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What happened in the negotiations with Levon Washington? Scott Boras even said he wished it would have gotten done. That means Levon wanted more that Boras could get him. I like Washington's skills, but I really don't like his attitude now. Kenny Diekroger, who also didn’t sign, rated high on tools, but I don’t see him as a big loss to their drarft. Todd Glaesmann could be a 5 tool OF and I think he is one to keep an eye on, especially if he can develop power. 5th rounder Jeff Malm could be a 1st rd talent if he develops power, which he has the body for as a 6’4”, 225 LB guy. I like Devin Fuller and he could be a good 6th round pick. Cody Rogers is a JC guy who has some upside. Brett Nommensen could be an outstanding hitter if he does half of what he did in college this season. Jacob Partridge is a personal favorite and could develop into another in the long line of Rays pitching prospects. Gabe Cohen could turn into a Gabe Kapler kind of player with a bodybuilder body and brute power. Besides the top 2 picks, they also drafted but did not sign Derrek Dennis, Pierce Johnson, Dylan Floro, Alex Besaw, Austin Maddox and James Pazos. Several of these guys could have been good replacements for missing out on the top 2. I would have definitely paid Dennis and Maddox mid to high six figures.

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Aaron Brown , OF , Chatsworth HS, Calif.
Aaron Westlake , OF , Vanderbilt
Aaron Collazo , SS , Lady Bird Johnson, San Antonio, TX
Aaron Deguire , C , El Camino College
Aaron Dunsmore , OF , Dayton
Aaron Fanning , SS , Northwest (TX) HS
Aaron Gretz , C , Apple Valley, Apple Valley, MN
Aaron Johnson , LHP , Dunham, Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron Knapp , MIF , Granite Bay Granite Bay CA
Aaron Moore , RHP , Westwood Austin TX
Aaron Nola , RHP , Catholic, Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron Novak , OF/RHP , Germantown Academy (PA)
Aaron Thomassen , RHP , Nathan Hale Seattle WA
Aaron Westlake , 1B/OF , Vanderbilt
Abram Cartledge , LHP , Thomson, Thomson, GA
Adam Bennett , SS/RHP , …

Top 300- 2010 MLB Draft Prospects

Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
27 Jos…