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16
NICHOLAS SWISHER
OHIO ST U
1B
S/L
6'0"
200
11/25/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Muscular, athletic build on large frame. Body similar to Rusty Greer. Quiet hitting approach. Quick bat through zone. Takes hands to ball well. Aggressive hitter. Shows power from both sides. Instincts for the outfield. Playable arm. Son of former Major Leaguer Steve Swisher.
24
JOSEPH BLANTON
U KENTUCKY
RHP
R/R
6'3"
225
12/11/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Stocky, muscular build on large frame. Similar body type to Tim Belcher. Live, quick arm. Fastball has occasional sink when down in zone. Slider and curveball both show late break and bite.
26
JOHN MCCURDY
U MARYLAND
SS
R/R
6'2"
200
04/17/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame, strong across shoulders. Added long-ball strength since last summer. Good bat speed and power potential. Soft hands. Gets ball away with snap release, playable arm. Agile and quick on feet. Hard-nosed and aggressive.
30
BENJAMIN FRITZ
FRESNO ST U
RHP
R/R
6'4"
215
03/29/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, solid frame. Big-boned, durable, similar to Jaret Wright. As catcher, frames and blocks well, adequate right to left movement. Above average arm with on-line throws, acceleration with carry. Power with some loft. Intelligent, quiet leader. As pitcher, strong, fluid arm. Solid average fastball with occasional late life. Will pitch inside. Throws three- and four-finger change with sink and fade, OK deception. Other pitch is hard, late cutter. Slurve features late bite. Strong, durable two-way player with uncommon athletic ability.
35
JEREMY BROWN
U ALABAMA
C
R/R
5'10"
210
10/25/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT: Medium, squatty build. Unloads ball quick. Swings bat very aggressively. Shows long ball power. Handles pitchers well. Comes to beat you. Gets dirty.
37
STEPHEN OBENCHAIN
U EVANSVILLE
RHP
R/R
6'5"
200
07/29/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT: Tall, extra-large frame. Well-proportioned, athletic body. Live arm, solid average fastball velocity with occasional sink and bores inner half. Deceptive. Occasionally good depth with circle change. 12-6 downer curve with tight rotation. Uses whole plate. No fear, will challenge hitters and competes well in adverse situations.
39
MARK TEAHEN
ST MARYS COL
3B
L/R
6'3"
205
09/06/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT: Tall, slender frame. Similar to Dean Palmer. Arm is best tool, could become a plus with added strength. Occasional power straight away. Runs bases well enough. Improved fielding. Good kid.
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.
98
WILLIAM MURPHY
CALIFORNIA ST U
LHP
L/L
6'0"
190
05/09/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, strong frame with strength throughout. Fastball sinks occasionally with some arm-side bore. Cut fastball occasionally for slider-like movement. Curveball has bite and depth. Change fades and sinks. Good arm speed, throws downhill. Works fast. Poised.
128
JOHN BAKER
U CALIFORNIA
C
L/R
6'1"
220
01/20/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT:
158
MARK KIGER
U FLORIDA
SS
R/R
5'11"
174
05/30/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
188
BRIAN STAVISKY
U NOTRE DAME
CF
L/R
6'3"
225
07/06/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Extra-large, big-boned frame. Ryan Klesko look. Good approach to hitting. Strong, quick hands generate bat speed. Aggressive, solid contact. Tries to pull and drive pitches he can handle. Definite run producer with bat and power. Excellent make-up.
218
BRANT COLAMARINO
U PITTSBURGH
1B
L/L
5'11"
205
12/04/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Bull-strong, John Kruk-look. Moves well for build. Quick, short, contact. Excellent bat control. Guards plate, goes into ball. Knows strike zone. Fields position well. Playable left arm, but can throw with right as well. Hard-nosed. Heads-up baserunner.
248
LEVI BURTON
WESTERN CAROLINA U
RHP
R/R
6'4"
220
06/02/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT: Physical specimen. Big and strong. Heavy muscle but not bulky. Goes by "Jared." Fastball has down tail and sink. Curveball has decent snap. Slider flashes quick tilt. Competes well, very athletic.
278
SHANE KOMINE
U NEBRASKA
RHP
R/R
5'8"
160
10/18/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Small, compact, Tom Gordon-type body. Throws strikes and exhibits solid mound presence. Five pitches. Fastball runs with occasional sink. Quality, down biting 12-to-6 curve. Keeps splitter down in the zone. Poised with great feel for pitching.
308
JOSEPH PICKENS
U MISSISSIPPI
RHP
L/R
6'1"
210
06/22/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
338
JUSTIN CROWDER
RICE U
LHP
L/L
6'0"
190
09/24/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT:
368
KIRK NORDNESS
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC ST U
OF
R/R
6'0"
200
12/20/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT:
398
TYLER KLIPPENSTEIN
U LETHBRIDGE
3B
R/R
6'4"
207
04/11/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT:
428
BRAD KNOX
CENTRAL ARIZONA COL
RHP
R/R
6'3"
210
05/27/1982
JR
 
COMMENT:
458
CHRISTOPHER DUNWELL
SAN DIEGO ST U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
200
01/29/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Heavy-boned, solid build. Strong. Overhand- high three-quarter release. Fair arm speed. Occasionally cut fastball for slider-type break. Occasional tight, late rotation on slider. Fair deception on circle change. Fair command. Can pitch inside. Always around plate. Competitor, never gives up.
488
LLOYD TURNER
KENNESAW ST U
2B
R/R
6'1"
175
04/11/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Body similar to Delino DeShields. High hands at plate with bat up. Quick, lean and strong with baseball tools. Generates some bat speed with occasional short stroke. Good wrists for hitting. Starting to go other way better. Adequate defensively.
518
DAVID HARRIMAN
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC ST U
C
R/R
6'0"
200
10/15/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
548
JOSE CORCHADO
HILBERTO DOMENECH
RHP
R/R
6'1"
175
04/05/1984
HS
COMMENT: Medium frame, stout build. Fluid arm action with good extension out front and arm acceleration. Four-seam fastball with fair tailing life, occasionally near average. Three-quarter rotation and break to curve. Maintains arm speed on straight change.
578
DUSTIN BARNARD
MOORE HS
RHP
R/R
0'0"
0
06/28/1983
HS
 
COMMENT:
608
TREVOR CROWE
WESTVIEW HS
SS
S/R
5'10"
185
11/17/1983
HS
COMMENT: Good physique with definition. Conditioning fanatic. Built like Jay Bell. Good setup, rhythm. Knows zone. Line-drive, contact bat. More power from natural right side. Glove instincts. Quick and confident. Can start and turn DP. Excellent hand-eye coordination. Alert, aggressive baserunner. Excellent approach to game, work habits.
638
WALLACE PONTIFF
LOUISIANA ST U
3B
L/R
6'0"
200
11/18/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
668
SHAWN KOHN
U WASHINGTON
RHP
R/R
6'2"
200
01/28/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
698
CHRISTOPHER SHANK
FRANKLIN PIERCE COL
RHP
R/R
6'1"
185
01/31/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT:
728
DANIEL GIBBONS
CENTRAL MICHIGAN U
OF
L/R
6'3"
207
10/21/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
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** Oakland Athletics passed in round 46.


* Any team that passes on a selection during the draft is prohibited by rule from participating in subsequent rounds.
* The draft concludes at the end of 50 rounds or after all teams have passed, thereby opting out of any subsequent slots.
 

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