A look at picks 39-49
Updated: June 10, 2009, 11:28 AM ETBy Jason Churchill
You can find the entire 2009 MLB draft pick-by-pick selections here. Ed.'s note: Keith Law is appearing on the 9 p.m. "SportsCenter Special" regarding the MLB draft. His thoughts on the first round and sandwich picks will be available on ESPN.com's MLB page later Tuesday night. Jason Churchill: Texas gets their big-ticket power arm in Tanner Scheppers, who was the 48th pick last year by Pittsburgh. It could be the steal of the draft if he stays healthy; he has better stuff than any arm in the draft except for Stephen Strasburg. The thing to watch for will be his price; Scheppers is expected to be somewhat expensive, potentially in the $4 million range. Pittsburgh gets a power arm in Victor Black out of Dallas Baptist, and Milwaukee tabs Kennesaw State RHP Kyle Heckathorn, who could move to the pen and slither through the minors quickly. The best players remaining as the second round begins include 1B Rich Poythress, C Luke Bailey, RHPs Alex Wilson and Ben Tootle and prep OF Jake Marisnick. You will be able to find continued analysis and expectations for each team's selections in the MLB draft by going to the MLB Draft Blog and ESPN.com's MLB page for the rest of the week.
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