Here’s your Rounds 21-30 look at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ picks in the 2011 MLB Draft:
Round 21 – Jon Griffin, 1B, Central Florida/Bradenton, FL
Drafted for the third time, previously went in the 41st round in 2007 by Minnesota and the 45th round by Boston in 2008 … Hit .343 with 19 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 58 RBIs, and posted a 1.055 OPS … Hit 37 home runs for Manatee CC (now known as State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota) … Was a 2009 Suncoast All-Conference First-Team pick, hitting .340 with 22 homers and 74 RBIs … Earned all-area honors while at Lakewood Ranch HS.
Round 22 – Garrett Weber, SS, Fresno State/Clovis, CA
Hit .274 with five home runs and 33 RBIs for the Bulldogs this past spring, while earning First-Team All-WAC honors … hit a career-high .387 with 38 RBIs in 2010 … Named First-Team All-American in both seasons while at Fresno City College … Drafted in the 35th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2007 MLB Draft.
Round 23 – Ryan Court, 3B, Illinois State/Sleepy Hollow, IL
A .309 career hitter, batted .323 with six home runs and 35 RBIs for the Redbirds, and finished his collegiate career with 21 home runs, 126 RBIs and 10 stolen bases … Led the team in homers in his junior season (10) … Earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors the past two seasons (1st team in 2011, 2nd team in 2010), and was an Honorable Mention pick in 2009 … Is a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Candidate … Hit .406 while starting all 34 games played at Dundee-Crown HS during his senior season, helping his squad win the Fox Valley Conference title and earning First-Team All-Conference honors … His father played football at Illinois State.
Round 24 – Matt Ogden, RHP, Smoky Hill HS, CO
Struck out 81 batters in 58 innings for Smoky Hill in 2011, while posting a 6-2 record with a 4.34 ERA, four complete games and a shutout … Also batted .510 with six home runs and 18 RBIs … Has signed a letter of intent to play at Michigan.
Round 25 – Brett Williams, OF, NC State/New Bern, NC
Hit .286 with 12 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 45 RBIs for the Wolfpack this past spring … Also stole nine bases and committed just three errors in 156 chances (.981 fielding pct.) … Helped Pitt Community College to the 2010 NJCAA World Series, earning first-team All-Region X honors in the process … Posted a .348 batting average with 11 doubles, 11 home runs and 45 RBIs, plus added 10 steals … As a freshman, was even more of a force, hitting .429 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, 43 RBIs and 12 steals.
Round 26 – Austin Platt, RHP, Bradenton, FL
Participated in the IMG Baseball Academy, which has produced Major League players Bobby Bonilla and Manny Ramirez, who in turn have sent their sons to the academy … Played at Braden River High School, posting a 4-0 mark with one save in his senior season, before participating in the IMG Wood Bat League, where he won six games and struck out 47 batters.
Round 27 – Wyatt Strahan, RHP, Villa Park HS, CA
Posted a 6-4 record with a 1.48 ERA for Villa Park, striking out 55 in 66 innings pitched … Allowed opponents to hit at a .207 clip … Struck out 10 in his final start of the season … Also batted .295 with nine doubles, four triples, three home runs and 12 RBIs … Has verbally committed to play at USC.
Round 28 – Matt Sample, RHP, Rogers State/Bentonville, AR
Struck out 31 batters in 23 2/3 innings pitched for the Hillcats … Was 2-0 with four saves and a 4.56 ERA … Started two games, including a win over Oklahoma City in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament … Redshirted in 2010 following Tommy John surgery … Pitched at Crowder College, where he was an All-Region pitcher as a sophomore, and was drafted in the 49th round by Texas following his freshman season.
Round 29 – Carter Bell, 3B, Oregon State/Courtenay, BC
Batted .299 with 11 doubles, a triple, a home run and 22 RBIs in 50 games for the Beavers this past spring … Previously selected in the 22nd round by San Francisco in the 2008 MLB Draft … Played for Team Canada at the 5th World Baseball Championships in Japan last summer, hitting .300 for the tournament with a triple, home run and five RBIs in six games … Two-sport star in high school.
Round 30 – Dexter Price, RHP, South Carolina-Beaufort/Colorado Springs, CO
Transferred to USC-Beaufort from Auburn, and posted a 6-3 mark in 12 games, with a 2.39 ERA … Struck out 51 batters in 79 innings pitched … Was 3-0 in five starts with a 4.39 ERA during his sophomore season at Auburn … played at Air Academy HS, earning two straight First-Team Class 5A All-State honors, and an All-Colorado nods during his senior season, in which he went 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA, striking out 76 batters in 60 1/3 innings pitched, while being named team MVP … Also hit .375 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in his senior season … Threw a perfect game in 2007 … Previously drafted in the 43rd round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2008 MLB Draft.
Day 3 commences at 10 a.m. MT on Wednesday …