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42
BLAIR JOHNSON
WASHBURN RURAL HS
RHP
R/R
6'4"
200
03/25/1984
HS
COMMENT: Extra-large frame, tall angular, well-proportioned body. Pitcher's build similar to Kevin Brown. Low three-quarter arm slot. Loose arm, good mechanics. Fastball average to above-average with sink when down. Mostly slurvy curveball will be slider in future. Arm strength with proper action.
43
JASON PRIDIE
PRESCOTT HS
CF
L/R
6'2"
185
10/09/1983
HS
COMMENT: Good body, slender athletic frame. Wiry, muscular build. Aggressive level plane. Bat speed, extension through pitch. Doubles to gaps, occasional pull power. Good runner, quick advancing strides. Average, on-line arm strength across diamond. Fair glove actions, average range to glove side. High profile player. Makes things happen.
44
JOSEPH VOTTO
RICHVIEW COLLEGIATE INSTI
C
L/R
6'3"
205
09/10/1983
HS
 
COMMENT: Large, strong frame. Body similar to Darren Fletcher. Fluid uppercut swing. Aggressive hitter who attacks ball. Loose arm with good action and proper rotation. Catches ball and blocks plate. Impressive physical specimen. Hard worker.
45
COREY SHAFER
CHOCTAW HS
C
L/L
6'3"
210
12/17/1982
HS
 
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, well-proportioned build. Physically similar to Clint Hurdle. Aggressive make-up, plays hard. Slight open, semi-crouch stance. Proper mechanics in hitting approach. Strength and quickness is swing with power potential. Outfield reactions and instincts show proper technique. Bat and power are pluses.
46
DARRELL RASNER
U NEVADA
RHP
R/R
6'3"
210
01/13/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Strong upper body, solid, rounded shoulders. Build similar to John Smoltz. Fastball runs with sinking action. Quick arm with good follow-through and extension out front. Throws circle change that tumbles and drops. Curveball has downer rotation. Sharp, fast break to slider at end. Great mental toughness.
47
ADAM DONACHIE
TIMBERCREEK HS
C
R/R
6'2"
180
03/03/1984
HS
 
COMMENT: Long, loose, wiry frame. Good athlete. Built similar to Craig Counsell. Switch-hitter with fair bat speed through zone. Line-drive hitter with doubles power. Solid makeup. Fluid, easy arm with overhand release. Sure-handed with proper mechanics receiving ball. Still developing as receiver.
48
JOSHUA MURRAY
JESUIT HS
SS
R/R
6'2"
185
08/12/1984
HS
 
