-R, 6-3/210, Syracuse, N.Y.
Previously Drafted: Never

A steady performer for Bryant, McAvoy has also seen a steady improvement in his arsenal since arriving on campus. He had a dominant 2014 season, posting a 2.81 ERA over 93 innings of work, allowing just 74 hits and 25 walks, while striking out 88. McAvoy works consistently at 89-93 mph with his fastball, reaching upwards of 94 this spring. He’ll need to improve his slider at the next level, but he’s aggressive with his fastball. He looks to have a relief profile at the pro level, where scouts belief we will see an increase in velocity.

357. Joel Booker
, of, Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
R-R, 6-2/180, Columbus, N.C.
Previously Drafted: Never – College Commitment: Iowa

A tools-oriented outfielder in his long, lean, athletic frame, Booker made significant strides this season tapping into his natural raw ability, especially at the plate. He hit .403-9-61 and, with better bat speed and more consistent content, quieted some of the concerns scouts had about his relatively unpolished hitting mechanics. The remainder of his tools justify his inclusion in the top 10 rounds as he has above-average speed (he was clocked at 6.47 seconds last fall on Scout Day) and arm strength (clocked at 92 mph from right field), and his outfield skills have improved noticeably.

358. Coltin Gerhart
, of, Vista Murietta HS
R-R, 6-0/210, Murietta, Calif.
College Commitment: Arizona State

Coltin Gerhart, the brother of NFL running back and the runner-up for the 2009 Heisman Trophy, Toby Gerhart, is also a high-level college football recruit to Arizona State and a standout option quarterback in high school. Also like his brother, Coltin is a talented baseball prospect. Although he's relatively raw on the diamond, he flashes high level ability and has shown ability to square up high velocity with good raw power thanks to physically developed frame. Gerhart also exhibits solid arm strength with carry from the outfield, and projects for enough arm strength for right field. He is an above average runner who accelerates well and is one of the better present baserunners in the high school class. Gerhart is expected to play in the outfield at Arizona State as well playing football if he chooses to pursue a two-sport career in college.

359. Jonathan Oquendo
, ss, Maria Teresa Piniero HS
B-R, 6-3/165, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
College Commitment: None

Oquendo has come on quickly this spring as he has added more strength to his wiry 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame and developed more bat speed and the ability to drive the ball to the gaps. He is a smooth defensive player with soft hands and easy gliding actions and has the arm strength to stay at shortstop as he continues to get stronger.

360. Zach Schellenger,
rhp, Devon Prep
R-R, 6-6/195, Devon, Pa.
College Commitment: Seton Hall

Schellenger has started to show the velocity increase that scouts projected he would after seeing him throw last summer at the Area Code Games, where he sat 88-91 while topping out at 92 mph. Jump to this spring and the ultra projectable 6-foot-6 Schellenger is frequently touching 94 mph while throwing with a lot of deception. Everything he throws shows nice life, including a mid-80s slider, which shows late bite and a changeup with late fade to his arm side. Should he get on campus, it could be expected for Schellenger to fill the big shoes (literally) of departing senior Josh Prevost.

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