20. LHP Jean Carlos Santiago – I fully expect Santiago to follow a similar path set forth by other wildly successful Dominican pitchers Ariel Pena and Fabio Mesa Martinez. Santiago should be headed for Rookie Ball in 2012 and will likely remain there for the duration of the year. He should have little trouble disposing of the newly drafted high school hitters in Arizona and generating more hype.
His stock will: Rise
19. RHP Cam Bedrosian – Bedrosian will be ticketed for Class A Cedar Rapids and will join fellow first rounders Kaleb Cowart and Taylor Lindsey. It remains to be seen whether or not Bedrosian will pitch out of the pen or the rotation. I’m thinking he’ll begin in the rotation but mechanics/injury/ineffectiveness will cause a switch to the pen.
His stock will: Fall