COMMENT:
49
BRENT CLEVLEN
WESTWOOD HS
CF
R/R
6'2"
190
10/27/1983
HS
COMMENT: Medium-large frame. Good body. Quiet, balanced hitting approach with high hands. Strength and quickness in stroke to drive ball out of park. Hits ball with authority. Ball jumps off bat. Average arm with carry and playable outfield skills. Average runner. Also pitches.
50
MICAH OWINGS
GAINESVILLE HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
205
09/28/1982
HS
COMMENT: Body similar to Andy Ashby. Very easy delivery at times. Very athletic with quick arm. Fastball location impressive. Will work inside. Good fastball bore, sinks when down. Slider shows tight, late bite, occasionally with some down life. Good arm speed on sinking change. Works quickly. Older high school player.
51
ZACHARY HAMMES
IOWA CITY HS
RHP
R/R
6'6"
220
05/15/1984
HS
COMMENT: Tall, soft frame. Long, strong arms. Long, loose arm action. Throws strikes and uses both sides of plate. Fastball, most 90-92 mph, explodes at plate. Flashes average to plus curveball. Makings of straight change. Attacks hitters.
52
ROBERT ANDINO
MIAMI SOUTHRIDGE SR HS
SS
R/R
5'11"
175
04/25/1984
HS
COMMENT: Medium, athletic frame, similar to Ricky Gutierrez. Quick through strike zone and ball jumps off his bat to all fields. Shows quick, soft hands, fluid moves and above-average arm afield.
53
KEVIN JEPSEN
BISHOP MANOGUE HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
190
07/26/1984
HS
COMMENT: Strong, lean build, solid arms and legs. Build similar to former Major League Bret Saberhagen. Vet aggressive, comes at you. Easy arm action, good extension, solid finish. Fastball explodes. Slider has snap and quick break. Natural feel for pitching.
54
WILLIAM JOHNSON
CLEMSON U
1B
L/R
6'4"
220
06/25/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
55
DAVID BUSH
WAKE FOREST U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
210
11/09/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT: Ricky Bottalico-like body, strong and solid with wide shoulders. Converted from catcher three years ago to college closer. Minimum, solid average fastball, 92-94 mph. Holds velocity with tailing life and sink when down. Slurve-type curveball with flashes
56
BRIAN DOPIRAK
DUNEDIN HS
1B
R/R
6'4"
225
12/20/1983
HS
COMMENT: A physical horse, solid muscle throughout. Well-conditioned athlete. Physically mature, built similar to young Jose Canseco. Powerful stroke with light tower, raw power. Really puts on show during batting practice. Good bat speed with extension and lift in swing. Ball really jumps off bat. Good carry on throws from outfield. Fair actions around bag. Some stiffness in actions, but agile enough to play corner outfield
57
JONATHAN LESTER
BELLARMINE PREP
LHP
L/L
6'4"
200
01/07/1984
HS
COMMENT: Tall frame with long, loose arms. Reminds of former big league pitcher Mark Langston. Smooth, three-quarter delivery with high kick and easy, fluid arm action. Plus fastball with life reaches 92 mph with natural run and sink. Slow curve has good rotation. Deceptive arm speed on straight change that fades. Poise and presence.
58
ZACHARY SEGOVIA
FORNEY HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
220
04/11/1983
HS
COMMENT: Tall, strong, thick body. Big guy with arm strength. Similar to Bartolo Colon. No wind-up, 3/4 delivery. Long, loose arm action. Hard and tight slider, tight curveball. Very aggressive, intimidating mound presence. Goes right after hitters.
59
JEREMY REED
CALIFORNIA ST U
LF
L/L
6'0"
185
06/15/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Lean, muscular, athletic body. Well defined arms and legs. Good bat speed. Line-drive hitter with occasional power, hits to all fields. Solid defensively. Base-stealing threat. Type of player you want on your team.
60
JONATHAN BROXTON
BURKE COUNTY HS
RHP
R/R
6'4"
240
06/16/1984
HS
COMMENT: Body similar to Dave Burba. Very strong with quick, strong arm. Fastball has occasional life. Good arm speed on change with sink. Very strong guy. Throws three pitches for strikes.
61
JESSE CRAIN
U HOUSTON
RHP
R/R
6'1"
200
07/05/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame. Lean, athletic build. Strong, quick arm. Plus velocity sets on 92-94 mph with tailing life. Hard, sharp, tight slider with depth through zone. Beginnings of curveball. Aggressive, challenges hitters. Solid makeup, bulldog mentality, wants ball. Starting shortstop used as closer.
62
JUSTIN JONES
KELLAM HS
LHP
L/L
6'4"
185
09/25/1984
HS
COMMENT: Long, slender frame. Rangy with plenty of room to fill out. John Smiley-like build. Loose arm, good extension and balance. Lively fastball with late run and sink. Three-quarter tilt curve, occasionally goes backdoor. Good feel for playable change that has late, diving action. Aggressive, hits spots. Has idea on mound, poised, good rhythm.
63
BRIAN SLOCUM
VILLANOVA U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
195
03/27/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, durable build. Long arms and legs. Build similar to Kevin Brown. No wind-up, 3/4 release. Loose, fluid arm. Fastball tails and sinks, especially when down in zone. Curveball has 3/4 rotation, occasional late, sharp bite. Strong change-up sinks and tails late. Live arm, effortless thrower with compact, polished delivery.
64
BRIAN MCCANN
DULUTH HS
C
L/R
6'3"
190
02/20/1984
HS
COMMENT: Body similar to Jorge Fabregas. Left-handed hitting catcher with some pop. Flashes bat speed and will drive it to gaps. Occasionally hammers it. Advanced defensively. Quick, soft hands. Lets ball come to him and absorbs it. Quick release with good carry. Polished player.
65
JAMES GREENE
SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS HS
SS
R/R
6'2"
174
08/17/1983
HS
COMMENT: Tall-medium build. Long legs, high waist, similar to Derek Jeter. Quick hands, good actions. Solid range. Arm strength with occasional carry. Smart, above-average runner. Quick hands through zone. Line-drive, gap-to-gap hitter with occasional power. Good, smart kid. Sold makeup. Above-average athlete, very coachable.
66
FREDRICK LEWIS
SOUTHERN U A&M
LF
L/R
6'2"
190
12/09/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
67
STEPHEN STANLEY
U NOTRE DAME
OF
L/L
5'7"
155
12/23/1979
4YR
COMMENT: Extra-small, wiry strong frame. Well toned. Sound mechanics. Solid contact, good hit and run. Excellent bunter. Definite base stealer and can create havoc on the bases. Good range, instincts, field skills for center fielder. Plays hard, confident. Quality make-up.
68
CHRISTOPHER SNYDER
U HOUSTON
C
R/R
6'4"
225
02/12/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Extra-large frame. Physically impressive. Good arm strength, easy with on-line carry. Strong hands. Smooth transfer with quick release. Raw pull power with length and lift in swing. Leader on field, takes control of game. Excellent make up, instincts for game.
69
JOSHUA WOMACK
CRAWFORD HS
CF
L/L
6'1"
185
01/05/1984
HS
COMMENT: Physical specimen. Conditioned athletic frame, similar to J.D. Drew. Plus wheels, accelerating speed. Short, compact stroke. Level swing with good bat extension. Fair bat speed through zone. Outfield instincts. Competitive. Also pitches.
70
MITCHELL TALBOT
CANYON VIEW HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
170
10/17/1983
HS
COMMENT: Medium athletic build. Plus arm speed through three-quarter slot. Compact delivery with good extension. Explosive fastball with running, sinking life, occasional bore up and in. Feel for hard, tight, curve with depth. Flashes makings of power curve as late-bite out pitch that misses bats and will throw on any count for strike. Loose, lively arm. Feel for pitching. Aggressive, will pitch inside. Good competitor.
71
BRANDON WEEDEN
EDMOND SANTA FE HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
200
10/14/1983
HS
COMMENT: Extra-large frame, tall, long and supple. Body similar to Jonathan Wright of White Sox. Very good pitcher's build. Loose, quick, live arm. Good mechanics. Average fastball with occasional better boring tail. Curve rotates, tight at times with three-quarter, strike zone bite. Plays shortstop when not pitching.
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